Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What I've Learned...

normal person, 27, Toronto

Inspired by a section from Esquire Magazine.

Some people are good at dancing, sports, even cooking. I think I'm good at comedy. I love making people laugh. It's like a drug to me. A good drug.

Since I can remember, I've always been trying to make people laugh, starting with my brothers and my parents. The late comedian George Carlin once said that being a natural comedian is something that can't be taught. It's already engrained within the personality of the person when they come into the world. Comedy is a way of seeing the world a little differently.

You don't ever fall out of love with a person when a relationship ends. I've been lucky enough to have fallen in love a couple of times in my young life and have been a part of several relationships. Each of these relationships have taught many important lessons - about myself, life, and how being held by another person is probably the best feeling any man can ever experience.

These amazing women have taken a tiny part of their lives and shared them with me and that's something I will always cherish. Although these relationships didn't work out in the end, I still have enormous respect and adoration for each and every one of them. I still care about them. A part of who I am today is because of them.

So if any one of you is reading this - THANK YOU.

It took me years, but I finally found my own personal style. I'm so glad to live in a time when a straight man talking about dressing well isn't uncommon anymore. I get style tips from places like Esquire, Askmen.com, and lately my favourite photoblog The Sartorialist.

I realize I have more female friends than guy friends. I find that very intreresting.

Looking at myself in the mirror, I still look very young for a soon-to-be 27-year old. I keep telling people it's both a curse and an advantage. But I think also being a shorter man I find looking young at 27 can be a disadvantage and a frustration. Deep down, I wish I was just a little taller and have more facial hair.

There is an introverted John many people don't know about. Even though I make faces a lot, or prance around like an idiot on BlogTV, YouTube, and take immature photos on my Facebook page, I do have days when I shut off from being a clown.

There are moments in life when it's not fun at all. For example: A few years ago, my uncle died from a heart attack; then his daugther (my cousin) and my auntie's sister died in a house fire just 2 weeks later. That was a very sad day for everyone. I still miss them.

The confidence a person has when telling a joke, and telling it well, is something I find very appealing.

I find a woman with a great sense of humour very attractive. The joke becomes ten times better.

Sometimes you just have to smile and move along with your day.

I think Snoop Dogg said it best: "Love can be unappreciated sometimes, but you still just have to keep on giving it."

One of life's simplest pleasures is being alone in your room, play that one song you love, and just sing along with it without a care in the world.

Money IS everything nowadays. It pays bills, puts food on the table, you need it to pay your student loans, mortgage, rent, and on and on and on. I hate it when people say it isn't everything. Deep down, I bet you they wished they had more of it.

I haven't made out with a girl in a really long time. That's just sad.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

How To Be A Great Talk Show Host

About a year ago, I had the brief opportunity to be the host of a proposed 30-minute Filipino talk show called "Showtime! With Johnny Bautista." Four shows/episodes were taped but, unfortunately, none made it to air due to several internal reasons within the local studio.

Below is one of the "pseudo-promo" articles I wrote for the show.

(Note: "Mon-Mon" was a gift from an ex-GF.)


Before you can become an excellent TV host, you must first look the part. Choosing the clothes you will wear will have a huge influence on how the audience will react to you. Be sure to select clothes that are not "too flashy" (save those for the game show hosts). A fashionable neutral-coloured outfit is always a safe choice. This goes for suits, as well. Having a well-chosen outfit will not only make you look good on camera, but also knowing that you look amazing will give you that extra boost of confidence throughout the show.

Having your very own TV show may be a cool thing, but always remind yourself WHY you have a TV show in the first place: TO ENTERTAIN. Veteran talk show hosts like Conan O'Brien and Ellen DeGeneres have no problem looking and acting silly at their shows. They know that IT ISN'T ABOUT THEM, IT'S ABOUT THEIR AUDIENCE. So get out there and make a fool out of yourself!

You are called a "HOST" for a reason, so act like one! Think of your show as your home and your guests as, well, your guests. As the host, you have the responsibility to make them enjoy their stay at your show. You didn't invite them to come over just so they can get bored. Provide them with whatever they may need: bottles of water, yogurt cups in their dressing room, maybe even a blanket just in case it's too cold in the studio. You may be the host but without guests your show is just a empty house.

Take care of your guests. Give them a reason to come back.


REMEMBER: You are a talk show host, not a Chippendale dancer.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Doodle Art Poems...in video!

Some of you may already have seen these on my Facebook feed. Well you're gonna see them again here on the blog. ^_^ v

I will be making videos for the rest of my Doodle Art poems soon. Watch out for them.
The music I used were from YouTube's online selection. They actually have a decent list.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Cooking With Johnny

I finally convinced myself to make a cooking video. Try it out yourself.

It's very easy and very yum yum. =)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

EUREKA MOMENT: 5 Best Times To Be Creative

In today's world of fast-paced lifestyles and busy schedules, we need to find time during our hectic lives to just stop, think, and collect ourselves. It is during these instances when we come up with extraordinary ideas and eureka moments that make our lives more fulfilling and satisfying.

Based on my personal experience, here is a short list of just some of those moments when it's the perfect time for us to think:

  1. In bed, right before you sleep. You know that moment when you've plopped in bed, tucked yourself in your sheets, snuggled your head on that pillow, and have your eyes closed? Yeah, that moment. This is the time when you look back at the day, recall what you've learned, what you've done, and what you've experienced. Use this moment to let all that culminate in your head. Your bed is one of those places where you're most comfortable and relaxed. This is why this is one the best times to come up with new ideas. If not THE best.
  2. In the bathroom, while you're "doing your business." Admit it or not, we do a lot of thinking while we're in there. Now I don't want to further gross you out by giving you a visual, but we're actually at our most comtemplative when we're in a situation where we're vulnerable. So don't just sit there. Contemplate.
  3. When you have your music on. Whether it's the lyrics or the melody of a song, music provides us with a way to express ourselves - we dance, sing along to it, or even both. Listening to music is a driving force for us to be imaginative. So be inspired while you're shaking that groove thing, baby!
  4. While you're cooking. This is another great chance for us to be creative and to be inspired. Some people actually find themselves in some sort of a zen place while they're cooking, especially those who truly enjoy putting together many ingredients to create a wonderful dish. So whether you're comfortable in the kitchen or a complete novice, here's something for you to think about: Cooking not only feeds the stomach, it also satisfies the mind.
  5. While you're eating. This is partly related to the one above. This is the chance to re-nourish your body, refueling your body and mind with nutrients. Eating also puts you in a state of reflection, particularly if you're eating your favourite dessert. I don't know about you, but when I eat something sweet it makes me feel all good inside. And feeling good makes you want to do some really great things. Thank goodness for sugar.

STOP AND THINK: We all know how busy and fast-paced life is nowadays and it may seem like we no longer have time to just step back and take a breather. But we sometimes don't realize that there are actually moments during our hectic schedule that are perfect for coming up with ideas and inspired thoughts. Better yet, we must learn to actually MAKE TIME during day for us to just collect ourselves and use it to our advantage and benefit.

What about you? When do you feel most inspired? Share your list.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Smiling Health Benefits

Smiling Releases Endorphins, Serotonin
and Natural Pain Alleviation
Research has shown that smiling releases endorphins, serotonin and natural pain killers. Endorphins, serotonin and pain killers help us feel good. Give yourself smile therapy.
Natural Mood Elevation
Smiling sends a message to your system that you are happy and in a good mood. When you smile you feel better. You feel happier and more positive. You feel more like doing something. You have a more positive attitude. Smiling is a mood elevator.
Smiling Relieves Stress
When you smile you feel more relaxed, positive and focused. You are more alert and aware of the present. It is like happy mindfulness stress relief. Smiling meditation.
Smiling Helps The Immune System
When you smile you are more comfortable and relaxed and your immune system functions better. Improve your happiness and health by smiling.
Smiling Lowers Blood Pressure
Smiling reduces blood pressure. If you have a blood pressure monitor take a reading. Smile for a while. Then take another reading.
Smiling Helps You To Be More Positive
Smiling creates positive feelings and a more positive attitude. This helps to improve your health and to be more positive. Here is a test. Smile. Try to think of something negative. It isn't the same when you're smiling. Smiling gives you a more positive outlook.
Smiling Improves Your Appearance
When you smile the muscles used lift your face making you appear younger. Smile while doing diaphragmatic breathing for a rejuvenating beauty treatment.
People Will Like You More
Smiling makes people seem more friendly, likeable, confident, approachable, neighborly, agreeable and attractive. A smiling person seems more alert, happy and optimistic.
Smiling People Seem More Like Winners
Smiling people seem more proud and confident. Smiling people are more likely to be hired, promoted, approached and liked. Smiling people seem more successful. Smile at work, meetings and appointments and make a better impression.
Smiling Makes Other People Smile
Spread the good virus.