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November 27th, 2007

Money in Blogging


In my series of blog-hopping, I keep finding blog advertising and getting paid to blog ads through PayPerPost. Then a friend, Shiera of Bisdak Babbles tried. I got more curious! This has all led me to sign up as well.

Why not? After all, I have been blogging more often now and I am really enjoying it. Making money out of blogging is not such a bad idea. I could use the money for Matthew, the main reason why I blog! And there’s shopping, travelling or simply putting the money on savings for any future needs.

After a few days, with little bit of pleasant surprise, my blog was approved! I do not know exactly what the criteria are for a blog to be approved but if this blog got through, your blog could be approved as well.

I have already seen a few opportunities for earning money through PayPerPost. So far, I qualify for the amount that ranges from $5.00 to $20.00. Soon I can qualify to blog and post reviews for $35.00 or higher like $200.00. Wouldn’t that be cool!

There is nothing lost in trying! And who knows how much money you can gain by blogging about things you love. So try it. Click the link below if you want to try.

November 19th, 2007

Happiness and Meaning, Part 2

On Happiness …  

  • Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” – Albert Schweitzer

  • We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.” – Anne Frank

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert Heinlein

  • If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

My personal favorite …

Happiness comes from the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.” – Storm Jameson

On Meaning …

  • The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.” – Carl Gustav

All that is worth remembering of life is the poetry in it.” – William Hazzlitt

  • Everywhere one seeks to produce meaning, to make the world signify, to render it visible. We are not, however, in danger of lacking meaning; quite the contrary, we are gorged with meaning and it is killing us.” – Jean Baudrillard

My favorite…

Next to God, we are indebted to women, first for life itself, and then for making it worth having.” – Christian Nevell Bovee

November 18th, 2007

Happiness and Meaning

I recenly got really interested with the Heroes, TV Drama. I watch the re-runs when I can. It’s storyline is about people who have evolved to developed special abilities. While X-Men is more action packed, Heroes is psychological and delves more with how these people handle their special abilities and how these abilities affect them and each other.

Mr Linderman: You see, I think there comes a time when a man has to ask himself whether he wants a life of happiness or a life of meaning.

Nathan Petrelli: I’d like to have both.

Mr Linderman: [Shakes head] It can’t be done. Two very different paths. I mean, to be truly happy a man must live absolutely in the present, and with no thought of what’s gone before, and no thought of what lies ahead. But a life of meaning, a man is condemned to wallow in the past, and obsess about the future….

– Heroes, TV Drama

One of the scenes have the dialog that talks about two paths that we can live our lives. One is life of happiness and the other, life of meaning. As the dialog suggest, happiness and meaning are mutually exclusive, that they are different paths to take and that one can’t have both, happiness and meaning! It is very interesting and thought provoking but I do not believe this idea.

I think, a person can be happy that he has meaning in his life, and that a person’s life is meaningful when he is happy.

October 23rd, 2007

My Right Brain Rules, The 2nd Time

It’s consistent! My Right Brain rules again!

I found another Left Brain vs Right Brain Test that evaluates Brain Hemisphereric Dominance through 18 questions. In this test, I responded as a right brained person to 14 questions, and as a left brained person to 4 questions. It seems I use my right brain the most.

*Click to take the test

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My Right Brain Rules

October 23rd, 2007

My Right Brain Rules

Grace, Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

Based from the Left Brain vs. Right Brain Test, very interestingly I found out that my right brain has dominance over the left side brain. In the test, no matter how I looked at it, twitched my eyes and all, I can only see the turning in the clockwise direction.

What does that say about me?

  • Use feelings and “big picture” oriented? True!
  • Imagination rule? … hmmm, sometimes!
  • I use symbols and images to learn and explain? Most of the time, True!
  • Present and Future? I worry and care for the future. 
  • Philosophy & Religion? .. has always been my interests!
  • Can “get it” (i.e. meaning)? … I think I do -get it, most of the time!
  • Believes? I have core beliefs that I follow.
  • Appreciates? I appreciate people and I seldom forget good deeds.
  • Spatial perception? … I don’t know!
  • Knows object function? Very true, I know an object through its function.
  • Fantasy based? … I like fantasy based movies!
  • Presents possibilities? I always give the benefit of the doubt. Needless to say, there are always other possibilities…
  • Impetuous? (I had to look up for it’s definition!) False, I take a long time to make decisions and I am not a violent person.
  • Risk taking? I don’t like taking risks but I’d like to think that the risks I take are necessary.
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