Bitter Sweet Life

A collection of my life (mis) adventures on being a wife, mom, daughter, friend, and anything in between.

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Showing posts with label General. Show all posts

Learn Javascript for Beginners & Start Coding today at Udemy!

       As I mentioned on my about me page, I am a B.S. Information Technology graduate but I wasn't able to practice my computer programming skills. Hence, now I missed doing it so much. I just realized recently, that I love doing things which involves analytical and critical thinking. Oh well, I guess it's still not too late to go back and explore the world of coding.

 As I'm searching for online courses, I am happy that I found Udemy which offers free and affordable online courses. One of the course that caught my attention is Javascript for Beginners by Learn to Program, Inc.  Javascript is basically the programming language of HTML and the Web.

Anyway, here's what we need to know about the course:

It's one of the most Udemy’s most popular courses with 4.3 star rating out of 5.
There are total of 47 lectures, with 4 hours of total content on this course.
The course is aimed at beginners, and provides a comprehensive overview of the most popular coding language on the web.

What is the target audience if this course?

• Web Designers looking to improve their skill set
• Programmers who need to learn Javascript for their web applications
• People looking to start programming and need a first programming language to learn
• Students who want to learn Javascript
• People who manage a web site as a volunteer or as a hobby
• Bloggers-- even if you use Wordpress or another CMS!
• Anyone else who wants to learn Javascript

How much does the course cost?

Normally, this course costs $49. However, since you are a reader of my blog, you can have the course for only $10! That's 80% off! Isn't that great to know?! (Happy dance!).

Here's what you need to do, enroll in the course now, just click redeem a coupon and input my special coupon code: "" to avail the discount.

I'm so excited to go back and learn one of the popular language now! Let's enroll & avail the super discounted price! Enjoy learning!

Why I love being a mom...

We all know that motherhood is the toughest job in the whole wide world - no salary, no day offs and no resignation - yet it is the most rewarding job you could ever have in your life. Below's the list of reasons why I'm loving it in every bit:

  • I love being a mom because it helps me to strive more to be a better person.
  • I love being a mom because my children are my inspiration.
  • I love being a mom because I receive lots of kisses and hugs that no any amount can match its value.
  • I love being a mom because it helps me to realize how to love unconditionally.
  • I love being a mom because my kids makes me happy everyday.
  • I love being a mom because it is a constant reminder that I am bless by God everyday.
  • I love being a mom because motherhood gave me a deeper sense of purpose.
  • And last but not the least, I love being a mom because it is the most rewarding job a woman will ever have!

On Being Lucky!

My friends often told me that I am very lucky on raffle and even giveaway since the day that I received the iPad mini from last year company's Christmas party raffle. To tell you a short description of mine, I love joining blog giveaways/raffles and luckily, I won some of the blog giveaways that I participated in.

Here's the picture of awesome things I receive this year:

collection of giveaways/raffle items that I receive

I am very thankful for this year because of these awesome things I received unexpectedly. Also, thankful for the bloggers who hosted those giveaways. This actually help me save some money. I hope God will not get tired of giving me some of these favors.
Don't think of the things you didn't get after praying. Think of the countless blessing God gave you without asking.
How about you guys? Have you receive any items that you haven't shed any amount?

I'm frustated with PLDT!!

Last March 01, 2014, I applied for a pldt homebro since I want to have internet connection at home again. After they created an account and approved my application. The agent went at our home last Thursday (March 06, 2014) to install the device. I was at the office by then. My mom and my father assisted them at home. Yet after several tries, still they don't install it since they found out that we don't have signal at our area. My mom was advised by the agent to get a refund at the center where I issued the payment. So I went to the smart center where I paid the installation fee last night. One of the agents there told me that I should go to any PLDT branch instead since they were forwarding every homebro application, details and money to PLDT. 

This afternoon, I went to the PLDT branch which is near to our office together with my officemate. After the representative tried to search for my account. He asked his fellow pldt representative then got back to me and told me that they don't cater to that kind of issue. They only cater exclusive pldt concerns and I should go to the PLDT/Smart center at the Makati instead. 

I'm frustated with the information they told me.  I told them that it was advised to me to go to any pldt branch, so I guess that branch was included on the list. Yet, they repeated the reason they said to me earlier. Actually, I don't like how they responded to me with a high pitched voice (sounds iritable  at mataray ba!?!! Nakakainis!). So there how my day goes, I went out on that branch being annoyed.

After the fail attempt to that branch, I called pldt customer service hotline. There, the representative ask for an apology for what happened. He told me that he doesn't know why it is like that. Anyway, good thing he give me another pldt branch option and created a report for my concern. 

So there, will try my luck on other PLDT branch next week. I hope they stop beating around the bush and point me exactly where should I get assistance.

My blog was down yesterday...

As you observe here, I don't usually update my blog regularly because I don't have internet connection at home ever since I cut out my subscription from Smart. Oh that pathetic situation wherein I'm paying regularly yet I had a worst connection - on and off connection and to date, no connection at all for straight 5 days! Anyway, even though i'm not regularly writing blog post, I regularly check the status of my blog. And yesterday was the most darkest moment of her. I find out that it was locked by Google. I am totally not happy knowing that my 3-years-old blog was shutdown. I was actually suspecting that it was because of my one blog post that received a lot of comments and page-views recently since Google is keep eyeing on those site which has a sudden huge spike in site traffic.

Anyway, here's the thing I do just to recover it. I check out my webmaster tools - this is a very useful tool since it gives you information (site health, errors, etc.) about your blog/website. There, I found out that my blog was infected by malware. After removing the code that has suspicious thingy, I submit my site for reconsideration stating what I did to solve the problem. By the way, you need to wait for 24 hours for the result. After 24 hours! Voila! My blog is back! So happy to have it back. :)

How about you guys? Have you experience similar thing? What did you do to recover it? Share your thoughts below...

Thanksgiving 2013: What I am grateful for?

Two more days and it will be thanksgiving day in US, but here in Philippines there's actually no specific date or month it is celebrated (in short, it is nonexistent). Yet still, some Filipino's were celebrating it - mostly because of influence (ehem!).

Anyway, in line with the thanksgiving event in US this November 28, below is my list of the things i'm grateful for 2013:

  1.  First is to the Almighty God who bring me to life and never abandoned me. 
  2.  Second is to myself who continue to move forward despite of all the things that life is throwing me. 
  3. Third, for the pains which become my opportunity to grow up.
  4.  Fourth, for bringing Caleb here in earth safely.
  5. Fifth, for Chloe who always bring cheer in my heart (though she's growing up as a maldita).
  6. Sixth, for my partner who accept me for being me - PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE.
  7. Seventh, for my mom who continuously supporting me. Taking care of my children though I know she's complaining already even without saying it verbally.
  8. Eighth, for my immediate family (my father and 2 bros) who will be the first three boys of my life.
  9. Ninth, for my friends who will be there always even though we were not seeing each other often.
  10. Tenth, for my career who gives me opportunity to learn and earn.
  11. Eleventh, for the internet which happen to be my outlet to view the world.
  12. Twelfth, for bloggers, online forum community and Facebook groups which help me learn and share things and meet new friends as well.
  13. Thirteenth, for all the blessing's I have received and will receive before the year ends.

How about you what are the thing you were thankful for? Don't hesitate to share it below. 

Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Be sure to count your life's blessings and small miracles. 

How We Can Help Philippines Typhoon Victims

As we all know, our beloved country Philippines was hit by the strongest typhoon "Yolanda" (internationl name: super typhoon "haiyan") last November 8, 2013. This was the strongest typhoon ever that hit Philippines and was considered as well as the worst typhoon in the world for 2013.

As the death toll, there were already 1,774 number of deaths caused by super typhoon said by a government agency last Monday night. It is really heart breaking to see them in that situation. As seeing the video and pictures in the internet and  in the news, trees, houses, road and other infrastructure like airport and churches were wrecked.  Almost all the typhoon victims were asking for food and water and most of the child are getting sick already. 
People you can do even small things to help them. Spring clean your old clothes, get your slippers that you're not using anymore yet still in good condition and even some of the blanket that is only kept on your wardrobe may do good to the victims. And if you have some spare on your budget, you may buy bottled water and some noodles and bring them at some drop off areas. 

You may check the list of organizations and institutions below that accept donations whether it is in cash or in kind: 

  • Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) - DSWD-National Resource Operations Center (NROC) Chapel Road, Pasay City (going to NAIA2). Contact number: (02) 851-2681
  • Philippine National Police - PNP Gymnasium, Camp Crame, Quezon City. Contact numbers: 0915-333-8685, (02) 722-0650 (Police Senior Superintendent Teroy Taguinod)
  • Operation Tulong Bayan - Balai, EDSA corner McArthur Ave., Cubao, Quezon City. Contact number: 02-913-6254; or The Commissary at Whitespace, 2341 Chino Roces Ave Ext. (formerly Pasong Tamo Ext), Makati City. Contact number: (02) 729-0030
  • The MVP Tulong Kapatid Center will be open today from 9AM to 5PM to accept cash and relief goods at the Meralco Covered Tennis Court, Meralco Compound, Ortigas, Pasig City. Contact Eds Addun at (0939)913-3771 or 632-8301 for more details.
  • All LBC branches are accepting donations for typhoon Yolanda victims until November 30.
  • All McDonald's stores in the National Capital Region are accepting donations in kind. Collected donations will be packed and distributed through the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Bigay Tulong Program and ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya.
  • Operation Blessing Philippines is accepting donations in cash and kind at E. Rodriguez Ave. C5 Road cor. Corporal Cruz Bagong Ilog, Pasig City. Call 477-7802 to 04 or (0917)581-2603 for more details. Operation Blessing is also accepting volunteers for their partners in Cebu and other nearby areas.

For some other areas, you may check rappler list here.

Freebies I've received lately!

I am very thankful that I am a thread subscriber of Freebies on Girltalk. This forum thread given me a chance to received different free stuff shared by GTalkers. Anyway, below is the list of the freebies and samples I've received lately:

  1. EQ Diapers Pregnancy Kit which includes baby wipes, maternity pads, baby book and 2 newborn diapers. I received it last February 1, 2013
  2. Avon Anew Anti-wrinkle trial pack which includes a 28 sachets of free sample of anti-wrinkle cream. I gave this to my mom. :)
  3. Anmum Free Sample -  I remember that I took the 1 minute Folate Test at! Right after answering the survey, I just filled out the form with my complete details. And there you go, waited for my sample to arrive! Anyway, got my anmum chocolate sample yesterday (March 14, 2013)!

Whew! How about you guys, what have you received lately?

Google Philippines Launched and Yes, They are Hiring!

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After years of speculations and rumors, Internet Giant Google Inc. has officially announced the opening of Google Philippines Makati office on January 23, 2013. Headed by former friendster executive Narciso Reyes as  its new country manager.

“We’re excited to be deepening our investment in the Philippines with the opening of our office here in Manila. Our local team will be committed to providing services to our Filipino users and to helping businesses — large and small — grow locally and globally, contributing to the growth of the Philippine economy.” Reyes said.

Google also mentioned that they are currently hiring employees for its Manila office. You can found the available positions at

My 25 To Do List for 2013

Since I'm turning 25 this year, these are the 25 random things I want to accomplish for 2013:
  1. Finished Og Mandino's Book "Greatest Salesman in the World"
  2. Apply for Internet connection at home
  3. Educate myself regarding financial literacy and invest some money on Mutual Fund
  4. Playroom or Gala with my chloe (in short, spend more time with her.)
  5. Planner ( for tracking down my schedules)
  6. Be regularized at work (5 more months pa before final evaluation!)
  7. Tita Chitt's new cellphone (promised ko to eh!)
  8. New DVD  - Mama already bought it.
  9. New washing machine - bought it as gift for my mom. 
  10. New electric fan
  11. First ever SSS loan
  12. First ever Pagibig loan
  13. Save a total of 10K for chloe - I shouldn't crossed it out since I only achieve half of it. But still I'm glad I already have some.
  14. Finished my craft blog design
  15. Learn how to cook a perfect adobo
  16. Be more productive.
  17. Improve my communication skills.
  18. Exercise and stay healthy! (UTI hope I get you out of my system this year)
  19. Get a new phone for myself.
  20. Pamper myself at least 1x a month ( get a new hairstyle, massage or facial, or whatever thingy that makes me feel so relax!)
  21. Stay happy and positive!
  22. Explore more about my career field.
  23. Learn how to do web designing again. (Gosh! This is something I need to remember & work on.)
  24. Be blessing to others. Get in touch with friends and family.
  25. Be on time! (need to work on my time, since then, da is always complaining I am always late.) - I'm glad I make on time for work and other appointments. :)
I hope that I can achieve some on this list. How about you guys, what are the items included on your 2013 to do list? 

Marvel's Avengers 2012 Movie Schedules

Marvel Avengers 2012 Movie

Finally, the long wait is over! Marvel's Avengers Assemble 2012 Movie is now showing on our theaters nationwide starting today ( April 25, 2012). I am sure that there's no more available seats once I decided to watch it now. Maybe, I should try the sure seats program of some movie house or buy cinema tickets online. Anyway, below are some of the film schedules across the theaters.

My Facebook Layout Timeline

Has anyone of you guys already tried the Facebook timeline for your profile? I, myself, have tried it a while ago. See the picture below:


Grrrr, I can't upload my daughter's video clip here on my blog. My card reader / Memory card is not working properly right now. I wonder what happened on this? Anyway, love to share this:  

Relax, I don't hate you. Hating someone takes time & energy, and believe me, I have no intention whatsoever of wasting either of the two on you.

Paradise In My Confusing Dream

"I'm wearing a white dress then I am into a place surrounded with a beautiful white flowers and blue sky. The place is full of peacefulness, happiness and purity. Silence came into me then I started to wonder where am I. I actually thought that I'm going to attend a wedding ceremony (probably my wedding). I've search for church and anyone else out there but I'm disappointed, I've found out that I'm only the person on that beautiful paradise.

Where am I? That question ponder on my mind again. As I explore the place no answer is coming to me. All I can hear is the clarity of silence and the loud sound of my heart beating."

- Just a scene from my confusing dream.

Simple Yet Effective Way of Getting Rid of Pains

Para sa mga taong walang magawa o nakakaexperience ng sakit - sa puso, sa utak o kahit anung klaseng sakit pa yan try niyo tong suggestions na to:

Una: kumuha ng blade at sugatan ang sarili at pagkatapos buhusan ng alcohol (Makakalimutan mo sakit ng ulo mo)

Pangalawa: huwag kang matulog at umiyak sa magdamag (panigurado, mananakit and ilong at mata mo)

Pangatlo: isipin ang masayang nakaraan nyo ng ex mo at alalahanin paano kayo naghiwalay (dre, puso naman to ngayon)

Pang apat: kumain ng ice cream, mangga't bagoong at uminom ng tanduay ice. (plugging pa to ah! Panigurado, sasakit ang iwi mo!)

Applicable din yan mga taong gusto lang mag sick leave sa company, panigurado approve ka!
Anu masasabi nyo? Kung may nais kayo idagdag, marapat lang na mag-iwan na suhestyon ng maidagdag natin sa mga dapat gawin.

note: this post was written just only for fun!