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22 January 2016

Punta Tatay - Godaddy Now Speaks in Filipino

Just got an e-mail from GoDaddy saying that Godaddy can now be read in Filipino!
I've been a loyal customer of Godaddy for over 15 years and I've been used to using Godaddy in English (and currency in US Dollars). I was curious to check out the Filipino version of the site and it's not just the text that's in Filipino, but they also provide local phone numbers for customer service.  And there's a mobile number too!

So what are you waiting for?  Puna na kay Tatay!

22 August 2015

Colorful Smiling Parrots

"Whenever I see your smiling face, I have to smile myself..."
(Parrots at Jurong Bird Park in Singapore)

17 August 2015

An Ode to Direct Tweeting

141 and Beyond.
I never thought that I would see
A tweet longer than 140.
RT then send a DM to me,
So you can say more in intimacy.

What am I talking about?  This.
Removing the 140-character limit from Direct Messages

05 August 2015

Ode To Piper

Rowdy he is, Piper he be
He's the wrestler everyone wants to see
Checkered kilt he dress
Hot Rod's always ready to mess
Thank you for all the years of being your best.
- Tribute to WWE's Hall of Famer Roddy Piper. 
Rest in Peace.

28 May 2015

There's Always a Reason To Have a Sale

We live near a mall and almost every weekend, we see the mall put out their huge SALE letters. And they always find a way to come up with a theme or reason to say there's a sale.  Actually, if you go to a mall, chances are you'll find a sale somewhere somehow.  And usually they brand the type of sale.

You have your typical major holiday sales like:
  • Christmas Sale
  • Easter Sale
  • New Year Sale
  • Chinese New Year Sale
  • Anniversary Sale
Then you have your seasonal sales like:
  • Summer Sale
  • End of Summer Sale
  • Mid Season Sale
  • Rainy Day Sale
  • Back To School Sale
  • Graduation Sale
  • Labor Day Sale
  • Halloween Sale
Then you have the family themes like:
  • Mother's Day Sale
  • Father's Day Sale
  • Grandparent's Day Sale
  • Kid's Sale
  • Women's Month Sale
  • Men's Month Sale
Then you have some product themes like:
  • Fashion Sale
  • Health and Beauty Sale
  • Shoes and Bags Sale
  • Our Home Sale
  • Member's Only Sale
Then there's the time based themes like:
  • Limited Time Offer Sale
  • Closing Sale
  • Clearance Sale
  • Only While Supplies Last Sale
  • 1 Day Sale
  • 2 Day Sale
  • 3 Day Sale
Then you also have combinations of different themes like:
  • Women Wednesdays Sale
  • Fashion Summer Sale
  • End of Season Finale Sale
  • One Day Shoes and Bags Sale
  • The Big South Sale
Then there are just some that are straight to the point like:
  • HUGE Sale
  • BIG Sale
  • GREAT BIG Sale
  • BIG BIG BIG SALE
  • Everything's on SALE

What's your favorite sale?  What's the strangest kind of sale you've encountered?

19 May 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama is NOW on Twitter!

U.S. President Barack Obama finally gets his own Twitter account, and that's @POTUS.  What does that stand for?  President Of The United States!
The account though is not new as the handle Twitter handle @POTUS was created in June 2013, almost 2 years before it ever got used.
In less than 24 hours, around 1.6 Million people started following @POTUS.  His 1st tweet also received over 226K retweets and 301K favorites.
With the astonishing number of engagements and followers in the hundreds of thousands,  it would be surprising to see people mentioning @POTUS.  But who's the very 1st person @POTUS replies to?  Unexpectedly, it was to @BillClinton who asked if the @POTUS Twitter handle gets handed down to the next U.S. President.  From a social media standpoint, this tweet is a brillant way of the Clintons' capitalizing from the surge of @POTUS social media traffic and making their presence known.

While @BillClinton does pose a legitimate question since Preisdent Obama's presidency is soon to end, it does so in a very wittingly way especially using the hashtag #askingforafriend as a subtle (and clever) way for referring to @HillaryClinton.
  @POTUS replies and tries to be witty too asking if anyone is interested in the @FLOTUS account which stands for First Lady of the United States.

To read more about this historical moment on Twitter, check these out:

11 May 2015

Chili's LampArt


Lamp and a sample of its menu oh so long ago

08 May 2015

Conserve, Converse...Reserve, Reverse

Whenever I type the word "conversation" I accidentally type "conservation." What words do you usually mistype too?

06 May 2015

Cebu Pacific in Singapore

Cebu Pacific flight awaiting boarding in Changi Airport, Singapore

25 April 2015

What is ketchup diversity?

This is.


16 April 2015

#ThrowbackThursdays: Marina Bay Sands in 2010

Throwback: Marina Bay Sands in Singapore was still under construction in 2010.

13 April 2015

I've Been To The Most Beautiful Starbucks Branch in the Philippines!

Our family went on a road trip in Tagaytay last week to visit Caleruega Church as one of our Visita Iglesia churches for the year.   Since there was a lot of people going to the popular church on a hill, it took us a while to get there and get back on the road back to Tagaytay.
The entrance. Seats are one floor below with door leading to the garden facing Taal.
We were hoping to stop by somewhere for a break and we already had lunch at Bag of Beans so we were looking for somewhere else to stop over.  Then suddenly, we found a cozy new place which had only one establishment open, Starbucks!   This is the 4th Starbucks branch I know of in Tagaytay, but what sets this branch apart from the others is the astonishing view and very wide veranda area one floor down with a spectacular view of Taal.   The interiors of this branch are elegant and classy.  It doesn't look like your typical Starbucks branch.
While you're in line, this is what you'll see.
One thing that impressed me is even the barista's view while mixing drinks is a specatcular photo-like panoramic view of Taal.  This surely would add to the barista's concocting inspiration.

Eventually, when other establishments here would open, the back side with the view would also be shared.  But for now, Starbucks customers enjoy a very long stretch of a garden to roam around and find several Instagram-worthy locations.

breath-taking view of Taal from Starbucks
And to confirm how impressed I was with the location, interior of this Starbucks branch, I find out that ABS-CBN posted an article considers this branch to be the Most Beautiful Starbucks Branch in the Philippines.

This branch is located at Twin Lakes, along the main highway at Tagaytay-Nasugbu road, Alfonso, Cavite.  This is the farthest Starbucks branch in Tagaytay if coming from Manila and is a few minutes away from the Batangas border but very well worth visiting.
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