Goodbye SMART Bro

17 July 2012

After 5 years of service, we bid farewell to the only broadband that aided our family with fast internet connection. Blogging will never be possible without Smart Bro. As my family moved to a new location in Quezon City a few weeks ago, we discovered that our unit doesn't cater to any signal using our Smart Bro canopy. No signal at all, a dead spot they said. With that I was informed that SMART automatically cancelled our account so we can look for another company who can provide us the signal we're in need of.

All I can answer was "well, that's sad..." I mean, for the past 5 years, I've trusted SMART because they take good care of their customers. And in our 5 years, we didn't really have any serious problems with SMART Bro. Gaming has always been fun. Friends and players online were very envious of our fast internet connection, lag was never an issue for us in World of Warcraft, Starcraft and now, Diablo, even getting updates on several accounts like iTunes and downloading. We thought that even if we move to a different location, it will still be the same.

I mean, we've moved from one place to another 4 times and we took our canopy anywhere we went, the signal if not the same, improves. That's why this suddden change was a big surprise and sad news for us.

Now we don't even know where to start and how we're going to gauge a good broadband service basing it on the services of Smart Bro. For the past years, we have been hearing complaints on it's competitors and it's always SMART that takes the top spot in the end.
As of the moment we're checking on Globe's 4G WiMax and Pocket Wifi. And as temporary connection, we are using our Smart Bro stick which has poor signal that can only run my iPad. Yes, I am blogging via iPad, not bad at all lol!

Anyway, the Smart Bro stick I have been using is the item that gives us our own connection anywhere we go as long as there's signal. We bought a cheap wireless router to match. At the mall or in a restaurant, we don't ask for wifi that often times doesn't work. We just use our own stick and it can practically share connection with any wifi-ready gadget and we've secured it with a password. Even inside our car while we travel we can all surf online using our phones and tablets. It works like a regular broadband, only, it's prepaid. In a way, we haven't let go of Smart Bro 100%.

I sure hope that we can find a new provider that can give us a problem- free unlimited connection soon, I've missed a lot for my blogs already...

Falling Into Right Places

03 July 2012

The ball will officially start rolling... what does it mean if you're to ask. Well, for sometime now, my husband and I have been preparing for one of the biggest investments we'll ever make for our family. It all starts by moving to a new place. In our 8 years of being married, we have moved 3 times. I got to say, it has become our thing and yes, we're getting tired of it. So a couple of years back, we decided to cut on a lot of things to be able to save. All I can say right now is that, yes, we're headed for that direction and so far, all of our prayers have been getting answers as if everything was planned perfectly for us and now we're executing the plan.
It did take a lot of sacrifices on our part as parents and as a person. I for one, gave up on the things that I like. Things that a woman would want, stuff that every girl will enjoy. As a couple, one of things we passed on are several travel opportunities. At first it was a bit hard, but now it's different. We are very grateful for the strength given to us so we can endure these sacrifices. The feeling is unexplainable, we're just happy and excited because we're going to finally achieve our dream as a family. 

Anyway, it might take a while for me to get back on my blogs because I'm going to be busy preparing for our new home.
Not only that, my 2  boys has been keeping me occupied. I mean just last month, Mikee sat by himself and Franky is already in grade school, and with Mikee again, just yesterday, he tried to stand by himself. All these milestones of our family are my building blocks as a mother and food for my soul as a person. I'm in a state of ecstacy. I am just happy and grateful for the life given to me...

Here are some entries to be shared once I get back:

Extraordinary Life of an Xtraordinarymom:
  • Father's Day 2012
  • Some 12 years ago How I Met The Man of " My Dreams"
  • Mikee's Milestones at 6 Months
  • Another Home, New Beginning, A Better Life
  • Mom of A Grade Schooler
From My Kitchen and Beyond:
  • Fresh Herbs Straight from Our Backyard
  • Holy Guacamole! Homemade Dip
  • Young Broccoli Leaves and Shitake in Sweet Garlic Sauce
  • Cancer Fighter: Dragon Fruit
  • Classic French Macarons from Our Kitchen
Mom Is A Gamer:
  • Game Review iPad App DUNGEON HUNTER

  • DIABLO 3
  • More Gaming Apps for iPad
You can still contact me via xtraordinarymom's email. I will check my emails on a regular basis so please don't hesitate to send me your concerns.

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