Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

2018: A Year in Review

What a year it has been! Thankfully, today is the second day of the year, 2019. I would like to look back at the best, worst and most significant moments of the year, and look forward to this year 2019.


With that in mind, I'll be sharing my 2018 highlights.

Owned a Best Seller Specs Reagan in Rose Gold - January

I started wearing eyeglasses last 2017. From 50/75 vision, it turned out to be 100/100 with astigmatism this 2018. I won't be surprised because of the nature of my job (constant exposure to gadgets such as laptop and mobile phone). 

I'm still hesitant to try out Lasik eye surgery just like what my sister went through but I won't consider it from now. I don't think it will be worth it due to the nature of my job. I will give it a try when I get older or if I will change my career.

Travelled to Hong Kong and Macao - February

My mom and I have been to Hong Kong when I was 18 years old (we celebrated my debut there). Eight years after, we went back and we were complete. My dad and my sister were with us. 

Last February was our 1st out-of-the-country trip sponsored by me, yours truly. 😁

Sold out my first Honda Jazz car - February

I love our family car so much but it's time to let it go and move on. I won't much elaborate on why we sold it. I'm still thankful that my childhood dream came true even though it was a short one. 💖

I'm not closing doors and I'm looking forward to own and have my 2nd car soon.

First time to be a Speaker in a Tech Event - February

It was an unexpected one. I was invited to speak in 1st Swift Ladies Meetup (Philippines). I was one of the speakers though. Never I imagined that I will speak in front of people (because I'm introvert) and talked about tvOS app development. Thank you SwiftPH for trusting me. 👌

First time to watch PyroMusical competition March

Thank you Eunice, my sister, because she won 5 event tickets. I've been wanting to experience it since 2013 and it came true. Thank you also to my aunt and my uncle for the support.

Travelled to Taiwan - April

This trip was a memorable one! Imagine traveling with family of 10. We experienced bipolar weather when we got there. It was cold on the first day. On the second day, it was very hot and sunny. On the third day, it rained so hard. On the fourth and fifth day, it was windy. 

MY LONG-TIME DREAM CAME TRUE May

I won't elaborate this one because it's a secret for now. I will reveal this on May 2019 so watch out for that.

Got a new iPhone - June

I was torn if I will purchase iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X. In the end, I chose iPhone 8 Plus and will wait for stabilized Face ID.

Watched KZ Tandingan's first concert "SUPREME" - June

It was my first time to watch a concert in a Lower Box portion (I watch concert once in a blue moon). Congrats KZ! I love her voice... 👏

My 26th Birthday - August

Haha! I'm not afraid to reveal my age on my blog because I'm not ashamed of it. 

I had many plans prior on my birthday but I chose to have a simpler one. Simple lunch and simple dinner with family are the best, right? 💞

Invited as a Speaker in the school's IT event - August & September

If you will be invited by your former school to be a speaker, will you say no? For me, it's an honor. 

I was invited last August 29, 2018. I was updated last September 1 that the seminar will be on October 13. It's Saturday so I'm really available and I won't need to file a VL for that. 

A week after (September 7), the seminar will move on November 9. I have to check my schedule and then I filed a VL for that. 

A week after (September 13), the seminar will move on November 16 because of the Sports Fest. I cancelled my VL and filed another date.

October 1, I was given a heads up that the final date will be on November 14 because they have to prioritize other department for the venue. I then cancelled my VL and filed another date.

I still became optimistic on the upcoming event.

ACHIEVED ONE OF MY GOALS - October

Again, I won't elaborate on this one. Huh? What the heck I'm sharing this but I won't mention it. By the way, it feels so good to achieve your goal one step at a time.

Heartbreaking sequence of events - November

After my sister's birthday, we had a family (including uncle, aunt, cousins, etc) dinner at Tagaytay. After that day, my uncle died due to heart attack. It was very painful to my family. 

I also cancelled my scheduled event. Due to the emotional breakdown, I felt sorry for my Alma Mater school because I really can't go to be the speaker on the IT event. It was a roller coaster ride experience. I felt that I'm not a professional individual. I put myself down. It was a depressing one. 

Then, I reflected to the past events. Maybe it's not meant for me. Maybe God put me in this situation to test me, whether I will choose my family or will I go on my own (so called professionalism).

Featured in Acienda Designer Outlet's Facebook and Instagram page - December

Thank you Acienda for including me on chic and stylish shoppers! 👸 It's been a while since I fix and style myself.

How about you? How's your 2018?

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Korean Dramas I Watched on 4th Quarter of 2018

Annyeong! The last time I posted about Korean dramas was last September 2018. For the last 3 months (4th quarter) of 2018. Guess how many I watched since then?

Lo and behold, I watched 9 Korean dramas for the span of 3 months! But there are 5 K-dramas that are still ongoing.


Without further ado, below are the K-dramas I watched and currently watching this 4th quarter of the year:

1. The Third Charm


- Starring Seong Kang-joon (On Joon-young) and Esom (Lee Young-jae).

Release Dates: September 28 - November 17, 2018
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Romantic comedy


2. The Beauty Inside


- Starring Seo Hyun-jin (Han Se-gye), Lee Min-ki (Seo Do-jae), Lee Da-hee (Kang Sa-ra) and Ahn Jae-hyun (Ryu Eun-ho).

Release Dates: October 1 - November 20, 2018
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Fantasy, Melodrama, Romance


3. Where Stars Land


- Starring Lee Je-hoon (Lee Soo-yeon)Chae Soo-bin (Han Yeo-reum), Lee Dong-gun (Seo In-woo) and Kim Ji-soo (Yang Seo-koon).

Release Dates: October 1 - November 26, 2018
No of Episodes: 32
Genre: Romance and Melodrama


4. Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter


- Starring Moon Chae-won (Sun Ok-nam)Yoon Hyun-min (Jung Yi-hyun / Immortal Izy / Deer), Seo Ji-hoon (Kim Geum / Immortal Daube / Bausae), Jeon Soo-jin (Lee Ham-sook) and Kang Mi-na (Jeom Soon-yi).

Release Dates: November 5 - December 25, 2018
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Romance, Fantasy and Comedy


5. The Last Empress


- Starring Jang Na-ra (Oh Sunny)Choi Jin-hyuk (Na Wang-sik / Chun Woo-bin), Shin Sung-rok (Emperor Lee Hyuk), Lee Elijah (Min Yoo-ra) and Shin Eun-kyung (Empress Dowager Kang).

Release Dates: November 21 - present
No of Episodes: 48
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Action, Romance and Comedy


6. Clean With Passion For Now


- Starring Kim Yoo-jung (Gil Oh-sol), Yoon Kyun-sang (Jang Seon-kyul) and Song Jae-rim (Choi Ha-in / Daniel Choi)

Release Dates: November 26 - present
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Romantic comedy


7. Encounter / Boyfriend


- Starring Song Hye-kyo (Cha Soo-hyun) and Park Bo-gum (Kim Jin-hyuk)

Release Dates: November 28 - present
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Romance and Melodrama


8. Memories of Alhambra


- Starring Hyun Bin (Yoo Jin-woo), Park Shin-hye (Jung Hee-joo / Emma) and Park Hoon (Cha Hyung-seok)

Release Dates: December 1 - present
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Fantasy, Suspense, Sci-fi, Romance and Melodrama


9. My Strange Hero


- Starring Yoo Seung-ho (Kang Bok-soo), Jo Bo-ah (Son Soo-jung) and Kwak Dong-yeon (Oh Se-ho)

Release Dates: December 10 - present
No of Episodes: 32
Genre: Romantic comedy



How about you? What K-dramas have you watched this year? Share it here. :)

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Eatigo PH Review: No. 1 Restaurant Reservation Platform


The countdown to Christmas has begun! I couldn't be more excited. Christmas to me means spending quality time with family and friends.

As the year draws to a close and everyone is into holiday mode, why don't we just go out and eat with our loved ones? Sounds good, right?

Note: This is not a sponsored post. :)

» Eatigo «

Have you heard about Eatigo? If not, it is no. 1 restaurant reservation platform that offers amazing dining deals and discounts. What's more exciting is: IT IS COMPLETELY FREE!!! No strings attached. You can just thank me later. :)


Eatigo was founded in 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Backed by TripAdvisor, it is now available in the following countries: Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Philippines, Indonesia and is expanding to more countries.

» How To Use «

1. Just go to this link: https://eatigo.com or download iOS or Android mobile app.

2. Register and make sure to login to get the best deals in town. :)

3. Search and book for restaurants that suited on your budget. Be sure to pick the best date and time. You will automatically receive an email as well as text message regarding your booking details.

I was able to avail 30% as well as 50% discounts on our family meals. That's a great deal, right?


30% discount at Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen

50% discount at Amacena

4. Enjoy! Don't be late and just present your reservation code upon entering the restaurant. The discount will automatically be applied once you billed out. Just simple as that! Just take note that there's no senior citizen or PWD discount. All discounts are exclusive of tax and service charge. :)



How about you? Have you tried their service? If not, are you willing to try? :)

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Product Review: Google Chromecast 2 from Globe Telecom (Philippines)


Hello! I purchased Google Chromecast 2 from Globe Telecom (PH) last November 25, 2018. Then, I received the item last November 29, 2018. There's no shipping fee or whatsoever. The delivery time was pretty fast considering that my delivery address was a provincial address.

For only Php 2,295, you can now own a Google Chromecast 2. The box consists of: Chromecast, power cable and power adapter.

Here's the link if you want to purchase from Globe Telecom (Philippines).


It's one of the best decision I ever made!!!


» Overview «

What is Google Chromecast 2? 

It is a streaming device that allows you to cast your favorite entertainment in your home TVs. Turn your old TVs into a Smart TV!!!

You can now stream and access your favorite TV shows, movies, games, music and more in a bigger screen without draining your mobile device's battery. Your device now will only act as a remote. 

» Setup Instructions «

This photo is from Google Telecom's website:



You can also visit this link for more detailed instructions. 

It's pretty simple, right? Just make sure that your old TV has HDMI slot before purchasing the item. Also make sure that you have a nice internet connection at home for a great experience.

***All you need is a TV with HDMI slot, WIFI connection and your mobile or tablet device with Google Home app installed: Android and iOS.


» Compatible Apps «

You can visit this link to check for all the compatible chromecast-enabled apps.

Spotify, Youtube, NetFlix, DisneyLife and more are included on the compatible apps.

Note: This is not a sponsored post.

How about you? Have you purchased Google Chromecast 2? If not, are you planning to buy?