A Little About Me & An Announcement
Posted on December 12, 2016
To My Dearest Lovely Readers:
As some of you know, and if you follow me on Twitter, I am currently expecting my second boy. This one is due around the same time as the first one, in late April, so having two under two will be an adventure, to be sure. But it’s an adventure that I am thrilled to be on, so bring it on busy boys. I don’t think it is in my DNA to make non-busy boys, much to my chagrin. The other day we sat across from a toddler of the same age as my Cam, but he was so so good, in that he sat in his chair without a fuss, just observing everything. While my wild child walks around the area, greeting random people and staring at their plates like we haven’t fed him in days. I wanted to laugh, because the alternative would be to cry. He’s so fun and makes everything exciting, even a trip to the grocery store. So I can’t imagine what it would be like to have two of him. This is a good time to take up yoga, pray and practice some breathing exercises.
Before my first “human” child, I do have this baby: my blog. Which has me thinking about the feasibility of keeping this blog thriving. It would be insane to think that I could do what I’ve done earlier and recap regularly. But I reckon I could keep it going by writing summaries, reflections and other shorter articles about lakorns. I don’t want to give up writing about lakorns altogether, because for so long, it’s been so much a part of my life and I enjoy it. It is GOOD to have a hobby, no matter how much my boys (including Mr.A) fill up my heart, and no matter how much my career has satisfied me intellectually. I am still a lakorn girl at heart, and she loves to write about a good story. That being said, it’s going to take some trial and error and play it by ear. If there is a lakorn in the making that you’d like to read about or discuss about, please submit a request!
As a background, this particular blog has been around since 2010, during the time I was an American expat in Indonesia. I was bored out of my mind and needed a place to escape. When you’re living abroad in a foreign land, besides doing all of the touristy things and eating all of the delicious local food, it’s a lonely endeavor. I found myself back in my company-rented condo surfing the television. Indonesia happened to have ThaiTV3 available, and you could not imagine my excitement. Prior to this, I had taken a break from lakorns for so long, I was too busy being courted by Mr. A, focused on achieving my career, but then, imagine that, I could watch lakorns to my heart’s content! (I mean I could turn on my laptop and watch it through youtube too, but this is live, and I am on the same time zone as my motherland! So, omg!) At least that was how I felt back then.
Back in ‘98 I was obsessed with lakorns. Well, I was obsessed about what was wrong with lakorns and what made me dissatisfied. So I picked up writing fanfics, I mean who didn’t when aol was still a hot commodity? At that time I met so many great writers and fans of lakorns that we exchanged stories and fell into this realm of fangirls. This experience still brings a smile to my face after so many years. But everything good always comes to an end, we all parted ways (I still keep in touch with one or two) and years later, when I created lovefia’s blog, I picked up writing again and also wanted to attribute the blog’s name (which is my penname) for my old buddies out there who may one day stumble upon this blog and find me. But maybe that’s the romantic in me. Men aren’t the only ones with bromances, and romance isn’t exclusive to lovers.
That is probably more history and background then you ever want to know, but I find that this blog is an intimate way to get to know my readers, and some of you have some wonderful stories as well. So I just wanted to take a moment in your day to say thank you for your continued support, there’s still more lakorns to discuss and revel and side eye.
Congratulations on your second boy. As the mother of two sons, I can state how wonderful sons are. Finding time for your blog may be a challenge so we will be grateful for when you find the time to post The days with our little ones go very fast. Enjoy!
Hi Lori, many thanks! My little one is growing into such a funny, silly, and sensitive person. It’s amazing how fast they grow!
Good luck and bless you Fia! I always enjoy reading entries from your blog. I wish you all the best and (all the energy) for your boys! Hey! next year is Rooster year, the same year as when Yaya, James Ji and James Ma are born! (1993) Ohohohooooo! Just food for thought for you!
Thank you Greta – ah, the year of the Rooster, maybe this child will be as adorable as the actors you’ve mentioned. 🙂
Congratulations on your second son Fia!!! I’m a fan of your blog so I’ll be waiting patiently for your post. Unfortunately, I don’t do twitter ☹️ Maybe I should start? Again congratulations!!
I turn to twitter for random, sporadic thoughts, but this blog will have a more coherent feel. Twitter is not needed in order to follow my thoughts, it’s linked to this site on the right hand side anyway – but if you want to join the world of 140 character length, by all means join us, ha. Thanks Nung!
Congrats on the second baby. I just want to let you know how much I appreciate you and your writing. Good luck with everything and have a good delivery. I’ll see you around.
Your long-time reader
Hello my dear – thank you! I hope it’s faster the second time around. I’m always so excited when my long time reader surfaces! Thanks for your continued support and I hope to see you around more 🙂
Congrats on your wonderful news, Best wishes to you and your family hugs and kisses
Hugs and kisses back.
Congratulations on your new addition. Very happy for you and appreciate your positive and vivacious energy on motherhood. I wish you all the best in your endeavours and hope to continue to read your blog.
Ah thank you, I prefer to look at life optimistically. It’s just easier to live that way. I hope to continue writing for you.
Congratulations … Happy for you .
Thanks for sharing with us such a happy news .
Thank you Star 🙂
Congratulations again! Such an exciting time for you and your family. 😊 Even if you don’t write as frequently anymore I’m sure a lot of your readers (including me!) will definitely understand. Also, OMG, I can totally relate to you in your past. I find myself being way too busy with school and work to even begin a lakorn because I know if I start I cannot stop. Hopefully things will slow down in my life here and I’ll pick up on a good show to watch. Cheers!
Thank you and appreciate the understanding. I think my writing will lag during my maternity leave the most. Currently I’m not obsessed about a lakorn so there’s not much to recap.
As for you, it’s ok to take a break from lakorns! You’ll appreciate it even more when you come back to fangirl. Good luck with school, that’s the priority!
Time and time again, I find myself coming back to this blog to find out which lakorn to watch next. It’s like coming back to something familiar. I know we have not met in real life but that’s what I feel when i read your blog. Like talking to an old friend.
Gosh, I just realized that I started reading your blog from Game Rai Game Ruk which is in 2011! Dearest Fia, thank you for keeping this blog alive. I hope to talk to you many years from now. Congratulations on being a mum and for your second baby! Best of luck in life!
You’re so sweet, suzsuz. My favorite part about blogging is really talking to you guys. I don’t know about others, but I write so that it can be read and then discussed. Getting to know like minds and fans of lakorns truly make my day. Indeed we have been friends for awhile! I hope to continue seeing you around for many years to come as well. Thanks for the well wishes and I hope all is well with you. I’ve missed you!
How wonderful! You have your own family yet you’re still a dedicated fan of lakorns. I admire your skills in balancing personal matters and watching (& positively criticizing) dramas. Huhu. I hope I’m like that in juggling dramas (lakorns and kdramas 😂) and graduate school. Anyways, congrats!!! May your child grow healthy and strong… and a fan of lakorns.
Thank you Irene! Good luck in school, I know you’ll do well.
Congratulations on your second boy , life been like a whirlwind lately coming back from the South , flying out to Phoenix and tomorrow going back home , I don’t have kid and I already don’t have time to breath , so salute to all mothers in this world who making it in a daily basic , I heard it a struggle but it always worth it , hoping your boys grow up healthy and happy , thank you for this blog that like a window to my lakorn addict , hope everybody have a nice holiday with their family and love one
Miss you Selendrile, I hope you find some time to relax during such whirlwind travels. Take care and thank you for your continued support!
Thank you 🙂