The sidestrip


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The Sidestrip is a videblog about my journey in the streets of New Zealand from Cavite in the Philippines and other parts of the World.

The aim  of the blog is to promote Video blogging to ordinary Kiwi to interact with the community and the world wide web. As a new study has revealed one in 13 New Zealanders has a weblog, making us the keenest bloggers out of 15 countries.

About the Author

Mico Santos is a freelance journalist and  PR Account Manager from the Philippines, father, husband and a blogger based in New Zealand. He also a CNN Ireporter,GMA News 7 and Rocketboom New Zealand Correspondent

He has also worked at, in reverse chronological order, Brentwood Hotel ,APAC Customer Service, Inc (CSR), M-biz Asia Limited(PR Manager), RMN Network-DZXL(reporter), Diario Uno (reporter), The Philippines Tribune(reporter), The Manila Chronicle (correspondent), The Philippine Daily Inquirer-2bu(contributing writer), Mirror Weekly(writer), Chic(writer), Miscellaneous Weekly (writer), Manila Bulletin-Youth and Campus(writer),  McDonald’s (grill cook).

In the Beginning

The Sidestrip started in May 2008 as my tools for my creative outlet  since I was a reporter since 1993 in the Philippines. I was not able to penetrate the Media Industry in New Zealand when I migrated here Three years ago because they want people that has experience in New Zealand Media Industries.

Despite of discouragement , As Filipino we never surrender and we fight a good fight I started shooting  videos using only my Canon  Powershot A710 digital Camera and eventually some of my videos are featured in Cable News Network(CNN) I Report, Check my Press Room Page.

Since May 2008,I’m saving some money to buy a real video camera for my blog and seeking sponsors to do that. Hopefully, Someday I gonna have my dream Camcorder(Paging any sponsors- Canon,Sony,Panasonic or JVC!!) but for now I will used any equipment I have to give my viewers some great videos.

Thank you very much for dropping by!!

Please also visit my other blogs: Mico Santos’s  Style of Life and RePress

For sponsors and advertising ,Please email me  at mico[dot]santos[at]yahoo[dot]com

God Bless!!


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