Thursday, December 15, 2011
Tired from a 3-hour ride from Davao to General Santos City, I was determined to crawl into whatever surface that will allow me a few hours of sleep before the Blogfest 2.0 the following day. Avel, Blogfest 2. organizer and Socksargen Bloggers leader, ushered us to this fab place that eventually charmed me that I wish it was my home sweet home. Below are the reasons why:
1. The SpaceGuada’s Villa is small enough for privacy and big enough to accommodate a big family.
The space is not crampy to accommodate families. Three families could share the Villa. The rooms are spacious enough for people to be comfortable even if there are more than eight people present. It is spacious but not big enough to lose family members, especially rowdy children.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
A movement without structure cannot last. Fragmented movements self-destruct. Eventually, bloggers will need to come together around particular issues. So, the formation of a National Bloggers Association (NBA) was no surprise. However, many bloggers across the Philippines find blogging personal not business.
The NBA was suggested in the aftermath of the "Big Bad Blogger Issue". The issue concerned a marketing group earning hundreds of thousands of pesos by exploiting a blogger while paying him a only a few thousand pesos to gather fellow bloggers for events and encouraging them to write reviews. From this perspective, the unethical behaviour of the marketing group needs regulating. They effectively sold the results achieved by the blogger without disclosing this and without fair compensation. So, was "Big Bad Blogger" really the culprit? If anything, he is ignorant or naive--this blogger performed work without understanding the terms and the context undervalueing his worth as an "organizer" when the PR firm hired him not solely as a blogger but rather as a someone to deliver the results for their clients.
Monday, March 07, 2011
I find this video interesting. It's amazing how simple, and funny, things like this sheds light to some trivial little misconceptions. Yes, it was done in jest and what he talks about may not be accurate but it paints a certain picture as to why pinoys' accent, sometimes, is such.
1. Spanish colonialism - 300 years of spanish colonialism added influence to the pinoy's persepective and language. The spanish language is heavily mandated by accent. Words ending in a vowel; n or s are stressed on the first syllable -- e.g. libro, mesa, lunes. Words ending in consonant (not N and S), the stress is on the last syllable -- e.g. papel, verdad
2. The Filipino Alphabet - Alibata, our very own alphabet do not have an F or a TH
Monday, February 21, 2011
We started off in a fun photo caravan with other Tagum photographers as the City Information Office (CIO) spearheaded by City Information Officer III Edwin B. Lasquite toured us around to take photos of the city and its spots. Being located far from the shoreline and with no integral scenic spots to boast off, Tagum decided to create parks and festivals to attract guests and visitors. Now boasting 14 festivals in a year and parks all throughout the city, so many that even the public cemetery has one, Tagum was able to create happenings to boost business and tourism.