The Stars at A Glance

PhotobucketIn Celebration of the 2012 National Astronomy Week, the Philippine Science Centrum and Sky Xplore (Mobile Digital Planetarium) sponsored a Stargazing Event held last Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the Amphitheater of the Riverbanks Center in Marikina City. A fellow blogger friend, Rhea, was invited by Ms. Karen of Philippine Science Centrum and she was so generous to extend the invites to few bloggers. I was lucky to be invited by her along with fellow bloggers Gene, Olga, Peh and Nina. Science was not a favorite subject, nevertheless I would still love to learn more about the stars and the planets. Also the proximity of the event to my place was a plus factor so I confirmed my attendance. The event which was facilitated by Prof. Edmund Rosales an astronomy expert was open to the public who are interested to spot the stars, planets, nebulas and more.  Thank God, we were blessed with good weather that night. The Event crew getting ready for the event. People on cue for registration. Professor Ed Rosales during the lecture. People on cue, waiting for their turn to view the stars. Fellow mommy bloggers Don't laugh if I told you that it was actually

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Learn to how to Monetize your Blog

If you have been following my blog then you know that I started blogging just to archive my photos as a photography enthusiast. From then, I never thought that I would own multiple blogs despite the fact that writing is not really my passion. Since I embraced blogging, it has been a part of my day; a day won’t pass without updating at least one of my blogs which eventually enhances my writing skills. Aside from that I also learned the techie side of blogging. I am not really a tech geek but through research, I get to know few techie stuff in blogging. Another thing that made me love blogging more than anything else online is the fact that I can actually make money through my blogs. That’s right; you can actually earn money through blogging. Before monetizing your blog, it is important that you know the basics of blogging. Needless to say, you cannot make quick cash from blogging, it’s a process. You have to invest time and effort improving and refining your blog. Don’t be complaisant, having an own domain and self hosted blog is not just the key. You have to work out your blog’s traffic,

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Trying to be an Early Bird

I am not really a morning person, except those times that I really need to wake up early like when I was still a full time employee. Now that I am a stay at home mom, waking up early is a struggle (I sleep late, that’s why). Now, I need to get enough sleep and have enough rest so I am trying to sleep early for me to be able to wake up early and be able to exercise the following morning. This is something I really need to do now, since I am preggy. From the start of this pregnancy, most of my time is spent sitting down in front of computer doing online stuff. This is perhaps the reason why I feel lazy the whole day. It’s about time to stretch my lazy muscles and be fit in preparation for my delivery. So get ready muscles! I am posting this post early tonight so I would be able to sign off early and plunge myself early in the bed early than the usual. I hope I could get up early tomorrow. Gotta set my alarm clock’s in full volume otherwise, the little one needs to wake up early

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How to Start your own Blog

Years ago, I used to visit and read blogs that I found interesting. I never had the guts to write and have my own blog at that time, as I don’t actually know where to start. When I get hooked with photography, that’s the time I thought of having a photo blog to showcase my work as a photography enthusiast. That time I was writing for my photos and shooting for my photo blog. Later, when I get pregnant with my first child, I decided to have my own personal / mommy blog, for me to archive the whole experience. From the time I got pregnant, delivered my baby, and now raising the little one, I am making a record of my daily encounter as a mom, a wife and a woman. And this was made possible through blogging. That’s how I started blogging. Blogging became a part of my day. I spent many hours sitting down in front of my laptop writing for my blogs. My sister noticed it and she started to get curious about blogging. She started asking me how to start a blog and keep bugging me to teach her. So, I shared my knowledge and

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How Tall I Am?

PhotobucketThe little one is getting taller everyday. He stands 2 feet and 5 inches at 1 year and 2 months old. Our babies first year is a time of amazing changes. Part of it is an increase in height and weight. On average, babies grow 10 inches in length and increase their weight three times their birth weight during their first year in life. After their first year, height growth usually slows with approximately 2½ inches per year until they reach adolescence. Child growth comes in a wide range so keep in mind that your baby’s growth maybe different from other babies. As parents, we can help our kids develop normal growth by ensuring proper nutrition which will give them the essential vitamins and minerals they need. They also need enough sleep; an average of 10-12 hours of sleep is advisable and let him involve in physical activities such as sports which will promote good health and may lower the risk of obesity. If you notice growth deficiency in your baby, consult your doctor who can evaluate your child growth development and will do the necessary medical attention needed (if there’s any) that will eventually help your child get the

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Create Your Own Website

Are you planning to create a website but don’t know where to start? Don’t take it too hard, as building a website can be easy especially if you know the basic steps.  When I started blogging, I never had an Idea how to build a website with own domain name and hosting. So I took time researching and reading articles that would help me build my own website. I also find it very helpful having been acquainted with bloggers online. Now, I am currently maintaining 3 blogs and all of them have their own domain name and self hosted. In this blog post, I’m gonna share what I have learned in creating a website. So if you are one of those people who are interested in setting up a website of your own, keep reading this post as you will surely learn how to build your own site. First, decide what you want to write. You may call it concept but in blogging we call it Niche. Choose a niche that you’re good at. Say, you love to cook, then start a food blog, or you love to travel then a travel blog will be ideal for you. Once you

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Avoiding Constipation while Pregnant

Gosh, here it is again. I remember when I was eight months pregnant with my eldest; I had this dilemma in moving my bowel as I was constipated. I am six months pregnant and last night was a worst experience that I even asked my sister to buy me a suppository meds but the pharmacy needs prescription from a doctor. I just drunk lots of water and went to sleep. When I woke up this morning, glad it wasn’t as severe as last night so I was able to make it. Finally! Success! LoL. Though constipation is normal during pregnancy, there are ways in which you can avoid it. It is very uncomfortable to get constipated pregnant or not. To avoid it, make sure that you do the following. Drink Plenty of Water – pregnant or not, it is ideal to drink six to eight glasses of water everyday. Fresh fruit juices can also be helpful if you take them everyday especially prune juice and pineapple juice. High Fiber Diet – eat high fiber foods such as cereal, breads, brown rice, beans, and fresh fruits and vegetables every day. Exercise Everyday – a regular exercise will ease constipation. Swimming and

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Get enough Calcium while Pregnant

When I was pregnant with my eldest, I regularly drink milk to help me gain enough calcium. Now that I am pregnant for the second time, I hardly drink milk. I suddenly don’t like the taste of the maternity milk I used to drink during my first pregnancy. Hubby makes the effort of reminding me to drink my milk, but without his reminder, I don’t bother drinking. So, how important calcium is while pregnant? While inside our womb, our baby needs calcium in building a strong bones and teeth. It is also helpful in developing a healthy muscle, heart and nerves. Most doctors prescribes calcium supplement to pregnant women. And aside from the supplement you can naturally get calcium from milk and dairy products such as yogurt, cheese, tofu and milk. A pregnant woman needs 1,000 mg of calcium a day. But our body can only absorb 500 mg of calcium at a time. So if you are taking calcium supplement, it is advisable to take small doses several times a day. While taking calcium supplement, it is also important to watch out your vitamin D intake. Vitamin D is necessary in the absorption of Calcium. Take note that, calcium

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Opens 42nd Store

PhotobucketGreat news for those who love the specialty coffee and tea purveyor, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®,  42nd store right at the heart of Pasay City. The new store is located at Two E-com Center in the Mall of Asia Complex, and will be serving customers their full selection of specialty coffee and teas by February 18. The President of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®  Walden Chu said “This newest addition to our line of strategically-placed stores will help us fully realize our vision of providing every Filipino with the best available coffee and tea out there. Being a new landmark that packs commercial, retail, residential and business areas in one unique structure, having a shop at Two E-com Center will help us reach more people and tap different markets in a way that we have never been able to do before.” Located in an alternative business and entertainment district amidst a spectacular bay setting, the new The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® store will serve as a haven for both cult-like followers of the brand, and coffee and tea aficionados of all sorts. “The Mall of Asia Complex is home to a growing number of young professionals working in technology-based companies and business

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This Valentine, fall in “Love in the City you Love”

Photobucket“Makati enlivens the city experience this February as it hosts a night of romantic celebration at heart of the Makati central business district.” This Valentine, fall in love with the captivating charm of the city that makes it happen as Makati City stages “Love In The City You Love”—a special Valentine’s concert featuring real-life couple, Nikki Gil and Billy Crawford, at the Ayala Triangle Gardens this February 14, Tuesday. Discover how Makati is making its denizens even more excited with a dynamic roster of new happenings and developments that form part of the “Make It Happen, Make It Makati” campaign. EVENT DETAILS: DATE: February 14, Tuesday TIME: 6PM VENUE: Ayala Triangle Gardens
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Sunday Reflection: HE has Gifted you to Grow!

PhotobucketDid you know that God never created you to be average? He never created us to reach a certain level and then plateau. We should all know that God created us to excel and He wants us to know that there is no limit to how high we can go in life. There is no limit to what we can accomplish, if we only learn to shake off complacency and keep pressing forward to the next level. We maybe trying to succeed but have hit the walls again and again. Don’t stop dear! Try again. Keep going until you get what you want to achieve. It’s sad that there are many people who grow satisfied with far less than God’s best for their lives. We simply get comfortable with it not knowing that God has something better for us, if we only keep on stretching to the next level. Let us exercise our faith in achieving our goals. Keep going, don’t keep your toned body grow flabby by not exercising. Let us exercise our faith. Our potential has been put in us by our Creator when we were born. It’s up to us to use it or not, remember it

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Gifts Ideas for Valentine

Its love month and Valentines Day is almost here. I’m sure everyone inlove is looking forward for a romantic date or gifts. If you are still looking for a romantic gift for your special someone check out the list below that might help you choose a gift for your sweetheart. Cute couple T-shirts. Personalize picture with valentine message. A box of Chocolate. Personalize His and hers bathrobe. Pampering spa package. Personalize coffee mug. Bouquet of flower. Personalize “I love you because” lists. Intimate dinner in a fine dining restaurant. Full body massage. There you go. Remember valentine is not only for lovers. It is for everybody inlove whether to your sweetheart, parents, brothers and sister. Show your love to everyone this valentine by bringing out a smile or laughter from your heart.    
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Just another Vehicle to Advertising

Venturing in the business world is perhaps an ambitious and enormous choice a person could clutched. Aside from the money involved in putting up a business, you need to have good managing skills. In addition you have to build an intense alliance and rapport with your staff in order to have a harmonious camaraderie. Not to mention, the need to seek for increased consumption of your product or services. And it is a fact that most business man work hard to thrive in those areas. The above mentioned are all important in a business. However, my views as a consumer says that a business man should give priority in encouraging or persuading consumers and the best way to do that is through advertisement. But not all companies are fortunate enough to afford the expensive fees for an advertisement. The good news is, with the arising competition in the advertising field, there are different forms of advertisement that are affordable these days. One of those is in the form of text link which is viral nowadays. This is so far an economical way to advertise where you buy text links from a website at an affordable price. In which, it will

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Baby Z’s First Sunday School Experience

Photobucket  We came late for the church service this afternoon so we were left standing along with other members who came late. Since the little one was with us, the usher told us to bring him at the kids section for a Sunday school. Glad there is a room for toddlers (0-3 years old). My sister took care of baby Z while he attends Sunday school for the first time, and I went to hear the preaching at the big hall. After the service, I asked my sister how’s the little one doing during Sunday school. According to her, he is a little shy at first. He was conscious with the crowd and was always clinging to her. But as the school moves on, he became at ease with his fellow toddlers. He starts to dance while the teacher and the older ones is singing and finally started to voice out by making noise. He even stood up in the middle of the circle and gave his mates a stare. Here are snaps from his first Sunday school experience. We will definitely make it a point to send him to Sunday school every Sunday.  
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Promote your Blog thru WPROMOTE

PhotobucketThe more a blog or a website appears in search engine page the more you get visitors and the more you get higher ranking. That is why it is important to have knowledge on search engine optimization. Being novice in blogging, I find it hard to boost my blog’s visibility in search engines.  If you are a techie person perhaps it’s easy for you to learn search engine optimization. But for untechie persons like me, it surely is an effort learning this matter. Search Engine Optimization requires effort and inventive strategies plus consistent implementation. If you are a serious blogger, then learning SEO will gave you a lot of benefits. Aside from drawing more visitors to your website, there is a big chance for you to earn online through your high ranked website or blog. For untechie bloggers, don’t worry, if you don’t have what it takes to learn SEO, it doesn’t mean that your blogging career ends there. Remember, there are search engine optimization company who can help us with the SEO thing. Among the various SEO companies is wpromote online marketing that uses a proven technique that will surely build your audience and boost your website’s ranking. At

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