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Once a Fan a Time

Almost 20 years ago

I still remember, one morning when I am reading the Showbiz page of Inquirer (newspaper in Philippines), I saw an advertisement for Sing ala Ariel Rivera. I informed my friend, Arman to go for an audition in BMG Records office located in Cubao. I gave the details and I asked him to practice Ariel’s song as I believed his voice is almost same pitch of the singer.

I and one of our friend accompanied him for the audition, luckily he was chosen for the contest. A week after, the contest proper location was in SM Bacoor Cavite, so I and two of our friends planned to give him a moral support and be one of the audience. Although he didn’t bagged the award, the most important for me was to see my idol in person who is very handsome and a good singer.

To reminisce this moment, below is his Youtube channel covering medley songs of Ariel Rivera.

P.S: Iā€™m inserting this cover music created by my friend. This is just for entertainment purpose only and no copyright infringement intended.
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Once a Fan a Time.. almost 20 years ago

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Worried Girl

Dear Jaz,

My friend told me that there is this feature that you are giving some advise to those people who are in distress or just really want a person to talk to.

It’s been half a year already for this covid crisis and there’s a lot of questions I always think specially for the future, what will happen now and after this? Will our lives get back to normal?

I am blessed and still have work till now though there are times that I’m worried about it, a lot of companies are closing and employees has been laid-off. We are in a skeletal system, working MWF but because most of our actions now have limits, i am feeling that it’s really not right and there are some things that I want to do like before but I cannot due to the regulations imposed.

Hoping and praying that we will be okay soon.

Thanks in advance.


Worrier Girl

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34

Hi Worrier Girl,

You are not alone with this kind of feeling of uncertainty. Just because this kind of crisis is new to our generation, we feel like floating and coping up, trying to survive everyday.

You are very lucky because you still have your job. Some already lost their source of income but they are trying to survive by all means like selling food and other things online. Some are doing the delivery or “pasabuy” just to have a decent income for their families and to pay their bills at the end of the month. Whatever we do to cope up this time of pandemic is a great way. Even it’s a small thing, the most important is what we will put on our table at the end of the day. Just do not care what other will say to you.

With regards to those things that you cannot do nowadays because we have some limitations and afraid to go out, just try to do it online.

  1. If you miss strolling to the mall and do a window shopping, try to check what you want in Shoppee or Lazada, then add to cart but do not proceed the payment, in that sense, you satisfy your craving of buying things you do not need. But if you really need the item then buy it.
  2. If you are craving for some food you can check it thru Foodpanda or Grab food delivery.
  3. Please stay healthy, we cannot go to gym then try to check in Youtube those exercise and zumba dance that can do at home.
  4. For those who are missing to go out-of-town, you can check some travel blogs for the meantime, see their beautiful pictures and ideas.
  5. And those that missing the “happy hour” with friends, you can call/video chat them while sipping a can of beer or a glass of wine.

Just keep yourself busy in this time of uncertainty and do not worry for the future, we need to live in the present. We need to stay safe and healthy. Be an inspiration to others to keep moving.

Sending positive vibes.



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Why nowadays is difficult to earn money?

Dear Jaz,

How are you? I’m struggling at work, not because of my task as Finance Staff but the company culture. I’m planning to leave as a lot of employees are already leaving and I am trying to put-up an e-loading business and other kind of business that can have extra source of income. Would it be feasible nowadays.

It’s me,


Disclaimer: Quote picture above is not mine. CTTO

Dear Bro,

I’m trying to see the brighter side of the world in this time of crisis.

With regards to your work, please do not leave, if your company is not laying-off their employees. If they are, you can wait until your name is on the list, there might give a separation pay for you to start a new one. Or if your company decided to cut loss or cut cost of their expenses, some of your benefits or bonus might not be the same like before but still your montly salary can help you and your family to survive. The only thing we can do is to prioritise our needs than wants like foods, shelter/rent, billspayment, meds and vitamins.

I encourage you to start now your ideas of your business even you are working. Establish first the foundation, your target market, enough capital and strategies on how you will manage it. For e-loading business, the most important here is your location, if you have a lot of neighbors that you can count on and ask to use your platform or business for their needs to top-up loads and pay their necessary bills. As our mobilitiy is limited and most of the cities are in ECQ or GCQ status. You need to have a separate bank account for easy tracking of your transactions. If this is somehow a networking strategy, you still need to consider your target market as most of the mobile platform nowadays have this kind of services such as, gcash, grab, payamaya and true money to name a few.

It’s really difficult to survive this time of Covid19 crisis. It’s like we are walking in the bridge like in this picture that we do not know what’s in the other side. If the bridge is broken at the middle. If this is the only way we can cross to the other island. If there is a boat waiting for us. The only thing we can do is try to walk. Move a little and move forward and it will be a great help.

Stay safe and healthy.

Sending positive vibes in your negative thoughts. šŸ¤—šŸ„°

It’s me,


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Dear Jaz,

I am incorporating this “Advise” column in my blog as I want to help and give my shoulder to lean on to those people that struggling nowadays in this time of crisis or pandemic.

Just drop me a message on “Contact” and tell me your stories and worries. Once I read, I will try to give a very best advise or suggestion. Or at least I can lighten up your feelings.

And it might help also to our viewers or readers that will have the same situation as yours.

As they said, you are not alone. Jazgotthoughts is here. šŸ™‚