May 27, 2020

Nothing is Impossible

Photo not mine. Credits to the owner.

In this period of time wherein I spent all of my time at home due to lock down made me feel a lot of stuff like worries, uncertainty, sadness, boredom, etc. But yesterday's good news gave me hope and made me realize that nothing is impossible as long as you work hard for it and pray for it. I am excited for the next chapter in my life and I am looking forward that this pandemic will end soon and everything will go back to normal.

By the way, unm√∂glich is a German word for impossible and m√∂glich is possbile.

Villa Antonio de Dave Resort and Leisure Park

It was way back 2014 when we visited this resort. I guess there's already some changes now but I think this resort is worth visiting especially for families since there are a lot of other things they offer other than swimming.

They have a lot of swimming pools which is good during summer time because there are a lot of people during this season. If a resort has only one pool, it will be jam packed and it's not really a good idea to go swimming in it.

They also have some animals here. As far as I can remember, they also have wild boars. Just be careful with the monkey sitting on the tree. I had an unforgettable moment with that. Since I was small, I did not expect that the monkey could grab my hair. So I just passed by under the tree where he is sitting when suddenly the monkey pulled my hair. I really got scared that I yelled so loud. Good thing I was able to let go immediately. Out of panic, my slipper got broken. Hahaha!

I also saw some tents which I think are from the other guests. This is a fun activity especially for children.

Behind me is a fish pond. I'm not just sure if guests can do fishing here.

We checked this Ifugao house and took some selfies. 

For more inquiries, here's their Facebook page: Villa Antonio De Dave Resort and Leisure Farm

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post.

May 26, 2020

Could Blogging Be a Full Time Career for You?

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We’re in the midst of a worldwide pandemic and increasing numbers of us are spending increasing amounts of time at home. Unless you’re a keyworker, chances are you can’t go to work and you may have found yourself sitting at home not really doing an awful lot. This has encouraged many of us to turn our minds to different ways we can make money from home. Whether this is with the intention of tiding yourself over until the end of the pandemic, or whether you’re enjoying spending more time at home and would like to wave goodbye to the commuting lifestyle, the nine to five and uncomfortable work uniforms.  Now, there are, of course, many ways you can earn money from home. But a particularly enjoyable one that might appeal to you is blogging! Here’s everything you need to know on the subject!

Can Blogging Really Be a Career?

Many of us associate blogging with personal activities. Something that we do in our free time for fun. A hobby. But the past few years have seen a significant rise in the number of people who are turning blogging into a full time career and who are making a pretty impressive income from the activity!

How Do Bloggers Make Money?

Put simply, bloggers make most of their money through advertising. Companies want to place their products and services in places where their target demographic are looking. If they want to sell their product to the people they realise are reading your blog, they’re going to want to make sure their products appear somewhere on your blog. This way, your readers will see them and may be tempted to purchase them. It’s as simple as that! Here are the three main ways bloggers can make money from the ads on their blogs.

On-Page Ads

If you build your blog up enough, chances are you’ll get a pretty broad readership. This could extend from your friends and family to a worldwide audience. Any company that’s looking to show off their goods is going to be drawn to the space that is your blog! This is why they may reach out to you and pay you to advertise their products in the banners of your webpage, through pop ups on your blog or in ad spaces between your posts.

Sponsored Posts

You may also be asked to create a sponsored post in exchange for payment. This will essentially mean that you get paid by a company to write up a blog post that endorses one of their products. It will generally involve complimenting and recommending the product to your readership. This could influence your readers to make a purchase and will make the company money. Let’s look at a few examples. If you run a beauty blog, a makeup company could pay you to write a good review of one of their latest lipsticks. If you have a travel blog, a company might pay you to stay at and review their hotel. If you run a fitness blog, a brand may want you to promote their home gym equipment or gym wear.

On-Site Merchandise

If you’re extremely popular, you may begin to get a fan base. If this is the case, you can create your own merchandise, which you can sell through a store on your blog. This is a simple way to make direct money from sales!

Creating a High Quality Blog

If this all sounds good to you, it’s time to get started. Now, there are plenty of free blogging platforms out there, but if you want to be seen as professional or serious, you could probably do with setting up your own website. This will involve working with a web designer, a web developer and perhaps a UX designer (or “user experience” designer). These professionals can all work together to create a page that’s not only appealing, but also functional for your readers. You’ll have to focus on all sorts of areas. From creating a logo to settling on a colour scheme, selecting a font, splitting your page into subpages with different categories and subcategories and learning things like what is card sorting in UX. Once your blog is created, you can start coming up with some content!

Choosing an Area of Specialism

The first step towards creating great content is to choose an area of specialism. People want to know what they’ll be getting when they come to your blog. If you regularly jump from one topic to another, you’ll find it hard to maintain a base of loyal readers who check in regularly. There are various blog categories out there that you might like to look into. Some of the most popular include fashion, hair, makeup, lifestyle, travel, business, parenting, news and more. You could, of course, go more niche if you like!

Creating a Schedule

As well as consistency in subject matter, readers tend to like consistency in the time and dates of your posts. So, come up with a schedule. How regularly are you going to post? You want to keep people engaged, but you don’t want to overwhelm them. Most will settle on every other day. Sure, this may seem like a lot. But you need to treat this like a career if you’re going to profit from it like a career. Try to post at the same time when you do post. Evenings are generally best, as people are home from work and able to actually check in and read.

As you can see, there really is a lot to take into account when it comes to blogging professionally. It may take a little time to get up and running and it will take some time to build a regular readership. But patience is a virtue and can really pay off when it comes to this!

May 8, 2020

Our Aspin Dogs

These are just throwback pictures of our two Aspin dogs when they were still puppies. This was taken last 2014. I find them really cute here so I want to post them on my blog.

Meet Margaux and Pumba, they are now grown up dogs. When they were just puppies, they were really naughty and they used destroy a lot of things inside the house. 

They loved to play and they used to run around the house. 

May 3, 2020

Spending Summer during Lockdown

Well most of us are supposed to be planning where to go this summer and most resorts are jampacked with people. But this year, it's the other way around. Most of us stay at home because of the lockdown. We must stay at home to be safe and avoid getting the virus or become a carrier. It's just sad that unexpectedly, our normal lives have changed because of COVID-19. But still, I am hoping that this will be over soon and we can be back to our daily stuff. 

Anyways, if there is no COVID-19, maybe I'm out picking my favorite mango. We have a mango tree at our yard. But unfortunately, I am not staying at our house now so I don't get to do mango picking. In this picture, we went to a friends place wherein they have lots of mango trees on their yard. The mango trees are so short that we can reach the fruits easily.

Of course, we would also go swimming instead of staying at home. This is Poracay resort in Pampanga. I went there with my friends last 2014.

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