This is Carl C. Lozano and cclozano.com is my online journal of sorts about embracing life’s beautiful misadventures—learnings from daily hiccups, or when things don’t go as planned, that we rather make the most out of such situations. And hey, you can call me Daddy C.
I wanted to become a Computer Scientist, but no regrets when fate had me earning a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management instead, from the same school where I met my wife, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. My parents didn’t think I’d last four years in college, at a time when alternative music and theater were swaying my focus, but my love for computers and technology in general got me through and made them proud. With no luck in hotels and restaurants, I have since worked my way up in a variety of roles and industries, from education and training to operations management and e-commerce, that made me who I am today as a management professional. Outside of work, I’m grateful for the connections and opportunities from having founded and joined communities of various interests.
When the iPhone first came out in 2007, not only did it reshape the smartphone industry by introducing and influencing many of the technological innovations we have been enjoying since, it also changed the way we capture and share life’s precious moments – what came to be known as iPhoneography, that’s mobile or instant photography – so it’s no surprise that the iPhone has become the most popular camera around the world.
It was the iPhone 3G that convinced me I won’t need other phones (I owned several Nokia smartphones prior) and tagged myself the iPhoneist – relying on it heavily to manage not only my day-to-day activities but to do photography as well, as it has become my camera of choice, having upgraded to the iPhone 4 and almost every iteration after, dropping and breaking several naked iPhones later, I’m now using an iPhone 11 Pro Max protected with a leather case. I tried using other phones and platforms (Nokia’s Microsoft Windows Phone and Android on Samsung’s Galaxy S and Note series) while there’s nothing not to like, in fact they’re sometimes ahead than what iOS devices have on offer, I just had to stick to the contrasting simplicity and complexity of the iPhone.
IGersManila Philippines is the global community for Filipino Instagrammers (or IGers / ay-ji-ers). Founded by Carl C. Lozano (@cclozano) and moderated with Ed Calaycay (@edcalaycay), Petim Maminta (@ipetim), and Pinky Delos Reyes (@pinkipop27), the collaborative group features a colorful blend of cultures and the telling stories behind the photos and videos, spawning unique visual artistry through the daily #9pmhabit visual storytelling habit, with over 25,000 followers to date.
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