Thursday, March 27, 2014

Summer 2014

Yesterday, March 26, the weather bureau declared the termination of Northeast monsoon which is also means the onset of the dry hot season, commonly called summer. Technically, we cannot call it Summer, since that term is applicable in temperate regions where they have four seasons. So with the start of another season, we can expect a gradual increase of temperature in the next few days until it peaks in May, the hottest month. Brace yourselves coz our body may feel up to 40C summer heat, so don't forget some basic rules:

      • Dress for summer
      • Hydrate
      • Avoid too much sun exposure

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Rewards

I didn’t bother to entertain rewards or perks before because I thought it’s a waste of time and there’s a loooong process to take before you could get the meager amount of prize.  But now it’s different, things are made easier with online processes, and if you know where to find the FAQs on their website, you basically get the key information you need, or you may get the info from trade printing flyers. Recently, I claimed my Globe mobile rewards for 400 pesos and it was applied directly to my bill; convenient. Then, I also registered to SM Advantage rewards last year, and now I have almost 200 points. I didn’t even mind my points or find ways to claim these rewards, until a cashier asked me if I want to use my points to pay for my purchase; economical. I am happy with these rewards; it’s a good way to keep customers so they better keep them coming.

SuperCat 2GO

For those who are travelling to and from Cebu or Bohol, here's the latest schedule of their daily trips. It's a two hour trip and the regular fare is 500 pesos one way, plus 25 pesos terminal fee.

(Schedule as of March 20, 2014)

Depart from CEBU
8:30 AM
3:30 PM

Depart from TAGBILARAN
11:00 AM
5:45 PM


I wanted to post this to help other because they might be caught in a situation I had yesterday. This info is available on their website however, I wasn’t sure if it is updated since they had irregular schedule after the earthquake and Yolanda last year, and it was my first 2GO ride this year. I tried contacting their hotline (+63 (32) 233-7000)  but it would still be available at 8:00, and I had to travel early, so I tried browsing for recent blogs which could confirm the schedule on the website, but didn't find any. So I hope this information could help others who will be searching online. I just want to let travelers know that this is the current schedule. And FYI for travelers, if time allows, better choose SuperCat than Oceanjet, they have the same regular price, but the former is so much comfortable and spacious, you'll get your money's worth.

Monday, March 17, 2014

PrayForMH370

Flight MH370's disappearance is such a mystery. With the era of advanced technology, it's a wonder that there's still no definite lead, 10 days after the incident. Since there's no proof of death, it would be really hopeful to think that the plane is still intact, and the 239 people on board are still alive. I am praying for them and their families. Since this case is so hazy and the investigators are still unclear on several factors, the families of these people would have difficulty finding closure.

At least we now know that the communication system was intentionally turned off so the plane will be undetectable, but who's really behind it and what's the intention of doing it. This news is really sad and interesting at the same time, and I don't think they will come up with a highly credible explanation, unless, someone is still alive to tell the story.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

e-Radio

I've had several new songs that I like lately, thanks to 8tracks. I like the feature where you explore playlists by selecting tags. I usually like the relax and indie playlists, but sometimes I encounter lists that don't really belong to the genre indicated. Anyway, some of the songs I like which I first heard from this internet radio are Skinny Love by Birdy, & The Paper Kites by Bloom.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Suits 02

When the news about Gabriel Macht to visit Tacloban came, I was reminded that I should continue watching Suits. So I'm halfway season 2 and I'm really wondering what's up with the can opener and thumbtacks ritual. I really love the character of Donna more, and I always like the Louis-Donna conversation when they exchange favors, I'm glad she's back in the firm.  Then,  I don't know why I hate that Jenny girl, I hope they won't be together again, I would never want Mike to end up with her.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Stunning

Cate Blanchett for me was the best dressed during the Oscars 2014. She's a goddess in her Armani dress, which could be a perfect wedding inspiration. The earrings were also a perfect match and nothing more could be better than to pair it with bridal ring sets. For other celebrities, their gowns just look elegant, but not really particularly stunning. I even wonder why Hathaway and Jolie are always on the best-dressed list.

Monday, March 3, 2014

10 dreams

I read an article from Bo Sanchez about writing 100 dreams, it was indeed exciting to write them down, and these are the first ten I listed off the top of my head:

1. travel to Ireland
2. own a coffee shop
3. learn and master baking cakes and pastries
4. own a subdivision unit
5. renovate our bathroom, complete w/ amenities
6. try winter w/ snow
7. learn to drive
8. buy a car
9. travel to Greece
10. watch Miss Saigon