Tuesday, November 18, 2014

lays stax vs. pringles

Lay's Stax > Pringles. Just sayin'. Pringles hurt the ngala-ngala, Lay's Stax don't. Lay's Stax are thicker, more flavorful. It's hard to keep from snacking on just one handful. I... want... more. A handful and a half is just right. If I have any more I'd be thirsty. If I drink, I'd want more, then I'd get thirsty again, then...

Chocolate in the house. Going through a box of Lindt (pasalubong!). Each person just picks one after dinner.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

new fridge fund

I have a cold. Achoo!

Our old fridge used to shut off by itself at random times. A couple of days ago, it just wouldn't come on. Now, they're cramming things in their smaller, personal fridge but it's getting too full, nothing's getting cold.

The "new fridge fund" should be ready before the week ends. It was started around the start of the year after someone was especially PO-ed after finding out the fridge was off the whole night. The time has come to use it. Hopefully, it's enough to cover the cost of whatever they find at the store that they like.

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.
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