December 2014 Challenge

I started with the 10-day Blog Challenge (which really took me 12 days–oops!) and I think I did good–not awesome. I still had my lazy days and wrote a bunch of words to form (barely) coherent sentences. And had stupid-ass excuses such as: I don’t like the question for the day.

I also mentioned that after the 10-day challenge, I will be doing the 30-Day Blog challenge by December (BUT THERE ARE 31 days). And because I’m a bit impulsive, I went ahead and opened my mouth (more like type) that I will also accomplish the Photo-a-Day Challenge by Fat Mum Slim.

If you want to join in, please do.

For the FMS Photo a Day, you can post it in Instagram. I will post mine in Instagram and Tumblr with the hashtag #fmsphotoaday (FMS means Fat Mum Slim, the creator of this challenge). I have to confess, I have TRIED and FAILED before. I just hope I get to finish this challenge this time around.

The 31-Day Blog Challenge questions/topics I got online from several sources. I basically put several topics in excel and then randomized it. I think it’s pure luck that the first question is “Your goals for the next 30 days”. I’m happy with the list.

Tomorrow is D-Day. See you!




THG: Mockingjay Part 1 ‘The Hanging Tree’

*Just found out that you need Spotify installed in your computer/laptop for the song to play. It’s free though.*

When I first read the 3rd book four years ago, I just read the song–more like how we would read poetry. The interpretation is really really good. It gave me goosebumps when I watched the film.

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
They strung up a man
They say who murdered three.
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at midnight
In the hanging tree.

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where dead man called out
For his love to flee.
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at midnight
In the hanging tree. Continue reading “THG: Mockingjay Part 1 ‘The Hanging Tree’”

Review: Soban Restaurant

It was the city fiesta of Dumaguete and we found ourselves in front of Soban Korean Restaurant for dinner. We’ve been hearing that they serve good (Korean) food. And being the foodies that Yodawan and I are, we decided to give it a try.

When we got in the first thing I noticed was–KOREANS! I have no clue what ‘authentic’ Korean dishes are supposed to taste like coz I’ve never been to Korea. But seeing that there were Koreans eating (and enjoying their meal) is definitely a good sign.

We did not know what to order. Seriously. So we asked our waitress what to get–what the best sellers are and stuff like that.

She recommended Bulgogi Ddukbaegi (soup) and Jeyuk Bokeum.

Before the main dishes were served, we got the sides:

My apologies for the crappy pic (I’ve been using the S5 for a few months now and I still do not know how to use the camera–nyahahaha). The only side dish that I can name is the Kimchi. The cucumber one is really good too. The radish–I didn’t give it a try (the middle one) since I don’t like radish. Nothing to do with the restaurant. The one on the lower right is an eggplant side–it was also good. Forgot about the one on the upper left–I think it’s the equivalent to the Filipino atchara (yum!).

And then we got our main dishes. Korean hot tea was ‘supposed’ to be served but we didn’t get a pot. Anyway, it’s fine–just because I’m not really fond of teas (Korean, English, or whatchamacallit). Continue reading “Review: Soban Restaurant”