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I think I Just Trolled a Rockstar. :)

Posted: February 27, 2014 in Random

Haha. That is, if the owner of the Facebook profile who bashed me was indeed Sir Nathan Azarcon himself. Pardon me if I needed to dissect this chronologically. But it’s not everyday that you get the attention of someone popular in a very peculiar and unexpected way. LOL!

It happened a few hours ago, before sunrise. I work on a graveyard shift that’s why it is normal for me to stay up in the wee hours of the morning.

I had my ‘lunch’ at around 1am, and I had the chance to check FB from my phone, when I saw a notification that Nathan tagged me in one of his posts : 

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He tagged my profile on the comment section of THIS post: 

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He did so tag mine, along with a couple more profile of some random Facebook guys. I told myself I already know where this is going. I thought that I should be somehow flattered because of the fact that Nathan Azaron, a celebrated bassist for Rivermaya, Bamboo, and now with a band he formed himself, Hijo – would tag a random fan like me in a post. Much like how people become excited when some famous star followed them on Twitter. You get the idea. I just didn’t know what it was for. I thought I appreciated the fact that Nathan is reactive to his followers’ posts. 

BUT THEN, HE POSTED THIS, much to my surprise: 

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This was after I commented a quote (photo above), trying to become an advocate of free speech. For some reason, Nathan either misunderstood what that was for, or he simply just didn’t like my post. But I’ d love to think that it was the former rather than the latter. 🙂 He then quoted my “Man up boy!” comment on his thread, then tagged my name and added “Atras bayag mo ngayon”.

Now, let’s move back to the posts on my wall over the weekend.

On February 25, I saw from Dong Abay’s  FB wall, this: 

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So, I got curious and researched what that was all about. I searched for Nathan’s profile and found this picture with some comment (I can’t recall exactly how he phrased it), hitting Dong Abay and saying that he (Dong) claims to own the songs of his band, Yano, but he did not write them himself :

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So, Dong Abay posted the warning after Nathan posted this. And then I screencapped Dong’s post and the picture on Nathan’s wall, but I wasn’t able to capture the comments – and then reposted it on my own Wall. It was also the week after, I guess, that the Supreme Court favored the decision that Cyber Libel is officially a crime, so I gave my post the angle to show how the CyberLibel would implicate a lot of stuff in the social media and the internet.

I told myself, “Why would Nathan mind what’s going on in Dong’s band and bash him right then and there?”. And then I thought of posting a comment on Nathan’s post, where the picture above was included, this harmless comment “Man up, boy.”. And that’s how I ended up being tagged by Nathan. 🙂 

I realized I somehow hit a nerve with that “Man up, boy” comment, that made him post the “atras ang bayag” and attack me. Man, that was totally uncalled for. And since I never bash anyone until I get attacked personally, I decided to post this, and his reply totally made my day!  

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I was peacefully observing the events that would transpire between Dong and Nathan’s word war. I used to follow Nathan’s profile months back, thinking that I could score some details on their band’s upcoming event and what not. But I then noticed in his posts, that all the ever does is to bash anyone whenever he feels like it – whether it be PNoy, or Napoles, or anyone in the limelight. Not that I don’t agree with what he says, but most of them are just plain, baseless opinions and obviously weren’t thought through before posting. I was a fan, and I guess I still am, of Rivermaya,  and Bamboo, and that carrier single got me interested in Hijo, and his bass playing. 

After the early morning posts, Nathan deleted the “Tinanggal ko..” thread, and blocked me. For all I care. I have his blunder preserved here, anyway. He also deleted a lot of posts pertaining to Dong, and replaced it with virtues with some “awesomely inspiring photos” instead.

Don’t get me wrong, but I respect Nathan Azarcon as a musician, and I have adopted his style in playing the bass most of the time. I jam with their songs with my guitars. I can’t help but think that this might be one of the reasons why Rivermaya disintegrated – there is so much ego for a four piece band. And it appears that a personality such as Nathan’s is one who would not allow and admit defeat, even if he was wrong, let alone apologize for his wrongdoings and shortcomings. 

Guys, feel free to visit their walls, Dong and Nathan’s, and decide who’s right and who’s not, or just be a silent audience, grab some popcorn and read along if all you ever want is to get entertained as a Netizen. 🙂

For me, I’m savoring this victory as a keyboard warrior. A bruise on another arrogant person’s ego is another feather on my hat. And unlike him, I don’t chicken out, but I admit my mistakes if I ever made one online.  LOL! 🙂 

PS: Saka olats na si Nathan AZARcon sa pang-aalaska ni Dong Abay sa wall, okay na yun. 🙂

Have you ever wondered why people are falling for romantic love songs, but probably never appreciate the person who wrote it as much as their works? or never realize how heartbroken they were when they wrote it?

They always think of them as sore losers. And however great it sounds, it kinda makes anyone feel bad when the only thing that’s awesome about you is the sorry song that you made famous because it came from your broken heart.

 

“See what happen when you don’t think? You DO!”

– Barney Stinson to Ted Mosby, HIMYM, Season 1 Ep 11

MY LIFE ACCORDING TO GOLDFINGER

Posted: January 25, 2014 in Confessions, Random

I promised myself I would do this in my blog. Here it goes. It’s a ‘post game’ from Facebook. Here are the rules:

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, answer these questions. Tag FRIENDS you think may be interested in doing this. You cannot use the artist the previous person used. Do not repeat a song title. Repost this as “my life according to (artist)“….

But what I planned to do is not only to put in the titles, but also to supply the media, music or video, and possibly the lyrics of each Goldfinger songs for each item. I am right now a little bit lazy to provide other descriptions or stories behind each of the songs… but I might add some any time soon.

 

1.Pick an artist:

GOLDFINGER

– Why Goldfinger, you may ask?

This is why. Check my other blog entry here:   GOLDFINGER

2. Are you a male or female?

SUPERMAN 

 3. Describe yourself:

SPOKESMAN

4. How do you feel:

WASTED

5. Describe where you currently live:

HERE IN YOUR BEDROOM 

6. If you could go anywhere, where would you go:

MILES AWAY

7. What is the best way to travel?

99 RED BALLOONS 

8. Your best friend:

IF ONLY   —  this one for me is a hit!

9. You and your best friends are:

ANYTHING 

10. What’s the weather like:

MY GIRLFRIEND’S SHOWER SUCKS

11. Favorite time of day:

 THE END OF THE DAY

12. If your life was a TV show, what would it be called:

DAD – this is a legit tear jerker for me.

13. What is life to you:

FREE ME – yes, it is an advocacy song for PETA

14. Your fear:

JANUARY 

15. What is the best advice you have to give:

AM I DEAF?  – one of their latest singles, released in 2013. Awesome message is awesome, for someone like me who’s in denial of getting old. Darn it.

16. How I would like to die:

KING FOR A DAY

17. My motto:

OPEN YOUR EYES / SPOKESMAN / SUPERMAN – sorry if I had to repeat a couple songs. These two – Superman and Spokesman are my favorites. But here, enjoy the vid for Open Your Eyes: 

If soulmates’ purpose were really like this, man, I got a lot of them then. Sigh.

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. A soulmate’s purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

Share our taxes. Wag ‘nyo naman solohin. Pera namin yan.

#abolishporkbarrel
#millionpeoplemarch
#scrapPork

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1 Million People March

Tax ng Ina Nyo!

I was there. I joined the ranks of the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition, which my mom is a member of during the march early in the morning, from Liwasang Bonifacio to the Centennial Clock in Luneta where all the other groups converged.

I can say, the crowd was composed of people from all walks of life. Only a portion of it came from the Party List members, the labor unions and other ‘militant’ groups who are usual participants of protests. But unlike the so-so, ordinary protest that you see regularly from the news, like 60-70% of the crowd here came from the middle class – friends, families, colleagues from work, yung mga tisoy at tisay, mga makikinis ang sakong, at alam mong kumakayod at sumasahod nang maayos para sa pamilya. There were even foreigners who joined in the march. Even the pets joined in! 🙂 

Given the unpredictable weather condition of the day, the PNP still estimated that the crowd that participated reached around 100 thousand.

If you are one of those who think that the people who joined here are only wasting their time, then you are totally mistaken. It was an event participated by very sensible individuals. You would hear talks from every corner from small groups of people composed of professionals, some are even coming from the elite sector, discussing how disgusted they are about the system of corruption which is the main cause of why a hundred thousands of people answered a simple Facebook event invitation. We are one in saying that we are sick and tired of all the pork barrel bullshit and the corruption that it brings to the country!

For those who were not able to attend but wanted to, you do not need to worry. I believe that there will be more of this. The succeeding reactions may not be done in the streets anymore, but I am pretty sure this will lead into the change that we have always wanted to happen. 

I believe in the reforms and I have faith in the people that demand the abolition of the Pork Barrel System. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t, would I, among the hundred thousand others?

Man-O’-War

Posted: May 26, 2013 in Confessions, Random

Ever wondered how a jellyfish deals with its life?

It’s just there in the middle of the ocean… floating… living but like a lifeless organism.

It just goes where the where the waves bring it.

Let this post be a reminder of how my way of living is right now. Well, at least that’s how I see it.

A life full of nothingness. Just living to make it through the next day. Each day starts and ends like it’s in a  vicious cycle.

However, for some reason, no matter how lost in the ocean of the fast life you feel like, somewhere along the way, a driftwood comes. You didn’t imagine one to arrive, nor did expect one to come in the scene – just right on time, but it does come.

(And mind you, they come in bunches!:)   – this one I added after a few things have transpired in the past week)

And before my mind floats away to bringing sense into this post, and ready myself to sleep, let me quote myself, from my yesterday’s wall:

To that person who always manages to knock some sense into me when selfishness tends to drive me out of line; my counterweight when I’m tipping off the edge.

Three points for you! :)))

Salamat!”

You may not know it. But what you told me just recently helped a lot more than what you think.

Stay being you. No matter how much you think it sucks. LOL! 🙂

Man-O’-War

Posted: February 8, 2013 in Confessions, Random

Ever wondered how a jellyfish deals with its life?

It’s just there in the middle of the ocean… floating… living but like a lifeless organism.

It just goes where the where the waves bring it.

Let this post be a reminder of how my way of living is right now. Well, at least that’s how I see it.

A life full of nothingness. Just living to make it through the next day. Each day starts and ends like it’s in a  vicious cycle.

However, for some reason, no matter how lost in the ocean of the fast life you feel like, somewhere along the way, a driftwood comes. You didn’t imagine one to arrive, nor did expect one to come in the scene – just right on time, but it does come.

(And mind you, they come in bunches!:)   – this one I added after a few things have transpired in the past week)

And before my mind floats away to bringing sense into this post, and ready myself to sleep, let me quote myself, from my yesterday’s wall:

To that person who always manages to knock some sense into me when selfishness tends to drive me out of line; my counterweight when I’m tipping off the edge.

Three points for you! :)))

Salamat!”

You may not know it. But what you told me just recently helped a lot more than what you think.

Stay being you. No matter how much you think it sucks. LOL! 🙂