Saturday, July 28, 2007

9 Things About Me

3x3 is 9. so 9 things about me. hehehe

i've been tagged by thinz. in times like this that i hate the who viewed this post of multiply. hehehe. but it's okay coz i have nothing to post.

3 Things Most People DO NOT KNOW about You.

- my weight
- my waistline
- my landline number -> i don't give my home number coz i'm usually not at home. and my also not my office number coz i'm at the office to work

3 Things Most People THINK THEY KNOW about You.

- my lovelife -> it's like i always hear that i'm dating so and so. popular! hahaha
- my feelings at the moment -> it's like i've proven to myself that i can be an actress. hala! wearing a mask! hehehe
- ummm... they think they know me too well? i can't think of anything else to write. hehehe ;p

3 Things Most People ASK YOU about Yourself.

- may boyfriend ka na? (do you have a boyfriend already?)
- bakit wala ka pang boyfriend? (why don't you still have a boyfriend?) -> i'm not sure ha. but maybe if i know why, then maybe i have a boyfriend already
- when are you getting married? -> don't worry. when i get to have a boyfriend, we'll go straight to the church. hehehe

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Boss Poly

this is in honor of the first boss who believed in me. wait! it was sir jp. first boss in my present company na lang. hehehe. vp poly gonzales. i can still remember my job interview with him. since our work would be dealing with financials, he asked me this:

boss: what are the types of financial statement?
me: income statement and... the one with the debit-credit...
(after how many minutes of me insisting about the debit-credit)
boss: income statement and balance sheet
me: yes! that's it! the balance sheet.
(syet! asset-liabilities nga pala yun! hahaha. buti naintindihan niya ako. hehehe)

and when he learned that i'm an economics graduate:
boss: do you think it is important if we will import?
me: yes sir.. because chuva chuva
boss: but chuva chuva
me: no! we still need to import because.. chuva chuva
(okay, i forgot our conversation. but i remember that i argued with him, even if i have to impress him. i still argued with him)

and even if i argued with him. and my answers were really stupid. he liked me! he believed in me! i was not supposed to work there anymore but he called for me and told me his plans for me. and he said the magic word. travel! hahaha. so, i started the next day, his birthday (july 23). if not for gloria's austerity measures, i would have travelled in my first months. was only able to travel after a year (in bohol). and it was with him. and after that, almost every month, i get to travel. mostly with him. but he always remember our first travel. especially my singing prowess. he is my number one fan when it comes to singing. hahaha. he even has this rule: i would not sing when i'm on travel or else i could never travel again. and of course i argued again.

me: but boss, you won't be with me in this travel. you won't hear me sing. then i can sing.
boss: i won't hear you. but you're representing crmd (our department)

okay! he won! that's why i got to sing only in bohol. hahaha. and when i was telling his wife about our plans of a little tribute for him the next day, she asked if i'm going to sing. i said no.. he might rise from his coffin. hehehe.

he did not only believe in my talents (talagang feel ko pagiging singer ha. hehehe), he also believed in my capabilities. he would sometimes call me to take down the minutes of the meeting even if it does not involve me because he knows that i can listen and still take down notes, or is it because my crush was there that's why he called me. hahaha. that's him! sometimes, you don't know if he's serious. coz when you start to believe him, you'll then realize that there's a punchline in the end.

a very smart boss. even if you can see that he doesn't feel good anymore and really sickly, he still has a great mind. he still can think of a solution to the company's problems. yup, he cares that much for our company.

the day he passed away (july 6, 2007), my ym status message was i will miss you boss. someone teased me of being a hypocrite and thought my boss was just transferring to another country. but the truth is, i will really miss him. and i believe it's not only me who will miss him. but everyone in our department. he really had been a father to us young ones and a friend to the older ones. until now, we would talk to him. and just recently, when my top is new, my officemates telling me that if boss poly was still alive, he would probably be teasing me. i'm sure he would.

i thought my first friendster blog (i'm cross-posting this to my blog), would be a goodbye blog/note to my officemates if i'm going to transfer companies. but it's a goodbye for boss poly pala. inunahan ako ni boss. hehehe.

i know my description is not enough. well, he's the man who always want reports to be simple and concise. and i know i have not known him that much especially only with three years. but still, i am thankful to God. coz he really had been a blessing. the kind of boss that i really prayed for.

thank you so much boss poly for being not only a great boss but also for being a father to me. and belated happy birthday! i miss you boss.

kuya jo, prettytin, boss poly, psy, atty. kristine

for the pictures of his wake and funeral, you can see it here.
and watch our little tribute, here.

Online Store

i think as everyone else, i would like to have a business of my own. but there are several problems, the capital and also what kind of business. well, there are some business that needs small capital, but the main problem is the kind of business to enter into. also, the location. now, that is also a big problem especially with the high rentals. yes, there are a lot of rising buildings but still the rental. money is not that easy now. good thing we are living in a computer age, and somehow the problem of location and other stuff is minimized. where almost everything you would need is virtual, like your address (just the website address), even the customer's shopping cart. so i think it's a nice option for me to have my store online. but i still need tutorials for this, even if my thesis is on virtual shopping. hehehe. well, there is an ecommerce software that can help me. and i think with everything going online and every house having computers, and computer classes are being taught in pre-school, i think even an elementary student can now have his own online store. hmmm... next thing we know, the richest person in the world is a 12-year old student.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Photography Still at Its Finest

due to public demand, i'm posting a part two of my favorite photographers. and this time, i did not ask permission from them anymore. sorry guys. i also hope i'm not forgetting anybody. and unlike also my first blog, i didn't take time to think of the blogs. i'm just posting whoever comes into mind..

Kuya Marvin - asvance happy birthday! this is my birthday gift to you. hehehe. kuya marvin's blog is mostly about his son, and the pictures are his son and of course ate jopay, his wife. but recently, he went to boracay for as outing of their office. and i really liked his pictures. that is why i'm including him here

Abaniko - some asked me why he was not included in my list before. dami mong fans pala! hehehe. he just started taking photography a little seriously last year. but it's not obvious that he's just starting.

Konrad - Sir KO is the only professional here, i think. he really knows how to take photos. and he's really generous in giving tips to improve your photography skills. just reading the comments in his site would teach you a lot of stuff. puro photographers kse nag-uusap. hehehe. and i love this photo coz when i saw this, i felt dizzy. hehehe

Enoc - he's amateur daw. but he's going good also. and his photoblog has a daily reflection that until now i'm still trying to know if it's connected with the picture or not.

Kyels - was supposed to be included in my first list. but was not there. sorry.. still a student. and i think would like to be a professional photographer in the future

Rey - an artistic architect cum comics artist and now turning photographer. multi-talented and really artistic. i think he's turning his blog into a photoblog now.

Perth - he's really into photography. he took a course and now he's applying what he learned especially with the magic of photshop. hehehe

Ralph - of course he's included! sayang ang sosyal na camera if he'll not be included. and syempre the picture should be our picture. hahaha

My New Pal

my hobby for life is forever dieting! hahahaha. and when i go dieting the usual thing that i alsways hear from other people is that i should check the calorie content of the food. and as i was browsing the net, i found the website of myfitnesspal. just from the name, you know that you have a pal or a companion in your dieting. when i was serious before in slimming down, i have a pal of my own. and it's really halpful if you have a diet buddy. coz your buddy will really help you in achieving your goal. i think that was the only time i slimmed down. and now here's myfitnesspal.. a new buddy. it would help me on what i eat, since it has a calorie counter. i don't have to check every back of the package to see the calorie count. before eating, just deciding on what i'll eat, i'll already know how many calories i will get from the food. and not only that, you just say your desired weight and timeframe, and it will tell you how many pounds you have to lose in a day. what you should eat, and of course exercise! dieting without exercise is nonsense. and the greatest thing about my new pal? it's free!!!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


once again, i've been tagged by carey. i don't know. it's like she loves me so much that whenver she has to tag someone, she thinks of me. and since i also love carey.. i'm doing it. hehehe. but since i've done this already in the past and i it's a long list, i also copied some from my former posts. and some are not weird at all. it's just what makes me Pretty Tin

1. when i try to add something, even large amounts, i try to compute it manually first. then i check it by using the calculator. why? just to see if i still know my addition. hehe

2. all the cellphone numbers that are listed in my phonebook is also saved in an excel in my computer and usb.

3. i usually celebrate my birthday after my birthday. and i only invite those who greeted me. that's why the celebration is delayed. hahaha

4. i do not eat vegetables. unless it's salad, and tortang talong or monggo

5. i would rather walk than ride the jeepney. i just don't like riding the jeepneys. coz it's like i feel like i smell more polluted when i ride the jeepney rather than when walking. and you just don't know how sweaty your seatmate would be in the jeep.

6. my shoes don't last that long. i don't know. but the lifespan of my shoes now are only a month. but this only happened to me since last year i think.

7. i sleep with the lights on when i'm alone in the room. and would not be the one to close it when i have companions in the room. basta dapat nakapikit na ako pag nagclose ng lights.

8. before i take a bath, i would look at myself in the mirror then try out different smiles and facial expressions

9. i really hate cockroaches. even just the site of it in pictures. or even if it's dead. i don't wanna go near it. it still has some virus kaya

10. i always trip. when i walk i always trip down. basta ewan ko ba. matatapilok ako at matatapilok

11. i have to drink milk every morning. or whenever within the day. it's like something's amiss when i don't drink milk

12. i can sleep easily. even if there are noises around me, i can sleep well.

13. i hate going to sales. when i know that if a certain mall is on sale, i would not go there. i hate crowded places. i really hate it

14. i cry easily when i get lost. especially if it's a crowded place

15. after i see ace nowadays, i cry. and i don't know why.

yehey! it's tagging time. now, i'm going to tag some people. i hope you'll do this. i choose you because i really wanna know you more and i'm sure you have lots to write. hehehe. so the lucky ones are: idda, tish t., emcee, babsy and lucille.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

The Helper

the other month, we were asked to answer several questions, for us to indicate which is the closest quality of us. honestly, it was hard coz somehow the qualities are somewhat the same. then after answering it, the result was given. it was an enneagram kind of test and i was said to be described as The Helper. and the description of The Helper is really right for me. well, some are not, but mostly are soooo true. here's the description and i'll not say what's really me and what's not. i give you the permission to judge me on what's really my personality. hehehe.

The Helper - the caring, interpersonal type: generous, demonstrative, people-pleasing and possessive

Basic fear: of being unwanted, unworthy of being loved
Basic desire: to feel loved

Profile Summary:
Healthy: empathetic, compasionate, feeling for others. Caring and concerned about their needs. Thoughtful, warm-hearted, forgiving and sincere. Encouraging and appreciative, able to see the good in others. Service is important, but takes care of self too: they are nurturing, generous, and giving - a truly loving person. At their Best: Become deeply unselfish, humble, and altruistic: giving unconditional love to self and others. Feel it is a privilege to be in the loves of others.

Average: Want to be closer to others, so start "people pleasing", becoming overly friendly, emotionally demonstrative, and full of "good intentions" about everything. Give seductive attention: approval, "strokes," flattery. Love their supreme value, and they talk about it constantly. Become overly intimate and intrusive: they need to be needed, so they hover, meddle, and control in the name of love. Want others to depend on them. give, but expect a return: send double messages. Enveloping and possessive: the codependent, self-sacrificial person who cannot do enough for others—wearing themselves out for everyone, creating needs for themselves to fulfill. Increasingly self-important and self-satisfied, feel they are indispensable, although they overrate their efforts in others' behalf. Hypochondria, becoming a "martyr" for others. Overbearing, patronizing, presumptuous.

Unhealthy: Can be manipulative and self-serving, instilling guilt by telling others how much they owe them and make them suffer. Abuse food and medication to "stuff feelings" and get sympathy. Undermine people, making belittling, disparaging remarks. Extremely self-deceptive about their motives and how aggressive and/or selfish their behavior is. Domineering and coercive: feel entitled to get anything they want from others: the repayment of old debts, money, sexual favors. Able to excuse and rationalize what they do since they feel abused and victimized by others and are bitterly resentful and angry. Somatization of their aggressions result in chronic health problems as they vindicate themselves by "falling apart" and burdening others. Generally corresponds to the Histrionic Personality Disorder and Factitious Disorder.

Key Motivations: Want to be loved, to express their feelings for others, to be needed and appreciated, to get others to respond to them, to vindicate their claims about themselves.

wellm there you go. sorry if it's a long-read. but if you want to know me more, you have to read this. coz 90% of it is true. i just won't say what. if you know me, you'll know what are the traits that are in me. hehehe. here's the task na lang.. write the line that describes me most. hahaha. nagbigay pa ng task. hehe.

Going Digital

this digiscrap was made by ate mai a long time ago. hahahaha. thanks ate mai! this is part of her ripples of kindness project. i signed up for it. but i don't know if i did a kindness to another person.

the digiscrap is really nice right? i love this digiscrap coz she really described me. and not only that, it's obvious that she really thought hard on what pictures to put to really show who i am. if this is not a digital photo, i'll place it in a photo frame and display it in my room. but since it's a digital photo, i will just have a digital picture frame. and for a conceited person like me (hahaha), i can have more. not only the digital photo frame coz i can have more photos stored. so it's like i'll have a collage or a screensaver. i can display it in my room or in the office. talk about conceitedness! hahaha. yes, i admit. i'm conceited. but at least when i have a guest, s/he can see more faces of me. well, i only have one face eversince, but sometimes i have different moods. but i know the only thing that will be the same is that i have no eyes in my pictures. hehehe.