First Christmas Without You

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We’re only 5 months away until Christmas! Are you excited already? I am not.

I can picture already that my family and I will be really really sad when that day comes since it’ll be the first Christmas without my dear father. I remember when he was still alive, he loved celebrating Christmas (he was born on December 24), he loved to invite and entertain guests in our home and he loved to play Christmas songs on full blast very early in the morning.

I miss you everyday Tay. I miss you and I love you! Instead of being all depressed and sad on your birthday/Christmas, we will try to celebrate and remember you. Just like last year, we will put up the big Christmas tree around the corner of our living room, maybe we’ll even setup a department 56 dickens village display on one of the console tables you made, we’ll cook all your favorite food on your birthday/Christmas and invite some friends and relatives. We will try to live well and be grateful always. Please help us esp. Nanay to keep moving forward.

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Malaysian Airlines Passenger Jet Has Been Shot Down Over Ukraine


Russia apparently shot down Malaysian Airlines flight #MH17 over Ukraine. The flight was carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew onboard.

Flight MH17 departed Amsterdam at 12.15pm (Amsterdam local time) and was estimated to arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 6.10 am (Malaysia local time) the next day.

The passenger jet was reportedly shot down in a war-torn area of eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, killing all people aboard. The Ukrainian president and the Pro-Russia rebels in that area denied involvement in causing the crash.

Pictures of the  Flight MH17 Malaysian Airlines crash site:


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Filipinos In The X Factor Australia 2014

Mary Ann Van Der Horst

Totally love her personality and stage presence. Her movements are very professional. I have a feeling she’d performed in a large crowd back here in the Philippines. Out of the 3, she’s my favorite. I couldn’t stop watching her audition video. So fun to watch. I am excited to see more of her in this show.

Justin Vasquez

Marlissa Punzalan

They’re all very talented! Wish them all the best in The X Factor Australia 2014.

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Suspended OLX (formerly Account

I just recently started using OLX (formerly, never knew they’re that strict and complicated, they actually have people who monitor or quality check ad post everyday. So many restrictions like you’re only allowed to enter 700 character description on each ads (no phone, email, website included in the description). A few weeks back, I got suspended after creating 2 accounts. Well, you’re not allowed to change your username, I didn’t like the username it generated so I had to come up with a new one (I am maarte like that lols). After dealing with their techsupport for 9 days (yesss 9 dayss! so much hassle!!!), I was able to finally retrieve my account.  If you’d like to check what I am selling online, CLICK HERE

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Apartment For Rent in Cubao, Near Eastwood City, Libis Quezon City

Looking for an apartment near EDSA, Ortigas, and Eastwood City, Libis? Check out this 2 storey apartment along 9th Ave. in Cubao (Brgy. Socorro). Very nice location. Accessible. Near SM Cubao, AliMall, Farmer’s Market, Gateway Mall, Hypermart (along Edsa, old Makro), Araneta Coliseum.

How To Get There:

From Pasig / Libis, ride jeep going to Cubao, ask Kuya Driver to drop you off at Liberty Ave. (along 13th Ave), from there, walk to your left until you reach 9th Ave., look for the red gate (#54 9th Ave). I don’t have their contact number. Also, this is 2-storey apartment in Cubao Area so expect that their rental fee will not go lower that 12K.

All the best in your apartment hunting!

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Affordable House and Lot Rent-To-Own in Bulacan, as low as 2,026.74/month

Planning to buy a house and lot that’s within your budget? Check out this Low cost housing in Sta. Maria Bulacan — Selera Homes


LOT AREA: 28sqm
FLR AREA: 34sqm


Total Contract Price: 466,977.80
PagIBIG Loan Value: 400,000
Total Equity: 66,977.80
Reservation Fee: 5,000
Net Equity: 61,977.80
20 Months Equity Inst: 3,098.89/month

Est. PagIBIG Monthly Amort (30 Years) – 2,026.74/month

More picture and details HERE

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Bought New Domains From

Yeay! Bought 3 new domains from for only 297Php. Bought each domain for only 99Php! Saved me a lot of money! I was hesitant at first kasi baka naman hindi legit buti na lang I trusted google! What I like about their service is that they offer different payment methods — online and offline. I paid mine thru BDO bank deposit (via Dragonpay), very nice option to those who don’t have paypal accounts and credit cards. If you’re looking for an affordable domain provider, check out their website. They still have a promo I think 199Php per domain, it’s still quite cheap compared to ploghost’s 600Php a year. is legit! Here are the domains I registered to them:


Their website loads a little bit slow compared to my other domain providers (I also have domains from godaddy and ploghost) but it’s ok.

Setup your blogspot blog by following the easy steps illustrated HERE

Hopefully next year, their renewal fee wont be very very expensive.

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Humans of New York

Sharing a post I read in my favorite Facebook page at the moment — HUMANS OF NEW YORK

“I’ve been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I’m an ordained pastor. But it’s just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: ‘Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They’re just as convinced as I am.’ And it just doesn’t make sense anymore. It doesn’t make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people’s lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: ‘God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!’ Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there’s a purpose behind one person’s success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that’s just cruel.”

Exactly what I am going through right now.

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July 2014 Commitment

We’re already halfway through 2014! Instead of WISHING AND HOPING, I want to set GOALS AND PLANS this time. And I want to stay committed to my goals– health wellness and financial independence.

So this July, I commit to:

- create a blogpost here at least 3x a week
- 1 blogpost for all my other blogs every week (,,
- walk/run at least 2x a week
- eat veggies 6 days a week (1 day is reserved for chicken/meat)
- use the JUICER once a week! Sayang naman.
- post 10 ads everyday
- manage my finances better (no unnecessary purchases– clothes, shoes etc.)
- set aside money to pay our payables
- to save and invest
- start earning money again thru PU2B, PTCs etc.  PTCs etc.
- stop drinking Coke
- eat less rice
- take vitamin C, E and Iron daily
- apply Pond’s day and night cream everyday/night
- drink 8++ glasses of water everyday
- cut my grocery budget to half
- take the IC exam and pass it. Finish the 10-day e-learning.
- close at least 1 sale for July
- stop buying (and eating) chichiryas and pancit canton haha
- start earning money thru diff business ventures (RE, SF, Ag, BL)
- get enough sleep everyday and start each day early
- to do 30 sit ups everyday
- expand my network / become more sociable
- keep trying, experimenting, learning until I succeed

I will add more when I remember them later today.

Let’s do this!

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Becoming a Homebased Entrepreneur / Freelancer / Self-employed

Yeap! You read it right! I am busy learning and trying to become a homebased entrepreneur/freelancer/self-employed. Why not? I tried being a Corporate Slave for the past 12 years and it got me nowhere. I still don’t have a lot of money, no nice car, my dreamhouse still remained in my dreams. At this point, I’d like to try out something else. Something that:

- will allow me to become my own boss
- will allow me to do things in my own time and my own way
- will allow me to have limitless earning potential
- will allow me to do worthwhile things for the mankind

Not easy but I am enjoying and learning a lot, so wish me loads of GOOD LUCK! Let’s do this!

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