Friday, August 31, 2012

Improving My Alexa Ranking

I want to receive more writing opportunities from paid to post sites like Blogsvertise, Link Vehicle, Sponsored Reviews, PayPerPost and a lot more. That's why I'm trying very hard to increase my page rank from PR1 to PR2. I do these by writing posts more frequently. I hope that I'll achieve that goal anytime soon. But that's not the only thing I'm working on. I'm also trying to lower my Alexa ranking. I want to sign up for a blogging site but I couldn't get in because my Alexa rank is not below 1 million. So good luck to me. They say that Alexa ranking is important because it provides the owner of the blog with valuable information. Website ranking is based on page views and market reach which is determined by the number of users who visit your blog on a given day. Anyone can download the Alexa tool to see their blog's ranking and improve it.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Amazing Alphas

I have a new favorite TV series that I've been watching these past few nights. It's a science fiction drama called Alphas. The series revolves around a group of people called Alphas who have super human abilities. The good alphas are "special agents" who fight the bad alphas. It's somewhat similar to Heroes and X-Men. The good alphas are led by Dr. Lee Rosen who tries very hard to handle his group who each have powers that could destroy others if used inappropriately. The five alphas in his group also happens to have strong personalities to match their powers.

I won't go into details anymore about each person's abilities. Suffice to say that they're all awesome! I want all their powers. The series is very entertaining because of the interesting story lines. Watch it for yourself so you'll see what I mean.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Home Remedies for Dark Circles Under the Eyes

I have trouble sleeping and would often stay awake until the wee hours of the morning. I have dark circles under my eyes that I really hate. But I'm trying to remedy that by using Pond's Gold Radiance Youth Reviving Eye Cream and Garnier Light Brightening Eye Roll-On. There are home remedies though which are way cheaper. Here are some of them:

1.) Use cold tea bags, apply them to the eyes for over 15 minutes everyday.
2.) Cut cucumber into slices, cool in the refrigerator and place on eyes for 10 minutes.
3.) Mix lemon juice, cucumber juice and lanolin cream together and then apply under the eyes.
4.) Put slices of oil-rich avocado under each eye.
5.) Mix equal quantities of corn flour and yoghurt and then apply.
6.) Mix ground almonds and milk, then apply.
7.) Eat lots of vegetables and drink lots of water.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My Everyday Beauty Products

I don't really consider myself vain, well maybe somewhere in between :) I'm already in my 30's so it's just natural that I take care of my skin more diligently. And besides looking good makes a woman more confident. I follow my skin regimen to a T and eat all the right foods (except when I eat out of course!). I also drink lots of water so I won't look "dry" and I never forget my daily dose of Vitamins C and E, courtesy of Healthy Options Antioxidants and Myra 400 E.

My everyday beauty products are: Myra Vitawhite Whitening Hand and Body Lotion, Myra Vitawhite Face Lotion, Pond's Gold Radiance Youth Reviving Eye Cream, Garnier Light Brightening Eye Roll-On, Placenta Herbal Soap, and Celeteque Dermoscience Brightening Facial Wash. I swear at how effective Placenta soap is at making my skin fairer in just 7 days. I don't have much skin problems like acne but I do have dark circles under my eyes (as you can see in the picture) which I try hard to remedy by religiously using the Pond's Gold Radiance Youth Reviving Eye Cream and Garnier Light Brightening Eye Roll-On.

I'm sure all you ladies have your share of favorite products. Care to share?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Jar of Hearts

I heard this song again a while ago. It kinda made me a little sad but nevertheless it's a beautiful song meant to be heard by everyone.

Jar of Hearts

I know I can't take one more step towards you
Cause all that's waiting is regret
And don't you know I'm not your ghost anymore
You lost the love I loved the most

I learned to live half alive
And now you want me one more time

And who do you think you are
Running 'round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don't come back for me
Who do you think you are

I hear you're asking all around
If I am anywhere to be found
But I have grown too strong
To ever fall back in your arms

And I've learned to live half alive
And now you want me one more time

And who do you think you are
Running 'round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don't come back for me
Who do you think you are

And it took so long just to feel alright
Remember how to put back the light in my eyes
I wish I had missed the first time that we kissed
Cause you broke all your promises
And now you're back
You don't get to get me back

And who do you think you are
Running 'round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don't come back for me
Don't come back at all

And who do you think you are
Running 'round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
Don't come back for me
Don't come back at all
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Original Skin

I've never heard of The Original Skin until last night when I received an email from them inviting me to join their affiliate program. The Original Skin is a new men's clothing label from London, England. They are currently marketing their current collection showcasing some thought provoking and socially relevant designs. Men who don't like too much fuss about how they dress but rather prefer simple yet catchy T-shirts will like The Original Skin

They deliver worldwide and as an introductory gift to everyone, they have a 50% off discount! Furthermore, if you become an affiliate, you'll earn 10% commission per item.  

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Oasap Affiliate Program

I was so disappointed when I wasn't accepted as a Fashion Hunter in Oasap. But I learned that you can still earn from them by joining their affiliate program (if you're already a fashion hunter, you can't join the affiliate program). All you need to do is to copy and paste the different banner and text codes to your blog or website, send visitors to Oasap and earn commission when they buy something. Here are the advantages of joining:

  •  12.5% commission on all sales
  • 2-tiered commissions
  • 60 day tracking cookies
  • Text links, ad banners, product feed, coupon codes, newsletters
  • Real time report and commission transaction 
 Oasap Fashion Store

Friday, August 24, 2012

Romwe Online Shop

I think I'm getting addicted to online shopping. I keep searching the net for online shops that offer a lot of discounts and have free shipping worldwide. I've recently signed up with Romwe and got myself a 20% discount. They also have no minimum purchase required so if you're cash-strapped but dying to buy that gorgeous pair of earrings, you can do so. By the way, they have a nice program for fashion bloggers who have at least 2,000 followers. They'll give out $150 worth of items per month to the bloggers for them to review.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Stackers Burger Cafe Experience

I almost forgot to share these photos I took of us enjoying merienda at Stackers Burger Cafe. The food was yummy and the place was not too crowded but it was kinda small though. Nevertheless, it's still a nice hang out place.

Iced Cappuccino
Stack Cheese Burger
Crispy Chicken Burger
Fried Mozzarella Sticks

Stackers Burger Cafe
4/F Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila 
Domestic Airport, Pasay
(02) 659-8271

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

VirtaPay Debit Card Program

I've been a member of VirtaPay for years now and I don't really take them seriously because until now I haven't received a single penny of "real money" from them even though I already have over $6,000 in my account. They are currently developing their debit card system wherein you can use it to buy stuff in different merchants. But they haven't reached their growth target yet so they haven't started their beta testing. During the beta testing phase, the debit card system will only be available to Premium members. This is a special reward for Premium members because they have given a higher level of participation, contribution and identity verification. To become a premium member, one must activate Ad Sharing and pay a one-time fee. I'm going to take a wait and see attitude with this one. It's better to be safe than sorry.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Trend Micro Pilipinas Prize

I just received an email from Trend Micro Pilipinas that I won their week 35 draw. My prize is a P1,500 Pizza Hut Gift Certificate. I'm very happy since I've been religiously joining their weekly giveaways for months now. Actually, since the giveaway started. I was beginning to lose hope and then this news came. If you guys want to join in the fun and win some really cool GCs visit Trend Micro Pilipinas on Facebook.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Fun Afternoon at Newport Mall

My family and I took advantage of the holiday to spend some quality time at Newport Mall at Resorts World Manila. My sister and I went around to window shop and then ate some yummy Rocky Road and Pistachio crepe at Crepes & Cream. Then we met up with the rest of the gang to have merienda at Krazy Garlik. The Garlic and Anchovy Affection, Pepperoni Pizza, and Caesar Salad were all delicious. I was so caught up with all the food that I forgot to take pictures of them (you can't really blame me guys! LOL!). :) There's going to be another long weekend next week so we might go out again. I'm already looking forward to it.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Trend Micro Giveaway

For this week Trend Micro Pilipinas is again giving away GCs of your choice. Those who will join will get to choose among the three:
P1,500 GC from Shakey's, Red Ribbon, or Landmark.
I joined and chose the Red Ribbon GC. If you guys want to join, you have the whole week and click the link here.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Samsung Sale

I've been thinking of buying a new phone for the longest time. I keep putting it off since I'm still saving some moolah. Now, I have a feeling that I'm going to finally buy myself a new one. Samsung is holding a nationwide month-long sale from August 4 - September 2. This would be an opportunity for people to save some money and at the same time own a quality phone. I'm still researching on the different models but I'm already eyeing two phones. I'll blog about it when I buy next week.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Online Selling

I'm not only a freelance writer, blogger and private tutor, I'm also an online seller. I have accounts in eBay,, and Since I'm busy with a lot of things, I sometimes forget about my online shop and never update my items. But I'm thinking of changing all that and give more time to my online shop, Callmefab. I also want to create a Facebook page solely dedicated to my business. For starters, I posted some items in my other FB page. You can check them out here. I do hope that I gain a lot of buyers with the help of my soon-to-be Facebook page.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey

I'm sure you guys have heard of the erotic book Fifty Shades of Grey by British author E. L. James. It has topped best seller lists around the world including the United Kingdom and the United States. I also heard that it's going to be made into a movie. That's why when Kumiko Mae of Loving Sunshine had a giveaway and the prize is a copy of the book, I didn't hesitate and joined right away. I wasn't the original winner but Kumiko had to redraw because the winner didn't reply and guess what...I'm the new winner! Lady Luck was definitely on my side. I received the book yesterday and I can't wait to read it.  

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My First Purchase from Zalora

I already received the Salsa Jeans top I bought from Zalora Philippines after just 1 day. They're that fast and efficient. I'm happy since the shirt looks good on me and they gave me another free 10% voucher which I can use only for this month. I'm already thinking of what I'm gonna buy next. :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Zalora Shopping

I signed up with Zalora Philippines a couple of months ago but only got to buy from them today. I was pleasantly surprised to receive an email last week saying that I have a P250 birthday discount code which I could only use during my birthday month. So I decided to use it today and see if Zalora's any good. I found this really cute top from Salsa Jeans which also happens to be so affordable at only P599. I only paid P349 because I used the birthday code. Shipping takes 1 to 2 days and honestly I can't wait! I'm definitely gonna shop some more at Zalora since they have tons of fabulous stuff from so many different brands. I haven't even used my P250 introductory gift voucher.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Myra Vitawhite Winnings

I received the other day my prizes from winning Health and Beauty Geek's Myra giveaway. I'm excited to try the Myra Vitawhite Whitening Hand and Body Lotion and the Myra Vitawhite Face Lotion. I take Myra 400 E vitamins everyday and it's wonderful for my skin. I'm going to write a review as soon as I try these products to see if they're as good as the vitamins.

The Face Shop Nail Polish

I'm loving my nail polish. It's in apple green and really looks cute. I'm always wearing the usual red and pink shades so this is something new for me. I bought it at The Face Shop a couple of weeks ago. Although it's more expensive than other known brands, it's worth it since it doesn't easily chip off, thus stays longer. Plus, it dries faster.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Premier Tickets at Ticket America

If you want to buy concert, theater, and sports tickets without leaving the comforts of your home, Ticket America is the answer. It has been around since 1998 and going stronger. If you want premier tickets to events like the Peter Gabriel concert, Disney on Ice, Sesame Street Live, Jimmy Lange Boxing and a lot more, you can have the best Patriot Center tickets at Ticket America. The same goes with upcoming concerts and events at the Keller Auditorium. Available Keller Auditorium tickets can be viewed as well as  the seating charts. If you're a big fan of the NFL, you can also get your Green Bay Packers tickets and watch the games at Lambeau Field.

I'm writing this post on behalf of PayPerPost.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

My Oasap Experience

I got a little discouraged when my application to become a fashion hunter for Oasap was declined. I love fashion and I'm sure that I can write really good reviews about their products if given the chance. Oh well, that's life. You don't always get what you want. But I didn't sulk for long since I earned $8 of cash credit for playing their Beat the Monster promo and from their Thank You Points program. I bought myself a nice pair of silver dandelion blossom earrings which costs $8. I didn't pay a single penny!

Please check out Oasap if you want to shop til you drop or want to apply as a fashion hunter. You can always pile up thank you points if ever you get rejected and use those to buy fabulous items. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Freeway, Ensembles, and Solo All Access VIP Card

I love shopping at Freeway but every time I find something I like and decide to buy it and then realize I didn't bring my All Access VIP Card I wanna poke myself in the head. You see this card gives you many privileges and nowadays even a 5% discount means a lot. Card holders can use this card in any Freeway, Ensembles, and Solo branch. Membership is renewable after 3 years. 

Since it's my birthday month, I'm definitely gonna use this card since members have a 20% birthday discount which they can use for a single purchase. Furthermore, members are entitled to special discounts on selected merchandise, promotional offers from partner establishments and exclusive invites to members only special events. It's also a point generating VIP Card wherein every P50 purchase earns you 1 point. E-purse is redeemable at every 100 points earned. You can visit Freeway, Ensembles, and Solo for more details.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Michi Photostory FavorDeal Giveaway

Michi Photostory is giving away jewelry sets from, an online jewelry store where you can find a selection of pearl, silver and gemstone jewelry at wholesale price. There will be 2 winners who each will get three jewelries of their choice.

There's a rafflecopter to guide you through the whole process. So again it's very easy. Please visit  Michi Photostory for more details.

You can join until August 31, 2012.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Rain, Rain, Rain

I hate it when it's raining. Going out of the house is such a hassle since most of the streets in Metro Manila will surely be flooded especially if it's raining non-stop. Ever since Ondoy happened I've never slept soundly whenever it's raining hard. I'm sure others also have this phobia. But there may be others who find it comforting to hear the sound of raindrops. Here's a simple poem about the rain by Mitchell D. Wilson.

 The Art of Rain

 Falling Down, pooling up,
Out of the sky, into my cup.

What is this wet that comes from above,
That some call disaster, and others find love.

The harder it falls, the less it is nice,
The colder it falls the harder the ice.

The rain has an art that I may not get,
So I stand still here and get soaking wet.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner

I saw a replay of Oscar Pistorius' historic run at the London Olympics this afternoon. For those of you who don't know him, he's the double amputee runner from South Africa who just became the first man to compete in both the Paralympics and Olympics. Also known as "Blade Runner", Pistorius finished second in his heat and qualified in the semifinals of the 400m. The first time I heard his life story in CNN and his bid for an Olympic seat, I instantly became in awe of this man. His courage, hard work, and perseverance is simply inspiring. I wish other people who are able bodied but lazy hear his story and learn from him. I also hope he wins the gold. I almost forgot to mention, he's good looking too. :)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Trend Micro Pilipinas Weekly Giveaway

For this week Trend Micro Pilipinas is again giving away GCs of your choice. Those who will join will get to choose among the three:

P1,500 GC from Rustan's, McDonalds, or National Bookstore. 

I joined and chose the National Bookstore GC. If you guys want to join, you have the whole week and click the link here.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Increasing My Google Page Rank

For the past year I've been trying to get my blog's Page Rank to increase but to no avail. It's stuck in PR1. It's very frustrating because I really want to have a higher PR so that I can receive more writing opportunities from paid to post sites and direct advertisers. I've joined traffic exchange sites so I can increase traffic to my blog as well as publish posts regularly. I'm also very active in various blogger groups so I can exchange links and comments with fellow bloggers. I've done my research and saw some tips that I'll definitely keep in mind. 

1.) Join forums to achieve links to your website. Make sure the forum is somewhat related to your website. You will still get credit if it’s not, but if it’s related to your website then you will be accomplishing two tasks at once. 

2.) Using ezine ads (or newsletters). When you create an ezine you will be able to keep visitors coming back to your website for more by using signatures and giving special deals. 

3.) Submit to search engine directories. Search engine directories are a good way to get a free link to your website. They also increase your chances at being listed higher on popular search engines. Remember the more links you have the higher your PR will be. 

4.) Gain links from related websites. 

5.) Writing and publishing articles. Articles are an easy source of generating new traffic. You can include your signature in your article. This will bring in more traffic from article submission directories.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

I Want a Sony Xperia P

I badly need a new mobile phone. My 2-year old LG cookie keeps dying on me. I've been searching the net for possible replacements but haven't decided yet since I'm still saving more money and researching which phones have features that would suit my needs. Then I saw Yugatech's Sony Xperia P giveaway. Of course I joined right away. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I win. This phone has a lot of great features like 4.0" reality display, HSPA up to 14.4Mbps, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with WiFi hotspot, NFC, Bluetooth 2.1, 8MP rear, VGA front-facing camera, 1080p @ 30fps, GPS w/ aGPS support, Li-Ion 1305mAh battery, and Android Gingerbread 2.3.7 (upgradeable to ICS). The phone's retail price is P22,990.

You can also join the giveaway if you like. Just visit Yugatech.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Birthday Gift From Yellow Cab Pizza

I already received my birthday treat from Yellow Cab. I was pleasantly surprised to see an email from them and a voucher. I'm gonna get a free 10" pizza for a minimum purchase of P750 when I celebrate my birthday at my preferred branch from August 1-31, 2012. I was able to get this treat when I joined their Facebook Birthday Treats promo. I simply liked their page, accepted the application, and filled out the registration form with my complete details including the Yellow Cab branch where I want to dine in. I'm not sure if this promo is just for the month of August but you can check out their Facebook page and avail of the same treat if it's an ongoing promo.