Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pictures, Vlogs and more! :)

Day 4: Social Reconstruction of
Filipina Image Online
Reshaping the image of Filipinas online are "Sexy Mom" and the "Mother of Digital Philippines"

Meet a whole bunch of Filipinas
who will promote the same cause!

more stories soon! :)

Friendship Video Blog!

Today is the fifth and final day of our Women and ICT training. Maybe for some of us, this training became a temporary relief from the rigorous work we do in our office. I will definitely miss the kind smiles, shared laughter, yummy food (oh, do I have to mention the most yummy part??! ;) internet surfing & blog galore, and the warm camaraderie shared by the group :)

I want to thank everyone for sharing your time, skills, friendship and smiles :) I hope that our last day in this training is not the end - but the start of a beautiful partnership towards a common goal of uplifting the lives of marginalized women- especially among the poorest of the poor.

I made this MTV rush so I wasnt able to render the music well. There was a little turbulent part in the beginning but it smoothen out till the end ;) The music is from Kamikazee who did an Apo Hiking song remake of "Do Bi Doo." I still need to rehash this video but if you want to have a copy, feel free to drop me a line ;-)

This is my 'best effort' send off gift to everyone, I hope you enjoy it! :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Nose bleeds!

under construction! coming soon! :)

Monday, May 19, 2008

An Unexpected Pregnancy

For years, my friends have always wondered why I don't do blogging.

I have to admit that I do have a snob attitude about it. I think that there are already too many bloggers so why would I care to join the bandwagon?

But deep in my heart, I knew I always like to start one :)

Getting into a week long training on "Women Empowerment in the Age of ICT" where we have to produce our own blog seems to be a perfect excuse for my long overdue blogging experience.

Our first day of training isn't over yet I am here having my unexpected pregnancy for my blog baby- Matang Laya.

I have always been idealistic about contributing towards a caring society. For more than 10 years, I tried to dedicate a life which brings me nearer to that goal. I hope that this blog can translate various learning and unlearning experiences that I gained from the past.

As a former media practitioner currently engage in social development work, it important to study and understand the potential risks and gains of various ICT tools. This will help in building an alternative media that will also represent the marginalized sectors meaning for cultural identity, ideology, social and political interaction.

Through this training, I expect to gain more practical knowledge and tools that can be used in creating opportunities for empowerment and social transformation among marginalized communities which include women as priority sector.

I also hope to explore potential networks that can partner with our unit - Research and Extension for Development Office's (REDO) similar endeavor in pursuing a common goal in creating a better society

To my classmates, I give a blog toast to our collective efforts and shared gains!