Blast From The Past (2001-2003)

I was clearing up boxes at home when I came across a stack of old CDs. It took me effort to find a laptop with CD drive just so I can open a treasure trove of old files and photos from the past.

(Can’t believe I am saying that, I mean, it’s hard to accept that CDs are obsolete now, just as floppy disks and cassettes before it!)

I took very few photos of myself before the age of smart phones. I don’t think I even took a single video back then! Which makes the few photos like these all the more precious to me.

I won’t show them all though; more than half a lifetime later and some are still embarrassing reminders, hahaha!

Facebook Certification Blueprint – Success!

While I don’t believe that Certifications = Success, I found some time to take the Facebook Blueprint Certification online exam over the weekend.

It is the 100-101 Foundation level for Digital Marketing Associate. Done in 20 minutes and passed with an 873/900 score (700 to pass) – yayyyy 🙂

https://www.youracclaim.com/badges/f0cedef8-d02d-43a2-9526-c14e65f6372a/public_url

Feels good for sure. I don’t remember scoring so well in exams back in school. Haha!

Once in a while, there will be that kopitiam aunty or uncle that would ask if I am “certified” even though I had already spent 6 figures in paid advertising to date. Well, for just USD49 I can shut them up and leave behind no doubts. 🙂

Of course, it’s easy to say this now because it took years of experience, and plenty of trial and error (not to mention a lot of ad accounts disabled!) to be able to breeze through this exam and get the digital badge.

Again, the exam merely tests theory and knowledge and should never be used as a sole indication for competency. It cannot substitute experience in the school of hard knocks.

I might consider the advanced certification exam in the future, but for now it’s back to the business building game. Covid-19 and MCO sure left a lot of monkey wrenches in my plans and it’s high time to regain the initiative from all the past losses and uncertainties.

Onward and upward!