What’s So Special With November?

August – Na-ospital ako for some undiagnosed but severe upper left abdominal pain. Palagay ko muscle spasm lang yun na sobrang tindi. Napapaluha ako sa sakit tuwing humihilab. Kinailangan kong uminom ng mefenamic every 6 hours halos to relieve the pain for 3 days. Nung na-emergency ako, tinurukan lang din ako ng pain reliever tapos pinauwi. Nagpa-Balinese whole body massage lang ako sa Body Tune, the next day, tolerable na ang pain nya hanggang sa completely nawala after one week.

September – Super busy with work projects and thesis project. Met a handful of online friends and dabarkads.

October – Birthday ni bossing noong 15. Spaghetti and loot bags for classmates, tons of cake for my workmates, cake and lechon manok for my family. Super busy day. Sobrang saya ni Alex. Kaso pagod din siya sa lahat ng biyahe and activities. Salamat talaga nakaraos ang birthday niya.

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Bakit nga ba espesyal ang November?

Hmmm…

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New Work, New Life

Nakupu, anong petsa na? Ang tagal nang inamag ang bahay ko. Huhu.. Pasensya naman guys. Naging abala lang sa mga transition sa aking life.

April – Super busy with my remaining subjects. Buti naman at naka-survive. Hindi ko na lang talaga naihabol ang aking defense. Next sem na.

May – Had to start working. Di ko na kaya ang walang income. Nagta-trabaho na po ako ngayon sa pinakamasayang mundo ng IT. Hahaha.. Kung bakit masaya, ikwento ko sa inyo next time.

June – Bossing started going to school. Super sad man pero wala ako sa kanyang first day of school, once ko pa lang na-meet ang mga teachers, at hanggang ngayon ay hindi ko pa siya nakikitang pumapasok sa school. Siguro one of these days mag-half day ako para man lang maramdaman niya ang presensiya ko doon. One time sinabi niya sa akin “Mom, can you stay with me at school?” Sabi ko gagawin ko minsan. Nag-alangan kasi ako ipasok siya kaagad dahil 3 pa lang siya at sa October pa siya mag-4 pero sabi ng butihin kong Ina ay mas maganda raw kung maaga. Sana nga he’ll do just fine at school.

July – Eto nga at July na. Ano ba yan ang bilis talaga ng araw! Adjusting pa rin ako sa work at the same time super happy dahil wala na talaga akong mahihiling pang iba dito sa kompanyang pinagta-trabahuhan ko. Sarap ng ganitong work lifestyle talaga.

Hanggang dito na lang po muna ang pagpaparamdam ko. I don’t want to promise anything about blog hopping. Kailangan ko sigurong gawan ng paraan na maisingit sa daily schedule of activities ko. Tsk tsk..

I miss everyone here. Paramdam din po kayo!

The Friendly Care Clinic Experience

Eleksyon na naman. Sino kaya ang susunod na mga pinuno ng bansa? Ilan kaya ang totoong pinag-isipan ang kanilang boto? Anong magiging sitwasyon ng bansa sa susunod na anim na taon? Anu-anong mga plataporma naman kaya ang maisasakatuparan?

What: Friendly Care Clinic – a private medical clinic whose vision is to provide high quality health care and services.

Where: #710 Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City

When: April 26 and 28, 2010

Why: Pre-employment physical examination

Di naman masyado sikat ang clinic na ito sa mga mamamayang Pilipino (at hindi rin naman ako sikat na manunulat) pero sigurado ako sikat na sikat ang Friendly Care sa mga empleyado ng Sitel, Stream, Accenture, Teleperformance, at iba’t iba pang call center sa paligid ng Mandaluyong City.

Hindi na ako sa call center magta-trabaho pero kahit ano palang kumpanya na naka-partner dito ay makakaranas ng ganito sa pagkuha ng pre-employment exam.

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Never Ending Paranoia

Bago ang EMO na post ay balitaan ko lang muna kayo ng kaunti sa naganap na 3rd birthday celebration ni bossing. Napakabait naman talaga ni Mike para mag-abalang manlibre sa amin. Sa wakas ay nakaraos din ang birthday! I love you baby ko! Sana ay lumaki kang malusog at magalang sa iyong Mama, kapamilya at kapwa.

Ang maaksyong blowing of the candle with Lolo and Lola
Blowing of the candle with Lolo and Lola

Sa mga nakaraang araw ay talagang hirap na hirap na akong kumuha ng tulog. Kahit gusto kong i-control ang pag-iisip ko ay talagang patuloy itong nag-iisip ng mga bagay bagay na nagawa ko, hindi ko nagawa, at mga dapat kong gawin. First time kong magpo-post ng ganito kung saan magiging transparent ako sa lahat ng bumabagabag sa akin. Masyado pong mahaba ito kaya okay lang kung bumalik na lang kayo kapag marami na kayong free time. LOL. Continue reading Never Ending Paranoia

Until The Last Day

This is it. I’ll try to type in just five minutes. Ano kaya maa-accomplish ko? Hihi..

Last night was my last day at work. Sobrang sarap talaga ng pakiramdam. For the very last time I took in calls, sungit mode pa rin as usual pero resolved. Harhar.. I just so feel happy seeing the office for the last time. The next time na pupunta ako dun ay for clearance na lang and to get my last pay.

Medyo konti lang ang tao sa floor pero sakto lang dahil hindi ko rin masyado gusto maraming magkakagulo. Haha.. Feeling artista? Hindi naman. Natuwa lang ako dahil nakita ko pa rin kahit papaano yung ilan sa mga taong importante sa akin.

Nagdala ako ng dalawang bilao ng palabok na niluto ng tito ko. Sobrang sarap nya grabeh. Lahat ay nabusog kaso nalulungkot ako sa nagtitinda ng food dahil di sila kumita. Kawawa naman. Meron ding cake-cake-an na pinadala si Mama. Solb-solb. Pwede na.

WPTag 003Namigay din ako ng souvenir ball key chains. Hangkyut nila. Medyo marami pang natira kaya kailangan ipamigay ito pag balik ko sa trabaho.

Teka bakit ko ba ito sinasabi sa inyo? Kasi gusto ko sana magpaumanhin ng marami kung hindi ako makapag-blog hop pero panay ang reply ko sa comments. Pinagkakasya ko kasi ang oras ko talaga. Di bale. Ngayong resign na ako magkakaron na ako ng mas maraming oras.

Pero excuse nyo po muna ulit ako today dahil aalis ako ngayon in 20 minutes papuntang Subic. Hindi naman masyado bakasyon engrande pero para sa akin one way of celebration na rin ito.

Sa lahat po ng patuloy na bumibisita rito sa bahay ko kahit di ako makabisita pa sa kanila sobrang naa-appreciate ko po talaga kayo. Babawi ako sa inyo promise. I love you all. ^^

Eight Things

Naku! Welcome back Emilay!

Tama ba yun? Ni-welcome ko yung sarili ko? Hahaha.. Ang tagal ko kasi nawala. Pasensya na po talaga mga friendly friends. Nagiging abala na nga ang lola nyo sa mga kung anik-anik na bagay at kaya ko gagawin ang tag na ito para ma-update ko naman po kayo sa mga susunod na kabanata ng buhay kong itech.

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8 THINGS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO

1. Resignation – Yiheeeee! May 16 is my last day at work. I’m so happy. May halos 3 weeks pa ako magagamit para magbakasyon bago mag-umpisa ang pasukan.

2. Getaways – Magsu-Subic daw yata kami sa birthday ng kasama kong si work na si Rani. Yiheee. Subic again. I super love beaches, islands, seas, and oceans. Saya! Tapos meron pang isang tao jan na may utang pa sa akin ng isang beach getaway na baka gagawin din after ng resignation. I like it!

3. School – Nakupu kahit toxic ang subjects, school at professors ko lahat po yan ay titiisin ko na talaga promise maka-graduate lang! Hahaha.. Handang-handa na akong magsunog ulit ng kilay (buti naman may kilay pa ako) sa ngalan lang ni OBLEEEE!! Yahooo!

4. Graduation – Naku magka-iba talaga yang number 3 and number 4. Heksayted na talaga ako mag-toga tapos mag-picture picture! Pray talaga ako. Sana..

5. Wedding – Napa-advance bigla? Hahahayzz.. Alam ko mas maraming guys ang excited dito kesa sa akin pero naiisip ko talaga lumalaki na yung bossing ko at kailangan na ng stable na father figure. Naguguluhan na kasi sya sa lahat ng mga pinapakilala ko sa kanya! Hahahaha.. Pero promise lahat yata ng arrangements ng kasal ko ay ayos na eh. Ang problema na lang ay hindi pa rin ako nakakapili ng GROOM! Ay mali. Yun palang napili ko ay wala pa. T_T

6. SLR – Feeling ko mapapagawa ko na yung digital camera ko na nasira this week kaso gusto ko na talaga bumili ng SLR na camera. Kakainggit kasi si ano.. (alam ko nababasa mo to. LOL).

7. Condo – Makakabili rin ako nito balang araw. Sana malapit na. Hihi.. Gusto ko Condo muna para mura-mura pa. Tsaka na ako mangangarap ng bahay. Hehe..

8. Groom – Kung si AC sis na nag-tag sa akin nito ay naghahanap ng boyplen ako ibang level na ang hanap. Hahah.. Ayos ba sis? Tenchu nga pala sa pag-tag sis. Promise. Na-appreciate ko sya dahil biglang wala na akong maisip na i-post dahil sa samu’t saring pangyayari ngayon sa akin. Buti na lang may mga tag. Haha..

 

8 THINGS I DID YESTERDAY

1. Pumasok sa trabaho at nakipag-away, nakipag-sungitan, nakipag-bolahan at naki-TULONG din naman sa mga tumatawag sa telepono. Hihi..

2. Watched “Wolverine” movie with the guys and EHEM.. Masasabi ko lang sa kanya, este sa Wolverine, ang ganda talaga huh? In purness! Hindi ako na-disappoint. Siguro kapag sinipag ako gawa ako ribyu.

3. Ngumata ng maraming STREPSILS at lumagok ng maraming-maraming tubig para pigilan ang pag-ubo habang nasa movie house. Kakahiya naman kasi sa iba di ba? Hehe..

4. Bumili at ngumata ng assorted flavors ng jelly beans galing sa Candy Corner. Peborit ko ang Candy Corner mula first year college hanggang ngayon. Peborit ko naman ang jelly beans mula nung fourth year high school. Peborit ko naman ang sweets ever since the world began.

5. Nakipaglaro sa amo ko ng mga trumpong automatic at umiilaw na binili ko sa palengke. Tuwang-tuwa sya at dahil doon ay nagkaroon ako ng pagkakataong tumakas. Kapag nakita nya kasi ako um-exit, iiyak sya ng malakas. T_T

6. Nagpa-sweldo ng kapatid. Haha.. Nikontrata ko kasi yung bunso naming kapatid para maglaba para sa akin. Haha.. Napaka-busy ko na kasi at tinamad na maglaba. Natambak tuloy. Ang sipag ng kapatid ko basta bayad eh! Tapos hanap-hanap nya ako para maningil. Teka post ko nga picture nya rito para makaganti. Hahaha.. Sya nga rin pala yung nag-yayo sa amo ko nung Christmas vacation nung pangalawa kong yaya. Sya rin yung kapatid na nabanggit ko sa last post ko. Glenn name nya. ^_^ Harhar.. Eto yung mga pictures na kasama nya si amo ko, 1 week old and 21 months old.

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Glenn, Our Youngest Brother
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Glenn and my Bossing

7. Bonding moment with EHEM.. Period.

8. Kumahol ng kumahol. Hanggang ngayon po talaga ay di pa rin matigil-tigil ang ubo ko. Isang buwan na sya. O di ba pati ubo nagmo-monthsary? Di ko pa rin binili yung huling prescription ng doctor na nag-check sa akin sa Maxicare. Mag-vitamin C daw at Co-Aleva (betamethosane, ebastine) raw kasi ako. Steroid sya. Gusto ko magpa-second opinion sa ENT doctor ko ulit sa Healthway sa Market2.

 

8 THINGS I WISH I COULD DO

1. Travel the world.

2. Reach the moon.

3. Perform in a live concert.

4. Play the violin.

5. Sing “Ikaw” by Regine Velasquez in my wedding reception.

6. Sing a duet song with Sandstorm in anybody’s wedding reception.

7. Dance again.

8. Establish my own Pre-school and teach.

 

8 SHOWS I WATCH

I don’t really watch television shows or programs that much. Lista ko na lang siguro mga Anime na peborit ko.

1. Nodame Cantabile

2. Bokura Ga Ita

3. Itazura Na Kiss

4. Nana

5. Honey and Clover

6. Fruits Basket

7. Vampire Knight

8. La Corda D’oro

 

8 PEOPLE I TAG

1. Joycee

2. Heleyna

3. Nortehanon

4. Winkie

5. Ax

6. Payatot

7. Epfi

8. Flamindevil

Yehey natapos din! May isa pang award na binigay sa akin si AC sis pero hindi ko na muna ipapasa sis. Tenchu po sa award na ito. You always make me feel loved. Labshu! ^_^

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Call Center – The Joy of Working

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Agent 001234 Now Signing Off

I have been working in a call center for a very long time now, 13 months with my first job and first company, now 28 months with my second company. Some, if not most, of you might actually think that it’s not the best job there is in the country but I can just say that I am truly happy that I have worked in this industry.

It was my final year in college then when my family had severe financial issues. My parents were not able to find stable, income generating jobs that time and I thought I was our family’s life saver, at the same time I just wanted to go out of the financial trouble altogether. I questioned myself “Why do you always claim that you have these talents and but you can’t even help produce income for the family?”

From then on while I was working with my college thesis I was so determined to get a job that would support my own education at least and help my family a little. I was already very well versed with the internet that time and loved everything about it. I searched for jobs online. Because I was still an undergrad I searched for secretarial and encoding jobs (I was an excellent speed typist) but after a while got to an advertisement that trains people for call center jobs. I heard that call centers that time pays really well (that was five years ago) so I thought I would try it.

When I got to the training facility I realized I already know everything that they were trying to teach (Harhar.. Yabang ko sorry). They eventually referred me to submit my application to Ambergris Solutions, Inc (then, now Telus International Philippines). I passed the initial group interview, passed the second one-on-one interview, and passed the final panel interview. I can’t believe I was actually accepted with my first ever application in my entire life! My parents didn’t know anything about at first. I told them about it when I was about to attend my very first day of training.

From then on everything went smoothly except that I had to AWOL from school because I can’t be absent with the first week of training, which also happened to be my finals week for that first semester. I had to choose then and I thought it was what’s important that time.

Turned out what I did was just right. I was able to help almost all of the family’s finances and we were able to survive those critical times.

When I met my boss‘ father, I quit my work, he helped my family, and after I gave birth to my boss I got employed at eTelecare Global Solutions, up to present.

Now that I am counting my days with this company, I am looking back at all those things that I learned and earned from working in this industry. Not only was my accent, grammar and sentence structure enhanced but my confidence on communicating with different types of people has greatly improved. It is where I learned how “putting yourself onto someone’s shoes” really mean, how to do it, and how it affects others and myself. It makes me sincerely happy whenever I am able to help other people just by communicating with them over the phone. The happiness doubles whenever you receive something like “Are you sure you’re not an American? You speak very good English” or “Can I speak to your supervisor? I really need to tell him that you were the best!” The happiness triples whenever you receive an excellent SURVEY. Hihi..

Definitely we would hear a lot of negative feedback from others about working in this industry. Cigarettes, alcohol, coffee, and infidelity are just some of the things I didn’t touch and was able to overcome. I am so happy that in the companies I worked at, the people are very respectful with the things I believe in, most specially my health and moral standards. I gained a lot of very trustworthy friends in this work that I know I would always cherish.

Through this industry, people in all walks of life become united. Graduates, undergraduates, underemployed, single, married, single parents, good looking and not-so-good looking people are all gathered and become one in purpose–to earn big bucks, I mean, to provide excellent service through technology such as the telephone or the internet.

Honestly though, I don’t have plans of going back to this type of job anymore in case I graduate. I’ll be pursuing my career with programming and the likes. Also there are other health benefits that you get when you don’t work night shift but I can still say that I am grateful that I belong to a country where a majority of international calls are being routed to. Growing call centers means more jobs for more people and a better way of living to a majority of the Filipinos. More jobs would inspire more people to get better education. I used to tell my younger brother whenever he gets too involved with online games “Puro ka laro. Tapusin mo naman kahit hanggang second year ng college. Baka naman kahit call center hindi ka makapasok nyan!” Hihi.. He’s has just finished his third year of Biology and plans to take up med.

Less than a month and counting. I have never been happier to go to work other than these days. I feel excited with helping the best way I can until my last day. I am grateful for all the blessings from above that I received with working in this industry and will certainly make use of it with the following years to come. This is Agent double “O” one-two-three-four, now signing off.