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A Rainy Father's Day Adventure 2024 : Night Market Delights and Personal Reflections

 

Father's Day this year 2024 turned out to be an unexpected yet memorable adventure. What started as a simple quest for a delicious dinner at the Greenfield Night Market ended with a cozy mukbang at home, where I shared a deeply personal story about my father. Here's a look back at my rainy night market experience, the tasty treats I enjoyed, and the heartfelt reflections that made this Father's Day unique.

Exploring Greenfield Night Market:

On Sunday night 7:33OM on June 16, 2024 , I decided to visit the Greenfield Night Market to find something scrumptious for dinner. The market was bustling with activity, live band singing , offering a variety of mouth-watering options. After a bit of wandering, I finally settled on rice with buttered fish fillet and shawarma nachos with mixed fruits juice. The aroma of the food was irresistible, and I couldn't wait to dig in. So, I was looking for an available table, I occupied and eat while listening to the music

A Rainy Interruption:

Just as I started enjoying my meal, the sky opened up, and it began to rain heavily. With no signs of the rain letting up, I decided to pack up my unfinished dinner and head home. Despite the sudden change of plans, I was determined to make the best of the situation. And not to get drenched as much as possible but ended up wet.

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Continuing the Feast at Home:

Once I got home, I resumed my Father's Day dinner with the remaining shawarma nachos and a refreshing mixed fruits juice. To make the evening even more special, I decided to film a mukbang while sharing a personal story about my father.


Mukbang and Personal Reflection:

As I savored each bite of the shawarma nachos, I opened up about my father and how I've never met him. He left when my mother was still pregnant with me, and his absence has always been a part of my life story. Sharing this on Father's Day added a layer of reflection and emotion to the evening, making it a moment of both vulnerability and connection with my viewers.

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Celebrating Father's Day in My Own Way:

This Father's Day was different from what I had initially planned, but it turned out to be a meaningful and memorable experience. The rain may have interrupted my night market adventure, but it led to an intimate and heartfelt mukbang at home.

Life often throws unexpected twists our way, and this Father's Day was a perfect example of that. From enjoying delicious food at the Greenfield Night Market to sharing a personal story in the comfort of my home, it was a day of reflection, gratitude, and connection. Thank you for joining me on this journey, and I look forward to sharing more food adventures and personal stories with you.

Unboxing My New 2024 WFH Setup: Lenovo ThinkPad Monitor & HP Elitebook i5.

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Introduction: A Fresh Start to the Work Year of 2024

As the mid year which is June 2024 kicks off, I am thrilled to share an exciting upgrade to my work-from-home (WFH) setup, courtesy of my company where I worked for 8 years and a half now. With the evolving landscape of remote work, having a reliable and efficient workspace is more crucial than ever. Today, I'll be unboxing a brand-new 24-inch Lenovo ThinkPad monitor and an HP Elitebook i5 laptop, replacing my older equipment that served me well during the pandemic.

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Unboxing the New Equipment

  • Lenovo ThinkPad Monitor:

First up, the Lenovo ThinkPad monitor. This sleek 24-inch screen is a significant change from my previous 34-inch Xiaomi curved monitor. While the Xiaomi monitor was fantastic for an immersive experience; the said monitor that I got,  out from my pocket, the Lenovo ThinkPad offers a more streamlined, compact design that fits perfectly into my updated desk setup - and this is for free. 

The unboxing process was straightforward. The monitor came well-packaged with all the necessary accessories, including a manual, stand, power cable, and HDMI cable. Setting it up was a breeze, and the quality of the display is impressive but I like the my 34 inches more. The vibrant colors and crisp resolution make it an excellent choice for both work and casual browsing.

  • HP Elitebook i5 Laptop:

Next, the star of the show - the HP Elitebook i5. This laptop is a replacement for the four-year-old device I had been using since the early days of the pandemic. Unboxing the Elitebook, I was immediately impressed by its sleek design and lightweight build. It's evident that this laptop is designed for professionals who need a reliable machine for both work.

The Elitebook i5 boasts a powerful processor, ample storage, and robust security features, making it an ideal choice for a seamless for my work-from-home et up and I can also grab it and put inside my bag whenever I have to report to the office. After powering it up, I quickly set up my work environment, appreciating the speed and efficiency of this new device.

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Touring My 2024 WFH Setup

With the unboxing complete, it's time to tour my revamped 2024 WFH setup. My desk is now more organized sans there are still mismanaged wires (sorry for that), with the Lenovo ThinkPad monitor taking center stage and the HP Elitebook i5 positioned conveniently beside it (right side) and my Acer Personal Laptop (left side) . Here's how I've optimized my space:

  •  Monitor Placement:
The Lenovo ThinkPad monitor is perfectly aligned at eye level, reducing strain during long hours of work. Its adjustable stand allows me to find the most comfortable viewing angle, and the smaller size compared to the Xiaomi monitor opens up more desk space for other essentials.
  •  Laptop Docking:
The HP Elitebook i5 is placed to right side -  a station that connects it seamlessly to the monitor, keyboard, and mouse; and my Acer Personal Laptop is in the left side which is fixed to a laptop stand - for my personal use like gaming, browsing, video editing and  for content creation task. This setup allows me to switch between work laptop to personal laptop effortlessly. The docking station also keeps my workspace clutter-free but for now it is messy since it has wires but in the future when I have idle time, I'll be  managing these various  wires.  

  • Keyboard and Mouse:
I’m using a mechanical keyboard from Royal Kludge - RK-S98 with customizable RGB lighting and a high-precision wireless mouse from Logitech G502-X. These peripherals enhance my productivity and add a touch of personalization to my workspace.

  • Dual-Purpose Setup:
One of the highlights of my new setup is its dual-purpose functionality. With the click of a button, I can switch from a fully secured work environment to a personal setup for gaming and social media. This flexibility ensures that my workspace is not just for productivity but also for relaxation and entertainment. There is a Baseus HDMI switch that allows me to quickly change sources without pulling out  manually  the chord from it sources.

  • Additional Accessories:
To complete my setup, I have a high-quality microphone for virtual meetings , recording podcast  and using for livestreaming my game, with a key light that I can just easily tilt down or up - to change where it has to be pointed whether to my face or to the table . These accessories ensure that I present myself professionally during work hours and create engaging content during my personal time. 

In addition, I have my Samsung Tab s9 in the lower left corner part of the table, I am using it for gaming and other on-the-go task. 

Conclusion: Ready for the Future

This upgrade has transformed my work-from-home experience, making it more efficient, comfortable, and enjoyable. The Lenovo ThinkPad monitor and HP Elitebook i5 laptop have exceeded my expectations, providing the perfect balance between work and play.

As we navigate the evolving remote work landscape, having a setup that caters to both professional and personal needs is invaluable. I’m excited to see how this new equipment enhances my productivity and allows me to make the most of my time at home.

Join the Conversation

What does your WFH setup look like? Have you made any recent upgrades? Share your thoughts and tips in the comments below. Let’s inspire each other to create the best work-from-home environments possible!

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Sunday Morning Reflections: Starts with a Cup of Coffee to Reacting to Social Media Influencers.

 A Serene Start

This Sunday morning started like any other: I woke up at 7 AM, groggy but eager to embrace the tranquility of the early hours. I grabbed my favorite mug, poured myself a strong cup of coffee, and settled by the window. As the world outside slowly came to life, I couldn't resist the urge to scroll through my social media feeds.

A Controversial Issue: Rosemar in Coron, Palawan

My peaceful morning took an unexpected turn when I stumbled upon a heated discussion about Rosemar and the recent events in Coron, Palawan. The internet was ablaze with opinions, arguments, and a whirlwind of emotions. It was another stark reminder of how social media can amplify controversies and shape public perception within minutes.

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Reflecting on the Shift in Social Media Influencers

As I read through the comments and posts, I began to ponder the evolution of social media influencers. There's been a noticeable shift in the kind of content and personalities that capture our attention. It seems that today's influencers are increasingly entitled, scripted, and at times, downright toxic. Their rise to fame often feels manufactured, a far cry from the organic, genuine interactions that once characterized social media.

The Golden Era of Authenticity: Remembering Lloyd Cafe Cadena

I couldn't help but feel nostalgic for the days when creators like Lloyd Cafe Cadena dominated our feeds. Lloyd's content was a breath of fresh air – filled with laughter, fun, and authenticity. His videos were a mix of everyday life, hilarious antics, and heartfelt moments that resonated with millions. Tragically, Lloyd passed away four years ago, leaving a void that many of us still feel.

Why We Miss Creators Like Lloyd.

Lloyd represented a time when social media was more about connecting with people and less about chasing fame. His authenticity and genuine passion for creating content were palpable, making him a beloved figure among his followers. Today, it feels like those qualities are rare. The focus has shifted to curated perfection, drama, and controversy – elements that often lead to a more toxic environment.

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The Impact on Netizens

The rise of these new-age influencers has undeniably impacted netizens. We are consuming more sensationalized content, which can be entertaining but also exhausting and, at times, damaging. It's important to remember that the content we engage with shapes our perspectives and mental well-being.

A Call for Authenticity

As I finished my coffee and set my phone aside, I felt a renewed sense of appreciation for the creators who remain true to themselves. We need more influencers who prioritize authenticity, kindness, and genuine connections over views and likes. Social media has the power to inspire, uplift, and bring people together – but only if we choose to support the right kind of content.

Join the Conversation

What are your thoughts on the current state of social media influencers? Do you miss the days of more authentic content like that of Lloyd Cafe Cadena? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Let's start a conversation about bringing back the essence of genuine, meaningful interactions on social media.

Final Thoughts

This Sunday morning served as a reminder of the ever-evolving landscape of social media and the importance of staying true to oneself. As we navigate this digital world, let's strive to support and celebrate creators who bring authenticity and positivity to our feeds. Here's to more mornings filled with coffee, reflection, and honest conversations.

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πŸŽ™️ Episode 6: Why Filipinos Can Hold a Longer Conversation? | Palaging Episode One Podcast

 In Episode 6 of the "Palaging Episode One Podcast," hosts Jonathan Orbuda and William Pombo dive into an intriguing topic: Why Can Filipinos Hold a Longer Conversation? Discover the unique cultural, social, and linguistic factors that contribute to Filipinos' ability to engage in lengthy and meaningful conversations, both virtually and physically.

πŸ“… Episode Highlights:

  • The cultural importance of conversation in Filipino society
  • Social norms and practices that encourage long conversations
  • The role of language and communication styles
  • Virtual vs. physical conversations: Similarities and differences
  • Personal anecdotes and experiences from the hosts

Join us for an engaging discussion that sheds light on the Filipino conversational style and what makes it so unique. Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe for more insightful episodes!



Episode 5 : 🏒 How to Exit Gracefully from Your Company | Tips for a Smooth Resignation

 Thinking about resigning from your job but unsure how to do it gracefully? Join us in this episode as we discuss "How to Exit Gracefully from Your Company When Resignation Is In Your Head." Learn essential tips and best practices for a smooth and professional departure that leaves a positive lasting impression.

πŸ“… Episode Highlights:

  • Preparing for your resignation
  • Writing a professional resignation letter
  • Communicating your decision to your employer
  • Handling the transition period
  • Maintaining positive relationships with colleagues
  • Planning your next steps post-resignation

Whether you're considering a career change or simply need a new environment, this video will guide you through the process of resigning with dignity and respect. Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe for more career advice and professional tips!



πŸ“’ Episode 4: The Struggles of an Abused Breadwinner | Working 3 Jobs to Feed 10 Mouths

 In Episode 4, we delve into the heart-wrenching story of Kaep Yang, a 28-year-old daughter working three jobs to support her family of 10. This episode addresses the classic narrative of Filipino family obligations and the personal sacrifices made by breadwinners. We provide heartfelt advice to our follower and explore ways to balance personal life and family responsibilities.

πŸ“… Episode Chapters: 

  • 0:00 Opening 
  • 7:00 Update on the Upcoming Webcast 
  • 18:26 Abused Breadwinner 
  • 22:43 Parents Having a Child as Insurance and Investment when Getting Older 
  • 28:39 Evaluate Your Personal Finance Before Helping Others 
  • 32:31 Working 3 Jobs to Feed 10 Mouths 
  • 35:00 Communicate to Your Family that Earning Money Is Not Easy

Join us as we debunk common issues faced by many breadwinners and learn valuable lessons from Kaep Yang’s story. Your personal finance and well-being matter, and it's crucial to communicate effectively with your family about financial responsibilities.

Episode 3: πŸ—³️ Answering Boy Abunda's 10 Questions to Presidential Candidates | In-Depth Analysis.

 In today's video, we dive deep into the 10 critical questions posed by Boy Abunda to the presidential candidates in his renowned interview series. Join us as we tackle pressing issues affecting the Philippines today, providing comprehensive insights and thoughtful analysis on each topic.

πŸ“‹ Topics Covered:

  1. Environment on Mining | Isyu sa Pagmimina: Discussing the environmental impacts and policies surrounding mining in the Philippines.
  2. COVID-19 Pandemic Issue: Analyzing the country's response to the pandemic and proposed solutions for recovery.
  3. Poverty | Kahirapan: Exploring strategies to combat poverty and uplift the lives of Filipinos.
  4. OFW and Migration | OFW at Migrasyon: Addressing the concerns and welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers.
  5. Social Media and Pornography: Examining the effects of social media and the issue of pornography.
  6. Rape-related Abortion | Aborsyon para sa nabuntis dahil sa RAPE: Debating the sensitive topic of abortion in cases of rape.
  7. Illegal Drugs | Ilegal na Droga: Discussing the fight against illegal drugs and its implications.
  8. Philippine Debt | Utang ng Bansa sa World Bank: Breaking down the country's debt situation and its economic impact.
  9. The West Philippine Sea: Analyzing territorial disputes and national security concerns.
  10. Presidential Qualifications | Kwalipikasyon bilang isang Presidente: Debating the essential qualifications and qualities needed in a president.

πŸ—£️ Opening Remark: Setting the stage for an insightful discussion on these crucial issues. πŸ—£️ Closing Remark: Summarizing the key points and offering final thoughts.

Don't miss out on this comprehensive analysis that aims to inform and engage! Make sure to like, share, and subscribe for more in-depth discussions on pressing issues.

πŸŽ™️ Episode 2: Up Close & Personal: My Journey After College | #Adulting101

In this #Podcast Episode, I get up close and personal as I share my job and work experiences after graduating from college. Join me in this #Adulting101 episode, where I discuss the real keys to success beyond education and how quickly adapting to change, honing specific skills, and leveraging your talents can make all the difference.

From navigating the tricky game of life to embracing the challenges of the workforce, this episode is packed with insights and personal stories that will inspire and guide you on your own career journey. I hope you'll enjoy and learn from my experiences!

πŸ“… Episode Highlights:

  • My journey after college: first jobs and career growth
  • Key insights on adapting to change and skill development
  • Navigating the tricky game of life and career success


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Episode 1: πŸŽ™️ Rebellion, Rules, and Embracing Our Bad Side | Jonathan Orbuda & William Pombo

In this engaging podcast episode, join Jonathan Orbuda and William Pombo as they dive into the complexities of following their parent’s house rules and the implications of being a rebellious kid. Does rebellion really make you a bad kid? They explore this question and more, sharing personal stories and insights. 

They’ll also discuss the latest buzz on Netflix, "The School for Good and Evil," and delve into why embracing our bad side can be a powerful part of self-discovery. Plus, Jonathan shares a memorable and eye-opening experience from his first year working in a call center, where he became the victim of a fabricated story.

Tune in for an insightful and entertaining conversation that will leave you reflecting on your own life experiences. Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe for more thought-provoking content!

πŸ“… Episode Highlights:
  • House Rules and Rebellion: Does it make you a bad kid?
  • Netflix's "The School for Good and Evil": Embracing our bad side
  • Jonathan’s call center experience: Dealing with fabricated stories

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Cooking Vlog: My Special Chicken and Pork Adobo sa Gata Recipe (NAKAKA-GULAT SA SARAP)

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Cooking with coconut milk, Hey there, food lovers! I am beyond excited to share my latest culinary adventure with you all. In this #CookingVlog, I dive into making a dish that is near and dear to my heart: Chicken and Pork Adobo sa Gata. This creamy, savory Filipino classic is a favorite in many households, and I’m proud to say that I’ve perfected the recipe to achieve the exact taste I was aiming for. Here’s a step-by-step guide to how I made this delicious dish.

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A Quick Story

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of the recipe, I wanted to share a little backstory. Adobo has always been a staple in my family, and adding coconut milk (gata) brings a unique twist that elevates the dish to a whole new level. The combination of tender chicken and pork, simmered in a rich, creamy sauce, is just irresistible. I’ve been experimenting with this recipe for a while, and I’m so proud to finally share the perfect version with you.

Preparation of the Pork and Chicken.

Ingredients:
  • 500g chicken thighs, cut into pieces
  • 500g pork belly, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup coconut milk (gata)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp whole peppercorns
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
Steps:
  1. Marinate the Meat: Combine the chicken and pork in a bowl. Add soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, peppercorns, and bay leaves. Mix well and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. SautΓ© the Aromatics: In a large pan, heat the cooking oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. SautΓ© until the onions are translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
  3. Brown the Meat: Add the marinated chicken and pork to the pan, reserving the marinade. Cook until the meat is browned on all sides.
Cooking Time
Add the Marinade: Pour the reserved marinade into the pan with the meat. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.
  1. Add Coconut Milk: After the meat has simmered and absorbed the flavors, pour in the coconut milk. Stir well and let it simmer for another 10-15 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened to your desired consistency.
  2. Season to Taste: Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.
The Final Look
After patiently letting all the flavors meld together, the dish is ready to be served. The meat is tender, and the sauce is creamy and rich, just the way it should be. The aroma is absolutely mouth-watering, and I couldn’t wait to dig in!

Eating Time
The best part of any cooking journey is, of course, the eating! I plated up the Chicken and Pork Adobo sa Gata with a side of steamed rice and garnished it with a bit of fresh parsley for color. The first bite was heavenly—exactly the taste I had been aiming for. The combination of savory, tangy, and creamy flavors was perfect.

Conclusion
I hope you enjoyed this journey with me and that you feel inspired to try making Chicken and Pork Adobo sa Gata at home. It’s a dish that brings comfort and joy, perfect for sharing with family and friends. Don’t forget to watch my full vlog for a detailed, step-by-step guide and more cooking tips.

Cooking with Lazada Multicooker: Sauteed Mixed Veggies, Fried Cauliflower, and Rice

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Compact cooking gadgets, In my latest #CookingVlog, I had the pleasure of testing out the @LazadaPhilippines Multicooker, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint! This versatile and affordable kitchen gadget is perfect for #MicroLiving, making it an excellent choice for those living in condos or apartments. Join me as I share my experience cooking Sauteed Mixed Veggies with Crab Paste, Fried Cauliflower, and rice, all using this nifty multicooker. 

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The Lazada Multicooker: A MicroLiving Essential 

First, let's talk about the Lazada Multicooker itself. This compact appliance is designed to handle various cooking tasks, making it an ideal addition to any small kitchen. Whether you're sautΓ©ing, frying, or steaming, this multicooker has got you covered. It's particularly beneficial for those who have limited kitchen space but still want to prepare delicious and healthy meals at home.

Sauteed Mixed Veggies with Crab Paste
For the first dish, I decided to make Sauteed Mixed Veggies with Crab Paste. Here's a quick rundown of the ingredients and steps:

Ingredients:
Mixed vegetables (bell peppers, carrots, broccoli, and snap peas)
  • 1 tablespoon of crab paste
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Steps:
  1. Preheat the Multicooker: Set the multicooker to sautΓ© mode and let it heat up.
  2. Add Oil and Garlic: Pour in the cooking oil and add the minced garlic. SautΓ© until fragrant.
  3. Add Vegetables: Toss in the mixed veggies and sautΓ© for a few minutes until they start to soften.
  4. Add Crab Paste: Stir in the crab paste, making sure to coat all the vegetables evenly.
  5. Season: Add salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook until the vegetables are tender.
  6. Fried Cauliflower
Next up, I made Fried Cauliflower. This crispy and flavorful dish is a great side or snack.

Ingredients:
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • Cooking oil for frying
Steps:
  1. Prepare the Batter: In a bowl, mix the flour, water, salt, and paprika until smooth.
  2. Coat the Cauliflower: Dip the cauliflower florets into the batter, ensuring they are well-coated.
  3. Heat the Oil: Set the multicooker to fry mode and heat the cooking oil.
  4. Fry the Cauliflower: Fry the coated florets in batches until golden brown and crispy.
  5. Drain and Serve: Remove the fried cauliflower and let it drain on paper towels. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.
  6. Cooking Rice with the Multicooker
Finally, I showed how easy it is to cook rice using the Lazada Multicooker. This step is straightforward and a must-know for anyone using a multicooker.

Steps:
  1. Measure and Rinse: Measure your desired amount of rice and rinse it under cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. Add Water: Place the rinsed rice in the multicooker and add the appropriate amount of water.
  3. Set to Cook: Close the lid and set the multicooker to rice cooking mode.
  4. Fluff and Serve: Once the rice is done, fluff it with a fork and serve.
Conclusion
Cooking with the Lazada Multicooker was a fantastic experience. This all-in-one appliance made meal preparation quick, easy, and enjoyable, perfect for my #MicroLiving lifestyle. The Sauteed Mixed Veggies with Crab Paste, Fried Cauliflower, and perfectly cooked rice turned out delicious, and I highly recommend giving these recipes a try.

If you're looking for a versatile, affordable, and compact cooking solution, the Lazada Multicooker is definitely worth considering. It has made my cooking adventures much more manageable and fun. I hope this blog inspires you to explore the possibilities of cooking with a multicooker. Don't forget to check out my video for a step-by-step guide and more tips!

Happy cooking!

Surviving Alone During the Pandemic: My Emotional Journey in Metro Manila.

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The Weight of Being Alone
Living alone has its perks—freedom, independence, and the ability to create a space that’s entirely your own. However, during a global pandemic, these perks can quickly turn into heavy burdens. The silence of my condo, once a sanctuary, started to feel oppressive. The isolation, compounded by the lockdown restrictions, amplified my anxieties. I've always prided myself on being strong and independent, but these past few days have tested me in ways I never anticipated.

Emotional Release
I’ve been keeping my emotions bottled up for a week, trying to put on a brave face. But sometimes, the weight becomes too much to bear alone. In my latest sit-down vlog, I couldn’t hold back the tears any longer. I wanted to be honest and open with you about what I’ve been going through. It's okay to not be okay, and it's important to share our struggles as well as our triumphs.

Life Updates and Employment Woes
In the vlog, I provide an update on my life and employment status. The uncertainty of the job market during the pandemic has been a significant source of stress. Many of us are facing financial insecurities, and the constant worry about the future can be overwhelming. Despite these challenges, I’m trying to remain hopeful and find ways to cope.

Food Supply and Economic Impact
I also did a haul and price check of my food supply. Keeping stocked up has been crucial, but it’s also been eye-opening to see how the pandemic has affected prices and availability. The economic impact of this crisis is staggering, affecting not just individuals but entire communities and industries. It’s a harsh reminder of how interconnected we all are.

The Loneliness Factor
One of the hardest parts of this experience has been dealing with the loneliness. Being solo in life means there’s no one physically here to share these burdens with. Virtual connections help, but they can’t replace the comfort of a hug or the presence of a loved one. In the vlog, I talk about the sad part of being alone and how it’s okay to feel vulnerable.

Lessons Learned
Through these challenges, I’m learning valuable lessons about resilience, self-care, and the importance of reaching out for support. Life has a way of teaching us even in the darkest times. I hope that by sharing my story, I can encourage others to open up about their own struggles and seek the support they need.

Moving Forward Together
We’re all navigating this pandemic in our own ways, but we’re not truly alone. Sharing our experiences can help us feel more connected and less isolated. If my story resonates with you, please feel free to share your own experiences in the comments. Let’s support each other through these tough times and come out stronger on the other side.

Stay safe, stay connected, and remember that it’s okay to lean on each other. We’re all in this together.
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Embracing the Green: My Journey to Becoming a Certified Plantito 🌿

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The Beginnings of a Green Journey.

Living in a small condo unit in the bustling heart of the Philippines, space is a luxury. But even with limited room, the desire to connect with nature persisted. The stress and anxiety brought about by the lockdown needed an outlet, and indoor plants became my sanctuary. It started with a single Snake Plant, known for its low maintenance and air-purifying qualities. Little did I know, this was just the beginning.

The Plant Collection Grows
As days turned into weeks, my collection expanded. Pothos, ZZ Plants, Spider Plants, and a variety of succulents soon adorned every available nook and cranny of my condo. Each plant brought its unique charm and benefits. The Pothos, with its trailing vines, added a touch of wild beauty, while the ZZ Plant's resilience mirrored the strength I aspired to have.

Therapeutic Benefits of Indoor Plants
The benefits of indoor gardening went beyond aesthetics. Studies have shown that indoor plants can significantly reduce stress and improve mental health. For me, tending to my plants became a form of therapy. The simple act of watering, pruning, and watching them grow provided a sense of purpose and tranquility during uncertain times.

Tips for Microliving Plantitos and Plantitas
Living in a small space shouldn't deter you from embracing the green life. Here are a few tips I've gathered along my journey:

  • Choose Low-Maintenance Plants: Start with hardy plants like the Snake Plant, ZZ Plant, and succulents which require minimal care.
  • Maximize Vertical Space: Use shelves and hanging planters to make the most of your limited space.
  • Ensure Proper Lighting: Most indoor plants thrive in indirect light. Find the spots in your home that receive the most natural light and place your plants accordingly.
  • Regular Care Routine: Establish a routine for watering and pruning. Over time, you'll learn the specific needs of each plant.

Join the Plantito Movement
Becoming a Plantito has been more than just a hobby; it has been a lifeline during these challenging times. The joy of nurturing life, even in the smallest form, has brought immense satisfaction and peace. If you're looking for a way to cope with stress or simply want to add a touch of nature to your home, I highly recommend starting your own indoor plant collection.

So, here's to the Plantitos and Plantitas out there—let's continue to grow and thrive, one leaf at a time. 🌱

Share Your Journey
I'd love to hear about your plant journey! Share your experiences and tips in the comments below. Let's build a community of green enthusiasts who support and inspire each other.

🚨 Condo Nightmare: Flooding in My Unit AGAIN! | Micro-living Philippines 🌧️

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 Flooding in my condo unit has become a recurring source of anxiety and frustration. Each heavy downpour brings with it the dread of potential water damage to my home and belongings. The situation is not only distressing for me but also for many other unit owners who have reported similar experiences. The fear of flooding during the rainy season has become a common sentiment among us. It's disheartening to feel like we've invested our hard-earned money into a home that fails to protect us from such basic issues. This is a plea to 8990 Holdings Inc, Urban Deca Tower, and Megawide: please address this problem urgently. We deserve to live in a safe and secure environment, free from the fear of flooding. Our homes are our sanctuaries, and it's time they are treated as such. 

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Facing My Fears Again: Living in a Building Turned Quarantine Facility.

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 Living through a pandemic has been an emotional rollercoaster for many, and just when I thought I had found some stability, a new wave of anxiety has hit me hard. Recently, I discovered that our building has been approved as a quarantine facility. This unexpected news has brought back the fear and sleepless nights I experienced during the first two weeks of lockdown. During those initial days, I felt overwhelmed by the uncertainty and constant worry about the virus, but I managed to regain some peace by keeping myself busy and focusing on daily tasks. However, learning about this new development has caused all those buried anxieties to resurface.

In my latest sitdown vlog, I open up about how this situation has affected me mentally and emotionally. It's disheartening that, as of now, there hasn't been a clear explanation from the Bureau of Quarantine on why our building was chosen. This lack of communication only adds to the stress and confusion. I find myself struggling to sleep again and feeling scared to step outside, a stark reminder of the fear I thought I had overcome. Sharing my story through this vlog is not only a way to process my own feelings but also to reach out to others who might be experiencing similar anxieties. Together, we can find strength and support in these challenging times.

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🎁 UNBOXING My New Imarflex Stand Mixer for Baking + Discovering My Passion for Cooking During Lockdown!

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In my latest unboxing vlog, I’m excited to share with you the newest addition to my kitchen arsenal—the Imarflex Stand Mixer. This powerful and versatile mixer is set to take my baking to the next level. Join me as I unbox this fantastic piece of equipment, detailing its features and my first impressions. I'll also delve into my personal journey of how cooking and baking became therapeutic for me during the lockdown. It’s amazing how something as simple as baking can bring so much joy and healing. I hope my story inspires you to explore new hobbies and find your own path to wellness. Don’t miss out on the unboxing and my heartfelt story of transformation!
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πŸ’‰ Transforming My Skincare Routine: How I Safely Administer Gluta Injections at Home

YouTube Creators for Change Philippines,Travel Vlog,Vlog,Vlogger,Philippines,Pinoy Youtube,Youtube Philippines,Jonathan Orbuda,I Love Tansyong TV,I Love Tansyong,Blog,Blogger,How to Prepare Glutax 5gs Micro Advance GLutathione Injection,How To inject gluta at home,How To Inject Gluta,How To prepare glutathione,Tips on Injecting Glutathione,How to whiten your skin,How To have a flawless skin,Beauty Tips and Tricks for Asian Men,Beauty Tips For Filipino Men,Pinoy Preparing and administering a Glutathione (Gluta) injection can be a daunting task, but it's one that I've embraced with confidence and excitement. In my latest sitdown vlog, I take you through the entire process, from prepping the Glutax 5gs Micro-Advance to injecting it myself. This video is a sequel to my previous unboxing vlog, where I first introduced you to the product. Now, I’m sharing my personal experience and the steps I’ve learned to safely and effectively administer my Gluta injections. The goal is not just to achieve brighter skin but also to enjoy the numerous health benefits associated with Glutathione.

Over the past 3-4 weeks, I’ve been consistently using the Glutax 5gs, and the results have been remarkable. My skin feels more radiant and healthy, and I’ve noticed an overall improvement in my well-being. In the video, I discuss these effects in detail and provide tips on how to handle the injection process with ease. I’m thrilled to make this a regular part of my routine and hope that my journey can inspire and inform others considering Gluta injections. Don’t forget to check out the video for a comprehensive guide and join me in this exciting skincare adventure!

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πŸ›’ ADD TO CART CHALLENGE | Shopping for My Condo with Lazada Philippines & Shopee Philippines 🏠✨

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But the tech upgrades didn't stop there. To complement the modern vibe, I also invested in a versatile air fryer oven. This kitchen gadget has quickly become a favorite, allowing me to cook healthier meals without the fuss of traditional frying methods. It's perfect for my compact kitchen, saving both space and time. From home essentials to stylish decor, the items I bought online have significantly enhanced my living experience. The Add to Cart Challenge was a fun and productive way to explore the vast offerings of Lazada Philippines and Shopee Philippines, proving that even the smallest spaces can be transformed into smart, comfortable, and chic homes with the right products.

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Upgrading My Mandaluyong Condo: A New Electric Shower Heater with My 13th Month Bonus!

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Home improvement, After receiving my 13th month pay bonus, I knew exactly what my small condo in Mandaluyong City needed – a new electric shower heater. For too long, I endured cold baths that made every morning a challenge. The long wait is finally over, and it's time to invest in comfort and convenience. Armed with my bonus, I set out to the nearest mall to compare prices and find the perfect heater for my micro-living space. As I explored various options, I realized how crucial this upgrade would be for enhancing my daily routine and overall quality of life. 

 Not only am I excited about the warmth and comfort the new shower heater will bring, but I'm also eager to share my journey with fellow condo dwellers and tiny house enthusiasts. In this blog, I'll provide tips on where to buy electric shower heaters in the Philippines and offer insights on how to install them. Additionally, I'll share some creative ideas on how to design and maximize small condo spaces, making them both functional and stylish. This home improvement project is not just about the heater – it's about transforming my living space into a cozy, efficient haven. Stay tuned as I put my money where my mouth is and embark on this exciting journey to better living!

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From Protest to Celebration: The Evolution of Manila's Pride Parade

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 June is a special month for the LGBTQ+ community worldwide, as it marks the celebration of Pride Month. In this sit-down vlog, I delve into the history and evolution of the Pride Parade, particularly focusing on its significance in Manila. We trace the roots of Pride back to the pivotal Stonewall Riots, a series of spontaneous demonstrations by the LGBTQ+ community against a police raid in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. This event is widely regarded as the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement, leading to the first Pride marches and a tradition of annual celebrations and protests.

Reflecting on the Pride Parade in Manila, it's fascinating to see how it has transformed over the past 15 to 20 years. Initially, the parade was a solemn protest, with a relatively small number of participants bravely marching to demand their rights and raise awareness about the issues facing the LGBTQ+ community. These early parades were poignant reminders of the ongoing struggle for equality and recognition. However, in recent years, the Pride Parade in Manila has evolved into a much larger and more commercialized event. Social media has played a significant role in increasing participation and visibility, attracting numerous sponsors and brands. The parade now features vibrant floats from various companies, and the atmosphere has shifted towards a festive celebration rather than a solemn commemoration.

This evolution reflects broader changes in societal attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community and the growing acceptance and visibility they enjoy. While it's heartening to see Pride becoming a joyous celebration of identity and love, it's crucial to remember its roots in activism and the hard-fought battles that paved the way for these celebrations. Join me in this video as I explore these themes in detail, share personal reflections, and celebrate the spirit of Pride. Don't forget to watch the full vlog, like, comment, and subscribe for more thoughtful discussions and historical insights!

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