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. ­čśŽ

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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Lazada Philippines: Lazada.com.ph experience

Without further ado, here are the FACTS:

Date of Order: 20 April 2012 Friday
Product:┬áLG W1942T Flatron 19″┬áLG612EL08HGD-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)┬áSame 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.

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Who says Luneta Park is dead?

Hindi po ito totoo. Buhay na buhay pa ang Rizal Park, also known as Luneta. Nandun nga ako kahapon, nagre-reminisce ng mga emo moments with the sea. Hihi..

Naalala ko noong mga panahong sikat na sikat pa ang Luneta, kapag gustong lumabas ng aming pamilya at nagpa-plano kung saan pupunta, lagi naming sigaw ay “Sa Luneta Daddy!” Medyo malabo na ang mga alaala sa akin ng dating Luneta. Ang naalala ko na lamang ay napakaraming tao rito dati at hirap na hirap kaming mag-park ng aming owner-type na jeepney. Sa bawat libot namin ay may nakikita kaming mga mag-nobyo na naka-upo sa damuhan na naglalambingan. Napakagaganda rin ng mga ilaw noon dati kaya nakaka-engganyo talagang puntahan. May mga fountain din noon at ang kapuluan ng Pilipinas ay nakalutang sa isang napakalawak na pond. Ang ganda ng lighting effect dati. Yun ang mga tangi kong alaala ng dating Luneta.

Nawala ang kasikatan ng park na ito ng magsipagtayuan ng mga napakalalaking malls sa buong kamaynilaan. Naging pioneer ang Makati sa pagtayo ng Landmark, ang Farmers sa Cubao, at ang mala-higanteng SM Megamall sa Mandaluyong. Mula noon, sunud-sunod na ang mga SM super malls. Nagkaroon din ng mga theme parks tulad ng Star City, Boom na Boom, at┬áEnchanted Kingdom┬ána talaga namang kakaiba at masaya kaya naging parang “old school” sa karamihan ang pagpunta sa mga park. Nagkaroon pa nga ng negative conotation na ang Luneta raw ay para na lamang kay Inday at Dudung. Tama ba yun? Haha..

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