Month: March 2013

Visita Iglesia 2013 — A Walkathon Around Makati

It was a little over 10K walkathon for me this Good Friday as I visited seven (7) churches around and about Makati’s business district.

The route I took is as follows:

  1. St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 4927 Enrique St., Palanan
  2. San Ildefonso Parish, A. Arnaiz Ave. cor. M. Reyes St., Pio del Pilar
  3. St. John Bosco Parish, A. Arnaiz Ave. Cor. Amorsolo St., P.O. Box 1336, M C P O
  4. Sts. Peter And Paul Parish, 5539 D.M. Rivera St., Poblacion
  5. St. Andrew The Apostle Parish, N. Garcia And Neptune Sts., Bel-air II
  6. Holy Cross Parish, 211 J. P. Rizal St.
  7. National Shrine Of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus, Sacred Heart St. (formerly Dao St.), San Antonio Village

I actually planned and mapped in advance the locations and routes in Google Maps:


You may check out the map in Google Maps.

I had my Canon Powershot G15 with me and here are the pictures I took to document the day: Continue reading

The Sad State of Google Reader

Google Reader, 2005-2013

Google Reader, 2005-2013

From the Google Official Blog:

We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.

I’m an ardent user of Google Reader. I use it everyday to keep abreast of the latest news, from general news, tech, photography, videography, basketball, chess, personal financing, investing, etc. I access it directly from the web, or using desktop and mobile clients. The sync function facilitates tracking of read and unread articles across the various platforms.

I’ve come to know about feed aggregators when I came across the web-based service called ‘Netvibes‘ back in 2005. I’ve used that service since to follow my favorite blogs (which were few then) and also to discover new blogs. Until I came along Google Reader — same concept but carries the Google brand, a mark of a service that is here to stay.

Apparently, it was a grave mistake. Continue reading