homeless

For a time, I thought it was the end of my blogging days.  While I was having my compulsory (self-imposed?) leave of absence, my blogsite was archived or suspended allegedly on violation of the wordpress terms of service.  It was hard to accept at first but later, I began to accept that, hey I’ve had lots of fun doing it and maybe it was not meant to last.  And I was not alone in this predicament; there were also those of esteemed bloggers and friends like the mousepainter, the fisherman, the noble sage and the volcano who were similarly victimized.  But on second thought, I could not allow my works to be lost just that easily.  Not anymore.

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Phoebe and Albert are informal settlers in a private land in Orange country.  For about six months, their family has gotten used to their neighborhood.  They could really feel the literal closeness of everybody residing within the lot.  What with fifty-nine families living in twenty-three makeshift houses.  And then came the shock of their lives. They were given a very short notice to leave the premises.  The entire neighborhood were forced out to the streets even before their petition to the courts could be heard.  They knew their ouster would be forthcoming.  But no sooner than they expected. And just not that easily.

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Several bloggers have already had their respective blogs reactivated.  If they were able to do so, then so could I. :D  As soon as I reported back to the office on Wednesday, the second day my blog was off, I emailed wordpress about four times within the day.  I only got a response that evening.  Before midnight, my blog was restored.  Whew! Persistence might have worked for me.😀

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While my blog and I were gone, there were several (few?) who were asking (and looking?) for me and/or my blog.  I supposed it was not only I who wanted my blog back and I truly, deeply appreciate that. IT means a lot to me.  Thank you very much. I’ll do my very best not to disappoint (hopefully?).

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As for Phoebe, Albert and their three small kids, they’re looking for possible relocation sites to build their shanty with some help from the government.  So are their neighbors; they  may have parted ways and become physically distant, but the friendships made and ties that they have fostered would always bind them together. Chances are, they’d find their “homes” once again. Somewhere, anew, and hopefully, sometime soon.

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The gas series is temporarily called off.  Maybe, wordpress found it obnoxious. Or is it nauseous?  Have a very good day, everyone. Ingat…

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  1. toni

     /  June 28, 2010

    pabeys muna bago magbasa.

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  2. toni

     /  June 28, 2010

    hindi naman ako nagtaka nong nawala blog mo, nauuna ksae libot kina Father, Jeson, eto tas Tatay Jem at sunod sunod kayo nawala inisip ko down lang wp tulad madalas mangyari sa dot com.

    manongko true-to-life ba story nyan sa orange country at di soap? sana sa loob ng 6 mos. nakapagtabi sila kahit konti pang-emergency dahil alam nila informal settlers sila. at sana sa makahanap agad sila ng maaring lipatan o upahan.

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    • wen adingko, agpaypayso. Fact is stranger than fiction.😀 Only the names of persons and places have been changed. nakahanap na yata yung iba ng bakanteng lote…

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  3. sekand beys.🙂

    basa mode muna

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  4. kuhracha

     /  June 28, 2010

    3rd base kami ni pongki! tsk. humihina na ako.

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  5. I believe it was more because of the links… di ko alam lahat ng mga nasa blogroll mo, tarbs, but I was told by fr. felmar and tatay jem that those with paidtoblog links were closed for violation of WP terms. di ko alam why there was a sudden crackdown…

    anyway, let’s hope and pray that nothing like that nightmare would happen to any of the WP bloggers again…

    as for those families that lost their homes, i pray, too, that they would soon find homes they would be able to legally and rightfully call their own… kasi hindi rin naman tamang maging squatters sila habangbuhay…

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    • ewan ko sa kanila hehehe, hindi ako nag-search ng paidtoblog links sa site ko. sina wordpress ang pinaghanap ko para sila na lang magtanggal wahahaha

      hehehe bahala sila, basta bigyan ang WP bloggers na tanggalin ang kanilang mga ipinoste, kasi sariling intellectual property ng blogger yun hehehe😉

      hala, naghanap sila ng bakanteng lote, mag-iiskwat uli habang nagsisikap na makahanap ng wastong tirahan, at umaasang may akmang tulong ang pamahalaan… haysttt!

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  6. kuhracha

     /  June 28, 2010

    home is where the heart is. pero it would be so much better kung may matitirhan ang mga tao.

    welcome back to your blog, tarbs. =)

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  7. two cases of homeless(ness)

    i hope they can found one through gov’t help

    ako din akala ko kuya tarbs nagdown lamang ang wp. at least ok na ngayon ang mga taga wp.

    be blessed!

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    • maraming salamat pong!
      maligayang pagdating! kumusta ang biyahe? Ayos ba? hehehe😀

      Hanggang sa muli…..
      God bless you always din!😀

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  8. heheheh kuya taribong asan! asan! hahaha

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  9. hayuN!!! WAHAHAHAHHAHA

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  10. hmmm, iniisip ko nung una anong connection ng first paragraph sa pangalawa…pero yon pala.

    kahit sino ayaw mawalan ng tahanan, minsan kaya pang makipagpatayan para lang maibalik ang itinuring na pag-aari.

    sa totoo lang wala namang permanente sa mundo, depende na satin kung paanong paraan higit na mapapakinabangan ang pananatili.

    sana makahanap na ng sariling tahanan ang mga taong nabanggit mo kuya.. Godbless.

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    • taribong

       /  June 29, 2010

      nauna na-close ang blog ko bago yung kina Phoebe, atbp. hehehe

      Tama! (dami pa dapat idagdag dito hehehehe will update soon…)

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  11. Question, Taribs. Kung di mo naopen tong site mo ule, gagawa ka ba ng bago? At sino yung volcano?

    Akoooo! Hinanap ko ang mga mautot mong posts non kuya! Hahaha.

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    • taribong

       /  June 29, 2010

      Yung totoo, malamang oo. Pero aaminin ko, nakakawala ng gana yung biglaang pagsasara nila ng site, yung walang abiso. Nakakasama ng loob, waahahahaha emo mode.

      Haha sikretong malupet! may hula ka?! (email mo ko hehehehe)

      Nawala rin kasi yung pinagsulatan ko ng drafts para sa 3 posts sa gas series pa din. Omen ba yon? Sana mahanap ko pa rin hehehe. May mga bago pa rin naman, pero nasa baul pa (baka mawala kasi ulit).

      Teka bakit mo pala hinahanap ang mga utot posts? hahaha

      Maraming salamat, Vajarl!😀

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  12. A lot of bloggers I know now are actually being suspended. Hmm, what was your fault daw? Haha

    New here!🙂

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    • WordPress said my blog has paidtoblog.com link (which i am not aware of).

      Welcome, barrycyrus. May you have fun reading my posts. Thanks again.😀

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  13. buti ok na ulit tong bahay mo kuya!🙂

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  14. kay jason ko unang nalaman na may mga blogs na na deactivate ng wordpress.. nakakalungkot and its nice na naibalik ang mga blogs nyo.. may natutunan din akong lesson dito… ang wordpress blog ay di pagmamay ari ng isang blogger.. any time pwedeng i suspend ang blogs unlike sa sariling domain.. like kung nasa squatter area ka anytime pwede kang paalisin.. kung may violation na nangyari then that will be a ground for wordpress para i suspend ang account but then mabait pa rin ang wordpress kasi binalik nila… enjoy this day … take care of your blog kasi pag nawala yan para ka na ring nawalan ng bahay kasama ang mga naipundar mong mga gamit..

    medyo napahaba ata ako.. hehe

    God bless po..:)

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    • kakalungkot naman kuya orbil

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    • sa WP nga ang domain, pero maski kukunin nila ang blogsite, dapat may last chance to retrieve whatever document is in there. Katulad nung sa informal settlers, may last chance bago sila paaalisin, at madadala nila ang lahat ng gamit nila kasabay ng kanilang pag-alis. Kung hindi binalik ng WP ang blogsite ko, that would be the day…..😉

      Maraming salamat sa pagdalaw, orville!

      God bless you always😀

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  15. wehehe parepareho tayong nawalan ng bahay. kinulit ko ng kinulit si WP. ayun, binalik din.hahaha

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  16. i dont see anything ano amm.. violating ano… wala rin namang obscene ano don sa gas series mo..

    so.. mga paid to blogs lang talaga ang dahilan

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  17. shea

     /  July 3, 2010

    welcome back…

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