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  1. Alexandoy

    Blocking your account when you sign up for Facebook

    Whenever I would come across a nasty post what I usually do is to report the post to Facebook. The poster would be suspended for a week or so but when there are several reports of the misdemeanor then maybe Facebook would ban the member. There are community rules and regulations that Facebook is...
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    Our cctv is acting up

    There are times that our cctv would reset and boot again. The installer said that the hard disk may be full already so it needs to be formatted. Maybe I should replace the hard disk with a bigger capacity so it can last long without hassle. But now what I see is the need because the hard disk is...
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    I opened another bank account

    I need to set aside money for my old age so I opened a bank account for that. It is nice to think that I have the money now and all I need to do is to set aside for my old age. Now I feel good with my budget. There is a bank account for the household needs and there is also the bank account for...
  4. Alexandoy

    The young sugar apple is fruiting already

    Less than 2 years old when I planted but the sugar apple in our front yard is already fruiting. In fact, I had already harvested 1 fruit the other day. It was very sweet but not really big enough to satisfy my craving. The small fruits may grow bigger. I had injected some organic fertilizer on...
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    The e-bike is getting more popular in residential villages

    I have noticed the popularity of the electronic bike in residential villages. Instead of taking the tricycle as the main public transport for residents of villages, more people are using the e-bike. One driver of the tricycle said that their income was diminished due to the e-bikes because less...
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    The time deposit in banks earn very little interest

    As a favor to a close friend, I invested the equivalent of $20k to the Time Deposit in their bank. Oh, the interest is paltry and not really substantial at all. Compared to the profit that I earn from stock trading, the interest in the Time Deposit is chicken feed or peanuts. Maybe the central...
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    Giveaways for a birthday party

    There is an upcoming birthday in the family and the wish is to have giveaways for the well-wishers. My suggestion is the cloth tote bag which is universal in usage. Do not think of a mug. No matter how good the design of the mug, it is not good because no one is going to use the mug. For one, I...
  8. Alexandoy

    The annoying Anti-money laundering rules

    The other day I went to the bank to withdraw a big sum of money. I was surprised when the bank teller asked me for what purpose I was withdrawing money. What would I do with the money? By golly, isn't that intruding on my personal life already? I said that I will buy something. The teller asked...
  9. Alexandoy

    The ceiling gave way

    Due to the incessant rains the downspout got clogged and some rainwater entered the ceiling of our terrace. The plywood crumpled and some parts got detached. It is not easy to replace the ceiling plywood because it needs a skilled carpenter. Since we have visitors on Friday so I had to do the...
  10. Alexandoy

    The workshop for movie-making

    The Film Academy of the Philippines will be having a workshop for those interested in making movies. That starts with the story-writing and script writing. The learning includes camera and photography, directing, sound and film editing and other disciplines in the movie industry. Not included is...
  11. Alexandoy

    The love for family has its limitations

    It is natural for us to love our family. However, the best advice I got when I was younger was to put a limitation to the love for the family. It is yourself that you should give the highest priority. Sometimes we overdo the help and assistance that we give to our parents and siblings and maybe...
  12. Alexandoy

    Finding a great dentist

    You are right to ask about a dentist in the area. I had experienced that too when I moved to this village that we now live. When my dentures got broken it was panic time for me because I do not know any dentist around. What I did was to check on the directory of our village. I was lucky to find...
  13. Alexandoy

    A big dog is offered to me

    In my previous post, I said that I wouldn't want to have a pet dog again. What a coincidence because yesterday I got a call from an old friend. His dog had litter and he was offering me one puppy. Oh boy, that is a pure bred husky with papers. Yeah, an expensive puppy and a big one. But I stood...
  14. Alexandoy

    A wrist watch is not worth a gift

    A friend who came home from working abroad told me that she bought an expensive wrist watch for her daughter. It was an extravagant gift costing around $5,000 which is already a fortune in our country. Well, as I said to her, that gift is not worth the money because the wrist watch is already...
  15. Alexandoy

    The food coupon is here

    Next week is the start of the test for the food stamps (or coupon) for the poor and the unemployed. I don't conform but the government thinks that being kind to the citizens will at least do some good with the money instead of going to senseless projects. The food stamp can be availed if you...
  16. Alexandoy

    The smart tv is very expensive and not worth it

    A friend recently bought a smart tv that costs double that of an ordinary tv. He said that the smart tv is like a tablet or phone that is connected to the internet and that the screen is interactive. That's a good innovation. However, I do not go for the cost which I find exorbitant. Besides, I...
  17. Alexandoy

    Rainy season brings more discounts of resorts

    Most of the popular beach and swimming pool resorts near Manila are giving big discounts. Why so? It is the start of the rainy season which is considered an off season for local tourists. For me, the discounts are good but one must remember that the rainy season usually rains. Picnics are not a...
  18. Alexandoy

    Video games for the kids

    I have noticed that some kids are so engrossed on video games. A friend defended that video games for kids are worthwhile which affords them to leave their toddler to the mercy of the gadget. Isn't it funny that when the tv came out in the 1960s they called it the "idiot box" because kids who...
  19. Alexandoy

    Beware of cheap health cards

    Once there was a time that I subscribed to a health card offer which was quite cheap. After a few months I decided to have a checkup in order to test the health card that I bought. Whoa, the health card was not accepted by hospitals and big clinics. That was the time I discovered that the health...
  20. Alexandoy

    No more new pet for us

    When our female dog died last month, I had the resolve to stop having new dogs. It is so painful to lose a beloved pet. The grief still lingers until now. We still have one dog left, we call him Pipoy, a hyperactive pug that is lovable. He is also 11 years old like Barbie who was the most recent...
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