Bougainvillea Cutting Propagation

Bougainvillea Cutting Propagation

In my last few posts I shared that I’ve recently moved house. I wanted to bring some of the old house with me though in the form of plants. Just digging them out of the ground, roots and all, didn’t seem very sporting. I wanted a mix of the old and the new. (Get a plant by its roots and you just have the old plant.) So I set about getting cuttings. They are what they sound like, you cut…

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Requirements for a representative to claim your driver’s license

Requirements for a representative to claim your driver’s license

So you got your license renewed but the LTO office was out of plastic licenses. Now it’s 6 months (or a year or two) later and you figure that (siguro naman) the plastic license is available. But you’re loath to take a day off from work just to trudge over to the LTO office. Fear not, I did the trudging for you and while I was at the LTO office I also took note of the requirements for a representative…

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Review: Vina Trang Restaurant San Antonio Village Makati

Review: Vina Trang Restaurant San Antonio Village Makati

There are a ton of restaurants in and around San Antonio Village. As I have moved closer to the area now I’ve been exploring them slowly. A lot of them are hole in the wall types without any pretensions. Generally I’m hopeful about these places as the owners can concentrate on the food instead of being trendy. Generally a meal for 2 will run you around PHP500-600. So, Vina Trang, as you might have guessed from the name, serves Vietnamese…

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Air conditioner keeps tripping the breaker

Air conditioner keeps tripping the breaker

I recently moved into a new house. We got it for a good deal as the owner’s immigration visa to Australia was granted suddenly and he was eager to sell his property. Anyway we were using the air conditioner in the master’s bedroom every night for around 3 weeks when one night the AC just died and we heard the thud/clunk of the breaker tripping. I reset the breaker and the air conditioner came back on. It lasted for around…

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Make Money on Steam Update 12: 1 Email confirmation for several Steam purchases

Make Money on Steam Update 12: 1 Email confirmation for several Steam purchases

Since I’ve posted already that, as a hobby, I buy and sell Steam trading cards, I thought it would be fun to post every now and again on how the markets (ie. prices of the cards) are faring.

Filling up the Epson L220 with ink

Filling up the Epson L220 with ink

In recent years the trend for printers has been to move away from cartridge based ink replacement to a tank system. The customer literally has to fill up the tank with a bottle of ink. The upside supposedly for the consumer is that tank based printers are more frugal with the ink, allowing more pages printed and resulting in overall less cost for consumer. (Of course you need to be a heavy user before you see any savings.) My first…

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Best hospital to donate blood at in Metro Manila

Best hospital to donate blood at in Metro Manila

Ok, I have to admit the title of this post is deceiving, I’ve only given blood in 3 different hospitals so I haven’t done an exhaustive survey. Of those 3, I’ve only given once at Medical City. It was an alright experience, nothing out of the ordinary. For a little background, I try to donate blood every 6 months or so. I’m a type 0+ so technically I’m a universal donor. I say technically because I’ve noticed that nowadays doctors…

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Cancelling a booking with Makati Crown Regency through Getaroom.com

Cancelling a booking with Makati Crown Regency through Getaroom.com

On the rare occasion that a double booking occurs at Alcoves we either upgrade the guest to a nicer room with us or find them alternate accommodations at an equal or nicer place. This is how I ended up booking at Makati Crown Regency, in order to accommodate an overbooked guest. Booking online a room with Makati Crown Regency was painless and quick. However the double booked Alcoves guest ended up no longer needing the room. As such, I had…

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Make Money on Steam Update 11: Market Crash

Make Money on Steam Update 11: Market Crash

Since I’ve posted already that, as a hobby, I buy and sell Steam trading cards, I thought it would be fun to post every now and again on how the markets (ie. prices of the cards) are faring.

Headout App – Scam or Legit

Headout App – Scam or Legit

We were in NYC for a couple of days and I thought it would be nice to see a show. My wife and I are last minute kind of people so we only decided to buy the tickets a couple of hours before the show started. I’m not in NYC often enough to have a preferred ticket dealer so I just googled where to buy last minute Broadway tickets. After browsing through a couple of sites I settled on Headout,…

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