Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas, everyone!
May all of us remember to be thankful and enjoy this day with our loved ones. :)

- Mara

Monday, December 12, 2011

Music Monday: Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger (VS Fashion Show 2011)


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Need A New Phone?

Are you looking for a new phone? A spare phone? Or a phone not so expensive to give as a gift? I am selling my brand new Nokia C1-01 phone.

This Nokia C1-01 is perfect as a spare phone or as a gift to your teenage son or daughter as their first cellphone.

Here are the specs:

- 2G Network
- Weight: 78.8 g
- Camera: 600x480 pixels
- Bluetooth
- Radio
- Video

You can also check the complete specs on GSMARENA.

I checked some sellers on eBay and they're selling it for P2,500+.
I'm selling mine for P2,300, inclusive of everything. It's Globe-locked, color Grey, opened but NEVER been used, and has a 12-month Nokia warranty. I only opened the box to check if it's complete (battery, charger, manual, headset).

If you're interested, please leave a comment here with your contact number. I won't publish it, don't worry. I hate spammers too. :) Also, I would only be available for meetups. Hopefully, I'll get to sell this within next week.

I know I should be posting this on eBay but I don't have an account there and I think it would be useless for me to create one since I'm not really a seller per se. I just want to rid of things that I don't actually use and need and besides, I would probably get more traffic here on my blog than auction sites.

Thanks guys!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Music Monday: Coldplay - Paradise

From Coldplay's latest album, Mylo Xyloto, this song has this relaxing and soothing vibe to it which aside from the artist makes me love this song even more.

It makes me imagine myself in a more less-stressful place. :)

I love Coldplay. I love their music. I love their songs. And now, I love Paradise even more because it was played during the Championship ceremony at the recently concluded ATP World Tour Finals™ when the 6 time ATP champion, Roger Federer, was being awarded his championship trophy. <3

"This could be para-para-paradise
This could be para-para-paradise
Oh oh oh oh oh oh-oh-oh"

Now, every time I hear Paradise, I see Roger lifting his huge trophy up.

photo from: Roger Federer's Facebook

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tonight Is Sports Night

For someone who is not as athletic as myself, I'm surprised why I even follow sporting events especially tennis and football. Seriously. I don't even have a sport that I play except for the occasional Wii Sports and the old-school Dance Dance Revolution which I doubt are considered as the real sporty thing.

Anyhow, tonight is a jam-packed night of sporting events: LA Galaxy vs. PH Azkals; Arsenal vs. Wigan; and Nalbandian/Schwank vs. Verdasco/Lopez, and I made sure that I finish work before football and tennis begin. I almost did it but not quite, I had to finish an article all throughout the LA Galaxy vs. PH Azkals match. Still glad it didn't take me until the Davis Cup to finish or else my concentration would be everywhere.

It blows though that Arsenal vs. Wigan and the Davis Cup Doubles are on at the same time, 11PM Manila Time. On the upside, Arsenal is shown at Star Sports (miraculously!), so I can still get to stream Davis Cup. Yey!

Ooooh, by the way, here's a sweet photo of David Beckham handing Manny Pacquiao his jersey at the match earlier:

photo from: ANC Alerts Twitter

Needless to say, LA Galaxy won over the PH Azkals with 6 goals to 1. It was a good first half though for the Philippines.

So okay, I have one eye on the TV for the Arsenal vs. Wigan and one eye on my laptop for the Davis Cup.

Who says non-sporty girls can't watch and enjoy sports? :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Moonlit Bazaar at the Rockwell Tent

You know it's Christmas season when bazaars start to show up in every corner and malls and you get invites on Facebook from different online shops who are participating in that particular bazaar.

If you are one of those who enjoys "window online shopping", now may be your chance to get your hands on that pretty little dress, cute pair of shoes, and cool accessories without the hassle of going to the bank to deposit your payment and still wait 2-3 days for your items to be delivered to your doorstep, or the worry that you might be a victim of bogus sellers, who after you deposit your payment won't reply to you ever again.

Visit the Rockwell Tent

photo from: Manila Life

You can start your Christmas shopping for yourself or your loved ones this coming weekend at the Moonlit Bazaar at the Rockwell Tent. There are a lot of shops participating in the said bazaar, from clothing, shoes, accessories, and gift items, you name it, they have it.

Some participating brands: Coup de Love, Made U Look, Accent, CULTUS, Olivia and Fifth, Gift Hub, Posh Pocket Shoes and a lot more.

Moonlit Bazaar is open tomorrow, December 2 until Sunday, December 4 from 12 noon to 12 midnight.

Monday, November 28, 2011

At A Loss For Words


For the 3rd consecutive Sunday, Roger was up against Jo and like the previous Sundays, he won.

Roger Federer won his 6th straight ATP World Tour Finals™ title, won his 807th wins, won his 100th finals, won his 70th title.

I am at a loss for words right now.

Please check out OnCourtAd and The Federer Blog.

I have so much to say but my mind's too overwhelmed with joy and excitement about his ATP win.

Blog post to follow soon! :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Roger Federer's On-Court Interview

If you are a follower of mine on Twitter, then you've probably read a lot of tennis in the past weeks or so following the ATP World Tour.

But since I can't contain my excitement and joy over my favorite player's record breaking titles and well... records, I will bring these feelings to my blog and share it with more people other than my friends and Twitter followers.

I believe by now even my blog readers know how much of a tennis and Roger Federer fan I am. I am proud to be on #TeamFederer!

ATP World Tour Finals started last Sunday, November 20 and I didn't miss a 1st game match (10pm MLA time), more so a Roger Federer match even when it was second game match at 4am. Last night was the first game I missed and it's a Semi-Final match. How great was that? I got caught up with friends and just followed tweet updates about the ongoing semis between Federer and Ferrer.

Of course, Roger won and he is now on his 100th ATP Finals and hopefully 70th ATP Finals win!!!

Here's his on-court interview after defeating David Ferrer to advance to his 100th finals with 7-5 6-3:

A huge thank you to FedererNews for sharing this link and to kissakiss for the video upload.

Follow me on Twitter if you want to exchange tennis-related tweets or just about anything. :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Manage your files using Dropbox


Have a huge file you can't just send via email to yourself or your friends? Need to save and access your files using different computers? No need to carry around a USB device or worry about huge file size because you can now save and access your files, hassle-free with Dropbox.

You just need to:

1. Click Dropbox
2. Create an account
3. Install on your laptop or desktop
4. Copy or drag files (documents, spreadsheets, videos, photos, mp3s, etc.) on to your Dropbox folder and you can access your files anywhere there's an internet connection

True to its tagline "Simplify your life", it makes accessing and sharing files, especially large ones, to your friends. You can create your own private folders and you can create one and share with your friends like those photos you had during your out-of-town trips or birthday celebrations.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Adense problem

I have been having problems with my blog's Google Adsense for the past couple of months and I have zero idea on how to deal with it and fix it.

Is there anyone here who can help me with it? I'll send you an email or IM. I've tried searching Google's FAQ but I don't have the patience and the time to sift through each of the hundred topics posted and find a specific solution or explanation to my problem.

It would be a huge help and I would really appreciate it.
I can link you back as a thank you. :)

Thanks in advance, guys!

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Swiss Maestro's First Paris-Bercy Title!

If you have been following my blog since the start, you would know that I am an avid fan of tennis and my all-time favorite player is the Swiss maestro, Roger Federer.

After the 4 Grand Slams which caused me heartbreak seeing him lose each time, I didn't lose hope that he'd be back with grace and win some more titles. I wasn't wrong.

Even though he slipped down 1 notch in the World Rankings, I believe this year hasn't been all that bad for the former World No.1, current World No. 4 and 16 Grand Slam winner.

Roger Federer...
- won his 800th career win which makes him the 7th player to earn it
- won his first ever Paris-Bercy title
- won his 18th Masters title, now 1 win away from the current top on the list, Rafael Nadal
- won his 69th title

Not bad, eh?

Your fans are so happy and so proud of this win, Roger!!!

After the BNP Paribas Masters is the World Tour Finals in London next week.
Looking forward to it!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Music Monday: Coldplay - We Found Love Radio 1 Live Lounge


This song is a cover of the Rihanna and Calvin Harris song and I say the Coldplay version
is way, way, better than the original. It sounded more sweet, I am a fan of upbeat songs
but this song is better off sung by Coldplay.

What do you think?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Series Review: Covert Affairs

One boring weekend, I've caught up with my favorite TV series and got nothing left to do so I browsed through and in search for something new to watch.

Covert Affairs caught my eye mainly because it is still on its second season and I wouldn't be catching up for so long. I didn't read the reviews, I just read the synopsis and thought it would help me pass my boredom.

I was wrong.

I apologize if you are a fan of this series, but personally I found it too boring and bland for my taste. I didn't expect it to be an instant favorite of mine, but I expected it to be at the very least interesting enough to make me want to continue watching it.

The Series


So okay, I finished all 11 episodes of season 1 until season 2's 10th episode and it's not because it was too gripping, thanks to Auggie Anderson (played by Christopher Gorham). He was the only reason I stuck through all the episodes, he was just too charming and irresistible.

I thought after the first two or so episodes of the series, it would catch up with the story line. Not. There's just something lacking. The story is there, the characters and the actors are all good, the script is okay (can still be improved but it's not bad), but they just can't seem to make the story solid.

I watch a lot of TV series, CSI, Criminal Minds, White Collar, Leverage, The Mentalist, NCIS LA just to name a few. These series have different stories per episode but there's just one or two general problem that binds 1 season. Every episode have a "crime", they will investigate and what we're watching is the "what", "why", "how", "when", and "where", somehow, Covert Affairs missed this. At the beginning, they'll present a problem and then all of a sudden it's solved.


But I'm sticking to it until the end of season 2. I'm still giving it a chance because Season 2's Episode 7 was great. It was complete, intriguing, and was Auggie's episode. Let's see if the writers can keep it up and start doing episodes like Episode 7.

Rating: 5/10

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