Finally, I have the time to compile and edit my 2017 trip to The Coldest City in the World, Yakutsk and Lena Pillars and Lena Pillars in winter. Well, apparently, there are so many things we can do during the pandemic.
Please check it out in my Youtube Channel. By the way, one of the factors that motivated me to finally edit this video is when I saw the views for my Oymyakon videos having 2,500++ views and also my Youtube Channel suddenly having 30 subscribers. So when I did some digging, my videos are actually published in a Mexican and Brazil news websites.
Read the blog for the details and tips before travelling to Yakutsk, Siberia Russia and Lena Pillars and River.
Another project that has been filling my time since Oct 2020 apart from producing my second published book, Letters of a Thousand Speeches is to produce my first podcast - Women Love Women (WLW) Podcast.
It is now available in all platforms for Season 1 Episode 1 to 10.
WLW Podcast analyse poems, song lyrics and scripts written about women and relationships with women. These poems are feelings women have towards other women, to be exact lesbian relationships where the subtexts could mean anything but straight.
Go to our website at www.winterscribbler.com for podcast transcript, latest books and merchandise.
We are also featured as the top 20 (#11) lesbian podcasts in feedspot.com!! Check it out at https://blog.feedspot.com/lesbian_podcasts
Spotify - http://spoti.fi/3qVoP1T
Anchor.fm - http://bit.ly/3nqoiCH
Pocket Cast - http://bit.ly/37pw7Dn
Google Podcast - http://bit.ly/3nQDUzU
Apple Podcast - http://apple.co/3aDlqii
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Hii y'all! I would like to keep you updated after considering whether to publish it here. But anyway, I would like to announce that my second published book is now out. I am so proud of the final product. I feel like personally the contents and the way I write those words and poem somewhat improved, better than my first book, Masterpiece in Your Heart.
I learnt about some technique in writing poem from The Poetry Handbook and The Practice of Poetry. And then I test it with the song lyrics by of course my Taylor Swift to check whether technically it is feasible. I haven't finish reading these books though because I use it for reference on those parts that I needed in order to publish this new book at the soonest. Because if I don't, the vibe will not be there anymore. It is just nice with the timing of my recent broken heart.
By the way, I am also excited and proud of the trailer which I made for this book. I did it myself with the editing and compiling suitable videos that fit the story-line of this prose poetry book. The videos acting are exactly what happened in real life. I wish I could make a short film or series like this. If you are wondering what this book is about, the trailer I made as below tells it all.
If you are wondering who designed the book cover and illustrations in the book, I ran 2 contests in 99designs inviting designers from all around the world to participate in this contest. It was a great one and I didn't anticipate that one of them could make it look luxurious, over my imagination.
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Hi Everyone. 2020 has been a good ride so far. Even though everyone in the world could not avoid being affected by the impact of COVID-19, I believe that each of us has our own story that we would share with our future self.
When it happened in March 2019 where lock-downs happened in many countries including mine, it was a game changer to everything. I was at that time still working with the company I have been working with for 13 years. I couldn't believe that of all the years, this year I took the risk of leaving it and make my dreams come true. I know right? Why couldn't I wait when the economy is better? Or whatever reasons anyone could come up for me. Listen, when I decided this, I did not even talk to anyone except myself and of course the Almighty. I did not even told my dad whom I normally will inform on any of my big decisions (not always though). I did not even tell my closest colleague about this until everything has fall in place. Two of my friends who I hangout with even told me if this kind of stuff call an emergency video meeting. And I replied, I don't considered this an emergency.
The reasons to leave is always because of a trigger. I have been waiting for a trigger for the past 3 to 4 years and in fact even though it sounds negative, I think it is a positive thing that had happened in 2020 in my life. It is so funny that at the end of last year, I have asked Allah for a sign telling me whether it is worth it to stay in that company I was in for over a decade. And He gave me the sign. I took it but didn't really do anything with it.
Then, of all years, early this year I found a new employee whom I have good feelings to cover my responsibilities in the company. I have been searching for a decade but could not find any. And in May 2020, one of my ex-colleagues who is actually quite close to me in some way said something which mentioned that my ex-boss do not want me to get involved in when that role is under my responsibilities. Because he knew that if he tells me that, it is not following the law and he is worried that I will reject and disagreed. After that text, for 1 week I was furious which is not common for me. Most of the time, within 2 days my anger will subside. But this time, my mind was only focusing on leaving.
After I wrote my resignation letter, I planned everything. And instead of searching for a new job which none of it is my passion (it seems like being a general manager or country manager doesn't interest me at all), I accidentally search for a workspace and ended up a renting a 75sqft office space. I have been wanting to run my own companies full-time, seeding it since I was in secondary school. And now, I am doing it at this moment.
By the way, I would like to celebrate one of the best years I have ever had throughout my life. I am writing this just so I can remind myself to be grateful and appreciate everything that I have. In case, I will need this in the future.
Apart from that, I have finally completed editing my travel blog for Canada. Last year I had the chance to travel to the second largest country in the world during Autumn. Do read it if you are interested. It is not too in-depth on travel tips but written more like a diary this time.
I think that only effort of a poet that wants to ''offer to art'' in this way, deserves respect. Poetry cannot control expression some times when it comes to feelings, specially when content of poems is about love, and ''less friendship''. Poet expresses herself in the way she can, and this great personal effort must be rewarded, whatever it is. Poet herself can actually improve content, by improving format and words used. By all means I would give 3 stars to poet.
[Review of MIYH by Katerina Katapodi]
Moving onto the real beauty of the collection, which is in the writing. The poet captures scenes and moments then explores them in poetry. It has a magical feel of transporting you into that moment, which for the theme of love is essential. There is a slow build-up to the key sentiment of the poem and then you basked in it before it gently ends. The poet is clearly at home with this style and uses it continuously throughout the collection.
[Review of Masterpiece in Your Heart by Louis Cecile]
By Louis Cecile
This poetry collection follows that popular theme amongst poets that is love. This handled with a sense of refinement and polish by the author. With a well-designed book format that is vibrant and appealing.
The length and pacing of the collection are perfect for what the poet wishes to share. Interestingly there are poems tailored onto popular songs by a well-known artist. The poems use a free verse and non-rhyming style.
Moving onto the real beauty of the collection, which is in the writing. The poet captures scenes and moments then explores them in poetry. It has a magical feel of transporting you into that moment, which for the theme of love is essential.
There is a slow build-up to the key sentiment of the poem and then you basked in it before it gently ends. The poet is clearly at home with this style and uses it continuously throughout the collection.
The poet is clearly the narrator giving you a touch of sentimental scenes. There are slight deviations from the theme of love with a look at friendship towards the end of the collection. However, it can be argued friendship is a form of love as well.
Overall a delightful collection that is well put together and transports you to those most moving moments in life.
YAKUTSK, OYMYAKON & MOSCOW (SIBERIA,RUSSIA)
Finally, she managed to overcome another fear. Planning to visit the largest country in the world was part of her dreams even though not a priority compared to the initial plan. In addition to this is when she tried to step another unknown area in this goal. Checking out the coldest city in the world and the Pole of Cold. These are the amazing highlights in her travel plan to Russia.
Lost. Opens to other unknown territories.
First Edition (Not professionally edited and designed)
Have you ever wonder what every million moments in our life means without the truth of it?
Masterpiece in Your Heart scribes the feelings of hopes and expectations. The moments the author wonders what it meant to life and how it all had live to her dreams.
Every landscape of illustrations shot from around the world symbolizes the significance of each poem.