Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"Bagsak"

It's been a while :-)
The photo was taken last weekend after I arrived home.
Drove all the way from Bulacan to Quezon City.
 Dropped by my dermatologist's clinic to restock/buy my skin care supplies.
I'm not getting any younger and I don't want to look like a "prune" anytime soon. LOL!
Prevention is much better than the cure.
After I left the clinic, it started raining heavily so I decided to head towards TriNoma mall.
Whenever it rains in the city, heavy traffic is always the result and I don't have any intention of getting stuck in traffic.
It took me about 15 minutes just to find a parking spot and I had to parallel park.
I hate parallel parking. Kainis!
Fortunately my vehicle has a back-up camera. Made things a lot easier :-)
I ended up buying a shirt and some video games. 
I wanted to buy a pair of jeans but I couldn't find where Levi's is.
My sister told me today that it's on the mall's ground floor.
I didn't explore that area because there were too many people that time.
I'm not quite familiar with the mall's layout. 
Mas kabisado ko ang Greenbelt or Glorietta.
I was so tempted to purchase a pair of sneakers at Lacoste BUT I didn't give in to the urge.
Although I really wanted to give in. Haha! I just bought one a few months ago.
Kapag sneakers kasi it's either Adidas or Lacoste for me, and usually sa Lacoste ang ending at medyo masakit sa bulsa :-)


I thought about calling a friend to accompany me to a movie but most of the films being shown during that time were not to my liking.
Di ko type ang mga palabas.
Paper something and Minions? Umm...NO!
I just went home after I was done shopping and eating. LOL!

Going back to aging, I'm noticing more and more white hairs on my goatee.
I really cannot hide my age anymore. Oh no!
It's a sign that I have to.....shave it ;-)
Maahit na nga yang balbas na yan. Walang pakisama talaga. Nambubuking. Tse!
Uncooperative goatee exposing my age. Darn you! Haha!
Have a nice day/evening.



Sunday, June 14, 2015

Foolishness

A musical madness courtesy of yours truly. LOL!
Fooling around in my guest room/office.


Fear not my loyal readers. All two of you. Hehe!
 This is the last time I'll post such a thing ;-)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Vroom!

I got my new "steed" earlier in the month.
It's in white which is the color I wanted :-)


Not too big. Not too small. Perfect fit for me.
I do not have a spouse nor do I have children so a small SUV will do just fine.
Wala naman akong asawa at anak, kaya okay na yan.


My nanay (mother) is paranoid of the glass roof.
She was with me when we took it from the dealership.
She doesn't want to take a ride in it again. LOL!


Unfortunately, I can only drive it around the family compound because of the "No Plate Number, No Travel" policy of the Land Transportation Office.
Hindi pa ako pwedeng lumarga ;-)



I hope my official plate number gets issued as soon as possible BUT since this is the Philippines, wish me luck. It might take more than a month.
Good luck na lang sa inyong abang lingkod.



My old car which I nicknamed pogi (handsome) can finally go into a much needed semi-retirement. It has served me well throughout the years.
I don't want to sell it fearing that it might end up being abused or chopped for spare parts.
Kawawa naman siya pag ganun.
 Sentimental value is strong so it's hard for me to let it go.
It will still be the car parked in my garage.



I'm thankful that my parents allowed me to use their warehouse garage which is about less than a minute walk away from my home.
They know that I do not have the patience at the moment to undergo another home renovation just to expand my garage.

I have been driving vehicles with manual transmissions for the longest time.
 It's weird switching to an auto/CVT.
Vroom! Vroom! :-)

Monday, April 06, 2015

Tranquil

Something smells "fishy" :-)
Just a quick video blog on a quiet, relaxing evening.
Nighty night!

Monday, March 16, 2015

P is for Palpak

Confirmed! The P in PLDT stands for "Palpak."
Palpak is synonymous with incompetent or failure, in case you don't understand Filipino.

My PLDT land line phone still doesn't have a dial tone after reporting a complaint 3 days ago.
To make matters more annoying, when I called PLDT's customer service hotline for a follow up which isn't toll free since I'm using my mobile phone, their automatic answering machine informed me upon entering my land line number that the land line number is invalid. How stupid is that?

My internet connection is also affected. It keeps getting disconnected and has become as slooooow as a slug.



My basic monthly service fee alone is already P2,348 (around $52) , and that doesn't include the call/usage charges.
I feel like I'm paying so much for such crappy service.
This is what Filipinos get when there is a monopoly in telecommunications.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Repairs

Deja Vu!
The tiles in one of my spare rooms started rising and became loose.
The same thing occurred in another room a few years ago which I also blogged about.


I want to punch my home's original contractor.
I had to remove 29 tiles.
I did so to prevent them from pushing and exerting more pressure on the other tiles.


 Finished! Good as new. Well...almost good as new.
I decided to fix it myself since I had nothing much to do anyway during weekends.
It's good exercise as well.


It wasn't really difficult reattaching the tiles, but the process can be hard on the knees even with pads on.
The part I disliked the most was grouting and applying the waterproof seal.
 It's a messy task and I did not like the smell of the sealant.


Thumbs up! My job is done.
If you need someone to help you fix your loose tiles, you can call me. LOL!

-repair cost-

ready-mixed ceramic tile adhesive: P700.00 
grout: P80.00 
grout sealer: P200.00 
rubber gloves: P60.00
labor: free :-)

Total Cost: P1,040.00 (est. $23.33)

 I also used a trowel, a bucket, a small paintbrush, and some sponges for the job but I didn't include them in my computation since I didn't need to purchase them. I already have them in stock.
Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Just a quick selfie to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season.
This season only comes once a year so it's best to make the most out of it and smile.
Look at me, I'm spending the holidays alone yet I'm smiling. At least I try to :-)


Happy New Year as well.
2014 hasn't been my favorite year. Emotionally taxing.
I hope 2015 will be a much better one for me and to everyone.

I think it's time for me to purchase a new smartphone with a more high res front facing camera.
But I'm also planning to purchase a new laptop. I don't know which one to buy as a Christmas gift to myself. Oh the problem with being a Libra. LOL!
OK I'll choose the laptop. I'm not obsessed with phones anyway.
I'll buy a new smartphone in February as a Valentine's gift to myself. Hehe.

I was also planning on getting an S.U.V. before the year ends but the model and specifically the color (white) I want is not available until next year. Hay naku! Gusto ko ng lumarga at magmaneho ng bagong tsikot no!


I was considering a pick-up instead but I realized it will be a pain to maneuver should I drive it in the city, horrendous traffic and all. 
Tricky to park too since parking lots specially in city tend to be tight/small.


If it weren't for the flooding during heavy rains and the usual hassles that come with 3rd world roads, I would have already purchased a hatchback or another sedan.


Good things come to those who wait. I can wait.
Besides, new models of SUVs will be arriving next year from different car brands.
I'm excited to check them out.

That's about it for today.
Take care :-)