I miss blogging.

I miss blogging in the sense that I’ll air my opinions in cyberspace despite the fact that nobody even cares. I miss blogging in the sense that I’ll document every part of my day like a crazy girl who lets the whole world read her diary. I miss blogging in the sense that I can just write and write and write.

About absolutely anything.

I used to have an excuse not to blog. 

"Well, mobile Tumblr sucks."
"I can’t really do anything in mobile Tumblr. It has less features and stuff."
"Ugh, I can’t even edit my text."

But now that God has provided me with this:

I guess I have no choice but to take my writing seriously, too.

Media Monitor No. 4

Journalists are the arbiters of truth in society. Being part of the mass media, it is part of their responsibility to inform the people of important events or breaking news. Especially one as alarming as a tragedy. 

Last September 14, 2014, a headline from InterAksyon.com read:

3 dead, 3 missing, 113 rescued from sunken RORO vessel off Southern Leyte

News like this requires accuracy of information for the sake of the affected. Information like the time is crucial which is why the fact that InterAksyon.com corrected their information (as seen below) as soon as possible is commendable. 

Pama said that at around 7:30 p.m., the ship started having problems. At 9:20 p.m., the ship sank.(Editor’s note: Time when problems started and time of sinking corrected.)

By adding corrections, they were displaying truthfulness in reporting and exercising care to avoid inadvertent error. They made sure to check in with the source to get the right information to report. Once they’ve realised their mistake, they know they are accountable to their readers which is why they admitted their mistake and corrected it as soon as they can.

"Whenever you love somebody, there’s usually a list. “I love you because of ___.” Your voice. Your hair. Your confidence. The way you crinkle your nose when you laugh. How you change your mind a hundred times at the drive-thru. How you bend down to a child to speak to them at eye level. How you look in a mean dress.

But at the bottom of this long list, God always adds one more. He says, “I love you just-because.” No specific reason, not based on externals, and not even based on anything we say or do. It just is. Because we all get old and gray. We all change over a lifetime. The reasons that others love us never stay the same, because we are a people in progress shaped by the edges of time. God loves us when our souls turn ugly, when we are cowardly and crass, when we fail and stumble, when we lose patience at the drive-thru and set a poor example for children. He loves us when the dress stops fitting. He loves us when those who’ve seen our underbelly silently walk away. Our God is the God who stays when everyone else leaves.

And when our voice fades, when our hair is gone, when we can hardly laugh without pain: God loves us just because. He can’t help it. This is who He is, regardless of who we are, because His love does not reside in a list. His love is free. It is reckless. It is forever."
J.S.  (via jspark3000)

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#noshame

#noshame

Every Time I See Someone Active Online
  • Me: Wow.
  • Me: You have a lot of free time.

Sherlock AU -  Mr and Mrs Smith

- See, we’ve been married for five years.
- Six.
- Five, six years.

(Source: adleration, via snogboxez)

Media Monitor No. 3

The point of publishing news stories is to inform the masses. Information does not only come from a single source. Information must be gathered from multiple sources in order to present a holistic understanding of the news. This guiding principle is particularly important when discussing issues like the traffic gridlock that happened along the southbound lane of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) last September 5.

This issue concerns not only the MMDA or any other traffic authority but the masses, as well. Transportation affects everyone. The government, commuters and drivers all have a say in this which is why I appreciate what the Philippine Daily Inquirer has done in their article, “Metro traffic blame game goes on”.

They made sure to present the news in diversity and magnitude by mentioning not only what the traffic authorities had to say but by also airing the opinion of common citizens. Through social media, they were able to present how inconvenienced the people were by the traffic. By doing so, they added depth to the story and were able to show the public what effect the issue had on them. It was not only a report on who was to blame for the issue but also a presentation of the extent of the effects of the issue.

ohgodbenny:

Benedict Cumberbatch accepts his GQ award 2014

GO HOME YOU’RE DRUNK 

my life right now. 
except emails mean unanswered coursework.

my life right now.
except emails mean unanswered coursework.

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dreamerskeepwriting:

Repost: because I’m an idiot and somehow deleted the original post. 

Just. Awwwwwww.

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