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One year since it all began again, and I’m still swinging.

Last year on this date, this blog called “Never back down, never ever give up: The thoughts of K-Smoove” was born out of my own desire to return to blogging again after sitting out for three years. 365 days later and after 169 blog entries. We are now on Year 2 of my thought ladder (The WordPress blog will follow suit 2 days from now).

Now I’m on my 170th blog entry and the very first one on Year 2 of this thought ladder of mine, first I would like to thank each and every one who have been following this blog over the past year as I blog about my own life stories, basketball, tips, and all other things on my thought ladder. Please keep in check on my blog as we continue into Year 2 of the thought ladder. Also, please do share my blog with your peers and if you happen to have a Blogger and/or WordPress account, do follow my blog.

On year two, keep in touch because the 2013 NBA Playoffs and Finals is closing in. As I’ll bring you the latest from the playoff run of the 16 teams which will qualify in the NBA Playoffs and will chase some championship gold this June. As well as the continuing saga of my journey throughout the best of what life can offer.

Once again, sit back and enjoy the ride.

all in on year 2
K-Smoove

Goodbye Multiply as a social networking site. Why good leaders go early?

Photo ©Karl Carandang
The day was February 15, 2006, it was a couple of days before I finished my elementary education and heading into high school. When I stumbled upon a site named Multiply which allowed users to build a webpage of their own, and well it all began from there.
 
Before there was Facebook, Twitter & Tumblr, there was Multiply was one social networking site where it allowed users to share their photos, blogs, videos and all other things while giving users an opportunity to customize their own sites.
 
For three years, majority of which was during my days in high school at Claret. I ran the site with great honor and dignity. I shared my stories even if sometimes it could be “absurd” as the title of my page says “Where ABSURD thoughts come to LIFE”. It also gave me an opportunity to use and practice my HTML and CSS skills as I was able to give my site a custom look.
 
At one point, Multiply was king in social networking here in the Philippines and a lot of my friends used the social networking site aside from Friendster which was back then the king of social networking.
 
Unfortunately, I had to put the site in inactivity as the “Facebook revolution” in the Philippines had begun and the audience share for my posts on Multiply site was dropping.
 
Three years later, I just browsed the site to relieve some great memories of my site. Multiply has now become a e-commerce site, and then I read the news that on December 1, the site’s social networking feature was shutting down for good while focusing more on their flourishing e-commerce business.
 
Personally, I was saddened by this development, I had a lot of great memories running a Multiply page. From every good and bad thing that happened from running the site, it was all worth it. So for now I’ll wait for the time when the option to retrieve my photos, blogs, videos and all other things out of my page before they clear everything this December.
 
Like the saying goes “All good things must come to an end.” and I’m sure running a Multiply site was a pretty good ride and one of the best moments in my life.
 

I am also writing this blog in honor to the late Secretary of Interior and Local Government Hon. Jesse M. Robredo. He is one man in the cabinet of President Noynoy Aquino with whom I have a lot of respect for he was one man who proved to everyone that good governance is possible and canbe achieved. He was an inspiration not only to the Bicolanos, not only to all Filipinos, but also the entire world.

Sec. Robredo passed away last August 18 after his chartered plane carrying him, his aide and the 2 pilots crashed off the coast of Masbate City on a afternoon flight from Cebu City to the secretary’s home town of Naga City. His body was found this morning after almost 3 days underwater. His aide survived the crash.

Salamat Sec. Robredo.
Thank You Multiply.
K-Smoove 

Welcome to my blog. My thought ladder.

Hello there PEEPS.

I’m using the word “PEEPS” taken from what WWE superstar Christian (picture) calls the people, though he doesn’t do this anymore since by the time of this writing he’s a heel wrestler (bad guy) I have been using this word when putting up a status on Facebook or leave a tweet on Twitter. Now I am using it to welcome the people who come and visit my blog.

It’s been a long time since I was blogging, the last time I blogged was in 2009 when I used to have a blog on my Multiply account. Which I gave up since most of my friends left Multiply.
Now I am back to blogging about the things that I like to write and talk about. From basketball, wrestling, sports, anime, travel, music and everything in life. So expect a journey in every blog I write from here on out.So enjoy the journey, and welcome to my blog.

“If you are not afraid of the voices inside you, you will not fear the critics outside you.” – Natalie Goldberg, Author 
K-Smoove

Photo of WWE Superstar Christian ©Ring-rap.com