Edi The Best Of...

Holy Smokes! Am I really that old that I can’t remember my own blog’s anniversary? Yes people, I forgot to celebrate my first year of blogging. When was it again? Oh yeah, May 9! Happy Blogiversary to my little baby, HPC! Even though I forgot the day, inside I knew a good looking back was in order. Last month, I read through most of my posts, and found some of them amateurish and lacking. I was purposely being hard on myself. But as I got into the reading mood, I enjoyed reading what I wrote. I was my own spectator, and I liked what that Jigs wrote. Memorable Litanies, Emotional Stanzas and Comedic Philosophies, here are some that stood out:

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER – Did you know that I am the best spontaneous party planner? This post is the perfect proof. I know you’re asking, “if it’s spontaneous, how can it be planned?!” That’s a very good question! "And if you're the best, why aren't you popular?" Another good question! Anyway, this post is also a semi-testimonial of the two longest friendships I’ve had in my life, and just how well we compliment each other.

“One good test of friendship is if the two of you can sit silently together and feel no awkwardness or boredom” -Jigs

UNINSPIRED – My first ever post! This post is pure, unadulterated Jigs. I think that first post was the perfect start for my blog. I mean, even if I actually had a different topic in mind, I’d still go with this. It’s light but makes sense.

BLOG BLAST! – The first ever edition of this short lived segment I tried to do a few months ago. This first one is the best edition I think. It is about my long and painful adventure during my enrolment a year ago. It was also my first attempt to write in TAGALOG! Add to that my sarcasm and an excruciating attempt to be funny; you have the makings of something you that can barely pass as a blog post!

FALLEN – A very personal and emotional post. This is definitely one of my favorites. I think I was blogging as Gino here (Not Jigs. Yes, there is a difference). There are slight changes when I write as me, and when I write as Me. I think my friends would understand it better. I’ve never been more vulnerable.

NOBODY KNOWS – Did you get my description about the Fallen post? If not, this will explain why. Another one of those serious post where I try to tap into the deeper consciousness of my readers. I just think it says a lot about us bloggers in general. How much of "US" are we really willing to reveal?

LIKE A SCENE IN A HORROR MOVIE – A post of frightening proportions. Haha! Not really, but it might as well be, "a scene in a horror movie". Never blog in the dark, you’ll never know who’s behind you reading what you’re typing…….

LIKE MY MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES – This is randomization stitched together! I really had fun composing this one. It was just fun! Nothing serious or important. I’ll try to do more posts like this.

I also have several posts which require special mention. ROCK ON! garnered the most number of comments I’ve ever had! Would you believe my posts could at one time receive 53 comments from different people! I was even referred to as a Bloggigolo! I know, I can’t believe it either! What the heck was I thinking when I went into a hiatus?! Nowadays, I’d be lucky if I get 5! Haaay, I miss being famous… Hahaha! Anyway, 21 TIMES is another post which received record breaking comments and tackled a social issue which was affecting a lot of people, including me. MUSIKA V:SUPERNOVA receives special mention because a few months during my one year of blogging, I was a big fan of the show Rockstar: Supernova and some of my other unrelated posts contained updates of what’s happening in the show (Musika is another segment in my blog). ANG SAYA NAMAN! is what you would call the perfect day blog post, but I didn’t like it that much because it was more, a narration of what happened to me during that day (a diary narrative, I hate posts like that).

Those were just a few of the posts that I think deserve a second look (maybe one or two more comments, hahaha!). But, we’re not done yet. I asked three people who knew me ever since I started blogging. I am also a big fan of their blogs and visit as often as I can. Jhed was supposed to be part of this (as the fourth) but I didn’t get his list of 5 in time. I’m still a fan of his blog though! Hehe! Let’s see what posts they liked most:


FALLEN – Rex tells me he can relate to this post. He knows what I’ve been through, and vice versa. This is one good reason why I like blogging and why I want my friends to read my posts. I get to tell them those oh so mushy moments, without the sappy hugging and crying.

BLOG BLAST! 2nd Edition – A light post about a first day experience, that’s bordering on a diary narrative, but manages to swing it by adding a cool commentary. Hahaha! He chose this because it was a fun real life update.

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER – Just because he was included in the post. How self centered! Well, he also said that it depicted our friendship really well. (I still think he chose it because he was in it)

21 TIMES – A serious post, with serious statements but twisted to make it a lighter read.

SEPTEMBER 8 – Because we love dramatic tributes. Just goes to show, articulate people (like myself, *wink* *wink*) shouldn’t be so melodramatic because their posts can make your heart bleed.


GRATUITOUS IDIOCY – Another short lived segment in my blog. A silly post of what Google thinks of blogging. Actually don’t know why Juice likes it, she has no comment on this post so I have no idea why she liked it.

QUARTER LIFE CRISIS – midlife crisis for twenty-something adults (duh!). Juice relates very well to this post despite the fact that she hasn’t even reached 20 yet. I really enjoyed her comment by the way.

BLOG JARGON 101 – Are you guilty of HITNOSIS? Ever experienced BLOGSTIPATION? What is a BLOGGIGOLO? Get your answers here and all the vocabulary you’ll ever need in the BLOGOSPHERE complied in one easy post!

BLOG BLAST! 3rd EDITION – One of the best tags I’ve done so far. It’s just a simple, but nevertheless entertaining tag. Of course, thanks to Juice for passing on this tag to me. My Juiceee senses were tingling!

TAG, I’M IT? – another tag courtesy of the lovely Juice. Interview type tag; I even said a few nice words to several bloggers like Heneroso, Ghee, Kevin, and Rowjie.


BLOGBLAST! – Kevin found this post funny. That’s about it. He found my suffering Hilarious! I promise you’ll feel the same torture I felt now that you’re in college! Mwahahahaha!

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER – Just because he misses his sister’s carbonara. Hey, don’t project your hunger onto my post! Call your sister, I’ll put her to shame in a cooking showdown! Haha!

FLABBERGASTED, HUMILIATED AND THANKFUL – This is how I take criticisms. Some should be taken in stride, while some should be answered head on. In the end, you just have to do what makes you happy. He liked this post because of my “honesty” daw. At least it’s a complement! I'll take it!

UTAKGAGO’s WORST NIGHTMARE – What terrifies the brave and manly Utakgago? Find out here. I hope this post still makes you shudder in fear Kevin!

NASAAN KA NA? – a story continuation tag, passed on to me by Utakgago. See what happens when an emo kid forwards his story on to the hands of a horror obsessed blogger who can barely write in Tagalog! It was a blast writing the post, and when I read it, I can’t believe the tagalong words I used! Hahahaha!

Obviously, they have different tastes, which is good. At least I know my posts aren’t intended for just a specific type of individual. Now you, what post did you like most and why?

As of now, there’s no reason I know of that can stop me from blogging. It’s only forward from here on out. I’m bowled over, but surprisingly pleased with how things are going for me. There’s an unexpected optimism that my whole life would change in the coming months... I hope you join me or continue with me in this journey. Let’s see which way I go.

"My life is where I like it right now. It’s what I would call, Chaotic. Good enough to keep me content and happy, but screwed up enough to keep me grounded and busy." - Jigs in HPC UPDATE

To end this long, link infested post, I hope you enjoyed reading them as much as I had fun writing them. I've never been a part of something so big in my life. It has been a great and "enlightening" experience which I hope never gets old. I also wish, even in a small way, you found a gem of knowledge among all of these… Harsh Poetic Chaos

Till the next Blogiversary!