As This Year Ends


Today, the last day of 2013, I am going to let go and say goodbye to this year. As I’ve said, this year is not for me, but I am ready to leave it all behind, and finally move forward. I will carry with me, in my mind and heart, the good memories with the people who cares and the important lessons I’ve learned in my darkest hours.

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And now, as I welcome 2014 with more optimism and promise, I would not just wish for it to be a better year… I will make it a better one.

Happy New Year Everyone!

DAY 30: Favorite and Least Favorite Memory of This Year


2013 was not particularly good to me. To those who have followed my blog since day 1 will know of this, for I have posted a lot of “emo” posts during my down moments.

The first 8 months was a dark period. I was stressed. I was depressed. I had huge fights with my dad. All of this because I fell in love with a man society deemed unworthy of me. Needless to say, the relationship ended. I was angry and in so much pain. I was left bitter from it all.

As for my favorite memory, I’m afraid this year has had more bad than good, that it’s not easy to pick a favorite.

I’m hoping this coming year would be better. I pray it would be a happier one, especially now that I’m learning to be happy again. Especially now that I’m loving again…

DAY 28: Favorite Memory


The last New Year celebration I had in the Philippines. It was in the eve of December 31st 2010, almost 3 years ago.

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Christmas and New Year are my favorite holidays, so it’s no surprise that most of my favorite memories happen during these times. I guess what made New Year’s Eve of 2010 my favorite memory is the thought that it’s a memory I miss the most — celebrating new year with family in the Philippines.

In three days time, I’ll be welcoming the New Year of 2014, and once again I’ll be doing it here in Qatar — miles away from home. I’m pretty sure there’s going to be a party in the villa where I lived. I already have my polka dot top prepared, to be worn for New Year’s Eve, because it’s a Filipino superstition that wearing polka dots (signifies coins or money) would bring me prosperity and wealth in the New Year. And who says no to prosperity and wealth?

Anyway, that’s my favorite memory, celebrating the holidays with family. It’s always sure to be a happy one. 😀

DAY 27: A Letter to my WordPress Followers


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Dear Followers,

I sincerely lack the right words to express my gratitude to all of you who thought it worthy to follow my blog. I started this blog last February for my own leisure and I didn’t expect to gain this much followers in 10 months. I know the number maybe small compared to other bloggers, but for a neophyte (I still consider myself one despite this being my second blog) blogger like me, I am honored.

Thank you followers! 😀

                                                                                                                                                                                   With all my love,

                                                                                                                                                                                   Kimberley (purplemunchkim)

DAY 26: Why I Chose My Username


My username, as you well know, is PURPLEMUNCHKIM. Why I chose this and how it came about is quite simple. It might be enough to explain in one paragraph or two. Ha!

Once upon a time, when I was in high school, specifically in my 3rd year, one of my classmates started calling me munchkim. I guess it came from the fact that my name is Kim and during those years, I love munching munchkins from Dunkin’ Donuts. So it’s pretty obvious how that moniker came about. 😀 Munchkins

Here is BUTTERNUT. My favorite flavor. :D
Here is BUTTERNUT. My favorite flavor. 😀

As for purple, well it’s a no-brainer. I love the color PURPLE!

And so that ends my tale of how my username was created 😀