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Hey hey hey! ☺


So, this is yet another "insertion" post on top of my pending drafts. This is just a quick one.
Last June 2, Saturday, was considered a defining moment day for me.


So what is a defining moment exactly?


According to Forbes.com:


"A defining moment is a point in your life when you're urged to make a pivotal decision, or when you experience something that fundamentally changes you. Not only do these moments define us, but they have a transformative effect on our perceptions and behaviors."

Why did I say that June 2 was one? Because June 2 was a super filled day for me. It was a realization day that no matter how kind, how sweet and how generous you are towards a person, they will never reciprocate the gesture simply because they can't. Sad reality, right? So never expect as expectations will always lead to disappointments. Kudos to me (I had to, sorry lol) as I was able to handle it with grace at this point of my life. Point of my life meaning I…

Pong Thoughts: Re-evaluating Goals 🏆

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Hello! ❤




So, what's up mga pipol? Finally, I have found the time to write again. I have 7 drafts waiting to be published and this is one of them. This is going to be in Taglish (Tagalog-English). 😀

Re-evaluating goals. 2018, so far, has been a very much filled year for me - both personally and professionally. I am truly grateful. Parang I couldn't ask for more feels, ganon. January pa lang, I know 2018 is going to be different. Mindset lang talaga and change has to come from within. I can say that somehow, I've grown (dapat lang di ba? ang tanda ko na! Haha), I've matured (konti lang naman, hehe). But what prompted me to start re-evaluating my goals? Ano nga ba? 

Since I came back from the US, and from all the stuff that I learned from being by myself for 5 weeks, things have changed. For the better naman, I guess. Natuto ko how to be thrifty, eat leftovers, maglaba, to let go, to be more adventurous and to love myself more. Cheret! Alam mo un, I moisturize, drink Vitami…

Pong Eats: Sabino's Latin and Asian Bistro 😋

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Hola! 😍

How is everyone? It's been ages, a lot has happened and my writing soul has a lot of things to share - LOL. Am starting with the easy and short one first - food. 

I have eaten a lot and gained a lot of weight during my stint in Neenah. I was there for 5 weeks and God, I wanted to try everything! But for this post, I am featuring Sabino's. It's interior is a combination of Latin and Asian inspired theme. Music, too. I find it very relaxing and the feels that you are in a foreign place is there, too. 



Sabino's Latin and Asian Bistro - the first time I saw this restaurant, I got excited. I knew I wanted to go. I fell in love with the place and the food. I mean, I can eat there everyday! I tried their Lomo Saltado and wow, it was soooo delish! Gone in a snap. Too bad, I didn't have a picture of it. That was the first thing I tried. Next, was their curry. They have 3 kinds - Sweet, Red and Green. The color denotes the level of spiciness. Green being the spiciest a…

First Time sa Snow ni Pong! ❄️��

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Hello everyone! 💋

Oh my goodness! It's been forever and I don't have much content anymore! It's been pretty busy the past weeks with all these "adulting" things that's been happening! Currently, I am in the land of the free and the home of the brave - hopefully I got that right. Who would have thought? Dreams really do come true. I was like, hey snow! ❄😍

This is all I've got for now. I have been so preoccupied that I don't have time to post anymore. But I've got a short clip for today. Too bad, GP failed me today. But tomorrow should be better. I've got a lot of stories to tell. Tagilid! Haha! Sorry!




speak from the heart,
pong ����

Pong Thoughts: Changing Partners 👫

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Hello! First blog for February! 💕

The first time I saw the trailer of this movie, I knew I had to watch it. And it didn't disappoint. Apparently, it was originally a stage play/musical then the people behind it decided to have the movie version of it. 

Will make this review short and sweet. The actors were amazing. They gave justice to their roles. Hands up! 👐



At first, I thought the movie is all about changing partners, literally. Same sex relationship then to the usual boy-girl relationship and vice versa. No, it was not. I was a bit frustrated in the middle of watching and I badly wanted to find out what's the ending of the movie for me to understand who were the real partners.

Well, then, I realized that the movie is a simple representation of the relationship types that our society has. It also tells us that in love, all is fair. That in love, age is just a number, and falling in love with the same sex happens and that there is really love there. However, in all relationshi…

Pong Thoughts: The Sunshine Blogger Award 🌞

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Hello everyone! 😚

It's been a while and it has been so busy; finding all the time I need to squeeze in everything has been a challenge. The last couple of weeks or say January has been a roller coaster ride. But all is well. So far, 2018 has been so so great!

So what is this post all about? I have been nominated by the multi-talented, chill and by the person I really have not met yet but it's as if I know her from my past life, haha - Erika Ramona. Go check her beautiful online journal here - http://www.ekachamporadodiaries.com/. There, you'll see how this lady loves life so much, makes you want to grab your bags and go! ✈


As a nominee, I will be answering some questions from Erika. Here we go:

1. When and why did you start blogging?
[pong] I started writing when I was in 4th grade. Blogging - Multiply Days, maybe 2008? Really can't recall but I decided to publish blogs again last December, 2016. Writing has always been my outlet. Once my "writing soul" arrive…

Pong Eats: Kko Kko ㉿ (ft. Lai)

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Hello everyone! 👀

Before 2017 ended, Lai and I had a catch-up eating session at this Korean restaurant near our offices. She liked it here, so, go. It's called Kko Kko - Home of Seoul Chicken. 🐔 

Located in Ortigas Central Business District, it's has a cute and cozy spot in Garnet Road. It's not your typical Korean restaurant where you get to eat your Samgyupsal with lettuce, grill it yourself and stuff. You are allowed to cook noodles though (with a stove) - how cool is that, right? It's like doing a mukbang. 🍝

We tried the Chicken Cheese Fondue. It's the bomb! If you are a cheese lover, then this is for you. We had the spicy variant - has chicken, onion rings and fries and look at the cheese!! 



I am a fan of Samgyupsal. I ordered it and it is in a lunch-box type container. The taste is just fine, it has a sunny side-up egg on top. I still prefer it with lettuce though. (Hmm, was not able to ask if they have lettuce, maybe on my next visit)



Lai had her fave, the Sno…