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(Amazon Local) Free Voucher to Purchase up to 20 Select Kindle eBooks for $0.99 Each!

November 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Oh, hey – be sure to pick up your new AmazonLocal Free Voucher to get up to 20 select Kindle books from the Amazon Kindle Store for $0.99 each!

“Fill your Kindle with great new books! There are so many great titles to choose from on Amazon, and today’s deal lets you build a whole library at an unthinkable discount. Take advantage of this opportunity to choose from a stack of mysteries, historical fiction, romance, and much more for just 99 cents each.”

  • Free voucher to purchase up to 20 select eBooks from the Amazon Kindle Store for $0.99 each
  • Voucher will expire if not used toward a qualifying Kindle book purchase from by 11:59 P.M. PST December 12, 2013
  • Promotional code can only be used for the Kindle books displayed here
  • Voucher valid only for purchasers located in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia

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Health Update

November 19, 2013 Leave a comment

HI all, thanks for the well wishes, finally back home (staying with the parents for now) after being discharged from the hospital (!!!) I was much worse off than I (and my roommates) thought – we all had coughs/colds + fever – but my mom took one look at me and made me go to the emergency room with her. Turns out that I already had Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP), and the x-ray they showed me explained why I had such trouble breathing.

Thank GOD for INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTICS 🙂 And my mom & dad’s care (And yeah, my doc and the scary nurses)

Be back on the blog in no time…

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November 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Apologies for the lack of updates. Haven’t been feeling well all week … particularly worse today.

Thank you for understanding 😦

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A Survivor’s Story

November 11, 2013 1 comment

I wanted to share this, to put a human face on the tragedy

Color My World

Lieutenant Colonel Fermin Carangan is the Commanding Officer of TOG 8, the Air Force unit tasked to provide air support for the islands of Samar and Leyte. On the morning of Friday, November 8, he and his troops were in their office near the Tacloban Airport on red alert, having been informed of an incoming Super-Storm named Haiyan (local name: Yolanda). Here’s how he narrated his ordeal to Lt Col Allan Taguba, as Haiyan unleashed her fury on the city of Tacloban on that fateful Friday morning.

We were out of the office at 6 am Friday observing. Winds brought by Yolanda were already strong around that time. We (the Air Force troops in Tacloban) were prepared for the possibility of rescue missions days before the expected landfall of Yolanda. Just before 7 am, the rains started to pour, so we took shelter.


Around the same time, we noticed that…

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“UK to provide Philippines with £5m in aid”

November 10, 2013 Leave a comment

What my dad said: “(Given the Napoles-Philippine Lawmakers scandal), hopefully, all £5m will reach those who were devastated by the super typhoon, and it won’t end up lining the pockets of corrupt officials!”

I concur.

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Help Needed in the Philippines

November 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) is the strongest tropical cyclone worldwide this year. It’s the 25th storm to hit the country just in 2013, and this one was a category-5 super typhoon.

I heard that in just Tacloban City (Where they were hit by storm surges up to seven meters high), the death toll may go up to 500. So sad.

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My Twitter Account was Suspended

November 8, 2013 4 comments

To start off, I have a twitter account, it’s @randomizemeWP. I’ve always treated the twitter like a feed, to keep up with breaking news, but also from the blog (WordPress auto-updates it on twitter).

For the past two days, I have been without my twitter since the PTB (aka the ‘Powers That Be’) decided to suspend it. I didn’t realize how dependent I was on my Twitter feed for news and entertainment until I realized that it was (horror!) NOT updating. It wasn’t until I logged on online that I saw that I had been suspended via this ugly warning box on my screen (it didn’t show up on my iPod Touch twitter app).

I was pretty shocked to learn that I was suspended since I couldn’t recall doing anything that would merit something so drastic! And without any warning or any notice even! Just out of the blue, there was this message on my Twitter (after I logged on  myPC) that my account had been suspended. No explanation, just a link for me to click on .

I kept calm (but was really upset inside), submitted a ticket (Via the link) and then waited for a response.

I received an email within a few hours that basically told me to go through Twitter’s rules and regulations to see which one I could’ve broken (They don’t give you any reason for the suspension in the email), and to reply back after. So, I read through the list (it’s pretty lengthy), couldn’t find what I did wrong, and wrote back as much.

Then waiting. And more waiting. In the meantime, I wondered what I could be missing?! Maybe there was a breaking news somewhere….

I found this link online where I could see that my application for a review was at least being processed (The email Twitter sent did NOT include this link or any way to track progress of their review).

And still more waiting…. And then, out of the blue today, my Twitter started working again. I felt very relieved, but I still don’t know why I got suspended or what I did to get un-suspended. There wasn’t any more communications from Twitter, no email, no explanation, nothing.

I’m glad that my account got reinstated, but it’s pretty upsetting that I haven’t received any explanation at all.

In the meantime, to those who follow my blog on twitter, here’s my facebook page (in case Twitter suspends me again!)

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#Napoles Bingo

November 7, 2013 Leave a comment

My dad stayed up too late following feeds on the Philippine Senate investigation on Ms Napoles (she’s alleged to have connived with Philippine legislators to steal more than PHP 10 Billion). Saw this and thought it was funny:

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