Monday, 25 April 2011

Egg Salad

Very common Filipino breakfast. Boiled egg and short beans, fresh tomatoes, onion spring and fennel, a dash of iodized salt and a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.

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Thursday, 14 April 2011

UK Census 2011

I just had a knock at the door. There was a woman with the census form in her hand and asking us details about the household.

In the beginning of March this year we received a census form which I disregarded and eventually my husband binned it. I didn't even bother to check what it was about because I was in my phlegmatic mode.

I actually read about it in the news that those who failed to turn in the census will get a knock at the door or a fine of up to £1000. Wasn't really sure how serious they could be but to avoid any of these happening, I requested for the forms a week before the deadline on first of April and filled it in online.

But why did I still get a knock? The individual form I filled in didn't include some details of the house like how many rooms, etc. etc. Why on earth did have to know that? The census was about the population and not about rooms.

Anyway, there's an upcoming election on the 6th of May and they want as much people to participate. Or I think they just wanted to know just exactly how many immigrants are there in the UK.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Ryanair name change for £10 only plus call and fax charges

This post has now been moved to How to get Ryanair change your name for only £10 or even free.

I have just successfully had Ryanair change my name for an admin fee of £10 plus call and fax charges of approximately £6.

This is what happened. My husband booked a flight with Ryanair and used my married name. However, my passport is still in my maiden name and this was going to be problematic when I check in because it clearly states in their policy that the ID/Passport name should match the name on the ticket.

I read some forums and rants about this issue and it appeared like I was going to buy another ticket when I check-in or they won't let me fly. Their website FAQ states that a name change costs £100. So it's better to buy a new one because it sometimes costs less than that. Or I could change my passport which would cost roughly £200 including train tickets. I don't know why they didn't explain it clearly in their FAQs that there is another way to change name by calling them.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Ground Orchid - MYM

I just called it ground orchid but I think it's lily. Please, feel free to correct me.

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