Wednesday, March 13, 2019

WHY READ A BLOG

I can give you one great reason why you should read a blog.

More often than not, and across all niches, blogs are a SOURCE OF POSITIVE INFORMATION.

That is If you take away those political and black propaganda sites, viral-oriented and troll-generated blogs - who are either just out to make a profit or commissioned to push a political agenda. You just have to know which is which.

Yes, most blogs are opinion-based and brand-oriented, some are even poorly written or may contain a couple of wrong info but in general they contain news (ideas and experiences) that are fair and uplifting.

Majority of news sites in and out of social media are focused on articles and videos that are depressing. Shocking events that are viral-worthy that people in social media would share non-stop until the whole online community is flooded with NEGATIVITIES. Because people just love sensationalized news.

This is the reason why I TRY MY BEST not to watch the news on television or browse my newsfeed on Facebook and most especially the comment section on news articles. Di lang kasi nakaka-depress minsan nakaka-bobo din.

Knowledge is power? Well not all the time - sometimes it's an addicting drug that can destroy you inside and out.

BLOGS however have that tendency to add humanity on every bit of information. Because MOST don't really care if they trend or not - most bloggers know their place in the sphere.

Media and online news sites have to compete for you know.. ads, ratings, audience shares so they can stay on top of the game leaving them no other choice but to go "tabloid" - many mouths to feed of course.

Blogs, they just don't care about all that. Well at least not as much as media organizations do.

So hurray for blogs and bloggers who kept the faith. Keep on posting POSITIVITY online.

For friends on FB, please do flood my feed with those cute cat and dog photos and videos rather than news about Tulfo, Tokhang, Murders, Politics and other sensationalized stories. 😁🤘😉

ON Being A Blogger And Attending Events

Someone asked me: How do one become a blogger and get invited to events?

I said, well that's two different things. If you really want to become a blogger then you build a website and WRITE (or post stuff). Yes bloggers do get invited in events but that is NEVER the objective.

I had to pay for my first blogging event (which I was invited to BTW, not a gatecrasher) and it was a restaurant review. But I was already blogging for more than a year prior to that.


My most-read articles on the blog are not connected to a brand or a brand event that I was invited to.

Remember your blog's worth is not determined by the number of events you get invited to or the number of PRs you know! That only means you're a better networker. Pa-kape ka naman dyan! 😀👍🤘

MANAGING EXPECTATIONS

Whenever I'm invited to give talks about leadership and management or facilitate workshops for team buildings - whether for students or business organizations - I would always highlight the topic of MANAGING EXPECTATIONS.
Leading.. Managing.. Forming Teams.. - they are all about relationships!


And the key ingredient to ALL successful relationships is clarifying expectations from time to time. Failure to do this usually leads to a lot of complications.

You ask what is expected of you and then you tell the other party your expectations as well. And once you've leveled all expectations to absolute reality, you work on those expections to grow.


This actually applies to all relationships: husbands and wives, parents and children, leaders and members, bosses and subordinates, teachers and students, celebrities and fans, brands and PRs, PRs and media people, friends, colleagues, etc.


And I,..... thank you!!! 😂😂😂

GOD IS NOT HERE

I just realized that back in 92 I was a very troubled youth without any direction. Anthem ko ang "Runaway Train" ng Soul Assylum at "What's Up" ng 4 Non Blondes. Some of the most depressing songs ever.

I was invited to join a Church theater and choir group that year - saying yes to that invitation kinda saved me. I am so glad that I did. It's like I was lost and then I was found. Kailangan lang siguro talaga minsan na willing tayo magpahanap. 🙌

Still broken but I am much stronger now.

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I LOVE people in social media who don't "always" follow the trends (and usually don't give a s#!tload of care) - rare breeds

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GOD IS NOT HERE

It's true. GOD is not on Facebook or in any social media platforms. No matter how many forms, images, quotations of Him you see, GOD IS NOT HERE.

I have seen many friends who have succumb into depression, day after day after day - because they look for happiness, love, peace and hope in here! Friends who have thousands of friends, even hundreds of thousands... and yet still very lonely. Because you know what? GOD IS NOT HERE and you're looking at the wrong places.


But I do know a million other places where you'll find Him - BUT NOT IN HERE.

You say you're not lost and looking for GOD? Well God is looking for you. BUT NOT IN HERE.

You say you don't believe in GOD? Well don't worry because God believes in you. And that whatever storms you're having right now, God knows that you can calm it. BUT NOT IN HERE.

I think I know that you know where GOD is. And that you're just too proud or just too afraid to admit it.

GOD HAS ALWAYS BEEN WITH YOU BUT NOT IN HERE.

*This is an open letter to all my friends here in FB who are troubled right now. I have no bible quotations for you but I do hope you find one for yourself that you could draw strength from. It's a better read anyways, better than all the fake craps you'll find in here.

FIRST QUARTER RAIN OF 2019: Ang Mga Kaganapan Sa Bayan Ni Juan

Relax Lang.
If there is NO solution, then there's NO problem.

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Kahit ibaba mo pa yan ng 1 year old at kasuhan mo ng plunder, kung mayaman at maimpluwensya ang pamilya.. laya pa din yan. Di ba Madam Speaker-President? Mister Mayor? Mga Sirs sa Senado at Congress? 😉

Wala po kasi sa edad yan. Nasa Sistema. Magdadagdag ka pa ng mga ikukulong e di mo na nga mapagkasya sa kulungan yun mga nakakulong ngayon? Bawiin n'yo muna Spratly para may extra space. Lab Yu. 😘😂

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"BATO" could have been one of the greatest local action films ever, if it was a story about Darna's sidekick 🤘

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After mag "mainstream" ng MaxiMango nawala na din ata appeal n'ya sa masa. Dati kasi OA ang haba ng pila pero ngayon mas mahaba na ulit ang pila sa Coco. Parang bigla nila na-realize na kung may kutsara, blender at imagination - kaya naman pala gawin sa bahay lang. 😜😁🤘

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Siguro pag medyo gumagabi na pwede na natin luwagan yun "Keep Right" rule sa escalators. Humahaba na pila sa Kanan tapos walang katao-tao dun sa Kaliwa. Puro pagod na e, ayaw na magsipaglakad. Suggestion lang naman. 😁🤘

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So nangyari na ba sa inyo to while taking a shower?

Pagtaktak mo ng shampoo na akala mo ay paubos na at sasairin mo na lang e hinaluan na pala ng tubig at ayun magkakalat ka sa buong banyo. 😂

I know that it's a Pinoy thing but I really don't understand the concept behind this. Di naman s'ya concentrate bat kelangan haluan ng tubig - dishwashing liquid ba to, paramihan ng ulo na mahuhugasan? 😁

Pwede rin kaya yan style na yan sa Cheez Whiz at Peanut Butter? 🤔

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Mabuhay ang mga uto-uto!

Kung wala sila paano na pangkabuhayan ng mga pulitiko? 😜😂🤘

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Uso po ba yun BACKpack na nakasuot sa FRONT? Ang dami ko kasi nakasalubong sa Cubao. 
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Ang babaw daw ng kaligayahan ng mga bata ngayon - makakuha ng maraming 💜s at 👍s sa posts jackpot na.

Pero tingin ko mas mababaw ata kami noon, maka-tambay lang hanggang madaling araw na di pinapauwi ng mga nanay jackpot na! 😁 Tapos bukas eto sasalubong sa yo pag gising mo ng tanghali 😠😡👊

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Marami talagang taong EWAN.

Tulad ni ATE na sinusundan ko pa LRT, kung makatapon ng kalat wagas, e samantalang kalalagpas lang namin sa isang hilerang trash receptacles (basurahan na sosyal).

Yan ang hirap pag may taga linis e, wala na disiplina. Tapon lang ng tapon kasi may mga naglilinis naman daw ng kalsada.


Ibabalik ko sana kalat nya kaso naka-marathon mode si Ate - so tama, may naglilinis nga... at ako yun kanina. 😳😳😳😩

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Kung ang e-Jeepney itsurang bus.
Ang e-bus kaya itsurang Jeep?

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Napag-isip-isip ko lang: Kung pulitiko ka at tumatakbo sa eleksyon, parang mas "advantage" ata yun meron kang kaso ng pagnanakaw? Mas madami ninakaw mas malaki chances mo? At kung nakulong ka dahil dito, sure na sure ka na talaga na mananalo!

Ang weird ng preferences ng mga botanteng Pinoy. 👍😁✌😘

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TOTOO KAYA? Nag loan pa tayo ng P20 billion sa China so China could SPY on us through the DILG-Huawei CCTV project? 🤔

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Ang TANGA mo na siguro kung alam mo na SINUNGALING e boboto mo pa! ANG TANGA TANGA MO NA TALAGA (All Caps Para Ramdam ng Kaluluwa)! OO TANGA KA!

Sa kumpanya, number 1 requirement po yan! ANG TANGA TANGA MO SIGURO kung alam mo na nagsisinungaling na SA YO e tatanggapin mo pa! OO TANGA KA! Ngayong tanghali na to at magpakailanman!

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Pag ganito katindi ang init yun mga millennials gusto mag beach, yun mga Tito at Tita.. naglalaba.

A LOT OF IDIOTS IN SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media amplifies WHO YOU ARE.

It gave responsible people more power to push for their causes. I used to work in a group that aims to spread environmental awareness and prevent drug abuse. Life before SocMed was difficult when it comes to disseminating important information. Magastos at kailangan mo ng maraming gimmick just to attract your target audience to listen to what you have to say. It's so much easier now.

On the downside, Social Media also empowered IDIOTS. In fact, the online world is closed to being overrun by STUPID, RUTHLESS people and OVERLY SENSITIVE and amazingly IRRATIONAL pricks with cellphone loads and data.

I can give you a lot of examples, latest would be those stupid people on twitter who criticize a medical photo post as being sexist for tagging a little girl as a "Nurse in Training" and a young boy as a "Doctor in Training". What is the problem here? Kailangan ba lahat na lang idetalye sa isang photo? Pag pinagpalit mo ang tag magreklamo naman ang mga lalaki? Bakit pareho puti yun bata walang Black o Asian - racist? Bakit walang representative sa photo ang LGBT? Bakit bata? - child abuse issue naman? Kailangan ba photo album na lang yun pinost na may iba't-ibang tags?

SENSITIVE MUCH? Puro MEMA!

Napaka-ENGOT ng napakaraming tao sa Social Media. Ang daming matatalinong TANGA na nabigyan ng boses sa mundo ngayon, pagbibigyan nga ng jacket ang mga yan! STRAITJACKET!

REMEMBER: Hindi po lahat ng maingay may sinasabi. Yun iba pollution lang.