Perhaps I forgot to write down a pretty important sentence in the first installment of DIGs of the Week. All opinions shown on this article are solely that of the writer's. To put it simply, it's subjective.
The good thing about pieces like this is we don't run out of things to talk about because of the very many sources of things to like and dislike around us.
Here are my DIGs for this week.
1) Yet another manifestation from the local media of their occasional tendencies to report about the mundane. For netizens who have been active on the cyberworld over the past week or so, news about Thor memes isn't new. The said memes featured images of different items with the syllables "tor," "tur," and its other similar derivatives that were post-processed in Photoshop (or any other image-editing device) to include any or all parts of images of Chris Hemsworth's character in the movie adaptation of The Avengers. Let's face it, after three days of being bombarded by that kind of thing on our Facebook timelines, it gets lame. This perception isn't shared by the local media, however. Sometime last week, a fluff piece about this actually came out on primetime news. Now, I didn't see the broadcast personally, but I did see a tweet about it and the corresponding reaction one of my friends gave it. And the question she responded to the network's tweet with pretty much sums up my own reaction – "This is news?" Sure, it's a fluff piece, but come on. They've presented way better stories.
2) The impending merger of TV5 and GMA7. Honestly speaking, I'm 50-50 on this one. Rumblings about a possible merger between these two media giants were deemed ridiculous by some a few months back, but as time went by, the story gradually unraveled and is now on the verge of happening. As per a report on Rappler.com, the MVP-led Mediaquest Holdings Inc., is campaigning to buy out an 80% controlling stake of the Kapuso network. Why am I 50-50 on this issue? While it is always interesting to see mergers between rivals, it's also disturbing to note that in theory, this looks like a monopoly waiting to happen.
1) Physics. A clarification: I am in no way well-tuned with the subject. Hell, I can't even solve basic college algebra problems even if my salary depended on it. Despite that though, I am fascinated by science in general because of its ever-changing landscape owing to discoveries. Speaking of such, last week, the entire science community was in an uproar because of the discovery of the Higgs Boson – more popularly known as the God particle – made at the headquarters of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. The said particle is believed to be the element that "gives matter mass and holds the physical fabric of the universe together." (link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/large-hadron-collider/9374758/Higgs-boson-scientists-99.999-sure-God-Particle-has-been-found.html) Frankly, I'm having a hard time digesting the info in all the articles on the Internet related to this discovery, so if you want to know about it more, read for yourself. All I can say is, hurray humanity!
2) More stuff about the NBA. To begin with, I am in no way fanboy-ing and biased toward the league that I've written about it the second week in a row. But hey, two pretty huge updates from around the association this past week got fans everywhere on their toes, so I figured it's worth writing about. First up, you've got to hand it to the guys in purple and gold. They missed out on Chris Paul because of commissioner David Stern's decision to veto the trade that would've sent the all-star point guard to the Lakers the last time around, but they managed to land an elite point guard anyway in the person of Steve Nash. I'm not particularly too keen about Nash joining Kobe and Co. (because the fan in me wanted him to join the Heat), but at least he has a better shot at getting his first championship with them. After all, the Lakers have a winning culture. So it's really way better than if he joined the Knicks. Way better. Then, there's Ray Allen signing with Miami. Next season's gonna be interesting, I bet.
3) Roger Federer. He won the Wimbledon tournament. Again. For the seventh time. Enough said.
4) Star Wars universe literature. I love it when I get new stuff to help add to my most recent semi-obsession with the Sith. Let's face it, many casual and hardcore fans of the franchise prefer the guys with the big bad red over those law-abiding prudes who served the Republic. I, for one, am mostly fascinated with the Sith and its Rule of Two – the concept that limits the number of Dark Siders to one master and one apprentice. In a nutshell, the rule goes the master trains the apprentice until the apprentice becomes strong enough to kill the master and become the new Dark Lord. Why am I raving about this? I recently started reading the book about Darth Bane (Path Of Destruction) – the Sith Lord that started this rule – and boy is it nice. Okay, I'll stop blabbing now.