One Time Rant

Now, more often than not, I should be productive with things that would make me a better person and not stoop down on somebody's outrageous level of insecurity just because HE (yes it's a HE), can't even grow a ball to face and deal with his horrible issues in life! 
Yes, for the longest time, despite all the prayers and enormous self-control, I find myself wanting to write an entry for this egocentric neanderthal man, who knows nothing about my boyfriend and needs to be put in his proper place!

Yup - Facebook is a social network page and everyone has their right to be bitter and moan about their coffee-fuelled rant about other people. But do you honestly have to exceedingly and dramatically put facebook statuses that are nothing more than poor judgement attacks on some "mystery" person whom you feel has offended your ego? Or gloat and boast to make yourself feel better? Or complain hoping for a little sympathy?

Seriously, kudos on acting like a highschool here! Duh! 

Now, relax.. Im just making a casual observation. I just don't know why you don't just come out and openly put your intended target on blast for all to see, there's hardly a difference. And, I could be wrong here, but maybe, just maybe, if you're at the point where telling Facebook about your issue is your only outlet, the person with whom you take issue probably doesn't even know there's a problem, much less give a f*ck!
I know you're just trying to get as many people to come to your pity party as possible, and it's a lot of effort, but... at the cost of airing your personal issues to the public? Is it worth it? Do you really think it's better that everyone sees how pathetic lonely you are? Or how many times you rode a train all by yourself? Or the fact that you couldn't even manage to compose a simple request letter to your boss? There's an element of over-sharing your rants in facebook that is just noooot so cool anymore! I do not presume to know you any better because first of all we're not even “friends” on Facebook but if you still want to put some decency to your pathetic lonely life, do yourself a favor and - cut it out! Please. 

--> Whew! Felt good to get that out! PS. This is a one-time rant!


Your Hugs Are My Favorite

Happiness is hard to come by in this lifetime, but YOU have given me more than my fair share. <3


In the tradition, of goodbye letters and everything in between…

And .. at the risk of sounding melodramatic, READ ON...

Life sometimes has surprises for us, and brings a chance when decisions are always tough to make. But I have come to accept the fact that it might just be the time for me to shake things up by accepting a new challenge and in the process leave some people behind.

Tomorrow marks the beginning of a fresh start and another chance to make dreams come true.

A month and two weeks after my 5th anniversary in Exped**, I bid adieu!!

My 5 years at PS, has been most memorable and fruitful. I will bring with me the bloopers, the fun, the irateness, the haggardness and thoughtfulness of all my passengers, (and agents hehe). But more than the calls, I will miss the people, the folks who have put a face and a heart to an otherwise voice box. These are the people of Expe***.com!!!!! ^_^

TO :

TIER I FOLKS (active and resigned)

E119 peeps ~ ( Steph, Toni, Pril, Louie, Manong Rudyard, TJ, Will, Alvin, Connie ) If not for you guys, I would'nt last 5 years in this account, you are my source of strength and inspiration, my most favorite, cherished and loved people. What we have, is one of those things that cannot be changed by time, or distance! We, remained and always will be, the one and only, Manila's Finest! :)

I also have to give credit where credit is due .. to my mentor-guru-supervisor-manager-friend, my own personal hero ~  If there is one person who has to take responsibility for my long stay here in PS, that would be my first ever supervisor - Dennis Troy Ferre.  He has truly been part of my journey, guiding, nurturing, prodding me to go on when I did want to quit during nesting, when I just wanted to give up even before my 6th month appraisal. Your character in general makes you the best supervisor and manager I have ever known. Thank you very much Daddy for being there!

To all my Tier 1 Supervisor, konti lng nman kau ~ Sir Hasher Mendieta, Sir Mon Abad, Melai, Karen and Dhi. Sa mga naging Mentors ko ~ Suzi, Mommy Elle Dalusung and Mommy Leah Balid. .. "When in doubt... release the call.. este.. ASK!". Astig kayo! Thank you for believing in me and embracing my eccentricity as an agent. Hehe!

To my trainers, CST - Aubrey Claire Quizon, I will never forget the 4-week CST (where I would always say that I have never studied so hard in my life!), Nesting, and endorsement to Ops. My first perfect CSAT coming on my 1st week of Nesting is simply unforgettable. Sabre Training - Deana Abella. Tier II Training - Glenn Destacamento, Thank you both for the wisdom!

Former Teamates na active pa sa ops ~ you know who you guys are, konti na lang nman ang natitira... Chayder, H, Maj, Golipatan, Kuya Ed, Canete, Moya, Jaja, and for those I forgot to mention, please forgive me, and, as usual, thank you and see you around guys!

OIC/Mentor Project ~ Renan, Ariane, Rom, Dhi, Moya, Aidz, Eden, CJ, Chen, Charles, Mots, Louie, Marlene, Wendy. It's been a pleasure and privilege to have worked with you guys. Thank you for sharing that moment and I wish you all the best!

To those Agents that I've handled being your Mentor, ( active and resigned ), my gaaaz.. sa dami nyo di ko na babanggitin isa isa, total of 6 batches, kilala nyo na kung sinu kau! Thank you for the privilege of serving and teaching you people. More than anything else, I thank you for your dedication. For giving it your best shot even if the world seems to conspire against all your efforts. I can say that it was my most memorable and humbling experience. To inspire and to be friends with you guys, sobrang pinagmamalaki ko yan. I've come to realize that the greatest thing about being a mentor is that, it's not just about the authority or the experience but actually the chance to change someone else's life - that of helping that individual to achieve the best they can be, is indeed, even more fulfilling than hoping to get that black lanyard on my neck. I can never be more proud.

SSD/Exchange Desk Peepz ~ Sir Titor, Maya, Rom, Faye, Don, Arjane, Hazel, Ian, Rowkie, AJ .. the only regret that I have is that I was unable to get to know some of you all better. Nonetheless, I enjoyed being part of this team even for just a short period of time. Yeah, it was short, pero xobrang fun to have worked with you guys. Sobrang petix at gaan ng entire Expe career ko yan. Thank you! For the good days and the bad ones, for the stories in between calls, mga sabre commands na hindi na kabisado at napanag inipan pa, mga kaharutan, mga EOP and surfing non work related sites violations, the never-ending laughter, the encouragements, the hugs, drinking and videoke sessions after shift sa Sukina, Gilidans at kung saan saan pa. Every second spent with you guys are additional memories.. I’m sure you’ll go places.. and I am proud of you all.

TIER II FOLKS ~  I know that the past months have put a lot of test to the level of customer service that we give. (Thank you for the OOS pnr's, Eureka Articles that would simply state : "escalate to tier II", incentive na sa panaginip na lng makukuha.. *hehe bitter).. No, but seriously, I believe that even the most annoying customers, clients and our (beloved) tier 1 agents can become the best part of our workday when their demands push us to new levels of creativity. We can bless the circumstances, and welcome the chance to discover who we are and what we can do. Just think of it as a remedial class on lessons in life. Remember that when the going gets tough and the long queues are overwhelming, look for things that will energize you so that you can continue to inspire others. ( I know! It's easier said than done ). For about a year and two months that I have worked with the finest of individuals of Tier II team, I have learned tremendously. If not for your constant support and encouragement I would not have been able to perform my duties well. Professionally, I have gained a lot of knowledge and I shall always cherish this as one of the most satisfying phases in my career. Personally too,  I have shared a special bonding with all of you : Rom, Faye, Dah, Don, Ethan, Sol, Mommy Ren, Mara, Megs, Kai, Shada, Bridge, Lee'o, Arjane, Rica, Mark B and Mark J, Mommy Jo, Ash, Elaine, Gally, Aiks, Pearl, Logan, Rham, Joewa, Japhet, Sheena, Lyra, Dee, LouGrant, Lot, Duane, Kuya Nino, Dan, Annalyn, Wella, BJ, Jonnarizza Jayma, Dannie, Te Ayan, Arlene, Tin, Arvie, Raquel, Tins, Jerome, Micah, Anne, Rex, Daphne, Ivan, Dexter, .... One of the best group of people I have ever met. It is an honor for me to have crossed paths with you all.. Thank You guys so much! I suppose, what is touching behind all these, is not so much of the companionship we found in each other, but the friendship that will last a lifetime!

Thank you to all the team managers who may or may not know me personally, being under their micro team. Thank you to all my t2 sups ( mommy Rhen, Sol, Renan and Ms.Nel, for being so persevering and understanding. Surely, your influence has brought me where I am now .. I can never thank you enough.

To my closest Exped** friends ~ Rom, Faye, Dah, Don, Ethan, Dhi, Carl .. Thank you. For listening.. specially during moments that I have laid bare my soul, it means a whole lot to me. Being your friend, is one of the best memories I’m going to keep. The laughter and the bittersweet moments, the endless discussions about life, love and our road trips. I've managed to get a glimpse of the person that you all are outside work.. and that for me is enough. I've shared with you my wishes and my hopes. You guys made my entire stay in Exped** worthwhile. Thank you for the friendship and I wish you all the best. Basta, remember that GOOD things happen to Good People. :)

It was a most pleasant and rewarding experience, not, because of the job nor the pay, but because of the people. I have come across all sorts of folks with different strokes, different ages, personalities, creed and race. I would like to think that 5 years just passed was well worth the sleepless nights, the dreams and nightmares of saying "thank you for calling Exped**.com, or "thank you for calling tier 2 team".

I may have had some unpleasant experiences, but what I will keep in my memory bank would be the happiest moments with all of you.  It really was a time well spent, a time that promises to have more than 10 gigabytes of my memory.

Life is about not knowing.. having to change.. taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. The brightest future will always be based on - learned but not forgotten past. You can't get on well in life until you let go of the past, failures and heartaches....There are things we didn’t want to happen but have to experience. Things that we don’t want to know but have learned. People (friends and colleagues) who we can’t live without, but have to let go of...

To all, thank you for the opportunity and the privilege to learn, to grow and to live.

Thank you for letting me be a part of your life, and likewise being part of mine.

See you around. Au revoir!

Maraming, maraming salamat po!

And so, in the tradition, of goodbye letters and everything in between...

This has been  **TIERII/ALMYRA/AZ8/MNL/29JAN12**, ..officially, SIGNING OFF!


My Happy Food.

Once you pop.. you can’t stop! Hahaha.
No, not another one of your junkfood slogan.
Just my ULTIMATE “tsi-chirya”  —> Oishi’s Gourmet Picks. And it has to be KIMCHI FLAVOR. Sad to say, it’s a hard-to-find variant. I would always had to go all the way to the nearest 7/11 store just to check if they have it. Sometimes I get lucky, but most of the time NOT.
So next time you think of buying me a present either for Birthday or Christmas, this is one on my wishlist! Bon Appetit!


A Taste of Defeat

“I once heard that Paul Seymour said as much as winning an NBA Championship, he’d like to see the Celtics lose a game after Auerbach brought out the cigar so he could go up to Arnold and stuff the cigar in his face.” ~ Celtics point guard Bob Cousy

May Pag-asa Pa by JoyPatrick

My hat goes off to you for a job well done! Two thumbs up! Congratulations joy and duane! Mga officemates ko toh! Clap clap clap!

And this might probably the first and last time that I'll join as a cast ng kahit anung video, I simply look awkward and weird! Hehe my bad. But the experience #bts (behind the scene) is surprisingly worth the hassle!

SUIT UP! ^_^



“you set it again my heart’s in motion
every word feels like a shooting star
i’m at the edge of my emotions
watching the shadows burning in the dark”

( ~ hayst, i wonder how a single word (text) could make a whole lot difference .. i’m back to square one.. Gawd I_heart_this_song so much! )

Where to?

Well the place is not so paradise-y anymore. At least that’s my own opinion.

I just went there last month, along with some of my closest friends Kristal and Khar. And I must say, it doesn’t look as appealing as it was like before. However, if you’ll gonna be there with your other close friends, I guess it wouldn’t have to be a bad idea after all.

Marked my starbucks planner for 03. 20-23. That’s 4d/3n!

It could’ve been TAG (Bohol) or LAO (Ilocos). The last time I visit those places was way back college days!

I’m missing Vigan and Pagudpud from the North. I miss Vigan’s “okoy” and all the old rustic spanish houses, t’was like I’ve travelled back to the 18th century!! I miss the waves and sands and winds of Pagudpud.

Baclayon Church, Loboc River and Panglao Island from South! The sand.. and white beach of Bohol Beach Club .. chocolate hills and the underground caves.

Si Cebupac going to KLO (Kalibo) lang ang binigay na promo fare for March.

Oh well, I still have April, May and June anyway for the rest of my summer plans.

So I’d probably enjoy the thought that I’ll be in Boracay again with my office friends. This time, with Marcella, Ethan, Luisa, Tanzie, Enid. Excited much! ^_^


It means .. let’s cross over.

From your past. From your comfort zones. In short, complete change. A major overhaul.

It’s about your own expedition towards NEW START. It was about setting aside the relationship ghosts of the past and focusing more on the current, best and most significant relationship of all ~ your relationship with yourself .. and God.
After all, CHANGE is the only constant thing in this world, aside from God.


Au revoir means ..

 I'll be seeing you again my friend.. Thank you for your loyalty! Thanks for just being there.


'Tis the Season!

Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noel! Merry Christmas! Maligayang Pasko!

Tree lights that sparkle and dance in your eyes.
Giggles of gladness and squeals of surprise.
Treats to be tasted and gifts to be found.
Music and laughter and hugs all around.

Bright home made memories
and sweet dreams come true.
Moments to live in my heart,
All year through!


Kasi naman Kasi ..

Pagod na pagod na ako .. maghapon ka na kasing tumatakbo sa isipan ko. Kasi naman kasi ... ^_^


Happy 365th!

It’s been a year when I got a text message. And it says : “When you know that it will make you happy - grab it! Because you’ll never know if there would be any second chances. Ald*** here. H’wag ka na maguluhan.”

For a year, there was …
Don’t take it back. ‘coz I’m not willing to part ways with it.
Maybe you do? Seeing me is immaterial to the issue. Feeling it, IS. Heart Beats.
… There are reasons, that reason doesn’t know.
… We are all part of each other’s lives. If someone was about to slip, someone else could catch him. ~ Mitch Albom
… As always, I’m your At*y. Trust and confidence ba.
… Jet’aime.
… Amusing lang pala ha. :(
… Are we both special to you? You are not answering my question. But it’s okay, mas matagal mo na sya kilala.
… At*y told me that he misses you too.. and he _ _ _ _ you too.
… Natutuwa is somewhat synonymous to kinikilig.
… Di na ba magbabago isip mo in going out with him? Even if I ask you out tonight?

But then, there was also ..
… Persistence tramples resistance.
… To love someone, when that love has no chance at thriving, that’s Romance.
… I never had indigestion in words that I eat.

And then.. now.. it's SILENCE.
But it’s okay, I still sing Paramore whenever I miss you “for you are, the only exception” .. and those of Gwen Stefani’s .. “you really love me underneath it all”.

And I still thank God for giving me such a saving friendship. For me, it’s still a gift, a blessing ~ PRO BONO.

Because I believe, you came when I was at my lowest. Saved by the bell. Thank you. And despite the silence ~ Happy 365th!

Here's To The New Chapter!

It seems like only yesterday when I accompanied you to your college graduation. And now, with God’s grace, giving birth to your first born. As your big sister I could not let such a momentous occasion pass without telling you that it has been a joy to see you delight yourself with the Lord and to see Him give you the desires of your heart.

Remember that being a wife and mother really IS a noble and sacred calling like no other.

Under mountains of dishes and laundry, sleepless nights, thousands of diaper changes and days when you wonder what you have accomplished besides getting baby Lance fed, it can be easy to feel like you aren’t doing much in life. But just remember that these more mundane tasks are all part of a greater work for God. As a mother you are raising mighty warriors for the Lord. I can tell you that while it is a lot of plain, honest hard work, no career could be more fulfilling than raising the children God has given you alongside the man God has given you.

As for you (Julius), my dear brother-in-law, it is with great joy that we welcome you to the family. Not only did you seem so perfectly suited for my sister, but you seemed perfectly suited to our whole family as well.

Congratulations in advance Mina and Julius for your new BLESSINGS. Hope to see and carry baby Lance soon!

Thus, out of small beginnings greater things have grown by God’s hand who made all things out of nothing, and gives being to all things that are.

Remember .. You are still my sister and will ALWAYS be my sister and I will ALWAYS love you.



Miss 'em much? Hehe..

Still Here

No matter what’s in between n0w and before, I’m just glad we’re still here.. A little different but still here. ^_^

To Be Near You

Are you just a habit? Or some kind of addiction. Can't seem to get you out of my system. Am I truly hopeless. Am I being pathetic. Are you even aware of my existence.


Bye Bye Bye!

All I want for Christmas ..  is a good ‘ol vacation ~ sea.sand.sun.
But I don’t think I’ll get it. For a handful of reasons, I couldn’t … Although a good friend of mine already made an offer I couldn’t resist, paying the airfare and all that, I just can’t.
Say sayonara to my Bora plans. At least for now. I guess I’ll be seeing you in Summer! ~_~


Muggle Thoughts

Grew up reading-watching and quoting them. But it’s just too sad to watch the last installment of The Harry Potter Series this month. Though I can’t think of anyone more ideally suited for their character than this three person in the picture. Good job Daniel, Emma and Rupert!

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ~ Albus Dumbledore / Harry Potter and The Prizoner of Azkaban

A Promise

Love isn’t love until you give it away. But love will only have life when it is shared by two people who believe in its meaning, by people who share one goal, one commitment, and by people who are selflessly loyal to each other.

Just my two cents.

And that is what these two folks are going to promise on the 5th. Goodluck you guys. Godbless and Best Wishes! ^_^