Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Iba 'Pag Kumpleto : Eraserheads Reunites

Really missed them complete.

I love their songs very much .

So many memories coming back just listening to their songs being played.

Reminiscing those days : )

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Mrs. Fields Cookie Nibblers

Monday, August 29, 2016

Triple Chocolate Champorado with Salted Egg

A mix of Pure Cocoa Powder , Tablea and Dark Chocolate for a tasty and oh so yummy Champorado together with a Salted Egg.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

My Security Alarm Siren

I have installed an alarm system in my house.

Madami kasing epal , magnanakaw at masasamang loob sa aming lugar kaya mahirap nang magtiwala.

Better safe than sorry ikanga he he he.

Lalo pa ngayon at madaming napapatay dahil sa pinaigting na kampanya laban sa droga.

Huwag naman sana akong mapagkamalan at hindi ko pinangarap yun noh he he he.

Ingats na  lang tayo lahat  : )

Saturday, August 27, 2016

“ Change The Way You See Adventure ”

Have you ever heard of a job called Mystery Shopping ?

Nope its not a Sherlock Holmes type whodunnit mystery solving work that might first come to your mind.

As its name implies , you pose as a shopper or diner ( in other words as  a customer  ) to a store or shop mysteriously as you start to look for clue details around you.

I first started to work as a mystery shopper for a research company in Pasig City to pose as a regular customer for a leading pizza chain in the country.

The job entails you to go to the assigned store branch and pose as a customer never ever revealing your true identity to all the store personnel.

That is where all the adventure begins.

Its  an adventure in the making .

First is you need to be oriented on what you should do once you are assigned to this store branch.

First remember that you must bring all the necessary gadgets to accomplish the work.

First and most important of all is the camera because you need to record in photos some details about the store such as the food you purchased and the store’s interiors and also the store facade and also its staff and personnel.

You need a durable and efficient camera to record all of this in one sitting.

First you gotta do is to find all the necessary information about the store branch that you are going to visit.

Because sometimes you are assigned to go to the province for their branch in the rural area that you are not familiar with.

So you need to use the service of Googlemap and use some applications like Waze for you to be able to find your way to the area.

And of course there will be times that you will lose your way.

It happened to me many times.

Sometimes I have to walk for some kilometers because I have missed looking for the assigned branch  along the road.

That is in the middle of the night huh.

There are times that I have to traverse a dark and forested route because there is no efficient transportation system going to that place.

That is true and that happens in Cagayan .

Now once you have found the assigned branch to you , get your acting lesson ready .

The rule is that you will pose decently as a customer of that store.

Enter the store as if you are looking for a seat.

When someone assists you that’s where all the action begins.

You have to surreptitiously look at your watch for the timer for you have to time the exact moment you were assisted  professionally.

When you are already seated, politely ask for a menu.

What you have to order are only the foods assigned to you.

Never order foods that are not on your list of assigned items for it will not be properly reimbursed.

So the thing is that you will tell your preferred orders to the waiter and say that those are what you want in a very refined manner as if you are one of their regular customer ( but the truth is that you will taste it first time because you cannot afford its price he he )

Once the waiter had confirmed your order and by the time the first of the set of food you ordered had came in , you must record the time it all happens , minutes and seconds and all , with the help of your cellphone timer.

You discreetly and stealthily all do it as if you are just browsing your cellphone and acting as if you have some texting and calling going on with your friend whereas the truth is you are actually recording the time details of every food delivery.

Now that’s what I call acting to the highest level.

You also have to act accordingly as if you like the looks of the food and taste it as if you are truly enjoying what you are eating , even if not because sometimes its not ! 

After all of the timing and recording please don’t forget to take a snap of the food , a quick click of the shutter button will do.

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to do the image clicking.

At this time you need the help of an efficient cellphone camera like the Huawei P9.  

It is very clear and precise with its camera co-engineered with Leica.

I am lucky to have my Huawei P9 nearby and always ready to submit to my indulgence of food photography. It has dual lenses that produces high quality photos and allow users to take amazing monochrome, slo-mo, colored, light painting photos among others.

And don’t forget to take a snap also of the stores interiors.

Now after all the brouhahas of food tasting and savoring, ask  the store personnel  of their restroom and act as if you are already peeing in your pants .

Well the real reason is you have to rate their restroom of its cleanliness and hygiene and sanitary disposition.

Now you go back to your seat and modestly look for the stores minute details like the surroundings , the temperature inside  , the cleanliness of the area , the lighting , the orderliness of the service area , the noise inside the store  and the tidiness and grooming of all the staff and personnel.

You will have to do all this in one seating.

With the help of your Academy Award winning performance as a Mysterious Shopper.

And now time for the billing.

Gently ask for the bill.

And when you were handed the bill try not to looked as shocked when you have seen the bill amounting to a thousand pesos.

You have to pay it and politely ask for a receipt for proper reimbursement.

Now you are all ready  to go ,  stand in a proper posture and immediately walk out of the store but don’t forget to listen for the farewell remark of the staff and if they ask you to come back again.

Now you are ready for your ride back home.

For one last shot , take a one quick snap of the storefront like this.

Thanks to my ever reliable Huawaei P9.

But that's not all .

You have to go back again to the office for proper reporting and then translate into the computer all that you have seen and investigated and rated in the questionnaire forms.

Now that’s an adventure to the highest level.

Isn’t that an Adventure to tell ?

By the next day or week be ready for your next adventure assignment in the next province.

With this kind of work I have I am really enjoying every minute of it.

I have visited provinces that I rarely know of as far north of Cagayan and as far south of Bicol and also in Visayas.

I ate food for free.

And sometimes given a gadget for free.

I am properly compensated for it.

I am working ,  acting and at the same time developing my hobby of taking a photograph of the places I am travelling.

With the efficiency and reliability of my Huawei  camera I am able to make my work fun , classy and adventurous in every way.

Will you come with me to my next adventure of Mystery Shopping ?

Go visit this site for more details.

#HuaweiP9, #OO  #ChangeTheWayYouSeeHappiness/ #ChangeTheWayYouSeeLove/ #ChangeTheWayYouSeeFriendship/ #ChangeTheWayYouSeeBeauty/ #ChangeTheWayYouSeeAdventure

Friday, August 26, 2016

Readers Digest Contribution (Anecdote)

I was going to do an assignment  at a mall located in a province that I am not familiar with . As I ride a bus going to the province , I asks the driver if he knew the mall I am looking for. He replied that he knew how to get to the  mall . He said that  he will drop me off at a tricycle terminal  and that I should asks the tricycle driver to take me to the mall . After an hour  , the bus made a halt and the driver shouts at me to get off  and that I should hail a tricycle at once to get me to the mall  . I looked for a tricycle and I see one and hailed it.  I asks the tricycle driver  if he knew the mall that I am looking for . The driver said he knew it very well .  I asks  how far it is . The driver said " it is very near "  . I asks how much will be  the fare  . He said " 60.00 only  " That amount is unusually high for a tricycle fare  . But I obliged because I don't have any option . " Okay just take me there quickly " I said.  And so  I ride the shortest ride I ever had in my life . The tricycle just drove across the road and voila in no more than 1 minute we were in front of the mall because it is actually standing  just right in front of us . I was in shock . I was duped . The  driver never told me so. Maybe the bus and the tricycle driver  were in cohorts.  Nevertheless I still paid the driver the amount he asks me to give him.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Brad and Pit Ribshack

Located in Lilac Street Foodstrip in Marikina City .

Sarap ng ribs nila dito promise !

Friday, August 19, 2016

Domino's Pizza

Natikman ko na ang mga nangungunang pizza chain store in the market today like Greenwich , Pizza Hut , Shakeys , Papa Johns , Yellow Cab , Sbarro , California Pizza Kitchen and Italliannis .

Maliban sa Domino's .

Kaya heto at nagtake-out ako ng isang box at tikman ang kanilang Domino's Finest.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

YAYAMAN ka sa OLX ( My OLX #WinningStory )

My OLX #WinningStory begins with a slogan that says , " When you don’t have money , OLX is the place to be "

Truly it’s because money is overflowing in OLX.

At siguradong Yayaman ka sa OLX.

You asks me how ?

Okay I will tell you how .

OLX is a premiere website in the world that caters in buying and selling anything you can think of .

Marami na akong nai-post sa OLX na talaga namang nabili o nabenta ko.

Nuon pang SULIT pa lamang ang dating pangalan nito ay naging member na ako nito.

Hanggang ngayon na OLX na ang bagong pangalan niya ay isa pa rin akong loyal kapamilya of course.

Minsan kasi ay maraming mga bagay tayong binibili na sa kalaunan ay hindi naman natin kailangan.

Maraming mga bagay na puwede nating ibenta with the help of OLX.

Whether it be products , goods or services na ino-offer mo ay puwedeng puwede mong i-post sa OLX.

Tulad dati na nag-bake ako ng aking favorite recipe na Flavored Puto at aking i-post sa OLX for possible orders ay dagsa ang naging orders para sa akin.

O di ba naman at instant online negosyo para sa akin.

Ang lakas maka-Yaman di ba.

And then ang mga bagay o gamit din na hindi mo na kailangan 
at nakatambak na lamang sa inyong garahe o bodega ay may puwesto pa rin iyan dito sa OLX.

I-translate mo lamang iyan sa isang post sa OLX at presto ilang araw lamang o linggo ay siguradong mabibili ang iyong mga gamit na hindi mo na kailangan.

Kaysa naman sa itapon mo o pabayaan mo na lamang na mabulok at pamahayan ng mga daga at ipis at gagamba sa iyong bodega ay bakit hindi mo picturan at i-upload ang image sa OLX and then gawan mo ng simple ngunit kaakit-akit na pananalita para sa iyong gamit na ibinebenta ay siguradong marami ang magme-message at magtatanong regarding sa bagay na iyong ibinebenta .

In just a matter of minute ay posted na agad ang iyong selling activity sa OLX.

Walang hassle at madaling madali lamang mag-post sa OLX na hindi mo na kailangan pang tumawag sa telepono o kaya ay mag-confirm at bumiyahe sa kanilang opisina dahil lahat ay magagawa mo in just a blink of an eye instantly and with a click of the 
“ enter “ button and then voila , posted na at nakita na ng mga online users all over the world ang iyong OLX Post.

Maghintay ka lamang ng mga days or weeks and hindi mo namamalayan ay naibenta at nabigyan mo na ng bagong bahay at bagong may-ari ang gamit na ibinibenta mo.

But of course ang pagpo-post ng mga selling activity mo sa OLX ay may kaakibat na responsibilidad.

Huwag na huwag ka namang mag-post sa OLX ng mga bagay o gamit na patapon na at hindi na mapapakinabangan ng bibili nito.

Dapat ay maging totoo tayo sa ating mga ipinu-post sa OLX.

Kung ano ang tunay na estado ng ating ibinebenta ay puwede naman nating sabihin sa message ng ating post .Basta ang mahalaga ay hindi tayo nagsisinungaling  at ang katotohanan ay sinasabi natin upang ang bibili ay magkaruon ng ideya kung ano ang binibili niya.

Kung ito ba ay Brand New o Second Hand na , kung ang presyo ba nito ay akma sa gamit niya , kung puwede pa bang tawaran o non-negotiable na ang price nito at hanggang saan ang last price ,  kung ito ba ay pre-loved o medyo marami nang gasgas at luma na , kung gumagana nang maayos at walang issues o diperensya, kung ito ba ay naipaayos na sa isang mekaniko , kung ito ba ay pick-up sa inyong bahay o meet up sa isang lugar like in a mall, kung ano ang RFS o reason for selling o bakit mo ito ibinebenta  at kung available pa ba o hindi na ang naka-post na ad.

Iyan ang karaniwang mga tanong na kailangan ay malinaw na nakasaad sa message ng iyong OLX post nang sa gayon ay magkaruon nang gabay ang mga mamimili sa iyong mga OLX posts.

Of course bawal na bawal sa OLX ang mga bagay na illegal at fake kaya sa may mga masasamang motibo na makapagbenta ay hindi ito puwede sa OLX dahil sinasala nila nang maigi ang bawat posts dito so OLX  so please beware!

Of course kung puwede kang magbenta puwede ka rin namang bumili o mag BUY sa OLX.

Anything na maisip mong kailangan mo sa iyong buhay ay mayruon sa OLX.

Whether it be foods or gadgets or appliances or cars or pets , even houses and lots and also services like massages , legals , housekeeping , dining , travelling , repairs and what have yous  for sure ay mayruon iyan dito sa OLX.

Ikanga ay anuman ang hanap mo ay nandito sa OLX.

Just type the keyword of the item that you are looking for and hit the search button and in a second ay marami nang items na lalabas base sa keyword na tinype mo.

Ang maganda dito ay puwede mong i-narrow down ang searches mo sa mga lugar or places na accessible sa iyo or kung anong price range lang ang kaya mong bilhin or kung brand new or second hand ang hinahanap mo at marami pang iba.

Ang isa pa ring maganda sa online buying ay puwede kang mamili mula sa pinakamura hanggang sa pinakamahal na item na kailangan mo and yet ay puwede ka pa ring tumawad sa halaga na mapagkakasunduan ninyo ng seller.

Now kapag nakapili ka na ng item na gusto mong bilhin  at nagkasundo na kayo ng seller base sa usapan ninyo ay susunod na ang meet-up o kung saan kayo magkikita o magbabayaran.

Minsan ay pick-up o pupunta mismo sa bahay o opisina mo ang buyer para duon tignan ang produkto o service na ipinost mo.

Minsan naman ay shipping o door to door delivery with corresponding amount in shipping para sa item na ibinebenta mo.

Subalit kadalasan ay  meet-up sa isang place na napagkasunduan ninyo.

Now there are risks involved in here sa meeting-up.

It’s because ay hindi mo kilala personally ang tao na imi-meet mo.

Hindi mo alam ngayon kung siya ba ay serysoso o may intention na manloko o manlamang sa iyo kapalit ng item na ibinebenta mo.

Minsan nga habang papunta ka duon sa meeting place na usapan ninyo ay kakaba-kaba ang iyong puso dahil hindi mo alam ang itsura niya at kung ano ang mangyayari after that.

Maibebenta mo ba ang iyong item in a reasonable price ?

Magugustuhan ba ito ng iyong buyer?

Hindi ba siya magba-backout ?

Sisipot ba siya sa tagpuan?

At ang pinakamahalagang tanong sa lahat ay seryoso ba siya sa kaniyang intention na bilhin ang iyong item?

Maraming agam-agam habang papunta ka sa inyong meeting place.

Subalit ngayon ay hindi na iyan problema dahil ginawan ng paraan ng OLX upang maging safe ang transaction ninyong dalawa bilang BUYER and SELLER ng OLX items.

Ito ay ang  #OLXMeetupHub na nagaganap sa piling mga malls all over the Philippines.

Bisitahin lamang at alamin ang schedules ng kanilang mall meet-ups at duon ay puwede mo nang iset-up ang meeting ninyong dalawa for a safer and more livelier transaction sa pagitan ninyong dalawa.

For the full schedules of the #OLXMeetupHub just go to this page OLX Meetup Hub

For more info please visit this website OLX Yaman and their Facebok page here OLX Facebook

At hindi lang iyan dahil bukod sa venue for a more safer meet-up ay mayruon ding mga games and contests and other fun-filled activities  too na nanduon sa event venue para masalihan ninyo and for you to be entertained while doing your buying and selling transactions.

Oh di ba naman at saan ka pa makakakita nang ganiyang klase ng pampering kundi sa OLX lamang.

Ikaw na ang tinutulungan nilang makabenta , magkapera at yumaman ay ikaw pa ang pina-pamper nila with gifts and entertainments huh. Sa'n ka pa.

For the record ay marami na akong naibenta sa OLX posts ko katulad nang TV , Radio , Speakers , Amplifiers , Cellphones , Tablets , Laptops , Books , and even Lote ay nakabenta ako sa OLX .

Mayruon din akong mga nabili sa OLX na mas mura ang presyo pero quality like Cellphones , Desktops , Sofa Set , Cabinets , Dining Table , Books  at sa mga garage sales na naka-post din sa OLX .  

Nag-avail na din ako ng mga services like Massages , Cleaning and Repair Services.

All in all and so far ay maganda at maayos ang naging mga transactions ko sa OLX with matching pak na pak ganern.

Wala na akong masasabi pa kundi kudos to all the staff and crews and members of OLX Philippines.

Just keep up the good work at nandito kaming mga nakasuporta sa inyo.

So ano pa ang masasabi ko kundi …

…. all together now….


Mabuhay !