Archive for February, 2008

Time To Let The Cat Out of The Bag

Posted: February 29, 2008 in Uncategorized

In as much as the Philippines is having all this brouhaha over who’s telling the truth & who’s not, I see that in YA Philippines, we should do the same thing.

And because we all want others to spill the beans so to speak, so the truth may come out, maybe it’s high time that all Yappers let the cat out of our own bags too.

Okay, I have always wanted to ask this within YAP but I know it will probably last no more than a couple of hours before it is taken out.

And now that we have somewhere else to ask intriguing YAP Qs, I will proceed.

The Qs are as follows:

As a Regular YAPPER, Will You Share Your List For The Following:

1. Yappers that are your friends prior to joining YAP

2. Yappers you have met face-to-face since joining YAP.

3. Yappers that became your friends & communicate with in a more or less regular basis after joining YAP.

4. Yappers that became your acquiantance or Yappers that you exchange messages with after joining YAP.

5. Yappers that you have grown to admire for one reason or another & why.

6. Yappers that you have grown to loathe & why.

7. Yappers that you know for sure have done you wrong & what they have done to you. (And maybe want to let other Yappers be wary of).

I know for some it might a short list, even a blank list for most, but I also undestand that for a few seasoned Yappers theirs would be a long list if not a detailed list.

And I am pretty sure that if only they would share this list, everyone will be able to get a glimpse at what’s what or who’s who in YAP — as in who are those we can trust & who are those that we should just IGNORE. As this has been a prevailing question that I have been receiving from the silent YAP majority.

And also to those that have been following these forum for a while, we have gotten really great advise on HOW TO DEAL WITH CERTAIN YAPPERs, and that is to IGNORE, IGNORE & IGNORE ALL their questions & responses.

BUT still the Question is WHO are we to IGNORE?

ADDED: If you wish to add a list of all the names you have used in YAP, you can add that in too, I have previously asked that Q in YAP & of course, it was reported & deleted.

I had just tallied the results from that YAP Question / Survey I asked a couple of days ago.

The Q was: Why Do You YAP?

And the Choices were:

A. I Have Questions That I Know Can Be Answered in YA Philippines.
B. I Know The Answers To The Questions Normally Posted in YA Philippines & I Want To Share Them.
C. I Am A Filipino & I Love YA Philippines.
D. I Love The Philippines.
E. I Am Addicted To YA Philippines.
F. I Have My Own Selfish Reasons & I Do Not Want To Share Them.
G. I Have Other Reasons & they are _______________

And the overwhelming answer was C:

–> Meaning most Yappers are Filipinos/Filipinas & they love YA Philippines

Coming in second was G: (or others)

–> These were obviously other reasons not on the list but generally common reasons as well.

Third was D:

–> Yappers love the Philippines

& a Close Fourth was E:

–> Yappers are YAP Addicts

There you go the verdict is out, at least for the early birds who responded.

Other stats are as follows: there were 20 respondents, 8 people had multiple reasons, 7 TC holders among them & 3 Yappers found it interesting.

So as we can see, most Yappers are inherently the same, most have that love affair with YA Philippines & love the Philippines in general & because of these, they have grown to be YAP Addicts.

And it is not that difficult to see how passionate Yappers can be towards Yapping.

So the question is IF WE REALLY LOVE YAP, IF WE REALLY LOVE THE PHILIPPINES, can we all join hands & help make YAP a fun, free & safe environment for decent Yappers.

And in decent I mean, CAN WE…

1. watch our manners.

2. watch our language.

3. look out for one another.

4. report only those that are blatant, malicious & obvious violators.

5. & can we open the lines of communications among all Yappers & if we cannot be open within YAP, we can at least BE OPEN within this forum.

So Who’s in?

Here again is the link to the Survey Q, it is still Open: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AqlnvaQrdd1G2H5yq2nBFFPsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080226134542AAHtTvv

YAP A Circus???

Posted: February 27, 2008 in Uncategorized

Somebody started an innocent question, stating that YAP is a circus. And it has a bus load of answers.

But then somebody asked a not so innocent follow-up question, but I saw that there was only one answerer who was brave enough to say something.

The question was:

If YAP is a circus as previously stated, how many ringmasters do you think there are? And what do you base your assumption on
A 1
B 2
C 3
D 4
E 5
F 6
G More than
No names please.

And here is my response, before somebody reports it.

I understand that this is a touchy subject & that normal Yappers may be slightly afraid to give their 2 cents worth, but here is mine.

Judging from the fact that most YAPPERs are Filipinos, I would say there are many ringmasters, so 1,2 or 3 should be too small a number.

But to guess a number beyond that would just be a guess.

And so my guess is maybe letter G, more than 6.

I may need to explain this guess & so here goes.

I have been so naive about all this circus stuff & that it took me a long while before I even understand that there are ringmasters. And even today, I can say that there is still a lot that I am just beginning to understand & pieces of the YAP puzzle that I am just beginning to put into place.

I for one, have been regarded as an outsider ever since I started over here. Some people tell me that they think I am a troll or a ringmaster myself. But I do not blame them, its probably just human nature.

I was a newbie when everybody was ganging up on a person named Well, & that, up until recently, I did not really fully understand. Well, he did have a big mouth sometimes. But unknowingly I also did found myself annoyed at this Well person, without really knowing all the reasons why, so as a YAP newbie I was being led myself.

And that to me is where I am basing my assumption, that there is a tightly group of Yappers that gang up on anybody who has a loud mouth & that talks too much, & help create certain perceptions to be real.

And so now I understand why, look at how long this answer is, & I would probably be taking a whipping.

But after having said all this, I understand that no one can change the minds & the perceptions of anyone else, & so because I am being targeted already I gather that I have nothing to lose. And so I decided to open up a YAP Forum in my 360 Blog & I will just put the rest of my answer in there, because I know, I talk too much.

And now I posted this question over here, so YAPPERs can post their answer without fear.

By the way, Well did give out a lot of nasty responses & that he is partly to blame on all the backlash that he got & most he do deserve. But creating a certain perception about somebody in YAP need a great deal of concerted effort from a tightly group of individuals & this to me is what ringleaders do. And then all the unsuspecting spectators are led into the act & have the same perception themselves.

And of course I do get a lot of messages from Yappers who say that they heard other Yappers say that I am a troll myself. Thus spreading a perception about me. But what I can say to all that is “hey, I am here, they can ask me, or they can message me anytime”.

Anyway, I also invite the real Well to come out & come over here & post his comments, I know he has a lot to say about this issue. And as always stalkers are always welcome.

The link to the Q is as follows: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AhqlnZ8tzdSLYI.R.nzICFkS7RR.;_ylv=3?qid=20080226230948AATFITW

Why Do You YAP? A YAP Survey

Posted: February 26, 2008 in Uncategorized

I Just Asked This Q in YA Philippines, but in case it is reported again & deleted, here it is in this SAFE FORUM.

Why Do You YAP?

A. I Have Questions That I Know Can Be Answered in YA Philippines.

B. I Know The Answers To The Questions Normally Posted in YA Philippines & I Want To Share Them.

C. I Am A Filipino & I Love YA Philippines.

D. I Love The Philippines.

E. I Am Addicted To YA Philippines.

F. I Have My Own Selfish Reasons & I Do Not Want To Share Them.

G. I Have Other Reasons & they are _______________

Here’s the link to the YAP Q: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AsGygob3eRl8ZlHuqS2JYeTsy6IX;_yl…

Finally there are YAPPERs coming in to this YAP Blog and giving their opinions.

Finally the once sleeping & oftentimes scared to attract attention, scared to be singled out & scared to be attacked ordinary YAPPER have awaken & found their voice.

You may not see them all yet on this blog, but believe me, my messages are full with comments from regular yappers just like you & me, who wants change, & change for the better.

Comments from yappers who just want to YAP in peace.

Of course I am not saying NOT to report blatant violations, I do that too, but only for those people who use really offensive words & those that malign & ridicule other people. Those I cannot accept, & one other thing I do not condone, for there are a few people who post YAP questions which are nothing more than MAIL-ORDER BRIDE ADS. Those are ridiculous, these & others like them are the only ones, that I believe, should be reported by all sensible YAPPERS. But stalking ordinary YAPPERS is just ridiculous.

Okay, again I will ask all those sensible Average Joe Yappers & Average Jane’s of course, who have sent me messages, who want to participate in these YAP discussions but want to remain anonymous, please create a new account, create a new Yahoo 360 page & so you can post your opinions in THIS SAFE FORUM.

YAP has become a very unsafe place to say anything that will stir a buzz.

Many people said in their messsages that they suspect me of being a troll.

My answer to that is I AM NOT.

I started as a visitor in YAP about a year ago & I sneeked in a few more times but in time, I grew to love being there.

And after I was suspended I tried NOT to come back, but I never thought it would be so hard.

But the thing is I WANT TO YAP IN PEACE!

I am not a troll, I am just a sensible person who wants to enjoy YAP.

I know that I am being attacked already on the assumption that I am troll.

And I know that there are many others out there in the YAP World that are like me, attacked for no apparent reason.

So I encourage you all to speak up, especially those that have send me messages, because you have really good ideas to share.

As I have said, just open another email & 360 page to participate in this YAP Blog anonymously, so nobody even I, would know who you really are.

And again to all stalkers & paparazzis you are very welcome to air your side in here.

God bless!

I am inviting all YAPPERs to introduce themselves by commenting to this blog post & I will start the ball rolling by putting down some information about myself.

To those that wish to be anonymous they can open a new Yahoo account & a new 360 Page & use that to click on the Comments link below.

So, okay to start the ball rolling.

I am Japs, yes real people call me by that name.

I will not give out my entire name but I will say that I am a Filipino, well used to be one, now I’m an Amboy.

I am now currently based in LA, California, go LAKERS.

I love basketball as well as many other sports. I was also involved in the Martial Arts for about 3-4 years & would love to go back to the gym, except for the fact that I got an injury, two injuries actually, during the old days of real sparring, yes back in the day. I can still do Taebo or kickboxing but only with a punching bag.

I love food. I love Filipino food but I also adore Japanese, Thai, Italian, Greek, Mediterrean, Middle-East Asian, Indian, and almost any type of food I will try at least once.

I am in my late 30s. I used to reside in the Philippines and have travelled to many parts of the islands. I basically grew up in Metro Manila & in the surrounding provinces. You can take me anywhere in Metro Manila & its nearby provinces & I can get my way around & not get lost. Well not anymore. Because now I go around the streets of LA.

I graduated from a University in Manila, I opened up a business of my own almost right after college & have been in & out of business for about 12-13 years now.

I am a Jack of all trades sort of guy & I can easily adapt to any environment or situation. But I have to add that I am not a Master of any trade. I am in the process of starting a business over here in America and I have been in YAP since the middle of last year, 2007.

I love YAP & would want to see it be a showcase of the great qualities of the Filipino people & their unique potential for greatness. I also would want to see YAP be a safe forum for potential visitors to the country to ask questions about anything & everything about travelling to the Philippines.

I YAP because I believe in the Philippines & would want to go home but because of certain circumstances I cannot just yet, but I will. And I haven’t been back home in years & some days YAPPING can be the only remedy to my homesickness. And besides giving out answers in YAP feels good in the inside as well.

Okay, that’s me in a nutshell. So any visitor to this page, can send me a message or email me any more question if they want to know more. And in case you want to add me as a friend, you can do so at this link: http://360.yahoo.com/profile-sN80JK47erZb5BZ.rjk-?cq=1

[Actually I can now accept friends here now too. I’m guessing they have fixed that bug, so you can add me if you want, thanks.]

So again I am inviting all YAPPERs to come out & tell a little more about yourself in here.

I am not trying to hide anything from you guys, so I am coming up with my info.

Will you give yours next?

Thank you.

Just as I was beginning to believe that I can find a way to we get a glimpse into the intricate mind of a stalker, well in this case, a paparazzi… and then something so predictable happens.

For indeed, whoever has been reporting all & I mean all of my questions, is definitely and certifiably a paparazzi, I am nobody in YAP, I am not even a YAP Top Gun for Pete’s sake. And all I need to know is why?

Why? Why? Why? Delilah?

It is just sad.

Well, anyway this forum is still open to all and any type of stalker and to each and every paparazzi who patrol the streets of YAP–especially to those who, day in & day, check out each & every question & each & every answer.

This safe forum is also open to those who would not thumb up (TU) what would normally be excellent answers. And lastly this is also open to those who without batting an eyelash would thumb down (TD) any answer without any apparent logical reason.

Well, at least to my simple mind I do not know the reason, but to the mind of a complex stalker, the reasons are obvious and various.

And so again, today I am making my plea for all concerned stalkers to please respond to these blog postings & tell their side of the story. Everybody else is waiting to hear from the heart, soul & mind of a stalker, if not a paparazzi.

And this is really a safe forum for any stalker would definitely know that they can easily open a new yahoo account & thus create a new Yahoo 360 account.

So there is no reason for any stalker not to do so today.

So why not do it today, start one & then come back to this Yahoo 360 Page & to these blogs which I have time & time again said, is meant to be a open forum for all Yappers, even to those that wishes to stay anonymous.

So everybody’s waiting… right here.

“At puede rin tayong magtagalog dito mga kabayan, walang guidelines guidelines dito mga pare at mare.

Ang hindi lang puede ay mga bastos na mga salita, puede rin, kaso mag hunos-dili naman tayo mga kapatid.

Kaya’t sali na!”