Welcome to my world where everything is always seen through rose-tinted glasses. Sometimes, the view gets fogged but always, I remain hopeful, choosing to live life with a heart full of sunshine while still being welcoming of the rain.
So why Thoughts, Tales, and Whatnot?
Thoughts. Random or thought over, these are my mantra in life. I am often described as pensive, and some go as far as label me a loner. To be honest, I’d rather be alone with my thoughts than be with someone who drains me with his/her incessant diatribe, drama, or loudness.
Tales. Mostly travel and random experiences that are worth writing about. I’m a careful planner but can be a daredevil so my travels always include a jaunt to an off the beaten path, or a memorable encounter with locals.
Whatnot. I used to have 2 blogs. Stressed in the City was my travel diary as well as the repository for my movies, music, TV shows, books, and product reviews. Melancholic Memoirs, meanwhile, hosted my poems, essays, and fictional writing. In order for me to cover everything and anything on this blog, I specifically added a Whatnot section.
Join me as I tackle life head on and create a world of words in the hopes of sharing whatever life lessons I have had from my experiences.
Updated on February 27, 2015
Hey 🙂 Thanks for checking out my blog. I really liked yours too 🙂
You’re welcome. And thank you too for the visit.
Delightful, Milai. Don’t be a melancholy baby. Have fun, enjoy life and write. You do that so well. Thanks.
Thank you so much for the kind words. 🙂
Thanks for dropping by my blog!
Yours is fantastic too – some really beautiful photos here.
Thanks for dropping by here. Loved your photos (’twas the jellyfish that first caught my attention). Keep ’em coming. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
You’re welcome. Thanks for dropping by my blog too. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog too! I love your photographs! Haven’t checked out your whole blog yet..my next stop is the Crafts area and then the Travel. I love to travel to foreign places and see other cultures.
Thanks for dropping by mine too and for leaving your thoughts on some of my posts. You’re welcome to visit Cebu anytime. I’m so proud of my country and have been to most of its must-travel-to destinations that I am always the designated guide when entertaining friends and colleagues. 🙂
Lovely collection of whatnots 🙂 I love switching gears from deep exploration of the self, to food, to wrapping paper! Thanks for the sharing!
you have great collections here. keep it up. and by the way, thanks for dropping by in my blogsite.
Thanks for dropping by my blog too. Love your shots and it’s always nice to meet a kababayan online. 🙂
very much welcome 🙂 and, thank you also for appreciating. nice meeting you, too 🙂
See you around. Happy shooting (pics, of course)! 🙂
same here…have a nice day 🙂
At talagang nag chat tayo rito at peppered pa ng smileys. Ha ha. 🙂 Last reply na ‘to, promise. 🙂
At talagang nag chat tayo rito at peppered pa ng smileys. Ha ha. Last reply na ‘to, promise. 🙂
Thank you for stopping by my blog (www.htheblog.wordpress.com & http://www.islandhomeblog.wordpress.com). I am looking forward to reading through your and admiring some very tropical looking pictures!
You’re welcome. It’s always nice to roam the web and discover new things and meet people. Thanks for dropping by here too. 🙂
Thanks for dropping by. Your piece and pictures are really amazing.
Thank you. Love reading your travel pieces as well.
Enjoyed reading your blog, your photos are lovely.
Thank you. Your photos are too.
Another great Filipino blogger! 😉
Thanks for the compliment. Your poems are awesome. 🙂
Thanks you too!
Thank you for liking my Gratitude Journal! I love your pictures; so colorful!!
Thanks for the visit. 🙂
I love all your photos but the one of the cherry blossom was spectacular. Very Cheerful.
Thank you so much for the inspiring words, and for visiting my blog.
I love your photos and your blog.
Hello, Milai! What a pleasure meeting you. I didn’t see what you had before, but this site is definitely worth looking at. Thank you, as well, for visiting my site http://llmerritt.wordpress.com, and liking my post “Tulips”. Good luck going forward and I will see you again soon.
It’s nice meeting you here. I love your photos. Thank you too for visiting my blog, and for the kind comments. 🙂
Hello sweet friend. I have nominated you for the Sweet Blogger award, http://wp.me/p3mUBo-16V
.I normally do not send out these awards but someone dear to me seemed to think it is important so I want to honor their kindness in sending this to you. You can follow the rules or be like me and be a rule breaker. Today I want you to know you make a difference in my life! Thank you!
Hi Milai, thank you for visited my blog and be my friend. nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you too, Erbina. 🙂 I liked going over your pics. Thanks for dropping by!
Thanks for dropping by! It’s great to know more Filipino bloggers.
Nice meeting you, Marryl. I found your blog while I was looking for craft suppliers in Cebu, and love the creativity in your posts.
Pure and simple, I like it. Thank you 🙂
Thank you. 🙂
Thank you so much for liking my photo post. I really like your photos on your blog.
Thank you so much for the kind words. Your photos are lovely too. And I love the quote that you shared in your new post.
Hi, do you still have the contact no.of Mang talo who help you in your Sumilon Trip? Thanks alot!
Thanks for the visit.
I was told that Nong Tallo is no longer into tour guiding.
Oslob has changed so much since my visit in 2012 and 2013 (during this recent stay, there was no Nong Tallo to help me out and I became my friend’s guide). It’s more organized since the local government took the time to develop Oslob as a destination. You will have no problem going around the place.
thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it 🙂 what an interesting blog you have ! for sure will be back here 🙂
Gosh, your blog about Batanes made my day. It’s my dream of a place, I hope someday I would be able to visit it too. Just followed you and it is really nice finding another Filipina blogger here at WP.
Thank you for following my blog.
Batanes is truly beautiful! I hope you can visit it someday soon.
I too am glad to meet a fellow Pinay here on WP who also loves nature and is into sharing her thoughts with the world.
See you around! 🙂
Your blog is cool. I just followed. I want to learn more from your thoughts.
Thanks. I followed you back and look forward to seeing your posts about Cebu.
Thanks for the follow Milai..
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Thanks, Milai, for visiting my blog and following! Love your blog and look forward to sharing our respective journeys in words and images. All the best, luke
The pleasure is mine. Your posts are inspiring so I love going over them.
Hi Milai, Thanks for visiting my blog and the likes. I just revamped blogagaini.com with a new theme, and lost, well, not lost, but pages and posts are hidden. So I’m still in the creation process. Visit again. Being American-Cebuano, I love your Cebu posts. (✿ ♥‿♥)
I had the same problem when I tinkered with my blog’s settings.
Thanks for dropping by. I just followed your blog. Your photos are amazing and your Missy looks so adorable! 🙂
Hi darling, I just nominated you for an award. The details are on my blog. I love your profile and your blog is refreshing and unique.
Hi Ginny, that’s really sweet of you.
So sorry for the late reply. It’s been a crazy week. Will work on my post and tag you. 🙂
Np darling. And you’re very welcome.
Thanks for following my blog, Miai. So glad to meet you here and see your photography. Looking forward to more.
The pleasure is mine. Thank you too, Angeline.
thanks for stopping by my blog…I hope to see more of your wanderings 😉
Are you from Cebu? You look familiar. ☺
Hi! I’m not really from Cebu, but I’ve been living here for 9 years now. 🙂 Thanks for the visit!