Sunday, September 25, 2005

DSL! Wahoo!

I'm now connected to the cyberworld once again. It feels great to be updated of all the ongoings in the cyber-communities. I felt so out of touch!

I should be happy that PLDT managed to install my DSL connection. Actually, it wasn't my application that was used. I initially applied first week of August, and when I inquired a few weeks ago, I was told that PLDT hasn't received my application. Apparently, the problem stems from the fact that the phoneline is not under my name. What pissed me off was that I submitted the requirements that they asked from me. So in my frustration, I had my aunt, who owns the phoneline, to apply the DSL line for me and wonder of wonders, the installed the feature after a day that my aunt called. Now how unfair is that?! I was already looking for other providers but much to my chagrin, only PLDT has the infrastructure to offer the service in our area. Man, I keep on forgetting that I live in the boondocks. I tried Sky and Globe and they gave me negative answers. I just had to suck it in and bug PLDT about my line.

Let me see, what's new in my world?

Well, work has been very stressful these past few weeks. As the saying goes, "greater power is greater responsibility." I'm technically the boss' right-hand girl now. I had to help my boss with budget planning and procedure setting. It meant late nights and tired evenings. It's the company's last hurrah before the year ends being the last quarter and all. Plus some new policies being implemented adds to the boiler. But I can't complain. At least I still have work.

My room is now my haven. I can stay in here the whole day (as long as the DSL doesn't conk out). The room has the right temperature. My aunt told me that it's the coolest room in the house. I slept last night with all the windows closed and just the fan running, and I was covered with a comforter. It's that cold.

Attended a mini-reunion last weekend with a couple of my former officemates. The two of them are two of the best people that I've worked with in my company and who I can call good friends. Sands just got married last year and gave birth to a really cute baby girl last July. She now works for her husband's company. Jas, on the other hand, is now a manager at a very big local bank. It was great seeing them again. I miss their company and the chats that we had everyday. They were a great support group at work and I miss having a "bestfriend" at work.

But well, life goes on. I can find new friends but there's a shortage of females in our department. It's a predominantly male one and it's really different. I know I should be used to it already, but nothing beats female companionship.

Ah well, lots of things to looking forward this year. One thing is that I'll be turning 30 on December. I don't know what my 30th year will bring but I do hope it'll be better than the previous years.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Internet and School

I haven't logged in for a week! My last log was last Tuesday when I was home sick. What kind of a record is that? To think I could not last before without checking my mail everyday. Good thing there's no classes, else, I'll be panicking.

Speaking of classes, I got my grades. 3.5 for both subjects (Financial Management and Organizational Behavior). I'm amazed with those grades. I was expecting a mere 3.0 for both. But hey, blessings are still blessings.

This coming term is a difficult one for me (sounds familiar. I think I say this every term). Honestly, this term belies difficult. It's time for my comprehensive exams. I have to take these exams where the professors check whether I learned anything in my year of taking core MBA subjects. It's a series of exams for seven consecutive weeks with a different subject matter per week. It's rather daunting since my reviewing skills will be sorely tested (try studying when you get home after a gruelling day at work. Tell me, how do you do it?).

If I pass these exams, then I have three terms to go before I graduate. That is, if things go according to plan. Man, I am so looking forward to finish this. There are few things in my life that I have started which I was able to finish. I have this annoying "ningas-cogon" habit. I mean, hey, look at my gym. Look at my other projects. If I do finish my MBA, I'll count it as one of my biggest personal successes.

I'm not one of those people who took up MBA as a career move. I took it because it gave me something to do. It gave me something to think about. Now, I just want to finish it so I can get on with other things in life.


I am so out of touch with what has been happening to our government lately. I tend to avoid the news whenever the impeachment issue comes up. Heck, I know more about the damage that Katrina wrought, than the impeachment issue. Although the other day, I was aware that there was an extended Congress session where it lasted 23 hours! At least we're getting our money's worth on the people we voted in congress. Now if they can do it wisely.

One particular person really got my fancy. Rep. Francis Escudero (he represents a province in Bicol. Sorsogon, I think) is a very interesting character. Whenever he talks, people listen. He's not prone to theatrics or hysterics. He's a voice of reason in the plenary chaos errr...session. He's calm and logical and I like the way he thinks. I may not agree with some of the things he said, but I admire him for his grit and wit. If he's going to run for national office in the future, he'll surely get my vote.