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Mt. Timbak - Scaling the third-highest Peak in Luzon

Scaling Mount Timbak was really such a great experience! Meeting with new folks, be inspired by the locals, sharing insights and laughing over silly jokes with the Conqueror Outdoor Club it was indeed a meaningful and fun experience that I will treasure forever.

Cagbalete Island Experience - Php 1,200 Cheapest Budget Ever!

Glad our CAGBALETE ISLAND Trip was a success. Thanks to Ms. Tess of Villa Cleofas who answered all of my inquiries and to Josiah Sicad of Lakas Trip. I'm glad that I stumbled upon his blog for this made our journey possible in the cheapest way.

Calaguas Island - Beach Bum's Paradise

What I love in Calaguas Island is its shimmering grains of powder-white sand and its awesome turquoise waters. No doubt, these make me want to go back again!

Dare to Climb a Mountain?

We face a lot of challenges everyday of our lives. Some are easy to handle while some may seem too much for us to take. And as I gradually became fond of climbing lately I realized that Life is.. Life is also a mountain to climb!

From Religiosity to Relationship

I was very sincere in seeking God. But I also saw the reality that my religiosity in church did not carry over to my life at home. I got angry at my nieces and pinched them whenever they touched my things, gave my mom, my ate, a weeks/ or month of silent treatment in rebellion to their strictness, spent hours devouring novels and giving way to my imaginations. I was selfish and self-centered.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Lenddo launches a Facebook game to educate filipinos about trusted communities

Lenddo is the world's first online community that empowers members to use their online social networks to prove trustworthiness and access financial services. They recently launched a fun Facebook game to promote the awareness of how important trusted communities are and make people think about these connections.

Lenddo’s Friend-O-Meter asks players to rank their friends trustworthiness against a range of simple questions, such as “Who would you trust most to look after your pet whilst you go on vacation”.

For each question that someone votes on, the player is entered into a Raffle where they can win a Grand prizes of a MacBook Air, a 32-inch LCD TV and a digital camera and weekly prizes of iPod Shuffles.

According to Lenddo co-founder and CEO for Asia Pacific, Richard Eldridge,
 “We are trying to find new fun and engaging ways to educate Filipino’s about the importance of Creditworthiness. In the past, it was done face to face in the local barangays but now so many people are online, their online family, friends and co-workers are acting in the same way”
 Erika Aquino, community development director of Lenddo explains,
“Since we started in 2011, tens of thousands of Filipinos have vouched for their family and friends on lenddo.com.ph and allowed them access to life improving loans. We feel it is critical that all Filipinos understand how important these relationships can be for their future.”
Lenddo currently providing loans to members in Colombia and the Philippines. 

About Lenddo

Lenddo's is a little different from traditional credit provider, They're the world’s first online platform that empowers the emerging middle class to use their online social connections to build their creditworthiness and access local financial services.

What's cool about it is that Lenddo’s community members can use their reputation on social networks such as Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter to obtain life improving loans, to use for education to healthcare to home improvement. Basically, Lenddo issues loan for life improvement purposes only. They can also process loan in 1 business day if all requirements are met. 

Watch this video to learn more about Lenddo or visit their page at www.facebook.com/Lenddo.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Scrap your heart out!

Hellooooooo!  Happy Sunday to all! Its been  while :) So what have I been up to? Well, in a nutshell been attending several blogger events. *thankful* And yesterday was one of those fun-filled events I have ever attended. (Thanks to All About Scrapbooking and Jeman of Orange magazine for the exclusive invites).

I never thought scrapbooking would be SO MUCH FUN and EXCITING! Well, I know that it is a fun hobby but for me, it also requires a lot of time and effort to create a quality one that is why it never became "my thing".

Hence, yesterday is different. Wow! I never thought I could (almost ^^) finish this entire scrapbook. Complicated much! Whew! (Thanks to my buddy, scrapbooking is fun with him *blush*).
It should look like the pic above ^^
I guess the secret is, it should be heartfelt. Just like blogging, you'll just have to enjoy what your doing :). Don't feel intimidated by others stunning layouts and design, just focus on your artwork and scrap your heart out! And remember, there is no such thing as "wrong move" in scrapbook. You'll just have to enjoy. :)

Here's some basic scrapbooking techniques I've learned from the event:

1. Cropping/ or trimming of unnecessary elements so that they look better or the photo only focuses on the most important part of the scene.

Can you guess how many images has been cropped? :D

2. Matting refers to putting a border around the photo, similar to a picture frame. This is usually done with paper, or matting materials. You can also use different types of scissors to cut your mats to make more designs.
Hallmark Mini Photo Frames
We've used two different designs of matte paper here. You can buy this mini photo frames at any Hallmark store.

3. Journaling. For me, journaling and scrapbooking works hand in hand. Write something down behind those pictures because without the stories, scrapbooking becomes, to me, just a cut-and-paste paper-art hobby.

If having some problem in writing stories, just remember the 5Ws. This stands for Who, What, When, Where, Why and How. Once you've figured out the 5Ws and H, begin to write brief sentences around each element. This techniques helps you break down your story into parts and ensures you don't miss the important details.

So that's it! I hope you've learn something :p  Indeed, "Scrapbooking is 'A Work Of Heart". Now, I somehow understand my 'scrapper friend' who's really a fan of this. Memories are so precious to us all and Scrapbooking is more than a way to secure family memories and photos -- it's an Art of preserving treasures. It is so much fun and you are creating something of value for future generation. :)

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Scrappin' Mania Raffle Promo

PRESS RELEASE: Get set for an awesome year ahead as All About Scrapbooking brings you the “Scrappin' Mania” raffle promo!

From July 1 to September 15, every P200 single-receipt purchase of All About Scrapbooking products entitles you to a raffle coupon. Customers must fill out the coupon upon presentation of the receipt and drop them at designated dropboxes located at National Book Store branches and other participating stores nationwide.

Lucky winners get a chance to win a brand new Apple iPad 16GB or a fabulous Scrappin' Mania showcase inclusive of HP Mini Laptop, Canon Selphy photo printer, a Canon Powershot A3400 digital camera, plus other crafting and scrapbooking tools and materials.

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to your nearest book store or supplies shop and join the Scrappin' Mania raffle promo!
See posters at National Book Store branches and other participating stores for more details. Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 3451 Series of 2012.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Disney Art Attack Craze

PRESS RELEASE: Love those fun and colorful art supplies from your favorite TV show, Disney's Art Attack?  Now you can take them all home and transform your room into an artist's heaven. Disney Art Attack products are now available in your favorite supplies shop.  Plus, you have front row access to the DISNEY ART ATTACK CRAZE event on July 14 at Robinsons Galleria Atrium.

Join the fun art fair and learn various Disney Art Attack projects:
  • Popsicle Sticks Galore (kits at P150)
  • Altered Paper Bags (kits at P200) and 
  • D-I-Y Study Corner (kits at P200).  
 Purchase any of these kits and enjoy a free hands-on workshop, free picture taking and printing during the event and a VIP pass to pocket activities like coloring, clay molding and drawing activities!

For art enthusiasts who have P100 single-receipt purchase of Art Attack products from June 22 to July 14, 2012 at National Book Store branches inside Robinsons Malls in Metro Manila, you have a free pass to Art Attack pocket activities, too!

Disney Art Attack Craze mini-events are open to all.  Enjoy an amazing puppet show at 2:00PM, story telling session at 3:00PM and an exclusive Art Attack “How-To” talk at 5:00PM)for free! So you know what to do on July 14 – attack!  The fun fair starts at 10 AM.

Disney Art Attack Craze is brought to you by Filstar Distributors Corp, Robinsons Galleria, National Book Store and Bic Writing Instruments.  Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 5396 Series of 2012
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