A Travellerspoint blog

November 2010

Missed the Holiday Pay!

all seasons in one day

Akala ko talaga kakayanin ko pumasok. Motivation ang 200% pay right? But I was so wrong. Woke up sounding worse than a chipmunk. Mataas ang lagnat. I think I should have rested yesterday tapos ngayon pumasok. Ano pa nga ba? Nasa huli ang pagsisisi.

Ewan ko ba dito kay TSA kung ano ang naisipan at ibinili ako ng fave Double Dutch ice cream ko. Sabi nya Joey de Leon swears that if you have a cold, eat ice cream and you will feel better. Eh ano pa nga ba ang magagawa ko? Nandun na yung ice cream. Sayang naman kung hindi ko papansinin. What could possibly go wrong, right? Walang mawawala. Wala na naman akong boses, kaya attack the ice cream ang drama ko.

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I really look sick in this pic...

In case you guys are wondering, I did not get better. I did not get worse either.

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Hot Mamarsh treated me sa Starbucks last Friday. We went with Antacid Gurl bago umuwi. Kawawa nga si Antacid Gurl kasi sinusumpong ng gastritis so gusto nya daw magjuice. She ordered a blackcurrant shake.

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Ako naman, feeling dalaga, strawberries and cream...

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Nagulat na lang si Hot Mamarsh na nag aya kami umuwi after we got our drinks.

"Ang bilis naman", sabi nya.

"Sorry ka teh, nagfriendship ka nga mga mommies eh", tawa namin ni Antacid Gurl.

Eto si Hot Mamarsh na nag eemote:

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Thank you Hot Mamarsh for the treat. Sana lagi mong maiwan ID mo para pahiramin kita ng SSS ID at magka Starbucks ako everyday!

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Ewan ko ba naman kung ano ang nakain ni TSA at ni Chocoboy dahil habang nagpapahinga ako, feeling kaingero naman sila sa may bakuran. Pinagpuputol nila ang malaking malunggay tree namin at iba pa. Masyado na daw masukal at baka magkaahas.

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Eto silang dalawa... Pati yung tanim ko na talong pinagdiskitahan...Magtanim na lang daw ako ng bago.

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I am sure magrereklamo si TSA na masakit katawan mamaya...

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Humihingi ng tulong si Chocoboy kina Charcoal... hehe

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Ang lakas ni Chocoboy...

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Napapraning na sa pagod si Chocoboy dito...

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Nakatayo pa ang malunggay...

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Eto na sya nung bumagsak..

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Nauhaw ang construction worker...

Posted by csadviser 07:00 Archived in Philippines Comments (0)

Depressing Sunday

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Nagising ako ng sobrang masama ang pakiramdam. The schedule and the bad weather has caught up with me.

Nagccrave talaga ako ng pandesal at kesong puti. At dahil bumili ako ng kesong puti kahapon, ginising ko si TSA at nagpabili ng pandesal.

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Bumili naman si TSA ng pandesal habang ako ay nagdadalawang isip pumasok. Naisip ko na Sunday naman kaya okay lang pumasok. Petiks. Walang gaanong emails at chats.

Sa wakas, dumating si TSA.

"Nasa baba na yung pandesal", sabi nya.

"Thanks", sagot ko.

Excited akong bumaba ng hagdan... At ang nakita ko, si Greggy, nasa ibabaw ng mesa. Kinakain ang pandesal. Taragis talaga itong si Greggy. Gusto ko nang sakalin.

At ang pinakamalupit sa lahat, pagdating ko ng opisina, 5 lang kami na nakaduty. Ang galing talaga ng workforce!

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Kahapon pala, nag grocery kami ni TSA. Habang namimili, nagrequest sya na bumili daw ako ng paa ng manok.

"Bakit?", tanong ko. Di naman kasi ako kumakain ng chicken feet.

"Kasi nag-usap kami ni Wally kahapon. Matagal na daw sya hindi nakakakain nun. Eh craving lang hon".

So bumili kami ng isang kilong adidas. At pagdating sa bahay, kahit hindi ko alam lutuin, niluto ko na rin. Bahala na, parang adobo lang naman daw. pero dapat manamis-namis at maanghang. Okay. Sige. Eto ang resulta:

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Ang TSA pagkaluto, gora agad sa bahay nila Wally. Nagpakain pa ng mga batang basurero sa village. After ten minutes, bumalik sa bahay. May comment daw sya.

"Hon, bakit may kuko?", tanong nya.

"Eh paa nga yan diba? Malay ko ba kung tatanggalin ang kuko?"

"Hindi, okay lang hon. Bumalik lang ako para sabihin na dadalhin ko yung tira nating kanin. Bitin eh".

Partida ha? May kuko pa yun. At naubos nila. Simot sarap.

At dahil masama na nga ang pakiramdam ko, nagluto na din ako ng sinigang. Sabi nga ni Chocoboy "Sobrang asim". Parang ayaw ko daw ipakain.

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I have been reading the most entertaining blog lately, "Mandaya Moore: Ang bayot sa bukid".

Naaliw ako sa kanya kasi, realistic. Maraming mga kwento na mag-iisip ka. At in fairness, naka-relate ako sa iba. Sa mga kasiyahan nya, sa pagnenegosyo, buhay pag-ibig at pagkabigo. Sana maka-meet ko sya, someday. Ilalagay ko sa bucket list ko ang pagbisita sa kanya sa Davao.

For a good read, visit Mandaya Moore's site here.

Binisita ko din ang blog ni FesterKerl. This is my favorite entry sa blog nya.

Sa lahat ng bloggers, keep on writing!

Posted by csadviser 23:35 Archived in Philippines Comments (2)

And the award goes to....

sunny

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For the first time, nagkaroon ng Tem Coaching. Syempre, tuwang tuwa kami nila Antacid Gurl at Neneng LBM. Dahil marami kaming bagong team mates, naisipan ni Irma Daldal na isa isang magpakilala ang mga baguhan...

"Hi, I'm Tatiana. I'm shy".

"Hi, I'm Sunshine".

So far, so good. Pangiti-ngiti lang ako. Syempre, new friends. Nagulat na lang ang lahat sa pagpapakilala ng isang dalaginding na maraming panahon para mag-eyeliner.

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"Hi, I'm Emo..and I am mad!"

Pagkatapos ng statement na yan, nagpatuloy na sa kanyang sentimyento si Emo.

"I am hurt. Lagi na lang kami pinaparinggan na mali yung gawa namin."

"Sino nagparinig sa'yo?" tanong ni Irma.

"Sorry Ate, ikaw!", sabi ni Emo sabay turo kay Antacid Gurl.

"At ikaw!", sabay turo sa akin.

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Nagulat kami ni Antacid Gurl. Lalo na nang tumulo na ang luha ni Emo. Sa sobrang lakas ng monologue nya, nilapitan si Irma ni Pipoy at sinabihan na sa training room na lang kami dahil nga naman parang may live broadcast ng Face to Face sa operations floor.

Lakad kami papuntang Training Room. Syempre, bad trip kami ni Antacid Gurl.

"I am going to sit at the front", sabi ni Antacid Gurl. "I want to hear this".

Nagpatuloy ng kwento si Emo...

"...kasi po kanina, narinig ko sabi sila ng sabi na "Who is Fayatollah?". Syempre po hindi lang naman ako ang nasasaktan. I am speaking for everyone."

Tinignan ko yung everyone na sinasabi nya. Okay naman silang lahat. Mga kinakausap namin ni Antacid Gurl.

"...wala akong magagawa kung ugali nyo yan. But you are being bullies."

Ay naku, nagpanting na talaga tenga ko. Bully pala ha...

Nagsalita si Antacid Gurl:

"Ano ba exactly yung narining mo na sinabi namin?"

"Basta po narinig ko sinasabi nyo mali. You are making us look bad. Lagi ko naririnig sinasabi nyo put back na naman. Tapos paulit ulit pa na sinasabi "Who is Fayatollah?" Syempre napapahiya yung tao."

Di ko na napigil ang sarili ko.

"Why are you so affected? Hindi naman pala ikaw. Nag-uusap kami nakikinig ka, tapos ngayon apektado ka. Tsaka hindi kami nagsasabi ng name ng agent. Si Irma!"

Shocked ang Emo. Hindi kumibo.

"Oo ako ang nagtatanong kung sino si Fayatollah", sabi ni Irma. "Gusto ko kasi malaman kung saan nakuha yung sagot."

"Ano ba ang gusto mo?", tanong ko kay Emo. "Bawal kami magcomment? Kasi baka marinig mo, ma-oofend ka na naman. You know, you shouldn't be working in a call center kung ganyan ka kasensitive!"

Namagitan si Irma.... Nag dialog about friendships..teamwork...at ang inaasam na team building.

Pero ang tunay na nagtanggal ng tensyon ay ang pag amin ng isa sa mga bago naming teammates na sya si Fayatollah.

Ang ending? Nagsorry si Emo sa amin ni Antacid Gurl. At dapat lang. Nag eavesdrop ka na nga lang sa usapan namin, naki-emote ka pa. Hindi naman ikaw ang concerned party.

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Kaya, winner. Dapat ka talaga parangalan ng isang award : Breakthrough performance by a new artist!

Posted by csadviser 20:16 Archived in Philippines Comments (0)

Who Knew?

all seasons in one day

Feeling emo ako lately. Siguro, dahil

1. Lagi kaming nag-aaway ni TSA
2. Hindi ko matakasan ang pagtanda
3. Hindi ako makatulog ng maayos. Ang gugulo ng mga aso
4. Split ang rest days ko.

Anyway, talked to an old friend a couple of days ago. Kung ano ano tuloy naiisip ko. At kanina, nung narining ko ang kanta ni Pink na "Who Knew", naka-relate na naman ako.

Who Knew

You took my hand
You showed me how
You promised me you'd be around
Uh huh
That's right
I took your words
And I believed
In everything
You said to me
Yeah huh
That's right

If someone said three years from now
You'd be long gone
I'd stand up and punch them out
Cause they're all wrong
I know better
Cause you said forever
And ever
Who knew

Remember when we were such fools
And so convinced and just too cool
Oh no
No no
I wish I could touch you again
I wish I could still call you friend
I'd give anything

When someone said count your blessings now
'fore they're long gone
I guess I just didn't know how
I was all wrong
They knew better
Still you said forever
And ever
Who knew

Yeah yeah
I'll keep you locked in my head
Until we meet again
Until we
Until we meet again
And I won't forget you my friend
What happened

If someone said three years from now
You'd be long gone
I'd stand up and punch them out
Cause they're all wrong and
That last kiss
I'll cherish
Until we meet again
And time makes
It harder
I wish I could remember
But I keep
Your memory
You visit me in my sleep
My darling
Who knew
My darling
My darling
Who knew
My darling
I miss you
My darling
Who knew
Who knew

Posted by csadviser 23:24 Archived in Philippines Comments (0)

Skype Birthday

Thank God for great workmates!

all seasons in one day

As promised, nagdala ako ng carbonara sa office nung November 21, 2010 as my birthday treat. Imagine my surprise nung nakita ko na ipinaghanda ako ng mga workmates ko.

Parang children's party. May cake, ice cream, sandwiches at softdrinks. Sobrang dami ng pagkain, pati mga night shift folks, nakakain. I super love it.

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Group picture...

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Ang aming resident photographer...

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Sabi ni Inna, masarap yung luto ko. Pero bakit ganito ang expression nya?

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Feeling ni Neneng LBM sya ang may birthday...

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Ganyan ang epekto ng chocolate cake kay Reechang...

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Si Richard...

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Si Poleng...

Thank you very much for making my birthday extra special. Kung alam nyo lang kung gaano nyo ako napasaya.

Posted by csadviser 22:46 Archived in Philippines Comments (0)

Hours before I age yet again...

all seasons in one day

I am going to turn 31 in a couple of hours. Needless to say, I am once again panicking that I am aging. Yes, I am still obsessed with the face creams and toners and all the nightly ritual that countless of women fervently cling to, believing, hoping, that it will bring eternal youth.

I have the day all planned out. In keeping with the theme "eternally young", TSA, Chocoboy and yours truly are going to Star City. I know, it's a unique way of celebrating your 31st birthday. But who cares, right? As long as we all have fun. That is what matters.

So today, while waiting for my son to come home from school, I got worried because he was an hour late. I was already getting ready to fetch him from school when he arrived - bearing gifts!

He gave me a kiss and a hug. Then he said "Happy Birthday" while handing me his surprise. My dear son, as it turns out, went to the bookstore. He gave me this book:

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I think he is trying to tell me that I am too busy :)

He also bought hotdogs from Jollibee. I tell you, I have eaten Jolly Hotdogs for as long as I can remember. But these hotdogs that my son bought for the family to share are the best!

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My dear in laws also gave me Cibo gift certificates. My, are we excited to dine...

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So far, with a couple of hours to spare, I have a feeling turning 31 is not going to be so bad after all.

Posted by csadviser 02:04 Archived in Philippines Comments (0)

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