Hosting is Getting Expensive

I couldn’t be more grateful and happier of my current hosting. Since I subscribed with them three years ago, I have not had any problem with the service, well, except for some minor flaws in the past but that was immediately taken care of.

I have been blogging since 2008 up to this day but back then, I had free hosting. The domains cost was so cheap since I have had good income with my blogs. But I recently renewed my hosting and it cost me a whooping $155.88. Unlike three years ago, there were four of us shared the hosting so it was cheaper, until the three bloggers quit and the expense is all mine to keep these blogs running. And to make it worse, I don’t make money from my blogs anymore. If there are any, it will be like $45 a month.

Hosting and domain renewals sure cost money nowadays. It is almost disappointing that blogging is no longer reliable source of income for stay home moms like me. Things have changed over the years due to Google’s penalization to business who choose to have their site advertised on blogs.

With all that being said, I am having second thoughts whether to keep my blogs that have been on the internet since 2008 and continue to pay for costly domain and hosting renewals or just slowly kill them when the expiration dates are nearing? I have my first born’s blog that I started since she was only a few months in my belly, she is now 8 years old and the thought of killing her blog and make it dormant forever pains me so much. Arggsss…

Anyway, I have a year to think about it. I just hope that my small income from a blogging website is able to cover the expenses, otherwise, I may have to make a decision that will hurt me forever.

 

I Will be so Proud if…

… one of my girls would be interested to learn how to play the guitar. It has been on my mind since they were toddlers that hopefully, maybe someday one of them will be influenced by a friend or friends who has the talent to strum the guitar and that they will ask me about buying them a guitar like this beginners guitar I am eyeing on right now. Then once they know the basics, they can then move on to the intermediate guitars.

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How to Create Nifty Ringtones by Grabbing Music from Movies

Have you ever been watching a movie and wished that you could save part of the soundtrack that really sounded amazing? What if you could take that and use it to create a ringtone for your mobile phone?

Although it may sound as though doing all of that would be a bit complicated, it really doesn’t have to be. With software such as Movavi Video Converter you can easily extract the audio from any movie and then save it in a format that is suitable for your mobile phone so that you can use it as a ringtone.

To extract the audio from a movie with Movavi Video Converter just takes a few simple steps:

  1. Add the movie that you want to convert by clicking ‘Add Video’ if it is in a video file, or ‘Add DVD’ if it is on a DVD.
  2. Select the video from the list and set the beginning and end of the music that you want to extract by moving the markers that are right under the ‘Preview’ window.
  3. Open up the ‘Convert to’ list and scroll down until you find the audio formats. Choose the one that applies to your mobile phone (normally MP3).
  4. Check the ‘Destination’ field to make sure the music will be saved in the right folder.
  5. Click ‘Convert’ to extract the music from your movie.

When you’re done, the part of the audio from the movie will be saved as an audio file in the destination folder that you specified. From there you can transfer it over to your mobile phone and set it as your ringtone.

It would be worth your while to also give the other features of Movavi Video Converter a spin to see what it is capable of. It can help you to convert and optimize your videos, convert movies to itunes, trim out unwanted segments of video, create animated GIFs, rotate the orientation of videos, improve the video quality, and much more.

For most of your day-to-day media needs, Movavi Video Converter will quite capably help you out. Whether you need to make sure your videos are compatible for other platforms, or you simply like to extract music samples from some of your other movies is up to you, and in fact you may even find that there are other possibilities you may want to pursue.

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Why I Say Davao is a Safe Place to be Based on my Own Experience

It is not every Philippine election you would see the Filipino people themselves are campaigning for a certain mayor or person to run for Presidency. It is also very unusual for a candidate who does not need to spend his money for his campaign, instead, it’s the people that spend their hard earned money for the candidate.  OFWs and Balik-Bayans all over the world are campaigning for Davao’s Mayor Rodrigo Duterte through social media. How awesome is that?

Unlike his rivals Mar Roxas, Grace Poe and Binay have spent thousands or even millions of taxpayers’s money to pay famous actors/actresses to campaign for them which for me is ridiculous, it’s the opposite for Duterte. People have woken up and they need a strong leader like him, not from those stupid corrupt officials who obviously are up for their own pockets only and do not show real concern for the country.

Rodrigo Duterte hails from Davao and is a well-known mayor all over the Philippines due to his law being implemented successfully in his place and is being respected and loved by Davaoinians. That’s what prompted the people to urge him to run for President because they see how Davao is. Clean, peaceful and safe from criminals, illegal drug pushers and so many unpleasant activities that are rampant in most cities of the Philippines.

I myself, have been to Davao several times in the past and I have seen/experienced it myself how I felt truly safe while being there. An instance I will never forget why, if I had a chance to vote this coming Philippine election, I would without a doubt vote for Duterte.

During my last visit to Davao in 2013, my little sister and my two girls have just met up a friend in Abreeza mall and headed back to Matina to my auntie’s house that night. We used a taxi cab to get there. Of course, I am not familiar with the place, I just let the taxi driver drive and told him where we want to go. So he drove and drove until we noticed that we were in a secluded, very dark mountainous area and started to feel uneasy, scared and nervous. It felt like it was the longest taxi ride we’ve ever taken until finally I broke the silence and asked the driver if we’re getting there.

A couple of minutes after the long ride, I could see city lights and the sound of traffic. He then told me, he took a short cut to the shrine because Matina is right at the foot of the mountain once we passed through the narrow dark road we’d just been driving.

I was really scared for our safety that night. Had we not been in Davao I don’t know what’s going to happen to us! We could have been raped and robbed or worse, killed with the driver. But then again, we were in Davao. We were able to get home safe, unharmed and alright!

Everybody dare not commit a crime or they will be haunted by Duterte.

Yes, it is my sole testimony that we can trust Mayor Duterte to be the President to implement the law and slowly get rid of society’s bad guys! He does not live an extravagant life as a mayor, does not have luxurious things compared to those most politicians because he is NOT corrupt.

Below is a comparison of two papers, one on the left, Mayor Duterte being on a foreign newspaper praised, Roxas, the rival on the other hand, is making his own comic in order to blind Filipino voters of his so-called “heroic” action during that super typhoon Yolanda in 2013. Stupid isn’t it? To think that people especially the victims of the typhoon know very well Mar and Binay have done nothing to help them to shorten their sufferings.

 

…. photo not mine, lifted from a Facebook group…

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Gibson Guitar Parts

For some, buying a specific guitar brand is what they wish to have and wish to produce nice music. If they already have a gibson guitar, they have to keep it authentic and original by buying only gibson guitar parts in order to preserve its authenticity as well as its quality. If you are in need of a new gibson guitar part like tuner, bridge or any other accessories or parts, you know you can search for it on the internet or might as well visit the link provided above for information.

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Stackable Rings are Pretty

There is nothing more thoughtful, surprising and sweeter than receiving a piece of jewelry on special events of our life. To me, I am being thought of as special and that the person who gives me jewelry is so sweet and loves me. If you know any woman who celebrates her birthday soon, Joy Jewelers stackable rings can make a wonderful gift to the woman of your life, sister, sister-in-law, grandma or mother. You buy her her birthstone along with her children’s and make it into a stackable ring that she can wear everyday.

You can browse for Stackable Expressions on the link above for it is a simple and stylish assortment of rings to adorn your hands and express your own style, your family and your personality.

First Severe Weather of the Year

Here comes our first severe weather of the year in Texas. Spring is just days away yet scary weather has already been experienced. This photo I captured yesterday just a minute before it wreck havoc in North Texas. With 65-70 mph wind gust, you would feel like it the world was mad at us!

It was very dark at 8 in the morning comparable to 7 pm in Winter plus heavy rains, hail and flooding! I was worried of my first born, we just dropped her off in school when the severe weather struck. At mid noon, news on all channels were reporting the severe damages that storm had caused to the community. We live in Texas so we must endure what mother nature is going to hurl at us in the next weeks and months to come.

The rainy, dark and gloomy days will not clear up until the weekend. I love it though for my plants are in need of plenty of water and so are the tubes that are about to come out in my flower garden.

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Enjoying the Family Planning Process

If you are trying to plan a family, then you may become overwhelmed after a few months of unsuccessful attempts. Trying to conceive a child can be a frustrating process, but there are plenty of ways you can make it more enjoyable. Instead of becoming stressed and overwhelmed, focus on the experience of creating a child with your partner. This is a special time in your life, and your positive outlook will make a dramatic impact on your communication with your partner.

Be Spontaneous
While planning and timing are important parts of conceiving a child, try to stay somewhat spontaneous. Think of new ideas to bring romance into your relationship. You and your partner may enjoy a weekend getaway or a romantic evening dinner. You may need to schedule specific times to attempt planning a family, but you can also have fun during the process. Try to plan surprises for each other.

Keep Records
If you have trouble conceiving, then your doctor may want to review your schedule to help you plan the best times to attempt conception. Keep records of important dates and have them ready at your appointments with your doctor. Fertility specialists may be able to offer guidance that will let you know when the best time to try to conceive is. Taking a pregnancy test, such as a hcg combo pregnancy test, can provide results that keep you updated.

Maintain Open Communication
One of the most important things throughout the process of trying to conceive a child is to maintain communication with your partner. Focus on continuing to grow your relationship while you work toward growing your family. Offer support and encouragement to each other. Enjoy the special moments that you have with each other, and resist the urge to argue with each other if you are feeling overwhelmed.

Working with your partner and your doctor can help you successfully plan your family. As long as you are able to keep a positive attitude, then your relationship with your partner will grow stronger throughout the attempts to conceive a child together.

Nick Carter is a Big Turnoff For Me After His Arrest

“I am human and at times it can be a struggle to balance a healthy lifestyle. I’m not perfect and for that I am sorry,” Carter tweeted.

Nick Carter is now facing a lawsuit by a bouncer Skylar Carden after being arrested for allegedly “striking and choking” the employee at Hog’s Breath Saloon earlier in the month.  That morning the news had broke out the internet that he was arrested the night before was just very embarrassing to me as his ever great fan since I was 17. It is not an excuse for him to be human and he is not perfect, I know that, but being in an entertainment industry, much more a pop star, he should have been responsible and more careful not to mess up. He is idolized by thousands of people my age and younger but then there he was, he screwed up.

Not that I am perfect, but come on man, you are better than a drunken pop star. I have read reports on the internet about him caught drunk in the past that were resolved. Fine! Do I have to continue admiring Nick? I guess not. Things have changed and the way I see him as an “idol” since that night in Key West, FL.

Sorry Nick. It’s just my honest opinion. Such a big turnoff for me idolizing someone who went out, got drunk and assaulting people. Not an “ideal” man for me to continue being crazy about and for the young generation.

 


… photo not mine, courtesy by TMZ….
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Search for Guitar Center Near You

Everything nowadays can be looked up quickly on the internet. It’s like a virtual yellow pages, directory or just a book full with useful information. The only difference is that, it is easier and quicker to find information of any sort in just a few clicks of your mouse.

Looking for a guitar center? Why not click here and start looking for guitar center near me. If you live in the city, it should not take you long to find one. Good luck in your search!