I am Maria “Ria” Abella Jose, 29 years old from Davao City. I consider myself as a professional multi-tasker who takes on my skills, hobbies, and passions and make a living out of it.
I took up courses on Environmental Science, Secondary Education major in Mathematics, and cooking and baking. I am a self-confessed geek who does not enjoy studying. I easily take on interests and I take my passions seriously.
Currently, I am a freelance writer, a professional blogger, a social media consultant, and a lifestyle columnist for SunStar Davao.
I enjoy talking, writing, and thinks about a variety of topics. I also blog about these topics in my various blogs:
I enjoy a lot of things. Among which my top 10 interests (in no particular order) as of this moment are:
- watching movies and TV shows
- cooking and baking
- surfing the net and social network whoring
- hanging out and bonding with friends
Here’s a brief look at my resume…
JCI Member, JCI Trainer – Junior Chamber International Davaoeña Daba Daba, JCPhilippines
Founder and 2010 President – Davao Bloggers
Founder – Mindanao New Media
Legislative Research Assistant for Davao City Second District Councilor Louie John Bonguyan, June 2007 – present
Marketing Officer – Avatar Media, 2009 – present
• Organizer, WordCamp Ph 2008 and 2010
• Organizer, Davao Food Appreciation Tour, 2008, 2010 and 2011
AWARDS RECEIVED IN BLOGGING
Top Three Video Posts and Podcasts for 2010 for Life with Ria: Being Friends with the Ex given by the Philippine Blog Awards 2010 – National, December 2010
Best Food and Beverage Blog for Kusina Maria given by the Philippine Blog Awards 2010 – Mindanao, October 2010
Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs 2010 for Kusina Maria given by DigitalFilipino.com Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs, September 2010
Globe Digital Tribe for Mindanao given by Globe Telecommunications and the Philippine Blog Awards 2009
NOTABLE BLOG EVENTS
Davao Food Appreciation Tour
> 2011 Lead Organizer, Davao City, May 26 – 29, 2011
> 2010 Lead Organizer, Davao City, April 29 – May 2, 2010
BlogFest Soccsksargen 2010 Speaker on the “State of the Philippine Blogosphere” in General Santos City, December 11, 2010
Visayas Blogging Summit 2010 Speaker on “Blogging as New Media” in Iloilo City, November 2010
WordCamp Philippines 2010 and 2008 Organizer, at the College of St. Benilde, Manila, September 2008 & October 2, 2010
Cebu Blog Camp 2010 Speaker on “Blogging for the Community” in Cebu City, May 22, 2010
iBlog 4 Speaker on “Blogging in the Countryside” in Quezon City, April 2008
This Diyosa Blogger would like to thank Envy Me Salon!
Updated: July 25, 2011