Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pretending to be Artsy

So I can't decide if the daughter and I should watch a ballet ("Sleeping Beauty"), or a musical play ("Sound of Music").

Both of these she wants to watch. I guess she'll watch anything we take her to. We watched Don Quixote before, and she only got bored after the second intermission (in the third act). Since she's a bit used to the structure of the musical play where there are only 2 acts and 1 intermission, when the third act came on, she was all, "ang haba naman nito!". But at least it held her attention for 2 acts, and yes, she says she wants to watch another ballet soon.

Since I'll be subjecting my husband to this, ah, torture, I asked his opinion. Which should we watch? The play or the ballet? His reply: "Di ko alam. Ayoko pareho."

Ouch. That should end my dilemma right? But no. Now I don't know if I should watch, which to watch, and if I should take him along because he might kill me out of boredom. Haist.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Rant: Credit Card Rewards

Patawa naman si HSBC Rewards minsan.

Was browsing through their rewards brochures, and found the points and "fast track" options utterly ridiculous.

For example:
An ultimate feet pampering treatment at Neo Spa normally costs PHP 1050:
Source: http://neo.ph/ebrochures/Ki%20Day%20Spa%20eBrochure%202011.pdf

And how many HSBC rewards points does it take to have this PHP 1050 reward?

61,200 points.

That's like spending PHP 612,000 pesos and getting this measly PHP 1050 reward.

But that's not what really gets my goat. HSBC offers this "fast track" option, where you can get a certain item with fewer points but you need to shell out some cash.

And for the fast track option, you need 12,240 points and shell out PHP 1,224 cash:

Say what??? It's even more expensive than actually paying for the darn foot spa??

Okay, yes they do need to make money, but isn't this blatant consumer fooling or something? Is there even an agency that monitors this?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Adele Rolling in the Deep

Amazing voice.

Emo Mode

I need to take a step back.

And for some reason, today this is the song that is playing in my head.

There's always some reason
To not feel good enough
And it's hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Nursery Song 3

Since I'm going to spend an inordinate amount of time googling how to pronounce these, I might as well note these down for posterity. These are Chinese children's songs being taught in my kid's nursery class. The only problem is, we don't know much Chinese. So here goes, maybe this would help some other person in the future:

Song 3:
好宝宝, 有礼貌, 回家会把手儿招
老师再见, 朋友再见

Pin yin:
Hǎo bǎobǎo, yǒu lǐmào, huí jiā huì bǎshǒu er zhāo,
lǎoshī zàijiàn, péngyǒu zàijiàn

Baroque English:
Good baby, has politeness, when going home will say
Goodbye teacher, Goodbye friends

Special thanks to Google Translate. :)

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