The berniej Korni-kels

The daily humdrums of my life, korni-kelled because I have nothing else to do.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

eBooks Galore!

I have started a new blog and it has been my passion for the past few weeks now. Visit eBookster for more details.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Is it time to blog again?

I was an avid blogger but somehow, I got a bit tired of writing on my blog. I stopped blogging at about the same time I stopped writing for Mobile Philippines(m|ph). I probably got tired of it because of the demands of my job. I used to be able to sneak some online and/or offline writings during office hours but as more and more tasks are assigned to me, I find less and less time to write.

This is supposed to be a good thing because I am more productive in my day-job but one thing that has noticeably suffered is that my writing mojo may have started to run out :(

Another reason I stopped blogging and writing for the magazine is that I am only trying to prevent any accidental "leakage" of things I do at work. I am now an Information Security Manager, a far cry from my previous gig as a Tech Support Specialist. As an information security practicitioner, have to be careful with what I disclose on whatever media I use.

Should those things stop me from blogging?

I guess I'm the only one who can answer that...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Are Bloggers Ruining the 'Net?

When I first started blogging, I did it as an experiment, a way to practice my writing skills (because back then I was still quite active at moonlighting as a writer in a local magazine) and to broadcast what I feel to the whole cyberspace. I got to know like-minded people and I loved trolling around blogs, looking for interesting things to read.

But lately I slowly realized that a lot of local "bloggers" (emphasis on the quotes) have become advertorial avenues for stores, restaurants, etc. Case in point: a local telco has launched a new service that will associate a "landline" number to an existing cellphone account. When I googled this service, the first 10 search hits were blogs that "announces" the service and the contents of those announcements are mostly the same -- probably copied word-for-word from the telco's press release. I ended up just calling the telco's call center to get the information I want.

There are still some blogs that are worth reading like MarketManila, Lifehacker, etc. but it seems like the list is becoming shorter and shorter as days go by. I have other rants on how these so-called "bloggers" are ruining cyberspace. I'll probably post it when another wave of inspiration hits me.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008


Today, I'm marking another milestone in my life... effective midnight last night, I officially entered the big four-0h(my goodness!). I may not look it (I wish! and this is subject to a looong debate), but I surely don't feel like it!

I am not expecting anything big today but still, I'm thankful for what I have...
  • A nice little family -- a wife that I love (and who loves me back) and a terrific kid that I hope to bring up to be a better man than I am
  • A good job -- something I didn't really study for but something I really love doing
  • A small but relevant circle of friends, all of whom I am proud to consider as friends.
  • A chance to have some of my writings published
  • A relatively comfortable life...
So what more can I ask for?

Thursday, June 26, 2008

So This is What Would Have Happened...

if I married my ex-girlfried, former model and actress Cameron Diaz (hehehehe...). Too bad for her, I chose to marry the love of my life and we are blessed with a wonderful kid who is far cuter and smarter than the one shown above :)