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If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

If you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise. … If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?

If you want to succeed sooner, double your failure rate.

If you can dish it, make sure you can take it.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it ’til it is.

If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.

If in doubt, throw it out (my nutritionist’s rule for food).

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

If you fall seven times, get up eight.

If anything can go wrong, it probably will (Murphy’s Law), have a backup plan ready.

If they can do it, so can you! The only difference is your desire and drive to do so.

If a picture paints a thousand words, then why can’t I paint you….?

If you don’t know – ASK. Now you know.

If you can’t beat ’em, don’t stop trying ’til you do.

If it rains, it pours, but don’t forget about the rainbow soon after.

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.

If something’s beyond your control, why worry about it?

If you want to look young and thin, hang around old fat people.

If someone else messed up, pretend you didn’t notice.

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

If you wish to make a man your enemy, tell him simply, “You are wrong.” This method works every time.

If you can do something today, do it today!

If you fear dying, then you’re already dead.

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” – Winnie the Pooh Bear

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Cocky Sonofa…

Overconfidence?

Is there such a thing? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds”
– Albert Einstein.

This quote has played a very big role in my own self esteem and can really be very positive, while being very egotistical and counter-productive at the same time.

I often reflect back to Bill Gates when he decided to drop out of Harvard in order to pursue his dreams. Imagine what his guidance councilor’s reaction to this was? I have so many different scenarios playing in my head, most of which involves the councilor calling Bill F-ing crazy, insane and absolutely idiotic, not necessarily in that order. Bill Gates, and anyone who walks the halls of Harvard, is pretty much guaranteed a six figure income right off the bat. Yet, Bill decided to take the chance, follow his own heart and do his own thing. Today, he is the most financially secure person in the world, to say the least.

But of course, we have to be realistic. We always hear about the amazing success stories but there are probably 10 (or more) failures for every victory. So how can one balance out between having our heads in the clouds but our feet on the ground?

Personally, I’ve always leaned toward taking the chance. Every mistake you make is one that you will learn from. Every mistake you make is one less mistake you will repeat.

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one”
–Elbert Hubbard.

Yes this may sound too aggressive and outlandish, and yes it is so much easier said than done, especially when you consider having to invest your life savings into your new widget. But I’m not talking about gambling when the odds are stacked in the favor of the casino, no, not gambling, but taking calculated risks in life. There are ways to plan things out, to stack the odds in your favor.

The best way to point yourself in the right direction is to do EVERYTHING you can to ensure success. There are so many other factors that are out of your hands, and those are meant to be left alone. However, aspects that you can control should be researched, planned, understood, structured, studied, debated, marinated, contemplated, practiced, innovated, re-contemplated and any other buzzword you could think of! Oh, and do come up with a plans A, B, C and D.

So far, you need to have confidence and believe in yourself then do everything you can to head towards the right direction. What’s next? *Now what?* (*refer back to previous blog post.)

“Now”, you have to listen.

Listening is a virtue. It’s so easily said, so frequently misused and too often forgotten.

Overconfidence only happens, when one forgets to listen. When one tunes out everyone else and only hears what you want to hear. You don’t have to agree or disagree with anyone, but you have to listen.

How do you listen? Well you need to be patient with the people who give you advice, but be careful whose advice you take.

There’s one more really, really important thing I need to tell you, which would pretty much make everything I said make so much more sense… it is the key to balancing your confidence….. it is something that one of my greatest mentors had taught me…. Umm it goes something like….. ummmm….. I can’t really remember it….. ahhhhh I wasn’t really listening….

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“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

It’s often very difficult to stay motivated day in and day out, but the problem is that if you want to stay ahead of the pack; you’re going to have to put in more sweat, blood and tears than everyone else. This is exactly why, according to the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (these people have not learned how to abbreviate!), 2% of adults in the world own more than half the world’s wealth!

Now what is wealth? Chris Rock clearly states the difference between being rich and being wealthy: “Shaq is rich; the white man who signs his checks is wealthy”.

Yes, I know that a many members of that 2% club probably did something illegal, or political (meaning they did something illegal but made it look legal, like invading other countries and stealing their oil – but that’s a whole different story), but that should not hinder us from finding the right path destined for each of us to succeed. Legal or not, this statistic shows that only 2% of the world has found the path towards the uppermost echelon (with concerns to monetary wealth).

The secret may be as simple as HARD WORK!

“The heights by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight;
But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.”

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

One of my favorite college professors, Prof. Kevin Cox, once told me that there will always be two ways to accomplish something – the hard way and the easy way. “Always pick the hard way!” he said.

Everyone else is taking the easy path. You really want to stand out from that crowded line and instead, take the road less traveled. It may seem tough and strenuous now, but when you look back, you’ll realize that that challenge probably helped you grow much more than you would, had you taken the easier route.

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

– Robert Frost

For this thought, I like using the analogy of taking a stroll in the park as compared to climbing a mountain. You don’t get to grow or change much when you take a nice quiet walk in the park. Sure, it’s convenient, nice and relaxing, but there isn’t much room for growth in this. Now climbing a mountain is the total opposite. You have to test every single muscle in your body, not to mention you’d have to prepare yourself mentally to withstand the many obstacles that will hinder your path to the top. Even when doing each of the two tasks with someone else; you’ll learn a lot more about your partner and grow with them if you two climbed the mountain together. You’d have to trust them with your life and ensure that they can trust you with theirs when climbing. As compared to walking in the park where you may learn a thing or two about them, but again, not much room for growth.

So here I am, ready to take on the mountain.

I will be posting motivational thoughts everyday before I begin my daily routines. Hopefully, my efforts to motivate myself will in-turn, help motivate others as well.

“You don’t find yourself;
you MAKE yourself!”


Top 30 Under 30 Honorees by the Pilipino American Unity for Progress UniPro


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I am absolutely honored to be on this list of the Top 30 Under 30 Honorees by the Pilipino American Unity for Progress UniPro

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Comprised of young professionals and students, Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro) is a state certified non-profit NGO that was established in 2009. Bonded by the common vision of promoting unity within the community, UniPro seeks to educate, collaborate and stimulate dialogue amongst Pilipino American organizations, programs, and institutions. UniPro also engages in various projects that promote the Pilipino community in American society.

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Their mission is to promote cohesion within the Pilipino American society–its organizations, programs, and community for the collective progress of the community.

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Certainly overwhelmed to be included on this list! Thanks so much to the people at the Pilipino American Unity for Progress UniPro for somehow recognizing any work I’ve done. Again, truly humbled by this and still unsure of how I made this list.

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You can see the full copy of this Top 30 Under 30 Honorees by the Pilipino American Unity for Progress UniPro issue at http://www.calameo.com/read/000005816978c430221e1

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First Day at Channel [V] interviewing Miss Philippines Earth Athena Mae Imperial

I was nervous as hell! Not that I haven’t hosted or been on TV before… but I guess there was just something about being really excited about a job or an event that you think is really cool!

It was more of the “damn this is too good to be true” type jitters that had me shaken up a bit.

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I’ve heard of big stars, celebrities, rockers and all the big stage performers talking about how they needed some fix to help calm them before performing on the big stage. I would have totally taken whatever they were taking if someone had offered me something just to calm myself.

Overall, I had a blast anyway!

On my first day at Channel [V] Philippines, I interviewed the winners of the Miss Philippines Earth pageant including Miss Philippines Earth 2010 winner Athena Mae Imperial, Miss Philippines Eco Tourism 2011 Tarhata Clio Shari Rico, Miss Philippines Fire 2011 Michelle Gavagan and Miss Philippines Water 2011 Murielle Adrienne Orais.

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My cohost for this Channel V special feature was Star World international VJ, Cliff Cole.

We have a lot more shows and features lined up so stay tuned! I’m just glad to get that first feature out of the way to loosen me up a bit.

Here’s to more fun stuff in the near future! (oh and word on the street is that other than my own show on Channel V, I’ll be VJing a lot and already have an interview with Manny Pacquiao lined up…. BOOHYAH!)

PUMA SOCIAL puts the spotlight on After Hours Social Athletes

I wanted to thank my friends from Puma for introducing me to this event and introducing me to the new social concept of “Social Athletes” or “After-Hours Athletes”.” Curious as to what that is…. well read on…

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‘PUMA® SOCIAL’ puts the spotlight on

‘After-Hours Athletes’

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Believing that life itself is a sport and that everyone should be its champions, PUMA unveiled its new campaign at Manila’s happening club Republiq recently. Dubbed PUMA Social, the event paid tribute to Manila’s ‘after-hours athletes’, personalities who are top scorers in table tennis, foosball, darts, asking for a girl’s number, or any other social challenge that can be played with a beer in one hand.

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Made glittery by local celebrities who are after-hours athletes themselves, the event celebrated social sports that regale groups of friends who know how to have fun and be competitive in the arena of life. Prefer taking 5AM cab rides than 5AM runs? Going for marathons that end at 6AM? These after-hours athletes who represent PUMA Social do too, and the event brought them together for a legendary league.

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Fueling the burning passion of after-hours athletes, PUMA Social inspires with its line of iconic styles that are functional and stylish such as the PUMA Suede, Dallas and the T7 Track Jacket. With such comfortable and stylish gear, social events become matches easily won.

“PUMA Social is a global campaign that celebrates the after-hours athlete – those unsung heroes of the night who, after work or any undertaking takes time to relax, grab a pingpong paddle, dart pin or bowling ball while a drink on the other; those who take life not too seriously,” said Teresa Liwanag, PUMA Philippines marketing head.

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Puma Social continues until May with Social Games featuring pingpong and foosball matches at Encore Superclub at the Fort starting April 12 then off Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod and Davao.

For more information and updates on Puma Social in the Philippines and around the world, visit www.puma.com/social, www.facebook.com/Puma and follow us on Twitter @PUMA or www.twitter.com/PUMA.

Puma Stores are located at Bonifacio High Street, Eastwood Citywalk 2, Festival Supermall Alabang, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 5, Newport City Resorts World, Trinoma, Ayala Center Cebu, Gaisano Mall of Davao, Limketkai Cagayan de Oro, Robinsons Place Bacolod.

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PUMA is one of the world’s leading ‘sportlifestyle’ companies that design and develop footwear, apparel and accessories. PUMA starts in sports and ends in fashion. Its sport performance and lifestyle labels cover ‘sportlifestyle’ categories such as football, running, motorsports, golf, sailing—and social sports. For more information, please visit http://www.puma.com.

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Here are some sneakers to be launched during this campaign:

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Ebony-lemon chrome-mood indigo

RP 3,430

Launch: Feb 2011

This classic 80’s runner was an instant hit when first introduced; it featured a lug outsole pattern and nylon/suede upper. This sneaker takes inspiration from other great Archive styles such as the Speeder and Easy Rider.

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Mood indigo – heritage blue

RP 3,670

Launch: April 2011

Reissued from the 1980’s, this iconic futbol flat ties back to the counterculture movement that took place in Norther England in the early 80’s and was later adopted by Europe’s b-boy community. Features include luxurious suede, textured pattern outsole for grip, gold foil branding and leather details.

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Flintstone-new navy-dandelion

RP 4,550

Launch: March 2011

From the Puma Archive in 1987, the First Round was a high cut version of the Suede with a padded collar. The high padded ankle collar made this shoe an instant hit with the skateboard community. We updated the First Round this season with a unique twist to the classic silhouette. Jersery print splatter graphic dripping over the shoe along with bright bold colors makes this shoe a statement piece.

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Hawthorne Mid 351287 01

Black-white

RP 4,230

Launch: April 2011

A different take on the classic desert boot style, the Hawthorne Mid is a clean mid-cut silhouette featuring an all over premium suede upper and subtle debossed formstripe detailing. Soft mesh lining for comfort and heel pull tab to finish. Built directly on the original PUMA Match sneaker’s bottom, this shoe provides a contemporary look at lifestyle tennis. A perfect blend of athletic and leisure.

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Puma royal-black team- orange

RP 2,870

Launch: April 2011

A favorite among the RS Running family, this lightweight racing flat was first introduces in 1981. This latest release of the popular Cabana Racer features bold colors with scribble graphic on the upper giving the shoe a distinct two tone look.

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Dazzling blue

RP 2870

Launch: Feb 2011

The Balleracer ia a unique hybrid, a combination of a sneaker and a ballet flat. The iconic Cabana Racer style back mashed with a ballerina toe is feminine and sporty. This style looks like maryjane with a twist! It is a must-have piece of the season.

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Chocolate brown – fossile-shocking pink

RP 2,550

Launch: Apr 2011

A favorite among the RS Running family, this lightweight racing flat was first introduced in 1981. Featured here on lively colors in classic nylon and suede.

 

 

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2011 New Year Countdown with Solenn Heussaff, Arnel Pineda and more!

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I just wanted to thank Coca-Cola Zero, Eastwood City, Nuffnang Philippines, Leo Burnett and our friends for throwing a wonderful New Year party at Eastwood City!

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We got to hang out with all around superstar Solenn Heussaff, who’s got the looks, the brains, the talents and a great personality to go with all that!

Anyway you can find out more about Solenn Heussaff and her new role as the ambassadress for Coke Zero here – http://www.vincegolangco.com/cool-people/solenn-heusaff-is-new-coke-zero-ambassador-wild-at-heart-fit-in-body/

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Aside from super celebrity Solenn Heussaff, it was also great to hear Arnel Pineda and the Side A Band jam til the New Year countdown! 2011 definitely came in the right way here at Eastwood city in the Philippines!

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Anyway, I just wanted to greet everyone a HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR! May this new year bring you lots of love, fun and adventures! Have a happy and sexy 2011 guys!

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2011 New Year Countdown Party in Eastwood QC Philippines with Solenn Heussaff, Arnel Pineda, Hannah Villasis, Vince Golangco and more!

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Happy 2011!

NEW Tek Tok TV (Tech Talk TV) Logo

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We just wanted to say thank you to Nemory Oliver Martinez for hooking us up with this cool new logo for Tek Tok TV!

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“Tek Tok TV” (Tech Talk TV) is your source for the most up-to-date news, topics and info from the world of geeks.

We talk about the latest trends in technology, gizmos, the internet, blogging and more!

Every week, live on GNN, we’ll feature gadgets, bloggers, tech experts, cosplayers and more of your favorite geeky stuff.

Tek Tok TV is part of the Global News Network’s Business Portal series. Every Wednesday, LIVE – 11am-12noon. Only on GNN.

The show is hosted by bloggers Vince Golangco of WhenInManila.com (also DJ Vince G of Mellow 94.7) and Hannah Villasis of FlairCandy.com.

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Nemory worked with us for a few weeks to creatively draw out a logo that perfectly reflected our TV show. He did an AMAZING job and we wanted to thank him.

Thanks so much Nemory!

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Vince Golangco for Project Headshot Clinic by Niccolo Cosme for World Aids Day

It’s a brilliant concept that is quickly taking the Facebook profile pictures by storm!

Billboards can help spread the word and in today’s new digital age, your profile pictures can be seen just as many times as the top billboards out there along EDSA or New York Times Square. So why not use this knowledge and the internet to help put up an online billboard to help.

I want to thank master photographer Niccolo Cosme for spreading awareness through his lens.

Project Headshot Clinic: Saving humanity through profile pictures.

Radio DJ / Blogger – Vince Golangco for Project Headshot Clinic

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The Project Headshot Clinic for 3 years has given a different look at to profile pictures online, it became serving as online billboards on online social networking sites and everyone in it, who participated in Project Headshot Clinic became an instant endorser of the product being advertised, or the cause that was being advocated for whatever that is being advertised, commercial or a particular advocacy.

For over the past three years, the Headshot Clinc team has partnered with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in fighting and responding to the challenge of HIV/AIDS.

The first awareness campaign of headshot clinic and UNAIDS in 2008 was called “AWARE”, followed by in 2008, and then “MOVE” in 2009 a follow up of the first one which aimed to move people from awareness to readiness to respond and act on this specific issue. This year’s, “ACT”, a clear call to action, where voluntary HIV screening and counseling was provided on given shooting dates by Take The Test and ASP (AIDS Society Philippines).

All headshots will be released online and should be used as primary profile pic on all the participant’s social network sites on December 1, 2010 which happens to be is the global celebration of WORLD AIDS DAY.

To do my part in helping spread AWARENESS, here’s a little more info about HIV / AIDS.

WHAT DOES “AIDS” MEAN?

AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome:

  • Acquired means you can get infected with it;
  • Immune Deficiency means a weakness in the body’s system that fights diseases.
  • Syndrome means a group of health problems that make up a disease.

AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. If you get infected with HIV, your body will try to fight the infection. It will make “antibodies,” special molecules to fight HIV.

A blood test for HIV looks for these antibodies. If you have them in your blood, it means that you have HIV infection. People who have the HIV antibodies are called “HIV-Positive.”

Being HIV-positive, or having HIV disease, is not the same as having AIDS. Many people are HIV-positive but don’t get sick for many years. As HIV disease continues, it slowly wears down the immune system. Viruses, parasites, fungi and bacteria that usually don’t cause any problems can make you very sick if your immune system is damaged. These are called “opportunistic infections.”


HOW DO YOU GET AIDS?

You don’t actually “get” AIDS. You might get infected with HIV, and later you might develop AIDS. You can get infected with HIV from anyone who’s infected, even if they don’t look sick and even if they haven’t tested HIV-positive yet. The blood, vaginal fluid, semen, and breast milk of people infected with HIV has enough of the virus in it to infect other people. Most people get the HIV virus by:

  • having sex with an infected person
  • sharing a needle (shooting drugs) with someone who’s infected
  • being born when their mother is infected, or drinking the breast milk of an infected woman

Getting a transfusion of infected blood used to be a way people got AIDS, but now the blood supply is screened very carefully and the risk is extremely low.

There are no documented cases of HIV being transmitted by tears or saliva, but it is possible to be infected with HIV through oral sex or in rare cases through deep kissing, especially if you have open sores in your mouth or bleeding gums.

For more information, check out http://www.aids.org or http://www.unaids.org

Also, in the Philippines, you can check out the site http://SexAndSensibilities.com for more information on sexual health, reproductive health and much more.

For more information about the Project Headshot, Check out Niccolo Cosme’s site here – http://headshotclinic.wordpress.com

Maxine Mamba found the Gspot Radio: Dating 101 w/ Vince Golangco (DJ Vince G) on Mellow 94.7

This was my radio guest, the beautiful Ms. Maxine Mamba.

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She came over for a segment of mine called “Edumacate Me!” where the listeners and I try to learn new things from the guests we bring on air.

“Edumacate Me!” is a segment that’s part of the radio show called “The G-Spot” w/ Vince Golangco, a.k.a. DJ Vince G on Mellow 94.7.
It’s just my funny, non-academically-threatening-way of saying: educate me, where we try to learn something new every Sunday from the guests that come on air with us at Mellow 94.7.

Edumacate Me on the Gspot Radio! you can tune in WORLDWIDE http://Mellow947.fm/

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Maxine Mamba spoke with Mellow 94.7 radio host Vince Golangco (DJ Vince G) about DATING 101.

DJ Vince G got an “edumcation” about:

  • How to tell if the girl likes you
  • How to help the girl see the great you
  • How to break up
  • How to make girls run after you

You can find out more about Maxine Mamba on Facebook here – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maxine-Mamba/446412125351

Vince Golangco is the Editor-in-Chief of  WhenInManila.com, Radio DJ on Mellow 94.7, TV show host of Tech Talk TV, writer, US Military Veteran & more.

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Looking for that one thing to satisfy your weekend morning cravings? We’ve got what you want! Here’s something to stimulate your senses, fulfill your desires and delight your innermost needs. You’ve found “The G-Spot” with DJ Vince G, the weekend morning radio show that’ll get you moaning, laughing, thinking, bumping and grinding.  “The G-Spot” with DJ Vince G, helping you pleasure yourself, only on Mellow 94.7 – Sounds Good.

LISTEN WORLDWIDE: http://Mellow947.fm


“Creativity at Work: Careers for the Practicing Creative” by the Ateneo Alumni Association Speakers Bureau

If you are the creative type and would like to get paid to for being creative, then you cannot miss “Creativity at Work”.

This is the 5th Speakers Bureau of the Ateneo Alumni Association and is open to the public – Ateneans and non-Ateneans alike … including LaSallites!

You’ll be hearing from top practicing creatives Dave Ferrer from JWT Manila and Tonypet Sarmiento of Ace, Saatchi and Saatchi as well as the Voice Master himself, Pocholo Gonzales and yours truly – DJ Vince.

Entrance fee is only P100.00 and is waived for AAA members.

This is on Saturday September 18, 1-5pm at Escaler Hall SEC A at the Ateneo de Manila Campus.

There are limited slots only so please reserve early.  Email Jesica@ateneoalumniassociation.org or log on to ateneoalumniassociation.org.  You may also text (0928)521-2283 to reserve.

They’ll be raffling off special prizes during the talk so be sure to come on time!

I hope to see a lot of you there!

VERY excited to be one of the speakers for the 5th Ateneo Alumni Association Speakers Bureau event titled – “Creativity at Work: Careers for the Practicing Creative.”

More info below…

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Creativity at Work: Careers for the practicing creative

Listen to award winning advertising hall of famers, a free-lance practicing creative, and the man known as the Voice Master, as they share their journey toward excellence in their field.

Dave Ferrer

(ADMU GS 83, HS 87), Executive Creative Director of JWT Manila, is a multi- awarded creative in the advertising industry. He has won in several international shows, The One Show, The Clios, Adfest,  and Media Spikes. He has picked up three Lions from the prestigious Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, Gold (2007), Silver (2005) and Bronze (2010). He continues to be chosen as a jury member in these international awards shows. He was in the Radio Jury of Cannes Lions in 2009 and New York Festival in June 2010. He is also a recipient of the 2008 Creative Guild Hall of Fame award. Most recently, he was one of the recipients of 2010 Philippines Graphic Media Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Awards.

Tony Sarmiento

(ADMU GS HS Col), served as Regional Creative Director for the Global Business Unit at Grey Worldwide in Malaysia and is now VP for integration at Ace, Saatchi & Saatchi.  Tony has been a member of Campaign Brief Asia’s Regional Creative Rankings list for the past 6 years and has been recognized in international shows like the Clios, The One Show, Cannes, The Asian Direct Marketing Awards, Asia Pacific Advertising Festival, The Asian Advertising Awards and the Malaysian Kancils. He has also won in the Creative Guild, the Philippine Ad Congress, The Young Boomerangs, The Araw Values and the Catholic Mass Media Awards.

Vince Golangco

Graduated from San Diego State University and has amassed over 10 years of international experience in marketing, advertising and creative writing. He served as an Information Systems Technician in the United States Navy, was a Marketing & Development Coordinator at the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Senior Media Planner for Bright Box Media and more. Today, Vince is a radio DJ for Mellow 94.7, the host of the TV show “Tek Tok TV” (Tech Talk TV) on Destiny Cable’s Global News Network (GNN) and is the Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of WheninManila.com.  Vince is also a freelance columnist, events host and professional speaker who talks about: Personal Branding, Leadership, the Power of the Internet and more. Connect with Vince on Twitter.com/VinceGolangco

Pocholo Gonzales

Otherwise known as the VoiceMaster, is the master of Voice.  He is a voice director, reporter, broadcaster, host, writer, translator and voice actor, having done voice acting in numberous commercials, telenovelas, tv animations and movie animations such as Dayo.  He also does voice impressions and has won an award at the Ad Congress for his work.  He is currently the dubbing director for HERO TV and Cinema One.

The Ateneo Alumni Association presents

The 5th Speakers Bureau: Creativity at Work

Veritas Room, Ateneo Professional Schools, Rockwell Center

September 18, 2010

Emcee: Fritz Capulong

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12:45-1:15pm Registration
1:15-1:30pm Opening Ceremonies

Invocation: Carla Buan, Speakers Bureau Committee Head

National Anthem

Welcome remarks: Ike Reyes, Alumnus and Representative of Alveo Land

1:30-1:35pm Introduction to topic: Rick Olivares
1:35-1:50pm Speaker 1: Dave Ferrer, JWT Manila (Advertising)
1:50-2:40pm Speaker 2: Pocholo Gonzales, Voice Master (Entertainment)
2:40-3:30pm Speaker 3: Vince Golangco, Tek Tok TV, 94.7FM, wheninmanila.com (Media)
3:30-4:35pm Speaker 4: Tony Sarmiento, Ace, Saatchi & Saatchi (Advertising)
4:35-4:50pm Open forum led by: Fritz Capulong (moderator)

Recognition of participants: Carla Buan and Fritz Capulong

Brief summary of main points: Fritz Capulong

Q & A

Brief recap: Fritz Capulong

4:50-5:00pm Closing Ceremony

Presentation of tokens and plaques: Fritz Capulong, AR Ticzon and Carla Buan

Closing remarks: Rick Olivares

If you wish to submit questions for the Open Forum, you may write it in this space and submit to the Emcee

Saturday, September 18, 2010     2:00-5:00 pm

Ateneo Graduate School of Business #20 Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City, 1200 Philippines Tel. Nos.: (63) 2 899-7691 to 96; 729-2000

Open to all.   Entrance Fee: P100

Waived for upon presentation of valid AAA membership card

Reserve your slot early.  Send your name, mobile number and email to jesica@ateneoalumniassociation.org.

Visit AteneoAlumniAssociation.org

Today is Cam Whore Day!!!

WOW! That was an awesome show today! Thanks to everyone who kept me company! Keisha, Lyn, Carl, Regina, Sharon, Xian, Jersey, Marie, Harris, Eudora, Rhein, Leo, Red, Secretlover, Dhea, Marrie and everyone else whom I wasn’t able to list down!

As mentioned, today is my self-proclaimed “Cam-Whore Day” because today was the day, in 1959, that the first picture of Earth from space was seen. So with that, you need to take pictures of yourself! Share them with me if you want and I’ll post them here if you want as well. Email me – djVinceG@Yahoo.com

“Aug 7, 1959. US satellite Explorer VI transmitted the first picture of Earth from space. For the first time we had a likeness of our planet based on more than projections and conjectures.”

Below is the summary of my show in case you want to check out any cool facts that I talked about.

You’ve found “The G-Spot” with DJ Vince G.

A radio show on Mellow 94.7 FM every every Saturday from 6-9am and Sundays 6-10am.

Listing down all the stuff I talked about On Air in case you wanted to check it out.

Listen online – http://Mellow947.fm

Connect with me on Facebook.com/djVinceG or on Twitter.com/VinceGolangco

On This Day – Aug 7

1942 U.S. forces landed at Guadalcanal, marking the start of the first major allied offensive in the Pacific during World War II.
1971 Apollo 15 returned to Earth after a manned mission to the moon.
1974 French stuntman Philippe Petit walked a tightrope strung between the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center.
2000 Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore chose Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman as his running mate, making him the first Jewish candidate on a major party ticket.
2007 Barry Bonds became baseball’s career home run leader when he hit No. 756 during a home game in San Francisco, passing Hank Aaron’s mark.

Celebrity Birthdays

David Duchovny, 50, actor (“The X-Files,” “Californication”), born New York, NY, Aug 7, 1960.
Charlize Theron, 35, actress (Oscar for Monster; In the Valley of Elah, Aeon Flux, The Italian Job), born Benoni, South Africa, Aug 7, 1975.
Billy Joe (B.J.) Thomas, 68, singer (“Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”), born Houston, TX, Aug 7, 1942.

#1 Song Today,

THE 1990s

1999 Genie in a Bottle Christina Aguilera
1998 The Boy Is Mine Brandy & Monica
1997 I’ll Be Missing You Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112
1996 Macarena [Bayside Boys Mix] Los Del Rio
1995 Waterfalls TLC
1994 Stay (I Missed You) Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
1993 Can’t Help Falling in Love UB40
1992 This Used to Be My Playground Madonna
1991 (Everything I Do) I Do It for You Bryan Adams
1990 Vision of Love Mariah Carey

Mr. Know it All (useless info of the day)

Breasts implants can also save you from death

Big breasts miraculously saved an Israeli woman from death at the hands of a Lebanese paramilitary organization. The incident occurred during a Hezbollah rocket attack. The victim got a boob job two years ago. During the war, she was wounded in the chest by shrapnel but survived because of her implants. While the patient is fine, the implant, unfortunately, did not survive.

Fact or Fiction

You cannot open the door of a sinking car.

FICTION…. sorta

When a sinking car isn’t yet completely flooded, the water pressure differential between the inside and outside of the cabin prevents the door from being opened. Only once the sinking sedan is filled to the brim — and the pressure difference stabilized — will the door latch release.

Reason to party today – coz it’s happy hour somewhere in the world.

Professional Speakers Day

Aug 7. A day celebrating the consummate professionals who through their oratorical skills help people

Space Milestone: First Picture of Earth from Space / “Cam Whore Day”

Aug 7, 1959. US satellite Explorer VI transmitted the first picture of Earth from space. For the first time we had a likeness of our planet based on more than projections and conjectures.

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Moment of Zen

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great” – Mark Twain

Thanks for listening to “The G-Spot”

Hope it was good for you too…

Speaker at the University of the Philippines (UP), Marketing / Public Relations Forum

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I had so much fun speaking about internet marketing to the students of the University of the Philippines Diliman campus (UP). It’s always fun to talk to college kids since you can see them dreaming about their bright futures with no hint of anything stopping them! No barriers in place nor any glass ceilings yet.

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Hopefully they had fun hearing me talk about my experiences too.

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The event was called: PuMPED UP – A Publicity, Marketing, Public Relations  and  Events Management Discourse

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See the full flyer and program flow of that PuMPED UP event here – http://www.vincegolangco.com/how-to/pumped-up-publicity-marketing-public-relations-events-management-discourse/

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Find “The G-Spot” w/ DJ Vince G only on Mellow 94.7

***DJ Vince has been moved to “The Wake-Up Show” every weekday, Monday-Friday 6am-10am on Mellow 94.7

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The G-Spot

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Looking for that one thing to satisfy your weekend morning cravings? We’ve got what you want! Here’s something to stimulate your senses, fulfill your desires and delight your innermost needs. You’ve found “The G-Spot” with DJ Vince G, the weekend morning radio show that’ll get you moaning, laughing, thinking, bumping and grinding.  “The G-Spot” with DJ Vince G, helping you pleasure yourself, only on Mellow 94.7 – Sounds Good.

LISTEN WORLDWIDE: http://Mellow947.fm

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DJ Vince G graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a minor in Business. He has over 10 years of international experience in marketing, advertising and creative writing. Today, other than being a DJ for Mellow 94.7, he is the Editor-in-Chief & Creative Director of WhenInManila.com, one of the top online video channels in the Philippines. Vince is also the host of “Tek Tok TV” (Tech Talk TV) on the Global News Network (GNN). DJ Vince G is a surfer, skater, writer, producer, events host, U.S. military veteran, beer enthusiast, ninja and Jedi apprentice.

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Find “The G-Spot” with DJ Vince G on Mellow 94.7 every weekend morning! Saturdays 6-9am and Sundays 6-10am.

Segments on “The G-Spot” radio program include:

“Edumacate Me”

Vince interviews interesting people with even more interesting jobs who come with something to teach and “edumate” the listeners with. It’s really just a funny way of saying the word EDUCATE.

We’re looking to learn something new every Sunday! I guess you can say we’re looking for an “edumacation!”

We’ve had pick-up artists “edumacate” us on how to pick-up chicks, relationship coaches “edumacating” us on matters of the heart, HR specialists “edumacate” us on how to get a job and more fun stuff.

If you have something insightful to “edumacate” DJ Vince and his listeners with, send me a message on Facebook.com/djVinceG with your bio and what you want to “edumacate” us with.

“This Day In History” – gives you the geeky but cool historic info about the significant events that happened on this day, back in the day.

“Fact or Fiction” – challenge the old wives tales and bust the myths that have kept us peeing on jellyfish stings for years!

“Reason to Party Today” – In case you don’t have one yet. Coz it’s happy hour somewhere in the world.

“YouTube Video Pick of the Day” – coz Vince is a geek like that.

“Moment of Zen / Quote of the Day” – coz Vince is an even bigger geek than you ever thought possible.

Contact DJ Vince G

The G-Spot

Saturdays 6-9am
Sundays 6-10am

***DJ Vince has been moved to “The Wake-Up Show” every weekday, Monday-Friday 6am-10am on Mellow 94.7

LISTEN WORLDWIDE: http://Mellow947.fm

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LISTEN WORLDWIDE: http://Mellow947.fm

***DJ Vince has been moved to “The Wake-Up Show” every weekday, Monday-Friday 6am-10am on Mellow 94.7

New Philippine / Filipino Blog Directory – “Blog na Pinoy”

I wanted to say thanks to my make-up artist Bambi de la Cruz of  http://makeupbybambi.blogspot.com and photographer Mike Yu for the AWESOME shots!

They’re creating a new Philippine / Filipino Blog Directory that’ll list down all the blogs with no biased ratings or scales. Just the bloggers and their blogs. Plain and simple! You can check out the initial “Blog na Pinoy” website (still very young) at BlogNaPinoy.com

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I’m the Medicol Advance “Blogger of the Month!”

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WOW! This is really cool!

I was selected as the “Medicol Advance Blogger of the Month” for June!

With this prestige they asked me to share some info and advice to help other newer bloggers out there. The Medicol Advance team asked me to write about “How to Become a Web Superstar!” so I gladly obliged!

You can check out my fun & full article: “So You Wanna Be a WEB Superstar?” on the Medicol Advance Winners Circle website here – http://www.medicol.ph/winners-circle

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Vince at iBlog6 Summit – From the Eyes (and Links) of Other Bloggers

The iBlog 6 Summit was a BLAST!

I had way too much fun talking in front of a whole auditorium of new and veteran bloggers. I was asked to speak about Video Blogging 101. So pretty much the basics of Video Blogging. I of course, added a little twist to this and titled my talk: “Are you Sexy Enough to be a Video Blogger?”

The video will be out soon and I’ll post links to that. You can see some notes from that talk, that were featured in the iBlog6 “Digit@l Magazine” here – “Are you Sexy Enough for Video Blogging?”

Anyway, I just wanted to share some links, insights and pictures from some bloggers I found who were there to see my talk. Hopefully they liked it and hopefully they learned something cool from it. If anything, I’m hopeful people do know that they ARE sexy enough to be a video blogger!

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This pic is fom Karla Redor of http://rockersworld.com

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This one below is from Alex Dizon of http://recyclebinofamiddlechild.blogspot.com

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This next excerpt is from Sai Verano of http://saicyberspace.blogspot.com

VIDEO BLOGGING

I’ve been really planning to make my own channel in YouTube. Although I have one, it only contains my college video projects. It was until yesterday that I realized how video blogging is important to a blogger like me.

The fun video blogging lessons were presented by Vince G. (I’m sorry I forgot the last name). He’s a DJ at Mellow 94.7 (yeah! I listen to that radio station). According to DJ Vince (http://wheninmanila.com) video blogging doubles the power of your blog. I think he made his point. Video can be present in your blog as well as other platforms like YouTube, Vimeo and Veoh. Actually, if you put your videos to these three platforms it doesn’t just double your blogging power but it’s four times better than just publishing an article in your WordPress or Blogger site.

I like it when he said: “It’s not about who you know, it’s about who knows you.” Now that’s one rocking statement! It can somehow be associated to being famous. He showed us some clips on YouTube about famous video bloggers/personalities. He showed us “David After Dentist”, which I couldn’t believe that I never heard or watched before. It was really funny!

Because of that, I got more inspired to make my YouTube channel active. I also have a channel in Vimeo (search for Sai Verano) but I haven’t uploaded any video yet. It’s a channel for business tips and principles.


Ishmael Fischer Ahab of http://theparadoxicleyline.blogspot.com had a quick comment about my presentation:

Vince Golangco’s presentation on video blogging opened up some ideas in my mind. If I will pursue video blogging in the future, his tips and tricks will be definitely useful.


Got some highlights from Rommel Sherwin D. Copuyoc of http://inghinyero.com

09:37 AM – Video Blogging by Vince Golangco

Highlights:
Personal branding is very important.
Video blogging can earn you money.
70% of internet growth will be coming from videos.
Notes
I am expecting a lot of people to come in a few hours. Morning sessions of iBlog6 usually doesn’t fill up Malcolm. Many bloggers (prominent ones) will probably arrive this afternoon. And this hall will be jamapacked.

Vince Golangco is very entertaining. I like it that we are learning something while he makes really good jokes! Its an entertaining presentation. He shows videos and funny clips and still makes a point.

Oh and got cool comments from that blog post at inghinyero.com too

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Anywayz, will post more when I find new ones. Really appreciating the feedback so far! If any new bloggers or video bloggers need help with anything, feel free to drop me a line or add me up on Facebook – http://Facebook.com/djVinceG

Are you Sexy Enough to be a Video Blogger? (how to Vlog)

I spoke today at the iBlog 6 Summit (iBlog6) held at the University of the Philippines.

My topic was Video Blogging 101 with my own little twist. I titled my segment, “Are you Sexy Enough to be a Video Blogger?” and talked about why people should start a video blog, the power a video blog carries and what it can do for you. I then also spoke about common excuses that people give regarding why they don’t want to start a video blog.

Below is my supporting article to my presentation that appeared in the UP Law Center’s Internet and Society Program “Digit@l” Magazine Volume 9 Issue 1.

Find out more about the iBlog Summits here – http://iblogph.org

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Are you Sexy Enough for Video Blogging?
By: Vince Golangco

Long before you and I were around, our great great great great grandfathers used to live by the saying that goes: “It’s all about what you know!” So they poured their blood, sweat and tears into working 12 hours a day and learning a craft to the point where they were better than everyone else. The problem with this concept is that you can be the very BEST at one thing, but if no one knows you’re the best, then you won’t really get much work.

From that splendid point of view came the old saying our great great grandfathers then lived by, that went: “It’s not about what you know, it’s all about who you know!” This concept of course came to life at the dawn of the marketing and advertising era. It was about making connections and seeking them when you need help. It’s a very basic premise that is still used a lot here in the Philippines, especially in politics (that’s a semi-joke). Knowing someone always ensured you could ask for help when you needed it. The problem was that your ask-for-help currency is usually limited. You can only ask for so many favors and people can only do so much for you.

What would be more beneficial to all parties would be you helping other people to find you, when they need you. Help them help you. Thus, in today’s new marketplace and new globalized culture, the new and most effective way of life goes as:

“It’s not about what you know or who you know, it’s all about WHO KNOWS YOU!”

If Big Widget Making Company needed to get someone to make their new widget, and they somehow heard about your excellent widget making skills, they would surely approach you to seek your guidance. If this said Big Widget Making Company need someone to market their new widget, and they somehow heard about your excellent widget marketing skills… well you get the point.

With the internet, we’re each able to promote our own personal brands and inform others about our personal expertise. The person who better markets themselves and promotes their brand will, more often, get the job. This person will get the job even though there may be others more skilled or qualified than he is. But don’t hate the playah’… hate the game.

Blogging and video blogging are some of the most powerful tools to get your name out there.

What’s the difference between a blog and a video blog? Well, it’s pretty simple; video blogging, or vlogging, is twice as powerful as regular blogging.

First of all, a vlog allows for more avenues to publish your work. You’re able to re-post your creative products on other sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, TwitVid and more. Furthermore, most blogs do not do a good job of putting a face on the writer. Have you ever tried remembering a name without a face? It’s much more difficult to remember someone if you can’t recall what they look like. So not adding a logo, or your face, to your blog and brand is a malpractice that most people overlook.

The best practice I’ve seen with vlogs is still having the blog aspect to your post, but having a video that compliments your article. Having the written part helps you with the Search Engine Optimization (SEO), while also giving more depth to your post. What vlogs have though that regular blogs don’t is the ability to feed the need of people to watch TV, or something like TV. Moreover, videos help you feature so much more about your topic that regular words or pictures simply can’t capture.

When I founded WhenInManila.com, I knew from the start that a travel site featuring the Philippines would not be justified with just stories and photos. I knew that this country had way too much splendor to encapsulate into just letters and static images. There was no question that creating a video channel was the best way to properly build this site. The traffic and positive response we’ve gotten as of today is just a small testament of the power of  video blogs.

You’ve most likely heard about internet sensations turning into global celebrities such as Charice Pempengco or Arnel Pineda. Both starting out as no more than YouTube video diary producers but are now international talents. These two individuals did no more than just post videos of their singing expertise.

Now instead of giving you more reasons why you should start a video blog, I’m instead going to give you the most common reasons why people haven’t already started a vlog and also the rebuttal I have for these initial mis-thoughts:

  • “I’m shy”

Let me share a secret with you – Some of the most successful, most popular, and seemingly most outgoing “celebrities” are actually some of the shyest and most bashful people in the world. Being shy is a normal part of being human. Many people are able to overcome this simply by ignoring their internal thoughts or by excessive practice of pretending not to be shy. The secret is that everyone has some level of bashfulness that comes from the basic human need of being accepted. In fact, sometimes the limelight triggers this need for acceptance even more and some people who get thrown into this popularity pool have no idea how to handle all the attention. They eventually start craving the positive attention and slowly start needing more of it to feed and counter their shyness. I constantly recall a friend of mine, named Pam, who’s a professional model. She once told me that she hates dating other models because models are very needy. She said that most other models need you to constantly remind them of how cool, sexy and special they are, or think they are. They need the constant ego boost in order to maintain their level of “unshyness” in order to properly perform their job. They may do a good job at hiding how shy they really are, but the bottom line is that they’re just as introverted as you are, but the difference is that they found a way to overcome this. So if you want to take your brand, or yourself to the next level, then you need to find your own way of overcoming this internal block. Start by contemplating this statement: “Fake it til’ you make it!” Now STOP, and think about it.

  • “I don’t look good on camera” / “I’m not sexy enough to be a video blogger”

This fruitless thought is yet another angle of the shy syndrome that we all need to overcome. We’re fed lies everyday by the television and beauty magazines. They dictate to us the need for excessive make-up and photoshopping skills in order to look like what the ad agencies and big corporations think we should look like. This is a trap that we should not fall into:

“Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.”  – Steve Jobs, Apple CEO

It’s a new world and the dawn of social media has moved the control of what we think is beautiful from the advertising agencies to the end users. No longer is this an era of supermodels with fake tans and breast implants. Today’s Web 2.0 world dictates that the normal people are the more beautiful specimens. It’s all about what’s real today. Believe me, you are more beautiful and more real than half the fakers on TV today.  Now you just need to adjust your own self to think the same way.

  • “I don’t think I have anything significant to say or share”

Are you religious? Do you believe in women’s rights? Who do you think will be the best president for our country? Do you like cats?

You do have an opinion and you do have something significant to say. Having an opinion of something does not mean you have to be a certified expert in that field. It’s just what it is, an opinion. There is no need for a degree in law or political science to share your opinion on who you think will be the best president for the country. You can vote for whoever you want and have your own thoughts on why this is so. Some people will think you are an absolute idiot for thinking one way, while other will also think that you are an absolute genius for thinking the same exact thoughts. So just say it as it is. Get a camera and let people know what you think. Don’t expect everyone to agree with it. It’s actually a good thing if some people disagree with you. It means you have a good point. It means you’re challenging things. It means you are a leader. Good leaders are the ones who always challenge the status quo. Be that leader!

  • “I don’t have the tools to create videos” / “My camera is not the High Definition / Blue Ray quality that’s needed for online videos”

When I first started my vlog, WhenInManila.com, I thought I needed the best quality cameras and the best equipment known to man. It wasn’t long before I realized that the internet does not have such stringent entrance fees as I thought it would. This is one club that lets everyone in. This is not to say that you should produce material of low quality, instead it just means that sometimes, real videos that are less fabricated and more personal are more appreciated online. So that means cell phone cameras and digicams work just as well, if not better for the YouTube community.  You don’t need an entire production crew. It’s all about producing quality content with the tools you already have. iPods, digital cameras, your phones and even webcams are more than enough to get you started. Worry about content rather than equipment.

  • “I don’t know how to edit a video”

I live by this quote that says: “The man who says ‘I CAN’ and the man that says ‘I CAN’T’ are both right. Which one are you?”

So it all starts with the right attitude. If you’re willing to learn, then I guarantee that you will. In fact, video editing (like so many other things in life) is much easier than you may think. I still use the basic program for most of my video editing needs. You can actually download it for free, just search for “Windows Live Movie Maker.” It’s is the bare necessity / basic video editing program that will not leave you confused like a grandma on Facebook. There aren’t too many options or buttons but it still has more than enough to get you going. You can cut, paste, add videos, add pictures, add music and even put a watermark. It should take you no more than a few tries at this to be an expert at editing videos with this program. All it takes is the right attitude and the initiative to do so.

  • “No one will watch me anyway”

Well what do you have to lose? It may take some time but if you do put out anything with decent quality, you’ll start finding your niche and you’ll start getting the support you need. It’s no secret that every blogger, video blogger, or TV star started out with one fan – their mom. Though with the right marketing tactics and persistence, all these people start building an audience of people who appreciate them for who they are and what they do. You don’t need to have any super talents. Sometimes, people appreciate you for exactly what you can bring to the table. In fact, this sometimes makes people more attracted to you as they feel like they can connect with you. They end up feeling just as simple as you are and thus they appreciate you for what you have to say, no matter how insignificant you may think it is (refer back to advice on you thinking that you don’t have anything significant to say or share).

The relatively low cost of starting an online channel has made video production much easier. In fact, marketers and bloggers today like going by the phrase: “Ready, Fire, Aim.” It’s a statement that means you can adjust your content toward your audience. Just get started with what you have in mind and worry about adjusting and tweaking it as you go along. It won’t cost you anything anyway. Go ahead, fire when ready!

  • “People might say mean things about me and my videos”

Yes they will. I won’t lie, there are a lot of “haters” out there who do nothing but try to drag people down. The one piece of advice I remember from Filipino internet sensation Christina Gambito, better known as HappySlip, was that you need to ignore all the negative comments and downbeat people. They will be out there and you just need to do your best to produce what you feel is quality videos and content. The rest will fall into place on its own.

Most are hindered from starting a vlog simply by their own selves. Well, it’s time to overcome your personal walls and turn yourself into the next internet video producer. With the right attitude and some practice, you’ll be the next video star faster than you can say “YouTube Sensation!”

Believe me, it’s a lot easier than you think.

“The greater danger for most of us, is not that our aim is too high and we miss it,
but that it is too low and we reach it”
–Michelangelo

Vince Golangco is the Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of WhenInManila.com, a top video blog and digital content provider in the Philippines. Aside from blogging, Vince is also a Radio DJ on Mellow 94.7. Moreover, he is the host of “Tek Tok TV” (Tech Talk TV), a show on the Global News Network (GNN) which talks about the latest trends in technology, gadgets, the internet, blogging and other geeky stuff. You can find out more about him on Twitter.com/VinceGolangco or on Facebook.com/WhenInManila.

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Are you Sexy Enough to be a Video Blogger? (how to Vlog)

Life Happens… One Song at a Time

It hasn’t been too long yet since I started my job as a radio DJ on Mellow 94.7. It’s one of those jobs that I thought could only be a dream, and no more. Fortunately for me, I never really limited myself with my own glass ceiling and instead, naively set out to conquer the world.

Now as most of you know, there are many things in life that seem extremely simple from the outside looking in. This false impression makes many Guinness world records seem easy enough for a child to accomplish, but can be unexplainably complicated when you’re doing it yourself.  Well, DJing, is not really one of those jobs. It’s pretty easy, if you don’t stress out like an autistic genius in a room full of network marketers. Well, right now, I’m that autistic dude with pyramid scheming fudgetards approaching me left and right.

I don’t know why, but I have a tendency to want everything to be perfect, and it stresses me out when it’s not. Furthermore, I like planning things out two weeks in advance. So when I’m sitting in that DJ booth, two things usually happen. One – I try to plan the perfect shpeal uhhhh….. stutter… stutter…. I mean…. spiel… the perfect spiel every time I go on air. And two – I try to plan out the next hour full of adlibs, greetings, song requests, music, ads, time checks, sponsorships and the kitchen sink! Often, this results in a cluster f*ck of craziness.

So instead, I sat myself down and remembered the last time I was in a high pressure situation. It was my junior year of college and I (for reasons I still do not comprehend) ran as president for this international business organization, and WON. I was there at the first meeting with my team discussing (what seemed to be) the 500 tasks we had to accomplish within 8 weeks. This included raising a few thousand dollars, organizing two charity events, setting up professional mixers, interviewing about 50 professionals, taking in-depth exams per week, preparing presentations every week and more! Just imagine Donald Trump’s show, “The Apprentice,” with less glamor, more work and MORE DONALDS breathing down your neck!

I almost had a nervous breakdown that night.

With ways unknown to me, I somehow made it through that first meeting. Then, I somehow made it through the first night, then the next morning, the next afternoon, the next day and so on.  Eight weeks later, I was amazingly able to accomplish all the goals set out for me and my team. What I realized, was that you have to take things one step at a time.

“The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Chinese Proverb

I was stressing out when I thought of ALL the millions of things I had to do for the next eight weeks. Coz let me tell you, there was A LOT! But, if I break it down to one task at a time – one phone call, one email, one idea, one little meeting; then the big giant stress ball doesn’t seem so huge anymore.

I realized this while I was at work today.  I started to just worry about my next song, instead of the next 240 minutes. There is a lot you do need to do in radio – pick your songs, read some greetings, check messages sent over text, messages on Facebook, read the ads, make sure the right ads are playing, play sponsored songs, make sure your volume is ok, prepare the phone patch, get your background music going, give a time check, talk into the mic, get your news ready, then all back to getting the next song ready again coz the amount of time it took me to write this already caused that one song to pass….

Get it? Lots to do. But, instead of stressing on all that. I just need to take things one song at a time. It makes everything a lot simpler.

Somehow, they haven’t fired me yet from this DJing thing. So I guess I must be doing ok. One song at a time, I’m pretty good at that.

“Yard by yard, life is hard. But inch by inch, life’s a cinch!” -anonymous quote

Anyway, that’s my two cents for the day. Hope it helps you somehow. But I gotta go now…. My next song is up…

“Hey what’s up you’ve found “The G-Spot” Radio Show with me, DJ Vince G!”

“Up next is the song….”

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Just thought I’d share the info I get for my radio show – “The G-Spot” with Vince G.

Today, April 4, 2010. You’ve found “The G-Spot” with me, Vince G!

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On This Day – April 4

1850 – City of Los Angeles incorporated

1916 – US Senate agrees (82-6) to participate in WW I

1945 – Hungary liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)

1964 – Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love,” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks

1993 – Wrestlemania IX at Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas, Hulk Hogan pins Yokozuna

1994 – Netscape Communications founded as Mosaic Communications

And on this day in the 1980s… these were the top songs

1989 The Look Roxette
1988 Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car Billy Ocean
1987 Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now Starship
1986 Rock Me Amadeus Falco
1985 One More Night Phil Collins
1984 Footloose Kenny Loggins
1983 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
1982 I Love Rock ‘n Roll Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
1981 Rapture Blondie
1980 Another Brick in the Wall Pink Floyd

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Fact or Fiction

You are more likely to be struck by lightning than attacked by a shark.

FACT!

According to the National Weather Service, the odds of being struck by lightning in the United States in any given year are 1 in 700,000. By contrast the odds of being attacked by a shark in the United States are roughly 1 in 8 million.

So don’t be afraid to go in the water — just be sure to get out and seek shelter at the first sign of a thunderstorm, because you’ll be a sitting duck in the water or on the beach.

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Reason to party today – coz it’s happy hour somewhere in the world.
April 4 – Tater Day (a day that celebrates the potato), Benton, Kentucky

Reason to party today – coz it’s happy hour somewhere in the world.

April 4 –
Tater Day (a day that celebrates the potato), Benton, Kentucky
Easter Sunday (Christian)
Orthodox Easter Sunday / Pascha (Orthodox)
UN International Day For Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
Victims of Violence Wholly Day
Anniversary – Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Anniversary – NATO
Birthday – Maya Angelou (poet)
Independence Day (Senegal)

Speaking at the Junior Achievement of the Philippines Inc. (JAPI) Awards Night

I just found out about this organization,  the Junior Achievement of the Philippines Inc. (JAPI), as I was asked by my friends, at Ex-Link Events to speak and host their awards night.

It’s a cool organization that helps college kids to get  a feel for the corporate business world. I was thoroughly impressed by the level of professionalism and drive that the college students had.

See each college / university has it’s own chapter of the Junior Achievement of the Philippines Inc. (JAPI). Each chapter represents a company that the students need to run and manages just like a regular corporation. They have products to sell, campaigns to market, customers to satisfy and deadlines to meet. At the end of every year, they all come together for an annual toast and awards ceremony to honor the stand-outs of each university.

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Junior Achievement is a singular achievement of a unique youth development program for tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and business leaders.
In JA, you “learn business by doing business”.

JA is a practical economic education program
Organized and manage your own small scale business
Guided by adult advisers/consultants from the business community

You can find out more about JAPI on their website http://japionline.org

It sort of reminds me of my business organization from my own alma mater San Diego State University (SDSU). I was the President of the premier international co-ed business fraternity – Alpha Kappa Psi. This decision of mine to join an organization that promoted growth, professionalism and leadership was probably one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. Not just because of all that professional mumbo jumbo, but also because I met like minded individuals whom I know now as my best friends.

Just thought I’d share some thoughts on this in case anyone still in school is reading. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend that you find and join an organization that is in tune with your own personal ideals. Whatever it may be, just get involved. Join an glee club if you like singing, join a cosplay club if you like anime, join a dance club if you like dancing, join a drama club if you like acting. Whatever it is you like, find others who enjoy it to and surround yourself with people who will accept you for who you are and push you to greater heights within that realm.

Just my two cents. AKPsi for life!

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And here are some pics from my college organization. The premier international co-ed business fraternity from San Diego State University (SDSU) the Mu Sigma (MS) chapter of – Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi)

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Speaking at the Junior Achievement of the Philippines Inc. (JAPI) Awards Night

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