Monday, December 13, 2010

postscript

Florence + the Machine  
Dog Days Are Over  
Lungs  


Six years, three months, eight days, an hour, thirty minutes, twenty-six seconds. It’s been a while since I signed up for a Blogger account. Through the years, this page has seen me through different times. I was an angry kid, a wannabe humorist, a pretentious movie critic, a washed-up advice columnist and lately, an emo writer. When I set out to write, it was just for the love of writing. I never imagined that anyone would pay attention to me for it.

Segue to last night, my legs shaking on stage, there was a screenshot of my latest story on the screen. I felt like I was gonna crap my pants when the woman called my name*. My heart felt like it was going to jump right out of my chest. My mind searched for words but I couldn’t find any. Under pressure, I am so not eloquent. In an awkward and hurried speech, I just thanked the Philippine Blog Awards and busted outta there. Now that I’m calmer and sober, allow me to give credit where credit is due.

First, I’d like to give a big wet kiss to A. Last night, I was looking for your face in the audience. Your smile made me feel better. I was just another emo writer before I met you. You inspire me more than you’ll ever know. On our third month, you said we still have a lifetime to go through. I can’t wait.

To the Coffee Babies for making sense of the jungle that is the blogosphere. You know how much I love you guys and though I may not show it much, I depend on you more than I care to admit. Jeff and Victor, you have my body. You just have to want it first.

A special shoutout to ןıuǝ oɟ ɟןıƃɥʇ for being my most loyal follower, commenter and friend. I really appreciate your guidance and no, you are not a bully.

To all the bloggers who have landed on this page, who linked, followed, shared and all those other cyber words I don’t have the time to enumerate. I believe that there is more goodness in our community than people understand and I am excited to see what new things the next year has for us.

And finally, to anyone who has ever cared to read my stories. I could say that I’d still write even if no one read me but being a Leo, I know I’d be lying. You make this all the more worthwhile. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

2010 has been a very good year for me. I got my heart broken, I met a ton of good friends and lost a few ones. I’ve had bigger milestones like my family being complete again, getting promoted at work, meeting the love of my life and now this. I don’t know what I did to deserve any of this. All I can do is thank the Lord every time I count my blessings. Now, I can officially say that my dog days are over. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Photo Credit: Manech

84 comments:

  1. You deserve the recognition Nyl. Again, congrats. :)

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  2. Nyl honey, I'm really happy for you. Looks like this year has been good to you. =)

    I know how much you love to write and it still feels good to be recognized. I share in your joy.

    Kane

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  3. Congratulations Nyl! You deserve it! Keep on writing and we'll always be here to keep on reading your stories. Cheers! :)

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  4. I love that you put the song DOG DAYS are OVER here. haha! I love this song so bad.

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  5. Congrats to you and to your blog! :D

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  6. you totes deserve it love :) xxx

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  7. here’s my photo coverage of the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards

    2010 Philippine Blog Awards photo coverage (winners, stage, hosts, people)
    http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2010/12/2010-philippine-blog-awards-photo.html

    bloggers @ 2010 Philippine Blog Awards (photo coverage)
    http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2010/12/bloggers-2010-philippines-blog-awards.html

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  8. boss nyl! congratulations! well deserved talaga!!!! :D

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  9. So happy for you, Nyl! Well done!

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  10. Thanks everybody! I feel so much blog love right now. :D

    @Adrian: I love it too! Thanks so much to Glee for introducing it to me.

    @Azrael: Thanks! That'll come in handy. :)

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  11. congrats, nyl!!!!!!!! 'di ka na ma-reach. hehe. galing!

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  12. hi there... you deserve it! i'm one of the finalists for the literary category. so nice to find out that 2010 has been a good year for you...same here. been only blogging for roughly 8 months 'coz like you i got my heart broken this year that brought me back to writing. keep it up! i was there clapping for you! =)

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  13. i have always believed in you. alam kong mananalo ka. congrats! ipinagmamalaki ko na kaibigan kita. :)

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  14. I as there last night and I saw you climb the stage. sumigaw pa ng ako ng GO NYL. kaso in cloud 9 kana siguro nun. hahaha. I am very happy for you Nyl---a well deserved win. kahit nag no-nosebleed ako pag nagbabasa ang mga posts mo. hands down talaga.

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  15. Congratulations! I'm happy for you and all the other bloggers who won and got nominated. :)

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  16. wow! congrats sir! :D well deserved naman talaga!

    now i'm waiting for that libre. hehe :D

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  17. un besito! i'm so happy for you. so there's an A in your life. hmmm... backreading is in order.

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  18. congratulations Citybuwi well deserved award :-D

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  19. Around 8 in the evening, I got this text message:

    NYL WON

    I didn't get it at first so I had to stare at it and wrack my brains when it hit me. I swore mentally and wished for the turtle slow taxi to hurry for the second time so I could spam your wall. Congrats! You earned it!

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  20. My sincerest congratulations to you :)

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  21. The dog days are over, the dogstyle days are just getting started..

    Congrats Nyl!!! After rehearsing your Faith Hill moment, your Kate Winslet moment, your Kanye West moment, and my suggested Kathy Griffin moment (search Youtube: "Kathy Griffin suck it Jesus"), you just said thank you on stage???

    You couldn't come up with KISS MY ASS BITCHES when you needed it... I am sorely disappointed... haha.

    Again, I have a suggested song for this post...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdEjKYRgboo

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  22. i knew it! congrats dear! you deserve it! ♥

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  23. Aris, Antonio, Orally, Ced, Jepoy and Chyng: Thanks everybody! Punong puno na talaga ako ng blog love!

    @Gee: I miss you, kuya RG! Salamat ng marami!

    @Kulay: Welcome po sa blog ko. Sayang, I didn't get to meet you that night. Pumunta karin pala. :)

    @Ela and Ryan: Welcome din po sa blog ko! Salamat!

    @John Chen: Yeah, matagal-tagal narin yung episode curve niya. haha

    @Spiral: Si Victor yun. Addict siya eh. Gusto daw niya mag ala Kanye West.

    @Glentot: Shet, ineffort ko pa yung youtube mo sa maliit kong cellphone. haha Pagdating ko kasi sa stage, blanko na utak ko eh!

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  24. deserved na deserved! congrats nyl! =)

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  25. One Big CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    you definitely deserve this one idol!

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  26. (parang sirang plaka lang haha) salamat Martin!

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  27. wow congratulations, Nyl! very well deserved!!

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  28. am so happy for you :) reading this made me smile :)

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  29. Thanks Soltero, Ex Jason, and Nowitzki!

    Welcome to my blog, Renz!

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  30. Wow Neil, this calls for a celebration! And how do you suppose we go by it? Let's drink to this, of course. I have invited Glenn (wickedmouth.com) and Pat (holdencaulfieldisms.wordpress.com) for this coming Friday, Dec 17. It starts in the evening. Sa Pasig tayo ha? If you're interested, you award winning darling punk you, then email me -- momel8@yahoo.com

    P.S. It's just you, okay?

    Again, Congratulations Neil! Mabuhay Ka! And Muahness from Pasig Citehh!

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  31. What a way to end the year, my friend. Congratulations again. :)

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  32. congratulations citybuoy! you deserve it ^^

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  33. @Momel: Sige, I'll email you. Thanksez!

    @Victor: Thanks din for coming with me. I got really scared.

    @Rei: Thanks din!!!

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  34. Congrats Nyl!!!! Sooooo proud!!!!!

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  35. wow! i'm so happy for you, congratulations!!!

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  36. congrats congrats congrats! =D

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  37. well deserved.. you forgot to thank dra. vicki though.. pati si ms. charo santos and ms. linggit tan. hehe..

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  38. @Angelo: HI!!! :)

    @Allen, Sean and Lee: Salamat po!

    @Nielz: Salamat din. Sino si Linggit Tan?

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  39. congrats!! i hope i could reach your achievements from most followed blog and now an award winning blogger! a beautiful christmas gift to you...

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  40. congrats baby.... at thank you at pumayag kang isubo ko trophy mo...

    bwahahahahaha....

    let's meet sometime this weekend to process the last one... :))

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  41. Wow, you are rightfully deserving of this. A fitting Christmas present.

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  42. @Richard: Di naman! But anyway, thanks for your kind words. Welcome to my blog!

    @YJ: OMG sinubo mo? *shudder* Oo nga, we need to talk about a lot of things.

    @Peter:Salamat Peter!

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  43. better late than never.

    Congratulations Nyl!!!

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  44. Oo nga, Engel. Better late than never.

    Congratulations Nyl!!!

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  45. Salamat Papas Gillboard and Iurico. :p

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  46. Galing nyl! Isang malaking congratulations, you really deserve this award. :D

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  47. Aww, salamat Drew! Long time no see! :)

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  48. Congratulations! The award was well-deserved. :D

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  49. Salamat RZ! Diba this time last year din tayo nagkakilala?

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  50. magaling ka talagang magsulat. idol na kita

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  51. weee.. sawakas nakita ko na ang site na ito.. wahehee

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  52. @Ester: Salamat naman. Nakaka-touch.

    @Kiko: Nawawala ba? lol Salamat sa pag-daan at welcome po!

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  53. congratulation....
    it's nice blog..... i like it..
    pleased to meet your blog...
    please VISIT ME...OK...thank u very much

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  54. @citybuoy: welcome. you're now like the coolest dude in the blogosphere.

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  55. @Abenk: Welcome! :)

    @Rei: Coolest? Naku naman. haha I doubt it but tinkyow anyway. :p

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  56. Whoa, congratulations! Finally, all your hard work paid off. Kudos. :)

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  57. super proud!!! congrats nyl, you deserve it

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  58. maligayang pasko, nyl. hangad ko na magpatuloy at madagdagan pa ang mga biyaya ng tagumpay at kaligayahan sa iyong buhay. :)

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  59. Thanks guys! Sorry this reply took so long. I was imprisoned by the holidays!

    And to Likha and Event Lover, welcome to my blog! :)

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  60. congrats! mas matanda pa pala ung site mo kesa saken. :) hopefully, by the time my site reach 6, updated pa din siya. hehe

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  61. @JM: Haha nahiya naman ako. Medyo napabayaan ko na since the holidays began. Salamat sa pag-dalaw at welcome to my blog! :)

    @Rei and Korki: Salamat! Happy New Year!

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  62. cheers! more of that this 2010 nyl!! :)

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  64. @JP: Salamat! We miss you!

    @Ester: Yupyup!

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  65. Congrats Idol! And sana may your 2011 be even better than 2010. Keep blogging and we will keep on reading hehehe! Happy New Year!!!

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  66. Salamat Mr. Facebook! :) Happy New Year din!

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