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April 19, 2013

As the project is nearing the final drawing of curtains, reality is slowly sinking in. At first I was still in denial, pretending that it’s not true; that we’ll still be a team. But, as the final day is creeping just around the corner I’ve realized that this is really it.

For the most part of my stay in the company, I’ve spent it with this team as this is my first project from bench. For 18 months, I’ve faced issues with them; had stressful days with them; rejoiced with them; laughed with them; joked with them and more. For 18 months, they’ve been my family, another group of friends inside the company. And it saddens me to realize that the project is ending at the time when the team is at its peak of closeness.

Before, when we were still in our old office location, we had little chance on chatting and mingling with one another due to the distance and desk arrangement. It was seldom that the Controls Team and CICO Team will eat lunch together in the pantry. This maybe because we have different deadlines and/or the pantry is too crowded. So, it wasn’t a wonder that we’re really not that close before (both teams, I mean) as we were scattered in the 22nd floor.

It was only when we’ve transferred to our new location that we became closer. We were seated so near to one another that it was easier to talk and laugh about things. It was only this time that both teams are eating together in the area by converting our mobile bins to tables (because the pantry is just too crowded and/or too small for us).

And because I was one of the guilty people who used to spend less time with the team due to deliverables and what not, I am trying my darnest best to make it up to them. They have become my family, my shock absorber, my FRIENDS. They’re the reason why going to the office is easier and bearable despite the distance; the reason why I still laugh despite any difficulties and issues; the very reason why although it’s really tempting to transfer to another company with a higher salary, I still chose to stay.

To the team, I am going to miss you so much. Thank you for making things bearable; for laughing with me and for understanding me. Thank you for making me at ease whenever I start to panic or when I’m at my wits end. I will definitely miss our kulitan and though the jokes are low blows sometimes, getting angry is the very last thing to do. I will miss our lunch bonding and our talks about anything; may it be about life, our families, our love life or hilarious past experiences. Thank you for the friendship!

As the project is about to end, I always wonder, after our long vacations, what will be our path by then? Will we still be together as a team in another project? Or will we be assigned to different projects with different schedules? Anyhow, I wish you luck in your upcoming projects. I hope we’ll still keep the bond we’ve shared until such time. 🙂

So, for our last hurrah for Team Krypton, looking forward to an enjoyable night at Hard Rock Café tomorrow; the Pangasinan Trip (for the confirmed lakwacheras); the drawing EK Trip and Spa experience.

Cheers for surviving the months when stress is at its peak and for those months when the water is calm! 🙂


How Am I?

June 8, 2012

I guess I can say I’m good.

I’ve been juggling a lot of things really. But I guess it is safe to say that work is just about fine. It’s getting stranger by the day. Kidding! The stress is there, as usual (I hope it goes away, though).

I’m pretty much going back to the old ME. I’m blogging again (hurrah!) and been reading a lot lately as well as watching movies too! I’m currently re-reading the Harry Potter Series and had also found myself occupied with movies last weekend too. Apart from that, I also am planning to add new stacks in my collection. I guess now is the perfect time to redeem the Powerbooks Gift Certificate in the office (teehee!).

I guess this is a good sign. I’m getting comfortable in the metro again and have finally been able to adjust from the life I left to the life I now live. Well, I remembered that I post something in here the goals I have when I’m 24. I turned 24 last January so let’s see how I’ve been doing…

  1. Finally been able to don a pixie hair cut (for once in my life. I don’t know if I’ll ever be doing it again. Hahaha!) 
  2. Fashion? Hmmm…been experimenting a bit (too bad I don’t take that much pictures anymore)
  3. No moolah ever saved yet.
  4. I’m currently focusing on myself. Been taking a lot of care lately and pampering too! I’m back to polished nails, makeups and whatnot.
  5. Have I prioritized my happiness? Hmmm…I think I have 🙂
  6. I guess the changing for the better part is the way I spend on things. I’m slowly learning how to budget.
  7. Honestly, I still don’t go to church as often as I want but I see to it that I talk to Him everyday.
  8. I’m still learning how to be contented (a lot of things are really tempting!)
  9. Here’s what I’ve learned: if you are not doing anything bad/wrong, screw the people who judge you. You know yourself better and they certainly don’t have the right to mess up your life. 🙂 
  10. Lastly, for FUN, I’ll get there….these past few months, I’ve been wallowing about being home sick and all. I’ve just recovered from all the hullabalooos, actually. :-p

I hope this is a good start! Woot! Anyhoo, bye for now; work is extra early tomorrow and time check, it’s midnight already in this part of the planet. And when I say work is extra early, it means 7 o’clock (you read that right)! Have a good night/day ahead 🙂

Must Love Books

June 7, 2012

As much as I want to be up to date with the news here in the Philippines, I’m not. Part of the reason is, I’m too lazy to turn on the TV or better yet, go to the news sites. Honestly, the only news site I visit is Yahoo (as if I can have ALL the news I want to know about, right?). So, when I came across this post in Facebook, it automatically caught my attention. A.Free.Public (Literally).Library.In.The.Metro! How cool is that? SUPER!

As a self-proclaimed book lover and the fact that Makati is just a stone’s throw away from where I live, I would like to visit the place this weekend. I’d like to browse the books there and probably borrow one. YAY! I’m really excited although I still don’t know how to commute going there. LOL!


1454 Balagtas St., Barangay La Paz, Makati City

For The Love of Harry

May 31, 2012

Reliving the magical journey of Harry Potter…


Yes, I’m reading the seven books again though I’ve read it a lot of times already. 

Of Wanting To Give Up But Won’t

February 21, 2012

Sometimes, when I’m at my lowest, all I want is to scurry back to my comfort zone for I know no one can hurt me there. It is during these times that I want to give up everything I have planned, earned and built and just go home and carry with me the famous white flag of surrender. When I am at the brink, it makes me think that there is actually nothing to lose when I just go home for in the first place, no one told me to leave; no one forced me to work. It was I who decided everything. It was I who risked and went out of my comfort zone. So what should I lose if I give up?

For the most part, I will lose the chance to face all my weaknesses and earn my strength. I will lose the chance to know how far I could go before I lose my sanity. I will lose the chance to feel the joy of knowing I have conquered my fear and have surpassed the challenge. And, for sure, I will never be thrilled again in making every stumbling block a stepping stone in the future. I will lose the chance to be the person that I want to be.

So, should I go home? Should I stop and just watch my life pass me by? If I do a reality check, I always get stuck with this question, “What will I do there besides being dependent to my parents?” How will I learn? Or, will I ever learn if I’m there? Being in a family dominated by males, it is not a surprise that the females are pampered and well supported. And I grew up that way. My parents always consider the well-being of my sister and I first. In short, I am a spoiled kid. Mmmm…maybe not spoiled but well taken cared of. Surely, when I go home, I would have again the life I was accustomed. No bills to pay, no money to budget and definitely, no responsibilities to do. What’s there to learn, right?

See, there is no stopping for me now. I need to face what life would throw at me. There is no point in striving my best to make ends meet and then just give up in the end. I still have battles to win and to lose. I still have a game I could play and quitting is not an option. I want to learn and most importantly I want to be independent.

Now, since the future is uncertain, I know there is a great chance that I will fail but knowing that at least I tried my darnest best, it’s still as if I’ve never failed. It may or may not be a success in the days to come but I know a great lesson is waiting for me ahead.

When I’m 24 I will…

January 10, 2012

…don a pixie hair cut
…wear whatever I want (screw the people who would criticize whatever fashion sense I have)
…really try to save moolah
…focus on myself
…prioritize my happiness
…forgive anyone who have wronged me
…try to improve myself by changing for the better
…be more closer to God than I am today
…learn how to be contented with whatever I have
…not mind what other people think
Lastly, have more FUN! 😛

On Trying To Live A Healthier Lifestyle

October 8, 2011

I’m not really a health conscious type of person before. I eat what I want to eat and I really don’t exercise. But lately, I have this desire to live a healthier lifestyle. Thus, I try to do what is best for my body.

There are things that I’ve changed in my food intake. During breakfast, I usually eat cereals. In lunch, I see to it that I eat rice, meat and vegetables as well as fruits. And dinner time means no rice or too much carbohydrates. In fact, my dinner is usually just vegetable salads and/or fruits. Also, I’m trying to drink as much water as I can and trying to stay away from soda (diet cola or not). Apart from this, whenever possible, I try to drink “warm to a bit hot” water after every meal so that the fats I’ve eaten won’t solidify afterwards. I also plan on hitting the gym to have some cardio exerices and tone my body as well.

You may say that I’m so finicky (maarte). But the thing is, I’m just afraid of my health. I’m far away from the city I grew up in and I’m far from my family. Being fit is vital for me because it sucks to be sick and you’re all alone and no one’s going to take care of you. Plus, my family is known to suffer from highblood, diabetes and heart failure. So, better stay fit than face the horrible sickness in the future.

Well, I hope I could stick with this healthy lifestyle or improve on it. I hope I won’t stop what I’ve already started. Good luck to me! LOL! 😀