Feedback: on Web Conversations

Tintin says:

hello again! thanks for responding 🙂 i’m new to blogging, so this is a lot of fun for me. i’ve been telling my hubby about you (he’s not into blogs and doesn’t get the concept of a blog…hehe), that i’ve been enjoying reading your posts. and i’ve checked out bikoy’s blog, too. he sure is a good writer. and maybe i have this UP bias also (my student no is 92-xxxxx), but i think people from UP talk more sense than people from other schools. hehe. In Ilonggo (I’m from Bacolod), we use the term “madalum,” which means deep. It’s nice to engage in these “madalum” conversations from time to time, don’t you think? 🙂

Says the “ancient” Pinay New Yorker: (Goodness, does that qualify me as a “relic” considering my student number is 83, Tintin’s is 92, and Bikoy’s, if I’m not wrong, is probably 03?!!)  Madalum is good, but conversations, be they light banter or profound discourses are always welcome.  They keep our brains active and helps add spice to life.  More so when you miss things back home like I do.  This has been a good way to “network” among kababayans who blog, and although I would love to discover more new blogs like Bikoy’s, Jher’s, Skeet’s, and my newest discovery, Don Quixote’s Eyes, or meet other fellow bloggers who stray into my corner of the web like Lani, Jayred, Anna and you, there are just not enough hours in the day to make that happen.. Aaaaaarrrrgggghhhh!

You will find that it is a rather uncanny way to meet people, but it helps to keep the ball rolling as far as conversations are concerned.  There is always something new to say.  Keep writing!

And from Skeet, whose blog I visited a few days ago:

Hi! Thanks for dropping by. Got here through your other blog thinking you might have a tagboard in this site where I can say my thanks. Anyway, good luck on that plan for your next read. Reading for me is quite therapeutic. 🙂

The Pinay New Yorker is sad because this blog server doesn’t provide a tag board.. =(  But hey, it’s a blog, and right now I have too much invested in it to move.  Maybe if I upgrade?  Nah.. I’m cheap.. happy with a freebie! LOL  Thanks for visiting, too, Skeet.. I will be popping in on your side of the blogsphere from time to time..

[1] Visit my Dad and have Bulalo at Rosenda's

(Things I plan to do in Manila this April)

We have a unit in Kalentong that is in the same row as a bakeshop/bulaluhan named Rosenda’s.  (I’m thinking now if I remember the name correctly..)  The plan is to visit my Dad with Angel in tow first thing in the morning.  Looks like I’ll have to come back later in the evening for the litid and the bulalo.  (They serve it late in the evening..)

On My Reading List: BLINK by Malcolm Gladwell

I stayed up until almost 1AM last night reading about Dumbledore’s demise in the latest Harry Potter installment: HARRY POTTER & THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE.  I wasn’t able to finish the book but I just couldn’t put it down (although I did it before I left the house this morning).  That’s one book down, three weeks into 2006.  I feel like I grew older with the characters of the book — who, 5 books ago, were but little kids and now on it’s 6th installment, are falling in love and going through the more serious challenges of life.  It was entertaining reading and it keeps me in step with the rest of the world who read it last year — so on to the next book.

For some reason, I picked up BLINK by Malcolm Gladwell from my “Yet to be Read” pile on my bookshelf instead of Clinton’s MY LIFE.  I guess it might’ve been because it was a smaller book and I’m still priming myself for serious reading.  This is my first non-fiction reading this year although the last book I finished last year was Queen Noor’s LEAP OF FAITH: MEMOIRS OF AN UNEXPECTED LIFE.  I read the introductory chapter of BLINK and I must say it looks like it will be an interesting read.  Might even be a quick one judging from his style.  Moving on now..