On January 9, 2014, I will celebrate the 10th year anniversary of my first surviving blog entry. I started writing online 15 years ago, in 1999 but only got into the blogging platform in 2004.
So here’s my challenge to myself: blog everyday starting on January 9, 2014.
Here are the rules:
- Each blog post must be published here at Life with Ria.
- Each blog post must be 100 words or more. IF it is a photo or video blog post or a podcast, 20 words should suffice.
- Blog posts must not be about sponsors, clients, blogging events, and the like. Unless the post’s approach, insights, or perspective is personal in nature.
- I must share each blog post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
- IF I skip one day, I will not make up for it some other day. I will just pick up where I left off and just extend the period until I have published at least one post for 365 days.
It has been one year since Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) hit the provinces of Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, and Davao del Norte but its effects are still greatly felt by survivors. Classified as a Category 5 Typhoon, Typhoon Pablo struck on December 4, 2013. It affected over 6 million Filipinos and over 2,000 were left dead or are still missing.
Kinablangan, Baganga, Davao Oriental
Image by Anj Nacorda of AnjNacorda.com.
Save the Children is an organization focused on giving children “what every child deserves – a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.” They have been on site for many months now and they assert that there has to be an increase in support to help families fully recover the impact of Typhoon Pablo on their livelihood.
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Bloggers for Relief PH is spearheading a campaign to assemble 1,000 hygiene kits for the survivors of Yolanda. Each kit will contain toiletries and other essentials good for one week’s use by one person. Each kit will cost around P100 or $2.50.
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It has only been three years but so much has happened. So much has changed. So many friends gained. And so many “friends” lost.
It has been a long and winding road. In my 31 years of life full of drama, twists and turns, this last journey I have been taking for over 3 years has been an interesting one.
Once again, I am at a crossroad. There are days when I still look back at the painful memories. And yes, there are still nights when I cry in frustration. Times when I’d get sad over the most trivial things. Moments when I feel jealous of others. I feel like I tried and worked so hard but I don’t really have anything to show for it.
There’s always one thing I tell myself and others, that no matter how great or small, every experience is an opportunity to learn. And there are lots that I’ve learned through the past three years. At the very least, I can say I have learned many valuable lessons I would have never learned if this journey had been a successful one.
Nowadays, it’s imperative to have online and mobile services. No matter what your business is. What will set you apart from your competitors is how convenient and helpful your online and mobile services actually are.
I have several bank accounts and I have tried various online and mobile banking services. I love the BPI 24/7 services the best.
BPI Express Online Site
BPI Account owners may do their online banking, leisurely and hassle-free, at www.bpiexpressonline.com. One of the things I really like about this banking site, is how it allows me to choose my own username and password. Other banking sites have pre assigned usernames or require you to enter your ATM PIN or other information before you can even log in. Inconvenient, right? Meanwhile, BPI gives me the convenience of using my choice username and password, without having to look at my bank passbook or bank card every time I log in.