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Sunday, January 15, 2017


Hello, hi, and welcome! For today, I have a new installment on my "Let's Talk About" series. I am excited to talk about another beneficial thing I do in hopes of helping you guys out. If you missed my first installment last week, I talked about Podcasts, which are actually very helpful source of entertainment! If you want to check that out, you can click here.

All introductions aside, let's get started!

As you probably have guessed, today's post will be all about planning and getting a little bit more organized than we all were yesterday. I've been really surprised at how the methods I'm about to share with you guys really work for me, considering I literally dumped by 2016 planner. Today, planning and trying to be organized with all the task I do have been an important part of my day, helping me keep track of my tasks to accomplish, future events I need to prepare to, and as well as my achievements.

The first thing I'm gonna share with you guys are probably the first thing that comes to your mind hearing the word "planning"-- that being a planner. Planners come in different sizes, designs, and prices. I'm gonna share with you one of the best planners I think there is for students like yours truly.

My 2017 planner, and the planner I really love using is the Eskwelahan Planner. "Eskwelahan", for my foreign readers is a combination of the words "Eskuwelahan" meaning school, and "kuwela / kwela" meaning funny. The meaning of those two words literally describes how this planner is. It's a very entertaining planner and at the same time still has the features of a regular planner. It has a monthly layout so you can see your activities for the month, an expense tracker for every month -- which I think is very helpful for me, and a daily planner to help you keep track of the things you need to. I use this planner as a checklist, a journal, and a source of entertainment.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Hello, hi, and welcome to today's post! For today, I am launching a new series in the blog called "Let's Talk About". The name says it all, every once in a while I'll be discussing things that interests me in hopes of bringing you some new pieces of information or discoveries that might be helpful to you guys. I hope that made sense because I did my best to explain it in a not literal way. 

Nonetheless, let's get started!

For today's first installment of my new series, I'll be talking about a very helpful thing that I think is so underrated (well, at least from the place where I live in). I'll be talking about podcasts! Basically, what it is is a mix of an audiobook and a talk show/youtube video. Now, I've heard about this "thing" once in a while. It's always being mentioned in Tyler Oakley's outro. I've heard it a couple of times on youtube videos. But never have I seen it anywhere that made me really want to know more about podcasts. All of where I hear it from are just casual mentions like it's nothing that important to check out. That all changed when I was randomly watching snapchat videos (which I really use a lot) and I saw Marcus Butler's video promoting his new podcast, Lower Your Expectations. With all my will, I finally took the time to know more about podcasts and my life has never been the same ever since.

Podcasts are one of the most helpful sources of entertainment which are free that doesn't allow your full attention meaning you can listen it while doing something else but still is as entertaining if you were to watch a full youtube video or a talk show. What I find amazing about podcasts that I listen to though is that it gives the perfect amount of entertainment and things to listen to without actually dragging your complete attention. Like I can actually do school works while listening to podcasts and end up finishing my work and enjoying the podcasts both at the same time. Personally, I prefer studying or working while something else is on or happening that's entertaining. I would often study while a movie's on, write essays while a youtube video is playing or perhaps a vlog, but what I find off with this kind of habit is that I end up sacrificing one of the two things I'm doing at the same time. I either get too focused on studying that I forget that a movie's on ending up not enjoying it or I get too entertained that I end up watching the movie and abandoning my responsibilities. I think it's because youtube videos/movies require too much attention to get what's happening in it. You would need to look up to the screen every once in a while to understand the whole video, and that often results to me not finishing my work. That's the thing I enjoy most about podcasts, I end up really understanding the podcasts because it only requires my sense of hearing and studying requires the sense of sight so it can really simultaneously work out. If you're thinking that "but Luigi you can always listen to songs", the problem is I get too emotional with songs that I sing along with it which results to me being distracted from studying. You see, podcasts is the ultimate entertainment companion to your quiet workplace/studying area! 

Monday, January 2, 2017


Hello, hi, and welcome! As I welcome this new year with a new blog, I'd like to give back to you guys as well! I have been receiving lots of blessings lately and would like to return the happiness to others. So, in that note, I am doing a giveaway!

Please be reminded that this giveaway is posted and on-going on facebook. I'm simply spreading the news via the blog.

What will you win?

  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein or Unbreakable by Kami Garcia
  • The Little Prince notebook/planner
  • Sticky notes notebook
  • Owl clips
  • Sticky notes booklet
  • A two-piece large paper tape with tape dispenser
  • An eight-piece set of colorful neon pens
  • A pop socket 
  • A set of washi paper tapes

Sunday, January 1, 2017


Hello, hi, and welcome to my blog! I cannot believe that it has been months since I last "officially" blogged. Literally. Recalled my last post? If not, this post would make a little less sense so I suggest check it out, here.

First of all, I wish everyone the happiest new year! May we all have the best year of our lives and may we finally do that thing we always wanted to do. I also would like to thank some special people for helping me revamp the blog. You know who you are!

You cannot believe how excited I am drafting this post. The blog has been under so much changes the past months as I revamped my whole blog. The main thing you would notice would be the change of name, from Reading with Luigi to Paradoxical Grenade. More will be explained below as I release the writer in me.

A little bit of explanation, most of the things you'd be seeing here would either be on the sidebar or on my "About" page since I am explaining the roots of this blog to you guys.

I am literally feeling butterflies on my stomach and I cannot wait for you guys to see the new updates this blog has. Before introducing myself and the blog. I'd like to explain the changes I've made. First of all, the overall theme has been drastically changed, from bookish to space theme. I've also upgraded the menu tabs above to the drop down menu that makes your experience more convenient. Also, the sidebar has been changed and you can simply click the names of the social media you'd like to visit and give a look. I'd also like to remind everyone that every new feature I'd be putting on the blog would just be added as the weeks pass by. So many menus such as comic reviews, monthly favorites, literary works, etc. that you can click would be empty as of now. Rest assured that more would be added as I post new things here. 

Nonetheless, let's get started!

This post will solely be dedicated to everything I can publicly say about myself and this blog. This happens to be the exact same content you would fin on the about page on my blog, lol.

Who am I?

I am Matt Luigi, I go by both names together or either of the two. I reside in a small home in a very busy town at Malolos, Bulacan which is located in the mesmerizing tropical country, the Philippines. I am a teenager in 9th Grade as of the moment. I have a weird preference for things that I like and I don't like. Few things I adore doing are reading, writing, watching movies/tv shows, eating (of course), admiring life and talking about it, and more! Strangely, I have a regular habit of reflecting about how life is wonderful for all of us and how our nature and ecosystem is wonderfully designed along with every known and unknown creatures in it. Weirdness aside, I also like talking about science and scientific theories so I might discuss those too here on my blog. Right now, I am obsessed with the multi-verse theory and theories like it. Okay, maybe that was also weird. Is it? I guess I'll never know. Things I don't like, you say? Well I try not to think of the negative things as life is too short for it, but to give you a brief idea here's a three-word phrase that sums up all of the things I don't like with people, lack of appreciation.