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The name Ardythe:good war (Anglo-saxon); flowering field (Hebrew); spiritual prosperity (Swedish); Norwegian goddess.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Excess Baggage?

This was supposed to be published February 2010, but I had some internet connection problems.

I usually travel within the Philippines, like twice or thrice a year, for personal and business purposes. For business, we use PAL since it is required. Perhaps I have become accustomed to having a baggage allowance of 20kg.

My flight last Monday from Davao to Manila used Cebu Pacific Air. I forgot that their allowance is only 15kg. Mine weighed 21kg. I only had Php400 in my wallet. plus an ATM card. The charge is Php100/kg. I still have to pay the terminal fee of php200 since I am in Davao International Airport. The lady at the check-in counter would not allow me to hand carry the other bag even if it weights only 7kg. She said it is too big. Reading the guidelines, PAL has a measurement of 44 inches of hand carry, while Cebu Pacific has no guidelines on such. My other bag measures only 25 inches.

The ATM at the airport is out of order by the way. I had to call friends who would be departing on a later flight to let me borrow money.

I really found it very troublesome and unfriendly.

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Review on RJM

This was published last year in my multiply.

It has been quite a while since I blogged. Been busy with Facebook. Hahaha! Plus, I got married, hence the very good excuse for being busy. Wedding has been good, marriage is fine. :)

I am here to give a feedback on our wedding video. It was shot by Photos du Monde Philippines (they had great photography by the way and I am very happy with it.) However, video editing was costly so I had to look for another. I have met with Gem Ruiz, he showed me good samples, but one of the video cameras was in HD version, while the other was SD. Mr. Ruiz only had SD but he was nice in treating me as a client. He managed to convert the tapes from the SD camera to CD format. Next, I had someone from UP Diliman but he was bound for Singapore so I just asked him to convert and transfer the HD tapes to CD. He did so. :)

However, I had our wedding video "edited" by RJM (Digital Photography and Videography). I was hoping the outcome would be good. the price was Php6,000, way higher than Mr. Ruiz's. When I watched the video, I was not happy with the way it was edited. It was like they got the video from only one camera. I had six tapes, three for each camera. To think that they had my tapes for two or three months, and when I was about to claim the video, they were not yet finished with it. I texted them my feedback and I did not get any reply, at all. Bad customer service and bad outcome. Tsk tsk tsk. I watched the video with my mother and my sister, who is getting married next year, and the latter is not satisfied with the product, thus she rejects the idea of having RJM for her wedding.

As my husband watched it, he said they did not edit, they only compiled.