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Nokia 8 – Share both sides of the story

So far I’ve read so many positive reviews of Nokia 8, supposedly being the first to offer that dual-sight camera mode and that gorgeously polished aluminum unibody in colors that are simply amazing, will this finally revive the Nokia that most of us (at least in my age) have come to love, the brand that gave us our first mobile phone. This is an Android smartphone (not the Windows Phone of previous iterations), so yes this (and possibly the rest of its Android line up) stands a chance to compete with the bigger guns of Apple and Samsung and gives us, and its still loyal following, more options when in the market for a new phone.

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Trouble as a friend

If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don’t embrace trouble; that’s as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you’ll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it.

:: Oliver Wendell Holmes ::

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Oh they’re just getting started with the MRT-7

It’s been months seeing structures being erected of what looks like circular frames for the new MRT along Regalado Avenue, and traffic’s been terrible since. I didn’t know they’re just getting started until I come across this rather bad news. That could only mean adding an hour or even more to travel time, struggling going out with the limited or closed out lanes and squeezing back in with shortcuts that are already congested. Bring a thick book daily or load up your Spotify with a long playlist, it’s going to be a looonnnggg ride until at least 2018.

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The good morning mentality 

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Please don’t think me rude if I greet you “good morning” even in the afternoon or evening, or at the wrong hour of the day. Not that I have lost the sense of time, but it’s something I picked up from a college friend, a successful real estate broker, whose charisma shines with her infectious laughter and cheerful chatter. When we got together for a video workshop and interview one late afternoon, she started with a “good morning” opening spiel. And as if she knew she’ll be corrected, continued on by saying “it’s because I begin and end my day like it’s always a good morning.”

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Portraiture under pressure

We’re at History Con Philippines 2017 and in the Photo Face-Off Masterclass with Justin Mott, under his eager coaching and cheerful push to be uniquely creative with only 30 seconds, this quick snap won me Top 3 and a prize! As I don’t usually get the chance to join contests, this is really unexpected, what I thought felt like being Miss USA during Pia Wurtzbach’s controversial Miss Universe win!

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Learned from teaching kids social media

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I just have to say yes when IGersManila got invited by SM City East Ortigas to its KidCon 2017 to do Social Media Bootcamp last May 2017. While I initially hesitated, having learned the target audience are kids, I realized I didn’t want to pass this opportunity to impart what little or big knowledge I have of social media. Awesome to be able to help out in educating youngsters on how they can have fun using sites and apps for sharing creative work and interacting with family and friends without getting trolled or bullied.

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Are you a quitter in seat?

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“Quitting in seat” is the more popular use, referring to an employee who decides to stay with a company but is no longer engaged or is just doing enough to keep the job. You may have dealt with one, but quitters in seat are not necessarily problematic employees who fail miserably at the tasks they’re assigned to. In fact, they may have become top performers at one point, then slowly faded in the background having no interest in doing more than what’s expected, for the practical reason of just staying in the payroll. Continue Reading →

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Calculating the math of Hidden Figures

When I got an invite to the press screening of Hidden Figures, I actually thought it’s either a tearjerker movie about body consciousness, of women empowerment or a comedic book adaptation about shaping-up to breakout as a model. While I read snippets of news about it when it released in the US last December, I honestly didn’t have a clue what the buzz was all about, though I got intrigued as it got Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, and already won at SAG, among other accolades. Continue Reading →

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