Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Look, who's TALKING!

I am so thrilled that I am one of the speakers for the #CBSTalks: Best Blogging Practices. Who would've thought that I'd be led to this kind of thing from just being a hobbyist in travel writing and photography.

Hope to see you in Cebu this Saturday!

Cebu Bloggers Society (CBS), Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino and Smart Communications present #CBSTalks: Best Blogging Practices #CBSTalks: Best Blogging Practices is one of the major events that Cebu Bloggers Society is holding this year. This initiative manifests the Society’s commitment to promote best practices and nurture professionalism in blogging and social networking. Patterned after the rousing TED Talks, it will feature Cebu and Davao’s best digital influencers who will share their personal inspiring stories of best practices related to content, website management, ethics, and online interactions, among others. Their stories will be captured on film, edited and uploaded on Cebu Blogger Society’s YouTube channel, website and other social media channels. Join us on November 28, 2015, 9AM-4PM at the Jimei Room of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. Admission is FREE!

Visit http://www.cebubloggers.com/cbstalks for more registration details. This FREE event is organized by the Cebu Bloggers Society, Cebu's first and premier blogging organization, established on February 14, 2008.


Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is the Philippines' leading wireless services provider. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino is the official venue of #CBSTalks. The hotel is grandly situated at the heart of the city’s commercial and business district. A convenient 30-minute drive from the Mactan International Airport, the hotel is home to 561 guestrooms and suites, 10 wining and dining outlets, and is popularly known for its superior meeting and conference facilities. With a seating capacity of up to 4,000, the hotel’s Convention Center is outfitted with 4 function rooms and 2 grand ballrooms designed to host all event types and sizes.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Haters Gonna Hate

It's not surprising that the Duterte haters had risen from their graves a day after his announcement. Once and for all, can you do me a favor?

Look around you. Is your city safe, clean, and organized? How about your cab drivers? Do they choose their own passengers and charge more than what the meter shows because "trapik kasi sa EDSA"? Do you drink water directly from the tap, or do you still buy purified water from a water station? Does your city have a free 911 emergency service? If you haven't been to Davao, I urge you to book a flight and experience what the city has to offer, aside from the tourist attractions. Davao City is just one of his success stories.

If he was a dictator in Davao, my family would've migrated somewhere a long time ago. But no, it didn't happen because he wasn't. I just can't stand the fact that there are still people who support candidates that do not have a clear platform; just vague promises. Not to mention some of them are elitists and traditional politicians.

Dirty South Live In Cebu

Cebu, Philippines (November 20, 2015) – Vinyl Entertainment Cebu and LIV Superclub announces a special live performance of International DJ Producer, Dirty South. The Serbian-Australian DJ will be performing live for the first time in Cebu on Saturday November 28, 2015.

Dirty South, aka Dragan Roganovic, the world-renowned DJ, two- time Grammy nominated producer and global festival headliner, is coming to the queen city of the south during his global Find A Way tour promoting his new single, ‘Find A Way’. He has been busy dominating the festival circuit of Coachella, Ultra Miami, and Electric Daisy Carnival but has managed to pump out a remix of Zedd’s Beautiful Now and release a new single.

Dirty South has collaborated with world-renowned producers, including Axwell who he also shared the studio with in creating their Grammy nominated remix of Temper Trap’s ‘Sweet Disposition’. Also known for his massive hit with Alesso, City of Dreams, Dirty South looks to continue releasing hits with his new single, Find A Way.

Catch Dirty South when he performs in Cebu on Saturday November 28, 2015 at LIV Super Club inside City Time Square in Mandaue. With his huge hits and world-class production, Dirty South is set to make the Cebu crowd dance till the sun comes up.

For tickets and VIP table information visit www.vinylcebu.com Follow the Vinyl Entertainment Cebu social media accounts to be updated on special offers and upcoming events. Instagram - @VinylCebu, Twitter - @VinylCebu Facebook – facebook.com/vinylcebu #DirtySouthInCebu

Thursday, November 19, 2015

11.19 Thoughts

Some morning thoughts that I need to post online, for the sake of updating my personal blog.

No fly-zone in RPLL/MNL today until tomorrow, thus all flights to and from Manila are cancelled. I Throughout my shift, I only handled two flights so far, all coming from Mactan-Cebu. Spell boring. Tomorrow, I shall bring my laptop and start editing the photos and videos of our recent KL-SG trip.

Speaking of our recent trip, it was a success! Yey! More trips in the future with  them! I didn't expect KL would be that clean and organized. I thought it's like Jakarta, only that they have a better mass transportation.

Haven't started with my presentation this Nov 28. I was chosen to be one of the resource speakers in Cebu. I will be talking about travel blogging, how I started this career, and how to build your own style in travel blogging. It's gonna be a 15-minute (or less) talk, TEDx style. I'm pretty nervous but hey, I'm comfortable with the topic but I am not sure about talking in front of the crowd. Well, as the saying goes, comfort zone is a comfortable place to live but there's no growth on it.

The world is full of bigots and hypocrites, and that fact alone will forever exist. Sad truth but, there are still people out there who don't belong in that ugly circle.