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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Poor Metrobank

I'm now counting 3 weeks since my complaint with Metrobank. My payroll account has been deducted P100 each for the month-ends ofAugust and September, and these have not been credited back. October is nearing its end too, so I guess I should expect another P100 service charge.

Maintaining balance for savings ATM is supposed to be P3,000, but since mine is a payroll account, its maintaining balance should only be P100. They probably failed to tag my account as 'payroll', hence these charges recur.

It's just so awesome (or aweful) to note that the country's biggest bank couldn't rectify such a small problem. I had 2 phoned-in complaints and 3 emails. No positive feedback yet. Tsk, tsk, tsk...I just wonder how well or (how worse) they could handle bigger accounts.

Savings accounts are supposed to be there to help us save money for the rainy days. But times have changed. We now see a lot more charges being applied, (that is, if you are keen enough to notice them) and these slowly eat up our hard-earned money.

White Lady or plastic?

Take a look again on this photo in Caleruega. This has a better resolution that would show you how we concluded that the small white image truly resembles a white lady in bridal gown. Yes, it is possible that a hanky or a plastic bag would hang on a bush, but, why "float" and imitate the shape of a bride?

Monday, October 23, 2006

Jollibee's Super Breakfast is just like a mini happy meal, but could help boost your health

Tips for healthy living... just a reminder.

For those who always skip breakfast, you should start kicking that habit now!! You've heard many times that "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Now, recent research confirms that one of the worst practices you can develop may be avoiding breakfast. Why? Because the frequency of heart attack, sudden death, and stroke peaks between 6:00a.m. and noon, with the highest incidence being between 8: 00a.m. and 10:00 a.m. What mechanism within the body could account for this significant jump in sudden death in the early morning hours? :-( We may have an answer .

Platelet, tiny elements in the blood that keep us from bleeding to death if we get a cut, can clump together inside our arteries due to cholesterol or plaque buildup in the artery lining. It is in the morning hours that platelets become the most activated and tend to form these internal blood clots at the greatest frequency. However, eating even a very light breakfast prevents the morning platelet activation that is associated with heart attacks and strokes . :-)

Studies performed at Memorial University in St.Johns, Newfoundland found that eating a light, very low-fat breakfast was critical in modifying the morning platelet activation. Subjects in the study consumed either low-fat or fat-free yogurt, orange juice, fruit, and a source of protein coming from yogurt or fat-free milk.

So if you skip breakfast, it's important that you change this practice immediately in light of this research.Develop a simple plan to eat cereal, such as oatmeal or Bran Flakes, along with six ounces of grape juice or orange juice, and perhaps a piece of fruit . This simple plan will keep your platelets from sticking together, keep blood clots from forming, and perhaps head off a potential heart attack or stroke. So never ever skip breakfast! :-)


P.S. Got your crayons? Go on, print this page and show your artistic powers! Color me up! c",)

Friday, October 20, 2006

PNP Morning Delight

I was headed for a devastating day by starting with a morning mess-up along Blumentritt, fronting CGH. Such a "hambog" chinky-eyed car owner appeared to be more demanding than his mishap victims.

I reached the police station and was delighted to meet a couple of friendly policemen, one of whom went out of his way to help us.

What was destined to be a bad hair day turned out to be a great one, a very good morning, courtesy of the Blumentritt police station.

I have not thanked them much for what they have done, but thinking again... I realized that a simple "thank you" would do. Anyway, it's their duty to serve the people. And so I think I have thanked them enough.

Other policemen and government officials should do the same--serve their countrymen by all means.

And besides, according to my statistics, there is a 90% chance that I would again have an encounter with a policeman in the next 14 days, and with an alpha = 0.05, I am 95% confident that it would not be as pleasant as today's.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Genius Kid! That's me 12 years ago (joke)

Ever solved Rubik's Cube puzzle?... this fast?