Red means Stop! 10 things to know when driving in Gensan.

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“It’s a jungle out there”. That’s the most common cliché you’ll ever hear when describing a chaotic situation. Well, that’s how I describe the driving conditions in Gensan. Have you ever tried driving around the city even just for a day? Unfortunately, I do that almost everyday. I thought I was only one of the few who are irritated, dismayed or even furious about these conditions. I found out that I am not alone. Orman blogged about it here. He sums it all up in his no.1 no. 2 and no. 4 points. Continue reading

Black Out

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It’s almost a month already. Gensan is having blackouts every day. The average blackout is around 2 to 3 hours per occurrence. It occurs around 2 to 3 times a day. It’s really annoying! Grr! It is already very hot and humid outside, couple it with the blackouts and there’s a formula for heat stroke. Although I havent heard of anyone having a heat stroke here in Gensan, I am still  taking precautions. I drink plenty of water or juice whenever I can. My kids are also coached into drinking more water.

Last week I bought a generator set for our house. I bought the cheapest one I could get. I only plan to power a couple of electric fans and a few lights. It is very helpful. Its quiet noisy but its tolerable. I also bought a water tank. Where I live, when there is no electricity, automatically there is also no water.  Now my water in the house is always available 24/7 (as long as the tank is always refilled).

I went to the hardware this morning and people are really buying gensets like it was a commodity.  Big or small, gas or diesel powered, people are buying it. Even the battery for rechargeable lamps, rechargeable lamps and rechargeable electric fans are sold out. Oh my. Business is booming for these products.

Well, ill just keep this post short because there might be another blackout soon.

(Edit: Right after posting this, in less than a minute, there was a blackout)

Globe Telecom Service

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Globe Telecom does it again! In Gensan yesterday Globe cannot send, call or receive calls from other Globe subscribers. It can however send sms to Sun and Smart and vice versa. This started sometime in the afternoon. I wonder how many people were annoyed by this. I know I was. Full service was restored at 6 pm on my watch. With this type of service, it’s no wonder why a lot of my peers, friends and people I know have also started subscribing to Sun Cellular. With Suns wider coverage now, even I have already have a Sun sim. Oh well, that’s the beauty of competition. More players in the market, more choices.

Weather in Gensan

Good Morning Sunshine!

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It’s very hot outside! I mean really really hot. The sun is shining like there would be no tomorrow. I would not be caught outside of my room at this temperature.

Just so you can imagine how hot this city can get, ill tell you some incident mostly inside my car. I have no garage for the company car so it stays most of the time outside the gate because my other car (the one I own) has the priority over the garage. Sometimes I move it so that it would be under my small Longgan tree (Money tree as some call it). The tree is so small it would only partially cover the car. I usually leave a window slightly open so it would not get so hot inside. One time, I was not able to park the car under a shade for a whole day. The following day, the cd jewel or cd case as you may call it which was left on top of the dashboard warped like it was from the microwave oven. Just imagine how hot it must have been inside the car to warp a cd case like that. Continue reading