Monday, December 29, 2014

12 Ways for Stress Relief

This is one interesting article I have read online. These tips are applicable not only for home business owners but also to everyone regardless of status in life.

12 Ways to Help Relieve Stress 
Owning your own online home business is wonderful, but if you are like me, there are days when you feel down and stressed. You just can’t seem to get going. Sometimes sitting in your lonely home office, it seems like you are the only person on earth. You feel like you are locked in a cage with no way out! This can also be compounded by a slump in your business sales and/or success!

When you feel like this, it is hard to get any work done and can be very counterproductive for you. You must step back, take a break, clear your head and get rid of some stress!
I have found a few things that can help alleviate these problems and would like to share them with you.
1. Get up and get away from the computer for awhile, even if it is only for 10 – 15 minutes. Walk around the house, stretch your muscles, do some neck and back stretches. These can do wonders!
2. Take a walk. Get dressed, go outside, breathe in the fresh air and take a 20 – 30 minute walk. This is one of the most invigorating things you can do to clear your head and get the cobwebs out. Walking is the one activity I would recommend the most.
3. Call a friend or family member and just chat for awhile. This can also be a great way to lift your spirits and confirm your suspicions that there are other people on this planet! ;-) Chat for awhile and laugh a little. Laughter is a great medicine!
4. Have a little fun! Put on some of your favorite music and dance around the house. Let loose and have some fun. Act goofy, crazy or waltz yourself to China. This helps get out some of the frustrations and pent up emotions that can cause the blues.
5. Just relax! Turn everything off, (including your computer), make yourself a cup of coffee, cocoa or just plain water. Just sit in complete silence and watch the birds outside or put a cool cloth over your eyes. Let your mind just go blank for awhile. Forget everything and just relax!
6. Exercise your mind! Show your mind that there is more than just the computer. Do a crossword puzzle, play a few games of solitaire, or read a book. These are all great ways of getting your mind off business and clearing out all the old to make way for the new.
7. Do some housework! This might not be the most fun thing to do, but it helps take your mind off business for awhile and believe me, after about an hour of housework, you will be more than ready to get back to business!
8. Take a TV break! Watch a program that allows you to escape to another world. After you are finished you just might be glad to be back in your world.
9. One thing I do when business gets the better of me is to shut the computer down for the day and turn my attention to other things that need to be done. Just taking a small break from business can help, but when things are really stressful we may need a longer break.
10. Get some sun! After being indoors so much, we need to get out and get some sun. The sun is very good for your mind and body. Sunshine is a very good anti-depressant! But do remember to wear protection so you don’t get too much exposure.
11. Enjoy time with your family! Play a game, take a walk, watch a heartwarming family adventure movie, or just sit and talk. No matter how hard we work, we need to make time for family.
12. Eat healthy foods! This we all know, of course, but it is much easier said than done. Start by changing one meal at a time or adding one healthy food a day. The better we feel, the better we can handle everyday stress!
I hope some of these pointers will help you relax and get back to business. I know they have been a great help to me more than once. Sometimes when you are feeling unproductive, stressed our or just plain tired, the idea is not to work harder but to stop working and give your mind and body a well-deserved break!
About the Author:
Terri Seymour (also known as “The eBook Lady”) has over ten year’s online experience and has helped many people start their own business. Visit her site at for resources, $1 resell ebooks & software, affiliate programs, free ezine and free business ebook with Master Resell Rights.


Friday, December 26, 2014

12 sins of Christmas marketing

This article is not written by us but by Amor Maclang. I just found this interesting to read. Full context can be found here and here.

On the 1st day of Christmas, your brand is guilty of… Negligence
Also known as "The early turtledove gets the worm.”
On the 2nd day of Christmas, your brand is guilty of… Insincerity
Also known as “Frosty the frigid brand”
On the 3rd day of Christmas, your brand is guilty of… Ambiguity
Also known as “A vague wish list”

On the 4th day of Christmas, your brand is guilty of… Hardheadedness
Also known as “Failure to learn from the ghost of Christmas past”
On the 5th day of Christmas, your brand is guilty of… Being Safe
Also known as “Drinking too much of your own eggnog”
On the 6th day of Christmas, your brand is guilty of… Being Ungiftable
Also known as “Not being Santa's helper”

On the 7th day of Christmas, your brand is guilty of… Insensitivity
Also known as “Not taking care of your elves”
On the 8th day of Christmas, your brand is guilty of… Unoriginality
Also known as “Being more of the same”
On the 9th day of Christmas, your brand is guilty of… Missing Opportunities
Also known as “Not grabbing the chance to turn naughty to nice”

On the 10th day of Christmas, your brand is guilty of… Forgetting the Target
Also known as “Not marketing to the Secret Santas”
On the 11th day of Christmas, your brand is guilty of… Being Perceived as Miserly
Also known as “Scrooge-like behavior”
On the 12th day of Christmas, your brand is guilty of… Failure to Consider the Whole Year
Also known as “Not spreading the cheer, all year”


12 sins of Christmas marketing--Part 1
12 sins of Christmas marketing--Part 2

Sunday, December 21, 2014

12 MPSPC teachers dismissed

Twelve faculty members of Mountain Province State Polytechnic College were ordered dismissed from government service with forfeiture of benefits for their involvement in protest actions that disrupted the operation of the school in 2011.

The protests also led to the involuntary resignation of former MPSPC president Nieves Dacyon, temporary stoppage of work and classes, and to insubordination and conduct prejudicial to public service.

Ordered dismissed in the 46-page decision by the Civil Service Commission regional office were Dan Evert Sokoken Sr., Dario Guinayen, Daniela Chumacog, Terrence Lief Fang-asan, Peter Puma-at, Brueckner Aswigue, Eric Fulangen, Jayson Omaweng, Charlie Wrakan Engngeg, Nellie Diaz, Beverly Ann Chaokas, and Angelita Bayle.

The faculty members were meted the maximum penalty of dismissal with cancellation of eligibility, forfeiture of retirement benefits, perpetual disqualification from holding public office, and from taking any civil examination.

The CSC-CAR order said the teachers were found guilty of grave misconduct for their involvement in mass protest actions held at the MPSPC campus in Bontoc from June 28, 2011 to July 1, 2011.

“As government employees, the teachers were prohibited from engaging in strikes, mass leaves, walkouts, and other forms of mass action that will lead in the temporary stoppage or disruption of public service,” according to the CSC decision.

The teachers were also found guilty of insubordination and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service for defying a lawful order from then MPSPC officer-in-charge Elpedio Marrero Jr. when he instructed them to hold regular classes because the sit-down strike they planned to stage on June 28, 2011 was illegal.

Also on the same date, then MPSPC trustee member Juan Dicang tried to intercede and asked the  faculty members not to proceed with the strike, but to no avail.

On July 1, 2011 Dacyon was forced to sign a prepared resignation letter before she would be allowed out of her office and the campus.

Respondents’ lead counsel, Milton Balagtey, said in a phone interview the order is not yet final and executory as they will file a motion for with the CSC central office.

He added the CSC-CAR order will not also be enforced while the appeal is being heard.

Sokoken added they are in contact with their lawyers to explore other legal remedies.

Dacyon, who was represented by the Sanidad and Villanueva Law Offices before the CSC-CAR, was subsequently upheld and recognized by the Commission on Higher Education and the Board of Trustees of MPSPC, as the rightful president of the school.

CHED also condemned the mass protests actions and intimidation exerted on Dacyon for her to resign.

Dacyon is currently the president of Apayao State College.

The CSC-CAR order was signed by Regional Director Marilyn Taldo.

Source: CSC sacks 12 MPSPC teachers in 2011 row 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

12 Interesting FACTS about the ancient Mayans

  1. The Mayans Enhanced Their Children's Features
  2. The Mayans had Excellent Medical Techniques
  3. Maya Blue or Azul Maya Still a Mystery
  4. Mayans Played Sophisticated Deadly Ball Games
  5. The Mayans Used Saunas
  6. The Mayan Used Hallucinogenics and Painkillers
  7. The Mayan Still Practice Blood Sacrifices
  8. The Last Mayan Kingdom Existed Until 1697
  9. Dec 21, 2012 Mayans Marks Rare Cosmic Event
  10. The Mayan Had Advanced Writing Skills
  11. The Mayan Were Fond Of Jewelry
  12. The Collapse of Mayan Culture Still a Mystery

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sync Chrome Desktop Bookmarks To Android

in StarMobile Turbo...

  1. Click Chrome browser.
  2. Click menu button.
  3. Choose Settings.
  4. Click your signed-in name or your account. (Google account)
  5. If off, turn it on by clicking on it.
  6. Click your name again.
  7. Below your name should have "Sync is on"
  8. Check all options: Sync everything, Autofill, Bookmarks, History, Passwords, Open tabs, Encryption
  10. The browser will appear and you will be able to see Chrome Sync which saves your personalized browser features to the web and you will be able to access in any computer or device.
  11. Click Settings on your phone and choose Google on the ACCOUNTS option.
  12. Check to see if the account was synced on your current time and date.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12 Things Which Constitute Real Richness

I am currently (8:20 PM 17 December 2014) listening to an audiobook of Napoleon Hill, "Think and Grow Rich" and from the beginning, these 12 things already caught my attention.

  1. A positive mental attitude
  2. Sound, physical health
  3. Harmony in human relations
  4. Freedom from fear
  5. The hope of future achievement
  6. The capacity for applied faith
  7. Willingness to share one's blessings with others
  8. To be engage in the labor of love
  9. An open mind on all subjects towards all people
  10. Complete self-discipline
  11. Wisdom on which to understand people
  12. Financial security

Saturday, December 13, 2014

12 Days Before Christmas 2014

And what happened today, 13 December 2014...
  1. Final examination on CMSC201 (Discrete Mathematics) at UP Baguio.
  2. Walked up to Burnham park, withdrew money and walked back to Harrison road and deposited money for savings.
  3. Bought four hardbound books at Booksale wherein we had 5% discount on items we purchased because the clerk informed us that 5% discount can be availed for a total cost of 1,000 pesos.
  4. Bought additional gifts to avoid Christmas holiday rush next week.
  5. Bought RJ acrylic epoxy spray paint colored signal red at Ace Hardware.
  6. Had a post-monthsary lunch date with Love at Pizza Hut Session road and tried out their new Cheesy Pockets pizza.
  7. Took home two Dairy Queen Blizzard ice creams for dessert and a box of Dilly Bar chocolate
  8. Slept for almost two hours.
  9. Love, gift wrapped additional gifts.
  10. Had two boiled corns, Auntie Anne's pretzel and Kalinga brewed coffee for dinner.
  11. Watched movies while browsing the internet.
  12. Registered at to get the limited free SimCity 2000 PC game.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

F(rancisco) Sionil Jose

  1. Turned 90 years old, today, 3 December 2014. He was born on Dec. 3, 1924 in Rosales, Pangasinan.
  2. Has outlived and out-produced most of his contemporaries.
  3. He is perhaps the most widely known abroad with most of his writings translated into 22 foreign languages which is more than those of any other Filipino writer and well ahead of Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo.
  4. Has a five-novel masterpiece, the Rosales saga, consisting of (1) The Pretenders, (2) Tree, (3) My Brother, My Executioner, (4) Mass, and (5) Po-on, wherein he was able to tell Philippine history while simultaneously narrating the lives of generations of the Samsons whose personal lives intertwine with the social struggles of the nation.
  5. Founder of the Philippine chapter of the international organization PEN.
  6. Awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism, Literature, and Creative Communication Arts in 1980.
  7. Received the Outstanding Fulbrighters Award for Literature in 1988.
  8. He was bestowed the CCP Centennial Honors for the Arts in 1999.
  9. He has also won the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres from France in 2000.
  10. National Artist for Literature award in 2001.
  11. Also received the Pablo Neruda Centennial Award in 2004
  12. Owner of Solidaridad Bookshop on Padre Faura Street in Ermita, Manila which offers mostly hard-to-find books and Filipiniana reading materials.