Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Goodbye, Heath Ledger

*images from PopSugar and The Sydney Morning Herald

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Colbie Caillat's "Realize"

AT LAST! The song has its own official video.

click here

Take time to realize,
That your warmth is crashing down on in.
Take time to realize,
That I am on your side
Didn't I, Didn't I tell you.

But I can't spell it out for you,
No it's never gonna be that simple
No I cant spell it out for you

If you just realize what I just realized,
Then we'd be perfect for each other
and will never find another
Just realized what I just realized
we'd never have to wonder if
we missed out on each other now.

Take time to realize
Oh-oh I'm on your side
didn't I, didn't I tell you.
Take time to realize
These all can pass you by.. Didn't I tell you

But I can't spell it out for you,
no its never gonna be that simple
no I can't spell it out for you.

If you just realized what I just realized
then we'd be perfect for each other
then we'd never find another
Just realized what I just realized
we'd never have to wonder if
we missed out on each other now.

It's not like the same
no it's never the same
if you don't feel it to.
If you meet me half way
If you would meet me half way.
It could be the same for you.

If you just realized what I just realized
then we'd be perfect for each other
then we'd never find another
Just realized what I just realized
we'd never have to wonder
Just realized what I just realized


missed out on each other now
missed out on each other now...

*thanks to LyricsMania

Here's the video:

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Online shopping

If you're thinking of buying something on ebay, here's some things you have to remember:

1. Read the item description very carefully. I have seen a lot of listings where the actual product is not the same with the default picture posted on the gallery, and since some buyers do not read the description, they do not receive the item they paid for and would have to spend an extra amount of money to ship the item back.

2. Check the feedback/ seller's profile. As much as possible, do not buy from sellers who have less than 98% positive feedback. The higher the number of buyers, the better. It is helpful to check their feedback profiles and check their buyers' comments. It would also be better if you can find another buyer's feedback for the same item you are planning to buy.

3. Ask questions. If you're not satisfied with the item description, you can ask the seller to describe it more in detail or to provide you with more pictures of the product. This is very important especially if you're buying expensive items. You can also ask the seller to modify the shipping charges especially if you're not in a hurry. Most sellers choose Priority Mail as the default shipping option, so if you don't want to spend that much, you can choose Media Mail instead (only when buying books or CDs).

4. Compare. Ebay has an option where you can compare your items side by side. It can help you save money and purchase a better product.

5. Beware of scammers.

Originally posted by beware-of-fraud. To see the actual post, click here.

Buying expensive items on eBay? Be extra CAUTIOUS! Chances are you will fall prey to a SCAM artist who will CON you into paying for the item by WESTERN UNION and never send the item. The goal of the scammer is to get you to pay by Western Union or other CASH method, take your money and run.

Here is an anatomy of a typical Ebay Auction SCAM. aka ROMANIAN EBAY SCAM:

Scammers hijack hundreds of eBay usernames and passwords daily through fake emails and other sophisticated phishing schemes. If you click on AUCTION TITLE and LOGIN screen appears - DO NOT LOG IN - Login screen NEVER appears on auction detail page unless the scammer injected a malicious CODE directly into the scam auction to HIJACK YOUR USER ID AND PASSWORD. If a login screen appears anywhere unexpected on eBay pages - BACK OUT!!! go to eBay home page www.ebay.com and login there and only there.

Once the scammer hijacks an established eBay user ID, they will upload anywhere from 1 to 200 or more FAKE Auctions and try to lure unsuspecting eBayers into negotiating BUY NOW outside of eBay, pay via Western Union for this safe and "good deal"

Here are tell tell signs of Fake Auction:

Incredibly Low Price advertising BUY NOW in AUCTION DESCRIPTION but NO Buy it Now button on the top of the auction.

Item is listed in a WRONG category .

Bidders User ID kept private : Originally, there were eBay members trying to warn unsuspecting bidders who bid on those auctions. So the scammer now keeps USER IDs of bidders hidden so they cannot be warned. Another reason is that scammers shill (bid up) each others auctions to artificially inflate the price and try to create action on their scam auctions.

1, 2 or 3 day listing Real sellers put up expensive item auctions for 7 or 10 days - the longer the auction = the more buyers will find it = more bids = item sold for higher price. But a scammer who hijacked someone's account cannot afford to risk the original account owner or eBay Security Team would discover the hijacked account - thus you'll see those 1 day - 2 day auctions for expensive items.

Seller Location and Item Location are different

Free Shipping or Shipping Charges that do not make sense: No real seller would sell item for 1/3 of what is is worth and throw in free shipping.

Currency does not correspond to location of the seller.

Sellers listed many high priced items in their other auctions or store, all listed at the same time but if you check their past feedback they never sold similar items before.

Sellers advertise their e-mail address directly in the auction text and even puts up their own contact on the seller form. This is the core of their scam.

Their goal is to get you to contact them via OTHER means than Ask Seller a Question link located on top right hand side of the auction page, just under the Read Feedback Comments Link. Instead, the scammer wants you to use email provided in the Auction text or worse, the scammer puts up CONTACT ME/US FORM - if you fill out such a form and click submit - there is a good chance you'll see FAKE LOGIN SCREEN which will ask for your user ID and password. The scammer usually does NOT change hijacked victims' eBay account settings because eBay sends automatic notification to the original owner's email address alerting account owner that someone changed contact email address on their account.

If you wanted to see LOTS OF FAKE AUCTIONS on eBay right now, just search for KUBOTA TRACTOR or KUBOTA LOADER or BASS BOAT or HORSE TRAILER on eBay - sort by newly listed auctions and you will see items advertised by scammers for Buy Now at $3500 with nonsense shipping charges, free shipping, items listed in wrong categories, Bidder User Id Kept Private, 1 to 3 day auctions - pick out those weird list prices like 3.98 or 128.76 in listing of items .. textbook cases of typical eBay scam auction... it has been going on for months and looking there will educate you on what to look for real time while shopping for your item.


I have been an ebay customer for almost 2 years now, and these suggestions proved to be helpful.

Friday, January 11, 2008

For him:

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Thank you, Bill Gates!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Second post

Yayyyy, a new blog entry! I promised myself to update this (recently renamed) blog at least 2 times a week. So, here's the second post! :D

I'm glad to know that there are at least 3 blog visitors everyday (excluding myself :D). The website counter recorded 1300+ visitors since November 2006. I know it's nowhere near Saab Magalona's minimum of 300+ blog readers per day, but it's a start. When I was still on http://cowwymeg.blogspot.com (my first ever blog), I have only one reader--ME! Haha, I pity myself. :P

Actually, I don't expect a gazillion people to be interested in whatever's happening to me, let alone care for whatever I say. I made this blog for the sole purpose of letting out the thoughts and feelings crammed in my mind and soul. It's not that I don't care about the visitors (I LOVE YOU BLOG READERS! >:D< ). It's just that I blog for fun--and knowing that I am able to share what I think and feel makes it more enjoyable.

I have a LOT of things I want to blog about, but I'm not sure if I can type everything before the soft cloud of sleep surrounds me.

I'll start off with the Homily this morning. YES, I listen to the Homily. I don't get up at 8am on Sundays for nothin'! Anyway--today is the Feast of the Epiphany, and what I love most about the Homily was the message: "We are all like the Magis who were looking for the Star, which eventually leads us to Jesus. The question is not where we might find that Star, but if we would follow it."

I have set a weekly task to visit PostSecret every Sunday. As I was browsing the site a while ago, I saw this:

It brings a different kind of feeling to know that someone shares the same secret as I do (although I would not classify this as a secret, now that I have posted this in here :D).

I just failed on my second diet. I tried to do what Roussel did on our 4th year HS Christmas vacation where she did not eat/drink anything except water. I succeeded for 1 day, and that's it. Sheesh. Plan C: The after-six diet. I am SO desperate to lose weight. What I lack is the strength to overcome the temptation. Would you believe that I actually CRIED when I decided to miss supper? Haha. My parents were not very helpful too. Mom kept on insisting that I eat. She even cooked SINIGANG when she knew all along that it's my weakness. I also curse the chocolate bars and soda in our fridge. :(

I miss Blake. And Blake, if you're reading this, it means that you're my stalker (HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA) because all of my online accounts where I posted this blog address are all set to private--so unless you've sneaked into one of them, you won't have any idea that this site exists. :D Haha, here we go again.

I just bought THE album of Colbie Caillat *insert a HUGE smiley face here*!!! It's a really really good album. I love ALL of her songs. They're all well-written and the best part of it is that there's no er.. "lust-y" words in any of her songs. I love love love it! My favorite is still "Midnight Bottle". I don't know why, but it does remind me of RJ.

I made a list of books I wish to finish until January 16.

1. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - currently reading

2. The Silver Chair

3. The Last Battle

4. The Brethren

5. The Guardian

6. Evening

7. Five People You Meet In Heaven

8. The Alchemist

9. Tuesdays With Morrie

10. By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

11. Eleven Minutes

12. To Kill a Mockingbird

13. Perfect Storm

If EVER I finish that on or before January 16, Daniel Radcliffe would knock on my door and BEG me to marry him. Haha!

I am currently addicted to the Riza Santos-Will Devaughn love team. I love the two of them! I even purchased a PBB weekly pass just to watch them on their last week inside the house. I love the last 5 housemates (Gaby, Jon, Ruben, Will, and Riza) but I like Riza the best. She's so smart, nice, and pretty! And she loves God. That's what matters most. No offense to Atheists, but between Bill and Melinda Gates, if I am asked to point out who's better, I would choose Melinda--because she believes in God AND she's Catholic. Call me dogmatic, and I'll call you judgmental. Don't get me wrong. Bill and Melinda are BOTH notable Philanthropists, and I look up to the BOTH of them. Besides, if I am asked to choose between Riza (who's a non-Catholic) and Ethel (a Catholic), I would still choose Riza. Deeds outweigh the kind of Church a person belongs to, or whether he or she believes or doesn't believe in God. I still believe that an Atheist who helps others is a LOT better than a person who believes in God, but CONTINUES to do evil (notice the emphasis on "continues").

Anyway, back to the Will-Riza tandem. I am so hooked into them! I even downloaded "Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang?" and listened to it over and over and over and over again. I went nuts while watching the two of them singing it together. They're only the third celebrity couple who made me feel kilig (first would be Paula Peralejo and Patrick Garcia; second would be Roxanne Guinoo and Joross Gamboa-back in SCQ days)--and they're the ones who made me feel most kilig.. If there's such thing. :D Oh mehn. I hope I could be like Riza, and find someone like Will (minus the scandals :P) and we'll sing Bakit NAYON Ka Lang too. LOL. I also LOOOVE Jon for Riza! I was kilig too when he escorted her down the stairs during the Big Night. If ABS would work on the Will-Riza-Jon love triangle, I WILL subscribe to TFC and watch ALL the movies and TV Shows they're going to make, even if it might mean using the dreaded credit card. Leave shiteous Mariel alone. I don't want her for Jon. I would choose Peggy over her anytime.

Oh boy. Romantic Love.

When will I find mine?

Friday, January 04, 2008

How am I?

This is exactly how I feel today.

*Thanks to PostSecret for the picture.