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Tuesday, April 29

Only in the Philippines: Free Olay Total Effects

To all my beautiful kababayans out there, we now have the opportunity to try out the new Olay Total Effects for free. All you need to do is register at http://olay.ph(indicate the Watsons branch where you can avail the free sample).



So girls, what are you waiting for? Sign up now and get your sample from the nearest Watsons branch.
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Saturday, April 26

The Forbidden Kingdom : Watch it Online for Free!


"Legendary martial arts stars Jackie Chan and Jet Li come together onscreen for the first time ever in director Rob Minkoff's time-traveling take on the Monkey King fable that finds an American teen transported back to ancient China after wandering into a pawn shop and discovering the king's fighting stick. Once there, the adventurous teen joins an army of fierce warriors who have sworn to free their imprisoned king at all costs. In addition to appearing as the mythical Monkey King, Li assumes the role of a silent monk, and Chan appears in the role of the monk T'sa-Ho. Famed action choreographer Yuen Woo Ping presides over the fight sequences. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide"

Picture & Synopsis are from MOVIEFONE

Watch this great movie online through these links:


Online Videos by Veoh.com

The Forbidden Kingdom Part 1
The Forbidden Kingdom Part 2
The Forbidden Kingdom Part 3
The Forbidden Kingdom Part 4

If you cannot view it from there, then try this link:

The Forbidden Kingdom

Enjoy!
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Wednesday, April 23

Filipino Celebrity Multiply Blogs

I have previously posted a list of blogs hosted by Celebrities here in the Philippines. If you haven't read it yet, you may want to check it out at :

Proudly Filipino: Celebrity Blogs

So my blog hopping continues....Now I have this long list of Filipino Celebrity Blogs which are all created in Multiply. I like visiting celebrity sites because you get to know them off cam. I mean, you get to know the real drama in their life. Hope you have your idol's blog on my list.

Agot Isidro - http://agoti.multiply.com
Aiza Marquez - http://naturelover0415.multiply.com/
Aiza Seguerra - http://iceyamson.multiply.com/
Antoinette Taus - http://islandprincess1022.multiply.com/photos
Aubrey Miles - http://aubsmiles00.multiply.com/photos
Bernadette Allyson - http://berns2211.multiply.com/
Bituin Escalante - http://bituinescalante.multiply.com/
Cherie Gil - http://cheriegil.multiply.com/photos
China Cojuangco - http://chinacojuangco.multiply.com/
Christine Bersola - http://letrainbleu.multiply.com
Ciara Sotto - http://ciaraanna.multiply.com/
Connie Reyes - http://coneyrn.multiply.com
Dolly Anne Carvajal - http://dollywood.multiply.com/
Dr Hayden Kho - http://haydenjr.multiply.com/
Ehra Madrigal - http://ehraisms.multiply.com/journal
Francis Magalona Clothing Company - http://francismclothing.multiply.com/
Franco Laurel - http://fjlaurel.multiply.com
Geneva Cruz - http://genevamiller.multiply.com
Gi Toengi - http://sakesmom.multiply.com/
Ima Castro - http://anghelko.multiply.com
Isay Alvarez - http://isayalvarezsena.multiply.com/
Jason Zamora of The Maneuvers - http://jasontwinklez.multiply.com/
Jed Madela - http://jedmadela.multiply.com/
Joan Quintas - http://jedmadela.multiply.com/
Karylle - http://anakarylle.multiply.com/
Lander Vera Perez - http://landerveraperez.multiply.com/
Lovi Poe - http://ivol.multiply.com/journal
Maxene Magalona - http://maxenemagalona.multiply.com
Mikee Cojuangco - http://mikeecojuangco.multiply.com
Nikki Valdez - http://nikkikayvee.multiply.com/
Paco Arespacochaga - http://pacotiny.multiply.com/
Paolo Contis - http://piranus.multiply.com/
Rachel Lobangco - http://shboombastic.multiply.com/
Rico Blanco - http://lagim.multiply.com/
Ricky Rivero - http://rickyrivero.multiply.com/
Rachel Alejandro - http://sexychefcafe.multiply.com/
http://rachelalejandro.multiply.com/
Sheree (Viva Hot Babes) - http://sheree420.multiply.com/
Sitti - http://stonehouse1.multiply.com/
Trina Belamide - http://trinabelamide.multiply.com
Vanna Garcia - http://van0321.multiply.com/photos
Zsa Zsa Padilla - http://zsazsapadilla.multiply.com/

So do you want to add more celebrity blogs on my list?

Photo: http://www.sxc.hu/

Update:
Gaby dela Merced - http://gabydm.multiply.com

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Thursday, April 17

Whateverlife: A young girl power!

I am a working-mom (having a regular work plus blogging plus writing plus designing and many more...) so I know how hard it is to balance your work and family. Much more to have a very successful career. But I have been trying to be the best in whatever I do. And I do get inspired whenever I heard or read that a woman is being recognized as successful in her field.

So as I was browsing the internet, looking for ways on how to be successful, I got interested in this little girl's BIG POWER : Ashley Qualls. "AshBo" (her nickname) is a blog entreprenuer who earn an estimated of $70,000 per month just because of providing FREE Myspace Layouts on her website Whateverlife.com. So her earnings are mainly from advertising.


^ Layouts, Graphics, Tutorials, and more ^


Since the site has a lot of unique visitors and pageviews per day, there would be a lot of people who can possibily click her ads. Here's an excerpt from Fastcompany article:

"According to Google Analytics, Whateverlife attracts more than 7 million individuals and 60 million page views a month. That's a larger audience than the circulations of Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and CosmoGirl! magazines combined. Although Web-site rankings vary with the methodology, Quantcast, a popular source among advertisers, ranked Whateverlife.com a staggering No. 349 in mid-July out of more than 20 million sites. Among the sites in its rearview mirror: Britannica.com, AmericanIdol.com, FDA .gov, and CBS.com."

And what's more amazing is that this girl is just 17 years old. Another exerpt from Fastcompany.com:

"At 17 going on 37 (at least), Ashley is very much an Internet professional. In the less than two years since Whateverlife took off, she has dropped out of high school, bought a house, helped launch artists such as Lily Allen, and rejected offers to buy her young company. Although Ashley was flattered to be offered $1.5 million and a car of her choice--as long as the price tag wasn't more than $100,000--she responded, in effect, Whatever. :) "I don't even have my license yet," she says."

I haven't tried creating an account on Myspace so I have never used Whateverlife's free Myspace layouts. But based from her website's online analytics, I know that she (and her team) really creates wonderful layouts. I may never be a fan of Myspace but I am now a fan of Ashley, creator of Whateverlife.com.

Whateverlife: Free Myspce Layouts and other stuff

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Wednesday, April 16

SEJ Guest Blogging Contest: $9K Prize

Would you like to have a $9000 worth of Search Marketing services and products? Then join the Guest blogging competition of Search Engine Journal.



Here is an excerpt from the SEJ:

"What Can You Write About?
This competition is open to all writers and bloggers, not only those in the search marketing field. So, you can write about anything from blogs to blogging, SEO to paid search, Twitter to RSS, your thoughts on Yahoo or Google, even Top 10 or Top 101 Lists are acceptable. Be bold, and be creative :)"

If you want to learn more about the contest visit : SEJ Guest Blogging Competition : Win Over $9,000 in Search Marketing Prizes

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Get in shape for the summer

Summer is just a couple of months away and undoubtedly you want to go out in the sun wearing as little clothing as possible. Still, this is an option only for those who look good and have no reason to hide their bodies. If heavy winter food and spring asthenia haven’t brought you down with depression, then you were certainly put off by a recent look into the mirror. It’s high time to lose that spare tire you are carrying around your waist and get in shape for the coming summer. You still have the time to get rid of the fat and make a good impression at the beach.


The best way to start when tackling the problem of shedding weight is by taking a good look at your diet. If you want to change anything about the way you look, this is your top priority. You are going to have to cut down on potatoes, pasta and bread. You are also going to skip chips, soda, fries and all sorts of fast food. Instead, you should rely on fruits and vegetables to keep hunger away. Keep fruits with you at all times and eat to your heart’s content. If you feel hungry and desperate for a snack, don’t buy a bag of chips or a hamburger. Instead, you should eat a banana or a couple of apples.

The second part of your weight loss strategy should be exercising. It doesn’t matter if you feel all rusty after the long winter and it doesn’t matter if you are not in the mood. Get off the couch and exercise for at least 30 minutes every day. Before you start growling, I’d like to point out that 30 minutes are by no means a sacrifice. If you can find a couple of hours to watch TV every day, then you can certainly find 30 minutes to exercise in order to stay in shape and healthy. The best way to exercise is to go to the gym. If you’re not comfortable with that, you should at least go jogging. It’s good for your heart and it helps you burn fat fast.

Another good way to shed weight is to use a weight loss system. The best such system around is the amazing ProShapeRX - O-Vital, the only weight loss solution to combine pills, exercises and diet tips. This multi-sided approach helps you burn existing fat and preventing the accumulation of new fat from food. The unique database of dieting tips and recipes is also perfect for anybody interested in healthy eating. With the help of this system you will shed all unwanted weight just in time for beach parties.
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Tuesday, April 8

Making Money through Photography

I think April is my Money Making Ideas Month. If you will notice almost all of my posts are about Money Making Techniques. I actually did not plan to do that in purpose. It's just that when I started writing about that subject and have made thorough research about it, I discovered that there are really a lot of ways you can make money online. And why not share the ideas on how to can earn money by doing something you love?

Previously I've featured how to make money by simply clicking your mouse. Well, I am now introducing another one that has to do with clicking, not with your mouse but with your treasured camera. If you are a person who has "Magical Click" or the power to turn memories into an artwork, you have to hear me out. Because if you got that special talent, it's time for you to shine and have more than just a dime.... you can now turn those shots into cash by visiting these sites:

Fotolia
Royalty Free Images



Shutterstock is highly recommended by Photographers who are making money online because you can actually have high earnings on this program. It pays $0.25 everytime your images are downloaded. Meaning, if you have 1000 download per month, you can earn $250 dollars. So its time to turn your hobby into money by Joining Shutterstock.

Fotolia is one of the leading providers of free stock images. But it also offers high quality images at an affordable cost. With this, Fotolia is looking for artistic photographers who can contribute to their website. Contributors will have a 33% - 80% commission of the image selling price. Sounds good enough? Well, if you are interested, please Sign up for a Fotolia Account

Dreamstime is a known Royalty-free stock photography community where people can buy quality images for as low as $0.20. If you have a passion for photography, you can Register here for FREE and receive 50%-80% commission on your sold photos. Join Dreamstime Now!

So what are you waiting for? Register to those websites now for free and start making money $$$

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Saturday, April 5

Anyfeebies Blog Awards: Dosh Dosh, Blogger Tips&Tricks and Problogger

I am awarding three great blogs that I have been visiting lately. I know that these blogs have received numerous awards already but I am still making them as Anyfreebies Blog Award recipients because they helped me a lot on pursuing my blogging goals. Congratulations to DoshDosh, Blogger Tips And Tricks and ProBlogger



Photo Note: Graphics are property of respective webmasters.



Dosh Dosh is a very unique website which provides helpful information on how to be known online and make money at the same time. You'd be amazed by the unique and interesting articles that Maki (Webmaster of Dosh Dosh) wrote which he coupled with anime graphics. Dosh Dosh is a must read for bloggers who wish to create one of a kind articles and earn money online. So check out Dosh Page now!

Peter Chen, author of Blogger Tips and Tricks, is a "Blogger Expert" trying to help amateur (even professional) bloggers in designing and layouting their pages. I personally like his how-tos because he incorporates basic explanation and easy to follow instructions. You can check out Blogger Tips & Tricks and see how many inquiries and comments Peter gets for every post he made.


A blog that is dedicated in helping bloggers to make money online. This is just one of the many websites of Darren, a blogger by profession. ProBlogger has an extensive list of topics such as Adsense, Affiliate Programs, SEO, Networking, Advertising and many more. Check out ProBlogger and see how you can increase your online earnings.


Kudos to Maki, Peter and Darren for sharing your blogging talents to everyone.
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Friday, April 4

Is Affiliate Marketing an Effective Way to Earn Money Online?

Affiliate Marketing is a business relationship between a producer and advertiser. A producer can be a company or individual that is selling products or services while an advertiser is someone who is willing to promote the said product or service. This relationship is now strongly built online and is considered one effective way to earn money online.

So why all of a sudden I am talking about Affiliate Marketing? Plainly because I have recently engaged into Affiliate programs and hoping that one day I'll be successful. Also, I would like to share this information to those would like to earn money online without spending any money (because sign up is for free). Moreover, I would like to seek advice from you so you can help me become successful on my endeavors.

Some of the Affiliate Programs that I am currently into are the following:

Bravenet is a service that helps webmasters in creating and maintaing their websites. It provides free site and free tools such as mailing list, counter, guestbook, widgets and a lot more. If you need enhanced features such as having your own domain name then you can create a pro account with minimal fee. They also have an Affiliate Program that allows you to earn $1 per affiliate program referral and $50-$100 per hosting account you refer. So Join Bravenet Now to get the most of web designing and affiliate marketing.

One of the leading payment services on the internet, Paypal allows you to securely pay for your online purchases (using your debit cards) and even track your online expenses. You may also send, receive and request money globally. If you would like to earn money online, you need to sign up for a Paypal account (which is actually for free) because most programs and clients have Paypal as one of their payment method. Moreover, it has a Great Affiliate Program that allows you to earn $1000 for every Merchant you refer.


One of the affiliate programs that you can never resists because of the enticing ad that says "Earn up to $233 per sale" with "High demand products that get searched for over 2 Million times per month." Sign up as an advertiser of World Niche to get rich.

Want to have a $50 dollar sign up bonus? Register at Domain IT and get the same benefit ($50) for every web hosting sales. You can even help webmasters in creating their own name online with minimal fee (as low as $7.95 a month).

An upfront $50 sign up bonus is offered by Press Releasing Affiliate Program. Afterwhich you can earn 12% commission on every sale you generate by promoting their writing services.

A safe and easy to use online payment method. With the use of just an email address, you can send to your bank account from a credit card. It also has a Refer a Friend Program which will allow you to earn as much as 100 euros. So Sign up for a Moneybookers Account now.

I have read a lot of blogs and these are just some of the affiliate programs that they suggest. Most of the blogs are affiliate markerters too and they really recommend this process if you are serious about making money online. But I guess you need to have strategies so you can maximize the benefits of Affiliate Programs. Some of the things that I am considering are the following:

1. Quality Writings. Of course, you would not want your website to look like a online billboard where it has a lot of advertisements. As they say "Content is always the king" you have to couple your ads with quality review. But if you have been a blogger or webmaster for quite sometime now and your site or blog has a lot of visitors, that only proves that you can write quality content which you can use on Affiliate Programs.

2. Proper Placement of Advertisements. Organize your blog and make sure to place your ads where your readers can actually see them. And make sure that you don't clutter your blog with so much advertisements.

3. Seek Advice from the Experts. It's always good to ask because that is one way of learning new things. If you are afraid to ask then you can just simply visit the sites of Online Money Makers. Use the search engine to discover who are earning money online. Some of my favorites are: Problogger and Dosh Dosh

So do you think I'm taking the right path in becoming a successful online blogger and marketer? Or do you know any other legit Affiliate Program that pays well? I'd like to hear from you. =)

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Thursday, April 3

Pay-Per-Play : Earn Money For Every Site Visitor

I am always looking out for new ways for my readers to make more money online with less effort.

Recently I came across a new innovation that you need to hear about because it may affect the way you earn with your website in the very near future.

As you may know, major television networks are in trouble because their advertising revenue is dropping. They are losing market share at a dramatic pace.

For the first time in history, website owners are sharing in the ad revenue that was formerly spent with the giant TV networks.

Advertisers like Harley Davidson, HBO & Taco Bell are willing to pay you on 100% of your website traffic to make up for the loss of viewers that the big TV networks are experiencing.




Do your online business a huge favor. Stop what you are doing for just a moment and learn how you can earn revenue on 100% of your website traffic.

This is a F*R*E*E opportunity that is taking the advertising community by storm.

This is bigger than radio, television and all other forms of media combined!

Get full details here:

Pay-Per-Play Media
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Wednesday, April 2

TAKING CARE OF YOUR SKIN IN SUMMER – A Quick Guide

Out in the sun

Everybody wants to lie drowsily in the sun and let the summer rays turn the skin to a healthy and sexy looking dark brown. However, there are some health-related issues you should be aware of before spreading that beach towel. Sun exposure causes skin cancer, the most common type of cancer reported among the residents of the United Kingdom and USA. US authorities report that one in every three new cancer cases is skin cancer.

The sun sends out ultraviolet radiation, most of which is stopped from reaching the Earth’s surface by the ozone layer. The UV radiation that makes it past the ozone layer is strong enough to alter the DNA of skin cells and trigger, in time, the formation of carcinomas and melanomas. UV radiation is also responsible for sunburns and skin ageing.

Children and people with fair or red hair or fair skin, who tend to burn rapidly in the sun, are more at risk than others and may develop skin cancer faster. They should be the first to use sunscreen and other types of protection against UV radiation (wearing long sleeves and hats in summer). Most cases of skin cancer could have been prevented by limiting the exposure to sun.


Many cases actually result from exposure to UV radiation during childhood and the teen years. This means that you should start protecting yourself early on and that parents should teach their children things such as staying out of the sun at midday, wearing protective clothing and putting on sunscreen. Protection is the key to preventing skin cancer. Many people believe that ultraviolet radiation is the strongest when it’s very warm outside, but heat comes from infrared radiation. This means that you should be protected even on cooler days.

UV radiation is at its highest level in summer, around midday, when the sun is high in the sky. If you like mountain climbing, then you should be doubly careful; UV radiation increases with altitude. A heavy cloud cover may block UV radiation, but thin clouds are not good enough for protection. Don’t rely on the fact that you can face the sun safely for half an hour or even an hour. You cannot feel UV radiation on your skin and you will not be able to tell when it’s no longer safe for you to be out in the sun.

More on skin cancer

There are three types of skin cancer, according to the type of tumors that develop on the skin. The most common and less dangerous types feature basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Approximately nine in ten skin cancer cases belong to these two types. The true dangerous type is the malignant melanoma cancer, which can be fatal if not treated early.

Basal cell carcinomas look much like sores and form on the exposed parts of the skin: neck, shoulders, hands, and head. The carcinomas appear as raised, round bumps or flattened lumps of a reddish, pale or pearly colour. The carcinomas may be crusted and bleeding is frequent. Squamous cell carcinoma features persistent red, scaling, thickened spots on the sun-exposed skin. Ulceration and bleeding may occur. The SCC may also grow in size and spread to other parts of your skin if it is not treated.

In order to protect yourself, you should know what symptoms to look for. Most surface skin cancer cases can be treated with surgery if they are identified and brought to a doctor’s attention early on. However, if carcinomas or melanomas are allowed to grow, they will expand into the deeper layers of the skin and will connect with the lymphatic system. They will also metastasize and spread to other parts of the body, which may prove fatal. This is why you should always be careful to check for signs of cancer.

Any newly grown sore or reddish patch of skin that does not heal over a longer period of time (at least one month) is likely to be a carcinoma or melanoma, especially if you notice any bleeding. Any spot that does not stop itching, hurting or bleeding is also likely to be skin cancer. Also look for inflamed moles or moles that start to bleed or crust. Persistent ulceration of the skin that cannot be explained by your activities should also be suspected of being an early sign. If you experience any of the above symptoms, you should go to a doctor as soon as possible. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

The worst type of skin cancer lesions are malignant melanomas. Melanomas look like moles, but grow to be bigger than any other moles you have ever seen. They develop in the outer layer of the skin, but can spread to other parts of the body and may be fatal if left untreated. You should see a doctor if you notice that one or more existing moles are growing in size. Melanomas also have a ragged outline, which is significantly different from the round and regular shape of common moles.

Stay safe

Knowledge is power. The more you know about skin cancer and its roots, the better you can protect yourself. Here are a few simple tips designed to help you in your quest to never experience skin cancer as long as you live.

As stated above, avoid the sun when it’s high in the sky. This means that you should stay indoors, or at least in the shade, between 11 AM and, say, 3 PM. After 3 PM it should be safe enough to venture outside. Still, you should always take advantage of shade, wherever you find it. Buy yourself a pair of UV protection glasses, if you don’t have one already. Wear a wide-brimmed hat if you can’t cover your neck by some other means. Make sure the exposed parts of your body never get burnt; you may want to invest in a sunscreen solution with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher to cover your hands and, if need be, feet. Use comfortable clothing that actually covers your body.

Keep in mind that no sunscreen solution is 100 percent safe, so cover as much of your skin as possible. Be extra careful with babies and children. Their skin needs much more protection than that of adults. Avoid sunbeds and tanning lamps. Such devices simply negate any effort to protect yourself from exposure to UV radiation. And lastly, check you skin on a regular basis and see your doctor if you notice any unexplained changes.

Tips on sunscreens



If you are willing to spend some money on a sunscreen, you should at least make sure you buy something worth your cash. The first thing to look for is the phrase “broad spectrum”. This means that the product can protect you from UV radiation of both type A and B. The second thing to look for is the Sun Protection Factor; the higher, the better. Buy products with SPFs of at least 15 to make sure you are well protected. If you are planning a trip to the beach, then you may also want a sunscreen marked “water resistant”, which is less likely to wash off in fifteen minutes. Remember that high SPF levels do not mean that you can stay in the sun longer. You will simply be better protected.


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Grab Google Adsense Stickers for Free!

While I was browsing one of Google's official blog,which is Google Adsense Blog, I saw this post about Getting Adsense Stickers for Free



"So how do you get one of these glue-backed masterpieces? Easy: send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope with enough postage to return 1 oz of sticker goodness to you from our office in California via standard U.S. mail. (Sorry, we can't help you calculate the postage to your location). Send your envelope, along with a note if you'd like, to:

Google AdSense
c/o Arlene Lee
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
USA
"

Note: Picture is courtesy of http://adsense.blogspot.com


If you are Google Adsense Fanatic, go send your intent to Google Staff to have those Adsense limited edition stickers for free.

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