Thursday, November 30, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Right now, I'm appalled that the sheriff assigned to my case is asking for 1,000p to serve the notice of execution to the other party (serve= give the eviction notice, as in literally hand over and inform the opposing-losing party of the court's decision).
The decision was handed down more than a year ago but our client still can't make use of what is rightfully his because the good sheriff expects a little something in return before he does his job. What an asshole!
But the sad thing is that I'm sure a few months from now, such instances will seem de riguer to me and will only merit an eye-rolling, while at the same time I'll be thankful that person in charge is only asking for a "mere" 1,000p.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
I don't know what has changed but I'm just not as affected with my current crop of OLA cases as I used to be (like with the last summer).
I mean some of my cases are just as heartbreaking as last summer's but I haven't found myself getting as involved as I used to get. Maybe this is how it's going to be like in the long run, work is work and the people involved get all lumped in the work category.
Or maybe I just feel more competent now and less of a babe in the woods, unlike before. Yeah, that's probably it.
Mark the date, January 27, 2007. Someone's going to walk down the aisle, but it sure as hell ain't going to be me :P
Monday, November 20, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
1. Why did Globe come up with a Bida Card when it already has the Globe Gentxt Card which also offers the same things (i.e. discounts and freebies)? And why would they come up with another discount card when their first venture SUCKED BIG TIME? Obviously, I'm still not over my sorry experience with Globe Gentxt. I'm just weird that way.
Call it Bida Card, call it Gentxt Card but let's call a spade a spade. Meaning, let's just call it over-advertised, will never deliver (in more ways than one), wallet cluttering, mucho hyped piece of plastic.
And that's all I have to say about that.
2. Lately, I've been all agog over Korean cuisine. Blame it on the last time we went to the new Korean restaurant along Aguirre Avenue where I thouroughly enjoyed myself.
So of course I had to grab this when we stopped by One Stop supermarket.
"Nutrition" and good with beer? I'm sold!
3. And on the Kikay front, here's what's brewing:
Our newest celebrity endorser! If he knew what he was endorsing and if he knew that he was our endorser, I'm sure he'd endorse Kikay Exchange.... :)
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
It's amazing how quickly the days roll by, just like that and it's already Wednesday and the first week of November! (I close my eyes...only for a moment and the moment's gone....)
I finished enrolling last Monday and in the middle of the muggy weather and the nth line, I suddenly realized that that would be the last time I would have to subject myself to the enrolment process in the College of Law (not counting the review in the UP Law Center of course). And then I found myself getting a little teary-eyed. Wala lang. It's been a very eventful five years, because of and in spite of law school.
I've made a study schedule of some sort which will probably experience a 10% success rate. But I don't mind, because life usually eats up that 90%.
OLA seems anti-climactic this semester. After a 33 strong case load last summer, 13 seems like a joke. However, I'm not complaining :p
Somehow, in between answering the phone, checking blood pressure, dispensing medicine and dealing with all sorts of personalities that walk through our clinic's glass door, I still manage to sneak in some crim law reading. Now, the question is whether or not I've actually absorbed anything considering the less than conducive study environment.
Another rambling post.
Will end now.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Government bans surcharges of credit card transactions
Well it's about time.
I remember seeing an infomercial on consumer rights many years ago and it emphasized that surcharges on credit card transactions were illegal. There was even a skit with the actress arguing with a saleslady because the sale price was 5% higher with a credit card purchase than with an outright cash purchase. The actress referred to the provisions of the law and propounded on the illegality of such an act. In the next scene, the same actress tried to return a defective product which the saleslady refused to honor because it did not jive with the store's no-return-no-exchange policy. (Okay, I admit to being addicted to infomercials and the home tv hopping network!)
That's why I was dumbfounded when the next time I went to the mall, the surcharge on credit card purchases was still there. Apparently, as the saleslady explained "Ganon talaga yon" (That's just the way it is). Which I found funny because if they intended to penalize a buyer for using a credit card (that is after all what a surcharge ultimately is) then why don't they just stop accepting credit card payments altogether?
Of course, I should be the last person to complain because I don't have a credit card. But that's beside the point, it's the PRINCIPLE behind it.