Thank You Jesus Christ


ABOVE ALL 

Above all powers, above all kings
Above all nature and all created things
Above all wisdom and all the ways of man
You were here before the world began

Above all kingdoms, above all thrones
Above all wonders the world has ever known
Above all wealth and treasures of the earth
There's no way to measure what you're worth

Crucified
Laid behind a stone
You lived to die
Rejected and alone
Like a rose 
Trampled on the ground
You took the fall 
And thought of me
Above all

Above all powers, above all kings
Above all nature and all created things
Above all wisdom and all the ways of man
You were here before the world began

Above all kingdoms, above all thrones
Above all wonders the world has ever known
Above all wealth and treasures of the earth
There's no way to measure what you're worth

Crucified
Laid behind a stone
You lived to die
Rejected and alone
Like a rose 
Trampled on the ground
You took the fall 
And thought of me
Above all

Crucified
Laid behind a stone
You lived to die
Rejected and alone
Like a rose 
Trampled on the ground
You took the fall 
And thought of me
Above all

Like a rose 
Trampled on the ground
You took the fall 
And thought of me
Above all

11 Things I Will Miss


Malapit na malapit na! Magpapaalam na ko sa pagkabampira.

Ang pinakaunang kong career ay nagsimula sa BPO hanggang sa napadpad na ko sa mga “captive sites” companies, at hindi ko ipagkakaila ang malaking pasasalamat ko sa   pagkakataong naibigay sakin sa loob nang mahigit anim na taon. Marami akong natutunan, maraming nais kalimutan at syempre mas marami yung nais kong manatili lalo na yung pagkakaibigan at mga aral sa buhay na nabuo habang ako'y nasa trabaho at nakikisalamuha.

Dahil ako ay magbabagong-buhay, nag-isip ako ng mga bagay na talaga namang mamimiss ko pag umalis ako sa pagka nocturnal being.

1. Airconditioned Office- Ang init ngayon! Obvious naman, ang mga callcenters/corporate centers ay may aircons, may alam ba kayong hindi? Ipagbigay alam sa kinauukulan. 

2. Ergonomic Chair- na most of the time ay ergonomic bed na din. Natuto akong matulog nang nakaupo.--those split-second moments of opportunity para makadaupang-palad si Sleep. 

3. Coffee Vendo- mas gusto ko yung kape sa vendo kesa sa sarili kong timpla.

4. Powerful Computers with Unli Internet (All Access)- Naging malaking tulong ito sa aking online social life, at mukhang medyo mababawasan ang aking activeness sa mga susunod na araw dahil back to school muna ko. Itext nyo na lang ako, o kaya tawagan o kaya i-tweet na din. Pero pasensya pag delayed ang response. Mahina ang signal. Lols. Since I will be staying at the Dorm for two months and probably boarding somewhere after, sa telepono lang ako magiinternet-ang liit L. Until I am all settled na ulit.

5. Magbukas ng Malls- nagkaron kasi ko ng schedule dati na ang out ko ay 10am in the morning at dadaan talaga ko ng mall pauwi ng bahay. Ang sarap mag-grocery at mag-shopping! Ang konti pa lang ng tao, at fresh pa ang mga tauhan sa loob ng mall, good vibes pa ang mga salespersons.

6. Gobyerno Day offs-  like Wed-Thu off, pag may kailangan akong lakarin sa gobyerno, mas madaling asikasuhin ng ganyang mga araw at hindi ako kelangan mag-worry na kulang ako sa tulog kinagabihan.

7. Incentives- it's all about the money baby! Hindi naman maipagkakaila na malaki magbigay ng incentives ang mga dayuhan employers lalo na pag nasa sales or collections department. May monthly, quarterly at annual profit-sharing. 

8. One Day Millionaire Syndrome- meron ako nyan eh. Lalo na pag payday. Pagkatapos maitabi ang mga kaperahang dapat ibayad sa kung san-san, yung tira, di ko na alam kung san ko ilalagay, so ayun, pinapayaman ko si Ayala at Sy, minsan si Manuela din. Pag sinipag, yung mga Koreano at Instik din sa Divisoria, pinamumudmuran ko ng salapi.

9. Food trip sa Madaling Araw- pag off ko kasi, niyaya ko ang mga kapatid ko or anyone  I can drag na kumain ng lugaw o kaya tapsi sa kanto, pag mejo mayaman-yaman kami, sa Mercato o kung san man mapadpad at dalhin ng gutom. Hihi

10. Friends- Of course, I've made friends along the way, it's almost six years! Nakakalungkot umalis, pero sa totoo lang, lagi akong napapagalitan kasi wala daw akong Separation Anxiety—Ano yun? Meron naman, kung alam nyo lang! I just focus on the bright side lagi and syempre always remember our good times. Mauulit pa naman ang mga yun. Pag yumaman ako, magpaparty tayo sa Yate ko. Imbitado rin kayo sa kasal ko (kung merong magkamali) at sa binyag (kapag nakita ko ang perfect genes to match mine).
            Gullible ako at madaling impluwensyahan, so yung pagiging masama ng ugali ko, na-acquire ko lang yan sa mga friends ko. Haha. Joke lang :P Dumating ako sa point na I look forward going to work dahil sa mga taong kasama ko sa opisina not work as may primary motivation anymore.

11. Routines- Log in. Punta sa pantry-kuha ng kape. Ka-catch up with friends while sipping coffee Set up station. Auto in- (alt+tab sa fb,twitter,blog,inq,cnn,emails,ym,pinterest at kung anu-ano pang mga websites) Makiki-langhap sa usok ng cancer break ng mga friends. Magttrabaho ulit habang nag-iisip kung san maglala-lunch. Lunch. Dial out. Cancer-break. Work. Bili pandesal. Uwian. 

From CSR to TSR to Collector to pseudo-Accountant, I am about to embark on an entirely new career, yung talagang pinag-aralan ko at pinaghirapang kunan ng lisensya (joke lang, chamba lang tlga pagpasa ko. haha) It took me awhile to get this opportunity and for sure, I will learn to love it and I will touch other people’s lives, specially those kids I will be teaching. 

I was asked why I want to teach, I answered,  "I want my pupils to look at their diplomas as their passport to their dreams."


Yes, I will be a  Public School Teacher for Grade 3. I will Teach for the Philippines.


Dahil Birthday ni Senyor






Isa kang tunay na blogger, pinanggalingan ma'y iskwater,
Hindi ka nauubusan ng kwentong ikakasaya ng madla
At dahil ngayo'y kaarawan mo,
Hayaan mong kami naman ang magbigay saya sayo.

Happy Burpday Senyor!!!!!!!!

May Nag-Reply!


Just a few days ago, I posted This Is Plagiarism  together with other write ups. And I never thought I would have this kind of Reply from Mr. Tripster J who called himself  The Epaloid Lover na Feeling Ako Yung Sinulatan

Here’s the entire comment:


This is epalness....

Hi! I'm fine. It's really great to hear from you.

I'm not trapped in the future, I do not dwell in the past. I'm simply in your dreams. You have difficulty finding me because you sometimes look in the wrong places and in the wrong moments of the day. Therefore, I cannot manifest in your world.

My present is a blur and yet it's blissful. But everything will be clear if we both make a decisive choice and a giant leap of faith in our lives.

How soon? I really don't know. We don't ask silly questions. It's just that sometimes we need wisdom.

I'd like to be there now. But I'm no master of my time. I'm no master of my fate. All I know is that I am fortune's fool.

You really don't have to worry about learning so many things. I am imperfect too. If I seek a girl of perfection then I will never meet you. It's you I wanna see. Besides, we have a lifetime to learn things and new skills together. But that, I guess, will not be a pretty phase and a rosy experience.

I dreamt of being an Arab prince who has a harem full of beautiful women, and with you as the most prized and crowning glory of my harem. I know, I do sound a womanizing douche-bag sex addict.

My thoughts will be for you. My hands will tenderly caress you. Your lips will always be for yours to kiss, my body I offer to warm your nights, and my heart for you to keep. And yes, you may keep my wallet too. I believe you're a better accountant than me, I just ask you to leave me something as an allowance. Hehehehe!

I'm not good in English. But I speak three languages, a little French, and I might study Mandarin too.

I have to confess that I suffer bovarism and I'm addicted to books. It doesn't really matter if we don't have the same preference of genre, as long as we can keep still for an hour together fully immersed in one's favoured literature. But I hope you will never mention to me anything about Twilight or Edward Cullen, or even 50 shades of grey. Well, uhm... I think I'd like to try it once though. Hahaha!

Would it be ok if I let you make our travelling plans. Where you go, I will go. Where you stay, I will stay. And above all, your people will be my people, and my God will be your God. I hope we can be one in flesh, heart, and spirit.

I have enough stamina to get to work immediately to produce our heirs and heiresses. Is it okay if we name our eldest son Charles Constantine Alexander and our eldest daughter Catherine Elizabeth Antoinette?

As for the other children you don't have to worry about their names. I've given them already their names

2nd son- Gabriel Michael Rafael
3rd Son- Isaiah Cosimo Nathaniel 

2nd daughter- Isabel Consolacion Cristina
3rd daughter- Josephine Deborah Clarissa 

And yes, it is in God's time and God's will. I'm not even sure if I'm in God's plan for your life. Nevertheless, blessing comes to those who patiently wait upon the Lord.

I'll see you around.

Flirtatiously assuming,

The Epaloid Lover na Feeling Ako Yung Sinulatan
_________________________

I went sabaw! hahaha... Salamat Tripster! 


That's 24 Zeroes Bitches!


Kung pumusta pala ko, talo ako. Hahaha



Song of My Life

I can listen to this song over and over again. I have this habit of playing a song I like on Repeat Mode hundred times in a day! RINDI Factor as my youngest sister would call it.



GRACE by LAURA STORY


My heart is so proud. My mind is so unfocused.
I see the things You do through me as great things I
have done. And now You gently break me, then lovingly
You take me and hold me as my father and mold me as my
maker.

Chorus:
I ask you: "How many times will you pick me up, when I
keep on letting you down?
And each time I will fall short of Your glory, how far
will forgiveness abound?"
And you answer: " My child, I love you.
And as long as you're seeking My face, You'll walk in
the pow'r of My daily sufficient grace."

At times I may grow weak and feel a bit discouraged,
knowing that someone, somewhere could do a better job.
For who am I to serve You?I know I don't deserve You.
And that's the part that burns in my heart and keeps me
hanging on.

Chorus*
I ask you: "How many times will you pick me up, when I
keep on letting you down?
And each time I will fall short of Your glory, how far
will forgiveness abounds?"
And you answer: " My child, I love you.
And as long as you're seeking My face, You'll walk in
the pow'r of My daily sufficient grace."
You are so patient with me, Lord.

As I walk with You, I'm learning what Your grace really
means. The price that I could never pay was paid at
Calvary. So, instead of trying to repay You, I'm
learning to simply obey You
by giving up my life to you For all that You've given
to me.

Chorus:
I ask you: "How many times will you pick me up, when I
keep on letting you down?
And each time I will fall short of Your glory, how far
will forgiveness abounds?"
And you answer: " My child, I love you.
And as long as you're seeking My face, You'll walk in
the pow'r of My daily sufficient grace.



Archive: Resignation


February 20, 2013


Dear Manager,

Please accept this letter as my notice of resignation, effective April 2, 2013.

This was not an easy decision to make. I am grateful for the rewarding employment I've had with GXS Inc. After much consideration, though, I have accepted the invitation for a two-year contract with the Teach for the Philippines Fellowship Program. The opportunity came sooner than expected and I had to make a choice.

While I have been very satisfied at GXS, Inc., I have decided to make this move to get started in my career in teaching. I have enjoyed working with you and appreciate the opportunities I have been given here. 

I will do my best to hand off my current portfolio prior to April 2nd. Please let me know if you need my help in any other way.

Sincerely,
Kat

This is Plagiarism



Hi, How are you doing today? I hope you’re doing great.

Kinda feel awkward to write this letter at the present time when obviously you are still trapped in the future. I hope you’re ok.

I wonder what your present looks like. Are we friends at the moment? If we are friends or will become friends first and you got to read this, you are obliged to write your letter for me too.

How soon are we going to figure out that we are meant for each other? Would you know? I ask a lot of questions, so be prepared to answer all of those. Answers don’t need to make sense; sometimes my questions are just silly ones.

How soon will you arrive? Can you give me some time to prepare? For what? Of course, I would need to learn to cook, to budget and shop at the grocery to name a few. I would want to be at least an ideal partner for you if not perfectly fit for your love.  Or can we start learning these things together?

I had dreamt of marrying an Arab prince, but you don’t have to be one, I will treat you like a king. I wish to welcome you with the best things.  I will take care of you. I will pamper you. I will try to cook for you, but please be by my side coz I might burn down our house.

You need not be rich but someone financially stable. You have to be responsible.  You need not be good-looking but at least someone pleasing to my eyes. You don’t have to be so handsome, just a little will do. Enough to make me feel so lucky that I have you. You need not be cool, nerdy type appeals to me way better. I am clumsy, please don’t get mad, I panic more when someone shouts even if it’s not towards me.  You don’t have to have perfect grammar, that’s fine with me, but at least please try to make use of good English.

Do you love books? I would like it if you are a book reader, but if not, that’s fine, I can tell you about the books I’ve read.

When will you arrive? What’s your favorite food? Sports? Do you have allergies? Do you play any instrument?  Are you a home buddy or do you love to travel?

It’s ok either way, but I would really like if we can travel together every now and then. We can spend overnights at the beach, snorkel in the morning, grill food for lunch, sleep at the hammock in the afternoon and watch the sun set together.  I like to try the slide in Camotes Island, the one that goes straight to the ocean. I hope you’re with me when I do that. I want to try that bungee jump in Macau I’ve read about in a magazine, kinda expensive though, and some day, we will skydive in New Zealand- another ransack on our pockets.  Dive deep onto Berde Island as well and climb Mount Kinabalu too. Those are just few of the things on my bucket list I intend to do with you. I wonder which of them will become reality before I die. We both have to work hard for those.

Just to let you know, I have a deadline for making a little you and a minier-than-me me. They took out my right ovary because of a baseball-sized cyst, it was non-cancerous but it’s solid and used to give me little pain every time I bend. My ob-gyne told me that as much as possible, I should conceive by the age of 28. After that, I may have difficulty.  I’m not in a hurry, mama and paps are together with my titas and lolo and lola who for sure, would love to see their  “apo sa tuhod” . Single-blessedness runs in the family, that’s another source of panic for them.

Oh Yes, you will arrive in God’s perfect time. But honestly, there are times that I hope you are already here especially when I am feeling down and lonely. I know that’s unfair coz your still busy with your life right now, I just wish the perfect time is soon, in a coffee shop or a bookstore or the airport or the grocery…..? Who knows…? In God’s perfect time we will find out.

Take care always.




One Sunday Afternoon




Sunday's best :)
Meet Up.
I agreed to meet my friend’s ex-girlfriend to pick up my pasalubong from Japan, guess what? Of course, one Hello Kitty item.

It felt a bit awkward because they just broke up a few days ago. We had talked, yes, by the power of technology, Dude would usually pass the phone to me and let me talk to her when we are together on our usual casual catch-up times. Just to let her know he is with me, not with someone else. We would exchange hello’s and hi’s and chitchat about dude’s craziness and other usual girly stuff. We are connected via facebook and twitter,  so her looks was not really a mystery, mine as well, we seem to have a virtual connection.  That Sunday  was the initial meet up- call it eyeball if that’s appropriate.

Dude is in Japan taking up further studies in Public Administration at Tokyo University under an international scholarship by Asian Development Bank.  It was a dream come true, we really thought he didn't make it but one of the first ten chosen backed out, lucky number eleven Dude, got in! I can still remember that phone call he made to let me know that he is leaving soon for Japan and would need help in disposing his stuff to make additional pocket money for the immediate departure, his girlfriend was kind enough to advertise the stuff and make some money out of it.

The girl just had a published article last February 9th  at Philippine Daily Inquirer's Young Blood Corner describing her moments of waiting and their Long Distance Relationship. It was posted just a few days before her flight to Japan to meet him for Spring Break.

Here's the link: 800 days of waiting

Him and Her.
They used to be a great couple, Dude would usually tell me how great of a girl she is and how much he loves her. How his mom totally likes her and how easily she can get along with any of his friends. That was really obvious since we got along pretty well. A peace advocate, she also has plans of leaving for Costa Rica to study at University for Peace for eleven months with the hopes of helping in instilling peace in the great Mindanao Region. But she is still working on raising 1.1 million pesos , half of the cost for the study since she was already able to find a sponsor for the first half. Getting a bank loan will be least of the options she says. Our conversation over coffee and her cigarettes let me discover her intense love for that southern region and for their culture. She also has thoughts of converting to Islam, saying that it could be where she can find the peace she is searching for. Of course, that’s one issue that they are in debacle- faith. She is one tough girl. Someone I am proud to have known and I know she will be someone who will make history in the southern regions of the Philippines.
View from CBTL, Prism Plaza

Dude tells me she is his comfort zone.  Comfort zone in the sense that he said feels constrained by her. He even said that saying “I love you” felt a responsibility not a declaration of affection anymore. He said, he wanted to be out of the comfort zone because he feels being limited when he is with her. He needs to be free, to explore whatever possibilities his experience in Japan can offer.

She tells me Dude is her priority. She has other plans yet, she had always put Dude as number one on her list. She is young and full of idealism. But she is never relaxed and carefree. Probably, working as a political staff had made her so serious and had totally forgot the meaning of “chill”. She even took the effort of travelling all the way to Japan for Spring Break to spend time with him. Thinking that that one week stay may patch things up, fixing whatever misunderstanding and doubts they had for each other.


Decision.
Even the most intelligent people gets lost when in comes to love. They can also become victims of the so called “circumstance” they are in . Even the most sane person can go crazy when it comes to love. What had gone wrong? I really thought that since their both rational beings, they can put logic into whatever their going through right now.

Love can only work for  a couple whose looking at the same direction. Putting someone as a priority yet the other looks at you as a comfort zone is never going to work. They know love yet they define it differently. Maybe that’s the complication of being intelligent? You get to put your own definition of things and get to live with it? Not being able to meet halfway? Compromise had not become an option.

They decided to end the “love” thing and be friends for now. I really hope that when that perfect time comes, they will see each other both as comfort zone and priority all at the same time.  

Night Shift, I Say Farewell.


A few more weeks and I finally bid you goodbye. Thank you for your darkness that had been my guide throughout the years. You've taught me a lot of things that I will bring with me as I take another career path on day shift. For almost six years, I had lived a lifestyle that the society had come to accept over the years-awake during eves and asleep at day time. Staying up late at night had brought about a lot experiences, some I would definitely cherish, the others I hope to forget.
I remember the first months I struggled to trying sleeping during the days, it makes me go crazy coz no matter how I try to close my eyes and shut my brain down to rest, I just can't--like sleeping when the sun is still up was next to impossible. I would even try drinking beer, overtimes at work, and taking sleeping pills that never worked. Until I discovered the power of antihistamine to lull me to sleep. Later on, with the sun wide shut, sleeping has become a norm.
Back then, when I think about career opportunities, its all about money. How much is the basic, what are the perks offered, proximity to residence, bonuses and incentives given. My only focus back then was how I would help mama and papa send Nali, Bebs and Doydoy to school and of course support my own little addiction with coffee, books, movies and travelling to nearby islands to camp out. Night shift didn't fail me to accomplish all these things. As years pass by, after a few bottles of beer, series of nights of partying, it's time to set long term goals. I think I have done enough. It's about time I search my own passion that I couldn't find in the wake of night shift. 
I didn't realize I will leave you so soon that I had even made plans for the entire year! I would have to give up a few big dreams for now, but definitely learning how to drive a car has to be done soon. My biological clock would need to take a 360 degrees shift. My routine will change and job description will be totally different from what I am currently doing. I would also need to give up some perks I used to get--air-conditioned office, a spacious office pod, a predictable monthly targets, monetary incentives-- but I know it's gonna be all worth it. Getting out of this comfort zone will lead to a lot of other opportunities. I have fears, just like those fears when I first ventured into the night shift- Will I be good enough for the job? Will I make a difference?-- are just a couple of questions I have for myself  as I take this new venture.  Rest assure that all the positive work ethics I had come to learn over the years- integrity, respect for others, innovation, being open to criticism, will be carried on as I say hello to Day Shift.