Friday, December 12, 2008

no pen needed

by year 2010, your green philippine passport will no longer be acknowledged even if its not yet expired. so for those who are planning to get a US or Schengen visa (which is usually valid for many years) you may want to have your passports renewed first. 

the new passport looks like this

its now machine-readable and the data are NOT anymore handwritten

applying for the new passport is easy. just go to passport direct website and follow the instructions. you may opt to use their door to door pick-up and delivery service for a hassle free procedure. it will only cost you Php1,300. however, you will still be required to make a personal appearance at DFA once your papers are ready. don't worry, once you applied through the door to door policy, your exact schedule will be announced and you will save a lot of time from waiting in line. 

last wednesday, the whole family was scheduled to appear at the DFA office. since i was still bed resting, i was not able to go... anyway, dave came home with a teeny weeny rant. 

before entering the DFA compound, a vendor approached and told them that they will be needing pens inside. since they did not bring any, the happy vendor was able to make business with them: one pen each. so they went inside, waited for their turn, signed some papers, print their thumb marks and done... the ballpen was not used at all! the funny thing was the ballpen transactions happened in front of a posh-looking guard (those wearing barongs instead of the regular uniforms). that manong gurad did not even bother to shoo-away the vendors and let them fool the people. i bet part of the profit goes to this manong guard. i know its just a pen but the thought of blatantly deceiving other people for money disturbs me. so people, you DO NOT NEED to buy a pen for your appearance. 

Friday, December 5, 2008

SALE Alert!

warehouse sale from Thursday, 11 December 2008 to Sunday, 21 December 2008 
at the Agility Center (Ninoy Aquino Avenue, Paranaque City)

register here

Christmas Kidz Kraze 2008
Up to 80% Off on Branded Toys, Clothes & Shoes
Warehouse Sale @ Libis

Date: November 14-15, 21-22, 28-30, and December 5-7, 12-14, and 19-23, 2008
Time: 9AM to 6PM (Saturday & Sunday), 1pm to 6pm (Weekdays)
Cash Basis Only

Telephone Number: +632 743 1658
Creative Trade Center Compound
#6 Calle Industria St. Bagumbayan, Quezon City

Natori Factory Sale plus bit of Luxury Sale
15 Comet, Bel Air 2, Makati City
Friday, 12 December 2008
2pm to 8pm
Saturday, 13 December 2008 and Sunday, 14 December 2008
10am to 8pm
Shop for: Cocktail Dresses, Lingerie, Evening wear, Bejeweled bags, Leather bags, Reasort wear, Casual wear, Sports wear, Active wear, Shoes, Accessories

Available brands: NATORI, BCBGMax Azaria, Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Diane Von Furstenberg, Max Mara, Miu Miu, Bebe, Burburry, Missoni, Dior, Blu Marine Herve Leger Gucci, Kate Spade Tory Burch, Manolo Blahnik, Prada, Bamboo Path Loungewear, Juicy Couture, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Balenciaga, Valentino and more.

You can contact Carissa for more information at the following numbers, 0917 8588905 / 8443396.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Dec. 5-8, 2008. Scholastic Book Fairs Warehouse, #70 C. Raymundo Ave., Rosario, Pasig City. 

Dec. 2-5, 2008. Scholastic-Grolier Head Office, 27F Pacific Star Bldg., Makati Ave. cor. G. Puyat Ave. Makati City

2 Crabs for 2 Years

last week, dave & i celebrated our 2nd year wedding anniversary... since i was still feeling a little sick, we decided to have a simple celebration... we headed to rockwell for crustasia and ordered crabs to our delight! we had 2 crabs, 1 kilo each....

the new roasted garlic crab

our all time fave singaporean black pepper crab
our simot table

Ground Level, R1
Power Plant Mall
Rockwell Drive cor. Estrella St.
Makati, Metro Manila
Phone Number: (63 2) 728-5463, (63 2) 631-3857

after our overeating, we saw twilight...such a great movie! now i really want to read the book!