In Blogging

Reasons Why People Blog


There are helluva lot of reasons why people start blogging. Every blogger has his/her own unique reason.. but to my mind, based on observations, these are the prominent reasons:
  • a.       She recently had a breakup.
  • b.      She is feeling emo.
  • c.       She has travelled a lot of places and she wants to share to others her experience/s
  • d.      She recently succeeded in a battle/ contest/ fight against cancer
  • e.      She has no friends to talk to.
  • f.        She’s a mother (single mom included) who is more often at home or home-based fulltime and has nobody else to talk to except her adorable children
  • g.       She heard she can make lots of money by blogging and getting ads in her blogsite
  • h.      She wants memorable occurrences in her life recorded in a blog playing a daybook role.
  • i.         She has only few friends and wants to make virtual friends who share the same thoughts and ideas
  • j.        She feels she doesn’t exist in this world or the world doesn’t notice her existence haha
  • k.       She thinks that she's a loser in real life
  • l.         She hates the present administration and wants to petition the government thru making commentaries in her blog.
  • m.    She fell off her bed, banged her head against the floor, then realized she wants to have a web blog.
  • n.      She has a unique talent and she wants to tell everybody about it
  • o.      She failed in an important quest in life, learned her lesson and now wants share to us that lesson
  • p.      She recently gave birth to her first baby and she wants to tell the world how her parenthood is progressing.
  • q.      She’s great in cooking in fact she knows a lot of recipes which she wants to share to everybody who also loves cooking.
  • r.        She discovered a cool hobby or finally got herself a hubby and wants everybody to know how proud she is.
  • s.       She has a crush on someone but has no guts to tell the guy so she blogs about her affection then invites their common friends to read the entry purposely to make these common friends tell the guy that she is falling for him.
  • t. she dreamed of becoming a writer but her dad sent her to culinary school hahaha such a loser 
 Okay this list has to end because my favorite tv show (Prison Break) is now about to start. Tooodles 

Read More

Share Tweet Pin It +1

0 Comments

In Lifehack

How to Find Time for Yourself


However sociable you may be, there will come a point in time where you need to be alone. Do you ever find yourself longing for some time for yourself? Most of us are so busy either with work, school, and home life that often, there is no time left to do something that you enjoy. If you’re a hard-working employee or a diligent student, full-time parent and spouse, making time for yourself is tough. Nonetheless, you may find the following ways, to carve out that essential time you need to slow down, enjoy life, and rejuvenate yourself, germane and applicable.

Planning Time with Yourself
1. Evenings (days) with Yourself. Try to save certain weeknights just for you. If others ask you to do things those nights, just tell them you have plans. I, together with mom and siblings, stay in a humble abode somewhere in Makati. But aside from this, I have a separate apartment in Quezon City where i settle in during office days or when im in dire need of spending couple of days alone. Use the time for gardening, reading, exercise, thinking, or the ultimate luxury of doing nothing haha with everything you need for the day is within your reach like sandwiches, drinks, junk foods, remote controls, cellphones, PSP, pocketbooks.
2. Monthly Treat. Schedule a treat for yourself once a month at least. It could be on your lunch break, a weekend, or it could be leaving work early. Maybe you get a spa treatment, body massage, go see a movie (this i don’t fail doing), a haircut and hair relaxation, play golf (indoor with your Wii lol), facial treatment, diamond peel, get your nails done,  or whatever treat you’re always thinking about but rarely get to. Schedule it in and it will happen!
3. Buy Tickets in Advance (If you are into Sports like me), theatre play, concerts, or any other event you would enjoy. Schedule the plans with a friend later. Having the tickets already in hand will force you to make it happen! Like one time, i went to the Mall of Asia as i had nothing to do for the rest of the day after the morning worship service. I headed first to the coffee shop (this is the routine that i am accustomed to), while thinking of what activity i would do next. Seeing a movie was the idea that crossed my mind so, with my cup still half-empty, i proceeded to the movie ticketing booth and purchased one. The movie was set to be shown after an hour and a half so i still had ample time to take a mile walk at the Bayside - the customary romantic tryst for lovers (usually illicit hahaha). Later a friend phoned in asking me out for a drink. Logically, i declined as i had already purchased a movie ticket. My friend could have ruined the time devoted for myself were it not for the ticket that i bought in advance.
4. Leave Work on TimeHuh? Normally, i get in the office late. About an hour late LOL. But i leave the office usually at 6:00pm to compensate for the time i came in late. But generally, many of us stay at work late on a regular basis. If this is also you, make it a point to leave work exactly on time at least once a week and then enjoy that time! Leave work at work. Don’t bring paperwork at home.
5. Join a GroupHere are some ideas of groups that can allow you some time away from work and home: singing group, body builders group, motorists association (not TODA haha), gardening group, deviant artists, bookworm clubs, quilting (or any other craft) circle, biking/walking/running clubs, ice skating club, etc. What are you interested in? Strike while the iron is hot. Look up a club in your area today and join! If you can’t find a club, consider starting one yourself.
6. Take an Adult Education ClassOoops i didn’t mean sex education. Take a fun class. If crafting is fun for you, then go ahead – call TESDA for free seminars. If not, then think about some of these ideas: foreign language, photography (not pornography), art, creative writing, or sports (archery, golf, yoga). A good friend preppie, tried belly-dancing and she’s now very good at it.
7. ExerciseFor busy people, it can be difficult to make time for this. But, you know what? You can do it!! All you have to do is decide today and then make it a reality early tomorrow. A new habit is started with just one step. Take that first step tomorrow. Walk for 20 minutes in the morning. And then build on that success daily. Vary how you spend that time. On some days use the time for thinking and daydreaming LOL. Other days listen to motivational audio and on that days that you want a real boost, listen to your favorite music! If you've been exercising for a while and you usually listen to music, try go without any input for a change. Instead, let your mind wander and expand. Not long ago, i used to run every morning in UP Diliman campus. My work starts at 9am so i wake up at dawn then go jogging. Try jogging too. There, you will meet health conscious people and possibly make new friends like i did. TIP: stuff your pocket with pain reliever oil or ointment. When, along the way, you meet a sprinter with sprained leg or ankle, offer help. Surely, s/he’ll become your friend and you will never trek the UP Campus alone anymore hahaha. On succeeding mornings, you bring a blanket and a couple of sandwiches so when you and your newly found friend get tired, change course and have a picnic in the sunken garden. Good luck!
 On the Go
 1. Commute Via Public TransportationIf you can, ditch your car, and let someone else do the driving (with or without driver’s license so long as you have petty cash to bribe the traffic enforcer when you get caught haha). Use that time to plan your day, do some reading, writing, creative thinking, or even meditation especially when you encounter a traffic mishap. Or get your old nokia phone and play snake haha. Jot down your high score on your diary.  In my case, i take the Light Rail Transit (LRT) on my way going home. It’s practically more convenient than driving a car considering the price of fuel nowadays and the heavy traffic in metro Manila thoroughfares. Traffic jams in Quezon Avenue to Taft Avenue alone usually take hours to disentangle whereas if you take train (LRT) from Monumento to La Salle, the travel time will be stripped to closely 30 mins not to mention the measly cost of the ticket which is only P15.00.

 2. Driving in Your Car. Make the most of this time. Vary how you spend that time. If you always listen to music, perhaps also try: educational radio stations, positive audio tapes (suggestion: “Follow Your Heart” by Andrew Matthews), provocative audio CDs like the ones being distributed by militant groups haha or even totally quiet time. Use that quiet time for brain storming but pay attention to the road. Either think in your head (avoid doing forty winks, for God’s sake you’re driving) or even talk your ideas out loud but be sure to close the windows as the other motorists may think you’re crazy talking to yourself. Bring a voice recorder. You could write a book or draft a good blog entry via voice recorder over time. Or you can practice perfect delivery of your self-authored and unique pick up lines hehehe.

 3. Waiting in the Car or Waiting for a ride. If you find that you have a certain amount of “waiting time” in your life, change how you perceive it. Instead of “waiting time” you can instantly change it into “me time” by bringing along reading, writing, or entertainment items. Or if you find yourself waiting and you don’t have any of these things use the time for creative thinking about your life or try some meditation. Try learning the sun dance as demonstrated by Sarah Geronimo in her recent movie “A very Special Love”. Yes, i watched that movie but i swear somebody (a die-hard fan of Sarah and the leading man) twisted my arm and coerced me to see the movie… with her. i took a nap while the film was playing and when i came back to senses, voila! i saw sarah doing the sundance haha.

 Synergy
1. Two Birds, One Stone. Look for ideas where you can fit in time for you within things you need to do already or that will have multiple benefits. 
2. Walk to Work. This is a great one because you’re accomplishing many things at once. You’re getting exercise, you have time to think or enjoy music/audio, and you’re helping to save the environment. You may also be lucky to find dropped coins or valuable stuff along the way.
3. Arrive Early. Any appointment that you have, plan to arrive 15-30 minutes early. Then use this time for you: reading, writing, meditation, relaxation, thinking, chiq hunting, organizing your phonebook (i delete inexistent numbers), whatever.
4. Volunteering. There are so many benefits from this. You make a difference for others, you escape work and personal worries, and you grow as a person. If you could help one organization or group, which would it be? OK, now go ahead and Google them and find out how you can help - even if it’s just once a year.
5Side Job. Find a side job at which you can make money, but that will also allow you to do something you love. Some ideas: coaching, teaching a class (art, writing, sport, hobby, anything else you know well), or training others (what special skills do you have that you could share with others? singing, windsurfing, math?)
6. Lunch Alone. Try sneaking away for a quiet lunch alone on a park bench or even in your car. Enjoy some quiet time with no one to talk to and no audio inputs.

Time Away from Kids
1Organize “Mom’s Morning Out” Circle. If you have a friend or group of friends, you could arrange to share babysitting services a few times a month so that others in the group get some time alone.

2. Babysitters. Make a plan to have a babysitter that you trust watch your children once a month or once a week so that you can get some time for yourself. The key here is to take action and make it happen. If you want more time for yourself, you can get it. Just don’t be afraid to ask. You may either ask your sister or a relative to keep an eye on your children while you go strolling, shopping, or other activities which you miss doing in a considerable period.

Read More

Share Tweet Pin It +1

0 Comments

In

Must-Have Windows Apps as of date of Posting


What would you do when your computer considerably slowed down? Windows crashes more often, Computer hangs in between tasks, it freezes when you open multiple applications or simply put, running differently as before. Perhaps you have satiated your harddrive with millions of mp3s haha, helluva lot of videos, not-so-helpful and seldom-used application. For the information of those not so abreast about computers, windows utilizes that extra free space of your harddrive as virtual memory to make your computer machine run faster. The more free space you have, the faster your machine executes programs. So what do you need to do? You may burn the mp3s, videos and other large files in Dvds . Uninstall unneeded applications and redundant programs. After these two steps, defrag your harddrive. Now, defragging your harddrive using the bundled windows software will take half a day to complete, so instead, use the auslogics defrag (google for it) and the defragging will only take less than 20mins depending on your harddrive’s size. When done, run your updated anti-virus, anti-spyware programs.
However, when your pc encounters the blue screen of death, or some other windows errors, you reinstall may reinstall windows but i recommend, clean install of the windows operating system to reset everything in their factory defaults. But first, back up all your important files, bookmarks, saved passwords, message archives, game settings/configuration files. Whenever the my pc is in dire need of harddisk reformatting, these applications are the ones i basically install first. (in alphabetical order except for the first two) Click MORE below for the list. If you have great applications in mind which is absent in the list, scribble it in the comments :D

Microsoft Vista Ultimate
Microsoft Office – select customize and install only the needed software
adobe photoshop or photo elements  - for thorough picture editing
adobe acrobat reader - for reading ebooks and pdf documents
AMP Winoff  -  turns off your pc automatically by assigned schedule
Auslogics – best tune up software for your pc
AVG – for your virus protection
bitcomet – for downloading torrents
Chikka – in case you ran out of phone credits
Divx player and codecs – for playing divx movies
DUmeter – for real-time internet speed monitoring
frostwire – substitute for limewire (lesser spyware)
itunes – for syncing of your ipod/iphone
joystick 2 mouse – to control your mouse pointer with a keypad
k-lite – to enable your windows media player to play any kind of video format
Microsoft encarta dictionary – for quick offline reference
Laptop Alarm – your laptop will sound a very loud alarm when someone moves your mouse, unplug a USB device, unplugs the charger, or closes the lid of your laptop (useful when you’re in coffee shops and public places)
lifeglobe aquarium – true aquarium in your desktop to soothe your tired eyes
Mozilla firefox 3 – for safer and faster browsing
Mozilla thunderbird – best mail third-party client (i can check all my 5 email accounts at a time)
multilingual speaking clock – for time announcement/reminder
muvee reveal – for my video editing
nature illusion studio – for photo visual effects
nero – for burning DVDs
otsAV DJ – Best music player for disk jockeys
picasa – for automated picture uploads
picture collage maker – the name speaks for itself
pidgin – chat client- great substitute for gtalk, msn, ym
rainlendar – floating calendar for reminders, appointments
rocketdock – to unclutter your desktop icons in a mac-like dock
safari – in case firefox lags
skype – recommended video chat in case ym sucks
spybot – second level anti-virus software, in case AVG doesn’t clean everything
super antispyware – third level anti-virus
wall master – to make your desktop change wallpaper at random
winamp – for quick mp3 playing
winrar – to uncompress zipped files
yahoo messenger – chat client

Read More

Share Tweet Pin It +1

0 Comments

In

Estudyante or Negosyante?

Do you look younger than your age? This morning i took a jeepney ride from Munoz to our office. Since the distance between the point of origin and our office is less than 4 kilometres, the supposed charge is the minimum fare - Php 8.50. I reached a ten-peso coin from my pocket and (as i was seated at the rear side of the jeep) at the top of my voice, I yelled, “bayad po” to prompt other passengers to reach for my fare and hand it to the dirty hand (with untrimmed fingernails stuffed with mixture of grease, dead skin cells and dandruff hahaha) of the driver. I ought to receive back Php 1.50 change but to my great surprise, i received Php3.00. We were only five passengers and the driver had a clear view of me at his horizontal mirror. Or perhaps to his discretion, i am a high school student hahaha. 

i thought of returning the Php1.50 excess change but before i was able to, i realized that our office is just a couple of meters away so i merely said, “para po” and smiled.

Read More

Share Tweet Pin It +1

0 Comments

In bank credit card ebay money transfer paypal paypal verified

PAYPAL - The safest way to buy, pay and send money online

Sign up for PayPal and start accepting credit card payments instantly.
Register to Paypal now. Click the paypal logo above.
Why Choose PayPal?

  1. Free to Send Money
  2. Pay for purchases or send money to anyone with an email address in 190 countries and regions. It's free.
  3. Accepted Worldwide
  4. PayPal is accepted by thousands of businesses worldwide and is the preferred payment method on eBay.com.
  5. Easy to Sign Up, Easy to Use
  6. Signing up for a PayPal account is easy, and takes just a few minutes to complete. Once you're done, you can send your payment in minutes!
  7. To register, click the paypal logo above.

Read More

Share Tweet Pin It +1

0 Comments

In applications cellphone hack nokia phone ring tones Themes

Free cellphone applications, themes, games, tones etc.

Have you recently purchased a new phone? Fill it up with applications, themes, games, ringtones for free!

MOSH has a huge selection of great mobile applications, games, themes, ringtones and more. You can browse content by most recent and most downloaded and more. Also, if you know exactly what you want, make sure try the search box on the top of every page. Remember that MOSH works on all phones, not just Nokia ones. Start downloading now. Go here.

Read More

Share Tweet Pin It +1

0 Comments