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Happy New Year

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Artwork Credit: Charles M. Schulz
It’s been five years to the day when I started writing in this blog. My goal was to write 365 posts representing the number of days in a year and then compile them in a book for my reading pleasure in old age. I’ve exceeded that number last year. In fact, this is my 509th post.

Albert Einstein once said, “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.”

It’s funny how time flies when I’m having fun especially when I get kudos for what I’d written. Along the way, I confess I’ve made some boo-boos, too, in my posts and comments left on other blogs that got lost in translation and caused people to get offended. It makes me sad when these stuff happen. Please accept my apologies. It would never be my intention to hurt anyone.

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January 1, 2015 at 1:59 pm 19 comments

I Made It

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It’s seems like yesterday, but I have this blog for a while. Starting with my first entry on Jan. 1, 2009, I made a goal of posting 365 more. It took five years, but I’m proud to report that I’ve made it. It wouldn’t have been possible without your encouragement and moral support. Thank you very much.

Now I’m faced with the decision on whether to continue maintaining it or to simply pull the plug and fade into obscurity.

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January 6, 2014 at 3:46 pm 26 comments

In Memoriam: Mark B. Salvador AKA Coolwaterworks

Mark B. Salvador

Mark described himself in his Twitter account Coolwaterworks as a traveler, writer, and photographer, but, he added, not necessarily in that order.

It’s with sadness to learn from AC and Nortehanon of his passing on Dec. 19. It was so sudden and totally unexpected. His last twit was on Nov. 18 about a boy reported missing as a result of the super typhoon that hit the Philippines recently.

I didn’t know him personally, but through the power of the social media, we got connected in a way. I became one of the followers of his blog,, that went offline on Dec 8. Fortunately, his Flickr account Coolwaterworks is still around to showcase his talent and humanity.

As a fellow blogger D’ Fisher wrote:

Coolwaterworks is a careful, refreshing writer to read, seems always mindful of the difference in usage between a colon and a semicolon, between a chicken baticolon and Calle Colon. Dive through to his every entry and you sense a man who knows well, or perhaps a signatory, to the subject-verb agreement of 1898. If there are grammatical slips, I like to harbor those against some hurried time, like toothbrush left behind from the packed items out of haste to catch the last submarine to Spratlys…

Perfection is the field of science and no doubt being an engineer himself, is shaped by this field. If those high-selling fishball vendors are also learning the science of concocting sauces of different flavors, likewise with Coolwaterworks. He blogs. He works. He travels. He makes shots. He writes. He prays. With the consciousness of a man of science, most likely mindful that one neutron in aberration could lead to a different material configuration.

Today I’m reluctantly removing his link from the list of my favorite blogs. He would be missed.

He might not be world-famous, but he was special to those who had known him in this life.

Rest in peace, my brother.

December 24, 2013 at 9:39 am 2 comments

To Quit or Not to Quit Blogging

Lucy – Charles M. Schulz
Dear CC,

It’s just been a year? I thought you’ve been around for ages! I don’t follow a lot of blogs, but yours is one of the few. I’ve enjoyed reading most of your stuff. Even those that I find boring aren’t a total waste of time as they help put me to sleep. After a long hard day, I consider that grace.

One of your memorable entries that I remember was about telling a best friend turned suitor the bad news that he wasn’t the one. There was a feeling of guilt when you told it to your grandma. You worried about the pain that it would cause.

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October 28, 2013 at 3:22 pm 10 comments

a blogger is only good as his last post

i’m back from a long holiday. how nice it feels to sleep in my own bed again. did somebody miss me? i hope that you, you, and especially you have missed me, but i ain’t holding my breath.

the topic of today’s daily prompt at wordpress is, what makes a blog great?

i guess it depends on what tickles your fancy. more importantly, it’s about staying power. nobody wants to make love to a corpse.

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July 1, 2013 at 10:25 am 10 comments

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