Entries for July, 2007

yes, you got it. i'm referring to the movie transformers. watched it at galleria with my kids last sunday. and it was great. totally kick ass movie i should say. i've been asking my son every now and then abt the characters. medyo nakakalito kase kung di mo talaga pinapanood. i was totally in awe specially during the fight scenes among the autobots. grabe napanganga talaga ako.

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on my career front naman, am counting down the days na lang. i am joining my new company on the 16th. and my boss haven't found my replacement yet. kinakabahan ako. worse comes to worst feeling ko papaextend nya pa ako. kainis! i have applied for a 3 day terminal leave para kahit papano makarest ako. as expected, disapproved. well, i just need to have more faith that God knows the right timing for everything.

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on issues of the heart, i miss my hubby. but i guess i have adjusted a bit. no more tears! (hehehe parang shampoo commercial) pag di ko natiis talaga. after 6 mos susunod ako sa kanya. i've been telling him that pero di sya agree. its not safe daw. better for me to stay with the kids.

sus my kids are grown up na. funny, my son na kabilin bilinan ni hubby i-memorize ang multiplication table (alam nya kaso ang bagal magcompute) tuwing hawak nya yung ginawa ko sa papel na table nakakatulog. hayyy san ka pa?

my eldest girl naman mukhang may napupusuan nya. sabi ko sa kanya at saka na yung bf pag college na nya. (as if naman! ako nga 13 pa lang may bf na kaya ako....grrrrr...) o diba pasaway ang nanay.

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last night my maid cooked caldereta. pero di mukhang caldereta mukhang pinaglaruang patatas at karne. sabi nya ganon daw luto ni hubby. sabi ko naman sigurado ba sya na nakita nya pano ginawa kase di ganon dapat ang hitsura nung pagkain. hayyy nakunsumi ako. told her next time to follow the cook book na lang kaysa nanghuhula sya ng lulutuin nya. nawalan talaga ako ng gana kagabi. sigh

Currently listening to: anything - jojo
Currently feeling: sleepy
Posted by princess_bride on July 3, 2007 at 10:55 AM | dance with me
It has been four years and a hundred days since I have joined . Success was a rough road to tread only to realize what matters most at the end of the day. I am honored and proud to have worked with such great minds and kind hearts as well. I shall cherish the experience, learning, challenges, and most of all the friendships I have forged during my stay here.

To my team, who traveled this road with me. I salute all of you for all the hard work, dedication and commitment you have shared. It is in this team's strength that I have been holding on to during our most trying moments. Thank you.

To my mentors, Mam S and Mam T, I have learned so much from your leadership. I would like to thank you for the trust you have given me to be able to handle bigger responsibilities. I shall carry all the lessons you have taught me in my future endeavors. Thank you.

To my colleagues, I would like to thank you for the ups and downs, the disagreements and the intelligent conversations....for it is in these that wonderful friends have been found.

It has been my pleasure working with all of you. I wish you all success.

This song is for all of you – especially to my Team. Keep the faith!

By Brian Mcknight

Dark is the night
I can battle the storm
Never say die
I've been down this road before
I'll never quit
I'll never lay down, mm
See I promised myself that I'd never let me down

[1] - I'll never give up
Never give in
Never let a ray of doubt slip in
And if I fall
I'll never fail
I'll just get up and try again

Never lose hope
Never lose faith
There's much too much at stake
Upon myself I must depend
I'm not looking for place ashore
I'm gonna win

I'll stop at nothing
There's still a ways to go, oh
Someway, somehow
Whatever it takes, I know
I'll never quit, no no
I'll never go down, mm, mm
I'll make sure they remember my name
A hundred years from now

[Repeat 1]

When it's all said and done
My once in a lifetime will be back again
Now is the time
To take a stand
Here is my chance
That's why I...

[Repeat 1]

Mmm, I'm gonna win
Currently listening to: half-crazy - freestyle
Currently feeling: sad
Posted by princess_bride on July 10, 2007 at 11:47 AM | dance with me
okey. i had 5 days to refresh and to spend time doing stuff i couldn't do while i was employed. tuesday was officially my last day at work and it was a sad day to part with good friends.

afterwhich is MY time. yes!!! wednesday was NBI renewal time. Gad the long que gave me the chance to finish two chapters in Memoirs of a Geisha. met up with a friend...snuggled up a bit to destress...and went home feeling heady and cheerful.

thursday was bedtime. yup, slept a lot and continued reading the book. nice time to hybernate

friday went online for awhile. uploaded pics on my friendster. dinner time was bonding with highschool friends. cafe juanita was the place again. its very cozy you can chat for hours. and a very discreet place as well.

saturday did some errands at galleria and went to the grocery to buy some stuff.

sunday bonding with kids. cooked lunch for them. wow its been a long time. i'm glad they loved it. went to the salon with my eldest in the afternoon and enjoyed foot spa while she had a haircut.

i'm excited tomorrow. whatever is in store for me in my new work i hope everything turns out for the best.
Currently listening to: so far away - bamboo
Currently reading: memoirs of a geisha - a. golden
Currently feeling: refreshed
Posted by princess_bride on July 15, 2007 at 09:22 PM | 2 danced with me
i'm back in the busy streets of makati. my first day was well...kinda topsy turvy. since it was a new company (communication business and network business of two big telco companies joined together) the financial reports where all over the place. i mean ALL OVER!

the two business are using different systems. and this is where the problem comes in. there are tools to integrate the financial data that was so complicated it made my head swirl. the advantage is i'm in during the birth pains. pioneer so to speak. and if all goes well, then my career will follow suit.

its different to work for a multinational. local companies did their best to scrimp on its resources. while multinational companies are generally very generous to its employees. the working environment is so cozy and pleasing to the eyes. the pantry was so big and even complete with stuff (overflowing brewed coffee, juice, iced tea, etc).

i was pretty overwhelmed at what the company provided for the employees. and the best part was - they weren't strict with time. i can do more mommy stuff at home. its great....but i bit my lip trying to be mum abt it. i don't want to spoil things just yet. i am only in the beginning. let's see how this path in my career gives me.
Currently listening to: this is my now - jordin sparks
Currently feeling: impressed
Posted by princess_bride on July 16, 2007 at 09:51 PM | 2 danced with me
wowie. last week was info overload week. went thru the usual process walk thru from HR and other groups that i have interface with. my initial assessment - i'm going to enjoy my work here. hehehe

very challenging. to be a part of a quasi new company. although the company where both businesses came from are already old in the industry, merging them of course calls for re-evaluating the existing processes and tailor fitting them to the new business. the integration of the financial data itself is already a big challenge. hopefully by 2009 the consolidation of the data will be smooth flowing by then.

i don't think i will be having problems in terms of blending in with the people around. they are all really nice and very accommodating. my trade off lang siguro here is not being able to play my music loud. hehehe super quiet nakakahiya mag-ingay. my laptop speakers is all i can manage to use right now.

on the homefront naman, i am getting in the groove in preparing meals for my kids. i try to prepare at least one meal during the weekend. my son said i should do the cooking na lang everyday. lagot! hahaha

as to my sideline naman, quite busy lapit na filing ng 2nd quarter ITR and quarterly vat report. toxic na naman. buti na lang may laptop hindi na ako makikipag-agawan with my kids sa PC. i just have to work out on installing a wi-fi router so i can access internet as well and also SAP.
Currently listening to: walk away - paula deanda
Currently feeling: working
Posted by princess_bride on July 23, 2007 at 10:10 AM | dance with me
the perks:

> a more linient working time (honesty based log-in system)
> generous provision of office resources (laptop/s, service phone-n93i, service sim-unlimited usage, etc.)
> wonderful employee benefits for me and my family
> training opportunities - local and abroad
> very down to earth executives
> nice boss

and the trade-offs:

> can't play my music on my booster speakers
> have to walk a long way going to the mall/ gym

hmmmm....can hardly believe that the perks overweighed the trade-offs. i am actually working on my dream job. parang too good to be true. and sometimes i even ask myself if i really deserve this. been working hard for more than 10 years and its only now that i am this comfortable in my working environment.

now ko lang na-enjoy yung balance of work and family life. i actually have time to take care of my kids. pagdating sa bahay i can still teach them in their assignments, guide them in their projects, cook meals for them, go out with friends, go to the gym, etc.

my weekends i can spend with my kids or working on my sideline. talk abt having the best of both worlds.
Currently listening to: signal fire - snowpatrol
Currently feeling: thankful
Posted by princess_bride on July 30, 2007 at 10:02 AM | 2 danced with me
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