Archive for October, 2015

24
Oct
15

New iOS 9.1 Emojis

iOS further expanded its emoji support (Unicode 7.0 and 8.0) with the release of iOS 9.1.  Over 150 new emojis became available on the platform but most of these don’t render well (if at all) in other platforms as of yet.  Here are the new iOS 9.1 emojis, including the controversial middle finger.

Some emojis as rendered in iOS

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19
Oct
15

Quick Bite: MAiSEN (まい泉)

Just as when you thought there are so many Japanese restaurants in Metro Manila, another one opens, and I’m not complaining!  One of the most recent additions is MAiSEN (まい泉), and it’s one that I recently got to try.  Here are my thoughts:

Welcome to MAiSEN (まい泉)!

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14
Oct
15

West Coast Chronicles: Universal Studios Hollywood

My first amusement park visit during this trip would be Universal Studios Hollywood.  It’s also my first ever Universal Studios experience anywhere so I was naturally excited!  Join me as I look back on one of the best amusement park experience I’ve ever had so far!

Welcome to Universal Studios Hollywood!

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09
Oct
15

West Coast Chronicles: Santa Monica Beach

The Philippines has some of the best beaches in the world so I’ve never really had the urge to look for one abroad.  And I definitely didn’t expect that the first beach that I’d actually step onto outside the country would be in the United States!  Here’s my first beach experience outside the Philippines.

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Santa Monica

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07
Oct
15

That’s A Wrap! My RUPM 2015 Story

Let me start this post by applauding everyone who completed the recent Run United Philippine MarathonCongratulations!  Here’s my look back on this event that brought me back to running a full marathon after more than three years of hiatus!

RUPM 2015 42K Finisher’s Medal

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05
Oct
15

West Coast Chronicles: Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles was my first destination upon arrival.  Right then and there, my tour had started.  Here’s my tour of Downtown LA in pictures.

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The skyline of Downtown Los Angeles

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03
Oct
15

RUPM 2015 Six-Hour Full Marathon Game Plan

Are you running the full marathon (42.195K) leg of the Run United Philippine Marathon 2015?  Are you aiming to finish in six hours the most?  If you answered yes to both these questions, feel free to join our pace group tomorrow.  Here’s our game plan to accomplish this:

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Join me and my co-pacers for a six-hour full marathon finish!

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