Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bankrupt Mode Tip#1: When you want to buy something...

I have been wanting an Iphone.  Everybody wants one.
Pero it doesn’t suit me.  Ang mahal mahal nya!

So Ipod touch nalang. 
Carry ng budget.
Check sa favorite website na Amazon… ah…can be, can be.
Pero hmmm, wait lang. 
Do I need that? No ofcourse.
Do I want it, YES

Okay, mag 5 Why analysis tayo.
In my previous job (Hitachi), uso yang Why why why why why nay an

1st Why
Why do you want it when you have an iPod which you don’t use?
Because it has… wifi?



2nd Why
Why do you need wifi?  Naka wifi ka sa bahay . 
Syempre pag tipong kailangan mo pag wala sa bahay!



3rd Why
Why mo kailangan mag browse pa pag nasa galaan?
Pati gaano kalimit kaya mo magagamit yan
OO na, hindi ko na nga kailangan ng itouch eh!



3rd Why palang…wala na. Ochibog na!

O diba, effective!

Friday, July 30, 2010

HK Day 4

Our last day in Hongkong
We didnt have anything planned for this day.
We just walked around Victoria harbour.

Then went to Granville with Jonathan.
Hotel check out - it scared the hell out of me, they wont accept my credit card for some reason.
We have available cash (I mean, my dad has..ehehe) and my mom has another card kaya makakacheck-out naman kami.

Pero why wont they accept it, isa lang ang pwede - Max out?
Waaah...how can that be..... Seryoso?

In some way, the idea of maxed out card kept me from swiping some more.
I couldnt wait to get back home to speak to HSBC customer service or check my personal internet banking.

We were early at the airport, si master kasi bored na sa mall, kaya nagyaya na sa airport.
Ayun, dang tagal namin nakaupo sa airport, the counter for our flight wasnt even open yet. Tsk..tsk, si master talga!

We arrived on time without too much turbulence though weather wasnt too nice.
It pains me to pay that much for ParknFly (P1300 for 3 nights)
Oh well, convenience is expensive.

Shopping loots from Hong Kong
His... Uniqlo
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Hers..Giordano+H&M

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When i got home, oh yes, max out nga. =(
Okay...BANKRUPT MODE ON starting July 8.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Future hobby ni Master1?

My dad is retireable. He is already 62.
When he retires, anong pagkaka abalahan nya?

No, hindi sya pwedeng walang pinagkaka abalahan, kasi babaligtad ang bahay namin dahil that is what he does when he is at home. You know, find stuff na dabog ng dabog tapos pag hindi nahanap, will blame my brothers na sila huling gumamit. Please lang, maiistress si mami pagka ganun.

When we were in Macau, halos naloka ako when he said this
"Magkano ba yang mga ganyan? Dapat siguro meron tayong ganyan eh"

I answered in disbelief...."Ah yung ganun, siguro nasa mga 30K yan, depende sa model"

He says "Mas mura ba sa Hongkong?"

"Hmmm..pareho lang kung dito or dun. Pero sa states mas mura" I lied. It was cheaper in HK than in Pinas.

He turns to my mom "Nasayo yung $500 diba?"

Jamie changes topic with the quickness...

Me idea ba kayo kung anong gusto bilhin ni dadi?

A DSLR Camera

Nakakaloka diba? Si manong, nakikiuso. tskk..tsk.

I didnt want him to get it, kasi feeling ko nadala lang sya ng emotion nya dahil lahat ng turista ay naka "malaking camera"
Glenn had our DSLR with him in Hongkong, kaya point and shoot lang dala namin. Siguro naaawa sya samin. hehehe

Mom says something like "this camera works fine"
My dad's replied "Eh yang camera mo naman, pang Cebu lang"

WAHAHAHA.

The next day, he still talks about DSLR.
Sabi nya "maige pa yan ang paglibangan ko pagretire ko"

Ill try to ask him now if he still wants it. Okay, sinong makikipagpustahan sakin...pustahan tayo ayaw na nya.
=D

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

H♥ppy Anniversary M♥men!

Today is our 3rd wedding anniversary =)

3 years na tayong nagbabahay-bahayan, Lenn =)

Ive said this, and Ill say it again..
Lumevel up talaga ang feelings ko when we got married (Acckkk....ang cheesy!...iwww....yuck)

One thing i love to do, is to enumerate things.
Ofcourse on this special day, nag may-i-enumarate na naman ako sa letter na ginawa ko for him.
Btw, i demanded i receive a letter too..ewan ko kung gumawa ang loko

Pero sorry, cant share everything with you.
Eto ang iba..na alam ko naman kasi na alam nyo na.

Sorry sa...
lagi kong hinahanap ang relo ko
laging nawawala ang tsinelas ko
lagi kong tinatanong san mo tinabi yung bag ko
mas mahal ako ng mga aso mo kaysa sayo
pagiwan ko ng gamit sa nook
Paghatid ng kung anuman sa office, kasi naiwan ko
lagi akong nagrerequest ng movie na idownload mo para sa "Saturday Movie watch" pero lagi kong

kinakatulugan
parating akong nakahiga
parating nakaupo…tapos hihiga :)
parating iniiwan ang memory card ng SLR sa laptop card reader kaya pag ginamit ang camera - walang

card! hehehe
pag me kisses na chocolate, lahat ng area me bukyut na aluminum kisses wrapper


Magsorry ka sakin kasi..
Kuleleng kulele na tenga ko sa pag o-oral admonition mo sa mga aso
lagi mo nalang hindi inilalabas sa freezer ang pinapa thaw ko
araw araw ako naiistress sa kaka "bilisan mo, malelate ka na!"
harsh ka, kung maka okray ka ng luto ko, parang ang galing mo-hindi naman!


3 taon ko ng naririnig sayo to....

From Glenn
"Wala na akong maisuot"
"Parang gusto ko bumili ng...."
"Bagay ba sakin ang...."
"Maligo na! maligo!"
"San tayo pupunta ng Sunday"
"tong mga asong to, napaka sobra na"
"nakakainis, andumi ng bahay"
"Umuwi ka ng maaga"
"wag magulo, Showtime na!"

From Jamie
"Asan yung ???? "
"Asan ka? Mag OL! mag OL!"
"Make up your mind"
"late ka na, ano ba?!"
"oist..me seat sale na naman!"
"hindi mo nilabas yung pinapathaw ko, bili nalang tayo ng crispy pata =)"


Bigla kong narealize, napakapasaway ko pala talaga.
Ayaw mo nun Glenn, me asawa ka na, para ka pang meron 13 years old na anak.

Mwah!
Thanks mom&dad for the cash gift. Magdedate kami sa saturday.

Friday, July 23, 2010

FW: Appreciate Your Loved Ones Without Trying To Fix Them

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dont know what you got till its gone

I have constantly complained about the new office set-up.  Me being always on a silent mode, tapos ever work mode (hahaha)

Pero ang talagang major complain ko is yung aircon na ang blow nya, tangent sa bumbunan ko. 

Pag inadjust ko naman, maiinitan ang iba. 

Usually tuloy nakahead cap tuloy ako sa office tapos naka jacket.  Sobrang dyahe talaga, kasi pag lalabas ako ng office, tatanggalin ko pa jacket and cap.  Arrrghh!

 

Few days ago, nasira ang compressor ng airconditioner.

Waaah! Wala kaming aircon, napaka humid pa naman.  Para kaming naglagay ng nightcream sa sobrang oily ng mga mukha namin.

 

Ngayon gawa na sya, nagrerejoice talaga kami sa office. Hahaha.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

HK Day 3

Wala talagang HK Day2 na entry kasi we were almost in Macau half day... check out Macau entry.

Eto sana ang gustong hotel na ibook, sa susunod nalang....na lifetime. hehehe

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Early morning at Kowloon Park. On the way to Cafe de Coral for breakfast
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Nagcomute kami papunta sa The Peak. Ang layo ng nilakad namin. Wahahah. Super pagod ang mga thundercats. On the way back, nagtaxi kami. We paid around P120. I cant believe i had them walk that far para lang sa P120!
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Back at the hotel after lunch.
Then went out again with Glenn to look for Playsport

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Yey, i got it!
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Afternoon. To Disneyland =D Ang haba ng byahe...tsk..tsk

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I always have to tell them "Magdikit nga kayo..closer..closer" hehehe

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I think this is the first theater show my dad has watched.

Nakakatawa, meron dun asian looking na babae na pagke-galing galing kumanta.
Eto ang comments namin ni mami and Jon "Mukhang pinay yung magaling kumanta"
Glenn: "ganun, pag magaling kumanta na mukhang asian, pinay"
Hahaha, walang karapatan maging magaling kumanta ang ibang nasyon. waheheh

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I loved this!

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Hindi ko alam kung bakit game ata si Glenn sa pagsakay nito.
Its funny, i had the whole ride videotaped.. sigaw kami ng sigaw.
Glenn was screaming like he was afraid...pero pag baba namin, eto ang comment nya
"Bat ganun, inaantay ko yung steep na pagbagsak..hindi nakakatakot"

Inulit ko ulit yung tanong ko "Hindi nakakatakot?"

Sagot nya "Hindi"

Then i had him hear his scream.

Hahahah

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Fireworks start at 8PM. Ofcourse we would want to see it. Pero tyak na pagkatapos ng fireworks, sabay sabay maguuwian. Naku, mahirap umuwi.

So sabi namin, hindi namin tatapusin, para mauna na kami sa train.
OO nga.

Eto sabi ni Master "kung gusto ninyo, pagka simulang-pagkasimula ng fireworks, umuwi na tayo"

Hehehe

Monday, July 12, 2010

HK Day 1

Nung nagka piso fare last Oct 2009, dali-dali akong nagbook pa Hongkong for me,Glenn and my parents. July ang buwan na pinili ko para sa anniversary namin ni Glenn. Okay, i know its bagyo time during July, lagi nalang ako nagririsk. Pero el nino kasi diba dati? Pati gusto namin pumunta dun during the Hongkong summer sale. We want summer ng HK para wearable sa pinas ang tinda dun. I got the fare for around P1000/pax =D

Early June, nagiiscout na ako ng hotel na pagstayan namin. Glenn wants sa area ng Canton Road in TST. Sa dinami-dami ng chineck ko - Royal Pacific Hotel Tower din ang binagsakan namin =D hehehe.

By the way, i found out na unlike airplane tickets where you get the best price if you book early, sa hotel naman, its better to book few days before lang. Yun nga lang, andun ang risk na baka fully booked na yung mga standard rooms .
There's this website na OK to scout for cheap rates, check this out www.wego.com

Since 540AM ang flight namin, we had to leave Cavite ng 3AM. Sorry mom and dad =(

NAIA 3
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Look at the boarding pass..naka thermal paper mala grocery receipt.
This is a nice move i think, it doesnt need to be in a bonggang cardboard =D
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Cebupacific has not failed me yet. Im so glad i have no delayed flight experience yet. =D
Ofcourse there's no meal during the flight. Awww....namiss ko tuloy ang orange juice pati hot meal ng PAL

Waiting for Airport Express
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From here, my dad started his questions non stop =D

Nice view from the train
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From the train station, we boarded free shuttle to the hotel.
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Dadi says "yung bagahe natin, nasa baba (compartment ng bus na nakabukas), dapat inakyat nalang natin dito sa bus, baka me kumuha nun"
LOL

Finally in TST again =D
Ohhh... i miss this neighborhood
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A week before we left, maulan sa Cavite, whenever i check weather forecast sa MNL and HKG, laging with rainshowers. Im so glad, we were blessed with a good weather nung entire trip namin. =D

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I ♥ Macau

Day 1 of our HK trip
We left Cavite at 3AM because our flight was 5:45AM
Upon arriving in HK, my parents and I went straight to Macau.
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I booked us a a cheap but decent hotel Hotel Presidente
Paid P3500 for a night stay with breakfast for 2 =D

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Anyway, this is our neighborhood....


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Ang taray diba?!
hehehe

The hotel staff were so kind to have us check in early. =)
Ofcourse the senior citizens need to rest, puyat at pagod.
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I told them we have to leave the hotel for Venetian by 4PM.
Aba, ang dadi ko, 3PM palang, nagyayaya na. Wala naman daw mangyayari kung nakahiga kami. Tsk..tsk.. Excited!

So we head to Venetian Hotel.
There's this bonggang hotel under construction across Venetian.
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I think my parents were in awe when they entered the hotel/mall.
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Ate at the Venetian's food court. Dad and I ordered noodles.
Hulaan nyo kung anno order ni mami?
Edi syempre..pancit canton ala macau. hehehe
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Tickets to Cirque du Soleil =D
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I would recommend if you go to Macau to see this show. Its an acrobat show, hindi yung acrobatics satin na babatuhin ng kutsilyo ha. hehehe.
The normal price of pinakamurang seat is 388HKD. But if you watch the 5PM sunday show, almost 50% off sila. Sobrang sulit!

My dad didnt know any of the itineraries i prepared.
So hindi nya alam ano papanoorin namin, akala nya sine. Sabi ko show. Sabi nya agad "nakaw..kung ako rin lang, miski ako bayaran mo, hindi ako manonood ng ganyan-ganyan"

Here is the trailer of the show



Nakakaloka, napapatili talaga ako.
After the show, eto ang sabi ni dadi "Maganda yung kwan, maganda"
Mom liked it too. Its something we havent seen =D


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After the show, punta kami Fisherman's wharf. We were all tired kaya umuwi kami agad.
Actually sa itinerary na pinerepare ko, dapat manonood kami ng Fountain Show ng Wynn Macau sa tapat ng hotel, pero sobrang pagod na kami, hindi na namin kinaya.

The next day, aga na naman nagising ni master.
Senado Square is around 20minutes walk from the hotel =D
We passed by Grand Lisboa, all i can say is.... "Grand nga"

At Senado Square
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Few more minutes, we are in Ruins of St Paul
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Part na ng daytour ito nila mami and dadi =D
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We went to Macau Tower afterwards.
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Very nice view of Macau
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We had 12 noon tickets back to Hongkong.
We arrived the pier at 10:45AM (napaka hyper ni dadi eh)
Nakahabol kami sa 11AM sail! hehehe

I love Macau!
Ive said it and Ill say it again, do visit Macau if you go to Hongkong.

Go-lite reinstatement

Sa mga katoto ko na addict sa piso fare ng cebupacific.
Aminin, laging tinitick ang Go-lite. Para mababa ang bayaran, malay mo walang dala.

Pag nag Go-Lite ka kasi, yung fare mo, mabawasan ng tig P100 per way.
During the time of my booking pa HK, wala pang option na kung anong route lang ang igo-lite, tipong Go-Lite means roundtrip.

Dahil apat ang ibook ko, ano pang sense ng Piso fare kung malaki rin bayaran. Para maenjoy ko ang murang fare, pinag go Go-Lite ko lahat. 4 kami. Nakatipid ng P800! yey!

Tapos naisip ko, tyak magshopping si Glenn, at si mami, magbubumili na naman ng keychain na pagkebigat. Naku, hindi dapat Go-Lite. Anyway, wala na ako magagawa, tapos na. Reinstate nalang.

It says there you pay P400 reinstatement kung nagdala ng check-in ang naka go-lite. So sa halip na nakatipid ka ng P200, napamahal pa ng P200.

Pero teka...hindi pala ganun lang.
kasi per way ang P400!

In short, makakatipid ka ng P200 kung mag Go-Lite ka, pero kung nagkataon magdala karin ng checkin tapos go-Lite ticket mo, mapapamahal ka pa ng P600!

So ano, mag go-lite ka pa ba?
Ako hindi na.
hehehe.

Well, kung dalawa kayo, atleast isa sa inyo hindi naka Go-lite.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Playing with playsport

When i asked Tita Is to send me a videomessage for mom's birthday, she sent me a video in flipshare.
Ano yung Flip?
Google google.
Ba! cool, liit video cam or pocket video.

Being the inggitera that I am, and being aware that Almira will be coming home na pwede ako pakibili. I searched for it in amazon. Aba..aba...can be!
Pero October is sooo far pa. hehehe

Ive been thinking which to get... Kodak Playsport or a Flip mino
Okay, i hear you all shout FLIIIIPPPPP
Flip was my first choice pero wala akong mahanap.

We went to electronic shops, ansons..electroworld..lahat lahat.
Hindi inirelease ang playsport sa pinas, tapos wala din ako makita na Flip dito.

So i decided to get it in HK.
Pero hindi nila alam ang Flip, ilang branches na ng fortress and broadway ang tinanungan namin, wala.
Yung playsport naman, naka 4 na branch akong chineck, isa lang ang meron.
Whoa! para syang meron label na "Take it, take it!"
Its waterproof!
Ni hindi ko nga inasam that i could have that underwater camera case kasi wala nga akong P&S eh, nanghihiram lang ako kila Mami...what more magka video underwater. Coooll!!!

Playsport

I didnt have time to study, shoot ng shoot na agad.
Tita, thanks so much for this =D

(trying to upload video forever)
(hahaha...macompress na nga. Nag HD HD pa, ayaw naman ng malaking file)


Friday, July 2, 2010

Prepare pipty

My boss is a Korean, he would always say “Prepare pipty

Noong una, tanungan kami lahat “ano daw ipeprepare?”

What he meant pala is “PPT”

O, eh ano yung PPT?

Powerpoint presentation.  Diba ppt ang extension name?

 

We have somebody from Korea R&D center coming over next week.

Everyone here is busy with each ones presentation material.

 

Sheesh, the guest is expert daw in my process, I have to prepare.

Google..google syempre to study ako.

I have read several good material.  Hmm, it would be nice to mention that in my material.

Pag tingin ko ng author ng literature…….toink….written by the expert, our guest.

 

PANIC MODE

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Impressive!

Okay, ive been silent after the election. Talo nga kasi ang manok kong si Gibo, though i still think he was cheated. haha! (alam nyo naman sa Pinas, lahat ng natatalo ay nadaya lang kasi)

Well anyway, i heard about the wang-wangs issue. I was happy na iimplement na talaga sya
hahahah.. buti nga sa mga abusado.

Read this LINK

Teka. ... No 'wang-wang' policy irks VP Binay ?