Saturday, February 27, 2010

This is actually my second parcel being held by Customs at Pasig Central Post Office. Remember my autographed copy of "A Puppy, Not A Guppy"?
Yes, that's the first one.

Just got this registry notice last Monday. See the stamped date? I was not at home during weekends so that's the reason for outdated late post.

As I have posted before, I was chosen as oDesk Buzz T-shirt Winner for January. So I believe that my precious shirt would be on that package! Oh, I love oDesk more!

That's it for today! I'm a little busy with my oDesk jobs. Haha. I want to seal the deal for a $120-rewrite. Wish me luck!

Friday, February 26, 2010

My blog got approved, so what's next? I really have no idea even after checking their HELP page. So if anything would like to share some tips and tricks, that would be much appreciated.

All I know is that it's Pay-Per-Post's sister company under IZEA Network/Social Media Marketing. I'm more familiar with PPP so I am really having a hard time with SocialSpark.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Here's my first payment from BlogToProfit:

This is for two blog posts on my SWORD - another review site. Thanks to Sam for letting me know about this online opportunity!

If you wish to sign up with BTP, read the rules and FAQs first.

Sign up here and hope you can enter my email address liezl_7m5(AT)yahoo(DOT)com on the referrer's email field.

Happy earning!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

People are so busy nowadays and I'm not an exception. Just when I thought I should just thank Bambie for the blogger award and simply tag her in a different way, Czaroma gave me the same award so I decided to post it here. It's not just returning the favor, along with this award is my deepest gratitude to everyone who dropped by to post their comments or just passed by to say "Hi".

The Rules:

1. Thank & link the person that gave you the award.

2. Pass this award onto 15 bloggers you’ve recently discovered and think are fantastic.

3. Contact the said bloggers and let them know about it.

4. State 7 things about yourself.

So here are the 15 fabulous bloggers I'd like to tag:

01. Liezl (Tey)
02. Travelin' With Marie
03. Anna
04. Cacai
05. Cathara
06. Celine: Big Love
07. Chel in USA
08. Finkalixious
09. HnH Pages
10. Pumpkienpie
11. Mizhelle: Life Can't Wait
12. Rachel: Pointers in Life
13. Ria Adria
14. Rose: About Life
15. Sterndal

And SEVEN things about me:

1. I prefer tulips over roses.

2. I am addicted to anime.

3. I can't sing our national anthem "Lupang Hinirang" on my own. I mixed up the lyrics.

4. I am good at scrap-booking.

5. I have a LOVE journal. ^_^

6. My boyfriend and I are enjoying our 2 years and 5-month & ongoing relationship.

7. I am a nail art fanatic!

Check out 25 Random Things About Me to make it 32! ^_^

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I've been inactive at Review Stream due to overwhelming opportunities at oDesk. But when I checked out my account, I just found that I'm few dollars away from my next payout:

Justify FullNote: Click the image to ENLARGE

Good! No need to send an email for a payment request, too! All you have to do is click on PAYMENT REQUEST once you are eligible to withdraw funds.

With RS, earning is so easy. Share your thoughts about a service or a product and you're good to go. For sure you are already aware that the current rate is $2.50 per review.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Here comes Jena Isle! Remember my post about "One Happy Blogger, Who's Next?"? So, yes, she's next! Haha. Oh come one, don't take it literally. I know there are lots of earners here from oDesk but I just want to feature her own share of successful story.

Note: Click the image to ENLARGE or visit here to read the entire article.

Hopefully more success stories to come! Make your dream come true. Start with oDesk!

And once you've SIGNed UP, check out my oDesk Tips and Tricks (V1 and V2) and be a happy learner and earner!

Sometimes, doing a manual comparison is difficult especially if it includes a lot of numbers, much more with different factors to consider. For insurance new coverage, it would be helpful if you will check the online insurance packages available including the rates and quotes.

Finding the best new auto insurance quote would be possible through the use of online software. You can also save time, money and effort by utilizing the proper resources.

As for quotes new life insurance, there are also cheaper rates available. Follow the pointers from the experts and for sure you will never go wrong.

Having an insurance is like having a guarantee to anything that you have. It may be your house, your car, your business or even your life. Availing cheap auto insurance becomes easier if you have online contacts or connection with friends who can help you with the matter. Searching for cheap insurance quotes can be easy and free. All you have to do is make use of your available resources and focus on trusted companies and names when it comes to car auto insurance.

The good thing about these instant auto insurance quotes is that they don't compromise the cash worth. Instant online quotes remain reliable so all the needed details can be provided to the researcher. Auto insurance can help you lift some financial responsibility in some way. Along with the car purchase, opting for its insurance can provide more benefits. It is also more of taking care of your properties, rather, your investment.

With your cars being insured, you don't have to worry about the bills and headaches it could give you during accidents or eventual wrecking. It is also a great start for young drivers so that they can keep the confidence they have when driving. Teens and adult alike can make the most out of cheap auto insurance.

Valentine is over but it's not too late to turn your dream car into reality. Something red? Sure! A sport car? Something unique and stunning? Whatever it is, make sure that you also think about your auto insurance quotes for it can make a great difference on your lifestyle and finances.

Auto quotes for insurance ensures fast online transaction and instant quotes from credible companies. You can start comparing quotes auto insurance to find the best deal. It is easy to find the car you want, and this time finding an insurance for your car becomes easier!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Yahoo! I won again! I received the good news through email from Jacqui Pittenger of oDesk last February 5, 2010.

Hello Liz,

You were selected as a "Buzz" T-shirt winner for the month of January. Below you will find your coupon codes for claiming your free oDesk T-shirt. There are two codes - one for the T-shirt itself (up to $16.00), and one for shipping (up to $25 for international orders).

It took me long to post this because I was not able to claim my order due to billing errors. Luckily, they gave me new codes for discount coupons. With oDesk, one can never go wrong! Ever! Nice people and great earnings!

You can find the available shirts below. I ordered the second one. Nice print! If you want to place your orders, visit oDesk store now... Or, start earning at oDesk and post testimonials on you blog. Who knows, you can be the next lucky winner!

Thank you and more power to oDesk!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine!

The Colayco Foundation for Education Inc. would like to invite you to attend the live Pisobilities, "A Seminar on Personal Finance" for only Php200.00 on February 20,2010. For reservation please call 637-3731/637-3741 /635-3245 or email

I have attended one of their sessions and I really learned a lot from it. Check my previous posts about Personal Finance Management for a quick refresher course.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Finally, it has arrived! Rather, I was able to claim it. Holly, if you're reading this, it's not your fault nor mine. Haha. The shipping address is correct, only our Customs held it up on their office. I don't know why, there's nothing suspicious about the package, right? I even paid a certain amount of fee. I have the official receipt so at least I know it's legal and taxed. Alright, I'm just leaving it to them, whatever SOP they've got there I'm still happy and thankful that I've got my prize!

Their autograph make this book more sentimental. Thanks to Holly Jahangiri and Ryan Shaw!

I was able to finish the book in one sitting. Not only because it's short but because it's interesting that you'd rather finish it once you have started than shove the book and continue the next day.

So, what can I say?

It was my first time to read Holly Jahangiri's work and being a kid at heart, I was able to appreciate it. Nice. I am actually planning to bring the book with me when I visit Batangas so that my siblings can read it, too! I'll take a photo of it and my youngest sister. Haha!

This is not the official review of that book. I will post it on my other review site (SWORD). I'm just sharing my excitement to everyone.

Though the book is intended for children, grown ups can also learn from it. I don't know what a guppy is until I've read it. Eh? Right! Because I'm more familiar with gold fish. All through out, I think Irma will get a puppy. Haha. You really have to read the book to find out what happened. There's something more than just the title.

Thanks Holly! From now on, I will officially review all books, movies, and products that will be recommended and given to me. :)


As promised, here's a snapshot of my youngest sister reading the book:

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Oh well, a round of applause for Mary N.! Not only for bagging the two major awards from BHO but also for being a successful oDesker. And hey, I really appreciate the credits she had given me:

First of all, it makes me feel great to be able to help other people especially when it comes to extra earning. I'm happier when someone is happy because of me! Haha.

So, what does it take to be a successful at oDesk? Interest, determination, patience and all positive virtues you can think of.

I have posted my personal ODESK tips before but I wish to add more. Probably few reminders to encourage more freelancers.

1. Have a sample article ready. You can showcase your talent by directing the clients to your decent blogs or portfolio. (Note: Having a great blog is like hitting two birds in one stone. Instant traffic from the client, and a grand presentation for him or her to get your dream job.)

2. Never ignore the instructions on the job posted. If the client wants you to type in the secret code, make sure you do it. It's a matter of test. If you can not follow simple instructions, what more on bigger writing responsibilities.

3. Subscribe to oDesk job alerts so that you'll be updated with the current job postings. To make it simpler, while you are browsing for the jobs you may MODIFY Search in different criteria then click SAVE SEARCH. You will get your daily job alerts.

If you wish to earn more and have what it takes to be an ODESKer, SIGN UP now and I can be your guiding star. *wink*

Saturday, February 06, 2010

I started my contest last December 1, 2009 so I tracked my blog traffic from that date.

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Let's take a closer look on the starting point. (Contest Officially Begins)

The sudden rise of traffic during the first few days is very evident and it was still sustained by the succeeding days until mid-December.

And for the whole month of December, the number of visitors is still fluctuating. Now let's check what happened last January up to this point:

Obviously, there's a sudden surge of traffic on the date that I announced the winners. (Hmmm. What an idea, let me give a specific date of a certain event then change it later on to a new date. Haha. Bad, it will sacrifice my credibility.)

If you've noticed, for the past few days I haven't published anything unlike before that there is a daily post. Been busy with other stuff (personal and work-related) and other online earning quests.

So what to expect from BHO? First, updates about my trusted earning sites. Next, review of my newly discovered earning sites. Then the usual sharing of tips and tricks. Stay tuned and thanks for the usual support!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

It's not too late to share. Yes, you can find this information on the internet but I got mine from the email dated October 26, 2009.

1. Paradise Island Caretaker

Ben Southall, 34, of Petersfield, beat out nearly 35,000 applicants from around the world for the dream assignment to swim, explore and relax on Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef , while writing a blog to promote the area. He was selected for the $111,000 gig - a six-month contract to serve as caretaker of a tropical Australian island. He now has to live rent-free in a three-bedroom villa, complete with pool.

Before getting the job he had to spend four days on the island for an extended interview process, which required applicants to snorkel through crystalline waters, gorge themselves at a beachside barbecue and relax at a spa. He also had to demonstrate his blogging abilities, take swimming tests and sit through in-person interviews.

2. Luxury Bed Tester

A student from Birmingham City University has landed her dream job...literally! Sleeping on the job and having a lie-in will no longer be a problem for a girl, who has been selected to test out luxury beds for a month and get paid for it.

Roisin Madigan, 22, is earning £1,000 to sleep in designer beds every day for a month. The student is helping with a "sleep survey" carried out by luxury bed specialists Simon Horn Ltd. The company sells luxury Savoir Beds, originally made for the Savoy Hotel. General manager Craig Roylance said Roisin will not only provide an objective view of the beds on sale, but will also be part of a look into what brings a good night's sleep. She will spend 10am to 6pm in beds in the company's showroom in Edgbaston, and then will blog about her experiences.

3. Resort Waterslide Tester

Surely the envy of any desk-bound office worker, Tommy Lynch has travelled over 27,000 miles this year for his job, testing holiday resort waterslides. Mr Lynch, 29, works for holiday giant First Choice, checking the height, speed, water quantity and landing of the flumes, as well as all safety aspects. In 2008 Mr Lynch tested waterslides at holiday villages in Lanzarote, Majorca , Egypt , Turkey , Costa Del Sol , Cyprus , Algarve , Dominican Republic and Mexico . This year he will quality control First Choice's new splash resorts in Greece , Turkey , Florida , Jamaica and Ibiza .

Liverpool-born Mr Lynch, whose job title is lifestyle product development manager, was recruited to identify the very best pools to be featured in First Choice's new Splash Resort collection. He also ensures potential new resorts are up to the company's standard.

4. Professional Prostitute Tester

Jaime Rascone is no different than the rest of us in that the erstwhile DJ needs to grab the occasional odd job to make ends meet. But the Chilean lothario has beat all of us by holding the type of fantasy job that just sounds too good to be true: Quality Control in a brothel.
Rascone, an occasional male model and DJ, first happened upon Fiorella Companions in Santiago , Chile while working on a story about the country's sexual revolution. He was offered the gig by Madam Fiorella, who needed somebody to provide that final “interview” in her hiring process. It goes like this: girls who are interested in working as VIP escorts for Fiorella have to undergo interviews, psychological testing, and a photo session. The applicants are whittled down to a final six, who are then fucked one after the other in a single day by Jaime. He takes diligent notes on, say, how they moved their hips and whether their groans were adequate, and makes recommendations to the madam. There is even paperwork involved. The strain of the job is actually such that he can only do it once a month, testing around seventy girls or so a year.

5. Wine Tester and Blogger

Imagine moving to the heart of Sonoma County , where every day you'll come home to more than 450 wineries along the beautiful northern coast of California . Picture living rent free, learning the intricacies of making the perfect wine, and capturing and sharing the entire experience for your network of Twitter followers. Now imagine getting paid $10,000 a month to do it. Listening? Hardy Wallace of Atlanta, the first person to submit his application, was the winner for the position at Murphy-Goode Winery— a $10,000 p/mo for six months, rent-free job updating Twitter and Facebook with his winery lifestream. The interview process was simple: submit a YouTube video explaining why you would be good for the job and wait to see what happens.

6. Candy Taster

Another one of the world's best job has gone to schoolboy Harry Willsher, 12, chief taster in a sweet factory. Harry's job is to test top secret recipes. He got the job after winning a contest at Swizzell's Matlow to find a recruit. According to him, after his first tour at his new job, he felt like having tepped into the book Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. He wowed judges by describing the flavor and smell of his favourite sweet, the Drumstick lolly. The Derby firm, which also makes Love Hearts, Rainbow Drops and Parma Violets, has now given the youngster chief taster overalls and business cards. As well as sampling the sweets, he will also monitor their development at the company's factory in New Mills, Derbyshire. I don't know if it's the best job, but it's definitely the sweetest.

7. Condom Tester

An Australian manufacturer called for applications for what it claims could be the world's best job - condom tester. Durex marketing manager Sam White was hiring Australians over the age of 18 who could apply for one of 200 positions as a condom tester. Unfortunately the position is not paid, but successful applicants would receive a free $60 selection of Durex products and will be required to provide the company with honest feedback about the products' performance. One of the lucky 200 testers would win a $1000 bonus. Maybe the bonus is not that great, but one thing's for sure - it's a job where employees won't mind taking their work home and burning the midnight oil. We are sorry to inform you applications are closed.

8. World of Warcraft Tester

Do you Play World of Warcraft? And if so, do you play well? Can you farm 200 gold an hour and hit level 80 in under 2 weeks? If the answer is yes, you can apply for the job that about 12 million players only dream about, as a Wow game tester! There are in fact several Blizzard jobs posted on their website. The Blizzard employment database has dozens of mmorpg jobs available, mostly WoW employment opportunities. They are currently hiring for several game tester positions for World of Warcraft, under the QA department. They are in particular looking for foreign language testers, so if you speak any other language besides English, don't hesitate to apply to start your Blizzard career. And, yeah, you will be required to play at least four hours a day.

9. Director of Fun at a Museum (age 6)

A six-year-old boy who wanted to become the director of York 's National Railway Museum landed himself a job - as the director of fun. The ambitious youngster got a plum role at the National Railway Museum after applying to replace retiring boss Andrew Scott. Sam Pointon sent a handwritten letter headed "Application for director" asking for an interview at the centre, in York . The letter listed his credentials for the role, including his expertise on his train set. "I am only six but I think I can do this job," wrote Sam. "I have an electrick (sic) train track. I am good on my train track. I can control two trains at once." Staff was so impressed they appointed Sam an honorary "Director of Fun" and his job will be to bosses how he thinks they can ensure the museum is the most fun place for kids to spend a day out.

Ok, maybe this isn't the best job in the world for an adult, but it certainly rocks the world of a 6 year old.

10. Bike Rider-photographer for Google Maps

Google (GOOG) has hired two lucky young men to ride around France on dopey looking tricycles snapping up photos of historical sites that are inaccessible by car. This three-wheeler is a sight with its long pole holding nine cameras, a GPS, a computer and a generator. But the contraption tooling around the French capital needs all that gear to do its job – adding three-dimensional images to Google's Street View Maps.

The riders, wearing Google tee-shirts and white helmets, are visiting well-known sites such as the Chateau de Versailles, west of Paris, the Jardin du Luxembourg on the city's Left Bank or Les Halles, in the busy centre of the French capital.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Jena Isle's Random Thoughts is all about love, education, health, writing, and life.

Okay, I'm saving the best for last. It all started with "A Puppy, Not A Guppy" Book Tour. I joined the back-to-back contests of these two sites: Jena Isle's Random Thoughts and Holly Jahangiri's Books and then I won on both! Great! From then on, I was able to establish good relationship with these two authors.

Jena (as I always refer her) is a great mom and I can see it on the way she writes her posts. For me, the most remarkable thing about her is her latest publication - "Inspirational Stories of Bloggers All Over the World" that I was able to grab by the end of 2009. I haven't finished reading the book yet, but by simply browsing I was able to pick up some important notes and thoughts to ponder.

Her random thoughts exudes her inner personality and I like the way she expresses herself. I look and speak highly of her especially after reading her own story on the inspirational anthology. She reminds me about a lot of things and I'm so glad that our paths crossed.

She has touched so many lives and that includes me. Visit her informative blog and for sure you'll be one of her loyal readers!

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