Friday, October 21, 2016
Less than 100 days and it’s Christmas. Homes, offices, establishments, malls, etc. are getting ready with their grandest decorations that they can think of to show this season. Christmas songs fill the air, some are singing their heart out along side with the best instruments of danelectro 12 string. This is the season to be festive, colorful, fun and full of love and appreciation in our hearts, it's the joyous season to celebrate our Saviour’s birth.
My hometown Zamboanga showcases one of the brightest Christmas decorations. The classic city hall holds thousands of lights and beautifully lit at night. Hah! I’ll be traveling to my hometown next week, I hope the lights are already set up. I miss my hometown and hope to visit during the Christmas.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
After the Venetian Moments at Grand Venice Canal, the three of us headed to Divisoria. Aside from getting the stainless jewelries from my supplier, hubby went for something we can get for our kids, while Jef also went on his way to find the items he been looking for. We thought of getting a toy guitar from the guitars center if any, but unfortunately we found none. Nevertheless, we’re still able to buy something, wooden toys to be to sell online.
Landed at NAIA Terminal 3 at 11:45PM from Cagayan de Oro, the 3 of us went directly to booked dormitory in Quezon City. Still, thinking we’re to spend our whole day the following day.
The next day, with the trip to the beach cancelled, the three of us decided to spend our whole day in the Metro Manila. Jef wanted to shop at Divisoria, while Jessie and I were waiting for feedback as to where to get the auto parts in Banawe. Since, it’s too early to do both we decided to visit the newest picture perfect destination in Metro Manila.
Getting to Venice Grand Canal Mall, into McKinley Hills is pretty much easier, thanks to the detailed directions in the internet. As much as we wanted to take the easy ride by “taxi”, we opted to take the cheapest public transport, the MRT + the jeepney.
We strolled our way to the nearest MRT station, the Quezon Avenue Station after a quick breakfast at the Seven Eleven (easiest and cheapest place to find something clean and decent to eat). Way back, MRT is the best transport when you want to go places quickly, but this time around, we waited for 30 minutes before the lady guards allowed us to go inside, and waited another 10 minutes for the first train to arrive which unfortunately was fully loaded, we waited and waited and the area became crowdeswith so many commuters, good thing an empty train came was sent to our station, and all of us currently in the area were able to get in.
We disembarked at the Guadalupe Station and rode a jeepney enroute to AFP Housing. Not really sure we’re going to, I switched “on’ the GPS tracking our location at the same time looking for pokestop to gather pokeballs. J
The Venice Grand Canal Mall is easy to find, all you have to do is follow the alleys and read signs, 2 hours after our very long travel, we arrived at the entrance of the mall that’s due to open in 10 minutes (11AM). The sun was pretty harsh, but still we positioned ourselves anywhere possible, trying to get the best photographs. Though I haven’t been to Venice or in Macau, I believe this place is stunning just like the original.
There are gondolas too, but there were all parked under the bridge, I think the gondola rides are open at night, not really sure.
It was a good decision, to visit the place before heading for a cheap shopping spree in Divisoria, it felt like we’re in a romantic setting. I even posted this photo in my instagram, and some even thought that we actually went to the real place. Cool to daydream!
Lunch? Nah, the restaurants in the area are quite expensive and we don’t have the budget for an expensive food tripping. J
So if you are in the Metro, take time to visit the Venice Grand Canal in Taguig.
Who loves Folk Music? Though, I am not that musically inclined, but I love to hear some. I love to hear the folk songs of our native land that runs in our blood way back from the 19th century. Produced from ordinary to unique musical intruments that I have not known, including also the distinctive sounds from irish tin whistle. Folk songs are usually heard during small community gatherings and are passed down orally from one individual to another.
Monday, September 5, 2016
The time has finally come, that we have to fly to the Metro and enjoy the promo air fare that we have booked months earlier.
I contacted Bakasyonista a travel agency and booked for a special tour to Anawangin Cove in San Antonio, Zambales. We have a lot of beautiful beaches in Mindanao but we wanted to try and see for ourselves the known travel destination facing the South China Sea. With booking deposit paid + all the research I have done, gathering all information we needed to know, we’re basically all set. However, 5 days before the much awaited trip, the travel agency called us that Anawangin Cove is not fit to visit until the weekend, due to big waves in the area per coast guard advisory. Huh! Bad luck!
We have no choice but to look for another alternative and booked ourselves to the Fortune Island Day Tour in Nasugbu, Batangas. I did all the research as well as to how to get there, and we’re pretty much excited to see the Ancient looking Greek style structure on the island. But luck was really not on our side, because a day before our trip the travel agency contacted us again and told us that the island will be closed on that particular weekend due to bad weather again. What! Heartbroken!
The much awaited trips were really not meant to be. We decided to refund our initial payment, since the reason was due to bad weather and it was the agency that cancelled the trips. Bakasyonista was indeed very accommodating and wired the payment to my bank account a few days later. I do hope to be able to avail their services in the future. And this time I’ll make sure to schedule trips during summer, when the weather in the Philippines is very ideal for beach tripping.
Monday, June 13, 2016
One of the playhouses that I brought my kids to have a drum set for children to play pretend that they are drummer, or musician. It’s actually a great idea to engage the kids to musical instruments as early as possible. That way we can determine if the kid has an inclination to music.
|photo not mine|
One of the music instruments that I am eyeing to buy for my kids is a cocktail drum set. But since they are still kids, I’ll settle for a kiddie drum set for toddlers for now. Who knows in the future, they will become great drummers or musicians.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
The first smartphone that I had was an android. From then on, I consider myself as a loyal android user. I may have switched phones a couple of times, but have never considered shifting to other with different operating system. I just love android, the simplicity, the usability.
Now I am in search of a smartphone, a new smartphone that is different from what I have now. A smartphone that will make me appreciate an all-in one technology. Huawei Nexus 6p leads among the bunch of smartphones in the market today that I have searched on in terms of the following;
Iconic Hardware Design
Built with full metal uni-body using an anodized aluminium, thus improving wear resistance and prevents body color fading. Designed and molded with 3D curved glass and diamond chamfers, giving it an elegant and stylish feel.
Huawei Nexus 6p is equipped with Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor for an innovative mobile experience. Imagine streaming a 4K Ultra HD video or downloading with a download speed of up to 450Mbps, wow that is truly something! This powerful technology is paired with Android 6.0 Marshmallow for fresher and faster-than-ever performance made to handle today’s tough mobile usage.
Longer Battery Life
Of course, with that power specification, it definitely needs a battery to compensate them all. Thus, Huawei Nexus 6p comes with 3450mAh battery, one of the largest today, for a long and great battery life. And here’s more, worry not, because when the battery went dead, it only takes 10 minutes of charging for you to be able to use it again, the benefit of fast charging capability brought by the USB Type C port.
Best Google Experience
I am a person that uses Google a lot. In fact, I simply can’t live without it. Knowing how Huawei Nexus 6p teamed up with Google, I think I found the best mobile phone I ever wanted. Google Search for research, YouTube for video streaming, Google Play to download children’s apps for the kids, Google Maps to take me to places I’ve never been, and of course Gmail to check my personal and work related emails anytime, anywhere.
The best feature for me is the powerful camera that can capture more light. Most of the android mobiles that I have tried really suck when it comes to the camera capture during low-light. It usually gives dark and grainy results, just disappointing. But with Nexus 6p, it step up to 1/2.3-inch 12.3MP image sensor (rear camera) resulting to 1.55micron pixels, thus, allowing it to collect more lights to produce superb picture quality.
Wow, with that camera, I have no worry everytime I go on personal or business travels. I only have to take this 178g gadget with me, snaps and memories will definitely be recorded.