March 24, 2014

Nearing a decade

In four months, this blog will turn 10 years old.

On July 16, 2004, I wrote my first blog post. At 7:14 PM, Philippine time, most likely after school, in one of the internets caf
és outside the university, most likely in Surf 'n Play, where both high school and university students stay until midnight, playing World of Warcraft or Diablo, spending the rest of their school allowance on an hourly payment of 10 PHP to 15 PHP.

Those were the days.
I cannot wait for my classes to end so I could, like the gamers, spend my school allowance, thinking, I'll finally be able to write what I've been feeling the whole day: thoughts, rants, life drama, the troubles of being 19 years old, imagining what I would achieve by the time I turn 25.

With my best friends Russ, Yenyen, Liyo, and Chai, we would sit side by side for hours writing, sometimes getting unlucky, cursing the whole world when, just when we pushed Publish, the internet connection went down. Gone. All 30 minutes pouring our hearts out gone. Just like that.

But we went on writing again anyway. And again. And again. We would be able to salvage some phrases which we might have imagined sounded raw and artistic and genius.

One day, the whole world will read me.

1 comment:

liyo denorte said...

had a huge grin while reading this. yeah, if our blogspot are children, they are big enough to curse and get silly at us.