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Here’s something which is based on a surprisingly real story which happened long ago Somewhere in Ilocos. No offense meant to all the Ilocanos. If you’re offended, go get a sense of humor. 😀

 

 

Long ago within the Ilocos Norte Irrigation System. The Irrigation Service Fee (ISF) was due to be collected and the collector was going around asking farmers to pay up.

Without his knowing, a newlywed couple (farmers) were having a slight marital bout. Both were being too lazy to even set the table for lunch (maghain). The wife insisted that the husband set the table while the husband insisted otherwise. To settle the argument, they agreed on a bet. The first one to say a single word would set the table up.

Both agreed and were keeping silent as the ISF collector arrived.

“Tao po!” called out the collector. He repeated hoping someone would answer. Hearing no reply, he looked around for signs if the couple was there or not. He noticed the front door and the windows were open so he figured they’re home. He called out again but still, no one answered. A neighbour passed be and told him the couple was home and that he should go to the door so they’d hear him so he did just that.

He called out again hoping for a response. Everything was still silent. Suddenly, he heard something move. He got nervous. Someone might be having a heart attack or something so he went in to help.

To his surprise, he saw the newlywed couple sitting down in separate corners of the room. Not moving, not even flinching. Puzzled, he attempted to talk to them. Then just looked at him. He went to check on them and see if they’re ok. He checked for pulses and waved his hand in front of each just to check if they were unconscious.

Really puzzled, he stood up scratching his head. He took a long look at the farmer. Everything seemed to be alright but he wasn’t moving.

Then he took a nice long look at the wife. She was in the same state as the farmer… but she looked HOT.

He moved closer to the farmer’s wife. Took a closer look. Something was taking over him so he tried undressing her. She did not flinch. He took a look at the farmer but he was just looking. He did not flinch. He went on. He fully undressed her and was finding it too hard to hold back. (parts censored but I know you get it. Hehehe.)

He finished with the deed with the farmer still looking. Having realized what he has done, he got nervous. He took a look at the girl and her eyes were teary. He looked at the farmer and his eyes were furious. The collector hurriedly dressed up and left.

Right after the collector closed the door, The farmer wasn’t able to hold himself. Furious, he shouted at the wife. “Walanghiya ka! Taksil!”

Then the wife replied “Nyahahaha! Ikaw maghahain!”

According to Globe Customer Support, we cannot register to SUPERSURF due to some TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

They said they are so sorry for any conveniences and are trying to get it fixed ASAP.

The service is supposed to be up and running again as soon as it is fixed.

 

 

On a more analytical tone, the same happened last time where loyal Globe Tattoo users were not able to register to the said Promo due to some “Technical Difficulties” which they promised to handle soon. Luckily, the problem was solved soon enough but with yours truly, another problem presented itself.

Just as the rest of the Globe Tattoo community resumed their everyday online activities with the return of the SUPERSURF Promo, Yours truly was still unable to register and a different message was sent back every time I tried. When I contacted Customer Support, they informed me that my account (Sim Card/Mobile Number) was suspended from Promos due to some allegations of illegal activities and was being investigated by the Technical Team. The suspension was due to be automatically lifted after a month.

Knowing my basic rights, I stressed out to them that I understood they have to take certain measures with such cases but they could have at least informed me that my account had such violations instead of me guessing what happened. Furthermore, I am very sure I did not do anything illegal with my account but I do recall I was vigilant back then regarding the reporting of any problems and difficulties in using their promos and services.

The events that had transpired led me to believe that they (the Technical Team) were just getting back at the customers who were “Hard to Please” and were only wanting to get “the Full Globe Experience”. (As for me, I did get the “Full Globe Experience”. Hehehe.)

 

 

I write this report in hope that something gets done about this. Not just the Technical difficulties but also the team that does these subtle harassments to customers. You are a company who sells your services. If a consumer doesn’t get what is due, by all means, the consumer has the right to tell you.

I was forced to change SIM because of this so I could easily resume my online life. I found it not feasible for me to wait a month before I could resume. I’d like to stress out that “My account was supposed to have been unbanned within the last week of July but the Promo was (supposedly) about to end after six days.”

After that, they extended the promo up to the end of September, which is a good thing. But now, nearing the end of August, the same thing happened. And as I was unable to hold myself back, I asked Globe Technical Support about it.

Now, I’m only waiting ’til they suspended my account again then the cycle could continue.

I thought my posts have been rather depressing as of late so I thought I’d post something with a lighter tone. Something easier to digest. Something classic and has been effective through the times. Don’t worry, it has been proven effective . . at least to those who haven’t heard it yet. But it’s still effective to some who’s already heard of it.

 

Here goes.

 

Two drinking buddies in a Rural area was walking home after a long night’s booze fest. They were merrily walking each other home while singing their favourite tunes. Good thing no one was awake to listen since it was most probably the most deadliest videoke tune of all. (Too deadly, they had to scrape it off from every song book I could find nowadays. Plainly, they were both sh!t-faced drunk and they’re having a blast.

On the middle of the way, they saw a pile of brown molten stuff on the ground. “Look a pile of Chocolate!” Exclaimed one. “No, you dimwit. That’s a pile of turd.” Replied the other.

Wanting to prove himself, the one who claims it was chocolate dipped a finger onto it then took a taste and then announced that it was indeed chocolate and that he was right. Puzzled, the other drinking buddy did the same then told the other guy that is was sh!t.

Still wanting to prove himself, he took another taste and kept insisting it was chocolate. The other followed suit then insisted he was still right. That it was sh!t.

This went on until everything was gone and none was left.

To the surprise of the other, one finally said, “Dude, I’m afraid you were right. It is shit.”

The good news is: My wife can’t live without Facebook so she supports the sustenance of the Net Fund. I’m feasibly online again! Wooh!

 

The bad news is: Globe is acting up again. (I Was gonna post a “Dear Globe entry but I just found that my MS Word’s photo insertion function ain’t really compatible with free WordPress so I’ll edit it first) Looks like I’ll have to stick to burst mode (posting updates in a successive manner to save airtime, See post: The Fighting Temptations for further details) when it comes to updates and stuff. Can’t waste more than 5 pesos. Hehehe.

What’s wrong with these pictures???

 

First, I was trying to register to SUPERSURF 220 and this is the message I received:

 

Then I checked if I was stupid enough to forget I was registered so I sent SUPERSURF STATUS to 8888. This was the reply:

 

Hoping this was just a minor glitch in the system, I tried to register again by sending SUPERSURF220 to 8888 and this was the reply:

 

Any hope this will be fixed? It would really be great if we avoid all this nonsense and stupidity so we could all go on with our lives. I’d love to call your customer support hotline but the last series or times I tried to get support from them, my account got suspended for some suspicions of illegal activity. I had to change sim cards just so I could continue using SuperSurf.

 

But this all just reminds me that you are experiencing technical difficulties. I understand that. But since when was selling us another product with a separate price tag the solution? Yes, your agents visited my wife back home earlier today… Twice! Yes, she’s too hot, two agents had to take a look at the risk of dog bite.

And they had to come when I wasn’t around. Are they thinking they could dupe my wife into buying?

What was that? . . Oh, It’s 4G! Kewl! Good for you. Ahh, it boasts to have “no congestion”. So you do admit you do have congestion in your 3G products. Very honest Dude! But that would sound much more accurate if you printed “No Congestion YET” onto the pamphlets. Yep, that would’ve been sweet.

Seriously, do you think all your customers are stupid?

 

 

Sincerely,

 

A customer who is at the edge of moving to Sun/Bayantel

 

P.S. If only you’d refund me the for the 995 pesos I paid for your “plug-it”. I’d really appreciate that.

I find it hard every time I get tempted to go out at night. There are times I’d stay awake up to 5am not being able to work for lack of focus. I knew I needed to unwind but I simply lack the funds. Sadly, there are levels of stress wherein the simple pleasures would not suffice. When within these levels, you bring out the big guns.

The worst part of it is the financial crisis I’ve been stuck to. I can’t just squander everything every time I get the urge to do so. It may have been a good thing that I was able to go out last Saturday night. My employer just informed me that I’d get paid as soon as she gets the next batch of project funds and that the next batch isn’t coming soon. LMAO! At least I had a short “Fun Run”. Hahaha.

I guess I’ll be stuck playing Sims 3 for long nights to come while hoping that sleep would finally come to me. It ain’t that bad. Maybe I’ll finally consider applying that nude patch I downloaded. 😀

Oh, by the way, since it’s a critical phase in the crisis, I’ll have to give up my net fund and just send out updates in bursts. I’m using MS Word anyway so it won’t be that hard. If I have all updates for the day lined up, it wouldn’t take 15 minutes for me to upload them and the remaining time would be enough to reply to some posts.

That way, I could minimize my Net spending to 5 pesos a day. 😛

Right now, I’ve jacked my lappy into the office network so that problem would have to wait ’til later tonight. Hahaha!

 

 

Sensei> Looks like C3 would have to wait. Sorry.

-=K=-> Don’t worry, I still have many rewards points saved up so I’ll just use that for my unli. Hahaha. By the way, the wife just saw your Bieber Karaoke Blog Entry and requested a dance number. ROTFLMAO! Do you see now why I sometimes think she has lesbian tendencies? Lol!

Just as things were starting to look up, something like this had to happen.

As if the Family name hasn’t been tainted enough, here comes a new @$$h0l3 to ruin the Family name to the worst extent possible. I don’t wanna ask how things could get worse since I don’t really want to see that happening.

This is a petition to all those who share the common Family name. Please, just consider not dealing further ruin to our name. Let’s try to be more responsible about what we think and do. The rest of us just wants to keep living in our decent ways. If you want to make idiots out of yourselves, don’t drag us down with you.

Imagine how many kids there are in Public Schools sharing the same name we use. Starting tomorrow, these kids will be branded “killer” with full intent of mockery. How is that doing any good? By my experience, I become what they call me or how they treat me. If they’ve been treating me like a monster, I’ll become a monster so they get what they’re wishing for. If the kid is weak, he might consider living under a rock or something.

To the ones lucky enough not to share the same name, I ask of you this simple favour. Please understand that the recent actions were carried out by just one Mendoza. Other people sharing the same Family name are most probably not even remotely related. Some might be very distantly related but that’s that.

Please do not incorporate anyone else to the crime. I know that from this day forth, whenever you hear or read the familiar Family Name, you will remember the horror that was last night. But please consider this.

We are all people. Of flesh and blood. Names are just labels. Don’t be a D!ck.

And just when you need it the most, it dies on you!!!

I happened to be in the office all day and I was still in the bus on my way home when all the action happened. This is the only time I regret not having purchased a TV-Phone. Dang!

So, here’s the catch: I arrived home when the action just got finished. People are already dead. All they’re flashing on the News are patients being sent to the ER.

That’s definitely not what I want to know. So I turn to the next best thing: Inquirer.net

As I was reading the earlier details, my internet suddenly acted up again!!! I got like 1.4 MBPS when I booted up. Why does it suck too much to the point of being worthless right now?

C’mon, Globe, gimme a break! I pay you so I won’t have to buy a newspaper every friggin’ day. When I need you the most, you diss me. I don’t deserve this!

Do you ever notice how after the hangover, you think to yourself something like “Why oh why did I have to burn all that money in that short of a time?” or “Woah! I downed ___ bottles?”

What’s puzzling me was that my hangover lasted for a day. It usually lasts only half a day at most. Now I’m thinking “That’s it! That’s the last time I drink GSM Blue.” Trust me, it feels just like water once your tongue gets used to it. Plus, if we were drinking the plain old 80 proof GSM, I wouldn’t have gone out afterwards.

Why am I like this? I find it disturbing everytime I drink and not have my fill. Maybe that’s why I’d rather not drink than drink only little amounts. Maybe that’s why cocktails are just juice to me.

But considering everything that happened since Saturday, it was still worth it. (Except for the GSM Blue. That was the culprit. I’m sure of it.) I’ve finally seen the insides of C3.

Plus I find it weird that my wife was extra sweet yesterday. Is she happy about me having a monster Hangover? Weird but it’s ok… I guess.

 

 

I may have forgotten to mention this earlier but after C3, I still went to a former hang-out of mine to see how things are doing. I must’ve been really stoned since I only finished one bottle then went home.

What I find disturbing is this: I proved to myself that alcohol, especially beer, when taken too much affects vision. The angel that mommy Brenda was pushing onto me wasn’t that hot before. I just knew it. . . But my eyes were deceiving me. She looked HOT!!! Now that was weird.

There are times when I get too bored to do anything that I just stay in my hole and rot in there while trying to pass time playing “The Sims 3”. On the occasional, I get the seldom visit from friends and wife’s family. Last night, my brother in law stopped by for a drink. I suggested we go out (since I’ve been holed up for too long) but he opted to drink at my home instead.

Since I knew his alcohol tolerance level is way lower than mine and since he insisted in drinking something hard, I had my wife buy me a bottle of GSM Blue. I had some tequila whiskey and vodka in reserve but I think it’d be too strong for him at 80 to 90 proof. I got surprised when I noticed the GSM Blue was only 65 proof.

I was doomed. I can’t drink and not get my fix or else I might end up sleepless and I might do stupid stuff like what happened many times before. My wife knew about this so I warned her that if it happened, I’d have to get my fix somewhere else. She knew my drinking habits so she agreed.

We drank until about 11pm while watching “Kickass” on the lappy and I could tell my brother in law was having a blast. But I also noticed he was at his drinking limit so I didn’t force him to drink. He still had to go home and it is a long ride. Then there were the usual goodbyes and he was off.

I suited up in my old Bench rags and a simple black demin shorts. I can’t be over-dressed since I may look wealthier than how poor I actually am. It’s quite easy for them to make the mistake of thinking me rich since I am fat. It sucks but there are times when I could use it as leverage. There are some small, hole in the ground kinda clubs where I have been given special treatment just because they think I’m rich. Well, maybe because I don’t seem to care how much beer I drink while the other usual clients count bottles as if they were rationed. Can’t blame them though.

I know how I drink so if I don’t have enough money, I won’t.

Last nght, I was in kind of a tight leash since my employer still hasn’t learned how to pay up. If she wasn’t a close family friend, I wouldn’t stick around for this cr@p. Anyway, that is life and I am still optimistic about it. It has been almost two months without pay but when she gets the project funds, I might get two month’s wages in one blow. Either that or she’ll still pay up in installments. Lol!

And since it has been ages since I last had any decent fun, I had to enjoy the rest of the night. I gotta get my fill. I had 700 pesos in my wallet, such a shameful pocket litter, but I was already half way towards getting my fill. We already downed a 700 ml bottle of GSM Blue so it wouldn’t take the usual amount of beer.

I went to Celebrity 3000 AKA C3. It has been a symbolic establishment in Bulacan. I can’t help but wonder why I haven’t gone there before. Any guy who grows up around these parts have at least gone there once or twice. Maybe I was just too busy while I was still regularly employed.

When I got there, I was greeted by the door man. Was that the door man or was that an FM who was waiting for clients? Anyway, he was friendly enough. There was a large parking space up front but there were no parked cars. I could tell the sound-proofing was good since I can’t hear the music outside. The place seems discreet enough.

When I got through the discreet door, I can’t keep but noticing the dancer on stage. She was a cute one and I love what she was wearing. It was some kinda net which didn’t cover her whole young and hot curved and all. I can’t keep myself from hoping she wasn’t too young but I was quite convinced she’s just young enough. J

I could easily tell she was a crowd favourite. This was the first time I saw a cigarette show and the ice cubes made me wanna buy a lapdance. Lol! If only I had more funds. She’s a real killer. She was the one who did the most lapdances or rather she was the one most requested for. Pity I forgot to ask for her name. Silly me.

The crowd seems to prefer the tables near the stage so all stage side tables were already occupied. I had to settle for a table at the back. Immediately as I sat down, the waiter asked me if I wanted to pair up with a hottie. I declined. I didn’t have the money nor the intention to partner up with anybody last night. I just wanted to drink.

The first bottle of beer was 140 plus a table charge of 40 for the whole stay. Every succeeding bottle was 40. I ordered my first bottle of SMB. I looked around and was relieved since I didn’t see a bottle of San Mig Lights. I instantly knew that their usual clientele were real drinkers and not wannabes. I found my new home. Lol! Plus the fact that they played lots of Heavy Metal added to the bliss of the experience. I was drinking alone but I was having a blast.

A few moments later, after the first girl finished her routine, a friendly FM named “BEN BISAYA” approached me and asked if I wanted to partner with that girl I was all eyes for. I had to decline and tell him that I only have funds for beer last night. I told him, with all honesty, that I wouldn’t want to order something I can’t pay for. He understood but I can see he’s friendly enough so I started asking him for further details. I learned that the LD would cost 320 and a lap dance involved a glass of LD which was worth 150. But I tell ya, it’ll be well worth it. 😀

After my first bottle, I ordered four more after summing up the numbers in my head. The waiter was enthusiastic enough to bring me my beer. Sadly, the second order wasn’t as cold as the first so I had to ice up instead of drinking from the bottle as I usually did. It wasn’t really a bother since they had lots of ice.

The other angels were quite lookers too and the best part is that I never saw anyone wearing under-sized bikini bottoms. They were usually well endowed and cute as cute. Pretty as pretties and hot as hell. I really did find my new hang-out. I just hope the cash flow would kick in so I could resume the rest of my life. Lol! I proved to myself I really did need to unwind every now and then.

I felt I almost had my fill so I ordered my last two bottles and asked for my bill. Our dear friend Ben Bisaya went over in a last attempt to ask if I wanted to partner with an angel. Still I refused but gave him a small tip which was all I could afford at the moment but it was heartily accepted and appreciated. Then I remembered my sworn oath to MTC and asked him if there were MTC members visiting there. He seemed to not have heard of it so I tried to explain what it was. Before I left, I had him agree to take good care of anyone from MTC as long as they ask for him. So, if you’re from MTC, you know the drill. Hehehe.

Pity I can’t be as active as I used to be. I could tell this is a place worth investing reputation for. Surely I’ll be go back there again. Hopefully soon.