Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Last Day of the Year 2008

I was away from home for these last 10 days, enjoying the mild weather of California, and soaking in the sun as much as I can with my family.

Though I have scheduled for my posts to publish, I could not get to them while at different houses every day to check for comments, (not that I have many); therefore, I am working on catching up for today!

Christmas came and went by so fast! Another year is about to end, so I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your support, encouraging, and visiting my blog.


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas


Best wishes to everyone, and have happy spirit!



Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Stop Your Whining and Start Working

I am a long time reader/writer at Triond, Associated Content, Helium, Constant Content, and many other websites. I read a variety of articles, poems, viewing pictures and also videos. I have not come across a website that has so many whiners as Triond has!


Thursday, December 18, 2008

If You Are a Writer, Are You Also a Con-Artist?

What is a con-artist? Upon looking for synonyms of the word, this is what it means: fraud, pretender, fake, impostor, counterfeit, swindler, and quack!

After my article “How to Drive More Traffic to Your Article” was published, a Triond user sent a message to my inbox calling me “an excellent con-artist!” At first, it upsets me, so I contacted Nelson Doyle, a writer with an expertise on marketing issues, and with his advice, I took that assault in a new way.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Take Care of Your Back When Travel

Whether you travel for business or pleasure, long hours of sitting in the car, bus, train, or plane can make you feel tired, stiff, and sore. Back pain is the most common complain because of prolonged sitting. Below are some tips to remember when travel.

In the Car


Thursday, December 11, 2008

We Are All Fascinating People

Barbara Walter usually hosts the 10 most fascinating people as the year coming to an end, and these people are the rich, the famous, and the high-power! Now, ask these questions:

  • Why are they fascinating?
  • If they are not rich, famous, run in political champagne, would they be fascinating?
  • Would we know who they are?
  • What is so fascinating about them?
  • How is it fascinating?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Download Life Balance eBook

A month ago, Stacey at Create a Balance, hosted a group writing project on How to Practice the Art of Life Balance, and I'm glad to be among more than 30 other bloggers that participated in this effort.



If you are interested in finding a balance for your life, you can download this eBook for free. My post "Reach for Life Balance" won the Getting Your Groove Back eBook prize. Imaging my surprise, and feelings of honored!

As mention earlier, there were more than 30 writers participating in this project. Each one has his or her own way to incorporate balance into their lives; therefore, you will definitely learn some new things from their perspective.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Movie to Watch: Cinderella Man

My oldest son introduced me to this movie last year, and I have since watched it three more times. It is a beautiful story, and is also fitting now with our economy as we are in a recession!

Without revealing too much, this story is about a family trying to go through the hardest time in their life. They try to hold their family together, and keep the children fed!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Why oh Why?


This is what my inbox from my accounts look like every day:
  • Add me as friend
  • I have new content for you
  • How much do you make?
  • Help me out here, I'm new!
  • Read my articles and comment please!
  • Thumb this up and pass them to your friends
  • Here is my friend's link, review it and pass them on
  • Read my new book, I appreciate it

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Helping Your Digestive System Naturally

We all occasionally suffer from heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and stomach cramp or pain. Some people have a more severe problem than others. Do you know that The American Gastroenterological Association stated that nearly 30% of Americans have gastrointestinal illness a year?


I am a part of this 30%! I suffer terrible acid reflux, so much so that I can't consume any oranges, orange juice, coffee, soda, and a whole lot more! I dislike taking pills, so I find different alternatives to deal with this problem.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pay Attention to How You Surf the Web Can Actually Help


Upon paying closer attention to my habits when surfing the internet, I have some questions to ask below.
  • How long do you stay on a certain site?
  • Do you actually read the content? Or are you scanning it through?
  • What irritates you?
  • How do you feel when you first arrive on a web page?
  • What are your first impressions of the site?
  • Do you browse through the website if you like it?
  • Do you wait around for the page to load or you click on to a different one?
  • Do you prefer long post or short post?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Let's Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and many people are busy preparing for family gathering. Personally, I think it is one of best holidays to celebrate. It also has deeper meaning, less stress, and no pressure.

Thanksgiving is time for reflection, appreciation, and togetherness. The season comes with beautiful colors of nature, and abundance harvests. While we are anticipating for the Thanksgiving feast, there are many people who could not be with their families, and these people are our soldiers.

What We Can Do


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Dot Com vs. Blogspot

Before starting this blog, I read, and read, and read on everything about blogging. I found some very inspiring posts, followed their journey, and watched them achieved their dreams.


Hence, the force of "just do it" was behind my motivation! So what if I do it and fail? So what if I never see my dream soars? Those doubtful thoughts can't even hold me back from having my own blog.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Taking a Bite Out of a Bully

"Adult bullies target their victims in many of the same way children who bully do. While many people think that bullying only occurs amongst children, it can also happen in the workplace among adults."

The quote above is directly from Stop a Bully-Characteristics of Adult Bully Targets. It is what I have been experiencing these last two months, when my little boy and I became victims to a neighbor bully.


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wishful Thinking!

The first line in this video had a special meaning to me, because that was how I used to think. I didn't want to be a girl, female, or women as each stage reached my life.




Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Coping With High Energy Bills

It is getting harder to save money in today's economy. The cost of living is much higher nowadays, everyone is determined to cut down more in more areas of their lives now than ever before.

As a single parent I have to always look for ways to save money. My heat bill in the winter is astronomical, and to keep my energy bill under control, I apply these tips below.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Life Lessons to Remember

I found this article "Career Hub: 9 Career Lessons From Richard Branson" by Sital Ruparelia and feel inspired. The article is adapted from Sir Richard Branson's Screw It--Let's Do It - Lessons in Life.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Writing with a Pen Name or Real Name?

Many writers prefer to use their real names! After all, who would not like the glory of a successful journey crediting to one own authentic self?


Friday, October 17, 2008

Do You Want to Grow Old Gracefully?

Growing old is not a problem, but looking older than your age is! No one likes that, especially for women. We can fight this, not by using Botox, surgery, or face lift, but by natural ways.

Change Your Habits for Glowing Skin



Your bad habits have a lot to do with your look! Smoking, drinking, and over eating contribute to your skin elasticity. Sun bathing is also damaging to your health. You will find a few tips in this article to have a glowing skin.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Poverty Blogging Day United

Today is blog action day, where bloggers from around the world write a post on their sites and donate their earnings for the day to help end poverty. I'm participating in this event even though my blog earns no money, because I want to bring the words out to my friends and family.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

How I Work At Home Without Going Insane

I've been working at home for the past two years. I write. I babysit. I translate paperwork. I pay bills. I take care of my kids. I cook. I clean. I do the many things that others don't. I say this because I'm a single mom, which means I have double duties. That's all!

However, many people think that since I work at home, I have all the time in the world, and that I don't have anything to do. Remarks such as: "What do you do all day at home? Aren't you bored? Since you don't have to go to work, can you do this or can you do me a favor?" are all very familiar to me.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Reach for Life Balance

Stacey, at Create a Balance, called for a group writing project on Life Balance, which is a great idea, and has my head spinning these last few days.

Image Source

I have always tried to find ways to balance my life, whether it is work, home, or my own responsibilities. We all have so many roles to fill, from being a parent, a daughter/son, a sister/brother, a friend, to being an employee.

Each role we play has its own hiccups. We learn to weave out the good and the bad, and then some how try to find balance in order for us to be able to live with.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Movie to Watch: "Pay It Forward"

This movie is one of my all time favorite! Every since I saw it, I'm moved, with emotions, and with tears! Heck, it doesn't take much for me to be in tears. I even have tears when I watch Homeward Bound.


If the movie is based on emotions, I will be curling into a ball. Pay It Forward grabbed me in a different level. It teaches me to be kind, generous, and try to make the world a better place to live in, for everyone.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Where Are You at in Your Relationship?


I'm a failure in relationship-intimate relationship, to be more specific-and no, it is not self-doubt, or negative thought. I face it as it is! Honest! Truthful! Realistically!

After all, I've only experienced one relationship in my life, and that was with the X for over 20 years! Even now, I don't know how to label that relationship either. Was it love? Was it dependency? Was it really a relationship? What was it?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Long Post or Short Post?

So now that I have covered two topics: "Friends" and "Identity", I'd like to share what I think about the length of the post.


We all have preference in what we want to read, and how long we want to stick around on a certain page. Speaking from my personal view, I am very impatience in the "waiting" area, something that I should work on, really!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Boost Your Brain Power!

Recently, I feel like I've lost my mind. I can't remember anything. I'd like to put the blame on my chaotic life, and stress. However, that is just an easy way out. I need to take charge of my problem.

The problem began when I left my cellphone out in the rain, and there after, I left it at a restaurant. You must know that I am careful person. My habit is to look around the area before I leave. For some reasons though, this process lately skips me completely!

In search for help, I found this article: "Ignite Your Brain Power with the 20 Smartest Food on Earth" on ecosalon website.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Should We Have the Same Identity for All?

In my post last week, "To Add or Not to Add?" I mentioned the art of adding friends, (0r not), on social bookmarking sites. It is still a puzzle to me of why I should add a fan to my friend list, and why I shouldn't add.


Through live and learn I know what is best for me, and what I like to do on those sites. Now, I will only add friends if I see my friend are supportive to me, as I am to them! It is a two-way street, always! However, I will remove a friend if he/she keeps on sending pages to me, without even bothers to look at my page once!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Positive Energy: It Takes Time to Change

I often don't pay attention to how my inner self talks to me, and if I focus on this conversation, it mostly reveals itself as doubts, negative thoughts, or fear. It is a mirror of my life!

To get over self-doubts, and thoughts, I read "The Power of Positive Thinking" by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, lots of repeated practices, and tune in to what my mind is talking at all moment.

The Power of Positive Thinking: Truth or Myth?

This is an interest article, and discussed about the truth or myth of positive thinking. It is a great read for me to sort out my own belief. Personally, I prefer to think in an upbeat way rather than constant negative talk., whether it is true or not.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

To Add or Not to Add?

In an effort to understand how social bookmarking sites work, I read blogs after blogs, articles after articles, and I still don't have a clue! One person said this is good to do; while others advice against it.

I have questions upon questions, and can't seem to find the answers for them. One thing though, I find many great resources and beautiful pictures on StumbleUpon and Digg.




Thursday, September 11, 2008

Movie to Watch: "P.S. I Love You"


In my life time, I've always wanted a love affair that lasts to eternity, but haven't found it yet, and probably never will. However, I'm loved and I have love with people in my world. There are other types of love to fulfill that empty spot.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

When You Leave a Comment, Do You Know What It Means?

I am a freelance content contributor. I don't know if this qualifies me as a writer, since I haven't had a book published yet! Anyone can be a writer nowadays, so I have to say I'm a content contributor, which suits me better!


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hat off to Magicians

I've recently read "Realizing Your Are a Magician Can Create Magic in Your Life" on Pun Intended, and the "Wow" factor hit me, literally!

(Update-the post I've mentioned above is no longer there, and the site seemed to be abandoned :-(

What is so great about this post?

It is accurately described the many roles that each and everyone of us have, but not realizing it. We are mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, workers, daughters, sons, and many more.

Read the short post above, and be empowered by just that one sentence!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Meijer SuperMarket Pushes Customers to Use Self-Checkout Service

It was a mid afternoon Monday when I decided to take the boys to do grocery shopping. We spent time looking at things, and the boys even strolled down the toy aisles for a while.



Friday, August 29, 2008

Things To Do in Metro Detroit for Less Than Five Dollars

Living frugal is the name of the game in these day and age. Many people are forced to find alternative ways to stretch their hard earned money.

While parents are scrambled to save, the children still need an occasional treat to entertainment them.

Metro Park

If you have an annual sticker, you will get in for free. However, you can pay $7 dollars for the day and enjoy many free activities such as the Squirt Zone for the kids, Nature Trail, picnic area, swimming beach, play zone, watching the boats, and fishing.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Difference Between Men and Women Beach Volleyball

I catch both men and women beach volleyball games these last couple of days, and just puzzle over the differences in their attire! Well, being an old soul, my thoughts were why their clothing is so different?

What the women wear


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Awards

You Inspired Me Award

From Kelvin @ Window Lad

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April 13th, 2010

Happiness Award

From Loree at Stories and Scribbles

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August 25th, 2009

The French Oh La La Award


I Love Lucy Award



Shinade aka Jackie at The Painted Veil has passed this French and I Love Lucy awards to me, and I am so grateful to have met her through this blogosphere! Thank you Jackie!

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August 23rd, 2009

Your Blog is As Deer to Me as CupCakes



One Lovely Blog Award


Cherie at This Side of Town has generously given me these two awards above. Thank you Cherie!

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August 17th, 2009

The Human Award


This award is from Glynis at New Scribbles from Glynis Smy. Thank you so much Glynis!

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July 15th, 2009

We Are the World Tag


Daisy at In Love with Daisy has tagged me with this tag, and I'm thankful for all her kindness.

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July 14th, 2009

Best Blog Award


Daisy at In Love With Daisy has passed this award to me! She is a very generous blogging friend. Please visit her blog!

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A Lovely Blog Award


Daisy at In Love with Daisy has awarded me with this award, and I thank her for her friendship and support.

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June 19th, 2009

Honest Scrap Award


Receive from Annette at A Wisp of Creativity

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May 19th, 2009


A Lovely Blog



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May 19th, 2009

The Neno Award


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Triple Award: Sisterhood, Lemonade, and Best Friends

From Spectrum, Crocodile Soup for the Soul, Geri's World and Friend's Revolution




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What I Learn from Watching the Olympic

I am like the rest of America, cheering for my home teams in the Olympic 2008. Why not, right? I am patriotic to my country! I get mad when my players were cheated the gold medal, like in the case of the best gymnast-Nastia Liukin-when the scores were tie.


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