18 October 2016

Another Project

Another home improvement project.

Decided to enclose my garage because I've had enough of the rain getting my vehicle wet.

 This country has one of the most trying weather and climate.
 If it isn't super hot and humid, it's raining.

It rains 8 months a year. Torrential rains. Thunderstorms. Typhoons. Geesh!

At first I thought of purchasing new motorized garage doors but
my iron gate is still in good condition and I didn't want it to go to waste.

Installed analok sliding windows on the side of the garage.

 Polycarbonate sheets on the panels above the windows. 

Polycarbonate sheets on the gate to keep the dust and rain away, and for privacy as well.

A new coat of paint on the gate and it's finished!

What's next? 
My fence, but I'll do it once the monsoon season is over.
Have a wonderful day :-)

26 June 2016


I'm almost done with the interior repainting of my home, the final area which is the master bedroom.
It should have been finished months ago but I had to let go of my painter for a period of time so he can repaint a family member's house that was in dire need of a refresh.

Master bedroom is split in half.
This is the area currently being worked on.
This half serves as my home office. 

I've chosen the color powder blue. It's like a mix of gray and blue. Not too bright/light.
Much calmer. More soothing.
Pardon the mess. They're part of the process :-)

The room's color back in 2003.
Very juvenile.
Time flew by so fast.

Speaking of time flying by, I saw this photo in a very old USB stick I found while I was boxing my stuff. 
A photocopy of my old driver's license.

 I'm only 171 cm around 5'7" tall.
Why am I not tall? Is it because I seldom drank milk when I was kid?
But I'm lactose intolerant. Ewww!
 Huhuhu! I wish I was at least 180 cm. Here I go again.
Oh fairy gaymother, please grant my wish. Hehe!
51 kg. So skinny back then.
If I went back in time, my 2002 version will most likely find it difficult to recognize me ;-)

04 May 2016


The heat wave is becoming unbearable.
Imagine enduring temperatures of 36 degrees and above, and heat indexes of 39 to 40+ degrees Celsius which is about 100+ degrees Fahrenheit. Gosh!
I didn't want to immediately turn on the air conditioner when I got home so I decided to take a late afternoon drive around town.

I stopped by my old high school building which apparently has been turned into a university extension.
I haven't visited it in a very very very loooooong time.
I'm pleased to see the acacia tree still standing.
The parking lot used to be unpaved when I was still studying there.
Now it's so neat and orderly.

The building looks so old.....because it is old! 
It's "ancient." LOL!
They have air conditioners now?
Back in the day, the rooms only have a limited number of electric fans. 
Some of us even brought and used hand fans to deal with the heat.
Sosyal may aircon na sila. Dati nag-aagawan pa kami sa electric fan.
Nagbabaon pa nga ako ng pamaypay eh. Hehe!

Right across the former high school building stands what used to be the elementary school building which has been turned into the parish church's living quarters/office.
I didn't go inside because there were people giving me stares while I was taking pictures.
The school transferred its elementary and high school departments to a different district during the mid 1990s by the way.

Right beside what used to be the elementary school building is the parish church.
(St. Martin of Tours Parish church)

The school I went to is a very religious catholic school. 
A mass is always held every first Friday of the month and during important dates in the catholic calendar which students are required to attend.

When I was a kid, I used to hang around this monument after school with my classmates having "merienda" while waiting for the family driver to pick me up. Oh the memories.

The sun is finally setting.
 Time for me to head out before the gates are closed.
Have a nice day :-)

23 April 2016


Delicious "addiction" LOL!
I'm addicted to video games.
I'm addicted to anime.
I used to be addicted to umm..."love" ;-)
Now I'm just addicted to chips. Oh no!
Time to raid the pantry. Haha.
Fret not. I only have some on weekends. Sundays to be exact.
I am craving chicharon chips at the moment with some vinegar to dip it in, and a cold glass of Coca Cola to wash it down my tummy. Hehehe.
Yum yum! 
Have a nice day!

I made this quite some time ago. Before I had my home repainted
Forgot to upload it because I was busy :-)

31 March 2016

Nighty night!

 ...lonely is the night... 
Just another warm, quiet evening in a sleepy provincial town.

Summer has already begun here in the country.
Not particularly fond of the heat but I'd definitely prefer it  over the monsoon.
I hate dealing with torrential rains, typhoons, and floods. 

Have a wonderful summer to everyone :-)

22 February 2016



Had my casual dining area, and my kitchen's prep and wash areas totally repainted.
Walls, ceilings, doors and cabinets, all painted.

The walls used to be white, the cabinets green, and the baseboards and crown moldings were green as well.
I replaced them with neutral colors.

If the partition between the casual dining area and the kitchen was mere drywall, I would have had it removed.
But just like most homes here in the Philippines, it's concrete.
It will be too much work and noise and dust if I had it removed
and I'm not ready to be stressed by that.

I would like to replace the countertop and backsplash in the future.
They're already dated. 12 years to be exact.
I want a slate countertop, white subway tiles for the backsplash and a farm sink as well.
Time to save some dinero :-)

Forgive the mess.
We're still in the process of cleaning.

The next home reno project is my hallway.
I'm merely continuing the same color palette of my receiving area.
The ceiling is going to be black and the crown moldings will be white.
The walls be a neutral gray and the baseboards will be white.

I'm loving the change.
It looks more modern now.
Have a nice day :-)


Here's an updated photo
Don't know what to do with that large cabinet.
It belongs to someone who used to live with me.
It's quite large.
I'll probably have my carpenter disassemble it. 

14 January 2016


Time flew by so fast!
It's been 10 years since I became a YouTube member January 14th of 2006.

This is my very first video.
I uploaded it on January 19, 2006.
I miss my youth. 
Aging sucks! LOL!

Webcams back then have really awful video quality.
If you're new to this blog, that is how I sound when I speak. LOL!
Well, nobody's perfect :-)
Have a nice day!

The comments section is turned off for the time being.
Most of the comments are being done by spammers/spambots flooding my inbox.

09 January 2016


I watched the pageant weeks ago but not in its entirety.
It was only a few days ago that I was able to watch its rerun in full.
I felt sorry for the Colombian that she was put in such an awkward situation.
I also felt bad for Ms. Philippines since she didn't get to fully relish her victory "moment" on stage.
As a Filipino I'm glad that she finally won the crown for the Philippines after 40+ years.

I edited out the unfortunate events in order to make the announcement of the winner, her victory walk, and coronation all seamless.
The pageant's classic theme was also used.
Happy New Year!
 Have a nice day and weekend :-)