Some things that happened over the weekend…

Konnichiwa Tomodachi’s,

I apologise for my blog post being a day late. Yesterday, I was considering if I should write anything, but in the end, here I am… Are you all doing well? I am doing fine. This blog post is just me talking about a  few things that occurred over the weekend that I wanted to briefly share with you all.

Anyway, for the most part, I am busy trying to rest and recuperate my tired self after working so hard these past few months when I was working as an au pair. I do not have to worry about having such early mornings and trying to get kids ready for school or anything else for that matter since I quit my job on Friday. I can now proceed to focus on myself which I have not been able to do since I started taking care of the kids. I have been putting myself on the back burner for far too long when I was an au pair. Not doing that again. As much as I care about those kids, Nah, not doing that again… I also moved out of the house on Sunday afternoon since I was living with them from the moment I started working for them.

That was one of the few things that occurred over the weekend that I wanted to briefly share with you all. The second thing that occurred on my weekend was my spoken word performance I did at a lounging hostel bar called Hostel Room. I thought at the time I was going to read only one poem but instead got two major shocks:

  1. I was the opening act of the night (for a singing group called Vocalsz that teaches their youths the proper way/ techniques of singing);
  2. And I was also the closing act of the night.

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So, not only did I need to read TWO poems but I was the opening act and the closing act of the show as well. Crazy, right?! In all honesty, I was prepared to read only one poem. All of the extra things came as a complete surprise to me since I was not informed about this in advance and I was told this on the spot just before I was to go on stage. You have no idea how nervous I was but somehow I pulled through. Although, I had to cheat a little bit by turning to my Kindle tablet for some assistance since I could not quite remember all of my poems by heart. But oh well… This upcoming Friday I will be uploading the first video of me reading my spoken word poem, Hey, You Young Women of the World and the next week (Friday) I will upload the second video of me reading my poem, We Shall Meet Under The Sun. Look forward to it!

And last but not least, I have been making progress with my children’s picture book and I am very close to publishing it, however, I ran into somewhat of a disagreement with my publishers regarding the pricing of my book. I want to lower the price to make it somewhat reasonable for consumers to purchase but the publishers do not agree with lowering the price considering printing a picture book in colour is very expensive and time-consuming. So, yeah… I am not sure what to do because I am still in disagreement with the pricing of my book but there is not much I can do even if I disagree. The calculations to get the price were already made up and discussed. If I want to have the option to change the pricing (which I do not have at the moment) I will have to pay a hefty amount of money which will also result in delaying the publishing date of my book. Not to mention, even if I do acquire the option to reduce the pricing I can only reduce it to by one pound than the original price. So, right now I am somewhat in a tough bind…

Anyway, I think, that is enough sharing of my personal life for one day. I hope you enjoyed reading what I had to say and I hope to see you all for my next blog post. Take care and I hope you all have a great day. Oh, and Happy Valentines Day!!

 

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Author: Angie's Inspiration

My name is Angie Ignacio, I currently live in The Netherlands but I am originally from a very small five (5) square mile island in the Dutch Caribbean called Saba. I enjoy learning new things, meeting new people, dancing, singing, watching anime and reading manga comics. I also enjoy listening to Asian (Japanese, Korean and sometimes Chinese) music. I am trying to learn the Japanese language since I am such a big fan of Japan. I am also a published author of two books a poetry book called I'm Only Human and children's picture book called Baby Toucan.

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