I first learned about Facebook in 2007. One of my closest friends invited me to join or sign up. At that time, Friendster was quite popular. Myspace as well. But, Yahoo Messenger was dominating the chatting/messaging world.
I signed up and tried to invite my work colleagues. I had even a contest with another colleague I invited: Who between the two of us could get more Facebook friends in a short period of time would win.
Of course he won. He knew a lot of people. He was a part-time make-up artist and had a lot of clients, plus he was quite popular at school as his Mama was a teacher. It was a fun game though.
Anyway right now, most of the Facebook users are unhappier and lonelier. Based on my Facebook friends’ posts, some bragged about what they have or where they were, for example, what new expensive things they just bought, what brand they’re wearing, where outside the country they currently are, etc.
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I was wide awake at 01:00. I was binge-watching Las Chicas del Cable, but had to stop and turn off the TV coz my husband needed to sleep. He needed to work the next day (Saturday) as there’s no work on Monday.
I asked if I can read until I feel sleepy and he said yes. So I planned to read The Broker by John Grisham (the 9th book from him). I finished reading Playing for Pizza the other night, and it was interesting I didn’t sleep until I reached the last page. I can finally spell Buongiorno after reading it 😄 (heard it a lot of times at work but didn’t bother how it’s spelled), and because of the novel, I am kind of interested on what’s the real life in a small village or city in Italy. How the author described Parma and the real Italian people really captivated me.
Hopefully I can go to Tuscany (because of the movie Under the Tuscan Sun) or to the Almafi Coast (saw a Youtube video about it) someday (when there’s enough savings). I was in Milan, Lake Como, and Rome. I would like to explore the other cities.
Anyway, I had a photo that was taken in Rome, in the hotel where we stayed for 5 nights. The building was previously a factory, but it seems it didn’t work so they converted to a hotel. There were lots of rooms and empty hallways that made it a bit scary, but I still tried to pose like a pro (joke). 😊😀
My husband told me about the CCTV right after the picture-taking so probably the Italians in-charge were laughing or giggling while watching me (because the photo was only one of many: take 1, take 2 until take 30). 😊😁
It seems there is a slight change in the number of days that Germans and other nationals from 157 countries can stay in the Philippines visa free.
As far as I remember, it was 59 days as my husband was able to stay for 59 days before a visa extension was needed.
So I researched and found out that the change started in 2013. If you are a German or from another country, you can visit the Philippines for 30 days and less without needing a visa.
You can check the full list of countries where its nationals may enter the Philippines visa free by clicking here.
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March is my favorite month not only because it is my birth month but also because a lot of special moments in my life mostly happened in March. Some of the memorable moments are grade school graduation, high school graduation, and college graduation. Also my first ever job right after college started in March 2006 and it was two days after graduation.
I was in Prague in March 2014; in Luxembourg, Metz, Nancy, Straßbourg, Basel, Zurich, and Heidelberg in March 2015; in Milan and Lake Como in 2016; and will be in _______ and _______ this year.
I cannot tell you yet where because I have a different belief. I want to be there first before I can share so that it will really happen.
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