25,000 Quality Christmas Gift Ideas under $25 at Kmart

Did you notice something new with my site? At the upper left column, a Christmas tree counter widget! How many days left before Christmas? It’s getting closer, right? And……. are you looking for Christmas gift ideas for your loved ones? I was searching for it before but now that I’ve found Kmart 25,000 quality gifts under $25, I’ll just keep on selecting gift items for this holiday season. The website is user-friendly; you can easily find what you are looking for by sorting by brand, top picks, prices low to high, prices high to low, sale and clearance. You can also sign up to receive Kmart news via email for receive updates on special store hours, in-store deals and online only deals in order to avail the best deal during holiday shopping.

Here are some of my favorites:
  • Craftsman® 23-inch hand tool box with comfort handle, $19.99 from husband
  • Martha Stewart Everyday tall nickel pillar candleholders, $14.99 each for my mom
  • Route 66 girls fashion hoodies and embellished jeans, both just $16.99 each for my niece Chinkee
  • Just Kidz® Deluxe soft-bodied 16” doll set with stroller, $20.00 for my niece Crichlyn
  • LeapFrog Leapster Learning Games, various titles priced at $24.99 for my nephew
  • Multi-Stripe promotional comforter priced at $19.99 for home
  • Hello kitty carry along mini doll house priced at $12.99

According to Kmart CMO, Mark Snyder, ““For more than 100 years, families have turned to Kmart for quality products at prices they can afford. This year more than ever, our customers are conscious about their spending. And through our extensive savings, our layaway program and no payments, no interest for six months, we continue to provide the value and savings to make this holiday season shine for all.” Kmart knows best! This is one of the reasons to shop at Kmart! Shop wisely and enjoy the holiday.

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Country of Kauai Camping Areas

The country of Kauai Parks and Recreation Division manages seven campsites along the coast of Kauai. All campsites users are required to get permits with a corresponding fee charged per permit. In order to obtain permits and additional information, please contact:

Parks Permit Section
Department of Public Works
Division of Parks and Recreation
4444 Rice Street
Mohikana Building, Suite 150
Lihue, Hawaii 96766

Phone: 808-241-6660

Kauai County Camping Areas
  • Haena County Beach Park
  • Hanalei Blackpot County Beach Park
  • Anini County Beach Park
  • Anahola County Beach Park
  • Hanamaulu County Beach Park
  • Salt Pond County Beach Park
  • Lucy Wright County Beach Park

File Extension Resources

Not All PC-users are computer literate. Every computer users have different level of knowledge as how their computer works. Some are just enjoying their basic PC operation skills with user-friendly software and the Internet. What about PC trouble shooting and maintenance? Sometimes we did research or even hired someone to fix the problem.

I started using PC about 6 years ago. I had tried various PC applications in my job or just for fun. I do not have formal education in using a computer, just based on experience. But there times that I wanted to learn more or to study more and be aware of the different file extensions while working with my PC.

It was my first time to come across with file extension csv. I wonder what this symbol represents and how does it work. Thanks to File-types.com for writing an article about it. I have learned that file extension csv is an acronym for Comma Separated Value which is useful in exchanging data from one application to another.

For novice PC users and those who have years of experience but have no formal training in PC, File-types.com is one of the best place to find resources of the different file extension types such as: QP3, HQX, IMG, JNPL, LNG, MPG, NTH, QIF, WIDGET and much more.


Kauai State Parks Camping Areas

There are three campsites managed by the Division of State Parks in Kauai. And there is a corresponding users fee for eacg campsites.

For more information about and to obtain a permit for each State Park, contact:

Department of Land & Natural Resources

State Parks Division

3060 Eiwa St. Rm 306

Lihue, Hawaii 96766

Phone: 808-274-3444

The Advantage of Personalized Holiday Gifts


Personalized gifts with the recipient's initials for example - are the most treasured gifts for your friends and family because they are unique and something special. It shows to them your thoughtfulness and how you cherished their friendship and love. They will really appreciate your presents. These gifts can be purchased anywhere by simply looking for a store's personalized item area. It is easy and can be done while you wait or it may just take you from 1 hour to few days to claim the item you wanted to be personalized. It is easier to search and buy personalized items online because it is far more convenient, nearly always cheaper. Also you can compare the prices easily and there are lots of promotions being offered now.

What are the best personalized holiday gifts for your family and friends? There are plenty of options but I prefer the following items:

  • Personalized thumb drive starting at $7.99 after discount, available in 14 different colors and up to 16 GB capacity with free custom label engraving. There are also 32 themes to choose with 2 lines of personalization text on the reverse side.
  • Personalized Pen starting at $1.59 after discount with 3 unique styles and multiple colors plus free line of personalized laser engraved text.
  • Business Card Flash Drives starting at $15.99 after discount. It looks like a business card but the back side hides a small USB cable (2GB) and the front side can be engraved with 3 lines of personalized text.
  • Wooden USB flash drives starting at $15.99 after discount. Available in 2GB and 4GB in capacity, wooden design with 2 color choices plus 2 sided custom laser engraved text.

All personalized holiday gifts are 20% off. Enjoy shopping online and Happy Holiday!



Kauai National Botanical Garden Tour

West Kauai Camping: Polihale State Park Pictures

Polihale is a large sand beach backed by dunes featuring excellent views of the high sea cliffs of the Na Pali Coast and beautiful sunsets.

Taking our camping station wagon car bound to Polihale, it took 2 hours including some stops from Lihue. Passing Waimea Area. As you enter to the Polihale Park, you will amazed by the dramatic view of the mountains. It is very close to you. You can never imagine how beautiful are the views of nature here.

There where 4 camping sites to choice, either site have emergency phone access, rest rooms, shower, drinking water, some have table picnic and grilling area.

Below are some pictures of Polihale Beach Site.


Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry

Sears knows best. Aside from providing costumers the best possible deals to be availed online and from any Sears stores in your area, they also launched Heroes at Home Program to provide support to the our Heroes – military service members, veterans and their family members. This program is also supported by various non-profit organizations in the country. It also aimed to enable Americans to give thanks and to make the wishes of our military heroes and its families possible and realize.

Serving our country and being far from home, away from the loved ones, risking lives, fighting for America and protect its people are some of the commitments made by our military members. Can you imagine yourself being one of them? How would you feel when you missed your family for Christmas and other important family events for a single time?

At this moment, there are 525, 451 (out of 29,333 military families) contributions to the Heroes at Home Program. This data shows that this program needs more help, support and contributions from us.

Based on a survey, the top 10 military family wishes that they need this holiday are:

1. kid’s shoes
2. boy’s pajamas
3. boy’s sweater
4. girl’s pajamas
5. boy’s pants
6. girl’s coat
7. boy’s coat
8. girl’s pants
9. girl’s shirts
10. girl’s dress

To help: We need to donate to the Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry . Your donations are not tax deductible and will be used to purchase Sear gift cards and shall distributed equally to all registered family.



Most Loving Lovebirds

Dear Aloha GEMS Readers,

I would like to introduce to you the most loving couple of the year. Chinkee - in yellow and red and Rita - in green and white. Look how lovely there are. Have you ever seen birds who can do that post? If had, then post a comment or show me their pictures.

Did you know that these birds was featured in the Garden Island Newspaper under the Garden Island Album last week. And we are very happy to see their picture above in the news! I never expect that their photos will be chosen.

Where are they now? They are still in their cage, happily chirping all day long!

Pre-Thanksgiving Sale: Sony 7.2MP Digital Camera at $129.99

A Sony 7.2MP Digital Camera W120-Pink at $129.99 from a regular price of $179.99 is one of the special offers from Sears Pre-Thanksgiving Sale. Tell me how much savings you will get, from this special deal? You are right! You can save as much as $50.00 for this offer. There are plenty of choices for Sony 7.2MP Digital Camera but I like this W120-pink model because of its unique features.

My favorite niece love pink stuffs. I missed her very much. I have not seen her for 6 months now. I told her to take more pictures as many as she can specially during special occasions, like birthdays, school recognition, holidays or when spending time with family and friends outdoors – swimming, camping and hiking.

Before leaving from their home, I left my old digital camera to her. It's just 2 Mega Pixels. Now, it is time to surprise her for a new one. It is 7.2 MP and the price is much cheaper than the old digital camera that I got. I can't imagine how happy she might be when she receives this holiday gift. She will share it with her younger sister.

Like me, you too can avail the Sears Pre-Thanksgiving Sale and avoid the stress on shopping after thanksgiving.


Teaching in Hawaii, Info for Non - US Applicants

The Department of Education (DOE) in the State of Hawaii does not sponsor visas and other types of employment authorization this time. The applicants must ensure that they are authorized to work in the United States.

If you have a foreign transcripts, you need to submit it for evaluation to the Educational Credential evaluators recommended by the DOE.

For more information about teaching in Hawaii for non US applicants visit their official DOE website.


Digital Gifts For Your Loved Ones

I made this post to remind my husband indirectly about the stuffs that he promised to purchase but it’s been 6 months now and he did not mention it again. He receives email from all of my posts every time I publish articles in my site. Please don’t feel bad, honey.

Here are some gift ideas for you to think about:

TV and LCD – We often watched TV on his PC. I am okay with that but in terms of the comfort while resting on the sofa facing on wide screen TV on the wall is more romantic and relaxing. Yes, I remember that we have a 13” TV in the other room but it's for your exercise, that’s one purpose why it’s on the other room and not in the living room. Will you still consider Sony 40V4000 40'' 1080p Digital LCD TV before the year ends? Yes? YES!!

Laptop – Just kidding. My old notebook is still working well. But it is worth looking for the latest model, specially one+t laptop bundle – pink. I think it’s cute.

Digital Camera – I know we have three of different brands. But we can not use it underwater. Please consider Underwater Digital Camera for our regular beach and outdoors. I love watching fishes and wish to take pictures under the sea. This might be one of the best gifts for us to enjoy while swimming and snorkeling.

I recommend shopping online for many reasons. It is convenient, no need for vendors and no pressures to buy, variety of products available, and able to compare products and features. A post on savebuckets features how price comparison shopping site works.

On Driving: How to Gain my Confidence Back

Dear Readers,

I originally posted this in The World of Filipinas forum seeking for some advises on how to gain my self confidence back after driving a dangerous left turn that almost hit our car. The reason that I posted it here in my blog is to help people like me (new drivers) with the same experienced and to gain advises and suggestion to all expert drivers that might come across this site.

I got my Learner's permit three weeks after my arrival in HI. (I did study HI learner's manual, a night before the written DMV test , just got lucky to meet the passing score 24/30). I was preparing for my road test for 2.5 months with a driving instructor plus my husband. Luckily passed the test and got license now. But if I am going to evaluate myself, I still need more info about driving. I just drove 2 times alone.

Two weeks ago while me and my husband was driving - me the driver and he was setting next to me. I made a dangerous left turn. I made a mistake on the understanding that it was safe to follow the cars ahead of me, and the traffic light is green. I made the left turn, and while I was in the middle of that turn, I saw a fast car coming and I pressed the gas hard, and the car did not hit us. I was nervous after wards husband too. We almost got killed. I told him not to trust my driving and be attentive on my driving.

After that incident, I lost my confidence in driving, husband is doing his best to gain back my confidence but I am still nervous and avoid to drive as much as possible.

I appreciate any suggestions and advises from my WOF family. Thanks


Quoted below are the replies

Start slow.
Find a drive that is simple, not too many intersections or mergers, do
it over an over, then add something more complex little by little.

Here for example, the driving between my house and the closest
supermarket involves two turns and both with a stop light.The advantage in my
case is that is an useful driving.Relax, anyone when starts driving will go
through these situations. In your case it is positive that you recognized that
you didn't do good.

Good driving,

and while I was in the middle of that turn, I saw a fast car coming and I
pressed the gas hard, and the car did not hit us.Sounds like you did good other
than the fact you should have judged the speed of the vehicle coming towards you
better and not made the turn until it was clear.Watch out for "old filipinos
with a hat on drivers in Hawaii" They are by far the worst.Especially if alls
you see is the hat!!! - ampalaya

hi shieangel, don't be discouraged to drive again. that's a common mistake that you have done, especially for a new driver like us. but we learn from our mistakes. good that you didn't have any accident. next time, try not to be distracted if you're behind the wheel. you have to concentrate and never remove your eyes from the road even a second. and as you have learned, every time you come to an intersection, you have to stop, look in all directions and proceed only if you're sure that it's safe to go. correct practice makes our driving perfect. so keep practicing... good luck.. - fe

We all make mistakes especially when we are new drivers. Judging the speed of other cars coming in our direction will get easier with more experience. My husband can't relax when I drive yet so he is always looking out for danger. Don't give up because the more you drive the better you will get. Drive defensively and always plan ahead. The main thing is to get back out on the road and drive every day. Each day the memory of your near accident will fade and only serve as a good lesson on what to watch out for. God Bless -Van

I agree with Carlos and on top of that you made the right decision to hit the gas....great instinct. Do you have any idea how many people will panic and hit the brakes? A lot. You made an important statement........."I made a mistake on the understanding that it was safe to follow the cars ahead of me, and the traffic light is green."That is a great self critique. One very important lesson is that a green light does NOT mean it is safe to go. It only means it is your turn to go. Always look to see if you think the other guy is not going to stop or in making a left on green that no one is coming your way from the other direction on HIS/HER green light. Also when moving on a green light, Always assume the other guy will do the wrong thing....that is driving cautiously. If the guy who almost hit you was driving like that he would assume you will turn in front of him and be careful and ready to hit his brakes just in case. I bet he didn't think you would make that mistake, so you scared the crap out of him....hehehehe. Maybe next time he will use a little more caution also.Every driver makes mistakes, even with years of experience. Just keep driving and the experience and confidence will come with time. There are no shortcuts to confidence. -Paul

Latest Wii Fit and Wii Games Deals

Talking about digital age, everyone knows Nintendo Wii – the world’s most popular gaming console from any form of advertisements such as newspapers, TV, radio, mobile, and the Internet. Growing number of families already have Nintendo Wii Fit with balance board at home. Family members are enjoying the services of Nintendo wii because of the different wii games to explore and to try on. Experiencing wii at home for a change is really worth trying. It is not just ordinary games that are played by your kids but for everybody. It is more than your expectations. Play your favorite sports such as tennis, boxing, bowling and much more without the actual gadgets but still having the same level of exercise and health benefits that you will get from Wii.

If you already have Nintendo Wii at home, try the latest Wii games and Nintendo DS.

What about the prices? Check the price comparison to avail the compare the prices of every item you like to purchase.


Paying Post: Referral Updates

This is my second post for my Paying Post Trail. I wrote an article about Paying Post: New Get Paid to Blog Site. I have some updates to share:

  • They Launched a new affiliate program Advertise on PayingPost blog network .
  • Affiliates earns $15 for each advertiser that creates a campaign.
  • Referral pays you $15 per referral by posting their 125/125 banner on your site and when the referees first blog is reviewed approved and accepted.

Based on my observation, I noticed that the number of advertisers was increased and each day more and more bloggers are signing up. There are few things that I would like to emphasise:

  • Under my Account, the Google Page Rank is 0, the truth is I checked my PR and it's PR 2 for my Aloha GEMS site, I do not know what's wrong with their software. My payperpost account is PR 2 and all other blog marketing sites that I joined. (Solution: I login to my account in payingpost -> my blogs -> update my accounts and then my PR 2 appeared. Yay!)
  • They need highly qualified bloggers. For instance: if you read the requirements under each post, they require higher Page Rank and Alexa Rank.
  • I sometimes noticed that Blogspot and other domain are excluded. This is also true in other blog marketing sites.
  • Always see 300 maximum words for $5.
  • I found out that some advertizers required Google Rank of 1 - 2 or more. But Take note: They required an Alexa rank between 200,000 - 399,999 . What is your Alexa Rank ? Mine is around more than 2,000,000. (Updates: my Alexa Rank is more than 1,000,000, yay!)

But I will still keep visiting this page.....

Below are some of Paying post banners:

Blog Advertising

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5.11 Tactical Jackets

If you belong to the military or law enforcement, and are looking for the best and most reliable online military store or if you are looking for a tag for a company dealing with military equipments, then you should take time to explore and consider special offers from the lapolicegear.com. Why? They offer FREE Shipping on 5.11 Jacket and all other 5.11 tactical series, they have the largest in stock inventory, most are ship within 24 hours plus they reliable costumer service.

The 5.11 specials have current offers like buy any 2 5.11 clothing items and you will get free shipping, free return shipping and free hat or if you buy over $125 of 5.11 items you will also get free travel mug! Don’t just read, it’s time to change your old jacket to 5.11 Jacket. Give your self a special treat this holiday!

The Kauai'i Museum

The Kauia'i Museum is inviting the public to visit the Kaua'i Museum's outstanding collections that reflects the heritage and artistic achievements of the indigenous and immigrant people of Kaua'i and Ni'ihau. Discover the geological history of the Hawaiian islands, their flora, marine life and volcanic origins.

The contemporary gallery features the work of the local artists, sculptors, and talented craftsmen.


Weekdays : 9 am - 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 4pm
Sunday : Closed
$10 General
$ 8 Seniors 65+
$ 6 Students 13 -17
$ 2 Children 6 -12
members and children under 6 are free

Guided Tours

10:30 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
free with price of admission
'Ohana Saturdays

Free admission the first Saturday of every month.
For more information visit The Kaua'i Museum Website.
4428 Rice Street, Lihu'e, Hawai'i 96766


Latest PC Application Error Resources

If you are using a computer, you will be surprised one day that your PC performance becomes slower or it takes time to download a page, or your PC is displaying system errors and when you press OK, it shuts down. I know that you are aware of computer viruses or other malwares. These are malicious programs that once they infect your machine will start causing havoc on your computer. When you scan your computer for viruses, you sometimes found a Trojan (also referred to Session Manager Subsystem or smss.exe.) that can cause serious damage by deleting files and destroying information on your system. How are you going to handle this? How do you protect your computer from those attacks?

You can make for PC safe from those unwanted system errors or applications errors by visiting application-error.net, the online resources that feature the latest technology, World Wide Web and applications that provide a broad overview of how these infections can be removed. They have the most relevant articles for application errors in your PC. There are Windows Processes articles on the right column to read for further reference.

For more readings, and resources for Windows Processes, visit smss.exe virus removal link. It has the complete guide on how to handle your PC application error for Windows. Remember: It is important to take proper care and precautions when using your computer.

Hawaiian Monk Seals

At Fiji beach in Kapaa in the Island of Kauai, a monk seal was relaxing and resting in the seashore. At first, It was not easy to see a monk seal there as it looks like one of the logs resting on the seashore. But take a closer look and you will see the difference. It was a monk seal comfortably relaxing on the shore. Look more closely, he look at you.....

According to Hawaii Monk Seals Watch Program,
Hawaiian Monk Seals, (Monachus schauinslandi), are among the
most endangered creatures on earth. They are one of only two
mammals endemic to Hawai`i, the second being a species of bat. Often referred to as "living fossils", they have remained relatively unchanged for over 15 million years. The Hawaiian archipelago, stretching from the big island of Hawai`i northwestward past Midway Island, is the primary terrestrial habitat of the Hawaiian Monk Seal (HMS). Nearly 90% of them live around the tiny, uninhabited islands and atolls in the upper reaches of the chain. For approximately 25 seals, the waters and beaches of Kaua`i are home.

I first saw a monk seal in another beach near kapaa, and it was protected with signs not to disturb the sleeping monk seals and need to stay away from them. Just few meters aways, those seals are quite smaller than this. I was really amazed how big it was, I was thinking that she is pregnant. Could be? huh.

PC-Library.com to Solve System Error Messages

Did you know that personal computers have more than 90% hidden corrupt dangerous files causing its performance to become sluggish which can cause system crash and malfunction?

Our PC needs software maintenance to keep running smoothly just like when we first used it. The result of registry inconsistencies are the common causes of Windows crashes, system errors, and performance problems. The solutions to these problems can be found in PC-Library.com. It is an online authoritative resource to those who have PC related problems. Once you have tried using this site, you will learn the meaning of system error messages, ports, and the applications associated with them. They also provide tips and tools on how to improve your PC performance. You will discover new things here and learn to be aware of some technical terminologies that are essential to you being a PC user.

In order to find the best solution for your PC error problem, you should understand those errors codes. Take note of the most frequent errors you are receiving from your PC and browse it in PC-Library. Do not neglect such error codes because it might cause computer crashes and you will lost most of your computer data. Can you imagine the trouble that may cause to you and your PC?

The tcp port 750 runs a free performance scan to identity PC slowdowns, runs a system scan to identify registry related errors and free PC scan to identify all outdated drivers.

Remember to have regular software maintenance in your PC using disk cleanup and disk defragmenter or by using registry cleaner and registry repair software to improve its system performance, remove hidden errors and to prevent system breakdown.

Make use of the PC-library.com and avail its services. It fixes your PC problems that causes errors and prevents them from happening again. It makes your PC run faster and free from errors.

Another Tag

Here's another tag from Alma. Thanks!

A.) Attached or single? — Attached

B.) Best friend? — Tata, Ruby,

C.) Cake or pie? — Cake

D.) Day of choice? — Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

E.) Essential item? — My Notebook

F.) Favorite color? — purple

G.) Gummy bears or worms? — None of them

H.) Hometown? — Lupon

I.) Favorite indulgence? — My Laptop

J.) January or July? — January

K.) Kids? — none

L.) Life isn’t complete without? — God and Love

M.) Marriage date? — Aug 10

N.) Number of magazine subscriptions? - None

O.) Orange or apple? — Orange

P.) Phobias? — Closed windows

Q.) Quotes? — ****

R.) Reasons to smile? — I am happy you are here...

S.) Season of choice? — All

T.) Tag 5 people - Eds, the power of three, Grace, Jazzie, and cuty

U.) Unknown fact about me? - still unknown

V.) Vegetable? — Green leafy

W.) Worst habit? — laziness

X.) X-ray or ultrasound? both

Y.) Your favorite food(s)? - Ikaw food, Ako Food, Siya Food

Z.) Zodiac sign — Virgo

Kmart Online Holiday Deals

Holiday is the best time to shop. If you are planning to get some stuff for your home, for your family or gift to someone, it is worth to take note and consider the following Kmart online holiday information deals:

A. Visit Kmart online.

B. Search for the following items: (note: The sale price is shown in the cart and not on the product page.)

  • Abbey Hill bedding Medallion Dream bedding collection – Extra 30% online only (search ID# 96096112). This would give you an idea to change your old bedding and try the new, excellent quality and with a very affordable discounted price.
  • 1/4ct tw Diamond 5-Stone Journey Pendant and Earrings Set in 10K Yellow Gold with Extra 10% off online only (search ID# 89270115). Treat yourself with new jewelries at least once a year. Why not?

C. For online December deals kmart.com will also be offering an additional 10% on the following key categories:

  • womens plus sleepwear
  • womens attention brand
  • girls tops
  • ALL juniors
  • boys tops
  • mens shirts and bottoms
  • big mens shirts and bottoms
  • infant and toddler bedding

D. Every week through to Christmas, there are exciting hidden ornaments to look for. It provides a costumer with extra savings on already great prices with a secret coupon code. Join the fun! Make your holiday a real one, treat you family with the best online deal at Kmart. Shop now!

Important: Online discount is only through November 26th.

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Auto Body Repair Shops

If your corona was damaged due to an accident or collision, then it is time to look for collision repair experts in corona. You can find many collision expert shops anywhere in your place or in yellow pages but you have no idea how excellent their services are.

Are you one of those people who took their cars to the nearest auto repair shops and willing to spend money without much background on their job?

Make a difference today by visiting auto body shops corona, use the map in that site to find a shop that is more convenient to you or select shop using the drop down menu. You can also watch the video link for auto repair process and learn the stages in fixing your corona car.


Lemonade Awards

I got a Lemonade Award from Alma today. It is very timely since it's been raining hard here since last night. In times like this, we need foods high in vitamin C. It helps our system fight against the harmful effects of normal chemical reactions in the body.

I would like to share this award to the following:
Merlh, Marilou, Edna, Ronald and Flor .

Nationwide Reverse Phone Lookup

The Nationwide Phone Number Lookup is a new website to trace your unwanted, annoying, mysterious or anonymous callers in your telephone or cellular phone.

There were times that I just wanted to know who's calling me. I know that I am not the only one who wishes to know the person behind those numbers. Are there any options or chance to identify unknown callers?

I have tried Phone Number Lookup site. It has phone lookup by State. Luckily, I found the State of Hawaii. I just entered the most recent caller's phone number in this format (xxx) xxx-xxxx or xxx-xxx-xxxx and then click Hawaii Phone Lookup, I've found the person's name and address associated with the phone number.It works not only in telephone but also in cell phone in the United States. Don't just read, make your first try today.

My First Cash-out from Payperpost and SocialSpark

It's been a month now since I successfully availed opportunities from Payperpost and its sister company Socialspark, they are both owned by Izea, Inc. And Both pays their successful bloggers monthly.

To cash - out at SocialSpark:

  1. Login.

  2. Look for Account button -> manage my finances

  3. Blogger Payout Page will appear

  4. Look at the account snapshot - you may click cash out when your current account balance is at least $20.

  5. Check your Paypal

To cashout from Payperpost

They will send you an email to check you Paypal account once they successfully deposit your earning day by day, depending on the date where the opportunity/ies taken.

Check Paypal regularly to update your finances, to monitor your earning from blogging.

Below are my online earning from blogging, joining video contest and ebay. This proves that you will really earn online but this should not be your main source of income, just a sideline or part time for extra $. How much did you earn online so far?

Report Unwanted Phone Numbers

Have you ever experience receiving calls from strange people or calls from telemarketers, survey companies, wrong numbers? How does it affect your mood? What a waste of time isn't it?
Are you searching for a solution for that unwanted calls?

Find out who is calling you. The Phone Number Reporting is a new website that allow users to report unwanted phone numbers. How does it works? Users can report a certain phone number by posting comments under that number. In this site you can see the list of most frequently reported phone numbers. Visit Phone Number Reporting now and make your home free from unwanted calls and help others too.


Learning Hawaiian Language

Remembering the first few Hawaiian words that I've heard while I was in the Pre-Departure Area in Manila International Airport bound to Hawaii by Hawaiian Airlines.


Just wondering what is this aloha mean? It seams to me like a greeting such as hello, konnichiwa, shalom, kumusta. It sounds like that.

Reading a book on Aloha, changes my way of understanding the meaning of Aloha, it is more that greetings, it looks like a blessings, happiness, contentment. It also means love, affection, mercy, peace and compassion. Reading my header ..." Aloha is found in silence, lived in peace and passed on in love...." Give Aloha to everyone.


Upon hearing the word, Mahalo, in my mind it means thanks but the truth is it is more that that. Mahalo is a kind of gratitude, admiration, praise, esteem, regards and respects.

Living in Hawaii for 4 months now, I noticed that they mixed Hawaiian words in English. For instance;
  • Mahalo for waiting.
  • Mahalo
  • Mahalo for calling


For Hawaiians it means, foreign or foreigner. But it have different meaning in different context.

Wahine and Kane

While going to the public restroom in Hawaii, I came across with two strange words in each doors, Waheni and Kane. OMG! Which is woman's rest room? I just take chance of the W in waheni for woman! and I got the right room.


It is a dance form accompanied by a chant or song called mele . Western - influenced hula is performed by a guitar or ukelele.

Below is a video performed by one of the Hula performers in the Island of Kauai during a wedding ceremony

Holiday Wish Come True At Kmart Layaway Program

Make your Christmas wish come true with Kmart Layaway for the Holidays!

Oh how I had problems last christmas! I was wishing to have several items and products as presents for my loved ones. I also needed a gift for myself for home improvement (and for a simple treat too, lol) But as I checked the prices, I was just a little short. :( This year I found that Kmart knows how to make things right and easier!

Kmart has a new program where you can pay for your item over a several weeks period. You can use the Layaway program to shop for holidays, family and home, back-to-school and the latest fashion. There are items that are not included for Layaway, and the Layaway Program is also not available at all Kmart stores, and it requires a down payment or weekly payments. For these reasons, you need to check if the Kmart Layaway for Holiday is available in your area. Make a list of your wishes, explore the store and see if the item is still available, once you have selected the item, prepare your down payment and proceed to the layaway counter for registration. You will be given instructions and information on how to make payments every two week. Take home the items once your payment has been completed.


For complete information or to learn more about this program visit Kmart Layaway for the Holidays.

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Aloha Camping

Camping is an outdoor recreational activity shared and enjoyed by many. It gets us away from our busy life.

Decide what are the camping destinations you like to stay and prepare lists to bring for a specific number of days to stay. Having the necessary supplies and equipment can make a difference in your overall enjoyment and experience.

Living in a tent in a camp is a wonderful and unforgetable experience in life of those who had camping and those who wanted to try something new.

My fiance likes camping much and we did three times but twice in same location in YMCA Camp Slogget, Kokee, Kauai, HI. It was really a great adventure for family.

I’ve learned lessons every camping experience. Once you have tried it, when you are already in the camp site you will feel the need and of every single thing that are missing in your camping preparation. Every one has unique needs and you will know it once you have tried to camp out.

I can share two tips for now:

  1. If you camp out in the wild, be sure to check your car, we forgot to check the car’s water and we stop in the middle of the mountain about 7 more miles for the destination, so we ask help for every car that passed on the road for water. lol.

  2. Always have extra for everything.

Happy camping!

The Benefit of Tummy Tuck

Do you wonder why some celebrities are still in good shape after pregnancy? If you are an avid fan of a certain celebrity perhaps you can relate the difference (pregnancy stage – after giving birth – the present shape). Can you think of one? How fast did her shape changes or get back to her ideal shape?

For those who are still struggling for losing weight and trying to get back the your ideal shape, I know you have tried aerobics and exercise almost everyday, shifted diet from high cholesterol to low cholesterol, searching and researching weight-loss programs, tried video exercise, joined anonymous clubs for overweight. But try to evaluate yourself by looking at the mirror. Are you satisfied with your looks? Counting on the time, money and efforts you spent just to lose weight.

To all new mothers out there who wanted to be in their shape before pregnancy tummy tuck is ideal for you. Why? Try exploring tummy tuck online surgery site for very informative answer to the following questions:

What is tummy tuck and how it is performed?
What is the recovery like after a tummy tuck?
What risks are there during a tummy tuck procedure?
How much does a tummy tuck cost?

Don’t be left behind. Stay in good shape. Consult with a cosmetic surgeon and discuss a tummy tuck procedure and the overall cost in your area.

Guro: Stories of Hope and Dedication

To all my readers and visitors especially teachers, this post is dedicated to you. I was a part of the Philippine Innovative Teachers Leadership Award (ITLA) under Partners in Learning - a program of Microsoft Philippines in Integrating Information and Communication Technology in Basic Education. I got this in my email.

Guro: Stories of Hope, Dedication Part 1 of 3

Guro: Stories of Hope, Dedication Part 2 of 3

Guro: Stories of Hope, Dedication Part 3 of 3

Dear Teachers and Educators,

Warm greetings from the Foundation for
Information Technology Education and Development, Inc. (FIT-ED).

We are very pleased to inform you that the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation for
Peace and Development, in cooperation with FIT-ED, has produced a special
documentary on the Filipino teachers entitled “Guro: Stories of Hope, Dedication
and Courage.” The documentary celebrates Carlos P. Romulo’s contribution to
education in the Philippines , and gives a glimpse of the state of Philippine
basic education, as seen through the eyes of three public school teachers.

With this, we invite you to visit the
http://www.youtube.com/SKGuro site and view the documentary
that presents the joys and conflicts of Filipino teachers as they struggle to
fulfill their mission to educate students in the most challenging environments.

We would also like to invite you to share your thoughts,
reactions and feedbacks by posting your text comments and/or video responses to
the site. You may do so by creating your own You Tube account at
http://www.youtube.com/signup. The whole sign-up process is
easy and won’t take much of your time.

We thank you in advance
for your time and attention. We also encourage you to share the site with your
colleagues, students, friends and more so we can together celebrate the nobility
of the Filipino Teacher.

Diane Kuizon

Perfect Gifts at Sears Layaway Program

One of the most difficult and stressful holidays for many people is Christmas. You are preparing gifts for others and others are preparing for YOU. Let us think: you may have great grandparents, grandparents, god parents, parents, children, siblings, aunts & uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.Which ones do you want to get a gift for thins year. Exchanging gifts is not only for family and friends. It is also common among co-workers, students, teachers and staff.

Consider the following questions before deciding to buy gifts for Christmas OR any holiday.

How many gifts are you going to prepare and how many people are on your lists?
How much is your budget? Try to apportion the money in accordance with your true feelings and any responsibilities you may have.
What gift items you might wish to give to each of them?

Below are some of my specific gift giving plans for the upcoming holiday:

$29.99 and under fashion or 50% off sleepwear and sweaters for my female siblings, cousins, nieces and close friend.
$14. Kids jeans for the neighbor kids.
$89.99 Craftsman NEXTEC™ 12 Volt Lithium-Ion 3/8-Inch Reversible Drill/Driver for my father.
@269.99 Tailored Home Farmhouse 5 pc. High Dinette for my mother

How much does it cost me? You guess it right if you said maybe $1000. And I do not have much right now. THERE IS A SOLUTION: I have found the best deal for this holiday. The Sears Layaway Program offers $15 0r 20% down payment. All you have to do is to pick OUT an item and make that small down payment. And just pay a little when you can, maybe weekly or whenever. Take time to explore Sears Layaway online and then visit store nearest you. When the holiday comes you will be all prepared!


My Affiliate Experience

Affiliate is like an online sharing between an online merchant and the website or blogger owner by placing advertisements on his website to sell the products of bring potential costumers to the merchants website in exchange for a profit share of the products in three ways:
  • Pay per Click
  • Pay per Sale
  • Pay per Lead

Since I am on my way of exploring how to earn money online and also curious as to how Affiliate marketing works, I tried taking affiliate opportunity in SocialSparks. As seen below were my taken affiliate opportunities dated October 14 and October 21, 2008. I have followed the all the requirements:

To make a post of each affiliate opportunity in my blog.
Generate a code
Paste it in my Blog

Everyday, I checked my account on affiliate, It is clear the Start date (10-21-08) and End Date (10-21-09).
Last November 2, 2008, I received an email with subject, Ended Links Still Active and the body of the letter are as follows:

Please be aware that the following links are from affiliate opportunities that have recently ended:
423667/Personalized Flash Drives
Art Gallery... Love Art?
423665/FirstStreet USB Turntable
Please remove these from your sites as you will not receive any additional payments from click-throughs.

Opps! I thought it will end on October 2009?! Anyways, Delete, delete. What can I do! Hmm. Another lesson to learn again.

$15 Presciption Eyeglasses

In choosing your eyeglasses, what essential factors you take into considerations?

Optical4less prescription eyeglasses has the following special features you might be interested to try:

-Virtual try-on system
-Free worldwide shipping (if you order more than 1 pair)
-Stylish frames
-Fast deliver speed (Glasses arrive within a week)
- Happy Costumers Testimonials

The virtual try -on system enables you to try their online fitting room and see your self on the screen by uploading a photo. Don't worry as you click the site, it will lead you to a tutorial page.

Why not avail their worldwide shipping by ordering one or more pairs? Enjoy wearing it every day and in any occasions.

You should their stylish frames and explore which one is best for you.

Optical4less.com offers discounted decent, duration and quality eyeglasses for as low a $15. Imagine how much you saved for that. Take note that it is not just an ordinary eyeglasses as mentioned. Proofs can be read from their happy costumers' testimonials.

Choose among these products the best one for you:

  • Complete prescription eyeglasses (include Anti-reflective coating for free)
  • Tinted sunglasses
  • Bifocal reading glasses
  • Progressive reading eyeglasses
  • Photochromic sunglasses
  • Prism correction

For more information and to avail their $15 discounted eyeglass visit : http://www.optical4less.com/.

PayPal Philippines!

It has been a problem or worries to some Filipinos who wanted to use Paypal in the Philippines from United States or any part of the world in thier business and online transactions. Philippine bloggers too were not so motivated in blogging since most blog marketing companies used Paypal in paying thier bloggers, etc. Also in eBay, most people preferred to received payments thru Paypal.Worry no more! Signup for Paypal in the Philippines, where you can withdraw up to $500 or more per month when you upgrade to premium membership using your debit, credit cards or to your Philippine bank account. Plus you can pay your online transactions anywhere in the world!


The Watchery.com Treats: Up to 50% Off Breitling Watches

The picture on the right is my favorite Breitling Windrider Cockpit Ladies' Watch 18K Yellow Gold Champagne Diamond Dial (K7135612-H506-780K). List Price: $20,800, Watchery Price: $15,600 and the Super Sale Price: $11,500. You save: $9,300 (45%). The hand indicators are luminous that makes it more convenient for me to watch time at night. I used to get up many times at night for TV, PC, snacks, meditation and most of all to take my medicines on time.

Watchery is the best source of Designer Watches, Luxury Watches, Discount Watch and Expensive Watches and much more. Visit breitling crosswind watches and see what fits your taste. Remember that Breitling offers up t0 50% discount luxury watches. Give your self a treat while saving on Breitling watches. Surprise your loved ones by considering this offer.

In addition, avail the free Watchery giveaway by simply exploring or browsing different brands of watches and you will be surprised when you can see some items are FREE or 80% off with each watch! How's that? That would be a perfect gift for this Christmas! Who among your loved ones like to have new luxury watch? If none, surprise them!

Shipping within United States is free. Enjoy browsing and enjoy your new Breitling watch.


Earned Blog Traffic: Google Page Rank 2

PageRank is Google's way of deciding a page's importance. It matters because it is one of the factors that determines a page's ranking in the search results. It isn't the only factor that Google uses to rank pages, but it is an important one. Google Page Rank is also known as PR.

Payperpost is one of the blog marketing sites that requires PR even if your Google Page rank is zero, you can still avail opportunities from the advertisers who does not requires PR. BUT, if you PR is higher you will be qualified to have more opportunities and higher $$$ amount offered.

My Aloha GEMS weblog was launched last July 9, 2008. And now, November 13, 2008, finally got Google PR 2, four months! I have done readings about PR, and Google will update a page rank 3 -4 times a year and people don't know when.

While checking my Payperpost opp, I wonder why I have white opp symbol (qualified). I was surprised when I looked at my blog, I saw that my PR is 2. That answers my questions. Having a PR is a great thing because it means that the higher the PR, the more opp to take.

My personal reasons why my traffic was increased (Google PR 2):

  1. I submitted or add my blog URL to Google and some other search engines.

  2. I posted unique topics in my blogs when I think that people will Google it.

  3. I posted the most effective keywords in my post Title.

  4. I invited bloggers for exchange links. People with higher PR helps to increase your traffic.

  5. I submitted my blog to other social networking sites.

  6. I have technorati, blogcatalog, mybloglog, topblogsites that drives traffic to my blog.

  7. I added a cbox or shoutbox in my blog, so people can easily leave messages and more visits everyday.

  8. I posted in forums where I can write my blog URL in my signature.

  9. I updated my blogs daily.

  10. I made posts that build readers interest to visit again.

  11. I made comments to other blogs that also build a back link to my site.
Check you Google Page Rank.