Sunday, September 25, 2011

Monterey Value Cuts 2

I almost forgot about the deals from Monterey. I saw it in their FB page and I kept forgetting to post it here to share.

Well for those Monterey lovers like me grabe these coupons and save money. Promo ends on September 30 which means we only have 6 days left including today. Yikes!

Monterey Deals

Value Cuts Coupons for us to enjoy! Download the coupons here. If you can't access the page, be sure to LIKE first Monterey Meatshop.

Monterey Coupons

I super love their meats! This is one of the reason why it's hard for me to be a vegetarian. They are of good quality that makes my cooked dishes more delicious! I'll post  soon the first time I cooked beef steak (Bistek Tagalog) using Monterey meat. My siblings loved it and I'm proud of my dish.

Hurry and go to your nearest Monterey shop. To check the list of their branches, you can view it here.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Acquiring a NBI Clearance (Robinson Otis)

After posting the different location  for the NBI Clearance Centers, I decided to do a research on where to get a NBI clearance "conveniently". Most of you will probably rolled their eyes but guess what, I did get my NBI clearance within the day and it took me 2 hours (it's still a breeze compared to the other NBI locations and the horror stories I've been hearing).

I decided to apply in Robinson Otis. The mall is new and not all people knows the location of this mall. I think that's the reason why they are a few people going here.

I left our home (Bacoor Cavite) at 5:45am and arrived in Robinson Otis at 7am. To go there, take a LRT train going to Monumento and alight in UN Avenue station. For others, take a shuttle going to Lawton and alight in Kalaw then walk to UN Avenue. Those people coming from North, take a LRT going to Baclaran and alight in UN Avenue. Same thing if you're riding a jeepney, just asked the driver that your destination is UN Avenue. Look for a tricycle that is colored red or yellow and just tell them that you're going to Robinson Otis. You will also see some pedicabs near EAC but I have no idea if they can take you to Rob Otis. By the way, the fare for the tricycle is Php 10.

When I arrived in Rob Otis, there are people waiting outside. Obviously there purpose is to apply for a NBI clearance. I was 74 in the line and since NBI center inside the mall opens at 8am (weekdays), I have to wait for an hour which is okay with me despite the fact that I'm so hungry for skipping breakfast.

NBI clearance applicants waiting

By 8 am we are ushered to the 2nd level of the mall. There's a holding area where NBI provided 90 seats for the applicants. The rest have to wait standing at the back of the chairs so make sure to be in the first 90 if you want to have a seat. Every 10-15 mins, the line is progressing so you can still have a seat eventually.

@ the holding area

They will be distributing the application form while in the holding area and one staff will guide you on how to fill-up the forn so be attentive. You don't have to bring anything except for a pen, one valid ID and Php 115 for the payment. Old NBI clearance copies that you have is not needed since everybody is treated as first-time applicants.

NBI form

After waiting in the holding area, you will be ushered in the cashier to pay the NBI clearance application. Local Employment and Travel Abroad costs Php 115.00. After the payment, you will need to wait again for your turn for the manual encoding of the information in the system. No worries as there are seats provided. There are 2 staffs who does this and there's a monitor where you can see if the information encoded are accurate. After the encoding, next step is getting your fingerprints and photo. They are using biometrics system so goodbye to the old school blank ink for the fingerprints. After scanning your fingerprints, pose for a the ID photo and then submit your receipt to the Releasing section. There are a few seats provided in the Releasing area so I was standing while waiting for my name to be called. It took me around 10-15 minutes to wait and as the saying "Patience is a Virtue", I got my NBI clearance! :)

NBI Clearance Center in Rob Otis

Note: For NBI Clearance Center in Robinson's Malls, they are accepting 500 applicants per day so it will be best to be there early to secure a spot. In NBI Main Office (UN Ave. Taft), they are accepting 2,000 applicants but I'm not sure if there are seats provided like the one in Robinson Otis. I have no idea with regards to the number of applicants allowed per day for Ever Gotesco malls.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Kennedys

As I was watching cable earlier, the Nat Geo channel keeps advertising the new mini series entitled The Kennedys in History channel that starts to be shown today at 9pm. I wanted to watch this unfortunately we don't have the History channel. It dampened my spirit.

In between the shows in Nat Geo, they are showring the production of this series. Ugh! What a way to torture me. They did well with the costumes. Just by looking at them it transported me back in time and I like Katie Holmes portraying Jackie's character. Indeed they have resemblance or it must be the clothes she's wearing for the series.

I know it's kinda late for me to post this but don't fret. It's a four-part series so you can still catch the remaining three parts. I on the other hand will have to settle to watch this on DVD instead. My patience will be put to test to wait for its DVD to be on sale (that means I have to wait till next year or more for that to happen).

Thursday, September 15, 2011

On November

I will definitely NOT MISS this ever!

And in order to prepare myself for this movie, I am reading the book for the 3rd time...hehehe.

By hoor or by crook, I'm going to watch this in movie theatres like I always do when it comes to Twilight franchise movies. Watching it in DVD is a big NO, NO (I already told this numerous times to my husband).

Even my better half is pretty excited for this film. I influenced him reading the Twilight books and watching it in the big screen. I'll need to reserve myself and the husband a seat on it's first week. This reminds me that I actually signed up for the Ayala Cinemas reservation online. The only problem is I don't remember my username and password. Of all the things I have to forget...

Thursday, September 1, 2011


I'm going to start my September entry on this blog by greeting my brother a Happy, happy Birthday!

As you can see he is a very private and shy

My birthday message: I think there is a connection that brothers/sisters have with each other. Because of that, I feel like I got a little older on your birthday. Oh right, I am older since my birthday comes first before you. Enjoy your day and hope to see you more often next year :)