Hi, I'm John Vinny 'Basti' Marquez!

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Did you know that I like Unicorns? Want to know more? Start the tour!

I WRITE CODE FOR FOOD

My current day job involves writing code usually in C# for Magenic Manila. I've also worked for Gurango Software and BlastAsia earlier in my career. I've been working as a Silverlight Integrator specializing in front-end/presentation layer coding for 5 years until November 2013. At the time of this writing, I've been re-tooling myself to get back into web development. I have this new found love for all things HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and iOS development.

I'm on


I know about UX too!

I DO UX DESIGN

There is a lot of misconception between UX and UI Design. The UI is but a part of the whole experience. 'UX Design' means designing an experience which brings together the company, the product, and the service.

My main responsibilities are doing Workflows, Wireframes, and Research. I do assets like images, layouts, mockups and stuff when needed. Drawing pretty unicorns is not a required skill in UX Design.


One product coming right up!

I HEART PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

I've always been a fan of Product Development. I've been lucky to be part of the early stages of Xamun when I worked in BlastAsia. Since then, I've been hooked to PD.

Watch out for Travel Juan and Wufenmau!


Did you know that I have an affinity for music?

MUSIC HELPS ME MAINTAIN MY SANITY

I've been playing with (singing for) bands since highschool. I've been with Sakura Beat, El Guitarista, Batang Tumutunog, and Nimbus Crowd. I'm not a pro but I'm not tone deaf either.

Some of the artists in my playlist are Mind's Eye, The Dawn, Gin Blossoms, Mr. Big, Toe, Hiromi Uehara, The Winery Dogs, Audioslave, L'Arc~en~Ciel, and Circus Maximus.

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Sound body, sound mind!

WAX ON, WAX OFF...

My dad taught me the basics of Boxing when I was in elementary. I did Taekwondo from highschool up to some point in college. I'm still waiting for the right time to get myself a blackbelt. I got the chance to practice Yaw-yan Fervillion for a few months around 3 years ago.

FitBox Technogym currently takes care of my Strength and Conditioning, Boxing, and Muay Thai training.


Games are an integral part of life!

I GAME, DO YOU?

I heart Hearthstone, it's the only game I play nowadays. I used to play DoTA but not anymore. Given the chance I would love to play Pokemon, Monster Hunter, and Bravely Default on the 3DS. I like the RPG, TCG, Action/Adventure, and Fighting genres.

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I don't just write code!

'CTRL + Z' IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD

Yes my friend, that is a wooden bike. I mostly write about my experiences, especially about technology, photography, music, and travel. I do not consider myself a writter nor a blogger. I'm merely a person who has a lot of passions and interests that I like to write about.

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The last hurrah!

THANKS FOR VISITING!

Even my dog Kobi appreciates it. He wants to give you a doggy-high-five! If you want to reach out (to me, not to Kobi) you can do so through any of these:

                       

If you have even more time you can visit the other sections of my site. Have fun!

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