I am from Bulacan (Philippines), and I hold a degree in Communication Research from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. I’ve worked in IT since 2001, the same year I started blogging. My interests include music, cinema, and photography.

I’m currently residing and working in China.

Shanghai metro selfie


My Blogging History

I started my first blog with weblogger.com back in 2001, but eventually moved on to Livejournal.

Shortly after, I started setting up the leading blog CMS at that time, Movable Type, on a hosted server. I was included in the roster of beta testers for newer versions, and the yet-to-be launched TypePad. Paid licensing happened with Movable Type around 2004, and I went over to the young and promising open-source blog platform then, WordPress.

I purchased the domain raincontreras.com late 2003.



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