Meet Mati

Hi there! Mati here.

My name comes from the Sanskrit word that could mean one of three things: thought, intellect, or advice. For the record though: I picked out the name even before I knew what it means. I don’t speak nor write Sanskrit but my guess is it depends on the context. I found out that the word also exists in other languages–and with interesting definitions. To the Greeks, it means “eye”. To Indonesians, it’s “death”. There’s a Native American tribe which uses it to refer to gourd but I don’t know which tribe it is.

I’m deemed weird when it comes to my choice of books and music, more so when it comes to food. My friends would easily vouch for that! I’ll spare you the details here. Though I do welcome you to ask.

You’re even more welcome to comment!

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  1. Your Invitation to the Book Launching

    Press Release
    For Immediate Dissemination

    Launching the Power of Balance

    Manila, Philippines 02 August 2012 – The highly acclaimed Power of Balance will be launched together with an open art exhibit reflecting the book’s theme on 18 August 2012, 8-p.m. at the Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery 7274 Collective Malugay st. Makati City.

    People work so hard in trying to achieve specific goals and aims in their life that they forget the purpose of their existence and often get out of balance.

    These imbalances in life more often than not affect not only one aspect of our lives but, in fact have a knock on effect which affects the rest of our life. The “Power of Balance” (published by Primoris Enterprise) by Clint Mendoza offers insights and advice related to this dilemma.

    Power of Balance was written to enlighten people on the precariousness of life and to help them achieve a balanced lifestyle. It teaches new principles and concepts which can help change their perspective of work and life in general. The Power of Balance further persuades us to identify our “personal beliefs” and aids us in making the right daily choices. Our success (or failure) is often the compounded results of our daily choices in life. It endeavours to empower us with a balanced self which we eventually need to expand outwards thereby harnessing the unlimited power of balance.

    Author Clint Mendoza will unleash his Power of Balance on 18 August at 8-p.m. at the Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery 7274 Collective Malugay st. Makati City. The launching will also feature art works by world-class artists specially commissioned to reflect the book’s concept. Advance release copies of the book will also be available on the event. Admission is free.

    Editor’s Notes
    About the Author:
    Clint M. Mendoza started writing at the age of 13. He is a strong advocate of justice and equality. He graduated from the University of the Assumption (UA) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration major in Marketing Management. He was bestowed the top BSBA student award in 2006 & 2008. He also became one of the region’s Top 15 Students in 2009. At 21, he worked as an assistant manager in one of the country’s top company. The following year, he became the branch manager for a multinational corporation. At present, he is currently a University Instructor in one of the country’s state university. He is also pursuing his Master’s Degree in Business Management at Holy Angel University.

    Apart from writing, he enjoys photography and cars. He is also the founder of the Pampanga Writers Circle which aims to develop enthusiastic writers in the region. He is also currently polishing his romance inspired novel which was highly praised in its first review.

    Primoris Enterprise. is the leading publisher for emerging self-publishing authors. For more information, please email md@primorisph.com.

    Editors: For review copies or interview requests, contact:

    Promotional Services
    Email: Promotions@primorisph.com, author@clintmendoza.com

    For Press: email us your intention to attend and you will receive a free signed copy of the book on the day of the event.

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  2. Rick M. says:

    Mati, Ownshelf is a new service for eBook readers to share their ebooks with friends across devices. We just launched our beta and opened up to public use and feedback. I would like to invite you to try it out. Blog about it if you like. And certainly send me any feedback.

    Ownshelf.com

    Regards,
    Rick.

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  3. jwdwrites says:

    Hello Mati, thanks for stopping by my blog and for the follow. 🙂 Are the comments above people posting advertisements?

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    1. matiserrano says:

      You’re very much welcome!

      Not sure, especially with the first two. I never checked them out.

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  4. Hey Mati,
    Thanks for dropping by “Honey.” BTW Weird = interesting. 🙂

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    1. matiserrano says:

      Wow! Thanks so much for that. Very nice of you!

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  5. nice blog…it felt good passing through. stay awesome.

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    1. matiserrano says:

      Thanks! You too.

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  6. drostrata says:

    Hi Mati– thanks for following my blog 🙂 much appreciated.
    you have an interesting blog 🙂

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    1. matiserrano says:

      You’re welcome!

      And thanks for the compliment. That was so nice of you!

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  7. AvA_Martini says:

    Hi,

    I nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    http://ava1martini.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/weve-been-nominated/

    Have a nice day! 🙂

    KJSO

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate it. Your posts and blog are great. I’ve been reading some and enjoyed them. I’ve signed up to follow for future posts.
    Isadora
    http://isadoraartandphotography.com/
    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/

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    1. matiserrano says:

      Wow! Thank you so much. So nice of you to say that.
      And I enjoyed your blog as well.

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  9. THE LADYBOY MIRROR says:

    Are you from the Philippines?

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      1. THE LADYBOY MIRROR says:

        I just saw your blog via dailypost.wordpress.com and I thought the heading picture looked like to be in the Philippines. I am also from the Philippines.. that’s why

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  10. Bivit Gurung says:

    This is touching. I’ve subscribed to you so I can see more of your works. 🙂
    Head over to my page too if you’ve got the time 🙂

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    1. matiserrano says:

      Maybe this weekend, when I’m not under the weather.
      Thank you for subscribing.

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  11. Hi Mati. 😀 i think we had the chance to ride the train together.. literally. 😀 Anyway, i hope you can follow my blog too.. I’m still exploring wordpress and still trying to post more. 😀 #Follow ❤

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    1. matiserrano says:

      Maybe.
      I followed back.
      Have fun exploring!
      Keep on writing.

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      1. Thanks for the follow. 😀
        Well, I’ll read your other posts later.
        Got to go. 😀

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  12. itstwoes says:

    wouldnt it be nice to have a train just for readers? probably wouldnt be the same..

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    1. matiserrano says:

      Maybe I’d miss the crowd.
      Maybe not.

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      1. itstwoes says:

        a crowd of readers
        but yeah…probably too quiet tho

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  13. seeker says:

    Hiya Mat, Where abouts in Manila are you located?

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    1. Mati Serrano says:

      Weekdays–usually–in Manila itself.
      Weekends depend on the weather or the plans or whatever agrees with me first.

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      1. seeker says:

        As far as I remember, Manila is huge, that is in the child’s mind. When I think of Manila these are the areas: Cubao, Quiapo, Espana, Makati, Luneta, etc.

        And the train wasn’t there at the time. Time changed.

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        1. Mati Serrano says:

          That happened to me too. When I went to college which was in the province then came back, the city seemed less overwhelming.
          Oh! So you left before the LRT became operational. Well, now there are two other train lines here. And yet traffic is as bad as ever.

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          1. seeker says:

            Thanks for the Update Mati. Good day, time for me to go to work.

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            1. Mati Serrano says:

              Sure! Good luck with work.

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  14. seeker says:

    I just noticed you have a Freshly Pressed Badge, Mati. Can you direct me to the post, please. Thank you.

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    1. Mati Serrano says:

      You’ve read it.
      It’s “The Letter that Killed Me.”

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      1. seeker says:

        Oh, okay. Duh me. Tank u.

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    1. Mati Serrano says:

      Wow naman! Salamat.

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  15. hey =) i recently got nominated for a couple of awards and was asked to nominate others in turn, so i nominated you. you can check it out here (http://windandlaughter.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/me-awards/) and pass it on if you want to ^_^

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    1. Mati Serrano says:

      Congratulations on the nomination.
      And thanks!

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  16. hey mati serrano, thanks for following. btw, i also read book inside a jampacked train, hahaha. wala lang basagan ng trip diba, hahaha.

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    1. Mati Serrano says:

      Wow. Hahaha! Syempre naman, wala talaga.
      Good luck na lang sa atin na nagbabasa sa tren.
      Thanks so much.

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  17. mparel says:

    Hi Mati, I see you’ve been nominated for a few awards. Here’s another at http://www.onbecomingawriter.com. Thanks.

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    1. Mati Serrano says:

      Thank you so much!

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  18. Patty Castro says:

    Hi, Mati! I nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. Hope you can check my post at http://pinkpensandhighheels.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/a-sweet-blog-surprise/ 🙂 Thanks!

    Love,
    Patty

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  19. Hello, great blog! I’m happy to be your 450th follower!! Congrats on all awesomeness 😀 Blue Xx

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    1. Mati Serrano says:

      Wow! Thanks so much.

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  20. Pink Woods says:

    Hm.. This seems like LRT2 to me!

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    1. Mati Serrano says:

      Actually, it’s not.

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  21. Bebekoh says:

    sang station yung cover photo mo? sa balintawak or sa roosevelt? I miss LRT?

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    1. Mati Serrano says:

      Balintawak Station.
      I think I’d miss it too if I did not ride for a long, despite my numerous complaints.

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      1. Bebekoh says:

        so that’s why it looked familiar. It’s still more convenient to take the MRT/LRT than go through the traffic…

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        1. Mati Serrano says:

          Very much!
          If you don’t mind me asking, where are you now?

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        2. Bebekoh says:

          i don’t mind and im sorry it took me a while to reply. i’m currently in the mideast. whenever i go home for vacation, i do take MRT/LRT all the time. i even rode all the train lines in one day (will go through LRT 1 to Doroteo Jose Station, LRT2 to go to Betty Go Belmonte or Cubao Station, & MRT to Trinoma)

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          1. Mati Serrano says:

            Cool!
            My best friend and I have done a Train Day ourselves years ago. But we went from one end to another of each train line–save for the PNR. Looked dangerous.
            Anyway, it was tiring but fun.

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            1. Bebekoh says:

              i have ridden the PNR train during college… one of the station’s in front of our school. I even rode in one of the aircon trains. it wasn’t dangerous for me, but it was inconsistent. They don’t follow their specified time and more often cancelled trips. sucks!

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              1. Mati Serrano says:

                The station that we were supposed to board from did not have any visible guard and who I believe were passengers looked really shady.
                The inconsistency is also one of the reasons why we backed out.

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                1. Bebekoh says:

                  meron pa bang PNR? parang wala na eh…

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                  1. Mati Serrano says:

                    There is. I hear it when I pass by Blumentritt Station.

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                    1. Bebekoh says:

                      Oh I see.. I should try PNR again! yung mahabang time ko… para okay lang late! 😛

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  22. KP says:

    Hi, Matt, I just stumbled across your blog. I’m excited to read your posts. It’s always so much for fun for me, encountering another Filipino’s work online. Ingat!

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    1. Mati Serrano says:

      Thank you! Ingat ka din.

      Are you working abroad?

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      1. KP says:

        Yup. Yung blog ko ay tungkol sa buhay Filipino sa America. Pinalaki ako sa Saudi. (Pasensiya nalang sa Tagalog ko na sabik kong gamitin. Sabi ng nanay ko, makata ako 🙂 )

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        1. Mati Serrano says:

          Okay lang yun.
          Nakakatuwa nga eh.
          Bihira ko lang din magamit ang Tagalog dito kasi karamihan ng kausap ko eh gamit ay English.
          Tumira ka din dito?

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          1. KP says:

            Nung sanggol lang ako nung nakatira ako sa PIlipinas. Isinilang ako sa Saudi, pero pinalaki ako sa Tagalog kaya kahit papano, nakakasalita ako.

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            1. Mati Serrano says:

              Nakakatuwa naman na pinalaki ka sa Tagalog.
              Marunog ka din bang mag Arabo?

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              1. KP says:

                Kahit kaunti, hindi.

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  23. Theresa says:

    I really love your blog Mati! It is really authentic and real. 🙂

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    1. Mati Serrano says:

      Thank you so much!

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    1. ywwp says:

      Thank you for following my blog, it drives me ahead. regards http://YourWellWisherProgram.wordpress.com

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  24. gpcox says:

    Trying out your site here. Pleased to meet you.

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    1. Mati Serrano says:

      Likewise! Thank you so much.

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  25. The Monching says:

    Hi there, thank you for following The Monching’s Guide. 🙂

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    1. Mati Serrano says:

      You are welcome, Monch.
      See you at the office tomorrow.

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      1. The Monching says:

        Yeah, see you when I see you 😉

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  26. Eu says:

    “My name comes from the Sanskrit word that could mean one of three things: thought, intellect, or advice.”

    Or probably all of them. 😀 They all suit you!

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    1. Mati Serrano says:

      Thanks for the vote of confidence, Eury! 😀

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  27. cheesecake says:

    daming spam sa taas. this one also looks as one pero hindi. kaway kaway lang. 😀

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    1. Kaway-kaway lang din. XD

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