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Friday, December 25, 2009

christmas 2009

Inspiration seems to escape my
route in 2009. I can't think of a
special Xmas message to send
just like the past 3 years.

So this year, I'll keep it short and

send to 231 for Smart/TNT
2331 for Globe/TM/Sun

Enjoy the Holiday Season!
Share LOVE this Xmas!

Oh, and thanks for the gifts guys!
Really appreciated it! Til next year. =)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

week in review

So last Saturday, I visited my 99th and 100th Starbucks outlet. Not really easy to do since it took me more than 2 years. Well to some, maybe a complete nonsense. But for me, all the same, a feat. And to add icing on the cake, Henry Sy gifted me with this...

Oh by the way, the 100th store is in SM By The Bay @ MOA. And the location sucks! No signal for both Sun broadband and Globe 3G so after sipping my tea, I immediately left to look for a signal.

Last Wednesday was indeed a hump day. And this kind of hump left me completely pissed off. I'd rather not go into details. Basta the feeling really sucked. Buti na lang nakapagpigil ako or else it will really cause me my job. Well, bad things happen and rude clients really do exist. Hindi lang sila gawa-gawa ng imahinasyon.

Well, one good thing happened that night though. Thanks @mownist for helping me get my first 2010 Starbucks planner. CONG-GRAH-CHEW-LAY-SHONS!!!

One down, I guess two to go.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

red cup season

'Tis the season to be merry and caffeineted. So drop by the Starbucks outlet nearest you and secure yourself of the 2010 Starbucks planner. Same as last year, they have 3 designs to choose from, all depicting their coffee story. This year's planner is a major improvement from last year's trashy "ala-National Bookstore" planner. Cover is of velvety material, a bit wider and more colored pages inside. Not to mention the coffee bean shaped book mark dangle. Alongside the planner comes the return of the Peppermint Mocha (my fave!) and last year's Toffee Nut Latte and Dark Cherry Mocha. Also, they've introduced a dozen (or more) Xmas pastries which are really appetizing to the eyes (haven't tried any as of press time LOL). This year, you have to purchase 17 cups (2 shy of last year's 19), 8 from the Holiday featured beverages and 7 from any drink of your choice excluding the bottled juices.

In short, kung may magkakape dyan, I'm free! Basta akin stickers ah! hahaha

Monday, October 26, 2009

losing drive

Have you experienced losing the drive on something? Something that you're really passionate about? In just one glimpse, everything suddenly turns blurry. Tipong no matter how much you try to regain everything, it seems it's too late in saving even just a minute portion. I just wished it's like charging a cellphone when it goes dead-batt. Or restarting the ignition pag namatayan ka ng makina sa EDSA. But it ain't that simple.

And I'm experiencing it now. I'm losing the drive. I'm losing the passion. And I'm tired.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

unluckiest employee

If there is one, I should be the most viable candidate. I dunno but ever since I came back, I always need to work doubly hard just to get what I think I deserve. Who would have expected that even the clothing allowance back in 2006 , I should justify my eligibility of receiving it. I needed to remind everyone involved to check my records. Afterwhich, I again needed to remind them of my scheduled December promotion as endorsed by my ex-manager upon my return. Then, another grueling year of very very very challenging projects. And another justification and a gentle reminder of our promotion. Then, the most challenging year ever. Borders, Galaxy, and Kaldi in one calendar year. But still, they thought that I'm still raw for the next level. A bit hard to accept but I had no choice. I had to wait yet again. Come July, I got it! Finally, I was noticed. But it took more that 3 months for it to take effect. It's October already and we still haven't received our retro pay. And what hurts the most is the adjustment that I have received. Yes I understand the justification of the increase. But I can confidently say that I am worth more than the 5% increase that they gave me. I just can't understand why everything seems to happen to me. Yes, just me. I kept on weighting things out, justifying both sides, but it's really hard to understand. And here I am now, still waiting for the final say. Still waiting what my next move should be. It seems that no matter how much I prove myself, I always come short of people's expectations. Am I just so unlucky? Coz no matter how much I feel comfortable and confident with how I perform, the system somehow makes me feel otherwise. Times like these, I just wished that Sir Rico is still here with us. I missed his guidance and concern for me. Haayz.

Monday, September 21, 2009

2009 UAAP CDC: in a nutshell

For cheerdance fanatics, the second Sunday of September is always a red-letter day in their calendars. It's the time in the UAAP season when basketball takes a backseat and cheers alongside the whole studentry for their school's pep squads. Season 72 marked another year when the UP Pep will face their most notorious adversary, the UST Salingawi Dance Troupe. Just like the DLSU Green Archers to the ADMU Blue Eagles, UP and UST have been bitter enemies on the rubber mats for the longest time. Even their fans, students and alumni, share the same feelings towards one another.

So how did the schools perform?

The FEU Cheering Squad finally got hold of the championship after several years being in 3rd place. This was made more special since they were the hosts for Season 72. They got a score of a whopping 86.1%. The FEU Cheering Squad has been known for their consistency and fluidity of movements, as shown throughout their routine. I must say that their liftees (dunno what you call them) have been phenomenal while on air, having done different difficult tosses and turns, even perfecting the scorpion popularized by the UP Pep and adding complicated moves such as the famed toe-to-chin move. Nonetheless, this championship I give to the FEU Cheering Squad. One championship I wasn't even bitter to accept. They really deserved this spot this year. Can't wait to see how they'll be defending it next season.

I've always believed in the Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion eversince Coach Randell took over. They've been knocking on the Top 3's door for the past 2 years, even surprising myself that they weren't able to barge in two years ago (in a highly contested result). But this year was also Ateneo's year, what with their MBT leading the basketball tourney, the Blue Babble Battalion finally entered the elusive Top 3, even beating the the top contenders UP Pep and the UST SDT. They won first runner-up with a score of 83.4%. Their routine was clean, though a much simpler one compared to last year's top 3. But then again, their error-less routine gave them the judges' nods and the 2nd place. I really liked the moonwalk though.

A bitter-sweet season for the UP Pep Squad. A should-have-been 3-peat deligated them down to 3rd place with a score of 83.1% (yes, just .3% shy off the Ateneo's score). The UP Pep Squad has been known for innovating the sport, having introduced concept cheerdance with their synchronized swimming, taebo, philippine games, etc. But they left a much much bigger expectation that they will surpass their last two routines which gave them the championship the past two years. I say that the UP Rock concept is still their best routine ever, followed by their Tribu concept last year in time for the Centennial. This year's theme though was made especially for the whole UP community, reflecting the UP culture as known and experienced only by the true Iskolars. I say that the ikot-toki jeep slash UP seal has been phenomenal, didn't expect that it would transform into anything actually. The inclusion of the sablay gave me goosebumps ( and I will proudly say that I liked their costume this year, plaid shorts and all). Well, they chose difficulty over accuracy, a risk they clearly paid bigtime. A lot of errors were caught up by the judges and this clearly reflected in their final score. But still, I'm very proud of our UP Pep Squad. Even with so many errors, the judges still credited the difficulty in their routines. And I can't wait to see them perform next year and snatch that crown back to Diliman. Though next year's competition will surely be a match-up not only with FEU, UP, and UST. With Ateneo having placed this year, I'm pretty sure the other schools will put sweat and blood to their routines in trying their luck to take any place. I say, may the BEST squad win!

You can watch the other squads' routines by CLICKING HERE.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

200th post, 2nd year

woah! Woah! WOAH!!!

Kakagulat ah! Akalain mong naka 200 posts na pala ako!!! Haha. Nawala ako sa bilang ah. Jeez. Sana bumalik na yung eagerness ko to blog. Ang boring na kasi eh. Walang bagong memo kaya walang bagong post. dum dum dum.




Finally, I got my ticket for the UAAP Cheerdance Competition Season 72! I'll be able to watch it upclose this year. Hopefully I won't jinx my beloved PEP! And as if it wasn't enough, I got my ticket from an FEU dancer. Well I said goodluck to them naman so ok na yun. But I'm feeling that the crown will stay in Diliman this year! LOL


Friday, September 11, 2009

QQ ni chinchin gutierrez

When I read these at twitter ang naisip ko lang eh...may tama ka! So thanks ex-officemate slash ex-load customer slash ex rant partner for letting me borrow your quotable quotes! haha. Will just incorporate the kaloyster POV in every point. Please read through. Not in particular order. Ang tamaan, well magkaka-blackeye! Enjoy!

  • QQ#1: aanhin pa ang evaluation kung wala namang plan of action (well ang masasabi ko lang....TAGAY!!!)
  • QQ#2: on charting, daig ng computer ang masipag (kung ang processor eh pentium 4 at ang memory eh above 512mb!)
  • QQ#3: on salary increase and workload, ang taong nagigipit, nagreresign (been there, done that!)
  • QQ#4: on timelines and cost factor, magkulang ka na sa timeline wag lang sa cost factor (in short, ok lang ang rush basta sulit ang bayad)
  • QQ#5: on report writing, pagkahaba-haba man ng (presentation) deck, sa redo pa rin ang tuloy (uhmm...uhmm...ilang beses nga ba to? hehe)
  • QQ#6: on promotion, AANHIN ANG PROMOTION KUNG WALANG SALARY ACTION!?! (papaabutin pa ba nyo to ng 3 months? aahh lokohan na to!)
  • QQ#7: on resignation, ang taong walang kibo, gumagawa na ng resig letter (kaya pala a month before eh tahimik ka ah!!!)
  • QQ#8: on resignation uli, ang nagreresign ay di nagwawagi. ang nagwawagi ay si *censored* (lurking lurkers...)
  • QQ#9: on office chismis, ang maniwala sa sabi-sabi, updated! (amen!)

dagdagan ko lang to ah. a few of my own:

  • QQ#10: pag ang diyosa ay umakyat, tiyak may memong kaakibat!
  • QQ#11: ang nalulunod sa trabaho, umuuwi ng alas singko (well hindi kasi katunog yung alas sais eh haha)
  • QQ#12: kapag stressed na sa trabaho, FARMTOWN!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

si kimmy at si dora

Last weekend, I was so much thankful that PGMA made Monday a holiday (for INC's Manalo's funeral). That way I'll be able to go to Araneta and line-up for the UAAP Cheerdance tickets. Even asked my dad to wake me up at 530am so that I'll make it to Araneta before 7. And after more than 3 hours of standing, standing, and standing still... naubusan ako ng ticket. Thanks to the hundreds or make that thousands of UAAP students lining up and getting my slot!!! Aargghh.

So instead of ranting the whole day, just decided to watch Kimmydora and laugh out my disgust. At syempre Gateway naman yun so medyo konti lang siguro ang manonood ng "jologs" na movie na to. But then again I'm a big fan of Eugene Domingo so ok lang manood ng "jologs" na movie na to. LOL. Tama ako, konti lang yung nanood. Less than half of the theater seats was occupied. Actually, I was occupying two seats since nalilift naman yugn armrest. Lazy boy na to! haha. So konti nga lang nga yung nanood. Well baka masyado pang maaga kasi first screening palang...or konti lang talaga kaming mga "jologs" na nasa Cubao that time. Nevertheless, yung hagalpakan naman ng mga tao can compensate the few theater-goers. In short, bentang benta yung mga lines nila.

At hindi lang sya basta comedy ah! May aral ka ding matututunan dito. Like:
  • kung ikaw ay may kakambal, at nagkataon na identical kayo, wag na wag mo syang tatawaging pangit. kasi sasaktan mo lang yung sarili mo. malamang kaya kayo identical kasi magkamukha kayo! kung pangit sya, eh di pangit ka din!
  • may mga linyang pang-Hollywood na hindi akma sa pinilakang tabing. lalo na kung hindi mo naman ka-waistline si Julia Roberts (and I quote "I'm just a girl FLOATING infront of a boy, asking him to love her *sabay labas ng dila*")
  • madalas daw na yung mga assistant ng mga bida sa movie eh mga pangit kaya sinasaktan at inuumbag-umbag lang sila ng bida. pero kung pangit ang bida, natural hindi nya masasaktan yung kapwa nya pangit na assistant. kaya pwede syang kumuha ng assistant na kamukha ni Miriam Quiambao at i-uppercut magdamag! infairness, ang galing ni Miriam dito ah! Best actress in a punching bag role!
  • at kung ang producer mo eh nagngangalang Piolo Pascual, aba eh makukuha mong waiter na extra yung mga kamukha lang naman ni Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Vhong Navarro, etc. Bakit kaya wala si Sam dito?
  • bilog ang mundo! maaari ding sumikat ang mga askal gaya ni Mikky.
  • ok lang sa pinoy movies ang salitang pekpek lalong lalo na sa harap ni Regine to the tune of "peter piper picked a peck of pickled pekpek" *wait hanggang sa credits!!!*
  • at during presentations, when client asks you something at hindi mo alam ang sagot, you can always answer "I'll take a look at this. I will update you!" sa tonong nananakot. Tiyak extended ang final report due date! applicable to sa MR!

Overall, this is a winner! Eugene Domingo for Best Actress! woohoo!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

win #3


Headline bukas, ngayon ang blogcast!

The UP FIGHTING MAROONS just gave the DLSU GREEN ARCHERS and Coach Franz Pumaren their 4th consecutive loss, 83-78.

Correct my statistics if I'm mistaken, the last time UP beat La Salle was in 2004? And the last time UP beat DLSU and ADMU in one season was 14 years ago (1995). Now that's sweet!

Looking forward to watching at least one live game (hopefully against Ateneo!).

Saturday, August 8, 2009

i have fallen in love

This was a poem written by Ninoy Aquino for her wife, Cory. Later on, after her death, music was arranged for this poem and then sung by Jose Mari Chan during her Requiem Mass.

I have fallen in love
With the same woman three times
In a day spanning nineteen years
Of tearful joys and joyful tears
I loved her first when she was young
Enchanting, brilliant, middle-strung
Vibrant, fragrant, eternally new
Cool, invigorating as the morning dew.
Desperate, she shared, quieted my despairs
Hopeful, she fanned the fires of my hopes
Lavished me with days of bliss and peace,
Endless, perpetual days of fond memories.
She is my hope; I do not wish to realize
Hence my hope; forever green, eternal prize
My life transcending life, my ultimate quest
Dream of my life for whom I’ll spare no rest.

I fell in love again
With the same woman the second time
When first she bore her child and mine
The first fruit of our union and our love.
The pains and anguish of motherhood she braved
Loved her children, their love she deservedly craved
Times were she hung on the very brink of death,
Unflinchingly fulfilling her mission to procreate.
In politics I plunged, she was always by my side,
Steadfast, uncomplaining, helping to turn the tide,
Amidst hardship, her rare courage would not relent
She was my secret weapon, the source of my strength.
The world was my concern, our home her domain,
The people mine, the children hers to maintain,
So it was in those eighteen years and a day
Till I was detained, forced in prison to stay.

Suddenly she became our sole support
Wellspring of hope, source of comfort
On her shoulders fell the burden of life
She emerged our captain in the sea of strife.

I fell in love again
With the same woman the third time
Looming from the battle, undaunted, unafraid,
Calm composed, she is God’s lovely maid.
It has been a year of many disappointments
Endless dark nights, long days of sad lament,
Of grave doubts, frustrations, bitter desolations,
Of privations, untold indignities, humiliations.

Dreams became nightmares; hopes, despair.
Rally to freedom’s call, no one will dare.
Future is obscured, life has lost its meaning,
The tunnel is long, we’re only at the beginning.

Leaders I admired, whose advice I sought
Became fallen idols, their souls were bought,
Their conscience they bartered for “soft” convenience,
Due to despicable cowardice, they’ve lost their patience.

Leaders became dealers, begging for part of the spoils,
Forgetting the value, the essence of the hottest toil,
Paralyzed be fear, they joined the amoral dictator,
Defending, waving the bloody flag of the new oppressor.

The pillars of society became the props of tyranny,
“Be realistic,” they urged, “if not for safety, for money.”
It is useless to resist, the tyrant is too strong,
Yet aware, with their help the tyranny will prolong.

Mother Pilipinas weeps, her noble sons are gone,
Her land of the morning, is now of the setting sun,
Back to her dungeon in chains she’s been returned;
For all her sacrifices, this is what she earned.

The night is cold and dark, there are no stars,
Our prisons are full, our souls wrinkled with scars,
Afflicted, persecuted, struck down but not crushed,
How soon will this blight be erased by Allah’s brush?

My only escape is to cling to the woman of my dreams
Who gave me a life full of love, a love full of life,
She is my urge to live, my sole motivation to survive,
She taught me not only to dream, but to make dreams alive.

Fight on! She says: Let not the guiltless ghost depart.
Your pains, our people know are caused by a thousand darts,
But be assuaged, remember the Filipino, his story, his past,
Soon, very soon, the tyrant will choke in his greedy power lust!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

farewell tita cory

Ma. Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino

1933 - 2009

Last Saturday (Aug.1) at about 3am, former president and mother of Philippine democracy, Cory Aquino had joined our Lord due to cardio-respiratory arrest. She was 76.

She succumbed to colon cancer after fighting for 1.5 years.

She'll best be remembered for standing against dictatorship during the 1986 People Power. A very spiritual person (known for the rosary which was given to her by Sister Lucia of Fatima), and a loving mother.

She'll truly be missed. Please do include her in your prayers. May she now be at peace with Ninoy and our Lord.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

still waiting

waited for almost one and a half years...
waited for more or less one month...
have waited yet again for 30 days...

Who knows how many days more I have to wait! Not fun at all!
Why do I always end up waiting?!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

the real state of the nation

Just came across a better version of the state of the nation from a friend's post in FB. And I totally agree...

Theres The Rub
State of the mind

By Conrado de Quiros
Philippine Daily Inquirer

I seriously propose that the state of the Nation Address be delivered not in July, as tradition dictates, but on April 1, as sanity dictates. April 1 is April Fool’s Day, when the claims of Filipino presidents, including those who were not elected so, about what they’ve done for the country are best said. Who knows? Maybe the day devoted to foolishness may persuade people to be wise.

Who knows too? Maybe the day devoted to deception might have persuaded President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Monday to tell the truth. And deliver this speech:

GOOD AFTERNOON, sycophants and booty-lickers. I do not see any ladies here and the only gentleman I know is at home packing his bags in hopes he might still be invited to where I am going. I will not bore you, even if that gives me great pleasure, with a long speech full of statistics which you would be fools to believe anyway. I’ll go straight to the point.
Juan Ponce Enrile is right: I am the best president this country has ever had. Of course, he said that too about Marcos and Erap, but he is right this time. No Filipino president has done more than me. No Filipino president will do more than me.

For once and for all, I have disabused this country of its illusions. Chief of them is that we are a democracy. There has been no more persistent, and pernicious, illusion than that. The Filipinos who extol its virtues are hypocrites. They do not believe in it any more than I do. They do not care for it any more than I do.

To read the full article, click this LINK.

Monday, July 27, 2009

battle of katipunan

All the odds were against the Fighting Maroons:
... 3-0 vs. 0-3
... league leader vs. cellar dweller
... defending champs vs. 2nd from last
... even in the crowd, Ateneans outnumbered the Iskolars

Practically everything and everyone were against us. Even me. I was confident that were on our way to another 0-14 record. Not really a pleasant thing to expect but the way the Maroons were playing the past 3 games, it's as if history repeats itself.

Then luck knocked on UP MBT's dugouts. Like David vs. Goliath, the UP Fighting Maroons beat the Ateneo Blue Eagles 68-58. This win practically gave us renewed hope. Hey, maybe the boys can win after all. Just when everyone lost hope, they showed us that they're still here. Still fighting. Personally, I was proud (again) of our MBT. Sana lang wag maging 1-13 to. Itodo na natin sa 11-3!

Just like what the article from the inboundpass website said, KATIPUNAN HAS INDEED A NEW KING! Well at least for the first round. =)

By the way, I like the new black jersey. Para sakin maangas! Gotta get one of this...

Monday, July 20, 2009

many thanks to you

Maraming salamat sa mga nakaalala sa aking 24th birthday! bwahaha

Amboy, Sab, Carsh, Mitch, Char, Lanie S., Blue, Brian, Jane, Ronillo, Nenz, Intiang, Mam Judy, Irene, Paul, Mam Nizza, Ariane, Mam Nina, Jadey, Ate Lina, Kitty, Monik, Moki, Marney, April, Ate Gina2, Nadj, Betchay, Chin, Ate Liezl, Mam Jo E., Mike C., Chummy, Ria, Kar, Mam Che, Dinna, Ann S., Ate Carla, Mona, Levy

Reg, Carsh, Gigie, Ann, Jenny, Sab, Jerome, Mam Che, Ms. Mabs, Mam Charlene, Adrianne, Julien, Susan

Len, May, Lejan, Claire Ma., Carsha, Loca, JC, Sab, Aki, Buen, Mike S., Melbs, Mam Amy, Claire Mi., Gracey, Honeypie, Lovely, Miko, Kath, Rochel, Ruth Joy, Cham, Pee, Moki, Sally A., Pops, Cecile, Jolee

Ms. Daisy, Leigh, Ianne, Mark

Anna, Luz, Anj

At syempre sa kapatid ko na kahit ginabi ako sa pagkape ko sa Pampanga (yes...San Fernando and Clark), eh binili pa rin ako ng cake. hehe

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Monday, July 6, 2009

Federer - greatest?

So Federer won French in the absence of Rafa (having been beaten in the QF by Soderling) and finally winning the elusive trophy that completed all four slams. But this wasn't a testament of how great he is. What cemented his claim was winning the 2009 Wimbledon Open giving him 15 majors in his career (still in the absence of Rafa due to injury). This made me think bitterly, had Rafa been his opponent in the Finals, would he have won French? Would he have surpassed Sampras' record of 14 Grand Slams by winning Wimbledon? I don't think so, with Nadal leading their head-to-head matches 13-7.

But then again, Nadal wasn't there. Federer won French. Then he reclaimed Wimbledon the following month. Maybe he is the greatest man to play tennis after all. I give it up to Andy for taking the match to a 5-setter just like last year with Nadal. Guess it really wasn't for him.

“Sorry, Pete,” Roddick said. “I tried to hold him off.”

This was his message for Pete when he was handed the microphone during the awards ceremony. If it was Andy who had held Federer off from getting his 15th grand slam, I'm pretty sure he'll be getting that in one of the slams that follow. Roger is only 27, he'll surely be counting more slams in his career.

Hats off to you Roger! And for Rafa, c'mon, break Federer's record! haha

Roger Federer's Grand Slam wins:
2003 - Wimbledon
2004 - Australian, Wimbledon, US
2005 - Wimbledon, US
2006 - Australian, Wimbledon, US
2007 - Australian, Wimbledon, US
2008 - US
2009 - French, Wimbledon

PS: Sana may magregalo sakin nung jacket ni Federer during the awards ceremony! hehe

Saturday, July 4, 2009

sale! sale! sale!

PlanetSports' Nike & Adidas Sale
July 1 to 5, 2009
SM Megatrade Hall 1


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

statsoc fund raiser: baller id


Once again, StatSoc is asking for your help. BOD 09-10 have a fundraiser which is the StatSocer baller ID. Only P65.00 per piece (originally may promo sila na 2 for P110 pero since mababait naman tayo eh let's just stick with the regular price of P65). Tulong na rin natin to for StatSoc, and syempre collectible na rin hehe.

I've ordered 30pcs na makukuha ko today. Just thought na nagiging excuse ng alumni na tumulong because of distance and effort magpunta ng UP. So eto, yung baller IDs na yung lalapit sa atin hehe.

For Ortigas people, please send me a message for your orders. Dito lang naman ako San Miguel Ave. so I can meet you up. Please relay na rin sa officemates and friends nyo. For Eastwood people (mainly Citibankers), you can send your orders to Carissa. Whehehe ninominate na kita Carsh! So far may more than 10 orders na from Citi. Papahuli ba naman ang mga taga Metrobank, SCB, at BDO?! hehehe.

Still looking for reps from Makati...

Anyways, just felt like helping again the org so nagvolunteer na ko to coordinate with the alumni. Please do help us (StatSoc) in relaying this to other alumni. Please let me know kung may madadagdag so pwede pa ko umorder ng mas madami today. Dont you worry, this isn't a hoax at wala akong kikitain dito haha.

Once a StatSocer... always a StatSocer!

bettina's first

Last Sunday (June 28), Bettina Sophia BasiƱo Soriano celebrated her first birthday at the Dichaves Park of Corinthian Gardens. It was a fun party with clowns, buffet table, sago't gulaman and other beverage station, and fishball cart. Too bad konti lang talaga yung kids.

Oh and next time Miko, wag ka na tumambay sa tabi ng buffet table haha!

PSRC's foundation day

Last June 22, 2009, PSRC celebrated it's 35th Foundation Day alongside the 76th birthday of our president, CNE. It was a casual day for all regular employees which started with a mass here at the 21st floor of the OMM-Citra building. A buffet lunch and program followed in the afternoon at the Lancaster Suites. It was an excused undertime after for most employees. As for me, needed to work in the evening for the Turf Analysis. *sigh*

The new PSRC logo was also shown to everyone together with our creative ID shots. Uhmm, mine got a space in MD's presentation. LOL

Some of the shots of the afternoon...

Monday, June 29, 2009

caiden nicolai

Last June 21, nadagdagan na naman ang inaanak ko.

Caiden Nicolai Arnaiz
San Felipe Neri Church

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

gitgit gang

This incident just happened several hours ago. Hope you'd take time to read this so you'll know what to do when and if this happens to you.

Around 730pm, I stepped out of the building on my way to Makati. I passed by Shangri-La mall where I bought a gift for my inaanak. Then I headed to Starmall where I'll be riding a bus going to Makati. I decided not to ride the MRT since I don't want them opening the gift that I bought. After reaching the bus stop infront of Starmall, I dropped by Dunkin Donut's for my marble frosted plus bottled water, just in case traffic sa EDSA and I was starving already. Then, by luck, there was already a bus infront which was about to go. So I hailed it immediately. It didn't really occur to me that something bad would happen.

Actually, if you happen to know the buses going to LRT Ayala Leveriza, medyo ok na sila. Tipong gaya ng Mann Rose na brand new and malamig ang kita yung loob from the outside so parang safe. Ganun yung bus na naabutan ko. So sakay agad ako kasi hindi naman puno. But upon entering parang naasiwa ako kasi nga maluwag sya sa harapan (tipong 2 seats on each side), pero pagdating sa gitna eh 2 seats on one side and 3 seats on the other. So kung yung sa Mann Rose na dalawahan lang eh masikip na yung aisle, what more yung parang ordinary bus na 2 and 3 sa magkabila. So ganun nga yung naabutan ko pero no choice na kasi nakaandar na yung bus. So pasok na ako sa may gitna. Ang nakapagtataka lang eh pagdating ko sa gitna eh tumayo yung isang mama, though papaupuin ako. Pero parang humarang lang sya para di ako makadaan. Yun na pala yung start.

I just felt someone pulling the laylayan of my pants pati medyas ang shoes ko. Kunwari may hinahanap. Eh medyo narinig ko na yung ganung modus so pinapagpag ko ng paa ko yung kamay nya. Then dinumog na ako. May humahawak sa pants ko sa may tuhod, then sa may bulsa. Then may humarang sa likod ko para di ako makaatras. So literally, I was cornered. Ok na din kasi nakapasok ako dun sa isang seat na may 2 taong nakaupo (I assume na di sila kasama since di nila ako hinawakan). I had the instinct na gitgit gang na nga to so what I did was I held on to my sidepocket where I had my phone, and my backpocket for my wallet. Fortunately I was carrying a gymbag on my shoulder and my jacket was on top of the zipper of my bag, basically covering it. Then yung gift eh hawak ko sa kamay ko na pinagcover ko sa sidepocket ko while my left arm was covering the other zipper of my bag kung asan yung isang phone ko and yung sun broadband ko pa (hehe). And while this was happening, nagingay talaga ako. I was shouting na ginigitgit ako and I was telling the driver to stop the bus kasi nga ginigitgit na ako. Weird na hindi pa ako masyadong nanlambot nun sa takot. Ok na din yun kasi kung nagkataon eh hindi ko maiisipang gawin yung mga ginawa ko. Nakakalungkot lang eh yung ibang pasahero just chose to be mere spectators. And the conductor and driver didn't do anything. They were telling me na nasa gitna daw kami so hindi pwede magstop. Eh gago ba sila. Isn't it obvious na may nangyayari na seeing most seats empty while these men were standing on the aisle! So pagtawid ng Crossing pinatabi ko talaga yung bus. Siguro narealize nung mga mama na wala silang nakuha sakin and may mga MMDA pagtawid ng crossing kaya bumalik na sila sa seats nila. And the conductor, patay malisya (also the passengers). Pagbabang pagbaba ko dun ko naramdaman yung takot. What if may baril or kutsilyo pala yung mga yun. So literally, wimpy na knees ko after. But still I chose to walk. Pagkakita ko sa MMDA eh nagsabi agad ako. Kaso nakalagpas na yung bus. Ang masama eh hindi ko nakuha yung name nung bus. But definitely pag nasakyan ko yun malalaman ko agad.

So at the end of all of this, I was still thankful that nothing bad has happened to me. Wala ding nakuha sakin. But lesson learned. Wala na ngang safe ngayon. Kahit na yung mga brand new buses. Hope this reaches out to as many people as possible para maforewarn na rin sila if the same thing happens to them. It really pays to be vigilant and extra careful. Basta take extra care na lang when riding public vehicles, kahit na taxi, bus, jeep, or MRT pa yan. Wala na silang pinipili ngayon.

Friday, May 29, 2009

kaloyster just got POON'ed

Never liked standards. Not until I heard Poon, and sometimes Sitti. So, even if some officemates raised their brows, me and Ariane still chose to get POON'ed this early evening at Megamall. And it did pay off, I think. Some of the POON moments...

Syempre di ko na pinalagpas ang magpa-autograph. Now, collector's item na to. Dapat lang sumikat ng sumikat si RP. Shie shie.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


So I had my series of lower back pains, upper back pains, shoulder pains, and neck pains. It's been two years since I had my back examined and the ortho said I have a mild scoliosis. Not really surprised since scoliosis runs in the family. And mild plays to the angle of just 10 degrees, or less. Not really worth a serious therapy. Doc just told me to have a regular exercise regimen, or at least stretch out by playing badminton or swimming.

And so after two years, my back started to become a problem again. So I had a thoracolumbar X-ray just to clear out everything. And the result says...

The thoracic and encompassed lumbar spine exhibit lateral convexities as follow:

LEVEL Convexity towards Degrees
T1-T7 left 14 degrees
T7-T12 right 7 degrees
T12-L3 left 7 degrees

The vertebral bodies exhibit normal height and no apparent listhesis.
The disc spaces are maintained normal
The visualized pedicles and posterior spinal elements appear unmarred.

Thoracolumbar levo-dextro-levoscoliosis as described.

Uhmmm...doktora? HELP! hehe

Saturday, May 23, 2009


It's been 2 months, I think, since my old wallet ate up my driver's license's pic. So basically was driving (on Sundays) with a license without a face. I tried to have it replaced but LTO wouldn't allow me since it's only a few months na lang before I'm due to renew. (FYI: You can have your license renewed 2 months before it expires). Ang sabi ni ateng mabait, and I quote: "Sir, wag ka na lang po papahuli...". And that was the best advice I've received for 2009!!!

Finally, come May 20, I had renewed my license. Once again, I can see my face in my ID!

So how do you get to renew your license?

  • go to the nearest lto renewal office - MRT Ayala Station, SM Megamall Bldg A, Farmers Plaza, etc.
  • make sure your license expiry is within two months from the day you plan to renew
  • bring a photocopy of a valid ID (front and back)
  • approach the license evaluator counter with your old license and he/she will be 'evaluating' whether you're entitled for renewal (see first bullet)
  • he/she will be giving you a form to fill up and you'll be directed to the medical and drug testing clinic
  • in the clinic, you'll be asked to fill up several forms, get your urine sample (for drug testing), and have a doctor evaluate whether you're fit to drive (eye check, BP check, etc.). and by the way, this will cost you P400.
  • after getting your med cert, you'll have to go back to the license evaluator to submit the filled-up forms including your med cert and id photocopy.
  • then get ready for your mug shot (make sure you've retouched already para di ka magmukhang magpapa 5-6 gaya nung pic sa taas!). also, lakihan ang pirma kasi sobrang liit nya ngayon pag lumabas sa ID.
  • renewal will cost you P417.63. bring coins kasi walang tigpipiso ang cashier. for late renewal, there's a corresponding penalty depending on how late you were.
  • presto, you 'll be getting your license after 10 minutes (or less I think).

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

better than visa

bus going to Lingayen - P400++
rented jeep going to Alaminos - P1000
entrance to Hundred Islands - P20/head
set of snorkel and life vests - P150/piece
kayak - P250/hour
bus going to Bolinao - P80
super sarap na chiffon with yema icing - P6/slice
tricycle going to brgy. Patar - P150
Pearl's Sea-Breeze overnight accommodation for 8pax - P2000
transpo to white sand beach and going back to bayan - P250 + P100 tip
bus going back to Cubao - P408
Starbucks grande frappe - P145

the perfect sunset.....................................PRICELESS!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

haberdie nanay

Before the day ends, I would like to greet the most special woman in my life.

Happy 70th birthday Nanay!
I really miss you.

Sorry kung pasaway pa rin ako. Hehe. *sniff*

Saturday, April 18, 2009


You know, now you know!
~ Manny Pacquaio

Sunday, April 12, 2009

happy easter

May this Easter help those who are lost find direction,
those in doubt find answers,
those in anger find peace.

Oh did I mention I'm back?!
After more than a month of 'hiatus',
I em back! Pendong's back!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

stat-it reunion @ gotti's

Who said it can't happen? Irene, Caloi, Mitch, Susan, Wendell, Dinna, Jane, Ariane, Marney, and Ryan in one place. Thanks to Susan for her long-overdue birthday treat, this paved way to an impromptu Stat-IT reunion (missing Sir Rico and Sir Al).

Just had dinner at Gotti's at Megamall Atrium. Thanks pala kay kuya at ate for the warm welcome nyahaha. At sa paggulat sa akin nung biglang may kumalembang sa likod ko para kantahan ang celebrants. Si kuya talaga. Tsk!

Anyways, sana...sana. Sana matuloy ang Hundred Islands trip this May 1. Ang KJ magkaka LBM ng 1 week. Hehe. Joke lang.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

i'm so desperate

Yeah I am. Especially after reading that bulletin at 4am Saturday morning. Just before sending a rush request, a favor for an Accounts person. FOUR IN THE MORNING!!! And that just ruined my morning.

Sorry Mitch for ruining yours too. Pero wala akong masabihan. I'm really upset. So upset na gusto ko nang gumawa agad ng resignation letter.

Ok. I know some people would react on how I reacted. Or maybe more people would understand why I'm feeling this way. And maybe a number, or a lot, would feel the same thing I'm feeling now.

Just talked to a former office colleague and a very good friend. I just want to know if what I'm feeling is valid. Or baka nagbibitteran lang ako. Fortunately, I've learned na marami na pala kaming napa-HUWAAT! And I'm sure isang malaking gulo to come Monday morning.

Ok, here's the deal. I have no complaints (at least major issues) against that person. Maybe, he/she did something to deserve what he/she got. Actually, he/she's been a friend eversince we started here. Even after I came back (stupid of me!).

I just find it surprising that he/she gets promoted year after year (sometimes months after months). I mean there are also other employees here na halos mamatay na doing very difficult projects. May ibang anak din ang Diyos na deserving for a promotion!

Ok, I chose not to blog about an incident that happened last January. I thought na ok na, I'll just let it pass. But after hurting my ego while reading that stupid HR Bulletin, I've changed my mind. Hope this clears my intentions of blogging about my desperation.

Last January, we were due for evaluation for possible promotion. We got promoted January 2008 (after months of literally begging, the downside of having no stat director). Personally, I expected an evaluation one year after. At least an assessment of how I performed in my new position. Yes there was a midyear evaluation (for some, hindi naman ako kinausap personally for the nth time!) that happened. Pero that was not valid for promotion since I just got promoted 5 months before.

So December came, I chose to remind our very efficient (and this is full of sarcasm) HR manager na we were due for evaluation ng December. I did that para di na maulit yung nangyari before na nakalimutan kami ni Mitch. Come first week of January, walang balita. So we waited. Second week. Still no news. Nung 3rd week na wala pa rin I chose to ask her personally right after the Operations meeting. I didn't expect that that would progress to a heated argument. Yes, between me and the very efficient and lovable (still full of sarcasm) HR Manager. And hindi ko yun pinalagpas kahit nasa harapan kami ng Operations Director and Finance Manager.

So here's what happened. I was still hopeful that I'll be getting a postive feedback. I asked her of any news regarding our evaluation. Then she spilled it out. She told us na hindi pa daw kami due since kakatapos lang nung midyear evaluation. I told her na kaka 1 year lang namin sa position, how would we know how we performed kung hindi kami maeeval. Sufficient na daw yung midyear. So medyo nag-init na ulo ko. Pano maeevaluate yung performance namin after just 5 months. And no matter how good we were, syempre hindi pa kami ipopromote nun since kakapromote nga lang namin nung January. Ang sabi nya ganun talaga. Once a year lang naeevaluate. So sabi ko parang malas pala kami since napromote kami ng January, na kelangan pa namin magantay ng 1.5years para lang ma-evaluate for a possible promotion. Ang sagot nya, ganun daw talaga. Syempre hindi na ako nakapagpigil. Sorry sa mga friends ko from Accounts ah. So medyo na-off ako dun so ang sabi ko bakit sa Accounts napopromote kahit less that 1 year, sometimes two levels higher pa. Ang sagot nya discretion daw ng Director yun. So sabi ko eh wala nga kaming director. Sino titingin ng ginagawa namin. Hindi naman lahat ng gawin namin eh alam ng Accounts Director. So pano yun? Syempre ang kausap namin eh yung mga RA, RE, SRE, at managers. Nakakarating lang sa kanila pag may problema na. Pano naman yung mga magagandang nagawa namin, hindi ba enough yun? Ang sagot ng sobrang efficient at ever-helpful (overflowing with sarcasm) ay nagpaikot ng mundo ko ng 360 degrees raised to infinity. Ang sabi nya, and I quote, "Caloi, ganun talaga. Magkaiba kayo ng proseso, Accounts sila, support LANG kayo." WHAT THE FUCK?! Did she just said that?! Yun na lang ang huli kong naalala before muntikan nang pumutok ang mga litid ng utak ko. Wala na akong pakialam kung andun si Lolo Terry at Mam Peth. Wala na akong pakialam kung maraming tao sa 10th floor at pagsakay namin sa elevator. Ang naisip ko na lang, you just didn't say that! Especially not to me! WRONG WORDS! WRONG PERSON! And then war began!

My temperature rose! Tumaas boses ko. Wala na akong pakialam kung HR manager pa sya. Ang sa akin lang, hindi ka deserving sa position mo. Dapat equality ang pinaglalaban mo since HR ka, ikaw dapat ang lalapitan ng mga tao. Pero sa bibig mo pa nanggaling yun. Ayoko nang idetalye kung ano yung mga binitawan kong salita sa elevator. Pero that made her uneasy. And I'm sure that made her sorry na sinabi nya yung mga sinabi nya sa harap ni Caloi. So when the elevator opened sa 3rd floor, I immediately stepped out and went straight to our room. Yes I cried. Not because I was weak. I cried (habang kausap si Mam Weng) kasi sobrang galit ako. I was stupid of returning. Alam ko naman na nangyayari na yung ganito. Especially now that wala na si Sir Rico and Irene who were fighting for us before. Ngayon, it was our fight. Kami na lang. Against the biggies.

So the next day, I emailed her. I said sorry. Not because of the things that I've said. But how I said them. I wasn't sorry kasi nabastos ko sya because she's the HR Manager. I was sorry because nabastos ko sya knowing na mas matanda sya sa akin. I was ashamed because I lost respect sa kanya knowing na mas matanda sya sakin and not because mataas position nya. Again, I won't put into details yung mga napagusapan namin sa email. Pero her reply was worse than the words na sinabi nya the day before. I just chose not to answer them punto per punto. But I still have the emails at my Outlook, saved for future reference. Even the reply I sent to Mam Weng. Actually she was asking me if ifoforward na ba nya kay Mam Judy yung usapan namin pero I declined. The funny thing was, kaya pala gabi na nakapagreply si Anne Curtis sa email ko nung umaga eh nayanig na naman ang mundo nya. She actually consulted several people before she drafted her reply. And to Mam Weng's description, hindi daw mapakali si Anne Curtis pagkabasa ng email ko. Well, like I've said, WRONG PERSON. Not Caloi. Definitely not Caloi. Tsk tsk.

So going back to the HR Bulletin, I'm still pissed. So many questions. Pero ang nangunguna eh yung WHY?! Bakit? I mean, there are more people who deserve that promotion. Kaya nga nagsipag-resign ang mga tao eh. Lalo na ngayon. I'm sure this will be an issue. Especially to us!

So do I think I deserve to be promoted? Isa lang ang sagot ko dyan. WHY NOT?!

Again, I have no issues with him/her. It's just that I felt na unfair sa maraming tao na deserving din sa promotion. Na halos ikamatay nila matapos lang ang mga mahihirap na projects. Sana lang they promote people equally. Especially now that RI has left us. Naiisip ko lang, pano kaya kung kami namang Stat ang magsipagresign. Mararamdaman kaya nila yung kawalan namin?

Sorry. I just needed to vent out the things na gumugulo at nagpapasikip ng dibdib ko lately. And to answer the comments sa Facebook shout-out ko, YES! I'm doing something, actually I just did. And kahit na sabihin nila na di ko kayang panindigan yung mga binitiwan ko before about resigning, 2009 will be my last year at PSRC. And I won't be commiting the same mistake I did last 2006. Stupid of me!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

weebee 21st

After months and months of waiting, natuloy din ang paglipat namin. Since Feb. 23, Mega B, Mega B desktop, Stat, IT, and Mang Greg has officially occupied the 21st floor. To follow shortly si Luz and MD.

A short glimpse of our new office... yey!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

forever converse


the winners...

Monday, February 16, 2009

pugs for me

I'm thinking of having my own pug.
Baka may kilala kayong breeder.
Or someone na nagbebenta.
Sana may papers and vaccines.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


LOVE is in the AIR,


*motto ng mga single ngayong Valentine's*

Thanks Mam Weng sa V-day gift.

Offtopic: At sa mga kinauukulan, thanks so much for finally releasing our HEFTY xmas bonus!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

it was rihanna

Was able to read the news at the day of the Grammy's that an unknown female has complained Chris Brown of assault which left her with cuts and bruises. That was the reason why the male singer was a no-show at the Grammy awards. Also, Rihanna was nowhere to be found. All the while we were thinking that she was just in sympathy with her boyfriend. After this news...

Reports: Police officials say Rihanna was victim
02/09/2009 6:00 PM, AP
Derrik J. Lang

Chris Brown's ad campaign with Wrigley was suspended Monday until his criminal case is resolved, and reports surfaced that pop superstar Rihanna, his longtime girlfriend and a fellow no-show at the Grammy Awards, was the woman who accused him of assault.

The Los Angeles Times, citing law enforcement officials familiar with the case and other sources it did not name, reported that Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was the woman who told police that Brown had hurt her the night before the Grammy Awards.

A police statement released Sunday afternoon said Brown and an unidentified woman began arguing while riding in a car following a pre-Grammy party where they were spotted together Saturday night. The fight escalated when they got out of the car in the ritzy Hancock Park neighborhood, the report said, and Brown was gone by the time officers arrived.
The report indicated that the woman was injured, but Brown was booked only on suspicion of making a criminal threat, a felony, after walking into a police station Sunday night. Authorities said the district attorney could choose to expand the charges.

A district attorney spokeswoman said police had not yet presented a case against Brown.

Brown was released after posting $50,000 bail. Both he and Rihanna had backed out of their scheduled performances at the Grammy Awards, where producers scrambled to fill their slots.

Several celebrity Web sites such as TMZ.com, Radaronline.com, Us Weekly and People, citing sources neither named nor characterized, also reported that Rihanna was the woman involved. The Los Angeles Police Department would not confirm the reports, citing state laws that protect the identity of abuse victims.

Rihanna's publicist declined to say why the singer did not appear, and Brown's representatives also refused to discuss the allegations or his arrest. Repeated phone and email messages left beginning Sunday night with Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, were not returned Monday.

Wrigley said in a statement Monday that it was suspending its ad campaigns featuring Chris Brown as its spokesman for Doublemint gum until the situation was resolved, but stopped short of saying they will drop the troubled R&B star completely.

A company statement expresses concern about "serious allegations made against Chris Brown," but added that the 19-year-old should be "afforded the same due process as any citizen."

Monday, February 9, 2009

u.p. fair 2009

U.P. Diliman University Student Council presents The U.P. Fair, the week-long event held at the Sunken Garden… featuring concerts, shows, fair booths, bazaars and other gimmicks.

February 9 - EUFAIRIA by Delta Pi Omicron Sorority and Indios Bravos Multimedia presents Rico Blanco with performances by Slapshock, Queso, Intolerant, Razorback, Typecast, Markus Highway, Hilera, Reklamo, Franco, Stonefree, Chubibo, Brigada, Badburn, Dissent, Sin, Manila Bus, Peligro, Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man, Meat Balls, Falling at Zero Degrees.

February 10 - ROCKULTURA by the UP Engineers and Men for College and Country Fraternity (EMC2) presents Pupil, Urbandub, Sandwich, 6cyclemind, Chicosci, Queso, Itchyworms, Greyhoundz, Imago, Cambio, Mayonnaise, Join the Club, Zelle, Callalily, Soapdish, Pedicab, Datu’s Tribe, Markus Highway, The Wudz, Silent Sanctuary, Menaya, Archipelago, Intolerant, Nicty Nasty, Paraluman, Peryodiko, Kelevra, South Superhighway.

February 11 - AMPLIFIED by Alpha Sigma Fraternity presents Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Slapshock, Queso, Urbandub, Chocosci, Typecast, Moonstar88, The Youth, Blue Boy Bites Back, Machine Gun Poetry, Feedback, The Ambassadors, The Out Of Body Special, Franco, Nyctinasty, Salamin, Hansom, Diary of My Last Days, United By Fate, The Haneps, Crudeoz, I-Ray, Eternal Now, Luzia, Look Out Kid, Liquid Courage, Makarel, Jejaview, Made For Midnight Movies.

February 12 - RAMBOL by UP Brotherhood of the Filipinos 1955 (or aka Pinoy ‘55) invites you to experience Rock Against Violence featuring Sponge Cola, Grin Department, Join the Club, Urbandub, Greyhoundz, Typecast, Pupil, Brownman Revival, 6cyclemind, Imago, Hilera, Up Dharma Down, Radioactive Sago Project, Paraluman, Giniling Festival, Mayonaise, Cambio, The Ambassadors.

February 13 - LOVERAGE by UP Pan Xenia Fraternity and UP Adelfe Enu Crea Sorority in cooperation with UP Circuit and UP Cursor presents Bamboo with performances by Sugarfree, Urbandub, Kjwan, Itchyworms, Greyhoundz, Raorkback, Typecast, Moonstar88, Silent Sanctuary, Kitchie Nadal, Stonefree, Mayonnaise, Cambio, Hilera, Soapdish, Giniling Festival, DeLara, Valley of Chrome, Fuse, Zelle, Salamin, Fuerzza, Chubibo, Top Junk, Intolerant, Menaya, Playphonics, Sopiz, Kelevra. Fireworks at midnight.

February 14 - MEANT FAIR EACH OTHER by the University Student Council presents Taken by Cars, Callalily, Sandwich, Paraluman, Duster, Reklamo, Soapdish, and so much more. The day for lovers as well as jammers, bring your better half and friends for the last awesome day of the UP Fair.

Location is Sunken Garden, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

Tickets are available (75~90 pesos) at the venue and with the sponsoring organizations, or call the USC at 981-8500 local 4521.

Monday, January 12, 2009

best mcdo commercial ever

Sobrang astig nitong commercial na to. Really touched the depths of my soul. LOL!

Offtopic: Today I bid goodbye to my N95 8gig *hikbi*

Saturday, January 10, 2009


After 10 days, I violated one of my resolutions... as expected!

Last week, I registered online for reservation to the Nokia 5800 touchscreen phone. This week, I got the email reply, text messages, and even the call. Release date, January 10. The catch? For the first 58 customers in line, free Sennheiser headset and 2 VIP tickets to the launch party featuring Hedkandi at the A Venue. The next 100 though will get 1 general admission ticket to the same party...

And during this instance, I wished I came early. I wished I didn't dropby the office to get the charger connector. I wished I didn't stay long para makipagkwentuhan about the ghost that Vel saw last night sa office. Somehow, I would have fell within the next 100. I wish...

So as I got off the cab, thanks to the truck and car collision at C5, I was struck by the long line of people at the back of Nokia store. AT THE BACK! Not even infront. Actually the line started near the entrance and looped all the way to the back parking area.

Just a shot of the sea of people waiting in line...

And after almost four hours in line (around 1:30pm) and 164 people ahead of me, I got my new phone: 5800! Woohoo!

Nevertheless, met some cool people, uhmm adults, while waiting. The I.T. lady from just around the vicinity of The Fort na nalate pa rin, the couple from Bulacan na muntik pang bilin yung N95 ko (sayang talaga kung alam ko lang), the couple from Laguna, and the couple from, ooh I failed to ask. Pero saw them again at Fully Booked at nagpakilala na Jek and I forgot the name of his GF na hawig ni Gretchen Malalad. Thank you guys for making my 3.5 hours in line tolerable.

And before I forget, I'm desperately (haha!) selling my Nokia N95 8gig phone. Complete package and still smooth. This is a RUSH SALE! 15k bucks. Just send me an SMS at 0917JayAgui (5292484) for details. And I'm serious about this!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

not another new year resolution

I find humor in making resolutions. Not that I don't believe in them. It's just that no matter how I tried, I break them after a few months. So here I am again, 6 days late. Better late than never. Sana lang tumagal to ng 2 months haha.
  • MAGTIPID. Ilang years ko nang resolution to and yet I keep on breaking this. Kaya ako nabaon sa utang. But this year, kung meron man akong pipiliting matupad, ito yun. So less gadgets, less Starbucks, less gimiks. Damn! Hirap ata nun!
  • FAMILY. Syempre family pa rin. We're down now. But I promised my cousin when she came home from the States, na ipaglalaban ko Dad ko. And I'll hold that promise. No matter what, that other woman can't have him nor his money.
  • FAITH. Find ways to attend mass and novena at St. Jude every Thursday. Overtimes are not excused. May mass naman sa umaga eh. Sana lang magising ako ng maaga. Seriously, I don't consider this as a sacrifice. So long as I have faith, I will continue.
  • HEALTH. Sabi ko dati maggygym na ako last year. And yet wala pa rin. Tamad talaga. I bought weights pero hindi ko pa nagagamit. This year, sana magamit ko na yun. Para lumaki na maskels ko whehe. So exercise, more water intake, more sleep, and less everything else.
  • WORK. Find a better one if under-appreciation continues. So no promotion during the first two months, pack up na. LOL! Seriously, I like this job. I like what I'm doing, well except conjoint. I like MOST of the people. Dati I like the people, ngayon most na lang hehe. And I know I will like the new office. So for heaven's sake, know our worth, before it gets too late...

If you'll look back circa 2007, yan din ata yung resolutions ko. Well, yan naman kasi yung kelangan ng utmost attention. Sana lang this year eh seryosohin ko na. They say that New Year is the perfect day to look back and reflect. To assess yourself, your strengths and weaknesses. Ano ba yung kelangang gawin at kelangang baguhin. But please, let's not limit ourselves to change only during the first day of the year. Let's continue to make resolutions and act on them whole year round. Change should not start at the start of the year. Everyday, we should open for change, if that's the only way for us to be a better person.

Cheers 2009!

2008 in review

2008 has been a rollercoaster ride for me. Too many ups and downs, bumps and humps. But still, here I am, able to look back at what haunted the year that was...
  • delayed ang Christmas bonus. nirelease mid January. considered xmas bonus pa rin ba yun?! hmmm
  • delayed ang promotion. dapat December pero nakalimutan kami, as always. so February nagtake-effect, as usual.
  • mag-isa akong nagcelebrate ng Valentine's Day...uhmm really can't remember kung mag-isa nga ako or if I even celebrated it. haha
  • I used up all my sick leaves, first time in my history in PSRC. thanks to the videoke stint that gave me a throat irritation then viral infection which was initially feared as Dengue! sakit nun ah! araw-araw akong tinutusukan to check my CBC since bumababa sya.
  • spent Holy Week in Baguio with my family, our much deserved vacation considering that my family has been experiencing difficult times. thanks to my Dad and his kabit!
  • spent April in Galera where I got another henna tattoo and another skin irritation because of it. suki na talaga ako sa St. Luke's ER! haha
  • got the midyear bonus several weeks late, na pinambayad ko lang sa credit card. and I'm happy to admit that I'm literally bankrupt! And this is one of my low points. Sobrang gastos ko kasi haay.
  • able to visit Boracay again after 3 years. really enjoyed it thanks to typhoon Frank. got stranded at Bora with no electricity and cellphone signal, chance passenger after a day of waiting in line, and 2 hours of swim in 4 days. not bad! photo op na lang. sayang ang waves.
  • my closest friends leaving PSRC. first was Peewee, then Pops, then my closest Jadey. Haay. I really miss you guys. Sunod na ako soon! Hahaha
  • took courage to have my first, yes FIRST, real tattoo as my birthday gift to myself.
  • birthday at work. bakit ba kasi sinabay ang Core Skills sa birthday ko. Pero thanks na din sa bday cake. mahal talaga ako ng HR! LOL
  • born: august
  • died: october
  • Several factors considered why I should leave. Several factors were reconsidered why I stayed. More factors to be considered and reconsidered yet again on what I wanna do with my life here in PSRC!
  • got the shock of my life last november
  • smiled back last december. *ADJA*

So many twists and turns. I was BLACK and bruised for the year 2008. But I ain't giving up. I'm hoping, I'm assuring myself that 2009 will be better, much better. I'll be back on top this year. Just wait and see...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009 and counting

Naniniwala ba kayo sa Feng Shui?

Ewan ko ba pero after mapanood ko yung Mel and Joey last Sunday eh sunud-sunuran ako. hehe. Wala namang mawawala eh.

Dapat daw meron kang 13 fruits na bilog o di kaya medyo bilog. Tapos dapat meron ka ring 12 cloves of garlic. Also, meron ka dapat asin, asukal, bigas, tubig, mantika, at bulak. Puno rin dapat yung rice dispenser nyo.

Then, dapat meron kang 9 pieces of any denomination sa wallet mo. (hiniram ko lang yan whehehe).

And para dun sa mga mahilig mag new year's resolutions, pwede ka namang magwish na mas effective daw. Isulat nyo lang sa papel yung wishes nyo gamit ang black ink then dikit nyo sa walls nyo.

Bahala na kayo kung maniniwala kayo dito. Basta ako ginawa ko sila hehe. Wala namang mawawala. Sana lang magkatotoo. Kahit yung wishes lang. Puhlease. hehe

And for New Year's message for 2009:

2008 has been a rollercoaster ride. Unexpected things happened, things that we expect didn't. But still it ain't an excuse to say that it's been a bad year. Maybe, a bit challenging.

But as 2009 knocks on our doors, let's face it with a more positive outlook. There's still HOPE...

marlboro & winston. *smiley*

Happy New Year!
Happy 3 Kings!

And Happy Valentines!!!

And some comments from my fans:
  • Astig n msg! *smiley* happy new year caloi! *smiley* - Betch
  • Nge corny naman. Happy new year! - Anj V.
  • Bday ko dn... Hehe. *smiley* - Nenz
  • Hapi easter and advance hapi bday! Peace... Hapi new year 2! - Milette
  • Corny! - Sab