Confirmed! The P in PLDT stands for "Palpak." Palpak is synonymous with incompetent or failure, in case you don't understand Filipino. My PLDT land line phone still doesn't have a dial tone after reporting a complaint 3 days ago. To make matters more annoying, when I called PLDT's customer service hotline for a follow up which isn't toll free since I'm using my mobile phone, their automatic answering machine informed me upon entering my land line number that the land line number is invalid. How stupid is that? My internet connection is also affected. It keeps getting disconnected and has become as slooooow as a slug. My basic monthly service fee alone is already P2,348 (around $52) , and that doesn't include the call/usage charges. I feel like I'm paying so much for such crappy service. This is what Filipinos get when there is a monopoly in telecommunications.
Just a quick selfie to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season.
This season only comes once a year so it's best to make the most out of it and smile.
Look at me, I'm spending the holidays alone yet I'm smiling. At least I try to :-)
Happy New Year as well.
2014 hasn't been my favorite year. Emotionally taxing.
I hope 2015 will be a much better one for me and to everyone. I think it's time for me to purchase a new smartphone with a more high res front facing camera. But I'm also planning to purchase a new laptop. I don't know which one to buy as a Christmas gift to myself. Oh the problem with being a Libra. LOL! OK I'll choose the laptop. I'm not obsessed with phones anyway. I'll buy a new smartphone in February as a Valentine's gift to myself. Hehe. I was also planning on getting an S.U.V. before the year ends but the model and specifically the color (white) I want is not available until next year. Hay naku! Gusto ko ng lumarga at magmaneho ng bagong tsikot no!
I was considering a pick-up instead but I realized it will be a pain to maneuver should I drive it in the city, horrendous traffic and all. Tricky to park too since parking lots specially in city tend to be tight/small.
If it weren't for the flooding during heavy rains and the usual hassles that come with 3rd world roads, I would have already purchased a hatchback or another sedan.
Good things come to those who wait. I can wait. Besides, new models of SUVs will be arriving next year from different car brands. I'm excited to check them out. That's about it for today. Take care :-)
It's December already. The year went by so fast and we are now on its last month.
So, what news can I share today? Nothing really special happening lately.
I did recently meet someone however.
Two weeks ago while I was at the supermarket buying my groceries, someone I've been corresponding with sent me a text message.
He asked how I was doing and where I was. I told him I was at the mall, in the supermarket.
He informed me that he's at the same mall as well and asked me if I wanted to meet.
I have been corresponding with the guy for the longest period now and I thought that perhaps it's about time for him and I to finally see each other eye to eye.
Besides, I have been living like a hermit for 6 months now. My home and the office have been my constant environments.
I felt like my life has become stagnant, boring and lonely so I agreed to meet the guy. Meet a new face. Just a friendly meeting. Nothing more. Nothing less. No high expectations.
After I was done with the groceries and placed them inside my car, I went back into the mall and proceeded towards Starbucks. So typical a meeting place huh?
First impression? Tall! He's 6 ft. tall which made me a little conscious at first since I consider myself short. I'm only 5'7".
He looked much better in person than in his photos. He's 3 years older than me. Okay bod. Fair skinned.Pero sabi niya mas maputi daw ako sa kanya. Sagot ko naman, di importante ang kulay ng balat. Basta malinis tingnan at hindi tadtad ng singko at bente singko. LOL!
Natawa tuloy siya.
We talked about trivial stuff, the same trivial stuff we discussed whenever we exchanged text messages. Again nothing serious nor personal which is what I prefer at the moment.
Although he did open about his last breakup which happened a year ago, and that he has been single since then. It's only recently that he had started seeing people again.
After we finished our frappuccinos, I told him that I had better head home before the butter and frozen bacon I purchased earlier begin defrosting inside my car.
He told me he had to go home as well since he's the one preparing dinner for his parents later that night.
As we were heading towards the parking lot, we noticed something strange.
Of all the areas in the parking lot, areas A B C D and so forth, it turned out we were both parked in the same section, area C. Not only that, our vehicles have the same color and the same brand. He drives an SUV though. I drive a sedan. I forgot to mention earlier that we were both wearing white shirts as well. He was wearing a white long sleeve shirt which I teased him about. I told him he looked too formal for a casual meeting. He didn't even roll up his sleeves. He reasoned that it was his office attire. I on the other hand was wearing a white tee shirt with an image of a 1970s Eric Clapton printed on it :-)
We joked about the weird similarities. Eventually we said our farewells and went our separate ways. I had a nice time.
He texted me last Thursday asking if there's a possibility of a repeat of our meeting.