Hi! I’m RJ. Welcome to the online portal of all things RJ.
I’m currently the owner, website administrator, content creator at TheWokeWay.org — a website and service focused on musings and inspirations on the path to spiritual awakening. I also do tarot readings regularly on YouTube.com/RJMarmol to help people navigate life decisions with a clearer picture of their issues through the help of tarot cards.
I’m also chief content creator and curator at A Day In The Life Of RJ — a technology blog focused on iPhone apps news and reviews. I write both free and paid app reviews. This is a personal turned political blog turned technology blog, which pretty much captures my varied interests that carries on to this day.
I am also the owner and founder of COgent Beauty PH — a skin care brand selling beauty products, with plans to expand as a premiere online beauty store and marketplace in the Philippines.
My first ecommerce project is WhateverBuys which I started to code in college in 1998 before migrating it to AgoraCart, then Multiply.com and eventually to Shopify.
On the side, I also sing cover songs under the artist name “HeyRJ”.
My latest albums of cover songs are now available everywhere online via my own site, http://HeyRJMusic.com and all major digital music stores.
You can stream my entire discography or listen to my playlist via Spotify https://smarturl.it/HeyRJSpotify or https://smarturl.it/ThisIsHeyRJ
Or check my covers on iTunes/Apple Music https://smarturl.it/HeyRJiTunes
I consider myself an early adopter in all things web-tech and don’t mind tearing apart anything bound by screws — I am after all a technician by education and profession before all this.
After college, I’ve worked extensively in semiconductor manufacturing (Amkor Technology Philippines) as Equipment Test Technician for 7 years repairing and maintaining various handlers and testers of integrated circuits (ICs) — the thing your electronic devices are made of.
Following this madness, I’ve worked as Customer Service Representative for various BPO companies in the banking (HSBC), health insurance (BlueCross/BlueCross CA), telecoms (Telstra), mobile technical/hardware support (BlackBerry) and directory assistance industry (US 411).
My first love, however is — and always will be creative writing and technology (and singing in the shower, if that counts).
Connect with me on any or all of my social media links above to use any of my services, to collaborate or to simply say hi! 🙂