Thursday, June 24, 2010

GSIS should Not Be Called Insurance

GSIS stands for Government Service Insurance System. By the term insurance, it means an insurer (GSIS) should pay a designated amount of money to the designated beneficiaries in case of the insured individual’s death. That means, if the GSIS policy owner dies, his or her dependents, regardless of employment status, should receive a designated amount of money from the GSIS.

But through the Section 20 of RA 8291, only “dependent” spouses and children are eligible to receive survivorship benefits. Thus, if your spouse is employed, he or she should retire or resign and be unemployed in order to get survivorship benefits from GSIS. If not, the benefits will be kept by the government and be fed to the GSIS corrupt officials.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

MacBook Pro at Power Hub

The long waiting period was over. I, finally, carried my MacBook Pro from Power Hub, where it was purchased, to our house. Its specifications are the following:

2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
250 GB hard drive
13.3 inch display
Pre-installed Mac OS X and iLife

At first, it was a-hide-and-seek or a-child-learning-how-to-walk situation for me. But the transition—from Windows-based to Mac-- was smooth. The fears and worries that some Windows-based programs might not work in MacBook Pro were all answered. There are no incompatibility issues, even to my printer and my projector.

I can finally say that MacBook Pro is not complicated. The applications are simple and easy-to-use. Plus, I do not have to install (free edition) anti-virus/malware programs. Whew, what a relief!

I highly recommend MacBook Pro, even though it is costlier than Windows-based laptops, it is well worth the money.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Our New Baby

This is Bodhi, our two-month old baby. Although she is just two months old (turning three months in a few weeks), she seems like she is six months old. She is heavy, but healthy. She could somehow respond every time we're baby talking her.

Oh, Bodhi… you are such so cute, we could hug you forever.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wanted: Shih Tzu Breeders in Davao City

I am on the lookout for Shih Tzu breeders here in Davao City. Why do I like Shih Tzu? Let me count the reasons…

For one, Shih Tzu has a coat that comes in multiple colors. Unlike Bash our German Shepherd, this type of dog only stands an average of 11 inches. So, I can carry it easily.

Second, Shih Tzu is said to be perfect for owners who live in small places.

Third, Shih Tzu is regarded by many breeders as a great companion.

I asked one of the breeders of Shih Tzu, who showed up during the dog show held at Victoria Plaza last Saturday, about the price. He said, “I can give you the cheapest price you can get—PHP 25, 000 to 30,000.” I almost fainted. With that amount, I could purchase two cell phones or a Nikon DSLR.

Why the high-priced?

The Shih Tzu that breeder offered me came from a breed of champions: best in show, best in specialty show, best baby puppy in show, etc. But still it’s expensive considering the economic downturn. Sigh!

Can you offer me cheaper price? Say, 6k? Just drop me a line.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

2010 Fifa World Cup Souvenirs and Gift Items

And yes, even though the Philippines does not have a team to represent our country in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, I can feel the football mania that hits the world—Waka Waka.  

Before June 11, 2010, I already browsed some of the 2010 FIFA World Cup souvenirs and gift items found at the official store of FIFA.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup trophy gift items, souvenirs, and mascot gift items are somewhat affordable. But its limited edition artwork and Adidas Federation Kits are not.

Since PayPal is included as one of the payment methods at FIFA official store, I can purchase anything I like. 

Unfortunately, I do not have available balance from my PP account, sheesh! But if my account would be updated, I would definitely buy this red-colored 2010 FIFA World Cup England Women’s jersey polo for DB to see. 

Friday, June 11, 2010

Human Dolphin at Robinson’s Highlands

Tito Ley is the human dolphin carrying Borgy on top while swimming at Robinson's Highlands. Sheesh… A few days after, the human dolphin’s body temperature rose to as high as 38.5 degrees Celsius. Fortunately, it wasn’t a case of dengue but simply fatigue.  

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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Going to Agohay Beach Camiguin

Even though summer is over here in the Philippines, beach hopping is not yet over for me because I have not yet visited the natural paradise of Camiguin Island.

The exquisite Camiguin island has native cottages and multi-purpose building. Its fine beaches provide relaxation in front of clear blue water. It also houses enchanting marine life and coral reefs that entice diving enthusiasts, like me.

Oh, by the way, Camiguin Island is located in Mindano. And yes it is safe to go there.

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Monday, June 07, 2010

Onions are Poisonous to Pets—Are They Really?

According to Yahoo's article last month, all forms of onions are considered poisonous to pets. They cause gastrointestinal irritation and red blood cell damage. After reading such, I applied it, immediately. Not as an experiment, but to actually poison those stray cats which utilize our lawn as their "toilet."

So, I fed them with concoction of raw minced onions and rice every day for about a week. I waited for days, weeks, and almost a month, but those cats are still alive and showed no signs of irritation in their digestive system and damage to their red blood cells. They still love to visit our front lawn and stay there for a couple of minutes just to defecate and urinate and leave us with obnoxious smell. I hate those cats.

I, therefore, conclude that onions are not really poisonous to cats contrary to the information presented in that article.

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Friday, June 04, 2010

WeReward: Do You Want to Check In and Be Rewarded?

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Chops is another reason I want to get my hands on iPhone. It is the latest mobile application developed by IZEA. It is the same company that created SocialSpark and Sponsored Tweets.

As the term itself, WeReward will reward or pay you if you can complete tasks and check-ins at your favorite business establishments using your iPhone. Now, here is the catch—when you have reached 1,000 points, you are then eligible to cash out through your PayPal account.

WeReward is easy to install and use in your iPhone.

What you will need?


Social networking sites, specifically Facebook, Twitter or Foursquare

PayPal account to be used for cash out

How it works?

First, you will need to Download the App in your iPhone from iTunes stores and connect it to one of your social networking accounts.

Check-ins and tasks are two ways to earn points. The former will require you to be in specific location to capture photos and talk about your experience. The latter, on the other hand, works like check-ins but you do not need to be in a particular place.

You can also earn points by referring a friend.

When submitting your photo, make sure that it should be a clear representation of the business establishment. It must be a well-framed picture.

In general, WeReward is an exciting experience for people who simply want to have fun using their iPhones.

To know more about how to earn points through WeReward, please watch this video:

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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The Unreliability of Globe Tattoo Mobile Broadband

My Globe Tattoo Mobile Broadband was just a part of the package when I purchased a device. I was thankful when I received it but I regretted choosing it over Smart Bro Mobile Broadband. This is because of the unreliability service of Globe Tattoo.

Here’s the thing: Hoping to stay connected during scheduled power outage, I loaded PHP 100 for my Globe Tattoo Mobile Broadband after I consumed the pre-loaded amount. Unfortunately, my PHP 100 worth of load got wasted simply because I could not connect to the Internet.

I can, however, access the Internet through Globe Tattoo Mobile Broadband early in the morning when there is electricity and I have my DSL on. In other words, it is still useless.
Globe Tattoo Mobile Broadband
The photo shows that I am receiving Edge Mobile Internet Connection which, according to Globe Tattoo’s connection guide, should get 80 to 120 kpbs and should have a maximum speed of 156 kbps. But after 30 minutes of pressing F5, I still did not have Internet connection. After a few attempts of disconnect-connect, the “this webpage is not available” was still showing up.

Sigh. The Globe Tattoo Mobile Broadband’s campaign ad—Now that you have your own access to the net, you can do whatever you want! Be seen. Be heard. Be more. Discover everything you want in cyberspace. Because this is your Internet—should be: Now, that I have Globe Tattoo Mobile Broadband, I cannot do whatever I want. I cannot be seen, be heard, be more. I cannot discover everything that I want in cyberspace simply because Globe Tattoo Mobile Broadband is an unreliable service and it is not my choice of Internet connection.

Got that Globe? Huh? That should be your campaign ad. You ID-10-T!

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