03 December 2004

Globe cares, MSN blogs, & the Last Song Syndrome

I received an SMS message from my mobile phone service provider, Globe Telecoms, with this message: "GLOBE CARES! Globe Telecom joins RED CROSS in helping typhoon victims by accepting your donations thru your Handyphone. Choose from these amounts: 5, 25, 50 or 100. Send your donations by texting .... and so on ..."

Question. If Globe really does care, why don't they at least put in an x amount for every x amount that their subscriber donates? I did a quick visit on their homepage, and I don't see anything related to this topic either.

Wala lang. I just thought it was a rather wierd way of showing you care: by letting others do it for you. But kudos to the Red Cross for this initiative. I'm not being self-righteous or something, but the manner it was written looked wrong. When I read it, I interpreted it as "Globe cares. I take credit for your donations." I'm ranting, so on to the next topic ...


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Software Giant Microsoft is finally joining the Blogging community with MSN Spaces. I learned about this as I was blog hopping and discovered Taitapa - on the edge.

As the Sandman said, it's still on beta stage, but as it's Microsoft, they will certainly figure out ways to make it user-friendly. I am tempted to register just so I can get the name I want, but I am quite happy with Google's Blogger service, thank you.

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Aside from the contagious Yawn Syndrome, there is also this undocumented-but-oftentimes-manifested Last Song Syndrome. It manifests itself when you're listening to a song which doesn't get finished and you end up continuing the song. I usually get this when I'm in a cab and when I get off, the last song would still be playing in my head and I end up singing til I get to the elevator.

Some people in our office do this for fun. They'd sing a couple of lines from a popular tune then stop. Somebody else is bound to pick up where they left off.

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Just some thoughts as the business day ends. Happy weekend all!

9 comments:

  1. Love the new look of the Blog...

    Cheers
    Ric

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  2. Thanks Ric! Glad you approve.

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  3. Re: Globe Cares
    Just like all those fund-raisers (ABSCBN, GMA, etc) you never hear how much they've donated themselves. As the Holy book says, true charity means that left hand does not know what the right hand does. As it is, hindi ganyan nangyayari.

    Re: MSN Blogs
    I've seen it. Blogger pa din ako. Solid. =)

    Re: LSS
    It has a scientific explanation. I've read it sometime ago kaso di ko mahanap yung links ngayon. Parang yung 'who let the dogs out' na song. Sticky din yun. It seems the brain has certain affinities to certain lyrics in any song...pag nadinig nya yun, kumakapit...kaya di mo malimutan. Galing, ano? =)

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  4. Dr. Emer! Thanks for the diagnosis on the LSS! I'm feeling better now.

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  5. Maganda yang LSS na yan. Magandang pang asar sa tao.

    Uy may EB! Exciting! Hehehe.

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  6. humanda ka sa Dec 30, bago tayo maghiwalay bibigyan kita ng LSS. Katulad ng "When I feel so sad and lonely, when my life is feeling blue..." ni Vilma Santos, hehehe

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  7. Hello Ate Fionski! Balitaan mo ako sa LSS experiment mo ha!

    Tito Rolly! Pwede song nalang ni Ate Guy? hehehe

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  8. Hello, just dropping by. Thanks for visiting my blog. I like your Last Song Syndrome, perhaps this explains why I'm having these random tunes which I'm not even particularly fond of. Once I was even singing "Nederland oh Nederland" and my husband thought it was funny...it must have been from a Dutch football match.

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  9. Hello Winkel! Usually refrain ang paulit-ulit sa mind mo. When I was reading your post, bigla tuloy ako napakanta ng "Eidelweiss, eidelweiss ...". Wala lang, parang pang-Netherland sya. hehehe.

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