Sunday, September 29, 2013

6 Productivity Tools and Apps that Help Me Remember and Get Things Done

Everyone needs a little help, even someone who thinks she's self-sufficient and retentive like me. I still write things down on my little notebook and try to keep things in memory. But I've come to terms that my memory sometimes fails me (LOL old age I think) (I sometimes forget something a few seconds I thought of them!) and that I may need the aid of technology on some tasks.

So I put together a list of tools and apps I use regularly to keep me on track, get shit done, and keep things a tad organised.

Evernote

This is one of the best productivity tool out there. It's the one I use for almost all of my important note-taking or, more accurately, copy-pasting from the web. Evernote is where I store my account passwords, recipes, and itinerary drafts. I know it has some other nifty, cool features but I only use the basics. Right now, Evernote has a new digitised Post-It feature that I am yet to figure out, lol.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Life Lately: August


August was a good month.

Anniversary + Ed's 28th

The eighth was our 4th anniversary and the twentieth was the boy's 28th birthday. While I celebrated my birthday in Sagada, his (well, aside from the one he spent with officemates) was celebrated in Panglao, Bohol running a full marathon.

Bohol Marathon 2013

Ed, his running mate JJ, JJ's wife Sophie, and I ferried to Panglao for Bohol International Marathon 2013. I'm happy that Ed achieved his personal best, which I'm sure he'll top again soon. :)

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sagada Photo Diary

A month ago, the partner and I went to the highlands as the other half's (not the male) birthday gift to self.

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Ever since I came back from the Banaue-Sagada trip last year, I had been meaning to return to Sagada around the same time to catch Panag-apoy. I couldn't wait for November however, it's like waiting for the year 2033 or something. So I thought why not go there on July on my birthday? It's great that Ed was quite supportive of the idea.

There weren't too many tourists that time which was great. It was cold and breezy which I actually liked but my body didn't. I mean, come on body, don't be such a tropical tub of lard!

The day we arrived (July 11), we had lunch at the Yoghurt House then walked to some famous spots. We wanted to have dinner at the Log Cabin that night but it was full so we went to Strawberry Cafe instead which wasn't bad at all! Their food was affordable and quite tasty.

We rose early the following day to catch the sunrise at Kiltepan Peak. Alas, it was cloudy so sunrise wasn't as scenic. After breakfast at Rock Inn, we trekked to Marlboro Mountain. I started to feel funny in the stomach that morning and worsened that afternoon. Apparently, two servings of yogurt (from lunch the day before and breakfast at Rock Inn) was already too much for my stomach to take. Fvcking lactose intolerance. Ed wanted to have yogurt post-lunch at Lemon Pie House but my stomach's already having a carnival so I had to pass. I actually spent the rest of the day in bed and Ed chose to stay, too. We had dinner at the Log Cabin that night but I couldn't enjoy my dinner because of tummy issues. I only ate soup (so good!) and garden salad. Bummer, dude.