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 »

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 »

Running for the heart this 2017

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I’m not really saying I’m back, that’s because I didn’t exactly go away. Let’s just say I was mostly offline busy making sure I’d be kissing 2016 goodbye with a smile. It was a tough year, lost my mother to a deadly stroke late February, that left me barely able to focus at work even months after. And when I was about to get things back to normal, by July at our company’s annual physical examination, I was advised by the doctor that I needed to change my daily routine, lifestyle as a whole in other words, as my ECG results indicate I will highly likely suffer the same fate as my parents, who both died from stroke. I already quit smoking more than a year, but my slightly fragile heart deserves a much needed pumping to stay healthy, that’s when I decided I needed to go back to running. continue reading »

Kalabasa Awards 2016 – HSNI/TCSC

It’s that time of the year again, to take a break from our day-to-day productivity battles, kickstart the holiday-feels and recognize not only those who did well with numbers but also our colleagues who stood out by making each working day extra special – routinely funny and bearably enjoyable – with their crazy spiels, scene stealing antics, masquerading their talents without having to ask.

We’ve been doing this for over 10 years now, make no mistake though, this is really just because we’re too serious at what we do we’d like to make fun of ourselves and be the first to laugh about it.

Below are the polls for this year’s Kalabasa Awards, vote for your favorite nominee for Yuga, Eksena, and Talentado Awards. continue reading »

Just kidding

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I can go on forever saying it’s been hectic the past several days, if not weeks, even months. I really am, massively, routinely busy. While I’m not complaining, I thought this has got to change. In my attempt to break this busyness, I signed up to a 24-hour gym, heeding the advice of my doctor to exercise and get back in shape. That seem to add another hour or two to the routine, and my exhaustion, but it felt good this time. It felt good to take care of yourself so you can take care of others, I thought, so I’ve been pushing myself to be strong, healthy, and always ready for life’s misadventures with energy. continue reading »

Foodgasm for #wwim14

Instagram just announced the 14th Worldwide Instameet or #wwim14 to be held over the weekend of September 17 to 18 and this time it’s a call for communities of Instagram’ers around the world to celebrate undeniably everyone’s favorite subject – food. This will not only be food porn (as anything excessive in social media’s tagged with that “p” word), there’s going to be a lot of foodgasm and food orgy! continue reading »