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Blogging Makes You Friendly and Witty
and even Makes You Money hoho
Blogging is not rocket science, it’s about being yourself, and putting what you have into it .
There is no such thing as good luck or bad luck, just God’s blessings and lessons I believe…
It’s my first time
When I joined Silknhut’s Birthday Contest, that time, my thoughts about Blogging just change, because honestly I realize that it’s not money at all … (of course it’s a part of my happiness )because , I’ve come to realize it…I do not think of the money I’ve gained the time I saw my name there, instead I felt happy because it’s my first time winning through blogging^^ a very nice experience right? and after some minutes, I felt like shouting , haha I’ve got $$$ I reacted late…
Actually I started the day bad(May 25, 2011), and I felt unlucky early in the morning, before I face the computer ,I ‘ve gone to school to make reservation because subjects are gonna closed. Out of expectation, it really does, 3 of my subjects just closed. Oh, my …that’s really a burden… It just happen that my grandma have used the money my tita sent from abroad (intended for my enrollment)… and I got late having reservation for my subjects… really sad
There when I’m on my way home, I was really depress(when it comes to my studies I can’t help but take things serious)… To get rid of depression I decided to try picking up numbers in the lottery and eat some sweets in Pavilion Mall… buy stuffs at puregold and i bought another mini flashlight, i don’t know what’s with flashlight but I felt secured if i have a flashlight on my pocket…really really afraid of the dark… hehe…
I got home at about 1:30 p.m. I started watching Korean Dramas online and at the same time reading Mangas and then log in to my blog acc. ,twitter acc. ,yahoo messenger ,and the very last Facebook log in check updates and so on… I am to hit the tab “go offline” when suddenly… an angel chat with me and give the great news…
“I’m just a newbie here… And I didn’t expect that my expectations could really happen because most of the times, my expectations just disappoints me so do you know that because I lessen my expectations, I did not take a look on the winner’s list in the contest…(if you lower your expectations, you limit your disappointment…)who told me to see the list? it’s my professor , who pushes me into blogging :) there she chats me… ” go to Silkenhut’s Page now!” , I replied “Why?” I’m already thinking about that contest… I thought that ma’am zen or ma’am Zy have won the contest but in my shock…”
I WON !!
I tweet about it, I chat about it… ! I can’t keep my mouth shut lol repeating “Awesome! Nobody can wife the smile off my face !” haha
happiness comes from noticing and enjoying the little things in life right
–caffeine, chocolate and awesome friends life is good–
WAIT FOR PART II on how I’m gonna spend that money^^ ♥
Again Gracias to Sir. Allen !!
Donna Jane Marcuap is being who she wants to be, not what others want to see. Being true. Being unique. Being me
Marcuap, Donna Jane R. May 20, 2011
BSE_English Prof.Zenia Zamora
“Reading helps me be more creative, it helps my imagination and I like the fact that it gives me some quiet time.” Yes indeed, in this subject I have learned new things that have changes different sides of me. Before, I don’t find reading classic novels and movies interesting but now, I engage myself reading more of these classics during my free time. Reading a novel or a story puts me in another world, that’s how I quote it. I admit there are times that I am able to say this, “So many stories assigned to be read…so little time”. Yeah I was a bit disappointed because I really want to analyze and study the stories we are told to read but because we are lacking the time, we aren’t able to fully discover the essence of what we have slightly read but inspite of that I am very thankful to our professor for obliging each and everyone of us to read those good stories. I’ve learned a lot from our professor.
Our summer class came out a bit interesting because of this major subject that have challenge our thinking and mind creativity, and a new thing that I have discovered was that overactive imagination- can be another form of Insomnia. Well sometimes when I was doing my occasional papers I tend to exaggerate my imagination, thinking of things that shouldn’t be in mind. When sleeping time comes and my grandma was to check me if I’m asleep though I’m not a kid she still do that I snuggle under the blanket and pillows and turn on again the lights, why? Because I am trying to finish reading short stories I wasn’t able to read in my free time because of facebook, I can’t keep away my hands from the keyboard. Then when 2:00 a.m. comes there I find myself eating the papers I am reading until my poor little eyes can stay open no longer. Ms. Zamora let us watch classic movies, what I felt is like; I’m having conversation with the best people of the past centuries.
The more exciting part of the subject is the writing of occasional papers, quite challenging but we are enjoying. In using different approaches in criticism, I learned to read beyond, between and beneath the stories. Not just having understanding on it but also having the knowledge how come that story was in that kind of theme and structure. The symbolic matters, I appreciate that all, before I don’t know what does this and that symbolizes but it came up clearer to me after we have discussed the different approaches. My favorite approach is the Marxism and the psychoanalytical approach, I don’t know why but I was able to understand the two, I like deep thinking. I hate the rest of the approaches, because I know in myself that I did not put my best on doing my occasional papers, I always do it while in front of the monitor and doing other things, the tendency is to lose concentration so I felt bad to myself that way. I apologize for that but I really make ways for me to finish my works because I know it’s time bounded and we are to discuss a bit fast to finish the remaining undiscussed approaches.
I have also discover what is being a writer-well it means you can create prose, invoke feelings, carve emotions, channel passion, and create all the havoc you want by the stroke of a pen. I also discovered that voices in your head are normal and day dreaming is mandatory when it comes to writing. I admit that I have late submissions of occasional papers but it’s really hard to think deeply of course with the accompaniment of my imagination. . I have to flip the pages, keep reading and writing, and after some things are done, it’s time to start reading and writing new one for the next occasional paper. Honestly speaking, sometimes I thought of just writing random words and a question will pop up on my mind…would my professor notice it? Then I still can’t do things like that to her. I am having silly ideas in mind too …I wish that I could borrow some magic from Harry Potter and slow down the world for just 5 minutes so I could remember who I am and what bloody day it is!!! So I’m just going to bed and try NOT to think about all the things that must be done tomorrow because I’m fully loaded with things and works. Well it’s the result of tardiness I think. At the end of the day it’s nice to be able to curl up with a good book and relax”, then *sighs*(a relief) and will say “That’s better” gaining knowledge is expensive… reading golden stories are passport (that’s free) to another world, and I can stay there as long as I want to. People ask me why I read so much. My answer is that it takes me away from all of the things happening in my life (problems) to a free place were I can escape. That’s all. I discover a lot of things about me, where am I really interested in and many others I happen not to know in my own but with the help of this subject, there it goes, I changed (I think so).
Donna Jane Marcuap
Marcuap, Donna Jane R. May 16, 2011
BSE_English OP # 8
An Analysis of Jose Maria Sison’s “In the Dark Depths”
Using Marxism Approach
Prison was surely an unforgettable experience for Sison, and this poem is one of the reflections of his experience there. Jose Maria Sison’s “In the Dark Depths” is covered with various kinds of imagery, the voice of a poet not only set on to write good poetry, but also revolting against cruelty in all its forms. He thus share, in Philippine literary history, a place of injustice.
“In the Dark Depths” he describes his fellow political prisoners’ life. The plainness and calmness of Sison’s words all throughout reveal not just a keen intellect or a liberal understanding for detail, but a deep sincerity and feeling as well. The weight and depth of the poem indeed was unexplainable.
In the 1st & 2nd line of the poem, “the enemy wants to bury us/ in the dark depths of prison” – the enemy of Sison and his co-activist there probably was the Marcos Administration, looking at the state of the Philippines at that time of Majo , it seems to be very crucial and violence surrounds the place, he then said that the enemy wants to bury them in the depths of the prison, more-like in thought also means to never leave them alive inside the prison and bury to death within the depths.
The following lines will take us further, “from the dark depths of the earth/ and the radiant pearl is dived/from the dark depths of the sea/we suffer but we endure”, it tells how they felt inside the prison, their experience behind the bars, without even knowing what’s going to happen to them inside but then from that dark depths, they endure everything the enemy gives sufferings to them.
“And draw up gold and pearl/ from depths of character/formed so long in struggle” he used “gold” and “pearl” as metaphors for what a prisoner becomes after imprisonment, he told there he became a better person and probably a better writer and teacher after he came out of prison. Even while in prison, he became more and more in touch with developments in the country and the world and could get more and more information from outside of prison.
Through the ideology of Jose Maria Sison, capitalism has generated – the structures of thought, feelings and the behavior that maintain its control over society, this poem of him had presented not just a powerful story behind the bars but a workable solution to socioeconomic ills in the regime of Marcos Administration, he somehow open up to his fellowmen what he had suffer but still doesn’t lose hope and become an inspiration to them. The unequal opportunity and many injustice acts given to the people of the society because of the government’s tyranny and cruelty makes up Sison and other activist together with their own opposing views about the administration.
Joma and his fellow political prisoners’ life have been successfully described through poems Joma has made together with what they had reap while in the jail, the poem also tells tat the bars doesn’t become a hindrance for them to connect and know what’s happening outside that bars, they were able to know and be informed of what a prisoner endures inside the jail. As for them, it is not the end though they were place in the dark depths of that jail; it just becomes an advantage for them to freely analyze everything the depths had brought them to.
Marcuap, Donna Jane R. May 16, 2011
BSE_English OP # 7
An Analysis of “5 Fables” using Structuralism Approach
The predictable character of the fables, their simplicity and brevity, imposed formal constraints on the writers. However, the same qualities of the genre disallowed any narrative structure other than the manifestation of the relationships between actors in the presented World in terms of structuralism identifying the basic oppositions (binary oppositions), thus making the message of the text easily comprehensible for the readers. The idea of the basic oppositions, manifesting themselves at the surface level of the text in various ways and using structuralism I have here the analysis of 5 fables using structuralism.
structure of the Aesopean type of literary fable largely facilitates our task. It is easily observable that this type of the fable presents certain ideas by means of contrasting opposite, polar concepts. If we assume that the opposites are burdened with certain roles, the number of the roles in question is automatically limited to two.
Fable#1 –The Man, the Boy and the Donkey (AESOPS)
The fable has it’s basic opposition or binary opposition, at the end the man carries the donkey on his back instead of the donkey carry them on it’s back, just because no matter what they do, people keep on finding a fault. The forms of binarism are in human thoughts. Relating to the reality this kind of thing really happens. No one enjoys criticism, in the story of the man and his donkey, the man is such a people-pleaser that he alters his behavior to soothe each critic he encounters on the road. This is one example of an inappropriate response to criticism. “You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” And to attempt to do so would be foolish. The modified narrative function, the man, tries to find solution to what others see as a mistake with their act so they have decided to do what the others are trying to suggest, they ride at the back of the donkey, then another criticism so the man gets down and the boy rides then vice versa at the end the man and the boy carries the donkey in a pole and what they’ve done is such a foolish act they don’t even reach the objective(to please everyone to soothe each critic they encounters on the road) and they failed .
Fable#2-The Foolish Lion and the Clever Rabbit (Panchatantra)
In the title itself, shows the opposition between the characters, wherein the
Clever Rabbit defeated the Strong and Mighty Lion. The form of binarism that is present there through human thought is the reality that intelligence wins over might. The structure of the story ;the modified narrative structure is that the rabbit suggest a solution how they are going to get rid of the greedy Lion(objective) ,the steps taken there to meet the objective is when the rabbit introduce to the Greedy Lion another Lion on the well( the Lion’s reflection only),the rabbit fooled the lion ,the clever rabbit succeeds meeting the objective getting rid of the Lion, the lion jumps on the well there the Lion of course died and the rabbit together with the other animals rejoiced and have lived a peaceful life in the jungle. The metonymy there is that the lion symbolizes the confident greedy people, and the rabbit symbolizes a wise man who overcomes a powerful people through intelligence.
Fable#3-The Old Tiger and the Greedy Traveler (Hitopadesha collection of fable)
This fable was ironic, unlike any other stories on which usually a man should be wiser than the animal, and here a tiger uses intelligence over a traveler. The binary opposition is shown; the Traveler becomes the greedy one being tricked by an Old Tiger. The modified narrative structure of the fable: The objective of the Tiger is to get a meal, and the objective of the traveler is to get the gold bangle the Lion has. The steps taken by the tiger is to use the gold bangle as an allure to someone, there he caught and tricked the traveler, while the traveler only thinks of getting the golden bangle and fooled by the word of the Tiger telling him that he doesn’t interest to eat the traveler he was old and not evil. There success to the Tiger and failure to the traveler, who was eaten by the wise old Tiger.
Fable#4-The Girl Who Married a Snake (Panchatantra)
The story was good, when I looked at the title, I was interested, then as I analyze the structure I see the binary opposition, a woman to an animal. It is indeed ironic it shows mythical features of the snake turning into a handsome man after all the faithful wife of her was grateful that his husband being a snake transform to a handsome human being. The father of the girl promised the father of the snake to betrothed his daughter to his son even without seeing what kind is the son of his friend. There the father succeeds to find a bride for his snake son. And the girl married the snake without turning back and at the end they all rejoiced of the broken curse, by burning the snake’s skin while his son was out as a human during evening they were able to break the curse.
Fable#5–Belling the Cat (AESOPS)
There I have analyzed the structure and have seen the theological sequence of narrative functions, first the process of non-actualization, there a mice had suggest a wise plan, and that is to bell the cat, there the mice explains that when they bell the cat they will be able to hear the bell rang every time the cat is around. They will be alarmed by the bell in the cat. That is what the mice have planned and all applauded and agreed. A question was raised, “whom to bell the cat?” Then the plan was ruined and trashed because no one has taken the risk of belling the cat, failure (objective missed). In reality, it’s certainly one matter to propose something, but it is another matter entirely to desire to carry it out yourself. All of the mice were quite willing to agree to the idea of belling the cat, but, presumably, few would risk the dangers of going about and actually putting the plan into action.
Marcuap, Donna Jane R. May 10, 2011
BSE_Eng O.p. # 6
An Analysis of Aida Rivera-Ford’s “Love in the Cornhusks”
Using Feminism Approach
Women are notable for their bravery. They can resist all the bad things that may happen to them. Even someone close to them died, they are still strong, even though they have problems, and they are still strong. In the story of “Love in the Cornhusks” Tinang finds herself regretting and after a few moments, forgetting everything in the past. I assumed from the text that she was with child (pregnant) before marriage. It was because of being pregnant that she wanted out the man that had the most interest in her, the Bagobo. And in her haste and panic, she had left the home she was tending and then she married the Bagobo, A man whom at first, she did not see as an equal but rather a man who’s social stature was below her, until now. I believe that she had feared what society might have thought of her, a loose woman, promiscuous or perhaps even a whore. Hence she married a man she did not love, but who loved her.
In the story it shows that women are stronger emotionally than men because Amado leaves Tinang because of her illed mother. One example of a brave woman is Tinang, a mother, a wife and a simple woman. She’s a nurturing mother—giving all the needs of her child. She’s courageous to face her motherhood— a very, very hard stage of life. She faced the present and forgot all the mistakes that she did in the past. She may be a servant in the past but she accepts it. And because of her obedience to her Senora, she received a lot of tips and gifts from her. She’s determined in every aspect of life. She crossed a muddy road and assured that her baby is not in danger. She has traditional characteristics of a woman—strong, nurturing, and domestic.
The genre preference is by means of the writer being a female, whom often make open ended stories, at the end of the story, it was not clear if the child was bitten by the snake and what happened to the letter after falling on the cornhusks. The narrative structure, the story somehow skips and flash-forward, then flashback, like when Tinang reminisce the past, where she has suitors and she was luckily serving the kind señora.
The only symbolism I have seen was the snake, which Tinang belileve that it was a warn or a punishment, for thinking again of committing a sin, now to his current husband the Bagobo. The style of the writer was like the other female writers whose logic is in writing with association.
The story is simple, moderate, easy to understand, did not use flowery words and the narration of events were clear. Actually, love in the corn husks portrays the realities of life, from poverty, to making decisions and how a woman’s ego was affected by such unexpected happenings, I see Tinang as a woman who was scared to be defected by people around her if she was not married baring a child already. I don’t really know if it’s the Bagobo’s son or its Amado’s.
After I had read, a reflection awakes me that, I too am like Tinang in the sense that I let too much of myself wander off and thinking that things will fall into place. Sometimes, when I’m having too much fun from all the freedom college life is giving me, I tend to forget my responsibilities and my duties. I neglect school work and instead of studying, I go out and party thinking that I could always catch up. In the end, I get caught up in all the schoolwork I neglected and I end up having such a hard time sorting out the mess I started. If I would have just thought and prioritized my responsibilities first, then I would not be flunking right now. I should be more aware of my surroundings and not let my mind drift away to my personal happy place. I should start making the right choices and if ever I do make a wrong turn, I should be man enough to accept the consequences of my action just like Tinang did with her baby but more importantly; I should have the right state of mind to retrace my steps and have to turn to the right way.