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Bum No More! :)

15 May

Oh yes, I am a bum-no-more-gal! πŸ™‚ Last Thursday, I started my employment with the no. 1 strongest bank worldwide (makes me proud.. ^^.). The first two days were reserved for the New-hires induction. We had a meet-and-greet with the big bosses and learned tons of things about the bank. I met new people who are very nice and all excited to learn and work.

I’ve been working for more than four years now and with all honesty, with this Company, I see myself setting my mid-term and long-term goals. I know I have a very looooong way to go, but I want to get somewhere this time. I want to prove that with hard-work, and faith in Him- everything is possible! For now, I want to concentrate on the tasks I am assigned with, I want to learn different things, nail ’em and BE HAPPY at the same time! (please cross your fingers for me) ^^.

What’s MOST interesting with this new job? hmmmmm it’s very far from home… haha! πŸ™‚ Before, I could just drive from home to work for just 30 minutes but now, Quezon City (home) to Taguig (my new office) is a big “WHAT!?” for some but not for me. Yes, I find it very challenging especially when taking our Public Transportation system to get to work and back home. I’m the worst person on Earth when it comes to directions and places and I thank my Ate Mavic for being my how-to-get-there mentor. πŸ™‚ I will probably bring our car at times but not everyday… with high oil prices, and heavy traffic along C5, bringing a car is not a smart idea. (I need to find some ways to save money.. wow!) haha! πŸ™‚

I can do this! ^^.

Lord, thank you for all the blessings! Please continue to guide and guard me. I’ll see You later!:)

Have a fab Sunday people! πŸ™‚


Happy BUM :)

18 Mar

Effective today, I now declare myself- Happy BUM! haha! πŸ™‚ After working for four years, I am now unemployed. πŸ™‚

I’ve decided to leave HSBC because of many reasons, health, schedule, and work load. Leaving the company was not easy, I had to think many times and I even thought of withdrawing my resignation back, why? Because of my HSBC Family. I made many friends inside and outside the Process where I worked for 2 years and a half. I found wonderful and great people who became part of my everyday journey (THEY WILL ALWAYS BE, YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE ^^.)

So what’s next? I feel the need to look for a job that runs during normal working hours, MORNING shift which is not a permanent option in a BPO Industry. AND YES, I’m into Job-hunting right now. Yesterday, I passed the general screening of (COMPANY-Confidential muna… may ganun!?), the test was impossible, it was all about numbers…but I passed- UNBELIEVABLE nga..hahaha! All I have to do now is wait for their call for an interview. I just wish they’ll call asap.. πŸ™‚ While waiting for their call, I still want to look for other options, so next week will be a busy one for me… Let’s do this! πŸ™‚

To my HSBC Family: You know I love you all… πŸ™‚ I will always bring the memories with me, and our friendship doesn’t end today…i’ll keep it forever! πŸ™‚

To myself: Jam, cut back on some things muna, remember, wala ka ng sweldo… haha! πŸ™‚

I know God has better plans for me, for all of us! πŸ™‚

Which way to go? Conti’s muna! :)

26 Feb

Day 1:

Congratulations to Jon for getting two job offers! πŸ™‚ He was offered a new job by Stellar and Microsoft (until now, he doesn’t Β know which one to choose) πŸ™‚ I, on the other hand, was offered a new job too, but same thing with me… (I still don’t know which way to go..) confused much? πŸ™‚

Well, we had an unbelievable day at Stellar. The exam was pain in the head… promise! It lasted for like 3 and a half hours, with no breaks in between. We finished and passed the exams (aba dapat lang, kalerki ha!) at around 7:30pm. We were even asked to go back the day after for a final interview. We were so drained and helped ourselves home. We were starving to death so we hit the shawaramahan nook near our place where we had Beef Sisig, Shawarma Rice, Bulalo. Sorry I wasn’t able to take some shots. Imagine how drained I was that day. πŸ™‚

Day 2:

We went back to Stellar the day after. We passed the final interviews and we were given job offers too. But it took us 9 looooong hours again, yes NINE NOT-FUNNY HOURS!!! -.- My back pain killed me, our tummies were starving, and we both lost our patience and sorry but we ended up sharing not-so-good feedbacks with each other.. (sa aming dalawa lang naman…haha!). After the torture, we decided to treat ourselves and had a luscious dinner at Conti’s. After the dinner, we both found ourselves re-charged. We went home and had a much-deserved rest. πŸ™‚


I almost failed the Typing Test.. haha! πŸ™‚ who would’ve thought that a blogger and a freelance web designer like me- who’s used to codes, letters, and all that…almost failed!? hahaha! Just imagine how nervous I was. I type fast but I must admit, I hit accuracy at times. πŸ™‚

What we had at Conti’s?

We had Roast Beef in Mushroom Sauce, Chicken Ballotine, Buffalo Wings for the main course; Β and Mango Bravo for our dessert!

What do I suggest?

their Baked Salmon is a must-try! πŸ™‚ My all-time favorite. I skipped it that night because I wanted to try something else, and I didn’t regret it! πŸ™‚

Their menu offers a lot, and they’re all good! πŸ™‚

BEFORE we touched our table utensils! πŸ™‚

and... AFTER... haha! πŸ™‚

Yummy Buffalo Wings

Our most loved Mango Bravo! πŸ™‚

One Night at Conti's πŸ™‚

I’ll Catch up.. Now na!

11 Nov

I miss my blog! I’ve been busy lately with work, and every time I get home, my bed never fails to call my name right after I take my after-work-bath.


Let me catch up by sharing a few things that happened these past few days. πŸ˜‰

β€’work: nothing new with it, except for the new faces. New hires are coming everyday, good job Care! πŸ™‚

β€’home: our chihuahuas are over a month old na, Weeeee… they grow so fast and I and my family are now undecided… to sell or not to sell. They’re lovely, and three of ’em are long haired. We know that we have to sell them, we have 12 chihuahuas na if we’ll keep the 6 puppies pa. But letting go of ’em will be hard too.

What else?? Still about our home sweet home. Hmmmm, mom just bought a new fridge,.. Hahaha and we have 3 now, and I wonder how she’d be able to maximize ’em. She said the other one would be for family gatherings when she’d have to cook for guests… and the short one goes to my ate’s future room.

hmmm and another thing, I’m getting used to my new way of losing weight project. You all know that my health condition requires me to trim down. Jon is very supportive and he inspires me. So when we’re not together, I take a picture of what I eat (all meals) and I twit ’em and Jon sees ’em. So far so good. I have been getting good feedbacks and I’m happy!

Another interesting subject about our home “billboard” is my ate’s pregnancy.. πŸ™‚ everyone is soooo excited for the baby. We are all her caregivers… and we make sure that she eats and rests well. (I can’t wait to see my first pamangkin na…) :))

β€’lovelife: everyday gets better and lovely because of Jon. Misunderstanding is part of all relationships, so that’s part of ours too. But good things always come in after some petty fights.
>we get to learn from each other.
>we both look for our work-arounds and make them happen.
>we get to know each other well.
>we become more comfortable with each other
>and the most important thing that happens every after fight is —we never go back to those issues and things that we have already worked on… πŸ™‚

More about my lovelife?? Hmmm I’m very happy because we share and talk our future plans together. We are both excited to make ’em all happen. πŸ™‚

Sooo that’s all for now. I’ll sleep na.. πŸ™‚


work mode

3 Nov

>i miss you blog! πŸ™‚

Well just to give a quick update, I am back to work! πŸ™‚ My health condition isn’t that good yet but life doesn’t end there, I need to get back to work, earn, spend, and enjoy! πŸ™‚

Sleep muna ako.. πŸ™‚

to be continued…

The Best Sandwich You Can Make,

9 Sep

They say that the last decision we make in life is ours. BUT what if you consider the people who are part of your daily life, who may get affected because of the decision. I think it’s just a matter of choosing what to love-to stand what your point view is, or to take to the risks and just don’t mind how these people will feel… BUT what if they become so dear to your heart? So close that you can think of missing a day without them?

I have been sick lately, and it has been an issue since April (I am used to it btw, wan people do know where there health stands). Being sickly doesn’t have to mean running away from your responsibilities in life, it doesn’t give you a justification to stop doing things the way you are expected to, but it definitely gives you the reason to strive and be the best you can be despite of this blemish you have. No one ever wants to get sick, and I definitely don’t like to be different from the others because of this weak spot.

What I do to show them that I CAN do whatever others do- is to show them that I can still perform as how a normal person does. I may lack on some things, but the mere fact that I try my best in all that I can… doesn’t give anyone ELSE the right to question my effort, IF IT DOESN’T GIVE AN EXCUSE, IT ALSO DOESN’T GIVE YOU THE RIGHT TO QUESTION THINGS, especially if I know that I am standing with my best foot forward.

Weaknesses are normal, no one is perfect as the quote says. BUT weaknesses are definitely workable, especially if you are willing to work and learn the “hows” to get rid off them and offset them with your abilities and capabilities. The first thing that we need to have is an inspiration, someone who doesn’t judge you for what you can do and for what you cannot; someone who still sees the best in you even if you suck; someone who believes that what you’re doing is justifiable even if you know it’s punishable; someone who defends you even if you’re not worth his/her defend; and especially someone who believes that you will become the best even if it takes a century before it gets fulfilled- in short, someone who’s willing to trust you even if you’re not trustworthy… true?? right?

What the hell am I saying? whhhheewww,,,

I just feel sad that my strengths are getting nowhere, it sucks when you know that you’re not what you think you are. I feel upset that my strengths are just like soap suds… beautifully floating on the water but get drowned by the scary waves after your eyes get the beauty out of ’em. Some time people just get to appreciate your deeds in just a 1, 2, 3, and after that, you’re are no longer a “someone” to them, it just breaks my heart that my strengths are seen as NOTHING. 😦

I also have to learn that THE TRUTH HURTS. I really don’t care how real that truth is, I really don’t care how painful the hurt is, what I care most is how you say things to me, how you make me understand things, and how you help me grasp these weaknesses.

I am very open to changes, and I am willing to unlearn things that are not necessary, but all I need is the security that I have the “I BELIVE IN YOU JAM, LIKE I ALWAYS DO” with me. You can share with me the things you know will help me be the “better” I can be, but my only favor is- share it with a touch of concern, trust, or YOU CAN EVEN crack a joke before, in the middle, or even after, the conversation, it will definitely set the mood, and make me feel that you’re upset on how I work with things nowadays, but VERY HAPPY that I didn’t miss the STRENGTHS I always bring with me.

A criticism would be a delicious spread between two crispy compliments. It’s how you do the sandwich effect. πŸ™‚

  • Baked and crispy slices of compliments
  • Delicious and spicy Criticism spread
  • that’s all. πŸ™‚
  • Go figure what I mean.

You are welcome to leave your comment.

Good Morning World!

30 Aug

>Hello! Good morning world and good morning to all bloggers out there! πŸ™‚

I woke up at 5:00am.

Had a much-deserved sleep, super haba… like 15 hours. The week was really tiring, not to mention the experience I had last Friday. I was wide-awake for more than 24 hours.

Today is a long day for me. I have to drive Betty alone, I need to be confident this time, or else!! πŸ™‚
So here are the things I need to do today

  1. Drive Betty
  2. Pay my bills
  3. Have Betty car washed
  4. Finish my forever pending layouts.. sorry 😦
  5. Go to the church before going to work, to have Betty blessed.

Be right back, I have to take a shower now.

Good morning world! πŸ™‚