Sunday, August 30, 2020

What's in a (Business) Name? Noventa y siete

One meal to rule them all...
Spotted along Gov. M. Cuenco Ave., Cebu City

For more amusing business names, please visit Go Random.

Friday, August 28, 2020

A Lolong Time Ago

A Lolong Time Ago
Michelle Suarez, Joonee Garcia, Divine Gil Reyes, Benjor Catindig

If you follow my Business Names series, you know I love puns. The title of this book, A Lolong Time Ago, was what caught my interest. Second was the cute cartoony cover, from which you could tell the book was for kids.

A Lolong Time Ago is about the prehistory of the Philippines. Duh, it's the subtitle on the cover.

Historical data, such as dates and names, alone could be boring (to me, at least). But these written in a fun, conversational way, coupled with illustrations and photos held my interest all throughout.

Reading A Lolong Time Ago drew a bigger and better picture and a cohesive story of all the bits of history which I had seen in different places at different times, like the Manunggul Jar and the Laguna Copperplate in the Museum of the Filipino People, and the petroglyphs in Binangonan, Rizal! It felt like those historical pieces I had seen through glass cases (or across barriers, in the case of the petroglyphs) were parts of a jigsaw puzzle that I had finally pieced together.

History was my least favorite subject when I was a student. If history textbooks were written the way A Lolong Time Ago was written, then history could have been my favorite subject.

For more book recommendations, please visit Go Read.

Friday, August 7, 2020

QuaranEats: GenRis

Well, well, well. This community quarantine, imposed since the end of March 2020, sure brought out the cooks, bakers, gardeners, crafters, etc. in us. Or at least most of us—not me: I have no talent for cooking, baking, gardening, DIY-ing. I only have a talent for eating. Eating good food. And good food is meant to be shared. If not physically, then the good news of good food.

GenRis's brownies and egg pie

And here's the good news for your sweet tooth: GenRis makes very soft, chocolatey, melts-in-your-mouth brownies (box of 25 for Php 380) and fluffy, not-too-sweet, you-know-they're-not-scrimping-on-eggs egg pies (Php 350). And that's just among other dessert stuff from their menu. (I only tried these two, so these two are the only ones getting the special mention.)

Head on over to GenRis's facebook page to check out what other goodies they have. And to place your order, of course!

This is not a sponsored post. Good food is just worth writing and telling friends about.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Request for Refund of Terminal Fee (Cebu Pacific)

Did you know you can request for refund of the terminal fee for unused tickets for flights that were not cancelled? (They should issue a refund since you did not use the terminal could you when you did not travel!)

To request for a refund, go to the Cebu Pacific Website > Contact Us > Guest Feedback Form.
For the Type of Feedback, select Request. And for the Category, choose Refund of Taxes for Unused Tickets.

I am not sure if there is a timeline to follow to request this refund, but you should probably request for a refund as soon as the trip dates have passed but not more than a year later.

If you used a credit card when you purchased the ticket, the refund will be credited back to your card. There is no fixed number of days for the processing, because it would depend on your credit card's billing cycle. They usually advise that the refund will be credited back within three to four billing cycles. But in my case, my refund request from February was only credited back in July. That's five months of waiting. (It's probably because of covid and all the full ticket refunds they had to issue when travel was prohibited by the Philippine government starting around end of March 2020.)

You're welcome.