3/08/2013

Farewell Malentod!



Yesterday I've met with my bestfriends Malen and Ruthie because it's like Malen's last few days here in Manila before she goes to Singapore to try and see her luck. We've been talking about this for quite sometime now and I didn't realize she would have enough courage to pursue it. I know she's brave and independent so she will definitely survive, unlike me who's been so dependent on my hubby I can't even commute alone! Anyway, we met at Eastwood and had our lunch at Seafood Island. It'll be on me and Ruthie as our farewell treat to dear Malen. We had a lot of fun chicka as usual and I've brought them up the good news that I have been given a different task in the office. I've also learned that Ruthie was already promoted as a Supervisor so it's really some sort of a celebration for all of us. For all the good things that happened to our professional career and to our life in general, but before we went to eat lunch - Ruth gave us a present... a scarf! She's been always generous to us, she's like an ate to both me and Malen though she is the youngest. Haha! Maybe it's her very strong personality that makes us feel she is always in control.

After a hearty lunch at Seafood Island..we strolled around a bit, just to have some exercise after that glutonny bonding moment, lol. We went to a Sony shop as Ruth wants to buy a digicam. Went to a Samsung shop as well as she is planning to buy a Samsung Note II worth P36,000. I said "what?!" and asked her to think about it first while Malen said "Go for it". At one point, I guess I've realized what's different in us when it comes to money matters. Even if I have P36,000 to spare for that piece of device, I would rather think of some sort of an investment for it. I won't splurge on any electronic device unless I badly need it. I can buy something that would give me the same kind of pleasure for a cheaper price...it doesn't have to be that expensive. That is the reason why I don't expose myself on high end material things...I don\t want to be on a position that I won't be able to sleep because of an attachment to material things..and I'm happy that I was able to firmly hold that principle. I'm happy to live a simplier and happy life. Maybe it's just me because I have my own priorities. Maybe it's different for Ruthie as she does have money to spare.

I remember one chapter in Bro. Bo's book...it talks about attachment to material things. When his parents gave him his first car, it was an old car with no stereo, no aircon and yet he was so ecstatic and very grateful to his parents because they gave it to him. For sometime he felt he had the best car there is. He never sees any flaws on it and feels very grateful that he had this car. But when his friend asked him to test drive his brand new top of the line car, he felt his car is just a piece of trash. Since then, all the minor issues on his car is very evident. He wants a new car, not the old car he's been driving for quite sometime now. The same car he've learned to love and cherish. The car who was once the apple of his eye. I'm not saying we should not upgrade or aim to have greater things, but we should only do this if we have an extremely abundant spare of money... like Ruthie hahaha!

After strolling down the Eastwood Mall, Ruthie announced that she will treat us with a dessert since she has been recently promoted so off we went to La Creperie and have eaten what else but a crepe hahaha! I don't recall what its called but it consists of a chocolate and mango, that's what I remembered. It's quite an experience as its my first time there. Maybe I should expose myself into those type of restos in the future. Lovely experience!

My hubby fetched me at around 8PM and after so many picture takens...we finally bid my farewell to Malenski. She will try to see if she could get a job and she promised us that we can come and visit her in her apartment after 8 months. I hope I can save enough for our Singapore adventure!

 Lord, bless her and please give her the desires of her heart. I will definitely miss her.




3/03/2013

In Getting Out of my Comfort Zone

"Sometimes you need to get out of your comfort zone and do things you want the least to be able to get the things you want the most..."

I believe it's true. For almost seven years, I have always been afraid. Afraid of failure. That's my worst nightmare...that's why I remained on where I am for sooo many years. I haven't failed...but I haven't succeeded as well. 

Just recently, a new role was offered to me by my former superior. It's to be a part of specialist group.  The job description would be different. We'll gonna handle chats, supcalls and callbacks from tier1 agents. I won't deny the fact that I would love to be  a part of that team...I've been doing the same old duty for seven years, I think it's high time for me to challenge myself and try a different role. There's only one thing that would hinder me from applying for that position, my friend Ice. She's been my wavemate and my teammate for almost seven years. We never left each other's side. I admit, the reason why I've been able to stay for seven years in my present company is partly because of her. She's like my comfort zone and I know whatever happens here...she got my back. 

The day I was informed that I was shortlisted, I asked her if its okay with her. I know she wants the best for me...and though I can feel it that she doesn't want to be away from me...she agreed saying "I know this is what you want so go...". I was extremely happy to hear that. Though I would definitely miss her, I know we could get over it as we are still just in one company. Right after I transferred to a new team, there has been a chain ovents that happened. Their team has been dispersed as our previous TL was offered a different position and what's worse is that she was transferred to a team in which the TL is someone she doesn't like even before. And yesterday, it just happened. She told me she will be resigning. 

I felt bad... really bad. I felt in a way, I am a contributor to her decision to leave. If I haven't left her, she would still get the support that she badly needs. I hope and pray she does what's best for her. Maybe this is a blessing in disguise, maybe this is just a test of faith. But whatever it is, I hope God would leave her to the right path where fulfillment and happiness lies...