Sunday, May 23, 2010

cecile, the blogger mama from texas

It is my pleasure to be invited to host the BlogParty today. And I would like to thank, RJ's Mama for that. I am sure some of the blogger know me already, but for those who haven't yet...let me introduce myself first. I am Cecilia, but some people call me Ces, Cel, Cecile, Cici, and Celia. I am from the state of Texas; a stay at home mom, mother of a 5 year old boy who enjoys cooking, outdoors, blogging and going out with family and friends. I am an active member of LDS church.
I have been blogging since 2008; thanks to a friend, Juliet who introduced me to the world of blogging. Living overseas away from my parents, siblings and friends is not easy, and my 6 blogs became my outlet....they keep me occupied especially when I am alone. My blogs mostly talk about my personal and family life...the things we love to do and enjoy. The other 2 blogs is all about foods and health.

Thanks for dropping by and looking forward to seeing you soon back in my blogs :-)!


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Sunday, May 16, 2010

chris, the mommy behind "Mommy Moments"

If you are a mommy blogger, you probably would have seen Mommy Chris' site The Mommy Journey. She hosts a weekly meme for moms every Friday. Moms from all walks of life join in the fun with the meme which has a weekly theme. She also has other sites where she divulges more about herself in Chris Chronicles and Inspirational Insights.

mommy moments

Chris came from a pure Chinese family. Went to Chinese schools until high school. After graduating from college, Chris was able to work for 7 years as an IT Associate before choosing to become a stay at home
mommy to her first born. Chris was married by the age of 24 and will be celebrating 10 years of marriage with hubby next year!

mommy journey Inspirational Insights Chris Chronicles


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Sunday, May 9, 2010

a friendly reminder

Who are your bets?
Would love to know who you are going to vote or who you voted for.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

clang of kizuna

I'm Clarissa, you can call me Clang for short! I enjoy good coffee, taking pictures, cooking and spending time with my family.

I guess you're wondering why I named my blog Kizuna that sometimes Kizuna is mistakenly read as Kusina lol! Kizuna is my favorite japanese word ( 絆 ) , a very strong japansese word for me--- it means ties and bonding. I blog about my family bondings because they're my passion and that my life with them is busy, lively and most of the time FUN!

I started Kizuna blogging loaded with photos last July 2008 at Fs and transferred them here at blogger on December 2008 ( and that until now I don't know what date to held my blogversary! Help!! I haven't held one lol! ). Kizuna is my outlet and you' ll find here my kids milestones, my life in Japan, my homemade bentou ( lunch box), some of my recipes, our family bonding, our family adventures, places, foods and culture in Japan and some memes.

If you have the time, you can browse for some of the archives here--I don't have other blogs to plug on so yun na lang lol!

I love blogging and visiting other blogs but most of the time I don't always respond to comments as much but I do try by returning the visits back to their site and answer them there. There's just no enough time in a day for sometimes!

Thank you and I really appreciate your precious time of dropping by here! God bless!And Oh!!HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL THE MOMS IN THE WORLD!!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

willa, the fickle minded mom of food trip friday

I feel honored to being asked to host the Blog Party today by a fellow blogger ,RJ Mama.She's the brain behind this weekly blog party and I personaly think that it is a brilliant idea. Not only it will help our blog to get more linky love but it will also help us, the bloggers in a personal level, in meeting more friends.

Anyway, enough with my lousy attempt to break the ice, that's another reason why I don't do a real world party. I'm not good at it, whenever I got invited, I usually end up in a corner and just enjoying myself watching people do crazy stuff.But this one is a party I think I can handle.

Here we go, I started blogging way back in 2002-2003. Around those times, blogging are very very simple. My blog was hosted by blogspot, the best platform for beginners. Back then, some blogger used to pay so their blog will be ads-free, but now,it's the other way around,we get paid,so our blogs have ads. :D. My blog usually consist of my senseless thoughts and ideas, a post of my favorite songs, favorite recipe, or whatever cute stuff I found online. Then I stopped blogging when my youngest was born in 2005 then I decided to make a comeback in 2007 when me and the boys went back to Manila for vacation. I feel bored and I thought maybe I can do blogging again.

I was very surprised how the blogosphere change in such a short span of time during my absence. Most of my BFF (Blogging Friend Forever :D ) are talking about blogging for money, then there's the meme all over, there's a "blog party" here and there among other things.That's when I decided to create my another first blog called FickleMinded and also accept my first paid posting job thru the referral of my long time online friend whom I meet thru a public forum.Why FickleMinded?It's a long story but if you are a woman,I guess you already know the answer. :D.Since then, I started or somewhat restarted my blogging life again and this time,I'm more serious than before, at least I think I am :D. This,I consider as my personal blog, most of the post, if not all, is all about Me,Myself and I :yes:

After another few months, I also decided to make a photoblog which I called PixelMinded this time.Like I said,memes are now very common and I love doing it. So I created this photoblog just for that purpose alone,plus I started enjoying photography but the photograhpy doesn't seem to enjoy me, especially when I bought my first DSLR back in 2009.This year,I also joined an all-year round meme called Project 365.You were about to post one picture a day,but the lazy me is now only on it's 42nd Project :D. If you will see all my pictures, just remember, I only said,I like photography, it doesn't mean I'm good at it. :D

Also the same year, my parenting blog was created to documents my parenting journey with my two boys and I came up with the name, SmartMommy . That's the blog where I jot down my life as a parents, especially raising two boys, raised them with the combination of American and Filipino cultures. And no,I'm not that smart, but my boys are and they are trying to outsmart me from time to time but never succeeded anyway. :D It's a tough job but I coudn't have it the other way.:D

After being in a blogging world again for more than two years,I met and found more friend with common interest, to keep the friendship alive, I create and hosted a meme of my own. It's a weekly food meme called, Food Trip Friday, april of 2009, and no,I'm not a good cook, my cooking only taste better if you are starving to death, :D. For the first few weeks, there's only 10 of us,bloggers,who shared our love for food, after a year, the participants is now more than 30 and each week, we discover something new and feels like we travel the world,hence the title, Food Trip.:yes:
And the last but not the least, since talking err blogging is now my favorite thing to do and thought that those blogs are not enough to express everything I want to say,I created this blog last February.:yes: Just in case you are wondering what happen to my first blog ever, I don't know,I already forgot my logging info and I think blogspot delete it due to inactivity.

So,there you go, party's over people, move on with your life and I hope I didn't bored you to death reading my post. Let's drink to that!


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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

mhel, the techie entrepreneur

Hello everyone! I'm Mhel a.k.a. blankPixels of Just Another Pixel.

I'm currently hosting my first ever blog contest over on my blog - Make a Wish. Check out the prizes and mechanics on the contest page.

As of now, I am maintaining 3 blogs:


Just Another Pixel - My personal blog where I write about my experiences and things that interest me. I also share tutorials/guides here like how to setup scrolling blogroll on Blogger, how setup scrolling comments on Blogger, and how to setup domains in Moniker.

Pinay Online Money Maker - My blog about how I make money online. I write articles and guides on my favorite online money-making programs/websites. This blog is dedicated to newbies as I make sure the guides are as detailed as possible. I also post my income/payment proofs here.

Certified Foodies - This is still a new blog. I share this food blog with my life partner Mai and my brother Kenneth. It's all about our love for food.

I've been blogging since 2004, but most of my posts were exclusive. I started Just Another Pixel in 2008. I don't know a lot of bloggers yet intimately, but that's one of my New Year's resolution this 2010 - to meet and get to know more bloggers, especially those that I follow silently.

Enough about my blogging. Let me share some things about ME. I've been with my life partner Mai (yes, a girl, too) for over 4 years now. She's a Cebuana and I'm a pure Manilenya. We are both technically experienced and knowledgeable about computers so we decided to stop working in call centers (my last job was a Team Leader in Cebu) and manage our own business - an internet cafe. We spend most of our days in front of our computers because of our business. However, we make sure we find time for ourselves to go on a "date" monthly.

I am a dog lover, along with the rest of my family and my partner Mai. We've got 4 dogs at home - Choco, Negra (formerly known as Minzy), Levi and Stacie.

I'm a big fan of hit series NCIS, Glee, House, Fringe and Grey's Anatomy. I also love reality TV shows Survivor, American Idol, America's Next Top Model, and Project Runway.

Lastly, I'm proud to say that it's over a year since my last stick of cigarette. Yes, I've quit smoking and I'm now in my quest to losing the weight and everything's going according to plan.

Thank you for taking the time in reading my post. Join my blog contest, aight?
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Monday, May 3, 2010

sansan or realm (to her online buddies)

I’ve always thought that I can stay anonymous online – at least by name. I’ve been blogging since 2004 but I only share my blog with my family and close friends. As I get to meet new people though, I came to realize that there are things that I can only sincerely share with my online buddies if they at least know what to call me aside from my usual handle name. After jumping from one blog hosting site to another and then from one domain to another, I finally settled down when I found the domain name that I think fits me perfectly.

Realm of a Dreamer - Although most of my friends call me by my nick, Sansan, most of my online buddies call me realm (from realmofadreamer). Why Dreamer? I’m idealist and the type of person who prefers to stay in her fantasy world not caring if that world is impossible to happen in reality. Realm of a Dreamer is my home in cyber world. Although I don’t share every detail of my life, at least I share those experiences worth sharing hoping that people will be inspired by my story, will learn from my mistakes and will share their experiences with me.

Aside from my personal blog, I also have several blogs where I discuss specific niche (though not always updated). These blogs are part of my “experiment” in SEO-ing. *lol*

Learn and Make Money Online – this is where I put my experiences when it comes to making money online.

The Peregrinator – I think of myself as a peregrinator/wanderer and hoping find beautiful places around the world (yep! One of my goals is to be able to travel around the world!)

Events, Contests and Freebies - I always encounter new friends who are nice enough to share sites giving out freebies, or friends who host events or contests online or offline and hoping that I’ll be able to help them by posting about their events online.

Fashion and Beauty Craze – there are times when I also go crazy about a dress, bag or shoes.

After everything I’ve written down, there’s only one more important thing to do so please bear with me. I’d like to thank rjsmama for inviting me to be a blog party host.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Love Is My Word ... jona (aka wife of ben affleck)

Hi Gayz! Clap your hands everybody! I'm your host for today's party! (That rhymes) Yey! :D

My name is Jona, Jonalyn for long. I'm married to Ben Affleck the most awesome man in the world and we have two boys as the fruit of our love. You'll surely know more about them in my blogs ;)

our most recent family pic

I started blogging in 2006. Sadly, I wasn't able to keep my first blog. Then I learned that I could earn through blogging. I'm already a SAHM by then. So came the birth of my new blog in January 2008, a month after I had a new baby boy.

It's a mom blog. A wifey blog. A food-lover's and a traveller's blog. Everything about me so it's an everything-under-the-sun blog.

In an attempt to create a niche blog about health, Science and technology, I made a new one of my interest. I notice though that it doesn't look like how I planned it to be. It's ok. In the world of blogging there's no pressures from the boss. We're the boss!

I'm taking this opportunity, (by the way, my big thanks to RJ's Mama for inviting me here :D) to have a formal launching of my new blog. It's been here for 2 months but it's now in a new design and hosting.

This blog became the home of With Love Wednesday. A meme about the things we love in life. I love the word "love". Obvious?

With Love Wednesday

To coincide with the launching of Heartifying and my birthday on May 23, I'm having a simple treat! All of you are invited to join! Visit my blog for more details.

Having two blogs either made me more addicted to blogging or maybe it's the result of my addiction to. What do we call those who have 5 or 7 blogs? LOL. I can go through the day without combing my hair. But it hurts me not to be able to blog in a day. But there were many days I need to put blogging aside. Anyway, what do we blog about if not for the real world?

P.S. I love comments. Inbound and outbound.
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