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About This Blog

“Mabuhay!”

It is an expression we use in welcoming guests and a way of showing hospitality in my native country.

I’m Xavier Tilos Villagonzalo from the PHILIPPINES. For someone like me who’s jumped over the fence—from the realms of journalism to the perplexed field of Information Technology—I found Brisbane to be the best place to furthering my education. Make it yours too!

Currently pursuing I.T. at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia after finishing, not at all a distant field of Bachelor of Mass Communication at Silliman University, Philippines.

This blog aims to explore the glory of Enterprise 2.0 and the grandeur of Web 2.0 in our fast-paced world.

Whilst being a student, I also participate in a year-long Brisbane International Student Ambassadorship program
Image from zazzle.com.aumanaged by Brisbane Marketing’s Study Brisbane, it is dedicated to advance the development of Brisbane’s international student sector, thereby, spreading the word that Brisbane is a new world city offering world-class education opportunities.

This appointment by Brisbane Lord Mayor Campbell Newman (now succeeded by Cr Graham Quirk) would provide me a unique opportunity to liaise with fellow countrymen in the Philippines and other countries to encourage them that this city is capable of training world-class citizens.

On a more personal note, this also provided me a beautiful trajectory from the child that I was and be able to serve as a conduit to bring out my innate passion to share the story of it in the hope of inspiring.

This very same passion was supported with an article by the dean of the College of Mass Communication at Silliman University, Dr. Ma. Cecilia M. Genove, in a local publication, The Negros Chronicle article here:

Dumagueteño is Brisbane’s student-world ambassador | The Negros Chronicle – News around Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental, Philippines.

Check out the story of my journey leading to Brisbane, Australia through pictures or read up the news article from Philippine Information Agency (Negros Oriental): Negrense named youth ambassador to Australia.

 

2 responses to “About This Blog

  1. erwin

    April 16, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Hi Xavier, we follow your blog. All the best. – from the Filipino Radio group at 4Eb-FM 98.1 Greet namin kayo sa program sa Thursday, 19th April at 1:30PM. our blog: http://www.filipinobrisbane.blogspot.com. Cheers, -erwin.

     
  2. Xavier Villagonzalo

    April 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Thank you so much Erwin for following my blog and for putting up a link to my site in the Filipino Brisbane (Blogspot) account. I have done the same too. Looking forward to hearing you over the air and be able to work with you soon for our dear Filipino community here in Brisbane. In behalf of the Filipino Students in Brisbane, we will be your avid listeners of our very own time slot at 4Eb-FM 98.1.

    Hope to catch up soon, or sometime in the future.

    By the way, I usually post all my blogs about Brisbane also at my own Official Study Brisbane blog space: http://www.studybrisbane.com.au/Study/AskAmbassador/Blog-Posts.aspx?id=216

    Mabuhay po kayo sa Filipino Radio Group!

     

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