December 26, 2013

Save on Your Electric Bill: Extreme Power Saver V3

It was on the news that our electric bill will increase this month due to increase in generation charge. Finally, last week, I received our Meralco Billing (November 16-December 15) and was surprised that our bill increases by about 500 pesos for a 10-kWh additional consumption. Mommy always reminds everyone at home to unplug any electrical appliances at home when not in use since it still consumes electricity. I know that this is not enough so we need to looks for other ways to save on our electricity consumption

One of our colleagues mentioned before that they are using a power corrector device to reduce not directly on the price to be paid but on the power consumption. Once the power consumption was reduced, the price follows. Wala naman kasi tayong magagawa pagdating sa presyo ng kuryente. According to him, even they used welding machine during their house renovation, their power consumption was not that high compared to the previous one.
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December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas to All!

"We consider Christmas as the encounter,
the great encounter,
the historical encounter,
the decisive encounter,
between God and mankind. 
He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice."
 - Pope Paul VI
Christmas Glitter Graphics, xmas scraps, comments, animate gif images
Photo Source

From Daddy Allan, Mommy Maye and Matthew, we wish you a Merry Christmas!
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December 19, 2013

Weight-Loss Using Hand Reflexology

Photo Source:  Swedish Massage and Indian Head Massage Therapy with Merve..
The year is nearing to its end and I am still 3kgs away from my target weight and instead of reducing the gap, it might increase due to holiday season. Still, I am glad because I shed about 2 kilos since I started hitting my goal last June. Minsan, medyo tinatamad kasi mag-exercise lalo na kapag weekends. LOL

Recently, I am searching ways or exercises while at the office to help facilitate weight-loss and I found something about reflexology that can also help achieving my goal just by stimulating some reflex points in our hands. This will only take 5 minutes every day and better if you can do this longer during breaks.
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December 17, 2013

Gloc-9’s “Sirena”, “Katulad ng Iba” and “Magda”

The first time I heard Gloc-9’s Sirena, naaliw kaagad ako. Then I heard that there are other nice songs by him. I think these where all original composition by him. The other two songs that I like were about “prostitute” (sorry for the term, I cannot find an nicer word for it) and the other one is about bullying.

“Sirena” (Feat. Ebe dancel) is a story of Jose who happened to be a gay since he was a kid. His father keeps on beating him because he cannot accept the truth about Jose’s sexual preference. But one night, even with difficulty to speak due to cancer, his father asked forgiveness for all the things he did to him.
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December 13, 2013

How to Make Black Background Using Photoscape

I posted an edited photo of Matt in the other blog which turned the background into black. Tet of Cute and Dainty asked me how I did it.  Here it is:

I used Photoscape software in all of my photoediting works. You can download it for free HERE.

After installation, just go to “Editor” option and select the photo you want to edit.
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December 11, 2013

Herbal Plants: Tawa-tawa (Asthma Weed)

When we heard of tawa-tawa, we often associate this plant to the deadly dengue carried by mosquitoes. However, studies showed that it really helps treating the said disease but not directly fighting the virus. Instead, it helps in promoting cell production and reduce platelet destruction.

asthma weed, bebefits of tawa-tawa, Euphorbia hirta, gatas-gatas, healing galing products, tawa-tawa, tawa-tawa tonic,
Tawa-tawa (Euphorbia hirta), others called this as “gatas-gatas”,
is a hairy herb or weed that can be easily found in grasslands and pathways.
It has a slender stem with several branches that can grow up to 2 feet long.
(Source: Hottest Issue Today)
One of the best seller Healing Galing products is the Tawa-Tawa Tonic sold 150 pesos for 100ml (You can check other products HERE). They recommend this not only for dengue patients but for all having problems in their blood like anaemia and leukaemia. Tawa-tawa tonic is made by extracting the active components thru the process of distillation. 

Don’t worry if you cannot avail the said tonic. You can prepare your own thru the process of decoction. For every 1 glass siksik of tawa-tawa plant (roots, stem and leaves) just add 3 glasses of water and bring to boil until it becomes like a tea. Drink this as replacement for water. But take note that tawa-tawa decoction can only be used within 24 hours after preparation unlike the distilled tonic that can last up to a year. After that, you must discard the remaining tonic since the active components were already turned into toxins that might give unpleasant results.

According to Dr. Edinell of Healing Galing, one way to determine that you are having blood problems is it will have a bitter taste but eventually turned tasteless like water after the problems has been fixed. This is true, I tried it.

Aside from improving the blood condition, here are some benefits of Tawa-tawa plant:

Antibacterial and antimicrobial – used to treat amoeba, dysentery, syphilis and some fungal infections.
Antiasthmatic – helps in breaking mucus and relaxes spasms. Some suggest to inhale the smoke of this in the form of cigarette.
Antidiuretic – This help in absorption of water and re-absorption of electrolytes thus keeping you hydrated all longer.
Anthelmintic – can be used as dewormer
Antihypertensive – It has a property that helps inhibition of angiotensin converting enzyme.
Sedative – Helps in treating anxiety
Anti-allergy – helps preventing the early and late stage of allergy due to the shikimic acid content.
Milk stimulant – can be used to stimulate production of breast milk.

Furthermore, studies showed that it contains several phytochemicals like sterols, alkaloids, tannins, quercetin, glycosides, triterpenoids, alkenes, phenolic acids, choline and shikimic acid.

Based on studies and some testimonials from users, tawa-tawa is really a good herbal medicine. However, just like any other herbal plants, it should be taken with necessary precaution. Overdose can lead to gastrointestinal reaction, nausea and vomiting.

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December 10, 2013

Projects: Lalaloopsy Crochet Hats

Source: Mom and Dad Crochet
I just want to share new design in made-to-order crochet hats in Momaye’s Shoppe – the Lalaloopsy Hat.

“Lalaloopsy is an American line of rag dolls from MGA Entertainment. They were originally released in 2010 as Bitty Buttons but the brand name was changed to Lalaloopsy shortly after launch. They were popular in the 2010 holiday season” (source: Wikipedia)

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December 5, 2013

Who Viewed You?

I am not a techie person nor a computer wizard but I love discovering tricks on computer as well as internet. Here is another that I recently discovered.

In Friendster (admit that you got an account there before. LOL), you can already identify who among  Friendster users viewed your profile. Unlike Facebook, there are no options on how to determine who are viewing or searching your profile. Here is the trick:
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December 3, 2013

Alma Mater's Christmas ID

If TV stations have their own Christmas Station IDs, our Alma Mater has also its own.  This is the first time I heard that our school has this kind of video. Kudos to the people behind this! Here it is:

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November 30, 2013

Movie Sharing: 3 Idiots

Photo Source: Ace Kaiser
The movie is all about 3 college students who first met in the prestigious school for engineers in India – Imperial College of Engineering. Ranchhoddas Chanchand starred by Amir Khan met two of his classmates Faran Qureshi and Raju Rastogi which became his best friends. Faran got an eye for photography but forced to take engineering because of his parent’s desire while Raju is a men who believes in many superstitions and lucky charms.
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November 28, 2013

Throwback Thursday: The Different Faces of Matthew

Looking back at Matt’s photos, I realized that he really looks different since he was born until now. Some say he keeps on being gwapo as he grows. Last night, I showed him these photos and he didn't recognized that this is him. He just say, "Cute ng baby Daddy o!"
Newly Born (June 2010)
1 month old (July 2010)
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November 27, 2013

Laptop E-Table

I got a new gadget accessory for laptop - the E-Table. Thanks to Mommy for letting have this one before getting stocks for Momaye's Shoppe.

Here it is:
It is light weight and compact which you can fold into half.
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November 25, 2013

Yayo of the Day

Last Thursday, we were informed that our remaining leave credits can only be used until the end of November or it will be forfeited. I still have one leave credit so I decided to use it last Saturday (Yes, we have work on Saturdays).

So what to do the whole day staying at home? As usual, kahit bakasyon, I must earn extra by crocheting. But what I am excited about this, it gave me extra bonding time with super kulit Matt by being “Yayo of the Day”! Yayo means male nanny.
Matt and I - taken using webcam while chatting with Mommy
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November 22, 2013

Human Heart Nature Bulacan Branch

Great news to all loyal Human©Nature users, members and dealers in Bulacan and nearby areas. Their Bulacan branch opens tomorrow, November 23, 2013. Exciting promos and freebies await customers, members, and dealers. 
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November 21, 2013

Gluta-C White Camp Gift Pack

Two months ago, I joined the Gluta-C White Camp Promo. I am not hoping to win since I know winners will be women. Hahaha.
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November 20, 2013

Who Says Only Women Can Do This?

Me doing crochet during lunch break
(Grabbed from Mommy's IG)
Many said that men and women nowadays are equal. There are jobs specifically for men are now being done by women. So why can’t I do the same things as women do? For instance, crocheting. I know that most will definitely laugh after seeing me doing crochet because many think that this is just for women only and it will lessen my masculinity. I beg to disagree, ika nga!
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November 18, 2013

How to Transfer Content of Your Blog to Another?

Mommy mentioned in one of her posts that we made a new blog to save from buying domains. Because of this, I had to say goodbye to two of my blogs – food and photography. 

One problem I encountered is how to transfer the content of my two blogs to the newly created Our Family Blog About… considering the number of posts I had. One way I thought is to transfer one-by-one using copy-paste method. I did this to my food blog and it took me two weeks to transfer all the contents. Not until I discovered that I can make a simpler way – export-import method. It took me less than 5 minutes to transfer all the contents of my photography blog. Here’s how:
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November 16, 2013

Typhoon Yolanda Fever

The disaster made by typhoon Yolanda puts our country in the world map again. Even foreign countries keep their eyes on the destruction made by the said natural calamity.

There are just some issues I observed with regard to this topic. Here are some:

The news or media focuses mostly on Tacloban area. I understand this one since this is the place severely hit by typhoon. However, there are other places that experienced the same problems. One is Capiz where I saw in Facebook.

Just like Mommy said in one of our conversation: “Kundi pa nagkaroon ng aksidente kahapon, hindi pa magkakaroon ng balita sa Manila.”, pertaining to the accident happened in EDSA-Magallanes the other day.
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November 13, 2013

Father and Son Photos

I just noticed that Matt and I had only few photos together. I think I had to accept the fact that once you had the cam on your hand, you will have a few chances of having caught by your own lens. Well, unless you always had your tripod with you wherever you go.

Here are just some photos of me and Matt:
Me and Matt during one of our saturday afternoon stroll 
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November 10, 2013

Early Seasons Holiday Sale

Grabbed from BGS FB Fan Page
Christmas is really in the corner and you can sense it already. One best thing, and I know most are really waiting during this season is buying gifts especially in places having sale. This year, Star Trend Apparels will held their Early Season Holiday Sale on November 14-17, 2013.

You can check the map HERE.
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November 9, 2013

Vanity Kit: Pure Strength Facial Scrub

Mommy won in one of Louise’s (of Mommy Practicality) Birthday Giveaway months ago. The prize includes Human©Nature Starter Kit wherein Pure Strength Facial Wash for men is one of the product in the kit as one of their best sellers. Upon using, I noticed that like other facial wash, it contains tiny scrubbers that help remove dirt and dead skin cells. It has also cooling sensation which gives a feeling of being refreshed after washing. When Mommy placed the next order, I asked her to include Pure Strength Facial Scrub and maybe next time shampoo and deo naman.
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November 6, 2013

“Sour”-graping Yantok

If you are looking for literally sour fruit, you better try this one – yantok fruit. Just by looking at the photo, nangangasim na ako.
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November 4, 2013

Matt is Away for the First Time (An Update)

Just like what I said in my previous post, we are really worried that Matt will be away from us for the first time. We kept on calling Mama and ask how Matt is doing. To our surprise, Mama and Papa told us “Hindi man lang kayo maalala. Hindi nga kayo hinahanap.” Maybe he is, but he looked for us but cannot express what he really means or he is just busy playing with his cousin Gwen who is really fond of him.
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October 31, 2013

Throw-Back-Thursday: First Days at Work

I started working in the laboratory exactly 10 years, 5 months and 19 days ago. One of our past times then is taking photos using film cameras. Here are some "na nahukay sa baul".

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October 30, 2013

Movies for the Halloween

October is about to end and one trademark of this month is the Halloween. During this time of year, horror-themed films is common in television. Ironically, I love watching such type of movies but I am really afraid to see in reality. Aside from watching Supernatural Series, here are some of horror films that really caught my interest.
Into the Mirror
It is a story about strange murder incidents in soon-to-open Dreampia Shopping Center.  Victims are found to be employees of the mall and have committed suicide in a gruesome and unusual ways.

Wu Young-min, an ex-police, is very doubtful about the findings of the authorities in the said incidents and made his own investigation and later on found the reason behind the killings in the said shopping center.
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October 29, 2013

Matt is Away for the First Time

Last night BIL told us that he will go home to Nueva Ecija this afternoon. We ask him if he can bring MIL, Matt, and Ate Dianne (his nanny) and we will just follow there on the 31st. He agreed with the plan so we texted Mama that Matt will be with them tonight. They are very happy to hear the news because they will be with Matt for longer time.

At first we are still having doubts and worries especially Mommy if we will continue with the plan since this is the first time he will be away from us for more than a day. I know parents, like us will have the same thinking and worries.
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October 26, 2013

Another Gift Check from AIP Surveys

Last Monday, I received another gift check worth 300 pesos from AIP Survey in exchange of my 3000 points.

Again if you want to participate in their surveys too, just leave your email address and I will send you invites. One trick to increase your points faster is by referring your friends too. You will receive 400 points after their first survey while your friends will receive 200 points too. For more details you can visit AIP's site HERE.
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October 25, 2013

Not So Yellow Breakfast

This post is a bit late since I need to fix my stuffs on my computer first before updating my blog.
Two weeks ago, during the holiday, Mommy asked me to cook our breakfast. After I prepared and placed them in the table, I noticed that all were yellow colored – omelette, fried rice and fried kamote.
The Yellow Breakfast
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October 24, 2013

Throw-Back-Thursday: Beach Time

Though PAG-ASA confirmed that the Amihan has already started, I noticed that the weather was still hot and feels like summer. Visiting a resort or beach is one way to feel refreshed. Here's a photo of me and my cousins during one of our beach time.
Mommy: Para ka naman tikling dito.

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October 23, 2013

Matt and the Red Cap

Just a short post. I found these photos while browsing the memory card of my camera searching for the photos that might still there and will be posted on my photoblog. I got this one instead:

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October 19, 2013

Acer eRecovery Management

The other day, I was about to update my blog when suddenly I cannot connect to any wireless networks - hone and office,  which made me decide to conduct system restore but is doesn’t continue so I cancelled. Unfortuantely, upon cancellation, the entire system seem to crash. When I tried to restart my computer, it did not continue booting and the operating system likely to crash too.

Until the following day, I made some research at the office on how to restore the operating system without using installation disk (my netbook don’t have any CD driver). Until I found about the Acer eRecovery Management –this will allow you to reinstall Operating system on Acer laptops and netbooks without using any installation disk because the OS is already pre-installed in the computer.
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October 14, 2013

Annual Physical Exam Results

As part of the benefits of the health card provided to us is the annual physical exam. Though it only covers chest x-ray, CBC, urine and fecal analysis, it is already better than nothing. Next year, I might request for a blood chemistry test to determine the condition of my blood cholesterol, uric acid, blood sugar and others.

Thank God the results of all the test is within the normal limit except for the blood pressure - which happens to fluctuate a bit. On the first day, I got 110/80 while on the following day it hit the 130/90 mark. I think there is something wrong on the 2nd day because the test was done without having any rest first but this serves as a warning for me.
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October 13, 2013

Family Day Sunday: Matt is Sick

Photo via Mommy's Instagram
In my last post on Family Day Sunday, I mentioned that we go to SM Marilao to renew my Advantage Card but we cancelled this because Matt got a fever Saturday night. His body temperature went as high as 39.8. As a mother, Mommy didn't sleep that much and keeps on taking care and monitoring of our angel.

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October 10, 2013

Throw-Back-Thursday: Sleeping Beauty

I love taking photos of my colleagues while they are into their sleeps. I am also a victim of this too. Sabi nga nila, maka-Karma ka din.
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October 8, 2013

Caltex Jollibee Treats

Caltex-Jollibee Instant Promo
Photo Source: Caltex Philippines
I was already prepared for work yesterday when Mommy told me that she will file a leave to further observe Matt. Without a second thought, I decided to go on leave too and just informed our admin that I will not be around.

While Matt was still on his sleep, mommy started the day with her exercise while I do mine too. Sigurado kapag nagising ang bulilit, we will never have a chance to do it. Hehehe. Good thing that Matt’s recovery got better and better.
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October 7, 2013

Supernatural TV Series

Photo Source: Fanpop
I am not aware of this series until one of our OJTs shared a copy of his collection from season 1 to 8 in exchange of my 3-seasons collection of “The Walking Dead”.

This series is starred by Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester and Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester that played as brothers which hunt demons, ghosts, monsters and other supernatural beings in the world.
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October 6, 2013

Family Day Sunday: Nothing Unusual

It's Sunday once again and time really flies so fast.

Last Sunday, there is no something unusual to us except that Mama and the new yaya of Matt have arrived at home. Thanks to BIL by the way for fetching them at Plaridel.

Before heading to the church for the mass, I started the day with my morning routine – sit-ups, push-ups and lifting weights. By the way, Mommy is also lifting weights (oops no photos for that. LOL). While Mommy cooks our breakfast, I made some cleaning task to Scarlet or rather referred as  "McQueen" by Matt.
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October 5, 2013

Ang Batang Palusot

Friday night, Matt was so kulit so when they went upstairs, I told him not to watch TV and have a sleep already. After few hours I went back and still Matt is wide awake. Then he sat beside me telling something.

Matt: Nuod ako TV. Got to Believe. Saka nuod ako tablet. McQueen. (I watched Got to Believe on TV then I watched McQueen on tablet)
Me: (with a serious voice) Di ba sabi ko sa’yo hindi ka na manunuood ng TV? Bakit ka nanuod? Makulit ka yata ah? (Haven’t I told you not to watch TV? Why you still do that?)
Mommy: Di ba sabi ko sayo wag ka maingay? Manunuod ka pero wag mo sasabihin sa Daddy mo. Bakit mo sinabi? (Haven’t I told you to keep quiet and don’t tell Daddy that you watched TV?)
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September 29, 2013

Family Day Sunday: General Cleaning

It was raining Sunday last week. Thinking of what to do during this kind of weather in a weekend? Well, we ended up with a general cleaning at home. Masyado na kasi maraming kalat. Hehehe.

Our Litte Helper
Source: Momaye's Diary
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September 28, 2013

Paparapapa...Love Ko 'To

The other day, our little angel doesn't want us to leave for work. As usual, bolahan na naman.

Me: Lika dito. Anu gustong pasalubong? (Come here. What pasalubong do you want?)
Matt: Ice cream.
Me: Sige, papasok na kami ni Mommy at bibili kami mamaya ng ice cream. (Okay, Mommy and I will go to work and will buy ice cream afterwards.)

Then, he simply gets his stool, step on it as he watches us leave while waving and giving his famous flying kiss. It is really sad to look at your kids watching you while leaving for work.
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September 21, 2013

"Moobs" Like Jagger (Part 2)

As I promised in my last post about “moobs”, here are some exercise that will help removing those extra fat in the chest area.

Running or skipping. Do this 3-5 times a week with at least 20-30 minutes each session. This is one of the most effective yet inexpensive exercises you can perform. One of the problem is how are you going to perform this is it is raining outside? Why not shift to skipping rope? So there are no more reasons for excuses that you cannot perform this simple cardio exercise.

Chest Strengthening. Adding this will help your build muscles and increase your metabolism thus, helping burn more fats. If you don’t have much time, you can do this every other day. Some chest strengthening exercises are:
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September 20, 2013

Matt and His New Buddy

Yes, Matt has his new buddy at home – my BIL. He stays at home for now since his work is just near our area.

Every afternoon they go out and have a quick tour around the subdivision. When they returned home Matt tells us where they go and what they do. 

“Sakay kami car Tito Jay-ar. Kain kami siomai. Eh, tapos bili ako C2.” 

Yes they love eating siomai and Matt eats the same number of siomai as his Tito.
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September 13, 2013

Projects: Crochet Minion Hat and Booties

Last time, I shared one of the projects I made for Momaye's Shoppe - Minion hat with ear flap. After a week, another placed an order of Minion hat but this time with pair of booties.

Minion Hat and Botoies Set
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September 12, 2013

EDSA Traffic Experience

Photo Source: GMA News
The other day, I saw in the news how heavy the traffic in EDSA was. Even celebrities like Kris Aquino and Manny Pacquiao opted to take MRT just to be on time with their appointments. I told Mommy, Buti na nalang at nung monday tayo nagpunta ng Laguna. Kundi, sigurado hating gabi na tayo makakarating. 

"Buti na lang at coding din ako ng tuesday.", I replied.
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September 8, 2013

Be Responsible Drinker, A Chemist Dad's Experience

I just noticed that the age of youth engaged in drinking alcohols is getting younger. I am not against with it but I am just worried that I might experience this with my son. I admit that I started drinking occasionally when I was in late college year.

Though Papa can be considered regular drinker (As in araw-araw nakainom talaga!), he didn't influenced me nor invited me to have a drink with him, that was before. My peers are the ones who had let me taste the first alcohol I ever had.

I am not saying that Papa is not a good example for me but I thanked him for letting me know how to be a responsible drinker in a different way. Parang “reverse psychology” sabi nga.

Why I was not influenced by Papa? Here are the two main reasons that I think will answer this question.

I know how hard it is to be drunk. Not in the sense that I experience it before but I always observed from Papa and other older relatives. Pero minsan talagang nalalasing din ako. Di ba Mommy? I can really say how difficult to be drunk kasi na-experience ko na.
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September 7, 2013

Christmas is in the Air

Lanterns sold on roadside in Sta. Maria, Bulacan
They say that our country celebrates Christmas the longest than any country in the world. As soon as the “ber” months started (September), signs that holiday season is just around the corner can be observed. Here are some signs that I already observed as soon as the “ber” months started.
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September 6, 2013

Cravings for Balot and Penoy

Stall in "Balutan", Sta. Maria, Bulacan
Last Wednesday, I suddenly crave for penoy and balot so I bought in one of known place that sell it. However, it was still raw and needs to be cooked in boiling water with a bit of salt for 30 minutes. This place is even known to be called as “Balutan” rather than the name of the barangay.
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September 3, 2013

Family Day Sunday: Lots of Foods

Last Sunday, after attending the mass with my MIL and SIL, we headed to the market. I separated from them since I need to buy some veggies and fish for our week’s menu while Mommy and others went to tiange to buy clothes. After few hours, we met on a specific place.

Mommy and SIL throw jokes to MIL that she will treat us at KFC for our lunch. She immediately replied “YES” so we proceed to Waltermart (Sta. Maria, Bulacan) since the nearest KFC is in that place. We ordered regular Bucket Meal with additional brownies. We saved almost 80 pesos for using my MIL’s senior citizen ID. Before heading home, we parked at McDonalds to have sundae as our dessert. (Sorry, I did have any photos for the two stop-overs. Gutom na kasi. hehehe)
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September 2, 2013

Lanzones and Rambutan

Mommy: “Kuripot ka kasi kaya ngayon ka lang nakatikim. Hahaha”
It has been months since I saw stalls in the market selling lanzones and rambutan but they are bit expensive (lanzones-160 per kilo and rambutan-80 pesos per kilo). 

Finally, yesterday, I was able to buy it in the market. Vendors in karitons sell them at 30 and 60 pesos per kilo of rambutan and lanzones, respectively. I did not think twice in buying, but of course, kailangan muna tikman bago bumili. LOL. The rambutans are bit smaller than the usual while the lanzones are already lagas with a bit dark spots on its peel but both still taste good. Now, my cravings for these two fruits were already satisfied.

By the way, I also got two tumpok of dalandan for only 20 pesos.
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August 30, 2013

Phototheme Challenge

It took months before I decided to start posting again on My Captured Moments. Just like Mommy’s suggestion, I must have daily themes to give myself challenge and to keep my momentum in taking photos. 

She even told me: “Buti pa nung digicam lang ang gamit mo ang sipag mong kumuha ng mga photo. Ngayong may DSLR ka na parang naging tamad ka.”  

She got a point but I got my excuse: “Di naman tinatamad, wala lang kasi ako masyadong makita na  magandang subjects.” (Lulusot ba? LOL)
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August 29, 2013

Throw-Back-Thursday: Daddy Kalbo

Last week, I posted Matt with kalbo haircut. Papahuli ba ang Daddy? Hehehe.

I, together with two of my classmates, decided to have a semikal (semi-kalbo: a bit longer than skin head) right after graduation. This is not to feel fresh for the summer but a way of celebration after years of struggling college life (sounds weird? Pero totoo.). This is the first time I had this kind of haircut. This time it is not Papa who get mad on my hair but Mama.
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August 28, 2013

Matt in Farmville

One nice thing living in the province is that you can grow and harvest your own veggies especially during rainy season.

At first, Matt was hesitant to pick because he thought it was huge worm, but when Papa told him that it was sitaw (string beans), he started picking on his own.
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August 27, 2013

Cooking with Pork Innards

I just want to share some recipes that I used to cook using pork innards – lungs, heart, kidney and other internal organs. Some found this 
Bopis consists mainly of lungs chopped into small bits added with achuete or annatto as coloring and chili for added spice. Others include heart, pancreas, kidney as well as the intestines. Also, radish can be added as an extender. Some paired this with alcoholic drinks.
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August 26, 2013

Captured Moments: Mother and Child

This shot was taken early morning yesterday during our visit at Nueva Ecija. I got hard time taking this shot since Matt is so likot making this a sort of stolen shot.

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August 24, 2013

Crochet and Coffee

The other night, I need to finish 2 pairs of crochet sandals for Momaye’s Shoppe. I know it will spend me until midnight to finish it so I need something to wake me up. Instead of the traditional hot coffee, I tried the new Nescafe Frappe, which can be enjoyed as cold coffee.
My things
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August 23, 2013

Projects: Crochet Minion Hat

I don't have any idea about Minions (napag-iiwanan na ng mga trending ngayon. LOL) but Mommy got a crochet hat order in Momaye's Shoppe. At first I thought it was for girls only since it will be made out of yellow yarn but when I finished and Matt tried to fit the hat, it can be for boys too. Here he is wearing the Minion hat:
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August 19, 2013

Simple Way to Retrieve "Missing" Files in Thumb Drive

Last week, I used Mommy’s USB Stick to one of our computers in the production. I was warned by the owner of the computer that there is a virus in that PC. I ignored precaution given to me since my computer has its own antivirus.

Upon inserting the USB stick, a shortcut file was created and all the files where transferred to it. When I returned the device to Mommy, she was surprised that she cannot find all her files saved on the device. She immediately scanned and found 4 different “worms”. Upon cleaning, no file was found but when you checked for the properties of the device, it shows that there is used space which means the files were still there but hidden. She started freaking already since all of the crochet patterns were there and she doesn’t have any back-up files.

I tried to search the net and found solution on how to recover the files hidden by the virus. Here are the steps:

1. Open the command prompt window (Start Menu>Programs>accessories>command prompt).

2. Find the letter that corresponds to your USB stick. You can easily find this in the My computer folder.

3. In the command prompt, type the letter that corresponds to your USB Stick followed by colon (eg, D: ) and hit enter.

4. Then type in attrib –s –h /s /d *.*
Command Prompt

5. Now go to your USB stick folder and you will find file folder.
USB Content After performing the task in Command Prompt

6. Open this and you will find the current files in your USB stick.
Content of the File Folder

For a safer move, I cut first all the file and put them in a new folder (Desktop) before reformatting the USB stick. This is just an optional though.

Care to share some of your tips on how to retrieve missing files from an infected USB stick?

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August 17, 2013

Another Dad's Confession

Last Thursday, since it was holiday here in Bulacan, we decided to visit SM City Marilao to pay our water bill and unwind. However, it ended into something that is not expected.

We are on a computer shop looking for a desktop. Matt was hyperactive by then and just wants to run and run. He doesn't want to be carried and started to scream when we did it.

Then we decided to go down on the ground level using escalator. Mommy used to carry Matt downwards but he refuses and wants to do it by himself. She also asked him to hold her hands to guide him but again, he declined. I was already at the ground level waiting for them when Mommy asked me to go upstairs again and Matt was crying and screaming which makes all passers-by looking at him.

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August 16, 2013

"Moobs Like Jagger"

(Photo Source: AllExperts)
I am guilty or say conscious about this excess fat on my chest which make it looks like a boobs (medyo lang naman). I want to remove it but Mommy told me, "Yan nga nga ang asset mo e."

What?! An asset for a man?! LOL.

Such condition is medically known as gynecomastia and often referred to as “manboobs” or “moobs”. Other causes of this is excessive intake of alcohol, use of drugs like anabolic steroids, results from certain disease, congenital or even the dramatic weight loss can result to this one due to sagging of skin.

I read several steps to reduce or eliminate those “moobs” like those listed below.
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August 15, 2013

Throw-Back-Thursday: Matt - The Shaolin Kid

When Matt turned 1, Mommy and I decided to make "kalbo" as his first haircut. Many said that this will help his hair grow thicker. Here he is after his first haircut:
"The Shaolin Kid"
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August 13, 2013

August Holidays

Photo Source: Free Arts and Crafts for Children
August is one of the months that we are waiting every year. Aside from it was the last month before the so-called "ber" months, we are also looking forward on the holidays in this month. Aside from the nationwide holidays like Ninoy Aquino Day on the 21st and National Heroes Day every last monday of the month, two
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August 10, 2013

Saturday Afternoon Snack

Just a short post sharing what we had for our Saturday afternoon snack.

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August 8, 2013

Throw-Back-Thrusday: Girls in Uniform

Just want to share our senior class photo. Look closely on the girls. Aside from their uniform, what else they have in common?


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