It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This (Pokemon GO)

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By Far, Today’s The Luckiest Day Since Playing Pokemon GO

The 11th day, i.e., today, seemed to be the luckiest day playing and hunting since Generation 2 in Pokemon GO was released.

Talking about just starting another day of Poke hunting, it turned out to be one of the “greatest” day of the game… playing.

So for all of those of you out there who are also into the “Pokemania,” here’s the story…

First day:

I caught an “Ursaring” right away!

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But “Quilava” went astray!

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And “Feraligatr” to my dismay… ran away!

It’s Okay, better luck next time!

This one’s a tough one!

However, Today, the 11th Day…

After an “Azumarill” catch…

Later, a third “Phanpy” was hatched…

Boy, this day is going to be fun! Now, I can evolved me self a “Donphan!”

Oh, what a treat, gotta give myself a treat!

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It all started with “Azumarill” and “Phanpy” but suddenly entered “Skarmory!”

Then the third “Mantine” followed…

And just when I had enough candies to evolved a”Lanturn,” things took on a new turn…

Party Hat Pikachu is in sight but couldn’t get to him coz’ traffic’s not that light!

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Nevermind, I’ll get ya’ next time.

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Side trip to the market and a grocery, another 10 km egg hatched a “Chansey!”

Pokemon’s abound in every turn, So I caught me a “Sunkern,” but so far away is “Quagsire,” although one wanted to catch it to thy heart’s desire.

And just when you’re done to take a rest… came a “Feraligatr!”

A “78% CP” got caught this time unlike the “42% CP” that ran away last time…

So that’s the “Feraligatr, Chansey, Mantine, Skarmory, Octillery” Journal above to back up thy story.

And just when things couldn’t get any better by far, along came a “Larvitar!”

Was already so happy… still came another “Phanpy!”

Okay, I finally hatched a “Larvitar!” And his “Defense” say’s “Spark,” rests a star.

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So I tell myself…

“By far, today’s the luckiest day since I played ‘Pokemon GO!”

“I guess, I hope, I wish…”

“If I’d get a “10 km egg” on my next PokeStop, I’d say, it doesn’t get any better than this!”

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“Be careful what you wish for… you might receive it…

…and I got it!”

So I can’t help but change my buddy…

“No regrets, got my ten, no consequences then…

but that only…”

Anyways, I thank you “Pineco,” you already got me enough candies.

Eventually, “Pineco” became “Forretress!”

“Like ‘Spark’ said, it’s not all about ‘CP’ but evolve the one that can ‘battle with the best of them,’ can’t you see?

Anyways, you can power-up after that, you’ve got enough candies.”

And that also goes out to you “Chansey” for you are now… “Blissey!”

Thank you!

I just had the “Luckiest Day!” of playing Pokemon GO!

Time to celebrate!

How’d I wish, team mates (Team Instinct Iligan)…

…you were all here to participate…

Would’ve love to invite you…

…if this you can partake.

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Today seems like the luckiest day…

It feels like, me playing Pokemon GO today somehow centers around the 11th day.

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E. Rabago Guitars of Iligan City: Glitter Down South

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There’s a ton of Guitars out there… but not all will fit you unlike a Custom-made guitar that’s made just for you.

And in your search for the one guitar, if you be lucky, if it leads you to the one luthier that’s just near you, it is like a dream come true.

At first, you know, at the back of your mind, the question hangs…

Is he really that good?

Is he really the one that can make you “The One?”

So… you pay a lot of visits to that Luthier’s Shop to find out.

Guitars may come in different sizes, shapes and colors and the degree to which one Luthier is capable of making sometimes play a big role in ones “judging.”

Well, in the course of ones visits a long time ago, one sight caught really left one in awe.

A nearly finished “Butterfly” shape Custom-made Acoustic Guitar in E. Rabago Guitar’s I saw!

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“Butterfly” shape Custom-made Acoustic Guitar by E. Rabago Guitars. After so many years, finally found it today in a bar left for display (Photo Courtesy of S.O.S.)

Wow! This is really one of a kind, It’s not an everyday find!

And to think one luthier is capable of making this, he is surely one of the best there is!

How’d I really wanted to take pictures of it… but cellphones with camera’s weren’t around yet and I wasn’t able to bring any type of film camera to take pictures of it.

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Lucky to get a picture of this one of a kind Custom-made Acoustic Guitar by E. Rabago Guitars today (Photo Courtesy of S.O.S.)

Such a “unique” acoustic guitar I’ve seen made so far, left me thinking, he might be the best guitar maker and luthier by far?

Some time passed and the guitar’s owner traveled, I just wondered where the guitar I marveled ended.

I never knew my search for that very unique, one of a kind, Custom-made Acoustic guitar that I saw a long time ago ended today.

I finally found it, thanks to a very reliable source I say!

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So a few guitar’s I had were built and repaired for I finally found that Master Luthier!

Oh, how I’d really admire and look up to someone who is not only a great luthier but seems to be one of the world’s best custom guitar maker.

To top it all, our story doesn’t end here or there!

Lately, our Master luthier has done it again!

And it’s not about that Semi-Acoustic Guitar he made way back then…

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Sir Joemark Mocorro, an accomplished musician and classical guitar virtuoso (Photo Courtesy of Sir Joemark Mocorro).

But he was able to recently build an 8-String Classical Guitar for Sir Joemark Mocorro, an accomplished musician and classical guitar virtuoso.

Check out this video clip from Sir Joemark Mocorro playing his Custom-made 8-Strings Classical Guitar by E. Rabago Guitars. Playing 6 Strings to 8 Strings transition instantly (since he first got the guitar), this one’s played spontaneously out of muscle memory, his own rendition.

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The Biker and Classical Guitar Player (Image Courtesy of Joemark Mocorro)

Man, talking about finding the right luthier that’s best for you.

Sir Edgar Rabago of E. Rabago Guitars Iligan City holding Sir Joemark Mocorro's newly finished Custom-made 8-String Classical Guitar

Sir Edgar Rabago of E. Rabago Guitars Iligan City holding Sir Joemark Mocorro’s newly finished Custom-made 8-String Classical Guitar (Photo Courtesy of Sir Joemark Mocorro)

Guess, we’re so lucky… in the Philippines… in Iligan City… We have one such talented and gifted Luthier as Sir Edgar Rabago!

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“E. Rabago Guitars of Iligan City: Glitter Down South… ‘The best guitar maker without a doubt!'”

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“Life is like a Maze sometimes”

"'Life is like a Maze sometimes,' if one don't keep track the paths and twisty passages as one walks it, one can easily get lost or get trapped in it." "For every passage leads to somewhere but certain paths leads to nowhere." - kuskusbalungos
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"'Life is like a Maze sometimes,' if one don't keep track the paths and twisty passages as one walks it, one can easily get lost or get trapped in it." "For every passage leads to somewhere but certain paths leads to nowhere." "If some passageways turn out to be dead ends or tight situations, never give up but find a way to 'transcend' one's own limitations." - kuskusbalungos

“‘Life is like a Maze sometimes”

“‘Life is like a Maze sometimes,’ if one don’t keep track the paths and twisty passages as one walks it, one can easily get lost or get trapped in it.”

“For every passage leads to somewhere but certain paths leads to nowhere.”

“If some passageways turn out to be dead ends or tight situations, never give up but find a way to ‘transcend’ one’s own limitations.”

– kuskusbalungos

sometimes a maze is just like a string

sometimes a maze is just like a string

The one hand rule is the simplest trick in escaping from any maze, a guarantee for getting out.

It works because sometimes a maze is just like a string, if you follow it you can get out.

However, there’s an exception…

Like a maze that sometimes have walls that are disconnected from the rest of them all.

Life sometimes have its other walls, it can get complicated, it has its pitfalls.

See, using a little logic may help you out in most cases but a higher form of algorithm is applied for some mazes.

Being able to translate it, we can move from one place to another and get out of it.

Life is like a Maze sometimes, it has its twists and turns and dead ends lie beyond some of its turns.

"If some passageways turn out to be dead ends or tight situations, never give up but find a way to 'transcend' one's own limitations." - kuskusbalungos

“If some passageways turn out to be dead ends or tight situations, never give up but find a way to ‘transcend’ one’s own limitations.” – kuskusbalungos

If we can keep track of where we’ve been even if we get lost we can still find our way back in.

If deep within ourselves we have faith, it makes it easier for us to translate.

We can get out of life’s mazes sometimes with just one hand and using no maps or getting no helping hand.

Translate: “Sometimes in life we all need a helping hand but sometimes ‘success’ lies within our own hand. If you believe you can do it then there’s a chance you can make it.”

Wow, That was fast! Call answered instantly!

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Pokemon Go (Image retrieved from pokemongo.com)

Pokemon Go (Image retrieved from pokemongo.com)

Just when this game of Pokemon GO finally started to get boring for one so absorbed in the Poke craze, the Pokemania, like just a day after one sent out a distress call to Niantic The Pokemon Company, the most unexpected turn of events happened in an instant.

Since the updated Version 1.19.1 last December 9, 2016 and the arrival of the Second Gen Pokemons, Pokedex updated, first “Baby Pokes” hatched 16 December 2016 the game took on a new turn.

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Eliciting mixed emotions, happy-sad feeling, for just when one was about to complete their Pokedex, more were added (sigh), anyhow, that’s alright, new Pokes are here!

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10km Egg Second Gen Pokemon’s [retrieved from rankedboost(dot)com]

However, 70 days passed of just being able to hatch Baby Pokes only and getting no signs or any sighting, nor catching any “NEW” Second Gen Pokemon’s in the Wild, the wait finally took its toll for our patient Poke Hunter(s) here.

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5km Egg Second Gen Pokemons [Retrieved from rankedboost(dot)com]

It felt like the game finally switched from “Exciting” to “Boring” for one and many.

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2km Egg Second Gen Pokemon’s [Retrieved from rankedboost(dot)com]

So a call was made, it may prove unavailing, not sure if it’ll work but it was worth a try.

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Tangela: Grass Vine Pokemon

Squatting on the floor leaning up against a wall, checking the game, it was updated for a new Version 1.27.2 that came up today.

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When it was done and the game was opened…

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“My, oh, my, is this for real? Is this ‘It’ finally?”

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Black Silhouettes

Seeing black silhouettes today after that call yesterday… “felt like” one’s requests has been answered right away.

"Wow, That was fast! Call answered instantly."

“Alright!”

Methought, “Wow, That was fast! Call answered instantly!”

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Coincidence or not? Seventy days of waiting, suddenly the morning became much more “Exciting.”

“It was high time Poke Trainers here started seeing new sightings, be up and about, and be off catching.”

Thank you Niantic The Pokemon Company!

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For making the morning, the game become “exciting, amazing and like an adrenaline rush roller coaster adventure” once again for die-hard fans and Poke Trainers who began to think the game wouldn’t last any longer.

“Really, it was worth the wait.”

“Good thing for those who saved up on their ‘Candies!'”

From “Squat” to “Up and about” …had a great day hunting!

"And out of nowhere PokeStop's in the City were raining everywhere!"

“And out of nowhere PokeStop’s in the City were raining everywhere!”

New Music, New Items, New Pokes…

“What an ‘Awesome Day!'”

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Thank you!

 

The Call: Niantic The Pokemon Company

Tangela: Grass Vine Pokemon
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Just when you are nearing completion of your initial Pokedex came the Second Gen Pokes.

The arrival of the Second Gen Pokes seems to show much promise to Poke Trainers here.

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But looking at the game now, since it was released, its progress has gone from “Sweeping” to “Staggering.”

When in other Countries the game seems to be fast paced, for us here now it seems like a “Snail’s” pace.

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Like Tangela, looks like the game is literally “Tangled” in its tracks once you get pass the thirties level.

Tangela: Grass Vine Pokemon

Tangela: Grass Vine Pokemon

But for those who are still on Levels 13 to 30, it’s a different story.

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The Pokemania and craze in the local setting seems to go from “fun to bland” for a number now.

This game used to be fun but has changed somehow as you see the number of trainers are starting to dwindle now.

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Kakamora Captain

It’s slowly fading, becoming uninteresting and sad to say… getting boring for some.

Just hope the Game’s Developers bring in more events that’s beautiful before the game here becomes uneventful.

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“not so shiny!”

“Where are those Legendary Pokes Zapdos, Mew, Mewtwo, Dragonites, etc. in the Wild here?”

Guess, we still need to level up some more to catch those powerful Pokes, it’s clear.

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But right now, it sound’s like the game is slowly getting unpopular here, Oh dear!

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“Maui, Shapeshifter, Demigod of the Wind and Sea, Hero of Men and Women.” Maui happily holding the boat and getting the chance to finally get out of the Island. [Retrieved from ew(dot)com]

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Malnourished Maui, Starvin’ look after getting stuck in the Island for thousands of years.

Seriousness? Why So Serious?

"The best things in life aren't things... but 'Family'"
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Seriousness? Why So Serious?

Sometimes in life we are confronted by that “serious” question.

Each time we do, we take time to do a great deal of contemplation

Reflection, meditation, cogitation, i.e., serious thought or consideration

In every stage we come to reach or pass sometimes we ask

Our ambitions, objectives and goals have we reach at last?

Unachieved or the other way around there’s always a story

Sometimes unpredictable things happen… a part of the journey

Not what we wanted… but sometimes others are just quick to say… hastily

Easily putting certain things above others… some rush to judge eagerly

Sometimes things they say overshadow friendship, relationships and family yet they don’t know

So let’s ponder on one quote, “The best things in life aren’t things… but ‘Family!'” they should know

“The best things in life aren’t things… but ‘Family'”

“So why so serious all the time?”

“Loosen up from time to time.”

Interview with Master Luthier Sir Edgar del Rosario Rabago of ER Custom Guitars by Mitochondria

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Iligan City Master Luthier’s Interview

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Iligan City’s Renowned Custom Guitar Maker and Master Luthier, Sir Edgar del Rosario Rabago of ER Custom Guitars shares his opinion, tips and experiences in this Interview by Mitochondria Iligan.

Master Luthier Sir Edgar del Rosario Rabago at his shop When things are set into motion, Iligan City’s Custom Guitar Maker and Master Luthier, Sir Edgar R. Rabago (at his shop), at times burn the midnight oil in the name of passion (Photo courtesy of Sir ER Rabago, Retrieved from “Iligan City’s Renowned Custom Guitar Maker and Master Luthier, Sir Edgar del Rosario Rabago…” blog/article at duomaskus[dot]wordpress[dot]com).

“Proudly Iliganon!”

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E.R. Guitars (Courtesy of Sir Edgar R. Rabago) E.R. Guitars (Courtesy of Sir Edgar R. Rabago)

“If It’s Not In Writing, It Didn’t Happen!”

So It was written.

“Pics or It Didn’t Happen!”

So Pics were taken.

“Video Or It Didn’t Happen!”

So It was done then. 

Hi there! “Waz-zapenin’!”

We decided to do this blitzkrieg Luthier Q&A Video interview of…

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