My Wish List 2017

This entry is already pretty late considering we’re already at the 2nd Quarter of the year 2017.

Do people still write wish lists? I wrote one on 2012 and reminiscing about it was a good memory. Despite not being able to accomplish all, some have stayed behind as a want, some were fulfilled and of course some were forgotten.

I can buy some of these things but unless it is a complete necessity, I would love to waive it for as long as possible.

1) Hard Drive

As I grow older, I spend less time in front of the PC. But that doesn’t mean I have no files in the PC. My brother has been telling me to remove my files from his hard drive but I still haven’t brought one until now. This item was on my previous wishlist and it still is. It’s been 7 years since I wanted this thing.

2) Laptop

I originally wanted a Macbook but with its heavy price tag, I can’t afford it. Maybe someday… Sometimes I wonder if I’m influenced with the Apple Craze but honestly, I just want to try something different from Microsoft.

To be honest, I don’t really stay on the computer for long since I really can’t sit upright anymore, say like 10 years ago. This item was on my previous wishlist and it still is.

3) Travel to 2-3 countries this 2017

For the past 3 years, I’ve been really lucky to be able to travel to at least 1-2 countries a year. In my life, this is probably one of the things which I have never expected to happen 10 years ago.

I already did Osaka this 2017 so hopefully, 2 more?

4) Reach a 6 digit sum in my bank account (Priority)

Reaching my quarter age soon, I’m so disappointed at myself that I haven’t reach the 6 digit mark yet. At the same time it’s acceptable since circumstances is limiting me to reach my goal. If my computation is correct, I should be able to reach it at the end of 2017 or mid-2018.

5) Contact lens

I have been wearing glasses all my life so it would be nice if I can have a day to see without the glasses. But I’m not prepared with being a neat yet.

This item was on my previous wishlist and it still is.

6) Driving

At 24, I still can’t drive and it really doesn’t matter since we don’t have a car. I’m still trying to convince myself that I can do it.

7) LASIK

Aside from #4, this is one of the things which I want to more than #5. I know that the possibility of wearing the glasses again but sometimes, it’s just good to not wear the glasses.

8) Mystery Room Game

I’ve always liked detective games and would like to try it. Limiting factor is probably the price tag.

9) Trampouline Park

I’ve been seeing this advertisement at Metrodeal and it seems like a new and good experience. The only limiting factor is the location and my laziness doesn’t help.

10) Archery (DONE)

I’m pretty much divided about this. I want to try but I also don’t want. I know that I’m weak in dexterity especially those involving target practice and it’s my number one limiting factor.

Actually, my brother won a voucher from the archery at Megamall when we went there last time. It was actually the time when I should have first tried archery but I was a coward and told him to do the activity himself. (Additionally, the instructors that time were busy doing something else (eg. talking among themselves) and felt that the attention given to a first timer was insufficient). So he won that day, and he wanted to claim the voucher so we went again last week of March.

This time around I’ve realized that I’m really unfit. It was only 25 arrows but I really felt tired after shooting less than 10 arrows. It doesn’t help that my form is bad and I can’t close my left eye. Instructors this time were better and more attentive to us first timers. My brother was better the first time around so I still think he also needed a refresher. The shooter and target practice was nearer this time compared to the last time we were there. Since I’m the slowest, I just felt pressured shooting the arrows since everyone is waiting. Even the kids are better than me. 

Would I try again? Not in a pressured environment.

**Will be updated when I think of new things.

 

Very Disappointed – Cebu Pacific 2nd Anniversary Getgo March 1 2017 1000 points Gimmick

*Update April 5, 2017 : I called the CSR who said that there is still no feedback from the department which processes these claims. As per her, there hasn’t been a person who have gotten the points credited to their account.

So I couldn’t sleep and wanted to get this off my chest.

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“Just a piece of paper”

Reading my email or my facebook news feed around the 3rd / 4th week of march, I saw that Cebu Pacific Getgo was already thanking people about supporting their 2nd anniversary promotions. I was like ‘If they are already thanking people, why is the 1000 points still not credited to my account?’

Backstory

I went to Osaka, Japan last March 1, 2017. On that flight, I won a 1000 pts voucher and the couple behind me won the other two. I was even telling myself how lucky I was since it was at that specific flight (and only until later did I learn that March 1 flights had this promotion) . I was really happy since I rarely win anything and I can get a free 1000pts without spending 88000php via my Unionbank Debit Card. In all honesty, I don’t really think earning miles benefits me but okay, better to have something in return since I’m spending money at our favorite supermarket drugstore anyway.

My return flight was on March 9, 2017 which was already 7 days after the claiming date of my voucher. I asked my mother to call them on March 2, 2017 for obvious reasons why I couldn’t call them but she forgot and luckily I remembered it on March 6, 2017. She then called the customer service hotline on March 7,2017 (which is also the last day of claiming points)  who said to wait within the month of MARCH for the points to be credited. I believe I gave the complete details which shouldn’t have hindered the verification process.

I decided to call them up and follow up. I called twice because I gave the person the wrong date when I first called and had to verify with my mother again.

The first person. Because I made a mistake here, I won’t detail it much but basically from my understanding this was only a one day promotion so when he told me passengers of March 2, 2017 were also given 1000 pts vouchers… it shouldn’t have been valid. And it just goes to show how incompetent or I guess not informed are their customer representatives.

The second person. Sometimes, when I talk to these people, unless you sound angry they won’t take you seriously. She even said that they weren’t affliated with Cebu Pacific. In the end, I had her dig up the conversion from March 7, 2017 (since it’s supposed to be recorded) and finally said that it is already in the verification process.If people you talked with face to face you can’t trust, how to trust people you don’t speak to directly, right?

To me, this promotion was only a marketing gimmick and a big disappointment. I was told that unless they talked with the account holder they won’t credit? Bunch of Bull. The first call passed through. Does that mean to claim the points you can’t leave the country for more than 6 days?

From Getgo’s facebook page, it was like this promo never existed since I couldn’t find the post which said March 1, 2017 passengers had the chance to win 1000 Getgo points.

Additionally, am very super disappointed since they also don’t know how the computation of 88Php = 1 pt in the debit card is computed.

So lesson learned, unless something is already credited… you haven’t won anything and was just paasa-ed.

I can’t even write the word ‘scam’ since there was no money involved (just phone bills).