Its been a while since the last entry here, and only a few days left before 2015 starts! So before 2014 officially ends, let me have one last entry for the year. Here we go.
First: Why the lack of posts recently?
Well, my main device is unavailable at the moment. Previous data are inaccessible and that sort of stuff. Sira kasi eh, haha.
Second: Wow, english. Xambayan ito, 'diba?
Yes. But seeing as most Pinoys that use the internet have basic english skills, it wouldn't hurt to write some words in english. Plus that hint of professionalism and being reader-friendly to non-Pinoys. But note this: Xambayan still aims to promote patriotism to the Philippines, so somewhere along the road, magta-taglish pa din naman ako o 'di kaya 100% Filipino.
Third: Where are we heading?
With the growing complexity of the online world and mass media, we Filipinos have been heavily influenced by these means of communication that most of us say na hindi tayo mabubuhay kung walang internet. Most of us have been sort of hypnotized by the bandwagon effect of the mass media, and also most of us have been overly liberated with our words.
Natural, bawat isa sa atin ay may kanya-kanyang trip sa buhay. At baka ang gusto namin ay hindi mo gusto, and vice versa. The only thing that we lack, aminin nyo man o hindi, is our total lack of respect for other people's opinions. Kadalasan, ang mga Pinoy sa online communities mabilis uminit ang ulo, grabe makapagsalita na sobra pa sa terror machine gun na uso nung bata a tayo. Times change, and I think our values are also changing... for the worse. (And thus may mao-offend nanaman sa sinabi kong ito)
Xambayan will continue on to 2015 and will bring new posts that will not only make your heads burst in boredom, pain, and laughter but will - as always - contribute to a better Philippines..
So 2015, let's go!
Pinoy na Pinoy.