Friday, January 27, 2012

The Cyberspace Acronyms Using Website Logos


Cyberspace acronyms are the internet counterpart on reacting to jokes, stories and conversation. Through these acronyms, one can express his response if the conversation is channelled by cyberspace through social media, chat platform and emails. Who would have thought that a simple cyberspace acronym LOL is equivalent to laughing while slapping your thigh and throwing your head back? That’s Laugh Out Loud anyway.

Website Logo on the other hand is the image representation of a particular website. This is part of a branding so that users will have a recall if they see the logo. Usually, logo should be as simple as possible. It will represent your website, so it should look clean. No wonder almost all social media and websites are using a simple alphabet to represent their logo.

While we are into this, let’s reroute from a serious blog post to a light and maybe funny one. This idea dawned on me while I was riding on a jeepney going home from work. I will post common cyberspace acronyms using the website logos.

Let’s start with this:
            
      1. FTW= For The Win.

Facebook-Twitter-Wordpress

 
1.       2. BTW= By The Way

Blogger-Twitter-Wordpress

 
1.       3. BB= Be Back

Blogger-Blogger


 4. BBS= Be Back Soon

Blogger-Blogger-Skype


 
     5.  FFT= Food For Thought

Facebook-Facebook-Twitter

 
     6.  SFT= Sorry For That

Skype-Facebook-Twitter


     7.  SW= So What

Skype-Wordpress


And.......

Sorry, I can’t define, I’m sleepy. LOL

Friday, January 20, 2012

Possible Davaoeno Housemates of Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Season 4


KUYA of Pinoy Big Brother is currently searching for the next batch of housemates for the Season 4 of Teen Edition. Basically, he is looking for teenagers (13 to 17 years old) to be the guest of his house for the upcoming Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Season 4.

Now, it’s Davaoeno Teens time to shine as Kuya visited Davao to search for teen housemates. In order to be a housemate, you must have a strong personality, you must stand out from the crowd and you must have a good Pinoy Teen quality. And by crowd, I mean this:



In order to win Kuya’s heart, you must endure whatever it takes to get his attention including waiting for a long line like this:


You see, the road to being a housemate is not that easy. However, I’ve spotted some interesting personalities in the crowd which I think could make it to Kuya’s house. Here is my list of possible Davaoeno and Davaoena PBB Teen Edition Season 4 housemates:

Disclaimer: This is just my own opinion. PBB management has always the last and final list of housemates. 

Possible Davao Teen Housemate Number 1: Joyce 
Approximate Age: 15 to 16 years old

She’s the first girl teen auditionee who catches my attention because she’s so noisy. She’s been talking with her friends sharing her experiences during the audition all out loud and I guess this is the kind of personality that Kuya and viewers like. When I asked her if I could take a picture, one second she hesitated, then she stroke a post for me. LOL. I like her because I think there will be no dull moment if you are with her. She’s like Alex Gonzaga for me , personality wise. I hope Kuya would choose her.


Possible Davao Teen Housemate Number 2: Jericho 
Approximate Age: 16 to 17 years old

He was just sitting in one corner quietly, and when I asked him for a picture taking for blog feature, he never hesitated. He looks like a good guy and we need this kind of housemate in Kuya’s house.


Possible Davao Teen Housemate Number 3: Jacklyn 
Approximate Age: 13 to 15 years old

She has a charming personality and she is morena. Kuya must start picking girls with morena beauty because it’s not good to see all white and mestiza girls on TV. She could be the best representative of a true teen Filipina beauty.


Possible Davao Teen Housemate Number 4: Lance 
Approximate Age: 16 to 17 years old

He may not have the artista look or a matinee idol material, but he has an interesting personality which I think attractive on TV. He looks like a street smart kid who will do everything and anything to win. Kuya like this kind of personality, so I have a good feeling Lance will be chosen. He looks awkward in this picture because he can’t believe somebody is taking his picture.



Possible Davao Teen Housemate Number 5: Jess
Approximate Age: 16 to 17 years old

With her looks and her appeal, this sweet girl I think came from a rich family. She’s so busy when I took this picture but she still smiled on my camera, so she took my heart, I mean, my vote for that. I want to see her more on TV, so please, KUYA, if you are reading this post, pick her…I'm begging...


Possible Davao Teen Housemate Number 6: Michael 
Approximate Age: 13 to 14 years old

Ask me to define BAGETS and I will give you Michael. He is the perfect image of the word BAGETS. He looks so young and I think we need young people like him in Kuya’s house. I had this funny conversation with Michael about blogging and social media before we took this picture, like, I need to explain to him about blogging so he knows where I will post this picture. LOL


Possible Davao Teen Housemate Number 7: Althea 
Approximate Age: 13 to 14 years old

This is the girl with a stage mother. LOL. Actually, it’s her mother who convinced her for this picture taking. I find her attractive and cool, so I bet she will be one of those lucky housemates. I even told her mother “Malay mo, sumikat yong anak mo, at least na meet ko na in person”, and she laughed.


Possible Davao Teen Housemate Number 8: Cristina 
Approximate Age: 13 to 14 years old

She’s the youngest face I’ve seen in the crowd of the auditioneers. She’s so pretty, I guess she’s a mestiza. I was not able to ask her about this, but yeah, she looks so young. I was even tempted to ask her if she would audition for Going Bulilit or PBB. LOL


Possible Davao Teen Housemate Number 8 and 9: Demi and Jaren 
Approximate Age: 17 to 18 years old

These two girls act, talk and move like mature people, but they are teenagers. I will be happy if Kuya will include them this season.


They are the ones who got my vote and I am positive one of them will make it to Kuya’s house. Here are some aspiring housemates talking about their experience during the audition:


Boys Teen aspiring housemates on their way to the audition area. Good luck guys:


I admire mothers who support the dream of their children.


And look who is the celebrity visitor of the day. No other than, ex housemate Tol of PBB.


I admire the Davaoeno and Davaoena teens who attended the PBB Teen Edition Season 4 audition at SM Davao because they believe in their dreams.

The official list of housemates for PBB Teen edition Season 4 will be revealed soon.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I Oppose SOPA and PIPA


If you think SOPA and PIPA are just like any ordinary soup acronym like LOL and BRB, think again.

SOPA or Stop Online Piracy Act better known as House Bill 3261 was introduced in the US House of Representatives to prevent stealing American-produced content (eventually, any nation’s content).

PIPA on the other hand means Protect IP Act. The purpose of this is to protect goods and products that are copied by counterfeiters.

Sounds good right? But the big question here is: WHY all good and famous websites oppose SOPA and PIPA? Take a look at the list below of the websites who oppose these acts:
  1. TwitPic
  2. Minecraft
  3. Wikipedia
  4. Reddit
  5. Google
  6. Wordpress.org
  7. Mozilla
  8. Godaddy
  9. Namecheap
  10. Free Press
  11. Reddit
  12. Flickr
  13. Tumblr
  14. Vimeo
  15. Digibase
  16.  
     
Thanks to sopastrike.com for the list, you can visit the website to view the complete list.

As you can see, these are credible social media, search engine and video hosting websites. It’s so alarming that they are all against SOPA and PIPA.

It’s so ironic that I visited Wikipedia (one of the protesters) to search the effect of SOPA and PIPA to the internet users and here is what I found out:


WIKIPEDIA website is currently black out to show their protest against SOPA and PIPA. The message is “Imagine a World without Free Knowledge”.

So, in a micro perspective, I will state my own reasons as a blogger and as an internet user why I oppose SOPA and PIPA.

As a blogger, I oppose SOPA and PIPA because:

  1. Ad providers like Google AdSense, Federated Media, etc. will be required to stop providing ad service to the site.

As a blogger, I am earning from blog through the advertisers. If SOPA and PIPA will require advertisers to stop providing ad services, bloggers all around the world will be sad.

  1. PayPal, Visa, Mastercard and any other Payment providers will be required to terminate service to the site.

Some bloggers are selling goods online, some bloggers are also accepting website donation through PayPal and other payment gateways. Now, with SOPA and PIPA, these could not be possible anymore.

  1. Websites Could be Censored

The SOPA and PIPA will give government the power to censor a website. As a blogger, I was alarmed with this because this will not only ban your website, but also remove your links from the search engines.

As a user, I oppose SOPA and PIPA because:

  1. Your ISP can block your access to the website for 5 days
  2. Your downloads, uploads and link sharing will be closely monitored
  3. This will be a threat to Social Media and Online communities

Piracy is already part of the internet. SOPA and PIPA could not resolve the piracy issue. It would just hold every internet user in the neck. Let’s STOP Piracy, let’s STOP SOPA and let’s stop PIPA.

Friday, January 13, 2012

My Answer to the Question “How to Live A Life of Miracles?”


I accidentally purchased this book entitled “How to Live A Life of Miracles” by Bo Sanchez. I bought this book because I want to get his autograph. As an avid reader of his articles in Kerygma magazine and some of his inspiring books, meeting Bo Sanchez is a once in a lifetime opportunity. But what really called my attention and made me decide to buy this book is the disclaimer posted in the cover page of the book which says:

 
Who doesn’t want to be successful? I am fully aware that this is just part of the promotion, but I know that each of us has some perspective in life that needs to be changed and reading books like this can help us initiate the change we need to implement in our lives. Knowing the fact that it is Bo Sanchez wrote the book, it is already given that the content is very realistic, something that you could relate and you can apply to your very own life.


The book has revealed the 7 keys for you to open yourself to Blessings and Happiness in life. This sounds promising, but it is the title that really struck me. 

“How to Live a life of Miracles?”

I don’t have any single idea how, and why we need miracles. WE need money, we need food, we need shelter, we need each other. But miracles? Why? Only sick people and dying people and desperate people need it. So why are we going to struggle our self in the pursuit of miracles? I don’t need it, and I’m sure every single happy man can live without it.

But after reading the book, I realized I was wrong. I realized that whether we need it or not, we are living under the mercy of miracles, and we are not aware about that. It took a little briefing for us to realize that it exists and it is just thriving around us and we just need to be AWARE about it so we can live a life of miracles. 

If you are not aware yet, then I would like to inform you that you are a miracle. Yes, you. Your body, your personality and your life. You are a living testimony that there are miracles as opposed to Nora Aunor’s famous line “Walang Himala”. Can you imagine how many sperm cells raced their way to unite with your mother’s egg cell just to produce you? If you are going to think about it, it’s so amazing how God works for your existence here on earth. From the moment your mother and your father met, you are already destined to live. Ask your parents to share their love story and you will realize that the story happened because of you, because of God’s plan for your existence. I think it’s enough to be considered as a miracle. If your father met other woman, then there will be no you. Amazing right?


In the book, you will find the 7 keys to achieve a miraculous life which can be generally defined aa successful, happy, blessed and contented life. Miracles are gift from God and only those who are worthy can receive it from God. You remember the exodus of Israelites from Egypt to the land of promise? God has given them the opportunity to enjoy the land of flowing milk and honey, but because some of them are just too afraid to take the risk, only few Israelites were able to enter the land of promise. Just like the Israelites, God has promised miracles in our life. We are all entitled to enjoy a happy and successful life. But the question is, are you worthy and ready for this kind of life? Let’s go back to the Israelites. After the struggles of escaping from Egypt, they were able to reach the land of promise, but they stayed camping outside the land for another 40 years because they are afraid to face the giants that occupied the place. God has a promise, a wonderful promise to each of us, but it is not easy to reach God’s promise. There are many giants along the way that we must face. If there’s an easy way to success, then I bet all of us are rich right now. Only those who have the courage to face the giants can get the reward. In the case of Israelites, only Joshua and his family fought against the giand and they are the only Israelites who entered the land of flowing milk and honey, the land of abundance, the land that God had promised to all Israelties. Even Moses and other Israelites were not able to enter the land because they became cowards when they saw the giants.
The point here is, if you want to live a life of miracle, you must be courageous enough to accept miracles. There is no easy way there, you must face your own giants. Every day is a battle, and only those who can stand against the enemies can receive and live a life of miracles.


I suggest you read the book, it is very inspirational and it will provide you good spiritual insights on how to become successful in life. So next time you say, “Nakakainggit naman si Henry Sy, ang daming pera” or “I wish ako na lang si Piolo Pascual, kasi sikat na sikat”, or “Sana maging katulad ako ni Manny Pangilinan o kaya ni Mr. Lopez”, think!!! These wealthy, famous and great people work their way to success. Like us, they are not exempted to trials and struggles. But because they believe and they have the courage to face life, they reached that status in life. If they were able to do it, you can also do it. The question is are you courageous enough to trek the road to success?


For me, I am still mastering this kind of attitude. I know that 3 to 5 years from now, I can be somebody. And in that moment, I will brag about my success, not because I want to get attention and praises, but because I want to inspire others and teach them HOW TO LIVE A LIFE OF MIRACLES.


With God, I know I can fly high.
God bless you.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Conyo Problems Quotes and Meaning


So I was reading these tweets from Conyo Problems with Twitter name @Conyo_Problems and I can't help but laugh like crazy. And because I found it entertaining, I picked up some of my favorite quotes from Conyo Problems.

But, what does Conyo means ba talaga? Like, Where it came from? Believe me, I was so surprised when I found out that the meaning in Spanish is so bastos. I am like a wholesome guy, so I don't wanna post it here on my blog the Spanish meaning. But anyway, according to Urban Dictionary, the Filipino meaning of Conyo is this:

A semi-derogatory term for people who seem to be high-class and vain or conscious about their social status and speak in Taglish or broken-Tagalog mixed with English.

EXAMPLE:

Wow, you're so conyo, you don't even know what dilis is! That's fried fish!
So don't be surprised if this blogpost is a combination of English Tagalog words kasi nga I want to be in a charcter di ba? Like, I want to become realistic, so don't ask more question kasi ako ay irita na. Ano ba...LOL

In short, Conyo people are those rich people who speak in pasosyal way. I think perfect example of this is Kris Aquino. Para sa akin lang yon ha, I don't know about your idea.

But anyway, let's start the fun na nga. Here are some of favorite tweets from @Conyo_Problems:

*yaya! its the end of the world,can you call dad and make tell to buy me a new Planet? #conyoproblems

* Yaya, it's the end of the world, can you die for me? #conyoproblems

*Yaya!! It's so dark in my kwarto and I can't see anything.. Tell dad to buy me new eyes nga.. #conyoproblems


*Yaya, I want to make tambay outside the house right now but its night na. Scary. Tell dad to buy the sun. #conyoproblems

*Is it raining? Ohh yaya, can you get the red carpet for me, i don't want my shoes to get wet ehh. #conyoproblems

*OMG! Yaya, please don't make tapak the ipis, baka it will make wasak the insides on the GRANITE tiles! #conyoproblems

*It's so cold, yaya make sunog the other yaya pls. #conyoproblems

*OMG! Is that a pimple on my face? Mommy, buy me a new face na! #conyoproblems

*IPIS!!!!!!! Yaya, Bring me the iPad and let's slap this and make this ipis die. Oh, here's my DSLR. I'll just use this... #ConyoProblems

*Are you messing with me? I'll tell Asiong to bang bang you na! We're like, so tight kaya. #conyoproblems

*Dad, Nasira ipod ko. Pakitawagan nga si adele at pakantahin mo dito sa bahay natin. #conyoproblems

*Yaya, Can you make hiwalay 3 in 1 coffee? I don't like sugar kasi eh. #conyoproblems

*"daddy, I'm so confuse if which one to buy talaga.. can we like buy the mall na lng. please?" #conyoproblems

*Oh my! That guy snatched my iPhone! Quick! Chase him yaya!!! ......and GIVE HIM MY CHARGER! #conyoproblems

*OMG! I'm so taba na.yaya, please sip my fats. #ConyoProblems

*"sa jeep"... Conyo: Manong do you accept all major credit cards?  #ConyoProblems

*Yaya, can you like make buhat buhat me? Ang dirty ng ground ehh. #ConyoProblems

 *"I want your boyfriend. How much is he?" #ConyoProblems

* Yaya, can you make gamit na lang GPS to find my prince charming. You know, he might be stucked somewhere. #conyoproblems

* Yaya, I'm pagod na in pangunguya this bubble gum, Can u chew it for me? #ConyoProblems

Sooo dami talaga mga Conyo Tweets na nakaaliw and I am tired na. So yaya, can we finish this blogpost and share to madlang people?
And of course, I tweeted my own original #conyoproblems quote din. Here are my original quotes:

*Ewww....yaya, please don't make dikit to my skin....because only Belo touches my skin. #ConyoProblems

*Daddy #ConyoProblems is not trending on Twitter anymore..Can you make bili the Twitter na so we can trend forever?

*I so hate my body. Yaya, can you get Jennifer's body for me? #ConyoProblems

*girl1: oi,ang ganda naman ng suot mo, saang mall mo yan binili?

  girl2: ah, sa bahay ko to binili

  girl1: sa bahay nyo?

  girl2: oo, sa SM..bahay namin ang SM eh, bakit ba?

 *yaya, makati ang likod ko..can you make kamot nga, gamitin mo yong gold scratcher ha #ConyoProblems

*One thing I hate about christmas is that, all malls are on christmas sale.Hindi tuloy ako makashop kasi the items are so cheap. So kadiri #ConyoProblems

*While on the road stuck on the traffic.

PULUBI: maam palimos po

CONYO: Yaya, please give this pulubi my iPhone4s #ConyoProblems

*like yaya's not here, so i'm gonna make init the food from the fridge to the microwave #ConyoProblems

*im really worried na talaga,I felt like we're getting poor. kasi yesterday I got 20 kidnap threat, now, I only got 10.OhmyGod #ConyoProblems

 *Oh no, my new MacAir has gasgas on the side. Daddy, urgent, you need to buy new MacAir for me.Now na #ConyoProblems

*Yaya,i don't like the tissue you bought me.akin na yong crispy 1000 peso bill,yan na lang gawin kong tissue coz it's so smooth #ConyoProblems


And for all of these, I only have one conclusion: SIKAT na si YAYA...Ikaw na!!! 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Department of Tourism 1 For Fun Campaign Reveals New Slogan

To support the new campaign for Department of Tourism tagged "1 For Fun", I will help dessiminate information about the campaign here on my blog.

The campaign will summarize what Philippine Tourism has to offer for this year 2012. The previous DOT campaigns have been very controversial and failed to really launched Philippine tourism at its best. For the "1 For Fun" campaign, we will all witness the new and improved strategy of DOT to campaign Philippines. According to the source, the new campaign of DOT will capture the spirit of Filipino people and the Philippines. It is so enticing that it would make you want to join the campaign.


The new slogan of the Department of Tourism of the Republic of the Philippines is "It's more fun in the Philippines".


What do you think of our new slogan?

We may have  nice beaches and great places, but according to DOT Sec. Mon Jimenez, "It is the Filipino that completes the Philippine experience."

These are my top 10 reasons why "It's more fun in the Phillipines"

1. It's more fun in the Philippines because we always laugh about our problems and stay positive no matter what.



2. It's more fun in the Philippines because stagnant flood water becomes instant swimming pool



3. It's more fun in the Philippines because you will see basketball ring and videoke machines everywhere


 
4. It's more fun in the Philippines because of pandesal and coffee in the morning



5. It's more fun in the Philippines because we puck our lips to give directions



6. It's more fun in the Philippines because of the Tarsiers in Bohol


 
7. It's more fun in the Philippines because foreigners can easily adapt to our culture

 

8. It's more fun in the Philippines because we roast pig and put it at the table as a whole



9. It's more fun in the Philippines because we have dancing stewardess and traffic enforcers



10. t's more fun in the Philippines because we always give extra service to our visitors, in short, hospitable.

So, how about you? Why do you think It's more fun in the Philippines?

Disclaimer: Photos used on this blogpost are provided by the Google Images.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

How to Get your Body Shape Back this New Year?


Happy New Year everyone!!!

Now that New Year celebration is over, I am sure that most of us will get common reaction when we go back to our respective offices and schools. Thanks to the Christmas and New Year holidays and celebration for the additional weight gained. We forgot the diet and because foods are available everywhere during the holidays, we can’t help but to eat and eat until we become unconscious of our bodies. 

The first thing that we want to do this new year is to get our body back to shape. Here are the three most effective tips that you can try to get your body shape back:

      1.       Do your old dieting technique 

If you are on a diet, I am sure you have your own methodologies and techniques to plan your diet. Weight gain is inevitable especially during New Year and Christmas, but if you have an effective dieting technique, you can always recycle the steps and do it all over again. If you’ve managed to stay on shape using your diet, you can still use it even after weight gain. So, recall your dieting technique and redo it this New Year. This is the time of the year wherein you need it the most.

        2.       Exercise More

Exercise to maintain body shape is different than exercise to lose weight. If you used to exercise 30 minutes a day, three times a week just to maintain your body shape, you might need to do it double to lose some extra pounds. You can go back to your old exercise routine after you have achieved the right weight for you.

         3.       Discipline

Discipline is still the best thing you should impose to yourself to get your body shape back. Sometimes, getting fat is not enough motivation for us to do diet and exercise. In the first place, if you have discipline for yourself, you don’t need to enforce yourself to double your effort to diet and exercise because you watch and weigh what you are eating, so there’s a slim chance to gain weight and lose your body shape.

So put these three things in your mind, Diet, Exercise and Discipline are the three best things you can do to get your body shape back this New Year.