Decenber 2009 was an exciting month!
On December 14, I was invited to be a guest on the radio program of The Pamilyang OFW-SME Network Foundation, Inc. (POFW-SMENFI), which airs on the DWBL 1242 AM radio (owned by the FSB Radio Network). I was interviewed by Ricky Mendoza and Maricris (I’m sorry that in the excitement I forgot Maricris surname). They introduced me very warmly as the owner of “MIM Pawnshop Skills and Services who is going to give you an idea about a pawnshop business.”
Ricky and Maricris were gracious enough to allow me to talk about all of MIM”s courses for pawnshop operations in gold appraisal, diamond appraisal, pawnshop management, electro gold plating on jewelry and the services of a licensed pawnshop auctioneer. Ricky asked many questions about gold and diamond appraisal and how it is done and I gave him a very brief procedure on how to test gold and diamonds for authenticity.
This was my first appearance on radio and I was pretty nervous. The discussion took 25 minutes but seemed to fly by in 25 seconds. The interaction was great and I enjoyed it a lot. I felt they enjoyed it too. After the program we talked for another 30 minutes about the Pamilyang OFW-SME Network Foundation, Inc. event on the 26th, 27th and 28th of December (which I just participated in and will update about soon). Ricky Mendoza and I teased about how we are related (we really are not) and Ricky then extended an offer for me to return to the program.
I would like to thank the Pamilyang OFW-SME Network Foundation, Inc. for helping me get on the program and DWBL 1242, Ricky Mendoza and Maricris for making me feel so comfortable.
*Just a note: I have added a link to DBWL 1242 AM radio in the Philippine Media section.