Last year Google Adsense announced that receiving Adsense earnings through Western Union remittance will be discontinued this year. This got me worried since Western Union was very convenient for me as there is a remittance center nearby my house. I only had one bank account then and I didn’t know if my BPI Savings Account…← continue reading →
I got a couple of ideas for new WordPress themes I’d like to make. I also would like to update and work on my old themes again. But after taking a huge break from WordPress, I’m finding it very hard for me to get any momentum going. The WordPress landscape is not what it used…← continue reading →
Hello World! Or rather, Hello blog. It’s been months since I was last active on anything. Things that used to bring me tidbits of joy didn’t have the effect they used to have. Quite the opposite, in fact. Nothing but stress.
I only made 1 post last year as 2019 has been a very bad year for me. The ever-present mental and emotional anguish is there but this time with the addition of a deteriorating physical health. So I took a big sleep from everything in hopes that I’d feel recharged with energy and passion but I was wrong. It’s as if the batteries are dead.
Then 2020 happened. A terrible year for the entire globe, in fact. Cooped up at home, I wasn’t able to ride my bike and explore. Depression without physical exercise is a bad combination and I am now the heaviest I’ve ever been. I get dizzy constantly and am fatigued most of the time. With my family’s history of diabetes, I’m not feeling quite optimistic.
Making things worse, our dog Chico suddenly disappeared last November. He suffered a stroke years back and can’t walk properly. I’d like to think that he’s been taken in by another family instead of the more likely scenario that he simply died somewhere. Now his brother Dino is all by his lonesome.
Now with all of this going on, instead of looking forward to a happy and prosperous future, I find myself day-dreaming and reminiscing of the past. They weren’t all good memories but at least there was happiness. It’s now December 31 and in a couple of hours this year will end. Will things change? I don’t know.
Testing; Attention please. Gutenberg for WordPress has been out for months now but I have been a holdout and was using the Classic Editor plugin. Gutenberg had issues with the “Preview” feature and was unusable for me. With the release of WordPress 5.1 the glitches and delays with previewing a Gutenberg post seems to have…← continue reading →
I’ve always wanted to have my own Wax Jambu Tree. It is also known as the Rose Apple. The fruit itself may taste bland but the tree is an absolute beauty. It looks especially beautiful when the tree is filled with the showy fruits. Where I’m from—Northern Philippines—Wax Jambu grows abundantly in households near the…← continue reading →
I’ve started using Windows 10 around a year after its initial release. My previous OS was Win 7 and Win 10’s new UI took some time getting used to. I was overall impressed with it and everything went smoothly but things changed ever since major updates started coming out. My Displeasure with Windows 10 For…← continue reading →
I have finally uninstalled Yoast SEO. Yup, my blog is free of WordPress’ quintessential SEO plugin. I haven’t gone mad I’m just trying to keep things simple. I’ve been planning to ditch it for some time now. It’s not an objectively bad plugin but it’s just not for me anymore. I only really needed two…← continue reading →
My cheap Android phone, an Alcatel OneTouch Flash Plus (AOFP), has been a great phone for me except for one annoying problem. The battery lasts a long time when actually in use, but then out of the blue it would suddenly start draining even when the phone is supposed to be idle. This mysterious battery…← continue reading →