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Melissa Solito
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A cloudy evening in Davao City and thus we weren't able to see the #BloodMoonEclipse :( The clouds hiding the moon were glowing orange / red though. If you missed the #lunareclipse too, here are awesome photos of it by +Cyndi Q.! ^__^
O.K. So I went and done it. I took pictures, with a real camera.
 Although not a professional one, I think it/I did well. I took pics of the moon in various phases from around 10:30pm 4/14 - 1:10am 4/15.
 It was really rather cool to watch.

#bloodmoon #lunareclipse #bloodmooneclipse  
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Thanks for the share +Melissa Solito!
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Spoiler alert!! #Pacman wins #PacquiaoVsBradley2 fight! Wooo! Round3 anyone? ^_^

#Pacquiao #Philippines
Congrats Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao ! 
Philippines are so proud of you.
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Good morning! ♥ Early bird catches the good waves!

#skimboarding #sunrise #DahicanBeach #Mati #DavaoOriental #Philippines
Surf time at sunrise
Skimboarders in Dahican Beach, Mati City, Davao Oriental
© Jojie Alcantara 2013
“If you’ve come in search of me, I can be found down by the sea.
Feet in the sand, wind in my hair, the Sea and Me, an inseparable pair.”
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The +Living Montessori Now blog is turning four years old and +Deb Chitwood (the mommy behind it) is having an awesome #giveaway! It's open worldwide dear international  #Montessori  parents, so join join! ^__^
Blog post at : It's time to party at Living Montessori Now!!! I'm celebrating my 4rd blogiversary all month, and I'm starting the celebration with a FABULO[..]
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#BlueBunny Mocha Almond ice cream and ice-cold strawberry smoothie for #SweetsSunday! It's summertime here in #Davao and even though I don't like sweet stuff that much, these goodies helped me cool down ^_^ ♥

#icecream #mocha #smoothies #SandR #nofilter #Nexus4 #RhonnaDesigns (text)
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Last day in Davao also +Wesley Yeoh. Got sturdy paper / woven storage boxes for only 100 each, hehe :)
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Say hello to the first person who might walk on #Mars. You go girl!! ^_^

#inspiring #dreambelievesurvive (hihi)
Since I've been learning astronomy or cosmology I have been inspired by so many things, such as galaxies, black holes, stars, or even planets. However, today someone really inspired me. A 13 year old girl named Alyssa Carson who wants to become an astronaut one day and be the first person to walk on Mars.

Here are 5 reasons why I think everyone should know this girl:

1. She’s the first person to complete all NASA Space Camps
2. Alyssa not only knows French, Spanish, Chinese, and some Turkish but studies schools subjects in those languages!
3. Alyssa is also the first person to complete NASA’s Passport Program visiting all 14 locations!
4. Alyssa not only wants to become an astronaut but gives motivational speeches to children
5. Instead of taking a summer off Alyssa will be going to more Space Camps, TED Talks, and much more (check out my blog post for her crazy hectic schedule!)

I wrote up a full blog post an expanding a little more on those 5 reasons of why this young girl has inspired me and may even inspire you. 

Check it out here:
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My girls are uber-fascinated with #chameleons~ thanks to #Tangled, #Disney's version of the story of #Rapunzel :) She had a chameleon BFF named Pascal in the movie and it thrilled the girls no end when he changes colors~ which we all thought happens so it can blend with its environment. This +WIRED article just said it's not so! Hah, I learn something new from G+ everyday ;-) And yes, I'll share this article with my girls.
The real reason chameleons change their colors (it's not what you think):
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Haha! Uso yun noon +Wesley Yeoh :p

Arghh, LSS kuya +Adrian Dale Quimno!! Never fails o.O

You're welcome +Jihun Kim! :)
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I'm awake at 5am, and this is what I see ~ yummy #chocolate #PotDeCreme! Gahh.. Drooling!! o.O

Pot de crème (or ‘pot of cream’) is a traditional French custard. This sinfully decadent chocolate version is easy to prepare, and perfect for dinner parties since you can make it ahead and refrigerate until you’re ready for dessert. Serve with whipped cream, a sprinkle of powdered sugar, with berries, or let the rich chocolate shine all on its own. Get the recipe here:
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I go for strawberries dipped in condensed milk.  The best!
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Ahhh, #Math! In beautiful figures and images to easily explain difficult concepts :)

#geek #geekingout
Since I'm not that good at (as I like to call it) 'die-hard-mathematics', I've always liked concepts like the golden ratio or the dragon curve, which are easy to understand and explain, but are mathematically beautiful at the same time. Do you know of any other concepts like these?
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Agree on everything you've said! Best Marvel movie by far, yes :)
I will try to keep this Review as SPOILER free as possible for those who have not seen the movie yet. When Marvel Studios announced that Anthony and Joe Russo had been charged with Directing duties for Captain America's ne...
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Breastfeeding our first kid from her birth, through my second pregnancy, and until now that we have a second kid! Yep, I'm tandem breastfeeding! ;-)
  • Davao Medical School Foundation
    Medical Doctor, 2002 - 2006
  • University of the Philippines
    BS Biology (Major in Cell Bio), 1998 - 2002
  • Philippine Science High School
    1994 - 1998
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We were the first customer the day we had lunch in Casa Armas. As such, the staff was still busy preparing the restaurant and weren't so attentive to us. But they were friendly enough. Their food is really good, especially their Tapas (which you buy per piece) and Spanish rice. Their Tapa (marinated beef slices) which was listed in their bestsellers section, however, did not live up to our expectations. We've had better Tapa in less classy joints ;-) For drinks, we had the House Blend Ice Tea which was excellent! I hope they'll add a bottomless option for it because one glass isn't enough. Overall, our Casa Armas experience was very good. Good service, excellent food, classy ambiance.
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reviewed a year ago
Must-try: xiao long bao and pork buns. Soupy pork goodness in every bite! :) Service is good (servers were helpful) and waiting time for the food was reasonable. However, waiting time might be longer if you'll eat during rush hours. The restaurant has comfy ambiance and the see-through glass kitchen is an added bonus :)
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Stayed for 3d/2n with my family (2 kids included) and we have no complaints whatsoever. The Junior Suite we stayed in was well-maintained, with functional kitchenette and big tub / rainshower in the bathroom. Room service food was fast, affordable (given it's hotel food) and delicious. The hotel staff was friendly, accommodating and always ready to help. Best part? Lancaster Hotel is just 5-10min away from MRT Shaw, Shangri-La Plaza and SM Megamall ^__^
Quality: Very goodFacilities: Very goodService: Excellent
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Quality of food is excellent! We had Crabmeat pizza and Kansas City bbq ribs. However, the wait for food was quite long and to think we were the only customer there on a late weekday afternoon. On a more positive note, the waiters were very attentive- constantly refilling hubby's bottomless drink and were quick to offer us free food (boiled corn) when our food took so long to arrive.
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