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Deleted Old Posts

By On January 26, 2017
In case some of you (who used to visit my old blog) might be wondering where my other posts go (I used to have around sixty posts), I deleted them for several reasons:

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  • Broken images -- I was so excited migrating to WordPress before so I didn't bother creating a backup of the image files. The saved images were in my old computer which have long been "retired". The result: images no longer appearing when I imported the posts from WordPress to Blogger.
  • I suck at writing and it was evident on those old posts I had. I don't care if they've been there since 2013. Honestly, they're cringe-worthy enough that I didn't hesitate to banish them, forever. Not worried that they're cached somewhere. I changed domains several times, took the blog down for a while, checked for cached versions online, and now, I found zero traces. Yeah, it is THAT horrible that I'd rather have the final look instead of you making fun of them for the last time hahaha.
  • I'd like to help Google clean up the entire world-wide-web -- I know, I sound like an online warrior/hero-whatever you want to call it. There are about 300 trillion pages indexed in the web cache (still growing) and I'd like to take part in helping the search engines' algorithm "eliminate" irrelevant pages from the search results. Again, I'm not playing hero. I just want to save space.
  • Some reviews I posted were kind of out-of-date. Nakakatamad mag-update. It would take me weeks to go over my old posts and make changes accordingly.  I'd rather post new/fresh content than edit obsolete posts.

Now, I know that no one will miss them (I don't really make noise online) so I just did what I think I have to do to make this space better.

There may be some typos on the published posts that somehow "eluded" my eyes (I make mistakes, of course). I'll still check them out and edit them. And I promise I'd be posting more (kahit ayaw nyo pa hahaha).

ERRATUM:

For item #2 in the list, just because I didn't find the old posts in Google doesn't mean they're all gone now. I found them in the Wayback Machine (look that up hahaha). I guess you get the last laugh, after all. :)

My Dad's Restored Military Utility Vehicles

By On January 19, 2017

Just sharing my dad’s projects. The Mitsubishi J23 and Willys M38. I remember when I was a kid, we started off with the Willys M38. He eventually sold it, then he also restored some M151s, as well as M38a1. Also sold. And now he’s back to these two.

I'll be adding up the photos of the other vehicles we previously owned then sold. But it would come later as these are the only ones I have on my phone (recent shots). 

Willys M38, Mitsubishi J23
The one at the left is the Mitsubishi J23, and this one right here is the Willys M38 (my dad's grandfather originally owned it and my dad bought it from his uncle to restore it.)


Mitsubishi J23
Mitsubishi J23
I missed driving one of these and I'm hoping I'd be able to drive one soon. Although these are technically grandfather vehicles, they stood the test of time. It may not be as comfortable as driving a modern car but they can be used just about anywhere, may it be in rugged terrain (or mountainous areas), or the city streets. 

I remember first driving on my own using one of our M151as.  And I still want to be able to drive one. It may seem too far-fetched for now as we don't have one at the moment (the ones we had were all sold). But I ain't losing hope.

My dad's a sucker for these toughies and chances are, he'd have one again to work on in the coming months. He's a hobbyist/businessman (he sells them after poring over them for months to make them roadworthy again) so there's a high probability that he'd get one to fix, anytime soon.

P.S. 

The Mitsubishi J23 is up for sale at the moment (but not the M38, my dad's keeping it). If you are looking to own one, you can contact me via this page or leave me a message through any of my social profiles. I'd get in touch with you as soon as I can. :)

Update: 

I posted a blog entry about our old M151 which has been sold in the early 2000's. Check it out: M151 MUTT And Some More Photos

Autism Art

By On January 17, 2017
Just a little background about this drawing: My eight-year-old son drew his own version of the Big Ben (with a tiny Eiffel Tower, too). It may not look as good as other drawings out there. But I’m proud and I love it to bits. Just proves that being different (he has autism) doesn’t make him or anyone any less of a person. 

This would be the very first time I'm posting about it here. We found out about it in 2013 when we went to a child specialist. It confirmed my and my husbands' suspicion. We have been seeing signs, and we're not confident that it's just part of growing up.

Having a child with autism is something that some parents find hard to admit. To be honest, I used to be in the same situation. I don't want it, I want my son to be like other "normal" kids. But I can't really do anything about it, can I? Truth is, we actually can. We chose to seek professional help. I said that it was hard to admit, especially with relatives as not all people are well-informed what autism really is. For some, it's some kind of a disease. Some may call autistic persons crazy. It's so hard to accept because I certainly know that it's not the case.  Or I guess I'm just being a mom, trying to protect my son from this cruel world. But, regardless of what other people say, he is our son, and he's just like any other kid, only much more special, and can do so much more.



Back From The Grave

By On January 16, 2017
I kind of went into a hiatus from posting and I’ve said that I won’t be coming back the soonest. But then I guess, I can’t resist the “urge” to write.

Now, I'm typing furiously on my mobile. Yes, I'm posting this from a mobile app (Blogger). A lot of things happened and I went a bit behind on posting due to a so many reasons. I shut the blog down. But I kind of missed the fun and I just missed writing, is all. And being only limited to Facebook added fuel to the fire (I don't really use Facebook that much).. so here I am again. Wasting a few of your precious minutes (haha) and taking up a free space on the world wide web.