September 6, 2013

Get to Know Our Writers: Karlo

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This is the third installment in our “Get to Know Our Writers” series for the month of September, in celebration of Recultured’s 2nd anniversary. Here’s the Recultured Profile of veteran Recultured blogger, Karlo!

Recultured Profile

Name: Karlo Avenido

Hometown? Marikina, Philippines

What are you studying? Psychology, Linguistics, French

Favourite book? Of Love and other Demons, Gabriel Garcia Marques

Favourite childhood TV show and current favourite TV show?

Cedie the Little Prince/Big Bang Theory

What song would you want played at your funeral?

“Staying Alive”, by Bee Gees

What actor/actress would play you in a movie about yourself?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

What is one of your guilty pleasures?

Korean dramas D:

Last thing that made you cry?

Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto no. 2 in c minor

What superpower would you most want?


If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you would save?

My flute!!

Write 2 truths and 1 lie about yourself.

-I was hit by a golf ball on my right knee when I was younger.
-I have a name for my flute, “Marina”.
-I think honey badgers are badass awesome.


(This is not actually Karlo’s tattoo. But maybe some day, who knows!) Photo by: SimplyTattoo on DeviantArt.

Recultured is the blogging project of The Social Media Network. How addicted are you to social media?

I use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr. I check my Twitter the most for news and traffic reports, and my Facebook mainly as a communication tool with my friends and family in the Philippines. I’d say I’m pretty addicted mostly to Tumblr, since I always have a Tumblr tab open on my browser and on my phone.

#1 tip for first-years in college/university?

Don’t skip lectures. Please. Don’t.

Why do you write?

I think that writing is a higher form of existence; when we write, we share a part of our existence, not just passively existing for the sake of it. That’s the power of story-telling, the act of partaking with the narration of life.

…or just because writing is so awesome, just like honey badgers.

Recommend one Recultured article written by someone else, and one by yourself.

Dr. Wooo: The Friend Zone by Mark Woo
Is the iPod Dead? 

Lastly, it’s Recultured’s 2nd birthday, what kind of cake would you like?

Blueberry cheesecake!

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