How Addicted Are You Being Online?
It’s Day 4 (and counting) of having no electricity on our street. ◡ ヽ(`Д´)ﾉ ┻━┻
I’m not complaining, mind you. Just saying a fact.
Apart from (my) non-activity on social media as of late, I can say that I’m even less productive now since I can’t work through the night doing lectures, preparing quizzes, writing blog posts, or even studying. Not to mention the internet crawl of trolling, stalking, and mindless surfing, too.
Which brings me to The Kareshi’s observation, “is it such a need being online?”
I have a data plan that gives me mobile internet 24/7. I can bet all the money in my wallet (which isn’t necessarily a lot, but you know, making a point there) that a lot of you do, too.
In fact, Happy Birthday messages are sent through WhatsApp these days though I still prefer an SMS (as informal and impersonal as that is); and class groups are now on Facebook - as mine was requested by my student! I grumbled, huffed, and puffed saying that I don’t do Facebook (fact) and the only time I check it is if somebody tags me (fact). - even though I’ve set up a neat Google groups.
But times have changed, boy, have they really changed!
When I think about it, back in college, mobile phones and social networks didn’t rule my life.. (Though SNS will probably not rule my life, nowadays, too, but I’ve observed and experienced changes to be on it) but now, I
bravely admit that my 4S has become a sort of appendage.. a continuation of sorts of my right hand.
So, I write this blog post at 0147H on it as there’s nothing to do at nights like these when I’m up and unable to sleep, thinking about doing the questions I’ll ask my class and all the things I need to do for the week.Life is slower without internet, I’ve found.
And something totally off-topic, I miss having coffee shop conversations I had with friends way back when.
Eiga Sai 2014
As part of the Philippine-Japanese Friendship celebration month, the Japan Foundation Manila presents this year’s theme of Family with the screening of 16 titles for Eiga Sai 2014.
A lot of these titles have international acclaim! To name a few:
Wolf Children (2012) (JP. おおかみこどもの雨と雪, Wolf Children Ame and Yuki)
- Best Animation, 2012 Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia
- Family Selection, 2012 BFI London Film Festival
- Cinema of Asia Africa, 2012 Dubai International Film Festival
Like Father, Like Son (2013) (JP. そして父になる)
- Jury Prize, 66th Cannes Film Festival
- Audience Award, San Sebastian International Film Festival
- Audience Award, Vancouver International Film Festival
- Audience Award, Sao Paulo International Film Festival
- Child Protection Award for Best Script, Abu Dhabi Film Festival
Homeland (2014) (JP. 家路, The Way Home)
- Panorama, 2014 Berlin International Film Festival
Tamako in Moratorium (2013) (JP. もらとりあむタマ子)
- A Window on Asian Cinema, 2013 Busan International Film Festival
- Spectrum, 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam
What piques my interest with these movies are its themes of relationships and the different aspects of “Family” it portrays (from reading the movie synopsis, Thank you, Google-sensei!).
Plus, the movie posters for the films are quite interesting, wouldn’t you agree?
Eiga Sai 2014 kicks off TOMORROW, July 3, at Shang Cineplex.
Schedule and more information after the jump~
Back From (Semi) Hiatus~
Hello and so sorry! Went into a semi-hiatus for the months of April, May, and er.. June (/ _ _)/
Thank you for not un-following me!
June Events were awesome~ Baby Iris, Younger Brother’s Birthday, Bachelorette Parties!
AND A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to S and J - who travel the world in matching Nikes - for the “Yes” last Sunday!! *sprinkles good vibes and happiness all around*
For the moment, I am reflecting over the fact that I am teaching both undergraduate college and medical school students.
I still haven’t gotten the hang of my college class - one subject, 3 units, in a 3-hour lecture, once a week.
I’m heading off to Cebu for the weekend! Excited to try out and stay at Mövenpick Hotel Cebu!
Blog more soon!
Watching X-Men: Days of Future Past
"The past: a place of potential promise, and possibility.
We are the sum of our choices, as what we do now defines what we will do.
Infinite decisions mean infinite consequences, for the future is never truly set.”with The Kareshi at Power Plant Cinemas – View on Path.