Friday, December 27, 2013

Noche Buena 2013

For Noche Buena, I decided to invite some friends over since it was just me and my friend, Cora, at the house. Oh yeah, Cora has been living with me for a while now. It's very Will and Grace of us.

My mom is in La Union and my dad is in Ilocos and I didn't want to brave the swarm of people travelling during the holidays.

Cora and I spent the whole afternoon cooking and preparing food. As usual, I went a little crazy and we ended up with too much food considering most of our guests came after midnight because they spent Noche Buena with their own families first.

Basically, these are the same people I spent New Years eve with last year and just like last year, we had so much fun. Wala kaming ginawa kundi kumain, magtawanan and para sa aming mga sunog-baga, magyosi.

I used to complain about the things missing in my life, but now I realize, I have all I could ask for.

Good food shared with good friends makes the perfect holiday party for me.

Sana next Christmas, ganito ulit kasaya.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Hello ladies, gentlemen, gentlemen who also like gentlemen, and everyone else in between. It's the most wonderful time of the year again! Socks are hung by the chimney (or stairs) with care and half of people are stinking drunk.

I would like to greet each and everyone of you who still read my blog, a very Merry Christmas!

Now, I know I'm not exactly religious or anything but I admit that I love the tradition that is Christmas. Plus, I love the gifts I receive every year :)

I've had some really crappy Christmases in the past but this year was amazing. It was the best, I would say. I'm very thankful of all the blessing and crap I received this year. I have a stable job (I'll be celebrating my 4th year with the company in a few months), I have amazing friends and some amazing family members who continue to love and support my every whim, I smoke a pack of cigs a day but I'm still healthy as a horse, I still have you, my readers who try to understand why I don't post as often as I used to, and I have an amazing boyfriend who loves me despite my gaping flaws.

I no longer ask for what's missing in my life. I have all I could ask for.

May your days be merry and bright. I bid all of you, a goodnight.


Adam, The Holiday Hoe :)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Macbook Pro Case

Dahil sa mahal ang Macbook at naprapraning ako every time na ginagamit ko, I decided to buy a case for it.

For things like this, I usually check for suppliers since kuripot ako haha.

I found someone who sells plastic shells for Macbooks. I called the number on his ad and I asked him a few questions about the cases. He was very polite and accommodating, in fairness. He asked me the model number of my Macbook para sure daw na tamang case ang madala niya. We decided to meet on a Thursday.

Originally, I only wanted to buy the orange case but when I saw the blue one, I wanted it as well. Alam niyo naman ako, impulsive buyer haha. It looks pretty diba?

The price on his Sulit Ad is 780php and the case comes with a keyboard protector and dust plugs. Not bad narin ah. CLICK HERE TO CHECK HIS AD.

He sells Clear (Trasparent) and Matte (Semi-Transparent) cases for the Unibody Macbook White, Macbook Pro and Macbook Air. The available colors are: Red, Orange, Yellow, Aqua Blue, Royal Blue, Lavender, Black, Gray and Mint Green.

If you want to buy from him, you can reach him at 0922-3167-238.

Try niyong humingi ng discount, malay ninyo, magbigay :)

Oh and pag bibili kayo, sabihin niyo nakita niyo sa blog ko yung info. Malay ninyo, bigyan ako ng discount pag bumili ako ulit haha. Tulungan ha! Alam na!

Yun lang naman. Natuwa ako sa case. The quality is pretty good and it snap-fits into the macbook. The keyboard cover/protector serves it purpose plus it makes my keyboard look really purrty. At least ngayon, hindi na ako napaparanoid everytime ilapag ko somewhere yung Macbook. Ang mahal eh. Magalusan na ako, wag lang yung Macbook. Char!

Note: This is not a sponsored/paid post. I really liked the product kaya nagpost ako. Again, yun lang po :)

Early Christmas Gift: Macbook Pro

Santa came early this year in the form of my sometimes-but-not-always crazy mother.

The last time she bought me a laptop was for my birthday back in 2009. That laptop broke last year and having it repaired would cost an arm and leg. Even the people at HP told me that it would be cheaper to just buy a new laptop.

I was planning on buying a laptop this year but it took me a while to decide what brand. I was choosing between an Asus laptop, the Lenovo Yoga or a Macbook.

Eventually, I wanted a Macbook. It's freaking expensive so I asked my mom if she can buy me one as a gift. The conversation went something like this:

Ma: Why do you want a Macbook?
Me: I need it so I can work even when I'm away from my computer.
Ma: No. You need a laptop. You want a Macbook.
Me: Uhhh... yeah...

Eventually I managed to convince her to get me one but she wanted me to split the price. I paid for 1/3 of it's price :D

We bought it at Power Mac in SM North Edsa. After playing around with it for 2 days, I understood why people prefer using Mac's. It was confusing at first but once I got the hang of it, I realised it was fairly easy to use. I told my mother that she should get one too. She said she doesn't need one yet.

Thank you for the awesome gift Ma. Love you :3

Internet Tethering

I have been a SmartBro WiMax user for a few years now and I rarely experience any problems with it. I think the fact that one of Smart's towers is close to where I live has something to do with that. Like any other "budget" connection, my speed varies depending on the time of the day.

When I got the unit back in 2010, my download speed reaches 150 kbps which isn't bad considering I only pay 1k per month. 

Now about a month ago, I experienced my first major issue with the service. 

I Dreamed A Dream at Bed

During the first week of December, we held a World AIDS Day concert at Bed Bar in Greenfield, Ortigas. Together with the concert, it was also our Christmas Party at LoveYourself, the group I volunteer in.

We sang songs as a group and there were solo performances. Of course, hindi ako nagpakabog. I had to sing a solo. To give you an idea why I sang this song, we had themes. Basically it were the different experiences that gay men go through. This involves falling in love, first heartbreak, family, being part of the community, etc.

I chose to sing a solo for 'first heartbreak' and the song I picked was I Dreamed A Dream from the hit musical, Les Miserables. What other song is there to sing for a theater nut like me, right?

Apologies for the quality of the video, I had to lower the resolution on my phone because I was running out of space.

O, wag masyadong okrayin ang performance ko ah. At that moment, all I could think of was, try to out-Fantine Anne Hathaway. Char!