As shared in my iBlog 3 speech, life is too short that you should concentrate your blogging on all things beautiful and positive. Because you will be remembered by what you wrote and how you live your life. Now that it is confirmed that Julia Campbell died in Batad, we should remember her for not how she died but how she lived and loved the Philippines so much more than most of us Filipinos.


(From Interesting Snippets)

Her last entry on her blog, Julia in the Philippines last January 13, 2007 was entitled “Buhay Pa Tayo”

Buhay Pa Tayo
One of the most familiar phrases people say here when you ask them how they are is “Eto” (here) or “Buhay pa” (still alive). Never has it had more meaning than in recent weeks here as we recover from one of the worst typhoons to hit the Philippines in decades…
– Julia Campbell

How many of us Filipinos would say that I want to live in the Philippines! Only a few, and most would rather immigrate. As for Julia, her blog introduction says it all:

“Mabuhay! (Welcome) For those of you who could not be convinced to follow me into the Peace Corps, this is for you! Welcome to my new adventure in the Philippines! At the age of 38, I decided to step out of the rat race of New York, join the Peace Corps and board a plane for Manila. This blog is dedicated to my adventures in the Philippines for the next two years. Wish me luck…. ” – Julia Campbell

As for me, I envision this last blog entry on my tombstone and this drives my blogging passion:

So for all bloggers out there, how do you want to be remembered? What will be your last blog entry?

Anton