Photohunt: Morning

One Sunday morning, we had our ‘almost brunch’ at  a coffee house called The Sweet Spot.  It is such a cozy place located at Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, perfect for a lazy Sunday morning.  It has a nook with books, too!  That part is what I love about the place.

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Hello to all Photohunters at Photohunt! I am back again. 😀

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Comfort Food

After each tumult, comfort food.  I had two of this heavenly aka very delicious egg tart last September 12. They did not banish completely the hurt but they served as absorbent temporarily.

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Processed with VSCOcamLast night, Daryl brought food again that comforted us again with the thought that all will be well.

IMG_20140926_093427This banana cake with no preservative is superb.  I am not a fan of banana cakes but this one I recommend.  Some people will be receiving them this Christmas! Heh.  blink

Some days, I really get bored with Facebook

This is a personal view and is not intended to malign the social networking site.

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There are days that I get bored with Facebook. Just like anything else, the novelty of it all, for me, faded. Though the activities posted are varied, it became routine for me. Perhaps it is just me.

I am getting tired of reading updates that seem nonsensical to me. I love photography and anything related to it, I find interesting. But recently, there are quotes in designed frames that are becoming eye sores to me. I am getting tired of vanity posts or photos. I am getting tired of ad-like updates that want to tell the world, “I am rich!” I have not understood the idea of flaunting.

There are too many things given freely each second at FB as updates. Some of them are even come-ons. Information overload is not a good thing, I guess.

I just wanted to tell that I do not visit FB that frequent anymore, or if ever I visit, it does not take long. Still a fan of the hype? Or are you like me getting bored?  With Facebook, that is.

This is from a discussion board I joined before where I am not active anymore.  The comments below were also from those people in that discussion board.

inertia

I think the novelty of FaceBook has worn off a long time ago to many people. But still lots of people use it as a minute to minute update system. I am also bored with FaceBook, I go there once in a while now. There is no incentive to keep my interest there, except promoting sites like MyLot and others I use. Now, if FaceBook decided to pay it’s members, then I believe FaceBook would explode all over again. But I agree with you.

enelym001

Hi bingskee! I feel that way too, I have written about it as well in another site. I’m getting tired with facebook too and I’m just keeping for the sake of my brother who’s away from us and some relatives we need to communicate with. There were times before that I was so curious about updates of those people I know, but I feel there’s nothing to it now but just bragging about their new car, their travels abroad, their breakup with boyfriend – including the word fight with their boyfriends. It all seems nonsense knowing and seeing what’s happening with their life.

Leocen

i can’t even use it cos it’s in china. we can just use qzone there.just the feel as you do, bragging their new single lens cameas and skills of picturing,and complaints about friends . nothing appeals to me ,

giepuz

I feel that too and it came to a point that I deactivated my Facebook account temporarily. 😦 I only activate it it when I want to view the current pictures of my baby nephew.

Mashnn

From the start, I was never a fun of facebook. I only visit it sometimes when I have something to check out.

cher913

me too. although i like to know what my friends and family are up to, i find it kind of boring to spend a lot of time in there. i only spend about 5 minutes in there when i am there.

Joni

I am bored with it also. I play games and have even gotten tired of those. I don’t have much family on there. And my real friends play the games and that is all I see from them on there There is no conversation. Just seems like such a huge waste of time.

miadsoriano

I just signed up for a Facebook account at the start of the year. And about 4 or 5 months into it, I already found it boring. I just go online to greet people on their birthdays.

dorannmwin

You aren’t at all alone in your opinion of facebook. I will admit that I visit on a daily basis because of the fact that is the only way that I’m able to keep in touch with many of my friends and family members. With that said, I don’t spend nearly the amount of time on there as I used to when I was newer to facebook. The games and such are just not nearly as appealing to me as they used to be so I will read updates and that is it.

seriousnuts

I strongly agree with you, but as for me, I don’t only get bored, I also feel very very annoyed with Facebook. People just wouldn’t stop posting. The majority of their posts are nonsensical. I also despise vanity posts. Facebook is not a dating site! (or is it?) I also hate posts that show hatred toward another user. If they want to confront someone, they should just tell it to the person face-to-face. Sad how this wonderful site has turned out to be a tool to backstab people, flirt, flaunt, or whatever other nonsensical purposes they have in mind. I want to deactivate my account, but I have to admit there are.

babykeka80

I basically use facebook for the silly games. I love all those stupid games Zynga puts out on facebook. I will sometimes post a status or respond but that is basically it. It seems like everyone continues to copy and paste the same pics, sayings, etc. and it does get annoying. I haven’t completely given up on it yet but maybe soon.

Browisn

I’m with you babykeka80. If it weren’t for all the mindless, senseless, fun games from Zynga I would spend much less time on facebook. I usually open it to see how members of my family and extended family are doing, but lately they aren’t posting much news either. So I just stick around for the games like CiteVille and previously Mafia Wars and countless others that I’ve generally lost interest in.

Woody7189

Yes, I am also becoming bored with facebook. At first it was new and exciting and I really enjoyed reconnecting with many old friends. However at this point it is nothing exciting and I don’t go on there very often. I never spend more than an hour a day on facebook.

tash01

Facebook can be boring at times, especially if your online an no one to talk with.I log-in twice per day,to check message and play the game farnville.Are is a friend said i will talk for a while,an when am through using farmville i will log out till in the evening. It is boring to some people,while entertaining to other.

vistar1991

Yes i agree with you,Now Facebook has become extremely boring.it is causing frustrations because of repeated notifications.though i have many friends on Facebook but they always seemed to be offline.No genuine notifications.Those apps & game request is flooding my account.Now the name of the Facebook is seen everywhere in advt ,t.v ,commercials and it is just frustrating me. Sometimes i even find operating Facebook very difficult.

Rosa26

Here in my house my son is bored too, my husband doesn’t likes FB he only goes to FB one in a month and never post,I only go to FB one a day to see my niece and nephew and others relative as a mater of I enter today and spend only 5 minutes,yes I got bored of FB too.

ckayth

other than stalking my crush’s Facebook and know every details of it there are also quite interesting stuffs i see on Facebook(i hope you too)that i like. The be-friend thing,Liking thing and a little chat on my girlfriends.And i totally agree that along the way it becomes more like a routine although there are some variations. we do the same thing over and over again(soft critics) and it’s quite annoying the “feeling close” i can sense from some liking sapiens (opposite i mean). Not just because you like my photos and status,what are we now? bestfriends? haha.i’m mean at it but it make sense.

ehleonkyrietales

But the thing is, facebook gets too much from our generated traffic and they didn’t even bother returning even a cent of their continues revenue. Here dear… you are paid and trust me, mylot discussions are more sensical – way more sensical than facebook stuff. Happy mylotting and I’m hoping you’d be active around here.

telmesh

Never a big fan I have friends there that play the games and do nothing else. I use it to post pics. taken whilst on holiday and check out friends pics. Other than that it’s not worth that much to me.

weasel181

I agree, I don’t play the games on there as I’ve not got any interest in them. I find a lot of the status up dates can be just stupid, like do we really need to hear about every minute of some peoples lives???? I only post on there when I have something interesting to say, not that I get many comments. I usually do likes, and think more forum type site should have something like that added in.

allysum90

I still go on Facebook quite frequently, but I see your point. When people get to the point when they are posting about the most mundane things it seems pointless. I mostly check Facebook for keeping up to date with my close friends that I don’t always get to see on a day-to-day basis. I also like to know what’s going on with my relatives I only get to visit once a year.

HJSBurnett

Me too! I would be a lot more interested if there was a way I could make money off of it! If anyone knows how, message me! I NEED MONEY!!!

 

Daryl’s Birthday Extension at Peking Garden

We woke up early.  It’s a day Daryl intended to celebrate his birthday.  It’s the most awaited day.  We were going to eat at Peking Garden where the famous Peking duck was said to be the best among the best of Peking duck dishes in the metro.

I prayed before we left that all will be alright because we were destined to go to Glorietta at Ayala where Peking Garden is. It is far from where we were.  The one at Trinoma already closed down (unfortunately) when Daryl decided to check and taste the goodness of the renowned dish.

Anyway, as I continue, the preachy ones will probably tell that God didn’t hear my prayer because on our way to Ayala, the car overheated and we had to stop by at a gasoline station.  But this is another story.

We turned to Buendia as Kay had instructed Papsie, opposed to the instructions I read on the net that we had to turn to Palm Drive.   I panicked (silently) that all of us does not exactly know where our destination was.  I, for one, was not used to frequent Makati and Ayala, and all I was hearing were they were not sure.  It irked me, I have to admit, but after some playing around with chances, we were able to reach our destination which was a long walk away from where we parked.

Peking Garden is located at Greenbelt 5.  On our way we saw a lagoon where you can throw food (at kois) that you can get after inserting two 5-peso coins in a machine.

After this, we proceeded to where Peking Garden was.  Greenbelt is a huge place, and one where the ‘loaded’ go.  We were ‘outcasts’.

We had a blast.  Surprisingly, the peking duck meat was all goodness!  The shrimp dumpling (hakao) were pure bliss, and also the fried bean curd.

We first tried to eat the peking duck meat with the cucumber and the leeks wrapped in what seemed to be a lumpia wrapper but thicker. You have to dip the meat first in a special, yummy sauce before the wrapping.

The second way to eat the peking duck was with a soup which was also a delicious treat.  The last way to eat the delicacy was to wrap the minced duck meat  with a romaine lettuce (with a sauce, too).

It’s a wonderful, wonderful experience.  Daryl also ordered fried rice with peking duck meat and also scrambled egg with minced dried scallops.  We were told that the latter was a best seller, too.

He was mentally prepared for it, he said. Including the expenses.  😀 Despite the challenging day for all of us (which will be another story), we enjoyed a lot and treated ourselves with scoops of Sebastian’s chocolate with rhum ice cream when we finally got home!