Johnny Air: The Best
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I can’t believe some people still don’t know about Johnny Air and how shipping through them will save you a thousand heartaches from customs fees.
My friend just ordered an iPad2 and has to pay PHP 11,000 in customs fees. Had she shipped with Johnny Air, my guess is she will pay only Php 2,500 (guess only ha).
Here’s a repost on how to ship stuff from the US to the Metro Manila via Johnny Air Cargo.
This should answer some of your questions. If you have other questions, don’t ask me, call Johnny Air.

Johnny Air at Megamall

Don’t you just hate looking at stuff online and not having a proper way to ship it to the Philippines?
You either need a good friend like Cedric to ship or bring it here, or you have to deal with corrupt customs officials at the post office.
My friend Becky, who likes ordering golf clubs online, told me about Johnny Air‘s shipping service.

What I did basically was to order a Kindle 2, DSi and special memory card from Amazon on April 27.
Had them shipped to Johnny Air in New York care of Analyn (see below) and emailed Analyn to expect an order from me.
She responds and thanks me for the business.
Last Sunday, May 3rd, I got a call from Johnny Air Megamall that my package was there. That’s an unbelievable 6 days later. And I only paid Php 1700++ for shipping. No need to deal with bribery and corruption.

Unlike other U.S. shipping services that cost an arm and will bill you separately for five packages from the same company (yes it happened to me), Johnny Air taped my two boxes together and charged me only one bill.
(P.S. I heard they don’t consolidate orders any more, so don’t expect your boxes to be taped. Just saying 🙂

Johnny Air

The Johnny Air guy was friendly pa. He seemed pleased that I got my order, asked what it was and if I would open it there. I said, no na.
I’ve also used the Johnny Air address on eBay orders. I can’t tell you how happy I am we have this, I just had to share.To use Johnny Air’s efficient shipping service, follow the simple instructions below:

Johnny Air instructions
Johnny Air instructions

Hope this helps!

Advertiser makes a stand on Willing Willie
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Fastfood chain suspends ads on ‘Willing Willie’
By Karen Boncocan

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE) Jollibee Foods Corporation is suspending ad placement on TV5 game show “Willing Willie” amid a child abuse controversy, its media office said.
“Mang Inasal will be holding off ad placements from ‘Willing Willie’ this week,” the JFC Corporate Media announced Saturday on its Facebook page.
The announcement came as the drive to boycott products of the top-rating show’s advertisers gains support on various social media sites.
In a letter sent to Froilan Grate of Facebook group Para Kay Jan-jan (Shame on you Willie Revillame), JFC media representative Pauline Lao said the giant food conglomerate was “aware of the issues and the various sentiments raised” following the show’s March 12 episode, which featured a macho dancing six-year-old boy.
Lao said the corporation, which packages itself as family friendly, was keeping tabs on TV5’s investigation, stressing that it “remains committed to upholding the welfare of children.”
“We trust that the appropriate and expert institutions will also respond and look into this matter with urgency,” the JFC official said.
The boy, a contestant in the game show, was seen in tears as he was repeatedly egged on to simulate a striptease to the delight of program host Willie Revillame and the studio audience. It caused uproar on the Internet.
The government condemned the episode, with the Commission on Human Rights saying it was studying the possibility of filing legal charges against those responsible for the “child abuse.”
The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board has said it received numerous complaints after seeing the show and would review the episode for appropriate action.
Social Welfare Secretary castigated the fast-rising broadcast station and Revillame for making the young contestant from a poor family to “gyrate distastefully” in exchange for P10,000 in prize money.
On Thursday, activist lawyer Ipat Luna reminded advertisers that they play a crucial role in “shaping the national soul” and urged them to “pull out of Willie’s show as a first step.”
“If poverty is the excuse for losing one’s dignity, I think companies like yours are in the best position to show that dignity can be had despite poverty and Willie’s show flies in the face of that possibility,” she said in her letter to the companies.
Oishi responded to Luna’s letter, describing the incident as “regretful,” and added that “we hope [this] will not happen again.”
“While we, as advertisers, do not control the actual execution and their artists during the show, we also want to do our part to avoid these unfortunate incidents,” Oishi said. The snack firm also said it was reviewing possible actions which “can yield actual, positive results.”
On Wednesday, TV5 television network said it was conducting a “thorough investigation” of the incident.

More shopping is a good thing
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Air France and KLM have a new baggage policy effective from 1 April 2011.


New baggage allowance is introduced
First Class: 3 pieces of 32kg each
Business Class: 2 pieces of 32kg each
Premium Voyageur / Alize / Premium Eco: 2 pieces of 23kg each
Economy Class (including Economy Comfort): 1 piece of 23kg

If you’re departing from Manila, excess baggage fees apply:
2nd baggage not exceeding 23kg: US$100
3rd baggage not exceeding 23kg: US$200
3rd baggage weighing over 23kg up to 32kg: US$200 on top of overweight fee
Heavy (overweight) piece weighing between 23 and 32 kg: US$100

I think they’re really good deals!
To know more, click here.

Morning girls
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There are certain qualities I admire very much in a person:
1) if they can get up in the morning
2) if they exercise or go to the gym
3) if they can go to Mass every Sunday
Oh, and if they can look good so early in the morning, I am in awe.
I’m not a big fan of taking the first flight to travel, but if I do, I can’t be bothered to dress up because I tend to curl up into a ball when I fly.
For that, my outfit has to be pajamic.
Take a look at magazine editor Carla Sibal’s traveling outfit in 2007, like 6 AM

Carla at PAL lounge

This was Carla and Pamela Garcia about to board the plane in 2007. So chica!!

Carla and Pam

Four years later, there’s Geolette Esguerra of Metro.
Carla, meet your traveling nemesis at 7 AM.


Yes my dears, I flew with her to Hong Kong, and I can attest she wore heels the whole day, including running with me, my luggage, and Alexei Villaraza from Central to Causeway Bay.
She is amazing like dut! In a Mich Dulce hat too!
Come to think of it, I ran around in platform shoes from 1991-1995 while I was studying at Parsons New York. I have a varicose vein to prove it. I know, TMI.
It’s hard to get away with that kind of traveling outfit, but I can tell you, Geolette did!

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