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6 Must-Do's for a Lasting and Enjoyable Marriage

My wife and I are married for a year and a half now. We lost our first baby six months ago during the 2nd month of the pregnancy. In the first couple of months in our married life, everything has been a challenge. We've grown to know every little thing there is to know with each other. That resulted to over familiarity and often to misunderstandings and fights.



We decided to attend our church (Christ Commission Fellowship) couples retreat program in the hopes to get to know more each other in love. It was held at Harbor Lights Hotel in Cagayan de Oro. Thank God we did because we were blessed by all the revelations He has impressed on us during the retreat. Below are six things we have learned:

1. Couples Must Leave, Cleave and Be One Flesh

It is God's design for marriage for a man to leave his family, be with his wife and enjoy intimacy with her. If a married couple lives with the husband's/wife's family, conflicts will surely arise. Husbands are heads of the family so…

Harbor Lights Hotel [Photos]

My wife and I were privileged enough to have attended our church couples retreat at Harbor Lights Hotel in Cagayan de Oro. Our stay was pleasant and enjoyable not to mention the things that we learned in the seminar/event.

The following are photos I took in the hotel.


















Hotel Room Prices (taken from their website):
Standard single or double occupancy room  = P 1,595.00Suite single or double occupancy room         = P 2,700.00Extra person / bed                                              = P  450.00Visit the hotel website here

199Jobs Review

I am always on the lookout for additional income streams especially when it's online and I can earn it from home. Recently, I have discovered 199jobs.com. This is a website where you sell your services for just 199 PHP. If you are familiar with Fiverr, then this, for me, looks like local version of it. This post is my 199jobs review.

I registered to the site and see if I can make some money out of it. Registration is pretty straight forward and if you have an email or a Facebook account, you are good to go.

I am a certified online marketing specialist. So, I listed my service as a website auditor under digital marketing category. You can see my service here.

On the day my listing was published,  I already received my first order. I finished the task within 3 days as promised from my sales copy then notified the buyer and the buyer completed the task on his end. After that, I received my payment of 159 PHP. 199jobs gets 20% of each completed order. That is how they make money.

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I Turned My TV into a Windows 10 PC - PLDT TVolution Stick

So we availed the PLDT TVolution Stick and we are happy so far. The deal only adds 299 per month on top of our current Internet plan. See video for more details below.

Midway Minkay Beach Resort

Wife and I went to Midway Minkay beach resort as part of my birthday celebration. We agreed to go out more often while we don't have kids yet. 
The resort is located in the Municipality of Initao, around a 45-minute bus ride from Iligan city where we live. We took a Rural bus transit with a fare of P85 each person.
The resort staff were friendly and polite. Area was clean and we enjoyed the white sands. We rented a room for two for P1,799 a night with complimentary breakfast. The food was great and there were a lot of amenities that you can enjoy such as renting banana boat, zip line and jet skis. 
Overall, we had an awesome time. I highly recommend the place.
Here is a video I created about the resort. Contact numbers and rates are found in the video.
Some photos:







July Google Adsense Payment Report

Gikan pakog laba medyo kapuy pa. :)

But it was a great day yesterday. I received another payment from Google Adsense with a significant increase compared to the month of June.



Month of June - 387.53 USD
Month of July - 529.15 USD (I received 24,159.71 Php)

A difference of 141.62 is great at least for me. This inspires me to keep going.

Traffic: The overall number of Sessions in my sites for the month of July is 39,027. June had the overall traffic of 28,666.

I am happy with my earnings so far and currently looking into affiliate marketing to add to it.

Unta musaka pa next month.

Wide VS Macro VS Fish Eye VS Normal IPhone Lens

As part of my goal to learn mobile photography and videography, I bought a 3 in 1 mobile phone lens from Lazada. In this post, I will give example of images and videos using the lenses.


All the images and videos below were taken using the Iphone 6s plus back camera. 
Normal Camera



Fish Eye Lens




Macro Lens



Wide Angle Lens



I really liked the wide angle and macro lenses. I will be using wide angle for videos and macro for photos.
Here are some shots I took with the Macro lens. 

Google Adsense Achievement: 1 Million Impressions

My Adsense account was approved on the year 2011. I earned money with it from 2011 to 2012 through niche sites getting traffic from search engines. The year 2012 was also the year of the first penguin update. The update affected all of my sites and suddenly put a halt to my earnings. 
Since 2012, I had not used Adsense in making money online until this year. So from 2011 to 2012 and 2016, my Adsense account lifetime ad impressions hit 1 million.
Google was kind enough to remind me of this small milestone. Thanks G!

Apple Iphone 6s Plus + Short Film

I recently bought an Apple Iphone 6s Plus space gray color.  The reason why I bought it is that I want to learn mobile photography and videography. The last photography camera I had was Nikon D5200 which was great for advanced beginner users. This, this and this are some examples of my shots using Nikon. Since I sold that camera, I lost touch with my passion for photography. So, buying this iphone is a great rekindle of this lost love.



Here is an unboxing video my wife did:



I played a little with the video camera and came up with a short film called Source (video below).






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