Sunday, July 27, 2008

Breaking the Routine

Change is welcome especially if it's for the better. I was given the choice to spend my weekend a bit differently from what I am used to and I grabbed that opportunity. I'm glad I did.

Yesterday, my parents and my sister spent almost the entire day in Lubao, Pampanga (almost a 2-hour bus ride from Manila). We attended the 7th birthday of my neice (my cousin's daughter). I was hesitant to go at first because most of the people there are strangers to me and I would prefer to just stay home. Then I thought it would be better to spend even a few hours of my weekend outside the city and it was good. Everyone was busy and we even helped out during the preparations but it was nice seeing a few of my relatives there.

On the other hand, I am assigned to the morning shift at work this past week and maybe stay there in the next few weeks too. My body is stil adjusting after working for more than 3 years straight in the night shift but I have no serious complaints. I am just missing my friends. I am not looking forward to traffic and the rush hour Makati crowd. I also am missing home-cooked meals and saving money for lunch, but I know this is just temporary. I miss sleeping at night time during work days and I am liking it now. =)

I know there will still be major career-related changes in my life in the next few weeks and I think I'm ready for that. Just bring it on!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Push

I walked one step further down my so-called career road today. I got that push I needed and finally made a decision to steer in one direction. This is actually better than going around in circles or getting lost. I just hope I'm not going to a dead end. Good luck to me! =)

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Losing the Sun

Have you ever experienced that feeling when you think that you are a "victim" of another person's hastily-made and, sometimes, poorly-thought-of decision? Have you gone through a time when you think you are placed somewhere you don't deserve? Have you ever felt like nothing is going right when you have done your best and worked hard for almost every damn thing life hurls at you? I have.

My mother told me, when it rains, it pours. Well, the best I got the past few days is drizzle and the worst I'm having now is a hurricane.

I'll be job-hunting on my birthday. I wish I could get the job I need and want as a gift. I don't think it's too much to ask.

Sun, shine for me please.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Road Trip

The Road Trip of Your Life

You see life as a journey to be shared with others. Kinship and sharing are very important to you.

You often find yourself rushing through life. You don't take as much time as you'd like to enjoy the little things.

You are all about risk and randomness in your life. You travel off the beaten path... in fact, you're often the one carving the way!

You are able to find a fairly healthy balance between work and play. You work when you need to, but you never let yourself burn out.

In another life, you could have been a great novelist. You have a knack for describing things in an interesting way.


A lot of people at work resigned from work today. They are due to be trained to another account in a few days. I lost almost half of my team, some of my friends and a couple of really close pals. It felt different at the office last night. People were still working albeit less calls due to the U.S. holiday, but there were tears, blank stares and dream-like states. I cannot exactly pinpoint if it was due to sadness or uncertainty or shock or anger. We snapped a lot of pictures hoping that the camera will capture the memories we will forever treasure.

This is it. The end of the account is inevitable. A few days from now, I will make that decision too-- leave the account and transfer to another one. If or when I make that choice, I will leave some of my friends. Although I will still see some of them, it won't be the same anymore.

It's high time again to jump off the cliff. I read somewhere that when one makes a decision, one does not leave one foot on the cliff and one foot hanging in the air. Making a decision is taking the plunge, however risky it may be. The success there would be to conquer it all.

So, I wish each and everyone of us goodluck! It has been nice working with all of you. Some memories may not be as nice as the others, but there are lessons learned and friendships created. That's what matters. =)