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39 comments | Monday, April 03, 2006

1. Who is talksmart?
Talksmart is a code name for a composed gentleman living in the comfort of an island in the far east [taga Cebu, Bisdak] for more than 20 years. Just recently, I relocated myself here in the USA. The codename started in 2001 in the Netherlands when someone commented I could carry smart talks (LOL). Thus, the birth.

1a. Who is talksmart in real life? My mother named me Eric!

1b. What keeps you busy aside from blogging? I am a civil engineer with a Masters degree in Geo-Information from the Netherlands. Did law school. Almost done with my Doctoral degree in Public Administration and currently doing a PhD in GeoSpatial Science in South Dakota (working on a 5-year NASA project, yes, mabuhay ang mga Filipino Researchers! Itaas ang bandila saan ka man sa mundo!). Before you'd think that I might be an old, fat, grey-haired, academic-fanatic guy, I would tell you that I am not. I am a successful, young, and gifted guy!

1c. What other interests you have? Reading all sorts of books, learning the legalities (law school was awesome), writing (i tried to compile my articles and named it FLICKER), discovering new things through foreign country adventures (looking forward to more exciting travels), singing x 10 to the 1000th power (too much involved, ahem), making others laugh, knowing the varied cultures of the world, getting to learn a foreign language other than English, scripting the story of my own life (bwahaha), painting, lawn tennis (trying hard) and table tennis playing (quite easy), watching boring variety shows on TV (quite often), jogging on early mornings (I promise to do it often this time), poetry, playing board games, browsing the net, and all others I find extra challenging.

2. What is talksmart doing in the blogosphere?
Honestly, I can only think of superficial reasons. One: my love for web surfing. Two: my unlimited internet connection.

3. What, in the heavens, is a blog by the way?
It is a short name for Web Log, a journal online. It can be a hate page fan site, tech aficionado rants, rave of your day to day life. In short, it limits to nothing. Whatever I write here, understand it is a blog. If you don't like what I write, then write your own.

4. Do you get something rewarding from blogging?
Oh yeah! Repulsive comments from 'unsatisfied' readers. There are only a few of them though, but I take every comment as a successful endeavor to attract visitors to my site. Just like what you are doing now! Thank you!

5. How long have you been blogging?
Not so long yet. Just barely over two months (if you read this FAQ after April 5, 2006, please do the calculation yourself. I started blogging late January 2006).

6. So how do you find it?
So far so fulfilling, especially when I get comments from regular readers who'd read my posting from start to end. If you ever get to finish reading this FAQ, you know how fulfilling it'll be for me.

7. Where do you get the time to blog almost every day?
Ask yourself about where you get the time to read this ridiculous FAQ. Just think that while you are busy going through every question and answer here, I am also writing my next post. Oh yes, I have a life outside blogging.

8. Do you have close friends who blog too?
Yes. Only a handful. But I won't promote their sites here. This is purely my own. Next question please….

9. Where do you get your ideas for posts?
I would like to believe that my ideas are uniquely mine (if I don't quote other posts). If ever my thoughts overlay someone else's or yours, just let it be. Consider it a flattering moment, when your idea happens to coincide with mine.

10. Can I link to your blog?
Sure babe. Feel free. Tell me when you do it coz I might be in a good mood to add yours in my blogroll.

11. How many unique hits do you get a day?
A lot...hmmm. Your visit is now counted.

12. Would you consider becoming a professional blogger?
Don't have any idea. Probably, after a year of blogging, I'd tell you.

13. Don’t you blog about sex or anything porno?
Not the extreme ones. Maybe, in few cases, just for educational purposes. If you are into a much deeper penetration, boy, you are in the wrong side of the blogosphere. Click HERE to be redirected.

14. Do you love "sex"?
What is this? Next please….

15. Are you handsome?
I don't want to brag. If you insist, HERE is a little revelation.

16. Attached or Unattached?
As of this writing, April 4, 2006, I have no special someone to caress with. Tell me if you are available, who knows, we might blend well.

17. Red, Black, White or Blue?
Any color for as long as it's BLUE! LOL

18. Which parts of your body do you like most?
Eyes, for reading other blogs. Fingers, for typing posts for my blogs. Head, for coming up with ideas including this FAQ. Heart, for loving you, my reader, even if sometimes you are rude.

19. Who are your friends in the blogosphere?
Countless and hard to name them all. I met them in forums and other blog engines.

20. So do you like blogging?
You are not sincerely reading this, do you? Refer to number 6, you sleepy head!

21. When will you stop blogging?
When the time comes that when I'd google the word "BLOG", no result will come out.

22. Why use "Composed Gentleman"?
No real explanation why.

23. What would you recommend that I'd do after this last question?
Like me? Click here.
Don't like me? Click here.
It's your choice.


Blogger ZYMM: 100% Pidjanga said...

thanks for dropping by. good luck on your studies. i am currently taking phd in statistics. your blog doesn't load fast. you must have loaded your blogspot with a lot of stuffs. i would have read more of your entries. please let us know if you plan to visit our hometown. you are welcome. zimm

June 15, 2006 7:58 PM

Blogger Tee said...

Hi there. This is Tee Morris from The Survival Guide to Writing Fantasy. You had stopped by my blog in a random search, and I wanted to tell you thanks. I was wondering if you were listening to the podcast? If you were enjoying the info at the blog, you'd love the podcast. (I'll be the first one to say I'm not a hardcore blogger. I'm more into the podcast! *LOL*)

Thanks for the visit. I hope to hear from you again.

June 19, 2006 8:29 AM

Blogger dietcoupon said...

Another thank you for blog surfing. You're ripped, nice one! Too bad I'm engaged and on the other side of the globe, heh. But seriously, you have an eclectic mix on here, good show.

June 30, 2006 10:17 PM

Anonymous ark said...

thanks for dropping by. Theres a lot of space for links on my site. You can return on my site. Just leave your message on my guestbook.

July 12, 2006 11:52 PM

Blogger kangel said...

hahaha! ang kulet ng FAQ's mo... nice body ei! hahaha!

August 29, 2006 4:48 PM

Blogger kangel said...

pwede po ba paturo nung katulad sa millionlinky? :P

August 29, 2006 5:31 PM

Anonymous reah said...

hindi naman puno ng adsense blog mo no...lol...anyway interesting blog..interesting posts..i'll keep on viisiting this one..:)

September 01, 2006 12:49 PM

Blogger Littlepixie said...

hi po kuya thanks po sa pag visit sa site ko cge po link xchange tayo ^_^ always tc god bless

October 01, 2006 7:13 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi there, thank you for the opportunity to add my site to your million linky (?) program. i'm adding you to my blogroll. mind linking up too? :)

October 09, 2006 1:02 PM

Blogger Hasson Marque said...

hi can i link you in my blog and my blog in yours? thnaks

October 15, 2006 3:38 PM

Blogger . said...

I will place your links on my site. thanks.


October 23, 2006 7:18 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

why place composed gentleman in your headline about Smith? Its kinda misleading... because smith may be composed when the verdict was read but duhhh.. he is no gentleman at all! Coming from a filipino and being a Filipino, i take offense in that title.

December 13, 2006 11:06 PM

Blogger talksmart said...

Hi Anonymous. The Composed Gentleman is the name of my Blog. It attaches to all my posts :-)

December 20, 2006 10:24 PM

Blogger juLai said...

Hi Eric or should it be kuya Eric??hehhe..woww natawa ako sa FAQ mo...nice one..ayyy nagtagalig man ko oii...bisdak man pod diay ka..heheh..bisaya lng ko ha kay kapoy tagalog...

ako ka i add sa akong blog ha..have a nice day.

April 16, 2007 5:41 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi am ate rose cousin in new jersey, she invited me to read ur blog bec she said its inspiring and worth reading..
it really is, no dull moment, i finish reading it , good sense of humor, keep it up. God bless!

June 14, 2007 1:40 AM

Blogger aajetskie said...

consider yourself fulfilled (item no.6). i finished the whole FAQ page and i saved your blog site in my faves, next to that of wil wheaton's.

June 20, 2007 11:07 AM

Blogger talksmart said...

thanks aajetskie..:-)

June 20, 2007 11:29 AM

Blogger maiylah said...

hehehe ... oks kaayo imo faq. :)

July 04, 2007 8:44 AM

Anonymous LeCois said...

Sir Eric,

Woah! Musta na sir? Im still proud of you even if i failed your subject when I was in college.. Hahaha.. That was Engineering Mechanics. Pero at least now i know the relevance of the subject. Anyways sir, Im proud to be your student and a Filipino as well. Check my site nalang sir para maka.hinumdum ka naku.. :D Good luck sa imung work! Mabuhay ang Pinoy! Mabuhay ang Carolinians! :D


August 16, 2007 4:30 AM

Anonymous ester said...

ahhh ur not attached pala to anyone...sure ka ha...lols...nice post

October 04, 2007 7:53 PM

Blogger Anino said...

Hey,magtatanong lang ako.May nag-flood ng rude message sa isang chatbox.Pangalan at site ko ang ginamit.Pwede ko bang malaman kung sino iyon?May paraan ba para maiwasan ang ganoong pangyayari?Salamat ng marami.

November 18, 2007 4:21 AM

Blogger pepesmith said...

hehehe naloko na :D napunta ako dito kasi nag search ako gamit ang keyword na "brandon routh", sabi kasi ni misis pinoy daw yun..Hanggang ngayon wala akong makitang sagot na tumugma sa sinasabi niya :)

But i tell you 'tol, keep on moving ahead.. A very successful guy in career. I think its time for you na magparami na ng lahi eheheheheheh...

God bless and more power!! :)

November 25, 2007 4:45 PM

Blogger honey said...

hello mag bisaya nku dire..ganahan ko sa imong FAQ. makatawa ka..La ko nasayop na bright jud ang author ani nga site. More power!

January 22, 2008 6:36 AM

Anonymous raqmitch said...

Hi talksmart, bisaya diay ka. Nice FAQ, imong #2, tinuod na, puede pa diay akong sis sa imo.

Mao diay ni akong pangutana, ok lang ba akong gibutang ang pollhost sa akong blog? Wala ko nakapananghid nimo before putting up there.

January 28, 2008 8:39 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


I don't know what came into me from reading your blog specially your FAQ. It's as if it was calling me. It was a plus nga bisaya diay ka. Before, I was hesitant to create my own account dere sa blogger kay tapulan ko magsulat, i mean mag web-log.

I'm impressed with your credentials Sir. Bright gyud ka and I hope you will choose to be a blessing to the rest of humanity.

Vic Palarca here.

Ayo2x bai!!!


Maghimo na cguro ko ug akong account dere sa blogger.com. You inspired me somehow. :-)

February 11, 2008 12:26 AM

Blogger talksmart said...

Thanks Vic. I appreciate the good words. Sure, please start a blog. It will make you feel good once you start writing and having regular readers.

Bisaya kau oi. Bisdak kanunay! :-)

Balik balik diri ha...

February 11, 2008 12:52 AM

Blogger jun auza said...

Hi Talksmart,
I’m Jun, a blogger (Blogger/Blogspot Publisher) from the Philippines. I’m an avid reader and subscriber of “The Composed Gentleman”. I’m writing to you about a problem in Blogger/Blogspot right now. Please take time to read my full story at this link:

I need your support by at least mentioning this problem at you blog. I don’t want any publicity or gain site traffic out of this. My intention is clear, and that is to help improve the relationship between Blogger/Blogspot and its publishers.

By the way, I also wrote an open letter to Blogger at this link:

I hope that you will understand my sentiment because you are a Blogger publisher yourself. I also hope that I’m not asking too much. Start-up blogger like me needs other bloggers to survive, and a help from a popular blogger like you will be very much appreciated.

Thanks for taking the time in reading this.


March 08, 2008 8:32 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi ,

I was reading ur blog posts and found some of them to be wow.. u write well.. Why don't you popularize it more.. ur posts took my particular attention.

BTW I help out some ex-IIMA guys who with another batch mate run www.rambhai.com where you can post links to your most loved blog-posts. Rambhai was the chaiwala at IIMA and it is a site where users can themselves share links to blog posts etc and other can find and vote on them. The best make it to the homepage!

This way you can reach out to rambhai readers some of whom could become your ardent fans.. who knows.. :)


June 04, 2008 7:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is your email address?

August 18, 2008 12:19 PM

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October 29, 2008 12:37 AM

Anonymous mg©o said...

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November 06, 2008 10:16 AM

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December 17, 2008 4:12 PM

Blogger RJ Naguit said...

hahah..kuya link kita sa blog ko ah.. www.rjnaguit.blogspot.com

February 08, 2009 8:47 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

funny post! where are you taking up law? are you done? just curious. :)

April 04, 2009 3:47 PM

Blogger Kosa said...

ahhhh kayo pala ang poging poging composed gentleman na nasa likod ng Filipino Blog award..

Nice to meet you po!
sana palitan tayu ng links kung oks lang...
add ko kayu sa aking blogroll
sana kayu din..

pasadahan nyo naman ang aking kuta...
salamat po!

April 06, 2009 3:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you can feature this link! :)


May 21, 2009 8:37 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


hope you can feature this link!

May 21, 2009 8:38 AM

Blogger Miles said...

nice introduction. :)
i think ill link you. :)

July 28, 2009 9:56 AM

Anonymous Neal said...

hey, talk!

clever and funny... i will include this on my blog's favorite links. i'm a noob so i hope to swim with blog dolphins like you (yep, trying to avoid the sharks out there, you know). hope you will consider my blog for the contest: www.thedigitizer.wordpress.com

nindot kaayo jud ni uy! :)

July 30, 2009 2:31 AM


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