Sunday, February 22, 2015

I was invited to visit one of the promising schools in the Philippines together with other fellow blogger friends where we had the chance to meet the key people behind it. We are welcomed by Ms. Raquel Perez who gave us the introduction about their school, iACADEMY.

It was followed by a breakout sessions with the Deans of different academic divisions. We met Chair Ryan Abeledo for MMA and Dean Dane Romely for Animation. It was very amusing to know how they teach their students.  They use the modern, very practical and hands-on in teaching that making their student learned not just the basics but the ins and outs of the industry to shape their future in their chosen fields.  Not to mention the state of the art facilities and the environment that they have to keep their students creativity immersed.

We also had the courtesy visit to iACADEMY’s President, Ms. Vanessa Tanco, who is very hospitable and down to earth. Actually, I love her Lego collections and heard that she was the one who assemble it. Amazing right!

Lastly, we had the campus tour. We use the stairs to fully visualize the whole campus building as set to be creative because every floor there is a mural with different themes that describes the schools and the students of iACADEMY.  Did I mention before their state of the art facilities? Yes, they have it because they used one is to one ratio with their computers and it was so impressive because they have Mac computers for their laboratories. The libraries and their amphitheater are very nice as well. They also encourage students to visit the faculty as well as the president’s office if there are some concerns that make their environment to be more like homey compare to other schools.

iACADEMY offers four year courses that caters to the needs of the industry. It was designed and maintained by experienced academicians and professional practitioners with very impressive portfolio that give hands-on teaching for their students.

They offer Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Major in Software Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Game Development and Bachelor of Science in IT, Major in Web Development for the School of Computing.  They also have Bachelor of Science in Business Administration for Financial Management and Marketing and Advertising for the School of Business while their offer Bachelor of Science in Animation, Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Arts and Design and the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and Technology for School of Design.

Their academic programs are aimed to honing the theoretical skills and practical talents of students so that they can succeed in their chosen professions. As they develop holistic graduates who stands out in the field that they choose and prepared to compete in the global market, iACADEMY partners to prestigious companies in different industries and businesses that helps their student with their internship programs as they prepare their students for the challenges in workplace both here and abroad. Placing their students within the reach of industry professionals and partners, who can teach, train, and eventually hire them.

iACADEMY is strategically located at 324 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City. For inquiries, you may call (02) 889-7777 or email them at You can also visit their website at and like them on Facebook at

By the way, iACADEMY College Admission Test (iCAT) is every Monday to Saturday from 9am-10:30am and 1pm-2:30pm.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Due to insisting public demand and from the feedback that people have given to Hootsuite on their dashboard. Hootsuite's designers have updated the dashboard with a new fresh look to improve its usability.

Check out it's newest look as you view the new dashboard design, you can compare its styles by moving back and forth and start updating your own dashboard into its new look.

I have noticed that its now more look like a real social media dashboard/feeds. The images become bigger and wider.

Honest feedback isn't always kind. Watch our design team read some candid messages regarding the old Hootsuite dashboard in this "Mean Tweets" video:

For me this one looks better than before. Anyway, changes in everything doesn't hurt anyone as long as this is for the good. :P

How about you? What do think about the Hootsuite New dashboard? Share some thoughts below.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

What is Blog?

Let's define first, what is blog?

Blog is an individual web page that represents as your personal website and journal of an individual who updates time to time. It shares own point of view and information about a specific topic. 

Blog is when you fall-out from the high structure. 

So, you're thinking to try blogging or make a blog? 

WHY you should start blogging?

1. Blogging becomes increasingly popular nowadays. There are millions of blogs in the world wide web. 
2. It is the great way to share your thoughts, opinions, informations and simply expressing yourself. 
3. You can possibly make money in blogging.

Thinking that you already knew that. So, let's start BLOGGING! 

There are five main steps that you need to do. Don't be afraid you don't need to code anything, by following the steps. You will be able to create a blog, up and running in 30 minutes or less. 

Step 1 – Choose you blogging platform.
Step 2 – Choose if you want a self-hosted blog or a free blog.
Step 3 – Setup a blog on your OWN domain name and hosting. 
Step 4 – Design/Customize your blog.
Step 5 – Promote your blog in the world.

Step 1 - Choose you blogging platform.

There are lots of blogging platform that you may want to consider, there are Free and not. 

Wordpress is one of the best blogging platforms because it has an approach to create, design and customize it. It is more advanced one. 

Blogger is the second best because of its very user friendly ways to start, and I recommend this for the first timer. 

Tumblr is another free blogging platform and now growing. It's micro blogging type like Twitter is really good, especially if you mostly post more images than text. 

Livejournal is also good and for free.

Actually, there are lots of it on the Internet. You just have to choose which one is best and soothed you. 

Step 2 – self-hosted blog or a free blog.

You have to decide whether it's a self-hosted blog in your own domain, or you will be having a free blog. Okay. I know, now you are getting too confused.

Let me help you... 

FREE blog is great but the downside;

- Your blog URL or blog web address will look ugly. It will be like, or 

- Your blog is somewhat limited like you can't upload more videos or images, you can't access all free themes, etc.

However, if you have decided to have a self-hosted blog with your own domain.

- You will be able to get your personal domain like, .net, .org. 

- You can have an unlimited bandwidth for videos and images. 

Don't worry about the cost of domain and hosting because I have seen more domains and hosting company selling at the lower price, especially if you get a code  that you can use before you purchase one. 

Step 3 – Set-up a blog on your OWN domain name and hosting.

- Come up with a domain name and look for a hosting company. 

- Most of the hosting company had integrated a one-click-install for your blog to be up and running. 

Step 4 – Design/Customize your blog.

Most of the blogs, varies in different niches. Your blog should reflect your niche as well as your personality. They say that "your blog is what you are." 

Step 5 – Promote your blog in the world.

Once you already setup everything and have created your first few blog posts. You can now promote your blog online. Share it with your friends in your social media sites. 

Remember that it's okay to have a few mistakes, especially when you are a newbie. 

Start blogging!

Monday, June 30, 2014

I was invited to be one of the speakers for the Social Media Day 2014 in Baguio. Usually, I am just an attendee in events like this and since this is something new for me. I need to do the best I can to be able to deliver good information. My topic is about Hootsuite and I decided to give the basic introduction, my talk is about Working Your Way Around Hootsuite Dashboard.

This year's hushtags for the 2014 Social Media Day are the following;

# SMDay

For event sponsors


Suppose to be, the event will start with the Introduction to Social Media of Mr. Vincent Tabor, hanging out via Google hangouts but he is still in the plane heading San Diego that is why, we proceed with the program. I am the first speaker then we had the android games and followed by the presentation of Ms. Krish Centeno for Blogging and Social Media for Business Media.

Networking and getting along with other attendees is one of the best part of the event after the snack serve by Azalea Residences, Mr. Myke Jarata for Responsible Use of Social Media while Jay Jamero, talking about Google Plus and Aldreen Dumasig on Story Telling. 

Lots of chocolates and google pen everywhere as a prizes in the games. There is also an intermission number from one of the students of St. Louise University who played violin to the tune of Broken Vow. 

It was such a fun and learning day for as we celebrate the Social Media Day 2014. This event will not be possible without the support of Hootsuite, Smart, Azalea Residences and Google Business Group Baguio.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Upon Twitter’s plunge in the internet, people started questioning the efficiency of posting significant information especially for business with only 140 characters to use. However, eventually, Twitter underwent huge improvements and added some features that benefit businesses, which led to becoming one of the most impressive and excellent social media platforms for businesses.

Suddenly, businesses had an epiphany on Twitter’s 140 characters and swamped the site in big numbers. Consequently, this soaring growth in Tweetosphere paved the way for a great need of implementing a set of conventional rules, principles, and guidelines on the scope and limitations of what businesses could carry out in Twitter.

In an interesting manner, many social media specialists usually talk about the things that can be done on Twitter, but they forgot to focus also on the relevant things that shouldn’t be done on Twitter. Gladly, I am going share the things that you must avoid doing on Twitter.

• Too Much Tweeting or Re-Tweeting – I discovered that some businesses are 
guilty of over-tweeting/re-tweeting. They tweet excessively and what’s worse is that their tweets are repetitious. This is really bothersome to find that the same tweets are appearing in my feed every night before I sleep and they come out again the next morning. The intention is to be wise on the frequency of tweets and the content of tweets.

• Follow Everybody with an Account – Sometimes, businesses forget the very 
important fact that Twitter is an efficient tool for their business IF they know 
who their target audiences are. You follow people with hopes to follow you back and gain additional followers- it doesn’t work that way, and it won’t help your business. Instead, purposefully follow the ones who would associate with your business. Moreover, keep in mind that automatic follows (auto follow) can only give you additional number of followers but it cannot guarantee the quality which is why you should make certain that you consider your choices prior to turning the follow button on.

• Blackguarding – Employing foul, obscene, or offensive tweets can only get your business in the worst scenario. You must keep your self-regard on 
Twitter. Always be attentive of the language you use and respect everyone. 
Keep in mind that you are dealing with human beings who can feel so it is very essential to avoid hurting their sentiments. The golden rule here – “tweet others the way you would like to be tweeted”.

• Incomplete or Imprecise Profile – Most users do not follow Twitter accounts 
whose profiles have not been completed or who give dis-informing information on their profiles. Majority of users only get associated with real businesses which are guileless when it comes to their practice. Be sure to put in your profile all the necessary information and never provide any incorrect details.

• Jactitation – Whereas Twitter is a tool for the promotion of businesses as 
well as its related products, it is not advisable to tweet blatant sales talk to be recognized and patronized. Do not praise and boast yourself or your business excessively. Practice a balanced approach at all times.

• Personal Conversations – Refrain from having any kind of personal 
conversations on Twitter if you are a business person. There is no point in living them futile information overload as they are not most likely to get interested about it anyway.

• Tweeting Rarely – As it is important to avoid excessive tweeting, it is also 
equally relevant to avoid posting once in a blue moon. Make sure that you tweet frequent enough as long as you make sure that you have quality information to share. This will help secure your followers’ interest in being associated with you.

Avoiding these practices in Twitter would not only create a more harmonious 
environment within the micro-blogging sphere, but would also help your business attain a more professional recognition among your followers.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

It was July 11, 2013, the Dolby Atmos, the newest revolutionary technology in the world that has a world class standard in sound technology debuted in Greenhills Cinema 6,7, and 8 at the Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center, Philippines.

Dolby Atmos is a state of the are sound technolgy that brings the movie sounds to life. It will make you feel that you are part of the picture in the middle of action.

It has more channels ofaudio than a typicall surroundsound system. Enabling its aural tracking of objects in a 3D space, to create a more lifelike sound. It uses computer algorithm that can drive the audio across the hall by splitting it across multiple speakers to get its positional effects.

Dolby Atmos delivers a powerful and dramatic sound listeningh experience in cinema and allowing sound to move around the theater. It create more realistic effects you'veeverheard with a total of 64 speakers placed arround the theater.

Major movies has been picture in there such as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 300: Rise of An Empire, Captain America : The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spiderman 2, Godzilla, Meleficent amongts other.

The General Manager of Greenhills Cinema, Paolo Mendoza says,"You  need to invest in a CP850, which is the latest processor used by Dolby as well as special Perlux screens. The new Promenade screens are also bigger -- floor to ceiling in heght and spread side to side – in essence, a mini Imax.”

Today, 150 countries around the world enjoys the revolutionary Dolby Atmos technology. Greenhills Cinema is the first in the Philippines with the most number of Dolby Atmos theaters in the whole of Asia.
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