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Sunday, March 19, 2006

MOVED......

This blog has moved to http://snglguy.com . Just click on the link....
Thus said Screwed-Up AKA SnglGuy :: 3/19/2006 09:30:00 PM :: 0 Responded:

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Moving Day.....

My worries were unfounded, turns out that moving all my posts and comments from blogger to my new address was a breeze with Wordpress. It took me less than 20 minutes to move everything... and I thought I was gonna stay up all night. Whew! Anyways, starting today I will start posting on my own site at http://www.snglguy.com . Hope to see you guys out there.
Thus said Screwed-Up AKA SnglGuy :: 3/08/2006 07:28:00 AM :: 0 Responded:

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

I'm Moving..... my blog

I guess this is a good time as any to tell everyone what's going on. For a few weeks now, I have been thinking of getting my own domain name and have my blog hosted. So for the past few days, I have been shopping around in cyberspace for a host. And after checking out a couple of local hosting services, I ended up with NoKiAHOST.com . Don't let the name fool you though, they are NOT in anyway connected with Nokia. It's just an acronym for Network of Known internet Addicts Hosting Solutions... quite a mouthful. But at USD $3.95 a month for a standard webhosting, they're quite cheap and they'll also register your domain name for free. Oh and on top of that, they have a promo wherein you'll get twice the disk space (100MB) and data transfer (5 GB) if you sign up this March.... sounds good enough for me. I've paid up half of the year's hosting fee yesterday and will be paying the balance after everything's set up. They've already registered my domain name and the site will probably be up by this morning. There's still a lot of work to do before I move in to my new address though.... For the new site, I plan on using Wordpress instead of Blogger as suggested by the guy at NokiaHost. He says it's better and I've read a lot of bloggers praising it. Anyway, for me, am just hoping that transferring all my files from Blogger won't be a hassle/nightmare. Why am I doing this? Well... why not? It'll be cool to have my own domain name and site. But in the meantime, I'll still be posting here while I set up house....
Thus said Screwed-Up AKA SnglGuy :: 3/07/2006 07:25:00 AM :: 10 Responded:

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Monday, March 06, 2006

Guys day out.....

Last Feb 21, I posted my disappointment at a Smart Wireless customer service rep, for her lack of enthusiasm and stupidity in her work. But even after that experience, I am still seriously considering making a switch to wi-fi connection, since I've just about had it with PLDTdsl's lousy service. So, last Saturday, I went to a Smart Wireless branch in another mall to make a similar inquiry regarding their wi-fi service. This time however, I was fortunate enough to talk to a better trained customer service rep, and was able to get some straight answers with regards to their services AND policy about having an existing dsl account with another provider. Much ado about nothing really, turns out that while they don't exactly encourage applicants with existing subscriptions (esp. with PLDTdsl) to pre-terminate their account, they don't discourage it either. Which is just about right, since that is OUR problem not theirs. "That customer service rep probably wasn't very familiar with our policy"she said.... Oh geez, ya think? Anyways, now I gotta find a way on how to weasel my way out of that stupid contract. I still have one more year to go.... With that taken care of, I proceeded to the Italian resto where I was to meet my best friend for lunch. No it's not Chef d'Angelo again, but it's another one of my favorite pasta place. This one's owned by an Italian guy and his Filipina wife, offering honest to goodness Italian dishes. Instead of my usual spaghetti al pesto and piadina (which btw, is also the name of the place), I opted to try their pizza. Authentic Italian pizza is radically different from the Americanized pizza that we're used to ( Yes, the ones that Pizza Hut and Shakey's serve are bastardized versions). The Margharetta (cheese pizza) that I ordered for example looked more like a flat pita bread topped with herbs and olive oil, larger, and as thin. Dang! We were so busy talking and eating that I forgot to take a shot of the pizza. Tsk, so I guess you'll have to settle with mine.....
Thus said Screwed-Up AKA SnglGuy :: 3/06/2006 08:27:00 AM :: 18 Responded:

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Saturday, March 04, 2006

Toilet humor...

Anybody interested in this toilet fixture? I wonder if anyone out there is crazy enough to buy one of these....
Aquariass - Aquarium toilet
Add a little life to your bathroom with this live aquarium. The fully functioning tank fits American Standard bowls. Custom bowl installation is available.
3/8" acrylic tank 1.6 gpf. (federal standard) 22" x 14" x 9" deep
One question: What happens to the fishes after you flush?
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Why?
Do hummingbirds hum because they don't know the words? Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery? Do witches run 'spell' checkers? How come wrong numbers are never busy? How do they get the "Keep off the Grass" sign on the grass? How do you throw away a garbage can? How do you write zero in Roman numerals? If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know? If Barbie's so popular, why do you have to buy all her friends? If blind people wear dark glasses, why don't deaf people wear earmuffs? If nothing ever sticks to TEFLON, how do they make TEFLON stick to the pan? If you can't drink and drive, why do bars have parking lots? If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented? If you're in a vehicle going the speed of light, what happens when you turn on the headlights? What hair color do they put on the driver's license of a bald man? What happens if you get scared half to death,...twice? What is the speed of dark? When they first invented the clock, how did they know what time it was to set it to? Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited there? Why do they make cars go so fast its illegal? Why do they make scented toilet paper? Why do you need a driver's license to buy liquor when you can't drink and drive? Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle? Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist? Why is it considered necessary to nail down the lid of a coffin? Why is it that to stop Windows 95, you have to click on "Start"? Why is it you must wait until night to call it a day? Why is the word dictionary in the dictionary? Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food? Why indeed..... why why why? Happy weekend everyone!
Thus said Screwed-Up AKA SnglGuy :: 3/04/2006 07:25:00 AM :: 11 Responded:

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Friday, March 03, 2006

Pushy vendors....

Yesterday over lunch, a friend recounted to me how she was 'coerced' to buy an item from a pushy street vendor when all she was doing was asking if the price was still negotiable. Me: Why did you let him bully you into buying? She: I got so nervous when he gave me THAT stare after I said I changed my mind... Me: What kind of stare? She: You know, the I'mgonnaslapyousilly kind of stare.... like I wasted his time or something. Me: Oh, I thought it was one of those Iwannaf**k you kind of stare..... *sniggers* She: *whacks me* Shuddup you asshole.... I'm still traumatised y'know. Me: Just kidding, ok? Anyways, that reminded me of a similar situation I was into many years ago. It was in 1998 I think, at the time I had to go up north in the 'city of pines' on company business. I decided to take one of those airconditioned buses instead of driving for 5 hours alone, and grab some sleep along the way. Departure time was still 30 minutes away but rather than wait inside the lounge, I opted to wait inside the bus where it's cooler, while I go through my schedule on my Palm Pilot ( Yes, I used to have that too) . I chose myself a window seat, got comfortable and started fiddling with my PDA when I noticed a woman approach me. She was carrying a basket full of ice cold coke in cans, must be one of those vendors I thought, when she suddenly dumped a can on the empty seat beside me. ( Conversations/arguments were in Tagalog) Me: (What the hell?) What's that for? Vendor: *nodding* It's ok .... Me: It's ok??? What do you mean it's ok? Vendor: *still nodding* Just take it... Me: (WTF??) I'm not buying it, I'm not thirsty..... *Starts fiddling with PDA again* Vendor: Don't worry about it... Me: I'm not interested... Vendor: It's ok, I'll just leave it here.... Me: *Shrugs* *Still fiddling with PDA* Fine, fine you do that.... After that, she left and I continued with my work and forgot about it. Around 10 minutes later she came back. Vendor: That'll be xxx pesos. Me: WHAT??? I didn't even open the damn thing! Vendor: But you accepted it... Me: (WTF??) I never accepted it, you left it here on the empty seat beside me.... Vendor: * Getting angry* But you said fine.... Me: Yeah, just to get you off my back! Vendor: Then that means you brought it! Me: No, that means you're STUPID!!! Vendor: Are you going to pay or not? *Giving me THE stare* Me: You threatening me?? Vendor: I'll call the cops on you.... Me: Yeah, you do that. Go ahead and call the cops on me. Don't worry, I won't go anywhere..... After that I continued with what I was doing, trying to keep myself busy. She promptly took it and left in a huff, yelling "putang ina mo!" (Roughly translated, " You son of a whore") as she was getting off the bus. To which I replied; "Yeah yeah go find some dumb shmuck to cheat, you bitch!". Geez, she must have thought she could use that 'hard-sell' technique on me..... I slept peacefully all the way to Baguio City after that.........
Thus said Screwed-Up AKA SnglGuy :: 3/03/2006 07:10:00 AM :: 14 Responded:

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Thursday, March 02, 2006

A (Jolli) Bee in a Yank's Bonnet....Part 2

And so the story continues. Blogger duke gave me a link to a follow up post from that nice American blogger who trashed Jollibee in her blog ( check out yesterday's post). As expected, her post elicited a lot of negative reactions from Pinoys all over and hate mails began to follow. Way to go gurl! Ok, instead of providing you guys the link like everyone does, I decided to just republish her post here:
January 26, 2006 adventures with jollibee, continued. Hi. I know some of you read this at work and would get in trouble for severe language, so don't click the little "continue reading" after this sentence if you're in ("urine!") that kind of situation. I'm just going to post an email with some uniquely adult language. Before I do, I should mention that I've been getting lots of nice email about Jollibee, its place in Filipino culture, why it's better than McDonald's (or McDo, as I've learned), and why it tasted so damn sweet. In fact, I've learned so much about the Philippines over the past week (including why I should be happy I didn't have to try dinuguan or balut), that I'm really glad I had my Jollibee experience and wrote about it the way I did. Especially when I woke up this morning to find the following: Subject: Hi you ignorant bitch i dare you to open me!! Hey bitch cocksucking idiot did you know jollibee was the only local company that trashed Mc Do...putang ina mo BOBO....you obviously lack class and think of us filipinos as dirty half naked natives....well FYI at least we take a bathe thrice a day while you fucking bathe only when you cant take the crust forming on your CUNTS....at least you could have shown some respect but being an american you think the world is your doormat.....well anyway fuck you and eat your motherfucking red eye gravy........JOLLIBEE FUCKED YOUR MOM...9 months Later you were born.....SO Shove MC DO and wendys up your ass......Your just angry because you lost your jobs when companies outsourced here in the PHILIppines!!!!!! gaga gago lintian ka....... You have a bounty on your head bitch....and you closely resemble my dog who's butt fucking ugly!!!!! and PAMIE is a really ugly name...ill name my next TURD in your honor.... "Jollibee fucked your mom" is my new favorite insult in the world. Well, the entire thing was meant to be an adventure in my backyard, as the Jollibee is about a mile from my house. And sure, I've exaggerated. You can tell by the pictures that nobody's looking at us. It's not like we Johnny Knoxvilled over there, Steve-O'ed creamy macaroni soup and then vomited all over the table. We ate a few bites out of curiosity, and then were disappointed to find we hadn't discovered our favorite new fast food joint. Laura and I were talking about this the other day. "You're just like me," she said. "When you see a place that most people would go, 'What? What is that? I don't want to try that.' You go, 'But what if ox-tail soup in a peanut butter pot is the best thing I've ever eaten in my life, and I don't know it? What if it's my favorite food, and I've never tried it and all that's stopping me is being a little scared of the fact that I can see a meat bone in some peanut butter?'" "That's exactly what I think," I said. "I used to think I didn't like fish. Because my mother told me I didn't like fish. I hadn't eaten fish. Once I tried it, being nice at stee's mom's house, I found out I love fish. I also didn't know I liked sushi, Indian food, or Vietnamese food." "So why wouldn't you think Jollibee was going to have the best cheeseburger in Eagle Rock? Look at the line outside!" "That's what I'm saying. And if I liked bananas in my ketchup, then Jollibee would have been the best cheeseburger in Eagle Rock." I went on to tell her about the history of Jollibee, and why it's more popular than McDo over there. "You have really learned a lot about your neighborhood." "I got an email from someone telling me that the next time I fly into her country, eat her food and leave, she'll kick my ass." "She thought you went to Manila--" "--to buy some folders." "Yes. She thought you flew there, ate at a Jollibee with your friends, and then flew home?" "To which I say: 'Thanks for reading. Your comprehension skills are amazing.'" Tonight we're going to a raw food restaurant. Look out, veggies. I might just bring my camera again. Do you think vegan hate mail will talk about my cunt? My glorious, free-range, semi-bathed cunt? [You can learn everything you ever might need to know about Jollibee over at the forum.] Posted by pamie at 08:35 AM
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Actually, there was no need for that foul language in the hate mail. But I was kinda like, laughing and shaking my head at the same time while reading it....
Thus said Screwed-Up AKA SnglGuy :: 3/02/2006 12:05:00 AM :: 10 Responded:

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