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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

a pdq trip

the demanding bride's rule #1:
Hanggaws must be at the wedding; Pam to be the MOH and myself to be one of the BMs

*Needless to say the booking, cancelling, re-booking, confirming, re-confirming, issuance and re-issuance*

22nd April---
We headed out figuring it like for the bouquet? the love storytelling? the heavenly beach? the pictures? the surely out of the UAE's savory foods? the get-together of long-missed friends and umm...whatever. But certainly, of course, to pronounce and sugarcoat 'that's what friends are for'!
The rule of the trip: MATULOG sa plane! and yes, we did.

23rd April---
We landed safely in the sublime city of Lapu-lapu, Cebu. Here I met the sweetest angels of pamyoks. What an oh-so adorable threesome---Bea, Chloe, and Baby X plus the lovely family. I want to exaggerate the whole family's cozy-warmth and graciousness here that I seemed to have had an instant dear family for 3N/4D i heavenly love.

24th April---
the highlight---the wedding, finally!
To look our best, we went to do our hair and nail polishings early in the morning. And yes, of course, we looked great and lovely. Yayyyy! here are the pictures so giving us justice *wink

And, by the way, I did meet my long-missed college friends, Raezel and Pam (aka tiyan---one of the BMs too).

What an enchanting beach wedding, I'd say. I wish I could have camcorded our barefoot dancing performance. It was a perfect rock'n roll by the beach!

*censoring the sentiments of 'back into love love love'. You know who you are when you get to read this,anyway:,) Ahaiiiz, they make a lovely couple, y'know!

25th April---
When and which is why the trip was the finest!
1. A bbq lunch at Matias' with the lovely capas---certainly the no.1 in the where-to-eat list that's not to be missed. Yummm!
2. the ever favorite Oishi Manju + green mango shake from thirsty. Ohh sweet Cebu!
3. The Back Up Plan movie daiskii and I watched for a good laugh. Fun fun!
4. the meeting up with joyceee + the burger steak in jollibee. Who-hoooo!

26th April---
The panic-buying of PASALUBONGS (most for myself though). I gotta have my favorite bingka from Mandaue (All thanks to Robert for doing a lot of favors for me), mangoes, lanzones, seringuelas, dice, tikoy, piyaya, masa real, ngo-hiong, danggit, and the hair chuchu's from watsons for moi. The KFC's gravy that's so out-of-the-world was a dream-come-true for pamyoks this day. Hahaha.

And damn quickly, the return flight!
Nausea and headache was like killing me when we reached the airport up until we boarded the plane. For the record, it was the first time in my whole life that I puked (to no dose of hardcore consumed). Yuckky! 

Pamyoks, diverted from extreme emo, turned out to give her sympathy for me and kept her dramas on hold. Thank you loads, hanggaw!

Today, I am back in the office safe and very well. And I thank you, God!

Friday, April 23, 2010

which is why i love hongkong

We get to connect. We get to post and we get to chat to kill time until we get to fly to sugbu.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

nina in chi garden at the lodge

I was alone in the house and bored like hell y'day. All I was thinking about the day was the word 'party' when out of my fb-ing popped a message from used-to-be-a-roommate, Mariel, inviting me to a Nina's concert. Tired of being the couch potato that I always am, I tagged myself along.

The evening was almost perfect. A night-out with acoustic love songs live was indeed a blast except that Nina's appearance anchored us till 12 midnight. Yes. We, sure, waited for 4 long hours before she came out. It was the first time in a LONG time I managed to stay out until 2:30 past midnight.

and the flashing snaps...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

update to the offer

According to my internal guidance system, it's a No Go.

After putting all the pros and cons of my current and offered job, I feel like I'm better off staying oooorr wait for a really good offer to step up and enough to get me out from a hella credit card trouble, at least.
And here's my email that said it all,

Hi and good morning [the offering boss],

First of all, I am so delighted by your job offer. Many thanks.

While I find the work, the way you and [the referring friend] explained, to be self-progressing and meeting my interest and exposure, I have uncertainly decided talking to [the current boss] on the matter up until the moment as I don’t know just the right decision to make considering, mainly, the following:

1. Commitment – [the current company] has always been very good to me, especially [the current boss]. I so value how they kept me after all visa headaches I gave them when I first joined here. For the same reason, I felt compelled to rather wait until the project is finished and/or signaled for a termination than tender a resignation.

2. Salary Offer = To be frank and honest, I see a little difference with the figure too. It would be a complete shift of the base and I note Abudhabi’s accommodation rate is of no equivalence, most possibly higher, compared to Dubai nowadays. To that end, I see [the amount] as my level of indifference.

The job, responsibilitywise, plus the opportunity of working with you guys are very appealing to me. However, after much thought of the above, I am sorry to feel like today’s maybe an inappropriate time to leave and have decided not to accept the offer at this time.

Your confidence in me is sincerely appreciated and it was a pleasure being recommended and having had a discussion with you. Anyways, I hope you will still keep my CV on file and will possibly consider me in the future should there be a need at a favorable time.

Again, many thanks for welcoming me and I am hoping only the best for you and the entire [the offering company].

Best Regards,


the reply,

Hi Neli,

Thanks for your long and frank email.

I fully understand your position.

Rest assured, I will keep your CV on file for future opportunities. Please let me know as soon as your circumstances change. I'm sure we can find an opening for you in the future.

Thanks and Best Regards,
[the offering boss]




Promising, we're gonna make our way to mariano's wedding.
Hasta la vista, Cebu!

*blueprinting fun times(limited for a day or two)...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

happy birthday, yam!

Obviously, i'm old 'cause here's a next generation so coming up. My beauteous neice, Yamyam, has turned 15.

Yamyam and the protectionist kuyas

hAPpY biRThdAY, YaM!

Hope you have a “yum” birthday, and by yum I mean bukayo and tira2-filled and a great one! Hahaha.

I wish you everything that’s wonderful! 
We ♥ you so much!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

i wanna go prank someone!

Today's April Fools' Day!
Go prank everyone or get pranked like me! whoaaaaaa

In the first place, I didn't know it so there's no way I could have skipped. Here's what happened in the office a little earlier today.
Our senior secretary, Roshan, asked me to come to his table and here went the conversation:

Roshan: Hmmn...[serious face] how long do you want to stay or do you want to stay longer here?

Me: Why? [confused]
Roshan: Because... [staring at his PC]
Me: Because why Roshan?
Roshan: Because one of you and Arlette has to go
Me: Really? Who said like?
Roshan: the boss
Me: Ohh...okay let me go. Arlette will stay.
Roshan: Okay, Arlette has to stay, anyway.
Me: Yeah.Actually, i have an offer from Menchie's company and I'm just thinking hard whether or not to accept
Roshan: [starts to laugh]...today's april fools' day, april fool!
Me: whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaa [jumping out]
Roshan: Now, something has came out huh!
Me: [jumping non-stop and kickboxing Roshan this time] whoaaaaaaa...that was in all honesty. God I hate you Roshan! I hate you...I hate youuuuuuuuu!

Now, y'see?!?
Hell, i wanna go out and prank someone!!!