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This Instagram trick lets you change the app icon to its old logos

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Remember when the Instagram icon was that little classic Polaroid camera with the rainbow stripe? Well now you can get it back on your phone and we know exactly how to change it back.

Instagram has been around for 10 years and to celebrate this milestone, Instagram has added a load of new features, including the icon change. Not only can you get the original icon but you can also get a gold icon, black icon and a pride icon that’s in rainbow stripes.

How to Change Instagram Logo? Here’s How.

  • Open Instagram and click on your profile.
  • Now to the Settings Section and Pull it Down.
  • Once you pull it, there will be a 'Celebrate With Us' section.
  • It features the list of icons along with the Year in which it was functioning.
  • Click on the icon that you want and done. 
  • You will see the message "You have changed the icon for Instagram." 
  • In case, you are not getting the option, check if you have the latest update installed on your phone.

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Getting in the Scene with Banana Queen, Joyce Glorioso

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Within 27 years, Joyce Glorioso has already changed two worlds. First, the quiet blue of the Pagbilao sky that erupted in bliss on the day of her birth. Second, the stirring silence of West Virginia, USA, where two years ago, had been home to her laughter and dreams when she spent months of her BS HRM traineeship.

These worlds were her own, and they’re stories we would never hear unless we meet Joyce. In an interview with Metroscene Mag, Joyce Glorioso, or more popularly known in social media as “Joyang”, shared stories of her life, and her thoughts on how her simple yet fun world, was slowly beginning to be a part of ours.

Banana Queen

With over 420,000 followers, and 6.6 Million likes on TIkTok, Joyang gained social media fame when she started creating and uploading short comedic skits, and her version of viral dance challenges on the app. She gained attention first on TikTok, then on other social media sites like Twitter, where she uploads her videos that get thousands of likes and retweets.

Perhaps her most remarkable contents were the videos in which a bunch of bananas can be seen hanging like a ‘chandelier’ in plain view. But Joyang didn’t earn the title of “Banana Queen” just because she uses bananas in her videos as props. She earned this title because, as the famous line goes - “Maghanap ka ng puno sa Pilipinas, saging lang ang may puso!” - and indeed, there are many content creators in the country today, but what can easily set Joyang apart from them all, is her heart.

Having been raised in a small and simple family in Pagbilao, Quezon, with a humble sari-sari store as a source of income, Joyang was aware of how the pandemic turned lives upside down, and wanted to give people something that would at least, make them smile.

“I want to help people who are suffering today to reduce their stress by creating funny contents to make them happy”, Joyang stated, emphasizing that most of her content were inspired by the eagerness to bring joy during these trying times.

Social Media Star

Joyang never planned to become a content creator, nor become viral in different social media sites. As a graduate of Hotel Restaurant Management, her dream was to score a job abroad, and eventually earn enough money to build her parents’ dream house.

Just like most of us, Joyang began using social media sites as an outlet, and as an escape from boredom. But being the naturally funny, good-spirited person that she is, the videos that she posted caught the attention of netizens with its right level of relatability, and humor that many people found extremely entertaining to watch. Soon, the number of her followers and views grew, and now she’s currently working on her YouTube channel, Joyang TV, where she uploads life vlogs mixed with jolly and quick-witted jokes.

In pursuing the kind of content she makes in her social media accounts, Joyang shared that she has “Five Fs” as her sources of motivation - Family, Friends, Followers, Filipinos and Father Above. Her list of motivations also includes Filipino comedians that she looks up to, and many of her idols who inspire her to make content that turns ordinary things in life as sources of a good laugh.

Despite the positivity and light-heartedness of her videos, some people still find a reason to hate on her and her works. “I just ignore it”, she said, and explained that she just tries to be patient with them, and be more understanding of their opinions.

The Joy in Joyang

It’s easy to discredit content creators due to the notoriety attached to social media fame, and with many creators becoming more arrogant as they become more popular. Joyang on one hand, despite having thousands of fans, does not think the same way. “I really don't see myself as an influencer, I just see myself as an individual who's spreading good vibes through social media”.

Behind the fun and famous personality we see on our screens, is a person of great humility. In real life, the 27-year-old Banana Queen is just a daughter who helps in running their family business; the social media star is just an ordinary girl with an extraordinary creativity that shines through; and JoyangTv is just the young and witty Joyce Glorioso who continues to dream big while making sure we watch her videos with a smile on our faces.

Joyang ended the interview with this message for young aspiring content creators: “Focus on what they are doing, remind themselves to always be thankful to God for all the blessings, small or big. Follow their dreams and never give up. And lastly to be kind - the most essential thing in these trying times. For me even if you're not an educated person, if you have a kind heart and a pure soul, you can inspire every single person around you”.

By: Kim Argosino

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This AI artist turns your selfie into a charming anime for free

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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Ever wondered what you'd look like as an Anime character? 

 Selfie 2 Waifu is the newest selfie craze to hit social media. It combines facial recognition with anime-like filters to make you look like an anime.

The AI can help you turn your selfies into anime character, just like your favorite anime characters in tv and mangas.

For best results, participants are advised to submit a clear passport-style picture with a plain background. Although the site can also generate male anime results, as the name suggests the system generally performs better on female selfies.

 The website can be found here. Go forth and see what you look like if your an anime.

We turned some of our favorite memes into animes. Here are the results:

Mimiyuuh No Basuke

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Sailor Ninang 

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Cardcaptor Krissy 

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The Scene: Pipay Kipay And The Humor Of Subtle Shade

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has put almost everything on pause. However, as we sink deeper to the quarantine period, a handful of promising and talented content creators are rising—not only to entertain—but to spread awareness as well.

With all the things happening in the country, having a content creator or an influencer who can speak our language is a breath of fresh air. Luckily, we can finally get to breathe that good air with Pipay Kipay!

19-year-old Civil Engineering student John Paul Joseph Santos, also known as Pipay Kipay, has gone viral numerous times on Twitter and have gained a huge amount of attention—all for good reason.

In his viral videos, Pipay Kipay hilariously features the different situations everyone faces during the n-month-long quarantine period. But what sets Pipay Kipay from the other content creators out there? His subtle political shades.

In this feature, Metroscene Mag is lucky to have the chance to talk to Pipay Kipay himself. Here's why Pipay can make the basic influencers run for their money:

Also Read: 6 Content Creators Redefining What It Means To Be An Influencer

Metroscene: Have you always wanted to become a content creator? 

Pipay: Yes of course! I looked up to many content creators na hindi lang nagpoproduce ng entertaining content but also truth. I’ve always wanted to do videos na alam kong may purpose at may patutunguhan. I also love editing my own videos, it makes me happy na alam ko yung nilabas kong content is pinag isipan at nalaanan ko ng puso. 

M: Where do you get ideas for your videos?

P: Usually from news, I don’t usually refer sa social media lalo na kung hindi verified yung source, ayokong magkalat ng fake news lalo na sa audience ko. Minsan sa mga ganap din sa buhay na alam kong maraming makakarelate ganern! 

M: What’s your motivation in pursuing this kind of content? Who are your inspirations?

I’m a fan of quality contents na hindi mema. I like something po na may matututunan ako as well as my audience. I really look up as an inspiration po sila kuya Macoy Dubs, Dora Dorado, Davao Conyo, etc. gusto ko yung content na may kabuluhan na may konting shadyness xhnz! 

M: How did you find the courage to publicly show your opinions?

Kung hindi pa ngayon, kailan? Now’s the right time, dapat na tayong marinig. Kung may say ka, say it, kung natatakot ka that’s the sign na alam mong may pinaglaban ka. Ako personally, natatakot, I’m too young for this, but no too young to voice out my side. 

M: Have you dealt with any hater in social media? How did you respond?

Me personally, di ako masyadong palabasa ng comments. Comment section are way too dangerous and hurtful. If ever man na may nakita kong hate comment, ignore, I am also a viewer, not all contents are for everyone naman. 

M: What’s the message you want to tell young aspiring content creators?

Use your platforms wisely, one day you’ll become a great influencer. Make your viewers remember you as a quality content creator, that used his/her platform as a voice and did something for the country and its people. And make them remember that you used the title “influencer” the way it should be used. Discipline yourself, you can’t influence others if you don’t start it within you. 

M: And lastly, your message to the youth especially in these trying times?

Work hard. Don’t waste time. Time flies so fast, so make the most out of it and be productive. There’s no such thing that can hinder you from reaching your dreams. Lastly, follow safety protocols and be safe.

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SB19 Iconic Moments, Ranked | Metroscene Mag

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Even if you aren't mainly a  K-pop fan or If you've been in the international K-pop fandom for a long time, you probably already came across this particular boy group. 

 We're talking about the all-Pinoy, K-pop inspired boy band SB19.

SB19 took the internet by storm this year as their dance practice video went viral. Now, John Paul,  Josh, Stellvester, Felip Jhon and Justin recently celebrated their first anniversary as a group!

 We have listed their most iconic performances so far!

1. SB19 performs "Go Up" LIVE on Wish 107.5 Bus

2. SB19 accepts Vice Ganda's Speed Dance Challenge

3. SB19 singing Go Up live (without back up song) in MYX



Here's to many more years of success!

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13 Underrated Taylor Swift Songs You Forgot That Existed

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Well, Taylor Swift considers number 13 to be her lucky number and with her album "Lover" receiving a record of twelve nominations at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year and Song of the Year, and winning Video of the Year. Taylor Swift is really the lucky one.

In honor of Taylor Swift, here are some of the best and most overlooked Taylor tracks for your pure enjoyment. 

1. Invisible

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I mean, everyone knows about the album, but everyone seems to forget about this heartbreaking song about having a crush. I think it's a cute, painful song with a great melody and a great story to listen to — a significant throwback in 7th grade.

2. A Perfectly Good Heart

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Do you remember your first heartbreak? This track was released when Taylor was still in her teenage years, and the song perfectly conveys the feelings a young person goes through  the end of their first serious relationship.

3. I’d Lie

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This song was never on a T.S album, and I still wonder why on earth Taylor did not released it. There's something about the song that makes me sad whenever I listen to it. I didn't really understand it when I first heard it, but as I got older, this song just got better and better.

4. The Best Day

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I don't know about you but whenever this track comes up in a shuffle play-I cry. "Best day" is a track from the album fearless. It is a heartwarming song about how Taylor's father loved her when she was little and continues to love her. Isn't that sweet?

5. Never Grow Up
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I have always considered this track as a sister song of 'The Best Day' from Fearless. Swifties would probably say that 'Never Grow Up' is a dreamy take on childhood innocence. I personally love this track because it serves as a reminder to cherish every moment of love and joy. 

6. Haunted

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The album Speak Now has a lot of underrated songs, and I don't understand why. Haunted, is one of my personal favourite track on this album but apparently, it's also one of the most underrated ones. 

7. Stay Stay Stay

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This song  never fail to make me smile whenever I listen to it. It's an ultimate bop from the "RED" album, and for the longest time, it makes me believe that love actually does exist. 

8. I Almost Do

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I Almost Do is a lyrical masterpiece, and I think everyone deserves to hear it at least once in their lifetime. I have no word for this song. Just Listen to it. Period.

9. Clean
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Taylor wrote this song with Imogen Heap, and it's one of her most powerful songs. The melody and the beat of the song just take you slowly into a peaceful state of mind while the lyrics guide you and tell you to let all the sadness go. This track is just perfect. 

10. This Love
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"This Love" was the very first song written for 1989 and was recorded shortly before the release of Red. Swift described the song as "Like saying goodbye to the past and the previous four albums". 

11. King Of My Heart

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I have to be honest, this track from the Reputation album grew on me. It wasn't one of my favourite track on the album when it came out, but as I listen to it, the expressiveness of the main vocal took me to heaven. It's a surreal and dreamy song that everyone should listen to. 

12. Daylight
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In this track, Taylor is like telling us that it's a new day for a new life. It's a new beginning. I feel Daylight is so underrated for bigger ballads in the album overshadow it, but it's one of my favourites so far. In this song Taylor gives the idea of hope that soon, everyone will see their version of Daylight in their lives.

13. It's Nice to Have a Friend

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I was so taken aback the first time I heard "It's Nice to Have a Friend." I listened to the album in order, and it was just one of the most emotional experience after following her music for so many years. 

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Phew. Taylor has given us so much! 

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