Wednesday Happy Thoughts!

May 13, 2015

Happiness is:
1. That 5-day staycation at Astoria Plaza.
2. Ishi's 11th birthday celebration.
3. Mother's day and all the sweetness that comes with it
4. My husband and his cooking chores.
5. Crossword puzzles
6. Shakey's Pizza
7. Calamansi muffin
8. swimming
9. gym
10. Avatar Korra. Don't judge me, hahaha.

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My Third Adsense Payout

May 12, 2015

I have been blogging since September 2008 and today makes it 2,415 of blogging over 7 blogs. Since then, I have received two adsense pay outs, monies from writing gigs and paid posts, several prize winnings from contests, products, freebies and free movies.  All in all, blogging has been both fun and a great sense of passive income.

Last end of April, I got my third pay-out for Google Adsense after reaching again the payment threshold. The first payout was in May 2009, then second April 2011 and then today. 

Not bad, considering that I only do this on the side and have not yet seriously considered doing this full time. Yet.

Wednesday Happy Thoughts!

May 6, 2015

Happiness is:
1. Today is Ishi's 11th birthday. Time flies so fast! My baby is almost a lady.
2. 4 days staycation at Astoria Plaza starts today.
3. Photobooks
4. Running
5. Blogging
6. That swimming in Liliw Laguna last Labor Day weekend.
7. Lemon water
8. Our van. Nakakalayo na ung lite-ace ko!
9. Siesta
10. The Pacquiao fight. He lost the fight but won the battle. O ha!

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QIK or It Didn't Happen!

May 5, 2015

In this day and age of modern technology, it just takes a click to share something with your loved ones. But it is a lot nicer and cooler if you can record a short video, and share it with them right away! And that is how Qik makes it a lot more fun!

Capture the moment. Share the laughs.
Send something that’s sure to make your friends laugh. All with one-touch record and sharing. Simply shoot it on your mobile and send a message to your friends.

Yesterday, I bought my gift for my daughter's birthday and I know she would love it and so, I shoot a short video and sent it to her! She was squealing with delight and she was so excited when I got home.
Great for groups
Create groups easily from the contacts on your phone, and send messages to them privately.
Enjoy watching your chat movie grow as more people respond.

It is also great for groups! We are organizing a trip to Fortune Island and what better way to excite our friends than by sending a short video invite! So cool! And now, everybody is shooting short videos, too funny!

Skype Qik is a quick video messaging/communication app that allows you to exchange instant and quick video messages for free. It enables you to capture videos that are up to 40 seconds long, and and send them to group of friends. Skype Qik is available on iPhone, Android, and Windows phones.  More about Skype Qik here:

Lunch Buffet at Seven Corners, Crowne Plaza

May 4, 2015

Thanks to BDO's 50% off promo, we were able to again enjoy the buffet at Crowne Plaza's Seven Corners.  The hotel is just across our office so it was an ease eating there for lunch.  We didn't have a reservation so we just walked in, and thankfully a group cancelled so we were seated after only 5 minutes.  As mentioned in a separate post, I love Seven Corners.  They have a wide selection and I know that I am getting good value for my money. So, for only P885, I present to you my lunch buffet, in the order that they were eaten.

My first plate was this salad. You can make your own and choose from different kinds of dressing or just get from the pre-made salad.
My second plate was Japanese. I had sushi, eel, salmon and sashimi. It was the best! I wish I had more space in my stomach for more. It was so good.
Next plate was the highlight of the meal, the steak and lamb. Served with a steaming mug of gravy (not in the picture) and mint. 
Next plate was seafood.  I had the shrimp and lobster grilled with butter. Yum! 
We also had oysters with cheese.  I have never tried oysters before but this was good!
 And another plate of steak and lamb. We came here for this actually. And it did not disappoint.
By this time, I was so full. But I just had to have two scoops of  teppanyaki with ground pistachio nuts. There are so many desserts to choose from but this is my favorite so far!
And a small plate of fruits to wash it all off. 
The meal also comes with a pot of hot tea to soothe and refresh you. All in all, I always love the buffet experience at Seven Corners.  There are a lot more dishes to choose from but I usually just eat the steak and lamb chops because they alone makes the price worth it. And when its on discount, its more sulit!


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