Monday, April 14, 2014

Trunks, Trunks, and More Trunks

I've seem to have gotten this thing for trunks - you know, the kind that you can throw everything into and yet use as a chair, a side table, or a coffee table?

These past weekends, when strolling in the mall, I've seen some pretty interesting trunks, but the prices are just unbelievable, so I as usual, Internet, here I come.

You might not think trunks are worth your while but take a look at these.

The second one is particularly fetching because it's supposed to be Doctor Who-related...and you know how that goes.

Looking for unique trunks, too? Trunks Depot is an online shop that has a lot of options. Click to find us here.

Images via DoctorWhoOne and caliconcept

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New Recipe: Wholesome Beef Stew Recipe from "Healthy Cooking for Happy Kids"

I've always loved to cook, but I've never been one to do well following recipes. I suppose it comes from what I learned from my dad - throw in a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and BAM!, Emeril style.

That being said, I have a repertoire of dishes that I know how to make well. The thing is, it's quite a small repertoire, and sometimes, I find myself looking for something new to make.

Enter the Wholesome Beef Stew recipe from "Healthy Cooking for Happy Kids", a cookbook specially made for moms who want to serve their kids healthier food without too much of a hassle. Technically there are no kids in my house, but sometimes it feels like...

Since we love caldereta - the Filipino version of beef stew - I decided to give this recipe a try.

The ingredients seemed simple enough, so I made a list and headed off to the supermarket to get things together.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

When the Going Gets Tough

The tough gets going...and I suppose that adage is meant to motivate, empower, strengthen, or something along those lines.

But what if you find out that when the going does truly get tough - and I mean shoe sole steak tough, expired beef jerky tough - you're not tough enough to get going? What if you find yourself semi-paralyzed?

I wish I had the answer. Even the hint of an answer would do.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Need Book Recommendations!

I've been doing a lot of reading before going to bed lately - well, I fall asleep in the middle of a chapter most of the time - and I'm in need of new books to read. I've just finished all books the Wheel of Time - a huge chunk of my life over. I also finished the Dragonlance Chronicles - I like it so much I think a reread later this year is in order.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Loving Geekify's Auryn Pendant

The other day, I got a nice little package from the post office. The guys at Geekify sent me this.
Auryn Pendant from Neverending Story
I worked with them on a giveaway over at ForeverGeek, and they went out of their way to send me a token. Unnecessary it may be for them to do that, my thanks goes out to the guys. You rock!

Geekify has lots more cool stuff - Game of Thrones fans, you have got to check their Etsy Shop. Get your credit card out!

Rolling Stone's Top 10 Guitarists of All Time

I've obviously been spending a lot of time on YouTube. Trying to immerse myself in a different world? Maybe.

This video of Rolling Stone's Top 10 Guitarists of All Time is rather interesting, though, and while many of my favorite guitarists are not included, you can't really argue with the list.

I'm not such a geek when it comes to the instruments they use, so it makes one wonder which brands/models they all prefer - yamaha electric guitars? Fenders? I'm sure Google will serve up the answer in an instant...see you later!

Doctor Who 50 Years The Essential Guide

I like nice surprises, and these days, I haven't had any of that; so today was a really good one!

Not feeling very well this afternoon, I didn't really even enjoy a visit to Fully Booked, which is so unusual for me. I actually sat this one out at the Starbucks inside the store, willing myself to feel better.

After, though, I got this nice surprise.

Doctor Who 50 Years The Essential Guide

Pick Me Upper Guitar Videos

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going, they say.

These days, it seems I am realizing just how UNtough I am, so I turn to videos of some of the best guitar players in my book.

Let the music speak for itself.

Little Tokyo Revisited: Rio Zen

View of the garden

I wanted ramen tonight, especially since my tummy needed loving after acting up this afternoon. Thank God for Little Tokyo and its numerous ramen houses. This time, we decided to try another restaurant, Rio Zen.

Digital Walker Eastwood Has a Big Sale Going On

Yesterday, in a quest for normalcy, I went out of my way (literally) to work in a different setting. It did work to a certain degree, and in the evening, we went around to visit old hunting grounds.

We regularly visit hardware and supply stores - it's therapeutic in its own way, and although you can do so from the comforts of home, like browsing through reid supply website, there is something about sneaking in 30 minutes or so at the local hardware as well.

If you're a tech head, though, and you are a sucker for sales, better head over to Digital Walker in Eastwood City. They're one of our go-to stores for iPhone/iPad accessories, and they have regular sales, but the one they're having right now is HUGE.

Take this iPhone 4/4S Peanuts case. It's not one of those Chinese knockoffs, and it usually costs PHP 1,250, but I got it for PHP 100!