Sunday, November 26, 2023

New Cover Photo

Cover Photo v2B&W November 2023

How often do you change your Facebook cover photo and profile pic?

I initially planned to change it once a month to showcase my favorite pictures I’ve taken recently. However, I’m officially not a DSLR user right now. My Pentax K-S1 suddenly stopped working. It’s no longer turning on. It’s out-of-warranty and I am debating whether to have it fix or not.

Good thing is, I’m an iPhone 14 user now. My older iPhone 12 was replaced with this one by the ISP that I represent as a a coordinator on Reddit. Yup, I work part-time as a go-to person for people who post their internet issues on Reddit.

Other than that, nothing much is new with me. I started a printing shop business a few months ago and right now, I’m still trying my best to capture a decent amount of loyal customers. I am hoping to have at least 1% of the total population of Nagpayong Elementary School, Nagpayong Daycare Center and Nagpayong High School. I’m hoping to achieve it by year end.

If you haven’t Like or follow my printing business – called Larkspur Photocopy Services – you may go to Yeah I know, I’m a bit old-school by using blogs but I am trying my best to post regularly on my TikTok account. Hope you guys could promote that as well.

Other than that, I’m pretty much the same person. A corporate slave who works 8 hours a day, 5 days a week at a local in-house, financial company in Vertis North. Our client is based in the UK and is also catering to payment solutions in Ireland. So my schedule’s pretty much a mid shift.

I am also a “lolo” now, through my niece Trisha. She’s now a mom of a lovely baby girl named Violet. So I’m pretty much integrating the color to the design and color scheme of Larkspur Photocopy Services. Violet and Larkspur almost share the same birth month.

We’re almost done with 2023 and it’s a great opportunity to start over, rethink our goals and strategies, plan and move forward to new adventures. For the nth time, I am promising to be more active on this blog and my other social media channels. I’ve been active on Twitter aka X and on YouTube recently due to the Israel-Hamas war. I am really hoping that Israel would wipe out Hamas. I’m also hoping that Ukraine would be given the go signal to go all-out-war on Russie to stop Putin’s madness.

That’s all for now and hope to see you in the next post.

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Macro Shots at Larkspur Photocopy Services Store

It’s over a year since I purchased my Pentax macro lens for my Pentax K-S1 DSLR and I am still having difficulties using it. I tried to take some shots yesterday and here are some of it.

I initially bought the macro lens so that I could take photos here at home, no need to travel. At that time, I haven’t thought about opening my own print shop here at home. So the past few weeks has ben… a learning experience.

Now that I have a physical store called Larkspur Photocopy Services, I hope to take more macro shots.


























Sunday, January 15, 2023

Celebrating Pasig City’s Bambino Festival 2023

I just came home from taking pictures of the Bambino Festival 2023 here at Pasig City and I have like 300+ pictures of this event. I’ll trim it down and select fewer pictures to post. For the meantime, here are random shots from today’s Bambino Festival 2023.






















Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Goldilocks Talisay Street Opens

A Goldilocks store opened on our street at Nagpayong. It’s located along Sandoval Avenue corner Talisay Street in Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City.

There’s another store that open Goldilocks products but it’s located in Villa Cuana (also Nagpayong) but this one in Talisay Street is bigger. I’m glad that these stores and establishments are slowly popping up in our place.

I hope that a bank would be open soon here in Nagpayong so that it will truly be a complete district / purok of Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City.




Grand Marian Procession 2022

Finally, after two years of absence, the Grand Marian Procession 2022 returned last month. Sharing with you some of the pictures I took of this momentous event.

I was with my fellow Nayon Photographers and we were treated to a dinner at Max’s Restaurant by Ka Teddy. He’s the one interviewed by Kuya Kim for 24 Oras and our picture appeared on the show for a fraction of a second.

This event has been a regular occasion that I shoot.






















Sunday, December 25, 2022

McDonald’s A Sandoval Avenue, Pinagbuhatan To Open Soon

This would be the closest McDonald’s (or any fastfood chain for that matter) to our place in Nagpayong, Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City.

McDonalds would soon open it’s branch along A Sandoval Avenue in Pinagbuhatan (near Villa Alegre) in Pasig City. I’m a huge fan of their Chicken Ala King and their Sausage McMuffin.




Friday, December 16, 2022

Converge ICT Refused To Provide Rebate

I've been a subscriber of Globe and currently, both PLDT and Converge ICT. I've been connected to the internet since 2010 with my 3 mbps DSL line.



Last April 2021, Converge ICT became available in our area in Nagpayong Pinagbuhatan Pasig City. So I switched from DSL to Fiber at P1,625/month for 100 mbps.

I have no issues with speed. However, with reliability and dispatch issues, that is where Converge is a big pain in the butt. Unlike Globe who gives a specific date of the dispatch, Converge ICT doesn't. Whenever they schedule a dispatch, they would always say to monitor a call from the tech within 24-48 business hours.

This is not the first time that my net from Converge went down and it both cases, it's a pain in the butt to have a tech visit. My last tech dispatch last month took 1 week for it to happen.
After a week of no internet, I requested for a rebate to the time that I have no internet -- for a week. So I got a ticket number for the rebate request. I thought I'm going to see that rebate in the next billing cycle.

To my surprise, it didn't not reflect any. So I made a follow up via FB Messenger and Twitter (their phone number is hard to reach when I call using my mobile phone).

Today, I got an email that my rebate request was not approved because it should be requested at least 6 days after the internet is restored. I was like -- WHAT THE F*CK!

I never experienced anything like this with Globe and PLDT. To add salt to injury, whenever I chat with Converge ICT via FB Messenger and Twitter, I have to repeat my information all-over. It's always starting from scratch.

I understand that internet connection goes down and this happens to all ISPs -- but the way Converge handles dispatches and rebate request is a whole new level of pathetic customer service. They are absolutely the worse among the three.

I am determined not to renew my contract with them for this kind of customer service. Subscribers doesn't deserve such poor service.


Look at this pathetic answer. So Converge ICT only provides rebate for no internet connection if it’s more than 6 days. Not to mention that the representative cannot pinpoint me where exactly this policy is written. Such a lame customer service from Converge ICT.