Sep 22, 2019

Blogging since 2007

I checked my past blog posts and the very first one that I've made was dated on September 25, 2007. Yep! I've been blogging for already 12 years. My blog has undergone a lot of things like countless blog theme/skin changes (hoping to keep the present one for a lifetime 'coz I love it so much) and URL changes. I've gone through different URL changes because there were times that I feel like it is not unique or corny. Then I've come up with, I think this is very me and so unique. I think I can also make it my brand name in the future if I wanted to start a business. What do you think?

I know I've been so inconsistent in posting stories on my blog. In fact, there's a lot of pictures  (especially old ones)  that I have kept in my laptop and cellphone which I'm planning to share in my blog but until now, to no avail, they are still stucked to where they are. But I will still share most of them on my blog sooner or later. I'm planning to be more consistent and to make time for my blog in spite of my busy schedule.

Why am I blogging?
My blog is like my online diary wherein I write about random things that I want to share to people. I love keeping memories with my family, friends, pets and the things I love doing. Sometimes when I feel down, I just browse my blog and read my past blog posts. It gives me a smile to my face 'coz it brings back memories.

Oh! It also gave me somehow a small income. This helps me maintain my domain name. Sometimes I use my earnings to buy stuff like make-up which sometimes I post reviews about.

To my readers (if I have any), blogging is really fun especially if you love writing. This is a wonderful therapy for me during my free time. 

Thanks for taking the time in reading my blog. 

Happy Blogging!!!

Sep 20, 2019

3 Ways to Buy a Used Car

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Buying a used car is a good way to save money and still get a car in great condition. While some used cars have a bad reputation, the reality is that, after a quick check over by a qualified mechanic, most used cars are just as safe and reliable as their new counterparts.

So how can you find the right used car for you and where should you buy?

Buying at Auction

Car auctions are brilliant for bagging a deal and presenting a wide range of different used cars too. For example, the auto auction near van buren often has a catalog packed with great cars for auction and you can go and view all the cars before the bidding starts too, to get a feel for what you might like. 

However, it is worth keeping a few bidding tips in mind before you start. Firstly, you must set a budget and stick to it. This is really important because it is easy to get caught up in the moment while bidding and blow way past your budget, landing you in a mess when you’re expected to pay up. You must also try to stay calm. Don’t give your position away to other bidders - maintain your best poker face throughout. 

Buying from a Used Car Dealer

A used car dealer is often a good idea if you have a particular kind of car in mind or you need some advice to cover all your needs. So, if you’re struggling to decide between a hatchback or coupe, they will be able to help! Used car dealers often know where to source cars and use their network to find the perfect one for you. 

Because used car dealers are running a business, they are much less likely to want to rip you off. However, you should still ask a trusted mechanic to take a look at any car you are hoping to buy to make sure that the price is reasonable and the car will run properly. If you are still feeling nervous, your mechanic will probably be able to recommend a used car dealer to you. 

Buying from a Friend

If your friend is selling their car and you’ve got your eye on it, you could definitely make a deal. But please be cautious. While your friend might have the best intentions, you should still make sure that the car is in good condition and is worth the money they are asking. Money can quickly become problematic between friends so if you think buying their car might cause an issue, it’s better to back out now. 

If you do decide to go ahead, make sure that you fill out all the legal paperwork to prove purchase and your new ownership. This is really important because however much you trust your friend, cars cost a lot of money and you need to make sure that you have the rights to it in place. 

Buying a used car is a good way to get the wheels you need without spending a fortune but whatever you do, always get the car checked by a mechanic and make sure that the legal stuff is taken care of. 

Foodie: The Lost Bread's 2 Brewed Black Thai Tea with Booky App

A friend of mine had discovered a new app which is Booky, wherein you can see different promos and offers of foods, services and other stuffs. We love this app since we love to eat. We love theirvBuy 1 Take 1 deals. So we immediately checked which offers they have and we saw that The Lost Bread is a member of Book app. 

We tried their Brewed Black Thai Tea which is 2 for P 144 and we didn't have any regret trying this new flavor. It is not so sweet and I loved the taste. Me and my friend only paid P72 each which is really a good price especially for students. This is our second time to buy here in The Lost Bread.

You can download this app on your Android or iOS phone:


Foodie: The Lost Bread's Haw Haw Ice Cream

This new flavor of The Lost Bread brings so much childhood memories as this is one of my favorite candy when I was a kid. Until now, I buy a pack everytime I have cravings. For me, there's no "umay" factor in eating this candy and I couldn't stop eating until I finish them all.

Introducing: Haw Haw Ice Cream from The Lost Bread. It really indeed tastes like the real Haw Haw candy but it's an ice cream. I enjoyed eating my cup of ice cream and I feel like I wanted to buy another one. I think I will keep coming back to this store because of their Haw Haw ice cream. I think they also have other delicious flavors of ice creams and shakes. I will definitely try them.

I chose the cup and my friends opted to have the cone. They have the same price so it doesn't matter which one you choose.

We bought them in Robinson's Galleria Manila branch and here are their other branches:
  • Ayala Malls Cloverleaf
  • Ayala Malls Feliz
  • Evia Lifestyle Center
  • Festival Mall
  • Glorietta 4
  • Robinsons Galleria Ortigas
  • SM Bacoor
  • SM Dasma
  • SM East Ortigas
  • SM Fairview
  • SM Megamall
  • SM North Edsa
  • Southwoods Mall
  • Maginhawa Street
You can also visit their website for more details: The Lost Bread

Sep 5, 2019

Foodie: Tokyo Tokyo Beef and Tomato Ramen

This is something new from Tokyo Tokyo so I gave it a try. This new flavor of ramen is just okay for me. But what I like about it is that it is a little bit spicy since I love spicy foods. I ordered the regular one with a side dish and red iced tea. 

What made me enjoy my late lunch was eating with my new found friends. We had so much laughter at that time because we shared funny moments and jokes which made most of us laugh most of the time.

Aug 30, 2019

Why Go On A Cruise?

When going on vacation, you have many different options to choose from. You could opt to go on a safari, you could decide to take a relaxing beach break, or you could go on a cruise! In this blog post, we are going to focus on the last option. If this is something that you have never considered before, you should definitely consider it now. With that being said, read on to discover why everyone should go on a cruise at least once. 

Benefit from amazing value - There is only one place to begin, and this is with the fact that cruises offer great value for money. A lot of people think that cruises are expensive. However, if you were to travel from location to location via plane, staying in different hotels, you would end up spending much more money. This is why cruises offer exceptional value. You are essentially going to have ten different vacations in one. 

There is a cruise ship for everyone - This is something that a lot of people do not realise. A lot of people assume that cruise ships are all massive in size, with loads of children, and lots of cheesy entertainment options. Of course, if this is the sort of cruise you want, you will be able to easily find it. However, this is not the only option that is available to you. There are plenty of other cruises too, including those on smaller boats and adult-only cruises too. 

See some of the world’s best locations in one trip - Aside from this, another benefit associated with going on a cruise is that you will get to travel to some of the most magical locations. These are some of the locations that would be incredibly difficult to visit while on vacation. For example, you can read these tips to help you choose the best Galapagos cruise for a better understanding of the different options out there. After all, this is one of the most luxurious destinations in the world. 

Cruises are family-friendly - Last but not least, another reason why a cruise is something that everyone should consider going on at least once is that cruises are family-friendly. If you have children, you can be sure that there will be plenty of different facilities for you to make the most of. Plus, you may even be able to use daycare facilities so that you can get a bit of time to yourself too. 

As you can see, there are many different reasons why you should consider going on a cruise. Not only do cruises offer a lot of value but they are a lot of fun too. After all, you never know, once you go on one cruise, this could become your favorite choice of holiday again, again, and again!

Aug 17, 2019

Celebrating my Brother's Birthday at TongYang

We've decided to just celebrate my brother's birthday in Tong Yang since it's more practical and easier so we will not prepare food. Our family really enjoy buffets especially when you can grill your own food and cook your preferred soup. That's why Tong Yang is our go-to restaurant for that. 

We prefer the Tong Yang in W Mall, Pasay City because we've noticed that it is not that crowded during lunchtime and it's not the first time that we've eaten here. So it's easier to go around the food stations to get some food because there's no line. 

Unfortunately, we've noticed that they did not serve sushis and the salad bar had only few lettuce. Both of these are the most food I always look for in a buffet. The good thing was the fee was lower this time so I think it's fair enough. Otherwise, the food was still good.

At least we enjoyed the food and had fun and got to celebrate my brother's birthday. We seldomly spend time with our family due to work and other engagements in life.

My family
My two nieces actually enjoyed their sweets. =)
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