Friday, December 30, 2011

How was my 2011? (My year-end evaluation)

Time: 1:07AM
Date: December 31, 2011

Its the last day of the year 2011, 20+ more hours and we will be facing another year, the very famous year of 2012. But how was the year 2011 for you? For me, the year 2011 was the year where I enjoyed life. This was the year where I was able to do the things that I wanted to try or should I say that I was curious with. 

From October 2010 upto April 2011, I worked for Sykes as a Debt Collector. When I was still in College, I always tell my batchmates that when we are finished with the board exams, I will try to work as a call center agent. Why? because I just want to hone the way I speak in english. that's all. But I never thought that I would enjoy, I think maybe its because of the salary and the friends that I had back then.

Team Sierra (Sykes) - Christmas day! December 25, 2010
2011 also was the year I considered myself as very mayaman. haha. Let me explain first, because this was the year that I was able to buy things that I never thought I could buy before. I'll show you the pictures of my naipundar things:

Samsung ES75 Digicam

My pangarap, netbook! :)

BB 8520! :)
Nokia e71
Nokia c3

Though I hope to be more mayaman in the years to come, I was just so happy that at a very young age, I was able to put up investments like these out of my own money and my own efforts.

Moving on, after working in a call center agent, I decided to resign because I thought of pursuing my profession as a nurse. (secret ko lang to sa boss ko before hehe) So I went to Pampanga just to work as volunteer nurse for 3 months. Imagine, pinagpalit ko yung very high salary to a job na walang sweldo. BUT BUT BUT! hindi ako nagsisi sa ginawa ko. I learned sooooooooooo many things dun sa 3 months kong duty na yun sa hospital. Though I know that the things I learned were nothing to compare to the things that I still have to face and to learn, but still, masasabi ko na ding hindi nasayang yung pag reresign ko. In fact, andito pa rin sa blog ko yung mga posts ko before when I was still working as a nurse, wala lang, ang sarap balikan. hehe.

Well, its not just the nature of the job that satisfies a person or an employee, I believe having very good employee-boss and employee-employee relationship are very very huge factors that would affect you, your work, everything. At yun naman yung nahanap ko dito sa Pampanga, mga very good friends.

Medical-Surgical Ward

Inuman ward haha
After 3 months, ayun, I decided to go back to Manila. Bum for a while, I tried applying sa mga hospitals. Pasa ng resume dito, pasa doon. Pero wala naman tumatawag. So, I decided na part-time job nalang muna sa call center ulit. 

dito ako napadpad :)

Hanggang ngayon, dito pa rin ako nagwowork. Though same industry, ibang level naman yung nafeel ko dito.  Dahil part-time lang, sooo ang mga kasama ko eh, kundi students, mga tao na dalawa trabaho, at mga mayayaman na wala lang magawa sa buhay. ay! meron pa pala, some are nurses like me. hehe. So, hindi ako nahirapan mag adjust, they are very welcoming, accommodating, very fun to be with.

In fact, bilang proof of enjoyment ko dito, I never had an absent nor late for the whole 5 months of staying here. and I never felt tired. Even now, I still feel the excitement of going to work because I know makikita ko nanaman yung mga friends ko. ayun.

These are just my team-mates.. wala pa yung mga ka wavemates ko and yung mga kasama ko sa bay na sobrang sayang kasama. :) I'll see you guys in January!!

Our celebration of Christmas this year was kinda different from the way we used to celebrate it. Different in a way that we were not complete anymore because some of our cousins have to work abroad and in Manila from which they couldn't be absent.

This was also the first Christmas that we were not able to be with our Kuya Ela. But I know he is happy right now up in heaven. We were not able to see Pocholo as well and Mama jhing (the family of Kuya Ela) for some reasons which makes us really sad because we miss them. We are looking forward to see them this coming new year's eve. Hopefully they will come to see us here in our place.

To summarize everything, for me, 2011 was good in terms of career, fair when it comes to family celebrations but bad when it comes to love. haha. I did not go into details about love, kasi wala. This year, I was loveless. haha.

My wish for 2012? Career growth and Lovelife growth. Hopefully, makahanap na ako ng hospital na makakapagwork ako as a staff nurse. yung long-term talaga na work.

That's all. Hindi masyadong detailed, sorry. These were just the highlights of my 2011. Anyway, thank you soooo much for reading. I wish you all a very blessed and a verry happy 2012! :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My Christmas wishlist!

4 days to go before Christmas.. 
I know it's better to GIVE than to RECEIVE..
But of course okay lang naman na sabihin mo sometimes, kung ano yung mga gusto mong matanggap.. kahit na imposible. heheh! 

Here is my Christmas wishlist:

TOP 5:    iPhone 4s

Kaya siya nasa top 5 kasi though maganda siya, mahal siya! haha! kaya its kinda imposibleng  mabili siya for me. haha.


Gusto ko na mag jogging kaya gusto ko ng rubber shoes! :))


Ngayon lang ako na fascinate sa mga watches. I just can't buy one kasi its sooo expensive eh. haha


I promise myself na next year, i will be more organize na. sooo I really need a planner. kapag walang nagbigay, bibili pa rin ako. haha! :))


Gustong gusto ko talaga toooooo! :) haha! planning to buy one next year. Kailangan mag ipon kinda expensive eh.

These are the things that I wanna receive this christmas! balitaan ko kayo kung may magkatotoo! hehe! thanks for reading!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

After the encounter..

Time: 10:17 AM

Goodmorning! It's Sunday today! This day is for our Lord, Jesus Christ. So I'll be heading to Adamson Church later at 6pm to hear the mass and sing for  Him as well. Nobody asked me to do this. Nobody told me that I should do this every sunday because God wants me to do it. BUT I want to do it for God. This is not an obligation or something but it is something that my body tells me to do it. Does I make sense?

But is this enough? Enough na ba yung efforts ko to give back? I don't know. 

Last January 20, 2008.. I had the chance to have an encounter with God. Not literally but through the help of SOD or the Students of destiny. It's a group of people or a church that belongs to the Born-again Christians.  I could still remember the experience that I had when I had that encounter. (That's what they called that event, "Encounter with GOD")

At first, I was really hesitant to go. Why? because I was afraid. Afraid of what's going to happen with me when I go there. But I was able to manage that fear at tumuloy ako.

For me, the first 2 days were like okay. It was like a simple recollection wherein you talk about GOD, you talk about the sins that humans usually commit, you talk about how to change yourself from being bad to good. and YES. All the sins that were discussed I should say that I have committed all of those. From the very obvious and superficial sins to the very sensitive ones, all were like had an impact on me. 

The 3rd day, was the most crucial because this was the day where we experienced the "holy spirit". Creepy as it may sound, but I don't know. It happened to me. Nobody was like touching me but I fell onto the ground. So for me, that experience was like scary and at the same time very revealing that these things were true pala. I don't know.

Going through that encounter was like magical. But what's really important is how are you going to live your life after that encounter with God.

Its been 3 years now, and nothing really changed. And the problem was not with them but with me. Now, I realized its all about consistency. I did not change because I never went back to that church after that encounter. And I have all the reasons in the world, I was busy with my studies that time, so many things to do.. But I only have one true reason. I felt afraid to go back because I was afraid to be changed from the very beginning. I was afraid to leave the life that I was used to live.

One more thing, I realized that I didn't want to change my religion. Because its kinda a requirement for them I dont know, that you have to change your religion to be able to say that you are 100% committed to them or to God. And that was the part that I didn't like.

Now, I am working on my relationship with God. I go to church every Sunday, sing for the Lord as a choir member. I don't know If those efforts were enough already but I'm still working on it.

Anyway, the reason why I wrote this blog? wala lang. Nakita ko kasi yung bible ko before, I bought it when I had my encounter. Ehh nakita ko yung mga letters nung mga churchmates ko before. So bumalik sa memories ko lahat, and naisip ko lang isulat. hehe.

Thanks for reading! :))