Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Winners of the 2011 Philippine Blog Awards

Last Dec. 3, 2011, the Philippine Blog Awards announced their 2011 winners in different categories. The Philippine Blog Awards is an annual event to recognize the outstanding blogs in the Filipino blogging community. The first awards were given out in 2007, in an event that was attended by more than 200 bloggers and participants.

For 2011, there were 26 major categories.  A few of these awards were the best personal blog, the best humor blog, best beauty and fashion blog, best travel blog, the best blog design, best business blog and best entertainment blog.

If you want to find out more, these hubs provide short descriptions of each of the winner - blogs. You have to read all of them to find out who won in each of the 26 categories. Due to the number of winners (which will result to like 3,000 words or more), the writer / hubber opted to write three, instead of one, hubs. So here are their links:




To the winners, congratulations! To the readers, thank you very much for taking the time to read and to support these blogs.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Wolf Rings, Computer Tablets, Tablet PCs, Coffee Makers, Anyone?

Well, this month has been a busy one for me. I have published 5 hubs so far, 4 of them for Amazon products. I will feature the fifth one in my next blog post.

For the four Amazon - inspired hubs, the first one is the single cup coffee maker. These coffee makers are for those who love to drink a cup of coffee anytime during the day but doesn't want to waste the remaining coffee or re - heat it. These single cup coffee makers are portable, stylish looking and affordable.

The second pertains to my first (and so far only) Christmas gift hub for this year. It features Tablet PCs from Amazon.com. These are portable tablet computers that you can now see everywhere you go. Brands featured in this hub include HP, Acer, Asus, Blackberry, Toshiba and Motorola.

The third is all about computer pen tablets, also from Amazon.com. Computer pen tablets are those external devices one can use to write and to draw on. These are great for graphics designer and those who are artistic. These devices are slim ones so you can take them anywhere you go.

The fourth hub is about wolf rings.  This one is the odd hub in all the hubs featured in this blog post. I thought about this hub because I've always been fascinated with wolves and when I looked over Amazon.com, I really liked their selection of wolf rings. Some are tribal, some are sterling silver, some are stainless steel rings, but they all depict this majestic animal in all its glory.

Well, those are my first 4 hubs for this month. Hope you enjoy reading them as I've enjoyed writing them.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

How Many Ways Can You Eat Durian?

Durian is one of those fruits that a person can either hate or love. There's no in - between, either you love it or you hate it. Those who hate durian will not go anywhere near this fruit. But those who love it? Hmmmm, just try to stop them and you certainly won't like the results.

Eating the durian fruit is quite an experience. But then again, eating the fruit is not the only way you can eat durian. There are a lot of ways, and nine of them are featured in this hub, 10 Ways to Eat Durian.

So let me count the ways featured in that hub.

First is of course, the fruit.

The next two are beverages - durian coffee and durian shake, both of which I've tried out in Davao City.

Then the next seven are all desserts (mmmmm!). You have the durian muffin, the durian candy, the durian egg tart, the durian pie, the durian cheesecake, the durian ice cream and the durian pancake.

If you're not a fan of durian, I suggest you start first with the durian candy. Some had hardly any taste of durian (but they still have the smell). Or if you love ice cream, go for the durian ice cream. Then gradually eat those dessert items with more durian taste in them (like the cheesecake and the pie). Then go up to durian coffee, durian shake and finally, durian fruit.

Oh and by the way, the picture above is courtesy of this site - http://www.quinnsupport.com/durian-better-than-the-papaya-and-watermelon-1768.html. Ciao and have fun eating durian!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hush, Hush vs. Twilight

Perhaps the biggest phenomenon right now, in terms of novels (and movies) for young ones (and the young at heart) is the Twilight series. If you've read the novel or watched the movie, you'll know what I'm talking about.

I'm not going into the details on why I think this series is so popular. I mean who can resist a mysterious immortal falling in love with a damsel in distress (who happens to be a mortal)?

But there's another novel right now that's being talked about, and that is Hush, Hush. It's like Twilight in the sense that the male character is also an immortal (although he is a fallen angel, not a vampire) and the female character is a mortal who happens to be in danger all the time (much like Bella). But then again, there's more to Hush, Hush than being another Twilight copycat.

This hub provides a rundown of the similarities and differences between these two novels. Suffice it to say that it cannot be denied that the two are similar in certain cases. However, they also have their differences and these differences, without a doubt, make each one of them special in their own way. Hope you enjoy reading this hub as I enjoyed reading the two books. Thanks!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thong Sandals for This Summer

It's summer time once again (well, at least for some parts of the world). Time to hit the beach, the poolside and generally, have fun.

What better way to have fun this summer than to ensure that you wear the most comfortable footwear there is. Yep, I'm talking about thong sandals. And not just any thong sandals - thong sandals that are in the bestselling list of Amazon.

I wrote the first hub, Amazon's Bestselling Women's Thong Sandals, a few days ago. I couldn't help but feel that I just want to add everything on My Cart and buy all of them. Those are some great choices, great designs, cute colors and they all look comfortable and easy to wear too.

Not content with the hub about women's thong sandals, I published the Amazon's Bestselling Men's Sandals barely 24 hours ago. I know I'm not a man nor do I have big feet to fit on one of those men's sandals. But I do know that they look just as interesting as the women's thong sandals. I'm hard pressed to hide these wonderful products from my husband just in case he gets it into his head to buy one of those sandals.

So, whether it is men's sandals or women's thong sandals, I really hope you will find what's best for you. Have a happy summer!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Franchises: Advantages, Disadvantages and Things to Consider

Franchises are the 'in' thing nowadays in the business world. In fact, in my country, there's never a better year (or decade) than this one to go into franchise. Notwithstanding the financial crisis, franchised business are springing up left and right.

So, are you one of those who are interested in getting a franchise for your business? Are you ready to become a franchisee? In this hub, I wrote about the things that one needs to consider before getting a franchise.  They're actually more on questions that you need to ask yourself before even pursuing any franchised business.

Before going for a franchise, you may want to know about the advantages and disadvantages of franchising. Forewarned is forearmed and franchising is no exception. You may have the guts, you may have the money, you may have the brains but still, if franchising is not meant for you and you don't have the passion for it, then nothing can make you successful in it.

So good luck. I hope you find the right franchise for you.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

For the 2010 Philippine Elections

Two months from now, we'll be choosing a new set of government officials, from the President, to the Vice - President, the Senators, the Congressmen, mayors down to the city councilors. I tell you it's no easy feat to choose the right candidate. Here are just some of the statistics - 9 presidential candidates, 7 vice presidential candidates, more than 60 candidates for senators. And those are just in the national level, what more in the local levels?

In recognition of these all - important elections, I have written two hubs to introduce and provide some information about the presidential and vice - presidential candidates. My hub on Meet the Philippines 2010 Presidential Candidates lists the nine presidential candidates. Nearly all of the candidates have political background. One is a son of a former president, another one is actually a former president (!), four are incumbent senators, one is a former cabinet secretary, one is a councilor (the youngest at the age of 40) while another one is from the private sector. Two of these candidates are running as independents and have no vice - presidential or senatorial candidates. Only one among these nine candidates is female.

My second hub on Meet the Philippines 2010 Vice - Presidential Candidates lists seven candidates, only one of whom is female. One is a current mayor of the business district of the country, two are senators, two served as heads of several government agencies, one is from the private sector and one comes from the entertainment industry.

This is a crucial time for our country as a lot of people are hankering for real changes that can make an impact in our lives. Choosing the right candidate will go a long way towards ensuring these real changes. So vote wisely and may the best candidate wins!