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Monday, June 30, 2008

Something About Me

Here's a fun tag from ZJ. The rules are:

1. When you buy a greeting card, are the words or the picture more important to you?
Both..even the color is important to me.

2. What’s your favorite kind of cake?
Many *I love to eat* But right now I'm wanting for a Carrot Cake - especially the one that the mother of my sister's ex makes.

3. Do you ever make gifts for people, if so what, or do you buy them?
Yes, I do -when I have the time.

4. What’s your favorite holiday?
No particular holiday really. But when Houston gets home, that's like a holiday to us.

5. Are you going on holiday this year? If so, where?
Hopefully *the destination is yet to be finalized*

6. What was the best party you've ever been to?
No particular party but I can remember enjoying the singles parties I've been to when I was in Cebu. Okay, now that I thought of Cebu - I remember loving the birthday party I had while we were reviewing for the Board Exam. It was so fun I almost permitted someone to dance on my lap! *gasp* (But I said ALMOST...)

7. If you are married, describe your wedding. If not, what would your ideal wedding be like?
Ours was a typical Filipino wedding. It was attended by relative and friends - I'd have preferred a more quiet and simpler wedding (with only my immediate family and maybe a couple or so friends) but since my family are clanish in a way so... *motioning with the hands* But I was so relieved when the ceremony was over because the preparation (more than a year of preparation, actually) was so stressful.

8. What’s the most romantic thing that’s ever happened to you?
Being wed to the man I love so much ... awwws... *grin*

9. What’s your favorite girl’s name?
-no specific name-

10. What’s your favorite boy’s name?
-Matt Kristoff (heheh)

11. Which celebrity would you like a dream date with?
Woooohooo... Wentworth Miller. Or Brad Pitt.

12. Which female celebrity do you find beautiful?
A lot. But one is Sarah Wayne Callies

13. Which male celebrity do you think is attractive?
-go back to my no. 11 answer.

14. What is your best character trait?
You have to ask that to my family or my friends.

15. What is your worst habit?

More of Meme Monday participants here.

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Pimp A Gnome

Wouldn’t it be a great idea to have someone turn all the trash and garbage in this world into gold? With the garbage we’re collecting everyday, I surely can expect a house full of gold if I get to find someone who can turn trash into gold.

Now in the fantasyland where you can create everything and anything into something and where you can find an exciting realm of magic, adventure, giant monsters, incredible weapons, artifacts, loot and even goopy icky things, we call this marvelous character- that turns your unwanted things into gold just by taking a golden squat- a Bling Gnome.

The magical Bling Gnomes are one of the significant characters in the online video game Dungeon Runners, an online multiplayer action role-playing game that transports you to fantasyland where one can explore dungeons, fight vicious monsters, use incredible weapons, find treasures and bask in limelight as your influence and powers grows. You can try download the game for free or purchase a subscription at the

Also, for a chance to win a $350 Best Buy Gift Card and to bask in the limelight, there’s a "Pimp Your Gnome" contest where people can create their own gnome and pimp it with a blingy hat or jewelry or any pimping accessory you can think of.

You could also dress yourself up as a bling gnome and sashay in public! Don’t forget to snap, snap pictures of your ka-ching-ching ka-bling-bling trip to town...very much like my alter ego in this clown-ka bling-bling gnome outfit! And if you're lucky your pics may make it to the!
Sponsored by Dungeon Runners

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Lethal Combination: Pacquiao Wins As Expected

Hurrah! Hurrah!

MANNY "PACMAN" PACQUIAO wins by knockout against David Diaz. The game ended at 9th round when Diaz fell flat on his face.

I must admit I was a little anxious with this game. But the scorecards are in now!

Congratulations to the Pambansang Kamao! You just made my heart swell with happiness.

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Go Sue!

I was watching vids of the performances of Pinoy Idol contestants and I gotta say I love this girl.

So young yet so cool. While watching her sing, I was racking my brain for a singer name that she reminded me of. And then I got it -somehow she does remind me of Bjork! I know it's not her voice -- I dunno maybe it's the way she moves and looks.

This girl -I believe she'll go a long way. I don't think she'll win the PI (because of her type of voice) but I have a feeling she'll make a fun artist. I can see record sales and fun gigs in the near future for her -nag ala Madam Auring ba naman...

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The Cisco Certification Made The Difference

With the industry I circulate in, I understand very well the importance of a Cisco certification. It has even become a must, and a certification is already a must have.

One time in not so distant past, the company was looking for a personnel to fill in an IT position. Numerous IT professionals turned in their application and I had recommended a friend for the position. I had thought that this friend was everything our company would want- in terms of skills. Taking his experience into consideration, I had no doubt in my mind that he will be an asset to the company. Because I know that he is highly qualified for the job and he is a perfect candidate, I vouched for his application and he went through the standard procedure of taking an exam and getting interviewed. To our surprise, when the selection process was all done, he was not hired. The significant thing that made a difference was a Cisco certification. Despite his skills and experience, my friend had no Cisco certification to his name then. It was a sad thing because I know he is a competent IT professional. But that is reality.

A Cisco certification would give an IT practitioner the edge. From experience, I guess employers would see the certification as an endorsement of sorts. To the practitioner, a certification is a confidence and marketability booster. And because of this, my sister (who is an IT graduate), my husband (who is in the design field) and I are in the process of working for our Cisco certifications too.

Sponsored by Cisco

Saturday, June 28, 2008


So pissed off with our internet connection at home. I keep on getting "Request Time-Out". Again, I am making a call to our hotline -albeit mentally. And again, I am troubleshooting! There must be something wrong with transmission between our CPE and the AP.

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About My Venture Into Paid Blogging

If you’ve been reading me, you’d have known that I have started monetizing my blog late last year. The jump to doing paid posts was not a whirlwind decision. I thought long and hard about it – and weighed the consequences i.e. readership issue, etc… While I didn’t realize other issues that I might encounter with this decision, I had learned a lot over the course of time – I am still learning now. I learned how it feels like to lose a PR and then regain it again. I am learning the English language and its usage all over again. Most of all, I have learned to that in everything we do, the success depends on how much dedication we invest in what we are doing. I used to see paid blogging as an easy ticket to earn extra cash. I didn’t know then that you can only expect much from paid blogging, only if you put much into it too. Now I realize that it needs more time than what I can afford to spend online.

In short, it is a rollercoaster ride for me. Sometimes, I get to deliver posts, sometimes not. This is due to the fact that not only do I have a regular 8-hour-a-day job, I only have a family to take care of. But over time, I have learned my pace –and am still learning at the moment. I have been blessed with good opportunities online but I can just imagine how it must be for those who can afford to stay longer online. I can only imagine the rewards they are reaping- what with numerous paid blogging services these days. And very recently SocialSpark is launched as addition to the list. It’s “so far,so good” for me but I will have to stop there. If you want to learn more and experience paid blogging the SocialSpark way, you have to try it and find out what it's like for yourself.

Sponsored by SocialSpark

Flame Of Friendship

From Liza and Maiylah:

The Flame of Friendship.
A symbol of spirit of unity.
The burning icon of love.
Undying picture of hope.
The hot symbol of oneness.
The Flame of Friendship.

And now it’s your turn to flame yourself! Meet new friends. Discover friendship. Make bonds.

Copy this post starting from the PICTURE ABOVE to the end and add your blog on the list below.

Let’s start FLAMING!

+ The People Who Accepted The Flame of Friendship +
Tiklaton: We are the witness
Janeth Vicy’s Life Journey
My Precious
Jean’s Live it Up…
Sharz - Pangit’s Journey In The States
JAM-Life:Thoughts & Inspirations
The Sweet Life
Beyond Being A Mom
Me and Mine
My so called life
The Paper Vision

I'm tagging Melanie, Chuck, Lareine and Ana.

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Is This Working?

I am not sure how dating sites work. To be honest, I totally have no clue since I haven’t been into one before –except this morning when I had to check a Dating Affiliate Program of one of the Niche Dating Sites around. After browsing, I still have little idea how this would work but maybe it does work for other people out there.

Friday Feast


What is the weather like today where you live?


On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how career-minded are you?
8. I give the 2 for the adjustments I make for my family.


What type of window coverings do you have in your home? Blinds, curtains, shutters, etc.?
Blinds and curtains

Main Course

Name something that instantly cheers you up.
Music and food (among other things)


How many times do you hit the snooze button on a typical morning?
Sometimes a lot of times. Sometimes there's just no time to do that.

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Get Your CISCO Certification, Too

The demand for IT professional is rapidly growing – here and abroad. And with this trend, my sister was encouraged to take up an IT course. She is a graduate now but she is working to get to the next level of the IT profession – that is to secure an associate Cisco certification. Here, it has actually become a necessity for IT professionals to get a Cisco certification because when you are Cisco-certified, bigger doors of opportunity are opened for you.

I, for one, am also inspired to get my certification. Being in the wireless communications industry (where we mostly use Cisco equipments and where the direction is using the IP platform fullblast), I understand the need for this. It is also apparent that one’s credibility in operating and maintaining these equipment–although not wholly- but primarily depends on whether one is Cisco-certified or not. Currently, my colleagues are already having their CCNA modules and I might follow suit once my current career pre-occupation is accomplished. It’s so convenient these days because one can get the training and exams online.

My husband who is in the Hardware design industry is also working in getting his associate certification (there are various Cisco associate certifications i.e. Design (CCDA), Routing and Switching (CCNA), Security (CCNA Security), Voice (CCNA Voice) and Wireless (CCNA Wireless) but he is getting the Routing and Switching CCNA). Like in our company, it is not required of them, but he understands that getting a training and securing a certification will enhance his knowledge and skills and will give him an edge in his practice.

Sponsored by Cisco

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Viva La Ferraris


For more of Wordless Wednesday participants, click here.

Or you can visit 5minutes4mom.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Meme Monday

My friend Ana tagged me this 6 quirks meme. Rules are as follows:

Link the person who tagged you.
Mention the rules in your blog.
Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them.
Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger's blogs letting them know they've been tagged.

So here are few quirks about me.

*I think cleaning the toilet - our toilet- is cathartic. it's one of my favorite thing to do at home.

* I feel uneasy watching someone cutting his nails. It just doesn't feel right-it's as if i'm peeping on a private body part. I only learned recently about this quirk of mine because I never pay attention to people cutting nails. But one time, I was in this public transpo and someone right across me was cutting his nails. And I realized I don't like it.

* I misplaced priorities at times (oppps is it confession time already?). Others think I'm so organized but that really isn't true.

* I prefer to sleep when a room is pitch balck.

* I can sleep without pillows.

* I have this silly habit of smelling the food first before tasting it. Others think that's so rude. Well, I try hard to keep myself from that (sometimes I fail).

So there...I'm going to break a rule and I will not tag anyone but if you want to do this, you are very welcome to do so, baby.

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Went In A Costume?

Despite my temporary distraction with Bones – which I have finished watching a week ago, I’m still desperate for the return of Prison Break. September is still a long way off! So desperate was I that I’m already imagining Wentworth Miller in Halloween costumes! No offense meant there. But wouldn’t that be cool and fun?

Can you imagine him looking like these two furry mascot. That bear with flowers (for me) looks too cute.

Now speaking of costumes, are you wanting:

- sexy or plus size Halloween costumes?
- kid (yes, they even have costumes for babies!) or adult Halloween costume?
- dogs and pets’ costume?
- Renaissance, pirate, TV and movie or comic character costumes?
- accessories like scary masks, etc?
- theater make-up?
- holiday decorations?

Or as early as now, are you looking for costume ideas? You definitely need not look too far because I know of a cool place that will take care of all your costume shopping needs.

It’s a one-stop costume shop that offers everything you need from costumes to accessories to decorations and even make-up!
And what’s so great about it is the fact that they ship anywhere in the world. So wherever you may be – are you in Vietnam, China, the Philippines, the UK? – you need not worry. They are going to have your orders right at your doorstep.

And there’s a trade secret I am itching to divulge now. Are you in for a secret? It’s actually about the secret HAUNTED HOUSE backdoor that will open up to a great discount. And when you get lucky and find it, you will get a discount code that you can avail when buying any costume, props, decorations, accessories etc..etc.. – as in anything in the store! To get to the Backdoor, here’s my instruction: Go to the homepage halfway down on the right and click on the brown comma in the line that reads “Our Store now has over 8,000 masquerade items for you to choose from!”

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Contest Galore

From FromDatestoDiapers is having a contest. You could win a Flip&Tumble bag or a tee. Contest will end on Friday, June 27 9PM.

The Opinionated Parent is giving away a cool pillow. Contest end on Thursday, June 26.

Jackie is giving away trendy tadpole's shirt. Contest closes on Tuesday, June 24.

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Friday, June 20, 2008

I'm Just Surprised

I had to write about this - no, not because I think it's uncool but because this totally caught me off guard. I am just sooo surprised- that is all. Despite being an avid viewer of Heroes, I didn't know George Takei, who plays Kaito Nakamura the billionaire "hero"-daddy of Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka) in the TV series Heroes is not straight.

Please, please...I'm not out to ridicule him (and why should I?). I respect him as an actor - I think he's very effective in all the roles that he has played - be it on TV or the silverscreen.

I also do not want to say anything about homosexuality (nor I have the intention of going in that direction now) but I just wanted to say that I didn't know this bit about George Takei. I really had no clue. And this newsbit got me disoriented for a moment.

And let me quote a part of what George said:
For now, Brad and I are enjoying the delicious dilemma of deciding where, when, and how we will be married. Marriage equality took a long time, but, like fine wine, its bouquet is simply exquisite.
As a last note, I'd like to reiterate that everyone has the right to be respected and accepted for what they are. Let's celebrate love then.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wildflower - New York

So I received Sheryl Crow's DVD last Tuesday. Being a big fan of hers, it goes without saying that I could hardly contain my excitement to watch her performance during the Wildflower Tour.

So when I came home from the office, watch her - I did. I actually watched with my son Matt - who was all eyes and ears to her performance. (I couldn't believe that Sheryl Crow had his full attention the entire time the DVD was playing! Matt is a very active kid and he always moves around even if his favorite flicks are turned on that's why I was surprised when he kept still the whole time Sheryl was singing on screen).

Anyway, I enjoyed the performance a lot. Can I just add-- maybe it's just my imagination but I can detect a slight awkwardness there -- not with the singing though but with her movements. But anyway, I just love her. I love her performance and I definitely love, love, love her song for God entitled Letter to God and her anti-war song, Where Has All The Love Gone.

I was still lost in thought thinking of these songs when the credits rolled on the screen and I was only brought back to the present time when Matt moved and requested to "watch Tita Sherie again, Mama."

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Yesterday was a wonderful day. First, it was my mother's 64th birthday --Happy birthday, Ma!

Second, I received a cool package in the office.

Inside were the following:


I was really gushing when I saw the contents. I was like: Oh my God, Oh my's finally here. It's actually a little late but I'm glad it came in before my sister's birthday - which is going to be in a week's time (since I promised to give her Mariah's CD).

**Thanks Elina**

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Meme Monday

My friend Grace tagged me for this fun book meme. Sorry Grace, I almost forgot about this. I only remembered because of the Dashboard link.

So here are the rules of the meme:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open it at page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence/phrase.
4. Blog the next four sentences/phrases together with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig your shelves for that very special or intellectual book.
6. Pass it forward to six friends.

The nearest one with me now (which is few inches away from my keyboard) is my camera's manual - I hope it counts. So at p123, the fifth sentence says NOTHING. I am not kidding. There is no 5th sentence- nothing follows the 4th sentence.

But if I may say this, the 5th phrase is "about images taken with another camera." Hehe.

I'm not going to tag anyone, but if you want to snag this, go and have fun! For more of Meme Monday, visit LivinWithMe.

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I'm Confused I Might As Well Clean

Awhile back, I wrote this post about cleaning -or not cleaning. It's a sponsored post I did for SS. Now my concern is looking in my the opps, I am surprised why I still have the reservation for a similar opportunity. **Update: the full reprint of the post was disapproved by Customer Love.

True, if my son Matt is not very allergic and if I am not OC (about cleaning) in nature, I would have gladly ignored and kept the dirt and earth that will gather in our furniture, on the floor intact.

But I am so OC and my son is very allergic, so that makes me a cleaning freak. I like to vacuum and clean like there’s no tomorrow –that’s what my idea – and the only way I know-- of keeping my peace of mind. I vacuum, I mop, I wipe – frequently. And which also means I run a high bill on electric consumption.

But wouldn’t it be great if I am able to cut down the bills?
Here comes the Dirt Devil AccuCharge™ to the rescue.

We do not have it here but its features are superbly favorable. The AccuCharge Stick Vac and Hand Vac use 70% less electricity and charge fast thus, making them the first cordless cleaning technology to earn the Energy Star approval.

Sponsored by Dirt Devil AccuCharge

Sunday, June 15, 2008

P.S. I Love You

Activity in the office was relatively slow yesterday and so I had a chance to -- guess what? -- watch a movie again.

And it's a lovestory! Weeee heee. Being a sucker of romantic tales, you can just imagine how secretly excited I was when my male officemate only said in a flat voice, "it's a lovestory" after I asked whether it's a good one. * But of course, I tried to mask my excitement*

Anyway, PS. I Love You, which stars Hilary Swank (Holly) and Gerard Butler (Gerry), is a story of a young widow named Holly who discovers that her husband Gerry left her messages to help her get through her mourning. And help her start a new life.

It's a total tearjerker and it touched me. It actually planted what-ifs in my mind. Although the concept about "those letters" seem unbelievable and not realistic, I was carried away with the story. And what do you expect from a wuss like me? It won't be shocking to know that I cried - as in CRIED - while watching it. I was silently crying right there in the office. And I would have unabashedly cried more if I wasn't sharing the room with two other companions who were busy doing technical stuff.

When I went to the CR after seeing the end of the movie, I saw that my eyes were swollen and red. What a wuss! So my say about P.S. I Love You is it's an eye stinger. :-)

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Wish You Were Here

So I was asked, “How do you avoid spending energy on cleaning?”

Turning my head left to right, I say “Pardon? Are you talking to me?”

But what I really wanted to say is, “Did I hear the word cleaning? What’s that? It’s not in my vocabulary.” Ha! *eyes rolling heavenwards*

You bet you can trust me to say that. To save energy, I will not move any muscle just to clean come what may. *hallelujiah playing in the background*

Isn’t it practical to just let thing be? Let the dirt gather on the floor, the dust on the furniture and the earth on the doorstep. Let them all be. And I’ll still live and breathe comfortably.

But all that really is wishful thinking. Cleaning really is an integral part of me –especially since I have a very allergic son. *snapping back to reality on full force now*

I vacuum our house regularly, disinfect toys and just clean, clean, clean whenever I have time. I’m actually a little OC about cleaning and our vacuum is my bestfriend, thus our high electric bills (oh, how I complain!).

While I don’t think there is a way to avoid vacuuming, there is a better way to save on energy and minimize on power consumption. Introducing the Dirt Devil ® AccuCharge™.


I so wished this is available here since it is a wonderful that there is a vacuum available in the market that uses 70% less energy. And so, the AccuCharge Stick Vac and Hand Vac are the first cordless cleaning technology to earn Energy Star approval.

Next to hearing that I don’t need to clean anymore, I just think this is just music to my ears.

Sponsored by Dirt Devil AccuCharge

Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday's Feast


Do you consider yourself to be an optimist or a pessimist?
An optimist (who at times gets tempted in entertaining pessimistic thoughts).


What is your favorite color of ink to write with?


How often do you get a manicure or pedicure? Do you do them yourself or go to a salon and pay for them?
I don't get regular manicures because I just want to keep my fingernails short and immaculate. As with pedicure, three months ago, I started getting pedicures from someone who comes in our house to do my mother and sister's nails. But for two weeks now or maybe 3, I've enjoyed a pedi-free life again.

Main Course

Have you ever won anything online? If so, what was it?
Yes. Reading materials. Journal. Tote. Stuffed Animal clothing.


In which room in your house do you keep your home computer?
Our room.

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Penelope Give-away Atbp.

I received a package last week which contains the ff:


I still have to read the book and maybe I'll write a review later. I also love the stickers and that cute green/lavender wrap that comes with it.

The Degree package also came last week.

Thanks BDMM.

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What's In A Name?

I’m aware that names have special meaning and significance to them. Example, it is said that Abraham means “father of many” and Abraham did become the father of his people. David also means “beloved” and indeed, he’s loved by many.

But I didn’t know that even manga characters have special meaning to their names. Example, from the Japanese manga BLEACH, Ichigo Kurosaki’s name means “First Guardian” or “He who protects. (Now, it would be interesting to find out whether he really could protect the world from annihilation.) So then, if I were to choose a powerful name (like one for a superhero or manga character), I’d pick my name to be Jada Yagami. Jada because I love shades of green (jade) and Yagami from another Manga character. How about you, what would it be?

Want to learn more about manga characters? You may start by watching Bleach the Movie. It will be available in selected US movie theatres on June 11 and 12. Purchase of tickets maybe done online –by providing your zip code. Maybe it’s time to go and check it out.

Sponsored by NCM Fathom

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Brown Saturday

We did not have electricity today - from 6AM to 7PM. Maybe it's one of those maintenace activities with the local provider but I felt so bummed when my PC went out early this morning. But really it's okay No, I was honestly twitching and restless this afternoon after our trip from a nearby pool since I had wanted to catch up with some blogging duties. I know that's a shallow reason but I need to return the love in the Blogosphere. I have a lot of catching up to do. (So if I haven't returned the love yet, don't think I'm snobbing you or anything. It's just that I need some time to do that).
I also hate it when we do not have electricity because it means grilling ourselves in a warm house. My son Matt always sleeps longer in his naptime when we have the A/C.

Anyway, Matt thoroughly enjoyed the pool today. He actually didn't want to go home and kept on saying "swim some more" but we just had to be home by lunchtime since I promised my mother we'll eat lunch together.

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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Guess Where I Am?

I have not done anything wrong.

I did not steal anything. Or kill anyone. I did not do anything WRONG.

That’s why I am not in hiding. But if I were hiding or if someone asks me now where I wanted to hide (even if I do not want to) , I’d say somewhere where the weather is favorable to a tropical girl like me. Somewhere where winter is mild if not rare.
I already have one specific city in mind. And it is one of ten largest cities in the United States with 61.3% of the population identify themselves as Hispanic in origin. The specific spot is actually my favorite number.

Can you guess where it is? To get more clue, check this video I made for USA Network's new original series In Plain Sight, which is already launched last Sunday, June 1.

Catch In Plain Sight on USA Network Sundays 10PM.

Sponsored by USA Network's new original series In Plain Sight

Friday, June 06, 2008

Friday's Feast


When you drink soda/pop/coke, do you prefer to drink it from the bottle, a can, or after pouring it into a cup?
I have long given up drinking Coke or Pepsi and I don't drink any carbonated drinks either so let me revise the object into bottled water or juice.
I like to drink from the cup. I do not like to drink from the can unless if I do not have any other choice.


What television show are you willing to stay up late to watch?
I stayed up late watching Miss Universe before (in my teenage years). Now, I don't usually stay late to watch anything... But uhmmm, I don't know if this counts but I remember I stayed late few months ago watching episodes of Criminal Minds in my iPod.


Name one person, place, or thing you think of as brilliant.
Da Vinci. Need I say more?

Main Course

Would you be willing to work 4 10-hour days instead of 5 8-hour days in order to save gas?
Oh no..... Not now (because I actually tried working 16 hrs for about 5 days before but that was when I was still single and no kid to think and take care of).


If you were a superhero, what would you call yourself?
Jada. No particular reason. That's what came to mind first. :-)

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Why Socialspark?

I’m sure some of you have already seen this around. And maybe you are familiar with SocialSpark already. Or better yet, like me, you're already a member of it.

But if you are not a member and not yet familiar with it, let me do the honor of telling you what it is. SocialSpark is a promising social marketing community where advertisers and bloggers can connect with each other. Now I'm not going to tell bloggers out there to hop in and join us in this community ASAP but I'd like to point out SocialSpark features that may be interesting to bloggers who want to monetize their blogs.

So why Socialspark?

First, because from a blogger’ point of views, I’m saying that creating an account is easy peasy. All you have to do is supply your email address and your password. A confirmation email is then sent to with further instructions to activate your account.

Here's what the signup page looks like:

As a verified blogger (account successfully created), you now have a way to take opportunities and write content and get paid on a per post basis. You may also take on sponsorship for your blog and get paid on a daily basis. Either way, you have an option which you’d prefer.

Also, you can promote yourself or your blog through Socialspark. There’s a feature there called Sparky which you can set so that your blog or content will be promoted in the Blogosphere thru other bloggers. This way you can generate more traffic and maximize social media exposure.

From its name alone, it’s not a big surprise that Socialspark is a social networking site, too. Maybe even a better social networking site at that. Because not only can you connect with blogging friends or better yet, make new friend through it but you can earn money as well. And get this, it’s not really just bloggers you can connect with, you can also have advertisers get engaged with you. Now, no other marketing community or social networking site is offering that, right?

Here's how my page looks like:

Notice the feedback system used: thru props/drops (thumbs-up/down) and comment. You can also see my friends, the props I have and other blogger statistics.

Last but definitely not the least, SocialSpark is built on very reasonable code of ethics/policies that could be encapsulated as follows:
100% Audit-able In-Post Disclosure
100% Transparency
100% Real Opinions
100% Search Engine Friendly

Here's how the page looks, upon logging in to my account:

So what do you think?

Sponsored by SocialSpark

Unbelievably Me

I cannot believe I was able to do it. I wouldn't really though I could. But this afternoon, I was watching BONES while eating snacks.

If you're familiar with the series, I'm sure you'd understand my disbelief. Cadavers (or bodies in the advanced stage of decomposition, to put it bluntly) and food just doesn't sound like a good match.

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I'd Be Honored To Review Products I Trust

For few months that I’ve been doing paidposts, I found myself doing posts of various topics and products - from credit cards to clothing, insurance to slippers, online games to movies, and many other subjects. Although lately, based on the opps I usually get from PPP or, it looks like Verb is going on the entertainment track (with topics such as music, movies, artists and games). But this doesn’t say I will not do other products reviews. I might not be able to do some here, but maybe my other blogs would be fitting. I really am looking forward to do reviews for some products I am using and I’b be real honored to review them.

And here are some of these products and some brand names that I secretly would love to do a review for:

Baby products

Johnson& Johnson’s – because I used some of their baby products even in my teenage years. Now, I am still using their Aveeno Daily Moisture Lotion (which is really designed for babies) and my mother is also using some of their products, too.

Pigeon baby – from bottles to cups to baby lotion to toothpaste, Matt has been using their products since birth. When it comes to baby products, I trust this company.

All natural products such as those from Burt’s Beeswax.

I just love, love, love their products.


I’m such a huge fliploppin’ Momma and I patronize slip-ons from Havaianas and Ipanema

I could really go on and on with this topic but for now, I will hold myself from spilling more "secrets."

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I was so annoyed. I imagined myself calling Customer Service and reporting my problem. But since I work for the company offering this Broadband service and I'm part of the technical team that the Customer Service would eventually endorse this problem to, I found myself shutting up and troubleshoot the problem myself.

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