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Here’s why text matters

I got inspired by the billboard I saw on the way to work. I thought this can be a good visual exercise for you.

By SLOWLY scrolling on the two images below. Stare at one picture at a time. Let’s see how this impacts your thought process.

Slowly OK?


















Pussy tried to comfort me

This was an unexpected gesture from a cat.

This morning in Alabang, while waiting for my boss, I sat on the front steps of a building. Strangely, I saw this cat oddly walking towards my direction. I thought it looked for food nearby. But when it came near me, her tail went up and she brushed her body on my back. I felt some form of rush. I haven’t met this cat yet it was already acting friendly (beyond friendship maybe?) on me. I looked at her sad eyes. She looked like she could use a bath though. I didn’t care. I wanted to pat her. Then she sat on my side. If only I didn’t look crazy, I would’ve taken better shots at the cat.

When I left to find another place to sit, she followed me. Everybody say, AWWWWW 😦

Wanted: Lady Bedspacer

Lord brighten my heart..

This song has been playing in my head for several days now. Can’t find it on Youtube. Not sure if it’s allowed to be shared here(?)

Song for the spirit! Listen 🙂


Globe, you broke my heart

You kind of have a monopoly here, Globe. This isn’t like Starbucks wherein, if I wasn’t satisfied with the service or the price of their coffee, I could just walk away and run to Gloria Jean’s instead, and still serve that almost same amount gratification. Sure I could buy an iPhone from local online sellers. There are lots of them here. And they’re even cheaper. But here’s why I chose Globe:

  1. For some weird reason it’s the only network that emits signal this part of Pasig. So that leaves me without choice.
  2. If I buy a unit locally, let’s say, a 16gig iphone 4s for P30K, I’d still have to subscribe to a data plan. The cheapest of which is a Plan P999. So, with a little math, taking into consideration a 2-year span I would have to spend:

P30,000 – handset
P23,976 – unlimited data plan (that’s P999 x 24 months)
Total = P53,976

This doesn’t even include prepaid load expenses (P300x 24 months = P7200, which should give me a grand total of P61,176)

Whereas, Globe offering its hmmm….mid-range price for the 16gig handset:

P1799 x 24 months = P43,176
Cashout = P4800
Total = P47,976 (this includes consumable load of P800, plus useful freebies)

POTENTIAL SAVINGS in 2 years: P13,200 (plus you get to call your loved ones every time!)

You can do the same math with SMART but Globe will still turn out to be cheaper by a few thousand bucks. So what did I just prove here? It proves that, for a practical guy like me, I’d choose only the best offer.  So this is why I’m a bit of a Globe slave. I am not rich. The very few pesos I can save mean a lot.

So why an iPhone? I could have availed of the cheaper Nokia phones. A blackberry could have been cheaper and also in style. But I’m just a big Apple fan. I have used an iMac G3 and an iMac G4 (before intel came). I’ve used a macmini, and always crave for a macbook pro. I owned a first generation iPad before it launched in the Philippines. I’m just a sucker for anything Apple.

Here’s when you broke my heart, Globe. When I applied for the Globe handset online on Dec. 22, 2011 (hey that was still last year!), I was only contacted January 7. But I was still hopeful and excited. On January 10, I received a call saying that my handset was ready and that it will be delivered on January 14. But when that day came, I received a call from Globe saying, they won’t be delivering the phone because I was scheduled for a 3rd week delivery. I couldn’t wait. I followed up every day since. And just today, I was told by Globe that they don’t have an inkling when my phone will be delivered.

To sum up, that’s from a 2nd week delivery to 3rd week delivery to “we can’t say when” delivery. C’mon Globe. You can do better than that.

I understand that there is low or no supply and there is high demand. I could imagine the chaos caused by people like me who would insist that you deliver. But understand too, that when you can’t deliver, you break a heart.

…but after all is said and done, I would still be waiting. Helplessly. But hoping—to no longer be a slave.

You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness

Oh yes you can. 😉

I came across this video over youtube trends and I was amazed at the creativity of this group in using solely a guitar for this music. But more than that, I got introduced to a new genre of song (perhaps reminiscent of Sting and the Police?).  Here’s a cover of Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know.

And here’s the original version. I love them both. Gotye is artistic at best.

Hope you had fun listening and watching =). And don’t make me start on the lyrics 😉 

Happy 2012!! Good Vibes!!