Tuesday, December 23, 2008

No number coding during the 8-day long holidays

There had been conflicting reports about the number coding scheme in Metro Manila during the 8-day long holidays.

I understand this traffic scheme is not in effect during Saturdays, Sundays, and non-working holidays (regular or special). Unless there’s declaration otherwise, there’s no number coding on this period.

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

I'm not feeling well

Last Thursday night, I felt my throat itching a bit. To relieve it, I drank plenty of water albeit cold. I thought the itchiness has gone; and, I slept.

When I woke up the following morning, my voice’s hoarse, I sneezed a lot, and spewed some phlegms.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

My blog passes the PPP test

PayPerPost is purging its network.

As a matter of fact, it has removed and will no longer accept blogs from these platforms based on the usability, navigability, and overall quality of most of their blogs:

  • BraveJournal
  • LiveJournal
  • Xanga
  • MySpace
  • Yahoo 360;and,
  • Blogsome.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Our latest Kia Carens fuel consumption

When was the last time I computed our Kia Carens fuel consumptions? Ah, yes. It was in July 2008 or about five months ago. The fuel consumptions then were:

  • Highway - 10.92 kms./li. (339 km. trip to Talavera, N.E.)
  • City = 9.762 kms./li

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My Executive Check-up 2008

For the past two years, I had my executive check-ups (ECU) done at the St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC). I found its ECU services good. Hence, this year, I was planning to have my ECU at the same hospital again. However, my office mate had hers in another hospital, Capitol Medical Center (CMC). I checked its ECU packages and decided on trying this hospital.

CMC offers four ECU packages:

  • Package A (in-patient) at P36,900
  • Package B (in-patient) at P31,900
  • Package C (out-patient) at P11,700
  • Package D (out-patient) at P6,700.

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

A date with wifey

Supposedly, I had a gimmick last Friday night with the losers of the Pacquiao - Dela Hoya Dream Match. But, my wifey called up; as she wanted to unwind. So, I cancelled my earlier appointment.

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Huli Ka! (You're caught!)

I’m glad I found this blog, HULI KA! - “a blog dedicated to improving the traffic situation in Metro Manila, by exposing traffic violators and keeping everyone informed about regulations and the latest news.” This blog has been online since 2005 and has captured and posted so many traffic violations - from no plates, smoke belching, illegal counterflows, no left/U turns to abuses of authorities,

Huli Ka!

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I set a new "no alcohol" record

I broke my “no alcohol” record of 12 consecutive days set from May 26 to June 6, 2008. My current record is 13 consecutive days from November 29 to December 11, 2008.

I have already reset my counter for the another record.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My SSS salary loan check arrives

SSS loan check1Eleven days after I filed my SSS Salary Loan application, I received my loan check already. The maximum loanable amount is P24,000.00. But, the net proceeds is P21,360 only (after deducting the advance interest and service fee). The loan is payable in two years at P1,050 per month. The salary deduction starts next month.

Now, I have the money to pay for my car insurance premium and life insurance premium totaling P19,500. What’s left of my loan is P1,860 only.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Congratulations, Manny Pacquiao

He prevailed over the Golden Boy - Oscar De La Hoya in the Dream Match. Prior to the fight, it was a mismatch statistically in favor of De La Hoya. But, actually, it was a lopsided game in favor of Pacquiao.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Dream Match - where to watch?


The Dream Match - Oscar De La Hoya of Mexico versus Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines. Who are you betting or rooting for? I'm not giving a forecast nor an analysis here. I'm just wishing that may the best man win!

The event will be on December 7, 2008 at 8:00 AM Manila time. And, Where are you going to watch it?

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PhotoHunt 139 - Breakfast


For the theme METAL last week, I posted the the anchor at the entrance of the Grande Island Resort in Subic Bay. For this week's theme, BREAKFAST, I'm posting the buffet BREAKFAST table on our second day at the resort. It consisted of fried rice, scrambled eggs, hams, local sausages, soup, breads, pancakes, fruits, juices, and coffee.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas lanterns in Shangri-La

We were at Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City last Monday. While waiting for our food in a Greek restaurant, I captured some of the mall's beautiful Christmas decorations - the lanterns:

Heat Wave in December '08

There’s another car show and an automotive accessories trade fair this weekend. It is dubbed as the Heat Wave in December ‘08. The fair, on its 3rd year, is scheduled on December 5, 6 & 7, 2008 at Megatrade Halls 1, 2, & 3; 5th Level Mega B, SM Mega Mall, Mandaluyong City.

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Go Greek!

Last Monday was a non-working holiday. Bonifacio Day this year fell on a Sunday; and, as per Presidential Proclamation 1463, it was moved to the nearest Monday. And, we took this opportunity to shop for our groceries. On the way to the nearest SM Fairview Supermarket, my wifey decided to shop at SM Mega Mall instead, for a change.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Waterless urinals

I've seen waterless urinals first in SM Malls in Metro Manila. That's last year. Now, I see more waterlesss urinals in other malls, restaurants, hospitals, and other commercial establishments.

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St. Lukes Medical Center

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Our Kia Carens' 15,000 km. PMS

Our Kia Carens is over a year now (a year and 19 days old to be exact) and has run more than 15,000 kilometers already.

This morning, I brought it to Kia Service Center for the required periodic maintenance service (PMS).

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Monday, December 1, 2008

December 2008 Events

December 1, 2008
- World AIDS Day

December 1 to 7, 2008
- Health Emergency Week

December 7, 2008
- The Dream Match: De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao

December 10, 2008
-National Youth Health Day

December 16, 2008
- My Executive Check-up

December 25, 2008
- Christmas Day

December 25, 2008
- Bebeng's (my sister) Birthday

Congratulations, Ma'am Anna

Ma’am Anna (a.k.a. LadyRider in Tsikot.com) is the proud owner of a Silver 2000 VW New Beetle, which is the Official Tsikot Mobile.

Her car is judged as the 2nd Placer in the Best European Car (Novice Category) in the Bumper to Bumper IV, which was held last November 29 to 30 at the Silver City in Pasig City.

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World AIDS Day 2008

December 1 each year is World AIDS Day. It aims to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.

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At Think Of Me!

December 1 is World AIDS Day; and, I’m joining the Bloggers Unite for World AIDS Day and help spread the word.

Bloggers Unite

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