Dr. Jose Rizal, Philippine’s national hero, once said that the pen is mightier than the sword. Writing is absolutely a powerful tool in getting the message across to a wider group range. If not for Mrs. Mila Julaila, my English teacher in primary school, I would have never discovered my “talent” in writing.
Being chosen to represent our school for an inter school letter writing competition helped a great deal in cultivating my passion for writing. Our school principal, Mr. Edilberto Aricheta, supervised my training and also gave interesting tips to enhance “my so called writing skill”.
I was thrilled because it was my first time to join such contest but a bit nervous because I heard that most of the contestants were “veterans” (a.k.a. old timers). I did clinch the second spot and there were over 20 participants from different schools. Not bad for a first timer eh?
I never thought that it’s a historical moment for our school. If I remember it right, in any of the competition that they have joined, it’s the first time that the school landed in the top 2. The school officials and teachers were very happy because we were able to beat some of the “elite” schools.
The next year, they asked me to compete in the news writing category. I managed to land on the 5th spot with over 20 participants. I think newswriting is not my thing. Hmmm…
I did put into practice my passion for writing by doing a daily prayer journal during my high school days. After two or three years, I stopped. It’s only when I was contemplating to set up my own site when I started writing again and that was last year 2009. I’ve accumulated a couple of articles which I’ve already posted in this site (www.thecuriousme.com). For some topics, I’m still working on it and I will share it once it’s done.
I noticed that majority of the articles found in the different personal sites tend to become an outlet to “vent out” frustrations. In my point of view, most of it emits negative elements. Hence to neutralize this, my ultimate goal is to “radiate” positive energy in every article I write and post in this site.
I’m not a high caliber writer but I hope the readers will feel at least a bit of that positive energy and be a good energy boost to bounce back and move on with life. I know I have a long way to go. And I’m determined to take the baby steps and work towards the goal!
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