Saturday, July 25, 2009

New place, new life.

It was not easy moving out of our home back in Laguna. When I was packing my stuff, my eyes were teary and I am already missing the place even before I left. But I said to myself that this is another opportunity for me to grow as a person. So, here I am typing this blog in my new home in Batangas. I am just renting the house. I cannot explain the feeling that I got when I first stepped into the house. It's like a mixture of excitement and fear. Excited to start anew but I fear the unknown. This is the first time that I will be away from everything that I've grown up with. But as the president of our company told me and 2 other guys that were with me that day during training that this is the start when we will discover a lot of new things about ourselves--our capabilities. I think he's right. As soon as I got out of the comforts of my previous home, there was nothing to protect me from the realities of life. Now, I have to fend for myself and my future family.

Here's a photo of my home away from home.

The house is twice as big and the lot is thrice as big compared to our home in Laguna. I'm really blessed to have found this place. Big thanks to my friend Jimmy!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Job title: Territory Manager

Oh, yes! I finally signed with the pharmaceutical company last Monday and been going around my "will-be" territory. I will be replacing Cindy because she is resigning with our company and her last day will be this coming Monday. So, I had to spend the whole week with her so that she can introduce me to our customers. The job is not as hard as I thought it would be but it requires me to travel a lot at relocate as well. So, I am moving further south--away from Manila. There is also a lot of paperwork to be done on weekends. I was told that I will soon get the hang of it. Good thing that my boss is a real nice guy. Im supposed to be somewhere else today but it was canceled because of the nasty weather. So on Monday, I will meet up with Cindy again, in the office, to update the files in my computer and work out the best schedule for me with consideration to where I will relocate. I am afraid that I will not be able to blog as much as before but I will try my best to update and post pictures of things that I encounter wherever I may be. I will be covering the southern tagalog region so there should be a lot of stuff to see. See you guys! =)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

first week of training.

hello guys! I've been undergoing training with the company that I chose--for 3 days now. I must say that it's not easy but a real challenge. I had to study stuff and practice speaking since I will be dealing with other professionals. I am having a hard time probing then "acknowledging" and then "bridging". It takes some time for my mind to process and say the best choice of words. I just hope that I don't get left behind. Soon, I will be revealing what job it is. If I pass the training, that is.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Just passing by..

Well, my gf is all well, the problem now is that I'm the one who is not feeling well. I've got cough and it makes my tummy hurt for coughing too much. I have a slight fever but I'm certain that this is not Influanza A(H1N1). haha!

Last Thursday I was scheduled to have my panel interview in Company 1 at 8:30am then another panel interview in Company 2 at 10am the same day. The interesting fact is that the owner of Company 1 is part owner of Company 2. Both companies have decided to hire me but I can only choose one. So, after some time of discussions, I've decided to stay with Company 1 thinking that there is a bigger opportunity for growth there. I informed Company 1 this morning and told Company 2 that I will not be going to their training just a few minutes ago. I had to overlook the fact that company 2 offers me a new car. I gave that up for professional growth since I was told that I will also get my new car in Company 1 after a year.

I will start training for my new job on Monday, the greatest thing is that the company office is just nearby, the not so good news is that my territory might be in Manila but at least I will not be as pressured studying during training and I think I can handle it once I am in the field.

I just hope that I will bet well very soon, it's already Friday afternoon and I only have a couple of days to rest.

I hope everyone is doing well!

Michael Jackson's death

NBC News has confirmed Michael Jackson's death at the age of 50.

Capt. Steve Ruda of the Los Angeles Fire Department said Jackson was not breathing when paramedics arrived.

TMZ reported that the call to 911 came about 12:21 p.m. P.S.T. from Jackson's home in Los Angeles and was taken to the UCLA Medical Center.

Michael Jackson arrived in a deep coma in the hospital and was pronounced dead by the doctors this afternoon according to the LA Times.

Link to NBC
Link to TMZ's article
Link to LA Times' article

Saturday, June 20, 2009

On leave

Hi, everyone.. I'm sorry if I'm not able to post anything for a few days now.. I have to take care of my girlfriend coz she's sick.. But I'll be back as soon as she gets well..

Take care everyone!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Inch by Inch Art Tuesday

So here is my contribution for this tuesday's theme: Travel/Journey

Well, it is 3x3. Just don't click on it because its huge. Like, crazy huge. haha!

Clockwise from upper left: Driving home from Southwoods in Laguna, a photo that I took when I went to SM Mall of Asia in Manila (Right Wing), on my way home in a bus, I fell asleep then a classmate of mine took this photo, beside Manila Bay just outside of SM Mall of Asia.

Visit Paris' Site to see her and others' share for this particular theme.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Earn Online

I've been wandering through the internet the past few weeks looking for work when I stumbled upon these two ways to earn money online. We all know that two of the most common ways are through blogging and ptc. But its hard to kick start blogging and ptc sites don't really pay as much. So I would like to share these other two.

1) So if you're blogging for some time but want to add more income just by reposting your work, here is a great way. Associated Content PPM for $1.50(PPM stands for Pay Per Thousand Views, M stands for thousand). For a sample of how your work will look like, take a look at mine. Just click the Associated Content blue banner that can be found on the upper left corner of this page. This will bring you to my page where will you see my published work. So far I just have one because I started just recently. All posts are subject for approval to make sure that it is your original content or that you have properly cited your sources. Click the botton below to join.

Join Associated Content

2) The second one is called oDesk. Here you will be able to browse through all online jobs that can be done from home. Posting your profile and applying for jobs are free. Fixed and per hour payment are available depending on the offer of the buyer of your service. Jobs ranges from rewriting contents, search engine optimization, accounting, product reviews, web designing, content writing and much more. You can work part time or full time. Regular work from buyers of services can be expected if you are an excellent provider of service. Just click the icon below to sign up.

The On Demand Global Workforce - oDesk

Both pay through PayPal.

So there, I hope that these help. Thanks for reading my blog. =)

Take care everyone!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Araw ng Kalayaan (Independence Day) June 12

Taon-taon nating ipinagdiriwang ang araw ng kalayaan. Ang tanong, malaya nga ba talaga ang sambayanang Pilipno? Wag mong isipin na ako ay mambabatikos ng mga kurap na pulitiko. Matagal na ang mga yan sa larangan ng kurapsyon kadahilanan na din ng mga bulok na sistema. Kaya bago tayo magtuturo, sino ba ang naghalal sa kanila? Tayo. Mismong sambayanan na nahihirapan. Baguhin natin ang ating sarili para mabago ang dapat mabago sa bansa. Sa atin dapat magsimula. 'Wag magpasilaw sa pera sa halalan para iboto mo siya. Pakiusap. Dahil ikaw din ang maghihirap. Hindi naman talaga yoon pagbili ng boto, pagbili yun ng iyong karapatan. Karapatang bumoto at pumili ng iboboto, kasama ang mga karapatan mo bilang mamamayan. Tandaan mo, nasa mga kamay mo ang pipili ng katuwang mo sa pagtatanggol at pagtataguyod sa karapatan mo bilang isang tao at higit sa lahat, bilang isang Pilipino.

Magtulungan tayo para makamtan ang ating mithiin. 'Wag maging bilanggo sa makapansariling pagiisip. May pagasa ang ating bansa.
Mabuhay ang Pinoy! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

English Translation:
Every year we celebrate the Independence day. But the question is, are the Filipino people really free? Don't think that I am here to criticize the corrupt politicians. They been in the field of corruption for so long because of the rotten systems. So, before we start blaming, who elected them to position? Us. The very people who are suffering. Let us change ourselves to change what needs to be changed in our country. Change should start from us. Don't accept bribes just to vote for someone this coming election. Please. Because you will be the one to suffer. They are not really buying your vote, they are buying your rights. Right to vote and choosing who to vote for, together with it are your rights as a citizen. Remember, the decision of who will be your partner to defend and protect your rights as a person and most of all, as a Filipino, is in your hands.

Let's help each other to reach our aspirations. Don't be a prisoner of a selfish mind. There is hope for our country.
Long live the Filipino! Long live the Philippines!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hair bows for sale!!

Hey guys! My sister is selling these amazing hair bows (very cheap) on her site. You can contact her through there.

To go to her site click hair bows

or through yahoo messenger or e-mail: phileen03[at]yahoo[dot]com

Well, no telephone numbers were provided because she and her husband are deaf and mute. But you can e-mail your orders.

Products are available in the United States only.

Go to her site to see more designs.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Inch by Inch Art Tuesday

This is my contribution to Paris' Inch by Inch Art.
Theme: Changing

The pictures on the left and the one on top were the pictures when they were still puppies. The one on the bottom right was the picture I took when they turned a year old.

They are my dogs. A domestic dog and a basset hound.

Thanks to Paris, another post with a photo.. =)

To join:
1. Post your INCH by INCH Art at the top of your Tuesday blog post.
2. Place the "INCH by INCH" button on the sidebar of your blog, linking back to the one on Paris' side bar
3. If your name is not already on the list below, leave her a comment, and she will add you to the list as quickly as she can.

Visit Paris' site for links to other participants.

Friday, June 5, 2009


I am starting to get stressed looking for a job and trying to make money online. Nothing seems to be working out. I pray that I'll get a stable job very soon. It's been raining all day and it has been raining hard and that does not add to my energy for this day. I don't even have the time to take picture of anything anymore. I'm too engrossed finding a job. tsk.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Lost Heart

For those who have been reading my blogs about my job hunting these past weeks--Thank you so much! =) But I want to tell you some other things that does not really play around my mind but more of my heart. When I was I kid what I wanted to become was a Businessman. A person who has the money and the brains to put up any business and will always succeed. I have a strong desire for money but more so with helping people. How? By being a good boss and giving what your people deserve. I guess that's the reason why my parents was able to convince me to become a Nurse. The first two years of nursing was really hard and I got to the point when I told my Mom that I wanted to shift to another course but she did not really listen but just told me that I might learn to love it later on. So, I went on to continue the course until I went through my internship. True enough, I've learned to love being a Nurse. Knowing that you are healing people.

Let me sway around a bit, Doctors cure, but Nurses heal. We are always the one in direct contact with the patient and relatives. We listen to their outburst and random thoughts. We touch them whenever necessary. We speak when needed. But I also realized that Nurses are under appreciated. People always talk about how good the doctors are, here in the Philippines at least. Come to think of it. Doctors only come to the patient's room once a day and spend 5-10 minutes with him/her, write his observations and orders and leaves. Then nurses carry the orders out. Then the thing is, when the order is erroneous and we failed to notice it, it backfires to the nurses. If the relative asks for their doctor and the doctor fails to make his rounds, we are in the crosshairs of the relatives. There was also this one time when a doctor told me "Don't you know that what I am doing is more important than what you do?!" in all his anger looking for the patient's chart when I was trying to finish my charting because I did his orders and I didn't know that he was already there looking for it. What the hell was that? Can he imagine a hospital without nurses? These are few of the things that I've come to realize.

Going back to what I was talking about before. It feels really good just hearing your patient say "Thank you so much for looking after me" just as he is moving out of his room on a wheelchair. It was priceless the first time I heard it. It melted my heart and it was like a dose of epinephrine that suddenly boosted my already tired body from a long duty. I get this from time to time until I finished my degree but this was not enough to make me want to pursue nursing any further. Yes, I took the board exam, became a Licensed Nurse, now a licensed Intravenous Therapist but I still don't feel the contentment from all of it. I was like "Ok, so, I have finished all of these, now what?" Just before I started to write all of this down, I was thinking of having a job wherein I personally help people. Like being in WHO or something. I'm not really sure. I think since I took up nursing I lost my direction. I don't know where to go from here. I don't want to be a Nurse--for now.

**No offense to Doctors but these are based from my experience and I'm not saying that all of you are like that. I also have friends who are doctors and they are really nice. =)**

Friday, May 29, 2009

First day of training.

So there, I had my first day of training in Company A. It was kinda fun and it was challenging as well. We discussed three of the products and was told that we will be having an exam with regard to the discussion--written and oral. I was ok with that, given the results of my first exam that day, I am sure that I can get through with it. But come Tuesday, I did not show up to them again. Its not about the schedule, not the people but the heavy traffic. You see, on my way to the office it will take me an hour and a half plus another half if its a Monday--that's bearable. What freaked me out was the heavy traffic on my way home. It took me an hour from the office to the nearest bus station and another 2 hours or so from the bus station to our home! Should there only be a moderate flow of vehicles, it would only take me an hour from and to the office but 5 hours of total travel time?! I can manage the 2 hours travel from our house to the office and expect me to perform exceptionally for 8 hours. Then I'm expected to study products when I get home, sure! But after 3 hours of travel, you've got to be kidding me.

Don't get me wrong though, I still tried. I woke up early the following day to study, but I was just too tired. So I got back to sleep again and it was the end of it. Now. Again, I'm back hunting for a job. Tsk! So it was my first and last day of training.

Oh yeah, I just launched my second blog. It is all about cars. Well, it will be mostly cars here in the Philippines but I will try if I can cover others as well. Hope you will give it a visit.

Take care everyone!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Job Hunt, 3

**Sorry for not being able to post for days.**

Total companies I applied for: 19. Three(Let's name them as A, B, and C with respect to the date they called.) of them called for initial interview. After a couple of days, the A and C called again for a final interview and so far company A already called for the start of training in my applied position. It will start on Monday but I'm expecting that company C will call next week also for my training since my interview with them also went well. I was interviewed there by a Malaysian and a Pinoy. The Malaysian was very aggressive in the interview but I was used to talking to people like that so I was able to handle the interview quite well. Maybe that was the reason the girl who was interviewed before me looked surprised and pale. Should they call next week, I might consider their company over company A since company B is a bigger company, I'm still not sure though.

While my interview in company B was disappointing because the interviewer was on a rush because she needs to be in a meeting a few minutes after the interview. I was the third one to be interviewed and the rest were asked to come back after lunch. The interview only lasted for 5 minutes--what the?! That's why I'm planning to write them a letter with regard to it. I think that was very unprofessional. Theys asked me to come in business attire at 9am and she even told me "Don't be late!". So guess what, I waited for almost two hours for a lousy 5 minute interview and without a call after that. Although I was told by a co-applicant, who happens to know someone from company B, that the reason the company was not able to call was everybody went to Baguio for a vacation and will comeback this Sunday.

Anyway, I was not able to take photos when I was in Manila. Sayang! But I promise to take photos when my training starts.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Job hunt, 2

Okay, I have applied to 17 companies in all and so far, 2 came back as under consideration.. at least, out of the hundreds that have applied, I’ve been noticed. (See! There’s hope!) I know I have a competitive resume but the weakness in it was my experience. I have no formal experience in work. I used to work for a photo shop every summer from 5th grade to 3rd year high. I was an all around helper in that shop. I process digital photos using a desktop, I also mix chemicals for the printer and film processor, became a sales clerk, cashier, printer technician, film processor, I even mop on my free time. But the best part was the free lunch and dinner. The pay is relatively high and I get a bonus for every 20 film rolls that we process. Back then, 60 rolls was an ordinary day for us, 100-160 rolls on weekends. So on sundays and saturdays, my bonus is bigger than my daily wage. Our manager was very loose on giving bonuses on their employees, we even eat out in fancy restaurants every sunday night. Somehow I miss those days when I don’t even take my work very seriously and tasks were easy. Maybe because I consider it as a ‘play’ rather than work. Well, I just hope that I will also feel that way on my future job.

It has been raining all day and it has been raining hard. I was supposed to personally visit one or two companies that I’ve applied to but the weather kept me from doing  so and should I insist on doing so, I’ll just get stuck in heavy traffic. Hmm.. I just hope to hear from companies soon, I really need a job. I’m broke. Haha! But seriously, I’m almost at the brink of bankruptcy. Nah, would be overstating it. What I would really like to say is that I’ve been using my savings. Who uses their savings?(jobless people like me, haha!). I should not be calling it savings if I’m using it, right?

Anyway, for those who has been having a hard time getting a job, you are not alone. Just be smart in using your savings to survive. If you are really determined in getting out of that mud pit, you will. Keep your friends close for moral support and they might remember that they owe you money and pay you right there and then, like in my case. Haha! =)

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Friday, May 1, 2009

My job hunt continues..

For some time now, I have been on the net non-stop looking for openings but only a handful of companies have opening on the job that I am targeting. So far, I have applied in 7 companies but none has called. The competition is tight, on one company there were 753 applicants, 369 on another. The number never goes under a hundred in every company. Today, I went to the job fair in a mall but almost all of the openings are for skilled workers and no job is available for my background.

Someone told me that it would be hard for me to get the job that I want because I have no experience in that field but I am determined to get that job because the pay is good. It will not make me rich but it’s above average and salary depends on the performance plus multinational companies offer a company car. I am thinking of going through smaller companies. They don’t offer a company car, initially, but the pay is almost as good and if you perform well, you get a chance to have a car. Not bad, right? But I am a little uncomfy just thinking that I will be going around my assigned area, walking, riding the bus or jeep from one destination to another. What will happen to me if it rains? If I don’t get soaked in rain; in sweat! While I need to keep myself neat and smelling good because I will be talking and presenting to professionals. Anyway, I will not give up! I can do this! ha!! =)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Looking beyond what your eyes can see..

This really gave me goosebumps..

I was supposed to take my sponge bath but I found this video and I cant wait to share this with you guys.. I know you will be amazed as well.. just click the link to youtube..

Link to the complete video: (Low quality video)

Link to High Quality Video

take care everyone!

Job hunting on the net

I've been surfing the net for weeks, looking for other jobs other than being
a Sales Representative but to no avail. So I went on to submit my resume to
different companies. Now I sit and wait, hoping for a call soon. The
starting salary is small but they say that whenever you hit your quota, you
get a certain percentage of the deal. It got me wondering if I will be able
to do the job well and if I will be able to reach the quota. That was the
main reason why I hesitated to submit my resume the first time, but since
I'm running out of choice, I had to.

Anyway, its a rainy afternoon here, a little flood on our streets as usual.
Thank God for the rain, it lessened the heat of summer. Yesterday, the
weather was scorching hot! Man! I can't stand the heat outside, I feel like
a melting candle. You can't even hide under the shade because the heat was
radiating on concrete. So I'm enjoying the coolness of today coz tomorrow
might be another grilling day. A bowl of beef noodles made my day. It was
really good. It's one of the new items in the menu in "Klasmeyts'
Karinderya". Yea, I was not able to mention that on my previous posts. In
our neighborhood, "Klasmeyts" now mean two things, the diner and the group
who put it up. I guess people around here likes the food we have there. The
sales is not sky rocketing but it's pretty good for a small eatery. By the
way, the word "Karinderya" is eatery in english, I guess.. haha! Ok, I don't
know the exact translation but it refers to a small place that sells food at
a very cheap price. Is eatery even a word? haha! I don't have a picture of
the place and I'm still thinking about it if I will post a picture of it

Take care guys! Thanks for passing by.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Conquering Mt. Maculot!

2 days ago, I was with my friend’s house, with my g.f. and 3 other friends, in Cuenca, Batangas. It was determined ahead of time that we will be climbing Mt. Maculot. I was told that it will only be halfway the Mountain. I was relieved to know that—I’m familiar with Mt. Maculot because it can be seen from the golf course that I used to play in before—inside San Fernando Airbase. Yes, with all the airplanes and choppers. But when we arrived, I can see our destination was 3/4 of the mountain and it was really high! It may not be the case for some but to me, who has really no experience in climbing, it is.

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The trail was not easy but it can be done. There are a lot of mini stores there selling drinks and snacks. So just imagine those people who bring that food everyday along the track. Man, they are incredible, along the way I was overtaken by a guy carrying ‘taho’ in two large tin bins, I think it weighs more than ten kilos each. The man with a small bell on his hand on the left photo is carrying icedrops. On the right is one of the camps of the volunteer rescue team constituted by both Red Cross and the villagers.


Hundreds of people climb this mountain throughout the Holy Week. (Going Up)


(Going Down)

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View of the Taal Lake from the Grotto (Left). Surely, you’ll get hungry by the time you get to the top, but there are people who sell rice and viand, noodles and soup nearby. How they managed to build those ‘stalls’? I don’t have an idea. =)

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Other magnificent views from the top.

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The Cross up close. (And me of course.. haha!)


Other photos:

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This was the bed that I slept on after the climb. It’s called ‘Papag’. I find it very comfortable to sleep on this.

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Thanks for stopping by. =)