Sunday, January 30, 2011

Scam Alert!

I was once received a phone call from a company named Phil. Prudential Life Advertising Co. and claimed that I was chosen as a scholar in Datamex, an IT school. That I am eligible to enroll for any computer course for free. I didn’t join any contest so how could I win such prize. She said they got my contact from their affiliate banks namely BDO, BPI and Metrobank. At the back of my mind I know it was just a scam like the many text messages I received stating that I won cash or something. Nevertheless, I entertained the call. (Saka maganda naman boses nya, Emerald daw name nya).

She even insisted me to drop by to their office on that day or the following day to get the certificate and reminded me to bring my credit card. (Para saan kaya ang credit card?) Anniversary lang daw ng company kaya may ganung promo. Ok, I said I’ll be coming.   

 Then I googled it and got this information from

Philippine Prudential Life Dirty Marketing Strategy

Their strategy is to approach you and will ask if you have a credit card. Are you familiar with this marketing strategy that usually takes place inside the mall? If they found out that you have a credit card, these people will then announce in a loud voice that you have won a free gift! The free gift is usually a tumbler, pillow, a wall clock and even a laptop! Then next you are qualified for a free raffle. The chance to win a brand new car or a $10,000 in an electronic raffle! Sounds cool!

During the conversation, these people will tell you that no money is involve in the transaction, that they are not selling insurance. If you come and visit their office, they will ask you to fill-out an information sheet and later explain the real motive. Sell insurance!

Philippine Prudential Life is not in any way connected to Prudential Life as the name implies. The will ask your credit card info and will use it in their transactions in case you agreed to avail their service.

Another strategy of PPIL is contacting people by phone. You will receive a telephone call that you have won a brand new car from an SM raffle! They use SM because their offices are located inside SM Malls.

In fact, PPIL (Philippine Prudential Life) offers the same service like the usual insurance company. The problem with PPIL is not registered in Securities and Exchange Commission, but connected to Insurance Commission as they claim.

The Philippine Prudential Life is using a dirty marketing strategy to lure people. Why this company exists inside SM Malls where in fact many have told us the company is not a legitimate company. Why the real Prudential Life is allowing PPIL to use their name?
PPIL claims that they are 47 years in the business. Why not use the newspaper, the television or any marketing tool like brochures to market their business? Why force people in malls to come in their office?

So folks, beware of this. I just learned sila ‘yung dating Family First. Address nga raw pala nila sa Raffles Corporate Center in Ortigas, Pasig City.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Lesson Plan

It was one scary night. Damn, someone was really following me. I ran as fast as I could. I was heading a familiar place and suddenly there was this light that almost blinded my eyes. Then, silence.

As I opened my eyes, shit! I was dreaming. Sunlight was passing through my window and that irritated my eyes. Thanks God I’m back in a real world and what, I’m getting late. (pano na ‘yung promise ko na di na male-late) I took a shower for just 10 minutes, dressed up a little while then shoot! Everybody was in a hurry. Malas ko, iniiwasan ko pa nman ang rush hour. I heard someone talking, “kung oras mo na mamamatay ka talaga” .  (Weeeeee?)

I remember the recent news wasn’t good. With all the accidents and the said terrorism attack here in the metro, I must say “ayoko pa mamatay”, I want to be safe. Na-experience ko na madukutan ng phone not once but twice! I was guarded by 4 to 5 goon-like men, took my phone and before I knew it, they were gone. It happened that fast. Kaya medyo alert na’ko ngayon and that’s important, sabi nga sa commercial, Ingat! Plan 1 – Be Careful.

You have to put an extra effort to at least prevent things for making that worse. Being conscious with what’s going on in your environment is always associated in preventions, and that’s Plan 2 – Be Aware.

I heard our government is strengthening the Police Force. Having the not so good impressions about the policemen in here, that’s a nice step. So you can rely to them during those times. Pwedeng maiwasan ang aksidente kung sana ang lahat ay marunong sumunod sa batas. ‘Yung simpleng pagsunod sa traffic lights at sa tamang tawiran, pasok ‘yan! Plan 3 – Abide the Law.

For us to obey the law, we should know our responsibility as an individual and as a citizen. And I think I know what is lacking, Plan 4 – Be Disciplined.

May the good Lord guide us! That’s Plan 5 – Pray. (It should be on top actually).

Di nga pala ako na-late.

Monday, January 24, 2011


I like watching horror movies. From Freddy Krueger to Jason of Friday the 13th, the zombies of Night of the Living Dead, the famous Draculas and Vampires, even Chucky and the Gremlins, those villains are bad ass!

Here’s the thing, why not put them in one movie, like the evil of Paranormal Activity meets the evil of The Exorcist or Hannibal Lecter vs. those cannibals in The Holocaust. That’s rumble! Freddy and Jason did it.

The Asian horror movies, where are they now? I remember the first installment of The Grudge which I consider the most terrifying horror movie I’ve seen made myself wrapped in my blanket and awake the whole night. (takot ako e!) Even The Ring with Sadako, she’s evil.

Hey, I just found this old clip. Watching Sadako dying, what a revenge!

Now she’s really dead!

Saturday, January 22, 2011


The demand of work keeps our selves busy but sometimes when boredom hits you, bang! Sitting in front of your pc in the office all day long is not quite that stimulating.

Sure this is nonsense, but for a not so good in puzzle like me, I have to say this is a nice try. I’m trying to make a good impression here.

Toxic ‘nung last week, bawi ako ngayon. I was just escaping that boredom in my free time doing this old puzzle game and before I knew it, I completed some.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Collector

I admire people who collect things for personal satisfaction. It is really amazing that someone could spend that much for the stuff. Then what, items are just being displayed or just kept into the closet.

I think it's the passion that pushes them for this kind of doing. The happiness is there and it’s priceless.

I only wish I can afford to have all of these!

(thanks to Google images)

I mentioned in the past that I collect FHM like blogger Moks. I started buying the mag in early 2000’s but stopped a couple of years ago. (For now, every single centavo counts, hehe!)I’m fine with some downloadable files at some sites.

here it is ...

Friday, January 14, 2011


Finally it’s weekend. This past days has become stressful. Talking to some of our fieldmen give me a hypertension, but I know that’s part of the job so sige lang.

If it’s true that young billionaire Mark Zuckerberg will put Facebook to an end, I will understand. Managing a millions of people around the globe is a big deal. And here’s the point, without Facebook, people will have to go outside and make real friends. That’s always a good thing. That’s fine with me, buti na lang we have this blog, you don't have to go outside to collect friends, right? That saves the day.

Forget the stress. We’re planning to watch Gulliver’s Travels. (Thanks to Citibank perks, ok ang movie passes!) I read a book of this epic story so this is not new to me. Starring Jack Black, this comedy version will surely be a hilarious one since Mr. Black is really hilarious!

Have a good day!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Ang bilis ng panahon! I know it’s a bit cold now, but summer is definitely just around the corner. You’re waiting for it, right? Possibly it’s the most exciting season in the country where everyone is cruising outside. I must better save now for that.

On the other hand, when I was a kid I always dream of a snow experience in here and realized that I am living in a third world country. How can we afford all those stuff for winter? You know what I mean. Syet! How I love my tropic nation!

While I’m waiting for the summer, unwind muna tayo dito ..

(My recent trip sa di naman kalayuan, Thunderbird Resort- Rizal)

Good Times!

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Chick

I just learned about this chicken restaurant called Peri-Peri, a newly opened branch at nearby mall. Mukhang masarap ‘yung chicken sa photo so I better check this one.

Here we go!

As we entered the place, the crews (alltogether) greeted us by “OLA!” (okay ang tempo, sabay-sabay, parang gusto kong sumagot ng MABUHAY!) I found out they serve a Portuguese style grilled chicken.

I ordered this Hot Everyday Meal. A large serving, and it’s not just hot, it’s extremely hot! With a P49 unlimited iced tea and soup for the day, solve ang dinner!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011


A bit cold outside or maybe because I’m just not feeling that well. May hangover pa sa bakasyon. I’m having a hard time waking up in the morning and prepare myself for another 8-hour stay in the office with all the tambak na trabaho. (pero masaya sa department namin!) By the way that morning shower makes me shiver so, it’s the weather!

Balik sa office namin, this friday will be our traditional hand-shake as scheduled. That is our company’s yearly event wherein the Executives - the Board, the Stockholders, the VIPs of the organization are coming in to greet each and everyone of us a Happy New Year. (Makakaharap ko na naman ng face to face ang mga big time at ilang Happy new year sir/ma’am na naman ang babanggitin ko).

I wish someday I will be lined up to the team also.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Coffee break

Vacation is over and this 2011? No more lates. I'm just hoping I can sustain that.

Anyway, I was on my last drop of my favorite Starbucks coffee, the Caramel Macchiato and it's done! 17 stickers were stamped already and finally my gf got her minimithing Limited Edition Starbucks 2011 Planner. (Yes, she spent for 17 coffees since Christmas time) Kaya medyo nagiging magugulatin na sya hehe, babe peace tayo!

It's a nice thing 'though.

Not only do Starbucks customers get to own the Planner, every redemption comes with a donation to SparkHope – Starbucks flagship program for early childhood care and development in partnership with UNICEF.

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