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REVIEW | Skechers Go Run Ride 4 Running Shoes

I recently bought a pair of Skechers running shoes, the Skechers Go Run Ride 4, which was put on sale in a mall somewhere south. I was enth...

Thursday, February 15, 2018

BOOK SALE | Big Bad Wolf Books is now here! 2 million books up for grabs at 60 to 80 percent off!

Everything is all set. Bookworms, get ready for this year's biggest ever book sale in the Philippines!

Image Courtesy: Big Bad Wolf Books

Today, Big Bad Wolf Books held a special preview of its first-ever book sale in the country. Dubbed the largest book fair in the world, Big Bad Wolf Books has brought over 2 million books and 27,000 titles to the Philippines for the first time. Get discounts of up to 80% off! 

It will open tomorrow, Friday, 9 AM, 24/7 until February 25 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

Catch your favorite books (fiction, non-fiction and children's books) in different packaging--softbound, hardbound, and other package sets. That's 231 hours of nonstop book sale!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

LIST | Holiday Mall Hours in SM Supermalls 2017

Wondering what time will SM Mall of Asia close on December 25? Planning ahead for your holiday rush shopping spree in SM Supermalls? 

Well, here’s a complete list of SM Mall opening and closing hour schedules from December 23, 2017 to January 1, 2018.

Image Courtesy: SM Investments Corporation

Metro Manila




SM By The Bay

Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 12:00 mn
Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sunday: 4:00 pm - 12:00 mn

SALE | Five (5) Metro Manila Sales You Should Not Miss

It's that time of the year again when people flock to malls to purchase extravagantly and gather in groups to hang out and spend the holidays with their loved ones. Siyempre, who wouldn't love shopping when the things you love and need are put on sale, right?

Filipinos of legal age surely wouldn't want to miss on such sales. So I have enlisted five (5) of the ongoing holiday sales you must check out.

1. LEGO uBer Sale


Have you made your Christmas List and checked it twice? Why not make a trip to a LEGO Certified Store near you to complete what's left in your list? Get an ADDITIONAL 10% off ON TOP of the 20% off on ALL regular LEGO sets until December 31 only, when you present your LEGO VIP card! Don’t have a LEGO VIP card yet? Get yourself one at any LEGO Certified Store now! It’s FREE!

LIST | Holiday Mall Hours in Robinsons Malls 2017

Still looking for Christmas gifts to give to your love ones? Wanting to frequent Divisoria, but finding it difficult to go there 'cause it's too far? Is there a nearby Robinsons mall in your area?  Why not check out Robinsons Malls' wide array of gift items?

Here is a list of the holiday mall hours in Robinsons Malls branches before 2017 ends. All photos  are courtesy of Robinsons Malls.

1. Mall Hours: Robinsons Place Manila


2. Mall Hours: Robinsons Forum


3. Mall Hours: Robinsons Novaliches


4. Mall Hours: Robinsons Metro East


5. Mall Hours: Robinsons Town Mall Malabon


6. Mall Hours: Robinsons Galleria


7. Mall Hours: Robinsons Magnolia


8. Mall Hours: Robinsons Otis


Friday, July 14, 2017

STEPS | How to get a police clearance in Manila Police District (Updated 2017)

In 2015, I posted in my main blog a simplified list of steps on how to get a police clearance in Manila, particularly in Manila Police District (MPD). Now, I am posting a revised version of the steps plus the associated police clearance application payments.

Siyempre, we use the police clearance as part of a list of requirements need when applying for something in the bank, at work, or in a government facility. In this post, I will be detailing the steps on how a police clearance (certificate and ID card) can be obtained if you are near Manila Police District.

Location of MPD:


Image Courtesy: Google Maps
Located along UN Avenue in Ermita, Manila, its nearest landmark include Manila Medical Center (Manila Med) so if you're riding LRT 1, just stop at UN Avenue station.

Requirements for getting a police clearance in MPD:
  • CASH - you'll have to spend at least 300 Php, the breakdown of which is as follows 
    • Cashier 1 (I really don't know what payment here is for): 100 Php 
    • Cashier 2 (beside Cashier 1 for pPolice clearance ID card and certificate): 200 Php 
    • Manual fingerprinting donation: at least 1 Php 
    • Take note that two receipts should be issued to you, one from each cashier

PROCEDURES OR STEPS TO GET A POLICE CLEARANCE IN MANILA:

You start at the small entrance on the left side of the MPD complex where you'll see a small booth with men handing out an application form and people writing and waiting for their clearances to be released. So, this area is the registration and waiting area at the same time.

1. Fill out the application or registration form.
    Time allotment: 3-5 minutes. This varies depending on your writing speed

Police Clearance Application Form 2017
After filling in the necessary information, proceed to the cashiers at the left passageway. You'll just have to follow the trail of how the booths are arranged.

2. Pay 100 Php in the first cashier.

   Time allotment: 2-3 minutes. Just bring the exact amount para mabilis hehe. Don't forget the receipt 'cause it will be checked.



So I checked the first receipt (refer to photo above). It's issued by the Office of the Treasurer pala. Maybe it's a contribution to the city's coffers associated with safety? I don't know haha.

3. Proceed to the next booth to pay 200 Php for the police clearance ID card and certificate.
 
    Time allotment: 2-3 minutes. Again bring the exact amount para walang problema hehe  and don't forget the second receipt.


Here's the second receipt you should have received after passing the cashier booths located adjacent to each other.

4. Manual fingerprinting.
  You will then get inside the Main Area for processing everything and look for the manual fingerprinting area. There you'd have your hands dirty with ink. Hence, the guys handling that section will be ASKING you to DONATE for their wet wipes. Show your form and receipts to them.
    Time allotment: 2-3 minutes
   
5. Data encoding.
    Once done with step 4, look back and you'll see chairs. Line up (by sitting) and wait for your turn to show your application form to the data encoders. They will have computers with screens facing you so that you'd be able to double check the information they're typing. Make sure there's no problem in the information they inputted.
    Time allotment: 3-5 minutes
   
6. Face capture (photo) and digital signature input, plus biometrics.
   When you're finally done with the data encoding, the encoder will give you a printout. Give this together with your receipts to the section for photo capture, digital signature and biometrics. Basta andiyan lang yan, madaling mahanap, promise.
    Here, the facilitator will ask you to remove any earrings, eyewear, etc so that your bare face will be placed on your police clearance ID. Here, the facilitator will request that you place your right thumb on the biometric scanner four (4) times to record your thumb print. It's also in this section wherein you'd have to sign digitally.
    Take note that your receipts and the printout handed to you will not be given back in this area. Why? You will be asked to go back to the entrance or waiting area. There you'd just have to wait for a few minutes so that your police clearance ID  and certificate will be released.
    Time allotment: 5-10 minutes

7. Releasing area. WAIT.
   Here, you'd just have to wait until your name is called. Releasing of my clearance ID and certificate only took 5 minutes hehe. It's really fast. Well, I guess it depends on the number of people who are there. Nung time ko, Friday morning, konti lang tao.
    Time allotment: 5-10 minutes

There it is! Swabe ba? Hope you'd be able to get your police clearance certificate and ID in the Manila Police District super fast. Please be aware though that the duration it would take might depend on whether or not there's a lot of people

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SALE | Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street Book Sale 2017


Here's another treat for Filipino bookworms out there! 

In celebration of its 10th years of bringing together books and book lovers, Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street has been offering an Atrium Sale since July 1. It will be selling great reads for as low as 50 Php until July 31, 2017! Grab this chance!

Just visit Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street! Enjoy finding great reads!

SALE | Warehouse Sale - All Books at 20 Php Each!

Attention to all book and hard print lovers out there! Your much awaited book sale will be happening soon!


Books for Less will be selling all of its books for P20 each! Yup, you're reading that right. I guess the answer to the question, "saan aabot ang bente pesos mo?" can now be answered.

The sale will be held from August 1 to 31, 2017 (except August  7, 14, 21 & 28), every Tuesdays to Sundays. Just head over to the Books for Less warehouse in 643 Frankfurt St., Mercedes Avenue, San Miguel, Pasig.

Don't forgo this opportunity! Be there! It's a month-long chance to find great reads!