Thursday, August 30, 2012

Holiday Banking

Metrobank Xavier was cordoned off today.
I don't know about you, but I've been confused with banking hours this week.

BDO V-Mall used to be open on holidays.  I even took a photo to show xT Pro how many people were in it, as in marami.

Then it was closed one holiday, but I don't remember which.

Then it was open from 10 am to 4 pm last Monday, but I thought that it would be open on its regular hours, so I got there past 4 na.

Then today, I went to Metrobank and found it closed, despite my mom relaying 3i's message that Chinabank Greenhills Manager Sandra called to say that they would be closed.

So I'm summarizing the banking skeds here in case history repeats itself:

National Heroes' Day
BDO V-Mall 10 am-4 pm
Pinaglabanan Day
BDO V-Mall closed
BDO Greenhills Shopping Center upto 4 pm
Chinabank Greenhills closed
Metrobank Xavier

Monday, August 27, 2012

BDO V-Mall Open Until 4 PM Today

Clearing Cut-Off tomorrow, August 28, is 10:30 am for dollar deposits.
I was in ChaTime today when a lady asked her daughter (maybe) if BDO was open today.  I told her that it was, since I had just been there.

There was only one man ahead of me, and only because I filled up a form.  If I had gone in with a filled up form, I would have been first in the single transaction line.  There was no line in the multiple transaction line.  Hmm. If only I had brought my other passbook or another check to deposit so I could have been first in line, too.

The teller said that the line was short because it was a holiday.

Au contraire, when I bought my Asus Transformer, the line was so snaky, I showed it to xT Pro where I bought it, to prove to them that BDO was open.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Poker Without the Chips

I have plans of teaching Texas Hold 'Em to a friend maybe in a resto.  This means we don't want to go around with an unwieldy poker set.  So I'm reminded of the time when Boy Kuripot and I played Texas Hold at Astoria Boracay, where we stayed for free courtesy of the hotel.

 A possible flush.
We had both been 'abandoned' by our roommates, so we decided to play Texas to pass the time.  I had brought a deck of Qantas cards (photo), hoping to squeeze in a game.

He devised an Excel program to keep track of our chips.  It wasn't perfect, but it's only today, two years later, that I figured out a simple way of doing it.

I have not tested this in an actual game, but here it goes:

Player 1 Player 2 Pot
Bet Balance Bet Balance
1000 1000 0
100 900 100 900 200
200 700 0 900 400

If you want a copy of this file, post your email in the comments section of this post.


Books I've Read

  • Wuthering Heights
  • Wild Swans
  • Who Moved My Cheese?
  • Wheels
  • Watership Down
  • Valley of the Dolls
  • Twin Towers
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Times to Remember
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • The World is Flat
  • The World According to Garp
  • The Terminal Man
  • The Sky is Falling
  • The Return of the King
  • The Promise
  • The Pretenders
  • The Powers That Be
  • The Path
  • The Painted Bird
  • The Naked Face
  • The Little Prince
  • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
  • The Kobayashi Maru of Love
  • The Kitchen God's Wife
  • The Joy Luck Club
  • The Hundred Secret Senses
  • The Hobbit
  • The Height of Your Life
  • The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole
  • The Greatest Miracle in the World
  • The Gift of Acabar
  • The Firm
  • The Deep
  • The Client
  • The Chamber (March 2011)
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • The Bible Code
  • Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty
  • Spring Moon
  • Sing Along with MAD
  • Simplify Your Life
  • Shopaholic
  • Shogun
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Pride and Prejudice (March 30, 2011)
  • Pinoy Pop Culture
  • One Really Valuable Pearl
  • On Wings of Eagles
  • Oliver's Story
  • Nostalgia in the Kitchen (May 6, 2011)
  • My Name is Asher Lev
  • Mistral's Daughter
  • Mga Kwentong Pagkain Atbp: Ating Sariling Ani: Isda at Iba Pa: Mula sa Kusina ni Mama Sita (February or March 2011)
  • Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus
  • Mars and Venus on a Date
  • Manwatching
  • Macbeth
  • Love Story
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • Life Love Lust: Straightforward Answers to Provocative Questions
  • Ladies' Lunch & Other Ways to Wholeness
  • Kitchen Confidential
  • Kill as Few Patients as Possible: and 56 Other Essays on How to Be the World' Best Doctor
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Jaws
  • In Search of Excellence
  • If Tomorrow Comes
  • How to Turn Thoughts into Things
  • How the Other Half Dies
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Great Expectations
  • Friends 'til the End: The Official Celebration of All Ten Years
  • Franny and Zooey
  • First, Break All the Rules
  • Firefox
  • Fellowship of the Ring
  • Fallen Leaves
  • Doctors
  • Coma
  • Clients First!: Building Insurance Sales Through Service Excellence (May 2011)
  • Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul: 101 Healing Stories for Those Who Survived Cancer
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul
  • Cheaper by the Dozen
  • Captains and the Kings
  • Bulfinch's Mythology
  • Bloodline
  • Around the World in Eighty Days
  • Animal Farm
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful
  • All Creatures Great and Small
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • A Question of Heroes
  • 700 Sundays
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • 1984
  • 100 Must-Read Crime Novels
  • 'Tis

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