Thanks to Friends of Our Awesome Planet!! One of my motivation for blogging is to gain more online friends and meet the fabulous Filipinos in and out of our country. Some just started as readers, then became acquaintances through comments/ email exchanges. At some point, I do hope to cultivate online friends that lasts. This is why I prefer food trips with small groups, photo tripping, blog meets/ eyeballs, and I make it a point to answer each and every comment (even if it is a delayed response). Also, there are people who ask me to promote their sites and most of the time I oblige as long as it is awesome and for the cost of friendship (free 🙂 – as Pauline, our Media Manager would used to say. It is also a way for me to pay it forward to friends of Our Awesome Planet who are generous enough to share my site with people, give me word-of-mouth tips, and continue to read through out the blog’s 27 months existence.
This blog would continue to be an online live biography of our life and our adventures hoping someday that Aidan and Baby 4 will be great leaders of our country. Imagine, they can look back at their childhood/ formative years and read history through the eyes of their parents. Sometimes, I’m tempted to transform it to a magazine type site or to fully commercialize it. I would often resist that temptation because I want it to continue to be personal and to document “experiences” rather than doing reviews for the sake of content. “Where is the fun in that?”, I would ask myself.
It would continue to conform to the highest standards of integrity, honesty and truth. These are the traits ingrained in me by Papa Procter and we call it PVP or Purpose-Values-Principles which is the core essence of the company that I’ve been loyal to for close to 12 years now. Also, my mom would always say that don’t strive to possess earthly treasures but rather strive to collect treasures in heaven. That is why, my blog is a way for me to fulfill my personal mission in life to:
Touch One Heart. Inspire One Mind. Save One Soul. No Day but Today!
Sorry for making this a sentimental post. I usually have moments like this because I am humbled at people letting me know that they read my blog and when I look at the blog statistics. I do hope that I can pay it forward by sharing with you the Very Best of the Philippines and offering my “friendship”.