The first time I started blogging was in 2001 which is a year after I started learning how to design websites. I was inspired by Yuga‘s blog to make one. Blogging has become my primary training ground in web design (in making the templates) and in creative writing as well. My first blog had a lousy and overused title. It was called Thoughts and my, if you read that, you would see how rarely I update it. Maybe it’s because that I also had a website hosted at Geocities and it has become very difficult for me to update my blog because I was busy updating my website. Then, I transferred my blog to Tripod because it became very difficult for me to make a suitable layout because of the banner ad located on top of every Blogspot page. When affordable webhosting was made available, I got myself a domain name (www.rockersworld.com) and acquired a webhosting service of Mobilehive in November 2003. From November 2001 up to February 2005, I was with Blogger. After getting tired of the problems with Blogger (i.e. down server, down server and down server), I shifted to WordPress after having experienced using it with the now-defunct Experiment Orange.
About Rocker’s World
No! This is not a community website. This is a personal blog and website of Karla Redor. Also, this website is not only made for rockers. I came up with the site name because of my exposure to the local indie scene. If you’ll check out the gallery, you’ll see pictures of gigs of bands/artists that are from the indie scene. In a way, this site has become my means of showing support to the various bands/artists from the local indie scene.
About the Webmaster
Karla Redor. Born on April 8. I’m a web designer/developer and I used to blog for PinoyTechBlog and PinoyTravelBlog. I have experienced working in a Pinoy web startup. Today, I’m with one of the top banks in the Philippines. Graduated from De La Salle University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Management. Part of the ultimate trio way back in High School. The other two of the ultimate trio consists of Ruth Jade Canlas and Ronald Mercado. Interests includes blogging, messageboards, coffee, chatting, photography, graphic design, web design, billiards, badminton, literature, music, playing the guitar, and gigs.
- I learned to play the guitar when I was 12 years old.
- I don’t watch TV that much but I became addicted to The Simpsons and Wonder Years.
- During my bum days, I watched FRIENDS everyday. Thanks to the pirates of Makati Cinema Square!
- I had bangs in high school and grade school. I only changed my hairstyle when I reached college.
- I’m not comfortable with pointy shoes and high-heeled shoes. I don’t want to endanger myself with the possibility of acquiring a sprain that’s why I don’t wear one. I only wore the pointy killer shoes during my graduation day and it killed my feet.
- I was considered to be a geek and a teacher’s pet in High School.
- I really don’t like drinking soda.
- I don’t eat bitter gourd.
- I became a guitarist for a church band.
- Soy Sauce mixed with Calamansi is my favorite condiment.
- I only use catsup for french fries and embutido.
- I almost got stuck in a mosh pit in the 2001 NU107 Rock Awards. Good thing my guy friends were there to pull me out (one of them is UDJ))
- I had my first fifteen minutes of fame at Misadventures of Maverick and Ariel.
Meet my Family
Dad – His name is Emerson P. Redor and was born on November 21.He is known by the nickname Sonny by his relatives, friends and colleagues. He is the one who gave me the name Karla Vanessa. He gave me the name Karla because of him being somewhat of a leftist (Read: Karl Marx). The name Vanessa came from some Hollywood actress named Vanessa Redgrave. He is a licensed CPA and is a managing partner of Redor, Emeron and Co. My Dad’s favorite band is The Beatles. Like my Dad, I’m a Beatles fan too. His hometown is in Siniloan, Laguna where our forefathers from the Redor side came from.
Mom – Her name is Ma. Lourdes T. Mendoza and was born on February 11. She is called by the nickname Gigi by her relatives, friends and colleagues. I really wonder how my Mom got the nickname Gigi since it’s very far from her real name. Mom’s playlist would likely contain Latino music, Bossanova, and other soothing music. My Mom likes Michael Buble. Any music that is alternative rock or something that belongs to rock is noise for her. She cooks great food and she hails from Bulacan (home of the famous 5 star and the great Chicharon).
Kuya Jay – His name is Jose Gregorio and he was born on June 19. Some of his friends call him Jay while others refer to him as Greg. My cousins from the father side would call him Jay Jay. He is an IT professional and he has four kids. My brother is my ultimate influence in playing the guitar and he loves rock music. He has my Urban Dub CD (the first album), and my Cattski CD (their EP) and both of the CDs haven’t reached my hands yet. He is addicted to Boxing, Yahoo Fantasy Sports (Basketball and Baseball in particular), NBA, and Basketball. He is also pursuing his dream of becoming a rockstar.
Claudia – Her name is Claudia Maris Redor and she was born on March 19. Her High School friends call her Cleng while her College friends would call her Claude. She took Management of Financial Institutions at De la Salle University. She showed me the world of MIRC–the part of the web that I was ignorant about. She influenced me playing trivias over the IRC and I was hooked into it for some time. She is naturally vain simply because she likes taking picture of herself and she even has a folder in her cellphone dedicated to her vanity.