24 November 2012

1st Paskong Pinoy sa Muscat: A Christmas Chorale Concert

The feastive season is coming and all the excitement and grandious preparation is along the way. Though Muscat , the Sultanate of Oman is an Arab country but the neutral and welcoming atmosphere of this majestic country has given all the expatriates a huge freedom to exercise their rights to worship and celebrate  their very own festivities.

For this year, The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in the Sultanate of Oman in cooperation with the  Filipino  Community Social Club (FILCOSOC) cordially invites all the Overseas Filipino Workers to savour the festive Christmas season on its 1st Paskong Pinoy sa Muscat: A Christmas Chorale Concert.

Various Filipino Community Chorale Group including the Filipino Catholic Community of Oman Choir Group will grace the Christmas concert. Admission is diffinitely free, the venue will be in American British Academy Auditorium, Al Khuwair on November 30, 2012 at exactly 6:00pm

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20 November 2012

Pasasalamat ng isang OFW Seafarer

Ito ay isang liham ng butihing seafarer na lubos nag papasalamat sa mga taong tumulong makamit ang kanyang mga pangarap.... basahin ang Pasasalamat ng isang OFW Seafarer.

Ikinalulugod ko pong pasalamatan ang lahat ng mga tao at kawani ng gobyero ng ating republika ng pilipinas na tumutulong sa mga kagaya kong ofw na makaalis at makipag sa palaran sa ibang bansa. ako po si paragas mark anthony b. paragas tubong makati city at isang ofw na nagttrabaho bilang isang seaman. 25 taong gulang ako ngayon at nagsimula akong mag abroad sa gulang na 21. lumaki akong di masyodong nakagisnan ang aking ama sapagkat siya rin ay isang ofw.

Ang buhay ng isang marino na kagaya ko ay hindi biro. inihahalintulad ko ang sarili sa isang isda na kung saan may tubig ay nanduroon din dapat ako para mabuhay.sa tubig ako kumikita ng ipang tutustos ko para sa aking pamilya. ganun ang buhay ko bilang isang marino. sa totoo lang sa twing lilisanin ko ang pilipinas at ang aking pamilya ako ay naiiyak sa dahilang di ko alam kung ako ay makakabalik pa ng nasa maayos na kundisyon dahil halos ang kalahati ng buhay naming mga marino ay nasa hukay kada maglalayag ang barko. o kung hindi naman baka ako ay palitan ng aming kumpanya na kadalasan ay nakikita ko ding pinoproblema ng aking mga kasamahan. sa totoo lang ang buhay naming ofw ay walang kasiguraduhan sa lahat ng oras at pagkakataon.

Dahil hindi madaling mawalay sa mga minamahal namin sa buhay dito sa pilipinas. ganun pa man hanggat may pag kakataon ako sinisikap ko pa ding mapaunlad ang sarili at itaguyod ang aking pamilya sa marangal na paraan ng dugo't pawis at kakarampot na kinikita. ako ay nangangarap na balang araw ay magsisilbing gabay sa mga taong nawawalan ng pag asang umulad at abutin ang mga pangarap. sa sakripisyo nagmumula ang pagmamahal..... at ang pagmamahal ang magbubuo sa mga pangarap.

Lubos na nagpapasalamat

Mark Anthony B. Paragas
Ofw Seafarer

Featured picture on this post is taken from http://inzones.com/picturezone/free-boat-photos.htm
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15 November 2012

Villar Foundation invites 2nd OFW & Family Summit

Villar Foundation stood up for their cause, once again the organization invites all OFW and family to come and be involved in the 2nd OFW Summit. This year's theme " Hanep ang Buhay dahil may Hanapbuhay", honours the hardships of every Overseas Filipino Workers across the globe. The venue will be at the World Trade Center on November 22, 2012

Please read details below:

Before you fill up the registration form below, please be ready with soft/scanned copy of the valid passport of the OFW and any of the following documents:

(Bago mag-fill up ng registration form, paki-handa ang kopya ng valid passport ng OFW at kahit ano sa mga sumusunod na mga dokumento)

• Remittance Slip

• OWA/POEA Registration

• Seaman’s Book

• Allotment Certificate

• or Employment Contract

If a relative is attending the event in behalf of the OFW, a document to support the relationship of the representative to the OFW should be provided

(Kung kamag-anak ang dadalo in behalf ng OFW, mag-submit ng dokumentong magsusuporta sa relasyon ng representative sa OFW)

For parent of single OFW

(Sa magulang ng Walang Asawa na OFW)

• OFW birth certificate where name of one parent matches the registrant

(OFW birth certificate kung saan ang pangalan ng magulang ay tutugma

sa rehistrante)

For brother/sister of single OFW

(Sa Kapatid ng Walang Asawa na OFW)

• Birth certificates of OFW and his/her sibling; where name of one parent

in both birth certificates is the same

(Birth certificate ng OFW at Birth Certificate ng kapatid, na kung saan ang

pangalan ng isa sa magulang ay makikita sa parehong Birth Certificates)

For spouse of married OFW

(Sa Asawa ng OFW)

• OFW marriage certificate

For child of married OFW

(Sa anak ng May Asawang OFW)

• Birth certificate of child where name of one parent is the OFW

(Birth certificate ng anak kung saan isa sa mga magulang ay ang OFW)

Your registration will not be accepted unless the foregoing document requirements are attached.

(Ang inyong registration ay mababale-wala kung hindi makapag-submit ng naturang dokumento)

To register click the link below:

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01 November 2012

OFW, How Can You Earn Extra Income through Blogging

An OFW who earns more than a million every month is too lucky to get such high paying job, but for most of us, other source of extra income is really necessary.

Starting a blog is not a good idea when you badly needed additional money now, but when you start it today, it could help you later on when you take good care of it. Here are some guidelines based on my personal experience which aim to help you.

1. Set up a blog at Blogger (blogspot.com).

When entering into the world of blogging, I can only recommend two platforms for you, the Wordpress.com and Blogger. But since advertising is Wordpress.com is not allowed for newly created blogs which have only little traffic, you better start blogging at Blogger or blogspot.com.

Do not be lazy to search for tutorials in the internet if there are something you do not know how to do. Almost every idea you needed are now available internet in just few clicks.

If you’re lazy, it is better for you to stop reading this post from this point.

2. Write a blog post in freestyle.

There many tips online which suggest steps on what to do and what to write in your first few days or weeks in blogging, but I tell you, feel free to write anything. Just write nicely, it doesn’t need to be perfect.

You can even say that you are trying to make a post but you do not know how to start. You can write about what was your dream last night or what did you eat this morning. Just be nice in your language.

I also started a freestyle blog. I wrote about window display ideas, design, my personal experiences, my favorite stuff and anything which I feel good writing about.

It is easy to create content if you do not think of any rules in writing.

3. Network with other bloggers.

There are already millions of bloggers in the world and it would be easy to get connected with them online. Join with their group on Facebook, on forums and any other places in the internet where you can find them or should I say, us.

By connecting with them, you can learn a lot about blogging which you can use to improve your blog and you blogging skills.

4. Apply for your Adsense.

I intentionally put this idea in the third part because it is better to apply for your Adsense account if your blog have at least more than ten posts.

On the other hand, you can actually apply for an Adsense account at the same day you created you blog. This is the recent information I have receive from new bloggers.

Adsense will help you earn very little income while your blog is still new. Don’t expect hundred dollars from Adsense during your first six month in blogging.

5. Improve your content and writing style.

If you will just stick on a freestyle writing, do not expect to receive bigger amount of extra income from blogging. Improve your content. Improve your writing style. Improve you blog.

The better content you have, the closer you are to success.

6. Identify your niche and write for your audience.

A blog which is serving a specific group of audience is more like to succeed than a blog with random topics.

According to Seth Godin, “The most effective stories match the world view of tiny audience – and then that tiny audience spread the story.”

7. Grow your blog and keep earning from it.

Maintain your blog. Publish contents regularly. Buy your own domain name, and if you can, go for a self-hosted blog.

When you blog will have high traffic and ranking, you can start accepting sponsored post, direct advertisements and other avenue to generate income from your blog and blogging. Your blog will be a good source of passive income when it has good quality.

That’s all for now. Thank you for reading. Godspeed!


Jyppe A. Quidores is a print design and visual merchandising specialist. He blogs at The Creativity Window about (but not limited to) visual arts with emphasis on visual merchandising, print design (e.g. packaging design), product photography and creative display – which are helpful for retailers and other individuals from different creative fields especially the beginners. Follow him on Twitter @jpquidores.

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