Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Zombie rendition by Janin Toral

Here's a take 2 of the Janin Toral's rendition of Zombie by the Cranberries. More renditions can also be found in Janin's playlist.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Dealing with Disappointed Customers: Singapore Airlines, Banco De Oro, ang Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Recently, I made a blog post expressing disappointment with Singapore Airlines, Banco De Oro, ang Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. My concerns with these entities are already resolved and would like to share how they dealt with it.
  • Singapore Airlines responded immediately to my concern and offered a replacement for the product. Upon identification of the date, that very morning, a delivery guy was knocking at our door to give the replacement. (although I haven't used it yet)

  • Banco De Oro (BDO) more or less gave me a defensive treatment. No one took responsibility and bothered to explain the cause of the delay. My account just started working that afternoon (I made the blog post in the morning).

  • In my Banco De Oro complaint, I also called the attention of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Although there's no guarantee on whether my experience will result to any review of BDO's Internet banking 3rd party account addition process, their being responsive made me feel that my concern was not taken for granted.
Oh well...

For the love of wine

(Sponsored Post)

I love wine, especially red wine. However, I'm neither picky and am open in trying out a variety of brands. In the past 10 years, I often receive wine as gift from friends and these are usually consumed during special occasions.

The problem in managing a good number of wine is storage. Today, I just put them in an area inside my clothes cabinet. Whenever you visit stores, a wine rack or two can be seen but not much choices are offered. I hope sites like this have suppliers in Australia or the Philippines and reach out to customers interested in buying a Wine Rack.

Looking at that site got me to see various type of wine racks to choose from. I am kinda biased though on those made from wrought iron as they tend to function as space savers. Although I'm worried if they can just fall down if somebody bumps on them. Other racks are wood, metal, hanging style, wall mounted, among others.

I find the site worthwhile of purchasing gift as well for wine lovers based in the U.S. Prices of their products range from US$15 to US$1375. I wish though that the site accepts Paypal payment rather than limit itself to credit card.

In addition to racks, the site also sells humidity control, labels, charms, corkskrews, bags, guides, tasting tables, coolers, glasses.