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To Migrate Or Not To Migrate

By On August 28, 2017
Nope. Definitely not talking about me moving to a different country. Here's the real deal: I got this sweet "Value" Shared hosting plan from Namecheap for $9.88 for the first year. Not bad, right? Since I've got this package recently, I've came to realize a lot of things I'm missing out on. WordPress is the main reason behind this nonsensical rambling you're about to suffer reading through (mehehe). Okay, kidding aside, I  miss using WordPress. Since this blog's come-back, I've been using Blogger.com. I've got nothing against Blogger. In fact, it's my "first love" as it's where I started my exploration of the whole blogging venture. 

BUT, like I said, I miss the feel of customizing and creating content via WordPress. I miss installing plugins/themes of all sorts. I like challenges it has to offer (yes, I learn through the hard way). Most beautiful blogs I see out there are made of this flexible and powerful tool. It's just that I'm thinking ahead of time. Would I be able to handle the hosting's upkeep moving forward? 

Two years ago, I've signed-up for a hosting package (Arvixe, to be exact) and my experience was less than satisfactory. Sure, the package was very easy on the pocket, but I guess this is where "you get what you pay for" is most applicable. My site went offline for far too many times. And customer support was unable to give me valid reason as to why it happened to my site. I've had enough so I decided not to renew. And besides, I'd have to pay $60 for the renewal of the plan which is an amount I'm not willing to shell out for such a crappy service. End of the story.

Now, I have yet to find out if Namecheap is going to be the same banana or not. But I'm hoping it will turn out otherwise. It's just that I'm not entirely sure whether Blogger Mother is going to "jump-ship" again or stay put in Blogger's servers. For now, I've made my husband's site using my Namecheap Hosting package. I don't know. 

Right now, I don't have the bandwidth to migrate everything I have here over to WordPress. I guess it's clear that I'm not going to use it for this blog. However. I'm thinking about using it for other purposes such as my brother's/dad's little car restoration biz. 

-- End of rambling

P.S. In case you're within the area (Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija) and you need a quick fix for your cars/military utility vehicles, you may contact my bro through his Facebook page (yes, doesn't have a website at the moment).

UPDATE:

I've just realized that I really cannot move this blog over (again) to WordPress. I'd need to purchase an SSL certificate if I did, so I'll stay put. No WordPress for BloggerMother for now 😂

"Sad Girls" - A Novel by Lang Leav

By On August 27, 2017
Okay, I've got very little time for myself but I managed to get hold of the novel "Sad Girls" by Lang Leav. I just want to know how a prose/poetry writer would take on novel writing (these are two very different things). Just out of curiousity, I picked it up and next thing I know, I'm already halfway through finishing the book. I can't really say it's a read that will give you the I-won't-put-this-book-down-till-I'm-done feels. It's just that the way it's written was easy to read through, without having to go back several times just to make sure you understood what the message was (okay that was long haha). 

Here's the thing, though. If you are someone who suffers panic attacks, anxiety, and other psychological conditions which may be triggered, read this book with caution. There are triggers. Though it is an easy read, you must understand that this book touched on sensitive issues like suicide, guilt, etc. A bit on the heavy stuff. 

One thing good about the piece was that it has shown pretty much how real life goes for teenagers
(but heck, they have jobs already--I wasn't working until I was 24). The shit that Audrey one has to go through out of guilt, issues with parents, and all other stuff that some of us, as human beings have been in once in our lives (except maybe for being a full-on biatch on her mom), they were all real. She was portrayed as if she was good-for-nothing. I didn't really root for her, to be honest. I guess, on the "brighter" side of things, she and what she did serves as an example to people making up stuff to look "cool" (that's how I read her character) and later regret it for the rest of their existence.

Is she a bad person? I don't think so. Maybe the situation she's in made her do things that she chose to do. She tends to change her mind so quickly though. I don't know. For now, all I can say is that it's fallen flat of my expectations. The ending was quite predictable. Or maybe I've read more than enough mind-fuck books that Sad Girls didn't surprise me anymore. Anyway, I wouldn't really go much into detail (I know some may have not read  it yet) about this book, but just a thought: I'm never going to be a fan of novels with romanticized mental illness. I'm not saying I'm disgusted, but there are people who are suffering because of those and I'll never really understand what it's like to be in their shoes, even if I read/hear it from a narrative.