Mike Lopez

Coder, Blogger, Entrepreneur.

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2015 Summer Family Road Trip – Silay, Bacolod, Dumaguete

Alejandro Amechazurra Ancestral House
This is where grandma and her family lived in Silay City, Negros

I was driving like crazy to reach the next RORO vessel in Dumangas port. At first I thought it will just take us 30 minutes to drive from Iloilo port to Dumangas but I was wrong. Even though the road was nice and there wasn’t much traffic, it took us 45 minutes to get there.

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The fastest way to popularity nowadays

What is the fastest way to popularity nowadays?

My quick answer is… Do a really crazy video about anything and star in it yourself.

If your video is crazy enough for people to either love or hate you then you have succeeded.

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Why people succeed in MLM (and why others don’t)

I have tried a bunch of network marketing opportunities and I’ve failed in most of them so I was skeptical the last time that I was invited into a business presentation. I figured it’s all the same and that I would probably fail again.

Skeptical as I am, I decided to sign up and guess what – this time I succeeded.

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Don’t kick the dog (Or the cat)

We have all been there I guess. That moment when you need to vent out that frustration of yours.

You have reached your boiling point so you walk out the door in search of something that will be the focus of your anger – and there you find the dog (or pretty much anything that is in your way).

“This is it” you say so you kick it with all your might hoping that with that all your anger and frustration will go away but it does not. You actually feel worse after doing that.

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The power of believing

It was 9 PM and I was talking to Pedro about the gray Porsche 911 sports car parked across the street. Pedro was convinced that the owner of the car probably had a very huge sum of money to invest in a really nice business so he did not believe me when I told him that Arnel, the owner of the car, came from a very poor family and started his business with zero money.

After a while trying to convince Pedro he finally conceded but added that Arnel has to have really good education.

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2015 Summer Family Road Trip – Boracay, Iloilo and Guimaras

Lopez Family at Boracay

Most of the places we have visited during our 2015 Summer Family Road Trip are in Western Visayas and I wish we spent more time in it.

It is what it is though. We just have to revisit it next time.

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2015 Summer Family Road Trip – The Adventure Begins

2015 Summer Road Trip

It’s been my family’s dream to tour the Philippines by land ever since we got our car in 2010. The idea of going on an adventure visiting different places and having a small taste of our country’s diverse culture was planted deep in our heads that we just have to do it.

The idea was to take my family in our car and drive all throughout the country boarding ROROs when needed and stopping by selected cities every now and then.

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Just One Task

I love multitasking but not always.

As a programmer, I find myself multitasking most of the time but there are moments when I just need to buckle down and focus on ticking off one task from my to-do list. I call this my “zen mode”.

Our modern world fills us with so many distractions, each wanting a chunk of our attention. We have social media, phone calls, text messages, post it notes, and so on. No wonder we feel so tired and unproductive most of the time. If you’re part of the general public then I’m sure you know exactly what I’m talking about.

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Lifestyle Over Business

Lifestyle Over Business

Which one would you adjust if your business conflicts with your lifestyle, your business or your lifestyle? I asked this same question a few weeks back on Facebook and saw 3 different answers.

  1. Lifestyle must change (pay now, play later)
  2. Business must change (period)
  3. It depends

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Why People Accept Low Paying Jobs and Why I Once Did It

The idea for this blog post came up after reading through a discussion in the SEO Organization Philippines Facebook group about why some people accept low-paying SEO jobs. After reading through the comments, I thought it might be a good idea to share my thoughts on it.

Here’s a screenshot of the Facebook group post (translation in caption).

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