Being an accountant by profession, I have a keen patience in analyzing number data but lack the patience in getting the results done. I always think that there must be a quicker way to finish my job. Combined with my programming skills, I had made my routine office tasks a lot easier, more effective and quicker. When I left my employment to try my luck in Canada, luck wasn't there, so wasn't any employment. So, I went back home. Unfortunately, luck wasn't in the Philippines either. My age had become a disadvantage to get an employment; so, I decided to go freelance developing business applications like Payroll.
Programming is a skill that satisfies the logical part of my mind. Programming though, is a lot easier if every code and syntax were in my head. During the time when I had no projects, the codes in my memory would hesitate to be recalled. The next time I would resume a programming job, I would consult my reference books every now and then to refresh my memories. Not good because it slows down my productivity. So to keep my brain running all the time, I thought I should develop a program as a form of mental exercise during my slack seasons. Deciding, however, what program to create was another thing.
In 1995, Internet technology in the Philippines was unknown to the public except to the techy guys. I was privileged to have worked in a company where the CEO was a graduate of Harvard and a lover of Apple Macintosh. Windows wasn't born yet then. There was only MacSE - that little handsome Macintosh that you could carry with one hand and wondered how they were able to put both the CPU and the monitor inside a tiny box. Equipped with Netscape Navigator (a browser), that little graphical Mac that introduced the mouse to the market, allowed us programmers to see the world, through a little MacSE window, a virtual world called the Internet.
When the Philippine lottery was born in 1995, there was no Internet to check if your lotto tickets won any prize. The Winsum lotto outlets instead sold a booklet that listed all lotto results. In time, the pages of that lotto booklet were growing thicker. One time, while browsing the pages full of numbers, an idea was born in my head. Those numbers were one database! I could play with those numbers by developing an application to manipulate them as a means to keep my programming motors running. Thus, the birth of my lottery program.
Through the years, my lotto program was growing bigger. From time to time, I would test the results by actually playing the numbers. Unfortunately, my lotto program never gave me a single coin. It was not making any sense.
I was cleaning my hard disk one time, deleting the files that seemed useless. For ten years my lotto program just sat there in that concentric magnetic disc waiting to be touched again. With a click of a mouse, it was about to go to the recycle bin. But something in my head stopped me. I thought to myself, "I spent years developing this program." The program could be useless but consider the time and mental effort I consumed for this program; it is valuable for me. But what could I do with it?
The Parable of the Talents constantly reminds me to share whatever I have. Talents do not mean only money but it also means skills, knowledge, time, talent, and counsel. Share it! That was the inspiration. How would I be able to share the program?
Enter Blogger. That time I was starting to learn how to blog. So, I thought I'd share the information whatever my lotto program could produce. Not to promise anything like winning but only the pleasure to share whatever information I can discover. I present to the Netizens the data but the ball is up to their hands.
Thus, the birth of Lotto Tips 888!
Lotto Tips 888, however, does not promise you winning the lottery. It is merely to share information how the result of randomness can be interpreted with numbers. I am also using this platform to hone my skills in creative writing and present the articles and write ups less blandly with the use of CSS styling.
Random is an amazing beauty that keeps me wonder how the Universe measures and calculates it, if it does ever. Less cheerfuly though, randomness is such an elusive creation that is hard to predict. No matter what, on the other hand, if this blog can help you manifest your desired financial needs, so be it; otherwise, be grateful about life anyway – every day. Regardless, I wish you all luck and be blessed nonetheless!
About the Photo
Isang ligaw na puno ang tumubo sa aming bakuran. Hindi ko alam ang tawag sa kaniya. Mabilis siyang tumubo at lumaki. Pinutol ko siya dahil sa akalang isa lamang siyang ligaw at 'di ko nais na siya'y lumaki pa. Nguni't sadyang matibay ang puno. Masigasig siyang mag-dahon kahit madalas kung putulin ang mga sanga nito. Naisip ko na lang na baka may layunin kung bakit siya nadalaw sa aming bakuran. Marahil biyaya siya ng kalikasan lalo na ngayong halos wala nang lugar ang mga puno sa mga lungsod na napapalibutan ng mga konkreto.
Minsan, unti-unting nagbago ang kulay ng mga dahon niya - mula luntian, naging dilaw, pulahan at kayumanggi hanggang sa nalagas ang mga ito na halos wala nang natira ni isang dahon sa puno. Akala ko'y tuluyan na siyang mamamatay. Lungkot at saya ang aking naramdaman. Saya — dahil minsan kong ninais na ito'y mamatay; lungkot at awa — dahil naisip ko'y hindi niya kinaya ang mga pesteng daga, langgam at anay na naglungga sa ilalim nito.
Napag-alaman ko sa aking kapitbahay na ang ngalan ng puno ay talisay na kung tawagin ng iba'y umbrella tree dahil sa kakaibang tubo nito sa paglaki na animo'y isang malaking payong na nagbibigay sukob, tag-ulan man o tag-araw. Isang kasing-tulad na puno ang madalas kong maraanan dito sa aming bayan. Tinatawag ko siyang umbrella tree dahil sa hugis nitong magbigay lilim sa mga dumaraan. Lingid sa aking kaalaman, siya palang tunay na ang ibang ngalan ng talisay ay umbrella tree.
Ilang araw pagkatapos malagas ang mga dahon ng punong talisay, muling nagsibol ang mga hubad ng sanga nito. Hindi pala ito'y namatay; naglagas lamang upang magsibol muli balang araw. Tila ang puno'y sumabay sa panahon ng taglagas sa ibang bahagi ng mundo. Walang tag-lagas sa Pilipinas nguni't ang punong talisay ay bukod tanging puno na nagbibigay ng ganda ng taglagas sa pagpapalit kulay ng mga dahon nito.
Ang punong talisay ay isa lamang sa mga ilang puno na masipag tumubo kahit sa kapirasong lupa lamang o sa singit-singit ng mga konkreto na malayang pinaparami ng mga ibon, paniki at hangin. Marahil ito ang paraan ng Maylikha upang sa mga bayan na natabunan na ng konkreto, may mga puno pa rin na kayang mabuhay sa kapirasong lupa at gayon na rin sa konkreto upang magsilbing sanggalan sa minsang hagupit ng kalikasan at lupit ng lason na dulot ng polyusyon.
Bagama't walang taglagas sa Pilipinas, ito ang paborito kong panahon dahil sa dulot nitong pag-iibang kulay ng mga puno. Pangarap ko na minsan ay maranasan ang magandang taglagas sa ibang bayan. Kaya nama'y malugod kong tinanggap ang muling pagsibol ng punong talisay sa aming bakuran. Kahit ako'y wala sa ibang bansa, mayroon akong aabangang kaaya-aya sa susunod na taglagas.
Personal SEO/MMO Notes
- Thank you for the 4K+ pageviews and 2.7k users this November 2022. No dollar equivalent value, though :-) but grateful just the same.
- Date this blog was created: 31 July 2004
- First time to earn: 14 Feb 2006, $0.10, 16 impressions, 1 click. There were no pageviews on record because I deleted my earlier posts. It took 19 months before this blog started to earn.
- First page views: Nov 2008, 4 page views, 19 posts since it was created. It took 4 years and 4 months before this blog earned a few page views.
- First significant views: 13 Mar 2009; 44 page views, 1 user
- First time to reach 10 users: 23 Jun 2009; actual users 11
- First time to reach +100 views: 30 Apr 2010, 103 views, 1 user; 18 Nov 2010, 139 views, 50 users
- First time to reach +50 users: 10 Nov 2010, 52 users, 88 page views
- Best in 2010: 24 Nov, 234 views, 101 users
- Next Best 2012: 12 Sep, 482 views, 179 users
- Best daily earning: 30 Mar 2014, $3.01, 116 views, 3 clicks
- First time to reach $100: 6 May 2015. It took 9 years and 3 months before this blog had earned $100; that's $0.90 a month.
- Next Best 2016: 5 Jun, 429 views, 52 users
- Counting time since I received my first check: 28 months
- Earnings so far: $65.39 or $2.33 a month. Better than the last time. 15 months more before until I hit $100.
- Backlinks: 523
- Alexa rank: 9,628,200. Unfortunately, Alexa died on 1 May 2022. RIP :-)
- SimilarWeb global rank: 7,959,217 to 3,546,125 in Nov 2022.
- SimilarWeb Philippines rank: 110,698 to 65,073 in Nov 2022
- SimilarWeb rank (related category): +2000
- Estimated visits: <4000 / month to 10.9K in Nov 2022
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- SERP ranking with keyword "lotto tips": #4 via Pinterest; #8 direct