hope you enjoy reading! - mae :)


Mar 29, 2009

Simple Sunday Day Out

... since I'm leaving this Friday already, we went for a Sunday mass as a family. We had a difficult time getting a cab, so...

pic from the Kalesa Seat

we rode a Kalesa. It's my second time to ride one. :)

Mar 28, 2009

Earth Hour 2009

YES! we participated. i'm happy to have been able to participate in this world-initiative act that may change the future.

... and together.. we can all make a difference.

Mar 27, 2009

Ohio here we come!

It has been finalized.. actually, the travel has been concluded since two weeks ago I believe. I just didn't have the time to update my blog for many reasons.

Anyway, it's going to be my second time in the US. hehe, last year was Summer and it will be Spring this time when we go there. I will be with the biggest number of individuals so far so hopefully it will be a fun one too.

.. Can't wait to leave the hot and humid Manila!!

Mar 26, 2009

Missing Piece

... Singit lang

I didn't have the time yet to fix my template so I looked for something that I can use and found this. Bloggertricks exceeded their bandwidth again so the photos and background of my blog were replaced by UPGRADE TO PRO today pic.

.......... i have so many updates in-between that I haven't posted yet. argh!

Mar 23, 2009

three years and seven months

it's our monthsary today but we didn't plan anything special. i guess i would just like to thank him for the little surprise i received at the office today

Thanks Hon!

Mar 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to You!

to the man who

.. loves me
.. understands me
.. takes care of me
.. loves to see me giggle and laugh
.. has undying aspirations and goals in life
.. has unselfishly shared his time and all he has with me

to you dear birthday boy.. may the LORD bless you more and more.

happy birthday and i love you!

Mar 14, 2009

Fun Trip to the Mall

Kae and I were bored today so we decided to go to the mall and 'magpalamig'.
Kae was craving NYFD, so we got ourselves some. We ordered the biggest, err gigantic.. LOL size and consumed it in no time. I didn't like the pepper steak sauce that I tried, (pepper steak na naman?) hehehe.

After eating, we strolled lang. We saw SOP nga pala, performing there.. mark herras and the rest of the young stars. grabe naman sa tili mga tao.. kala ko nga magigiba ung mall eh, wehehehe.

Anyway, I also bought my Proactiv at Watsons earlier. Kae had a funny store to share. You all know Watsons right? So here it goes.
The line was typically queueing with about 5 or so people in line for each of the two counters. There was a young chinese kid with his father.. around 7 or 8 siguro yung age. This kid went to the counter and grabbed the yellow-brightly-colored FRENZY! He went to his father who'se queued on the line and asked "Daddy ano to, Candy or Vitamins!?" The daddy I think didn't know how to respond and Kae thinks the Daddy said "Go and ask the counter". Confused, the kid put the FRENZY back near the Cash Register where he took it. Few seconds after, he took the FRENZY again and asked the Cashier "Miss, ano to, Candy or Vitamins?" The cashier was smiling and lauhing a little bit. She didn't know what to tell the kid. Kae was lauhing hard that the innocent boy didn't get any answer. I glanced at the father who was just smiling too. Now the lines are getting cleared up. So imagine nearly everyone get to hear what the kid was inquiring. There was even a mother in front of his Daddy with her daughter smiling and laughing with the cashier.

When I got home, Marvin phoned me and I told the story about the curious kid. He himself wouldn't know what to say if that is his kid. I was thinking is it proper just to tell the kid that its for daddy's only? I'm not a parent so I wouldn't know, hehehehe.

Hmmmmm, what would you say??

Oh my, I just remembered.... hahaha. When I was young, I found TRUST C too in our house. Hihi, of course I didn't know what it was so I took it and opened it. Then I asked my tito what it was for. He said you blow it up and put it in the mothers tummy so she won't get pregnant. I asked my tito to blow it up for me. And he did until it popped.. and so I didn't ask anymore. Akalain mo... naalala ko lang!!

Mar 13, 2009

Pepper Steak

Tomorrow is Marvin's birthday.

He said he wants to eat somewhere we haven't dined before. I remembered Pepper Lunch in Rockwell because I've read so many reviews and blog entries about it. But I guess I was a little confused about Pepper Steak and Pepper Lunch during that time, and so I googled Pepper Steak instead, only to find out after few minutes that I was really craving to try was PEPPER LUNCH.

Anyhow, enough of the confusion. We still went to Glorietta to try Pepper Steak because Pepper Lunch is only available in Shangri-la and Rockwell.

We found Pepper Steak at the newly built and quite small, Glorietta 5.

served sizzling hot

my Beef Pepper Steak with Teriyaki Sauce

Can't remember what this was called but this is one of their House Special

I tried rotating the other picture several times but it still ended up vertically wrong, err.

I was really hungry at that time. My food didn't even last for 15 minutes, either it was small in serving or I was totally hungry. I didn't find the food extra special either. A steak served sizzling is not something new. I know House of Mini's is also a good choice. Serving size in Pepper Steak is not for big eaters too. Hindi siya pang malakihang gutom. You'll end up hungry again, just like Marvin, hahahhahaa.

I'm not sure what they offer differently though. I have to try it again.

But I ate all! Though hindi ako nabusog.

Mar 10, 2009

Philippines: Crying for Jobs

Few days ago I was watching ABS-CBN TV Patrol.. because I am back in the morning shift, therefore I get to enjoy what 'nights' can offer. Anyway, I just couldn't stand hearing and watching the news so I'm blogging about it.

Fresh Graduates rallied in front of DOLE because they are saying there are no more jobs in the market. They were there because they want jobs and they would want DOLE to give them JOBS.

The newscaster interviewed a young lady and asked her, how about call centers - why don't you try there? The lady replied "Hindi naman yun ka-linya ng tinapos ko eh"

Abah, choosy ang lola moh!

I don't have anything against people and newly grads following their dreams and aspirations in life. Who wouldn't want to work related to their field of study? If you want to be part of the IT or Industrial or Marketing or HRM industry then go and find a work there... but don't come running back, picketing in front of the local government that they should give you a job if you suddenly can't find any.

Common sense kids, you wouldn't die because you are working for a different industry. Hindi mo ikamamatay dahil marketing ang tinapos mo at nag-call center ka. In a company, there are different arms.. payroll, marketing, training, IT, etc. Not because you started as an agent means you'll end up an agent for the rest of your life. Lahat naman naguumpisa sa maliit. It's you who make your life.... no one else.

If you trust your capabilities, knowledge and skills.... i suggest you grab whatever is HOT in the market, a job decent enough to sustain your living. Sabi nga nila, on the average, a person changes career 5 times in his/her lifetime.

I am a graduate of Computer Science and now I am a Trainer in a Call Center. I started out as an agent 5 years ago. Now I'm halfway my dream salary :wink: I know a lot of people na hindi na din ka-linya ng tinapos nila ung trabaho nila. But they're happy, satisfied and contented. Siguro nga, nasa tao lang yan!

Plot your goals. Live your dreams. Work Hard, Work Smart. Do not stop reaching your own stars.

GoodLuck and enjoy your journey. Tama na ang mga rally!

Mar 8, 2009

Trainer Duty

It wasn't long ago when I first discover the Corregidor experience... and yet again for another adventurous experience, I went back... this time with different set of peeps.

It is part of being host to our guests that our company funds different activities - sometimes diving, out of town swimming (galera, pangasinan), shopping to different malls, Manila/ Philippine historical tour... just like the Corregidor tour.

So when our Systems Analyst (I think) was here, we get to bring him to Corregidor, that was my first time.

Our client was here for a three week Certification and so we offered a weekend tour for Corregidor.

The only difficulty he had was the sun. Sobrang init!! Check my MULTIPLY for more pictures. :)

Mar 7, 2009

The Final Set; Eraserheads Concert

Wikipedia - The Eraserheads or E-Heads was a prominent Pinoy rock band of the 1990s, formed by Ely Buendia, Raimund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala and Marcus Adoro. The band is one of the most successful, critically-acclaimed, and significant bands in the history of Original Pinoy Music, learning them the accolade, "The Beatles of the Philippines”.The Eraserheads are also credited for spearheading a second wave of Manila band invasions, ]paving the way for a host of influential Philippine alternative rock bands such as Rivermaya and Yano.

2002 when Ely Buendia left the band.

Eheads reunion concert last year was cut short because Ely was rushed to the hospital due to heart failure. Earlier that same day, his mother passed away. It took him few months to recover in order to push for the concert. En quote he said ‘Singing is my passion, I will sing until I'm old enough to do it'

Today the much awaited Reunion Concert is set to happen at MOA brought to you by MTV and Smart. It is the event that most people (of their generation!) have been waiting and wanting to see. Being a distant relative of Ely, ehem, we tried to get discounted tix, or more so FREE ones, LOL… but to no avail. Marvin was dying to see the concert too. Anyhow, we will not see the concert tonight.

Hopefully there will be more to come.

Congratulations Eraserheads!

Mar 6, 2009

Master Rapper: Francis Magalona

Strange, I was talking to Marvin about him early this morning.

For some unknown reason, I was searching my PST files for something to delete when I stumble upon a forwarded message… the mail was one of his blog entries with pictures of his chemo.

Tonight, I woke up hearing from the news that the master rapper had died.

rest in peace. I'm sure you will be sorely missed.

Mar 4, 2009

Nothing is Certain

In the world of uncertainties, what do you do?
How do you decide?
Where do you even start?

Sure bet I heard plans, but nothing is stable. Nothing is concrete
It was as vague as a good dream

What if your sacrifices aren't even worth it?

I want to think its for the good, but is it really?

Mar 2, 2009

Canon A470

I bought my first ever entry level camera today!

Hehe, I know.. I'm a little late. With the age of DSLR nowadays, you might ask how come I just bought one now. Who can blame me? I really didn't feel the need for one. I was satisfied with camera phones. Plus the fact that my photography skills sucks.

Anyways, soon after I blogged about the camera that I wanted, the auction ended in ebay where I would be getting it. So during those days until yesterday, I was scouting for an affordable one. I still plan to buy some high end stuff but not this year.

I don't think I sacrificed too much quality by buying this affordable one right? :) I think the reason why it's the cheapest camera nowadays is because its a little bulky? Well, I don't mind LOL. I got it for Php5,500 from a seller at tipidpc.com. It comes with a free 2G Transcend Memory Card and a Camera Case. Not bad. Comparing it with other sellers in multiply, ebay, sulit and tipidpc? They offer the same amount and or higher and no freebies at all. So i'm happy for what I paid for. :D

Of course, I did some practice and I liked the results! I just can't post the pictures yet as it has not been uploaded. Desktop crashed and I'm just borrowing my brother's lappy.

The following of course were taken from my reliable 3.2MP Sony Ericsson P1i camera phone. Hopefully after this post, every photo I will be capturing will be from my a470 na. hihihi.

I'm overly satisfied, that's all. :)

I got this samsonite camera bag when I was in the US but unfortunately it doesn't fit my camera :S

I know management doesn't read my blog. Pero I want them to know that I'm ready na for the OHIO trip, LOL. Me camera na ko, ticket na lang kulang :p

Mar 1, 2009

Pares Mami House

I just want to share my favorite Pares House in Retiro. Marvin introduced this place to me. And I went there today with him, just thought of capturing photos. :)

I seldom eat Pares, but if I do... I head to this location for a delightful and simple treat.