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Aug 25, 2006

Career Path

Originally Posted last August 25, 2006

i wonder how many people like me think of their future one way or another. no one has made me feel that your dreams can become a reality in an instant and that the dream that you wanted to reach is a step away, like what my manager has showed/ told me recently.

gulo ko ba?

ala lang. i’m happy and contented with what i have and what i am doing at the moment. i am taking things one at a time, learning from the people i treat as mentors and looking at things brightly.. to be continued..

Aug 21, 2006

1st Year Anniversary

Originally posted last August 23, 2006

today is august 23 2006 (maybe when i finish this it’ll be already aug 24 - i have things doing simultaneously - so goodluck to me) and we are celebrating our 1st year anniversary. let me quote him though “due to financial circumstances, we can’t celebrate our first year with a bang”

anyway. :)

we celebrated at manila pavillion hotel. we dined and ate whatever our stomach can take.

we agreed to meet at sm manila around 5PM but I was not yet done preparing that time so he had to come and pick me up from home and go together at the hotel. passed 6 we arrived at pavillion. yesterday afternoon we already decided that we’re going to go for SEASONS restaurant. pavillion is offering 5 types of restaurant and bar, they have Patisserie - for pastries, cakes and others, they have Boulvar which operates like a restaurant/ bar type, they have Peony Garden which serves mostly chinese food, Rotisserie and Seasons. we dined at seasons and enjoyed their buffet serving. buffet meal is Php1,050.00 per head.

it’s my first time to eat in a hotel restaurant so i really don’t know what to do. marvin seems to be laughing at me becuase I’m having a hard time thinking on what to do first and what to eat first. hehe, akala ko, go grab all the food you want and bring it on your table. medyo decent pala. Soup muna, then go for your meals. my gosh, every food was so delicious - i swear.

i don’t want to name the food we ate, hehe - i’m not so good at that. basta, tinikman ko yung brocolli and crab soup nila - sarap. you can put cruttons and garlic all you want! after marvin took dumplings and siomai in seaweeds, umupo na siya, sabi ko - abah! yan lang kakainin naten? kuha tayo rice - heheh, mamya na pala yun. :) so we take time in eating the dumplings and siomai - they were great. after we ate that, umulit siya nung same food sa sobrang sarap. then i went and took some gambas and rice. nagulat siya kasi yung lang kinuha ko eh, hiya ako sa mga waiters eh. nagpaluto din ako ng shrimp tempura - sarap. then he took so many japanese foods like sushi, etc. i don’t know what else, they’re raw and cold so i definitely wouldn’t want to eat them, hindi nga ako naki-share. i took my own food. after we finished it, nag offer yung mga waiters na bigyan kami ng drinks - so we ordered watermelon shake and iced tea. let me quote again, “the watermelon we had is the best watermelon we ever tasted” - marvin. not too sweet, hindi din matabang. after that kwento kwento ulet kami, tapos we took another food pa ren. :) - wala ng katapusan noh?

pagtapos namen nun, marvin took japanese food pa ren then i took some salad naman. so we ate. after that, nahiya na talaga ko. i joined marvin na lang. he took a fish cooked in creamy sauce - like butter ata, then spicy pusit, grilled chicken and turkey! first time, yes there’s always first time to eat one - and that’s the first time i ate a turkey. hehe. sorry, pero hindi pa dun nagtatapos yung food trip. after that, kwentuhan to the max kami ulet - picture taking galore and everything.

medyo elevated yung place namen kasi non-smoking, so i went down again and took some desserts. i took an apple cinnamon something and chocolate mousse, masarap na too sweet. i ate one scoop of ice cream too. then i had brocolli soup, haha - ewan ko ba.

uhmm, after non, hindi na kami pareho makatayo. basta isa lang alam ko - the experience was great and so was the food. it was the best buffet i ever had - yet.

i want to go back to Manila Pavillion again because the food was great, the people were nice and the ambiance were awesome.

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I'm Sick, Tired, Helpless

originally posted last August 21, 2006

after the too many good things that happened to me last week.. i woke up this morning feeling weirdly cold. i got up my bed and do my usual routine. i report for work in the morning shift for the past 2 months already i suppose. this day was earlier than usual because marvin asked me to come a bit earlier so we can have breakfast together.

funny because when i woke up, i really felt cold. i was like shivering, so i turned off my fan. i went down from my bed to try and eat. i went to the kitchen, put a ‘kaserola’ and filled it with water. nawawala kasi yung water heater namen eh. then i went to the dining table to drink coffee (kahit hindi talaga ako nagkakape). i savored the taste of the coffee while waiting for the water to boil. after sometime, i heard a hissing sound from the kitchen. i thought the water might be spilling that’s why it sounds like that. uhmm, nice - kumukulo na yung tubig. ayos. when i opened the lid, may nakita akong noodles noodles sa loob nung kaserola. funny kasi iniisip ko kung gagamitin ko talaga yung tubig pampaligo - - ahahaha, nakakatawa talaga ako. anyway, naligo tuloy ako ng malamig na malamig yung tubig.

good: i reported for work earlier than usual. i was expected to be here at 6 and surprisingly, i made it.

bad: i tried withdrawing dahil 100 na lang laman ng wallet ko, uhmm, offline yung bank. tawid ako sa kabila to withdraw BPI, oops - magnetic swipe unable to detect - kamusta naman di ba? nasira credit card ko. kapa ng pera sa bulsa - 100 lng talaga. wala akong dalang breakfast so sa pantry lang kami bumili. another so bad thing. pinapunta ako ng maaga dito, knowing his lunch was at 6 — 7 na ata kami nag lunch. sana natulog na lang ako sa bahay kesa magising ng 4AM db? sana nakakain pa ko. lastly, i’m sick. i’m not feeling well today. vi-nomit ko nga lang yung kinain ko kanina sa pantry eh. haaaaaay, life.

Aug 18, 2006

Ice Creams are Pleasures

who says ice cream doesn’t make your day? think again.

i was very sleepy this shift. why? because finally i was able to give back hazel’s digicam. and for me to accomplish that i need to give it to lucky. i don’t have anyone with me last night so i didn’t go to her place so i decided to it in the morning instead. since her shift starts at 6am, she has to be at lrt at 5am - which in turn makes me wake up early too and meet her at 5am. in short, kulang tulog ko. but i’m happy because i was able to give it back, it’s been with me for ages - sorry bax.

okay, so during 11:00 to 12 noon - i’m feeling so sleepy na. i have to make naps in between my work stuff for me to avoid feeling dizzy towards the afternoon. marvin and i had lunch at wendy’s @ MOA, sarap talaga ng chicken! then we bought ICEBERGS ice cream - yahu! and that truly made my day.

cheers to oreo cream parfait!

Aug 17, 2006

Beginner's Luck?

my store site is doing a very good job in getting its market i suppose. not bad for a start. i’m happy and hope to do well - more and more everyday.

my bestfriend is pushing more and more items to sell and i liked it. one of the few reasons why i ‘pushed’ myself to launch my baby is because i know i have a lot of competitors around. i read from the alchemist - beginners luck ng business starters yung kumikita pa sa una - para magtuloy tuloy ka sa business, but in the long run - pag nagkamali ka, business will dive down.

anyway, i hope this is not beginners luck. i’m serious about the business. i’m serious about making money. i’m serious about life.

happy thursday! yahu - friday na naman bukas - busy busyhan na naman ako nito