6 Blogging Years

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This month marks my sixth year of blogging experience. I can’t believe I’ve been writing online for this long. Happy 6th to me! Yay! Anyway, I never really considered myself to be a hardcore blogger as I’ve been doing this on and off for the last six years. I’ve tried several blogging platforms already and looking back it seems that I’ve been making a new one for every stage in my life. My blogs seem to each have a theme and whenever I move on to a next stage, I create a new one. Now let’s look back at my blogging history and reminisce the good old days. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

BLOGSPOT:ย http://meleshia.blogspot.com/

The Bunnynose

I’ve started blogging in 2005 pala but since this site only has 2 entries (and a 3rd one to redirect to the new blog), I wouldn’t really consider this to be an official site. Through the links in the right navigation, you would see what kind of things I was into back in ’05. TipidPC, The Sims, and hey, Friendster! This was the gaming era.

 

LIVEJOURNAL:ย http://meleshia.livejournal.com

Livejournal

My LJ was “live” for 2 years and I would say this was my J-Pop, JDorama, anything Japanese addiction days. You would see posts mostly about Arashi, Hana Kimi, Hana Yori Dango and even other topics like travels, UAAP and some personal entries. This is also the site where the Tales of a Commuter series started. There are a lot of great memories from this site and it’s nice to revisit and read the entries once in a while but my all-time favorite post from LJ is the Geek Coffee incident. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

MULTIPLY:ย http://meleshia.multiply.com/journal

Preggy Mommy Bunny

Live from 2007 to 2009, I would say that pre-marriage and early family life is what this blog is all about. I’m happy to have chronicled these things for moments like this. I can reminisce all the exciting experiences in my short life like the time that I didn’t know how to work a coffee maker in Chicago, the big announcement of the upcoming addition to the family, Yui’s birth story (I still get overwhelmed everytime I read this), and the times that I started to exclusively pump and fill our freezer with pumped milk. Oh the joys!

 

WORDPRESS:ย https://thehoppymommybunny.wordpress.com/

And now we’re down to this. The Hoppy Mommy Bunny. The joys, pains, ups and downs of being a mother to Yui are in here. For 2 years now, this site has several adventures already including trips and travels of our family, reviews of food and places and most importantly, my life as a mommy bunny. It’s not easy experiencing these things and then blogging about it. There are always a lot of blog-worthy topics and experiences that I encounter daily and the biggest challenge is getting online and writing about it. It takes time and effort but as they always say, “No Pain, No Gain”. This blog still remains to be a non-profit, purely personal journal and I’m happy about it. As it seems that my role as a mommy bunny is in for a long haul, it looks like this blog will be live for quite some time.

I wonder what the next stage, next platform will be? ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s December, Baby!

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I can’t believe it’s that time of the year again. When it’s perfectly acceptable to over-eat, party hard and go on leave from work. It’s Christmas time!

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of work, series of gatherings and a week-long visit to my team in Cebu. I’m way behind my blog posts and everything’s still in draft. I’ll try my hardest to finish them on top of the upcoming parties, gift shopping and wrapping.

It’s such a frantic season and I’m just wallowing in all the excitement. Now before I forget, let me just greet everyone a HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

That one thing that made me laugh today

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Our team came in very early today at 6am to prepare for a big advertising launch. We are in a conference call with the big bosses since 9am (still ongoing for 7 hours as of this writing…)

I’m beginning to get really sleepy when my teammate pinged this message in the “big boss conference”.

LOL

Priceless. Totally made my day.

Driving 301

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My first attempt at driving was when I was in college. My dad taught me that time and I was traumatized to say the least. It takes so much effort and concentration to make it all work such as stepping on the clutch and gas properly at the right time and then top it with an impatient father. Needless to say, that first time driving practice never happened again.

Until a few months back.

One of our family’s goals for the year is for me to be able to learn how to drive. So one time I drove the car from daddy bunny’s ancestral house in Project 8 to the carwash a few blocks away. It consisted of only 3 turns and a few meters of driving but hey, you gotta start somewhere right?! I wasn’t at all confident at driving, daddy bunny had to drive back home. That was my second attempt and again, there were no follow ups.

When I learned that daddy bunny will be assigned onshore for a few weeks, I felt it was time to finally have the confidence to drive. This is it! It was my 3rd attempt. So we had several practice sessions this time around. It is still nerve-wracking and I am still frantic behind the steering wheel. My deadline has passed and I am nowhere to being independently driving in the near future. I guess I will have to take a cab while DB is away.

But as they say, third time’s a charm… so maybe in a few months I will be able to finally drive properly. I still have a few months left before the year ends, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

Jeje Love

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During my last trip to Cebu, I had quite a few gay laughs. Proof that there really is fun, fun, fun everywhere.

While walking back to the office after a lunch out, we spotted two *seemingly* straight guys with their arms around each other. At some point, their free hands were intertwined – so they were like holding hands and making akbay while walking. It’s so gay, I couldn’t help taking a photo! ๐Ÿ™‚

We were tinkering with the Samsung Galaxy Tabs in the Smart Bro kiosk at the airport because our flight home was delayed. I was exploring the tablet, checking if there are any games (there aren’t) but found this photo instead. It looks like it was downloaded from a fb account. Groovy! ย F*** all Haters! Yeah. LOL!


The Good MMDA Officer

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On the way to the office today, an MMDA officer stopped our car along Gilmore to help a child cross the street. In our crazy country where corrupt officials roam the streets and our government agencies, it was very refreshing to see this man help the child. Makes me think that there are still good souls in our twisted world. ๐Ÿ™‚

Things that Make Me Smile

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Guitars, Cars and Arcades are not just for boys…

yui plays guitar

Yui playing the new Cebu guitar that Kuya Arjay gave her looks so promising. Maybe we have another YUIย in the making

cebu guitars

These guitar magnet and keychain from my team in Cebu never fails to make me smile

Panay Carwash

Panay Carwash: this carwash place in our street used to make us laugh with its funny name

Panay Hugas

… but this new carwash place is just hysterical! Panay Carwash then Panay Hugas… what’s next? ๐Ÿ˜€

arcade

little 2-year olds playing in the arcade makes me run and save more coins for tokens!