Hello! Welcome to my little corner in Geocities.
(Please note that I have not updated these pages in a long while and most of the text were in fact written in 1998-2000 when I was still in the Philippines and was using my roommate's computer at the University of the Philippines.)
While planning the update of my old website, I've picked up some tips on web authoring that pointed to an inevitable change in my pages' look and format. For sentimental reason, I couldn't just delete my old files so I created this separate site instead.
Now, what's new in these pages that's not in the old site?
Practically all, I'd say. Notably, I added a special Tribute Page for my mother who died of cancer in January 1997. And to somehow justify my presence in Athens Geocities neighborhood (which is for literature-loving netizens), I also posted some poems and stories.
Likewise, I've finally relented to some friends who have been bugging me to put their pictures on the internet. One of them went to the old address, visited the Friends page, but after seeing that there's nothing there about her, just lost interest altogether and immediately left the site. Some friends! :)
The picture above (taken around 1997 or 1998), shows me and the PC where I originally created this website. Of course, I used Chito's (my U.P. roommate) computer, quite a good deal too. (And just to keep track of how I changed over the years, I recently added the pictures below taken in 2003 and 2006 at my office cubicle in Toronto, Canada where I now live.)
If you have time, please sign my guestbook so I'll know you surfed by. Thanks.
- June 2005
An update after 3 years! I will be adding pictures taken during those "silent" years when I didn't maintain this site. The pictures were all taken after I moved to Canada. Unlike before, however, I'll just give brief captions of the pictures so as not to bore everybody.
- February 17, 2002
Iligan and Masbate Photos pages added. I also inserted some quotes from my mother's students in the Tribute page.
- May 09, 2001
Zamboanga page added. I have some old photos from Hundred Islands so I might put up a Pangasinan page soon. Also have yet unscanned pictures from Iligan taken recently.
- April 14, 2001
Cebu page is now uploaded. And for the first time, I'm "publishing" very personal compositions at the Poems page.
- April 02, 2001
Uploaded pictures taken in Bohol. The Cebu and Zamboanga pictures will follow in the next few weeks.
- January 14, 2001
Added the page on Leyte in the Pictures section. I also updated the Awards page by citing the instances when this site was featured in Tanikalang Ginto and in www.pinoywebsites.com. In my next free time, I'll be working on a Zamboanga page.
- December 28, 2000
I just edited the HTML codes and used stylesheets. Visitors will not notice much changes except for the new and simpler background images. Btw, I noticed only now that yahoo!geocities reset all my counters. The last time I noted the no. of visitors was in August 02, 1999 and it totalled 2,578 then. Now, the no. is reset to just more than 1,140. I don't know when the change in geocities' counters took effect and when the new statistics started. But the new "counter" program is better and provides more statistical data to site owners.
- June 22, 2000
Laguna pictures and additional Baguio and La Union photos are added in the "Pictures" page.
- January 22, 2000
Ati-atihan (Kalibo) and more Boracay (Boracay, Part II) photos in the "Pictures" page.
- January 9, 2000
I added a page showing the pictures of my sister Mary Rose who now lives in Finland. This may be accessed from the "Family" page. Also, the Legaspi/La Union photos are finally added in the "Pictures" page.
- January 1999
The 'About Masbate' page now contains a picture of my hometown and my personal description of the province. A separate page exclusively for links to Masbate sites has been added.
- November 1998
I added a page and created a separate site for my bestfriend Ernie Jazul who also succumbed to cancer. I am planning of adding a 'Cancer Page' here so that those who visit this site will be reminded that this disease can afflict anybody. Two persons very close to me already fell victims to this disease and yet I still feel that I do not know much about it.
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This site was first launched on May 26, 1998
Latest Update: February, 2002
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