November 15, 2017

Unboxing Electrolux MobiOne Bagless Vaccum Cleaner

Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner, MobiOne, Vacuum Cleaner

Finally, I was able to share this one. It has been months since I have an update on my blog. Medyo busy due to heavy workloads. 

My old vacuum cleaner is still working but it seems not work that good especially on the car. Dust and pebbles are not removed totally. This made me decide to get a new one. I picked the Electrolux MobiOne Bagless Vacuum Cleaner.

Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner, MobiOne, Vacuum Cleaner

The sleek design looks elegant and lightweight. It has wheels making the user more comfortable while in use.

Compact Size
Electrolux MobiOne is small enough that can fit into small space.

Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner, MobiOne, Vacuum Cleaner

You don’t have to worry taking care of the cables before storing the unit after use. With just one push of the button, the cord will automatically wind inside the unit. Check the short video below.

The package contains two chrome metal tubes that can be used as an extension of the handle or can be used to clean hard to reach areas.

It has also an upholstery adapter that is ideal for cleaning couch and corners.

Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner, MobiOne, Vacuum Cleaner
With bush nozzle and combi-crevice nozzle, dusting off small areas like keyboards and other appliance is easy. 

In spite of MobiOne’s compact size, it is still powerful with a 1400W motor. It has great suction ability that it can easily collect all the pebbles inside the car. Also, the dust that seeped into the carpet can be easily removed. 


Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner, MobiOne, Vacuum Cleaner

Just remove the tub and put the trash in the garbage. To clean further, just remove the filter and wash with soap and water. Just be sure to dry it up before using to prevent electric shock.

Replaceable filter
Since it is bagless, it has a replaceable filter that is available in stores.

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Low noise
With 81 decibels produced noise,  the Electrolux MobiOne is quiet and not irritating to ears.

Here are the other features of Electrolux MobiOne Bagless Vacuum Cleaner.

Filtration: Bagless
Main Colour: Ebony Black
Filter: Micro Exhaust Filter
Cord Length: 50 cm
Weight: 3.2 kg (cleaner only)
Dust container Capacity: 1.2 L
Price: PhP 4,098.00 (at Abenson Appliance Store

Aside from carpets and couch, I tried using Electrolux MobiOne Vacuum Cleaner for dusting off window screens.

With Electrolux MobiOne Vacuum Cleaner, cleaning household will be easy as 1-2-3.

Disclaimer: This is not a paid post.
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September 30, 2017

Converse All Star: Legit or Counterfeit

I always wanted to own a pair of Converse All Star. After a long delay of owning one, I finally got one.

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This kind of shoes is one of the famous and common in town. This is also widely imitated. But how can you determine if the one you are buying is genuine or fake?

Here are some tips to determine if your Converse All Star is genuine or counterfeit.

Of course, this should come in a Converse packaging. Some have paper stuffing or tissues on it. Signs of being fresh is also noticeable compared to counterfeits.

Shoe Size Label and Tongue

Converse All Star, Original Converse, Converse, Chuck Taylor
Real ones have the “MADE IN” at the top of the label and a QR code on the bottom right part. 

Converse All Star, Original Converse, Converse, Chuck TaylorCheck also the stitches around the tongue. It should be even and not loose.

Chuck Taylor Patch

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A legit Chuck Talor has only one color, navy blue. An original has a stamp of a star and Chuck Taylor signature only. This should be printed clear and neat. The color must not smudge even faded. Items made before 2008 has a ® under the All Star logo whereas units manufactured after 2008 have not.

Toe Cap and Pinstripe

Converse All Star, Original Converse, Converse, Chuck Taylor

Converse All Star, Original Converse, Converse, Chuck Taylor
The rubber toe cap should be straight parallel to the bottom laces and must be made of solid rubber. The pinstripe printed on the edge of the sole should be crisp, smooth, and evenly printed.

Sole and Insole

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Converse All Star, Original Converse, Converse, Chuck Taylor
Dot on the sole
Original pairs have one small dot on one side of the sole. The insole of legit one has a “CONVERSE” that is plainly and sharply printed with hard space between each letter.

Heel Logo

Heel Logo
Genuine has an either “ALL STAR” (before 2008) or “CONVERSE ALL STAR” (After 2008) texts on the heel logo.

Price and Source
A pair of authentic Converse is normally sold worldwide between $50 to $100 and manufactures in either Indonesia, China, Taiwan, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Pakistan, or Malaysia.

Have you already checked if your pair is Genuine or Counterfeit?
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September 26, 2017

Movie Sharing: Gifted

Chris Evans starred this movie as Frank living with his niece portrayed by Mckenna Grace as Mary.

Mary does not want to go to school and just continue homeschooling with Frank but the later refuses since he already taught everything to Mary and he wanted Mary to experience socializing with others and gain friends.

Gifted, Movie, Gifted the Movie
Screenshot from the movie
At school, Mary got bored over the first grade Math with her teacher Bonnie (Jenny Slate). Bonnie started to give difficult arithmetic questions where Mary answers correctly. After the recess, Bonnie asked the principal to have a walk-in observation of Bonnie’s class. As soon as the principal entered the room, Mary asked her to call Frank because she wanted to go home.

After the class, Bonnie talked to Frank about the incident and told him that Mary is a gifted child. Frank simply replied that he taught Mary about Trachtenberg Method and walked away.

Gifted, Movie, Gifted the Movie
Screenshot from the movie
Bonnie do research about the said method and found out that Mary’s mom Diane was a Math genius and working for Millennium Prize problems on the Navier-Stokes Equation before she took her own life. Since then, Frank took the responsibility of caring Mary.

One day on a school bus, Mary saw a bullying incident. She stands up and breaks the nose of the senior student. The principal called Frank to the school and tells him that Mary can get a full ride at the school for the gifted nearby. Frank refuses the offer for he just wants Mary to have a normal childhood. The principal called Evelyn, Frank’s mother.

Evelyn was a rich, bossy Englishwoman who has opposite ideas with Frank. She soon appeared at Frank’s home and met Mary for the first time. She wanted to get Mary and bring her to Boston where Frank disagreed which lead to the court.

Gifted, Movie, Gifted the Movie, Chris Evans
Screenshot from the movie
In the series of court hearings, the conflict between Frank and Evelyn continue. They found out that Evelyn was disappointed with Diane for being weak in completing the Millenium Prize problem, Frank giving up his professorship at Boston University, and her husband disrupting her career.

Instead of accusing something, Frank simply insist that he wanted Mary to become a normal child, which can be forbidden if she will stay with Evelyn.

In the end, Evelyn wanted to put Mary under foster care near Frank’s house and make her go to school for the gifted. Frank agreed but suspected that Evelyn was still with Mary in the foster family’s home.

Gifted, Movie, Gifted the Movie, Chris Evans
Screenshot from the movie
Frank rushed to the house and throws a file in the table and tells Evelyn she must see it. Mary runs outside but she was caught by Frank and ask for forgiveness. Mary hugs him and asked not to leave her again.

Gifted, Movie, Gifted the Movie, Chris Evans
Screenshot from the movie
Evelyn was about to call the attorney but he stopped when she saw the file that it was the complete solution for the Navier-Stokes Equation. This was given to Frank by Diane and asked him to publish only after Evelyn dies. Frank told Evelyn that she can already publish it but will leave Mary alone or else, he will get it back and will stick with Diane’s instruction. In tears, Evelyn takes the deal.

At the end, Mary attended morning classes in the university and the elementary schools in the afternoon.

What I learned from the story is that however bright or genius they are, kids are still kids and they should experience being one. 

Have you seen this movie too?
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July 14, 2017

30-Day HIIT and Ab Challenge

Losing weight needs a lot of discipline. I managed to shed about 10 kilos in less than a year but it seems I am starting to gain back extra pounds again. Kaya nga ayaw ko na muna tumapak sa scale.

I felt getting heavier again since Lenten Season. Kain-tulog lang kasi ginawa sa Nueva Ecija. I need to get back on track. For now, Mommy and I are doing the Darebee's 30-Day HIIT Challenge.

This challenge does not need any equipment or weights or even hitting the gym to finish. We are currently on Day 10 of the challenge.

How do we manage to do these challenges? All we have to do is wake up early.

Since we have work from Monday to Saturday, we get up from bed at 4:30 am. Before we start, we prepare our food for breakfast and dinner. 
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Once we are waiting for the food to be cooked, we will start the routine. Most will only take about 3 minutes and so far the longest is 18.

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Aside from the HIIT Challenge, we also added the 30-Day Ab Challenge which focuses the belly area. It consists only of sit-ups, plank, and flutter kicks.

I will make an update after finishing the challenge.

What is your fitness routine?

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July 7, 2017

Electrical-Related Fire Safety at Home

From time to time, we hear from the news that there is a fire. The most common cause of such incident is due to electrical means. Left cell phone charger plugged, damaged electrical wirings, electrical overload to name a few.

How can we avoid electrical-related fire? Here are some things that we can do to avoid this untoward incident:

Electrical Devices
Turn off any electrical appliances like heaters, conditioners, and ovens when not in use especially if you are leaving your home.
Ensure that devices that generate heat must have proper spaces all around for proper ventilation.
Check regularly the wires, plugs, switches. Replace if found damaged.

Cords and Electrical Outlets
Never place cords or extension cords under carpet.
Fully unwind cords to avoid.
Do not overload electrical outlets by plugging too many plugs.
If found any sign of damage, replace immediately.

Use the proper lighting fixtures for each area at home. Using the wrong type can cause a fire. LED lights produce less heat than CFLs. Speaking of LED light, do you know when and how it was invented? Check it HERE and see how electricity including the discovery of LED light was.

Keep attention on dim, flickering or surging lights. This should be checked and replace immediately.
If heating of switches is observed, turn them off.

Aside from the above-mentioned, prevention is the best way to avoid electrical-related fire. Never attempt do-it-yourself electrical work for it will not only cause a fire but electrocution too.

Do you have any electrical safety tips too?
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July 5, 2017

Unboxing Creative SBS E2400 Speaker

This is another overdue post but I need to share this since I really love listening to music.

There are movies I downloaded with low audio even I put the TV’s volume at maximum. There are also movies that the volume suddenly increases especially the special effects.

As part of our “home beautification”, I finally got a speaker that will be connected to the TV to enjoy watching movies and TV series at home.

I got this Creative SBS E2400 Speaker System.
Creative Speaker, Home theater system, Creative SBS E2400, multi-media speaker
Source: Creative Asia
The box contains the main subwoofer, two satellite speaker, RCA connectivity to TV sets and DVD players, and a remote control.

The sub-woofer is made of a wooden cabinet for superb bass reproduction.

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Here are the other features of Creative SBS E2400 Multi-Purpose Home Entertainment System:

As Speaker Output
Connecting to TV is easy. All you need is a jack with 3.5mm ends. Connect it to the headset output of the TV while the other end is connected to the input of the main speaker. This can be also used for connection to portable players, smartphones, laptops, and tablets. This, perhaps, can be used with Guitar Center, kay guitars for better audio output.

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Satellite Speaker
It only took me time before I used the speaker connected to the TV since the connector included in the box is only for DVD players.

Remote Control

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Remote Control
Changing the music or volume can be done in just one click with the remote control.

USB Flash Drive Connectivity
The speaker has also USB slot where you can save music into a thumb drive and play.

Built-in FM Radio
Also, it has a built-in FM radio. However, I need to add an extension on the antenna or buy an indoor antenna since it doesn’t work well.

I got this from Electroworld for PhP2500.

This set is considered as entry-level multi-purpose home entertainment speaker system with a power output rating of 24 watts of raw audio but still let you pick on different multiple equalizers presets.

What speaker system do you have at home?
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June 30, 2017

Latest Car Safety Features Must Haves

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

If you have plans to buy a new car, it's safety must be on your top list. Good thing is that today's new cars are packed with safety features that help protect drivers and passengers as well as pedestrians. Now, what car safety features to look at when buying a new one?

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Here are the latest car safety features must haves you need to consider for your next vehicle.

Safety-belt Features

Seatbelt is one of the most importance piece of safety equipment. When a car crash happen, seat belts will keep you inside the car reducing the risk of colliding with the steering wheel, dashboard or windshield. Today seat belts has enhanced features to improve seat belt performance.

Seatbelt pretentioners retract the seat belt to remove excess slack during frontal impact. Adjustable upper belts allow you to change the position of the shoulder strap to adjust to a person's size making it more comfortable thus encouraging its use. There are car models that offer inflatable safety belts in the rear seat, which further reduce force of the belts on the back passengers during accident then spread the forces over a wide range. This is particularly useful with more vulnerable passengers like children and elderly.

LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) System

This is a must have especially for  family with children. Although all vehicles are now required to have the LATCH system to make car seat installation easier and more secure. This system has built-in lower anchors and top-tether attachment points that's designed to encourage the use of car seat for children.

Air Bag

Front air bags have been standard safety features on all new cars. Front air bags inflate to prevent passengers from hitting the dashboard, steering wheel and windshield. Side air bags on the other hand, reduce the risk that passengers will hit the  door or objects that crash through it. While airbags can saved lives, they may also cause potential injury or death if the passengers are not wearing seatbelts.

Lane Departure Warning Systems (LDW)

LDW systems alert you if you steer your car out of its lane without the turn signals activated. These systems use a camera or lasers to monitor lane markers.  If you leave your lane LDW may sound a chime, blink a dashboard telltale, and/or vibrate the steering wheel or seat.

Rearview Camera

Rearview camera is a tiny camera that is mounted on the back of the vehicle. It transmit an image to the dashboard or rear mirror to make it easier to see people or object behind you. 

Enhanced Visibility

This safety feature, offered by some luxury cars, is an infrared night vision that can alert the driver with the hindrances waiting beyond the reach of the headlights. There are also some cars with adaptive headlights that shift when turning to help you see around curves.

Antilock Brake System (ABS)

ABS prevents a vehicle's wheels from locking during panic breaking. This allows the driver to maintain greater steering control that may avoid a collision, but it does not guarantee the ability to avoid crash. There will still be possibility of losing control when driving at excessive speed. Proper use of ABS can provide the greatest safety benefit from the system.

Forward Collision Avoidance System

This is system is also called pre-crash warning system that is often combined with automatic braking. This warning system alerts the drivers, with visual or auditory signals, if they're about to run into something.

Reverse Backup Sensors

This safety equipment, with or without the use of camera, helps alert you if you are about the collide with something.

Sideview Assist

This is particularly helpful a car is on your blind spot. The sensors on teh rear bumper will alert you with a light in the side mirror or with a beep if you turn signal.

Parking Assist

Parking assist feature is helpful for those who hates parallel parking. This feature can detect the size of the parking space then guide you into the starting position and the computer will back the car into place without you touching the wheel.

Traction Control

Traction control systems, mainly found in four-wheel vehicle antilock brake systems, improve the vehicle stability. The system controls the amount the drive wheel can slip when excessive power is applied. It automatically adjusts the engine power output and/or applies braking force to selected wheels during acceleration. 

Electronic Stability Control

This electronic stability control technology helps correct a swerving vehicle by applying brakes on individual wheels thereby giving the drivers a chance to regain control.

Those are the latest car safety features must haves. If you plan to buy a new car, it's better to do some research first. You can check digital automotive classified sites like to compare car models, its safety features, prices and more. also has a large compilation of cars reviews that will help you decide with what cars to buy.

Always remember that these features are not substitute for safe, defensive driving. We must learn to drive safely  on the road and now the traffic rules. 

Drive safely!
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June 26, 2017

Soon on Netflix: The Defenders

Since I have a free Netflix Subscription bundled with my Globe DSL Broadband, I made use of it. There are lots of movies and TV series available for watching. Aside from these, there are also series that are exclusive to Netflix.

Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Marvel,

Currently, I am watching Marvel Series – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage.

I heard that coming this August 18, 2017, these four extraordinary individuals of New York will come together in a series – The Defenders. Their ultimate goal is to save New York City. Check the trailer below.

Before The Defenders airs, here is a short background about these four solitary figures that have burdened by their own personal challenges.

Played by Charlie Cox who played as Matthew Murdock, a blind lawyer by profession who owns a law firm with his friend Foggy. and a masked crime-fighter by night at Hell’s Kitchen New York. He developed his other senses in order to fight criminals.

Because of his attitude merciless against criminals, though he didn’t kill them, he was initially referred to as The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen. Until he took down Wilson Fisk, he became known as Daredevil.

Jessica Jones
This series features Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones. She works as a Private Investigator in Hell’s Kitchen New York City. Her personality is characterized as hot-tempered, sardonic and badass. She was trying to rebuild her personal life from tragedy after being influenced by Killgrave.

Driven by hatred, Jessica Jones fight demons inside and out using her extraordinary abilities.

Luke Cage
Portrayed by Mike Colter, Carl Lucas is a former policeman from Georgia who was convicted into Seagate Prison. During his imprisonment, he went into an experiment to save his life which ended to have extraordinary strength with unbreakable skin.

After his escape from prison, he went to Hell’s Kitchen New York and changed his name to Luke Cage. There he met Jessica Jones during an investigation.  He also found Jessica, under the influence of Kilgrave, was involved in his wife’s death.

He soon moved to Harlem to build a new life.

Iron First
Danny Rand, played by Finn Jones, is a Buddhist Millionaire monk and martial artist. He was considered dead for 15 years. He returned to New York City to recover his family's company from Harold Meachumand and his children Ward and Joy.

With his mastery of kung-fu and ability to have a fiery Iron Fist, he will fight against the criminal elements invading New York City.

If you are looking for the TV Series, check Netflix and there is the best deal here.

Are you waiting for the airing of The Defenders too?
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June 17, 2017

How to Get Rid of Spiders

One of the most common problems we encountered in our workplace is the presence of cobwebs on walls and even equipment. During audits, this has been always a concern of auditors.

At home, this can be also a serious problem in maintaining cleanliness.

But how can we get rid of the cobwebs or spiderwebs?

Simple cleaning activities can immediately remove the cobwebs or spider webs. However, there will be a high risk of recurrence. To completely get rid of spiderweb at home, getting rid of the source, the spiders, is the best solution.

Here few ways to get away from spiders.


There are pesticides against spiders that can be bought in the market. This will be used outside the house. Spray all possible entries of spiders like crevices on walls, windowsills, and others. But always remember that using pesticide is not to kill the spiders but to prevent from entering your home.

Essential oils

Spiders do not like the taste of essential oils. Mixing few drops of essential oil, like tea tree oil, with 2-3 tablespoons of the soap dish and warm water will be used as a natural solution for spiders. Spray the mixture in the place were spiders harbor.

Electronic repellant

Electronic repellents used to produce electromagnetic waves that repel spiders.

Pest Controllers or Exterminators

If spiders create serious infestation that either pesticides or electronic repellent could not afford to put spiders away, seeking professional help, like Insight Pest Solutions, is the best remedy to solve the problem.

Above all of the ways to stay away from spider infestation, maintaining the cleanliness of the house is the best way to get rid not only spiders but other insects as well.

Do you have any idea in getting rid of spiders?
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May 24, 2017

Feel like a Diva with Divatress

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

It is often said that women's crowning glory is their hair. There are lots of products in the market that helps maintain the beauty of that crowning glory.

What if you have just cut your hair and wanted to have a long one after few days? No need to worry. 

Before I continue, I think I am not the one that can give you the best advice but here’s what I saw on the net.

There is an e-commerce company that aside from selling wigs, offers a happy online shopping experience, fast delivery and excellent customer service - Divatress.

Divatress is a known online company that sells wig and other hair care products. They are offering different kinds of wigs from different brands like Vivica A. Fox Collection, Indi Remi, Sensationnel, Batik and much more.

The site offers different types of wigs like Remy hairs, Weaves, human hair lace front wig,, braids, ponytails, and others. See examples below.

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Lace Front Wig

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If you are a professional stylist, working mom, or even an amateur, you don't need to worry. There are customer reviews that can help you pick the right wig for you.

For more information about Divatress, visit their site or their social media pages:

Care to share your Divatress experience?
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April 26, 2017

Happy Times Three

Happyplus card

Do you gas up at Caltex? Are you a HappyPlus Card holder?

Caltex is giving three times points every time you gas up at for a minimum purchase of PhP500.

This promo is in celebration of the 3rd anniversary of Caltex-HappyPlus partnership.

This is open to all HappyPlus Card holders. The promo runs from March 01, 2017 to April 30, 2017. You still have few days to earn three times.

The three times points will be given to fuel purchases, gasoline, and diesel, thru cash, credit card, debit card, Starcard, and Starcash.

Earned points can be redeemed in participating stores of Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich and Red Ribbon. Just ask for an HP Transfer from the counter to get the points. Request for HP transfer should be made 48 hours after the transaction at Caltex.

What had we from these points?

Mommy and I  enjoyed our free dinner at Jollibee for several times.

Are you a HappyPlus Card holder too? 
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April 21, 2017

Facing the Impossible

Earlier, I told Mommy that I have this feeling of being overwhelmed with my work.

I have been handling the same department on most of our processing plant here in North  Luzon. The most recent is a rendering plant in Bataan and another plant will soon rise in Tarlac. Wheew!

I am already thinking how my weekly schedules are to cover all these plants in one week. Mommy told me that I must be grateful for these and I should never complain about my work.

Look to this as another opportunity rather than an additional task.

As I read today's reading in Our Daily Bread about facing the impossible, I got inspired.

I need not worry about what I will be facing in the future even if seems impossible to deal with.

HE will always find ways just put all your trust in HIM.

Nothing is impossible with the Lord!
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April 17, 2017

Our Week Long Vacation

Actually, it is not a long week since we officially started our vacation on Thursday. We spent it in our hometown.

Matthew was already there right since March because their school started their vacation earlier.

We still have worked on Wednesday. Mommy and I traveled right after our work.

The travel is smooth except for the traffic in some towns that are having prusisyon. Baliwag and San Ildefonso are just two of them that we need to take a detour just to stay away from the traffic.

We departed Sta. Maria, Bulacan at 6 PM and reached Nueva Ecija at 12 midnight. I felt sleepy already which make our travel three stop-overs to perk me up.

During our stay in our home town, I did several things that I missed.

Eating with bare hands is a must when you have these food served for breakfast or lunch.
I got an opportunity to cook pinapaitang baka too.

Tahong or mussels is definitely great.
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On Friday, there is "Stations of the Cross" along the main streets of our Alma Mater. We decided to wake up early to join the said activity. Unfortunately, Matthew is not feeling well.

We just take a stroll in one of the places I missed visiting - "Lingap Kalikasan Park" or once known as "Little Baguio". There are more trees now compared before making the place looks like a forest without wild animals.

Here are some photos:


We also make a short stop in CLSU Lagoon and feed the fishes.

And Rizal Park.

This is my favorite part of the vacation. Having a sleep of 6-8 hours without worrying about something is definitely great. A perfect time to recharge and prepare for the upcoming week. Just like what Mommy said in one of her posts. 

“It was a well-spent break from work. No swimming, no outing. But full rest and sleep, and quiet time with the family. Now we are recharged and ready for more work.”

And since Matthew is not feeling well, talagang pahinga.
By the way, here are other photos taken during our stroll in CLSU.  These pictures were framed using ASUS Selfie Phone.

CLSU Tower

"Chinese Temple"

Lingap Kalikasan Park

On our way home, we encounter series of traffic. At this point listening to upbeat music either new or old remixed by famous DJ's using special gadgets like dj controllers check it out at GuitarCenter is a nice way to ease the boredom.

Our travel time going back home is a bit shorter than previous.

How did you spend your week-long vacation?
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