PR – What is it?

PR??? What it is all about? When I started blogging last Dec. I didn’t know what PR is all about. I was checking at some of my friends’ blogs and I was still groping in the dark of what it means. Then gradually I learned it slowly and enjoyed writing my experiences and my life’s happenings. I was glad I learned a lot this time, of course with the help of some blogger friends. After few months I discovered that PR is known as page rank. PR is necessary when you earn to blog, because most of the on line companies wanted the bloggers to promote and write something about the paid sites but with a higher pagerank. It takes time for me to write and many times I was not writing anything, so my PR was always stagnant and very low.

A couple of days ago I was amazed when I saw my PR – wow it goes one step higher. I didn’t know why – but I was glad that at least it goes higher this time. But not sure if it will stay there or will go up or back to zero again, huhhuhu! What I knew now is it goes higher and it’s a nice feeling, though.

I find it hard to blog always, especially this time of the year. I was learning Thai with a friend, a teacher, a mother etc… etc… it’s not so easy, but I enjoy writing sometime if I’m not busy. A sort of release for me. So no matter what my PR is? I will still blog if I have the chance…

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The Malunggay Adventure

Can you imagine this friend of mine doing all possible things just to get this miracle plant?
Last week when we were in Bangkok we saw some trees of malunggay – (this miracle plant I was sharing in my latest posts) near the church. We had asked permission to some of our friends there if we could get some leaves because we badly missed it, and they agreed.
So in the evening, after the service, my friend and I decided to come down and get some leaves for us to cook the next day. She was really decided to do all the possibilities just to get some.

Look, she was able to get some leaves and took some drumstick for us to plant. We really missed eating this kind of miracle plant. I remember, when we were still in the Phil., everytime we were sick or not feeling well, I will just buy or get some leaves of malunggay from our backyard and cook with fish and a soup. Then I will be okay the next few hours.

Similarly, in the mountains, my friends would tell me about it. That when they felt tired or not feeling well, they will just cook some malunggay leaves with other vegetables or with fish (if available) and ate it. Then a little while they will be okay. That’s the miracle plant – malunggay – the green leafy vegetable. Rich in protein, potassium, vitamin C, iron and a significant source of beta – carotene.

When this old lady saw us getting some leaves, she talked to us in Thai language and told us that she heard this kind of plant in the radio that could heal many diseases and she asked if we could share some leaves to cook and drumstick to plant. And we agreed, we shared to her some leaves and small sticks to plant. She was so happy that she has something to eat and to plant. And we’re all happy going home with something that we missed a lot!

By the way I was the one taking pictures so you could not see me here, hehe!

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First Time to join Thankful Thursday


I just joined Thankful Thursday last week and I’m glad that I can start writing a post today. I have a lot of things to thank for this day. Here are my lists:

1. I thank my Creator and Redeemer for saving me and making our lives a channel of blessings to others

2. I thank Him for giving us great friends, friends who really care, friends through thick and thin especially our friends in Bacolod, Manila, Cagayan and other places in the Phil., Malaysia, Korea, U.S. and some parts of the world.

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3. I thank Him for my family especially for giving me 2 great boys and for my hubby for all the love shown for 15 years of our marriage journey.
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4. I also thank Him for friends that I met in my blogging journey. Thank you for sharing your life’s journey and the links, I’m thankful that I know a lot of them through blogs and sharing some tips too.
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5. For our family back home (Bacolod City, Phil.)
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6. I thank the Lord for a reminder in His word today and I would like to share it with you. It’s about Solomon’s Messed-Up Life. Here are some thoughts:
* God does not hold us accountable for the sins of our fathers.
* That our enemies cannot keep us from doing what God wants to do through us.
* That in our broken world, God can work with our desire to honor Him – even when we don’t understand how messed-up we are.
* Solomon’s experience reminds us that God works with us in ways that say far more about His goodness than our own.
* That wisdom helps us only if we use it.
* Our real need is for the wisdom that comes as a gift of God’s grace, in Christ, through Christ, and for Christ.
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What “something big” are you expecting this year 2009?

Big Mak Blog Contest

I had been a teacher for more than a decade already. I taught in the public and private schools alike. At first, I wanted to be a musician or to be get a Bachelor’s Degree in Music but something big happened. I took up a Bachelor’s Degree in Education because a degree in Music was not available in the college where I enrolled. But I was able to join a college choir and became a Glee Club member for the four years that I was studying. We had been to different places and sang songs to different people or groups. And something big happened to us as members of WNC Glee Club (WNC stands for West Negros College but now it is known as WNU -West Negros University). We were able to join the NAMCYA (National Music Competitions for Young Artists) at CCP Manila, Phil. and won second place nationwide. That was a great experience we have had when I was still in college.

Something big for me this year is quite different from the young ones. I had a lot of experiences in the past that made me a better person. I had taken my post graduate studies when I was still working in the Phil. but wasn’t able to take the exam because we were led to another phase of life. And that’s where we are now, where God leads us.

As what I have said, I had experienced “Big Events” (something big) from the past until now that proves the greatness of our God. There’s another big event that happened to us recently when we were in the Phil. and I can prove “How Great our God is” you can check the details in my other blog at Miracles Do Happen in my other blog.

In connection with this “something big” I joined the biggest blog contest for 2009 entitled “Big Mak Blog Contest” and they have prizes at stake:

Big Mak Blog Contest
WHO WILL WIN AND WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?

GRAND PRIZE:

Winners for the first five grand prizes will be determined by points. The first five bloggers who have the highest points will win. Winners of the five grand prize are not eligible for the consolation and special prize.

1st prize, $110, 20K EC credits, 5 ad spots, Domain and Blog Hosting
$10 and 1000 EC Credits from Pinoy Blogger in Singapore
$10 and 1000 EC Credits from Pinoy Showbiz and Hollywood News
$10 and 1000 EC Credits from Make Money Online With Makoy
$10 and 1000 EC Credits from Makoy Pinoy Blogger
$10 from Life of a Filipina Blogger
$10 from Retarded’s Notebook
$10 from Blog de Manila
$10 from Sonnie’s Porch
$10 from PRC Board Exam Results
$20 and 1000 EC credits from Pinoy Ambisyoso
1000 EC credits from bum-spot
1000 EC credits from Diva Fabulosa
1000 EC credits from The Pinay Blogger
2000 EC credits from Nurturing Nigel
1000 EC credits from Shards of Thoughts
1000 EC credits from Pinay Mom Blogs
1000 EC credits from Michael Aulia
1000 EC credits from Forex Trading and More Online Opportunities
1000 EC credits from Fatherly Yours
2000 EC credits from Blog de Manila
500 EC credits from xoxjanellexox
500 EC credits from contest love
1000 EC credits from The Struggling Blogger
1000 EC credits from Sonnie’s Porch
1 month ad spots from Momma Wannabe
1 month ad spots from Health and Beauty Diva
1 month ad spots from Perkier Than You
1 month ad spots from Nurturing Nigel
1 month ad spots from Forex Trading and More Online Opportunities
Domain from Pinay Mommy Online
Blog Hosting from Mom’s Hosting

2nd prize, $50, 15K EC credits, 5 ad spots, Domain and Blog Hosting
$10 from Free PSP Games
$10 from Gizmosync
$20 from The Cookmobile
$10 from Rhodilee
1000 EC credits from The Fitness Diva
1000 EC credits from Ramblings of a Work At Home Guy
500 EC credits from Palabuzz
500 EC credits from Gadget Way
2000 EC credits from The Nexus – Feed Your Brain
2500 EC credits from Random Thoughts
1000 EC credits from Jewellery Weblog
1000 EC credits from Indo Article Directory
1000 EC credits from 24patrol
1000 EC credits from Everything Has A Reason
1000 EC credits from In The Life Of…Mne
1000 EC credits from In My Kitchen
1000 EC credits from Blog Tactic
500 EC credits from Blog.pinoy2.com
1 month ad spots from contest love
1 month ad spots from The Struggling Blogger
1 month ad spots from The Nexus
1 month ad spots from Nita’s Random Thoughts
1 month ad spots from Nita’s Corner
Domain from SEO Friendly Blog Directory
Blog Hosting from Budget Blogging

3rd prize, $25, 11K EC credits, 5 ad spots
$15 from Tech At Hand Dot Net
$10 and 1000 EC credits from Raging Rev
2000 EC credits from Using My Right Hand
1000 EC credits from Raising Chickens
1000 EC credits from Acts of Random Kindness
1000 EC credits from SEO Blog
1000 EC credits from Gay
1000 EC credits from ways to earn cash
1000 EC credits from free stuffs to you
1000 EC credits from eastcoastlife
1000 EC credits from feRn’s backyaRd
1 month ad spots from Thomas Travel Tales
1 month ad spots from Great Finds and Deals
1 month ad spots from Work At Home Jobs
1 month ad spots from Erlinda‘s Wandering Thoughts
1 month ad spots from CompTechGadgets.com

4th prize, $10, 10K EC credits, 4 ad spots
$10 from Online Job
1000 EC credits from prettystepdaughters
1000 EC credits from Marriage and Beyond
1000 EC credits from The Daily Planet
1500 EC credits from Seek No More
1500 EC credits from Nesting Buddy
1000 EC credits from Mariuca
2000 EC credits from Wonderful Things In Life
1000 EC credits from Life’s Journey
1 month ad spots from Healthy Living and Lifestyle
1 month ad spots from Thomas Web Links
1 month ad spots from Bohol Paradise
1 month ad spots from Batuananons

5th prize, $5, 10K EC credits, 4 ad spots
$5 from Nikky Pals
2000 EC credits from Random Detoxification
1000 EC credits from Babette’s Definitely Maybe
1000 EC credits from Everything PLUS the Kitchen Sink
1000 EC credits from One at a Time
1000 EC credits from So far, so good
3000 EC credits from A Taste of Both Worlds
1000 EC credits from A Singaporean in London
1 month ad spots from Filipino Online Community
1 month ad spots from twins happiness
1 month ad spots from there is happiness
1 month ad spots from Also Mommy

CONSOLATION PRIZE:

Consolation prizes will be selected in random using random.org.

1st consolation – 5,750 EC credits, 4 ad spots
5000 EC credits from fragileheart’s journal
750 EC credits from Girls Are Made of Sugar & Spice
1 month ad spots from That Blog 4 Me
1 month ad spots from Travel Blog
1 month ad spots from Gay
1 month ad spots from What’s Up, Los Baños

2nd consolation – 5,500 EC credits, 3 ad spots
1500 EC credits from PolitEkon
1000 EC credits from The iPhone Photographer
1000 EC credits from Contest Whiz
1000 EC credits from nameSherry
1000 EC credits from Thoughts and Obsessions
1 month ad spots from prettystepdaughters
1 month ad spots from Seek No More
1 month ad spots from Moolah Musings

3rd consolation – 5,000 EC credits, 3 ad spots
1000 EC credits from Sherry Rambling
1000 EC credits from Heart Random
1000 EC credits from iLUVcontest
1000 EC credits from Shopping
1000 EC credits from Online Games
1 month ad spots from The Ruby Posts
1 month ad spots from Mommy Emotes
1 month ad spots from Blessings and Beyond

4th consolation – 5,000 EC credits, 2 ad spots
1000 EC credits from Juegos de Escape
1000 EC credits from Google Stalker
1000 EC credits from Fantasy Baseball Team Names
1000 EC credits from Niacin Benefits
1000 EC credits from Fish Oil High Blood Pressure
1 month ad spots from Micah Izabel
1 month ad spots from Johann David

5th consolation – 4,000 EC credits, 2 ad spots
1000 EC credits from Fendi Bags For Sale
1000 EC credits from Abhishek Deshpande
1000 EC credits from Fantasy Baseball Team Names
1000 EC credits from Niacin Benefits
1 month ad spots from winziph
1 month ad spots from Winziph

6th consolation – 4,000 EC credits, 2 ad spots
1000 EC credits from Fish Oil High Blood Pressure
1000 EC credits from Ivory Tasks
1000 EC credits from Posh Thoughts
1000 EC credits from Pink Thoughts
2 weeks ad spots from Multiply Themes and Layouts
2 weeks ad spots from Journal of Journey

7th consolation – 4,000 EC credits
1000 EC credits from Moolah Musings
1000 EC credits from The Ruby Posts
1000 EC credits from Mommy Emotes
1000 EC credits from Blessings and Beyond

8th consolation – 4,000 EC credits
1000 EC credits from Micah Izabel
1000 EC credits from Johann David
1000 EC credits from Programming The Life
1000 EC credits from NetBucks

9th consolation – 4,000 EC credits
1000 EC credits from Health Assistant
1000 EC credits from Daily Fun Horoscope Bites
1000 EC credits from Idiot Box
1000 EC credits from The Path to the Pegasus Letter

10th consolation – 4,000 EC credits
1000 EC credits from Praning’s Shoutout
1000 EC credits from Warfreak’s Rantings
2000 EC credits from Manilenio

Special Prize – Blogging From Home book by Janette Toral

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