It is exactly one month today and the weeks before that was the darkest, saddest and most sorrowful period of my life. I never imagined that the circumstances of those fretful, flustered and worrisome weeks could be felt and experienced by a human being. I was helpless, unhappy and perturbed. Exactly one month today was when my beautiful, charming and loving mother passed away.
This is the reason that I have suspended my posting on this blog. It is in fact taking me a lot of guts and audacity right now in trying to write and finish this post. There was even a period in the past weeks that I have decided to end and cease posting writeups on this blog (named after my mom’s endearing nickname, Nengkoy). But my mother for sure would not want that.
I decided to resume writing because I know I’ve got lots of beautiful stories to tell especially tales and snippets on how lovely and delightful a human being my mother was. I know that my simple quiet life will never be the same now that my mom is gone. But I will try my very best to adapt and get by in this new life’s setup.
I know that my mom is watching and got the best view up there in heaven. And I am pretty sure that she is smiling now that I have resumed my silly writing.
First, I would like to apologize to all the followers of this blog if I went missing and went kaput without saying my interim goodbye. My simple explanation for my being into disappearance from blogging was because I simply do not have the energy, motivation and impetus to write.
But now that I am back, please expect more posts that are non-sense, reckless and silly write-ups from yours truly.
Give a warm round of applause because Nengkoy is back!
Almost all blogs had a 2018 New Year post except me. Though 18 days late, let me then post my 2018 New Year post. Let me feature my 2018 New Year song entitled This Is Me from the movie The Greatest Showman.
This Is Me is so me. After listening to the song and watching the lyric video, I could not help myself from not tearing up. The message, the lyrics and the tune really cuts deep. With my eccentricities, my weirdness and my oddness, This Is Me fully represent my being me.
This post maybe late for 18 days yet I know I will face the year 2018 with much courage because I am brave, I am bruised, I am who I’m meant to be THIS IS ME! Life’s hurdles for 2018 may be inevitable and I may not be The Greatest Showman but I’m not scared to be seen, I make no apologies THIS IS ME!
Ten years. That’s how old this bloody blog is gonna be on Monday, June 20. It’s 3 years that I ran this blog over Friendster (a defunct social media site) and seven years powered by WordPress. It’s been ten years of silly and imperative writing, meaningful and thoughtless expressions, fun and boring adventures.
I know that though ten years old, this blog has yet to become massively popular. But popularity and making me a big time blogger is really not my objective of writing what I write and wrote about. I am in fact responsible in half of the views of this blog!
Nengkoy, the blog, is simply about who and what I am. This little space in the worldwide web has actually been an avenue to reveal some senseless, trivial and pointless secrets about me. Thus, here’s the tenth year anniversary song of this blog. This song is sooo me…
No I’m not gonna stop blogging yet. But let me thank all those who find time reading my posts. And I hope that though you’re not learning anything from it, you nevertheless been enjoying it. Cheers!
This expression of gratitude is long overdue. So let me express one awesome thanks to SpiritualJourney17 for nominating the Nengkoy blog to the One Lovely Blog Award.
Similar to all the disobliging folks who caused for the end of the worldwide trend on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (or did it just died a natural death?), I too will digress in following the rule of the One Lovely Blog Award.
Rules of the award are as follows:
Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog
List the rules and display the award
Add 7 facts about yourself
Nominate 7 or more other bloggers and leave a comment in one of their posts for them to know they have been nominated
I followed the first 2 rules. The third rule can be found among the impish write-ups in this blog. But for the last rule, I don’t know (personally) that much number of bloggers. Consider me then to be one of the few uncooperative jerks and recipients who foolishly cut this amazing chain. But still, let me thank SpiritualJourney17 for this incredible nomination!
A New Year is but a couple of hours away, I would like to wish myself and the rest of the world to further develop a pretty good amount of emotional and intellectual common sense. And may the exclamation points that we will encounter in the coming year be all physically and psychologically enriching. And lastly, may bliss and beauty be all over the planet!
This blog has not put healthy food on the tables of poor families neither has it placed a roof on the top of their heads. Others actually find these writings a big BS. But I am proud to convey that this blog today has been running for eight years already.
It initially ran for three years under Friendster (an extinct tacky social media site) and then transferred to WordPress.com five years ago.
I know that the pieces of writing that I have done for the last eight years are just but okay. Those are not remarkable neither awesome posts. But being okay is still remarkably and awesomely fine. Besides, not all people had the chance to chronicle their life’s snippets, encounters and experiences the way I just did for the past 8 years.
walong pampa-swerte (8 lucky charms)
I really don’t know if this blog is aligned with my soul’s purpose and how this blog will be to me in the future. It has never been that clear. Although I wish it would, I am not expecting such vividness will come that soon.
But what is so imperative about this blog is that it has been a truthful expression of myself. It may not have maxed out my being a human being, but nevertheless, this blog has displayed a segment of who I am, what I am and why I am.
To those who found time reading my posts in the last 8 years, let me convey a massive thanks. Though there will still be a lot of spiky attitude, let me promise that in the future, there would be more gratitude.
Truth be told. This blog started in June 20, 2006 under a blogging service of Friendster.com, a defunct social networking site, which became most popular in the Philippines. Then I eventually fully migrated directly to WordPress.com in June 18, 2009.
It’s been seven years and I’m glad to say that I am happy to have maintained this blog up to now. It’s been a great way of sharing my thoughts so let me take this opportunity to thank you for your visits and taking time to read my posts.
To celebrate the 7th year of this blog, here’s the classic Sesame Street pinball animation featuring the number 7.
This blog is not very popular. This blog has not received any recognition. This blog has few readers. This blog stinks and is out of this world. But this blog is 4 years old, or 29 in dog years. And I don’t have plans of stopping yet! I fairness, I think I made some pretty nice articles over here.
Four years ago, I let the world know that I am a “blogger”. At that time I had no idea where this would take me or what would do with it, all I knew was that I has some crazy ideas to share.
It’s not every day you turn 4 years old. In fact, it is only one day ever, and that day is today for Nengkoy – this blog! Whether you come to liken this site or totally hate it, here’s to a healthy fourth year.