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  • Color:Deep Ocean
  • Size:10.4 inch
  • Bluetooth:5.0
  • Battery:8200 mAh, Non Removable1
  • Networks:2G, 3G, 4G
  • Sim size:Nano
  • Front camera:5 MP, fixed-focus
  • Rear camera:8 MP auto-focus

Electronics GIDBlog Philippines

Google Pixel 5a 5G


Ordered online in the Philippines on December 12, 2021.

The price we paid for the phone was ₱23,570. We got a watch from Xiaomi for free.

The items were shipped from Hong Kong.

This was how we ended up paying for the phone:

Listed Price₱25,890
Discounts (12.12 + Credit Card Promos)(₱2,320)


The phone was delivered to our home on December 19, 2021 (on a Sunday) – 7 days from the date of order.

Notes on the box:

Designed by Google. Phone made in Vietnam. Accessories made in China.

Phone parts

USB-C Port
Power Button And Volume Up/Down
Sim card tray
GIDBlog Philippines Recipe

Fried rice w/ Chinese Sausage & egg


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/2 onion,diced
  • 1/8 tsp white pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Chinese Sausage
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tbsp of Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp of Fish Sauce
  • Tomato slice to serve
  • Cucumber slice to serve
  • 4 Garlic,chopped


  1. Painitin yung kawali at maglagay ng 2tbsp ng oil.
  2. Ilagay yung onion stirng 2 mins bago ilagay yung garlic stir together.
  3. Ilagay yung Chinese Sausage at stir fry for a minute.
  4. Ilagay sa gilid ng pan yung mga sangkap at maglagay ng kunting oil bagio ilagay yung egg.
  5. Hintayin na maging omelette yung egg bago ihalo sa mga ibang sangkap.
  6. Ilagay yung rice at haluin ng mabuti bago mag lagay ng fish sauce,soy sauce,white pepper,salt at sesami oil.
  7. Haluin ng mabuti hanggang mag combined lahat ito.
  8. Iserve ito kasama ng hiniwa na tomato at cucumber at ilagay sa side ng plate.
Enjoy your meal.

GIDBlog Philippines Recipe

Pork & Cabbage Dumplings


  • Dumplings Wrapper
  • 500g Minced Pork
  • 2 Galic / Bawang
  • 1/2 Tbsp Ginger / Luya
  • 1 Cup shredded Cabbage
  • 2tsp oil
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Spring onion
  • 2 Tbsp So Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sesami Oil
GIDBlog Philippines Recipe

French Toast

French Toast


  • 2 medium Eggs
  • ½ cup of milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • 6 white bread
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
  • Butter and olive oil for cooking
GIDBlog Learning Journal

Create a Custom URL for your Youtube channel

Today, I am going to show you how I created a custom URL for our GIDBlog Youtube channel using our own domain name.

GIDBlog Learning Journal

Certbot and Cloudflare DNS Plugin

I learnt today that I can run Certbot to create and renew Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS for domains/web sites not hosted on the same machine – a fact I didn’t know before today.

Also, because Certbot can be used to manage Let’s Encrypt certificates for domain names hosted elsewhere, there is no requirement for the system running Certbot to have a web server like Apache/httpd running (for domain verification purposes).

GIDBlog Learning Journal

Compress your PHP-FPM pages

Since the recent upgrade to, this web site is currently being hosted by various Docker containers. One of the Docker containers used is, of course, one derived from a Docker image like php:7-fpm-alpine.

I must confess that this is my first endeavour using PHP-FPM with Apache. All these years I have only been using the Apache module: mod_php to handle all my PHP web pages.

GIDBlog Learning Journal Money

WordPress Plugin for Google AdSense Auto Ads

I will show you how I inserted Google AdSense Auto Ads JavaScript ad code to this web site today.

The Google AdSense Auto Ads ad code is only a single line long, so it was unnecessary to get overly complicated with the plugin or PHP code.

GIDBlog Learning Journal

WordPress Plugin for Google Analytics

I will show you how I inserted Google Analytics tracking code to this web site today.

I chose to write a WordPress plugin to accomplish this task but since I only manage 2 WordPress sites, I didn’t develop it with a lot of bells and whistles.