About the Author

HorizontalBar_1

aboutme

 

SignatureFlag

Diana is a creative fiction/non-fiction writer, a poet and a visual artist. Writing erotic poems and flash fiction is her most favorite thing to do, and you will find how passionate she is about it when you check and read her ongoing poetry series called “Senses“.

“Senses” is an anthology of poems inspired by her romantic involvements and her lack thereof.

Not-so-interesting Interesting Facts About Diana

She loves to travel, whether spontaneously or planned. She likes learning about so many things related to culture and history.

Diana is a big fan of Young Adult and Historical Fiction novels. She loves to read about almost anything, but her favorite books will always be something about young romance, coming-of-age, history and fantasy. She is guilty of reading the English and French dictionary every single day to learn new and archaic words.

She also loves any forms of art. Sometimes, even if one is actually not considered an art, she’d still think otherwise.

20150312_183508-ANIMATION

What Diana Does

She works part-time as a writer for online magazines, and a moderator for LDRBNShe also does her friends’ make ups (for free of course), although they know she is just basically playing on their faces most of the time.

 

What Diana Did

She finished a degree in Linguistics and Literature, and did a research on bilingualism and code switching for her undergrad thesis. Among a hundred of candidates in her college, her thesis was one of the two nominees for best thesis in 2013.

Upon graduating from college, she worked as an ESL teacher while managing this site.

Wait a minute…Did you just read all of that?

You can find Diana on Instagram as @je.suis.diana.

Thanks for reaching this far. You rock! ❤

Listen to her favorite song below. 🙂

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK BELOW. ❤

 

HorizontalBar_1

twitter

pinterest

instagram

facebook

HorizontalBar_1

ThankYouNote

Advertisements

339 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Hi Diana. I’ve just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. You cover a lot of different topics and relate to your readers so well. If you decide to accept, the rules are on my post. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. What part of the Philippines are you in? I’ve traveled a bit through there with my family. Manila, Boracay, Bohol, Vigan, Baguio, Subic. Beautiful country (though the traffic in Manila was a bit much). I hope to one day go back.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. That’s amazing! When did you come here, and how long did you stay? I am now living alone in Manila while my family is in Hong Kong. My dad was from Ilocos. They had a house near Vigan, but we stayed in Cagayan for a longer time. I also studied in Baguio. I actually move a lot because of my family. I hope you’ll have a chance to come here again soon!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I was there for December 2013, and going to all those places made it quite a packed month. If/when I return I would like to see Palawan and Cebu, plus a few other places.

        My in-laws are from Ilocos (Narvacan), but we didn’t spend much time there.

        For the part of Canada I’m in, we have snow from November till around early March. So spending Christmas in shorts was kind of strange 🙂

        All the best

        Liked by 1 person

        1. I am guessing your wife is Filipina, then! You and your family should spend Christmas Days here. I can’t imagine how cold it is there in those months. I have friends and family living in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Vancouver and Montreal, and I have heard how much they dread winter there.

          Liked by 2 people

  3. Aah. So you’re an English teacher! I also taught English to Japanese kids when I was living in Japan for a year. It was a tough job but I love teaching. Now I am a Teaching Assistant at my University to undergraduate students and I teach Economics, and while it is much easier to teach grown-ups, I do miss my naughty and cute Japanese students calling me “sensei”. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. When teaching a second language, I find teaching kids a bit easier than teaching grown ups. My kids are very sweet and although they give me attitude sometimes, they learn easily and they acquire the language better. I taught older students and I had a little difficulty because most of them were too lazy to do activities which made it difficult for them to be better at speaking the language. It’s different when teaching other areas like Economics or Linguistics. I taught Linguistics before and it was easier to do it with older students. Mainly because it was more technical. You’re taking your grad studies in the US right? How long will it take until you finish it?

      Like

      1. I agree. I also taught a few Japanese adults and I was making very little progress. But that’s mostly because they had already picked up incorrect grammar and it’s harder to undo all that. Teaching language to kids is much easier because they learn from scratch.

        I only started this Fall so more than four years left till I get my Ph.D.

        Liked by 1 person

        1. I wish you good luck! I also dream to take my post grad degree in the US in the future. Studying or learning in general is a wonderful thing! I hope everything works well. 🙂

          Like

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, and for following back, Soumya! I have been following you for a while now, and you, too, have a very lovely blog! I love every poem that you write! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth for making me laugh today! 😀 But I get what you mean! You have an amazing blog, and I look forward to reading more of your posts! ❤

      Like

  4. Hello Diana! You have a most wonderful blog and you are also very beautiful with a sweetheart, if I go by your words.I have enjoyed reading about you. Let me say something about your work as an artist. I want to liken it to a Chinese bamboo. Do you know the story of the Chinese bamboo? I encourage you not to feel frustrated; but to keep on in faith, knowing that mansions take long to build. It’s a hut that is rapidly built. I will try to be there to give you my moral support. Let the sky be your springboard.Shine on!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I highly appreciate your very kind words. You never fail to inspire me, and I will always be grateful for it! I like the analogy with the Chinese bamboo. I’ll take note of what you said, and hopefully remember it every time I feel like I am going nowhere. Thank you so much! 🙂

      Like

  5. I’ve only read your about page so far and I’ve already know that I’m going to love reading your blog. You have a distinctive voice in your writing and I think it’s really cool to read it. Your photographs are also really engaging. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you so much for your very kind words, Pisey! You’re so sweet! I also love your blog! I must say I was a bit jelly when I stumbled upon it earlier as I’ve seen you’ve already traveled to places I only wish to go to one day. Hihi. You are so blessed! Looking forward to seeing more of your posts! ❤

      Like

    1. I think…you are the sweetest! 😀 As I have said on your blog a few days back, your blog is also amazing. I love everything about it – the layout, the topics, the pictures…and don’t even get me started with your beautiful hair. 😛 Thank you so much, Zoe! I also look forward to reading more posts from you! ❤ ❤ ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Umm…not always…but I got kicked out from a bar once because they didn’t believe I was already 22. It was even my birthday. Boo! I know I am short, but I am just glad I am not an oompa-loompa kinda short. 😛

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Haha. Roald Dahl reference. Nice!
        I guess this is the only place where you wouldn’t mind someone with both ‘anonymous’ and ‘stalker’ in their name to ‘follow’ you.

        PS – You reminded me a lot of an old friend of mine. I swear I had to do a double take. She did hate reading and writing, though. So her having a blog would have been weird.

        Liked by 1 person

          1. It’s in an art museum in Hong Kong. It’s called the Trick Eye Museum. It’s a great place to stalk. 😛 When you’re inside it, you wouldn’t notice how fast time flies by, and when you get out, you would think five days have already passed. Haha!

            Liked by 1 person

          2. As far as I can remember, Korea and Singapore also have the Trick Eye Museum. Do you like 3d art? I grew up dancing contemporary, ballroom (rumba) and folk dance. I have been dancing hiphop for two years now, but I am still better at contemporary. Salsa sounds great! My best friend’s mom was a salsa dancer in Hong Kong. Have you ever been in a salsa festival? 🙂

            Liked by 2 people

          3. We had 3D art painted in my college every year. I had always found it fascinating.
            No, never been to a salsa festival. And I don’t think I will ever be match up to the people who come there. I don’t want to give up trying salsa ever again just by looking at them. 😛
            I absolutely adore contemporary. Though, never got around to learning it myself.
            Do your students know about your dancing habit?

            Liked by 1 person

          4. Haha! Is it because the people who attend it are mostly oldies? I saw one before and man, they really are. :3 Contemporary dancing is my most favorite! I can express myself a lot with it! My students are not aware of it…but my colleagues are. I teach them and we dance together when there’s an event. 😀 Have you tried contemporary dancing?

            Liked by 1 person

          5. That’s really great that you teach your colleagues. I tried contemporary dancing once and failed miserably. So, I just stuck to being the emcee at the events my friends performed their dances in. 😀
            I think you could have a small workshop for your smaller students. They will be pleasantly surprised to see there English teacher (correct subject?) dance.

            Liked by 1 person

          6. Thank you! Well…although I can dance, I don’t think I can be a good dance teacher. Teaching kids to dance could be so much fun, though! Aww, then you just stick to hip hop and salsa! Haha.

            Liked by 1 person

          7. On the contrary, teaching kids to dance can be a nightmare. I have seen it happen in one of the summer camps my cousin went to.
            I have utmost respect for teachers who handle small kids. If I was given such a huge responsibility I would screw it up big time.
            Eg – “Hey, teacher, is my drawing good?”
            “No, Jimmy. Nobody has square shoulders. Try again”
            Or, I would teach them about World Domination.

            Like

          8. Aww. Yeah. Handling kids can be so frustrating sometimes. Haha! That example made my day though! I am just happy I can talk about dinosaurs with the kids. They know a lot about other stuff which is good for me. I learn from them too. 🙂

            Liked by 1 person

          9. I had a teacher in college who kept telling me how he learnt from us everyday and I kept telling him he has no clue how much we learn from him. And many times it is not about the subject either.
            Teachers receive as much as they give. That I agree.
            I did try to teach 3rd graders acting once. I swear, it was so tough! At first they were too shy. And when they broke out of their shells… I am just glad I completed the thing before running away.

            Liked by 2 people

          10. Haha! I guess everyone does.
            I taught them two years ago. It was a volunteered thing. My friends were teaching students about alternate professions. So, they called me to help teach the kids acting and make a skit. The whole thing took about a month.

            Like

  6. Very creative and unusual about page 😉 Seem’s like you love yourself the most which is a great thing… Keep loving yourself my dear ❤ And, about your work… I loved your work but, mostly your poems… They are awesome 🙂
    Looking forward to read more of your lovely work so, following you and thank you so much for liking my work too 🙂
    Keep writing!! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  7. I’ve just noticed that someone else has nominated you for the same award. So you can always do what I did and do the two awards as one post. Pick whichever of the two awards on my post is different to the one Steph nominated you for. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hello! I didn’t realize you were a Filipino until I had to check your “The Author” page. 😀 Thank you for following back! You also have a great blog that was why I followed you. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts! 🙂

      Like

      1. Always open to flattery, lol….
        My blog is pretty basic these days – too much work to do – but look back to a year or more ago and it was pretty active, with much more in the way of actual ‘posts’, not just photos, regular guest posts etc. Oh well, maybe soon I can restart properly. Anyway, love your energy (and hair) – just jealous of course, lol.
        SPIKE

        Liked by 1 person

        1. What I love about your blog is…it looks very organized and neat. There’s nothing wrong about being basic. It is pretty subjective. I would also say my blog looks basic, in my own opinion. Hehe. 😛 It’s nice to know someone finally has finally liked my hair, as many people have been asking me to buy a comb lately. HAHA. Have a great day! 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

  8. Thank You for adding me! I’m very flattered, I always get that feeling as if it was the first time! I am relatively new to this and I think by looking at your ”About Me” that there are many articles you will like. You can use the calendar or the key word search. I would suggest words like Leslie Ditto, Sas Christian, Nicoletta Ceccoli. Ray Ceasar as for paintings and my personnal suggestion in genereal to you would be ”A Shaded View on Fashion” or my post on Alexander McQueen? I managed to ginf ALL his major fashion shows and put them all on a page. My own favortie special is the one about The Dark Angels of Altamont. It’s in ”Top posts and pages”. I’m sorry I’m talking more about me it is because I have just come to get to know you. You seem very interesting indeed!! Already left a comment on one of your posts and will continue exploring it. Love everything about it so far!!! Hope we will get to know each other more and more. Peace Out!!

    Liked by 1 person

        1. Haha. That’s so funny! It’s really very important to love your own body. You’ve got a nice bum. It’s just so not right to stare at it while I’m in class. Wrong place, wrong time. 😛

          Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, Morgan! You have a wonderful blog as well, and I love it! I am having fun reading your posts right now, and I am so glad you’ve found me as I wouldn’t be able to find you if you didn’t. ❤ Can't wait to reaf more of your posts, too!

      Cheers,
      Diana

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Hey, hey, you, you! 🙂 Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I just went over your blog and I loved what you wrote there! I am going to have to read more.

      And today, I am doing better than the past few days, thank you so much for asking! How are you? Hope you’re having a most wonderful day! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Heyyy! Nah, I don’t see it as a stupid blog. It’s rather crazy, but it’s the kind of crazy that people can’t help to adore. 😛 Thank you so much! Your writing is impressive. I like the humor! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, sweetheart! I am so glad you liked the song. I’ve been told several times by people close to me that my music taste is annoying, so this means a lot to me! 😀 Hope you’re having a great day! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Hello, my Dear Diana! Greetings. Obviously went through Your post, and, LIKED IT!

    …Cannot understand Why You describe Yourself as a ‘Frustrated Artist.’ Is it because Your works have not been published? …At the time of my writing, You have 175 comments on this Your post. That is the Response of those who have gone through Your ‘work.’

    So Cheer Up! Your site is a Cheering One! Worth visiting! …Love, Regards and Blessings. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. This is the best thing I have ever read in the morning! Thank you so much for your very inspiring and thoughtful words! May you continue being an inspiration and a source of happiness to people like me! Have an amazing day! Cheers ~
      Diana

      Liked by 1 person

        1. Well, I’m just glad it sounded great to you. 🙂 I’ve been told by a friend of mine that it bothers her when she visits my blog while she listens to her music, and my music comes on automatically, so I’ve been thinking about removing the song instead. Haha. Thank you for being nice to me. 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

          1. It could be annoying when you are listening to other songs and something comes on, so I get where she’s coming from. Also, she clearly doesn’t like my taste in music. Haha.

            Liked by 1 person

  10. Hello, Diana! Just clicking around the blogosphere and commenting on blogs that I think are fun and interesting, and you’re one of them. October is my birthday month, so consider this an invitation to my month-long birthday party. Hope to see you over at That’s So Jacob sometime! Ciao for now!

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Hi dear, I just noticed you started following me 🙂 Thank you! You have a lovely blog. I’m working at the clinic all day this week but I’ll check out your posts more thoroughly this weekend 🙂
    By the way, I moved my blog away from wordpress and migrated my followers too, so you should be getting notification from askdeniza.com (not wordpress.com). If there are problems, please let me know!
    xoxo
    Deniza

    http://askdeniza.com

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Hey hi ….
    Thanks for stopping by my blog !!! 🙂
    You have a gorgeous space and too very colorful..!!
    So lets connect here !!
    And I loved the colorfulness you portray !! 🙂

    Connecting you on twitter too !!

    Like

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment! I am so glad you liked the gif! 🙂 Thank you for following back, too. The photos on your blog are incredible! I look forward to seeing more. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  13. I seriously don’t know what to say..It’s just an amazing blog you have. The song playing is too good! The pictures are so beautiful.. And it’s really nice to know that you’re so full of life..! 🙂
    Keep rocking!! 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Hello there Diana. I just wanted to say you have quite a blog here to say the least. I also wanted to say thank you kindly for taking the trouble to like and follow my own.
    It’s really inspiring for me to get young people like yourself seeing something in my images and stories which is of interest. So thank you so much.
    I love your work and in particular your enthusiasm.
    I shall look forward to following your progress. Stay happy
    Bob

    Liked by 1 person

          1. I am trying to figure out how to post it because it’s a looonnng one! Could make at least 3 posts of it. lol Lengthy is my malady. But it looks like that you all are nor burdened with my malady for you keep liking my lengthy entries, so, that will make it easy to decide. 🙂

            Liked by 1 person

          2. I like both short and long entries, especially the ones that spur critical thinking! Although I gotta admit I need to catch up with your other posts! 😀

            Like

  15. May I just say what a relief to uncover someone that actually understands what they are talking about on the web. You actually understand how to bring a problem to light and make it important. A lot more people must check this out and understand this side of the story. I can’t believe you’re not more popular given that you surely have the gift.

    Like

  16. Thanks for the follow on Is It Possible To See It All. I am in process of “ignoring” that one and am pouring our thoughts into a new project. The blog name is JohnLoriEh (the name of our sailboat) and will be a continuation of the original, with some tweaking. If you are interested in what we do, then please pop in at johnlorieh.com for a peek and hopefully a follow.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. WoW… it took me almost forever to get down to the comments box! You surely are a very popular and successful blogger! Thanks for following OMBH… I hope you find a smile or two when you visit!! 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Hey Diana,
    I just want to tell you how amazing and truly inspirational you are.
    I think that you are the sort of person who would be my soulmate if we belonged in the same world.
    I hope you’re always happy, girl. ❤ :*

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Hello my fellow teacher, Diana! Thank you for the follow. Now I have found your lovely blog and I will look around. A first glimpse is of course You – and how you shine! I think your students are very lucky. I will be back for more!

    Like

  20. Maraming salamat for stopping by kanina. Finally got the chance to visit your blog and it’s, one word, awesome! Your bubbly personality shines through. I had fun reading all the comments/replies here, too. Thanks for bringing smiles to everyone!

    Like

  21. Remarkable! Love your site and all the creativity it oozes. Keep up the great writing and sharing your thoughts. Be of Good Cheer
    I teach also, truly and interesting field of endeavor is it not?

    Like

    1. You’ve been very sweet to me, and I am so thankful for that. I have seen and explored your blog as well, and actually, I am still on it at the moment. Hehe. You have a great and inspiring blog, too! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

Say something before you go...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s