Marathoned Hannibal at home during the Labor day holiday.
I realized there are a lot of references to kindness to animals as a semi-reliable indicator that one is NOT a sociopath/psychopath. I haven't read the original books, but with the way Will is progressing in the latter parts of the series, I'm starting to wonder if I should worry about his dogs' futures.
I mean, here we are post-episode 9, where Will presumably (if the next episode trailer is any indication) beat the Beast Guy to death and calmly brought the body to Dr. Lecter. And I think: ah, but he did save Buster at the risk of his own life, so he couldn't be regressing to psychopathy. And then it just hits me, what if that's going to be the final final act that convinces the viewers that Will has gone to the dark side? (Although, is it really possible for someone to tip over into psycho-/sociopathy if he wasn't born with it?)
Ugh. Maybe I should grab the book so I know what Will's fate is.
Yeah, just thinking aloud. I hope I'm just overthinking stuff.
Watching Hannibal (among other things) makes me really miss having a dog. I miss having someone follow me around in the house. And having someone miss me when I'm away. And glad when I come back home. The world is a very very lonely place without one.
Do you know how long it takes for BDO to update a client's contact information? Well, I don't know either, because I have been requesting for this update since last year, and I am STILL going back and forth with them on this request now.
The first time, May or June of last year, I went to one of their bank branches, and they gave me a change request form to fill out. So I thought that was that. I mean, this isn't a small bank we're talking about, right? They should have their system spinning flawlessly. And besides, how hard can it be to update a few simple fields on their system, right?
Apparently, I was incorrect to assume so. Early this year (January-February), I found out that they still have the old contact info on record. So I went back to the bank again, and they put me in touch with their hotline. I gave the rep the updated information, and she assured me that it would be updated within three days. Okay, I thought, that's that; I already talked to an actual person, so my change request can't possibly get lost anymore.
Was I ever wrong! About a month later, I got a call from BDO confirming if I received a letter they sent out. I didn't. Upon checking, I found out that they STILL are sending correspondence to the incorrect address. So I ask the person on the phone to update the information, and I was told to go through the customer support for this request.
Okay, so I calmed myself and decided to get in touch with support through email. I thought I probably needed the "paper trail" on this because I had no proof of their assurances through phone. A dizzying amount of back and forth emails ensued, from which I got three (3!) separate confirmations and assurances that my contact information has already been updated last February.
And today, what do I get? A letter from BDO that miraculously/luckily ended up at our house, still bearing the WRONG mailing address, dated April 2014. This was sent out 2 months AFTER they allegedly already updated my information. Unfuckingbelievable!! GODDAMMIT PEOPLE, UPDATING CONTACT INFO IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE, IS IT??!!!!!!
I'm at my wit's end. BDO, please explain how something so simple has become this complicated. You do find ways. To make me miserable.
Some of my clothes are still covered in fur. This makes me happy. I am never cleaning my room. And changing my sheets.
some people just can't keep their big mouths shut. i don't know why i even expect otherwise.
Called Citibank to get my annual membership fee waived, and the support person offered me a Rudy Project watch if I change my mind and choose to pay the P2500 fee instead. Hahaha! Sorry, no. You guys will never earn a centavo from me.
Well, okay, I'm sure they earn money selling my personal info all over the place anyway. Ugh.
Whenever I binge-watch Supernatural, I get a hankering for fruit pie. I don't even like fruit pie.
In my humble opinion, UPCAT reviews are a waste of money (and time). The UP entrance exam is basically stock knowledge and common sense. If you don't have the required knowledge, principles and ideas ingrained in your mind by the time you're in 4th year high school, I'm sorry, but you will never learn them at review sessions. One is either bound to pass or fail the UPCAT, no matter if he busts his ass at a review course or not.
Of course, review courses aren't a total waste of time. Other university entrance exams are greatly helped by studying. ADMU's, for one, feels like final exams for 4 years of HS. While really smart people can still probably get by on what they remember naturally, intensive reviews (especially on core subjects like Math, Science and English) would definitely boost the chances of those who aren't as gifted.
So I guess my advice would be, if someone is keen on paying for review courses to prepare for university or college entrance exams, it's more worthwhile to sign up for one geared for Ateneo's rather than the UPCAT. Although, really, if your high school offers free reviews (and I think most do), then just go to those! It's one's own efforts and skills that will determine success, anyway, not the review centers'.