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Vince Golangco: Speaker / Panel Discussion for the JCI Entrep Summit 2010

WIN TICKETS to the EntrepSummit!!! Worth P9,600 pesos!!!

Just tell my why you want them and I’ll pick the best answers. Giving away 4 tickets on Facebook and 4 tickets on Twitter!!!!

You can join both contests for a better chance of  WINNING!

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  • Replace the @YourFriend with your real friend’s Twitter name

Will pick 2 winners from Facebook and 2 winners from Twitter to get 2 tickets each on Aug 25 (total of 8 tickets worth P9,600.00!!!)

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This is “CLICK! Technopreneurs’ Secrets Revealed!” The ePntrepreneurial seminar that will help you learn how these maverick entrepreneurs made it big in the tech field, and how you can too! For tickets and reservations visit www.entrepsummit.com orcall 525-67-92

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For the three years now, JCI Manila (Manila Jaycees) has been staging the Entrep Summit – a gathering of prominent entrepreneurs from different fields who share their experience and life lessons in the hopes of encouraging or inspiring individuals to pursue their entrepreneurial aspirations.  This year, the Entrep Summit will feature trailblazing entrepreneurs who have been successful in tech and digital media related endeavors.  This project encapsulates one JCI-Manila tenet that “economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise” and cement JCI Manila as a leadership organization actively participating in the business concerns of young leaders and entrepreneurs. Being the lifeblood of the Philippine economy, the SMEs should consciously adapt and grow with market changes and take steps to attaining their business goals – thus coining the term “Entrep Summit“.

Proceeds from the Entrep Summit 2010 will go to the various JCI Manila community development activities under the “Dare to C.A.R.E” umbrella program for the Smokey Mountain Community which offers various community services to the area such as scholarship, sports program for the youth, livelihood, mentorship, and education to name a few.

“Service to Humanity is the best work of life.”

August 28, 2010 Saturday, 9:00am SM Mall of Asia Center Stage Cinema

Ticket Prices: P 1,200

Early bird rate: P 800 (on or before August 14, 2010)

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Vince Golangco: Speaker / Panel Discussion for the JCI Entrep Summit 2010



Freelance Writing Workshop with Writer’s Block Philippines

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Manila, 3 August, 2010Three freelance writers dreamt of putting together a group where other writers could be inspired and armed with the proper skills to be more effective communicators.

It may have started out as a wish. But it was also the start of Writer’s Block Philippines, a group founded by Ana Santos, Nikka Sarthou and Nina Terol-Zialcita.

The trio collectively have two decades of experience in freelance writing as a career. Together, their works on lifestyle, travel, arts & culture, changemaking, advocacy, sex & relationships, and women’s issues have been extensively published both locally and internationally.

As freelance writers, they know how much effort it takes to establish and manage their own bylines and how hard it is to make writing a lucrative enterprise.

“Writer’s Block Philippines is the kind of support system that we wished we had when we were starting our own freelance writing careers,” says Santos, a sex & relationship columnist and sexual health advocate. Santos, who also writes about armed conflict in Mindanao, has had her work published in international publications like IRIN News, the humanitarian news agency of the United Nations.

“There’s a misconception that freelance writing does not entail serious work, but it’s actually a business in itself,” Sarthou says. “Aside from practicing the craft, you have to disciplined enough to manage your projects and meet all your deadlines. Through our workshops, we’ll share  practical tips and insights on how to  go about with having a freelance writing career.” Sarthou focuses more on lifestyle writing. She also manages corporate accounts, which give her the flexibility to pursue her other passions such as traveling.

Writer’s Block Philippines conducts writing workshops that cover a wide range of topics to get writers started on their freelance writing career.

The warm reception of their first workshop inspired Santos, Sarthou and Terol-Zialcita to do another run of “How to Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career 2.0” on August 22  and 29, 2010 at Powerbooks, Greenbelt 4,  Makati. The two-day workshop will focus on writing techniques and practical insider information on how to get started with freelancing and is supported by Powerbooks and Travelife magazine.

“We were overwhelmed and also very happy about the response we got to the first workshop which was sold out,” says Terol-Zialcita, who is also a poetess and political communicator. “This session will be beefed up with more hands-on coaching on writing and a section on ethics. We included an ethics portion because we believe in maintaining a high level of professionalism and integrity in writing.”

While the most common avenues for freelance writing may be magazines and newspapers, “How to Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career 2.0” will discuss the variety of non-traditional media and international publications that can be tapped and the nuances of writing for each specific media.

“How to Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career 2.0” will be held on August 22 and 29, 2010. Log on to writersblock.ph@gmail.com or message 0927.850.8280 for more information. Avail of a special Early Bird rate of P3,500 for the two-day workshop by making a reservation on or before August 6, 2010.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Ana Santos:
0917.886.4862

Writer’s Block Philippines believes that writing is both art and craft, both creative and methodical, a form of expression and a discipline. Writing itself is only one aspect of “writing”; a culmination of other processes that make it easier for you to write your piece. Through its workshops, Writer’s Block will bring all these different processes together and teach you how to be an effective writer.

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Win P100,000 by being a Changemaker

The British Council in the Philippines and Starbucks Philippines is currently running a competition called “I am a Changemaker” which is a business plan competition for the best social enterprise idea.  We are giving away Php 100,000 each for winning proposals from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and NCR.  The Php 100,000 is to be used as seed money for them to implement their ideas.  Our partner in this competition Starbucks Philippines will also give out an additional Php100,000 for the proposal that best exemplifies their Shared Planet Criteria.

The competition is targeted towards young people (16-28 years old) to get them more involved in their respective communities.  Aside from the cash prize we are also providing free social enterprise development training workshops courtesy of our partners Ateneo de Manila University and Social Enterprise Development Partnership Inc (SEDPI).  The finalists from around the country have already been selected and will be having their training session from the 26-28 of July at the Ateneo.

There will be a finals competition on 30 July at the Leong Hall of the Ateneo de Manila University where the competing finalists will give a short presentation of their proposal in front of an esteemed panel of judges.  The final judging will take the whole day to view all the presentations but the awarding ceremonies will be from 530PM-730PM. Father Nebres from the Ateneo and British Ambassador Lillie will be present give the awards.


The competition is a collaboration between the British Council in the Philippines and Starbucks Philippines. This is a culmination of a year’s search for social enterprise ideas from our Philippine youth and judging for the finals will be on Friday, July 30 at the Ateneo Leong Hall in the Ateneo Loyola Campus.

The finals are open to the public so feel free to invite anyone interested in social enterprise or at least the ideas of our youth in solving real problems in their community.


How to Make Your Social Network WORK for You

WOW! My guest for my segment “Edumacate Me!” really prepared a lot of stuff for us!

“Edumacate Me!” is a segment that’s part of the radio show called “The G-Spot” w/ DJ Vince G where we try to learn something new every Sunday from the guests that come on air with us at Mellow 94.7

My guest this week is Ms. Carissa Villacorta, the author of the book called “Surreality” and one of the Top 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the US.

Carissa Villacorta talking points for Mellow 94.7 guesting with DJ Vince G

July 25, 2010   830am to 930am

Carissa Villacorta has been practicing Public Relations for the past 8 years in New York City, with clients in Manhattan and the Hamptons

(and author of Surreality)

Contact her at www.carissavillacorta.com

Email carissa.villacorta@gmail.com

TALK TOPIC:

How To Make Your Social Network Work For You (and everyone else)

We always hear about

Intellectual Quotient

Emotional Quotient from a popular book

How about Social Quotient

How to grow in social intelligence

I feel that endorsements and interviews are the two top ways to get a job. So in a way, they’re results of people liking you enough to recommend you or hire you.

How to make the change from being socially inept to becoming socially adept

I am not claiming to be a teacher, as I myself am still a student of life and relationship building

I’ve realized that when I meet new people, I have a tendency to ask not only

How are you?

But also

“How can I help you?”

Though I don’t always say it aloud.

We all appreciate help. Whether in finding jobs, clients, baby sitters, PR opportunities, or making our dreams come true.

Everybody wants to be Cinderella, but they’re not always successful because they want it for themselves. My suggestion is that we all become Fairy Godmothers to each other –We can introduce them to prince charming, make them a dress and take them to the ball. Because only when we are all Fairy Godmothers to each other can we all become Cinderellas too – our dreams come true.

Noone is ever self-made. We are all products of the kindness and generosity of people we’ve met along the way.

And so you can never say thank you enough.

PR for me does not only stand for  public relations, but it means personal relations

You only have one chance to make an encounter count. People may not meet you ever again. Or you may not meet them ever again. So make the 10 minutes they choose to spend with you a positive and pleasant time.

It only takes a moment, to make, or break an impression.

•         A moment is a retail of time.
Make the moment count.

•         It’s not only about the peso counter, but also about the personal encounter
From the onstage impression to the offstage experience

MAKE THAT ENCOUNTER COUNT

Don’t give them a chance to say cute nga pero snob. The best thing people can say about you is “Gwapo na, mabait pa.” Or “Mabait na, guwapo pa.”

What’s the use of knowing a lot of people to look for a job if none of them want to help you? You know those people you don’t ever want to see again? You don’t want to be one of those people right?

George Washington said in his Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior from the 1700s

Everything done in company must be in consideration of everyone who is present

Always be considerate of people who are on the same room, same street, same country – people who are going to be affected, sometimes disturbed by what you do. Ask Is this right, is this decent, is this considerate?

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HOW TO GROW IN SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE

Don’t drop names of people you don’t really know or don’t know you

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.

It’s not who you know it’s who knows you.

It’s not who knows you, its who likes you.

Don’t overpromise. Don’t talk too much. Just do your best, pray for the rest and let the results do the talking.

Try not to backstab. You don’t want to see bloody backs everywhere right? You don’t want someone to have a bloody back. You don’t want a bloody back. So don’t stab people with sharp words, especially behind their backs.

Strive not to improve others, but to improve yourself in patience, tolerance and understanding.

Words can break relationships. Especially those you hear from other people.

Conversations are two-way dialogues. They’re not monologues. There was a guy I’ve hung out with thrice already  before he found out (from someone else) where I worked and what I do.  Then he seemed surprised. That’s because he never asked me.  He kept on talking about himself for hours on end. And I didn’t want to interrupt his monologue.

Here are the top recent realizations I have while learning about PR or what is commonly known as public relations, but what I call Person Relations

1. Showing up is the greatest compliment. Staying in touch is the second best compliment.

2. The 24-hour cancellation policy should apply not only in restaurant or hotel reservations but also in social commitments. It’s hard to book another guest, as much as it is to book a new appointment in your day.

3 It has always been my job / second nature to invite friends and strangers to events and goings on. But I only invite up to three times. Decline it, and you will not hear from me again. (Ping Pong)

4. Just say yes. I’m a yes girl. Yes to all invites, openings and opportunities. Let the wind take you to doors that open up for you. And some doors are opened up through invites.

5. I’m allergic to flakes. I hope noone lets it happen that they’re described as flakes. They’re people who say they’d come but actually don’t.

Inversely, I like it when people come on time – plus points for early. Reliability is key.

5.  Respect your word. I strive to live by ‘And the word was made flesh.’ They say ‘don’t say it if you don’t mean it.’ I say, don’t say it if you won’t do it. Make it real.

6. The easiest thing to do is to be happy for other people’s success. I don’t know why other people find it hard.

7. People must have a balance of confidence and humility. There are some who are painfully shy, and there are some who are PAINFULLY confident. Both are equally disturbing. Strike a balance and you won’t turn others away.

8. I don’t understand how people can make saying sorry a habit. How about not doing anything that requires an apology? And only say you’ll make it up if you really would.

Confident but not cocky. Cultured but not flashy.

Humility, gratitude, honesty, courtesy and genuine interest in others are still key.

Confident but not self-absorbed.
Well-bred but not flaunting.
Accomplished but not flashy.
Initiates but not flaky.
Humility and genuine interest in others are still key.

Rule of the world is give and take. We should all start in giving.

Start happy.

Live in peace.

Show up. Keep your word. And keep in touch.

I love socially adept people. They just know what to say, when to say it. How do they do it, and when did they learn it? Kudos to their parents!

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Miles for Smiles: Will you Run for a Child to Smile?

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Hey guys! So theres this Miles for Smiles runners event where you can help support children who desperately need your help!

Well first of all, you can run individually for just P450 and the proceeds go to charities.

On the other hand, if you put together a team of 10, and each invest P1,500 to run…. you’ll actually be paying for one operation for a child with Cleft! Which would in turn definitely bring out a better smile from that child!

Yes, you automatically thought it’s a bit pricey…. but honestly, you can’t put a price tag on a kid’s smile.

Long story, I can’t run because of my scoliosis, but my sister is! And she already has 9 people in her team including Hannah of FlairCandy.com and other random mixes of people. Can you be that one more person to fill this team and help one more child smile? Please contact me ASAP if you can so I can forward your info to my sister.

The Miles for Smiles Run will be on August 22, 5am at the Fort Bonifacio High Street. We need to register ASAP so please let me know if you can run!

The Miles for Smiles: Will you Run for a Child to Smile?

An Inspiring Story about Faith: The Two Legged Wonder Dog

Faith is exactly the type of inspiration some of us need when we feel like the world has turned it’s back on us. Check out the video and see how one puppy found a way to succeed, and found the way to survive.

Faith is an inspiration and a wonderful story that we each need to hear and share!

I present to you: Faith – the two-legged wonder dog!

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Vlogging Your Way to the Top (My first article in the Philippine Star)

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HEAR ALL ABOUT IT! HEAR ALL ABOUT IT!!!

My first article in the Philippine Star “Supreme” section came out today.

I was asked by Tim Yap and Pepe Diokno to write about the Vlogging / Blogging world!

It’s my first article in the local newspapers here in the Philippines and I’m really excited! Looking forward to having more in there!

My article is titled: “Vlogging your way to the top” which explores the market need for more video bloggers.

Get yourself a copy of The Philippine Star or you can read that article online here: http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=585540&publicationSubCategoryId=448

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Teaching Kids from Smokey Mountain about Blogging

I just got an invite for an opportunity to change lives in a positive way. Tomorrow, Saturday June 19, I’ll be speaking to 25 kids from Smokey Mountain about the powers of blogging. I’ll be telling them about the cool things I’ve been able to do and the achievements my fellow bloggers have accomplished because of a simple blog.

We’re hoping to inspire them to also put their thoughts into words and maybe, just maybe, someone will be able to find their amazing personalities and may be able to help them reach their dreams and goals.

I’m a firm believer that ONE PERSON can make a difference and I’m hoping that positive things come out of this.

Below was the letter I was sent just yesterday. My schedule was full, but I had to clear it up a bit for this really amazing event!

I’ll post updates and pictures after the event! I’m really excited and nervous about this one! Hope it goes well!

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BUHAY KO SA SMOKEY MOUTAIN: Invite from Manila Jaycess

Hi Vince!

Thanks for your support! As we briefly spoke on the phone, VJ and I are doing a project with the Manila Jaycess. Our project, entitled BUHAY KO SA SMOKEY MOUNTAIN aims to teach kids how to use blogging to change their lives. It is a weekly session, starting this Saturday.

For this weeks session, what we hope your talk will achieve is to introduce the world of blogging to the kids. At the end of the talk, we hope that we will create an excitement in the kids that they want to learn. It will be more of an inspirational talk, not a technical talk about blogs. Maybe you can show them your blog (wheninmanila.com) and other blogs. The stories behind the blog is as important as the blog itself. It would be great if you can bring other bloggers or other members of your team =)

The session will start 2 PM but your talk will start 230 PM and end 4 PM. I’ll forward you the map going to the center. This is in partnership with Young Focus Foundation. The center will have 25 computers all with internet access. We can provide you with a computer and an LCD projector if you need to show them any visual presentation like blogs or other stuff.

The event will be documented by Range Finder Philippines.

I have CC’d VJ so if you have any questions, please let us know.

I’m sure the kids will be really excited to have a DJ there =)

Thanks again!

A Short Bio of the Kids:

– High school to college students
– 25 participants
– All computer and internet literate
– Most of the have facebooks and plays farmvilles actually

UPDATE: Here’s some pics and info from that awesome event! Was a lot of fun speaking to the kids! – http://www.wheninmanila.com/teaching-blogging-to-smokey-mountain-kids-buhay-ko-philanthropy-projects/

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I’ll post updates and pictures after the event! I’m really excited and nervous about this one! Hope it goes well!

I’m the Medicol Advance “Blogger of the Month!”

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WOW! This is really cool!

I was selected as the “Medicol Advance Blogger of the Month” for June!

With this prestige they asked me to share some info and advice to help other newer bloggers out there. The Medicol Advance team asked me to write about “How to Become a Web Superstar!” so I gladly obliged!

You can check out my fun & full article: “So You Wanna Be a WEB Superstar?” on the Medicol Advance Winners Circle website here – http://www.medicol.ph/winners-circle

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My Nominees for the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2010

Every year, the blogosphere recognizes 10 blogs who have made a significant impact in shaping this new industry. I wanted to play my part in nominating 10 blogs whom I feel are indeed “Emerging Influential Blogs” for 2010.

Please do nominate and vote for your own blogs of choice, just write a blog post similar to this.

Full instructions for your entry to qualify can be seen here – http://www.influentialblogger.net/2010/05/join-top-10-emerging-influential-blogs.html

Also, don’t forget to post a link to your entry on that original post so that the organizers can see and count your vote.

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My Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2010 (not in any order)

WhenInManila.com – A video blog that highlights the wonderful people, places, events and more about the Philippines!

TekTokTV.com – Talking about Tech? Tek Tok TV is the blog to check out!

SexAndSensibilities.com – Sex & Sensibilities is a very important and informational blog that gives vital info about sexually related topics that we may have a hard time finding anywhere else. This is the blog that our country needs!

KikayRunner.com – A cool blog about a girl power and love for running!

Tara-na.com – A fun blog to read since it’s written with so much passion and a sense of adventure!

Ning4u.blogspot.com – Contests all over the Philippines can be found here! A new chance to win something new every time you check this blog!

HypergearMag.com – OK,I lied, if you’re talking about tech, this is probably the blog to check out!

Project52Weeks.com – 52 weeks a year and 52 short films. Video blogs take more time to produce so the effort put into this blog can really be seen!

FoodieManila.com – Probably THE BEST food photo blog I’ve seen.

Pakshet.tumblr.com – Original artwork with original punchlines! Great place to see some cool stuff!

This event made possible thanks to the sponsors Events and Corporate Video,Budget hotel in Makati, Pinoy Party Food, Copyediting ServicesPR Agency PhilippinesBudget Travel Philippines, and Corporate Events Organizer.

Charlotte Iserbyt – Deliberate Dumbing Down of the World

This is definitely going on my “To-Read” list!

Charlotte Iserbyt – Deliberate Dumbing Down of the World

A WHISTLEBLOWER’S ACCOUNT

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, former Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Education, blew the whistle in the `80s on government activities withheld from the public. Her inside knowledge will help you protect your children from controversial methods and programs. In this book you will discover:

  • how good teachers across America have been forced to use controversial, non-academic me
  • how “school choice” is being used to further dangerous reform goals, and how home schooling and private education are especially vulnerable.
  • how workforce training (school-to-work) is an essential part of an overall plan for a global economy, and how this plan will shortcircuit your child’s future career plans and opportunities.
  • how the international, national, regional, state and local agendas for education reform are all interconnected and have been for decades.


A CHRONOLOGICAL PAPER TRAIL

the deliberate dumbing down of america is a chronological history of the past 100+ years of education reform. Each chapter takes a period of history and recounts the significant events, including important geopolitical and societal contextual information. Citations from government plans, policy documents, and key writings by leading reformers record the rise of the modern education reform movement. Americans of all ages will welcome this riveting expose of what really happened to what was once the finest education system in the world.

Readers will appreciate the user-friendliness of this chronological history designed for the average reader not just the academician. This book will be used by citizens at public hearings, board meetings, or for easy presentation to elected officials.

Publication of the deliberate dumbing down of america is certain to add fuel to the fire in this nation’s phonics wars. Iserbyt provides documentation that Direct Instruction, the latest education reform fad in the classroom, is being institutionalized under the guise of “traditional” phonics thanks to the passage of the unconstitutional Reading Excellence Act of 1998.

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The REAL Value of Social Networking by Seth Godin

A very interesting clip with Seth Godin talking about the REAL value of relationships. He talks about useless stats like Facebook Friends and Twitter Followers who won’t really do much for your business.

Seth Godin says that the real value is in the relationships that are formed when you go out of your way to help people. When you’ve exchange worthwhile ideals. Networking is always important when it’s real and is just a huge distraction if it’s fake. It does not translate.

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Vince at iBlog6 Summit – From the Eyes (and Links) of Other Bloggers

The iBlog 6 Summit was a BLAST!

I had way too much fun talking in front of a whole auditorium of new and veteran bloggers. I was asked to speak about Video Blogging 101. So pretty much the basics of Video Blogging. I of course, added a little twist to this and titled my talk: “Are you Sexy Enough to be a Video Blogger?”

The video will be out soon and I’ll post links to that. You can see some notes from that talk, that were featured in the iBlog6 “Digit@l Magazine” here – “Are you Sexy Enough for Video Blogging?”

Anyway, I just wanted to share some links, insights and pictures from some bloggers I found who were there to see my talk. Hopefully they liked it and hopefully they learned something cool from it. If anything, I’m hopeful people do know that they ARE sexy enough to be a video blogger!

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This pic is fom Karla Redor of http://rockersworld.com

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This one below is from Alex Dizon of http://recyclebinofamiddlechild.blogspot.com

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This next excerpt is from Sai Verano of http://saicyberspace.blogspot.com

VIDEO BLOGGING

I’ve been really planning to make my own channel in YouTube. Although I have one, it only contains my college video projects. It was until yesterday that I realized how video blogging is important to a blogger like me.

The fun video blogging lessons were presented by Vince G. (I’m sorry I forgot the last name). He’s a DJ at Mellow 94.7 (yeah! I listen to that radio station). According to DJ Vince (http://wheninmanila.com) video blogging doubles the power of your blog. I think he made his point. Video can be present in your blog as well as other platforms like YouTube, Vimeo and Veoh. Actually, if you put your videos to these three platforms it doesn’t just double your blogging power but it’s four times better than just publishing an article in your WordPress or Blogger site.

I like it when he said: “It’s not about who you know, it’s about who knows you.” Now that’s one rocking statement! It can somehow be associated to being famous. He showed us some clips on YouTube about famous video bloggers/personalities. He showed us “David After Dentist”, which I couldn’t believe that I never heard or watched before. It was really funny!

Because of that, I got more inspired to make my YouTube channel active. I also have a channel in Vimeo (search for Sai Verano) but I haven’t uploaded any video yet. It’s a channel for business tips and principles.


Ishmael Fischer Ahab of http://theparadoxicleyline.blogspot.com had a quick comment about my presentation:

Vince Golangco’s presentation on video blogging opened up some ideas in my mind. If I will pursue video blogging in the future, his tips and tricks will be definitely useful.


Got some highlights from Rommel Sherwin D. Copuyoc of http://inghinyero.com

09:37 AM – Video Blogging by Vince Golangco

Highlights:
Personal branding is very important.
Video blogging can earn you money.
70% of internet growth will be coming from videos.
Notes
I am expecting a lot of people to come in a few hours. Morning sessions of iBlog6 usually doesn’t fill up Malcolm. Many bloggers (prominent ones) will probably arrive this afternoon. And this hall will be jamapacked.

Vince Golangco is very entertaining. I like it that we are learning something while he makes really good jokes! Its an entertaining presentation. He shows videos and funny clips and still makes a point.

Oh and got cool comments from that blog post at inghinyero.com too

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Anywayz, will post more when I find new ones. Really appreciating the feedback so far! If any new bloggers or video bloggers need help with anything, feel free to drop me a line or add me up on Facebook – http://Facebook.com/djVinceG

Are you Sexy Enough to be a Video Blogger? (how to Vlog)

I spoke today at the iBlog 6 Summit (iBlog6) held at the University of the Philippines.

My topic was Video Blogging 101 with my own little twist. I titled my segment, “Are you Sexy Enough to be a Video Blogger?” and talked about why people should start a video blog, the power a video blog carries and what it can do for you. I then also spoke about common excuses that people give regarding why they don’t want to start a video blog.

Below is my supporting article to my presentation that appeared in the UP Law Center’s Internet and Society Program “Digit@l” Magazine Volume 9 Issue 1.

Find out more about the iBlog Summits here – http://iblogph.org

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Are you Sexy Enough for Video Blogging?
By: Vince Golangco

Long before you and I were around, our great great great great grandfathers used to live by the saying that goes: “It’s all about what you know!” So they poured their blood, sweat and tears into working 12 hours a day and learning a craft to the point where they were better than everyone else. The problem with this concept is that you can be the very BEST at one thing, but if no one knows you’re the best, then you won’t really get much work.

From that splendid point of view came the old saying our great great grandfathers then lived by, that went: “It’s not about what you know, it’s all about who you know!” This concept of course came to life at the dawn of the marketing and advertising era. It was about making connections and seeking them when you need help. It’s a very basic premise that is still used a lot here in the Philippines, especially in politics (that’s a semi-joke). Knowing someone always ensured you could ask for help when you needed it. The problem was that your ask-for-help currency is usually limited. You can only ask for so many favors and people can only do so much for you.

What would be more beneficial to all parties would be you helping other people to find you, when they need you. Help them help you. Thus, in today’s new marketplace and new globalized culture, the new and most effective way of life goes as:

“It’s not about what you know or who you know, it’s all about WHO KNOWS YOU!”

If Big Widget Making Company needed to get someone to make their new widget, and they somehow heard about your excellent widget making skills, they would surely approach you to seek your guidance. If this said Big Widget Making Company need someone to market their new widget, and they somehow heard about your excellent widget marketing skills… well you get the point.

With the internet, we’re each able to promote our own personal brands and inform others about our personal expertise. The person who better markets themselves and promotes their brand will, more often, get the job. This person will get the job even though there may be others more skilled or qualified than he is. But don’t hate the playah’… hate the game.

Blogging and video blogging are some of the most powerful tools to get your name out there.

What’s the difference between a blog and a video blog? Well, it’s pretty simple; video blogging, or vlogging, is twice as powerful as regular blogging.

First of all, a vlog allows for more avenues to publish your work. You’re able to re-post your creative products on other sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, TwitVid and more. Furthermore, most blogs do not do a good job of putting a face on the writer. Have you ever tried remembering a name without a face? It’s much more difficult to remember someone if you can’t recall what they look like. So not adding a logo, or your face, to your blog and brand is a malpractice that most people overlook.

The best practice I’ve seen with vlogs is still having the blog aspect to your post, but having a video that compliments your article. Having the written part helps you with the Search Engine Optimization (SEO), while also giving more depth to your post. What vlogs have though that regular blogs don’t is the ability to feed the need of people to watch TV, or something like TV. Moreover, videos help you feature so much more about your topic that regular words or pictures simply can’t capture.

When I founded WhenInManila.com, I knew from the start that a travel site featuring the Philippines would not be justified with just stories and photos. I knew that this country had way too much splendor to encapsulate into just letters and static images. There was no question that creating a video channel was the best way to properly build this site. The traffic and positive response we’ve gotten as of today is just a small testament of the power of  video blogs.

You’ve most likely heard about internet sensations turning into global celebrities such as Charice Pempengco or Arnel Pineda. Both starting out as no more than YouTube video diary producers but are now international talents. These two individuals did no more than just post videos of their singing expertise.

Now instead of giving you more reasons why you should start a video blog, I’m instead going to give you the most common reasons why people haven’t already started a vlog and also the rebuttal I have for these initial mis-thoughts:

  • “I’m shy”

Let me share a secret with you – Some of the most successful, most popular, and seemingly most outgoing “celebrities” are actually some of the shyest and most bashful people in the world. Being shy is a normal part of being human. Many people are able to overcome this simply by ignoring their internal thoughts or by excessive practice of pretending not to be shy. The secret is that everyone has some level of bashfulness that comes from the basic human need of being accepted. In fact, sometimes the limelight triggers this need for acceptance even more and some people who get thrown into this popularity pool have no idea how to handle all the attention. They eventually start craving the positive attention and slowly start needing more of it to feed and counter their shyness. I constantly recall a friend of mine, named Pam, who’s a professional model. She once told me that she hates dating other models because models are very needy. She said that most other models need you to constantly remind them of how cool, sexy and special they are, or think they are. They need the constant ego boost in order to maintain their level of “unshyness” in order to properly perform their job. They may do a good job at hiding how shy they really are, but the bottom line is that they’re just as introverted as you are, but the difference is that they found a way to overcome this. So if you want to take your brand, or yourself to the next level, then you need to find your own way of overcoming this internal block. Start by contemplating this statement: “Fake it til’ you make it!” Now STOP, and think about it.

  • “I don’t look good on camera” / “I’m not sexy enough to be a video blogger”

This fruitless thought is yet another angle of the shy syndrome that we all need to overcome. We’re fed lies everyday by the television and beauty magazines. They dictate to us the need for excessive make-up and photoshopping skills in order to look like what the ad agencies and big corporations think we should look like. This is a trap that we should not fall into:

“Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.”  – Steve Jobs, Apple CEO

It’s a new world and the dawn of social media has moved the control of what we think is beautiful from the advertising agencies to the end users. No longer is this an era of supermodels with fake tans and breast implants. Today’s Web 2.0 world dictates that the normal people are the more beautiful specimens. It’s all about what’s real today. Believe me, you are more beautiful and more real than half the fakers on TV today.  Now you just need to adjust your own self to think the same way.

  • “I don’t think I have anything significant to say or share”

Are you religious? Do you believe in women’s rights? Who do you think will be the best president for our country? Do you like cats?

You do have an opinion and you do have something significant to say. Having an opinion of something does not mean you have to be a certified expert in that field. It’s just what it is, an opinion. There is no need for a degree in law or political science to share your opinion on who you think will be the best president for the country. You can vote for whoever you want and have your own thoughts on why this is so. Some people will think you are an absolute idiot for thinking one way, while other will also think that you are an absolute genius for thinking the same exact thoughts. So just say it as it is. Get a camera and let people know what you think. Don’t expect everyone to agree with it. It’s actually a good thing if some people disagree with you. It means you have a good point. It means you’re challenging things. It means you are a leader. Good leaders are the ones who always challenge the status quo. Be that leader!

  • “I don’t have the tools to create videos” / “My camera is not the High Definition / Blue Ray quality that’s needed for online videos”

When I first started my vlog, WhenInManila.com, I thought I needed the best quality cameras and the best equipment known to man. It wasn’t long before I realized that the internet does not have such stringent entrance fees as I thought it would. This is one club that lets everyone in. This is not to say that you should produce material of low quality, instead it just means that sometimes, real videos that are less fabricated and more personal are more appreciated online. So that means cell phone cameras and digicams work just as well, if not better for the YouTube community.  You don’t need an entire production crew. It’s all about producing quality content with the tools you already have. iPods, digital cameras, your phones and even webcams are more than enough to get you started. Worry about content rather than equipment.

  • “I don’t know how to edit a video”

I live by this quote that says: “The man who says ‘I CAN’ and the man that says ‘I CAN’T’ are both right. Which one are you?”

So it all starts with the right attitude. If you’re willing to learn, then I guarantee that you will. In fact, video editing (like so many other things in life) is much easier than you may think. I still use the basic program for most of my video editing needs. You can actually download it for free, just search for “Windows Live Movie Maker.” It’s is the bare necessity / basic video editing program that will not leave you confused like a grandma on Facebook. There aren’t too many options or buttons but it still has more than enough to get you going. You can cut, paste, add videos, add pictures, add music and even put a watermark. It should take you no more than a few tries at this to be an expert at editing videos with this program. All it takes is the right attitude and the initiative to do so.

  • “No one will watch me anyway”

Well what do you have to lose? It may take some time but if you do put out anything with decent quality, you’ll start finding your niche and you’ll start getting the support you need. It’s no secret that every blogger, video blogger, or TV star started out with one fan – their mom. Though with the right marketing tactics and persistence, all these people start building an audience of people who appreciate them for who they are and what they do. You don’t need to have any super talents. Sometimes, people appreciate you for exactly what you can bring to the table. In fact, this sometimes makes people more attracted to you as they feel like they can connect with you. They end up feeling just as simple as you are and thus they appreciate you for what you have to say, no matter how insignificant you may think it is (refer back to advice on you thinking that you don’t have anything significant to say or share).

The relatively low cost of starting an online channel has made video production much easier. In fact, marketers and bloggers today like going by the phrase: “Ready, Fire, Aim.” It’s a statement that means you can adjust your content toward your audience. Just get started with what you have in mind and worry about adjusting and tweaking it as you go along. It won’t cost you anything anyway. Go ahead, fire when ready!

  • “People might say mean things about me and my videos”

Yes they will. I won’t lie, there are a lot of “haters” out there who do nothing but try to drag people down. The one piece of advice I remember from Filipino internet sensation Christina Gambito, better known as HappySlip, was that you need to ignore all the negative comments and downbeat people. They will be out there and you just need to do your best to produce what you feel is quality videos and content. The rest will fall into place on its own.

Most are hindered from starting a vlog simply by their own selves. Well, it’s time to overcome your personal walls and turn yourself into the next internet video producer. With the right attitude and some practice, you’ll be the next video star faster than you can say “YouTube Sensation!”

Believe me, it’s a lot easier than you think.

“The greater danger for most of us, is not that our aim is too high and we miss it,
but that it is too low and we reach it”
–Michelangelo

Vince Golangco is the Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of WhenInManila.com, a top video blog and digital content provider in the Philippines. Aside from blogging, Vince is also a Radio DJ on Mellow 94.7. Moreover, he is the host of “Tek Tok TV” (Tech Talk TV), a show on the Global News Network (GNN) which talks about the latest trends in technology, gadgets, the internet, blogging and other geeky stuff. You can find out more about him on Twitter.com/VinceGolangco or on Facebook.com/WhenInManila.

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Are you Sexy Enough to be a Video Blogger? (how to Vlog)

Life Happens… One Song at a Time

It hasn’t been too long yet since I started my job as a radio DJ on Mellow 94.7. It’s one of those jobs that I thought could only be a dream, and no more. Fortunately for me, I never really limited myself with my own glass ceiling and instead, naively set out to conquer the world.

Now as most of you know, there are many things in life that seem extremely simple from the outside looking in. This false impression makes many Guinness world records seem easy enough for a child to accomplish, but can be unexplainably complicated when you’re doing it yourself.  Well, DJing, is not really one of those jobs. It’s pretty easy, if you don’t stress out like an autistic genius in a room full of network marketers. Well, right now, I’m that autistic dude with pyramid scheming fudgetards approaching me left and right.

I don’t know why, but I have a tendency to want everything to be perfect, and it stresses me out when it’s not. Furthermore, I like planning things out two weeks in advance. So when I’m sitting in that DJ booth, two things usually happen. One – I try to plan the perfect shpeal uhhhh….. stutter… stutter…. I mean…. spiel… the perfect spiel every time I go on air. And two – I try to plan out the next hour full of adlibs, greetings, song requests, music, ads, time checks, sponsorships and the kitchen sink! Often, this results in a cluster f*ck of craziness.

So instead, I sat myself down and remembered the last time I was in a high pressure situation. It was my junior year of college and I (for reasons I still do not comprehend) ran as president for this international business organization, and WON. I was there at the first meeting with my team discussing (what seemed to be) the 500 tasks we had to accomplish within 8 weeks. This included raising a few thousand dollars, organizing two charity events, setting up professional mixers, interviewing about 50 professionals, taking in-depth exams per week, preparing presentations every week and more! Just imagine Donald Trump’s show, “The Apprentice,” with less glamor, more work and MORE DONALDS breathing down your neck!

I almost had a nervous breakdown that night.

With ways unknown to me, I somehow made it through that first meeting. Then, I somehow made it through the first night, then the next morning, the next afternoon, the next day and so on.  Eight weeks later, I was amazingly able to accomplish all the goals set out for me and my team. What I realized, was that you have to take things one step at a time.

“The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Chinese Proverb

I was stressing out when I thought of ALL the millions of things I had to do for the next eight weeks. Coz let me tell you, there was A LOT! But, if I break it down to one task at a time – one phone call, one email, one idea, one little meeting; then the big giant stress ball doesn’t seem so huge anymore.

I realized this while I was at work today.  I started to just worry about my next song, instead of the next 240 minutes. There is a lot you do need to do in radio – pick your songs, read some greetings, check messages sent over text, messages on Facebook, read the ads, make sure the right ads are playing, play sponsored songs, make sure your volume is ok, prepare the phone patch, get your background music going, give a time check, talk into the mic, get your news ready, then all back to getting the next song ready again coz the amount of time it took me to write this already caused that one song to pass….

Get it? Lots to do. But, instead of stressing on all that. I just need to take things one song at a time. It makes everything a lot simpler.

Somehow, they haven’t fired me yet from this DJing thing. So I guess I must be doing ok. One song at a time, I’m pretty good at that.

“Yard by yard, life is hard. But inch by inch, life’s a cinch!” -anonymous quote

Anyway, that’s my two cents for the day. Hope it helps you somehow. But I gotta go now…. My next song is up…

“Hey what’s up you’ve found “The G-Spot” Radio Show with me, DJ Vince G!”

“Up next is the song….”

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Life Happens… One Song at a Time

Find “The G-Spot” with DJ Vince G

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Taiwanese American Idol Sings Like Whitney Houston, Exploding Cars, Einstein and my other On Air Rants – Mellow 94.7

“The G-Spot” with Vince G ! On Air Mellow 94.7 – Sunday April 11, 2010

You’ve found “The G-Spot” with Vince G.

Listing down all the stuff I talked about on air in case you wanted to check it out and edumacate yourself with the info. =)

Today, April 11, 2010. You’ve found “The G-Spot” with me, Vince G!

Tune in on Mellow 94.7 every Saturday from 6-9am and Sundays 6-10am to find “The G-Spot!”

Or listen online – http://bit.ly/Mellow947 or Mellow Interactive

Find me on Facebook.com/djVinceG

or on Twitter.com/djVinceG

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Video pick of the day –

Taiwanese shop worker Lin Yu-chun sings cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” Impeccably! Becomes overnight internet sensation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7NNr_qrmDA&feature=topvideos

The picture is of Taiwanese sensation Lin Yu-Chun who is next to a picture of Albert Einstein…. or as some call him, Susan Boyle.

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On This Day – April 11

1900 – US Navy’s 1st submarine made its debut

1906 – Einstein introduces his Theory of Relativity

1960 – 1st weather satellite launched (Tiros 1)

1961 – 15th NBA Championship: Bos Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 1

1983 – 55th Academy Awards – “Gandhi,” Ben Kingsley & Meryl Streep win

1992 – Euro-Disney opens near Paris

And these are the top songs on this day in the 80s

1989 She Drives Me Crazy Fine Young Cannibals
1988 Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car Billy Ocean
1987 Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now Starship
1986 Rock Me Amadeus Falco
1985 We Are the World USA for Africa
1984 Footloose Kenny Loggins
1983 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
1982 I Love Rock ‘n Roll Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
1981 Kiss on My List Daryl Hall & John Oates
1980 Another Brick in the Wall Pink Floyd

Extra info….

Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

Deals with the perception of time and distance by observers in different frames of reference which are moving with respect to each other. An observer in one frame perceives that time is slower and distances are shorter in a different frame.

Also postulates that the speed of light is perceived to be the same in every frame of reference, and that no form of matter or energy can travel faster than light.

A theory by a man called Albert Einstein (with a crazy hairstylist) which clearly defines :
0. E = MC^2, thats E for energy, M for mass and C for speed of light!
1. No matter can excede the speed of light
2. Speed of light is constant for all, irrespective of their motion.
3. You can not go back in time and have sex with elvis or anyone for that matter!

Fact or Fiction

If you fire a bullet into a car’s gas tank, the car will explode.

FICTION

Don’t believe everything you see in the movies. Cars practically spontaneously combust on the big screen, but in real life it takes a very specific set of circumstances for a car to turn into a ball of flames.

In order for a car’s fuel tank to catch fire, it would have to rupture in such a way that the gas sprays out in a fine mist at a concentration of 0.8 to 6 percent gasoline vapor in the air and come into contact with an ignition source. Since gas tanks are pretty well protected, and the ignition is at the other end of the car, this is pretty darn unlikely.

To further contradict the world of movie physics, bullets do not spark, so while a bullet can make an unsightly hole in the side of the car and an annoying leak in the fuel tank, it will not cause the vehicle to instantly explode.

Reason to party today – coz it’s happy hour somewhere in the world.
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Quote of the Day

Journeys are not measured in miles or kilometers, but by the number of friends you make…

iBlog 6 Philippines Summit Schedule of Events and Registration

The 2010 iBlog Summit is one of the top internet marketing and blogging conferences in the Philippines to date. It is an event organized by one of the top online entrepreneurs, Janette Toral of DigitalFilipino.com.

It’s a two day event full of the top speakers in the geek tech world. OF course, you”ll have me speaking about Video Blogging 101. It’s scheduled for April 16 and 17.

The first day, April 16, Friday, of the iBlog Philippines Summit is has speakers and presentations targeted towards businesses and entrepreneurs while the second day, April 17, Saturday, is more focused on blogging.

iBlog: The 6th Philippine Blogging Summit will be on April 16 and 17, 2010 at the Malcolm Theater, UP College of Law, UP Diliman, from 8 am to 5 pm. This event is FREE. Note that the first 250 registered participants to come early (on or before 9 am) will be given food stub and participant kit. Afterwards, remaining food stubs and participant kits shall be given to early walk-ins. iBlog6 will be two days this year. The first day (April 16) is targeted for businesses and entrepreneurs wanting to understand how to tap blogs as a medium to promote their products and services. The second day (April 17) is meant to everyone interested about blogging.

If you want to come to this, all you have to do is register online. The iBlog 6 Summit is FREE. All you have to do is sign up here – iBlog 6 Summit Philippines

Here’s a schedule of events for the iBlog6 Summit

Day 1: (Friday April 16, 2010)
09:00AM to 09:15AM – Opening Ceremonies (National Anthem, Welcome Remarks by JJ Disini)
09:15AM to 09:35AM – Blogging for Business: Tapping Bloggers to Generate Buzz (Janette Toral)
09:35AM to 10:10AM – Advertising in Blogs (Abe Olandres)
10:25AM to 12:50AM – Break
10:50AM to 11:10AM – Sponsor Talk (Ivy Jean Vibar)
11:25AM to 11:45AM – SEO & Blogging to Promote Your Business (Francis Gary Viray)
12:00PM to 01:30PM – Lunch / Networking
01:30PM to 01:50PM – Measuring Blog Buzz (Carlo Ople)
02:05PM to 02:25PM – Legal Concerns in Blogging for Business (Emerson Bañez)
02:40PM to 03:00PM – Break
03:00PM to 03:20PM – Blogger and Advertiser: What is the Win-Win Relationship? (Diana Paterno)
03:35PM to 03:50PM – Online Attraction Marketing (Manuel Viloria)
04:05PM – Raffle and Group picture taking.

Day 2: (Saturday April 17, 2010)
08:45AM – Opening Ceremonies (National Anthem & Welcome)
09:00AM – 09:20AM – Blogging 101 (Hannah Villasis of FlairCandy.com)
09:35AM to 09:55AM – Video Blogging 101 (Vince Golangco of WhenInManila.com)
10:10AM to 10:30AM – Photo Blogging 101 (Juned Sonido)
10:45AM to 11:00AM – Break
11:00AM to 11:20AM – Blog Policies (Emerson Bañez)
11:35AM to 11:55AM – Blog on Mobile (Racquel R. Cagurangan)
12:10PM to 01:20PM – Lunch / Networking
01:20PM to 01:30PM – Performance (UP Concert Chorus)
01:30PM to 02:15PM – Political, Online Community, Social Media, & Election Blogging 2010 (Marck Ronald Rimorin and Noemi Dado)
02:30PM to 02:50PM – Launching Successful Blog Contests (Jinoe Gavan)
03:05PM to 03:20PM – Break
03:20PM to 03:40PM – Impact of Blogging to the Community (Joseph Gonzales)
03:55PM to 04:15PM – SEO: A Must for Making Money Online (Marhgil Macuha)
04:30PM – Raffle, i Blog Video Contest Winner Announcement & group picture taking.

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Speaking at the Junior Achievement of the Philippines Inc. (JAPI) Awards Night

I just found out about this organization,  the Junior Achievement of the Philippines Inc. (JAPI), as I was asked by my friends, at Ex-Link Events to speak and host their awards night.

It’s a cool organization that helps college kids to get  a feel for the corporate business world. I was thoroughly impressed by the level of professionalism and drive that the college students had.

See each college / university has it’s own chapter of the Junior Achievement of the Philippines Inc. (JAPI). Each chapter represents a company that the students need to run and manages just like a regular corporation. They have products to sell, campaigns to market, customers to satisfy and deadlines to meet. At the end of every year, they all come together for an annual toast and awards ceremony to honor the stand-outs of each university.

JAPI IN A NUTSHELL

Junior Achievement is a singular achievement of a unique youth development program for tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and business leaders.
In JA, you “learn business by doing business”.

JA is a practical economic education program
Organized and manage your own small scale business
Guided by adult advisers/consultants from the business community

You can find out more about JAPI on their website http://japionline.org

It sort of reminds me of my business organization from my own alma mater San Diego State University (SDSU). I was the President of the premier international co-ed business fraternity – Alpha Kappa Psi. This decision of mine to join an organization that promoted growth, professionalism and leadership was probably one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. Not just because of all that professional mumbo jumbo, but also because I met like minded individuals whom I know now as my best friends.

Just thought I’d share some thoughts on this in case anyone still in school is reading. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend that you find and join an organization that is in tune with your own personal ideals. Whatever it may be, just get involved. Join an glee club if you like singing, join a cosplay club if you like anime, join a dance club if you like dancing, join a drama club if you like acting. Whatever it is you like, find others who enjoy it to and surround yourself with people who will accept you for who you are and push you to greater heights within that realm.

Just my two cents. AKPsi for life!

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And here are some pics from my college organization. The premier international co-ed business fraternity from San Diego State University (SDSU) the Mu Sigma (MS) chapter of – Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi)

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“How to Train Your Dragon” 3D Movie Review, Trailer and Info

****MINOR SPOILERS ALERT!!!!****

There weren’t any BIG events of exaggerated movie trailers. There wasn’t even much news or even a hint of a buzz about this movie prior to it’s release. Randomly, I’m not even sure where, I briefly heard of some news about a surpirse movie hit that made millions upon millions over the weekend. I didn’t pay much attention to it as I was busy and had a million other things to do.

Then comes Wednesday, I worked the DJ booth at Mellow 94.7 for a mid morning shift then had to run off to a couple of meetings. The meetings were held at the Araneta Center area so I obviously would take advantage of this situation and have some Singapore Chicken Rice, my favorite restaurant there. Afterwards, FlairCandy and I decided to take a break from our crazy month of March and watch a movie. I’m REALLY happy we did.

I started to look online, while at Krispy Kreme, for movie reviews and went to RottenTomatoes.com. The first movie on their list was the new release “How to Train Your Dragon.” What immediately surprised me was the 97% approval rating plus the unlimited good reviews for this movie and how it made $47 Million at the box office last weekend! I automatically remembered the earlier news I heard about that surprise movie blockbuster. So we set off to see this animated dragon movie!

Oh here are two of the trailers for the “How to Train Your Dragon” movie. Though I must admit that these trailers SUCK! These trailers in no way depict the powerful emotions and wonderful delights that the actual movie portraits. I’m not sure if it helped out the movie as people were probably not expecting a lot from this, and thus got pleasantly surprised when the movie was actually good. Anyway, “How to Train Your Dragon” Movie Review below the trailers –

Fast forward to after we watched this 3D movie…

WOW!!!! That was totally like AVATAR GOOOODDDDD!!!!

EVERYTHING about this movie hit the mark! The dialogue was witty! The script was well written! The voice acting was perfect! The cinematography was captivating! The animations were great and the story was the best feel-good-but-not-too-cheesy amazingly awesome story ever!

“How to Train Your Dragon” is pretty much a story about fitting in. It tells it in such a way where you are drawn back to when you were a child, simply yearning to be accepted.

The main character for “How to Train Your Dragon” is Hiccup, the son of the Viking Leader who’s not quite “Viking Material.” He goes through this movie thinking that he just wants to fit in and that he need to be like everyone else. It isn’t until he meets a flying, fire-breathing dragon that everything starts to change.

Now what’s even better about this movie is the very unique approach to dragons. The movie had fat dragons, “suicide-bomber” type dragons, tiny dragons, two-headed (one head which releases gas and another head which ignites the gas) dragons, boiling-water releasing dragons, giant dragons and more.

Moreover, this movie ends up depicting the dragons as cats, which actually worked out really well. We all know how much the world, especially the internet, loves cats! We can tell because of the number of hits any video on YouTube gets just by having a cat in it. Furthermore, the success of sites such as “lolcats” is another testament of our fascination with cats. So the movie does an excellent job of implementing this love for furry little miowsters!

Again, everything about it ended up fitting in perfectly. This was a beautifully written movie that translated perfectly to the big screen which can entertain adults and kids alike. Of course, I only speak from the point-of-view of an overgrown kid… discretion is advised.

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Emblaze Art Fair in Makati

WhenInManila.com is an official media partner for the Emblaze Art Fair.

Check out their video commercial here – EMBLAZE: Play. Shop. Create.

This event is put on by the students of the University of Asia and the Pacific.

It will be held on March 14,2010 at the  Makati Sports Club in Salcedo Village Makati.

Check out the flyer below for more info.

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The Presidential Cup has Begun! EVERY Gulp Counts!

The world famous voting event known as the Philippine Elections are soon to be underway.

The last time I was in the Philippines for an election was waaaay before I really cared any bit about politics or anything with the adult world. I was much more concerned about Transformers, GI Joes, He-Man and the Thundercats back then. But now, this is something important that will affect the lives of millions.

On the ballot are a bunch of crazy candidates. We have a guy who has an expensive last name, a guy who is a business tycoon from the streets of Compton (locally known as Tondo), a guy who was kicked out of the club but really wants to come back, a girl who wears the pants and quite a few more mixed nuts in there.

Anyway, what I found really interesting about this American Idol copycat of an event, is that we may know who will win this Philippine Election thing through 7-11. No I’m not talking about a July 11th. I’m talking about your favorite “I need a Slurpee at 2am” convenient store!

7-11 has launched a campaign to try and gauge who will win this Dance-off. With their Presidential Cup, you get to cast a vote with every cup of sugar water that you buy!

It’s a great strategy to play on the emotions of people. I’d really like to see if this does end up raising sales because your candidate is lagging by a Coke and three Sprites.

All you have to do us make sure you pick the cup of the candidate you support. The cashiers at 7-eleven will then scan the barcode of the cup and your vote will get entered into the system. You can check the stats on 7-elections.com.ph. Now you can literally drink to your candidate!

So go ahead people! Cast your vote and buy your cup so that 7-11 can tally the scores and predict the outcome of this crazy race. If they get it right, I may have to tap 7-11 for some info on the horse races too…

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The Presidential Cup has Begun! An inside look at this cool marketing campaign

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