Saturday, April 24, 2010

Blog Spring Cleaning

I actually planned to redesign my blog layout during my one week of freedom from school but I never planned to update my domain name as well. I just checked my blog yesterday and found out that my domain has already expired.

I could just buy the domain name again since it's already been released, right? Wrong! It so happened that, my previous hosting company, has denied the transfer of my domain name to my current hosting company and renewed it for another year in their name (UPDATE: They gave me the EPP Key to transfer my domain but they still didn't release the lock on my domain name). Talk about being down right dirty. I had spent two years of my life making sure that that particular domain name that they have stolen from me obtains a page rank of 4. I'm just glad that this current domain that I'm using also has a page rank of 4 so I'm not really starting from a page rank of 0. I even tried to offer them money but Technographx just clearly wants me to suffer because I chose not to pay for hosting which I didn't needed in the first place.

I still have a lot to do to tidy up this blog of mine but before I do anymore cleaning, I should better start cleaning my study first since it's a total mess.

Hope to update you guys soon!


-- Post From My iPhone

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cancun Travel Unlimited SCAM!!!

I just received a call from +8888763708 at 9 PM. They claimed to be a company called Cancun Travel Unlimited. I spoke with a Jasper Lopez who introduced himself as the president of the said company. He gave out his agent reference number as 652475L85. 

They told me that they got my number from my cousin from Saskatoon and that they currently had a 75% discount on their travel package for Cancun, Mexico for 5 days and an additional 4 days to Orlando, Florida. I will be staying at a 5 star hotel and the package has no black outs and is good until 2014. The package is good for 2 adults and 2 children only for the low price of US$ 498.

I almost gave out my credit card number if it weren't for the thought that came into my mind: "If it's too good to be true, then it's a scam!" My gut feeling was right because as soon as I said I'll think about it he told me that he can't give me the offer again and other lame excuses he made up. I firmly said that I think I'll just pass on the offer and the bastard just hung up on me with an annoyed tone. 

What the hell?! I checked out the website he gave me,, and it had SCAM, FAKE, FRAUD, SWINDLE written all over it. I then did a little snooping on the phone number that they used to call me and guess what I found? People who were stupid enough to trust these swindlers because they were "fellow Filipinos": 800notes, whocallsme, and  ripoffreport 

Turns out that one lady gave out her credit card for a US$100 vacation package and she was charged $500! She now is currently dealing with her credit card company to get her money back.

Fortunately there are people who like me will NEVER give out their credit card number online: nakedknitgirl 

Seriously! I was on the CRTC Do Not Call List and I've already filed a complaint against this company. I'm not sure if the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission has jurisdiction over a Philippine based company but this issue should be resolved soon.

This incident only made me more cautious when dealing with Filipinos. They try to draw you in with small talk to gain your trust and then steal your money when you turn your back. Shame on you Cancun Travel Unlimited and the lowlifes who make up this company.

I Pledge to Be a Good Driver

I pledge to be a good driver. I swear to honor the rules of the road and to be respectful of the rights of other motorists. I swear to give way to pedestrians and to refrain from racing with other drivers. So help me God.

It's already been 8 months since I got my license, and I have to admit that I'm starting to be a little cocky when I am on the road. I love speeding and having a red, V6-powered beast isn't helping at all with my affliction. I won't deny the fact that driving gives me a sense of power, a feeling of great freedom, as I am able to go wherever I want, whenever I want.

It just occurred to me that I am starting to go over-board. I love my car, I really do, and I want to keep it for a longer period of time; but with the way I am driving my car, I'll be lucky to still keep it within 5 years. I am easily tempted to race with other cars whenever they try to speed up beside me because I know that my baby can take them on. I just realized that my actions are very immature and it only says that I am compensating for something in some way.

My car is my source of pride and joy but it also is the source of my agony. Paying for my car is expensive enough and I surely don't want to get speeding tickets or have my insurance premium increased. I swear from this day forward I will drive according to the speed limit and I won't even speed up whenever someone is tailgating me. They can drive pass me if they want but I am surely not speeding up.

I must always remember that I share the road with other drivers.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Working in Retail Sucks Rant

Working in retail doesn't really suck that much (working at fast food sucks more). My job isn't my dream job but I love working at my store since I work with great people (co-workers and SOME customers) and it helps pay for my car bills and other expenses for school.

The only thing that sucks in retail (most people who works in retail will agree with me on this one) are some weird, stupid, arrogant, obnoxious, bitchy customers. There are so many things that happen in retail that you'll never ever imagine could happen in real life. I'm pretty sure that my experiences aren't as bad as other retail associates had experienced before but I'll share some of them anyway:

> I hate it when you ask someone if they need any help and then they say "NO". Seconds later when you're already helping another customer they demand that they be helped or they complain because no one is helping them. You're not the queen of the world bitch, wait your turn. You had your chance to be helped when I asked you if you needed help. 

> I hate it when someone asks me, "Do you work here?" or "Do you know anything about this?". I'd love to just say, "Are you retarded?". Like I'm wearing the uniform and duh, I know what I'm selling. 

> I hate it when people complain why the prices are too high. Well I don't know, I just sell them I'm not the one who controls the trend in the market and I'm definitely not the one who decides on the prices. Besides, not a single business will sell their goods and services below cost. No one runs a business to lose money.

> I hate it when people demand for a discount (especially brown people). I don't work for commission so even if you don't buy anything from me, I still get paid. And this isn't the market place, this is a retail store so no. Demanding to ask the manager for a price drop won't work either. Just pick up your cheap ass and leave. Go to the dollar store or something. 

> I hate it when people act all high and mighty (especially male and old white people, and some Filipinos). I don't care if you're rich or if you have a fucking business or whatsoever. I never asked, and your card just got declined bitch. Where's your million dollars now? 

> I hate cheap people. PERIOD. If you did see that cheaper in another store then go shop there instead, no one is stopping you. Stop complaining why our prices are higher than the ones the other store is selling. Well are they even the same model. They may look the same but they're not.

> I hate it when people start opening products. No one will fucking buy them now since they're opened. Oh yeah this reminds me of those two Asians who wanted me to bring each and every box down because they "think" that the boxes are opened. Each and every single box up there is identical to this one. If you're looking for a box that's perfect and free of dents and scratches then good luck finding one.

> I hate people who asks for your opinion but then become defensive when it goes against theirs. If you don't want my suggestion then don't ask for it.

> I hate it when people ask really stupid questions; questions that they don't really care if you know the right answer but they just want to piss you off for some unknown reason.

> I hate it when people demand that they should be given a gift card or something because the product that they're looking for is out of stock. Well sorry your highness but did it ever occur to you that you're not the only person who has money and wants that? The flyer absolutely said "no rainchecks" so try being a princess at another store.
    I have several other experiences but those bad experiences are counterbalanced by meeting real nice people who really appreciate the help and great service that I give to them. Follow the golden rule people. If you want good service then be respectful. Being a bitch won't get you first class service.