Monthly Archives: September 2015

My thoughts on ABS-CBN vs ALDUB Kalyeserye

Lumaki akong nanonood ng kapamilya shows. Nung nabubuhay nga ang tatay ko, ang pinaka-favourite nya ay Home along da riles. Dinadala ko rin ang nanay ko sa sinehan para makanood ng tagalog movies. At note, hindi lang basta tagalog movies. Dapat movies lang ng dos dahil hindi nya kilala ang mga artista ng syete.

Kahit nga sa anime (dahil isa akong otaku), kung papipiliin ako nang magdudub sa mga fave anime ko, mas gugustuhin kong dos na lang sana. Hindi ko rin bet ang mga teleserye ng GMA. Ewan ko ba, parang may mali sa aura ng drama nila. Parang drama sa tv talaga. Walang relate factor? Hehehehe, hindi ko alam at hindi iyun ang point ng blog post na ito.

Hanggang ngayon naman, sinusubaybayan ko ang mga teleserye sa TFC. Wala akong napalampas na episode ng Got to Believe nina Kathryn at Daniel. Affected na affected nga rin ako sa character ni Jericho na si Gael, hindi na lang tantanan si Mia at Carlos Antonio. At mangiyak ngiyak din ako nung nalaman ni AVL na si Nathaniel pala ang namatay nyang apo!

Isa akong ALDUB fan. Sinusubaybayan ko ang kalyeserye. Hindi ako masyadong active sa twitter dati pero nung nagkaroon ng ALDUB, natutunan kong i-follow ang tweets nina Maine, Alden, Joey at Allan K. At dahil 11 hours ang time difference ng Pinas dito sa Canada, kinabukasan ko na napapanood ang kalyeserye. Buti na lang may subscription kami ng GMA Pinoy TV, at pwedeng irecord ang bawat episode.

So tuwing umaga pagkagising, chinecheck ko ang hashtag sa twitter at binabasa ang mga tweets para malaman kung anong nangyari sa kalyeserye. Spoiler bago ko mapanood? Yup, excited ako eh.

Naniniwala akong malakas ang ABS-CBN. Hindi ko pinagdudahan yun. At nung nalaman kong magsasanib pwersa lahat ng kapamilya love team para tapatan ang EatBulaga sa ShowTime? Alam mo ba yung naramdaman ko? Parang isang batang inapi ang ALDUB at ang ABS-CBN ung mga naglalakihang higante na pipisa sa kanya. Wrong move, ABS-CBN. Maling mali. Sa ginawa nyo, lalo nyong pinag-alab yung nararamdaman ng mga ALDUB fans para suportahan ang Eat Bulaga. Alam na alam naman ng lahat na ang mga Pilipino ay sadyang emosyonal. Kantihin nyo ang kahit sino sa mga taong pinahahalagan nila ay magkakalaman na, di ba?

Dumating ang Friday, 11am dito. 12 midnight sa Philippines, Saturday. Naglabas ng HashTag ang EatBulaga. Guess what happened next? I tweeted and tweeted and tweeted! Wala na yata akong nagawang iba kundi ang magbasa ng tweet, magretweet at magreply sa mga tweet. In fairness, masaya ring magbasa at makipagkwentuhan sa kapwa fan ng ALDUB. Nangyari lahat sa loob ng 140 Characters Limit with HashTag #ALDubEBforLOVE. Nag-enjoy rin naman ako.

Sa araw na yun, susuportahan ko ang ALDUB. Kahit anong mangyari. Hindi ako papayag na kawawain lang sya ng walang kalaban laban. “Uy mali yung hashtag mo”, “Uy nakalimutan mong maglagay ng hashtag sa reply mo”. Uy spammer, REPORT and Block! Ginawa ko ang lahat para bantayan ang twitter feeds, adik lang? Siguro. Pero yung feeling habang nagiging saksi ka sa bawat milyong dumadaan every hour? Masarap. Walang words na makakadescribe, gano man kahaba abutin tong blog post ko na to.

Hindi ako naniniwalang majority ng fans ng ALDUB ay fans ng GMA Network. Katulad ko, hindi ako fan ng GMA Network. Marami rin sa mga kaibigan ko, ang nanonood ng teleserye ng dos pero ALDUB fan. San kukunin ng ALDUB ung mga fans nila? Malamang sa ABS-CBN din di ba? Nung nagkaroon nga ng HashTag ang GMA ng proud kapuso something, ilan lang nakuha nila? 240,000+ tweets? Kumpara sa milyong-milyong tweets ng ALDUB, wala sila sa kalingkingan. Kaya kung may mga bashers sa fanpage ng ABS-CBN na fan ng ALDUB, malamang fans ng ABS-CBN un na naglike ng fanpage nila! Bakit ako aware sa mga hate messages nila? Malamang nakaLike sa FB ko ang page ng ABS-CBN eh.

At yung sinabi ni Vice Ganda sa fanpage nya na “REAL and ORGANIC” ung 6 million tweets nila? Anong ibig sabihin nun sa 25 milliong tweets na nagawa namin? Peke? Okay ka lang? Dati akong nanonood ng Showtime dati. As in nung nagsisimula pa lang si Vice Ganda sa “May nagtext” line nya habang nagjujudge sa mga contestants ng ShowTime, araw araw kong sinubaybayan yun. Ang dami ko ngang tawa nung ginuest nya si Duterte at Kathniel sa Gandang Gabi Vice. Pero nung sinabi nyang “REAL and ORGANIC” ung 6 million tweets nila? Anong gusto nyang palabasin sa mga pinaghirapan kong tweets?? Ouch naman, matuto naman sanang wag-insultuhin ang kahit anong pinaghirapan o binigyang effort ng isang tao!

Sana alam nila na hindi GMA o Eat Bulaga ang kinakalaban nila. Mga fans. Ang ALDUB Nation. Yung mga fans na bumubuhay din sa network nila.

These are my thoughts. Naglalabas lang ng sama ng loob. Hindi ako nagcocomment sa Facebook pag ng ABS-CBN. Hindi ko naman sila binabash. Ang katunayan, ini-unlike ko na rin yung page nila dahil kumpara sa Facebook page ng EatBulaga at GMA news network, puro negative vibes na ang fanpage nila.

P.S.
Kababawan man o hindi, walang karapatan ang KAHIT sinong QUESTIONIN ang kahit anong magpapasaya sa isang tao, lalo na sa isang OFW.

Good vibes lang lagi. :)

Practice and Tomorrow, I’ll be Better than Today!

I’m getting better every day. I’m getting good at converting HTML website to a fully functional WordPress site. I feel like I can come up with a good idea too for a mobile application.

A lot of ideas are now floating in my mind. I need to sit down, collect my thoughts and to put them into words. Anyway, I got a lot of time to put my vision into action. Swift language should be easy to learn. There are lots of resources out there. It shouldn’t be that challenging. Soon I’ll be creating my own app! I’m looking forward to it!

Everything is going well. I accomplished a lot today, I’m very satisfied. Thank you for today.

P.S.
I called my internet service provider, I cancelled my internet subscription. It will be disconnected by the end of this month.

Today is the best day ever!

I have been watching a very good television program lately. They inspires me. They showed me how important it is to be true and live with your beliefs. It is the true reflection on what I learned from Simon Sinek’s “Start with Why” talk. They are a true leaders. They can influence people and the people became their defenders. I find myself supporting them. I find myself believing for them.

I think I want to be able to influence people like them.

I need to call my internet provider soon. It’s time for me to downgrade or totally cancel my internet plan.

On Blog Post and English Usage

Today, I created my first blog post at work. I showed it to my boss and he did say it’s wonderful. He told me that my post would need a different call to action though from what we currently have. Meaning, a different lead magnet form offer and that he is currently checking on it. To put it simply, I haven’t posted it yet because I’m waiting for him. If I will let my old self-takeover my mind, I would think that my post is not good enough to put in the company site. :D Well anyway, if that becomes the case, I’ll post it here in my personal blog. Though my sentence formulation sucks, I still think that my blog post idea is awesome in every way. :D

Another thing, Continue reading On Blog Post and English Usage

Melanie as a Professional Kickass Content Writer

So, the company I’m working on right now would like me to learn inbound marketing. They are actually paying my time to watch learning videos and reading content materials to develop my marketing skills and to become a certified Inbound Marketing Professional. How lucky I am, right?

If I’m a normal person and a person who is in the right state of mind, I would definitely just grab this opportunity and spend days, or maybe even weeks, watching and reading all these educational material on the internet to my heart’s content. Oh but I feel bad doing that. Of course I would like to learn. For the record, I have been paying courses to attend Red River College Continuing Education Program and it’s costing me a fortune! I also have been subscribing to online learning sites like TeamTreeHouse, Udemy, TutsPlus and Learnable so why not just take this chance for granted, right? I mean, what’s wrong with you, Melanie? I’m working for someone who is willing to pay me to learn. That’s my ideal and dream job, really!!

Right. Only that I am 100% confident that what they are asking me to learn is something they will not ask me to do in the future. And please let me hear my explanations below.

I mean, yes I have always wanted to learn digital marketing. I have always dream of making a lot of money thru SEO (because I know for a fact that you can actually earn passively thru advertising). It would be cool to contribute to the company a new skill called ‘marketing’ but it wouldn’t feel fair for them if I think that course is not for me, right? Unless they would ask me to write for a living, then definitely, they would benefit if I learn that skill. But knowing them, they actually pay for amazing professionals to write killer contents for the company and their clients. They have high-quality standards in terms of content so I don’t think they would trust a newbie like me to do the job.

A little background. I am hired as a website/graphic designer for the company.

The course is about inbound marketing. And the lecture that the ’teacher’ talks about is all mostly about content and writing blogs that attract clients. The ‘Hows’ and the ‘Steps’ and the way you write and sound. If I will put it simply and in my own words: “The Secrets to a Successful Marketing Online”. It really piqued my interest and I don’t think I can say ’No’ now on learning those things. But as far as I know myself, I learn most by doing rather than just reading and watching. Surely I will learn all those blah blah blah they talk about but give me a week or so and I will forget EVERYTHING! :D

I learn more by doing, period. If I really wanted to learn it, I must do it and practise it regularly.

So that’s what I’m doing now. But to be fair to my boss and to the company, I shouldn’t do this on company’s time but on my own free time. I don’t think they are aware that the lecture is all about content writing and not about website development. It’s not fair for them to pay me learning if they are not going to use me as a newbie content writer, right?

And starting today, I’m writing blogs again. In addition to my software development course, I will be learning, writing, sharing and testing all that marketing stuff that I will learn from the company. Maybe I will be a pro kick-ass content writer too someday.

And if I got too honest with my opinions and starting to turn you off, readers… Please bear with me and let me know by sending me a quick comment below so I can change my ways. My first lesson is to write and sound human. To write for people and not for Google Search Engine bots. The only thing I know how to do that is to drop all the formalities and let the readers know that I am actually a real talking girl with all the flaws and weaknesses. Please let me know if I’m doing it correctly.

Thank you and have a great day!

September Nine (a not so creative title for a post)

National Learn to Code Day 2015

Have you heard about the Ladies Learning Code website? Well, I received a newsletter from them today about the National Learn to Code Day Campaign. They are organizing a workshop event to 22+ cities across Canada. Winnipeg is among them and I signed up. The workshop will be about Data Insights with Python for Beginners on September 26th.

Why did I register? Continue reading September Nine (a not so creative title for a post)

Melaychie v2

I’m trying to revive my old blog, but I lost my sql file back-up from my previous hosting server. I hope it is located in one of my external hard drive. It would be nice to have my old posts in this new blog site..