Welcome to Timog!

Timog is a wiki + message board (with blog) for Filipinos in Japan, which I maintain with a little help from friends.

There’s also a Japanese-Filipino Kanji Dictionary that I add entries to from time to time.

If you are a Filipino resident of Japan, you may sign up and post content.

Sections

  • Wiki - Content that that can be edited and updated repeatedly by any user goes here.

  • BBS - Message board (forum) for random discussions.

  • Blog - Fairly regularly updated, longish content. If you’re interested in blogging, please post here. Write about your life in Japan, or almost anything under the sun.

  • Kanjiten - The Japanese-Filipino (Tagalog) Kanji Dictionary. It’s basically a wiki where any user can post and edit entries.

Editing Permissions and Anonymous Mode

In the table below, [Yes] means Anonymous Mode is possible; [No] means not possible.

Section First Post Replies
Wiki Editable for all time by all.
Anonymous Mode [Yes]
Editable within 24 hrs by poster.
Anonymous Mode [Yes]
BBS Editable within 24 hrs by poster.
Anonymous Mode [Yes]
Editable within 24 hrs by poster.
Anonymous Mode [Yes]
Blog Editable for all time by poster.
Anonymous Mode [No]
Editable within 24 hrs by poster.
Anonymous Mode [Yes]
Kanjiten Editable for all time by all.
Anonymous Mode [Yes]
Editable within 24 hrs by poster.
Anonymous Mode [Yes]

Sign up

To post or edit content, sign up with an email address and activate your account. You may use Anonymous Mode in the message board if you don’t want to post under your normal username.

Customize your user profile as you like.

For post formatting, please read the New User Guide.

Really old posts are archived or deleted.

Files

The following files may be uploaded (all file information are deleted from image files):

  • Image files (10MB max) jpg, jpeg, png, gif, webp, heic, heif
  • Video files (100MB max) mov, mp4, webm
  • Music files (100MB max) mp3
  • Other files (100MB max) pdf, pptx, xlsx, doc

To embed Youtube or Vimeo videos: paste link on one line.

To embed an article excerpt (one-boxing): paste link on one line.

A short history of Timog

Timog started out as a vBulletin forum website in 2004 (called Timog Forum), hosted at Timog.com.

It reached its peak at around 2010, becoming “the most preferred online community of Filipinos in Japan as based on the number of members the forum possesses” according to this Asian Social Science study (168kb PDF file).


Timog Forum circa September, 2004 (screenshot from Archive.org).

After the Triple Disaster of 2011 which devastated many areas of northeastern Japan, the stress and drain on resources of maintaining such a large community became too much, and the website finally shut down in early 2012.

Timog 2.0 started in 2020, first as a collection of blog posts and kanji entries in a static website that I was doing at the time, and then finally morphing into its present state, powered by Discourse.

Creative Commons License

Timog content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC-BY-SA 3.0). You may copy and post our content (such as text, images and videos) in your own website as long as you credit us by linking to the original content at Timog.net.

A simple attribution with license like this will do (the word Timog.net should link to the original content):

This content was originally posted at Timog.net (CC-BY-SA 3.0).