My First 106 Hubs
106 Hubs and Counting
So, okay. I've totally skipped doing a hub on my 100 hubs. It was really easy to forget writing one when I was in the middle of all those numbers, financial statements, etc. In short, I was in the middle of the busy season.
Now that I'm out of it, I realized I need to get back in the groove. In the past few weeks after the busy season, I found myself just staring into my computer screen. Sure I type around, I wrote some academic articles even finished some short accounting deadlines. But I still couldn't find it in me to write.
Finally, I had a thought. What if I write about my 100th hub? Then I looked into my statistics and realized I completely skipped it! So I decided to go another route and publish a hub on my 106 hubs. For 2010, I am aiming to publish a total of 200 hubs and this is one step closer towards achieving that goal.
So without much further ado, here are my first 106 hubs:
For starters, you don't really think I will put down all of those 106 hubs don't you? Sorry to disappoint you (or perhaps you're not so disappointed at all???) but I don't want to cause your eyes to tear up and you to drop down from exhaustion from reading my list of 106 hubs. So, to save some time and trouble, you can find my first 50 hubs in this hub. The hubs are sorted by their major topics.
Here are my next 51st to 106th hubs:
Business in the Philippines
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Franchising - this hub defines and describes the advantages and disadvantages of franchising, one of the hottest way right now to have one's business.
Registering Your Business in the Philippines - this hub provides brief how to's when one wants to register one's business in the Philippines.
My 8 Hubpages Resolution - this is actually my 50th hub. It describes my 8 resolutions as far as hubpages is concerned.
My First Month in Hubpages - As the title implies, I wrote this hub to celebrate my first month in Hubpages. Plus my first milestones are there, including the time when I hit a 100 hubber score.
30 Reasons Why I Love Hubpages - I love Hubpages, I really do. And this hub gives 30 reasons (I'm sure there are more) on why I love Hubpages.
8 Things I Have Learned from (and Appreciate in) HubPages - Just some of the things I have learned here in Hubpages. Plus some links to my favorite hubbers and hubs.
My 100th Hub - Unlike the other hubs in this category, my 100th hub is not really about HubPages. Far from it. This is my tribute to my father who died in May 2007.
Holidays and Celebrations - Christmas
The Top 10 Children's Toys - A hub about what I planned to give to children last Christmas. Features some cool links to Amazon, too!
My Personal Christmas Wish List - All I want for Christmas is...
The Magic of Barbie - Never had one and I don't think I will have one in the future but I do recognize that Barbie is a timeless doll for girls out there, both young and old.
Amazon's Top 10 Music CDs for Sale - I normally don't feature top 10s from Amazon but when I saw the list of music CDs, I couldn't help myself. There are some really cool sounds in these CDs.
Top Ten Christmas Gifts for Your Boss - Gift - giving during Christmas is quite a nerve - wracking experience, more so if the recipient is your boss! This hub features some of the best Christmas gifts that you can give to one who has (or seem to have) it all.
Buy Christmas Gift Baskets from Amazon - This hub features some of the coolest (and mouth-watering) gift baskets from Amazon.
Celebrating Christmas in a Foreign Land - A personal hub about my experience when I celebrated the Christmas season in the U. S.
My New Year Resolutions - Here are my New Year's resolutions related to HubPages and my online writing saga.
12 Things I Love About Christmas - Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year (and I guess, it's the same for millions of people out there) and this hub lists the 12 things why I love Christmas.
Philippine Holidays and Traditions
How We Celebrate Christmas in the Philippines - These are just some of my country's traditions during Christmas. They say that there's nothing like the Christmas in the Philippines and I have to agree.
New Year Traditions in the Philippines - Next to Christmas, New Year is also another holiday that we celebrate with a bang (literally!).
How do Filipinos Celebrate the Halloween? - We do not exactly celebrate Halloween like other countries but we have our own traditions during this time and this is the time when we remember our dead loved ones and pay tribute to them.
Favorite Christmas Foods in the Philippines - This is one reason why Christmas is my favorite holiday, all those yummy food out there! Here are some of the favorite Christmas foods in our country.
My HP experience will not be complete without writing hubs about my country. Here are the hubs about Philippines:
Tropical Storm Ondoy Devastates the Philippines - A hub about one of the most devastating typhoons to reach our country and one of the most saddening experience for our countrymen in 2009.
Financial Recession and its Effects in the Philippines - This is about how the worldwide financial recession is affecting our country. Relatively speaking, our economy wasn't battered by credit crunch woes, however, it can't be denied that we were affected.
Typhoon Ondoy and the Bayanihan Spirit - Natural calamities have a way of bringing out the heroes in us and Typhoon Ondoy was not an exception. This hub tells stories about the heroic efforts of my countrymen during this trying time.
The Aftermath of Typhoon Pepeng - A hub about the second devastating typhoon that reached our country's shores.
Eight Major Languages in the Philippines - There's no denying that there are a lot of languages in my country (over 100!) but I chose only the 8 major languages in the Philippines.
With our presidential elections this year, nothing can be as hot as the Philippine politics in 2009 and 2010. Here are my hubs related to this very interesting (and controversial) topic:
A Tribute to a Great Lady - In honor of the first lady president of my country, I wrote this hub after she died in August 2009.
A Call to Stop Political Violence - A hub I wrote after the Maguindanao massacre, one of the most chilling crimes in our political history.
Philippine Elections...The Heat is On (and Rising!) - My first ever hub regarding our elections. Here I explored some of the major 'topics' related to this historical event.
Meet the Philippines 2010 Vice - Presidential Candidates - This hub features the 7 vice - presidential candidates for our May 2010 national elections.
Meet the Philippines 2010 Presidential Candidates - The ultimate hub on our political arena, this hub features the 8 presidential candidates in our country.
These are the hubs that I wrote depicting some things about my personal life:
What I Learned from Being a Dog Owner - Featuring pictures of our own dogs (we have four right now), this hub basically puts into writing what I have learned as a (new) dog owner. I never really knew I had it in me to raise dogs because ever since I could remember, I have been afraid of them.
Why Some Public Speakers did not Make Me Go to Sleep - This features one of my favorite local speakers who effortlessly held our attention the whole one hour and a half of his talk.
Why I Love Reading Romance Novels - Okay, I admit it. I'm a romantic inside. Just give me a good romance novel and a soft bed and I'll just lay down and read to my heart's content. This hub shows the reasons why I love reading romance novels.
I Will Miss You, My Baby- A tribute to my 3 - year old niece who stayed with us for one and a half years and who stole all our hearts.
My Favorite 80's Music - There's something about the 80's music really that keeps on pulling me back. Here are some of my favorite 80's music, I'm sure some, if not all, are familiar to you.
Songs That I Love, Songs That Keep Pulling Me Back - These are ten of my favorite songs. I have lots of them but I chose only 10.
The Pros and Cons of Retiring in the Philippines - This hub outlines what are the advantages and disadvantages of retiring in the Philippines.
My Top 20 Reasons Why I Want to Retire Early - Another "me" hub, this time on why I want to retire early (everybody's dream, unfortunately, not everybody's reality).
10 Reasons for Going into Estate Planning - A lot of people shun the idea of planning what will happen to their properties / belongings after they die (who wants to think about death?). This hub states 10 reasons for why we need to go into estate planning and they apply to everyone, rich and not - so - rich alike.
5 Things I Learned About Retirement - Just some basic things I learned about retirement.
Por Cristo: Home for the Abandoned Elderly - This is our local "retirement home" but this is actually for those old folks who were abandoned by their families. Sad tales but the old people here are actually happy.
Teaching and Students
7 Bad Study Habits a College Student Must Not Have - Only 7? I'm sure there are lots more but these are the 7 top bad study habits I can think of.
My Strategies for Effective Teaching - I used to teach (for one and a half years) and these are my strategies to ensure I teach effectively.
Save Our Taguibo Watershed - The Taguibo Watershed is our source of water here. Through this hub, I hope to raise the awareness of the people around us about why is it important for us to preserve this source of life.
A First - Timer's Guide in Choosing a Tattoo Design - I always wanted to have a tattoo and if I ever get one, I will use this hub as my guide in choosing a tattoo design.
Eight Reasons for Hiring an Accountant - One of my most recent additions to my Business and Self Employment Groups, this hub features eight reasons why any businessman (regardless of the company is big or small) needs to hire an accountant.
The Importance of Managing Cash Flows - Next to hiring an accountant, managing cash flows is also another important consideration for any businessman. This hub tells why it is important and how to manage one's cash flows.
These are the hubs that I wrote about various places here in the Philippines. There's nothing like the beauty of our home country to bring out the writer in us:
Butuan City, Home Sweet Home - This is a hub about my hometown, Butuan City.
Amanpulo Resort: Paradise on Earth and Amanpulo: Bits and Pieces - One of my favorite places here on earth and one of our most expensive (if not the most expensive) resort here in our country, Amanpulo is really our local version of paradise on earth.
7 Natural Wonders of the Philippines - If the world has 7 natural wonders, we also have our own. This hub gives a brief description of each of these wonders plus pictures that will really show you why they are natural wonders.
The Beautiful Island of Camiguin - Another beautiful island in our country, Camiguin Island is located in Northern Mindanao and is a famous tourist spot in our place.
My Top 10 Preferred Cities in the Philippines - These are the top 10 cities I would love to visit over and over again and even stay and live in for a very long time. And yes, I've been to each and every city in this list.
And that completes my 106 hubs. Thank you very much for reading them and this hub. It has been my pleasure writing each and every one of them. Cheers!