Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
During lunch break, Gaby's dad and I we're talking over voice chat and he mentioned that he was not able to send remittance because Metrobank was down. Only then I realized that the problem is not just within Legazpi. But I told him that I'd still try in the afternoon.
So, okay, 2p.m break time, I hurriedly went back to Metrobank yet to my disappointment, I saw the big OFFLINE sign outside the bank. I told myself, "What's wrong with Metrobank?" Then, I heard a guy asking the bank's security guard why the atm was offline. The guard said that there's a "database" problem. Yeah right, so the system was down, as in down for a day!
I was thinking, what if I badly need cash as well yet I can't get it from my bank account because of this problem? You see, this sucks because there's no advisory informing people that this will happen. I just can imagine those people who need money ASAP and try to withdraw money from their Metrobank account but to no avail. And what about payday? It's the 14th now, so those working in companies which rely on Metrobank for their salaries (that includes me), will be totally pissed off because of this scenario.
I'm sure a lot of people out there, especially those with Metrobank accounts, are sharing the same sentiments with me. But for those who keep accounts from other banks, you're way luckier. I regret that I didn't open my Baby Gab's account in BDO earlier so her dad can send remittances there instead. As soon as I have the money, I'll immediately open one for her and just leave the Metrobank account for my salary.
Posted by Phoebe at 4:00 AM
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Our 3-day Bohol Escapade is almost over. In just a few hours, we'll be boarding the plane back to Manila. It's sad to bid bye-bye to this really amazing place. But well, we can always go back some other time, and perhaps next time around it will be with our families. We really had a great time here and the experience was truly memorable. Anyway, I'll just make a longer post next time about this trip.
So, it's time to say bye Bohol and hello Legazpi. I had so much fun here but on the other side, I miss home, and I miss my little girl. In a few hours, I'll be at her side again. It does feel good to spend a few days away from home, from work, and from babysitting stuff. but longer than that, I don't think I can deal with it. So, I'm really happy to be with her again.