This tweet made my day


Oh, yes it did.
As I was checking out 140-character messages of several popular individuals on—where else?—Twitter, I was surprised to find out that a former co-worker took to the microblogging platform to express what he felt. Continue reading

Poem: Bring Me the Head of Tim Yap Superstar Columnist!

Yup, he's the guy.

Below is a poem by award-winning poet, fellow tippler, and literary felon Amado Bajarias Jr. which he wrote a few years back. Just find it fitting to post and share it after Yap, a self-proclaimed eventologist mistakenly identified an Inquirer reporter for winning the P741 million ($16.5 million) jackpot. This was reposted previously in [See:, Amado Bajarias Jr., Reporter fears for life after Tim Yap tweet]

infecting the feckless
with their mi-droga tu-droga
faux naif venom
Manolo Blahnik et Prada et Miu-Mui
as Weltanschaung chi-chi

these post-Weltschmerz,
post-kitsch, post-irony,
post-cynicism, post-posturing,
post-superficiality, post-hype
post-hubris, post-epater les bourgeois
Nosferatu kindred
with their Roppongi pallor
cultivated in the ciggie-smoke
of buy-this-and-buy-that

I need to see them tortured, squealing
like abattoir pigs

My God Marcos was right
to ban them society pages
with their pasty-white
flash-bulb denizens
each another
fawning fake-smiles for photo ops
in the Grand Guignol style

I need to see them
faute de mieux disembowelled
on a rotating spit

Marcos was right to shut them down
a pity he stopped short
of giving them a coup de grace
to their oh-so-chic
beaucoup heads

How to post private notes to Evernote using Twitter and your cellphone

These instructions are for those who already have Twitter and Evernote accounts and use their mobile phones for Twitter updates. Some additional but nevertheless superfluous instructions have been provided just in case.

1) Upon opening your Twitter account, follow @myEN, which is the Twitter account of Evernote.

2) @myEN will then send you a direct message on your Twitter account containing a link.

3) After clicking on the link, you will be brought to your Evernote account, which in turn, will ask you to link both your Evernote and Twitter accounts.

4) After clicking on the link accounts button, you can now save both public and private tweets on your Evernote account.

5) Here’s the fun part. Since you can update your Twitter status through your phone, you can save notes to Evernote using Twitter.*

6) To save a public tweet on your Evernote account, just type @myEN every time you update your Twitter status.

7) To save a private tweet on your Evernote account, just type d @myEN before your notes and it will immediately come up on your Evernote account.

The usual disclaimers apply. If you encounter any mistakes in this set of instructions, please do not hesitate to post a comment below. You can also send me an email at j at jackthescribbler dot com or a direct message via Twitter at scribblerjack.

*Twitter users in the Philippines should follow @tweetitow and/or visit for more information about enabling their phone to send tweets to their accounts through text messaging. As of this posting, the service is free but the text messages are not.

Sabado nights: a story in eight tweets

Half an hour past midnight finds self-proclaimed protagonist in his self-proclaimed Bat Cave, confident that victuals will last the weekend

Unfortunately, certain cold beverages do not fall under the category of victuals, which explains why he remains awake at this unearthly hour

And so, he continues to Tweet, formulating thoughts into 140 character configurations while warding off the threats posed by sheer thirst.

While Tweeting, he discovers that Oprah Winfrey will end her show in September 2011 — a development best appreciated while nursing a beer.

To thwart outbreak of beverage crisis, self-proclaimed protagonist takes a quick shower, hoping cold water will get mind off beer. Bad move.

The failed strategy is further complicated by tweet from @Kid_Kilatis who mentions Frank Sinatra, bringing images of bars, saloons, women

Situation getting out of hand, protagonist mutters to himself, left hand clutching neck. Will tomorrow night be any different than this one?

Drastic plan change proposed. Instead of spending whole weekend indoors, protagonist promises to leave apartment and purchase more supplies.

Story now ends as protagonist moves on to other plans, including updating his Facebook status as he looks forward to tomorrow night’s beer.

(Certain punctuation regulations were relaxed to comply with Twitter’s 140 character limitation. Some entries didn’t have periods, for instance. Similar attempts in the future will absolutely do away with these oversights. Cropped photo on the top right was taken during the September 2009 launch of San Miguel Brewery Inc.’s Oktoberfest, which was attended by, among others, the Oktobabes, a group of lovely Brazilian women.)