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I wonder why my blog post Birthday Gifts was posted twice so likes and comments were split too.

Crazy isn’t it?

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Yes, Virginia, that’s how many posts I’ve written for Dreams and Escapes over the years. I started last May 2009 and as I have said before, it has become a way of life for me. Call it another habit that I can’t break.

I just updated my blog at Gardens and Empty Spaces which is linked to this one. Gosh, 3,386 posts for one blog alone is I think the highlight of my blogging world. It started with sharing my plight as a cancer patient and a cancer survivor but it is presently a smorgasbord of my life’s journey.

Sometimes I feel sad that I could no longer see posts from people and friends I am following and those who are following me. Maybe they have grown tired😴 of blogging. There was a time when we used to exchange comments and healthy ideas in this blogging world. Though my stats ✨ has ballooned to almost 700,000, I am lucky now if I get a hundred 💯 views in a day. Oops, I am not complaining, maybe they also got tired of my writings. Sometimes, I don’t get much enthusiasm in writing a post because most of the time now, I get engrossed in reading 📖. I don’t get to read most of the blog posts on my reader feed.

People in my blogging world disappeared all of a sudden. How I wish I could get in touch with them again. I miss you🧒 all.

Keep writing.

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Hello friends, I’m back after more than a week.

To tell you the truth, I really miss blogging but can’t think of a good content I could share with you. I am more focused on the online campaign for presidential aspirants. The Leni/Kiko tandem are doing well in all provinces that they visit -10,000, 20,000, 40,000, 45,000 and an astounding 86,000 in one venue two nights ago. Truly amazing. People seems to be so inspired. Some local officials in some provinces even tried to block their way but resourceful and enthusiastic “kakampinks” shared a ride, people walked to the venues. Even VP LENI hitched on a motorcycle to reach one of the venues because the road was blocked by a seating politician who belongs to the opposite political party. They are even red-tagging her and making videos which are all lies to destroy her.

We don’t want another Marcos, someone who is a college dropout and hadn’t done anything even to his constituents when he was governor there years ago.

They are using their ill-gotten wealth to pay people to join their sorties. Really, what a shame!

The pink revolution has become a movement and if our Commission on Election would not cheat, then it is a sure win for VP LENI. What is frightening is that all commissioners were appointed by Duterte and even the supplier of election materials is one of his Chinese friends. The Filipinos should be vigilant come May 9. We don’t want another glitch like what happened last 2019.

Nate and I had a voice chat early this morning. Nice to hear his voice again even if it was just a simple hi and hello. He is managing quite well with his online class even without the supervision of Nissa and Obet who are back to the office. He is in grade 111 now. Another quarter and the school year ends. Sharing with you his grades for the last three quarters.

Blogged this before at Our Precious Bundle of Joy. Truly happy to see this.

I was reading some notes and tributes by a friend whose friend died a week ago. Gosh, truly touching, I shed a tear. Life is unpredictable but no matter what, we should always be positive and not lose that faith.

Will you again include Alden in your prayers? Thanks a million🙂💐🍀🎉🎈🎊

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How I Wish….


This is really annoying. Perhaps you are also familiar with my other blog called Dreams Never End which I created through another e-mail address separate from the four blogs I have linked to Dreams and Escapes just in case my free alloted space gets full.

Now here is the problem. I could visit the site when I am not logged in but when I log in, WordPress directs me to create a new blog. I have more than a hundred posts there each with a photo. What is happening? I want to access the site so I could update it. Gosh, WordPress is creating a problem left and right.

Could someone help please?

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Blogging


What’s happening WordPress? I could not see uploaded photos and cannot even comment? Why?

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I have clearly forgotten those lovely thoughts that I wrote years ago when I was just beginning to write posts at WordPress during my journey as a cancer patient and survivor. If I were to add all my blog posts at my four other sites, it might reach 700, 000 views and maybe 4,000 posts. That year-long journey triggered and inspired me to blog at WordPress. I was so happy reaching out to those with similar journey like I did.

Blogging has become a way of life just as reading does. I used to blog almost every day but over the years, posting one once or twice a week is now enough for me. Over the past two years during this pandemic, everything seemed to be at a stand still. I’ve only gone out five times from our subdivision. No visitors came over except Nissa’s family. Food and groceries were delivered. Even the Christmas gifts were ordered online. Hopefully, this pandemic will end soon.

Finally done with trimming the carabao grass with Josef’s help. We still need though to have the garden outside our perimeter wall cleaned. Our tree dogs sleep in the garage while Nikki, who has just given birth to three male pups is in a cage in our dirty kitchen. She is so protective of her litters.

The past few nights, I compared all the books I had on my tab with Goodreads. Good thing I have a virtual library there. I have read some of them the past few years. It’s funny, I used to write a brief review of the books I read before. I got lazy though since I started this year’s reading challenge. I am looking for more authors and books to read.

I don’t get to visit my friends’ blogs every day because I don’t visit WordPress that often. So sorry about that, will catch up soon.

By the way, it’s CHRISTMAS in nine days.

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It is almost a week now since I visited WordPress. Come to think of it, I was not even updated with other bloggers’ posts.

I am worried about my brother Alden. He is sick again. His doctor advised him to just stay home because the hospital there is full of Covid patients. He took oral dextrose the past days. Early this morning, we were on Messenger talking about health and life itself. I asked him when he gets well to draw a plan for me because I want an additional room when I get the proceeds of our endowment. The original plan of the house is already with him. May I again ask you to please include him in your prayers? Thank you, thank you so much🙏🙏🙏

I’ve finished my reading challenge for Goodreads 2021 two weeks ago ending it with Nelson Mandela’s autobiography entitled The Long Walk To Freedom. It’s all of 656 pages and I read it for six days, a compelling story that deals on apartheid and the Africans’ long struggle to freedom. Nelson Mandela was awarded the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize. I must admit this was my longest read this year but I learned a lot about the history of South Africa.

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Hello friends and fellow bloggers. If you are into poems and reflections about life, I have a friend who is quite shy to show her posts. It was only today that I got hold of her WordPress blog. You may want to visit her site here. fishminz153.wordpress.com

She is my co-admin at our Catholic site on Facebook. Thank you so much.

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I was reviewing some of my old posts back in 2014 when likes and comments were quite nil. Most of you who are now regular followers and commenters at my site were not yet in the picture.

I have been blogging for so long now, 12 years more or less that sometimes I think I have written about every subject close to my heart. There were only two challenges I participated in which were initiated by WordPress, the 2011 Post A Day Challenge and the Weekly Photo Challenge around 2014 or thereafter. I enjoyed both, finishing more than 365 posts in one year. Those were real challenges indeed. I was new to blogging and I was inspired. I kept saying that when you blog everyday, everything comes easy. WordPress encouraged me when they would say a few words after every blog – that was where I encountered the words beautiful, fascinating, inspiring, keep it up and such. Then you would see how many posts you have done. That was why I was so proud when I reached my 1,000th post and blogged about it. I wonder where my badge got to. In Dreams and Escapes alone, I now have 3,209 posts including this one.

When they introduced Weekly Photo Challenge, I got more excited. It was my chance to share pictures I took on my Canon camera. They were all in high resolution shots. I didn’t realize that they ate up most of my limited free space so I created another mostly for photos and one about gardening. When Nate was born, I made a separate one for him too.

Blogging!

Some close friends are urging me to compile those inspirational ones into a book. Just thinking of it is hard enough. I found two venues though when I got appointed to be one of the admins of two private Catholic groups at Facebook. I post mostly morning thoughts and my own prayers which I wrote here years ago. That is fulfilling for me, I gained more friends in the process. That is why, I am reviewing my old posts and taking note of the titles and date published so I could go back when I decide to share them.

I’ve always said that if you could touch one soul out there through your writings, then it would be enough.

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