July 25, 2014

Bob Ong’s ABNKKBSNPLAko The Movie

I knew Bob Ong by receiving text quotations from friends. This made me curious who he is? When I got a job, is one of my goals, to buy a book of him. The first book I bought is ABNKKBSNPLAko or more known as the Green Book. After reading that it, I got interested other books. The only one I haven’t read is the latest entitled “Lumayo Ka Nga sa Akin”.

ABNKKBSNPLAko Movie poster (Photo Source)
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July 22, 2014

Wishlist: Graduation Ring

Source: urban bohemian
Way back in college, one of my professors is offering her co-teachers a customized college ring. I also check the price and since then, it was my dream to own one after I got work and started earning for my own. However, after 11 years of working, I still haven’t got mine.
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July 21, 2014

Acquire Documents thru NSOHelpline

Last week, I need to get a copy of our marriage certificate from NSO. Though I can get it from the nearest releasing office, which is NSO-East Avenue QC, I need to go there twice. First is to request, second is to pick up the requested document. Because of this, I opt to get it thru online. It is easy as 1-2-3 but you need to pay extra for the . In 2-3 working days, it will be delivered at your doorstep.

Here are the step in getting your documents online:
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July 18, 2014

Like Father, Like Son: Laptop and Crochet

Matt got interested in his educational computer toy (purchased by Mommy from Lazada) again.

Before we left home for work one morning, he reminded me: “Daddy, yung battery ng laptop ko ha?”. When we arrived home from work, he excitedly asked: “Daddy, yung battery ng laptop ko, nasan na?” while searching it from my bag.

Happily, he asked me to install immediately in his laptop. At first it didn’t work since one of the springs is already corroded due to the leak from the old battery that was not removed few months ago. I just scratched the spring and voila! His laptop works again.
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July 16, 2014

Fuel for Chow

On our trip to Nueva Ecija last weekend, I noticed tarpaulins in Caltex stations that you can get free Chowking meals in three easy steps: 
Source: Caltex Philippines

Aside from earning Happy Plus points everytime I refill Scarlet’s tank, I can also have free meals for every required amount of fuel. I can consume the required amount for less than two weeks. This means that I can get lots of free items for the entire promo duration. A very nice way to treat everyone.
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July 11, 2014

Hand Mixer Review

3D 4-Speed Hand Mixer 

Just what I mentioned in my Father's Day Gift post, my new adventures will not be that complete for an oven alone. Mabisyo na masyado.  And to complete the package, Mommy allowed me to have this hand mixer.

The package includes two stainless steel interchangeable beaters ideal for whipping, stirring, mixing and beating. 
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July 7, 2014

Change Oil = Car Freshener

One of the most important car care routine is the change oil and I had mine last Friday.

I was asked the technician to use engine oil that will be changed after hitting another 5000 kilometers in the odometer but the technician offered me to use the one for 7000 km to avail of the free car freshener. Without second thought, I agreed and here’s what I got:
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July 4, 2014

Matt’s Funny Faces and Lines

Whenever I took photos at home – dishes, MTOs and others, Matt will immediately approach me and say: “Daddy ako naman picturan mo.” To please him, I will divert the glass to him and take few shots but he will never look at the lens and make a nice pose. Instead he will do wacky faces or sometimes look in different direction. Kanino kaya nagmana? I will post a throwback photos next week as a proof.

Here are some of his wacky photos:
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July 3, 2014

Early Retirement Plans

We are already on our 30s. As early as now, there are times that we are planning our early retirement. If God permits, we are planning to take a rest from work at the age of 40. At this age, we can have a longer time to rest and enjoy life rather than consuming most of your entire years working.

But the main concern is: “What will be our source of income?” There are still bills to pay. Aside from that, Matt is still in school and needs ample amount for his tuition fees and other expenses.

Here are some solutions I had in mind:
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July 2, 2014

Imarflex 3-in-1 Convection and Rotisserie Oven Review

As promised, here is my review for the Father’s day gift and long-wished oven.

When I saw this oven in the appliance center, I told Mommy that we are going to get this one. Why? The stainless steel design or casing is very nice and elegant for a price bit higher compared to the one I saw in the internet.

Imarflex Oven with stainless steel exterior

The oven is very spacious having a 30-liter capacity. You can place two layers of pan at the same time. Also, you can roast whole chicken. Haven't tried though.

You can position the trays at different levels

The temperature setting ranges from 100-250ºC. However, the dial doesn't have enough graduation for setting the temperature. For example, I am using 175 ºC, I will just place the dial in the middle of 150 and 200 and you are not sure if you are hitting the correct setting.

With the dial-type function selector, you can choose what heating rod will work, top, bottom or both. The heating rod automatically shuts off upon reaching the desired temperature. There is also an option for the blower to convert the unit into a convection oven (ideal for baking) or turbo broiler (for roasting). Speaking of roasting, there is a rotisserie function. Skewer is included in the package.

It has a self timer where you can set up to 60-minutes and has a signal once cooking time set is finished.

Dial-type selector for temperature, function and timer

With a tampered clear glass door and interior lighting, you can check while baking without opening the unit.

Cleaning is not a problem. It has a removable crumble pan (the lowest tray in the photo below) that catches drippings and other materials that might spills while cooking or baking. Wiping any dirt inside is easy since the interior cavity is coated with crystalline Teflex.

Brand: Imarflex
Model: IT-300CRS
Capacity: 30L
Price: 4995PhP

Next to review is the Hand Mixer.

Tip from the salesperson: Do not force to turn the timer back to zero when baking is already done. Just turn the selector "OFF", unplug the unit and just let the timer run. This is the common cause of timer dial breakdown.
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