Facebook, a new blog, Twitter, Blackberry, Tumblr, a day job, food tour and some tours, and now, there’s Google+. For more than a year, I have ignored my original home; this blog where I wrote without thinking much about what the whole wired world might think.
I read some past posts, which I thought was brilliant (just testing if this is MY space). Blogging was simple back then. The “noise” was not too far-reaching but now, I’m starting to feel that social networking has reached its saturation point. Everybody’s shouting. I probably need to take some time off from the internet and explore the other real world.
The idea of going away from Metro Manila to climb a mountain is beginning to look attractive. That’s what I haven’t done. I don’t know if hiking in Batanes, owing to its beautiful landscape, would count as mountain-climbing.
|That’s the deep pusod & I. Taken in Batanes ’09.|
One thing I found out before writing this is that I missed expressing myself and doing my thing in my own space and at my own pace. Yes, I have been posting some links of other people’s work in Facebook lately, which is all right but it gets to be a bit tiring to read their work. Now I think is the time to do something for myself. Just write and it’s just right to take joy in reading my own work. Pun pun puuuun!
Books have piled up in the rack. I haven’t finished half of them. For my birthday, I asked my brother in the US to send ‘The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’ by Edward Gibbon. I’m having a hard time reading it. The font’s too small and the book is too thick to be read while lying down. I’m also looking for a good place to read it—with proper lighting, a comfortable chair and good ventilation.
|It’s a pile. I know I can finish you all.|
There’s this room in our place that I’ve christened as our library only because of the books. It’s has become a multi-purpose bodega too. There is enough space. I imagine having a table where I can place my laptop. Yes, folks! I finally have my very own Mac!
It doesn’t mean that I’ve conquered the world or hit the jackpot but it sure feels like it. I’ve been longing, salivating over a Mac ever since I’ve laid eyes on an iMac seven(?) years ago. I got swindled by this guy who ran off with P35,000 from my gullible self. To make the story short, I thought that I’ll be having my laptop for half the price from some guy who worked in Customs. I paid for my stupidity. Hopefully, never again. No! Make that, definitely never again.