Why Blog?

I started blogging last 2009 and this blog is merely a ranting blog for me. Its like a real “Baggage Counter” which just tells everything about negative vibes I had for a certain part of my life. It was like my online diary that I never publish in any of my social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. It was something I was not proud of. Until then, I realized, why am I not writing about my happy thoughts and was dwelling much about negative stuff in my life which always gave me a heavy feelings every time I read it. By then, I started blogging when I am happy and record all the happy thoughts that is running in my head. It was not easy at first because, I am not born writer and I am not a good one. However,  Just this year, I started taking more pictures, capturing those memories with people I love and posting those here.  It’s like, opening my life everyone and letting them know I exist. Most of the people who knows me personally would always think I am passive and I know, I don’t usually speak much in a crowd. I don’t speak up and open my self up. This is the reason why I blog. To let them know I exist and I also have my own voice that I wanted to heard. This is also the place I put my random thoughts into words.
Unlike before, I write based on my emotions. Now, I write because of what I think I should write. Never underestimate blogging because it can reach people that you never thought you would know and you would influence. I know, I still haven’t found my niche in this blog because of a number things that I am interested in and I’m still not sure which area should I concentrate however, I know, soon, I’ll know about it and all will just flow and follow.
Why blog?
1. This is your Voice.
Because of this, you could be heard. You can inspire, you can motivate and most of all, you can influence people.
2. It allows you to showcase your areas of expertise.
Wether it be about finance, fashion, consultation, your business or whatsoever, it gives you the edge and allows you to show everyone what you are good at.
3. Doesn’t only showcase your expertise but also your passion.
It’s two different things. Passion is something you will do even without being paid for.
4. It serves as your online diary
Allows you to monitor your growth and gave you the idea where you had been and the thoughts you have had in the past thus, makes you evaluate how your year turned to and what are the areas that you should improve.
5. Also gives you access to what others think about
You might have your own opinion about certain topics but because of the reader’s comments and insights, it gives you some thoughts and new ideas as well. And since you are also following other people’s blog too, it can give you some “light bulb” moments and thus, allows you to create another interesting topic. It could also be a door to a new world and let you explore on other areas you never thought would tap your interest.
**Some people blog to earn money however, I haven’t so, I can’t add this up to my list.**

To sum it up, BLOGGING is not about BRAGGING, its about speaking up and extending yourself to your readers. For me, it is about inspiring, motivating and encouraging everyone to do things they are passionate about. Blogging is where you could see freedom is. Freedom to speak up, freedom to tell your own story, freedom to explore new things, freedom to know new people and freedom to know yourself more.

iamtwixietops ツ

A New Way to Save Your Money

Just this morning I was able to receive my BPI Save-Up Card which looks like this:
photo credit from this site
I enrolled for this BPI service last month when I got curious when I saw the flyers which says, it will AUTOMATICALLY deduct certain amount from your pay roll to your savings account. It made me feel giddy because since I worked this year, I rarely had the guts and ability to save up. No matter how much I like because I am some kind of an impulsive buyer. It allows you to save up without effort. The first thing you do is apply for a BPI account. Good thing was, I have one because of my payroll from my company. Then, apply for the BPI Direct Save – Up account which will allow you to save at least 250 php or save up to 10-20% every pay day depending on your preference.  You could also choose whether to save your money twice a month (every pay day) or monthy (every end of the month). 
I highly recommend this way of saving to those people who had a hard time saving up like me. At least, you can save a certain amount from your salary per month and since it will fall to a different account number which is not an ATM based account.
You can access your Save – up money balance through BPI express online and BPI express Mobile. 
But first, you must activate the enrollment of your BPI Direct Account in BPI express phone..
1. Call 89-100
2. Press 1 for Express Teller
3. Key-in your 11-digit access number (last ten digits of your card number and the first digit of your JAI- Joint Account Indicator)
4. Key-in the UNique Temporary Telephone ID number (will be mailed to you with the card and you can change this number and will serve as your password to your account)
5. Enter your preferred TIN.
After changing your TIN, you can acquire for your balance and could allow you to do more transactions. 
**PS: there are times that you can forget that you have applied to this Save up account and might think you are loosing some of your hard earned money!haha!NEVER EVER FORGET about your SAVE up account.  =-p

How To Renew Your Nursing License (Philippines)

This morning I went to PRC to renew my nursing License..and this is the application form that you should fill out to start with.

**pls click the picture to enlarge**
Click HERE to download.. 
When you see the form in that link, 
Just right click and click save as

 If you can not print this out or download, you can just go the Public Assistance Window at the left side of the entrance gate of PRC.

Requirements

  1. Duly accomplished form
  2. Two (2) pcs. passport size picture: close-up, colored, plain white background, with complete name tag (actually, they only get one picture from me)
  3. Photo/Xerox copy of recent professional ID card
  4. In case of LOST professional ID card which is still current, the applicant shall submit a notarized affidavit of loss
  5. In case of DESTROYED professional ID card, the applicant shall surrender the destroyed card.


Click HERE to view the step by step procedure. 
As of September 2011, I paid 450php for the renewal fee..
And I will be getting license on September 30, 2011