Category Archives: Technology

5 Five Sites I Can’t Live Without

After a long, busy and stressful day at work, there’ll be no better treat for me than making myself online and watching my favourite funny videos in motion. When everything is set, now it’s time for me to check out my five (5) most favourited and most visited sites on World wide Web.

1 ) Google / Gmail — No doubt above anything else, checking my personal emails is one of the most vital tasks in one’s life. Having my unending notifications from my other sites and newsletters from the blogs I followed. Not to forget those freaking spams I’m getting from people I do not know.

2 ) Facebook — I guess, 8 out of 10 Filipinos own a Facebook account and I don’t blame them for having one (or more). For me, it’s a site that gives me an opportunity to get connected with my friends, colleagues, neighbors, relatives, and more. It allows me to post whatever I think is worth reading or saying, apps that are worth using, and games that are worth playing. But sometimes, the way people behave, talk or post in timeline elevates disgust and hate. There are people who I wish I don’t get friends with but because I know them (personally), I have no choice but to ignore their ******* updates /status.

3 ) Twitter — The number of followers versus following don’t matter to me, the only thing I mind is the quality of posts from the people I follow (e.g. Cher, Marie Digby, Lee So Yeon, Cyndi Lauper &c.). I hate to see people who employs twitter just to let others know that they’re famous or whatever (but they’re not).

I love discovering new things from different cultures, world and ethnicity. It lets me create lists of people I follow depending on the interest they’re into.

4 ) Pinterest — Honestly, my first love is Tumblr but thanks to I discovered . It has nicer, cooler, and more prefessional look than any other sites ever made so far. It’s one of the chosen sites that requires no background or layout just to look good or become enjoyable to the users, so I salute Pinterest for that great job.

5 ) Goodreads — Books have never left my mind, I’m always thinking of what to read after my online life. Checking new events invitations, book recommendations and Quote of the Day are the ones I’m anticipating to.

If you’re not into books, you’ll find it a little boring at first. But once you explore the entire site, you’ll get addicted to it, EVERYTHING ! From giveaways to groups, to people, to author, to ebooks, to widgets, to feeds : they’re all engaging, so you better check this out.

Now I got the five websites I can’t live without, then maybe it’s time for you to make your own list or give me other more competitive links you find more interesting than of mine.
I’ll be happy to discover new stuffs, and will be open to better ideas from you guys.

Take a Look at the Past

Thanks to technology most especially to computers, cellphones, and other gadgets that made our lives even easier. One-click-access to everything, connectivity to other people with different races, capturing life’s most memorable moments, sharing yourself to the world and expressing all the things you wanted. There are lots of reasons why should we be grateful for those techy and innovative products of curiosity and creativity.

Me, as a person, still can’t imagine how those previous devices evolved into something really amazing: a digital camera from a film-feed cam, a computer typewriters, an iPad from desktop and laptops, an iPod and mp3s from radio and Walkman,a DVD, VCD, CD from Betamax, huge playing machine (dunno how they called it) and tapes, a PSP from Nintendo, a Nintendom from Tamagochi, Sega, and Gameboy, as well as humans coming to robotics.

That’s how fast the world has changed and continuously changing for the betterment of the universe. Everything comes in digital, virtual reality and whatsoever. Before, my favorite thing to do after schooling was to play with my friends from the neighborhood, social interaction, physical games, and real adventure. Now, most especially in the peak of my college years, after my hectic sked in campus, first place to go was in Internet or Cafe shop. Level up my crazykart, plants vs.zombies, farmville, cafe world, chat with my yahoo messenger, and browse Google or Wikipedia in regards to my homework. However, contemplating a perspective of a book buff, I still love to stick with all the Library literary collections or check out what’s new in bookstores rather than browsing E-books. To own a book (real one) is a great privilege for me as a reader.

All in all, despite of all stuffs that changed together with technology, norm, fashion, and human behavior, still there are those who care to value the past life of our ancestors. Manual and gradual, just to describe their way of living, it’s good to take a look at the past where everything has evolved, started and originated.