#MotivationalMonday; Why Giving Up is Not An Option?

 Well, it’s July 31, 2017 and it is the end of the month. Happy Monday and congratulation to all of us because we made it; we successfully conquered the whole July. Are you ready for August? Well, if you’re not yet ready, then let me share you a motivational post to start up your August.

Why we should not give up on our first attempt? Simply because the “second, third, fourth and so on” are still available. If you failed on your first shot then you have to move forward. This principle is applicable to all the aspects of life.

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In a relationship, when the first attempt is not working, then you have to let it go and move on to the next one. In a contest, when you didn’t win on your first try, then you may join another time. In a job interview, if you didn’t make it on your first job interview, then go ahead and submit another resume to other companies. Truly, it is easy to utter those advises but in reality it is honestly depressing and tiring if you’re in the situation and I’ve been there. Initially, when I was not hired on my first BPO interview – it destructively affects me. I started questioning myself and doubting on my capacity.

I got failed seven times in seven BPO companies. Undeniably, I felt loaded deep within since every unsuccessful interviews, it decreases my confidence and simultaneously it lessen my bank savings because I really have to spend money in every interviews for my allowance. Yes, that was hard-hitting and I reached to the point of giving up. However, if I’ll give it up, it means I’m a loser considering that there are still other companies that are continuously hiring. In addition, you’re not just losing a chance to earn but you’re losing your whole totality – self belief.

With that mindset, I kept applying and using those experiences from my futile interviews. Unconsciously, I went numb in every interviews and I became fluent because of doing the same things over and over. My gosh darling, majority of the questions in the interviews are almost the same; and it is a massive foolishness if you’re not gonna familiarize and used to it.

Furthermore, that scenario is the same in committing a relationship, as you experienced failures, you’ll become more mature and I’m pretty sure, you knew already what to do on next. Besides, it is idiocy if you’re gonna repeat the same mistakes.

 Until I got hired!

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Indeed, as a person who experienced those failures, I must say that “giving up is not an option” mostly if the battle if worth for the fight. Keep trying and don’t dwell on your mistakes. Remember, Miss Pia may not be able to wear the crown of Miss Universe without losing her first attempt.

I hope that this post motivates you guys.. Until next Monday for my #Motivational Monday.

When Is The Right Time To Start Youtubing and Blogging?

On April 30, 2017, a web designer and a Youtuber John Daniel Castillo collaborates with Jonathan “Tansyong” Orbuda for an interview that highlights about the E-commerce of doing Youtube and maintaining blog. The said interview was held at Youtube Space Manila in BGC, Taguig City.
“When do you suggest people to go on Youtubing and Blogging?” Castillo asked Orbuda.

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Watch the video clip below as Mr. Orbuda answers the technical questions about Youtubing and Blogging. This is just a short footage of the interview since the whole footage belongs to the channel Code@Kwento.

Meanwhile, you can subscribe to Mr. Castillo’s Youtube Channel. His niche is about web design, E-commerce and more personal vlogs.

Watch also his Behind the Scene Experience during the Youtube Pop-Up Space Manila.

πŸ“Ή WATCH: Let it Go –Frozen Parody of Philippines.

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In the movie Frozen, the sound track entitled “Let it go” became hit in the whole world. It is a song wherein the character named ELSA performed in the middle of the snow. Due to its popularity, various parodies were created. But one parody made me laugh- performed by Rapunzel, a Transpinay who is working as a floor manager in a Hosto Bar situated in Malate Manila. I met her during my visit in the bar where she’s currently working.

Her parody is truly related to the Philippines (specifically Manila), because she executed it in the middle of typhoon while her area was flooded. She took advantage of the flood and created a random video portraying ELSA in the movie. The set of a real flooded area instead of snow made her video more viral online. She also wore a blue fairy costume emulating Elsa’s character.

Pampalipas oras lang namin yun(That was just an ice breaker)”, Rapunzel said.

Wala kasi kaming customer the entire night dahil sa baha, kaya naisipan nalang namin gumawa ng video (We had no customer that whole night due to the flood, so we come up the idea of creating  that video)” she added.

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πŸ“Ή How Do I Think Of A Topic In My Blog? , A Fan Asked.

Hello guys, in the video below, an avid fan and my YouTube viewer sent me a list of questions in my Facebook Page. He just started a blog and wanted to know some tips coming from your humble blogger. Well, it is my first time to do a Q and A video due to the fact that I am just new in YouTube. But honestly, I love it because I discovered how to be more interactive to my viewers by answering questions.

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I hope that I can do more Q&A videos in the future.

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πŸ– Tips and Tricks on How to Travel Cheap To Panglao, Bohol.

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May 12, 2017 - my second day of my Bohol Travel. Originally, I was supposed to be attending the continuation of the SINHS Grand Homecoming. Morning on that day was a parade of the batches but I decided not to attend the parade because I want to go to Panglao. It has been six years, the last time I experience the beauty of Dumaloan Beach. And so, I left San Isidro and rode a bus at 6:00AM going to DAO bus terminal.

I arrived 7:30AM at the bus terminal and grabbed some bite. I waited the mall to open at 10:00AM so I can buy stuff that I can bring to Panglao.

Island City Mall A.K.A ICM is the only biggest mall in the Province of Bohol (aside from Bohol Quality and Plaza Marcela). It is located adjacent to the Bus Terminal in Dao, Tagbilaran City. Beside the Bus Terminal is the wet and dry market where you can buy fresh sea foods which quite affordable in comparison to the mall prices.

For you to get to Panglao Island, you have to ride a jeep via Panglao but make sure to ask if the said jeep will pass by at Dumaloan Beach to avoid waste of time since there are two routes which both pass Dumaloan Beach but one of those routes will save your time. The jeep leaves continuously when it’s fully occupied. The fair is amounting to 20-25PHP which takes 30-45 minutes drive. Just advice the driver to drop you off at the corner heading to Dumaloan Beach or you can just ask other passengers to remind you if you’re already there.

From the drop point, you can just go ahead and saunter towards the beach front. On your way, you can see a lot of eateries where you can buy “ready to eat foods”.  You can take a tricycle but I strongly recommend you to just walk since it’s just 10mins away from the main highway.

There are many resorts to choose from – Dumaloan Beach Resort (Public), Dumaloan Beach Resort (Private), Bohol Beach Club, Panglao White Beach – depending on your budget and needs. If you’re a shoestring traveller, then go to Dumaloan Beach Resort which is affordable of them all.  Tables, Nipa Hut, cottages and rooms availability are based on the demand; the prices range from PHP-200 (table) – PHP 3000 (hotel room) still depending on your stay – daytime, night-time or overnight. Charging station is also available at the frontdesk which cost you PHP20. This is being offered to those visitors who occupied the tables or Nipa hut as there’s no power provided on the top of the rent. Power is only provided if you stay overnight with corresponding price.

Availability of foods is not a problem because there are wide arrays of restaurants and bars at the beach. You can even go to another resort if you’re gonna eat there. If you decided to stay overnight then changed you decision later, make sure to leave at 7PM as public transportation going back to Tagbilaran City is no longer that many.

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At 5:00 AM, May 13, 2017. I walked again heading back to the main highway to watch out for a jeepney going back to Tagbilaran. You can also ride a tricycle going to Dao Bus Terminal for a different price but make sure to haggle.

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πŸŽ‚ Sweet Memoir at Sugar Cravings Unlimited Desserts – Quezon City.

“Sugar Cravings” is a buffet restaurant that offers unlimited sweet foods which only cost PHP199. Anything comes up in your mind that has something to do with diabetes este, sweet dessert, it is available. Cakes, Muffins, candies, Champrado, Fruit Salad, Juice and Syrups and many more – you can find it here. The said restaurant is located at #17, Sgt. Rivera St, Quezon City, Metro Manila.

Aside from the sweets, they also offer an ala carte meal which is amounting to PHP100 – Garlic Beef Tapa, Porkchop Alaprobre, Creamy Chicken Fillet and Fried Bangus which are perfect to balance the sweetness (nakaka-umay din). They also served various flavours of potato fries which is good for sharing and it only cost another PHP100 on the top of PHP199. Bottled Soda, Pasta and Hot Drinks are also available with another corresponding price.

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The price is amounting PHP 199 and you’ll enjoy the unbounded sugariness of this buffet restaurant. Personally, it is worth for the price for the reason that if I’m gonna breakdown the sum of what I ate, it will be probably amounting more than what I paid (Mukhang nalugi nga ata sila sa akin, kasi one week ako di kumain para paghandaan ang foodtrip na to). The availability of the sweets is being displayed, not just for the eyes only, but to satisfy your gastronomic cravings.

The ambiance of the place is perfect for pink-lovers, which is for me, it is so feminine; well, there’s a saying - real men wear pink so, men are also welcome here (just don’t feel awkward and insecure on your masculinity) . Noticing the restroom signage, “MEN to the left because WOMEN are always right”, obviously, this is a place that celebrates the power of women (Gabriela ata may-ari nito haha!). 

This is also ideal for lovers who are just starting to build up the relationship (yung kilig moment pa) or those who tried to fix the relationship (yung pahiwalay naman... HAHAHA! ) .But I must articulate that kids will definitely enjoy the most inside this place because the whole design including the furniture is visually playful. The colours and saturations remind me of a doll house.

The desserts that are being offered are freshly served and don’t worry; the restaurant has a good ventilation, so food spoilage is not an issue.

What I love about this restaurant was that – You can request a banana split (or kahit ano) in a plate with a design on it for free. You can write your name or messages using colourful syrup. It is perfect for social media users because personalizing and posting it in social media is a big thing in sharing a rigid experience. Somewhat, it is also beneficial for the restaurant when it comes to marketing and branding.

Nevertheless, the desserts are worth it naman and hopefully di ako magka diabetes. I was just overwhelmed when I arrived at the restaurant and grabbed all the sweets into my plate. Please be advised to make sure that you should munch through what’s on your plate since they have “NO LEFT OVER POLICY” and “NO BRINGING IT TO YOUR HOME”.

That is it for our BEST BITE Episode. Tell us your experience in this RESTO; bad and good; just leave your comments down below if you have any suggestion that they could have done differently to improve their service.

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At Some Point In My Life, I Am Dreaming Of Becoming A Fire Dancer.

The first time I tried handling POI was during my Calaguas Travel-few years ago. I've met this POI instructress randomly. She was one of the joiners in backpacking travel organized by a famous travel blogger James Betia. I told her that I‘m really interested in learning such an act. She let me use her Poi saying “Just show me how you dance, with the POI yet without any basic knowledge of Poi dancing”.

“Just feel the music, close your eyes and connect yourself to the poi “she added.

I was surprised because I successfully executed the dance with poi, for the first time.  According to her, it shows on my moves that I am really interested and I have the guts to become a fire dancer.

Believing in her influential statement, I exposed myself to random fire dancers in Puerto Galera whenever I had a chance to go there. It was like hitting two birds – having friends and learning the act for free. They taught me some basic techniques and slowly I learned them after a few sessions.

Until now, whenever I have idle time, I watch some instructional videos on YouTube.

Truly, when you’re interested in something, it is frustrating not to satisfy our impetus. In this case, I really wanted to learn this Fire Dance and I’ll find a way as much as I can to master this craft. In fact, I am saving a portion of my daily allowance so that I can buy POI in the future.

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#MotivationalMonday; Why We Have To Be Rational In Choosing Friends?

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Good Morning! It’s Monday and same old song, it’s the start of the week in whom everyone asks – Ilang araw nalang ba? Weekend na! What a brilliant way to motivate thy selves to face the whole week with no absences in the work. Well, I understand, we’re in the same page. Kahit ako, ganyan din. I used “countdown method” to motivate myself going to work and unconsciously, it’s already weekend.

Speaking of inspiration, let me share you this somewhat funny motivational photo blog (PLOG). Actually, this is an original content that I wrote, maybe four years ago after I came back from a travel in Calaguas Island. Obviously, that photo was captured on the top of the hill in Calaguas with my newly travel friends.

Ang pagpili ng kaibigan ay ginagamitan ng katalinuhan.Bakit? Dahil ang pakikipag-kaibigan parang Greenhills yan. Alam mo namang puro PEKE, Bakit mo pa pupuntahan” – Tansyong Orbuda.

Maybe there is no need for me to illustrate the meaning, isn’t it? Indeed, we all have to be rational in choosing a friend; because choosing friends is like shopping – you have to distinguish which is real and which is fake.

Once again happy Monday.

PROOF: Separated At Birth – Queen Rogelia and Super Tansyong . (PHOTOS)

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Irrefutably, I am a huge fan of Rogelia since then, when he was not yet famous. I’ve been following him on his Facebook and IG because of his lifestyle. Indeed, I am also curious how he get his luxurious life in UK, upon eyeing his post in his Facebook account.

In just a short span of time, he became famous when he was discovered due to his funny videos on his social media. Rogelia went back home here in PH to cross the threshold in showbiz. Until his story was featured in MAGPAKAILANMAN and he narrated where he came and started from.

He proudly admitted that he used to be a scavenger of garbage in Payatas. His story is very inspiring and it has a positive impact to me. I didn’t imagine that behind his fancy life in the UK is a humble beginning. It motivates me to be more focus on my dream and be grateful in every single blessing that I have.

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Meanwhile, below are my photos that unintentionally, it has the same shots of Queen Regalia’s photos. I was browsing my old photos saved in my laptop and it’s hilarious to see these photos that are extremely similar to my idol’s photos. What a twist of fate?

Boholanos’ Unique Cultures and Practices in Celebrating Fiesta.

San Isidro in the Province of Bohol is my birthplace. This is my motherland since birth up until I graduated in High School. And since I grew up in this place, I am very knowledgeable what are the cultures and practices of the *Isidorian people specially in celebrating the town fiesta.

10 Things on what to expect when attending Fiesta in San Isidro.

1. It is a well-prepared event.

Town Fiesta is the most awaited part of the year rather than Christmas or any event. All the inhabitants are preparing the entire year just for this big happening. In fact the preparation starts right after the celebration of the preceding fiesta. Some saved money for it; some are nurturing livestock (e.g Pig, Cows, **Carabao and Chicken).  And it’s funny because if you’ll meet Isidorian people in a random setting, they will already inform you or invite you to go to their houses on upcoming fiesta knowing that there are still remaining 12 months before the celebration.

2. The Government and The Church became ONE.

We all knew, the Philippine constitution emphasized-the Government and the Church are two separate entities. But in San Isidro during Fiesta, this rule will be voided. Both the church and the local government unit (LGU) became one in reaching a goal – to have an extremely vibrant FIESTA (whatever will happen) .The St. Isidore Parish Church will conduct a fund raising event for the fiesta and the LGU as well.

3. League of Basketball exists during Fiesta.

A month or two before the fiesta, each Barangay will organize their own basketball team headed by their ****Barangay Chairman and Sangguniang Kabataan (Youth Group) to present their banner in a League of Basketball. It is already part of the Isidorian Culture. The said game usually runs in a month or two; whoever the team that will win in grand slam will be joining the championship round which usually happened during fiesta.

4. Disco in an open field is a MUST.

According to Isidorian, fiesta will be boring without disco. It is an event that an open party will be conducted in an open field like plaza or anything that can accommodate a massive crowd. With a minimal amount of entrance fee, you can indulge the provincial way of partying. Most of the crowd are coming from San Isidro itself, from other towns or from greater Manila area. The event will usually be held twice – besperas night and fiesta night; this is also a fund raising event for the town development.

5. PORK LECHON is a symbol of Abundance.

Pork Lechon during fiesta is very symbolic. Households who will prepare a Lechon are those who can only afford. Indeed, it associates of wealth.  Some purchase Lechon from the stores in Tagbilaran but majority of the houses; they’ll roast their own nurtured pig as a sign of abundance. It is also a way of giving thanks to the whole year blessings.

6. A household without a single piece of pork during Fiesta will be cursed.

Yes, even those households that are belong in “below poverty line”; they will forcefully find ways just to have pork during fiesta. If you promised to slaughter your nurtured pig for the upcoming fiesta, make sure to fulfill it, because if not, it is believed that it brings you bad luck to your business or family on the next year.

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7. The SOCIO – concept.

If you’re not capable of having your own lechon or slaughtering your nurtured pig because of scarcity and you plan to sell it,  that is still fine.

 In San Isidro, a SOCIO exists. It is a Bayanihan style (cooperative) of certain organizations that collected a definite amount at the start of the year from the members; and lends it with corresponding interest rate. When fiesta comes, the earned money will be bought pigs, slaughtered and divided into how many members contributed at the start of the year. So it’s advisable to join a lot of socio groups especially if you don’t have a backyard piggery. SOCIO groups can be a faculty association, driver’s association, church association , market vendor association, carpenter’s association  or you can even create your own SOCIO group as long as the money that are collected earn in 12 months.

8. BRING HOUSE practice.

“Bring House” is a practice during fiesta, wherein the “celebrating household” will provide giveaways to “visiting relatives and friends” from other places, to be brought to their houses.  BRING HOUSE must be in a plastic bag and it can be uncooked pork or leftover foods (suman or bibingka) from the fiesta. In fact the “celebrating household” already anticipated and allocated a portion from the prepared foods for the “bring house”.

Indeed, it is somewhat a form of paying debt of gratitude because whenever you’ll attend a fiesta in another town, 100% you’ll be going back home with a plastic bag as well. However, you just have to return the favour when the fiesta comes in your own town.

9. ***TAGAY as a form of respect.

When you attend a fiesta in San Isidro, be prepared to get drunk because when you visit innumerable houses, they will offer you a glass of coconut wine. Offering a glass of coco wine to the random visitors is a gesture of welcoming them inside your house even if you don’t know them at all. Indeed, accepting the glass when you’re a random visitor is a form of respect to the owner of the house.
My experience was ridiculous, I’ve visited innumerable relatives in one day and I have to drink one glass in each house. I wasn’t prepared for it and I was slowly become dizzy as the day started to end. I even broke my three-day old Samsung S8+ because of drunkenness.

10. Fascinated with visitors from Manila.

This culture, I can really understand why? If you’re coming back home to Bohol from Manila during fiesta, you’re treated like a celebrity. All their attention will be yours – both hospitality and gossip. In my experience when I went back home after 15 years to attend the fiesta, all of my relatives that I visited were happy to see me.

Indeed, they have this thinking “ Ang yaman mo na “, without their awareness that I also suffered scarcity here in Manila.  If you are also coming from Manila, make sure to bring a symbolic pasalubong –  BWESKIT.

Truly, Bohol culture is distinctive. There might some similarities to other provinces yet Province of Bohol is still a place that I find unique. That province might not that well-developed but I am not ashamed of it; without Bohol there will be no Tansyong living in Manila.

*Isidorian - Inhabitants in the town of San Isidro
** Carabao - Water Buffalo
***Tagay - Cheers , a gesture of giving a glass of wine to a guest.
****Barangay - The smallest unit of Government. 

The Best Birthday Gift Ever I Gave To Myself – New Condo Unit.

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All living things needs home, and so do we – humans – need it the most.  We allocated a portion of our income monthly for our house. That might be for a mortgage payment, rental payment or if you owned your house, you still spend for the maintenance on it. Undeniably, each one of us dreamt of having a decent place where we can take rest after a long day of working.  

Since I was in college, I already dreamt of owning a dwelling place. In fact, I set a time frame that when I reached 25 years old; I should have my own house and lot – under my name. I got extremely disappointed because when I reached 25, I still had no house. However, I was still staying on rental property. It saddens me as I didn’t hit my target time, so I gave up; and started to set another time frame for myself and slowly began to save money for it. Honestly, that was not easy; it was a mixed feeling of pressure and homeless.

Looking back in the past, after a quick computation of my paid rental for a span of how many years I am renting, I got alarmed because looking back to the whole amount that I paid for my rent, I can even now buy a new car in total.

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From then, I started to ask myself “Until when I’m gonna pay the rent and experience with no to little freedom of accepting visitors to hangout inside your place? Until when I’ll feel this unsecured feeling of being homeless?”  With those being asked, I started to search an affordable, micro-living condo which is located in the heart of the metro. I gave up the option of owning a house and lot after realizing that “house and lot” is not appropriate to the needs of the lifestyle that I’m living. I considered my enough monthly income to pay mortgage, the access to my work, and the place wherein many opportunities exist.  And so, the option of owning condo is the top of the list in decision making.

I got some negative feedback that owning a condo is not a practical option for a long term plan. But based on my rational thinking – it is practical for me because the “call of my income source” is located in the urban zone. Indeed, long term versus short term plans is both subjective to each one of us. Your perspective in of a short term might long term for me. I don’t wanna live in a house and lot located in remote areas like Cavite, Rizal or Bulacan wherein I need to travel two-three hours every day just to get to the workplace. This property is perfect for me as a simple employee, Filipino Youtuber , Lifestyle and Travel blogger.

With my determination and strong belief in my dream, I got now a newly built condo located in the metro. I’ll be moving soon on September 2017 and I considered it as the best birthday gift to myself ever, among others. Though I wasn’t able to get it on my 25th Birthday but every blessing comes in the right timing. And now I realized why I didn’t get that dreamt “house and lot” based on my set time frame because every event has a reason.  Maybe that was not for me.

My newly condo unit – I might say that this is one of my best achievements as an individual who is dreaming. Though, my condo unit is quite small but I knew that all of my needs in a home concept – I can get it – accepting my visitors and allowing them to hang out without any fears of getting your landlord mad.  Indeed, it is a micro-living concept, small but homey and that’s what matters that most to me. I’ll no longer pay for the rental and later on I’ll still ended up homeless. Instead, my mortgage bill is like a saving that later on, I’ll still end up having my home under my name.

Truly, I just realized that it’s not the size of the house or the price matters. It is about giving yourself a decent place where you can take rest after a long day of working far away from any bothersome of innumerable “What ifs”. I’m not bragging to you guys that I got a new condo yet this is a way for me to motivate you – you can also dream and slowly reach it with your determination and perseverance. Never get disappointed if you initially didn’t reach your goal because it is sweeter if you’ll hit it in DUE TIME.


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