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Book Review: Swift for the Really impatient

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I was one of the lucky ones who got to read this book early and so I decided to write a review for the benefit of my fellow developers out there, specially those who are trying to shift from web to mobile particulary in iOS development. I am writing this review in a PHP programmers perspective, I am a seasoned web developer but i have zero experience in mobile. With that said, i have already a deep understanding of how programming works and knows the usual syntaxes and workflows.

Ok, so what’s good with this book? as the book title suggests it’s really for those impatient ones who virtually have no time to dedicate in deeper reading or learning the language and wants to learn it on the fly but just needs some base. This book is not for everyone. If you have zero experience in programming and want to learn swift, you will have a hard time understanding the concepts presented in this book. Continue reading

New Home for this blog

2015 New year’s day happened just a few weeks and there were tons of things I wanna write and share that happened on the months i did not touch this blog.  Primary reason i hesitate on writing is that this blog was hosted on a free hosting at byet.org. Don’t get me wrong though, they gave me a truly excellent service as a free host and all of the items they stated as part of their free service was there and more. I can’t say anything bad about byet hosting in fact i can confidently say, and with a firsthand experience that arguably they offer the best free hosting service on the internet. I am speaking of course in terms of having a blog or personal websites which are written in PHP as it’s the only thing i tested. So all in all my byet.org experience was great and If i need a free hosting they’re my top choice. But then again as a free hosting it has it’s share of limitation, for one they only allow a certain amount of traffic per day and if your site reach that thresold your site will get suspended and re upped the following day when the traffic cap is reset and second big issue for me is the security, they would not be held liable if anything happens to your site, if it gets take down by stupid hackers then their hands are clean or if something goes awry and you lost all your data then they’ll have nothing to do with it. I am not sure though if this is really in their terms but that’s the way i see it. I mean, it’s free right, so you are entitled to NO help, you get your hosting as it is. So there, those reasons contributed why i hesitate to blog regularly and put tremendous effort in blogging. Continue reading

God’s not dead, must see for believers and none

God’s not dead 2014

I’m talking about this movie -> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2528814/. The title says it all and it’s what this movie is all about. The message is really simple, it makes us realize that God is there, that our God is real and that we should all be living for God and that everything here on earth is temporary. God should be our ultimate Goal, not wealth, not health and physique, not fame, not earthly happiness but a real relationship with God. Don’t get me wrong though, i do not mean that making money is bad, nor is working hard for your health to be better but if you let these things your purpose for living then you’re making a huge mistake. Some might argue that they want to be wealthy so that they can take care of there children’s future and that is correct, no arguments but in gaining this wealth are we sidetracking our relationship with God? You can have all the money and I guarantee you that without God’s blessing and grace your children’s future are not secured. How many rich kids life ended up in a complete mess? Talk about excessive partying, doing drugs and just living carelessly and happy-go-lucky. Now with all those money, yes you’re child seems happy living life to the fullest but are you really happy about it? Continue reading

My First Fun Run

L-R: My Wife Guia, Me, Lynx (friend of my wife), our daughter glee piggybacking, @jollibee family fun run 2014 Aug 10

L-R: My Wife Guia, Me, Lynx (friend of my wife), our daughter glee piggybacking, @jollibee family fun run 2014 Aug 10

A night before the fun run, i felt really excited and nervous at the same time. I had run 10km only once and it was just a relax run not really something of a race effort. In my head i kept on saying what if I end up really winded and not being able to finish it and what if i collapse due to exhaustion there are many ifs in my mind. I didn’t sleep well that night, maybe i managed to sleep like 5 hours tops, i wake up really early, more or less 3am in the morning. When i decided that i needed to get up already and prepare i felt some energy that surge in my body, I felt like i was ready. I was well rested because i haven’t run for 5 days before the race. There were 0 pains in my legs. I feel so fresh coming to the race.

So we headed to NCCC mall, that’s the venue of the race and the starting line, with my wife and her friend and with our baby daughter glee who was still half asleep in the car. They we’re running too but only 3k and they brought a stroller where our daughter would just sit and my wife pushing the stroller throughout the length of their race. I went ahead and run earlier than them because i’m gunning for 10k so our gun start was an hour earlier than them. So i went to the crowd, then have my race details checked and then i heard the call for all the 10k runners. I then headed to the assembly area with the runners who are also participating. I had no running buddy with me so i just stood at the corner listening to some songs from my phone. I also whispered my prayers and asks for his guidance and protection while running. Continue reading

New Shoes, New MILEStone

My  Skechers Go Run 2 - running shoes

My Skechers Go Run 2 – running shoes

I mentioned in one of my previous blogs that i am recently into this running activity. It appears i am going serious on it which is really what i want. The benefits of running are endless although there are cons.

So last week, i felt it’s cons. My knees are very sore after running like 5km on alternate days. I’ve read and researched about it and it turns out it maybe because of my feet and my shoes. I learned that i needed to know which type of feet do i have with a very simple wet test. Found out afterwards that i am flat footed, the arches on my feet is very low. Also by observing the wear on my shoes i found out that i am on overpronator, and that this motion is very prone to injury. I needed shoes specifically made for running. I wasted no time to browse the internet and read reviews and asked around. A friend also suggested a shoe and then when i read reviews to those who uses it, it turned out it was a great shoes and budget friendly compared to other brands. I end up buying the skechers Go Run 2, mind you, this is my most expensive shoe to date but compared to other brands it appears as a good bargain. Try to browse for running shoes with the brands Newton, Saucony, Brooks, Mizuno, or even Nike and you’ll see. I bought this pair for P4,395 and thankfully the guy at the cashier offered us a 10% discount if we avail for an SM advantage card and we did. Continue reading

fit? not yet

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my 4km jogging route, as suggest by my friend and neighbor Allan

I started engaging myself in this physical fitness stuff around December of last year (2013) when i felt really weak physically and months earlier than that when a grasscutter said to our helper that he was contracted by that “fat guy” obviously referring to me as i was the one who requested for his services.  I looked at the mirror and i said, damn I am really fat. I checked the weighing scale for some second opinion and i am in excess of 160lbs and for a guy who is just barely 5’3″, that must be really fat? I checked my old pictures and wow i can’t believe my body grew to be this fat. I believe it started when we moved into a separate house with my wife because she can buy and eat what she wants when she wants to and me would willingly help her into any junk food or healthy food she can get her hands to and because i am prone to impulsive eating I end up eating significantly more than her. It could partly also because whenever we do groceries, i can’t help myself but by a pack of beer. It was like i wanna copy what the Americans does on tv, there fridge are always stocked with ice cold beer ready to be chugged anytime. Continue reading

gift o’ gift. any ideas?

care to help me what gift to put inside this box?

care to help me what gift to put inside this box?

In about 23 days from now, she’ll be celebrating her 29th birthday and we’ll be celebrating our 2nd civil wedding anniversary. It is an event for her and a big day really and she’ll be expecting something from me. I acknowledge that it is my rightful duty to give her a gift because she deserves it, really. She being nothing but a good wife for me and a good parent for glee, there are occasional clashes of differences between me and her but those are trivial and doesn’t count really on her real character. My wife i know this is a really advance post but i need to write this one down so that somehow if anyone gets to read this post maybe they can send me a comment or message me if they got any gift ideas. Continue reading

beginning again

So one afternoon, after a long day at work, alone at home since my wife has gone to the city proper to process some paperworks, glee is with her of course and so i have nothing left to do and thought maybe it’s good to sweat out some of the excessive fats i have. The past week has been nothing but eating some junk foods and fruit shakes since we bought a blender. So it’s like almost every afternoon my wife makes an avocado shake or any fruit she gets her hands on from the nearby market.

So since the makeshift basketball court on the opposite street was already taken down and i can’t go jog and leave the house with no one in there I decided to bring out my old skateboard. It was literally ages since I step foot on it let alone do an ollie, or maybe not, i thought i ride on it very rarely like maybe once in 4 months just to get my feet to feel the board. As you maybe already know i did suffer a break in my fibula and so my right leg is limited for some serious action. I don’t know but this day i felt it’s time for my feet to try doing what i used to do and i loved to do which is skateboarding. I felt maybe because i’m already jogging well like 3 kilometers on mornings and my leg aint hurting anymore afterwards so it’s about time i test it. Continue reading

Life – FB = refreshed

15 days ago, for some odd reasons, partly maybe because of my grief to my dog who just died at that time, I decided to do the unthinkable. *SOUND INTRO* *TADA*  … I blocked facebook in my desktop! yes really, sounds crazy or dramatic or call it what you may but yes i blocked facebook! Some will maybe raise an eyebrow and will say that i can’t sustain this craziness and maybe one day i will login and post a stupid status updated. They maybe right but then again they maybe wrong too. Nobody knows what the future holds and that is a fact but what’s real at the moment though is that you can’t login to facebook using my desktop. You can login using you cellphones or laptops because i did not block it in my router so in essence if i wanted to i can still login to facebook. I just needed to do this first step to unshackle my life from what seems to be over information brought about reading anything and everything on facebook. Before anything else you might want to look at the screenshot of how my monitor looks like when you are trying to access facebook.

Screenshot from 2013-10-30 05:48:01 Continue reading