Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mixed Emotions Hit Dabawenya?

I just don't understand how things have happened these past few days. Hmmm... I had been meeting misfortune. Yesterday was the worst. I don't really know what exactly happened. I just can't connect things very well. It's as if I had a cut. I was hurt. Yes, I was and it could have been resolved when I have not missed to ask just one question...just a question tghat could change everything, in a minute. But my conversation with someone ended because of some unexpected interruptions. So, the question was left unanswered...hanging. Now what's gonna happen? Again... it's like being accused of a crime that I didn't commit.

Again, another misfortune came to me yesterday night. I lost the bracelet I bought with mom. And today, I left home feeling naked. I left my cellphones at home. Cellphones had been a part of my everyday thingies. And it really feels different without them. And because I left my phones today, a question just came out. Sounds like what would happen if I don't bring my phone everyday? Hmmm... that couldn't be. I might miss some important messages or calls from important people. But what if? Hahahaha... Here comes my questioning mind again....

They say, when you're happy now, loneliness comes after it. What now? Hmmm... You see, I'm very much excited to have my dSLR this Sunday. So what is this? Misfortune visited me first then I'd be happy in Sunday... That's it? Oh ok. I get it. :)

So, why can't people talk straight to their point? And why can't I say something? Am I afraid things might get worst? Yeah, maybe. I really hate complications that is why sometimes, I sacrifice my rights so as not to make things worst. But I was just wondering what's gonna happen next? What's gonna happen next? Oh... here's this question again... Wooooooooohhhh!

I'd be having my very first day to be at field tomorrow - to get acquainted with our standards... I hope misfortune would leave me tonight.

I'm sorry if I'm talking like this today. I'm just looking for an outlet... dugh! I'd be okay. I easily forget things anyways.

I think I better go home now. I've finished my coffee, got only few maruya supreme left and can't work on the things that I have to work on right now because the mail that I sent this afternoon did not reach the destination. So, I guess I have to go now.

Dabawenya signing off...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I was a bit busy the few nights, was also confused whether to go for a vacation, or get myself a dSLR. I have asked opinions from friends, and the last person I asked was my mom. Last week, I talked to her, I told her I'd be visiting her aunts and other relatives in Bohol. She's okay with the thought. Yesterday, I told her that I've changed my mind and I told her what made me decide. She's happy to hear that I'd begoing home next month. I hope she already gave the idea to my dad.

I will be having my 2nd baby this Sunday - a dSLR. I asked my friend from Cebu to buy it for me at a Flickr friend's store. And another friend would hand it to me on Sunday.

I didn't know how photography became an interest. It was just a surprise! Few years back, I was inlove with graphics just like playing with pictures. And now, I wanted to take pictures on my own. I had been a member of Flickr with different names. Just when the year started, I decided to use only one name and that was acubepixel . But recently, I changed my name to dabawenya.

Just this afternoon, my friend messaged me that he already have my dSLR with him. Yay! Am so excited!

Expect for a new blog! I will be launching my photoblog when I get my dSLR.

But for now, I gotta go to sleep. heheheheh.... Goodnight!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Working with Your Team

I just got this article from my mail today and I want to share it to you. It's something about working in a team. This may help. So, this is a re-post.


Working on teams can be rewarding, but at times it can be difficult and downright frustrating. If there are poor communicators on your team, you may often feel left in the dark, confused or misunderstood. To create a successful team, effective communication methods are necessary for both team members and leaders. Even though some people understand their communication skills need improving, many aren't certain how to improve them. So, in the following article, we've outlined how to avoid some common team blunders as well as some helpful advice on how to be a better teammate or leader overall. Go… team!

If You're a Team Member
Communicate, Communicate, Communicate.
If you have a problem with someone in your group, talk to him about it. Letting bad feelings brew will only make you sour and want to isolate yourself from the group. Not only does it feel good to get it out, but it will be better for the team in the long run.

Don't Blame Others
People in your group lose respect for you if you're constantly blaming others for not meeting deadlines. You're not fooling anyone, people know who isn't pulling his weight in a group. Pointing the finger will only make you look cowardly. Group members understand if you have a heavy workload and weren't able to meet a deadline. Saying something like, "I'm really sorry, but I'll get it to you by the end of today." will earn you a lot more respect than trying to make it seem like it's everyone else's fault that you missed your deadline.

Support Group Member's Ideas
If a teammate suggests something, always consider it – even if it's the silliest idea you've ever heard! Considering the group's ideas shows you're interested in other people's ideas, not just your own. And this makes you a good team member. After all, nobody likes a know-it-all.

No Bragging
It's one thing to rejoice in your successes with the group, but don't act like a superstar. Doing this will make others regret your personal successes and may create tension within the group. You don't have to brag to let people know you've done a good job, people will already know. Have faith that people will recognize when good work is being done and that they'll let you know how well you're doing. Your response? Something like "Thanks, that means a lot." is enough.

Listen Actively
Look at the person who's speaking to you, nod, ask probing questions and acknowledge what's said by paraphrasing points that have been made. If you're unclear about something that's been said, ask for more information to clear up any confusion before moving on. Effective communication is a vital part of any team, so the value of good listening skills shouldn't be underestimated.

Get Involved
Share suggestions, ideas, solutions and proposals with your team members. Take the time to help your fellow teammates, no matter the request. You can guarantee there will be a time in the future when you'll need some help or advice. And if you've helped them in past, they'll be more than happy to lend a helping hand.

Vacation or dSLR?

I am now in a state of choosing between having a vacation or having something I've always wanted to have.
I will be having a 9-days vacation leave next month. In the past days, I have thought about spending few days of my vacation leave in some beaches of Cebu & Bohol. In the other hand, my interest & passion for photography gave me the idea of buying a dSLR. Here comes confusion. I had been thinking about it yesterday and until now. I only have few days left to decide.
What I was thinking is that, if I just stay here during the 9-days leave, I could always find something online. Perhaps an opportunity to write reviews about something, or find a data entry task. I could also do that while on vacation, that is if my destination is a wi-fi hotspot. I could always bring my eepc with me. The thing is, if I go on vacation, I have to forget about having a dSLR. But if I get myself a dSLR, I could go on with my next year's planned vacation with the dSLR.
My decision's closer to having that dSLR. And I'm looking to where I could possible get one. I know one day, I would be confused again. Man! Hmmm... Just gimme a little time.... LOL! Confused really....

Saturday, July 26, 2008

35/365 : O, Picobello!

Day 35.


I had a long day at work yesterday. Mind's never stopped thinking. I stayed late. It's almost 6.30PM when the maintenance engineer told me they're turning off the power in the whole building for maintenance. I hurriedly finished what I had to finish.

On the other hand, Jen, was still at her workstation. She messaged me and had a conference with Elle, who's in Cotabato. Until I felt my stomach complaining. Jen and I decided to have dinner together somewhere. We cannot think of a place. We ended up at Picobello, one of Davao's famous Italian restaurants! Slurrrp! I had a wonderful dinner! Pizza & Lasagna for dinner! Slurrrp... Wanna have some? Hehehehehe...

34/365 : I'm an Addict

Day 34.


Hi. I'm ©dabawenya©, 27, and I'm an addict... a flickr addict. Hahahahha... Well, it doesn't show. ;) Though I don't have a precious camera yet, I'm still a flickr addict. I'm just using a Kodak DX3500. I'm still trying to make good shots - compositions. To repeat, I'm an addict... a flickr addict....

Thursday, July 24, 2008

33/365 : Umbrella...ella..eeee...eeee...ella ;)

Day 33.

It's the 3rd night of touring a friend who's from Visayas. We toured her in Kanto Bar, Matina Town Square after the Kebab dinner. Along with me were friends from a sister company. We had a drink and one ordered a screw driver cocktail. It was raining hard outside. I asked her this little umbrella and made fun of it. That's it. ;)

32/365 : Froggielicious

Day 32.


Look at this froggie! My friends and I were trapped in a canopy while eating Aling Foping's Special Halo2x, one of Davao's Best! We were trapped because the rain poured hard. While we were surfing the internet using Kanto Bar's Wi-fi connection, we saw this froggie! I took my friend's cameraphone and shot this little animal!

31/365 : Chillin' Out at Blugre

Day 31.


My two friends and I chilled out at Blugre Coffee Shop after pigging out at Mandarin. It's my pleasure to meet them. I have already seen 'em many time but it's my first time to go out with them. That as July 21, 2008.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Good Day to All!

Hi. I'm very early at work today, unlike the previous days. It's only 7.24AM here in my
computer. I've predicted today's not a very busy day for me. Whoah! :) But I might be going home late because I will be spending time with my baby ;).

Sorry guys if you haven't heard from me since Monday. I am just busy accommodating a friend from Visayas. Monday, I met her with another friend. We had a yummy dinner at one of Davao's best Chinese restaurants and we end the night at one of Davao's pioneering coffee shop, Blugre.

Last night, Jen & I let her exeperience the perfect ambiance of Davao's famous, Jack's Ridge. We had dinner. We let her taste Davao's favorite halo-halo at Aling Fopings located at Matina Town Square. We were stuck for a while because the blessings(rain) started to pour. Instead, we surfed the net with Kanto Bar's wide radius wi-fi connection. Few minutes after the rain stopped, we called it a night.

So friends, if you visit Davao, and if you want to see its beauty, you may just contact me and I'll show you wonderful places Davao could offer. ;)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

30/365 : Iguana

Day 30.


My 3rd time to visit crocodile park and yes, it's my first time to hold an Iguana! Thanks to Karen for taking the picture.

29/365 : My Baby

Day 29.


I got my baby. This is just one of the few things I wanted to have! Finally, at least, I started to make a move and got this baby! Mwahhh!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Almost End of the Day

Twenty-seven minutes from now, Í'm knocking off from work! I'd be off to somewhere to meet my fellow Nakayaman, Sarah, who I have not seen for a long time. That was since I resigned from my previous job. She's been working in Cebu for years I guess and she was transferred here in Davao for good. I will be meeting her, tonight. I hope the weather cooperates to make the chickahan great.

Yay, tomorrow's a new day to rest. I got a more than half-day to rest tomorrow because I'm going to crocodile park again with my office friends. This time, I'd be enjoying the shows. Yey! Hehehehehe.... So, I'm now leaving this another unwanted post to prepare myself. One good thing that I have finished my tasks early. :)

Have a Good Luck Saturday!

Hmmmm... It's a not so good morning. Been looking for sushine but I found none. :) But, it's better than a rainy early morning. So, how are you doing, guys? I am now at the office. I thought I might be late because I went off to work later than the usual time. I forgot it's Saturday - no traffic. Hahahaha... So, I'm now at work. But don't worry, work starts at 8:00. :)

I really thought I could not make it today. Mudshake really helped me to sleep. Phew! I hope this Saturday at work won't make me feel sleepy because I've slept well.

Have to end this not so necessary part of blog hehehehe... I have to start hitting my to do list. So, have a good Saturday to you, fellow bloggers! :)

Friday, July 18, 2008

28/365 : In Lieu of My Nightout

Day 28.


In lieu of my nightout which, I guess might be the reason why I didn't go with friends to watch BATMAN, I got this bottle from my little fridge. I hope this works... I hope I could sleep well. It's gonna be a boring Saturday tomorrow. Well, I hope I won't get bored. Still got to dos in my list. Hehehehe...

Mommies Earn Moneys at Home

There are a lot of mommies staying at home doing the laundry, cooking for the family and doing what takes to be a good mom and a good wife. But sometimes, when you’re done doing those household chores, what do you do to make your life better? Do you just rest?
To you, mothers out there who love to write about something, here’s a chance for you to maximize your time at home! Let me introduce something to you. It’s something you’d really like. All you have to do is blog, and blog, and blog! You can earn while you’re at home. Let me give you some tips:
1) Signup for a blog account. There are free sites where you can create a blog account.
2) Think what should be the content of your blog. Say, you love to cook, and then you can blog about recipes.
3) Always update your blog account. Update means, write something. Say, you love to cook beef stroganoff. Then, blog about how to cook stroganoff!
4) Let your blog age.
5) Once it reaches three to five months, you’re now ready to earn!
6) Signup for SocialSpark
Now, you might want to ask. What is SocialSpark? This site is one of the best sites that pay bloggers! If you want to make a difference in your life, you mommies can earn without leaving your children at home. You simply just need a computer and an internet connection and voila! You now have a job! You can just browse opportunities at SocialSpark. Easy, isn’t it? So, mommies, what are you waiting for? Sign up now!

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

27/365 : Desk Calendar I Designed

Day 27.


I started the design just yesterday night and was not able to finish because I don't have the logo. I designed this desk calendar for a contest in flickristasindios and I hope I could make it to win the flickr pro account. :)

26/365 : Bossa Nova Meets New Wave

Day 27.

I just got the album yesterday and I love the songs in it. I will let you listen to the songs in my other blog.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

25/365 : Special Gift

Day 25.

I was organizing my pictures in my computer and these caught my attention. This was my first personalized mug design. I designed it as a very special Christmas gift to my friends. Mugs cost less but what made it special is that I designed it myself, for them. Everything I designed is special to me. The efforts I gave made my gifts special.

One side.


The Other Side.


24/365 : Bossa Nova Collections

Day 24.


I arrived home yesterday and wanted to relax. So, I took one of my Bossa Nova collection and played it. Wow, sooo relaxing.

When People Talk Behind Your Back, Don't Mind Them

I went to the mall after work today to do myself a favor and while I was in a queue at an ATM, I noticed the shirt's back print of the guy infront of me. It says," Don't mind the people talking behind your back. It simply means you're two steps ahead."

And you know why it caught my attention? Because it's really something that says a lot about boosting up your self-confidence. It's not about bragging but it's about getting out of the shell.

I admit I'm someone who's a low self-esteem especially when somebody talks behind my back. Just a few months ago, I have learned that someone's been talking behind my back and what pains me most is that, the person's a friend. It really tore me apart and things were coming out from my mind. It was really disheartening.

I am still in the process of regaining my strength and re-boosting the confidence I have once lost. And I do hope I would no longer mind those people who'd be happy talking behind someone's back.

How about you? How would you feel if you trust someone not knowing what you've shared will be used against you? Would it be better to live with an CIA's trust no one?


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The Rain Pours While the Sun Shines

Hello readers. You might be wondering what would this post be all about. I just find today as a wonderful day because the rain pours while the sun shines and it rseldom happens. A wonderful morning, isn't it? It's just like the day's crying for joy. This must be a special day for few....hmmm I hope I'm one of ém. :) I wish I'd be having a luck today hehehehe....

So, this is an inital sign of a good day. I hope everything goes well to everyone as we all turn another page of our life's journey. Another page, another day.

Have a great day ahead, everyone and may God bless us all!

Monday, July 14, 2008

24/365 : The Croc

Day 24.


This was my first time to pet and hold a real crocodile! He's so cute, so soft and cold. The most behave among the crocodiles... Isn't it obvious? Hahahahaha...

I also had the chance to touch and pet a snake! Take a look at this!


Afraid yet still showed my teeth for a perfect smile. hahahaha...

Saturday, July 12, 2008

23/365 : What's Keeping Me Busy

Day 23.


These things have helped me a lot to keep myself busy always especially when I'm just home. These are few of what keeps me alive. That is why I could stay long in my room. My nickelodeon stress ball have helped me a lot especially when stress visits me. My small & simple mp3 player keeps me alive during workouts and my computer is the reason why I sleep late. Since I'm not very much addicted to sleep, my computer entertains me until my eyes retire. That is why, when you need someone to talk to even if it's late at night, you can just leave me a message in my message box. :)

22/365 : Music & Me Header

Day 22.


I've made another personalized blog header for my other blog. That blog's all bout the music that relates to other people's lives and mine as well. If you have time, you're always welcome to visit Music & Me.

Friday, July 11, 2008

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Thursday, July 10, 2008


It's my 3 years in service to the company I currently work for. I'm under the customer service group and for us, customers are very important that is why everyone in the group should undergo G.U.E.S.T. seminar. "What is G.U.E.S.T.?" you might ask. It's simply Greeting Use name Eye-to-eye contact Smile and Thank you. Greet the customer before starting the transaction. Then use the name when you talk to the customer. Connect with the customer by talking to them with eye-to-eye contact. Smile while attending to them and thank them before they go.

I was at an express store this afternoon and I've heard this cashier at her mid 30's asking her superior if it's really important to greet the customer. I think somebody complained about the greeting thing. What came to mind was the importance of greeting a customer. I answered her question in silence. What the heck! What a question! It's self explanatory.

For me, greeting customers and smiling at them really helps. It really works especially in times when they're in anger or in grief. We don't really know what happened to them prior to having transaction with us. At least a smile & a greeting could make them feel at ease.

Another thing, if you're working in an environment where you deal with customers, please treat your customers nicely. I too, have been a victim of service reps who doesn't have the attitude, mostly at government agencies. Really, it pissed me off. They forgot we're paying taxes.

If you're dealing with customers, always remember Greet.Use name.Eye-to-eye contact.Smile.Thank you. It really helps to change moods.

21/365 : Rainbow Bread

Day 21.


It's been a while since I've last eaten this bread and I'm very lucky that when I dropped by at an express market, it's available. I missed this bread a lot. You don't need a spread or a butter. I find it yummy!

Much Better Than Yesterday

Wow! Today's much better than yesterday. I arrived here at my workplace at around 7:20AM. Very early, sin't it? Well, it's very much obvious because I still have time to write this draft. I think the internet connection's down so I have to write this draft.
Well, I have slept earlier than 12:00AM. Better than the other night, right? So, I guess today would be better than yesterday. I'm almost done with my to do list. Got 3 on the go which can't be done in just a day, all budget related. Am having 2 trainees today just to let them understand the whole budget thing. Yeah, it's very much complicated because it's a budget until 2014. I hope I could let them try sometime. I need it done by Monday. I'd be off from work by Saturday but I will be working at home. Yes, that's passion. Hehehehe... 2 to dos due on Monday, and the other one's due before my 9-days leave in August. Wow, 9-days leave! Yeah, it's a problem really. how I wish I could just easily add it to my next year's 15-days vacation or even convert it to cash. What am I gonna do with that 9-days vacation anyway? Any suggestions? Hahahaha... I still don't have the spirit to visit places farther than the island of Visayas alone. Well, I hope I'd be convinced. I love to travel alone, anyways.
Hey, got to end this now. It's almost 8:00AM. Have to prepare myself for work. Cheers!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Eat Very Less or Even Don't Eat for Dinner

Here's an article from which answers the question why we need to eat less for dinner."

Why should we eat very less or even don't eat for dinner?

There are the following reasons:

1. Our metabolism starts to speed up from 4am in the morning, getting to the highest point at 4pm in the afternoon. So we should eat breakfast and lunch. But our metoblism begins to slow down from 4pm until 4am next morning. So most foods we eat at dinner are changed into fat in our body.

2. When food is taken into our body, the blood will concentrate on the digestive system while other organs such as heart,brain,lung,kidney and muscles will be in the status of blood shortage. That's the reason why there always heart attacks happened during sleeping at night after the patients eat much food at dinner.

3. Our body tells us that we should engage in activities in day times while rest at night. All the organs should rest including stomach and intestines at night.

4. When we are hungry,our body will be in most activity status to swallow and chew cells. And the quantities of swallowed cells will be the biggest when our body takes enough protein and food fibers. If we only eat broth(in which there are lots of easy-absorbed protein) and drink fruit juice( in which there are lots of edible fibers), then we may still feel hungry but this will help to swallow metamorphic necrotic tissue in our body.

5. Only when we are hungry, our liver,pancreas,stomach and intestines will secret digestive fluid and discharge toxin from our body. If whenever we feel hungry we'll eat,and the toxic digestive fluid will retake by our body. We should let ourselves be hungry at day times, so we only let us be hungry at night. Thus the toxic digestive fluid will be absorbed by the food fibers in the intestine and excrete with faeces.

6. Children's growth depends on pituitary secreting growth hormone. Only when children are in deep sleep, produce large quantities of growth hormone. If children eat too much at night,the blood will concentrate on the digestive system while the pituitary will be in the status of blood shortage. So there are no big quantity of growth hormone produced,and children won't growth well.

7. If the students eat too much dinner,the digestive system will continue to work and the brain will continue to dream. Thus they won't get enough sleep.

8. Muscles will maintain good strength in good blood circulation. If we eat too much at night, the blood will concentrate on the digestive system. But our muscles will be in the status of blood shortage. The lactic acid of muscle cannot be metabolized completely and so the muscles cannot recover from fatigue.

20/365 : Dinner Substitute

Day 20.


Since I froze my Metrolifestyle account later of May because of a busy schedule, I started having corn flakes cereals as my substitute for dinner. Why? It's because we should have a light meal during dinner. I have read from an article that light meal for dinner is good because at night, when we're in our sleep, all the organs should rest including stomach and intestines.

Most of us eat cereals for breakfast but this time, I made it a reverse. I eat heavy meal for breakfast since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, my food for lunch depends on what I wanted to eat enough to eliminate hunger and I take cereal for dinner. Of course my rice is limited to only a cup if I wanted to eat rice.

This is my idea and I am to figure out if I could lose few pounds before I go back to the gym. I hope so. If it doesn't work, I'd still go on with the cereal thing because I feel comfortable to sleep with a light stomach... hehehehe...

I will be giving you infos in my next entry why we should eat less for dinner.

Good Morning, Sunshine!

I woke up at around 5:20AM this morning. Yah, that's when "Better Ways for Better Days" started to play as my alarm tone (it's my everyday alarm tone actually). I arrived here at my workplace at around 7:21AM though my work time starts at 8.

Though I slept late this very early in the morning, thank God because He still gave me the energy to wake up and prepare for work. I have to leave early again not to be caught by the traffic. To let you know, almost all of the intersections in my city have traffic lights no matter how small the street is. You better check this out along C.Bangoy St. which has 3 intersections of not so far in distance. It's a sign of progress. :)

Yes, I have a good morning today! I remembered I was singing in the bathroom hehehe... Yah, and everything's going well so far despite the less than 5-hour sleep. Hmmm.. I hope all goes well today. Got 6 more to do in my list of 14 to do's. Yeah, nearly done.

Have to go guys, I have to prepare myself for the project meeting.

May you all have a very good day! May God bless you all.

Sleep, Where are You?

It's almost 1:00AM. Where are you, sleep?

I don't know what's going on. Sleep is nowhere to find. I'm still alive and doesn't even have the desire to sleep. Am I a monster? Whew, I hope not ehehehehe...

Just a few hours ago, I've had my first online Photoshop Class. Hahaha.. A friend asked me to teach him the basics of Photoshop. Since I'm an experienced Photoshop user, I gave my best to help. I hope he learned something. It's so hard to teach photo editing online. I tried my best though. We're not yet done. Next session will be when he'll catch me online again hehehe...

I've finished my milk an hour ago. I thought it'll help me. But man, I'm still awake! I hope I could have flexible time at work. Dugh... How I wish then I'm at the province - no internet at home, no night life, and there's no other choice but to sleep early.

What I'm doing now? Well, here blogging and browsing my flickr photostream . In a few minutes, I will be having my 2nd attempt to sleep. I hope it works this time. Bye people. Good Morning!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

19/365 : Music & Me

Day 19.


This is my other blog which is all about music that relates to life. Hopefully I could include music videos soon.

Music & Me

18/365 : Stand Up When You Fall

Day 18.


This one's always a reminder to me. It helped me re-shape my life. It always reminds me keep my hopes up...that I should not give up and that I should stand up everytime I fall...that I should stand up many times more than the number of the times I fall.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Fire Training Exposures

To give you an idea what we have undergone during the Fire Training, here are few of the exposures:

Restless Week

It's getting late. The night's so silent. Everybody's asleep I guess. Why am I still awake? Oh, yeah, I'm just done with writing my to dos for tomorrow. I had been very busy lately. and until now. I didn't have the chance to get a good rest this week.

Last Monday, I was at Rondez the whole day for the fire training which involves physical activities. Good thing that my leave from duty on Tuesday was approved. I was really that tired because despite the cough I had the other week, I still went to that training. Of course, I no longer had energy last Tuesday. So, I took a leave in the afternoon. Wednesday was a busy day at the office, too! In Thursday, I had my daily routine at work and went back to Rondez for some discussions with the budgeters. Then on Friday, I was at Rondez the whole day for the Union's Orientation. I went to work in Saturday and Saturdays at work aren't good - less customers, less officemates - totally boring!

And today, I was also out for a work-related thingy. I had to be there because I was chosen to host for that activity. Yeah, right, it's a whole day activity.

That's what happened to me this week and it was really a restless week. I'll try to close my eyes now. I hope sleep visits me soon.


17/365 : M&Ms

Day 17.


I arrived at the orientation venue past 8:00AM today and while I was sitting near an officemate, and to my surprise, she just handed me this M&M. I have thought it's something colorful that is why took a shot and yeah, this is it! ;)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

I Failed to Save Life Today

Dalight held a mass blood donation activity this morning. This activity is like a "Save Life, Donate Blood" program.

I have never donated a blood before because it scares me a lot to see blood flowing or even when someone takes a blood sample from a patient.

Just around 9:00AM today, I've decided to challenge myself to make a difference - that is to save life by donating a blood. I filled-up the form, offered my ring finger for blood typing. When my form was evaluated, I was disappointed because I did not qualify as blood donor. My period ended only yesterday. And that is the reason why I failed to donate blood today, which means I failed to save life - I failed in this challenge.

Despite the failure, I'm still thankful that I took the challenge because I have discovered and known that I have a type B blood flowing in my veins.


16/365 : Souvenir

Day 16.


This is a simple souvenir from Ocean Park, HK. A good friend gave this to me. It's something small yet, it has a value because the one who gave this to me is somewhat a very good friend of mine.

Friday, July 4, 2008

15/365 : Away from Boredom

Day 15.


Just the old me - taking a self portrait to keep me away from boredom. ;)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

14/365 : Benjie, Minnie & Stuart

Day 14.


When I turned on the light in my room, these were the stuffs that caught my attention. Well, that's Benjie, Minnie & Stuart. Looks like they're waiting for me huh... :)

13/365 : Rain...Here They Come

Day 13.


Take a look at the picture. I took it yesterday when I was on a ride going home. I planned to go somewhere yesterday but when I saw that huge angry cloud, I decided to go home right away. I'm afraid I might get stuck in the city surrounded by water. I don't want that to happen again.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Have you ever experienced being remembered by the person you least expect to remember you? If so, how does it felt like?

1) Last month, I was remembered by someone I knew back 2006. I did not really expect her to visit me in my workplace. I used to invite her for a coffee when she visits Davao but the chances weren't that kind really. So I just waited for that chance but last month, she just came to my workplace and gave me a visit and I was shocked. Hahahaha... Yeah, 'twas great to know I was remembered that time...

2) Just tonight when I woke up from a whole afternoon sleep(because I'm not feeling well), an ex-officemate from an ex-employer messaged me and invited me for a coffee. I wanted to see her too, just to know how she is, but I can't. My headache's still attacking me. So, I told her when I'm free I will just message her.

I always feel honored to be remembered. I do remember good friends as well as the bad ones. I'm just trying to really keep in touch with them. And sad to say, as much as I want to, I don't have their YM id, or FS id, or even their numbers..... :(

12/365 : My Blog

Day 12.


That's one of what I'm into right now - blogging. I don't know. Am not good at monetizing it but I just love blogging.

11/365 : Old Sneakers

Day 11.


I was at a fire prevention training yesterday and my seat mate took this picture using her camera phone. nyah... she's a bit bored. :) this was taken before the crawling thing.... that's my very old light sneakers!

I decided to wear them when I was told that we'll all get wet during the actual training. And because that's my only shoes that weighs less, so I chose to wear them. :)

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