Dec 17, 2007
Oh by the way, it's Christmas already!!! DArn. I'm not being cheap, but out of the 13 or 14 godchildren that I have, only 3 will receive a gift. One may receive a monetary present as well. That'd be my first godson. All the rest, are not in Manila. I'm sorry guys if I haven't been a good godfather, but it's really hard to be one specially if I don't see you regularly. But I always pray for you guys... if I could remember all of your names. JOke!!!
Dec 12, 2007
Dec 9, 2007
Dec 4, 2007
YOU & ME
cuz it's you and me
and all of the people
with nothing to do, nothing to lose
and it's you and me
and all of the people
and I don't know why
I can't keep my eyes off of you
(wow, this song, particularly this line just perfect when you're alone with your loved one. Just staring at her face, just being with that person... you already feel complete)
there must be an angel with a smile on her face
when she thought up that i should be with you.
But it's time to face the truth
I will never be with you.
(I can so relate to this line... this is my song to the one who got away... or was never meant to be... how depressing)
You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first
(I don't really know what this means, but my interpretation is that the love was a mistake, but still its the best mistake... that happens, right?)
DREAMING WITH A BROKEN HEART
When you're dreaming with a broken heart
The waking up is the hardest part
You roll out of bed and down on your knees
and for a moment you can hardly breathe
wonderin' was she really here
Is she standing in my room
No she's not 'cause she's gone gone gone gone gone
(Ouch, that freakin' hurts. Makes you say just shoot me.)
TIME AFTER TIME (Tuck and Patti)
If you're lost you can look
and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you
I'll be waiting
Time after time
(It's specifically the Tuck and Patti version that I'm talking about, not anything else. The way it was sung... God! You know each word is meant when it was said)
The perfect words never crossed my mind
Cause there was nothing in there but you
(That's how normal people feel when they're in front of the person they really like. THe best opening for any song.)
It gets it gets easier without you
I won't feel right, I can't feel right
but it gets, it gets easier.
(The song you should listen to when you need to move on. Everything heals with time... it gets easier)
Dec 2, 2007
Nov 30, 2007
Nov 27, 2007
They say that how your room looks is a basis as to how neat a person is. But don't be fooled, my room looks clean at the moment because my parents just returned so the whole house has to look neat. In a couple of weeks time my room will return to looking like a pigsty. I'm really a slob. In any case, the things you'll see in my room... On top of my telly are two speakers from my kickass sound system. Beside the fan at the bottom right side of the pic is my XBox 360. Boxes of my purchases are found on top of my closet and my books and comic books as well. Believe it or not, my framed diplomas are the one at the bottom left side of my room.
Here's my perfume collection. This is basically my vanity cabinet. Can you name all the perfumes there?
That is my bed. On top of it, aside from my pillows is the book that I'm currently reading (Foucault's Pendulum). I'm trying really hard to understand what it's about. And that white thing over there is the controller for my XBox 360. My comics box is the blue thing there that you see
That's my comic book collection obviously. The titles that you're seeing are Justice League of America 1, Astonishing X-men, The Mighty Avengers, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man and World War Hulk. Below my comicbook collection are the cases of my PS2 games, Xbox games and DVD movies. Right now, my DVD titles are Harry Potter 2 and 4, 300 and Transformers.
Nov 25, 2007
Let me tell you something about my current job. But before anything else, for those who know what my previous job is, and might think that I've made a mistake... I do not regret any decision I've made in my life. I'm starting over in another call center that's on a day shift. Yes, I am an agent again from being a Supervisor. Like I said, I don't regret this decision.
I really have no plans of returning to the call center industry after I left my previous job. I want a real, minimum-wage-earning-really-stressful-but-connected-to-my-course job. As what I've said to some people at work, I don't want to waste 4 year's worth of tuition fee and allowance from my ever-loving parents (naks plastic!!!).
ANyway, as I said, I'm working in a call center again. This time though I'm not dealing with sales, it's more of customer service and sometimes a little of technical support. Another difference is that I don't deal with Canadians, but their equally nice counterparts in Australia. Also, I'm not dealing with credit card services, telephone lines or computers, but this time my account is about cellular phones... postpaid cellphones. As with my previous entries to protect myself and the company, I'm not going to namedrop.
Here's the thing, before with my previous job, I never really had a problem with regard my attendance, but with my new job, I've only been there for like 3 months but I've already been suspended. Definitely not a characteristic of an ex-supervisor. Although, I am proud to say that tardiness is not a problem with me.
I'm actually thinking of leaving soon, it's just that there's a bond where I'm working so that means I have to stay until March. But, once an opportunity comes my way, I'd grab it. Me being the grabber that I am hehehe.
Maybe in the future I'll think of going to another country, or starting my own business. I just don't know what to start. Do you guys have something in mind?
Nov 23, 2007
BUt this year's been good to me (maybe not professionally, but hey life throws us stones at times, right?)... And as the end draws near, I will be writing some of the things that happened to me in 2007. The highlights of this year.
- I resigned from ICT as the account's supervisor!!!
- I started from scratch on my new job (no aspiration to move up at the moment though)
- I bought an XBox 360
- I lived in Marikina for 4 months (and got fat there)
- Fortunately, I lost 20 lbs after I left (that's 6 months of diet and exercise)
- Oh yeah, I'm working on a day job now!!!
- Of course, blogging won't be possible if I don't have a pc (all the more reason for me to be absent at work).
- My parents went to the US and came back with perfumes for me!!!
- I might spend Christmas this year pennyless. THank YOu outrageous TAXES!!!
Hopefully, blogging will become a regular thing from now on. Thank you Globe wireless broadband. I'll keep you posted, and might post some pictures as well. And maybe I might get back my wit and write some funny entries. Cross your fingers.
Sep 23, 2007
I'm working during the day already... After 4 years of living a vampire's life, I found a job that requires me to work while the sun is still up, and finally get to sleep at night... Of course the pay of being a Supervisor is much better, I think it makes up by giving me a normal life... Been there for 3 weeks now... I don't know for how long I'll be staying there because honestly this is just a transitory job... Anyway, hopefully, I'll find something that's different and challenging and that pays well...
During my jobless days, I got hooked on this DVD copy of a British series, and I became an instant fan. TORCHWOOD and DR. WHO are my new favorite shows!!!
Let's start off with TORCHWOOD... It's a great show... Something like Buffy, combined with Quantum Leap and a little comedy every now and then... I think it's a funny film, althought the dry British humor kind of turns me off... But I LOVE the show!!! It's a very smart show... It's science-fiction, but not something that will turn you off... It's brilliant!!! And I actually think gay people will finally have a role model in Captain Jack Harkness...
DR. WHO is the show where Captain Jack Harkness was introduced, and I think this is the much better of the two... I think that this is one of the coolest shows on the planet and that local tv stations should air these shows... It's sexy, it's intelligent, it's funny and really really engaging... I love every episode, and I think it's one of the best. I hope US shows write stories like these... It's about the Doctor and his exploits with his Time Machine, and usually a hot British babe...
Finally, the reason why I'm writing today is to tell you that I finally have an XBOX 360!!! The fruit of my Backpay... And the sole reason why I'm broke nowadays... I'm finishing my first game... hopefully tonight I'll be able to finally beat the Boss of Gears Of War... Anyway, it's a cool game, and a great console (Xbox)... I just hope I have 2 controllers so I could play with other people...
So that's what's up with me... Maybe the next time I write to this blog again, I'd have something nice to come up with... I have this idea of writing about my opinions on stuff... But I have to put that down on a hard copy before I type away... I just hope I have enough time... Wish me luck
Jun 13, 2007
* I am currently relaxing at home... nothing really to do... just read books and watch television.
* Speaking of books, I just finished Map of Bones and reread Harry Potter Book 5 and 6 and eagerly awaiting Book 7's arrival this week.
* After 4 damn years I worked in the kitchen again!!! I cooked spaghetti, caldereta, made some great burgers as well...
* Currently undecided whether to lose weight or eat!!! I'm so torn...
* I am seated beside an old woman chatting with an old man right now...
* I am also seated beside a girl who won't stop singing. THe hell!!! ANnoying!!!
* Crazy about Transformers the Movie and Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix
* These are just some quick hits...
Sorry for not updating but I have to rent a pc for me to be able to do this. It's not like I'm in the office anymore. I'm not even allowed inside the premises without security people following me around. As if I wasn't a supervisor there before.
That's the only grunge I have with the company right now. Oh well, I left so I just have to deal with the consequences, right?
Jun 2, 2007
It's kind of exciting since I've been working for over 3 years already in the same company... It's not like I haven't had any vacation during my stay. I did have those weeklong leaves specially the last couple of months. I guess like any workaholic without a life, I got burned out. I don't want to say negative things about where I work because I loved my job. But I guess being a Supervisor took a lot from me. Not that I was not prepared or anything, it's nothing like that. It's just all the stress was more than I really bargained for.
My program's undergone a lot of changes this past few months, and I wish them all the luck. I believe that the person taking over me has great leadership style, and will do good for the program. I mean it's not as if he's going to fill in huge shoes when I'm gone. I do bumble on my job most of the time.
I'm happy that I'll be leaving. That means I don't have to worry about anything anymore... at least temporarily. I will find another job of course. I don't think I remember how to do the whole job hunting thing. Maybe in my free time I'll post some of my experiences online.
One of the good things about not having to work anymore is that I'll have free time to catch up with my other journal. The one that requires a pen and my hand to write on. I didn't bring it to Marikina since I don't want my housemates snooping on things that I'm writing. Some of them are personal... and dirty!!! Ha!
As of writing, I've been in a relationship for exactly 1 month. Longer than what I have the past couple of years. It's different from the doctor that I dated when the year started. Obviously it didn't work out.
Am I happy? It's difficult. We're both emo so it's not as perfect as I was wishing for, but we get along fine. I love not being single right now. But I don't know if it's going to last that long since we'll be on opposite poles when I return to Parañaque. I want to make it work. I do. I'm just hoping that it does.
Some more updates: My parents are stateside already. They've already left the country last May 17th, so technically I'm an orphan. I'm actually looking for a family that will adopt me at least for the next few months. I'm not that high maintenance. I just need to be fed three times a day.
I'm good friends again with my long time crush. The one that I poured out all my emotions one emotionally drunken night. I've moved on.
Just as my cash income is going to be limited, my comic book collection is becoming larger. The list is longer. Crap, I think my well-deserved vacation will be cut back when I start to lose money. Or I could drop a lot of the titles that I don't need to buy like the DC titles... Done.
Officially, my last day at work will be June 21. I think I'm going to cry on my last day. I hope it won't be that embarassing. And nope, I don't have a despedida party planned. Like I said, I need to save money.
What I plan to do during my days as an unemployed ex-supervisor?
- Catch up on Grey's Anatomy, Smallville, 24, Lost, Prison Break, 30 Rock and all the great tv shows this season.
- Finish Final Fantasy 12... But first, have my PS2 fixed.
- Sell my newly purchased Gameboy Advance.
- Lose weight.
- Try to work on my soon-to-be long distance relationship.
- Lose weight.
- Finish my books. I have like 3 books still yet to be completed.
- Blog some more. Catch up on other people's lives.
- And oh yeah, lose weight.
May 6, 2007
Para akong tumutula, pero hindi ko ito maiwasan, eh talagang masaya ako. Gusto ko man idetalye eh, nagtatrabaho pa ako. Kapag alis ko ng kumpanyang tinutuluyan ko ngayon, siguro mas malaya na akong makakapagkwento. Pero sa ngayon, tatahimik muna ako.
Aalis na nga pala ako ng ICT sa susunod na buwan. Ang mga magulang ko ay lilipad na patungong Estados Unidos para bumisita sa sandamukal na kamag-anak naming gusto silang papuntahin doon. Pinagdarasal ko nga na sana maging permanente ang pagtira nila doon, ngunit mukhang ito ay pansamantala lamang.
Sa Mayo 17 na ang lipad nila kasama ang pinsan ng aking ina. Sasabay sila para makarating din sila sa bahay ng pamilya ng tiyo ko.
Hindi ko nga sila nasasamahan nitong mga nakaraang araw dahil ang trabaho ko ay nasa Marikina at hindi ako makauwi sa Parañaque. Sa pag-alis nila, ako ay liliban sa trabaho. Siyempre para ibigay ang haba ng aking paa at listahan ng gusto kong ipasalubong sa akin pagbalik nila ng Amerika. Hehehe
Ang huling araw ko nga pala ay sa Hunyo 21. Pero parang gusto kong paikliin ng mga hanggang sa Hunyo 7. Napagbigyan ko lang naman ang aking boss kaya pumayag ako na mag-extend. Pero ang totoo, napapagod na rin talaga ako. Sobrang nakaka-stress ang ginagawa ko. Ayoko na!!! Iniisip ko nga kung tatanggap ulit ako ng parehong posisyon sa ibang kumpanya, pero parang ayaw ko na. Ang nais ko ay makahanap naman ng trabahong may kinalaman sa kursong pinag-aralan ko sa kolehiyo.
Madaming plano, pero ang problema ko ay kung saan ako magsisimula. Masaya naman ako, sa ngayon, lahat ng hiniling ko sa buhay ko ay binigay naman ng Maykapal. Salamat at nakilala ko si C. Kumpleto na ako.
Mar 30, 2007
EMO... that's what I am the last few days because I finally opened up my heart to the person that I've been having intense feelings with the past few years. I coughed it up, and honestly I feel like a fool because I have the best intentions in what I did, the problem was the execution. IT SUCKED!!! I won't go into details but it's really embarassing. Trust me... Maybe I'll tell my other blog account about it.
Anyway, I would like to think that the 2 of us are in good terms still after what I did, but that's just wishful thinking.
At least now I know where I stand and can now move on. In short I got dumped.
Last week I lost two teeth. My wisdom tooth and the molar beside the wisdom tooth. YOu see my wisdom teeth are both impacted. Now one of the two needs to be taken out because it got some cavities or something. My mouth hurts.
The extraction was PAINFUL (but not as painful as what happened to my heart... Hehehe). It was a minor surgery. That was scary...
A couple of weeks ago, we went to Puerto Galera. Not my first time there, and not the last time that I'll be going there this year or this month because I'll be back there tomorrow. So now you know that two of my goals for this quarter are will not be done.
I loved my first visit this year because for the first time, I got to ride a jetski. I would love to post some pictures but I forgot to take pictures there.
I would really love to give you some more updates on my life but I'm working right now... I shouldn't really be doing this because....
Wait, the boss is here... Logging off!!!
Feb 26, 2007
I am not going to say that this means that I am going to be more mature. Hey, I am me. And changes (specially with regards my personality) do not happen in a day. I just am more aware of what I am doing, and dare I say it, this year I will be thinking more before I open my mouth.
There will be some risks that I am going to take. It may cause my heart to be broken again, but unrequieted love... not going to happen this year.
I'm having some heart issues at the moment. More like infatuated with a certain someone. I thought I already got over it, and will settle with friendship. But I guess as the old adage goes, true love never dies. At least I think that this is true love.
I am happy. I know people love me. I celebrated my 25 years for 2 days. That's more than enough proof that my existence has impact.
Feb 19, 2007
Then one day, I was told that our program was chosen to move to Marikina.
That's all that I was able to say. For awhile I did some thinking about my career. I wasn't given an increase yet, and Marikina is just too far. I was ready to quit. But I guess, back then I was too happy to ever think of leaving the company.
So we moved. Actually, I'm living in an apartment right now with some of my closest co-workers. We dubbed the place "One House." It's nice, it's big and it's a happy place to be in. 5-minute walk to the office, actually. But then now, here comes the problem. I finally received my increase.
From what I'm getting prior to that, it looks like I only got a thousand peso increase. Now that's the straw that breaks the camel's back. I am now seriously contemplating on leaving the company. Regardless, I'm able to save money or not, I don't think I'm being treated fairly. I mean, before taking over as Supervisor, the program was dying. I was able to get revive this program and take it where the previous leader's only dreamed of.
I haven't been writing to you the past month, basically because i can't find my inspiration. If you're a regular reader and is looking for some updates about my life, there's one for you. And oh yeah, I broke up with the doctor. Time and definitely distance was a problem.
Only thing that keeps me smiling was what happened last Sunday. I was actually pissed off back then with my reps for doing some things in the office. But when nighttime came, after I did someone a favor, that someone texted me something special. It was something out of the blue and came unexpected, but it was a very pleasant surprise. I won't be delving with the details here, but it's actually something sweet. Makes me love life even if it's throwing shit at me.
Jan 5, 2007
Now for the 1st quarter of 2007, my goals are:
- Open a new bank account for the first time.
- Celebrate my birthday differently.
- Be 'in a relationship' for longer than 2 months (ultimately the goal is longer... but we have to take it baby steps).
- Lose 5 pounds.
- Start a new hobby. Maybe exercise again.
Jan 4, 2007
I sort of made a documentary of the fireworks display which started at around 10:30pmof Dec. 31. I believe it was 45 minutes long. Basically I recorded all of the fireworks that went on all around our area. It was beautiful. But after 12 midnight, I got tired. So I went back to my room, had a little dinner and then watched the final episode of the The 4400 season 3.
On New Year's Day itself, I watched the entire season of How I Met Your Mother. It was funny, and basically that's where all my interest fell on that day. I didn't leave my room the whole day because I didn't know who our visitors were. Of course there's the obligatory call to my special someone. It was nice. But then again, nothing happened.
They say this is the year of the Fire Pig (absolutely no idea what that means), and that this year will be the year of endings and beginnings, in short there will be a lot of changes for this year. I am eager to know what the changes would be with regards to my life. One nice change, definitely is my love life... I finally have one after so many years.
I think that was the best Christmas gift I got this year. And 'us' lasting until after February (of course forever would be more appropriate), would be the best birthday gift for me.
As for work, I don't want to think about my work much this year. Of course, my career is still important to me, but I'm doing a good job at it right now. I'll just have to keep it up. I don't want to exert any more than what I'm getting as I feel that I am not compensated well enough as of yet. I'll just do that after I get my increase (which Supervisor do you know other than me is still being paid with an ordinary rep's salary?).
Still, with that said, I'm still positive that just like in other years 2007 will still be great for me. I'm in my prime (and am about to turn 25!).