Ano na teh?

Hala wala ba talaga akong blog post for 2016? Namamalik mata lang ba ako? Haha.. Grabe naman. Pasensiya at inamag na naman to. Eto at pinapagpagan ko na. Ang kapal ng alikabok grabe!

Ano na ba ang latest?

Ang latest ay si Duterte. Kapag tinatanong ako lagi kung anong balita, lagi ko sasabihin “Ayun.. Si Duterte.”

Bukod kay Duterte, okay naman po ang buhay-buhay. Happy na, happy pa rin, happy ulit. Stable na ang life. Stable talaga? Parang kulungan lang ng kabayo?

Malaki na ang bossing ko. Magsa-sampung taon na siya sa mga nalalapit na araw. Literal na boss ko na siya minsan. Most of the time siyempre ako pa rin ang boss pero malaking parte na siya ng pagde-desisyon namin sa bahay at sa buhay. Ganun pala talaga ang mga anak natin habang lalong lumalaki. Lalong tumatalino, lalong nakikialam. Pero masasabi ko na napakatalino at talentadon niyang bata. Hindi ko alam saan nanggaling ang talino at talento niya (ehem).

Good news!

Uuwi kami sa Pinas pagkatapos ng lima at kalahating taon! Woooohhhooooo! Sa wakas! Excited na ako makita ang mga pamilya, kamag-anak at kaibigan ko except sa mga magpapakita lang para sumahod. Hahaha..

Paunawa: Hindi po ako milyonaryo. Simple lang po kaming mamamayan. Maliit din po ang palitan ng NZD to PHP. Mahirap po kumita ng pera. Magbanat po kayo ng buto. Thank you po.

Dalawa at kalahating buwan na lang… Hello Pilipins!

Handa na kaming malanghap ang napakadumi mong hangin Metro Manila. Ready na kami makakita ng sangkatutak na mga basura sa mga kalsada, maglakad sa gilid ng kalye katabi ng mga sasakyan dahil bihira ang sidewalk at foothpath at magtatakbo kapag nakakita ng daga at ipis.

Sa kabilang banda, handa na kaming lumangoy sa masarap at katamtamang lamig ng tubig ng beaches, kumain ng napakasasarap at murang pagkain, at mayakap ang lahat ng mga mahal namin sa buhay. The last premise will make all our sacrifices worth it.

Kita-kits! Love you all! =)

Suggestions to Philippines’ Long MRT Queue

Gist:

  • Create an online system that would allow passengers to top up their MRT card through the internet or through participating retail stores.

Before you dismiss or complain, please continue reading the article.

I was in the middle of tweeting Miss Abi Valte who recently did the MRT Rush Hour Challenge. As usual, the Filipino people are not impressed. I can’t blame them.

However, I was trying to suggest her a few things but I realized it won’t all fit in a tweet. Thus, this blog post.

I am in New Zealand now. I know what you’re thinking. I might not be the best person to give advice on the subject because we are living a somewhat convenient life here. At the same time, I think we are somehow a good source of opinion since we have an established set of comparisons. Just think of Jose Rizal and our noble heroes who were abroad while they were attacking (or suggesting to) the Spanish government in the Philippines through literature.

Everyone is complaining about the queues and everyone is blaming the government. Has anybody actually suggested a solution? I’m sure there is at least someone who has already thought of this but all suggestions are ignored. I just want to emphasize it again.

How do we solve the long queues?

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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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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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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.

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What Makes Me A Proud Filipino

In my previous post I described a little bit of what the town and/or New Zealand is in general but now, I would like to share to you some very important and “maybe/not” biased insights of why I am proud to be a Filipino.

Food

As I have mentioned on that post, almost all their food here that I have tasted so far are conventional or easily-cooked food. I might not be the best cook. My mom is an average cook but her brothers are the greatest cooks in their family. During my younger days my mom taught me how to crush and peel garlic as well as how to chop onions. It became handy when I started cooking for my family now. So far I have already cooked chicken curry out of demand for 6 consecutive weeks (once a week) and they still don’t get sick of it. They also loved chicken adobo, chicken afritada, giniling (minced beef, tomato sauce, diced potatoes and carrots), and a whole lot of fried rice in different varieties, beef, chicken, ham, eggs, vegetables, etc.

I am so amazed as to how much more I can cook that would be new for them because there is just so many Filipino dishes that we have in our country. Whenever I picture myself going to a “karinderiya” opening covers of cooked viands on pots one by one, I realize that our Filipino food is so rich that there’s nothing else like it. I always feel proud whenever my children now would request me to cook Filipino food for tea (they call dinner “tea”). Continue reading What Makes Me A Proud Filipino

MRT Guadalupe Station Escalator Malfunction

MRT Guadalupe Station celebrates it’s 4th week of consistent escalator malfunction today! Thank you so much to all the head and staff of this MRT station for your consistent NO EFFORT in promoting health and wellness to your valued passengers. May you have many more escalator malfunction days to come!

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