And today when I decided to take a break from documentation my day started to be frustrating again when my internet and phone started acting up again! Ok ok breath in and breath out… let me focus and think of the happy things that I can share with you. Let’s start with -
Metaphorically Speaking with Jonathan
Metaphorically Speaking is one of the blogs that I am following which I consider as a very well-written one. This blog is written in the English language and obviously the blogger knows the language very well. The grammar is immaculately-flawless and the blog’s content speaks for its title and vice-versa. I don’t know much about the blogger (then) but I know that his name is Jonathan. Later as we started following each other’s blogs I started to know more about Jonathan. I learned that he’s a teacher based in Thailand and that he’s been blogging since 2007 – wow! The more I read about his entries the more I perceive him not only a blogger but a quality writer. He really writes good that’s why I was so surprised (and flattered of course) when he complimented my narratives.
I was more surprised when after commenting on one of his posts he mentioned that I won a prize which he will hand to me when he comes home.
Jonathan asked me to tell him what I want as a “present” but I really can’t think of anything in particular. And I don’t want to bother him by looking for something particular for me while preparing for his home coming. So I told him anything will do but he keeps thoughtfully asking. So to stop Jonathan from stressing himself I told him to bring me an elephant from Thailand ha ha. A real smart this guy is, he really brought me an elephant. A very cute elephant that I can use as soap dish (smart eh?). If you want to know what’s the other present in the photo you can ask Jonathan about that. He handed it to me with complete demo on how to use that. I understood Jonathan’s demo but I can’t explain it here (lol).
To cut the story short Jonathan and I met at the Mall of Asia last July 21, a Sunday afternoon . It was very kind of him to meet me at a place that is very accessible (and comfortable) for me. I apologize to drag him to MOA on a Sunday. I forgot how crowded the place is during Sundays. He waited near the bowling alley fronting Bo’s Coffee and very politely asked me if I have some time to chit chat. (Btw, Deja vu! Bos Coffee is where I met with two blogger friends Arvin of Chateau de Archieviner and Jay of About Jay’s Journey blogs.)
The short chit chat did not happen. What could you expect when two bloggers meet for the first time? We talked about our blogs, your blogs and of course bloggers (grinning)! We had coffee at a (little) less crowded Country Style coffee shop and we talked for more than an hour. It’s kind of impossible to cut short a talk when you are talking to a fellow blogger who happens to be a very intelligent person and can speak fluent Tagalog, Mandarin and English (with a very nice twang). If it wasn’t that my family is waiting from a nearby church and the coffee shop starting to be (over) filled with people also, maybe we would talk longer.
Thanks again Jonathan for the meet up and for the wonderful presents. The elephant is too cute to be in the bathroom so it is temporarily occupying a space in my home desk. I’m sure we will be meeting again and talking more in the future.
Trippin’ on a Tripster
Now let’s go on trippin’ with somebody-who’s-famous-for-his-epic-comments-and-writes-using-high-
fallutin’–words-that-will-make-your-nose-bleed-and-leave-you-flabbergasted-and-who-sometimes-calls-himself-echoserong-froglet-and-knows-so-much-about-the-Philippine-government-and-its-politicians-while-living-in-stylish-Italy. (I hope I did it as effective as he does LOL).
Hubby was leaving for work when the mailman arrived. He handed me something that seemed to look like a prescription. I was about to ask hubby “Who’s prescription is this?” when he volunteered “It’s a postcard!”. It says "from your number 1 paparazzi”
I excitedly grabbed the card and read the message. My forehead automatically frowned. I tried to read again what seems to be a message scrambled err scribbled on the card. I was in the verge of calling a “decoder” when I flip the card. What I saw brings an instant smile on my face. A beautiful post card from Italy!
After I enjoyed looking at the awesome photograph/post card. I realized I need to sit down and read intently and patiently… then more intently and more patiently… and after I reached the superlative degree for both intent and patience I am now laughing and smiling at the funny message written by the famous “epic commentator” in the blogosphere – Tripster Guy!
If you can’t understand the message written on this card it’s because I posted it as inverted and blurry, not because of the handwriting. LOL
If I’m going to write a reply to TG now, this will be my message:
I never really thought that you’re the kind of person who will be sending post card. Well that is basing my perception of you according to your blog’s content. You are absolutely sweet (translation: worried) for asking me if I was able to decipher your hand writing. Just a thought - if you happen to be writing your epic comments by hand I bet nobody will care to read them ha ha ha.
Rest assured that I will keep my mouth shut about the “paparazzi/hit man” thing (wink*).
Balut aka AJ of Manila
What kind of threat did you say to the postal people? The card is delivered to me from Italy within 7 days? That's kind of a record breaker!
And this is the thanks you got from me TG for sending me a post card. ha ha ha!
Seriously, thank you very much for the thoughts of “sending me Italy”. I love it! It is one place I fancied about and as you know how I’m curious about Genoa. Thanks again and I am now waiting for Genoa postcard with your face on it (grinning).
July Birthday Greetings on a Throwback Thursday
And talking about bloggers interaction, I would like to especially mention three more awesome blogger friends.
Way back March of this year during my birthday I requested from blogger friends for a picture greetings. These three friends are among the thoughtful bloggers who granted my request. Now it’s my turn to thank them through these special greetings here on my blog!
A HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Genskie of Genskie's Written Voices who celebrated her birthday on July 21st.
A HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Bagotilyo of Bagotilyo who is celebrating his birthday today July 25th.
And a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to blogosphere's sweetest and most supportive boy MEcoy of I am MEcoy and Ako si Mecoy who is also celebrating his birthday today July 25th.
Since today is Thursday and MEcoy is a self-confessed cam-whore (lol). I am posting something related to Throwback Thursday for you MEcoy instead of a screen shot of your blog. I hope you don’t mind me digging from your precious “cam-whore treasures” (lol).
There it is! The blogger friends that made my day and week a brighter one! I’m so blessed to know you all dear friends in the blogosphere!