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Saturday, April 6, 2019

'Bits of Rocks' is Hailed as Get Shape's "Best Lifestyle Blog of 2019"

My personal and lifestyle blog, this Bits of Rocks is hailed as Get Shape's Best Lifestyle Blog of 2019. 

This is already my second time to receive blog awards this year from this website. The first one was earlier in January for my sports and fitness blog Runner Rocky where it was awarded as the Best Fitness Blog to Follow this 2019. Details for this one is narrated in my RR blog. So do visit it. :)

Meanwhile, here is the awards and featured post of for Bits of Rocks:

And here is the article they wrote for my website:

Thanks Get Shape for this another recognition. I am now more inspired to write and share great things with you! More to come on the coming days! 04/06/2019 (Bits of Rocks)

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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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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)    

Monday, March 12, 2012

March 2012 - "This is My Month!"

It's another month of March! And as everyone knows, March is my month! Well, do I need to elaborate it more?

Yeah, March is my birth month! This is so special to me since I was born during the month of fire! this the reason why I'm so hot?! Hahaha...!

Since this my my birthday month, I'll treat you once more with many exciting posts focusing on my self! Another up, close, and personal with the master of The Rock Land!

As my birthday treat, I will share with you some of my moments with the stars! Hayz, hope I can complete all since "sobrang dami ko na talagang nakasamang mga artista..!"

I'll share with you my star-studded life and other things you need to know about me! I will even open to you the pages of my love stories and success stories if time permits. =)

So let's embrace the month of March! Embrace me, hug me too tight, or kiss me with your kissable lips! Hehehe... Take care everyone! c",)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Rock Land is Now 3 Years Old!

Your favorite blog site, The Rock Land is now 3 years old! "Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday!"

March 15, 2008 marked the birth of a personal blog site called "Bits of Rocks". This is the continuation of my former Friendster blog site before called "Bits of Rockz".

Since it's a sequel of my former Friendster blog, I changed the title of it to "Bits of Rocks II". Until in 2009, "Bits of Rocks" was renamed to "The Rock Land"!

Well, that is the reason why the URL of this blog site is since its original name is "Bits of Rocks". And from this blog site, other more Rocky's blogs were born!

My very first post in this blog is my poem "Rocky" which was published in our literary folio way back in college. This is the poem which I wrote pertaining to myself but very religious and teaches lessons in life!

After the poem "Rocky", other more interesting posts followed. 2008 is the birth year of this site but it became very active in 2009 until now.

For three years of existence, The Rock Land created different remarkable posts. Some of the well-loved top-rating posts in this site were "Miming Negro" series, "Invasion of our House" series, "Christmas Parties", "Accomplishment Reports" (special last 2010 which created intrigues in our office), and "My Look-Alike" series.

And for three years now, The Rock Land rankings were going higher and higher! Nice! Many thanks to my avid viewers!

So, let's celebrate the third year anniversary of the one and only, The Rock Land! c",)

hApPy YiPpiE 3rD yEaR bIrThDaY!!!

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