Friday, October 31, 2008

Bowling Awards night

I attended the awarding ceremony of the 28th Chamber of Mines of the Philippines Annual Bowling Tournament last night. It was held at the Saisaki Restaurant in Mega Mall, Mandaluyong. Wow, there were plenty of food (our buffet was crossover) and flowing drinks – ice tea and canned beers.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Kid Tech Guru's contest

While bloghopping and EC dropping, I came across KidTechGuru's blog. He's Xavier, a 14 year old blogger from Singapore. As his blog name denotes, he's a techie boy who's sharing his knowledge, tech tips and web applications reviews. He's into blogging for more than 3 months and claimed to attract over 32,000 visitors.

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Free bigas (rice) when you gas up

A Shell station in North Fairview, Quezon City has a current promo for its customers.For every 40 liters of fuel products (V-Power, Super Premium, Unleaded, and Diesel) in a single or accumulated purchases, the motorist shall get a free kilo of rice. The promo period is from September 15 to November 15, 2008. To claim the free rice, just present the original and duplicate copies of the receipt/s at the station’s Select Store.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

No to GSIS take over of CTPL insurance

Yesterday, the Court of Appeals issued a preliminary injunction against the takeover of Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) of the Compulsory Third-Party Liability (CTPL) insurance business in the country.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

At last, I renew my SSS salary loan

I don’t have my SSS ID card yet; and, I couldn’t renew my SSS salary loan. When I attempted to get one, the ID capture machines of the SSS branches in Buendia, Makati (near our office) is down. Unluckily, ID capture machine in the branch in Novaliches, Quezon City (near our home) is also down.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

My weekend

I rarely go out on weekends unless the event I would attend to or the thing I would do is very important. I don’t even go out of our gate except to wash our cars.

Yesterday (a Saturday), I was supposed to attend the AutoberFest 2008 - 6th Anniversary celebration at the Hobbies Mall Macapagal in Pasay City. The event started at 10:00 AM; and, I intended to go late in the afternoon and stay until the street party. After eating my lunch, I took a nap and woke up about 2 hours after. But, the laziness to go out prevailed again. So, I just opened my lappy and continued blogging.

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New Electric Fan

One of our electric fans broke down; and, it’s already time to replace it. So, we went to the nearest appliance store and bought one.
Desk fan

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Potpot's photo shoot at the park

Potpot - our shitzu dog, was with us in our La Mesa Ecopark picnic last Thursday.

While strolling at the park, these two little girls approached and caressed him. He didn't want to stand up and walk anymore.

Aguilar Family bonding time

My family and the family of my wife’s only brother (RIP) found another time to bond with each other. The last time we’re together was three months ago on Beng’s birthday celebration.

Wednesday night, from my office, I fetched them at their condo unit in Makati City. At home, the bonding started.

Thursday, we picnicked at the La Mesa Ecopark and continued the bonding.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Yesterday, we were picnicking at the La Mesa Ecopark. It was sunny, hot and humid.

Slowly. the white sky grew dark.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Credit card annual fee waived again

When I arrived at our office this morning, our receptionist told me I have some letters that just arrived. I saw one familiar envelope and knew where it came from – from my credit card provider. I opened the envelope to check my charges. It’s October – my renewal month. Hence, I’m being charged for the annual fee of P2,250.00. As in the past years, I called up the bank’s call center and requested for the waiver of the annual fee. And, again, my credit card provider granted my request.

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Prices of New Toyota Innova (IMV Series)

The new Toyota Innova - 2009 model is already available in the country.


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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Masters Event performance - 28th CoMP Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Masters Event - 28th Chamber of Mines of the Philippines Annual Bowling Tournament

My tournament average of 162 landed me a slot in the Group 2 Masters Event. Group 2 qualifiers were the 13th to 24th placers who played at least 15 games and present at the event.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Armored vans are off limits from yellow lanes

EDSA yellow lanes are strictly for public utility vehicles (PUVs) only. And, since armored vans are not PUVs, they are not allowed to use the yellow lanes.

Citing security reasons, these armored vans drivers were the frequent violators of traffic rules. Just because they carry a huge amount of cash, they think they’re above the law and therefore exempted from it.

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Sunday, October 19, 2008 is back

Since October 14, had been down. The cause was the hardware and software problems of the host Yehey servers in the west coast United States.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tsikot's moving

For the past few days, I’ve tried to log in to but always unsuccesful. All I received were error messages. Today, I tried again but was re-directed to its sister site (gadgets ph) - as a temporary Tsikot tambayan (hang out).

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Halloween party for bloggers

I'm posting here and passing around Aileen Apolo's announcement:
Clear Black Night (a Halloween Dance Party)

This is THE Halloween party for bloggers we've been waiting for.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My bowling performance - final week (#19) of 28th CoMP

Final Week (#19) - 28th Chamber of Mines of the Philippines Annual Bowling Tournament

The team and individual events are over. And, I’m looking forward for the Masters Event and the Awarding Night.

My scores for my last three games were 139, 153, 156 or an average of 149. My final tournament average is 162. And, that landed me to the 25th place and as a last qualifier for the Group B of the Mens’ Masters Event.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

And the bonding continues . . .

As promptly planned last night, we’re going to the beach today to continue our family bonding. We woke up very early and hit the road at about 5:00 AM to Ryan and Pie’s place in San Fernando City, Pampanga. A few minutes after we arrived at their place, Pie arrived from the market. After eating quick breakfast, we proceeded to Bataan. On the way, Beng remembered her beloved sister in Balanga, called her up her and invited them to join us.

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Saturday, October 11, 2008


Ryan is my nephew. He’s the oldest child of my sister – Elvie. When I married, he’s our ring bearer. He’s only two years old then and refused to walk down the aisle. And that was almost 3 decades ago.

When he tied the knot with Pie six years ago, he made me as one of the principal sponsors. And, their date of their marriage coincided with my birthday.

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PhotoHunt 131 - Lazy


Actually, I was very LAZY to join PhotoHunt today. I went home at around 3:00 AM from a gimmick; and, I was still sleepy. But, PhotoHunt is PhotoHunt.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Social Security System

Social Security System (SSS) is an agency of the Philippine Government mandated to protect the country's workers and their dependents/beneficiaries. The system shall promote social justice and provide meaningful protection to members and their families against the hazards of disability, sickness, maternity, old age, death and other contingencies resulting in loss of income or financial burden. (Section 2, RA 8282)

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Sky Watch Friday #13

It's Sky Watch Friday the 13th.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

It's a miracle

There’s another party for bloggers, which is scheduled next Friday, October 17, 2008, at the same time and channel.

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I upgrade to Opera 9.6

When I opened my Opera 9.52 web browser, a message popped up that Opera 6.0 is already available. I clicked the link, downloaded, and installed it.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Free meal

There's an ongoing Free Madness Meal promo from BPI Express Credit and Greenwich Pizza. It started last August 1 and runs until the end of this month. For a purchase using any credit card of BPI Express Credit of at least P1,000 in a single receipt, the cardholder is entitled to a free meal from Greenwich Pizza (any outlet nationwide). The choices are chicken ala king, savory beef & mushroom, beefy baked macaroni, or hawaiian pizza bar. The meal comes with a regular softdrink.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My bowling performance - week 18 of 28th CoMP

Week 18 - 28th Chamber of Mines of the Philippines Annual Bowling Tournament

The first 18 weeks of the tournament is now over. There’s one more week for the team and individual events.

My scores were 181, 162, 163 or an average of 169 only.

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Monday, October 6, 2008


I was sleeping (siesta time) when a loud thunder rumbled then another and another. It’s downpouring when I opened the Venetian blinds in my cubicle. It’s about 1:00 PM.

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Sunday, October 5, 2008 Autoberfest 2008

It’s 6th Anniversary. And, it will be celebrated grandly at the Hobbies Malls Macapagal with car show, DBSport loudmatch, street party, car club meet, hip hop dance competition, and search for Miss Autoberfest 2008.. The big date is on October 25, 2008 at 10:00 AM onwards.

Tsikot Autoberfest

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We miss the Avon Walk 2008

We overslept’s the reason.

Last night, I set the clock alarm of my mobile phone. We had to wake up at around 3:00 AM, leave at 4:00 AM and arrive at the venue at 5:00 AM. We planned to go to the nearer venue at San Fernando City, Pampanga. (We lived in Novaliches, Quezon City.)

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

PhotoHunt 130 - Sad


At Think of Me & Laugh

This is the bereaved family of a fallen soldier.


At Autos of Tom

After protracted musing, we’ve finally decided to sell our Toyota Innova. It’s been with us for almost four years; and, I really love this car.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Another credit card story

Last Monday, a messenger bearing the renewal card of my American Express Card came at the office. Before giving the envelope to me, he asked for my valid ID. So, I showed him my driver’s license. Then, he handed the envelope; and, I filled out and signed the receiving form. I asked him if he also brought the extension card of my wife. Nay.

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Sky Watch Friday #12

Advertise in the Sky!

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

2008 People’s Choice Awards - October update

As of October 2, 2008, Kia Carens has widened its lead in the ongoing 2008 Auto Focus People’s Choice Awards as the Automobile of the Year 2008:

  • Kia Carens – 11,614
  • Hyundai Grand Starex – 8,042
  • Honda Civic – 6,686

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Credit card, anyone?

With the stiff competition in the credit card business, getting a credit card is as easy as falling off a log. Most credit card companies offer a one year free annual fee and require a credit card only from other company. Once you submitted your application, they would even give a freebie.

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Pearl's contest

I learned from Kuting’s Place about Pearl’s New Domain Celebration Contest. And, I’m joining her contest. Is it worth joining? Let’s look at the prizes:

One winner:
  • One-Year subscription of Good Housekeeping Magazine if the winner is from the Philippines or US$15.00 to be credited to Paypal Account for International winner
  • 1,500 EC credits
  • free one month 125x125 ads on her site

5 winners of free one month 125 x 125 ads on her site

100 EC credits to the first 30 participants.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October 2008 Events

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Children's Month

Consumers Awareness Month

October 31, 2008
- Clear Black Night (A Halloween Dance Party for Bloggers)

October 30, 2008
- Awarding Ceremony of 28th ChaMP Annual Bowling Tournament

October 20 - 26, 2008

October 25, 2008
- Autoberfest 2008

October 21, 2008
- Masters Event of 28th ChaMP Annual Bowling Tournament

October 18 - 19, 2008
Pink Kitchen Food Festival

October 13 - 19, 2008
- Bone and Joint Awareness Week

October 13 - 19, 2008
- Garantisadong Pambata Week - Round 2

October 13 - 19, 2008
- Health Education Week

October 13 - 19, 2008
- National Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity

Disorder Awareness Week

October 17, 2008
- Pantene Miracle Party for Bloggers

October 15, 2008
- Jing Padilla's Birthday

October 14, 2008
- Week 19 of 28th ChaMP Annual Bowling Tournament

October 6 - 12, 2008
- National Mental Health Week

October 6 - 12, 2008
- National Newborn Screening Week

October 8, 2008
- Pearl's Contest announcement of winners

October 1 - 7, 2008
- Elderly Filipino Week

October 7, 2008
- Week 18 of 28th ChaMP Annual Bowling Tournament

September 26 to October 5, 2008
Singapore Motorshow 2008

October 5, 2008
- Avon Walk 2008

October 5, 2008
- Pearl's Contest deadline of submission of entries

October 5, 2008
- World Teachers Day

September 2008 Events

Health Calendar - October 2008


The month of October is:
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Children's Month

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