Friday, April 29, 2016

Fun And Creative Long Distance Relationship Activities For Couples

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Sharing experiences when you’re in a long distance relationship isn’t easy, so this week we’ve pulled together 10 fun long distance relationship activities for you to try.

Most couples who have been in long distance relationships for any length of time are pretty good at talking to each other about how their day was and what they’re doing in their lives at present. When you are separated from the one you love, there’s no doubt that talking on this level is important. Talking about your day will help you get to know each other better and feel more connected to your respective daily realities.

However, if you want to actively grow closer emotionally even while you’re far apart physically, it’s also important to go beyond the “what’s going on right now” sort of chatter. You also need to find some long distance relationship activities–new, fresh ways to create shared experiences, even over the miles.

When you’re in a long distance relationship, finding interesting ways to “do” new things together can be difficult. It can feel a bit forced to “schedule” a long distance date night. It can feel awkward to try something that seems silly or cheesy, or to ask your partner to do something that you’re not sure they’ll enjoy.

However, it’s worth taking some risks to try new things. Getting beyond talking about your day is the quickest way to get to know your partner better. This, in turn, can help you love them even more deeply and make you more sure that your long distance relationship is worth the sacrifice and time you’re investing in it. Alternatively, it can help you to see that it’s not the right relationship for you. Either is a good outcome in the long run.

“Doing” long distance relationship activities together will also help build special, sweet memories to sustain you both on cold and lonely long distance nights. I’ve been married to someone I met long distance for more than six years now. I still smile when I think of some of the sweet ways that he surprised me during our long distance days and the interesting conversations that we had when we branched out from talking about the immediate.

So, how do you come up with these sorts of long distance relationship activities?

Your own creative brain is a great place to start. I bet that if you grabbed a pen and some paper right now you could come up with at least five interesting things for you and your long distance partner to try without any trouble at all – ten if you were willing to jot down activities or discussion topics you weren’t sure would “work” well.

However, if you aren’t already busy scribbling your own list, here are ten ideas to help get you started

10 Fun Long Distance Relationship Activities
1.  Take an online quiz and discuss your results
You can find plenty of “are you compatible?” quizzes online. Many of them are downright silly and won’t tell you anything useful. If you’re looking for more meaningful alternatives and you haven’t already completed the VIA Signature Strengths Survey on the Authentic Happiness website, it’s worth doing. Take a look at this piece on character strengths for more on that. Look at this post on the enneagram personality types and this one on love languages for more interesting online assessments and discussion questions.

2.  Play a game together online
There are thousands of games you could play together online. You can play chess at Chess.com. You can find all sorts of virtual reality games at Play Free Online Games. You can find card and other games at Games.com. Still not inspired? Try searching for online crossword or Sudoku puzzles.

3.  Send each other a long distance care package
Everybody loves receiving presents. Especially when you’re in a LDR, sending a present can be a wonderful way to tell someone that you love them and that you are thinking about them. Giving and receiving presents can help create a shared bond and tangible reminders of love and happiness.

Set a dollar limit (e.g., $25, not including postage) and put together some small gifts and treats for your long distance partner. Get creative, and then have fun explaining and discussing your choices after you’ve each received your package. If you’re looking for some good gifts for long distance love, check out the more than 70 options on our gifts page.

4.  Go on a virtual movie date
If you’re in a similar time zone, set aside an evening to watch the same movie while you’re on Skype or the phone together. It’s not quite the same as snuggling on the couch and sharing a bowl of popcorn, but it can make for some relaxing together time. If you’re looking for a thoughtful movie about LDRs, check out Like Crazy. You might also be interested in Catfish, a documentary about online dating.

5.  Go on an adventure in your own city
Go on an adventure in your own city – somewhere you love going but don’t get to often, or somewhere brand new. Take photos and send them text messages throughout the day letting them know what you’re doing. Have them do the same where they live, and then share your photos and discuss your outings.


6.  Write some open-when letters
Missing them? Channel that angst into writing something (many things) that will remind your loved one exactly how much you really do love and miss them. Putting some effort into open when letters can pay off for weeks (or months).

7. Make an LDR playlist together
Music taps feelings that are hard to put into words, so when you’re feeling glum and lonely it can be extremely cathartic to put together an LDR playlist. When you share this playlist with your loved one you might touch their own emotions (or at least tickle their funny bone). Either way, they’ll know you were thinking of them. If you want to go one better, invite them to help you put the playlist together. If you each suggest 6 songs you’ll have a whole hour of heart-felt music. Sore. Short on inspiration?? Check out this piece on 15 Long Distance Relationship Songs To Fit Every Mood.

8.  Talk deep
Have an in-depth chat about something important that will help you get to know one another better (check out these pieces on 10 Important Questions For Couples To Answer About Coping With Stress and How To Talk About Money In A Serious Long Distance Relationship).

9.  Create a bucket list together
Now and then, it’s healthy and inspiring to create a bucket list–a list of experiences you want to have and things you want to accomplish in life. You and your partner can create seperate bucket lists and compare (that’s good for hours of interesting conversation). Alternatively, you can create a LDR bucket list together.

10. Plan your next visit
Putting some effort into planning your next visit (or your ultimate getaway together) can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it can make you miss your partner terribly and make the miles between you seem very long indeed. On the other hand, it can give you something to anticipate, make your reunion sweeter than ever, and help your visit go smoothly.

These 10 long distance relationship activities are just the tip of the iceberg.
What is something you’ve done with your partner or something you’d like to try?

New redesigned search experience, customizable movies, and more


Rolling out now, the latest Google Photos update helps you find your photos faster with a new search bar. Start searching in one tap, or scroll down after tapping on the search bar to see faces, places, and photo types from your library.

In addition, Google Photos now offers the ability to customize automatically created movies with your own music, photos, and videos, so it’s easier than ever to make the perfect video after a holiday or trip. It’s also perfect for Mother’s Day – which you knew was coming up on May 8, right?

Finally, it’s now possible to rename or delete device folders you’ve created and manage your photos on SD cards by adding a new folder, copying, and moving photos.

These changes make Google Photos faster and easier to use than ever, and will be coming soon to iOS.

Get the latest Google Photos update for Android (v1.19) in the Play Store:goo.gl/55OnIr




Thursday, April 28, 2016

H&MSummer so Timely for LABORACAY

 
Pack your snorkels, flippers and favourite beach bikini! Head to hm.com where we’ve got you (barely) covered this #HMForeversummer!









My Fave Merienda

One of my fave pinoy merienda, Kwek kwek and Turon. 

Kwek-Kwek

Ingredients
  • 12 to 18 pieces boiled quail eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¾ to 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp anatto powder (pinulbos na atsuete)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups cooking oil
Instructions
  1. Place the cornstarch in a container and dredge the boiled quail eggs. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and pepper then mix thoroughly.
  3. Dilute the anatto powder in warm water then pour-in the mixing bowl with the other ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Place all the quail eggs in the mixing bowl and coat with the batter.
  5. Heat the pan and pour the cooking oil.
  6. When the oil is hot enough, deep-fry the quail eggs by scooping them from the mixing bowl using a spoon. Make sure that each is coated with batter.
  7. After a few minutes, remove the fried quail eggs from the pan and place in a serving plate.
  8. Serve with vinegar or fish ball sauce while still crispy.
  9. Share and Enjoy!

Turon

Ingredients
  • 6 saba bananas (or plantains), cut in half (lengthwise)
  • 1 cup ripe Jackfruit
  • 1½ cup brown sugar
  • 12 pieces spring roll wrapper
  • 2 cups cooking oil
Instructions
  1. Roll the banana on the brown sugar plate and ensure that the banana is coated with enough sugar
  2. Place the banana with sugar coating in the spring roll wrapper and add some ripe jackfruit
  3. Fold and lock the spring roll wrapper, use water to seal the edge
  4. In a pan, heat the oil and put-in some brown sugar.Wait until the brown sugar floats
  5. Put-in the wrapped banana and fry until the wrapper turns golden brown and the extra sugar sticks on wrapper
  6. Serve hot during dessert or meryenda. Share and Enjoy!

MY 12 AWESOME IPHONE WALLPAPER DESIGNS FOR SUMMER

Much like I mentioned when it comes to my iPhone cases, I have not traditionally been one to switch up my iPhone wallpaper design with any great frequency. Until lately, that is, when suddenly I appear to have decided that fun, colorful and happy designs are the only way to go. Major props are owed to the super talented illustrators, designers and artists who are constantly churning out awesome desktop and phone wallpaper downloads! Today I’ve rounded up just a handful of my favorites, all of which I think are perfect for adding a summer vibe to your tech.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Organic Cafe

Fourth Floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City
Good place to catch up over coffee. Less crowded and pleasant ambience. Nice options in bread and coffee. They have limited tea options but good ones. I had lavender tea and it was good. Also tried their honey bread which was fresh.







Late Night Chill with Loves




Sunday, April 17, 2016

Words for Today!

Thank you God, not only for all the blessings, but for the frustrations which have helped me become a better person.

Thank You!

Thank you for the Love
CBTL
TYPO
The Face Shop
Old Navy 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Chef Guevarra's Dinner

It was my first time to eat in Chef Laudico today and I can say it was worth it. I love the good set of Filipino food available. It was indeed a good buffet restaurant. I love the paella and the Angus Beef with gravy. I'm definitely recommending this restaurant. And oh btw, the ambiance is good as well. It's an old house turned into a restaurant!






Single ka pa ba?


Happiest Birthday Christian

All our memories together will never be taken away, no matter how old we get and how many birthdays pass by, I will always be here for you. Happy birthday!

It was January 29, 2016 Rehab Gastro Pub the 1st time we Met, Thank to our friend Caloi for introducing you to me. That night was like super crazy and i know na alam mo na kung bakit... 


3 months na tayong magkakilala at 3 months na tayo madalas nag uusap ng walang palya... daming kuda, daming halhal pero masaya naman...










Breakfast is LOVE

just want to thank Christian M for this super sarap na breakfast =) 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Shawarma


A simple meal that's enhanced with 3 kinds of sauce; yogurt, cheese, and a mild spicy tomato. 

FOOD 4.0
The base components are the shawarma rice, the salsa on the side, and the 3 sauces to choose from. My favourites are the yogurt and cheese, the tomato is a bit spicy. Want to rate them higher, but our oder was just warm which I expect it to be hot.

LAMB STEAK RICE (219 PHP)
A decent serving of Lamb that's tender, but would have been nicer served hot.

BEEF SHAWARMA RICE (179 PHP)
Shredded beef paired with a hefty serving of shawarma rice to compensate.

SERVICE 3.0
Self Service, They give you a buzzer to inform you when your food is ready. Utensils are provided in each table and also at the counter. Service water is available at the right side of the restaurant if you're coming from the counter.



Thursday, April 7, 2016

Statement from my Doctor




This what you need to do to prevent your hypertension.

Maintain a healthy weight. When it comes to hypertension prevention, your weight is crucial. 

Eat a balanced diet. More vegetables pls 

Cut back on salt. 

Exercise regularly. I suggest na mag yoga ka makakahelp sayo yan.

Limit the alcohol. Wag ka masyadong mag walwal using your term

Monitor your blood pressure. Papadalahan kita ng kit para you can monitor your bp from time to time

Sleep properly wag ka na masyado mag puyat at least mag 8hours of sleep ka. Your too young to for hypertension lalo na nasa history ng family mo yan. 

Stop smoking its not good for your health. 

Have a break from your work at least 2 to 3 weeks then after that balik ka ng St.Lukes for your check up. 

Message from my Doctor.

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