Thursday, July 30, 2009

Random thought #3: At the Supermarket --

I'm not sure what the policy is, but I wish people would take the initiative to bag their own groceries when there are no baggers available at the check-out counter.

It will really speed along each person's transaction if the cashier can just punch the items on the register and not have to pause from time to time to bag the items.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Random Thought #2 -- TV Ads

The better title would have been "John Lloyd Cruz" because this is about him.

I really like the Greenwich Overloaded pizza series of commercials. They're clever without being too clever and they're cute without being too cute.

And they're memorable.

And they make you want to order a Greenwich pizza right then and there.

I especially enjoy the Extreme Cheese Overload commercials. Whoever wrote the copy for those ads is a genius. IMHO.

My favorite:
JLC: Hindi tayo tao. Hindi tayo hayop.
BA: Ano tayo?
JLC: Bagay tayo. Bagay na bagay.

Still makes me laugh. =^_^=

(And Seth loves the "Eeeee~ Sobrang cheesy!")

On the other hand, I'm not sure his endorsement of Purefoods hotdogs was a step in the same (read: right) direction.

It's a well-made ad, but I don't know what he contributes to it. (Except his name and his face.) I'm not sure that's his target audience either.

But that's just me. ;-)

Friday, July 24, 2009

You know you married the right guy --

... when he isn't ashamed of dotting the "i" of your name with a tiny heart. =^_^=


Happy 4, dear!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Why I love Bookmooch --

I've been a member of Bookmooch since October 2007 and I've enjoyed every minute of it.

I was able to mooch really amazing books (like some Judith Tarr books for my sister and 2 David Hartwell anthologies in HARDCOVER format) and was able to give away some books that people have been looking for.

I've sent books to as far away as Iran and Zambia (through the local post office -- Philpost And they didn't get lost!) and received books from France, Australia, etc.

The package is part of the fun -- I love getting the stamps and looking at the postmarks from different countries. ^_^

Most recently, I received a mooch from New Caledonia.



I'll probably never get to travel to New Caledonia (or many of the countries I've sent books to and received books from) -- but it makes me smile thinking that someone is reading my book in those countries (Iran and Zambia) and I have a little something of New Caledonia right here in the little, quiet city of Iloilo. ^_^

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Guess what I did last Saturday --

This is what I did in the morning:


And this is what I did that evening:


I was supposed to process our visa for Japan but decided at the last minute to let my aunt's travel agency handle the processing for us.

Which meant I had a ticket to Cebu --

And a chance to spend the day with one of my most favorite people in the world -- my cousin. ^_^

I arrived at around 930 and my cousin's hubby picked me up at the airport. We went to Banilad Town Center where we met my cousin and my nephew at Gymboree.

She then took me pasalubong shopping at Leona's (for their AMAZING Carrot Walnut Loaf) and Cafe George (for their ADDICTING Banana Loaf).

Lunch was at Spice Fusion. It surprised me that my cousin's hubby asked us to make reservations, considering it was lunch -- but when I tried the food and saw the crowd coming in, I understood the need.

Must, must try: The Roti (I actually ordered 2 and brought it back to Iloilo), the super crunchy Singapore Chicken and everything else on the menu.

My cousin and I spent the early part of the afternoon at their house and we just talked while I figured out how I was going to bring home all of my purchases (on Go-Lite) --

This was my favorite part of my visit -- I got to catch up with my cousin and was able to ask for her thoughts on some concerns I have. (My cousin is really great about giving advice.)

Our last stop was Fullybooked where I promised myself that I would only buy 3 books (1 for me, 1 for my sister and 1 for Johann) -- I ended up buying about 6 books. Hahaha!

Then it was time to go back to the airport for my flight home.

BEST DAY I've had in a while.

* * *

This is how much I've changed --

I pride myself with being good about time.

I'm always arrive promptly at events and whatnot.

For my trip going, I arrived at the airport at 815am for a 905am flight and was the last person to check in.

For my trip coming back, I arrived at the airport just in time for the last call for confirmed ticket holders on my flight. (The porter helping me with my box had to run to the counter to tell them not to close.)

* * *

And, yes --

Johann and I have tickets to Tokyo in September.

Just in time for the Tokyo Game Show.

We're also going to Tokyo Disneyland and Sega Joypolis.

And, yes -- I am gloating. =^_^=