Wednesday, October 29, 2008

MiSsEd mY aPpOiNtMeNt

I missed my doctor's appointment for my hyperthyroidism. That should be the first in my list when I go back to Cebu. I need to have a laboratory testing for my blood then go to my doctor for analysis. This will cost me approximately 1500 php. I'm just thankful that for the past two visits, everything's normal. My cousins told me to try going to other doctors to be sure with the results but naah, I'm good with her and her service. In general, I also like the hospital's management here my doc's clinic is. They're organized in their processes, from admission to making payments. I was admitted there last year for a couple of days and did not encounter any problem. This just reminds me of the Dan Neumeister Enloe thank you letter which I read.
Dan Neumeister has an exemplary contribution in the healthcare industry and helped a lot of organizations and hospitals. In customer service field, we are putting customer care first, just like he aims to have patient care first in hospitals. It would really be nice if a high quality and affordable health sytem will be available for everyone.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

cLaN mEeTiNg

The Calacar's clan will have another meeting this 2nd of November. I won't be able to attend though since I won’t be home ‘til the 15th. I’m hoping to hear progress of the clan’s business and no more inter family buzz. With the previous meeting, there were a lot of pending issue and important things to be finalized like the name to be registered. I was the emcee during the assembly, but not as effective as Ate Yen. :) It was kinda awkward since the whole program was about the cooperative and I can’t really relate to their speech. Basically, I was just introducing the speakers. They were presenting financial reports in Manila paper so I suggested that a projector from big screen center is what we need. We’ll get it once a computer is donated. I think the old Celeron at home will do. :)

TrAiNiNg pRePaRaTiOn

When I was still handling training, I had to go to the office at least 1 hour before my actual class (at least for the first few days). There were so many things to prepare and check- the room, markers, eraser, easel sheets, the slides for the day, projector, the computers, devices and the test accounts.
There was one time that I did not check these, and the worst thing happened, I ended up using the manual for discussion since the projector was busted. The lamp needs replacement and it's so expensive. Good thing our purchasing department have those projector lamp center coupons. Thanks to Cheryll who's always available to run an errand, and to Dyan who's there to contact the right person for the job. Most of these lamps have 1000 hour life span, so i had to turn off the machine when not in use for 15 minutes. Well, that's just one of the challenges of being a trainer.

sTaRbUcKs pLaNnEr 2009

I've been browsing the net for the Starbucks 2009 planner. I'm so excited to see it. I like their 2008, it's really handy and flexi, unlike the 2007 one. Well, let's see if their next planner deserves 24 cups of coffee, 12 for my white chocolate mocha and another 12 for their featured drinks.
Good thing i remember, Dec 4 is Starbucks Philippines' birthday, and they usually double your sticker on that week, on certain time range though.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

cAkEs

If given a chance to own a business, I want to operate a shop for cakes and pastries. I'm not really good at baking but I liked it so much when I had few months of experience,
back in highschool. During our 4th year, we chose a major subject, actually took a test to qualify for a certain field, and got lucky to be included in cooking field. The best part there was the final test when we had to individually prepare a birthday cake. Icing application was a part of it, really challenging since we used foam icing. I enjoyed what I was doing and I want to learn more, like the fondant icing or how to prepare cheesecake.
The whole part of baking is fun, from buying the ingredients, to mixing, to tasting...I miss it... :)

Cakes from Cream n Bake.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

QuEsTiOnS

1. If you’re a tour guide, where are you going to take me, and why?
2. Describe your dream wedding.
3. If you could be invisible for one day, what would you do?
4. If I could give you a superpower, which one would you wish for?
5. If you win in a TV show w/ a prize to spend a day w/ a celebrity, who would it be?
6. If you are given an open plane ticket, where would you go, and why?
7. If you are left in an island for one month choose between having 1 person w/ you or having 5 useful equipments.
8. If you are given 1 million US dollars, what are the top 5 material things you would do?

Some of the questions we had during training, part of our drills. 'Twas fun.

Monday, October 20, 2008

oUch!

I was injured when we went to the Science Center last weekend. I did not notice that I was already approaching the stairs, so I tripped over and hurt my ankle. I was fine the whole day - we went to Snow City and Vivo City. I started to feel the pain when I was about to sleep. Good thing, we have Omega painkiller and Salonpas. The warm compress helped, too.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

iPaNeMa



Last Saturday, I found this cute pair of Ipanema slippers from Schu, Suntec city. I got this for 13.50 SGD. At first I wanted the pink and thicker one, but I guess this is better since it goes with just any color.
There's also a great sale at Charles & Keith Causeway Point where you can actually get good pairs for as low as 19.50 SGD. I tried several pairs, but size 4 is just not available. :(

tHe Wii StOrY

My niece had tantrums earlier because she couldn’t find her PSP. My sister brought it with her in the office so she won’t get bored when taking the bus. Poor Chy, she was shouting “Nasaan ang PSP ko!!!” over and over again until she got tired - a taste of my own medicine.
Well, I had to give her stories to divert her attention. I told her about our Nintendo Wii back in Cebu, and told her she should ask her Dad to buy one. I only had the chance to play Super Paper Mario before I left, and I’m planning to check out other Wii games. If only we have bigger TV screen, I’ll definitely get another Wii remote so we could play tennis.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

iNsTaNt

I miss my tall, hot, white chocolate mocha from Starbucks. For now, I'm replacing it with 3 in 1 White Coffee from Malaysia - keeps me alive when it's time to work.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

eLeVaToR

We live on the 8th floor and for some reason, I'm scared of the building's elevator, especially when I'm alone. Maybe because it's too small, or maybe because of the glass doors, or maybe because there's no mirror which should make it appear wider, or maybe I'm just claustrophobic - I'll gladly accept any of the above. I just don't wanna hear creepy stories, I might be forced to take the stairs next time.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

sAtUrDaY

I went out yesterday with Meki and Kim. But before I met them, I had to take a long trip to City Hall station. I started at Admiralty but when I reached Sembawang, everyone was requested to get off the train due to an accident in the next station, which is Yishun. The management announced that it would take approximately 50 minutes to fix it, so I had to go the other way.
Anyway, the newly wed couple, Mikell and Melanie, who are on their honeymoon, joined us later. We visited the fountain of wealth and Clark Quay, and then we had Starbucks before we went home and still talked about eTel stuff.. :)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

rEd hOrSe

This is what I'm missing in Cebu. Back in college, Friday nights are incomplete without this friend of ours (redhorse). Because of him/her, I can sing well at Videokes, I converse with my barkada in straight English, I text my ex or my crush, I openly talk about my love life, I give advice to people and I argue with anybody. In the morning when I'm sober, I get to check the sent messages folder of my phone and wish I could UNsend them or hope nobody would reply. I'm still not sure though if it's a good idea, but sometimes, I act a bit defensive by sending again a message, explaining I was drunk and all.... but some people say, the drunken mind speaks the sober heart.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

eXtEnSiOn

I applied for a 30-day extension today w/ a 30 SGD fee. I had to extend since the replacement is not yet ready for her travel documents and nobody's going to care of our dear Chy. Everything's done online, so I don't have to go to the Immigration office or visit Cebu Pacific office for the rebooking, it's hassle free. My flight back to Cebu will be around the 15th or 16th of November. Hmmmm, I should ask for an allowance raise... :)

nO eAsY wAy

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It’s been 6 years since they broke up and I thought she’s totally over him. I thought traveling around Asia and Australia would help her, but it didn’t. I just got an email from a friend about what happened during her birthday. She started crying like a baby when he refused to hug her, carefully explaining that he can’t do it since people would see them and won’t understand. They were high school sweethearts, so happy and so in love, but they broke up for some reason. The guy’s married, with kids, but not in love. For the girl, he’s irreplaceable.
There’s just no easy way to break somebody’s heart.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

sCaRs

I tear my heart open, I sew myself shutMy weakness is that I care too much
And my scars remind me that the past is real
I tear my heart open just to feel

Drunk and I'm feeling down*And I just wanna be alone
I'm pissed cause you came around*Why don't you just go home
Cause you channel all your pain*And I can't help you fix yourself
You're making me insane*All I can say is

[Chorus:]
I tear my heart open, I sew myself shut
My weakness is that I care too much
And our scars remind us that the past is real
I tear my heart open just to feel

I tried to help you once*Against my own advice
I saw you going down*But you never realized
That you're drowning in the water*So I offered you my hand
Compassions in my nature*Tonight is our last stand

[Chorus]

I'm drunk and I'm feeling down*And I just wanna be alone
You shouldn't ever come around*Why don't you just go home?
Cause you're drowning in the water*And I tried to grab your hand
And I left my heart open*But you didn't understand
But you didn't understand*Go fix yourself

I can't help you fix yourself*But at least I can say I tried
I'm sorry but I gotta move on with my own life
I can't help you fix yourself*But at least I can say I tried
I'm sorry but I gotta move on with my own life

[Chorus x2]

************* Lyrics of the Month *************

Thursday, October 2, 2008

JuRoNg BiRdPaRk


Change of plans-Johore Bahru trip's canceled. We spent the holiday yesterday at Jurong BirdPark. Since they celebrated Children's Day, no entrance fee for the kids. The fee for adults is 18 SGD, approximately 560 php. It's worth the price, we were able to watch Birds n Buddies show and the Birds of Prey show and the kids had so much fun at Splash n Slide station.
We spent more time at Lory Loft feeding the colorful, friendly birds and took a lot of pictures. It was a great experience to get in touch with nature.
Later that night, we had dinner at Fish and Co. then went to Mustafa for a little shopping.