Down times are fantastic —until I'm bored with it. For me, it happens pretty quick; just after a couple of days of not doing anything productive. It’s during these times that I come up with new ideas on what to do next. Tonight, however is an opportunity to follow through some of those ideas.
I’ve been planning to revive this blog since the podcast started to beef up my internet presence, but I haven’t really gotten into it until now. I’ve been thinking of what topics to write about for a while already. I got several ideas on what the new blog would be like. Looking back at many of those ideas, I think they would have just made everything messy, so I’m settling on writing about stuff that I have personal accounts for now.
I also have new ideas for the podcast itself, so watch out for those. Bringing a podcast and podcasting to the mainstream is quite a chalenge for an ordinary citizen like me. The accumulation of followers is slower than I hoped, but we’re moving and should get there eventually.
In three months, we’ve had EIGHTEEN episodes and I am blown away just realizing that fact. We still have a long way to go from the vision I have for TPKP, but content-wise, I think —and I am proud to say —that our podcast is a resounding success!
So from the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank everyone who follows the show. I’ve been noticing regulars already, and as cheesy as it sounds, you guys do inspire me. You are proof that something like this show can work in the Philippines.
And lastly, I’d like to thank all of my guests who accepted my invitation to be in the podcast. Up to now I am still in disbelief that I was able to book some of them in the show. I am basically a nobody and my podcast is new and small; for them to take the trouble of physically going to my studio and sit down with me for hours is something I hoped for, but did not really expect.
Highly accomplished people who didn't have the slightest idea of who I am like, URCC President, Prof. Alvin Aguilar, Direk Keith Sicat, and Dr. Reina Reyes spending time and energy to podcast with me doesn’t really make sense. I would have laughed off that idea a couple of years ago, and yet they were there.
The only reason I can come up with why, is that they are totally dedicated and passionate in what they do, and they have immense desire to spread their message. I feel empowered and encouraged that these people do exist, it validates my founding idea of smart, articulate, successful, and amazing Filipinos, ready to share their insights to fellow Filipinos and anyone who would listen.
As for me, I still cringe watching and hearing myself on video. I think I’ve improved a lot since the first episode, but I have a long way to go. Trust me that I keep all my notes in every speech error and awkward tendencies I make. I have made peace with myself to not let those put me down way before I even started, so expect for me to make those gradual improvements. I have found a new, profound respect on the speaking profession, so I understand this is going to be long journey before I can totally say that I’m good with it. Good thing I foresee tons of great episodes ahead though, so I think I’d eventually get there.
And with that, I wrap up the first season of The Powerful Komiksman Podcast! Second season to start immediately! Nakiki-season lang.
I'll leave you with Ramiru Mataro's performance of his original song, Kapag from the first ever JAMcast on TPKP. Salamat ulit! 💯