Rants/Opinions

Savings, hindi Loan

Gusto ko sana mag-open ng savings account sa Metrobank, para mapag-tabihan ng pera galing sa payroll ATM ko (Metrobank din). Convenient sana, kasi puwedeng online transfer; hindi ko na kailangan mag-withdraw at magdeposit personally.

Nagpunta ako sa Alabang branch, nagtaka ako kasi hinihingan ako ng “proof of billing”, bukod sa dalawang government ID. Kailan pa ba naging normal requirement ang “proof of billing” sa pag-open ng “savings” account? Hindi naman ako mangungutang, mag-iimpok nga e. Para saan yun?

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Requiems

Lola Quining (1931-2007) I really wanted to go to Naga when SSS had a service call three weeks ago. I would have gone to Tabaco after, as I did the first time, and visit Lola Quining. The last time I was there, she was asking for some money for medicine (and to repair the roof). I didn’t have extra money then, but I do now, but my daughter’s birthday is up so I asked a co-worker to go to Naga instead. If I did go, I would have been able to talk to her.

Rogie (1973-2007) As soon as I got home from Lola Quining’s funeral, another sad news came. My friend/co-worker Rogie died. Always the life of the party, he will sorely be missed.

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Turbo Pascal rocked my world!

This digg entry on a new marketing move by Borland has given me a great smile today. The commenters have shared their good times with that well loved IDE.

I first learned Turbo Pascal back in 1988. Spending nights and wee hours on green CRTs.

You can read the PC-Mag article here, and, although the site currently looks like old (I mean, the site looks like it came from early 90s), Borland has created a website for the product line here.

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