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Friday, January 16, 2009

Sorry, Your Rantings Drowned

I won't be linking him here. He's stalking me. 
I like him as a friend, but for some reason, 
he simply doesn't have the capacity to accept and the powers to comprehend.

Yes, my friend. I was so busy the past few days with my projects, and I simply doesn't have the luxury of time to entertain your cheap shots and losers wail. I was raised by my goodly parents to love my fellow men, and to be kind, and was taught to understand and accept others differences.

I won't quote what you said, what you emailed and posted. 
Your rantings and wailings, your running around wild like you been robbed are drowned by the many positive comments by those who are optimistic, and supportive to our cause.

Mrs. Thoughtskoto  asked me to break my silence regarding this and clarify the matter. Let me just keep it straight. I am not mad at you and your cohorts. This is democracy. Everybody is free, except here in Saudi, haha! :)


"THE JUDGES"

Please do not degrade the judges of our choosing. Their sacrifices and volunteer effort in judging is stressful, and yet without expecting anything in return they did what they were asked to do -to visit one by one the more than 20 nominees and read and judge the content of their blog. You can question the result, but never ever demean people. Everybody who participated in the contest should understand and respect the uniqueness of each blog. There will always be differences between bloggers and blogs. It doesn't mean that because you didn't land on the top 10, your blog is of lesser worth than the others. Every blog is unique, every blog has a strong point, some stronger than the others. Mrs. Thoughtskoto helped collate and finalize the ratings and commented how some missed it merely by points. 

"NOT REALLY KNOWN BLOG"

I can accept that. We are really nothing in the blogosphere. We are just simple and quiet people, doing what we think is best and will cause happiness, writing what we think will inspire others, swimming in the oceans of  almost 20 million blogs. Our data's and metrics are nothing compared to you, but we didn't blog because we wanted to be rich, famous or gain glory. The adulation of the crowd will someday fade away when the fire is no more fanned by excitements and inspirations. But we are here to develop and build friendships, not make enemies. 

"VERY RELIGIOUS BLOG"

I will take that as a compliment. Thank you. 
I hope it is not true that my visitors are offended because of the religious theme and aggregators I posted in my sidebars. For the last couple of years I posted inspirational themes and messages. Never have I imposed my faith and belief to somebody, most especially in the net. I always subscribe to the belief that we are all free to worship and believe according to the dictates of our own conscience and let others do the same. 

But I ask for civility and tolerance.
You can laugh at my grammars, and my postings but
NEVER EVER DEMEAN MY FAMILY AND MY PERSONAL BELIEF especially my religion.

Whatever you say or do, reflects the kind of person you are. Demeaning other people's most sacred and deeply held association, values and beliefs show the poor if not the lack of judgement on your side. Sorry to say that. Prove me it's wrong.

Sorry your rantings drowned. See the link below of some of the many people who commented about the blog awards.


"Congratulations to the winners of the Best Blogs in 2008 by OFW or Expat..." - Ellen Tordesillas, 

 "The 2008 Top 10 Filipino Expats and OFW Bloggers, Congratulations po!!!" - Iva Borja, TheFilipinoWeb, 

 Congrats! Pinoy Expats/OFW Blogger - Mabuhay!." - Everlito Villacruz, 

 "This is the Top Pinoy Expat’s blog for 2008! … To the people behind this, my readers, please accept a huge though humble ‘thank you’ from yours truly." - Jim Paredes, 

 Congrats for such endeavor. To the judges, more power to you! To the nominees - you are all winners" - Lionel Gonzaga, 

 "Thank You, Shok’ran and Maraming Salamat! I would like to give my deepest appreciation to the organizers and judges of the recently concluded Top 10 Pinoy Expats Blog Award..." Mr. Blogusvox, 

 "I got an award!!! This blog has been judged as one of ‘The Top 10 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog of the Year‘!" Mimi, Sleepless in KL, 

 “2008 Pinoy Expats Blog Award...malugod ko'ng inihahandog ang listahan ng mga nagwagi..." Arvin Bautista, 

 "Thank you very much to all the people behind this PINOY EXPATS/OFW Blog Awards! Mabuhay tayong lahat!" - Nalen Aguilar, 

 “Pedestrian Observer GB on The Top 10 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog of the Year 2008!” – Pj, POGB, 

 "Top 10 Filipino Expats and OFW Bloggers of 2008 announced" - Sophia Lucero, Wordpress, Philippines, 

 "Akalain mo nga naman dibah...mapapasama pa ako sa Top 10 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog of the Year '08" -Enemelyn, Dubai, 

 "Sweetest Blogging Award, This blog placed No. 9! ...how pleasantly surprised and humbled I was!" -Josiet Castaneda, 

 "...gusto ko pong pasalamatan ang lahat ng bumoto sa akin sa nakaraang contest ng Top 10 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog of the Year 2008" - Gigi M. Refugia


©2008 THOUGHTSKOTO

12 comments:

RJ said...

Kung sa mga contests pa na ginagawa sa stage, habang binabasa ang criteria for judging sa huli sasabihin ng mga M.C.'s na, "...and the decision of the board of judges is final!"

It is better for us to respect and accept the result.

To somebody referred here, huwag po kayong magalit sa akin, ayos lang po 'yan kung hindi kayo nakasali sa top 10. Marami pa naman sigurong awards na ipamimigay rito sa blogosphere. Naramdaman niyo sigurong nasa ibaba talaga siguro kayo ngayon dahil sa naging resulta. The winner takes it all daw kasi, di ba? Pero sabi nga ni Thalia sa kanyang TV soap operang Rosalinda, "Mas maganda pa nga kung tayo'y nasa ibaba dahil marami pa tayong pagkakataong umangat! Pero kung nandu'n na tayo sa itaas, wala nang ibang pwedeng mangyari kundi ang mahulog o bumaba..."

Mr. Thoughtskoto said...

"Mas maganda pa nga kung tayo'y nasa ibaba dahil marami pa tayong pagkakataong umangat! Pero kung nandu'n na tayo sa itaas, wala nang ibang pwedeng mangyari kundi ang mahulog o bumaba..."

Rj, I like your quote above.

Thanks for dropping by Mr. Vet. I appreciate it. I believe in every one goodness, no matter how twisted their thoughts and perception, there is goodness to people. I am hoping people will find that goodness inside them.

(teka, mukhang preachy...hehe) anyway, salamat ulit sa pagbisita.

mightydacz said...

yumma! yumma! yumma?min mai sadik?fih mushkila?

wow grabeeh na ito wika nga ni ruffa mae IBANG LEVEL NA ITO!!!ganyan talaga ang life minsan may mga tao mahirap unawain at magpaunawa higit sa lahat dapat tayo ay marunong magpakumbaba.

congratz po sa lahat.MABUHAY ka tots.

dito kami para sumoporta.

Mr. Thoughtskoto said...

dacz almighty, salamat sa suporta.

Kung kay RJ si Thalia, ikaw naman si Ruffa. Sana may magquote namn galing kay Ai Ai. haha!

Pero honestly salamat po.

BlogusVox said...

Some people just can't accept defeat, especially if they think highly of themselves. It is sad humlity is forgotten when past successes were achieved. Lossing teaches us that we can't have it all. That there will always be people better than us. We must be humble enough to accept its reality. Sad to say, the lesson was lost on this one.

caryn said...

Hey Kenji! From the bottom of all our hearts, thanks, thanks for organizing this contest ;-) it was fun because i really wasn't expecting anything. hehehe. but most of all. i liked how i was able to discover other blogs through this; this was more than receiving an award, it was about building relationships that i hope will last ;-) arigatou gozaimasu!

Mr. Thoughtskoto said...

Blogs,

Salamat sa pagbisita. Medyo sikat na rin ako kagaya mo ngayon, nagiging controversial.

I spend 30 minutes nagkwento sa wife ko ng story mo with RE paano nagsimula ang gusot kasi nabasa niya sa blog mo... haha

Ngayon, ako naman pala. Pero Okay lang yan. di ito kagaya mo, mas hot issue ung nangyari sau.

Salamat pa rin.

Mr. Thoughtskoto said...

hey caryn,

Salamat sa pagblog ha about the contest! Yes, you deserve the win!

Congrats, happy new year, happy birthday, and regards din kay Jules. hahaha

Salamat sa pagvisit! See u this year sa nomination?

iva said...

aba, may ganito pala? bakit what happened? anyway, kung anuman, let's all move on...

kudos sa lahat ng judge na nag-effort para sa awards na ito. and andaming nominees, for sure, nahirapan sila magbasa ng mga entries. di biro yun..

sa lahat ng mga nanominate, congrats.. sa dinamidami ng expat blogs, nakasama po kayo..

and sa lahat ng nagwagi, congrats din...

natutuwa ako sa contest na ito kaya nakitulong kame kahit sa promotion man lang..

again, congrats sa lahat. :)

Mr. Thoughtskoto said...

Sikat na din kami. hehehe, may controversy.


Salamat Iva, sa support mo. Sana this year ulit ha. Maraming salamat ulit.

rhapsody said...

ooopps. just saw this link today! m quite surprise that it became a big issue.

i can give the person my spot to end the rantings... whatchathink? ;)

Mr. Thoughtskoto said...

haha, thanks a lot
ms. rhapsody pero di sia deserving more than you...sorry na lang sa kanya kasi di sia napili ng judges.