I got this book months ago as a birthday gift as its release coincides with my birthday. I guess it took me so long to finish this as I was engrossed in work and other personal stuff. So now, yes I finally finished “The House of Hades” and I think this is the best of the 4 “Heroes of Olympus” books. To me this feels like a “Mark of Athena Part II” as it sort of creates just one story-line and it seems like a “happy ending”.
Remember the following points:
Remember the names Bob and Damasen – you will love their part in the story. I almost cried. :)
Every now and then I like to experiment with completely new ingredients. I just go grocery shopping and I pick one thing that I’ve never cooked before. If I’m lucky, I discover a great new flavor and that one ingredient usually ends up on my go-to shopping list. This time, I was wandering along the store’s aisles when I stumbled upon an acorn squash. I liked its shape and its color, so I decided it would be my new ingredient of the week. This recipe turned out to be one of my favorites so far! It’s full of sweet and savory flavors, healthy, filling and beautiful just to look at. Bon appétit!
There are a lot of people in the I.T. industry who rely on Globe’s mobile data as a means to work remotely. I am one of those people. You can imagine my frustration when one day I got an SMS saying that I’ve reached the daily maximum of 1Gb. How the hell am I supposed to work with a 2G connection? The answer was loud and clear: I cannot work remotely anymore (at least not in the short term).
My work involves me connecting to a North American server and with the kind of connection I have, I usually download my work items to my work laptop since it is much faster to work locally. When done, I then “upload” to the server. Plus all the work related applications that I need to access – and these are data heavy apps. For people like me this bandwidth activity is NORMAL but not so with Globe. I am (shall we say) an abusive user of the highly-available & super fast network… according to Globe.
Why didn’t I get a wired connection at home? Simple. I already have a mobile data that I could use for work. I didn’t find it practical to have another “bill” to pay for.
So. Right now it’s Friday. It’s my schedule to work from home but I am at the office. Feels like a ghost town because almost everybody works from home every fucking Friday!
** At this point, I’m still not sure if I really did misuse my data.
If you believe that the doll will have a major part in the story, you’re wrong. Go and see it for yourself.
I’ve never liked going to theaters to watch horror movies and the reason for that is I get easily irritated by audience’s reactions. Some do it on purpose and some just…. plainly irritating. Went to see it because I gave in to social media’s pressure to watch it. And my verdict is I very much liked it. I scare easily but I don’t do weird shouts or whatever…
I don’t usually like horrors (or thrillers) because a lot of those movies have endings that (for me) left me unsatisfied.
Insidious – Found the witch hunt scene by the Dad cheesy then it ended… oh it didn’t end quite good.
Sinister – I wasn’t satisfied with the ending… if there was an ending.
Evil Dead – C.H.E.E.S.Y. Amputated body parts everywhere. Cheesy.
and the list goes on and on…
The way The Conjuring ended brought justice. That is all I want. A good ending. I would very much recommend this movie for all horror aficionados.
The first time I went, I was totally excited for a couple of reasons. It was my first time to fly (ride an airplane) and my first time to get to see a white-sanded beach. The flight to Kalibo couldn’t have gotten worse: my first flight experience was very turbulent because there was a storm. Scary. We got to Caticlan at about 6PM and was told that the coast guard wasn’t allowing any boat to sail. So we waited out the night at the sidewalk using cardboard boxes as our beds. The next morning we finally got to the island and there was a big surprise: a trash laden beach. We stayed at a small station 3 hotel and it was alright. Needless to say, the actual travel experience overshadowed my overall Boracay experience: BAD. At that time, Boracay wasn’t worth my trouble going there.
The second time was much more sunnier. We did the usual snorkeling and shopping. No more trash but there was this green stuff floating at the shoreline. Experience verdict: GOOD.
Third time was because I was invited by my uncle (a retired US military man) and was a free travel for me. So naturally I said yes. At that time, I already traveled to different places (Coron, Siargao, Bohol…) so I had something to compare Boracay to. We got to Kalibo and there was a blackout which was funny to me (I already slept at a sidewalk!). Going to Caticlan was even funnier: took us more than two hours because of road constructions. We stayed at this nice station 2 hotel and did the usual stuff. Shop. Dine. Snorkel. Island hop. My cousins went for parasailing and my uncle did his own thing. What was surprising for me was when my uncle changed his mind about his experience: from fugly to worth-it. Overall, this trip was better than the first two: GOOD+1. I’m saying that it was mostly the hotel experience. Haha. I’m more of a nature kind of guy anyways so my experience with other places will always trump Boracay’s.
A lot has changed since the last time. More shops. More people. More hotels. More trash (but always gets cleaned up). The local government could do better in improving the island infrastructure and services. Aesthetics has a lot to say about value for tourism and of course there should be continuous improvement for services not just from the government but also for private entities.
So the question is will I go back? Yes, no, and maybe. Will I recommend people to go there? Of course (I’m just unlucky-Boracay). My advice? Book a posh hotel (LOL. I kid.)