5/24/2008

Kuripsy Signing Off...

I just feel so sad today... wala lang...finally tomorrow we'll gonna be on AM shift...I show I should be happy because at last - after a year in night shift...we'll gonna finally experience being a normal person - having a normal life and a normal timezone! But I am not. It's because having a different schedule with my previous teammates means THIS IS IT - we would finally say goodbye our previous team - THE KURIPSYS.

Most of my previous teammates would still be on a night shift - but five of us - Kate, Shai, Gherj, Ice and I - who are now a part of a new team composed of 11 transition agents would spend 3 weeks in the morning shift. What's worse is that on the first day of our morning shift , only I , from the five girls have a schedule- which means, 9 full hours of being alone with a new shift and a new team and a new tl. I cant...I really cant! This kind of situation is kind'a akward for me. I know I am not the kind of person who would not go to work just because my friends does'nt have a scheduled work for the day but this is a totally different scenario. I've been with Convergys for almost a year and a half but only now did I feel very alone. Only now will I go to work feeling like a "newbie". I don't think I can make it tomorrow. =(

So while I'm still in this emotional mood...let me say my thank you's to my teammates who've been my friends, laughing mates, yosi mates...my team mates who made one and a half years of my cvg life a very memorable one...

Let me start with the NEWEST MEMBERS:


*diosdado "daddy" yutuc - THANK YOU daddy for being a sport especially whenever I tease you about the world war I and whenever I ask you what it's like to be a part of Bataan Death March (lol) . Thank you for all those times that you just laugh about it and by updating us with the lives of those "bomba stars" you know since the 80's. Thanks for letting me know the names of those bomba stars that made it big on showbizness at that era when Filipinos regard those with "betamax" as rich. Hahaha! Thanks for describing how Manila looks like before the war. Bwahahahaha!


*arnaldo "arn arn" tamayo - thank you also for those times you laugh about our "love team" hahaah! I am really proud that even in my small little way, I was able to impart my knowledge to you on how to pass your scorecard as you have been my team buddy. I know you are a man of few words (without the spirit of red horse, hahaha) so we are not able to bond that well because we're opposites but I hope when we again see each other at the office...you would still take time to greet me.

*emmanuel "emmanrito" santos - what I love about this kid is that he is so "makulit" and "kwela" like me. I can see in him a younger brother - a cheerful, bubbly full of life younger brother. I love to see him laugh when I crack jokes to him as he would for sure would find a joke of his own that would make all of us laugh. I always tell him that he is "gwapo" and he looks like " richard....pinlac" though I mean Richard Gomez talaga. For me he is a true example of a yuppie who is soooo maloko. Keep it up Emman and thanks for those times you make me laugh with your childish acts.

to the SENIOR TEAM MEMBERS...

*sharen "shai" cariaso - friend! thanks for all the troubleshooting steps you've taught me and the colorful quickcomm fonts you generously share, hehehe.Thanks for the wonderful pc set I've purchased from you na super "sale" na binigay mo sakin. thanks for being nice to jojo when he came to get the pc. thanks for all of your kakalerky na stories and for just being you. Looking forward for more kalokang adventures with our new team.

*kate "barbie doll" diaz - ganda! thanks for being so "masayahin" and for all those "walang katapusang chismisan" moment natin. Hahaha! Thanks for giving me advises especially when there is noone who dares to listen to what I really feel. You don't know how it means to at least voice out what I feel to someone I can trust. Thanks for boosting up my self esteem whenever I look down on myself. Basta, thank you Kate. You are indeed a blessing to me. Thanks for letting me feel you are willing to to transfer to a different team with me. I'm happy we're still in one team (makikita ko pa ulit si sheisss...hahahaha!)

*lovee "qsp killer" martos - although we never really had the chance to bond that much...at least we had that 10 minute "serious" talk on our way home ... that is more than enough for me. Before I really don't know who the real Lovee is...but now, I think I already have a clue...a loving mother and a straightforward kind of friend that would tell you your faults straight to your face. I regret not being able to talk to you that often before but I know it's not too late...we can still chat as we still is in the same company. Maybe we'll have more time in CVG UP, right? Good Luck Lovee...you deserve to be happy....promise!


*archie "koya" paler - ati would definitely gonna miss you koya! wala nang partner sa asaran si ati nyan! nyahahahaa! Archie or koya as i fondly call him is really someone na sobrang mamimiss ko sa team ( I know Gherj and Ice would also agree to me) because he makes us laugh all the time. I call him koya because he looks like my "brother in law" who is now based in Singapore. My brother in law is also a joker like him that's why I really see a family in Koya Archie. I admit, when Im still a newbie in the team, I am not comfortable speaking with him - so it took me about 6 months to finally know Mr. Archie Paler. If I only knew my CVG life would be better with such a joker as koya...I should not have waisted those first 6 months! Koya is like me... no pretentions, what you see is what you get. We can laugh about the simplest thing there is and we love making "lait" each other. Hahaha! Koya, magkikita pa rin tyo hayup ka! Hehehehehe. Remember, wag ikahiya ang pimpols...pinagpuyatan mo yan! okey? nayayayayaa!


continuation tomorrow...im soo sleepy....it's already 1:45 am. morning!

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*gherjeane "gherj" gonzales - gherj is one of a kind. She's one of my closest friends in CVG but till now...there is still a certain part of Gherj that I can't read, maybe because we do have two different personalites. She is a self acclaimed "certified sensitive" and ako naman is a self acclaimed "kafal muks". As I mentioned, you need to handle her with care as she is so fragile (baby nga ang tawag namin sa kanya eh...hehehe). Sobrang generous and a kind of friend who would stick with you no matter what. Andami kong natututunan dito sa techy girl na itech and no dull moments when I'm with her...kasi me tagatawa ako hahahaah! Thank you Gherj for all of the wonderful memories weve shared with team Kuripsy and looking forward for new more adventures with team Paul.


now for MY WAVEMATES...

*birl worley "burdagul" de guzman - burdagul as we fondly call him is a kind of guy with a certain personality that only a guy like him could handle. He is not afraid of showing what his fashion sense is....from the very famous suspender, to the leather bolero vest and his signature leather hat. From his fit sandos, to his barbells and jogging sessions every 3:00 am while on lunch break. Only Burdagul can do that! He is jack of all trades and most of the time...he does makes sense. how can I forget a former teammate who is soooo into technical stuff that he dares to check those tiny little components of a 2wire modem for research purposes. A guy with different personalities and hundreds of interesting stories to tell. Gogogo Birl!

*ivy "jennilyn" vivero - my twin sister. She is a kind of friend I could confide with anything that's happening to my life. I love her stories especially when it comes to her life... whenever I talk to her usually during lunch breaks, avail time and yosi breaks...I come to know more and more of her. She does'[nt know how she inspired me to be a tough person like she is and kahit na magalit ka... I treat you as my real ate hahaha!. Thank you dear friend for everything and I hope we could still bond though were not a part of the same team anymore. I hope you already find that perfect guy who is deserving of our lahi. hehehe. I'll gonna miss you jennilyn!


*pedro "papang" sarcia - Papang...as we fondly call him is one of my true wavemates from 10.1 - He is a certified Electronics and Communications Engineer! Though he is indeed Engr. Sarcia - he never boasted about his title. A self acclaimed "Indian American" and a very techy person. I know that deep within him is a guy truly in love as he never fails to visit her girlfriend which is based in Batangas whenever he had the time. He often teases me about chatting with loverboi69 and never fails to associate our conversations with webcam and tapis. Hahaha. Though he often denies his true age...we already know the truth...36! No need to deny it papang - Maybelle told us!

*aisah "nora" regro - also one of my original wavemates and one of my closest friends in CVG. She's like a younger sister to me and the truth is, kahit magalit sya - I can see myself in her 7 years ago. Like Emman, she is vibrant and full of energy maybe because is in only 21 years old. We often laugh about anything and she does have her own special way to draw people near her. A tough girl, that inspite of all the problems she encountered in life...she is still fighting really hard to survive. A very intelligent girl with a wide vocabulary and an extra muscle (like gherj) that moves whenever she see's cute guys. I'm happy that we are still together on the same team.

I'm so happy that I've had the chance to know you guys and thank you for being a part of my daily life for almost one and a half years. We'll gonna see each other again for sure and I hope we could still go out sometimes.

THANK YOU TEAM KURIPSY KREMES FOR ALL THE MEMORIES...CU AROUND!

5/11/2008

Our New Home...

We're officially my sister's housekeeper! LOL! I with my partner in life Jojo already moved to Ate's place last April 27 and all I can say is...so far so good... besides one thing - it's 4 ride away from my office. I need to take a tricycle, a jeep, a bus and an FX...wasting an hour and a half of my time travelling and a ten minute walk just to get to Ortigas. It's kind'a exhausting but it's fun especially Jojo accompanies me in going to the office. Ok lang coz medyo nag aadjust pa ako pero hopefully next week, once my shift is already at 5:00 am - sana mas makapag adjust ako. The house is already complete with everything I need. My sister let me use her appliances like ref, stove, washing machine and my favorite...aircon. Mainit kaya sa tanghali and sobrang sarap matulog especially malamig diba. I kind'a love it here narin kahit papano. Compound type sya kaya sobrang tahimik. What I love about this is that everything is for free...ate will pay for everything but requested for one thing...that I enjoy my stay. Hehehe, I think I will! Let me give you a tour...




*this is my room. Ate said I can use the aircon kaya yan sobrang sarap matulog lalo na after my shift. I brought my tv kaya sarap manood ng wowowee sa kwarto. bwaahahaha!







* this is the living room. Ate left her TV so yung TV talaga namin pinasok na lang namin sa kwarto...hehehe, feeling mayaman! Iniwan nya rin yung component nya and her DVDs






*the guestroom of the house


*kitchen, cr and lababo...at ang guest room na diko pa naaayos nung pinichuran ko...hehehe

*dining table na feeling ko laging magagamit dito sa bahay hehehe.






*dirty kitchen with my prince cooking our lunch...








and lastly my favorite part of the house... my new home office.
Here is where I spend most of my time doing my part time job, updating my blogs and posting pictures. Mas presko dito lalo na tapat ng bintana. I'm more inspired to work especially pag well ventilated and maaliwalas.

I really love my life right now. Next week I'll gonna buy body slender. I think its time to work on my figure na. Thank You Lord for this wonderful life you let me live in and thanks also to my sister who gave me this chance to live my life more comfortably...I love you ate!

5/02/2008

What a Week!

A lot of things had happened since my last post...I kept track of everything on my organizer so I could share them with you. Super duper lots of changes that would definitely change my life in a snap! Some changes are SAD and some is for the BETTER. Will just summarize the highlights of my day...sobrang busy these past few weeks so no time to post anything till now. I miss blogging so much!

April 17 (Thurs) - my coach texted me informing me that my LOA was not approved. Ouch! So it means I hav
e been absent for 4 days now! Oh nooooh! I was really pissed but what can I do? I can't go to the office because of this damn "sore eyes". Anyways, already packed our things (my mom helped me out) and my brother in law borrowed my brother's van so we can get my things to the new house. btw, my sister who is working in Singapore asked us if we could just stay at their house in Project 8 and take care of the house and all her things (hehe) because her husband and daughter will now be joining her to start a new life in Singapore (their resident visa have been approved!). Anyways, thought it's soooo far from my work, I find it convenient na rin as ate will be the one to pay for the rent plus we get to use her aircon, ref, tv, washing machine etc. Also, it's a two bedroom apartment vs. our small rented room in Altura Manila. Spent the whole day with AJ - I'll definitely gonna miss our little princess but I know deep in my heart that her life would be a lot better in Singapore with her mommy and daddy than here.

April 18 (Fri) - our previous landlord was confused and thought we only gave one month advance on our rent though it is sooo clear on our mind that in January 2007 - we gave a one month advance payment along with one month deposit payment. He keeps on telling Jojo that he only received one month deposit that month and keeps on y
elling as if he is speaking with an enemy. Unfortunately, all our receipts have already been transported to the new house. I can clearly remember that he gave us a receipt that month indicating how much he received. No choice but to go right back to my sister's place and get that receipt - luckily we've found it! Jojo showed the receipt to the hysterical Lolo and all he said after seeing it is " Ah akala ko one month lang eh". Hmp, kagalet! This is the second time this happened to us...the owner thought we only gave a month deposit AND advance. Good thing we keep receipts! Lesson learned from the past. fast forward na...

April 28 (Mon)
- coach told me I've been promoted to Technical Customer Service Specialist!WOW! I think this is true this time as she generously let me read the email she received from our Operations Manager. What's better is a thousand peso increase in my salary (which is over and above the yearly salary increase I received last February). God is good all the time! I love it!

April 29 (T
ue) - coach announced my promotion to the whole team and all of them keeps on saying "Burjer, burjer! Waaah...honestly if they never stop teasing me that time.. I would have probably gave in. Buti na lang me meeting! I was really surprised to hear coach announce that there is a meeting though its only 11PM that time - too early for any offline activity. That's when I realized that this might be the last meeting we could have with the team as she will be leaving for Bacolod on May 11. Kind'a sad and I was really surprised to see coach so emotional. She cried in front of us all while saying her piece and divulging all the repressed feelings she had for the team before. I was really touched when she said that at first, the reason why she applied for Bacolod is because she felt the team does'nt appreciate what she is doing for us. She does'nt feel loved and accepted at all... I cried, Kate did, Ivy did, and Gherj as well. Coach is like a mother to us. She is concerned about our feelings and I don't think any other coaches in CVG can provide the same care and understanding like what Coach Chrisse gave us. It was indeed a very emotional night but at least before she go...we were able to make peace with her. It's because of that (and our promotion) that we decided to file for VGH (@1 am) and just spend the night @ "eat my english" in Metrowalk. It was indeed a fun and enjoyable night for all of us!
May 1 (Thurs) - LABOR DAY and its my OFF! After my shift - me and Jojo went straight to bonding moment with his son Eddyson. He is sooo chubby and huggable! Spent the whole morning in my Big Brother's house in Antipolo. Had a reunion with his family and for the first time, bonded with eddison playing with our new baby and just went home after lunch. Just left mama there as she said she still have some unfinished business (she will get her allowance from kuya pa, hehehe). Went to Sta. Lucia mall and strolled. Went home at around 5pm and finished my few pending review tasks. I was surprised to see that 2 of my blogs now got a PR (Page Rank). I was overwhelmed! I almost gave up on getting a PR before as its been 6 months now since I first created those blogs and all those times...I've got a Big Zero! Btw, zero PR means limited review offers. Yeah I was able to earn max of PHP 10,000 per month because of my 3 active blogs but it should have been doubled only if my blogs have PRs. Now that God answered my prayers, and told master google to reward two of my blogs - I'm now anticipating a looot of review offers. Hopefully.







Well. that's about it. A lot of changes indeed...but these changes are given to us to make us stronger and a better person. God never gives us anything that we can'not handle. "Paganda ng paganda ang buhay" that's my motto and that's what I believe in! Hopefully, I can find more time this week to blog.Namiss ko'to grabe!