Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Goodbye, ENOZ Family!


I'll miss my officemates, friends, students, routines, breaktime, learning, station, everything in this company! It's Bye, bye time. I'll treasure my 3 years of working here.:)

Team Radicaux by Sam

Team 8, the Team to beat by TC Marian

My best schedule ever!!

Jini's and Kuma's letter

Youtop aca's letter

Hanseul's message

Pau bebe, Leah uhnie and me

Sam,my mare and Me

ENOZ's Teachers' letters--flooded me with love and appreciation

Leah uhnie gave me this box which contains GOD'S PROMISES and VERSES

in which I hold on to..

The 8 promises that are embossed are the most special, because the one who gave this
is the Mastermind! haha

Leah uhnie surprised me to flip over these little cards and I saw my officemates and the admin's messages for me. My gosh, I can't believe that I leave a mark in each of their lives--telling me
how I bless them with what I have and can give, praying for my success, appreciating what I did for them and being happy for my decision. 

I'll still keep in touch with the people who became close and dear to my heart--I'm just a text, call or FB away.:)

I was touched especially when there's another surprise-- I have to find the
8 things that Leah uhnie would miss about me. Here it goes! Oh my ghost! mother gows!

1. I will miss when you call me friend or uhnie.
2. I'll miss our chikahan on just about anything.
3. I'll miss your laugh, reminding me to be happy no matter what happens.
4. I'll miss how you help me out on stuff, may it be
work or life or heart related.
5. I'll miss your child-like ways, making me remember na di lang ako ganoon, kundi ikaw rin. ahahaha
6. I'll miss when you express how much you
value/appreciate your friend. Thank you for I'm one of them.:)
7. I'll miss your God-given talents. Thank you for sharing your voice, your art, your creative writing.
You are very generous.:)
8. I'll miss the whole you. We've been more than workmates because of the
wondeful person that is you!:)

I love you so much.
-Leah

Photo by TC Joy

I was exhausted yesterday not because of many classes, but because of engaging and talking to people. I just had my last walk around the vicinity of my company. Sometimes my friends visit me, sometimes I do for them. Finally, I can relax there. I'll bloom wherever I am.:)
I'm at the Best Hands.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pangarap at Paghihintay

Noong bata ako, pangarap kong maging abugado. Lumaki raw kasi akong pilosopo sabi ni lolo. Pinag-bibigyan nya kong magpaliwanag, mag-kwento,gumawa ng sarili kong kwento, kahit kwentong barbero, pede kay lolo yun, di nya ko pagagalitan, at mag-eenjoy syang makinig. Kapag naikekwento ko sa kanya ang pangarap kong yun, di nya sinisingit ang kagustuhan nyang mag-AFP ako. Sya pa ang nag-sabi na dapat mahusay ako sa Math, kasi ang kursong dapat kunin ko ay Certified Public of Accountant (CPA)- pre course yun bago mag-abugasya. Sadyang ginalingan ko nong bata ako sa Math. Madalas matataas ang grado na nakukuha ko nong elementarya ako.

Masaya ang lolo ko sa mga grado ko lalu na sa Math—kadikit kasi yun ng pangarap ko. Pero nong nag-Highschool ako, pumurol ang utak ko sa Geometry, Statistics at Trigonometry. Totoo pala talagang mahirap ang asignaturang yun—sinisiw ko kasi dati ang Multiplication table, common denominator at fractions eh. Pero nag-iba dumagdag na ang Adjacent angle, parallel at perpendicular sabayan pa ng madalas na pag-gamit sa graphing paper. Yan ang natatanging asignaturang nagturo sa kin para mangopya tuwing may exam. Di pala dapat ako laging kumportable sa mga nangyayari sa Math life ko. (Marerealize ba yun ng 12 year old self ko, syempre hindi?)

Hanggang sa naranasan ko ng magkaroon ng 79. Perst taym yun, kaibigan! Iniyakan ko nang husto yun. Bumaha nang luha ko ang klasrum ng St. Luke, section ko nong 3rd year Highschool at kinailangan ko ng isang rolyo ng tissue sa pag-bagsak ng mga pangarap ko. Naglulupasay ako sa kakaiyak. Jowk! O.A lang, umiyak lang ako nang pahapyaw.

Buti na lang, niligtas ako ng pangalawang pangarap ko ang maging, Stage Actress.
Pag-actingin mo ko ng kung anu-ano simula seryoso hanggang nakakatawa—patok yan sa mga classmates, schoolmates at teachers ko. Siguro nga mas magiging masaya ako pag natupad yun. Kung anu-anong stage plays ang sinalihan ko-- naging tomboy ako, naging Maria sa Sound of Music, nanay, taumbayan.. Ansayang balikan nang mga ala-alang yun.

Kaso habang tumatanda ako, nagiging parte na ng buhay ko ang mga dati-rating mga pangarap ko, di man ako isang propesyunal na abugado o stage actress.

Natupad naman ang di ko man lang maisigaw at maipagmalaking gawain noon. Ang mag-sulat. Itanong mo ko kung ilang journals at diary ang meron ako sa bahay?
Ilan? Di ko kayo marinig. Ilan? Syempre di nyo alam.

Tumataginting na 10!

Bawat tao ay may panghihinayang, may lungkot, may sobrang nakakatuwa at nakakabilib na storya ng pag-pupunyagi! Yung aking storya ay simple lang, pero bumabaha ako sa pag-asa at pananalig sa taas.

Di ko man natupad na maging abugado at stage actress, naging kwentista (taga-kwenta ng mga pera),guro at manunulat naman ako. Mga magagandang propesyun na humubog sa kin. Di ko na nga rin naalala yung mga grado ko noon. Tanong uli: Kailangan ba talaga yun? Siguro, pero di batayan at sukatan ng pagkatao’t tunay na kakayanan.

Siguro di na rin pinahintulutan, kasi baka meron mas malaking nakalaan para sa kin. Isipin ko kung naging abugado ako, marahil madalas akong nakikipag-debate. Di ko gusto yung ganon kasi tatawa ako pag seryoso na ang usapan at mabulol pa ko. At kapag naging stage actress naman ako, lagi akong nakasuot nang makapal na make-up kapag may pagtatanghal. Ayoko rin naming araw-arawin yun, kasi baka magka-allergy ang fes ko’t di na ko makilala ni Mr. Right. Sa madaling salita, nag-iba na ang mga gusto ko.

Pero isa sa mga tanyag kong pangarap ay mananatili-- yun ang maging mabuting anak, kapatid, kaibigan at balang araw ay asawa’t ina-- tama ang Mabuting Ako! Sumunod na doon ang maging mahusay na manunulat at negusyante.

Sa tuwing iisipin ko kung ganu na kalaki ang sakripisyo ko sa mga taong minahal ko’t mahal ako di na ko tumitigil para ipag-patuloy ang mga nasimulan ko.

Di ko man matupad ang pagkarami-rami kong pangarap sa isang kindat, isang padyak ng paa at lunday ng buhok. Matutupad din yung iba doon pag tama na ang panahon at lugar at kapag mas napag-tibay na ng panahon ang karakter na dinesenyo para sa akin.

Ngayon, tuluy-tuloy lang ako sa paghawak sa papel at bolpen ko. Paumpisa pa lang ang pag-bubuo ko sa storya ng aking mga ilan-ilang pangarap. Hinay-hinay lang. Ngingiti, papalakpak, tatalon, sasayaw, tatambling at mag-didiwang din ang mga taong marunong mag-hintay! J

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cheesiest Pick up line

Our team had come up with a small contest circling around the Night-shift teachers. It's the Cheesiest Pick up line contest-- just to have a "gimik" for this Valentine's day.  Almost everyone wrote their entries on the walled paper that we put and there was sometimes a tremendous laughter to those who join. (Madami talagang mababaw na tao sa earth, that includes me.hehe)

In our team, I won with my corniest line: You may fall from the sky, you may fall from the tree. But the best way to fall...is to fall in love with me.  (ㅋㅋㅋㅋ)

These are the other teams' winners:
Ana: Was there an earthquake? Or did you just rock my world?
Jeremy: I wish you were my homework, so I could do you on my desk.
Ivy: Was your father an Alient? Coz there's nothing like you on earth.

Each of us got a big choco mucho!:))

Lemme know if you have one cheesy pick up line. You can write it in the comment box below.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Jump shot of the year

I leveled up my umbrella shot!

*Photo by Apple Chico

Friday, February 10, 2012

Unnamed

I have a mixed emotions today. Let me enumerate these into numbers:

1. Why are there people who's afraid of confrontation?
2. I met Meanne's cool boss and officemates.
3. I ate the ice cream that I've been craving for to eat-- The Cheesecake ice cream cup from Mini Stop. (that's how babaw I am!)
4. I went to Richmonde Hotel and find out that's it's small than what I saw on TV. Lately, I've been fascinated with the Hotel lobby.
5. I passed my resignation today. I felt stiff, but I'm deeply sad. Leaving my friends will be hard.
6. I bond with my team and made the Valentines decoration on our wall.
7. I'm excited yet calm for the Hot Air balloon festival.
8. I found out that my little Korean friend will be leaving to Korea this Monday.She needs to study Hangeul there, because her English is better than her National language.
9. Her mom will fly with her. The 3 of us embraced, but Their genuiness and light-heartedness are engraved in my heart.
10. Now, I got it-- this nameless emotions is based on the moments that I'm not expecting today. Today is different and the days to come will be-- I'll meet new people and I'll adjust to a new environment. Honestly, Doing it afraid is what overpowers me now.

I'll start a new and thrilling life and maybe I'd learn from her, because she'll doing it afraid too. I hope it'll be easy for the both of us to adjust, but if not we'll learn it in time.
with my Kor-Nay friend!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Camaya Coast

Camaya Coast is a Residential Resort and an Emerging Vacation Destination. It is once a secluded cove accessible only to small boats from nearby villages of Mariveles carrying fishermen and local tourists, this beautiful hidden beach facing South China Sea has now been unveiled as the newest showcase to tourists or vacationers.

Blessed with natural white sand beaches amid grassy forest and rolling hills, the coast is being earmarked for recreation, eco-tourism, and nature preservation. It will also have hotels, commercial and entertainment strips where guests can shop, dine, and simply enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

-Camaya Coast Visions Portfolio


Last Saturday morning, we were invited to have a glimpse of Camaya Coast’s stunning exquisiteness in Mariveles, Bataan. It’s an hour and a half trip via Ferry in PICC. When we got inside the Ferry, I thought of a “Ro-ro,” it’s a ship wherein people can ride there going to a nearby shore.


The Ferry
I was mistaken, because once you get inside this convey, it’ll transport you into wonders of “I’m lucky to be here.” The big space inside this first class ferry has a capacity of a hundred and fifty passengers, in which they can assemble in a cozy blue seats plus they can enjoy in watching R’n’B music videos on a wide flat screen plasma.

 Plasma, attention getter inside the ferry

Later on, the sluggishness that I felt due to waking up too early was turned into enthusiasm as the 2 beautiful ladies woke us up with their knack in entertainment and hosting. There’s no room for yawning inside since it was filled with fun games and videoke, and as an energetic as I am, I participated in the game called, 1 minute and videoke. Luckily, I won the Camaya Coast’s white cap and a 15 minute free massage. My sister also bagged the 15 minute free massage and my mom got the calendar for being consistently awaken with the ice breaker’s stream and fearlessly adapting the wave as it shudder the ferry.

The ferry turned silent after the announcement of winners. I consider the trip as a reunion for some unknown passenger, because some of them look like a Green card Holder who misses their family terribly. The seafarers were roaming as they checked everyone was having a safe spree.

Afterwards, it’s time for us to get off the ferry and walk along the wide blue flabby bridge with yellow poles and blue strings which were strongly built. Good thing, my vertigo didn’t distract me in crossing from it in going to Camaya Coast.  

Exodus moment while going to Camaya Coast

 Save the diving for later

Finally, we set our feet into the lovely natural white sand beach as it unveiled the hidden beauty of this resort. It looks inviting; I saw some kids running towards the water and felt the freshness of it.

The beach amid grassy forest and rolling hills

As I was walking along the sand, I miss swimming. I dreadfully, terribly, die-hardly wanted to swim! But I have to follow the program flow first prior to pursue that strong impulse. So, as we sat along the nipa hut, I listened seriously to Arnold, Property Investment Consultant as he stated the benefits of investing our future homes there. The project consists of residential and commercial development designed for elegant living and modern lifestyle found in unique and natural landscapes. You can find there the following:

l  The Beachfront Facilities
l   The Camaya Boardwalk
l   Beachfront Gazebo
l  Residential Subdivisions (Kenchana hills, Menara Point, Pelangi Heights and Bayu Peaks)
l  Cliffside Condos
l  The Commercial Town Center
l  White Sand beach
l  A view of the South China Sea
l  Forest trails
Thus, as he continued illustrating about it, lunch was served and I ate it heartily. Afterwards, we moved out from the Nipa Hut as he tour as around the regal resort.

1.       Resort hotel 
-   It’s still a work in progress but they started to put up different amenities and decorations arranged for summer vacation.
     
Hotel’s captivating façade

The manufactured chairs are perfect for chatting with friends

2.      Cliffside condos
-         Once you get there, you can oversee the Camaya Coast and the South China Sea, with one, two and three bedrooms condo suites.

Camaya Coast Van: Ready to aboard the cliff trip?


Experiencing the Ec0-nature Park’s splendid view

My favorite spot: The Santorini-inspired wall overseeing the Camaya Coast


                                                         Bachelor/ette pad



3.      Beachfront Gazebo
- It caters special occasions and activities for numerous guests.

Soothing and uniquely designed swimming pool


Pavilion- avenue for the resident's occasion

4. The Resort
- This is one of the perks from this place, the easy-puzzy access to the beach.

Little cruise ship


Cinderella left her slippers because the seabreeze hushed her to turn, Ariel.



Thus, you will enjoy Life’s Great Pleasures. That half-day experience is worth-remembering because it made me connect with my inner-mermaid again, swimming into the depths of the sea and seeing the treasures in it. Thank you, Mother Nature!


Photos by Shem

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Like a Dandelion


I’m a wanderer who wonders how to make a journey worthwhile. I bring three things along my travel. I’m thinking on how to be complete and sometimes it would set me into a trap of desperation, but I hold in my heart the belief that storms will pass.

The first thing that I bring is my watch. Time is an important element for it gives me an idea if I’m in a rush, taking slowly or just in time.

There are times when another impatient wanderer would ask me ‘What time is it, lady?’”

I just answer, “Hey, calm down! Maybe you need to look at how the sun glows or smell the freshness of the flower.”

But she doesn’t listen instead she leaves me - still in a hurry.

She’s not the only type of person that I meet. There are also calm walkers who sometimes ignore me because they are busy feeling the air’s coolness. But they don’t bother me much as long as I’m aware where I’m headed to. Thanks to the second thing that I take with me. It’s my compass. It leads me into a place where I could learn or unlearn values and experiences. I could meet different wanderers too and there are specific moments when I could stay longer on that place because I’ve learned to love some friends there. Yet, I would let them go too when my compass directs me into a more productive spot. That’s a sad part of being a wanderer leaving your friends and memories behind, that’s why I bring with me the third most important thing my magic bag.

As I pass by a group of plants along the way, I take out from my bag my watering pot to provide water for the lilies, carnations, orchids and cherry blossoms. These plants tell me that sooner or later they’d bloom gorgeously, and other wanderers will notice the flowers too. Others will take care of the flowers- or ignore them.

Then my clock ticks! It’s time for me to eat.  I get a sandwich from my magic bag. Then one small wanderer asks me, “May I have some of your food?”

 And I would reply, “Ok, get this. I still have one.’”

He smiles at me and I get one sandwich from my magic bag and I sit with him and we enjoy munching the sandwich.

The heat of the sun touches my skin. I feel anger gripping me. I ask myself, ‘Where will this life lead me?’ I have almost everything with me: my watch, compass and magic bag.

Then a blowing wind tells me to surrender everything to the blue skies. “You can’t see me, but I can see you. You can’t feel me at times, but I can feel you always. Just like other wanderers who just walk on this long road, you’re different, because you care.”

“What do you want me to do?” I ask the wind.

“Surrender everything to me.’” the wind answers calmly.

“Is that so? Will this make me complete and my journey worthwhile”?

“Yes. Look at these lovely dandelions, I disperse their seeds and flower head for other wanderers that their wishes may come true, too.”


I confess to the wind, “Every time I pass by this wide park, I always dream of meeting and touching the sky with the help of those dandelions; there’s a possibility that I will also stop wandering and just take a rest with the cottony clouds. From up there, I will just look at down other wanderers, walking aimlessly, not knowing where they are going”’

“That’s it! When you take everything to me- your watch, compass and magic bag-  you’ll be as light as these dandelions. It will be also easy for you to take care of other wanderers and never let them go easily, as you always worry about.” says the wind.

“Ok. Then take everything in me.” I reply to the wind.

Swoosh! In one big blow the wind fulfills what I’ve long dreamed of- to be as light as a dandelion that I may fly and touch the sky, to see the other wanderers soar and drift with the clouds, too, and even play with kites along the way.

But whenever I take my watch from the wind, I notice that I become impatient. Or when I take my compass, I become impulsive or confuse; and when I get my magical bag, I become greedy.

So, I have to be reminded that I’ll be forever like a dandelion.

That gives me liberty.