Sunday, May 3, 2009

tribute: not an ordinary kiss ass

its one of the earliest blogs i have read since i started blogging. and i must say that reading it was one of the most interesting things i found online. it is a full length novel, a biography that tells the story of a young man struggling to keep up with the life that he has chosen and his lover, which was the main purpose of his blog. 

if there is one way to describe it: the site was full of emotions and personalities that often times, i felt that it is already the personalities controlling the author, which makes it more effective. in short, the blog created a personality of its own.

personally, its hard not to notice this blog and to detach yourself the moment you started reading it. it is like a soap opera, full of interesting characters, conflicts, adventures, "climax" and morals, which makes every audience/ reader crave for more.

it is addictive, because every audience can relate into it. especially if you find your emotions as one of the most troublesome factors in your life. it explains how it cripples us, how most of the time it overcomes our focus and how we struggle to live out with it, just like his, which happens to make this site successful.

but aside from the blog and its entries, it is actually the friendship that i truly treasure from it. mugen was the first person i met in blogging. and for a person like me, who refuses to meet up, he was able to convince me to make an exception and up to this very moment, he is still able to convince me that meeting him up was one of the best decisions i made. 

but the other day, mugen posted its farewell post after five years of running. for me, it was mixed emotions. and somehow, it reminded me of the time when will and grace or queer as folk aired their last episode for their final season. but the main difference was mugen didn't inform its readers about its upcoming closing. in a way, i know mugen has his own reasons for doing this. and perhaps, one of them is the difficulties he might encounter from his readers once he informed about it, knowing he has a vast list. and from that, i believe that he have successfully mastered and understood how the blog world works. thus, he have made his last queenly walk gracefully with an openned majestic peacock tail on his back.

nonetheless, i felt bad because of the thought that the next time, i am going to go online and check his site, i will just find the same goodbye post on it. but on the otherhand, i am glad to know that he was able to resolved the main purpose of his blog. 

i'll miss the tasteful drama, the worthwhile escapades, the untold stories, the subtle hurt, the candid stories, the outstanding word plays, the titillating experiences, the intricate descriptions and narration that only you can do, the treasure chest in every post, my airport to other blog sites, and above all, the personalities that have already found their places in me.

i know that this will not be the last time, i'll hear from the author again. with his passion to write, i know that someday, another mugen will emerge and this time it will be better from the best that he have shared to us. 




best of luck to you, kuya joms!

18 comments:

<*period*> said...

lam mo, ako nalungkot din...

hindi ko pa man nababasa yung lahat nung blog posts niya,bigla na lang siyang nawala

nakatatawa nga eh, newest to oldest ang takbo ng pagbabasa ko ng posts niya

sayang, hindi ko siya nakilala ng personal

Victor Gregor said...

his [mugen's] was also one of the first blogs i read when i revamped my old blogs. i never knew, until now, that he would consider closing his blog.

dabo said...

natawa ako sa peacock. bading na bading ba ang pamamaalam ng lola joms mo

jinnakexds3 said...

aww sorry to hear that. i haven't read his posts yet, since i just started ;blog hopping' lately, i clicked on the link t his site and it says "Sorry, the blog at mugenblue.blogspot.com has been removed." awww i didn't get the chance to view his posts but i guess from your description it is a good one.

gillboard said...

haven't met the guy, but i'm pretty sure he'll be back in one form or another..

jinnakexds3 said...

oh wait i think i was able to visit his site, yep i remember, but i was only able to read a post or two... oh well memory gap...

Yj said...

i'll miss him and his writings too....

Jake said...

Me too. Like you, my adamant refusal to meet with any of the bloggers might just make a one and only exception with Mugen. Too bad that this one exception will no longer materialize.

So long, Mugen.

DN / DeathNote said...

kasalanan kasi ito ng mga walang kwentang ex na yan. lol

oh well, magkikita at magkikita pa naman tayo ni Nanay.

lagot siya sa 'kin pag inabanduna niya ang familia.

nova-san said...

It's so weird, isn't it, how we can get so attached to people's blogs? It seems you and Mugen are also friends in real life? If that's the case, at least you still have him to tell you stories face to face. But when another blogger just up and leaves the blogging community, it can be quite shocking and upsetting for the people who have come to rely on him.

But people leave for their own reasons, and many come back. That's what you always hope for... that something will compel them to come back.

I remember not too long ago, you said goodbye to blogging... and thankfully, you decided to come back. ;)

Jinjiruks said...

kagaya nga ng sabi ko..

once a blogger will always be a blogger.

lucas said...

i mean seriously???!!!

i checked his site and i'm surprised that it was removed. never had the chance to read his last post..hays...

i adore his talent and the way he connects himself to people through lessons in his words...

i really hope he comes back.

T_T

:: cb :: said...

i've heard about him from my other blogger friends. sad naman na he closed his page. i guess we all have our reasons. sayang lang kasi i never got to read his posts. from what u said, they seemed very interesting.

Denis said...

=(

Chyng said...

the famous mugen, grabe super organizeang blog nya. kakaingget ang layout.

btw ewik, enrico and i are soo ok. my entry was just a repost. (nag-iisang entry ko kasi yun na may emosyon! at di ako mahahawa kay dabo ever) chos! my bad for making a confusion.. ;)

eto pa isang btw, suspended yung fren kong ofcmate mo!

dabo said...

@chyng: talaga ba na nakakahawa ako?

wanderingcommuter said...

pwede ba akong sumagot niyan dabo?

Mr. Scheez said...

"personally, its hard not to notice this blog and to detach yourself the moment you started reading it. it is like a soap opera, full of interesting characters, conflicts, adventures, "climax" and morals, which makes every audience/ reader crave for more." - Aye!

I saw it coming. I just hope he's okay. Please say "I miss you" for me, Ewik.