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In the gaming world, talking in all caps means war. Many times, I have used my EBB (electronic billboard-Tantra Ph) with words in all caps just to make my point known all over Mandara, Jina and all the other towns of Tantra. It gives a person that satisfaction that if you “speak” in all caps, they would know you are really seething.

Akala mo naman eh makakapatay ang allcaps.

Weird, but sometimes, the intensity of the emotions involved in cheating opponents, stuck up partymates, and ignorant ashram members would make one tap away on the keyboard in all caps, wishing it were making an effect to the other person.

However, of course, that phase of being an addict to online games has passed (or has it? lol). The online world has changed for the past 20 years as well. Instead of just playing online, we now conduct classes online as well. However, we still seem to be at loss on the proper use of the all caps.

So, in the online metaworld, when do we use the allcaps?

  • When we want to emphasize a word, a phrase, a term, or a whole sentence. We do not just encode in all caps just because we want to. It depicts a feeling of authority and superiority. MOM took the car. Mom TOOK the car. Mom took the CAR. 
  • We need to catch someone’s attention. Maybe you are in a group chat, and someone is not paying attention and/or ignoring you, yeah, you have to make a statement-in all caps. HELLLLOOOOO???
  • If the combination of letters is confusing or might be ambiguous. Like myself, my nickname is EL. I usually type it in allcaps because it has been in more than one occasion that I have been called E-I. Or my online game, EILMOREL. I would rather type it in uppercase to avoid confusion. Or maybe an email address with confusing letters such as the small L and a big I. So, type it in all caps and just mention that it should be in the lowercase.
  • As a title. Of course, the most common use of the uppercase is for a work’s title.
  • When we are ecstatic. Yes! It is ok to use allcaps if the context of your message is pure ecstasy. How many time have we sent a message in all caps saying how happy we are? OMG! OMG! OMG! I PASSED THE BOARD EXAM!
  • WHEN WE ARE ANGRY. Or at least emotional. Instead of throwing the phone to the wall, we type in all caps. That is where we pour our emotions. WHY ARE YOU BEING SO STUBBORN ON THIS???

So the next time you post something in uppercase, think twice on how the recipient will interpret (or misinterpret-haha) your message. Unless you are of course, in any of the above-mentioned scenarios.

Look at how these words seem different when in the uppercase:

no. NO.

yes. YES.

okay. OKAY.

what? WHAT?

thanks. THANKS.

 

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Zarzuela Day

Today, my three Philite classes presented their Zarzuelas. Here are some of the most memorable lines: 

 

“Magmamahal ba sya ng pangalawa kung mahal nya yung una?” (Mary Joy)

“Ipis nga napapatay ko, ikaw pa?” (Krylle)

“Kung hawak mo ang kamay ko sa kanan, at kamay ni Edz sa kaliwa, at biglang napuwing ka, aling kamay ang bibitawan mo?” (Elaine)

“Kasalan na po ba?” (Ortiz)

“Sa bawat desisyon, hindi pwedeng lahat ay masaya.” (Mariel)

“Ay nahulog ang plastik spoon! Naku, plastik din ang dadating. Tsk tsk.” (KC)

The best one ever…

SUTIL

nagtatanong…

bakit niya kaya iniiyakan

nasasaktan na sya lagi

na dedepress pa

d lng nya pinansin

d lng nya na replayan mga text nya

heto sya nag “violent-reaction”

sobrang bigat ng kalooban

may friendship naman silang nabuo

ay ewan ko sa kanila…mga engot!

kung mag mga frienship talaga ba sila

hirap silang intindihin eh!..

kung ngayon bait bait nya sa kanya

bukas kabaliktaran

pag kahapon sweet-sweet nya sa kanya

ngayon parang ”ICE na very COLD”

Anong ugali un?

MOODY ba un?

d mo sya masisi….sa pag emote

nakakaiyak naman tlaga Db?

haiz! pero malaking katanungan parin

Baka OBSESSED sa kanya….amp!

Or baka BALIW sa kanya…. bwahahahaha!

kainis Db! … or baka nasa internet ang sagot..

sa FACEBOOK….

sa WOW….

sa TOB….

sa DOTA….

or Baka sa SF….

magpost na lng kaya sa FACEBOOK ng karumaldumal na shout out!…

kaya’y mang PK na lowbie sa West suburb…at kaladkarin gang umiyak!…

kaya’y…

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Here is one of the few pieces done by a friend, and is always appreciated

SUTIL

naka upo sa ilalim ng pine habang hit hit ang isang stik na marlboro

lumilipad ang imhinasyon sa bawat boga ng usok mula marlboro

nang biglang may tumawag saking pansin…

binalik ang aking kaisipan sa realidad…”WAT DA PAK”

isang freshman naka upo saking tabi

SHOOOOO! WAK KA D2!… may ask lng ako po ako syo..

pabulong.. “IS IT HARD BEING A SENIOR?”..

amp! naman ininglish pa ako ..nose bleed bigla!….

Ngumiti ako.. bakit kayong mga freshmen ganyan lagi ask nyo…

(sabagay minsan natanong ko na rin yan eh)… Sabay hithit sa yosi na animoy sasabog na ang baga..sabay tingin sa asul na kalangitan…POTHA! napaka asul ah…

Oo mahirap…wala naman madali na kors eh…kumain nga ng bolalo kina aling Meding mahirap eh..minsan makunat…

sipag, tyaga, at pasenya need mo d2 ading ko..pagpapaliwanag ko sa kanyan…

Ah! okay sagot nya…she then walk away and joined her companions..

at ako namany bumalik sa…

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