Archive for January, 2011

I don’t know how to start this post, but as far as i know, i’ve been blogging for around six months already, though as of the moment, i’ve got only 57 comments, 37 posts, and 537 views. I do know very well that thousands of other blogs out there don’t get noticed too, so the question is:

Why do i still keep a blog?

For me, there is no quick answer to this question. As far as i know, it all began in Facebook, where i used to post lengthy articles and features in the so-called “Notes” section. After recieving a lot of positive (and honest) reviews, comments, and “likes”, one of my teachers (and i still admire her very much up to this day) suggested:

Why don’t you start a blog?

— It’s too hard to start one, Maam.

— Well, just give it a try.

— Ok then, Maam.

And after that conversation, my blogging days started. I tried first Blogspot, but it was too simple for my taste. Afterwards, i gave Tumblr a try, but it was too colorful for me. And finally, i came here to WordPress (my Turkish Language teacher suggested it to me), and since then, i’ve been blogging on this site for half a year.

Originally, i just wanted to have a personal blog (in which i could put all those kinds of stories that i want to put). But soon, i’ve realized that i wanted to explore more and interact more with the blogging world and on the other hand, that i should put a limit on what i share and write. So i started to use tags, links, and the like; at the same time, i went to several blogs that i found interesting; and at the end of the day, i liked some posts, commented on them, and well…that’s how bloggers interact, isn’t it?

In this blogging journey of mine, i’ve realized many things. You can share anything you like: whether it’s an essay, a feature, a poem, a picture, but one should realize that as far as any blog is concerned:

ANYTHING GOES.

And to remind ourselves of another fact, here’s a quote from Heather Armstrong:

Be aware that anyone and everyone can read your words.The last person you would ever want reading your website will eventually find and read your website. Write knowing this beforehand.

Keeping these facts in mind, i hereby end this post! Happy reading everyone!!!

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Well, it’s January 2, 2011, and thankfully, i’ve been living for 17 years. Although the weather is between 5-8 degrees, i still braved it so that i could be able to see my family on the World Wide Web. Despite the fact that i’m thousands of miles away from my family, i’m trying to live here happily…and productively as much as i can.

Besides the preparation for the SAT exam (for May 5, not January 22 anymore, thankfully), and the Turkish Language Course (which, Insha Allah, we’re gonna finish in eight to ten weeks), here are some of my ideas for 2011:

1. Create a “mini-media group”

Name: Kent Media and Publications

Specialization: Graphics and Concepts Creation, Video Editing, Technical Productions

Payment for Services: Free (or minimal profit(kailangan rin namin ng pera pang maintenance,noh?)

2. Create a “mini-book” or two

A. Secret muna…baka magulat pa kayo! :p

B. The Red Crescent (giyera story siya…about Turkey vs. Israel…)

3. Learn how to play the keyboard…

4. Give something to my family…

5. No New Year’s Resolutions! Para saan lang man daw yan? Kung ayaw talaga ng tao na kumain ng vegetables, then so be it!!!

6. Take care of my blog. I don’t care what happens to it, it’s just a personal blog! But i would certainly like to see it flourish!!!

7. And…Study in a top-flight university here!!!

And for the usual targets, of course, i want to aim for 600 math points in SAT, and i want the highest points that i could get in Critical Reading and Writing (to reach a total of 1800-2100 points), and to end the Language course within the time specified!

Well, one last thing, here’s my favorite song when i’m feeling odd or down…

HOW YOU REMIND ME by Nickelback

Never made it as a wise man
I couldn’t cut it as a poor man stealing
Tired of living like a blind man
I’m sick of sight without a sense of feeling
And this is how you remind me
This is how you remind me
Of what I really am
This is how you remind me
Of what I really am

It’s not like you to say sorry
I was waiting on a different story
This time I’m mistaken
for handing you a heart worth breaking
and I’ve been wrong, i’ve been down,
been to the bottom of every bottle
these five words in my head
scream “are we having fun yet?”

yeah, yeah, yeah, no, no
yeah, yeah, yeah, no, no

it’s not like you didn’t know that
I said I love you and I swear I still do
And it must have been so bad
Cause living with me must have damn near killed you

And this is how, you remind me
Of what I really am
This is how, you remind me
Of what I really am

It’s not like you to say sorry
I was waiting on a different story
This time I’m mistaken
for handing you a heart worth breaking
and I’ve been wrong, i’ve been down,
been to the bottom of every bottle
these five words in my head
scream “are we having fun yet?”

yet, yet, yet, no, no
yet, yet, yet, no, no
yet, yet, yet, no, no
yet, yet, yet, no, no

Never made it as a wise man
I couldn’t cut it as a poor man stealing
And this is how you remind me
This is how you remind me
This is how you remind me
Of what i really am
This is how you remind me
Of what i really am

It’s not like you to say sorry
I was waiting on a different story
This time I’m mistaken
for handing you a heart worth breaking
and I’ve been wrong, i’ve been down,
been to the bottom of every bottle
these five words in my head
scream “are we having fun yet?”
yet, yet
are we having fun yet [3x]

Well, enjoy this new year! Happy New Year to everyone, and best wishes to all!!!