Sunday, December 30, 2007

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Palilan, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental

Palilan, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental

Thursday, December 27, 2007

St. John the Baptist Church, Jimenez, Mis. Occ.

Side of St. John the Baptist church Jimenez, Misamis Occidental.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Jimenez at present!!!!

Ganina pag labay nako sa Jimenez Central Elementary School, mao na ni ang hitsura sa lugar. Mao ni ang atobangan sa entrance sa Jimenez Central Elementary school. Mingaw lang gihapon, but then, i still miss this place if mo balik na pod ko sa work.. Hahay!!!!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

See a penny? Pick it up!

I'm superannuated enough to remember penny candy. Finding a cent was cause for celebration, because it would buy Squirrel Nut Zippers (the candy, not the band), Smarties, Pixy Stix or a host of other treats.
I still pick up pennies. Also nickels, dimes and any other American paper or specie I see on sidewalks, in parking lots or pooled in the rejected-change bin of those Coinstar change-counting machines.
All "found" money goes into a vase my daughter gave me when she was about 8 years old. (She got the vase from the "free" box at a yard sale. That's my girl!) Each December, I donate my finds. This year, $24.14 will go to PetSmart Charities.
Ain't too proud to bendSome of you are probably thinking, "Eeewww, pick up dirty coins off a dirty street? Who'd do a thing like that?" A whole lot of Smart Spending message board readers, that's who.
In a thread called "Do you pick up pennies?," readers wrote about how and where they find funds. Some real hot spots: near parking meters, in vending machines, under fast-food drive-through windows and in parking lots (especially tavern parking lots, the morning after). Also check college campuses, amusement parks and the area around the self-service vacuum at car washes.
A reader posting as "retireddad" scores paper money in a brambly lot near an ATM: "The most I have found at one time is three twenties." He gets free blackberries there, too. (Note, however, that some states have laws requiring those who find more than $10 or $20 to advertise the lost cash or turn it over to the police.)
"Sunset Hiker" has fond childhood memories of the ball-crawl play area at Chuck E. Cheese. "The bottom was always loaded with money ... a few dollars' worth of change and several bills every time."
"Thrifty in ATL" and her boyfriend look for coins while they walk their dog. They're trying to train the pooch to become the pecuniary equivalent of a truffle hound. "If successful," she writes, "we would have three sets of eyes and one nose searching (for coins) on our walks."
And yeah, some families and friends are completely embarrassed by such behavior. "Suzeeque" says her teens consider coin retrieval as more proof "that their mother is an embarrassing dork."
But "drkonijn" did the math -- one second to pick up a penny -- and now has a snappy comeback. "I tell them I make $36 an hour picking up pennies. Since there are a lot of people who would jump at $36 an hour, why not bend down for it?"
What they do with what they findMany readers give it away: school "penny drives," donation jars, organized charities. Reader "Toy Maker" lets the kids pick the charity; in addition, the family matches whatever is found that year.
Some set up funds for their kids or other young relatives. "Waslostnowfound," saving since the birth of a now 13-year-old son, has accumulated nearly $1,600 "for his first car." Reader "decayschampion" calls spare change a "college fund" for a couple of nephews.
Others save it for themselves. "Sangria" opened an investment account just for found money; after five years, the account is worth nearly $650. "Johnny Walker" and his wife call dropped coins their "retirement fund," even though they’re already retired.
And some people spend the money outright. "ItsEasyOnceYouStart" will put nearly $50 toward this year's Christmas presents. "Ponophob" uses it for movies or other entertainment, "things that I wouldn't have done had it not been for the extra money." And "PensionPete" dines out on free cash.
As a struggling single mother, "Emilysmom128" once dined in on found funds. At a financial low point, that's how she paid for a jar of cheap spaghetti sauce and some noodles, which stretched for several days. "Thank God for dropped (coins)," she writes. "Every penny matters!"
Take the dropped-coin challengeMaybe these stories will encourage you not to walk by that nickel in the parking lot.
Or maybe you're more like "flygrl7112003," who claims to have passed at least a dozen $1 bills in the past year. "My motto is, 'If it's less than $5, I won't waste my time on it'," she writes, adding that "maybe when I get older, I might consider picking up a dollar."
I'm already older, and I won't pass up even a penny. That’s just how I roll, so to speak. And I'd like to propose a challenge to those of you who aren’t germphobic or proud: Start picking up any money you find.
Save it in a coffee can or a mayonnaise jar, and count it every few months. Put it against credit card debt, if you have any, and in your emergency fund if you don't.
So what if it's only $5 or $10? Baby steps, people, baby steps.
Hint: Don’t forget to look under the couch cushions.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Earn Money on Internet have been divided into :

1) Earn Money with your Blog or Website

2) Earn Money through Affiliate Programs

3) Get Paid to take Online Surveys

4) Read Mails or Surf the Web

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Dad sells son's 90-dollar video game online for more than 9000

MONTREAL (AFP) - After catching his 15-year-old smoking pot, a father sold the hard-to-get "Guitar Hero III" video game he bought his son for 90 dollars for Christmas at an online auction, fetching 9,000 dollars.

The sale took place after the father spent two weeks searching for the video game for the Nintendo Wii gameboard.

"So I was so relieved in that I had finally got the Holy Grail of Christmas presents pretty much just in the nick of time. I couldn't wait to spread the jubilance to my son," the father wrote on the eBay website.

"Then, yesterday, I came home from work early and what do I find? My innocent little boy smoking pot in the back yard with two of his delinquent friends."

The man, a school teacher, who kept his identity private, said he sold the coveted video game to punish his son and discourage him from smoking dope.

The sale was a boon for the family's bank account, since the game the father purchased for 90 dollars (US) was finally sold to an Australian who plunked down 9,100 dollars for it.

The naughty son, however, will not go without a present on Christmas.

"I am still considering getting him a game for his Nintendo. Maybe something like Barbie as the Island Princess or Dancing with the Stars ... I know he will just love them," the father said, tongue-in-cheek.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Winnie the Pooh

"If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you."

- Winnie the Pooh

Thursday, December 13, 2007

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