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Renzie Goes To General Santos City (and Meets Manny Pacquiao)

"God's Timing Is Perfect." That's what it says on Manny Pacquiao's shirt when we met him in General Santos City last weekend.

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That's me and my colleague (Renz Mar), hanging out with Manny Pacquiao for a quick business meeting. Taken at Pacquiao's residence, in June 2018.

My colleague and I flew in from Manila to do a business presentation with Manny Pacquiao and his team. So we didn't really get to do much of sightseeing other than rushing off to hang out with Team Pacman while he's doing his daily routine.

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The Brooklyn Nine Nine Opening Theme is the Dopest!

Skip Intro? Hellz no! The Brooklyn Nine Nine opening theme is the dopest opening theme in all of TV today!#BrooklynNineNine #StephanieBeatriz #RosaDiaz #Fremulon #NotaDoctor #WhatImWatching #Netflix #NetflixPH
Skip Intro? Hellz no!

The Brooklyn Nine Nine opening theme is the dopest opening theme in all of TV today!

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What’s The Big Deal About Blockchain?

Experts and industry insiders call it "the next generation of the Internet", a game-changing technology that many predict will have a far-reaching impact across not just businesses and industries, but also across societies and world economies as well.

"The beauty and innovativeness of blockchain for many is its unchangeable nature," explains Hayk Hakobyan. A business expert, advisor and speaker, Hayk Hakobyan advises in AI and blockchain and worked with SMEs and MNCs across Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Think of the blockchain as a public ledger, but with the added functionalities of cryptography and a decentralized peer-to-peer network approach. The result is a distributed and immutable record which, as Mr. Hakobyan points out, can now hold all sorts of data. More than just digital currencies, goods, services, and other assets can now be exchanged without the need for centralized authority or traditional institution that normally acts as intermediaries to these kinds of transactions.

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Cobra Kai: Saving the Rest of the Episodes for Later

Alright. Saving the rest of the episodes for later/tonight. Got work to do.

In case you haven't checked it out yet-- Cobra Kai is a great web series. Picking up where the original Karate Kid franchise left off, Cobra Kai seems to be building up a pretty good story, plus it also has plenty of awesome 80's callbacks.

(Remind me to go find a copy of "Iron Eagle" after watching all 10 episodes.)

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How To Get Customers (Without Spending Any Money) | An Infographic

For just about any startup, one of the biggest challenges is acquiring new customers-- people willing to actually fork over their hard-earned cash to you.

So let's assume you've got your small business off the ground; you're up and running, you're feeling a little kickass-- and now you want to go get some new clients. You'll probably have a little bit of budget available to fund your marketing campaign, and you are going to maximize that somehow to the best of your abilities.

To help you and your fledgling business, here are 9 ways you can get customers, even if you have no money.

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An All-New Season of Billions is Out Now

An all-new season of Billions is out now on Showtime, ladies and gentlemen, and if Episode 1 is any indication, it looks like we're in for an awesome Season 3.

Also: I love Wendy Rhoades. Maggie Siff is my absolute favorite.

Best TV drama out there, hands down.

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Voltron: Legendary Defender Finally Out on Netflix PH

Finally! The first two seasons of Voltron: Legendary Defender is finally out on Netflix locally.

Note that in the US and other territories, the show is already on Season 5, so I hope we get to see the addition of the next couple seasons too.

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Toying Around with Google Photos

Toying around with Google Photos. Here's what I learned so far:

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My baby boy just passed the 5-month old mark!
  1. You can now upload ass-loads of high-res photos, and it doesn't eat up your Drive or Gmail space.
  2. Google Assistant will sometimes make little videos or GIFs like these.
  3. You can upload these little GIFs (or collages, or video clips) directly from Google Photos to your Instagram account for easy sharing!

Now, if I can only figure out how to embed specific albums up on-- say-- a WordPress website, my afternoon would be complete!