“When I Grow Up I Wanna Be…”

“I swear, if I didn’t love my job, I would have long committed suicide.”

I plurked that message a couple of nights ago while I was busy writing a sequence guide in the office at 11 fakken pm. Now, I know I normally don’t write about my work here but I think it’s about time that I share the details of my day job and the misadventures that come along with it.

As you probably have read somewhere here, I work in production/media. Back in college, I told myself I won’t start my career in those big-ass networks (because ugh, the politics!) so I ended up in a small production house, which, btw, has done some really kick-ass shows. Mind you, production DOES NOT pay well unless you’re Sid Maderazo or I dunno, Ricky Lee and for noobs, it can be such a bitch.

I started as a writer/segment producer while I was still in school, hence, I was immediately made an SP when I moved to the new company. Because it’s showbusiness and I deal with artistas and talents and models and shit, people assume that it’s a glmorous job. Far from it! In fact, it’s so totally unglamorous, I sometimes feel like I do more manual labor than camote farmers.

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WordCamp Moments of Crack and Lulz

I know I have made an entry about WordCamp Phils already but I just thought I’d share this video with you (albeit it’s long overdued). These are just random video clips, mostly of me haha from that day, as compiled and edited by Coy. While watching it, I honestly thought I should just be on video all the time because in person, I’m more erm… let’s just say “weird-looking”.

Also in the video are Matt Mullenweg, Ria Jose, Billycoy, P0yt and KevJumba. PWNED.

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The Dream Date

She knocked on his bedroom door and no one answered. It was already half past nine when she got to his almost empty house, the notes on the fridge reminding her that the folks were out for the weekend. Slowly pushing the door open, she was welcomed by a hanging cardboard with an arrow hastily painted on it. It was pointing towards the ceiling but when she lifter her head, there was nothing there, except for the brown marks drawn by the leak on the roof.

She looked around, trying to find any traces of him and there was none. It started to worry her, after realizing that it was beyond unusual for him to message “i need u 2nyt. pls drop by the haus asap… i mean, f u can. tnx!”, especially on a Friday, when he’s supposed to be out getting wasted with friends.

And then she heard a familiar sound- the strumming of a guitar, and it dawned on her that it was coming from the rooftop.

“Is he being emo again?”, asked her, while rolling her eyes. She has gotten used to his bouts of self-pity and depression, where he’d sulk in the corner of his room and do a CSI or Scrubs or House marathon. But this time, it’s different because he actually went on the roof and played the guitar. He was only 14 when he attempted to learn the instrument.

The rooftop was an unchartered territory for her. After thinking long and hard of ways to get on the roof, she finally decided to let it go and take the fire exit ladder, which she never even knew existed. And on her last step, she looked up and saw what would be her “true-love snapshot”, according to Mitch Albom.

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5 FunnySexy Beauty Must-Haves

“Kring, how do you keep your skin so nice and smooth?”, a colleague once asked me. I was flattered beyond belief until I realized that she has a 400/450 vision and she wasn’t wearing any glasses or contacts. I don’t have the best skin in the world but I must say it has improved A LOT from how it was about 4 years ago. No shit. My breakouts were so tragic, a zit would sprout ON a boil bigger zit and they’d have like zit conventions on my face, which resulted to ugly scars and blemishes- in the shape of the Philippine map.

So I don’t really know what that intro has to do with my entry lolz because I present to you the *points to title*. And also, I have no intentions of becoming a beauty blogger anytime soon as that actually requires knowledge of beauty products and tips and such. These are just the things I use that rock my Sponge Bob socks and I thought I might as well share ’em.

1. Pond’s Cold Cream


You can never go wrong with this product. Generations of women have attested to the awesomeness of the Pond’s Cold Cream and in fact, I learned about it ‘coz my mom has been using it since time immemorial. For me, it’s the best make-up and dirt remover and it’s very very affordable. If you’re also like me who does Britney Spears impersonations for a massage, you may use it for your facial erm… massage and it really does soothe your skin. Why buy those expensive make-up removers when IMO, this is the only thing that does the trick?

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Funny+Sexy! Finalist! FTW!

FUNNY IS THE NEW SEXY IS ONE OF THE FINALISTS FOR THE BEST BLOG – VIDEOCAST/PODCAST AND  PERSONAL BLOG CATEGORIES AT THE 2ND PHILIPPINE BLOG AWARDS.  Should I flash my boobs now?

Anyway, the ceremony will be on Sunday, September 21 at the One Esplanade near the SM Mall of Asia. It’s supposed to be a formal event, which requires attendees to be in formal attire and such. The who’s who of the Pinoy blogosphere will surely be there and it would be interesting to see them all glammed up and posh. To be honest with you, I want to come in my leopard-print bikini top, tattered jeans and Doc Martens but I’m just not sure if they’d let me in.

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WordCamp Philippines 2008: Winners and Bloopers

When I was first asked by Juned if I can consider giving a talk for Wordcamp, I replied with “What the hell is that?” I misheard “world” for “word” and thought it was some big gathering (camping- with bonfire and shit like that) of people in an open field to protest global warming or poverty.

I later became unstupid when he explained that it’s a huge wordpress event for its users, with informative talks and fun games and shiny prizes. And who doesn’t like shiny prizes? So I said, sure, without even knowing what my topic would be. I mean, what if they had asked me to talk about CSS or plug-ins or other related stuff, what do you think would happen to me?

Fast forward to yesterday, September 6.

I went to CSB where the event was held, ready with my presentation about Video Blogging. I haven’t really done that much Funny+Sexy vlogs but the topic is something close to my heart because uhhh… I do videos for a living.


with AJ, who’s holding an Ernie toy lol and the awesome Blogie, one of the organizers

So I saw a lot of friends there, some new faces but overall, ’twas a nice crowd. I was impressed by the set-up and the volunteers were very helpful (here’s a shout-out to Vince who helped me in my preparation). After the whole introduction, we were asked to go to the rooms of our chosen speakers. Of course, we went to Jayvee‘s at room 409. All 12 or so of us have been waiting there for about 15 minutes already when we were informed that we were at the wrong room. BLOOPER NUMBER 1. LOLZ.

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Time Zones and the Art of Flirting

I’ve never featured someone else’s entry here since I started this blog but I just had to share this one with you. It was written by my friend, Joselle, whom I love dearly and well, let’s just say you might learn a thing or two from her. I know I did. Ahahahaerm nah… she wrote this a few weeks too late. (I kinda edited it a bit)

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I am three hours late for your breakfast and you are always three hours early for my lunch.

Time zones are really fun. Conversations about hiking, not getting the text messages, long emails and boring times, birthday greetings, gift and parties. Oh, this is the art of flirting.

So, I am making a list on how to flirt ON a timezone. I haven’t been in the playing field for a long time. And I was amazed that I had managed to carry a conversation; it was then that I realized it was me- flirting.

10 THINGS TO DO WHEN FLIRTING ON A TIME ZONE

1. Talk about movies. You can easily tell how the person thinks when it comes to movies. And from the choice of his/ her movies, you can work around the idea on how to flirt with him/ her.

2. Telling how drunk you are after a drinking party episode. It just shows that you have that FUN side of you.

3. Teasing. Tease him about his pictures on friendster, facebook or multiply. I know it may come off as a negative idea, but it does work.

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