Monday, July 30, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Last Friday was Gary's 26th Birthday! Woohoo..he has been in existence for that long na..haha..
Anyways, as agreed by both of us, we both took our work off. Haha..celebrate muna namin ang momentous day na ito..
After meeting at Balibago Complex, we headed to the busy Manila for Gary's renewal of license. O di ba? That day pa talaga sya nag renew. Since we will be waiting for the next 5 or so hours before we claim his new card, dumaan muna kami sa aking old dormitory. Kina ate connie at Kuya Fred sa tabi ng CPAR. Bought siomai, coke at sinukmani..my food there!
Reminisce, how I struggled through the tedious preparations for the board exam with the help of my dearest Popoy. Hanap ko si Mang Jes sa CPAR, wala na daw kasi may naging problema. Sayang, he has been one of the good person I met there. Tas, I heard that the Roque Brothers are teaching again there. Sayang makulit pa naman yun 2 na yun.
Ok then, after that, we headed to the Sto. Domingo Church, the place were I said yes to Gary. ACtually sa jeep lang after we attended mass there back 2004. Walang mass at that time (11am) so pray na lang kami. Punta kami adoration. TAbi kami nagdasal. He hold my little finger with his little finger.
No words has been said, only eyes full of expression. That only "US" can interpret. Right there, I knew that whatever it is that we will be going through. We will be able to get out of it, rocking it hard and we will still be holding each other's hand until the end. I once again fall for him.
Then, after the silent prayers we had, labas kami. Kita namin yun matanda, nakaupo, nagpapaypay. Donya ang lola mo! Hingi sya ng money pra sa fud. Bigay ako. Sabi sa amin. Magkamukha kayo. Sayang, may libre kasal dyan kaya lang tapos na ang seminar. Tingin lang kami ni Gary sa isa't isa. Hahaha. Sabi ko, it's a sign..kulit!
Punta kami sa SM Manila, kain sa KFC. Simpleng Saya. Sarap talaga! We are laughing all the time. As if, di kami nag-away last night. Hihi.
This has been one of my greatest wishes everyday.
To be with the my man for the rest of my life.
And that I know deep in my heart that it will come true...
God bless this day..I love you so much Lord! and I love him so much too!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
7 's are the searchers. Always probing for hidden information, they find it difficult to accept things at face value. Emotions don't sway their decisions. Questioning everything in life, they don't like to be questioned themselves. They're never off to a fast start, and their motto is slow and steady wins the race. They come across as philosophers and being very knowledgeable, and sometimes as loners. They are technically inclined and make great researchers uncovering information. They like secrets.They live in their own world and should learn what is acceptable and what is not in the world at large.
Monday, July 23, 2007
After more than 2 months of going "abroad", she "again" returned home at last.
Sa dami siguro ng mga tao na nagsasabi sa kanyang umuwi na siya. Narindi na din ang aking bunsong sistah!
After the so many hurtful words that has been said by her to him (my dad that is!) and him to her. It all ended to the uber-old-but-meaningful saying that still, "blood is thicker that anything soluble or solvent, haha!"
So, the next thing shall be..what shall her boyfriend's next move now?
Daduts said that he will not accept the guy, but who knows, my dad is much more fickleminded than any girls i know! haha..
So that was it, nice to end a wonderful weekend!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
The first one was when I was in 3rd year college. I was a Student Assistant then. During that time, we transferred to our houes in Muntinlupa City. Thus, having no choice but to take a boarding house and practice my being independent.It was that gloomy October 07, 2001 morning that this incident happened. I was on my way to my duty as a SA riding on a HM Transpot Bus bound to Sta. Cruz. During that time, I am already a vigilant something I learned from nanay. So, when I rode the bus, I looked for a place, near the driver. Unfotunately, the bus was almost full that I have no choice but to sit a three-seater beside a dark, fat man wearing a black jacket. I sat beside the aisle. When the bus was about to go, this young man, from the back, asked for the vacant seat. I got irritated. I am "mataray" to strangers talaga. Hmp! So I move to gave him the seat near the aisle. I really do not know what made me move and was now in between that 2 man. After which, at the toll gate in Calamba, I felt a creature or something in my skirt moving, and when I look down, I saw the young man's hand moving towards my private part.
That was it.
I got my umbrella with me and hit the young man as hard as I could! The pretending-to-be sleep young man, open his eyes and ask what was happening. I shout at him. Cursed him words that he deserved. Everyone in the bus, who might be asleep during the travel, were all awaken by the noise I made. The bus conductor approached me and told me that he'll drop me by the nearest police station to file a complain. The man beside me, whom I thought was threat, encouraged me to pursue and make the complain. The man, after that continue to talk to me. But the people around, protected me.
God is good all the time.
We headed next to the main police station and I filed the complain. My College friends, kuya Ricky, Anton and Gary (Who by then, was just a friend) has gone to the station to fetch and pacify me.
Hay, until now, I am still afraid of it. That it might happen again. But God knows, I will be fighting for my dear life and hopefully will not be able to encounter such again.
For the young man, he was convicted of the charges, Act of Lasciviousness to be specific.
The other experience was a hold-up incident. I shall post it here when I have time, okies.
So here it goes.. =)
Jim Paredes wrote: Something that happened in Katipunan, Q.C.
Many of you may not have heard of the incident that happened to a friend of my son last week at about 6:30 pm right in front of the thickly-populated area of BPI-Katipunan, near Shoppersville. She parked her car right in front of BPI to make a withdrawal and to do some grocery. As she was getting into her car after doing her chores, a man suddenly appeared beside her and tried to bully her into moving to the passenger seat. When she pressed her car horn to call attention, he pushed her in the car and pinned her down with his elbow on her neck. It was a good thing that she had the presence of mind to continue to struggle and press on her car horn to catch attention (even if she had to use her foot to do this). Her assailant even tried to make people believe that it was a domestic matter by telling the crowd not to get involved as it was a "private matter". But with the onlookers multiplying by the second, her assailant finally gave up and ran. That was when she stood up and shouted for help. Thank God the guy got caught and is now under police custody. Last Saturday, during the inquest, she told me that what gave her the guts to fight her assailant was the article "THROUGH A RAPIST'S EYES" forwarded to our e-group about a week prior to her attack. I am re-forwarding the article (you can find it at the bottom of this e-mail) for everyone's benefit. Please tell your friends, family, and loved ones about this. It works. May I just add that to a certain extent, we have to get ourselves involved if we see violence being committed on anyone like calling on a security guard or a police officer even if it appears to be a domestic matter. It seems that a lot of attackers use that tactic to get away with violence. Not many people know how to take care of themselves when faced with such a situation. Everyone, please be very, very careful. THOUGHT THIS WAS GOOD INFO TO PASS ALONG... FYI - Through a rapist's eyes!
A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:
1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman w ith a ponytail, bun, braid or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.
2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women whose clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.
3] They also look for women on their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.
4] The number one place women are abducted from/attacked at is a grocery store parking lot.
5] Number two are office parking lots/garages.
6] Number three are public restrooms.
7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don't have to worry about getting caught.
8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn't worth it because it will be time-consuming.
9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas, or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.
10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you're not worth it.
POINTS THAT WE SHOULD REMEMBER:
1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like 'what time is it', or make general small talk like 'can't believe it is so cold out here, we're in for a bad winter'. Now that you've seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up, you lose appeal as a target.
2] If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell 'Stop!' or 'Stay back!' Most of the rapists this man talked to said they'd leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.
3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling 'I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY!' and holding it out will be a deterrent.
4] If someone grabs you, you can't beat them with strength but you can do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and armpit or in the upper inner thigh - HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.
5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy's parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you'll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause him a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he's out of there.
6] When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.
7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don't dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel a little silly at the time, but you'd feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.
FINALLY, PLEASE REMEMBER THESE AS WELL ...
I know you are smart enough to know these pointers but there will be some time, when you will go "Hmm... I must remember that." After reading, forward it to someone you care about. Never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.
1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do it.
2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans: If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you... chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you and he will go for the wallet and/or purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!
3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won't see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.
4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc.) DON'T DO THIS!The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU LOCK YOUR DOORS...LEAVE! 5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:
a. Be aware. Look around you. Look into your car, at the passenger side floor, and in the back seat.
b. If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.
c. Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)
6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).
7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times. And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!
8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked "for help" into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.
I'd like you to forward this to all the women you know. It may save a life. A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle. I was going to send this to the ladies only, but guys, if you love your mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, etc., you may want to pass it onto them, as well. Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it's better safe than sorry.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
I made a list of some good things that happened during the past days and and will happen to keep me once again into the "on the go" mood!
~~> Honey Popoy and I went to SM North Edsa to buy a book for his brother last Tuesday. Actually, it is only me that her mom (closeness!) requested to go there. And the ever-thoughtful uber-protective man that he is, didn't allow yours truly to be alone. We travelled after work through the MRT - of course! Hehe, and the worst came, we ended up, getting wet due to the heavy rain. Waaaaah! At first, I get irritated because of it (having the thought of how dirty the flood h2o). We have to brave through the flooded street since we do not have a car of our own. Huhu. He took his socks off. Eeeeew! And my new 150.00PHP sandals got really wet. Wahaha..but at the end of it, I felt happiness. What a way to end a Busy and Tiring Tuesday and feel the warmth of Popoy's love once again. It is not ordinary that we do that, getting wet in the rain together. How I wish we were in UPLB, so we could soaked into the heavy rain. Hay..dreaming again.
Woohoo! That is just one story and it lights me a little bit. Great!
~~> My HK Audit partner, Joel, gave me my training module (for the 2-days presentation skills training i missed because my boss didn't allow me since i am leaving the company, and they will spend 300.00USD for that. Hmp!) Then, he pacified me by telling me that, do not take it, it shall adds up to the baggage. What a partner, I will truly look forward to finding a colleague who is as thoughtful as him.
And tomorrow, I am taking my IELTS exam, for the last requirement of my application. Of course! I'd be absent once again.Wooohooo! Then, I'll get my ordered eyeglasses in Manila and reimbursed it here in my company (Hahaha..I shall maximize the benefits before I leave!). I shall also be dropping by Letran-Calamba, my dear alma mater. And Lastly, will take the much needed R&R. Hay..how's that?
Happiness on the Go! (^_^)
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
I am slowly creating a burden (anger that is!) in my heart right now.
I do not like it. But it naturally builds up there. (Or maybe I am nursing it too much.)
I cannot control it.
In no time, It shall burst out and this madness would not stop.
This is not good. Might come into something that I really cannot take and manage for I know thy self.
Really need that time alone with HIM!
Oh God, pardon me, I have forgotten you once again...hay...
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Chaucer, a blogmate and it is on the lazy sunday afternoon that I was able to take this one.
Instructions: Each player starts with 7 random habits/facts about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!
A - Age: On my silver year plus 3 months and 8 days.
B - Band Listening To Right Now: Parokya ni Bakekang este Edgar! hehe..all time favorite!
C - Career: Isang Chicken Pork Adobo..hehe..dreaming about working in Aussie Land. =)
D - Drink or Smoke: Drink lang..I am a bit asthmatic..tsaka ayoko ng amoy yosi..bad sa health..hehe..
E - Easiest Friends To Talk To: Gary & Grace plus a lot more..haha..
G - Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: Gummy Bears din..
H - Have a Boyfriend: Yup. my soon-to-be-hubby (assuming!) hehe..Engr. Gary Guiang Cacananta
I - In love: with Life and Honey Popoy
J - Junk Food You Like: Pringles..basta potato chips cheeze flavor.
K - Kids: none as of the moment..baka sa 2012 pa..wahaha..
L - Longest Ride Ever: Baguio pa lang..poor me..
M - ??????????????
N - Names For Your Future Kids:
O - One Wish You Have Now: Makapasa sa aking new job. =)
P - Phobias: tiny little creatures..si mabait na bubwit at si makulit na kokak!
Q - Favorite Quote: Borrowing from Mec "the best is yet to come"... =)
R - Reasons To Smile: Gary, Family and simple pleasures, a smiling little kid who smiles at me..etc..
S - Sleeping Hours: 11pm-5am (is it enuf?)
T - Time You Woke Up: 5am =) im a morning person..
U - Unknown Fact About You: i'm crazy!!!! wahaha (it is very known)
V - Vegetable You Hate: veggies na slimmy..okra and the like..
W - Worst Habit: mag-surf sa net..
X - X-rays You've Had: a month ago during my pre-employment (ako din!)
Y - Yummy Foods: siomai ng papus plus banana-que/kamote-que plus coke!
Z - Zodiac Sign: Aries
now it's my time to tag this one to seven people...hehe..saka na lang.. =)
I am leaving.
And it is as I always tell everyone that parting is never easy. No matter how short or long you have been together, nor shallow or deep your relationship maybe. It will still be difficult for me to move that easy. But in the long run, you will able to see that it is not in that community you will be able to grow as a professional. Yah. I already rendered my resignation letter. The letter that will let me move to bigger and brighter horizons. I am happy to give it. Have contemplated about it more than a hundred times and although all the person, except my honey popoy, whom I have told my plan, do not agree with my early resignation, I still believe that the right time was last Friday morning. I have not made any flowery words with it. Actually, I only copied that from the sample letters in the net. Wahaha..poor me. No personal/emotional touch since I really just modified some to make it simple. Hehe. Nevertheless, I am completely satisfied. My mentor, which is Ms. Rizalina Dy, whom I admired so much for her hardwork and support accepted it wholeheartedly. Although, a day after, that was yesterday, I heard from my co-team member (Bev) that Ms. Riza cried to our ops lead (Julie). That would be one of the reason why I bid my farewell letter a bit early. For them to find a better replacement. Hopefully, my referred person (you know who you are) be able to qualify for my position.
And that's all..30-days countdown will start on the 15th of this month. =)
Wish me luck on my new journey...to somewhere else. Hehe..
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
It just felt a bit ironic since I passed all the tests, scored a bit higher than usual and still the vision of it is a bit blurry.
Come in Holy Spirit, bless me please and bring back the optimism that Nina always have.
Till my next post. =)
Sunday, July 1, 2007
By: Gregory P. Smith, author of Here Today Here Tomorrow: Transforming Your Workforce from High-Turnover to High-Retention
There are many reasons why good employees quit, most are preventable. From my years of experience as a consultant, I've identified a "Top Ten" list of reasons why people leave jobs:
1. Management demands that one person do the jobs of two or more people, resulting in longer days and weekend work.
2. Management cuts back on administrative help, forcing professional workers to use their time copying, stapling, collating, filing and other clerical duties.
3. Management puts a freeze on raises and promotions, when an employee can easily find a job earning 20-30 percent more somewhere else.
4. Management doesn't allow the rank and file to make decisions or allow them pride of ownership. A visitor to my website E-mailed me a message that said, "Forget about the
"professional" decisions-how about when you can't even select the company's holiday card without the President rejecting it for one of his own taste?"
5. Management constantly reorganizes, shuffles people around, and changes direction constantly.
6. Management doesn't have or take the time to clarify goals and decisions. Therefore, it rejects work after it was completed, damaging the morale and esteem of those who prepared it.
7. Management shows favoritism and gives some workers better offices, trips to conferences, etc.
8. Management relocates the offices to another location, forcing employees to quit or double their commute.
9. Management promotes someone who lacks training and/or necessary experience to supervisor, alienating staff and driving away good employees.
10. Management creates a rigid structure and then allows departments to compete against each other while at the same time preaching teamwork and cooperation.
Interesting, isn't it - that all ten factors begin with the phrase "Management...." Interesting, too, just how many of these high-turnover factors are preventable? My retention survey confirmed the truth of the saying, "Employees don't quit their companies, they quit their bosses." Thirty five percent of the respondents answered yes to the question, Was the attitude of your direct supervisor/manager the primary factor in your quitting a previous job?
Soft management skills-people skills-are the critical element in battling high turnover and creating a high-retention workforce or what I call, "retentionship."
About the Author Greg Smith is the "Retention Expert." He shows executives and business owners how to attract and keep customers and build organizations that retain and motivate its workforce. He is the author of the book, Here Today Here Tomorrow: Transforming Your Workforce from High-Turnover to High-Retention.
What score did you get huh? If you got more than 7...you better think and plan your career now.
And what does this implies to my career here in my current company..
weeeeh! Wait for my next posts..I know you got a better idea bout it!
Tata! Happy Sunday!