Public Service Announcement (July 31, 2019)

The author will extend break on posting articles for first two weeks of August to finish missed MV reviews for July releases, and to catch up with CPD units. Also, further rest is needed due to heavy workload this past two weeks.

However, the site is still open for your queries and request for love advice. We will resume posting MV Reviews starting third week of August, and other articles by first/second week of the month, unless otherwise announced. Expect blast of articles to be released in the future.

Thank you.

Memoirs: Remembering DJ Jasmine

Nang malaman ko ang nangyari kay DJ Jasmine, natigilan ako. Bakit ganoon? Bakit ang bilis?

Biglang bumalik-tanaw sa akin ang mga alaala noong nasa unang trabaho pa lang ako, three years ago. Tuwing lunchbreak, laging napapakinggan si DJ Jasmine sa Dear MOR. Madalas siyang nagbibigay ng komento at love advice. Kung hindi man, siya ang madalas nagsasalita sa segment na “For MOR Information.”

Sa maghapon na pagtatrabaho, nasanay na ako sa boses niya. Sa mga panahong iyon ay medyo magaan ang lagay ko, kahit na mahirap ang trabaho. Pag naririnig ko ang mga boses nila, minsan ngingiti ako dahil alam ko na magiging maganda ang mga susunod na araw.

Simula nang umalis ako noong March 2017, hindi na ako nakatutok sa programang “Dear MOR”. Madalang akong nakinig, dahil siguro hindi na ako ganoong kasigasig sa pag-tune in sa MOR. Inabot ng halos dalawang taon bago ko nalamang nagkasakit pala siya. Sa puntong iyon ay nagsasalita siya sa radyo, habang nasa ospital pa. Doon na siya binawian ng buhay.

Dito ko ulit napagtanto kung gaano kaikli ang buhay. Minsan, ang sakit talaga ay hindi maiiwasan, at masakit tanggapin ang ganitong katotohanan.

Maikli man ang buhay ay nagsilbi kang malaking bagay lalo na sa mga sawi sa pag-ibig. Maraming salamat, DJ Jasmine, sa pagiging isa sa mga bahagi ng buhay naming mga nakikinig sa radyo.

Let’s Support Zeph on Idol Philippines

 

Suportahan natin si Zeph ng Laguna sa Final Showdown ng Idol Philippines.

Matatandaan na hindi pinalad noon si Zeph sa The Voice Kids three years ago, dahil di sapat ang botong nakuha niya. At habang isinusulat ito, natatandaan ni Vice na hindi rin siya pinalad sa Tawag ng Tanghalan. This time, huwag natin siyang hayaang mabigo ulit.

Ipakita ang lakas. Itodo natin ang text votes. Sipagan ang pag-text. Kumbinsihin ang lahat, kapamilya, kaibigan, kakilala, para iboto siya.

(Update: Congrats, Zeph, sa pagiging Grand Winner ng Idol PH! Maraming salamat din sa lahat ng sumuporta.)

Happy Fifth Anniversary with TweetNewscaster: Fifth Annual Report (Filipino)

Maraming salamat sa pagiging bahagi ng site na ito. Ngayon, nasa ikalimang taon na tayo, at hanggang ngayon ay patuloy pa rin itong tumatakbo.

Nang binuksan ang site na ito noong June 2014, di ko inisip na pasikatin ang site na ito. Unang plano ko ay itambak na lang dito ang mga isinulat ko. Di ko alam that time kung saan papunta ang TweetNewscaster. Yun lang. Pero dahil nakakasawa na rin ang mga nangyari sa pulitika (lalo sa panahon ni P-Noy), binigyan ko na ng direksyon ang site na ito. May pagkakataon na lie-low ako sa pagsusulat dahil sa sunud-sunod na problema. Pero heto tayo ngayon, at humahataw pa rin.

Mapapansin na sa taong ito, marami nang naisulat ang may-akda, at nakatuon ito sa K-Pop. Bakit biglaan ang pagbabago ngayong taon?

Matindi pa rin ang problema: Sa dami ng isinulat ko, napansin ko na merong mga artikulo na kakaunti o walang nagbabasa. Suwerte na lang kung maka-jackpot ka sa isang artikulo, tulad ng Plataporma ni Duterte. Kung tutuusin, nakakadismaya lang. Dahil dito, kinonsidera ko rin ang payo ng kapwa blogger, para makaabot ang site na ito sa mas maraming tao.

Kinailangan na ng may-akda na maging agresibo, kahit maingat, sa pagpromote ng site na ito. Dahil hindi na rin puwede na nasa isang tabi lang tayo. Kinailangan nang timbangin kung ano ang gustong basahin ng mga netizens, at kung ano ang gustong isulat ng may-akda.

Narito ang mga programa noong ikalimang taon:

  • Dahil finish na ang pangarap na maging CPA, at nakapasa na, isinulat ng may-akda ang dalawang serye ng inspirational message. Magiging malaking tulong ito para sa mga gustong maging CPA.
  • Sa pagdami ng mga misheard lyrics, nagdagdag tayo ng K-Pop bilang isa pang kategorya. Ito ay para na rin i-promote ang ating blogsite. Dito ko na itinutuon ang pansin, dahil (1) madami ang K-Pop fans at may kakayahan silang mag-trend, (2) long-term benefit at expectation sa suporta ng mga fans, (3) at ang ating transformation para maging international-based ang tema ng ating website.
  • Sinuspinde muna natin ang paggawa ng mga artikulo sa kategoryang “Entertainment”. Lalo na kung ito ay tungkol sa mga artista. Napansin din ng may-akda ang kakaunting viewership nito, lalo na sa “A Love to Last” o sa “Your Face”. Sa katunayan, hindi ko na itinuloy ang dapat sana’y artikulo para kay Kara Mia at sa pag-basketball ni Boy Abunda.
  • Tuloy pa rin ang paggawa ng mga artikulo patungkol sa Recipes at Love Advice, dahil mas relevant ito sa maraming nagbabasa ng blog. Ilan sa mga artikulo ay isasalin din sa Ingles.
  • Idinagdag natin ang MV Review sa hanay ng mga kategorya. Alam ko na ito rin ang mas gustong basahin ng mga netizens, kaya pinagbigyan natin sila. Layunin din na makasama tayo sa listahan ng mga establisadong MV reviewers ngayon.
  • Binuksan ng may-akda ang sariling YouTube channel noong Nobyembre 2018, na dapat sana’y para sa uploading ng isang misheard lyric. Pero dahil na-block ang nasabing video, naudlot ang naturang proyekto sa YouTube.

Pinilit ng may-akda na mag-upload pa ng mga ganito dahil na rin sa mababang readership ng website. Sinimulan natin ito sa lyrics-type na video, hanggang sa 2018 ML. Sa ngayon ay kakaunti pa lang ang views nito, pero kailangan nating mag-reach out sa iba sa paghahatid ng naiibang balita. Magiging stagnant ang site kung walang kaakibat na media outlet na magko-complement sa ating site.

  • Sinisimulan na po nating gawing full English ang lahat ng misheard lyrics. Bukod sa kakaunti o walang views sa pag-publish ng dating misheard lyrics, makakatulong ito upang maaliw ang mas maraming K-Pop fans sa buong mundo. Puwede kong gawing Taglish ang misheard ng kahit anong kanta ng K-Pop, pero upon request na lang.
  • Magiging audience-specific na ang approach natin. Ibig sabihin, ang mga artikulo ay isusulat depende sa kung sino ang dapat makabasa nito.
  • Ginamit na natin ang embed function ng WordPress para sa ilang artikulo. Dahil dito, inaasahan na makakatipid sa file storage ang site na ito. Mas tipid din sa kaunting oras na ginagamit sa pag-upload ng picture at paglagay ng credits. At magiging madali para sa inyo na makita ang link o laman nito. Mapapansin iyan sa artikulo tungkol kay Juan Ponce Enrile at sa mga bagong MV Reviews.
  • Nagdaos tayo ng Awards para sa mga espesyal na artikulo. Ito ay ginawa natin bilang pasasalamat sa lahat ng mga followers natin sa site na ito. Ang plano ay sa Nobyembre 2018 ito idaos, pero dahil sa dami ng delay, inilipat ito sa Marso ngayong taon. Sa mga susunod na taon, ito ay isasabay din sa Annual Report.

Statistics

Narito naman ang statistics ng site ngayong ikalimang taon (as of June 19, 2019):

Bilang ng Artikulong Nai-Post: 552 artikulo (tumaas ng 59.54%)

Followers: 109 (tumaas ng 105.66%)

Breakdown ng Artikulo Kada Kategorya:

#DuterteSerye 117 21.20%
Love Advice 115 20.83%
Translations 112 20.29%
K-Pop 109 19.75%
Misheard Lyrics 107 19.38%
Ibang Balita Naman 70 12.68%
Entertainment 60 10.87%
Just For Fun 51 9.24%
Funny Trivia 40 7.25%
Essays 37 6.70%
MV Reviews 38 6.88%
Accounting 32 5.80%
Recipes 21 3.80%
Uncategorized 19 3.44%
Advisories 4 0.72%
Gender Equality 3 0.54%
Kabuuan 552 100.00%

Most Read Articles (For 2019)

Bakit Di Ka Pasado sa Board Exam? (Inspirational Message)  2,052
Nilagang Itlog Recipe  1,858
Plataporma ni Duterte  1,799
Kaya Ko Bang Maging CPA? (Inspirational Message)  1,537
“Talumpati sa Gettysburg ni Abraham Lincoln”  1,145
Sinigang na Baboy Recipe  866
Adobong Manok Hugot Recipe  769
Meron Ba Talagang Forever?  610
Lucky Me Pancit Canton Recipe  512
Love Advice No. 90 (Pressure sa CPA Board Exam)  231

Ang Homepage ay nakapagtala ng 9,596 views.

Para sa taong 2019, humataw ang Love Advice No. 90 (231 views), siguro dahil na rin sa matinding pressure na mag-top sa exam. Sunod naman ang Love Advice No. 10 at No. 80. Pati rin ang Love Advice No. 82, na marahil ay pampalubag-loob sa mga nagsasabing di sila maganda.

Sinimulan natin ang MV reviews ngayong taon. Humataw ang awiting Solo ni Jennie (70 views), sunod ang Dalla Dalla ng ITZY at ang Crown ng TXT. Hindi rin nagpahuli ang sa Momoland, sa review ng mga kantang Bboom Bboom at I’m So Hot. Mapapansin na sikat pa rin ang Momoland, pati na ang mga bagong grupo ngayong taon.

Sa mga recipe, patok pa rin ang Nilagang Itlog Recipe (1,858 views), sunod ang Sinigang na Baboy Recipe (866 views) at Adobong Manok Hugot Recipe (769 views).

Pagdating sa ibang balita, pinakapatok ang kay Dua Lipa (224 views). Samantala, ang dalawang theme song ng Janggeum’s Dream ang sikat sa lahat ng misheard lyrics na nalimbag (104/72 views).

Nangunguna pa rin ang Pilipinas sa site traffic (71.09%), na may 18,610 views, sunod ang Amerika (4,655), Hong Kong (314), UAE (265), EU (235), at Canada (203). Sa piling bansa, kasama ang Japan (124 reads) at South Korea (27 reads).

Sa kabuuan, binabasa na ang 404 artikulong na-publish ng may-akda (73.19%) para sa taong 2019.

Most Read Articles (All Time)

Plataporma ni Duterte 12,050
Duterte: Mula Social Media Patungong Kalsada 3,556
Meron Ba Talagang Forever? 3,348
Nilagang Itlog Recipe 2,841
“Talumpati sa Gettysburg ni Abraham Lincoln” 2,532
Sinigang na Baboy Recipe 2,382
Bakit Di Ka Pasado sa Board Exam? (Inspirational Message) 2,052
Binalayok Recipe 1,854
Kaya Ko Bang Maging CPA? (Inspirational Message) 1,537
Ang Alamat ng Apoy 1,303

Nakapagsulat tayo ng 206 na artikulo sa taong 2018, pinakamadami mula nang buksan ang site. Samantala, ang Homepage ay may 37,890 views.

Magmula noong 2014, most read article ang Love Advice No. 10 (270 reads), na sinundan ng Love Advice No. 90 at Love Advice No. 15. Marahil, curious sila kung paano i-express ang feelings sa lalaki. At marahil ay curious ang mga lalaki kung paano manligaw.

Sa mga recipes, patok ang Nilagang Itlog Recipe (2,841 views), sunod ang Sinigang na Baboy Recipe (2,382 views) at ang Binalayok Recipe (1,854 views).

Pagdating sa ibang balita, sikat ang article tungkol kay Miss Pastillas (475 reads), sunod ang kay Dua Lipa (363 reads) at ang Ariel detergent (325 reads).

Karamihan sa site traffic ay nanggaling sa Pilipinas (71.53%), na may 65,861 reads, sunod ang Amerika (13,420 reads), Canada (1,480), UAE (1,390), at Saudi (1,043). Sa piling bansa, nariyan ang Japan (646 reads) at South Korea (173 reads).

Sa kabuuan, binabasa na ang 498 artikulong na-publish ng may-akda (90.22%) simula nang binuksan natin ang site.

Plans and projects

Samantala, ito ang mga plano at proyekto para sa ika-anim na taon:

  • Magkakaroon ng total make-over ang dalawang artikulo sa site na ito: ang “Meron Ba Talagang Forever?” at ang “Nadine Lustre vs. Kathryn Bernardo”. Magkakaroon ng update sa dalawang ito para maging mas relevant sa panahon ngayon. Mapapansin na halos apat na taon ko nang hindi na-update ang mga artikulong iyan dahil hindi ko na rin ito naasikaso.
  • Pinag-aaralan pa rin ang dagdag na kategorya para sa Memoirs. Ito naman ay tungkol sa mga personal na karanasan ng may-akda.
  • Ilan sa mga artikulo ay ire-reblog o ipa-publish ulit. Para lamang ito sa mga magagandang artikulo na kakaunti o wala pang nagbabasa.
  • Simula sa taong ito, ang Annual Report natin ay sa Hulyo o Agosto na. At magiging bilingual na rin ang format ng Annual Report. Mababasa ang report na ito sa Ingles at sa Filipino.

Kahit malaki na ang ipinagbago ng site na ito mula nang ilunsad ng may-akda, mananatili tayong tapat at totoo sa ating misyon na maghatid ng naiibang balita. Ang expansion na ginagawa sa TweetNewscaster ay parte ng ating programa upang matupad ang layuning ito.

Marami mang pagbabago, sama-sama pa rin tayo sa pagbibigay ng good vibes at ibang balita sa buong mundo.

Sumasainyo,

TweetNewscaster

Happy Fifth Anniversary with TweetNewscaster: Fifth Annual Report (English)

Thank you very much for being part of this site. We are now on our fifth year, and still running.

When this site was launched last June 2014, I did not think of promoting it. First plan was to place here all my writings, nothing else. That time, TweetNewscaster has no purpose or direction. But since politics was tiring (during P-Noy’s time), I gave direction to this site. There were times that I took writing to rest due to various problems. But still, we are on track, and writing till now.

It can be noticed that this year, the author wrote many articles, with main focus on K-Pop. Why the sudden change this year?

The problem is still serious: With so many articles written, I noticed that some artices have few or no reads at all. Lucky for me if I hit a jackpot in an article, like Duterte’s Platforms. Honestly, I felt dismayed, and because of this, I considered the advice from fellow blogger, just to reach this to many people.

The author needs to be aggressive, though careful, in promoting this site. Because we cannot afford to be stuck in that place forever. We need to balance what netizens want to read, and what the author wants to write.

Here are the accomplishments during the year:

  • Since the CPA dream has been accomplished, the author wrote two inspirational messages. This will help a lot for those who want to be CPA.
  • With increase of misheard lyrics, we added K-Pop as new category. This is also to promote our blogsite. I focused on it, due to (1) immense number of K-Pop fans and ability to trend, (2) long-term benefit and expectation of support from fans, (3) and shift of website’s theme to become international-based.
  • We suspended publishing articles under “Entertainment.” Especially if it talks about celebrities. The author also noticed few reads here, especially on “A Love To Last” or “Your Face”. In fact, I did not continue writing articles about Kara Mia, and Boy Abunda playing basketball.
  • Articles under Recipes and Love Advice are still rolling, as they are still relevant to many readers. Some articles will also be translated to English.
  • We added MV Reviews as new category. I know that readers will want to read it, so we gave them a favor. We also want to be included in list of established MV Reviewers today. In fact, I will also go full blast next month, as I see that some reviewers are on hiatus, and not updating their reviews on regular basis.
  • The author opened its own YouTube channel last November 2018, supposedly for uploading a misheard lyric. But since the said video was blocked, the project was stalled.

The author still uploaded these kinds due to low readership of website. We started it with lyrics-type of video, up to 2018 ML. As of now, views are scarce, but we need to reach out to others in spreading the other side of news. The site will be stagnant if it has no corresponding media outlet that complements our site.

  • We are publishing misheard lyrics in full English. Aside from scant views garnered on previous misheard lyrics, this will help in entertaining K-Pop fans all over the world. I can still do misheard lyrics in mixed English and Filipino on any K-Pop song, but this will be only upon request.
  • We will adopt audience-specific approach. This means that articles written will be published depending on target readers.
  • We used embed function from WordPress on some articles. We expect savings on file storage in this site. This also saves time used in uploading pictures and giving credits. And it will be easy for you to see the link or its contents. This is noticed on article re Juan Ponce Enrile and on new MV Reviews.
  • Awards was launched for special articles. This we do as sign of gratitude for all followers of this site. Initial plan was to held it last November 2018, but due to various delays, it was moved to March this year. In the coming years, this will be done alongside Annual Report.

Statistics

Here are the statistics of this site this fifth year (as of June 19, 2019):

Number of Articles Posted: 552 articles (increased by 59.54%).

Followers: 109 (increased by 105.66%)

Breakdown of Articles Per Category:

#DuterteSerye 117 21.20%
Love Advice 115 20.83%
Translations 112 20.29%
K-Pop 109 19.75%
Misheard Lyrics 107 19.38%
Ibang Balita Naman 70 12.68%
Entertainment 60 10.87%
Just For Fun 51 9.24%
Funny Trivia 40 7.25%
Essays 37 6.70%
MV Reviews 38 6.88%
Accounting 32 5.80%
Recipes 21 3.80%
Uncategorized 19 3.44%
Advisories 4 0.72%
Gender Equality 3 0.54%
Total 552 100.00%

Most Read Articles (For 2019)

Bakit Di Ka Pasado sa Board Exam? (Inspirational Message)  2,052
Nilagang Itlog Recipe  1,858
Plataporma ni Duterte  1,799
Kaya Ko Bang Maging CPA? (Inspirational Message)  1,537
“Talumpati sa Gettysburg ni Abraham Lincoln”  1,145
Sinigang na Baboy Recipe  866
Adobong Manok Hugot Recipe  769
Meron Ba Talagang Forever?  610
Lucky Me Pancit Canton Recipe  512
Love Advice No. 90 (Pressure sa CPA Board Exam)  231

A total of 206 articles were published for 2018, highest since we launched this site. Meanwhile, the Homepage recorded 9,596 views.

For 2019, Love Advice No. 90 recorded 231 reads, maybe due to strong pressure to top the CPA board exam. Next are articles Love Advice No. 10 and 80. Even Love Advice No. 82 managed to get more views, maybe as consolation to those who do not see themselves beautiful.

We started MV reviews this year. Jennie’s Solo garnered most views (70 reads), next is ITZY’s Dalla Dalla and TXT’s CROWN. MOMOLAND kept its lead, with review of its songs Bboom Bboom and I’m So Hot. It can be noticed that MOMOLAND is still famous, together with new groups today.

Most read recipe was the Nilagang Itlog (Hard-Boiled Egg) Recipe (1,858 views), next is the Sinigang na Baboy (Sour Pork Stew) Recipe (866 views) and Adobong Manok Hugot Recipe (Marinated Chicken with Feelings) Recipe (769 views).

When it comes to other news, Dua Lipa tops the list this year (224 views). Meanwhile, the two theme songs of Janggeum’s Dream were the most read misheard lyrics (104/72 views).

The Philippines still leads the site traffic (71.09%) with 18,610 views, next are United States (4,655), Hong Kong (314), UAE (265), European Union (235), and Canada (203). Select countries include Japan (124 reads) and South Korea (27 reads).

In total, 404 articles published by the author were read for this year 2019 (73.19%).

Most Read Articles (All Time)

Plataporma ni Duterte 12,050
Duterte: Mula Social Media Patungong Kalsada (Duterte: From Social Media to Roadsides) 3,556
Meron Ba Talagang Forever? 3,348
Nilagang Itlog Recipe 2,841
“Talumpati sa Gettysburg ni Abraham Lincoln” (Gettysburg Address) 2,532
Sinigang na Baboy Recipe 2,382
Bakit Di Ka Pasado sa Board Exam? (Why Not Pass the Exam?)(Inspirational Message) 2,052
Binalayok Recipe 1,854
Kaya Ko Bang Maging CPA? (Can I Be A CPA?)(Inspirational Message) 1,537
Ang Alamat ng Apoy (The Legend of Fire) 1,303

The Homepage recorded 37,890 views since we started this site.

Starting 2014, Love Advice No. 10 was the most-read article (270 reads), followed by Love Advice No. 90 and Love Advice No. 15. Maybe they were curious on how to express feelings to a guy. And maybe boys are curious on how to court a girl.

On Recipes, Nilagang Itlog Recipe also topped the list (2,841 views), followed by Sinigang na Baboy Recipe (2,382 views), and Binalayok Recipe (1,854 views).

With regards to other news, Miss Pastillas topped the list (475 reads), followed by Dua Lipa (363 reads), and Ariel detergent (325 reads).

Most of the site traffic came from the Philippines (71.53%), with 65,861 reads, followed by United States (13,420 reads), Canada (1,480), UAE (1,390), and Saudi Arabia (1,043). Select countries include Japan (646 reads) and South Korea (173 reads).

Since we started this site, 498 articles (90.22%) published by the author were read by various readers.

Plans and projects

Meanwhile, here are the plans and projects for our sixth year:

  • Two articles in this site will undergo total makeover: “Meron Ba Talagang Forever?” (Is There Forever?) and “Nadine Lustre vs. Kathryn Bernardo.” There will be updates to these articles to make it relevant today. It can be noticed that it was last updated four years ago.
  • We are studying the possibiliity of adding new category for Memoirs. This is about personal experiences of the author.
  • Some articles will be reblogged or republished. This is only for beautiful articles that have few or no reads.
  • Starting this year, Annual Report will be done on July or August. And this will be published in two languages: English and Filipino.

Although this site has changed substantially since the author launched it, we will still be faithful and true to our mission of spreading the other news. Part of programs to achieve this is the expansion projects being done in TweetNewscaster.

Despite so many changes, we will still be together in spreading good vibes and other side of news to the world.

Truly yours,

TweetNewscaster

News and Tidbits (July 23, 2019)

This month was the time for me to rest, but I sometimes do post when some matters require my write-ups.

Generally, for Japanese comebacks, I don’t review MVs or include them in misheard lyrics. Because it is primarily intended for Japanese market. And since K-Pop this July is mostly inclined on Japan, time for me to rest till month-end.

Before I go full blast on MV reviews next month, the Annual Report for this site will be published first.

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BTS announced that they will take a two-month rest. This is to spend time with their families and friends, and this will serve as their free time.

The boys deserve a rest. Anyway, they always manage to be complete in virtually every interaction with ARMYs and other people. Pretty sure that Boy With Luv’s fame will last even beyond that period.

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In another news, 2NE1’s Dara is now entertaining her long time crush. By this, we might not be surprised if they became more than friends.

Dara has to keep going, and I will still support her in this venture.

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Last update on Obsessed and Assessed: All of its MV Reviews are now gone. The site tells that it is under construction:

The blogger felt that he/she did not feel the K-Pop for this year:

Would he/she come back next year? The answer is more of a “No.”

Considering his/her dismay on what’s happening in K-Pop, I guess that he/she will not continue doing it anymore. It just forced to update its list when the three most famous groups, including IZ*ONE, made comebacks, the latest being TWICE’s Fancy.

I’ll try my best to fill the void and improve reviews, since there are only few bloggers who do MV reviews on regular basis. I’ll also try my best to manage time and cover as many groups as possible. Because whatever happens, life goes on.

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What now for Obsessed and Assessed?

If he/she was still active, I would love to see the blogger reprimanding MOMOLAND’s agency for its mishandling of talents. It would have been very happy over comebacks of ATEEZ, break down the story behind Stray Kids, and appreciate recent comeback of Lovelyz. It would have agreed on our review of GFRIEND, and would point out what’s still lacking on them. Or be critical of Red Velvet‘s recent comeback.

Also, I would be stressed out on figuring how it reviewed the MVs. To be honest, even if I have to disagree with the blogger on some points, I find her reviews useful as I rate MVs. Starting to miss the good old days again.

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Sad to tell that I can’t do a MV Review of Heize again. Upon viewing the MV, I was not at ease with it. I did not also review her previous work (No Reason) due to lack of time. If given another comeback this year, I will prioritize that and of Park Bom’s works.

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We would like to announce that the author’s Bias List is now out! This is located at the upper right corner of the blogsite. There you can check out K-Pop groups I follow, and my favorite artists. You can see also the changes there in my list.

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Speaking of the bias list, I removed now Yeonwoo of Momoland. She has to learn the lesson the hard way.

I added TWICE’s Momo, BTS’ J-Hope, and two members of AOA (Hyejeong and Chanmi) to my list. Reason was that (1) Momo tries to relate with PH Onces by speaking in our language, (2) I began to appreciate strong voices like that of Hoseok, and (3) three out of five AOA members are my favorites, so I have to pick also the remaining two.

Pending on the list were Rose and Jisoo of BLACKPINK, the remaining five members of TWICE (Chaeyoung, Tzuyu, Jihyo, Jeongyeon, Sana), and Red Velvet’s Irene and Joy. As to the first seven, I have to know them more; and as to Red Velvet, Reveluvs are still sleeping on my application to be part of the fandom.

BLACKPINK’s Lisa meets TWICE’s Mina

Meet-up between Lisa and the penguin. Screenshot from BP Diaries page.

ATLANTA, GA, United States – Meet the animals.

In their Blackpink Diaries, Lisa was excited to view the sea creatures in Georgia Aquarium. They traveled in pairs, and she was accompanied by Rosé.

Out of several penguins she saw, one stood out. It was TWICE’s Minari, who is taking a rest after being exhausted in various concerts. Upon seeing Mina, Lalisa did not hide her fascination over the penguin, and instead greeted her.

In a separate interview, Mina earlier told that she needed rest, as she wants to be with her fellow penguins. Another reason was that she wants to try ballet, another talent she rarely continued since she was drafted to the group.

She was touched over Lalisa’s reactions. “나는 리사와 같은 방문객이 나에게 행복 할 때 행복해했다. 그녀는 평소와 마찬가지로 나뿐 아니라 내 그룹을 사랑합니다. 지금까지, 나는 우리가 우리 노래에서 한 것처럼 우리의 춤을 즉시 기억할 수 있는지 궁금해했다.” (I felt happy when visitors like Lisa are happy on me. She as usual loves not only me, but also my group. Till now, I ever wondered if I can instantly remember our dance as what she did on our song,) referring to Lisa’s dancing of What Is Love, where she memorized its steps easily.

The Japanese star further narrated, “내 형제 자매들과 함께하는 것이 나에게 편안함을 느꼈다. 죄송합니다. 완세스와 동료 멤버가 지금 나를 놓치고 있습니다. 너를 모두 행복하게 만들 수있게 되겠지. ” (It felt comfortable for me to be with my brothers and sisters. Sorry also for the Onces and my fellow members who are missing me now. Will be right back to make you all happy.)

Although their meet-up was short, Lisa’s enchantment on seeing penguins was priceless. The Thai performer told that “나는 바쁜 일정 때문에이 동물들을 볼 시간이 거의 없다. 이제 나는 기회가 생겼고, 이제 미나를 포함하여 그들과 함께 할 수있다. ” (I rarely have the time to see these animals due to hectic schedules. Now that I have the chance, I can now play with them, including Mina.)

Lisa expressed her desire to meet the penguin again. “아마도 음악 상을 함께 만날 수 있습니다,” (Maybe, on music awards, we can meet together,) was her final remark.

The whole encounter of Lisa can be seen in this video from 1:16 – 2:05:


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MOMOLAND’s Yeonwoo and her endless alibis

After giving it much thought, this article has to be released. With MOMOLAND’s Yeonwoo always missing, she always raises red flags on attendance. This also serves as call-out for her to correct her mistakes.

While I have to limit write-ups for this month, I have to do this to let her realize some lessons: (1) Most companies are strict on employees who are missing in action, and (2) famous K-Pop groups don’t share this kind of issue she is facing.

This is to clarify my extreme displeasure for Yeonwoo only, not on other MOMOLAND members. So far, the other eight have no attitude problems, as I will discuss later.


MOMOLAND has been one of my favorite groups, but I hate to be frank with them.

Background

It seems this year is unlucky one again for MOMOLAND. Recently, Yeonwoo is said to leave the group and agency. Reports tell of reasons behind absences: rumored to be “maltreated”, friend’s post telling that she’ll “return to her old self”, and her venture in K-Drama. It looks like the latter would be the case.

Yeonwoo’s acts ignited misunderstanding with Merries. As full-pledged Merry, am I happy with what she did? No.

I removed her

Furthermore, I am not pleased with Yeonwoo supposedly prioritizing dramas over commitments with the group:

No choice but to remove Yeonwoo as my bias. She has the habit of making excuses not attending various fanmeets and concerts, and going somewhere else, as Soompi reported:

“…[She] has not been participating in recent schedules…because she is filming her drama. With regards to…Chile on June 28, Yeonwoo did not participate due to health reasons…”

These same reasons tell why she is also missing in PH TV shows. Seems that she is not interested anymore in letting more Filipinos know about her.

Not convinced

To add, Yeonwoo’s alibis are not anymore convincing, as she is repeating it all over again. If she was an employee of a company, she would’ve been dismissed outright.

She should feel ashamed with her fellow members, with TWICE, and BLACKPINK’s Jennie.

In their recent concert in Manila, most TWICE members suffered injuries, but still managed to go to various schedules. They even performed complete, for the sake of PH Onces who waited for them. This is the attitude we see from the group, and virtually no word of unreasonable excuse can be heard on any TWICE member since their debut. It only took JYP Ent. to put Minari to rest, considering that her health was failing.

In fact, as Koreaboo pointed out with regards to the group:

“Even one member can make a major difference in a group, and TWICE made sure that fans knew the importance of all of them as one.”

As to BLACKPINK’s Jennie, though she was subjected to gossips, she still performed with the other three. Most important, even if she got sick, she managed to have time with PH Blinks in their recent Shopee endorsement. She used this chance to introduce herself even to non-K Pop fans who were there.

Even if Jendeukie is enduring the pain from PH to Macau, and even if this warrants rest, she still kept going on till she left the concert last June 8. This she made so as not to dismay PH and Macanese Blinks who are rooting for her.

These things are what Yeonwoo must keep in mind, everytime she makes an alibi for the nth time. That habit of hers won’t take her long even if she ventures in drama.

Final Words

Yeonwoo has to keep in mind these things, for the sake of Merries and her other fans. I would be more than happy to retract this article and consider adding her again to bias list, if she’ll make up for the times she missed.

What must she do? She must show herself complete with other members in any PH TV shows, greet, and tell more about herself to PH non-K Pop fans. That would be more than enough.


Featured Image Credit: Yeonwoo

Love Advice No. 105 (Sex and Virginity)

Bilang bahagi pa rin ng reflection sa Love Advice sa loob ng halos limang taon, tatalakayin ng may-akda ang isa pang sensitibong topic: Sex at virginity.

Ano ba ang wastong pagtingin tungkol sa pagtatalik at pagkabirhen? Kung mali ang pagtingin dito, ano ba ang magiging epekto nito sa pamilya, sa bansa, at sa ating lahat? Alamin dito:


Isa ang sex at virginity sa mga pinakasensitibong topic sa kahit anong love advice. Normally ay hindi ito pinag-uusapan. Pero dahil sa dami ng mga nabubuntis nang maaga, o nabubuntis nang di pa kasal, dapat lang na pag-usapan ito. Let’s settle this once and for all.

Siguro naman ay nakakarinig kayo ng mga kaibigan o kaanak na nabubuntis nang di pa kasal. Kung hahayaan natin ito, magkakaproblema tayo. Nakakatakot din na makasanayan ito at maging kultura na pag di inagapan.

Guidance

Tulad ng binanggit ko noon, importante sa isang nagdadalaga o nagbibinata ang magabayan ng tama dito. Importante rin na maipaintindi sa kanila ang magiging bunga pag mali ang desisyon nila.

Ang pagtuturo ng tamang pangmalas sa sex ay pangunahing responsibilidad ng magulang. Sunod ang paaralan at ang Simbahan. Hindi ng kung sinu-sino tulad ng mga artista.

General principle

Ang sex ay isang bagay na para sa mag-asawa lamang. Yes, ito ay isa pang paraan para ipahayag ang damdamin sa pag-ibig, pero reserved lang ito sa kanila. Kung nag-sex bago ang kasal, masyado silang excited. Di makapaghintay.

Minsan nakakarinig tayo ng katagang “Kung mahal mo ako, patunayan mo,” meaning need na mag-sex para ma-prove ang pag-ibig. Wala sanang problema kung kasal na. Eh paano kung hindi pa? Ito ba ang sukatan ng tunay na pag-ibig? Hindi.

Ano ang mangyayari pag nag-sex bago ang kasal? Depende sa magsyota. Pero ito ang most likely na scenario: Kung ibinigay mo na agad ang pagkababae nang di pa kasal, posibleng mawala ang excitement na nararanasan sa sex. Posibleng makaramdam ng guilt after makipagtalik.

Minsan, pag ibinigay na ang lahat, hindi masisiguro na mananagot ang lalaki, sakaling nabuntis ang babae. Pag kasi nabuntis nang di-oras, malamang ay iiwanan siya ng lalaki dahil ayaw panagutan ang ginawa. Mas malala pa, magiging uso na ang tinatawag na “single parent.”

Virginity

Ngayon, sa ilang tanong related sa virginity, meron pa kayang tatanggap sa iyo kahit hindi na virgin? Ang sagot ay oo. May mga tao na handang tanggapin ang kalagayan mo.

Sa isa pang tanong, kung iiwanan ka after ma-virgin. Depende na iyan sa lalaki. Most likely, puwede kang iwan dahil natatakot siya sa responsibilidad. O baka hindi ka iwan dahil mahal ka pa rin niya.

Job mismatch?

Ang problema, ilang kabataan ang may thinking na “Basta naka-sex na, okay na.” Ngayon, kung hindi sila magagabayan dito, isipin kung gaano katindi ang magiging problema. Sa kanilang pamilya. Sa ating bansa. At sa ating lahat.

Unang-una, sa paghahanap ng trabaho. Sa paglaki ng populasyon, dadami ang mga aplikante, pero kakaunti pa rin ang trabaho. Walang problema kung ang paglaki ng bilang ay dahil sa mga kasal/nagpakasal na, at nagkaanak. Wala ring problema kung hindi nabuntis ang dalaga. Dala-dala lang nila ang personal guilt kung meron sila niyan. Pero kung ipa-factor natin ang mga hindi pa (dahil sa PMS), well, doon lang may problema.

Hindi na nakakagulat kung magiging pahirapan ang paghahanap, at kung dumami ang tambay. At hindi na rin nakakagulat kung magkukulang pa rin ang suweldo ng ordinaryong Pinoy.

Other problems

Isa pang problema ay ang pagdami ng mga anak na kapos sa kalinga ng mga magulang. Ito ay natalakay na natin sa nakalipas na Love Advice.

Iba pang mga problema ay sa supply sa pagkain at ang disiplina. Sa supply sa pagkain, ito’y sa pag-convert ng lupa from agri to residential. Unti-unting ginagamit ang sakahan para pagtayuan ng residential houses, dahil dumadami na rin ang tao. Sa pagdami ng tao, tataas ang demand sa pagkain. Ang resulta: food shortage. Ito ang hihila sa presyo ng pagkain paitaas.

Ano pa ang ibang problema? Katulad lang din ng nabanggit na tungkol sa paglobo ng populasyon.

Kita mo, kahit sa simpleng pagwalang-bahala sa sex, puwede itong magdulot ng matinding problema sa ekonomiya at sa atin.