Whenever I’m in Manila, I make sure to meet up with two of my oldest friends, Tine and Rhoda. Over the years, if it wasn’t the movies, it would be coffee, food, or videoke, or all of the above. This year, I dragged them to Art in Island in Cubao. I’d been seeing a few […]
The 100-day project has concluded almost a month ago, and I have to say it is one of (if not the only) Instagram project I have ever completed without fail. No matter how busy the day was, or even if there wasn’t an available internet connection, somehow, I managed to submit a total of 100 […]
Sephora, the well-known make-up and cosmetics chain of stores is finally in the Philippines. They have recently launched their website Sephora.ph which showcases an array of brands, including their own line. Some brands (like Nars, Too Faced, Urban Decay, Make Up For Ever) are not available though, but since the store is still at its early stages, we can expect to see a lot of changes and addition to their current line of products (*crosses fingers*).
The brand’s presence in the country is currently limited to the online space as there’s no physical store as of yet. The items, once ordered, will be shipped from Sephora’s Singapore warehouse (the contact number on the site is a Singaporean number, so maybe they don’t have a local office yet?). All orders amounting to P1,300 and above are eligible for free shipping! Yay!
I work from home, and it can get quite boring at times, so I travel a lot too. This brings up a need to always update my gear to make transit as painless as possible. I own a 15-inch laptop and lugging it around isn’t always the best option.
I had been interested about bluetooth keyboards for quite a while as I thought working from my iPad mini is much more convenient for travel. I was shopping with my friend in Megamall when I stumbled upon the Logitech K480 in Octagon. So, I had one of the guys there test it out on my iPhone, and needless to say, I walked out of the store carrying the thing.
Features I like
It allows for three device connections and it’s easy to switch from one device to another. This is especially convenient for when I’m working and Viber-ing at the same time. I can switch from my iPad to my iPhone and type out a reply without having to pick it up.
It is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Android.
It is lighter than my laptop.
It fits in my purse.
It is relatively easy to use.
It uses AAA batteries which last for about 8 hours if used continuously. So that’s about 2 AAA batteries daily if I were to use it for a day’s work. Your next best option is to invest on rechargeable batteries which is expensive. Plus, most of the chargers come with 4 AA batteries, so you have to buy your AAA batteries separately.
Lag time.I find that there’s a bit of delay when I’m typing and it could get really frustrating especially if you’re on a deadline. And the back key is ultra sensitive that it goes back two steps instead of just one when pressed. I have to really be careful not to make spelling mistakes to avoid hitting the back key. It’s that or I have to hit it really gently.
The keys are noisy. I don’t mind it, really. In fact, I hadn’t even noticed until one day when I was working with my friend and she said she couldn’t concentrate because my typing was too loud.
4. It doesn’t have a trackpad. It’s annoying to have to constantly touch the screen if I want to go somewhere on my document, or my iPad. I think it kind of takes away a major chunk from the usefulness of this product. But I’m still getting the hang of all the shortcuts. Maybe it just takes a little getting used to.
I feel that I have not used it to its fullest to make a sound conclusion. So far though, I think it’s useful enough to use for short trips or for working in coffee shops. For longer travel though, I still need to bring a laptop as some of my work requires stuff that only an actual computer can do (which is more of a limitation on the iPad and not the keyboard).
To know more about its specifications, click here.
In October of last year, while I was in Melbourne, my friend who lives in Sydney swung by for a really short visit. I asked my sister where’s the best place to get dinner that’s not overly expensive, but has good food and she recommended Gami.
Gami is a Korean-style fried chicken and beer restaurant (sort of like Kyochon, but a million times yummier, IMHO). Their fried chicken comes in 4 flavor variations: Original, Sweet Chilli (my personal favorite!), Soy Garlic, and Spicy (second favorite!). You can order half & half flavors, but they tend to just put the sauce in dipping containers instead of directly onto the chicken. TIP: If you want more sauce, I suggest getting just one flavor so you can get your chicken swimming in yummy, saucy, goodness.
The restaurant also offers other food such as Tteok Bok Ki, Kimchi Pancake, Corn Cheese, Potato Heaven, and more! Here are pictures of my personal favorites!
Gami is my most visited restaurant in Melbourne. I’m definitely going back when I visit my sister again. If you want to know what other things are in their menu and where their locations are, head on over to their site at www.gamichicken.com.au. (Menus vary by location).
If I would describe 2015 in a few words, I’d have to say it is my Art and Travel Year. Here’s how my 2015 went in pictures. (Thanks to Windows’ Photos app for organizing them by date!)
A lot of things happened last year and to sum them all up in 12 pictures is totally an understatement. I really should get better at blogging about stuff that are happening in my life. I have been to a lot of places in 2015, and yet have only blogged about a few. TT_TT. My next post is definitely going to be about resolutions.
Happy new year, you guys! I’m so excited for 2016, how about you?
I had a couple of beach trips last summer. One in Palawan, and another one in Boracay.
Last year, I, together with my friends Kat and Reena, went to Boracay (I didn’t blog about it, but I posted our parasailing video). And after a year, Reena and I went back. It wasn’t a vacation really, because we didn’t take leaves from work. It was a 7-day trip of working from the island (can’t complain). We didn’t do any activities, except the Pub Crawl (which I’m gonna blog about separately).
Here are some of the pictures I took during the trip. There aren’t many as I didn’t bring a camera. All pictures were taken using my iPhone.
This post is mainly just a photo dump to document my trip. Will update with more meaningful posts soon.