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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Two!


Two years.


That has been this long since I started blogging, on the egging of now celebrity-blogger Gibbs Cadiz.
At the time, I have just gone through the most arduous ordeal of my life, the bar exams.

Then used to a life of seemingly endless streams of readings and other brain-wracking activities, I suddenly found myself with much time to spare, and left clueless on how to handle the awkward respite. Gibbs’ proposition to write seemed too enticing to simply ignore. For a variety of reasons.


Primarily, I needed to while time away and bring my mind far from persistent anxiety over the probable exam results. But aside from that, I too wanted a release from the angst that another life-challenge was bringing me, a long and painful episode that at the time was also on the verge of resolution, for or against me.


Two years. Just how much could it mean to a person’s long lifetime? Not much I guess, but for me, these past two years formed the most colorful chapters of my life.

From a deluge of frustrations, a series of big triumphs ensued. I passed the bar exams, won the professional fight, vacationed in Shanghai and the US, and then sailed to Tokyo. But there were new challenges and heartaches too - like my mother undergoing heart bypass and of course, the loss of my car to thieves.
All these comprised the 213 posts I’ve made for this blog. And to my honor, quite a number of strangers followed me through the journey. In time, I met some of them, but even without the personal contacts, everyone seemed like friends from some lifetime hundreds of generations back.



Two years. Ain’t this blogspan already equivalent to a man’s century? Is two years of constant on-line companionship with kindred souls not enough for the connection to simply loosen and break? I admit mine is one boring life now and I am not sure if I would have the requisite material that could sustain any bored surfer’s interest.

I thought that the best time to quit is when one’s at his peak and I am convinced this humble blog will never be higher than what it is now. It will never reach celebrity status, nor will it make me rich (I don't have ads, for chrissakes). But on the one hand, I could look at this as yet another challenge to conquer and instead of leaving it as just another dead spot in the web, I could actually improve this site and still keep it as a journal of my placid course - until the very last blog-link signs off. I gave it a thought and made a deal.


I just bought a new lappie.


(Note: The pics were taken during the recent Daidogue, the World Cup of Street performers in Shizuoka)

39 comments:

enrico said...

Thank you sir! It's nice to know that you're not signing off. Marami matutuwa sa balita mong yan.

(Hindi ako magaling sa english. But i think i understood it well naman. You're keeping this blog di ba? Hehe)

The Gasoline Dude said...

Ayos! So hindi ka na hihinto sa blogging? Painom ka naman! Hehe. = P

Turismoboi said...

nice acrobats

Gina said...

HEP,HEP, HURRAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!

Mys Lyke Meeh said...

Hey---congratszzz. Nice to hear that u passed!---

r-yo said...

enrico: at talagang me sir pa! he he. maraming salamat po!

r-yo said...

gasdude: punta ka manila sa december. sagot ko beer. he he

r-yo said...

turismoboi: sayang nga e. di ko natapos yung buong program. marami pa sana.

r-yo said...

gina: he he. bahala na si batman. pasensiya na kung walang masyadong maisulat.

r-yo said...

ms lyek meh: thanks!

fai said...

weeee. happy! shalala, it's so nice to be happy. here's to more, more, more blogging days! *kampay*
oh, and regards to the lappie. :))

carlotta said...

yey!!!!! so happy for you! and happy 2nd blog anniv! :D

kitakits pagbalik mo dito ha! :D

the donG said...

wow! two years na pala tong blog mo. samantalang ang akin ay hindi pa umaabot ng isang taon. kaya magandang inspirasyon itong post na to.

happy blog anniversary!

astig pa ng mga kuha.

Musicero said...

Good to hear na may bago ka nang laptop, siguro inaadik mo ngayon yan? :P

r-yo said...

fai: kamFAI! hehe

r-yo said...

carlotta: kitakits para me maisulat naman ako. :-)

r-yo said...

Dong: Mas astig pag nakasabay ako sa mga lakad at sa galing mo!

r-yo said...

Musicero: ina-adik? di naman masyadow! he he

Lawstude said...

panyero, yan ang gusto ko career after ng law. gusto ko maging clown.

JoShMaRie said...

i love watching acrobatics!

great pixx. :)

thank you po pala sa pagdaan sa break the silence blog ko. :)

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

pards,galing ng pagpasok ng mga picture sa mga note mo...elib ako dun ha...ayos at marami pa akong aabangan,kalokohan,este!aabangan topic sa blog na ito.;0

pepe M. said...

so touching!
and yeah count me in as one of your avid readers as well...

keep writing buddy! reading your space is a such a delight!

ingat!!!

BlogusVox said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary, attorney! And it's good to know your still blogging.

Keep it up, partner!

E said...

happy 2 years!! :-) Nice pix!! I thought u stole it from a website hehehehhe

totomai said...

happy 2nd blogsary attorney. glad to know that this blog of yours will still continue its existence.

:-)

Mariale said...

Are you crazy? Keep this blog. You just didn't know how you spoil my day with your crazy thoughts. Haha. Nuh, but honestly, welcome to this crazy world. Hahaha... WORD OF THE DAY is CRAZY. Because I feel I am missing out... Ay, ewan... Basta let's just be crazy! Have a Crazy Day?! Ooops, I miss uni!

r-yo said...

lawstude: ok yan nyero. ako kasi matagal ng payaso. :-)

r-yo said...

joshmarie: thnx a lot!

r-yo said...

ever: sana nga makasalubong pa ko ng mga kalokohan para maikwento ko. :-)

r-yo said...

pepe: uy! long time no hear! thanks for the support! :-)

r-yo said...

blogusvox: i just hope i'll still have things to say, stories to tell. bahala na si batman. salamat!

r-yo said...

E: thanks1 i'll take it as a compliment. :-)

r-yo said...

totomai: kaya dapat, lagi nyo ko hihilahin para may ma post ako lagi. kahit ba pareho pareho labas ng mga posts natin. bweheheheh

r-yo said...

mariale: uy! naligaw ka din? he he. go! let's get crazy! :-)

realscore said...

Yehey! ...dapat may selebrasyon!

realscore said...

Yehey! ...dapat may selebrasyon!

Panaderos said...

A belated Congratulations to you! I enjoy reading your posts because through them, I've learned a lot about life in your part of the world. Please keep it up! Take care.

caryn said...

uy! what's your new toy like? ;-)

aajao said...

your honor, happy 2nd anniBLOGsary! *cheers*