The 9th Soul

Pro Duterte Surveys Are Paid By Your Taxes

Posted in politics by Fated Blue on April 8, 2021

Don’t believe every survey that says the admin has earned a high approval rating.

The recent one by Publicus Asia was so sus, I had to look the entire company up. It didn’t take me 5 minutes to find out the owner, Ma. Lourdes Tiquia, is a DDS who has defended each of the president’s actions and speeches c/o Manila Times. It should also be noted that The Manila Times is, at the very least, anti-Yellow with many of their authors vouching for Marcos and Duterte. She was once Binay’s PR aide, but switched coats when PRRD won in 2016.

Lourdes established Publicus as a “survey firm” but really, it’s just a PR company for Duterte. Their surveys were probably scripted at the very least, asking only those who are loyal if they asked anyone at all. So yeah, don’t let the surveys make you think who the real governing parties are.

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Opinion: (Pro) Duterte’s 2022 campaign

Posted in politics, Random, Special posts by Fated Blue on February 10, 2020

I’ve been keeping tabs on local news pages, as well groups with political themes and topics. There are still many supporters, but the promise of another pro Duterte presidency grows weaker everyday.

Local news channel TV5 has always been in full support of the admin since the elections, yet it’s slowly changed sides after Ferdinand Marcos was buried as a hero. Now, the news page has become as anti as it could be.

Even their usual pro Duterte followers have shown signs of dissent. Their daily news about what the president says or does are no longer dominated with hearts and smiling faces, but of anger and tears.

TV5 still hates Leni, though, so you can applaud their consistency at least.

There have also been a steady rise of anti-admin pages lately, or perhaps I’m only exposed to them because my friends are mostly anti (or become one).

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Oscars 2016: Too Much Race Talk But At Least Leo Won!

Posted in entertainment, politics, weather by Fated Blue on February 29, 2016

I don’t really watch stuff like this since I’m not much of  a movie person myself but I do like to keep tabs on select actors and actresses and this year we all knew it was Leo’s time to shine. Here are my two huge cents on the this year’s Academy awards.

The Good

I’m really happy for Leo bagging his first Oscar ever and his really awesome speech on raising environmental awareness.

Like, how can you not want to plant trees after that speech?


Book Review: Generation A By Douglas Coupland

Posted in entertainment, politics by Fated Blue on October 12, 2014

I picked this book from a bargain sale a few weeks back. The synopsis intrigued me and I figured even if the book was bad, at least I got it for like 80% off. I mean, I’ve had my share of bad books but they weren’t all totally a waste of money since I then knew that those types of books don’t appeal to me.

The book isn’t too long as it barely had 300 pages and the writing style wasn’t so slow for a typical novel. The chapters were pretty short and most of them would definitely have you be interested as to what the whole problem with the story was about. It focused on the narrative point of view of five people which says something of how the author has managed to make them be individuals despite having them come out of the same head.


Battle For The Net

Posted in internet news, politics, Random, security by Fated Blue on September 10, 2014

If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!

via Battle For The Net.

Book Review: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Posted in entertainment, politics, technology by Fated Blue on May 4, 2014

Click to enlarge. I have this version of the book and I want the succeeding ones related to the cover but I’m not sure they still exist.

I’ve been looking for a cheap version of this book for, perhaps, six years now. It was only by rough chance, and a good deal of sorting through a bunch of old piled books, that I found this lying underneath the rubble. It was in very mint condition given that it still has the plastic cover protecting the whole book itself from aging. It’s original price was at 719.00 php but I got it as 200 instead. Sweet deal, right? I’ve been looking for the rest of the series but luck has yet to smile on my search.

Let me give you a quick review since I’m a bit pressed for time. This book is meant for young adults but I’m 24 and I still enjoyed it. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I was willing to purchase all the series on day 3 of this book.  Perhaps Scott knows how to fish because his book got me hook, line, and sinker.


Book Review: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Posted in entertainment, politics by Fated Blue on January 19, 2014

I’ve read about this book in this forum and the plot piqued my interest. I”m not an avid fan of Neil Gaiman but I have known the author due to his mainstream popularity. I actually bought this book out of the mere thought that I was destined to have this book. Don’t start with the “LOL you’re crazy” statement with me yet. I actually saw this book amongst a pile of unwanted books. It wasn’t on sale or anything but it was unbelievably priced low. It was the only book left as I skimmed through the whole bookstore and since I’ve read good reviews about this I figured it was destiny that brought me and this book together.

Anyway, as for the review, I won’t give out spoilers from the book. If anything, I’ll merely put in a good quote or two so don’t worry about it. But if you’re looking to see whether you have to buy this book or not then I’m telling you to go do it. It’s a must read for voracious readers.

The plot is quite simple: It’s simply about a war that is soon to breakout between the old and forgotten gods vs the gods America has made. The old gods are those whom the settlers brought with them and the new gods are those America has created such as the god of the internet or the god of media. A war is set to break and only one side will prevail. The main protagonist, Shadow, is stuck in the middle and he doesn’t even know why he’s chosen by the old gods or why the new gods want him on their side instead.

But that’s where the simplicity ends and Neil’s magic begins. To tell the truth, the story goes on like that for the most part. I’m not diving in deeper but I assure you that Neil is a very good writer even if it looks like he’s suddenly taken a detour away from the plot. Trust me when I tell you that everything makes sense in the end. And by the “END” I mean like the very last few chapters. You’re literally filled with questions and you end up thinking you’ll find out in the next page or the page after that and soon you end up finishing a chapter and eager to start with the new. It’s very intriguing in a very interesting sort of way. You don’t end up lacking in facts but at the same time the book doesn’t tell you everything. You want to think for yourself and even do your own research on some characters or why this god behaves this way and such. It keeps you motivated to read the book and curiosity in books is what keeps the story alive.