The Geek Behind The Blog

Hello there. I’m Vanessa and I’m the geek behind the blog. Nice to meet you!

I’m a 20-something work-from-home fella based in Cebu, Philippines. I was originally from Bohol but after graduating from High School, I decided that I want to experience the city life.

Growing up, I know I’m going to really love books. I remember when I was in my 3rd grade, I always loved reading dialogues to myself and pretending I’m the voice actor or even the character itself. I was then introduced to the beautiful world of tagalog romance novel during my 5th grade and that’s when I realized my passion in reading which also made me aspire to become a writer someday. 

College life was like h*ll and that’s when I started reading English books and eventually, I became addicted to it. I’ve been hoarding and reading books since then. Aside from reading books, you can find me watching anime or jamming to Avril Lavigne and Simple Plan‘s music.

If you can’t find me at home, I’m probably gone wandering. Yep, like most people, I love traveling. I wish I could just read and travel without worrying about my bills lol.

10 Random Facts About Me:

10. I love photography, but I’m not good with angles lol.

9. Terrified to get eaten by sharks. (Yep, I blame this to my cousins who loves to watch shark movies when I was younger)

8. When I was in high school, I tried writing 2 tagalog romance stories but both stuck in chapter two. I already have my plot, conflict and the ending but I don’t know what to write in the middle.

7. I had tons of Barbie collections when I was young and had my younger boy cousin to play with me. (he’s crush ng bayan now) 

6. I’m a sucker for a Filipino-style spaghetti. (I’m sure I could live forever just eating that)

5. I cried so hard after our first thesis proposal was denied. I was then caught by my sister which she spread the news to our mother. I gave them the reason that my close friend/classmate died (and I don’t even think they believed me, hahaha). Yep, that’s lame.

4. I love watching horror and morbid (like you can see blood all over) movies.

3. I’m a sucker for anything cute.

2. I have a lot of anime crushes, but I am most obsessed with Inuyasha and Zoro.

1. This is my first time making a random list and I don’t want to do it again, haha, it’s hard!.

I’m normally shy, but I always love meeting new people. So if you want to make friends, please feel free to contact me through my social media accounts. Don’t worry, I don’t bite *wink.

For companies, individuals or brands who want to work with me, please feel free to refer to this page for details. For publishers or writers who want to get their books reviewed, please refer to this page for more information.

WHY I BLOG

After I graduated from College, I was diagnosed with Tuberculosis and was advised not to work and just rest. Any idea how I spent my one year medication? Well, obviously, by reading books. Each day, I’m getting worse than ever. Not with my Tuberculosis but with my book addiction, and I needed to have a medium to release it. Even before when I was just in High School, I already dreamt of becoming a blogger so I just said, why not? I started to blog for free at agentbookworm.blogspot.com (which is now unavailable) but after a year of blogging about books, my interests broaden and I realized that I wanted to write about other things too. So instead of managing two blogs, why not combine them eh? So I decided to create vangonerogue.wordpress.com. I know what you’re thinking, haha, the name is so unoriginal.

And after almost a year and a half blogging on that platform, I reached the part where it’s already time for me to level-up and finally host my own blog. It wasn’t actually easy, since I’ve got to work overtime and accept part time jobs so I could afford the cost, but so far, I am really happy that I did.

Just a little update, after my hosting expired last 2018, I decided to shut down this blog. It wasn’t just because of that, but it was also because of my busy schedule at work. At that time, I didn’t think that I could go back to blogging. But after being quarantined for so long, got depressed and stressed out, I just realized how I missed blogging. Now 2021, I decided to get the blog running again and this time, I am determined to make this work despite my still busy schedule.

I hope you’ll help me. Thank you for visiting my blog, hope to see you again soon.

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