Friday, April 04, 2014

Lucky 2nd Anniversary Dinner at Holiday Inn Flavors

The boyfriend and I had been so caught up with work (he in game development, me in both part-time teaching and game development) that finding a nice place for our 2nd year anniversary dinner was sort of a last minute thing. In fact, I had only drawn up Holiday Inn's Flavors restaurant on the internet when I got home last night, just before dinner.

Mind you, he was very insistent on us celebrating during the day itself. I was thinking we could celebrate on a weekend, when the work load was not that bad, but no. It had to be on the day itself. He was adamant about it.

Our table, facing nifty decor



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Saturday, March 01, 2014

Suggested Gifts for the Graduates

March and April are the months when most seniors in the Philippines graduate. Being a part-time faculty for two colleges that both have trimestral schedules, we either have them earlier or much later. In any case, I was asked to check out Lazada's shop to see if I could find ideal gift suggestions.

To be honest, the gifts I picked were ones I actually would like myself. Hehehe, but I'm pretty sure my own students would more or less have the same tastes (since we're all from the video game development industry anyway). So let's start off with the gadget I coveted most:

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom C101 Android

I have been eyeing this since it first came out but I had just bought my Note at that time. I tested out its features and can I just say...Wow. I fell in love with it at first handling. XD



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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Healing Injury Part 1: Losing 13 Pounds in Weeks

I did mention several posts ago that I am currently suffering from plantar fasciitis and creaking knees. And man, the former has been taking months to heal. It was annoying in the first few months (I'd wake up limping in the morning due to pain), but by December (coincidentally the month I pigged out) the pain had become extremely unbearable. By that time, both my feet would be in excruciating pain upon waking up.

I knew what I needed to do then:

  1. Lose weight.
  2. Change shoes.
For this post, I will be talking about how I lost 13 pounds in a span of 3 weeks. I'll save the shoes for Part II.

You'll notice from the photos above how my jawline disappeared as the year progressed? LOL. Photo on the extreme right was my most recent picture (during my students' graduation), after I got my jawline back.



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Monday, February 17, 2014

Through Andrea's Eyes (Hidden Object Game)

It's been a long time since I last touched a hidden object game (I haven't since resigning from Anino Games). I still give my all-out support to my former studio, though, because I have to be honest. In my 16 years in the multimedia industry, Anino Games has the best environment I've ever been in. I miss the people (so many of us introverts in there but we all had such good chemistry).

I downloaded Manila Rush a few weeks ago and I was happy to see that they had FINALLY launched Through Andrea's Eyes. I'll describe the game first and give my opinion later. You can click the photos to enlarge them.

You basically play Andrea's mother. At the beginning of the game, Andrea is shown to have gone into a coma and of course, you want to get her back.

The only way to do this is for you to dive into her head and find out what is causing her loss of consciousness.



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Friday, February 14, 2014

Meltique Steak for Valentines 2014

It's now almost tradition for me and the boyfriend to home cook steak during Valentines because we don't really want to have to deal with traffic and crowds. Especially today, since it's Pay Day Friday as well. Can you just imagine how packed every restaurant is going to be?

It just so happened that while we were planning what to do for our Vday date, we chanced upon Meltique beef at Waltermart. I've heard about this from my room mate Aileen. It's not quite Wagyu (and it comes from Australia) but there's a lot of marbling in the meat so you can actually enjoy good meat for less.

This pair of striploin costs about P560. If I ordered something like this from a restaurant, we'd be spending probably 4x as much.



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