Sunday, December 28, 2008

One of those pay-per-clicks programs finally paid me

I joined a couple of pay-per-click programs around August of this year. Many bloggers are doing it. I’ve read numerous posts about them being paid with matching “proof of payment” email from paypal. I thought these programs are a great way to earn extra cash. I do it alongside dropping entrecards. There has been a lot of talk though that these programs are a scam. After all, it’s easy money. I joined three namely, and Out of the three only Neobux paid me.

So, are these paid-to-click programs really a scam? In my opinion some are and some are legit. allows you to withdraw funds only when it has reached $9.00. I was faithfully clicking every day until my funds finally reached that amount. When I tried to withdraw it, I couldn’t find the option to send it to my paypal account. After much tinkering with the system, I found out that they changed the rules all of a sudden. They said they only paid “paid accounts”. I had a free account with them. I think “paid accounts” are the ones who also advertise with them or something. I was very disappointed and felt really scammed!

I WILL NEVER USE and RECOMMEND ISABELMARCO.COM to anyone. on the other hand allows you to withdraw funds when it reaches $36.00 if I recall correctly. But unlike most paid-to-click programs that pay only a cent to click one add, they pay two cents. Again, I was faithfully clicking until my funds reached to about $8.00. Then one day when I logged in, I noticed that my funds went back to 36 cents! I was frustrated and disappointed. I never used it again.

At that point I almost gave up. But I decided to give a chance. After all, their site looked very professional and I haven’t read anything bad about them.

$2.00 is the minimum amount of funds they allow you to withdraw for the first time. They allow you to view 4-5 ads a day. I was finally able to withdraw my funds last week. They had a 4 cent charge though for withdrawing. They say its “processing fee”. Well, at least they paid me.

Before joining any of these paid-to-click programs, do a thorough research about the site first. Many bloggers write about their experiences in joining and they share whether they had a good or bad one. Stay away from the sites that have a bad reputation. And if the offer is too good to be true, IT MUST BE A SCAM!

I will continue clicking with neobux. If you’re looking for a legit paid-to-click site, try this one.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!! myspace graphic comments

Meanwhile, let Carrie Underwood serenade you with this classic Christmas song.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Oh the Pain!

I may not have gestational diabetes but my blood sugar level is way up there. In other words, I am on the verge of having it. My Ob-Gyn isn’t very pleased neither am I. I am now under a very strict diet and I am forbidden to eat sweets.

And the worst part of it all, I have to check my blood sugar before and after every meal, which means I’d have to prick myself 6 times a day. Actually, the pricking and hurting started with the glucose test last Tuesday. They had to draw blood from my arms and wrist for four friggin’ times!

For now, I’d have to stick to this diet and keep my blood sugar on a normal level. Otherwise, its insulin shots for me- more needles and more pain.

Meanwhile Butch won a roundtrip ticket for two to Boracay! Isn’t that great! We have up to November next year to use the ticket. I’ve never been to Boracay so this will be such a treat for me.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I’m so hungry right now

I’m scheduled to have the glucose test about two hours from now. It requires a 12- hour fasting. My Ob thinks my tummy is too big. We’re doing the test to rule out gestational diabetes. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I don’t have it. Have to admit it’s been hard to stay away from food these days. So many celebrations have come up- Iris’ birthday (the whole family ate at Superbowl). My baby shower with Yumi and Nina and of course my birthday celebrations last Friday and Saturday. There will be more eating opportunities to come because there’s still Christmas and New Year. Oh man!

I have a lot to do this week in preparation for Nigel’s coming. I have to pack my hospital bag and wash Nigel’s clothes among other things. Nigel is slowly invading our lives! Yesterday, Butch and I bought this wooden shelf to house Nigel’s baby stuff. We also have started rearranging the apartment to make way for the play pen/crib.

On top of all these, I still have to maintain my three blogs, writing posts and dropping for all. Lord, thanks for the energy and strength to accomplish all these!
I want to eat out after the test. I heard it involves a lot of needles because they need a sample of my blood. Ouch.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Organize your bag!

I’ve had this problem too many times. And I am pretty sure most girls have had it too. These are irritating moments when you can’t seem to find what you need from your purse. Looking for a pen or lip gloss, you scramble the contents even taking out some of it. Amy and found a solution for this. We saw a really neat hand bag organizer in a shop called Simple Joys in SM City North Edsa, The Block.

Organizers for different sizes of bags are available for 200-250 Php. Amy chose one just right for the size of her purse. This nifty organizer is made of good quality and has different compartments for big and small items alike. Amy said she saw one in the internet and wanted one ever since. She was very happy to have found one in Simple Joys.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I’m changing my OB-GYN for the third time

This is my first time to get pregnant. Being comfortable with my health care provider is very important for me. After all, she’s going to deliver my baby. I didn’t like the first Ob-gyn I went to. My health card recommended her to me. For one, I don’t think she’s never gotten pregnant herself and I found her kind of condescending. I couldn’t possibly live with that.

Butch and I asked friends for recommendations and we found my second doctor. She was nice. Very motherly and professional at the same time, I could tell she’s had a lot of experience. One problem I had with her though was she was always either extremely late or absent when I would visit her for my regular check-ups. I think she goes to like three clinics a day or something. Butch always makes a point to accompany me. He would take a leave of absence or go under time from work just to be with me. Imagine the disappointment when she doesn’t show up. Nevertheless, I think I could stick with this doctor. I would if this opportunity hadn’t come up.

My third OB-GYN and definitely the last is actually a cousin of mine. I didn’t think about her initially because her clinic is far from where I live. But we saw each other during my sister’s wedding and I was able to update her about my pregnancy. I found out that she had another clinic that is near my house. I’ll be sticking to her for sure. I am confident that she will be able to take good care of me and Nigel. After all, she’s family.

I had my first check-up with her yesterday. She said the baby is too big and I should stop eating carbs. I am currently on a “diet” from sweet stuff. I want to deliver Nigel normally. I don’t want him to get too big. She also asked me to do this blood sugar test. I will do it next week.
I just finished encoding the booklet Butch asked me to type. It’s actually shorter than I thought.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Nail Polish and stuff to encode

Today, I finally removed the glittery blue nail polish Amy applied on my toe nails while playing “Cutix” with Iris. I had a very hard time removing it with acetone, my tummy was in the way. I was able to remove it though. It revealed my ugly long toe nails. I figured cutting it would be tiring. Good thing Amy offered to cut it for me. She even gave me a foot massage. I am so blessed to have her as a sister! She’s such a good and generous person. I know someday the Lord will bless her beyond her wildest dreams! How I wish my toenails look this good…

Butch asked a favor from me. He wants me to encode this booklet about being part of a church by Rick Warren. They will use it in our church’s upcoming discipleship program. I am happy Butch is making an effort to join another ministry. We’ve been absent in the worship team since I got pregnant. The booklet has 32 pages and has 4 chapters. I encode one chapter each day. So far I’ve done two chapters. I promised Butch I’d finish it before Saturday. Butch just arrived from work. Time to go, I’ll be preparing his dinner.