I mean, who in their right mind, would ever deny having to work with Kenneth Cobonpue on a design project of this scale?
Infographics: How Big is the Agusan Monster Crocodile?
Agusan del Sur’s monster crocodile became an instant celebrity (and internet sensation) over the past days mainly because it is said to be the largest saltwater crocodile ever caught in the wild.
I have been always wondering how big the crocodile is. I need to have an infographic of a reference point to compare the crocodile with other common things.
Now thanks to ABS-CBNnews.com’s infographic, I am enlightened.
And as for the usual and other stuff for the Republic:
- Agusan Del Sur’s monster crocodile is 21 foot long and is said to be the largest and longest in the world. I wonder where the shortest crocodile is. Wait, what is the height of our former President?
- TV-5 and Direk Carlo J. Caparas should hire this croc as a substitute for their CGI-croc Bangis.
- The local government of Bunawan, Agusan del Norte is planning to make megacroc a tourist attraction. I wonder if the Quezon City government is planning to do the same with the huge building at Batasan Hills.
- I wonder how these crocodiles would react if they can speak out how they were being compared to Pinoy Politicians (I was seriously considering writing a piece entiltled A Crocodile Monologue.).
Protect our species. Protect our environment. Have a blessed Thursday everyone!
A brain-eating amoeba has killed three people this summer. The heat and drought of this summer is an ideal situation for the deadly Naegleria fowleri.
Just let me rant about this because I seriously cannot contain the stupidity of some people. Especially of those who overreact to things they do not fully comprehend.
The other night I tweeted about how annoyed I was at Mike Enriquez’s constant stuttering and slurring on 24 Oras especially during a time when he was reporting about the tragedy in Japan.
I indicated “live broadcast” because we all know he’s been very careless with his reporting on 24 Oras—often garbling words or names, sometimes even choking then uttering the now famous “Excuse me po!”—but otherwise efficient in his taped programs and interviews.
We all know how annoying he could get and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who has found themselves at wit’s end with his constant stammering. And what do you know, someone actually saw my tweet and responded in agreement.
I do not know who he/she is and how he/she stumbled upon my tweet because I obviously did not put any hash tags with it. It was interesting, though, but I did not bother replying since I really do not know him/her and felt like I already made my point and have proven to myself that I wasn’t alone.
Little did I know that this had already sparked an argument with another random person who tweeted:
I found out about this only after I checked my Twitter client a few hours ago, which showed a random reply to me:
Again, I do not know who this other person is. But obviously she disagrees. I saw that she has other replies to people who were also tweeting about their own annoyances with Mike Enriquez, an even better proof that I wasn’t the only one ranting about him.
I was immediately annoyed at her (assuming she’s a girl) and her mindless response.
To my irritation, I replied:
Which also applies to almost any job on the face of the earth. I have always hated people who has the same mentality as “Jemeleen”. I believe we’re all good at something, and when we’re making a living out of it—especially when it concerns a lot of people and when in the public eye—people expect us to be the best at it. Because if not then the word excellence should not have been invented.
I, myself, am aware and careful of the way I do my work. I know that when people ask me to design something for them—be it a logo, a brochure, a flyer or a goddamn shirt patch—they expect me to execute designs the best way I know how. And even if they don’t, I’m already cursed with the obsession of achieving a high standard I’ve put upon myself. As a result, I am fully aware of when I end up with mediocre to utterly commonplace works, and you could expect that I would be the first person to bash those works. Because I immediately know if I’m not putting in enough thought and effort to my designs. When that happens, I attach an apology to my design studies, expecting requests for revisions from my clients.
So the logic that “Jemeleen” and all these people have—that people are thinking too highly of themselves when they complain about mediocre job performances of others and that they might as well take their place since they think they can do better—is downright stupid. In fact, I don’t even think we can call that logic at all.
To put it simply (for fear that “Jemeleen” and her people might find it hard to understand): When people like me complain about other people doing their job half-assed, we’re saying, “You know you could do better than that!” and not, “We’re more deserving of your job because we know we can do so much better.”
And in all fairness to Mike Enriquez, he is indeed a credible broadcast journalist. I don’t remember him being like this during the early years of Saksi, when it was still GMA7’s evening news program. The slurring and stuttering is a recent annoyance that, I believe, is getting worse. Seriously, I think he needs to get himself checked because it might be a sign of some neurological problem.
(Watch this video to understand what I’m talking about)
Anyway, sorry if this post went on and on. But if you’ve managed to get this far, then thank you for reading and hopefully you get my point.
I am just tired of people overreacting without thinking first.
That is partly why I deactivated my Facebook account. Because these people, for some reason, have an absurd way of understanding my thoughts.
It’s their fault that I consider them stupid.
Oh and, by the way, please consider deleting your Twitter accounts if your only purpose is to follow celebrities and retweet them till kingdom come. Do yourselves a favor, get a life.
So this happened today?
Haha! I wonder what ABS-CBN’s move would be.
This should be very interesting. Something ANC could never be.
On February 7 2011, GMA Network will formally announce their plan of reformatting the women-catered network Q Channel into a much profitable News Channel dubbed GMA NEWS TV. The plan was announced late last year when Gilberto Duavit was promoted as President and COO of GMA Network. Some news and public affairs shows of Q Channel 11 will be carried over to GMA NEWS TV. This is to battle rival ABS-CBN’s cable news channel. This will be the first free-to-air news channel in the philippines. This channel will serve as a new platform for the news and public affairs division of GMA Network.
Happy 25th Anniversary Philippine Daily Inquirer
Happy 25th Anniversary Philippine Daily Inquirer
Today, 2010 December 9, marks the 25th anniversary of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (personally my favorite broadsheet on the face of the archipelago). PDI has come a long way since its debut on December 9, 1985:
These are just some things in which I am thankful for the Philippine Daily Inquirer:
- You first inspired me to be an editorial cartoonist. Thank you very much Manong Jess Abrera and my idol Pol Medina, Jr. And that is still my frustration until this day. Ugh.
- I can always draw a caricature of President Joseph Estrada. Thanks for the inspiration Manong Jess Abrera.
- Junior Inquirer was a big part of my childhood.
- Pugad Baboy, A.Lipin, Divine Comedy, and Kiko Machine kept my sanity during my insane school days.
- Manong Conrado de Quiros and the rest of the gang in the Opinion section are my idols. And Patricia Evangelista, you will forever be my crush. Kudos!
- Youngblood. You have given the youth a voice on the mainstream broadsheet. Thank you very much.
- Inquirer Libre was my pamaypay and early news source in the MRT when I was still working in the Metro.
- The Saturday issue of PDI is not complete without S.U.P.E.R.
- In an environment like the Seminary where television time is limited, you have given us a view of the world outside.
Congratulations Philippine Daily Inquirer. Keep the fire burning!
Did you know that the first video I posted on YouTube (May 2, 2007) now has more than a million and a half views?
1,623,346 to be exact.
I didn’t know either until today, when someone offered me $200 if I used one of their tracks on the video using YouTube’s Audioswap.
I remember blogging about this almost three years ago (read that blog here). I was still on Multiply and back then it was the comments more than a thousand people were posting on the video that surprised me.
Now it’s the view count.
I heard from someone at school that YouTube gives money to a video that reaches 1,000,000+ views.
Is that true?
Funniest damn thing (for me) at the moment!
This guy beat me to do doing something about Bristol Palin’s celebrity.
Last night, Cowan shot up his television Elvis-style after becoming enraged while watching Palin perform on Dancing with the Stars. He then turned the gun on his wife, which prompted her to run away and phone the police. A SWAT team soon arrived, and a standoff ensued. Happily, negotiators talked Cowan down, and he eventually surrendered.
According to authorities, Cowan complained that Palin did not deserve to be on the show, and was only there because of her famous mom.