More About Christine

To My Dearest Followers and Readers,

Welcome to my blog! You came across this page because you wanted to know more about me, right? Yawning while reading this is acceptable but don’t leave the page just yet! 😉

BA English Studies major in Literature (’08), MA Education major in Special Education (continuing), University of the Philippines Diliman; Registered Professional Teacher (Secondary Education)

So, here goes my long boring story…

Describing the nature of my entity would require a dissertation-long-kind-of-essay. Beat that. *wink* Nah, I am just kidding. But of course, I’ll try to come up with a shorter one for your own comfort and convenience. 🙂

I am utterly and completely complex. I am partly an extrovert and partly an introvert. I tend to shy away from people. I (don’t like and haven’t felt the need to socialize and be with so many people. I was never and never will be a big fan of the idea which is to be the center of attention or be on the limelight. I do get to hang out every now and then with a small group of friends though. No man is an island as they would say. The keys to our own survival: God, your special someone, family and friends. Yet words and thoughts flow freely through an ink and a paper.

This is where my passion for writing comes in. It is the outlet for all of my unsaid thoughts. From composing poems to creative writing to blogging. Literature is one avenue that I’ve grown quite familiar with. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in this field (after 6 grueling years, whew!). Aside from writing, music heals my soul. The guitar and the organ accompany me most of the time. The guitar most especially. It is easier to just grab the guitar and strum your song of the day. I compose my own songs too from the poems I’ve created. But I don’t do this often anymore. Dancing would be next in line. I have been exposed to folk dancing in my early years and just recently, tried street dancing for a change. Quite the complete opposite, right? But, it was such a very fun experience. And my current exercise routine? Yep, you guessed that right – zumba classes. 😉

The arts, culture and the aesthetics interest me a lot. I have a thirst for knowledge and a passion for learning. Where or how, you may ask, do I learn? By being a wide reader and by observing people and things around me a lot. I actually find it quite amusing and interesting to be the person in the ‘background’ and be able to regard every being from afar. It allows me to view these people as to how they really are as an individual.

To be able to observe and to learn would require someone to move around and explore things. Traveling would be the key to that. I love to travel. To explore every nook in the world would be my ultimate dream.

As much as I love to travel, I also love to lay idle and bum around, take photos, try new cuisines, cook, sketch and paint, decorate the house, try new interior design ideas, make fashion illustrations, create origami, do gardening stuff and commune with nature. But a huge contrast as this may sound though, I love doing outdoor sports and experience that temporary ‘high.’

I am partly an optimist and partly a cynic. I usually am a risk taker. But I have my “down” times too. I cram. A self-confessed procrastinator. But I do plan ahead of time, organize everything and make sure I am getting to where I wanted to be.

I crave for simplicity, being with people who are true to themselves and can appreciate the beauty and goodness in every particular living or non-living thing that exists. Personality and attitude over looks. Quality over quantity. Sentimentality over materialism.

I am a dreamer who dreams of perfection but to say that would be to relinquish most of my imperfections too. Quite impossible, I have my own weaknesses. We all have. But I pursue where I do good and not the other way around.

The gist of it all is this – I am complicated, complex, not too interesting yet never too boring. Just right. Still awake? 😉

Seriously though, I aim to be free, to shine, ascend and yet stay rooted. I always keep in mind that God provides us nothing but the best even in the most complicated of situations so make every single minute, every opportunity and every blessing count. My gratitude will always extend most to Him.

I will continue serving Him and serve others as well until my very last breath. There is no identity that I wish to carry except that I have been saved by the Cross because I am God’s daughter. Moreover, this blog won’t be made possible if it wasn’t for my faith and God. As my life verse goes:

“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13

Thus in everything, to God be the Glory always. 🙂

I hope that as we journey together through this blog, it’ll give you a whole new take on a lot of things. Enjoy reading! ❤

Christian-5-june

LOTS OF LOVE,

55 thoughts on “More About Christine

  1. Hello, I think your blog is great.. It does what a blog should do, it is an extension of your life so thanks for sharing… Got a real genuine feel to it. I will enjoy following it… It is about things you know… which is good..
    Cheers

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    • Thank you so much, Chandrakant. 🙂 It is a privilege that you found my blog to be interesting. I enjoy reading your posts too. Keep those articles coming. 🙂

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  2. “Personality and attitude over looks”, and to see beyond the physical mask, to the quality of heart that you truly are. Thank you for sharing.
    May the winds of the wilderness, always stir the wildflowers, growing in the springtime of your heart’s imagination.

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  3. Thanks so much for following my blog Middle East Moments. You’ve got a great site and I’ve just followed you too. I’m going to enjoy reading what you have to say. Hopefully you will enjoy my writings about my life in the Middle East.

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    • Thanks, Andrea! 🙂 Yes, your posts are all a good read. They all bring a whole new perspective to the world re Middle East. I love the pictures too! Keep us posted. 🙂

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  4. Hi, I’d like to nominate your blog for the Liebster award. The Liebster award recognizes up and coming blogs (generally those with less than 200 followers), and hopefully drives more traffic your way when I provide a link for my readers/followers. I’m planning a post later this week, Thursday or Friday, which outlines the recognition. Would you accept? If you accept, please either comment on this post or send me an e-mail at herbirthmarks@gmail.com and I will give you more details. Thanks!

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    • Hello! 🙂 Thank you so much for the nomination! It is an honor to be nominated for the Liebster award. I would be very willing to accept it. 🙂

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    • Hello! Yes, I will be making my nominations and the post regarding the award by the end of the week. Thanks a lot once again! 🙂

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  5. Thank you for your recent likes and follow on my site. While I’ve not had time to browse too much of your blog, from what I’ve seen, I’m going to enjoy every moment 🙂 Thanks again ~Scott

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    • Thanks as well for following, Scott! 🙂 Glad I did follow you – you have very interesting posts.

      Keep those art works coming! 🙂

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  6. Hi Christine–thank you for taking time to view my little blog and for now wanting to follow along—I’m looking forward to exploring your site—your piety, images are all so lovely—Blessings—Julie

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    • Hi, Julie! 🙂

      Thanks as well for dropping by! And yes, keep those wonderful posts of yours coming. 😀

      Warm regards,
      Tin

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    • Wow! It is an honor and a privilege to be nominated for this award. My sincerest gratitude. 🙂

      May you continue to be inspired by my future posts. Do keep your beautiful poetry coming as well. Love them all. 😀

      Sincerely,
      Tin

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  7. So Christine, you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers, sometimes known as The Spikey’s…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.
    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.
    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂
    Have a great old day…
    UNCLE SPIKE

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