Showing posts from December, 2015

2016 New Year Resolution for Bloggers

That is right, it's about time to set resolutions for next year. These are goals that we ignore and forget sometimes we just let it pass by until it's too late to change. On this blog post, I will recommend some goals we (bloggers) must consider that will help our blogs grow and accomplish them without hesitation.

1. Review your blog's overall traffic, visitors and bounce rate
This is the best time to start reviewing your monthly or yearly traffic stat and how many visitors normally stay to read your blog. If you got below 50% below the fold bounce rate, you're in the right track but if the blog's bounce rate was above 50%, then, that means your visitors don't stay long and just leave immediately.

How to fix: Go to Google Analytics and check your page load time. Look for the high bounce rate pages and check your keywords. Those were the key items you need to improve your content. What went wrong? Maybe the keywords you used were attractive but not with your conten…

Say hello to the 63-foot Christmas tree in Millennium Park, Chicago, IL

This year, Chicago's annual Christmas tree was moved to Millennium park which was an excellent idea because people can take a look into this beautiful tree in addition to other attractions ice skating rink and Santa Claus house. We went last year at the Chriskindlmarket and it was so crowded. It so hard to take a photo and the space were limited. We were curious on how it looked like this year so despite of rains, we managed to hop around the city and enjoyed the beauty of the Christmas tree.

The 63-foot Christmas tree can be seen at Millennium Park between Washington and Michigan Avenue. So if you get off from Blue Line, just take the State Street all the way going to Michigan Avenue. Or if you get off from Washington, you'll able to see Chriskindlmarket and Millennium Park is just few blocks away.

Holiday attractions in Millennium Park is free.

Meralco lights up 'Liwanag Park'

Glamour Moments team is very fortunate to witness the grand lighting ceremony of "Maliwanag ang Pasko" in MERALCO compound in Ortigas, Pasig City last December 2, 2015.

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This attraction is open to public until January 10, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 10:00pm, so bring your friends and family to take a look into this annual Christmas feature in Metro Manila. Park's feature include a Christmas figures, Nativity scene, minature train and night bazaar which proceeds will go to One Meralco Foundation's "One Child, One Lamp" campaign.

I know traffic is bad everywhere, so if you somehow trapped in traffic somewhere in Ortigas - just feel free to drop by at this place (walking distance from Robinson's Galleria and SM Megamall) and feel the Christmas vibe.

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My Post Notes from ClickZ Chicago 2015

I won an all access pass to ClickZ Live Chicago last November 17. I would like to thank those who supported and voted for my entry.

Yes, this event is worth $2K! Feels like I won a lottery! Every digital marketer (like me), wishes to attend big events like this. So, I grabbed my very last chance on that night to submit my entry. Luckily, I got the highest vote and WON.

As promised to everyone am sharing some of the topics as well as the links to the presentations and articles. Are you excited?

ClickZ Live Chicago 2015 was held at Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago. It was a three days of new learnings, discoveries and networking plus full of excitement and fun (happy hour) right after each sessions. The kick off pre-launch party was held a day before the actual event, unfortunately I have work and my workplace is far from downtown. The morning keynote was all about digital transformation and it was amazingly delivered by Victor Lee of Hasbro. As we deal with technology, rampant changes oc…

Christmas Tree Lighting Celebrations

There were tons of lighting celebrations in different villages and in Chicago (which the giant tree can be seen at Millennium Park). We were fortunate that the temperature got warmer and gave us an opportunity to go out to witness two tree lighting celebrations.

Rosemont, Illinois
Our home is close by Rosemont (where I usually go shopping and attend conventions like Comic Con). The lighting celebration started with an ice skating dance routine followed by Mr and Mrs Santa parade. One of the main attraction on that day was ice carving and free ice skating for everyone.

Christmas tree lighting at MB Financial Park, Rosemont, IL
A video posted by misyel coladilla (@daomisyel) on Nov 27, 2015 at 4:05pm PST

Niles, Illinois
Our village welcome brightly lit Christmas tree in Oasis Waterpark. As we begin the holiday season, activities were non-stop. It was my first time to check out the celebration and it was full of FUN!

There was a fireworks display after tree lighting ceremony!

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Filipino youth to mobilize and tackle poverty housing through regional Habitat for Humanity Young Leaders Build

More than 1 million young people to build homes and communities, and speak out on substandard housing issues
MANILA (5 December 2015) – The launch today of Habitat for Humanity Young Leaders Build in The Philippines marks International Volunteer Day, a day to celebrate volunteerism. The annual Young Leaders Build is Habitat’s largest youth movement in the Asia-Pacific region. This youth-driven campaign, which originated in The Philippines by the Habitat Youth Council, led by Habitat for Humanity Philippines Ambassador, Ms. Alexandra Eduque, will take place regionally for the fifth consecutive year focusing on tackling the challenges of poverty housing.

The campaign targets to engage 1 million youth volunteers to repair and build homes, and take part in community development activities, as well as raise Php 200,00 and serve 10,000 Filipino families in need.

The regional movement expects to rally even more youth, including celebrities and corporate participants to volunteer, fundraise and …

Love wins this Christmas in All You Need Is Pag-ibig

KRIS Aquino, Jodi Sta. Maria, Ian Veneracion, Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Julia and Talia Concio, Bimby Aquino Yap, Ronaldo Valdez, Nova Villa, Pokwang and Derek Ramsay comprise the stellar line-up of All You Need Is Pag-Ibig – Star Cinema’s official entry to the upcoming 41st Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) its MerryGalo this December.

All You Need Is Pag-ibig is a heartwarming and romantic family movie, written and directed by Antoinette Jadaone, with Yoshe Dimen as co-writer. The film illustrates and presents the varied forms of love along with all its complications and triumphs through the intertwined stories of the characters portrayed by its ensemble cast. All You Need Is Pag-ibig is an intensely relatable movie as it explores and presents all the wonders one may discover from the many facets of love – from puppy love to unrequited love; from love of family to a love that is the stuff of dreams; and from the kind love that has faded to a love that is jaded.

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Vice, Coco, Jadine spreads love and laughter at the MMFF with Beauty And The Bestie

STAR Cinema continues its tradition of non-stop fun and laughter for the whole family in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) as it collaborates with Viva Films for its MerryGalo-- Wenn V. Deramas’ Beauty And The Bestie starring Vice Ganda and Coco Martin.

With a script written by Mel Del Rosario, Beauty And The Bestie marks the 5th team-up of the phenomenal and unbeatable tandem of Deramas and Vice Ganda in the MMFF, this time with television’s Primetime King Coco Martin.

The film is centered on Erika (Vice Ganda), a gay photographer, and his former best friend, special agent Emman (Coco Martin). Emman offers Erika a secret mission to post as the missing Miss Uzeklovakia in the Miss Uniworld 2015 pageant to prevent the latter’s recluse country from waging a possible world war. As Erika accepts the mission, the former BFFs find themselves entangled in the crazy world of beauty pageants in their action-packed adventure of finding the elusive Miss Uzeklovakia. As they race agains…

TLC Festival Philippines - Our Fun Outdoor Event Coverage

TLC fans gathered in Bonifacio High Street last November 21, 2015. We're lucky that our correspondent was able to attend this outdoor event and thank you in advance in sending these awesome photos that am going to share in my blog!

First, TLC fans need to get their passport and they need to complete 7 signatures. All they have to do is to visit each booth and if you have accomplished all 7, you'll take home a goodie bag (I don't know if our correspondent was able to finish all activities, lol).

There were booths from TLC shows that you need to take a look into them. Activities include pottery class, cake decorating or calligraphy class.

One of the event's highlight was a live cooking demonstration from Fabulous Baker Brothers, Tom and Henry Herbert. Also, TLC host Janet Hsieh (my favorite!) and Erwan Heussaff - this year's TLC brand Ambassador for Southeast Asia.

More photos below:

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