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Battle of the Pepper Steaks: Jollibee vs McDonalds

I had a chance to purchase and try out the new Pepper steaks today offered by the top two fast food chains Jollibee and McDonalds, and here’s what I think about them.

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In two days, it will mark my first year of being in the corporate world as a Social Media guy for a national retail company.

How did it happen? Tl;dr: Last year, I got depressed because of various events that led to my then-current position, followed my then-current employer’s advice, and went on full blast at a job fair. Excluding this, I had four jobs that I applied to, got accepted to, and made their own offers. I actually wonder until now, why on Earth did I chose this company?

Back then, I thought the challenge was really easy since I already have a content marketing experience. Turns out, it was not. Hurdles came one by one, as the challenge to increase fans and ROI in a rather unpopular part of the retail market grows. The company itself didn’t ring a bell to me until I got on board at the workplace.

Then came the great ideas. Some were dissolved, some were tried out and yielded good results, and some aren’t even worth mentioning because they lack the visibility to stay alive. I’d say luck got the most out of me, but our online promotions and social media content are some of the best in the industry today, to the point that everyone else follows.

Truth to be told, I wasn’t even sure if I would make it in the big leagues. If you were to ask the Carl in 2015, he would be pretty content staying at home and writing stuff for 1/2 of what he currently earns today. It was his passion, dedication, and commitment to the craft that kept him staying despite all the drama and negative press surrounding him back then.

Everyone would say in the office that I do a great job, but I refuse to believe so, because I know there are a lot of things that I still need to learn to be able to say that I’m on top of my league.

So yeah, Happy Anniversary on the job. I’m scrambling to work on two new projects launching by the first of July and I hope I’d still be alive by then.

Of course I will. Bring it on.

2016 goal: I just want to get to know you (friends) more♪


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Moving my website from Tumblr

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Bago pa magputukan at magluto ng pang-Media Noche, babati na ako! Let’s all be thankful for everything that happened this year and wish for a better year to come. 🙂

2014: A Year of Firsts

This year is almost over, and I look back at the year that gave me the toughest months and the biggest firsts of my life.

The Firsts

First time to travel domestically without family – With my thesis, I was able to travel from Pampanga to Laguna in a span of two months. It was fun to discover that our country has so much things to offer. With my job too, I was able to go to more places I couldn’t have imagined.

First DSLR camera – A Canon EOS 1200D. Entry-level it may be, but this helped me sail through my thesis class with flying colors.

First job off-school –  I’m used to get work offered by my Alma Mater, and this time I took a challenge: To actually land a job outside the comfort zone. Tech is something I’m really passionate about, and YugaTech defined the second half of this year. Landed it as an OJT, and now am a contributor. Looking forward to my growth as a person and as a professional.

First prize – I recently won a Microsoft contest, and the top prize was a Lenovo Miix 2 10"|. Definitely useful for my work, because I’ve been contemplating to buy a laptop for myself.

First non-beer alcoholic drinks – Perks included in my new job is being able to attend tech events, and I was able to drink a variety of concoctions that I never imagined I would even dare drinking. We’ve got those Black Labels, those Mojitos, and those Rhums. Mojitos at that bar in the Globe BGC Building’s a fave drink.

The Toughests

Thesis Class – This last class that spanned two trimesters gave me a hell of an emotional rollercoaster ride. Let’s not get into details, but at least I managed to redeem myself at the final presentation and become the second best thesis for this year.

Heartbreaks and broken friendships – Won’t tell too much about these, and I’m starting to believe that we truly only meet temporary people before we go 22.

Which reminds me, I’m turning 22 in 2015. More adventures to come, I guess.

Bring it on.

Five types of people you see at a Christmas Party

It’s Holiday Season once again, and so are celebrations left and right in the form of Christmas Parties. I’m pretty sure that you’ve attended a lot of them already, and here are five types of people you may have already seen.

1. The VIPs

I’m pretty sure that we’ve had a lot of those who arrive an hour after the designated party start time. These are the ones who often arrive late on the party. They have a multitude of reasons, but the most used (at yung most gasgas btw) is, “It’s traffic so we came late” when in fact the party venue is just 500 meters away from home. Ganun ba talaga kahirap maglakad? Blame Filipino Time, I guess.

2. The Hopia and the Asado

Ah, the ever-hopeful for the Samsung smartphone as top prize, only to be going home with the staple Christmas ham as a consolation. Ate, hindi ka nga talaga nanalo. Wag ka na kasi umasa para di ka masaktan nang lubusan. #hugot101

3. The Dead Kids and the Killjoys

There will always be people who will attend parties for the sake of attending. While they hate interaction, they will scrutinize the event’s boring sounds and instead drown themselves with their own dose of music. Sige bahala kang magpakasenti basta wag mo sakin ipapasaksak yung phone mo para lang magpatugtug ng nakakasenting Ed Sheeran o Sam Smith sa Christmas Party hayop ka #theintensityisreal

4. The Thunders

Parties will not be awesome without our ever-loving Lolos and Lolas who always prefer ballroom dances instead of crazy EDM party holiday music. They will always love to bits when you throw a party with available Dancing Instructors and traditional Christmas delicacies. Sounds taxing, but we do great lengths to keep them alive and happy, don’t we?

5. The Food Abangers

Last but not the least, we have the party people who always love the time when parties actually end. As soon as the host say good night, they bring out their plastic bags and food containers and scoop out whatever is left over the entree for the night. Kulang nalang e yung buong bilao ng Pichi-Pichi e kunin mo na para mabusog ka pa hahaha ge kaya mo yan

And that ends this list of people you always see at Christmas parties. Meron pa bang iba? Let me know down in the comments section below. 🙂

World, meet Metro Manila, Philippines.

Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

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