BIR adventures

I stumbled upon this podcast from Brian Matthew Ligsay through Jayvee. The podcaster narrated his interesting TIN application adventure. It is really funny — had me laughing in most instances, but it also is a profound characterization of how poor our government services is. Uses offending language at times, so beware for those who are thin skinned. :D

Click here to listen to the podcast.

Blogging 101

I know that some of you who visit this blog are not bloggers but are considering to become one. Swerve, a blog primarily for pastors and leaders of churches posted a series of articles that discusses what blog is all about — blogging 101 for non-bloggers. Read these and you’ll find yourself craving to start blogging yourself. Even if you’ll not be convinced, you’ll find this series very informative.

* What is a blog?
* Why consider blogging
* Blogging tips
* Building a blog audience
* Blogging styles

For starters, here are the top 3 free blogging platforms.

WordPress
Blogger
Typepad

If you want more flexibility and total control of the look and feel of your blog, you can consider getting a web host (normally costs $10/mo.) and install WordPress (most dynamic, easiest to install and use, IMO).

Any other additional tips for our non-blogger friends?

Week round-up

* Grace Place starts a new passionate series called “Prayer Can Change Your Life“.

* Steve Murrell shares a great analogy on how understanding your sinfulness affects the way you respond to God’s grace.

* I thought we should put Jesus first in our lives? Steven Furtick says, no. We should put Jesus on the center of our life instead.

* Perry Noble‘s New Spring Church launched a new website called ParentsAreClueless.com to coincide with their new series on parenting. If you are a parent, you’ll agree with me that we are clueless most of the times, don’t we?

* I’ve started a Pinoy Paypal users group. If you are a Paypal user or plan to use it in the future, join us as we try to shoot down possible problems that we can encounter.