Biography

Jonah Manzano is an Australian-Filipino singer songwriter, cover musical artist from Sydney, New South Wales started his music career as an independent artist due to pandemic. Taking his inspiration from his own life experiences. He has taken this year to launch his music career. He defined his style as pop and gospel.

Jonah Manzano was born and raised in the Philippines (Pampanga). At the age of eight years old started singing in a church choir and progressively commenced doing some solo part. He started playing piano at the age of eight using his tiny pencil case built in with keys.

In high school life somewhere at the age between 12-13 years old he then started to learn the acoustic guitar with the help of his father who gave him a guitar but only realising some strings were missing, Jonah did not give up learning in spite of this. He then learnt more musical instruments (bass guitar, drums and flute) and pursued singing more in the church, some gigs, public schools. 


Jonah migrated in Sydney, Australia, in the year 2002 together with his parents and two siblings. 
As life only started in another country, he decided to study International Tourism and Operations Management where he graduated, worked in tourism industry for almost 13 years. 
 Jonah loves to produce and compose songs then studied how to master becoming an audio engineer, attended the workshop at JMC Academy Sydney, read a lot of books on how to become an audio engineer himself!

Fast forward to 2020 he is currently living with his spouse Yzel Manzano (m. 2011) who won the first beauty pageant Hiyas in San Pedro, Laguna Philippines.

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How To Get Verified on Facebook 

The Power of Blue Badge

Getting verified on Facebook is harder than you think. When you get verified you can get the potential of high ranking on their platform. You cannot buy a blue badge so never engage with anyone trying to sell as this is a scam! 

There are few things to consider before applying for verified blue badge 

Authentic: Represent a real person, registered business or entity. 

Unique: Be the only presence of this person or business. Only one Page or profile per person or business may be verified, with exceptions for language-specific Pages and profiles. We don't verify general interest Pages and profiles (example: Puppy Memes). 

Complete: Have an about section, Page or profile photo and recent activity, including at least one post. 

Notable: Represent a well-known, often searched person, brand or entity. We review Pages and profiles that are featured in multiple news sources, and we don't consider paid or promotional content as sources for review. 

 

Authentic - this one means that you are the real deal, a real person or organisation. 

Unique - they cannot verify you if you have memes or puppy account. Must create content that you only created for greater chance of success. Re-uploading someone else work is a big No No. 

Complete - all your relevant details must be complete of who you are and what you do. 

Having professional details will stand out with high quality photos. 

Notable - Oh this is the hardest part, in fact almost everyone applying failed here as they don't have enough press, articles, news about them. Even if you have press or articles, still not guarantee to get verified. 

But how do you get the chance of being verified anyway? 

Well, if you stay active, keep creating high quality content, be real and don't bend the rules, you will eventually get it. Some may take years, some may take months to obtain it. People need to actually searching for you online, googling your name and real engagement. 

Tips: 

  • Don't try to buy fake followers, likes, views 
  • Don't abuse, bully or spam 
  • Expose yourself in the media (e.g radio, newspaper, TV) 
  • Don't rush it, as time will come for you 
  • Engage with your audience 
  • Go live and showcase what you do 
  • Be active on other social platforms (e.g YouTube, Instagram) 

The blue badge is a sign of trust and authority. 

Now here's the fun part, to request a blue verification badge you can use the link below. 

https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/342509036134712 

 

Twitter is stepping up the game 

Twitter is Booming!

 

A lot of people missing out the power of Twitter in fact if you use it right this can be a life changing to your business and to any niche you are currently in. 

Here are some features added this year in addition to verification re-opened last month 

Spaces - allows you to host a live audio conversations. Anyone can join in to listen, request to speak, leave at anytime and even use creative emojis for interactions. 


Twitter Blue - this is first rolled out in Australia and Canada only. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before they release this to everyone. So if you are in those countries, consider it as a reward. This feature is basically a monthly subscription and for now it's available on iOS devices only, sorry android users. What you actually get is the power of Undo, that's right if you make mistakes sending a tweet you have time to undo it but only up to 30seconds. They also have have the colour theme and to change twitter icon. I don't think this is useful at all but I guess to get your layout a bit more different than others. Even if you change your theme or colour icon, this is only visible to you. well that sucks! Next one is Reader Mode, which basically compress data into a more readable view get that? 


Monetisation - now this is the brand new one which is pretty much just monetised your Spaces where you can get paid for doing what you love. You can earn money for host gatherings and connect more deeply with your fans. You can also sell tickets by creating ticketed space so followers can purchase tickets. This is still in beta so some may have it or some not. You also have to meet the minimum requirements, well okay I can tell you more of this but what's the exciting part of it if all is reveal? Ok here it is. Have at least 1,000 followers, have hosted at least three spaces in the past 30days and be at least 18 years of age. 

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WRITING A SONG 

Be Creative

When writing a song, think of it as your journey in life. Just as like when you are talking to a friend. However it can be a difficult task as it requires creativity. Whether this is relating to your life experience, someone else's life or both.

When writing a song you can either write the words first then melody comes after. However this is a bit tricky as it requires you to get the right tempo, rhyme, music. When I compose my own song. Most of them were written with the music already been created.

 

Start with Basics

Once my teacher told me during my music lesson. Start with the basics. Yes! it sounds really boring. However, in any aspects of life whether it is learning how to drive to learning how to ride a bike. It is always believe that we learn from the basics. Can you imagine if your parents told you, you must walk now or run now. Baby steps! we learn slowly, and we grow from there.

In writing songs, it takes years of experience. When I say it like. I don't mean you have to get a degree to master it. Again, it's all about the experience. You have to start with the basics. 

 

No copying

I know what you're thinking, how can I get idea from writing a song if I don't at least copy some of it? Well! remember when your teacher asked you don't copy and paste from a website or from a book? Your teacher eventually found out that you did. You got in trouble and you wasted your time and effort, well!not form copying from checking the source.

I will tell you now that every person's story is unique, same goes with everyone's finger prints. You have unique story, You have unique life experience. Use that as your reference.

 

Ask for Feedback

Now you can't work by yourself and expect people to listen to your song, ask around. You can start with your family, friends. ask them what they think about you wrote. Don't get disappointed if you get some negative feedback. That is normal! Can you imagine if everyone here on earth will say good positive about you? Well! that's impossible. That is why it's called " Feedback" which means prepare for both, negative and positive. After you ask around, the decision is yours to make. It doesn't matter what they say, but in the end it's in your hands to express what you want to write.

 

 

 

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