Saturday, October 29, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
People here in the house are Shakey’s Pizza fanatics especially the big kiddos. Yesterday, being another lazy Sunday with nothing much to do (umm..there were lots of work actually, only we prefer to ignore. haha!) daughter ordered to deliver a buy one take one family size pizza, 5pc chicken and box of mojos using her supercard from Shakey’s. It arrived 15 minutes late. Since daughter was quite unsure if she would demand the late delivered pizzas be for free, she opted to ask the delivery guy what they’re gonna do coz he's 15 mins late.
Btw, just in case you do not know, Shakey’s' very popular promo tagline is “If it’s late, it’s free.”
Meaning, they give you the exact time to expect the arrival of delivery. The alloted time allowance is
45 min. to 1 hour. And if they exceed that time, you get your order for free. As daughter was
already really hungry, she wanted to get it on time. She made sure her time is synchronised with theirs andtimed them.
was himself unsure on how to respond to daughter’s query. Looks like he's new on his job
or could be that this is his first time that someone is demandingthey keep to their word/slogan.
After a brief explanation, he just asked for the receipt to be signed then informed daughter to
expect a call from their store manager for whatever would be the resolution. The call took place,
but only to verify time involved. Then nothing else ensued.
Hence, daughter’s pizza blow-out turned out to be Shakey’s blow-out. Woot!
On the hindsight, daughter wasn't really that serious in getting the free pizza. But on the contrary,
who wouldn't want one if allowed. Right? She was only toying around to the idea of "what if".
The truth is, she didn't believe that they would keep to their word/slogan. But to her surprise,
they did! Without any argument or debate! Through that they earned our admiration! And
got to love Shakey's Pizza all the more!
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thought of posting here this touching video shared by my niece thru Fb. I sensed a lump on my throat after watching it. I felt the care but more than anything else I felt her fears. Because you see, she unfortunately caught the big C gene from me. Grateful it didn't leave her disfigured, but she's been diagnosed nevertheless. She learned about it last year. I know, she’s a strong woman and a fighter in life. She’s been thru a lot and surpassed them all. However, I thoroughly understand that no matter how emotionally, mentally and physically tough one can be, the thought of the big C assault could be enough to topple the mighty strength in one’s being. I know precisely her worries and the anxieties that dwell in her once in a while. It could be pretty hard at times but I know damn well that all those fears will soon pass by. And with God's blessing, together with the love and care of the family and friends; I'd confidently say, OUR battle is won.
And here's the video she shared:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Now that it’s October, being the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are various activities being held everywhere in the world to support breast cancer advocacy. Likewise, you can find a number of bazaars promoting countless products claiming proceeds of sales will go to charitable institutions that support patients with breast cancer. Well and good if they do! I just hope that these so called charitable institutions are not just taking advantage of the funds entrusted to them by the real good Samaritans who only want nothing but to alleviate the conditions of the breast cancer patients.
As a breast cancer survivor myself, it is my fervent wish that breast cancer or any kind of cancer for that matter, will soon be eradicated from the face of the earth. ...and all those afflicted especially the one person very dear to me, will triumph against the monstrous disease!
Monday, October 3, 2011
Yes, I was ... to the highest level ! So while the original driver of the car (hubby) was out on his regular weekend biking spree, I made a date with SIL and asked son to drive us to Ortigas. SIL’s daughter and her own family are staying in a condo unit in one high rise building in that Pasig Business Center. They got a swimming pool on the roof deck which is the 39th floor and that was my target. ‘Twas quite a long time since I last took a dip in a pool. Finding a space to park in the area was tough so we decided to bring the car to the nearby Robinsons Galleria’s basement. After which, we looked for some foodstuff. It was already lunchtime and didn’t want to bother the couple for our meal. We picked roasted chicken, grilled boneless bangus and green salad along with big sodas and packs of chips. Glad that everyone enjoyed the simple lunch then no time was wasted and we headed to the roof top. The pool was all ours except for one or two. They didn’t stay long anyway so the place was enjoyed well. Heavy rainfall and cold breeze didn’t stop me from enjoying the dip. It even added more fun! I wish I own the roof deck. It mav only be a small one, but I love the pool.
I'm bored no longer. I hope you guys never were. Have a wonderful week!