Friday, September 10, 2010

Just a few days before my birthday, I received a news which I don't know if I will consider a good or bad one. I have received an email that I'm already deployed and will be starting after the weekends. To be honest, I don't want to be deployed yet because I'm still happy with my new found friends in the training room. Hi Batch 8! I want to let you know that you are the best batch ever and we have the best COBOL instructors. Beat that! :) However, God gave me that kind of blessings, perhaps, to save me from the very bloody case studies of HSP. But no, I am not happy to where I am right now. I miss Batch 8 big time and I've been missing all the fun for how many days now. But I hope, I'll get used to this kind of set-up eventually.



Anyway, I had one of the most memorable birthday celebrations I've ever had. Thank you so much to my instructors and to the rest of Batch 8 for a one of a kind party. I never expected for something like that. You surprised me big time. To let you know, they were more excited that I was that day. Actually, a couple of days before my special day, they were continuously greeting me and asking me as to what will I prepare on the 8th. I really had plans of treating them since it was my first time to celebrate my birthday at work and thank God, it was a whole lot of fun.

The entire day, I was in the other building for work and they were in the training room for, well, training. I was so busy reading CBTs and chatting with some of them. I was so touched because a lot of them, if not all, greeted me already even if we haven't seen each other that day yet. During lunchtime, we dropped by the training room and I was so happy to see them all. We prepared for the so-called party to be held at 6pm.

When 6pm came, I went back to the training room and I was so surprised that everything was all set. The pizzas and ice cream were there and everyone was so excited and ecstatic as I entered the room. But what surprised me was the fact that I had two cakes courtesy of one of my instructors. The two half gallons of ice cream was, by the way, courtesy of my other instructor. I didn't expect that.

So we pigged out and everyone was having a good time. We all had fun and honestly, I was so happy to celebrate it with them. It was truly one of a kind. Another surprise was given to me before we went home as the boys handed me a pink box with a card and a cute hello kitty plushy which they got from a crane machine with full effort. They got that on their 13th token and really, that's really an A for effort. :)

Thank you God for allowing me to celebrate my birthday that way. I didn't expect for something like that. You have Your own ways of surprising me and You never fail me every time. Thank you, God and Mama Mary. Happy Birthday, Mama Mary! :) It is truly amazing to have the same birthday as Mama Mary.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

First and foremost, I want to thank and praise God for the countless blessings I continue to receive. I don't know how can I return all the favors but I am trying really hard to be one of His best children. The happiness I am feeling right now is overflowing and I can't contain the emotions I am having right now.

Just recently, the SEF training has just ended and luckily, all of us passed it. I never thought that I would knowing how difficult all of us went through just to be able to get pass it. Last week, another training has just started while we are waiting for our project deployment. To be honest, I don't want to be deployed yet because I believe that the training will give me more learning experiences that I need for work. However, just before the week ended, I have received a good news. I'm gonna be deployed for project and it will start tomorrow.

When I was telling the whole class about it, I got teary-eyed. The fact that I'm gonna leave them already makes me cry a little more. I don't want to leave Batch 8 yet. I had the best instructors and co-trainees ever. I know all of us will be deployed soon, it's just that, God showered me with that blessings first.

I'm gonna miss all of them, my instructors and the entire class. They have been so good and nice to me. I will miss the non-stop laughters and asaran. I will miss how loud and noisy the class is every single day. I will miss them a lot. But I will visit them as often as I can to get my free foods. Haha! Just kidding! Of course, I will try to visit them if time permits.

My birthday is just a few days away and I want to celebrate it with them but how can I? I hope God allows me to celebrate my special day with them. Please make it extra special for me because that would be my first time that I'm gonna be celebrating my birthday at work. I hope he won't snob me on my special day and allow me to celebrate it with him.

Tomorrow is the start of something new for me. Pray for me and wish me luck as I face another chapter in my life. This time, there's no turning back.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Whoa! It's been a while since I last posted here. Actually, I really missed writing but then, I really couldn't find time to update my blog. July started out good, just so you know. I was a bum and unemployed for almost two months and finally, I have landed a new job. I've mentioned this before on my previous posts and this is it - the one opportunity I couldn't afford to miss. I am now working on one of the best companies, known not only in the Philippines but in the world. I am not disclosing any name or whatsoever but so far, I'm enjoying. I've been hearing some bad sides though.

I have met new faces from different institutions, most of them are fresh graduates, though we are of the same age. We're actually having a training and it will end after a week and two days. So yeah, I've been in training for a month now. I've been enjoying and actually, I don't want to end it since I'm just starting to get close with all of them. I know it's kinda late but it's better late than never.

To let you know, I've shifted from the networking major to a programming type of job. So far, so good. I'm happy and I'm learning which is actually good. I didn't expect that I will enjoy programming this much. And besides, we're too lucky for having two of the best instructors. They are so nice and funny.

Training will soon be over and I'm saddened that it has to end so soon. I hope all of us will pass the training and will still see each other on the bench. If ever that happens, I would be very happy. I have the best co-trainees ever. I feel like I'm still in college again.

I've been blabbing randomly so please bear with me. My mind is not actually working well because of too much code intake. I will write again soon. I don't know when but soon. I hope I can write a much sensible post. So, I just updated you about what's the latest about me.

Thank God for the continuous blessings.

Monday, June 14, 2010

I'm still a bum and it's bad, I know. I'm still waiting for the magic call though I've been seeking for a job too. This has never been easy. I'm such a pain in the ass here in the house and I must stop being one as soon as possible. I have this huge responsibility of helping my parents in paying our bills but I can't right now since I don't have any income at all. I hope before July starts, I have a new job already. I want to earn money, help them pay the bills and buy all the things I want. Can you please pray for me? I really need that especially now.

To some, school started last week and for the rest, it will start tomorrow. Goodluck on another school year ahead of you. I badly miss school, seriously. If only I could go back to school, I really would. I have so many things in mind right now like I'm planning to put up a business right after I've found a new job already and possibly, go back to school next year. I'm thinking of pursuing another course or degree. I would love to take Child Development, Theater Arts or Journalism. I know, the courses I have in mind are way too far from the course I've finished but I don't know, in just a snap, I thought of pursuing any of those three. Or perhaps, I've thought of these things because I'm bored and I have nothing left to do. Oh well.

Anyways, I've been missing my friends lately. The last time that I've got to see them was during our Bataan trip to celebrate Klio's birthday, who is apparently the son of one of my friends. Even my high school friends, I would love to see them again. It has been a while since I last saw them and I haven't gone out with them even once ever since we graduated from high school. Sad but true.

But one thing's for sure right now, I MUST find a job right away. I don't want to be a bum anymore. Aside from being patient, I must work hard for it. But I know God won't let me down. He has His own plans for me. :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Oh, it has been a while and I missed this. And just a recap, I resigned from my first ever job just a month ago. It wasn't as emotional as it should be because I know I have to do it. I'm so sick and tired of their false hopes and broken promises. It was tough though. After resigning, a partner company of my former company kept on calling me and persuading me to accept the job they're offering to us. I can't and I shouldn't. The reason is kinda confidential and personal that I can't put it into writing.

However, I applied into this company that I've dreamed of working ever since I graduated from college. I passed the three phases and just waiting for the call. It's not that I'm losing hope but I feel like it has been jinx-ed. I hope it isn't. Please pray for me, guys. I badly need this one. I don't know what to do if I won't make it to my 'dream' company. And besides, I really need a job right now. Please, guys, I really need your prayers. I hope and pray that I will receive the magical call this week. I will not hope or expect but I wish, they will finally call me.

Please, dear God, this is the one opportunity I really can't miss.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I seriously missed this. I haven’t been updating for more than a month now. My last update was about my dad being here, having his one month vacation. And just yesterday, he flew back to Saudi Arabia. Oh, I was so sad because I am used to seeing him everyday once I arrive from office. I still remember he woke me up and cooked breakfast for me the day after he arrived. My dad is so sweet, it’s just that he is not showy. I’m going to miss him big time. We, (dad, mom, Ej and I) have been together most of the time. Our weekends were always busy because we used to go out and unwind. Now, my weekends won’t be busy anymore, not unless, my friends would ask me to hang out with them.

Right now, I am having a hard time coping up with the changes. I am planning to resign on my current job. I am not happy anymore. They can’t give me the things I know I deserve. And besides, I’ve sacrificed and stayed for almost seven months and I guess, it’s time for us to part our ways. I have goals in life and I can’t achieve those if I choose to stay with them. I have a family to support, I have needs and wants, and I want my career to blossom. I’m still looking for a new job though. Hopefully, luck won’t turn its back against me. I wish to find a very good job very soon where I can say I’m happy and satisfied.

To give you a hint, opportunity knocked on my doors and I won’t let this pass by. I have wanted to be part of them ever since and this time, there’s no turning back. Please pray for me. I really need that. This is a one of a kind opportunity I can’t miss. I really don’t know what to do if it slips from my hand.

But then, I know God won’t let me down. He will guide me and my friend as well, to the right path. He’ll be with us all the way.

Friday, March 26, 2010

I have been dealing with a lot of issues right now and I don't know how to handle every single situation. It's pretty hard but I try to remain strong despite these challenging things that come my way. This is kinda serious and I shouldn't set it aside though my mind is being killed due to so much confusion. I'm afaird I'm going to breakdown one of these days. Only God knows everything. No one knows what I have been going through right now, even my family and friends.

But I know I'm going to make this through. God won't give me problems or challenges that I cannot solve. God won't let me down and He'll be there for me all the time, leading me to the right decison, path and choice. This is a matter of trust and I trust Him so much that I don't need to worry. I'm praying that I will be able to fix every single mess as soon as possible. It's challenging my strength, to be honest. But I'm very much sure that everything will be absolutely fine.

From a bad news to a good news. My dad is already here for a vacation. I was so excited to see him that I had to absent myself from the office yesterday. The happiness I'm feeling right now cannot be measured. Glad that my family is complete again. I wish my dad won't need to work abroad but he needs to. That's why I am working really hard, hoping to find a much better job so my dad will just stay here in the Philippines. I do miss him everyday.

But since he's already here, I will going to savor every moment that we're complete. I have to enjoy and have fun. If only I could take a month leave, I will but that's impossible. For the mean time, I'll set aside all the things that are making me confuse and spend most of my time with my family, especially with my dad.

Monday, March 15, 2010

I haven't been blogging for more than a month now and I must admit, I missed it. As always, I've been very busy with work. Actually, I am not totally busy because my friend and I were able to finish some projects. It's just that the time is the thing that makes it kinda hard for me. I have to go to the office at 12nn and then go home at 8pm. My usual arrival is around 9:30pm. So yeah, that is mainly the reason why I seldom blog.

Last Satuday, I had a movie date with my tita and cousins as we watched Alice in Wonderland at Trinoma. It was my first time to watch a movie in a 3D theather that's why I enjoyed it a lot. The movie, I can say, was good. I had the best 3D experience so far. Next time, I'm planning to try IMAX 3D for a better experience, I guess. I was overwhelmed with the 3D technology. I find it really amazing.

After that, we strolled at SM The Block and The Annex. I saw a bunch of cute dresses and I have to save money for those. I actually bought a cute mini skirt since it's already summer here. Before we went home, we tried Green Mango's yogurt ice cream. It was yummy. I'm loving yogurt ice cream now. Next time, I should try Red Mango and White Hat.

Since December, I was eyeing for this pair of sneakers from Nike but I don't know when can I buy it because it's kinda expensive. I have to save money in order for me to purchase it. I really want to buy it because I love the style and color as well. I'm planning to ask my dad to buy it for me using his credit card and I will just pay him in installment basis. But I just hope that the pair of sneaker will still be available up to next month because my dad will arrive on the 25th.

Speaking of my dad, I'm very excited to see him again. I miss him like no other. He will be here for a month - vacation and to attend my brother's graduation on the 30th. What makes us happier, especially my brother, is the fact that he passed the PLM entrance exam and he will be studying there for college. He failed UP but God is good because he passed PLM. I'm very proud.

Oh, April is just a few weeks away. I haven't been a student for a year now. How time flies. I missed everything about being a student and if given a chance, I would go back, seriously.

PS. I'm getting used to it so don't be surprised if you'll just be nothing to me.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I’m back! I missed this, seriously. I have been hella out of the blogging world for quite sometime. I have been very busy with work. For the past weeks, I have been very tired, stressed, confused, frustrated and brain drained. We have dealing with a lot of issues in the office and I really had no idea on how to handle it. Ever since New Year started, everything turned into a mess. We were given a lot of tasks to accomplish with no idea on what should be done first. It was really pain in the ass but luckily, my friend and I were able to get through it. Aside from that, several issues came into the picture which made me think a lot. I was in the verge of making a decision between staying and leaving. It made me confused for how many weeks. All is settled according to them but I don’t know how true is that. But I hope it is something that will put smiles into our faces. We don’t want to stay here with a lot of questions in mind. We do hope everything will be settled and they won’t give us reasons to leave.

Anyway, just recently, we moved into our new office. I don’t know how to describe it and I also don’t know if it is better or worse than our former office. All I know is I’m happy that we were already out of that effin’ old office of ours. Everything is new here. I love my unit so much – 21-inch LCD monitor, Compaq and Windows 7. I’m enjoying it everyday.

Oh, by the way, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. As usual, I have no date on that day. Know what, I was backreading some of my posts two days ago and my eyes laid on my February 14, 2009 post. I can’t help but smile because of the fact that all the things that are written on that post came straight from my heart. Oh well, how I wish I have a date on Sunday but too bad, I don’t have. But hey, post-Valentine day is a great idea too. But then again, who could be my date? But I guess, I will just stay in the house on that day to get some rest since office has been pain in the ass. And besides, the next day is Monday again which means, work again.

Well, I just hope everything will be fine so I won’t think of leaving them. My dad wants me to resign but I guess, I will be staying here until I am not happy anymore. So far, I’m enjoying working here, perhaps because I get along pretty well with my bosses and my co-workers. I just hope it’ll continue.

I need a break from everything. I want to go out of town for a week, pure pleasure so when I get back here, I am ready to face loads of stress again. :)) Just wish me luck guys. In case I had to leave this company, please pray that I’m gonna find one right away. Thank you.

“You keep giving me reasons to hate you.”

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year to all! Hello 2010! The first day of my 2010 was such a blast. I hope you had the best first day of the year too. With everything that we've gone through in the year 2009, let's hope and pray that the Year of the Tiger will be a peaceful one. Let's make our year 2010 a better year. Cheers! :)