Maja Blanca, appears word for word complete with one of my photos without attribution to me or to KULINARYA guidebook, on a facebook page of a pretend chef. He purposely didn't link his page to mine and omitted KULINARYA to make it look like he "created" the recipe and cooked it himself, the title of his post is maja blanca, my way. I was told that at least 5 more of his food posts on his facebook pages were directly lifted from other people's blogs and had the audacity of putting a watermark on a photo that he swiped from those blogs. What a loser and a fraud!
I am not angry at him at all; I sort of pity the guy because he's sooo pathetic. He seems to suffer from a Filipino affliction called KSP, kulang sa pansin (desperately seeking attention), and has to steal other people's work to attract readers and friends to his facebook site. And I bet he never even tasted the maja blanca that he declared really delicious which of course were my words, not his. I, on the other hand, know firsthand it IS delicious.;p
I'm aware of at least 2 of my posts that were copied, cut, and pasted somewhere in somebody's blog post. I found out about it because the blogger linked hers to mine but she included in her blog a short paragraph that I wrote along with the recipe. I didn't mind her copying a few sentences because at least she was decent enough to link her post to mine. Another is in the ASK YAHOO where a recipe from my blog was copied and pasted by an answerer but a commenter called him out and linked it to my post. I didn't mind it either, giving the answerer the benefit of the doubt that he was just lazy to link. I have gotten several requests to use my photos both from this blog and my flickr and I have given them permission as long as I am properly attributed and a link is created. Blogging is after all sharing recipes, photos, and ideas and anybody is welcome to use my blog posts and photos in their blog as long as there is a link to the entry and my blog page is mentioned.
To concerned reader: thank you. I really appreciate it.:-)
The page has been removed by facebook just 12 hours after I reported it. I will have to go back to his facebook page to see if there are other posts that he stole from my blog as he has a lot of "recipes and cooking tips" on there that don't belong to him. If you see your recipes and photos on his facebook, click on the report button at the left sidebar and click on infringement of property button and you will be prompted to fill in the boxes asking for the URLs and description.
To fellow Filipino food bloggers: here is the link to his facebook to check if you have one of your posts stolen.