Friday, December 18, 2009

Leave it to the experts

I learned that our third party vendor is ING. I do not know but I am not confident with they turn around time processing my final pay. And I cannot help but compare them with Las Vegas CPA who belongs to Kondler CPA which is a respected leader in the world of financial account
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Happy Holidays!

While awaiting my final pay, I got the raw amount already which is subject for review of the HRD and finance. I am also awaiting my allowance for the apprenticeship program. Since I am with the government sector, it is given but unacceptable for the concerned people to take a glacial pace processing our measly allowance. Our November 1-15 monetary help is still in the pipeline. Guess, I will not be having happy holidays.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

A real headache

If you think applying for a job is hard, wait until you resign from your work and start processing your clearance to get your certificate of employment and final pay. First, it is hard to find all the signatories for each department so you will end up calling the contact person only to get a reply that the signatory is out for a meeting. When you finally have completed the clearance, it has to pass through another set of signatories care of HRD. After waiting for more than a week, you will find out that the computation was wrong so they have to recomputed everything and route it again for signature and I do not know if they hired a snail for a messenger. It does not end there, when the computation has been made, it will be sent to a third party insurer/accountant or whatever and wait for eternity. In your second life, the third party vendor will send their reply and their computation has yet to be assessed by the company’s Finance Department but before that, it has to pass through tons of signatories in the HRD. In short or in long, whichever is appropriate, you need to have tons of patients and atleast two lifetimes to get cleared and have your not-so hefty final pay.

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A blissful vacation

When I hear of the word charisma, it makes me think of the Greek word Karisma which means a divine favour. So if the word is being used as a brand name of chain of hotels, I am picturing unequalled luxurious vacation, gourmet cooking, stress-free relaxation spree, white sand and clear water beaches. True to the word, Karisma Hotels incorporate all of these aspects in their chain of resorts.
Karisma’s five signature resorts include: El Dorado Royale Spa Resort (adults only), El Dorado Seaside Suites (adults only), Azul Beach (family-friendly) and Azul Blue (family-friendly – opening November 2006) and Hidden Beach Resort (naturalist). Azul Blue Hotel + Spa – Riviera Maya
Whatever kind of vacation you have in mind, deep-sea fishing, cenote diving or meditation classes, natural bliss, swinging in veranda hammock or Cancun All Inclusive Family Vacation you will surely find a perfect fit.

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

The end

It is the final week of Stairway to Heaven. Since it is an off shoot of the Koreanovela, I have the idea of its tragic and melancholic ending.
While Dingdong Dantes' acting has improved a whole lot better, I should say that it needs a little push. On the other hand, Rhian Ramos has given justice to Jodi's character and I am impressed by her acting. I actually like her. She is looks very elegant and yet is she has no inhibitions of acting as the underdog and an ordinary girl.
In the coming week, I will be extra busy accomplishing my pre-employment requirements during the day and watching my favorite shows in the evening.

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Stereo typing

Admittedly, I am hooked to the Pinoy version of Stairway to Heaven. Actually I did not know that I am into Dingdong Dantes until I was told your balikbayan. One night, our teenager balikbayan was talking to me (I guess for a while already) and he noticed that I was just a few inches away from the TV screen staring at Cholo (Dingdong Dantes). When he did not get any response from the usual talkative me, he then exclaimed: so that is your guy.
Until now, I have this Cholo/Dingdong fever and when we were in Singapore, I happened to sit next to a guy who looked like a Koreanovela actor. I was talking incessantly mentioning Cholo. Then he smiled at me. I asked if he's Korean or Chinese. He said he's Chinese. Then he asked backed if I were Filipino or Malaysian.
I guess the stereotyping was there. His skin was milky white and his eyes were slit-like. My skin was brown and my eyes were wide.
I did not take offense on that, I hope he did not.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Stepping up for the challenge

I have met with my former teammate in Singapore who served as our tour guide and introduced us to Singaporean culture.
As we discussed our plans for the future, she mentioned her intent to pursue further education specifically about getting a master’s degree. She asked me if getting it online would be a good decision and without a doubt I told her that it is a wise one if she will get it from an accredited university like the Capella Univeristy.
It is the leading provider of master’s and doctorate’s degree online. It offers ‘Inside Online Education’ podcast features a discussion of state-approved reading and literacy programs. This podcast features a discussion with Beverly Enns, Capella’s faculty chair for reading/literacy, which usually lasts about 15 minutes. It also contains interviews with Capella students, faculty and staff sharing the experience of online education. This discussion is available on iTunes.
Capella is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and it is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

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A foodie's delight

My recent trip to Singapore was fun. I specifically enjoyed the finest food this city of lion has to offer. I got to indulge in true Singaporean cuisines like its chicken rice, chili crab and laksa.
Although my budget was so tight, I was able to get through the entire stay sticking to the menu offered in the hawker center. I also truly enjoyed the kaya toast and the milk tea.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Charlie bit my finger

This is hilariously cute. British still sound appropriate even when in pain.
See below the original clip and then click on the other video for the remix which makes giggle.
They are adorable, aren't they?

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Rarely there

The only thing that needs to be given with serious consideration now that I have a major paycheck cut is the wise investment of my money. My brother-in-law has talked me into investing in their company’s cooperative lending business and so far I am quite satisfied how my hard-earned money is revolving.

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Going on with his life

One of my favorite patients in the hospital has been advised to go home and so he did. He is a middle aged medical doctor who has this condition called dilated cardiomyopathy or DCMP. A condition that weakened the muscle of the heart causing its inability to pump enough blood towards the systemic circulation.
Treatment would depend on the cause of the DCMP but the condition usually resolves with lifestyle modification and medication but there are some that progress or exacerbate causing congestive heart failure.
Knowing the odds of his condition, he accepted his fate and decided to go on with his life and like me, he decided to quit his job at the hospital because according to him, it gives him so much stress.
I wish him well.

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Living and loving it

It has been quite a while since I bid goodbye to my corporate life and since then I do not feel any longing to be back in that pit.
Although I am always up on my feet literally and figuratively during my shift in the hospital, I still feel like the energizer bunny. It is really different when you do the things that you really love. You are unaware how time passes by.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Making your money grow

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Even if you have just started to invest in this industry. Monaco will surely take care of you. It offers investment programs and products to fit most any budget.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

A breath of fresh air

After months of thinking through or I should say nurturing the thoughts that hold me back from getting out of the office permanently, I finally got the gut to pull the plug.
It is really hard to leave the job that paid the rent, the bills, the tuition for 9 years and the one that made me who I am today.
I am officially out of Smart and for a second I did not think about the big cut in the paycheck or the major adjustment in my lifestyle.
God will provide for me and He will be the one who'll save me.
I wanted and I longed for this day to happen. Instead of saving subscribers, I wanted to save lives and I know this is where my heart is.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Help for everyone

I just saw Cristine Reyes' interview on 24-oras on YouTube her and her family being on the rooftop of their 2-storey house in an attempt to elude the flash flood caused by typhoon Ondoy.
Our cable TV was busted, good thing that our internet connection did not fail me again.
While I feel for her, it is not only her that requires immediate evacuation and relief in Provident Village or in any calamity-stricken area for that matter.
She is lucky still to have gotten a generous amount of TV airtime to cry for help. I admire her courage to lead her family to safety
I pray that everyone else is now in the safe area and being taken care of.

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A time to relax

With the recent calamity that has hit our nation, I think a time for relaxation should be delayed but never be put aside.
It could wait until the Halloween since there are affordable Disney World Tickets , Universal Studios tickets and SeaWorld tickets available.
After the horrifying scene my nieces has witnessed it is high time for them to get a family-frinedly treat . I am sure that they will enjoy the great parade of Disney villains with a new fireworks show with beautiful Halloween which colors light up the sky at the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom. They always look forward to do trick-or-treat, in costume, with their favorite Disney characters.

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Relief measures

Our company has initiated rescue and relief operations to those who were hardly hit by the flash flood. Libreng "tawag centers" were set up especially in the areas of Marikina, Rizal and Pasig.
Also, calamity monetary assistance will also be given to employees who also suffered from this catastrophe. The company also has given a three-day calamity leave to the concerned employees.
I am really thankful that our company manages to help in times like this.

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Whatta typhoon

I thought it was just another rainy day so I went off to the office as usual. Little I know that this tropical storm Ondoy would cause such a catastrophe in the entire Metro Manila, Rizal and nearby provinces. Seriously, the wind is not that strong and it was not even regarded as super typhoon but the heavry rains it splashed in the NCR have caused the water lever in the water sheds and rivers to rise.
For the first time, our house was flooded. I got stranded and was able to get home by 1 am on Sunday.
And although the water has subsided, I was surprised to see how our house was swept by the water that came in so quickly. Thanks goodness that my family was able to save all the things in our house and put them on higher grounds.
Although we live in Sampaloc, there was no instance that it flooded even infront of our gate. Same is true with our Quezon Ave. where I work. Below is a snapshot shot on my cell phone.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

A haven for mortals

Sensuality and seclusion. Sound interesting. Add white sand, indulgence, elite, gourmet, sophisticated. These adjectives describe riviera maya vacations
It is totally highly individualized experience fit for the swank.
It offers private ocean-view intimacy, beachside bar swings, dedicated Beach Butlers, hot tubs and hammocks. There are white gauze curtains floating over four poster beds, sunset margaritas served by a private Beach Butler on a private stretch of sand, sumptuous presented food prepared by expert chefs. All these are part of Karisma’s way of continuous pampering under one roof.
Once you have been into these haven, you will never want to be somewhere else.

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Every 25th of the month we are getting our monetary rice subsidy through Smart Money. Surprisingly, it was not credited on time so I decided to transfer some funds in order for me to buy some fruits at a fruit stand near St. Luke’s.
The transfer when through as confirmed by a text message.
So when I attempted to withdraw the funds, the machine took a while and ejected my card telling me that the branch was busy. I am not annoyed but I was frustrated to find out that the funds were deducted.
I called the Smart Money hotline and after the usual verification, I was told to wait for three banking days for the reversal.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Working for the money

Speaking of catheters. I think I will be needing one with the tons of work load that has been assigned to me.
I do not want to kill my boss. I just do not want to see her.
I want to work in peace and I will deliver what is expected of me.
I do not care if she just stares at her desktop the wholeday as long as she is not breathing down my neck or blocking my airway, we will not have a problem.

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Saving lives

It has been two weeks since my basic skills training for nurses has ended and I honestly miss the hospital work. I miss everything there: toxic patients, IV fluids, vital signs monitoring, the indwelling foley catheter.
I must say that in order to help the patients get to early recovery of their illness, they need to get tender loving care from the healthcare providers and the best equipment there is.
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In this tough economic time, the free eCatalog that offers limited time specials and discounts to anyone who signs up is of great help.

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That Latina Wizard

I am not into social networking anymore. Although I have accounts on Friendster and Facebook, I rarely open them. But there is something I am crazy about and that is following Selena Gomez on FB. The youngest UNICEF ambassador is such a sweetheart. She dances gracefully, sings well and is good on skateboard.

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Keeping it low

I learned from TMZ that Jennifer Hudson has just given birth and I have been looking for the buzz about it but I found none.
I thought being in the spotlight would rid you of your privacy. I guess she did a great job concealing her pregnancy.
Kudos to you J. Hud!!

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Stocking for the rainy days

Getting the 9-5 job would not suffice in this tough economic times so we should consider into investing in something that has sure returns.
I am always puzzled by how the stock market operates and how the stocks work.
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Getting hitched for the 23rd time

I finally came across the real thing.
Wok Kundor, a 107-year old Malaysian woman wants to get married for the23rd time.
Motivated by her insecurities, she wants to tie the knot for again. She is worried that her current husband is going to ditch her for a younger woman when he gets out of rehab.
Malaysian media reports that Kundor’s marriages last an average of four years.
So, you go girl!

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Getting hitched

I was searching for the details of the news about the 107-year-old woman who wants to get married for the 23rd time. As I google for it, I came across this 107-year old virgin who wants to finally get laid err married.
Wang Guiying is on the look-out for a lad who is about her age around Chongqin, China. Since she is running against time, she open to hooking up with a youngster in his late 90s or early 100s.
You go girl!

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Gearing up for the next paintball challenge

My friend has been trying to talk me into paintball gaming. Seriously, seeing his bruises after each game, it makes me to decide to just become a spectator until he introduced me to airsoft safety gear and devices.
He is now getting his perfect gear from which carries Airsoft and Airgun and BB Gun Gear at absolutely low prices and he also get them through free shipping.
They offer the best brands of rechargeable batteries, safety glasses, battery chargers and biodegradable bb’s.
A little more convincing and I think I will be in full battler gear the next he comes home.

airsoft aeg

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Freedom of expression

Do you remember the incident in December 2008 when an Iraqi journalist threw shoes at then President Bush?
While people in his country consider him a hero for expressing his disgust with Bush, the other side of the world thinks otherwise. And now, just before the end of Ramadan, the “shoe thrower” was freed.

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A new winner has emerged

Kevin Skinner bagged the grand prize for America’s Got Talent. People have different bets but America has spoken and Skinner ended up as the front runner.
Seriously, I never got a chance to watch any episode of any season of this talent show, lack of interest perhaps. It’s just that contestants put different things on the judge’s table and I do not know how they are being judged.
For what it is worth, I just wish Skinner a good luck!

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Fashion for less

What is the best way to pump up your wardrobe and complete your ensemble? Accessories and pieces of jewelry of course!
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You could choose from wide assortment of jewelry and accessories, from tried-and-true classics to cutting-edge designs which is perfect for you and for your loved ones. The best part of it, is that you could get them at very affordable prices.
So go get those fingers going and have them delivered right at your door steps.

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Funny take on VMA flare

I have just seen this video which is a spoof of Kanye's unruly interruption of Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the VMAs.
Although Kanye has apologized to Swift and to her family, it's time to look at it in a light manner.
This really cracks me up.
I so love techy people.

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Her day has come

She won our hearts by surprise. Although this ordinary-looking lass did not take home the grand prize for Britain’s Got Talent, it is not surprising for her to land a record deal.
Now, Susan Boyle has just released in her debut album in the US.
Go check her out with Wild Horses and let you decide.

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Got coin?

If you have a dime to spare which is actually the fruit of your hard labor, what would you do with it? I would say, why not invest on something that appreciates over time?
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Would you dare to be different?

Now that I have mentioned about Nicole Richie naming her baby Sparrow (full name is Sparrow James Midnight Madden), I came to thinking, it is nice to name your kid a unique one but here's my two cents:

1. You can choose a unique name for your baby but not compromising his childhood. Just imagine the mockery he will have to endure throughout his life
2. While we are in computer age, there are still times that you need to write your name in full especially in school. Would you want your child cursing you silently or explicitly because of your love to play around the alphabets?

I thought she has learned about the comments (read: mockery) on Gwyneth Paltrow's decision in naming her daughter after a fruit.

Well to each his own.

I love Nicole, her bold fashion sense and being carefree but I am not with her on this name picking game.

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Glad to be back

I lost track of time. I did not notice that it has been over 2 months since I last fed my life updates here.
You see, I just gave birth, joke! (Nicole Richie actually gave birth to Baby Sparrow - what a name!)

So now that I am back, I will try my hardest to pitch in my daily rants and raves.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The grand vacation

White sand, indulgence, elite, gourmet, sophisticated, sensuality and seclusion. When these words come to your mind, you can only think of one name when it comes to family vacation that is Karisma hotels
It is totally highly individualized experience for the affluent. A private ocean-view intimacy, beachside bar swings, dedicated Beach Butlers, hot tubs and hammocks, white gauze curtains floating over four poster beds, sunset margaritas served by a private Beach Butler on a private stretch of sand, sumptuous presented food prepared by expert chefs. If you think that these will only happen in the movie, well think again because it’s all part of Karisma’s way of continuous pampering for one price.
Choose from the following resorts and that’s is all you have to think of: El Dorado Royale Spa Resort for the adults, El Dorado Seaside Suites (adults only), Azul Beach and Azul Blue and Hidden Beach Resort for the naturalist and Azul Blue Hotel + Spa – Riviera Maya

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Job (?) hunting

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy 95th anniversary

Today marks the 95th founding anniversary of the Iglesia ni Cristo in the Philippines. I have never been this proud of the flock I belong to.
In recognition of the church's significance in uniting the nation, the government has declared July 27 as Iglesia ni Cristo.
Cheers to the church!

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Gloomed down

"Officially", I have moved to the new group. I moved my stuff to my new post down the next floor with a breeze.
I was really apprehensive joining the new group but since I was not given a choice and I would like to keep my job, I had to cave in.
I did not work the whole day today. All I did was to arrange my stuff and to fix my applications. We were given with new PC set to I had to transfer my files.

It's the start of a gloomy day.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Stocks investment

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The great expectation

I am slightly anxious about what will happen this afternoon.
Seriously, I really suck at talking infront of strangers but I have to get it over with. It is a once line a lifetime opportunity and thousands would kill just to be in my shoes this afternoon.
I cannot give details at the moment because I do not want to preempt it.
God please help me.

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Predictably chaotic

What would you do when people continue to act unprofessionally and try to bring you down with them?
Just let them know about it and show them proofs.
They will give in to your request eventually but then again the control is still with them. So that will be unprofessionalism superimposed by power tripping.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fashionably generous

What is the most beautiful word that you would hear when someone opens a present? Wow!

This is exactly what you get when you send someone a gift that is meticulously made by Holsted Jewellers.

Each of their products is represents beauty, craftsmanship, quality and exclusivity. And when you visit their website, you can actually say that you have got a true fashion find without breaking the bank.

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