Welcome to the world of the pigs where my thoughts rampage freely around this side of the internet. Feel free to read and secretly judge me (Emphasis on “secretly” because I’d appreciate if you would value my freedom of expression).
Side note re: freedom of expression – I’ve had a media law subject so… ehem… Art. III Sec. 4 of the Philippine Constitution states that “No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression and of the press or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances.” Just so we’re clear.
Anyway, I guess you clicked this page to find out about me or something. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We just met! I can’t just ramble on and give you my bio data. Down, Bessie.
Let’s start with my username.
I wrote in my old blog (heaven knows why I thought of making a new one) the real reason behind my strange username, pollenpiggy. To quote, it says:
I named my blog (and my twitter username) as “pollenpiggy” to embrace that I am a pig. I am imperfect but I don’t have to live up to the standards of others.
Plus, there’s the saying “when pigs fly” which often implies that something’s impossible to happen. I’m that pig, trying to fly when everyone thinks (and says) that I can’t. But as “pollenpiggy”, I’m telling the world that I won’t give up. I want to reach my dreams and achieve the impossible. One day, I will fly.
(If you want to know more about that, you can view the whole entry here: On Femininity, ‘ol McDonald and my blog name)
It’s hard to get this (I think) especially since you’re a stranger who stumbled upon what seems to be my blog site but basically, pollenpiggy stands for me embracing my weird awkward introverted self and pushing myself to reach my dreams.
Growing up self-conscious and introverted, I didn’t really aspire for big things. I was content with being hidden, listening, watching the world. Because despite being invisible, I liked my small world and I like listening to my thoughts. I liked being safe.
(So all that sass in the introduction was actually just for show and if it worked, you’re reading more of me.)
And now, doing this, being all sappy, vulnerable and honest on the internet is allowing me to fly. This is sort of a way to get my voice, my ideas out there. This is me breaking out of my shell.
Side note re: breaking out of my shell – No, this is not another sob story. I just really feel better at expressing myself through writing. I know I’ve come a long way from the girl that usually keeps to herself and is naïve about so many wonderful things about the world but I just sort of need this blog so that I’d have a place to organize and save my thoughts, to over-think in a systematic manner.
So why would I want to fly? Because I finally figured that it’s about time to be brave. I want to go places and see the world from a different vantage point. And saying things I want to say might just be my ticket.