Okay. I’m going to spare myself of the embarrassment and will share my first ever adlib in magic 89.3 last saturday. I had 10 seconds in the clock before If It’s Love by Train plays… and had to fit everything in it. Woo. We all get first-times, right? Like who doesn’t? :) blogpost within the week in www.tinkercarmz.tumblr.com #juniorjock
A week ago i posted that i joined a junior jock program by the Magic 89.3 radio station in Cagayan de Oro City. and i just felt that it’s imperative to share this day with you guys!
i arrived at the station at past 2 pm. i rode a taxi (again) going there because i have no idea what vehicle i would ride to take me there. and since the call time was 2 pm and i was the paranoid newbie, i didn’t want to run very late (that would be embarrassing). so yeah, i arrived at the station to find out that only one jock has arrived yet. while waiting for a while for the others, i chatted with some of the dj’s who were there. the past week i was the silent-i-don’t-know-anyone-therefore-i-should-not-talk person (or at least i thought i was being silent then), but this week was chill. i realized that they’re so cool and friendly! we talked about few stuff in school (since some of them was from Xavier University too) and anything under the sun!
the training officially started with an air check. we had adlibs (intro-ish statements that dj’s say) and then we were made to read a news article and a showbiz article. the challenge was to be as personal to the listeners as possible and not dragging. of course this was our first activity, so i got nervous at first. but a big thanks to dj lexter, who was very kind and accommodating, he helped me out and it was a wrap!
the next thing we did was to know about the basic software what-to-do’s. we were taught about how the mic works, how to load the songs and lots of other technical stuff!
today was really fun!i could say that after this activity, i became more enthusiastic! i heard there’s gonna be lots of cool stuff happening ahead and i’m just simply stoked!
all this for now, guys! this has been junior jock carmela! stay tune! (haha naks! char lang!)
i think right now medyo gamay nalang. but i’m pretty sure we will be restocking in no time. :) thank you for asking, though! if you’re iligan-based, you can visit my store at 0082 roxas ave. iligan city (in between jollibee and dr. uy hospital). thaaanks! have a good day! :)
awwwe thank you!! this means a lot, really! i will! i will! :)) :”>
Annual formal gathering of the Development Communication students of Xavier University Ateneo De Cagayan and final part of the the DevCom week 2014. Held at the VIP Hotel.
credits to keizer casio and jan karl bajuyo for the photos
Part of the Development Communication Week 2014 celebration, everyday (for one week) we got to be exempted from the uniform policy and everyday a color-code is implemented. Here’s my photo for the Rebel Black Friday all taken by my good friend Keizer Casio of www.keicasio.tumblr.com, check him out!
the “shoot” was unplanned. after our 7:30-9:00 am class, it was like, “hey let’s go to a roof top. the rebel outfit would look good with it.” and there, the rest was history.
the put-your-hand-in-your-head is an ootd-imperative.
Part of the Development Communication Week 2014 celebration, everyday (for one week) we got to be exempted from the uniform policy and everyday a color-code is implemented. Here’s my photo for the Geeky Yellow Thursday all taken by my good friend Keizer Casio of www.keicasio.tumblr.com, check him out!
while the whole school wore the XU uniform, the DevCom people gets to wear the color of the day. (yellow for thursday) okay, i cheated. what i wore wasn’t REALLY yellow. it was dirty white. but thanks to my powers, *evil laughs* i kinda convinced-ish the guard to let me in. although, it was a struggle to go out of the gate thinking all the explaining i have to do again to the guards to let me in without getting my id. cheers to doing anything for the love of fashion! *cheers*
i borrowed glasses from my friend, Chai because i wasn’t willing to pay for one yet (saving up for lotsa stuff on my list). and i don’t look good with it (boohoo). but it helps me achieve the geeky-ish look, so yes nalang. for the day. :)
my handy dandy bag that fits my while cabinet in it.
a humongous thanks to my friend, ze keizer for helping me out to achieve my ootd photos. i am forever grateful. :)
Barely a month ago I posted about my dream to be affiliated in any form of media. Throwing back months before I posted that, a friend told me about a junior jock program. It’s Magic 89.3’s (Cagayan de Oro) way of training newbies. To cut the story short, I just felt that the Lord opened door after door to my dream. Last Saturday, I joined the screening. They said the training would last for a month. Part of the things we will be doing is to know how to deal with the software that dj’s use, the what-to-do’s and what-not-to-do’s in going on air. They’ll be “exposing” the junior jocks and after the month-long training, they’ll decide where we’d go from there.
I won’t be going into details for now. I think it’s too soon to story tell and I don’t want to be jinxed. I don’t EXACTLY know how the things are gonna unfold in the weeks to come, I’m not sure yet If I’m gonna pursue this all the way (considering that I’m still a student, and some other details to iron).
But Gaaaah! If only I could share every single bit of how happy, excited, thrilled I am right now! So yeah! Chasing Dreams, here we go!
okay. before you freak out. hold your horse and yes, let me tell you, that’s me. nine years ago. my Dev Com friends have been doing throwbacks lately. and hey! i’m so gonna do mine too! although the common reaction i get is disbelief. i totally understand them! i looked like a guy. :)) i was born in the 90’s, gadgets weren’t the kids thing and i didn’t have angry birds nor flappy birds to play with. i had cousins. mostly guys in my dad’s side. i played with them. ran with them. went above cabinets during hide and seek. they’d climb trees and i’d catch guavas from my grandma’s garden. my mom liked bob cuts and she’d put bangs on me. look at me in the face and think i’m really a guy, but thanks to my clips, people think otherwise.
i made wonderful memories in the 90’s and i’m just so glad i lived between two generations. the generation of physical games, and the generation of technology. hail all 90’s kids, we’ve got the best of both worlds!
My immersion experience in less than 15 seconds 😊 www.tinkercarmz.tumblr.com #DevelopmentCommunication #ImmersionDiaries
February 7, 2014. My batch mates in Development Communication, together with our teachers left early from Cagayan de Oro City to New Nebo, Brgy. Cosina, Talakag, Bukidnon for our #Unselfie Immersion. I knew there would be a lot of walking and a lot of doing things that are out of my comfort zone.
But what I experienced was nothing compared to what I actually experienced.
Along the way, I got to appreciate more about the nature. The streams, the trees, the flowers… But upon reaching the inner part of Talakag where the streets are no longer cemented, the mountain sloppy, the roads rocky (the rockiest I’ve ever experienced), that’s when the going got tough. Upon reaching the place, we were then to go down a very slippery pavement with streams of water. I thought that was the “river” we were going to cross but then we stopped at a certain point and there it was, a REAL river indeed. Their hanging bridge gave up during Typhoon Sendong so we had to cross using bamboo sticks that were tied together and pulled by the villagers. After that, we started walking, no idea of how muddy and steep the mountain was. Many from my batch mates slipped, fell and got hurt.
But the pain was, for me, nothing compared to the joy I felt the moment I started befriending the kids from the place. Since I’ve always loved kids, without taking any time to rest, not even to change clothes, I played with them and a few friends came over to join.
(c) Keizer Casio
I didn’t notice that slowly some villagers started to gather. They laughed at us as we played with the kids. And there, priceless smiles and laughter in their faces! I realized that they are one of the happiest people I’ve ever seen in my entire existence, which was to me ironic. They have but just a snippet of the things we freely enjoy here in the city. Not much access to higher levels of education, no concrete roads, no electricity, no signal, gadgets… But despite that, their smiles gave me the impression that as if they’re not missing out on anything. It wasn’t too long before I realized that probably the reason why they seem to be extremely happy is because they don’t set a high standard on happiness. Their joy was based on a decision to be happy of what they have in the presence of their family and neighbors. Struggles? Oh sure, they have a lot. But it didn’t keep them from being joyful, nonetheless.
The day ended with a community bonfire, everyone from the village gathered. we sang songs and shared our stories and laughter.
(c) Keizer Casio
The next day, our foster families fetched us from the school where we stayed for the first day. Bon, ryan (my groupmates) and i were to be housed in a family of Kuya Eric and Ate Milita who have three kids.
(c) nico aquino
It was very easy for us to get comfortable with them since they were very accommodating. we spent a few hours talking to them about their life, their living, their concerns and their dreams. and it was there that i truly realized that their life wasn’t easy at all. They were living in a place where rice is a special food, comfort room is luxury, television was a jargon, being in high school was a great achievement, and electricity in their village was a dream.
if they wanted to take a bath or fetch water, they have to walk mountains to reach the spring or the water falls, their source of water.
(c) keizer casio
i am very thankful that i experienced how to live my life in their shoes. i ate the food they ate, did the things they did, and slept without the comforts of home.
They may not have access to technology but they held a close relationship with mother nature and with their neighbor and family. the air was perfectly clean, wherever you set your gaze upon you could really see trees and green pastures and happy faces personally interacting with each other. it was a moment for me to compose myself and be reminded of this kind of simple yet utterly beautiful life. i was so amazed with their lifestyle that i even silently thought, “i could live here.” i remembered a song that my dad really liked and it said, “ang kubong hindi ko ipagpapalit sa isang palasyong walang pag-ibig”, and it was perfectly depicted there.
(c) nico aquino
As the hours and days went by and as I spent more time with the people in the village, I could say that it truly solidified my love for social work, for development. Seeing that kids had to walk on slippery, muddy roads just to get educated, seeing old people in their twilight years and still climb mountains while carrying heavy loads, I could say that there is a lot of work to be done. And though, like I previously said, that they are already happy of what they have, it would still be complacency in our part to not do anything at all. Having parents who started our own NGO, I appreciated more of what they had to tread just to help other people. And not only did I appreciate them, I feel them too, and I wanted to continue that very work.
General development in this premise is something that I would personally consider not as something that the citizens living in the cities could only experience. No, it is not the measure of how tall nor numerous the buildings are, but rather a measure of how far-stretching this development could be felt to the point of reaching those in the remote areas.
When it was time for us to go home, a lot from the community walked with us, helping us in carrying our bags. it was even very sad when the jeepney started, we saw the kids shed a tear and even our foster mother too! i climbed down the mountain with a secret promise in my heart that one day i would come back and help them.
While it was already a norm for the people of the world to be selfish, the Immersion experience was a revolution, a time of unselfies and selflessness. Not a time to think what it is that I could get. But rather a time to stop and evaluate what it is that I can give and impart.
(c) John Karlo Bajuyo
Because helping out the Visayas Yolanda victims doesn’t end after we give them goods and shelter… we also have to give them hope! first-ever student-led telethon in the country by theXavier University Ateneo de Cagayan Development Communication Society to feature the Sendong Survivors’ stories to give the Yolanda victims the idea that they can manage to stand up and move on too!
10 am, GNN channel 45, or watch thru youtube livestream, click here.
You showed me love long before i knew how it’s called. My teachers, mentors, my best friends, my got-to-believe partners, my number one fans, my supporters from the very first day i went to school, to the day i first ran in my first student council position and lost, ran again and won, up until i became student council president in high school, jumped from one debate competition to another, lost and cried, won and celebrated, helped me to pursue my France dream, didn’t got my visa, got depressed, stood up and started again, taught me to love the Lord more than anything else… And all along you were there.Your love helps me understand God’s love for me. Happy valentine’s day, mommy and daddy! I love you.
Over the weekend i just had the best experience EVER and a really life changing one! The Development Communications had an immersion in Talakag, Bukidnon. A place where rice is a special food, comfort room is luxury, television was a jargon and electricity in their village was a dream. I’m saving up for a blog post worthy and compensating for the experience and i can’t wait to share it to you soon!
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