Finally. September 10, 2010 is a holiday! President Benigno S. Aquino III, through Proclamation No. 26, has just declared September 10 as a non-working holiday to be one with our Muslim brothers in celebrating the end of ‘Ramadan,’ the holy month of fasting. Formally, the festivity is called ‘Eid ul-Fitr.’
If I’m not mistaken, September 10 is the first and only holiday this month. Not bad. At least we still get some every now and then. Unlike the previous President, the current one isn’t too fond of holidays. Or so I think.
Where do you pay your bills? The boyfriend has this habit of paying his bills online (thru credit card) which I find smart. I, on the other hand, am old-school. I pay my bills at the nearest SM Bills Payment Center. I find it very convenient as I can pay my various bills in one place and with lesser hand work. You see, I’d just give the billing statement to the staff behind the counter and I’m done in no time. I know there are times the line gets unbelievably long but eventually you’ll learn proper timing.
As much as possible, I don’t entertain the idea of paying my bills online because a) all of my credit cards are 80% maxed-out already, b) using money from my bank accounts (which I can access online) to pay for my bills defeats the very purpose of saving up and c) I’m just too lazy to open the PC and do bills payment.
My three siblings and I spent the long weekend with my parents in our Cavite home. It was one of the best weekends I’ve ever had. On Saturday evening, we chatted the night away while lying in bed. We took a trip down memory lane. Our room got filled with laughter and loud voices. Before we knew it, it was already 4:00 a.m. But I digress. What I really want to share are the health benefits of lemon grass or tanglad.
Aside from the distinct flavor it gives to Asian dishes, tanglad has many health benefits that only a few people know or cared to know. I only read about them online, and so when my mom complained of hip and back pains last weekend (which seemed to be a case of UTI to me), I did not hesitate to advise her to drink some fresh lemon grass tea. The next morning, the pains stopped.
We had dinner at Yellow Cab last Tuesday night. I had been craving for their pizza and spaghetti with meatballs since last week. (The last time I ate at Yellow Cab was last year.) Edwin was paying his Globe bill at SM Manila so I didn’t have a hard time asking him out.
Food at Yellow Cab remains amazingly delicious. The brand is also doing well in the market. Somehow it makes me proud to be Filipino as I heard Yellow Cab is a 100% Filipino-owned company. Yeah, just like the eternally jolly bee. I wonder, though, why it’s been taking them ages to accept payment thru credit cards.
Miss Philippines Maria Venus Raj just finished 4th in the 2010 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant held in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. The Philippines is rejoicing. Congratulations, Venus! This is truly an achievement for you and for all of us Filipinos.
The Philippines’ bet did a good job. She may not have bagged the Miss Universe crown (which went to Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete) but she did her best and that’s what’s important. All of us Pinoys should be happy about it. There’s no reason to criticize her for her less than satisfactory answer during the Q&A portion. The fact that she has taken herself that far in the competition already screamed of victory. Continue reading “2010 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant: Miss Philippines Venus Raj is Fourth Runner-Up!”