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26 November 2007

Monday Madness

I came to work a bit late today because I still feel queasy (eversince friday, I feel nauseous almost all the time) and found a montain of paperwork to be accomplished and reports to be done due tomorrow! Why does my always start this way? It's not as if I don't do the work assigned to me on time... it's just that work keeps piling up because I do all the work alone in a department that's supposed to consist of three people at the very least! I cannot help but whine about stuff like these because I always feel stressed and pressed for time. I really hope the staffing pattern for our office be enforced already because I don't know until when I would be able to endure this much work pressure. Specially now that I am not feeling well...

And now there are a lot of office intrigues and gossip going around and they are just irritating! It's not that I'm the one being gossiped about but it's just so frustrating to think that these people have spare time to gossip and cause intrigues about our co-workers when there are others, like me, who work almost non-stop! Well, I guess in an organization there are always certain factors that you cannot control and would definitely dampen your spirits but I really pray that things would work out without people getting hurt.

22 November 2007

The Name Tag

I got this tag long ago already but I just saw the tag today... sorry Anne! I frequent your other blog kasi that's why it's only now that I saw the tag...

YOUR GANGSTA NAME: Rocky Road Milano
YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: H.Yad
YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: Espiritu ParaƱaque
SUPERHERO NAME The Yellow Four Seasons
NASCAR NAME: Eleuterio Ildefonso
STRIPPER NAME: Clinique Snickers
SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: Christmas Daisy
CARTOON NAME: Strawberry Blousey
HIPPY NAME: Bacon Yellowbell
YOUR PORN NAME: Twinkle Bonifacio

Again... sorry... i'm not tagging others anymore because it's been a while and i don't know who tagged who already.

21 November 2007


I got this from Mhay but didn’t realize it until today… hehehe, sorry Mhay, I thought it was just the friendships online that you tagged me with… anyways, here it goes:

1. How long have you been blogging?
I started blogging (with Blogger) November of 2004 but I was maintaining a different blog before that, I just got more comfortable using blogger.

2. What inspired you to start a blog and who are your mentors?
Way before I started blogging, I like keeping a journal already so blogging is like an extension of that for me. I was most convinced to keep on blogging when I saw that there were many others who were maintaining one specially before I got married when I joined W@W.

3. Are you trying to make money online, or just doing it for fun?
Like my other fellow bloggers, the money making part is only recently… I’m basically keeping the blog because I like doing so and not just for the money.

4. Tell me 3 things you LOVE about being online.
(Mhay really hit the bullseye with this so I’m just repeating her answers since I have the same reasons as her)
- I gained of friends.
- I get to learn a lot of new things also.
- It lets me earn extra money.

5. Tell me 3 things you STRUGGLE within the online world.
- Not having enough time to really be online.
- Putting into words the things that I would like to do so on time (or else the moment passes me by).
- Gaining more traffic towards my blog.

Floor Manager

Ooops, it’s not what you think, this is not about a working person’s title… it’s about how we can better manage our floors, particularly our garage floors. Often, we take for granted the floors in this part of our house. We beautify our living room floors and bedroom floors but we seldom think of improving or beautifying our garage floors. But when we think about it, we invest so much in our vehicles and in preserving our cars to the best of our ability and yet the foremost place where we leave our vehicles is left with bare concrete floors that crack and get stained with constant tire and foot traffic. Besides, where else do we spend time tinkering away at our cars than our garage? No worries… the most practical yet attractive garage flooring could be found at CAR GUY GARAGE. You can choose from a wide variety of floor tiles or you can even just treat the existing concrete floor you have with professional grade epoxy. So, with these choices, we can be better “Floor Managers”!

17 November 2007

Friendships Made Online

I got this from Mhay:

Thank you so much Mhay, it's things like these that makes me want to continue blogging... I'm really glad that I have online friends like you...

And to Toni, Anne, Che and Kathy... I am awarding the same to you. You are really considered treasures when it comes to online connections, and I am grateful for friends like you!

Back from Baguio

I arrived at around 10pm last night from a three-day seminar in Baguio... Now I feel so tired, and I took extra vitamin C supplements because I feel a bout of colds coming. I must tell you that I have been to Baguio several times before already and I've stayed at Teacher's Camp several times already also but this is the worst experience I've had visiting Baguio and Teachers' Camp. First, the room that we were assigned didn't have a comfort room of it's own so we had to share a common CR and shower stalls with almost a hundred other participants. And then the room also didn't have a single electrical socket so we had to go out to the hallway and plug our cellphone chargers there and stand there waiting or sit on the floor of the hallway or leave our phone there for anyone to see and get! In the morning I had to wake up super early so I would be able to take a shower because like I said we had to share 6 shower stalls with many others, and if you're late in taking a shower you would experience very little water supply or none at all and you have to wait several minutes for them to replenish their water in their tanks or something to get water again. But what's worse is there is not a hint of a heating system for the water so you end up taking a shower with freezing cold water! Haaay, I don't mind that so much because I like getting cold showers (although normally not that cold) but most of the participants are already middle-aged and some are even as old as my Mom so you can just imagine their agony in having to endure the cold weather as well as the cold showers as well! And then the overflowing number of participants rendered the dining hall jam-packed! If you were one of those people who walks slowly then you would have to endure the long lines queued to have breakfast, lunch or dinner. And if you're one of the really, really unlucky ones, after lining up and waiting for a long time you end up with a different, less tasty, hastily prepared make-do of a meal because the supply of the meal that the earlier diners were served has already been consumed. Haay, naku! And as if matters weren't bad enough... it rained, and rained, and rained... the 2nd day of the seminar granted us rains that made it even harder for us to enjoy Baguio. It's a good thing that the last day was a bit more cheerful because we were blessed with sunny weather and the organizers decided to fast-track the last topics so we could go home early. I am not blaming anyone though, this is just a typical rant, stating my dilemma about the situation... I know that Teacher's Camp is under a lot of renovation now and that the unexpected influx of participants gave the organizers of the seminar a situation where they had to make-do with a lot of things, but hey... I'm entitled to whine a little, right?

I still like Baguio though, I love the weather and I like seeing flowers bloom all around you so I would still come back and bring my hubby there (who is from Ilocos Sur, a stone's throw away from Baguio, but he has never been thre) this January... I would just have to make sure that we would have better accomodations and we would be able to enjoy the scenery and the weather! Anyways, I'm here now... home, safe and devoid of pasalubong because we werent able to go out and scout for the usual things we buy from Baguio, but there's still January...

08 November 2007

The Rule of 8

a while back Meng tagged me with this but I'm only posting this in reply now because of the crazy workload I had... sorry Meng, but as they say... "better late, than never" so here goes...

* write 8 facts about yourself
* in the 8 facts, you share 8 things that your readers don't know about you. at the end, you tag as much other bloggers to keep the fun going. each blogger must post these rules first
* each blogger starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves
* at the end of the post, a blogger needs to choose as much people to get tagged and list their names.
* don't forget to leave them a comment telling them that they're tagged and to read your blog


1. After each bath, no matter how tired, sleepy or in a rush I am, I "ALWAYS" put lotion on my entire body first before dressing up.

2. I don't eat okra, saluyot or any other "slimy" veggies/food.

3. I'm a certifiable couch potato.

4. I'm totally addicted to the game "Harvest Moon", whether it be on the PC, gameboy or PSP.

5. I'm a hoarder... when I like a certain product, I buy lots of it and keep replenishing stocks of it (meaning I never run of the stuff).

6. I'm a pre-med graduate but not a lot of people would have guessed that because my work has no relation whatsoever to my degree.

7. I'm totally dependent on others when it comes to going to places I've never been to before. As in no matter how detailed the instructions are (even if you write them down) I will not go anywhere I've never been to before without someone else with me. Let's just say I'm "geographically-challenged"

8. My favorite past time is... SLEEPING or SHOPPING! hehehe! extremes di ba?

Anyways, I'm tagging Anne, Thet, Cheryl, Mhay, Toni and Kathy. If you guys have been tagged with this before, never mind, sorry... I've just been out of the blogging world for quite some time now that I don't know who's tagged with what already...

07 November 2007

Practical Gift Shopping

Christmas is almost here and for most of us working wives, shopping for our loved ones could be a bit difficult. First there is the issue of "what to buy", I mean yes we know our loved ones' likes and dislikes but sometimes, it's still frustrating to come up with meaningful gifts that they would really appreciate. And then there's the "how much?" aspect, I mean we can't all spend loads of money on gifts! And then I found out about ... It got me excited again over the prospect of shopping for my loved ones. Here's the 411: You'll find it all here, whether it be a gorgeous watch for Mom or a nifty gadget for a tekki brother... name it and has it! Oh and the best part about it is DISCOUNT!!! You get all sorts of discounts and freebies that you just can't help yourself but thank your lucky stars that you found out about it. Like the gorgeous watch I was thinking of buying my mom, could be found at Sears at 20% discount and the nifty gadget for my brother who is addicted to gaming consoles could be found at Best Buy with a 100$ discount plus add-ons! So if you're like me, who wants to buy good stuff at friendly prices, you should definitely check out for a worry-free and definitely practical christmas shopping!

06 November 2007

It's my Blogoversary!

Yey! It's been 3 years since I first started with this blog and, lo and behold... the blog is still standing! or floating, or whatever, basta it's still here... lately there have been less updates but things are finally settling down to a routine and a slower pace at work and maybe I'll have more time to blog. Anyways, I think the first ever post I had in blogspot had something to do with my engagement to charlie, and now we have been married for more than a year! wow, time really flies! Anyways, more updates to come... but for now, it's back to work for me... I just couldn't pass up on posting about my blogoversary today!