Sunday, September 23, 2012

Xiam Lim and Rocky in the Video for a Magazine!

Aside from photos together, I even got a chance to talk and mingle with the Kapamilya hunk actor Xian Lim. What more, we even got a video together!

It was during the "Meet and Greet Xian Lim" event in Trinoma Cinema lobby three weeks ago conducted by the Inside Showbiz Magazine. And I was invited by the said magazine for this great opportunity!


 
 

Xian Lim is actually the cover guy of the magazine's September 2012 issue. He even topped the list of their hottest men poll survey. Therefore, they conducted the said event for Xian and for his fans.

Here is our short video clip with Xian Lim. Xian invited you to visit my websites! On the other hand, I'm inviting you to grab a copy of the Inside Showbiz Magazine wherein he is in the cover.

Let's watch our video: 


Actually, this is now my third time to meet and have a picture with Xian Lim. The first one was last December 2011 in "ASAP Rocks," the second one was last August for his recent movie "The Reunion,"  and the third one was for this magazine!

What can you say about our photos and video together?! It seems that the two cover guys met! Cool! c",)

My Meet and Greet Moment with Xian Lim for a Magazine!

Three weeks ago, I got a chance to meet Xian Lim for the third time now. It was not anymore for his movie, TV series, or presscon but for a magazine!

Yup, Xian Lim is the cover guy of the September 2012 issue of Inside Showbiz Magazine. And the magazine, the One Mega Group invited me to meet again Xian Lim. 

Well, let's check out my photo together with Xian Lim for the third time now. Below:


Meeting Again Xian Lim for the Third Time, Now for a Magazine!
Xian Embraces Me Before the Start of the Program
Xian Writes His Personal Message and Dedication to Me!
...Then He Signs My Magazine!

The event took place in the Cinema Lobby of Trinoma Mall. Xian even graced a number of fans who flocked in the event venue just to see Xian in person, sign their magazine, and have a picture together with the actor.

I even had a video together with Xian. And that is what I will share with you on my next post! c",)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Philippine Holidays to Watch Out This Coming 2013!

You may now start planning your long Vacation Leaves (VL) as President Pnoy officially announced the proclamation of the Philippine Holidays this coming 2013.

If this 2012, we only enjoyed two long weekends last August because of National Heroes Day and Eidul Fitr, well this coming 2013, four long weekends await.

Here are the said upcoming holidays next year. Let's start marking them on our calendar:


Four long weekends for 2013 which includes again the National Heroes Day and Eidul Fitr on August, the All Saints Day (November 1) and the Special Non-Working Holiday (November 2), and of course the Christmas and the last Day of the Year on December.  

You may notice on the Holiday schedule that there are two Additional Non-Working Holidays namely the November 2 (All Souls Day) and the December 24 (Christmas Eve) events. 

So are you now excited for the coming of 2013? What are the things you are planning to do in these upcoming holidays?! c",)

Rocky and JC Tiuseco Caught in the Video!

JC Tiuseco, GMA-7's hunk actor and a product of the network's reality show "Survivor Philippines" Season 1 is one of the center of the recently concluded Cosmopolitan Bachelor's Bash. He ramped half-naked in the said sizzling show creating louder scream from the fans!

But actually before the said event, I already met JC month ago in another sizzling event. This was via another magazine's sexy event called the Stud Party courtesy of Inside Showbiz Magazine.

Check out two of my photos together with JC Tiuseco below:



But aside from the photos, I even got the chance to have JC together in one cool promotional video. This is my first video together with a star.

In the said video, JC is thanking to have me in the event at the same time inviting you to visit my top blogsite TV Series Craze.

Are you ready to watch our video?! Well, here it is:



It's a short video clip of yours truly Rocky B. and JC T. But we enjoyed each others' company. We had our talks together before and after taking our video.

More on JC, he is actually a varsity player in Ateneo De Manila University. He rose in stardom after grabbing the title of being the very first Sole Survivor of the first edition of "Survivor Philippines" in 2008. JC is actually my bet to win in the said reality show and I'm glad that he made it!

JC's previous TV series in the Kapuso station was the afternoon soap "Sisid" together with Jackie Rice.

See you next time JC in another exciting event! c",)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Eric "Eruption" Tai Spreads the Pinoy Gangnam Style Fever!

Gangnam Style, a hit K-Pop dance craze is now taking the country by storm! Due to its unstoppable hit, a Pinoy version of its music video as well as its cool steps dominate the worldwide web!

The so called "Gangnam Style-Pinoy Style" goes viral! And this is because of the showtime hunk host Eric "Eruption" Tai!

Actually, Eric is one of the members of the Philippine Volcanoes Rugby Team. Before, I didn't know that he has a talent in dancing. So I got surprised seeing him in the viral video!

I was so lucky to meet this Pinoy Gangnan Style Master Eric Tai in our previous A-Gan Tea Launch Event. He is so cool and kind in person and is easy to be with. Of course, we got our photos together. Do you want to see our pictures, here they are:



Aside from being known now as the Pinoy Gangnam Style Master, do you know that Eric is actually a commercial model?! Yes, and he already appeared in different TV commercials! So surprising!

Well, before we get to know more about this cool talented player, let's first watch this viral video of Gangnam Style the Pinoy version featuring some of the Kapamilya stars. Here it goes:



Some of the Kapamilya stars who made cameo roles in the video were Slater Young, Randy Santiago, Anne Curtis, Gab Valenciano, Coleen Garcia, Ryan Bang, Megan Young, Young JV, and Christian Bautista. Many thanks to GRNMNGO for uploading this video on YouTube!

On my next post, I will share with you more about Eric "Eruption" Tai as well as the original Korean Gangnam Style!

Hmmm...as you watch the video, do you also noticed me together with the Kapamilya stars making a cameo role?! Hehehe... c",)

Monday, September 17, 2012

My Top 10 Picks for the 2012 Emerging Influential Blogs!


Blogs are like mushrooms, they grow easily everywhere in the world-wide web focusing on different topics and interests. But of the hundred blogs created every year, few grew with impact and influence not only on the online world but also in our society.

This is the blogging project I waited every year which recognizes the influential newly created blogs. The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2012 aims to recognize the influence of newly born blogs. These are blogs that started anytime from June 1, 2011 to the present. These blogs are gradually gaining a considerable amount of readership, following, influence and fascinating the reader in various ways. The bloggers behind them established the blog for various reasons such as expression of thoughts, sharing of knowledge and insight, building a movement, events reporting or coverage, and some for profit.

Actually, this is my second time to join this prestige blogging project. My first one was last 2010 during the first year anniversary of my famous entertainment blog, TV Series Craze. After two years, I'm back bringing you my top 10 picks! Are you ready?!

Well, check out my Top 10 Picks for the 2012 Emerging Influential Blogs. These are the following:


1. The Lifestyle Portal


I am a magazine collector, an avid follower of different billboards, a lifestyle enthusiast, and a trend settler. That is the reason why I gave birth to this new blog. Yes, this is my newly created blog born last February of this year. It's a lifestyle blog with a touch of entertainment focusing on magazine covers, billboards, and trending topics. Definitely, it's number one on my list.


2. The Chronicles of Love Mindanao


It's very rare for a certain personal blog to focus on a particular place in the country. I grew up being a Manileno and not yet given a chance to explore the beautiful place of Mindanao. Thanks that a blogger features this one of the beautiful and important places in the Philippines. That's why, it's my second choice.


3. MAG of My Life


I truly admire mommy bloggers. Despite their busy schedules taking care their children or spending time working, they still find time to blog different interesting things. This is my third choice not only because it's a mommy blog, but also because I got amazed with its title. MAG is actually an acronym for the names "Marco", "Anarc" & "Gelo" who were the mommy blogger's hubby and two children!


4. The Web Magazine


It's great to find that there is a blog which combines three different niches - personal, lifestyle, and entertainment. Or better say that this is a 3-in-1 blog that can easily captivates your online interest. Therefore, I put this blog on my fourth list.


5. Mighty Maus Trap


I caught my attention by this blog because of its unique style. The author relates herself to a mouse who is trapped in blogging. And the mouse is actually the author's name - Mau! This personal lifestyle blog is my top 5 for the year.


6. Blogged: Eccentric Yet Happy


I got curious with the title of this blog. It captivates my attention that's why I immediately visit it. It didn't failed my expectation. It's an interesting blog which gives all your needs and feeds your variety of interest. This is the blog dubbed as the random thoughts of a lifestyle and entertainment blogger. A vegan, adventurous traveler, an audiophile, tech geek, a poet and a wanderer. Therefore, it took my sixth choice.


7. Yummy Tales


Who love foods?! Count me in, I love to eat! I even love to dine-in in different restaurants or food courts. Definitely, it's my seventh choice since this is a blog that features foods and different menus. This blog really makes me hungry every time I visit it.


8. Foodies from the Metro


Like I've told you on the previous number, I love foods and I love eating and dinning in different restaurants. But what makes this blog different is that it focuses itself to the different foods around the Metro! I love how it presents the menus and promos from different dinning places around our urban area.


9. The Purple Doll


Not because it is also a food blog, what made me decide to put this blog on my list is that, I got captivated by its cool design! It's a purple blog wherein purple dominates the totally of the blog. It even makes my laugh by its description saying "A Personal Blog-Turned-Food Blog!"


10. i am a dekaphobic


Last but the least is my tenth choice! Yes, this is another food, travel and lifestyle blog. But what made decide to include it in my list is its quirky name. Hmmm...I wonder why it is called as such?!


And that's my Top 10 pick for the year! What can you say about my choices?!

This writing project is made possible through the support of the following sponsors: DigitalFilipino Club, Search Profile Index, Tof Salcedo, Philippine Data Center, Philippine Online Shopping, Manila Standard Today and DigitalFilipino.com.

Two thumbs up to these Top Ten Blogs! Until next year...! c",)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Enough is Enough for ISTQB Review!


Imagine these bulk of papers I'm reviewing for the ISTQB Certification exam! Yup, I read these reviewer printouts to pass the examination! And thanks God I did it!

Last Monday, September 10, 2012, we took the said certification exam in Amorosolo, Makati City. The four of us who were wearing red all passed the exam! We were all nervous before going to the examination place but suddenly turns all happy as we leaved the place!

Before I took the exam, I had a one week preparation. But it was on weekend when I had a full blast of review. I read all these printouts, study the principles stated, and answered the 500 ISTQB questions! I even got lack of time blogging because I was occupied by reviews.




I was so thankful now that I already passed one of the most difficult board exams I took. I am now waiting for our certification to be awarded on us 6 to 8 weeks from now.

Many thanks also to my company who shouldered the expenses for this international board exam. The amount of the examination worth $170 or more or less Php8,000.

Now I have the guts of training my co-workers since I am now a Certified Software Test Engineer! Great!

I kept all those reviewers in proper place. I cherished them more now that I passed the exam. Some other days, I may use them. c",)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Empress and The Rock in the Video!

For the third time, I met the so-called "Empress of Drama," Ms. Empress Schuck! But for that moment, she is not suited for the said title. Indeed, she could be called as the "Horror Princess!"

She is now the newest "Horror Princess" because Empress already starred in two consecutive successful horror movies namely "Guni-Guni" and "Amorosa: The Revenge."


Our third meeting was during the Blog Conference of "Amorosa," another horror movie offering of Star Cinema which premiered on theaters last August 29. In the said movie, Empress plays the character of a ghost.

Aside from having our third moment photos together, me and Empress even got a cute video clip. And here how it goes:



Empress invited you to visit my blog sites namely "Bits of Rocks" and "TV Series Craze." On the other hand, I've invited all to watch their movie "Amorosa!" Cool!

I first met Empress during the premiere presscon of "Mundo Man ay Magunaw." I met her the second time around during the finale presscon of the said hit afternoon drama series!

Well, what can you say about our video?! Putting us together is truly a perfect match! c",)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Red Spells a Lucky Charm!

We are Team Red! It's such a coincidence that the four of us were all wearing red yesterday, during the day that we took the ISTQB Certification exam.

Me and my three teammates took together the said examination on the same batch. We were surprised seeing each other wearing the same color - red!

Even the wall in the examination room is also painted in red! That's why right after the exam and right after we passed, we had our souvenir photos.

Here is our picture-taking lucky moment right after we passed the International Software Testing Board:


They say that red is a lucky color. And that proves to be true based our own experience!

Actually red is my favorite color since birth! I love the color of red. It symbolizes different things such as love, courage, life, and of course lucky charm! The last term is true in our case! Thanks God!

It also seems that we attended a red carpet premiere night because of our common red attire. Remember, most of the premiere nights I have already attended have actors wearing red?! Nice!

Now the four of us wearing red in the picture were all Certified Software Engineers! Thank you Lord for your blessings! c",)

I Am Now an ISTQB Certified Software Engineer!



September 10, 2012 is another milestone in my career. This is the date when I passed one of the important board exam and certification in our profession. This is the ISTQB or the International Software Testing Qualifications Board! This is an International Certification in the field of software testing engineering!

All the hardships in terms of time pressure, peer pressure, and overnight reviews during weekends were now turned to a sweet fruit that I'm starting to enjoy!

I had a very little time to have my own review for this certification. We had a month-long Monday review sessions for this certification but because of my too busy schedules, I wasn't able to attend most of the sessions! I've just got a serious review last week, one hour every after work and a full blast last Saturday and Sunday!

Thank God, I didn't only passed the exam, I even got a high score!



The examination is a computer-based exam consisting of 40 difficult questions. The passing score is 26 points or 65%. I got an overall correct answer of 30 points or 75%! Wow!

Above were the pictures of my examination result right after the exam. My certification will be given to us six to eight weeks now!

ISTQB certification is an International Board Exam! It is recognize all over the world in our field of Software Engineer. Certification represents recognition of a particular individual’s professional competence. It is prestige for the individual and a competitive advantage over non-certified individuals in the same field. Many companies consider ISTQB certification as a plus point for employees during appraisals. And during employee recruitment here and abroad, many companies prefer certified employees over non certified employees!

On my next post, I will share with you more of my success story pertaining to this prestige international certification. Thank you Lord for this another great blessing! c",)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Mama Mary!

Today, September 8, we are celebrating the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary! This occasion is called as the Nativity of Mary, or Birth of the Virgin Mary.


Well to give you a quick trivia about the birth of Mama Mary, Saint Anne & Saint Joachim are the parents of our Virgin Mary.

According to the Wikipedia, the tradition celebrates the event as a liturgical feast in the Roman Catholic calendar of saints and in most Anglican liturgical calendars on 8 September, nine months after the solemnity of her Immaculate Conception, celebrated on 8 December. The Eastern Orthodox equivalent, the Nativity of the Theotokos pertains to the birth of the Virgin Mary in the Orthodox perspective.

Moreover, this feast, like that of the Assumption of Mary, originated in Jerusalem. It began in the fifth century as the feast of the Basilica Sanctae Mariae ubi nata est, now called the Basilica of Saint Anne. In the seventh century, the feast was celebrated by the Byzantines and at Rome as the feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The feast is also celebrated by Syrian Christians on 8 September and by Coptic Christians on May 9th (1 Bashans).

Apostolic tradition places Mary's birthplace either in the Church of Saint Anne in Jerusalem, or in Tzippori, Israel, where Saint Anne once lived.

The whole country as well as the Catholic Churches around the world is now celebrating this divine event in the live of Mama Mary.

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Mama Mary! c",)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Two 'Darna!'

This photo is now viral on the world-wide web. It shows two Darna, one being Angel Locsin and the other being Marian Rivera.

Now that the Kapamilya network is set to revive "Darna" in the movie wherein Angel Locsin reprises her previous role in the Kapuso TV series, the comparison between her and rival Marian Rivera who also portrayed "Darna" in another TV series once more heats up.

Here is their photo comparing the two Darna:

I don't think why Marian's Darna is wearing a black costume?! Maybe a photo expert edited her costume in photoshop! Hmmm....

Now throwing to you the same question, who between the two Darna you like and love more?! c",)

Enrique Gil and Rocky Video!

For the fourth time, I met the country's one of the hottest young actor, Enrique Gil! And for this time, we had our cool video!

This is during the Blogger's Con of his latest horror flick "Amorosa: The Revenge." In the said movie, he is playing the character of Rommel, one of the two sons of Ms. Angel Aquino.

In our video, Enrique Gil is inviting you to visit my two blogsites namely Bits of Rocks and TV Series Craze. On the other hand, I am inviting you all to watch "Amorosa: The Revenge."

Here is our cool and cute video. Let's all watch this:



Aside from "Amorosa," Enrique is also one of the lead stars of the Primetime Royal Teleserye, "Princess and I" portraying the character of the lovable prince Dasho Jao!

Thanks Enrique! See you again in our next exciting events! c",)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September 2012 - "It's BER and Love Month!


It's BER month already! Woooh...! I smell Christmas, I smell celebration, I smell love! Now that we're already on the month of September, countdown to Christmas starts! Happiness, celebration, and bonuses are coming our way!

September is also the month which tells my previous most memorable love stories! Remember September 19, 1999 and September 14, 2005?! :)

Hopefully, I can give you another bits for these two love stories, But I won't anymore focus my September 2012 to those things of the past. Rather, I will share more on my exciting September events!

Yes, September 2012 spells events! This month, I have lots of exciting and sizzling event lineups. Therefore, expect that this site will be filled with my exciting event and adventures stories!

And since it's already a BER month, let me be the first to greet you with an advance "Merry Christmas!" Stay cool and safe everyone! c",)