Sunday, August 31, 2008

mahilig ako sa pusa eh

...actually, mahilig ako sa mga hayop, period. bakit daw di ko naisipang mag-vet med. sabi ko, kasi inooperahan nila yung mga patay na pusa.

sobrang badtrip ako sa mga ka-opisina ako nung isang araw dahil pilit nilang inuulit yung kwento nila tungkol sa pusang naipit sa makina ng van. lahat ng makakakita sa akin inuulit yun, at nag-enjoy pa silang ikwento, animated. siguro, dahil sobrang thoughtful nila dahil alam nilang mahilig ako sa pusa, ikinuwento nila. how nice at ako ang naisip nila basta tungkol sa mga pusang namamatay. WOW. salamat ha. di na nakakatuwa eh, nakakainis na. sa loob-loob ko lang, wag sana kayong ma-reincarnate at maging pusang maiipit sa makina ng van, pakyu all.

I pick up cats...

...from everywhere.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

reposting - help Tara Santelices!

friends, let's help tara's family by doing a little effort on keeping this post going.
thank you.

as posted:
August 8, 2008, 12:00 midnight


Word spreads around fast and almost everyone has already heard about what happened to our dear friend, Tara Santelices (Assumption Antipolo’s Batch 2003 and Ateneo de Manila University’s Class of 2007, AB Political Science).

On the eve of her 23rd birthday, Tara was shot in the head during a hold-up while riding a jeepney along Imelda Avenue, Cainta, Rizal. Joee Mejias, who was with her at that time, rushed her to Amang Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Marikina City. The parents of Tara and Joee arrived at the hospital shortly thereafter. When morning came, Tara’s parents finally decided to transfer her to the Medical City, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City. Since 8:00am of August 6, Tara has been in the ICU fighting for her dear life. Her parents have decided not to push through with the operation.

Although it might seem that there is nothing else that we can do but wait for Tara to wake up from this horrific nightmare, we, the friends of Tara, have decided to raise funds for Tara’s hospital bills. This is the least we can do to ease the unbearable pain her family is going through. We have been given the go-signal from Tara’s dad, Tito Larry, and here are the details:

The temporary bank account is under Anne Marie F. Santelices, Banco de Oro, SA 2140-062201. For direct cash donations, please proceed to the ICU Waiting Room of the Medical City (Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City). Please look for Joee Mejias or Lila Santelices.

Any amount will be gratefully accepted. Anonymous donations are also welcome. Please spread the word. Forward this to your family, friends and even to everyone else you know. Please post this on Friendster, Multiply, Facebook and wherever else you can think of. Please send group messages on Yahoo Messenger. This will mean so much to us, her friends.

Please continue praying for Tara, for Joee and for both of their families. If you want to come see Tara, visiting hours at the ICU are at 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Thank you so much for your time and kind consideration.

For inquiries, please contact Joee Mejias (09228154987) for calls and Jac Ledonio (09167243071) or Myka Francisco (09163695148) for text messages.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

tweet tweet

Ever since one of our anthropology professors e-mailed the link of Dr. Michael Wesch's (of the Kansas State University--I'd love to have this guy as a prof-collaborator) YouTube video about what's been going on about "digital text" (The Machine Is Us/ing Us), I've been raving about it and as a result, I've also been 'renewing' my ties with my online networks and trying out a few new stuff. While I still refuse to have a Facebook account (my Friendster+Multiply accounts are enough, thank you), I have ventured to chirp into Twitter. There's more of me going around now (with the desire to connect with the rest of the world, yeah).

The Wesch-Digital Ethnography videos on YouTube couldn't have come at a more opportune time in my life. I am currently floating around, hoping to land on a topic for my master's thesis for my Anthropology degree. One of my closest friends in class strongly suggested I do something in line with my interest in media, art, and performance. Watching the video "An anthropological introduction to YouTube" gave me a renewed interest in what I've been studying and what I plan to pursue in cultural anthropology. Anthropology is so cool.

Hey RJ, mukhang may susundan ka na in terms of culture+tech and globalization. Hahaha. Play that funky music!