It’s been a year since we’ve begun this blog. Wahoo!
It’s time to bring back the love to the next batch of SEO experts, bloggers, and internet marketers! This year’s theme is more social-oriented. I guess this idea came from our professor who thinks that the Internet is more than an all-in-one medium that integrates the television, radio, the telephone, the mobile phone, and print. I remember a lecture about the elections and how we can harness the power of the internet to change the world (see: microfinancing in India and southern Philippines). This year he’s changed the rules from free-for-all to something that would affect change.
And the candidates for this year’s Internet Marketing class ’08 are:
Your World Vision.
The blog name speaks for this group’s goal. They want to hear from YOU, their future readers, your vision for the world and they take the extra mile to make the vision come true through donations. They have different topics each day which I find interesting (I personally like Feature Friday the best).
Project ISKO is more specialized I think because it champions the cause of UA&P’s organization of scholars (called ISKO). I’m thinking they should tie up with embassies (the Japanese embassy in particular). It’s the time of the year for the solicitation of grants and this blog might just win the ISKO-lars scholarships/internships to my dream destination, Japan. Scholars taking up Japanese and APS Japan, unite!
This group talks about the out-of-school youth in the Philippines. Read through their blog and you’ll uncover their greatest discovery: Dualtech–doing while training. I don’t know how they’ve handled the project but I hope they can bring this down to the LGUs and be the connection between DSWD (watchdogs of out-of-school youth) and Dualtech. Now THAT would be something life-changing. These guys have the connections to do it (I bet)!
I support their cause! I’ve been to one of IamS.T.R.O.N.G.’s talks in college and it’s inspiring. The program encourages you to think and learn to make decisions that coincide with the universal moral code.
The program was originally initiated by Dean Torralba and it has bloomed. My friend Sam used to tour with Dr. T to the different schools around the Philippines to talk about ‘loving for a reason’ (very Boyzone, very nineties). Last year they had an international symposium on marriage and family at a swanky Makati hotel.
The Knowledge Channel.
“I believe that the children are our future”. That’s all that I can say and this is what the Knowledge Channel is about. They are addressing and supporting the problems of public schools in terms of quality of education. I wonder how the group works offline though. I like the idea that they’ve arranged an ARCHIVE-full of shows…alphabetically! They have episode guides and everything. I hope they can host the episodes online! Or get the rights to broadcast the shows. Then in the future they can sell/donate the blog to ABS-CBN/PTV 4. Exciting!
I Keep Love Real.
The blog topic is eerily similar with the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty. Only their idea is about changing how WE perceive love (4 loves, anyone? I loved that book). They could maybe merge with IamS.T.R.O.N.G. in the future since their objectives are aligned. For the readers who’d like to put some deep thought on loving…this blog is a must-read for you.
I Share Happiness.
Have you ever listened/read the Secret? I think this blog will compliment what Rhonda Birnes is promoting. Positivity yields attraction of the good. The good will always, more than anything, make us happy. This blog is uplifting and once you’ve become part of their community, it seems that you’ll never be alone again.
They were funky, overly large, and well cute. The Pop Swatch was born in the 80’s but it got to Manila during the nineties. My cousin was obsessed with collecting all the straps that would match.
We would always pass by Gift Gate in the Greenhills Shopping Arcade so that we would see the new stocks. Today, the large watch trend is being led by Original Design Minimal (ODM).
The show’s goal was simple: to give the Pinoys an overview of the Japanese culture. We love it for the host’s flawless translation of Japanese to Filipino. It also helps that she speaks in a sing-song voice while she asks the Tokyo-dwellers about their day-to-day living. Sad to say, this show stopped airing in RJ TV 29 many years ago. However, cheesedip.com says that Oh! Tokyo III is undergoing production and will be airing on WINS channel.
Seen these 90’s teen stars lately?
1. Phoebe Cates (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
2. Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Wild America)
3. Jonathan Jackson (Camp Nowhere)
4. Brandy (Moesha)
5. Tia and Tamara Mowry (Sister, Sister)
6. Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone)
7. Daniella Fischer (Boy Meets World)
8. Larissa Oleynik (Alex Mack)
9. Rachel Leigh Cook (Babysitters Club)
The year was 1998 and we, as a nation, have just recovered from the Thalia telenovela avalanche. We needed a change of pace so here’s a soap whose heroine is a child. Her height is as tiny as her voice! I love her show-gum smile and lengthy lashes. The story was interesting in the beginning: she lived in an orphanage and if I’m not mistaken, she’s looking for her parents. Like any ‘novela, the main story disappeared by the end: the kid was put aside as her parents’ love story took centerstage.
Have you guessed the title yet? Let us know…for kicks.
Remember that old Glorietta store called Stick ‘Em Up? During the day, my schoolmates flocked to that store to purchase these felt stickers to add to their growing sticker collection. You’re not allowed to use the prized babies though because they’re only meant to be ogled at and be envied. Fights ensued over whose sticker collection is better. My friends swear that up to this day they have albums tucked away in their closets. This calls for a sticker convention…any takers?
When girls my age got sick of stickers, they switched to collecting stationery. In elementary, we collected those rose-scented sheets with matching stickers and envelopes. The collection, however, evolved to note pads after Tickles opened. I remember being part of that craze, going to the store week after week to look and buy their notepads to suit my teenage letter-writing mania.
3. High-tech pencil case
We marveled at this mechanic thing that stored paper clips, a sharpener, staple wires, erasers, and pens.
4. Trapper Keeper
We didn’t need this back then but kids got one because it was a great place to store their stationery and stickers in.
5. 128 Crayon Case
Hot pink and electric blue were my favorite colors from the Crayola briefcase. It was so fun to color the activity books because of the numerous shades to choose from.
I was territorial with my crayons because kids who would borrow from me would either: break the good colors in half or make the sharpest end dull.
I used to bring coloring books to school to pass the time. Eventually I moved on to real books. I began reading Archie, then the Sweet Valley series (from Kids, Twins, High, and Senior Year), Nancy Drew, the Babysitters Club, and R.L. Stine.
8. All-in-One Pen
I suspect that the mechanical pencil case fad faded because of this writing instrument. The All-in-One pen boasts of inks from the rainbow.
I remember entering my classroom with some kindergarten classmates hovering over the windows while looking at a cotton ball with reverence. The cotton ball, I found out later, was used as an incubator to kisses beads.
One of my friends told me that our classmate was waiting for kisses to multiply. Kisses was what we called colored aroma beads that we kids used to store in metal pencil cases. I usually saw it in green, pink, or blue.
According to the young kisses expert growers, you have to put them in twos or threes in a single cotton ball dipped in alcohol. You leave it alone for three days and when you come back for it, the beads have already reproduced.
Naturally I got curious about the kisses effect and tried it on my own and my little experiment yielded no success. I discovered that I was not born to breed…beads that is.