On online shopping and unknown callers

Ever since I started my online shop, Pink Fortune, I get to receive text messages from unknown numbers of prospective buyers. Naturally, I gladly entertained all their inquiries for me to have a successful transaction with them. Online shopping in the Philippines is still at an early stage because a lot of people are still hesitant to use their credit cards online and are still not comfortable of having to wait for their items to be delivered via courier. Albeit the comfort online shopping brings, a lot of consumers prefer to shop in the malls or have them delivered via COD. Some marketing strategies can be sometimes annoying too like calling you and offering you to buy their items. A friend tried to report telemarketers once to PLDT but to no avail. Another reason that hinders online shopping in the Philippines to soar is due to scammers. I need not elaborate on those sellers in Multiply who turned out to be scammers because it’s been happening for years now. As a seller, I have my fair share of scammers online. Yes, even online sellers can be scammed and harrassed.

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Camp Sabros Zip Line and other zip lines in Davao

Last week, my husband Jeff and our outdoor group, PHINOE, conquered the highest mountain in the Philippines, Mt. Apo. As a sidetrip, they checked out Camp Sabros which is very near the jump-off point of Mt. Apo. I wish I was with Jeff at Camp Sabros because I really wanted to try zip lining since it was featured on TV. Jeff decided to capture his zip line experience to show me. This is one great experience I want to try once I set foot in Davao… see for yourself!

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Marian Rivera vs. Karylle as Blue Water Day Spa endorser

Marian Rivera and Karylle
Marian Rivera and Karylle

News were circulating around the web on 2 female celebrities, Marian Rivera and Karylle. No, the issue does not involve Dingdong Dantes. Apparently, Karylle replaced Marian Rivera as the new endorser of Blue Water Day Spa. Due to a lot of talks and allegations on different Marian Rivera fansites and forums, Mr. Francis Simisim of Blue Water Day Spa released an official statement regarding this matter:

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The Simpsons stamps goes on sale on May 7, 2009

The Simpsons stamps
The Simpsons stamps

Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie can now arrive in your mail! The Simpsons is America’s newest postage stamps. They will be available online on May 7, 2009 but the USPS sites accepts pre-orders. The designs on the 44-cent first-class stamps were designed by The Simpsons creator, Matt Groening. This is a treat for The Simpsons fans out there!

You can also vote for your favorite Simpsons stamp here.

Visita Iglesia and The President’s Tea House

I spent Maundy Thursday together with Nanay visiting churches or what they call Visita Iglesia. This is a popular tradition in the Philippines during Maundy Thursday, during which people will visit church/churches and do the Way of the Cross or Stations of the Cross. This is done to recall the sufferings of Jesus Christ during the last few hours of His death.

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How to join Pinoy Bingo Night?

Pinoy Bingo Night

Pinoy Bingo Night (image from abs-cbn.com)

Pinoy Bingo Night is the newest game show in ABS-CBN hosted by Ms. Kris Aquino. After the success of her former show, Deal or No Deal, here she comes with another game show that will surely be enjoyed by Filipinos, the Pinoy Bingo Night. Grand Prize is 2 million pesos, aside from that, each studio players/Bingoers can win 50 thousand pesos each if they win.

I enjoy playing Bingo and I also enjoy watching the show. Guess what, I registered online for me to join, winning 50 thousand pesos is not that bad!

Here’s how to join Pinoy Bingo Night:

Thru text:

Text PBN[space]Last name,First name/Age/Gender/Address and send to 2366

Example: PBN Jolie,Angelina/30/female/123 Bingo St., Quezon City

send to 2366

Php 2.50/txt for Globe, TM, Smart,Talk and Text

Php 2.00/txt for Sun Cellular

Thru online registration:

Go to http://pbn.abs-cbn.com/. Fill out the necessary fields and click register.

Note: Open only to participants in the Philippines. Only valid registrations from the Philippines will be accepted.

I switched! Blogspot to WordPress migration

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I am happy to announce that http://badudets.blogspot.com/ is now https://www.badudets.com/. I’ve been contemplating about it since November of last year, but I don’t know where to start on getting my own domain and web hosting. Some advices I got from the comments is to get a Filipino web host so that communication during site downtimes is easier. Besides, let us support our own Filipino web hosts because I believe Pinoys are one of the best web hosts in the world. My other dilemma at that time was on how I will move my blog from Blogspot to WordPress. I love Blogspot because it’s free but a lot of bloggers swears by WordPress for the endless things that you can do on your blog. And guess what, I’m a WordPress convert now! My decision was influenced by Earth and Mommy Ruby who promised that the migration will be easy as pie, and for a technically-challenged person like me, that’s all I need to hear.

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