Saturday, February 7, 2009

Pay per click syndrome infects facebook users

Facebook has taken the Philippines by storm as it is now the fastest growing social networking site in the country.

Filipinos, being natural networkers, are creating Facebook accounts at a very fast clip.

Of course, this doesn't mean that Friendster is being abandoned.

I know quite a few people who are actively maintaining personal accounts in Friendster, Multiply and Facebook. I just wonder how they find time for it.

I recently noticed that the pictures of a very pretty Japanese pornstar, Maria Ozawa, is being tagged with the names of several facebook users. Some are Filipinos.

Getting tagged in facebook makes your profile appear in the news feed of your network of friends.

The fan club of Maria Ozawa also gets advertised.

I wonder if someone is doing a facebook experiment.

Blast from the Past #2

This is another anecdote about my son who was five years old when this happened.

My children and I attended the birthday party of a neighbor, a corpulent woman in her late 40's.

The birthday celebrator put my son on the spot when she asked, "Do you find me sexy?"

Several visitors heard her, and waited for my son's reply.

My son who was embarassed, hesitatingly replied, "Isn't it a sin to tell a lie?"

Monday, January 19, 2009

A Filipino bachelor's blast from the past #I

This happened about a decade ago when I wasn't yet a legally-recycled bachelor.

It was the 90th birthday of my paternal grandmother [My grandmother lived until she was 98. She died last December]. My three year old son wanted to try Coke.

Not wanting him to start craving for soft drinks, I went to the kitchen, got a warm bottle of Coke, opened it, inserted a straw and let my son take a sip.

Wonder of wonders! He didn't like the taste.

So, I was quite happy with my quick-thinking self when turned to return the bottle of Coke in the kitchen.

After a step, I heard my father tell my son, "Here, try a cold one."