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Manlalakbay - A Biographical Lens

Updated on August 20, 2013

About Me

Based on Squidoo materials I read, one of the always given tips is to make 'about me' lens.

At first, I feel awkward to do that and it seems my mind doesn't want me to. But somehow at the back of my mind, there's an urge for me to start it as soon as possible despite the number of lenses I have.

Imagine I crafted 29 lenses (as of February, 2012) but never thought and begin with myself. This lens will be a getting to know with me but honestly I don't know what to write.

Who is Manlalakbay?

Is it just a pen or real name?

Actually, way back to 2008, when I started studying the internet, I was about to make a blog, a manlalakbay personal blog. The registration page prompted me what name should I use. And that when manlalakbay was born. And the rest is history.

Anyway, I know you're wondering what does 'manlalakbay' mean? I will enumerate my explanations right here on this lens.

  1. Manlalakbay is a filipino word
  2. Manlalakbay, when translated in english, is a traveler.

I just want to clear it up that I'm not actually a person who does travelling a lot to different parts of the world. It's just my way of saying that I love wondering to different aspects of life by learning things that are new to me. As reading makes you experience other places, other cultures. It seems that through reading even if you've not been in the place, it's as if you've gone there already.. I want to wander my mind and travel to different knowledge that other mind knows. That's why I choose 'manlalakbay' as my pen name.

This is me.
This is me.

Who is the Person Behind Manlalakbay?

What you should know about him?

My real name is Jethro but you can call me Jet.

Honestly, I don't want to be called by my name because privacy is my priority. I live in the Philippines, a country where Manny Pacquiao, Charice Pempengco, Lea Salonga and Sarah Geronimo came from, and I'm proud to be a filipino citizen. I'm an IT (Information Technology) graduate in Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Taguig. English is not my mother tongue but I know how to use it. It's part of our education. I'm 24 years old who fond doing:



1. Writing poems

1. Enjoy my presence as online writer

2. Composing songs

2. Learning all needed stuff (like SEO)

3. Playing guitar

3. Programming

4. Writing on my diary

4. Exercising


5. Being health conscious


6. Reading

What's with 'before' and 'currently' headers? It basically means things I enjoyed (before) and things I keep doing until now (currently). I want to do again the things that made me happy if I can find free time and opportunity.

What Things that Interest Him?

So you have an idea what lenses you should write for.

Ideas that hook me up are:

  1. How to improve my writing skill
  2. Tips on earning in Squidoo and other related sites
  3. Reading successful experiences of others here in Squidoo
  4. Stuff that help everyone to point out the right ways and things to avoid in writing
  5. News and activities about Sarah Geronimo
  6. Korean girls who woke my sleeping heart long time ago
  7. Taiwanese and Chinese girls I want to see someday (Ariel Lin, Jang Nara and Crystal Liu)
  8. And others.

So bookmark this and come back often as I plan to extend this list.

When Did I Start Squidooing?

How long since I've been a squid and lensmaster

I started here as nothing and clueless as to where should I start. My mentor who's the reason why I'm here, helped me (until now) to learn the ins of Squidoo. I'm now more than a year and currently looking forward to celebrate my third year birthday (May 17, 2014 to be specific) as a loyal squid.

Wanna know who's the hero I am talking, then check My Hero Squid lens and know everything about him.

What can you say about me?

My Top 5 Recent Lenses

I said 29 but actually it's 25 because 4 of them are just gift lenses.

(From the most recent [top] down to old lenses)

JC de Vera Has a Crush on these Celebrity Girls
It's a good move from him to transfer from TV5 (he was a former talent of GMA artist) to ABS-CBN. Recently, he decided to take an action regarding his career...

AshBoo: Sarah and Bamboo
People of today are easily inclined to the new emerge duet in the Philippines. They spot the version of Sarah and Bamboo of Just Give Me A Reason which is a ...

Don't Get Mad At Other Coaches of the Voice of the Philippines
People get hooked on watching this new tv reality show: The Voice of the Philippines. Filipinos, not only in our country but also around the world, treat it ...

Expressions By Sarah Geronimo
Sarah Geronimo has new album for us this 2013. It will release, according to iTunes store, this July 22 of this year but you can reserve your order now. I'm ...

Milo : A Chocolate Drink
You will find on this page a product named Milo. It is a chocolate powder that I always stir either in hot or cold water. I know some of you prefer other bev...

Let's Have A Close Up Pic of Me - Here it is

Manlalakbay real photo.
Manlalakbay real photo.

Don't judge a book by its cover...

Thanks For The Visit! Please do come back. :-)

Leave it here.

For My Personal Acquaintances and Friends - Since you know me personally, this space is for you

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      Jethro 4 years ago from Philippines

      @wilfredpadilla: I will. Thanks Fred for your nice comment. :)

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      Jethro 4 years ago from Philippines

      @anonymous: That's because you're my mentor here. :)

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      Jethro 4 years ago from Philippines

      @delia-delia: I'm curious with the words you said that I don't look like a Jethro.. I wonder what do you mean by that. Hehe. Anyway, thanks for the compliment and I hope to read some of your lenses. Keep writing. :)

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      Jethro 4 years ago from Philippines

      @rainbowbutterfl1: My first birthday was May 17, 2012. Now, I'm looking forward to my third birthday next year. :)

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      Jethro 4 years ago from Philippines

      @NoobWriter LM: Me too! And I don't care with your name because everyone of us started here as noob. Just keep reading and improving. ^_^

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      Jethro 4 years ago from Philippines

      @Kapalbility: I'm glad I found a fellow schoolmate here. Now knowing of you. :)

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      Jethro 5 years ago from Philippines

      @anonymous: Thanks Tipi. I also want to learn from you too. It's nice knowing a good person like you. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I really like getting to know more about you. I have never thought of using the count down module like that, great idea. :)

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      Kapalbility 5 years ago

      Awesome! I graduated from PUP too. Only from Sta Mesa, though. :D

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      NoobWriter LM 5 years ago

      Nice to know people here :)

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      rainbowbutterfl1 5 years ago

      hi Jeth...Let us know when will be your FIRST Birthday here :) ...

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      Delia 5 years ago

      Nice to meet you Jethro! (You don't look like a Jethro ;-) Seems that you have a good start on so many lenses in your short time here...Best of Luck!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thanks for including my lens.. lagay ko din pla

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      wilfredpadilla 5 years ago

      Goodluck and always do your best! :)

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      Jereme Causing 5 years ago from Philippines

      a very good leader and a friend. Knows how to follow rules and does not use power to violate the law.

      Jethro is also huble and respects others.

      Reminds me of the Roman dictator Cincinnatus. :)