Three Years of vaes9

11:31 pm PHT

I expected that my recently launched Lakbayan application would become viral and really popular but I was still overwhelmed by the response. I almost did nothing with my free time except to tweak the application and manage the popularity.

And so it’s only now that I get to announce that I have been blogging on vaes9 for three years now. Yes, I published my first post on June 13, 2004 and like this post, I blogged about my first and second years belatedly. Hehehe. I have actually been creating websites since 1997 and my first website is still online on GeoCities. I’ve been on the Internet earlier than the vast majority of Filipinos, but I jumped on the blogging scene quite late.

This past year has seen a significant milestone in my blogging life: it’s the year when I started attending blogger events and networking with other bloggers. There was the BlogCon last September and the Blog Parteeh in January. I was also able to attend the 1st Philippine Blog Awards Night and the iBlog3 in March and April. And last month, I joined the Bayanihan Blog Network with my secondary blog Vista Pinas (formerly Tanawing Pinoy).

I can definitely say that this is the best and most exciting blogging year for me so far and I owe it all to the nice and wonderful bloggers that I was able to meet and interact with. Greetings go out to: Abe, Ade, Aileen, AJ, Apples, Arbet, Benj, Chris, Ederic, Gail, Ganns, Geri, Janette, Jayvee, Jeff, Joey, Jomar, Jonas, Joni, Jun, Juned, Karla, Kiven, Lauren, Liz, Mae, Marcelle, Marc M., Marc V., Markku, Migs, Mimi and Karl, Noemi, Pierre, Regnard, Rico, Sasha, Shari, Sorsi, and Tina. Hope I forgot no one.  :)

And, sweet! Because of the success of Lakbayan, my rank is currently #63 and rising. What a nice way to celebrate three years of vaes9.  :D

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On 12:09 a.m., 18 Jun 2007, Janette Toral wrote:

Congratulations to your third year and look forward to more exciting developments at your end. Cheers!


On 12:27 a.m., 18 Jun 2007, Andrew wrote:

Heey, you forgot someone! Haha. Congrats on your success. Hoping for more good stuff from you!


On 1:17 a.m., 18 Jun 2007, Marcvill wrote:

Congrats dude! You truly deserve to be ratified.


On 1:25 a.m., 18 Jun 2007, karl wrote:

Congrats! Don’t forget about us when you start the ’next’ Google. Hehe.


On 4:01 a.m., 18 Jun 2007, Jeff wrote:

Props to you and our blogging careers! hahah


On 4:25 a.m., 18 Jun 2007, Juned wrote:

Congratulations. Hopefully, we can see more interesting powerpoint presentation in the years to come. A hologram powerpoint presentation? Congratulations again.


On 7:30 a.m., 18 Jun 2007, Kiven wrote:



On 8:04 a.m., 18 Jun 2007, markku wrote:

Congratulations bro!  =)


On 8:41 a.m., 18 Jun 2007, noemi wrote:

congrats! may you have more blogging years ahead of you.


On 8:57 a.m., 18 Jun 2007, karla wrote:

congrats eugene  :) i tried your lakbayan application i got a d only hehe  :D


On 9:18 a.m., 18 Jun 2007, liz wrote:

congratsyy! more blogs & projects to come!


On 9:38 a.m., 18 Jun 2007, AJ wrote:

congrats p’re!

more lakbayan-like projects!  :D


On 9:47 a.m., 18 Jun 2007, Arbet wrote:



On 11:15 a.m., 18 Jun 2007, Joni wrote:

Yey! Congrats! Thanks sa linklove! Pero sana may www hahahaha

I wanted to try the Lakbayan thing kaso nakakahiya konti pa lang npupuntahan ko sa Pinas hahaha. Good job btw! galing mu!


On 11:25 a.m., 18 Jun 2007, Sasha wrote:

Happy Blog Birthday! It certainly is quite something, eh? Good on you, mate!  :)


On 2:13 p.m., 18 Jun 2007, Rico wrote:

Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary Eugene! May your l33t coding skills continue to bring you to places others can only dream of.  ;)


On 2:38 p.m., 18 Jun 2007, ramil wrote:

congrats sa sakses ng lakbayan! (and sa 3 years)


On 6:50 p.m., 18 Jun 2007, jem wrote:

congrats eugene! naaliw ako sa lakbayan hehe!


On 12:26 a.m., 19 Jun 2007, Noel wrote:

Oy, hello blockmate! Naaalala ko pa nung 1999 nung natuto akong mag-save ng html sa notepad dahil sa yo, tsaka yung computer game na ginawa mo dati, he he. Congrats sa 3rd year anniversary!


On 12:27 a.m., 19 Jun 2007, benj wrote:

Congratulations Eugene!  :p


On 11:45 a.m., 19 Jun 2007, Ederic wrote:

Happy anniversary, at salamat sa pagbati. Susubukan ko pa lang ang iyong Lakbayan.  :)


On 5:29 p.m., 19 Jun 2007, Mae wrote:

congrats!  :) here’s to more years ahead of you  ;)


On 9:06 p.m., 19 Jun 2007, jayvee f. wrote:

yay!!  :D congrats!!


On 11:51 a.m., 20 Jun 2007, Regnard wrote:

HI Eugene!

Congrats! Thanks for he mention as well.

You know Zara pala. Small world.  :D


On 4:03 p.m., 20 Jun 2007, ganns wrote:

That Lakbayan application is AMAZING. Galeng galeng. Kudos!


On 11:57 a.m., 21 Jun 2007, Ade wrote:

Congratulations on your third year blogging!


On 10:43 a.m., 22 Jun 2007, seav wrote:

Everybody, thank you very much!

It’s actually extremely difficult to top something like the Lakbayan. Hehehe. But hopefully I can think up of other cool ideas.

@Noel, hey blockmate, long time no hear!

@Regnard, yup, Zara is a partymate of mine back in Eng’g.  :)

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