Thursday, October 16, 2014


dada's blog - korean snacks
Snacks from South Korea. Salamat sa pasalubong!

Monday, October 13, 2014

salad and playing piano

10/10/14 Friday

dada's blog - chicken & salad dinner
chicken + salad dinner

10/11/14 Saturday

We took a video of me playing the piano. It looked like I was giving the finger when I played keys on three scales for a measure. Embarrassing. I deleted it. {myositis}

Friday, October 10, 2014

morning call


I hear the bells down in the... (ringtone)! *Yawn* Hmmm...hello? Zalora delivery, ma'am, may I know the nearest street...?

Good morning!

dada's blog shopping - zalora ph package
Received after two days. Thanks, Zalora PH.

dada's dinner - pansit and chix strip
Dinner. Pancit from a neighbor and a strip of fried chicken.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

hot no?


It's really hot here, isn't it?
Especially at noon and midnight (yes, midnight). Ayayay!

I felt sick on Sept. 28, around 2.30 a.m. Sudden nausea. I stopped working and went to bed with a barf bag. I did not vomit.

Today, my stomach acted up. It woke me up.
Rumble... nothing. Rumble... nothing. I thought that was it, I was fine. Then, rumble! Toilet! What's happening?!

Nausea, diarrhea. Could be stress... or the fish oil supplement I started on Sept. 27?

I don't know.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

hot and cold

So far, within a day, it's been hot one moment and cold the next. It's a cycle. It has been raining most afternoons too.

The hot/cold cycle is a pain at night. I'd keep under the covers for a few minutes, then I'd need to push it off me. I'd do this over and over, several times a night before I could sleep.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

mackerel and rack's

delatang mackerel na ginisa sa sibuyas, kamatis at itlog
De-latang mackerel na ginisa (two months ago)

dada's fam lunch at rack's festival mall alabang
Lunch at Rack's (last month)

dada's fam lunch at rack's festival mall alabang
Lunch at Rack's (last month at Festival Mall, Alabang)

Monday, July 28, 2014

win7 disable hibernate for more space

I have a partitioned HDD, partitioned while we still used XP. The man allocated 20 GB for the system. Did maintenance work regularly and kept that baby running smoothly. Fast-forward X years, I updated to Win7. Problem is most of the system partition is used even with the bare minimum of programs installed (only what i need, the biggest hog is adobe reader), free space was only 3.+ GB. Boot up was fast enough but still, it may suffer if it gets any lower. So, I still go through regular disk cleanup for a few megabytes of space (and peace of mind).

Then Glenda happened. After the power flickered, it created a system restore point which ate up memory. After a normal start-up and restart, it deleted itself. But memory was down to 2.4 GB -- not OK.

I didn't want to start over (format, etc.) for more space which typically takes a very long time.

After defrag+cleanup it was still a low 2.6 GB. I could try extending the partition but no, too chicken. So, what else could I do for now that's low risk and reversible?

Ding! Ding! Ding! Disable hibernate which basically deletes a system file. I have never used hibernate (or even sleep) so I have no problem disabling it. The great thing is - that system file is recreated if I re-enable hibernate. No risk, actually. Nice.

First things first, I didn't have hibernate on my start menu (only saw sleep). That means, I have hybrid sleep on. So, this fixed that:

control panel -> power options -> change when computer sleeps -> sleep(expand/dropdown) -> allow hybrid sleep(select: OFF) -> apply -> OK

Hello, hibernate.

Now to say bye-for-now through the command prompt (this part deletes the system file I talked about above - which frees up some memory):

start -> cmd (right-click, run as admin) -> type powercfg.exe /hibernate off -> hit enter -> type exit

Done in a moment and 1 GB regained. From 2.6 to 3.7 GB, not the best at 20% (ideal is 25%) but not very bad either.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

#GlendaPH 2014

7/15 Tue
Typhoon Glenda came here early evening. Strong winds followed. Howling winds.

7/16 Wed
2am Power flickered twice. Restarted desktop to properly shut it down, fingers crossed power keeps steady till it finishes.
Gone to bed. Howling wind.
Power went out around 4am.
Weather was OK by mid-morning. No running water.
Power restored 8 pm.

7/17 Thu
Power gone a couple of hours before dawn. Gone again before noon until 4 pm. Still no water. Started raining early afternoon. Little to no water by early evening.

7/18 Fri
No scheduled power outage today - thank goodness (Meralco started rotating power shutdown yesterday due to low generation daw). Trickles to no running water. Globe cell reception still iffy since Glenda hit. Electricity situation desperate in areas where strong winds took down poles and damaged power lines. Overheard: some people out there taking advantage, offering to charge devices for a fee. Sad.

Monday, July 7, 2014

who you dada blog

Search the words - dada blog - on the big G and there I am, on page 1 (with the movement/philosophy, a music band, a dad blogger, doctor...). Then last month, I am still on the prime numero uno page but the bottom half, and sometimes on page 2... kicked off by a nice craft blogger.

Where was she all this time? We started blogging about the same time but I did not notice her till she shot up to number 1 of page 1. I'm glad she caught up, she has a business and a niche -- hers is an income source. Mine is not even close, just a personal journal with one google ad running on a small box in case a visitor decides to click on it which sends a few cents my way.

Why do I want my blog to be on page 1 for anyway? I want to find it quickly, I back-read. Have you heard about bookmarks? Pfft! Seeing myself on top of SERP is awesome! Who the heck searches for "dada blog" anyway? ME!
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