Thursday, January 29, 2009

Travel cash advance

The challenge of traveling almost quarterly between Australia and the Philippines is that the travel expenses lodged to credit card accounts can accumulate quite fast. This requires me to be creative and aggressive doing work to resolve these concerns while maintaing other household responsibilities.

I guess this is also the reason why I look forward in being fully back in the Philippines by the year end of 2009 as going in-and-out - 4 times a year (my sched for 2008 & 2009) can be very expensive. That easily cost US$6000 a year.

I guess for those of us who have experienced being in debt and recovered from it, the desire to secure loans is not as strong as it used to be. I guess that is partly due to the harassing credit system in the Philippines.

Friends in the U.S. and Australia can avail of payday loans to help in payments for concerns like this fast and easy.

In the US, there are entities like Payday One Loans to address these kind of concerns. Payday One is a company based and licensed in the United States and is not an offshore payday lending company. Parties based in the U.S. can apply for a cash advance 24/7 from home or work using a secure online loan application instead of making time to visit actual establishments. Even those with low credit scores are given the chance to be reviewed for possible approval.

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Sunday, January 04, 2009

Birthstones for Men, Rituals, Make Your Own Jewelry

I consider birthstone jewelries a timeless gift. Folks from all ages can be given one as it is always associated with luck especially if given by another person. It also suits any occasion whether birthday, anniversary, Valentines, engagement, among others. You can also find an increasing number of men wearing them especially if given as a gift by loved ones.

With that in mind, I've decided to pursue my crystal astrology hobby further by creating a series of websites using Amazon aStore (shared through Busby SEO Test).

I announced the first one yesterday with Birthstones Jewelry Store that is more catered for women. A few hours earlier, I finished the Birthstones for Men Jewelry Store to make it easier for men to shop (also for women buying birthstone gifts for men too).

Some old fashion rituals to remember when giving or receiving crystals and stones as gifts:
  1. It must be cleansed through running water prior to use.
  2. Dedicate or state its purpose, what it intends to remind you of. Knowing a stone's meaning can be useful. However, there's nothing stopping you from putting a special meaning for it.
  3. Wear it as often as possible.
  4. Don't let others just touch it especially if they are not close to you. Remember as well not to touch other person's crystal jewelry. As these stones or crystal are meant for luck or protection, having them touched by others especially those with negative energy, can disrupt it.
Of course, you can also make your own bead jewelry. It may not be as class and sassy as the one you get to see in various online sites but there's satisfaction in making one. (I think the last time I made one was in early 2007. It has been awhile.)