About

Hello. I’m Dean Lozarie. I live a deantastic life.

I am a freshman student of the College of Mass Communication of the University of the Philippines in Diliman. I’m currently pursuing a degree in Journalism. Yes, I realize that journalism is a hazardous and low-paying profession, and no, the fact does not faze me. My ultimate goal is to become a lawyer, although a little voice inside me tells me I will spend most of my days writing. I have been a feature writer since the fifth grade in elementary. As a high school freshman I was the feature editor of our school publication; as a sophomore and junior I was associate editor; and as a senior I was head of the editorial staff.

I’m also a bit of a tech aficionado. I own a black 8GB iPhone 3G black 32GB iPhone 4 and a third-gen iPod nano (the fatty). In May 2010 I bought a 13-inch Macbook Pro, my first Apple laptop. Prior to that purchase I ran a dual-boot system (Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista) on my Acer TravelMate 6291.

About the blog

I’ve been blogging for about three years now. In fact, my first blog still stands today. I created Deantastic! in May of 2008. It was originally a blog about technology and the Web, but I later converted it to the personal blog you see today. The content that appears here is a mishmash of pop culture, political news and opinion, and updates on my personal life.

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Achievements, Awards and Accomplishments

  • 3rd place, Feature Writing English – Elementary, 2004 Division Schools Press Conference, Butuan City Division
  • 3rd place, Feature Writing English – Elementary, 2005 Division Schools Press Conference, Butuan City Division
  • 2nd place, Feature Writing English – Elementary, 2005 Regional Schools Press Conference held in Bislig City
  • 2nd place, Feature Writing English – Elementary, 2006 National Schools Press Conference held in Kalibo, Aklan
  • 1st place, Feature Writing English – Secondary, 2007 Division Schools Press Conference, Butuan City Division
  • 3rd place, Feature Writing English – Secondary, 2008 Division Schools Press Conference, Butuan City Division
  • 1st place, Feature Writing English – Secondary, 2008 Regional Schools Press Conference held in Tandag, Surigao del Sur
  • 1st place, Feature Writing English – Secondary, 2009 Division Schools Press Conference, Butuan City Division
  • 2nd place, Feature Writing English – Secondary, 2009 Regional Schools Press Conference held in Butuan City
  • 5th place, Feature Writing English – Secondary, 2010 National Schools Press Conference held in Tagum City, Davao del Norte
  • 3rd place, Online Writing Contest sponsored by the POC, held during the 2010 NSPC in Tagum City, Davao del Norte
  • Caraga Region’s Outstanding Campus Journalist (Secondary Level), 2009
  • 3rd place, Butuan City Water District’s Essay Writing Contest 2009
  • 2nd place, Extemporaneous Speech Contest, Department of Science and Technology National Science and Technology Week 2009
  • Feature editor of The Narra (Agusan National High School’s official English publication) for S.Y. 2006-2007
  • Associate editor of The Narra for S.Y. 2007-2008 and S.Y. 2008-2009
  • Editor-in-chief, The Narra for S.Y. 2009-2010

Copyright

I reserve all rights to all material on this blog. Whenever I use others’ content on this blog, I give credit where it is due—be it a picture taken from another blog or quoted paragraphs from an online publication. I take every precaution to make sure I don’t violate any copyrights on my blog; if you feel that I have done so, please tell me.

If you wish to use any content on my blog, please seek express permission from me by contacting me.

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