I just noticed a new section in my RCBC Platinum Card billing statement called Spend Analyzer. I don’t know when exactly it was added. I also don’t know if the billing statements of other credit card providers have this, too.
This is a welcome development. An improvement, no doubt. I believe it offers very useful insights on credit card holders’ spending habits.
For instance, in this particular billing cycle shown in the accompanying screenshot image, I was so shocked to find out that I spent almost P11,000 for motoring. Was that all for fuel? Probably not. But it sure made me worried enough to prompt me to review my spend details.
DUBAI has this pre-occupation for building the tallest, grandest, and weirdest skyscrapers. And that’s not necessarily bad. In fact, thanks to Dubai, we derive a lot of entertainment from these structures.
Take for instance Burj Al Arab. It is easily one of the most recognizable structures in the world today. Apart from the fact that it is the only 7-star hotel in the world (and probably the most expensive coffee/tea as well), it apparently has other “secret” oddities to offer.
Now, just what do you think this weird appendage to Burj Al Arab is? Go ahead, hazard a guess? Read more
AMONG THE Universal Studios Singapore attractions, the ultimate “high” (pun intended) for thrill addicts like me are the twin Battlestar Galactica roller coasters in the Sci Fi zone. Â After all, they hold the distinction of being the “world’s tallest dueling roller coasters.”
Again, Johan was itching to try both but failed the minimum height criteria by a full half foot. Marielle couldn’t be coaxed into trying it even if her life would have depended on it. Marie had the convenient excuse of staying with the kids.
Truth be told, I was scared to bits. Â But I knew I had to do it then and there. Â It wasn’t like I could go to USS anytime I feel like it, you know. Read more
The Super Mario Bros. video game turned 25 in 2010. Â As part of the celebration Converse has teamed up with Nintendo to release a special series of sneakers.
Behold the limited edition Super Mario — Chuck Taylor All Stars sneakers.
But there’s a major caveat. Â I heard that these All Star Hi-Tops will be sold only in Japan.
WHY OH WHY?! Â Super Mario is already a global brand so it is but fitting that they make this special pair of shoes available to all Super Mario fans worldwide. Â I am hoping to score a pair for each of us in the family. Â Marielle and Johan would surely love to have their Super Mario â€“ Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers.
WHO WOULDN’T wish for a toilet like this? Â Tuck in the latest copies of FHM, Top Gear, Popular Science, and Time (in that exact order) in that shelf and this toilet would have been a typical middle-aged man’s Shangri-La.
There was a time I actually envisioned a toilet like this in my house. Â But with the latest developments in technology my vision of my dream toilet has changed considerably. Â Now all the extra fixtures I want in my toilet areÂ a 6-slot universal power outlet andÂ a foldable or stow-away table for my cellphone, laptop and/or iPad.
Add to that an uninterrupted access to at least 2Mbps of Wi-Fi signal and my new dream toilet would have been complete. Â I am a simple man with simple dreams.
I AM A SELF-CONFESSED DIY freak but I’ll probably NOT go this far. Â But I know a number of people who will. Â Some of them have worked for or with me within the past decade. Â Geeks!
This shows just how rudimentary a laptop computer is beneath the flashy and high-tech looking exterior. Â Of course all the power are in those tiny chips in that green circuit board that we all call the Motherboard.