Profile

I am Pia, a 30-something Filipina living in Bacolod, Philippines. I’m the second child of three and very anti-social.

My education consists of the Bago City Elementary School for my primary , St. Scholastica’s Academy – Bacolod for my secondary education and the University of St. La Salle with a degree in Commerce.

I work with a local IT company as the one-man Web Development team — although sometimes with the help of Vicky. I also help with client support and man the helpdesk in Vicky‘s absence.

My interests include designing and coding sites; playing World of Warcraft, watching movies with my friends; catching my favorite television shows and other fandoms; reading books and the occasional story writing. I also happen to be fascinated with true crime and the paranormal.

Blogging History

I started creating websites in 1997 but didn’t start blogging until 2000 with the use of Opendiary. In 2001, I switched to a manually updated blog that was hosted in sphosting.com, until Yash, a friend of mine, offered to host me on her private domain — koolasa.com.

When Yash decided to close down her domain, I found myself hosted by Jerl of intricacy.org. At which time, I stopped using Blogger and started using Greymatter. I spent over a year hosted at intricacy until I got my own domain.

A couple of months after getting so-phobic.com, JP offered to host my domain on his reseller account which also gave me the chance to upgrade the site’s CMS. I left Greymatter behind to use Movable Type, which was on it’s 1.3 version then.

In 2004, my friend Vix and I decided to pool our resources together and get a reseller account from marvinsweb. Two years down the line, we had resource problems that needed to be resolved so we started to look for a better solution to our hosting requirements.

At the same time, due to the pricing and licensing changes to Movable Type – the script turning commercial, I decided to switch CMS once again. Despite getting a personal license for Movable Type, I tried out WordPress and have used it ever since.

In April of 2006, Vicky and I acquired our first VPS Account from JaguarPC and moved our sites to it. It seems that a VPS Account is what we exactly needed.

I’ve decided to start fresh with the blog and put aside the contents of my old blog. We’ll see what I get up to with this new start.

After close to 5 years with JaguarPC, we have taken our account over to Future Hosting.