Pull Up, Kid: You’re Blogging Under the Influence

by Jan Geronimo on June 19, 2009

Emotional wound...
Image by carf via Flickr

Stop.  Pull over to the curb, kid.  Why?  What do you mean why?  Are you dense? You are blogging under the influence, kid.

You visit another blog and from the goodness of your heart you astound me with your pure,  unmitigated presumptuousness.

Here’s your rap sheet:

  1. You want to change the world.  Fine.  I can live with that.  But you elect to start with me.  Oh boy, aren’t you clueless!
  2. You want to change me the way you thought a friend should conduct himself.  Beatch.
  3. You insult me by resorting to emotional blackmail.  I will just fart in your general direction. Don’t say I did not warn you.
  4. You aim to convert me to your kind of spirituality.  I’m a heathen with an attitude.  You should have known better.
  5. You thought I should finish a fight you’ve started.  Read my lips: I don’t declare a blog war just on somebody’s say so.
  6. You thought I don’t know the definition of friendship or healthy online relationship. And you do?
  7. You thought sarcasm would work on me.  Try reason, my friend.
  8. You  threaten a guy who has nothing.  I have nothing.  I’m a big unknown.  Why do you want to mess with Silly Boy huh?
  9. Watch your tone.  There’s only one person allowed to use that kind of tone on me.  And although she’s dead for 8 years, I have no intention of bequeathing you that right and privilege.

In short, you are not my mother

Not in a million years.

Here’s Lori of Think Like a Black Belt’s post on emotional predators.  She’s got by far a more sober discussion on signs and traits that Dark Hearts use to manipulate people.  Check that one out and her other articles.  They are very insightful.

Roy of The Struggling Blogger has written a post on the dangers of blogging to your self-esteem.  While this current episode in my blogging has only raised my hackles,  I consider that it may put a damper on your enthusiasm for blogging.  Roy’s post is a great read for greater understanding of these dark creatures of the blogosphere.

All is not lost, buddy

The good thing is I’m just letting off steam, my friend.  This is a small world.  And I’m just passing by.  Just as you are.  I will not have it said I splurged my time and energy on enmity and useless pursuits.  I still value you as a friend.  Can’t see why we can’t hit it off well again.

And please value yourself more.  No amount of group hug can replace your lack of self-worth.   No matter how many friends you surround yourself with, this is nothing if you don’t value yourself truly.

See?  Presumptuousness works both ways.  You presume.  I can presume, too – but only better.

Respect still rules

The key to online friendship? Respect.  Just don’t presume too much.  And hey,  go easy on the holier than thou attitude.  Blogging under the influence is a scary business.

Did I scare you with this rant?  Perhaps you’d prefer I suffer in silence and be gentlemanly about it?  What do you think, guys?  Out with it.

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  • So, na-isyuhan talaga ng tiket ang kiddo for DUI? tsk, tsk.

    "Perhaps you’d prefer I suffer in silence and be gentlemanly about it?"

    Be yourself.
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  • grabe, sobrang huli na ko sa mga kaganapan dito...burried na ko sa usapan dito sa baba ehehhe!

    oks lg yan bro, pour it out. bad trip talaga esp ung emotional blackmail. kainis yun....experienced that too...and now all i can say is...haaa....*yawn*

    am i invading your life space bro? naintriga lg ako sa mga usapan nyo ni jena...baka kasi hindi ka na comfortable minsan sa kakulitan ko eh eheheh!
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  • Hi Jan, nice blog and you have the power of your blog post..

    ang galing mo at you you really write very well..keep it up and thanks for your unique expression of feelings.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Thank you, Chris. Each of us is unique - we need only to trust what our inner voice is truly saying. :)
  • Hi Jan, I just would like to commend you. You write well and can freely express your emotions in a nice and creative way. This blog "writing to exhale" is really apt for you. Good choice on the domain.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Hi Tyrone, Ano ba ito. Wrong timing ng dating mo. I'm not on my best behavior. Ahahaha. Kakahiya naman. Pasensya na ha.

    Thanks for appreciating the domain name. Marami akong kinonsulta diyan pero ilan lang ang umimik. :) Guys! Ano masasabi ninyo ngayon, good choice daw sabi ni Tyrone. Kayo lang eh. Ahahaha.
  • Yup, the domain fits your writing because you really write with emotions and feelings.

    A writer who writes with emotions and feelings can expect a lot of readers.
  • ser wag mo silang pansinin. kanya kanyang style, opinyon, pananaw sa buhay lang ito, nalalaman etc etc.

    mas masarap kang kaibigan kesa kaaway diba? :D
    .-= dencios´s last blog ..[88] Oras para sa Ehersisyo =-.
  • dencios
    ang disente mo makipagway. ako kasi talagang pisikalan ang gusto ko haha. joke lang. blog mo lang feelings mo kasi sayo naman to. saka ok nga yun mas malawak ang nailalagay mo sa bahay mo. :D
  • Jan Geronimo
    Depende iyon, Dencios. Pag gusto ng tao masarap na samahan, game naman ako. I blog to make friends eh. Pero okay din ba akong kaaway?

    Palagay ko hindi. Tingnan mo itong post na ito. Di ko pinangalanan un tao. Pagkakataon na niya para madagdagan kasikatan niya pero di ko ginawa. Kasi madamot akong tao. Ahahaha. Binad trip na ako, pasisikatin ko pa lalo?

    Secondly, pag asar ako sa isang tao, ini edit ko sa buhay ko ang taong un. There's nothing more hurtful to a person's ego than to discover you mean nothing at all to the other person. Kawawa naman, di ba? That's the ultimate insult. Kamuhian na ako, pero wag pansinin? Yay! Scary.

    This person still means something to me. If not, I'd not write about this person. And I took extra care in not giving away telling details.

    Pansin ko nga, Dencios. May pagka Robin Padilla ka sa tingin ko lang. Ahahaha. Thanks sa pagbisita. :)
  • dencios
    ok got ur point there. hehe.
    teka wag ka nga mag thank you sa pagbisita ko
    regular visitor mo na ako. no need thanking.

    pero boss, si manny talaga idol ko hehe
  • Jan Geronimo
    Cool. As you wish, Dencios. :)
  • Blogging under the influence is a scary business. -- natawa naman ako dito, baka rugby or something...

    hey, jan. ang sungit mo naman. heheheh...

    what must have gotten your ire this time? i would have said these same things when i was thrown into a blog war before. i didn't have the courage to be as forthright as you are maybe because i think i have something to lose. ngek!

    suffering in silence, based on your past posts, is so not you at all. ranting in your blog doesn't make you ungentlemanly; it just reveals how honest and 'unedited' you could be in your posts. :)
    .-= fifi´s last blog ..winning a freebie online for the first time =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Hi Fifi,

    Good morning. Hey, ito naman. Feeling contrite na nga ako sa kadramahan ko sa buhay and here you are patting me on the back. Ahahaha.

    Ano nga bang suffering in silence pinagsasabi ko sa post na yan ha. Eh, the slightest provocation, I fly off the handle nga pala. Ahahaha. Thanks for pointing that out. Oo nga noh? I can't claim that one nga pala. Super pikon nga pala ako. Sus ginoo.

    Fifi, you know me so well. Dapat pala I did not convince you to post your comments here. Di ba dati, you were just emailing me your reaction to my posts? :) Nah, just kidding.

    I love getting genuine feedback. Lalo na if done in great style like the way you do it. :)
  • hahaha... napa 'sus ginoo' ka pa. i could have emailed you my comments but your quick replies here made me think otherwise. feeling ko naman na nag content analysis ako sa mga posts mo, kaya i could say that i have read one or two posts of yours about those online personalities that affect you, both those that irk and inspire, if i may add.
    .-= fifi´s last blog ..winning a freebie online for the first time =-.
  • Haharanahan ko na lang kayo sa kanta ng ApoHikingSociety;

    Kaibigan tila yata matamlay ang ung pakiramdam.

    At ang ulo mo sa kaiisip, ay tila ay naguguluhan,

    Kung ang problema o suliranin ay lagi mong dibdibin

    At tatanda kang bigla...


    You blahg it already, right?

    Buti naman at napalabas mo na rin.

    Feeling better now, right? much, much better.

    Hanggang sa ulitin.
    .-= darbs´s last blog ..Extra judicial killing, the beginning as seen on video =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Darbs, salamat. Tamang tama ang kanta mo. Salamat. Natawa ako kasi akmang akma sa sitwasyon ko. At wais ka talaga, pinutol mo un kanta sa puntong un. Ahahaha. Otherwise, magsasalubong uli kilay ko at magkakabuhol-buhol. :)

    Nabasa ko rin un shout-out mo sa akin sa Barrio Siete. Ahahaha. Naku, intindi pa naman sa akin dun, matino akong tao. Ngayon alam na nila may topak pala ako. Ahahaha. It's all right, ganyan naman tayo, nade derail minsan. Nababagok, nagkakabukol.

    Importante rin un mabukulan. Tumitino. Nakukundisyon kung ano mga peligrong sitwasyon.

    Ang arte ko talaga. Di man lang kita inalok magkape. Nag almusal ka na ba? Alam mo pa bang kumain ng sinangag at tuyo? Mabilis lang to lutuin. ",)
  • @Jan, salamat at nagustuhan mo ang didikeyted song sa galing sa Apo. Na share lang dahil yan din ang pampagaan ng aking pakiramdam kung galit ako sa mga salawahan. hehehe.

    May awit din pala ako tungkol sa salawahan pero next time na lang yan.

    salamat din sa kape at sinangag, tuyo at of course scrambled egg with onions and tomato. ang tawag pala nila dyan ay omilet.

    I will just publish the picture sa resulta dyan sa suggestion mo. Dahil ang totoo after you mentioned about it, ginutom ako sa gabing un at nagluto na lang ako ng sinangag, inihaw na talong at nilagyan ko ng itlog then ung mga tira tira sa lunch pinainit ko na rin.

    Balikan ko na lang pag mapublish ko na. hehehe.

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  • Roy
    I love that song Darbs!

    in fact I love all APO songs!
    .-= Roy´s last blog ..Isang walang kwentang tula! =-.
  • Paborito mo rin pala Sir Roy ang mga kantang Apo... glad to know. And of course me too.
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  • Hi Jan, Nice rant - I found it a little late. It's pretty hard to have an intelligent discussion without mutual respect. That's the main reason I've pretty much given up watching television news. What is it that makes people want to watch people scream at each other? I don't get it. There's plenty of that going on in the blogosphere as well.
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  • Jan Geronimo
    Hi Brad,

    Oh, you caught me in a foul mood. I'm sorry my friend, I've lost my head on this one. Maybe I need to step back a little when the going gets rough. I'm not too sure anymore if I did the right thing.
  • Just wanted to say that I am glad that you now feel lighter and that you spilled out everything you've got with regards to whatever happened lately.

    One thing though, I do not "waste" my time with a nobody. Catch my drift...lol. Nobody is normally a demotion from someone who does not deserve any respect, and you got mine.

    BTW, Any chance you got to check out that link I sent you about Kindle?

    Have a nice and peaceful weekend my friend.
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  • Jan Geronimo
    Thanks, DiTesco.

    Hey, I still have not checked it out. But tomorrow, er today is a Sunday. I'd look into it. Will catch up on sleep first. :)
  • i hope you're alright now, jan! don't be carried away. these things shall pass away.
    .-= ceblogger´s last blog ..The Blog, The Blogger, And The Passion =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Thanks, Novz. It's all right. Nagpass away na nga. Inilibing ko na rin kaagad. :)
  • zorlone
    I am drunk, you will forgive me for the words here. This blogger, well.. whoever he/she is, there must be a good explanation or a lack of... LOL.

    Okay, my head is spinning. I will be okay in the morning, but I doubt if I'd be blogging that early. Anyway, this is a good post, meaning, it conveys what you really want to say/tell that person.

    " You thought I don’t know the definition of friendship or healthy online relationship. And you do?"

    Whoever it is that you were referring to or referred to, well he/she must shape up. This is the online community, your messages shall be immortalized.

    There are other ways to have a more productive worth than by just leaving your BS statements all over.

    I hope you'll find yourself through this post.

    And Jan, keep it up! There is a point to all of these... Not as light as some person may see, this crosses dimensions.


    PS. had too much to drink tonight. hik!
    .-= Zorlone´s last blog ..Top Ten Emerging Influential Bloggers 2009 =-.
  • zorlone
    There is a point to all of "this." ---> my bad

    I just read my comment again. I knew I left one here last night, but when I read it, it looked like it was written by another person. LOL

    Maybe I should drink more and bring out Edgar Allan Poe. Toink!!!

    .-= Zorlone´s last blog ..Top Ten Emerging Influential Bloggers 2009 =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Doc Z, You can bring in any of your multiple personalities here in my blog. Knowing you, it will be fun. Ahahaha.

    Jena last night had read some early posts. And I went with her and we exchanged notes. We had fun reminiscing. Time - where did it go? It went so fast.

    In that post, Jena giggled at the interaction among the commenters. I did, too. I noticed as well that you discovered my blog and left your first comment on April 16. That it was Jena who tipped you off about my blog. But it was Roy who made it easy for Jena to discover my blog.

    So that's the sketchy history of our connections.

    Please come as you are. Don't say you're inebriated. If that's inebriation, then I might as well be drunk as you'd been last night: Sane, funny, gentlemanly.
  • so this has something to do with the tweets I am going from you, lol. didn't know you have this kind of dilemma. cheer up nawawala tuloy sense of humor mo heheh.
    .-= brag´s last blog ..Turning into Minima =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Brag, it's not a dilemma. If it is, I'd still be saddled with it. Confused and at a loss on what to do. As it stands now? I can see more clearly now - if that were possible for guy who's on the mean side of 40's.

    The problem has been ditched. I felt lighter now. I can smile and have fun and call it a day.

    Can you?
  • Why you asked me that, I am not into situation you're in, good to hear though.. happy dad's day to your father.
    .-= brag´s last blog ..Turning into Minima =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Thanks, Brag. Well, I'm sure Tatay is happy now wherever he is. He's with Inay now. When Inay died, Tatay followed her 15 days after. Till death do us part doesn't mean a thing to my father. That's the kind of guy my father is. What a bloke.

    IS is intentional. Verb tenses don't apply when I mention my parents.
  • opps (going) getting
    .-= brag´s last blog ..Turning into Minima =-.
  • Roy
    Doctor: "Okay, let's see. Can you bend your arms for me like this?"
    Patient: "Like this, doc?"
    Doctor: "Yes! Just like that. Now, does it hurt?"
    Patient: "Yes doc, it does hurt!"
    Doctor: "Then, don't bend it!"

    Sorry Jan, can't help it :)

    Like you always say, it's Saturday ;)

    (hmmm... this looks like a good spot to camp...)
    .-= Roy´s last blog ..Isang walang kwentang tula! =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Ahahaha. And it comes complete with dialogue! Stage direction na lang kulang. You've a cool way of making me laugh, Roy. :)
  • Roy
    Totoy: "Paglaki ko, gusto kong maging piloto! Gusto kong gumaya sa tatay ko!"
    Pedro: "Bakit? Piloto ba tatay mo?"
    Totoy: "Hindi! Pero nangarap din siyang maging piloto!"

    Happy father's day all!

    (alam ko maraming tatay ang pupunta dito Jan ;) )
    .-= Roy´s last blog ..Sa Ugoy Ng Duyan =-.
  • Dee
    Hi Jan. Medyo hot ata dito, hehe. Sino naman ang nakalaban mo at full force ka na naman ngayon, hehe. Share naman o. :)
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..Funny Signs =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Je ne comprends pas. Qu'avez-vous dit?... Ahahaha. Just practicing. Wag na, Dee. Sikat na nga ung tao eh. :)
  • Dee
    You just said: "I understand not. What have you said?" Tama ba? Hahaha. Practice din ata ako, hehe.

    Ay, not fair. I'm really curious. I've been left in the dark far too long. Hehe. :)
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..Funny Signs =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Funny translation. But it's all right, ganun na rin yun...Ayoko na nga. Baka mapadaan si Holly magaling magFrench yun, baka mapasubo tayo. E ang alam ko lang naman un napipick up ko sa Google. Ahahaha.

    Wag na lang, Dee. Tama na ung blind item. Para may wriggle room naman ako. :)
  • damn this is a good one.


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  • Jan Geronimo
    @Nobe: does any of this remind you of something? :)
  • Jan Geronimo
    @Jena: OMG, sorry di ko agad nakita yan. I keep staring up at my own arse. Must have blocked the view. Awts. :(
  • Jan Geronimo
    Hala, wag na po mag investigate. Ahahaha. Masasayang lang weekend natin. Mas masarap kayang magrelax na lang on a great weekend. :)
  • reena
    hmm. you made me curious. i'll research nga muna before i make any comments. hahaha. inaaway ka ba? :)

    anyway, i agree with respecting other people's blog. we may not agree with what the other blogs are saying, but no one has the right to push their beliefs or any thoughts on you.
  • sige lang Jan! pour it all out! cathartic nga yang ginawa mo. besides, that person is just a nobody. malas pa niya ikaw ang inaway niya! haha. konting patience pa kaibigan. patience.
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  • Jan Geronimo
    Nope, ako ang nobody compared to that blogger. Kaya siguro ganun na lang magdemand at mag insult. I'd chill it, Badong. It's water under the bridge now sabi nga nun cliche. Thanks. :)
  • well he's a nobody to me and i don't want to rub elbows with him. at base sa mga ginagawa niya, he'll be a nobody to everyone before he knows it.
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  • Jan Geronimo
    People like that don't come into your life wearing convenient tags like "Monster." They come as friends or buddies but don't act as one. They seem to have your best interests at heart, but they're only watching out for themselves. They show themselves eventually - that they're black holes, liable to suck you whole if you don't watch out.
  • i have a feeling na iisa lang ang frequency natin... am i thinking the same old person? hmmmm... so ito na pala ang strategy nya ngaun huh...? hahahha... pathetic loser! wahahaha
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  • Jan Geronimo
    Dear friend Yatot, please do shut up. You've been out of circulation for quite a while now. And yet you drop in here, take one look at my post and a thought bubble in your head says, "Ding, Ding"?

    Don't I have any secrets at all from you? Ahahaha. Please shut up, friend.
  • wahahhahah! ano ka ba... joke lang no... all i can say is... hayaan mo na lng yung blogger na yun kung sino man yun... wala sya sigurong magawa sa buhay nya... hahhaha... i know you tell me everything so shut up na ako! wahahahaa...
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  • Jan Geronimo
    Hayaan siya? Of course. Wala na yun. :)
  • oo nga, yatot...hayaan na natin... showbiz talaga tong si yatot. ehhehe
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  • Morning friends, been long time. But you still providing a great content of tutorial it seemed...
    Keep it up!
  • Jan Geronimo
    Thanks for dropping by, Dede. No, Dede, this is not a tutorial. Or maybe it is. "How to not to write like a rabid dog." :)
  • Hello Jan,

    I was just wondering, did I step on your toes? lol.... You talked about "You're not my mother!" . Wala naman akong natatandaan. lol.

    It would bear more credence to your courage if you send that person a private message and tell him/her all about what you really feel. That's what true friendship is all about- honesty and respect. Puede mong sabihin ang gusto mo, na alam mong maiintindihan niya. Unless, isa sa inyo ay "pretending" to be a friend, then openness is out of the equation and reluctance would be there.

    This should only be between you and your friend (Ooops, I can hear you telling me "You're not my mother!") but I just would like to put in my two cents worth; true friends settle things by themselves, that is what true friendship is all about; because only you and your friend know what's the real score.

    I have to run baka umuusok na ang tenga mo sa galit... .he he he.
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  • Jan Geronimo
    What I like about you Jena is that you regard me as a person of equal weight or stature. I'm just a lightweight - a nobody blogger - and yet you embrace me, faults included.

    In your presence, I feel:

    1. I am real person - that my voice matters, too.
    2. And because my voice matters to you - you don't talk down to me.
    3. You suggest - you don't demand.
    4. You open my mind to wonderful things - not close it.
    5. You appeal to the decent part of me with a graciousness that I can't ignore.

    I would love to have you as a mother - if this were possible. You really know how to deal with spoiled man-child like me.

    My bottomline? No demands, no threats. Leave your emotional baggage somewhere else. And talk with me, not talk to me.

    I don't suffer fools gladly, Jena. But life is short - so I have it in me to forgive slights. Please give me time. If indeed we're meant to be friends then we'd step up to the plate and prove we are both decent human beings after all.

    Thanks, Jena. I'm beginning to fear your every comment. What folly have I committed this time? Will I be spanked? Ahahaha. OMG, you're like my mother. I just hope sweet-talking works with you, Jena. Toinkz! :)
  • Now Jan, of course every person matters. It's just that we have to remember that between friends, the simple little things we do mean a lot. Kung may gumawa sa akin ng ganyan na hindi ko friend - why should I mind? Pakialam ko sa kanya. I'll just shrug my shoulders and ignore. But when someone I consider a friend does that to me, then I'll stop and notice . He/she is my friend in the first place, and what he/she thinks matters to me. Even then, friendship is a personal relationship, so you have to talk it out with him/her.

    As I have said earlier, it's a sacred relationship between people. Only the two of you should know about its "ins" and "outs" . Each friendship is unique. I know you know what I mean. Talk it out with him and take it from there. I'm sure he'll listen to you, that is, if he considers you a true friend.

    And I would like to have you as a son, Jan; you have a sensible head atop your shoulders -able to evaluate carefully and discern facts with an unbiased mind; but we already call you Lolo Jan...he he he...papaano na iyan. Tanggap na nila lahat na lolo ka nila. Hindi ka naman siguro ganoon katanda. Ako - lola - puede pa siguro....oooops...

    I've got to go... thanks for the well written response.
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  • Jan Geronimo
    @Jena: I was presented with an ultimatum: do this, do that. Me being me I did not lift a finger. Orders don't work with me.

    I've been told to apologize. Well, I don't peddle lies, that I'm sure. Why should I apologize?

    I've been given deadlines. I've been give an ultimatum. What now - am I this blogger's vassal?

    This blogger is not a friend. This kind of arm-twisting does not work with me. Now, I know why I resisted. Plain as day. I will not associate myself with people who will strong-arm me and manipulate my emotions. That's not my definition of friendship.

    But I commend this blogger for cutting all ties with me. At least this drama is over. Perfect. Suits me just fine.
  • Jan,

    I see, kaya pala. Okay, if he's not a friend, then good riddance! You are Jan Geronimo and everyone respects and holds you dear, in this neck of the woods bnecause you're someone respected.

    Your reaction is justified. Amen I say to that.
    .-= Jena Isle´s last blog ..A Zany Cinquain from Zorlone - A Replay of His First Poems! =-.
  • and I can't help but add Jan, the four things mentioned above - I do observe them. As they say, there are always two sides of a coin. What is important is that we know in our hearts our motivation is pure and good, then to h-ll what other people think. Right, Jan? Ay sige napo, hindi na po magco comment.
    .-= Jena Isle´s last blog ..A Zany Cinquain from Zorlone - A Replay of His First Poems! =-.
  • Last na lang talaga; wala ka bang napapansin? Kaya comment ako ng comment eh, winawagayway ko ang bandera ng nag-iisang doctor -poet natin , basahin mo naman ang kumukutikutitap niyang tula....lol.
    .-= Jena Isle´s last blog ..A Zany Cinquain from Zorlone - A Replay of His First Poems! =-.
  • Writing has its own cathartic good. You obviously are spilling out those emotional entanglements and still came out with poise.
    .-= dfish´s last blog ..Spelling God, spelling what i believe… =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Indeed it is cathartic. Roy calls it therapeutic which implies the same benefit. Thank you, dfish.
  • now, i am thinking of making blogging as my topic on my master's thesis and its cathartic effects...

    oks ka na bro? natakot mo na yata xa dito sa blog mo ah ehehe
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  • Jan Geronimo
    @Rob: Sure, Rob. I take the matter of having fun a very serious business. Me and my coffee pot? We're grimly set on having a good time this weekend even if it's the last thing we do. Ahahaha
  • Ahhhh..No Jan, I'm not having fun this weekend. Temperature rose up to 97 awhile ago and the AC compressor almost went gaga. I really hate this part of the states. No beach!
    .-= Rob Angeles´s last blog ..How To Fine Tune Your Facebook Privacy Settings =-.
  • At sino na naman ang kaaway ng batang ito? Hehehe.

    Keep on blogging Jan. You have the style.
    .-= Silver´s last blog ..How to Swat a Fly – Barack Obama Style =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Awts, nahuli ako. Ahahaha. Di na po ako mang aaway. Promise, last na po ito. :)
  • Nah. Hindi naman sa sinasaway kita. Hahah.

    When the argument is good to blog, go for it. But if it is a private matter, just dont blog it.

    Subtle ka naman sa post na ito. Although I can see the raised eyebrows and steam coming off from your head. :D
    .-= Silver´s last blog ..How to Swat a Fly – Barack Obama Style =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    I thought long and hard about this. At the end of the day, this is about THAT someone as it is about what works with me as an online friend. It's best that it's spelled out so there will be no confusion in the future. Honesty does pay off. Threats do not.

    I expect not much from my online friends. A little respect and a little space. You can fly over my private space - fine. Just don't drop turd from up there and call it an accident.

    If this someone has had success in manipulating people before? Boohoo, this someone's luck will get their comeuppance in my blog.

    Maybe I should just buy a flyswatter and amuse myself with it. You think? Ahahaha
  • yeah, yeah! everything is a mtter of respect! dude, respect...eheheh! you deserve that big bro, you deserve that.
    .-= elmot´s last blog ..I Can't Understand Why Politicians Say the Darndest Things? =-.
  • Roy
    yeah, this is just fine.

    I'm so at home with this post lol
    .-= Roy´s last blog ..BiD Challenge 2009 - Business Plan writing competition =-.
  • Hmmmm..Yep, there goes the steam. And if I may add Jan, TRUST is also a key ingredient in establishing online friendship.

    "In short, you are not my mother"
    Did a fairy god mother visit you last night?
    .-= Rob Angeles´s last blog ..Will CrowdEye Be The Next Search Engine Gorilla =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Not only at night. Have you heard of email abuse? Have you heard about the tactic, "I'm cutting off all ties with you." and all those BS? Should I quake and run for cover now because you say boohoo?

    Lesson learned: don't mess with a man who's got nothing to lose. Ahahaha. I've come from a dysfunctional family. I know the ins and outs of mind games unfortunately. :)

    Trust? Good for you, Rob. Maybe trust works. But as you can see I've a dirty mind and healthy dose of skepticism. Maybe I will, but it will be a steep learning curve for me.
  • Interesting..

    “I’m cutting off all ties with you.”
    Did you reply thanks?

    Anyway, TRUST is also a strong word. Broad and is a double-edged sword. It can either make or break you. Being a skeptic, good for you. It is unwise to lower your guard.
    .-= Rob Angeles´s last blog ..Will CrowdEye Be The Next Search Engine Gorilla =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    No, I did not reply. THIS post is my reply. Threats don't work with me - unless of course you're holding my coffee pot hostage. Maybe then, I'd reconsider my position.

    Cracked relationships - it's hard to rebuild trust with someone you clashed with because that someone thought you could be made to dance around their little greasy finger. Surprise, surprise - I will not. I have two left feet, for starters. Ahahaha.

    The new budding relationships are different. I've no problems trusting even new acquaintances. Therein lies the difference.
  • Hmmmm Ok Jan, I'll take note of the coffee pot LOL! Well, have a great weekend. Take it easy.
    .-= Rob Angeles´s last blog ..Will CrowdEye Be The Next Search Engine Gorilla =-.
  • Roy
    Why suffer in silence?

    That's right! Pour it all out! If they can dish it, they might as well know how to receive it.

    He should realize it's a two-way traffic.

    And yes, I agree - Respect still rules!

    dang! this is my kind of post Jan! ;)

    btw, who is he? :)
    .-= Roy´s last blog ..We should be proud of our heroes =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    I'd rather write about this than keep it all in and have ulcers. Ahahaha. I feel lighter already. No need to disclose the culprit. You read my mind well, Roy. You know it - you're just being coy. :)

    Besides, if we name names now? The culprit may become a hardened and habitual offender. Let's just say he got off this time on a severe reprimand.
  • Roy
    oh! that one! lol

    no. don't name names, just let the steam out, that just fine ;)
    .-= Roy´s last blog ..BiD Challenge 2009 - Business Plan writing competition =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    There it is. It's just lukewarm now. Thanks, Roy - for not pressing the issue. Alam mo na ako, madaling maconvince. :)
  • after this episode for sure, you are already all ok bro, ehehe!

    you are still once heck of a cool guy on this rant on you blog...no names, and cool guide to know more LJ ahhaha!
    .-= elmot´s last blog ..I Can't Understand Why Politicians Say the Darndest Things? =-.
  • Roy
    hehehe... I just found the incoming link to my post, thanks!

    then, you must remember the 'toxic waste' inside your body that you need to 'flush out' ;)
    .-= Roy´s last blog ..BiD Challenge 2009 - Business Plan writing competition =-.
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