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It's great being Pinoy because I said so


My post over at blogkadahan is now live: It's great being Pinoy because I said so.

Here's an excerpt:

We’re halfway between progressive and backward

In the midst of the latest communications technology and gadgetry, advanced electronics and similar devices, some farflung towns remain without electricity or roads yet to be paved. Yet in urban poor communities, the TV is a necessity. Some kids still make their own toys and fly kites they made themselves while others order them online.

What is Blogkada?

Blogkadahan is a coined word derived from barkadahan, a Filipino way of life that is based on compatriotism that fills the common tao's need to belong. It is this sense of belongingness that made the Filipino endure a long tumultuous past of colonialism followed by an even more deprecating self-infliction of poor governance under a dictatorship whose primary goal was to shamelessly enrich himself. It is this sense of belongingness that made the Filipino rise over the remnants of a dilapidated country under a dictator whose guile was complemented by an equally, if not greedier wife, who managed to fool even herself that she is of noble origins. A foreigner not attuned to the ways of the pinoy would be skeptical. However, a close scrutiny of this phenomenon will prove that we endured all these social maladies because of our own brand of camaraderie. Why not? Among the potent tools of the barkada is the ability to laugh at himself/herself with his/her compatriots in times of the most humiliating experience making the experience a welcome respite from a serious and cruel world.

Blogkadahan is the result of a group of bloggers who banded together to exchange ideas ranging from the serious to the most mundane of topics that can ever be tackled in a day. Initiated by Doc Emer, the group called bloggingberks started out with seven original members. Since then, the group grew and is now composed of some thirty-two bloggers from all over the globe. The biggest contingent can be found in Manila but members can be found in Singapore, USA, Canada, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, Japan and England. *


posted by Jdavies @ 6/29/2005,


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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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