It's a Sunday but instead of go malling or relax and listen to classic music from the radio, I had to finish my laundry coz tomorrow will a busy day again when our hired handymen will start working for the house renovation. I really really want them to finish the job early so we can clean the house and redecorate. I'm getting tired of all the dust we had to endure in the process, but this is the price we had to bear to keep the house in good shape. In my estimate it will still be a month and a half (hopefully) to complete the renovation as there are a lot more things to be done. I had to be patient, in the meantime will just watch online my favorite television shows and listen to my favorite music in Youtube where they can feature singers playing with gibson acoustic guitars. image credit: craftnfashion.wordpress.com
( my dilapidated but active BDO reward card :) ) Last year before the year ends, we did our grocery shopping for the New Year at SaveMoreGrocery and spent the reward points from our BDO reward card. We first asked the cashier how much points we had accumulated and to my surprise it was already 900 pesos, who-ah, that was good. A big chunk will be lessen to the total balance of my purchases, almost 25% savings, this is the advantage if you have a reward card and good thing BDO offered them to their clients and we can use the reward card in any SM Mall, Hypermart and Savemore branches it's like having to save on gibson hardshell case when you shop at Musician friends store.
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