If you’re surprised that you suddenly received Pesos (or your local currency) for PayPal funds that you usually receive in US dollars, then don’t be. Because just recently, this month, PayPal automatically converts USD to your local currency. It’s their “new feature”.
Don’t be pissed off if you are expecting US dollars from your friends and family, then you receive it in PHP. Because that’s how it works. However, you can still receive your funds in USD, if you ask your friends/family to send funds using the Goods and Services method (even if you didn’t sell or rendered any service to your friends. Haha). In this way, you can still receive US dollars, with a fee.
Too bad, everything now is with a fee. PayPal is awesome! So let’s not complain for this change, because it’s inevitable.
Yes, that’s today. There’s a sudden explosion here in Davao City. I thought it’s just thunder even it’s not raining, but it’s actually a bomb. I’m inside Marco Polo 5th floor when it happened. I didn’t see the explosion, but I see a lot of people along Roxas. The explosion happened at exactly 10:18 PM local time (GMT+8) according to the Marco Polo staff I’m talking with right now. I wasn’t able to take a video, but will share it in this blog once I found one online. Be safe everyone. Photo above by @jboygonzalessj of Twitter.com. Check out his twitter of live photo and video updates.
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Yep, she’s now into video blogging. My number one crush in the world is now video blogging. Subscribe to her channel now at youtube.com/channel/UCAMlaS8ELTqpQDrt46PdKJg. She now has 16,574 subscribers as of August 6, 2016, with more than 100k YouTube views in her 3 videos. Latest video was uploaded yesterday. Her vlog is fun to watch, even if she’s just talking about random stuff that you might not be interested, anyway I’m interested in all that she does. Even if she just eats, or sleeps, or just babbling random things about make-up. I just love her, and I know you will too!
Yes, that’s right. My website is not mobile friendly and I’ll be switching to a responsive theme very soon. I just love this theme because it’s simple and, not mobile friendly. I was just alarmed, because when I searched for my blog in Google.com, I saw a “Your page is not mobile-friendly.” link right under my URL bryanveloso.com. Alarming isn’t it?
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I tried ordering today at happyfresh.ph, hoping that they will live to its promise of delivering your groceries within an hour, but I was disappointed with their service. It’s actually a lie. If you’re expecting your groceries to be delivered within an hour or within 2 hours, then you’ll be disappointed, just like me. They will not and cannot deliver it within an hour, I assure you. I selected the time 1-2PM after ordering at 12 noon. Surprise surprise, 2PM already passed, and the groceries are still not delivered. After refreshing their website several times, the status of my order is “Shopper has started selecting your items 19/05/2016 – 12:42PM”. They just started selecting and will deliver it in my area for 5-10minutes or less? I doubt it will arrive that fast, even if there’s no traffic, it’s literally impossible, unless the grocery shop is just 10 steps away from home.
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Just recently, around April 28, 2016, AMEX, GCASH and Buy a load via *143# is remove. All you can see when you dial it is this.
I thought it’s gone forever, even though it’s only the reason why most of the people are dialling *143#. Their customer support doesn’t have even a clue that it’s gone. They are just stuttering and saying.. “Aaah.. sir.. Ah ok sir. My apologies sir that you cannot find the GCASH options in *143#.” So I think it’s gone forever.
Good thing, after 2 days of the unannounced maintenance, they sent a mass SMS saying:
“Dear Gcash customer, our system activity is taking longer than expected. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience. Rest assured we’ll let you know as soon as Buy Load to all networks and Cash-in from BP via the Gcash app, and Load to Gcash and Gcash American Express registrations, renewals and PIN generation in all channels are available again. Thank you for your understanding.”
Right now, I advice everyone—specially those who are using the AMEX virtual card—to avoid using your AMEX card via Paypal, as it will most probably get rejected/denied but your GCASH account will still be charged. Refunding process by GCASH AMEX will usually take 3-6 months, probably never. As they are having a hard time tracing this kind of issue. I’ve been charged twice already for a Paypal denied transaction using my GCASH AMEX card last February 2016 and March 2016, and until now, those charged are still not refunded. Anyway, it’s just a small amount of below P10,000 pesos, so I assume they really don’t care that much for small time customers like me.
This seems to be the latest news around the web that all BlackBerry Internet Service users heard of. If you’re not using BIS a long time ago, then you really don’t care about this news. If you’re a BIS user after BlackBerry seems to be dead, then you’ll notice that BBMAX isn’t working anymore. Your e-mails can no longer be activated, you can only use your BlackBerry as a browser, which nobody really uses as BB 7.0 and older browsers suck. Globe suddenly discontinued their BB promos without prior notice.
If you attempt to register in any BBMAX services to activate your BlackBerry Internet Service, you will just receive an automated reply saying “Sorry, we cannot process your request at the moment. Please try again.”
So if you need really fast e-mails in your mobile device, just use another mobile OS like BB10, iOS, or Android, then avail of internet data service like SUPERSURF/GOSURF for Globe, or BIGBYTES/SURFMAX for Smart.
UPDATE 04/10/2015: Globe recently fixed the BBMAX issue and it’s now working again. BIS lovers, rejoice!
When you own an online business or offer customers a way to shop for items that you sell through an online portal, you need to have a way for customers to store the items they want. An online shopping cart is an option with several benefits for you as the owner and the customer. Companies like SecureNetShop.com can help with establishing the cart and offer support for maintaining the software.
One of the benefits is that you can save on the expenses for your business. You won’t have to purchase as many supplies for your store as customers can easily complete their shopping by going to a website. There usually aren’t any annual fees if you find the right company that can help you set up your cart system. Multiple payment options can be offered. These include debit cards, credit cards and PayPal. Some checks can also be accepted as payment as long as proper information is included. This gives customers an easy way to pay for the items that they want, just like they would in a physical store.
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