Litratong Pinoy – The Catch Up Post

Apat na linggo pala akong hindi nakapag-post sa LP. Na-miss ko ‘to nang husto!
(I haven’t been able to post for four weeks here on LP. I truly missed this one!)

‘Di bale, 4 na litrato rin ang ibabahagi ko sa inyo bago matapos ang Enero.
(Never mind that because I’ll be sharing 4 photos before January ends.)

Pula (Red)

Ang nag-iisa kong pares ng Havaianas
(My only pair of Havaianas)

Asul (Blue)

Gustung-gusto ko ‘tong Galactic Glue na ‘to.
(I love this Galactic Glue!)

Kahel (Orange)

‘Di ko alam na kahel pala ang Filipino ng orange. Bukod sa meron akong natutunang bago, naibahagi ko pa ang listahan ko ng mga dapat gawin para sa linggong ito.
(I didn’t know that kahel is the Filipino translation for the color orange. Aside from the fact that I learned something new, I was able to share my to-do list for this week.)

Lila (Violet)

Ito ang hitsura ng unang linggo ng Pebrero sa kalendaryo/planner ko. Sana nga ganyan lang muna yan para naman marami akong panahon na maibibigay sa pag-iiscrap.
(This is what the first week of February looks like on my calendar/planner. I hope it would stay this way so that I could give more time for scrapping.)

Yay!!! I finally caught up!

A dear friend’s birthday

Feisty, brutally frank, honest-to-goodness – that is how I describe Mayeth. She’s not someone to mess with. But inside her iron-clad personality is a bubbly and heartwarming person. She’s one of the dearest friends I have. She’s definitely a friend you can keep for life.

You know how much I love you, my friend. Thank you for being there for me in times when I just needed to rant and pour my heart out. You’ll never know how much I appreciated those times. And now that I’m starting a new chapter in my life, I’m glad that you’re with me in this new journey.

Happy birthday, darling! And here’s to more years ahead of you!

Globe is Unbelievable

Just 3 days after I had my internet connection back, I experienced intermittent and slow connection again and couldn’t use my VOIP service (again) last Wednesday; and by midnight of Thursday, I lost the connection. I started Thursday by talking to a supervisor until about 1:30am to have the crappy connection up and running. I had to save the files onto a USB flash drive to present the calendar I was doing for a group in the office.

Until now I couldn’t use my VOIP service and the connection is there but barely working for me. I am hanging on to a thread of promises. And I’m close to that point where I’d like to have this subscription canceled.

It was my Mom’s birthday yesterday and I had to resort to using my mobile phone to call her before the day ended. These are the times when I badly need the service and yet, even if we’re paying for it, I couldn’t use it.

Our services here are really unbelievable! Unbelievable in the sense that they’re impossible to deal with. Is Sky also of this kind?

Friday Fill-Ins

A new meme I came across while I was blog hopping. Join us!

1. I’d really like to shop right now.

2. Ouch is the word you’d most often hear me say if I stubbed my toe.

3. Possession is usually something material.

4. Hot= Captain Jack Sparrow.

5. Marshmallows and fire go together like ice cream and cake.

6. I can go on and on.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to scrap pages being completed, tomorrow my plans include going out and Sunday, I want to sleep the whole day!

Our First Family Day

Basti really knows how to charm his way to Mommy’s heart, such that he convinced me to come and attend with him (and his father) his first ever family day at school. If I had it my way, I wouldn’t have come. But I thought that it really wouldn’t be that bad to see and be with his father because I’m already used to not talking to him even when we were still together.

Someone’s coming

Isn’t it always nice to hear good news coming from friends? Oh yeah, I heard someone’s coming over for a visit in the next two months. I’m excited because I haven’t seen this person for more than year already. I can’t wait to see this person again!

I’m looking forward to spend quality time with him. He’s always been there for me through thick and thin. He would carry my never-ending luggages of sadness and tears for me. He will take on the bad things for me. And when I’m happy, he’s happier for me.

We’ll take time off from our busy schedules to catch up on each other. And I’m pretty sure the time off will be worth it.

23 people after

You can just imagine my frustration when I was able to have my internet connection back to normal only on Saturday night. Finally, I’m able to update stuff on my computer, download important things and answer e-mails that have been sitting in my mailbox for some time now. I think I lost a lot of weight more than I would taking Leptovox during that 9-day ordeal with Globe.

Just imagine talking to 23 different people mostly from the Technical Support Group and their Customer Service Department. I spent every single day calling these people to follow-up on the problem. This is just how bad customer service is here in the Philippines.

I am writing a detailed letter to their Technical Support Manager to tell him of the harrowing experience I had with their broadband service. It deserves to be documented and it deserves to be reported.

So far, almost 48 hours after they have restored my service, it’s working fine. I just don’t know how long this will last.