Lo and behold!
A few days ago, the sleek lookin’ Nokia Lumia 800 arrived at my doorstep courtesy of Globe Telecom (Thank you very much, Globe!).
I can finally review this much talked about device that most critics call “the first REAL Windows Phone”.
Keep in mind that I will NOT delve into the technical details too much but will concentrate on user experience and performance instead since this aspect is what truly matters for most common consumers.
Giddy and excited, I opened the box, unwrapped the Lumia 800’s protective packaging, switched it on and started dabbling with its UI (user interface).
Given that I am an iPhone 4S user, I’ve had reservations… I didn’t want to raise my expectations and eventually be let down in case the device didn’t live up to its hype.
But Globe’s Nokia Lumia 800 didn’t disappoint at all.
Wanna know how incompetent most entrance security guards are at the mall? I say most because there are a rare few that actually still do their job… but “few” just won’t cut it, especially when people’s safety and lives are at stake.
Note that I shot the (very short) video below on my wife’s re-entry at one of the entrances of Greenbelt 4. During the first entry seconds earlier, my wife actually took longer in front of the guard prodding and gesturing for him to check her bag. That’s when I noticed that this damn guard wasn’t just lax. He actually wasn’t doing his effin job!
So after our first pass-thru, I told my wife to turn around, exit the establishment and re-enter… but this time, with me behind her – documenting the entire thing on video. Watch.
As you can see, the guard glanced but wasn’t even bothered that the pass-thru detector alarmed when my wife walked through it.
Are these guards even trained properly? Or are they just whiling the hours on the job doing nothing, waiting for their next paycheck? Though they may be polite to customers and smile every now and then when talking to passersby, none of that feels comforting at all when you know that possible terrorists and robbers can walk freely in and out of these highly congested malls carrying explosives and firearms.
Keep in mind that this kind of thing happens not just at Greenbelt. It happens practically in every mall all around Metro Manila (and most likely across the Philippines as well).
Disappointing and very alarming.
My wife and I went out for a quick trip to the mall during Mother’s Day. For some random reason, I decided to video our trip. This is how “kulit” we usually get when we’re out… enjoy.
Do you enjoy watching those hilarious Japanese game shows on YouTube? The way they actually come up with ridiculous contest mechanics that put their their guests in awkward and wacky situations?
If you do, you’re gonna love “Celebrity Samurai”!
Watch me this Sunday (May 6) at 12:45PM on TV5, together with Sheree, Archie Alemania and Onyok Velasco as we compete and do absurdly funny things together.
It’s gonna be one awesome episode that you wouldn’t want to miss. Cheers!