Archive for August 2009

I Finally Receive My First Bux from Google

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After 6 months or more, Google finally sent me my first payout after reaching the payment threshold last month. I was so happy when I checked my Google Adsense account yesterday, Saturday, and saw the details of the issued payment. It was sent on the 25th this month through Western Union Quick Cash and I just got the money yesterday because I just checked my Google account yesterday. Besides, I no longer expect that I am going to be paid knowing about some Google Adsense users being disabled. So, I was really surprised.
I went to get the money right away. That was the only way to check if the money is really there. There was a funny thing happened while I was in the Western Union. Or, I don’t know if you find it funny or not, but for me it was. After filling up the receiver’s form and after handling it to the clerk, the clerk asked me what my relation to the sender is. I missed filling that blank up so I told her “business partner I guess.” Since it was my first time receiving money from them, I do not really know but that’s the closest relation I can think of between me and the Google Inc. What do you guys think? Is it right?

The clerk looked up on me straight to the eyes doubtful to write down what I said. She asked me again about what Google is? I was surprise why those people in the Western Union know nothing about Google while even when I was in high school and started using computer I already knew that Google is what I used for searching things and stuffs on the Internet. I even remember clicking on Google ads before.

I tried to explain to her about what Google is. To let her understand, I told her that I have blog sites and I am running Google ads and that money they sent is their payment to me for placing their ads on my blog sites. Still, she didn’t get it and asked me again if I am chatting to Google. That question really irritated me but I stayed calm. I understand that not too many people in this small city I am living at know about blogging and making money online. Besides, the person I was talking to don’t need to make money online because she is clerk, she has a stable job. I took a deep breath and sigh trying to think of something for her to understand. She might think she got me irritated; she went to ask the other clerk. After that, she sat back on her chair, in front her computer and gave the money to me. When I checked on my receiver’s form, she wrote on the blank [Sender is my: FRIEND].

Thank you so much to Google Inc. and to all my visitors for your support to my sites. To Google, I am hoping to contiue doing business with you.

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Photohunt #19: Surprise

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Today's Photohunt theme is "Surprise". The first thing that popped in my head was the surprise proposal of marriage that my husband did on his first visit in my humble hometown. We met for the first time in Manila and broke up after 10 days. Horrible, isn't it? So, during that time he proposed, our hearts were still fresh from reconciliation. We've been talking on the phone and on the Internet about us but not personally so when he proposed right when we reached at my parent's home it sent a sudden shock to nerves. I was like, w-t-h! We haven't even talked personally about us and I am not done fighting with you yet! You've hurt me! But to be honest, it was like a sweet melody and so I answered yes with teary eyes after few minutes of silence. Lol, I still remember how nervous he was when his shaking hands put the ring on my finger. He got me in surprise!

The Picture:
The ring in the picture is my second engagement ring. Hubby surprised me with that ring after he knew I lost my first ring in the sea. The ring in the picture is maybe now silently dwelling under the ground with the majestic file of poop after it accidentally(unnoticed) slipped down from my finger while taking a shower. I suspected that maybe it fell down in the toilet bowl. I noticed that I lost my ring the next morning while taking a shower. Hubby bought me another engagement ring before we get married but I am keeping it now. I wear it only when I go out.

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Tag: How Old Is Old?

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I agree with what many people said that age is just a state of mind. It is just a matter of numbers actually because even a baby's first birthday we will say she/he is 1 year OLD. It is just all in people's mind especially if they are going to be a year older. Well, I am pretty sure of myself that I act and think more mature than my age in most circumstances. It is maybe because of the family problems I had been facing since my younger days regarding my parents' problem. Since I am the eldest, I was the one who was so affected everytime they fight. At young age, I was able to understand what they are fighting about that brought fear to my young heart.

Anyway, I am 22 years old and I am going to be a year older this coming December. Although I act and think more mature than my age, I can also be a sweet 16 when I am with my husband because he is treating me like a baby. So, don't think about how old you are guys. Remember this, "Only buffaloes grow old."

Here is the result of my age quiz. Thanks to Amelita of Utot Mo Pink for this idea and of course, for giving me this tag. I also thank Dj Tammy of Anything Under the Sun for passing the same tag to me.

You Act Like You Are 28 Years Old

You are a twenty-something at heart. You feel like an adult, and you're optimistic about life.

You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

You're still figuring out your place in the world and how you want your life to shape up.

The world is full of possibilities, and you can't wait to explore many of them.

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Friday Fill-Ins # 7

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1. He was a little boy.

2. Getting my EON card is what I look forward to most this time of year.

3. My best friend, aside from my self is my husband of course.

4. I fell in love with my husband the first time I saw him on webcam to be honest with you.

5. Appearances can be changed.

6. The last person I gave a hug to was my husband.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to finishing all my tasks (memes), tomorrow my plans include washing the laundry and Sunday, I want to rest from doing the household chores!
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100% Sassy Blogger

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Anne, the Sassy Chick herself awarded me this award. She is the sassy writer of SassyChick's World which recently turned 1 year old. Aside from the SassyChick's World, she also owns three more blogs: SassyChick's Mix N' Match, Anna's Alabama, ad Sassychick's Shangri-La.

What Sassy means?
A sassy girl is
- - - lively and spirited...
- - - stylish ; chic...
- - - smart ; wise...
- - - great style, fun, cute and funky...

Anne, thank you so much for spreading your sassy love to me and to all the awarded bloggers by giving us this heart-warming sassy award. Now, I can call myself sassy. I wish you more success in your blogging career. Congrats and more power to you and your blog!

I would as well like to thank Shy of Simple Happy Life for giving me this award too. Thanks for the thought sis Shy. I would like to pass this award to the following sassy blogger friends in my list.

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Jodi's Meme: My Life According to Mariah Carey

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It is Sunday Stealing once again. The masterminds gave me a hard time with today’s meme but I tell you, I am having fun. Today’s meme is very challenging because you have to answer the following questions using a song title from only one artist. Whew! Check how I did.

Artist: Mariah Carey

-Are you a male or female?
“I Am That Chick”
-Describe yourself
-How do you feel right now?
-If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
“Underneath The Stars”
-Your favorite form of transportation
“Fly Away”
-Describe Your Morning Routine
“It’s Like That”
-Your best friend is
“Always Be My Baby”
-What's the weather like
“Through The Rain”
-Pet Peeve?
-If your life was a TV show, what would it be called
-Your relationship
“We Belong Together”
-Your Fear
“Bringing on the Heartbreak”
-What is the best advice you have to give?
“When You Believe”
-If you could change your name, you would change it to
-What do you say when you are frustrated?
"There's Got To Be A Way"
-Thought for the day
“You Had Your Chance"
-How you would like to die
-Your soul's present condition
"So Blessed"
-Your motto
“Everything Fades Away”

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Photohunt 18: Ripples

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I tried to avoid posting about water for the theme but I finally made my mind and decided to post this picture of my friend having fun in the pool riding on her little round rubber boat. I tried to find something rippled in my folder but this one is a good shot. Happy photo hunting everyone!

If you want to join photo hunting, click on the little photo hunter badge above. For more ripples, click here.

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Increase Your Link Tag

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I got a tag from my the three of my closest blogging friends here in the blog sphere, Lulu of Bits and Pieces of My Life, Cacai of Cacai's Step and Journey and Mr. D. of Basic Bloganomics. Thank you so much for this my dear friends. This tag is called "Increase Your Link Tag" since this will really help to increase your link. Actually, that is the main purpose of tagging, to increase the numbers of your linkers. So, here are the rules for this tag:

1. Try to make a post just like this one and mention this process.

2. From the list of blog sites below remove the number 1 and move the rest in the list 1 step higher (i. e number 2 becomes number 1, and so on). Add your blog name in the 5th position. Don't forget to copy the links. (Here's my list-my site added in the end)

From Basic Bloganomics
Make or Break
The Mommy Journey
Simple Happy Life
Basic Bloganomics

From Bits and Pieces of My Life
Make or Break
The Mommy Journey
Simple Happy Life
Bitz 'n Pieces of My Life

3. List at most five of your friends blogsite here with link and inform them of this post and ask them to do the same. Here's my list:

From Basic Bloganomics:

From Bits and Pieces of My Life

From Cacai's Step and Journey

I hope you can come and grab this tag sisters. Happy Blogging!

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Happy Birthday to Demcy Apdian-Diaz

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I know this is already late but let me greet you sis Demcy a belated happy birthday. I am a one lucky blogger for having a blogger friend like you. I am one of those hundreds and thousands of bloggers who are touched by your warmth. Your friendship, your kindness is one of a kind and is indeed a treasure worth to be kept. I am so glad that blogging aside from friendster have connected us.
I would like to thank you for helping me getting started with blogging. Yes, Demcy is my very first blogging mentor. I started blogging actually on the year 2007 but I was still confused at that time about this blogging thing. I didn’t know how to move and what to do around the blog sphere. Thank God I met Demcy on frienster site. If I am not mistaken, it was somewhere on June or July 2008. Without Demcy’s help, this blog is a one blank page on your screen. Demcy is also the woman behind the dollars in my PayPal account. She introduced and helped me to start earning money with my blogs. Thank you so much sis Dhemz. I owe all my blogging success to you.

Visit Demcy's Blogs.

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Humane Award

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This award is given by Mr. D. of Basic Bloganomics. Thank you so much Mr. D. I know you have been reading my thank you message it is because you've been giving me awards every time you receive one. So, thanks a lot for your unending goodness to my blogs, to me and to all your blogging friends. Wish you a great Friday.

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The Reason Of Our Fight

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I implied about the reason why I changed my blog header last night. The reason was getting bored being awake alone the whole night which was the cause of the main reason, the fight that my husband and I had earlier that night. It didn’t make me sleep. I am not really used of sleeping with a heavy heart. Thinking about mom left home even gives me sleepless nights and the fight last night added the load to my heavy heart. I know my husband can’t sleep with a heavy heart too that’s why we don’t go to bed without fixing our problems but not last night. Lying on our bed alone, I tried closing my eyes trying to catch sleep but I didn’t. So I just stayed up until sunshine.

The reason of our fight actually was very shallow. The reason was because of me not supporting my husband giving the rudeness back to our rude neighbor. This is what happened: A day before yesterday, hubby got up early to cut the grass in our little garden when suddenly two maids from the next unit approached hubby saying their employer wants us to take our plants down from the 5” tall wall that separates our garage to theirs because according to their employer, the plants make their wall dirty.

My husband gets mad because for him it was rude. If they are having issues with our plants, why don’t they personally talk to us and instead they want us to obey their maids. “I don’t take orders from the maids. Besides, nobody owns that wall!” That was my husband’s line. For me, I see no problem with it. I can take our pots down right at that moment without buts. Besides, the maids said that their employer said “please”. My husband stopped me when I started reaching for the pots.

It was when the fight between me and my husband started. Both of us then started yelling and throwing bad words at each other. My husband, due to madness didn’t able to stop himself from throwing nasty and unacceptable American words on me that really made me mad. At that moment I was mad with my husband and the people next door. I went outside the house when I heard the rude neighbors coming home and took the pots down from that wall and throw and broke it all down on our garage. I let them see me did it and whatever their reactions and their thoughts at moment was something I care so much. I want them to think that this small Rechie Ruth can be as a$$ as they are. Right then and there I told my self that my husband's wish came true. I supported his rudeness and I was giving those neighbors back their rudeness back. I couldn’t believe that those pots and those rude people next door could be the bottom line of our fight.

Hubby and I didn't talk after that. We both went upstairs and conquered a room. I locked myself up with our room of course; it is where our computers are at. He didn't bother to knock me on my door; he knows I am not going to open it after the words he had said.

Well, I see my husband’s point. He was mad because it was not the first time they showed their butts to us. The first time was when we were having a house remodeling last year. My husband parked our bikes to the garage of the next unit, to our right since that unit was vacant at that time. As in nobody’s living there yet. Our own garage at that time was full with construction equipments and stuffs so hubby got no choice but park the bikes there. Later that day, our rude Chinese neighbor knocked us up and said “Take your bikes out from that vacant garage; I am going to park my car there.” Geez! But my husband said ok and parked our bikes in the little space that’s left in our own garage but I know he was holding himself from yelling at that rude Chinese creature thinking we are new in the neighborhood.

Well, hubby and I are ok now. He asked apology with what he did that night first thing yesterday morning. I accepted it of course because I do understand him. That night was one of his hot-blooded moments. Also, beware having rude creatures living next to you guys. Have a great day!
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A Fight Leads Me To Changing My Blog Header

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You must be wondering why I change my header and why I am still up. It is 3:27 am here now and I couldn't sleep. I feel bored and sad even I am in front of my computer. I am bored because I am the only one awake. I am sad because hubby and I had a fight, a serious mouth fight, maybe. I didn't feel like playing facebook applications either so I just played PowerPoint while dropping entrecards. I ended up forming a scrap layout which later on became a new header for this blog. I guess, if hubby and I didn't fight, this new header will not exist. Lol.

I am going to talk later about this so-called "serious fight" between me and my hubby. I need to force myself to sleep or else I won't have energy tomorrow for a more serious mouth fight.

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Life's Journey

Sunday Stealing 8: The Blame Tara Meme

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It is time to be a thief again. Oh, how I miss the fun this kind of stealing can bring because you don’t need to be thinking what your punishment is going to be. Just stay calm and have fun thinking about the honest answers to the questions. So, look what the masterminds have for us today. It is “The Blame Tara Meme” which they ripped from a certain blogger known as MelRoXx.

Question 1: Who do you think is the hottest movie star?
>Angelina Jolie
Question 2: Apart from your house and your car, what is the most expensive thing you have ever bought?
>Hmnn, this is quite hard because I am not the one who bought our house. I have not that much income yet to be able to buy just as expensive as a house but I bought a set of pearl jewelries for myself using my own money last year and it was the most expensive I have ever bought.
Question 3: What is your most treasured memory?
>My wedding day is my most treasured memory although it was a last minute preparation but we did it well.
Question 4: What is the best gift you’ve ever received as a child?
>My parents’ reconciliation way back in 2002.
Question 5: What is the biggest mistake you’ve ever made?
>Committing abortion.
Question 6: Give four words to describe yourself.
>Friendly, Generous, Loving and Mean (when it is needed).
Question 7: What was your highlight or lowlight of 2008?
>The highlight was my wedding day and the lowlight or actually our down moment I guess was being scammed a day before the wedding day that we ended up starting the plan all over again giving us only a day to prepare everything.
Question 8: What was your most embarrassing moment?
>Speech mistake. We were having an outdoor campaign in high school. I was campaigning for my candidacy being one of the representatives for the sophomores. Since it was my first fime, I was really nervous and instead of saying “Good afternoon”, I said “Good morning”. I didn’t win.
Question 9: Tell something not generally known about yourself.
>Hmnn. This is all I can say, if they are trying to bitch on me, they’ll better not because I’ll be throwing it back on their faces ten times than how much they can.
Question 10: If you were a comic strip/cartoon character, who would you be?
>Wonder Girl

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Photohunt 17: Artificial

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It's been a while since I last played photo hunting. It seemed like I had been missing a lot of fun in hunting photos. Tonight, I found time to hunt photos from my files. I was having a hard time hunting a photo from my files for today's theme though and I didn't feel like hunting for my camera either. Lol. I always misplace things and it gets worse when my mind is occupied with some unpleasant thoughts.

Well, I have here a photo of me by the half-body statue of the Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal on top of his book. This picture was taken in Fort Santiago last year on the month of May. I thought that this statue would go for the theme but if it is not there is still one thing in this picture that is artificial. Can you find it? Ok, I give you a clue. There is something artificial in me. Is it the smile or the silly face of mine? Nope!

Oh my, I am nervous now! This is my great revelation. Lol. I actually revealed about this artificial in my earlier posts but for those who were not able to read those posts, here it is. This artificial thing in me actually is very important because it is what I use for eating. Yep, you got it right, my four front teeth which I have been wearing for 6 years now. Click on the photo to view it.

I hope this post can be counted. Lol. Happy hunting! Click here for more artificials.

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The Book and The Better Half Tag

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Amelita or I prefer to call her Ate Pink of Utot Mo Pink passes these tags to me. Thank you so much for these tags. I enjoyed answering the questions a lot. So, here are the tags.

1. The Book Tag
Here are the rules of this tag:
1. Collect the book that you have most handy
2. Turn to page 161
3. Find the 5th complete sentence
4. Cite the sentence on your blog
5. Pass it on to 5 other victims (Oops! bloggers)

I have here the book written by Anne Rice entitled Vittorio The Vampire. This is the second novel in Anne Rice's New Tales of the Vampire series.

I turned on the page 161 and found this 5th complete sentence: "Human now for this one instant, with the blood of the living, incarnated again, we are, young prince."


2. The Better Half Tag
(This tag is also passed by Cecile and Katherin)
Just copy and answer the following questions, link on the one who sent this to you, then message the person you are sending it to.

1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen?
- CSI, boxing/wrestling, HBO, National Geographic Channel/Dicovery Channel, Star Movies, JackTV
2. You're out to eat, what kind of dressing does he get on his salad?
- white gravy (except the Jollibee burger dressing)
3. What's one food he doesn’t like?
- peas
4. You go out to eat and have a drink, what does he order?
- beer and water
5. What shirt size does he have?
- large
6. What shoe size does he have?
- 9
7. What is his favorite type of sandwich?
- Club Sandwich
8. What would he eat everyday if he could?
- bbq steak/grilled steak and baked potatoes with bread
9. What is his favorite cereal?
- Raisin Bran crunch
10. What would he never wear?
- brief
11. What is his favorite sports team?
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (football team)
12. Who did he vote for?
- no one
13. Who is his best friend?
- i asked him about this question just to check if we are still best of friends hehehe..this was his answer "Rechie, my wife is my best friend"
14. What is something he does, but you wish he wouldn't do?
- drinking and smoking
15. What is his heritage?
- American
16. You bake him a cake, what kind of cake?
- banana cake
17. Did he play sports in high school?
- Yes; football, wrestling and track.
18. What could he spend hours doing?
- online gaming
19. What is the unique talent that he has?
- farting hehehehe...seriously, he knows how to draw, he is very good in gardening too
20. What's his type of coffee?
- brewed

I am passing these tags to Sis Cacai, Sis Demcy, Ate Cecile, Ate Tricia, Sis Grace, Lisgold, Shy, Shydub, Hopeful, Sis Jacky, Meryl and Kristine. I hope you can grab these tags sis but if you already posted one of the tags above, you can just grab one that you didn't post yet. I wish you all have a very pleasant day!

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