GBTBTV Commentary: NBA All Star 2021

For my first ever commentary vlog and since I am big basketball fan, I’d love to discuss last Sunday’s NBA All-Star event.

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A lot of people and even some players (like Lebron James) are not in favor of having an all star event because of a lot of factors like players needed this break due to season’s already tight deadline & having back to back games and also mainly because of the current pandemic that we are still having which risks many players in the event and can have a huge impact to the NBA season.

Why still have it then? I personally think that the event is a major source of revenue for the NBA and by not having it, may have a huge impact to the NBA league itself and its operation. And also, for the fan’s interest since this event is an NBA tradition which gathers major hype for the fans all over the world. So this year is very important that the NBA can recuperate for all the loss because of the pandemic and gain back league’s financial stability, and fans interest which I think the all-star players understands.

Skills challenge: Domantas Sabonis wins over Nikola Vucevic

The NBA All-Star first event was quite exciting as the 2 of the NBA’s most skilled centers battled it out for the title. But last 2020’s All-star skills challenge runner up came up the winner, Domantas Sabonis wins it over Nikola Vucevic. A close and quite an exciting one. And by the way, just for the record, he’s the 5th big man who wins it in 6 years.

NBA 3-Point contest: Steph Curry wins it over to Mike Conley in a close one.

Steph Curry of Golden State warriors which regards as the goat of all shooters, if not one of the best the game has ever seen wins the 3 point contest, in a close one versus Mike Conley of Utah Jazz. He becomes the only active player to win this competition twice which is such an amazing feat.

Slam Dunk contest: Anfernee Simons is the slum dunk champion over Obi Toppin

Well, in all honesty slam dunk contest felt like it gotten a bit boring after Zach Lavine and Aaron Gordon match in 2016. It was so great and unique competition between the two that it’s really hard to replicate in the succeeding years. I guess that’s the reason. Nevertheless, this year’s slam dunk battle gave a different vibe and I think Simons deserves it and has the upper hand over Toppin. But a big shoutout to Cassius Stanley for his first dunk which I think tops in all dunks made in the competition.

NBA All Star Game: Team Lebron takes the win over Team Durant

Obviously, Team Lebron has the advantage in this all star game given that Durant is unable to play for his team (due to hamstring injury) and also Embid (due to Covid protocols). And by the way, Lebron, Giannis and Curry in the same team? That’s fantasy team. Plus, Giannis can’t miss, 35 PTS 16/16 FG. Thus, makes him win the first ever Kobe Bryant MVP award.

Overall, even the game was lopsided in favor of Team Lebron, it was fun for the players and mostly for the fans like me. The event was indeed a success!

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GBTBTV Commentary Vlogs (New 2021)

Hey guys. For those who follows my channel, as you may have noticed, I’ve taken a break for a while and I am back now with some new ideas and cool stuff for my channel basically to add some flavor to it. Aside from my usual vlogs about personal development, self-improvement tips and sharing life lessons, I will be having my commentary episodes in the side on some of the hottest topics happening around the world. It can be sports, current events or whatever that make sense to talk about under the sun. So you guys stay tuned to my channel!

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Another milestone before the year 2020 ends

As the year 2020 ends, another milestone I would want to share with you guys about Get back to basics’s Facebook sharing platform.


Today, Get back to basics’s Facebook page have reached 1,500 followers now (1,486 likes to be exact)

GBTBTV Facebook Page 1,500 followers

And its exclusive group “Get Inspired Ph” have reached 100 members now.

“Get Inspired PH” Facebook Group

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This is all thanks to you who supports all Get back to basics’s sharing platforms. Next year 2021, as I reach many more milestones, I am also looking forward to share more great content – giving motivation, inspiration and helpful information to people. So, stay tuned!

10 Key Takeaway Traits You Can Learn From Your Best Friend Cat

Hey folks. Rye here of Get back to basics. In my previous blog, I have shared the 10 Key Takeaways Traits from your Best friend Dog.

In this blog, I’ll share what are the 10 Key Takeaway Traits from your best friend Cat

While the dogs rightfully earned their reputation as a man’s best friend because of the fact that their owner is everything to them and are great companions who truly love you unconditionally. On the other hand, we can associate the cats as a woman’s best friend because they are more independent, unpredictable and you have to earn its loyalty first before securing their affection to you that is sealed for life which is very similar to courting and winning woman’s heart.


Here are the 10 Key Takeaway Traits You Can Learn From Your Best Friend Cat

  1. They keep you humble – I mentioned that in order for you to receive and enjoy cat’s love and affection. You must earn, work for it and maintain it. The fact that you need to keep working for their acceptance will keep you humble into some extent.
  2. They have a great sense of balance – one of their unique trait is having a great sense of balance like when you see them walk along the rail of a fence or at the edge of the roof. And even in their fall, it seems that they are always manage to land straight up. It is such a great life aspect we can learn from them.
  3. They are a sharp listener – I believe that cats have a sharp hearing ability that they can listen to the slightest sound and is aware in their surroundings. A skill that is very useful to them, and I think is great to have for us too.
  4. They are polite – in general, one of cat’s good traits is that they have a welcoming attitude, most especially to visitors. They will wait politely to be invited to interact and will wind between your legs when you allow them.
  5. They have an excellent reflex – They are such good in evading things when they are in trouble or when things about to hit them. A trait that we can learn and apply in our lives when facing troubles.
  6. They have a go for it attitude – Cats are brilliant hunters. They watch and silently wait for their prey. Once they see an opportunity, they grab it with full force without hesitation.
  7. They are hygienic – Cats are known for their personal hygiene and general cleanliness. They use their tongues as a wash cloth and a brush to remove loose hair and dust.
  8. They are independent – Cats are famously low-maintenance. They don’t need to be bathed or taken for walks. They can be left on their own for hours. Reason also a stray cat can live longer that a stray dog.
  9. They have a longer life – Losing a pet is heartbreaking but cats can lessen the heartbreaks as they average a lifespan of about 15 years.
  10. They are intelligent – Cats are self-sufficient and can figure out the solutions to their problems on their own through observation as they are quite good at it.

That’s it. Understanding and observing our best friend cat’s good traits and unique behaviors can teach us many valuable lessons in life that we can learn from and definitely apply in our lives as well in some aspect.

By the way, If you want to watch (if you are more of a visual learner) my vlog about this topic, you can go to my YouTube channel in this LINK.

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If you learn something from this article, I hope you can follow me here on my blog and also support my other sharing platforms you see in the links below 👇👇👇

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Year ending updates on the WordAds revenue tractions

Hey online folks, last July 2nd this year 2020 I’ve wrote an article about my enthusiasm in having my first ever revenue traction for my WordAds. The reason I want to do this is to really share with my other bloggers mainly whose using WordPress and WordAds as well like myself. Plus, to document my progress as well and the information behind it, so in the future once I reached my peak, I would know where I came from (step by step & bit by bit) in which makes it more sweet!

Anyway, before going to my updates now December 10th of this year 2020, if you guys are curious with my previous article regarding this, go check it out here in this LINK which the title is “Finally, I am seeing some revenue tractions to my blog using WordAds

Onto now with my updates:

Month of November 2020

As you see in above chart, my Average CPM is at $0.22 dollars for 1,192 ADS Served in which equates to $0.26 revenue for the month of November.

Week 2 – Month of December 2020

And as you see in above chart for the current month of December (2nd week only), my Average CPM is at $0.11 dollars for 964 ADS Served in which equates to $0.11 revenue.

Note that in the past months, I haven’t had any movement ($0.00) except last June which I had my first revenue tractions (ADS Served: 1,304 | Average CPM: $0.02 | Revenue: $0.02)

Actually, am not quite sure why is that but I think it really depends on the number of impressions and ADS served you have on a daily or monthly basis which is why my this November last month, I started to increase and pick up more site impressions, hence qualifies me to get the CPM.

As we know CPM is the amount you pay on an advertising platform per thousand views for your ad. Cost per thousand impressions or CPM, in the online marketing world, literally means “Cost per thousand” in which the “thousand” refers to the number of impressions. Impressions are the views you get with your site, just to add.


How I think we can get or increase our CPM percentage?

I think in my perspective, to increase the percentage of your CPM, you got to get an increase of site impressions as well. And to do that, there’s 2 ways I can think of: one is to increase the number of your articles/posts in your website and second, of course the increasing good quality of the content (good SEO post title, engaging topic, well written article and adding more visuals to it like images and videos)

Now, in my previous post I have shared my site’s statistics for a reference. I’ll share again what I have at moment below:

  • Currently, I have 77 articles/posts on my blog site
  • I have 73 WordPress followers
  • I have 1,456 social media followers in my Facebook page

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Just to share my personal reaction, I am quite happy where I am at right now and where I am heading to. I am only halfway a year as a Blogger and just about a couple of months as a Vlogger and getting this increasing viewers and followers is such a great feeling and rewarding.

If you have any questions or you want to share yours about this topic, please feel free to comment down below and let’s have a chat about it 😊👌

WOW! Over 500 Subscribers now on YouTube channel. Thank you!

Get back to basics FB page, YT channel and Blog, all have started May 2020 this year. From that point onwards, many have liked, followed and subscribed in my sharing platforms. Right now, we’ve reached #500subs subscribers milestone in YouTube. A big THANK YOU to everyone for supporting.

Get back to basics Channel – Reached 500 Subscribers!

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Having this increasing followers motivates me to keep creating more quality, inspiring, motivating and helpful contents. Let’s live well and Get back to basics! Follow this page and Subscribe here

Thanks in advance.

Overwhelming Positive Reactions to my Vlog! Topic: How To Deal With YouTube Success (2021 and beyond)

Today, I would like to share my mixed emotions of excitement, joy and gratitude as I have gotten a lots of positive reactions towards my recently created Vlog which topic was “How to deal with YouTube success”

To share with you my basic reason I created this specific vlog topic, is first, since I am just new to vlogging, I want to set my goals straight, plan my steps and list the things that I will do once I achieve success in it. I am a very optimistic person, that’s why I see myself on top on this already – which is a way for me to motivate and persevere with my life goals. Also, another reason is to really share this with others, I think this is a positive and helpful mindset to share in a way that others may use it and help them as well towards their own life goals. For me that would be a great feeling, while I look for my own personal development, I can also help others, even in the smallest way by spreading this kind of mindset and personal plan. It’s a WIN WIN for me already.


Now just to share with you some of the amazing feedback and positive reactions to my vlog episode, here are some of these:

Again, I am so grateful for these very positive reactions, making myself become more determined to continue spreading good stuffs to help people become motivated, inspired and informed.

If you want to check out this vlog episode, you can click the link image below to watch it in YouTube:

How To Deal With YouTube Success

Also, you may check out my YouTube channel here in this link image below:

Get back to basics YouTube Channel

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As parting words, I want to leave an inspirational quote remark from this Vlog I want to share.

“If you dream big, plan big as well”

I think most of us have dreams in our lives, and I personally believe, you have to accompany this with a great plan as well. This would make your dreams crystal clear and whole in a sense.

How To Become An Effective FULL STACK Content Creator? (For 2021 and Beyond)

In this article, I will be introducing a new terminology that I thought would be fitting if you are a Vlogger and a Blogger at the same time like myself. Also, I’ll share how we can be effective in this field.

I’d like to introduce to you to the term “Full Stack” and what does it mean. In technology development, Full Stack refers to an entire computer system or application from the front end to the back end and the code that connects the two.

If you are in the world of I.T or Information Technology, I’m pretty sure you have already heard the term “Full Stack Developer” wherein it is a person who can develop using both Frontend and Backend of a website application. Similarly as to what “Full Stack Designer” is, where it has a range of skills including UX and UI design, coding, copyrighting, etc.

There’s also what they call Full Stack Marketers who is someone able to manage a lot of marketing operations from creative parts down to the most technical aspects.

In my perspective, if you are a blogger (writing articles for your web blog) and at the same time you are a vlogger (who regularly makes video blogs or vlogs) then YOU ARE A FULL STACK CONTENT CREATOR. Sounds cool right?!

Now. Wait. You may ask. “Isn’t that difficult to sustain and manage both of your Blog site and YouTube channel?”

Well, my answer is “Yes” But, I will give you tips on how you can do that both at the same time and become an EFFECTIVE FULL STACK CONTENT CREATOR.


Let’s assume you have already a setup Blog website and a YouTube channel. Here are some of my tips that I practice as well:

  • Synchronize your niche topic for both of your Blog and Vlog. For e.g. if you blog about gaming, types of games, or how you play a specific game. It will be efficient if that will be your niche topic in your vlog also.
  • Reuse your vlog script for your blog write ups or article. I think most of the Vloggers creates their scripts before recording or going live stream for their vlogs. Make sure when you make your scripts, do it in a way that it is readily available or formatted for blogging like putting title headers, outlines, lists, etc.
  • Exchange references or add links for both of your Vlog and Blog. For e.g. in your Vlog, add a link of your Blog in your channel’s description or even on the video description. Likewise, you add references, links or video embed of your Vlog episode in your Blog article. This will help both platforms gain organic views eventually.
  • Try to post both of your Vlog episode and Blog article sequentially (If both contains the same topic)
  • Lastly, if you are creating a Google Campaign Ads for either your Blog post or YouTube video, make sure it contains a reference with each other so that it can impact views or engagements results both ways, making your Ads very efficient. In my upcoming vlogs, I’ll cite some concrete examples about this part.

That’s it. Try to follow and practice these tips and become and effective FULL STACK CONTENT CREATOR.

By the way, since I provided the tips, I’ll cite an example here right away 🙂

If you are more of a visual person and want to learn by watching, here’s a version of this topic in my recently uploaded vlog in my YouTube Channel.

How To Become An Effective FULL STACK Content Creator?

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Thanks in advance.

Have you seen the latest Ayala Malls Music Video Ads | “Zing it your way”

Hey guys, I just want to share and spread the good music vibes that I came across of the newest music video ads from Ayala Malls entitled “Zing it your way”


Here’s the video clip from its YouTube channel:

Credit: Video clip from Ayala Malls YTC channel

When I first watch the MV, I was hooked with the music vibes right away. Also, the dancers and its dance moves were very smooth. I can’t help my body to somehow do a very slight groove as the MV plays.

By the way, for the record I have already played it for more than 10 times already and still counting. Lol!

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The holidays season is on its way now and for sure there will be a lots of good stuff ads (music, story telling, jingles, etc.) that will come up as it nears the holidays. Well, I think this is one of the good ways to end this year filled with positive things and good vibes.

Happy holidays in advance!

Learned Lessons From 2020 and Live A Positive Life in 2021 and Beyond

We are now in the year ending month (December) of this year 2020, before we say goodbye to it. Looking back, all through out the year we have had a lot of struggles and challenges either personal or the people in general because of the pandemic impact. Many people have lost its jobs, businesses shutdown and countless deaths due to it.

I think this upcoming holidays whether you are a Christian or not, each of us can reflect to all the happenings and learn from it. We can use the learnings we’ve had moving forward to the next year 2021 and in the coming years as well.


My 5 Learned Lessons this Year 2020 Which I Can Bring to Next Year 2021 and Live A Positive Life

  1. Learn to appreciate your Job whatever it is. I remember, way back when it was still normal, I tend to lose my focus at time with my Job, probably because you hate your boss, or you don’t like the task assigned to you. But right now, you’ll realize how important is your job and never take it for granted as it feeds you, your family and provide its needs.
  2. Learn to save and manage money. Since we have experienced this kind of global pandemic, we understand now how vulnerable our job is and can easily gone. In case we lost our job, a backup savings is an important factor to remedy the lost job and help us get cover our financial needs while we don’t have a job yet. We can only do this if we learn to manage our money and spend it wisely.
  3. Keep on learning. When you find something that you were good at, take the time to cultivate it and work hard at mastering it. There’s no time to learn and improve self but now.
  4. Treat others with respect and love, the way you wished to be treated fairly and reciprocated the love and respect you deserved. This year have taught us that this is vital for us to achieve peace globally.
  5. Love your family, your wife/husband and your children as if it’s the last time you’ll ever see them because you really never know what will happen tomorrow. This pandemic shows how life is short lived and can be taken away easily.

The Bonus Part:

Be positive as much as we can. For sure we can never avoid having negative thoughts given all the bad happenings and unfortunate events came forth this year and time can only if we will encounter another one. Hopefully never again. But whatever happens in the future, its always great to have a positive mind. Train our mind to catch negative thoughts and when they arise, immediately stop and replace your thoughts with positive ones.

I always believe in the saying that, when life provides you lemons, make lemonade! In most cases, you’re in charge of whether you see a situation in a negative or positive light. With determination and continious practice, obtaining a positive outlook will presumably come naturally.

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I am optimistic that the Year 2021 will be a year to rebuild, healing and abundance. Let’s change our ways for the better and start our next year strong.

Thanks and I hope this article kinda gives you a bit of positivity and let’s you look forward for a great next year.

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