I have not been here as much as I have planned so I really want to recify this.
Where have I been? I have been away for so long that I’ve been busy with different things.
I had another surgery but it’s not eye surgery this time in October of 2015. It went well and I’m doing well.
I have done a few Star Trek Online games but then I ended stopping since I decided that I could not follow so much of the clutter due to my low-vision.
I have been on and off Twitter for some time. I’m back on it now that I have a new role-player who has the similar likes in Star Trek characters.
So now I’m planning on getting back into writing blogs and catching up on different things. I have some things that I really want to write about.
And hopefully, I will be able to get to blogging again whenever I’m available. I know that this is short and sweet. So take care, everyone.
Greetings from the Collective;
A word from 7 of 77;
It appears that we have been delayed for 12 days to post this update. Yes, there is life outside the Collective as there was several doctor’s appointments to attend to and a memorial for the great-grandmother Doris Paolini who has passed away on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013. She will be missed.
We are now planning to do something a little different but over-all it will be the same. This Borg will be busier as she has opened a roleplayer account and a tumblr account as well. So it will be some time start up before returning to regular blogging. Yes, a "Tumblr" button will be added here.
We are attempting to correct the number of required blog counts so it will be rectified in an expedient manner.
So feel free to visit the other blog sites on the left side of the interface. Some of them, you will be interested in.
So when the blogs comes in, hopefully situations will be taken care of. So take care and be efficient.
"Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix Zero One. But you may call me Seven of Nine."
– Seven of Nine introduces herself to Janeway and Tuvok. In Star Trek: Voyager "Scorpion II"
Here is one of my journal entries that I decided to post into my blog entry. Since I want to make this blog site a place as a beacon of hope, a place where one can break the silence, a place where one can escape to and a place where one can reflect.
I have developed the fascination with flashlights when I was about 3, 4, or 5 years old. I have used to hold the flashlight with the lamp end towards my eyes to shine into them. So I began the habit of staring into the small bright beam of the light bulb under the glass. I have worn glasses as well so it magnifies the brightness of the light beam.
I have not encountered any child or anyone who has this sort of fascination of flashlight. I just stare into it for a long period of time. The brightness have never bothered my eyes then.
Ever since I have developed that fascination with the flashlights, I have discharged the large number of carbon batteries over time. I have even collected flashlight of various sizes and colors for many years. So here is the journal entry of my thoughts on flashlights;
"Well, I’m about to head over to bed. I’ve watched some TV while Ken was next door already dozed off when he said that he’s going to give Grandma Penny her meds. Anyway, I’ve watched some of the Most Shocking and Most Daring and I’ve gone to the computer to hunt for more eggs in Hatchlings. One person’s nice enough to gift me an egg that I was looking for. The rare eggs are out now so all I have to do is hunt for them. I know that would take a while. I have till September 31st to find them. I’ve completed a few surveys that sponsored Hatchlings and earned 70 shells which is nice. And that cuts down the time to pick up 5 daily shells. LOL!! I’ve browsed through the Walter Drake catalog and I saw that 100 LED lights flashlight and now it’s on my wish-list!!1 LOL!!! The 21-LED flashlight is pretty bright. I’ve been a fan of flashlights for years. I wished I’ve collected all the flashlights that I’ve owned over the years since I’ve used a bunch of flashlights to shine into my eyes. I don’t know why I did that. My eyes tend to wander toward any source of light even the sun. Right now since I’ve known the dangers of looking at the sun, I try not to let my eyes wander to it unless it’s a sunrise or a sunset. I’ve been told that I’ve used up a lot of batteries in the flashlights as I shone them into my eyes especially at night. I think I’ve stopped shining them into my eyes about when I was 8 or 9 years old. That’s one of those things that I used to do for a long time. I’m still somewhat fascinated by flashlights. I’m interested in how far advanced they’d go with the flashlights, which is the most low-tech item there is. I also cleaned out the top shelf of the cabinet and threw out a few things and stored a few items in the box. Then, I ‘ve moved the stuffs off the desk in the spare room into the top shelf of the same cabinet to make room on my desk. I’ve moved the large laptop into that room also so that I can use it in the spare room. Now I have a hiding place to go to when I need an alone time or just to be by myself for a while. I’ve had one of those food cravings since I was just hungry. I ate a bowl of mushrooms and the potato salad, and I ate some pretzels and 2 cups of fruits. I also ate a foot-long sandwich from the store. It’s pretty good. You know? It’s hard to know when to stop and when to eat at an appropriate time. So anyway; I guess that is about it for now. I’ll catch you all later on. Take care and ciao!!! :)"
So that’s what was going on at that time. I didn’t put the time-stamp on it so I leave it blank.
So anyway; I thought I would make this blog site a place where there is a beacon of hope, a place to break the silence, a place to escape to and a place to reflect. When I think of the flashlight, I see it as a beacon of light as a beam of hope. As if there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I think that the fascination with the flashlights was the key to remind me that this blog site would such a place. A beacon of light of hope. Even a light-house or a light from the porch can be a beacon of light. for those who are needs a little help finding their path.
Greetings and Hello, everyone;
I am hoping that I find you well.
I am doing this update to let you all know that I will be doing a series of blog entries that deals with my journey about living with the struggles with Depression and how I have coped with it. There are about three major themes that has led to my diagnosis of Major Depression. One of which is about bullying, and how I’ve struggled with it. The second one deals with the very sensitive issue regarding about how I was violated by a man, and the third theme deals with how I’ve struggled with the sense of inadequacy. All these have led to my eventual tailspin and the diagnosis of depression.
Be prepared to deal with the seriousness of the situation that I have gone through.
The reason that I am going to be writing those entries is that I want to reach out to those who are struggling as I have been, and for those who are listening and has the heart of understanding.
I will be working hard on these entries since they are not the easy blog entries to write because they deal with my memories and my struggles.
Thank you all for stopping by to visit. I appreciate it.
I am just going to write a short blog entry for the day.
This time, it’s going to be about why I made some changes to the blogs.
First of all; I changed the theme since I didn’t like the old boring white background. That theme was called the Journalist Theme. It was alright for a while till my vision has worsened. So I decided on the Dark Wood Them that is easier on my vision when I used Google Chrome browser without the high-contrast settings that I’ve often used in Firefox. That way I can see and compare the changes and that I have made on my blogs.
Second of all; I wanted to spice things up a little in order to make it a little more attractive and interactive by adding a few video clips here and there when it’s called for them. I will add more pictures as well. Some will be used with the credits provided to show where I found such photos. Some photos will also come from my in-phone camera or a stand-alone camera depending on the situation.
And last of all; I wanted to make the changes as welcome as possible to the viewers and readers. I may not be a professional, but I will strive to do the best that I can in my abilities to write, and present the blogs in best light.
I know that the changes are good and that it will change in the future as it is required. So for now; it will stay as it is.
As I promised, this is one of the short blog entries that I make. I’m not trying to scare you away though, but I hope you’ll visit as often as you like.
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Since I have not been blogging for a long period of time, I want to ponder this question whether to continue blogging or move on to do different projects.
It has been about six months to a year since I have blogged about anything that have interested me or has caught my attention.
So I would like to keep the blog archive open to anyone who is interested in any particular items that may have cross their attention to hover before moving on to different blog items of interest.
At least, this is going to be a new beginning as I am about to get into the routine and to find topics that interests me. I know that I have "shelved" this blog for some time to gather cyber-dusts, and I want to dust it off and to resume writing new blog entries.
Yes, it is time to change some things and I would like to make the changes so that the blogs would be more inviting to those who are interested. Creating new blog entries is one of the ways to begin the new changes here besides changing the theme and adding new share buttons to make it more accessible to everyone.
I hope this is the new start so that I can begin to come up with new blog topics that has caught my interest and that I want to discuss it in the blog. I know that there will be good blogs and there will be bad blogs by me. Like I said, "It’s time to change and I want to make this blog more useful and relevant."
So it all boils down to whether I want to continue to create and add new blog entries in the future. I wish to make each entries more interesting, useful and relevant to whomever passes by this blog.
To blog or not to blog, hmm… That is the question…