Someone just turned a year older today. He happened to be the man behind a popular Filipino search engine which I wanted to copy when I was in high school (hindi kinaya ng notepad ang codes LOL). He also runs and operates a bakery somewhere in the South and not only that – he is also into baking blogs and ranks their hotness and freshness according to several factors which I don’t really want to discuss because I am lazy. He is also a camwhore who kept on imitating the Villar pose or the Jejemon Heart in his Piclyf updates. What a talented guy, right? He also happened to be my partner – at least on Facebook.
Ratifying Mr. Alleba with a Piclyf Entry
We last saw each other at the recently-concluded Cebu Blog Camp. I don’t know why all of a sudden, I saw myself in some of the newbie bloggers who were approaching me. The Devcom thingy at IT Park also made me remember that once in my life, I want to become a web developer/programmer. I want to run my very own website and yes, a search engine.
I can still recall my high school days. I was once addicted to creating fan sites for my favorite local celebrities which includes Cogie Domingo, Tanya Garcia among others. As a newbie webmistress, I registered a number of accounts at Geocities. Because of this, I managed to avail a number of unlimited hosting accounts at Dreamhost.
Mr. Alleba and Micamyx the fangirl 😛
Search Engine Optimizations and blogs are not yet popular way back. I had to submit the URLs of my fansites manually for my site to be visible at the search results.
One of the search engines which offers site directories which is created and maintained by a Filipino is Alleba. I remember inserting a code at the homepage of my fansites to be approved by the moderator. I was jumping for joy when one day, I found my links at the site directory.Â
Now fast forward to 2008: I attended the iBlog4 and one blogger told me that Andrew dela Serna, the guy behind Alleba.com is in the place. I finally saw the guy behind the search engine. I met the Davao bloggers like Ria, Blogie and Winston, but I wasn’t introduced to Mr. Alleba 🙁