Friday, December 30, 2011

Miguel, lately.

Since we moved apartments, the little man started doing facial expressions that always gets us wondering how he got them. I've tried capturing these expressions with a camera but it's a lot harder than simply having the phone or the point-and-shoot handy at all times.

Well today was a treat. He fired up one facial expression, and let me take a picture! Yay!

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Covered area expansion project

We've recently decided to cover the whole area where the outdoor canteen was and turn into an activity area. I was supposed to have completed the electrical wiring last Saturday but the materials were delivered at noon and I was already quite content with just spending the afternoon with the kids.

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Will post more pictures this week as we try and finish the fascia, flooring, and electrical works.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


We've come a long way since 2006; but it wasn't until 2009 that we had a solid team based in CDO. We're not even all sysads, but we love the fact that besides Romar, who has been my friend from way back, it was only after Carlo and Alvin joined GWF did we learn where they're from.

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Looking forward to another TBA at the later part of this year, hopefully with more people. I heard there are new linkers from the city. Good times!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Have you updated?

jon@jedi-ntbk:~$ lsb_release -a
LSB Version: core-2.0-ia32:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-ia32:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS
Release: 10.04
Codename: lucid

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Preview (Dense) anyone?

I'm still trying to understand why Gmail's new look gives me the migraines.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ocean Park and around HK - April 2011

Disneyland, HK - April 2011

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Kowloon, Disneyland, HK - April 2011

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Cebu, April 2011

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Miguel does videoke

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Shot with a phone camera. Jon Miguel, who's only a year and 11 months, trying out the videoke machine and doing some really rad facial expressions while singing. Please do watch the two others below. I didn't bother editing because I couldn't get Pitivi to import mp4 files properly.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Let's eat!

A simple celebration and dinner at home. Mae did all of the cooking, except for the humba and paklay, courtesy of Dad. Different cameras used here. :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

End-of-the-month TODOs


I have again changed the look of my tech blog. I've actually mulled over this for quite some time since I was also thinking of just moving everything to my own hosted Wordpress install. But, lazy as I am, I was content to tweak as little as I can. Posterous has a few really nice themes built-in so moving my stuff out was really a bad idea.

In case you're curious, here are some of the things that I intend to complete this month:

1. Finish half of my self-imposed OpenStack Compute reading assignment. Oh wait, that wouldn't be half, since I intend to test run an OpenStack Compute instance. :p

2. With my buddy Romar, complete and deploy a hosting infrastructure over AWS, using of all things, Pound as a proxy, with lots of small and micro EC2 instances serving data from a single, extra large and high-memory RDS instance.

3. Upgrade the main EC2 instance where Pound lives so it can take a beating. I will most likely do some tests with the actual traffic in order to determine if Pound is memory or CPU extensive; and this will help me decide which type of instance to upgrade to later on.

4. Upload one of my audio rants as a podcast. My being slightly OC doesn't help at all, really. I got half a mind wanting to redo them.

5. Complete a custom theme for my wife's food blog. Yeah, I owe her big time. Maybe I ought to bump this up to #1.

If you do stuff like I do, I'd be glad to hear from you.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Japanese Cake

More of the sweet stuff that we're not supposed to be eating. Ok, it's just me who's restricted from eating this (and Mom), but it's a rare treat from Dad's good friend Ted Tanaka so I had a little morsel. :p

I love the meticulous way these cakes are packed.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Plans for a 500-Word Project

I haven't written a proper blog entry since 2006. I feel that my recent entries are worthy of post tags that I would consider "forgettable", or "archive-able" (if there is such a thing).

I so need motivation. Anything to get the old drive for writing flowing in my veins again. I'd appreciate any inputs from you. Just leave a comment.

At this stage, I can't say I still want this blog focused on work and tech stuff. It's a great niche but while I'm transitioning, I think a few new categories will do me good. Perfectly understandable. Right.

Update: Oh, the 500-word project is a watered-down attempt at forcing myself to write. This should've been a 750-word project, but hey, I'm transitioning :p

Chicken Little :p


Monday, January 31, 2011

My first capp in a long time. Until next month! :p #bawal


Musuan Trip

We went to Musuan, in Bukidnon. It's home to the "boob" mountain, hence the name "Musuan". Our dear Aunt Celia passed on and relatives from all over convened in CMU (where she was administrator). We spent the night in RR Family Spring Resort in Tubigon, border of Maramag, and after the wake swam in the fresh water pools, braving the intense cold. :D

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Time (and Miguel's dance moves)

Miguel has this rather curious dance step somewhere just before the refrain of the dance track The Time (Dirty Bit) by BEP. Not his full dance though since he was busy running around doing other stuff. :D

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