[Press Release] Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach interviews “candidates” seeking to join online ESL platform 51Talk

Manila, Philippines – 51Talk, together with their new Philippine brand ambassador, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, held its first-ever live stream interview via Facebook after hundreds of aspiring online English teachers signed-up to get a chance to be part of the show. The live stream is part of 51Talk’s campaign to invite qualified Filipinos who are interested to take advantage of the 30,000 home-based online teaching opportunities offered by 51Talk where people can teach, learn and most importantly – earn. 
Listed in the New York Stock Exchange, 51Talk is the leading online English education platform that connects thousands of Filipino teachers to foreign English language learners via an interactive virtual classroom.
More than 70,000 viewers tuned in and joined the fun and inspiring live stream which allowed them to learn more about the teach at home opportunity and acquainted them with the application process that can be completed in as fast as three days. Pia interviewed nine pr…

Marvel Universe Live

Super heroes and fans Assemble! This live action-packed innovative battle has been so successful!
I saw the commercial on TV and I immediately purchased our tickets. It was held at All State Arena in Rosemont, IL so it's an easy commute on a summer day of September 2015.

Featuring your favorite Marvel superheroes from Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and their best villains battle on stage! I love the entire show and Loki's charisma never fails the audience! The set has the best cutting-edge technology special effects, aerial stunts and video projection. This event is for all ages. I enjoyed the entire show especially watching the amazing stunts and storyline. I even lined up for souvenirs just to buy the special tumbler that glows! I hope there will be another show (another storyline) so that I can watch it again.

I captured some clips during the show and I hope you enjoy watching.

Mold-A-Rama: An instant toy vending machine

I visited the Field Museum in Chicago and I encountered this mold-a-rama machine. To my curiosity, I inserted my money (forgot if it's $3 or $5), selected the toy I wanted and then the machine started working. This molding process took only a minute, the two aluminum plates holds the melted plastic and then cooled and hardened. The best part of this is you'll able to take this home right away after it's created. I love to collect plastic dinosaur toys!

Mold-a-Rama company was established in 1960s in Chicago and it's one of the best souvenir I've ever had during my visit to the museum.

The machines have different toy features during your museum or zoo visit. So you better check out if they have special designs. Also, another tip is to look around the surroundings. There maybe a lot of interesting toy machine souvenirs (aside from coins, pins, magnets).

Here's the official website and the list of toys:

Happy 4th of July: Quarantine Edition

Parades, concerts and fireworks in our neighborhood are all canceled due to Covid-19. So,  I compile some photos and videos from last year's celebration.

Happy 4th of July!

Facebook Messenger Rooms is now available!

We tested the new Facebook Messenger Rooms yesterday. I saw that it rolled out on my Facebook account so I invited some of my family and friends to try it. Rooms have no time limits and can host up to 50 people (I can now imagine the chaos of people talking at the same time!). You can also join even if you don't have a Facebook account. Just click the invite link and you're able to join. There were some issues for some users who don't update their Facebook Messenger app and browser compatibility.

1. "Create a Room" is located on Facebook account above my Stories

2. Create A room: Select room activity, Who is invited and time (you can set your own schedule)

3. Select your Room Activity: can be anything you want to describe your room like coffee break, hanging out, karaoke, get together and you can also custom your own activity.

4. Invite Specific friends - you can select you can enter your room or Skip if you want to send a link to people (even random people that are …

My Quarantine Life Video

On our 50th day of self-quarantine and stay at home order in United States. I'm currently working from home and went outside 3x since March 15 when stay at home order was implemented.

I've created a short video clip on my daily life and stuff that I did during those days. Nothing much to detail, more on eating! Just to remind everyone to continue practice social distancing, wash your hands, sanitize and call your health provider if you're not feeling well (don't go outside).

I went to my doctor appointment on April and there were very strict when I called to schedule my visit. They asked first how are you feeling and some questions related to symptoms of Covid-19. They also asked if someone in the family is sick or if you have been exposed to someone who has been tested positive. When I entered the front entrance of the clinic, there were nurses standing by. I registered my name and they took my temperature. Upon entering the counter to check in, it took me like few mi…

How to Start a Business Without Quitting Your Day Job

If you’re unhappy with your 9-to-5, you may be tempted to leave the workforce and pursue the path of entrepreneurship. No one can deny that being your own boss is an attractive idea! But quitting your day job and launching a business can be risky. What if things don’t work out? Fortunately, you don’t have to give up your full-time gig to start a business of your own—this is typically a bad idea anyway. Start with a side hustle and see where it takes you! Check out these tips for starting a business on a tight schedule and setting yourself up for scaleable growth in the future.

Build Your Side HustleAs you consider side hustle ideas, think of the things you love to do. Passion will give you the motivation you need to plug away at your side business during your time off from work. For example, if you love animals, starting a dog-sitting business can be a great way to make a living while dipping your toe in the business world. You could even board pets in your home as long as you take a f…