Thursday, June 16, 2011

Blog: Filipino or English - Which language should I use for this blog?

Filipino or English: Which language should I use for this blog?

I am wondering which language should I use for this blog. Looking back to my real purpose of creating this site is to share my notes to Filipino students. So it should be in Filipino. However, we simply cannot write Math or Science in pure Filipino because there are so many English terms that don't have Filipino translation.

I am thinking of posting both Filipino and English version of every topic whenever possible. Though it may take so much time, I think that is much better and it would help those who search for what they needed.

I hope Google would easily search my blog so it will list on top 10 searches. It means I'm getting the writings on the right format. I need to ponder this for a while so I can actually come up with a much precise solution.

You, dear reader, do you have any idea or suggestion on how I can improve this? Any comments are welcome! Thank you so much! ~Angel

Filipino Translation:

Filipino o English: Aling wika ang dapat kong gamitin sa blog na ito?

Nagtataka ako kung aling wika nga ba ang dapat kong gamitin sa blog na ito. Kung titingnan ko ang tunay na dahilan ng paglikha ko ng site na ito ay para maibahagi ang mga notes kok sa mga Pilipino na mag-aaral. Kaya dapat wikang Filipino. Ngunit, hindi natin maaaring isulat ang Math o Science ng purong Filipino dahil marami itong mga salitang Ingles na walang katumbas sa Filipinong wika.

Iniisip kong magpaskil ng parehong Filipino at Ingles na bersyon ng bawat paksa kapag maaari. Malaki mang oras ang gugugulin sa ganitong paraan, sa tingin ko mas makakabuti ito para sa mga nananaliksik.

Sana lang ay madaling masearch ng Google ang aking blog ng sa gayon ay lumalabas ito sa unang sampung mahahanap. Nangangahulugan lang na nasa tamang progreso ang aking mga sulatin. Kailangan ko pang pag-isipan mabuti ang mga ito nang sa gayon ay makahanap ako ng mas mainam na solusyon.

Ikaw, butihing mambabasa, may ideya o mapapayo ka ba kung paano ko ito maayos? Anumang komento ay malugod na tinatanggap ko. Maraming salamat! ~Angel

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Reaction Paper: Exhibits in National Museum

Reaction Paper on the following exhibits in National Museum:
1. Telling Modern Time: The life and art of Botong Francisco Coching
2. War and Dissent: The U.S. in the Philippines
3. Philippine Haute Couture 1947-1990

Telling Modern Time: The life and art of Botong Francisco Coching 

From left: Joanna Santiago, Loren Junsay, Nathania Gravador, David Alunan, Angel Madriñan, Jerick Galanga, Kevin Tolibao, and John Robles. At the back, a painting of Botong Francisco.
 Nabighani na naman kami sa magagandang drawings at paintings na nakita namin sa National Museum, 4th floor. Nalilito nga ako nung una… Dalawang tao pala ang involved sa exhibit ng Botong Francisco Coching. ‘Yun nga, si Botong Francisco, at si Francisco Coching. Ang galing ng mga komiks na gawa ni Coching. ‘Yun talaga and style ng komiks dati at nakapagaling ng kanyang komposisyon at mga anggulo. Magaganda rin ang pag-render at pagkulay sa mga title pages ng mga komiks. Nakakaengganya tuloy na gumawa muli ng komiks. May mga character designs din si Botong na makikita sa exhibit. Nakakatuwang balikan ang mga lumang bagay. Sa ngayon kasi, wala nang mga Pinoy komiks na gaya ng ganito.

Ang kuhang ito ay sa exhibit na iyon.  Nasa likod kami ng isang malaking painting ni botong Francisco. Kitang kita at makikilala talaga ang kanyang istilo ng pagpinta. Sa larawang ito ipinakikita ang unang  pagyakap ng mga Filipino sa relihiyong Kristyanismo na dinala ng mga Kastila sa ating bansa noong panahon ng kanilang pananakop.

From left: John Robles, David Alunan, Joanna Santiago, Angel Madriñan, Kevin Tolibao, Jerick Galanga, Loren Junsay, and Nathania Gravador. At the back, Francisco Conching's comic artworks.
War and Dissent: The U.S. in the Philippines

Samantala, tinungo din namin ang kasunod na exhibit. Ang War and Dissent. Medyo hindi ako nag-enjoy sa exhibit na iyon. Masyadong maraming text, sana may nag-eexplain na lang.

Ang exhibit ay tungkol naman sa panahon ng mga Amerikano sa Pilipinas. May mga mapa at kung anu-anong papeles ang naroon. Tungkol ito sa maliit na digmaang naganap sa pagitan ng dalawang magkaibang lahi. May multimedia production doon, and tawag ay Shadows of War. Pinanood namin iyon pero hindi na naming tinapos. Ang galing ng kaming produksyon.

Philippine Haute Couture 1947-1990

Photo from: http://designkultur.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/slim-exhibit-2.jpg?w=432&h=302
Ang huli naming pinuntahan ay ang exhibit ni SLIM. Short for Salvacion Lim Higgins, isang fashion designer. Papasok ka pa lang sa loob ay matatakot ka na dahil sa black ang buong paligid at maging and mga pader. Nakasoptlight ang mga manikin na nakasuot ng mga dinisenyong gowns at dresses ni Slim. Ang gaganda ng mga ito. Parang may pagka”past and old” ung mga design concepts pero ang ganda ng output pag inapply sa contemporary fashion style.  Pinakagusto ko ang kulay pink na dress, may belt ito sa gitna na kasing lapad ng belt ng kimono (Japanese female dress). Mukha nga siyang Japanese style. Marami ring draperies kaya humahado sa katawan ng mga manikin ang mga damit. Elegante at kakaiba din ang mga damit na may touch ng imeldific dress or ung may butterfly shoulder(?) daw.

Bawal kumuha ng litrato sa loob ng exhibit kaya hindi na naming binalak pa. At dahil kakaunti lang kaming bumisita ng oras na iyon, nakakatakot tumingin sa mga manikin ng mag-isa. Parang ready sila gumalaw anytime.

Napakaganda rin ng mga wedding gowns, lalo na ung may pagkahaba-habang nakadisplay sa may gilid ng pader at nag-iisa lang doon.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Blog: Read. Read. Read.

Read. Read. Read.


I didn't say that you have to read every book that you would encounter,
or that you have to read 24 hours a day.
Actually, I remember a quote I once read through chain text messages and it goes like this:

"Read anything 5 hours a week, and you'll soon be learned." by Samuel Johnson.

He's right, isn't he?
When you are traveling from home to school and you happen to pass by poster hanging on some establishments,
read what it says.
When log on to Facebook and browse some fan pages, read their information.
When you are looking at a college brochure, read it from top to bottom.
Just read. you can always learn something.

Anyways, I would like to share to you my reading habit. This habit actually makes me earn more English vocabulary. This also helps me in making English sentences, especially in making conversations.

I read Sir Nicholas Sparks' novels.

His stories are love stories enveloped in a simple southern life of North Carolina, U.S.A..
At first, it was hard for me to understand every word or sentence in his novel, but reading it twice or thrice makes it more clearer. But since the stories are most likely realistic, happens in real life - not too action-packed, scientific, poetic, nor surreal - it is much easier to understand.

I learned to love his writing style, and I began to read not only one novel, but almost all of his novels.
This is when I discovered new English words, terms, jokes as well, and I somehow learned how conversations were made. Today, it actually helped me with my work, by imagining what kind of life there is in the United States.

I suggest reading novels than watching movies, if you are actually striving to learn both English speaking and writing, because you have to understand first what you would say, that just mimic the sounds.

Now, I am reading his novels because I love to discover more. I love the way Sir Sparks unfold a story in a heart-touching way. I appreciate how it taught me lots of things.

So I urge you to read. Find something that would catch your interest and read things about it. it doesn't matter whether it is in English, or Filipino, just read. ^_^

Tip No. 3: Practice Makes It Common

Tip No. 3: Practice Makes It Common

We always say that practice makes perfect. Actually, I'd rather say that practice makes it common. Let's put it like this:

How many times do you actually write your name before it seemed like the easiest thing to write?

Or how many times have you made a coffee for yourself?

We have written our names since we started to go to school, so whenever we write our name, it seemed like we can write it even with our eyes closed.

I have made myself a cup of coffee every now and then, and even though I don't have a rule on how many teaspoons of sugar or creamer was right for the kind of coffee that I want, I always get the same taste that I learned to appreciate.

When you make things so common in your life by putting it on a daily routine, doing in a regular basis, thinking about it more often, or appreciating it as a valuable thing, you wouldn't even recognize that you actually know so much about it.

Collections of Quotes / Quotations

Collections of Quotes / Quotations ^_^

See it here: http://notebookniangel.blogspot.com/p/quotes.html