How did it start?
Pure-essence.net was born on October 23, 2000. Three occurrences inspired me to start this domain.
First, my old personal site (Dodo’s New World) could no longer reflect my rapidly changing personality. It was too childish. Most of the time I wanted something more than hellokitty and anime 🙂 So I opened a new realm online and picked the words pure essence to describe the virtual I hold for life. I treasure purity and think if everyone can have more of it, the world would be a more beautiful place. Since I find this purity born within me, it’s an essence for me. Despite of all the fightings within the family I had to endure as a child, I am true to my virtues and now live a confident and proud life.
Andy, my boyfriend then and husband now, is the second reason for the birth of pure-essence.net. After a quite extensive love turmoil, I finally found a safe and comfortable haven I can hide in whenever I need. His love is my blessing. It’s incredible how comfortable and natural we feel when we are together. When love becomes a strong force that dominates your heart and soul, you know you are the happiest person and you build the most beautiful story in the world.
Last but not least, I was also inspired by the personal page on uniquity.org. Excellent design always inspires me to create outstanding layout that reflects something new about me. This is a great example.