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The Parody Has Moved! 26 January 2007

Posted by Sasha in Blogs & Blogging, Gallivanting Episodes, The Rambler.

Hey, guys!

Sorry if I’m only making this announcement now but yea, I moved! (Like it’s not obvious, eh? Hehe)

You can find the new and hopefully permanent address of my personal blog, The Parody™, at www.The-Parody.com.

I’ve been, er, busy — too busy, if you ask me! — the past few months and I haven’t really had the time to take care of the moving bit. But you can play catch up since you didn’t miss much, really. Teehee.

That’s it.

And, oh, I’m still blogging over at Tops 2 Bottoms, Light the Torch and Dating Dames. I’ll give you updates in succeeding posts. (Yea, I’ll still be checking this blog like I have been the past few months. Heehee. I know… the blogger turned lurker — that’s me. Heh.)

Thanks much and I hope you visit me in my new home!!! 🙂

P.S. Don’t forget to change the links on your blogroll!


Yuga, Jayvee and WIFI in Mocha Blends BF Homes 24 October 2006

Posted by Sasha in Blogs & Blogging, Gallivanting Episodes.

Call me silly — but, hey, I’m so ecstatic that I’m on WIFI right now. LOL.

It’s courtesy of Abe. Hehehe. We’re currently at Mocha Blends in BF Paranaque, Jayvee is here, too.

Twas so timely when I saw that Jayvee had called my mobile earlier and missed it. Why timely? Cuz I was currently stuck where I was then — Ortigas! Tsssch. It’s been a while since I last commuted, you see. So, I had no idea on how I was gonna get home. Good thing he was with Abe and they agreed to pick me up. Hehehe. We stopped by Metrowalk for some Yoo Hoo pork barbeque and Lechon Manok [roasted chicken] dinner before zooming off to Paranaque. [I got to drive the AdSense Car! Woohoo!]

Anyway, Abe helped me configure my *new* laptop so I can be as geeky about the web like them two. Heehee. It’s soooo cool! I feel like a kid right now.

So, now over a slice of *waaarrrm* apple pie, and glasses of Iced Mocha and House Blend Iced Tea, we continue our conversation on keywords, deep linking and this issue about the < — more — > tag.

Go on. Take it away, boys.

Blogging bought me a RAZR 10 October 2006

Posted by Sasha in Blogs & Blogging, Shopping, The Rambler.

RAZRSo, okay. My 3 year-old Nokia 7650 died a few days ago.

Que horror!

Uh — not really. I really don’t get too attached to mobile phones. In fact, most of my friends often complain how I hardly respond to their SMSes just for the reason that, sometimes, I just couldn’t be bothered esp when in the first place, there was no question asked in the message. And I’m more of the “I’ll call you type” than the“SMS type”, if you know what I mean.

But I do admit that my mobile phone is one of the gadgets that’s important to me, basically, for two reasons, [1] communication for personal and work reasons and [2] it serves as my digital pen and paper.

So, when my Nokia suddenly decided to die on me, I had to control myself from freaking out, reasoning that there’s a saner way in dealing with this sort of situation — uh, like buy a new one.

However, I can’t help but notice that most of the electronic devices I’ve been handling are throwing a fit when I as much as touch them. Like how my PC started re-starting on its own a few days ago — found out that it’s RAM and VideoCard needed to be replaced so soon after I bought the new phone. Grrr. Yes, people, I should be posting “the PowerColor 128MB|64-bit ATI Radeon 9250 that blogging bought” [update: just bought a 512MB PC333 DDRAM] alongside this post! Gah.

Anyway, with the help of the ever-reliable Rico, I found a sweet deal on a Motorola RAZR V3. I’ve always wanted to own a clamshell phone, just been waiting for a *really* good Nokia one. But I’ve been eyeing this one from Motorola eversince it came out. Now, I own one. Isn’t it great? Heehee.

Yea, I’ve finally joined the bandwagon, “the [insert item here] that bloggin bought”, and wrote about this cool new toy that I’ve got blogging to thank for. And would you believe that somebody else wrote about this experience, too? Utter coolness.

It’s fun that doing something you love can actually reward you with something like this mobile phone, a camera, a house or an almost house! And yea, you can even count that snack if you consider it as one of blogging’s perks. Heehee.

Yes. Blogging IS this much fun.

High Five on b5media 4 October 2006

Posted by Sasha in Blogs & Blogging, The Rambler.

high 5 on b5When WP.com’s Super Admin announced the birth of the new sidebar widget, Top Posts, a few days ago, it made me think of rounding up the popular posts from the previous month in my b5media blogs.

So, getting on with it then.

There you go.

I hope you get to check them out and see what the fuss is all about. If you leave a comment, it’ll be sooo much better! Teehee. Incidentally, have you seen the popular ones in The Parody™, too? Look to your right, on the sidebar, just below the recent posts. Let me know your favourite!

Teh BlogCon is the Shizzle! 27 September 2006

Posted by Sasha in Blogs & Blogging, Gallivanting Episodes, The Rambler.

b5media BloggersThe BlogCon paved a way for us b5’ers to meet up. The ones on the photo are Cellphone9‘s Jayvee Fernandez, Simply Thrifty‘s Noel Bautista, and Cancer Commentary‘s Gloria Gamat. All blogs are part of the b5media Blog Network. That’s why we grabbed this chance to get a photo taken. Cool keepsake, isn’t it?

Sasha with Rico MossesgeldI hitched a ride with friend and The Smart PDA blogger Rico Mossesgeld to the BlogCon. Thanks, man! BTW, to all the whispered [and blatant!] speculations about “us” being on a date that night — here’s the final press statement — Twas not a date! “We’re just friends!” [Typical showbiz answer, eh? Nyahaha.]

Bimbo IsidroMa new mate, Bimbo! Major shout out to you! Wehehehe. I’m so glad that I met you. I’m hoping for more blogger meets with you in it!

Like what I already told you, I’m looking forward to seeing your Vespa in person! Teehee.

Gloria GamatGloria! Why art thou liveth in Bicol?! Waaah. I wish you live nearer so we can share more nights filled with bottles of San Mig Super Dry. [Hint! Hint!] I know I can get selfish sometimes. Hahaha.

Abe OlandresAbe, I shall call you — Teh Godfather! And we are your Yuga-minions. Heehee.

So, what do you say?

Anyway, that was some fine gig you set up for the Filipino bloggers! Woot! Tis the shizzle! We want an encore! Heehee.

Elber CruzYou’re way cool, Elber! Thanks for letting me use your Canon 350D! Twas a real treat! Had Matus let me surf properly, I wouldn’t have talked to you! I’m such a snob, aren’t I? Hahaha.

Jonas DiegoAlas! We finally meet, Mr. Jonas Diego! Heehee. I didn’t recognise you at first but the name tag helped. Hahaha. I wish you stayed a bit longer, though. And why, oh, WHY are you surrounded by women? Hahaha.

Of course, I did get to see familiar faces cuz I already met them on a different occasion like my cousin, Chris, [Wahahaha! Loved your BlogCon post, by the way!] and Markku.

And I did get to meet other bloggers

Clair – who mistook me for my sister. Heehee. Tis all good, though. Quite understandable. Eh? Is it? I always thought my sister and I don’t look alike. Ah, well. Hahaha. And there’s Jun, who graciously let us crash their table. Hehehe. And Andrei, who was kind enough to come up and talk to me that night.

Rico did a good job on his numbered list describing what happened that night. Ditto on everything except for:

    #5 – since I already know him and he’s a b5’er in my eyes.
    #6 – just 1 Super Dry for me. Sigh.
    #9 – uh, what is a flash drive? Kidding! Kidding!
    #10 – I’m a snob, eh. Nah. Got caught up on talking to Gloria! Hahaha.
    #11 – Who??? Again! I’m ONLY kidding! Teehee.
    #13 – I’m the passenger! Or the backseat driver?! Gimme the wheel, dammit! Muahahaha.
    #14 – Workaholic, aren’t we? Heh. But I did go online, though. Ahehehe.
    #15 – Ha. I slept 30 minutes earlier. Hahaha.

What I got out of it?

Weirdest thing, actually.

It’s whenever I link up, I’m now reminded of Marc. Hahaha.

See? I told you it’s weird.

Anyhoo, were you there and I failed to meet you? Did anyone else have a blast like I did? Come on, you can tell me. Heehee.

BTW, you can click on the photos [incidentally, them photos are courtesy of Elber and/or Jayvee — I just stole borrowed them. Teehee] for a larger view and some more tidbits. Heehee. AND I’m planning to post some more photos. And, oh, can people puh-leeez post some more photos?! I love photos. Heehee.

The Brand-spanking New Truth + Travesty 25 September 2006

Posted by Sasha in Blogs & Blogging.

new look
Not everyone knows that I have a dating blog. Even when links are left every now and then. Teehee. It’s the first time I ever blogged about it here. I reckon it’s not really important if people read it or not read it, for that matter. It’s just there for me.

So, why am I blogging it now?

Well — I simply have got to tell you guys how much I’m digging the new look! Hahaha. If, by any chance, you’ve been over there — pre-new look — can you puh-leez let me know how much it has changed — for the better?! But, in case, you’re a newbie to the site, can you tell me if you like it? [Nevermind what I write about. Just a bunch of nonsense. Hahaha.]

For those who are inept on reading between the lines

here’s the click-y! —> Truth + Travesty

I’m hoping to get a pat or two on the back. I did mention that I laboured on it for more than 10 friggin’ hours, right? So, come on! Show this proud and *aherm* single blogger some love! Heehee.

Let me know what you think!

P.S. It looks f**ked up in IE but gorgeous on Firefox. I suggest you switch. Heehee.

Blogs, Blogging and Bloggers 24 September 2006

Posted by Sasha in Blogs & Blogging, The Rambler.

Blogs. They have become a web phenomenon. Comes real close to them online dating sites. Heehee. Or is it the other way around? Hahaha. Anyway. If you spend a lot of time in the blogosphere, you’ll find that blogs are evolving from the usual day-to-day journalling into interest-centric sites. And a way to measure a blog’s real success is if it has become a place to hang-out for like-minded people on the web, seemingly taking on a forum-like atmosphere. People just keep coming back and not just nameless, faceless “uniques”. Heehee.

Blogging. As a past time, it will only involve writing and checking out other blogs. But if it has become one of the major reasons why you go online, it will take you 8-12 hours to finish — hopefully — whatever that is you’ve set out to do. It includes the usual blog-hopping and template designs that you busy yourselves with.

Did you know that, in blogging, about 70% – 80% of your time is spent on reading and research alone? I reckon it’s cuz you need to know more to write more. And, of course, we all know that writing plays a huge part in it. So, these things you get to find out can be used as fodders and/or content for blog posts.


The 7Tube Tagger Game 24 September 2006

Posted by Sasha in Blogs & Blogging, Music & Artists, Puzzle & Game, The Rambler.

Rico tagged me for this 7Tube Tagger Game.

Now, I’m tasked to list 7 songs I’m listening to off-late, and 7 people I want to tag to continue the game.


It would’ve been better to ask me to list 7 albums not just songs. [grumbles]

“Myu-zik iz zee wahterr o’ mee soul.” Teehee.


Getting on with the game —

  1. Sweet Thing by Mary J. Blige [Chaka Khan Cover]
    “Oh, sweet thing, don’t you know you’re my everything?”
  2. Every Little Thing by Dishwalla
    “I wish I could be every little thing that you wanted all the time — sometimes.”
  3. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    “We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl.”
  4. My Happiness by Powderfinger
    “You’re over there when I need you here.”
  5. My Skin by Natalie Merchant
    “Your face-saving promises — whispered like prayers — I don’t need them.”
  6. Under The Milky Way by The Church
    “I wish I knew what you were looking for — might have known what you would find.”
  7. Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
    “If I lay here — if I just lay here — would you lie with me and just forget the world?”

And now, for the tagging part —

  1. Shai – that is if you’re not too busy. Heehee
  2. Mel – if you’re still not having your kid. Hahaha.
  3. Zoe – interesting Lomo, Zoe. Do you find inspiration in music, too?
  4. Alistair – The only photographer I know who spends a lot of time taking photos of musicians.
  5. Aaron – I noticed that you’re listening to a lot of music lately. Care to take a shot on listing 7 of them? Heehee.
  6. Neil – I’m not sure what your take on memes now but I’m hoping to find out about your current picks since the last time I saw a list you made, I was impressed.
  7. Angelo – Hi, Mr. NBA Obsessed. Hehehe.

Okay, people. Carry on then.

BlogCon, Anyone? 19 September 2006

Posted by Sasha in Blogs & Blogging, Gallivanting Episodes.

Abe announced it first. Jayvee said something about it, too. A number will follow suit, I’m sure. Heehee.

What is a BlogCon, anyway?

For now, it’ll be an informal meet-and-greet type of thing for bloggers. It’s scheduled on the 25th at National Sports Grill in Greenbelt 3, Makati.

Interested? Go register here.

You’ll let me know if you’re going, right..? Please?!

Giving Compliments to Bloggers 13 September 2006

Posted by Sasha in Blogging Gadgets, Blogs & Blogging, The Neo-Blogger, The Rambler.

As a blogger who started with just raw writing skills and mediocre tech skills, I’m amazed with what I’ve learned in the past 2 years. Ack. 2 years?! Who would’ve expected that I’d take blogging this seriously! Hahaha. What started out as random musings documented in my Multiply blog became a growing ripple of conundrums that stretched to a broader spectrum. I found myself plunging into the abyss of amateur blogging at Blogger with a Lifestyle blog and a Dating Blog, both taking on a personal tone on the topics. Then came my Fashion blog with it’s own domain, which fortunately became part of b5media. Catapulting me into the world of problogging.

WTF?! What do I know of HTML, blogging platforms, SEO, template designs and Technorati? But, hey, with a bucket of patience, a barrel of hardwork and with humongous help from Google, I was able to learn enough to survive. Heehee.

But I still do worry about not doing this blogging thingie effectively. [It is work, after all!] 😉

So, when I found out that I’m somewhat using Technorati tags “quite well” at Tops 2 Bottoms, I was so happy! What a compliment! It means I am doing something right. Hahaha. 🙂

And, of course, for every blogger, compliments are not just adjectives directed to physical attributes [uh, cuz we’ve only got machines connecting us?], but, more importantly, it’s the links, i.e. a link post at The Smart PDA to T2B‘s Armani-fied. However, telling us that we write well and we’ve successfully covered a useful topic for you, ranks all the same. Personally, I immensely enjoy seeing you guys leave a comment on my posts. It just shows that you want to interact with me and the rest of the readers of my blog! It’s so cool!

Bloggers are so easy to please, eh? Well, alright — at least, this blogger, that is. Hahaha. [I guess some can be such snobs. Heehee. Don’t worry. I’m one of the nice ones. :)]

So, remember — compliments are always welcome [Hint! Hint!] and keep the comments coming. 😉