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Yahoo Groups to Shut down on December 15, 2020

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I received this notice from my GMAIL inbox that Yahoogroups will be permanently shut down on December 15. It was on early 2000 since I moderated several YahooGroups. It was a good journey to meet people during those times and was able to create a community who you share the same interest.  I tried to recover some of my emails and files that I uploaded but unfortunately they said data were removed in 2019. I think I missed the email. I wanted to thank everyone who became part of f4_phils and Jerry Yan Philippines Yahoogroups though you know where to reach me :) I'm active on Social Media - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram but I never created another group since the resources were available online and other International groups are generous enough to share the updates unlike before that I need to login to different forums and asked permission to the admin to allow us to repost the news/events/photos/videos! Two of the most actively used group platform were gone - YahooGroups and Multi

I voted 2020!

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It was my first time to vote as US citizen and I'm excited. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, we decided to register and requested a mail-in ballot. We logged in to our county and fill up the application. Weeks later, the ballot was mailed and we voted at home. We followed the instruction and you should read carefully so that your ballot will be counted and valid. Make sure you only shade once otherwise it will be rejected. The most important thing is when you finished, make sure you signed the sealed envelope. It was an easy task since we're home and we sit down and read everything before voting. I waited for the early voting schedule since they told that there'll be mail-in ballots machine to drop off your ballots instead of going to the Post Office (well, USPS is just across the building LOL). Then, the ballot will be counted right after the election on the same day. I'm glad its already over and we're just waiting for the official results. I stayed late hours for the pa

Happy Halloween!

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 I just want to greet a Happy Halloween! And be safe everyone! Wear your mask and sanitize when you go outside! I compiled this video from my past Halloween events and parties. I hope you enjoy watching!

The First Steps of Getting Your Home-Based Business Off the Ground

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 Running a home-based business comes with many advantages. For one, it gives you the freedom to work on your terms. As your own boss, you set your office hours, decide what products/services to offer, and determine the general direction of the business, among many other factors. Working from home means that you can save money on overhead costs, spend more time working since you don’t have a daily commute, and if you plan accordingly, you can enjoy a better work-life balance. Image via Burst While the benefits are many, in order for your home-based business to succeed, you need to go into it prepared and learn what strategies work along the way. Glamour Moments offers the following practical tips and information to help you start off on the right foot. Consider the COVID-19 Pandemic If you want to start a business right now, you shouldn’t let the pandemic stop you. Nonetheless, the current economic climate does require you to make special considerations. For instance, if you’ve

Open House Chicago - Baháʼí House of Worship

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It's Open House Chicago once again. Unfortunately, I won't be able to participate to check out the amazing building & structures in the city. Instead, I'm sharing the video that I took last year. I hope to explore more locations and learn about their history. I'm also uploading couple of new videos on my Youtube channel. Plesase don't forget to subscribe when you visit my channel. I appreciate if you leave a comment and like any of my videos. I will follow you back if you comment your channel here on my blog!

Tips for Launching an Entrepreneurial Venture When You Don’t Know Where to Start

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Being an entrepreneur has a lot of enticing perks, such as the ability to work on your terms and succeed based on your own ideas. However, it’s intimidating to quit your job and start pursuing an entrepreneurial venture. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do now in your free time before diving into entrepeneurialship head-first. Below, find out what you can do to build confidence in your idea and take action towards making it a reality. Image via Unsplash Think About Financing A lack of capital is one of the main reasons entrepreneurs fail. Starting a business is expensive , even if you plan on being a sole proprietor who works from home. In the early stages, it helps to consider how much it will cost to get started and where you can secure funding if you haven’t got enough money to fuel your idea independently. Running a crowdfunding campaign is a great way to get funding from people who want to see you succeed. To help get more attention for your campaign, be sure to reach out to Gl

[Press Release] LG Paves the Way for the Future of Education with Transformative Learning

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 Across the world, the pandemic created a seismic shift in how we as a people interact and do business with one another. Dining out, watching movies, even the simple act of shaking someone’s hand has fundamentally changed. Every imaginable industry was given only a few months to adapt. One of the industries affected the most is the education sector, ever since we’ve grown accustomed to face-to-face learning in classrooms. With no immediate end in sight for the pandemic, like everyone else, the necessity to adapt is present. The recently conclude d EduTECH Philippines 2020 conference displayed how adapting to the new normal is possible. The conference was supposed to be held physically but had to abruptly transition to a digital platform. It served as a welcome opportunity to exhibit how the future of teaching and education can be shaped through technology. LG, one of the global leaders in technology innovation, joined #EduTECHPhil together with over 40 other presentations, all giving

[Press Release] Love Plus Charity Foundation Gives Back by Helping Filipinos In Need During the Pandemic

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 Our lives have been disrupted and impacted by the pandemic in unprecedented ways. The corona virus has affected our day to day lives and is slowing down the economy for almost six months – and people still cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. During these hard times, an organization who works under the radar are helping Filipinos to cope up on the effects of the pandemic. Love Plus Charity Foundation , an organization founded by Chinese national, Hu Sun, started to provide aid in their own little ways by means of food delivery for front liners on different checkpoints, across several cities back in March when the government imposed city lockdowns in the country. The organization wanted to reach remote areas that were not focused on by mainstream media – which draw attention from several individuals and organizations, that lead to the growth of donation to the foundation.  “We are not brothers by blood, but we think of Filipinos as a part of our family because they welcomed u

Exchange your Coins to Cash at Coinstar!

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I'm looking for quarters for laundry so I thought it'll be a good idea to start searching from my coinbank and coin purses. There's a coin shortage in United States since the pandemic because people don't go out and shop or pay thru cash so some business establishments are offering to exchange your coins.  I only go out once on a weekend to go grocery shopping for my weekly essentials. I knew there's a Coinstar machine at Jewel-Osco so I decided to go there and brought my coins.  1. You have to select which method you would like to get paid: Cash, E-giftcard, donate it to charity or buy Bitcoins from the machine! 2. After confirming, pour the coins to the machine. Rejected coins are coming out at the bottom so you can pick up again and throw it again.  3. Once all coins went inside the machine, select "you're done" with the transaction and receipt will be issued from the machine. 4. Go to the nearest cashier to exchange it for cash. Then you're all

[Press Release] Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach interviews “candidates” seeking to join online ESL platform 51Talk

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Manila, Philippines – 51Talk , together with their new Philippine brand ambassador, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, held its first-ever live stream interview via Facebook after hundreds of aspiring online English teachers signed-up to get a chance to be part of the show. The live stream is part of 51Talk’s campaign to invite qualified Filipinos who are interested to take advantage of the 30,000 home-based online teaching opportunities offered by 51Talk where people can teach, learn and most importantly – earn.  Listed in the New York Stock Exchange, 51Talk is the leading online English education platform that connects thousands of Filipino teachers to foreign English language learners via an interactive virtual classroom. More than 70,000 viewers tuned in and joined the fun and inspiring live stream which allowed them to learn more about the teach at home opportunity and acquainted them with the application process that can be completed in as fast as three days. Pia interviewed nine