Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2010 Writing Project

This year, Influential Blogger by Ms. Janette Toral continues with its annual quest to find the emerging influential blogs. Now in its forth year, all bloggers are invited to send in their nominees so those who truly deserves will be recognized.

Below is my list of nominees based on my taste. Actually, these blogs have influenced me in one way or another:

KaBlog! ni K Brosas - Yes, that funny girl K Brosas has a blog and his Dear Tehhh saga is a blast! It's like reading a script of her upcoming stint at your favorite comedy bar.

Totoy Henyo - This blogger from the South posts stupidly funny ways to survive life. Reading his posts alone will make you wanna live longer to be able to get a dose of his unusual yet amusing ideas.

TV Series Craze - I am a certified couch potato but never have a chance to do a TV marathon lately. Good thing this blog exists and I am updated of what is happening in the boob tube.

Brew of the Day (Musings of a Coffeholic Teacher) - I had this dream when I was a kid that I will be a teacher someday so I much as well hear some (dis)encouragement from this teacher online.

Paolo Dome - Three F's to describe this blog: Funky, Fresh and Fun (and not that F you're thinking of).

The Music Vlogger: Rabsing - It's raining again these days. Maybe I have to stop singing in the bathroom. I'll just have a bite of the latest tasty bits in the music biz via this blog.

Chuck Norris is the Best Man I Ever Know - I grew up watching Chuck Norris films and it was only this year that I found some unknown facts about my hero through this blog dedicated in breaking the hearts of every Norris fan

Jay.eLx - A movie blog where one can read good recommendations on what's hot and what's not in the world of silver screen. That will save you at least Php 150 worth of ticket from a what-the-heck film.

My Puzzle Piece - I found this blog as an exciting piece in the blogosphere. It's like a box of chocolate, you never know what you're gonna get since it's just about anything under the sun!

Mapanghingi ka ba? (Freebie for every Juan) - I was surprised that a contest blog can be a venue to find new friends. Maybe because I don't only post promos and freebies. I want my readers to hear what I really think about it. That's why I am nominating my blog where I get some comments and emails of appreciation for the heads up and tips I gave re different promotions.

Events and Corporate Video, Budget hotel in Makati, Pinoy Party Food, Copyediting Services, PR Agency Philippines, Budget Travel Philippines, Send Gifts to the Philippines, Black Friday Deals, Roomrent - units for rent, Search Profile Index, and Corporate Events Organizer.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Coping with Hapontukin

This is a stolen shot taken by my former office mate and so called friend Sam when I was still working in a call center somewhere in Quezon City during one lazy afternoon in 2007.

I don’t know why I find it very tempting to sleep in my cubicle during office hours. Does the gentle breeze from our aircon unit has something to do with it? Or how about the cute sound of the keyboard or the delightful scent of the newly-vacuumed carpet? Hmm… just the thought is already an irresistable invitation to sleep.

I will be the first to confess if there will be a survey here in the office about instances of sleeping at work (as long as my name will be withheld, of course.)

But how do you cope with what we all now call Hapontukin? Personally,
when hapontukin sets in, I usually divert my mind in concocting random crazy thoughts that sometimes end up in my blog.

Below are some suggestions that might interest fellow working class hapontukiners (just coined this). You can try each "for office use only" exercise which promises progress in your agility, memory, endurance and strength. Just a simple reminder: There are no approve therapeutic claims in these activities.

1. Pumunta sa guard post at i-dial and extension number mo. Tumakbo ka ng mabilis at pilitin mong sagutin ang line mo sa loob ng apat na ring. Para hindi mahalata ng iba na ikaw ang tumawag sa extension mo, lakasan mo ang pagsabi ng linyang ito “Sorry, mam but you dialed a wrong number”

This will test your agility. You can repeat the same procedure until you get your personal best. You can also vary your speaking tone and modulation and choose the best one that matches your personality.

2. Abangan mo ang pagpunta ng lahat ng officemate mo sa pantry. Siguraduhing mag-isa ka lang sa IT room. Hanapin ang main server ng opisina ninyo at hilahin ang lahat ng wire na makita mo in 30 seconds. Mag-pause ka ng sampung segundo at dali-dali mong ikabit uli ang pinagtatanggal mong wire.

This will advance your memory. Make sure to plug in the connectors to the socket where you pulled it from or you will loose your job. Another option is too immediately leave the premises and let the IT guy loose his job.

3. Mag-abang ka ng naglalako ng nilagang kamote o mani at bumili ka ng worth Php 50. Wag kang mamigay at ubusin lahat yun. Pumasok sa CR at i-lock ang pinto. Isara lahat ng bintana at ilabas mo ang lahat ng gusto mong ilabas. Paulit-ulit kang huminga ng malamim at piliting ngumiti.

This will develop your stamina. There is no best way to check your endurance but to trap yourself in a room with limited oxygen to breath. Count the number of times you smiled while doing this. You can brag about this during a drinking spree with strangers.

4. Itulak mo ang file cabinet na malapit sa hagdan at sumigaw ka ng malakas, “Ay, sori akala ko pader!” Pilitin mong iakyat uli ito pabalik sa third floor at ambahan mo ng suntok ang sinumang janitor na mag-aalok ng tulong.

This will improve your strength. But it will depend on what the file cabinet contains so my suggestion is to choose the one where your property custodian keeps the chain saw, anchor, and spare kitchen sink. Avoid the one with the 201 files.

If you feel like the above mentioned exercises is too much for you. I have a much simpler tip which actually is my tried and tested hapontukin-buster. Take Enervon Multivitamins everyday. More energy, mas happy. And you’ll work happily ever after!

This android needs an android phone

I deserve to have a Samsung i5700 Galaxy Spica Android Phone because I’m an android.

I am programmed to work from 9 am to 6 pm everyday without the benefit of complaining about an overload. I am stationed in a cubicle to punch buttons and print out data. I am only unplugged for an hour to recharge (under the sun) and refuel during noon time.

Like the android phone, I also have the following:

1. Touchscreen - People would touch my LCD to point out errors in my work--- errors in their standard.
2. Micro SD up to 32 GB capacity - My tolerance level.
3. Autofocus Camera - Just can’t take my eyes off our office crush
4. Digital Compass - Can reach the comfort room and pantry with my eyes closed.
5. Voice Memo - Gets it from time to time from my boss.

Now, tell me why I should not have that Android phone.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

How BUM am I?

I am BUM in so many ways...
I am in front of the Boob tube Until Midnight.
I listen to Banging Underground Music.
And I love to Buy Unique Merchandises.

I have been this BUM since my college years and proud of who I am. Some might see me differently with my preferred lifestyle but that is my individuality. I am glad that there is a line of apparel that suits my taste.

I have been a fan of BUM Equipment for many years now because its designs fit my idea of a clothing line that is “simple pero rock!”

I have lost count of how many BUM shirts I have brought through the years because some already ended up as “arbor” by friends and handovers to my younger siblings.

But what I am sure is the fact that my best get-up is in a BUM shirt because I feel hip, cool and very comfortable in it.

So how BUM am I? It is in my Blood, my Universe and my Mind! (and in my closet, of course)