How to troubleshoot iPhone activation on first use.

So you typed in your billing zip code and your primary account holder’s last 4 digits of SSN and your carrier is unable to verify your identity. Here’s how I fixed mine (this is based on AT&T network):

1. Call AT&T or your carrier and have your sim card checked.

You will need:
-The 20-digit number that is on your sim card (the one that came with the new iphone)
-your iPhone’s IMEI number.
-billing zip code
-last 4 digit of primary account holder
-your mobile number read more

How To Make Camera Roll To Show All Photos on IOS 8 iPhone

Ever since I upgraded to IOS 8, I haven’t been able to upload my downloaded photos/images from the Internet to Facebook or to any social media. My camera roll only shows the photos I took using my iPhone. To fix this, go to your Settings > Photos & Camera and uncheck Optimize iPhone Storage and check Download and Keep Originals. It worked for me, let me know if it doesn’t work for you. You should be able to see every single photo/image when accessed by Facebook or other social media. read more

My previous post about cheese fries got me craving for cheese popcorn so I made some! I wanted to cook cheese fries but I was too lazy to deep fry some frozen fries. Cooking cheese popcorn is a no brainer, I meant to just make a video, but not putting subtitles would make it boring to watch, so I did some extra effort in making subtitles. Okay, I shouldn’t be explaining too much. Here’s the video, yes I’m bored.

My Favorite French Fries

I would feel incomplete or get into a bad mood (if I’m really craving for a combo meal) if I buy a burger without pairing it with french fries, seriously! They’re just made for each other, plus ketchup (catsup?) of course. But there’s another kind of french fries that can stand alone without burgers, it’s flavored/seasoned french fries! And my favorite, is the cheese fries from Potato Corner.

USPS Schedule A Pickup Feature

Schedule A Pickup
Not many know about it yet, USPS picks up your outgoing packages and mails right from your front door, for FREE! Well for me I prefer my outgoing packages being picked up from my front door instead from my mailbox. As an eBay Seller, this service is a gem!

PowerAdd solar battery pack

PowerAdd solar battery pack

$29.99 ($99.99)


Poweradd™ Apollo 7200mAh Solar Panel Portable Charger Backup External Battery Pack for iPhone 5S 5C 5 4S 4, iPods, iPad Mini Retina(Apple Adapters not Included), Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Note 2, S5 S4, S3, S2, Most Android Smart Phones and Tablets, More Other USB-charged Devices

I use the Poweradd Solar Panel mainly as a back-up external battery for my USB-charged devices, which almost any portable device existing nowadays. I have the 7200mAh version so my review below will be based on it specifically. read more

Dinner at Phat Pho, Cebu

My family is a big fan of pho. For me, this is the REAL noodles soup, sorry ramen. Vietnamese noodles are amazingly satisfying without the feeling of being full of sodium. Compared to our favorite pho restaurant back in California, Phat Pho is the closest in terms of taste, minus the tripe, and maybe a little dash of the secret ingredient

AA BBQ (AA Barbecue), Cebu, Philippines


Located at Talisay City, Cebu, Philippines, is one of the best Filipino barbecue restaurant. Grilled meat and seafood with lots of rice. The main AA BBQ is located in Lahug, near University of Southern Philippines(USP), taxi drivers know where this place is. I also love it there, however the best branch for me is in Talisay City. It has a bigger parking space than the Lahug branch, although I still consider it small compared to other restaurants.

This an old post from my other blog.

We were supposed to have dinner at Boiling Crab in Sacramento. It got cancelled because the people we’re going with all came from night shift duty and they needed to rest at least 8 hours (or more). And so me and my family went to Red Lobster, per my request, just to kill the craving.