Advertising has assumed different forms nowadays. 

Blogging is very far away and very different in perspective since I have joined Blogging in 2006. Brands now engage the bloggers, just like another one advertising medium in the digital space.

It's a fact that some accept compensation/token/etc. and some don’t. Plain and simple. Those who even decline any compensation or those who don’t have rates but are willing to be involved in the project are even much appreciated. But there will always be a very clear line should be drawn between advertisement and opinion.

In an advertisement, the reading public is aware that they are paid to write positively about the product. In an opinion, specially when expressed by a respected person/blogger must never be paid for it misleads the reader, and worse it degrades the dignity of the blogger. I am not against bloggers who accept pay, but they must state that their write-up/s are paid, in which case it becomes an advertisement. The sponsored posts/pay per post is a one of those forms. It is side by side with fine print ads, or TV commercials where the advertisers pays the product endorsers. Just think of the bloggers as humble brand ambassadors. Most of those promoting the products on TV are comparable to them.

Advertisers are approaching specific bloggers as they are the celebrities of the blogosphere. Just one advice for the brands, just pick your bloggers very carefully. Just like in the old/traditional media, some are good, some are not. Goodluck!

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Surround yourself with those who believe in you, encourage you, and are willing to support you when it rains, not just when it shines.

It’s during the toughest times of your life that you’ll get to see the true colors of the people who say they care about you. So don’t make too much time for people who rarely make time for you, or who only make time for you when it’s convenient for them.

Know your worth.

And remember, relationships are rarely 50/50 at any given instant in time. You can’t always feel 100%, or a full 50% of a relationship’s whole – life is simply too unpredictable for that. So on the days when you can only give 20%, the other person must give 80%, and vice versa.

It’s never been about balancing steady in the middle; healthy relationships are about two people who are willing to make adjustments for each other in real time as needed, and give more when the other person can’t help but give a little less.

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Let us give thanks to the Lord for He has never abandon us this past year no matter how difficult our struggles were.

Let us celebrate the new year with a welcoming heart and an open mind: ready to accept changes in our lives, strong to face the challenges that may come our way, healthy, happy, and thankful... for we know, God has molded us to become the better person than who we used to be.

May this 2014 bring a fulfilling, productive, and prosperous year ahead! May our careers continue to flourish, inspire others to be the best in their respective careers, with passion, intelligence, and compassion,
bereft of arrogance, pride, and corruption.

So bring it on 2014, I am ready! A prosperous New Year everyone!

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The film "Frozen" has all the magical elements that you would expect from a Disney princess tale, and it's a lot of fun.

There's plenty of other really good stuff on the margins around the central story, particularly in terms of the film's humour. Once Anna sets out, though, the film settles into an agreeably funny groove, with plenty of nice badinage between Anna and Kristoff, cute slapstick involving Sven, as well as some oddball supporting characters like a Swedish shop owner and Kristoff's adoptive family of magic trolls.


The main comedic focus of the film is Olaf (Josh Gad), a tiny living snowman who can't wait to see what happens to snow when summer comes around. Olaf initially seems like a stereotypical, slightly annoying character added purely to keep kids amused, but he actually serves as an outlet for some genuinely weird comedy, much of which revolves around him being dismembered and remaining relentlessly cheery about it all.

The voice cast is pretty fantastic. Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell are fantastic singers, and the big show-stopping music sequences really work here. Menzel and Bell are great in their roles, and the animators have fully developed their characters. Jonathan Groff is good as Kristoff as well. The standout of the voice cast is Josh Gad however. Gad plays the snowman Olaf, and he brings some fantastic comic relief to a story that has some rather serious elements.

In general, "Frozen" is a warm reminder that true love heals; whether from your friends or special someone, but nothing beats family.

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In my opinion, this scene was the best bit of the whole movie, for animation, song, and voice work -- the rest of the movie can't compare.  

They reprise this song for the final credits, but sung by Demi Lovato instead of Idina Menzel demonstrating the value of experience for a singer; Lovato just can't match this performance. There have been a lot of comparisons between "Frozen" and "Tangled," with "Frozen" being labeled an inferior copy of "Tangled."  I don't buy that -- the character dynamics are very different.  "Tangled" has actual villains, while in "Frozen" the true villain is the failure to communicate.



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I thought I cant...

Just today, I was pushed too hard to the extent, I burned bridges. Upon burning bridges, I promised to myself to never ever cross that way again.
Don’t feel guilty about burning bridges or ending relationships, it’s not really a bad thing! It's best to cut off a relationship with some people because if the bridges are burned, then there is no way of getting back or crossing that path again, and then you wouldn't have needed to walk away in the first place! So think twice before you go back…remember that bridge is burned!

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Fears are a part of daily life. Fear of growing up is one of them!

When I was young, my only fear is not growing up. Look at me now, thank God, at least an inch, I can say that I belonged to the standard height of the society. Today, I'm 26, my fear is about growing older... We have big fears and little fears of average and extraordinary things. While fear is a natural part of human existence, it can be the one blocker that stops you from success and achieving great things.

It's my birthday today... and I feel so blessed! It's been an incredible journey for me and I love where my life's journey has brought me. I have a great family, great friends... Well, today, I'm not having a birthday party to celebrate another year in my life... I just want a simple one with the closest, more meaningful and

Let this be my prayer:

Lord, let this feast of my birth be a reminder to me of all the gifts and blessings I have received from You this day and all the days of my life. On my day of celebration, I thank you for my life and all of my blessings and ask for another year filled with Your presence in my life that I may continue to grow in your love.
Gracious God, I thank You for enabling me to celebrate my birthday. Lord You have been good to me all these years and I thank You for all the blessings I have recieved but especially for life itself.
Creator God, I do not know what lies ahead for me this year. Yet I know that You are holding my future in Your hand. Let my ways be pleasing to you. As You have promised, be with me, Lord. Grid me with Your strength and grace so that I can live for Your light. Enable me to draw closer to You that I may walk in your peace and be the creative and loving person that you intend for me to be. I ask this and all things in the sure and certain knowledge of your love for me and for all your people. Amen.

For those thinking of sending gifts, check this out for My 7 Wishes for my 2nd 25th Birthday!

Imagine if only 20% of my readers wished me a happy birthday... the number of comments would be insane and so cool. Haha! Thank you guys for reading my blogs, I've been here for eight years... Love you guys... Thanks for everything!

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I had been blogging for almost eight years this January and to say the truth, I am also not happy with the kind of issues being charged to bloggers.

Yes! Eight years na po ako sa Blogging at halos lahat ng niche ay natry ko na pero at least alam ko na ngayon kung saan ko mas gusto at mas nag-eenjoy ako. Hindi pa ako expert sa blogging kahit matagal na ako pero alam ko naman, kahit papaano, meron naman akong 'K' to say things, to react, escpecially kapag ang pinag-uusapan ay blogging.

As an entertainment, personal, heatlh blogger, sobrang sad sa akin ang mga nangyayari ngayon sa blogosphere. May mga taong nagsisiraan, nag-aaway, at kung anu-ano pang mga bagay para lang umangat ang sariling, mapag-usapan, matrend (if possible) - in other words sumikat. Hindi naman sa nagmamayabang ako pero hindi ko na kailangan 'yan. I already made my mark, my blogs, in my eight years of blogging. Hindi ko na kailangang gumamit ng ibang tao para lang sa masasabi kong maliit na bagay.

Anyways, I asked some friends from blogosphere the questions - "How far can you go for Blogging?" and here are their answers:

Christian Melanie Lee of http://socialmediaph.net/
"As far I can enjoy blogging, hanggang pagtanda ko...magblog pa rin ako. To share yung mga experiences mo sa mga readers mo, it must be positive palagi."
Cristal Maramag of http://sailorstarcatcher.net/
"As far as kaya kong magsulat ng mga topics na kaya kong gawin, ako kasi as long as ok sakin ung experience ko sa mga napupuntahan ko at sa mga naakakain at nagagamit ko I usually post it agad, as much as possible ayokong maging bias, but that doesnt mean na more nega ako sa mga post ko, balanced lang dapat for me."
Tom Castillo of http://absoluteguideline.com
"Pati ako. kahit hindi kumikita blog ko basta importante, I am sharing my thoughts and opinions s blog ko until the end of the world."
Adrian Benipayo of http://thefeedph.com
"Every time I write something, it is always my integrity and credibility that's on the line. Once I see that these are jeopardized, then that's when I'll stop. Oh, and you don'e need to buy followers and tweak your traffic just to be number 1. It's just a number. Organic traffic and followers are still what matters as long as advertisers and sponsors are concerned."
Dimaks Saj of http://barakonews.blogspot.com/
"Always blog on the safe side. After all, shouldn't we be like that in every aspect of life? But then again, there are those who push their limits, so if you do that, be sure to take full responsibility for whatever outcome / consequence it can pull in the end."
Rain Ferdinand De Ocampo of http://raindeocampo.com
"Frankly, I've never thought of asking myself that question.. but like what I've said in a previous blogpost.. BLOGS, in my opinion should ALWAYS be a PERSONAL thing.. your thoughts and experiences on a virtual paper.. it should reflect your personality and in certain cases.. multiple personalities, hehehe. First rule of blogging should be answering the question... Did I wrote that? Publishing something that's not yours (when it's a PR) is okay of course, but make sure that it is something that you'd write too on your blog. Getting paid for a writing project or getting a TY token is also fine, as long as it does not become your MAIN REASON for blogging. Anyway, how far would anyone go? As far as writing is concern it should take the blogger to new heights and personal growth.. without jeopardizing personal integrity and the integrity of other people. Lastly, BLOGGING should ALWAYS.. ALWAYS be FUN! Now PUSH that to the limits! Happy blogging everyone! #MyPOV"
John Michael Torres Bueno of http://kumagcow.com
"Up to the point of where it makes sense. Up to the point where my happiness is met. Up to the point where writing is still something to be enjoyed and not a chore. That's how far I'll go. I am not SICK SICK SICK LOL"
Like what I have said, I am not an expert... But in my eight years of blogging, I have seen a lot, eight years ago's emerging influential bloggers who have made it to be today's top bloggers. Some of them wala na, some of them, nagquit na, and some of them struggling pa.

Blogging was supposed to be a hobby, for fun... But it also became a business. Since pumasok na ang business, nagkaroon ng competition... I get it, competition, pero sana same as a regular business, it should be  healthy. Walang siraan, walang gamitan, walang sulutan. But well, may mga bagay na beyond our control, and sometimes, expected na. Since blogging is also personal, kahit anong niche pa 'yan, it also reflects the person behind that blog.

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If I can just freeze the time now... I wish!

Yes! It's only few days before my second 25th birthday... I'm kinda sad because of the fact that I'm really getting older but still thankful for another year will be added to my age...

Well, counting the blessings from last year, I received double from what I have wished and expected. God was so good to me the whole year that's why I'm so thankful to him... I just wish na magtuloy-tuloy pa rin ang blessings.

Since magbibirthday ako, hindi naman mawawala ang wishes... Pagbigyan na ninyo ako pero this is me, I still believe in birthday wishes. Malay mo, it might come true. There might be a real Santa Clause who will give me more surprises on my coming birthday!

Here are some of my birthday wishes: (More materialistic as ever)

  1. iPhone 5s - Gold or Silver, 'di ako choosy!
  2. DSLR camera kahit anong tatak... basta pang-pro.
  3. For my blogs especially LionhearTV - more visitors pa... mas maging popular pa...
  4. I don't need a job as of the moment, I wish na marami pang dumating na projects
  5. Aside from Smart, Coca-Cola, mas marami pang tie-ups for my blog and me as a blogger.
  6. I just wish matuto na akong mag-edit ng videos. I want to start video blogging na.
  7. Matuloy ang Most Popular Celebrities na big project ko at sana maraming sponsors para 'di ako malugi :)

Pasensya na sa mga wishes ko. Masyadong materialistic. Nagpaparamdam lang naman ako kung meron mang makakaramdam. For those asking kung bakit wala nang masyadong personal wishes like sa family, friends, lovelife, etc.? Well, I have plenty of friends, my family loves me so much... I have a lovelife... These are the things I think na hindi ko kailangang i-wish pa since I worked hard for it. I became more mature, a better person last year.. and I deserve it.

For all my visitors, please return to this site on December 7, please greet me a happy birthday. If you want to send me something... Please ask for my address via email. Thank you!

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All of us have always something to share, to say, to react... That's normal!

Since Anne Curtis is really a hot topic today because of slapping incident involving her, John Lloyd Cruz, Phoemela Barranda and some others. We still don't know yet the real truth because the only one giving statements of happened on the Prive incident is only in one side. Though Anne already posted on Twitter her side, admit and said sorry for what happened, what left to people scavenging the story are hanging questions. (see: Anne Curtis releases statement on slapping John Lloyd Cruz, Phoemela Baranda)

Well, each one of us has our own moral lapses and that's perfectly understandable; after all, we are no saints. There's no perfect person in the world and shit really happens even you are trained to be the most careful person in the world. Anne makes a mistake like others including me, you and others. We don't know, there might be a reason why she did it.

Yes, she's a star, some thinks she's a public property. Everyone's now a judge. Everyone has their own opinion. (see: Celebrities react over Anne Curtis slapping issue) Just because she's a star doesn't mean she can't commit mistakes she's not perfect and mind you nobody is... I'm pretty sure if you guys were in a bad mood and had one too many drinks you will pick a fight or even make a bad behavior.. Anne may be a goddess to some but she's just human capable of messing up.

Alcohol has really a way of corrupting our minds and consequently our actions. I'm not saying though that alcohol is a flat-out excuse for behavioral slip-ups but the fact that alcohol largely affected her reactions somehow made us more forgiving towards Anne's ill-mannered row.

What's important is she owned up to her lapse and apologized to the offended parties on the same day. So stop whining about it already and she even said sorry about it.. It still takes courage to say sorry...

Time to move on!

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