On My 3rd Year:

I Have Turned Yellow

Yellow no longer means cowardice, not in this country anyway. Since the early 80’s when Ninoy Aquino came home from exile and was killed, yellow has become a color with a myriad of meanings, all of them worth our pride.

Taking a cue from the song, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon,” people braved and defied the wrath of the dictatorship by tying yellow ribbons on car antennas to welcome Ninoy. Then not much later, yellow became the color of protest and restoration of democracy, in support of Cory, Ninoy’s widow, who eventually became our first woman president.

In August this year, trees, car antennas and posts blossomed with thousands of yellow ribbons again when Cory died. It was a spontaneous gesture from those who are grateful for her legacy of integrity and simplicity, in a country where glitz, glam, and greed are the daily fare of those drunk with power.

Today is my 3rd blog anniversary (three years of blogging every three to four days, wow, it has been thrilling!) and so I am taking the opportunity to review my numbers—over 60,000 guests from 136 countries, thousands of new friends, and 300 blog posts. This occasion is definitely the day to signal change.

I have abandoned my green background color and turned yellow. Not so much as a political statement, or to jump into the yellow bandwagon, but because yellow evokes powerful memories and vivid images of refreshing change.

Our garden is all abloom with flowers of grace—yellow gumamelas—and so, why not a yellow blog page?

I also say good-bye to my past header:               

And say hello to my new one: 


joanne said...

love the new color and the new look. Congratulations on your blogs' 3rd year! Looking forward to more leaves of grace :) God bless you!

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary!
It has been truly enriching following your blog... here's a toast to a thousand more inspiring insightful and interesting posts. God bless.

Yellow is beautiful.

Grace D. Chong said...

Joanne, thanks for being with me as I shoot out my thoughts on love and life on cyberspace. Truly appreciate it.

Grace D. Chong said...

Hi, Melo, sdb! Big, big thanks for your affirmation and support. Hope to meet you in person someday.

Frederick Delubiar Raz said...

Congratulations, Ms. Grace!!

Yay Padua-Olmedo said...

Three years and counting. Keep it up, Grace. You have been a messager of GRACE in its truest unadulterated form.

Grace D. Chong said...

Thanks a lot, Fred. have you found copies of my books yet?

Grace D. Chong said...

Thanks for the the encouragement, Yay. Grace is everything.