This is Me.

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Now, I choose to reveal because anonymity breeds not-so-nice things.

I choose to write to express, because I don't believe that impressions last.

I choose to become who I am, because I don't like pretense.

I choose to be just jets, because I believe I am.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Blog about iBLOG

I immediately felt the need to blog. Or the pressure, rather.

I've been working on a thesis about blogging for two semesters already and we just turned in the final-draft-for-binding copy last Friday. Goodness, what a relief!


The past few weeks (or is it few?) have been really toxic that I chose to skip my blogging activity during that time. Call it "blog overdose". I am my partner use the word blogging more often than the times we'd yawn. Yes, blogging doesn't have a synonym (yet) so we were made to settle for that plain, simple, four-letter word.


Our study made me more involved in the culture of blogging. I can't even believe that we made it through. It was plain nostalgia seeing our hand-written outlines at the back of a scratch paper. And now, it's about to be bound in maroon leatherette with the gold prints:


iBLOG:
A Study on the Impact of a
Bloggers' Code of Ethics on the
Freedom of Expression

I am more than thankful to everyone who, directly and indirwctly, helped us in our thesis. We know we couldn't have made it without all of you. Those sleepless nights, countless cups of coffee and packs of junks (chips and pancit canton alike), ligo-less consultation sessions with Prof. Feliciano were all gold-plated now; our efforts paid off!

And, for the few who are reading this blog, you are priveleged to hear the news: we are nominated for BEST THESIS!!! Yeah, and so we are keeping our fingers crossed, and trying our best to polish the documentary we are currently working on - we can do this!! The "Best Thesis"award will just be another flower decor on the cake because (I'd like to think that) the cake's already been iced. :)

Here's a taste of it:

Ebol, G.A.M.S. & Flora, R. P. (2009). ‘iBlog’: A study on the impact of the bloggers’ code of ethics on the freedom of expression, Unpublished Undergraduate Thesis, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

With the increasing popularity and influence of blogs also arise ethical problems in the blogosphere such as using blogs as a venue to attack another person, institution, goods or services. These issues have called the attention of some bloggers in the international scene to draft a Code of Ethics for Bloggers.

In the Philippines, the discussion on ethics and a code of ethics is still very new. This study tried to look into the possible effect of a code of ethics to the freedom of expression that bloggers currently enjoy. Moreover, the study also looked at bloggers’ perception of ethics and whether they apply ethics in their production of blogs.

These data were gathered through the conduct of focus interviews with several bloggers and a content analysis of their respective blogs. The data were compared to see whether the ethical principles they espouse really manifest in the blog sites.

All interviewed bloggers value ethics and apply it in their blogs. The study found out that bloggers value their individuality so much that they would rather follow their personal ethical standards than to be restricted by a universal code of ethics.

Hence, our thesis absract.

Above all these, I'd like to thank my oh-so-great thesis partner, Roxanne Perdio Flora, for being the best, most understanding, most generous and cool partner there could be! You make the puyatans a lot more like a pajama party :) Mwahugs! I couldn't forget how you'd edit the docu and be half-asleep! Haha! I love you, dear. :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Idle

...been idle for only-God-knows-how-long.

...been sleepless for countless nights.

...been missing the long chats and the facebooking-all-i want.

...been yearning for rest.

...been hoping to graduate.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

E-heads Concert

Attn: E-heads fans

What: March 7, 2009 marked the last concert of Ely, Raymund, Marcus and Buddy together as the band, Eraserheads.


Now, if you wanna listen to a full audio recording of great gig, click
here.

Credits to Coladilla, Azrael. Blog entry entitled "
Eraserheads concert - the Final Set - full concert MP3 audio recording." Posted on March 9, 2009.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

N/A

I wanna cry...

I feel like I can't do it anymore. I'm about to give up... It's just that a lot happened today. A LOT of depressing things. I hope I can cope up. :( I really hope I can.

I am, therefore, keeping this post short. I have to get back to work.

God, help me...

-Love lots, Jets.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Expect Much?

"The reason why we expect much from other people?
It's because we are willing to give that much to them..."
-
unknown author (quote from Tita Ilona | sent 03/09/09)

I couldn't agree more.

I am a person with very high expectations. Ask my parents, ask my friends, ask my sisters, ask my classmates and groupmates. Ask Rob. That is exactly the reason why I abhor mediocrity. As much as possible, I want to be one of the best and I want to give the best that I can give in anything that I go into. Things that are ordinary and usual frustrate me in a snap. I have a craving for the ideal things, for the blissful things... For perfection.

That is how competitive I am. My current level of competency is already a tamed level, (Thanks to Rob) but still there's something within me that always wants to be on top. I don't know what happened to me before, what happened to me as I grow up that shaped this egoistic personality. Or is it human nature to yearn for attention, to be at the epicenter?

On the other hand, I am a very generous person when it comes to effort. Records show that I am a person who is more than motivated to go against the odds, break the rules and move mountains just to make my loved-ones feel what I feel for them. But when I see that these are not reciprocated, all I can do is sigh.

Expectations can be good, although sometimes, it is better to wait and see. Expectations vary and can be compromised. Expectations determine how one feels. Expectations define happiness, despair and satisfaction. Expectations are part of life and living.

By the way, even God has expectations. :)

-Expecting you, Jets.