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This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Working as a nurse here in the Philippines is very demanding. Aside from taking orders from the doctor, at the same time making sure that they're doing the right thing, our key function is to take care of the patients. They will always be on top of our list.

Due to previously working with a private hospital here in our area, I got to handle different types of patients each day. And amongst all of the cases I've already dealt with, I find people who suffer from long term disabilities most time consuming. But because of the various products of technology, situations like these become easier to do for health workers like me over time. Somehow, disabled patients can function more and do other things for themselves without help.

One great example is the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), which is a non profit organization that helps people with disabilities to be more safe when inside a vehicle despite of their condition.

Qualified dealers of who aims to have a better of way of transporting disabled people got together to provide them a more convenient way to travel for they understand the fact that people have different needs and weaknesses. The association have its ways pf making sure that their members can deliver customer satisfaction through a quality assurance program (QAP).

Basically, the elderly and as well as the handicapped should be encouraged to do their activities of daily living as much as possible so that they could still practice their independence. Depending too much on others can cause depression and regression in one's life.

If you are interested in their programs, feel free to visit their website. You can enter your zip code on their site in order to know if there's a dealership member near your home or area.

Visit my sponsor: NMEDA

Sellers have tapped every social networking websites right now just so that they could fully promote their products. Aside from ebay, Sulit, and Amazon, business owners have taken full advantage of Facebook and Multiply as well.

I love online shopping because i think it's more convenient and cheaper, compared to if you exerted a lot of effort going around the malls you could possibly reach. However, because of this trend, a lot of online businesses became abusive amongst their clients or prospect buyers. I think I could really talk about this issue since I have personally made numerous transactions through the internet myself. I already had a feel of both ends. And I think, sellers have the upper hand most of the time.

There are a lot of sellers right now, most specially in Facebook who sells their products 400% higher that the actual price. I find it weird how some people go for this because nowadays, clothes that are being sold online here in the Philippines mostly just came from Bangkok. Since online sellers have the same supplier, their basically just selling the same thing.

Going back to the Facebook issue, I get really ticked off whenever online shops tag me in the photos of their products. I find it too aggressive since they do it without without even asking you permission therefor bypassing your authority. In addition to this, there online sellers have taken unnecessary actions towards their clients who do not keep their end of the bargain. For example, if one of their customers do not settle their payment for the item they've reserved within the allotted time, they post their pictures on the "BOGUS BUYER" list and tag other users in the network socializing website. This is very embarrassing. I have never been included in this list before but I feel sorry for those who end up in it. Imagine, having your picture posted in the world wide web for random people to see. It actually looks like "wanted" ad.

Also, the terms and conditions online sellers have in their websites are out of this world. This is an example of the basic policies they implement:

  • Full payment first before shipping.
  • Reserved items are considered SOLD.
  • Failure to settle payment within 3 days of reservation shall be placed in the BOGUS BUYER album.
  • Once shipped, the seller is not liable for any loss or damage during shipment.
  • No BOGUS BUYERS! Save yourself from SHAME!

(These are just some of the basic policies of online shops available in the internet right now. I have copied this from various sellers in different websites.)

Upon researching the matter, I've found out that these terms and conditions are illegal in the country. In the consumer's act of the Philippines, customers have the right to return a product once it's defective. Because transactions are done through the internet, we could only appreciate the items by looking at their pictures. We can't be a hundred percent sure if the seller did send us a product in great condition.

Online sellers do not pay their taxes and most of them are not registered in the government so there's no way to know for sure if their legitimate or not. I don't understand how something that's not registered in the government and who does not pay taxes could be this demanding.

At last, the long wait has ended! I have received my IELTS results just a couple weeks ago. Since I am currently working, I could not find the time to get the official results by myself because I don't have the time. Fortunately, my younger sister exerted much effort and went to Makati to pick it up from the IELTS testing center.

I didn't know when she'll be getting the results, so I was surprised when she got home one day, carrying a big smile on her face. Her big grin was induced by having the privilege of opening and reading my official results first since she was obviously as excited as I was.

Finally, when I had the chance to take a look at the piece of paper myself, I was so happy to see that I passed the exam with flying colors. I had a total band score of 8.5. 8.5 in listening, reading, and writing. Then, a 7.5 in speaking (BOO!!!!).

I thought I did a great job in listening, reading, and speaking... I was honestly expecting a higher grade in my speaking test despite of the fact that I did not understand the first question the examiner had asked me.

However, amongst all the subtest, I was pretty scared of knowing how bad I did in the writing part since I felt like I did not have enough time to check my answers. Time pressure led me to panic. I was somehow unsure of a lot of things I have written for my formal essay. That's why I was so surprise to find out that I got an almost perfect score. I think, I have to thank blogging for this success because it really helped me improve my writing skills.

I couldn't be more happier to receive this perfect news for my birthday. Thank you Lord for guiding me through this endevour. You are so great to me and my family.

In appreciation of God's blessings, I would like to extend my arms to those people who would want to get some tips and help with their IELTS exam. Please feel free to ask me here in my blog if you have questions regarding the exam. I will be very glad to help you.

Peace ouT! :D

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