Saturday, May 28, 2011

Note: Is your note genuine?

Last Thursday, we had a nine-hour chat/gossiping at the city Dap-ayan and at McDonald's. It was around 9PM when we decided to continue our talk at a friend's house three kilometers away. Jeepney's weren't available that time so we resorted riding on a tricycle. Besides, there were a lot of them outside the fast-food chain. However, there was a slight commotion. But we never bothered until we finally rode our way to the nearby town.

"What happened, kuya?" asked a friend. The driver mumbled something we didn't quite comprehend. So we asked once more. Turns out that a guy or two boughtlechon manok in a nearby store and paid a counterfeit 1000-peso bill. Good thing somebody caught them.

I am disappointed that Filipinos, much more Ilocanos, use fake money just to gain, well, goods and real money (i.e. change). But I was still proud that some peopleknow how to detect such. Which leads to the point of this post: how do you recognize genuine Philippine notes? The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas presents 16 characteristics and features: (Note: may or may not apply to new generation bank notes)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Boredom Killer 1: Tee-pography

I always experience boredom overdose during summer. Ergo, I resorted graphic designing shirts for each of the colleges of my university.

P.S. I love minimalistic typography :D

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