Sep 22, 2008

Philippine Blog Awards 2008

During the nominations last April, I told my friend that my only wish is to be one of the finalists, kahit token tagalog entry lang. After seeing my entry on the list of finalists yesterday, I felt like I have accomplished something already.

The description from pba2008's site says that the post should inspire the readers. That convinced me that I really have no chance of winning. After reading the other entries, I can't help but notice that mine is a little shallow compared to the rest. What made me happy was despite the lack of seriousness and depth of my post, the people behind pba2008 saw something special that made my entry a part of the list.

I'm proud of myself for making it to the finals. It's the Philippine Blog Awards! It's like the Palanca Awards for bloggers! Ok, that is not true. It's still pretty huge though. Losing won't stop me from bragging. I don't have much to be proud of lately, I need this! I already ordered seven shirts that say "Hey I'm a finalist for Philippine Blog Awards 2008! Dare to ask if I won and you're dead." I plan to wear them everyday. I also commissioned a few of my friends to follow me around, scream "Wow! si Abad ka diba? Finalist ka sa Philippine Blog Awards 2008!" and ask for my autograph.

I had no idea that the awards night was yesterday. Again, thanks to everyone who rooted for me. I will try to write here again. Salamat din sa kung sino mang nagpangalan sa akin ng Abad. :)

Here is the list of finalists for the Single Post under the Personal category.

Abad,anong pangalan mo?

Congratulations to the winner! Below is the entry from a truly deserving winner, Martin Perez.


Click here to view the rest of the winning blogs.

Sep 4, 2008

Para kay Tito Manny

We are having our exams this week here at sunny SPUP and I'm loving it. Exam for me means less time in school and more time for trivial things like.. like this. Of course I also spend some time for reviewing and reading my photocopied notes, usually around 30 minutes before the exam. Five years of college and I still have the study habit of a 3rd grader with ADD. I guess some people really never learn.

You know who else never learns? Tito Manny. MANNY PACQUIAO, UTANG NA LOOB, STICK TO BOXING! Don't waste your money in politics again. Instead of using your money for the 2010 elections, give it to me instead. I know exactly where to spend it. I'll buy my own school that will give SPUP a run for their money. First agenda, give myself that elusive college diploma in an instant. Booya!

I'll name my school Abad School of Sciences or ASS. We will be called Bad Asses! Sweet. I have another idea, how about Abad University of Technology? AUT? That would be cool right? The students would be called pa-AUT. You have to be Ibanag or good in using context clues to get that one. I'll just figure everything out once Tito Manny decides to give me the money. I hope he's reading this.