As a birthday gift, Lyle gave me an orange Timex IRONMAN Triathlon Sleek 50-Lap wristwatch. It is my second Timex watch, the first one a Timex Reef Gear in stainless steel I bought in 2006.
The Timex IRONMAN Triathlon Sleek 50-lap is designed for the weekend warrior who enjoys sports and outdoorsy activities. Not that I have an active lifestyle but I have plans of going to the gym so Timex IRONMAN Triathlon will be put to good use.
A couple of days ago, Lyle and I joined the Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2009 which was participated by bloggers from Davao, Manila, Cagayan de Oro, and General Santos City. This year’s food appreciation tour, organized by Davao Delicious and Davao Foodie, not only showcased Davao City’s gastronomic offerings but included side trips to a number of Davao’s tourist destinations.
Davao F.A.T. Day 1, March 14
For Day 1 of Davao F.A.T. 2009, Lyle and I joined bloggers from Manila and Davao for lunch at Tadakuma Japanese Restaurant (Damosa Business Center, Lanang, Davao City). We have been meaning to give Tadakuma a try after reading positive reviews on the restaurant at Davao Foodie.
I signed up with audible.com and was given a free book credit. And since I had the opportunity to download an audiobook for free (limited to 1 credit only), I immediately searched the site for familiar book titles from familiar authors.
I thought of audiobooks included in the Malory Saga by Johanna Lindsey. Although I have read the paperbacks years ago and I do have the ebooks in my Stanza library, listening to audiobooks is a different, better experience. Why Johanna Lindsey? Well, every female in my age bracket must’ve read at least one of Johanna Lindsey’s Malory novels. Johanna Lindsey is a really good storyteller, if you dig historical romance, that is.
I have Stanza on my iPod Touch and for the past few days, I have been expanding my Stanza library. And this experience of building, organizing, and accessing a growing electronic book library is pure bliss for a quasi-bibliophile like me.
For those who haven’t heard about this wonderful, wonderful application for the iPhone/iPod Touch, Stanza is a revolutionary ebook reader that allows users to customize font sizes and colors, background colors, hyphenation, page orientation, line spacing, justification, and even page turn effects. Customizing Stanza for a hassle-free eading experience is so easy, imagine changing your reader’s settings by simply tapping the Settings icon. I have tried experimenting with different fonts, font sizes, and font and background colors and it was fun.