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AvianQuests 2020 Google Local Guide Recap

Friday, December 18, 2020

 AvianQuests 2020 Google Local Guide Recap

AvianQuests Google Guides 2020 Guiding Star

On December 16, 2020, I received from Google Local Guides an email which reads, "Avian, see your accomplishments on Google Maps in 2020."
To this, I am humbly sharing as a sort of a recap regarding my journey for this year being a Google Local Guide according to the contents of the email.

"Thanks for your contributions in 2020.  This year, you and millions of Local Guides around the world helped people find the best places to go (or order from) safely. All of your reviews, photos, and updates helped to keep people informed, in a year where that was never more important.

So, before we move on to a new year, let's look back at what you've accomplished on Google Maps in 2020."
2020 Thanks

 Here's what you accomplished.

AvianQuests 113 Contributions
It's obvious that my passion for photography tops the list in terms of numbers contributed which is translated by the number of photos at 45 photos which which I posted in Google Maps this year.
This is followed by Answers which verifies accuracy of information factoids of e.g., places, establishments, et cetera.
For videos, this is the one which I will start to develop as a skill more this coming 2021. 
AvianQuest Levels Up 2020
I can't believe I hit my goal this year and achieve Level 7 being a Google Local Guide in Google Maps.
AvianQuest Level 7 Google Local Guide Google Maps
You can check out my previous blog post, for the details with the link below of how I achieved Local Guide Level 7.

AvianQuest Top Five Percent Local Guide Baguio City
Whoops, now here's a curve ball I did not expext. It's not bad getting a Top 5% as Google Map Local Guides in Baguio City.  Yey! 

AvianQuests Best Run 16 Weeks Longest Contribution Streak

When the creativity bug bits you coupled with a surge of zeal and enthusiasm just overflows in abundance and eventually ends up for the benefit of everyone using Google maps.  Let me try beat this personal best of the longest 16 weeks of contribution streak next year.

AvianQuests 2020 70,899 Photo Views

AvianQuests 2020 Reviews Hits 16,867 views

Again for details of my photos, you can check out my previous blog post, in the link below:


Google Local Guides Thanks AvianQuests

With the current global situation and day-to-day challenges we hurdle, with a bite sized commitment, I move forward with pure pride and humility and continue to contribute with my utmost ability, skills, talents, and experiences for the betterment of mankind via Google Maps.  Everything becomes possible with the One, the Supreme Soul, God. Keep safe everyone. Seize the day! 

P.S. For videos, do check and/or subscribe to my humble YouTube channel. Link below. Thanks much.


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AvianQuest is now Google Local Guide 7

Saturday, October 3, 2020




 That's right guys. Your humble blogger just reached Level 7 being a Google Local Guide.
 In a nutshell, as follows:

Wow, and also, now I'm very close in reaching my favorite goal, that is, to claim my Google Local Guide - Expert Photographer badge and Novice Trailblazer badge. 


11 million views received for places that I've added.  Well, that's absolutely amazing.
And from 1 million views generated from 747 photos in Google maps to now at 7 million views, and about to reach 8 million views, is truly unbelievable.  
My years of constant enjoyment via photography and helping people in Google Maps is now in the stage of middling stage fruition at Level 7, and moving forward.


To sum it up, humbly, here's a breakdown of what my Google Guide Level 7 looks like at the moment.

    Become a Google Local Guide now
 (Definitely no rocket science involved! )

Sign up, it's free, at

AvianQuest Google Guide Level 7
As I move forward in my journey of reaching 5,75 points (Level 8)  starting October 1, 2020, in this challenging times, I'll make it a point to always count my blessings of good health, good relationships with nature, people, animals (since I am vegan) and grab hold of any mobile phone with decent camera or DSLR and start documenting via photos/videos places of interest that I visit.

Always check me out/follow me at the social media channels below:
Instagram: avianquest
Twitter: avianquest
Facebook:  avianquest

Keep Safe Everyone.

September to Remember (2020)

Saturday, September 26, 2020


September to Remember (2020)

I just woke up from a restful state and after giving justice to the physical body with a deep (siesta) and with that, I found myself in front my desktop PC.

Fast forward to the start of this month which was filled with surprises and opportunities which came into natural fruition and as I continue to churn out blogs of my humble site,  I kind of make a brief summary of what transpired this month.

On the technology side of things, I was lucky to get hold of myself a OnePlus NORD Android device.  Link below on the unboxing.


I was planning to launch this video separately with a Dbrand grip case, however I was informed that my product orders for the DBrand NORD grip case will still be shipped in October. So, that's for that at the moment. 
Whilst I put the OnePlus NORD into use, hopefully by next month, I will be done with my in depth review of this great Android mid-ranger device.
Also, as I write, now using Google Blogger's latest update to their latest and in the final weeks of their transition. So, bye “Revert to legacy Blogger” which is no longer available. Nothing new, as I am used to adopting and adapting to changes. 
By the way, the photo montage above is Mount Tenglawan, which I took when I went up to Mount Kabunian in Bakun, Benguet (Cordillera Administrative Region).  Link below.



Again, as the windows of opportunity for travel is slowly showing positive signs, I will also be doing a follow-up blog and/or review of my mountaineering gear next month.

 Signs of things to come

I will also be introducing in October more tech unboxing/reviews in the field of audio equipment. I'm not an audiophile, but a humble music enthusiast.

Also by the way, I am now at Level 7 as an official Google Local Guide.
If you want to sign up as a Google Local Guide, it's FREE and sign up now.

And last but not the least, multi-millionfold thanks to the following: 
(this is not a paid endorsement/sponsorship)

Cloudflare turns 10 this year! Starting on Monday, September 28th 
(Congratulations and Cheers!)

Better days ahead. Keep safe everyone! 

~Peter of AvianQuest










Will Teaspoon Rule the World?

Friday, July 24, 2020

Will Teaspoon Rule the World?

Will Teaspoon Rule the World?

In Order of the Phoenix, Harry tells Ron and Hermione about his snog with Cho Chang, the conversation turns to Ron and his tiny mind.

  “Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have.”

 This brings us to a member of the cutlery family called the

T e a s p o o n

Simply put, a teaspoon is a small spoon that can be used to stir a cup of tea or coffee.  Let's further break that down. Tea and spoon, right?  By the way, there exists a special type of caviar (salted fish egg) made from rare abino fish and laced with 22-carat gold is thought to be the most expensive food on planet earth and this food is priced at $40,000 per teaspoon).  

Quick fact.  A teaspoon is measured 1 fluid dram (or drachm) that's 1/4 of a tablespoon, or 1/8 fluid ounce.  

T e a 

So, comes now Shan Nong, a Chinese Emperor at around 2300 BC through 400 AD, tea was used primarily for drinking with its medicinal value and health benefits by the indigenous people then it made its way to upper class/strata of society.  

Around the 1600 through 1700s, the use of the word teaspoon started and to date this small member of cutlery is used mainly in scooping coffee, tea, sugar, powdered milk, creamer and ultimately mixing them with hot/cold water in creating a beverage/drink.

C l e a n l i n e s s


As that age-old adage goes and "cleanliness is next to godliness."  At around 1700, it was customary for Europeans to bring their own spoons to the table and spoons as a personal property were carried by everyone who owns one in much the same way as people today i.e., wallets, key rings, et cetera.

Most people will agree that being clean is a sign of spiritual purity or goodness. This phrase was first recorded in a sermon by John Wesley in 1778, but the idea is ancient, found in Babylonian and Hebrew religious tracts. It is still invoked, often as an admonition to wash or clean up. 

Y u k t i

When I embraced the lifestyle of vegetarianism starting around 1992, I learned a "yukti," a Hindi word which means technique or method of the use of a teaspoon whilst eating/dining out.  This I imbibe and practice without fail for the multi-fold benefits I derive until this date.

Most people use the table spoon and fork for eating, right?  So, what leaves us not being used for eating using a humble teaspoon.  The probability of use of a teaspoon is almost of nil since this is only used for mixing cold/hot beverages, right?

For Americans that is, the fork and table knife serves as the main eating cutlery. So, it's obvious that the mostly used in direct contact of human mouth for eating, tasting are the spoon and fork utensils.

In terms of cleanliness, using a teaspoon as alternative whilst eating out in public (hotels, restaurants, et cetera). The experience becomes a first where one is like eating with a newly purchased brand new spoon/fork.  You're the first to put the cutlery in your mouth. 

But the spoon/fork was washed then it's clean, right?  You are absolutely correct on a physical reasoning. However, people practicing high spiritual regimens/practices/lifestyle or purely for religious reasons involving cutlery becomes a day and night or life and death choice in their path/journey.

So, they use their own personal cutlery. Otherwise, they will chose this alternative method using a teaspoon for eating for emergency/last option purposes.

I won't expound about the meta-physical reason why the teaspoon is sort of a "holy grail" of cutlery in this blog and that will be for you to research. I don't recommend a plastic spoon/teaspoon due to carbon footprint concerns.

In this present time of after the global reset where cleanliness becomes a number one priority, a humble teaspoon might save your life.  Also, using your own personal cutlery is thus, a highly encouraged practice/habit.

The use of the teaspoon as an alternate cutlery in eating probably might be one of the alternative methods of saving yourself and perhaps even rule the whole world.  There is no rocket science involved, just being wise and practical. Cheers.

P.S. Nowadays, I use a spork especially when I'm out of of town hiking, trekking or mountain climbing.


How to turn OFF your Facebook Messenger

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Facebook Messenger easy peasy workaround
You got that right. This is an easy peasy way to TURN OFF your Facebook Messenger.  

Just SIX simple steps!

(For Android mobile smartphones.) 

FB Messenger Be Together Whenever

This is a quick walk through.

Just 6 (Six) STEPS:
1.  On the top right corner of your 
     Facebook mobile app is the three
     stripped navicon.  Press/tap it.

FB Three Stripe Menu Navicon

2.  It will take you to the Facebook 
     mobile menu list.  Tap on Settings.

 3.  On the next screen, press/tap
      Security and Login.

Security and Login

 4.  You will be brought to 
      Where you're logged in screen.

      Tap on the three vertical dots 
      to LOG OFF your 
      Facebook Messenger.

FB Three Vertical Dots


 5. Next, you will be prompted to 
     Review your  login pop-up then 
     select and tap the LOG-OUT option.

FB Review Login and Log Out

 6.  Success!  Now you are
      logged off Facebook Messenger.  

      Tap on the Facebook Mobile 
      App Right Upper Back Navigation 
      Arrow to go back to your Facebook 
Right Upper Back Navigation Arrow

Facebook Mobile App Review Login is a powerful option to log-off your Facebook Messenger (Android) Mobile.

My Real-I-zations 2020

Saturday, May 23, 2020

  My Real-I-zations 2020

Real-I-zations of the global reset 2020

Before I get started, I chose a personal picture above to contain the essence of my thoughts about the global pandemic.

Intermittent Fasting (IF)

I remember in August 2019, I weighed 74 kilograms and overweight thus, last year, I took a personal challenge and started on an intensive intermittent fasting regimen (23 hours) in preparation for planned personal mountain climbing activity.

December 12, 2019, I achieved 126 pounds of 57 kilograms with a body mass index of 21.6 normal with my 5 feet four inches height.

As of writing, I have not gotten ill or sick.  Thus, in my humble opinion based on my personal experience, by increasing one's internal human body resistance through intermittent fasting, keeps one healthy and dis-ease free.

IF References

 Jason Fung

(This is not a paid endorsement.)

Eric Berg

(This is not a paid endorsement.)

Enhanced Community Quarantine

One day I was sitting at home in a sofa and little did I know that I was preparing physically and mentally for an impending viral pandemic. I started first hearing about a virus outbreak in China in December 2019.  As I continue to receive news from social media channels, my curiosity always get me in a researcher mode and sift what is truth and untruth from this virus event.

On March 16, 2020 where I live, our President issued an executive memorandum/guideline regarding community quarantine and this also got further extended in its coverage until April 30, 2020.


By using one's mind and intellect (sound judgment/discrimination) based on facts/knowledge and not getting caught up with all the noise and/or clutter from mainstream sources thus, the real (truth) of I (soul) which is living, imperishable and indestructible is a detached observer (one who is beyond the effects/influence of untruth). As I play my hero role in this world drama stage, I will continuously keep my mind(meta-physical faculty) to enable churning/sifting of knowledge to enable me to make better decisions and interact with virtues and human values with other human be-ings (soul).


I list here some references which helped me learn the truth about the virus.



 (This is not a paid endorsement.)

  Other References


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Remote work,regional lockdowns and migration of internet usage

 Stay safe everyone.