Is there really a difference between a diarist blogger and a new media blogger? And if there actually is, is that distinction significant enough particularly when it comes to credibility, truth, or plain good manners online?
Archives for January 2009
People are glued nightly to ABS-CBN’s teleserye, Tayong Dalawa (The Two of Us).
The first time I heard that song was many years ago, and it was sung by Rey Valera (the vid below probably contains scenes from the I Love New York [or is it I Luv New York?] soap starring Jennylyn Mercado and Mark Herras, circa 2006):
Children’s Party at Acropolis
Attended a children’s party yesterday at the Acropolis Clubhouse. Got to see Vincent and Chichi Buita. Also saw Chin Lee. Congrats to Philip and Malot Coronel for a successful birthday party (fantastic balloons! truly a labor of love). The kids enjoyed watching the parade of pets.
Thank you also to the party host (didn’t catch his name), who assured the kids that there will be no dancing and singing. Nor was there the ever-popular “Bring Me…” game.
Instead, he had new games such as “Guess a Number from 1 to 30” for the kids, and “Hula hoop, skip rope, jellyace race” for the yayas. The Name-That-Disney-Tune was a blast (I hope the glasses and tables didn’t break from all that banging), and the Back-to-the-80s brought back fond memories… Didn’t realize there were so many parents who danced many a high school night away 25 years ago. They were able to name-that-tune in as quickly as half a second. 😀
(DISCLOSURE: Edited a lot of grammatical mistakes.)
Filipino In Skittles Commercial
Found out from Reyna Elena about this Skittles commercial (TVC) in 2009.
The campaign is called “Reflect the Rainbow” (probably because there are so many differently colored Skittles), and the TVC shows a man getting measured by a Thai tailor for a suit. In front of the two men are three mirrors, each mirror showing a different customer.
Although we have 3 different customers reflected in the mirror, they mimic the main customer’s movements. After a while, however, the rightmost reflection stops and starts eating some Skittles. The tailor then berates the reflection in Thai, while the reflection answers back… in Tagalog!
Eh nagugutom ako eh. – Well I’m hungry.
Nagugutom na ako (eh) di kakain ako. – I’m hungry, so I’ll eat now.
Wag mo naman akong… – Please don’t (do something to, or treat) me…
P____ang ina, gutom…. – SOB! I’m hungry…
The words are not that clear because of all the shouting. Anyway, check out the comments about the video in YouTube.
It’s not often we get to hear Tagalog/Filipino spoken in a multi-national TV commercial. 🙂
How To Disclose Blog Edits
For newcomers interested in credibility in blogging, here’s a tip on how to disclose your blog edits. It’s just a short piece of HTML code which you can easily type, so don’t worry. And after you’re done with this mini-tutorial, you can say that you even learned a bit of HTML. 🙂
“E” Relevant SMS Break
Let’s take a break with one of those fun SMS text messages we love to forward to friends, relatives, and who-evs. 🙂
Do you know what’s the unluckiest letter in the alphabet?
Betrayal By Blogging
There is some amount of truth in the “power” of blogging. Believe it or not, but your words online do have an impact on your readers, even on those who are not exactly your fans. And if the readers are your fans, then your blog posts can have an even stronger, long-term effect.
Yes, your words can leave some of your regular readers feeling betrayed.
Here are some ways you can unwittingly (and perhaps unintentionally) exemplify betrayal by blogging: