Oh hey, you made it.

Thank you for choosing to visit OhCristeenuh today! I’m glad you let your fingers slide across your keyboard just to get to this site. “Overcoming teenage angst and drama by blogging raw emotions and random thoughts” This personal blog’s purpose is to be an Advenire™ (latin word for Avenue) for releasing thoughts and inner turmoils. Although,…

Kwentong Jollibee, Vow: A Video Analysis

In 2017, Jollibee released a series of television advertisements entitled “Kwentong Jollibee Valentine’s Series” that was effective in accumulating internet traffic from the reactions given by those who have watched it. Its first installment, Vow, moved people because different codes were used to successfully display the concept of unrequited love.   What codes were used…

Tru Man, False Pretenses

“All the world’s a stage, and men and women are merely players.” – Shakespeare Twenty years after its release, The Truman Show proves to be a looking glass for the behavior of people in modern society. It coherently constructs and delivers numerous messages on media and the reality of  what is presented for mass consumption….

Media Sources of Information

What are the different types of media that can be used as sources of information? Print Media (newspapers, magazines, books) Broadcast Media (radio stations) Film/Cinema (movies) Video Games New Media (social media websites, online news sites) What are the advantages and disadvantages of different types of media as sources of information? 1.Print Media a) Advantages…

Analyzing Media Messages

  AUDIENCE & AUTHORSHIP I. Authorship Who made this message? The United Nations Children’s Fund II. Purpose Why was this made? This message was made to spread awareness about the current state of some children living in countries that legalize child labor. Who is the target audience? The target audience is the general public since…

The Fallacies of a Media Illiterate

Media literacy and critical thinking go hand-in-hand. Without one or the other, their essence wouldn’t bear that much weight. When the ability to think critically is compromised, logical thinking fallacies are made. What is media literacy? Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms.   Why…

The Double-edged Sword of Virtual Reality

Click. Type. Scroll. Click. Type. Scroll Click. Type. Scroll.   Click, type, and scroll –it seems like a never-ending cycle. Each waking day is met with a yawn while clicking the snooze button on each alarm. As the day passes by, most people type characters on their phones more than the steps they take to…

Heigh-Ho? More like Heigh-NO.

For today’s menu: Breakfast: fresh Facebook memes Lunch: juicy Twitter threads Dinner: Masterchef USA’s Instagram stories Each year, technological advances arise together with the level of the current generation’s addiction to media in its different forms. Social media addiction is the habit of spending too much time on social media platforms to the point that…

Great Power, Greater Responsibility

Coming along with the modern age, people using digital media must also embody the characteristics of a responsible user. Due to wireless connectivity and freedom of expression, it’s so easy to post anything online. Most people rarely take into consideration how others might view the articles that they’re posting. This is where the problem with…

Grab a Bucket of Popcorn

What’s better than curling up in bed with a soft blanket, laptop and some popcorn? Well, curling up in bed with a soft blanket, laptop, popcorn and a film that’s certified to lighten up your mood is the answer! In this fast paced world, sometimes it just feels so nice to unwind at home, with…