Catch ex as Exception

Codes become things.



Codes,marshmallows and Elephants.

Failing forward.

It’s been a while. It’s been months since I was so motivated to enhance my skills in web development. And I guess, this time, I’m back on track.

Months of struggling and back and forth process of moving on.A sudden stop on my motivations is necessary to allow myself to breathe.. or to realize where I really wanna go or what I deserve.. I must admit that heart break could be the worst reason for this. But then, time heals everything. Yes, I must admit I was a quitter sometimes. I just instantly lost my motivation to anything whenever personal issues are involved. Then I will miss the old me.I realized that everything can change in a blink of an eye. Happiness can easily turn into sadness. Joy to grief. Amuse to disgust. Motivation to procrastination. All we have to do is to figure out the reason behind.Then those heartaches you never thought you can’t forget. And now you see yourself smiling because you cannot remember any pain of yesterday ..because God gave you someone better to make you realized you have worth and that can..maybe..change your life forever. And you will always try to wake up as a better person everyday because someone doesn’t want to see you unhappy, and you have to make them happy too. That you have to strive for the best because you have a home ..and a big family to support and care about.Your family who’s always been there for you no matter what. And that they are the people you have to care and cherish the most.

And then you learned how to let go. Let go of all the PEOPLE and things that makes you unworthy and unhappy. Things that make you forget who you really are and what you want to be. People who made you feel that you almost hit the ground for them. People who’s not worth your time and endless efforts. You will learn to burn bridges and to choose between the wrong that can make you happy and the right thing that will make you miserable. To ignore what people might say and mind your own business. To be able to weigh friendship and love interest. To always ask yourself “is it worth it?” before and after you’ve made a decision to anything that involves you heart.That if a person you know cheats with their spouse, that person might as well take advantage of his friends too.

And then you let go of all the sad songs who used to accompany you during those heartbreaking moments and grief. You also sold the ticket for the concert of this fav emo band who used to sing those sad songs. You will listen to your new playlist like having happy lullabies. You will learn how to press the next/skip button on your phone to ignore Taytay’s sad songs in her album. You will forget all the those sad lyrics that used to be your favorite poetry. Next thing you know, you were singing your new favorite songs next to your favorite person in the world, and it feels good not to care if your voice is a noise.

Then you will ask God, “what did I do to deserve everything?”, and saw yourself waking up early Sunday morning to go to church and felt relieved. After years of ignoring Sundays with Him, you realized that it feels good to repent and bring yourself back to Him.

Sunday routines of household responsibilities are still there. This time, less complains, less arguing with your beloved sister who used to leave you for a mountain hike. You will find it cute to spend time with your only brother and treat him to a movie once in a while. You will treat your nieces as your little sisters and enjoy listening to their stories and mature enough to understand them throwing tantrums. Spending time with your mom or at least don’t let her eat at the dining table alone was no match to some fine dining with your friends. You will throw more respect to your sisters and whoever related to them because they brought you up in a good way and that thought of paying them back someday will always stay in your plans.

Because you have big dreams for you, your family, your love ones and your friends, you will take care of yourself, in all aspects. Physically, emotionally,spiritually. You will become aware of how people behave and dig dipper to reasons why they are what they are.Why they do what they do. Brighter side of anyone will always win in your heart.

Learning to distinguished what you need vs what you want will save your pocket. You will minimize spending on your expensive collections because there are other things that can make you happy too and worth spending money too. Savings will save your future. Learn to invest and save. Having expensive things doesn’t make you cool or will make your status higher. Save the trouble and be simple. Publishing your whole life in social media is a waste of time. People don’t care anyway. Having a father at work who treats you like his own kid is so life-fulfilling compare to your paycheck. You will need more time and effort to grow than asking for a big paycheck. Effort is rewarding. You will always need to think if someone is worth your trust or time.

You will learn how to be sweet to someone again like you can choose how you want your milk tea will be. Time management is your best friend if you are in a software field and don’t want to disappoint your significant other. It is not necessary for everyone to know how good or successful person you are, mostly your relatives. It always pays to be humble.

I am looking forward to post more about getting back in this field. This time, for sure. This is how I live my life now. And there’s more to life that I look forward to. Learning from your mistakes and embracing the perks of failing forward.





Acceptance Stage

Days are fast approaching. Can’t believe it’s almost April next week! Haven’t post anything for the last weeks. But I still..keep moving forward.along with the heartbreak.. almost at.. the acceptance stage of grief. I am digging so much in Javascript and PHP.. site is still continues.,and hey.. Codefights! From time to time, I always manage to take some. Still at Level 2 of Arcade. 🙂 But still..moving forward of course. I’m learning to strum new songs on the guitar at least 1 hour or any free time at home..if I’m not coding. It’s fun. I’m at client’s most of the time, assigned as one of the CSP for the cheque scanners that our company carry. Having a good time with the hardware side! And I think I’m getting fat.After I finish the site and get a good grasps at both PHP and JS, I’ll go with Jquery and Laravel.

Re-Building my Company’s Site

Day 1.:

Hello! I’ll be documenting my step my step guide in building our Company’s website.

Starting from the basic, wire frames through HTML, CSS with Bootstrap, JavaScript and other fundamentals in developing a site.

  1. Creating the index.php  – the main page of the site. I first construct wire frames with The Grid System – Bootstrap.

I have here the following:

  1. Header (1 col) “header col-md-12”
  2. Navigation (2 cols) “header col-md-6”
  3. Slider  / Side bar Right (2 cols)  “header col-md-12”
  4. Footer (3 cols.) “header col-md-4”wireframe

Beware in putting too much border size. This happened when I put 2px on one grid.  Overlaps the other grid.


Snippets of my CSS and HTML code for wire frames.

divs css_divs

Running MySQL Administrator and XAMPP Simultaneously -Tricks

This has been the issue that I’ve been trying to solve. I tried all the tutorials but nothing worked in my case. I decided to dig deeper because I will again, loath myself for not making this work. Since I am using XAMPP for my web development and Mysql Administrator for my .net development at work.. and it would be too much to access them on a separate PC or to manually stop and start the services . So this really has to work. Here we go:

First, I assume that you already changed the PORT on which MySQL will listen by default, it’s  3306. If not, you can refer to some tutorial on how to Change that port. They cannot listen to the same port so we need to change one. What I did with mine is changed xampp mysql to listen on port 3307. You can change that on the Config my.ini file. Others also change it on the php.ini file. It should look like this. You see that 3307 Port. 


Since the MySQL in  XAMPP is working, let’s leave it that way for now.

Next is to configure the MYSQL Administrator. If you already configured it the first time, we can still re configure it through Mysql Instance Config Wizard.

Reconfigure it then — this is what did the trick. Change the Service Name to anything other than MySQL.  For what I’ve noticed, everytime I uninstall the service of Mysql on Xampp, Mysql Administrator will not also work because they have the same SERVICE NAME!


Hence, it should look this way in Services list. Notice that both are already running. MySQL1 for MySQL admin and mysql for XAMPP.


Now, you can see them both running simultaneously and peacefully. 🙂  Hope this helps!


When world is falling apart, cheer up and code.

Happy February!

I’m done with my Web development course last week and now I’m back to work. I always find time to practice web dev at home or when my job doesn’t require to be taken home. It was actually a .net application., quite Far from web dev environment.

Lately I suffered from this thing called “</3”. I won’t elaborate any further but it just feels like.. an argument within a loop.. and it hurts recursively. Even so, it adds to my motivation to code more. Though I feel like a shattered method.. with undefined variables.. I just have to cheer myself up.Life goes on and so does my job.

Right now, I am continuing the development of a desktop app. The one that I’ve been digging holes with API’s because it’s a kind of a machine integrated program.

Particularly, it is from EPSON. With my web development class last week, I met OOP again. That was the first time I ever appreciated OOP more than before. Though I use some of its method. That OOP throw back class was an effective wake up call or should I say, “hey, follow the standards!”.

There are three goals that I have in mind to finish by March. A-B test not included.

  1. To apply the IQA measures upon scanning. Though there were default values, what client’s preferred output should be prioritized.
  2. To apply the printing of username while scanning of checks.
  3. To put the double detected checks (MICR) to reject pocket which I’ve been working for weeks now.

Or I will loath myself if I wasn’t able to do those three.

It’s 2017, I am still coding.I am still Procrastinating. Is this really for me?

Happy New Year. It’s been so long since my last post. Yes. It’s 2017. And I am still coding, understanding APIs, implementing ideas, logical steps for something to work.

It is the time when I’d stop and think, why is it so long for me to accomplish something. Is it that hard? Am I procrastinating that much…or am I losing interest.Setting my mood is a challenge. I don’t know. I am developing a new system.. certain requirements.. I’ve been digging with the API’s of this machine to make it work. I knew to myself that it is not that simple to understand.. Since I’ve been doing this for almost three consecutive years.  Other things bother me ..emotionally.mentally. I’ve been trying to draw motivations..until now. I’ve been debugging this for months now.The fact that it is not something you can google off or no forum to get some help with. I think I will break this F11 on my keyboard. I know I still need a lot of time for this. Hardest part is, I will be learning new programming language for 4 days.. starting tomorrow. (my boss required me to.)

I will do my best.Maybe I will start off with personal, emotional issues that bugs me lately. I am writing this, so when that day comes , I can look back and say that I didn’t quit. I may get tired with this profession but I can always stand up.

and it feels like I’m running out of time for my dreams to come true..

Lately…I’ve been day dreaming a lot. Wondering all about my dreams. And every time, I feel motivated then..there’s always these Hows.. It may sound like I’m chasing after success.. but I don’t practice that method. Believing everything will happen and fall into place ..i guess is enough for my thinking. But is it like.. I am running out of time. 😦  Then at the other corner of my says.. believe in yourself and work hard.

Maybe because I feel a little bit dizzy and sick now. It was  a bad rain this morning and I did hope I can go home early today. 😦  I woke up at 3am to finish the remaining requirements and code other functionalities for our demo this morning and test the hardware. It went well and now I’m back with a masterpiece that I’ve been investing my time with. When I am designing a UI..seems like every thing distracts me. And now I end up looking for a house and lots and condos for sale online. and I was like..”that expensive?””it cost a lot!”.. this is insane. Then the positive brain response told me to write this here so someday if I have that house and lot that Ive been dreaming… I will laugh at myself for not believing in myself.





Here I go again. They say do not bury your dreams. My – I -WANT-TO -BE – A DOCTOR DREAM—

This bugs me. Early this strange but a big question.. WHY NOT? and everytime I think about it.. there’s this “BUT HOW???”

This is really..


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