Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Sick Bed

Well, I'm home sick..again. This time, the fever came out. No wonder I'm still feeling bad this past week. I still haven't gone to the doctor but I hazard to guess that this is the respiratory infection that the doctor told me about last week. If the fever continutes to persist until tomorrow, I'm going to the doctor. With the dengue scare going on these days, you can never be too sure.

I knew I was going to get sick last Sunday night when I lost my appetite. Leo and I ate at Don Henrico's at Festival Mall Alabang. We ordered the solo pack of Buffalo Chicken, small 3 cheese pizza and asian pasta. After eating one chicken, I could not eat anymore. Leo was very surprised and so was I. We ended up taking half of the meal home.

I guess I needed the rest. The finals and work got to me. Moreover with another officemate resigning and I'm taking the slack. Good thing is his resignation put me at number 2. Meaning I got the second highest delegation of authority next to my boss. Hopefully it comes with a promotion too. But with the way things are going, I could just hold my breath. Anyway, I promised my boss I'll still be staying for a year (since it will take me that long to finish my studies, after that, I have to rethink my position) or until a better offer comes along.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Finals and Friends

Finals is finally over! Although one of my professors asked us to submit a reaction paper by Wednesday. At least it's not as study-intensive as exams. Since I'm now done with my core subjects, it's time for my Written Comprehensive Exams next term. God help me on that one.

We had our class party for my finma suject last night at Red Box. It was a blast! Being the Videoke fan that I am, I readily won the Vidoeke Champion title with my "I Will Survive" performance. Yeehah!


I had some sort of mini-reunion with good friends from College, Cess and Beth last Thursday. Even if I had exams the succeeding day, I took half the day off to meet them, and may I say, it was a half day well spent.

I really treasure the time that I spent with these two lovely women. The last time the three of us got together it was 1997. Quite a long time ago. I love these girls, oops, women. They knew my shennanigans in college, held my hands when I cried and provided support when I much needed it. I never could ask for more.

It's too bad that we live in far-off places which prevents us from seeing each other as often as we want. Beth is based in Canada and was in town for a week only on her way to Korea (study thingee). Cess lives at the northern end of Metro Manila, moreover, it's difficult for her to go anywhere since she has to contend with logistics in bringing her whole brood with her.

It's great to see how far we have gone in our lives. We are all successful in our choices and looking forward to more years in our lives. Beth and Cess are happily married and they're awaiting for my own wedding (so we can swap our own "marriage" stories). I have never known such a very supportive bunch.

Nevertheless, I still appreciate the time that each of us have spent apart from each other. The distance will help us appreciate each other more and will make us look forward to our next reunion.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The Greatest Story Ever Told Gone With The Wind Clark Gabled

We had our Finman finals last night. As usual, the answer is a quote. Since I had this teacher before in a different subject, I was ready to find the quote (in our last exam, it was "Muhammad Ali The Greatest Love Of All World Champion" and I was the first one to finish the finals within 30 minutes). It seems that I was overconfident because after 2 hours, I was still not yet done and I was the only one left. It was after a few minutes that I realized that the quote was backwards! I quickly wrote down the letters backwards and I got the correct answers. I emerged from the exam room triumphant!

Unfortunately, I was sick while taking the exam. I joked that if I was in good health, it would've taken me half of the time to finish it! I'm now here at home recovering. I don't know if it was something that I got from my dad. But I don't feel too good. My asthma also decided to resurface and joined my list of current body ailments. At least it gives me time to finish my Orgbep paper.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Sick and Tired

Well, not me actually.

I rushed my dad to Makati Med's ER twice this week. Last Tuesday, he asked to be brought there since his fever was quite high and the meds he was taking was not working. The doctor prescribed a high dosage of paracetamol and a drug for influenza. A couple of days later, I brought him back since he was vomiting whatever he was consuming. I was so worried that I could not concentrate in my job. My officemates were sympathetic though. Oddly enough, most of us at work have relatives who are sick or is in the hospital. I guess it's the season for sickness.

My dad's better now. It's really difficult to take care of him when I'm living an hour away. I had to rely on my brother to watch over him when his fever was a dangerously high 39C. I hope he'll continue to be of good health. As my grandmother said, "Mahaba ang buntot ng daddy mo. Pareho silang mag-ama." I didn't get that saying though and she had to explain it. It means that my dad, like my grandfather, will live a long life, although when they get sick, they act/feel like they're going to die.


This coming week will be a hell week for me. It's our finals week and I have finals tomorrow for financial management (oh by the way, we got a 3.5 for our second reporting for this subject. We really made up for our dismal 2.5 first reporting) which is purely objective type and a final paper due on Wednesday for Organizational Behavior and finals also for that subject on Friday (also objective type). On Saturday, we will have our class part for Finman which will be obligatory. I have never looked forward to a vacation than this coming one next week.

It's also the birthday of Leo's mom this Thursday. I forgot to take pictures of my gift for her but it's surely going to earn me "pogi" points! (I hope!) There are some left here at home but it's basically something like paper mache eggs. They're really VERY pretty and would make a very nice conversation piece. People who visit my aunt's house always notice the things and I knew I had to give Tita Jojo a set.

Sunday, August 14, 2005


Here are more pictures of my niece. She's becoming such a joy. I treasure her weekly visits.

She's grown to being fat and sassy. That's my dad holding her.

She looks so adorable here.

Saturday, August 13, 2005


I applied for a DSL line last week and I still have to wait for the installation. It's really difficult to work at home without an internet. Actually, I do have internet access at home but it's dial-up and it's difficult to find a place to work near a phone line. Am currently doing this in school (during class. Hehe)

I can't wait for this month to be over. It's our finals in a couple of weeks and I still have 4 papers due. I hope our finals won't be as tough.


We had our GA yesterday where the interim results of the company's performance was announced. I still doubt the good stuff that they played up in the presentations. I just hope that we end the year at a good note. Our performance bonus highly depends on it.

To prepare for our presentation, I was tasked (together with our division secretary), to head off to Divisoria to find the costumes needed for our performers. It was not exactly a walk in the park. We had to commute and it was raining! Plus, we had to lug around four heavy plastic bags. My companion was also not a happy camper. She's not much into walking and was already complaining after an hour or two of walking around the "malls". I had to leave her at McDonald's while I went around looking for our items in the list.

When we got back to the office, my manager was patiently waiting for me so we can finish the powerpoint presentation for the arrival of a foreign guest. I was so drained by the end of the day.

Our efforts paid off though. We won the cheering competition (not after we were roped to perform with the dancers. At least there were a lot of us dancing and jumping onstage). The cash prize was not much but it gave us bragging rights. Wonder how our Christmas presentation will turn out (as the host of yesterday's event said, "Masyado nating kina-career ang mga Christmas presentations)?


Here are BEFORE and AFTER pictures of my room.

This is what my room looked like when I first moved. Note the boxes on the left side of the room.

This is what my room looks like now. The picture is kinda dark since it was night. I'll post more detailed pictures next time.

The house is Spanish style, but it's relatively new. The lot and old house was actually owned by my grandparents but my aunt and her husband bought the lot and house, demolished the old house (which was built in the 1970's) and built a new one which is really admired by many. I know I took pictures of it before but I can't find it right now. I'll post pictures next time.
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