Sunday, February 23, 2014

feed for dummies

Ooookay. So my blog feed got messed up {for the first time, mind you}. All along I thought it's Bloglovin that's being stupid. As in galit na galit ako sa kanya to the point I tweeted pa my annoyance. Hehehe. False accusation, sorry naman! But can you blame me? My last published post in Bloglovin is dated January 22. I already made six posts after that.. 

                                                                             January 29:   2013 at a glance 
                                                                             January 30:   perfection ❤ 
                                                                           February 03:   blog chain: the liebster award 2014 
                                                                           February 04:   rivercreek farm 
                                                                           February 12:   late night whatevers 
                                                                           February 22:   it's about time

I linked them up on purpose just in case, you knoooww, you wanna catch up with your reading. :) Anyway, last night I finally decided to face the problem and I found out that it wasn't Bloglovin after all and that the real culprit was none other than.. my own FEED!!

common web feed icon

So what is a feed? A web feed (or news feed) is a data format used for providing users with frequently updated content. Meaning, kay pareng feed tayo dapat magpasalamat kung bakit may laman yung mga dashboard natin. Likewise, if our blog feed gets caught up with errors, we won't be able to see our new posts in our own Blogger dashboard. Same goes for our Bloglovin accounts and our followers' dashboards and blog rolls. That's exactly what happened to me! The only way for my readers to find out about my new posts is to actually visit my blog. At this point, I'd like to thank Jun and Mae for having the initiative in doing so and for pointing out my blog's oddity. If it weren't for these two, I probably got stuck hating Bloglovin. Ooops!


When we talk about feeds, two more words arise.. syndication and aggregation. I know right? Pagbigyan nyo na 'ko! Syndication.. from the root word syndicate, meaning an association of people or firms blah blah. So syndication is like the process of making syndicates. Web syndication..  refers to making web feeds {the syndicate} available from a site in order to provide other people with a summary or update of the website's recently added content. Connect, di ba? Aggregation.. from the root word aggregate meaning total. Simple as that! Aggregation refers to making the syndicated web feed accessible in one location for easy viewing. If I understand things right, Blogger performs the syndication and our dashboard brought about by GFC {Google Friend Connect} and Bloglovin do the the aggregation. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. God forbid, wag naman sana. :)

Moving on, there are two main feed formats.. Atom and RSS. The latter sounds familiar, noh? RSS means Rich Site Summary and is often dubbed as Really Simple Syndication. It is based on XML, a widely used standard for textual information exchange between applications on the Internet. RSS feeds can be viewed as plain text files, but they're really designed for computer-to-computer communication. Atom, on the other hand, is very similar to an RSS feed but it was developed to address the flaws of RSS. Comparison between the two loiters over the cyberspace but let's not dig deep into that 'cause my braincells are hurting already. Kidding!


Default Feed. If you are using a popular blogging platform or publishing tool like TypePad, Wordpress, or Blogger, you likely publish a feed automatically. Yep, that's wright! So feed illiterates such as myself can actually be a "blogger" without understanding feeds, syndication, RSS, etc. Although, FeedBurner's services allow publishers who already have a feed to improve their understanding of and relationship with their audience. More on FeedBurner later!

To see your Blogger feed settings.. from your Blogger home page > Settings > Other > Site Feed Section.

In Post Feed Redirect URL is my DEFAULT FEED

FeedBurner. Everyone who has a Blogger account, automatically has FeedBurner access too. Cool beans! That's http://feedburner.google.com, by the way and simply use your Google credentials. FeedBurner is a web feed management provider launched in 2004 {and later on acquired by Google}. It provides traffic analysis and an optional advertising system. But for my case, I used it in troubleshooting my feed.

To check your feed's health.. from your FeedBurner home page > My Account > FeedBulletin > Click on the link you're subscribed to.

The topmost/recent line says it's all clear now, cause I fixed my feed nga.
But prior to the fix, it displays a couple of error lines.

What Went Wrong. Just so you know, there is a feed file size limit. Google support says it's 512K but the error message on my feed bulletin says it's 576K. I'd like to believe their support documents need updating. But anyway, the problem was that my feed exceeded the limit. *insert grinning emoji here* It's rare for a feed to be larger than the limit but when it happens the most common cause are entries edited in Microsoft Word and copied later on in Blogger. Note to self: Notepad can do the trick, skip MS Word.

Finally, the Fix. No brainer, really! Reduce your feed size below the limit! At dahil bawal ang swapang cool, I'll tell you how.

From any page of FeedBurner > My Feeds > Feed Title {or your blog's title} > Edit Feed Details


Change the Original Feed Address. My default was http://atasteofapple.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default and I changed it to http://atasteofapple.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?max-results=15. The max result can be any integer from 1 to 500. Click the button Save Feed Details. It will tell you whether you updated it succesfully or your feed size still exceeds the limit. Just lessen the max result until it no longer exceeds the limit. Viola! The blog posts that weren't reflected on your dashboard will finally appear as if you just published them. Fist bump!

woohoooo!

PS
I'd honestly let you skip this post 'cause quite frankly, if I didn't have a problem with my blog, I wouldn't bore myself with stuff like this. Like SRSLY.

PPS
Thank you, Wikipedia & Google Support. Like SRSLY.

Friday, February 21, 2014

it's about time

It's about time, it's about time that I write again. ✌ So for this morning, I'm sharing to you my recent movie discovery.. About Time. I actually read about it a few months ago but I only got to see it last week. What a shame! Anyway, to give you an idea about the movie, here's the plot summary as written by Universal Pictures.

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time... The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life-so he decides to make his world a better place...by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he's never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again-and again-but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart. Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter, despite a nasty traffic jam outside Abbey Road. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can't save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous too.

It's ironic how Tim and Mary were the main characters but it was Tim's dad's presence that moved me, especially towards the end of the movie. If it weren't for the few last scenes, I'd say the movie was so so. I actually got bored with it at first to the point that I needed two days in order to finish it. Hehehe. So I suggest that you fight the boredom, finish it until the end, and eventually find out how good of a movie it is. :)

video
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About Time

BUT WAIT.. THERE'S MORE! Hahaha! About Time landed a post on my blog not just because of the movie itself but also because of its soundtrack. There are 16 tracks, of which my favorites are.. The Luckiest, How Long Will I Love You and Friday I'm in Love. Gold in Them Hills is good too.

Track 01
Ben Folds - The Luckiest

I don't get many things right the first time
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns
The stumbles and falls brought me here

And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know that I am
I am, I am the luckiest

What if I'd been born fifty years before you
In a house on the street where you live?
Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike
Would I know?

And in a wide sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize
And I know that I am
I am, I am the luckiest

I love you more than I have
Ever found a way to say to you

Next door, there's an old man who lived to his 90's
And one day, passed away in his sleep
And his wife, she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away

I'm sorry, I know that's a strange way
To tell you that I know we belong
That I know that I am
I am, I am the luckiest

Track 02
Jon Boden, Sam Sweeney & Ben Coleman - How Long Will I Love You

How long will I love you
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I can

How long will I need you
As long as the seasons need to
Follow their plan

How long will I be with you
As long as the sea is bound to
Wash upon the sand

How long will I want you
As long as you want me to
And longer by far

How long will I hold you
As long as your father told you
as long as you are

How long will I give to you
As long as I live through you
However long you stay

How long will I love you
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I may 


 Track 03
Paul Buchanan - Mid Air

Lyrics
 The buttons on your collar
The color of your hair
I think I see you everywhere

I want to live forever
And watch you dancing in the air

All the lies and make believe
The very things that one day leave
But I can see you standing in mid air

The girl I want to marry
Upon the high trapeze
The day she fell and hurt her knees

And only time can make you
The wind that blows away the leaves

For everything that life was worth
The fallen snow, the virgin birth
Yeah I can see her standing in mid air
I can see you standing in mid air.


Track 04
 Groove Armada - At the River

 
Track 05
The Cure - Friday I'm in Love
 I don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's gray and Wednesday too
Thursday I don't care about you
It's Friday, I'm in love

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Oh, Thursday doesn't even start
It's Friday I'm in love

Saturday, wait
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday, never hesitate...

I don't care if Mondays black
Tuesday, Wednesday - heart attack
Thursday, never looking back
It's Friday, I'm in love

Monday, you can hold your head
Tuesday, Wednesday stay in bed
Or Thursday - watch the walls instead
It's Friday, I'm in love

Saturday, wait
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday, never hesitate...

Dressed up to the eyes
It's a wonderful surprise
To see your shoes and your spirits rise
Throwing out your frown
And just smiling at the sound
And as sleek as a sheik
Spinning round and round
Always take a big bite
It's such a gorgeous sight
To see you eat in the middle of the night
You can never get enough
Enough of this stuff
It's Friday, I'm in love

I don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's gray and Wednesday too
Thursday I don't care about you
It's Friday, I'm in love

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Thursday doesn't even start
It's Friday I'm in love

Track 06
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

Lyrics
He left no time to regret
Kept his dick wet
With his same old safe bet
Me and my head high
And my tears dry
Get on without my guy
You went back to what you knew
So far removed from all that we went through
And I tread a troubled track
My odds are stacked
I'll go back to black

We only said goodbye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to.....

I go back to us

I love you much
It's not enough
You love blow and I love puff
And life is like a pipe
And I'm a tiny penny rolling up the walls inside

We only said goodbye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to

We only said goodbye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to

Black, black, black, black, black, black, black,
I go back to
I go back to

We only said good-bye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to

We only said good-bye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to black

 Track 07
Ron Sexsmith - Gold in Them Hills

Lyrics
I know it doesn't seem that way
But maybe it's the perfect day
Even though the bills are piling
And maybe Lady Luck ain't smiling

But if we'd only open our eyes
We'd see the blessings in disguise
That all the rain clouds are fountains
Though our troubles seem like mountains

There's gold in them hills
There's gold in them hills
So don't lose heart
Give the day a chance to start

Every now and then life says
Where do you think you're going so fast
We're apt to think it cruel but sometimes
It's a case of cruel to be kind

And if we'd get up off our knees
Why then we'd see the forest for the trees
And we'd see the new sun rising
Over the hills on the horizon

There's gold in them hills
There's gold in them hills
So don't lose faith
Give the world a chance to say...

A word or two, my friend
There's no telling how the day might end
And we'll never know until we see
That there's gold in them hills

There's gold in them hills
So don't lose heart
Give the day a chance to start

There's gold in them hills
There's gold in them hills 

 
Track 08
Nick Laird-Clowes - About Time Theme


Track 09
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms

I don't believe in an interventionist God
But I know, darling, that you do
But if I did I would kneel down and ask Him
Not to intervene when it came to you
Not to touch a hair on your head
To leave you as you are
And if He felt He had to direct you
Then direct you into my arms

Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms

And I don't believe in the existence of angels
But looking at you I wonder if that's true
But if I did I would summon them together
And ask them to watch over you
To each burn a candle for you
To make bright and clear your path
And to walk, like Christ, in grace and love
And guide you into my arms

Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms

And I believe in Love
And I know that you do too
And I believe in some kind of path
That we can walk down, me and you
So keep your candles burning
And make her journey bright and pure
That she will keep returning
Always and evermore

Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms


 Track 10
Jimmy Fontana - Il Mondo


Track 11
Nick Laird-Clowes - Golborne Road



Track 12
Sugababes - Push the Button


Track 13
t.A.T.u. - All The Things She Said 


 Track 14
Barbar Gough, Sagat Guirey, Andy Hamill 
& Tim Herniman - When I Fall in Love 

Lyrics
  When I fall in love it will be forever
Or I'll never fall in love
In a restless world like this is
Love is ended before it's begun
And too many moonlight kisses
Seem to cool in the warmth of the sun

When I give my heart it will be completely
Or I'll never give my heart
And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too
Is when I fall in love with you.

And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too
Is when I fall in love with you.


Track 15
Sebastian Klinger & Juergen Kruse - Spiegel Im Spiegel


Track 16
Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You

Lyrics
How long will I love you?
As long as stars are above you
And longer, if I can.
How long will I need you?
As long as the seasons need to
Follow their plan.

How long will I be with you?
As long as the sea is bound to
Wash upon the sand.

How long will I want you?
As long as you want me to
And longer by far.
How long will I hold you?
As long as your father told you,
As long as you can.

How long will I give to you?
As long as I live through you
However long you say.

How long will I love you?
As long as stars are above you
And longer, if I may.

[Spoken:]
We're all traveling through time together
Every day of our lives.
All we can do is do our best
To relish this remarkable ride.


Capping this post with my favorite line from the movie.. "Life's a mixed bag, no matter who you are." Tim's dad said it. Just so true, eh?


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

late night whatevers

Finally got to be with my college friends again. Yaayy! Guys, we got to give the credits to Jhov for bugging Jun to treat us. She started a few weeks ago with a simple puntahan-ka-namin-libre-mo-kami-SB threat {yes, I prefer to call it threat} but it got postponed several times so we ended up with a nightlong catching up. We last saw each other July of last year by the way, so it's understandable. Too bad Nok wasn't able to make it this time. We missed you loads, baks! :*



Anyway, I was the first one to arrive but Jhov showed up shortly after. She dragged me to places 'cause I had no business in the mall whatsoever. It was okay with me until she availed free trials in Watsons. Naloka akoo! First, she got her hair curled and then next.. free eyebrow shaping and eyebrow makeup tutorials. Hahaha! Muntik ko na syang iwan sa inip. :P

We then looked for a place to dine. It was almost 9pm and if we won't be able to look for a place, we had no choice but to leave the mall. We found out that Starbucks is open until 11 and Jay J's until 12. So, we were good! Jhov and I settled at Bake and Churn while waiting for the others.

this is why it's bad to make me wait :')


Next to arrive was Mhoi. To speed things up, we proceeded to Jay J's and placed our orders while waiting for Jun and Den. Fortunately, it didn't take long before the two arrived. It's funny how we were teasing Jun that we ordered a lot and that he'll be the one to pay for everything when prior to that night, he already said that only our coffees will be on him.

Contrary to what we were making him believe, we only got a group meal good for five persons. That's a platter of rice, crispy pata, kare kare, sinigang na bangus, pancit canton and a pitcher of iced tea. We got a bucket of beer and squid head for pulutan too.

Our food arrived on time, thank heavens. I initially wanted to take photos of everything, yah knoow, for documentary purposes.. but they were attacked by hungry dinosaurs. Hehehe. And speaking of the food, think Gerry's Grill and you'll have an idea of what to expect. I loved their kare kare the most. On nom noom.

And guess who paid for the bill? Jun, of course! Jhov shared too but it was mostly him. Thanks Kada!! Thanks a bunch to Den also for allowing Jun to feed our starving tummies. May the good Lord bless your bank account more.. para alam mo na! Hehehe.

Mhoi

Jun and Den ❤


We transferred to Starbucks to grab our coffees - courtesy of Mhoi this time. Jhov and I accompanied him in placing our orders and when we came back, Jun was playing Flappy Bird on his tablet. I've been reading tweets about it but I was never the type to jump right to the bandwagon. But this time, I got curious. I tried to play the game using Mhog's phone and I got so pissed. Nadagdagan na naman yung listahan ng frustrations ko sa buhay. My highest score while we were in the coffee shop was seven, Jun said I should at least make ten. Shusshh. 

Since the guys went all the way to SM Fairview from their far-flung places,  they didn't want to end the night as early as 12am.  Just how weird that phrase is? Night? Early? 12am?? Hehe. Anyway, Jun called my sister {yes, they are friends too!} to ask for another place that's open until past midnight. My sister suggested the commercial center Pearl Drive, so off we go!

We found the KTV Studio Five. They offered expensive packages at first but after we declined, a staff approached us to let us know of their hourly rate. If I'm not mistaken, that's P85 per person per hour, minimum of 2 hours and on top of that, you have to grab food/drinks worth P300. No problemooo, said my rich friends so we went on.


For the first thirty minutes or so, I was preoccupied by Flappy Bird. Pero ipinagpalit ko na't lahat yung mga kaibigan ko sa ibon na yun, di pa rin ako nakasampu. Bwisit! I made 9 though, 1 point short of my goal but I had to let it go.

As soon as I ditched the game, I started selecting fun songs for everyone to sing. The funniest was when we sang Uncle Kracker's Follow Me. At first aliw na aliw kami, then we realized sobrang paulit ulit na sya. Haha! The next song on queue was Waterfalls then Mhog and I sang in unison.. "Waterfalls and everything is alright." ♫♪♪ Hahahaha!! Tawang tawa kami sa mga sarili namin. Mhoi and I also kept dancing. We only had more or less three moves and we would adjust the tempo of our movements depending on the song that's playing. I can only imagine the riot if Nok was there.


Den.Mhoi.Apple

Den.Jhov.Jun.Mhoi

If there's one thing I didn't like about Studio Five, that would be the owner's rudeness. We were already told by a staff that our time was over when she passed by and knocked our open door several times. As in dumaan lang tas nangalampag. She didn't say anything, she didn't even check the room. By that time we were already preparing and Mhoi was just finishing his song. Dbaa??! It was made worse by the fact that I easily get annoyed with rude people. I mean, I'm never a goody two-shoes but rude.. never! Another staff pacified our my annoyance, apologized and explained that she's the owner and she has always been strict with time. Well, one can be strict without being rude. Anyway.. I just asked the staff to take our group picture so we can finally drag our butts away from Pearl Drive.


thanks a bunch, guys!

Got home past 2am and messed up my body clock for three freakin' days. Just today I'm back to normal so here yah gooo.. a blog post! :)


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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

rivercreek farm

Last month's highlight was our impromptu mini vacay at Rivercreek Farm. It's a farm in Guiguinto, Bulacan that's being managed by my cousin's hubby. They moved there way back and we've been wanting to visit ever since. Obviously, life happened again and it was only mid last month that we were able to visit. Biglaan pa!

It was Saturday morning when we were contemplating a visit the next day. My sister then told Teigs {our cousin} and that's when we found out that kuya Marvin {her hubby} will be running errands later that day. Instead of bargaining for a Sunday visit, my sister agreed to meet them after lunch of Saturday. FAIL! Only mom, me and my two sisters were available that afternoon. Papi was tired from the long week of work and my brother just woke up from a Friday gimmick.

Anit {my sister} was rushing us the whole morning 'cause according to her, kuya Marvin will pick us up at 1pm. We were at the meeting place at around 1:30 if my estimate is right. Que Horror! We've finished our dessert already, incidentally saw half of Foursome, and still haven't heard from our sundo.  Apparently, kuya Marvin didn't receive Anit's text message. I sent another one despite of her annoyance and that's the only time we got a reply. I was already pissed when they arrived at around 3pm. For the record, I'm blaming my sister for her inefficient organizing skills. Hahaha! And yes, maiksi talaga ang pasensya ko. Sorry na! :P


We got there at around 5:30. They began taking photos as soon we got down our ride. They also started roaming around after we have settled. Tapos ako, ayun nagmumukmok sa isang sulok. Hehehe. Don't get me wrong though, I rarely do that. Medyo masama lang talaga ang tama ng sumpong 'cause it was the time of the month. Girls, I know you understand. :) Anyway, they fetched me up for dinner and I had no choice but to go with them, else I'd die of hunger. After that, I felt a little lighter and I slowly let go of my ugly monster side.

What was supposed to be a day visit turned into an impromptu overnight stay. Teigs was more than willing to rummage their closet to look for nighties that we can borrow. When we were finally ready for bed, we squeezed in a short kulitan with our nephew, Marcus. Yep, he's the little warrior I blogged about before. He's still fighting Neuroblastoma and is undergoing treatments so your prayers are very much needed and appreciated. :)



I woke up before sunrise the next day 'cause it was super cold. Teigs was up early too so she served me breakfast while waiting for the others to wake up. Also, Dana brought her lappy and it kept me entertained until the crack of dawn. Then I made the most out of the morning by taking selfies and photos of the place. Sarap ng walang kaagaw sa limelight. Hehehe.

good morning, Bulacan ❤


Of course when my bitches woke up, I got demoted from model to photographer. Our favorite prop was the tractor. We'd ride it and do different haciendera poses. Mga feeling, when in reality kahit bike wala kami. Hahaha! Mom joined the riot too. Kunwari pa naiinis sa instructions ko, tapos nakapagpalit agad ng profile picture. Parents nowadays. 

Joyce aka Anit

Dana





#OOTD


We stayed down the bar for a while then kuya Marvin accompanied us to see the sheep and goats. It was fun giving them grass to eat. Although the big ones, and those with horns are kind of scary.  Lalo't di ko naman pinangarap ang masungay ng kambing. :P




Quick snack then we headed to the ponds to fish. Can I just say that it was SOOO FRUSTRATING?? I'm a frustrated many things but If I have to choose the worst one.. that would be this, FISHING. Next would be biking, then wakeboarding, then sandboarding. See? Told you there's a lot. Going back to fishing, it's been my frustration since Boracay 2012 happened. We went fishing and only one among seven actually caught a fish. So that's easier to accept. But this one??!! Anit caught four while Dana caught two.. AND.I.GOT.NOTHING. Bilad na bilad na 'ko, wala pa rin! The conclusion? I was too loud and maligalig for this hobby. But I'm not giving up just yet.. you'll see.



on the way to the fish pond




Lunch came next. While we had sinigang for dinner, we had adobo for lunch. Teigs cooking never fails. I'm a fan of my father's cooking and only Teigs can put up a fight. Above all, almost everything is organic in their farm - from their food, to their drinks, to their lotions and topical creams, down to their meds. Full-fledged quack doctor na ang pinsan ko. Hehe. She's also very willing to share her knowledge to the point that mom was almost convinced to switch to everything organic.

We then prepped to head home. And because Teigs is the awesomest of all awesome hosts, may mga baon pa kami - organic rice, epsom salt, clothes.. pati halaman gusto pang ipadala. Hahaha! Kuya Marvin was equally awesome too, sending us again all the way to TriNoma. Whewww!!




Thanks a bunch again Teigs and kuya Marvin! May God continue to bless your beautiful family especially our little warrior. We shall see you again soon. And oh, can't wait for Xana! ❤


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Monday, February 3, 2014

blog chain: the liebster award 2014

Sparing away from all the recap thangss, here's another blog chain I'm {somehow} adhering to. First it was THIS BLOG CHAIN from Zai and now this liebster thingamajig from Mae. Thanks for tagging me, dearie. Appreciate it! :)


Here are the rules
1. Link the blog that nominated you for the award.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
3. Create 11 questions for the people you nominate to answer.
4. Choose 11 bloggers to nominate who have less than 200 followers.
5. Let the people you have nominated know that you have done so.
6. You can't nominate the person who nominated you.


1. If you could go to any city/country (all expenses paid), where would you and why?
I'd really love to say Paris but that would be too conventional. Besides, there's an article that went viral saying it's possible to explore the said city with a limited fund.. so I guess I would say Switzerland, Geneva or Zurich both fine. They are both expensive cities and the question says 'all expense paid'. Hehe. One must make the most out of every perquisite, me thinks.

via
Chamonix and Mont Blanc

via
Ch√Ęteau de Chillon, Lake Geneva

2. Do you have any secret skill nobody or very few people know?
None. I make it a point to flaunt my skiLLzzz. Haha! I'm definitely kidding. I have no talents or skills whatsoever. Although I make up for it with my wonderful personality and sense of humor. Hahaha! I'm definitely wasting your time here. ✌

3. Can you speak more than one language? If yes, which? If not, is there a particular one you want to learn?
Nope. I'd love to learn French so that I'll be ready for my Swiss tour, refer to question #1. Bonjour! Hehehe.

4. What is your worst pet peeve?
JSYK, I get annoyed easily so there's actually a lot that irritate the heck out of me. Worst would be.. irrational people? Gaah, I hate adults who sulk. Also, I hate messy creatures and any form of mess in general. And oh, those with poor hygiene. I can go on and on..

5. If you had a super power, which would it be?
Uhhmm.. memory manipulation perhaps.

6. Do you have any favourite dessert? 
CHOCOLAATEESS! ❤ Lindt Lindooorrr. Sabi na Swiss ako dati eh!  :P Dark chocolates, Twix, Mars, Milky Way, Toblerone, Kisses and M&M's too. Sorry, Goya! Gotta love imported this time! :P

7. Where would you go if given a time machine?
Ang hirap namaaaanSiguro I'd go back to the Jurassic Era 'cause I used to be so interested with Dinosaurs {and the solar system too} when I was younger. Kaso baka makain ako ng Dinosaur, so dito na lang ako. Hahaha!

8. What was your most intense dream you had? 
Once I woke up crying because of my dream but I can't remember exactly what I dreamed about. Also, I had dreams about death but nothing really intense or nightmare-like.

9. Sky diving or bungee jumping? 
I'd love to experience both but if I really have to choose one, that would be bungee jumping. I used to single out Macau Tower's Sky Jump but after finding out about Danao Adventure Park's The Plunge, I'm okay to try the latter first.

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10. What was your favourite childhood toy/game?
Barbies? Hehe. I'm the typical annoying girly girly when I was a kid.  No piko, no patintero 'til I got into high school. Such a loser, ikr?

11. Why did the chicken cross the road? 
To get to the other side. Uhuuhhh, uhuuhhh! Hahaha! #cheater

And because I'm a trying hard non-conformist {and I'm too lazy to come up with 11 questions}, I'm not nominating anyone. Ha! Seriously, I can't think of anyone who would answer questions for me. I need more blogger friends in my life. Anyway, thanks again Mae for your interesting questions. Bright kiddooo! :)


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