Here is another Post Picture Now Blog Details Later for this new year :)

We recently went to Batangas, and had a weekday visit Club Balai Isabel at Talisay, Batangas, Philippines.
I am sharing these six photos as a placeholder for a future blog post about our Club Balai Isabel adventure here at menardconnect.com :)

Got this sms spam and scam

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Basically it says that my account was charged with 200 pesos because I called and texted a roaming number. And to cancel this 200 pesos “charged” to my account, I need to send message to 808 containing a specified number (09120009743 in my case) <space> 200, and reply to YES to all prompts/message confirmation from my telco. Let me just take this opportunity to tell Mr./Ms. 09120009743 and 09226908240 that I eat spam, scam and the entire clan for breakfast. We all know that that set of instructions will just transfer 200 pesos to the account of the scammer. In Filipino this is like doing “PASA LOAD200 pesos to the scammer’s number 😀

Its been a long time since I posted about SMS Scam, but I will dissect this incident (and related developments, including the reply from my telco) in another post in menardconnect.com soon. But today let me just do an awareness campaign against this Roaming Number Charges, Send 200 pesos to 808 Scam sms scam, and warn my friends and readers not to reply to that kind of sms messages.

Be vigilant and stay safe!

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year to all the readers of Menardconnect.com!!!

I am not a fan of new year’s resolution post but I will admit I’ve got lots of backlog post for this blog and I promise to post more here (and in my other blogs too) this year!

I wish you all the best this 2016!!!

WoW Thanksgiving Sale 2015: 75% Off on World of Warcraft and Warlords of Draenor Expansion

Some good World of Warcraft news to WoW MMORPG fans out there. Blizzard is having a World of Warcraft sale at the Blizzard Store this week for Thanksgiving!

World of Warcraft Digital Download and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor is at 75% off for a very limited time.

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World of Warcraft is now only USD 4.99. This Digital Download is needed for characters levels 1–90, includes 1 month of free game time

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, the most recent online expansion is now only USD 12.49. This Digital Download package is needed for characters levels 91-100 and it includes a Level 90 Character Boost.

So if you are stuck with the World of Warcraft Starter (up to level 20), or if you are stranded in Mist of Pandaria and needed the WoD expansion these are really some great deal for Thanksgiving.

Hope you like my World of Warcraft post here at menardconnect.com

Warcraft Movie Trailer

Wow! Blizzard and Legendary released the first movie trailer for Warcraft the Movie over the weekend at Blizzcon 2015. With the tagline Two Worlds, One Home, the Warcraft movie is set around the timeline of the First War between the Orcs and Humans and will feature Anduin Lothar and Durotan as the two main characters.

Watch the Warcraft: Movie trailer below courtesy of YouTube

This is really exciting and honestly for me, the trailer raised more questions than answers. I understand that the movie was in the works since 2009 (to be directed by Sam Raimi) and I am just happy that after all the setbacks, this movie will be soon be a reality.

For the Alliance side, we are expected to see Medivh (Ben Foster), King Llane Wrynn (Dominic Cooper), Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer), Taria Wrynn (Ruth Negga), Varian Wrynn and Moroes (Callum Keith Rennie) in addition to Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel). For the Horde side, the movie will cast Toby Kebbell as Durotan, Robert Kazinsky as Orgrim Doomhammer, Daniel Wu as Gul’dan, Anna Galvin as Draka, Clancy Brown as Blackhand, and Terry Notary as Grommash Hellscream. Truly an EPIC line of characters for both Alliance and the Horde.

The movie is set to be released on June 10, 2016. As an avid warcraft fan, I will post more updates here at menardconnect.com soon.

Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void Opening Cinematic

The Swarm brought ruin to our world. Our proud people became refugees. And yet, they could not shatter our unity. For we are bound by the Khala. The sacred union of our every thought and emotion. Today we retake our homeworld. And with it, our legacy!

I really love the Protoss so when my brother told me that Blizzard released a new opening cinematic for Starcraft 2 Legacy of the Void 2 weeks ago, I immediately searched for it and watch it right away.

I was really amazed!!! I love the golden armor of the Protoss, the charging of the ever reliable zealots. And I also realized that the sentinels are cute in animation. Of course most of the Protoss fanatics who watched it will be mesmerized when “the merging is complete” and Archons will shout “Power overwhelming!!!“. Bad luck for the Zerg, they let the Protoss build a pylon so this will be a warping galore for the Protoss.

I believe the cinematic is set in Aiur, and it seems the Protoss is focused to reclaim their old stronghold. I wonder why there so few zergs than usual, maybe their Queen took the Swarm to deal with the other greater enemy.

For more Legacy of the Void backstory, enjoy this video posted by Blizzard today…

I am excited with Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void and I can’t wait for the November 10, 2015 launch!!!

Hope you liked my Starcraft post here at menardconnect.com.

List of Official Holidays in the Philippines 2016

Malacañang announced the list of Philippines Holiday 2016 last week. And as a public service to my readers who are searching for 2016 Philippine Holidays, I am posting the list here at menardconnect.com.

As per Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015, here is the Official Holidays in the Philippines in 2016

January 1, 2016, Friday – New Year’s Day (Regular holiday)
January 2, 2016, Saturday – Additional special non-working day

February 8, 2016, Monday – Chinese New Year (Special non-working day)
February 25, 2016 – EDSA People Power Revolution (Special non-working day by virtue of Proclamation No. 1071, s. 2015)

March 24, 2016 – Maundy Thursday (Regular holiday)
March 25, 2016 – Good Friday (Regular holiday)
March 26, 2016 – Black Saturday (Special non-working day)

April 9, 2016, Saturday – Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular holiday)

May 1, 2016, Sunday – Labor Day (Regular holiday)

June 12, 2016, Sunday – Independence Day (Regular holiday)

August 21, 2016, Sunday – Ninoy Aquino Day (Special non-working day)
August 29, 2016, Monday – National Heroes Day (Regular holiday)

October 31, 2016, Monday – Additional special non-working day

November 1, 2016, Tuesday – All Saints Day (Special non-working day)
November 30, 2016, Wednesday – Bonifacio Day (Regular holiday)

December 24, 2016, Saturday – Additional special non-working day
December 25, 2016, Sunday – Christmas Day (Regular holiday)
December 30, 2016, Friday – Rizal Day (Regular holiday)
December 31, 2016, Saturday – Additional special non-working day

Other holiday proclamations will be issued by Malacanang Palace (e.g observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha) soon and I will update them here at menardconnect.com too.

Source:

http://www.gov.ph/2015/08/26/nationwide-holidays-2016/
http://www.gov.ph/2015/08/20/proclamation-no-1105-s-2015/

World of Warcraft: Legion is the next WoW Expansion

Blizzard announced the next World of Warcraft expansion at Gamescom 2015 in Germany over the weekend!!!

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Image Credits: Blizzard

World of Warcraft: Legion is the sixth expansion and it feature the Burning Legion as main nemesis!!! Watch the announcement trailer below courtesy of Youtube

World of Warcraft: Legion features a new hero class Demon Hunter and level cap to 110 among other notable features. Sticking to the Warcraft lore, only elven (night elves and blood elves) are the races qualified to be Demon Hunter, so good job Blizz! Also I believe Gamescom, Europe’s biggest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment is a perfect place to announce Legion, as it shows that the WoW MMORPG is really a global game.

Here is another video of Legion, this time the teaser!

Yeah! I’m excited about this expansion and I hope I can return to the Warcraft world before the World of Warcraft: Legion rolls out.

For more details please visit Legion’s official site:

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/legion/

Hope all you WoW Fanatics are excited too!!!

July 17, 2015, Friday is a Holiday in the Philippines

Its official! July 17, 2015, Friday, is a holiday in the Philippines for the EID’L FITR (Feast of Ramadhan). Malacanang announced this today and posted it in the official gov.ph website.

Quoting the website:

 
Proclamation No. 1070, s. 2015
Signed on July 6, 2015
MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA

PROCLAMATION NO. 1070

DECLARING FRIDAY, 17 JULY 2015, AS A REGULAR HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY IN OBSERVANCE OF EID’L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN)

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9177 declared Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) as a regular holiday throughout the country;

WHEREAS, Eid’l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim world for three (3) days after the end of the month of fasting;

WHEREAS, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr, and

WHEREAS, in order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Friday, 17 July 2015, as a regular holiday throughout the country.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Friday, 17 July 2015, as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 6th day of July, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Fifteen.

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III

By authority of the President:

(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.
Executive Secretary

Hooray for another long weekend holiday for PH!
For more details please visit

http://www.gov.ph/2015/07/06/proclamation-no-1070-s-2015/

Angry Birds Fight Cheats and Tips

I was on a lookout for a good free iOS game early this month and I noticed this new game from Rovio: Angry Birds Fight!

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Quoting Rovio blog

We are incredibly excited to announce that Angry Birds Fight! will be launched in the Asia Pacific region on May 7th! The game will be available from the Apple App Store and Google Play, and will introduce Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan, among other counties, to the frenzied player-versus-player gameplay of Angry Birds Fight!. See the first gameplay trailer below for a glimpse of the action!

Wow! Cool! First launch in my region!

 

I also noted that I have not posted some gaming related items here at menardconnect.com so I am sharing some Angry Birds Fight Tips and Cheats.
For starters just try to the game via installing it from Apple App Store and Google Play. Again install from official sites only :)

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Then first Angry Birds Fight Tip for the day will be to log in every day and go to your gift box and get your Free Angry Birds Fight Diamonds to celebrate Angry Birds Fight 1st 3 million downloads.

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Will post more Angry Birds Fight Tips and Cheats in the future