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Let’s Sing in Praise

Posted by Dhina Lieva on Saturday Oct 18, 2014 Under Affiliated Computer Services Philippines, Business, jobs, Travel

In a moment like this, hours of sitting and waiting to board, let me use it effectively. I am now here at Taiwan airport and enjoying the free wifi this place offers. And since again I am writing using my samsung mobile, pardon the misspelled words. This touchy-techy-qwerty thing sometimes does not type correctly hehe…

I am in a deep mourning these days, my mother-in-law reposed and joined our Creator on an unexpected day. Well, who expects death anyway? That is why we need to be good all the time, come moment that we need to be in the place where we all should be, we are ready.

Let us sing in praise for all the blessings God has bestowed me and my family. I want to express it like singing along with a guitar and acoustic guitar tuner. I think i can do it nicer even though I don’t know how to hum. I just wish I can, and sing like Catherine Loria or Aiza Seguerra ?. Praise you oh Lord for giving me the rare opportunity for this business trip, my 3rd time in US. Utah Dallas and now Los Angeles. This is a trip but a challenging tasks await. Let me and my colleagues do it excellently. With you my Lord.

okay and it is already 3:21 pm here in Taiwan, boarding starts at 4:20, one hour more and we are good to go to LA. 12 hours of flight. Please keep us all safe.

thank you again Lord for this day and everyday and for keeping my love ones safe and healthy, we owe it all to you.

Till then,

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The Unexpected News

Posted by Dhina Lieva on Tuesday Feb 18, 2014 Under Business, jobs, Life, Travel, Utah

Just today…. I received a very good but unexpected news. I admit I am really unprepared for it. I did not have a mindset actually that it’s true. Hay… but in the contrary,  I was happy for it, I still have 3 days to prepare and go home to kiss and hug Jhaydii. I will tell you more about this when I get there.

This is in preparation for a more challenging role. Need more time and if pressure occurs,  sing, smile or find some cool gotoh tuners, cool right.

Going back to that unexpected news, finally again for the 2nd time. Love it. I’m going to use my US visa once again and my new machine readable passport. See you on Saturday US..

Thank you Lord for these countless blessings we are receiving.

Till then,

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Not Reaping What I Sow

Posted by Dhina Lieva on Wednesday Jul 31, 2013 Under Business, Daily Living, Education

I burned eyebrows for 1 1/2 years attending an 8-9 hours class during Saturdays, and after completing 45 units and after 6 months of vacation from class I decided to take the written and oral comprehensive exam – these happened during my pre and post pregnancy. I took time to review 4 major subjects and luckily I was able to pass them and took the oral comprehensive exam. This is my MBA degree – and with all the toils and efforts I marched, graduated and received my diploma last April 2013.

All the things that I visualized prior to getting an MBA do not materialize yet, I am not reaping what I sow yet. I am not saying I regret it, I am proud to say that I am an MBA holder. This will be an additional advantage, not now but maybe later, hopefully. I do not regret it that I even want to take some course and certification like CMA (Certified Management Accountant, this would need P50k PHP) or sociology degree online. Yes, I am very eager to learn more if only I can this time, without sacrificing my family and job.

But before doing so – I would want to reap first what I sow with my MBA. I did a research oh, actually browsed about how would you apply MBA. Nothing found that relates here in the Philippines – I stopped at 3 page of google search. I read 2, from Forbes.com, and the only thing that MBA was used is on a PROMOTION or getting a higher position, like what mentioned, moving up from Senior Systems Engineer to a Program Manager position in Xerox Corporation (my employer!) and eventually after 2 years joined in a smaller company and soon was EVP of a $30M biomedical products firm. Isn’t this a good motivation to have an MBA, that it is a proof that MBA really helps a thriving person to be in a higher position? That’s my purpose though, my ambition, the fruit I want to harvest. And is not happening yet.

I’m still, and how would I use my MBA anyway if I’m stucked here without doing anything? I need to move faster, AHEAD, I need to take steps and action, I need to establish a career plan and develop careeer vision and timeline. I must! Please be motivated DHINA to do this ;) so that you will reap what you sow.

Till then,

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Blogging: An Option of a WFHM

Posted by Dhina Lieva on Wednesday Jul 24, 2013 Under Business, Daily Living, Family, Internet/Web Design/ Blogging

I am in the midst of thinking to be beside my daughter all the time, to teach her everything to be her first teacher. When jd  isn’t born yet, I thought I wouldn’t stop working because I will feel boring and my education will be a waste.

All of these abates and I am starting to think of resigning and be a full time mom. I wanted jd’s bright future but how can it be when I am at home waiting for hubby’s remittance? I don’t want him to take all the responsibility of earning a living for us…I want to help him at the same time be beside our daughter.

As jd grows older there are many things I want. But choosing to stay at home comes first. And ting! I can still earn while doing that….Thanks to blogging, it is my best option to earn, work from home… No bosses, no attires to fit, no computers to see numbers just my personal ones even playbook or my samsung galaxy s4 which I am using right now.

Work from home, nice to hear. You can do what you want, home cleaning, watching tv with your daughter filling your samsung rb195acpn refrigerator, cooking, gardening and all those mom’s work at home, full time! Plus BLoGGING and earn from it!

Till then,

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Business…Sideline…Extra Income…Anyone?

Posted by Dhina Lieva on Friday Jun 7, 2013 Under Business, Daily Living

Are you thinking of investing or venturing into some business? Do you want to have an extra and passive income? Do you want to have a sideline and earn stipend other than the salaries you receive? Well, me too, I want those. :D

I told myself I will not be forever like this, being employed and paid for the services I rendered. I want someday, I will be paying the services of others, be my own boss and indulging in my own business. Me wants that. I want I want. Unfortunately as of now, I don’t have a clear idea and don’t have definite business to be vent with yet. La la la… I wish I wish, and I wish I would have enough fund as my investment, capital and etc. Hay…… Keep the positive vibes :)

Till then,

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The lazy and inspired-less writer/blogger has her blog PR0! L back to 0 rank from 1.  The highest I reached was PR2 haha. Anyway, it has nothing to do with my earnings, although it is sure that the higher the rank, the higher the earnings, but because I am just an ordinary blogger attending no blogger events, I run out of ideas and topic to write and blog about, so the consequence, PR0. But I am still thankful that although I have that low rank, I am still able to earn and paid to blog – thank you so much payu2blog, socialspark, payperpost, inpostlinks, adsense and nuffnang, my part time source of income!

Just like a product that has a life cycle, going through the stages of introductory, growth, maturity and decline, my blog I Just Opine is also passing through that. I have reached the point that I am very active updating and writing on my blog, 5 posts the maximum in a day, giving me more $$.xx, helped me in my MBA. It’s in the growth stage. Now, my income has decreased, because of course of the low rank and some of the paid to blog sites has not given assignment to me anymore – I won’t say I am in the maturity stage because I am not planning to retire it, I just had it renewed this month until 2014 for P1,050 or $26.00. I want to earn more from it, to eke the penny I spend for our living, or better yet, to save for JD’s future.

How can I earn more now with blogging? I need to attract more and more audience, imaging, from 2008 to 2012, my blog is already 4 years, but I only have 66k visitors? Too low right? Others for that age already gain 1M or more! (Hey Dhina, don’t regret it, you’ve said you earn, so don’t compare!) J

To earn more, I also created another blog entitled, Bloma… I Am the Mama – a blog about pregnancy, parenthood and baby, inspired to have this when I was about to give birth to our baby. And now it’s active (but outdated a bit) you may find it at wwwdot.mammapoko.blogspot.com (remove the word dot please). Check it please and see the yellow mother’s blog J

So until here, and I hope that after this post, I will be able to revert back to the higher PR for me earn higher.

Till then,

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Free Ice Cream from Mars & Spencer

Posted by Dhina Lieva on Tuesday Jul 24, 2012 Under Business, Food, Health

Cool! Perfect for the coming back and waving of sunshine! As the heat of the sun makes us sweat, let us go grab and taste the awesome treat from Marks and Spencer! You read it right, Marks and Spencer is giving away an awesome treat as they launch their very own ice cream! Yow, so yummy! Apparels are amazing, what more with ice cream? So mark your calendar, on July 26th, Thursday, they are inviting everyone to grab a taste of this luscious and heavenly goodness!

Marks and Spencer Free Ice Cream Tasting

The ice cream tasting will start 2pm onwards at the Marks and Spencer store Greenbelt 5.

Spread the good news and sweet experience!

Tell if you’re going by tweeting @NuffnangPH with the hashtag #FreeIceCream

See you there!

(Post brought to you by NuffnangPH)

Till then,


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Real Estate Business?

Posted by Dhina Lieva on Friday Jun 22, 2012 Under Business, jobs

One of my friends already spends her idle time after work in real estate business. She is now an agent and I heard she already sold many units. Wow, imagine how many pesos she has!

I am thinking if this business – real estate, will really make you a bit millionaire :) If you will be good enough in sales talk, I am pretty sure you will become one of the successful agents. You might want to try and leave your profession someday hmmm, how about that!

Selling units in a subdivision? why now? How about acquiring one? Well, can be :) Does the developer use some festool tools in visualizing the subdivision they will build?A matter of some case, marketing and feasibility studies. I hope I can be better at selling so it can be my part-time and earn some anda.

How about you, are you up to real business?

Till then,

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I Broke SM’s Signage and Paid for it

Posted by Dhina Lieva on Saturday Apr 21, 2012 Under Business, Daily Living, Life

On my daughter’s first gala and visit to her pediatrician last April 3, 2012, I made an unforgettable experience. But before that, I am happy to share that on her 13 day old, she weighed 2.8kilograms, an oz heavier from the day she was released from the NICU.

Here’s what happened. After her pedia visit, we went to SM San Pablo City and buy something. Before shopping, I first went to SM Business Center to pay my husband’s SSS contribution. After paying, I hastily put the receipt on my bag and left, unfortunately, I nudged one of their signages and broke it. It fell on the floor and broke into two pieces. The security guard picked it and told the cashier that it was broken. I apologetically said sorry and left the business center.

I was with my mother then, we went right away to Baby Company to buy baby jhaydii’s things. She cried loudly while we were choosing things, so I decided to feed her first, the saleslady gave us a chair to sit on while feeding her. Few seconds after, the security guard of the business center came and approached me, he told me that I was requested to come to the business center again because of the broken signage. He did not allow me to feed my baby first :( he perhaps needs high t reviews. I surmised then that I need to pay for the broken signage, my first time to experience this.

At the business center, I was told that their supervisor liked to talk to me about what happened. While waiting, I had a chance to breastfeed jhaydii. After 30 minutes or more, the supervisor arrived and explained to me their policy. I was right, I have to pay for it otherwise, the cashier and the security guard will.

After an hour of waiting for the price, I was able to fully feed my daughter. I was advised that the broken sign was Php170. Sighed, fortunately it was cheap. I handed them my payment and left so we can continue shopping. And here is the photo of the accident I’ve caused, my token from SM.


Till then,


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Wish I Could Win One

Posted by Dhina Lieva on Friday Mar 2, 2012 Under Business, Daily Living

Thanks ACE!

Last Saturday, after my pre-natal check up in San Pablo City, I went to SM with my brother to buy something from ACE Hardware. It was I think already 1pm. I bought what I wanted, and because it’s amounting to approximately Php1,500, the cashier gave me 4 raffle coupons. The raffle coupon stipulates that for every 500 worth of purchases – a customer is entitled to one entry. So I had 4.

They say pregnant women are lucky when it comes to contest or raffle thing like this. It happens sometimes, that is why it started to believe in that pregnants are lucky. I tried my luck then, filled out the 4 raffle coupons I got and dropped it in the drop box. Hope I could win 1 0ut of 6 Nissan Frontier Standard :) the one that looks like trailer hitches, it’s still car anyway. I just wish I could win one and let us test the fortune or luck of a pregnant woman like me.

Till then,


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