Sunday, December 22, 2013

Duolingo App

One of the best apps. Downright 5stars, I just downloaded the latest update although the release has been a while.

I've been learning Spanish before and I think I get to rev up again my skills.

Happy Holidays to you all!!!


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Children of the Light

Children of the light, do not stumble because you are in the light. One who keeps the whole law, but stumbles in one is guilty of all.

~previous lessons


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Paper and Ink

Ink overflowing on a pen, bleeding
Blue taints on white paper, spreading
Uncontrollably on its surface, soaking
Inevitably as if a rape, is happening
from the ink uniting in to the whiteness of the paper

My hand smudged
I rubbed it to erase the ink
All the more it expanded
Extending, further, blotching
My skin


Monday, November 18, 2013

Happy Birthday Mother 2013

To my beloved mother, another year has passed. Gone are the days and months, it's another chapter to unfold in your journey.

It makes me sad though that you're celebrating today, Monday, inside the hospital. 

You were strong in thoughts, and I can see it in your eyes, fighting further, even if you aren't speaking the pain you're having. It breaks my heart to note that you're undergoing all these, turmoils and sicknesses. I was dreaming that you should be enjoying your old age. Pure bliss and happiness, but, you were not spared.

Yet, I believe ur courage, your persistence, your endurance - this has long been a yoke. But you never complained, you accepted it all, you were brave in fighting.

I love you mother, happy birthday!
Keep fighting, keep living!


Friday, November 15, 2013

iBooks updated!

It's a fresh look for the iBooks on iOS environment...
Go grab the update today in lieu of the iOS 7 upgrade back to back.

Highlands 2013

"For every dream in our heart,
GOD gives us inspiration
For every hope we seek,
GOD gives us unexpected miracles
For every faith we believe,
GOD blesses us more"

Psalms 16:1-2 at 7-8 NPV

Folks, check this link.

and this too:

enjoy watching.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Left Handedness in Technology and Gadgets

Since i'm using more of my left hand in doing things, i noticed lately that i'm more comfy in doing the clicking and "right-clicking" of the touchpad using my right. When i switched it to my left, it kind of gave me this feeling of slowness, bringing a tick for me to use my right again.

Then, when i text single-handedly using the iphone, my right hand does it in a breeze, tried using my left and my thumb cannot reach those corners whenever i use it to tap, same is true when i get to slide using my palm, in conclusion, my right hand does better, way versatile when it comes to gadgets.

Now, why am i saying this? I'm currently investigating the relativity of left-handedness in the present technology age today. Does it follow the rule that when you're left-handed since birth, you get to carry it all the way through as you age?

It's like a pair of scissors, most often than not, the available scissors are for the right handed people, us, left-handed folks are but to settle on what's available, thus, we end up using our right-hand in cutting, until such time that we tend to practice it without difficulty and thus forgetting that the left-hand must do it.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Resurrecting this book from old baggages.... 


Monday, September 23, 2013

How Save Battery in iOS7?

Battery juice plays a vital role in smartphones, it's the blood and oxygen of every gadget.

In my 6 days of using iOS 7, there's no denying that it's a battery vampire.

I've been checking blogs, news and comments on how to mitigate this, so far, these are the top two drivers in patching this issue.

1. Turn On the "Reduce Motion" option under Settings - General - Accessibility 

Somehow, this shiny parallax effect drains your batt easily.

2. Adjust your screen brightness. Don't set it to auto-adjust. Maintain the slider at the minimum (closest to the left).

Pagudpud September 2013

Day 1 in the North...

- Mac

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Positive Outlook

Positive outlook, is a choice.

It was a learned lesson today, in our Sunday worship service.

It's given that when everything goes smoothly in our lives, happiness reigns. But, is that always the case?

Are you brave enough to accept the reality that it's not only the good things we receive in life that make the journey worth it, but also the trials that are thrown on us?

Besides, we should not only accept the positive things happening in our lives, but most of all, to embrace the thought of having stricken with grief and pain.

To achieve hope, there's a simple progressive formula. Sufferings make faith and hope perfect, how?

Suffering creates patience, patience creates perseverance. Perseverance creates character, character creates hope.

The constant endurance of suffering will make our faith complete. And who are we to say no to sufferings, let's put to contrast that blessings are not measured only in good tidings but of the equal opposite.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Problem Solver

How savvy are you when it comes to problem solving?

May it be the simplest of the things happening around you, or those related to your job, or even relationships - family & intimate persons in your life.

There would be always a common ground, the more problems you solve, the more easier your life would be. The journey will always be an adventure, not a boring one.

MAC (contemplating on workloads)

Monday, September 02, 2013

Jobs the movie

'twas a spur of the moment decision to go see the movies last night.

We ended watching Jobs in Mall of Asia. It cemented further my deep reverence on Steve's leadership abilities and his "making a dent" in this universe dogma. 

- Mac 

Sunday, August 11, 2013


Dearest Dimples,

thank you i guess
isn't enough
when all is done
it can never end

to walk you in light
is my task
and shall never end
though you have light

it's to a never where
until the stream runs dry
and the water will break
the stone, to give way a path

thank you, i guess


Saturday, August 03, 2013


In the welter of my own concerns, I too often forgot that other people had burdens just as heavy...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


When is the time for me to gather the crumpled beddings of the past...
When the battle is lost and over?

When shall I recompense to undo the guilt and shame of thoughts aloud in wander…
When the water ran dry and thirst is no more a cry?

When shall I get tired to succumb in to the mystery of endless yearning...
When the wick of a candlelight is gone?

When shall I stop stumbling down the widened path of utmost distractions...
When the lips of the angels are sealed and their praises are just silence of hope?

When will my tears stop running down my cheeks as the anguish carved and deep…
When the wind can no longer blow and can't dry the mist?

When shall the music return to its endless care of the wondrous hope?
When time stood still and all seem to freeze?

Allow me to say …

"it's not forever until it has changed"


Monday, July 29, 2013

Apple Advisors

I was researching on the topic of working remotely and came across this culture from Apple... Who maintains an intense work commitment amongst its employees and the delivery of customer service.

“Apple has no qualms with saying if you are not the best, you can always work somewhere else. They make that abundantly clear.”

Sunday, July 28, 2013

How To React if You Are Being Fooled?

Walking away from it is the wisest thing to do. Fight him and win her back, and what do you have? A woman no better than a bitch in season that goes with the strongest dog.
Confront her and have her disdain you, and you will only have added to your humiliation. Think of it this way, if it comforts you at all. She will always wonder at how easily you seemed to let her go.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Water is to ship; persistence is to --

I want to be like water
... That I can slip through fingers
But still can hold a ship 


(Lift from captain Ahab)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

To Err

I look back and sometimes it seems that that the times when I was almost certain I was doing the right thing was when I made my gravest errors

July 8 2013

- Mac

Saturday, July 06, 2013


Ang tuntunin ay walang puso... Ngunit tayo ang may puso


Friday, July 05, 2013

Do it again... And again

The routine every person must do...

July 2013

and i saw a vision.

the marching of the kings.

with winged shoulders, blithely approaching the cliff


Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Of Perseverance

I died long ago in a barren soil
Claimed by the wickedness of turmoil
Unfurled like a sail to drive by the wind
Farther... Farther into nothingness 
Drifted, apart from vex of other forms
Alone, wallowing in a tender caress of the passing time

Hope again, simmered like pot of broth
Estrangely biting the skin
Wincing of too much heat
Leaving the drenched soul into lowlessnes 

And is the twin of waiting
As the other is not around when one is far
Freely roam and never to go back


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Love for the Brotherhood

Someone who is outraged with anger to his brother is a murderer.

For you should love and care for one another.

That you must share and help those who are in need.

That a true love for the brotherhood is to willingly sacrifice life if it needs be.

MAC (Saturday Dawn)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Rain Drops

caught. in a spider web's mesh
spun through. and through it goes
like an endless. spinning wheel
only to be stopped. by the waking
dream in a nightmarish state. with raindrops

reality. creeps in like a somber soul
abandoned as a body. gets departed
when the strength can no longer. carry on
the weightless thoughts diverted into. something
that shatters the carefree flowing sound of. raindrops

yeah. raindrops
keep on falling on the rooftops
of my forlorn looking cabin

and there it goes... raindrops
slowly. touching my skin


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Of Books

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” –Francis Bacon

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Of Faith

Faith is the confident assurance that something we want us going to happen.

Obedience is the key to prove our Faith to Him.

Live in responsive obedience.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Clover Luck

Flinch ersatz in an almost true form
Weakening the nerves and spirit worn
The sunshine overshadowed the doubt
Removing all traces of sentiments that shout

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

And then, i saw the leaves dropping
in a slow, motion
doing a free fall
touching, above the earth's surface
arid, but technically perfect.
serving, as basin of the green fiber
of the sturdy tree
in our lawn

And then you smiled
picked me up and whispered
"let's go inside for dinner my son"
and i nodded
and locked your gaze
as you coaxed me with your hands
in to your embrace

...Thoughts and memories
just like above came rushing into me

You served unconditionally
without reservation
You loved compassionately
without hesitation

When i was a child,
I saw your cries ...
i don't know the meaning then
but when i held your hand,
you hugged me tightly

I was a witness to your laughter
and you taught me to enjoy
the simple things in life

Mother, my dearest,
my beloved ...
to you i dedicate.
this simple piece
of love poem
not because it's mother's day
but because i love you so.


Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Pitong Katangian na Dapat Taglayin

1. Kabutihan
2. Kaalaman
3. Katatagan
4. Kabanalan
5. Pag-ibig
6. Pagsupil sa Sarili
7. Pagmamalasakit sa Kapatid

Have a great Monday!


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Young Native at Nagsasa Zambales

To blur the line of reality and magic.

Bequeath me your chains
I will accept with all my heart
with the smile in my face


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Letters of Juliet from Romeo

You are tempting ...
leaving me with gasps, and then i shall wait
for you to utter again, the words i long to hear
'ven by a ping of text, i crumble in delight
of the joy you bring, your compliments
the eagerness, for you to meet me
in a mask, in a veil of eager glory
just one time, you beg
for what if, my defenses are low
shall we dance in to the tune
of everlasting gore
or keep the promises, neither we have spoken
and only the wind can tell
by your chuckle, when's the last time?
i couldn't remember
the last time we met, again in person
back in 2008? in the pelted streets
of Vergara, or in the bridge
and yes! in the gates of heaven

don't take it, i'm dead
if you want to, don't chase it
be the beacon, of light from darkness

(don't comment if you're reading this)

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Kindred Spirits (part 4)

(this is just a preview of Kindred Spirits part 4)

John convulsed profusely as he was transmitted from the ambulance where Avel insisted to get inside as the paramedic shoved him out. The paramedic finally gave up and let Avel in. Avel being  a no-talk-neighbor-relations with John's and Linda's tried to reach his iPhone. He started to send an iMessage to his friend, he wanted John's treatment and operation to be hidden and without fuss from the outside world, nor to John's  next of kin. He wanted John, all by himself with only the truth being captured by his physician friend in the hospital they are going now. Avel felt destroyed, almost in the verge of crying, now that he's inside the ambulance where the paramedic did not notice how he's reacting. His nervousness did not stop, "what if John will not live?", "What if he can't be saved?" 

Linda undressed, turned on the shower, with the lights turned off, her headache is slowly going away, and then a loud thug was heard inside

In the Brink

Some are golden, fix the gaze in you
the lips with tremor moves
locks in the eyes of you
i can't help myself, no
to think and imagine you
in my embrace
gone are not the times

the wind like a breathing echo
reminding me to catch even in a snap
i wish not to erase but instead revisit
the pillars of ecstasy we've been thru
too far you are, distant miles, apart
now to each other
that airplane can indeed cross
you chose the path to get away

without even saying


(going out to a requestor)

Monday, April 08, 2013

Love Me Not

Love me when the leaves begin to fall
as the summer is about to end

Love me when the moon no longer shines
as darkness envelopes the horizon

Magical indeed ?
To love is to feel
as to breathe is to live

Love me when the heat is no longer there
as the clouds begin to transform

Love me when the rain soaked my tears
as the grasses of spring turned green

Blissfull doesn't it?
To love is shed the past
as to let go like no one ever last


Of Eating Well

Eating well. I make most meals at home now and pay way more attention to what I'm eating in general. Turns out when you don't fill yourself with crap you don't feel like crap! Also as an added bonus - weight loss

Profound Life

I love this...

The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.

Excerpt from reddit


iOS 7 Preview

Here's a preview of the upcoming iOS7 ...



Golden Dirt

TIL that developing people requires you to focus in the gold in them. Not the dirt.
That as you polish for you to make them shine, the dirt is inevitably removed along the way.


Thursday, April 04, 2013

The Iglesia Ni Cristo

I'm excited to share this to you.
A lot of you might have heard INC
Iglesia Ni Cristo...
Church of Christ (in english)
Some might have seen
or you might have a friend,
who's a member of the INC
or you might have a biased feeling
towards this church
maybe, you dislike it
for no reason at all
you might have a lil background
on how it runs inside the church
or you might have been once invited
in a grand evangelical mission
and even attended
a worship service.
you might have wondered
why it's forbidden
to eat blood?
or to marry non-members
and also asks why
there's a block voting?
and when you entered the first time
inside a chapel
you asked..
Why's the male and female
separated in pews?
and there are no crosses
nor graven images?
and then you smirked..
and thought INC is selfish
because it's a doctrine
that only members
of the Church of Christ
can be saved
on Judgement Day.

Lo! and Behold.
But then you got awed
by the solemnity
of the worship services
and was touched
by the singing of hymns
as the choir lifted their voices
in praises to Him
And then you cried
as the prayer was rendered
your heart was touched
and now,
there's a burning desire,
a big question mark
in the mind
is this your calling?
Find out more
about the Church of Christ

Or maybe,
you're now a member?
or probably
you've been a part
inside the church
since birth.


Times and Places of Worship Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ)

Updated  as of June 16, 2024

Hanap mo'y mga schedule ng pagsamba ng Iglesia Ni Cristo saan mang sulok ng mundo?

Eto na po, bookmark or save it to your Favorites.

Brethren who travels a lot, or a member who just wants to simply visit different places of house of worship, the link above should be your go to finder.

To ensure you are 100% sure on the schedule, it is recommended to call the corresponding telephone # of the locale listed in the page po.

God Bless!

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013


"Ang iyong pananalita dapat laging may biyaya"
'Wag magsasalita nang nakapananakit sa 'ting kapuwa
'Wag maging mapanilip sa kapintasan ng ating kapuwa


Sunday, March 31, 2013

Crunching Numbers

Live life to the fullest's the best way 
Live every moment intensely
..because life is too short

and the moment comes when we're going to die, 
and we would have wished to do so many things we didn't

that's why we have to enjoy every moment.
... one must enjoy life
Try not to acquire so many things
But instead have experiences
Accomplish everything you want to do
No matter the effort that it deserves
Life is too short 
... and one must relish it


Week 13 Sunday Overdrive

It's a dreary, hot Sunday morning, i slept more than 8 hours. It feels good to wake up from the kiss of sunlight as the morning humidity of summer creeps in on a Sunday morning on my bed, the curtain swaying from the breeze coming from the window. Indeed! a moment to cherish, a feeling to store in the recesses of the memory bank, for me to keep and withdraw in times of solitary meditation.

The administration eagerly wants us to be saved! Not only that they prep us for the next life to come but the eagerly wanted us to be successful also in this world.

The key? We must do our part, in obedience - to holiness.
Devoted and dedicated, unwavering and steadfast.


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sleep and Thoughts

Some people say that every hour of sleep you get before midnight is equal to two, and I believe them.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Week 13 Wednesday

Make the most of every opportunity to do good with love in these evil days.

Three things to check-in to your daily interaction with the world:
- hearts filled with love
- minds that are clean
- faith that's strong

If you are a watchman, live up to what is expected to being a watchman. Be accountable to what has been bestowed upon you.

For our part, be appreciative for having overseers in reminding of our duties.

Do not forget to praise and express the gratefulness of your heart - for acts like these shall create exultation and the love of His will be unto you till eternity.

do not use your body in sexual sinful ways, use your body for the sake of holiness, for in this, you are exercising respect to your creator.

Love for the brotherhood.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Google Reader is Shutting Down

The beloved Google Reader is sunsetting this 31st of July 2013.

We have just announced on the Official Google Blog that we will soon retire Google Reader (the actual date is July 1, 2013). We know Reader has a devoted following who will be very sad to see it go. We’re sad too.
There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience.

Now what? I'm looking for better alternatives on how to manage my RSS. Checked out Lifehacker's post, +Whitson Gordon is recommending:

I'm digging in to Feedly since i had the iPhone app but it's still tagged as new and hasn't been tried out. In the back of my head, i'm thinking of using the Outlook built-in RSS, might be tinkering some settings later on the Outlook2010.


Sunday, March 10, 2013

I'm gaining Weight

I'm joyous!!!
I'm gaining weight, my pants are getting tighter by the waist.
Because of this:

Now what?


PS: the image was taken by my iPhone3Gs ... and it's hell of grainy.

Addicted to Digg

Have i mentioned that i'm a huge fan of Digg? the iPhone app of course.
Sad to say, the app just had its recent update, and now it's showing ads.

Prolly, back in 2012's fourth quarter that i have started using this great app- a source of the freshest news around the world wide web.

Did i mention too that my iPhone 5 is currently in the service center? - Battery is draining easily fast. Good thing the rep named Lynn was a great help, she has absolutely satisfied me the way she handled my case and frustration. Have i mentioned too that the service provider is Globe Telecoms?


Tuesday, March 05, 2013

This One's for You!

To breathe the air of careless thoughts
Freedom denounces further laws
Verbose-like smiles to draw the tamed fierceness
Forever marked in the recesses of memory

Advances to decrypt the mystery
Nowhere but hear the symphony
Of the music endlessly repeating
Like the waves that forever sprawling

Missing like no other part can replace
'twas like the shying of the moon
Behind the clouds as it drapes to blackness
Into the silence of a windless night
Beyond the everlast

(For the mind that can decipher the intricacies of life)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Drums and lyres

There are times when I look above and beyond

There are times when I feel your love around me baby

I never forget my baby

Dream about us together again baby

What I want is together again baby..

In heaven we will be together baby


Friday, February 15, 2013

Pakipot si Siri

... And yeah, she's brilliant and dependable.

Deeper than deep

Penumbra's library was ransacked
The moon solely witnessing the track
Muted in screaming revolt
Tears flowing, sighing so soft


Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Love is not Love

Here's a sonnet from Mr. S. that I've been trying to memorize by heart.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

iPhone 5's headset

It's posh!
The headset was cradled in a minimalist apple transparent box to shoo away the entanglement moments of the cord.

I remember in flashback the bio of Steve, he mentioned that unboxing an Apple device must create "impute".

I myself has to open a Merriam-Webster to define that word. Impute is a transitive verb defined to put responsibility of righteousness and delight to a certain thing or emotion.

Now connect the dots. I was awed not only when I was unboxing this hottest masterpiece of Apple, I was actually having a jaw drop moment when I saw the slimness of the fone and the packaging of the headset.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Puppy Teaching a Mini Puppy Go Down the Stairs

Small things in life are truly the harbingers of smiles and realizations of contentment. This almost 2-minute clip of a pup help fellow pup made my heart grow fonder BIG time for my adoration with dogs.

I remember when i was a coach/sme back in 2008, that when a newbie comes in to the team, you get to give your most caring, best display of good attitude and impart to them the culture and process knowledge that it shan't be passed along just because you have to but because you want to accomplish a sense of fulfillment.

Adorable indeed!


How to Mark All Emails as Read on Your iPhone?

Most of us enjoy the benefit of having multiple Inboxes (due to multiple email addresses), and whenever we get email notifications, we get to see number of emails unread badged on the upper right corner of the iPhone Mail App, this gives the OC feeling to everyone to open the app, only to find out that most of those emails were spam or FB/Twitter  notifications. Basic instinct, we tend to click edit>select those emails> and press the trash button, but what if the list goes on and we don't have time to delete everything at hand, yet, there's this dilemma that we don't want to see those 34 badges of unread mails.

Here's a surefire way to mark them all as read without undergoing the long process of tap select delete.

  1. Open up the Mail app and tap the Edit button.
  2. Select one message.
  3. Press and hold the Mark button at the bottom of the screen.
  4. While still pressing and holding the Mark button, tap the email you previously selected to unmark it.
  5. Release the Mark button.
  6. Tap the Mark as Read button.

And yeah!, everything is now marked as read. If you wanna do the reverse, all mails will be mark as Unread.
Wishing that there's a feature like this in Outlook.


Saturday, January 05, 2013

KoliJay December Holidays 2012 in Manila

Hey Brother Jayson and Sister Arlyn,

Grab these if you may...

I've more images to upload but i gotta run for the W.S.


My First Post in 2013

Try it before you complain... :)