Friday, April 29, 2011

Skywatch Friday - Fiesta Banners By The Open Air Food Court



Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Twitter Tuesday Hop #15

Got a twitter account and want to have more followers? Join us at this Tuesday's Twitter Hop! Simply visit Real Mom Reviews Blog, add your twitter profile URL and your twitter username, then follow the first twitterer (and more twitterers if you want to). You will get followed back too!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Make Money Monday : Neobux Pays!

I've joined Neobux since I heard so much about it that I gave it a try. I'm writing about this because I'm excited to receive my first payment!

Thanks also to the people who signed up under me - from visiting my blog/s and my facebook and friendster profiles.

If you're interested in making money online, joining Neobux is one of the easiest ways.
All you have to do is click and view ads or websites for 30 seconds or less and you'll be automatically credited for it.

Neobux is a PTC website. Basically you get paid to click. They pay 2 cents per click, and an average of 8 adverts per day to click.This entails a little persistence but in just a few minutes a day to click on ads or even sign up for the offers and you'll be automatically credited for that!

It's easy to JOIN, just fill-up a form.

Type your preferred Username
Type your preferred Password
Type your E-mail Address
Type your Alertpay or Paypal Account E-mail (if you don't have one, you can just sign-up for it, it's FREE and it's safe)

The winning strategies to Neobux is clicking on the ads daily and referring members. Since I've signed up and posted the referral button on my social networking profiles, 3 friends have signed up too! So you also will need referrals, because this is where you make money. I suggest just Direct Referral because it's free and anyone can join by using your referrals link. (But if you prefer Rented Referrals, it's a better option)

Looking forward to sharing more ideas with you and will update this entry with payment proofs to come!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!


God has done His part, so we must no longer make our own ways of redeeming ourselves. Our part is just to believe and receive the forgiveness, the healing, the freedom and live His abundant life. God does not want His blood to be wasted. He wants everyone to receive what He suffered to provide.

The text below I've read from an entry written years ago and I'm blessed to share this with you:

"It is Finished."

Colossians 1:12-20 (KJV; emphasis mine)
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell;
20And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

So....."It is finished"... Jesus' last words on the Cross...before He died. He accomplished all that He came to do before taking His last breath.

In John 17:4, in the Garden, Jesus said "I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do." The Greek for "finished" in this verse is teleioo and means consecrate, fulfill, (make) perfect. It is here in the Garden where Jesus declared that He had consecrated the work God gave Him to do...he declared it sacred and further, made it inviolable. And then He was put on trial and went to the Cross, as a lamb led to slaughter.

In John 19:30, on the Cross, Jesus received the vinegar and "...he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost." The Greek for "finished" in this verse is teleo and means accomplish, make an end, expire, pay, perform, complete, execute, conclude, discharge (a debt).

It is finished. What is finished? Everything (Colossians 1:20). He reconciled ALL THINGS unto Himself. Period.

It is finished.
It was finished? It will be finished? No....It IS finished...past, present and future. It was "IS" before was "IS" when man was "IS" when originally penned..."IS" yesterday...and it will be "IS" when we read it tomorrow, a 100 years from now...and for all eternity...HALLELUJAH!!!!

It is finished. It is ended...expired...completed. His inviolable work cannot be violated. Period.

The Cross...that beautiful, glorious and, more accurately, indescribable Cross...
Colossians 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
May the Lord always be honored and glorified as we live our lives unto we live, move and have our being in the "IS"...

If you need a miracle, if you need the power of God to intervene in your life or heal your sickness, or come to your aid in any situation you are in right this moment, there is hope! Let go of discouragement, disappointments, unmet expectations, and look toward what Christ has already done to provide us all that miracle. Remember, "It is finished."

Open your heart, look to Jesus, and only believe!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Facebook Friday Hop #15

Joining this week's Facebook Friday Hop #15! Real Mom Reviews hosts these blog hops to help increase social network followers! All you have to do is add your Facebook Follow or Like Page URL then hop on to the first blog on the list. Then hop to any other blog(s) you wish!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Skywatch Friday : Clouds Above The Ricefield



My first entry for Skywatch Friday: Clouds Above The Ricefield. Taken just near the rice mill where we sold our yield that day, and when I looked up, I saw those clouds and thought it was a photo op :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Twitter Tuesday Hop #13

It's Tuesday Twitter Hop's 14th week and I'm again joining the list. It sure has added more twitter followers on my profile and would surely add more! I'm on #40 and the list is growing, so if you have a twitter profile, why don't you add your twitter on this Tuesday's Twitter Hop?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

In Memory Of My Ancestors

Familienstammbaum anlegen bei

Karten zum Namen B├╝lchmann

Verteilung des Namens B├╝lchmann
It's April 13 today, same date of my departed relatives' death anniversaries. My grandmother and father died from our vehicular accident on April 12 and 16, 1974 in Germany. My mother succumbed to cancer on April 13, 1991.

So I'm taking care of myself and watching my every step today.... I still love to sing Irene Cara's "Fame" (I'm gonna live forever) and Gloria Gaynour's "I Will Survive" ..... Uh, sorry, that was a lame shot at humor.
Kidding aside, when I think of my departed relatives now, I feel alone at times. No one here can tell me something more about them, about my father and grandmother, I mean. I only have bits
and pieces from what I can recall about them, which my late mother and a few relatives here told me.

My father was born before the World War 2 in Hedemuenden, Germany. He worked at the German Embassies in Prague, in London and in Berlin as secretary, respectively.


My mother when she was still with the Philippine Embassy in Hamburg.

My father and mother during their civil wedding.
They got married exactly two years before my birthday.
My grandmother, who was an industrious and kind woman, was from Czechoslovakia. My mother and her always got along. She majored in Home Economics and was really a good homemaker. From my mother's stories, my Oma loved to work on her embroidery, I actually still have the handiwork she worked on as a keepsake. And her collection of silverware and china.
My grandfather, according to my mom, died after the war when my late father was still a young lad. I was looking among my files, even the Familien-Stammbuch, and I found his obituary. I don't know the meaning of the rest of the words but it says he died in November 1950. So I guess my father was 7 years old by that time.
That is all I know or all I remember about my German relatives. I hope of searching for more, most times trawling through the genealogy databases, GEDCOMs and what-have-you of family histories. Sad to say, I've hit the brickwall many times because our surname is spelt differently. Sometimes it's Buelchmann and sometimes with the "umlaut" (the two dots on top of 'u') We jokingly refer to as "Two dots on top of you"

Yet that doesn't mean I've stopped searching. I've searched for anybody with the same surname as mine but nothing came of it. Then, since I'm admittedly a slow learner, I googled it last year and I came up with 3 people from the same town where my father grew up. And I also found one doctor, one jeweler and one minister. Wow! And there is a possibility I might reach them via whitepages too. I also have our family tree on and on in hopes that someone will search for me too.

But one tiny issue which may be a hindrance, my knowledge of Deutsch is terrible. It's a disgrace, I may need Google Translate on hand. But I am still in the process of learning German words I am actually in my 12th lesson now of Learning German For Beginners. That'll do for now, so, will keep you posted!

This is what Hedemuenden looks like, as shared by a new friend.

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Techie Wannabe: Blog Speed Test

As a regular blogger, I wonder how viewers see my blog and how fast it loads to welcome readers. I've recently read that blog speed is very important because it increases blog traffic and makes your blog come up on search results faster.

Ha-ha, talking about these techie stuff leaves me perplexed! I'm being honest here, dear readers. Yet I consider it a necessity to read up on these topics because it will help our blogs performance greatly.

1-2 seconds is an ideal page loading speed on a regular computer, of course. I'm out for the moment at an internet cafe with a blessed fast rented computer! So I tried the Blog Test on Pingdom Tools and my blog's result was 0.5 seconds! It's good enough :)


Try the test above and please let me know your blog's results as a comment. Thanks!

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Fill-ins #2

Friday Fillin

1. In the near darkness I hope to sleep not so restfully as we need to keep watch at night, some strange things have been happening out our front door.

2. My eldest has not gone back to nursing assistant class til further notice.

3. But this summer, now that his brothers are on summer break, I would like him very much to go back to his classes.

4. Summer is sweltering hot, I wish I could cool my heels at noontime in the stream.

5. It's always nice to work around the house nowadays.

6. I enjoy my boys' jokes,stories and pleasant company.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to __, tomorrow my plans include _working on our new farming project on vermiculture and Sunday, I want to rest and relax after I come home from church.

See more Friday Fill Ins here

Facebook Friday Hop #13

I'm joining Week 13 of Facebook Friday Hop by Real Mom Reviews
All you have to do is follow the first blog on Facebook! Then hop to any other blog(s) you wish!

Click on the button above to add your facebook page (not your blog URL) and join the blog hop!

And by the way, mine is Teach Reading In 90 Days

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook


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Outside my window... Humid weather, summer in the Philippines is really something! One would wish to go to the beach as often as possible or even take a long vacation in Baguio City- the summer capital of the Philippines -which I say is my most favorite city in the world! I wish we could go there sometime...

I am thinking... of the paperwork that we need to work on. Can't divulge the situation just yet, but it's going to be huge. Am excited of what will come!

I am thankful for... the summer holiday of my children which means summer holiday of the wallet. I hope I can also save for the next school year.

I am wearing... black strappy top because of the warm weather, and striped brown shorts. I'm barefooted, need to add :)

In the learning rooms... I'll be teaching my youngest "Cupcake" some basic math with math games suited for his age. He learned counting up to a hundred, a few months ago but when he counted from the chart to "teach" his second cousin .. he forgot some. I'm positive he can learn again in time for school next year.

I am going... just to my malunggay farm this late afternoon to check on the trees. Will see if I'll be going someplace else much later.

I am reading... Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki... it's just an 80 page book but with great ideas there! Glad that I got the time to read despite having the book for almost a year now. It's about getting off the"rat race" of having a 9-5 job.

On my mind... I am calm and okay today, not being affected by anything. Thanks for the prayer and meditation too. Could have been from the wonderful dream I had.. of being in Manila and seeing friends.

From the kitchen... Stir-fried vegetables - Chopsuey- cooked by my eldest, because "I'm busy" today.

Around the house... clutter, as usual... crayons, pencils, paper... we got no energy to clean up much because of the weather (again) but I'll work on that later as I will work on the inventory of my ebay stuff.

One of my favorite things... is to catch up on much needed rest, for now.

From my camera... I got two photos from my son Popcorn's graduation last April 5th ...
one, with him and Cupcake. That's my son, always serious even for the camera!

And here below, hubby and me. That look? We hope the camera would work right :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Twitter Tuesday Hop

Monday, April 4, 2011

It's our 17th Anniversary!

It's our wedding anniversary today! 17 years together! It's still going to be a simple celebration just as simple as when we first met and lived together all these years. =)

I'm also going to finally give my answer to the tag my friend sent me ages ago. Know more about me and my hubby's tug-of-war relationship (My hate-turned-to-love story)

Can you remember the day you first met your hubby? Yes, I sure would! Nothing special at that time and no sparks flew. But prior to that, the first time I heard his name and it rang a bell, just strange.... The person who told me they moved in next door also said that he's my age and to watch out, he might court me. I just said " not my type". And I really meant it.

When was the first time you met him?

When they moved in next to us. It was the first time I actually met him and I realized he was the younger brother of this other batchmate we had who was talented in theater.

First impression. Friendly and loves to chat. Told me even the funniest stories he already knew from our schoolmates. But I found him "overconfident". He was clearly not my type and yet I was taken aback when he had the courage to ask if I somebody has ever courted me. "You're pretty but your not my type I don't like girls who put on weight easily, or girls who are fair-skinned, or girls with physical defects" ... something like that. Ouch, my wounded ego! I made a mental note that I will never ever talk nor greet this guy again. So the rest of our high school year we never became friends.

Were you attracted to him? Attracted? During that time, if you had asked me I would be rolling on the floor laughing! But, no. It still amazes me though, how I learned to love him when we started being friends.

Were you friends before he became your bf? Yes. It's was the very first time I befriended a guy before the relationship moved on to steady. It was a long, long, long wait for him though, and I was an uncaring person that year after having had so many heartbreaks. He courted me February 24th and I finally decided I liked him October 24th. Ten months! It's a familiar joke to everyone whom we know.

What are the things about him that you are thankful for?
He has stood by me through good times and the bad - and I mean including the worst moments of our marriage. I'm glad also that I stayed with him despite all the odds that our family has been through. He has remained my friend. I have so many things to thank him for, just minute details that usually someone takes for granted.. but I see them always.

Looking forward to more blissful years together!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Best Deal With Smartbro


Call it a blessing in disguise when my previous was halted last week for reasons I can't explain. (Lesson learned over that one) But oh my! We are ecstatic to switch to SmartBro, knowing through word-of-mouth that Smart has better service and Smart is proven customer-friendly.

Dear friends and followers, can't contain my happiness despite that hindrance I was able to make it doing my rounds this week despite no internet at home. It was difficult because I had to physically hop from one to another - haha, like I did during the early years online. Internet cafes with fastest speed were usually packed with customers so I had to keep looking for another internet cafe checking on their computer's speed test first.

Anyway, extremely happy that is over and am here now online at home because of Smartbro! I'm ecstatic due to their fast service, we just applied Tuesday and got connected that evening! Nothing can beat that :)))

What's more, applying for a connection with Smartbro has it's perks! Surprise! A free 3-in-one too!


Not only that, with Smartbro, I got what all I really wanted for a long time... you will laugh at this - been asking what is my IP and now I got my own! (I hope) ^^,

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday Fill- Ins #1

1. I can't believe we've got new and better internet connection with perks!

2. Caring for everyone.

3. How can I motivate my children to keep busy this summer?

4. Baked potatoes with butter was the last thing I cooked.

5. Six of one makes a mad mathematician out of me. The mere mention of numbers, haha. It's a joke!

6. Staying awake and stressing out; nonono!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to being online yes, on a Friday, tomorrow my plans include working on our next farm project and Sunday, I want to go to church as usual with my 5-year-old.