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Makabagong Tasyo


The past week had been pretty hectic and yet very fulfilling for me. After launching a project that hopes to resurrect the Tanaga, (see previous post), I did get an overwhelming number of positive reaction... While the art itself seems saved from extinction, it has yet to rise in popularity, I believe I have done my share and it's all going to roll from here... Interesting how it all pans out..

Interestingly, or perhaps even more interesting is a new site I've discovered lately The blog is called Pilosopo Tasyo, named after one of the best remembered characters that Jose Rizal created in his novels. While the Tasyo of old tradition speaks much of philosophy, this blog is very avant-garde. Why? Well --- It only has TITLES! No blog entries at all... VERRRRY INTERESTING BLOG TITLES! Very intriguing! Yup, you read that right!

For instance, one title says "Paggalang bilang Tugon at di Responsibilidad". How profound. It speaks of Filipino culture without speaking.

As if to say the Modern Tasyo need not speak, or perhaps the comments will keep him alive, or perhaps, in a performance piece of the author, tasyo is dead? Or perhaps morphed in a cyber culture or virtual (?) that his manifestation is outside the realm of the real, and the said.
Perhaps its a political statement that tasyo is gagged? Or that Filipino philosophy today is non-existent, and fragmented? Perhaps its a means of saying he is no longer relevant, or perhaps poetically - that the Modern Tasyo is not one person. The real intention of the author is something I wouldn't really understand... but it's a very good performance art. I wonder if a book is made with just titles like what is done there? Of course no publisher will care to do that, i.e. publish a book with no entries or texts except titles... It's so out of the ordinary --- but that would definitely be something new in the Philippine Academic scene... It will inspire lots of talk, but lots of critics too... It may not even happen at all... Why would any publisher do that except perhaps for the art, or the publicity of it?

It's a very interesting site that is worth a visit. Check it out here:


It's cool to know there are deviants out there that push the limits of blogging to a different level... uber cool.

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posted by Jdavies @ 3/13/2005,


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Jdavies lives in Quezon City, Philippines and has been blogging since 2002. A brand manager in a leading technology company and a freelance new media/web strategy consultant, he has refocused his blogging from personal, political & sociological observations, to marketing-related efforts and Internet trends that are relevant to his career and branding advocacies.

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This blog is a depot of thoughts and observations on marketing trends which remain personally relevant to the Author as far as his marketing career is concerned. Having evolved from the personal blog of Jdavies, much of the earlier work contained herein are laced with personal speculation, political views, and similar advocacies. These posts are being kept for posterity's sake and for no other reason. No effort is being made to claim that the author will not contradict himself from his previous positions or that such advocacies are absolute.


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