All posts tagged: Facebook

Facebook Asia-Pacific joins Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016

[Sponsored Post] Learn how Facebook’s marketing solutions can help your business stay connected with your customers and drive real business results only from Facebook Asia-Pacific Accounts Management Head Lianne Dehaye at the Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016 on May 27, 2016 at SMX Convention Center, Taguig, from 8AM to 6PM Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook not only to stay connected with friends and family, but also to discover what’s happening around the globe, and even share and express what matters to them. Lianne Dehaye manages the Southeast Asia Small and Medium Business team, particularly in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines. She has been with Facebook for three years now, and has been in the online advertising industry for nearly 10 years. She has in-depth knowledge of online marketing, brand solutions, and web analytics. Dehaye will be discussing “Facebook for Business: Beyond Likes, Comments, and Shares”. Presented by TAG Media and Public Relations, with the aim to promote …

Officially at mid-30s

Monday of this week seemed to be the only Monday I had thoroughly enjoyed in my entire life. And it must be because it’s my 35th birthday. Yes, I’m finally, officially, in my mid-thirties, yet it feels like 40 is still more than a decade away! I just feel so blessed! I may not have everything that I want in life, but I know that in time, God will give me my heart’s desires, which include having my husband home for good, without him having to work abroad anymore just to keep our family’s finances afloat. I know that in time, my business will also grow big and I’ll be able to bless others through it. I’m actually surprised that it feels good to be at my age. Looking back, I dreaded reaching 30 when I was still in my 20s. In fact, early in our marriage, I made my husband agree that once I get past 30, we would no longer consider having another child. I suppose it’s because my late mother was already 38 when she had me. …

Missing and wishing

I have just finished looking at my friend Michelle’s photos on Facebook. She and seven other travellers came together to visit Patagonia. She took great pictures and the sceneries were simply breathtaking. And to think I never thought such place with such name existed until she posted her albums! As I was looking at her pictures, a few things came to my mind. First, how blessed she is to be able to travel to such places. I wonder if God would ever allow me (with my family) to see such places too, and if yes, I wonder when that would happen. Although I am happy for her–after the painful divorce she had to deal with last year, she certainly needs a break, and a fabulous one such as this–I must admit that I am also envious of my friend’s travel escapades. To be able to travel and see the world would always be one of my dreams and prayers yet to be answered by God. The other thing I realized was that I’ve missed my friend and our highschool group very much. She was one of my best …

Unfriended and unfollowed

I have just started to enjoy Twitter lately. Just like this blog, I’ve had my Twitter account for two to three years now, but it has always been privately tucked away until recently. I have noticed that some of the news items aired on TV and even those written on the Net and newspapers were actually tweets of some famous personalities and renowned institutions, so I have revived my own account and allowed my tweeps to inform me of the latest news and amuse me as well. While I think of tweeting and FB-ing as harmless activities, my stand on this was challenged when the pastor talked about selfishness yesterday and mentioned Twitter and Facebook. Indeed, how egoistic can a person be that he would want to be followed? It also reminded me of various tweets that I have read from different tweepers a few days ago: I have unfollowed you because you did not follow me back. Follow me… I do follow back. You are free to unfollow me anytime (after an unpleasant exchange of ideas with another follower). And …

Please reply A-S-A-P

I don’t understand why some people find it very difficult to be honest and straightforward, especially when they are aware that their help or attention is very much needed. With the various–and advanced–communication tools available nowadays, one would think that there is no more excuse for someone not to be able to respond immediately to an urgent message sent via email or text message within a few hours, unless of course the other person is in some remote area where both Internet and mobile phones are uncommon, if not unheard of; too broke to get some prepaid load and everyone around him is his enemy that he could not ask anyone a favor to let him use his phone; all alone and very sick or lying in the hospital bed; or simply dead. I know I am guilty of not being able to respond to text messages immediately, especially if they’re sent by the time I am already asleep, when I am beating a deadline, or my surrounding simply requires me to turn off my …