Friday, May 14, 2021
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Okay! So, we still can't get over Vincenzo as this tv series has definitely made all of weekends fun and exciting.
Aside from the bad-ass Song Joong Ki, there are many remarkable lines and quotes in the series that you'll surely love. Here are the top quotes and lines from the 'Vincenzo' that will teach you important life lessons.
1. Regret is the most painful thing you can experience in life.
2. Because the enemy of my enemy is a friend.
3. The strongest punch comes from behind.
4. There are things that can only be verified through trust.
5. The only way to get rid of your anger is by fighting it.
6. To find a true friend is like finding a treasure.
7. A smart person knows when their opponent is weak.
8. Friends are like one soul in two bodies.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
The world is changing and it's changing so fast! Due to the global health crisis, the adoption of digital technologies has speeded and has forever changed our way of life. E-learning or online schooling where education is done remotely and through digital platforms is at an all-time high. According to UNICEF, 90% of the countries adopted digital and/or broadcast remote learning policies.
This means that despite the warnings about the dangers of the internet, our current situation calls for the need for us to increase our technological know-how. We can't avoid or refrain our children from using the computer as they need to develop their skills and keep up with the emerging technologies and the changing world. It is imperative for parents and guardians to find the balance between internet usage vis-a-vis the dangers of the internet and the health hazards of prolonged computer usage.
Here are 3 tips on how you can create a positive and educational online experience for kids:
1. Choose the Right Content and Safe Programs
The internet has a mix of both good and bad content where innocent searches online can sometimes lead to not-so-innocent results thus, the Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service suggest that parents or guardians should maximize the use of built-in safety tools such as parental controls, safe browsing settings, and internet filters. Though it does not guarantee 100% results, it still helps prevent your children from seeing inappropriate content.
2. Integrate Online Gaming and Education
The recent study conducted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) discussed the educational value of video games and how they have helped in developing creativity, cooperative learning, and abilities to solve problems. This encourages individuals to embrace the value of video gaming. Instead of immediately decreasing the screen time of our children, you might as well use this opportunity to provide a fun and educational experience for them.
In-browser gaming websites such plays.org where you don't need to download any software/apps and do not offer in-game purchases or upgrades are readily available online.
3. Explore the Benefits of the Internet and Develop Relevant Computer Skills
Digital and computer skills are non-negotiable. If you look back 10-15 years ago, having computer skills is an advantage. Today, it is an absolute must-have. They are now considered a skill just like reading and writing. Thus, it is important that we teach our children basic computer skills as early as we could. The more comfortable our children are with technology today, the better equipped they are to face the exciting opportunities they will face in the future.
Through your guidance, allow your children to explore the internet and help them understand how to use emerging technologies as a key advantage.
- Develop his or her online research skills through a scavenger hunt game.
- Give them opportunities to solve problems and collaborate on projects
- Bring ideas to life. There are many videos and graphic software websites that are user-friendly.
- Help them build digital resilience. Empower them to make the right choices and have the confidence to skip or hover over content that they may consider harmful to them.
Monday, May 3, 2021
- How does Vincenzo's island near Malta look like?
- Did he fulfill his promise to be a godfather?
- How did International Security Intelligence Agency maximize the guillotine file? Were they able to punish corrupt individuals like Jung In-Kuk and Kim Seok-U?
- Was the gold shared among other tenants?
- What happened to the Babel group?
- Who owns Geumga Plaza now?
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Mother's Day is just around the corner and with the new month starting, it is just right that we feature a book about Moms.
New Normal New Beginnings is a compilation of inspiring stories from 23 moms as they journey through different phases of motherhood in this pandemic: giving birth, coping with fear, dealing with grief, homeschooling, and many more.
This book was curated by Mae Gomez, a mom of three boys, an authority member of the Non-Fiction Authors Association, founder of Thrive&Grow Book Publishing, and author of The Joyful Stay-at-Home Mom, a book for moms of toddlers coping with depression.
Now, we are lucky to have the opportunity to interview this remarkable woman as she shares more about her latest book, New Normal New Beginnings.
1. Can you share with us something about the book that isn't in the blurb?
Most of the moms who wrote the book are first-time authors. The book is written by moms, for moms, with a mission to help mothers in need. It supports the Grace to be born Foundation in the Philippines. It is a perfect book to give to moms this mother's day.
2. What inspired the idea for your latest book?
3. How long did it take you to complete the book?
It took me 2 months to complete the book.
4. What part of the book was most challenging to write and why?
5. What do you hope your readers take away from this book?
6. If you’re planning a sequel or write the next book, can you share a tiny bit about your plans for it?
I am writing a book for work-at-home moms.
7. Where can they buy your books or find out more about you?
If you want a copy of the book, you may reach me through my social media accounts:
Facebook: New Normal New Beginnings Book
Instagram: New Normal New Beginnings Book
Thank you, Author Mae, for agreeing to this interview. We are inspired by your new book project and we truly believe that this message is very important to share with others (especially moms) as we are facing the biggest crisis of our lifetime. Thank you for encouraging us to continue to thrive and grow.
For those who are looking for Mother's Day gift, this book is a great idea!
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Sunday, April 25, 2021
The health crisis has been ongoing for over 12 months and with the recurring wave of infections happening across the globe, it seems that there is no end-in-sight available anytime soon.
Due to the crisis, many aspects of our lives have suddenly become different. We experienced major changes in the way we work, our children's educational system, even our dining, and shopping habits. On a larger note, the crisis has greatly impacted the economy, job security, and personal finance.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the current US unemployment rate is at 6%, or 9.7 million are unemployed as of March 2021. While in the Philippines, the most recent report by the Philippine Statistics Authority states that as of February 2021, unemployment worsens in the country as we now have 8.8% or 4.2 million Filipinos reported jobless compared to the 5.3% unemployment rate in January 2020.
What does the current unemployment rate have to do with credit card debts?
This simply means with all the uncertainties happening right now, having a credit card debt or other outstanding loans may not be a good idea. There is a huge possibility that further lockdowns might take place and unemployment (whether permanent or temporary) or reduced income will continue to rise in the next few months.
What can we do about it?
If you are currently employed and still continue to have a source of income right now, first you need to do is stop borrowing. If you have some outstanding credit card debts, prioritize paying them off as well. It will help you save money since it means that you don't have to pay more interest (which is just money down the drain)
Don't you think it is better to keep or hold on to my money?
Though having cash on hand is good especially during emergencies, paying off your credit card debts will give you peace of mind. Remember that when the unexpected comes (like unemployment or loss of income), it won't be an excuse to miss out on your obligations. You will continue to incur more penalties and charges which just makes the situation worse.
Instead, you can use your credit card as a lifeline during emergencies.
I am not really sure if I have to capacity to pay it in full. I have limited resources.
If you have limited resources, it is best to come up with a plan on how you can pay your credit card debts. Find out how much is your income and how much funds you can allocate for payments. Compute what portion of your actual payments go to the interest and the principal. If you are not sure how to do it, you can use a free credit card payment calculator. It will also give you insights into how monthly payments are left if you are just paying the minimum or a certain amount.
Once you have this information about your payment capacity, you can contact your bank and ask for a payment arrangement. Usually, they can offer lower interest rates or lower minimum payments. All you need to do is ask.
I am already in trouble and have missed some payments.
According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, amnesty and relief programs are available to help delinquent cardholders pay off their outstanding payments and restructure their credit card debt.
Thus, do not lose hope when you are in this situation. If you have already incurred some late fees and penalties, don't be scared to reach out to your bank. Instead, let them know your situation and the hardships that you are facing. Many companies are able to waive or refund fees to help their clients during this time of need.
Saturday, April 24, 2021
It was an ordinary Wednesday night and I have a new book in the mail. Being the typical me, I excitedly opened the package to check. I planned to just browse through the pages quickly however, I really had no intention to read that night as I was so busy with tasks.
Little did I know I couldn't put down the book and finished reading it in one sitting.
Woman of Faith is not your typical inspirational book but rather it is a genuine testimony of a strong and faithful woman who went through a lot of challenges and hardships, how she and her family were able to hold on to their faith to withstand all the trials and enjoy the blessings they have received today.
One thing that is unique about this book is that it has a lot of bible verses. The author responded to their life's trials with prayer and unwavering faith. She generously shared her favorite bible verses and how God's words have given them strength all throughout the years.
What I love about the book? It is such an easy read as if you are just talking to a friend. Her story is not something that is too good to be true but rather it is something genuine. Many of the author's life experiences are relatable one way or another. As a reader, you will laugh and cry as you read.
Through this book, Author Karen Agreda - Cabunilas shared the gift of hope to the world. The book also celebrates family, friendship, love, and God's miracles -- everything that makes life worth living for.
Thus, if you are someone who’s going through a difficult time right now, this book is for you.
If you are someone who has big dreams but thinks that it is impossible, this book is for you.
About the Author
Karen Agreda - Cabunilas is a woman who strived hard to achieve her dreams. She started from scratch and all she had in hand was her faith. From being an online seller, she is now the owner and CEO of her own company, JKAR Realty, and Consultancy. Her husband, on the other hand, owns and manages his growing construction company and handles several branches of their hardware supplies store. To date, they own several businesses and properties that they did not even imagine having. From nothing, they are now enjoying all their answered prayers with faith in their hearts.
Through this book, the author wants to share what our faith can do.
She is also the author behind the blog, Karenspirations.------------------------------------
Title: Woman of Faith
Author: Karen Agreda-Cabunilas
Publisher: Central Book Supply, Inc.
No. of Pages: 119
Size: 6 x 9 inches
You may order your copy through Central Books
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
- Inform the cashier you would like to pay via ShopeePay
- Go to your ShopeePay wallet action bar and tap “Scan.”
- Click QR / Barcode
- Enter your 6-digit ShopeePay PIN
- Present generated QR code to cashier for scanning
- You will receive a confirmation of your payment
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Everyone dreams of having their own home. One place that you can call your own where you can settle down and build a family. It does not need to be huge. As long as it's decent and comfortable, it is already something you can be proud and happy to have.
Unfortunately, no matter how simple this dream is. Many are still unable to afford to buy their dream home. Ordinary workers who are having a hard time making ends meet feel that this dream is quite remote and impossible.
Luckily, today this is no longer true. Lumina, the affordable housing segment of Vista Land and Lifescapes, Inc. and the top real estate developer in the Philippines is offering friendly-priced yet quality housing. Making every Filipino's dream of owning their dream home a reality with their continuous development projects all over the country.
If you are from Bacolod, Lumina Homes adds more delight to the City of Smiles as it builds its newest community on the eastern part of Bacolod City.
Lumina Homes started to recognize Bacolod’s booming potential in 2016 when it opened its first community with affordable house and lot in the city through Lumina Bacolod. It is located in Brgy. Vista Alegre, with 35-hectare development land, offered around 4,000 house and lot that were all officially sold out in just two years.
This year, Lumina Homes plan to develop another community with offers of affordable house and lot through their 45-hectare acquired land in the east of Bacolod City. This site is just a drive away from Bantug Lake Ranch, a recreational development that houses scenic waterfront and various leisure activities. You can enjoy adventures like horseback riding, boating, and fishing in just a quick drive. The proposed project is also just a couple of minutes away from other fun and enjoying places like Campuestuhan Highland Resort, Guerrero Farm and Nature Park, Melba’s Farm Guest House, and other popular commercial and business facilities.
It is also remarkably convenient and accessible as the main roads have ongoing road-widening projects that will make the site closer to the New Government Center and the New Silay-Bacolod International Airport.
Lumina Homes' latest offering in Bacolod City, like
its signature developments will feature affordable residential units and
amenities such as shuttle service, mini gardens, parks, and playground, covered
multi-purpose hall, and provision for commercial area.
Now, here's the best part! You can now
Now, here's the best part! You can nowreserve your slots through Lumina Homes Mega Deal of the Month Paynagaaan Extended DP Promo.
Avail of a house and lot from Lumina Homes in
Bacolod East for as low as Php 6,799 per month for 36 months for its Single
Firewall home model. This is from its previous price of P10,198/month in 24
You can also avail of their Rowhouse models as low as Php 5,219 per month for 36 months from 7,829/mo in 24 months before this promo began.
Aside from the extended downpayment promo, any home model can be availed by using a Pag-IBIG housing loan, instead of a bank loan as the only financing option. Other promos are:
- 50% Off on Reservation Fees
- Free Water Application Fee
- Free Electricity Application Fee
- Free HOA Membership Fee
Achieve your #BahayGoals and get a chance to win a pocket WiFi through Lumina's 'The Winner Techs it All Raffle Promo' when you reserve your own 2-storey Lumina house and lot from April 1 to June 30, 2021!
Most of us are living in a digital world ever since the start of this pandemic. We will always look for fast and dependable internet access, especially that being "connected" is necessary nowadays. Internet is like the bread and butter for people doing Work From Home setup and simply because most people are encouraged to stay at home for safety.
Here are the mechanics of The Winner 'Techs' It All Raffle Promo (Homebuyers Category)
1. Homebuyers should reserve 2-storey house and lot for sale in any of these participating Lumina Homes project locations:
- Concepcion, Tarlac
- Cauayan, Isabela
- Pilar, Bataan
- Sariaya, Quezon
- San Pascual, Batangas
- Camarines Norte
- Bacolod East
2. The reservation of the chosen house and lot should be made using Lumina Homes
3. The homebuyer should also subscribe to the Lumina Newsletter and the email address for the subscription should match the one used during the online reservation.
4. Promo runs from April 1 to June 30, 2021.
- Open your browser and go to www.lumina.com.ph.
- Scroll down, and you will see the Lumina Logo with "Subscribe to the Newsletter" on the left side corner at the bottom of the page.
- Click the line, enter the email address you used during your house and lot reservation through Lumina Homes Online, and click send.
And that's it! You are now registered to have an entry for The Winner TECHS It All Digital Raffle Promo. There will be ten winners nationwide of brand new broadband or pocket WiFi.
Monday, April 12, 2021
This is not a sponsored post.
Thus, this is one of the top considerations you should have when choosing a webcam. Luckily, we found the C922 Pro HD Webcam from Logitech. You can watch the full video review here.
- The cam has built-in microphones on both ends.
- It has 6 feet or 1.8 meters long cable with a male USB connector.
- The webcam itself is plug-and-play. You do not need to install a driver to make it work.
- To maximize the full potential of this webcam, it comes with a free application called Logitech Capture.
- The image and video quality of this equipment is terrific.
- The backlight return is very good and can be maximized depending on the lighting.
- The Logitech Capture allows the user to have Full HD on a 24, 25, or 30 frames per second for a better video quality.
- If you are on the go and no time to put on your makeup, just set your C922 Pro to 720p on 60 FPS, and you will look flawless on screen.
- Lastly, the autofocus works perfectly and keeps your video clear even if you move closer or far from the camera.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Isn't it neat?
Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?
Wouldn't you think I'm the girl
The girl who has everything?
I've got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty
I've got whozits and whatzits galore
You want thingamabobs?
I've got twenty!
But who cares?
No big deal
I want more
I wanna see, wanna see 'em dancin'
Walking around on those, what do you call 'em?
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