Monday, October 16, 2017

I Made Sabit to Simeon Family's Trip to Malaysia for Maggie's 2nd Birthday | Day 1

This is a lazy slash photo dump post.

Okay, mini kwento only because you said please. Sister and brother-in-law planned a trip to Malaysia with the kids for Maggie's 2nd birthday; also so the boys can watch Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix. Everything was booked before I was invited. Only 6000 Php daw roundtrip airfare then the rest of the gastos will be shouldered by sister. Why not right? So, I had a different flight from them, which was about 4 hours earlier.

This is my feeling Korean Idol airport look 

Prebooked teenie weenie rice meal.

KLIA2 is lit (pun intended) 

One would think "selamat" means "salamat/thanks" but it actually means "Welcome" 

 Thank you Bus Counter for being so easy to find. I actually did not have to look. It was just along the way.

Random airport I'm in Malaysia photo 

Fieldtrip quality bus. 

Traveling alone in a foreign country at night. Nice decision making skills girl!

Taking an Uber from the airport to the hotel costs around 900 Php. So I took the bus instead to get to Kuala Lumpur Sentral Terminal then booked an Uber to Swiss Garden Hotel and Residences.

Yaay got to the (for the purpose of this post we'll call it hotel, but it's more like a condominium unit that is rented at AirBnB) hotel safely. 

We got a key not working on door situation here. 129. Request for back up.

Finally got in! 

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Apps Autokill in Huawei P10

I spent a couple of months bearing with this inconvenience of having to start over whenever my Huawei P10 kills the app that I'm using.
I reached out to Huawei email support to find out what I should do. Their recommendation was to clear the cache of the application. So I did, but it was still happening. I almost went to their service center 'coz it was happening way too often.
It turns out, I only need to turn off this particular setting that helps prolong the battery life.
To get to this:
Settings (gear icon) > Battery > Battery Settings (gear icon at the top right corner)
Then turn off this setting
"Close excessively power-intensive apps"

Since then, I no longer encountered applications automatically closing.
Lesson of this post? Facebook Group can assist you better than their paid email support employees.

Thanks to Joie and Xel :)

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Monday, August 14, 2017

1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

So, I kind of worked out earlier this afternoon. I was supposed to do 2 rounds of pushups, squats, laydown pushups,.. you know what, I forgot..ganon siguro ako kabilis mag move on.
Nagpahinga na ko, had dinner, and took a shower. It's only 20 past 8. My bed time is at 1am.
What I really want to say is.....di pa ko nagtotoothbrush. For.. you know that I want to eat something might happen. Huhuhu. I had Kit-Kat after dinner. And my gym membership is nasasayang na.
Oh well.

Thursday, July 27, 2017


It’s July already and I haven’t blogged for a while. I promised myself that I will post something tonight and that is exactly what I am going to do.
Thought vomit.

We’re engaged! Well, for 5 months now and we’ve only booked the church and our OTD coordinator. Is this procrastination? Maybe. Maybe not. Ewan ko ba sa mga nakakausap kong supplier/s parang ayaw pa magpa book. Though pagdating sa photo/video, medyo kasalanan ko. Indecision! I can’t seem to make up my mind. Since sobrang dami pagpipilian, nakaka overwhelm. Not a good time to talk about commitment issues, pero I can’t help but think, “Pag na-book ko na si p/v 1 and find out na mas madami inclusions si p/v2, pano yun?” Mga ganon. Pero ang totoo nyan, sa dami nang nakita kong p/v, there’s this videographer that I really really really want!!! Huhuhuhuhu, di pa din ako maka move on. But his rate is twice what we can afford for both photo and video na. Videoboy! There, sinambit ko na. HUHUHUHU.
*regains composure*
Anyway, a year away ‘til the big day! I’m anxious and excited at the same time.

Random Recent Ganap
  • Modern Family – medyo minarathon ko sya simula nung nagka copy ako ng season 1 few months back. Naka habol na ko sa current season. I heart Phil Dunphy
  • Glitch in the Matrix – kaadikan with this sub in Reddit that talks about inexplicable experiences. They are not ghost stories; more like the guys who are in charge of “everything” made booboo and someone noticed it. Ah basta, go look it up in Reddit.
  • (Not) Peril  jam last 070117 – only the second time I’ve seen them play, sayang kulang pa ng isa.
  •  Game of Thrones Season 7 – only 2 episodes as of this writing, naiyak na ko! *spoiler alert* So ganon na lang ba talaga Nymeria? Past is past?
  • Kita Kita movie date – I must say, na-entertain ako ng movie na to. Sana ganito na lang palagi sa local film scene.
  • Orange and Lemons! – reformed as a trio (sans Mcoy ) but still, one of my favorite bands ever!       
  • Design Home– it’s this app that brings out the interior designer in you. Ang saya mag furnish ng space lalo na kung madaming pera!
  • Tisay – our landi cat had babies again. Di talaga namin house cat si Tisay, she just forced adopt herself dito. So most likely, ba-bye Tisay once the kittens are medyo malaki na.
  • Verizon Philippines 10th Year – 072817 – the celebration started today. Woot woo! How long have people been asking whether or not they will outsource everything and close this center? Kapit lang mga beshie!

July Playlist
Let Me – Orange and Lemons
Ever – Team Sleep
Sunshower – Chris Cornell  :(
Soothsayer – Taken by Cars (actually, buong Plagues na album)
Limestone – Magic City Hippies
U,U,D,D,L,R,L,R,A,B, Select, Start – Deftones

Dito na muna. I’m kind hungry. Should I eat? But it’s bed time na! Ughhh

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Friday, June 30, 2017

2 Truths and a Lie

a) Childhood crush ko si Jonathan Taylor Thomas
b) I played drums in an all girl band in college
c) Napanood ko na sa personal si Steph Curry

a) Pinanganak ako Laguna
b) Nanalo ako ng all expense paid trip to Cebu
c) 20 y.o. ako when I got my driver's license

a) Nakapagpa-kalbo na ko
b) Naka "date" ko yung crush ko simula Grade 5
c) ^Naging kami

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Sunday, June 11, 2017


May Internet na kami sa bahay after 48 years! Yehey! This should mean I can post more often.
Flooding coming right up!

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Brigada Eskwela 2017

Natutuwa ako at medyo nagiging active ang office namin sa mga community activities such as this. Second time mag sign up ni Vz sa Brigada Eskwela.Hindi ako naka-join nung first one dahil sa conflict ng schedule (nagpaliwanag talaga).But I really wanted to sana.
This year we volunteered at ParaƱaque National Highschool last May 20th. We started with a prayer, tons of picture taking, at palugaw from the school. At around 9am we started sanding the chairs.  

Varnished chairs -- we didn't  work on these though

Sandpaper for smooth surface. 
Grey shirt - I want to make you my official volunteer tee. Same one I wore during #TeamGranny0320

Teamwork! Thank you  girls for coming up with the idea of soundtripping while working. Made it more fun less work.

Good work guys!

Miss NelleRaq. Nagc-cut ng klase, wag tularan!

I am glad sharing my time, even though just a little bit to help with the preparation of this school for the upcoming school year. Hoping for more volunteers in the future. 
Education first!

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MyBus Cebu Appreciation Post

Isa sa mga naka-allot sa budget ko when going to Cebu is yung cab fare going to and from Mactan International Airport.
If one is not familiar with Mactan International Airport, posible mapamahal coz of the Airport cab na nagaabang right outside ng arrival area.
When I was waiting in queue sa regular cab, napansin ko on the other side na may bus na bago - just like the ones in Singapore. Naisip ko baka airport loop - same nung sa NAIA (from Pasay). And I thought, there must be a cheaper way employees commute to the airport. Di naman practical to take a cab everyday to and from. I asked friends pero nag cab na din ako pa-city. So ayun confirmed nga.

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Alabang to NAIA Terminal 3.

Coming from Cavite, Alabang ang madalas na way ko pa-airport. From Alabang nag Grab ako kasi may promo naman. Feeling ko nakatipid na ko (less Php 200)!
Few days after I came back, I found out na may Airport Loop pala sa Alabang -- that goes straight to Terminal 3 via Skyway! Haay.  Andun lang sya katabi ng pila ng mga bus pa-Lawton. Nadadaanan ko yun almost everyday. Why did I not see it sooner! Well oo nga pala, nakita ko lang sya nung nag start ako sa morning shift -- which was after I came back from Cebu.
I don't know how much the fare is. And if they only use Beep Card (which was not a problem for me coz I have one). Oh well. Now I know.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Sarah and My Question

Our lives is more than the travel, eat out, purchase, concerts, movie dates, and all other mundane entities we make it appear on social media. A reminder dismissed as often as it is heard, “Life is short”. What can we do to make the most of it, when often times we are just making ends meet?
But why am I asking? I just heard the passing of someone I knew from my younger years. Isn’t it ironic, how news of someone’s passing reminds us to live – Live fully?
Sarah - She was part of my past. We were not close. Not even then and I was dependent on her as I was moved to an unfamiliar place and she was supposed to be my guide. I did not learn much about her as she was quiet most of the time. I was a young stranger who couldn’t speak her language she had to look after. She probably didn’t like me.
A close friend of hers wrote about her on Facebook, and though very sad of Sarah's sudden passing, she wrote “Cheers to a life well-lived”.
I asked myself if people can say the same about how I live my life?
I've been to places but very few.  I did things, some I loved and gave me sense of accomplishment, some as much I try to refrain myself, regret. I heard artists play their songs. It was probably an experience they either cherished or took for granted. I've eaten a lot - especially those of the good ones. I got sick from eating. I gave. I asked for help. I befriended strangers. But I have also burned bridges. I have loved. I've had my heart broken.
More than the things I did and I can remember, my life is how I am remembered. Those moments between words. My quiet time pouring my heart out in my journal. If He suddenly take this gift of life, would my loved ones raise their glasses? 
Sarah, may you rest in peace. 

And you. Life is short. Live life to the fullest!

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Quick bisita to DLSU-D

Rotonda. Tambayan ng mga mahilig manlait. Chozz

Wala pa yung mini fountain dati. Tanda ko may event nun dito, tapos naka paa na lang kami nung friend ko. I forgot why nag paa kami.

Nagsayaw kami ng Yeye Bonel (?) and won!

 Calle Crisologo?

Anshunga ko, dapat between U and D ako nag pose!

PCH! Andito pinaka magagandang Biology students ;)

Kubo view. Wala na yung ERH

CIHM (?) 

Friday, March 03, 2017

Notebook Tindahan

I used to hoard notebooks, ticklers, notepads, and other paper products.  Hindi ko na ginagawa ngayon kasi natatambak lang sila. Anyway pag kinailangan ko ulet, meron pa din ako matatakbuhan.

The Paper Stone - Festival Mall Alabang

cover of the notebook I bought

The Landmark Makati

Of course Landmark offers much cheaper finds. So even if I already got one nung "perfect size" na hanap ko from The Paper Stone, bumili pa din ako sa Landmark a week or two after, since napadpad kami dun. I like the magaspang texture of the notebook from Landmark. Sana di masayang!

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Thursday, February 09, 2017


Until thenmischief managed.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Sa Wakas: A Pinoy Rock Musical

This is not a review of the show. Ikkwento ko lang how the experience was for me. I was going to say na unang musical play to na napanood ko, but there was one show I saw in college.
So I have this “30 Things..” na I think I mentioned in my previous post. Seeing a play was one of the items on my list. So I checked out clickthecity to see what’s coming up and glad to find this show.
I had no expectation. I didn’t read about it, other than what is on their official website.
I really thought we will be late for the show! Kumain pa kasi sa Manam in Greenbelt – side story – haay talagang ang kulet ko. Almost 2pm na at waiting to be seated pa din kami, nag abang talaga ako. Pero ayun thank you Grab Car and no traffic on a Sunday afternoon, umabot naman kami. Some people didn’t make it on time – kaya na-instorbo panonood namin sa lakad lakad while the show was running. I would be more upset if we got there sooner, pero ayaw ko umattitude, we were almost late nga rin.

As soon as the characters started singing, natuwa agad ako! Na-impress ako sa singing prowess nila. Duh! Musical – shempre magagaling sila kumanta. Siguro kasi yung mga kanta kanta lang sa TV and gigs ang napapanood ko. Iba pala talaga pag theater! Ang galing how they used the stage, the perfect timeg,m errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr- 0iuuuuu
~~ Sorry. Kitten typing on the keyboard.
I was saying – perfect timing ng lights sa bagsak ng kanta, yung delivery ng lines and punchlines. It must feel really good para sa artists, playwright, and director kapag naririnig nila yung reaction ng audience- every laughter, every “aww” of dismay whenever Lexi belittles Topper; the “whoa’s” and the “tsk tsk’s” at Topper’s actions and choices. I, of very little knowledge in theater, would say that is one of the things that makes a successful show – engaging your audience. And more than that, it is also about where the story took our feelings. How we can relate to the characters and their situation.
The music of Sugarfree was of course an advantage for the show; marami talaga puede hugutin sa lyrics. “Oh kay tagal din kitaang minahaaaalllllll…mamahaliiiiihiiiiinn..” Diba?more more hugot.  The songs were played live marvelously by an orchestra or a band? – not sure wha is the correct term –ilang piraso lang sila. But, may conductor, so I would say orchestra. There were a few“technical difficulties” but to a minimal.

The show was held at Power MAC Center Spotlight in Circuit Makati. Full house on a Sunday afternoon – yehey for Filipino arts scene! I read that all shows were sold out. Congratulations!  The play was fantastic! They had my undivided attention for 3 hours (with intermission). Thank you producers for bringing Sa Wakas back! It was a wonderful experience for me.

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