This is the era of bitcoins.



This is just one of the bitcoin faucets I have joined in.


This is it. It is the era of bitcoins and it’s already the end of 2017. You and I must have bitcoins, too.

I was caught in the Bitcoin storm surge last week when I saw a video online from a Filipino who is into Bitcoin also.

I signed up last week at coins dot ph which is the preliminary stage for owning bitcoins in the Philippines since you need to have a bitcoin wallet in order to have your own bitcoins. I bought a few bitcoins using my coins dot ph account and I will be updating for my first payout to see the legitimacy of these paying bitcoin miners and faucets.

These are the bitcoin faucets that I have signed up with:

These are the bitcoin miners that I have joined:

You only need to click the claim button, do the recaptcha image which is used by the system to verify you as a human user since there are bots that are used by some users, and finally, click the submit button or claim now button for you to earn a few satoshi which is the smallest unit of bitcoins.

Remember, you need to have bitcoin wallet in order to buy and sell bitcoins. You can register for one here at coins dot ph which is very useful for Filipinos.

There are many other wallets available out there, you only need to search for it. Search, read, research, research, research before you sign up and join.

Lazada Going Paperless Already?

Lazada Philippines’ paperless delivery via Ninja Van.


Source: Photo Collage using my Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime


I received one of the three items I ordered last 21 October 2017 from Lazada Philippines. Fortunately, it was within schedule, using Standard Shipping on the delivery schedule of Monday 23 to Thursday 26, October 2017.

The item that I purchased was a Davis D-201 Digital Keyboard (Black) with Free Learning Module and Global Stand worth ₱ 2,123.00 (at the time I purchased it online) with no warranty available. It was a replacement for the old mini digital keyboard used by my one-year-old son.

The item was delivered in good condition, properly packaged and within the specified delivery schedule time frame. It has complete packaging including the mini-microphone, adapter, and a free Learning Module and Global Stand. It has basic specifications including:

  • 54 Keys
  • 20 Timbres 10 Rhythms
  • 10 Percussions
  • 8 Demonstration Songs
  • Demo one Demo All
  • Master& Accom volume control Vibrato Sustain
  • Sync l Fill-In d Stop l Tempo Control Single Finger Fingered Chord
  • One Key Follow
  • Rhythm Programming Function Record& Playback
  • Speaker Output With Microphone

And, I was only expecting a small item. I did not expect it to be almost 30 inches in length. 

I have been a member of Lazada since 29 April 2013 and also a share of minor inconveniences charged to experience as a Lazada patron. Despite that,  I still choose and use the Lazada system for the convenience of shopping online and the availability of items which are sometimes hard to find in shopping malls plus the wide array of items and sellers to choose from.

I wrote this post because this is the first time that I received an item from Lazada without me signing on a piece of paper, literally. I signed on the cell phone or mobile phone of the delivery guy from Ninja Van although he was not riding in a van that time, he delivered using a motorcycle. He also called when he was in front of our place already and also sent a text since I was not able to answer his call because I was sleeping from being a night shift income earner. It was a good thing that he waited for a few minutes and upon reading his text, I immediately woke up and rise and received the Digital Keyboard for my son. It was 10 in the morning.

I guessed Lazada is already using a DocuSign mobile app or any other electronic signature technology and digital transaction management service for their delivery system which is quite efficient and effective. Maybe it was just the Ninja Van courier service since most of the items I received were delivered via LBC, 2Go and Air 21 wherein I still sign a delivery receipt paper.

This is a non-related running post but posted personally without any payment received from Lazada. This is a post from a satisfied Lazada customer like me.

Another Disappointing Moment in Ingress

Not again.


Source: Screenshot using my Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime


It should have been an Onyx Guardian portal badge already but a Resistance Ingress player demolished that goal of mine. Three days is all I need to achieve my first ever Onyx Ingress badge but it was all gone. Another five months or one hundred fifty days of controlling a portal consecutively.

Five months of waiting again and looking for a perfect Guardian Portal. Guardian portals are really elusive and very hard to maintain in Ingress. Even with a very good tactical gameplay, once a Resistance is monitoring your gameplay, it is really anfractuous.

Ingress Achievements 2017 – Silver Engineer

Another late post about my Ingress badge achievements.

ingress silver engineer badge 08302017
Source: Screenshot using my Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime

This is another late update about my Ingress gameplay. I received the Silver Engineer badge in Ingress last 30 August 2017, the day I turned thirty-eight.

I was not able to monitor my gameplay during the time I got this badge since I was not able to capture or make a screenshot of the pop-up every time a new badge level was achieved while playing Ingress.

Silver Engineer badge is attained as soon as the Ingress player was able to deploy 1,500 mods while upgrading hacked or captured portals. This is not an easy feat to achieve since the Ingress gamer can only deploy a maximum of two mods per portal gained. If there are no more slots, the Ingress player needs to find another portal with vacant mod slots.

A Very Disappointing Moment in Ingress

240 Days of portal hacking lost with wasted efforts.

Screenshot from my Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime mobile phone

This was written on 4 October 2017 at 23:56 PM, the day I received my graduation photos from Laguna.

I was shocked to see that my current hacking streak was back to ZERO. It was really grueling to see that it was reset to zero. This is the second time that it happened and it was a sad moment. I thought it was just a glitched and I even hacked three portals near our place just to see if there was a glitch, but, to no avail. It was really reset to ZERO.

All the efforts wasted in just a blink of an eye and in a split second. I do not know what happened. I do not want to think about it any more. I immediately researched if other Ingress players had an experience similar to this issue and it is really a happening, a moment of wasted time and efforts in hacking. In my case, I braved the storms and even when I was sick with influenza which was the worst flu I had experience, I still managed to hack. I did my best to hack since the portals are only near us which is almost 330 metres far from our abode.

I will have to do it again for the third time and hopefully the last time of continuous portal hacking. This Sojourner Ingress badge is really the hardest to achieve aside from the Guardian Portal Ingress badge. It’s a continuous effort of portal hacking for 360 days to achieve the Onyx Sojourner Ingress badge while the Onyx Guardian Portal Ingress badge is achievable after 150 days of maintaining a portal with your own deployed resonators.

Ingress Achievements 2017 – Platinum Guardian

My second platinum badge in Ingress, the hard-earned Guardian Platinum badge.

Source: Screenshot using Lenovo A5000

This is my late update about my Ingress gameplay. This is my second platinum badge in Ingress which is really tough to achieve since a player must capture a portal by deploying a resonator of preferred strength and then maintain its stronghold for a number of days. In this case, ninety days for the fourth level which is the Platinum badge.

It was good enough that I was able to maintain it for ninety days since it is really hard to find a portal that will withstand constant farming by being hacked every now and then. An Ingress player must find a good portal strategically located which will be seldom or most probably, not visited by any common player.

I was fortunate to find portals inside the resting grounds of mortals and was able to maintain it every day by constantly recharging which also adds to the total number of Action Points or AP. Now, since the day I got my Platinum Guardian badge, I only need to maintain its stronghold for sixty more days or two months to receive my first ever Onyx badge in Ingress. I already have thirty days left as of this writing and hopefully, a rival player will not detect it as my GP or Guardian Portal.