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"From now on, everyday will be the most important day." Hi! The name is Angela. Born on 10191988; existing (and living) for 21 years (and counting). Only daughter. Graduate of UST BSCS '09. Currently working (and wasting my once productive life) in night shift to sustain her luxurious life. Plans to mature on February 2010. Addicted to Web. A licensed driver. In a relationship since 122108. Loves my circle of friends. Loves sweets. Sentimental. Slim, long-legged with fair complexion. Wants to edit her life. So help me God.

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7.29.2009
I am a robot for a day.
Story told at 04:27 // 0 person(s) left violent reaction(s).

Waw. My last blog was on the 21st. Ehem. Another week had passed again. Haaay. In few days, August will be here. I am excited. Why? IDK.

I am under a 24-hour holter monitoring now. A lot of cables are attached on my chest and tummy area. I've got a lapel-like thing on my belt. I've been suffering with this gadget that makes me feel like a robot since yesterday noon. It feels so irritating because of the 500-meter tapes used to make it fixed to my body. Err. Good thing it's already 4:35AM. Ilang oras na lang isa-suffer ko!

Too bad because I wasn't able to fully monitor my heartbeat yesterday. I couldn't differentiate a simple heart beat from a palpitation anymore. Haha. It seemed like my heart beat was the same all throughout the day. The nurse handed me a diary booklet yesterday when I was in the hospital for me to record all the activities that would make a different sensation (like palpitation, chest pain, etc). Uhm, I felt good the whole day yesterday anyway. I think I don't have to force myself to feel something I really don't feel, right? :D

I've been having these exams since the 21st when I had my first checkup using my Maxicare card in Marikina Valley Medical Center. My doctor was Dr. Socrates Grecia. He's like Hayden Kho. But of course, Hayden is way better than my doctor. :P What I hated about him was he gave me a lot of medicines to take. Wasted more than 500 pesos for those medicines that I never liked to take. They're still here inside my bag. Complete. Err.

I requested for CBC, thyroid check and ECG. All the results were normal except for the ECG result. Based on the paper, I had a left posterior hemiblock and right atrial enlargement. It made me panic that's why I consulted to a cardiologist. He asked me to have another set of exams which included the Chest X-ray, 2-D Echo and this Holter Monitoring. The Chest X-Ray result was normal. Even if I had to repeat the x-ray twice because my lungs were too big for the tube that the doctor-slash-nurse had put on the machine. Hehe. I still have to wait for the results of the 2-D Echo and Holter. I hope it goes well. Yesterday, I knew I have cardiac arrhythmia. Then I remembered Diether Ocampo. If I wasn't mistaken, that was the diagnosis of the doctors after he had seizure. I want this fixed. I don't want to feel more stressed and depressed. x_x

Last Sunday, I went to Megamall and Greenhills to accompany my dad and mom in buying tokens for his Indonesian guests. Then I bought two books in Powerbooks Megamall. Paulo Coelho's The Zahir and Bob Ong's Kapitan Sino. Yey. I got another 430-peso utang with my mom. :)) But it's okay. I've been craving for these books for a long time already. I have work and salary. And I had already finished reading Paulo Coelho's Brida. So why won't I make myself happy? :] I'm loving reading books.

I already finished reading Kapitan Sino in Monday morning while I was waiting for the sunrise. The story was fine. It was about a simple electronics repairman who became a superhero to his community. It wasn't very funny like his other books but it'd make you laugh. But the good thing about Bob Ong's books is that it makes us learn about reality by simply being on the reality. No sugarcoating.

I still haven't started reading The Zahir. I'm planning to start reading it on Saturday when it's not queuing at work. :D

Yea. I met my boyfriend yesterday. I left home at past 6PM with Acey. Supposed to be, we were going to meet at 4PM, but I overslept. Haha. I went straight to Antipolo after I got out from bed (HAHAHA) and went to this very big SM City Taytay. Our malling was very tiring that I almost got my holter broken while I was pressing the button every now and then. Haha. Kiddin'. I didn't press the button even once. I'm dead. X_O But yea, the mall was really small. I think this mall was constructed for those who don't usually see malls in the city. HAHA. :o But it was all good because I was with him. He looked different. He had a new haircut which made him look more gwapo. Haha. That's how much I missed him... :D Maybe this was a post celebration of our 7th monthsary. We didn't meet on that day. Hehe. Haaay. He was on leave yesterday that's why we were able to meet. Will he be willing to go on leave every week just to see me? :P Hahaha.

What more?

Last Monday, June 2009 Nursing Board Exam results were released. I knew this from my workmates. That was the first thing I did when I came to the office. Haha. Good thing it wasn't queuing. Hehe. I scanned the list and checked on the names of my friends who had the exam. Then I saw She's name. Bartolo, Sherry Marie Gongora. Yeahba! I'm so proud of her. :] I remember she told me before that she didn't want anybody else to know that she already took the exam so no one would know if ever she failed. She was sooo pessimistic. Well, I have always believed in her powers. I know she could do it even before I saw her name on the list. Hmm, hmm, hmm. You know what, I once wanted to be a nurse. When I was in second year college. I thought of shifting from Computer Science to Nursing. Buti na lang hindi ko tinuloy. I knew I would never have a better future there. HAHA. Anwyay, congratulations Sherry, and to all the other new registered nurses out there! Cheers for you, guys! ^^

Was last week a recruitment week? I received three text messages from 3 different companies recruiting me. One of those companies was the SM Investments that I'd been waiting for to contact me since March. IDK. I applied for an IT-related position there. Hmm. Well, I hope I ain't wasting all the opportunities coming for the sake of having a good record at eTelecare -- the first path I chose to take

If you only know how much I wanted to resign. This is not my dream job. This is not the career I planned to pursue. But it's here. It was my decision. Do I have to regret? Or should I just enjoy the job of being plastic to effin' Americans and the salary I'm getting? I don't want to stay here longer. Contract ends on the last week of November. Still have ample time to think about my life. All I want is to be a web designer/developer. Haaay. Life seems to be so complicated. What you want is not what you always get. But I know it has a purpose. Maybe God just wants me to learn things. That sleeping is not a thing to be taken for granted. Remember, when I was still not working in a call center, I always stayed up late even if I didn't have anything important to do. Maybe He just wants me to realize how important it is to sleep at night. Hahaha. Funny. God really has his own unique way of making us learn. Cool, God! Kaya mahal kita eh.

Pero since nandito na to, I have to adjust, to adapt myself to the situation that I chose to be in. I'll get more used to it. Soon. Time will come. Call center agents are always stereotyped. Tsk, tsk. But I think being in the bandwagon is WAY BETTER than just staying at home, doing nothing with no money for shopping. :P

Don't do whatever you like. Instead, like whatever you do.

Makes sense, right?

I want to have a new contact lens.

On Sunday, my teammates and I will be having a bonding session somewhere in Ortigas after shift. Wala lang. Just to unwind. Since it's sweldo on Friday, let's waste money for relieving all the stress and pressure that our field of work has been causing us. Hahaha. :))

BTW, I got my new schedule for the next month. Well, it's the same schedule, 10PM-7AM. I just got new offs, Sunday and Wednesday this time. I think this will be better. Hindi bitin. Unlike my schedule this last three weeks, Sunday and Tuesday. Bitin.

I also want to get my hair curled. I already had consent from my family, boyfriend and friends. From myself? Still thinking. Hehe.

Have you heard the news yesterday about the fake flu vaccines? Gahd. The news said those 300-peso worth vaccines distributed to the clinics were possibly fake. My mom, dad and I had flu vaccines last June 13th in the office. It costed me 960 pesos for the three of us. Then that's fake? C'mon!!! I hate Jennifer Sandoval. Super.

If you only know how much I want to go back to college...

When can this laptop be formatted? I need a 120-GB disk drive for file storage. I don't want to lose all my files. Haay. I miss Photoshop and Dreamweaver. Sooo much. :'(

Gotta end this up. I'm really thinking about this holter monitoring. Am I doing the right thing? Hahaha! Whatever.

Ba-bye. It's 5:34AM. :D

When you encounter something, don't stop searching.

7.21.2009
7th Month
Story told at 00:00 // 0 person(s) left violent reaction(s).

Happy 7th monthsary, Babe.♥♥♥

In the sincerest, sweetest and flirtiest manner: Sorry. Thank you. I love you. :]

*huuuuug!*

7.20.2009
A(H1N1)?
Story told at 00:07 // 0 person(s) left violent reaction(s).

Caller: Where are you located?
Anj: In Scottsdale, Arizona, Sir.
Caller: Are you an illegal immigrant?
Anj: ???

Define irate. That caller. I'm sorry for the voice, okay? Eff.

I have severe colds, cough and fever since Friday night. But I have to go to work simply because I have to.

I got more sick because of the super cold temperature in Ops. I had no choice but to stay at the workstation just below the AC. It was sooo cold there that I had to have a jacket and a blanket to survive. After shift at 7AM, I went to the lounge to get some rest before I went to PJ's house in Antipolo to, supposed to be, surprise him on his 24th birthday -- but I got busted. HAHA.

I should have been in their house before he woke up. Kaso ang aga nya natulog. Eh di ang aga rin nya nagising. At me sakit ako. At ang tagal ko naghintay sa FX paakyat sa kanila. Luge. I wasn't even able to text him since 12MN. Effin' sched. Brought him my gift and his birthday cake to make him fat. :D

HAPPY, HAPPY 24th BIRTHDAY, PJ! *huggg!*

Went home around 7PM. After the sermons that I got from my ever-loving mom and dad, I slept. I decided not to go to work because I was really sick that time. I tried to call our shift manager but he didn't answer. I called my TL but she told me to just go to work if I could still manage to. It was already almost 9PM. I just went to work. I just put in my mind that I could still talk and listen, and I didn't have my QA yet. That's why I had no choice. My TL gave me a lot of considerations anyway. :]

I wonder if this is a regular fever, an influenza, pneumonia or worst, A(H1N1). I got all the symptoms. Haha. Well, that's fine. I'd be popular. HAHAHA.

Hmmm. I hope I'd be better for the next 24 hours. Pray for my health. :)

Signing off.

7.15.2009
2:00AM
Story told at 03:05 // 0 person(s) left violent reaction(s).

I did not set my alarm at 2AM but I woke up at 2AM. That's so unbelievable.

Well, well, well. Today's my day-off that's why I'm waiting for the sunrise again, in front of my computer. To blog. Got nothing to do. Just don't want to break my body clock. I slept at about 8:30PM last night when I got home.

(At this moment, I'm thinking if I will eat Koko Krunch or not. Hmmm.)

I went to the mall (again) with my mom and little brother. Yea, I, I mean, we, love going to malls, you know. It's part of our daily routine. HAHAHA. We're supposed to leave at 1PM but because of my alibis, we left house when my little bro came from school, that was already about 4PM. It was raining so hard. Haay. When I was a student, I always wanted to rain so that classes would be suspended. I sooo loved the feeling of sleeping in my bed while raining. But now that I'm already working and there are no chances of getting work suspended, I wish it wouldn't rain anymore.

Finally, I was able to buy my ever-wanted trench coat. Thank you, eTelecare, for my bi-weekly salary. :))

How was my day?

I left home last night at 7:30PM thinking that jeepneys were still in strike. Fortunately/Unfortunately, it was very easy to get a ride. I was in the office at 8:30PM. My work would start at 10PM.

The day was fine. There were irate callers. There were nice callers. There were stupid callers. And there were stupid agents, too. Haha. Less pressure because we got a very nice and approachable team leader. Good for us. :)

Does this blog have sense? No. :)))))

I want A LOT.

I want to eat Manhattan Meatlovers (Yellow Cab), Mocha Frappuccino (Starbucks Coffee), Tiramisu Meltdown (Red Ribbon), Adobong Baboy (Mommy), Chocolate Notebook (Cadbury), Twister Fries (McDonald's), and Hot Fudge Sundae (Jollibee)

I want to go to Caleruega, Baguio, Divisoria, UST, Singapore, New York, Boracay, and Puerto Galera.

I want long-sleeved shirt (Folded and Hung), new camphone, new digicam, new laptop, iPod Classic (120GB), night swimming, barhopping, shopping, to finish reading Brida, and to see my high school friends.

I want to be happy and contented.

I want EVERYTHING. So impossible.

Will have to sign off. This is enough. I'm crazy. =/

7.12.2009
Adjustment Period
Story told at 03:16 // 0 person(s) left violent reaction(s).

Why am I still awake when everybody's asleep?

I did register for Sulitxt15 because my boyfriend did, too. After I sent my message to him when I received the confirmation that I was already registered, I never received any message from him anymore. HE WAS ASLEEP. Very good. That's why I sooo love him.

What's with this day?

This day was... a trying-to-be-happy day. I was home at 8:30AM because I stayed in Chowking for about 1 1/2 hours after shift with my eTel friends. We'll be having a different schedule next week which made us think that this would be the last time we'd be eating breakfast together. But Angelbert wasn't there because he had to finish taking in calls until 7AM.

I slept at 10AM. Supposed to be, I'd be going to Antipolo at 1PM. Unfortunately, my phone wasn't enough again to fight with my sleepyheadedness. Haha. Alarm? Ignored. Phone calls from cellphone and landline? Ignored. Text messages? Ignored. All I wanted to do was sleep. Hahaha. I'm sorry. Though my shift last night wasn't too bad, I still felt like I needed a real rest since it was Saturday. Mom, Dad and Marc left home while I was sleeping since they knew I'd be meeting PJ in the afternoon. I woke up at 4PM, I think. PJ almost ate me alive. (HAHAHA. Kiddin', Babe.) :P

He went here first at home. Then left again at 5:30PM. We had a hard time thinking where to go. (Like what we always do.) We decided to go to Sta Lu but dropped by Rob first. We ate dinner at Kenny. Ordered the ever famous Solo A with mashed potato and regular iced tea. In fairness, I missed eating a lot. :D

Went to the movie house to check what time would Ice Age 3 start. 7:25PM. Bought tickets then proceeded inside. The movie was so cute. It's about friendship and family matters. It made us both feel like we were just the same age as most children watching there. Better watch this if you're already feeling old. :))

Movie ended at 9PM. Too early yet so we decided to play billiards. Yea. I improved a little. Haha. Went home after a few games at 10:30PM.

No pictures for this day. My camera was actually inside my bag; I just forgot I had it.

***

It's Sunday.

I thought of attending our BP service tomorrow morning. But I received a message from Kuya Ron, Eco-DMT's chairman, that there will be no service tomorrow. Aysus. Kung kelan naman magdu-duty na ko, saka naman wala. Haha. I can't go to the Philippine Dental Association Sportsfest tomorrow for two main reasons: I don't know what's happening and going to happen. :)) (Although Ariane sent me a text message saying we belong to the same group.)

Haaay. I can almost see the sun rise. (It's 5:30AM.) I am NOT yet sleepy. At this moment, I am deleting unknown friends in my friends' list in Friendster. From 935, so far, 878 na. (More to delete...)

Maya-maya matutulog na rin ako. Gigising na ung mga tao dito samin oh. Haha.

Good night. Este, good morning! :)
Have a great day.

7.09.2009
Opening and Closing Spiels
Story told at 16:44 // 0 person(s) left violent reaction(s).

Last 15 minutes before I get dressed up.

Thank you for calling AT&T about your wireless service. My name is Angela Solomon. May I have your wireless number starting with the area code please?

(I was never thankful for that.) I say that opening spiel in the most plastic way. But I get 5 points everytime I say that in every call. Hehe. Being plastic has advantages, too. Hahaha. And you know what, nakakasuka rin pag paulit-ulit mong ginagawa. Ung tipong minsan nagkakabulol-bulol ka na. Tsss.

Second to the last day of the week. Haay. As time goes by, I'm getting used to being dumped by those people I cannot even see and smash, I mean, touch.

Last night, when I went inside the Ops and checked my schedule for the day, everything changed. For the next three weeks, my schedule would be from 10PM-7AM, Mondays, Wednesdays-Saturdays. Yes. My day-offs would be Tuesdays and Sundays. For the next three weeks. Badtriiiiiiiip. I suuuuuuuuuuuuper hate my schedule! Well, actually, not really. I love the 10PM-7AM. (Sakop na sakop buong night differential pay. Haha. Hello, shopping!) What I don't like is my day-offs. My gahd, Saturday is Pij/Family Day. What's going to happen for the next few weeks? I know pang-gabi ako pero I syempre I'm still a human and I need to sleep, too, the way normal people do. Should I be setting another day for them? Errrr! Schedule conflicts, man! Haaaaay.

This is the start of the real call center world. My friends and I have different schedules. We won't be in the same team anymore. And at this moment, I still don't know anyone who has the same schedule as mine. Poooooooor Angela. :(

But why am I freaking out here? Didn't I remember I signed a contract that I agreed to have a shifting/rotational/graveyard schedule? Tsss. And in the first place, I shouldn't have applied in this company if I'm not willing to be different from the normal.

I have a boundary QA score. I have to get a higher grade later or tomorrow to redeem myself. Tsk. I got a low score because of that effin' irate caller who was so demanding and irritating that I preferred to get escalated just to get out of that call!

Haaay. I have to leave now. Wish me luck. Don't let me leave my common sense here, okay? I need it badly.

Thank you for calling AT&T Wireless. We appreciate your business. Hope you have a great day.

I say that closing spiel in the most plastic way. :))))

PS: Missing my boyfriend. Photoshop-ing. Dreamweaver-ing. Really.
PPS: Visit my Facebook, guys! Nothing so extraordinary. Just want some Wall-to-wall posts. Thanks. Hahaha. :D
PPPS: I sooo love the Hershey's Dark Chocolate Ice Cream in MiniStop. However, I can't eat a lot. I don't want to lose my source of income. HAHA.

Ba-bye na nga. Daldal mo.

7.07.2009
Escalated Calls
Story told at 16:10 // 0 person(s) left violent reaction(s).

I hate Monday.

I couldn't imagine I had 22 calls last night. It was very terrible and I felt so stressed, pressured and depressed. Aside from queueing, all the callers were irate. 80% of the callers were irate. 80% of the effin' callers asked for a supervisor. :((

After lunch, only one customer made me feel enlightened. Karen. She was old. She was nice. And she was definitely nicer than Rocky -- my second caller who almost ate me alive!

Monday is Evaluation Day. If I got 75% last week, what about this week? Err. I feel so low. So frustrated. So degraded. So stupid. And these are all because of the job that I have right now.

At this very moment, I'm not really happy with this anymore. I don't want to go to work. I don't have the excitement and adventure feeling. I don't care no matter how high our salary is.

People say, "pag hindi ka masaya sa trabaho mo, mag-resign ka." It's very impossible. I can't do that. We have a bond and I don't want to get sued because of it.

This is not actually me. Usually, whenever I got stressed and depressed with school stuff before, eating a lot was my medicine. Now, I can't even eat my whole lunch. I'm getting skinnier. I hate it.

Anyway. I know what I'm feeling now is just normal. Maybe, it's only because I'm still on the adjustment period. Hmmm... LEt's give time for myself to reflect with this.

GOOD LUCK.

These are the times I need someone by my side. I need him. But I can't see him because of this effin' schedule. Pft. The hell. I really wonder why I applied for this position... :/

I guess I'll be needing a psychologist.
I want to be just a student again.
I'm not yet ready to face the real world... I think... Maybe... I guess so...

Michael Jackson's last day of wake today. Tomorrow, he'll be resting in real peace. Let's pray for the soul of the King of Pop. His memories will always stay in every person's heart.

7.05.2009
Two Weekends of June 2009
Story told at 17:16 // 0 person(s) left violent reaction(s).

I feel sleepy. I believe I got enough sleep last night... Hmmm.

I was using my lappie when my mom told me to hang up my dad's clothes to let it dry before dad comes. As I was not wholeheartedly doing it, I saw two men selling universal remote controls under the sun. Then I realized how lucky I was to have this kind of life.

Today is Sunday. Supposed to be, it's my Eco-DMT Day today. Unfortunately, for the nth time, I wasn't able to wake up as early as 7AM. Yea, I forgot to set my alarm. Actually, I really didn't set my alarm. I was hoping I could wake up that early. (Which has never happened yet.)

I had a new haircut. But it didn't look like I had one. Tsss.

***

As I mentioned on my past blogs, I work for a call center in Shaw. Just last Monday (29JUN2009), we were sent to hell, I mean, to the floor, still training. But the day before that, we had our first ever post-summer GA in Antipolo City.

We knew about this through the email sent by the HR department to us. We were very excited because almost everyone of us didn't have enough vacation to go on summer outing. Plus, all expenses are paid by the company. :D

We met at 7:30AM at our McDonald's. (Yes, since eTelecare and McDonalds belong to the same building, we call it ours. Take ownership, guys. HAHA.) When I came, the buses were already there. Some of my classmates and Marcus were already there. Around 8:20AM, we left at Shaw. Angelbert and Connie were there. Our other friends, Jude, Angel and Anna didn't show up. Saaaad.

We reached Antipolo at around 9:30AM. We registered for the raffle. Prizes? Brand new betamax player and cassette drive. Haha. Kiddin'. The prizes were DVD player, MP3 player, portable DVD player and... PSP 3000. Yes, PSP3000. Shocks, I really wanted to have that grand prize. But about 300 people joined the raffle. I only had 1 out of 300 chance to get that. C'mon. I had no choice but to forget about that.

We played Human Bingo that's why we were able to meet the team leaders, shift managers, operations managers, trainers and co-agents. Only 10 were given 100-peso worth Sodexho GCs. Luckily, I was one of them. :)

Swim. Swim. Swim. We conquered two pools. Now, I hate my skin color. MORE.

Videoke. Lunch. Raffle. Games. Merienda. At around 4:00PM, we packed up and waited for the bus.

In this photo (from top left to bottom): Connie Cruz, Yours truly, Marcus Ramirez, Nica Abitria, Cyndy Baloy, Angel Bataller, Bonn Boñol and EJ Camallere. "Matira matibay" team with Marcus who didn't even get wet. (From swimming.)

The whole team went to Cristina Villas to relieve stress and pressures we got from work. We swam, took a lot of pictures, played games, ate, met new friends, joined raffles, etc. Basically, we went there just to have fun. And it was successful, in less than 12 hours, we forgot about our work -- and all the stress and pressures it had caused us to pursue this GA. Haha. :D Looking forward to the GA on the next quarter. :P

After that, I attended the mass in Antipolo church. Then, I met PJ and had dinner in their house. (The dinner that I'm talking about is the sermon that I got from him. HAHAHA. Kiddin' by half. Dinner + Sermon. Hehe. Loveyou, Babe.) Dropped by McDo Marcos to eat sundae. Went home after. What a tiring but happy day!

***

After the successful stress-relieving GA, stress and pressure welcomed us back when we entered Ops floor. It was my first day of taking calls. We had some huddle ups before we officially took in calls. I can say that my first call was quite fine. I totally forgot what it was about. (I'll try to see my notes tomorrow in my workstation.) But the nervousness, the super palpitation, the stress, the pressure. IDK, they all went to the highest level. Before, I thought working in a call center was an easy job. Now, I can say that this is a very difficult and complicated one. Aside from the fact that your schedule will be much more different than the normal working people, we do our business by conversing with diverse kinds of people we can't see about their problems that we can't physically check. It's like, we should have a very broad imagination and useful common sense to be able to assist them. (Customers are calling from the 52 states of America.) What you need to build in this field of work is confidence, patience, understanding and helpfulness. Not having low self-esteem, being irritable, unapproachable and rude. Well, at last, I learned to use Avaya. :D

I was lucky I got 75% in the overall evaluation last week. We had two evaluations by the QAs. I had 75% in both evals. The passing grade was 61%. Unfortunately, the whole team only got below 61% last week. Two more evaluations are waiting for us next week. Anwyay, I know I don't have to worry. The consequences are not yet clear but I know our team can do this. Go Wave 50!!! ^^ I want to get a 100% grade in evals so TL Vince could give me his promise: any Starbucks Venti drink. Of course, I would want to have Mocha Frap. :) Looking forward to that. I hope the QA would be able to get my transfer call. I already mastered it. HAHAHA. :))

***

Yesterday, I spent my day with my family and PJ. After work, we went to Cavite to visit my lolo and lola. Although my tito was willing to drive, I still chose to be the driver on our way there. It was one of my what-I-want-to-do's ever since I started working. I had no sleep but I still enjoyed it.

We just had our lunch, had some talks, bored ourselves, slept, played tong-its, sat, walked, ate pancit and pancit and pancit. We actually didn't do anything extraordinary. It's just that I was with my whole family besides Dad, and PJ. Ah, yea. That made my Cavite escapade a lot different. :)

When we reached Marikina, we even stayed at Kapitan Moy to get some fresh but polluted air. Had some MiniStop's Hershey's ice cream. Went to Antipolo Overlooking. Stayed there 'til 11:30PM. Drove PJ home. Wala akong kiss. Huhu. :))

It was 12MN when we reached home. The day was sooo... Ugh. It was nice. :) I never had enough sleep, but I had a chance to bond with my family and PJ. Sooo happy here.

Too bad. Of all the days that I would forget my digital camera, why yesterday? No pics were taken. :((

Tomorrow, stress and pressure will be with me again. They'll be very faithful to me until Saturday morning. Huhu...

I don't know if I can still make it to the end. My contract finishes on November 24, 2009. It's only the start of July. Do you think I will still be at eTelecare until 24NOV2009 and take all the stress and pressures in life? Text YES or NO to 2366. Open for Globe Subscribers only. :D

Wish me luck.
Hope everyone gets a great week ahead.
Never give up.
God bless.
Move on with hope and courage. :)

PS: Guys, please text me so I can get your numbers. My 9500 is really not working. And I'm so lucky because all my contacts and important messages are there. Trabaho kong mag-troubleshoot at mag-process ng exchange ng telepono ng ibang tao pero bakit ung telepono ko hindi gumagana?!?!?!

Nothing in this life is easy. Everyone should know that. All these trials that God's giving us are just like diagnostic tests in school. They are made to know how much we have learned and how we're going to apply what we learned which we didn't apply before. We should continue to accept all the trials. Learn from all the mistakes that we had. Be strong enough to face everything. Like what one of the characters in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen said, "Don't stop. Don't hide. Run."

PPS: I miss Photoshop-ing and Dreamweaver-ing. :((

Be happy. :)

Man in the Mirror
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This is one of my favorite songs of Michael Jacskon. (Even before he died. Yes, I have been listening to his songs even before he died, unlike other people who only appreciated him after he died.)

If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make that change.

I love this particular song not only because of the tune, but also because of the BTW, I posted the lyrics here so you could sing, too. :)

Ooh ooh ooh aah
Gotta make a change
For once in my life
It's gonna feel real good
Gonna make a difference
Gonna make it right

As I turned up the collar on
A favorite winter coat
This wind is blowin' my mind
I see the kids in the street
With not enough to eat
Who am I to be blind
Pretending not to see their needs

A summer's disregard
A broken bottle top
And a one man's soul
They follow each other
On the wind ya' know
'Cause they got nowhere to go
That's why I want you to know

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change, yey
Na na na, na na na, na na na na oh ho

I've been a victim of
A selfish kinda love
It's time that I realize
There are some with no home
Not a nickel to loan
Could it be really pretending that they're not alone

A willow deeply scarred
Somebody's broken heart
And a washed out dream
(Washed out dream)
They follow the pattern of the wind ya' see
'Cause they got no place to be
That's why I'm starting with me

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make that change

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
(Man in the mirror, oh yeah)
I'm asking him to change his ways, yeah
(Change)
No message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make the change
You gotta get it right, while you got the time
'Cause when you close your heart
(You can't close your, your mind)
Then you close your mind

(That man, that man, that man)
(That man, that man, that man)
(With the man in the mirror, oh yeah)
(That man you know, that man you know)
(That man you know, that man you know)
I'm asking him to change his ways
(Change)
No message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself then make that change

(Na na na, na na na, na na na na)
Ooh
Oh yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
(Na na na, na na na, na na na na)

Oh no
Oh no, I'm gonna make a change
It's gonna feel real good
Sure mon
(Change)
Just lift yourself
You know, you got to stop it yourself
(Yeah)
Oh
Make that change
(I gotta make that change today, oh)
(Man in the mirror)
You got to, you got to not let yourself, brother oh
Yeah
You know that
(Make that change)
(I gotta make that make me then make)
You got, you got to move
Sure mon, sure mon
You got to
(Stand up, stand up, stand up)
Make that change
Stand up and lift yourself, now
(Man in the mirror)
Make that change
(Gonna make that change, sure mon)
(Man in the mirror)
You know it, you know it, you know it, you know
(Change)
Make that change

I hope Michael Jackson and his "Man in the Mirror" would inspire a lot of people to apply the meaning of this to their lives. In this way, we would be able to help not only ourselves but also the society.