Poetry Contests

There are people who really have a way with words that they can create poems, stories and other literary pieces. Their minds are probably filled with so many creative juices that they have to squeeze them all out and eventually make masterpieces. Some join poetry contests and they their luck and win cash prizes or for some, just bragging rights and have their unique abilities exposed and get noticed.

Some poetry contests are open for amateur writers while some are for the professional ones. For amateur writers, joining poetry contests can be a way to send a creative or heart-warming message to someone special or to a loved one. Not only that they get to write and express their feelings, they also have the chance to win cash prizes. This is how World Poetry Movement works. It promotes and encourages poetry among amateur writers. What’s good about this organization is that they help in eliminating the barriers to getting the important messages heard. World Poetry Movement holds several poetry contests every year and it is always free to send entries or poems. The winners get awarded with prizes.

I consider myself an amateur writer, though I don’t write poems, instead I write journals and various articles, but harnessing the ability to write creatively can always be done. That way, I can express my feelings, opinions and vision in a unique way and thanks to World Poetry Movement, I have the chance to do so.

I Don’t Have a Credit Card

When I was in college, I had a supplementary credit card from my dad. Having that gave me the freedom, well not really, to buy something that I want. But of course, with the consent of my dad. But my love affair with the credit card was short lived. My dad had to cut off the supplementary card because the purchases, let alone the interest, accumulated to his main card and he was having a hard time paying the dues.

I felt no regret because I know that it was also for our own good. Now that I am married, I still don’t have a credit card. My hubby on the other hand does not want to have a credit card too. He prefers to buy or purchase with cash. He is even apprehensive of having too many ATMs. But honestly, sometimes I envy those women who have lots of credit cards in their wallet (not really that envious, just a bit). While all I have is a reward card from my favorite restaurant… hehehehe… oh, and IDs and a couple of ATM cards. But it’s okay actually, having no credit cards, I don’t get tied with paying monthly dues and interests and when it comes to impulse buying, I am warded off from temptation!

Well, maybe one of these days, if I am really in dire need, or if having a credit card would become a necessity, I wouldn’t hesitate to apply for one. 🙂

Whale Wars on Discovery Channel

In my other blog, I posted about a TV show that I am recently hooked. The show is a series in Discovery Channel called the Whale Wars. If you are going to read my post, you would know what it is.

Yesterday, I got the chance to watch the rerun of Monday’s episode and it was really a heart-breaking one. The Sea Shepherd witnessed right before their eyes the killing of a whale!!! 🙁 For the past few days (in the series) they have been chasing the Nisshin Maru and have been engaging in a fierce tactics exchange with the Japanese whaling and harpoon ships. But that episode really angered the Sea Shepherd crew especially Paul Watson, the captain of the ship and the founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, in which their main goal is to stop the illegal activities of these Japanese ships.

 

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They couldn’t believe what they saw, and I couldn’t believe it either. I was angry at the Japanese whalers too! I really was! How could they! What’s worse is that their boat has a name painted on their sides Research when in fact, it was a factory ship where they dissect the poor whale. That just made me think that nature did take her revenge against the Japanese. With the devastating earthquake, the killer tsunami and the nuclear plant meltdown, all together, I guess that’s the lesson God wants them to learn.

This is not against the Japanese in general, but only for those who kill whales. I hope they have learned their lesson already and that they will stop doing this. I am not going to miss next Monday’s episode because it is more heart-breaking. If you want to catch up, you can check Discovery Channel every Monday night at 11 pm for Whale Wars.