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Works at Medical Doctor / Breastfeeding Advocate / Freelance Writer
Attended Davao Medical School Foundation
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The past week was kinda a blur for me. Pope Francis, princess party, loads of outdoor activities, rainy nights, sick kids. It was no wonder I wasn't able to blog! o.O Hopefully I can get my me-time (aka blogging time, haha) this week :)

#motherhood   #homeschooling   #DavaoHomeschoolingFamily
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Yep, motherhood, that's what kept me from blogging this week. Plus cold, rainy nights~ haha! Yep, I just slept like a baby through the past nights and did not even attempt to blog. I have no idea what happened to Davao this w...
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Balancing is so difficult....
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It's been a hectic week, capped off with a #beachwedding in Samal, summer fun in #SitioMaupot and #NewIsrael, and my grandma's 89th birthday over the weekend. Phew! :) So far the kids are still robust despite missed naps and lots of travel. Me? I just wanna hibernate for a month. Haha!

#offlinelife #Samal #DavaoLifeIsHere #NorthCotabato #Mindanao #LandOfPromise #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines #summergetaway

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Going to hubby's must-cook list: stuffed pork chops by Giada de Laurentiis! Nomnom! :)

#porkrecipe #stuffedpork

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Recipe of the Day: Giada's Spinach-Stuffed Pork Chops http://www.foodtv.com/4ndk3. 
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I think I'll settle with the spinach on the side. Ewan lang pero iba ang dating.

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Bedtime read: #hackers, FBI stings, cybercrime, the whole 9 yards.

#blackhat   #whitehat   #MaksymPopov
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Hacker Maksym Popov gave himself up to the FBI and joined its fight against Eastern European cybercrime. Trouble is, he never really left the dark side.
Hacker Maksym Popov gave himself up to the FBI and joined its fight against Eastern European cybercrime. Trouble is, he never really gave up his black hat.
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Hello G+!! I'm back here for good because our country's election is done! Campaigning in FB is finally over, phew! :) Best news? My #DavaoCity 's beloved mayor has just been elected as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines! #RodrigoDuterte 's election to PH's highest post is quite historic for the following reasons:

1. He has no machinery and has limited campaign funds, and had to rely on grassroots movement and social media. His supporters printed their own campaign materials!
2. He garnered almost 16million votes (partial count), and won via landslide! Nearest opponent is 7million votes away.
3. He is the FIRST president from the island of Mindanao, and the Filipinos have high hopes that he will be the one to finally solve the decades-long peace problem there.

This election is also quite historic in other matters:
1. Highest voter turnout at almost 82%.
2. Lowest incidence of election-related violence and crimes.
3. Fastest transmission of votes since 1978.

All in all it was a generally peaceful and credible election :) I'm so proud of the Filipinos and I'm very happy to note that patriotism is alive and well in my beloved #Philippines . This is a very good start of our country's next chapter, and I hope that all anti-Duterte people will help in the nation building. As what a certain losing presidentiable told President-Elect Duterte, "Digong, I wish you success. Your triumph will be the Filipinos' and our country's triumph." 👊👊

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Pictures below: My finger and hubby's finger with ink after voting (our first time to vote!), and #HelloKitty freaky milkshake with my daughters after voting to celebrate our democratic electoral process! :)

#du30   #du31   #Duterte #Halalan2016 #Eleksyon2016   #PHVote2016   #PiliPinas2016   #BilangPilipino #OneNation   #MyDuterteStory   #AskADabawenyo

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Tip of the week: how to FIND an unsaved Word document? Search for .asd files! Read the article below for instructions :) You're welcome!

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We've all been there.
Don't worry! Your file isn't lost forever. Here's how to find it.
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The first officially govt-recognized #cyborg is here! Guess what his antenna is for ;-)

#thefutureishere #transhuman
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Good read on whether the #SykesPicotAgreement (or Line) from World War I is at fault for the current situation in war-torn #MiddleEast.

#MiddleEastConflict #worldaffairs #geopolitics
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Two historians debate the agreement's legacy.
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I wanted to see a #Warriors vs Spurs series in the 2016 #WesternConferenceFinals coz I thought only Spurs can "tame" the Warriors. But after Game1 of OKC vs WS (which OKC won convincingly via rebounds & good defense) just now, I think this will be a better series :)

#ilovethisgame #NBAConferenceFinals #WarriorsVSThunder
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The future is here: mind-controlled arm for those who love to be #cyborgs  or #transhumans . All I can say is, WOW!

#DARPA   #transhumanism #mindcontrol
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Matheny is a bonafide cyborg—one of the most advanced in the world. The “Modular Prosthetic Limb” he was wearing when we met at a DARPA technology expo this week is a highly articulated, computer-driven device designed for full neural integration. That means it’s capable of receiving signals from the human brain and, paired with the right surgical implants, transmitting signals to the brain.
When I asked Johnny Matheny if I could shake his hand, I was admittedly a little nervous. The soft-spoken Floridian lost his lower left arm to cancer eight years back. His new arm—an advanced, mind-controlled prosthetic developed by DARPA—can crush a human human skull like a child squeezing a clementine.
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I miss you G+! Been busy in FB due to our upcoming national elections. One week to go!!

#PHVote2016 #PiliPinas2016
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A Symbol of a United Philippines #ChangeIsComing   #DU30   #PHVoteDuterte   #Duterte  
Let's unite all Duterte Fans and Supporters by sharing awesome memes for all the world to see.
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What an awesome week in #science it was! Standout news: #polio will be eradicated worldwide by 2017~ wow!

#scienceeveryday
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This Week in Science: April 17 - 23, 2016 http://buff.ly/1YP0o0V
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Proud Davao / Filipino Blogger

Child of God. Happy wife and homeschooling mom. Blogger by passion, medical doctor by education, SAHM by profession :)

More about me in my blogs and social networking sites. See them all in the bottom part of my Google+ 'About' page that says 'Other Profiles' ^__^
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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! ;-)
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  • 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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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years 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 :)
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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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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reviewed 3 years ago