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What is it that makes us happy?

really…

this is the sort of question one asks when someone has encountered a road block to somewhat seem an endless happiness.
yeap. i'm not sure if i constructed that first sentence right, but i just wrote it and if you may, read that line again on Dr. Suresh' voice.  If you did not watch “Heroes” series then just forget about it.

ok. so what makes us happy?

we'll the answer ain't that really hard to find. i know for some people. Let's not look far and just look on what's infront of us at this time. Literally, our computers, well smartphones for some techies. Ok so let's open our favorite online hangout. which is? you guess it right. Facebook. just go over your newsfeed and there you can see endless posts which does at some extent signify happiness for some. There are exceptions though when some select few posts about rants and unluckiness, and unhappiness, and sadness and what have you. I understand them perfectly. Let's get back to the positive side, and let's look at the happy faces, the happy smiles. What do you see? You want to be in their shoes at that very moment. right?! Please tell me i am right? So there you go, I guess that's what happiness is or atleast that's what happiness is about. So let's have an example, actually let us have a lot of example and try to list them as guide to our quest for finding happiness.

Ok so someone post about eating a mouth watering food. Someone posts about her favorite shoes. Someone posts about their new house or new car. Someone posts about her favorite pet. Someones posts about him dating her pretty girlfriend and sometimes posting kissing her on her cheeks. Someone posts about excelling in his chosen sport. Someone posts about getting a high mark on an exam. Someone posts about achieving greatly in his career. Someone posts about listening to his favorite song. Someone posts about hanging out with his circle of friends. Someone posts about getting drunk. Someone posts about how lovable there pet is. Someone posts about getting together with his family. Someone posts about there newborn baby. Someone posts about their recently concluded vacation. Someone posts about landing his favorite surf trick. Someone posts about… well umm it's getting boring honestly but with the examples i pointed you have a clue about what happiness is and it should be clear by now right? Continue reading

How’s my new year? seriously

Well seriously? ok, can’t remember when i am not. Ok so my new year went something like this… wait, wait, hold up. Shouldn’t I start by stating what happened in my life in 2012? I insist. Can’t do anything about it this is my space. Ok, so just a quick run down of what I did or what happened in 2012 as far as My limited memory is concerned. My then girlfriend now my wife Guia and me went to boracay then camiguin then in Palawan. I am not really sure about that though as currently im really sleepy coz it’s like 1am here, why am i still up late? Details later. Ok so in short we travelled well in 2012. In terms of health, i’ve had more trips to the doctor in 2012 compared to the preceeding years, maybe it’s understandable as I am getting older and my body kinda worn out by nature. I am not really sure, just a guess. We’ll that’s one of the not-goods in 2012 but im hoping i’ll be so much healthier this 2013 specially that I’m kinda working out my body now. ok so what else, ahh the most significant one, God gave us a child. A gift of life. Baby glee was born on Dec. 6. yes. Another thing is I got hitched. Meaning game over for me. I am married legally on the date of my wife’s birthday. July 25. Another is I gave something significant to my mama and papa, I had them built a small boarding house with 6 beds so they can have a sustainable source of income, though not that big but if handled properly i can see it generating around P10k a month. I think those are the really significant ones. There are some else like this blog is setup in 2012, pacman was KOd in 2012, got a heartbreaking loss on my nba team the boston celtics. Career wise? I can say not really a good year for me, i can do better I know with God’s help and grace but along the way something went wrong, My long time employer kinda like went shaky towards the later part of the year. I dont know if I contributed to the companies demise but I did my part to help maybe I’ve made my shares of mistakes too. On my spiritual life, My wife and I joined Couples for Christ where at first I was just forced in to it but later on it seems God worked or wanted me to join there with the group of people who openly profess their faith, which myself I do not do. I mean i am a bible reader and a FIRM believer in the powers of God. I love to pray but my worship skills seems kind lacking. Singing praises to God is fun. Praying together is great. Joining CFC was an eye opener for me plus you get to meet people from different walks of life and they have their own share of stories. I liked the open forum part. I never ever did something like that before and that new experience was really an awesome one for me. So I think that sums up my 2012 if every I’ll remember something worth adding here no worries I’ll just add a separte blog post about it and probably come up with a title like “Why did i forget that I did this in 2012”. So yeah that’s about it. Continue reading

Lazada.com.ph online shopping haven for pinoys

The first time I came across lazada.com.ph was on TV. I think my wife was watching Princess and I at that particular time then on every commercial break the lazada ad caught my attention. Specifically the part where it said Cash on Delivery. I said to my wife, wow is that for real? So being in the internet 24/7 i quickly browsed their website. It did not take long for me to familiarize the websites interface, of course it helped that i am a web developer by profession, but the site has a simple yet very comprehensive layout. Kudos the guys who developed that site, you are online shopping cart masters without a doubt. So while browsing, many gadgets on sale where presented to me and seemed like tempting me like crazy. Though sorry to say, i can’t be tempted by these gadgets no more. Well honestly. i kinda talked to my wife about buying a macbook pro for apple apps development and I said to her lazada would be perfect as at that time there was somewhat of a discount though not much but still it’s a discount. My wife instantly trounced that idea, reasoning that we have a house to take care of. We still need to finance for the tiling of the floor and building of the fence and gates. So that idea was really shortlived but still i had fun browsing about the macbooks, asus laptops, and more gadgets that i think i can use but clearly the intention of buying is slim. Continue reading

The Family of Gift givers

We’ll as much as i want to claim that i’m talking about my family, the family i grew up with, sadly i am not. We just aren’t. Maybe because growing up we doesnt have much extra cash to spend or my Mama is simply too busy for wrapping gifts and my Papa, we’ll let’s just say his not into it. I don’t know if they were raised that way though, or it’s just the economy that pushed them not to be big on this gift giving business. In fairness to them i do remember receiving many gifts when i was like an early grader. Papa looks at my tests if I got 100 a G.I. Joe Automatically follows. Mama gave me and my siblings gifts too though she hates spending money on expensive items like the GI Joe i mentioned. This post is not really about them though because the topic here is about the habitual Christmas gift giving regardless of generation and age.

Ok so the family i’m talking about is my wife’s family. Yep Guia’s family, specifically the mother’s side. The Carmens. Maybe the Montejo’s too but i really did not get a chance to attend there christmas parties as most of them already are older than us. My wife’s father is the youngest of them siblings so it follows that Guia is one of the youngest among the Montejo Cousins but on the Carmen’s they are of the same ages. So there’s not much of a generation gap really. Continue reading

Trying out wordpress for iphone

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Im currently laying down in bed w baby glee sound asleep on my chest. I am immobile at the moment, cant do nothin yet but wait for baby to wake up. So i took the initiative to try and atleast be productive. So i borrowed my wifes iphone and searched for wordpress in the appstore and alas i found one. It’s perfect. Though it’s A little tough to write with the iphones keyboard maybe im not just used to it but Levitra this will do. While baby is asleep it is the perfect time to write something to my blog. I know in time ill get used to typing to this iphone. Ill be faster i hope. Continue reading

CFC bible reading guide

This app is for those Couples for Christ members or just about anybody who wants to read the bible on a daily basis on an automated and electronic way. This requires you nothing but an email address and an internet connection of course. This service is 100% free. The readings were taken from the Bible Reading Guide given to us when we finished CLP. It contains bible verses which can be read from day 1 to day 365. What this app does is it Valium emails you everyday the verses that is assigned on that particular day as specified in the CFC Bible reading guide.

I tested this app for 1 month now and so far it’s smooth so I decided that it’s ready to be published here in my blog and made known to the public. If you want to give it a try or if you have been searching for a service like this you can go to the app by visiting this link http://bit.ly/CFC-Bible.

Baby glee has arrived!

My wife, Guia and I, were expecting this baby around 1st week of December and her due date was Dec. 6 as estimated by her OBgyne and amazingly the OB got the date perfect. Baby glee was born last Dec. 6 2012. Glee is just her nickname, our daughter’s fullname is Ghleanna Makiyah Lambo which my wife personally picked. I picked another name though, but you know these pregnant mom’s it’s hard to argue with them. lol. I even sweet talked my wife to name her like 4 letters example “Thea”, how i arrived with that? secret. my wife knows. Anyways my wife wanted the name longer and hence that name was chosen.

Ok. So the arrival of baby glee was not so smooth sailing. Around 2 weeks prior to Guia’s delivery date her doctor IEd her and found out she was like 4cm something and so she was asked to be admitted immediately. Guia, being a nurse by profession, knew very well that she is not in feeling any symptoms or the labor pains yet so she postponed it thinking she will just feel it the following day. Days passed and she grew restless and worried why the baby hasn’t come out yet. I always tell her that baby comes out when the baby is ready. A line I got reading from yahoo answers of some experienced mother. That proved helpful. Continue reading

Pacman’s role reversal

Dec. 9, 2012(GMT+8, Philippine Time) the date of the downfall of the greatest Filipino boxer to ever donned gloves. Juan Manuel Marquez, Manny Pacquiao’s nemesis timed a perfect counter right straight to Manny’s jaw, squarely just below the lower lip and slightly above the chin. This punch caused Manny to lay motionless, face planted to the canvass and lungs clearly gasping for air. The scene was difficult to take specially that Pacquiao has become the nation’s sole flag carrier with regards to international sports. Filipino’s could just stare blankly on the screen with mouths wide open uttering jibberish sounds as the person they consider to embody them could get up no more. The Pacquiao era could very well be done.

What went wrong? Manny Pacquiao was heavily favored to KO Marquez. He was like a strong bull which no matador could tame but alas this bull could only attack so much and ran into real student of the sport and a genius at that. No question Marquez is no pushover, yes he is older than Manny  at 39 but as they say wine gets better when it has aged, same thing could be true for Marquez. This is the 4th time they fight, and this time Marquez made sure he has all the arsenals to defeat Pacquiao using the previous 3 encounters as his learning references. Marquez is just clearly better at this point. Plain and simple the better man won that night. Continue reading

Zoo York State of Mind Premieres in Manila

Zoo York has a lengthy and flavorful history, starting from the earliest days in the ’70s and ’80s when Zoo York was simply a collective of creative skaters, graffiti artists, b-boys and punks getting down for themselves in NYC. In 1993 OG East Coast skaters Rodney Smith, Eli Morgan Gesner and Adam Schatz turned the vibe and storied name into the beginning of the company we know today. A barrage of raw, gritty urban output followed in the form of skaters from the streets getting together with artists and musicians from the streets to create shoes, apparel and skate gear with always-legit NYC heart and soul in the mix, and the look and feel spread around the world with a quickness. In the following years, Zoo blew up and became a huge brand name known everywhere. They’ve managed to keep their East Coast roots strong while expanding their reach, and 2009 finds them dropping a new video (their first in many years) with a largely new crew of team riders.

Catch the Zoo York State of Mind premiere on these dates:
June 20 5PM- Robinsons Place Ermita/ SM Megamall Atrium
June 21 5PM- SM Mall of Asia/ Trinoma Mall

facebook fever

yup2.. im on facebook now. After long years of refraining from joining any social networking or community sites I finally decided to signup and try out facebook. I didnt signup because i want to use those craps like connected with everyone and find someone crap, I just want to try out the now fastly growing facebook api. Facebook offers freedom for developers to build apps inside their facebook flatform. You have to let yourself be familiar with how facebook works, the modules, sections etc and most importantly how facebook works. In addition to their api, they have developed some facebook exclusive tags know as fbml and their javascript safe counterpart the fbjs which means facebook markup language and facebook javascript respectively. There are some couple others but just more advance but ill not go in to that. Continue reading