Quick #BigBlogX update

Hi everyone!

Though it’s very late to make this announcement, I think I owe it to you who have voted me to let you know that I made it to the top 25 in my region and the top 100 finalists in the Big Blog Exchange 2014. :)

They’re gonna announce the final 16 bloggers who will be part of the exchange tomorrow.. or on the 17th, maybe. Lol timezones confuse me. I haven’t put much thought about this at first because I was expecting I wouldn’t make it to the top 25. I kind of forgotten about it too, until a friend sent me a tweet saying I’m included.

Best of luck to everyone who will be included. Have fun!

And lastly, thanks very much for taking the time to spend 5 minutes to vote for me during the campaign. Or sharing my tweets/posts about it around social media to your friends. Every vote counted, and now we’re here. I stopped halfway w/ the campaigning, but I think some people still found the post and clicked from it.

THANK YOU!!

And if I don’t make it, there’s always next year to try again. No worries.

Cinemalaya X and other movies

Cinemalaya X tickets

Posting this late on purpose because I did not want to influence anyone on their choices in this year’s Cinemalaya X’s film festival should they stumble on my post while doing a Google search for which movies to watch.

Now that a month has passed, I think it’s safe to post what I thought about it. :) Yes, other than the films I watched during Cinemalaya, I also had the time to watch a couple of movies out of the roster. One of them was on the same day I watched 2 other films first. So it was like binge-watching at the cinemas all day. Yes, at the end of the day, it wasn’t a good feeling. It gave me a headache after lol.

Without further ado, here are my thoughts about the films I watched in Cinemalaya X. I hope I won’t slip in a spoiler or two. Also, I’m not one of those serious movie critics. I just wanted to share what I thought of them. :D Read more…

The Week That Was

The Week That Was: Sun, Sand, Beaches, Rock shows, Coffee, Food

Hello world! I’m updating from the comforts of my bed right now because I can’t be bothered to get up and do it from my desk. Not feeling well at the moment, and I’d like to think this is from the constant going out in the past weeks. My health has finally taken a toll on me, sadly. This sucks, too, because my birthday is coming up. FML

Getting sick just a few days before my birthday is normal, in my case. I don’t know why. And as always, I never learn. I could say now that I won’t go out weeks before my birthday, in hopes to avoid the same thing happening over again.. but give it a few more months and I would have forgotten about my ~promise~.

Anyhoo, I’ve always wanted to do this thing I see in blogs.. wherein you post 6-9 photos from your IG feed from the previous week and give a description to it. It has a bunch of different names, and I don’t know if this one I’m using is taken or is being used widely or owned already.. But here you go, my “The Week That Was”. Lol. I don’t do this kind of post that often because I don’t have an exciting IG feed like everyone else since I’m mostly at home. However, the last two weeks have been crazy and fun.. and definitely made me busy than the usual.  Read more…

We Can’t Be The Nice Ones: Two Opposite Genres in One Studio in One Day

BalutRadio

Two weeks ago, I witnessed two completely different musicians of opposite music genres in one roof. I was surprised when I found out from the friend who invited me that Krissy and Basti Artadi will be the guests (2 out of 3) in one Balut Radio episode we’re going to that Thursday afternoon.

Basti Artadi. I know him from his other band Wolfgang. Everybody knows Wolfgang, especially if you have an older sibling born in the late 80s-90s. Ask your kuyas. Haha. Anyway, he is currently promoting his solo album project, Everybody Knows That the Dice are Loaded. As for the obvious question when one goes solo.. the answer for that is a big fat NO. He won’t be leaving Wolfgang and that band is not disbanding anytime soon. 

Krissy Villongco is 1/2 of the duo, Krissy and Ericka, who became known to the public from their acoustic cover videos in Youtube. I might have seen 1-2 of their videos in the past, from those moments I’d be curious to see other people do covers of songs. And it was pretty lovely. Somebody brought up that they sound like M2M.. watch the videos and see if you think so too.

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The flow of the online radio show goes like this: The artist/band performs around 4-6 (or was it 8? nah I don’t think so, that would be too long) songs in their set, and in between songs, during breaks, the interviewer would ask them questions. These questions could come from the show’s FB page, twitter.. OR, from guest bloggers.

I was part of the latter.

Disclaimer: Just in case my attempt at coming up w/ a witty title of this post FAILS — The title of the post is just two titles related to the name of one guest band and song title of the other artist. It doesn’t mean anything, or mean to start anything. :P

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Going YESSS, YAMAN with my 4 Pre-Loved Items!

The art of Buy and Sell surely has evolved throughout the years, but what I find most amazing about its “evolution” is the involvement of the Internet and making things much more convenient between the buyer and seller.

In the past, as sellers, we would painstakingly have to do SO much advertising just to find a buyer for an item that you don’t need/want anymore. Word of mouth is how we usually do it, but it’s not as effective as when you’re a known person who does the advertising. There’s a lot of labor work involved, too. Now, in the modern, technology age.. all of that is gone and replaced w/ just a few minutes of your spare time in a day, typing, clicking around, preparing good photos to put up an ONLINE AD and then the waiting game begins. If it’s an in-demand item, you’ll hear back from possible buyers within the next 24 hours; less than 5 hours if you’re lucky.

Anyway, there are a lot of websites out there that cater to this purpose (online buy and sell), but here’s a website we all know about.. surely it’s hard to miss because of the numerous commercials and that catchy catchphrase: OLX.PH!

“Ang Sulit, OLX na!” – TELL ME YOU HAVE HEARD THIS LINE BEFORE. Unless you live overseas, there’s literally no way you can not know about that “advisory” hahaha. Also the phrase “YESSS, YAMAN!”, I think this one is quite annoying.. but anything annoying is surely going to be remembered for a long time. So it still works well to their advantage. Sigh.

My picks of 4 preloved items up for sale at their respective OLX.ph listings

What do I think of the big switch? Well, it’s okay. Not a big deal.. it’s actually easier to remember.

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Sulit/OLX has helped me numerous times in selling and buying stuff. Sold many books and some gadgets I didn’t need anymore. I especially love the quick communication between interested parties and the seller and its thorough system (that still needs some fixing, tbh) that becomes helpful in weeding out bogus buyers and sellers and fraud people.

Find out the story of these four preloved items I picked for this post after the cut! :)  Read more…