Thursday, October 08, 2015

A Commercial Shoot (Behind the Scenes)


I'm excited to tell you that I'm part of a commercial that will soon air on TV and below are some of the behind the scene pics. :) 

My call slip :)

Although I am not on the lead role but having this exposure is already a blessing and I'm so thankful to my friend, classmate and director - Mr. Angelo Mag-aso. Thanks again Magssss!

Day 1 - Studio Shoot  

My first scene (during the graduation of the students). I am their teacher. Hehe. PD was fixing my uniform that time before the director says. "ACTION!". Hehe. :) 

Monday, October 05, 2015

A Short Guide to Domain Registration

A domain is one of those things that nearly anyone who uses a computer or reads the news has heard of, but a relative few actually know what it is, what it does and why it's necessary for you to have one if you're putting up a website of any kind. Since more people are setting up online shops than ever before, here's a little primer for those who are new to the table.



What is a Domain?

A domain is simply an address, like you home or business address. It tells the web browser where a particular website is located on the Internet in the same way that a GPS will tell you where a particular home is located when you enter the physical address. The first part consists of the name of the domain, usually the company or person who owns the website, such as myCompany. The second part is a suffix, called a Top Level Domain (TDL), that usually indicates a business type or location, such as .org, .edu or .com. All domains must be registered, and they under the jurisdiction of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

All domains are housed on servers that are run by hosting companies. Each server has a unique IP address, and that address, along with all domains that are registered with that server, are listed in a database called the Domain Name System (DNS). You can look up any registered domain, whether it is actively in use or not, on another database called Whois, which contains all of the personal contact information for the person or business behind the domain name.

Why Do I Need a Domain?

Your domain name is both your identity and your location on the Internet. Without it, customers and search engines couldn't find your website. Having a domain also establishes your credibility, and it helps protect your trademarks, copyrights and intellectual property.

How Do I Get One?

Anyone can choose and reserve a domain name, even if they don't currently have a website in progress. It can be literally anything you want it to be, as long as that domain name isn't already registered. You simply choose a server to host your website. Depending on the TOS, they will either give you a free domain name and registration as part of the service, or charge a fee; the fee depends on how potentially lucrative or popular the name is.

Once you choose a name for your domain, the service will check available domain names to see if it's unused. If you find the name unavailable, you can add numbers, change the spelling or choose a different TDL. You can also bid on a specific name that's already registered, if it's important for you to have that particular name. There are some who make a good living registering and reselling domain names for profit. Depending on your contract and TOS, you can also transfer your domain to another server if you're unhappy with your current host.

Friday, October 02, 2015

A Celebration of Happiness

Picture, picture! (wedding of Mona) 

So many things had happened. I wanted to write them right away here. But laziness just always strikes me ! Arrgghh..

Anyway, I'm in the mood right now and I just want to make a quick update on how's life and give you the reasons why I called this a celebration of happiness :)


Weddings

Two of my college classmates got married alredy. Yep? As in naunahan pa nila ako. Imagine? Kailan kaya ang sa akin? But I'm super happy for them. They have finally found their Mr. Right! 

July 15 -  it was my first time to attend a wedding ceremony. This was the wedding of Grace, one of my closest friends in College.  I couldn't help myself but to cry especially the part where she entered the chapel and her parents were waiting. 

With my college classmates (wedding of Grace)


How to Become a Pro at Almost Anything

If there’s something in your life that you’d like to truly master, this guide is designed to help you! Anybody can become a pro at almost anything. Depending on who you are and what you’re already good at, you might find this easy or really difficult. But, you can do it no matter what! Let’s take a look at how you can become pro at almost anything:

Dedicate Time to it Every Day

To become a pro at something, you need to dedicate time to it every day. The amount of time you dedicate will depend on what it is and how much time you have. However, it’s usually better to learn in shorter bursts and then come back, rather than have one long study session. You won’t retain information as well when you have one long session!

Outline What You’d Like to Achieve

Make sure you outline what you’d like to achieve. I’m not just talking in general either, for example, learn how to code. I mean set yourself smaller more manageable tasks. Split them up as many times as you can to make teeny tiny tasks, and before you know it they will all add up to the bigger goal! You’ll simply be far more likely to stick to it and won’t get overwhelmed.



Eliminate Distractions

Distractions are the devil when you’re trying to learn something new, so get rid of them. Put your mobile in another room, and turn the TV off. Simply focus on what you’re trying to achieve. Before you know it, you will have learnt a new skill all on your own!

Find Lots of Useful Resources

There are so many useful resources out there, you don’t need to use only one. There are classes, workshops, tutors, online videos, and online courses. You have so many options depending on what suits you! Everybody learns a different way. Some from writing, some from practical, some from a mix. Work out the best way you retain information and then do that.

Don’t Give Up

Never give up. The key is to have a positive attitude and can-do mindset and you’ll always get to where you want to be. Everybody started out where you were once. Everything started out as just an idea. It’s up to you to put the effort in to bring them to life. When you have a ‘can’t fail’ attitude, you really won’t fail. There’s no way anybody with that attitude ever failed.

Challenge Yourself

To become a pro, you need to try things and experiment. You need to challenge yourself. Do things you think might not be possible yet and you might surprise yourself. Don’t hold yourself back. Don’t be afraid of failure. Failure only helps us to become successful by teaching us about the things we don’t know, so there’s no harm in it!

If you’re determined to become a pro, you’ll do it. Have that mindset, take the steps to get there and you’ll do it easily. Come back soon!