Thursday, January 31, 2008
I just learned that the new season of America's Next Top Model (Cycle 10) will be starting on 20 February 2008! Oh boy, am I excited!
You can check out the girls of this new cycle by clicking this.
It's ANTM time once again! Woohoo!
A couple of years ago, my eye doctor advised me to wear eyeglasses because according to him, I have astigmatism and wearing glasses will correct this. All along I thought that only those who have problems with visual focusing are the ones who are required to wear glasses; I never thought that I would need one too since I think I have nearly-perfect vision.
So anyway, I bought a new pair of rimless glasses... only to lose it a couple of weeks after when I left it at my friend's house. My friend never got the chance to give it back to me and I have completely lost it.
As I was browsing the net to look for a new pair of eye glasses, I found something that caught my attention: Zenni Optical: Sell Rx Glasses $8 with case! I immediately follow the link and realized that it was fate that brought me to my great discovery: Zenni Optical.
It is interesting to note that the site offers Zenni Optical $8 Rx Glasses that are stylish, thin and light with anti scratch coating. Zenni Optical offers a huge variety of frames and lenses to suit our individual needs. Best of all, they sell directly to the customer at very low prices, no middlemen required. Oh, and what about shipping? They sell internationally!
Search the net and see that what you need is mostly online. I did mine and I know had the best thing found: Zenni Optical.
I really wanted to do some of the pending posts I have on my list, but I am afraid laziness is taking over me. I know I must not give in, must control myself, but the force is very strong and I can't fight back. Haha!
I shall have enough will power to posts the following SOON:
1. Evil Girlies' Dinner
2. Manalangsang End-of-the-year Reunion
3. My Cebu Sinulog trip
If there is one thing though that I can't help but make a post about, it's definitely the paid opps that send in $$$ into my pockets! Haha!
Diba? Who can ever say NO? Lalo na if you have lots of bills/debts to pay or if you've been thinking of getting something from eBay? Who can say NO?!
Haaaay. We have to admit it. It's keeps us longing for more... and we love it!
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I am passing the love to Ate Ricca, Ann, Melisse, Jane, and Joy!
I have always wanted to visit
If ever I get the chance to go to
During the trip, I’m sure I would make use of the stuff I learned in my German class. I would need the basics, for example, to purchase tickets for the so-called events I plan to see. As long as I can speak my not-so-perfect but definitely comprehensible Deutsch, buying “konzert tickets” or theater tickets would not be so hard.
Oh well. It may all be just a dream for now, but wait till you see me head to
Praise be to God for giving me 23 wonderful years of living this beautiful life! And I am so ready for 23 more! I offer everything to you, Lord!
Much, much love to my Mom, Dad, Jhozelle, Abi, Ate Peachy, Ate Ricca, Ate Al, Kris Crooc, Inah Datuc, Leah Casio, Peter Pardo, Kat Marcial, Emar Largo, Karl Edejer, Hannah Vergara, Sheila Colandog, Fr. Ching, O.P., Liz Ocampo, Jhun Galicia, Maian Miguel, Teij Bonaobra, Daisy Casio, Jolleen Balitaan, Ernest Lim, Kris Nuguid, Coco, Cor, PA Flores, Ivan Puno, Mam Karen, Sir Bergs, Dra. Rhona, Lia "the Empress" Inocencio (haha!), Renee Tady, Jenny Carreon, Apol Espino, Eds Briones, Dianne Mancita, Shenley delos Santos, Khriz, Mary Alarcio, Kat, Prue Dy, Cheryl Chua, Kix Abaya, Minay Estacio, Leah Gatdula, Mark Alarcio, Theen Agravante, Jay =), and to everyone who made my day verrrrrry special! *huuuuugsss to all of you*
Just a thought:
When I look back and wonder how I ever made it through, I realize it's not because I've been clever, but because GOD has been wise; not because I've been strong, but because GOD has been mighty; not because I've been consistent, but because GOD has been faithful.
Basta IKAW! Amen, Lord, Amen!
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The kids of Tuburan, Cebu on their way home from school
OMG! I just learned that Heath Ledger has died!
Awwww. No more Brokeback Mountain Part 2 =(
Woohoo!!! I'm sooooooo happy to be back home!
Just got home this morning from my ultra amazing but equally tiring Cebu trip. Gawd, I missed Manila! I missed my bed! I missed the jeeps! I missed the internet!!!
I planned to sleep the whole day, but then I realized that I have to wash the clothes I brought with me to Cebu because I have almost none left for tomorrow! I finished washing them all just before doing this post, and believe it or not, my hands are numb and shaky while I'm typing this! Talk about first time washing clothes!
In as much as I want to post my stories and pics in Cebu, I really couldn't do it now because my hands aren't cooperating and my mind is going blank. I promise to post entries about my trip as soon as my mind gets back in shape.
Argh! I am delaying posts for the Nth time and I hate it!
Anyway, hafta go now. My body is longing for my bed. Tata!
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No, I am not a mom yet. We don't even have a baby here at home, but I have to say that I know what mommies go through during breastfeeding sessions because I was able to experience living with a new born baby (as in one day old!) for a couple of weeks.
It was really a different, unexplainable feeling when I spent some time with my cousin after she gave birth to her little boy, Joaquin. I witnessed her sleepless nights every time Joaquin cries for milk or if he is in need of diaper change. I know it is exhausting to take care of a new born angel but my cousin showed me that it is also very much fulfilling.
I was able to help my cousin during bottle feeding and to tell you honestly, I was surprised to know that those bottles come in different types now. Her bottle feeding set was a gift from her Mom and I believe it's one of the most innovative products for babies nowadays. My cousin also had breastfeeding sessions with her son. I have seen how they bond through that kind of "activity" and she even explained to me the benefits of breastfeeding.
Fast forward to a couple of months... come baptism time. I was chosen to be Joaquin's godmother. To complete his bottle collection, I bought Joaquin additional baby feeding bottles of bigger sizes since most of what he had were the 4 oz. ones. My cousin got so happy that even until now (Joaquin is turning two years old in April), they are still using the bottles I gave them!
I say the bottle proved its worth. I never had regrets in getting Tommee Tippie for Joaquin! I'm sure all you mothers out there wouldn't mind trying this product out. Look around their site and get the bottle your baby deserves =)
I know a lot of people who would like to take second college courses but couldn't because they could not manage their time. Most of them are working and going to regular classes isn't an option to them.
It's good to know that an online college can now be found in the internet. Capella University gives everyone the opportunity to earn a college degree from the comforts of their own home. It offers degrees in accountancy, business, finance, HRM, and IT. Capella University also offers online seminars to provide answers to regarding career goals to prospective students.
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I am blogging live from Cebu! It's 9:00 AM and I am in a computer shop just across the market, a computer shop full of gamers in school uniforms! Tsk tsk..
Anyway, we got here at around 10 PM last night. Didn't get to sleep much because I was namamahay. When I woke up this morning, I remembered that I have two pending paid opps that will be expiring later. Had no choice but look for the nearest computer shop to make some entries.
So there. Will post pics soon. Have to go.
Snatched this tag from Ate Peachy! Fillers galore!
1. I love to eat: donuts! yumyumyum!
2. I hate to eat: SINIGANG -- believe it or not!
3. I love to go: to Cebu! Later na yan! Yebah! (I luuurve going to malls too!)
4. I hate to go: to DOST. Haaaaay. Life.
5. I love it when: I wake up in the morning and realize it's Sunday so no need to rush.
6. I hate it when: it rains.
7. I love to see: shooting stars.
8. I hate to see: rude drivers on the road.
9. I love to hear: Fr. Jun's Sunday homilies.
10. I hate to hear: loud sounds from my neighbor's TV at 3 AM.
Just grab this tag if you need fillers. I know, paid blogging can be severely draining. Haha!
I have always thought that only money can measure one's wealth or purchasing power. The more money you have, the more time you can spend in malls, impulsively buying stuff that fascinate your eyes. It might be safe to say that somehow, money makes the world go round.
That’s how I used to view money too… until I realized that one’s purchasing power can also be measured by gold bars. In fact, it may be the best form of money that ever existed!
Yeah, gold bars. That’s right… those glittery yellow bars that we thought exist only in movies. Those bars that make up a whole city under Mt. Rushmore. Hehe!
I came to recognize the fact that buying gold is a better way to preserve one’s wealth. Gold is a rare metal and can be easily sold anywhere on this Earth. Plus, its value increases as time passes by. It doesn't depreciate or even physically wear out!
Just in case I get a lot of money in the near future, I would not think twice about buying gold bars to preserve my so-called “wealth.” Maybe it’s time you consider buying gold too =)
It's 20 minutes past 3:00 AM. Yes, I have to go to school later, if that's what you want to ask. But honestly, I've never been a morning person, so school time is more or less a little past lunchtime for me. Therefore, sleeping is not an option right now. My mind is so much wide awake that I'd be needing tons of Prozac to send me to dreamland.
Well, I'm up because this one site recently launched a new paid opp worth $25.00. Twenty-five freaking dollars... that's like a thousand pesos. A thousand pesos for 100 words. Deym. I've been refreshing the page for several times now and all available slots for this certain opp has been reserved. Why are they all so fast when it comes to reserving opps?! What's my DSL for?! What's my updated PC for?! Argh.
Oh. I refreshed the page just now and the opp is gone. Boo.
You have to agree with me when I say that once you earn money from blogging, you just can't help but long for more. What makes it even more attractive is that you get payment in dollars. I mean, come on... who wouldn't want that?! Not that I am some money-loving blogger, but I'm sure you do get where I am coming from. Just think: $1 = 40 pesos (in fact, is kills me that from $1 to 50 pesos it dropped to just 40 pesos.)
Oh, by the way, can you just imagine how Google hates us paid bloggers? Yeah, they did drop our ranks to zero, but that won't necessarily make us stop! Haha! I'm sure they've been trying to figure out a better (and maybe a more permanent) way to eliminate us off the web. Again, boo to you, Google!
Hah. I've never refreshed a page this much in my life, but it seems that nothing is happening to the page displayed on the other tab. Haaaay. I am nearing my give-up threshold.
It's probably time to finish this blabbering. Sorry to waste your time reading crap. This whole thing, everything written here, just kept on popping out of nowhere. No coherence, no flow. It was just popping! Must be from the wild, little corners of my sometimes-insane mind.
Bah, I am making no sense here. Peace out.
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Last time, I was talking about shopping cart softwares for online stores. Say, you have your store, and you have amazing products all over your website, but you've got gazillions of buyers who are only willing to use their credit cards to pay you! Cash or wire transfer is a no no! Now what?!
Finish off the deal by using A+ Merchant Services. A+ provides internet credit card processor to help you run transactions smoothly and safely with your customers. With this kind of payment feature, buyers will surely be attracted (and tempted!) to do their shopping since you are accepting credit cards on your website.
This service from A+, by the way, isn't limited to online stores; it can also be used in retail stores, bars, gas stations, or any merchant services that accept credit cards as payments. It's good to know that there are services available to starting or small scale sellers that process VISA cards almost instantly.
Turn your small business into something swell. Check out A+ Merchant Service and get an edge over your competitors.
For some people I know, blogging has been a major source of cash. I believe it has been, for some, a career while staying at home.
I have read about people who have used the money they earned from blogging in a variety of ways. One has bought Louis Vuitton bags using her blogging money. One has bought so many shoes via an online store in the US. Another one bought Coach wallets for her and her husband (you hear me, Ate Peachy? Haha!) And even my cousin in the US has started paid blogging to earn money to buy kikay stuff!
As for me, I have not touched the money I earned since I started blogging. I reckon it's time to use it, to finally reap the fruits of my labor.
So next week, blogging will take me back to one of the best places I have been to in the Philippines. I can't wait to go back to...
Sinulog, here we come! Take me, Cebu, take me!
Now it's time to ask you, where has blogging taken you? Feel free to answer =)
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I cannot imagine life without online shopping. For those who do not know, I once sold and bought amazing, imported stuff online -- many thanks to the far reach of the world wide web. From Manila to Mindanao; from Connecticut to California; no distance (or oceans!) stopped me from my online shopping/selling spree.
I have to say that this was made possible through websites made with efficient softwares designed specifically for online shopping purposes -- just like the shopping cart software from Ashop Commerce.
Ashop Commerce offers web-based merchant solutions that support the ever growing industry of e-commerce. Sellers can now use Ashop's software to build and manage an "online store" minus the hassle of driving around just to check up on the business from time to time. From anywhere in the world, with just a PC and an internet connection, sellers can directly oversee their stores, no shop assistants or sales personnel required. Orders are updated in real-time, so there's no need for those pesky order processes. Plus, major credit cards are accepted!
Likewise, by using an online store made with Ashop's software, sellers can reach a wider audience and make quick and easy transactions with buyers. Being online also means that one's store will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Amazing, right?
Should I go back to my online shopping/selling escapades, I would definitely consider getting a shopping cart software from Ashop to make transactions smooth and easy for me and my clients. Ashop Commerce surely makes shopping via the world wide web hassle-free!
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Today, I realized that no matter how careful you are on the road, you will always encounter a rude driver who's ready to take you down no matter what.
Thank you, Lord for keeping us all safe.
Thank to Liza for the tag.
The Rule: Remove 1 question from below, and add in your personal question, make it a total of 20 questions, then tag 10 people in your list, list them out at the end of this post. Notify them in their chat box that he/she has been tagged.
2. What color do you like most?
3. If one of you’re friends will leave and migrate,what would be the last thing you’ll say to him/her?
4. Where is the place that you want to go to the most?
5. Which part of you do you love the most?
6. When you encounter a sad moment, what do you do?
7. What are you afraid to lose the most?
8. If you win $1 million, what would you do?
9. If you meet someone that you love, would you confess to him/her?
10. Why are you answering this tag?
11. How many children do you want to have when u get married?
12. What is/was your course?
13. Which type of person do you hate the most?
14. If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
15. Song you hate?
17. Do you have any soul mates?
18. It’s already 2008. Do you have a new year’s resolution?
19. Name of that someone you love.
20. Why is the sky blue?
When I was a kid, I remember seeing men, clad in white polo shirts with black (or maroon!) neckties and black pants, going from one door to another with a pleasant smile stuck on their faces, selling the most essential household gadget at that time: vacuum cleaners.
And because vacuum cleaners were sold from house to house (with a more personal sales talk from the men in white), it occurred to me that these cleaners were only for the selected few who were chosen by, well, the vacuum cleaner company or the salesmen themselves. Otherwise, why not let it just sit at the mall and wait for customers to grab it (I honestly thought that vacuum cleaners were not sold at the mall)? I thought, it must be that special.
As years passed by, the men clad in white became less. And less. And less. Then gone. Vacuum cleaners became, in my opinion, less popular. No more sales talk. No more strollers carrying vacuum cleaners. No more white polo shirt with necktie.
However, these cleaners have recently been making a comeback. No, not on our doorstep, but in the it's-all-here world of the internet. Dyson vacuums can now be bought online for a couple of hundreds of dollars, with matching user reviews and product popularity. What's good to have it online is that you get opinions from different people who have actually used the product -- that's more than the sales talk of one single person!
Hay. Just imagine how the world has evolved. Vacuum cleaners from salesmen to the internet. Is it just me or is it the world? Am I getting too old or is the world moving forward too much? Whatever it is, I know something's brewing. There's more to come. We all have to watch out.
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The screening of the movie National Treasure: Book of Secrets sponsored by the TGSO has been officially cancelled. We had low ticket sale turnout and we had no choice but to call off the project. We sincerely apologize for this unforeseen circumstance.
We are, however, still required to get at least 50 tickets from SM. So now, we are selling the tickets at their regular price of Php160.00.
People who have bought the tickets at Php250.00 have the following options:
1) Refund of Php250.00 or
2) Watch the movie on the scheduled date and time. We would provide the ticket (regular price, Php160.00), with the option of a refund for the remaining Php90.00 or have it donated to the TGSO Samar fund.
Since we have collected cash donations for the Samar schoolchildren, we would still be forwarding them to Island School Works Society. We are still accepting cash donations, so if you or anyone you know is interested to donate cash or school materials to the children of Samar, please feel free to contact me through my mobile or my email.
Likewise, if you would like to purchase movie tickets for National Treasure: Book of Secrets, scheduled screening on 8 January 2007, 8:00 PM, at the SM Mall of Asia Cinema 3, we are now selling them at Php160.00 each. Please contact me for details.
Thank you very much for your continued support.
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"Imagine a school without roofs, chairs, nor books..."
Might be hard to picture, but this is the sad reality that thousands of schoolchildren in Samar face each day. Believe it or not, many public schools in Samar have seemed to be forgotten by time, devastated both by nature and men.
The Island School Works Society is a group committed to change these conditions, one classroom at a time, in the hope that by sending our schoolchildren to proper places for decent education, we can give them a chance to live a better life and, ultimately, help change our country's future.
Presently, there are 12 primary schools (in various states of despair) on Biri Island, Samar -- the POOREST of municipalities in the country -- and they desperately need help. They need our help to build roofs and classrooms, put up libraries, set up toilets, give school chairs, and open play grounds.
However, this would be a very hard task, especially if there are only limited individuals who are willing to work toward the same goal. And it is for this reason why we, the THOMASIAN GRADUATE STUDENTS ORGANIZATION (TGSO), have teamed up with Island School Works Society.
As Graduate Students, we hope to help provide the best possible education to children who are not as educationally fortunate as we are. We believe that education is a right that every child should enjoy, especially those who are in places that do not get much attention from our government.
I hope it isn't much to ask help from YOU to carry out our mission. As a fund-raising project, we are selling tickets for the movie NATIONAL TREASURE 2: Book of Secrets at Php250.00 each. Screening will be on 8 January 2008 (Tuesday), 8:00 PM, at the SM Mall of Asia Cinema 3. Proceeds of this activity will be turned over to Island School Works Society in order to purchase G.I. sheets, marine plywood, lumber and cement to repair roofs and build toilets (all of the 12 schools have no toilets.) The money will also be used to provide for the children's needs: monobloc desks (cost is Php550.00 each), blackboards, and books of any kind for the libraries being set up.
Here's a short audio-visual presentation that shows the plight of the schoolchildren in Samar.
Should you be interested to buy movie tickets for National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (Jan 8, 7:00 PM screening), kindly contact me through email at email@example.com. You can also contact me for additional information regarding this project.
I would also like to seek help from you by spreading the word about our activity. We have reserved 486 seats for this movie in the hope of raising enough funds. We have exhausted our resources, yet so far, only less than 50 persons have bought tickets.
We will appreciate any kind of help you can give us. Who knows, the next President might just be in Samar, being sent to a school with no roof left, no windows, and no toilet facility.
"This fight is not just to build roofs or buy chairs. It is about bringing light and inspiration back into the lives of our islands' children. How can we forget them? How can we completely abandon these children on the hard and neglected road to learning? Please help make these forgotten schools a children's paradise."
In behalf of the TGSO, thank you very much in advance.
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This may be 2 days late, but what the heck. I was so busy making the most out of the Christmas break that I almost forgot I have a blog and I have opps which are expiring (they expired already, actually).
Anyway, on my way to school this morning (yes, I am trying to be an early bird now), I was thinking of things that happened to the year that had gone by. With the good and bad things that happened last year, I must say my 2007 was one rollercoaster ride that I don't really want to be in again.
New year with the Shnotz... PCC craziness... PCC hoopla... 3-day Tagaytay conference... Lia leaving for Japan (she's back though!)... Scholarship extension... Colloquium... Yadah yadah yadah... Crazy tutorials... Poker nights at Leah's... Serendra strolling... Pictionary contest at Hobbes and Landes... Last minute UAAP craziness with Lia (again!)... Chika moments with Dylan (yun yon eh!)... My drama moments with the barx (it's so me!)... Eds and Oyo break up... Katipunan coffee nights with Eds... DWTL sessions... DWTL staffing... Losing Stephen (awww..)... BL DWTL rebirth... Over night at Lia's... Makati strolling during the wee hours of the morning... Margarita, mudslide, Super Dry, chismis, plus boylet with the devils... Yes, the horn-grabbing devils *insert evil laugh here*... Moments that broke my heart... Moments that made my heart melt... Bonding with Chicago-based relatives... Fun and amazing karaoke nights... Back-to-blogging... Lia's foot ligament injury (goodbye, 3-inch heels! goodbye, jumpshots! goodbye, Nasugbu!)... Hannah's car accident... My very first car accident (ouch!)... No money but still kicking ass... Long lines at DFA... Gateway almost every other day (Lia?)... Fifi... Asiasense... UK-Philippines... Chika moments with our Malaysian and Indonesian friends (nosebleed!)... Earn $$$... Bathless, sleepless, eatless mornings... All the evil plans... Pollock tambay... Gambling nights... Motorcycle rides... Shooting stars... The pain... The laughs... The drama...
Life goes on for me, but I have to say I am thankful that you are finally over. Goodbye, 2007! Won't miss you!
To everyone else looking forward to a better year, a better life, a better "me"...
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let's rock 2008!
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