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Monday, April 11, 2005

Blog Shorts

In the thick of the sleepless nights and never-ending thesis writing, the tired zombie stops and checks if all sanity is indeed lost.

Blogging shorts:
Blogging on Friendster
Twilight zone job application
Link history gone ... for-evah!

Blogging on Friendster

Got a link from a good friend, Chris Lagman. He put up a blog via Friendster ('di ko na mahanap yung link).

The Friendster phenomenon picked up on the blogging phenomenon!

Blogging keeps getting bigger... and so does my good friend.

Piiiiisssss, bratha! ;-)

Read: Friendster Blogs User Manual

Twilight zone job application

I'm on the last stretch of my masters degree. I've been _thinking_ about sending out application letters to telcos and international organizations to explore employment.

And then I receive this in my Inbox:
Dear Edwin,

We have received your application for the position of Digitel Resume Database
dated Apr 7 2005 through Thank you for the interest shown in our company.

We will be reviewing your qualifications against the requirements for this position. We will contact you soon if you are part of our shortlist or if there is an update on the status of your application.

Please check your e-mail regularly for any correspondence regarding your application.

We hope that you will have a productive day ahead!

Yours sincerely,
Digitel LEC Recruitment Team
Initial thoughts:
What the...?! What is this, a one year old application that was delivered just yesterday?
What the...?! Who is sending out job applications in my behalf?! Is my wife *that* eager for me to get a job?
What the...?! Did somebody hack into my online job application account?
What the...?! Hindi pa ako guma-graduate, ni-re-recruit na ako?! (grin)
What the...?! Ano ito, bagong service ng! Iisipin mo pa lang, mag-aaply na siya para sa iyo?!
(enter Twilight zone theme....) Too noo noo noo, Noo noo noo noo, Noo noo noo noo..... (fade out ...)

Read: Who the h** wants my Gmail?

Link history gone ... for-evah!

My Referring Web Pages list by seems to have reset. (See bottom of right sidebar). Sayang. Naka-document pa naman dun kung gaano ka raming links ang nakukuha ko from various places on the web and blogosphere.

My biggest referrers are Google, Philippine Blog Awards (arnd 800+ hits), PinoyTechScene,, Airwind ... sino pa ba .... ?

Sayang, wala na yung mga ebidensya ko... I like watching those link stats. Now it's back to zero.


Now it's back to thesis writing ....

Ka Edong

To blog after ten million years: Monkey signs, Kuya B's Prodigal SIM


  • At 8:51 pm, Blogger monicai said…

    I got that bizarre email too. I wonder kung ilan pa.

  • At 10:41 pm, Blogger eClair said…

    Friend mo si...
    Christopher Lagman?!

    As in alumnus ng Pisay na nagturo ng Physics for one year?


    Mas ok ang Yahoo! 360 compared to Friendster. May invite ka na ba? ;) Invite kita kung wala pa so you could try it.

  • At 7:34 am, Blogger Edwin "ka edong" said…


    ano tingin mo? may job opening kaya sila for professional bloggers?


    *gasps* whoa! kilala mo rin si Christopher Lagman?! Si-no si-ya? *grin*

    Ka Edong

  • At 12:28 pm, Anonymous Clair said…

    He was my physics teacher...
    I was one of his worst students. I don't know why I kept on failing...

  • At 2:49 pm, Blogger Edwin "ka edong" said…


    Now things are becoming (e)Clear to me ...

    I remember a story about this student who kept failing ....

    be happy!

    Ka Edong

  • At 10:10 am, Blogger Airwind said…

    oi special mention yung blog ko. hik!!! ngayon lsang ulit ako nadaan dito e... gooluck po sa iyo... :)

  • At 11:10 pm, Blogger Edwin "ka edong" said…


    Special mention ka dito dahil special ka ... Special child ka, Airwind, special child ka! ;-)

    (Sabay ilag!)

    Piisss, bratha!

    Ka Edong

  • At 10:45 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    kilala mo si Chris Lagman?!?!?!


    Yes, I'm getting bigger(physically!) - 30lbs bigger since I left Pisay from a 1-yr teaching stint.

    Hi Claire :) Punzie is my officemate now... hehehe


  • At 1:54 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    for PH-based friendsters, the blog feature is not available for you... according to friendster:

    Currently Friendster's blog and chat features are not available in Malaysia or the Philippines. If you have seen the features at some point, it was in error. I apologize for the inconvenience. In the future we may see an expansion of this feature to include these countries.

    Thank you,

    Friendster Member Services

    * chris


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