👋 Oi, mga repapips, Brian Dys here! I love music, photography, and creative stuff like UX design and art. This is a place where I collect my thoughts and works. Apart all these, I’m Jaycelle’s better half and Bryce’s dad. 🥰
Plant seeds in the neighborhood, grow fruits in your yard.
Developing one’s turf must be a priority before developing others. It is my patriotic principle why I am proud to be one of the workforces in our country. I, alone, am contributing a meager amount of help but I won’t feel the same contributing any help from a faraway land.
I might be speaking in tongues but I’m talking about my awareness of living in Manila, Philippines and my constant struggle in finding the balance between my personal hopes & dreams and this land’s baby steps into a better future.
From the Podcast, Unfinished Business Episode 76: Two old farts Googling
I’ve always wanted to be the guy that has the best barbecue that you walk away from and you go, “We gotta go back to that guy’s place – it was a laugh and there was plenty of food and it was all good fun.”
~ John Davey
From the Podcast, Unfinished Business Episode 77: Dirty, filthy, paid ads
I’ve decided that I’m going out on my own. Like I’m gonna write my own products, I’m gonna get my qualifications. I’m going out. I’m ready to put the money, the financial investment into it and everything else. I’m ready.
~ Ashley Baxter
That means you’re leaving your plateau.
~ Andy Clarke
From the Podcast, Unfinished Business Episode 80: I wonder why he trusts us?
If you want to make a big difference to an industry or a big change in your own life, you’re never gonna do it playing it safe.
~ Ashley Baxter
You can’t achieve anything just sitting back and watching other people do it.
~ Laura Kalbag
Embrace this thing called “internet“. No more red tape, no more grouchy customer-fronting employees, no more 7 am long lines 12 pm you’re given the application form 5 pm you’re ordered to come back tomorrow. No more nothing government, no more.
Speak in Filipino. Speak in local dialects. And be understandable in whatever tone you will be speaking in.
and Step 3
Entertain questions and answer questions.
Like this website.
The best place to find government services and information. Simpler, clearer, faster.
It’s true, I’ve tried and used its information.
Every heard of this ancient creature snail mail? I used to send one to my pen pal in Cebu and was exhilarated finding a reply waiting for me.
But that was ages ago.
Living in an apartment complex has got its quirk – receiving tons of mails for people who already moved out of the address. And this morning, I dedicated my time to return them (instead of simply putting them in the junk folder or trash bin).
Hello, mailbox, we meet again
Some of the mail with stamps, I was able to slide into the dropbox of a private mailing company. But for some of the letters, like the pictured “official mail” from a good senator, remained on my hands because the personnel said it won’t be sent without stamps. I tried to buy some to get rid of the irrelevant mails that very minute but they’re not available.
The thing called Philippine Postal Corporation
Searching for a location where I can buy stamps (to return the mails) in Metro Manila on PHLPost’s wesbsite didn’t help either. As far as this website is concerned, other provinces have their post office locations listed down but not for Metro Manila. Are they all gone?
It’s not really extinct yet. Snail mail is a dying breed. Bills are coming into email inboxes and other letters or packages can be delivered within the day by reliable couriers. The people who are mistaken in sending packages thru the Philippine Postal system either gets arbitrarily taxed or gets their goods lost (either by theft of mishandling).
I don’t know how PHLPost will transform its service into a sustainable and relevant one. Maybe its “Shop Online” section will save the day (currently a dead link). But what’s in store? Shop online for envelopes and stamps?