Monday, August 31, 2009

Awards from Friends..Thank You!

I’ve got 3 awards this week. Wow. I am so thankful with these three people who gave these awards to me. David F. of Basicbloganomics passed this Humane Blog Award to me. Becki of Harmony in Motion gave me a Loyal Award while Laiza of Pieces of Me gave the 100% SassyBlogger Award. I would like to say thank you guys for passing these enjoyable and lovely awards to me. I appreciated it so much.




This is from David F. author of Basic Bloganomics. Visit his blog and you will be entertained well. He got PR4 now. Congrats David.




This Loyal Award came from Becki. Muahh! She's a first-time mom (her baby is so cute) and I can tell that she deserved this award too because she's also loyal to the people who always visited her, so visit her blog and be one of her friends now.




And here's the award from Laiza author of Pieces of Me. Muahh!! This young blogger is living here in Davao too. We are near to each other but we didn't meet yet in person hmmm. Hope one day, we will meet in person. How's that Laiza. lol.


Now, I am passing these 3 awards to all my friends here regardless if you have these awards already or not. I know you are ALL deserving to have these 3 awards guys. Grab it when you have time.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Earn money from your blog

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I found this site thru a blogger friend. I was skeptical at first because we all know that there are lots of scams here asking you to write or review something but eventually they don’t pay you for your work. I am glad that this site is genuine. They have sufficient numbers of advertisers that are just waiting for qualified bloggers to write about their products and services. So, to my fellow bloggers, don’t waste your time, visit LinkFromBlog and join now.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

I was terminated...

Bad day for me. Yesterday, I noticed that my Bidvertiser banner ads were missing. I thought it was just not downloaded completely because of my very slow connection. So I just ignored it yesterday and I continued doing my rounds here. Today, when I opened my blog, the ads were still not showing even though I have a little faster connection. So I went to the site and checked what's happening with my ads. I was shocked when I read that my account was terminated. Here’s what they said about my account.

Account terminated

Dear,

We are sorry to inform you that our editorial team has found that your site is not qualified to be part of our network.

Reason for termination:

Please understand that we can not accept every site as we are obligated for a certain level of quality in order to provide the best service and traffic to our advertisers.

We would kindly ask you to remove any BidVertiser HTML code from your website ASAP.


My question is, if my blog is not qualified then why did they allow me to publish the advertiser’s advertisements? And why they only terminated my account when it is time for them to pay me. I received an email from them that I will have my first payment end of this month for $10.44. Today is August 27 here and supposed to be, this coming Monday will be my first payment with them. Now, is this their tricks or technique to earn money? They let bloggers publish an advertiser’s ads and then maybe they will get the payment from the advertisers but they will not pay the publishers? What a business. They are so smart to grab the money from people’s work. I wish they would have just put the reason for my termination but it was blank. Well, I hope you guys will not have an experience like this. So, now I understand that they are ALL the same.


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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I Love Bonsai Plants..

I went to the Botanical Gardens just to take photos of the plants, the flowers like wild orchids and the fruit bearing trees there. I enjoyed taking photos of the things inside the garden. One of the places that I loved was the display of the very beautiful Bonsai plants. I love the Bonsai plant but I don’t know how to take care of it. I had Bonsai plants when I was in Manila, I bought that in Baguio City but it was not as good as what I saw in the gardens the other day. Luckily there was a man who was assigned to that place to take care or watch the people while inside the garden. I asked him how to take care of the Bonsai plants. I was lucky then because he was in the mood to explain everything lol. I listened eagerly because I really love Bonsai plants. I want to have it in our house. So, here are the Bonsai plants that I took the other day. Hope you like it too.

Oh by the way, the Bonsai plant display is part of the Kadayawan Festival celebration. They have competitions for this plant, orchid flowers and all other flowers that have unique presentation. Saturday morning was the Indak-Indak competition (Street Tribal Dancing) and on Sunday was the floral parade, so watch for more pictures of these 2 events. Enjoy everyone.

So, here are the Bonsai plants....




















Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sunday Adventure Part III



While we were eating our lunch, I had so many questions for my cousin about his daily life in the mountains. His father, who is my uncle, died already when he was 9 years old. I asked him how he lives on that place alone with no family because his mother and other siblings are living very far from here in Davao City . He shared his experiences in the mountains with us and I can’t believe that there are some beliefs that exist until now . My Aunt who invited me to go to the mountain has two rest houses. These rest houses are not really good houses like in the city. My cousin told us that he doesn’t like to sleep in the other house because that house is like in the road, or path, of our native vampire here or what we called “wak-wak” in Visayan and “Aswang” in Tagalog.

I didn’t believe him when he told us that there is really a vampire in that place but when Aunty told us too that she doesn’t like to sleep at night at that house because of that vampire, I was then a little bit scared. Janjan was scared too. Lol. My Aunt and my cousin had the same experience when the vampire hopped to the roof of the house at night. They said, the house shakes a little and they heard the sounds or voice of the vampire saying “waaakkk, waaaakkkk” in a very small voice or sounds. That’s why they called it here as “wak-wak” because of the sounds they hear at night. I asked them if they really drink human blood just like we saw in the movies. Aunty said no, they are not blood sucker. These creatures are just looking for pregnant women and they will just hop on the roof of that pregnant woman and smell the baby in the womb and the baby will die. They also love to smell infants, for them an infant is the most delicious food for them. Yikes!! My cousin has a neighbor but not actually near to his small house, he said, his neighbor has a healthy fat baby, while the family was already in the bed, the baby kept on crying. The mother tried to stop the baby from crying until they were all sleeping. When they woke up in the morning, the baby had died. They believed that the vampire killed the baby because the stomach of the baby was so thin.

I heard this creature when I was still young, especially in the place of my grandmother in Bohol but nobody can testify that there is really a vampire or a normal person changing the identity at night. How about you guys, especially for Filipinos, do you believe in our vampires here like wak-wak, manananggal, etc.? If so, can you share your experience here? More stories coming up this week.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Happy Birthday to Dhemz Dias




Happy Birthday Dhemz (My Life's Perception & Inspiration)
today is your day,
My best wishes & thoughts
are going your way!

I hope it is special
& fun too,
for if anyone deserves it,
it would surely be you!

Best Wishes on Your Birthday!

Hugs and kisses from me and Janjan

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sunday Adventure Part II


On the way going to the mountain, after the town proper, the adventure has started. The road was so rough. The van we were riding in was like a dancing van. When I looked at the side of the road, it was a small drainage. The road was just enough for one vehicle and if there’s another vehicle coming your way, one must go to the side and let the other vehicle pass and if there is no way to go to the side because it is a drainage, one must go back ‘til you can look for a place to go to the side. I was so nervous and scared while we were climbing the mountain. I was holding so tight to the handle bar of the van because the movement of the van was not stable. It went to the right, and then to the left. There were times that I shouted when the van wavered and I felt that we will overturn. My Aunt was also nervous; she wanted to go down from the van and will just walk to the house. I asked my Aunt how far we were at that time from the house and she said, 4 to 5 miles. My eyes were rolling and I said no way, I will not walk. So my Aunt stayed inside the van and just kept on praying. I saw her closing her eyes while her mouth was murmuring. I wanted to laugh but I was also scared. It was a mixed emotion. When we reached the place, it was like “Praise God” we finally reached our destination safe and still breathing. Lol.

We got out of the van and I raised my hands because I was so tired holding the bars. I asked my Aunt how was she and she said she’s okay and when our driver told us that he was praying while driving because it was his first time to drive in very rough roads, we were shocked but then we were laughing because the four of us were very nervous and only Janjan was so happy while we were on the road. He likes the van going to different direction. He said, it was like roller coaster. Gosh! Well, that was a great experience in a very rough road. I will continue my adventure in the next post. Watch for it.


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Monday, August 17, 2009

Sunday Adventure


The cacao fruit

Yesterday, we went to the mountain where most of my mother’s relatives live. My mother’s cousin died that’s why we went there to visit for the last day of the wake. But I have a dual purpose why I went there. My mother’s relatives have a wide farm of Durian, banana for export, cacao and corn fields. We left here in our house around 10:00 in the morning and we arrived there at exactly 12:00 noon. So, my cousin cooked our food because he didn’t expect that we will come at noon. When we were at the table already, Janjan, my son didn’t want to eat because we were using the banana leaf as our plate and we will eat using our hands. No spoon and fork. It was my aunt's rest house or guard house for the Durian farm and it was only my cousin who stayed there so he has only 1 plate, 1 glass, 1 spoon, a small cooking pot and an old native jar for drinking water. I asked my cousin where he gets water for drinking, bath, washing etc. and he said, the people living there were just using rain water, if no more rains, no water and they need to go to proper market to buy water for drinking. Asked me how far the town from the mountain is, it was approx. 5 - 6 miles from the market to their mountain, with no car, jeep or truck but there were motorcycles for hire and payment is somewhat very expensive for them.

As we ate our lunch, I kept on asking my cousin about the place, how the people live, the school etc. and he said kids will walk around 4 miles going to school and if it is rainy, the road is muddy, slippery so the kids will just hold their slippers and wear those again at school. They also use a banana leaf as their umbrella when it rained. There were small stores there but it was almost near to the school. After eating, we headed to our aunt’s wake just a short distance from my aunt’s rest house. I met my other cousins there for the first time, my uncles and aunts, nephews and nieces. They were thankful that they met me because I am the oldest granddaughter of my grandfather who is the brother of their fathers and my grandfather is the youngest brother of their fathers. I was also happy to see and meet them all. Well, this is it for now and I will continue my Sunday adventure in the next posts.






Me, trying to get the Durian fruit but it was still young and not yet ready for harvesting.




The cacao tree and its fruits wrapped in a plastic bags to protect from bees.




The corn fields.



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Friday, August 14, 2009

Merchant Service Solutions For Your Online Business

My husband and I are planning to have an online business like a gift shop but the only problem we have is that, neither of us knows how to get the payments of the customers. We understand that if it is an online business, payments will be made in terms of credit cards because this is the trend now but who can help us to make or assists the customer’s payments. My husband asked me to look for a site that can help us to solve our problem. As I was surfing the internet, I came across this site and I was happy to learn that they accept all types of businesses whether big or small. They even accept Mail Order/Telephone Order, Dating Sites, Gambling, Travel Agencies and many more for a very affordable set-up to handle your client’s payments. I was glad that my problem was resolved. We can now continue our plans to have a gift shop online store. They can provide the services we need like accepting payments online and with their very low and affordable rates to set up the business equipment we need, I am sure we will have a good venture with them.

So, for those who are looking for a site to set up or assist your customer’s payments, even if you have a small business or maybe someone assists you already for your customer’s payment, why not try to visit www.acceptcreditcards.me and compare their services to what you have right now. With better rates, and a well-explained merchant agreement, I am sure that you will have a good business experience with them too.


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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Chocolate Math Calculator

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I got this Chocolate Math Calculator when I was dropping EC’s few days ago. I forgot to save her url, sorry and I can’t find her anymore. I hope, if she reads this cute and amazing chocolate calculator, I wish she will leave a comment so I can edit this and I will give her link here. So, here it goes, the Chocolate Math Calculator
This is amazing! Afternoon math time! :-)

Its fun and I wonder how it works.

Don't tell me your age; you probably would tell a falsehood anyway

-but the Hershey Man will know YOUR AGE BY CHOCOLATE MATHS


This is pretty neat.


DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST!

It takes less than a minute.

Work this out as you read.

Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out!

This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun.


1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10)


2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)


3. Add 5


4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the calculator!


5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1759 ...

If you haven't, add 1758.


6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.


You should have a three digit number


The first digit of this was your original number

(i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).


The next two numbers are


YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)


THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR (2009) IT WILL EVER WORK, SO SPREAD IT AROUND

WHILE IT LASTS.

chocolate Calculator.


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Monday, August 10, 2009

Cute Puppy



She is our cutest puppy here in the house. She’s 10 weeks old. She has a sister but she died after 2 days they were born. She’s a very playful puppy and she loves pandesal (bread) every morning. It was my son named Janjan who gave her name Nikky because her mother’s name is Jinky and the father’s name is Jacky. She’s so special here in the house. So, here’s how Nikky introduce herself to the world….


Hello World...

My name is Nikky…

I am the cutest puppy…

I am so lucky…..

Because everybody loves me…

I , thank you….


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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Doing manicure/Pedicure at Home



I went to beauty salon yesterday because my toe nail was hurting. I have my own manicure/pedicure sets but I am tired of cleaning my own. So, I went to my favorite beauty salon. When I was there, I forgot that it was Saturday and usually, their customers came on Saturdays and Sundays especially for those who are working. I was on the line and I was not happy with it, so I headed home and I told myself that I will do it on my own. There are also advantages of giving myself a manicure/pedicure at home. I can save my money, time and I don’t have to wait my turn. So, when I got home, I quickly got my cleaning tools and started to clean. For those who didn’t know the proper way of cleaning your own nails. Here are the quick steps.

• Carefully remove all existing nail polish with cotton balls or pads with a nail polish remover.
• Shape your nails with a file. It’s up to you what nail shapes do you like, oval, round or square. Mine is always oval shape.
• Soak your nails with soapy water to soften dry skin and rough cuticles.
• Dry nails a little and start pushing back the cuticle of each nail with an orangewood stick. Don’t push hard to the tip of your nails because the inner part is so soft. Remove the cuticles but not too deep to avoid infection.
• Clean with water using your nail brush. Pat your nails dry for a longer-lasting manicure/pedicure.
• Apply your nail polish but apply first the base coat then the colored nail polish and the last one is your clear topcoat to make your nail polish last longer.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Fruits around the house...

While I didn't have internet connection the other day, I went out of the house looking for some friends or neighbors to talk with. You know Filipino wives, during their free time, usually early afternoon, talking outside in the house are one of their favorite diversions. They have favorite place to stay while talking, gossiping or doing something. While I was with them, my pregnant friend asked her husband to get a young coconut because she wants to drink fresh coconut water. I told her why not make it plenty so we can make a fresh buko salad (young coconut salad). Everybody agreed. This is what I like here in Davao. When you want to eat or make a buko salad, you can just ask the buko from our neighbor's coconut tree. You don't need to go to the market and buy. Whatever fruits you can see in your neighbor's yard here, you can ask for that as long as you will eat it and not sell it. In my small parcel of land, I have jackfruit, papaya, and banana tree. If somebody asks the fruit, they are free to get it as long as they will not get it all lol Here are the fruits that you can see in our neighbor's yard and the fruits in my lot.



The buko salad we made...


Jackfruit tree. The young fruits wrap in a plastic bag so that bees can't hop in. This is from my vacant lot. I wish next year, I can build a house here.


The banana tree in my vacant lot too.


Janjan up on a Tambis tree.

Janjan on a guava tree.

Tambis fruit

Avocado tree and it's fruit.



The green mango fruit.




Caimito or Starapple fruit



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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Loyal Friend and Visitor Award


When I got my connection today, I hurriedly open my blog. I went straight to my CB checking who visited me these past few days while I was not here. I saw David F. name and he was telling me that he has an award for me. I smiled and I went to his blog. Oh, I was surprised because the award is for loyal friends. I was not here for a couple of days and still my friends were here looking for me. What a great award from David F. I am so thankful to David because he always included me in his lists whenever he has an award. Again, thank you so much David for this beautiful award. Cheers! More power to your Basic Bloganomics.

Here’s the rule:

1. Copy the loyal picture above
2. Pass it to you think who is/are deserving.
3. Leave a message to them
4. Pass as many as you want.
5. Message back or leave a comment to the owner.


Now I am so excited to pass this award to the all my friends who always there for me. You deserve this award guys.

Dhemz, Chubskulit, Shydub, Cacai M., Lulu, Vhing F., Laiza, Kittykat, Anygen, Shy in Sweden, Yen (Heavenly Delight), Hopeful, Chuchie, Bengalicious, Betchay, Kris (Simply Happy Me), Meryl, Bingkee, Amy, Twerlermz, AUGUSTINIANS, Russ (Grampy and You), Dorothy (Self-Esteem Blog), and Sandee (Commedy Plus).

Grab when you can guys and thank you again for all the support you gave to my blogs.

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My Apology and Thank You

I was not happy again with my internet connection this morning. I tried so many times to connect it but it was always failed. I contacted again my agent and I told her that I didn’t have internet connection again since last night. The technician came yesterday afternoon to check everything here and he found out that there was nothing wrong with my computer because that was they thought that maybe my computer has a problem. He made some changes to my connection settings and he told me to call the hotline in case I still have problems. When he left, I still have connection but it was so slow and it was hard to open a site even my blog. So, I just turn off the computer and watched again the burial of our ex-President Cory Aquino. Well, I was patiently clicking the connection this morning until I saw that the icon was blinking. Gosh, I was glad when I read it that I am now connected. I just wish I will not be disconnected today since I owe a lot now to all my friends who always present to my 2 blogs. And I would like to say thank you to all of them for visiting my blog even if I am not here.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

No Internet Connection



For two days, I didn’t have an internet connection. I felt so bad because I can’t visit my friends blogs and I can’t even drop my EC cards. It came back yesterday morning but it was just for a few minutes and then it was gone again and never came back the whole day. I went to the office just to ask why I only have fast internet connection in the morning and in the afternoon ‘til in the evening, the connection is very slow. Still, the answer was the same that I already heard before.

Well, while I didn’t have a connection, I was able to watch on TV the wake and march of former President Cory Aquino. Janjan, my 8 year old son, asked if all presidents in the Philippines , when he/she died, the people will all march for him/her. I told him no. It is only for ex-President Cory Aquino and he asked why. I told him that the ex-President when she was still alive did a good job for the Filipino people. She’s a very good person, a good leader, and silent but brave, that’s why the people loved her so much. She saved the country and brought back the true democracy when she became President. My son didn’t understand it yet the whole life story of Tita Cory as President in the Philippines but he has in mind that if you are a good person, people will love you and will be loyal to you too ‘til the end of your life just like what he saw on TV.

Filipinos from all walks of life filled the streets of Metro Manila for the procession to the Manila Cathedral and honored Aquino as her coffin, with a Philippine flag draped over it and loaded on a flatbed truck adorned with yellow flowers. Business establishments along EDSA and the Makati central business district showered the procession with confetti, reminiscent of the funeral march for Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. in 1983. Streamers and banners bearing the words “Cory, di ka nag-iisa,”(Cory, you are not alone) “Salamat at paalam President Cory” (Thank you and Goodbye President Cory) and “We love you Cory” also filled EDSA and Ayala Avenue in Makati .

There were thousands of people also awaited the remains of former President Corazon Aquino at the Manila Cathedral yesterday. It was so touching when closest friends and relatives were sharing their memories with the late ex-President. I can’t help myself not to cry. Today, Wednesday, she will be buried beside her late husband Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr.

The mother of democracy is gone but her memories will stay in our hearts forever.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

This Cat Is Pretty Ugly...


This cat could quite possibly be one of the ugliest cats in the world. But it's all in the eyes of the beholder says the veterinarian owner. His chest sports some gnarly locks, but the rest of his skin is bald and rubbery with a rat-like tail and a wrinkly face.

My friend sent this picture to me about this cat. At first I was “sorta” errr.. What the heck is that? Is it a cat, a rat, or a dog?? Geezz but when I read it, I feel so guilty judging the looks of this cat. His name is Ugly Bat Boy, Ugly for short. He’s 8 year old cat and he had a sister that looked just like him, but she died as a kitten. The owner said, this cat is so loving and every time the vet has client, this cat is just quit in a corner and didn’t mind the people looking at him and telling that he is so ugly. Pity cat.


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Saturday, August 1, 2009

EC Top Droppers in July

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-->To all my top droppers for the month of July, thank you so much for your great support to my blog. I can’t believe it. It’s a perfect attendance to my blog. I wish you won’t get tired of visiting me again and again. Thank you so much and congratulations.


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Momspective Reviews 31
Hello Kitty Gifts 31
Computer Aid 31
Guitarbench.com 31
The Ad Master 31
Docci.com 31
Simple Forex 31
Atenean101@Blogspot 31
Symphony of Love 31
Bible Examples 30

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