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8 Out Of 80 Aint Bad (Post-Oscars Rant)

I happened to catch the Academy Awards on ABS-CBN last week – and again last Sunday.  For the benefit of those who haven’t seen the 80th Oscars, it had tributes to past winners all over the program – for the past Best Supporting Actor and Actress, for Best Actor and Actress, Best Director, and lastly for Best Picture (it even had a tribute for “Binoculars and Periscopes” and “Nightmares” haha).

The video clip for the tribute to the past Best Picture winners included all the past winners since 1927.  And while they were at it, I counted the Best Pictures that I’ve already seen.  Sadly, I only counted eight, and these are

West Side Story

The Sound of Music

Oliver!

Braveheart

A Beautiful Mind

Chicago

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Departed

I didn’t include Shakespeare in Love, Titanic, and Forrest Gump in my count since I really didn’t finish them – Titanic had sex scenes so it’s off limits to us kids back then, also, I only caught Shakespeare in Love and Forrest Gump on cable TV and if it’s cable, you really can’t stay on a single channel.

Interestingly, 50% of them are musicals, primarily because my parents only allowed this genre, along with cartoons, to be shown in our house when we were young.

My new goal in life?  To watch as much, if not all, Oscars Best Pictures – and I’ll start with Million Dollar Baby that will shown on Studio 23 this Saturday. Ü

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Blog Visits: Their Places Of Origin

As you may have noticed, I embedded that little counter that is marked “sitemeter” last week (last Feb 18, I guess).  Its job is to keep track of the hits of my page as well as the average time a visitor spends in your page among others.  It also has some interesting features one of them is that it can map the hits by location.

As I checked my sitemeter again earlier, I saw some pretty interesting places where the (last 100) hits are coming from.  And these are:

1.   Singapore
2.  
Nigeria – Abuja, Abuja Capital Territory
3.  
Germany – Jork, Niedersachsen
4.  
Netherlands – Rijswijk, Zuid-Holland
5.  
Canada – Victoria, British Columbia
6.  
Indonesia – Jayapura, Papua
7.  
Netherlands – Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
8.  
United Arab Emirates – Dubai, Dubayy
9.  
Mexico – Mexico, Distrito Federal
10.
Indonesia – Jakarta, Jawa Barat
11.
Thailand – Bangkok, Krung Thep
12.
United States
13.
India – Bombay, Maharashtra

So, Africa, Asia, N America and Europe are represented.  That’s pretty okay but pales when compared to the hits of my wordpress account.

1.   Denmark – Vrlse, Kobenhavn
2.  
United States – Oceanside, California
3.  
United Kingdom
4.  
United States – Lowell, Massachusetts
5.  
United States – Chicago, Illinois
6.  
Austria – Vienna, Wien
7.  
United States – Orland Park, Illinois
8.   United States – Los Angeles, California
9.  
United States – Brooklyn, New York
10.
India – New Delhi, Delhi
11.
United Arab Emirates – Dubai, Dubayy
12.
Argentina – Lans, Buenos Aires
13.
United States – Gainesville, Florida
14.
United States – Orem, Utah
15.
United States – Richmond, Virginia
16. United States – Tucson, Arizona
17.
Netherlands – Wassenaar, Zuid-Holland
18.
United States – Washington, District of Columbia
19. United States – Los Angeles, California
20.
United Kingdom – Horsham, West Sussex
21.
Norway – Bod, Nordland
22.
Hong Kong – Central District
23.
Netherlands – Ridderkerk, Zuid-Holland
24.
Australia – Sydney, New South Wales
25.
United States – Fombell, Pennsylvania
26. United States – Beverly, Massachusetts
27.
Ireland – Bray, Wicklow
28.
United States – Mead, Washington
29.
United States – Dallas, Texas
30.
United States – Schaumburg, Illinois
31.
India – New Delhi, Delhi
32.
United Kingdom – London, London, City of
33. India – Madras, Tamil Nadu
34.
Poland – Warsaw, Warszawa
35.
Japan – Nakama, Fukuoka
36.
United States – Redwood City, California
37.
United Kingdom – Plymouth.
38.
United Kingdom – Thatcham, Berkshire
39.
Australia – Melbourne, Victoria

For my wordpress account, hits are coming from , Asia, N America, S America, Australia and Europe.  Aw, my wordpress account has a more diverse audience.  However, my multiply account is the one with more daily average visitors. ÜÜ

I’m Tired Of My Now

I’m tired of my blogging and posting,
Of my multiply and wordpress account-tracking.

I’m tired of having a lot of free time and doing nothing
Because I end up spending a lot and not sleeping.

I’m tired of being single.  I’m tired of being rejected.
Of being left alone and being dejected.

I’m tired of hearing calls for Arroyo ouster.
We need serious housecleaning than just booting her.

I’m tired of Erap and his cronies!
What a bunch of phonies!

I’m tired of the civil society, the business sector, the leftist and the religious.
If they’re so smart, why not propose concrete, long-term solutions to issues?

I’m tired of my now.  I’m afraid of my future.
I need to feel assured, I need to feel secure.

100th Blog!

So cool! This is my 100th blog!

And to commemorate this milestone, I’m posting a catalogue of my multiply blogs! Some of them are repost, some are crap, but most are my very own meaningful compositions. hehe

To the readers of my blogs, thank you and I hope you won’t get tired of my whining :p

1.why can’t i have it all?
2.field trip bukas
3.sarkastiko
4.paalam
5.august 21, 2007. 12:25am
6.inhinyero writeup and answers to questions
7.the quest for the perfect stripes
8.why onomatopoeia?
9.Inday the Supermaid!
10.Inday the Supermaid! Part II
11.My Tarot Card
12.Inday the Supermaid! Part III (The Final Overture!)
13.Be Bench/ : the Model Search (poll)
14.Meet the Final 6
15.My Contact Prints
16.My Fave YouTube Celebrities
17.My List
18.Prose #1: Missing Nookie (no pun intended)
19.Of Winners and Champs
20.UP Concert Chorus
21.UP Madrigal Singers
22.The Next Best Collector’s Item After the Arrovo Bills
23.October’s Featured Artist: Jason Mraz
24.The Statement Shirt War Continues (Blame it on me!) – 2nd UPDATE
25.All Hail UP VST!!! Ü
26.What About 400 Years of Existence?
27.The New ISM
28.Wawen Recommends: howstuffworks.com
29.The YM Dialogue (An Epic)
30.Wawen Recommends: nookiesosa.multiply.com
31.Green Minded Me: Vertical Farming
32.Green Minded Me: Salt Water Fuel?
33.Yahoo! News: Vatican Reveals Secret of Knights Templar
34.One Helluvah Hell Week
35.Boob Tube Distractions
36.Anemone Al Salle
37.MyPersonality.info Results
38.PBB Housemates Revealed!!! – 3rd and Final UPDATE
39.Life Lessons From My CE Professors and Ugly Betty
40.Play ►
41.The Storyteller’s Creed
42.Top 3 Ways To Get Rich (A Satire)
43.The 40th Tokyo Motor Show 2007
44.Electronic Spontaneous Combustion
45.”Ringxiety” And Other New Digital World Neuroses
46.Top Ten Concept Phones (as of October ’07)
47.My Books
48.UP Is Top School In Interior Design Boards
49.UP To Honor Grad Chosen By Harvard As Scientist Of The Year (A Repost)
50.UP NIGS Sweeps Top 10 Spots In Geologist Licensure Exam
51.UP Law Bags International Tilt
52.UP CHE Graduates Garner 100% Passing Rate In Nutritionist-Dietitian Licensure Exam
53.I’m Currently Reading…
54.After Five Days Of Absence
55.UP Is Still The Best School In The Philippines
56.Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?
57.Warren Antonio Means…
58.I’m For Hire
59.The 10th Philippine Web Awards
60.The High-End Concrete
61.China’s Zi Lin Zhang (Miss World 2007)
62.Aggre Film Fest ’07
63.A Preview
64.Sa ‘Yo Lamang – Winner, Song Writeng’g Competition
65.Aggrelitos – 2nd place, Jameng’g ’07
66.Puro Links Sa Eng’g Week Events
67.Bawal Kasing Matulog Sa Christmas Party
68.The Best Place To Take Pics?
69.Sa Coronation Night Ng Ms. Eng’g ’07
70.My Cyborg/Monster/Sexy Name
71.Look What I Got For Christmas
72.My Number Is 1
73.UP Aggregates 2nd Sem Application
74.I Need Help With My DSLR
75.21 Things About Me
76.Vincent The Good (Edited)
77.Will We Ever See An End?
78.Where Did The Greeks Get Their Ideas?
79.What’s New With Wawen?
80.[ 7 x 3 = ] 21 Things I Don’t Like About Multiply
81.My 21-Firsts-On-My-21st-Year To-Do List
82.I’m Off To Bohol!
83.Green Minded Me: Biodegradable SM Plastic Bags
84.Because It Is The Love Month
85.Of Greeks and Lobsters
86.Who’s Hottest In The Pool?
87.LSS: Almost Lover
88.Kong Hei Fat Choi
89.Brain Twister: How Can You Say No To This?
90.The Ultimate (Korean) Love Story Of All Time
91.A Mayonnaise Jar And Two Cups Of Coffee
92.Have You Tasted Wawen Lemons?
93.200
94.U.P. In the Minds Of Its Past Presidents
95.I’m Loving My Other Blog [UPDATED]
96.Halu-Halo: Quiz, Photoshoot and Murder
97.Boys Do Fall In Love (Parokya Ni Edgar) [EDITED]
98.Revolution Is Not The Answer
99.Possessed: An I-Have-An-Exam-Tomorrow-But-I’m-Too-Cocky-To-Review Post
***dahil nagloloko ang multiply pag masyadong maraming links sa isang blog, tinangal ko na lang mga links… puntahan nyo na lang ang “blogs” page ko para makita ang mga dati kong posts. Ü. warrenaltan.multiply.com/journal

Possessed: An I-Have-An-Exam-Tomorrow-But-I’m-Too-Cocky-To-Review Post

Weird. My PC’s CD drive is possessed. It suddenly popped open with nobody touching it. A moment later, it closed. And then several seconds after, it popped open again. I waited for it to close, but several minutes later, it’s still open, and so I manually closed it. Yet again, it opened as if somebody’s playing a prank on me. But then, I was alone when this happened – my roommate wasn’t around. Imagine my horror upon seeing my CPU with the CD drive open; suddenly it looked like it had evil blood-shot eyes and sticking its tongue out. So, I didn’t touch it.

Eventually, it strained its jaw muscles so it withdrew its tongue once again. But the spirit that has possessed my CPU was relentless; it just didn’t stop and enjoyed my casual cursing and sudden jolts of paranoia every time it sticks out its tongue dripping with reeking fluid from hell. (haha, biglang naging fiction :p)

Will We Ever See An End?

We’re Not The Customers Here

(this blog is lifted from missingpoints.blogspot.com, an enlightening thought on network wars)

The thing we have to understand about network television is that audiences are not the customers; we’re the product.

Which explains everything: from the lowest common denominator mentality to cheap production values to the obsession with ratings. Network television operates to get as many eyeballs as possible in order to sell this to advertisers for as high a price as possible.

Television shows, in the words of scriptwriter Larry Brody, are simply bait.

They’re there to make sure that the people turn on their sets and watch at certain times of day. Noontime shows, which used to be musical variety, have become game shows with sexy dancing girls. It’s the cheapest way to pack a studio with balikbayans, get viewers to watch (and text in), and fill up two hours. No ideas required aside from the original game concepts.

They’re there to make sure we watch the commercials in between instead of zipping or zapping. Teleseryes don’t have bumper screens anymore. The seconds saved are sold as ad space and, perhaps more importantly, the viewers dare not look away even during the break lest they miss something.

So the consumer rants about product quality don’t really register with the networks. We’re not the ones buying (remember, it’s free), we’re the ones being sold.