Have a Game of Thrones Thanksgiving

So maybe that’s not such a good idea, considering that everyone dies in the series anyway. Still, if we totally overlook that fact, a Game of Thrones Thanksgiving can be fun. It may be too late to do that for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner, but then you’ll always have an awesome excuse to have another Thanksgiving party with friends who won’t shy away from the idea of eating and drinking like Robert Baratheon.1

The second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones is still far away, but HBO is not sitting on its laurels thanks to a successful first season. They continue to send out “reminders” every now and then that Game of Thrones is coming back and probably coming back in a grander manner than we can imagine. (The first season finale is rather hard to beat, though.) Continue reading

  1. Who is dead anyway. Spoiler? If you didn’t know this fact by now, then you might as well give up. []

Get a Stanford Education for FREE!

They say that learning does not always happen in school, but I believe that it sure does help. While you can’t always learn everything you need to know to get ahead in life in formal educational institutions, there is something to be gained from going through a formal education.

More so, learning is an activity that should not stop once you get your degree. I know for a fact that I have learned so much more that I can apply to my work after I got out of school. Of course, there is the fact that I didn’t practice my degree. As it happens often in life, the road took me down a different path, and I think that I am happier for it.

So yes, I take most everyday as a learning experience, although there are many days when I become too comfortable in my zone that I am sure I miss out on a good learning experience or two. When I realize this, I get to thinking about how it is still good to immerse one’s self in formal settings of learning every now and then. Continue reading

Chuck Norris Approves of WoW

I have never been a fan of World of Warcraft, but this new commercial just got me totally wanting to try it out. Yeah, I am a Chuck-head. Sue me. Or never mind, if you disapprove, I am sure a roundhouse kick will find its way to your face.

See what Chuck Norris thinks of WoW.

“Chuck Norris didn’t break a sweat filming the newest World of Warcraft television spot. Instead, he made the director cry and then cooled himself with the tears.”

Why I Write

Fast writerWhy do you write? Have you asked yourself this lately?

As a freelance writer, the answer is pretty obvious. I write because it is my source of income. If I don’t write, I don’t get paid. If I don’t get paid, I don’t have money to pay the bills.

I have spent a lot of time thinking and reflecting in the past few days, and naturally, my thoughts turned to writing. Why do I write? Continue reading

Dr. Seuss Quote: You Decide Where to Go

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Dr. Seuss Mug
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” ~ Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

This Dr. Seuss quote is a great reminder that we have control over ourselves, our decisions, and our plans. We ought not to lay the responsibility on other people. Only we can think for ourselves.

The Freelancing Revolution

How long have you been a freelance writer? Have you thought much about your working situation?

I bet many people in your circles who do not have a clear idea of what freelancing entails think that you are the luckiest worker alive. I have had my fair share of those sentiments expressed to my face (and not). Whether or not you I am the luckiest worker alive, I do know that I love freelance writing, and that I cannot see myself doing any other thing at this point in my life.

That passion naturally translates to curiosity about this not-so-mysterious status called “freelance”. I found an information-loaded infographic called “The Freelancing Revolution”, and I think that many freelancers will also be interested in it. Continue reading