POLITICS: More Fun In The Philippines

Warning: As most of you (or my friends) know, politics has never been something I am interested in dwelling in and talking about. I’m a light blogger; my communication blog covering, so far, the most serious topics I can discuss. But as the 2013 Philippine Senatorial Election’s about to happen in two days time, I believe I have the responsibility to take on a more serious approach to this national concern. Hence, this blog post. 

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If politics was part of a seven-course meal, it’d be the appetizer – spicing things up and preparing your taste buds for the main course: governance and service.

But it’s pointless comparing Philippine politics to a seven-course meal, when most of the Filipinos can’t even afford a simple, decent and healthy meal. And come to think of it, a hearty & healthy dinner can do even without the appetizer. In short, politics is just the icing to the cake of governance and service. Continue reading

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Tweeting Like A Boss

Someone followed me on Twitter – Bragging Jackass. Their page description sounds very intriguing (“Highlighting people’s superiority complex. We stockpile the ridiculous, one brag at a time. Boasting at its finest“)  that’s why I read through their retweets:

HMMKAY.

Now I get it. This phenomenon is what they call Humble Bragging. According to Urban Dictionary, it is a “form of self promotion where the promoter thinks he is, almost subliminally, bragging about himself in the context of a humble statement or complaint. Everyone listening thinks he is a jackass.”

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Just Another Hollywood Gossip

I saw this picture appear on my Facebook news feed this afternoon:

Is Beyonce really preggy?

My initial reaction was, “REALLY? Why the hell does she have to fake a pregnancy bump?” But then, I realized that this is nonsensical and decided to just ignore the whole idea. Less than an hour later, I heard the radio DJ talk about the same gossip. So, I realized that there may be some hint of truth in it. So I Googled it and found that yes, it was a fake pregnancy bump, BUT, Beyonce really is pregnant. Artists need to exaggerate some things when they are on screen, right? Continue reading

Meet Techie G.

Warning: This post is sequel to The Couch Potato Complex

I bet you know her.

Just as many kids and adults are hooked online, so are our grannies! Although I haven’t seen one who plays online games as aggressive as Lola Techie in this Bayantel commercial, centenarians have a fair share in the percentage of internet users. In a May 2011 survey of pewinternet.org, 42% of Americans aged 65+, use the internet. Continue reading

The Couch Potato Complex

Hi everyone! How many of the following have you already done?

  •  Maglaro ng tex at pog
  • Magbasa ng comics sa Bazooka
  • Bumili ng paper dolls sa katabing sari-sari store
  • Magbaril-barilan gamit ang pellet gun
  • Magsuot ng butterfly hairpin at rings (‘yung pinauso ni Jolina)
  • Magpaputok ng watusi tuwing New Year
  • Magipon at makipagpalitan ng Tsukuba stationary
  • Maglaro ng Brick Game at Tamagochi
  • Magpabili ng Barbie, Polly Pocket, at Troll Collection

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What’s Your Specialty?

We recently celebrated the 27th anniversary of our degree program, Organizational Communication, last September 26-30.

The week-long celebration officially ended with Center Stage, an inter-batch variety show. Although that week was just as toxic (UP’s term for “hectic”) as any other week before, our batch just couldn’t find a common time to prepare for the presentation. But, with a little pressure (and miracle), we were able to come up with something to present. Watch the performance here.

We perfected SWAGGING.

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ANSABE?

NOTE: In order to help you comprehend this blog post, let’s enhance your vocabulary first.

Webtrovert: someone who is shy/ introvert in real life, but turns into full-on extroverted party animal on internet forums and sites

Freudian Click: sending an email to someone by mistake

Facebook Wit: the intelligent humor that nearly everyone seems to gain when they have half an hour to contemplate a witty response Continue reading

The YOU Brand

Will you do a little favor for me?

First, go to www.google.com. Second, type your full name on the search bar.

What pages appear on the list? Your Facebook account? Twitter? LinkedIn? None?

This is what employers do nowadays. They search for your name on Google then click on the links that give “hints” about you — your personality, profile, what you look like and how you think.

Social networking sites are, in the end, not for networking alone. They go beyond connecting you with your friends and relatives. They go beyond being a sanctuary of your thoughts and daily rants. They go beyond making yourself visible online. Social networking is packaging yourself. Social networking is about the YOU brand.

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Where’s My Cheese?

Here’s a secret: I love food.

If cheese is food, then I love cheese! Mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan, blue cheese, keso de bola, kesong puti, or even the worm-infested Casu Marzu (I haven’t tasted this one, though).  But these are not the kinds of cheese I’ll be talking about. Continue reading