Archive for November 2011

What Children Can Learn From Cooking Games Online

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A great deal of computer games have been designed and released in the World Wide Web for parents and young kids to enjoy. Most of them are educational and teaches young kids different skills that they can use in real life situations. One of the most popular simulation games are cooking games that got every young girl talking. Do they learn anything from these games at all?

Young girls are fond of dolls and any activity that their moms usually do. Maybe you have seen your kid looking at you when you cook, and this means they are interested in what you are doing. An early start in the kitchen world is crucial to spark their interest. But the kitchen is not really a safe place for kids. Online cooking games (like Barbie cooking games) are the safest most realistic way to prepare your child in the world of cooking minus the hazards.

The recipes found in online cooking games are based on actual recipes that will therefore imprint these ideas in their minds. When the time comes when they will be allowed to prepare meals in the kitchen, they might try out what they have learned from the game.
Creativity is another important aspect that a child can learn from these games. Although there are recipes, they are on their own when they decorate their meals. This is especially fun when they decorate their own desserts like cakes and banana splits. Their imagination is the limit of these games.

The games also warn them of the possible dangers of the kitchen. They show them how to properly hold a knife, the use of pot holders when something is boiling and how to properly peel fruits and onions. These basic kitchen safety and etiquette are simulated while playing the game.

These computer games are safe and educational. From the factual references to recipes up, creativity and cooking safety, the basics can be learned by simply clicking the button. These games would be more educational if parents will be able to guide them throughout the entire playing time. Educate your child early and she could probably be a great chef one day.

Snug Hours in Fat Cat

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Boracay that is heady enough to make me walk crisscross plus sisig to munch on plus music that could get me off my chair plus cool friends equals a perfect night out for me. Above is a jag of Boracay mix drink served at Fat Car disco bar. That's P150.00 per jag. Their sisig? Dang, I forgot how much!

Arriving early at Fat Cat, we had the entire dance floor for ourselves. Notice the blue jag cover. 

Then came 11:00 or 12:00 midnight to dawn, Fat Cat was then in chaos. It was packed with party goers old and young and we were all in sweat even when we remain seated. It was chaos but fun! If you are a frequent goer in Fat Cat, you already know that during those hours on Fridays and Saturdays are SNUG hours. That's actually what party goers love in Fat Cat - the snug dancing. With the many people inside that disco box, you'll end up dancing with strangers leaving only a snug space between you and sometimes, no space at all!

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Sunday Stealing: The Bud is Back Meme

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Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Why did you sign up for writing your blog? Because I love writing and I like the idea of earning from it :)

2. Why did you choose your blog's name? What does it mean? by the time I was thinking of a name, I thought about hubby...i thought of ranting all bad things about him here when we fight

3. Do you ever had another blog? Yes, there was a total of 12 blogs I had but i took down 2 years ago and will take down another two soon, the other no custom domain blogs. that leaves me a total of 9 running blogs.

4. What do you do online when you're not on your blog? designing blogs or playing online games

5. How about when you're not on the computer? sleeping

6. What do you wish people who read your blog knew about you? that i am a good person

7. What is your favorite community in the blogosphere? Bisdak Bloggers

8. What is your philosophy on your blog layout? cleanliness and simplicity

9. Tell me about your picture you use to represent you on your blog. those are just my pictures

10. Pick 3 random blogs from your blogroll and tell us about them. (1) My Life's Perception and Inspiration is owned by my blogger mentor Dhemz. Her blog posts about her and her happy family do give inspiration to her readers. (2) Basic Bloganomics is own by Mr. David Funk, the only male blogging friend I have. It has a lot of entertaining blog posts; from the author's personal travel experiences to blogging movies. (3) Lainy's Musings, a very well written blog authored by Lainy. Not only that it's well-written, the blog has informative, straight forward posts. 

11. What features do you think your blog should have that it doesn't currently? i couldn't think any

12. What do you consider the 10 most "telling" interests that we would infer from what you blog persona?
I am having a hard time understanding this question but let met try
(1) i write personal experiences mostly
(2) i write random blahs just to update this blog
(3) materialistic and outspoken
(4) i rant and complain a lot
(5) i am kindhearted and a b*tch a bit
(6) i value family a lot
(7) I like to party 
(8) but staying home all day doesn't bother me
(9) my dog is like a baby to me
(10) i miss my husband

13. Do you have any unique interests that you have never shared before? What are they? I don't think I have

14. The best thing about blogging is all of the friends that you make, Beside from those folks, do you think your blog has fans? i think so

15. What's your current obsession? What about it captures your imagination? coffee, i used to just have 2-3, now i drink5+ cups a day

16. What are you glad you did but haven't really had a chance to post about? i created new blogs but i haven't posted about it here yet

17. How many people that first became a blog friend, have you met face to face? 1, Helen Rose

18. What don't you talk about here, either because it's too personal or because you don't have the energy? there are things that are too personal to talk 

19. What's a question that you'd love to answer? chie, can we party tonight? it's definitely a yes!

20. Have you ever lost a blogging friendship and regretted it? so far i've never a blogging friendship and not hoping for it

21. Have you ever lost a blogging friendship and thought, “Was that overdue!” No

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Am I late? I hope not. Happy Thanksgiving to you all who celebrate thanksgiving with all the Turkey and stuffs on the table. I hope you are having a sumptuous thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. To my husband, in case he'll stop by in this blog, happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Don't take the foods seriously though, you might gain weight. Lol! Have any of you gotten a great deal off Black Friday shopping? If not you can still get a great steal on products you want online. I shared Black Friday Sales at Shopstyle over at my new fashion blog. Come check it out and don't forget to follow that blog if you like it. :) 

Gloria Arroyo's Mugshots

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This picture that is believed to be the former Philippine President's mugshots has made its way to the Internet. I didn't believe the first time I saw it uploaded by one of my friends (which the friend got from a random website) in Facebook. How come the mugshots taken in a hospital? Or was she?

photo not mine

There are two conflicting statements I had read just a while ago in an article regarding the above mugshots of GMA. One party said the above photos are the real mugshots while the other denied. There is even another fraud mugshots of hers that came out. You can see and read the whole article here. Whatever the truth is, I found the former Philippine President in these photos piteous. To pity her is all we can do. She has done a lot of wrongdoings in our country that she must pay.

Free Blog and Website Contents

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A blogger sometimes suffers from mental block, if that’s the right term to call it. I can surely say it’s true for it happens to me. There are times when I am just barely staring at my computer screen with a blank mind or sometimes with a handful of ideas on mind but then the ideas are suddenly blocked. It is frustrating sometimes when you want to share something and then suddenly the ideas are blocked or just slipped away. I end up having an unproductive day, just frustrating!

When that happens, free online contents play a great role in helping us update our blogs. There are sites that offers free article writing services where we, bloggers, can freely copy contents that are customized to fit our blogs’ niche. In a site called Article Writing Services, it provides quality, well-researched, and authoritative articles for blogs and websites absolutely free.

Incarceration Rate and Online Law Degree

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A close friend of mine once told me that she wants to enroll into a Law school now that she is finished with the course her parents wanted her to take. Right then I understood why she always has a say when it comes to government issues, politics and anything about law here and even outside the country. According to her, she wants to fight for what is right, protect those who are oppressed and have the offender get a right punishment for a crime committed. I can say she is smart in that field. She always has smart and impressive views and opinions regarding law and government. I wonder why she took and finished a different course in college. She should’ve fought for what she really wanted and pursued her dream of getting a law degree but I’m sure it’s not too late for her to do that because she can earn a law degree online.

This incarceration rate graphic would definitely inspire her more to get a law degree.

Join Gagay's Page Rank and Birthday Giveaway!

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Gagay is having a giveaway at her site as a celebration of her another blogging success and upcoming birthday. Her blog I am but Gagay has stepped up in Google ranking now having a page rank 3. A call for celebration indeed! Congrats Gagay! And since her birthday is coming up - advance happy birthday to you Ms. G, Gagay thought of incorporating two big celebrations in one extravagant giveaway - Page Rank and Birthday Giveaway wherein 16 lucky winners can bag prizes through random draw. Check out the prizes below and the generous sponsors.

Here are the prizes to be given away:
10 Page Rank Shirts
A total of $360 PayPal cash
1 winner – $100
2 winners – $50 each
4 winners – $25 each
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Meeting Helen Rose

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Wednesday night on November 9, I personally met Helen Rose, a Friendster-Facebook-Blogger friend. Helen is originally from Liloy but now living in Cebu for many years. We’ve talked about meeting personally on Facebook and on that Wednesday night, after visiting her family and relatives in Liloy, we’ve finally shaken hands. As per her request, I took my little sisters with me and met her at GV hotel here in Dipolog City where she stayed for a night. We then went to have a sumptuous dinner at CLS Food Plaza. We were sad we didn't able to grab our cameras before heading out for dinner so sorry if I can't share photos of our meeting. There'll be next time.

Helen Rose has been in my friends' list since the time of Friendster’s popularity. We recalled on the night we personally met that we first met in a Friendster group called Fil-For Couple. Then there came Facebook that swiftly overtook Friendster. Our friendship then reached Facebook where we’ve been exchanging hellos that led to a close connection and to a personal meeting. It is recently that I learned she's a blogger. You might want to check her blog - Life is Beauty, Admire it. She hasn't updated her blog since the 2008 but you can read her heart out through her log posts there.

We can say our friendship was bonded with a mutual experience. We were connected for a main reason, we can relate to each other because both of us are in a Filipina-Foreigner relationship, married but sadly facing conflicts in our marriage at the present. Despite all the rough roads and tough times though, both of us managed to live life the best way we can. Meeting Helen and hearing her experiences in marriage have enlightened my thoughts regarding the current issues I am facing with my own. It was so nice meeting her and i do look forward for the next meeting.  

Try Your Luck at Georyl's Christmas Giveaway!

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Do you already feel the spirit of Christmas? Well, with this giveaway I am going to share to you, you'll definitely can. Since it's Christmas time, many of my co-bloggers have warmly shared their blessing through online contests and giveaways to whoever lucky bloggers that will be picked at the end of the draw date. I as well shared some blessings to an online giveaway, the Georyl's Christmas Giveaway. Georyl's Christmas Giveaway brings you big big prizes that are ready to be won! There'll be 25 lucky winners! Wow! This giveaway I must say is the most generous giveaway I've entered so far this year so come try your luck!

The Prizes

One Winner of $100 Paypal Credits
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Three blog makeovers – special prize for bloggers who do the optional task only

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Sunday Stealing: The Madness Meme, Part 1

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1. Have you ever licked the back of a CD to try to get it to work? nope
2. What’s the largest age difference between yourself and someone you’ve dated? married - he's 10 years older
3. Ever been in a car wreck? nope
4. Were you popular in high school? no
5. Have you ever been on a blind date? yes, in high school
6. Are looks important? yes
7. Do you have any friends that you’ve known for 10 years or more? yes,a lot
8. By what age would you like to be married? i wish to be married at the age of 27, but i got married married 6 years early
9. Does the number of people a person’s slept with affect your view of them? nope
10. Have you ever made a mistake? yes, a lot
11. Are you a good tipper? kind of
12. What’s the most you have spent for a haircut? 150php
13. Have you ever had a crush on a teacher? yes
14. Have you ever peed in public? public toilet
15. What song do you want played at your funeral? ____
16. Would you tell your parents if you were gay? yes, i would
17. What would your last meal be before getting executed? roast pig
18. Beatles or Stones? or
19. If you had to pick one person on earth to die, who would it be? ay..what a question
20. Beer, wine or hard liquor? wine...make it red
21. Do you have any phobias? no, i wont tell
22. What are your plans for the future? finish what i have started

I Visit Home Finally

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After six months of not visiting home, I decided to visit yesterday for All Saints Day or undas or Todos los Santos. It's a practice and it is hard to break it. It was as well a reason to visit my mother. Mom had her 20-kilo pig rolled for a roast. Baby roast pig, yum! I have been missing and craving for the taste of roast pig's crispy skin and yesterday I had my craving satisfied. Thanks mom for having such a grand preparation for us. You truly misses us big time! Accompanying me in my visit home yesterday were my little sisters and father of course.

We arrived home (Manukan) around three in the afternoon then after an hour together with mom, we went to the two cemeteries in there to visit the deceased family and relatives at their final resting place.We lighted candles, said a little prayer and went back home. At dinner, we feasted on the baby roast pig and on other preparations prepared by mom. Later, we had a chitchat over a few alcoholic drinks and then at midnight, my sisters and I left for Dipolog back to our apartment. Dad stayed for he was drunk. My brother drove him around eight in the morning today back to the apartment.