I'm a Filipino-New Zealander pursuing Cybersecurity and Performance Arts. Pragmatism and Creativity should be both encouraged. Consequently, I fight for this sentiment through both mediums. Okay, cool. Now let's slowly drop the formality so I can actually just type this thing out with Authenticity, aight? let's go.
Make friends with the right people, create performance arts and cybersecurity content I enjoy and hope for the best but stay grounded to reality. Best case scenario, I manage to build a community that I'd have some sort of voice to campaign for a role or even more meaningful things bigger than me. But hey, Cybersecurity ain't just to invest on my delusions. It just happens to be as true of a passion as my creative side.
Fast forward, I landed a pretty ideal job. I could suddenly call myself an ICT Support Consultant 😎 I thought it was badass, and I still do! haha -I loved it, mate. It was just like what I imagined: a very human-side of the tech industry. It's so fulfilling every-time a Client genuinely appreciated my support.
A thousand tickets later, my stud of a boss, the GOAT, managed to re-wire the thinking of a boy with compromised confidence. Somehow he managed to actually appreciate my work-ethic, improvement and encouraged critical thinking. That's a big deal, man. I was raised by people who were outspoken about how incompetent I was so that was legit pretty life changing.
Our Tech Department suddenly thought that hey, we probably need a Cybersecurity Team. It was better late than never, and guess who managed to encourage a code-hating guy like me to pursue a career that usually condescending programmers place as a holy-grail. Ma boss.
So here I am, after a bit of research, a cybersec certificate plus finding out that my grandad was the Chief of Intelligence for the freaking Philippine Government, I was game. Cybersecurity was just as badass as being an IT Consultant, and it's a career that might just satisfy my Chess Puzzle playing brain, but with actual human factor involved relative to other technology paths.
Why Performance Arts?
Ok. So this is where I invest a bit of money I'd earn from Tech. I still stubbornly pursue trying to be in the entertainment industry because maybe I just simply believed all the hype from the adults who told me that I'm meant to become such a Star. Now here I am, delusional, and still want to play pretend.
"Wait, I thought you were a musician" you say. Well, mate. That's a teenager game. Once you're passed that stage, it becomes more and more unlikely to actually pop into the scene. At least with acting, I can be Morgan Freeman aged and could still look honourable right? Besides, I'd still sing here and there cos what a waste of a Musical Talent otherwise.