Blogosphere: A Limitless World

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Interconnected,interrelated, interwoven.

That is the Interweb. The Internet.

And within the Interweb, a whole world on its own, resides a distinct world, full of never-ending intertwined lives of people.



The Blogoshpere is space in the internet where one can connect with another. May it be someone from the west to east connecting with each other, the blogoshpere knows no bounds. The popular blogs, as of late, is what consists of the blogosphere. And the posts that people create, the comments they say, and the shares they make further expands the vast world of the blogosphere. The blogoshpere is a world full of strangers that you can communicate and share anything under the sun with. 


The blogosphere connects us all. It is a limitless world.

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In Hopes That It Will Be a True Good Film (A Ranting Essay on the Philippine Film Industry)

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Last 16th of August, 2014, a familiar face came about within the school grounds of the University of Sto. Tomas.

marian 1 Marian Rivera at ‘Bad Ang Sinungaling’ shooting site (UST) rhyzza Rhyzza Mae Dizon at ‘Bad Ang Sinugnaling’ shooting site (UST)

It was Marian Rivera and Rhyzza Mae Dizon!


Rejoice! Rejoice! A celebrity! How fun, exciting!




Apparently, it was a shooting for a scene from an upcoming 2015 MMFF film entitled Bad And Sinungaling. Now, I have totally no idea what the plot of this film is going to be, but judging by the actors and the crew gathered, I am not psyched at all.

Starting up with Vic Sotto, Marian Rivera, and Rhyzza Mae Dizon as (most probably) the main cast, and end it with the director of photography, Lee Meily, and director Marlon Rivera, I can only see the bleak future of the Philippine film…

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Declining Bats

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The Secret Bataclysm: White Nose Syndrome and Extinction

We need bats; but our bats are dying. In Spring 2006, 6.5 million Little Brown Bats (Myotis lucifugus) lived in the Eastern US, making them America’s most common wild mammal species. Later that same year, thousands of little bodies were discovered strewn outside caves near New Albany, New York. Bats were dying in catastrophic numbers.

Eight years later, millions of bats have died, and still continue to die. Little Brown Bats are now listed as a “threatened species” in multiple states. This is “the most precipitous decline of North American wildlife in recorded history.” And yet, public outcry over the loss of bats has been strangely muted.

What’s the cause of these deaths? Read more here.


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Mind Controlling Bacteria?

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Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds?

“Our diets have a huge impact on microbial populations in the gut. It’s a whole ecosystem, and it’s evolving on the time scale of minutes.”

 Carlo Maley, PhD


It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us — which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold — may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity. 


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Who Takes The Brunt of Wars?

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Victims of war: how Gaza conflict will traumatise a generation of adolescents

“The University of Leicester has been collaborating with colleagues from Gaza for the last 15 years. All studies have consistently shown the impact of war trauma and how this is mediated further by poverty and deprivation. Each cycle of violence has a cumulative effect on children and young people.”

How incredibly sad it is that for 15 consecutive years, these children who were born with exuding potential and branching possibilities are suffering from a war that precedes even the grandparents of their grandparents. This long raging discord within the Middle East that dates way, way back in history, continuously affects, and will affect their descendants supposed bright futures.

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Shark Week, Hooray! Not.

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Shark Week Is Lying To People Again

Almost 40 years on, scientists and conservationists are still picking up the pieces from the iconic movie “Jaws” that led the world to believe that sharks are ferocious man eaters. Sparked by fear and the idea that shark catching is “sexy,” numerous species experienced a worrying decline as man started to belligerently hunt and kill them. So why is it that, once again, the Discovery Channel is helping to perpetuate the ridiculous idea that sharks are savage, cold-blooded killers with scaremongering “mockumentaries” during their famous Shark Week? Shouldn’t this week be about dispelling myths about sharks, not creating new ones?

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