This is a belated happy fifth year anniversary to my blogging alter ego.
I started blogging in May 2003 at a time when I had so many complaints about life (what better motivation to write?). This Pansitan blog was born in January 2005 so technically, this blog address is three years old. But I have been blogging for five years, so yey. I have blogged in Blogspot, Motime, Blogdrive, and Livejournal (this blog is still alive) and finally I settled in WordPress because the templates are awesome and the interface is simple.
I would like to thank the fabulous Ate Sienna for the free web space and the very dependable online technical support and everything else. Thank you Ate Sienna!
I’m writing about this because the other day I got to thinking about the significance of the number five to me, if there is. I thought, maybe I should do something about this blog turning five years, maybe it will be nice to include other people in the writing process (writing process daw o). And true enough, I came up with a number of reasons why the number five can be significant enough for me to device some sort of special interaction time with those who read this site, something I seldom do because I’m lazy and all that. (I reply to emails, though.)
So here it is, if you have the time, comment on this entry and suggest/request for a topic for me to write about. I will post the output in this blog, and if you want I can also send it to you via air mail. If I get a considerable amount of suggestions/requests, I will choose five among them and the corresponding senders will be receiving a personal handcrafted gift from me via air mail.
The guidelines are: (1) The topic you will request should mean something to you personally, I’d appreciate it if you tell me why you are requesting me to write about it. (2) Each person can request for two topics at the most. (3) The topic should not be about any product or commercial anything, it should be personal (I can’t stress this enough) and preferably about feelings/emotions. (4) It can be about me or you or anyone you know. Or something else that may seem far out but if you can connect it to yourself, it will do. (-: (5) I can refuse to write about something if my reasons are valid. (6) I get to decide how long or short the output will be.
Not only is this in support of The Snail Mail Project, this may also be a nice way to get to know each other better. This may come off as narcissistic and all that, but you see, I’m hoping this will pull through because I would like to do something with my hands, and I would like to send it to someone who wants it. (-: So there, go!
Thank you in advance to those who will join. (-:
Last night Jang was teaching me Ilocano and I asked her what the Ilocano word for ‘baby’ is and she couldn’t think of the word (bata is ubing, but there seems to be no word for baby [sanggol in Tagalog]) and then this memory of Michael V. singing ‘Sanggol! Sanggol! Sanggol!’ in one of his MTB (Music Tagalog Bersyon) videos in Bubble Gang came to me. Remember when he Tagalized Celine Dion’s “It’s all coming back to me now” and there were the ‘Baby! Baby! Baby!’ lyrics?
Jang and I were laughing so hard remembering the lyrics (If you kiss me like this, and if you kiss me like that = Pag hinalikan mo kong ganito, pag hinalikan mo kong ganon), and then when we were trying to recall other songs that Michael V (who should be a national hero by now because of his brilliance) Tagalized, we couldn’t come up with any because the Celine Dion song was what stuck all these years.
So here’s the thing, if you recall any other song that he Tagalized, we’d appreciate it if you tell us. It will really make our day. Also, is there a DVD compilation of those MTB episodes? Bili tayo!