Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008 Ending Survey


Are You Ready For The New Year?: yes!

Did You Meet Any Life Changing People This Year?: yes!

Who?: my team

Who has been Your Favorite Person This Year?: artie

Got into Any Unforgettable Fights This Year?: hmmm....yes.

Were you in a relationship with anyone?: yes

Do you love him/her?: yes

Do Anything You Regretted?: yes

Are you still with the person you got with in 2008?: very much! ♥

If so do you wish you were not with this person?: duh.

Do you like their family?: yes! they are all warm and loving.

Have you been a good person this year?: i think so!

Have you felt like you've wanted to die this year?: definitely not.

Why?: life is so beautiful Ü

Would you rather be dead or alive for 2009?: alive!

Why?: there are so many things to look forward to.

Do you think your crazy?: sometimes! hehe.

What Are your hopes for the new year?: may it be meaningful and blessed.

How Will You Celebrate the new year?: new year's eve - dinner with my family, new year's day - get together lunch with relatives

Is the one you love still gonna be around in 09?: yes yes yes!

If you could have three wishes for 09 what would these be?: success, happiness and good health

What has been your baddest addiction of 08?: food. hehe.

Do you think you need help?: nope

Do you want help?: depends on what kind

What did you do in 2008 that you've never done before? got to know the real me. Ü

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for this year? same old, same old

Did anyone close to you give birth? shereen

Did anyone close to you die? none

What countries did you visit? pfffttt.

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? more travel, more clothes, more shoes! Ü

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? 20July, love has found me ♥

What was your biggest achievement of the year? getting promoted

What was your biggest failure? a relationship ended

Did you suffer illness or injury? colds colds colds

What was the best thing you bought? artie's birthday and xmas gifts!

Whose behavior merited celebration? YA and my team!!

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? a certain ex. argh.

Where did most of your money go? sa luho ko Ü

What did you get really, really, really excited about? boracay with artie. everyday with him.

What song will always remind you of 2008? Rihanna songs

Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. Happier or sadder? happier!

ii. Thinner or fatter? fatter, will be working on it! hehe.

iii. Richer or poorer? i would want to think, richer.

What do you wish you'd done more of? cooking, hindi lang kain ng kain. hehe.

What do you wish you'd done less of? impulsive spending

How did you spend Christmas? dinner with Abrigo clan

Did you fall in love in 2008? yes

How many one-night stands? none!

What was your favorite TV program? Desperate Housewives

Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? hmm...meron.

What was the best book(s) you read? dami, but since biased ako, cecelia ahern's works.

What was your greatest musical discovery? surprisingly, same taste kami ni artie sa music Ü

What did you want and got? get promoted. lasting love ♥

What was your favorite film of this year? Bucketlist

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? 28 years old. simple dinner with friends here at home, coffee afterwards.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? an out of town/country trip with YA (ate, achie, avee and zhari), my yearly summer getaway with Ai and Donna, and an all-expense paid trip to Bulgaria (from 08Aug to 07Nov) hehe.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008? still classic and elegant Ü - but now more of dresses and skirts

What/who kept you sane? family, friends and music

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Sex and the City girls

What political issue stirred you the most? retrenchment and cost cutting worldwide. sheesh.

Who did you miss? Aileen, Kristel, Zhari and Artie.

Who was the best new person you met? artie

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008: if it's worth it, go for it. Ü

Do you have something you need to tell someone before the year is over?: for my shortcomings, i'm sorry. for having you in my life, thank you and i love you.

What are your plans for 2009?: travel. have my own family. Ü

Do you hope to be married?: yes

Do you want to have children in 09?: yes, baby boy please. Ü

Have anything else to add?: Cheers to beautiful tomorrows! HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

it's christmas!!

my favorite time of the year.

super happy because artie gets to spend christmas with me. and yun lang naman ang christmas wish ko...for us to spend christmas together. hopefully, come new year, nandito pa din sya sa pinas. Ü

super happy din kasi nagustuhan nya yung gift ko. whew!! at syempre hindi ko sasabihin kung anung gift ko sa kanya. hehe. basta basta.

very much thankful for friends who sent their greetings and gifts. for making me feel special, remembered and loved. Ü

i feel blessed to have the most wonderful and most loving family in the whole wide world!!! Ü
i couldn't ask for anything more...

super happy for the long vacation ahead! sa january5 na ulit ang pasok ko! yey!!
and goodluck na lang sa lahat ng pagkain dito sa bahay. tsaka na muna ang diet diet.
i've no plans yet for the long break but to eat eat eat, magPSP, read books, watch dvds.....
sana matuloy kami ni artie mag-Enchanted Kingdom. hehe.

merry christmas everyone!!! Ü


Saturday, December 6, 2008

miss nyo ko?

YA, nararamdaman nyo ba masyado na di ako nagpaparamdam? Ü
Pasensya na, sobrang nawiwili lang kay Artie. ahsusus.... Ü
I know you all understand. hehe.

Will be blogging again real soon.
Miss you YA!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

baby's back ♥

08november 1:30pm

lea: hi tita ann, may package po na pinadala si tito artie sa inyo. gusto po kasi nya makuha nyo na agad, hindi po kasi pwede si tita itess ngayon kaya ako na lang po ang makikipagmeet sa inyo.

ann: ah ok...
sige sige. ngayon na? san kita imimeet?

lea: sa may shangrila mall na lang po, starbucks po.


ann: naku, di ako masyadong familiar dun. pero ok lang, mag-cab na lang
ako siguro. is this your number? save ko na ha para text na lang kita kung what time ako makadating dun.

syempre by thi
s time, taranta at kabado na ko.
anu ba t
alaga ang package na yun...then another call from his niece.

lea: tita ann, sorry po ulit sa istorbo. pinapatanung po kasi ng lola ko kung anung oras po talaga kayo makakadating sa shangrila? hindi po kasi ako pwedeng magpagabi eh.


ann: mga 230 or 3pm lea, magprepare na din ako.

and i made sure na maganda at presentable ako, kung sinuman ang maabutan ko dun sa starbucks, walang maipipintas. Ü
when i was near Shang na, i even received a call from Artie.
hindi nakaregister ang number.


artie: hi by, anu balita? nakuha mo na package?

ann: not yet, i'm about to meet lea. hindi daw pwede ate itess today eh.
artie: ah ok....kala ko nakuha mo na. what time kayo magmeet ni lea?
ann: now na, sa Shangrila mall daw eh. lapit na ko dun.
artie: saan ka na ba? lapit ka na?
ann: yup near na.

artie: sige by, update mo na lang ako ha? sana talaga magustuha
n mo package. have to go na by, tinatawag na ko ng boss ko eh.
ann: wait wait wait. bakit di ka nagpaparamdam for almost 3days na? now na lang ulit?
artie: sorry by, sobrang dami lang work ko.

ann: o sige sige, mamaya ka magexplain.

artie: (laughing) anung mamaya ako magexplain?


then line gets cut.


330pm
when i arrived at starbucks, wala pa si lea
. i texted her on her whereabouts, but got no reply. i tried calling her as well, di sinasagot. after i think, 20minutes...ayun. nakita ko na si artie sa tabi ko. blushing, with a goofy and cute smile on his face!! Ü sya pala ang package ko. ahsusussss... hindi na ko nakapagsalita. nagblush. natense. i just gave him a super big hug and a super sweet kiss!

we had dinner with his family at claw daddy. kakatuwa kasi buong family nya kakunchaba sa planned surprise nya.



a really really special day for me.

Friday, November 7, 2008

miss

took this shot in tagaytay during holy week.
kotse ni ash.black saturday. with ate, ash and tintoy.
lahat kami emote mode yata nun. lalu na ako noh...sheesh.

sigh. everyday i miss artie. so bad.

Monday, November 3, 2008

how many more days?

how many more days til Artie is back?

if only i can get a serious and straight answer from him...
but for more than a month now, hindi pa din nya ko sinasagot ng maayos.
i know he wants to surprise me - and wala naman problema sa'kin yun.
i just don't like the idea that i'll keep on guessing.
i just super miss him and sobrang gusto ko na syang makasama.

from what i know, sa clue na binigay nya before, it's either 07 or 08nov ang dating nya dito sa Manila. when we talked the other day, 24th or end of the month na daw.

2 weeks lang daw ang stay nya dito then he has to go back to Bulgaria.. = (

pero tuloy pa din ang Boracay or Bohol namin pag-uwi nya.
at ako ang in charge sa pagbook ng flight and accommodation and itinerary na parang ang hirap gawin kasi hindi ko alam kung kelan talaga ang dating nya.

i'm having mixed emotions lately....excited and super happy that he's coming home...
sad that he has to leave again for Bulgaria.

bakit naman kasi magaling pa syang Trainor, ehdi sana di na sya kelangan ipadala sa ibang sites. talk about selfish. ÜÜÜ

haynaku. ewankobah. it's that time of the month again. talk about emotional.......


"always be near me now..."


Sunday, November 2, 2008

aveevor!

mukhang nakarami yata ng candies itong dalawang cute babies na ito.Ü
akalain mong nasa HSBC at Medicard silang pareho for trick or treat?
ahsususssss....super cute nga nila! Ü

Monday, October 27, 2008

mga awit

haaayyy....

i've been waiting for this day! ang araw na ma-installan na ng bagong soundcard itong PC para mapakinggan ko na ang mga kanta ko!!!! Ü super namiss ko yung mga playlist ko...
while i was at the office, ate texted me that the soundcard is ok na. uwing-uwi na ko nun, iwanan na ang mga pending. kaya nga tinawag na pending diba, para i-pend? Ü but the usual, i still got off around 7pm. di pa din kinaya to leave earlier.

and right now, i'm listening to my songs na. Ü really excited kanina - natataranta ako kung anung song una kong pakikinggan. OA na kung OA. pero ewan ko bah. iba lang yung feeling ko now. parang kinikilig ako. Ü

i can go on like this forever...just listening to my songs.

i just can't wait!

hay.


my To Do: arrange playlists - para pag bili ko ng ipod, ready na.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

braces no more!

finally!!! wala na akong braces!! Ü
talaga namang kinareer ko na ito. nagleave pa ko para lang sa appointment namin ni Dra.

while i was at the clinic, i was kinda nervous because i didn't know what to expect. ang nagsi-stick kasi sa mind ko yung kwento ni ate na when she had her braces taken off, feeling nya matatanggal ngipin nya each time tinatanggalan sya ng bracket. surprisingly, super painless lang pala in my case. parang nag-gugupit lang ng kuko si Dra. hehe. wala pa yatang 15 minutes natanggal na nya lahat. and then the works. pasta, prophylaxis, sinukatan ng retainers. i chose the plastic retainers, not the typical wire something. same price lang naman kasi, so dun na ko sa kakaiba. Ü
binigyan din ako ni Dra ng tooth mousse. akalain mo na may ganun pah?!

so magkano ang nagastos ko sa session na ito? p11500 lang naman. sheesh.


Monday, October 6, 2008

jacob black

i'm about to read Eclipse. but aside from Edward, crush ko din si jacob black.
gwapo kaya nitong bata na 'to...


Bella, pwedeng magshare.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

ahsus...which baby are you?


J
anuary
Pretty/handsome. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Sensitive. Down-to-Earth. Stubborn.



February

Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexiest out of everyone. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest And loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Horny. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizing dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.
March
Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Great kisser. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Observant and assesses others.



April
Suave and compromising. Funny and humorous. Stubborn. Very talkative. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal. DoesSensitive. Positive Attitude. Thinking generous. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Able to cheer everyone up and/or make them laugh. Able to motivate oneself and others. Understanding. Fun to be around. Outgoing. Hyper. Bubbly personality. Secretive. Boy/girl crazy. Loves sports, music, leisure and traveling. Systematic. Hot but has brains.

May
Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Shy towards opposite sex. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High-spirited.

June
You've got the best personality and are an absolute pleasure to be around. You love to make new friends and be outgoing. You are a great flirt and more than likely have a very attractive partner. a wicked hottie.. It is also more than likely that you have a massive record collection. You have a great choice in films, and may one day become a famous actor/actress yourself - heck, you've got the looks for it!!!



July

Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people's feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. spazzy at times. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

August
Outgoing personality. takes risks. feeds on attention.. No self-control. Kind hearted. Self-confident. Loud and boisterous. VERY revengeful. Easy to get along with and talk to. Has an "every thing's peachy" attitude. Likes talking and singing. Loves music. Daydreamer. Easily distracted. Hates not being trusted. BIG imagination. Loves to be loved. Hates studying. in need of "that someone". Longs for freedom. Rebellious when withheld or restricted. Lives by "no pain no gain" caring. Always a suspect. Playful. Mysterious. "charming" or "beautiful" to everyone. stubborn. curious. Independent. Strong willed. A fighter.

September
Active and dynamic. Decisive and haste but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people's problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Usually you have many friends. Enjoys to make love. Emotional. Stubborn. Hasty. Good memory. Moving, motivates oneself and others. Loves to travel and explore. Sometimes sexy in a way that only their lover can understand.


October

Loves to chat. Loves those who love them. Loves to takes things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn't pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Brave and fearless. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care to control emotions. Unpredictable. Extremely smart, but definitely the hottest AND sexiest of them all.



November
Trustworthy and loyal. Very passionate and dangerous. Wild at times. Knows how to have fun. Sexy and mysterious. Everyone is drawn towards your inner and outer beauty and independent personality. Playful, but secretive. Very emotional and temperamental sometimes. Meets new people easily and very social in a group. Fearless and independent. Can hold their own. Stands out in a crowd. Essentially very smart. Usually, the greatest men are born in this month. If you ever begin a relationship with someone from this month, hold on to them because their one of a kind.

December
This straight-up means you are the most good-looking person possible... Better than all of these other months! Loyal and generous. Patriotic. Competitive in everything. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Easy to talk to, though hard to understand. Thinks far with vision, yet complicated to know. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having lots of ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Has that someone always on his/her mind. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Abiding. Able to show character. One guy/girl kind of person. Loveable. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves music. Pretty/handsome. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Sensitive.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

meet my team.

i'm sure those who are close and dear to me have already heard me talk about my team at the office. talk, whine, complain, cry and laugh about them. i have been with HSBC for more than six years now and it was only this June that work became as challenging. as manager in sales, i handle a group of ten kids. most of them newly grads, a few just a year or 2 younger than me. and yes, to me they are all still kids. kailangan pa din bantayan at tutukan. kailangan pa din pagalitan at pagsabihan. what makes my work challenging and most of the time stressful? KIDS + STEEP TARGETS = GOODLUCK!!! but then again, i am still lucky. kahit na may mga pasaway sa kanila , isa pa din sila sa mga teams na mababait sa office. sheesh.

EDSEL my seatmate when i was still taking calls as senior associate - i trained and coached him. in my team, i consider him as one of my assets. very fluent in both english and tagalog, conscious sa targets, goal oriented and one of my top agents kaya kahit saang project pwede ko syang i-assign. syempre pah, ako nagtrain, kanino pa ba magmamana? hehe. sya din yung nagshare sa'kin nung "the secret" he has a very positive outlook in life. madami na din sya recognition sa office kasi hindi sya nauubusan ng ideas and suggestions on how to further improve process flows. you'll never hear him complain. even if he did, nakasmile pa din sya. may tendency lang sya na magspeech. simpleng explanation humahaba. kaya pag may team meetings kami, if he has to say something, tina-timingan na namin. hehe.

NERI boys in the office call her "vavavoom". makita lang nila si neri na nakaskirt, kumpleto na daw araw nila. i agree, she has a voluptuous body. you'll think she's maarte, gimikera and a playgirl. but she's completely the opposite!! simple lang sya but at times fashionista, hindi magimmick at take note, relihiyosa sya. wala talaga sa itsura pero totoo. hehe. good catch guys!! she is single and dating. sya din ang pinakamalambing magsabi ng "miss ruth"

OTH yes, Oth talaga name nya. when asked why such name? ang sagot lang nya "hindi ko alam sa nanay ko.." usually quiet lang sya sa office. but given the chance na dumaldal? naku, suko ako. nakakatulili. pero yung pagkamadaldal naman nya napapakinabangan nya when it comes to her callouts - nakakaclose ng sale. hehe. she's the only member of my team who rarely goes to company events or parties. i duno why, may iba yatang pinagkakaabalahan. boys? kidding! she is also the "ate" of the group.

LEA tahimik kung tahimik. minsan nga sa sobra nyang pagkatahimik, hindi ko na nafi-feel presence nya. naturally shy kasi sya. she has a selected group of friends but she really is nice and approachable. ang project ko nga sa kanya, if there is anything that has something to do with mingling or interacting with other groups, sya palagi ko ina-assign...so she'll come out of her shell na.

POCHOLO ang anak kong pinakabolero. "pocholo, will you render OT?" once i ask this, ayan na. umpisa na ang pambobola. aything to get away with OT. well actually, he doesn't really need the extra money. rich kid kasi. conio pa. that's why he's often misunderstood as mayabang or maangas. but he's not. good boy and behaved na yan. unlike before, madalas kong pagalitan kasi palaging petix and palaging noisy. always on the dot sa uwian. hehe.

CEL partner in crime ni pocholo. lahat na ng kalokohan and kakulitan alam. alaskador ng team. minsan nagsusumbong na ang mga girls ko dahil pikon na sa kanya. makulit lang talaga. cel also seats the nearest to my table kaya sya usually nauutusan or nabibigyan ko ng extra tasks. okay lang din sa kanya. pambawi yata pag hindi sya nakakaquota. thanks to him kasi automatic magpapatawa yan pag nafeel nyang mainit ang ulo ko or pag nasestress na ko. and sometimes, that's just what i need!

SHEENA she is one of the crush ng bayan. has the looks of a model. ang dami na kayang tumawag sa local ko just to ask for her name and number. alam kasi nila she's under me. anyway, she's one girl na kahit na madami nang nagcocompliment sa kanya, ayaw pa din nya i-admit na maganda sya. ahsus. she's very dedicated to her work. sheena is also the perfect example of "grace under pressure".

MENG she's the only member of my team who's married, with two kids. married young pero happy pa din sila ng hubby nya til now. she's one of the seniors of my team. and napaka-predictable nyan. when she calls, i know it's to inform me that she'll be on sick leave...oh yes...lahat na yata ng leaves namaximize. sick leave, emergency leave, maternity leave. hindi na sya nakacomplete ng 1 buwan. topnotcher when it comes to absence. yikes. but when she is present, work naman talaga. pepetix lang yan pag quota na. and when i'm not around, she looks over the team.

NICA she is the most bungisngis and the most transparent. i would know when to leave her alone or when i can make her kulit. before she worked for hsbc, she was a preschool teacher. teaching is her passion and i know that given the chance, she'll go back to teaching. and and and - she can dance!!! halos lahat na yata ng company events nagperform sya. nica is a sucker for love. usually she asks for my advice in the love department...i hope she finds her prince charming na.

MEOS ang katangi-tangi kong anak na pagdating sa time-in ay binabantayan ko everyday. she is almost always late. ilang beses na nga kami nakipagbonding with HR due to her repeated tardiness. sikat na kaming dalawa sa HR. i know she's exerting extra effort everyday to come in early. she lives far north kasi, sana maging friends na sila ng time. meos is kinda makulit. makulit kasi ang dami nyang tanung on her callout projects. intelligent questions naman lahat, the kind that gets me thinking as well. she is charming and has this distinct laugh - matinis na parang puppy na umiiyak.


so there goes...each with unique qualities i learned to love and accept. this blog entry is lovingly dedicated to them. i am really thankful for having you guys!! having you for a team makes work fun, happy and fulfilling. through highs and lows... we're all in this together.