Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I applied in one school without any idea at all that they were actually into immediate hiring. I submitted my credentials but was never hopeful that I would hear from them right away. After an hour, I received a message from the HR personnel asking me to report the following day. The next morning, I went back for an interview. The HR head asked me how did I hear about the hiring. I plainly said that I had no idea at all that there was any hiring. We talked for about 20mins. or so. Our conversation was very casual and the HR head was plain warm and nice during the whole time of interviewing me. Right after our talk, she asked her staff to bring me to the Principal's office, perhaps for final interview. I often perceived school principals to be in their 50's or late 40's. However, to my amusement, the woman sitting inside an air-conditioned room, asking me how I am , was only in her mid 30's. And so I thought she must have been a very intellectual woman to be an achiever already at such an age.
When she was about to interview me, the phone near her rang. And with just a split second I heard her already conversing with the other person on the line. Her words went this way. "I like the other one ( referring to the other applicant who came in first for an interview before me)". She went on saying, "I really like her,.. Yeah, we're eying for her..she's my bet...ok, she's here already(referring to me)I haven't talked to her yet..I still have to talk to her (me)...ok." And then she put down the phone and faced me, asked me only one or two questions and then told me to just wait for their call.
Whoaaa!What would you feel hearing professionals talking in front of an applicant voting for one againts the other? I was so disappointed with what I heard that I so wanted to evaporate from my chair. In my mind, do they know that I have feelings too? Can't she have at least professional decency or ethical manner to talk about this matter with her subordinates in private?
Ethics means the rules or standards governing the conduct of a person or the members of a profession. Was the principal ever aware with her action during that time? or just too overwhelmed to have voted for the other applicant and forgot that I was there? Or was i just being sensitive?
My college professor was indeed right for asking us then. And I was indeed right for saying "No".
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Anyway, I have here a souvenir of my cousins' exciting trip at one of the beautiful beaches in the island of Bohol last summer. Ang saya nila no?kakainggit!hehe..
Now who says that life is a bore?
Friday, October 17, 2008
1. No breakfast
4. High Sugar consumption
5. Air Pollution
6. Sleep deprivation
7. Head covered while sleeping
8. Working your brain during illness
9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts
10. Talking rarely
Please don't ask me to explain each. I am guilty of sleep deprivation too, my surroundings can be polluted, i love sweets, sometimes i overeat, and i too unconsciously cover my head when asleep. And so hopefully God forbid, I will not have my brain damaged one day.^0^
Now it's up for you to react. ;P
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I wish to join with the rest of bloggers around the globe in the "blog act day'08" about the issue on POVERTY.
I remember a priest narrating his experience being assigned into a very poor community. He even slept in a room where roof leaked and when rain would pour, they had to ready a small pail to catch the water from atop. And then later he ended his sharing by saying, " let us practice and even teach our children the act of giving instead of the act of asking". It moved me.
"For a man who has much but is not willing to share--he still has nothing. BUT for a man who has very less yet still willing to share--he has more than enough."
Let's fight against poverty. Be a gift.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
But my story doesn't end there. As this has been part of my daily rounds, i've much realization about it. Isn't it that life is like that? It gives you a blow, then it would hang up and so to deal with it, we have to refresh our selves..restart things where we messed up with and click on a decision that might give clearer vision than the first attempt..enduringly deal things that are in 'slow mo' until we are able to surmount our own issue.
Refresh..restart..click is like an old adage that goes, "try and try until you succeed".
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I say "go back to basic" because what we learn in our elementary days might actually be what we just missed to apply in our day to day encounter with life and things. Well, I have not read the book "Things I've learned from Kindergarten" but somehow I've idea that my "go back to basic" can be assimilated. During my time, finishing kindergarten was not a prerequisite to enter elementary. Admittedly, I did not actually go through kindergarten..hehe!
For a life that is now too complex like prices of commodities go much higher and education becomes even too commercialized...you realize that even if you work and study doubly in order to get and learn things..your wants and needs however became even too complicated. And you still end up feeling frustrated at the end of the day. And so perhaps what our teachers taught us in our elementary days might probably the things we need to apply today.
To recount the things taught in elementary, here are few I consider as tips:
1. Learn to save.- If you only earn P7000/month, you may save P500 of it. Of course, you don't spend more than what you only earn (unless there are emergencies). So that you will still be able to enjoy that hard-earned money instead of thinking how to distribute your money for debts you will have to pay. One thing, don't invest things that your budget cannot afford. Acting on impulse is dangerous. Learn to hold back, stop and think.
2. Learn to share.- I have very little "baon" when I was in elementary and I even thought how could I share that. But I realized that no matter how little you have, that becomes big when shared. "Blessings will always look small when we hold them in our hands but when shared to others, it becomes great".
3. Respect your elders or others as well.- This is optional. Values formation is a behavioral pattern. It's the same as "what you sow is what you reap or do unto others what you want others do unto you".
4. Be Punctual. - Whether at work, an interview, a presentation or in school, be sure to get there on time. As an old cliche goes, " early bird catches worm". Stop adhering on the "the Filipino time" habit.
5. Learn about the Subject-Verb agreement.- I don't know if it has relevance to the previous tips I mentioned, but I noticed that our difficulty in constructing simple sentence often marked up on not being able to reconcile with our subject and predicate. Just go back to the basic grammar rules that "a singular subject uses singular verb and a plural subject uses a plural verb".
Well I sure hope that these "go back to basic" tips will do. Have a great weekend ahead!:)
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
However, that gap didn't affect us that much. I was too preoccupied with my work while my best friend enjoyed his courtship to a common friend and later on became his sweetheart. But the relationship was not as plausible as it may seem. I know for a fact that my best friend had other girlfriend aside from that common friend. I advised him to end the first one before he'd jump to a new one. But it was a sorry attempt. He couldn't find the courage to end the first relationship.. other than the fact that he was more in love to the second one. And just like any other love story of a man cheating his girl, there happened a big confrontation. The two ladies met and my best friend ended like a mouse in its trap. And he had to choose bet. the two. He chose the second one. But just when I thought that he would finally have his best love story ever heard, their relationship didn't last. The girl he chose found another man in the internet. This time it was the girl who gave him up. But my best friend was so in love with her that he'd really die to have her back. If it was 'karma' that Chris got, I don't know. But the girl didn't love him anymore.
During those times when Chris was broken hearted, we would see each other for some times esp. during special occasions like birthdays and common friend's wedding. My best friend has his own way of making me believe that he was OK. There were invitations from him like eating out for a dinner or going to the movie that I rejected. Little did I realize that those were the times when he needed me. Some even say that we could have bee more than friends had I only gave him the chance to show his feelings. But I brushed aside the idea not wanting to take advantage of what we already have.
On the early week of December 2006, my best friend married the lady he rejected during his bout on his break-up to the girl he truly loves. The wedding was exclusively for their both families, close relatives and friends. I didn't know about the wedding and so I realized perhaps, I was no longer a part of him. For a couple of months, I did not talk to him. But he was persistent in wooing me to have my friendship back. I accepted his apology.
After being married for a year, I heard him still asking details about the girl he was so in love with. I felt sad. He's still in love with his ex. When I heard this song, only one person popped up in my mind. Could it be my best friend's story?
Monday, October 6, 2008
Education, being the American's legacy to us during their era of empowerment, has remained the most valued part of life's learning process for every Filipino family. We always believe on the idea that "education determines success in one's life". Some may not adhere on this belief "philosophically". But as for me, the formal training for learning is only through education.
I congratulate the Americans for their strong influence in the spread of the English language. But most of all, I salute the Filipino people for the great actual performance of the language.
Well, I guess this only goes to prove that Filipinos do get acculturated easily.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
What about you?any idea why it's there or why like that?:-)
Friday, October 3, 2008
Whether the calls are pranks, from debt collectors, telemarketers, a phone survey company or maybe just a wrong number, we can now get easy access to identify them. After typing the phone numbers at the key "search", we can also send on our comments or suggestions about the unwanted numbers. We can now log on to phonenumberinvestigator.com for more details.
Well, "Patience is a virtue" indeed!:)
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Sometimes, we need to be like children who never lose the wonder in life.For them, as there is a time for study, there must also be a time to rest and play.
May we be like little children, not missing the importance of celebrating life.
And that out of our busy days, we too deserve a good break. To see to it that in life, there is a time for everything.
A time to work and a time to play. :-)
Log on now to phonelookupinvestigator.com and be the first to report!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
This time, I will no longer worry in dealing with unregistered numbers. The National Phone Book is now ready to help me get through with it. Aside from the hassle of identifying unwanted calls, I will also be provided with a local and state phone book directory information.This is a phonebook provider that will help me search the owner of any phone number from almost all States in U.S and their area code.
For more details, just visit nationalphonebook.org and a phonebook database service provider is ready to serve you!
We simply don't tolerate people we care for, we impose discipline..but then after all's been said and done..you will go back to the same old rule....I tell you...because you value these people...because you love your wife or husband..because you love your kids...because you love your friends.
Because you LOVE...you learn to tolerate because that's what loving your relationship with people tells you to.
The search is very easy. I can already locate them by just registering their cell phone number, phone number or a phone search. This is a very easy access wherein 50 State phone books can provide me the first and last name, street address, city, and state of the owner. Results are given immediately. This is very helpful too in identifying prank calls or messages because this also provides additional information, such as background reports can be completed.
I don’t know how long I have endured the silence.
That deafening silence that you so kept within yourself,
that not even the clanging of cymbals could ever equal its loudness.
I cried in the empty silence of solitude.
Just how bitter was the pill you shoved down my throat!
Such was the only pain that I so want for an answer..
If all for you was just a game then just say, “you win!”.
But please go without ever taking away my self-esteem.
Say “ good bye”...
Just say goodbye… and don’t explain why.
The word is already enough to prove it all.
Say “ goodbye”… in case you feel the guilt.
or say it… in case you realize...that you actually just forget.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Most right-brained people like you are flexible in many realms of their lives. Whether picking up on the nuances of musical concerto, appreciating the subtle details in a work of art, or seeing the world from a different perspective, right-brained people are creative, imaginative, and attuned to their surroundings.
People probably see your thinking process as boundless, and that might translate to your physical surroundings as well. Some people think of you as messier than others. It's not that you're disorganized, it's just that you might use different systems to organize (by theme, by subject, by color). Straight alphabetization and rigidly ordered folders are not typical of right-brained behavior.
You are also more intuitive than many. When it comes to reading literature, you probably prefer creative writing or fiction over nonfiction. And when it comes to doing math, you might find you enjoy geometry more than other forms like algebra.
***weee, hindi kolang sure if i'd ever enjoyed dealing with numbers as a student then..but for sure I've learned to love it now esp. when I have to learn how to budget..hehe!