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OT

The aftermath...

Last day na namin ng training for the new LOB. Nag render kami ng overtime sa aming current LOB. I think that was May 1 so it is a legal holiday. Kapag ganitong panahon ay maraming nag-o-ot. 100% kasi ang pay on top of the normal salary for the first 8 hours.

11pm until 7am the next day ang training. Nag render kami ng ot from 7am till almost 3pm. Pagkatapos noon ay gumala kami muna sa mall kasi sobrang init ng araw. Ito ang naging itsura ni j-bert dahil sa OT.

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Kasama kong gumala ang aking travel buddies na si Joboy at J-bert. Si Joboy, hinahanap yung poster tungkol sa "Food Styling and Photography". Inikot na namin literally ang buong Glorietta at hindi namin nahanap yung poster na iyon. Pinalitan na ata. Kaya ayun si Joboy nanghinayang. Bukod doon tumingin din siya ng mga bagong mobile phone model para ipalit sa kanyang nawalang phone sa bus.

Si J-bert naman ay nagpatulong bumili kay Joboy ng memory card para sa kanyang phone (taray uy!). Tumingin din siya ng protector para sa kanyang phone. Kaso nga lang hindi nya alam ang model ng phone niya (hiyang-hiya ako!) kasi hindi nya dala.

Nagawi kami noon sa Parksquare 1. May nakita si Joboy na mini model cars sa window display. Mayroon din doong mga tamiya. Naalala nya noong adik pa siya sa tamiya. Kaya dahil diyan kinunan ko siya ng letrato sa nasabing store.

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Hay... Kay simple ng buhay noong tayo ay bata pa dahil wala sa bokabularyo natin ang salitang "overtime".

:) :) :)

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Trip to sleepy land

Sleeping dust, anyone?

To sleep or not to sleep in thy own bed, that is the question. We normally associate sleeping with nighttime and bedroom. However, we do not belong to the norm.

I work in a BPO which has a call-center office and am working during the graveyard shift (around 11pm to 8am the next day) so my sleeping habit is not normal. Because of this, people who are in the same position as I am seem to be the target of the sleeping fairy.

I sometimes see people falling asleep in front of the computer or while being on hold on the phone. It is also a normal occurrence to see people fall asleep while travelling either on a bus, jeepney, train, or airplane.

In line with this, I would like to present my travelling companions who seem to be favored by sleeping fairy.

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I present to you the sleeping twins!

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Love it! bwahaha! :) :) :)

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Office Mis-adventure

Pumapasok kahit walang pasok

Ako ngayon ay nasa opisina. Nagmamadali ako kanina dahil 5 minuto nalang at shift ko na. Nakita kong nakatayo sina TS at tinatawag ako. Akala ko naman ay late na ako.

Ay mali.

Ang sabi niya sa akin na interim restday ko dahil umpisa ng training ko bukas. Hindi daw kasi updated yung sa eWFM schedule kaya hindi adjusted ang aking schedule.

Hay naku.

Naalala ko tuloy noong pumasok ako ng opisina kahit approved ang aking PTO. May nag-retract kasi ng leave kaya na-approve yung sa akin. Nagkataon naman na restday ko kaya hindi ko nalaman. Tulad ng dati, nanggulo lang ako ng mga ka teammates ko sa floor.

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Lampayatot!

Mis-adventure at home

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Isang araw tinawag ako ni papa sa labas para kunan ang aming mga aso. Sumasayaw kasi sila habang kinakantahan ni papa ng simpleng tono. Dali-dali ko namang kinuha ang aking cellphone at lumabas ng pintuan. Ngunit, pagkakita sa akin ng aming mga aso ay biglang huminto sila sa pagsasayaw at lumapit sa akin. Ako naman ang kanilang dinambahan.

Hay… Dahil doon, ako ay tumuntong sa isa sa mga upuan namin sa labas. Ito ay gawa sa plastic at hindi naman primera klaseng upuan na may kasamang lamesa. Ito ay kilala din sa pangalang garden table set. Madalas ko naman ginagawa iyon kaya hindi ko inakalang may mangyayaring masama sa akin sa araw na iyon. Maya’t maya pa ay naiwan ako sa labas ng bahay at pumasok na si papa sa loob. Habang ini-edit ko ang video ng aming mga aso bigla akong may narinig na tunog.

“Krak…”

Naku, hindi magandang sinyales iyon. Bago ko mapagtanto aking narinig, bigla nalang lumusot ang kanan kong paa sa upuan.

“Aray!”

Sobrang bilis ng pangyayari at nakita ko nalang na nakatagilid ang upuan, nakadantay ang kanang kamay ko sa munting harang sa pagitan ng bintana at halamanan, at wala na akong hawak na cellphone. Pati ang katabing lamesa ay nagkulang ng isang paa. At dahil doon, masakit ang muscle ko sa likod, puro galos at may malaking pasa sa aking kanang paa.

Si papa pinagalitan ako. Siguro nag-flashback sa kanya yung mga minor accidents ko nung bata pa ako. Siyempre concerned yun. Anak nya kami. Ayaw nyang nasasaktan ang mga anak niya. Si mama naman noong una nag-alala kasi may dugo ang mga galos ko sa paa. Maya-maya naman ay tumawa noong nalaman nya na okay naman ako. Sabi nya kasi nung umagang iyon na bumibilog na daw ang mukha ko. Salamat ma ha! Pasimpleng sinasabi nya na tumataba na ako. Baka yun daw kasi ang dahilan kung bakit bumigay ang upuan. Grr…

Hay… Akala ko pa naman at hindi na ako accident-prone. Mula kasi bata ako, madalas akong na-aaksidente. Pumailalim ako sa aming side-car dahil ako ay nahulog habang ito ay umaandar; sumemplang sa single bike; bumangga sa muebles ang hinliliit ko sa paa; nadulas sa banyo o sa basang sahig; nakuryente (ipasok ba naman ang daliri sa nakasaksak na lampshade); natapilok; na-dislocate ang buto dahil nahulog sa folding chair habang nakikipaglaro kay ate ng “langit - lupa”; nabubog sa basag na pinggan o baso… at marami pang iba…

Tsk. Tsk.

Ang sabi ng aking kaibigan na si Joey – parang ako daw si Bella (Twilight Saga character by Stephenie Meyer). Ang sabi ko naman – naiisip ko na iyan pero si Bella maganda at may mind power – ako wala! Haha! :) :) :)

Ang sabi naman ng isa ko pang kaibigan na si Ria – ako daw ay isang battered agent. Hay naku. Ito na ata ang pinakamalala kong aksidente ngayong ako ay matanda na. Hindi ko man lang magamit ang excuse na lampayatot.

Pero lingid sa kaalaman ng lahat. Pinipilit ko naman maging maingat. Everyday is an adventure for me. Ako ay flat-footed. Kaya kahit sa patag na lugar at tsinelas lang ang gamit ko , may pagkakataon parin na ako ay natatapilok.

It’s a curse to be me… :( :( :(

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Eraserheads

The reunion concert at SM Mall of Asia

I was on my way to work for my Sunday shift @ 1am. I was bewildered about the amount of people travelling up north. There were more people than usual, the busses overflowing, and traffic was slow moving.

Wait a minute. Today is the second part of the Eraserheads reunion concert! Argh! Of all the times to have traffic - I am running late!

I've listened to their songs since highschool. How can I not? My classmate was an avid fan. She even had a nickname related to it - DenEly. Her name is Denise and she had major feelings for Ely Buendia. She's a major fan. She became the walking information for anything related to the band.

It's a good thing whenever a disbanded band reunites to give a rocking awesome performance concert as an ode to all their adoring fans. It's been more than a decade since they started singing our favorite songs like Toyang, Magasin, Pare Ko, Huling El Bimbo etc. They still haven't lost the magic to enamour the fans with their songs and band's chemistry. Some of us would like them to make songs as a group again but i know that is is impossible. All of them have already moved on and are successful with the bands that they've created. All I can say is thanks for the memories Eraserheads.

Oh and by the way, I was late for work that day. Bummer... :( :( :(

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Hazard on the road

Automobile accidents

Just the other day I saw an road accident involving three vehicles. Two empty trailer trucks and sandwiched between them is a toyota crosswind. Today on my way to work, I saw another road accident involving a taxi cab and a toyota black car. Both accidents happened near the hour of midnight. One of the case of accident in ayala cor makati ave is because of the traffic light. It was not working.

It reminded me of what happened to former senator Rene Saguisag and his late wife Dulce Saguisag. Their accident happened a couple of hours past midnight. Everyday when we turn on the news, we learn about road accidents. It is such a common occurence and frankly that scares me. I remember when my sister was on her way to work at around 5 am. when a drunk tricycle driver hit the jeep she was on. A piece of shrapnel was embedded on her head and the driver - who was a very good man - took her to a nearby clinic and paid for her head to be stiched. She had a mild concussion and she had to be confined at MMC Parañaque. There was another time when we were on our way home from MOA at around 8 or 9pm when a bus driver cut infront of us to make a U-turn. My father pressed the break in time so we did not have a scratch on the owner jeep. Of course all of us at the back needed to get our bearings back because we were sprawled on the jeep floor.

The most scary car accident that my parents had happened early midnight when they were about to fetch my sister. A drunk driver mistook the distance of the turning point and ramned against the driver side of the our owner jeep. It just missed the gas tank by a few inches. Luckily it hit the left rear wheel and the car got underneath the jeep. The other car initially smashed the left side mirror which accounted for the blood on my dad's face. It wasn't that terrible but the thought that it could have been worse scared the hell out of me that night. I found out about it when my sister called and told me of what happened. I was so freaked out that I cried after hanging up the phone. I immediately called a friend of mine just so I could vent out.

I'm not that afraid of common things like snakes, bugs, and the like. My worst fear is that something bad happening to my family. Especially if it is caused by someone else in the form of an accident - like road related accident. It's just too traumatic for me. :( :( :(

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