Sunday, October 14, 2012

Warts Removal: First Time

I had facial warts removal for the first time yesterday. I availed of the Mendez promo from Metrodeal. I had it done on their Farmers Plaza branch in Cubao. So far, everything went Ok. The only problem I had was actually locating their clinic, the address specified in the Metrodeal voucher was ambiguous. It had something like:

FARMERS - Aurora Tower - Araneta Center, Cubao.

Now, I was confused whether their clinic was in Aurora Tower, in Farmers Plaza or in Araneta Center... Goddamn Metrodeal voucher. Anyways, this is the second service I availed from Mendez clinics, the first one was an IPL session in Megamall (which unfortunately, was not satisfactory to me - but that would be discussed in another blog post).

Their attendants were kind and accomodating. Their clinic however, was small and had poorer ambiance than other clinics, like for instance SkinStation. But it was not that bad at all, I was comfortable all the time I was there. The therapists recommended that I should avail of their facial services first. I agreed since it is better to have a clean face before having warts removal. After my facial, they applied topical anesthesia to parts of my face. I was lying in their bed for about 30 minutes or so to let the drug take effect on my skin.

When the warts removal procedure finally came, I was really nervous yet excited. I already know what my face would look like after the procedure since I saw other people who have undergone it before. (Basically your face will be filled with black tiny dots all over). The dermatologist used the machine to zap - or literally burn each tiny warts on my face. Most of the time, the zap was tolerable, however, there were some areas on my face that were not applied with anesthesia, so some zaps were quite painful. (As in pinapaso ka ng mainit na toothpick kada zap - that was the sensation, a very hot toothpick pricking your face). The dermatologist said to me that: "Ang tamang mo ah, dibale, tiis ganda lang yan!". I had the impression that other clients were probably jittery and panicky when undergoing the procedure. I was actually very quite the whole time with my eyes closed. I can say that having facial cleaning is actually more painful than the warts removal session itself.

After the procedure I was recommended to buy their cream to apply to my face for three days. So I paid 700 pesos that day. 200 pesos for my facial cleaning. 500 pesos for the cream. The voucher for the warts removal session was only about 300 pesos. So they were able to upsell. But I don't mind because I know that one of the purposes of companies offering promos is that they could somehow upsell. Also, the price of the warts session is originally 5000 pesos, so in my mind, I still believed that I still had more of my money's worth. So all in all, the warts session with them for me is ok. Now, I am just waiting for my 2nd session of IPL in Mendez Megamall - hopefully, things will be better than the first session.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

IPL Hair Removal Ripoff

I have been scouting IPL hair removal prices these past few days in clinics in malls. Not that I would like to undergo the procedure, but I was just curious as to how much they are priced outside of deal sites like Metrodeal. I am actually a fan of Laser Diode hair removal and has sworn never to try IPL again. Can you believe that some clinics out there charge 16K per session for a whole legs IPL hair removal treatment?! Yes! IPL!!! Kaloka. Matatanggap ko pa kung Diode Laser eh, kaso IPL. Goodness, RIPOFF as in TAGA sa presyo. I feel sorry for whoever is unfortunate enough to fall for this ripoff... poor unfortunate souls... Anyway, that is why blogs are here - to warn you and other people.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ricky Rivero on Forgiveness

Recently I watched an interview of Boy Abundo on Ricky Rivero, the gay survivor of an attempted murder and robbery. Asked whether he has already forgiven the criminal, he replied: "In my heart I believe I have already forgiven him, but I believe that justice has to be served.". Very well said. Justice first comes before forgiveness. This is probably the reason why I can't seem to forgive my mother now. I haven't had any justice from all the wicked things she did to me. Justice is mandatory and is everyone's right to have it. Forgiveness is optional and a privilege given to others. Be thankful if you have been granted that privilege, otherwise, don't demand forgiveness from others just because your Church says so. Forgiveness is not mandatory. Justice is.

My Cell Phone got Snatched in the MRT yesterday

I am just so depressed today. My Samsung Galaxy S which I bought at 36K 7 months ago got snatched in the MRT Ayala Station around 7:00-7:20pm. The phone was just sitting in my pocket with an earphone attached an connected to my ears. When I was about to board the train, I noticed two men were violently pushing me inwards to the train. It was strange that they were pushing me since there were not so many passengers that moment. When I turned to look at them, I suddenly felt a hand brush into my pocket. And then I just saw my earphones dangling with my phone gone. Out of panic, I shouted, "Yung phone ko nawala". A man beside me told me that he saw the snatcher ran outside. I dont know why but I belived him so I ran outside. But as soon as I saw the door closed, that man laughed. He was one of the snatchers. This is so depressing.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Steel Trains for Robots

I don't know why this phrase keeps repeating in my dreams these past few days...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

3 examples of insincere apologies

1. Kapag may sinabi along these lines: "Sorry na. Masaya ka na?"
2. Kapag nagsorry pero nageexplain pa na sya pa ung kawawa sa inyung dalawa.
3. Kapag may sinabi that goes something like: "Sorry kung feeling mo mali ako."

Friday, July 16, 2010

Hayz, I have a very low salary ... :(

For my age (28), and for the line of work that I do (IT Industry), I am saddened that I have a very low salary... :(

It is so sad... but I have always tried my best in all the things that I do.

I don't want to leave my present company, but...