About the author (ex-Time Killer)

I’m Cris Nacionales, married and a father of one very active boy to whom this blog is named after. I have been blogging since 2007 after my wife – my number one fan, reader and critic – encouraged and inspired me to finally start writing (before the blog, she gave me a Purpose-Driven Life Journal which I tried filling in). Likewise, I also find it funny that one of my inspirations came from an entry neither from a literature-related forum nor a blog, but from a flight simulators enthusiast group’s forum – Philskies.net – where one of its pioneer members, Tonet, had his well-written quest to get his private pilot’s license. Tonet’s site is among my top blogs list.

My first blog was made using Blogger.com and soon enough I discovered the convenience and feature of WordPress.COM (not to be mistaken with .ORG). Both Blogger.com and WordPress.com site were named Killing Time is Blogging Time because back then I only post blogs during my free times and also only when our then dial-up internet connection allows. With Marcus’ arrival to our lives, I decided to get rid of the negative connotation, so it’s bye bye Killing Time…, hello Marcus Can Blog.

As much as I’d like to be one good parent though, I realized long time ago that my favorites posts were done when I was under the influence of alcohol and which I later found out that it has some scientific backing and it is related somehow to the four brain wave states (Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta). So I’d say that I do Drink and Blog. Dont worry Marcus doesn’t. Hahaha.

My blog covers almost everything under the sun (pardon the cliche) but of course within the bounds of my own blogging ethics that I (try to) follow:

  • Always ask permission to use materials such as images, videos, articles whenever required and possible;

  • Always recognize, attribute owners of such materials within the post.

  • Avoid unnecessary and irrational ranting.

  • Avoid generalization (e.g., avoid calling all politicians as corrupt, all jeepney drivers as irresponsible, etc.)

  • No discrimination

  • No pornograhpic content.

  • No plagiarism

Since then, I’ve blogged more often than before; that’s even before I became a full time bum – which is now. I’m also glad that even though my blog traffic isn’t quite at par with other bloggers, at least I have a steady following and these people are what inspires (and pressure, hahaha) me to do better with each blog.

Recently, I discovered the benefits of using Twitter and TweetDeck, and one of it being a great medium where I can do short blogs (also known as micro-blog) that may either be left as it is – as just a 140 character blog – or it may also serve as just a draft of ideas that I may later expound to a lengthy post (which I’m fond of).

These Tweets (Twitter entries) are now integrated to my blog through a widget so that those dropping by my site may also read it without having to sign-up with Twitter and/or having to download its TweetDeck application. And just in case I don’t have a new blog post, most likely I’m more in the mood of doing Tweets (or that I’m running after Marcus), so please check this site’s side bar to read it.

Enough has been said I guess. So before you get to read my nauseating blogs (hahaha) I’d love to receive comments and criticisms of my posts (or the whole blog site) and I’d love to reply back as soon as I read them. Happy reading.


20 Responses

  1. Have a nice day !

  2. Thanks for dropping by my site. Included you already to my blog roll.

    Keep on killin’ time :)

  3. ganda ng blog name ha.. just blog hopping
    hope you could kill time on my blog ;)
    i will include you in my blog roll

  4. barquera Says:

    September 25, 2008 at 1:28 am edit

    ganda ng blog name ha.. just blog hopping
    hope you could kill time on my blog
    i will include you in my blog roll

    barquera, I’d love to check your blog but unfortunately, you forgot to leave your URL in your comment.

  5. Happy New Year, Cris! Your writing content more than defeats any minor grammatical errors :-) I wish more Filipinos could write as well as this. It’s a dying art in our poor country.

    You’ve been writing far more than once a week. So keep it up!

    And if you ever decide you want to ride a small airplane, let me know :-)

    – Tonet

  6. Just dropped by and found something that gives me reason to keep coming back… I still have to catch up items here but mostly, I read and can relate to it.

    good job!!!

  7. Just dropped by and found something that gives me reason to keep coming back… I still have to catch up items here but mostly, I read and can relate to it.

    good job!!!


    Thanks gid for dropping by and feel free to read and leave a comment on the blogs you like (or even dislike).


  8. Cris – you have talent! I enjoyed reading your blogs.

  9. shawee
    sharon.panaguiton@yahoo.com Submitted on 2009/01/30 at 7:41am
    Cris – you have talent! I enjoyed reading your blogs.

    Thanks!!!…very very flattering. But should I be worried with you reading my blogs? *LOL*. Just kidding.

  10. Thanks for reading The Pink Slip Blog. I don’t mind a link from your page at all. The products of your mind in a tipsy state can be quite entertaining. I can also see myself killing time on Everything Petty.


    Thanks for the consent. And thanks for dropping by.

  11. hi cris. thanks for the time reading and dropping by my site!I appreciate it a lot.

  12. Pamela,

    Thanks for dropping by as well : )

  13. Hey Crisn ~

    How’s it going? I liked your story about the little wood house. I also like that you’re losing the negative connotation of “killing” time. Good luck coming up with a new name. I’m pretty new to blogging, (thanks again for your help when I started,) but I am enjoying WordPress. Why pay for Typepad if it’s so close to WordPress? Please be sure to let me know where you settle. I’d hate to have to chase 3 blogs to hear what you have to say in one day! Keep up the good work. I know plenty of people here in the U.S. that don’t write as well as you do.

    Drop by opentosuggestions.wordpress.com and let me know which blog program you settle with, and why.

    Bye for now. ~ Les

  14. Les,

    Hi there! Everything’s fine…or I’m just trying to be optimistic. Hahaha.

    Sorry for getting you confused. I actually thought about the same thing this morning about why I’m feeling so desperate about transferring blog. But don’t worry, I’m an avid fan of WordPress and I won’t leave it.

    However, it really looks like I’m going to cancel my Typepad account just before my trial period expires but I’ll make the most out of it until then by continuing checking and experimenting with its features (the widgets are remarkable) so that when I get serious enough (i.e. if I still don’t find any day job) with blogging, I’ll have something to add to my list of paid service providers to choose from.

    So be assured that this WordPress account will be as updated as my Blogger account.

    Thanks again for dropping by.

    Best regards,

  15. hi there ;)

    i love reading your Journey/Arnel Pineda blogs – you write well…

    care to share what you wrote in AP’s site?

  16. Blessed Miracles,

    I don’t know what you mean by that, but if you want to copy and paste the AP blogs you may do so. Just link it back to this site.

    Thanks for the compliment.

    Best regards,

  17. I love your site. Keep it up !

  18. Cris,

    If you want to add Facebook or email sharing buttons to your blog posts, there’s a plugin that does it for you: http://tinyurl.com/sharebuttons

    Hope you find it helpful!


  19. Hi Cris,

    Count me in. I’m one of your fans….
    Keep it up bRo…….

  20. Hey! really nice blog you have here! hope you keep it alive :)

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