WordPress blogs

Originally posted on December 18th, 2006 on my WordPress blog.

This is (obviously) first entry. Waves of trepidation wash over me as I type this out… It may not measure up to Shakespeare, but it’s all I can come up with. But who cares! Well, enough of false modesty and… let’s get it on!

This blog was created by me as a feeble attempt to express my “2 cents worth” (centavos here, for ethnocentricity’s sake) on anything that my capricious mind can come up with. I hope you don’t expect too much, my beloved reader, 2 centavos is a meager treasure to gain for the precious time you invested in reading one of my articles. Expect instead to find yourself “2 cents none the richer” after reading some of my aimless essays. That way, you might actually enjoy the pointless banter contained herein. Expect nothing, and you will find yourself with more than you bargained for, obviously. 😉

Man, I had a hard time signing up to this blog. There seem to be some counter-intuitive processes in the activation and profile management of this site. Or it could just be that I’m so clueless in this that I managed to botch a task as simple as this. I signed up, got an email confirmation, clicked the link, then went directly to my blog. Since it was there, I thought that was it. I didn’t wait for the activation email. Then when I tried to log in, I realized that I didn’t get my password. Being the Alzheimer’s-stricken coffee addict that I am, I thought that I already activated my account, I forgot that I had another email to wait for. So I clicked the “forgot my password link” and got a “new” password. Incidentally, this still did not allow me to access my blog management. I was able to log in with my new password, but apparently my blog was still pending activation. It took a couple of weeks for me to figure this out…

Anyway, to make a long story short, I finally got around to activating my account and gaining access to this site. Though there still seems to be some problems with password re-setting. I just changed my password for the second time, and it doesn’t seem to have had any effect. Maybe there’s just so much traffice to handle. So, here I am, sharing my thoughts with old friends and faceless strangers alike. I gotta get back to work.

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My Christmas Vacation

Originally posted on January 24th, 2007 on my WordPress blog.

Like many people in this country I’ve been asked to write about my Christmas/Summer Vacation around 6 times in my life. Once for every year of elementary school. A tedious and repetitive task for most, at least it was for me. How ironic that I’m writing this now of my own free will (if there such a thing… more on that later).

That aside, I must say that last year’s has been one of my best ever. The family went back to Bacolod for a grand reunion. I got an opportunity to see my cousins once again. Its true that you gain a different perspective of things as you grow older. Being an introvert by nature, I have always been uncomfortable around other people. I guess that I’m beginning to overcome the natural, irrational fears associated with human interaction by God’s grace. I find myself better adjusted to dealing with people having a wider range of interests. There’s still a long, long way to go of course. At least I’m seeing some progress.

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