MANILA, Philippines – When you’ve got something you’re passionate about, you have to embrace it and share it to the rest of the world.
This statement, as empowering as it sounds, might not be so easy to do for some – let alone start – especially when there are setbacks: may it be the lack of resources and platform, or the courage and confidence to open yourself before the public.
To paraphrase an oft-quoted line, taking the first step is usually the most difficult and scariest part. But once you get past it, you’ll realize how liberating it is to express yourself and that that it’s all worth it.
Today, the youth is encouraged to do exactly this: to embrace what makes them unique, to pursue passions, and to empower themselves by sharing their talent, skills or ideas to the world. (READ: Smart’s Own It campaign is opening doors for YouTube careers)
Previously we talked about the new ways of self-expression and the creative ways it can be done. We even created quiz to help you determine which online star you should be! (READ: From zero to hero: When YouTube creators dominate the scene)
But more than just reading about it or browsing through quizzes or personality tests, check out YouTube creators, as well as other individuals, share their passions may it be in line with performing, music, or gaming. In this series of social videos, each of these creators show what they’re good at — all with the goal of inspiring young creators to own their vibrant, unique selves using technology.
Vern and Verniece’s travel essentials
Ever wondered what must-haves always go inside the suitcases of fashion and travel vloggers Vern and Verniece Enciso while travelling? Here’s a sneak peek from the sisters themselves.
How to survive a music festival
Going to a festival or concert soon? Make sure you have these items packed in your bag. Oh, and don’t forget your tickets!
Nicole Andersson’s multitasking must-haves
How does blogger, host, student, and world traveler Nicole Andersson manage to stay on top of things despite her busy schedule? Here, she shows us some of the things that help her breeze through the day.
Mark Macanas’ back-to-school-gadgets that won’t break the bank
Looking for gadgets to help you amp up productivity in school? Check out these recommendations by Mark Macanas of TechPinas!
5 Unique YouTube creators
Got something one-of-a-kind to share? Let the world know about it, just like these popular YouTube creators!
From level 1 to level awesome: Clash Royale Hacks
You don’t need to GO the extra mile to enjoy this Clash of Clans spinoff. Here’s gamer Franco Regalado to tell you how you can up your Clash Royale game!
Do-it-yourself cosplay look featuring Alodia Gosiengfiao
Love cosplaying? Find out how Alodia Gosiengfiao made her eye-catching Dragon Girl costume at the recently concluded AsiaPOP Comicon 2016 in this tutorial!
Cool mobile games that people should know about
Looking for new games to play on-the-go? Check out these recommendations by gamers James Jose & Joachim Serquiña!
Bogart the Explorer and the 5 concert critters
Bogart the Explorer from Davao City was at In the Mix last August to track down the 5 common concert critters. Are you one of them?
Things to do in Bacolod during Masskara
Heading to the Masskara Festival on October 22-24? Don’t forget to add these activities to your itinerary!
All the (online) world’s your stage. Own it! – Rappler.com
#OwnIt is about being the change you want to see. Smart empowers the youth to embrace their uniqueness and pursue their passions by using today’s technology. Know more about the campaign here.