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Monday, November 26, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Affordable Deals

The husband decided to buy a new phone since the blackberry that i bought him last Jan doesn't work in Korea and Japan.  Apparently, it's not yet 3G. So he was influenced by my sister to switch to Samsung.
We went to greenhills to find the cheapest samsung galaxy note 2.  But here's what i found out.  Everything is cheaper in Greenhills if you pay in cash, especially the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.  You will get it at around 26k cash.  If you opt to charge it to card, the price rises up to 37k for 3 months. That price by the way is at the Samsung store, if you get your unit at other stores in greenhills, the amount varies only a by a little.

If you want to get the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on a deferred payment , try getting it at SM Appliance Center at the lower ground of SM Megamall, they offer it at 34k zero-interest for 6-months or around 5.6k plus.  If that is still a burden on your pocket but you want to have this amazing smartphone, you can try the Samsung Store at the 5/F of SM Megamall. They are offering the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 at 36k+ for 12 months zero-interest for you.

The cheapskate in me would suggest that you use your current phone and save up for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.  However, if you decide to buy do register it at SamsungDive and learn the apps needed to fully enjoy your smartphone.  By the way, they have a similar program to Apple's Find my Iphone so when your devices get lost you can still tract it.  And i suggest also to keep your receipt and the MEI number so when it's snatch or stolen, you can report it to NTC and have it blocked so that no one will be able to use it.

Here's your Samsung Galaxy Note 2:

For a full review visit GSM Arena.  As for me, I'll keep using my Blackberry for as long as it working. :)

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Who would have thought fearful,cheapskate me would try para-sailing in Boracay? Well, I did. Primarily because the husband wanted to try it, second is he is footing the bill and i didn't want to miss the opportunity to try something a little bit daring than my usual vacation activities.

At 41, if i wouldn't do it now i probably will not have another chance again. If my children are trying it, why wouldn't i? It's not like i'm jumping out of an airplane. Seriously, when we are already being lifted up i felt like signalling the boatman already to take us down. But abby was so excited that i didn't have the heart to be the one to end his enjoyment. So i just bear it. Surprisingly, being up there in the sky felt peaceful. And i actually enjoyed it. I must say that it's all thanks to the husband. Really, i get out of my comfort zone because his can-do attitude rubs on me. I'd say further that i am a little braver and stronger because of him.

Sadness Don't Come A-Visiting...

Don't. Especially so because i really haven't recovered from what you have revealed to me midyear. I may be laughing and grinning like i don't have a care in the world but it's really just me lifting myself up. Else, i would be down there in my personal hell.

You're lingering in my door these past few days. Not sure, if you came with the monthlies. If you do, just pass by. I really don't need you.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

See You..Meet Up

This is an original post that i received from my good friend "Tina VL" through email. I asked her if i could post this on my blog and she said that she liked the idea. I take it to mean that she approved. So here it is...

my mobile phone beeps...
did not have seconds to look who is sending a text message
I was in a meeting and had to hurriedly silence the unit.
reading and re-reading the message, I did not feel any joy.

yes, I've been waiting for this message, for this reply.
had sent a text message to this person yesterday morning
and though, after 24 hours having heard nothing, I began to
feel happy. the week ended and half expecting a word from him na.
he said to meet up this week, have dinner and talk about work
or just talk

so if I am waiting for his reply and now that it came why I feel unhappy.
was it because were not for my text message yesterday, Friday,
I will not hear from him?
I already proven for many times that his "see you"
"see you around" and "see you over the weekend"
has no weight, is nothing to him

We see each other because the work draws us to meet,
the Saturday evening social gathering we both go to
has been one of the venue for us to see each other,
the birthdays, night life and dinner invite had been opportunities
to be both together in the same place.
so, you see Cristina, there is really no great effort from him
in all those times that you bump to each other

so why the fuss on this "meet-up"?
was it because since January this year that you heard
him talking about dinner out, talking over dinner and drinks
is becoming a reality?
and it was around this month last year that he also
asked you to meet up for the first time

can you not take it as one of those meetings
with friends at work? meeting with a colleague?
can you not take him as one of the boys needing attention
and someone to talk to?
can you not take the situation as it is?

guard yourself and be careful not to fall to his charm
and to his handsome face and to his kabuotan.
because there is nothing to all his "see you...",
"when was the last time that we meet"
and his "when are we going to meet"

I've been thinking to cancel the meeting.
anyway, we surely will meet this week.
though, we might have no time to really talk
it will be a quick "how are you doin?" question from him
a quick exchange of what we have been doing over the weekend.
a quick exchange of "feeling check" on each other's work.

I still have 9 hours to decide whether or not to cancel the meeting :)
or you can also think this way:
enjoy the time being with a handsome man by yourself,
with a free drinks, you can practice your English conversational skills
and who knows, he will buy you dinner.

Tina VL

Sunday, November 11, 2012

My Korean Hair Salon Experience

Here's the photos which perhaps tells a better story than i could with words. What do you think?
Mr YG has a way of cutting hair that was very different from all that i have ever experienced before.  And i think that it's good that he doesn't sugar coat everything especially when you ask what will better suit a round face such as mine.  My hair does look good under his styling but it's not something that's wash and wear. Well, it could but my hair would just look like i've been ravaged by a tornado.  His fee is a thousand pesos while his wife five hundred while their Filipino hairstylists costs 350.  Really steep but I just had to try. You know!

Hello Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao

I have been neglecting these blog for several days now primarily because I have been busy with a lot of things lately.  I only have time to update this blog at night and since the husband arrived last October 29, we went on a road trip to Mindanao on the same day.  Anyway, what's new with this trip is that we took the Batangas - Mindoro - Roxas - Aklan - Dumaguete -Dipolog - Ozamis - Iligan - Zamboanga, Sibugay Route.  Lots of experiences to share so, i'll perhaps show you some of the roads we traversed and friend's houses we visited along the way.

This one is at Maninoy Tannie and Maninay Tessie's residence in Butuan City where we had dinner.
 This one was at Lipata Port, Surigao City on our way back already.
 The ever beautiful San Juanico Bridge.  I love bridges and all it represents. And if you ever want to study and get to know lots of bridges, the islands of Samar and Leyte are the best places to go to.  Somehow it just saddens me that the Maharlika Highway that used to be a flagship project of the government under GMA showed signs of neglect. National highway particularly from Surigao to Cagayan de Oro, as well as Quirino Highway in Luzon were terrible for roadies like us.
 In contrast, we never expected the national roads from Kapatagan passing through the interior municipalities of Sultan Naga Dimaporo and Tukuran of Lanao del Norte to be really well. We are simply awed that we have been going to Zamboanga from Iligan City and just discovered this now.
 I think this is Tukuran Port.

That's it for now.