24 August 2011

Supplier Ratings: Electrical Contractor

Supplier: Alecto General Technology Corporation
Price Tag: Php 118,000
Rating: 9/10 (10 being the highest)

The lights are still working and nothing has exploded (yet) so dare I say it? I LOVED working with them! Note that they were not perfect but before I get ahead of myself, "they" refers to Tsino and Irwin who worked on the house and Eman their supervisor.

We gave them a key to the place and they just let themselves in because I was advised by the people from my office that I didn't need to look in on them as Alecto knows what they're doing.

So from what I did see, they were neat and they had pride in the work they did. They also got along well with the workers from Rabacon.

More importantly, they were all so easy to talk to. In Filipino there's an expression that goes "magaan dalhin" when describing someone - literally it means "light to carry." They did over and beyond the call of duty. Extra outlets? Not a problem. Change the location of the sockets again? Sure. Extra cost? None!

Now we can confidently plug in anything without fear or multiple extension cords.

In case you're wondering why we needed an electrician, you can read it here and here.

So far no major ones and only a couple of very minor issues.

Since Alecto chipped at the walls and floors to embed and reroute wires, cement was needed to cover them all up again. This was included in the contract so technically we already paid for the restoration materials. But they used the cement provided by Rabacon instead. We didn't mind too much as they did not charge for all the extra work we asked them to do.

They also forgot to install one dimmer switch which Tsino rectified last week. Though in the greater scheme of things, this was not a problem.

10 August 2011

6-Month Certificate Program in Interior Decoration

I was on Deal Grocer when I came across this offer:

Whether you’re an occasional hobbyist, an aspiring interior stylist or simply waiting to discover your inner designer, School of Fashion and the Arts’ 6-Month Certificate Program in Interior Decoration is tailor-made just for you!

Exclusively for Deal Grocer members, learn lessons on the fundamentals of interior decoration and build a fine foundation for a bright design future for only Php 42,500. (Php 85,000 Original Price)!

Founded by industry mover and trendsetting interior designer Ivy Almario in collaboration with the School of Fashion and the Arts, the SoFA School of Interior Design boasts of the most distinguished and highly established teachers in the industry.

Acquaint yourself with the elements of good design by immersing in the course’s harmony of classes encompassing the following: Theory of Design, Graphics Drafting, Materials & Resources 1, Color Theory, Perspective Drawing, Lighting Design, Color Rendering and Interior Design 1A.

This program will run for 6 months (2 semesters):

▪ First Semester: September 26, 2011 to December 17, 2011
▪ Second Semester: January 16, 2012 to April 28, 2012

The schedule of the classes are as follows:

▪ Mondays 9AM-4PM
▪ Wednesdays 11AM-6PM

The two-semester program consists of a total of 8 subjects (3 units each for a total of 24 units). This will be broken down into 13 sessions (4 subjects) per semester.

Pursue your design passion! Enroll in SoFA’s Certificate Program in Interior Decoration at 50% OFF exclusive for Deal Grocer members!

Terms of this Deal:
▪ Valid from September 26, 2011 to April 28, 2012 (6 months or 2 semesters)
▪ Valid for 13 sessions (4 subjects) per semester
▪ One (1) coupon is good for one (1) person
▪ Not valid for cash back
▪ Not valid with other promos and discounts

Company Info
School of Fashion and the Arts
55 Paseo de Roxas
Makati City
(02) 892-8807 local 103-104
(0917) 501-8136


You'll have to sign up to see the all the details and purchase the voucher but I've copied most of the pertinent information here.

Please note that only 15 vouchers were offered and as of this writing, there are only eight (8) left. So if you're interested, you will need to buy it within the next three (3) days.
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