Friday, May 20, 2011

May 28 Events for Bloggers

Yep! You read it right... There will be different events from Luzon to Visayas to Mindanao. They are hosted by different companies but they will be hosted on the same day. So you can choose to join the event near your place.

Luzon:
Nuffnang Philippines will be holding the first Nuffamily Day at Crosswind, Tagaytay and promised "an afternoon full of fun, prizes and lots of lanterns up in the air"(-Nuffnang Blog). For more information and to register, you can visit their blog at www.nuffnang.com.ph/blog or view their post about Lifting lanterns this Nuffamily Day!

Visayas:
A team of bloggers and social media networking users will be hosting the Cebu Blog Camp 2011 at Sacred Heart Center, Cebu City. "The Cebu Blog Camp is a whole day event where bloggers, interact, network and learn." (-CBC Website). For more information and to register, please visit their website at http://www.cebublogcamp.com

Mindanao:
Jollibee invited Davao bloggers to cover Jollibee's Kids Scout Event at NCCC Mall Activity Area. Although there's only a limited slot available, feel free to drop by and witness the Kids Scout's graduation day.

If you know of any bloggers' event on this day, please let us know. :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

DFAT 2011 Sponsors

Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2011: List of Sponsors


YELLOW FIN SEAFOOD & RESTAURANT
Deliciously Davao!
Address: Sandawa Plaza, Quimpo Boulevard, Ecoland, Matina, Davao City
Telephone: +6382-2978777
TeleFax: +6382-2980299
Facebook Page: Yellow Fin Seafood and Restaurant / Yellow Fin Cafe
Free WiFi: Yes

*TRELLIS ‘N VINES
Main Branch: Mc Arthur Highway, Balusong, Matina, Davao City
Contact Number: +6382-297-8463

Torres Branch: F. Torres Street, Davao City
Contact Number: +6382-221-5566

Mabini-Araullo Branch: A. Mabini corner Araullo Streets, Davao City
Contact Number: +6382-2263117

Ecoland Branch: Casa Maria Inn, Eco-west drive, Ecoland, Matina Davao City Contact Numbers: +6382-2951883 and +6382-3032218
Mobile Numbers: +63922-8832282 and +63917-7000243

Website: Trellis `n Vines
FB Page: Trellis ‘n Vines
Free Wifi: Yes

*MAM BEBS BAKESHOP
Address: CVA Building, CM Recto Street, Davao City (in between Union Drug and Planters Bank)
Contact Number: +6382-2278131
Free WiFi: Yes

RANCHERO
Address: Metro Lifestyle Complex, Jacinto Extension corner F. Torres Street, Davao City
Telephone Number: +6382-2220793
Email Address: pablos.davao@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.rancherogroup.com
Facebook Page: Ranchero

CREPELATO GELATO
Main Branch: Door 1 Annex Building, Jocar Complex, Mt. Mayon Street, Davao City
Contact Number: +6382-2213128
Branch: Ground Floor, NCCC Mall of Davao
Facebook page: Crepelato Gelato

LACHI'S SANS RIVAL ATBP
Address: VAL Building, Ruby Street, Marfori Heights, Davao City
Contact Numbers: +6382-2245552 and +63916-9841183
Facebook Page: Lachi's Sans Rival Atbp.

*MALAGOS GARDEN RESORT
Resort Address: Bgy. Malagos, Calinan, Davao City
Landline Number: +6382-3011375
Fax Number: +6382-3011533
Mobile Number: +63917-7008583

Davao Sales Office: Malagos Garden Resort Davao Sales Office,
Bolcan Street, Agdao, Davao City
Landline Number: +6382-2211545
Fax Number: +6382-2240173
Mobile Number: +63917-MALAGOS or +63917-6252467
Email : sales@malagos.com

Manila Sales Office: Malagos Garden Resort Manila Sales Office
Puentespina Orchids and Tropical Plants Bldg.
Manila Seedling Bank, Edsa corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Telephone Number: +3282-9299310
Fax Number: +632-9241271

Website: www.malagos.com

*PHILIPPINE EAGLE FOUNDATION
Address: Philippine Eagle Center, Malagos, Baguio District,
Davao City 8000 Philippines
Correspondence address: PO Box 81015, Davao City 8000, Philippines
Landline Number: +6382-2712337
Fax Number: +6382-3011033
Email Address: info@philippineeagle.org
Website: www.philippineeagle.org

*DON BEPPE PIZZA AND PASTA
Address: Door 4 of LDL Building, Bonifacio Street, Davao City
Contact Number: +6382-2210852
Facebook Page: Don Beppe Pizza and Pasta

*PIXIE’S SINUGBA
Dine In Service
Address: Gahol Building, Jacinto Extension, Davao City
Contact Number: +6382-3064860
Take out Counter: 3rd Street, Quimpo Boulevard, Matina, Davao City

*TINY KITCHEN
Address: F. Torres Street corner Mabini Street, Davao City
Contact Numbers:
Email Address: tinykitchencreations@yahoo.com

*WINGS AND DIPS
Address: Door 7A, Mabini Commercial Complex, Mabini Street corner Mapa Street, Davao City
Contact Numbers: +6382-3051417 and +64922-8623068
Facebook Page: Wings and Dips
Twitter: Wings and Dips
Free WiFi: Yes

CAFE DEMITASSE
Address: 727 F. Torres Street, Davao City
Contact Numbers: +6382-2822828 and +63923-9273202
Email Address: cafe.demitasse@yahoo.com
Facebook Page: Cafe Demitasse
Free WiFi: Yes

SAN MIGUEL BREWERY INC.
Website: http://www.sanmiguelbrewery.com.ph

BEKO’S BIIK
Contact Numbers: +6382-2272445, +6382-2863445
Mobile Number: +63922-8381600
Pick up for Davao orders is at Dimsum Diner Guerrero Street, Davao City.

GEISER MACLANG MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS INC
Website: http://www.geisermaclang.com

ETOURS DAVAO
Services: Davao City and Adventure Tours, Boat Rental and Van Rental
Email Address: info@etours.ph
Contact Numbers: +63917-7011882, +63916-4333199, + 63922-8674779, +6382-2861173, and +6382-2861645
Website: Etours Davao
FB Page: Etours Davao

MAEJ VILLANUEVA
Creative Recycling Advocate
Loud Plastics Creations: Wearable Recyclables
Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines
Mobile Numbers: +63932-3674290 and +63918-9129767
Facebook Page: Loud Plastics Creations by Maej

AROMACOLOGY SENSI
Address: Door 1 Annex Building, Jocar Complex, Mt. Mayon Street, Davao City
Contact Number: +6382-3007423
FB Page: Aromacology Sensi

SARANGANI BAY
Website: http://www.saranganibay.com.ph

COUNCILOR AL RYAN ALEJANDRE

Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2011

Last week, we had our Davao Food Appreciation Tour. It was my first time to join but Avatar Media Team has been hosting it since 2008. DFAT is a 5-day event where selected bloggers from all over the Philippines get to sample the best food in Davao.

It started with dinner for those who arrived early on May 12 at Yellow Fin Seafood and Restaurant.

On May 13, we started the day with a lunch at Trellis `n Vines, followed with a cup of coffee at Coffee Cat. Snacks were served at Mam Beb's Bakeshop. It was more of a full meal than just snacks. After all, who can say no to a lechon de leche from Beko's Biik. Delegates also had a chance to meet the local bloggers. We had a couple of hours rest before they headed to dinner that was sponsored by San Miguel Brewery Inc.

On May 14, some of the delegates went to take a dip at one of the famous beach resorts in Samal Island, the Paradise Beach Resort which was then followed with lunch in Ranchero. They also get to experience Davao's Zip Line before taking a break at Crepelato. Dinner was then served at Lachi's Sans Rival.

The following day, May 15, we were given a chance to enjoy Malagos Garden Resort's Bird Show followed with a buffet lunch at the Garden Restaurant. After which, we headed to Philippine Eagle Center for a guided educational tour. On our way back to city proper, we passed by Lola Abon's to buy some durian candies and ice cream before proceeding to Don Beppe Pizza & Pasta for dinner.

Some delegates had an early start for the last day of DFAT with a trip to Bagobo Tribe in Sta. Cruz, Davao Del Sur. By lunchtime, they were back in Davao City and we had lunch at Pixie's Sinugba. An hour later, we were seated inside Tiny Kitchen Creations for more Italian and some spanish food and lots of cakes and pastries. After three hours of rest, we gathered again at Wings and Dips for dinner before they grabbed some coffee and desserts at Cafe Demitasse.

More than just food, we also get a chance to take home items from Aromacology Sensi IncSarangani Bay, Loud Plastics Creations by Maej and GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications, Inc. Transportation was sponsored by Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre and Etours Davao.

I didn't get to join all the scheduled itinerary but I'll be posting more about those that I was able to.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Stealing: The Stupid Evil Bastard Meme


1. What time did you get up this morning?
3.10am
2. How do you like your steak?
well done
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
4. What is your favorite TV show?
Right now, it's "How I Met Your Mother"
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
anywhere cold :D
6. What did you have for breakfast?
I haven't eaten anything yet since I woke up
7. What is your favorite cuisine?
Italian
8. What foods do you dislike?
anything with bitter melon
9. Favorite Place to Eat?
Sbarro
10. Favorite dressing?
Caesar Dressing
11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?
I don't know how to drive
12. What are your favorite clothes?
jeans and shirt
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
Santorini
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
1/2 full
15. Where would you want to retire?
anywhere near water
16. Favorite time of day?
late evening or early morning
17. Where were you born?
Marbel
18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
basketball
19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
busy people
20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
I don't know
21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
everybody's response
22. Bird watcher?
nope... I'm more of a star gazer
23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
night person I guess
24. Do you have any pets?
nope
25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?
hhhmmmm, none so far
26. What did you want to be when you were little?
a chemist *hihi*
27. What is your best childhood memory?
sneaking out of the house to meet up with friends LOL
28. Are you a cat or dog person?
neither
29. Are you married?
no
30. Always wear your seat belt?
uhm, no *LOL*
31. Been in a car accident?
yes
32. Any pet peeves?
People who think they are God's gift to others
33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
mozzarella, pepperoni, ham, ricotta
34. Favorite Flower?
Tulips
 35. Favorite ice cream?
Selecta's Chocolate Truffles
36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
McDo
37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test?
I haven't taken any driver's test yet
38. From whom did you get your last email?
Entrecard
39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Etude House
40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
No.
41. Like your job?
yes
42. Broccoli?
I love!
43. What was your favorite vacation?
Boracay two summers ago
44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
Marie
45. What are you listening to right now?
roosters crowing
46. What is your favorite color?
pink :D
47. How many tattoos do you have?
none
48. How many times have you tagged someone to do a meme?
I've been tagging people since I started blogging and I can't remember how many I've tagged so far (well, in this site, none)
49. What time did you finish this meme?
5.20am
50. Coffee Drinker?
Used to but not anymore

Friday, January 14, 2011

Facebook's New Messaging System

I logged in to my facebook account to discover that I already have a facebook email address. Nice! That account is what I use for my my website's facebook pages. I remember posting about deactivating my "personal account" in Facebook sometime last year.



Another one is the text messaging. I think (and I'm not sure since I just activated it few minutes ago) I subscribed to getting text messages when someone posts something on my wall or sent me a message. Its basically an SMS notification.

I haven't tried using them yet and I'm not sure how they work but I'll see what I can find out and if it's any good, I'll post it here. :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New layout will just have to wait

I am so glad to receive a new set of assignments for article writing. Unfortunately, this also means that the new layout will just have to wait. I notice some problems with the search result pages which means it affected my navigation bar links. I have to revert my site to default (blog posts on homepage) and deal with the problem once I'm done with the assignment. In this case, I can focus on article writing without worrying of any other problems on my website which may cause me to lose my visitors

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Layout for the Peregrinator

If you notice, my site has a new layout. What's different about this site?

First, well, the layout. If you came here through this post's link, then you haven't been to the homepage. Homepage doesn't show the blog posts. All you'll see there are widgets. Second, I've made a gallery using Flickr and Pictobrowser - I usually use picasa. Third, I've made disclaimer policy which I've yet to post a link to. Fourth, I have a new badge! :)



If you miss the grabbed badge, give me an hour or two, I'll put it back. Placed it back on the sidebar. I'm creating a page specifically for badge/link exchanges but for now this will do. Also, my feed does not updates itself in real time so I'm still trying to figure out how to change the feed widget into recent posts without the errors that the current recent posts widgets are giving me. There's more to come.

I always wanted a full website and not just a blog site (minus the extra expense on blog hosting) and I finally able to figure out how to do it in blogger. This theme will undergo several changes as I add more into it. However, it is still on beta stage so if you notice any errors/problems, please let me know. Thank you!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Friendship Cafe - Digital Scrapbook

Few days ago, I decided I want a coffee shop themed blogger template for this site. However, just when I was about to finish, the result I saw just didn't seem good enough.

That was not the first time it happened. Usually, it takes more than two attempts before I finish something which eventually ends up to be something really simple just because I'm frustrated and wants to see some results. Yesterday morning, I chanced upon a digital scrapbook thread in GirlTalk which led me to different digiscrapping websites. Few hours and several websites later...
L-R: Ian, Ivy and Me
Except for the picture, I made all of these from scratch. Good thing I have Illy. At least next time I lose a button or need a cup of coffee, I can just get it from my symbols library *lol*. I had fun I didn't realize it's already 5 in the morning. *yawn* Who knows? I might just end up doing more digital scrapbooking than making website templates :)

MM: International Love by Chris Brown ft. Pitbull

Happy Monday Morning :)




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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Valentine's Treat - Wordpress Theme

I created a new theme for Wordpress.

It's a pink, 2 column layout with favicon for personal blogs. This is supposedly my Valentine's Theme but I need to test it to make sure everything's working properly so I ended up changing my Student's Theme to this in Realm of a Dreamer.


Check it out here and let me know if you notice any errors/problems. :)

The First 2011 Alphabet Meme



A is for Age:
29
B is for Beer of choice:
GPS ;)
C is for Career:
bum freelance writer
D is for favourite Drink:
orange juice
E is for Essential item you use everyday:
my facial wash
F is for Favourite song at the moment:
"Ideal Lover"
G is for favourite Game:
Monopoly :D
H is for Home town:
Davao
I is for Instruments you play:
Guitar
J is for favourite Juice:
orange juice
K is for Kids:
none *yet!*
L is for Last kiss:
I kissed my mom goodnight before I went to sleep last night :P
M is for marriage: .
nope
N is for full Name:
*skip*
O is for Overnight hospital stays:
My family and I haven't been admitted to a hospital (except for my mom when she gave birth to us but I was still too young when she gave birth to our youngest to be allowed to stay overnight)
P is for phobias:
claustrophobia
Q is for quote:
Go the extra mile. It's never crowded. ~Author Unknown
R is for biggest Regret:
hey! the new year just started.. let's not talk about regrets now...
S is for sports:
Baseball
T is for Time you wake up:
between 10pm to 5am, depends :P
U is for colour of underwear:
white
V is for Vegetable you love:
broccoli
W is for Worst Habit:
not eating at the right time (or not eating for a day)
X is for X-rays you've had:
wisdom tooth
Y is for Yummy food you make:
yummy huh? pesto pasta maybe
Z is for zodiac sign:
Leo

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Are you?

If you notice, I have a new banner on my right sidebar. Well, I am. That's why I made it.

If you are a blogger and proud to be a Filipino, then why not post it on your site too.

Friday, January 7, 2011

3D Objects

I've always wanted to learn how to create 3D objects. And I finally made something that gave me more satisfaction than when I first made my flash design :) I had fun! Unfortunately, I've already spent the whole day just learning how to do both objects and I haven't eaten anything since this morning so I have to stop. At least for today :)

3D Apple

3D giftbox

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My First Flash Experience

I've been trying my hand at Adobe CS5 but have been avoiding Flash. I just thought it was too complicated for me. Yesterday, I decided to give it a try and although I'm already half way through a very simple website [minus the content], it drained me of all my reserved energy and I ended up sleeping on the couch (too tired to move to my room) *lol*



I couldn't figure out [nor do I have the strength to look for the answers] on how to embed it here. In case it doesn't show up in your end and you want to check it and give me some feedback/suggestion/advice, I posted the link below. :)

ROAD-home - my flash project

Monday, January 3, 2011

MM: Catch Me by Toni Gonzaga

It's a rainy monday morning and I woke up with this song in my head. Maybe I was dreaming about something *LOL* too bad I can't remember anything about my dream except for this song...


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