Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Goodbye

Today I bumped my head on the kitchen cabinet and remembered that, hey, I still have to close this blog!

I'm sorry not to have kept my promise to blog regularly, but to catch up I'll tell you that one of April's highlights was a trip to Brussels, where I learned that there are four things for a tourist to do: look at the pissing boy, ogle the pissing girl, chance upon the pissing dog, and get pissed on Belgian beer.
Being absolute tourists on a Brussels street.

May promises to be exciting, as I'm doing my very first crafts show! Free Market Montpellier, according to my friend E, is "hyper branché." Meaning very hip, modern, and as close to indie as you can get in these parts, so I'm quite excited. Any one of you who'll be in the area, please drop by. I'm thinking of doing a fairytale setting for my stand. Let's see how that goes.


Provenciana, the book version of this blog, if all goes as planned is coming out in August.

I'm putting together a mailing list for readers of this blog who want to be informed of the book launch details. To be included in the mailing list and receive news of the launching and where the book can be bought, please send an e-mail to apollejano@gmail.com. I swear not to share your details with anyone. You can also send me e-mail there just to say hi :)

And so, what now? I'm still blogging, but not about personal stuff anymore. Strange, but one of the reasons why I feel cannot continue Provenciana is that, while I can go on and on about myself and my husband here, I am very hesitant to write about my friends in a public space. It somehow feels like betraying confidences.

La Pomme is where I write about my crafts, and also where I will be posting updates about my writing. If you ever miss me, visit me there! No more angsting, I'm sorry, but I will try to make up for it by posting nice pictures.

Again, thank you for all the support. It has been an active and very memorable two and a half years!

16 comments:

Katrina said...

Goodbye, Provenciana! I'm very much going to miss your stories. But I'm excited about your book and can't tell you how proud I am to know you, Apol! All the best with La Pomme and I wish you more wonderful adventures.

chinachix said...

better late than never...im glad i stopped by...wishing you the best apol!

The Disparate Housewife said...

You inspired me to blog, Apol, I will miss Provenciana so. I look forward to reliving the blog with the book!

decorator said...

ill miss this blog atih...

writerinresidence said...

I will really miss your blog, Apol.

And yes, it will be a book. Kudos to you and congratulations. Of course I love books and recognise their validity. Ako pa.

But ultimately, a book is a very static thing. And your blog has been so vibrantly alive. I feel that you have miles of Provenciana material pa...anuba! The foriegner in a foreign land married to a foreigner and seeing things with fresh-from-far-away eyes even as you engage in the gradual but certain process of it all becoming familiar? Para sa'kin di pa tapped out yon ah...nang di hamak.

So hmmm. What do I do now for my live Provenciana fix? Personal writing - well that's the only thing that interests me. If it's not personal...I don't read. Sigh.
Life life, change change. Why why. Sigh.

Sorry. Just another opinion from a fellow blogger who put Provenciana on her short link list, well, because it was one of a few alternate universes that she has/had really enjoyed visiting...

More power...
Noelle from nowhere

La Pomme said...

NOELLE, I think it is really worth celebrating that I do not feel so different and adrift anymore that I need to tresh it out my feelings so very publicly.

Time to stop thinking and start living.

Besides, when I found myself writing oh-so-banally about a movie I just watched, I knew it was really the end for this blog :D

--A

haze said...

Goodluck on your new venture Apol! Who knows we might go to Montpellier one of these days, I will not come back to Marseille without visiting the Free Market :D ! Will you be there everyday ? If not until when and what time?

Oi, sinagot kita sa previous post mo ;)!

La Rimule said...

Bonjour et au revoir !!! je découvre "la pomme" à l'instant puis ce blog... je vais t'envoyer un e-mail si tu le veux bien ! Bye !

mcsister said...

Hey Apol! Yes, I agree. We start our blogs rambling about anything and everything. Once we've sorted ourselves out (to a certain degree, at least) we find less time to blog as we choose to live :) I used to blog 2-3 times a day. Now, I do my darndest to blog one a week.

I will buy the book, and I want to visit you again to do a Provenciana tour :) At least before the book becomes a movie!

Love, Maya

Anonymous said...

And so it's time. And so, thanks, merci, salamat; it was a pleasure reading you. Can't wait to read the book.

Pano mare, kita na lang tayo sa La Pomme. Or wherever.

Patricia

ipsy said...

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html

a goodbye gift to provenciana the blog. i think you will find this useful for la pomme. (i'm going to make one myself)

i enjoyed reading your blog, apol :-)

Len said...

Apol, can't believe you have just closed this blog! It's one of my favourites, waaaaahhh! Please let me know when your book is out, I'm surely getting one! Congratulations! - Len

Dang said...

Hey Apol! I'll miss your stories!

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