About this blog

Guerilla – (Spanish guerrilla, from diminutive of guerra war, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German werra strife — more at war), n. a person who engages in irregular warfare especially as a member of an independent unit carrying out harassment and sabotage (www.merriam-webster.com)

Geek –  noun (probably from English dialect geek, geck fool, from Low German geck, from Middle Low German)1 : a person often of an intellectual bent who is disliked 2 : an enthusiast or expert especially in a technological field or activity <computer geek> (www.merriam-webster.com)

Bloggernoun (short for Weblog) : a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer ; also : the contents of such a site (www.merriam-webster.com)

Zeitgeist –  (German, from Zeit + Geist spirit) the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era (www.merriam-webster.com)

Ngarud  – “Indeed!” (rough translation, Ilocano dialect, informal, Philippines) Contextually, it can also be used to convey and emphasize trepidation, irritation and exasperation at absurd aspects in given situations.

This blog is about the Zeitgeist of the times as reflected in queer and non-queer movies, music, comic books and TV shows, culture, politics and the news for Asians (Pinoys) and other like-minded people from my generation: people in their 30s, professionals, degree holders, single and pop culture addicts who eschew socio-cultural expectations conventions.


12 responses to “About this blog

  1. well we haven’t got a lot in common but I sure like your ATTITUDE! You know what you think and why you think it and you can articulate it all. SALUTE!

  2. Adam Jacot de Boinod ⋅

    Dear Sir

    I wondered if you might like a link to both my Foreign word site and my English word website or press release details of my ensuing book with Penguin Press on amusing and interesting English vocabulary?

    http://www.thewonderofwhiffling.com

    with best wishes

    Adam Jacot de Boinod

    (author of The Meaning of Tingo)

    (www.themeaningoftingo.com)

    adamjacot@fastmail.co.uk

    or wish to include:

    1) THE MEANING OF TINGO
    When photographers attempt to bring out our smiling faces by asking us
    to “Say Cheese”, many countries appear to follow suit with English
    equivalents. In Spanish however they say patata (potato), in Argentinian Spanish whisky, in French steak frites, in Serbia ptica (bird) and in
    Danish appelsin (orange). Do you know of any other varieties from around the world’s languages? See more on http://www.themeaningoftingo.com

    2) THE WONDER OF WHIFFLING

    The Wonder of Whiffling is a tour of English around the globe (with fine
    coinages from our English-speaking cousins across the pond, Down Under
    and elsewhere).
    Discover all sorts of words you’ve always wished existed but never knew,
    such as fornale, to spend one’s money before it has been earned; cagg, a solemn vow or resolution not to get drunk for a certain time; and
    petrichor, the pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a
    dry spell.
    Delving passionately into the English language, I also discover why it
    is you wouldn’t want to have dinner with a vice admiral of the narrow
    seas, why Jacobites toasted the little gentleman in black velvet, and
    why a Nottingham Goodnight is better than one from anywhere else. See
    more on http://www.thewonderofwhiffling.com

    with best wishes

    Adam

    • M. Bayaua ⋅

      Hi.
      I am sorry for the late reply, as the internet connection is a bit dodgy in this part of the world. However, you said you wanted me to link your sight to mine, is it? I would be more than happy to do that. Can you link your website to mine as well?

      Thank you.

      Regards,
      M.B.

  3. You rawk. Even Put ya on the EB blog roll!!! very clever… keep blogging 🙂 – E from EB

  4. drdoux ⋅

    i have enjoyed the irreverence of your posts and the astuteness of your observations. i just got a blog and am like-minded i think although not filipino. check me out if you like.
    http://feverinduced.wordpress.com/

  5. Park ⋅

    Hi. This is park.
    Your blog is awesome. I am goning to visit your blog on a regular basis.
    Thank you.

  6. Stacie

    Just discovered your blog and I’m loving it! Especially all the BSG stuff. I’m glad to know there’s someone else as obsessed with Tricia Helfer as I am. 🙂

    • mitchshin ⋅

      Thank you and thanks for reading the blog. I AM obsessed with Tricia Helfer’s Number 6. hehehe 🙂 I love, love, LOVE her! Cheers!

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