Monday, June 30, 2014

How Composer Brian Crain Unlocks Worldwide Songwriter Royalties

6/30/2014 10:15:00 PM 0 Comments

"This post was created in partnership with eAccountable. All opinions are my own."

Are you a musician or a music composer or a band member? Are you looking for an affordable way to collect your royalties? Do you want a system that is easy-to-use and run by a company that is trusted in the music industry? If you're answer is yes, then let me introduce you to TuneCore.

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Recently, Composer Brian Crain, whose compositions have been used in feature films, discusses how TuneCore found him and explains why he uses TuneCore to collect his royalties and how he was able to expand his fan base by just being affiliated with the company.

Like in my previous posts, TuneCore is affiliated with all of the digital download stores that we all know and love. Examples are iTunes, Spotify, AmazonMP3, Google Play, KKbox and many more!

Please do check out their blog for Brian Crain's interview so that you can learn more about this great company and the fabulous service that they offer to musicians and music composers. Feel free to share this post and let everyone be informed about TuneCore and the great opportunities they have to offer to all musicians out there!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Turn the World Into Your Office With Grasshopper

6/25/2014 08:05:00 PM 0 Comments

*The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.*

Looking to take your business to the next level? Grasshopper lets you create a suite of business phone numbers to help you run your business using your cell phone! 

Here are some of their other great features:

Toll Free or Local Number - local or national presence
Unlimited Extensions - for departments & employees
Call forwarding to mobile phones - work from anywhere
Voicemails via email - play online or on cell phone
Manage online or by phone - no hardware to purchase
New Feature! - 855 toll free numbers

With more than 100,000 customers happily using Grasshopper as their business line, how could you not give it a shot? You can upgrade or cancel your service any time you wish and their customer service team is excellent! Take a look at Grasshopper today.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

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Monday, June 16, 2014

CLOSED: Join | $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

6/16/2014 10:03:00 PM 0 Comments

Welcome to the $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!

Co-hosted by:

One lucky winner will win

$100 Visa Gift Card!

Perfect to use for shopping, pay the bill or use it anyway you want!
Join now and who knows.. you might be the lucky winner. :)

Giveaway Details:

June 16  To June 30 11:59pm EST.

Valid only in the Continental United States.
Void where prohibited

18 years or older to enter/only 1 entrant per household
Winner is chosen through

All entries are optional.
All winning entries will be verified.

Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Blah blah blah (Rants and Raves of a Bum) is not responsible for the awarding of the prize. If you have any questions about this giveaway, please email the host at  This blog, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media network is not associated with this giveaway.

Summer Fun at Angela 1 Private Pool Resort

6/16/2014 03:55:00 PM 0 Comments

Hi everyone! I am so sorry for this super late post.. I was supposed to do this last May but since I had an accident, I had to take a break from my normal activities and take a rest. Anway, we had our annual summer reunion last April 16, 2014 and end up renting Angela 1 Private Pool Resort. Just like the Angela 2 and Angela 3, Angela 1 has 4 rooms, 1 adult pool, 1 kiddie pool and 1 jacuzzi. 
Among the three resorts, this one is the most spacious resort.

Here are some of the photos we took from our reunion:

The Pool

Kiddie pool and the jacuzzi on the far most left of the picture.
Rooms are located on the second floor.

Videoke area

2 Shower Rooms and 2 Toilet Rooms

Kitchen and Dining area

Prayers first before eating. :)

Everyone having fun at the pool!

Can't wait for our next swimming reunion soon! We will definitely be back again at Angela 1 Private Pool Resort to have a good time with our family and even friends! I hope you enjoyed my post. 
Have a great day to everyone. :)

AS OF JANUARY, 2015 (source: Angela 1 Facebook Page)

Aircon Room Rates:
Daytime: PHP 7,000 (8:00AM- 6:00PM)
Overnight: PHP 8,000 (8:00PM-6:00AM)
Electric Fan Room Rates:
Daytime: PHP 6,000 (8:00AM- 6:00PM)
Overnight: PHP 7,000 (8:00PM-6:00AM)

22 Hours Rate:

Aircon Room: (8:00AM- 6:00AM) or (8:00PM- 6:00PM)- PHP 15,000
Fan Room: (8:00AM- 6:00AM) or (8:00PM- 6:00PM) - PHP 13,000

*For KIDS: 4 years old and below are free of charge.*

Inclusions: :
- 2 Electric Fan rooms with 2 double size bed in each room
- Unlimited use of videoke machine
- Free use of grill
- Free use of stove (an additional of P100 for the gas tank)
- Free use of refrigerator
- The maximum number of guest is limited to forty (40) persons. An additional of PHP 100 per head will apply for additional guest.

For reservation, 50% down payment is required to reserve the date. 
First come, First serve basis is strictly implemented. 

For further inquiries, you may contact: 

Angela 1, Joey/Angela2, Angela 3's Private Pool
Blk 5 Lot 10 Taktak Road Sitio Sampaguita Brgy. Sta Cruz, 1870 Antipolo, Philippines

Phone/Mobile Number: (02) 3305727 / 0917-8435697 during office hours. (9:00AM - 9:00PM)

You may also contact them through Facebook. Just like their fan pages, Angela 3 Private Pool.


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Road Trip to Sky Ranch, Tagaytay

6/15/2014 08:27:00 PM 0 Comments

Last June 12, 2014, we went to Tagaytay City for a road test of my parents' car that they bought last March. It was a long drive going there but we all enjoyed the view because the last time we went to Tagaytay was 6 years ago, when I was still pregnant with my second child. We decided to go to Sky Ranch instead of Picnic Grove since we already went there. So, after almost 2 hours of travel, we arrived at Sky Ranch. 

Sky Ranch is the newest theme park in Luzon. It opened its doors to clients on March 1, 2013. It is located beside Taal Vista Hotel. It offers different rides for kids and adults too! The main attraction of this theme park is the Sky Eye – the tallest Ferris wheel in the country. 

Here are some of my photos of our trip:

Welcome to Sky Ranch!

Taal Lake

Sky Cruiser

Sky Eye

Red Baron

Wonder Flight

Super Viking

Express Train

Me and my kids trying out horse back riding for the first time!
I am sooooo brave! (Hahaha)

with my daughter

My son doesn't mind riding alone. 
Proud mother here! :) 

Check out the warning sign. Hehe.

My daughter poses behind the Nessi Coaster.

Check out Sky Ranch's Schedule and Entrance Fee as of May 2014:

Source: Sky Ranch Facebook Page

My kids and I even my parents had fun at Sky Ranch. 
We will definitely be back soon and try out the other rides we've missed! 
Like their Facebook Page for promos, events and check them out too on your next trip!

Sky Ranch

Friday, June 13, 2014

Free Personalized Stars & Stripes Banner Offer at Celebrate Express

6/13/2014 06:01:00 PM 0 Comments

4th of July Party Supplies at Celebrate Express

*This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links*

With Independence Day only a few short weeks away, now is the time to stock up on the perfect 4th of July Party Supplies for your holiday celebration. Flags to wave at the parades, pennants to decorate your picnic tent, even patriotic costumes for fun runs - Celebrate Express has just the assortment of patriotic party gear that you need.

And to add a little more sparkle to your holiday spangle, each order over $85 receives a free personalized stars & stripes banner! Hurry on over to Celebrate Express and get all of your stars and stripes today, because this offer ends June 15th. Shop now! 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New TuneCore Partnerships

6/11/2014 06:42:00 PM 0 Comments

New! TuneCore is partnering with Bandzoogle to give musicians the opportunity to build a professional website that’s loaded with all the features and tools they need to engage fans and build a music career. 

Also, TuneCore is now a major distribution partner with KKBox, giving musicians the opportunity to get their music heard in the Asian market. This music market is ready to explode, and KKBox is taking the lead with over 200 million subscribers already! 

In today’s technological advanced world, any musician will tell you that having an online presence is a MUST as more music lovers prefers the web to download and/or stream their favorite music/song.
So with the new partnerships that TuneCore has, the programs that they have made is very easy-to-use, affordable and will help new and upcoming bands/musicians. You can check out all the information about TuneCore, Bandzoogle and KKBox by visiting the TuneCore web site.

"This post was created in partnership with eAccountable. All opinions are my own."

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

CLOSED: Join | Little Tikes Slam 'n' Curve Slide Giveaway

6/10/2014 05:58:00 PM 0 Comments

Beat the heat this summer without leaving the neighborhood with Little Tikes Slam ‘n’ Curve Slide!
Now you can own one without buying it by just simply joining our awesome giveaway below...

Welcome to the Little Tikes Slam 'n' Curve Slide Sweepstakes!

Sponsored by: - Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8

Please take a moment to read Mom to Bed by 8's Little Tikes Slam 'n' Curve Slide review and see how this single waterpark changed her #summerdreams!

Special thank you to our supporting co-host bloggers: Summer That, Finger Click Saver, The Chirping Moms, Our Piece of Earth, Memoirs of a Clueless Woman, Nest Full of New and The Deal Match Maker.

The Slam 'n' Curve Slide is the perfect backyard inflatable water slide! This amazing water slide by Little Tikes features a climbing wall, curved slide and large wading pool area. It is large enough for multiple children to use at once, but folds compactly for easy storage. Woot!

Little Tikes Slam 'n Curve Inflatable Water Slide:
  • Inflatable backyard water slide and pool built from puncture-resistant material
  • Fun inflatable rock wall leads to a slippery slide
  • Slide with a gentle curve at the end for a ride into the refreshing pool
  • Roomy splash pool
  • Includes: Inflatable basketball hoop and ball
  • Step-down inside wall for easy entrance and exit
  • Stakes anchor the bouncer firmly in place
  • Large enough for several children
  • Deflates and folds compactly for easier storage
  • Blower required for inflation
  • Heavy-duty blower with GFCI plug included
  • Comes with stakes, repair kit and storage bag
  • Maximum weight capacity: 350 lbs
  • Accommodates up to 3 children
  • Connect to your garden hose and turn on water flow
  • Dimensions: 10'8"L x 13'1"W x 7'9"H

One winner will receive a Little Tikes Slam 'n' Curve Slide.

Giveaway ends June 30th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

CLOSED: Join | xBox One Giveaway

6/03/2014 09:16:00 PM 0 Comments

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Co-hosted by:

Barbara's BeatMOMenvy BlogArmy Wife to Suburban LifeMomStart and Simply Sherryl

Calling all Gamers or even non-gamers!

Come and join us in this great giveaway

and hopefully you can be the lucky winner of a

xBox One!

Giveaway Details:

June 2  To June 16 11:59pm EST.

Valid only in the Continental United States.
Void where prohibited.

18 years or older to enter/only 1 entrant per household.
Winner is chosen through

All entries are optional.

All winning entries will be verified.

Good Luck!!!

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