Thursday, August 25, 2011

Learning Experience

I started blogging last 2006. I discovered it through Coconuter. I was really inspired to document my life over the internet. During that time, blogging wasn't really a big hit and I do remember that I'll get ecstatic whenever I receive at least 10 page views per day. During that time, most blogs are just personal journals and niche blogs haven't sprouted yet.

Whenever I am bored, I read some of my previous blog posts. Reading those previous blog posts of mine brings back those bittersweet memories. Back then, most of my posts were full of complaints, rants and whatnots; a typical blog of a teenager (hehe). I'd always ranted how hectic my schedule was or how awful my professors were. And oh, my grammar was not that good, believe it or not.

I have learned so many things about blogging and I didn't regret of signing up at Blogger five years ago. This personal blog of mine used to be (LOL IKR ang baduy ng URL) then after a year or two it became the-pseudoneuro (I used to dream to become a Neurosurgeon like Dr. Shepherd of Grey's Anatomy). My first purpose of making this blog is to document all of my childhood memories and publish it here. I told myself that blogging is an innovative tool since I don't need to waste another ink and papers (yes I do own and write on my diaries when I was younger). Eventually, it became a personal blog filled with, yeah, rants about my high school and college life.

At least whenever I am happy or sad, I have someone to share all of it; a channel of my emotions. At first I didn't care whether if I gain readers or not but I realize that the bigger the audience your blog has, the more it becomes interactive. It's one of the reasons why I have gained a LOT of online friends. I even met some of them and mind you, they're all awesome.

I may have transferred to Multiply last 2007 then to Tumblr last 2009, but I will never, ever leave my first cyber abode. This is where I seek refuge whenever I am emotionally unstable.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I really can't believe that my blog post about my recent trip in Manila would have more than 800 page views 12 hrs after its inception. I am also constantly receiving positive feedback from that particular post, and I am thankful for that.

More so, Google AdSense has finally approved my blog after 10 attempts. Really. I almost gave up, but thank God I didn't.

Now time for serious blogging. Let's get it on. Gonna earn a lot from it. I can feel it.


Monday, August 15, 2011

The Youth Today

Hi. You said ask anything. So anyway, what is the reason behind the growing profligacy among today's youth? :) (thedorkasaur)

Technology has already made several changes to the society. It has made our lives easier and more accessible. Although it has made our lives prone to the dark forces - forces that made the lives of others in peril.

But how about the youth? It’s the other way, my friend. I’m pretty sure that each and every one of us will undergo this stage, the stage of being a youth. It is a preparatory stage before entering adulthood. In this stage, each one of us will start to experience different things which can help to mold our emotional character. We start to realize something and carry it to our own principles in life. If we compare the youth today and the youth yesterday, it doesn't really spell any differences. They may have different interests and views in music, arts, politics, history and other relevant things but the thing is, they have this same notion of acquiring all the things they wanted even if it is not really important to their life

Sometimes, we fail to discern good things from bad. There are still flaws. Our very own principles would soon be compromised.

At first, we start to experience different situations in life – either good or bad situations in life. We get happy whenever the situations are good; otherwise we try to look for good solutions. Likewise we start to work things out. Ideally, if we look for a good solution for that certain predicament then our principles start to get its own shape. In real life, it is sometimes the direct opposite. You see, we sometimes wanted to straighten things up, even if it doesn’t need to! Thus, we are wildly extravagant. We are spending too much effort and energy to insignificant things. We start to think that what we are doing is always right, even if it’s relatively wrong to the eyes of multitude. We start to become reckless to things around us.

Nevertheless, we are prone to vices and some dark forces. We often think that these are the best ticket to euphoria. We fail to realize that these things will destroy our precious lives little by little. Time is relative but it’s still the same story.

Despite these, I am still confident that the youth will outgrow its decadence, material or non-material things.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Some Tidbits and Updates of my Life after Graduation

Just four months ago, I marched and received my diploma from our dear Chancellor, smiled on millions of cameras and got teary-eyed while singing the UP Hymn wholeheartedly. On that moment, I really can't believe that I am about to embark on a new journey. Yeah, a new chapter of my so-called awesome life.

For four years, I struggled studying in UP. During my first year in college, I really got jealous to some of my classmates who were far more awesome and more intelligent than me. It's not that I'm complaining that I didn't come from a prestigious science high school, but I guess that's how life worked.

Little by little, I finally overcome this jealousy and learned to accept of my physical and mental capacities wholeheartedly. I know this sounds surprising knowing that I am a loquacious type of person - I underestimated my own capabilities and talents. There were days when I always think that I didn't deserveto become a UP student. But, I realized that having that kind of mentality would surely bring me down - both physically and mentally. That's why on my sophomore year, I switched to optimistic mode. Yes, it made me feel better. Whenever problems arose, I always think of this mantra, "In every problem comes with a big solution, no matter how bad it is."

Looking back, I once dreamed to become a Neurologist. It was just a spur-of-the-moment decision when I chose Biology as my first choice in UP. I was inspired by House MD and Grey's Anatomy. But, months before my graduation, I thought that pursuing a medical career won't bring me happiness. Mentally I can still endure another four to five years of studying medicine but physically? Nah. No matter how hard I try to convince myself to study medicine, I cringe.

No, don't get me wrong, I am not frustrated with my decision of not taking medicine. In fact, I am happy with the things I do right now. I just had my first job interview at a big pharmaceutical company three weeks ago but did not make it to the final cut. But that's okay. My family has been always supportive with my endeavors. Right now, I'm starting to take blogging into the next level. I got inspired with some of the prominent netizens from Davao Bloggers. They told me that I really have a big potential of earning a good amount of money through blogging. I was moved.

I am still considering of working as an Air Traffic Controller together with my uncle. The qualifying exam will be scheduled on the last quarter of 2011 or early 2012. Anyway, blogging and aviation has always been my passion as well as photography and traveling.

Lastly, I have gained 1.5 kgs. Kudos to me!

Friday, August 05, 2011

Freshmen-Torch Night 2011

Yesterday, I went to UP to meet up with my beloved batchmates and to attend the most awaited event of the academic year - Freshmen Night spearheaded by the University Student Council with the help of the different student organizations of the university. Every year, UPMin holds this spectacular event to welcome the freshmen students. With a theme, ‎"Iskolar ng Bayan, Paano Ka Naiiba?" student leaders hope that UP students would take part of our goal to serve the people.

The event started with the presentation of the bands. It was great to witness raw talents of some UPMin students! Too bad I didn't have the chance to buy their album.

The event officially started at around 8 PM. It started with the passing down of the responsibilities by the sophomore students as "mga Iskolar ng Bayan" to the freshmen through the traditional and symbolic passing of the Torch.

Monday, August 01, 2011

You Win or You Die

Game of Thrones
Base from George R.R. Winston's A Song of Ice and Fire
Creators: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

Kings, queens, knights and renegades use schemes and swords to battle for the throne.

Honestly, I am not a big fan of movies or TV series that contains themes or elements from the medieval times, until I finished watching the tenth episode of Game of Thrones. The TV series is based from George R.R. Winston's A Song of Ice and Fire.

The cast members were perfectly selected. There's Eddard Stark (played by Sean Bean) who wanted to serve his kingdom the right way. Moving southeast, in the kingdom of Pentos, Daenerys Targaryen (played by Emilia Clarke) was forced to marry Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa), the warrior-king of the nomadic Dothraki tribe, in order to please his greedy brother, Viserys Targaryen (Harry Lloyd). And oh, let us not forget the treacherous and ambitious Lannisters (played by Nikolaj Coster Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Jack Gleeson).

Despite the medieval theme present in the Game of Thrones, people would still love it and even crave for more since the elements were well represented in today's time. There are people who hunger for power and wealth. There are people who die because they were doing the right thing. More so, there are people who suffered from different kinds of injustice.

Expect violence, intense sex scenes (though unlike Spartacus, the sex scenes of Game of Thrones are just beautiful), blood and gore (beheading is their favorite sport, actually), frontal nudity and incest in this show. But despite these, the cinematography is superb, not to mention its opening theme, beautifully arranged by Ramin Djawadi. Very creative.

The show is wonderfully produced by HBO. The second season will be aired this spring 2012.

Off to read the first book of A Song Of Ice and Fire!