When you don't have anything to write, write!
Half effort is better than none, right?
So here goes another late night random writing on my part.
I have been away from Hive for two days now because I just don't have any energy left. That or I don't have the motivation. What I like about read is that I can freely write anything. Well, you can do that still in Hive but it's more catered there to certain communities. You have to be more particular there. At least that's how I feel. Or you can join contests and other writing prompts there. So the energy you have to bring in there has to be more. Here in read, I feel more relaxed. Freer, if you will. Less restrictions.
Just like in noise.
By the way, if you haven't joined the new noise, then feel free to join https://noise.app/leeart. It's not yet earning now but you can start building your network.
Now, while it says that we can limit who we should invite there, sharing our invitation links still attracts spammers because we can't control who will join our link.
You can still check my profile and you can follow me there or not. If you do, let me know in the comments below so I can follow you too.
A lot of noise users have already boarded the new noise.
An update about my passport application.
I wrote yesterday about my experience of booking an appointment online. That is the only way to make an appointment to the DFA. It was a failed attempt. I tried again several times this afternoon but still failed.
I tried one last time before writing this article and finally it pushed through. I already received an email stating there my reference number that I will be using to pay in authorized payment centers to secure my appointment for next month. That is valid for 24 hours before it expires. It will be the first order of business I will be doing tomorrow.
My brother and another friend were able to schedule an appointment earlier. We had the same issue of not being able to secure an appointment yesterday because schedules filled up too quickly. I think the process became easier this time because the agency had been questioned in congress regarding this issue. Those who wants to make an appointment with the agency ends up not securing one because of how quickly the schedules fill up.
Anyway, I hope my payment will push through tomorrow so I can finally secure my appointment.
Passports now have a 10-year validity unlike before where it was only five years. My passport expired last July. It's only now that I was able to schedule a renewal. I haven't even used this passport for any travel abroad.
This is one of the pages of my passport. I like the design of this one because they featured different tourist spots around the country and one of them is the rice terraces of Ifugao. The line on the left page states "alab ng puso," meaning burning heart, burning desire or fervor, intense feeling. That is a line from our National Song "Lupang Hinirang."
My plans for traveling abroad is not my priority for I want to explore my own country more that's why I don't have the need for passport but my main purpose is to use it for identification purposes. I don't have any other major government issued ID other than this.
We'll never know what the future holds for us. Who knows? I'll be traveling abroad still :)
One of the struggles of being a writer is when you end up with no topics in mind. Hmmm. But sometimes I like free-writing too.