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Photo by Paolo Feliciano.


Sorry for the absence. My computer crashed. I lost my internal hard drive and everything in it. I was good with backing up. But something went stuck with my Time Machine that my last successful back up was on May 2013. So everything else after that has been lost. I’ve been disconnected for over 10 days.

I have a new hard drive in my computer now. Just like Easter signifies new life for Christians, so does this new hard drive for my computer and my blog. I don’t mean to sound pretentious with these analogies. The crash happened before Holy Week. I’ve also been going through a personal journey since the new year that has made this Easter a lot more meaningful.

I will try to retrieve some of the photos that I think I’ve lost. I have backed up some of them online and in external drives. For some reason though, I am ok with a completely empty computer. Perhaps I’ll just start over. Meanwhile I’m trying hard to get back on the groove of normal life, whatever that means.

Something tells me though that maybe one is just supposed to go on and not restore what’s been lost. Is that possible?

How do you deal with being so disconnected from everything – hard drive, work, this blog, life? Anyone?


P.S. The photo has nothing to do with this entry. It’s an out take from an old shoot for my furniture line.



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  • http://eypolapol.tumblr.com/ Felyn Orejudos

    What I can say is retrieve what you can and then move on. You can start creating new memories with new photos. 🙂

  • Mieke Zamora-Mackay

    I actually found this photo pretty appropriate for the post. This could be your “unguarded” moment pose.

  • Margaret Alba

    Yup, I agree with Felyn. Just retrieve everything that you can. It’s a good thing that you habitually back up your files but sadly, machines are not breakdown-free. What I also do aside from backing up is I send important files to my email so I can retrieve them anytime I need to. Just make sure that you have a good and secure password to avoid being hacked. 🙂 Smile na Daphne! 🙂

  • Blaise Fortuna

    It really depends on what I’ve lost or got disconnected with. But whenever I do, I just try to live the moment and reflect/learn whatever I can, then from there figure out if something (or someone) is worth finding, restoring or reconnecting with. 🙂

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  • April San Pedro

    Oh Im so sorry to hear about your lost files… It happened to me a lot of times too… Try Disk Warrior, sometimes it can retrieve some of the files but not all…

  • Merry Louie

    During holy week, I intentionally disconnected from social media and my gadgets…not being able to surf on line for 3 straight days was kinda difficult at first but eventually I felt I needed that short break to be able to enjoy face to face interactions with my undivided attention to people who really matter. After all, this is what life should be.