Maktub is an Arabic word which means "It is written" or "Everything is written". In philosophy and/or spiritual point of view, this means that everything or whatever shall happen is already known to God. In layman's term it's called "Destiny."
I was just a blog reader before I decided to make my own portal of shock absorber. I was just that someone staring in front of my emotionless monitor trying to be part of their lives -- blogger's life. I was moved by Bookie's blog, Touched by Kane's and Canonista, Entertained by Soltero, Mandaya, Corp closet, Echoserita, -- got mused by Mcvie, Pilyo, Aboutambot, Travis and Green breaker. Kinilig din ako sa kwento nila Mr Hush, Sean's, Juan , Toffer, and Mksurf8 subalit, halos 80% ng mga nabanggit ko ay hindi na nagba-blog. Each of them has their own reasons but one thing is for sure -- I genuinely miss them. Yung generation ng bloggers noon ay ibang iba sa mga baguhan ngayon and if you had read all of their posts from the very start until the end, you'll definitely agree with me. Mas malalim ang pinaghuhugutan, Mas may kwento, mas dense, mas magagaling at mas nakaka entertain. I have nothing against sa mga bagong bloggers. Me, myself is new at this but what I'm trying to say is how they differ from the new ones-- And now, im trying to be like them. I wanna be like them in a way that I want to inspire people thru my stories.
Maktub means everything is written. Everything that had and will happen to me is already written and should be written. Like what I said on my first sentence on second paragraph, this will be my open journal and you, dear readers -- will be my shock absorber. Together we will laugh, cry, smirk, be upset, be anxious... magiging malibog tayo ng sabay. Paghahatian natin ang mga masasaya, malulungkot, nakakatakot, nakakaluha, nakakadismaya at nakakairitang mga kwento. And just like when I was a reader-- hangad ko din ang magbigay ng inspirasyon sa ibang mambabasa na katulad ko.
And besides.. wala na ring PLU na active ngayon. So, I want to ignite the passion again among PLU's. Ako ang magtutuloy ng sinimulan nila Bookie, Soltero at Mandaya. Hopefully matumbasan ko ang galing nila.
So why maktub?
Because I was destined to write and everything should be written.