Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Getting a Home You Always Dreamed Of

I reckon that most families thought that owning a house can really be a dream come true. I remember in the late 80’s when my dad told us that we’ll finally build our new house. What a joy to hear and know that my parents’ wish will finally become a reality in no time. Though there are some hiccups along the way in the construction, my late dad who is an engineer was able to pull it through. We’re all very much ecstatic to see our new house and moving there was exciting and pure bliss. 

Construction of a house can be finished in just few months as long as you have a competent builder/contractor and of course the money budget. However, not all families are capable of building their own house from scratch like what my parents had done. I know families would love to have one but since not all are financially stable or prepared. Some just resort in renting a house or an apartment/flat and just settle paying monthly dues. Regular income wage earners that solely get their payments and family expenses on their salaries mostly can’t afford to build or buy a house to settle. 

The COVID-19 pandemic that crippled every business including the real estate market and displaced a lot of workers added a major blow in everyone’s finances. It’s hard to even think how we all have managed to survived on those trying times. Also, how can anyone think of buying / constructing a new house or even getting a housing loan when your business is down and you are out of job during the pandemic. Ahhh.. what a burden. 

Now, that the world is slowing moving on and accepting covid-19 situation as part of our lives, we can breathe a little and the light at the end of the tunnel is becoming bright. A lot of businesses are back on its toes and workers are generally happy and excited to be back at work as well. The economy are gradually flourishing back again for many countries and workers can now save some money for their rentals or future house mortgage payments. 

Getting a housing loan can be an option but it should be considered a major financial decision on your part as a borrower. Different banks and or financial institutions have their own interest rates. Usually loans can be from 15-to 20 years payments and as a borrower, you need to calculate your monthly income and finances to be able to know if you have the means to pay the loans. You can figure your loan and start from there. 

Calculating loan payments and managing your finances are your best tools in getting a home that you are dreaming. Reading about some tips on getting mortgage rates can also help you on your decisions. Homebuyers also need to know that rushing in getting a home loan without proper thinking and financial capability can be a bad decision and can result in a great debt. So deep thinking should be considered. 

Lately, I have been thinking of renovating or extending part of our kitchen in our home. Since cooking and preparing food in our kitchen has become busy each, the small space is not conducive anymore in working around the area. That situation has led me into thinking that a renovation is much needed soon. However, I also need to consider my financial status right now in that way I can have a better decision if ever I’ll apply for a loan. Poor decision and planning on my part are not good options. 

So, let’s plan, research and aim for our home vision.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Finding Time to Enjoy a Hobby on Spare Time

Life can be pretty demanding most of the times that we occasionally tend to forget that we all need to calm down a bit and rest. A lot of us have many responsibilities and our minds are preoccupied with our own problems and worries most especially when the pandemic started. May we all be reminded that, having a “me time” or time for ourselves are much needed to keep us healthy since all-work and no fun will make us dull and unproductive. 

As a graphic artist, content creator and entrepreneur, I have to make it sure that I allot some time for myself to relax and have some fun. I usually do some gardening on the weekends if time permits and play with my cats and dog on my breaktime as I work-from-home. Also, as a K-pop fan, I collect merch of my fave idols and join some meet-ups; -this needs a separate post as I have a lot to talk about, and of course another fave of mine is to play board and online games. Playing games is not only a way to keep us entertained or kill boring times but also helps our mind to think more and focus on reasoning and strategy. Some games are complicated that requires a lot of time to play and plan but some games are basic yet still fun and amusing. 

There are even times that I playfully compete with my niece and nephew on a game that we all fond playing. One such game is the Letter Scramble  as this game can test our vocabulary and quick thinking. Letters will appear one by one and you need to create a word out of those letters then type and submit it, then scores will be shown. I have to be fast in creating a word in my mind or else the words will file up just what you saw on the image I have posted. There are 3 levels and it’s quite exciting and interesting to play. If you play it all the time, it will hone your skills in creating words instantly. Such a fun game indeed and definitely worth a try! 

 My nephew who is a certified game addict always needs to be entertained and challenge from all the games that he is playing. From simple card game, crossword puzzles, to complicated math games, he is up to a challenge. One time I asked him to play the Pirates and Treasures to test his skills in finding hidden objects and he seemed to like it. Puzzles are always exciting to play but can be frustrating at times if you can’t solve or find the missing word or objects. 

Another game that I like to play online is the Daily Maze that I enjoy.  There are 10x10, 15x15, or 20x20 grids to choose from. Just find the path that you think is correct then connect the 2 dots and you can choose to your game difficulty. Another fun part is that you can even print the puzzle. 

 Kids can also find this game amusing and enjoyable. It’s always nice to see them play games be it online or offline as they can learn and at the same time have fun. However, we also need to guide them and set a time schedule for playtime or else they will just play all day, which kids always love to do. Also, we don’t need to buy games anymore as there are free online games that we can easily take advantage of. 

We don’t need to be a pro-gamer because as long as we enjoy our time in playing games it’s already enough. Just in case you don’t have a hobby yet on your spare time, find what will make you happy, help you learn new things and will bring out your creative skill.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Things to Know About a Smoke Pump Tester

When looking for a smoke pump tester, you should consider how large the hole is. You should look for one that is six millimeters or larger. A smoke pump tester can pump a tiny amount of air, which can create pressure inside the system. Ideally, you should use a smoke tester on leaks that are not as large as this one. Whether it is a mini version or a full version will depend on your needs.

Detects unknown or external factors

The smoke pump tester is a simple instrument that measures the amount of electrical current produced in a gas detector by exposing it to an unknown gas concentration. The response factor is calculated by multiplying the detector response to a reference gas, usually isobutylene. The instrument has pre-programmed response factors for many different chemicals. Selecting the name of the gas identified on display will correct the readout automatically.

Is it a mini or rapid regression test

Regression testing is vital for maintaining the quality of a product or application. Developers must perform this procedure to ensure that a new feature or addition does not impact previously tested code. Changing a single line of code can cause significant problems, so it is essential to perform this type of testing to catch these issues. The purpose of regression testing is to ensure that the new code is compatible with the existing code so that if any problems arise, they can be fixed before the customer experiences them.

While regression tests are designed to detect bugs that would affect the performance of the product or application, exploratory testing may be used to find new problems. For example, if an experimental test is conducted, it might be a mini regression test. This kind of testing helps determine whether the system works correctly in different environments. A smoke test will determine if the build is stable and conforms to the requirements. If it fails, it will signify that it is not ready for formal testing.

Is it compliant with ASTM, D2156?

Smoke pump testers are devices used to measure the volume of smoke produced by combustion processes. They are available in various versions, including portable models. Each tester is characterized by its ability to measure a range of different emissions, including airborne particulate matter (PM), soot, and carbon monoxide. Typically, smoke pump testers are used in a gas or oil burner and are approved for commercial and residential applications by the corresponding standards.


Purchasing a smoke pump tester is a worthwhile investment for any automotive mechanic. A device is a versatile tool that allows mechanics to perform multiple tests on multiple components in an engine. Typically, it's attached to the spark plug port, but it can also be connected to the oil filter cap or intake manifold for simultaneous diagnostics. A leaky piston or ring often causes smoke and could indicate a piston or ring issue. In addition, modern vehicles have complex exhaust systems that can be difficult to access using traditional methods.

The most popular smoke pump tester is the heavy-duty Testo manual, allowing engineers to identify even the most minor leaks. It can also find multiple leaks at one time, saving them a lot of money. Prices range from $10 to $75 and vary depending on location, type of vehicle, and local regulations. Some cities require smoke pump tests, but not all. For more information, read the reviews about smoke pump testers to find the best one for your vehicle.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

My Printed BTS Permission to Dance CInemaTicket

Finally, got my ticket printed at SM Cinema Taytay yesterday. There’s no problem with my purchased BTS PTD Live Streaming on March 12, 2022. The ticket was printed in a swift after showing the email confirmation, QR code with booking or reference no. at iPay88 email and valid ID. The lady told me that a physical ticket is really need to enter the cinema. 

 Here are some advice that the lady in the ticket counter said: 

1. Avoid the ticket to get wet, lost or crumpled because they can only print that only ONCE. 

2. As much as possible, try to have the ticket printed much earlier before 12th at the cinema branch where you bought it online to avoid long lines and hassle. Although you can have it printed on March 12th, but expect long lines. Try to be there early if you are far because it’s a pain if your are still in the line when the streaming is starting already. Yay! 

 3. If you did not receive any QR code but you are billed, and especially you have no seat number, quickly go to the branch to confirm if you got the slot. They will also help you to fix any problem you have with your online booking.

 4. If you have QR code but don’t have the reference no. or booking ID then it’s also a problem. 

 Ok ARMYs, I hope you have your physical tickets now and see you at the cinema. I only got the 8:45 pm slot but it’s ok . better than nothing! So excited to watch our boys on big screen!

Sunday, February 6, 2022

The Benefits of Microblading

Everybody wants brows that look amazing from the time they wake up to the time they go to bed, but without a lot of work, that often isn't possible. Of course, that's why so many people are turning to microblading. A form of semi-permanent makeup, microblading allows a permanent makeup artist to draw every brow hair by hand, implanting pigmentation into the skin at the same time to create a refined look. There are many benefits.


The Results Are Long-Lasting

Finding the best microblading Long Island NY means finding long-lasting results. The process, which is not invasive, provides a permanent tattoo for your eyebrows that only needs to be retouched every 2-3 years. This means you spend more time looking fabulous and less time in front of the mirror trying to perfect drawing on your own eyebrows.

The Results Look Natural

Unless you are a makeup artist yourself, drawing on your eyebrows often leaves them looking less than natural. When you have a professional makeup artist provide microblading as a solution, most people will never be able to tell the difference between your natural brows and the microbladed ones. Whether you're spending the day in the office or out at an evening event, you'll always look like you just came from the salon. 

The Process Is Quick

When most people think of cosmetic procedures, they imagine hours under the knife and days in bandages. That isn't the case with microblading. You'll be ready to get back to work and to your other daily routines as soon as your microblading appointment is over. There may be some redness and slight swelling, but there will not be bruising or the need to wear bandages for days.

Microblading is quick, nearly painless, and an excellent way to save time and money overall, since you won't need to spend hours at the salon or in front of the mirror getting eyebrows you love anymore. Always schedule your appointment with reputable microbladers who are licensed and insured.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Things Women Can Do To Protect Themselves From Predators

Are you a woman looking for more ways to protect yourself when you have to go out in public? Unfortunately, there are a lot of unsavory people in the world who are waiting to mug or attack the next unsuspecting woman. Luckily, there are some things you can do to ward off attackers and thieves. Seeking help and instruction from the right professionals can help you defend yourself if you're ever in a bad situation.

Carry a Gun

One of the best ways for a person to protect themselves from attackers is to carry a firearm. Many states allow people to carry a gun as long as it is visible. Although this works in some places, it doesn't work for everyone. Sometimes carrying a gun that's not visible can be a little safer. If you've already purchased a firearm and have learned to use it properly, then the next step is to get some gear to carry it with you. One way you can find the right kind of apparel is to look at companies that provide items such as concealed carry options for women.

Take a Self-Defense Class

Sometimes, taking a self-defense class is the best thing you can do when you're afraid of potential predators. These classes teach people how to defend themselves if ever in a physical altercation. These classes not only give the students the physical tools to protect themselves in a fight, but they can also instill a sense of self-confidence. When you can strengthen your confidence, it makes it feel much easier to get through things.

Use a Camera

Especially for people who drive for ride-share services, it helps to keep a security camera in your car. This could record incidents and make your customers less likely to start trouble.

There are many things you can do to strengthen your self-confidence and ward off predators.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Share Bodysuits That Make You Plump

Having plump buttocks is the dream of many, and Sculptshe will help you in achieving that. Yes, plump bodies are in trend these days, and styling clothing on such bodies is just so unique and perfect. But, not everyone is blessed with that perfectly plump body. Some might have cellulite issues and some overflowing fat, making you look more towards the fatter side and less towards the chubby side. A plump body means that you do not look extra skinny, and some parts of your body must enhance your body. Plump body means having an uplifted butt and breast. Not everyone loves slim bodies now. The trends have been changed.

Getting plump is not accessible if you are naturally skinny. You need to take care of some of the things like diet and doing a bunch of exercises. You should also apply skin-plumping serums, which will make your body look smooth and soft. Above all that, you need a bodysuit that uplifts your chubby parts and makes them more prominent to achieve that hourglass figure. An hourglass figure is ideal for plump bodies. Now, styling those leggings in winter is not going to be a problem. You are going to slay in the Sculptshe bodysuits.

Sculptshe has designed several bodysuits and double belt waist trainer that will make your body smooth and uplift it. It will give an instant plump look. Without working out and changes in diet, you get that look in second what else do you need? Bodies are precious, and taking care of them is essential; otherwise, they will get worn out. Keep your bodies well maintained with Sculptshe. 

Sculptshe Hip Enhancer Tummy Control Shapewear 

Sculptshe Hip Enhancer Tummy Control Shapewear

 The curve of your buttocks is considered to be the measure of the sexiness of a woman. From its name and image, it is evident that this shapewear enhances that buttocks curve imparting a beautiful finish to your body. It is a bodysuit for all occasions, and every woman can use it. It also has an open crotch design which allows you to use the restroom easily. It will lift your butt in the sexiest way that you will think that you are the sexiest woman alive. The material is flexible and breathable. Comfort is not lost while wearing this bodysuit. It will make your booty plump and give an overall chubby look. It also flattens the stomach. It also has an easy hook locking system. 

Sculptshe Body Sculpt Backless Shapewear

Sculptshe Body Sculpt Backless Shapewear

This bodysuit is made up of high-quality skin-friendly material, which contains 82% nylon and 18% LYCRA. The material is soft and breathable. It is backless, so it is easy to wear under revealing clothes. The material is tight around the edges of the hips and thinner on the buttocks, which provides butt-lift making you look chubby. It has an open gusset design that makes it restroom convenient. The straps are also adjustable. Variable sizes are available. You can choose according to your comfort.

Sculptshe 3 Row Hooks Waist Trimmer

Sculptshe 3 Row Hooks Waist Trimmer 

Trimming the waistline is the ultimate way to show the rest of your body plump and bulky. A flat and slim tummy is considered to be an ideal beauty standard for women. If you are also into achieving that lean belly, give this belt a try and get a lesser waistline within seconds. The strap is adjustable as it has three rows of hooks. You can fit it according to your size. The fabric is three-layered, but it is skinny that it will not be visible under your clothes. It also improves posture and helps you get rid of back pain.

Sculptshe Latex Waist Trainer Sport Vest With Three Belts

Sculptshe Latex Waist Trainer Sport Vest With Three Belts

This is a must-have if you practice exercises daily. It will make your chest and buttocks plump while you work out and burn more belly fat. It has a zip design which makes it easy to wear and easy to take off product. It has three belt design that enhances the support to your back while working out. It is also nine steel boned, which keeps your back straight, eventually resulting in improved posture. It can also be used for the protection of the spine if you have weak bones. Add this to your gym wear. It can also be worn casually.

All these products are available on the site, and discounts are also available on best shapewear bodysuits. Get yourself the most suitable bodysuits or shapewear and enhance your body. Uplift your butt and give a classy plump look. Each product has a 5-star rating, and all our customers are happy with the bodysuits they have been using. Buy yours now, and do not forget to leave the review once you try them out!

Sunday, January 23, 2022


late post 

Last Dec. 13, 2021, I celebrated my 1st ARMYVERSARY - Anniversary of being an ARMY (BTS' fandom).

After recovering from COVID around September 2020 and still heartbroken fr the death of my 11-yr old dog, Youtube led me to the Ellen show on Dec 13, 2020 where they (BTS) are guests (Ellen makes 'friends' with BTS epi -2017) and I said ... oh ito pala yung BTS na naririnig ko sa mga teenagers.. 

Watched few more videos and their ON performance at the Grand Central by Jimmy Kimmel show made me hooked on them. Funny thing is that, I have to note their names and put descriptions of them so i can remember who is who hahaha.. old myself that I will only buy the Esquire magazine and that's it. Haha I was wrong.. budol is neverending pala sa fandom na ito! and now , I,'m selling pa nga bts and bt21 merch etc sa shopee haha. -

- Dynamite era ARMY -

- Jimin bias but super love all of them as they make me feel young, and happy !!!! 

- at 54, never thought that I'd be hooked admiring these 7 talented, passionate, compassionate, awesome, handsome, funny and crazy guys. Happy to have been part of this fandom.

THANKS to my army friends Aiz Carmela and Monique Azores for inviting me here and becoming my ARMY besties.. !

@teamtitajen It's my 1st ARMYversary! I'm a Dynamite era ARMY! so happy to have known these talented, passionate, compassionate, awesome funny guys! #BTS #btsarny ♬ Dynamite luv - a

Digital real estate selling made easy by Lumina Homes; commission rate increases 6%

Real estate is one of the few industries that thrived during the pandemic. But as with other sectors, only brands that can quickly adapt to full digitalization and drive online sales can see light in the post-pandemic world. 

Lumina Homes, the ever-innovative housing brand for the middle-income Filipino, continues to be at the forefront of digital real estate selling. 

Not only has the company become a go-to brand for homeowners and investors during the lockdowns, it has also been offering a unique opportunity for candidate sellers. 

Aside from providing regular training and webinars about digitization in the real estate industry, Lumina continues to provide digital tools that make home selling easier to its partner sales network. 

Lumina Homes Online 

The one-stop-shop online reservation portal makes it simple for accredited brokers and sales agents to hold the preferred unit on behalf of their customers. Once the seller has reserved units in the available inventories for their clients, Lumina Homes will automatically send a reservation payment link to their email addresses. 

An Interactive Project Map also allows both buyers and sellers to view Lumina Homes’ available units in the subdivision map. This gives them a better idea of the unit’s exact location within the subdivision, similar to how you reserve a plane or theater seat when making an online reservation. 

Lumina Online University

Gone are the days when candidate sellers and partners travel to Lumina’s physical offices to formalize their training. 

Today, they can receive their certifications in the comfort of their homes by attending Lumina Online University’s two-level learning course. The Beginner's Course includes modules about the Fundamentals of Lumina Homes and Lumina Online Training System Guide, while the Advanced Course includes modules about Recruitment and Training, Facebook Marketing, and Digital Marketing.

 Sellers’ Portal 

All the mentioned digital tools can be accessed through the Lumina Sellers’ Portal—everything a seller needs to know about Lumina Homes’ condo units or house and lot packages. It’s also where sellers can track upcoming events and activities, promos, and ongoing sellers’ incentives. They can also check pricing updates, view maps, see a complete directory of Lumina offices and site locations nationwide. 

Lumina Homes takes pride in introducing these sellers’ portal even before the pandemic happened, a proof of its forward-thinking characteristic that it wishes to extend to its sellers. 

As such, site visits or trippings are easily scheduled online, which can also be done through 3D virtual tours, to the excitement of interested homeseekers during the lockdowns.

Virtual Tours and Online Appointments 

Lumina is equipped with a virtual 360-degree house tour of its best-selling homes, so sellers and homebuyers can have a walk-through of their home models online. Homeseekers, with the assistance of their brokers or agents, can easily search for their dream home through Lumina's digital solutions. They can choose from virtual home and subdivision tours, book online appointments, and pay through digital wallets and digital banking. 

Lumina Homes’ official website, www.lumina.com.ph is an effective venue to explore its best-selling home models in 3D: Angelique at 35 square meters with two-bedroom and one carport provision, and Angeli at 42 square meters with three-bedroom and one carport provision. 

There’s also a virtual tour of Lumina’s signature showcase area, which offers a preview of a Lumina Homes community. Earn more at Lumina Homes Lumina Homes has recently increased the commission rate by 6% for its partner sales network, on top of other perks and promos, such as “Complete It to Win It,” where sellers can get additional cash incentives as they guide their buyers through the homeownership journey. 

Be an accredited seller of Lumina Homes today! Register at https://sellers-portal.lumina.com.ph/accreditation or contact (0917) 629-6523.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

FBN 10th Annual Christmas Party: A fun-filled and meaningful day

The Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN), one of the most active Philippine-Based community of bloggers and influencers in the country, held its 10th Annual Christmas Party virtually last December 12. 

FBN currently has almost 2,000 members around the country and continues to expand as it provides a venue for Filipino bloggers to interact with other members even those based overseas. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from several brands are co-admins Divine RC and Richard Mamuyac and Lariza Garcia. 

The yearly event serves as a venue to reacquaint with fellow members around the country, celebrate the holiday season and create great new memories. Just like last year, the gathering was conducted online and livestreamed within the official FBN group page. Aside from the exciting prizes given away during the games and raffle draws, a couple of members received financial assistance to support them in their family medical emergency. Indeed, it was both a fun-filled and meaningful day at the same time. 

Different PR groups and brands and individual sponsors were acknowledged during the event for supporting the online community in 2021 and hopefully for more years to come. 

This year’s virtual event sponsors are Pro-Solutions, Cebuana Llhuillier, Glorious Blend, Salgado PR, i55 Talent House, Rex Education, Gur Lavi Corporation (Telavi); CAT PR, Goodah!, Pacific Sunrise, M2.0 Communications, ROAR Agile, GPS TV, BIOCOCO, Rep. Eric Yap, Rep. Ronnie Ong, Rep. Mike Defensor, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, and a number of generous FBN members. 

With the great support and opportunities that FBN received this year from partners companies and brands, the group is looking forward to more campaigns and activities that members can join and engage with in the coming new year. Let us claim that 2022 will be a better year for all of us. 

Cheers for more success and blessings!