Tuesday, June 30, 2015

BINDER: Weird App for Break Ups #Wellpark #BinderApp #Binder

If you're familiar with TINDER and Match.com where you can easily find your partner for dating and love, now there's a new app that work opposite.

BINDER is a cloud service which makes breaking up with your other half is so easy.

*CLOUD SERVICE means any resource that is provided over the internet. 


(1) USERS, will give the gender of their significant partners. And by adding their name and phone numbers.

(2) You have to put the reason why you want to end your relationship. And as soon your done, swipe right and BINDER will take care of the rest.

Some of the reasons are quite abrupt. So rude to share with your significant other, like:
  1. "it's better to have loved and lost....
  2. "Get Lost"
  3. "if you were the last person on earth, I send this..."
  4. "our relationship is as patchy as your beard.."

And if your S.O(Significant Other) cannot accept this kind of a message, USERS can select BREAK-UP VOICE MESSAGE of a Scottish man singing this line, "Your boyfriend does not like you anymore, he hates your face, he thinks you're a bore. In fact, he is sick in his mouth whenever he sees you around." 

By the way, BINDER is created by a Scottish beer company called TENNENT'S, they are the one responsible of promoting the app in the social media channels.

Here are my thoughts:

  1. For me, it is inappropriate to break up with our S.O like this, like leaving them hanging without settling issues.
  2. I still believe in a traditional break ups, that letting them know first before everyone else does.
  3. Breaking up like this, is a terrible idea. It is still better to meet in person and in private. And if your S.O is living far from you, it's better to call and talk with him/her alone.
  4. Give a frank conversation. Yes, it is painful but this will last a minute, hours, days or months. And by year, you can move on and forget the painful words that he/she said.
  5. Still say nice words in breaking up. Words that you need to say, why are you going out from the relationship. For me, this line is much more acceptable than the reasons given above: "I'm sorry it's comes to this, but I'm unhappy with our relationship and I don't want to drag it out."
  6. And don't ever discuss BLAME, whose fault why the relationship is not working. The best thing is to end it with mutual acceptance without pointing finger at each other.
  7. I know, it is hard to end relationship. But it is more coward to hide it by giving them a message of a BREAK UP.

BINDER APP is a nice app, for those cannot say it face to face. Maybe because they are avoiding long awkward break-up conversation.

You can download BINDER from App Store and Google Play.

Here are some reviews about BINDER:

SCREENSHOT GRAB from Google Play

*I used 3 Android smartphones, but this app is incompatible with all my devices.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Single Mom Celebrating Father's Day Is Not Right? #FathersDayIsNotforSingleMothers #FathersDay #SingleMom #HappyFathersDayMom

I was about to right a post from my fashion blog, when I landed to a post that gives me a "WHAT!" reaction. Yes, I know that FATHER'S DAY is defined as male who had a child, a male parent, a father-in-law or a step-father. Any person does not fall into this categories is not to be called a father(?).

It started in this title post, Father's Day Is Not For Single Mother's, though the writer had a good point in separating the two statuses, THE FATHER and THE MOTHER responsibilities and characters towards community and families. For me, we cannot compare these two because they have their own contributions that make them more unique with their own status, most especially with the single mom and dad.

Father's Day start its concept from a story of a single dad who raises his six children alone after his wife died. And same story goes with a single mom. For LIFE without the both can't be easily handled, it takes TWO TO TANGO!

So it is very important to celebrate both, month of JUNE is a Day for the FATHER'S, Mother's Day is in the month of MAY, and for those who doesn't know SINGLE PARENTS' DAY is celebrated in March.



There's no need to judge single mother's:

To spread the “love” to single moms on Father’s Day is not as empowering as it might seem. Contrariwise it capitalizes on a self-inflicted wound and stunts the process of healing. The truth is parents should be honored and appreciated every day in their respective roles.This is not a personal issue it is a community crisis that leads a woman to believe she can do the job of a man. No matter how courageous a woman is, just as many men who are left to raise their children alone are not mothers; the role of the father is not one that can be filled by a woman. This does not take any credit away from the “Wonder Woman” that she is and the hard work she invests in taking care of her family. These things just make her an amazingly strong woman but biologically not a father.

~Read more at http://guardianlv.com/2014/06/fathers-day-is-not-for-single-mothers/#cOJZ3EOU4wUuIsmz.99

I respect the writer's opinion, that Father's Day is for the Father's. And we must not undervalue and take for granted that fact.

A Father's Day is for father's and not right for a single mother.

But for other single mothers(like me), I don't care if it is not right to celebrate it with Father's Day, as long as we know that we are loved by our children, and seen by others that we both played the rules in a right way---no one can stop us!

We don't have bad intentions to cover our hates for our kids' father, but this is "US"-- This is the way we see things in a right perspective, because we have done our part as parents to our kids, and we deserve appreciation and honor for doing our part as father's too!

We don't want to rob them for their day, but I hope everyone feel what we really feels deep inside. These parental roles we have now is not so easy(same as with the single dad), it takes us years to realize that we are alone, that we need to provide our kids what they want, that we are responsible, and last we are strong to face life challenges.

I have this video created by Angel Soft, a video that talks about how children feel and how much they appreciate their single, widowed, separated, annulled and divorced moms this Father's Day.


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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Ms. Independent: A Single Mother Celebrating Philippine Independence Day #HappyIndepenceDay #PhilippineIndependenceDay

June 12th is celebrated as Independence Day for the Philippines, the Day of Freedom (ARAW NG KALAYAAN)! A national holiday here in the Philippines that is also celebrated worldwide by the people who have Filipino roots.

Throughout Philippine history, Filipinos had to do a lot of empowerment, a lot of fighting, a REVOLUTION. A fight not only lead by a man but also a woman, like Teodora Kalaw, Maria Josefa Gabriela Silang, Gregoria de Jesus wife of Bonifacio, Melchora Aquino, Patrocinia Gamboa, etc. These are the Philippine Revolutionary women responded with dedication and conviction with courage and belief to fight for patriotism and an independent state. A faith with action---to stand up, rise up, and fight for the rights and led to build a Philippine Republic.

Nowadays, women still correspond to this call - a revolution. But a revolution inside their own domicile. The weighing of TIME, MONEY, ENERGY and the unwavering love and care for family. We fight for family protection, we fight because we love our family and whatever happens there's someone doing it all her own --- and that is becoming an independent woman, the most selfless act, doing her best align with discipline and have a positive influence to her children.

Despite the situation that's coming in her way, that totally and practically made her plans and dreams so messed up, she swallowed all her pride and continue to give her children a better life.

Be sensitive to pain a single woman had, recognize that most single parents face difficult financial and emotional dilemma. And having this, they want to escape the stressful life that they have and be FREE from this upheaval.

The celebration of our Independence here in our country is also a celebration of every single parents who wanted to have a TRUE FREEDOM from discrimination in education, employment, religion and health. An affirmation of a true individual liberty: the right to speech and express her own ideas!

We(single parents) stand here as a citizen of Republic of the Philippines, declaring our rights and privileges and to affirm one's membership and allegiance we have to the society as we share one land, heritage,and our children's future.

I, Ms. Independent, a single mother with two children, with a good conscience and faith with God, have a strong conviction that if we only unite and hand-in-hand journey towards Freedom --- we can have it and live with dignity and respect.


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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Life of A Product Review Blogger #BloggersLife #LifeofaProductReviewBlogger

I've been a product review blogger since 2012 and I really enjoy receiving FREEBIES from different companies to help them promote and at the same time advertise their product in my site. This way it can bring detailed information and give awareness to my readers about products that they already know or may not know and in that it may help them.

Yes, we are so blessed receiving all the free stuff. It really help us boost our source of traffic, subscribers and revenue from our blog. Because of the useful and quality blog content of the site that provides useful information that gives impact in buying decisions of readers.

They have a good taste in choosing right people to do the PROMOTION. Whether you agree or disagree with me, BLOGGERS are CHEAP in terms in a long, lasting advertising promotion. In my experience, I am okay with the payment of $25 blog post link for 6 months or an XDEAL wherein company is giving you the FREE STUFF, all you have to do is to use it and give review after that your work is DONE.

Your review is very useful, compared with the advertisement you see on a magazines and newspapers, when people see the ads after that they will throw it and wait for the next issue. Your blog review is forever in the archives, one click by using search engine the result will be highlighted back to your product reviews.

Another thing is the SOCIAL MEDIA. Company knows that blogger has many social media followers, like in KLOUT, PINTEREST, STUMBLEUPON, LINKEDIN, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER & FACEBOOK.

This is what we called the VIRTUAL LIFE, the life where people are in to an Online World, the E-Commerce business, etc...that greatly affect the people purchasing decisions.

Giving bloggers a FREE REVIEW PRODUCTS is the only means they can increased their company sales.

Though some companies are very strict in giving requisites to let you review their products, checking your ALEXA RANKING, SITE RANKING, etc...but there are some companies that by signing up you will become a PRODUCT REVIEWER.

If everyone envy us because of the FREEBIES we have received, don't be. Because sometimes in posting reviews there are mix reaction that bloggers receive from their readers, especially if they encounter product problems.


A blogger is requested to make a 100% honest review, right? What if that honest review turns into a negative one, probably not in your best interest, or with that with your readers, to respond to a negative reviews.

That is how complicated a product review for me, you can't please anybody about your thoughts, it benefit no one to believe or not, even if I edit it or give a sugar coated opinion or be poetic with my words as long as I put an honest review and a lot of a hard work by making various testing.

We may not agree on an item-and that's the beauty of innovation.

I embrace different opinions in fact in every post I've made I always ask my readers and encourage them to use the product and let me know their thoughts. Though sometimes I see no point in making reviews, especially if I read a comment about a sad experience of a certain product.

But I am not stopping doing reviews! I love doing it with all HONESTY and RESPECT!

You can read most of my product reviews here, GLAMOURHOLICMOM 

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

"Run Duterte Run" Fun Run For Federalism #PhilippineFederalism #RunDuterteRun #MayorDuterteForPresident2016

When I first heard about the "Run Duterte Run" Fun Run activity, I promise myself to join the said event.

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*Magsaysay Park, Davao City

The activity was set today, May 23, 4:30AM at Magsaysay Park. By the way, the said run is simultaneously done nationwide with Manila and Cebu.

This run is organized by a group of Barangay captain here in Davao City, which aim to unite people to support FEDERALISM and urge Mayor Rody Duterte to run for President in the upcoming National Election in 2016.

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 *Manila Run Duterte Run: Running from Coastal to CCP 5K

I am overwhelmed to see flock of people supporting Mayor Rody Duterte, not just here in Mindanao but also in Luzon and Visayas.

"Run Duterte Run"
Fun Run; Uniwide Coastal Mall Paranaque
To PICC Grounds Pasay City
May 23,2015
Photo credit: Jin Sinkara Xiu

In Mindanao, regarding Federalism campaign, I can say that most of the people are all in favor with Federalism. For some of the cities in Luzon and Visayas also favor the Federalism, but still need to raise awareness with other parts of the cities and municipalities to campaign for this program.

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The "Run Duterte Run" Fun Run is very  successful, with the help of different religious sector, LGU's and Mindanao tribes in endorsing Federalism campaign and make Federalism an alternative for BBL, in order to unite Christian and Muslims. And the conflict between the two will not worsen, that is the main purpose of Federalism and why Duterte is the right person to lead the campaign.

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The run end at Rizal Park.

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But for those who would like to join the second league, a FREE Run will be conducted tomorrow, May 24, 5AM, Sunday, from Freedom Park to Rizal Park.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Win A Personalized Baby Item From My 1st Years & Wife.Mother.Teacher #MyFirstYearsGiveaway #WifeMotherTeacher

Give some love in a way you can, make it special in some way.

And to make it more special it should be a personalized gift, that your creativeness and the love that you have in choosing gifts that suit your unique choices and preferences.

Customized something that has a source of love and with special dedication, just like giving a personalized teddy bears, baby clothes, baby shower gifts, etc... It's all about babies gifts that are wrapped and dispatched with care.

And if you want this item you can join My 1st Years & Wife.Mother.Teacher. They are offering a £30 Personalized Item for FREE to one lucky winner!

Are you feeling over run by children's toys? How about a pile of couch blankets you'd love to keep away from your dog? If either of those statements sound like you then I have a giveaway for you.

My 1st Years is straight from the home country of Princess Charlotte and offers a huge variety of classic & modern gifts for the brand new little ones in your life or an expectant mom to be. You'll find everything from blankets, shoes, photo albums, christening gifts or silver bangles - something perfect from every occasion. For a full review of My 1st Years by Wife.Mother.Teacher.click on this link

But here's the best part - one lucky winner will receive a £30 online store credit plus free personalization on the item of their choice.

This giveaway is open to anyone aged 18+ worldwide. To sign up just fill out the rafflecopter form below before this giveaway ends May 31, 2015. 

Good luck!

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DISCLAIMER: PAL RAINE is promoting this giveaway and not responsible for the distribution of prizes. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media.


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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Stay Connected with Sun Cellular Group Plan 999: Expand your Choices #GoodChoice #SunCellular

School days are coming and I have to stay connected with my two daughters while they are away from home.

Staying connected is the most complex relationship between parents and their children. And as a single mom, need to have that kind of a connection to know the whereabouts of my kids and have the knowledge they were heading after or before school.

I am so very thankful that a postpaid plan from SUN CELLULAR was launched to expand and enjoy all the communication benefits and to have that thorough connection with your family, relatives and friends, the SUN GROUP PLAN 999.

The unlimited sharing for 3 is the perfect plan for us, both me and my two girls. A good deal shared plans, a new way to save money as a mother on a budget who is looking for a best deal.

A postpaid plan which comes with three postpaid lines, it has 3 smartphone androids and other benefits under 1 subscriptions.

I apply for SUN CELLULAR GROUP PLAN from MAGI Communication Davao c/o Tiffany Jade via online. Got my application form thru email, then I fill it out and send it back to them together with the requirements. And for a couple of days, my application got approved, in just a week I got my 1st set of my Sun Cellular Group Plan last April 28. The second set arrive the next month May 4.

The unit was given to us consecutively, because I really waited for my Starmobile Sky to be available.

O+8.37z with FREE MONOPOD
+ Two Headset(one is inside the O+ sealed box)

ALCATEL One Touch Pop D3 + 2 Free Casing


We can stay in touch and make unlimited calls and texts to any Sun Cellular  subscribers.  Enjoying now our shared 10 hours mobile internet and by sending up to 750 text messages per month, being connected with SMART, Talk 'N Text or any other network friends 24/7.

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As soon as our SIM CARD was verified and activated, I'll try using it by calling my two tweens and it was great!

Feel good hearing their voices. What a great relief this coming school days!

For more information of these, and other Sun Cellular services you can contact MAGI Communication Davao at their SUN OFFICE mobile number 09258185992 or visit them at 12-GA Grand Mall Arcade, Digos City.

Sun Cellular is the mobile brand of Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc., a member of the PLDT Group.  

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I bought the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*



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Saturday, May 09, 2015

She Is Me: The Raising of My Mother Mini-Me #HappyMothersDay #MothersDay

This Mother's Day is definitely all about our mom. Talking about how much we love them, how we care for them and how thankful we are to have them as our mother.

That look of the finest woman we have for almost thousands of times since birth.

This Mother's Day is definitely all about my Mama.

I will give honor to my very own mother on this very special day, because she really done such a good job.

My Amazing. My Beautiful.
My Best Friend. My Mama.

I am indeed blessed, proud and appreciate my mother strength and giving up her career as a teacher just to stay at home for the sake of giving me the full attention to care and guide me all the way --- 24/7.

I will not argue, but I can't help smiling everytime I will remember the stupidity I've made during my college years, you can see that to her face that she is totally pissed off. And me totally STUBBORN. SASSY-Type B. She stood before me and look at me with no longer phases. I know she's mad---I am quiet, and a sense of obeying her words without asking anymore questions.

I do exactly remember what causes her look and being pissed with matching crossed arms with a chin up head, this is when she knew that I am in my first 12 weeks or in my 3 months pregnancy.  Yes, I got pregnant at age 23, that time I am taking up my second course in college.

For her, I am her life, her world. I am the only child and all of these years she was with me all throughout. Then suddenly, I was lost at her sight and found out that her little girl got pregnant. Her world suddenly STOP.

I give birth - Mama was there.

I have my two kids now and got separated to my husband -- Mama was there.

Recalling the good things she has done to me is priceless. Though there are times we have our little arguments, still Mama has been always there for me.


Being strong - SHE IS ME.

The strength I have right now as a single mother I get it from my Mama. My mother is my LIFE right now and as a result, I now understand how much my Mama did for me.

My Mama has provided me a path of strength, endurance and had to make tough decision of her life and that is to resign from her job and be with me. Now, I did the same just like her, but in different scenarios that is when I made my hardest decision to become a single parent to my kids and to raise them alone.

Mother Mini-Me

My Mama has been an inspiration for us together with my two daughters. We appreciate everything she has done.

I know the balancing of time and responsibility seems overwhelming, and thanks God, He had given us a mother like my Mama who teaches us with so much love, respect and compassion. Who give us confidence and I am deeply touched with her words and I will carry that till the end of time.

She's my reflection. She test the strength in me --- my self-confidence.

That I belong to her and she belong to us(with her grandchildren). And when time comes that she's going to leave us, her legacy will live through me, her Mini-ME.

Here's a song dedicated to all Mothers!!!!

Happy Mother's Day!!!



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