December = FUN

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Wow.. it's been so long since I last blogged that I can't seem to remeber how. Hehehe! Okay, taht's an exagerration :p but I did miss blogging. It just seems like everytime I try to blog, I can't compose a single sentence.

First thing's first, mega-belated Christmas greetings to evryone. I hope you and your families had a wonderful Christmas, and I wish you all the best in th e coming New Year! :)

So, what have I been up to lately? I don't even know where to begin. Haha!

The weekends of December have been fullybooked and although it's quite tiring, I thoroughly enjoyed it. :) The first Sunday of Dec, we had the company Christmas Party, Urban Glam, at the World Trade Center, Pasay. Yep, I think that was the earliest Christmas Party I ever had. Hehehe. I came with Shelay and Ness and we were met by JR, who saved a table for us. Everyone wasOne of the first pesons I saw when we got to the venue was my former TL, who's now a Shift Manager for a different program. La lang, it was nice seeing him again :)

The party was supposed to start at 8:30pm, but you know Filipino time, it started about 30 or so minutes late. But it did give us enough time to catch up on things, take lots of pictures, eat and save seats for friends who came late (ehem, ehem, you know who you are. ahaha!). The party wasn't like what I expected ( I guess I expected too much) but I had fun. I NEVER. EVER dance in public, but I did that night. Hahahah!

The after party was a blast! The superfriends and I were supposed to go to Pier 1 but it was packed (coz most of the people from Urban Glam went there, so we decided to go to Malate. We ended up in Gilligan's. just ate and had some drinks. But it got really boring coz we couldn't fit inside. and we couldn't hear the band. After eating we proceeded to FAb and danced the night away. Soulmate Shelay had an impromptu concert, which had all of us in stitches.

The next Sunday, the Superfriends had another event. Yveth's baby Irwin's baptism in Silang, Cavite. I was one of the Godmothers so I cannot skip the event (as if I'd want to :p) Dads, Pee-em, James and I were the first to arrive. We got a bit lost but we still made it to the church cerem,ony. Shelay, Memon Mike and Kayeee were just in time for the reception. Hehehe! After lunch it was videoke time. Superfriends + Videoke = non-stop fun. Nung kami na ang humawak ng mic, wala nang nakasingit sa amin. Hehehe! Pero in fairness, di namn kami boses palaka (ay nagbuhat ng bangko!) You should hear my dear, Memon sing. As I told him before, "Nakakalimuten ko si t00t! pag kumanta ka na." :)

The third Sunday of December was the day of the Superfriend's Christmas Party. I have a lot of kwentos but I'd let the pictures tell it. (If I can find a way to finally post it. Sus. Oh, I also remeber making a pact that whatever happened in Kulot's place, will stay there. Haha! kaloka. Oo na, redundant na but I had FUN.

I have a lot of pictures and videos taken from all the events but our PC's USB port is not working so I can't upload it yet. I can't wait to upload the pictures but I am more excited to upload the videos.

I'll post about our Christmas celebration tomorrow (hopefully). I just found out that tomorrow we'll be inducted as members of the Champion's League. Which reminds me, I'd have to write about that too. Haha!

Is It Okay If I Call You Mine - Paul McCrane

Thursday, December 06, 2007


Is it okay if I call you mine
Just for a time?
And I will be just fine
If I know that you know
That I'm wanting, needing your love, oh woh woh woh.


If I ask of you, is it alright
If I ask you to hold me tight
Through a cold, dark night?
'Cause there maybe a cloudy day in sight,
And I need to let you know
That I might be needing your love, oh woh woh woh.


Refrain

And what I'm tryin' to say isn't really new;
It's just the thins that happen to me
When I'm reminded of you


Like when I hear your name,
Or see a place that you've been,
Or pass a house that you've been in one time or another;
It sets off something in me I can't explain,
And I can't wait to see you again,
Oh babe, I love your love, oh woh woh woh.

halo halo lang

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

It's been a while since I last blogged. I put the blame on a lot of things, hehee. First, it's becasue of our OT everyday mode (labag man sa kalooban ko, di ako makatanggi pag nirequest na mag_OT ako. tanga mode!). Second, I'm too tired to blog, when I'm home I just want to lay on my bed and sleep to my heart's content. Third, three's so much to write about, I don't know where to start and so I end up not writing at all. Haha!

First things first, where where you during yesterday's eartquake? I was supposed to write about this yesterday when the news was still fresh but I got distracted. I just turned the PC off to concentrate on the "secret box conversation" with my friend, and I thought it was time for me to rest. Ay, I'm sorry I digressed. ^_^

Anyway, back to my earlier question. "Where were you during yesterday's earthquake?" I was at work and I've never been more happier that our office is now at the second floor of the Annez@Shaw and not the 16th Floor of PBCom Tower. Yikes! I remember the earthquake when we were still in PBCom, it wasn't as strong as yesterday's but since we were at the 16th floor, it felt stronger.

I was actually in a call when the earthquake struck. I was so surprised I blurted, "Ay, earthquake!" I forgot to hit the mute button, so the person I was speaking with heard my surprised and panicky reaction and she panicked herself. Wahahaah! She said, "Whaaat/! What?! There's an earthquake? What's happening?!" I had to stiffle a laugh at her reaction and apologetically explained that I was in South East Asia. Haha! Nakakatawa, sobrang panic sha. Lalo na siguro kung nandito sha.

Moving on, I feel that things at home have been better. It's still not as it was before but there's a marked improvement. I hope it gets better in time.

Hay, I found out yesterday that quite a number of my friends at work have either tendered their resignations or are thinking of resigning. Ang sad. I know they have theri reasons pero nakakalungkot pa din. I already miss one of my closest friends at work. Jena had been on a prolonged leave of absence and she formally tendered her resignation a couple of weeks ago. She texted a few days ago that the Shift Manager and the Operations Manager already signed her letter. :( I haven't seen her since October. Miss ko na sha. Hopefully I'll see her on Saturday at the very early Christmas Party.

My trusty phone is breathing it's last breath. I can feel it. It still works but the keypad is weird and the battery dies out faster even if I've charged it. Ramdam ko na nanghihingi na sha ng kapalit para makapagpahinga sha. Hehehe.. I htink my phone is more than 4 years old already, so it's due for an upgrade. It's the end of an era. Hahaha! ang baduy!

I haven't watched TV as much as I used to. The couch potato in me is on vacaion mode (not by choice), but I'm still able to watch some of my favorite shows like Grey's Anatomy, House, CSI & Heroes. I've been meaning to watch Brothers and Sisters but I didn't have time to watch the frist episode. I like to start shows not watch it in the middle or something. SO when I failed to catch the pilot episode, I didn't bother watching the next episodes. Until last night. Hehe. My friend mentioned it was a good show (I was actually surprised that he watches it, hehe, it doesn't seem like his type of show. Ay, sorry I digressed again.. ADD mode :p). I got curious and decided to watch the replay on Starworld. I gotta say I loved it. Now if I can only get a dvd of the complete season. Hmm...

Hala, late na pala. Gotta sleep na. :)

sick day

Monday, October 29, 2007

I was supposed to render 6th day OT tonight but I'm here stuck at home with a freaking fever. I spent the last two days in my room sleeping, freezing, reading and watching tv. Sounds nice, except fro the freezing part, but I didn't enjoy doing nothing. Not while my head is throbbing and was just feeling icky all over.

Eveyone at work has been getting sick the past couple of weeks and I'm just the latest victim of the big, walking virus that is WIlcor. Ahahaha! We've been kidding her that she brought the virus to work. I don't actually know if she was the first person to get sick but everyday someone at work starts sneezing or coughing or is on sick leave. Actually, in fairness to her, I don't think she's the only reason everyone is getting sick at work. Most nights it's like Winter Wonderland (as Kulot calls it) at work, and when we leave the office, it's so hot outside of rain suddenly pours.

I just wish they Lysol the place or hopefully make the air purifier work, or better yet, make the temperature in the Ops Area more conducive to working and not for freezing.

I hope tomorrow I'd feel a lot better. I don't like being cooped up at home when's it's not my choice. Hehehe.


Metacomosis Party and the day Kimi became the F1 Champ :D

Monday, October 22, 2007

Hmm.. It's been a while since I wrote a blog entry. I've been super busy the past few weeks with all the activities at work and everytime I get home, I'm just too sleepy to think and write about my life. I could only post pics and reply to comments as those actions do not require much thinking. :p

I just got home from the Sprint/Cosmos Metacosmosis Red Party, which was the Program's Kick-off Party. It was held at the Valle Verde 4 Clubhouse, and was supposed to start at 9:30 but started an hour late. Hehe. Had a lot of fun, mostly because of the people I was with. My friends and I haven't been out since Kim's despedida.

A lot of people didn't go to the party, either because they had shifts tonight or didnt really feel like going. I actually didn't want to go earlier but I thought I deserved some time off because work has been stressful. And I'm glad my friends bugged me into going. I stayed for about 4 hours and the party wasn't even on high gear yet. I have no idea what time it ended.

It was also a good thing I went coz one of my close friends from the old program went, too. We had a lot to catch up on as I haven't seen her since May.

I have a feeling my entry is not as coherent as I would like it to be. Parang feeling ko patalon-talon ako ng topic. Haha! OC lang...

I'm not going to proofread this before I post it coz I think I won't be able to finish this entry if I do. Hehe.

When I got home, I still could't sleep so I went online. First thing I checked was the results of the Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix. It was the last race of the Season and there was a 3 way tie for the Driver's Champrionship. I am soooo happy that Kimi Raikkonen finally won! Woohoo! I have been waiitng for him to win the Championship for the last 5 years and he wins it on the day I wasn't able to watch it. Dang! I have to watch the replay of that race.

Congrats, Kimi! (waw.. feeling close :p)


ouch!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Ouch!

That's my body screaming in pain. Hehehe.. sounds so dramatic, no? Like something really bad happened to me. Sorry naman, but my lower back is aching, as well as my shoulders. My feet are killing me. IT's even painful to sit down. The only position I feel better is when I am lying in bed.

So what did iI do to feel this way?

Ayun, nagpapakabibo kasi yung team ko (TL aminin mo, nagpapakabibo tayo, hahaha!) My TL, Paul, and four team mates, JR, James & Memon went to the house yesterday, so we could make the props/costumes for the Program unveiling of the Team banners.

I was supposed to pick them up at the Annex at 10am, but Paul was late (tsk, tsk) and we still had stuff to buy, so we decided to meet at Shang. We arrived at the house arnd 1pm but we had lunch at 3 coz I still had to cook our lunch (kasi nga late si Paul - but we ate something on the road, so i guess it was ok).

From 1pm - 10:00pm we worked on our props/costumes and had a lot of fun. Even if we had a lot of stuff to do, we enjoyed each other's company. I cranked up the stereo, connected JR's ipod and sang along to the music while working, taking pictures, eating junk food, and laughing the day away.

We were covered in paint and glitters by the time we finished. I mentioned we should have taken before and after pictures, everyone agreed but we really didn''t know we'd end up looking like we did after everything was done. They didn't even bring extra shirts (except for JR who had the insight, hehe), coz we never expected we'd be doing suck hard work. On paper our plan looked easy enough. We were wrong ^_^.

They lef the house around 11 pm, exhausted but in good spirits. I was so glad they liked the food I cooked. I admit I was a bit worried coz I haven't cooked for anyone except family. I mean they're your family, of course thye'd say they liked the food, right? Hehehe!

I fell asleep immediately after taking a luxurious bath. I was even texting TL Kitkat but I fell asleep even before I sent my reply. Heheh, I woke up holding my cellphone, still with half the message composed.

As soon as I tried to get up, my body started screaming Ouch! I could hardly get up. It felt like somone punched me all over (not that I'd know how it feels - never will - but you know what I mean :p) I thought it was only me who felt that way, but TL texted and said he felt sore all over. Ahahah! kasi naman, kina-reer namin yung paggawa ng mge props. Pag natalo kami, magpoprotesta ako. Ahaha! Dapat may prize for the effort. ^_^

Aray... Sige na, mapapahid muna ako ng Alaxan ointment (uy, inendorse pa. hahaah!)

*Pictures to follow.



victory is sweet

Monday, October 08, 2007

Victory is sweet

And so we're back!

Congratulations to the UAAP Season 70 Champs...

our DLSU Green Archers!

Thanks for keeping the ANIMO Spirit alive

ANIMO, La Salle!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Redemption. That's how I would sum up yesterday's do-or-die battle between arch rivals Ateneo de Manila University and my alma mater, De La Salle University. After sitting out last year's UAAP Season, the Archers are back with a vengeance.

I loved what Coach Franz said, “This is the only time that two is greater than three. They beat us three times (this season), but we beat them when it counted the most.”

As expected, it was another classic game between the two schools. It was exciting from start to finish. I'm not much of a game commentator, so bear with me. Hehee. Suffice to say it was another game for the books. I was so nervous during the last five mnutes, especially when. "The Eagles came up with one last gasp as rookie center Nonoy Baclao surprisingly nailed a triple to trim the margin by a basket, 62-60, with 13.6 seconds left." It was a good thing JV Casio & Rico Maierhofer sank 3out 4 freethrows after that.

It was a nail biting kind of a game. Hehehe! And it completely erased my disappointment when DLSU lost to ADMU last Thursday. It wouldn't erase the dissapointing and irritating cheerdance competition but it came close. Hahaha!

Even if I had been awake fon 20 hours by the time the game started, I wouldn't have missed it. I wanted to watch it live at the Araneta but the tickets sold like hotcakes (after all it was one of the season's most awaited game) and I'm not fool enough to buy from the scalpers. ^_^ They certainly made a killing by selling General Admission tickets, which normally sell for PhP50 for Php500 and Patron seats selling for Php6,000 a piece. Whoa... Nood na lang ako sa TV. Haha!

Before the game even started, my TL texted me about the game. Asaran kami, because he was rooting for ADMU. I would have won if we pushed through with the bet. Hahaha! Sayang. It was a good thing I had unlimited texting yesterday. Ang kulit ni TL parang commentator sa text. Shempre, di naman ako papatalo sa mga hirit nya. Wahaha! Buti na lang nanalo kami, as I had the last laugh. ^_^

Game One of the Champtionship series against The UE Warriors will be on Thursday at 3pm. It will be a tough series, as the Archers haven't won against the Warriors yet and they've had a lot of time to prepare. BUt I think the momentum is on DLSU's side. It's certainly another game to look forward to.

ANIMO La Salle!


* quotes from the Philippine Daily inquirer article, found here

I've Fallen For You

Monday, September 24, 2007

A lot has happened since the last time I wrote a blog entry and as much as I'd like to blog about it, sorry naman, I'd like to keep it to my self first

I'll just post this song, which Memon said is my current theme song. Hahaha! Effect yan ng kaka-videoke GA ng team namin and not because of the Kim Chiu - Gerald movie. Haha!.


What is this i'm feelin'
I just can't explain
When you're near,
I'm just not the same.
I tried to hide it,
Tried not to show it.
It's crazy
How could it be

CHORUS:
I've fallen for you
Finally, my heart gave in
And I've fallen in love
I fin'lly know
How it feels

When you said hello,
I looked in your eyes.
Suddenly, I felt good inside.
Is this really happ'nin?
Or am I just dreaming?
I guess, it's true.
I can't believe

I've fallen for you
Finally, my heart gave in.
And I've fallen in love
I fin'lly know how it feels
So this is love...

It doesn't matter where I am,
Thoughts of you still linger in my mind
No matter what time of day
I've really, really
Fallen for you...

Now I've fallen for you Finally, my heart gave in.
And I've fallen in love
I fin'lly know how it feels

I've fallen for you finally, my heart gave in.
And I've fallen in love...
I fin'lly know how it feels...
so this is love.....

(hehehe.. it's a good thing i reread this. madami palang grammatical errors yung nakuha kong lyrics. wahaha! kakahiya ^_^)

school day at work?

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

My head is still swimming with visions of a big school assembly. Maybe more like a gathering of different schools, coz last night was "School Night" at work. Everyone was strongly encouraged to wear their high school or college uniforms. Nyar!

I was about to go to sleep yesterday when my friend sent me a text message saying we're all supposed to wear our uniforms. I knew about that prior to my friend's text message but I had no intention of wearing my high school uniform because of three things: 1. I'm fairly certain that I didn't keep any of my uniforms, and 2. even if I did keep one set, I sincerely doubt that it would still fit me, as high school seems like eons ago; and 3. if it does fit me, I think I'd look like an idiot wearing the ruffly blouse and the blue jumper of St. Scho HS.

KJ na kung KJ but I really didn't want to wear a uniform, so I just improvised. I wore a white blouse and a blue vest plus jeans. I brought a blue skirt, just in case I really had to wear a uniform. Hehe, buti na lang ok lang.

It was kind of amusing to see people walking around the Ops area, wearing their old school uniforms. Even our Shift Manager wore her Assumption HS uniform. There was even one TL who wore what looked like a big version of a kindergarten student's uniform. Hahaha! mukhang Bondying, kumpleto pa sha, may backpack. Ay kulang pala, wala shang lunch box. Wahahaahaha!

happy birthday, ma

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Today would have been mom's 58th birthday. Miss ko pa din sha. Not a day goes by na hindi ko sha naiisip.

I am comforted by the fact that I konw she's in a better place and she's looking out for us by Jesus' side.

This is on of my favorite pictures of mom. Not only because this was the last picture I took of her, but she looks so contented here.

Happy birthday, Ma. I love you.

magpapagupit ba ako?

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tagalog muna ngayon. Sawang-sawa na ako mag-English kasi walong oras na puro Amerikano ang kausap ko kagabi.


Nyahaha! Natawa ako nung nakita ko ang larawan (waw, larawan.. di ako sanay banggitin to) na ito.
Nagbubura ako ng mga email (di ko alam ang Tagalog ng email, hehe) nung isang linggo, at nakita ko ito. Kung tama ako, dalawang taon na itong larawang ito. Kaloka! Mahigit dalawang taon pa nga yata itong nakatago sa email ko.

Ang weird. Parang square yung jaw ko, tapos parang ang laki-laki ng mukha ko. Wahahaha!

Pero bakit nag-iisip ako ngayon kung magpapagupit ako? Hmmm... pag tinopak ako, malamang magpapagupit ako sa Sabado. Pero nakakapanghinayang din kasi halos hanggang balikat na yung buhok ko ngayon. At mas mahaba pa siguro kung hindi ako nagpagupit ng maiksi last year.

Ano nga kaya? magpapagupit ba ako?

knocks me off my feet - stevie wonder

Saturday, August 18, 2007

I see us in the park
Strolling the summer days
Of imaginings in my head
And words from my heart
Told only to the wind
Felt even without being said

I don't want to bore you with my troubles
But there's something 'bout your love
That makes me weak and knocks me off my feet
There's something 'bout your love
That makes me weak and knocks me off my feet
Knocks me off my feet

I don't wanna bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
I don't wanna bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
More and more

We lay beneath the stars under a lover's tree
That seems through the eyes of my mind
I reach out for the part of me that lives in you
That only our two hearts can find

I don't want to bore you with my troubles
But there's something 'bout your love
That makes me weak and knocks me off my feet
There's something 'bout your love, yeah..
Oh.. that makes me weak and knocks me off my feet
Knocks me off my feet

I don't wanna bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
I don't wanna bore you with it
Oh but I love you, I love you, I love you
[chorus fades out]

windang pa ako...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

First day of Learning Lab (Nesting Period) over and I am exhausted.

Time flew so fast, I was surprised when they told us it was time to log out, but after the shift I felt dazed. Nakakaloka!!!!

From the time I got to work to the time we had to log in, I was so nervous, my hands were literally shaking. I am not kidding. Looking back it was funny because every one was in panic mode even before the calls started coming in.

The anticipation was the worst. By the time I got my first call, I was so worked up, I was confused at first on how to navigate the system. It was a good thing we had ample support. There were about 35 Sprint Care SMEs from the US and 10 local SMEs from the other call centers which also handles the Sprint account. They were a big help. If they weren't there, I'm pretty sure I would have fainted. Hahaha!

The succeeding calls were better and I was even able to upsell (not included in my goal for that day, it was an added bonus, hehe). I think I had one call for each of the scenarios we had talked about in training, while my team mates got mostly billing calls. Hello?! That seems unfair. But looking back, it's good practice. And it's not as if we can choose the calls that would be routed to us. :p

Everyone looked drained after logging out. I don't know if it was because of the large number of calls, or because of pressure, or the situations we encountered. I am so not excited to go to work tonight. Hahaha!

After shift some friends and I had breakfast at Watering Hole. I didn't think I was hungry. Boy, was I wrong! When our food arrived, all conversation stopped. Hahaha! We were so hungry, we concentrated on our food. ^_^ Di na nakasalita sa pagod at gutom. Wawa naman. And to think its only our first day. WaaaH!


Nesting period

Sunday, August 12, 2007

I've felt the butterflies in my stomach since Saturday afternoon.

Today I am just dreading going to work.

Training is over and we've reached the next step. Tonight is the start of our Nesting Period, when we're going to take live calls for the new program.

It's so silly actually. It's not like I haven't taken in calls before, coz I have. I've been in this industry for more than a year and I've never felt this nervous. Not when I took my very first call, nor when I took my first call as a supervisor, or when I've had the demos when I was applying for the training position.

Why now?

Ugh. I'm not sure. Maybe it's the pressure?

The pressure was not this great when we started the old program a year ago, even if I was also with the first batch. This program is different because it's going to be the biggest program in the company, and the clients made it pretty clear last Saturday that how big the program will be, would largely be due to how we in the first batch would perform. Ano beh?! Feeling nasa pressure cooker, lang.

We've had a month of training and our trainer has been wonderful, but there's still a part of me that feels I'm not ready. My old program was a piece of cake compared to the new one.

Hay.. I need more positivity. I can do this! As Rob the client said, "It's all about the attitude! They called coz they need your help and you know more about the service than they do."

On the brighter side of things, I feel that our Support leaders (Operations Manager, Shift Managers, Team Leaders) are doing a good job. They've prepared our "survival kits" and all the necessary things to make our first day a success.

Kaya ko 'to!

kimchi's despedida

Monday, August 06, 2007

One of my wave one friends, Kim, is leaving for Canada on the 19th of August. We were all kinda surprised as we all thought she'd be leaving in November. Hehe.. kahit sha nagulat. The day we learned she was leaving, we all made plans to have a despedida/reunion party. After all. we haven't seen each other much the past few months. Some have resigned, half of the ones who stayed are currently in training for the new program, and half is still with the old program.

Like most of the gimmick plans of Wave One, nothing was finalized until the day before the set date. Hehehe.. yes, we're fickle-minded. But it's mainly because it's hard to set a date and time due to our different schedules. Final plans: Aug 4, 2007 6pm at Fats KTV in Malate.

My training ended at 1pm. I didn't want to go home because if I did, I'd probably go straight to sleep and wake up in the morning. Mike & James thought the same thing, so we decided we'd either go to Megamall or Glorietta to watch a movie to kill time. Unfortunately, Mike forgot that he was supposed to finish something and I didn't feel like going to the Mall as I was sleepy (I had been awake since 1 am). So Kakai (who's going to rilette's despedida), James & I just decided to sleep in the lounge, while Mike finishes what he needed to do.

Males & Females have separate sleeping lounges at the Shaw site (unlike in Libis & in Makati), but we stayed in the female's lounge because of the ghost stories we've heard about the new site (that needs a separate blog entry, hehe!). I had a hard time sleeping. James & Kakai were already asleep and I was still wide awake. My imagination (or maybe my paranoia? :p) was driving me batty. It was weird I tell you. Since its a new site, only the people undergoing training are there along with the workers adding the finishing touches. And, as out training classes ended at 1pm, the only people there, aside from the workers, security & gayren, were the four of us, and we were the only ones in the lounge. I kid you not, on our way to the lounge the lights started flickering. So, you can't really blame me for being paranoid ^_^.

I fell asleep for about an hour and I couldn't go back to sleep because evry sound I hear was giving me the creeps. It was a good thing Kakai & James woke up after a few minutes and Rachel arrived. After touring her around the new site, we went to PBCom to pick up Mitch. Dads, Rom & their friend Joby arrived next, followed by Joanna. We got 2 cabs and proceeded to Malate. By then it was already 7pm. So much for the 6pm plan :p We were the first to arrive, as Kim was still in a bus from Baguio, and the rest were still on the way.

We were joking around that we'd better sing what we want to sing already, because when Kayeee & Sofie arrives, the mics will be glued to them. Heehee! We took our turns singing and everyone had something to say about each person's choice of song, like, who was it dedicated to, or it fits his/her situation. It's hard to sing and laugh at the same time. Haha! I laughed so hard when Rach squealled that her murderer song was on the list. "Murderer song? Ano yun?!" I found out that it was Rihanna's Unfaithful (I don't wanna do this anymore, I don't wanna be the reason why, Everytime I walk out the door, I see him die a little more inside, I don't wanna hurt him anymore, I don't wanna take away his life, I don't wanna be.... a murderer) Kaloka! Next to arrive were JayR & his wife, Fin. We haven't seen him since he resigned so there was a lot of catching up to do. Then Sofie & Kayeee arrived. And as predicted, the mics were glued to them. Haha! Jena & her hubby came next. Another round of drinks, chikahan & singing. Finally at around 9pm, Kim arrived. :) It was time for the grilling to start. Hehehe.

After 5 hours together, we decided to call it a night. I had a great time, but I suddenly felt sad before leaving. It finally dawned on me that Kim was leaving soon. I'll miss her kakulitan, the way she reacts to some jokes after a few minutes (hehe), or how we'd always tell her to move on after a bad call :p. Wala nang magtatanong sa akin na, "Paano nangyari yun? Eh bakit ganun? Eh, Ate Jennie, what if..?" Hay nakoh, Kimchi mamimiss talaga kita. I hope to see you before you leave, but if I'm unable to, as you said, "may Multiply naman." Love ya!


switchfoot live in manila

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Got this bit of news from my cousin Lon. Woohoo!







the irritating newbie

Monday, July 23, 2007

First week of client specs done and I must say I'm having a bit of information overload. There's just too much to take in. And my gulay, it's just the first week! I cannot imagine how much info I'd have to retain over the next few weeks.

I am getting anxious about the nesting period already and it's still 3 weeks away. It's a client requirement that we all take in calls during the nesting period, no exceptions, even the client manager, operations managers, trainers, and team leaders will have to take in calls. I think that's a good idea, so we'd all be able to apply what we've learned in training. :) I just hope I be able to remember the important stuff (which is pretty much everything at this point.

Speaking of training, I got an email last Saturday from Patrick, the Training Supervisor from the old program, asking me if I'm still interested in the position I applied for a few months ago. Hay.. All I could do was laugh. Why couldn't he have asked that 3 weeks ago, when I was still with the old program? Sayang... but I have to move on. I emailed him back that I'm already in training for the new program. I don't know if he already replied, as I have Sun-Mon off days. I'll know tomorrow.

I mentioned the email to my friend, Mike (who's one of our trainers), and he told me that they still need 2 people for the new program (same position that was mentioned by Patrick) and if I'm interested, he'd tell their Training Supervisor. Nyah! I got nervous instantly and I told him I'd have to think about it. Then I got to thinking, "Shungak, this is what you wanted, right? So why are you having second thoughts?" And I told myself, "I don't know". Ally McBeal moment right there, having a conversation with myself :p

Information overload aside, the first week of training went well, I think. I know both trainers and the Client, Rob was great. All our questions/clarifications were answered in a timely manner and they entertained each question, even if some of it were kinda stupid. But, as they said, there are no stupid questions. They've been really patient, too. Especially with one of the newbies. Ugh. Nasisira talaga araw ko makita ko lang yun at lalo na pag naririnig ko ang boses nya. He just makes me want to tear my hair out.

One of my pet peeves is being a know-it-all. I mean I really can't stand that. It helps if you could back up what you say, but it makes it more irritating when you're just full of hot air and no substance. The newbie is like that. He keeps making snide remarks and even corrects our trainers, because as he said, he used to handle the same account in another call center. I thnk it's all right to correct someone but it has to be done in a polite way. He just interjects and says, "it's not like that, it should be like this." I very tempted to say, "Then if you know everything, why don't you just stay in front and train us? Better yet, tell HR that you want to be a trainer and not an agent." I'm sorry, but my bitchiness really comes out when I'm faced with people like that.

Since he was such an expert (I'm being sarcastic, hehehe), he was made to report on one of the topics. We barely understood him as he was eating his words. Or his voice could have been fading in and out because he moved around too much. He was flailing in front, like a fish out of water, or maybe he was more like a rapper with all his hand gestures and feet movements. I am not kidding. It was distracting as hell. I was tempted to get a rope to tie him in place. Naturally, since we couldn't understand most of what he reported on, we asked some clarifying questions. Wala shang nasagot. Ang haba-haba ng sinabi nya pero wala dun yung sagot. Pina-ikot-ikot lang nya. ARGH!

Our training schedule is from 4am-1pm. And it takes no expert to surmise that training during these hours is even harder. It's natural for us to get drowsy or bored specially with technical topics. We're not the only ones making the sacrifice, even our trainers are. And speaking from experience, it's very challenging to train people during that time, so it's doubly hard for them. The least we could do was listen and give them the respect that they deserve. The newbie might have been absent when respect was being taught, as he kept standing and stretching. Pwede naman shang mag-excuse at lumabas muna ng room para maghilamos o magstretch kung inaantok sha.

One time I asked the client a question about the billing cycle. Rob said, "Good question, but we'd have to park that for now, we'll discuss it fully when we get to that topic next week." I said okay and the training resumed. I heard the newbie asking the girl behind me what my name was and he tried to get my attention after the girl told him my name. I could hear him, heck, the whole room probably heard him, but I chose to ignore him (oo na, salbahe ako :p pero di ko talaga feel makipag-usap sa kanya). When he couldn't get my attention, he tapped my shoulder. I had to look by then. Then he started answering my earlier question. I swear, I spaced out. I cannot remember what he said. All I could think of while he was talking was, "blah..blah.. blah.." After that I just said okay.

During the break my friend told me, "You should have seen your face when the guy was talking to you." and asked her how I looked. She said, "Well, I can see how irritated you were with the guy. You had a bored look on your face and one of your eyebrows was raised. It was like you were telling him, are you done yet?" Hehehe... ang bitchy ko no? Di talaga ako pwede sa poker. I don't have a poker face. I'm very transparent, as in you'd see how I feel just by looking at me. Just imagine if I'm playing poker and I have a great hand, my opponents would know ^_^

I hope tomorrow he'll no longer be like that. He was already given a warning by the trainers, as the client already complained about his distracting conduct. Sana nga. Di naman halata na inis ako sa kanya no? Waw.. talagang isang blog entry pa para sa kanya :p

Tomorrow we'll be training in the new Shaw site. Yehey! At least my travel time would be shorter than if we were still in Libis. The only dowside, we'd have to bring baon as the only establishment open during that time is Ministop. We'd have to cross EDSA to get to McDo. And it's quite a looooong walk up and down the pedestrian overpass.

I hope I wake up earlier so I can prepare my lunch.


i can stare at this picture all day

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Guapo no? This is Milo Ventimiglia, who plays Peter Petrelli in the most awesome TV Series ever (for me. that is), Heroes. Who would have thought that being born with dead nerve endings in the lower left lip would be so sexy?

totoo na ito :p

Yes, it's final. Client Specific Training for the new program will start this coming week. Everything's set up. Our log in IDs are ready and barring any unforseen event, we'll be in training mode for a month.

I can finally say goodbye to VonageCS. Woohoo! Here's to the new program, and hopefully it will be much, much better than my previous one.

It was funny yesterday when we took our last calls for VonCS. We were all like, "Is this for real? Was that really our last call for VonCS? If someone calls this weekend to tell me the CST for the new program will be moved another week, I'll go berserk" Hehehe.

To celebrate our last day, and because it was also the birthdays of 2 of my wave one friends, we made plans to go out. But it was kinda frustrating that no one answered the emails and the texts the previous days, so no plans were finalized.
What was supposed to be a videoke night or movie night went pfft. Of the wave one peeps, only Jena, James, MIke and I ended up at Gilligan's for dinner and drinks. Kim followed later. But don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the night. It didn't matter that we were only 5, we had fun. And dinner was great. :) Thanks for the treat, Mike & James!

Ilang araw na lang, magkakapalit-palit na kaming apat ng mukha. Except for Kim, magkakasama na naman kami next week for training. Hehehe.

So it's back to Libis for me at four-freaking-am. Back to the slow elevators in CyberOne, and back to eat all you can breakfasts at Something Fishy. :) Hopefully this time, we'll get to see Dushkabels (my pet name for our former TL).

Hopefully before August, we'd be training at the new Shaw site. Mike said the computers are already set up, as well as the networks. The only problem? There's no electricity and water yet. Ano ba yun? From what I know of construction (dad's an architect), on the top of the to-do list would be electricity and water. Nakakatawa sila. :p

Feeling bola lang ^_^

Saturday, June 30, 2007

I just got bombarded by texts from my wave one friends and calls from TLs and SMEs that we will be going back to the Makati site next week to take in calls, as our Client Specific trainers aren't ready yet (or something). Haha! funny naman.. bombarded isn't the right term but it's close.

Hay.. I feel like a ball because of this situation. I mean, they moved us to the new program, had 2 days of refresher foundation training and now that we're ready to undergo Client Specs, they bounce us back to the old program to take calls for a week. Hello?! IT just fixed our profiles, removed our access to the web tools for the old program, and updated to the new program. How are we going to take in calls without the program access? They're going to reformat our profiles again? Hassle!

But, looking on the bright side, at least I'll be in Makati again. And we're on the morning shift, 6am-3pm.And I'll see my other friends again. Ooh! faster elevators, too! (more on that later :p) Plus, I have 3 days off :)

Sige na nga, ok na din. Even if I'll say the VonCS opening spiel again.

Anyway, we just finished our refresher foundation training and additional sales training. Hay.. this program will have upselling as a KPI again. But I think it's easier to sell the new program's products. :)

We had a mixed class of agents from CS & TS, but there were more CS people. First training day was ok. Then the two trainers decided to place the CS peeps and TS peeps together in one class. I liked our first trainer but I didn't like the 2nd one (too bad as we were with her for 2 days). I dunno, she seemed condescending to me (the others thought so too). But all in all, 1st three training days were ok. It was fun because we had a mascot in Shelay. hehe. She made the boring class better.

As boring as the class was, I feel like I've improved a lot in the sales aspect. I'm more confident and assertive. I just need more practice on the assumptive part. :)

It was great driving form Las PInas to LIbis at 2:30 in the morning as there's no traffic and the normal travel time of an hour and a half was slashed by half. But it's also scary as the roads were not as brightly lit and the distance is still great. Kamusta naman ang gasoline bill? :p

The one thing I really dislike about our Libis site are the elevators. OMG it's slow! As in, our trainers had to extend our breaks because it takes us 15 minutes just to go down. Dami din kasi tao. basta! The elevators cannot accommodate the demands for it. :p

We were also supposed to meet our former TL, who transferred to another program and became the Shift Manager, after his meeting. But because of the slow as turtles elevator we weren't able to. He had to wait 20 minutes to go down, by that time our lunch break was over. Ugh! Miss ko pa naman sha. Hahaha! It's okay though, coz we'll be in Libis for a month, lots of opportunities to see each other and catch up on things. :)

For now, I shall be enjoying my 3 day off.




When I'm Thinking About You - The Sundays

Friday, June 29, 2007

Over the rooftops, a plane in the sky
Beat of a bass drum, cars passing me by
Under a bridge dark then back into light
A river of raincoats and a forest of faces
Still for a moment, then red into green
Slow, shuffling, shoes whisper sight unseen
Row upon row of houses return an empty stare
Let the daydream for a little while longer

Ah.. yeah...
Hope I'll never wake
When Im thinking about you
(yeah) hope I'll never wake
Cos now I'm thinking about you

Two-minute hailstorm then melts into rain
(oh) sing me a rainbow its sunny again
Swallows overhead while the traffic snarls below
Could I (could I) keep dreaming for a little while longer

Hope I'll never wake
When I'm thinking about you
So that you know - I never want to wake
Cos now Im thinking about you

When you're searching your soul
When you're searching for pleasure
How often, pain is all you find
But when you're coasting along and nobody's trying too hard
You can turn around and like where you are

(yeah and) I hope I never wake
When I'm thinking about you
And I close my eyes (dear)
Now I'll never never wake
Why should I stop thinking about you..

when i'm thinking about you - the sundays

Over the rooftops, a plane in the sky
Beat of a bass drum, cars passing me by
Under a bridge dark then back into light
A river of raincoats and a forest of faces
Still for a moment, then red into green
Slow, shuffling, shoes whisper sight unseen
Row upon row of houses return an empty stare
Let the daydream for a little while longer

Ah.. yeah...
Hope I'll never wake
When Im thinking about you
(yeah) hope I'll never wake
Cos now I'm thinking about you

Two-minute hailstorm then melts into rain
(oh) sing me a rainbow its sunny again
Swallows overhead while the traffic snarls below
Could I (could I) keep dreaming for a little while longer

Hope I'll never wake
When I'm thinking about you
So that you know - I never want to wake
Cos now Im thinking about you

When you're searching your soul
When you're searching for pleasure
How often, pain is all you find
But when you're coasting along and nobody's trying too hard
You can turn around and like where you are

(yeah and) I hope I never wake
When I'm thinking about you
And I close my eyes (dear)
Now I'll never never wake
Why should I stop thinking about you..

dilemma

Thursday, June 21, 2007

wala pa akong tulog...

i had a weird feeling earlier and i just had to check my work mailbox.

then i knew why.

they just announced this morning who will be moving to the new site and to the new program. my friends say i'm one of them. i'll start training next week, in Libis.

i'm confused. i said before that i hated my current program and i'd gladly leave in a heartbeat... now why am i torn? is it because i already psyched myself last week that i will stay in the makati site because of proximity reasons? ewan...

asar. why couldn't they have announced it when i was at work, and not on my off day? i haven't spoken to my TL yet, so there's no official cascade yet. i'm sure she'll speak with me about it later. i just don't know yet what my response would be.

argh.

i'm thinking of moving...

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I'm still trying to make up my mind if I'm going to move from blogger to wordpress. I've actually had my wordpress account for a year but I haven't really used it. last Monday, I tweaked the template and loved it, so I imported my blogspot entries there. anyhoo... I might make the move permanent, you can find me here.

work in progress

Friday, May 18, 2007

still trying to figure out how to fix this template. hay.. i need more time. :)

Mother's Day

Sunday, May 13, 2007

I rarely have time to blog now and every time I find time to do it, my mind gets cluttered with all the things I want to write about, that I end up not writing at all. So what else is new? My brain is as addled as ever. ^_^

It's a special day today because it's a day dedicated to our mothers. I honestly think this day should be a holiday. Holiday as in walang pasok. Di ba with all the sacrifices that they've done for us they deserve that? Hay, emote mode na naman ito :p Pardon my sentimentality, but I really can't help but be sad when May comes along. Not just because Mother's Day is in May, but it's also mom's death anniversary month. To everyone who still have their moms with them, treasure those moments, because it is true that you don't know what you have until it's gone. Tell your moms everyday that you love them and you appreciate them.

Honestly, I get annoyed when I hear some people complain that their moms are annoying or that they embarrass them just because their moms don't buy the things they like or don't let them go out and party all night. Sarap sapukin. It's so trivial. I mean, pasalamat sila may nanay pa sila and their moms are looking out for them. I think moms (and dads too, for that matter) deserve respect. I know relationships may not be perfect, but there should be respect and gratitude. Okay, so that's my nanay-side showing :p Paensha na, I just miss her so much.

Earlier we were at Loyola Memorial Park, Sucat to visit her grave. The pink and white carnations near the headstone are in bloom. It's so pretty to look at and I know mom likes it. After all, she did say she wanted pink & white flowers. :)


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Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there. :)

chasing cars

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

I've loved Chasing Cars from the first time I heard it. I loved it even more when it was used on an episode of Grey's Anatomy, not because it's one of my favorite shows, but because it fit the scene.



Chasing Cars
Snow Patrol

We'll do it all
Everything
On our own

We don't need
Anything
Or anyone

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

I don't quite know
How to say
How I feel

Those three words
Are said too much
They're not enough

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we're told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that's bursting into life

Let's waste time
Chasing cars
Around our heads

I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we're told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that's bursting into life

All that I am
All that I ever was
Is here in your perfect eyes, they're all I can see

I don't know where
Confused about how as well
Just know that these things will never change for us at all

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Happy bday to me

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Naku, I'm turning a year older tomorrow. Yikes! Another year, another birthday. :) I'm not going to have a big celebration, just planned a simple day with the family. How old am I? I'm so not going to disclose that. Hahahaa! Suffice to say I'm still in the calendar. Heehee.

And as a birhtday treat to myself, nagpakakikay ako. My hair is now a shiny mahogany. Naks! Arte no? Pagbigyan na.. minsan lang naman ako maging kikay. Chaka bday ko naman. :p
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I am done with ACS training. YEY! I'm so glad I passed it with flying colors and that I got a 100% on the mock call and on the final nesting exam as well. The real test will come on Monday when I'll start taking the supervisory calls. Yikes!

Di ko maintindihan kung bakit palagi na lang ako napupunta kay Squidward. Nakakainis talaga. During our mock calls, guess who played the part of the customer? Yup. It was squidward. Just like what happened during foundation training. Good thing I already knew how to handle him, or else I wouldn't have gotten a perfect score. Hahahaha! Siguro sa sobrang asar ko sa kanya, I wanted to prove to him that I can do it. Buti na lang it paid off.

To celebrate the last day of our Training/Nesting period, our class went to the Salcedo Village Weekend Market, which is a couple of blocks away from the office, to have breakfast. It also served as the goodbye/thank you send-off to our three trainers, who were going back to Cebu.

I was looking for the stall of a good chef, CT, coz I really love his paella. O diba? Paella for breakfast, saan ka nakakita ng ganun? ^_^ Sadly, it seemed he wasn't there this weekend.

My favorite Ineng's barbeque was there so I naturally bought that and I also bought some to bring home. Oooh! and I also bought a sugar free decadent chocolate cake (yup, you read that right) and some baked mussels. I was also supposed to buy some organic veggies but I got sidetracked and bought an oreo mousse instead. Hehehe... My friends and I were joking that I'd probably use my HMO card soon and then we saw the lifeline arrows ambulance on stand by. Hehehe. I completely understand why Lifeline Arrows was there. If you'd seen the gastronomic delights on the weekend market, you'd need their services, too.

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Kamusta naman yan? I've been awake for 21 hours now. I know I gotta go to sleep but I can't. Di man lang ako inaantok. Ni isang hikab, wala. Nasobrahan yata ako ng chocolate cake...

what's up, doc?

Saturday, March 31, 2007

I've been undergoing training as a supervisor for the past week and next week will be our ACS nesting period. Everything seems fine for now, but thinking about the added rights and responsibilities that come with the new job description/designation feels a bit daunting. Nah.. not really daunting... I just don't like the thought that most of the calls I'll get will come from clients that are irate, specially since I'll get the supervisor request calls. Yaks. On the other hand, I'll have more powers. Mwahahahaha!

My 15 minute demo for another position hasn't been set yet, but I've spoken with Squidward (yes, he's back!) and he said he's going to set it for next week. He just needs to review my LOI & the 3 other people's LOIs. I hope I have a chance, but I'm not going to think that I'll be the one chosen even if they've been telling me I'm a shoo-in. It's flattering I admit, specially since I withdrew my LOI but they insisted I change my mind and try again. I won't be disappointed if I don't get it, but I will be if I quit and didn't try. If it's mine, I'll jump up and down, but if it isn't, I will not lose any sleep over it because I know I did my best. :)

On the pop culture side, I've been watching new TV shows whenever I can. I looooove Heroes! It's my new must see TV show. Oh, and 30 Rock as well, Tina Fey is a very good writer, and Alec Baldwin is great but my favorite is Rachel Dratch (I liked her a lot when she was still on SNL). :) Of course, I still can't get enough of Grey's Anatomy (although Meredith Grey is so whiny, it's annoying), CSI & Veronica Mars, and I've been watching reruns of ER on cable. Yup, ER season one. :D Reminded me why I was so into Noah Wyle & George Clooney back in high school. Hehe!

I haven't been watching American Idol lately. It's been quite disappointing, save for Melinda, Jordin & of course, Lakisha. These ladies are really good. But most disappointing are my early favorites - well.. favorites back when they were still auditioning - Sanjaya & Chris Sligh. Sanjaya wins most disappointing hand down. I don't know what happened to him, he was so good during auditions. I guess he's overwhelmed, but I really think he should have been gone a long time ago. Chris on the other hand, started out good although quite cocky, but went downhill from there. I think a girl will win this year coz I don't think the boys are at par. We'll see in th coming weeks.

There's this series on Starworld that I've been criticizing but I can't help but watch it. I don't know why, but I find myself watching it whenever it's on. Has anyone seen Fashion House? I swear only Morgan Fairchild can act on that show and Bo Derek annoys the hell out of me, but I still watch it. I grumble when I do but I can't make myself change the channel. Hahahaha! Weird. And the plot is not that great either, so I really wonder why I'm hooked. Argh.

Wow.. this is new. I've posted twice n one day. I haven't done that in a long time. ^_^ It's quite nice.

meet my weemee :)

I finally succumbed and got a weemee. After some prodding from friends, I caved in. hehehe! I don't know why, but everyone at work seems to have one. I guess it's the avail time during midshift. ^_^

Meet my weemee, jenniebebe. Add me to your weeworld if you have one. :) If you still don't have a weemee, go to weeworld.com and enjoy creating your avatar! :)

burned out? solution: summer outing!

Friday, March 16, 2007

You Are 67% Burned Out

You are very burned out.
You need a huge break from your responsibilities, starting as soon as possible.
And you need this time to reevaluate what you really want out of your life.

Because you're working hard and going no where... and that would burn anyone out!


Great. The test above just confirmed what I've been suspecting all along. I'm burned out. Not that the above-mentioned test is scientific, but it just confirmed my suspicion. And I've been feeling that way for quite a while now.

I found myself not wanting to get out of bed and go to work, sleeping in when I don't have work, I am crankier than usual and the kicker: I've been sick for a week.

Brace yourselves, this is going to be another loooong post. ^_^

Last Feb. 28 I went to work early and I felt great. I spoke with an IT guy on the phone for about 45 minutes because I couldn't log in to system, as my profile had some restrictions because we found out that my profile was erroneously placed on another account. Anyway, long story short, I was able to log in to the system and I was about to log in to my Avaya when I suddenly felt chills. As in! Nanginig buong katawan ko and my teeth were chattering. My mind went, "I'm having psychosomatic symptoms. It's like I didn't like to go to work and it manifests by having out of the blue sickness." Weird no? but I've heard of stranger things happening, so it's a possibility :)

I went to the clinic and was surprised to find out that my fever was 39 degrees! I was given medicine, was told to rest and come back after 30 minutes. 30 minutes after my fever was up to 40.1. YIKES! I wanted to go home because I felt so nauseous and I was still having chills, but the clinic just told me to rest and didn't give me a pass. Hello?! Naghahallucinate na ako sa taas ng lagnat ko, di pa din ako pinauwi? Kamusta naman yun?! When I got back to my workstation, I immediately sought out our Shift Manager and upon hearing that my fever was up to 40.1, gave me the go signal to go home. Yehey!

I didn't have the strength to go home so I went to my tita's house which was nearer. I rested and went home with my sister at 5:30pm. The next two days were my off days and I spent every waking hour in bed. I was too tired and too nauseous to get up.

I was absent for the next two days and when I get back to work, I was surprised to see my teammates already logged in, even if I was an hour early. I thought there was a huge call queue. Turns out, our schedules changed for that week from 8am-5pm to 12:00am-9pm. ARGH!!!! No one told me :( I was 7 hours late for my shift. Huhuhu! My team mates thought I was on leave (as I was scheduled to be on leave the next week. they thought it was that particular week), and my TL was also sick. Haay... we immediately called him and he asked me if our Shift Manager already saw me, I told him not yet. TL said, "Uwi ka na, ako na bahala sa absence mo, basta dala ka ng med cert." Yey! So uwi na agad ako. And came back later that day for my next day's shift.

I was only present for 2 days, after that it was already my off days then my 5 day leave, then off again. Hahahah! I was not at work for 9 days. I loved it!

I was on leave because our maternal great aunt arrived from Alaska for a vacation and she stayed with us during her last week before going home.

We also had our annual Teodosio Clan Summer Outing that week. It was great to see the family once again. We haven't been together since last summer. Sure, we see each other once in a while, like last Christmas, but not everyone was there. :) Never mind if I got sunburned (I still have an X on my back, but who cares? ^_^), and I was tired. I LOVED it! Summer was off to a great start. More pictures to follow soon. :)

Tonight my cousins and I will be together again for one of our cousin's despedida overnight party here at home. Wow. Overnight. I can't even remember when they last stayed overnight. Probably when mom was still alive.

Oh and about work? I'm trying out for a new position, I hope it turns out well. Fingers crossed. I dropped by the office earlier to submit my LOI and check my new schedule. Hehehe... I was so ecstatic when I found out that instead of going back to work tomorrow, I'll be back to work on Monday at 11pm. WOW. My 9 day vacation just turned to 11 days. I LOVE IT!

so, why am I affected again? ^_^

Saturday, February 17, 2007

I was supposed to blog about something else but I got sidetracked when I saw this: BRITNEY SPEARS IS NOW COMPLETELY BALD! I'm not a Britney fan, but this completely threw me out of my element. Hehehe... affected much? La lang.. nagulat lang ako.

In fairness, bagay sa kanya. But I can't help but feel sorry for her. Nagbreakdown na. It's a good thing I'm not a celebrity. Ahahahaha! feelingera, noh?

much needed update :)

Thursday, February 01, 2007

It's so funny, it's pathetic.

I am on leave from work for two days and I am awake and in front of the computer like I have work. ^_^ My body clock is so used to being on US Eastern time that even if I'm not at work, it feels like it. Heck. I even feel hungry between 2-3am, coz that's my "lunch time" at work.

I'm exchanging emails with my Wave one friends. I told them, and I actually think this is true, that I like going to work for our email spamming and not because I like taking calls. Hahahaha! But I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my Letter of Intent for another position would be accepted soon. I am feeling quite burned out, to be totally honest. Hence, my application for a 2 day leave.

I'll actually be out of the office for 4 days (I'll be back on Saturday night), coz after my 2 day leave, are my scheduled off days. Yey! Hopefully, I'll get some things done. :) If not, sleep the day away coz I sincerely lack that. My body needs to rest, coz even if I get at least 6 hours sleep everyday, nothing beats sleeping at night. Ewan. Iba ang feeling pag normal yung tulog.

I've been working for quite a few years now but this is the first time that my relationship with my workmates is the best. I mean, I've worked well with others and I sincerely liked them, but my wave one friends are different. The bonding is amazing. I can honestly say that we're like family, save for two who fell from the cracks. Maybe it's because we were together since the start of the program. Or we just generally like each other. Even if sometimes there are issues, we work it out.

On some studies, it says that people stay longer at work if they like the people they work with. Salary or prestige isn't the top factor, the working relationship is what most people place at number one. I feel like that with work right now. I may not like the work load sometimes, and there are some people who are crappy to work with, but then there's my wave one family. And suddenly, work doesn't seem so bad. :) It's one of the reasons I stayed (that & because I was afraid of the bond - which is just a scare tactic :p).

I haven't blogged like I used to, and I miss that. I also miss doing my blog rounds. Most of the time I write on my Starb's planner, and it's like my diary now :p, thinking that I'm going to blog about my day or certain thoughts that day. But I never do. It's just there on my planner - outlines, quotes, insights, bad days (days that I DO NOT want to remember), and good days that I want to get more of. I don't think I can blog as much as I have in the past, but I will try my best to update. :)

On the pop culture side... what do you guys think of American Idol 6 so far?

I think Paula is as loopy as ever and Randy is becoming meaner, Simon is still Simon. I don't think he's meaner than usual.. just more brutally honest :p. So far I like Sanjaya Malakar & Chris Sligh (the guy who looks like Jack Osbourne or Hurley from Lost). They have nice voices, and they have personality, especially Chris who said his goal is to make David Hasselhoff cry (in reference to last years final when Taylor Hicks won and the camera panned to Hasselhoff with tears in his eyes. ahahahaa! Hilarious!).

I'm waiting for Heroes to be shown here, I've heard so much about it. I can't wait to see it. I'm also very curious about Ugly Betty. Never mind if I know the story already, as two versions have already been shown here, the original Colombian soap & the Mexican version (or was it Venezuelan?). I didn't watch the Filipinized versions, but I'm curious to watch the American version because the star of the show, America Ferrera just won a Golden Globe & a Screen Actor's Guild Award for best actress. I've liked America since I've watched her movie, "Real Women Have Curves" and the "Traveling Pants" movie. I think she's great.

I still love watching House, MD, Grey's Anatomy, Veronica Mars, CSI, CSI:NY & Friends reruns whenever I can. Key words: WHENRVER I CAN :p But I'll take what I can get. :)

I've just watched The Departed and I loved it. Never mind if there are gory scenes (it's a Scorsese film, that's a given), and I think those scenes are essential to the movie. I think they deserve the Oscar nominations - Best Supporting Actor for Mark Wahlberg, Best Director for Martin Scorsese (I hope he wins this time) and Best Picture. I heven't watched Blood Diamond yet so I can't say if Leo DiCaprio deserves an Oscar for that more than The Departed, but he was great in the latter movie.

I also want to watch Little Miss Sunshine, not because of the Oscar hype, but because I love Abigail Breslin (since I watched her on The Signs) and Steve Carrell. These two actors are reason enough for me to watch the movie. :)

Anyhoo.. I've rambled on and on and it's already morning... I think I'm going to log off now and get some shut eye.

Till next update!

Jake Gyllenhaal in SNL

Monday, January 15, 2007

I must admit that I didn't like Jake Gyllenhaal before, but he kinda grows on you. Now I can say that I like him.

He's cool. Watch his opening monologue from last Saturday's episode of Saturday Night Live & you'll know what I mean. ^_^

i want this....

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Introducing the new Apple iphone.

Hay. Shyet. ^_^

new year. new beginnings

Saturday, January 06, 2007

It's already the 6th day of the year and this is only my first post. I would have posted earlier but I've been sleeping a lot during the day. Napagod katawan ko, it needed time to recover from the Christmas Season ^_^

I spent New Year's Eve at the office. And like Christmas Eve, I was teary-eyed when I left the house. As I saw the families outside getting ready to greet the New Year, I felt even sadder.

When I got to the office, people were in generally the same state as I was. But we made plans to have early "lunch" at 11:30pm, go up the 17th floor for our Media Noche, and run down to the corner of Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas in time for the countdown and the fireworks display, sponsored by the City of Makati, the Makati businessmen/women & ABS CBN/Studi 23.

We looked forward to that at the start of our shift. My teammates and I were fast, coz we beat the others by telling the PAC that we wer having our lunch. We were the only ones that were able to go. We reached the corner of Ayala Avenue & Paseo de Roxas 20 seconds till midnight. Just in time for the fireworks display to start.

I felt like a child again, amazed at the wonderful kaleidoscope in the sky. My cloud of sadness lifted as I watched the myriad of colors exploding in the night sky. The crowd's enthusiasm and happiness was infectious and I found myself with a big grin on my face. I tried to call our house during the fireworks display, but it was so noisy around me that I couldn't hear the other line. I was finally able to call the house on our way back to the office, after 20 minutes. I almost didn't want to go back although we had to. But I felt that even if I'd get bad calls that night, my spirits wouldn't be dampened. :)

New Year. New Beginnings.

I don't really believe in horoscopes, but I like reading them at the start of every year. I don't know, but there's something about "knowing" what might happen during the year that excites me. I know that it might not happen, but it's something to look forward to. :)

My horoscope for the year looks good. Especially on career and love. O diba? Magandang motivation yan, kahit papaano. Hahahaha!

Here's to an awesome year for everyone!