Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My Very First Blog Award

On September 4, 2011, I was given the Liebster Blog award by my blogger friend Judy (Thank you, Judy!). She is the author of the blog Judy H-J's Thoughts - A Twinless Twin. "Liebster' is a German word meaning favorite. I wasn't able to pass this award on immediately as many of the blogs I was following then have already many followers. The rules, however, are simple, once you receive this award you must:
  • pass this on to three of your favorite blogs
  • these blogs should have less than 200 followers
  • let them know about the award
  • link back to the blog who gave you the award

Now that I've been a little more active around Blogger, I had encountered several great blogs and these three are among my favorite (drum roll please!):

Congratulations on the award! May this award be a great source of motivation in your blogging experience in the same way it has motivated me! Have a nice day.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Freebies, Spyware, and EULAlyzer

Photo by Idea go via freedigitalphotos
There are countless of freebies that you could download in the Internet. But there is a downside for that. If you're the type of user who loves to download free games and softwares, chances are, you are risking your computer to spyware. (Read full article.)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Learning Mandarin the Hard Way

As you can see in my bio page, I am from the Philippines. However, my grandparents are Chinese expatriates who came over the country to settle down. Both of my parents were born in the Philippines. In other words, I am a Filipino with Chinese blood flowing through my veins. But just like most Chinese-Filipino my age, I am very accustomed with the country’s culture, norms, and language. Sadly, the Chinese culture is becoming lost within my generation. Chinese-Filipino at this age tend to embrace this culture less and prefer Western culture. It is quite unusual to find a Chinese-Filipino of my generation very fluent with our ancestor’s mother tongue. (Read full Article on Everything Chinese.)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Understanding People: Personality Types Explained

Our world would be a dull place without the different personality types.
Our world would be a dull place without the different personality types.

When I was young, I used to hang out in a relative’s house. Inside his room was a large collection of books – about a variety of topics – from thriller novels to sci-fi novels, from manga to self-help books, from computers to business books. My favorites were those belonging to the topic of psychology. My twin and I were free to pick any book of our choice and bring them home to read. I’d chosen a book about personality. It had caught my attention since I’d always wanted to read and understand people. (Read full article on Let's Talk About People.)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Skincare Product Ingredients that Won't Clog Pores

I have an acne-prone skin and a very oily face. I guess it runs in the family. In the morning after washing my face, my skin becomes rejuvenated, clean, and glowing. However, as soon as midday arrives, my face starts to become very shiny. The sebum that appears of course makes my skin even more prone to acne breakouts.

We all need to follow a skin regimen to maintain a healthy and beautiful skin. However, using the wrong products would only exacerbate skin problems and would lead to more breakouts. Here are some pointers regarding choosing the right skincare products for oily skin. - Serious Skin Care Blog: Skincare Product Ingredients that Won't Clog Pores

Monday, November 07, 2011

Staying Connected with Facebook while Keeping Out the Annoying Stuffs

Do you have a Facebook account? I do. Do you feel like deleting your account? I do. There are some reasons why I want to delete it. First, I don't see why should I stay updated to the life events of my several hundred Facebook friends. Most of them are after all, not personally close to me. Facebook has been a platform where people share things, be it through statuses or photos, that I don't really care about. Chances are, you also feel the same way with me. Why would it matter to you where your schoolmates work or how much they are earning? Why would you like to read statuses filled with hatred about someone or something, especially if you're never involved into the matter? Why would you also care to read statuses stating what someone eats for dinner or whom someone is with at the moment? Read Full Article.

How to Choose Your Sunscreen

It's summer already! Time to hit the beaches and have some outdoor fun. But beware of the sun. Don't forget one very crucial step to your skin regimen: applying sunscreen.
Sunscreen blocks the sun's harmful rays that damage the skin. Stores offer a wide range of sunscreen products and it might be confusing to us which products to choose. Here are some tips for choosing your sunscreen: (Click here to read the tips.)

Friday, November 04, 2011

My Blog's Recent Changes

As you can see, I've made some tweaks to my blog. I've added a few tabs just below the blog title that would lead you to my other blogs. I've created several blogs under different categories. They are still under construction. I'm in the process of moving my articles from Hubpages to Blogger. Below is a link about one Hubpages article I've moved to my Computer blog. If you're interested with technology, feel free to come back and check my Technology tab. I'll keep adding new articles from time to time.

All About Computers: Protect Your Computer