Let me go moonstruck today by imagining that I wanted to hit a peak of a mountain on where I could crow to the world that last March 30 was my blog’s first anniversary.
“I’ve got my first anniversary!!!! anniversary!!!anniversary!! anniversary!!!”
“Yahoo!!! Yahoo!!! Yahoo!!! “
Then,I would jump in ecstasy unknowing that I might be teetering on the edge of the peak. Yay! I might break my neck.
Hahaha! What a goofy man I am!
If it had not been for my best friend’s rankling encouragement, it would not have reached as long as this year. She had rubbed it in me to the point that I would hold her by the scruff of her neck, and retort,” I am a technologically ignoramus, duh!” But my best friend was so persistent, unflagging that I stooped to her obdurate suggestion. In the end, I mustered up enough courage and confidence to break out of this irresistible urge. Thanks to my bosom friend!
So far, I have posted 147 articles. Then, my blog has had more than ten thousand views. Not that bad.I am deeply honored to be visited by different readers.
Most of the pages liked are Ang Batang May Maraming Maraming Bahay by Genaro R. Gojo Cruz, Stupid is Forevermore by Miriam Defensor Santiago , Father Solo and Other Stories for Adults Only by Isagani R. Cruz,A Dwarf Launches a Little Ball : by Cho Se-Hui, and Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore
Recently, I have not yet posted any articles since February of this year. What a shame! I admit that I have been involved in the world of hedonism and Epicurean. I did try to get off the Ivory Tower and climbed a 167 -feet – above- sea-level mountain somewhere in the Philippines. There, on the rocky peak, I had a breathtaking and spectacular view of the other mountains, and figuratively realized that there are many ranges of mountains I have to climb more. Another reason is that I have been hooked on a new gadget I bought lately. I explored it until I got so stuck in it that I wasted a lot of time. But in the end, I want to be a Luddite after all. Reading is more interesting and productive. Nevertheless, I found out that there is another field that I want to get into- photography. 🙂
In this April, I am now anxious to start reading more books however hectic my schedule is , and at the same time , I will review the books I have backlogged. I hope to write my reviews of The Case of Easter by Lee Strobel which is supposed to be for last Easter Day, Anne of Green Gables by L. M Montgomery, The Sea by John Banville, and The Man Who Could Not Kill Enough by Anne E. Schwartz, a story about American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
Aside from my book reviews, I also hope to share some short stories I have been trying to finish which are the reasons why I am now motivated to be back to the world of literature. Besides, my blog will not just deal with books but also with some social issues and lifestyles . Because after my experience in hiking, I have realized that there are some things in the world more than books that I should write about.
The summer in the Philippine has come on, but my feeling now is just the like of those plants in spring; I am turning over new leaves after my long hibernation, and am now cheerful to sway myself in the air that here I am,fresh, full of spirit , interest, and hope.
Happy Reading to everyone! 🙂