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PipitBlog is now on Facebook


PipitBlog is now on Facebook

Let’s see how many nincompoops would DARE LIKE my page. ahahaha @_@ Just search for Pipit Blog

What’s on my mind?

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Interview With The Author of PipitBlog


Interview With The Author of PipitBlog

Me: Thank you for agreeing to do this interview. But first of all, Happy New Year to you!

PipitBlog: Happy New Year to you too! And no, thank you! I’ve always wanted to do something like this to sort of clear the air regarding the issues people have raised on my blog.

Me: I understand you have taken a lot of heat with your articles. Why do you think that is?

PipitBlog: Well, I think that some people find me infuriating because of how I express my opinions. They think that just because I write unabashedly, they feel that they already know half the shit about me (who I am and what I am).

Me: But do you think they are wrong about their perception of who you are and what you are?

PipitBlog: To say that they are wrong will be equivalent to a lie, don’t you agree?

Me: So, you mean they are right about their perception of you?

PipitBlog: Well, what exactly do people think about me?

Me: I don’t think I’m in the right position to tell you what other people think about you.

PipitBlog: I’m sure you’ve read some of the comments. Go on. Tell me what you’ve read.

Me: Okay, if you insist. For one, they’re saying that you are an uneducated lout.

PipitBlog: Well, do you think I’m uneducated?

Me: On the contrary, I think you are as smart as any educated person out there.

PipitBlog: Exactly! So why do people think I’m uneducated?

Me: Maybe because you use words that are inappropriate?

PipitBlog: Words like what?

Me: You know what I mean.

PipitBlog: Those “dirty” Tagalog words?

Me: Exactly!

PipitBlog: [laughs] Well, they are part of the Tagalog vocabulary, aren’t they? So I don’t understand why people get irked when I use those terms. Try it. Kantot

Me: Uh…kantot.

PipitBlog: I can’t hear you.

Me: Kantot!

PipitBlog: There you go! Puke.

Me: Puke!

PipitBlog: Now, you’re on a roll! Betlog.

Me: Betlog!

PipitBlog: Suso.

Me: Suso!

PipitBlog: Titi.

Me: Titi!

PipitBlog: Bulbol.

Me: Bulbol!

PipitBlog: See? Isn’t it quite liberating when you actually say them out loud?!

Me: I guess so. Okay, people say that your blog is a complete waste of time and space on the servers of WP; that you are the worst blogger in the whole blogosphere; that you only write about nonsense. Thoughts?

PipitBlog: They said that, didn’t they? [laughs] Well, my question to them is if I write about serious topics, would they be able to give serious and intelligent comments? No, I don’t think so. I think they have the I.Q. of a five-year-old. So why do I need to vindicate the statements by writing something that is way above their level of comprehension?

Me: But why write about seemingly shallow topics and antagonize some people along the way? Is that your aim — to antagonize people?

PipitBlog: No, of course not! I don’t mean to antagonize people. It’s just that they want to antagonize me for expressing my opinion about their beloved idols. I mean, what do they want me to do? Kiss their asses and say “Marian is the best!” Or “Wapakman rocks!” We all know what happened to that movie. It was the biggest flop on the recently held Manila Film Festival! [laughs]

Me: So you mean, you write to make fun of them?

PipitBlog: That and I also want to “desensationalize” popular public opinion.

Me: A lot of folks are also curious about your gender. What are you exactly?

PipitBlog: What am I? [laughs] Isn’t it obvious? You’re looking at me, aren’t you? So feel free to tell them.

Me: I can see that you are a female.

PipitBlog: Okay, then — female it is!

Me: But why do you let people think that you are a man?

PipitBlog: Because I am.

Me: I’m confused. You’re a she-male?

PipitBlog: No, you silly goose! I am a lesbian.

Me: You are? Femme or Butch?

PipitBlog: Both, I guess. I don’t want to categorize my sexual orientation because then I’d be limiting my prospects. [laughs]. Well, come to think of it — I am gender-blind; a pansexual, if you will. Allow me to explain. I am attracted mostly to women, but I can go for men too. The gender doesn’t really matter.

Me: I’m confused.

PipitBlog: Well, so am I! [laughs] Welcome to the deviant world! [snorts]

Me: What do you do for a living?

PipitBlog: I am a freelancer of sorts. I’d rather not go into details. I will in the future though; once I close this deal that I’m currently working on.

Me: Do you have a name?

PipitBlog: Of course, I do! Who doesn’t? You are a little stupid, aren’t you?

Me: Ah, I guess. So what is your name?

PipitBlog: I only give it to people who I know would call it out with affection.

Me: So I guess, you want to keep it secret?

PipitBlog: Obviously! Do you know how many death threats and lawsuits I’ve received so far?

Me: How many?

PipitBlog: As many as the hair you have in your pubic region. [laughs]

Me: I see. That many huh?

PipitBlog: Yep!

Me: Okay, so how old are you?

PipitBlog: I’m 27.

Me: Some people say you are a graduate of U.P.?

PipitBlog: Yes, I am. Not too many people would like that especially the UP students; but hey, what can I do? I am.

Me: Some UP students have expressed their dissatisfaction with how you conducted yourself in this blog. How do you feel about that?

PipitBlog: Nothing, to tell you the truth. I respect their individuality, so I think it’s only fair that they at least recognize mine. Walang basagan ng trip! [laughs]

Me: What do you have against Marian Rivera, Manny Pacquiao, and the other people you have written about?

PipitBlog: I have nothing against them. I just don’t share the same opinion about them as their fans. It’s kind of like you like peanut butter; I like coco jam. You like Pepsi; I like Coke. You like Marian Rivera; I like Angel Locsin (but not necessarily — it’s just an analogy that I like to use once in a while). You can’t force someone to agree with you just because you happen to like this or that.

Me: What do you think about the Manny Pacquiao – Krista Ranillo scandal?

PipitBlog: All I can say is that the DNA matched.

Me: Have you seen the Maguindanao massacre video?

PipitBlog: Yes, it was not that gross. In fact, it was boring. And people are getting ripped off in Quiapo! Php 75 a pop! That’s a rip-off, if I have ever seen one!

Me: Do you have the torrent?

PipitBlog: Yes, I do. [laughs]

Me: You are enjoying a bit of popularity these days. How many visitors do you get a day?

PipitBlog: More or less 1,000 visitors a day.

Me: What’s the highest number of visitors you got in just one day?

PipitBlog: Last May 23, 2009, I got 101,568 visitors.

Me: Wow! Quite a feat, huh?

PipitBlog: Well, you can say that I guess.

Me: Speaking of visitors, are there still people asking you for links to the Hayden Kho Scandal?

PipitBlog: As a matter of fact, there are still people asking me for links.

Me: What do you think of Katrina Halili‘s comeback to the screen?

PipitBlog: Well, Katrina’s all-covered up these days. Good for her! But I have to admit, everytime she comes out dressed in a sexy outfit, the images of her in bed with Hayden comes back to my mind. There was one time on SOP where the antagonists of the Darna teleserye were introduced, the cameraman zoomed in on Katrina and the focus was brought from her head down to her toes. What’s up with that, you perverted cameraman?! How dense ca — [cross-talk]

Me: What was Katrina’s reaction? Sorry, I didn’t mean to interrupt.

PipitBlog: No, that’s all right. Katrina’s face was like “Get that stupid camera off of me already!” She looked really uncomfortable.

Me: Who would you vote for President on May 2010?

PipitBlog: I’d likely vote for Manny Villar.

Me: Not Noynoy Aquino?

PipitBlog: Definitely not Noynoy. I mean, if his mom died a month from the actual election day, I’d wager he’ll win by landslide. I mean, it’s just me. I don’t know about any of you, but I’ll vote for Villar  — if I was able to register as a voter, that is. [laughs]

Me: So you’re not going to be able to vote?

PipitBlog: What’s the point, right?! I’m not a targeted voter anyway. The only thing these Presidentiables has managed to do so far in their expensive TV campaigns is alienate the rest of the voting population — only focusing on courting the poor (the masa, so to speak).

Nakaligo ka na ba sa dagat ng basura?
Nag-Pasko ka na ba sa gitna ng kalsada?
Yan ang tanong namin,
Tunay ka bang isa sa amin?
Tutulungan tayo para magka-trabaho?
At kanyang plano’y magka-bahay tayo?
Si Villar ang tunay na mahirap.
si Villar ang tunay na may malasakit.
Si Villar ang may kakayahan
At gumawa ng sariling pangalan.
Si Manny Villar ang magtatapos ng ating kahirapan.

I’m not poor. So again, what’s the point of voting?!

Me: So what can we expect from you this New Year?

PipitBlog: Don’t expect anything so that you won’t get disappointed. [wink…wink]

Me: Do you have any parting words to your visitors and fans?

PipitBlog: Don’t subscribe to my blog! [laughs]

Taympers muna, Boto Na!


Taympers muna, Boto Na!

My Vote for the 2009 Bloggers’ Choice Award (National)

I vote for TAYMPERS

Bloggers’ Choice Award
2009 Philippine Blog Awards

taympers…remember…5% ng salary mo ha [wink…wink] Goodluck!

Contribute Articles and Pictures


Contribute

Help me continue to provide “quality” posts [hahahaha]. Contribute whatever you want. Of course, your contributions might depend on how you would define “quality”. But hey, no worries!

It may be about a celebrity, a politician or any famous figure, who you happened to see somewhere doing something interesting, questionable or perhaps, deplorable — especially if it’s deplorable! It could also be about a certain ordinary person who, for some reason, you totally HATE and wish to expose and humiliate in front of the whole blogosphere (e.g. your boss, your office mate, your enemy, your friend, your ex, your spouse, or anyone in your circle for that matter).

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If possible, do send pictures or photos of the people you want me to write about. And if it’s not too much, give me their email addresses so that I can send them the link to their article. hahaha

P.S. Kung may MAHALAGANG impormasyon kayo tungkol sa mga kasalukuyang balita sa TV o dyaryo o baka naman tungkol sa mga nakalipas na na tsismis sa showbiz, pulitika, atbp., ipagbigay alam agad sa akin para maliwanagan ang iba o pwede ring maliwanagan kayo kasi siguradong sa isang sulok ng maliit na mundong ginagalawan natin ay may isang taong nakakaalam ng katotohanan. But of course, it would depend on how you would define “truth”.

But hey, no worries! I’ll make you ANONYMOUS. bwahahahahah

So, send your contributions today to pipitblog@gmail.com. I promise I will make it worth your time. [wink]

I WILL POST YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS UNDER THE “DEAR PIPITBLOG” CATEGORY. So visit PipitBlog regularly to read the latest contributions. Ciao!

https://pipitblog.wordpress.com/2009/07/12/jennylyn-mercado-patrick-garcia-and-bong-revilla-scandal

https://pipitblog.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/francis-magalona-and-abegail-rait-scandal

Blog Review: Filipino Cultured Blog


Blog Review: Filipino Cultured Blog

Filipino Cultured is an entertainment blog which is being managed and owned by a Spanish-slash-Filipino author.

Oh let me edit that. For the sake of being politically correct, the author is of mixed Malay and Spanish descent.

There! Happy now???

Moving on…

The blog is teeming with topics about various actors and actresses in the Philippines as well as Spanish celebrities and Filipinos with Spanish descent. On the surface, it seems like a typical Filipino “tsismis” blog…with reliable inside information about up-and-coming showbiz events. Like I said, typical.

Anyway, what I found interesting was the whole concept of “enlightenment” which was gummed all over the first articles written by the author. I discovered that the underlying aim of Filipino Cultured is not mainly to provide showbiz scoops but to pitch for a wider acceptance of our Spanish heritage. However, I’m going to stress that there is nothing wrong about that. In fact, what better way for us Filipinos to be educated about our history than to take lessons from a Spanish-Filipino ilustrado, right?

“Even though many Latin Americans and Filipinos have Spanish blood, they’re not identified as Spanish when they go to Spain, they identify with the country that’s close to their heart, the country they were born in.” -Filipino Cultured

With that said, I wonder: Does the author of Filipino Cultured blog identify herself* as Filipino or as Spanish? I mean, by the title of the blog and all, I would say this one is a dead giveaway. Why else would she name the blog Filipino Cultured if she does not or cannot embrace or relate with the Filipino culture, right? (*I only assumed that the author is a woman (perhaps even a gay man) because no sane, straight male would admit managing a celebrity gossip blog.)

Well, you can decide for yourselves. Below are some of the excerpts from Filipino Cultured blog.

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“Filipino Cultured Blog brought to you straight from our hometown New York City, & L.A. POLITICA SOBRE PRIVACIDAD – Privacy Policy – Condiciones del Servicio – Derechos de Autor – Declaraciones Generales Advertising Information – Jobs – Información de la Empresa / Corporate Information(NYC? So that makes her American too? Tsk…tskI can only imagine what she puts on the “Nationality” field in the public records she fills up — NATIONALITY: American-slash-Spanish-Filipino??? The blog is so confused with its identity that it tries so hard to trace its bloodline right down to where her ancenstors first settled during the Paleolitic Age. Why don’t you add “Neanderthal”, while you’re at it huh?)

“Just because a Filipino speaks Spanish doesn’t mean that he/she’s not proud to be Filipino. If you consider all of the Filipinos you ever met in this world, sometimes some Filipinos who speak Spanish are even prouder to be Filipino than many Filipinos who don’t.” “I hate also when some Filipinos realized that I spoke Spanish, they’d say “Ah, Chabacano?” No, didn’t I just tell you when you asked where I was from that my family is from Manila (and has been for generations ever since our family history has been recorded), not from Zamboanga or Ermita and certainly not from Cavite, although those are beautiful places.” (Oh we’re so sorry Ms. High-and-Mighty for the mistake. it’s just that when Filipinos hear some of their fellowmen speak Spanish, we tend to think that they are actually “residing in the Philippines” and not some  arrogant jetsetter like you. Also, Chavacano is a well-known dialect here in the Philippines. How many other Spanish-infested dialects  spoken in the Philippines do you know? Right, one. So of course, most Filipinos would initially think that you are pertaining to Chavacano and not Spanish-Spanish. And one more thing, you are not in Spain, you are in Manila and people don’t give a flying fuck if you speak Castilian or whatever it is the hell that you speak. You can be a polyglot conversant in 10 different languages and it wouldn’t matter one single bit because HERE, we speak Tagalog.)

“Marian Rivera was born in Madrid, Spain. Her father is Spanish, and the interview with Jessica Soho said that she knows how to speak Spanish, but the way she spoke it in the interview with the incorrect and unmatching masculine noun/feminine adjective “esto es chica” instead of “esto es chico” and “un poquito problemo” instead of “un poquito problema”, anybody can tell that Marian Rivera doesn’t really speak Spanish, she actually speaks Chabacano, creole Spanish, which is logical since she grew up in Cavite, where her mom’s family is from. (Spanish….Creole Spanish…who cares?)

“I was made aware of the news that GMA was interested on returning Spanish as an official language on that day that it actually happened actually, and I added it to Wikipedia and people began wondering if it was true. Well it is true, and I’m very happy with it…I’ve seen a lot of debates on the internet about this issue, although for some reason, it had not yet penetrated the news media or television in the Philippines. Many people were strongly opposed because they believed it would be un-nationalistic, but that’s ridiculous considering that Spanish is the language of our Filipino ancestors (and my grandparents,and aunts and uncles), the language of the Ilustrados that started the revolution, and the language that built the country. It shouldn’t have anything to do with nationalism, it has to do with the power of language, and how language helps a country’s economy. In the call center business alone, knowing how to speak Spanish automatically earns you a promotion. I just hope that the Philippines pushes forward with this, and no uneducated misguided nationalists do something else that will further push the economy of the Philippines further downward by opposing to one of the smartest political, business, tourism, cultural, and economic opportunities that Philippines has ever had in a long time – taking advantage of OUR Spanish language to improve the Philippine economy.”

“Should Spanish be reinstated as an official language in the Philippines?” – Filipino Cultured

(Now, what Filipino in his or her right mind would ask such an insulting question? Spanish was the original official language of our country for more than three centuries. I say, 300 friggin’ years is more than enough, would you agree? I mean, there are already thousands of loaned  Spanish words in various Philippine languages and most colleges also offer Spanish language courses as an elective. So what’s the point in making it official again?

Making Spanish as our official language again is one thing but assuming that it can help the economy of the Philippines, well, that is quite vainglorious if not doltish. Filipinos should learn to speak Spanish because it’ll pave the way for a lot of job openings for Spanish-speaking agents in the call center industry? Why thank you very much! That definitely raised our hopes up about our future careers! Perhaps we can also be servants for Spanish employers abroad? And why not throw in some more of those Spanish-speaking caregivers to complete the stereotype.)

“I can speak and understand Spanish, and I can understand Tagalog, but I can’t speak it that well…” – Filipino Cultured

(So much talk about the lack of concern from Filipinos to embrace their Spanish roots but this author can’t even speak Tagalog well?! That betrays the author’s claim for national pride and heritage, doesn’t it? Verguenza tamien boh! Parar engrandice na quirre boh queda Filipino! Yes, I can speak Chavacano and I can speak and understand Castilian. I can also speak Tagalog and English. All these languages…I can speak fluently. That’s me telling you to embrace your Filipino roots…I mean…your mixed Malay heritage! SELL OUT!!!)

Blog Review Witness Lane


Blog Review

Witness Lane

Browsing through a long list of  ever so “typical” Pinoy Blogs, looking for what I deemed deserving of my unsolicited advice, I came across Witness Lane.

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“Read –at your own risk- the prose of an overeducated, underachieving dabbling bedlamite who scours the city’s bookstores by day and walks seven blocks of Manila ghetto by midnight, both upshots of being the eternal suburbanite commuter (a “cicerone”, he’d rather call it) and of the self-diagnosed neurosis of “thinking too much”. If you find yourself unable to forgive the absurdities, tolerate the man at the very least. He is, after all, only passing by.” – Witness Lane

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In case you have no idea what he meant, here’s…

Witness Lane for DUMMIES

vocabulary

Now let’s compare him with Joey Tribbiani, shall we?!

Seriously, I have never met anyone so obssessed with words…well, except for Joey🙂 Witness Lane‘s excessive use of “big words” underscores his obvious dependence on the dictionary. However, I must congratulate the man for his very entertaining attempt…I give him an “A” for effort.

Blog Review Badits.net


Blog Review

Badits.net

BADITS.NET serves as the new portal and home of all the poems written with such emotions that only one author could express, Kevin Paquet from Davao City. Enjoy all the free poetry which we offer to all of you, tell your friends, share our link and have fun^-^”

Kevin Pacquet is a 17-year-old poet from Davao. Samples of his previous works are featured at Badits.net and they are graciously being offered by Kevin for FREE.

Wow…geez…Kevin, that’s so kind of you!

Kevin’s creations are nothing short of a pile of puke. He can translate his emotions into something cute and relatable. Let’s give him that. But those poems are anything…but poetic. His infantile optimism borders on his narcissistic tendencies  to glorify his work. Noteworthy, indeed, is that exact, same optimism which allows him to create all kinds of imaginary followers.

Eventhough, his talent may seem shallow, and most likely pitiful, to the rest of the world…he doesn’t seem to mind. At least he has found consolation in poetry and that’s good. Otherwise, he’ll just be another angry teenager who plays lead guitar in a rock band. Well, here’s an excerpt from “My Bestfriend,” one of Kevin’s poems:

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My Bestfriend

I’ve never known too many people
But you are one of the very few
For whom i am proud to say
That i found a bestfriend inside of you…

Maybe we’re distant
But you seem so deep important
Maybe you won’t believe me
But it’s clear and wide to see…

Though i’ve met many friends
You’ll be one until my end
And forever i’ll remember
All between us, what we’ve shared together…

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True, he is no Shakespeare…yet! But perhaps, he should end his poetic “career” as early as possible. Hint…Hint…Only then will he be deemed a genius and added to the roster of poets who died gruesome deaths (think Sylvia Platt and Ernest Hemingway; although Hemingway was more of a novelist…he did shoot himself…so anyway you get the picture!)

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If there will be…some more

of your boring lines…like before

Come by here…at my door

and I’ll kill thee…that’s for sure

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