Archive for May, 2006

Customer Service Tips (Part 1)

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

A few weeks ago, I had my car serviced at Honda Cars Pasig. I usually bring my car there for kilometer checks and other major/minor repairs and up until the last time, service was generally okay, even good the last few times. From my experience with Service Advisor N., I have a few tips to [...]

The Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Food Writing Award

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

The Doreen Gamboa Fernandez (DGF) Food Writing Award is now accepting entries for this year’s writing contest. The theme for this year is the kakanin or Filipino native cakes. You must write an essay about your favorite kakanin. Raid your refrigerator or your kitchen as you try to recall interesting stories or memories about food [...]

Filipino Lesson 2: Parts of the Body

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

After learning to introduce one’s self, we move on to learning about Parts of the Body. This will come in several parts and for this particular lesson, we will focus on parts of the body from the chin up. Here are some of the words our kids will need to learn:

Public Information Ratings and Interactive Ratings

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Public information ratings are ratings based on publicly-available information. This would refer to data contained in annual reports, published news articles, and anything else that is available in the public domain. Some rating agencies do public information ratings to increase their rating coverage and also to entice specific companies to go for a full-blown, interactive [...]

Text Messages for Trying Times

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

Everyone has a bad day every now and then. If that doesn’t happen to you, then you’re probably dead and can’t read this blog. =) When difficult times come, we usually need our friends to comfort us or listen to our sob stories. Friends don’t need to be near to do that. Sometimes, unwittingly, they [...]

How Long Must You Stay In Your Present Job?

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Does the seven-year itch also apply to jobs and careers? I’ve heard several people say that seven is also a magic number when it comes to jobs. The theory is that if you’ve lasted at least seven years, you’ll most likely stay there as you most likely have reached a respectable position and have established [...]

Information at Tiendesitas

Monday, May 8th, 2006

We were at Tiendesitas yesterday and we were searching for Dulcelin so we could buy some mango torte. We thought we were in luck when as we searched, we saw a counter which was labelled “Information.”

The Romeo Forbes Children’s Storywriting Competition

Saturday, May 6th, 2006

Picture a boy in the air with what appears like a parachute. With one hand, he holds a cap. In the other, he holds a flag. Write a story. If you think you have what it takes to craft a children’s story by just looking at a single drawing, you may want to join the [...]

Filipino Lesson 1: Introducing Yourself

Monday, May 1st, 2006

Today, I begin a series which will hopefully help parents teach their kids Filipino. Whatever I write down here, I will also use to teach my 9-year old son. Please bear with me as I intend to build this page over time. Hopefully, by the time this year is over, we would have covered a [...]