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Everybody Needs to Learn Project Management

Posted on Dec 1, 2014 in General Interest

I just a attended a seminar on Simple Steps to a Successful Project Management facilitated by Jordan Imutan and organized by Salt and Light Ventures, Inc. It was one of the most fruitful seminars I attended, not only because it is directly connected to the work I do but because Jordan was such a great facilitator and the steps he provided our class were very clear and well thought out. His experience as an effective Project Manager was also extremely beneficial to us. We learned that it was the first public run of this course and may I recommend to you, dear reader, to watch out for the second running by subscribing to Salt and Light’s mailing list at It is an investment worth making. I handle a lot of projects at CBN Asia and struggled greatly with project management in the ways I knew, which I learned on-the-job. It turns out that what I knew did not even come close to being called project management. The seminar was fun and interactive. The steps outlined was very concise. We were also made to go through a project, defined by the people I was with in the table so that we can have a better grasp of the subject. If you were to ask...

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BOOK REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Now That You’re Boss, Timely and Timeless Lessons for New (& Seasoned) Leaders

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in Reviews

A lot of people arrive at a management position without learning how to be a manager. That includes me. This is especially true in small to medium sized companies with little or no budget for management training or enhancement. An exemption would probably be the government, which is a hulking institution tasked at not only serving a whole nation but managing hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of employees. Employee skills upgrade and enhancements are de facto in this institution. Being a manager becomes, more often, an on-the-job journey for many especially if the person rose from the ranks, again, like me. If a manager, new or otherwise, does not have training or mentorship from someone more experienced, stumbling will surely happen. If the person who stumbles is not strong, the question will now be, “Will he stand up?” and when he does stand up, what has become of him? Is better or worse? A lot of companies trumpet that their greatest resource are their employees, but what are they doing to keep and maintain a valuable resources? More often, training will be prioritized on skill building or seminars that will upgrade the core skill of the employee. Add to the fact that most companies are deadline-filled environments, trainings, if any, get sidelined for...

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Book Review: Pinoy Big Values

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in Reviews

What is the true essence of being a Filipino? This is the question that you may ask when you see yourself or your children (grandchildren?) growing up in the digital age. There are values that transcend time and those values are displayed in this new book from OMF Literature authored by true-blooded Pinoys, Rei Lemuel Crizaldo and Ronald Molmisa. I am a Gen-Xer born in 1970, two-and-a-half years before martial law. This means I grew up during those times...

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Watchmen on the Walls Congress

Posted on Nov 5, 2014 in General Interest

On NOVEMBER 15, SATURDAY, Peter and Christine Darg, The Jerusalem TV hosts, are holding a Watchman on the Wall Congress where they will talk on the Wars in the Middle East, Israel and the destiny of the nations. Christine will pray and minister in healing at the end of the Congress.   They are giving this seminar for FREE. It is open to all, sponsored by Jerusalem Channel. It will be held at CCF ST. FRANCIS SQUARE (right behind...

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OMF Literature Launches New Book Line-up!

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 in General Interest

Last September 25, 2014, OMF Literature was able to formally unveil to the public their newest line-up of books with a big focus on local authors. This event was supposed to happen six days ago during the 2014 Manila International Book Fair at the SMX Convention Center but because of typhoon Mario, it got moved. Nevertheless, it was still an exciting event for book lovers. I am really thankful for OMF Lit for continuing to pursue and publish local...

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GADGET REVIEW: iPad Air with Retina Display

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 in Reviews, Technology

On September 9, 2014, Apple Co., may or may not be announcing a new iPad. Whatever they call it (the iPad Air’s name was a surprise, people thought it was going to be the iPad 4), here is still my review of the current flagship tablet of Apple. Just to be clear, the iPad I am reviewing and using right now is office issued. As well as this 13” Macbook Pro I am typing this review on. My personal...

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Yellow Ribbon Sale at Starting August 21!

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in General Interest

Everyone appreciates a nice discount. Starting August 21 to 25, will be having their Yellow Ribbon Sale (#YRS). Look for the yellow ribbons pasted on particular items on the website pages and you might just discover a product you want and buy for up to 80% less!’s #YRS promo is a tribute to a heroic man whose mission was to free his country against tyranny, former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquinio, Jr. Hi famous words, “The Filipino...

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REVIEW: Tenba Discovery Photo/Laptop Messenger Mini

Posted on Aug 17, 2014 in Reviews

I needed a bag that could carry my office issued 13″ Macbook Pro, a Nikon DSLR and a few lenses. I looked around the malls in Makati and was smitten with the Tenba Discovery Photo/Laptop Messenger Mini that I chanced upon at Camerahaus in the new Glorrieta mall. Let me tell you my experience with it. I think photographers have a baggage issues. Not the emotional kind but the physical one. Photographers are in constant search for THE PERFECT bag...

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Gadget Review: Acer Switch 10

Posted on Aug 3, 2014 in Reviews, Technology

I bought my son the new Acer Switch 10, a Windows 8.1 tablet that comes with a docking station which includes a keyboard, a touchpad and additional ports. HOW DOES IT FEEL? The tablet feels sturdy enough but I cannot say the same with the dock. Its made out of plastic, feels like plastic and needs to be handled like plastic. The tablet connects to the dock via magnets and allows for different angles that you can use for typing...

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App Review: Spotify

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Reviews

My fondness for music was rekindled  Spotify. Just recently made available here in the Philippines, I’ve decided to take the plunge and paid for the PRO subscription which will cost me 129 pesos a month (the first month was FREE). Yes, Im loving Spotify, let me tell you why. First, its playlist is HUUUUGE! I’ve listened to OPMs (Original Pilipino Music) from Asin to Sarah Geronimo. I’m also discovering new artists and their music. I’m also able to listen...

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