Merkado Patrol


(This page has been put under archive since my radio show– “Merkado Patrol” no longer exists over DyAB 1512.)

(related pages: diskusyon, karaokehan)

A Dismal Display of Customer Relations in a SuperMarket

I bought a pack of rice at the Super Metro Mandaue on October 10, 2009 along with other grocery items. However, the bagger forgot to include the rice pack in my purchased items after paying it at the teller. I only discovered at around 3pm after my radio show in DYAB1512 that the rice pack wasn’t among the items i brought home. See the receipts below:

grocery right-1grocery receipt-2grocery receipt-3

Was it my fault? Definitely, it wasn’t mine but it’s the fault of the bagger since no one like me and you has time to check whether all the items we’re paying are all in the bag. It’s only logical for any customer to trust the bagger and the teller that all our paid items are there in the shopping bag.

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“Karaokehan” sa Merkado Patrol–what a fun!!!

It’s been a month when i started the “Karaokehan” sa Merkado Patrol every Saturday dawn (2am-4am, Phil).

I am glad that it gained participation from our listeners. Even our stickamers from abroad are joining the fun. Mam Shanti from Las Vegas made it two Saturdays already singing the all-time favorite Karen Carpenter’s songs.

The “Karaokehan” sa Merkado Patrol started when i discussed about the videoke and karaoke machines which are prevalent in many public markets.

I talked about the history of it and the local ordinances regulating the operation of such machines in any establishments.

It was my way of adding colors to the discussion when i played several karaoke songs using some midi and karaoke files in my Van Basco karaoke digital player.

To my surprise many had responded when i offered the listeners to join me singing our favorites.

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Van Basco Karaoke…

Once again, i had a sing-along session with one of my radio programs using the great features of the Van Basco Karaoke.

The responses from the listeners (of “Merkado Patrol/2am-4am; Tuesday-Saturday) early morning today have inspired me to stage it every Saturday.

I started the program with a minus-one song from Eric Clapton–“Wonderful Tonight” and after a while the listeners took turns in singing while others have reserved for their favorite songs for next Saturday’s session.

My karaoke and midi files stored in the Van Basco Karaoke player are not complete. I have to download more minus-one files. Van Basco Karaoke is using .kar and .mid files for karaoke and midi files respectively.

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