In celebration of Distilling Thoughts' 5th birthday, I decided to buy a domain. Basically only the URL was changed, making it more personal but the contents are the same. It's still the same distillery of thoughts thought there's a part of me wanting to improve it further. How I wish I know more about web-design and that time will allow me to write more.
I have other ideas for my blog's birthday. I was planning to give away 5 Distilling Thoughts shirts (see above photo, the black shirts) but I was a bit disappointed with the way the shirts were printed. I have a different idea in mind but that wasn't translated into the actual product. There's no one to blame here really. I looked for the cheapest printing shop, of course, why would I expect too much. I still wear it though and better luck next time. Hopefully on its 6th birthday.
Aside from the shirt thing, I wanted to do a self-portrait for my blogsary. This idea has been playing on my mind since January but I realized it was too difficult to achieve it on my own. Then I dialed 911 and asked for help. It was my good friend Kid Perez who picked-up the phone. Of course he agreed to do it and should he have said no, I'll still go to his place. Thanks man!
Well, 5 years of blogging is a feat I guess. Since this is more of a personal blog, I am assured that I can have at least one entry per month. A significant entry or not. A travel. A musing. A rant. As long as my 1-blog-per-month quota is satisfied, I am more than happy. I always have at least one since March 2007. The total number of blogs per year dramatically decreases though.
What's next for totomai.net aka distilling thoughts? Nothing much I guess. It will be the same but I plan to make it more interesting. Depending on how one define interestingness. I am not talking about flickr when I used that term.
Lastly, Allow me to say THANK YOU for being a part of my blogging world. I will still continue to blog. to shoot. to distill thoughts. I won't get bored sharing a part of my world to you even you are already bored with it.
It is always a pleasure to visit a blog site that does things a little differently. Thank you for visiting mine where adventures are a bit more conventional!ReplyDelete
conventional or not, i enjoyed visiting your site too :-)Delete
Great change, love to visit your blog. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your nice senryu.ReplyDelete
thanks man! glad you liked the change. expect more changes lolDelete
Great transition. And good luck with the new site.ReplyDelete
thanks Anthony :-)Delete
more power to you and you blog totomai! as always.. looking forward to your future posts!ReplyDelete
thanks kiddo! more posts and photos for both of us.Delete
Congratulations on five years! I'll be looking for those T-shirts next year!ReplyDelete
Thanks Linda! hoping that the prints will be fine next year lolDelete
Your blog is looking good! I too purchased .com, . net and .org domains for mine a couple of years ago and it's made a big difference for very little outlay.ReplyDelete
indeed. though i still believe lots of changes shall be made.... thanksDelete
Happy 5th! - glad your blogging story will continue..JaeReplyDelete
no choice. it's my passion lol. Thanks jaeDelete
Congrats on the milestone! Love the shirt too. :<)ReplyDelete
yeah, i think it only looks good in the photo lolDelete
congrats mai ^_^ReplyDelete
salamat Ai and Da! sa sunod na lang yung shirt niyoDelete
Hairless transition "FTW"!! HahahaReplyDelete
Good thing im wearing a mask, people cant see me smiling like an idiot. Haha! Benta. Buti di ako natawa ng malakas :p
haha adik. bakit ka nag mamask? obaachan mode? LOL!Delete
congratulations... 5 years! perhaps you could have another transition on the next 5 years.ReplyDelete
damn, after 5 years, that's definitely hairless totomaiDelete
Congratulations totomai! :) Sana ako din umabot ng 5 years. :DReplyDelete
thanks. abot yan. wag lang pa pressure :-)Delete
Never bored with it! Congratulations on five years!ReplyDelete
How do we claim our shirts? :DReplyDelete
kelangan pumunta ka muna sa iyong suking tindahan lolDelete
salamat winnie boy
happy birthday to your blog! more posts to come. :)ReplyDelete
haha salamat more more party!Delete
congrats bf skiReplyDelete
thanks bespren. mwah mwah mwah lolDelete
Happy 5th blogsary and congratulations on getting a domain! :) Don't worry 'cause we'll never get bored. I hope you'd post more about Japan though. Bias na kung bias, but it's the country I want to visit and know more about the most.. ^^ReplyDelete
i think i posted lots of stuff about japan already haha. anyway, i will try to write more about it and yeah, take to visit japan. some of my friends are visiting next week here.Delete
thanks again :-)
Hey, happy blog birthday. Where did the time go?ReplyDelete
i didnt know too :-)Delete
congratulations John, and I owe it to you for you are one of the few who has inspired me to blog. And I so love your shirt, especially the white one! when can I have mine? Can you add a store here in your site, where you sell your shirts and other other products of distilling thoughts? Like, you have your poem, pics, then, we can mix and match to make our own shirt, I dunno, just a concept, but really would love to buy your shirt. I may make "The Joys of Simple Life" shirt too, gaya-gaya, hahaha!!!ReplyDelete
hi ms beth, now you are giving me a business idea. that would be so cool to try. i'll send you the violet one soon (if i go to US again) hahaDelete
the joys of simple life would be a good shirt too :-) or joint business na lang tayo.
happy fifth dear bruh! always an inspiration to read and admire your photos!!! keep it up, will always follow your posts! ;) sana makuha ko na t-shirt ko! haha..ReplyDelete
haha nasa kina caloy na yung shirt mo.Delete
thanks te kat. will try to make this more interesting. less self portait i guess haha
Great haiku! And congrats on the 5th annyversary! Good luck with the new domain.ReplyDelete
Thanks Mariya! :-) hoping for more years to come :-)Delete
Happy happy 5th Anniversary, Nak!!! Keep on inspiring and touching other people's lives! You are such a talented and wonderful person :) Love, MoshyMoshy :)ReplyDelete
salamat Nay! haha walang handsome sa description? LOLOLOLOLOL!Delete
I recently discovered this place and I haven't been bored so far so I guess I will be ridiculously amused from here on out, right? :-)ReplyDelete
Congratulations! Blogging allows so many levels of creativity and it's wonderful that you celebrate it that way.
Cheers to you!!
Okay I'll try that Archna! I'll keep my readers interested on what I write.Delete
Yes, actually for me, aside from photography, blogging is a great way to release stress
Oh gosh, I was just joking, hope you know that! :)Delete
It's always a pleasure here. Carry on!
of course I know it :-) Dont worry lol.Delete
distilling thoughts one drip at a timeReplyDelete
Awesome! Beautiful blog.ReplyDelete
Congrats kuya!! -- lav & reyReplyDelete
salamat kuya at ateDelete
w00t w00t! ikaw na! Happy 5 years pare!ReplyDelete
tuks, CONGRATS sa level-up! happy anniBLOGsary (kahit sobrang tagal ko nang di napapadpad dito). Going to your blog is ALWAYS refreshing. Parang ang ganda-ganda lang ng buhay kapag nakikita ko ang mga larawan dito na may kasamang kwento. :)ReplyDelete
tuks, da best comment mo. parang magsasara na tuloy ang blog ko haha. musta na?Delete