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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Thursday, October 22, 2015

#ThrowbackThursday: "My Husband's Lover" Days with Tom Rodriguez


Exactly two years ago, Tom Rodriguez got his breakthrough role in Primetime TV series as Vincent Soriano in GMA's teleserye, "My Husband's Lover."

During our set visit in Vincent's car shop, Tom revealed how challenging the said character and why he accepted the said role of a bisexual male.

Today, Tom returned in Telebabad playing another iconic role - Sergio Santibanez in the Kapuso's 2015 remake of "Marimar" pairing him to Megan Young.

My last meetup with Tom was just this July 2015 during the Kapuso 65TH Year Anniversary Celebration in MOA Arena. Here is our photo together during the said event:


Keep up the good work Tom! See you again soon! More new exciting characters to come! (RCB)



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A Work of Art in the BGC Wall

Art is truly everywhere. Most of us didn't appreciate it even though we see it everyday. But once we pay attention to it, we will learn its true beauty. 

Let me share with you this work of art in the wall of Bonifacio Global City (BGC) amidst the busy night market of the new Mercato:



BGC is currently the center of different companies. Office buildings and condo units were located on it. Glad that even in this busy place, art still exists! (RCB)




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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Korean Dinner at Dong Won


It was another food-filled Friday night with yours truly and with my friends at work. The four of us this time enjoyed a Korean dinner at the Korean resto named Dong Won.

Great to be back in this Korea restaurant after couples of months. The last time we've been here was last April 2015. 

Since 2013, this place seems to be a silent witness in the different events in my life. But, I don't wanna talk about those things anymore. Past is past! Let's foucus now on the present and prepare for the future. Here is my company of good people:


Okey, let the pictures now speak for themselves. 

Let me share with you first those unlimited appetizers that made us crave for more:


We enjoyed two different sets of barbeque - the crispy pork and the meaty beef:



And yes, even two sets of soups were also served to us - the spicy beef with bola-bola and the seafood with tofu:



This green letucce blended with fresh garlics is one of my favorites:


After the heavy dinner, we had a sweet cold dessert - the Korean ice cream! I admit, I really love these:



These were the food we ordered that Friday night. We were really, really full not only with good foods but with great kwentuhan and kulitan as well!

That was a night! Another memorable moment in this Korean restaurant! 


We'll be back again in this place soon trying other dishes! Two thumbs up Dong Won! (RCB)


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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Winning No. 1 in the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2015 is More than a Dream Come True!


The hardworks finally pay off! Runner Rocky, my newly owned blog for fitness, sports, and running was recognized and awarded last Saturday, October 10, 2015 as one of the Emerging Influential Blogs for the year.

And yes, this award for me is more than a dream come true! Why? It's because, I didn't only make it on the top 10, I was even emerged as No. 1!

Runner Rocky took the No. 1 spot in this annual award organized by Influential Blogger and Ms. Janette Toral, an e-commerce advocate and founder of Digital Filipino.

Aside from being No. 1 in the ranking, Runner Rocky also created a new record in the history of this award as it is their very first winner with a sports and fitness niche.

Since 2010, it was always my own tradition every year to send my article nominees for this award even though I have no new blog. Two of my existing blogs today namely TV Series Craze (2010) and The Lifestyle Portal (2012) were also products of this writing project but sad to say, they didn't won! That's why I'm so much thankful that Runner Rocky made it for them.

The Certificate of Recognition for Runner Rocky being an Emerging Influential Blog:


8 of the 10 Winners Up on the Stage:


Yours truly Discussing the Success Story of Runner Rocky:


The Top 3 winners - me for Runner Rocky, Jay for Chef Jay's Kitchen, and Miyo for Take Off Philippines:


Receiving my Award Up in the Stage with Ms. Janette Toral:


The day 10/10 (October 10) when the awarding ceremony took place truly served as a lucky day for me when I received this prestige recognition!

The whole story about this award is already up and posted in Runner Rocky. You may check it now at www.runnerrocky.com.

Once more, thank you so much for the votes, trust, and support making Runner Rocky a No. 1 emerging influential blog winner! I am now more inspire to blog and run at the same time. Let's all keep our passion in blogging! (RCB)



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Call Me Maybe Anew

My schedule for this month and for the last two months of the year is really hectic. My event calendar is also fully-booked with lots of different events. And each of these events means networking and socialization.

So to prepare for those said events, I also ready my calling cards. I've printed new set like the one you see below:


That's my new set of business cards representing my social media and my four major blogs. You want some?!

Red is the theme of my card since red is my favorite color. Many thanks to my friend Romeo for designing those cards. Let's exchange cards in our next events. (RCB)



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Thursday, October 8, 2015

#ThrowbackThursday: "The Janitor" Days with Dennis Trillo

It's another #ThrowbackThursday today. And for this day, let me share with you our #tbt moment with Dennis Trillo one year ago.

Here is one of our cool photos together:


That was during the blogcon of Dennis' Cinemalaya's award-winning movie, "The Janitor" where he played a secret agent camoflauging himself as a janitor.

This year, I met Dennis again for his romance film with Maja Salvador and Richard Yap called "You're Still the One."

And of course, Dennis now portrays the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) icon, Felix Manalo.

Great one Dennis! You're truly a versatile actor of the country. Hope to see you again! (RCB)



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October 2015: "Tougher October"


2015 is now down to its last quarter. Three months to go and we will set to welcome another calendar year. I'm so excited to share with you my 2015 yearender post at the end of the year or early next year. But before that, let's face first the remaining pages of the calendar.

The month of October seems to be a challenging month for me since I'm about to face different challenges in different aspects of my life - career, blogging, running, and other things. But the good thing is... I'm overcoming them! I'm about to win the battle!

The month is also another busy month to yours truly. But of course, I will find time to keep you updated with the latest happenings in my life here in this blog. Stay tune for more exciting unveiling. :)

So, ready...set...Fight! (RCB)



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