Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!


Yours truly would like to take this oppurtunity to say...

             "Merry Christmas!"

Share the love, peace, prosperity, and forgiveness!


Bits of Rocks together with my other blog sites in the world wide web would also like to say "Thank You" for being with us all throughout the year! This is actually our 7TH Christmas together! 7 years and counting...

Enjoy the holiday! (RCB)


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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

#RocKylie: Kylie and Rocky for Kapuso Christmas

Kapuso actress Kylie Padilla was also part of the GMA Christmas 2015 bloggers' event #PaGMAmamahalan Blogcon. Kylie together with Julian Trono represented and discussed their afternoon teleserye, "Buena Familia." 

Me and Kylie look perfect together! Thus forming the tandem dubbed as RocKylie. Well, check out our photos together: 




"Bagay ba kami?"  Wish to have a teleserye with her soon!

Great meeting you again Kylie! Merry Christmas! (RCB)



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Dingdong Dantes Rocks the Christmas



Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes also graced the GMA Christmas 2016 bloggers'conference dubbed as "PaGMAmamahalan" BlogCon. On the said event, Dingdong discussed about #NowPh, an advocacy to fight the climate change wherein he is the ambassador.

In my health and fitness blog Runner Rocky, I've already shared our story about #NowPh. So this time here in Bits of Rocks, let me share with you more on our selfies and photos together. Here they go: 




I've first met Dingdong in 2012 during the "Protege" days wherein he was the main host together with Carla Abellana. Afterwards, we've been together in different events on the succeeding months including the launch of his horror-comedy flick "Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles."

Great that after a year, we met again for this exciting environmental campaign. 

I would also like to congratulate Dingdong for being a new proud father to a cute baby girl and a loving husband to the beautiful Marian Rivera-Dantes! God bless and Merry Christmas! (RCB)



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The Amazing #Selfie with Betong

He is now famous is playing various iconic roles in the longest running gag show "Bubble Gang." The most popular is Antonietta, a satire to the kontrabidas of telenovelas! Ladies and gentlemen, here is the Amazing Betong!

Glad to meet this versatile comedian during our Kapuso #PaGMAmahalan blogcon. I already met here before in some events. But in this GMA Christmas event was my first time to talk, interview, and had selfies with him!

Check out our various selfies below combining wacky, normal, and smiley:








During this event, I also found out that Betong is my teammate's kababata! Both of them were from Antipolo. We had our video greetings together for my teammate which was posted in my Facebook account.

Aside from these selfies, I also got selfies with him but as Antonietta. And I will share that on my next post so stay tune! (RCB)





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Monday, December 14, 2015

In Black with Starbucks

The season of holiday also means a season of collecting stickers for the Starbucks planner for most of us (including yours truly). And yes, I am proud to say that I already completed the 18 required stickers and I already got my Starbucks 2016 Planner since last November.

But before I showcase with you my green planner, let me show you first one of my photo artworks during my coffee break in the said coffee shop:


Yes, everytime I have my favorite frapp in Starbucks,  I took different photos of my coffee together with my sticker holder and SB loyalty card in different angles. This is one of my ways to share my perseverance in collecting stickers for the planner.

In my next post, I will definitely share with you my Starbucks 2016 Planner. Stay tune! (RCB)


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Saturday, December 12, 2015

December 2015: "Ending the Year Right"



2016 is fast approaching. And yes, we are now down to the last calendar page of 2015, the month of December.

December is really, really a very busy month for yours truly. Well, aside from attending side by side christmas parties and beating the christmas rush shopping, my social media is also 100 times more busy! I need to complete my annual yearender posts for my four blogsites including the much awaited Bits of Rocks' Top 15 highlights of 2015. Of course, another top list to do for 2016 is also up to write. I also need to finish the winners of my yearly TV Series Craze Awards. And I need to wrap up my running achievements for Runner Rocky. All of these are set to complete and post before the end of December before we welcome the new year!

2015 is such a very lucky year for me even though I struggle for my lovelife. They were still so many things to thank for! The highlights and the lowlights of my   2015 were all be revealed here so you should get ready!

Join me as I end 2015 with a huge thank and let's welcome 2016 with a big bang! Cheers! (RCB)



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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Chinito #Selfie with Jason Dy

For the first time, I've met the heartthrob RnB singer and The Voice of the Philippines grand champion Jason Dy during the blogcon of his self-titled second album.

Check out two of our selfies together:



Just like yours truly, Jason is also a 25% Chinese hence the surname Dy. :)

On my next posts, I will share with you more about Jason Dy which we discussed during the blogcon. And of course, I will also share the full video of my exclusive interview with him.

Great meeting you Jason! (RCB)



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Friday, November 20, 2015

"Rock and Ross" - A Light Talk with Arny Ross



It was already two years ago when I first met the GMA's so-called "Darling of the Dance floor", Arny Ross Roque or simply Arny Ross. Yes, she was one of the cast members of the previous Alden Richards' teleserye, "Mundo Mo'y Akin."

Arny is now one of the main casts of the hit gag show "Bubble Gang" and the member of the show's girl group called "Bubble Shakers."

During our early Christmas event in the Kapuso network dubbed as "PaGMAmahalan Blog Con,"  me and Arny met again and shared light talks. She and the Kapuso comedian Betong joined the event representing their gag show "Bubble Gang."

Arny is actually a product of the GMA's 2013 artista search  Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break under Gina Alajar and later to Phillip Salvador wherein she represented the Southern Luzon in that season. In that said show, she formed a love team with the show's grand winner and also my friend Jeric Gonzales. 

After the said artista search competition, Arny appeared in the different GMA TV shows. And now she became popular being part of the longest-running gag show on TV, "Bubble Gang."

According to Arny, the gag show paved way for her stardom. Their group called the 'Bubble Shakers' where she showcases her dancing talent is now a household name. That even landed her to become a cover girl of the FHM 2015 issue. She even ranked No. 26 in the magazine's 100 Sexiest Women for 2015. 

In person, Arny is also cool and kalog. She has full of humors. And yes, she also loves taking pictures just like yours truly! :) 

Of course, we had our wacky selfies together! Check these out:




Arny also revealed the exciting surprises of "Bubble Gang" as it celebrates its 20TH Anniversary. They will introduce more new segments and more new performances from their group. And of course, there will be a big celebration wherein the original casts of the show namely Ara Mina, Sunshine Cruz, Diana Zubiri, and Assunta De Rossi rejoin them!

Great meeting you again Arny! We really enjoyed the day. See you again soon. More new projects to come! (RCB)




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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

An Early Christmas Treat from Kapuso's #PaGMAmahalanBlogCon



With this year's Christmas theme of "MaGMAmahalan Tayo Ngayong Pasko," GMA-7 treat bloggers with an early Christmas event dubbed as "PaGMAmamahalan Bloggers'Conference."

Held at the Mom & Tina's Bakery Cafe in Sgt. Esguerra St., Quezon City just this Tuesday afternoon, November 17, 2015, the event combined a fun Christmas activities, a launch of the environmental campaign NowPH, a look on the GMA's exciting TV shows for the last quarter of 2015, and interesting Question and Answer portions from the Kapuso stars present during the event.

Inline with the "PaGMAmahalan" theme, the bloggers can bring their loved ones on the event and enjoy happiness together with them and with the Kapuso stars. GMA also surprised us with exciting Christmas gifts and sweets straight from their hearts.

Here are some of our happines photos during the event where we shared love from one another. I even posed selfie with my gifts from the Kapuso network:





The event was also divided into four major programs namely a Facebook Chat with Dingdong Dantes; the launch of the Now.PH environmental act; forum with the casts of "Buena Familia" namely Julian Trono and Kylie Padilla; and cool talks with the "Bubble Gang" stars Betong and Army Rose.

Of course I took the oppurtunity to have a pictorial with them on the GMA wall. Here are some of our photos: 




The event woudn't be completed if I haven't got a chance to have a selfie with the Kapuso stars. Here are some of my selfies with Betong and Arny:





Yes, these were only few. I'll share more photos on my next posts. Treat this one as a teaser since I'll be sharing moments with them separately on my succeeding posts! :)

Meanwhile, the Kapuso stars also entertained the bloggers during the event. Julian showcased his dancing stints as he performed dance numbers to the tune of the current hit dance music including "Twerk It Like Miley." Betong on the other hand serenaded us with the classic OPM love song "Ikaw Ang lahat Sa Akin." And surprisingly, Kylie showcased her unique talent barking like a dog. 

That was really a day filled of love, fun, and happiness! Thank you and congratulations Kapuso for organizing an early Christmas treat like this! Looking forward for more surprises on the coming days! Let's spread the love! #MaGMAhalanTayo! Truly #ProudKapuso! (RCB)




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Friday, November 13, 2015

On the Way to Complete the Stickers for the Starbucks Planner 2016


I'm on a momentum to complete faster than expected the required stickers for the Starbucks Planner 2016. Right now, I have 9 stickers and 9 more to go to complete the 18 stickers.

Hopefully before the end of November, I can post my third Starbucks planner which is a real fruit of my perseverance! It's a coffee everyday session to gain more stickers! I always order my favorite frappucino everytime I visit the nearest Starbucks coffeeshop in our area. 

On the photo above is my ordered Christmas frapp together with my sticker booklet, my Starbucks card, and my newly-bought cool cellphone pouch for my iPhone 6. Do your love it?! I'll share more starbucks coffee sessions in my next post. And of course, I will update you with the latest counts of my sticker collection. Stay tune! (RCB)





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Thursday, November 5, 2015

#ThrowbackThursday: The Starbucks Planners Then and Now

It's a season of Starbucks Planner once again! And yes I admit, yours truly is now an avid collector of this cool planner since 2013. This year will be my third time to get crazy in collecting stickers for this planner.

As I've told you in my month-opener post, I will share with you my daily coffee moment to gather those stickers for the planner. But before that, let's compare first the last year's Starbucks Planner versus the 2016 planner as part of our #ThrowbackThursday segment. Here they are:

The 2015 Starbucks Planner:


The 2016 Starbucks Planner:


Honestly speaking, last year's designs were far better than this year's. Agree?

The current designs were so simple. They were categorized into colors and sizes - 4 colors (white, green, black, and red) and 2 sizes ( 2 smalls and 2 bigs). The two smalls were thicker since pages were according to days while the 2 bigs were according to weeks.

But what made this year's designs different from the previous is that Starbucks collaborates with the Italian notebook brand, the Moleskine.

What more can you say about the last year and this year's designs?

One thing is sure... yours truly is up again to collect stickers to grab my new Starbucks 2016 Planner. And I will definitely keep you posted! (RCB)



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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

November 2015: "A Birthday Party for Runner Rocky"



My sports and fitness blog Runner Rocky will be celebrating its first year birthday this November 24, 2015. Therefore, it means a huge party and a grand celebration!

Yes, there are so many good things to thank for. At a span of 1 year, Runner Rocky receives so many blessings including its recent recognition as the No. 1 Emerging Influential Blog of 2015. We will have a month long celebration for that in www.runnerrocky.com.

Aside from that, November is also a month of collection. Yes, I am now starting to collect stickers  for my Starbucks 2016 Planner and I will share with you my day-to-day coffee time  to gather the stickers! 

Last month, I have started my new segment called #ThrowbackThursday wherein every Thursday, I feature great photo moments from the past! We will continue that this month onwards. :)

And of course, expect for new exciting and interesting posts from yours truly. 

November is indeed another fun-filled month of celebration. Let's spread happiness and love on this second to the last month of 2015! (RCB)


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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Pictorial with the Zombies!

Happy Halloween!!!

Let me start the month of November with scary photos of yours truly with the zombies!

Exactly two years ago, I have encountered these scary creatures. And yes, instead of bitting me, they enjoyed having photos with me! 

Check us out below:




Aside from those throwback pictures with the zombies, just recently (last week) during our Blogapalooza Seasons, I also encountered this zombie and enjoyed a wacky selfie with me:


Now I can conclude, zombies didn't only love to eat people... they also love to have photos and selfies together with them! Yours truly is a living proof! :)

Enjoy the Halloween everyone! (RCB)



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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Taking A New Leadership Training

Every other year in my professional career as a Software QA Engineer, I always ensure that I took certifications in line with my profession. In 2012, I have passed the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB) while last 2014, I got my Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification.

Since I already had those two major certifications significant in my chosen profession, this year my plan is to take new trainings for the meantime while thinking for a new certification / title to get. And one of these trainings is a leadership training dubbed as "Getting Ready to Lead."

Check out our graduation photos below after we successfully completed the said 3-day leadership training:



This was not my first time to attend a leadership training like this since in my previous company, I already had a similar training.

I will not post the whole details of the training but in a nutshell, this training prepared us to be more competitive leaders in the upcoming projects to handle. 

Will share more certifications and training posts in the coming days. Congratulations everyone! (RCB



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Thursday, October 29, 2015

#ThrowbackThursday: Believe in 'Forever' with Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil

Check out our throwback photo with the LizQuen loveteam Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano:


This was exactly one year ago during the launch of their very first teleserye, "Forevermore" where Liza played Agnes while Enrique played Xander.

The said TV series turned so successful making LizQuen a popular and favorite loveteam. Following the said teleserye are their movies namely "Just the Way You Are" and the recent "Everyday I Love You." (RCB)



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Our Cute Little Kitten Visitors

We have three little cute visitors the other day. And yes, they were too adorable making our afternoon great.

They were three little black kittens. They were knocking on our door asking for some food at the same time visiting also our cute cats inside our house.

Check out the cute candid photos of the said kittens captured by my iPhone 6 camera below:




They were so loved by my mom. Everyday, she feeds these cute little kittens with fish, pork, and cat food.

Thanks for your visit kitties! See you again tomorrow! (RCB)



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