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Look-alike: Niv Sultan and Alicia Vikander

They look like long lost twins. At first, I thought Alicia Vikander knows how to speak Hebrew and Farsi, but to my surprise, Tehran’s leading actress isn’t Alicia Vikander but another actress named Niv Sultan.

They are both hot and pretty with striking resemblance. I just can’t resist to not blog about it as I cannot find any articles or blog posts that already did.

So here you go! Niv Sultan and Alicia Vikander looks exactly the same. Like long lost twins!

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No confirmation email from DFA after payment for Passport Renewal Schedule

If you’re like me who didn’t receive any confirmation e-mail from DFA after paying your appointment online via PayMaya, then fret not. You will receive the e-mail eventually, or you can just download the PDF file from the payment result page at https://www.passport.gov.ph/appointment/payment/result?token=YOURTOKENHERE.

Just make sure that you don’t close the page after you’re being redirected to a blank page or a page with error. It will eventually load after a few days. Just bookmark your payment result page or save it somewhere else.

Mine showed something like this after a week, even though it’s an error page on the day I made the payment. Just be patient and refresh the same page with your correct token.

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FoodPanda order disappeared. What to do?

If your Food Panda order disappeared just like mine, don’t panic. If you already paid for your order, then Food Panda won’t be able to help you with the refund. It’s best to contact your bank or PayPal if you paid via PayPal.

FoodPanda doesn’t care if it’s a system bug or glitch. They will just tell you that you need to wait for 14 days as the automatic refund is automatically triggered. They didn’t know that if it’s automatically triggered, it should be refunded via PayPal immediately, and to your bank in 3-4 days, if you charged the amount to your credit or debit card that was linked to PayPal.

If you paid via card directly, you won’t notice that you received a refund. You’ll only notice it after a month that you didn’t receive any refund because it wasn’t really triggered automatically.

Orders disappear if you placed an order, then placed an additional order in the SAME restaurant. This bug exists since 2017, but until now it wasn’t fixed.

An order number will be generated after placing an order, but it won’t show up in your order history and you will not receive any email from FoodPanda. However, you’ll receive a confirmation email from PayPal if you paid via PayPal.

It’s best to always pay via PayPal so that you can easily file a dispute if the glitch occured on your end. Or just use COD, so that if no order arrived, you won’t pay a thing.

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Generate SSS PRN (Payment Reference Number) this May 2020


For voluntary members, self employed, OFWs, and others that are not employed, you cannot generate your PRN anymore in the SSS website. According to sss.gov.ph (I mean, www.sss.gov.ph, because without www, their website won’t work, which is AWESOME!), the My.SSS system shall now only be open for employers who have been emailed by the SSS to correct invalid bank account and mobile numbers of their employees whose payouts for the Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBWS) were unsuccessful. So if you’re not an employer, you won’t be able to access your SSS account online anymore.

Their mobile apps are also down, so you cannot check your contributions, file for a loan, and do anything that you usually do in their amazing high-end website that works in IE. And also, the portal.sss.gov.ph website is not accessible anymore.

SSS is really innovating their online presence by eliminating what’s useful. Now there’s no way to pay our SSS contributions anymore.

And…. there’s NO official announcement form SSS that this will happen.

Anyway, if you’re an employer, you can still login here: https://www.sss.gov.ph/sss/appmanager/portal/home?emp

Enjoy!

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Brand New Theme, because the old one sucks

I just switched to a brand new theme. Why? Because the old one sucks. It sucks because it’s old, it’s old that’s why it sucks. I’m currently in Singapore and everyone’s on quarantine right now. It seems that the COVID-19 Pandemic will not end this 2020.

Anyway, I’m now blogging using the WordPress app for Android. It’s easier looks sleek. I don’t like the block editor though as it has so many unnecessary features that I really don’t need. It groups my paragraphs into graphs which sucks.

There. If I press enter, it goes down to another blog. I’m not really used to this. I just love the basic editor where there are no other distractions.

Time will tell if I will tell in love with the new editor. But for now I’m annoyed how convenient is it. I mean, I’m annoyed of its convenience. The automation, autocorrect, stuff like that.

But… It’s convenient to just type using my voice. How? Google keyboard. I’m on Android 10, blogging via the WP app. You can just press the microphone icon located at the upper right side of the keyboard.

I’ll blog more often now by talking to my phone and pressing submit. How convenient! I’m annoyed, but I’m happy.

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Where to find your Bitfinex referral code in your account dashboard?

My post title above is what I’ve been googling and binging for hours now but I still cannot find what I am looking for. My friends are asking for a referral code in order to create a new Bitfinex account.

So I quickly logged in to my Bitfinex account to get my referral code, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I even searched the entire FAQs page of Bitfinex but to no avail.

There are also several posts in Reddit, posting their referral codes, but I couldn’t find mine.

Finally I decided to e-mail Bitfinex support and they replied withib 24 hours saying that the referral program was discontinued and they are working on a new system to limit the number of new users using an invite code.

This is somehow similar to Replika.ai where you can only create an account via invitation and once you signed up using the invitation code you can invite 5 more users in return. With this method, they can limit a huge number of bogus users.

I don’t know what the invite limit of Bitfinex but we’ll find out pretty soon once the new invitation system is live.

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Scam Alert: Monspace (MSD) and Omnia Cryptocurrency

Beware of these two “cryptocurrency” MLM / investment scam. People in the Philippines are easily lured to get rich quick ponzi schemes, when they hear about Bitcoin. Monspace is claiming to be the next Bitcoin, hahahaha! It’s not even in the top 10 marketcap, not even in the top 100. It’s a fake cryptocurrency, built to scam innocent people who doesn’t have any idea about the blockchain.

You can google monspace, ms dollars, or omnia, you’ll easily find hundreds of references that it’s a scam. There are also innocent people in Youtube promoting monspace as the next Bitcoin, and you should get in now before it’s too late. Your P9000 will be worth a “million” in the future of you become a member now! Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. These poor humans doesn’t know that they were scammed and they are scamming other Filipinos.

Just today I heard two middle aged women talking about how much they earned referring their friends to Monspace cryptocurrency. The other lady claimed that she makes P4000 per referral! She doesn’t have any clue that she is scamming other people. Oh my goodness… I want to confront them and warn them but it would be impolite as they don’t know me. I just silently listened in their conversation.

Be very careful before investing in any cryptocurrency. Always check the market cap, the technology behind it, exchanges listing it, and other references that you can read online. If it has very low trading volume or very low market cap, it’s obviously a scam. Even if it’s listed in Coinmarketcap.com, or you read about it in Nasdaq, CNBC, Cointelegraph, Forbes, and other well-known news sites, be careful and don’t believe immediately. There are paid news distribution platforms that are affiliated with well-known news sites and scam articles are automatically posted there without filters or approval . Similar to the INTcoin scam, it’s posted on CNBC, but it’s a successful scam and the creators just disappeared after cashing out their scammed money.

Be watchful, be careful, be vigilant. The world wide web and cryptocurrencies are a haven of scams.

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Internet Personal

SSS e-services inquiry page is blank!


If you wonder why it’s blank after you ignored the IE11 download popup, then do not wonder anymore. Because our multi-billion government doesn’t have a budget to revamp their very old website, that’s why it’s not supported it all modern browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Brave, Safari, and IE Edge. You need to download IE11 or older sucky browser to view your contributions. If you don’t have a really old browser or if you’re using a Mac OS X, then you need to run Windows via Parallels or Remote Desktop Connection to use IE. If you don’t have any of those tools, then just don’t bother viewing your contributions anymore.

I hope SSS will do something about their website. It’s soooooo old and unusable anymore. Instead, they encourage us to download a very ugly browser from the past.