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Challenges of Working from Home (Over a year now)

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 It was on March 15th, 2020 (the day after my birthday) that the government announced the lockdown so we waited on the weekend if how our work will be affected. So, we received an email and text message that all employees will be working from home until further notice. It was my first time to work full week at home since we have scheduled remote days. I'm glad I was able to set up right away - two monitors, Bluetooth keyboard & mouse, headset and computer chair. I have a good Internet connection but it really depends on the season (sometimes it gets windy or there will be a thunderstorm warning and snow storm) so I have the XFINITY app to check if there are outages. Birthday banners all year round  It saved me some time since I take public transportation going to the office and going back home. I have an extra hour to sleep in and I have full energy when the day started. The only challenge I had was not able to move around since I have been stuck on my room all day (grabbing fo

Getting my Covid-19 Vaccine

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I haven't been blogging since the pandemic started last year. Not because I ran out of ideas or topics to blog but I don't have the drive to write something. When the lockdown was announced on March 2020, I was working from home until today. I also go out once or twice a week and limiting my activities outside.  Until on March 2021, I was able to get my 1st dose of Covid-19 vaccine. I took some days off on that week to recharge and I was busy browsing online to find a schedule. The schedule from other vaccination facility were too far from my place, so I am patiently refreshing the website just to see if there is availability. I couldn't find any until Monday night (March 29) I thought of logging on to my clinic website and tried if I can score a schedule nearby my house. Then, at last! I've found several open time slots for Tuesday, March 30. I immediately fill out the form and my appointment was confirmed! My appointment was 11am and I left the house at 10:30am since

Why Solar Energy Will Change the World in the Near Future

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 Did you know that the Earth receives more energy from the sun in one hour than the amount of energy that all of humanity consumes in one year, which is 17.7 terawatts-hour? 1 terawatt-hour is equivalent to 1 trillion watt-hours or 1 billion kilowatt-hours. This means that the potential of solar energy in powering the whole world is very big. In fact, in terms of energy potential, solar energy dwarfs all the other types of energy sources, renewables and fossil fuels alike. The comparison of the total energy potentials for each energy sources is shown below: As we can see, the energy potential of solar is so huge that it is even more than all the other energy sources combined! Because of this, as of the current state of solar PV technology, we would only need to fill 496,805 square kilometers with solar panels to power the whole world. This is a land area that is only almost as big as Spain. The International Energy Agency is also projecting that solar energy will be our primary source

Cash Agad - Partnered by BDO

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I learned this new BDO feature upon watching my brother's vlog about Cash Agad. He withdrew his money on a partnered branch thru a sari-sari store. On his video, He mentioned that there's a Php 30 transaction fee and it will be deducted from your atm. He outlined the process on his vlog, first you need enter your pin from the small electronic device and check your balance. Then you need to confirm the amount you're withdrawing. Once the machine confirmed your transaction, the store associate will hand over the cash amount you wanted to encash. It's a very easy transaction especially if you live far away from the ATM machines. To avoid stress and anxiety, I suggest you withdraw during daytime and check the nearest location with you first. I don't know if they have a list of partners on BDO website or if you can check it thru the app (I'm going to confirm). Since we're still living on a pandemic, it is really hard to withdraw cash. Well, I don't carry cash

My Unboxing Series

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  I would like to share my unboxing series on this blog post. Since the pandemic, I haven't really went to a mall to shop what I want instead I rely on online shopping. It's sad to learn that some establishments decided to close because there's no foot traffic and the sales were down. I have a Prime membership on Amazon which offers "free shipping" so basically I order my stuff through Amazon - everything I need from Shower caddy to Fitbit band replacement to underwear or even essentials! I only go out on weekends to grocery and refill our pantry, I miss going out to the mall and browse different products. Sometimes, it's really hard to decide if you like the dress you saw online because you will only think the size "fits" you but it really depends on the quality of fabric and design.  Enjoy watching this short clip that I compiled and uploaded on Youtube. I have been taking some videos of my unboxing so that I would remember how often I order online

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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 I just wanted to greet everyone a very Merry Christmas and Stay Safe!

Ulan - Bugoy Drilon

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Official Soundtrack of The Boy Foretold By The Stars Ulan Performed by: Bugoy Drilon Words and Music by: Jhaye Cura Produced and Arranged by TBear Music Guitars by Tommy Katigbak Back Up Vocals by Dan Billano Vocals recorded by Marvin Querido @ OnQ Studios Mixed and Mastered by TBear Music ` Lyrics: Ano ba'ng mekanismong ginagamit mo At kontrolado mo ang puso't damdamin ko Kahit na ngumiti ka lang ng ganito Napapawi ang pagod ko Ang tinig mo, parang ulan Napakasarap na pakinggan Kinakalma ang kalulwa't pakiramdam Sa'yo lang ito naramdaman Umaapaw ang kagalakan (sa twing umuulan) Pumapasok ka sa isipan (sa twing umuulan) Ang init ng pag-ibig mo ang tanging kailangan Di na malulungkot, sa t'wing umuulan Araw-araw ako'y nananabik Sa mga yakap at mga halik Hindi na muling luluha ng patago Dahil ang puso ko'y ligtas sa piling mo Ang tinig mo, parang ulan Napakasarap na pakinggan Kinakalma ang kalulwa't pakiramdam Sa'yo lang ito naramdaman Umaapaw ang k

Yahoo Groups to Shut down on December 15, 2020

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I received this notice from my GMAIL inbox that Yahoogroups will be permanently shut down on December 15. It was on early 2000 since I moderated several YahooGroups. It was a good journey to meet people during those times and was able to create a community who you share the same interest.  I tried to recover some of my emails and files that I uploaded but unfortunately they said data were removed in 2019. I think I missed the email. I wanted to thank everyone who became part of f4_phils and Jerry Yan Philippines Yahoogroups though you know where to reach me :) I'm active on Social Media - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram but I never created another group since the resources were available online and other International groups are generous enough to share the updates unlike before that I need to login to different forums and asked permission to the admin to allow us to repost the news/events/photos/videos! Two of the most actively used group platform were gone - YahooGroups and Multi

I voted 2020!

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It was my first time to vote as US citizen and I'm excited. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, we decided to register and requested a mail-in ballot. We logged in to our county and fill up the application. Weeks later, the ballot was mailed and we voted at home. We followed the instruction and you should read carefully so that your ballot will be counted and valid. Make sure you only shade once otherwise it will be rejected. The most important thing is when you finished, make sure you signed the sealed envelope. It was an easy task since we're home and we sit down and read everything before voting. I waited for the early voting schedule since they told that there'll be mail-in ballots machine to drop off your ballots instead of going to the Post Office (well, USPS is just across the building LOL). Then, the ballot will be counted right after the election on the same day. I'm glad its already over and we're just waiting for the official results. I stayed late hours for the pa

Happy Halloween!

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 I just want to greet a Happy Halloween! And be safe everyone! Wear your mask and sanitize when you go outside! I compiled this video from my past Halloween events and parties. I hope you enjoy watching!