I am an avid Globe Telecom subscriber. In fact, not just me, but the whole family, I guess. And it feels good to hear from Globe telecom that they’re gonna be doing an upgrade on their IT systems this coming March 2-5, 2013.
Some of the upgrades each subscriber would expect after this first phase are the following:
Up-to-date account information
New tools with real-time tracks of usage and expenses
New products and other promos
However, during these days of first phase IT systems upgrade, there will be limitations to some services. For instance, for Globe postpaid and tattoo postpaid (mobile broadband) subscribers, there are promos which you cannot register at but not in roaming promos. For Globe prepaid, TM, Tattoo prepaid (mobile broadband) subscribers, there will be lesser impact on you and you will just enjoy all the services.
Rest assured, after all these First Phase IT Systems Upgrade, subscribers will expect a better services from Globe Telecom.
After typhoon Pablo has hit the country so badly that it even caused a large damage not just on our living but to many Filipinos in Mindanao, specificially in Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte and Davao Oriental, Agusan del Sur and Surigao provinces, there’s another tropical depression which is expected to show up today, December 25, 2012, Christmas Day 2012 in the country.
Tropical depression QUINTA is located centrally at 400 km East of Surigao City which produces maximum winds of 55 kph. It is also moving towards west at 19 kph. Quinta is also expected to make rainfall in Dinagat Island this coming Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 in the morning. And in Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, this will produce rains over East of Cuyo Island and on the following day, it will move to Northwest of Puerto Princesa in Palawan.
Tropical depression QUINTA
These information provided above are based on the 4:00 AM, December 25, 2012 forecast of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
So Filipinos, let us make ourselves ready for this new typhoon coming. And always pray also for the Lord God to safe guard us from this natural test.
And telling you guys, this is my very first time to experience stormy days in my entire life. Things like those what I used to just see in television are now for real like those swinging of leaves of trees, real flooded areas, no electricity and a lot more. Even the patio water fountains of our neighbors were full of rain water.
Should I say, this is really a strange thing for me — almost but not all are my first time ever experiences.
The good news about the most recent storm hitting the country, Butchoy, that it has changed its direction and that, the storm signals are lowering in the country really made my morning worry-free. It is the fact that I have received a message from friends online that even those motorcycle drivers in Motorcycle Jeans are having hard time passing by on the main highway because of the heavy rain plus blowing winds.
Today, not just the Philippines and the Filipinos from around the globe are celebrating the anniversary of the Philippine Independence, but also Google as Google Doodles Philippine Independence Day 2012.
Google Doodles Philippine Independence Day 2012
As you can observe it in the Google homepage, the Philippine flag is shown and incorporated in the Google word, itself.
Did you tie yellow ribbons on the old oak trees yet?
Me? I didn’t!
Actually, and honestly, since I graduated college, three years ago, I’ve been passive in almost but not all political things and events in the country. Obviously, I can’t feel the essence of celebrating the EDSA revolution 25th anniversary today. Do you?
Together, let’s just sing this song, Tie a Yellow Ribbon on Old Oak Tree by Tonie Christie.
It’s like a slap on the face to every Filipino especially for the government that the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 (NAIA-1) is now being regarded as the WORLD’S WORST AIRPORT.
Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 (NAIA-1) lifted from Wings900.com
Let me first share to you some of what I’ve read from webpages online about the NAIA 1.
This is the very first which I read a week ago from a travel blogger’s blog. “Let’s start with the international airport. Ninoy Aquino International is exactly the same as it was all that time ago; the same awful green lino when you arrive, the same over-crowded Departure Hall, nowhere to sit if your check-in desk isn’t open. Once through security you find the same down-market shops, toilets that don’t work or are “under repair” and very few F&B places.” Philippines – Manila – Awfully Disappointing
The second that I read was from a website on airports, Sleeping In Airports, wherein Manila, Philippines ranked first as the worst airports in 2011. Some travelers commented and posted on the site mentioning the “thieves and extortionists dressed in uniforms” and even said that “airport employees are the worst money hustlers around”. These, perhaps, are ample words uttered for me to ask if are they technology-wise enough to use electronic pickpocketing devices? But not that much, I guess.
After bagging home the cheerleading champion title for this year, the UP Pep Squad performed their shortened winning cheer leading routine in the Azkals game versus Nepal in Rizal Memorial Stadium last Tuesday.
One of the stunts of UP Pep Squad with their Madonna-inspired look
I haven’t seen the shortened version live during the game of Azkals verus Nepal, I just made use of the online video uploads because of my class. As usual, UP Pep Squad was doing great. They really were fighting and still standing high for the name they have been carrying for more than three consecutive years – the cheerleading champion in the country bagging the cheerleading trophies.
The UP Pep Squad will be joining the Cheerleading World Championship this coming November 26 and 27, 2011 in Hong Kong.
So sad to know that University of the Philippines is not included in the recently disclosed 2011-2012 top ranking universities in the world or even just in Asia. No one can blame me for feeling such because it’s my alma mater.
Anyway, here are some of the top ranking universities for 2011-2012 in Asia and the world.
University of Tokyo, Japan ranked first in Asia and ranked 330th in the world.
University of Hong Kong, Hongkong ranked second in Asia and 34th in the world.
National University of Singapore, Singapore ranked third in Asia and 40th in the world.
Peking University, China ranked fourth in Asia and 49th in the world.
Kyoto University, Japan ranked fifth in Asia and 52nd in the world.
Read more about the Asian Top Ranking Universities in 2011-2012 here.