Thursday, December 22, 2011

What's one way of torturing somebody without having to kill him/her?

stare using my uncomfortable stare

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Who's your favorite superhero?

Dennis aka Youko Kurama of Ghost fighter

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Porn: educational or purely for entertainment?

entertainment

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What's the most disgusting thing you have ever eaten and why?

fertilizer, when i was a kid, i saw a sack, i thought it was rice...

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What's the craziest thing you Googled?

hahaha!! OMG. creampie! Blame it to my colleagues!

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There's this new habitable planet (similar to earth) called Kepler B-22. Given the chance to travel there, come back, and start a new empire, how are you going to rule?

king and king! lol.

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Would you have the tendency to forget that you can't swim if you see some kid drowning in the pool? (Suppose you really can't swim)

yes... I'd stupidly jump in the pool as well and flap my arms like I can fly. lol

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Do you Google yourself often?

*raises hand* guilty

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Do you ever fish for compliments?

In a subliminal way;yes

Ask me anything

Sunday, October 23, 2011

a post

I haven’t posted here for the longest time, a while ago, while waiting for my name to get called for a check up, I was typing something, but then again, it was too soon.

July 3 was my last post and from what my record shows, July 10 was an unfinished blog entry where I was about to post the 1 year anniversary celebration of the book launch for Migs, E and Mcvie (rhyme!)


Anyway, this post will be a very long one, my apologies, but I just want everything to be here when I go back to reminisce when I’m old. So please bear with me, my long post and grammatical lapses(even if I know you’ve been bearing my long posts… hehehe).

Let me start where I left off; July. Other than the mentioned above, July was also the month where I was stressed out with our new teacher (yes, I won’t EVER call him professor) in my Graduate School where he was a total…. I don’t even want to put *THAT* term here. I decided to drop his subject and one day, when I woke up, decided to stop my school and look for another one; another Graduate School that’s not that *toot* as my current one.

I was able to celebrate my friend's despedida by watching with him a concert Dos Bravissimos concert by UST Singers and APZ Tone Tomsic or rather we call the University who we can't name! Haha!!


Reeka, Me and Rick

One of the foreign singers. BENTA si KUYA!

August
The only highlight that happened during the month of August was my allergy kicked in again, in which case any medicine or strong antibiotics (the 500 per box 3pcs kind) won't do. I was then scheduled for hospitalization around 3rd week and what  I love about my doctor was he also listens to the patients. Everybody was worried why I need to be admitted but for me; it was the perfect way to have a vacation. Thanks to our hometown hospital with WIFI, I wasn't bored. IT was the perfect vacation, that didn't end well; my netbook then got busted. When I got back to work, it was again my first day last day. Thursday night, I checked my mails and smiled widely with what I saw...


A fine dandy e-mail to kill burnout.

September was one heaven and hell month for me. Heaven because I was able to do training again for the 5th batch or aka Wave 5 for our department. This time, 3 girls and a guy. Oh the hell part. I haven’t blogged/posted anything about the scam that our condo building was doing with us. This time, for 3 months and more, there were NO electricity and water. Electricity was only provided at night, and you have to pay 50php for the generator, plus, it only provides around 4-6 hours of electricity and that goes for the water too, it was only available also at night. Husband was a bit lucky since he’s able to experience electricity at home, while I don’t get the chance to. People were wondering where I stayed, lucky for me, my company has shower area that’s available for use. I was wondering if the manong guards are suspicious why I’m ALMOST 24/7 at the office and seen only with changed clothes. One of the advantages of “living” in the office was I don’t get late, my savings were big since I don’t have to go ANYWHERE, and I have more time to rest and prepare since being a trainer, you have to at least come before your shift an hour earlier to prepare. Then every other day, I went home to change and bring clothes. I was actually teasing my colleagues whenever they ask me where am I going and where I came from; I’ll point to our sleeping quarters and tell them “My room.”



One of the good things about September was the photoshoot for Love Yourself Project. Husband actually don’t want to go as it was beyond our budget, but I asked him as a favor for my birthday that I want to. I also would like to thank Ian since I was just actually asking fro 2 couple shots, but they still managed to do separate shots and extra couple shots! I was literally screaming like a girl when I saw the pictures. This was to give way for our title “Husband and Houseband” caption. I also was happy since they were professional enough to follow the deadline they set.

Winner sa Caption!


Another was the 20th anniversary of our Church MCCPH-Makati that was held in Grand Opera Hotel near Doroteo Jose LRT Station. I was surprised to see lots of celebrities and important people in the LGBT industry (too bad I wasn’t one of the officers as I could’ve asked an invitation for the bloggers) . I also was looking forward for boy Abunda to be there but he wasn’t.I heard that the invitation came to him late.

The gorgeous couple Sam and Krissy with another errr.. couple Koie and Me!

Another celebration that happened was our 2nd year Anniversary from our work at Canada-Fraud. I can't believe time went by just like yesterday and it was already two years that went by. Some already left, some stayed, some joined, but whatever happens... We will always be the team that everybody longs for! Haha!




October

I can’t believe this will be my birth month and I’ll hate this month. I thought that September was the worst, but I was wrong. The first 2 weeeks was hell. I was just out of my mind. First there were the overbreaks, then there were sick leaves, and no more bonus for the month and “failed” stats for September.


Moving on, I’d rather be smiling with the happy moments during this month. My nephew’s christening from my playboy brother; Maverick Allan. The trip going to Sto Domingo Church, QC wasn’t pleasant either as I had a petty fight with my mom. In the end, it went well with the Buffet at the Reception and trip to Trinoma with my cousin.
Maverick Allan
Sorry for the blurry pic...


Then, for the past few days, MCC and TLF were giving seminars and I was able to attend some of those since TLF’s topic was about Sexuality and Spirituality, then a week after for MCC, where they have their Elders from the US came here and gave seminars about Leadership Retreat for two days (checked in at Holiday Inn, Ortigas! Yebah!), and last Tuesday, Sexuality and Spirituality too. The said seminars were led by Rev. Ken Martin, REv. Stedney Phillips and Ptr. Terri Echelberger. MCCPH-Makati, MCC Metro Baguio and MCC QC participated in the said event.A friend of mine was inviting me to join the “Love Yourself Project” movement, but before I do, I’d like to make sure I’m equipped with the knowledge, information and wisdom, not just to help out in counseling but also to provide spiritual counseling as well.
MCCPH-Makati with the elders.

There! That summarizes around 3months of no blog...

I’m still looking forward for the next couple of months before the year ends. There were lots of things to celebrate, even if there are lots of things to be sad about. There is a need to change in mindframe and this one needs a big CHANGE.

In addition, I might post more pictures, less details, more like a photoblog inspired by Nimmy! Ang dyosa ng photoblog! hehehe and Raha who created her own photoblog.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Casual Conversations; Work Edition; office chat

I miss posting casual conversations, so here’s one that I really think that’s nice and naughty…


A friend and colleague of mine was so bored that SHE started a chat session. I was surprised that she was an old friend of Sheenah.

Ji : Hi ctc? lol

Vondraye: hahaha!

Ji : sounds family? lol. gimik naman tayo sa elbi(Los Baños)... tayo nina sheenah (Sounds familiar? let's go to Los Baños and have fun with Sheenah)

Vondraye: lol. goodluck, gawa kayo ng pang 8 araw para pwede ako .hahaha!! wala nako rest day eh. (Make an 8th day fo the week so I can be free that day, I don't have any more rest day.)

Ji : ako rin nGa eh. hehehe (Me too)
gusto ko na nga mag-vl... kaso 2 na lang natitirang vl ko. hehehe (I want to go on Vacation Leave, however I only have 2 left.)

Vondraye: ahaha!! sana talaga 8 araw ng linggo at 30 hrs ng isang araw... sigh. (I really wish we have 8 days a week with 30 hours per day)

Ji :  kulang na kulang ang off eh. ahaha (We really lack days off)

Vondraye: i knerr!! dapat may jerjer day talaga! Hehehe (I know, there should be S_x day!)

Ji :  VL = Vanatan Leave. ahaha

Vondraye: aylaveet!!!

Ji : PL = P***** leave. SL = S** Leave .

Vondraye:  hahahahA!! sobrang aylavet!
I don’t have the push to post it, whenever I start typing(an entry) during Sundays, I end up blog hopping, reading posts, open Microsoft Word, Type, then sleep, then I’d realize it’s the end of my shift.


I just want to take a moment of this day to at least mention what I learned these past few days.


Spiritual
Friday, after my grueling training at the gym(since I wasn't feeling that well), I went to Megamall for a mass. It was cold; and funny that I got it too. In no time, my nose was like a faucet, dripping like water. I have tissue in my hand to sweep off the watery being in my nose; almost every 30 seconds. I need to take my meds, but I have to eat first, and it was already too late so I just went inside the church, I was surprised because the mass starts at 6,but there was already the priest in front, I was so confused I just sat and listened; there was a celebration of the Sacred Heart, that’s why. After 15 minutes the real mass started. I loved the homily as it was about lifting your burdens to HIM, but on the side, he also shared a story about Catholics being choosy when it comes to priests. HE said that we should be praying for them(priests) too, not choosing the best priest and their homilies. I kinda got inspired because of the recent issues against Same Sex Marriage. I guess WE should be praying for them; for understanding.






Masteral
I have a report due last Saturday, Chapter 1 of my Case Study and what better way to tickle the minds of my classmate and my professor but to use something they’re not accustomed of; and also timely because of the recent issue, yes, Same Sex Marriage. He just asked me to get a married gay and lesbian story and voila! I got myself a report! It’s always been a scholarly joke in class when you’re starting to come up with a title, a project theme, or a proposal; the problem is, You don’t have a problem. When you have your title and all, you then state your problem; again, same thing. Thank God I'm gay and creativity for us is a bit juicy. The second subject I enrolled was RTV and Directing and our “professor” (quote unquote = font size 70, bold, black) is actually newly grad and just started working in a radio station for a year, and since no one is available to teach our subject, our schoold director asked him or rather forced him to teach the subject. However, what’s happening? Do I see a bratty power tripper? He was asking us to produce this and that, all this and that and more of that… "I know you’re all working so this shouldn’t be a problem." This is how my classmate told me how the new professor put it, good thing I wasn’t there because he’s asking too much! Next Saturday he’ll hear a word.






Career-wise
I’m enjoying my time with my new manager, since she’s working with the Leadership and Development Team of the company, she sure knows how to “develop” employees. Though, I understand she has time limitations, (she’s handling two different departments, and almost 3 different roles) she can really be accomodating. I already told her my intention of applying and undergoing development for a trainer position. She already taught me lots of things and one of which turned out to be a joke.

Just remember 3 C's when writing an e-mail, proposal or letter.(and all these time I thought it was: Clear, Complete and Chort!) Silly me. (I wish though I could apply this in my blogging too)

There was one time that we were both confused why we weren’t connecting; (eg. Me always asking to shadow a trainer during their training sessions) it took us a minute and 30 seconds to understand that my shchoopid ex- manager taught us “10 Things to Advanced Your Career,” in the wrong order. Number 1 was choose a mentor; she said “How can you choose a mentor if you don’t know what they will teach you? You should assess yourself first what skills you want to develop, THEN choose a mentor that will help you develop that skill.” She then gave a sharp look at the frame that that ex manager have near our bay (she had an award); we both have the same thing in mind; she didn’t deserve that. My “promotion” of getting the level III badge is just around the corner, I’m sooooooooo happy. Special mention to CC for his nice post about mentors (which pushed me to post a blog; you're a muse to me!)






Husband and I(in our scamy abode)
A little more sighs and we’re gonna finally leave our current scam-y condo. Last Friday night, after the mass, I went home only to find out that our electricity hasn’t been restored yet (since Thursday). Imagine your condo, the only building that doesn’t have electricity (and water supply), climbing the dark stairs without even emergency lights and what’s worse, ALL the other houses (and squatters) have electricity! I wanted to stay at Megamall longer but since I’m so groggy, walking home, I wanted to lay flat on the street and sleep. I went home and calmed my nerves, lit a candle, opened the windows, played some music and fanned myself to sleep. Husband arrived home and there was already electricity His arms around me, and I making him smile and laugh with my silly games made me forget that entire nightmare. It’ll be in no time until we sleep in our new place. A little bit more… A little bit more.






An interesting story
Here’s an interesting thing that happened. Last month when I enrolled, I saw an ID posted at the cashier’s window, the familiar structure of the ID made me realize it was our company ID. I took down the name and e-mailed that person. HE did respond that he did lost his ID, but what puzzled me was how did it get there? “I really don’t know. Never been there, never studied there” was his exact words. HHHmm.... Oh well, I just told him that I could teach him how to go there and pick it up himself or I could either get it for him, and he chose the latter. In our internal website, we actually have a phone book where it’ll show some general details of the person. You can upload a picture of yourself and update the information; I don’t, he does. I was surprised with the picture though; a semikal version of Chris Tiu to be exact. I “eeeeek-ed” like a little girl and when my two seatmates saw why, they also smiled. To check if my standards are in line with the normal people, I e-mailed my colleagues that if he’ll apply for their department, and they’d be the one to conduct the interview, would he get hired. Then I pasted the link. I was laughing when I received their replies! I told them the story and they asked me for his number so they (my girl colleagues) can date him. Anyway, the one that really threw me off was his last reply;” Thank you again. Is there something that I could do to get back on your kindness?” all their green minds went flying(and replying!). I actually didn’t reply that time, I just replied to him just now and asked for an apology because I was sick last Saturday and wasn’t able to get his ID.


Friday, June 17, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How was your first week of School?

Masters? Disasters!

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Anong gamot sa katamaran?? XD

tulak ng ibang tao para gawin ang dapat gawin!

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What's the meanest thing you've done with a banana?

took a picture with my friend at the office with 2 eggs in each side while she was posing that she's about to eat the banana.

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What's the worst injury you've had, and how did it happen?

Haha! At my brother's room, there was a screw driver half driven in a frame, my upper left leg bumped into its corner. Whoala! It tore through my flesH!

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dreams; the one when you sleep and the other when you’re awake

Dreams; the one when you sleep and the other when you’re awake

Last week (and this week) was quite stressful because I’m on a one on one training with my new manager, plus all the errands I have to attend to.

I forgot when it was, but one of the things I dreamt of was it was a birthday party of my ex-girlfriend in a farm setting. It was actually somewhat like our province in Bulacan where there are farms and all. She had her birthday party in her house, usual bungalow house in Bulacan, but with bamboo trees around her house. It was a typical birthday party of a 10 y/o kid. I was surprised to see my high school classmates there; IN OUR HIGHSCHOOL UNIFORM. It seems that the party was in highschool time and space. She then showed me that she spent only 170php for the party that was in a plastic pack; “ready made party” it said on the label. I examined the pack and it seems pretty legitimate, and it was purple too. They then went outside for the games and they were laughing and playing like real kids again, in their highschool uniform, in a highschool time and setting, but they looked old.

It was still dark, early in the morning and we were outside Gold’s Gym Glorietta. When the glass door opened, I showed my Gold’s gym ID which I confidently showed; even if I haven’t paid for a long time. I just miss Gold’s gym that I want to visit the gym again. I went inside with several people already working out and running on the treadmill. I explored the 3rd floor and was surprised that they have an “improvised” rolling pin that I use at Eclipse for my back; somewhat metallic rolling pin-like. There were a couple of construction worker there who were fixing the boxing ring and were just resting. I then went on to work out at the abs machines and then I saw Carlos Concepcion, and woke up.



The other dream I don’t want to forget (and don't think I'll forget either); ever was dreaming of becoming good friends with Carlos Concepcion. We met before during a photoshoot with Men’s fitness magazine for the men’s fashion section, however, due to his “too young looking” face, the editor decided not to use his pictures for the said magazine. Anyway, we met at the streets and bumped into each other. He was nice enough to apologize and we talked. I opened up about him being the model we had a shoot with before and that’s were the “friendship” started. I also told him that we went to the same gym before and I reminded him that he always put the towel on his waist so low that the gay guys keeps on staring at him, and down there. He was laughing and he asked me if I was starting to, I said no, because I know him already. We sat there and kept on talking and sharing stories and I can remember a car parked near where we were sitting suddenly blew up and there was somewhat a shooting going on and suddenly, we were included in the shooting! Anyway, I’m just glad that in my dreams, I really felt we were really close friends, and that made my day.


On a more important note, I will always be thankful that my dream do came true; becoming a trainer, even if it was just a sub to my ex-manager. It seems everything is falling into place, me replacing her, then having my own class, and now, training our NEW manager. I know I still have a long way to go, I still have to master my competencies, but it’s a different feeling right now. This is also my first time to get the Top Position for the 1st Quarter. Like I said, I was just an average advisor before, and sometimes at the bottom, and I never thought that this dream will actually materialize. Plus, me loving what I do! It may not be like 100% but you feel great! Gaining almost 20lbs! The milk and eggs diet paid off! Then going to different places with husband also gave me a realization that these things are something that I need to be thankful of. Davao, Dos Palmas were just a bunch of letters before, but now, they are names of photo online albums.



Just like a dream, we will wake up eventually, and it’ll end. Sometimes, we wake up falling and sometimes it ends up a nightmare. It’s okay, because those things end up as well, and you just have to wait for the next exciting episode of your dream; whether you’re asleep or awake.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Who's your favorite relative and why are they your favorite?

My cousins Pearlee and Sonia; they're the best and they're like Phiper and Prue of CharmeD!

Ask me anything

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

confused and lost

No, I’ve known I’m gay since way back when; I’m confused of what’s going on; work-wise that is.

My current manager was “promoted” to Cebu as a Team Lead (a "manager" of 3 managers) and they left an opening for her position as a manager. Right now, we have my friend-colleague as an acting manager and everyone actually is happy about him being one. When they started the application process, we were confident that he will be the one promoted because he’s good with the process and managing people; basically “perfect” for the position. We then learned that another manager was given for the position; another person to get along to, another new person, another person to know.

The transition of what’s happening lately made some of my colleagues discouraged and already gave an idea that they're resigning, one of which already did. “Female Current manager” started off as someone we look up to, we were friends with, cool to be with and all that jazz, but later on, we learned she’s not all that good; she’s actually someone you’d want to kill (I’m just glad she’s quite unacquainted when it comes to these kind of blogsites so I’m sure she won’t know about this.) We learned she’s a back fighter, gossip mongrel and plastic. Good thing we also have our “stupid” colleague who keeps on sharing things to us what she’s saying behind our back. Good thing we KNOW how to deal with these kind of people, we know how to “act” in front of her and we know how to “dance” with her too, it just so sad that our professional, and career lives were affected. “Acting manager-friend” should’ve been promoted, but he wasn’t so everyone was gloomy; we’re just waiting for her to leave next week and that’s it.

Sometimes I wonder; if I accepted the offer my friend gave me last year from another reputable company offering bigger salary, day-shift, office work, and all, and left them, would I be happier? I’m trying to fight off the feeling of regret of not resigning and I’m trying to talk myself out of it because I’ve experienced lots of opportunities here, opportunities that if you look positively, are actually something valuable.The Libra in me again; debating with myself again.

Next week, after the new manager joins us, I was chosen to train her; one on one. I would be off the phones, again, honing my training skills, and will be closer to my new manager. Negativity-wise, again, I will be used by my company, no extra pay as a trainer, and I have to “adjust” my schedule from my “perfect” schedule right now.

This just came in (as in right now), we have a internal job fair where we will have an exhibit per department in showing them what we do and two of my colleagues were asked to come in at 5pm (one is just going home at 9:30am) and fix the dedicated booth for us until 9pm, rest for 1 hour, do calls for 4 more hours and stay at the booth for 4 more hours. That’s so bull.
We just can’t wait for her to leave….

I’ll say again…


Wuuuuuusa!!! Happy Thoughts….

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Blogging something

When I was in college and started my blog, thanks to Sheenah for encouraging me to open one, I have been blogging about events of my daily activities and recently what’s been happening or what’s new that time. When I opened this second blog of mine, I’ve been wanting to blog life lessons, share inspirational stories, and something that would help anyone read my entry, smile, think about it and create an impact that it’d create a better world; gay world that is. Oh yes, ala Miss Universe!

However, everytime that moment comes, I’m on an unusual place, unusual time, and think “Oh, I’ll be blogging this,” and poof, it’s gone.

Anyway, right now, (blogging) it’s more of a brain work out for me especially for my writing and grammar, since I’m not blessed with a gift in the communication aspect. My colleague who is also a geek (but cooler than me) agreed that the reason why I’m having trouble with English is because I’m more gifted (*grins*) with Math, and creativity because I’m left handed. I read about this in “Left Handers Guide to Life” a book about (and for) Left Handed people. (On the naughty side; I'm ambidextrous when it comes to "that.")

Another battle I’m fighting is my struggle against procrastination. While cramming helps me to pressure myself squeezing out my creative juices and end up in good results. However, cramming vs. procrastination, I’m losing to procrastination especially now during my masters. I already have 3 incomplete subjects; one subject from summer last year, and two last semester, all due to procrastination. My bestfriend was willing to help me out with my report, but whenever we’ll start to do my report, we end up talking for the rest of the day.

Insecurities is one of those I call silent killer. I tend to feel and show confidence, but deep inside, I feel insecure, especially in large gatherings and social parties involving gay guys. I don’t know why I feel “small” whenever I’m around them, and when they project, I feel smaller, that’s why I’m more of a coffee shop or home person.

My contradictive persona is one of my predicament. I tend to debate with myself with almost all things. If I get asked a question, I answer back ALWAYS with it depends, then, I’ll debate myself with the yes and no answer. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a Libra, or just because I have an open mind about everything.

Anyways, these battle are ongoing since I was a kid, and became worse in college and just enjoying life's little bitches now. How about you guys?

Friday, May 13, 2011

Do you have any plans of getting the new white iPhone 4?

None. Unless someone will give me one. Nyahaha!!

Ask me anything

What superstitions do you have?

never.. NEVER remove a ring from someone else's fingers...

Ask me anything

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Pa embrace!

“Kahit cactus ka pa, titiisin ko ang sakit, mayakap ka lang…”


I think I just did. The series of unfortunate events happened after we got back from our Dos Palmas Escapade last week. It’s Thursday and I’m still expecting a couple of bad news.



I’m contradicting my “optimism,” so that I won’t sulk myself to sadness because of what happened for the past few days.



It actually started on our adventure day when Davixz (my Sony Ericson Vivaz) and my HTC went on snorkeling with me and went out; literally. Husband noticed that there was water inside the underwater bag (that was supposed to prevent water going inside the bag)and I quickly checked the phones, and they were both wet. I wasn’t able to use them until the next day. When we were on our way back, they were both working fine, but it seems that the jinx was just starting. I was watching Bleach series in my Vivaz when it stopped working suddenly. I tried everything, but didn't result to anythining. When we reached the Palawan Airport, the flight was delayed… 1 hour… 2 hours... We reached Manila nearly 7pm and we were hungry, and there was no way to cross the NAIA 3 to the other side, where we can see all the restaurants beaming brightly to us. we managed, but it was a bit of a nightmare.

Saturday and we have a scheduled “team building” that time at our manager’s place in Pasig. We were lost going to her place plus the program was just… I can’t even describe how bad it was and poorly made. I managed to survive yet again another day.

Sunday, came and all of a sudden, my HTC broke down; just like that. I was charging my old phone, but it wasn’t charging properly, so I reached at least 1 bar before I left for mass. The next day, husband and I were supposed to go to the service center for HTC which was in the jungle of Greenhills. Husband worked for a telecommunication company before so he knows how to go about the twist and turns of warranty policies, and he told me straight in the face; if it gets wet, warranty is voided and he said the people in the service center knows if the phone got wet or not. He was right, when we reached the HTC Service center, they knew, and that’s why they texted me last Friday night that the piece that needs to be replaced costs 14,000Php and 600 for the service fee. My heart dropped; the phone is just a couple of months old and I still have to pay that for 2 years, and it’s worthless now. Davixz, on the other hand was brought last Tuesday, and said that I should try to back up the data; all my contacts are on my phone. I tried but since the screen wasn’t working, it's not letting me back up because the PC can't detect the phone. I went back last Wednesday, waited for the malls to open, hoping that it’ll be fixed within the day, but said that it’ll take 4 hours. So I just decided to come back last Thursday.

Mini jinxes. Last Monday, we were about to redeem our freebie from Taco Bell for the BPI promo, I was already having a bad case of headache and we were dead hungry and the cashier said that I can’t use the receipt because the receipt shows it was year 2000; FOR SOME REASON. The manager explained that they can't accept the receipt for that reason and since I'm working for a bank; a credit card company to be exact, I should know better, so we left the store (with Jeffrey Hidalgo in it!). We just went to Glorietta and enjoyed our free Blizzard.

Last Tuesday, after I went to Glorietta, and left the phone at the Sony Ericson service Center, I went home and husband then went to Greenhills to buy PS3, I went to sleep but woke up with nightmares (whenever I don’t sleep with husband, I either get nightmares or can’t sleep right), plus I got hungry; it was around 7ish and I still awake and I still have a shift at 11. I tried sleeping but my stomach kept on grumbling. I woke up and ate oatmeal instead.



The whole week, I wasn’t able to go to the gym because of my trips to the service centers and I suddenly have financial difficulties. It was rather harder since gym was the only place I can fight stress.

Almost everyday, I just embraced all those bad experiences and thought this too shall pass... and it paid off. IT DID!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hey guys beware

A call from 0917 310 5020

Hello? Kilala mo ba si (someone random)? 
Hindi.
Ano pangalan mo?
Hindi ko kilala yung hinahanap mo, wrong number ka..
San ka ba nagtatrabaho?
'Di ko sasagutin?! 'Di ko naman kilala tinatanong mo..
Eh bakit kaya ikaw nilagay na reference dito?
Anyway, thank you..BYE!

If this was indeed a true HR rep calling in, she/he would've introduced himself and talk like a professional.
Be careful as this is a possible case of phishing. US and CANADA were already facing a big problem when it comes to identity theft, Philippines is not exempted as we already have few cases here in the Philippines, starting with mobile phone companies.


And believe me.. Some really do disclose their information..

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Jupdates!

Sorry if I haven’t blogged for eons now. The last time I was about to post something was when husband went for a minor surgery last week. I went to Bo’s Coffee to surf and like I said; blog, but I can’t leave the people I was chatting with that time at FB because I rarely go online nowadays unlike before when I was online 24/7; LITERALLY. So I ended up with an empty blog page.




So here goes a roll of what happened to me recently.

One of the reasons probably why I was busy was me getting more serious in the gym, as for the past two weeks, during my gym training during Mondays and Fridays; I’m still doing home exercises at home from Tuesdays until Thursdays; 100 to 120ish push ups and sit ups. (For the upcoming Puerto Prinsesa trip with husband) I already gained almost a kilo every week, and getting bigger and bigger as my colleagues sees my boobs are getting bigger and bigger too.



Since husband is in “forced vacation,” we now have time to bond more; cooking for us and also watching our favorite tv series. Just to let you know guys, we’re watching the latest episodes of Glee, Survivor- Redemption Island, ANTM Cycle 16, and Amazing Race, on the other hand, I’m watching Cougar Town, Bleach, Chuck, and waiting for QAF to finish its download and Modern Family. I’m aiming to download Big Bang Theory too.



I finished training the 4th batch of our new hires for our department. It was rather a nice experience to handle your own class. It’s actually a small group of 4 from the other department, but these were tenured ones who want to transfer to our department due to the less stressful work we do. I was training two girls, and two guys, a dentist, a conservative Chinese girl, a playboy-dad, a starting father. Our training was from 5am to 2pm and the schedule was quite a mix of stressful, yet relaxing; stressful because I don’t get to eat every two hours, but relaxing because I wasn’t doing any calls, plus it’s somewhat considered a day shift already. Since I’m still just any other representative; I don’t have access to any of the training materials in the “training folder.” My manager has to send it to me one by one. Though, I’m glad that I was able to go through the full training experience; alone, from start to end.

Special roll call for the bloggers I met in person recently; Mugen at the gym, London boy at the Zsa Zsa Zatturnah play!

Recently, I’ve encountered a lot of gay couples in Planet Romeo looking for a third party to join them in bed. Then, a friend of mine, who was doing this, broke up with his 9 year-boyfriend just because he “caught” his boyfriend doing this without his permission. I just find it odd and sad at the same time that they’re both doing it with other guys and now that he found about it, they’re breaking up? I’m not close to both of them enough to say something, but I really feel bad that another relationship ended just like that.On the other hand, I found this gay couple who has a point of view that made me smile. One of their profile reads:

"Cheating-is doing something without the consent of the other; breaking trust by entering a deal without the approval of the trustee.

how not to cheat?


-get consent, get approval
."

. I do hope that for those who keeps on “claiming” that they’re loyal, faithful, etc to their boyfriends, you can stand up for what you said, because sometimes, they are the ones who don’t keep their word.



I’m crossing my fingers for husband. His grandfather then planned to buy him and his younger brother a condo unit somewhere and found a nice 2 bedroom, 2 floor unit. The place was nice and the unit was fully furnished. I just hope his grandfather’s fickle mindedness won’t kick in again just like that last time he was about to buy a unit for them at Makati.



Last week, I went home because there’s a mobile passport processing again at our province. Mom got me a form and I left a copy of my expired passport and ID’s. I missed my room, but I still get feel stressed out; no television, the kitchen was downstairs so whenever I feel hungry, I have to go down. That’s why I’m not a fan of big spaces; I want everything to be accessible, just like in our unit. After you get out of bed, bathroom is just 2 steps away, kitchen is just 5 steps away, exit is one tumbling away and husband is 1 big hug away! Anyway, I attended the mass at the famous St. Therese inside UPLB, ate at the famous Papu’s Siomai and got my haircut at one of the salons. One of the reasons why it’s nice to have a haircut in Los Banos is you can get quality haircut at Php 40, that’s with a glass of iced tea or coffee. I was frightened that the stylist might murder my hair, but it was nice, I gave him a big tip that the people was looking at me while I was exiting the salon. Haha!

Another highlight of my visit was computer shops there are getting hi tech as they are now offering fast WiFi services for a fee! Probably they saw that most of the students have laptops so they’re offering WiFi services or LAN connection. You might think that it's quite pathetic now that there are coffee shops offering free WiFi, but the problem is their net connection is sooooooooo slow.

Right now, work is not becoming work; but just like an extra curricular activity. I can’t feel I’m working because of the latest happenings. When I started off with a BPO company, I was just another lower than the average agent. However, right now, I’m feeling it! I’m getting the top spot, mastering our procedures, and still doing refresher courses for my colleagues. Time flies so fast that I can’t believe that we’re already three years in this company! Plus, I have a good development plan ahead of me! It’s actually something I didn’t expect from HIM because he always do something out of the ordinary. I still wish to be a teacher some day but right now, I’m still enjoying this.

In addition, something made us smile as we’re proud to announce that our company performed well in the Fortune Most Admired survey. I get to work for the 23rd most admired company in the world - ahead of Nike, Nestle, Toyota, eBay and Sony.

Plus, for second year in a row, our company was recognized as a 2010 Outstanding Employer of the Year by PEZA (Philippine Economic Zone Authority) during the recently concluded PEZA Investors’ Recognition Night held at the World Trade Center. The PEZA Outstanding Employer Award recognizes organizations that generate considerable employment opportunities, highly regard the welfare of their workers, and maintain harmony between workforce and management.


This summer, I’ll try to complete my requirements for my three subjects. I’m getting pissed with their system that I’m having ideas not to finish my masters there anymore. I just hope our adviser will help us about our problem with our professors since they’re not doing their jobs properly. One problem of masters are that we’re already adult enough to know if they’re meant to be professors or just lame teacher that was labeled professors because they’re already too old in the institution.


I found the pictures I was looking for so I can post another “exciting” entry on my other blog, it will be entitled “SK.” I’m still thinking of other nice entries for my other blog site, any ideas?


To end my entry, I would like to share with you guys another blog site here in blogspot that’s making waves in our office. The everythinginbudget site. This blogspot site showcase all the sales, and discounted coupons. This is where husband got our promo for the Puerto Prinsesa trip tomorrow...


God bless all of you guys!

Friday, April 8, 2011

zeh zsa zsa zaturnnah experienZE!


Guys, my apologies for this uber month late post... I've been busy so I wasn't able to post anything.
Takas post as my trainees are currently not asking any questions.... YET...



March 5, 2011, we were excited to watch Zsazsa Zaturnnah when suddenly, we were informed that the show was cancelled due to technical problems; one of the electric-whatever exploded so they won’t be able to do the show. Instead, they gave us free playbills. Damn.


We then went to Glorietta and (husband) watched “The Adjustment Bureau” and I just slept the whole time was showing.

March 19, 2011, this is it! After a catnap, we then went to CCP for the show, and there in the souvenir booth, was the pretty cute Zsa Zsa Shirts! I was asking husband ala- financial advisor if I can buy one but he won’t let me. We waited for the show and I was excited! There we saw John Lapus and lots of other people in high end clothes. (Later that night, Prince Stephan fb status was he watched the show; damn I wasn’t able to see him!)

I wasn’t able to watch the show for the past 6 Staging as there’s ALWAYS something coming up. This time, I was soooo happy I was able to watch it.

The show started and I can’t stop smiling! I didn’t expect to see too much problems though, but there were a couple. Anyway, everybody (or at least I ) got excited when Rocky Salumbides showed up on his tight orange shirt. The other extras were cute too! I mean literally boytoy cute!

Didi gave a long spiel in gay lingo that there will be a 10 minute break after the first half, he/She/It went back to give an English translation of the spiel. Laugh trip!

I was talking to one of UPLB’s promising playwright Ms. Layeta Bucoy, that Zsa Zsa was somewhat like her play ICEBAG series. The play was hilarious but there were moments that could make you feel “Awww…”

After the play, we took pictures with the cast. YAY!



 
While waiting... Picture taking!
 

Zeh Stage!
 
 
Ada, Zsa zsa and moi!


Wilma as Dina B. Hahaha!

Si pareng DODONG!


Zeh Final Call!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Dreams

 

I posted this last Saturday in FB; I dreamt of a Harry Potter –High School Musical Mash Up.








It was in the Diagon Alley; dark, grey themed scene in one of the stores and it was Christmas season. Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) were chatting with the group, but this time, the group of Harry Potter’s friends from Gryffindor. Then, Beatrix Lestrange then arrived with a daunting attack using her wand. Here’s the crazy part, Gabriella entered an empty store, as she tries to evade Beatrix’ attacks; while singing. It was indeed a nice song, somewhat When There Was Me and You from the first movie. It was funny because we were listening to Boyce Avenue that time, so I’m not sure where that song came from. Anyway, as she was doing her wall slides while singing, while evading the attacks and came about to a locked door, she used her power to slid through it as if she’s a ghost, what made it more interesting is during that time, I felt it was me. Then, at times, it’ll be me watching the scene from above, just like a cameraman. Too bad I’d fancy Troy in Burberry clothes and turtlenecks. That’s as far as I can remember.

Friday, March 4, 2011

im sorry....

..coz I haven't posted for a long time.


These were the things that happened last Valentines Week,


From Feb 14 until 18, we were in the beautiful and clean city of DAVAO!


We spent the first day and roamed around SM Davao and the famous Crocodile Farm since our hotel was just across the said mall. Day 2, husband took an e-tour services in Davao. We had our City Tour and learned A LOT about Davao. Day 3 was White River Rafting Day! Day 4 was supposed to be going somewhere else but thanks to the rainy weather, we just stayed at SM Davao; loser huh. We watched Just go with it and it was hilarious! Friday was pack up and went back to Manila.


I was excited the following week because we were supposed to either watch Zsa Zsa Zaturnah or me and my bestfriend will watch SUJU but since I was busy that time, I wasn't able to process the request for the free tickets from BPI. Loser me.

Saturday was our Alumni Homecoming, I was pretty excited to see old faces and how the people were doing then. When I was about to get my yearbook, this quite killed the night.

I thought it was a joke, but apparently it wasn't.

What quality do you value most in your friends?

Honesty and knows when and how to keep their mouth shut

Ask me anything

if i kiss you, would you kiss back?

Depends on who you are, and depends on what kind of kiss.

Ask me anything

What makes you "kilig"?

Watching kakakilig movies and series, surprises, smiles from my crushes; mababaw lang ako eh.

Ask me anything

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What's the first thing that you usually notice about someone you meet?

Face! To check if their smile is sincere or not, then their aura!

Ask me anything

Friday, February 11, 2011

Casual Conversations; School Edition; Meet my Classmate - Viccia

 Today, after our first class, we went to KFC for some break. Here's what happened.

Viccia: 'Yung Snack Box po. (The Snack Box please)
Cashier: Alin po dun? (Which one?)
Viccia: Yun... (pointing at nothing) (That one)
ME: Sira, alin dun, kung hotshots, fun shots or chicken wings! (Crazy girl! Which one from hotshots, fun shots or chicken wings! )
Viccia: 'Di ba lahat yun? (Won't everything be included?)
Me: ....

Episode 2
Viccia: Eh kasi mali nakalagay, dapat "Choice from..." (Because it's wrong, it should be "Choice From..."
ME: ....


She's not beside me, wanting not to post this...
How can't I???

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Striking Thoughts; TV Series; Cougar Town

I just have to post this, I can't stop meditating on this.





I’ve spent so much time trying to separate romance from friendship... 
I guess if you're lucky, you have both.

-Jules Cobb from the series Cougar Town-

Monday, January 31, 2011

Blessings ala La Nina

This is getting weirder and weirder; not that I’m complaining, but blessings from God keeps on pouring in! I thought it was already finished last week, but I was wrong. I just hope everyone gets the high I'm feeling right now; (all those who are deserving of course). I'm still praying to HIM that they experience this "high" of happiness too.

Last week was unproductive; coming from husband’s hometown (to celebrate his mom, aunt cousin’s birthday celebration), and another birthday celebration from our organization’s (GAWAD FT San Luis) founder; I caught a bad case of allergic rhinitis.


When I went back to Manila, I went straight to attend mass at MCC, then to work. Good thing Sunday was another rest day for us so we were able to take a good rest during the shift. Monday morning, since I have 3 days worth of things in my bag, I decided to go home and rest, and wasn’t able to work out; this is my 2nd week that I haven’t visited the gym. I just did push ups and abs exercises not to let my body loose its strength. Then come Tuesday, I tried to work on my financial report for my new business, but due to my obsessive-compulsiveness, I wasn’t able to finish it due to missing data (which until now I haven’t finished yet).

Friday came and I planned to visit the gym, however, my original manager asked me to cover for her in training the newbies. I was like… WOW! Me?! A trainer?! I mean, yeah, it was just for two hours, but come on! I was chosen to train these newbies! I didn’t think that much if I’ll be paid (OT) or not, but I’m just happy that I was the one selected to train them. During the training, it was somewhat pleasant as they gave me the respect and acceptance that their future colleague; is their semi- trainer. They listened and answered my questions. I didn’t hear/saw any bad feedbacks or bad remarks. My predicament between them was that Trainee 2,3 and 4 all came from 1 department and so Trainee 1, feeling OC, paranoid and all somewhat, feels awkward.

Two hours was indeed short and timeless that I didn’t realize we were overtime for 30minutes. I was tired, but I was happy. I was given the chance to be my dream; a trainer for 2 hours. Or so I thought.


Saturday, I had a bad headache because early that morning, husband’s speaker mounted on the wall fell into my forehead. When my acting-supervisor slash colleague called me up and gave me surprising news. Since my original manager, is currently an acting team lead (leading 3 managers in the other department) and training the newbies at the same time, she asked me to do the rest of the training for the remaining days of the week. So this Tuesday until Friday; I will be the one to train them. I was on my way to school, so I wasn’t able to talk to her on what will I be doing, but since I already have their schedule, I have an idea on what to teach. My then bi-polar professor that morning (burst out mad/angry and after 1 hour turned happy and gay) didn’t stop me feeling good.






I then went to Glorietta to meet husband and his mom who was shopping for her DSLR’s bag and accessories. After a while, we dropped her off in Buendia on her bus ride home, and went to Jollibee Harbor square for Sofie (my cousin’s daughter’s) 1st birthday. Mom, dad, sister, Reigne and Icez (her son and daughter) were already there. It was rather weird that it was childern’s party but the children were less than 10. So the games/programs were then directed to “young adults,” I was feeling child at heart that moment so I obliged and pulled husband (who got mad after) with me to join the games. It was all gone when Jollibee and Hetty danced I think a song they called Waka-waka? What made the party more fun was when Hetty asked me to dance with her and the people were pushing me (even husband and my sister; close much?) asked me to dance!! It was hilarious!




Husband and I decided to get a massage and we found one in Park Square 1 in Makati at Mt.Albo. After the massage, there was still time for 1 LSF and then we watched Love and Other drugs starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway. Wiki said that the movie was based on the story from the non-fiction book written by Jamie Reidy; Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman. So that explains the Viagra story in the movie. The movie was rather humor driven, I thought it was somewhat “A Walk to Remember,” “The ugly Truth,” and “LiveShow” rolled into one; sex driven, humorous but deep (minus the XXX scenes of course).



Sunday was weird; we went home, bought some chicken (Andok’s; have to give in to our craving), slept, woke up, ate brunch, watched Despicable Me. It was around 20ish minutes before the end, I realized was laughing alone; husband fell asleep. We slept again and woke up to prepare for the mass. I have to skip MCC since I was not feeling well. We just attended the last mass at Megamall and I went straight to work.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

casual conversations; Work Edition; E-mail Fail

For some reason, (probably due to my allergic rhinitis), I was not myself last night starting my shift at 12mn. I received in my inbox a request for a manager call back to a customer complaint and 3 more of almost the same issue. We were almost queueing (receiving calls one after another) that time so I asked my (current acting)manager if the (other soon to be demoted acting) manager can do the call back, since he's also not doing calls.



Hey boss,


Since it’s queueing since the start of the shift, I’ll be requesting for Joseph to kindly do the ob(outbound) sup call (aka manager call back) since we’ve been queueing almost since the start of the shift.


Thank you.

 
He then forwarded this e-mail to my close friends and they started to start a e-mail chat thread, and later I realized why...
 
I wanna slap myself that time; really.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sigh, just like MGG, I was hit by the new sickness; procrastination in terms of blogging. I had lots of blog ideas during the pre New Year and New Year and post New Year, and a week after New Year but I still can’t keep my hands typing on my keyboard.

I just now had a time thanks to my short term memory loss, I left my report at the office so I have no choice but to utilize the free internet and turn it into something useful.

I’m thankful for the past two weeks; God has been good to me showering me with blessings. To start off was I spent my Christmas and New Year with Jeff’s family and clan, and before going back to Manila, Jeff’s mom wanted to have a Tagaytay getaway to practice her photography skills, and since I haven't been to Nuvali yet, we also dropped by there for me to see the place, I soooooooooooo love her!

Thanks to my readers and followers as well as they are the ones who gets to push me to write here, my muse for pumping inspiration to me more than I need.


So let's get started with the photos first! Presenting... Chrissy!


Tita Pinky (Jeff's aunt) brought Chrissy
during the New Year Celebration at their grandma's place.
She's such perfect, not waking up, even if I transferred her to husband's lap.




Shots with husband and future mother-in-law. hehehhe


They gather around the sala and Joey (husband's niece) distributes the gifts!
I got one from Jeff's mom and Tita Pinky! Yay!!!!!


My childhood bestfriend; husband's younger brother goofing around Jeff's tablet.

From L-R: Tita Madel, MJ, Jaq(brother's girlfriend), husband Kojie!

Sweet poses...

Two Holy Unions; Two Lovely Holy Unions

Last Friday, January 7, 2011 then the second one was January 13, 2011.
Gina and Xedric and AC and Quinn's holy union, with their permission to post these pics.



Krissy and Sam my lesbian crushes!


Then January 13, 2011 held at Taste Asia at MOA, was Quinn and AC's Holy Union. This one's a unique one since Quinn's parents were there to witness their holy union!


 
Thanksgiving to HIM! For all these blessings (and updates too!)
I’m thankful for being one of the top 3 for the 4th Quarter in our team. I still can’t believe I’m one of the top three who made it! I’m really not that “that” good; however, it seems the Secret indeed works.

New manager, new management!
January, after 6 months of being a relief (mischief) manager, let’s name him J, finished his relief team manager program and is now replaced by friend K as the new relief manager. I’m happy because J really doesn’t know how to… do ANYTHING… Anyway, I’m happy that a REAL soon-to-be manager is in position.

New game; Farm Frenzy
Out of nowhere, I went to yahoo games, and I saw this Farm Frenzy, it seems cute, just like Plants vs. Zombies in the picture so I played it for a while; until I got addicted. I searched for Torrent for their full program and BINGO! I got the three versions!


Improved on my coaching skills
One of my dilemma last year was my coaching skills; wrong… I mean literally WRONG use of words… My friends, colleagues and people tell me I’m mean and sometimes too blunt. However, I’m able to send e-mails, talk to my colleagues and receive feedback that they’d want me to apply as a Relief Team Manager, because of the way I coach them. I was like…. WHOAA?! Out of the question!

New business and is on a successful start!
I really don’t intend to start that business, but the Secret gave a sign for me to do so, and so I did. I didn’t expect It’ll work for me. When I was in college, my loading prepaid phones were a blast, especially since I know a lot of people. Now, I’m gonna make it sell like that when I was in college! Money money money come to PAPA!!

Financial status is not bugging me no more!
I’m just glad that the pressure’s over! Thanks The Secret!!

Recommendation for relief trainer was one of the things that made me smile this 2011.

And I'm singing...

"These are the few of my favorite things!"

Hehehe

Spread the love guys! God Bless!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011