Getting Personal

The Reckoning

I think that the buy and sell industry is a challenging field. You get to know contacts, sellers and other people that might be useful for your business or personal needs. At the same time, you interface bogus ones who will try to entangle you with their scamming schemes. I’m just glad I learned those filtering techniques to separate real ones from the scammer.

As I was checking out a new ipad, I came across this online advertisement, I immediately SMS him about the item’s availability & possible locations for meetup. A day after, I saw that same account given a negative feedback by another buyer who was helplessly scammed by that same seller. The technique is that the seller refused to do meetup, asked money from the customer via bank transaction and never ship out the gadget. I feel desperate for that poor soul. So my encephalon immediately registers the scammer’s contact number.

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Tees Me Online Scam

“Be kind to unkind people, they probably need it the most”

Ashleigh Brilliant

This is in continuation of my previous post about the Online Selling Must Have and I was right, Tees Me Online is an online scam printing shirt business headed by Francis Daron. (Should I call it swindling over business?) To give you a rundown what transpired to our transaction, here you go:

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Super Typhoon Yolanda: The Aftermath

It has been a week now since the killer typhoon Haiyan or locally called Yolanda hit my native land. The devastation it left the northern section of Tacloban shock the whole world as this super typhoon left a historical event, but not in a celebratory mode.

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A warm welcome to Arya

quote-without-passion-life-is-nothingIt’s been months since the last time I had a time with my pet fish, I was suffering from a personal turmoil that time, I neglected the needs of my pet, and the result is fatal, I lost my pet cichlid. It felt that I had to give up the entire hobby, with the hope I will recover later on.

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Mongkok Dimsum and Noodles

Weekend. Before watching World War Z we decided to eat somewhere we have not tried before, and so we walked into Mongkok Dimsum & noodles, located in Sta. Lucia Mall, in Cainta. This is not our first choice to dine in, however we only have less than an hour before the movie starts.

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Very Chinese ambiance of Mongkok restaurant.

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That long walk

Sometimes you wanted to have that liberating moment, like a getaway no specific destination at all, a window shopping or go to a place you’ve never been to or had not visited in years. And so our weekend getaway was in Binondo. Our route is from LRT 2 Santolan to Recto station, we did a quick stop over in Divisoria, yet another crowded place in Manila, Mom got her automatic umbrella (rainy season is approaching) which costs P250, it’s half the price compared to getting one from the malls. I realized that even if Divisoria/Tutuban is undergoing road renovations, that won’t prevent people from coming in, there are so many people walking around, and so we decided to then go to Binondo.

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Don’t waste your time

Stop wasting your time on someone who doesn’t appreciate you the way you should be appreciated. Never ever settle for mediocrity, for being just an option, for being the one who’s just fun to be with, for being the one who’s always there desperately waiting, for mere concern or pity or for someone who likes you just because he knows he’s got the power to break you.

It is better to have nobody than somebody who is half yours, half there or doesn’t want to be there, or is there and then suddenly disappears. You can be in love and you can be in a relationship. But they’re not always the same thing.

You’ve been nominated for the Liebster Blog Awards!

Yes you are not reading it wrong. You have been nominated for the Liebster Blog Awards, where it intends to discover new awesome blogs. Now there are 5 simple mechanics to participate:

One. Thank the person who nominated you and insert their site link, ehem 😀 On that note, thanks to dear Irene blogger of Seven Hundred 50 who recognized the presence of my site to this virtual world.

Two. Post 11 facts about yourself.

So mine would be:

1. I am an introvert.

2. I am a cat lover.

3. My favorite pasta is lasagna.

4. I prefer problems to be solved or talked over before going to bed.

5. I was a forum moderator.

6. I’m a ukulele noob.

7. I watch basketball games.

8. I’m a gamer. (from nintendo to mobile games)

9. I love horror and pathological movies.

10. I hate reptiles.

11. I once wanted to be an astronomer.

Three: Answer the 11 Questions your nominee asked you.

Irene asked me the following and below are my answers.

1. Who inspires you? – Loved ones
2. What experience in the past made you stronger? – Heartbreaks.
3. Black or white? – Black
4. Do you believe in love? – Yes I do, actually it comes in different forms.
5. If given the chance to move, where would you like to move (country)? New Zealand
6. What are your thoughts on music? Music are the beatbox to our hearts.
7. Do you believe in God and aliens? I believe in God, let’s drop the aliens.
8. Why do you blog? It is my outlet, and my mind orgasm.
9. Samsung or Apple? Samsung (android lover)
10. What book had made a great impact in your life? Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
11. In your opinion, do you think it is wise to swear off men /dating / intimacy for 750 days? No, that’s too long.

Four: Tag 11 blogs, that you feel deserve to be nominated. These can be new blogs, less than 200 followers, which will be deserving of your attribution. I am recommending the following blogs because of their exemplary content writings, and for sure you will find good reads:

Beyond Eternal

Tales of the Orange Backpack

Eldin Smile

Zamora Catalina

The Jiggly Bits

The Reporter and the Girl

Coco Ginger

Betwist and Between

Random Vignettes

About the Woman

Talinorfali

I know that these sites have their own share of awards and recognition, but hey it is always nice to add one to it! 🙂

Five: Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

Below are my questions to those I just tagged:

1. Name 3 non-blog sites you regularly visit:
2. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics?
3. What is your mantra in life?
4. What makes you laugh?
5. Is there anything that you would like to change on your government right now?
6. If money is not a factor, what would you like to buy/acquire today?
7. Why do bad things happen to good people?
8. How will you describe a rainbow to a blind person?
9. Are Virtual Friendships/Relationships for real?
10. How important is technology?
11. Lights on or lights off?

There you go, it’s not that hard, right? Before I end this post, notice the Liebster badge at the right sidebar, please add it to your sites. This will certainly build blog connections and we look forward for your participation on this blog awards. Thanks!

Discovering Ukulele Chunking

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I woke up this morning with this accidental discovery, as I was practicing my ukulele routine, (I’m a noob, please be gentle) I accidentally put my palm as I did my down strum. Some call it chunk, while others say it’s “chucking.” Realizing that it’s a great technique to produce a good rhythm on a song, it’s like clapping your palm at the strings, but not too hard, just enough to dampen. So I tried it with this One Republic song, Secrets, with the hope that the sound is recognizable enough, hahah! (not a full song)

The chords I used for this song are:

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How about you, what amazing thing you did today?

Beat the heat!

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But if there’s any consolation, I lost 4 lbs yipeeyy, cuz I’m sweating a lot. So I guess summer is not so bad at all. So enjoy the heat and don’t take a bath…..once, make it double/triple in a day!