Weekend Adventures

This weekend, I visited 5 waterfalls and one beach from four different towns. Sounds exhausting? It was. But it was also very exciting and fulfilling.

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We visited four waterfalls on Saturday, slep at the beach and decided to go to another one the next day. It was really fun!

Check out my travel blog for more info!

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A Watty Obsession

Reading is not a hobby. It is an addiction, an obsession that I can’t escape.

I came across Wattpad five years ago by accident. I didn’t really paid much attention to it until recently. Probably because I was unlucky enough to stumble into half-baked stories, obviously plagiarized novels or fanfictions I can’t really relate to. I thought that was all there is to it.

Few months ago, I was on a long bus ride and couldn’t think of anything better to do. I randomly opened apps and came across Wattpad. I listlessly browse through the novels and found some that are quite promising. I started reading and I was hooked. Now every spare time I have is spent reading novels and waiting for installments for the ones that are unfinished. I am amazed really. I hope these writers all find literary agents and their works are published in print. They are amazing!

Here are some works I really enjoyed/enjoying:

1. Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy.

The story of a 16 year old orphan who suddenly found out she has powers and a princess from another world. She must learn to master her powers and defeat her aunt who’s bent on killing her.

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It’s not a complete book yet but it is a good one.

2. Araminta by Lavender Brooke.

The story of a rebellious princess who was assigned to complete a Merit Quest to prove herself worthy to become a wife of a man she hasn’t met and a future queen to her people.

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3. Ennara by Angela Myron.

The story of an 11 year old girl with magical powers that can save her world from shadow demons.

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4. Initio Sea and Sky by JV Zafra. This is the novel that made me appreciate Wattpad. It is a story of Senna Heart, an angel who walked this earth and must now save it.

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5. Annie Moon by Melanie Abed. A young girl who never suspected that she is special. She traveled to a world where elementals are real, a world where a few wants her, so she can save her best friend.

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This is a complete novel too and is very very good. I love this one and I am definetly buying this book.

6. The Priestess and The Dragon by Nicolette Andrews. Set in ancient Japan, this is the story of Suzume, a princess sent to the mountains to become a priestess against her will and promptly woke up a slumbering dragon on her first day.

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7. Death and Magic by Steven Pemberton. Adramal is a wizard in training and a healer. She was sent to Kyturil, a wizard training school in the city of Kyer Altamar to finish her apprenticeship but by some twist of fate, found herself becoming a spy.

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8. Summoner Origins by Taran Matharu. The story of Arcturus, the stable boy who is forced to steal to escape a life of abuse and found himself accidentally summoning a demon amd change everyone’s life forever.

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I have read more books from Wattpad and I’ll share the others soon. These are the ones that really stand out for me though.

Do you have Wattpad stories that you like? Please do share them in the comments. I am always in the lookout for new stories to read. I especially love fantasy and adventure stories! Please do share if you know any good ones I might like. Thanks!

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11 Things I Do My Best To Live By

Ever heard of the 11 General Orders?
It’s something like that.

1. I will protect my family at all cost. I will do my best to act in the best interest of my family. I will always keep in mind that my actions will affect not only me but also the those that I love.

2. I will strive to be the best version of myself. I will do my best to live life with integrity and to live a life with dignity. I will not let my arrogance blind me from seeing when I need to change so I can become a better person. I will always do my best in whatever endeavour no matter how small my part is.

3. I will do my best to be a positive influence to people. I will be a responsible role model to my younger cousins and to the world at large. I am not big enough to change the whole world, but I will do my best to make as much positive change as I can.

4. I will not let my fear get in the way of my dreams and my happiness.

5. I will work hard to achieve my dreams. I will not let myself rely on people to give me the things that I want and provide for my needs. I will not let myself become dependent on the assistance that people gives me. I will not let myself forget that nobody has any obligation to help me or provide for my needs; that if they do, it is because they want to and it is my responsibility to make sure I can stand on my own.

6. I will be happy but not at the expense of other people. I will always make sure that my happiness doesn’t hurt others. I will not be selfish and will be sensitive enough to know when I am already causing pain to others.

7. I will love the same way I was loved and the only way I know: unconditionally. I will love without buts or ifs. I will only give a love that is honest and whole for people’s hearts are not playthings that can be replaced when it breaks. Everyone deserves to be loved unconditionally and wholeheartedly and for as long as I live, this is the only kind of love I will strive to give.

8. I will not let myself forget that I am human and I am not superior to anyone. I will be confident with what I can do but I will not be arrogant to think that I am better than everyone else.

9. I will be open-minded especially in learning new things. It is not possible for one human to hold all the knowledge in the universe, therefore I must always acknowledge that I still have so much to learn. I will respect people’s beliefs, culture and  tradition. I will seek to understand people’s choices and lifestyle and respect them for it.

10. I will keep the promise I made to God that I will keep myself pure until He gives me that one person He reserved for me. My body is my responsibility and I will make sure I will live my life protecting that promise until it can be fulfilled.

11. I will cast my burden to God for He knows what is in my heart and what is best for me. I will not let despair drag me down. I will not let frustrations lead me astray. I will let God guide me and let His will be done.

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