ABOUT ME & MY BLOG

Hi everyone. Xiller Yañez is my pen name.

Some facts about me:

  • I speak 3 languages now (Bikol, Tagalog & English) and learning Spanish. I plan to continue learning different languages (Mandarin, Nihonggo, Korean, German, Russian, Arabic, Tamil, Javanese, Mongolian, Mayan, etc.) until I die. I am crazy about languages.
  • I am agnostic now. I used to belong to a “restorationist” church but I got disillusioned and have doubts about (a) whether communication between humans and God is possible, and (b) whether relations between God and humans should be of indifference. I will not look for a religion unless those issues are settled within me, thus I am agnostic whether spirits (angels, demons, gods) or Consciousness exists or not. Needless to say, I am neither an atheist, theist or deist. Maybe non-theist.
  • I am on the lookout for the ineffable numen ( Latin, “presence”), anything that can be a transcendent, mysterious, perplexing, irrational powerful presence that will inspire awe, wonder and even reverence in me to an “other-ness”, as described by Rudolf Otto in his work “The Idea of the Holy”. I want to experience kadosh
  • I love to travel and I am an outdoorsy type of person. I love to tramp among the bushes, and imbibe nature’s raw energy. I love to meet different ethnicities and learn their culture, arts, food and ways of enjoying life.
  • I love comedies (films, shows, soap operas, stand up, humor sections of publications, cartoons, etc).
  • I am a hedonist. I love food, all kinds of food. I love activities that will pump my adrenalin up. I enjoy sex, and all those little pleasures of the body (not limited to sex).
  • Although I am straight-acting, I am unsure whether I am bisexual or just a plain horny deviant. I’ve had sex with both genders and like it and fantasizes about it. But I am not a two-timer or player. This is worthy of a string of blogs so I will not go on further about my sexuality.
  • Politically, I would call myself a World Citizen. I like the idea of a supranational world government. I also like the idea of having one auxlang (auxilliary international language) for international communications. But I do not like Esperanto or its derivatives.

This blog will document my hobbies and interests, which are languages, religion, philosophy, travel, outdoor activities, and other forms of hedonism as I have described above.

I am blogging because I want to share my ideas to everyone, which hopefully, will induce you to share your ideas to me in return. “If you have a penny and I have a penny and we exchange pennies, you still have one cent and I still have one cent. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange ideas, you now have two ideas and I now have two ideas [1].

If your ideas are in conflict with mine, that is alright, share it nonetheless. “Kite rise highest against the wind, not with it” [2] “A smooth sea never make a skilful mariner” [3]. “Sand sharpens a knife, a stone an axe” [4]. “Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee; reprove a wise man, and he will love thee” [5].

All comments are welcome. Should you find me wrong, please point it out and please explain why you think I am mistaken.


Sources:

[1] http://www.librarysupport.net/librarylovers/makecents.html, Anonymous.

[2] http://thinkexist.com/quotation/kites_rise_highest_against_the_wind-not_with_it/9540.html

[3] http://ambrish.tripod.com/quotes.html

[4]  A Bengal proverb.

[5] http://bible.cc/proverbs/9-8.htm, Jewish Publication Society Tanakh

7 responses

  1. Nice blog. thanks for adding me in your links. more power and keep blogging!

  2. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!

    Gooday Ma’am/Sir!

    We would like to inform you that part of the annual celebration of La Union’s Foundation Anniversary every 2nd of March is the Pammadayaw or Conferment of Awards. By virtue of Sangguniang Panlalawigan Ordinance 026-2012, the Kampeon ti Lengguahe Award shall be included in the upcoming Pammadayaw. It will recognize individuals and entities that have contributed to the preservation, promotion and development of Iloko and other languages that likewise represent the minorities.

    As a local government unit that pioneers the institutionalization of multilingualism, the Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) commends efforts of those who have advanced Iloko and minority languages. Hence, the PGLU accepts nominees inside and outside La Union.

    In order for the Selection Committee to have an ample time to evaluate the merits and qualifications of nominees for various categories under the Kampeon ti Lengguahe Award, please submit your nominations on or before December 4, 2015 at the Language Services Unit, Provincal Information and Tourism Office, 1st Floor, Capitol Building, City of San Fernando, La Union. You may also send your nominations at pitolaunion@yahoo.com and info@launion.gov.ph or telefax number 888-2797. All Official Nominaton Forms, you can download the criteria and form to these links. Thankyou.

    Part of the annual celebration of La Union’s Foundation Anniversary every 2nd of March is the Pammadayaw or Conferment…

    Posted by Provincial Government of La Union on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    Part of the annual celebration of La Union’s Foundation Anniversary every 2nd of March is the Pammadayaw or Conferment…

    Posted by Provincial Government of La Union on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

  3. Padi, napadpad na naman ako dito sa blog mo at napansin ko ulit na magaling talaga ang mga komentaryo mo. Ayaw mo bang mag-aral ng linguistics sa UP o sa ibang bansa? Sayang. Sa tingin ko, kung nasa saiyo na ang mga tamang resources, marami ka sana pwedeng iambag sa larangan ng Philippine linguistics.

    1. Hi Daniel

      Kumusta?! Hindi ko alam na marunong ka palang mag-Tagalog. Marunong ka din bang mag-Bikol? Alam mo ba na isa ka sa mga hinahangaan kong author sa Austronesian languages?

      Linguistics sana ang gusto kong i-major sa university noong 16 taong gulang pa lamang ako. Kaya lang, hindi ako nakapasa sa entrance exam sa UP Diliman, kaya di na lang ako nag aral ng Linguistics. Pero yun talaga ang gusto ko sana. Kahit hanggang ngayon nga eh yun pa rin an nasa sa isip ko.

      Pero medyo huli na ata ngayon para akoy mag-aral ulit kasi akoy 49 taong gulang na. Isa akong Computer programmer/software developer sa ngayon. Pero passion ko pa rin ang mag-aral ng mga wika, kahit sa personal time ko. Kaso lately wala na akong oras dahil sa trabaho. Kaya nakikita mo na hindi na ako halos aktibo sa pag post sa blog ko. Ako’y nagtatrabaho bilang Business Intelligence Analyst, na madalas nagko-code sa computer languages. Pero kung may alternatibo akong pagkakakitaan lalo na at language-related, pipiliin ko ito. Kunin mo kaya akong assistant, kahit part time lang? Haha na-excite naman ako..

      Sa ngayon interesado akong mag-trabaho sa anoman na language related computer work, lalo na sa Natural Language processing (NLP). Plano ko na pagtungtung ko ng 50 taon, gusto kong ilaan ang personal time ko sa dati kong interest na linguistics. Gusto kong gamitin ang software bilang tool sa pag analisa ng mga syntax ng languages, at paggawa ng database ng lexicon.Plano ko ring aralin ang isang Lisp language para iyon ang gamitin ko sa NLP. Kung hindi man ako makapag-aral ng linguistics, sana makapag-ambag naman ako sa computerization ng Austronesian languages.

      Maraming salamat pala sa message mo ha. Gusto mo ba na sa email mo na lang ako sumagot sa susunod? Sana magkita tayo in person sa mga darating na panahon!

      1. Hi there,

        Salamat nang marami. Hindi ko alam na meron pala akong mga tagahanga sa Bikol.

        Sa email na lang tayo mag-usap para madali. Iyo, kaso arin, tatao akong magbikol pero wara akong kaulay digde kaya medyo nalingawan ko na. Kan nasa UP ako, founding member ako kan org nin mga mga taga-Albay. Ika, Naga ka ba o ibang parte?

        It’s never to late to study atsaka may bentahe din naman ang pagiging self-taught. Mukhang mas mataas pa ang pagkaunawa mo sa historical morphology kaysa sa maraming ibang professional na linguist. Maganda namang hindi mo binibitiwan ang pagkagusto sa linguistics. Sana’y mabalikan mo pag meron kang mas maraming oras. Ano palang mga computer language ang ginagamit mo sa trabaho? Meron din akong computational project pero hindi historical kundi mas doon sa corpus linguistics. Pero matagal ko nang gustong gumawa ng malaking database ng mga functional morpheme sa mga Austronesian languages kase wala pang ganoon. Sa bawat wika, magkakaroon ng form, function tsaka etymology ng bawat affix at functional element, kung maaari. Maraming lilitaw doon tungkol sa historical at contact relations, sa tingin ko, bukod doon sa mga generalization tungkol sa historikal na pagbabago ng morphology. Ito ang isang modelong nagustuhan ko (pero para sa mga Siouan na wika sa US) https://csd.clld.org/ . Nakausap ko ang developer noon. Baka balang araw, subukan kong gamitin para sa Austronesian. Mag-iipon ako ng pero para pwede kitang i-hire pagdating ng araw!

        best, dk

        Noong Mar, Ene 29, 2019 nang 5:14 AM, sinulat ni Xiller Yañez’s Weblog ang:

        > vagabonddrifter commented: “Hi Daniel Kumusta?! Hindi ko alam na marunong > ka palang mag-Tagalog. Marunong ka din bang mag-Bikol? Alam mo ba na isa ka > sa mga hinahangaan kong author sa Austronesian languages? Linguistics sana > ang gusto kong i-major sa university noong 16 taong” >

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