ARIELLA ARIDA : The Yellow Gown and Some Two Cents


ARIELLA's Gown Na Dilaw

ARIELLA’s Gown Na Dilaw

Jubilation was at hand when our representative to the Miss Universe Pageant ARIELLA ARIDA got the last slot on the TOP 16.  It really was supposed to be 15 but it didn’t hurt to add one more until she also swooped right through the TOP 5.  There she was with the Latinas! The Latinas she ignorantly branded as unable to construct a decent English sentence without considering the fact that Spanish IS a universal language.  But then that is all water under the bridge now as she paraded herself on a YELLOW GOWN.  After the event; and named 3rd runner up, people were blaming her gown.  They said it was too puke-y, kinda baduy or just merely not bagay.   But really the gown was just fine, it had a regal silhouette about it and grabbed attention too.  She could have been perfect with a wavy mane [her ultra-re-bonded hair looked too embalmed] and a fuller arm.  She also exhibited extreme nervousness and while she tried to be eloquent in the question and answer portion, her reply did not satisfy a salient point on the unemployment clause.  Perhaps next year or the next we shall finally win, but we should send a whole package : X FACTOR, X FACTOR and more X FACTOR.

BEVERLY SALVIEJO SLAMS GLOBE TELECOM!


Ms. Beverly Salviejo

Ms. Beverly Salviejo

I have heard about Globe stories in past.  Gory,insane accounts of how they charge subscribers with services not utilized.  They also continuously bombard postpaid consumers with irritating text ads among other irritants.  Today, actress/classical singer BEVERLY SALVIEJO fumes on her FB wall with her horrorific experience : GLOBE TELECOMS… NAKAKAINIT KAYO NG BUNGO!…. Isang call center agent ninyo ang nang-insulto sa akin when i called about my intention of upgrading my plan and i asked about my rewards because i am renewing my contract!!!! “MRS… I CANNOT SAY YOUR NAME BECAUSE IT IS UGLY!”, said this very rude call center agent by the name of “KAVID”.
GUSTO KONG MAG-UPGRADE NG PLAN FROM PLAN 800 (nagdowngrade ako some years back in protest sa sloppy handling the globe sa internet charges.hindi ako gumagamit ng internet services ng globe kc may wifi ako sa house na malayong mabilis kesa sa globe. Wala akong binuksan na application for internet services nila, but while i was sleeping, nag-accumulate ng LIBO-LIBONG CHARGES ang fon ko. “SUE ME! I will not pay for something that i did not ask for nor used!”, i said. So pinatanggal ko ang internet service sa fon ko at nagbaba ako ng plan sa pinakamababa.) NOW GUSTO KONG MAGTAAS NG PLAN TO P1799 and AVAIL OF THE GALAXY S4 quad core unit. I HAVE ALREADY BEEN APPRAISED ABOUT THE PLAN WHEN I CALLED A MONTH AGO. I WAS TOLD P3200 PESOS ang EQUIVALENT NG PLAN, P999 GOES TO THE UNLISURF, P1100 GOES SA COST NG UNIT, ANG MATITIRANG PERA AY MAPUNTA SA CONSUMMABLE CALLS AND TEXT. P4800 ANG CASH OUT PARA SA LOCK-IN PERIOD NA 24 months. SO NOW, I ASKED KAVID ABOUT MY REWARDS, AND THIS IS A LEGITIMATE QUESTION CONSIDERING THAT I HAD BEEN WITH GLOBE FOR ABOUT 15years ALREADY. WHAT WILL GLOBE GIVE ME FOR MY REWARDS ESPECIALLY NA MAGRERENEW AKO AT MAGTATAAS NG PLAN? BY THIS TIME MEJO HYPER NA AKO KASI we had been discussing this for a time already and it seems like he coudnt get my point. SAY NITONG KAVID NA ANG OFFER DAW NG GLOBE AY YUN LANG. KAKO NASAAN ANG REWARDS KO? I TOLD HIM THAT A CASE LIKE THIS IS BEYOND HIM AS HE IS NOT IN A POSITION TO DECIDE ON SOMETHING LIKE THIS, SO I ASKED TO TALK TO SOMEBODY HIGHER IN POSITION WHO COULD ANSWER MY QUERIES TO WHICH HE SAID NA KHIT SINONG KAUSAPIN KO GANUN DIN ANG SASABIHIN. SO he said, SINCE I HAVE BEEN WITH GLOBE FOR A “COUPLE OF YEARS”… A PHRASE TO WHICH I STRONGLY PROTESTED… I SAID “PLEASE… DO NOT USE THE WORD ‘COUPLE’ coz the word means TWO, AND DEFINITELY I HAD BEEN WITH GLOBE FOR MORE THAN 12 YEARS (i I presume nakamulagat sa computer nya na 1998 pa nasa globe na ako). Say nitong KAVID, COLLEGE GRADUATE DAW SYA KAYA D DAW SYA KAILANGANG SABIHAN. ( if i have to be blunt about it, his english sucks.)So PWEDE DAW YUNG REBATE NA BASED SA PLAN 800 na 350php, FOR 24 months daw. 
SO I TOOK MY CALCULATOR AND DID SOME MATH. “SO WILL GLOBE AUTOMATICALLY DEDUCT 380php FROM 1799, assuming na di ako lalagpas sa allocation ko, and thus P1419 lang ang babayaran ko?… I DO NOT HAVE TO GO TO THE GLOBE CENTER EVERY SO OFTEN JUST TO AVAIL OF IT?” ( ask ko ito kc may friend akong artista rin na galit at sising-sisi na in-avail nya yung rebate kc she had to go to globe center every time, and she really was cussing the center coz it took her hours waiting to be attended to for a few pesos of rebate. Surely her time is worth more than that.)

KAVID: no, sa plan 800 lang ito pede iapply.
ME: (getting really upset) WHAAT? ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT I COULD NOT UPGRADE? NASAN NA ANG REWARDS KO? ANG TAGAL KO NA SA GLOBE, MAGRERENEW AKO NG CONTRACT AND YOU ARE PENALIZING ME KASI MAG-A-UPGRADE AKO? BALEWALA NA ANG REWARDS KO?
KAVID: MRS…(stummered a bit coz probably he couldnt pronounce my legal married name LAUZON)… I CANT SAY YOUR NAME BECAUSE IT IS UGLY!
ME: YOU ARE UGLY! I ASK YOU LEGITIMATE QUESTIONS AND YOU ATTACK MY PERSON BY TELLING ME MY NAME IS UGLY!
THEN THIS KAVID HANG UP ON ME!!!! Rude, rude, rude! SO I ASK GLOBE TELECOMS, IS THIS THE WAY YOU TREAT LOYAL CUSTOMERS? WHY DO YOU ALLOW THIS KIND OF RUDENESS IN YOUR CUSTOMER SERVICES? I AM SO SURE THAT THIS IS NOT AN ISOLATED CASE. RECENTLY, I HAVE TALKED TO SEVERAL PEOPLE, INCLUDING ARTISTS ( IAN VENERACION AND DIREK AL TANTAY AND SOME OTHERS) AND THEY ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT YOUR SERVICE, YOUR CUSTOMER SERVICE, YOUR GLOBE CENTERS AND YOUR BILLING LIKE I DO! 
CAN SOMEONE FROM GLOBE GIVE RESOLUTIONS TO MY LEGITIMATE COMPLAINTS AND QUERIES?
NAKAKAINIT NG BUNGO TALAGA! 

FUNNY ELEVATOR LADY OF SM OLONGAPO : THE NEXT YOUTUBE SENSATION!


SM Olongapo's Funny Elevator Lady Ms. CHERIDEL ALEJANDRINO [screen grab from Josh Magpale's YouTube Upload]

SM Olongapo‘s Funny Elevator Lady Ms. CHERIDEL ALEJANDRINO [screen grab from Josh Magpale’s YouTube Upload]

She is not your ordinary elevator lady who makes sure that you get off the right floor but rather she is the type to make your day a pleasantly funny one. Her name is Ms. CHERIDEL ALEJANDRINO and in this clip uploaded by Josh Magpale on YouTube defines her love for the job of bringing people up and down the SM Olongapo complex. You’ll have to watch it many times to totally enjoy it! As of 1AM today , YouTube hits has reached 83,350!

JC DE VERA : EXODUS DUDE


JC DE VERA [foto courtesy: Garage Magazine]

JC DE VERA [foto courtesy: Garage Magazine]

He started his showbiz career  at GMA7; stayed for almost 7 years got in the middle of then manager Anabel Rama‘s [he is now under the wings of Leo Dominguez] imbroglio with network biggies and was uprooted for a supposedly green pasture in TV5, then after take or leave some 3 years, JC DE VERA signed a contract today with ABSCBN.  The bicolano actor sure has been lucky and continuously is patronized by his fans through appearances on teleseryes and what-have-you’s but he hasn’t really cut a strong leading man image for reasons quite unknown to the untrained passer-by.  Hopefully his new environ would boost his thespian talent as it did Paulo Avelino among other pilgrims.  Expect his star to shine on the star network … oh, am I getting redundant or wet?  LOL!

MARC CARLOS DE LEON : THE BOY MOST LIKELY!


MARC CARLOS DE LEON

MARC CARLOS DE LEON

He is easily the boy most likely to sweep you off your feet as you gaze  into his eagle-eyed charm in an endless flow of excitement!  You may have glanced upon his face just before noon if you are a Be Careful With My Heart fan since he plays Iñigo Cabanatan in the top-rating  tv series.  He may be abuzz with so much showbiz commitments but this eighteen year old charmer makes sure that he attends his classes at the Mapua in Intramuros where he is a 2nd year Civil Engineering student.  If and when the time is ripe, Aliwan Avenue  is cocksure that MARC CARLOS DE LEON will be one of the most sought-after  leading men in the local film industry!

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