Monday, October 31, 2011

Tulong sa Paggawa ng Tauhan- Nanowrimo & T.O.P.

Know your character. I have been told and I have told other younger writers about this. To some people making a character is easier. They are usually those kinda of people who love to observe people. Believe me, if you start making life stories of people you see at the mall while you are sitting waiting for a friend who is always at least an hour late to a meeting, you best have a handy-dandy notebook. I have been know to write character ideas on receipts. ^.^

Try reading up on archetypes here. Found it in the pinoywrimos' blog. I am reading it now.

There is a link to a character sheet. I think it wouldn't hurt if you had one of this in your file. As your template.

The hardest part about making a character is not making him or her but making his or her actions consistent to the personality that you have conjured. If you based that person to a real person, then it might be easier but what if that character is a collection of different people (which is usually the case) or  a completely fictional character, then the consistency of his actions is the problem or where the confusion actually starts.

So it's best to map out one's character.


Kilalanin mo ang iyong mga tauhan. Maraming beses ko nang narinig at nasabi ito. Me mga taong kayang gumawa ng mga tauhan. Pero ang mahirap talaga ay ang pagpapanatiling tama ng mga reaksyon at pananalita ng mga tauhan mo sa iyong nobela. Kung ikaw ang tipo ng tao na pwede gumawa ng mga "tauhan" sa pamamagitan ng panunood ng mga tao sa mall, maswerte ka. Siguraduhing meron kang sulatan ng mga possibleng kwento o tauhang maiisip mo. Kahit sa resibo mo pa isulat basta wag mong iwawala ang pinagsulatan mo. Sayang din un.

Subukan mo ang listahang ito. Pwede mong gamitin iyang batayan ng mga tauhan mo. Para di mo malimutan ang anumang aspeto ng kanilang pagkatao. Pero maaari ka ring magdagdag.

Hindi na rin masama kung maggagawa ka ng character diagram. Para hindi ka malito kung sinong katipan ng kung sino. O kung anong koneksiyon ng isang tao sa isa pa.

Kung serye at maraming magkakamag-anak sa iyong mga kwento marapating maggawa ng isang family tree nang hindi ka maloka sa dami ng mga tauhang nagka-anak na o nagkatuluyan.

Di ba cool un? Mas malinaw kung sakaling me makalimutan ka. Magandang i-print ito o gawin wallpaper para matandaan mo ito kung saka-sakali. O panatiliing nakabukas pag nagsusulat.

Sana ay natulungan ko kayo ngayong makagawa ng mas organisadong grupo ng mga tauhan. ^.^

*Thanks to the sites that I have linked here. I learned a lot!*

Confessions of Pinaywriter on Nanowrimo 2011

If it wasn't enough that I have to think of a plot of Yobo (seriously sorry Norby), edit 31 novels ++ and write my own, I have joined the 2011 Nanowrimo thingy. If you are from the Philippines, you might want to go to the regional group site and get some tips. I haven't attended any of the plot party or meet and greets because of budget and shyness (that's new for me too). I am thinking that I probably won't finish the 50,000 requirement but I plan to write more than I did the last time. So far I have a story that I want to tell. So I think that would come in handy. And it would also help me vent out some of my angry. This piece would definitely not see the light of day but I prefer that I put my aggravation somewhere. I got a play out of JL and me, I got a romance novel out of Mark and me. So wouldn't it just be so me to make a Nanowrimo about my last trip to Romantica?

And in this one I would not be the victim. I actually think people are going to think my character, yes of course she is going to be me, what else can I write about, is quite plainly a crazy sociopath-like bitch. I won't write the version of me that was victimized by love but the me who caused people pain, manipulated people's emotion and eventually deluded herself that she knew what love meant for her. Then of course, there has to be a change of heart, a willingness to accept mistakes and to try one's best to find answers.

And this time, the answers aren't going to be pretty. And I love it.

I don't have an ending yet. I don't plan to kill anyone in this piece though. Except maybe the last remaining guilt feelings of being left behind and/or being a horrible ex-girlfriend.

I don't know if you can read it hear but here's my piece for Nanowrimo 2011, Confessions of Pinaywriter : Love - Fact or Fiction. You still have a day to join, well, more or less 16 hours. So try it out!

October 31, 2011 word count: 0 of 50,000

Friday, October 28, 2011

Can't Love, Write

Those who can't love, write. it's almost like the saying those who can't do, teach. But I know for a fact that both statements are not true. I know a few real writers and I have it in good confidence that they are in loving relationships. I think this applies more to editors. Okay, so it applies to me, happy? ^.^

That's the disadvantage of being a realist who writes fiction who wants life not to imitate art but just be...I don't know...logical.

I will have to go home during the weekend and I am sure my family would be bugging me about this. I would just have to brush it off as per usual and use my superpowers of "Back off or I'll ask you even more uncomfy questions". Cue the worried faces of oldies who want me to be saddled with a kid or two by now since I am "not getting any younger" and "I should give my parents grandchildren".

I would be back to dodging weirdos at family events that well-meaning relatives would "introduce to me." I am sure the introduction this time would be "This is Biatch Cousin, she just broke up with her boyfriend. She wants to date a man." And enter really repulsive not my type ogling guy who doesn't seem to have any chance of procreating unless the woman is blind and worst, not able to smell anything. Cue my civil smirk and my monotonous voice "We broke up because I like women too." And the pervert would actually be more interested in talking to me and offer me a drink which I would refuse "I am on a diet." and the clueless monkey would compliment me on my curves. And say that he likes his women real not stick-like. To which I would roll my eyes mentally and say with me eyes, "You would fuck a doll if your small dick would just fit in it." But what I would really do is ask the most uncomfortable question, "So, why are you single?" And then I would pretend to need to get more food. To which the asshole would probably say "Kala mo kung sinong maganda." which I would hear and I would turn around, raise an eyebrow give him the worst demeaning once-over then laugh my evil sultry snort. Walk away then laugh outloud like I was keeping it in.

I do not look forward to that. Thank God I won't have to do that any time soon. No one is getting married these days. And the weirdos are all coupled up they won't mind me. ^.^

I have main actors to weave and leading men to pair up to normal run o the mill ladies with unbelievable fortune of meeting someone who fits their lives.

On my end, I just need to dodge people who would make me feel guilty that I did what I thought was best for me and him. That in the end he would be free to love someone who would not hurt him ever.

I have novels to edit and stories to write. I simply can't afford the distraction towards my dream.

And besides it Nanowrimo time. I would be busy in November.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Life and Wicca

Good thing I am a monster then. ^.^ Boo-yah!~ *Still need to put together my Witchy get-up for Monday. This is the only time in the year that i can be my true self. ^.^ I need a hat.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Officially an EVIL exGF

He's in the hospital. Break-up then collapse then hospital then MRI procedures. *closes eyes* *presses nosebridge between eyes* I can't do anything but pray for him like his dad asked me too.

Yes, I told you so's are welcome. Let me have it.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Great Expectations

I didn't know. I should have known better than to open my heart again. I should never settle, my friends said. But when I love someone I am this person who sparkles in giddiness. But then when the glitters fade, I am this vortex of emotion. I suck things in, the good, the bad and the awful.
I thought that I learned my lesson after Mark not to support a man who can't make himself happy on his own. Not to love someone who thinks that being clingy is a way to show love. Not to love someone who makes promises that he can't keep. Someone who won't hurt me by inaction. Someone who won't get jealous of my dream to be a writer.

I did my best to understand and I did my best to explain that there are things that I had to do that would take up my time. I am tired of explaining. I give up. I hoped this time he would be the one who would call or talk or even text to make things work. I told him to not say I am sorry but to show me that he was going to make things better.

But he chose to sit on his ass and wait for me to cool off and to come to him and make things better.

Inaction is always the safe way to do it.

I need someone who can take the leap, face my temper head on and to show me that I can rely on him in the future.

If you think you survived the aftermath, you are wrong. I was actually restraining myself. Today the numbness set it. Yesterday I waited, my heart ached every time I looked at my phone and there was not a single message from you.

One message, one brave message would have been okay. But I stood in line, waiting for a festival movie to begin. And I realized, that I haven't found someone who would enjoy the things that I love. I haven't found someone who understands my needs. Because I found someone who still doesn't know what he wants in his life.

I can't fix a person's life for him. I can't make you happy if I am unhappy too. My happy thoughts are depleted. I am doing my best to make new ones.

You aren't one of them now. You are now the blackhole in the center of my solar system. You are taking more than you can give and I am beginning to think you are not capable of giving me anything that can sustain the expanding of my universe.

I love you, but like the others who came and went, you are dangerously close to losing the best love you will have in your life. Yes, that's me. You thick-headed dense frack.

I don't care if you got sick. I don't care. Excuses don't make things better. I was sick too. I am sick of all of this.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Man up

Sometimes I feel like it's my fault. I think I spoiled you. I think I am being too hard on you too. I think it's never going to change, I tried to be understanding, I tried to be tough, I tried to be open-minded but it's not working. You are still irresponsible. You are still immature and you are still thinking of yourself before thinking about what would make me happier. And you still think it's cute when you try to tell me that you would punish yourself to make up for your mistakes. Self-flagellation is not cute nor is it a way to make up for things. Active, pro-activeness, positive thinking, happy thoughts, strong and responsible actions, common sense. I need this from the man I will spend the rest of my life with. Not this.

I know that it was a mistake to try to make you understand that my writing and my editing would keep me busy. I know that it's hard to understand that we can't see each other as often as, say college or co-worker couples could. I know it's hard to understand that since you never had a good experience with that kind of set up. The bitch who did that to you was just using you as a buffer and a lapdog. But I have explained countless times that I am not her. Sure we have the same major but I am not her. She's a bitch, I am a biatch. Totally different thing. Believe me.

I tried to explain that I am not your mother, your shrink or the clown that is supposed to nag you, try to get your dark dark emo thoughts out of your head or make you laugh when you are putting yourself down. I am your girlfriend. And in a relationship it has to be GIVE AND TAKE. And being in an adult relationship is HARD. It's freaking bloody hard.

We need to compromise. We need to be responsible with each other's lives and our happiness. We need to learn how to adapt to each other. I am ready to give up but luckily, I am not the quitting kind. Don't apologize, I hate apologizes and baby talk. They are empty. I don't like promises and vows, men and women break them all the time.

I need action. I need effort. I need common sense.

I need you to man up.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

2LT JD Khe: Final Salute

I hate this year, my friend died in Basilan. Grabe. Senior ko siya nung nagROTC officer ako. *iyak* Please place 2LT Jose Delphin Khe(2Lt, Special Forces, Philippine Army) in your prayers. I will make a soldier hero like him someday. When I write my series about my ROTC officers. I was planning to write it someday (pagpublished writer na ako) pero ngayon hindi ko na siya mabibigyan ng kopya. Ang sakit sa pakiramdam na hindi ko na siya (madalas aksidente ko silang nakikita sa febfair eh). Tuwing me ganitong balita lagi kong binubulong na sana hindi isa sa mga kakilala ko ang nasa listahan ng mga naging casualty. When people ask me about why I like men in uniform, these guys are the reasons why. They look tough, the have dreams that are related to peace and those soldiers in the Martha Cecilia novels can't hold a candle to these men that I know personally. They are heroes, the real kind. Someday I will share their stories to everyone in my own way.


The Soldier stood and faced God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
... Just as bright as his brass.

"Step forward you Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"

The Solider squared his shoulders and said
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns
Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work on Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just to steep,

And I never passed a cry for help
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgement of his God.

"Step forward now, you Soldier,
You've borne your burden well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."

Then my senior in ROTC *in red no less* 2LT JD Khe

I remembered one thing from that one time we tried to do a mission. I saw him right next to me. The guy gave me a fright. But somehow I knew someday he would be doing that for real. True enough he did.

Rest in God's hands, sir.

This is my btw, when I was still an ROTC COCC

 No that is not my twin brother. That's me.

Saw this in FB, *tears*

There is no such thing as a short-lived life by Sittie Norhanie Lao H. Lao 

Friday, October 14, 2011

MIG AYESA IN MANILA JUNE 2012 : Fangirl 3.0

I just love fangirling about real artists. Sorry I might be all over Korean singers lately making fanfics and crap but the love I have (my friend and I have) for Mig Ayesa is never going to be eclipsed by those idol groups.

So as usual this fangirl moment started with a facebook message.

Thanks Toni I never got the autographed thingy but I hope I can see him in person!!! That would be so worth it!!! I could just die and go to fangurl heaven!

Then I went to the link and saw this

I have time to save! And buy a super camera! Or at least a phone that can take pictures and videos and all that jazz!!!

And I almost died of happiness because I realized I would have time to save up for it. And that my friend would just die because she won't be able to see him. I promise to borrow a digital camera or have one of my own by then, Reina.

Once again Mig saved me on a super bad depressing day since I was really freaked out about the rape-murder case of Given Grace from UPLB.

My kerfag (korean idol fangirl) friends are going to a viral concert tomorrow for Super Junior. But they can't hold a candle to our MIG A! Yey!

2012 can be the end of the world just as long as it doesn't happen in June. K, Lord? Thanks.


Justice for Given Grace : Freshman Girl's Safety Guide

I got the first message about it from my boyfriend. I don't own a TV. I got confused. I thought it was just one of those end of the semester unfortunate events. Yes, it sounds gruesome but sometimes someone always bites the dust before the end of the semester. Sometimes it makes the papers, others I get a wind off because of the connection I have in the Counseling and Testing Division in UPLB. I was a Gabay after all. Gabay is a volunteer group who cater to the needs of the Freshmen students of UPLB.

But when I heard that it was a rape-murder case I was shocked then appauled then I was suddenly afraid for the girls that I know who are still in the University.

Please join her friends, batchmates and friends in pray and protest. Let's not let our girls fear for their lives. For all the guys who have a sister, orgmate and friend in UPLB, please make sure to man up and do your best to protect them. And for all the Iska in UPLB, do not be afraid but be prepared always.

Let us remember Given Grace Cebanico as she was when she was a student among us. Let us not her death define her life. But let us make sure we are ever vigilant from today. Let us not fall victim. Let us pray for the safety of all students not just those that we know and love. 

For all those who experienced and survived something like these, raise your voice and make sure to extract justice divine or otherwise so that there would be no more of you and Givens in the news, in our memories and in our university. If one is found and caught, others would not fall victim to his crimes.
CONSTANT VIGILANCE: Freshman Girls' Guide to Safety

What you need to add to your Freshman kit or Kikay kit whenever you travel:

1. Pepper Spray or pepper spray like object, get one.

I bought this mint spray (antibacterial too) because I smoke but I take it out when I am walking in the dark street of the metro. When I was in college I didn't think I needed one because UPLB and Laguna in general puts a person in a sense of peace that it is hard to think that crime also happens in the streets of ELBI. But it does. So bring one, they come as keychains nowadays. It's best to have one as your keychain. Talk to your father about it, I am sure he would agree to get you one. 

2. Take a useful P.E.1 class

There are Arnis, Self-Defense and Track and Field classes in the DHE that you can take that would come in handy in the future. Sure it's hard to pass but the things that you would learn there would help A LOT in the future. Believe me, I survived a mugging with only a few bruises because of the random things that my friends who took these classes taught me.

3. Rape Whistle necklace, get one

On my right hand I have my rape whistle whenever I am walking in the streets of Makati. The left hand has my mouthspray (cap open and ready for spraying). Yes, that sound super paranoid but even though I am a tall kinda on the heavy side girl, I know that a man can still overpower me. Sometimes I walk around with my whistle on my neck or already on my lips. This sends a signal to would be criminals that this girl is not someone you mess with. 

4. Travel in pairs or more 

The thing with this idea is that one of you would be able to scream, kick or get help. It's also likely that you would not be targeted since you pose a problem for a would be rapist. He likes to divide people from the herd so be Cattle, travel in hordes. Yes, freshman girl, I am talking to you. 

5. Drink below your limit. 

I was a party-girl in UPLB and I used to mingle with guys who did drugs, were in fraternities, who likes girls waaaaaaaaay too much and I was almost always in a dangerous situation when I was out prowling. (Though I have graduated from that I have learned a lot from the experience. I do not recommend that you do the same learning method I did but it's your life) I was often the sober sister so I know what my friends are like when they are drunk. It was on my last semester that I realized that I could actually pass out and lose all control of my body. My ex was able to carry me up the stairs because I was out. 

Know your drinking limit. Mine is three beers. Or four weng-wengs. After that I either have to throw up or I would need to pass out on my bed. 

Learn your "pampahulas remedy". In my case, I need to throw up no matter what. I don't drink water since it makes me throw up so when I need to I just drink water and wait for the release. * I also dance off the alcohol. It helps me get sober. But for some girls this makes them dizzier, know which one you are. 

UNDERAGE DRINKING: There is a reason why this is illegal. You have to remember that sometimes the people you think you know can also turn on you. Alcohol can make people do things that they would otherwise not do when they are sober. Be careful who you trust. Trust yourself. Don't let peer pressure lead you astray. Believe me it's fun up until the point where you overdid it and you have a hangover or a kid. 

6. Do not engage! Walk away!

I am very guilty of this. When I hear whistling I actually give the guy who did it the evil eye and a snarl for good measure. The best way is to look back to check if there is someone, count how many people are around you or behind you. Then walk faster. You need to get to a crowded area where you are visible to people who are trust-worthy. Example: You need to be able to see a security guard, a policeman or a patrolman. Walk towards them. Then stop. Stay there until that person following you passes. 

7. Don't sit between two men. Travel smart to travel safe.

I learned this from my time in the city. Make sure you are not cornered by two guys or in between them as much as possible. You could get mugged or your baon would be taken from you. Let's not talk about the scary posibility of getting stabbed. 
If you are the only person in the jeepney apart from the driver and some men, be careful. 
Know your routes. Ask the driver as soon as you see that the route is different. Always have load when you are traveling so you can text in case of emergencies. I personally text my mom before I leave even if she's in Batangas. Then I text her as soon as I get to my destination. I am like a spy when I was in college my mom usually texts me this message:


 If I don't reply, I am sure to get at least five missed calls. It hurt my cellphone a lot since the battery drained easily. 

8. Always bring a pin or scissors when you travel. 
I got this from an ex roomate. When she is in a jeep or a crowded transpo she has a safety pin out to make sure no one touches her too close or a precaution for someone who is trying to steal her stuff. I never did it but I always had pins in my bags since I was into theater during that time. I also had a pen knife, but I am just a Batanguenya like that. ^.^ 

9. Be a Comfort Fashionista. 

You have to remember to be fashionable when you are in college. Who knows, you might meet the love of your life while you are there. But you also have to dress for comfort. Make sure that you can run in your outfit in case you need to. And remember that you clothes are not worth your life. 

DOUBLE STANDARD ALERT: Many idiots would come your way and make it appear that it's your fault that they harassed you. You have to remember that although UPLB is a hotpot of culture, you are still in a probinsya. So dress like you think you parents can see you anytime (believe me I got caught in a bad dress mode by some spies of my mom while in school). But remember that although you have to dress responsibly, it's never your fault that the moron who is staring at your legs or cleavage is a damn shit of a pervert. 

10. Speed dial, baby!

This is a trick that was super useful in my life as a college student. My mom's cp number and my dad's cp number where on my speed dial 2 and 3. Who is number one? UPF. Yes, they have a hotline. Alamin nyo na lang kasi nabura ko na. Or the nearest police line of the places you frequent. It also helps to have your bestfriend on speed dial. If you don't know how to assign someone to the speed dial mode on your phone, please get the manual for you cell, it's there. READ and DO.

11. Have a safe word or sentence. 

Make sure you and your bestie or group of friends have a safe word or a three word sentence code. This works when you are in a drinking session to indicate that you are uncomfy or you don't like the guy you are with or that you want to go home in secret. 

Do not make it too common like, "I have to go to the bathroom." but you can change it to "I need to go to the loo." yes same meaning but you have a word that is different. Make sure to lock eyes with your friend or invite her to come along. 

I can't remember what our safe word was. But you can say something like "I need to call my mom." then get your stuff and go outside to "make a call". It's like a fake emergency. Or something like "I need some air."

You can use a weird word that is hard to put in a conversation. Like Hopscotch.

example: I miss playing hopscotch. (works if you are going to say it like you are drunk. I am sure your friend can understand that you are just acting.)

12. Double bolt your door.

My parents were super paranoid. So my dad attached an extra lock on all of the places that I stayed in except for the one that had a gate before you could get in. That door already had the chain lock so he deemed it impenetrable. (which was funny because that apartment was the LUVSHAK apartment and God knows I let a lot of unsavory people into that place, and some really nice ones too of course.)

There was a chain inside too. Like I said, super paranoid. But I never open the door without peeking out of the window first or without the chain. If it's possible, get a peephole with a cover in your door. (Note to future dorm making people)

13. Know your neighbors.

I found this to be super helpful. I knew my landlady and my neighbors to an extent and they knew me. I also studied their comings and goings so I can detect or deduce when something is off. 

Be a good neighbor, that is the key. Don't be a nuisance and greet them often (if they greet you back) so that they would actually care about you, study your comings and goings (ignoring you can be a result of you being a problematic neighbor) and they can watch out for you as well in case something is off. 

People in the LB area are relatively nice. I have many local or townies who are my friends up until now. So it wouldn't be a complete loss if you know someone who can tell you where are the safe or not so safe places to be when it's already late.

14. Fully charged cellphone with long battery power is a must.

Yes, you need to change the phone you are using to a reliable one. If you have financial problems related to that, try to save up faster and get a stable phone. Because you can never tell when you are going to need it. If you can get one with a good camera or video resolution. It might come in handy in the future and not just for camwhoring. 

15. Walk with awareness

In the era of earphones, people are plugged into their music devices all the time. Make sure you have one ear to whatever you are listening to and one ear exposed to the noise around you. Yes, I know it defeats the whole purpose of the earphones but believe me, it comes in handy to be more aware of what is going on around you then being an emo "don't mind me I am in my own world" mode.

Accidents, crimes and bad things happen to good people at times and that is devastating. But always remember to believe that good things also happen to good people not as a reward but to balance out the universe. 

Remember to LOVE yourself enough to protect yourself. And always pray for strength.

And justice 

If you are  UPLB student, alumnus or an Elbizen at heart, change your social network profile picture to this black ribbon. And never forget to be socially relevant.

*as of presstime* Suspects and accomplices were already apprehended. But we can't get her back. That is what gets me.
**Read more news about how the suspects were caught**

Once an Elbizen, always an Elbizen. Don't let our second home be unsafe.


If you have additional tips or hotlines that you want me to put in this entry put it in the comment box.

If you have brothers, sisters or friend in the university, link, share and make them aware!

*other links*

from popular manila
Police nab 1 of two suspects in UPLB student’s rape-slay
Given Grace laid to rest 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Linking Back & Stating the Obvious

I am going to write the rest in Tagalog so that more people can understand.

Nakakatawa ang ibang tao minsan. Dahil kahit hindi na ka nakikipag-away at nagkamabutihan na ang dalawang panig meron at meron pa ring iinit ang ulo at sasabihan kang nanggugulo. Ang higit na nakakatawa ay ang katotohanang kahit sila mismo ay tila hindi marunong umintindi ng mga salitang kanilang inaakalang alam nilang gamitin. Lumalabas tuloy na mas kulang pa sila hindi lang sa kakayahang makaunawa kundi ang initiative na alamin ang sagot sa sarili nilang tanong. At kahit na tutuklawin na sila ng katotohanan, pilit na igigiit nila na wala silang ginawang masama.

May dahilan kung bakit ibinabahagi ko ang mga alam ko sa blog na ito. Hindi naman puro lang kalokohan ang alam kong isulat dito. Ang nakakatawa ay mas nahahalatang me mga tao talagang walang galang sa ibang tao at sila pa ang may kakayahang makipagbangay nang hindi alam kung ano ang totoo.

Pero nagpasalamat na ang isa sa akin kahit ako na ang nagbigay ng sarili kong link para makita ng mas marami ang dapat gawin. Ang dasal ko ay mas marami pang matulungan ang blog ko, ang mataba kong utak at nawa'y lumawak ang pang-unawa ng lahat (kasama na ako dun dahil aminado ako na makitid ang utak ko at madali talagang uminit ang ulo ko). Pero ang pangako ko noong 26th bday ko ay patuloy kong susundin. Dito ko na lang ilalabas ang inis ko at sarkasmong nais kong isampal sa mga taong mahilig mangopya ng gawa ng iba.

Translation : *Not verbatim that's way too hard,man!*

Some people are really funny. Sometimes when things have already been resolved and the issue is about to die a natural death, someone with a temper and who is oblivious enough not to read back or check whether the conversation is already over would say something snide and react negatively. This just makes that person appear lazier and dumber than the original plagiarist.

Granted that putting the link myself was fueled by sarcasm I APPRECIATED that they thanked me for putting it there. The point is that they took the words from the blog verbatim. And I deserve a link back. Why, that is netiquette, honeybabes. (God, I hated that word. Not even my exes were allowed to use either word. It irked me. Splendidly. Well done.) But since I wanted to keep my promise (to myself) that I would practice a bit more patience and try to find inner peace on my 26th year on earth, I deleted my own snide comments and gave my SINCERE wish that they all take care of each other and that things would do well. I even offered to spread the word about the contest since it's freaking brilliant. If we had more time to do something like this we would but we already have plans for our next anniversary so we can't do a contest like this. Ongoing contests are keeping us (me and others) particularly busy.

**Now that you think about it, we have to think of a new set of contests for next year. Darn. Only three months to go. Oetteokhae?!Later**

All things considered. I will just shut up. I would let that one person continue believing in what he or she believe in (didn't bother to remember the name so no idea if the commenter was a girl or a boy) I am sure someone would point out the obvious to her soon enough. And I hope that she or he chokes on her own comment because of it. That is if he or she has enough manners to feel "Opps, my bad." is in order. I dare to hope.

Ito ay isang vocabulary lesson: (Vocabulary lesson coming up)

A linkback is a method for Web authors to obtain notifications when other authors link to one of their documents. This enables authors to keep track of who is linking to, or referring to, their articles. The three methods (Refback, Trackback, and Pingback) differ in how they accomplish this task.

*Pano gawin? Highlight the word in your entry then click the link icon or word then place the url sa website link needed. Viola! Link back. Click the word link back to see where I got the definition. O di kaya ay post the link sa description part sa FB or any social site. Copy paste is so easy to do.*
** O di kaya ay sabihin mo na ganito : Definitions from Ganun lang.**

a restatement of a text or passage giving the meaning in another form, as for clearness; rewording.

the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work, as by not crediting the author
origin of the word :"literary thief" by Martial 

Yan na lang. Hindi ko kasi alam kung anong tagalog ng mga salitang ito.
(That's it. I don't know the Tagalog counterpart of these words. If you do, please do tell me.)


Thursday, October 6, 2011

48 Laws of Power

  • Law 1 Never outshine the master.
  • Law 2 Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies.
  • Law 3 Conceal your intentions.
  • Law 4 Always say less than necessary.
  • Law 5 So much depends on reputation. Guard it with your life.
  • Law 6 Court attention at all costs.
  • Law 7 Get others to do the work for you, but always take the credit.
  • Law 8 Make other people come to you; use bait if necessary.
  • Law 9 Win through your actions, never through argument.
  • Law 10 Infection: avoid the unhappy and unlucky.
  • Law 11 Learn to keep people dependent on you.
  • Law 12 Use selective honesty and generosity to disarm your victim.
  • Law 13 When asking for help, appeal to people's self-interests, never to their mercy or gratitude.
  • Law 14 Pose as a friend, work as a spy.
  • Law 15 Crush your enemy totally.
  • Law 16 Use absence to increase respect and honor.
  • Law 17 Keep others in suspended terror: cultivate an air of unpredictability.
  • Law 18 Do not build fortresses to protect yourself. Isolation is dangerous.
  • Law 19 Know who you're dealing with; do not offend the wrong person.
  • Law 20 Do not commit to anyone.
  • Law 21 Play a sucker to catch a sucker: play dumber than your mark.
  • Law 22 Use the surrender tactic: transform weakness into power.
  • Law 23 Concentrate your forces.
  • Law 24 Play the perfect courtier.
  • Law 25 Re-create yourself.
  • Law 26 Keep your hands clean.
  • Law 27 Play on people's need to believe to create a cultlike following.
  • Law 28 Enter action with boldness.
  • Law 29 Plan all the way to the end.
  • Law 30 Make your accomplishments seem effortless.
  • Law 31 Control the options: get others to play with the cards you deal.
  • Law 32 Play to people's fantasies.
  • Law 33 Discover each man's thumbscrew.
  • Law 34 Be royal in your fashion: act like a king to be treated like one.
  • Law 35 Master the art of timing.
  • Law 36 Disdain things you cannot have: Ignoring them is the best revenge.
  • Law 37 Create compelling spectacles.
  • Law 38 Think as you like but behave like others.
  • Law 39 Stir up waters to catch fish.
  • Law 40 Despise the free lunch.
  • Law 41 Avoid stepping into a great man's shoes.
  • Law 42 Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter.
  • Law 43 Work on the hearts and minds of others.
  • Law 44 Disarm and infuriate with the mirror effect.
  • Law 45 Preach the need for change, but never reform too much at once.
  • Law 46 Never appear perfect.
  • Law 47 Do not go past the mark you aimed for; in victory, learn when to stop.
  • Law 48 Assume formlessness.

  • *saw this in a co-plurkers blog.
    **No I haven't gotten around to reading it but I did read the Art of War. Which was, for me, super awesome.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

We Love Flowers But...

Sa lahat ng mga naging guro, mentor at dementors ko in the past, thanks for the purple heart and for the "so how do you apply this in your life" lessons! Ang hindi magmahal sa sariling teacher, SINGKO ang grade sa totoong buhay! To my first teacher, mah parents. For the never ending GMRC lessons and the love for books that you gave me, thanks for the undying support. Sa aking mga kaanak, friends, katrabaho na naghihirap para sa susunod na henerasyon, YOU ARE!~ By Presidential Proclamation No. 479, HAPPY TEACHER'S DAY!

To students, We love flowers but we need cash. ^.^