Monthly Archives: August 2009

Preparing for the Philippine Elections 2010 – Note #4

Taken from CTalk by Cito Beltran
The Philippine Star, August 31, 2009

A number of whistleblowers would like us to think that they are heroes.

They would like us to think that they have suffered sleepless nights, oppression and political harassment for exposing a crime. They would like us to think that it is such a great personal sacrifice for them to be whistleblowers because their lives and their family are now in grave danger. They actually even want us to believe that they are the good guys.

Some people have actually fallen for this great lie, which is nothing more than “adding insult to injury”. Now, some people are trying to sell us the idea that because of what these whistleblowers have done, we should vote for them to be elected into Congress or in the Senate.

In short, we are now being asked to let the whistleblowers become the cops.

We are being told to “honor” people who were involved in illegal or criminal acts, we are being told to forget that they may, or have directly participated in deals or agreements that were disadvantageous to the government or to the people of the Philippines.

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Preparing for the Philippine Elections 2010 – Note #3
Preparing for the Philippine Elections 2010 – Note #2
Preparing for the Philippine Elections 2010 – Note #1

Catch the Canon 3-day Sale!

Canon PhotoDV ZR900 Camcorder
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Royce Chocolate Mallows

A very good friend from Dubai gifted me with a box of Royce Chocolate Mallows last week. I like the choco mallows because they are not too sweet. The sweet mallows are covered with dark chocolate. So the bitter and sweet taste play in your palate really well.

A combination of bitter and sweet is my favorite actually.

Royce chocolates are available at the ground level of Greenbelt 5.

Jollibee Opens at Alphaland Southgate Mall

Last April, I wrote about Southgate Tower rising soon on EDSA corner Pasong Tamo Extension. Well, four months later, the Southgate Tower Mall opens.

I caught the opening last week  (or was a couple of weeks ago), but I was on my way to work, and had no time to stop by for some photos. I’ve been meaning to. Perhaps, one of these days. :)

In any case, last Saturday, I passed by the Alphaland Southgate Mall again, and luckily was able to snap a shot. 😀 On the ground level of the mall are Jollibee, Chowking, Le Couer de France, Terriyaki Boy, The Sizzlin’ Peppper Steak, and BDO.

This place is gonna be another destination for Metro Manila commuters. For one, the mall is connected to the Magallanes MRT station.

For Me Privilege Card

I met with some of my BFFs last Saturday in Robinson’s Galleria. I reached Galleria thirty minutes before the appointed time, so I spent the time looking around the shopes, most of which were on sale.

Noticing that a new model is endorsing For Me, I stopped by and found out that their new model is Charlene Gonzales.

I tried out three blouses, but only one fit me to a T. 😉 When I paid for my purchase, the saleslady told me to keep my receipts. If I have Php10,000 worth of receipts, I’d get this privilege card.

Hmm… since they’re stuff fit me well, this privilege card is something I can really make use of. Might be useful for you, too. 😉

Wednesday Discounts at SM Department Stores

If you are a an  HSBC Cardholder, then head on to SM Department Stores every Wednesday. HSBC and SM partnered to offer Wednesday Discounts.

Get a 3% discount on all itema every Wednesday for a minimum purchase of Php1,000 using your HSBC card!

Not only that – HSBC Cardholders also enjoy 0% interest** on installment with the HSBC Installment Plan (HiP)

Promo ongoing from July 15 to September 30, 2009

**On minimum single receipt of Php5,000. HiP terms and conditions apply.