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About AdH or Aspectos de hitokiriHoshi
Aspectos de hitokiriHOSHI is a lifestyle blogazine that features diverse advocacies and interests of Hoshi Laurence, including: ↓
- Business / Negosyo 101 and Careers – small-time/ startup, taxes and licences, companies, freelancing,
digital marketing, eCommerce
For more in-depth articles about Pinoys Career, please visit Employee 2.0
- Arts and Culture – Philippine festivals, history, art fair, scrapbooking, creative writing, and more
- Online and offline Wellness – social media detox, work-life balance, online dos and donts, health, personality development
For my latest reviews and features about movies, music, TV shows, celebrities, and more – please visit my showbiz-oriented blog Entertainment Zone
You’ll find English posts on Hoshilandia, but mostly the articles are written in Filipino. It’s because Hoshi’s native language is Filipino and her readers are mostly local students, young professionals, and Filipinos living and working abroad (OFWs). Some of the posts here were also published in the Filipino community newspapers in Japan – Daloy Kayumanggi.
Hoshilandia.com aims to:
- share relevant information for Filipino yuppies, millenials, and OFWs that inspire them to become receptive, proactive, and positive.
- provide thought-provoking lessons/ issues about society and well-being here you’ll read essays, narrative stories, poems, and art projects.
- entertain – Hoshilandia also features interviews and stories about celebrities, events, art and music scenes, movie reviews and more.
- Introduce Filipinos to the world – I believe in professional and skilled Filipinos are globally competitive
- simplify things for Pinoys – I blog in casual Filipino and conversational English
By the way, “Aspectos de” are Spanish words for “Aspects of.”
Achievements of Hoshilandia
In 2010, hoshilandia.com was one of the grand finalists for Tula or Poem ( Nasa Tao ang Gawa, nasa kalikasan ang Gantimpla) category in Saranggola Blog Awards.
In 2011, aspectos de hitokiriHOSHI was one of the finalists for the National level category: Personal blog category in Philippine Blog Awards
and its publisher named the Top 4 Homebased Blogger of the Year in Pinoy Expat Blogger Awards (PEBA).
In February 2013 – Hitokirihoshi launched a blog contest project, entitled Blog Life that aimed to encourage Filipino bloggers to evaluate, realize, and recognize their compelling reasons in blogging.
Overall, AdH biggest achievement is touch and inspire Filipinos. It considers positive feedback or comments as the sweetest rewards ever.
Some of my interviews/ coverage events:
- when Jericho Rosales revealed to me that he wants to work with Kathryn Bernardo
- when Dr. Galileo Galang divulged that Filipino students only know few epic heroes
Vic Sotto [or Bossing] shared that as a producer he treats everyone equally
Lakbay2Love and Solenn Heussaff shared my Movie Review: Lakbay2Love
Who is Hitokirihoshi?
My online moniker, Hitokirihoshi, is coined from my two favorite anime characters– Kenshin Himura also known as Hitokiri Batousai (from Samurai X) and Emperor Hotohori a.k.a. Hoshi (Fushigi Yuugi). Hitokiri means ‘slasher’ and Hoshi is ‘star’ so Hitokirihoshi is Slasher Star. At first it’s just for fun, but later on the Hitokirihoshi (other just simply called me Hoshi) in me becomes a real “Slasher” online and offline.
I worked in three different companies for full time before I decided to try telecommuting or freelancing. However since nth time I always do sideline business and part time jobs (anak-pawis here). Thus, I become freelancer/ home-based entrepreneur/ online seller/ blogger ( see the slash?).
I don’t like posting photos of myself (not a fan of selfie) and anyway, I started as an anonymous blogger. For your information, I am…
- Slow mover but hyper thinker – I like to separate things and aspects ( one reason of ‘aspectos’ in my blog title and having different pseudonyms)
- Inquisitive -I prefer to feature other stories and people than myself as a blogger ( let’s see in the future when I become videoblogger). Oh I really like interviewing interesting people
- Ambivert – I am quite serious in deep conversation , but I’m jolly, talkative and quirky too (especially with my friends).
- Passionate – I advocate financial literacy, education, Pinoy small time business, transportation service for Senior Citizens, and Philippine Culture and Arts
- Into Arts – I am sort of cinephile, music lover, art appreciator ( architecture and visual arts), cultural heritages
- Practical – My friends know how thrifty and level-headed I am.
- Shuriken in Hitokirihoshi‘s logo – the 5-point Shuriken or Ninja throwing star represents my attack in blogging. The 5 points/ blades are the 5 sides or aspects of hitokiriHOSHI