Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The First PAPA CHALUPA in the Metro - A Must-try Mexican Gourmet

It was my third time to taste this delicious pita bread-like, crunchy on the edges, spicy and flavorful Mexican gourmet and I know there will be a fourth and more to come.

my first try, Acapulco.
Thanks to my dear friend Marylaine Viernes, introduced it to me and she brought one home,
oops my bad, she brought two LOL
Mary told me that the quality may not be as fresh as that from the store and
she's right, it's a bit soggy but the taste is soooo gooood
that's why I made a second attempt. This time it's in the actual store (",)

For those who want to try their foodie, the store is located at the back of LTO area,
near the kids play area, inPlaytables I think is the name.

Papa Chalupa is located at SM Center at Barangay Ugong Pasig City, near Tiendesitas. This is their first and only branch so far. The food server told me they will have a new branch coming earlier next year at SM Megamall. This will be a hit for sure. I can feel it hehe. If you love nachos and tacos with spicy sauces, then you have to try this. It comes in Beef and Chicken flavor. You can choose if you want a classic one or spicy in every bite or even spicier to the chilli bones hahaha. They have their homemade hot sauce intended for their Chalupas only.

They prepare the fresh dough, knead and fry it here for about 3minutes.

We ordered Beef and Chicken Chipotle (chi-pot-lei) not potel hehe that's how I pronounced it, 
good thing I asked for the right pronunciation

my dear hubby modeling for me. 
He has no idea that I uploaded this here hahah lagot

asking for more cheeeeeeesssssse

There it goes, ready to eat Papa Chalupa bites

Photos taken yesterday only.
And this morning when I picked up my husband's driver's license at LTO, I dropped by and bought two beef chipotle to-go.
I told the food server to not place it in a plastic sandwich bag because I want it fresh and crunchy, 
so for my 15-minute drive from SM Hypermarket, with matching traffic, I reached our village and still the Chalupas are crunchy to eat...yipee! thanks to the paper bags. LOL

So if you happen to passed by Tiendesitas area, drop by at 
Papa Chalupa and have your taste buds enjoy the deliciousness!!!

Happy Eating!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

2013 Holiday Gift Guide : Great Book Creations you can DIY

How would you feel if you were given a gift that was handcrafted? Or you knew was something that he created, with much effort, wholeheartedly and with real intentions of making you happy? Isn't it an awesome feeling right? You can make this happen too. For your loved ones, family and friends would really appreciate such gifts made by you, alone. Why not let Blurb be your platform in making these ideas happen?

Creating a professional looking photobooks, or recipe books or just merely a collection of your poems will be wonderful enough to deserve a hug from the recipient. Here are some ideas if you are running out of one. 

"People love getting really creative, one-of-a-kind books for Christmas. Books that elicit a “where did you find this?” response. As the leading indie- and self-publishing platform, Blurb has an entire online bookstore full of unique books by an incredible array of undiscovered, self-published authors, artists, and photographers. And while these books probably aren’t in your recipient’s bookshelf, many of them should be. So, if you’re thinking of giving unique gifts this year, consider these titles. Each costs around $40 USD or less:

Cookie Cravings by Maria Lichty and Heidi LarsenWe all have cookie cravings. Popular food blogger Maria Lichter decided to put them into something deliciously original: A baking book featuring 30 recipes you won’t find anywhere else.

Dog by My Side by Adam SchnitzerThis charming collection of original, vintage photos shows us that as long as there have been cameras, we’ve wanted to photograph our canine best friends. As a special bonus, there’s a glossary of the early photographic methods used in the original images.

Around the World with a Toy Camera by Giorgio GiussaniPerfect for the photography or graffiti-art fan on your list. This book is an explosion of gritty color that explores the wonders of street art and analog photography.

Food Stories by Elena ScottA short, wonderfully illustrated collection of recipes (and food stories) that will inspire you to pick up the knife and spatula—or just pen and paper.

Things I Love by Carol Nehls and Jessica RoseIllustrated and written many years apart by a mother and daughter, this sweet rhyming story told by a fox is pure joy for all ages.

Patent Pending by Jordan NatyshenChicken goggles, air-conditioned rocking chairs, monkey jockeys for greyhounds… humankind has invented and sought to patent some amazing and crazy things. Illustrator Jordan Natyshen illustrates some of the strangest in this history of odd inventions.

Tiny Horses are Everywhere by Thea LuxThe perfect stocking-stuffer for fans of off-beat humor, this undeniably nutty book is based on a Tumblr blog and combines simple photo collages of small horses in human environments with incredibly funny captions.

Rouleaux by Anastassia EliasWhat can you do with an empty roll of toilet paper? If you’re French artist Anastassia Elias, you create tiny dioramas inside of the discarded tubes. Inspired by art and movies, these pieces are beautifully crafted, fun, and unbelievably detailed.

Low Fidelity by Bobby GrossmanIf you, or someone you love, listened to New York punk and new wave in the 70s, chances are your favorite artist can be found in this book. Bobby Grossman photographed Iggy Pop, David Byrne, The Ramones, Debbie Harry, Andy Warhol and many more. This book is a time capsule of—and a love letter to—a legendary time, place, and sound.

Take a second and head over to Blurb to see if you can end your search for that perfect gift this season! 

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Creating the best gift for your best pal from the best Blurb books.
For me, it is still better to give than to receive.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Getting Hooked with Craftsy

It is never too late for anyone to learn some arts and crafts, even if you are the most hard-headed kid in your class when you were still studying, Craftsy can help you each step of the way so you'll get to finish what you started. Meantime, let me give you some information what Craftsy is all about. I've been posting about Craftsy lessons and promos but I have never really introduced it in details.

Here you go.

What is Craftsy?

Craftsy is a worldwide craft community offering online classes. It also has a patterns marketplace where independent designers can sell their patterns; a supplies shop with great deals on yarn, fabric, and class kits; and a projects section where members share pictures of their latest craft successes. With over two million members and counting, Craftsy has something for just about everyone, in categories ranging from quilting, sewing, knitting, painting, photography, cooking, and more. 

Craftsy Logo 

Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Craftsy Class

Before filming even begins, hours and hours are spent determining what content will be covered in each class, and how to best teach specific techniques to the camera. Instructors work with an instructional designer to create an in-depth outline of each lesson, and decide how to best prepare props or “step-outs” that show what your project should like at different steps. Instead of a scripted class, instructors follow their outlines on camera to create an authentic and engaging teaching experience. 

Most Craftsy classes are filmed in one of five Craftsy studios in Denver, CO, assuring that every part of the production process goes off without a hitch. They fly in instructors from all over the world to spend several days filming, then spend several weeks turning hours of footage into a two to three hour class experience that has been watched, re-watched, and reviewed by industry experts. The final result is an HD-quality video that takes you in-depth into specific topics in any given craft category- from cooking and fine art to sewing and knitting. 

What is the Craftsy experience?
Craftsy classes are designed to have all the benefits of an in-person class, with none of the drawbacks. Available online and on-demand, you always have world-class instructors at the tip of your fingers. You can retake the class as many times as you want, and the 30-second repeat feature allows you to watch the same section over and over again until you get every technique just right. 

Watching a Craftsy class is like having a first-row seat with some of the best instructors in the world. Even better, classes have a 100% money-back guarantee. 

Try online learning today with a free mini-class from Craftsy! Choose from 23 Free Craftsy Classes ranging from drawing and painting to sewing and quilting, from knitting to cake decorating and more.

Happy Craftsy-ing!

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Nations Unite to Save Lives Campaign

We can do MORE!

The recent disaster that hits the country received an overwhelming response from other nations around the globe. A tragic thing has led many people to be as one. Despite the controversies in the government agencies, people outside the Philippines never ceases to help in times like this. When I watched the news about the Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan victims, I just stared and feel the feeling of a heartbreaking survivor staring at his surroundings with no one to hang on to. I don't need to enumerate everything and relive the saddening parts in this tragedy, I just want to help them, the survivors.

Last week, I posted on our village that we accept donations for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, and it will be forwarded to GMA Kapuso foundation, because a friend of mine works there. She, together with her families and friends exerted much effort to pick up donations at different locations in the metro. Ours was picked up last Friday, and was forwarded Sunday to GMA via loaded truck of donations. It is a great feeling to have extended help to our needy kababayans, and because of this, I am launching a campaign to get more help and to provide more to the survivors. Thank you so much Nena Celle Dumol for the initiative to help others.

I really wanted to help Typhoon Yolanda victims and this is one way I can think of that hopefully would have a positive response.

I created a Teespring campaign, it's just a simple design which you can see here.

Originally the creative and touching design made by my cousin Jenny Labit, from Daly City California, was the one I am trying to upload on Teespring, but due to the very good quality, high resolution and multiple vivid colors, Teespring was unable to capture it and so sad they haven't replied to my inquiry yet. Giving me first a failed hope in extending my help. But then I thought, maybe it really isn't meant to be like that, so I decided to browse on the net and found this Philippine flag under 'free philippine flag photos', place it on my tee design, posted my credits on the campaign description so as not to infringe on any copyright

Now, my Nations Unite tee campaign is launched, and will run for 10 days, ending November 28, 2013. If successfully after 10 days,  50 shirts minimum required to be printed are ordered, we will give all proceeds to buy food, bottled water, blankets, mats and even tents if response will be overwhelming. Basic tee price with print is $13.70 (Hanes) so the excess which is $10 multiplied by the number of shirts which will be bought from Teespring will all be forwarded to the Eastern Visayas region survivors of the typhoon.

We will provide transparent updates so you will know where your help has been forwarded.

Please help this spread on your Facebook, Twitter and other social media networks. Help us Help them.

Thank you in advance. Wishing hardly for this to be a successful campaign.

Proceed to this link for the campaign:  http://teespring.com/nationsunitetosavelives  you may copy and paste it on your sharing wall/timeline/tweet.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Blurb's DIY Chicken Soup for the Soul

In choosing a book gift for a friend or family, it is sometimes hard as you really wouldn't know exactly the likes of that person. After all, you never know what books they already have. And then when you do find the right book, and give it to them, how do you make it really personal? Put in a book plate? Write an inscription? How do you make the whole thing totally them?

These personalized "Chicken Soup for the Soul" are one really great way to do it.Not only do you get to choose from the five different themes (from Christian stories to Giving Thanks) you can personalized it in ways you just can't in a conventional book. As the title suggests, these are stories meant to comfort and heal.

Your custom “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book will truly be a book for them because the book is printed with their name on the cover, as the recipient. And it’s truly from you because your name is printed on the cover as the giver. You can even include an inscription inside the book and on the back cover. Even add a photo to the back. 

There are other nice options to choose from, like the type of cover you’d like and the type of paper. It takes just about five minutes to make it a truly custom book. And chances are, it’s something they’ll love forever. And a 60-page book starts at just $24.95.

There’s a quick video here: Chicken Soup for the Soul that shows you how to fill in all the info using a simple online tool. The books are all done by Blurb, so you know the quality is going to be great. 

 Get started here: Blurb's Chicken Soup for the Soul

Make gift giving special by creating it from the bottom of your heart!

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

2013 Holiday Guide - Blurb Gift Center

'Tis the season to be jolly... approaching in a couple of weeks. Escape the Christmas rush, why not do the gift shopping now? There are a lot gifts you can give to your friends and families but there's nothing special when gifts come from the bottom of your heart and is created by you.  That's where Blurb comes into action.

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For instance, if you’ve got a genealogical bent, there’s the Blurb Family History Book.

For those with newborns (or those that know someone with a newborn), a BlurbBaby Book might be just the thing.

And if you’re the kind of person who keeps getting asked for copies of your recipes, think about making a Blurb Food Book.

This holiday season, make your gift recipients feel really special by making them something special. There really is a book for everyone."

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Save $25 when you spend $100 or more on print books at Blurb
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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Little Miss Captain Flash Giveaway

I may have been out for quite awhile, fixing things up for my book Innocence in Time, hopefully this month paperback copies will be available.

How about a flash giveaway now? 
Stay with me and please do share this giveaway to your friends too, 
especially if they have little cutie baby girls..

The prizes for this mini event will be a gorgeous red tutu dress, headband, socks and bib.

This giveaway is being sponsored by Little Miss Captain.
Little Miss Captain is a budding online shop for babies and kids, as well as kids at heart. More items will be revealed on the weeks to come. So don't forget to drop by at Little Miss Captain online shop.

Now for the giveaway.
Use the Rafflecopter to gain entries. Giveaway starts now, November 7th, 
and ends on November 12, 2013.
The winner will be announced on November 13, 2013.


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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2013 Holiday Guide: Toys For Sale from Richwell Club

The kids would go crazy over this upcoming Richwell Club's Kids Craze big sale event happening this November. More and more toys, apparel and shoes are going to be on sale for up to 80% discount. Check out the dates and the location so you won't miss this great pre-Christmas promo of the Richwell Club.

Richwell Trading distributes famous brands such as Barbie, Barbie Shoes,  Disney Princess, Hot Wheels, Chicco, Fisher Price, Amazing Spiderman, Batman, Bakugan, Beados, bendaroos, Boppy, Baby Einstein, Cars, DC Figures, Crazy Cubes, CiccioBello, Color Blanks, Bright Starts, Despicable Me 2, Dolce Party, Dora the Explorer, Enlight, Fisher Price Shoes, Fisher Prince-OBaby, Flutterbye, Lexibook, Justice League and more more more....

My eyes go to Disney Princesses...so love 'em

Enjoy Shopping!

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

OneRepublic LIVE in Manila #OneRepublicMNL

I can't keep my excitement upon knowing One Republic would be performing here for a huge concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. They are one of my fave bands, and since their first single release way back years of, of course, Apologize, my eyes, ears and heart never left them. I have several favorite songs from One Republic but this is my most teary-eyed-moment-song. Maybe related to what I was going through then. =choz=


Other songs from them that completes my day when I hear on the radio while driving the metro or just YouTube-ing around (",) are Secrets, All the Right Moves, If I Lose Myself and Stop and Stare.

Visit and subscribe to OneRepublic's YouTube music videos here 

I have never watched any huge concerts before and hopefully this OneRepublicMNL would be my first.
For ticket prices and other details for OneRepublic Live in Manila Concert, checkout this poster.


Nuffnang ticket giveaway is made possible by Midas Promotions

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Blurb's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Now that the -ber- months are speeding up fast, you probably have a lot of things going through your mind, and gift giving for sure is one of those things. Need not worry because we have some great deals for you today until October 7th, some early bird sale for you my dearies and guess where.....

It's from BLURB!!!

Blurb continues to wow me each year with how easy they make it to create your own high quality custom book. Use Blurb's 2013 Gift Guide to find inspiration!

Blurb's Holiday Gift Guide

The Gift Guide is also an instruction guide on how to make a beautiful Blurb book gift for anyone in your life. Get a head start on your Holiday gifts by creating your own Blurb book and save 20% through 10/7 with code EARLYBIRD20

Enjoy creating your Blurb book gifts,  

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Disney Infinity Toy for PS3

Before it was just a dream for my little girl to have this toy she saw on Disney channel. She even asked if there is an online game for it so I downloaded it on the app store.

Mishka playing some scenes on Disney Infinity app on her iPad4

Three weeks after it was launched here, her dad bought the starter pack of Disney Infinity for PS3.

The box includes 3 play characters, Captain Jack Sparrow, Mr. Incredible and Sulley and a free character Violet came with it. We got hooked really fast, it really is addicting as what others said in their reviews. Our family is now Infinity-ed morning and evening hahaha. 

The Disney Infinity is available at Toys R' Us. 
Price: P3,599.75
Free item (Violet) cost P629

What's inside the Disney Infinity Starter Pack

1 Disney Infinity video game
3 Disney Infinity Figures
1 Disney Infinity Base
1 Disney Infinity Power Disc (power disc may vary by pack) ours is Finding Nemo power disc
1 Starter Pack Play Set piece
1 Web Code card

Starting the game was very exciting, you really can't imagine how huge this toy box inside. Each Disney figure have their respective game world as you would see in their movies.

The Disney Infinity Toy Box experience can be summarized into 4 words only, 
So Much To Do.
It would take you weeks maybe just to finish 1 Disney figure's world with a lot of surprises along the way. We haven't explored everything but we want to buy all the character figures and power discs, but unfortunately not all characters and power discs are available here. Oh, by the way, every time you purchase a power disc pack, you can't choose what you want, it is a surprise. I love opening surprise packs, pray that you won't get the same power discs over and over again. Poor you if that happens.

Take a peek of the most addicting family game I've ever encountered...oops...played hehe. 
Enchanting introduction of the Disney Infinity toy Box game.

Hey dearies, grab one starter pack now and let your family experience an adventurous bonding moment without leaving your home.

Update:  We finished The Incredibles world even if we only have Mr. Incredible and Violet.
Bought the latest toy box Lone Ranger and Mike Wazowski for my little girl's birthday

Mike Wazowski

The Lone Ranger

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Blurb Books for Thanksgiving Day

I love giving away gifts and I know you do too. With Blurb, you can create small books of which you can put your photos from your social networking sites or just simply from your own photo library. A Thanksgiving gift for your family and friends.

What is important the most thing in gift giving?
Not only gift giving makes people happy but the thought that you remembered them makes it more special, being appreciated is what is included in that thought of gift giving. A self-made Blurb book is one of the best gifts you can give to them. Memories last forever so is the quality Blurb books.

Use the code TAKE15 to avail of the 15% discount. This promo ends September 9, 2013.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Janet Lim Napoles and the GANG: The 10B Pork Barrel Scam

Admit it, don't be in denial... One way or another you've been corrupt yourself, to family, to friends, to your colleagues or to your company.

We are not saints, but that doesn't give us the right to be bad. It is still our choice to do good to others and only yourself would know the truth if what you're doing is sincere.

Now, that our nation is getting affected and everyone, I mean each and every Filipino residents are now involved in this situation brought by the Pork Barrel Scam, would you ignore it?

Are you aware that even if you are not paying taxes you are still affected by what Janet Napoles and the GANG* did with the 10B Pork Barrel, because someone in your household or in your neighborhood is still paying his tax dues and that means he contributes to the wellness and welfare of the public including you, a non-taxpayer?

So what do you think our government should do to these alligators who feed on other's sweat, blood and tears? I have read the whole whistle-blowers' revelations and I don't know how to react to that... I don't know if the 'anonymous' guy is telling the truth or just making up stories but if he was indeed telling the truth, did he not just exaggerate some points, but what the heck, we were all scammed!

Yes, I saw and watched a clip of the lavish party of the Napoles daughter, we could have been invited to that as we all contributed to her celebration. I saw her collections and lifestyle too,  obviously we haven't seen the rest and would you wait for that, you'll just fall on your knees and never want to pay taxes ever. If we can just do that, we could have a well-to-do lifestyle too. If we can just tell our employers not to deduct such huge taxes, maybe we already have our own house and lot or a brand new car, or for some, just complete meals a day with matching salad, dessert and sodas.

I have been contemplating on these taxes and how poor our country seems to other nations. This is what I imagined if these corrupt people have not been corrupt at all:

One, there will be better education system and better school programs and facilities for the public;
Two, there will be better health programs for the whole Filipino citizens just like what Makati residents are until now benefiting from;
Three, better hospital facilities for us to have a secured and safe health treatment;
Four, better services from different government institutions because they will be provided with great facilities and more funds thus making them perform well and serve us well;
Fifth, government employees can enjoy a pay that is due to them, they are therefore serving us and your family as well, let them get the credit and giving them the right salary for their performance, if that would happen they can serve us better, one example are the public school teachers, if they are compensated well enough they will teach kids diligently, they'll exert more effort in making the problematic students get the right path of education and not focus on their yemas, pastillas and longganisas sales rate;
Sixth, good quality and above standard equipment and iinfrastructures for the railroad system, building bridges, dams, weather related system, disaster and relief operations etcetera.

It is a matter of chain reaction with a touch of the golden rule.  If one has done something bad, it will still affect others and people who were affected would have that choice to be bad too, and there goes the series of bad deeds. I feel for the President of our country because he is just one person and each and everyone has different opinions that would like to be done, but underneath it all, the basis for these rants of the citizens of the Philippines, is justice. Janet Napoles and those involved in the 10B porky barrel thingy must serve us all, be in jail.

What made us 'pagngitngit ng kalooban' is that how Janet Napoles dealt with this, it is not just a small issue of petty cash, it's the whole nation supposedly bringing-us-to-the-better-future funds, she is acting insane and even has the nerve to hide together with her brother. Wherever you are criminals, all eyes are on you. Whatever calamity or bombings or shipwreck would there be, you will never be deleted in our list of concerns, for people like you have made us even poorer. We could only say bad things to you Janet Napoles and family who are 'nagpakasasa sa yaman ng bansa'. It's as if your family is solely at the end of the bottleneck 'sustentado ng buong Pilipinas' grabbing and taking everything from the poorest to the richest, in which, if you're not aware and if you are that stupid, NOT YOURS to SPEND. You are super big time BAD, and you will pay for that BIG BIG time too. I don't think you alone Janet Napoles and brother would be sentenced to jail, your whole family who have spent even a single peso from that fund should be in jail. Enough is enough. We have been fooled by corrupt government officials over and over again, and now this certain Janet Napoles who is just so lucky to be involved with this fortune was not even a barangay kagawad or sangguniang katandaan, just adding up humor, but really I'm not even smiling on this thing. I am writing this with so much anger which I know is a bad thing, yup it is a sin to bear so much hatred to an individual, but can you blame me for that. We see everyday on the news about street children, families living under the bridge, kids who are supposed to be in school but are outside looking for a living, just some of the things that makes me angry, help must be forwarded to them, I don't mind being taxed P22,000 a month just as long as I know that it is 100% being forwarded to the needy or to a particular government project in which me and my family will benefit too.

If only bad words, curses and accusations could kill. You've been dead already Janet Napoles. Every adult mind who has read the 'anonymous' revelations have uttered your name together with an adjective that is obviously a negative one.

I have been thinking if this pork barrel tactics were already practiced several decades old then that must be what candidates must have heard about to be their benefit despite having small salary and the reason why they run for a position, I can only conclude that maybe, just maybe 1% of the whole government officials of the country were true with their service to the public, no kickbacks or pocket fillers of funds. I know one true politician, the Vice Mayor of Makati City. I knew him since he was in Sangguniang Kabataan and now even if some didn't want him in the position it was still the people's trust in his kind heart and capabilities that made him in the position. By the way, he is VM Romulo 'Kid' Pena, just so you know.

Anyway, back to Napoles. I have one question in mind that could sum up her pesonality and also of her family... Do You Have a CONSCIENCE JANET NAPOLES? Because you are now by far, to me, the most wanted criminal of all criminals. Even if you didn't kill anyone literally with your own hands, you are killing the nation (mga Pilipino) slowly because we worked too hard for a living, some even kill themselves risking their safety and health just so they can provide for their family and what do you and your family do with our hard-earned part-money (tax)? Extravagantly living your life to the fullest. Ang kapal ng shield mo! So tell me now, do you have a conscience?

What we need now is justice. Recently I've watched a clip from an international news that Lucio Tan also had some-trillion thing going on. If it were true that a huge money like that are supposedly for us, then I humbly suggest now to the President of the Philippines Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino III, let this case be solved at once, if evidences are there already in front of thy faces, all of the riches of the involved individuals be confiscated and bring it back to the Filipino people and make us, taxpayers, not have a tax withheld for the whole year. You'll see how progressive we're going to be and soonest we will be out of the third world country list.

Why and How is that? Simple, those extras that were supposed to be paid in taxes will now be paid in housing or car loans. Parents can provide healthier food for their children not just instant and canned meals. Family can now have quality time and have social life because they can travel to places with  that extra income. For me, I'm just assuming a computation, the monthly P22,000 tax from a call center manager could provide for 3 families' food and clothing already. You'll see how huge these taxes an individual is being ripped off only to go to some fund-sucking-no-conscience-alligators such as Janet Napoles and the GANG. Whoever that gang is, soon we will find out about you guys. People are now braver than ever, we are only civilians but we can do more now than before. Thanks to the internet and social media networks Facebook and Twitter,  you light up our life, and to Jeane Napoles you opened our eyes to the world we never imagine exists. You are one tough b&@+€# and the nerve you have to post photos like that is absolutely unbelievable.

Another request to the government before I take a break from this horrible Napoles case, PLEASE BE TRANSPARENT. Honesty and transparency is the best policy. (",) Reveal the GANG. And to those keeping Janet Napoles from coming out, release her now and let the hearings begin! Sooner or later 'mabubuking ka din!' Surrender Janet Napoles!

Share with us what you think about the Napoleses and the best punishment for them? 
*By the way, GANG is my acronym for Greedy Alligators Navigating our Government.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

PLDT, your system ROTS!

I’ve had the worse day with PLDT Fibr Plan 1995.

Two days ago I am so much happy that my online jobs are finally coming in one by one. There would be sponsored post and sponsored reviews amounting to $30 and $20 and one product review paid $30 already three days ago and anytime from now another $15 from article writing will be transferred to my Paypal account. Everything was going well and I have at least 3 pending engaged reviews. Problem is this internet connection from Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company is ruining everything. It was an on and off thing on the weekends, and come Monday the connection was totally disconnected. So here we go, calling their customer service on billing and technical department. I was asking why the hell my internet is gone maybe they can check any damages in the area because of Bagyong Labuyo (typhoon) but no, it isn’t about that, reason behind is that they restrict our account due to unpaid balance of 585.something which was due last August 7th, 2013. And because it falls on a date not near to salary payday, I’ll pay it on the 15th which is supposed to be today. What am I ranting about at first was their STUPID system along with helpful but still stupid customer service representatives.

Tuesday between 4PM to 5PM I called and knew the account was restricted, so I paid the 590, to round it up, the balance from July 12-August11 billing period using my husband’s cellphone. At 4:55 the payment was done and of course it wouldn’t reflect automatically on PLDT’s system that is why I called and inform them of the reference number, time and amount paid, hoping that internet connection would resume within 24 hours which really is getting to my nerves. To tell you my dear readers every time I call PLDT and their stupid customer service answers every blood in my veins were boiling with anger, their stupid system really SUCKS and to think that they can’t do anything with what the customers would request to them, somehow made them unimportant to sit there and assist clients like me, know why? Because they all depend on what they say is the ‘system’, which means that they their technical team set already time on how, what and when anything is supposed to be done, so that means they must no longer have those CSRs sitting there and let their system do everything. Oh and by the way, PLDT answering machine wherein before you get to talk to the CSRs really heats up everything so when you talk to their CSR , clients would soon explode with anger. Example is you get to enter the telephone number and the system didn’t recognize what you entered and ask you to do it again and then you’ll wait, and then they’ll ask you to enter the 10digit account number and 2nd attempt for that has a program to tell you that ‘Your response is not valid’ or ‘You have exceeded the allowed time within the period, Thank you for calling PLDT’ and it will hang up. You waited for minutes and you’ll just get dumped like that. Tell me if you didn’t experience that, please, please let me know so I would think that maybe I’m just too heated up today about this internet connection that’s making me lose extra income.

So back to my ordeal. Wednesday morning around 8:30AM, because their CSR operates only on an 8-5 basis, I don’t know why they alone are like that, where they supposed to have a 24/7 assistance, anyway, this is really making me want to explode, they saw my payment appeared already in their system so I have to wait for 24-48 hours for the internet connection to resume, REALLY? That long waiting time. So my husband took the phone (because I can no longer handle the situation, I might get a heart attack there and then) and told the CSR that he will not put down the phone until the internet resumes or that someone would give assurance that it will be reconnected after a few minutes or hours but still within the day. It took my husband almost an hour over the phone, from billing department to tag or note that payment has been reflected, and to technical so they can just click it like that and resume the connection, then back to billing CSR because technical hasn’t seen any report yet that it was tagged out from restriction… after further waiting for the billing to have someone manually override their ‘system’ (I think it is a very tight programming that no human can control or intervene, programmers? Any? Is that true?) this is getting long, to sum it up we hang up the phone because some ‘paasang’ billing CSR told us to wait for an hour and it will be resumed, so I told her that I am expecting it at around 10-11AM, I will call if it didn’t happen.
I got back from the mall with my relatives and it was 4PM , no connection. I called again and they told me that they can’t do anything on their ‘system’ that I just have to monitor and wait. I called around 6PM and they can’t be contacted anymore because their office hours are over. Poor thing PLDT has lots of money but they don’t have customer care for 24 hours, they should have it because you are offering, you say, the fastest internet service provider and Fibr for that matter, and yet you don’t have that call center for us to make us, your clients-the one who pays you to have a luxurious life- be comfortable with your ‘system’ anytime we need your assistance and to think that what you offer is a 24/7 internet service? Whoa! That’s a lot
So I am writing this 6AM, Thursday, August 15th, and I think I can’t join the Facebook and Twitter #Throwback thingy, just kidding but I’m not smiling as I type this. My jaw is so hard due to this UNFORTUNATE thing that happened with PLDT, because of the unpaid balance of 585.something FIVE (5) days overdue. Oh, I just thought of it now, maybe PLDT needs more money that’s why they easily disconnect operation so clients would pay as soon as they discovered they have restricted account. Hmmm.
BS to PLDT, BS to their system, BS to their STUPID CSRs, I’m sorry for this, this is my first angry post, no, very angry post and it is ruining everything, my day, my morning, my online work (I hope they still accept my post) And I hope to post this as soon as internet connection resumes. I will tag every account PLDT has on FB and Twitter.

This isn’t over yet for PLDT and me. From now on every problem I encounter with YOU I will post here and to all your comments section threads. FYI, prior to this I already had problems with PLDT, if you're interested about it just let me know and I'll tell you the whole story.

Oh hubby’s here and asking about the connection. I’ll post this now using his phone’s hotspot.
Updates to follow here..Thanks for reading. What a morning to start!, I hope you have a good #throwbackthursday morning! (",)

Oh, wait a minute, you might ask why my unpaid balance is just 585.something, it's because I made prepayments online already mid-July amounting to 1600plus. Prepayment dear PLDT.

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