Saturday, November 26, 2005

Dear Anonymous People


Boy oh boy, I had the surprise of my life when I read some comments from nameless, faceless people in my Constantine from hell blog. Some were getting so unbelievably nasty I had to moderate the comments (which seemed to be coming from just one or two people). I watched in horror as someone even had the audacity to place stupid comments using the username ninascoops! Grabe, I guess it's my baptism of fire since I just started this blog just 2 weeks ago. Welcome to the wild wide world of the world wide web where anything goes.

Anonymous people, this is my blog and my home. You're welcome to visit, but I won't let you sh-t on my rug. I'm entitled to my own opinion and I can write whatever I want. I'm writing from personal experience and how I felt at the time. If you had a pleasant experience with the guy then good for you. If you want to praise him to high heavens, then get your own blog. Or go to a public forum. I would even welcome your posting a hyperlink here. Wala lang bastusan.

Some of you called me unprofessional. If I was, my disappointment with Constantine would've reflected in my reports. On the contrary, I even picked the best soundbites and made him look good.

Still, I thank you for your comments and your precious time. Hopefully one day, some of you will have the guts to introduce yourselves properly. I do have an idea who some of you may be since there were only a handful of people present in that room when I did my interview. But I don't want to jump to conclusions.

I really want to get past this. Some of you, I'm sure, I will be meeting again in the future. The truth is I don't want enemies. It's just not my personality. I didn't really think that one simple blog would generate such a reaction. I just wanted my visitors to enjoy all the flavors this site has to offer, yes, including the bad ones.

Honestly, ayoko nang mag-taray (because I'm really not) or show-off with smarty-pants comments. In the spirit of Christmas I sincerely want to make amends with those I might have offended, with Constantine's fans, and yes even with Constantine who's probably blissfully asleep in L.A. righ now with nary a worry in the world.

Nakakatawa, tayo pang mga Pilipino ang nagsisiraan. Haayy Buhay...

17 comments:

canDIshhh said...

very well said nina!!

Anonymous said...

"Nakakatawa tayo pilipino...nagsisiraaan." Tsong dyan ka nabubuhay sa mentalidad na yan. Sana nagsulat ka na lang sa diary mo kesa gumawa ng blog kung ayaw mo nang attention...Marami ngang nagopen ng blog mo dahil sa lekat na constantine article mo.
sana naman next time if u dont have anything nice to write abt, pumatay ka na lang ng langgam ;)

rg said...

right on chap!
as a blogger myself, i have been at the receiving end of natsy comments and criticisms. but thankfully, most of them have been premised on differences of opinion and ideology, SMART differences of opinion and ideology, EDUCATED, AND CLASSY differences.
Nothing as tatsless and as barbaric as what you have been subjected to and my god, they cant even come out with their own names. people, this is a free country, we are free to disagree. but please, lets all be civil and act like educated people. what has been done to nina is just wrong and a shame to bloggers everywhere.

kim said...

its a good thing we have a true writer in the person of Nina(buti bumalik ka kaagad sa PinasÜ). Very few yung alam mong inde kayang maglabas ng baho ng sikat na celebrity. And to those violent reactions coming fom those Constantine followers, just like you, tao lang din si constantine - nagkakamali at natural na may baho.

supercow said...

Oh my god. Good thing your friend's bad experience with Constantine haven't happened to me in the years I have been taking my pictures with celebrities. I just had my photo taken with Sam Milby when we chanced upon him in a coffee shop in Makati and he was so nice. Though I can sense he's homophobic. But then again, he was really cool with the whole photo-op idea. I can just imagine the shame I had to put up if he denied me of a chance for a photo-op in front of my friends and in public. A real shame. I empathize with your friend.

About people leaving nasty comments, I think those are inevitable. As the saying goes, "you can't please everybody." I don't think those people really get the idea of what a blog is all about. Maybe it's time they get some real education about the internet and about web logs(blog), to say the least.

Keep bloggin and scoopin'! :)

Anonymous said...

Hindi nakikita sa lahi kung sino ang dapat at di dapat pulaan.

Unang una, dapat bilang isang mabuting tao kung mabuti ka nga, bago ka tumingin sa kapintasan ng kapwa mo tingnan mo muna ang sarili mong kapintasan. Hindi lahi ang pinag-uusapan dito, kundi tao. Ang pagkakaroon ng posisyon sa media ay di kasunod ng pagkakaroon ng karapatan na pulaan ang mga taong gusto mong pulaan sa sarili mong pananaw. Sa totoo lang sa karamihan ng mga fans na nasaktan sa artikulo mo ay DI KA KILALA. Uulitin ko DI KA KILALA! Kailangan pa nilang ipagtanong kung sino at ano ka.

Pangalawa, ang mga taong nag-iiwan ng komento dito sa iyong dakilang blog ay di po takot magpakilala, may pangalan at mukha sila, mas maganda pa sa pinagkaloob sa iyo, di man sila kilala, sila man ay ordinaryong tao higit sa lahat may mas maganda silang kalooban kesa sa iyo dahil di sila tulad mong humuhusga ng walang pakundangan.

Pangatlo, sa pagpigil mo na ilabas ang mga pananaw ng ibang tao sa iyong artikulo ay nangangahulugan lamang na ikaw mismo ay takot sa kritisismo sa kawalan mo ng tamang pag-iisip sa anong dapat at hindi dapat mong ilabas sa iyong mga panulat.

At para sa iyong kaalaman, karamihan sa nag-iwan ng komento dito sa blog mo ay may sari-sarili
ring blog na hindi ginagamit sa pagsira ng ibang tao kilala man nila o hindi. Meron din silang mga email address, pangalan at blog na hindi po ikinukubli dahil wala silang dahilan para matakot o mahiya.

Higit sa lahat ang mga taong iyong pinapasaringan ay may mukha na hindi nagpapalit sino man ang kaharap. Sa aking palagay, pinili nilang maging Anonymous dahil ayaw nilang mag-aksaya ng panahon na mag-sign up dito dahil sa kawalan ng respeto sa iyo.

Para sa iyong ikasasaya, eto ang email address ko. Tulad ng sinabi ko, wala akong dapat ikahiya.

AMBER
jagger_rm@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hindi nakikita sa lahi kung sino ang dapat at di dapat pulaan.

Unang una, dapat bilang isang mabuting tao kung mabuti ka nga, bago ka tumingin sa kapintasan ng kapwa mo tingnan mo muna ang sarili mong kapintasan. Hindi lahi ang pinag-uusapan dito, kundi tao. Ang pagkakaroon ng posisyon sa media ay di kasunod ng pagkakaroon ng karapatan na pulaan ang mga taong gusto mong pulaan sa sarili mong pananaw. Sa totoo lang sa karamihan ng mga fans na nasaktan sa artikulo mo ay DI KA KILALA. Uulitin ko DI KA KILALA! Kailangan pa nilang ipagtanong kung sino at ano ka.

Pangalawa, ang mga taong nag-iiwan ng komento dito sa iyong dakilang blog ay di po takot magpakilala, may pangalan at mukha sila, mas maganda pa sa pinagkaloob sa iyo, di man sila kilala, sila man ay ordinaryong tao higit sa lahat may mas maganda silang kalooban kesa sa iyo dahil di sila tulad mong humuhusga ng walang pakundangan.

Pangatlo, sa pagpigil mo na ilabas ang mga pananaw ng ibang tao sa iyong artikulo ay nangangahulugan lamang na ikaw mismo ay takot sa kritisismo sa kawalan mo ng tamang pag-iisip sa anong dapat at hindi dapat mong ilabas sa iyong mga panulat.

At para sa iyong kaalaman, karamihan sa nag-iwan ng komento dito sa blog mo ay may sari-sarili
ring blog na hindi ginagamit sa pagsira ng ibang tao kilala man nila o hindi. Meron din silang mga email address, pangalan at blog na hindi po ikinukubli dahil wala silang dahilan para matakot o mahiya.

Higit sa lahat ang mga taong iyong pinapasaringan ay may mukha na hindi nagpapalit sino man ang kaharap. Sa aking palagay, pinili nilang maging Anonymous dahil ayaw nilang mag-aksaya ng panahon na mag-sign up dito dahil sa kawalan ng respeto sa iyo.

Para sa iyong ikasasaya, eto ang email address ko. Tulad ng sinabi ko, wala akong dapat ikahiya.

AMBER
jagger_rm@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

"sana nagsulat ka na lang ng diary mo kesa gumawa ng blog kung ayaw mo ng attention". In a sense, this is flattering, at least, binabasa ang blog mo. In this kind of subject, you can expect both positive and negative(a nasty comment is one) comments. Write something negative, even if true, about Brad Pitt or Aga M, and all their fans will raise hell, nasty is mild.This is the reality. You cannot expect everyone to agree with you.

Mindy said...

Good Job, Nina!

Jennifer L. said...

I love your blog nina!
Nakakatawa lang basahin ang mga nasty comments not only about what you've written but some of them are attacking you personally pa. How can you take this?
Well i guess yung mga anonymous kuno dyan eh NAIINGGIT lang.
Grabe magtanggol kay Constantine parang Dyos na nila.
I neither like or hate the man pero para sa kin if he considers himself a celebrity dapat ready sya to please the people around him at kung ayaw nyang pansinin sya sa bar eh huwag syang pumunta sa bar, ganon lang kasimple yon.
Sa mga nagagalit kay Nina Corpuz; sinasabi lang po nya kung ano nakita at narinig nya. I think she's a very intelligent lady and she's capable of giving credit where it is due.
Yun lang po.

Anonymous said...

hay naku nina, wag mo na lang silang pansinin, wala lang silang magawa sa buhay nila kundi manira ng araw ng may araw :)

sheri said...

hi nina, i never liked constatine so nothing to comment on him.

btw, are u still in mub? i love ur segment with ogie diaz

raul said...

Buwahahaha! Nakakatawa kayo! Guys, get a grip! Para kayong mga obsessed fans ni Constantine! Hindi pala parang.. totoo, verging on being stalkers na. Paulit-ulit na lang ang sinasabi ninyo, paulit-ulit na lang ang sinasabi ninyo, paulit-ulit na lang ang sinasabi ninyo.. Ano ba ang pinakain sa inyo ng abnoy na yon? Amber, get a life. Pa post-post ka pa ng e-mail, siguro naghahanap ka ng friends. Pero warning to everyone, don't even attempt to e-mail her, baka ma-obsess din sa inyo...

anna said...

sa mga grabe po mag-react, di naman kayo pinipilit magbasa ng blog ng may blog... kung ayaw nyo ung sinabi, magrant kayo sa sarili nyong blog. nina's right. we all get blogs because we want to have our own space on the net. respeto na lang po...

Anonymous said...

You know what don't sweat it.You have a right to your own opinion and to let the public know what your experience was.In the words of Simon Cowell from American Idol to paraphrase when he was commenting on one of Constantines' performances "welcome to the dark side".I've seen and heard the good and bad.I just choose to accept the fact that there are two sides to him.One where he is good to the fans the other side when he gets moody.Yes I know about flying on a plane 13 hours have done it myself but if I were in the public eye I would be careful,that's all.Nina keep doing what your doing.

canDIshhh said...

what ires me the most is that how people sometimes don't know what 'respect othe opinion of other people' mean. They go on and on about the rights and wrongs of something, yet they don't see what they're doing?! Kakainis!!

Something right can be wrong for someone else. And vice versa. Everything is RELATIVE.

Kaya Nina... Say what you want, do what you want!

lekatin si amber :) said...

Hi Ms. ANONYMOUS.. so you are amber? Amber who? introduce yourself to us.. show your blog... if you can only introduce yourself with an email ad.. oh well.. you are such a chicken shit... :) hanggang email address lang pala kaya mong ibigay e.. ipakilala mo sarili mo.. para kaya rin naming maglagay ng comment sa blog mo kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng FREEDOM OF SPEECH .. lekat ka rin. Sinong nagsabi na hindi kilala si nina? haha..ikaw ang hindi kilala.. lahat na nga ng tao nag oopen ng blog niya e, first few days palang tapos sasabihin mo hindi siya kilala.. so ms amber chicken shit.. introduce yourself.. puhlleeezzz.. kung hindi ikaw ang TALO .. lekat.