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Nuffnang Philippines Launches today! August 27, 2008! (UPDATED)

Posted by on Aug 27, 2008 in Announcements, Featured, Uncategorized

Nuffnang Philippines Launches today! August 27, 2008! (UPDATED)

What’s that blue thingy on my sidebar? Oh, wee! Golly gee! It’s Nuffnang! But wait… It looks cute, but what’s it doing there? Oh silly silly, It lets me earn $$$! Ka-ching! Ka-ching! Well not exactly Dollars but Pesos! Which is more convenient! If you have a blog and want to earn from it “pay per view”… click on the link and register now!

I am now, as I type, attempting to write this post only in 5 minutes! Yes, I am currently on a training but this is so urgent I must spread the good new fast! Remember this post about Nuffnang Philippines? Well, It’s officially here!!! Hurray! Today, August 27, 2008 is the official day for the Nuffnang Philippines to launch it’s website!

I received a mail a couple of days ago from Nuffnang PH, giving me more details to compensate for the lack of detail in my previous post, here they are:

 

Nuffnang Philippines, Inc. is a joint venture partnership between Nuffnang.com and Outcomm, Inc. with the agreement on living to its objective ? to serve targeted rich media advertising in the local blogosphere that would be mutually beneficial both to the advertisers and members of the blog network.

Nuffnang.com is Asia?s first blog advertising community. It is an online platform that allows advertisers to serve graphic advertisements on thousands of blogs according to their target audience and budget. Nuffnang takes pride of its more sophisticated platform;

Outcomm, Inc. is a local leading outdoor advertising company with an established client base (with over 60 active clients from leading advertising agencies and multinational and local direct clients), organization and sales force.

To date, over 40,000 bloggers have signed up with our platform in Singapore and Malaysia, and now here in the Philippines!

 

Nuffnang serves ads to multinational companies like Nike, Citibank, Honda, Nokia, F&N, AirAsia and many more, Nuffnang.com.ph is officially online!

I personally know that Nuffnang has been an influential ad network in Malaysia.  Not only did it let them earn some bucks, it also served as a social tool to meet other bloggers, interact with them and go to many many events hosted by Nuffnang Malaysia. 

 

Here is one post from my friend Daniel Chew a.k.a. danielctw (also rukawachew) – the man behind danielctw.com, sharing his very own Nuffnang experience as he recieves his first cheque from Nuffnang:

 

Well, it all started a year back, when Nuffnang just started I was only an unknown blogger that just so happens to blog about his boring life and very very personal. Then suddenly due to a sudden exchange of events and me meeting other bloggers, it dawned upon me, why not create a whole new blogging style… [read more]

 

Also, here are a few posts from Pinoy Nuffies:

 

1.  Earn from each and every unique visitor in your blog by Jehzeel Laurente 

2.  Testing Nuffnang, a new advertising network by Dexter Panganiban

3.  How to earn from 20 unique visitors per day by Pinoytek

4.  Make money online with Nuffnang by Jan Alvin Dimla

If you have a blog and want to earn from it “Pay-per-View”… click on the link and register now!

 Okay, Nuff said for now, till next time!

xoxo,
Candy

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EDSA: office and big advertisment from Levi’s

Posted by on Aug 26, 2008 in Featured

EDSA: office and big advertisment from Levi’s


I have plurked this one time before. I was so bored with the traffic from EDSA. Comming from Commonwealth Q.C. all the way to my office in Fort Bonifacio, it’s either I sleep (you know I dont like sleeping) or pretty much cuddling my MSI Wind on my lap. Just then along EDSA I was so surprised to catch a wifi connection!!! “Seiche Tunnel” is the name of the wifi connection. It was amazing as i had uninterupted connection from East Ave. to C5 bridge! Click here to view some details I scoured over the net: from Robin Lim on Mobility Philippines.

Also, another interesting thing that perks up my mornings… This big advertisment along EDSA from LEVI’s wrapped into the whole of the building is just so… so… so… BIG!!! You know…!!! BIG! It kinda really draws some attention you know… With the hawt guy on the building and the really sexy image *plus* the traffic along EDSA, would make you wanna stop and stare… Carefow now ladies and even gentlemen, I now consider this part of EDSA as an “accident prone area”. Though I heard from the radio station that this is even recognized in Guinness Records… though I’m not so sure about that fact, let me just update you with this… for now, enjoy the pictures, for those of you who don’t have the camera to shoot and is focusing on driving while passing this way…

Lots to drool,

Flair Candy 😛

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EDSA: wifi and big Levi’s advertisment

Posted by on Aug 26, 2008 in Featured, Pilipinas, Tech Chic, Wall of the Weird

EDSA: wifi and big Levi’s advertisment

I have plurked this one time before. I was so bored with the traffic from EDSA. Comming from Commonwealth Q.C. all the way to my office in Fort Bonifacio, it’s either I sleep (you know I dont like sleeping) or pretty much cuddling my MSI Wind on my lap. Just then along EDSA I was so surprised to catch a wifi connection!!! “Seiche Tunnel” is the name of the wifi connection. It was amazing as i had uninterupted connection from East Ave. to C5 bridge! Click here to view some details I scoured over the net: from Robin Lim on Mobility Philippines.

Also, another interesting thing that perks up my mornings… This big advertisment along EDSA from LEVI’s wrapped into the whole of the building is just so… so… so… BIG!!! You know…!!! BIG! It kinda really draws some attention you know… With the hawt guy on the building and the really sexy image *plus* the traffic along EDSA, would make you wanna stop and stare… Carefow now ladies and even gentlemen, I now consider this part of EDSA as an “accident prone area”. Though I heard from the radio station that this is even recognized in Guinness Records… though I’m not so sure about that fact, let me just update you with this… for now, enjoy the pictures, for those of you who don’t have the camera to shoot and is focusing on driving while passing this way…

Lots to drool,

Flair Candy 😛

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Thank You Jehzeel Laurente

Posted by on Aug 24, 2008 in Announcements, Personal, Pilipinas

Thank You Jehzeel Laurente

If you are reading this I have successfully installed wordpress!!! =) now, migrating my content from blogger to here will be just so easy… like one to step…

But the thing is… i kinda sorta want a different template… but I don’t know how to edit the template swt

so so so… how to change??? please

Thankyiiiieeeww TY

*UPDATE*

now my wordpress is supah fine already thanks jeh jeh!  I’ve been learning so much from you!

Too see the webpage behind this successful blogger go to http://www.jehzlau-concepts.com

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Hacking Time

Posted by on Aug 21, 2008 in Career, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Featured, Personal, Wall of the Weird

Hacking Time

Time is definitely not on my side right now. Just like how I study some stuff to hack (whoopsies… now you know), I’m also learning how to hack my Time!

Click more if you want to see me doing something CRAZY!

Just right now, do you want to know what I’m really doing at this exact moment? Yes! Time-hacking! While waiting for my Lotus notes to find the email I’m looking for in my archive, I take advantage of this time to make a blog entry!

Time management has been critical for me now. I just want to do so many things but time and my own energy is running out too. Most of you know that I hate sleeping! Yessssss!!! (with 5 Ss!) I mean we just sleep because it’s necessary right… But, sleeping takes 6-8 hours of my precious time… This is the reason why sometimes I want to try sleeping in the Comfort Room.

disclaimer: boss S, if you are reading this this is only “acting”… for blogging purposes only

toilet sleeper

Now that my Lotus notes is ok, then I must go back to work… That’s the skill of hacking time ladies and gentlemen. :)

Until next time!

xoxo,

Time Hacker

Hacking Time


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Music Mood – Because of you (Ne-yo, with lyrics)

Posted by on Aug 17, 2008 in Music

Music Mood – Because of you (Ne-yo, with lyrics)

Because of you cover by Riaritchie

I have been obsessing with this video for sometime already still I couldn’t get over it. I just wish I could strum the guitar the way she does. Sometimes I’m too lazy to write that I express what I feel through music so here goes…

click below to view lyrics

“Because Of You”

[Verse 1:]
Want to, but I can?t help it
I love the way it feels,
It?s got me stuck between my fantasy and what is real
I need it when I want it, I want it when I don?t
Tell myself I?ll stop everyday, knowin? that I won’t

[Bridge:]
I got a problem and I don?t know what to do about it
Even if I did, I don?t know if I would quit but I doubt it
I?m taken by the thought of it, and I know this much is true
Baby, you have become my addiction, I?m so strung out on you
I can barely move but I like it

[Chorus:]
And it?s all because of you [3X]
And it?s all because?
Never get enough,
She?s the sweetest drug

[Verse 2:]
Think of it every second
I can’t get nothing done,
Only concern is the next time, I?m gonna get me some
Know I should stay away from, cause it’s no good for me
I try and try but my obsession wont let me leave

[Bridge:]
I got a problem and I don?t know what to do about it
Even if I did, I don?t know if I would quit but I doubt it
I?m taken by the thought of it, and I know this much is true
Baby, you have become my addiction, I?m so strung out on you
I can barely move but I like it

[Chorus:]
And it?s all because of you (all because of you) [3X]
And it?s all because?
Never get enough,
She?s the sweetest drug

Ain?t no doubt, so strung out [2X]
Over you, over you, over you

Because of you,
And it?s all because of you,
Never get enough
She?s the sweetest drug, she?s the sweetest drug

[Thanks to Waterhoofd for these lyrics]
[Thanks to Angel, Tiffany, DebbieWang, Mariah for correcting these lyrics]

[ www.azlyrics.com ]

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Local Gossip

Posted by on Aug 12, 2008 in Celebrities, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Fashion, Featured, Pilipinas

Local Gossip

Just an update about the Local Gossip Juice fresh and hot in the Philippines. I read on the Sunday’s newspaper that ABS CBN is planning to make a Pinoy version of Gossip Girl! Now, as we all are aware, pinoy adaptations are quite “ikey-ikey” so, I don’t know if this pinoy adaptation will pull through and turn out nice… Well, what do we know… I am kind of anticipating a local sweatcase on this one…

Here’s the list of probable cast as I have read in the Philippine Star’s August 10, 2008 edition.

Anne Curtis as Blair Waldorf

KC Conception as Serena Van Der Woodsen

Luis Manzano as Chuck Bass

Although I think that Jake Cuenca could fit more into this role. I mean with his bad boy/serious image already. =P

Sam Milby as Nate Archibald


I am not so game also on this one… =P

John Lloyd Cruz as Dan Humphrey

So… What do you think? Comments? Violent Reactions? Speak up and click here :)

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Sayonara Kingswood

Posted by on Aug 10, 2008 in Personal

Sayonara Kingswood

Now is the time to leave… As my mom is missing me already and my little sis “Snow” and my little bro “Van” are already needing an “ate” / “achi.” My office voicemail is full of messages from snow… Now to let you know how “makulit” she iz, here’s a preview of what she’s like…


Snow looks more Chinese than me and she is a certified camwhore surprising me with self-portraits every time I check my cellphone’s gallery. Check this out:

now I swt

Now it’s time for me to leave the 27th floor Penthouse and go back home… Farewell freedom hehe…

Now at 6:30 I fought the urge to be a Shout Potato and said goodbye to my online friends Cedric and Joey. At 8:00 pm… I have packed 2 bags… razz but by this time I was so tired already and my back ached again…

These two is not the end… I’m not yet done… you see… my closet is only half emptied:

Oh but sien… here’s more:

oh but for the love of OC (Obsessive Compulsiveness) even if it was already 1:30 after midnight… I finished packing everything despite the back pain and the slight dizziness from being so sleepy already…

Now, I’m ready to go and ready to be fetched by my mom and go to my home sweet home… But then again… I’d have to say goodbye to freedom! Goodbye to permission-less escapades… So long midnight society… So long…

On the bright side, I’d be more comfortable and I’d have to eat home-cooked food now without having to cook myself… I could jog around the neighborhood again and I could drive my car again… I hope I still remember how to drive…

Home

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Shout Potato

Posted by on Aug 10, 2008 in Uncategorized

Shout Potato

While I was waiting for my turn for my dermatologist check up, I grabbed a copy of the Philippine Star’s Sunday issue. Then I learned a new word…


Mouse Potato – I forgot its definition as defined by the journalist and even her name but I really have a poor memory with these things. But this is how whatis.techtarget.com defined it:



A mouse potato is the computer equivalent of television’s couch potato : someone who tends to spend a great deal of leisure time in front of the computer in much the same way the couch potato does in front of the television. Both activities tend to be accompanied by snacking.

Now let’s put Shout potato in the urban dictionary…

Shout Potato as defined by me (unofficial definition):

n:
(1) A person who spends much time at on their blogs shouting at fellow shouters through ShoutOut Lounge
(2) A person lurking in their blogs with ShoutOut widget installed either shouting or luking


Hehe, so what do you think…
are you one of us…? mrgreen

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ShoutOut my Traffic!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2008 in Announcements, Business & Finance

ShoutOut my Traffic!

For many who are curious as to how I have known Nuffnang, well many Malaysian friends of mine whom I have met through penangpenang.com (who will transform into ShoutOutLounge.com on 08/08/08!), have been using Nuffnang’s tool for their blog. I personally have not registered or anything with Nuffnang as I believed that this was only open for Malaysians and Singaporeans so once again I redirect you to Problogger for more details.

Personally, I don’t know if bloggers could make that much with Nuffnang or other ads like google adsense without much traffic going into your blogsite and in my personal experience ShoutOut has been a companion, increasing my traffic to almost more than 50%!

This screen shot of my Google Analytics geographic report in which I also have posted 1 month (click here to view that post) after I opened my personal blog last May 2008 (yes, my blog so young yet it looks old? Well, thanks to helpful friends in ShoutOut):


I added analytics 1 week after I installed my blog. So, technically for three weeks, this has been my traffic… 197 “visits” in 3 weeks! My topblogs rank by this time was around 350th-something in personal blogs category (sorry no screenshot). With this in mind before, I made an effort blog hopping to drop my links by 😛 When I left my page alone as it was I only had 1-5 max views a day… sad (^_^;)

After I installed ShoutOut… jeng jeng jeng… here’s what my stat looks like at topblogs:


Oh! Yaey! I recently peaked at 120 hits a day! I couldn’t be anymore happier as compared to my pathetic 123 hits in a week *sweats* (^_^;). Though the traffic is still not that impressive as compared to other sites, I am just happy about this!! *yes!* Since I have migrated my blog to a new domain host, I have lost my analytics reports along the way but if you could have seen it… The day I added SO, there was a rapid increase in the Y AXIS! lolz as in like almost like a vertical line. This was caused mainly by one of SO’s main features to have links to your blog bellow your message.

By the way, that empty stat between the 24th of July to 2nd of August was caused by the my changing of url from flaircandy.blogspot.com to www.flaircandy.com.

Once again, another tiring night for your self-declared, panda-eyed, blog ambassadress saying “Mabuhay Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore” … for now… 😛

xoxo,
Flair Candy

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Nuffnang for bloggers reaching Philippine shores!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2008 in Announcements, Events

Nuffnang for bloggers reaching Philippine shores!

…Could this be an opportunity for both bloggers and advertisers?…

I have been thinking that I am somewhat compelled to post this! mrgreen … since many Filipino bloggers do not know about this yet and I’m pretty sure it hasn’t spread among Philippine blogs yet but Nuffnang (an advertisement company particularly for bloggers) has reached our humble shores. So, as your blog ambassadress I hereby disseminate this information in PinoyBlogosphere.


Well, pinoy problogger knows more about Nuffnang than I do so if you guys would want to know more about it just go to his website at problogger.com.ph

Yes you could put it this way, it could be another income generating add-on to your blog… or for advertisers, well this could be another outlet for reaching your target market as many bloggers talk about many things already. The Filipino blogging industry has also been growing and I am personally encouraging people, especially students, yuppies and professionals also too join the blogosphere.

Nuffnang has been a widely used advertising agent also in Malaysia and Singapore… and if I’m right, Philippines is their third target 😛

So watch out for its opening here!

Nuffnang is also hiring while it is initializing its office here in the Philippines (my neighborhood Bonifacio High Street)! So, to my friends who are talented and looking for jobs to suit their career, click here to apply!

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Free Domain Name and Free Web Hosting!

Posted by on Aug 3, 2008 in Business & Finance

Free Domain Name and Free Web Hosting!


Hello everyone!

Many friends of mine have been so excited about me having my own domain name flaircandy.com and they also have been asking me how to have one for themselves and how to maintain it.

Well personally, I bought my domain name from idotz.net for $8/year, opted to avail of the free Google apps readily available in their site and tweaked my blogger settings to make use of www.flaircandy.com domain.

But for those of you who do not want to spend a single cent for a domain name and host then here are 2 things you could do:

  1. Go to this website http://flaircandy.co.cc/ and yes I know what you’re thinking… another web site I have created — the “Candy Shop”. Well that site is under construction and I call that website “my lab” because I’m testing many web stuff thing-ies there. You want to know the best part about that Candy Shop? I created that all for free! Here’s how:a) Go to http://www.co.cc/ to get your own domain name for free and follow just follow their instructions! Although, all domain names end in “.co.cc” but it’s free!

    b) Then, go to this site http://www.000webhost.com/62384.html to open up your free webhost!

    This webhost has gnarly features for a free one already:

    – 350 MB of Disk Space
    – 100 GB Bandwidth
    – Your own domain hosting
    – cPanel Control panel
    – Website Builder (this one I used to create my template – very user friendly!)
    – Over 500 website templates ready for download
    – Free POP3 Email Box and Webmail access (so I had a [email protected] mail address!)
    – FTP and Web based File Manager
    – PHP, MySQL, Perl, CGI, Ruby.
    – No Ads at all !

    Check it out Here: http://www.000webhost.com/62384.html

    And ahoy to the web IT people. I know you might laugh at me but go ahead, this was an honest mistake! I accidentally created a forum page cool!!! But to my friends who are not web-savvy like me… I think I might have just impressed you! twisted I know right, I have impressed myself also *sweats* (I wish I could have that emoticon here). I was doing who-knows-what, clicking here and there and… TA-DA!!! Accidentally-made forum!

    Now, I don’t know what to do with it… see how easy you could make stuff through this hosting site!

    For the not-so-web savvy like me here are its “auto-install” features… Just click… click… click… then Whoala! The following could be generated automatically for you:

    – WordPress
    – b2evolution
    – Joomla
    – Drupal
    – phpWebsite
    – phpBB
    – simplemachines (this one created my forum *sweats*)
    – Coppermine (this one can generate your gallery page *whee*)

  2. Now, another option is to go to iCalvyn.com and look for that thin banner above his page saying “Apply Domain and Hosting Sponsorship Program from iCalvyn.com Now!!!” Yes, my dear friends, Domain and Hosting Sponsorship program. I don’t know the main details but go to his site and find out.
  3. Another option is to check out managed web hosting solutions for a more streamlined management of your website or blog.  This is for the more advanced folks out there looking for a more stable but affordable managed web hosting.

I don’t want to endorse things I have not tried myself, or at least that of my trusted friends yet, so I am sharing this to you all with that in mind. because I want to share my gain and I’m just basically a kind girl.

That’s all for now, this is your blog ambassadress once again saying “Mabuhay!”

xoxo,
iCandy

P.S. An update on this post. If indeed you tried this out and have a couple of problems about creating your FREE domain and hosting. Dont hesitate to Contact Me, I’d be glad to help :).

Update on Jan 14, 2009
I published this post on Aug 3.. and have been really observing how the hosting is.. and well I am super satisfied with 000webhost now and I believe I haven’t experienced any significant downtime or anything wierd while hosted there! =) So, I’m keeping it! Cheers!

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