Happy New Year to all!

We have our usual bowl of fruits for the new year (same as last year). Its family time for me now (just like the Christmas) so not much posting here.

To my friends and readers from the Philippines, stay safe from firecrackers.

And to all: Happy New Year to you, your family and all of your loved ones!!! Let us thank God for all the blessings we received this 2009 and pray that we all have more blessings in 2010.

I Won in Yugatech’s Merry Tweetmas Contest

We were already on our way to the province last week when my friends texted me that I won in Yugatech Merry Tweetmas Contest. Upon getting a decent internet connection there I visited Yuga’s blog and confirmed that I really won (on the blog category)! Nice Christmas gift 🙂 so I tweeted it here.

Today the Globe Tattoo package has arrived. I was out buying some stuff in the neighborhood store so Raven received it in my behalf.

Thanks to Yugatech and Globe Telecom for the wonderful Christmas gift!

Thanks also to Jeff for the text update and Congrats to Jyethrox and all the other winners of the merry tweetmas contest.

Visit Yugatech’s blog for more giveaways for this season.

Happy Holidays y’all 🙂 !

Merry Christmas to All

I would like to greet you all: Merry Christmas!!!

I’m here in the province for the Christmas holidays and will be back to Manila soon. I have limited internet access but I’m missing my blog hence this post 🙂

Don’t worry, I’ll share some holiday experiences here in my blog when I have a stable net access!

Happy Holidays y’all!!!

Another Google Adsense Check and Some Thank You Notes

I got another Google Adsense check recently but I have not created a blog post about it immediately due to some other pressing matters (I just tweeted about it). And I since I mentioned in my earlier blogging post that:

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Other Pinoy bloggers who helped me in one way or another deserve some link love posts too, but alas, that’s worth another post or two in the future.

Here is my 2000 and late thank you notes to some bloggers who helped me and menardconnect.com when we were just starting.

My appreciation and gratitude to:

  • Tonyo of Tonyocruz.com. Tonyo is very helpful in providing insights on blogging, social media and how to interact with the community. His tech, social issues and politics blog is a great resource for some of the articles here
  • Bro.Utoy of Bro. Utoy Saves. Bro. Utoy’s posts make me laugh, smile and it also keeps the (blogging) discouragement at bay. (note: I believe Bro. Utoy is now on his self-imposed blogging break, but I know he will be back in the scene)
  • Jehzlau of Jehzlau’s Concepts. Jehzlau is very approachable and is very helpful to bloggers both old and new.
  • Macky and Jercyl of TrendLabs Tech Marketing Team. The two wonderful ladies helped me write my first ever article for an IT magazine, and that article was really an inspiration for this blog. On the early stages of my blog, they were always there when I have simple questions on blogging, social media and the blogosphere.
  • And of course: Marhgil of Macuha.com and Zigfred of Zdiaz.com. Why the two? I have posted it on my proud to be a guerilla blogger post.

I would like to thank a lot of other people (especially from my high school batch, from my TrendLabs Tech Marketing Team and the pinoy blogging community) for the help they have given me and my blog but again that will be worthy of another post in the future. I smell another Google Adsense check coming (as well as another check from one of my favorite blogging networks) so I know that thank you post will be coming soon.

Facebook PetVille Cheats and Tips: Bubble Pop Game

Zynga is trying some new features for the Facebook Petville game and I’m posting it here in my Petville Cheats and Tips post.

Me and my pet noted that there was something new in the world icon

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Upon clicking the world icon there is a new addition to the usual options of going to the furniture and clothing stores. There is now a game section called Bubble Pop game

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When you want to play Bubble Pop, there will be some instruction on how to play the game

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Your pet will blow some bubbles and you have to pop the bubble it to finish the round and move on to the next level

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The game is very easy 🙂

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And in my humble opinion the game is very suitable for kids, but adults will find it boring after some rounds.

I hope that Zynga would be more creative in the next updates of the games section in PetVille.

Hope you like my Facebook PetVille tips update post.

Yugatech’s Merry Tweetmas

I met Yugatech in the 2nd session of TrendLabs BlogCon. I was really inspired by his success in blogging and as a sign of my gratitude to him for that wonderful Blogcon session, I am giving some link love and shout-out post for his holiday contest.

Yuga is really big time! He is giving tons of prizes for his The Yugatech Great Gadget Giveaway

Round 1 is twitter time folks and the mechanics goes like this:

1) Follow @abeolandres and @talk2globe on Twitter.

2) Post a tweet “Just entered to win a Modu Phone. Quick! Go follow @abeolandres and @talk2globe and retweet: http://bit.ly/6e2q7O #thanks2yugatech

If you are not into twitter but you’ve got a blog and want to join in the fun, worry not! Check out his The Yugatech Great Gadget Giveaway post and his  Merry Tweetmas post to know more details.

Have fun!!!

Free Six Info: Facebook PetVille Cheats and Tips

Petville is one of the hottest games in town now. It is the newest –Ville game from Zynga (following the footsteps of the Fishville, YoVille and Farmville). And in the tradition of the my six Cafe World Cheats, my six FishVille Cheats, my six Mafia Wars Cheats, my six Mybrute cheats, my six Farm Town Cheats, my six Social City Cheats and my Free Six Video posts I am sharing some six info, tips and cheats for Facebook Petville.

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#1. PetVille is a Virtual Pet game in Facebook (and Myspace too). This is a fun game and it has a cute and catchy soundtrack especially the one in the intro.

At first, you will be asked to customized how your pet will look and then you can groom and play with your pet. Some important games concepts in Petville includes the love points, which is very much similar to XP (experience points) and of course Petville coins.

#2. Ok lets go into the PetVille tips: How do you get coins and love points? In your own PetVille room you can feed your pet using the food bowl:

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And clean your pet (by rubbing the soap)

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and Pick up trash in your room.

#3. Next PetVille Tip is to get many Neighbors and send them free PetVille gifts

PetVille is a social game and neighbors are important in getting more coins and love points and therefore your pet will level up faster. When you start the game there is automatically 1 neighbor for the Petville (her name is Nosie). On the 1st visit to neighbor there will be short demo. But if you did not pay attention, its ok just proceed to the next tip

#4. Next PetVille Tip on getting more coins and love points: When you get to a neighbor’s house the first thing to do is play with the neighbor. You need to pick if you want to high five, gossip, tickle, dance, kiss or handshake the other pet.

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My favorite is of course to Dance since they seem to do a cute dance like the Wonder Girls: Nobody Nobody But You 😀

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Then you can clean and bathe the neighbor’s pet

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And then you can clean the neighbor’s house for unwanted thrash

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After cleaning there will be an indicator on how many trash are left

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Take note that trash is not just on the ground, some are up there somewhere

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Its advisable to clean all trash so that you will have a Good Housekeeping Bonus, for more extra coins and love points

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#5. And the next on my Petville Cheats and Tips list: The fastest way to earn love points is to buys furniture and stuffs in the store.

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#6. And lastly my final Petville tip: Do not cheat! Why? Similar to what I advised on my Fishville Cheats, Cafe World Cheats, Mafia Wars Cheats, Farm Town Cheats and Mybrute Cheats posts: Cheaters never win! There will be other blog posts out there encouraging you to use some cheat tools and cheat engines but I recommend that you DO NOT run executable programs unless you know 100% what these tools will do to your PC or Mac (on the file, system and registry level via reverse engineering, system monitoring, etc.) There are a lot of malware, spyware, keyloggers, and Trojan downloaders out there that are disguised as cheat engines and cheat tools so better be not the next victim OK?

Hope you like my Facebook Petville Cheats and Tips post. I will be posting some other Petville tips here in my blog soon to so don’t forget to subscribe to my blog.

Facebook Cafe World Tips: Christmas Time at the Cafe Part 2

It’s really Christmas time in the Café World. Upon login you will be greeted by a splash welcome screen

'Tis the Season

Also, Zynga released a new recipe in Facebook Café World. One remarkable thing I liked about this dish is the high payoff: 24 coins per serving, the highest in the game as of writing. Yes, the Sweet Seasonal Ham cooks in 12 hours, lets you earn 24 coins per serving. The downside is that 1 cooking package contains 100 servings only.

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Since I mentioned in my last Café World Cheats post that I’d like to redecorate my café, I gave into the temptation and I am giving you a glimpse of my Café: ala winter and holiday theme

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Main attraction is the Santa Claus and the Snowman at the center of the café.

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Hope you like my café world tips and update.

Facebook Fishville Cheats and Tips Part 2: Clown Triggerfish

Zynga released a new special fish in Fishville. I think its really quite a special fish and may enable fast experience points so this is worthy to be mentioned in my Fishville Cheats article. The new fish in town is called the Clown Triggerfish and its gives 23 XP when you buy it, and gives 92 XP when you sell it at Level 1.

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It grows in 3 hours so its comparable to the Blue Green Chromis, but definitely worth more experience points. The catch is that you will need 1 Fishville Sand Dollars each to buy it 🙂

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Facebook Sand Dollars is for sale at the Fishville Best Value Store. You can reach the Fishville Best Value Store by clicking the Get More Coins Tab.

Fishville Coins pricing info:

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Fishville Sand Dollars pricing info:

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And they are available via credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discovery) and Paypal too.

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Hope you like my Fishville Tips update post.

Mafia Wars Cheats and Tips Part 5: Bangkok

Brace yourself for the newest expansion for Mafia Wars!!! Zynga today released some teasers for the upcoming Mafia Wars Bangkok Expansion. The Travel Tab now have the Bangkok destination

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and clicking it will lead you to the teaser page

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The developers are now encouraging you to collect the following items

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in the New York City’s Soldier, Hitman and Enforcer Tier. To know if the jobs will be yielding out the items, look for the elephant icon

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The final item to collect to travel to Mafia Wars Bangkok will be the Thai Passport, which will be available during the launch date.

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Mafia Wars Bangkok will also have some factions. Quoting the game site

For decades, the Japanese Yakuza and Chinese Triads have battled for control over the lucrative criminal markets of Thailand. As a newcomer, you’ll need to choose a side to succeed in Bangkok. This isn’t a one-way relationship, though – as you increase your standing with your chosen faction, you’ll also earn access to additional items to fill out your arsenal.

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Exciting!!! So which faction will you choose?

Hope you like my Mafia Wars Cheats and Tips post for the upcoming Bangkok Expansion

Update 01.23.2010

I heard that Mafia Wars Bangkok Passport is available to some Mafia players already. Read my Mafia Wars Cheats and Tips: Bangkok Passport post

Update 01.27.2010
I finally got my mafia wars bangkok passport. Kindly visit my
Mafia Wars Cheats and Tips: Finally Got my Bangkok Passport post

Update 01.30.2010
Mafia Wars Bangkok is now open. Kindly visit my
Mafia Wars Cheats and Tips: Bangkok Now Open article

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