Friday, February 15, 2008


I started blogging last year, March 2007 to be exact. But this entry is not about my site’s anniversary. I’ll make a separate entry on that next month. LOL!

Actually, I never thought someone would actually post a comment on my entries except for my friend who dared me to write one blog per week. I tried linking my entries at and in hope of receiving a comment from a stranger. After all I tried so hard in gathering my thoughts just to compose a decent entry. Haha, I know, poor me. At least, I tried and still trying.

Alas, someone did. Lateralus aka Benj of posted some comments on my works. Am I surprised? Not really, I just thought its cool to receive a message from one of the popular bloggers in your country. Yes, you read it right, him, as well as his site, is quite well-known in blogosphere (whatever they call it). Some of his entries are quite controversial, from politics, medicine, religion, sports, anything – name it, he have it.

One time, this entry, received ,more than 2 comments from other bloggers. That surprised me of course, only to find out that Benj wrote welcoming-of-sort entry for new bloggers like me. I guess he knew already how I appreciated his gesture. Well, if not, then I’m wrong. Haha.

Why I am writing this? Its because its his blogsite’s birthday, the new one that is as he has a different host before. By the way, I got the chance to meet him in Pattaya, Thailand as he was attending the World Debates Championship, obviously a competition for intellectually gifted. Hehe. And I was able to grant one of wishes – to have a photo session. It was really challenging to take his portrait shots because (a) its evening and I have been very dependent to natural light (b) I don’t have any gadgets such as external flash or lens for portraiture and (c) I am pressured to take good shots or else he will make an entry and proclaim I am a fake (I hope my shots are okay, hehe). Whew!

As I have no idea if I can post his pics on the net, I decided to choose this photo, its a bit mysterious just the same way the readers of his blogsite see him (yeah, just another assumption of mine). LOL!


Happy Birthday! It was nice meeting you, Benj.



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