ss_blog_claim=6cd73fab0d1dd89407889b31eb885dd3 ss_blog_claim=6cd73fab0d1dd89407889b31eb885dd3 Blog Directory Things I Did Not Know Before: December 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Adding Your Other Blogs' Links/Updates

Yesterday I didn't do much visiting, dropping EC's nor writing any article at all on any of my blogs. Instead, I was re-shuffling my page settings, layouts, gadgets, HTML's on my 3 blogs, and trying to be genius in working out codes, blah blah blah...,, which obviously I DO NOT KNOW! However, I wasn't that convinced that I really don't know these things, its only a matter of a "trial and error" though. I had that "self-imposed attitude" - "I MUST LEARN MYSELF, IF OTHERS DO CAN WHY CAN'T I? You know what I mean?

This was mainly the reason why I have created this blog, to be able to share new things I have discovered or learned myself through experiences.

Until in some stage, I found a better way on how to show off my other blogs on my pages (you know which shows the latest updates), which for about two weeks now that I've added just the simple links of them! Didn't know it was as simple as the photo shown below, just by simply adding widget/gadget and click add BLOG LIST which shows below, and you can un-check some options and leave those ones you want to show, and by clicking all it shows like on the 2nd and 3rd photos.
So I duly did, thought it was a very successful attempt or move, which I have found out in the end that my 3rd blog - Things I Did Not Know Before (this blog itself) wasn't showing any updates at all. You know what I'm talking about? As you can see below, my wedding blog is showing all the details (latest article, its first paragraph and the time I have posted it), unfortunately, the 2nd blog link doesn't.... But if as you can photo below, my other 2 blogs (Madz Life's Diary and My Beach Wedding in Mauritius) are working fine. Then I thought, uummmm if I am not mistaken there must be something to do with my FEED BURNER FEED. I have checked and yes it was (I mistakenly added the wrong feed), I have changed it and still wasn't a success!.. Don't know where and how to resolve this, I shall leave it for now until I will finally find a solution. By the way, I have checked my BLOG CATALOG and MYBLOGLOG feeds as well (they both have the same feed addresses of my 3 blogs), and I tell you what, they made me even more confused!! The fact that Blog catalog doesn't show any updates of my Wedding Blog, while on My Bloglog does. They both show updates on my Life's Journey one, but don't show any updates on this particular blog which then coincide with my original problem.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

How To Avoid Losing Page Ranking?

I am truly PROUD and AMAZED at the same time, to have been able to get PR3 on my both blogs!

1) The Pride of Hingotanan Bohol - which I started 18th of June '08, checked my PR sometime between late August and early September as far as I can remember (after 2 months), I was so amazed to have seen number 3!!

2) My Beach Wedding in Mauritius - was created on the 20th of JULY '08, and sometime September that was
(after 2 months), I checked my PR out of curiosity, I was truly stunned and shocked!! At the beginning I just could not believe, and had to redo it plenty times to make sure it was correct and if I used the correct website to check PR before I showed if off on my blog.

Now, if you'll ask me HOW DID I MANAGE TO GET THIS HIGH RANKING?, I could not tell you exactly the secrets of SEO, but I can tell you precisely what I did this period. Do you really want to know? I know you have the idea more or less, surely much more than I do, in optimizing and improving site's ranking. But let me share with you, some practical ways I have ever done to have managed to get this rank, I just hope they all make sense to all of you:

1) On my first month of blogging, I just CONCENTRATED ON WRITING - BEING CAREFUL OF THE KEYWORDS I HAVE HAD TO USE (possible phrase or group of words people might type in when making their research, on every topic you wanted to write about!). Until after few days, I was able to collect decent amount of posts to have been qualified in Google Adsense (that was when I learned on earning money in Google Ads).

"Lesson1: Let Google be aware that you are online everyday, by making updates through writing posts. Think about of billions of people googling anything on the net! READERS ARE OUR TARGET HERE!!"

2) As soon as I was approved, I still maintained on updating my sites every single day and write article at least 1 a day, while VISITING OTHER BLOGGERS' SITES / HAVE EXCHANGED LINKS as many as I could every single day (I tried though busy at work sometimes).

"Lesson2: The more you visit other blogs and send comments, the more you'll get visitors back on your site, which eventually accumulates traffic, which then becomes always a ready-access or front-liner of Googlebot to crawl + backlinks you ought to get in exchanging links!"

3) I did submit my blogs on VARIOUS SEARCH ENGINES and BLOG SUPPORTS/COMMUNITIES, as people use various search engines in making their researches.


I haven't finished just yet, this is just the beginning of this article about HOW TO AVOID OF LOSING PAGE RANKING? Do you think I can afford to loose them, after all the efforts I've been given and mentioned points above I have taken into consideration? Of course not!!!

But how could I, while earning decent bucks in WRITING REVIEWS from advertising companies (like PayPerPost, Smorty, Blogsvertise, SponsoredReviews, BuyBlogReviews, etc)... I have already read from other bloggers, that as soon as you write reviews which obviously requires the "DISCLOSURE POLICY / SITE-WIDE DISCLOSURE", you'll eventually loose your page ranks!! It was only yesterday that I registered on BLOGSVERTISE, and have confirmed the issue myself. It says:

Avoid excessive ads & badges. Avoid "hire me" or "get paid to post" badges, bubbles, and avoid copy & pasted disclosure policies. If you feel obligated to tell your readers that you particpate with blog ad services, use your own words for your disclosure.

Best: Its best/ideal to just completely remove/delete a pre-written disclosure policy you have copied and pasted from other services and put something in your own words. Or better yet just delete the disclosure policy entirely. It is best to not display any "hire me" or "get paid to post" badges.

Lost Pagerank: If you have already lost your pagerank and it fell to zero, it is best to just start a new blog on a new domain/url, and start fresh. It will take a few months for your blog to obtain pagerank again, but if its not full of hire me badges, bubbles, and disclosure policies, it should avoid having its pagerank removed. Check our other help tips for suggestions on increasing your task rates and making your blog more popular.

Again it is best to avoid and delete any type of pre-written copy and pasted disclosure policy.


Friday, December 19, 2008

The Main Causes of Liver Damage

I am not a Medical Practitioner, nor I did study medicine either! The main reason I have became interested to know about our LIVER, since my uncle had undergone liver surgery last 2 months ago. It was a serious case, a life-threatening! I didn't know the whole story as to how, when and what caused him to have had this kind of illness.

Did he manage to survive? YES, and been taking his medications!

Liver failure is a condition that occurs when large parts of the liver become damaged beyond repair and the liver is no longer able to function. This a life-threatening condition that demands urgent medical care. Most often liver failure occurs gradually and over many years.

We must realize these basic causes of damaging our LIVER:

1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.

2. Not urinating in the morning.

3. Too much eating.

4. Skipping breakfast.

5. Consuming too much medication.

6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.

7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.

8. Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver. Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to "schedule."


Evening at 9 - 11pm: Is the time for eliminating unnecessary/ toxic chemicals (detoxification) from the antibody system (lymph nodes). This time duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in an un-relaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on health.
Evening at 11pm - 1am: Is the detoxification process in the liver, and ideally should be done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 1 - 3am: Detoxification process in the gall, also ideally done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 3 - 5am: Detoxification in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for cough sufferers during this time. Since the detoxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.

Morning 5 - 7am: Detoxification in the colon, you should empty your bowel.

Morning 7 - 9am: Absorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30am, for those who are sick. Breakfast before 7:30am is very beneficial to those wanting to stay fit. Those who always skip breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to eat breakfast late until 9 - 10am rather than no meal at all.

Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary chemicals. Aside from that, midnight to 4:00 am is the time when the bone marrow produces blood. Therefore, have a good sleep and don't sleep late.


Source: Medicine Net, Web MD

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10 Biggest BRAIN Damaging Habits

I have noticed for these past couple of days that my brain hasn't been working properly, I needed it to be able to write good articles for my blogs! It started when I got 3 opps from PPP and it took me 3 hours to finish my first article (300 words)!!

I wonder what was wrong with me... thought there must be something!!... So out of my curiosity, I have searched something like "ways to exercise brain" / "brain exercise", etc...I didn't take it seriously as I've had to finish my articles and submit them soonest otherwise I would have lost them!


When this morning I got an email from one of my friends, some sort of reminder! Why do I say a reminder? Because I should say that these health tips are very basic, that we might heard them from people around but we just ignore them. See, we tend to ignore things we hear very often without realizing how crucial they were for our health!



Dr. Muhammad Imran Yousuf
Division of Continuing Education

University of Arid Agriculture,


1. No Breakfast
- Due to our busy schedule, we normally forget to take the breakfast. People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.
> I don't eat breakfast at all, geezzzz this means that my brain hasn't been working properly! No wonder I do feel empty sometimes.

2. Overeating
- This is most usual cause, most of the times we find tasty food and start eating more that what our body requires. It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

3. Smoking
- I never smoke, but I put this in the list as a message to those who smoke “PLEASE STOP SMOKING” because it causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease in later life.

4. High Sugar consumption
- Extra Sweets! Must minimize eating chocolates? Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

5. Air Pollution
- This is the common problem, wherever you go, you are welcome with the polluted air, that’s pathetic. As the brain is the largest oxygen consumer of the body, and inhaling the polluted air will decrease the supply of oxygen to the brain, thus there will be a have damage to the brain. So try to be away from the polluted air.

6. Sleep Deprivation
- Attention all bloggers who stay up to the late hours to do write-ups, drop EC's, to be able achieve any goals, this is bad for us!! Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells. Oh! more cells dead, more loss of memory.

7. Head covered while sleeping
- Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

8. Working your brain during illness
- Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts
- Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage. So think more, write more, explore more all this will help you to keep your brain fresh.

10. Talking Rarely
- Intellectual conversation promote efficiency of the brain. So be active participants in the meetings and get-togethers. I always talk more then required so no problem.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Pinoy Minimall - Filipino Foods Shopping Online in UK

Oriental Food Shop in Canterbury is the only place we know closer to where we live in UK, where to buy Filipino foods. They sell most Asian foods like Filipino, Korean, Japanese, Thai, etc, but you could only find selected products. THEY DON'T HAVE ONLINE MARKET!

I don't know how importation in the UK or exportation laws in the Philippines that would probably affect the type of products they are allowed to sell out in the market. Well, I know for the fact that not all our local products (Philippine products) are of "
Export Quality", you can always see that at the back or in front of its packaging and also, perhaps the products they might be selling are only those ones from selected manufacturers who have direct contacts with this particular Asian Foods importer in the Canterbury!

In some stage when we were in UK the last time, we were looking for an online Filipino store where you could just sit down and do your shopping online! My hubby just love Filipino foods, and we always find our own local taste don't we? I was overwhelmed to have found this PINOY MINIMALL where we buy Filipino foods online. This would only mean, that we dont' need to go to Canterbury anymore.

UK delivery of £3.99 for orders up to 30kg.

Not expensive though.... They sell noodles (Lucky Me my hubby's favorite), rice noodles, sauces and flavorings, sardines, dried goods (dried mangoes), CHIPPY, Sunsilk shampoos, Creamsilk, biscuits, etc...

Monday, December 15, 2008

I Got My First Payment From SMORTY

~~~I am getting so excited, as it happened for the very first time in my "blogging for pay"...

I have started posting sponsored posts, paid posts from advertising companies like special mention to these two (PPP, Smorty) only two weeks ago! So far so good, I have been approved on all the posts I have had gotten to write about. I did not know before if they really pay or not, and how often do they pay?

I tell you what, for the very first time I got my first payment thru PAYPAL from SMORTY, which I realized thay they pay on a weekly basis.
This was my post regarding "Nintendo Games", only one! hahahaha..

"If you snooze, you loose"... this is what happened why I only got one opp so far!, well better luck next time...'s an update of my PPP posts.....EXCITING!!!


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Creating A Scroll Bar On Your Long Blog Roll

Since I started blogging, I have managed to make a very long bloggers' / friends' list / blog roll which I couldn't figure out how to shorten it by adding a scroll bar! In the end, I found a different way, and have transferred my long list through Blogrolling, explaining you on "How to Create an Automatic Scroll Blogroll". I was quite happy about it at the beginning, until I realized my other list was getting very long as well!

HERE'S THE EFFORTLESS TECHNIQUE ON HOW TO DO IT - you need this codes below:

NOTE: 1) Make sure to replace the signs () to <>
after copying, as the codes may appear blank when I leave them as ease, and have found a solution. 2) You can play with the WIDTH and the HEIGHT according your requirements.

(div style="OVERFLOW: auto; WIDTH: 250px; HEIGHT: 200px")(table style="HEIGHT: 200px" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0")(tbody)(tr)(td)

In the middle - Blogger's URL if to create Blog Roll, other websites codes, or posts if to create a scroll bar on your posts, you can do it as well....


Question: What about if I have made my blog roll through blogspot widget/gadget - "List" (being done by adding the link and put the name!).... SIMPLE!!

1) Add another widget/gadget, click "HTML/JAVA SCRIPT", copy the codes above in GREEN, leave the middle section open for the URL's/links.

2) Click VIEW on your browser (located on top left), click PAGE SOURCE for Mozilla Firefox and SOURCE for Internet Explorer. Please see illustration below photo. Find the title of your blog roll and just simply COPY all the links in the format as shown below. Again, I had to change the <> to
<li><a href="")Name(/a)(/li)

Thanks to Belle for giving me some time to teach how to do it. As you can see on illustration above, those are samples on what it may look like, an easy way out to make a "user friendly page".

Well, you may have noticed that most of my links/lists/websites are now with scroll bars. If you want to clarify something, feel free to contact me.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Guide and Procedures In Buying Properties In Philippines

The moment we decided to acquire this land, the next question was how was the procedure and all the costs to be incurred in terms of papers, attorneys fees, taxes, etc...

We trusted my father to work it out for us! In fact, he already contacted a lawyer who happened to be my grandfather's friend. First advantage, would less likely for us to pay extra money (this is what we called as "under the table" to be able to get done). Second, rest assured that all documentations we or my father is going to sign all legal. Correct me if I am wrong, but I didn't mean to say that the rest are unreliable! Our main concern is, get everything done without worrying anything, in short...

We never bought any property direct from the seller before, so we need to know exactly who's paying what? We acquired a house and lot four years ago, but it was through real estate agent, all we had to do was to pay and the rest was theirs.

Below is the detailed list of fees, percentage and who's paying what.
There should be some legalities to be taken into consideration before finally transferring ownerships in both parties! Talking about ownership, my husband is quite worried really if POSSIBLE TO BE NAMED AS CONJUGAL PROPERTY "MR. & MRS SELLS", and the like. This will be the next thing we should know.

Legal Procedures in transfer of title (land and apartments)

  1. Owner and Buyer agree on sale of a piece of land. Through a lawyer, a Deed of Absolute Sale (DOAS) is created and notarized.
  2. A Land Tax Declaration is secured from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and submitted to the city or municipal Assessor’s office.
  3. Buyer pays real estate tax to the City Treasurer’s Office.
  4. The Assessors office assesses the market value of the property.
  5. Transfer taxes are paid by the buyer to the Assessors Office.
  6. Capital Gains Tax and Documentary Stamp tax are paid to BIR.
  7. The Registry of Deeds (RD) cancels old title and issues a new one in the name of the buyer.
  8. The buyer, now the new owner, obtains a photocopy of the new title and requests tax declaration from the Assessors office.
Ownership is evidenced by the Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) in the case of single houses and raw land, and The Land Registration Act requires the owners of property to register titles with the Registry of Deeds. The titles must be registered in the same province as the property. However, the records are inaccurate in such that overlapping might exist. There is a proliferation of fake and double titles. The completion of survey of all the lands in the country, mandated by the 1903 Public Land Law, is nowhere in sight.

The whole process of registering property may take around 33 days to complete eight procedures.

Value Added Tax

According to RA 9337, the following sales of property are VAT-Exempt

  1. Sale of real properties not primarily held for sale to customers or held for lease in the ordinary course of trade or business;
  2. Sale of real properties utilized for low-cost housing as defined by R.A. No. 7279, otherwise known as the “Urban Development Housing Act of 1992” and other related laws, such as R.A. No. 7835 and R.A. No. 8763 wherein the price ceiling per unit is P750,000.00 or as may from time to time be determined by the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA);
  3. Sale of real properties utilized for socialized housing as defined under R.A. No. 8763, wherein the price ceiling per unit is P225,000.00 or as may from time to time be determined by the HUDCC and the NEDA and other related laws;
  4. Residential lot valued at one million five hundred thousand pesos (P1,500,000) and below, house and lot, and other residential dwellings valued at two million five hundred thousand pesos (P2,500,000) and below: provided, that not later than January 31, 2009 and every three (3) years thereafter, the amounts herein stated shall be adjusted to their present values using the Consumer Price Index, as published by the National Statistics Office (NSO).
SOURCE: Global Property Guide

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GUIMARAS - Where The Sweetest Mango To Be Found

GUIMARAS is known to be the Mango Country of the Visayas. I only became aware of this place in Iloilo, in fact it was actually my first time to hear this place, when we started collecting information in Mango Plantation. Well, I heard that the origin of these mango trees at the plot we just bought is from NEGROS! Might be from Guimaras right?

Guimaras mangoes are considered as one of the sweetest in the world and the only mango variety in the Country certified as pest-free by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The variety of mangoes produced are also best for making dried mangoes, jams and other delicacies. The best time to enjoy Guimaras’ mangoes is during the Manggahan Festival held every May 22 to commemorate the province’s charter day.

Guimaras Island is a favored destination by both foreign and domestic tourists because of its picturesque beaches, waterfalls, springs, off shore islets, and its famous mangoes, which is considered one of the sweetest in the world. Guimaras is an island province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Among the smallest and youngest provinces, its capital is Jordan. The island is located in the Panay Gulf, between the islands of Panay and Negros.

Geography - Guimaras is located Southwest of Panay Island and Northwest of Negros Island in Western Visayas with a total land area of 60,465 hectares or 604.65 square kilometers. The island province of Guimaras is composed of five towns: Buenavista (36 barangays), Nueva Valencia (22 barangays), Jordan (14 barangays), San Lorenzo (12 barangays), and Sibunag (12 barangays).

Population - The population of Guimaras as of the year 2000 was 141, 450 with an average annual growth rate of 2.48%.

Language / Dialect - Hiligaynon is the main language of the natives although residents of some barangays in Jordan and Nueva Valencia also speak Kinaray-a. English and Tagalog are spoken and understood by the majority of the people in the island.

Major Industries - Tourism, handicraft, food processing, agriculture, and fishing are the major industries of Guimaras. It has scenic and magnificent white sand beaches and island coves. It has the best diving site with its splendid coral reefs and marine life, which are impressing to the sight. The island is also famous for handicrafts like woven “buri” bags, mats, hats, and baskets. It is also famous for its lime industry, mining industry, fruit processing industry, and coconut industry. Guimaras is home of the famous and the best export-quality mangoes in the Philippines. Mango plantations bearing their golden fruits are scattered in the island. Aside from mangoes, kalamansi and cashew nuts are also abundant. Moreover, the seas of Guimaras teem with fresh fishes, shellfishes, and lobsters. Guimaras also produces a variety of fresh vegetables and fruits, orchids, and root crops.

Guimaras Is Famous For...

Beaches and Coves - Guimaras is known for its splendid white sand beaches and island coves. The seas of Guimaras teem with fresh fishes, shellfishes, and corals.

Courtesy of WOW Philippines, Explore Iloilo ______________________________________________________________

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What do we know about Mango Plantation? How we are going to manage that piece of success we are about to embrace, when and how we are going to take our first step in facing all the challenges in Mango business world, in the middle of global crisis! This is mainly one of the reasons why we had to pushed through in buying particularly this property, was due to the fact that diamond industry has hit to bottom, thus, our company soon realized that it is not worth spending the ratio of 20 while only earning of 5. Have written about "Diamond Industry Holds Crisis".

We already have accepted the fact, that one day we all going home, possibly in 3 to 4 months time! Needless to say, we have to think about our future, of what we could do in terms of investment, despite of what is happening globally!

As what I have written in my other blog, we won a lottery! LOL, kidding aside... That we managed to acquire a "next to nothing" property in BOHOL, Philippines (province where I come from). Please read the whole story at "Mango Plantation - Our Business In The Near Future". We do have mixed emotions right now, though the sale hasn't been finalized yet.
We both have made some research about Mango Plantation/Growing Mangoes in the Philippines, which luckily have found some useful information we would have needed to manage our own. Goodharvest site - Your Total Mango Farming Partner!. Also this other website Mango Farm Business gives us comprehensive information and guide on “how”, “when”, “where” and “why”. The chapter summaries are:


  • Farm gate prices
  • Wholesale prices
  • Retail prices
  • Carabao Mango Market Price Monitoring in Metro Manila


  • Production volume and area harvested
  • Number of trees
  • Harvesting period
  • World mango production by country


  • Foreign trade statistics (import and export)
  • Market channels
  • Geographical flows
  • World Market


  • Geographic suitability and investment potential of mango in the Philippines
  • Mango Cultivars and Related Species in the Philippines
  • Ideal Mango Growing Conditions in the Philippines
  • Establishing a Hectare of Mango Nursery
  • Establishing and Maintaining a Hectare of Mango Scion Grove


  • Establishment of Mango Orchard
  • Pruning
  • Weeding
  • Fertilization
  • Irrigation
  • Flower Induction
  • Fruit Bagging
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Harvesting


  • Field Packinghouse
  • Establishment of an Integrated Mango Processing Plant
  • Production of Mango Leather
  • Low Sugar and Sulfite-Free Pineapple and Mango


  • Combination of Potassium Nitrate Spraying and Smudging
  • “Ug-og” Method
  • Bowflies and Mango Hoppers
  • Irrigation
  • “Damba” for chemical spraying


  • Pest Clinic information services
  • Directory information services
  • Policy information services
  • Bazar information services
  • Search information services
Whole information to be found at Mango Information Network by DOST website.

There will be loads of pressure ahead of us, we just have to give our utmost time and dedication to be able to become successful! We also found this website which gives masses of tips and ideas on How To Grow Mango Trees.

Monday, December 8, 2008

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500 EC plus 125X125 ad space for a month -
500 EC plus 125x125 ad space for a month -
7TH PRIZE: $5.00 CASH + 2500 EC + 3 AD SPACES

1000 EC plus 125x125 ad space for a month -
500 EC plus 125x125 ad space for a month -
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1000 EC plus 125x125 ad space for a month -
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500 EC plus text link ad for a month -

: $5.00 CASH + 1500 EC + 2 AD SPACES

1000 EC plus 125x125 ad space for a month -
125x125 ad space for a month -
10TH PRIZE: $5.00 CASH + 1200 EC + 2 AD SPACES
1000 EC plus 125X125 ad space for a month -
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200 EC plus 125X125 ad space for a month -

: Highest Number of Referrals $5.00 CASH + 2000 EC + 2 AD SPACES

125x125 ad space for a month -
2000 EC -
125x125 ad space for a month -

Note: Sponsors can join. You can post to as many blog as you want as long as it's google cached to be considered as valid entry.

Wonderful Things In Life: Mommyko Christmas Giveaways

Wonderful Things In Life: Mommyko Christmas Giveaways

Great Chirstmas Giveaways By Mommyko

Christmas is not complete without sharing our blessings and make everybody's happy! Mommy Gen has decided to treat us with these wonderful awards, with her various sponsors listed below. This is cool, with a very uncomplicated procedure. I decided to join in my other blog as well. Presenting her "Mommyko Christmas Giveaways"...
Host: Wonderful Things In Life
Post: Mommyko Christmas Giveaways
Ends: December 22, 2008

How To Join:

1. Blog about the Contest with all the
Prizes and Sponsors.

2. Subscribe to her feed via email.

3. Put the logo contest in your post.

4. Choose one logo for your side bar.

5. Leave a comment in her blog along with the link of your post.

The Prizes at Stake:

FIRST PRIZE - $35 + 16,000 EC
$25 - My Online Paradise
$5 - Blessing In Life
$5 plus 1000 Ec - Moi et mon univers
*1 banner - worth $149 -
*1 blog layout - My Web-Blog Designs
*cuties for Christmas - So Cute
5000 Ec plus 125x125 ads space for 1 month - Snapshot
3000 EC - Stranded Life
2000 EC plus banner ad for 1 month + text link for 1 month + ebook for bloggers- Kasakk
1000 EC - Crimson Heaven
1000 EC - Heart Random
1000 EC - More on Health
1000 EC - Jenny Talks
1000 EC - Sharing my Thoughts
125x125 ads space for 1 month worth $20 - Contest For Bloggers
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Shopping Blog

2ND PRIZE - $25 + 13,000 EC
$10 - Follow Your Sense of Adventure
$10 - Yennygirl
$5 - More on Heath
*1 banner - worth $149 -
*blog layout - The Designer's Chic
3000 EC - Sweetytots

2000 EC credits plus 1 month ad space - Pink Hues
2000 EC - The Joy Of Love Forever
1000 EC - Show Me your Interest
1000 EC - Days Of My Life
1000 EC - ArticleSnatch Blog
1000 EC credits plus 1 month ad - Random Chronicles
1000 EC - The Artist In Me
1000 EC - Varun's Vagaries
125x125 ads for 1 month worth $20 - From My Life
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Another Contest

3RD PRIZE - $20 + 11,000 EC
$10 - Wonderful Things In Life
$5 - My Life's Adventure
$5 - Twinkletoe Writing Space
*complete blog makeover - Designs By Vhiel and Cans Of Thoughts
*Website logo worth $99- Custom Logo and Marketing Materials
2000 EC - Sweet.Pretty.Naughty
1000 EC plus ad space for 1 month - Cheth Studios
1000 EC credits plus 1 month ad - The Positive Side
1000 EC - Show Me Your Interest
1000 EC - Wiehanne Lounge
1000 EC - Medan Daily
1000 EC - Call Center Gal
1000 EC - A Simple Married Life
1000 EC - Programming The Life
1000 EC - Pinay Freelancer
125x125 ads for 1 month worth $10 -
125x125 ad space for 1 month - That Blog 4 Me

4RTH PRIZE - $15 + 9,000 EC
$5 - Life's Imagination
$10 - The Joy Of Life Forever
1 Blog Template worth $29 - Website Design Services
2000 EC - E-Pamilya
1000 EC plus ad space for 1 month - Thoughts and Obsessions
1000 EC plus banner ad for 1 week - Simplement Belles
1000 EC - Show Me Your Interest
1000 EC - 24x7 Online Diva
1000 EC plus ad space for 1 month - Made Me Glad
1000 EC - Serradinho Blog
1000 EC - God's Best Gift
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Sherry
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Travel Blog

5TH PRIZE $10 + 7,700 EC
$5 - Earning Money Online
$5 - A Message From My Heart
1 Blog Template worth $29 - Website Design Services
1000 EC plus banner ads for 1 week - Kalidadis
2000 EC - Wonderful Things In Life
1000 EC - Definitely MAYBE!
1000 EC - The Joy Of Life Forever
1000 EC - My Life's Adventure
500 EC - Love's Haven
500 EC plus ad space - MeiYah/Miah Laborte
500 EC - Chica & Pumuckl
200 EC - Around the World
125x125 ad space for a month - Also Mommy
125x125 banner ad for 1 month - PriZK Dot Com

6th PRIZE $5 + 6,000 EC
$5 - Designers Blog
1 Web design/flash template worth $29 - Flash Template
1000 EC - Life Marriage And Kids
1000 EC - Everything plus the Kitchen Sink
500 EC - Brown Pinay
500 EC - A Message From My Heart
500 EC - In The Eyes Of The Beholder
500 EC - Nierva Dot Com
500 EC - Blog Contest For Pinay
500 EC - Creative In Me
500 EC - Cheth Studios
500 EC - A Zone for Digiscraps
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Dashing Smiles
125x125 for 1 month - That Blog 4 me

7TH PRIZE - 4,500 EC
*1 Web design/flash template worth $29 - Flash Template
1000 EC - One at a Time
500 EC plus 125x125 ad space - Biz-N-Honey
500 EC - Twinkletoe Writing Space
500 EC - My Little Home
500 EC - Journal of Journey
500 EC - So Far, So Good
500 EC - There is Happiness
500 EC plus ad space - Musings of a Pinay Blogger
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Thomas Travel Tales
125x125 for 1 month - Travel Blog

8TH PRIZE 3,500 EC
*1 yr domain - Earning Money Online
500 EC plus ad space for 1 month - The Money maker
500 EC -
500 EC - Vhiel's Corner
500 EC - Anything and Everything in Between
500 EC - Love's Haven
500 EC - EastcostLife
500 EC - Contest For BLoggers
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Bohol Paradise
125x125 banner ads for 1 month - Pinky Posh

9TH PRIZE 3,000 EC
*blog layout - My Collection
500 EC plus ad space for 1 month - Starts at Two
500 EC - Aha Mama!
500 EC - Twins happiness
500 EC - A lonely planet it is not
500 EC - Nita's Random Thoughts
500 EC from Bits Of My life
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Filipino Online Community
125x125 banner ads for 1 month - Only In Silence

10TH PRIZE 2,500 EC
500 EC plus ad space for 1 month - Beauty Of Life
500 EC - Nita's Corner
500 EC - Days Of My life
500 EC - Little Soie's Steps
500 Ec - I Travel here and There
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Batuananons
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Love Is A Perfect Gift

10TH PRIZE 2,500 EC
1,500 EC - Seek No More
1000 EC - Nesting Buddy
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Love Is A Perfect Gift
125x125 ad space for 1 month - A Message From My Heart

Consolation Prizes
1. 300 EC - Healthy Living and Lifestyle
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Life's All About

2. 300 EC -
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Erlinda's Wandering Thoughts

3. 300 EC - Arts and Entertainment Center
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Thomas Web Links

4. 300 EC - Great Finds and Deals
125x125 ad banner for 2 weeks - 24patrol

5. 300 EC - Make Money Online
125x125 ad banner for 2 weeks - Multiply Themes

6. 300 EC - For the LOVE of Food
125x125 ad space - Jocelyn's Journal

7. 250 EC -
2 weeks link ads SimplyWP

8. 250 EC
Footer text link for 1 month worth $5 -

9. 250 EC
Footer text link for 1 month worth $10 - Bits From My life

10. 200 EC - it's A Woman's World!
Footer text link for 1 month worth $10 - Contest For Bloggers

Special Prizes:
1. Free Icon set - Custom Icon Design Services
2. Semi-solid light red toddler hat, fits approx 2t-4t - Cherish Sweet Knitted Bottoms
3. 1 book - My Funny Dad, Harry
4. 1 book "Princess Charming" by: Jane Heller - Just Say These Words
5. 1 book "Siren's Song" by: Trish Albright - Just Say These Words
6. 1 book "Weddings Can Be Murder" by: Christie Craig - Just Say These Words

Optional: If you can refer 1 person additional 1 entry. More referrals more entries.

This Christmas Giveaways officially started last November 25 and ends by December 22.

Note: All sponsors can join this Christmas Giveaways.

Additional info: Mommy Ko has the right to add or edit the prizes. So every now and then if somebody approach and offer a prize she will accept it.

> What else can I say, wow wonderful! Thanks to this opportunity you have given us mommy Gen to be able to feel the spirit of Christmas out blogging!

Good luck to muyself:)