The Old Reader: A Short-Lived Affair

The-Old-Reader-going-privateUpdate: The Old Reader announced that they will remain public after all.  I’m still testing out Bloglovin, though: Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

It’s another sad week.

Yesterday, I saw a notification on my The Old Reader page saying that they took down the “Donate” button and that they were going private.  I was initially alarmed after reading the “… going private” page so I headed over to their blog.  Sure enough, I saw their heart-breaking announcement: The Old Reader is going to be a private RSS Aggregator for the developers’ families and friends, those who already donated, & those who signed up before March 31, 2013.

I am neither related or friends with any of the three developers.  I haven’t donated to them in the past.  I also am not one of the privileged few who signed up for their service before March 31, 2013 either; although I wish I did.

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Food Review: Siopao from Town Fiesta Restaurant and Bakery

Disclaimer: The food item(s) in this review were bought to-go. I prefer eating restaurant food in the comfort of my own home. Also, I would say that I eat more than the average Igorot does on one meal. My tongue is inclined towards salty and spicy food. Lastly, most of food in this review series are made in my hometown, La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines.


The HUUUGE siopao of Town Fiesta Restaurant and Bakery, La Trinidad, Benguet.

On my way home yesterday, I developed a craving for siopao from Town Fiesta Restaurant and Bakery. Siopao, in the Philippines, is a steamed bun stuffed with meat (pork, chicken, or tuna) sparingly mixed with vegetables and egg. It can be eaten alone or with dipping sauce or ketchup. There are two general varieties of siopao stuffing: Asado (a technique of cooking pork) and Bola-Bola (stuffed with a large meatball and boiled egg).

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Luke 18:5

Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart and yield a harvest through perseverance.

Tabs on Gmail

Last May 29, 2013 (Wednesday), Gmail introduced a “new inbox”. The way I see it, it’s an additional way to organize emails. They now implemented tabs that separate emails according to five general categories: Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates, and Forums.

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Cordillera Day 2013

A blessed Cordillera Day to all ka-ilyans of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)!

I am proud to be part of this ethnic group that has one of the richest and most diverse cultures in the Philippines. More so, I am proud of the importance we acknowledge and give to nature and to GOD.


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