Free Guitar Center Workshop By Stephen Perkins

Guitar Center invites you to a free music workshop (introductory classes) by stephen perkins! He is an American musician, songwriter, percussionist and one of the most respected and sought-after drummers in the 90′s. He currently plays with Jane’s Addiction and Hellflower. Join fellow music enthusiasts and get inspired from his passion and energy.

Grab this chance guys because it’s all for free! For more details, check out Guitar Center website.

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Wag Ka Nang Umiyak

Currently my favorite song to date because, I don’t know. I thought it’s a very very sad song, sadly, it isn’t. HAHAHA. Yes, I oftentimes find myself basking in sadness. I don’t know, a lot has changed with the way how I see life now that tatay has gone to heaven. I get sad over the simplest of things. But I am definitely stronger. Next week, I promise to be BOLDER!

“Ako ang iyong bangka, kung magalit man
ang alon ng panahon, sabay tayong aahon”

I have moved on a long time ago. I am happier now. Sikapin mong maging masaya. Gawin mo namang worth it yung mga nangyari. While I feel like winning because finally, nagkatotoo yung “it’s not my loss”, I am also partly sad (mga 1%…okay, .05%)…pero hindi dahil sayo. I am just sad because paulit-ulit kong pinapakinggan ‘tong kanta. Back to what I was saying, I absolutely don’t regret anything. Totoo yun talaga. Now that we are talking again, hanggang dyan na lang yan. I am not even flattered.

Whatever is hurtful to you, do not do to any other person.

I never thought getting seenzoned is this…heartbreaking. Ang arte, hahaha! Seriously, I feel UNIMPORTANT and FORGETTABLE and it  hurts because it’s true. Huy! Feelings ko naman ‘to and I have the right to feel this way. But it’s okay.

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In-Ear vs Over-Ear Headphones

I never really like those over-ear headphones with thick headbands and huge ear cups. They are too bulky and looks really really heavy. Well, some millenials do find it cool, I don’t! Too hip hop for my style, very inconvenient for me too! And I heard they’re also very expensive?

In-ear headphone will always be the best for me. Fits right into my purse so I can bring it anywhere. I especially like this noise cancelling headphone from Bose quietcomfort 20i. It’s the perfect companion during long trips to my barrio. Unlike some in-ear that can hurt your ears, this one provides maximum comfort! Its eartips provides soft and secure fit, it can stay on your ears comfortably secure for hours.

This in-ear retails at around $249. It’s still less expensive than most branded over-ear headphones!

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Compatible Phones for Pokemon Go

Looks like this is a lot of fun! How to play it?

Get on your feet and step outside to find and catch wild Pokémon. Explore cities and towns where you live—and even around the globe—to capture as many Pokémon as you can. As you walk through the real world, your smartphone will vibrate to let you know you’re near a Pokémon. Once you’ve encountered a Pokémon, take aim on your smartphone’s touch screen and throw a Poké Ball to catch it. Be careful when you try to catch it, or it might run away!

Like the (real) fictional Pokémon Trainers, every player’s goal is to collect all of the available Pokémon species which can be found in the real-world locations.  Ang cool! You’re like travelling between real and virtual world. Can’t wait to play it but!!! It is not available yet in my country (The Philippines!) but it’s coming very soon! So be sure your phone is ready when Pokemon Go is rolled out.

Pokemon Go supported devices, compatible phones:

ANDROID

  • Android 4.4 to Android 6.0.1 (Android N will not be supported until the official Android release)
  • Preferred resolution of 720×1280 pixels (Not optimized for tablet)
  • Strong internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
  • GPS and Location Services
  • Intel CPUs are not supported. ARM chipset only.

iOS

  • iPhone 5+
  • iOS 8+
  • Strong internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
  • GPS and Location Services
  • Jailbroken devices are not supported

I recently switched to a low maintenance handphone and have no plans in upgrading it any time soon. By low maintenance I mean call and text type of phone only with special participation of FM stations lol! PAANO TO? I wanna play this so bad!

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It All Makes Sense Now

Now I know why I’m here long before anyone has told me to go through this path. Took me a long time to realize. But hey, it’s not too late yet. I am ready to embrace your plans for me, God. Let’s do this!

I used to say a lot that I WANT TO GET OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE and it did happen. May power talaga ang words…so I am now being very careful with every words that I say.

Traffic in Metro Manila is unbelievable! My everyday calvary. Grabe! Let’s decongest Metro Manila and start building office hubs in Bulacan, Batangas and Laguna, kahit as far as Bataan pa. Subic is nice!

Very happy that Duterte won! I wrote about him in 2009 when we went to Davao.  He really exudes power and authority.

There’s many things going on in my head right lately…one thing I am sure is that I AM HAPPIER NOW. I lack a lot of things, but then I lack nothing. Ang saya to be able to finally say this: IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW! Para akong naka-buo ng 100,000 pieces of jigsaw puzzle na abstract!

 

 

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Favorite Youtuber: Kaye Cal

One of those few artists who, I believe, is underrated. She’s seriously good, she should be a regular on ASAP! Kaye Cal became popular after joining Pilipinas Got Talent (former lead vocalist of Ezra Band). Really like her soulful voice, so unique and it’s too deep for a girl! Take a listen:

And she plays the guitar so well! Wish I could learn a song on a guitar too. Maybe I should start investing on my own guitar so I could start learning, don’t you think? Time to browse web site guitarcenter.com for something that’s light, suitable for my frame and budget friendly.

Check out her covers on her Youtube channel. She has a few and they’re all good!

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Team Building Facility Near Metro Manila: San Rafael River Adventure

Looking for a team Building Facility that’s just outside of Metro Manila?

Check out SAN RAFAEL RIVER ADVENTURE! Very nice place to unwind and enjoy the nature! Provinciated but the accommodation is SOSYAL! Imagine sleeping inside a GLASS HOUSE or GLASS VILLA? They have a big facility that offers a lot of team building activities for your team. Quite exclusive accommodation, for now, they only have 4 Glass Cottages and 1 Glass Villa. You can also enjoy sleeping on a tent here, they call it GLAMPING and GLAMPING with a twist — floating tent, basically.


GLASS COTTAGE

One of the best breakfasts of my life! Al fresco style. Fresh air, good food and good company! Truly enjoyable!


Inside the GLASS COTTAGE, good for 2 adults and 2 kids.

Because it’s made of glass walls, you will see the outside right away. Very refreshing to see the nature as you wake up in the morning! Ang cool ng experience.


View deck overlooking the San Rafael River.


Other side of the view deck.


Bali inspired Reception area.


Plenty of water activities that you and your team can enjoy. You don’t even need to go that far (aka Bohol) to experience river cruising. They all have it here!


There are ATVs as well.


Floating bridge. One of the many teambuilding activities that you can try.


Bigger teambuilding area where you can play volleyball etc.


of course, Infinity Pool!


GLASS VILLA for bigger crowd! Can accommodate up to 20pax. Very nice!


Inside the Glass Villa


Glass Villa has 2 Bathrooms, if I remember correctly.


Veranda overlooking the San Rafael River. Where you can eat lunch/dinner with the whole team.

San Rafael River Adventure is my new go-to place to unwind! Perfect for staycation with your loved ones or colleagues.

Check out their Facebook: San Rafael River Adventure

Contact their Manila Landline: (02) 334 0195 for reservation and inquiries.

Check out their awesome Virtual Tour here:

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Fika Manila, Cozy Cafe Restaurant in Quezon City

Why hasn’t anyone told me about Capitol Greenstreet? Seriously. It’s such a fineee place for late afternoon coffee, very quiet while you get to enjoy the beautiful sunset, array of fire trees and beautiful landscape. The place is not well marketed and I like it that way! I lived and worked in Quezon City but never heard of Capitol Greenstreet until 2-3 weeks ago when I had the chance to eat at Fika Manila.

nullThis adobo is unexpectedly good. Ohmaaay! The best sauce in the world! I need its recipe! Hindi kami maka-get over!

Fika Manila Best Seller AdoboYummy barbecue! Akala ko sawa na ko sa barbecue, hindi pa pala. Huge serving! Not a fan of their sauce though.

Fika Manila Chopsuey Chopsuey! Sakto lang. I like that the veggies are crunchy.

Matcha smoothie with heavy whipped cream!

They also have cakes, brownies, cupcakes and coffee.

More than the food, what I really love most about this cafe is its quietness, coziness and relaxing ambiance. They play the most relaxing Filipino instrumental music ever! Good food + good music + overlooking view = awesome experience!

Fikå Manila
Ground Floor, Capitol Green Street
Capitol Hills Drive, Old Balara, Quezon City Philippines
Phone: 355 – 3132 / 514 – 2480
E-mail: fika@firstgourmetacademy.com

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How To Make a Viral Video?

Help! We are currently working on a project, the goal is to make it viral (we hope), rewarding and high-yielding. We’re looking at different options:

  • Music video type of thing, shot at a resort/pool area – similar to Justin Bieber’s Beauty and the Beat MV.
  • MV of a local artist singing acoustic songs.
  • Short and funny skit ala infomercial.

I a more leaning towards the second option since we only need to prepare a few things – improvised stage or recording room, acoustic guitar and a cool telefunken mic (suitable for voice on both stage and in the studio).


It requires fewer manpower too and it’s a lot less complicated to shoot and edit! My only concern is that it may look boring and may never get as viral as I hope it will be. God please let the creative juices flowing! Deadline of the storyboard is Friday already!

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I Am a Success Now!

I AM WOMAN, I'M A SUCCESS.
Independent lang hindi bitter, ok? At medyo may pagka-defensive din hahaha!!!

Seriously, this is my declaration, from today onwards, I am a success!!!! Claiming the victory! I can and I will! No one can stop me from reaching my goals! POWER! ENERGY! COURAGE!

Random thoughts on:

HUMANITY: Do not do unto others what you do not want others to do unto you #seenzoned. Di ako maka get over eh. It hurts. Kaya hindi ko na gagawin sa iba.

TIME MANAGEMENT: I haven’t blogged in ages! I hope to have more time in my hands to do things that I love – beading, cooking, travel, writing, etc.

LIFE: I badly need an automatic washing machine to live! And a machine that can fold my laundry.

TECHNOLOGY: To get a Globe postpaid or not? I’m not a heavy mobile user so I’m okay with prepaid but it is becoming too inconvenient.

MONEY: Overflowing streams of blessings. Walang makakapigil sa success ko!

FRIENDS: Thank you for liking my new profile photo LOL.

FAMILY: Always first! ALWAYS.

Last but not the least,

LOVELIFE: Kahit konting liwanag lang, please?

I cannot wait for the good things coming my way! Thank you God for igniting my passion again. I am alive, I have a lot to live for and I am a success!

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