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New Beginnings

I just thought I’d post something before this year ends. Really need to update this blog more often. Thank you for continuing to visit and commenting. Hope my past posts are helping you in little ways.

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2013 in Random Thoughts

 

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How to Change your Jetstar Booking Flight Date, the Hassle-Free Way

Tired of hearing and reading negative feedback about Jetstar and don’t want to experience the same thing?
Here are some of the most useful tips I formulated on how you can change a Jetstar booking, hassle-free.

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How to Change your Jetstar Booking, the Hassle-Free Way

  1. Do not call Jetstar’s customer service, ever! (unless you’re open to a day’s ruin and negativity)
  2. Do not send any inquiry through their website as well, ever! (unless it’s all right for you to wait up to 26 business days for their reply even if they promised to reply within 15 business days)
  3. Go to jetstar.com.
  4. Search for the highest possible cost for the flight that you want to change it to. Write down the date only on a notepad. Do not proceed with any booking. Do not select cheaper flights than the original, you will end up having to pay more, tried and tested.
  5. Go back to jetstar.com or open the same website on another tab or browser.
  6. Do not log in, if you did, you took the wrong move. You won’t see a “Change flights” link under manage your booking. Do not ask me why. Their website stinks. Sign out and go back to jetstar.com.
  7. Look for Manage Booking on the right hand side, hover and enter your email address and flight reference. Click Find Booking.
  8. Now you should see the “Change flights” link. Celebrate and click it.
  9. Enter the date that you took note earlier for the change and continue.
  10. Check how much you need to pay extra. If it’s higher than you expected (most specially if you originally paid extra for “no fees for change”), click Cancel All Changes and try another date.
  11. Repeat the same steps until you have accepted that whatever you do, you have to pay extra. If you need it, see additional lists on how to accept that Jetstar has tricked you and manage your anger.
  12. Check How To Assign Seats steps before you proceed with the next step if you notice that the total increases every time you try to assign the seats, even if the seat selection page says $0.00 for standard seat selection. I know, their website stinks.
  13. Once you have genuinely accepted that you have to pay extra and once you have selected the lowest possible extra fee you need and agreed to pay, continue with payment to confirm your changes.
  14. Throw a party because you have just saved yourself a ton of stress changing your booking!

How to Assign Seats Before Changes

  1. Check your original flight’s seating assignment. Make sure that they are your preferred seats once you change your booking.
  2. If you are being charged extra when trying to assign seats on your new flight, that means that these seats are already taken. Cancel all changes.
  3. Go back to your original flight and change the seating assignment to whichever place you think will be available on your new flight.
  4. Make sure that you are not charged extra for changing the seating assignment on your original flight. If you are, tough.
  5. Continue with the flight change. If you are not charged extra, that means the seats are available. Continue with Step number 13 on the article above.

How to Manage your Jetstar Anger

  1. Breathe deeply and do 5 jumping jacks or play paper scissors rock with your seat mate.
  2. Repeat the phrases “This is the last time I’ll fly Jetstar” ten times with a happy face. If you are laughing, the better.
  3. Say a little prayer for the executives and management of Jetstar that they would come into a realization that their services stinks and make changes.
  4. Say another prayer for the customer service representatives that they would find a better company to work with.
  5. Keep repeating these steps until you have genuinely accepted that you have to pay extra. Continue with Step number 12 on the article above.

Definition of Terms

Stinks

  • to have a very bad reputation
  • to be of poor quality

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Posted by on February 20, 2013 in How To, NZ Hall of Shame, Ribyu

 

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Mga Alaala Ng Atimonan, Quezon

Alas siete na ng umaga. Ito ang normal na oras ng pag-gising naming magpipinsan. Pagkabangon ay kailangan naming tikluping mabuti ang aming pinaghigaan dahil kung hindi, malalagot kami kay Lolo. Pagkatapos magligpit, lahat kami ay dudulog sa hapag-kainan para mag-agahan. Hindi pwedeng may mahuli. Kailangan sabay-sabay. Mahapdi ang malapad na tsinelas ni Lolo kapag napalo ka nito sa puwet dahil ayaw mong sumabay sa pagkain.

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Rejoice In Every Good Thing

I just want to share to you my talk earlier this year. I know that this is the first time that you would read something like this from me. I just realized that if there’s any place I would want my own talks to be published, it is going to be in this blog first. I hope some of you will find comfort and inspiration with these words.

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Now have we not reason to rejoice? Yea, I say unto you, there never were men that had so great reason to rejoice as we, since the world began; yea, and my joy is carried away, even unto boasting in my God; for he has all power, all wisdom, and all understanding; he comprehendeth all things, and he is a merciful Being, even unto salvation, to those who will repent and believe on his name.

Alma 26:35

These are the words of Ammon after their very successful missionary work with the Lamanites. Now I would like to ask you the same thing. Have we not reason to rejoice?

I would like to share to you some of the things that would give us reason to rejoice.

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Philippine Olympic Team London 2012

I remember it was 2004 when I first got addicted to watching Summer Olympics. It’s that time of the season again. I was so happy watching our fellow Filipinos wave as they parade at the London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony. Even my bossing was so happy he couldn’t help but cheer.

When I posted a video on Facebook, a classmate of mine reacted how poorly our athletes were supported this Olympic season.

frankly i feel sorry for the philippine athletes. imagine, 11 lang ata ang delegates ng philippines. haller!? 11 lang? sana naman ung government natin mag allot din ng tamang budget para sa sports di ba. lagi na lang kawawa ang mga pinoy. :(

I tried to stay positive with my response.

Oo nga eh. Pero alam mo palagay ko hindi rin basta budget eh. Merong olympic qualifier kasi. Baka hindi tayo nakakapasok sa iba. Ewan ko lang. Oo nga eh. Ngayong may internet na sana mapromote na lalo yung sports at masuportahan yung athletes natin. Dadami na rin yan kung mag-umpisa tayong sumuporta. ^_^

However, I needed to know for myself so I investigated and found out a lot of things. Here’s the summary I created for my research.

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Top 5 Reasons Why It’s Alright That Jessica Sanchez Didn’t Win American Idol

I don’t understand why I can’t get over this Jessica Sanchez craze. It’s so rare of me to idolize a star or television personality but here I am, writing a blog for her, and I still need to convince myself that’s it’s alright.

Anyway, we were all heartbroken when Jessica Sanchez didn’t win. We heard a lot of the WGWG trend and reasons but I have a different view on it.

So why is it alright that Jessica Sanchez didn’t win American Idol? I’ll do a countdown shall I?

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Posted by on May 28, 2012 in Random Thoughts, Ribyu

 

Lazada Philippines: Lazada.com.ph experience

Without further ado, here are the FACTS:

Date of Order: 20 April 2012 Friday
Product: LG W1942T Flatron 19″ LG612EL08HGD-4891
Price: P5695.00
Promised Delivery: 2-5 business days

First follow up call: 24 April 2012 (2nd business day) Customer service representative said that there are no available stocks for the monitor we ordered and that they are still looking for stocks. Rep promised to call back the same day. No call back received.

Second follow up call: 25 April 2012 (3rd business day) Same answer, no available stocks, will receive call back. No call back received.

Third follow up call: 26 April 2012 (4th business day) Same answer, no available stocks, will receive call back. No call back received. Seriously.

Fourth follow up call: 27 April 2012 (5th business day) Same answer, no available stocks, will receive call back. No call back received. I know, I am just copying and pasting, but really, really, seriously, lol we didn’t receive a call back.

I sent a detailed email to customer@lazada.com.ph, I didn’t get a reply. No. Not one. Until now (1 May 2012)

I tweeted a message at @LazadaPH, Tweeter person told me to send details and send a message to their Facebook page. He/She also confirmed that he/she forwarded the concern to Customer Service, which I thought I already did with my original email anyway, still no reply.

Fifth follow up: 30 April 2012 Monday (Oh yeah, we allowed another weekend to pass)

I posted on the Lazada Philippines Facebook page, the fans who are dying to win iPads replied and told me that it happens and that it will come eventually, and that I need to send a message directly so that the admin for the Facebook page will get it. I did. The Facebook person told me that he already forwarded the problem to Customer Service, which I thought the Tweeter person already did, and which I thought I personally did in the first place. He further told me that “The social media department don’t have access to your purchase.”

FINALLY!!! In the afternoon after lunch, my brother received the long awaited call (THE CALL! NOT THE MONITOR!) that the product we ordered online is already PHASED OUT and that I will receive the amount back to my credit card.

1 May 2012 – No credit received.

Don’t worry. I will keep you guys posted.

Oh by the way, this monitor is still posted on their website until now (1 May 2012)

Please watch out. You might order a PHASED OUT item and experience the same thing. LOL!

Here’s the screenshot.

 
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Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Pinoy Service Horror Roll

 

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