Sunday, September 29, 2013

Mom's Birthday Last Friday

Two days after I arrived in Cebu from Malaysia, my mom celebrated her birthday last Friday. So the girls accompanied mom going to Basilica Minore del Santo NiƱo and of course, prayed and thanked God for the blessings and good health.

After that, we went to SM City Cebu just roamed around the department store and bought something. Then I treat my mom and sis for a 4D Maxrider. It was my mom's first time to experience the ride. She told us that whenever we're stressed, then we should take a ride and shout out at the top of your lungs. Since it was her birthday, she got a discount for the ride. That's really cool!

We bought a cute cake at Cakes R' Us just inside the mall and we got this! It was a chocolate cup cake and it tastes like Fudgee bar, if you're familiar with Fudgee bar. Hehe!

Then we ended up having dinner at Lamesa Grill, a treat from me. The boys in the family were having their own appointment so we just bought a take-out meal. Happy Birthday again ma!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Blogging in KLIA, Malaysia

Refer to the image above:
Currently I'm in Kuala Lumpur International Airport waiting for our connecting flight going to Manila at 1:20AM then to Cebu in the morning. I'm with a blogger friend Ernhez. We are happily connecting a Wi-Fi here at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

I've been active to Instagram since day 1 we arrived here in Kuala Lumpur. The hotel that we stayed has also free Wi-Fi. We had a half-day tour at the Petronas Towers, the King's Palace, the National Monument, Beryl's Chocolate Kingdom, and the Independence Square on the second day.

In the afternoon until night, we went to Petronas Towers to see the real thing to capture the night shots.

Petronas Towers in the afternoon

Petronas Towers at night

On the third day, we went to Batu Caves ourselves with the help of the trains. In the afternoon until night, we also went to China Town and from China Town we walked going to Bukit Bintang to reach the Berjaya Times Square Mall. Indeed it was a long walk. 

Train going to Batu Caves

I don't have pictures in China Town using the iPad mini since it was crowded. I have several pictures on my DSLR camera though. iPad mini is for selfie and Instagram purposes. Hehe! 

Fortunately, our hotel was just a walking distance to Titiwangsa Train Station to reach the destinations in our additional itinerary.

The full details of this travel will be posted in I Travel Rox including the budget and our itinerary. To view the sneak pics, just click here for my Instagram posts.


Friday, September 20, 2013

Night of Fun at Lakwatsa Resto Lounge

Yesterday was the start of the day being jobless despite of my 4th year anniversary in blogging and working online. It was sort of mixed emotions because I don't know if I should be happy or sad. Well, I am not totally sad because of the thought that I'll be traveling in and out of the country without a job to mind. It will be almost a month of not having a full-time job but I still have part time or on-call basis job. Anyway, I really need a breath of fresh air and it's my way of celebrating the anniversary, the gift of traveling.

To start off the day, I went to Lakwatsa Resto Lounge last night with fellow bloggers and press people to have fun of Ng Khai's Media Celebration for Press Freedom Week and 20th Anniversary Celebration.

Sumptuous Dinner
For the dinner, they prepared Chinese, Korean and Japanese dishes but I only ate the familiar Chinese foods. Kimchis and sushis are not my type. :P

10G troupers
10G troupers performed last night wearing costumes from different ethnic groups in the Philippines. The resto lounge was called Lakwatsa it is because these performers are showcasing different cultures and like they bring you to different places in one setting, thus Lakwatsa is to travel.

You've Been Facebooked casts
You've Been Facebooked casts showed us the preview of the musical. We had a hearty laugh it's because it was something most of us Facebook users can relate.

Time to play Bingo
We played Bingo but I never had the chance to win even once. The prizes were really cool like 22 inches LCD TV, an HP printer, Microsoft mouse, and a speaker.

Hopia hopia hopia! mani popcorn...
Last night was also the Full Moon Festival so mooncakes or hopia were served for everyone. To know more about the Mid-Autumn Festival, just click the link.

Selfie with the Geek Gone Girly
Since Jacqui and I didn't receive any major prizes, at least a t-shirt would do. It was a disappointment that we never had the chance to sing on stage for the sake of t-shirts. We even had our lyrics ready. Hahahaha!

Lakwatsa Resto Lounge
Address: Hernan Cortes St., Mandaue City 6014
Phone: (032) 346 3175

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Simple Yet Rock's 4th Year Blog Anniversary

Today is a simple day for me. There is nothing too fancy to celebrate but I always have a gift for myself in my years of blogging and at the same time, with the years of working online. I re-created this blog as a portfolio and the same day, I registered myself on oDesk.

Last year, I gave myself a toy like I was a teenager. Hehe! This year I'll be celebrating out of the country this weekend. I always pray that the weather will be fine. Oh, please typhoon go, go away so that I and my friend will be having a save flight getting in and out of the country. :D


Mingming with Her Newborn Five Kittens

Do you find the picture above cute? Surprisingly, Mingming gave birth to five kittens yesterday in the morning. She had her first two kittens also from this year, they are now big but not yet adults.

I got the video on the 5th kitten so here it is:

There was a moment that we scolded Mingming and ignored her for a very long time because when she got pregnant a long time ago, it was a failed and mishandled pregnancy so the kittens were dead and she ate it herself. She didn't had that mother instinct back then. I think she did understand us by the time we ignored her. 

Although Mingming was a stray cat, I mean she came from our neighbor's house and decided to stay with us because of the food. We are feeding her together with the two kittens and with the new five kittens. Oh, so many rascals in our house.

Oh, well. I'll just end this blog post. I am sorry if I'm talking about cats today if you don't find this blog informative. Well, whatever, I'm just happy! :)
So how's your pet? :D

Saturday, September 14, 2013

September Updates

I missed blogging on the first week of September because again I am busy. If you remember my blog post August Not Good, I had an issue with my health. Before August ended, I felt pains in my body so mom and I went to a spa for a Swedish massage. I never thought that my back on my left was really in pain.

After few days on September 4, 2013, my period showed up. I think I missed my period for July and August the reason I had my cramps on my chest part. In some way, the massage was a great help.

A lot of things happened the past few days but I wasn't able to update it here.

September 6, 2013 - I was able to book an international flight with college friends for next year.

September 8, 2013 - I attended a wedding together with my relatives. I was able to get some wedding shots using a 50 mm F1.8 G lens. I learned to appreciate more of the 50 mm prime lens and I was glad I was able to experience some wedding shots.

September 10, 2013 - Puppies for adoption - I posted this picture to all Facebook groups that I am involved. I was happy that some FB users responded with the post. The puppies are now in good hands to different concerned citizens.

My Fiverr gig is somewhat challenging right now because most of the customers want their pictures for a major restoration. Editing an old photo is a very tough job.

Of course, I can't wait for my trip next Saturday because it will be a first time. Yes, I am really excited.


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