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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Resolution

I will lose weight.

I will exercise more.

I will study my notes every night to avoid cramming.

I will save more of my earnings.

I will limit my night outs with friends and colleagues.

Do you still think of your New Years Resolution before the next year begins? Okay most of us would say yes, but the question is do we hold on to that resolution? If yes, for how long? :)

If you will look above you can see some of the resolutions I made years ago. How about you? Can you relate to the resolutions above? Which of them did you do well?

The sad part about these New Years resolutions is that we (most of the time) do not keep them good to last for a year. It's easy to fall back and go on doing things the old way.

So for me, I will just make a weekly or monthly SMART goals so that I can help myself achieve it and see results.





Time bound

I'll keep a food journal to list the food that I take everyday. I will have a set weekly budget and will work on it no matter what. I will keep all my blogging earnings and deposit it right away on my checking account to fund the equity that I need to settle for the townhouse that I'll loan before 2009 ends.

I'll increase the time walking briskly whenever possible. The thing is I cannot do strenuous exercises because it increases the acid that makes me feel uncomfortable. I'll also use this blog to serve as my online diary in my quest to lose weight.

How about your own SMART goals for this year? Can you share some?

Photo credit: Jupacri

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My Boyfriend's 2009 Wishes

I asked Johann what are the things that he wishes for come 2009. I was expecting him to say things like a new laptop, a Sony Playstation Portable, a car or even a first-class massage. But he only answered, none.

He didn't want to make any wishes believing that he's jinxed when it comes to wishes. He had made so many wishes in his life but he said the things he wanted the most never do come true. So I guess he got tired of wishing.

Live life one day at a time. I'd say that would be his motto. I don't really dig that because I'm the kind of person who likes to make plans. And I love to make wishes and I believe wishes do come true. Of course not everything that you wish for will happen, but at least a few of them will... or might.

Perhaps I never outgrew Santa Claus. You know, when we were kids, we would make lists and Christmas wishes of toys and stuff that we wanted Santa to bring us. I still do make wishes, not to Santa, but to God. I believe he answers wishes or prayers, sometimes they're just the same.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Dayo (Filipino Animated Movie)

If I have to watch a movie from the present Metro Manila Film Festival, I would watch Dayo first.

And why not? This is the product of all Filipino animators. I believe that it's about time that they experience the support of the Filipinos in this project.

I went to their official website today at . Take a look. :)

  • Bubuy - Nash Aguas
  • Anna Manananggal - Anna Legaspi
  • Nano - Peque Gallaga
  • Narsi - Michael V.
  • Anna's Father - Johnny Delgado
  • Diwata - Laurice Guillen

Want to know what this movie is all about? Check out what Inquirer has to say:

"Dayo" follows the adventure of 11-year-old Bubuy as he tries to save his grandparents who have been abducted and brought to Elementalia, a mysterious and magical land that is home to popular creatures of Philippine mythology.

So there. A typical story of a helpful kid with extra ordinary struggles to overcome. Imagine now that a manananggal is portrayed as a good and helpful person. :)

Aside from the cast, I would also like to commend Lea Salonga for sharing her talent. After she provided the melody in some international animated movies, she also proved that she can support her Fellow Pinoys. Great job Lea! :)

In the end, I believe that this project will inspire more Filipino animators to do more movies like this. If anyone of them would happen to read this, please continue your efforts. Prove to the world that we're not only capable of providing animation outsourced services, we can also come up with our own full length animated projects. :)

Toyota Losing Money

I am watching the news this morning when I heard that Toyota announced that they're losing some money, blame it on the value of Yen (that's according to the news) and global financial crisis.

I'm not sure about it but if you're here in the Philippines, you will notice a lot of Toyota cars on the road. I know that here, Toyota still rules in terms of car sales. Be it from private vehicles to taxi fleet sales, they're the preferred brand of Filipinos.

I just hope that this won't affect their workers. I feel for them knowing that I've worked for a Toyota dealership before. I really pray that this won't result to layoffs and job loss that will increase the number of unemployed people here in the country.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Too Many Blogging Things to Do

If you maintain multiple blogs like I do, I know you'll feel for me when I tell you that blogging takes much more of your time. Of course I'm not complaining, in fact I made this post to quickly evaluate the things that I've accomplished today.

Let's start with my call center blog. I already updated it with a new post, like a teaser on what the readers can expect on the next few posts, like call center activities. It only takes less than a minute to check my post about it so feel free to hop . :)

Next, I already posted a paid post in my marriage blog. After this post I will also write one more regular post about my newly bought wedding directory/magazine. That is my first wedding related purchase as we are preparing for our wedding in December next year.

After that I also wrote a post about a problogging job opening link I got from Jobstreet. Of all my blogs, I feel that my freelancing blog needs more time to build on content but it's fine. I'll really find time this week to write more posts on some of my other blogs.

Okay, enough of the posts, now for the Entrecard drops. I already completed 300 drops for call center gal. Now, I'm dropping for this blog. :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Simple Married Life and Pinay Freelancer are Up Again!

Do you know how it feels to have blogs that are 'invisible' to your visitors? I say so because two of my other blogs were down for almost five days.

Now that I have those blogs up again let me tell you more about my two missed blogs:

First is Simple Married Life. I co-authored this blog with my boyfriend Johann. We want to make this blog as our online diary as we plan our wedding and live a simple married life after.

Then the other one is Pinay Freelancer. I created this blog to record my thoughts on how to work at home and earn something online. This is what I wanted to do eventually, to be like my mom who is successful in taking care of the family while making money for herself through her offline business.

I would encourage you to visit my other blogs and feel free to leave your comments. In return, I'd bring back the visit and comment back on your blog.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Entrecard Here I Come!

As of this writing I am now waiting for Entrecard to scan my blog. I just inserted the widget and I hope this will work fine for this blog, just like how it worked well with my other self-hosted blogs.

For those who doesn't have an Entrecard account yet, it's time to sign up your blogs so you can get to expose your online diaries to a lot of bloggers.

I'm really excited. Let's see who gets to place an ad here. :)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Earning Money Online

I've been doing this for some of my self-hosted domain blogs. There's no harm in making some extra money out of blogging right? Especially now that times are tough and we all need that something more to help sustain our finances.

These are the things that I've tried to make some more money online:

  • Advertising 125x125 banners
  • Text link advertising
  • Paid posts
  • Paid features
I have yet to try online surveys and affiliate programs. Let me know how else can I legally earn money online aside from those that I've mentioned above.