Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Full and pleased

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.


Wendz said...

Two of my dearest friends were people I met through my blog. I can't get through a day without talking to them and exchanging thoughts and things that have happened.

And they have supported me through some of my worst moments.

Sometimes, I think Blogging is a miracle.

Lizza said...

I agree! Does that mean we're pathetic? ;-)

Hey, you're on my blog and I'm on yours right now. Hehe.

mist1 said...

And that, is one reason I adore blogging.

Kiyotoe said...

and i adore Mist. Ooops, i wasn't supposed to say that out loud.

What i meant to say was......Heeeeey, how come I wasn't invited to the love fest?

Matt-Man said...

I hope to meet some of the poeple I have met through this as well...You're lucky. I am lucky to because you set me up perfectly once again..."Full and Pleased"...he he he boo yah!!

Lizza said...

Mist1: And one of the reasons why your readers are your blog too!

Kiyotoe: No worries, I think she knows. ;-) Okay, you're invited to next year's love fest.

Matt: It's a fun, enlightening experience.

Haha! I knew you'd get something out of the title. Now pass me a ciggy. ;-)

Helen said...

Yeah, I've made lots of friends through blogging. It's great!

Matt-Man said...

Lights it and passes it on, Cheers.

Odat said...

What a wonderful thing lizza!!! I think it's fantastic to meet up with those we've gotten to know in blogland. I met my blogger idol, Just D, at Boondoggled a few months back when she had a lay over for a few hours at the airport here....I blew up her blog pic and held it up at the airport to find just great to meet her after talking to her for years......I'm glad you had a good time....Hopefully we'll get to meet one day too!

Cai said...

It's neat that you got to meet them. HB is fun in real life, huh? ;-)

I understand what you mean about blogging for strangers. Part of the reason I went anonymous is that I didn't want people I see regularly to read my blog.

Sanni said...

You´re a lucky one! =)
There are lots of blogging friends I´d like to meet someday! So, if you ever visit Germany... =)))

Anonymous said...

You're right, lizza. My blogging friends know more about me than the people I work with. Really insightful post. I am envious that you get to commune with fellow bloggers wearing skin. That's the only drawback for me. And I wish I could change that about blogging. But alas, I can't

H said...

Lizzzzzzzzza, Aww I threw a mini-tantrum on HB's blog. being a brat really. but i really wish I could meet you guys too.

What you've said here is perfect. just exactly what I'd like to say. I think I should just start linking back to your blog now :-)) instead of blogging.

Someday Nunu's mum and I are going to make sure that we're all in the same square piece of land as the rest of you. for a big binge.




Irene said...

I'm envious!

I really wanted to be there but I would have felt terribly guilty leaving my poor overworked husband in our studio to cope with all our rush Christmas projects by his lonesome.

I'm glad you guys had fun. I hope another opportunity to meet you all will arise soon. c",)

Lizza said...

Helen: Yes, it is! Thanks for dropping by, I hope you're having a good week.

Matt: Thanks! Cheers.

Odat: That sounds like a very enjoyable moment at the airport, lol. Yes, it would be nice to meet one day.

Cai: It was pretty neat, and HB's such a nice guy! And no, I'm not just saying that so he'll bring me something when he comes back from his holiday with family. Haha!

Sanni: If I ever find my way to Germany, I'll let you know and we'll!

Gale: Sometimes the people around us don't get past our surface, whereas fellow bloggers are allowed to know what's going on in our minds. Meeting you, Mims, and the others would be so cool.

H: That will surely happen, my soul sister. I'm sure it will. In the meantime, please, please blog again. :-)

Irene: Everything's so hectic these days, I realize. I'm sure we'll all get together someday soon. Para namang napakalayo natin sa isa't isa ano? :-)

ShadowFalcon said...

I think blogging is like an open path to your inner thoughts...some you don't even know you had until you've written them down...

Natalia said...

I don't think it's weird. I think that this is a different way of meting people but just as valid. And I'd love to meet bloggy peeps. It just hasn't happened yet.


Natalie said...

I totally agree, there are some things I won't blog about (partly because most people I know read it) but it is an outlet for some things I just have knocking about in my brain. It would be great to meet blogging people, haven't done it yet but maybe someday.

Steven Novak said...

I have yet to actually meet anyone from the blog world in person...

I think people are scared of me. :)


Lizza said...

Shadowfalcon: Yes, sometimes the thoughts just seem to write themselves down.

Natalia: The Internet is enhancing how people meet and interact. That's good and bad. :-)

Natalie: I've mentioned this to some friends: sometimes I regret not making my blog anonymous. :-)

Steve: You have a point there. ;-) But it's fun!

Mimi Lenox said...

Lizza...I would love to meet my blogging friends in person. That would be so special. Gale is right. Bloggers seem to have an intimate connection that is surreal and real at the same time.
Happy Holidays!
Peace and love,

zeroimpact said...

Thank for the wondering time that we could share. I really enjoyed the company and the country
I was really glad to have met you and hey say "spastic"

Lizza said...

Mimi: It's hard for many non-bloggers to understand the special connection that we share. Happy Holidays!

ZI: Thank you for sharing some of your time here with us. We had a good time.

Oh, and SPASTIC!!! :-)