31 January, 2012

nothing to write?

There are days when I can’t think of anything to write, like right now.

blank-mind writers block

I can categorize my blogs into personal and informative. I have two personal blogs and this is where I write my most inner thoughts as well as the daily happening in my life. The info blogs, I have 8, are niche blogs where I share information that I myself have just read or learned. More time is needed to write a single post on my niche blogs compared with my personal blogs. For my niche blogs, I have to do some extensive research so as not to give wrong information to people. My personal blog, all I have to do is recall the things that happened to me and voila - new blog post!

As I've said, there are days when my mind goes blank - can’t think of anything to write. So what do I do when that happens? For my personal blog, I turn to twitter and read my previous tweets. There was a time when I tweeted about a certain book that I read  and it gave me an inspiration on what to write.

For my information blogs, I update my iPod’s news applications and sync it to my Read Me Later app and I’m good to go - even without WiFi connection. My favorite news apps are Pulse News, Flipboard and World News.

Do you have days like mine also? What do you usually do to solve the my-mind-is-blank-today problem?

24 January, 2012

twitter apps that i love

I use different twitter applications on my iPod Touch. I rarely use it for tweeting new blog posts because Windows Live Writer does the job for me. It automatically tweets newly published posts, complete with hashtag (like if my blog post is about the PSEi, #PSEi is included on the tweet) and url link to the post. Will explain further on a different blog post. So back to the twitter apps that I usually use...

I love echofon, I get to stalk conversations of other tweeps. And it automatically gives notifications of new mentions and DM's, no need to open the application first. Good search results also for users and @ mentions. Easy editing of following lists.

UberSocial is another favorite. Because one: it has twitlonger and two: the Uber Channels.

twitbird twitter application 
My newly downloaded iPod twitter application is TwitBird. Twitlonger, emoji, url shortener, hashtag search, and it can fetch and post the music on your ipod's song list and whatever music is currently on. And lots of other apps on this awesome app!

They say twitbot is the best twitter app there is. But it's a paid app, I'm not that into twitter, so not the app for me.

What twitter application do you usually use? Any favorites?

23 January, 2012

Willie Revillame, good person?

I have a friend who works at TV5. He's with the TV5 Kapatid Foundation team. He posted on Facebook, a few weeks back, that Willie Revillame is in CDO and is apparently giving away 2 million pesos to flood victims. That's his status, that's his wall, he's entitled to idolize and be amazed with Willie. I can't help but leave a comment though. He of all people should know, that money didn't come out of Willie's own pocket. But the way he wrote it, he's giving the impression that the 2 million is from Willie's personal fund.

Wil Time Big Time Willie Revillame

I was doubly amazed how there were a lot of comments applauding Willie's generosity. Oh well, that’s how Pinoy's are, so fond of idolizing the wrong people?

17 January, 2012

Strict Mommy

As much as I don’t want my son to hate me, I also don’t want him to wear eye glasses yet. Last time I had my eyes checked, wanted to know if I need reading glasses already, doctor said I still have a 20/20 vision. I’m already 35.

baby eyeglasses 
My son is only 10 years old. And I’m worried that too much television, computer and handheld games will destroy his eyesight early on his life. So yes, he can hate me now because I know he’ll thank me later on, in the near future, for being a strict mom. Less time from using the above mentioned technology is being strictly enforced in our house. When I say less time, it means none-at-all during weekdays and 3 hours only on Saturday, Sundays and holidays.

Do you have rules like this in your household?

The Hunger Games

I first heard about this book, The Hunger Games trilogy, on twitter. It was named one of Publishers Weekly's "Best Books of the Year" in 2008 and a The New York Times "Notable Children's Book of 2008".

The Hunger Games, the first book of The Hunger Games trilogy, is a novel written by Suzanne Collins. First published in 2008, the book is about sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where the countries of North America once existed. In the book, the Hunger Games is an event held annually where one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of the 12 districts surrounding the Capitol, the central city, are selected to compete in a televised battle in which only one person can survive.

The Hunger Games

Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight series, said, "I was so obsessed with this book....The Hunger Games is amazing."

Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, said, "closest thing to a perfect adventure novel."

Stephen King compared it to "shoot-it-if-it-moves videogames in the lobby of the local eightplex; you know it's not real, but you keep plugging in quarters anyway." He gave the book an overall B grade.

Just got an ebook copy, will put it on my iBooks right about now…

Have you read the book? Is it included in your “must read” list? Why or why not?

Harry Potter and J. K. Rowling

I am reading, for the second time after more than ten years, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. To those whose not familiar with this book, my eyebrows are raised in disbelief right now, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the first book of the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling.

harry potter and the sorcerer's stone

Me and my sister C bought the book for our youngest sister H around eleven or twelve years ago. I wasn't actually interested in reading it but bought it for H because I heard a lot of good reviews about it. Finding myself with nothing to do one day, I hesitantly read the book, just look at the book cover - only a grade schooler will buy that book, and the rest as they say is history.

After more than ten years, I've actually forgotten the story. I'm getting to know Harry Potter all over again. I am reading an ebook version on iBooks so I can read it outside the house without the burden of carrying a heavy paperback everywhere I go. Paperback or ebook, it doesn’t matter. It still is a page turner.

Golden Globe 2012 Winners


And the winners are…
Best Drama
The Descendants
Best Comedy/Musical
The Artist
Best Animated Film
The Adventures of TinTin
Best Actor in a Drama
George Clooney, The Descendants
Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Actress in a Drama
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy
Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Director
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Best Screenplay
Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen
Best Score - Motion Picture
The Artist - Ludovic Bource
Best Original Song - Motion Picture
"Masterpiece" - Madonna
Best Foreign Language Film
A Separation, Iran
Cecil B. Demille Award
Morgan Freeman
Best TV Comedy or Musical
Modern Family
Best Television Series - Drama
Best Mini-Series
Downton Abbey
Best Actor in a TV Drama
Kelsey Grammer, Boss
Best Actor in a TV Musical or Comedy
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Best Supporting Actor in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Best Actress in a TV Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland
Best Actress in a TV Musical or Comedy
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Best Supporting Actress in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Best Actor in a TV Movie
Idris Elba, Luther
Best Actress in a TV Movie
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
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