Sunday, May 06, 2007

A Song and a Banner

I've been wanting to update my blog banner for sometime now. Finally did it. My image editing skills are somewhat lacking, so I tried to mask that fact by using a blur effect. Yes, I know the sun is in front of me but it looks like sunlight is coming from behind me. Well, guess what? The picture was not taken on Earth. It was taken on a planet with two suns. So quit it.

Since I started this blog, one of the consistent hits I get from Google is people searching for an English translation of the song Kastilyong Buhangin by Pilita Corales. Not sure though if the Pilita Corales version is a revival or the original. I do know that the song has been recorded by several OPM artists, both old and new.

I tried looking for an English translation of the song myself just to see if there is something available somewhere in the web. I didn't find any. So, in an effort to help those people, I did a translation of the song myself (the horror!). I just warn these people that I don't do this for a living. Here's the links:

- Original Tagalog version of Kastilyong Buhangin
- My English translation of the song

Critics are welcome on both items, just be gentle. I just hope my high school English teacher doesn't see it.


janet said...

Hey Echu. How did you find out about the Google hits on your blog? That's interesting.

echu said...

Oh it gets really Orwellian freaky. I, for example, know that you use a MacOSX and that you haven't updated your Firefox browser to version 2 yet (you should!). I also have a record of your IP address :P

Anyway, to be able to do all this big brother stuff yourself. Just visit You just have to add a script to your blog and your ready to stalk your blog visitors. Best part is that it's free :) There are other similar services out there so you might want to shop around before committing to one. Let me know if you have any questions :)

janet said...

Orwellian nga! Mas scared ako about how I stalked the other blogs, he he. :)