The Love Month is here!

Time flies so fast! It is February 3 now and before you know it, it’ll be Holy Week once again. This coming Wednesday is a red letter day for all Catholics out there. It will be Ash Wednesday already. Start of Friday fasting. Holy Week is way too early this year. March 16-23, unlike the usual first week of April that we are all used to.

Notice also how hot it already is? Summer is really here!

So you must have noticed I haven’t updated for 2 days. Here are the main reasons why…

It was supposed to be my mom’s 50th birthday had she survived her sickness. There would have been a party for her if she’s still alive. But she died a little over 2 years ago so there was none. The whole family still had dinner on her birthday, in honor of her memory.

We are looking for a university for my brother. He’ll be graduating from high school this coming April and will start college by June. My little brother’s already 16 and will soon cease to be the baby in the family. I just wish he will get to finish college and not get into bad company along the way.

I also had to take care of our trip to Baguio by the 2nd week of this month. My bestfriend Lem is getting married by the 18th in Baguio and my sisters and I are attending of course. He’s like a brother to us and had it been summer vacation already, the whole family would have been in complete attendance.

And we took advantage of the 3-day payday sale that is currently being held in some SM malls. We bought a lot of home stuff including several curtains. We are redecorating our home for the summer, making it more bright and cool to the eyes.

That took almost 3 days of my time and the reason for my online ‘absence’.

Funny banner!

I bumped the entry that was supposed to go up tonight and instead I am posting this one. I am browsing sites of some popular bloggers today to get some idea on what is happening in the other side of the blogosphere (read: the upper class) and have found this banner really funny…

PoogleBanner

These people are kissing Poogle’s a$$ to be able to get their PRs back. Ha! As if Poogle Google will care about them!

This blogger, one of the top earners in PPP, is saying goodbye to her paid posts because she is on a “Poogle worship mission”, her words not mine. She can adopt all this kiss-a$$ attitude already because she has earned over $10K from PPP and is earning almost $1K from TLA every month. Now what about the little bloggers just starting out to earn some extra income for the holidays???

I say go on an Alexa worship mission! Haha 😀

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I read Matt Cutts’ blog whenever he has updates. I love the guy even if he works at the Poogleplex. I admire his spunk in answering bitchy comments from bloggers slapped by his boss. I also admire his deep supply of patience in facing bloggers lambasting his boss. He explained some reasons why most blogs lost their PR. As well as why blogs not selling links or doing paid posts also got the slap. But there are loopholes in his explanation that I still don’t understand. Like, why are some blogs selling links not penalized like ours? Are they just lucky enough to avoid the Poogle’s all-encompassing eyes? And he said that blogs not into paid posts got a PR reduction because there was a PR update made at the same time the slap was happening. But then when you look at popular blogs previously slapped, they got their PR back just after a few days. What’s the deal?

Anyway, whatever, I still love Matt Cutts! Go read his blog if you are concerned whether Poogle will give you your PR back.

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Anyhow, this site is saying GOODBYE to PPP, Blogsvertise and ReviewMe. Ah no, I am not on a Poogle worship mission as well. It’s just that, now that this site is back to a PR0, I don’t feel compelled to write $5 posts under PPP anymore. And I am not really crazy about the Real Rank and Social Spark. It looks dubious to me and there is this nagging thought in my mind that Real Rank will only benefit the upper class of PPP posties and posties from the US, Canada and UK. Asian posties, notice how we don’t get decent opps but when you ask other posties in the US and UK they still get decent ones even if they have a PR0?

ReviewMe has brought me a decent amount of income when I joined them. But for some reason, campaigns get lesser and lesser for PR0 blogs. Ditto with Blogsvertise.

I checked and I only have 9 posts under PPP and 8 posts under ReviewMe. Not really sure how many under Blogsvertise but I think it’s around 5. There will be no more than that.

I will still be doing paid posts for SponsoredReviews, Smorty, PayU2Blog, BTOP and others.

BUT, it would be lesser or in between 2 non sponsored posts. That will be my goal for this blog come 2008.

Happy blogging everyone!

My weeks in review…

Been too sickly for the past 2 weeks. Probably brought about by the changing weather and lack of sleep. Anyway, now I am much better and have dropped coffee from my daily drinks. I have been drinking sterilized milk since yesterday and have stopped drinking even hot choco and iced tea.

Anyway, this morning, Rho told me that when she opened my site something happened to her pc. So I thought of doing a site “renovation” for the nth time and have hidden some abubot as well as the long blogroll (it’s still there just click on the buttons). I hope you find my site a bit more organized than before. And thanks sis for reminding me to “clean” this site. Been meaning to do it for sometime now…

Sis Becca, Vera, Thess, and Bluepanjeet… already met kuya Lawrence last Tuesday! Hahaha… I will dedicate a post about it when he sends the pictures over. It was so much fun! I still laugh whenever I remember our kalokohans hahahah… We went to kuya Vince‘s place and then met Wendy and Karen. Too bad I was not able to meet ironnie and jeprocks. Stay tuned for the whole story 🙂

Lastly, thank you to everyone who kept on visiting even though I hardly bloghop these days. I will be visiting daily next week, that’s a promise. And to be able to keep up with my whole blogroll, I am designating 2 days a week for bloghopping only.

Happy weekend everyone! God bless!

Shame on me…

For not posting for almost a week!

I’ve been extremely busy. Extremely. And I’ve been busy with other things.

Anyway…

How are you, friends? I hope everybody’s doing great right now. My boss took a vacation leave for a week. She took advantage of the 2 consecutive long weekends and left a lot of tasks for me to do. It was all cool, though. Not complaining. For the first time I felt I am working once again hehehe…

Been whining about my job for some time now. I know you probably think that I should get a move on and do something about my situation than whine, right? But when you are in a position that a lot of people depends on you, you tend to push aside your personal happiness and think of others instead. And it sucks, believe me. There are days when I keep thinking I should have been a bit more selfish but then again you will realize that their happiness is your happiness as well. And then I’d feel ashamed for even thinking about being selfish and all.

So I am still here taking on a job I have grown to love and hate. But don’t get me wrong, hey. I am thankful I became what I am. Being a CPA brought so much joy to my parents, my grandparents and my relatives have been boasting that I am the first one in the family and would love to see cousins follow in my footsteps. You should have seen the joy in my parents’ eyes when they saw my name on the newspaper. That was and still is the happiest day of my life. My dad immediately told neighbors that I passed the board exams. He called up all our relatives hahaha… And my mom was crying all morning. It was her dream, you see. She just got pregnant with me and shifted to another course instead to make her schedule easier. I remember her telling me that I must study at UST and no other university and that I must take up Commerce (Accountancy now) and no other course. I remembered that we were having lunch that day, when my dad told me that I should take up Law to become a CPA-Lawyer. For a time, I contemplated taking up Law. But my mom was adamant that I not become a lawyer lest I go to hell and all hahaha… and I am too lazy I don’t know if I still have it in me to study that hard again. Plus, do I really want to make my life more complicated than it is? I don’t think so. Then again my dad is always dropping hints when he sees a lawyer on tv. Hahaha

Oh well, I think being a CPA is enough already. Besides, I am giving myself one more year as an employee and will be embarking on another adventure once things get settled.

Hay… I was just planning to update you on what’s happening to me right now this post became a longish post na. Should make up for the week I hadn’t posted an update.

Happy weekend everyone! Once again, enjoy the long weekend 🙂

Wasted

Feel wasted right now. I am tired and my eyes are all puffy from lack of sleep. Can one feel wasted and happy at the same time? Probably. I do.

I am enjoying the bed weather right now. Feels good to just lie down on bed all day and do nothing. I still lack sleep so I am doing that after this.

So sorry been too busy doing sponsored posts I haven’t updated for days. I need some moolah because September is a big month for the family. 3 siblings will celebrate their birthdays (3rd, 19th and 26th of the month) and my mom’s death anniversary on the 29th. For the siblings, we will just probably go to dinner except on the 26th because that would be the youngest birthday. Might invite his friends over plus maglalambing yun for sure. And he’s been making parinig about a cellphone for months now. I might succumb to his parinig. As for my mom’s death anniversary (she died September 29, 2005), we will go to Bulacan and spend the day visiting her grave.

Regarding my mom’s grave, my dad and I regretted that we haven’t had her remains cremated instead. It would have been much better if we have her ashes at home or at nearby Mt. Carmel Church. So we’re actually thinking of having her remains exhumed and then cremated. A lot of families have done that already, according to the cemetery caretaker. But we’re still talking about it.

Anyway…

The metro’s flooded again. Our place is not flooded though but all the surrounding streets are. Anyway, for all of you going out, take care and be safe.

Happy long weekend everyone! Monday’s a non working holiday so enjoy the weekend. Be safe!

Chase, thanks for plugging my akoni site. Guys, I still need traffic for that site. Please visit it if you have time. Thanks much!

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