Thursday, December 30, 2010

Neutrogena Fine Fairness Range

I finally claimed my prizes for Neutrogena Philippines' Facebook contest "Start the Year Light with Neutrogena". I was one of the 50 winners for Task 1 wherein I posted a picture of myself wearing my most radiant smile. A smile that shows that I am so looking forward to start the year light with Neutrogena. I received the complete Fine Fairness range which includes a cleanser, toner, cream, brightening serum, facial lotion, brightening UV moisture, and deep whitening mask. I haven't started using them yet because I'm actually using a different brand and it would be a waste if I just throw them away. But I would definitely try Neutrogena and write a review of the products.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sassy Chef's New Year Giveaway

Another fabulous giveaway this time from Sassy Chef blog ( I would love to win the prizes which includes a maroon velvet glam pouch, La Senza Super Rich Body Butter in Sweet Embrace (White Orchid, Vanilla, and Italian Mandarin), and Bath and Body Works Signature Collection Orange Sapphire Shower Gel, and Gold, chrome, and bronze bangles. There will also be two consolation prizes of $5 each from Paypal.

  1. Follow My Sassy Chef on Google Friend Connect.
  2. Go to the Facebook Page of My Sassy Chef and click "Like".
  3. Share this link on facebook (
  4. On the blank box above the title of the blog post, tag My Sassy Chef and paste this sentence: "Join the Sassy New Year Giveaway from @My Sassy Chef and Win Cool Prizes!". To tag, type in the “@” symbol then follow it with the word “My Sassy Chef.” If you liked the fan page, this will open a drop-down menu box from which you will click on "My Sassy Chef".
  5. Set the privacy options of the wall post to "everyone". To do this, click on the lock icon beside the share button. Private posts will not be counted.
  6. Post the URLs of your entries at the comment section of

If you want to earn additional entries for more chances of winning, you can do so by visiting

Contest is until December 31, 2010.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pink MagaLine's Christmas Giveaway

Do you want to win exciting prizes this Christmas? You can just by joining Pink MagaLine's Christmas Giveaway. There are awesome prizes in store for the winner.


-black Forever 21 tank top
-white Gooey shorts
-Bobbie red nail polish
-Bobbie blue nail polish
-Bobbie green nail polish
-purple vanity kit
-Finess Oil Control Sheet
-Sofeel facial tissue (3 travel packs)
-Nivea Passion Fruit & Milk Proteins soap
-Nivea Strawberry & Milk soap
-ethnic bracelet
-Forever 21 leaf earrings


1. Follow Pink MagaLine and comment on why you should win this giveaway (1 point)
2. Blog about this giveaway, adding the Pink MagaLine link to your post (plus 1 point).
3. Display the giveaway button to your sidebar (plus 1 point)
4. Add Pink MagaLine to you blog list or link list (plus 1 point)


1. Like the Pink MagaLine page.
2. Share the Pink MagaLine giveaway link.
3. Tag Pink MagaLine together with your shared link.

This giveaway is only until December 15, 2010. So HURRY and JOIN NOW!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pink Go Green Christmas Giveaway

Christmas Giveaways

The Pink Go Green blog is feeling the Yuletide season that's why it's giving away amazing prizes to its many followers.


$ 15 or Php 600 via paypal
1000 EC credits (Pink Go Green)
3 month space 125 x 125

$ 10 or Php 400 via paypal
500 EC Credits (Mapeh Homepage)
1 month space 125 x 125

$ 5 or Php 200 via paypal
300 EC credits (Hymns and Prayers)
1 month space 125 x 125

8 Consolation Prizes
$ 2 or Php 100 (e-load)

  1. Leave comment on Pink Go Green's post Christmas Giveaways Contest. - 4 entries
  2. Write/Blog about the contest with contest badge and sponsor. Just copy and paste the code below - 4 entries
  3. Christmas Giveaways
  4. Follow the following blogs using google connect, Pink Go Green, Mapeh Homepage. - 3 entries
  5. Follow the following blogs using networkedblogs, Pink Go Green, Mapeh Homepage. - 3 entries
  6. Subscribe to Pink Go Green feed reader via Email and confirm your subscription. - 2 entries
To increase your chances of winning, you can also do the optional tasks explained in detail at Pink Go Green.

Pink Go Green, Mapeh Homepage,

Hymns and Prayers, Slogged Over Leisure, Mapeh Org, Lumad Basakanon, Babycoy

Contest is until December 15, 2010 and announcement of winners is on December 18, 2010. So what are you guys waiting for? Join now!

Monday, December 6, 2010

House of Flair

The House of Flair is an online store which sells brands such as Covergirl, Sephora, Tarte Cosmetics, Urban Decay, and a lot more. I love them because you no longer have to get out of your house to buy your favorite makeup brands which you normally get in department stores. Simply browse through their site for the makeup you want and they'll deliver it right at your doorstep for free! It's so convenient and hassle-free especially this Christmas season where there are so many shoppers lining in counters and traffic is terrible. You can do your shopping at the comforts of your room, in your jammies. Payment can be made through various channels such as GCash, BDO bank deposit, and Paypal.

There are so many products to choose from but I especially like Kat Von D Limited Edition True Romance Eyeshadow Palette - Memento Mori located in the Palettes - Sephora Album because I love the different mix of colors (some dark, some light). These colors will definitely suit my skin tone and make my eyes come alive. Thus giving me that movie star look.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Being Thankful

My life is full of ups and downs (as most lives are). But I try very hard not to complain because God has given me so many blessings this year. Not just in terms of material things, since I've won a couple of online contests (I'm a contest freak) but also in terms of personal relationships. I couldn't be happier with the way things are going between my "special friend" and I, as well as the bond I have with my family. Those are things that you cherish for the rest of your life and no amount of money can replace that.

Furthermore, simply waking up in the morning to face another day (no matter how challenging it is) is already a blessing in itself. I'm healthy and have a chance to be a better person, improve my life, and brighten someone else's.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

50x More Fairer With L'Oreal White Perfect

Beauty as they say is in the eye of the beholder. But let's face it, in our society being fair is deemed more attractive most especially by men. I think a pretty woman with fair skin would get more wolf whistles than a pretty woman with dark skin (at least here in the Philippines). I have fair skin but the kind who looks pale, that's why I always wear red lipstick so that focus will be on my lips. And being in my 30's doesn't help much. There are more skin problems to address now such as uneven skin tone, dryness, large pores, dullness, and dark spots. Like Earthlingorgeous I want 50x more fairer skin that's why I want to use L'Oreal Paris White Perfect with the Melanin-Vanish ingredient, a breakthrough in skin technology since it regulates the production of Melanin, the main source of skin darkening. I know that using L'Oreal is gonna take away all my skin troubles and leave me with 50x more fairer skin. The type that will definitely get me not just a second glance but a third or maybe fourth glance as well. Thus, making me more confident and comfortable in my own skin. In the process, I would be able to wear sexier, more feminine clothes. I'm sure L'Oreal Paris White Perfect will be every woman's best friend not just mine.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Beauty Products I Can't Live Without

I admit that I'm quite vain. I guess most women are. But it's not the "creepy" kind of being vain (e.g. staring all the time in the mirror; being in love with yourself). Mine just comes with having the desire to feel more confident because I know that I look good and attractive. Let's face it physical attributes count a lot specially in our society. Being smart is great but being smart and pretty is so much better. I also have to take care of my skin more now, specially that I'm already in my 30's and lines are starting to appear.

I have a beauty regimen which I try to religiously follow and some beauty products that I just have to use. I've always been a big fan of Pond's and currently using their Pure White Deep Cleansing Facial Foam with Activated Carbon which is great at exfoliating dead skin cells while retaining moisture. After that I use the Pond's Flawless White Re-Brightening Night Treatment with VAO-B3 Complex. This not only makes my skin extra nourished but also repairs daily damage and visibly lightens. And all these happen while you sleep (how cool is that!). As for makeup, I don't apply too much because I tend to look more "mature" and "gayish". I only put on Avon white face powder and simply can't leave home without wearing my Careline Glamour Lips with Aloe and Vitamin E (Lovely Red color). I'm quite fair and have pale skin so I always use red lipstick to make my face come alive. I just love this lipstick because the shade suits me and it's easy to apply. Plus, I bought it at such an affordable price (P100+) which just proves that you don't need to buy expensive makeup to look beautiful.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Yellow Yum Birthday Giveaway Contest

In line with Yellow Yum's Birthday Contest, she asked us to post an answer to the question "How do you make your birthday or Christmas special?" With a little bit of soul searching I came up with this answer:

Ever since I was a kid, Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. I used to look forward to all the gifts given by my loved ones and Santa. But over the years it has somehow lost its sparkle and excitement. Nevertheless, it's still special because I get to spend it with my loved ones and I'm able to give out loot bags to kids in our village. Most of all it's the only time when I get to buy something extravagant and reward myself for working so hard all year round (for the rest of the year, I only buy the things I feel are necessary). I actually save money the whole year to buy that one special gift. In that way, I always look forward to Christmas and each time it's always memorable. I know it sounds materialistic but it's kinda the only time I get to be one (so guys please give me a break! hahaha!).

You too can have a chance at the fabulous prizes that Yellow Yum is giving away so visit for more details.

Contest runs until November 30, 2010.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Life Can't Wait's First Ever Giveaway

In celebration of Life Can't Wait's anniversary, Marice (blog's owner) is having a giveaway (her first ever). In store for all you contest lovers are awesome prizes that you just have to win:

First Prize:
40$ Cash
10,000 ECs
One month 125x125 Ad Spaces on High PR Blogs

Second Prize
20$ Cash
9,000 ECs
One month 125x125 Ad Spaces

Third Prize
10$ Cash
6,000 ECs
One month 125x125 Ad Spaces

Plus a chic necklace for bloggers from the Philippines!

  • Follow Life Can't Wait and Up Now and What's Next through Google Friend Connect, please indicate your name/nick (+5entries)
  • Subscribe to the two blogs via email (found on blogs' sidebar) then leave the email address you used to subscribe (+5entries)
  • Add these blogs on your blogroll: Life Can't Wait and Up Now and What's Next (Please indicate the URL of your blogs where you have added the blogs) (+5entries/blog)
  • LIKE the Up Now and What's Next in Facebook. Please indicate your Facebook Profile Name (+3entries)
  • Create a post on your blog sharing this giveaway with the list of sponsors and badge. Then send the blog post's direct link. (Bloggers with multiple blogs are welcome, just send the links) (+5entries/blog post)

Major Sponsors

Minor Sponsors http://www.myplace-home-family.com http://www.oneproudmomma.com http://isherrygo.com http://www.redismarose.com

To have more chances of winning, there are additional things you can do to increase your entries. Please check for other details.

You can join this giveaway until December 10, 2010.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Slice and Glass of Favorite Things Giveaway Contest

Another exciting contest for all you contest and promo addicts in the blogosphere. A Slice of Wine and a Glass of Cake Blog (just love the name!) is giving away prizes to five (5) lucky winners. There's an assortment of prizes that I'm sure everybody will love: 2011 Belle De Jour Planner, Wanderlust (2-in-1 passport holder and ticket holder, watch), Frugal Fashionista (charm bracelet, cameo necklace, Victoria's Secret undies), Sassy and Primp (Forever21 Lip Palette, pouch, Victoria's Secret body wash), and Freebie Fanatic (books).

The Belle De Jour entries should be in at 12:00 midnight of December 18, 2010.

For the raffle (Wanderlust, Frugal Fashionista, Sassy and Primp), all entries should be in by 12:00 midnight of January 29, 2011.

Please visit for the complete mechanics of the contest.

eBay Baby!

Among all the sites that I'm earning money from, ebay is my favorite. Not only because I get to earn the most from it but also because it fulfills my dream of becoming a businesswoman. I've always wanted to have my own boutique but since I'm not rich (huhuhu) that remains a dream. But I realized that you don't need to have a physical store to be able to sell items. At this day and age all you need is a computer and of course, ebay. I started selling in ebay about three years ago and I remember that in those three years I've only had a problem with them once. At that time I was selling ebooks which I thought were acceptable to ebay's rules and regulations. I only knew that it wasn't when I received an email warning me about selling digital stuff. But overall, my experience with them has been superb. For does who don't have an idea what ebay is, it's a website where you can sell and/or shop for items such as clothes, shoes, accessories, health and beauty products, CDs, DVDs, books, kitchen accessories, gadgets and a lot more. These items can either be new or used, as long as it is still usable and in very good condition. The nice thing about ebay is that membership is free. You don't need to spend a single penny to use its resources. If you love to shop, there's a wide variety of items to choose from at reasonably low prices. If you're a seller, there's a wide market because ebay has members all over the world. If you saw an item you like simply bid on that item until the bidding ends or if you want to buy it outright just click the "Buy it Now" option. There are also many paying options such as Paypal. Another good thing about ebay is that you can buy with confidence. You can check the seller's credibility by looking at his/her feedback score so you don't worry about not receiving the items you paid for. As for sellers, ebay has an easy to use interface so that you can sell your items in a jiffy. But be sure to describe your items well and take clear pictures because you do compete with many sellers. So if you want to have extra income, ebay is the best way to have one.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Bettibot's 1st Giveaway Blowout

Join Bettibot's 1st giveaway to celebrate her son's birthday. There are a bunch of awesome prizes for three winners who will be chosen via


Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction Ultra-Moisturizing hand and Body Cream 200mL
Can Can by Paris Hilton. Body Lotion 90mL and Bath & Shower Gel 90mL
Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Shimmer Lotion 118mL


Follow this steps to earn 10 points: (Required)
1. Go to
3. "LIKE" the page
3. Go to "PRICELESS MOMENTS" on the Tabs
4. Enter Site and Register
5. On the bottom right corner click "VIEW ALL ENTRIES"
6. Search for "BETTI" on the Search box in the promo page
(or select the picture same as the header pic in this blog)
7. Click and then "LIKE"
For additional points
1. Follow Betti via Google Friend Connect (1pt)
2. Blog about this giveaway (3pts)

Promo period is until November 15, 2010.

Friday, November 5, 2010

What About Weegy?

I haven't been posting as much as I would love to because I've been busy with so many stuff, mostly work related. I can't even get a haircut anymore or have my nails done (aaarrrggg!) or shop for a shirt (although I'd rather do that online coz it's cheaper). I need lots of moolah so I'm working harder (Christmas is almost here, yipee!). Thus, longer hours in front of my lappy. I've had some deliveries this week as well as finished some freelance work and the many other online earning gigs I have. I visited Pinoy Exchange and searched some more for earning sites and I saw Weegy. is a community-based expert system that answers questions thrown by users. These users text questions and the experts immediately send back the answer from their computers. You can make money by becoming a Weegy expert, answering the questions sent. It's really simple to become one. Just fill out their online form. Once that's done, go to the "Expert" tab and wait for a question to come in. What I like about Weegy is that you can do other stuff while waiting for a question. Just keep that tab open. You'll know that a question has arrived once you hear a "DING" (sounds like a door bell). You only have 15 seconds to accept the question or else another expert will take it, so up your computer's volume.

Weegy experts are paid U.S. $0.20 (20 cents) for each conversation they accept and reply to except for those questions posted by other experts. It's not much but it sure adds up if you get to answer a lot of questions everyday. Don't worry about answering the questions since you can use Google to find the answers or you can simply answer it straight away if you know the answer. They also have a referral program that pays $0.50 for Weegy Pro and Weegy Research referrals.

You'll get paid via Paypal when your account reaches $20 or more. Payments are made on the 15th of each month.

Start earning now and sign up for a free account at Weegy.

Monday, November 1, 2010

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

In this part of the world Halloween or All Souls Day has always been celebrated as a spooky occasion where you're given the chance to remember the souls of your dearly departed loved ones by offering a prayer for them or going to the cemetery. I never really saw it as a fun occasion where you get to wear weird and scary costumes. Not until my nephew JB asked me to go trick or treating with him at SM Mall of Asia. He begged me to buy a costume for him, which I gladly did. Seeing his face light up at the sight of the skeleton costume is priceless. He was so excited about getting all those candies from different stores and seeing other kids wearing costumes. After a few hours of walking then eating at Shakeys we decided to go home. JB was so tired that when his head touched the pillow he just immediately went to sleep.

Here are some pictures of him wearing the costume. I didn't have the chance to take a picture of him at the mall since all he wanted to do was get candies. Hehe..

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

JayL Aquino's Mini Birthday Contest

As a way of celebrating his birthday, blogger JayL Aquino is having a mini contest with lots and lots of prizes and winners.


1st - P500 worth of SM Gift Certificate (or PayPal money with the same value)
2nd -P300 worth of SM Gift Certificate (or PayPal money with the same value)
3rd - P200 worth of SM Gift Certificate (or PayPal money with the same value)
4th - Three Exclusive Movie Shirts
5th - P100 worth of mobile loads (or PayPal money with the same value)
6th - P100 worth of mobile loads (or PayPal money with the same value)
7th - P100 worth of mobile loads (or PayPal money with the same value)
8th - P100 worth of mobile loads (or PayPal money with the same value)
9th - P100 worth of mobile loads (or PayPal money with the same value)
10th - P100 worth of mobile loads (or PayPal money with the same value)


Do at least two (2) of the following: TWIT, FACEBOOK, or PLURK.

If you choose TWITTER, tweet this:

it's JayL Aquino's birthday & he is having a contest!! follow him @jay_elx & visit for more.

If you choose PLURK, you must plurk this:

it's JayL Aquino's birthday & he is having a contest!! be a fan of @jay_elx & visit for more.

If you choose FACEBOOK, you must make this as your status:

it's the birthday of JayL Aquino [Blogger] and he is having a mini contest sponsored by SM City Marilao. Like these page and visit for more info.

Don't forget to tag the two Facebook Pages above and make your status visible to EVERYONE. After you do at least two of the above, just leave your link on the comment section in

Also visit JayL's other blogs Jay.eLx and Food

Contest ends on November 20.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Criminal Minds

If you're into psychological thrillers, you'll definitely enjoy watching Criminal Minds. It's about a group of agents from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit at Quantico, Virginia who catch serial killers and rapists by profiling them and studying how their minds work. I just finished watching Seasons 4 and 5 on DVD and I must say that this TV series is not for everyone. At least not for those with weak stomachs. But I like it though because it makes the viewers think. You somewhat get involved in solving the crime or finding out who the serial killer is in each episode. It's a very intelligent and exciting drama series. To be able to catch a killer one must think like one. I really think that police officers or just about anyone who is associated with fighting crime should watch this because they'll learn a lot from it. The episode where the wife of Aaron Hotchner, the FBI Unit Chief, (played by Thomas Gibson) was killed by the Reaper (the notorious serial killer who escaped from prison and became obsessed with killing Hotchner) was really touching. I like the fifth season more than the fourth. The episodes are more controversial, weirder, and harder to solve. Criminal Minds also stars Joe Mantegna, Matthew Gray Gubler, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, AJ Cook and Kirsten Vangsness.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Empanaditas Recipe

I seldom cook but when I do, I make sure it's delicious and something that my whole family would enjoy. Last Sunday some of my relatives came over to spend the day with us. We served dishes such as baked macaroni, fried chicken, baked mussels, chopsuey (mixed vegetables with pork), and Caesar's Salad. It was a truly enjoyable meal with lots of talk and laughter. I also made Empanaditas, a delightful recipe for dessert. This is very easy to make because it doesn't have that much ingredients. It's also budget-friendly which is important in these uncertain times. All you need to make this dessert are the following: flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, milk, cooking oil, and fruit jam. The first thing that you have to do is to sift flour with salt and baking powder then add sugar and sift again. Mix milk and oil and make a well in flour mixture and then pour the milk mixture. By using a fork, mix the flour and liquid so as to make a soft dough. After that, roll out the dough on a board that's slightly floured (1/4 inch thick). Use a cookie cutter to cut round pieces and then place half a spoon of fruit jam (you can choose whatever fruit you like - strawberry, mango, banana, peach etc.) in the middle of each dough. Sprinkle the edges with a little bit of water then fold over one half of the circle and by using a fork, press the edges. Lastly, fry the dough in cooking oil until it's golden brown. It's that easy. A really ideal dessert for people who always seem to run out of time.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Alienist

Reading for me is a form of relaxation and enjoyment. Unfortunately, I don't get to read as often as I want to but I want to promise myself that from now on I'm going to make an effort to read more. One of the most amazing novels I've read is The Alienist. I was a bit intimidated by the thick paperback and I didn't really know anything about Caleb Carr, the novel's author, but as soon as I started reading I had trouble putting the book down. I just wanted to finish the whole book in one sitting. It's that riveting and interesting. Caleb Carr is a master story teller. It feels as if you're part of the whole scene and while the serial killer is butchering his victims, you're actually there watching the morbid crime. I was never fond of reading period paperbacks, but this one is different. The whole story happened in the 19th century but somehow it's similar to modern times. Brutal murders still take place. The book is suspenseful, scary and excellently written. It's the kind that makes you think hard. But if you hate violence, this one is definitely not for you. Nevertheless, The Alienist is an unforgettable piece of work.   

Finally Got Buffaloed!

You guys know how much of a contest freak I am because the feeling of winning is just amazing. I again won in a contest by Dash Estefani of Pieces of a Wunderkind's Mind. I'm actually one of the five winners chosen from the 8th, 18th, 30th, 44th, and 60th posters (I'm the 30th). My prize: a Buffalo's Wings N' Things VIP Card and discount coupons (shown above held by my cute nephew) which enables the bearer to have freebies such as free nachos and salsa on their birthday month, free Chicken Fingers N Dip with a minimum single receipt delivery or dine-in purchase of P750, free pitcher of featured cocktail of the day or iced tea with a minimum single receipt dine-in purchase of P750 and many more freebies amounting to P1,250!

I won via a randomizer so I can say that I really am lucky and I can't wait to try out the many delectable dishes of Buffalo's Wings N' Things.

Style and Soul Giveaway

For reaching 100++ followers, Style and Soul is having an awesome giveaway with lots and lots of prizes courtesy of Ichigo Shoes, Auxmanila, Archive Clothing and Trunk Show
First Prize: 

1. A pair of Ichigo's yellow Coral flats in your own shoe size! 
2. An Auxmanila blue green blazer 
3. Archive Clothing plaid blazer 
4. 5 pcs of Trunkshow 10% discount cards & P600 worth of GC!
Second Prize: 

1. A white pullover from Auxmanila
2. Animal print polo top from F-STOP 
3. 5 pcs of Trunkshow 10% off discount cards

Checkout  for the mechanics and for more details.

 Contest is until October 25.


Monday, October 18, 2010's Missha Giveaways is giving away fabulous Korean beauty products namely two sets of Missha Mini 6 Colors Lip Palettes and Perfect Cover BB Creams. There will be 2 raffle draws (October 23 and 30).

Contest Mechanics:
  1. Become a member of Skysenshi's Hermitage by liking the Facebook page so that you can...
  2. Like this photo of Missha Mini 6 Colors Lip Palette & Perfect Cover BB Cream.
Isn't it a breeze to win these prizes? So better checkout the site ( and join now.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Outsourcing Job

I have been kinda anxious and definitely tired this past two days because of a freelance job as a Facebook Researcher I applied for. I just hope that I get accepted because the three-stage phase for qualifying for the job was really quite difficult. I did a lot of research work, writing, and analyzing. I'm not gonna mention the job at this point since I'm not sure if I'm gonna get it but for sure I'll blog about it once I get accepted. The outsourcing job pays through Paypal and they're a legit company. I searched in Facebook for people who did the same project for the company and they assured me that they indeed paid workers. All I can do now is wait for the result and I'm praying that they get in touch with me asap since I waited two days for the result of the second phase. Imagine 2 days of anticipation! Anyway, I'm also excited and really looking forward to this job. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chile Miners Rescued

I read this morning at Yahoo News that the last of the 33 miners trapped 2,300 ft. deep underground in the San José copper-gold mine near Copiapo, Chile has been rescued already. Thank God for that. The men were trapped for 69 days and were rescued yesterday using the Phoenix rescue capsule. The rest of the world watched as each men emerged from the capsule beeming with happiness and looking as if they didn't stay underground for more than 2 months. This story is really amazing because it shows the strength of the human spirit amidst suffering and trials. I couldn't imagine being in their place. I'd probably go crazy in a week's time. But I'm sure the men were able to get over their ordeal through a lot of prayers and the love and support of their families and friends. I truly admire each men for being courageous and for believing that indeed with prayers you can move mountains.

Monday, October 11, 2010 The Best Buy and Sell Website in the Philippines

Life is all about doing the things you love and maximizing your potential in what ever field you are in or the interests that you have. I personally love to read and write that's why I'm into blogging. I'm also musically inclined that's why I took up piano lessons when I was a kid. Other interests would be fashion and business. When I was in college I remember selling fruit cakes and brownies to my closest friends and classmates. Now I have an online shop that sells everything from clothes, bags, accessories, beauty items to books and CDs. I'm also a member of's ever growing community of sellers, buyers, advertisers, and jobseekers. I have sold a couple of items in and for that I'm very thankful to them. The possibility of your products getting sold is really high because the site is very popular and thousands if not millions of people visit and browse through the site everyday. I have also advertised some of my online money making sites to get referrals and fortunately some signed up through my links. I also found a potential freelance job which I hope I'll be able to get. The possibility of earning extra income are endless for members. Not only that, if you love to shop you can score some really affordable and great stuff there. If you're not yet a member better hurry and sign up for free so as to start taking advantage of's many features.

Visit now!


As I was surfing through some blogs I chanced upon the site Make Money Online where I saw a couple of money making opportunities worth checking out. One of them is Microworkers, the site that connects employers and workers from around the world. You can choose to be an employer by assigning small tasks to active Workers who in turn get paid after completing the job you assigned or you can be a worker where your payment depends on the task you took. Most tasks are simple like signing up to a website and commenting on forums and usually pay $0.10-$0.15 per task while others are a bit difficult but pay more from $0.45 to $1 per task. The higher paying jobs though usually require you to have a blog with a page rank of 1 to 3 to be able to do the task. The good thing about Microworkers is that you're given $1 instantly upon signing up. Once you reach $9 you'll be able to cashout through Paypal. I haven't reached payout yet since I joined only last week but I expect to in 2 weeks. If you have a blog with a high page rank you'll be able to do more jobs and reach payout faster but if you don't it might take you some time to cashout. They also have a referral system where you will receive $1 once the person you refer earns a minimum of $25.

Visit for more details.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Recipe: Spaghetti with Garlic and Bread Crumbs

Sundays are always special. It's spent mostly with our family and loved ones. So what better way to spend it than to eat something really delicious. Since I didn't want to go out, I spent the morning browsing through my favorite pasta recipe book to figure out what I would cook. I must agree that I'm not much of a chef. As a matter of fact I seldom cook. But I do love to eat and there are times when I like to get my hands dirty in the kitchen. So I chose a really simple dish which I knew I would be able to prepare easily with positive results. I actually got the recipe from Treats Just Great Recipes Spaghetti and it's called Spaghetti with Garlic and Bread Crumbs.


1/2 cup (125 ml.) extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 cups (175 g.) day-old bread, crumbled
2 table spoons finely chopped fresh oregano or
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 lb (500 g) spaghetti
Freshly ground black pepper

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add the bread crumbs and oregano and saute until the bread crumbs have browned, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Cook the pasta in the boiling water until al dente. Drain and add to the pan with the bread crumb mixture. Toss over medium heat until the sauce sticks to the pasta, 1-2 minutes. Season with pepper and serve hot.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Book Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude

I've always been an avid reader ever since I was a small girl but nowadays I no longer read novels as often as I used to because of time constraints. There is one though that I would love to read again if I had the luxury of time. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is the best novel I've read in my entire life. I've read alot of good reviews about 'Love in the Time of Cholera' so I decided to read 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' which alot of people say is far better. I was intimidated at first by the book's many characters and their confusing names which can be seen in a family tree in the first page. But as soon as I started reading, I just couldn't stop. Legendary writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez was really a genius. One Hundred Years of Solitude brings to life magical characters so vividly described and the way Marquez has intertwined each character's life and the things that happened to them in a period of 100 years in such a cohesive and fluid way is simply amazing to me. Readers are transported in a fantasy world that seemed so real. I like the book's mixture of drama and comedy. I got confused a couple of times with the characters but I looked at the family tree every now and then. The book is meant to be savored and read slowly so as to get a clear picture of each scene. One Hundred Years of Solitude is truly a classic and not to read it would be a sin.

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Adventurous Little Prince

I find this blog ( really cute because it's written from the point of view of a child. I have a 5-year old nephew who will definitely identify with this blog and would most certainly like reading it. I like the simple baby blue layout with all its pictures of balloons and airplanes. It chronicles the daily life of Jerome James, all his adventures and musings. There are a lot of cute pictures of Jerome and I'm easily reminded of JB (my nephew). The blog has many categories like Blogging, Contests, Babies and Kids, Mommy Moments, Music, School Time etc. In school time Jhay Jhay (Jerome's nickname) narrates about how he likes his school and having well-behaved classmates. If ever you don't have kids and you read this blog you'll have a pretty good idea of how the mind of a child works. I had fun reading the posts and somewhat entertained the idea of also writing a blog about kids which I think a lot of moms out there will appreciate. Do check out the site at and follow it.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Monterey Meatshop Promo

I'm so happy I'm one of the winners for the 2nd draw for Monterey Meatshop's Facebook Promo. I received my P1,000 gift certificates (five P200 denominations) delivered right at my doorstep by LBC. I haven't bought anything yet but I will definitely spend them one of these days. No worries since they're valid until December 31, 2010. Monterey has a variety of products available such as Boneless Porkchops, Beef Tocino, Embutido Timplado, Filipino Bacon, Ground Beef, Lamb Chops, Longanisa Recado, Pork BBQ Skewered, Ox Face, Pork Steak and a lot more. However, the GCs can only be used in Monterey neighborhood meatshops listed at the back of the GCs (not valid in Monterey Supermarket Meatshops). Nevertheless, I'm still elated I won.

You guys can still join because the contest is until October 15, 2010. There will be 10 winners weekly of P1,000 GCs. For more information visit!/MontereyMeatshop?v=app_4949752878.

Also visit for delicious Monterey recipes.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Yugatech's Oldest Photo Contest

I love fashion and I adore accessories. I have a collection of earrings and bracelets that I can sell in a garage sale if I wanted to (but of course I wouldn't!). Eversince I was a small girl I've always been kikay. I always have and always will be. As you can see in my entry for Yugatech's oldest photo, I'm wearing a watch and I'm sure I have earrings on. Hehe. Plus, I have on this cute maroon tube top which makes it look as if I'm going somewhere when in fact I was just hanging out in my sister's room. I also love gadgets and I still remember taking my Sony walkman anywhere I went even if it's bulky (the photo says it all). By the way this was taken on September 21, 1981 when I was 8 years old. How time flies!

You can also share your oldest photo by joining Yugatech's oldest photo contest. Checkout for more details.

Contest ends on September 30.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) P500 Gift Certificates absolutely FREE!!!

HOW TO JOIN: Tell us “Why do you love CPK?” You may submit multiple entries but may only win once. The top 10 with most shares and creative answers will win the prize*!

Entry requirements:

  • As part of the requirements in winning the gift certificates, you must be a Hit A Bargain! Facebook member (click here to sign up).
  • Share this freebie promo to at least 20 friends (more is better, of course!). Click the “Share This” button below at the end of this page and choose your email host or Facebook, Digg, Delicious, etc. to share this promo. The more medium (forums, blogs, social networking sites, etc.) you use to share this promo, the bigger chances of winning! Make sure to copy furnish:
  • Email the following information to
    • Full Name
    • Birthday & Age
    • Email Address
    • Delivery Address
    • Contact Numbers
    • Occupation / Company
    • URL links where you shared CPK’s freebie promo of Hit A Bargain! (Please make sure that your shares are on public mode and can be viewed by anyone).
  • This contest is open to all 18 years and above.
  • Only entries that fulfill the above-mentioned requirements will be accepted.

Deadline of entries is on November 30, 2010. Official announcement of winners will be on or before December 15, 2010.

Visit to join and for more details.

Second Season of Glee

I'm sure everyone's excited about Glee's second season not just me. I'm such a huge fan of the show that I watch it religiously week after week. Not only am I looking forward to the new dance and song numbers and the many twists and turns in each of the character's lives but most of all I can't wait to see our very own Charice strut her stuff. I'm pretty sure that she'll blow us away. Another thing to look forward to are the special guest appearances by Britney Spears, Javier Bardem, John Stamos, Kristen Chenoweth and Jonathon Groff. Don't take your eyes off the TV in each of this season's episodes since the winner of ETC’s Glee off to Hollywood promo Hazel Faith De La Cruz will have a walk-on role.

Be sure to catch Glee this Wednesday, September 22 at 4:00 PM via satellite on both Jack TV and ETC with a primetime telecast at 9:00 PM.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


This is another blog that has a really appealing quality to it The entire design looks sexy. It's really red hot. It also has a couple of interesting categories or topics that will surely keep its readers wanting more. It has an up to date contest category where you can easily see all the online and blog contests in the blogosphere. It has a Music Monday as well for the music lovers out there complete with lyrics and video. The website has a Red Hot Links header where a list of BC Bloggers members are listed. This is one group that I'd really want to join in but I just don't have the time yet to get to it. You can meet some really interesting bloggers here and learn some tips about blogging from more experienced bloggers. There's also a list of websites where you can do link exchanges so as to increase traffic on your blog which of course helps if you want to monetize your blog by joining Paid to blog online sites. I also love the fact that once you comment on any of the articles, Marose will also follow your blog. There are also a couple of ads that you can click that will also help you earn extra like the Adgitize widget and Entrecard widget which also helps in web traffic.

Visit My Red Hot Reviews at and be a follower of the blog.


This is another blog that rocks! the types of articles vary which is really great since you can just take it easy and read through the archives. If you're a contest junkie like me, there's a contest category to checkout. If you're a mom there are insightful articles about being a responsible mom. There are also articles about financial matters like ways on saving money by buying items in bulk as well as getting some inside information on online shopping sites that offer discount coupons for shoppers which is a great way to save money. I also like the Music archive where you can see the lyrics of some nice songs and watch their respective music videos. If you're also a food lover like me there are a couple of topics touching on food in this blog. If you simply want to escape from all the craziness around you and have a lazy day eating junk food and reading til your eyes hurt just sift through the Random Thoughts category and it will feel as if you know Marose (redamethyst) personally.

To see for yourself what I'm rambling about visit Simple Pero Rock at and rock with redamethyst. You can also checkout to see the list of some really interesting blogs to follow (including mine of course, hehehe!).


This website has a nice vibe to it not only because it focuses mainly on online earning sites but also because I like the look of the blog. I love the color red and this blog just instantly makes a positive statement to me. I know for a fact that a lot of internet fanatics and bloggers are looking
for additional ways to earn and are searching endlessly and sometimes aimlessly for sites that are legit. I should know I'm one of those fanatics. It's nice to know that you can just checkout Earn Money Online with Red and read the many sites that she is suggesting and have earned from. I'm familiar with some of them like Mylot, Clowdcroud, Neobux, and Trekpay and have been paid by these sites though I've stopped posting in Mylot already because of time constraints. I occasionally do work for Clowdcrowd and some clicking in Trekpay.

It's also nice to note that this site offers tips and tricks on how to increase your online earning potential and mention sites that you should stay away from. There are also reviews of interesting blogs that you should visit.

If you want to have an idea on what sites to earn from just checkout and while you're at it you can join Red's contest at

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Nokia: My Life Promo (Nokia C5 Giveaway)

The Manila Blogs Family would like to thank all of their readers and loyal followers who have been with them for the past 5 years by giving away FREE Nokia phones. Manila Shopaholic is giving you the Nokia C5.

This phone is stylish and and convenient to use. It's also very lightweight. The Nokia C5 has a 5-way Navi key and 2 soft keys. It comes in white and warm gray. It also has a MicroSD memory card slot and can store up to a maximum of 16 GB which is in addition to the 50MB internal memory that it already has. It has Bluetooth device.


1. For the Nokia: My Life contest, each contestant will have the chance to gather raffle entries to win the FREE Nokia phone. To gather raffle entries, the contestant may:

a. Comment on (1 raffle entry): The comment should be a reply to this question: “How does this Nokia phone fit your lifestyle?” Please post just 3 sentences at the maximum.

b. Like Manila Shopaholic Facebook Fanpage (1 raffle entry).

c. Be a member of their forum and introduce yourself (1 raffle entry).

To get more raffle entries, you can do the following:

d. Create a blog post (3 raffle entries): You can create a blog post, where you can write about the Nokia: My Life contest and the featured phone. Also visit

e. Update your Facebook wall/status (1 raffle entry per week).
f. Send a Tweet (1 raffle per week): Tweet about the Nokia: My Life contest using the link to their entry.

Please visit for more details.

Promo period is from Aug 16 – Sept 16, 2010.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

ManilaMommy Nokia 7230 Giveaway

The Manila Blogs Family would like to thank all of their readers and loyal followers who have been with them for the past 5 years by giving away FREE Nokia phones. ManilaMommy is giving you the Nokia 7230.

The Nokia 7230 is a slider phone that looks so cute and is available in graphite and hot pink colors. It has a 45 MB storage and a card slot for a micro SD that can store up to 16 GB. It also has an MP3 and MP4 player, Speakerphone, Bluetooth, 3.15 camera and Nokia Maps.


1. For the Nokia: My Life contest, each contestant will have the chance to gather raffle entries to win the FREE Nokia phone. To gather raffle entries, the contestant may:

a. Comment on (1 raffle entry): The comment should be a reply to this question: “How does this Nokia phone fit your lifestyle?” Please keep it short.

b. Like ManilaMommy Facebook Page (1 raffle entry).

c. Be a member of their forum and introduce yourself (1 raffle entry).

To get more raffle entries, you can do the following:

d. Create a blog post (3 raffle entries): You can create a blog post, where you can write about the Nokia: My Life contest and the featured phone. Link back to . Also visit

e. Update your Facebook wall/status (1 raffle entry per week).

f. Send a Tweet (1 raffle per week): Tweet about the Nokia: My Life contest using the link to their entry.

Please visit for more details.

Promo period is from Aug 16 – Sept 16, 2010.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Manila Reviews Promo

The Manila Blogs Family would like to thank all of their readers and loyal followers who have been with them for the past 5 years by giving away FREE Nokia phones. Manila Reviews is giving you the Nokia 5230.

The Nokia 5230 is a touch screen phone capable of storing lots of pictures. It has 70 MB storage, 128 MB RAM for its internal memory. It also has a card slot for a micro SD that can store up to 16GB; photo editor; proximity sensor for auto turn-off, an accelerometer sensor for user interface auto-rotate; handwriting recognition capability and A-GPS support via the Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch.


1. For the Nokia: My Life contest, each contestant will have the chance to gather raffle entries to win the FREE Nokia phone. To gather raffle entries, the contestant may:

a. Comment on (1 raffle entry): The comment should be a reply to this question: “How does this Nokia phone fit your lifestyle?” Please post just 3 sentences at the maximum.

b. Like Manila Reviews Facebook Fanpage (1 raffle entry).

c. Be a member of their forum and introduce yourself (1 raffle entry).

To get more raffle entries, you can do the following:

d. Create a blog post (3 raffle entries): You can create a blog post, where you can write about the Nokia: My Life contest and the featured phone. Also visit

e. Update your Facebook wall/status (1 raffle entry per week).

f. Send a Tweet (1 raffle per week): Tweet about the Nokia: My Life contest using the link to their entry.

Please visit for more details.

Promo period is from Aug 16 – Sept 16, 2010.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Me as a Blogger

I've been blogging since two years ago but unfortunately I haven't been able to spend as much time doing this as I would have preferred since I'm always swamped with a gazillion things to do. But every time I do, I feel this satisfaction and release from all the tension and stress of the day. I've had a love for writing ever since I can remember and blogging seems like a validation of sorts that I can indeed write (or at least I think I can). I'm sure other bloggers feel the same way. To answer the question "What is your most memorable experience as a blogger?" I would have to say the first few days I started blogging and/or the time I have just started setting up my blog. There were a lot of conceptualizing and decision making as to the blog's "look" and what kind of posts will I write to make the blog more interesting and worth visiting. I finally came to a conclusion that I can just write about my thoughts and everything that's happening in my life and around me for that matter. That's also the reason why I came up with the name "Me, Myself & the City (Nothing, anything and everything)". I know that my blog has a long way to go to be at par with the more popular blogs in the blogosphere but I can honestly say that I'm proud of what I've achieved as a blogger and I am looking forward to writing more interesting stuff.

This post is my official entry to Red's 1st Blogversary Contest (

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Red's 1st Blogversary Contest

Three ways to win in this contest: Blog post entry, highest pointer, and raffle draw but the highest pointer will get the biggest prize.

Required Tasks:
  1. Blog about the contest with contest badge and sponsor. Just copy and paste the code in the website : (50 points)
  2. Subscribe to Red's feeds which can also be found in her website: (25points each)
  3. Place the contest badge on your sidebar (10 points)
  4. Create a post about your most memorable experience as a blogger. Indicate at the beginning or end of your article that it’s your official entry to the contest with contest link. Click here to leave your blog post URL, so other bloggers can visit it. Winners will be judged by relevance to the theme and by post popularity through number of comments. So, invite your friends to comment on your entry.
Fill up the form in so your entries will be counted.

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Contest is from August 14 - September 14, 2010

Nokia: My Life Promo

The Manila Blogs Family would like to thank all of their readers and loyal followers who have been with them for the past 5 years by giving away FREE Nokia phones. Manila Fitness is giving you the Nokia 3720.

The Nokia 3720 is the phone for active people. It has a Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, 2 megapixel camera, autofocus and LED flash, FM radio Stereo with RDS, Bluetooth (with A2DP) and microUSB port. It is IP54 certified – dust and water jets resistant and you can convert the camera light into a flashlight for trail running.


1. For the Nokia: My Life contest, each contestant will have the chance to gather raffle entries to win the FREE Nokia phone. To gather raffle entries, the contestant may:

a. Comment on (1 raffle entry): The comment should be a reply to this question: “How does this Nokia phone fit your lifestyle?” Please post just 3 sentences at the maximum.

b. Like Manila Fitness Facebook Fanpage (1 raffle entry).

c. Be a member of their forum and introduce yourself (1 raffle entry).

To get more raffle entries, you can do the following:

d. Create a blog post (3 raffle entries): You can create a blog post, where you can write about the Nokia: My Life contest and the featured phone. Also visit

e. Update your Facebook wall/status (1 raffle entry per week).

f. Send a Tweet (1 raffle per week): Tweet about the Nokia: My Life contest using the link to their entry.

Please visit for more details.

Promo period is from Aug 16 – Sept 16, 2010.