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Friday, January 3, 2014

Top 13 of My 2013: The Year of 'Bitter-Sweet' Moments!

2013 is Over!  But as part of my tradition here in my personal blog Bits of Rocks,  I always share with you my avid readers, viewers, friends, and networks my annual year ender review. Every end of the year, I wrap up the year listing down the top things which highlighted my year!

Most of the beliefs said that 13 is a bad number. It means a bad luck for many. But for me, I didn't treat 13 as an unlucky number. Instead, I treat and set it as a number of lucky charm and success. Therefore, the year 2013 for me both spell a good and not so good year for me in different aspects of life - career, lovelife, socials.

For my 2013 year-end personal report, I counted down the Top 13 things which made my 2013. Like I've said, 2013 both spelled success and failure at the same time. Hence I called it, The Year of "Bitter-Sweet" Moments.

Are you now ready to know my Top 13 of 2013?! Well, here is my list starting from top no. 13 up to the top no. 1 highlights of 2013 counting down from least to greatest:

13.) Entering a Networking Business:
Aside from my regular work in IT and career in blogging and social media, the second quarter of  2013 opened a networking business for me. I became part of the famous vitamin / optimizer networking business. For a month, I was active on the said networking business. But because of my too busy and hectic schedule, I lied low on the business in recruiting people, But, I'm still active in using the products since it's good for the health! At the same time, I'm still a retailer of the said products!      
12.) New TV Appearances:

In 2012, I've appeared in various TV programs and commercials from the two rival networks such as in "Maria La Del Barrio," "Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig," "Ina Kapatid Anak," etc. But this year, more TV appearances of yours truly took place. Some of these were "Indio," "Little Champ," TV5's Blogapalooza interview, and a major live TV guesting in two of PTV4's news and editorial programs. One of these was the "Tulong Sa Bayan" hosted by Ms. Kathy San Gabriel discussing the help of blogging for the victims of Yolanda.        

11.) A Struggle in the Workplace:

The first quarter of 2013 was not a good quarter for me! That was the time when I was pushed into the limits. Imagine, the day itself of my birthday, I was struggling and arguing with my new manager! Too harsh the experience was! But those things kept me stronger and brighter! Thanks for putting me on a better place!

Meeting and Mingling with Different International Celebrities

A Year of Collections and First Timer!

10.) Fresh New Looks, Great New Styles:

The year 2013 even gave me a new look, a new style in terms of fashion and appearance. Yes, this year, I tried different variations of my hairstyles inline with the latest trends in fashion. My current haircut now is the hit Mohawk! I've tried different variations of it including the one with shave marks. And of course aside from the haircut, I also varied my style in wearing different attires. I've showcased both from formal to rockstar taste of fashion! I even imitated the dress style of Tom Rodriguez and Dennis Trillo from their hit soap.      
 9.) The Year of the 'First Time:'

2013 was really a year of all the first time! Yes, many things I had and I did were all first time! Some of these were the following: first time to complete Starbucks stickers and collect the planner; first time to join the Project Headshot pictorial; first time to subscribe for a phone's postpaid line; first time to use an android phone; first time of consistently taking lunch out and not anymore bringing  baon in the office; first time to use Instagram; and first time to get addicted, collected and completed the set of Smurfs little toys! Of course,  collecting of Coca-cola glasses, magazines, and calendars was still practiced.         

 8. ) Many New International Encounters:

My celebrity hobby leveled up for this year! Aside from our local stars, this time, I encountered and mingled more with the foreign celebrities! This year, I met the following international celebrities: Apl.De.Ap; Chris Cayzer; The Chippendales; the Glee Stars Becca Tobin, Melissa Benoist, Jacob Artist, and  Dean Geyer; our very own  Charice; and the legendary 80's singer Patti Austin. I even met again the Thai heartthrob Mario Maurer during the premiere night of his new movie "Pee Mak" but sad to say, I didn't got a chance to have a picture with him! I also met different international models from the different events.     

Cats and Kittens as the New Member of the Family!

Friends, Teams, Groups and Networks!

7.)  New Gadgets and Appliances for the Year:

This year, I was able to bought new gadgets and appliances. Some of these were a new Samsung S3 Android phone replacing my qwerty Samsung phone; a new tablet; a new radio component for our sala; and a 20" LED state-of-the art TV for my room. We even bought some other small things for ourselves in addition with. 

6.) New Cats and Kittens as the New Member of the Family:

Aside from our big male cat Macmac who started to live with us as a visitor last 2012, this 2013, we adopted more new cats and kittens. It stated with the mother-cat Choleng who gave birth to first three white kittens namely Nini, Nunuy, and Buboy. After months, it gave birth again to another five new kittens. Two of which died. The remaining three plus Nini were given to my friends. Then earlier in December, Choleng once more gave birth to nine new baby kittens, her new babies from Macmac. Some died while we gave the others. Only one of them remained to us, a baby girl tiger-like kitty. All in all, we are taking good care to five cats in our home!   

5.) More Active and Dominant in the Social Media:

2013 made me more active in Social Media! Aside from blogging, more new social networks of yours truly opened up! I created my personal Instagram account last September. Then, I opened up my Sound Cloud account where I share my cover versions of the different songs. I even have now my Foursquare account where you can find me in different places. Aside from my personal YouTube Channel, I created another one named Vids of Rock this time containing events, happenings, and other interesting things.  You can also read the comics version of myself via Bitstrips. Of course, I'm still active and kicking in Twitter and Facebook. You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram via my username @rockenroll_04.   

This blog, the Bits of Rocks even celebrated its 5TH Year Blog Anniversary last March 2013.

4.) More New Events
We can say that, "inuulan ako ng events" this year! Yes, more new events and invites were pouring! I got new and different invites from the different PRs ranging from a simple one to a prestige big time happenings! Even though some "insecure" personalities keep on pulling me down, I still got the lucks and blessings! I even managed to surpass them!

The Three Seasons of My Lovelife

Some New Gadgets, Appliances, and Valuable Things for the Year!

3.) New Friends, New Team, New Barkada:

This year, I met new friends, I became part of new group, I expanded my networks! I got found friends from the different events I have attended and from my team and workplace itself! I even found new love. I enjoyed new friendships!

2.) New Working Environment:

Earlier this year, I suffered! But on the mid-part up to the last, I enjoyed and emerged on top! The tragedies I've experienced in this aspect of my career seemed a blessing in disguise. God put me on the better one. He leads me to a brighter path. Now I'm enjoying what I have - the people, the friends, the place, the position, and the range!

1.) Three Seasons of Love

And now we are down to my top list, the No. 1 spot in my Top 13! And yes, this part is the hardest one to write! Sorry, but this one really spelled my 2013. It drove me crazy I guest! If in 2012, I got three relationships at the same time (yes as in sabay-sabay), 2013 then served as my karma! This time, not once nor twice, but thrice! Yes, three times I got three different love stories but of one similar plot! Hence they were termed as Season 1, Season 2,  and Season 3. It seems nakiki-uso yata ako sa trend ng love stories ngayon...!!! Earlier in January 2013, my siomai-serye reigned the social media (Season 1). It was eventually replaced by a new one in May 2013, the most silent of the three (Season 2). Until the mid part of the year 'till the present was dominated by the third one (Season 3). Take note, all of them have one letter in common! Can you guest what letter is this?!

But of course, my 2013 didn't only rotate to these three seasons. Last March 2013 before Season 2, I got a one-month long relationship (mala-Cristine at Derek lang ang peg) but didn't prosper to last! The first movie that we had watched was "It Takes a Man and a Woman" therefore that movie specially the theme song spoke something in my heart.          

And that concludes the year that was, my Top 13 of 2013! It was really a Bitter-Sweet! In both the love and the career aspects, it combined the sweetness and bitterness! Sorry, I can't disclose any names for privacy and confidentiality purposes! Looking forward, for the best this 2014! Happy New Year to all! (RCB)

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Teaser of My 2013 Personal Year Ender (Video)

2013 is yet to concluded. But before we wrap up the year, I'll share with you the top things that made my 2013! Yes, if you're an avid viewer of Bits of Rocks, you may recall that every year, I am sharing to my dear readers a year ender report jotting down the top best and worst things of my year!

Before I share with you my 2013 Year Ender, I've prepared a short video teaser narrating what to expect in my 2013 wrap-up. Here it goes:    

My 2013 personal year ender review will be comprised of Top 13 moments highlighting my year! Yup, this is a combination of good and bad things that happened in my life this year!

Aside from my year ender, like I always do, I will also share with you my Top 14 for the coming year 2014 Sounds exciting isn't it?!

So, stay tune as I'll share with you two of the most important personal feature articles every year here in this blog! It's a conclusion of the outgoing year at the same time a prelude to the coming new year! Happy New Year everyone! (RCB)

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

12 of 2012: The 12 Highlights of My 2012!

The year 2012 was another wondrous year for me. Many exciting things happened in my life for the said year. I even faced different challenges which I surpassed. But in all those things, the year 2012 marked my celebrity career. It was a shinning year, a year of events!    

Last 2011, I wasn't able to wrap up my year since I was too busy and I neglected to write my own yearender. But this year, before I face the new challenges of 2013, let me share with you the twelve things which highlighted my year.     
Ladies and gentlemen, here are my "12 of 2012: The 12 Highlights of My 2012" which I enumerated the same way I did every year end:

1. The Year of the Shinning Stars
As I have said, 2012 was my year of the stars! This was the year where I met the brightest stars of the country. I met different personalities from the movie, TV, and music scenes both local and international. Some of the local artists I met were Angel Locsin, Piolo Pascual, Vilma Santos, Coco Martin, Kris Aquino, John Lloyd Cruz, Anne Curtis, Kim Chiu, Richard Gomez, Aga Muchlach, Dennis Trillo, Marian Rivera, Arnel Pineda, and Sam Milby to name a few. Meanwhile in the international scene were Mario Maurer, Chantavit "Ter" Dhanasevi, Preechaya "Ice" Pongthananikom, and Zac Efron.        
A Shinning 2012!

My Star-Studded Year!

2. The Year of the Events

2012 was also the year where I got so many invites from the different events. Presscons, movie premieres, concerts, product launches, set visits, bloggers' conferences, and award nights were some of the things which kept me busy in the previous year.   

3. The Year of My International Software Certification  

In 2012, even though I was busy with the different things outside office, I still managed to excel in terms of my profession. 2012 was also the year where I got my International Software Certification called the ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualification Board). I passed the exam with a high score!     

My Variations of Looks in 2012

Company Activities

4. The Year When I Got My VISA

For the first time, I got my US VISA with a three-month duration. I was supposed to sent by my company in Nashville, USA for first-hand training and actual work last August. But it was postponed. The schedule then was moved this 2013.

5.  The Year When My Three Main Blogs Come in New Look  

Three of my very first blog sites come in new look in 2012. My personal blog Bits of Rocks, my music blog Rhythm of the Rock, and my TV series entertainment blog TV Series Craze all look brand new with their new template designs and with their new logos. They were now looking great and fresh attracting more fans, visitors, and followers. 

6. The Year When We Got a New Pet Cat

Yes, 2012 was the year when we officially adopt our cute pet cat named Macmac. At first, my mom was hesitant in having a pet cat inside our home. Before, we only feed Macmac outside of our house. But all of a sudden my mom eventually changed her mind and allow Macmac to live with us inside our home sweet home. He now sleeps, eats, and roams around our home. He can sleep everywhere he wants - in my bed, in our sofa, in my brother's computer table, or in my own laptop table.   

My Three Classic Blogs Come in New Look!

The Reunion!

7. The Year When I Faced Challenges and Conflicts

The year 2012 was not always a good year. This was also the year when I got conflicts with certain persons. I wouldn't anymore elaborate them here in my yearender. They already know who they are and the challenges I faced. It only proves the saying, "Sa lahat ng gubat may ahas!"       

8. The Year of Material Lost

As I've said, 2012 was not always a good year. Aside from conflicts which made me stressful last year, one of the things which made 2012 remarkable in not so good category was loosing consecutive material things. These were: my wallet was snatched in the bus in the rainy night of August, my cellphone was lost/dropped in the FX van a week after, my coin purse was lost, and borrowed things were not returned to me by the borrower! And before the year end on the Christmas eve, my expensive shampoo was stole by my gatecrasher cousin!

9. The Year of the Reunion                

Back in the good things in 2012, the year also served as a reunion with my close friends. I was reunited with my college friends and besfriend! I was with them in some of the events I attended. I even watched three premier night movies (superhero movies) with my bestfriend. 'Rockyron' returned in 2012! 

Event! Event! Event!

My Network of Friends Expand More!

10. The Year When I Found New Friends Expanding My Network  

I found new set of friends in 2012! Yes, my network of friends truly expanded in the previous year. I met friends from the different events I've attended, from the different organizations, and even in my own office. I even met new bloggers this year. I also joined in different organizations in 2012.   

11. The Year of  My Blooming Romance and Lovelife

Aside from having new set of friends, my lovelife truly bloomed in 2012! Yes, I was full of romance last year! And take note, I got three affairs at the same time (yup three gfs at the same time) last March. But now I'm stick to one! I was supposed to have another affair but I think that will not prosper because of a certain reason which I will not mention here (baka mabasa niya). About my sexlife, I prefer to shut up this time.

12. The Year When I Became Kapamilya, Kapuso, and Kapatid 

2012 also let me to become a Kapamilya, Kapuso, and Kapatid at the same time! I got chances to attend events and become part of these three networks (ABS-CBN 2, GMA-7, TV5) making me feel like a freelance artist with no exclusivity!  

I Got Too Many Movie Premieres!

I Successfully  Passed An International Board Exam

We Got a New Pet Cat Macmac!

These are the 12 things which paint colors in my 2012. I will cherish and keep all the good things that happened. And of course, I'm throwing away those bad moments but I'll kept the lessons they brought me.

2012 is now part of the memories and history. It made me happy, sad, inspired, stressful, and stronger at the same time! Hope you enjoy my 2012 yearender. Join me next year in wrapping up the things happening in my life! (RCB)    

Saturday, January 1, 2011

"10 of 10" - My Top 10 Accomplishment for 2010!

After we bid goodbye with the year of the tiger, the year 2010, let's look back for the 10 great things brought to me by this year.

It's now time to count our blessings! What are the blessings given to me by the year 2010? What are the great new things 2010 left to me?!

As I always do every end of the year, here is my year-end report! This is my "10 of 10" which denotes my Top 10 Accomplishment for 2010!

Let's now start our countdown! Of course on top is the most significant! Here you go:

1. A Project Manager and a Test Coordinator

- My successful career even more prosper this year! Yup, this is the year when I became a Project Manager of two projects in our company. What more, I even became a Test Coordinator in one of our project release! Month after month, I handle different projects! This year really made my career in terms of management a prosperous one! Thanks to my previous manager for his trust in my managerial skills!

2. The Purchase of My Brand New Toshiba Laptop

- This year is also the year wherein I bought different things and appliances in our home. But the most expensive and the most precious of them is my brand new Toshiba Laptop! I bought it last October 24, 2010 together with a wireless router! I got the latest model. Though its quite expensive since its Toshiba, a high-end brand of laptop with the latest model, thanks God I can afford to buy it! I already gave my former PC to my younger brother. Now both of us were enjoying surfing the net at the same time!

3. Continuously Growth of My Bank Savings

- Every payday, I put some money savings in my bank account. And before the end of the year, I'm so glad that my savings really grow! It continuously increase! From this savings, I afford to buy a brand new laptop and sustain the tuition fee of my younger brother who is currently taking up an IT course in STI college!

4. TV Series Craze Rocks

- My blog site called TV Series Craze is now the No. 1 entertainment blog site in the field of TV series! I'm so amaze that everyday, its rankings keep on rising! More and more visitors were visiting it everyday. Now, this site got 3,000 to 4,000 daily visits! What more, as of this day, its Alexa Rank is now 533, 035. On Top Philippine Blog, its at No. 42. On Worldwide Top of Blogs, it's currently at No. 5! And on Blogroll Center, it's at No. 1! Wow! Thank you very much my avid readers! You made its success!

5. The Purchase of Brand New Appliances

- Aside from the purchase of my brand new Toshiba Laptop, this year really marks the purchase of our other new appliances! Yup, 2010 is the year when we bought our other big and expensive appliances like air-con and double-deck bed! We also bought new stuff toy cabinet, an office chair, new computer table for the laptop, and other more home accessories! Our home is now filled with new appliances! Thank you Lord!

6. The Birth of Three New Blogs

- Aside from the previous blog sites that you know, three more blogs were born this year! One of these was created through Wordpress while the other two were sexy daring hot blog sites! The blog site called "Rockz Cafe" was born last February using the Wordpress platform. This is all about my Cafe World design and updates. Cafe World is a popular Facebook game which made me addicted to it! I use a pen name in writing my two daring sexy blogs. I didn't use my name in these two blogs since its very controversial! The first one was born last May while the other one was last September! With the collection of all my blog sites, a league of all the Rocky's blogs called The Rock's Blog Network" was formed!

7. An Active Sex Life

- This year is really the 'hottest' year for me! Ooh yeah! Uhh...! I'm single but take note, I have a very active sex life! Haha! I got some sexual encounters with the new people I met. I made many bed scenes this year! The last one night stand I had was last December 22! Too sexy this year was! I even had a kissing scene in the bar! Haha! Though I'm not yet committed to someone, I had plenty of sex!

8. Payments and Earnings From My Blogs

- Finally, I got my very first earning from my blogs! Yeah, I already received my payments from my income generating blogs. These were the accumulated earnings of my blogs last 2009. I received it through my Paypal account and I withdraw it through Union Bank ATM. Nice!

9. New Friends and New Apples of the Eye

- Besides earning money, position, appliances, and other material things, I'm glad that this year, I met new people, new friends! Some of these people who became my friends were from other team. Some were those I met in the parties! Of course, I got many apples of my eye! I think two or three for this year! Haha! They were my 'special someone' for the year!

10. A Brand New Collection

- Aside from my collection of books, magazines, stuff toys, and DVDs, a new collection rose this year! This 2010, I started to collect angels! Yup, different types of cute figurine angels! Every payday, I bought some in Trinoma. They were really cute! I put them in our LCD flat screen TV, in my brother's PC, and in my laptop table. Some were under our red Christmas tree! This new year, I will buy some more! Yeah, I will share my angel collection in my succeeding posts!

These are my "10 of 10", my Top 10 accomplishment last 2010! Of course, I even got some blessings not included in this list. Some were minor to mention but I really appreciate them!

Of all these accomplishment, all I can say is thank you! Thank you our dearest Lord for giving me all of these! I really appreciate these! I'll cherish them!

This 2011, I'm looking forward for more new blessings to come! But of course, all these gifts is because of us then given by the Lord! We cannot receive the blessings we desire if we didn't work hard for it and without trust to God! As they say "nasa Diyos ang awa nasa tao ang gawa...", let's strive hard to achieve all our desires! Thank you 2010! C",)

Friday, December 31, 2010

My 2010 Facebook Statuses!

Here are the compilation of my 2010 Status in FB. Thanks that Facebook has an application that compiles all your posted statuses.

Since we're about to left 2010, let's all revisit all my previously posted statuses in FB for the whole year:

Yup, that's all my statuses in the hit social networking site Facebook from March to December 25, 2010.

These include my greetings for the holidays, my day to day moods, my feelings, my emotional conditions, my activities I'm doing and will do next, and other more interesting topics that really captured the attention of my FB friends!

Some of my controversial statuses were:

"Grabe Ang Pasko Ngayon, Malamig Na Maulan Pa! Damang-dama Mo..."

"H'wag mong pagtyagaan ang taong hind naman seryoso s'yo. Para ka lang nag-perfect ng exam na hindi naman recorded! - Bob Ong"

"Papayag Ka Bang Maging No. 2?"

"Work Kanina, Party Afterwards, Blogging Ngayon, Date Naman Bukas! Hehe"

"Excited for Tomorrow's Date..."

"Flirting and Blogging...ang hirap pagsabayin!"

"Hindi ako makapagconcentrate sa blog...! Ang daming destructions, and daming tukso! Hahaha!"

"A Very Fulfilling Saturday..."

"Sana Magkita Kami Uli! Kaya lang Next Week Pa! =)"

"Lagi na lang akong napagkakamalang estudyante! Ang hirap talagang maging baby face!"

"I don't know why certain people drastically change! Hope that they will change for good..and not for worst! In any ways, they will suffer the consequences!"

"Nakapagtataka ang biglang pagbabago ng mga tao! Hayz!"

These were just some! Haha! You can read some more on the images above! Happy new year guys! C",)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Counting My Top 10 Blessings Of 2009!

2009 is over! We are now on the new phase of the decade, 2010!

But before we finally say goodbye to 2009, let us count the blessings we received for this year.

For me, this year was truly a great year to count. Success, achievements, transitions were some of the terms to describe the experience I had!

So, here are the Top 10 Remarkable Things of 2009 that I should be thankful for:

1.) New Home - April of this year when we transferred to our new home. More beautiful, more elegant, wider, and really nice compare with our previous. You see it yourself during the series of our invasions!

2.) Rise of the Blogs - This year marked the birth of my different blog sites. Started as "Bits of Rocks" which eventually turned as "The Rock Land", this personal blog became so active this year as well as my music blog "Rhythm of the Rock". This year also gave birth to my new blog "TV Series Craze" which is so popular these days and to my techie-themed blog "TECHkyrocky".

3.) Successful Career in the Corporate Work - It was indeed a golden year for me in my work. I was given a lot of opportunities in our office and proud to say that I had performed all my tasks and projects with flying colors! All my BRAVO cards, souvenir items, and other appreciations from the different managers reflected this!

4.) Artistic Working Area - Well, you are the one to witness the different transformations of my working area. We transferred working station twice but my artistic style of my own working area maintains which garnered different feedback of appreciations from my officemates.

5.) Birth of My Different Pets - "Miming Negro" became so popular this year. She was well-loved by all the people who visited this site. But aside from her, more new pets were introduced this year starting from the cats, kittens, puppies, tigers, up to the other wild domesticated pets like my civet cat!

6.) New PC - Before the year ends, I finally have my new Personal Computer in our home. Maybe this is the biggest thing I have bought for this year. I also bought its other accessories such as the web cam, speaker, and electric fan solely for this PC. I also have an unlimited access to internet in our home which made my cyber life so active and in-demand!

7.) Lots of Photographs - I had too many pictorials for this year! Yeah, just like what you have seen, in every events, I have photos! I am like a famous model who have different pictorials taken by paparazzi or official photographers.

8.) More Roles and Opportunities - Aside from my routine work in the office, I was also became an effective Trainer of our team. I conducted different trainings in our office. The feedback were all excellent! All my trainees liked me so much and my unique style in presentation. My writing abilities were also enhanced as I developed and created different Manuals and Process Guides to our team in addition to my blogging hobby!

9.) Preparation for a Sexy Body - First week of December when I started to go in a gym. Yup, for five times now, every weekend (when not busy), I go in a gym to develop my abs, chest, biceps, and muscles! Hopefully I see the results of my workouts before our Summer outing!

10.) Active Sex Life - Yeah, though I'm single, I can proudly say that my sex life for this year was so active! Ooh! Just like a sexy star, I was really bankable! I already performed many matured roles like what our hottest youngstars did today!

Well, did I forgot something?! Do you have something to add which were not mentioned above?! Feel free to express your thoughts!

Indeed, 2009 was so great to me! It gave me lots of blessings and opportunities to count. These were only the top 10 most remarkable things. Yup, there were other things not mentioned here. Some I forgot, some were not need to mentioned!

I also like to add that this year also started my increasing savings in the banks, Hopefully it will flourish more on the succeeding years!

So, thanking primarily our God from up above for all the good things He gave to me this year, let us all salutes and appreciates 2009...Thank You Very Much 2009!!! c",)

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