Monday, June 28, 2010

Webhosting Guide

Choosing from a numerous web hosting providers can be a daunting task. Especially if each companies offer a rewarding services. But whether you are looking for a web hosting for personal purpose or for online business its necessary that you learn what web hosting is all about; read articles about webhosting guide. At least this will give you an idea what type of webhost suitable for your site.

You can choose free webhosting or a paid webhosting. Most personal sites choose the former but if you are making a site for professional or marketing I suggest the paid hosting because they offer unlimited services. But whether free or paid it’s important to pick a reliable and stable provider and consider its services offered including its technical services. Say for example the space and bandwidth, many files to upload needs large amount of space. And with many users and data transfers requires wide bandwidth.

It’s also important to pick web host provider that has 24/7 costumer’s services especially if your site is for marketing or professional purposes. You might encounter technical problems, and missing one day means missing customer. That’s why costumer service is also necessary to get information and answers quickly and thoroughly.

Sweet Blog Award

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I’m wordless. I honestly don’t know what to post. LOL…. But there’s no reason for me to thank Faye of Me in the Dutch Society for giving me another award, the Sweet Blog Award. Yes another, because Faye is generous enough to give me another cute award, she always gave me awards… And gave me reasons to blog…. 

Thanks a bunch Faye!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lost and Found Eye Glasses

I was looking for eyeglasses in the internet, because my mom needs a new one. I stumbled in an online store for eye glasses, the zennioptical.com, where you can find different styles of eye glasses from very simple to sophisticated style. And each was intricately designed, chic and classy.

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Looking at the eyeglasses reminds me of one incidence, just happened recently...

We’re almost late yesterday morning because my sister’s eye glasses was lost and wanted to trace up it to the store where she had gone on the other day. She’s a little bit dismayed because it was newly purchased and its quiet expensive. But her kids were more dismayed because every stop means losing a single minute for them to catch up school before the ring bells... LOL

Unable to find it, she’s decided to purchase a new one since she needed it badly. It’s here partner since her teen years. And as if she can’t live without it. Surprisingly their working student found it in the shoe rack this morning.

I think it’s a proof that my sister is really getting older. LOL… (shhh…) And she honestly admits it! Good thing she found it timely or else my sister might spend another thousands pesos for her eyeglasses.

Extra Work, Extra Excitement

There’s something that excites me now; at least my mind will be preoccupied and forget about the sad things that I am going through (yay! Drama! LOL…). My sister offered me a job, it’s actually a small part time job, job order, but it ignites my passion to draw. She requested me to draw for their visual aids to be used for their pre school class with a corresponding amount per bond paper. I already sent a sample to her teacher this morning and I do hope she likes it…

Now my hands are itchy... can't wait to do the task... LOL....

Forgot to take a pic! (sigh...)

Getting Ready

I need to focus on my schooling. That’s why as early as possible I have to plan what information system project should I submit at the end of semester. I’m honestly anxious because in the first place I’m not an IT graduate; though somehow I can relate to IT. Another reason is that I’m not working in the academe and my current job is no longer IT related; so I would really find this course quiet difficult. I am now relying to my stock knowledge and have to study hard to catch up.

Anyway, you’ll probably ask why I enrolled in Masters Degree in Information Technology. The very reason is that I’m widening my chance to get a job. You know IT is one of the most in demand profession in this digital age. Besides I’m also aiming to apply as college professor.

To be honest with you, I wanted to quit. But since I already started this then might as well finish this degree. I know this wouldn’t be easy but with the resources I can get through the internet then I think I’ll be able to understand the whole IT thing (sigh…). I am now collecting ebooks and pdf files for my reference. Just good I found a new pdf search engine.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Father's Day

The whole family gathered (except for my sister and some in-laws) last Sunday in our parent’s home to celebrate the father’s day at the same time post celebration of my parent’s wedding anniversary. My mom’s original plan is to have an activity with the grandchildren, a sort of goal setting and after that a game called “Know Your Tatay (grandfather)”. But the kids insisted that they wanted parlor games like what we usually do during Christmas. Of course mama cannot resist them here’s some pics of the parlor games....

Newspaper Dance

Lemon Dance


The famous "hep hep hurray" game of Wowowee


The kids of course prepared greeting cards for my father (I forgot to take a pic)… and a cute gift, a pair of toothbrush with a heart in it, for their wedding anniversary (June 17).

Couple's Toothbrush

I love the cute heart in it





Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Art of Disney

Though getting older, I admit I still love cartoons, especially Disney. And I think I will never loss interest in it. You know, I’m young at heart … I know it’s just a fantasy but I just love the thought that [in some Disney movies] people can talk to animals or plants. I wish in real life we could also do it; at least we know what the animals or plants wanted to say. Or at least if there’s no one I can turn to then they’ll be there for me to give me advices. LOL…

I also love the scenes where the villain losses and when the prince charming rescues his princess… and they live happily ever after… LOL…. Hopeless romantic…

What I also love is the cartoon movie itself, the story line, concept, production, music, the voice over, and especially the drawing. The Art of Disney never fails… very realistic and very fascinating to the viewers especially to kids.

You know I love arts, that’s why when I watch cartoon Disney movies I cannot help but envy to the one who draws the cartoons. I wish I could be part of the team and draw for Disney cartoons. I draw some of the Disney characters before, a project of my niece, but I am only using crayons, and the effect wasn’t good as the original. I’m looking for Art of Disney in the internet to inspire me in creating one and found paragonfineart.com. Their painting collections are excellent.


Turkey: The Plant Destroyer

Our neighbor-cousin has a new pet/animal – turkey. (LOL.. i'm confused about what term should I used). Their tail may look attractive especially when it’s fully open but this feathery animal destroys my mom’s garden. We only found one day when my mom’s rare birds-of-paradise was almost bald. All leaves were eaten by it. And so we decided to place a temporary barricade, since we do not have a fence in between our neighbor-cousin house and ours. Although it minimizes the chance for the turkey to go to our garden, unfortunately it could still fly and jump of over the barricade. (Sigh…) But at least now it lessens its visit to my mom’s garden.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Saving


It’s almost one year since my mother retired from her job as an Education Supervisor. At first, it was hard for her for not receiving monthly salary. Especially those first four months after retirement when she was not able to get her pension from GSIS. (If you are working in the government office, I bet you know how GSIS process papers). Good thing she and my father invested a farm lot which supports their financial needs.

My mother would always remind us about the importance of saving money and investing. Coz we do not know what may come ahead. A saving of 1,000 peso per month is already 120,000 after 10 years. It’s just a matter of discipline.

To assure that you save at least 10% of what you have earned here’s a very simple formula: Salary – Savings = Expenses. Always keep in mind that what you earned is your salary least the savings. Do not overspend. Live with your means.

I know it can be tempting to withdraw what you have saved in the bank. Especially when you saw nice items that is on sale. And you will just make a promise that by the following month you’ll double the savings. I believe you will end up promising yourself every month to double it and after ten years you’ll be surprise you haven’t save the target amount. That’s why I suggest you put it in a time deposit account or if you invest it in a life insurance company. And much better if you do both, save some amount in the bank and some for the insurance company. This could be hard especially to those who doesn’t value saving. Just think this benefits you and your family!


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A New Look


I tried the new feature of blogger, creating a design template, in my other blog Life Ascending. I love it because there’s no need for me to re-add the gadgets like links and blog roll which is very tedious on my part; unlike before when you change the template, it also means losing almost all gadgets that your site had already installed.

I love my old template. But I also want to try a new look for my blog, especially that I have also seen some blogs using the same template as mine. Like the ad on axe for men, I also get easily bored. You know women!!! LOL….

Changing template, for me, is like changing my outlook in life and this is a good start…

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Back to School Again

I wasn’t able to continue my Masters degree last semester because I prioritized my exam for LET. Honestly I’m anxious if there’s a need for me to continue it because it’s quiet hard and my work now is not IT related. But on the other hand I was thinking of widening my chance for the possible opportunities that might come along my career path. Though I don’t need it for the meantime yet I know time will come I’ll be able to apply all that I have learned; in God’s time. For now I have to study and hone my skills well.

Search Engine Optimization


One aim that a blogger like me wants to achieve in the blogosphere is to have a high page rank. High page rank means more tasks for the paid to blog networks. This is also true to website’s owner especially if they are selling online – to be on top, accessible to anyone who is searching for a certain product or a keyword. When someone is searching using the search engine, the first top ten suggested website will be most likely to be browsed.

To be on the top, you must create a traffic -keep the world wide web buzzing around your site. Surely your site will be on the top suggested list.

There are many ways in creating traffic. One simple strategy applicable to blogger is to blog hop, exchange links, inviting everybody to leave comments and visit your site, etc. But his could be tedious. You’ll end up hopping and inviting visitors the whole day but you cannot rely if they’ll visit back.

Another way is through search engine optimization (SEO), the fastest way of creating quality traffic to a website. SEO considers how search engines work and what people are searching. It applies definite approach that is specific for your site that involves editing its content and codes to increase its relevance to exact keywords depending on your target readers.

Seo company has been growing vastly because of the internet marketing – the trend of selling, giving information, entertaining, and even earning online.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Online Review for LET

Although I mentioned already about my online review before but I’d like to reiterate it as tips or advice to those who will take the board exam for teachers this September. Especially to those who are working and reviewing at the same time.

I searched for an online review before but unfortunately it doesn’t work in my computer because of some plug-ins that are missing. But I didn’t stop there instead I used the resources I could get from the world wide web. Remember internet is very rich in knowledge/facts/resources. But you also have to be careful in picking reliable sites since some are from personal point of view; not based on facts, Scientific evidences, or principles. And you could possibly land into websites that are misleading.

Anyways, In my case, since I major mathematics, I looked for an online Math review. And found some sites that are interactive with their online Math tutor. I tried it once as trial for the online tutoring. It’s effective way of learning, at the same time it’s fun. I wasn’t able to continue the interactive way of learning because of the time constraints. Instead I browsed some sites with Math problem solver where I could find ways or approach in solving math problems.

With the online Math help I was able to used my time wisely. I spent my free hours at work for reviewing Math and spent two hours at night for professional education and general education.

But remember when you really aim to pass the exam you have to focus yourself in reviewing, forget about the facebook or other social networks. I know it’s tempting but it really takes a lot of discipline in your part. During my review I take a vacation outside blogosphere…. But I also sneaked…. You know blogging is addictive. LOL…

I hope this will help. Good Luck!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

VOIP: Connecting People

We were elated when my sister announced to us that her visa for Canada was approved. Although letting go is hard for us but we all know it’s her dream. And we now, this means she’ll never stay with us for the rest of her life. That’s why my mom really cried hard on the day she left us.

The first month was hard for all of us, especially when she sends picture. But with all the technologies that are provided today, connecting with love ones is not difficult. I am lucky since I have an access in the internet. Our communication is constant through Yahoo messenger or Chikka. But of course it’s different when you hear each other’s voice. Thanks to those who created the VOIP – the cheapest way of making international calls. It is also called Internet telephony, a voice conversations over the internet. I couldn’t elaborate it further but in case you’re interested check truvoipbuzz.com – your ultimate VOIP Resource.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

God’s Message for Me

I’m starting to hate him. Simple little things that made me upset are now like gargantuan building blocks in my heart. I know I have to understand and gave him time to fix things. I now feel numb and aloof. But the problem is he has no idea about this.

Maybe God has seen this hatred in me because when I open SFC’s website to read the scripture God told me to forgive…

“Bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.” (Colossians 3:13)

Truly God speaks to me; so as to you. Just listen…

Trip to Eden Nature Park



Although I lived in a digital age still I wasn’t able to update my blog on what I have done for the past few weeks (mother’s day, elections…. And some other important events/highlights of my life). Blame it to my procrastinating attitude! (sigh)

Anyway, we spent the mother’s day at Eden Nature’s Park – one of the most visited spots in Davao. I longed this for a very long time ago, that’s why when my sister invited me to go with them I didn’t hesitate to say yes.

The cool breeze despite of El NiƱo and the familiar wild sunflowers growing along the way going to Eden’s Nature Park made me feels like I’m in Tagaytay (Oh I miss that place… sigh)



We have to rent a van, Php 65.00 each person, for us to explore the beauty of 80 hectares mountain resort - Eden nature Park. First stop is the flower garden... Different varieties of flowers painted the nature against the greenery backdrop.


Organic farming: vegetables and herbs that is cultivated at the top of the mountain. The picture below shows the garden and the Davao gulf.


95 % man made: the area was a victim of illegal logging and was developed by the owner of Eden Nature Park. Fern's are part of the 5% of the original. It is already half-decade old.

We were welcomed with the chirping of different species of birds....



Paths are carpeted with green-like-fabrics. .......

I thought it's moss...But it's a fern....


Exciting outdoor games like Indiana Jones are also provided.... We were having fun with this game....


My sister won a gift certificate - two tickets for the sky rider or the famous Zip Lining.... the most exciting game!!!


Full-geared, ready for the sky riding......



Battery empty!!! (sigh...) I wasn't able to capture our experience with zip lining...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Meet "Magic"

One of the greatest spots in Eden Nature’s Park is their Bird Sanctuary. With the chirping of the birds and the greenery around, I find it very relaxing. But one bird stands out – I don’t know if it’s a parrot. But it’s a talking bird. She’s the most talkative bird there. She keeps on babbling words which we could hardly decipher.




At first were intrigued where the voice coming from. Because other birds in her cage where she stayed were not entertaining. She was just peeking in the window of her bird house. A very shy-babbling bird!


When she decided to go out from the bird’s house we were shock with her looks – she’s half naked. It’s only her head were covered with feather. But besides her look it’s with her where we enjoyed the most. The kids love her so much that they ignored other birds. I think we spent almost an hour with her talking nonsense.

Why my title has a “Magic” word on it? She actually blurted those words the only clear words that came out from her mouth, and the kids decided to call her MAGIC.








Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Faye of My Life in Holland tagged me!

This is my firs time being tagged..

I hopeI’ll be able to answer this nerve wracking questions!!! LOL… (I’m just being exag)

Anyway I did enjoy this….. Thanks FAYE of My Life in Holland

Here we go.

1. What time did you get up this morning?
4:56 a.m…..need to hurry or I’ll gonna miss the ride

2. How do you like your steak?
Well done

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
AVATAR with my GG

4. What is your favorite TV show/s?
Momay and Agua Bendita… (for now)... I don't watch TV that often

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Philippines… There’s no place like home

6. What did you have for breakfast?
Ampalaya con carne

7. What is your favorite cuisine?
Italian and Filipino cuisine

8. What foods do you dislike?
liver (any recipes of liver)… ewwww!

9. Favorite place to eat?
At home with the whole family

10. Favorite dressing? For salad?
Caesar salad dressing

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive?
Bicycle (LOL)

12. What are your favorite clothes?
Shirt (not too fitting) and pants

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
different places all over the world

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
half-empty….. I’m a pessimist… (sigh)

15. Where would you want to retire?
Philippines

16. Favorite time of day?
Morning, when I wake up

17. Where were you born?
Tagum City, Philippines

18. What is your favorite sport/s to watch?
Basketball

19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
I don't know.

20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
No idea

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
My BF... wahahaha....I don't know.

22. Birdwatcher?
No.

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
morning

24. Do you have any pets?
a shitsu dog named cheeky

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share?
no.

26. What did you want to be when you were little?
to become a nun… I’m attracted to their veil

27. What is your best childhood memory?
“Bahay-bahayan” with friends

28. Are you a cat or dog person?
dog

29. Are you married?
Nope... I don’t have plan yet, though I’m getting older.

30. Always wear your seat belt?
No. In the first place I (we) do not have a car

31. Been in a car accident?
Yup. Twice: when I was 7 years old and during college years.

32. Any pet peeves?
none.

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
Any…. I LOVE pizza

34. Favorite Flowers?
Birds of Paradise

35. Favorite ice cream?
Durian, Cookies and Cream, Rocky Road

36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
Greenwich

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test?
Never tried the exam.

38. From whom did you get your last email?
gmail: from PPP
Yahoomail : lina@jobstreet.com
LOL

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
I do not have credit card and never will I get.

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
thinking of what would be my future… (a little bit worried actully)

41. Like your job?
NO. I despised it!!! But I'm trying to love it...

42. Broccoli?
Yes with beef and cashew nuts. I forgot the name of recipe.

43. What was your favorite vacation?
Bohol- Cebu escapade when I was 13 years old with my sibblings.

44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
Family

45. What are you listening to right now?
Music/MP3? None!
but currently listening to the sound of the aircondition unit and vehicles outside... LOL

46. What is your favorite color?
pastel shades

47. How many tattoos do you have?
None.

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?
I don’t know

49. What time did you finish this quiz?
I started 9:50 am and finished it around 10:17 am

50. Coffee drinker?
Occasionally

I’m tagging Imelda, Kuri, Mariz, Bogie, and MarlyMS

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