01 October 2009
From now on, I will no longer accept any comments from amorphous entities in cyberspace. There are far too many stupid and irritating comments coming from nobodies who don’t have the guts to back their comments up with their actual identities. I don’t see why anyone has to hide behind a pseudonym when I myself am laid out all over the place for everyone to see. I don’t have anything to hide and neither should any of my readers.
From now on, comments with no real names, no email addresses that can be confirmed, and no reliable identity checks will no longer be allowed.
I don’t care if it means a lessening of the hits this blog receives per day. Because I never did in the first place.
Thank you so much for lurking and commenting in this blog. I am aware that so many of you are wonderful, beautiful, intelligent, discerning, eloquent, witty, and elegant individuals. I am honored that you keep me company as I document my memories, worthwhile or silly as they are.
Please do not take offense if I am not able to respond to every single one of your comments. I am aware of every comment that enters the blog but oftentimes — out of sheer mental fatigue from the working day — I do not know what to say!!! However, please know that I am thankful for every comment made, especially the informative, accurate, sensible, and well-written ones.
If your comment does not appear within 24 hours, there may be a problem. It may be deemed unsuitable because of content, tone, or language [ English is preferred as it is understood by a majority of people worldwide ]. We like to keep things “civilized” in this blog.
This is not a “hate blog” simply because I am not a vicious person by a long shot [ although, like any person, I have my lingering resentments and occasional vindictiveness ]. This blog was meant, first to archive, and second to entertain, as if it was the interesting conversation at a nice dinner party. It would be good to restrain ourselves from relating unsavory things, especially unsavory things which may not be true.
In line with an increased worldwide readership, we are currently in the process of editing / deleting ALL the comments to conform with our standards of accuracy, correctness, and good taste. In the succeeding months, “Remembrance of Things Awry” will truly morph into an archive of both the old and contemporary Filipino life for which it has been widely lauded.
As one very grand lady recently declared to an august group in my presence: “WE read ‘Toto Gonzalez.’ OTHERS read… that ‘horrible one’.”
Cheers and thank you very much!!!