Monthly Archives: July 2010

Work Leftovers


Woke up quite later that usual (which is a rarity for me since I wake up early even on weekends) with my Dad calling out my name offering me pricey food menu and sweet treats from abroad.  I was dreading for his magic words.  And I was right!  In the ever-famous words of Woody: “Reach for the sky!” Oh well… Hakuna Matata.   I’ll just have to adjust my personal expenses and other bills to pay.

I made a mistake in checking my office email.  Turns out my “boss” was asking for reports last night.  Log says, the email was sent last 9:36PM.  What!!! It’s not like I’m still in the office at that time!  Gee!  When I stay late, too many issues come up.  When I leave on time, too many follow ups.  Grr!!!

Anyway, just finished my telecon communication with my “assistant” in the office so I”m just finalizing our headcount report for submission.  Note to self: 1. Call up our Agency coordinator and remind her of the proper and correct format and remarks (Gee, you’d think with all the coordination and follow up you constantly do she’d find it easy.  And it’ not like I don’t remind her.  Oh well); and 2. Conduct a review orientation again.

I’ve also submitted my Action Register (have you guys ever encountered such a report?).  I already submitted the hard copy last Tuesday before my flight back home.  I guess she prefers the soft copy.  Darn these work leftovers.  Eats up a lot of time.

At least I’m finally done (for now!).  I’ll be meeting up with my bff in a while since she will be opening a bank account.  For me, I’ll be paying bills then I’ll be off to another errand.

Have a great Saturday everyone!

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Friday Rush!!!


So many pending work for submission and that’s only talking about the tip of the iceberg!  I’ve got reports to make, presentations to prepare, lists for signature, and a sports activity to prepare this afternoon.

So little time, so much to do…

Why does it happen on Friday?  When it’s supposed to be the last working day of the week.   Hmm… that statement, however, answers my question.

But I’m still procrastinating though.  Better get on with it!  Ready to rumble time!

A forfeited trip remembered…


My bff texted me this morning inviting me to go on a trip to Bohol with her  on October 29 – November 2, 2010 saying that there was a promo for “The Plunge”.  Her officemates were planning to go there.  But the further I got to ask her more details, it was only the accommodation that was on promo.

So while she was trying to convince me, I looked up over the web for any available promo flights from here to Bohol.  Turns out, well… let’s just say it’s beyond my salary capacity for the time being.

I reminded her of the time when I asked her to plan a trip with me last month for the same dates she invited me with today.  My bad though that I forgot to mention the plunge to her.  And to think, the plane fare last month was worth only about Php 250 per person, round trip!  Dang!  I should have grabbed that opportunity.

Oh well.. maybe next time.  I hope to see the Chocolate Hills, and the tarsiers.  Then I’ll try “THE PLUNGE”.

Plan ahead guys!

“Physically Fit”


Our Physical Exam results have just arrived.  Happy to say that I have “essentially normal findings.”  Well, that’s speaking for my body.  My mind and nerves altogether is another matter. Butttt… that’s a different story.

I’ve been so busy for quite a while that it’s only right this time I remembered to take a breather and holler a bit.  It’s amazing how resilient my body is to the abuse I give it – pressure from being busy, sleepless nights, and radiation (and I’m just talking about my nights!).  I’ve also put on some weight (ha! that’s an understatement!), and have erratic eating patterns.  I’m surviving though.  At least I eat healthily (uh… I think that was last week when I ate vegetable dishes for lunch).

Good thing I’m getting back on my “Friday play-days“.  Now that one of my officemates who also loves to do sports activities has come back from her maternity leave, I now have a “buddy” of sorts in encouraging other personnel in making use of our Sports facilities.  WHOOPEEE!!!

Although I still have a looooongggg way to go in achieving my *ehem* dream body, at least I wouldn’t be overpowered by my frustration in setting up sports activities that wouldn’t push through because others aren’t available, and I’ll be sweating off again excess fats and impurities in my body.

Looking forward in maintaining my physical fitness tomorrow!  I’ll be playing basketball and badminton.

How about you guys?  Any sports activities over the weekend?

“What’s Up” – Becoming Nostalgic


The first few chords strumming over  our car radio was very familiar.  Memories began flashing back in my head – of being awed by my Grade 3 classmates’ singing, of buying my first rock cassette tape, of memorizing song lyrics accompanied with hand gestures, and singing my first rock song solo during my cousin’s birthday in Cebu when I was about 8 years old.  My, oh my.  It has been quite a long time since I’ve heard of this song.  And I can still memorize each line.  This was the first song I sang that wasn’t a Disney OST.  A milestone in my so-called “singing career” that introduced me to different music genres which is in my library of music repertoire.

So I’m sharing this with you.

What’s Up
4 Non Blondes

Twenty – five years and my life is still
Trying to get up that great big hill of hope
For a destination

And I realized quickly when I knew I should
That the world was made up of this brotherhood of man
For whatever that means

And so I cry sometimes
When I’m lying in bed
Just to get it all out
What’s in my head
And I am feeling a little peculiar

And so I wake in the morning
And I step outside
And I take a deep breath and I get real high
And I scream at the top of my lungs
What’s going on?

And I say, hey hey hey hey
I said hey, what’s going on?
Ooh, ooh ooh

And I try, oh my god do I try
I try all the time, in this institution
And I pray, oh my god do I pray
I pray every single day
For a revolution

And so I cry sometimes
When I’m lying in bed
Just to get it all out
What’s in my head
And I am feeling a little peculiar

And so I wake in the morningAnd I step outside
And I take a deep breath and I get real high
And I scream at the top of my lungs
What’s going on?

And I say, hey hey hey hey
I said hey, what’s going on?

Twenty – five years and my life is still
Trying to get up that great big hill of hope
For a destination

How about you guys?  Do you have any songs that moved you today?  Or some song which influenced you in any way?  Or just any song that made you nostalgic today.

Care to share? ^^  Post your thoughts!

I’m Home!


After a grueling few days, my nerves have finally started to settle down.  Although I’m a bit jetlagged and quite worried where I placed my return boarding pass (where oh where could it be!  I need it!). Huhuhu Anyway, I’ll worry about it tomorrow.

Just a little rant to get off my chest, the kid at the back of my seat was soooo annoying!  He kept kicking and pulling the back of my seat, he was very noisy, and his arms kept reaching over my side!  He wasn’t helping alleviating the discomfort I was feeling while a thousand of miles above sea level.  The aircraft also encountered a few airpockets causing the plane to jerk and make disturbing noises every once in a while.  Argh!!! I guess I can never apply for a job as a flight attendant.  Aside from being vertically challenged (standing at 5’3″), this would definitely be a shoe-in for failing.  Probably the reason why I never dreamed of being one.  However, dreaming of becoming a pilot is another matter entirely.

Upon touchdown, it became clear that we wouldn’t be passing on the tube again.  Darn!  So down the stairs we go.  I started to feel a bit ill and my Dad wasn’t able to fetch me from the airport.  So I decided to pass by our plant and drop off a few things.  I’m so happy that one of my friend’s early birthday gift already arrived.  I got two new bags (3 if I’ll include the eco bag I won during the in-flight game to Manila).  Both early birthday gifts from my friends.  Weeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhh!!! Luvin’ it!

FAST FORWARD..

Now I’m home and my Mom has visitors downstairs.  I’m currently in my room trying to relax my eyes for a few minutes before I decide to eat.  I’ve placed my bags along my other stuff and turned on the tv.  I’m just in time to watch NCIS LA.  Hmm… this should be interesting.  Title of the episode: “Killshot”. I don’t get to watch the original NCIS but I knew it had a great following too.  We’ll see.  And look!  CSI: Crime Scene Investigation comes next!  What better way to end a stressful day.  De-stressing via action series.  And their teamwork seems genuine too (one factor which I really like in crime drama shows).

Yey!  It’s good to be home!

Turbulence Finally Steady


My what a day!!!

After a very short sleep last night.  I was awakened earlier than I would have wanted to.  But nevertheless,  I couldn’t get back to sleep anymore so I just rolled around my bed waiting for time to press me on and move.  It was my scheduled travel for Manila today.  All I had to do was eat up, take a bath, then go to the airport where my travelmate/officemate awaited.

Upon reaching the entrance of  the Davao International Airport, I realized I left my digital camera.  Damn!  What a time to forget it!  Oh well… can’t turn back now.  So my travelmate and I trudged along to have ourselves checked in then proceeded to the waiting area.  We found ourselves the nearest seats to the entrance of gate 7 (the gate indicated in our passes that we would embark on).  But as fate would have it, Cebu Pacific announced over the PA system that we would be boarding our aircraft through gate 8.  Crap!  Another “oops-darn-moment” for me.  Not only will we have to climb down the waiting area stairs and then climb up through more steps to get in the plane, but I wouldn’t be able to go through the “tube” (ramp) upon entrance – another missed opportunity same as last year’s vacay escapade with my bff (but that’s another story).

Once seated and after all the hoopla of the flight attendants executing their demonstration for any flight mishaps, my stomach started to remind me that I didn’t bring along in-flight snacks and drinks (which wasn’t helpful in relaxing much).  It was fine though since I knew I could survive the 1 hour and forty-five minute flight without food and drinks.  So I let the snacks cart pass by without buying anything for my tummy.  I even joined the in-flight games and won the 3rd and last prize courtesy of Centrum Complete (I got a bag and a couple of free sample vitamins).  After which I took a short nap to alleviate the throbbing of my temples.

Woke up after a few minutes – still with a slight headache – and read the Smile magazine for bits of news.  Saw the last page with food ads available during the flight but still ignored it believing that it’ll be 45 minutes more before touchdown and I can finally satisfy my food cravings.

Big mistake!!!  Turbulence hit us with quite a punch.  It must be because of the rainclouds we passed through.  The first one was surprising but half-expected.  But through the rest of the flight, we would pass by airpockets that would shake our aircraft every once in a while causing such a delay from our expected time of arrival.  Turns out my 45 minute wait resulted into a 1 hour and 10 minutes wait.  Which was hard for me since I started to feel it’s effects reverberating towards my head.  Sigh…

When we finally landed, it was raining in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).  Good thing I brought along my jacket and my travelmate had her handy-dandy umbrella.  As we walked (a long walk) towards the entrance/exit of NAIA, our “sundo” was running late due to heavy rainfall.  We ended up taking a bus just to get across NAIA and have our [very] late lunch at McDonalds.  We were finally fetched by my travelmate’s friend’s friend then went on to pick up their common friend from her house.  Just a side comment.  It’s so tiring to travel around the city especially if you don’t have your own ride.  Good thing we were entertained by someone who had a car.

We finally checked in at our hotel (GoHotel) in Mandaluyong.  After all the formalities at the front desk we went on to our room.  We took a long time in entering our room since my travelmate and I (being first timers in a keycard automated room lock), had our fill in opening our door.  Our room was quite small but cozy. (I will post a picture in a while.)  The best part was the shower.  The location wasn’t bad either since it’s just along EDSA, and just near with malls.

After setting up our things and taking a little rest, our little party of 6 (me, my travelmate, my bff, my travelmate’s friend, my travelmate’s friend’s friend, and my travelmate’s friend’s nephew) went off to SM Megamall to have our dinner.  Upon getting there, me and my bff went off to eat at Tokyo Tokyo and my travelmate and the others went off to another direction to eat.  We met afterwards and were dropped off at the entrance of our Hotel.  While going up, we talked about how tiring the day was and how the smell of the car freshener (or was it someone else’s scent) wasn’t friendly with our noses.

Finishing up the California Maki which I had taken out and freshening up (I LOVE THE RAINSHOWER!!! HOT AND COLD RULES!!), I’m ready to call it a day.  My bed is so inviting… all soft and comfortable sheets coupled with chiropractic pillows (which was bragged about over their website).  I would highly recommend it for travelers who are looking for a more affordable place to stay but doesn’t sacrifice quality.  Just book earlier.

I may not be certain how my ride to our Manila Head Office would be tomorrow nor how our scheduled meeting would turn out tomorrow, but I’m definitely and certainly looking forward to having a good night’s rest.

Goodnight!!!

Your Love is My Drug


Let’s tune in to the beat of Ke$ha’s Your Love Is My Drug.

Animal

Your Love Is My Drug

Ke$ha

Maybe I need some rehab
Or maybe just need some sleep
I got a sick obsession
I’m seein it in my dreams
I’m lookin down every alley
I’m makin those desperate calls
I’m stayin up all night hopin hittin my head against the wall

What you got boy, is hard to find
I think about it all the time
I’m all strung out my heart is fried
I just cant get you off my mind!

Because your love your love your love is my drug
Your love your love your love
Your love your love your love is my drug
Your love your love your love

Won’t listen to any advice
Mommas tellin’ me I should think twice
But look into my own devices, I’m addicted its a crisis
My friends think I’ve gone crazy
My judgments getting’ kinda hazy
My esteem is gonna be affected if I keep it up like a love sick crack head

What you got boy, is hard to find
I think about it all the time
I’m all strung out my heart is fried
I just cant get you off my mind!

Because your love your love your love is my drug
Your love your love your love
Your love your love your love is my drug
Your love your love your love

I don’t care what people say
The rush is worth the price I pay
I get so high when your with me
But crash and crave you when you leave

Hey, so I got a question
Do you wanna have a slumber party in my basement?
Do I make your heart beat like an native drum
Is my love your drug? your drug?
Hi, your drug?
Hi, your drug?
Is my love your drug?

Because your love your love your love is my drug
Your love your love your love
Your love your love your love is my drug
Your love your love your love

Because your love your love your love is my drug
Your love your love your love
Your love your love your love is my drug
Your love your love your love

Hey, heyy, sooo
You love, your love your love, is my drug i like your beard

Your Love is My Drug


Let’s tune to the beat of Ke$ha’s Your Love Is My Drug.

Animal

 

Your Love Is My Drug

Ke$ha

 

Maybe I need some rehab
Or maybe just need some sleep
I got a sick obsession
I’m seein it in my dreams
I’m lookin down every alley
I’m makin those desperate calls
I’m stayin up all night hopin hittin my head against the wall

What you got boy, is hard to find
I think about it all the time
I’m all strung out my heart is fried
I just cant get you off my mind!

Because your love your love your love is my drug
Your love your love your love
Your love your love your love is my drug
Your love your love your love

Won’t listen to any advice
Mommas tellin’ me I should think twice
But look into my own devices, I’m addicted its a crisis
My friends think I’ve gone crazy
My judgments getting’ kinda hazy
My esteem is gonna be affected if I keep it up like a love sick crack head

What you got boy, is hard to find
I think about it all the time
I’m all strung out my heart is fried
I just cant get you off my mind!

Because your love your love your love is my drug
Your love your love your love
Your love your love your love is my drug
Your love your love your love

I don’t care what people say
The rush is worth the price I pay
I get so high when your with me
But crash and crave you when you leave

Hey, so I got a question
Do you wanna have a slumber party in my basement?
Do I make your heart beat like an native drum
Is my love your drug? your drug?
Hi, your drug?
Hi, your drug?
Is my love your drug?

Because your love your love your love is my drug
Your love your love your love
Your love your love your love is my drug
Your love your love your love

Because your love your love your love is my drug
Your love your love your love
Your love your love your love is my drug
Your love your love your love

Hey, heyy, sooo
You love, your love your love, is my drug i like your beard

CSI:NY Says Goodbye to Stella Bonasera


I’m currently catching up on the Season 6 of CSI:NY.  With only 2 more episodes to go before it’s finale when I gave in to my curiosity the other day for updates and episode guides for the upcoming 7th season through wikipedia.  One word caught my attention while scrolling down under the character listing: Stella Bonasera (deceased).

WHAAATTTT!!!

I couldn’t believe what I was reading.  Stella Bonasera … deceased??  They were going to write her off the series?!?  I was hoping, fervently praying that it was just a rumor.  But sad to say… it is true.  A reference article which you can read here confirms it.  They say that although a renewed contracted was offered to Melina Kanakaredes, she opted not to sign up and continue her role as Detective Stella Bonasera of the New York Crime lab saying that she has made amazing and lifelong friendships on the show and that she will treasure them forever.

I can’t imagine CSI:NY season 7 being as great as the previous seasons.  Oh sure they had to let go two other CSI cast namely: Vanessa Ferlito (Aiden Burn) who was a regular cast of season 1, and Emmanuelle Vaugier (Jessica Angell) a recurring guest star for season 5 – I think, but the loss of those two characters is nothing compared to the loss of Melina Kanakaredes.  The show had it’s perfect blend of characters that their relationship with each other shows authenticity and great chemistry.  I might end up hoping that Stella would just turn up and surprise everybody telling how she pulled a fast one with the guys.

I felt so bad in knowing about this.  I understand that actors have the option in choosing which roles to portray but why did CSI:NY writers have to kill her in the season?!?  Couldn’t she just have moved out or something?  Be more creative rather than morbid?  Why kill a character?  I wonder how CSI:NY Season 7 will turn out.  I hope it would still be a great series though.

I can’t help it.  I’m so bummed about this news.  I couldn’t even focus on my game last night.  The phrase “Stella Bonasera – deceased” kept popping in and out of my head.  Darn.

Oh well… I guess I’ll have to wait for next season to find out.  At least I still have a few more episodes (and watch reruns of previous seasons’ episodes) to remember a character who was so full of heart, and an actress who’s persona was so strong that you can’t help but admire her.

For those who would like to know, she will be replaced by Stella Ward who will be portraying Detective First Grade Kelly Montalone.

Note to Melina Kanakaredes:  I’LL MISS YOU, STELLA BONASERA!

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