I apologize for not posting the past few days. I've been a bit preoccupied. And some things just aren't bloggable. :-) But I'll catch up on your posts soon!
I know that many of us blog about things that we sometimes don't tell the people around us in our offline lives. Isn't kind of strange that we reveal what's on our minds, write down our thoughts, for strangers to read? We share our joys, talk about our anxieties, complain about the crappy day that we're having to other bloggers people near and far. And the strange thing is that some people can relate to what we're saying--they empathize. We can also be drawn to them and/or vice-versa for a number of reasons: the way they write, their sense of humor, their sensitivity, their weirdness. And there emerges a mutual feeling of friendship, even in the absence of any physical and personal encounters.
Yesterday, Tuesday, December 19th 2006, was a very good day for me. I had the privilege of spending time with three people I've never met before, yet have had the pleasure over the past few months of reading about their lives, their thoughts, and their quirks. We stuffed our faces over lunch, getting to know a bit more about each other, talking about the countries we live in, and sharing lots of giggles over each others' blogs. I just wish we could've spent more time together. But there's always a next time, right? And it was really so heartwarming to see that two of them (who are visitors to my country) were so excited and appreciative about the Philippines. They are amazing.
So to Kyels, ZeroImpact, and HB, thank you. I had a lovely time with you lovely and fun people. (H, Nunu's Mum, Irene, we wish you were there, too!)
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This song also goes out to a quirky lady I'll call French Fries. Thank you, my dear, dear friend. Words can't express how much I appreciate your support, love, and friendship.