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3 Major Benefits of Reading

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Per, my husband has a huge collection of books. He has been encouraging me to start reading again. Like he always say, reading is an active mental process. Instead of wasting my time sitting infront of a computer for hours, why not spend it reading a book. At least an hour or two. I will be even thankful to him for that in the future.


Tonight we watched a tv series called Millennium and I was hooked up by the story. The first two parts were shown and were finished an hour ago yet I could even still feel in my nerves how I reacted over some certain situations or scenes. Per told me he has a book and he already watched the tv series itself. He showed me the book and got amazed! I borrowed and I'm excited to read it.


Why start reading? Here's 3 Major Benefits I Believe I could Achieve:


1. I easily forget small things but I remember significant things and situations. Like Per said, I do have an elephant brain, hæ?! I believe reading will improve my memory. It will make my brain cells…

Stress

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Di ako nakapagsulat busy ako kahapon. Apat na oras nagtrabaho sa umaga nagsimula ng alas siyete, bumangon ng alas sais pero late na naman natulog. Ang aga ko nagring sa may gate, wala kasi akong ID kaya kelangan kong magring sa kung sino ang nasa duty. Unfortunately di pala daw niya narinig, Diyos na mahabagin hawak-hawak niya ang dalawang telepono, imposibleng di niya ito narinig? O baka naman humihilik pa siya, hello anong oras na? At sa oras ng duty mo natutulog ka? 
Hay sa pagmamadali ko dina ako nagblow dry ng buhok ko bago pumasok kaya basa pa ito. Kaya ng iwan ako ng hubby ko pagkahatid niya sa akin, nanginginig agad ako sa lamig under -5 degress winter season. Nagtry akong kontakin hubby ko sa celpon buti sinagot nya di pa sya nakakalayo-layo pinabalik ko para habang naghihintay na may ibang papasok ay nasa loob ako ng sasakyan nakaupo. 


Ayun buti nalang may pumasok na at nakisabay nako, teh bakit late ka? joke lang di ko talaga siya ininterrogate, bagkus nagpasalamat ako dumati…

Homemade Siopao

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I love siopao, ewan ko.. Ah kaya pala siguro kinantyawan nila akong siopao kasi kahugis ko haha natawa naman ako sa sarili ko, ano ba 'yan! joke lang. Credit goes to Mr. Merano pala of Panlasang Pinoy at http://panlasangpinoy.com/2009/08/07/how-to-make-home-made-siopao-asado-recipe/ I don't know him personally pero I've been watching his youtube cooking videos kasi, at dahil sa kanya natututo akong magluto. Hooray!

Photography: Waterdroplet Compo

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Poem I Love

I just wanna share one of my favorite poems I have found and copy-pasted more than a decade ago. That was way back in college days, when internet was just first introduced to me. I'm glad I had this posted in one of the pioneering social network site - Friendster :)

Live Your Dreams Today When you dance, They see the fire, Inside your heart, It shines so bright. When you feel alone, You kill the desire. But when you’re alive, You burn and you strive, You’re dancing to survive. Make your dreams come true, It’s your life, Live it to the full. You’ve got what it takes. Make your dreams come true, No one can do it better than you. Don’t wish your life away, Live your dreams today. When you lose that faith, To keep on moving, You sing a song, And it lifts you high. The key to your dreams, Is just believing. You will succeed, Your life you’ll lead. Make your dreams come true, It’s your life, Live it to the full. You’ve got what it takes. Make your dreams come true, No one can do it better than you. Don’t wis…

Agoda.com

Hotel Online Booking Made Easy.

I discovered Agoda.com year 2008 when coincidentally my aunt Jovita called me on the phone asking for any hotel recommendation in Manila. I immediately surf the net and saw its website at the google's top results of hotel online bookings. Without any doubt, I gave her the link and told her she could just select the hotel of her choice. She followed my advise and went for a vacation in Philippines year 2009. In the year 2010, she mentioned to me how happy and contented she was with her vacation and that it was a good choice using Agoda.com, no hassle at all according to her. Since then I've been using Agoda.com a lot as a part of my travel plan. Then last year, I went back home to my homeland, Philippines and Agoda.com was such a blessing. Like my aunt said, no hassle at all! Just go check their website, browse the hotels by their recommendation; by ratings; or by names. I always go check by their ratings. It's always good to read customers&#…

Loved and Missed: Canon EOS 550D

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I bought myself a Canon EOS 550D as a post birthday gift last year. I fell so inlove with this stuff. When not at my job, you'd find me at home doing research and experiments by entering the world of photography. I already learned a lot after few weeks, then I get addicted and buying more and more camera accessories. I think I had found my passion. Per and I would visit beautiful places just to take good shots with my new camera. My husband is very supportive with what I love to do. He said he's happy when he see me happy.
Last year when I travelled back to Philippines I brought this stuff with me. I thought of attending a 5-day basic photography workshop in Cebu, conducted by a friend I met online. But unfortunately I didn't get any chance while I was there, it was a lot of things to do back home, in short, I missed the said workshop. Right before I flew back here in Norway, my brother asked me if he could borrow my EOS. I lend him and right after that he told me what if…

Honey Wants A New Cellphone

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Warning: On Beki Mode.
NakakalurQui these past few weeks! Pano ba naman nag-ask yung jowa ko last week if we can buy a new router daw kasi 5 years old na kaya need to change na. Then sumunod he complained about his old pillow and wanted a new one. He checked the magazine kanina and pointed out to me a queen bed that is recently on sale, we could have bought it daw sayang naman daw the sale. Nawendang akech! And tonight, he asked my telephone bill, and after half an hour, "Sweetie, I'm done paying up your telephone bill at the same time our electric bill. Talaga lang ha? Esep-esep ko, nanalo yata siya ng lotto bwahaha. Anyway, maya-maya lang nag-asked ulit tingnan ko daw if babagay sa kanya ang touchphone, Samsung Galaxy pa benggah! Alamin ano ang sagot ko, abangan. Charot lang!

Smart, Globe or Sun Paload Online!

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Oo tama, pwede ka na magpaload online! Paano? Here's how.

Kindly click this link:        http://www.morbie.com/?ap_id=saccharin.
Don't worry, safe po ito. I've been using this site for more than a year already.

Whether your Globe, Smart or Sun Cellular Subscribers, you can avail this one. No need to go out kasi available na siya online. Just enter your mobile nos. then add to cart, check out using Paypal account or debit/credit cards. Medyo mataas po ng konti ang amount dito kesa regular rates na maaavail natin sa mgasuking tindahan pero if you are a Balikbayan like me na ayaw ng hassle kapag uuwi ng Pinas then tatawag at magtetxt sa family and friends. Lalo na sa amin ang hirap maghanap ng papaloadan, kaya mainam dito nalang. I advise magpaload kayo a day or an hour before nyo gagamitin yung load niyo kasi this may take an hour or two po before you can receive your load. Sorry but I'm just being honest lang. 

Where to Dine and Stay in Catbalogan City, Philippines

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Where to Dine and Stay in Catbalogan City, Philippines?
Hotel Accomodations
New Maqueda Bay Hotel and Restaurant
Location: Brgy. 9 Bo-ao, 6700 Catbalogan City, Philippines
Phone Nos.: 63-055-251-2386
Website: http://newmaquedabayhotel.com/
Rolet Hotel Catbalogan
Location: Brgy. 3 Mabini Avenue, Catbalogan City, Philippines
Phone Nos.: 63-055-251-5512
Website: http://www.samarnews.com/business/rolet/
Summers Garden Hotel
Location: Del Rosario street, 6700 Catbalogan City, Philippines
Phone Nos.: 63-055-251-5135/63-055-251-5087
Website: http://summersgarden.e-ph.net/main.htm
Fortune Hotel 
Location: Del Rosario Street, 6700 Catbalogan City, Philippines
Phone Nos.: not available
Gathered Infos.: Fan rooms 450 Php, Aircon rooms w/ TV 1000 Php
Travellers Home Lodge Inn
Location: Rizal Avenue, 6700 Catbalogan City, Philippines
Phone Nos.: not available
Gathered Infos.: Single 150 Php, Double 250 Php, Double w/ CR 300 Php
Food Spots
Cafe Maria Rosario - near the Catbalogan City hall
Flaming Hat - near the Catbalog…

Holiday Itinerary 2011

I love my 6-week holiday in Philippines! Grabe, the grandest vacation I can say. Thank God for the wonderful and prosperous year of the rabbit, so blessed talaga! As the saying goes, "Nasa Diyos ang awa nasa tao ang gawa." Hardwork really pays off, just make sure to put God at the center in everything you do coz He will eventually do the rest, if you do your best.

November 2011            19-20 - Norway, Denmark, Singapore, Philippines            20-22 - Cebu            22-31, December 1 - Paranas December 2011            02-03 - Catbalogan            03-10 - Paranas            10-11 - Cebu            11-13 - Bohol            13-15 - Cebu            15-17 - Aklan, Boracay            17-18 - Kalibo, Roxas, Capiz, Iloilo            18-20 - Cebu            20-22 - Ormoc, Baybay            22-25 - Paranas            26-27 - Tacloban            27-28 - Cebu            28-29 - Philippines, Singapore, Holland, Norway
I am really thankful for the support of my family, relatives and …

Memory Gap

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Ngayong gabi nakatanggap ako ng isang kanta mula sa matalik kong kaibigan na si Bebing. Sabi niya, ginawan ko daw siya ng video out of our photos na magkasama ito ay noong magkaboardmate pa kami nung college ako. Nilapatan ko nga daw ng kantang - When you say nothing at all. Tanong ko, "Talaga, kelan? Sorry di ko talaga maalala." Nakakahiya mang aminin pero minsan inaatake talaga ako ng memory gap ko, anuveeh mild lang naman sauce!

HAPPY 2 0 1 2!

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Happy two thousand and twelve! Bagong taon, bagong lenggwahe. Dahil pinoy ako, tagalog ang gagamitin ko at may halong konting englis din naman. Gusto kong maiba naman, gusto kong gawing simple at maikli lang ang mga isusulat ko. Kapag mahaba na kasi nauumay na ako, nakokornihan hanggang sa kahit mahaba na dinedelete ko nalang o kaya unpublish nalang. Weird ba, hay tao lang, aminin mo ganyan ka din minsan :P
Anyway, matagal-tagal din akong nawala at inaamin ko hindi rin ako madalas makapagsulat, bukod sa kawalan ng ideya ng isusulat ay inaatake din ako ng katamaran, sorry po ulit tao lang. Actually, sa dami ng naeencounter ko sa araw-araw hindi ko pa din malaman minsan pano ko sisimulan ang aking isusulat. Ganyan nga talaga kapag hindi ka totoong writer o kaya  blogger. Agree ka dyan ;)
Basta hanggang sa muli, next time nalang ang kwento napadaan lang talaga para bumati eh. Wag kang magtatampo, promise? :D

Photography: CD Light Painting

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