As public figures and personalities, there are a good number of us who don’t really comprehend and grasp the full extent of our influence and impact in the lives of our fans, supporters, and followers.
When I started seriously vlogging as of late, I did it as a way of expressing myself better and to share a little bit more of my everyday life. I wanted a new means to connect with my fans and supporters. I knew through comments and messages that I was, in my own little way, giving joy and happiness to many. But the true scope of my impact to some of my followers wasn’t all too clear to me — until now.
My wife and I are very competitive in every single thing we do. We love to outdo one another so much that it becomes hilarious at times.
So, it wasn’t any wonder that when our daughter’s (Isabella) school — Kids World — had their sportsfest last October 21, 2017, we attended the event with our game faces on. Hahaha! I’m always game for a little bit of competition every now and then. So was my wife.
There were lots of fun activities during the sportsfest and I had a great time bonding with Ella’s other schoolmates and classmates, not to mention her teachers and other parents.
Technology is a great thing. Among other benefits, it makes our work much more efficient, it allows us to do things more conveniently, and it gives people access to information faster and easier than ever before.
But, at what cost?
You see, technology is a double edged sword. As we maximize and enjoy its seemingly limitless potential, we must also be cautious not to be burdened or hurt by it.
We constantly praise humanity’s advances in technology, not to mention the power of the internet, recognizing that because of it, the world has never been smaller and more connected.
While that may be the truth, many of us fail to realize that the very same technology that practically surrounds us everywhere we go, has also made us slaves of it. The very thing that has given us the power to be connected has, ironically, also been the very reason why human beings have slowly grown apart. People have become frighteningly addicted and dependent on technology that we have sadly become imprisoned by our devices and forgotten the importance of personal ties and truly “being” with someone and sharing meaningful moments with them.
It’s such a tragedy to see families living under the same roof and yet never really “being together”.
My daughter (as well as myself) would like to invite you guys to please visit and support the Facebook Page of the 3 Awesome Angels – a group that she and two of her BFFs recently formed. They work really hard to come up with content. Got kids? Please have ’em check out the page as well. Who knows… they might find it interesting (and amusing) too!
Exactly what can you do or how much can you accomplish using 1MB of data transfer via mobile surfing?
If you’ve already read the previous post I made a few months back, the infographics and explanation on that article pretty much gives you an idea on how to make the most of your mobile data allotment.
If infographics and reading text isn’t exactly your cup of tea, we can go the “Mary Poppins-ish” route and learn a little bit more about it through a song! Thanks to Globe and Johnoy Danao’s very catchy tune, “What An MB Can Be”, knowing how much data you consume and learning how to make the most of each byte becomes a pleasant and enjoyable learning experience.
I love mashups. Particularly the ones I stumble across on YouTube.
Ever heard of Sam Tsui? He’s quite the hit on YouTube… he puts out some of the coolest mashups online and most of his covers are awesomely arranged and produced by his good friend (and in my opinion, a musical genius), Kurt Hugo Schneider. Together they also do solo covers which, more often than not sound way better than the originals.
I follow (and subscribe) to a good number of independent artists on YouTube – really artistic and far more talented than a lot of mainstream artists we usually listen to.
Since we are in the topic of mashups… check out Sam Tsui’s latest collaboration with Kurt Hugo Schneider – “Summer Pop Medley 2012”. Just awesome.
Amazing spin they did on a handful of current hits, right? Check out Sam and Kurt’s YouTube channels here and here respectively.