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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

A belated welcome to my blog!

I was talking to my parents over the weekend and found out that they have asked their friends and our relatives to check out this blog. My husband has also advertised my blog to his family and friends. All this before I told my own friends and extended family. Now I get emails from my dad and mom asking me to update my posts more regularly as there apparently is a demand for them! :)

Isn’t that sweet? Talk about parental and spousal pride!

I’m touched … but at the same time … also quite pressured! Now that I know I have such a “huge” audience … hmmm …

But seriously, this is awesome. I mean the main reason I started my blog was so I could keep in touch with everyone from back home as well as with friends and family based all over the world. Not only that. It’s even for my friends who live here in Los Angeles. We live such crazy busy lives that sometimes we get to catch up with each other only through our blogs!

So, to my family, aunts, uncles, grandparents, titos, titas, in-laws, cousins, friends, family friends and to whoever else happens to stumble across my site: a belated WELCOME to my blog, Junarakasa's Story! I am really glad that you found some time to stop by and read what I have to say. Of course, your comments are always welcome!


P.S. For those who are curious, “Junarakasa” is what my dad used to call me when I was really young. It’s a name he coined because I was so fond of Japanese cartoons back then. Junara was one of the characters I liked, and at that time I was part of “casa” (preschool) at OB Montessori. Hence the name “Junarakasa”.

FYI, when I moved to ICA for kindergarten, my name was subsequently changed to “Junaraika”. (Un)fortunately the nickname did not extend to my years at Ateneo, Berkeley and Alliant.

7 comments:

james said...

Please don't feel pressured; you write very well and we are all entertained with your stories/narration. I am very proud of you so I tell everyone of your activities. They say I am very lucky and I concur.

Sareet said...

No way - I went to a Montessori school too. So did Kate. We always joke about it giving us complexes and an inability to do team work.

Auntie Alice said...

Yes, Joanne, I really enjoy reading your blog....you write very well.....and I am updated with your life there in LA.....glad that you are linked up with Apple's blog....

Joanne said...

Dad, I can always count on you for your comments - and just about everything else. Thanks again!

Sareet, Montessori kids grow up to be strong, independent thinkers. And yes, probably not the best teamplayers :) That side effect can be outgrown though!

Auntie Alice, thanks for letting Apple know about my blog - I've been reading hers as well and have "met" your 2 super adorable grandkids. You all must be so proud! :)

jencc said...

Hey, Joanne! I love reading your blog! Was reading the previous one to Stan and we were laughing. There are some points that would be in reverse for both of us...like shopping. I'm more like your hubby and he's more like you. Takes forever in the grocery! Looking forward to reading more! =)

consay said...

It is sometimes easier to write what you feel than to say it out. I am sure the contents of your blog will put you closer not only with your immediate family but also with your friends as well. Expressing your feelings, thoughts or even your day to day activities gives everyone reading your blog a clear insight of your life. I maybe looking at my brother right now and talking to him but I do not have a clue what he is thinking or how he is feeling regarding anything. Too bad he does not have a blog for me to get to know him better! I have only one brother and I love him and we do not fight but I cannot read minds so I have no idea of his fears, goals in life etc. as these things change over time. Through your blog, I do not have to see you or even talk to you but I would know you. That knowledge of you is the most accurate since it is not gossip. Keep it up!

Joanne said...

Thanks Jen. I enjoy your blog too especially the funny stories about your two boys.

Consay, I think you make some great points. Blogs do somehow share one's insight and is an excellent way to keep in touch. Thanks for stopping by mine!