1. Bugger! 🙁 I missed my Blog-O-Rama deadline for the first time. It’s a mortal sin for any writer and I finally succumbed to the pressure. I wish I could blame my damn new DSL connection for having all these spyware, or the fact that am being smug because am getting all these Xmas bonuses, or because I simply lack the time.
I am only being human, and being irresponsible. Period.
2. On the other hand, the reason why I am in a daze and don’t have the energy for the past few days is that I just lost $100 – one hundred friggin’ dollars – to a ragin’ kleptomaniac. Again, I can only blame myself for being careless with my things in ‘supposedly safe’ surroundings. Prior to this incident, I have been counselling some friends who have lost their cellphones and/or money to “take it easy, it’s not the end of the world. What you lose will come back to you.” How could I have thought it would happen to me too? Christmas really sucks in Manila. Not only does it give people the irrepressible urge to spend, this is also the time of year when holdups, robberies and other petty crimes rise. In the meantime, I’ve stopped thinking about how the $100 could have gotten me to Hong Kong. Or how I could have burped with all the hotel buffets it would give me. Or how I could have shopped till I dropped in 168 Mall. For the record, the last time I lost $100 was in a Missouri casino (but at least I had fun!)
3. By some stroke of fate, this site has been chosen as
semifinalist finalist to the Best Photoblog category of the Philippine Blog Awards. Even though I am incredulous and tempted to say “why oh why?,” thank you po. I still agree with my former editor who thought I took crappy pictures and the fact that I possess a crappy digital camera isn’t helping my talents any. I don’t expect to win, silly (because annalyn.net is a blog, not a photoblog) but being nominated is enough consolation for somebody who spent ages figuring out Flickr and then looking stupid everytime she’s outside and wants to take all those food shots. My most memorable experiences as a fledgling amateur blog photog include being refused at this store in Tokyo selling condoms of all sizes and flavors and then being shooed away by this overzealous stall owner at the Salcedo weekend market because I was trying to take a pic of her giant vat of paella negra. Ang buhay nga naman!
4. My belated super-thanks to friendster Thess, the talented Pinay web whiz in Holland, for the new design of AWOTW. My site stats for November is the highest ever in my blog history, at 90,000 plus hits by the time you read this or a high of 4,200 hits per day. Ten months ago, I would not have thought this was possible. I would like to thank all my friends who have told our common friends and then told their other friends..heh heh! I wish I could blog more and I wish I could also earn from my site like what Yuga and the rest of the gang are doing. According to a link from Technorati, this site is now worth $103,875.36. Hindi ba pwedeng i-encash ito? hehe.
If you’re visiting here for the first time, please don’t hesitate to leave me a line. I promise to send an e-card to all my blog friends and commenters this Xmas!
i don’t mean to remind you again but dannnng $100. chicken pox to whomever stole it. congrats on making it to the semis 🙂
don’t worry about the $100 that was stolen from you. you’ll earn it again soon. whoever
stole it hopefully will get the big “K” (karma) in return. i lost $600 25 years ago when i was in the military. that’s when i was still a rookie in life. a big “C” (congrats) in making the semis. i hope you win it. crossing my fingers and legs 😆
food & travel blog changed links
and not just e card
send me a pressie too heheehe
Anna Lyn says
Hei ju, your 100USD will be returned a hudred folds, don’t worry. And Congratulations on your nomination. I nominated your blog at Philippine Blog Awards but not under photoblog category!
BTW, I got out from the hospital last Monday. I am too stubborn to stay in a steriled space! I am better now but I need to step on the breaks a little bit. Don’t work too hard — no fun being in a nuthouse! LOL! And thanks for informing Lei. See you in 2 weeks.
abuloy na lang sa magnanakaw yung $100 mo.
uy, hihintayin ko yung ecard mo!
I wish you win the “Best Philippine Blog” award!
Will look if I can vote for you!
I visited, I commented, I will vote, I send you my greetings,… so I expect to get the promised Christmas e-card from you! 🙂
Enjoy Christmas & New Year !
Hahahaha oo nga kung pwede lang i-encash edi we could blog for a living na. Yahoo!!!
Thanks for dropping by, folks and I hope the holidays will be happier than we thought.:smile: