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06
Oct
07

Sun Burned!

Okay… this is just more of a rant for me than it actually is a “blog entry” but since it’s here… let’s just chalk it up as another post.

Sun_cellular_logoI used to have a Sun Cellular line a few years back… thinking, “Hey!  This 24/7 Call and Text Unlimited Promo is one great way for the family to keep in touch without actually spending a whole lot!”… WRONG!  The frustration and anger I went through due to hours of disconnections and calls not getting through from one party to another took it’s toll…!

Fast-Forward to present.  Since my wife is being sent by her office to Baguio (for a MONTH) to train personnel there, I figured Sun Cellular must’ve at least improved their services by now, right?  Right?!  So, me and the wifey decided to get prepaid simcards from Sun to help us “bridge the gap” so to speak while she’s up north.

173Well, seems like Sun Cellular hasn’t changed a bit… text messages give you error displays such as “Message not sent this time” or “Message sending failed”… especially during rush hour (late afternoon)… calling one another is just a frustrating and equally tiresome!  You’d think these Gokongweis would try to at least stay on the heels of Globe and Smart and try to be similarly competitive… but no matter how competitive you are in terms of call rates (FREE, in fact!)… it doesn’t make any sense if you cannot actually call, let alone text the other party.

And if it DOES go through… we still have the problem of message delays.  And I’m not just talking about 5 minute delays especially during the afternoon… some of your messages take forever to come in.  10, 20, 30 minutes… even more!

200094708117_1The 24/7 Call and Text Unlimited promo was a good idea… WAS.  I had friends here and there scurrying to purchase prepaid and postpaid Sun sims and using it as a secondary lines…!  Sun could’ve sustained the hype by improving their signal and strengthening their infrastructure.  Their excuse then was that since Sun was still new to the game, they still had to put up more cellsites in and around Manila and eventually a substantial amount of coverage all over the Philippines.

2-3 years after, you still get the sucky signal in Metro Manila which you’d expect to be “at par” already with their more successful and reliable counterparts.

So, in conclusion… after trying Sun Cell years back, going into exodus from their service, and coming back again… I only have this to say… “Up yours!  Shove your services and promos up where the SUN don’t shine!”.  Pun intended you, losers!

04
Oct
07

Oh, Boy!

Haven’t been able to blog so much the past few days even if wanted to… various activities have prevented me to actually sit down and really just “blog away” to my heart’s content.  So to my avid readers, my apologies for not being able to update as frequently as I used to.  Family… work… errands… chores… work again… family time… it goes on and on.

Boy AbundaAnyways, there is more work ahead… Boy Abunda will be coming over to the house/recording studio tonight to record a few voice over spiels for an upcoming radio commercial of a product that he is an exclusive endorser of.  I am unable to disclose the brand name or type of product for now.  I’ll be sure to post some pics of the recording session soon after.

I’m pretty sure it’ll be short, fun and sweet!  He’s probably used to all the voice over recordings he usually does at ABS-CBN for “The Buzz” so this particular session should merely be a cinch for him.

So there…  guess that’s it for now.  I’ve finally updated my blog after a long while, but I hope to increase my blogging frequency soon… Tata for now!

Cheers!

27
Sep
07

A Photo Interview

22
Sep
07

Leave Britney Alone!

Okay… not to mock or make fun of anyone… but this guy (err… gay) is just asking, rather, “begging” to be ridiculed…! Talk about conviction! This person has just magically turned the word “avid” into “rabid”!

All for one simple cause: “LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE”!

8 Million Hits in You Tube in a matter of days… an instant (ridiculed) sensation… hilarious!

Ok… I’ll shut up now… just watch the vid if you haven’t stumbled upon it on YouTube yet… (giggle!)

20
Sep
07

My WordPress T-Shirt! (Thanks Matt and Maya!)

Earlier this week a “claiming slip” was delivered to our house by our friendly neighborhood postman.  The slip stated that there was a package for me just waiting to be picked up at local post office.

This actually boggled me since I don’t recall ordering anything over the net… but, nevertheless… I went to check it out.

I headed over to “Window 1” as instructed by the claim stub and waited for the clerk to retrieve my package.  She came out of a room with a small plastic package and handed it over to me.  As soon as I felt it… I already knew what it was… it was only then that I remembered that Matt Mullenweg (Co-Founder of WordPress/Automattic) and Maya (Desai) promised to send me their official WordPress T-Shirt and asked for my postal address two weeks ago.  Images below:

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I have been in close correspondence with Matt and Maya, coordinating stuff about our newly founded “WordPress Pinoys” Community… also since Matt and Maya said that officially sanctioned WordPress events here in the Philippines organized and facilitated by our group would be a great idea.

We are also sending them (as promised also) a couple of our official “WordPress Pinoys” T-Shirt as soon as everything has been finalized (design and manufacturing).

So… THANK YOU, Matt and Maya!  I simply LOVE the shirt! Thank you also for all the speedy replies to my emails.  The shirt fits me to a tee!  The size I asked from you guys was just right!  Hope to see pics of you guys wearing our “WordPress Pinoys” tees soon when we send them over!

I’ll be posting some images of myself as well wearing the WordPress shirt soon…!

20
Sep
07

Game 1!

I recently signed up to participate in our Community’s friendly basketball game competition and Game 1 was held at last Sunday.  I was part of the Gold Team and we were scheduled to play against the Green Team.

I figured I could use a little more cardio other than what I was already getting at my gym… it’ll help hasten my weight loss program (Oh, I’m already down to 150 LBS).

My wife and kids came along and watched the festivities… they had lots of fun as well!  I could hear them shouting and screaming everytime I held the ball or made a score.  “Iba na ang may pala!”  Hahaha!

At the end of the day, Gold Team (my team!) won by 11 points… a convincing win!  We are scheduled to challenge the White Team next week (I think…).

Some fun images were taken during the event by my wife which you could view below.  As you can see, we obviously didn’t have any official uniform yet since due to the short time given… but we’ll have real uniforms for our next game and I’ll be sure to post new images here as well.

Nice game, guys!

17
Sep
07

Emergency @ Home

It’s been a while since I last posted… give or take a few days.  2 nights ago, my little boy got into an accident at home while I was away taking my wife to work.

WappyApparently, he was taking a bath and he stooped down to soap his feet.  What he didn’t realize was that he was too close to the wall and the soap dish’s water drain (a little pointed spout) was just above him.  This wasn’t the type of soap holder that’s usually seen with 2 suction caps sticking to the wall.  This one was ceramic and installed “into” the wall.

After soaping up his legs and feet, he stood up… so quick that he didn’t realize how close he was to the pointed object.  BUMP!!!  Right on the top of his noggin!

And as with all head cuts, these usually tend to be very bloody.  So, with all the water from his hair that came from the shower together with the gush of blood from his injury, it flowed all over his face… and down his body.

According to my dad (who was at my place and saw the incident), my little girl was freaking out and crying… scared and filled with concern that her big brother’s condition might get worse.  So, they immediately applied first aid, they cut the hair around the affected area and placed medication for the wound.  They called me up as well as my wife via cellphone… I was on my way home then and my misis just arrived at work.

I rushed home and checked if everything was ok… the situation was handled competently and my little boy was already getting ready for bed.  A few minutes after I arrived, I got a text message from my wife informing me that she was told  (ordered, actually) to head back home due to what had just happened.

Next day we took our kid to the hospital to have his wound cleaned properly and for a routine checkup just so we know that “we’re in the clear” with regards to complications that may arise due to the sensitive area wherein my boy had been hit.

He underwent a “skull series” to make sure there were no fractures (Thank, God!).

I just hope it doesn’t happen again… although we know that accidents ARE indeed accidents.  They occur unexpectedly.  But to the best of our abilities, we can somehow minimize the probabilities by taking all necessary precautions and preparations.




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