• Remembrance

    April 22, 2014 ishabelle

    On December 14, 2019, I created my WordPress hosted blog, and for a time, it became the center of my universe. It’s not anymore. But that does not mean I do not love it as much as I used to. I still do. For a time, that blog was me. All me. Everything that I was all about. I’ve said goodbye to that blog several times. However, every now and then, I keep going back. I go back because this…

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  • New

    April 22, 2014 ishabelle

    When I was younger, all I’ve ever wanted to do was write. I wanted to be a writer. I’m good at it. Not to brag or anything. I just know, writing is what I’m good at. And I pursued it. For a while. Until life happened. Before long, so many other things became more important. Work. Money. Reality. I lost track. I lost my gift. I lost my passion. I slowly became a robot. All work. A little play. A…

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  • You Can Shoot Me Down

    February 15, 2013 ishabelle

    When you ask a person to lead, supervise or manage, you are actually asking a lot from that person. I don’t think most people realize that when someone becomes a supervisor or a leader of sorts, that person is not getting a “promotion” or a higher status symbol. On the contrary, that person is asked to give more of himself, to think of everybody when everybody else only need to think about their own. When a higher-up screws up, everybody…

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  • Hello, Hello

    January 1, 2013 ishabelle

    Today is the first day of the year. I wasn’t really looking forward to saying goodbye to 2012. For one, it has been an amazing year for me. It may be one of the best years I’ve had in my 28 years of colorful existence. I don’t know what 2013 has in store. I don’t know if it’s going to be a good year, or if this will be a let down. I do hope that, even if it won’t…

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  • To Book Blog or Not

    November 3, 2012 ishabelle

    I’ve been thinking of starting up a book blog, you know, for all those books I have read and for all the books I have yet to read. I have more than 2000 books stored on my library manager. That’s not including the ones that I have on paper. Out of that 2000, I don’t think I only read about 500. That’s why I got this crazy idea to start a new book blog under a different subdomain. Maybe something…

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  • What’s the Latest?

    October 5, 2012 ishabelle

    I’m writing a new story, something I hope I can finish this time. While it is no secret that I write, I am ashamed to admit that I have started on several stories but have ended up abandoning them after the first few chapters. There was a time when I’d patiently write down every word I can think about on a notebook. Now that technology has made writing easier, I find it too tedious to even finish a single story.…

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  • To Lucky Firsts and New Beginnings

    August 29, 2012 ishabelle

    I am so happy to have finally made a decision to have a Chapter Two for my blog, Chocolate High. For the past couple of years, I’ve been hot and cold on my WP blog. I have, in fact, neglected it for several months. It’s not because I did not want to write. It’s just I felt like most of the things I have blogged about before does not connect to the way my life’s running this time. I am…

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  • Retro

    March 30, 2011 ishabelle

    I was going through my old blog at http://ishathebeautiful.multiply.com when I found one blog that I particularly like. Actually, there’s more of these blog entries that I always like reading over and over. It’s just that this one surprised me. It was written March 11, 2007. That was the time when me and LOVE weren’t really in good terms (in other words, I was in everywhere else but LOVE). I am surprised at how far I’ve come from the time…

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  • Who Else?

    September 22, 2010 ishabelle

    Somebody Googled me today. I know that because somehow, the person who Googled me ended up in my blog. Thank God for WordPress site stats. I know that one of my blogs visitors came to my blog by Googling my name out. If only I’d know who that person is. If only I’d know why he was Googling me up. Hopefully, it’s not something negative. I just hope that whatever that person is up to, it’s not about getting me…

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  • Chocolate High – The History

    April 14, 2010 ishabelle

    When I started blogging, I always used the blog title “Heaven on Earth.” Even when I have transferred from one blog host to another, I kept using that title. However, when I started my WP blog, I realized I wanted to use something that had meaning to me. I did not want to just use the default “Ishabelle’s blog” because it did not really define me at all. I love the thought of ownership, but I wanted my blog to…

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