Monday, October 18, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.
A friend of mine who used to work here as a certified physical therapist went abroad as a caregiver, of course to earn more money, as well as, to risk on her dream of bringing her family to the States. We don't talk often as her work takes much of her time and energy but she somehow manage to sneak a call from time to time, she told me that the pay is good so she have no regrets but taking care of an old woman who is somewhat derange due to old age is taking its toll on her bruised body. Her patient wasn't like that when she started, the madam she takes care of used to be so strong and active though she's already 93 years old but as the time passed by, her ability to live and her mind and body continuously weaken. Though she's earning a bucket, I kinda pity her but that was all erased when I talked to her last night, she seems to be in a good mood which was unexpected, so I forced to explain what kind of miracle was given to her.
She told me that all her prayers were answered when her boss told her about NMEDA, her boss, the youngest daughter of her patient, heard about it from a colleague and her interest was instantly peaked so she asked my friend to do some research and tell her if it's worth the expense. She looked for their website and digested all the information, she then found out that a dealer was located near their vicinity so she didn't hesitate to call, inquire and ask for assistance. NMEDA is a non-profit and the only association that advocates safe and reliable vehicles and vehicle- modifications to enhance accessibility for all people, especially the aged and handicapped. They are not selling any products per se but their trained members are the ones who makes it available in the market, aside from their members who act as dealers of the vehicles and its accompanying modifications, they also offer QAP (Quality Assurance Program) which is the only nationally-recognized accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry, it is basically a principle that in order to satisfy customers consistently, companies must have a systematic and documented approach to quality, which I think is what makes their program a good one.
As no two disability is exactly the same, buying generic vehicles is a no-no because you can never be sure of its quality and efficiency, it may even hurt your loved ones in the long run. My friend is a living example of how a NMEDA-stamped handicapped vehicles can make a caregiver or relative's burden lighter and a patient's life better.
Warnings about the then typhoon Megi (it hadn't reached our area of responsibility yet, thus the international name) had been given since early last week, as PAGASA and the national government were weary of what it would bring, it was said to be stronger than Ondoy, which, if you could remember, beaten Metro Manila and it's neighboring provinces and cities into a pulp, taking a number of innocent lives and destroying millions-worth of properties. It was said to land on Saturday evening, and though I didn't move a muscle to prepare, I was always waiting for the news, it's good that it didn't really hit the metro but it is said to be wrecking havoc in Cagayan, Tugegarao, Isabela, among other provinces. Though, I am really thankful that the storm decided to swerve away from my location, I am worried for the lives of those who are affected and will be affected by it, the last tweet I read from DOST was that more provinces are held under signal 4 and the typhoon seems to be holding on to its strength. I can't do much but I can utter a silent prayer asking for their safety and you could do so too, I guess, the more people who ask the louder our voice will be.
Spare a little time and include our countrymen in our prayers, it's the best that we could do at the moment.
Labels: Public Matters
Saturday, October 16, 2010
More and more people are using their blogs to earn money, some get extra earnings from blogging while others do blogging full-time and it has become their main source of income. As a stay-at-home mom, I sometimes wonder how these SEO stuff really works and how a blogger can use it as a tool, given the chance, I would love to be able to apply such on my blog and earn even just a little. In my stint as a blogger, I had visited hundreds of blogs with topics running the gamut of personal to professional, from simple cooking tips to how to make you're first million tips, blogs as it is are widespread and wide-range. But through all the readings, I am still as clueless as I was when started regarding SEO and other tweaking details one can do to upped a blog's performance and ranking.
I bet some of those who are now successful in the field were once like me, blindly finding their way in the blogging maze. I think some might have had some help from seo company to start of and they just build their blogging empire from there. Is it worthy of the effort and expense, does it really pay off, how I wonder. If I only have the moolah to try it, I think I would, checking out the blogs of those who made it big through SEO, who wouldn't envy them. I heard somewhere that the dalai lama once said that great achievements demands great risks, maybe blogging has the same principle, too.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Okay, I have been having trouble with Inpostlinks. Everyone who frequented this blog knows that I do paid blogging, oh well, I stopped blogging for a whole six months so sponsored blog post will have to be dig up for support, hahaha. But when I came back from the dead and my account are still working, I did do some paid writings again but then trouble struck and it lingers. My pr score and alexa ranking has been going up and down in the Inpostlinks system and because of that I can't get any work done. The first one was like three weeks ago and it was solved after three days, the next it happened, it took them 1 week to fix it and now a few hours after they fixed it, it has gone awry again, I wasn't even able to post that one opportunity that I reserved. It's kinda frustrating...
They said that there's kind of problem in their system but not everyone seems to be affected, it this selective malfunction? Is there even a term like that, hahaha. Anyways, are you having the same problem like me? I really wanna know... I just feel left out all of a sudden :(
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I've been out of the online world in a while, so I spend my whole Friday watching all the episodes of the K-dramas that I'm following which happened to passed me by while I'm gone. It was a sad day yesterday because one of the best Korean series I've ever watched drew to a close already *sigh*, how can they not extend such a lovely program. If it's here in the Philippines, I'm sure it'll be extended until everyone who loves it pukes out of irritation and boredom *grins*. But, I'm hoping for an special episode or episodes at least, they owe me that, hahaha, as if.
My Girlfriend is a Gumiho (gumiho - nine-tailed fox) was shown in SBS in the Wednesday-Thursday slot, it stars Shin Min Ah, Sung Dong Il and Lee Seung Gi.
You can watch the subbed episodes at Viikii and their channel even have a synopsis and cast of characters to give you an idea, go and check it out.
For detailed reviews, if you care for spoilers, go to Dramabeans (I link the episode 16 review which is the ending, you want spoilers right? *grins*).
Do tell me if you like it okay and let's do some five!
Labels: Favorite Pastimes