Saturday, May 31, 2008

Filipino Stereotypes

Stereotype

Function: noun
: something conforming to a fixed or general pattern; especially : an often oversimplified or biased mental picture held to characterize the typical individual of a group


Filipinos nowadays tend to stereotype the work of every individual. If you are working at Makati you are a "professional" compared to people working decently on other places.

If you work as a call center agent, you are a "high earning" individual compared to other jobs. No more "I'm proud to be an Engineer" or "I am an architect!" only "I work at a call center, I can buy whatever I want" and "Nursing is the only course here in the Philippines." I am a teacher by profession, and some of my so called "friends" look at me as "an employee who earns less" compared to their fat paycheck. I admit my salary is lower than his, but I love my job. I love sharing the knowledge I learned and I'm happy seeing their faces when discovering something new. If all of the people think like my "friend", The world now really is controlled by money.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Kinda sleepy lately

For the past couple of weeks I've been sleepy. Even though I went to bed early, I always wake up and felt still sleepy. They told it was the "paglilihi" effect. You see my buddy a work is pregnant and I was the one always with her. Don't know if these things are true or there's a scientific explanation to this. Damn, I've drank 2 cups of coffee already and still sleepy

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Is it time to give up?


It was almost a year since it happened. We parted ways without saying anything to each other. She completely erased me from her life. Am I fighting for a war which defeat is inevitable? Does love really conquers all or it is just an illusion? Maybe I should forget her, maybe I should not wait for her to text me even a single "Hi". It is really painful to know that the person who you cherished the most, doesn't even give a damn to your existence...Damn...I haven't even told her how much I love her....

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Quake killed 12k in China


Yes guys, that is not a typo. 12,000 died and 18,000 are still missing due to a quake that shook Dujiangyan China. Story after the jump.


The official Xinhua News Agency said the death toll exceeded 12,000 in Sichuan province alone, and 18,645 were still buried in debris in the city of Mianyang, near the epicenter of Monday's massive, 7.9-magnitude quake.

The Sichuan Daily newspaper reported on its Web site that more than 26,000 people were injured in Mianyang.

The numbers of casualties was expected to rise due to the remoteness of the areas affected by the quake and difficulty in finding buried victims.

The quake was China's deadliest since 1976, when 240,000 people were killed in the city of Tangshan, near Beijing in 1976. Financial analysts said the quake would have only a limited impact on the country's booming economy.


Source: Associated Press

Sunday, May 11, 2008

To my AMA students who are now graduates

First of all, Congratulations for a job well done!

Today you walked the steps of PICC not as AMA students anymore but AMA graduates. You are now part of the alumni family and I am deeply honored to be with you guys. The same people whom I shared my happy moments and sad experiences. Yesterday you were my students and now you are my colleagues. May you remember this day and be proud of it for the rest of your life. As I said before, even though we are miles apart, our hearts will eliminate that distance. once again, Congratulations and may you have a fruitful future.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Return to Work...again!

It's my third contract at Informatics International College and it's the start of a new school year for freshmen! New friends, new love interests (joke!) BTW, my buddy is pregnant! What great news! If you're an IICQC student, you know who my buddy is hehehe.

A completely unrelated picture:




What?! No daily updates?!

Ok, some of my friends asked me why am I not updating my site every day. Honestly guys, I'd rather be quiet than post a non-informative, biased, nonsense entry, like "Hey, I brushed my teeth today! uber coolness!" and, "Hey! My life sucks!" Anyway, I'm into quality rather than quantity of posts. So if my visitors wanted a daily update and all I can give them is a doze of my boring, uneventful, generic, mediocre life. But hey, thanks for visiting! Anyway, wanna know what I ate for breakfast? No? I thought so.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Wi - Fi Zone of the Enders



IEEE 802.11 also known as Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) is a technology being taken for granted by people these days. I still remember rhe time where a "hotspot" is like an oasis for us net surfers, but that is now a thing of the past.

More and more establishments today are jumping on the WiFi bandwagon. The former "exclusive" to Starbucks Coffee is now being used by other establishments. SM North Edsa is one big hotspot. But the connection needs a prepaid card to be purchased on their information Counter. Glorietta 4 also is a hotspot, but it needs purchasing as well. Enough with the colossal ones, food chains nowadays also provide WiFi. Jollibee offers free connection...for now. Burger King also gives a free connection and heck even let you plug your gadget on their outlet or charger provided. Schools also brag that their campuses are WiFi enabled, like AMA Computer University and Informatics International College. One establishment though gave me the creeps. That is St. Peter's Memorial Chapel providing WiFi for the dead...err for their departed love ones. While mourning, you can access You Tube and watch Vicente Sotto Memorial Hospital Scandal.



So as I observe the "majority" using these technology exclusive before to us geeks, they waste the bandwidth on checking their Friendster profile, uploading their korny You Tube videos and chatting over Yahoo Messenger, heck even order a small size drink at Starbucks just to "show-off" their laptop they don't even know how to fix. I know I know before some of my readers react, yeah they have the right to browse wherever they please, but as far as I remember, WiFi is used before by businessmen sending that crucial report or submitting that important data via email. Oh well, can't blame those people who doesn't have an internet at home but has a laptop and leech out the net on a hotspot. The price for technological advancement is steep.