Christopher Jan Benitez

Freelance writer and content marketer by profession. CEO of GoSmrk, a boutique digital agency that focuses on helping online businesses by using the latest and best growth hacking techniques. Magical Tumbong is a place where he vents out about non-work related matters.

Another Overdue Update

I haven’t been able to meet my commitment in writing posts on this blog regularly. Not that there are readers flocking to read my posts here (and not that it factored in to why I don’t write as much), but I still would like to have a platform where I […]

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A Long Overdue Update

There’s too much to share on a single post due to my inactivity. I’ll try to cover as much ground as possible but I’m not making any promises. Swimming on an imaginary oasis In WWE, there’s a guy named CM Punk who delivered a meta-promo that blew everyone’s mind. His […]

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Everything Dies

The X-Men film franchise has always been on the short end of the stick. It started too early when comic-to-movies weren’t taken too seriously. Not to mention, most of the X-Men movies have been dated (X-Men, X2) or ass (X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), if not forgettable (The Wolverine) […]

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On Giving Up

There’s nothing bad about giving up unless you have a terrible reason to do so. I’ve given up on a lot of inconsequential things, as well as important ones that have affected my life greatly. I played guitar in a band which started in 2005. Because I love music so much, […]

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Enjoying the Park

This post is going to be a short one. I’d just like to express my profound love for Parks and Recreation. It’s a TV show that ran for seven years (2009-2015). Leslie Knope, played by the fantastic Amy Poehler, is a protagonist who is the hard-working, most earnest and sincere […]

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How Much Are You Truly Worth?

As a freelance writer, I believe I worked my way up the ladder to request for my asking amount from clients. I started working for $5 for every 500-word articles in 2007. Now, well, let’s just say that I charge more than that. Obvious, I will stumble upon potential customers […]

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Losing It

Yesterday, I was looking for a suit that I’d wear for a function this weekend my wife and I are attending. I was looking for this suit days before but can’t find it in the house. I wore it for my friend’s wedding last year, and it’s the only suit I […]

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Ashes to Ashes

Yesterday evening, my family and I had our foreheads crossed with ashes at mass. To be perfectly honest, I have no idea what Ash Wednesday means anymore. I’m a terrible Catholic – I’m not lying when I say that I observe mass out of obligation in most cases. The repetition […]

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Recommended Productivity Tools to Use

I’m a big productivity nut. I’d like to squeeze as much work I can do with the time I have. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for the best tools and practices to help me become more productive not only for work but also in life. However, I do believe that […]

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