Saturday, April 13, 2013

UP Diliman is not UP Diliman-EPP.

Okay call me condescending or judgmental or any other evil thing but there's a part of me that's irked whenever I see banners congratulating people for graduating from UP Diliman or facebook pages that declare someone's school as UP Diliman when I know for a fact that they went to UP Clark and have never even spent one semester at Diliman.

I mean, dude. The American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and the American Chamber of Commerce are related but they're not the same. Was Rob Sears ever introduced as Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce? No, he was always introduced as Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines. NBA D-league is related to NBA, but it's not NBA. Are NBA D-league games advertised as NBA games? No. NBA D-League games are advertised as NBA D-League games, and you can sue off Mark Cuban's ass if he sold NBA D-League game tickets as NBA game tickets.

In the same way, UP Diliman Extension Program in Pampanga is not UP Diliman. So I don't know why you have to omit the three freakin letters 'EPP' if you want to use 'UP Diliman' instead of UP Clark.

Because the fact is, anyone who did not go to whatever school is in discussion has no business claiming that they're from that school. Like, I did not go to UP Manila, I did not go to Lele Magtindang Babi Univeristy and I did not go to Stanford so I have no business declaring that I am affiliated with UPM or LMBU or Stanford. You did not go to UP Diliman so you have no business saying that you studied in UP Diliman. It's that simple.

And honestly, I'm so sorry but a banner or a facebook page stating that you're from UP Diliman does not make you a UP Diliman student. Whatever merit you think you're getting by declaring yourself a UP Diliman student, I'm telling you, you're not getting it at all. Please. The only person you're duping is yourself.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Oh go fuck yourself.

Because honestly I don't understand why I'm getting flak for something that I should have complete creative control over as a writer. Because after twelve years of writing for other people I've reached that point in my life where I choose to write for myself first and foremost. You can hop in and enjoy the ride if you want to or get the hell out if you don't.

This is the most ambitious thing I've ever written. It's supposed to be dark, it's supposed to be esoteric, it's supposed to test my limits. And that's exactly what it's doing. I'm happy with the final result and no amount of whining from other people will make me change what I wrote.

So gahd stop saying that you're not pleased or it's graphic or it's horrific or it's disturbing or I'm cruel and insensitive or 'please change how it ends' because I don't care what you think.

And lol at everyone who said that what happened 'isn't meant to be part of this at all'. Fuck you, who the heck are you to know what's 'meant' to be part of it or not? Do you write it? No you don't, because I do.

Ranting about Pinky stuff in my personal blog so that I get to say this while the people who read Pinky never get to read this. Sorry to my personal friends who get to read this. :P

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