Greetings Barbarians! Long days and pleasant nights!
It has been a very emotional week, I apologize for breaking down the other day. I’ve been keeping these feelings towards my relatives ever since we’re kids. It took me this long to finally unload all those negative feelings. I apologize for losing my temper, I always believe that if you got nothing nice to say, then don’t say anything at all. I still stand by that maxim, even if I fail at it sometimes.
This whole ordeal reminds me of a business principle I learned back when I was running my hobby shop. Yep, it wasn’t always like this. I used to be a young man filled with hope and dreams; I have a bright future ahead of me. That is until I was diagnosed with Clinical Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Everything seemed to go downhill from there.
You see, I used to have a hobby shop that sells Magic: The Gathering cards. I was dealing with collectible and rare cardboards and made good money from it.
It was during this time that I learned that blood and money usually don’t mix. My relatives thought I was flushed while my friends wanted the VIP treatment. There’s nothing wrong with that, but when it comes to business, you have to be a man of your word. You do business to make money not to lose it. Oftentimes, it was family and friends who didn’t realize what it took to make that kind of money. They never thought of the initial investment, the overhead, and operational cost. Chances are, and except for a few good friends, it was the people you barely knew of are the ones you could depend on.
You’ve noticed that I’ve been keeping a list of everyone who’s been helping me so far. On Twitter, I do my best to promote them, these are decent people and I’m so proud of them. It is the least that I could do for my friends. Check out their work, subscribe to their YouTube channel, and join them on Patreon or OnlyFans.
Now, I’m not saying that I can’t depend on those people who didn’t or couldn’t help me right now. Some of you are having a hard time of your own, there’s a pandemic looming around after all. If that’s the case, you could help by pointing me in the right direction. Include us in your prayers while you’re at it. I would appreciate that. Or you didn’t know me well enough, to which I understand. Who would hand over their hard-earned money to someone they didn’t know, especially at a time of a pandemic.
Except for my sister-in-law, there was not one relative on the list. It was a collection of friends from different time zones and different languages. I got friends who gave me a dollar and meant the world to us. I got friends who gave me more than I asked for and ran out of words to thank them. I got friends who I have never met in person yet gave me the warmest embrace. I got friends who I didn’t even ask, extended a helping hand to which I’m happy to take. I got friends who despite facing difficulties of their own never made any excuse not to be a good person. For that, I thank you all!
I may not have all the time in the world but rest assured that I will never stop in showing you my gratitude. I will honor this for the rest of my life. You were there when I didn’t have anyone else to turn to. You believe in me, and you believe that our family is worth saving. People will indeed remember how you made them feel and I will always remember you. If ever you need help with anything, please, don’t hesitate to ask. I will do my best to return your kindness.
Maraming salamat at mahal ko kayo!
- Russell De Castro
- Penny Berry and Captain Quinn
- Anna Vill Garcia
- Joey Banaria
- Michael Orseo
- Neil Convento
- Bee Halton
- Phutie Tallada and Cherms Mantes
- Marco Banaria
- Mikki Bih0n
- Jiorgio Alvarez
- Sally Pamintuan
- Matt Smythe
- Robby Banez
- Nino and Diana Cassidy
- Susi Bocks
- Arcadio Rivera
- Yang Lee
- Sheila Navarro
- Mrs. Wayfarer
- Devi Pierce
- Three’s Mariaass
- Summerhill Lane
- Maja Asgautsen
- Jess Hannon
- Gail Hysop
To the rest of my readers, a content creator’s life is not easy. Most of us are struggling to survive, blogging is very different from YouTube. We don’t make that much money off writing, we do this out of passion and our sense of duty. If you could visit my friends’ blog, I would appreciate it.
Another thing, in case you didn’t know, we’re about to lose our house any day now. The bank could come in and drive us away if we can’t come up with 1.5 million pesos to pay them. I’m working as hard as I could to prevent that from happening but I can’t do it alone. If you got 500 pesos ($10) lying around somewhere, would you consider donating it to my cause? I would do my best to promote anything you like or even take on your request.
Please check out my fundraiser here.
Again, I would like to thank you for your support during this difficult moment in our lives. I wish for this to be all over soon. I wish for the day that we could all talk about how great life is and how great it is to live.
To courage and freedom, and friends!
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