Manila is cool!

October 30, 2014
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Manila has always gotten a bad rap in the tourism scene: too much traffic and pollution, too many people, blah blah blah. But as someone who was born and raised in the capital, I always go on the defensive whenever someone maligns Manila (especially if the other one seems misinformed). A recent Lonely Planet article…

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Rude – Matt Steffanina choreography

October 29, 2014
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Been listening to this song since last month. While I liked the original, I really loved Zedd’s EDM remix. Then I just had to discover this dance video by Matt Steffanina. At first, I wasn’t feeling it. I mean, a reggae song with hiphop? Then…

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My first italki-Skype chat with a Hungarian language partner

October 22, 2014
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My italki Notebook - my first entries! See the mistakes I made?

Last month, I signed up with italki because all my favourite polygots were talking about it. But I got overwhelmed by the sheer number of people in the site so I logged out and forgot about it. But this month, I was re-evaluating my language…

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UST – Asia’s Oldest University: A video by Travis Kraft

October 21, 2014
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This video shows the inside of the University of Santo Tomas, where I studied from 1993. So much of the school has changed throughout the years, but I love how spacious it has become. This is one place in Manila that I will never get…

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The Adventure Bucket List – Philippines

October 17, 2014
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This year, I was able to cross off two items from my Adventure Bucket List: - Stand up paddle (SUP) boarding in Boracay - Mermaid swimming in Boracay – GAAAAAAD! One of the most awesome things I did this year and I will do it…

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Congratulations, NU Bulldogs!

October 15, 2014
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Congratulations, NU Bulldogs!

The National University Bulldogs went through a helluva battle to be the champions. 1. They battled the University of the East Red Warriors for the last slot in the Final Four. 2. They beat the number 1 seed Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles twice to…

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DIY café-style tea towel curtains

October 13, 2014
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DIY café-style tea towel curtains

Peewee gave me a set of really cute tea towels as a present when I moved into my new house. It is a set of 3, a plain white one (which I now use as a fridge towel), a black striped one (very chic) and…

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The ADMU-NU Final Four playoff game

October 1, 2014
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The ADMU-NU Final Four playoff game

It was down to the last possession with 9.3 seconds left when the lights at the coliseum died. The game between the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the National University Bulldogs has been delayed for over 30 minutes now. Fans are starting to chant “Luto! Luto!…

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Folders not showing up in USB drive

September 30, 2014
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Today, I almost got a heart attack. I plugged in my flash drive to my computer to check some PDF files for school and was shocked because I couldn’t find any of my folders. I initially thought they were deleted but the size of the…

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Nihongo Center Foundation Open House 2014

September 29, 2014
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Nihongo Center Foundation Open House 2014

The Nihongo Center Foundation invites everyone to the Annual Open House to be held at the Makati school. Get the chance to experience Japanese culture for free by participating in various activities like origami, sumo, calligraphy and kimono/yukata wearing. For more information, please leave a comment…

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Giant spider prank video

September 12, 2014
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It’s not Halloween and it’s not April Fools but this has got to be one of my most favourite pranks yet! Chica the dog plays the spider role to the hilt. She doesn’t bark (lest she gives herself away) and runs like crazy. Why can’t…

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Simple lemon yakult

September 11, 2014
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Simple lemon yakult

I’ve loved Yakult since I was a kid. There’s just something in that sweet-sour milky drink that makes me just want to chug it down. Sometimes, I wish we had Yakult in bigger sizes, like a liter. Or if not, at least like those you…

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Sick and peckish and a recipe for Japanese vegetable curry rice

September 9, 2014
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I took the whole day off from work today (and half of yesterday). At the office yesterday, my head started to hurt really bad. Sudden movements of the head felt like my skull was being cracked open. Laughing was equally hard. Apologies to my friends…

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The Gabe Norwood Show versus Argentina

September 2, 2014
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I am sorry. I am still not in the writing frame of mind. I will just leave this video here so all the world could see the awesomeness of Gabe Norwood! (Rain or Shine yan, mga pare ^_^ )

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Easy French proficiency test at France Pub

August 27, 2014
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Easy French proficiency test at France Pub

I took this test at France Pub and was pleasantly surprised at my results: I haven’t really done a lot of studying on the verb tenses and they were in the test. Glad I got 80% Test your French level HERE

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