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About Me

Dear all,

I'm a 46 year old woman living in Europe.
My passions are: reading, writing, poetry, blogging, languages, nature, walking, making friends. Curious? Who am I?
You can read it all in the biographical story which I just added to my writings. Oh yes, my friends will recognise it instantly to be the bio that was up here before.
Since this is a writer's site, posting a general bio about all my multiple interests seemed a bit pointless.
So I am here to write!
So far I have been making attempts to write English poetry and the odd onset to a book.

Currently, I am still working as a social worker, but it is my goal to return to my first love: languages. At this point in my life, I would love to work as an editor, translator or copywriter. When it comes to proficiency in English, I regard this site as my portfolio.

My native tongue is Dutch as it is spoken in Belgium, where it is called Flemish; I also am able to express myself in Dutch as it is spoken in Holland. Reading this, you might be wondering.
What is the difference between Dutch in Holland and Dutch in Belgium, well I guess you can compare it with the differences between UK English and US English.

My paternal language is French, because my dad grew up in an era where it was customary to receive your formal education in French. Coming from this background my proficiency in French equals my proficiency in both Dutch and English.

English is the language I feel most comfortable to write in, since a lot of television programmes here are in English with Dutch subtitles. From an early age on, I always tried to lay a link between the English I heard and the subtitles I read ... Later, after highschool, I went on to study English at University level.

German is the third national language in my country, so I found it very important to be able to study as a chosen subject at school. Like English, I have studied German at University level.

Turkish is the language I picked up during my first job working as a paediatric nurse/social worker, in a neighbourhood with a lot of inhabitants of Turkish descent. I did take 2 years of evening classes in order to learn basic Turkish, which I am still able to use today.

Serbo - Croat is the last language I am going to mention here: I never had lessons, but I picked it up from our translator at work, while I was working with refugees fleeing the war in the countries that formerly were known as 'Yougoslavia'

So, after writing this and reading this before posting, I cannot but diagnose myself with multiple language disorder!
I hope you will enjoy my work and if you want some of your work read, you can send me read requests in any of the languages mentioned above!

The translation contest
Apr 12, 2008 - Jul 31, 2008





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Your Career Personality: Original, Devoted, and Service Oriented



Your Ideal Careers:



Art director

Book editor

College professor

Composer

Film director

Graphic designer

Novelist

Stage actor

Psychiatrist

Writer






You Should Be A Poet



You craft words well, in creative and unexpected ways.

And you have a great talent for evoking beautiful imagery...

Or describing the most intense heartbreak ever.

You're already naturally a poet, even if you've never written a poem.





Your Spelling is Perfect



You got 10/10 correct.



Your spelling is excellent. You also have a great memory and eye for detail.










What Mythological Creature are you? (Cool Pics!)
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You scored as Angel

Angel: Angels are the guardians of all things, from the smallest ant to the tallest tree. They give inspiration, love, hope, and positive emotion. They live among humans without being seen. They are the good in all things, and if you feel alone, don't fear. They are always watching. Often times they merely stand by, whispering into the ears of those who feel lost. They would love nothing more then to reveal themselves, but in today's society, this would bring havoc and many unneeded questions. Give thanks to all things beautiful, for you are an Angel.


Angel


100%

Faerie


75%

Mermaid


67%

WereWolf


58%

Dragon


25%

Demon


0%










Which Poet are you?
Your Result: William Carlos Williams

To you, more does not suggest superior. Precise strength is your trademark. You agree that images are painted with words. These images speak louder than photographs. Language provides encapsulated infinity.

Walt Whitman
Sylvia Plath
Emily Dickinson
Robert Frost
Which Poet are you?
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The latter is a Dutch site for poets and poetry, where I'll be posting my Dutch work.


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Posted 3 Years Ago


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and yours...I final finished the book --- waiting patiently for them with the administrative details...and the book will be offered for purchase...please pass me along to family and friends...God bless...

Here's the link:

http://www.friesenpress.com/bookstore/title/119734000012155667/Glen-Yumang-Manese-The-Onyx%E2%80%94Vena-Amoris

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Posted 4 Years Ago


APB: Good to read your work…Thanks for the invite to read your thoughts to paper at Writers Café...I'm back to work with copy writer and doing my best to write 1000 words a day...and a subject you do not get to choose...I ‘m happy to say I have 102 copy writes to go…will be busy the next few months on other projects...so I will read all RR"s might just take a bit longer to get a review...hope you understand...plus promote my book: The Onyx - Vena Amoris...for late next month release…I have very little time on my hands…making the most of everyday and taking today to read as many as I can…keep writing and sharing your creative talent here and elsewhere…

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Posted 4 Years Ago


I have been published on BananaWriters...I wish to thank everyone for supporting me in my endeavors with the process of my writings and upcoming book: The Onyx - Vena Amoris...but this work that has been published is my Filipino American Dream Series...please take a moment to see my work:

http://www.bananawriters.com/#!glenyumangmanese/c10m9

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Posted 4 Years Ago


Guess how many books I'm writing now, and I have 3 completed.
*LIFE & DEATH 'Gray Wolf and the Warlock Cowboy',
*Life & Death 'Kikinaky and the freaky faeries' (Book 2),
*The Mothman Tragedy,
*Wolf,
*The Creepers,
*ICE Tucker,
*Life & Death Secrets and Facts,
*One lost hope,
*Schizophrenic Poetry!,
*Jerry the Clown!,
*Sixteen Bloody-cherries.,
*Schizophrenic,
*Harry Potter and the Warlock Cowboy!,
*Best Loved love poems.,
*Holly Cherries,
*Purple Sky,
*Medical Center of Greenbrier County,
*Hudson Pacemaker 300,
*Santa's Bag for Kids!,
*Pink Shoes,
*Death on the Greene!,
*Tale's From S. D. Blankenship's Mind.,
*Fairy Tales.

(Writing as B. J. Sephiroth)
*Gone into the Damp.
*Alone in Lewisburg
*A night with ghosts
* A flash of scary

(Writing as Senzieser)
*I'm Home Alone!

(Writing as Ulisigi Wa Ya)
*Annabel

Writing as WarLock Cowboy
*Snakes Den, Wolves Den

(Writing as Holy Blankenship)
My best friend the Killer (30 books) (Note: this is a series of stories told like the R. L. Stine's Goosebumps stories.)

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Posted 6 Years Ago


I have been fine but busy!
Thank you!

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Posted 6 Years Ago


Thank you for your kind review. :0
How've you been?

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Posted 6 Years Ago


That is a very good idea, thank you!

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Posted 6 Years Ago


I had to turn my off some time ago ~ it was a 1000 requests a week which is mad! Just write!!Reviews will come to those that deserve the reviews! x

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Posted 6 Years Ago


Yep ~ a few on AWOL! But this site has so changed :( Miss all those that were lovely though x