Monday, February 18, 2008

Postcards Galore!

I've finally come around to scanning my postcards over the weekend. These are just the postcards which I've received as member of the great Postcard Crossing Project, Postcrossing; so they're not my complete collection yet. But it's a start. Can't wait to upload my coin and stamp collection as well; just need to find the time.


After leading the pack for several weeks in the Amazing Race Asia 2, Marc & Rovilson finished with a very disappointing 3rd place at the very last leg. The Chong sisters, Pamela & Vanessa, finished at 2nd place and Adrian & Collin finished 1st place and went on to win the $100,000 cash prize. So much for my fearless forecast. Oh well, guess I'll just have to wait for the next season and hope that there are strong contenders for the Philippine team.

If you missed the season finale or wanna see the episode highlights, click here.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Racing to the No. 1 Spot

I've been religiously following The Amazing Race Asia so I'm excited to know who will emerge the victorious team when the finale airs on Thursday. During the early parts of the race, the strong contender was the tandem of Marc and Rovilson (Philippine team) but at this point, it's really anyone's ballgame.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Going gaga over Matchbox Twenty

So I bought their new CD, Exile on Mainstream, and decided to visit their site. It was bustling with activity! There's News about the band's interviews, guestings and tour schedule; Links to the bands MySpace and YouTube channel; the Forum is brimming with fan's postings; the Store is packed with MB20 merchandise and the Bio is updated with the band's story of how they were able regroup and come up with their latest album.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Salon Globalization

In preparation for my walk down the aisle next month, I decided that I should get a hair rebond treatment. I did it last week and availed of the services of Tony & Jackey Salon Timog Branch. I went there on a Saturday at around 4pm and the place was packed with Koreans and Non-Koreans alike. I also noticed that all the hairstylists are Koreans so I heaved a sigh of relief when I saw that all the assistants are Filipinos; I figured that it would be easier to communicate to the Korean hairstylist with the Filipino assistant acting as mediator. The receptionist is also Filipino so I went up to her and asked how much for a haircut and hair rebond. She told me that the hair rebond would be P3000 (around $75 with the current conversion rate) using the Korean brand of hair chemicals and P5000 using the L'Oreal brand. Haircut would already be included in the charge. Given that haircut alone costs P500, I figured that P2500 for my hair length (shoulder-length) is reasonable enough so I told her that I'll get the Korean brand treatment and have my hair cut by Shine.

Friday, February 1, 2008

PayPal Now Allows You to Withdraw Funds to Your Philippine Bank Account

This is an answered prayer for all Filipinos who have been trying their hand at making money online. Just last year, PayPal opened up receiving funds for Philippine-based PayPal users and enabled withdrawal to credit card accounts but this new addition to the PayPal services available for Filipinos is way much better. More good news is that there is no charge for withdrawal amounts over P7000 while withdrawal amounts less than P7000 will incur a nominal (and very minimal, I may say) fee of P50. For more information and step-by-step instructions, click here.