a boring lifestyle

maybe part of parenthood na yan.

napa-isip lang kasi ako ngayon… di na ako maka-kain sa labas ng bongga. bakit? bukod sa sandamakmak kong utang, inuuna na namin siyempre ang gastos kay baby boy. namely diapers, gatas, tubig, sabon, etc. at kapag naisipan naming kumain, dun na kami sa ‘tried and tested’ na. a.k.a. McDo, Jollibee, KFC… exciting pa bang i-blog yun?

na-imagine ko tuloy, parang sponsored entry yung dating:
“OMG! Jollibee slashes P20 off its 1pc. Chicken Joy meal! Tara, kain na tayo!”

*insert face in pabebe pose*

insert my face. ew.

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hahaha!

hay naku. ganun na talaga siguro. perhaps this is the perfect time to do a review of the past events i haven’t blogged about. even the blog entries na sinabi kong gagawin ko na di ko naman nagawa. anak ng teteng… 1 year overdue? balyenang delayed? ganon?

anyway, will try to catch up on blogging soon. or maybe i’ll start vlogging naman. :D who knows diba? boring na kasi ang type lang ng type. :P

mr. wrong

they say when you marry, the husband is never Mr. Right. from that point on, he will be Mr. Wrong.

because your wife will always be right and everything you do is wrong. :P

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men, don’t fight it. don’t argue about it. they’re always right and you’ll never be. and it’s your responsibility to keep your woman happy… even if it means swallowing every bitter part. come on, you’re used to that beer since college. another bitter juice won’t be as bad.

and that’s how we show love.

one thing i learned from bo sanchez was that your actions become your feelings… not the other way around. or at least what you do influences how you feel. so if you’re mad at your wife, cook her breakfast anyway. if she wouldn’t talk to you, say a bad joke and laugh alone. just do it anyway. because eventually, that awful feeling goes away.

forgot your anniversary? well, that’s a different story… prepare to die!!! :P

you’d think for someone who’s got a big brain and comes from a decent university, i’d have some space to put all those dates in my head and remember them. unfortunately i can’t. am i genetically predisposed? or just a lame husband? :P

so… with that long preamble…

Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

“becoming” a prepper

and i thought i was just becoming a flashaholic. apparently, it’s worse. i’m becoming a prepper!

but i think i’m not really transforming into one. i’m just realizing that i have always been one. and i’m just acknowledging it. prepping has just become second nature to me since i grew up experiencing the earthquake of 1990, eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, rotational brownouts, lahar, and the annual flood that last for months. and i learned how to adapt. and we survived.

what are the signs of my prepper ‘heritage’?

1. there’s canned food always at home. ok, maybe this is a pinoy thing. but whenever i see the pantry getting low on canned sardines, i almost begin to panic.

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2. instant noodles. oh the staple food of the masses. low on nutrition, high in sodium and calories.

promo pic? LOL

promo pic? LOL

3. flashlights. this might have been just a ‘re-awakening’. my dad always kept a flashlight under his pillow at night. i may have just gotten a little more sophisticated by choosing compact multi-mode flashlights instead of the D-size battery flashlights.

4. ’emergency lights’. but i think every household in the 90s had one. but these were the tube fluorescent lights. now we have LEDs which is more compact and longer-lasting. i bought 1 rechargeable light, 1 rechargeable flashlight, and 1 i got from the christmas party exchange gift. i actually think i need more. XD

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5. backup battery. well, my dad used to hookup the old Tamaraw electric fan to the car battery as the backup when brownouts were common in the 90s. but now, i bought a generic powerbank and a USB-powered electric fan from CD-R King for the little one. but i’m still planning on purchasing the full-sized rechargeable one. :)

6. radio (via cellphone). we had transistor radios before that could run on 2 AA batteries just in case the power went out during storms so we could have some entertainment but mostly to listen to the news. now, i’m thinking of getting a ‘stand alone’ unit just because we might need our cellphones for emergency calls or i might loose it.

7. water. back in my hometown when i was a kid, our water came from electric deep well pumps. so when there’s no grid power, you better have potable water stored somewhere. we used to have the ‘tapayan’ and then was replaced by the plastic Orocan. now, my dad keeps several in plastic containers. meanwhile, i haven’t started storing that much water yet. i just make sure the pails in the CR are full. i’m a bit constrained by space. i might be relying on Manila Water too much right now but i think it’s best to be prepared so this is what i’ll probably be working on soon.

8. documents. my dad has all important documents in one bag under my bed. i used to leaf through them a couple of times when i feel like it. i even saw my grandfather’s report card. yes. my grandfather who i never met in person has his report card at home. with my great grandfather’s signature! how cool is that?! :) meanwhile, we keep ours in a plastic document case which keeps them waterproof. but right now, the cabinet where they are stored isn’t that accessible so i think i might need to move their location. a secure but accessible one.

are you one of us? what preparations have you made for any natural hazard? are you prepped?

my lenovo a516 sucks.

i don’t want a missed opportunity again to blog so i’m rewording what i posted on instagram. i’m finally admitting it: my phone sucks.

i was hopeful when i got the lenovo a516 from my retention plan. it was nice, big, and sleek. i knew it had its limitations but when older hardware performs better than newer one, you know it’s badly made. The Galaxy Pocket has android Gingerbread 2.x but the Lenovo A516 has Jelly Bean. yeah, yeah, it has a newer version of Android but clearly, it does not suit the hardware. so bakit mo ipagpipilitan diba?

Oh well, the shortcomings are becoming headaches. Or am i just becoming impatient? hay…

so there. i really can’t blame anyone but myself for accepting this unit for my postpaid plan. pero Lenovo… naman… ayusin niyo. “for those who do” pa naman ang tagline niyo. eh from what i’m experiencing, i can’t do anything kapag naka-connect na ako sa wifi or use mobile data. and even if i overcome the RAM bottleneck, crash lang ng crash yung apps. sorry but your phone disappoints big time.

sorry na lang din if i distrust any gadget that has your name on it from now on.