Make Money on Steam Update 13: Market slump

Make Money on Steam Update 13: Market slump

Since I’ve posted already that, as a hobby, I buy and sell Steam trading cards, I thought it would be fun to post every now and again on how the markets (ie. prices of the cards) are faring.

Civilization 6 Infrequently Asked Questions

Civilization 6 Infrequently Asked Questions

Civilization 6 came out a couple of months ago and since then I’ve been in many a “one more turn” coma, plugging away at the game into the wee hours of the morning. I’ve played every version of Civ and Civ 6 is a good blend of new ideas and comfortingly familiar gameplay. As it is a Civilization game though there are always some oddities of the rules that you wonder about. I’ll list some infrequently asked questions and add…

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Best way to get service from Skycable

Best way to get service from Skycable

Yesterday (Sunday) my cable connection went dead. I also did not have any internet as Skycable is both my cable TV and internet provider. I first tried calling their hotline (381-0000) so I could talk to someone on the phone. Fifteen minutes later and 3 rounds of “all our agents are occupied at the moment” I gave up trying to get a real person on the phone. After all it was Sunday afternoon, the worse possible time to try to…

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Insert Plate LTO – What the heck does this mean?

Insert Plate LTO – What the heck does this mean?

Short Story: From what I can gather, insert plate, means that your vehicle is not registered in the national database of LTO. Instead your record is still in a district office (usually the district office where the vehicle was first registered) and it has to be that district office which manually uploads the file to the national database. I use manually as you have to physically go to that district office and tell them to insert plate. Long Story: In…

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Are M Lhuilier and Cebuana Lhuillier the same

Are M Lhuilier and Cebuana Lhuillier the same

Are M Lhuilier and Cebuana Lhuillier the same? Short answer: No, they are not. If you are trying to collect money from one be sure you go to the correct Lhulier. Long story: I had to find an M Lhulier near Alcoves as a guest who was staying 6 weeks had pera padala‘d to himself the amount which was supposed to be our payment. There seems to be more branches of Cebuana Lhuillier though so finding an M Lhuilier was…

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Bougainvillea Cutting Propagation

Bougainvillea Cutting Propagation

In my last few posts I shared that I’ve recently moved house. I wanted to bring some of the old house with me though in the form of plants. Just digging them out of the ground, roots and all, didn’t seem very sporting. I wanted a mix of the old and the new. (Get a plant by its roots and you just have the old plant.) So I set about getting cuttings. They are what they sound like, you cut…

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Requirements for a representative to claim your driver’s license

Requirements for a representative to claim your driver’s license

So you got your license renewed but the LTO office was out of plastic licenses. Now it’s 6 months (or a year or two) later and you figure that (siguro naman) the plastic license is available. But you’re loath to take a day off from work just to trudge over to the LTO office. Fear not, I did the trudging for you and while I was at the LTO office I also took note of the requirements for a representative…

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Review: Vina Trang Restaurant San Antonio Village Makati

Review: Vina Trang Restaurant San Antonio Village Makati

There are a ton of restaurants in and around San Antonio Village. As I have moved closer to the area now I’ve been exploring them slowly. A lot of them are hole in the wall types without any pretensions. Generally I’m hopeful about these places as the owners can concentrate on the food instead of being trendy. Generally a meal for 2 will run you around PHP500-600. So, Vina Trang, as you might have guessed from the name, serves Vietnamese…

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Air conditioner keeps tripping the breaker

Air conditioner keeps tripping the breaker

I recently moved into a new house. We got it for a good deal as the owner’s immigration visa to Australia was granted suddenly and he was eager to sell his property. Anyway we were using the air conditioner in the master’s bedroom every night for around 3 weeks when one night the AC just died and we heard the thud/clunk of the breaker tripping. I reset the breaker and the air conditioner came back on. It lasted for around…

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Make Money on Steam Update 12: 1 Email confirmation for several Steam purchases

Make Money on Steam Update 12: 1 Email confirmation for several Steam purchases

Since I’ve posted already that, as a hobby, I buy and sell Steam trading cards, I thought it would be fun to post every now and again on how the markets (ie. prices of the cards) are faring.