Saturday, March 05, 2005

Balikbayans from Illinois

Teodorovisit Posted by Hello

Dad is an only child like me and the closes to a brother he has had is my Tito Paquito. Tito Paquito and his wife Tita Edna had been living in Illinois for the past 37 years. They had been back here for a visit only once in the past though briefly. It's only their second visit but they stayed only for a week to attend a high school homecoming of my uncle and visit some relatives.

Dad was so touched when he fetched them because the first thing they wanted to do was visit mom. Since it was late when they met, we just had dinner at Manila Peninsula lobby. The following day I accompanied them to the Greenhills tiangge which they have never seen.

I remembered accompanying them to honkong during their last visit here and I told them that its as if they visited not only the shops of honkong but bankok and korea as well with all the good quality fake branded bags and stuff.

We practically spent the whole day in that area. Tita Edna bought so much in the first shop or stall she visited. I went around to buy some slacks but when I went back to get them they were still in that same shop! I told them that there must be 3000 other stalls in the vicinity :)

We left the place early evening since Tita Edna had to buy a terno which took more than an hour to have adjusted.

For dinner, dad and I took them to our old reliable Italiannis in greenbelt.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Alleluia they finally replaced my notebook!

Had not been able to post much the past week though had been meaning to. Been busy on so many stuff one of which was the transfer of precious data to my newly replaced notebook. Alleluia, yes sometime end of last week they finally replaced my notebook!

I requested HP to send the new unit via Electroworld so I can request them to transfer all my data to the new unit. Despite the transfer I had to manually check various files since I noticed some were missed.

Data from other programs such as skype couldnt just be moved so I had to copy each contact detail before I could return the notebook. The shop didnt actually want me to bring home the old unit but I requested HP to call them so I could check data over the weekend before I can return it.

Also, I decided to purchase an external hard drive so that some impt data could be stored in just one place instead of the various other media such as my old reliable zip drive or CD. So hard to keep looking at various media when looking for old info.

Let's see how this new notebook performs.