Thursday, August 31, 2006


Well, actually not really. We had to work last night as usual. I cannot remember a time when I was so comfy at work that I wanted to have a blanket and a pillow with me. Too bad sleeping is not allowed during office hours. Hehe! But did have fun during the third day of our dress-down week. No stiff and uncomfortable work clothes and no painful high heels. We were in our jammies/sleeping clothes. Good thing nobody went in a Victoria's Secret lingerie or worse, their birthday clothes (*gasp*) unless he/she wants to die of hypothermia because of the full-blast airconditioner.

Day and me: Happy Feet!

More pictures in our PJ's here.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Spaced-out Sunday

The whole week I've been looking forward to the weekend and now it's finally here, I just had to catch some sleep and do nothing at home. Well actually, I am still doing something like type this blog entry and check my emails and later on probably watch CSI rerun if I've not seen it yet and new CSI:NY episodes. I rarely watch TV and I think it's about time I get my dose of bonding time with the small screen.

I had my phone alarm last night but was too sleepy to get out of bed. There has been news circulating the net that Mars will be closest to Earth yesterday, August 26, 2006, and can be seen by the naked eye like a second moon. Yes, it was another cyber-hoax. Oh and the news about Pluto not being a planet anymore ("Pluto Gets The Boot", CNN, 25 August 2006), I still want to believe that it is. Things change as time passes. Although it may be a dwarf planet for experts but it is still a planet for me. I've been taught that when I was a kid. Hehe!

Friday, August 25, 2006

The Bully

WARNING: Rants ahead!

Why is there always a bully? Is it because there are people who are "willing" to be bullied? Is it because some people are just too scared to show their vulnerability and weaknesses, thus they become a bully? Or maybe some people just let power and/or money inflate their heads and bully other people just because they can? It's just irritating how people can force their views, beliefs, wants and even themselves on you just because they have the power to do so. It's also a pity knowing there will always be people who would be weak and/or scared to fight back.

Oh no, bullies don't just show themselves in school. They're like pollution. They can be found everywhere. Bullies don't just choose someone younger or smaller in size. They can choose anyone they want-- anyone they can overpower. In my office I have my own "Peanut the Destroyer" (anyone who saw "Ant Bully" can laugh out loud now. Hehe!). Peanut has made lots of lives miserable and yes, I had my being-bullied-by-Peanut days too. Lately, I feel Peanut's stepping over the line... No, I don't want to kiss ass because I need my job. As I said before, don't mind me. I work. I get paid. I go home. That's all I want to do. Is that too complicated to understand?

So, let's stop bullying and fight back!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

My Calling

I've always thought I had a calling in the medical field. Hmm...

Your Learning Style: Competent and Cooperative

You have a great head for facts and figures. You can remember and use any fact you've read.

You Should Study:

Environmental Science
Nutrition Science

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

My Social Life at Hogwarts

Got this from my friends in Multiply.

Social Life at Hogwarts

Your friends love you. You aren't well-known around the school, just within your house. You are very outgoing and love to have fun. You get decent marks in class and play quidditch.

Harry: Doesn't know you very well, but thinks your nice and funny.

Ron: Thinks your a good person and wishes he was as good in Quidditch as you.

Hermione: She thinks you should think more about your grades, but thinks you are still a good role-model.

Ginny: Thinks you are the perfect role-model and hopes she'll be like you, which means she wants to have guy friends like you.

Neville: Doesn't talk to you because you are older than him and are kind of intimidating.

Fred and George: Fred thinks you are a great prankster partner and George has a crush on you. They love that you always help them with their pranks.

Oliver Wood: Has a huge crush on you, probably because you are just as quidditch obsessed as he is.

Cedric Diggory: Thinks you were a great quidditch player and thanked you profusely (before he died) for setting him up with Cho.

Cho Chang: She is like your younger sister. You watch over her and you were the one who set her up with Cedric. She adores you and will miss you when you graduate.

Lavender Brown: Doesn't know you very well. Doesn't talk to you either.

Draco Malfoy: Only knows your name and hates you for always kicking his arse in quidditch.

Pansy: Doesn't know you.

Crabbe and Goyle: Same as Pansy

Dumbledore: Thinks you are a very bright witch.

McGonagall: You are the apple of her eye. You are excellent in Transfiguration.

Hagrid: Likes you because you are nice to him.

Snape: Hates you. You suck at potions and he doesn't let you forget it.

Voldemort: Doesn't think of you as a threat or possible ally. Doesn't care about you at all.

Reputation: The Quidditch Girl.
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Oh, so Oliver Wood and George Weasley has a crush on me huh? Ok, group hug anyone? LOL!

Sunday, August 20, 2006


I haven't had a decent sleep yet. Hopefully I'll get some tonight. Despite my days off, I spent most of my time outside the house. It's been a while, years maybe, since I had a night out. People like me who work at night usually don't have the time for a night out and gimmick with friends.

Saturday night, we had a "team building"/bonding session with my friends and teammates from work. We got a VIP lounge from Elbow Room in Metrowalk, Ortigas and enjoyed videoke, billiard/pool for the guys and a bit of expensive food. Some of us ended up winding down in Gloria Jeans in Glorietta because it's nearer our place.

Click here for the album: Elbow Room

Earlier today, I had lunch with 3 of my closest friends from college. It's been a long, long time since I last saw them. Now, we're older and have our own lives but I'm glad to say we still had a blast hanging out with each other. It was really, really fun and I surely missed their company. We had lunch + videoke (again!) in Red Box in Greenbelt 3 (oh my poor voice!) and had dessert in Starbucks Glorietta. We shared some stories and some plans in the near future. I hope we see each again other some time soon and spend more time together.

Click here for the album: Reunion

It was worth the time, effort and some holes in my pocket. Haha!

Ngunit ngayon kay bilis maglaho ng kahapon
Sana'y huwag kalimutan ang ating mga pinagsamahan
At kung sakaling gipitin ay laging iisipin
Na minsan tayo ay naging
Tunay na magkaibigan...

~"Minsan" by Eraserheads

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Top It Off

Today was dragging. Monday shifts are usually like that for me. I ended my shift a couple of hours ago. The calls were mostly awful and the dreary weather outside wasn't helping. I was just counting the seconds until I logged off of my work computer. My last call was legit (not a prank or fraud call). Though I usually get impatient when I'm about to end my shift, good thing I didn't rush it off. Why? Because I got one truly rare moment when the customer I spoke with told me I'm doing a great job. No qualms, no calling for supervisor... just a straightforward compliment from another human being.

I have to admit, however helpful my job may be, I seldom get honest compliments from someone whose life just got a little less complicated because of my presence. I'm sure a lot of you out there can relate to this. It would really help if people (yes, even ourselves) would give away a smile or a compliment or tip to the people who have always been a part of our otherwise mundane existence. That simple gesture the person did brightened up my day. It's like having 99 bad calls and getting a good last one. I ended up forgetting the bad 99 and went home with a smile on my face. That was one more lesson learned today. Yes, that was my cherry on top.

My Obituary?

Got this from Lifey:


'What will your obituary say?'

Darth Vader? No, I am not his daughter. Mwahaha!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Fix Me

scribbled 12:35 P.M. | 11 August 2006 | in the bedroom

I am broken.

At least, I think I am. If life's like a wheel turning, I've had a few dizzy rounds. It feels like, at this moment, I'm at the bottom and just looking forward to go back to the top. I've been at a loss for words lately. I haven't been blogging as often as I used to. I'm missing my Muse wherever it/she/he may be. My moods have been constantly swinging, ever-changing like the weather these past few days. I guess it's just the time of the month. Blame it on PMS.

Life's dragging me by the heels and it's really tiring.

This is my song for the moment:

When you try your best but you don't succeed
When you get what you want but not what you need
When you feel so tired but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse

And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone but it goes to waste
could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home
and ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

High up above or down below
when you're too in love to let it go
but If you never try you'll never know
Just what your worth

Lights will guide you home
and ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Tears streaming down your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears streaming down your face and I

Tears streaming down your face
I promise you I will learn from my mistakes
Tears stream down your face and I

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Fix You
Artist: Coldplay
Album: X&Y

Happy thoughts of the day:

An officemate (Hi Dennis!) bought a Spongebob Squarepants autograph to work and let us fill it up. It reminded me of my grade school days when I would bring an autograph to school, let my friends and crush write on it and hope my crush would put my name on the blank after "Who is your crush?" Hahaha! The autograph did not have that question though, but it was still cute. 80's babies, you know what I'm talking about.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Quiz: Personality Type

You Are An ISFJ
The Nurturer

You have a strong need to belong, and you very loyal.
A good listener, you excell at helping others in practical ways.
In your spare time, you enjoy engaging your senses through art, cooking, and music.
You find it easy to be devoted to one person, who you do special things for.

You would make a good interior designer, chef, or child psychologist.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Groovy Baby!

scribbled at 2:37 PM | August 4, 2006 | in the bedroom

I've been down in the dumps for the last 2 weeks. I got my paycheck and realized that July wasn't my month this year. I broke my no-absence-ever record at work. I got a relatively low pay because of the lack of bonus, a lot of leaves/absences and disappointing QA scores. I guess I was not as passionate as some people expected. But I guess I needed that stumble on the way to help me sort out my priorities.

Let's just say that this is an attempt to gain a new perspective of my job. I still admit that the job I have, albeit well-paying, is just a necessity for me and not an enjoyment. Since I made the decision, I realized I'll be staying in this line of work for an indefinite period of time. Don't get me wrong, I don't wanna grow old here. I still plan to pursue further studies if or when I can, but since I'll be stuck staying here, I have to make the most out of it.

The first week of this month so far has been good. I just hope the effect of this "regaining composure" would last for as long as I need it. I have to get my groove back and start saving up because I really, really want that Nokia 6233 and hopefully a couple of Westlife (yes, the lovable lads from that Irish boy band!) concert tickets!

If you know how to score free Westlife tickets, please inform me. I would love to watch them again. My sister and I haven't missed a single concert and I don't wanna change that. But the tickets are really pricey... Thanks in advance!

Quiz: Mythological Creature

You Are a Mermaid

You are a total daydreamer, and people tend to think you're flakier than you actually are.
While your head is often in the clouds, you'll always come back to earth to help someone in need.
Beyond being a caring person, you are also very intelligent and rational.
You understand the connections of the universe better than almost anyone else.

This result made me think of Arielle of "The Little Mermaid" singing "Part of Your World". I can't believe I was only about 12 when I first heard the song. Hehe! I haven't seen someone cosplaying a mermaid in the sci-fi and fantasy conventions I've been to. I mean, how can she parade without feet? Just curious.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

No, thank you.

Sometimes we wish we were big, wish we were somewhere, wish we had that someone. But sometimes, we wish too much... That we miss to enjoy who we are, where we are and who we have. (text message from a friend)

The past few days were so stressful and I've shown a few signs of that. I've been taking unnecessary absences from work, been seeing several pimples on my face (yaiks!) and caught myself shouting at my sister for shallow reasons. It's really tough making a life-changing decision and weighing the pros and cons. Later today would be the deadline but I have made my decision. I'm going to stay. A part of me wanted to be adventurous and brave the unknown and I'm sure there are going to be some what-ifs because of this. At least I know I passed the grueling interviews despite the rain and the ungody hours. I guess I passed their standards, but they didn't pass mine. Almost... but not quite. If it was meant to be for me, the offer would be tempting enough to abandon my comfort zone. But the offer was not tempting. It was not enough. I have to be practical. I owe it to my family. I owe it to myself. Maybe there will be more and better opportunities out there. I certainly hope so.

Another freaky reading from Yahoo! Astrology:

CANCER: Once the die is cast, it's cast -- and there's nothing you can do about it. This fact may leave you feeling a bit helpless, but it could also help you reprioritize your life and eradicate a lot of stress.