Tales Past Midnight is a personal book blog originally created by Laurel in 2017 as Cliste Bella in WordPress then moved over to Blogspot. Due to a lot of life changes, Laurel decided to move back to WordPress in 2019 and to rebrand her blog into Tales Past Midnight.

Laurel hopes to be able to create a small space on the web where she can make a small difference for her and other international bloggers. You can find her other crazy posts below.

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Hi! I’m Laurel, a 30ish (LOL) Mom from a small island country in Southeast Asia – the Philippines. I am mostly known by my friends for my love of the color purple (obsessed level).

I work as an operations representative (a fancy word for call center agent) in one of the biggest banking companies in the US (can’t disclose which). I’ve been taking in customer service or tech support phone calls for the past 6 years now.

I got into blogging in 2007, the year after I got my degree in English Literature and when we finally got our own internet connection at home. I have started and ended a lot of different blogs; after 10 years, I decided to really take my blogging seriously, and here I am today.

Outside of work and being a blogger, I am a momma to 2 boys – my eldest son is currently 16 years old while my youngest just turned 7. I am also a fur mom to a stinky aspin named Max. One other thing about me is that I like collecting postage stamps. This goes back to my childhood when snail mail was still a thing and my parents always got mail from other countries.


This is a personal blog. Any views or opinions represented in this blog are personal and belong solely to me and do not represent those people, institutions or organizations that the owner may or may not be associated with in professional or personal capacity, unless explicitly stated.

All content provided on this blog is intended to provide a semi- permanent point in time snapshot and output of thoughts and ideas running around inside my brain.

I will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. I will not be liable for any loses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of any information on this blog.

  • Most Images used in the articles are not my own unless specified otherwise
  • Credits go to the makers and/or owners of the images used.

Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely nuts in the comments section of each blog entry, but I reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason whatsoever (abusive, profane, rude, or anonymous comments) – so keep it polite, please.

***This blog disclaimer is subject to change at any time without notifications.***

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