You’ll thank Cloudflare for this

This is no April fools joke but thank goodness for Cloudflare having launched a Domain Name System (DNS) service for consumers that not only will keep browsing data safe from hacking and unwanted advertisers, but appears significantly faster than any other DNS service available. And thanks to Gizmodo for including an easy-to-follow instruction for Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android devices.

Happy Easter!

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The sun dotting beautifully the skyline almost always reminds me of Easter, such as this photo I took when my wife and I went to Marinduque. I remember looking at the seemingly endless horizon and I just can’t help but think about life and get that contrasting feeling of melancholy and elation. Sadness because of discouraging circumstances, happiness because I have overcome and continue to be hopeful.

Like most faithfully celebrating this meaningful day having renewed their faith, I’m thankful to be alive and that all’s well. continue reading »

Let’s hang out at TAYO!

If you work or live near Kapitolyo in Pasig City, there’s this trailer-turned-gastropub you can hang out for late lunch and beyond that serves hefty servings of Asian fusion and Filipino favorites. TAYO All-Day Brunch & Beer (TAYO is short for Tambayan sa Kapitolyo) also serves a mix of local and imported below zero beer and hard drinks for after office gimmicks. Aside from the witty names in the menu (they’re all instagrammable and of course delicious!), you’ll definitely love the familiar “tambayan” look and feel of the place. TAYO is located at 16-I United Street, Bgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig 1603.

Check out some of my snapshots (I was terribly late but glad I decided to drop by) when @IGersManila was invited there last February 3 for a food instameet.

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Disclosure: @IGersManila’s Food Instameet was sponsored by TAYO. Here’s the rest of the #IGMNLxTayo photos.

Running not jogging

When the guard at the office saw me going out in my running gear, she asked if I’m going jogging at the park. I smiled and corrected her, saying “Running not jogging!”

I didn’t renew my gym membership when it expired last August. Well aside from the savings (we’re having our house renovated), due to my schedule, I was only using the treadmill there after work to save time, essentially running or cardio mostly. So it’s a no-brainer that I instead do it outdoors, but I only got to hit the track seriously once construction work at our house was done this November. I signed up to two running events, but I’m not sure I’d be ready as I only started this week, so here goes, this time using Strava.

It’s been 4 months and we’re moving in

After four seemingly long, struggling months, losing most of our furniture as they got wet and broken, going over budget and making several outrageous changes, our house renovation project is almost done, and so finally it’s time to turn it into our home as we move in on this auspicious date. Our six dogs are even more anxious but we’re just happy we’ll be getting back our normal schedules and sleep in our separate rooms.

Laundry moon

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I was doing laundry this late Sunday afternoon. When the washing machine sounded off that the drying’s done, I looked up the sky to see if there’s any sign of rain coming. Instead I saw the moon dotting the orange, cottony clouds, looking small in its crescent phase, as if growing bigger as night fell. I sat there looking at what I’d call the laundry moon, wondering how many like me on earth are staring that way. I then whispered a prayer to thank the heavens for continuing to bless us with its wonderful nature.