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Hi hi, friends :D

I figured I would just put this out there in case anybody might be interested.

Basically I have a web hosting account I currently use that... I've barely used even the fraction of the space and bandwidth of, atm, and I wanted to offer to split up the cost of the plan with whomever might be interested? Currently what I know to do is set up individual WordPress accounts per subdomain, and you can access yours easily from your own log-in page. (Yay!)

For the sake of transparency, my current web hosting plan is at around $60 per year. It currently gives me 10GB. I've only used... not even half of a GB (I mostly have portfolio and blog sites, for reference. Although they haven't grown in scale or anything. So.)

So the more there are of us, the cheaper it will cost per year. If I can get one web roomie, it's $30 per year for each. If I had 2 roomies, $20 per year. 3 roomies, $15 per year... and so on. If you're putting up, say a portfolio or any site that isn't going to rely heavily on huge media files that take up a lot of space, we're golden. :D If you're going to be using a custom domain name, we can just figure out how to attach your current one (if you already own one) to my webhost. :D If you don't have one yet, you can buy one from any provider? (I currently use Gandi, just for convenience, but they're a little pricier in terms of domain names, iirc.) If you're okay with having it be a subdomain without a custom domain name (ex. 'yournamehere'.melgcabral.com) then you just pay for the cost of webhosting.

For those who aren't going to be using WordPress, I can still look into whether I can provide FTP access that's password-locked and stuff too. But I'm not 100% sure on that ATM. I haven't really had the time to. :(

So, uhm, yes. If you're interested, please PM me~ or if you know anybody who might be interested too.

(This is brought to you by Mel needing to figure out what to cut from her yearly expenses because thesis has been eating my life and thus haven't had time to do more projects that pay so I am trying to see how to make things win-win for everybody. Whee?)
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Hi folks! Did you know I have a personal public blog? Well, now you do. And I definitely need to update it more often. This post is free because I owe you all a bunch of Kasiyahan posts, too. Yipes! Hopefully I can write a few posts for my self-care blog in July.

For now, here's a general update on how I've been. :) Some of this may not be news to my Dreamwidth and Livejournal followers, but it is for people who don't follow me here.

Click here to read Today is a Home Day Due to Cheap Shoes (And Other Updates).

Thanks as always for your support! If you found my slice of life entries entertaining,

(Being stuck at home and being done with articles for the day lead to this. I'm not complaining. I miss blogging regularly.)

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This is my Throwback Thursday: the first ever cooking adventure I made back in 2008 back when I entertained a captivated audience on Livejournal.

I tried to edit it down to remove any problematic stuff I said (stuff that pertains to ableism, etc. 17 year old Mel didn't know any better, unfortunately) so if I missed anything, please let me know.

I hope you enjoy this as much as young me enjoyed making it on a super early morning four years ago.
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Okay, so it's not really new, per se, but it's definitely a relaunch.

To those who used to follow me on Livejournal, you may remember a silly, fun activity I used to do called Cooking Adventures, yes?

WELL. If you've missed my ridiculousness, I've turned it up a notch because I now have my ever-enthusiastic partner Aiken helping me out. We've revived and relaunched…


~*~*~*~ The Chef Chronicles!!! ~*~*~*~


Our first new adventure happens to be… dun dun dun… CARBONARA!!! Watch with awe and wonder as we figure out how to cook this Flying Spaghetti Monstrosity.

I'm also going to be moving all my old cooking adventures (from 2008, GOODNESS GRACIOUS) to this new site as soon as I can, so hang tight! New visitors will be able to gaze in wonder at my awkward, silly sophomore self taking photos with one hand while trying to mix and measure ingredients with the other. For previous readers, boy it'll be a ride in the nostalgia machine, won't it?

Please do visit our new site, maybe leave a comment, share it with your friends, and have fun~!

Hello!

I'm Mel, a Filipina artist and writer. I'm an MA Creative Writing student working on her own projects at the same time. Nice to meet you!