“The name PipitBlog was derived from the Tagalog words “pipi”, “at” ,”bulag” which, when contracted, forms the phrase “pipi’t bulag” — meaning “mute and blind”.
As a Tagalog idiom, “pipi’t bulag” has the same connotation as its English counterparts — “holding one’s tongue” and “turning a blind eye” — you keep silent and refuse to speak even though something doesn’t sit right with you.
Consider this —
When one chooses to ignore unpopular statements or discomforting issues and refuses to recognize the obvious, it is said that he or she is “pipi’t bulag”.
When one holds back his or her objection towards a statement which he or she totally disagrees about, he or she is considered to be “pipi’t bulag”.
When one always agrees to a statement made, especially by a person of high status, rank or power, even if deep inside he or she is flipping the bird, he or she is regarded as “pipi’t bulag”.
When pronounced out loud by an American or a British national or by a Filipino who is trying soooo hard to sound slang, it comes out as [pipit-blog]. Hence the name…
Para sa mga nagnanais na maging pipi’t bulag
(“For those who choose to be mute and blind!)
Inspirational Quotes That PipitBlog Lives By:
“It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!” – Friedrich Nietzsche
“Men have been taught that it is a virtue to agree with others. But the creator is the man who disagrees. Men have been taught that it is a virtue to swim with the current. But the creator is the man who goes against the current. Men have been taught that it is a virtue to stand together. But the creator is the man who stands alone.” – Ayn Rand
“I don’t call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly: far too dearly to flatter you. Don’t flatter me.” – Charlotte Bronte
“If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.” – Mohandas Gandhi
“Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein
“The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.” – Dante Aleghieri
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your reactions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.” – Hubert Humphrey
“Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost
But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. – Lord Byron
“Just because I look sexy on the cover of “Rolling Stone” doesn’t mean I’m naughty.” – Britney Spears