Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New year... new hope.... naaah!

They say that a new year brings new hope.... yeah, just like another rising sun brings in a new day... it really doesn't take a genius to figure that out. The sage who said that must be really proud of himself now.... who would have thought then that a rising sun means a new day?

Okay, where are we? I think I'm lost... oh yes! The New Year!

So, can we expect a better 2009? Should it really bring us new hope, better chances, and more wealth?

Come on! Stop kidding yourself! If you didn't do good in 2008, what makes you think you'll get better in 2009?!

I hate to be the one breaking this to you... the 'New Year, new hope' is nothing but a fallacy! A phrase coined by people who always wait for fortune to come in dropping on their lap.

There is really nothing wrong in having positive thoughts, is there? There's nothing wrong in holding on to hope either...

But by all means, get your butt off that chair and do something! Do you really think wealth would pop-out of that computer monitor landing on your lap?! Give me a break!

Yeah, you're right. I'm talking to myself again here... and you're nothing but an unfortunate witness to this event... or are you?

The new year is upon us
, don't expect it to be a better year.... DO SOMETHING TO MAKE IT A BETTER YEAR!

Which reminds of a quotation I read in one of those self-help books....

"If you keep on doing what you're doing... you'll keep on getting what you're getting!"

Monday, December 22, 2008

An Interview with myself - Part 2

Well, it seems that this blog wasn't satisfied with the first interview, that it wants to get me into the 'seat' again. Since I really don't have anything better to do (being sick, cold and all), I decided to give in to his whims.

Me: Okay, so what is it this time?

Sugar Coated World (SCW): Hey, loosen up! Where not starting yet and you're already uptight. You are really getting into your character here.

Me: Ya, ya, ya, go ahead with your questions.

SCW: So how's your Christmas?

Me: So, do you want to end this interview right this instance?

SCW: C'mon, don't be such a spoiler, answer the question.

Me: Of all people, I mean blogs, you would ask me that question?! You know how my Christmas is! And how it will be for the years to come!

SCW: Hmmm.... looks like I won't get any decent answer from you on that. So, how's the blogosphere treating you lately?

Me: Well, if you would only get a higher page rank I would be able to get more writing opportunities and earn more, perhaps I can get more respect then.

SCW: Me?! Page rank?! Hey, it's your fault! It's you who is posting craps on me!

Me: Craps?! You call my posts craps?!

SCW: What would you call all those hatred, angst, pains, frustrations and other emotional outburst? You think people would love to hear you whine?

Me: But you were created for that purpose?!

SCW: And even for that reason, you rarely get me updated, ei?

Me: Look who's getting into whose character now.

SCW: Okay, let's change the topic. I can see that you're quite a celebrity now. More people know you and your letters since that TV stint you had.

Me: Yeah, it's was quite a ride I admit. Who would've have thought that talking to the dead can get me into the limelight.

SCW: Of course it will! It is full of emotion! It's just the perfect bait for the media! Don't you know that?

Me: Hey,!I didn't create that blog just to catch any media's attention or to create some hype! You know that!

SCW: Well, at least you got some positive reactions. You brought inspirations to others because of your letters. Some people realized that they should show their love to their family while they're still alive.

Me: Those were the positive comments. But you know what? I followed some links, and you wouldn't believe what were some of the reaction was.

SCW: What?!

Me: Some thinks it's creepy, you know talking to the dead and stuff. Some even take me for a lunatic, writing all those letters to a departed love one, and get this, one even took note of my imperfect English like she was my grammar teacher!

SCW: Hahaha! People have their opinion, you can't take that away from them.

Me: Yeah! Like I care!

SCW: And what would they think of now when they see you talking to yourself? Hahaha!

Me: Hahaha!

SCW: Hey, thanks a lot for this opportunity. This is the nicest conversation I had with you so far. But before we wrap up, I got some friends here who has some message for you.

Me: Really?! You have friends? Hahaha!

SCW: Cut that crap, let's hear them out, here they are.

Be Inspired Now: Hi there brother! I know how hard it is for you lately. Just hold to HIM, He sees everything and He is in charge. Take care 'bro!

more than copy-paste: Hey! Thank you for making me a better blog than just a mere copy-paste. I'm enjoying it all now. Merry Christmas! Just hang in there!

Money Online: Hi! Just keep on going. Money may be important, but it's not the most important thing in the world. We can get there in time, we don't need to hurry. In the meantime, spend more time with your kids. It's holiday!

Letters To Mama: Hi! Next to this blog, I'm the one who knows all your frustrations. You may not believe it, but I do send all those letters to your wife. She knows everything, and she is with you. Take care.

Kapampangan blog: As much as I would like to talk in my native tongue, my colleagues here might not understand and may not like it. Anyway, this is just what I have to say, "
Agyu 'ta yan, 'bro!" We can do it brother!

Roysville: Honestly, you are a revelation to me. I didn't know you had all those business sense in you. Keep sharing those, who knows? Someday, we might get our own book published ;)

House Of Puroy: Although I have remained to be just a blog and no longer an enterprise, I am still happy being with you. We brought some attention to a lot people regarding how service and product expectation should be. They may not always agree, but I know we can always back up our claim. Keep it up!

The Struggling Blogger: Looking forward to more struggles with you. Just like my brothers here, I will be with you all the way. I know all your plans and I'm backing you up 100%! Let's move forward brother!

Sugar Coated World: What? Do you really think I will let this pass without me delivering a message too? I may be your interviewer right now, but I'm still one of your blogs. Anyway, I just want to say that, please don't mind all those things that I throw at you sometimes. It's just what I am, you know, the 'character' thing. But I'm always behind you... always.

REFLECTIONS: Hello, I've been with you from the start and I know I will be with you 'til the end. I'm still looking forward to our book getting published, I know it will come true someday. Take care. Just keep writing.

Me: (sniff) where would I be without you guys.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What Christmas reminds me of...

My wife's fruit salad, her cooking... her energetic effort to make the holidays memorable for us in spite of her condition then... her laughter everytime our kids play during the parlor games... her wish to have a simple celebration with our kids....

But most of all, Christmas reminds me that...

she's no longer with us...

Christmas won't be the same anymore...

Friday, December 12, 2008

No Sugar Coating, just an awakening video

There are some things that you just can't sugar-coat. No matter how hard you try, true intentions will always show.

Watch the video to see what I mean.

Please spread the word, spread the video.

Monday, December 8, 2008


"Won't these ever stop coming?" I keep on asking myself. Why can't I continue just moving forward? Why do these episodes keep on coming back haunting me?

I know, I won't get the answers.

It's our wedding anniversary today... all throughout the day I was staring at the computer monitor. Thinking whether I would write another letter, or I would stand up, go to the kitchen and prepare something... or take the children out, perhaps to the mall to celebrate the occasion.

But sunset came and I haven't accomplished anything, I wasn't able to decide on doing anything. At a time, some tears managed to escape, I needed to wear shades so my kids won't notice it.

Then there's that ghost of pessimism again... the feeling of being a loser sinking in again... yes, these are what I call episodes.

Until when these will happen, I really don't know.

Honestly, I'm tired of these.

I thought I'm already over these... these episodes...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Blog and let blog... that should be the case, right?

Just when I thought that I found a great blogger support group have I crossed on one that is so self-engrossed. I never thought I'd see the day... after all we are all bloggers. Aren't we supposed to support each other?

But when you see bloggers slamming bloggers, will you stop and think, are there really 'better' bloggers? Or maybe, there really exist an 'elite' list of bloggers - demi-gods of blogging if you may, who thinks that they can say anything and bully us 'not-so-great' bloggers as if trying to push us out of the blogosphere.

First, they looked down on free-hosted blogs, and now they damned the blogs who gets paid for their posts.

What is this about? I really can't understand. Bloggers who are trying to earn decent money, instead of trying to con everyone into signing any bogus affiliates scams, are suddenly 'low level' individuals?

Which hypocrites doesn't earn from blogging?


I'm sure, they will have their day soon!