Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My B-DaY WisHes

I'm still excited to accomplish this tag from Mommy Aids though I just had my birthday two weeks ago. Well, I really did not have the time to think of the things/gifts I want so this is my moment haha

The Rules

1. Make a list of what you want for your Birthday.
2. The list should be 10 numbers.
3. Include the image of this Award on your Post.
4. Give it to 10 Friends of yours.

My 10 birthday wishes are:

1. A domestic trip with hubby and friends to one of the nice tourist spots (with a plane ride!)
2. A good and bright career with my new employer
3. To be with my brother and the whole family this Christmas
4. A cute and nice house of our own
5. A lifetime relationship with my close friends
6. Be able to paint our room to put glow into it
7. A relaxing foot and body scrub with hubby
8. A summer get away with berks/close pals
9. A romantic dinner with hubby
10. Just like everybody else, good health and long life for all my love ones

I am passing this tag to Leley, Jules, Rome and Matt
PS : Hope we can have a longer list next time :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

a LittLe SaCriFiCe gOes a LoNg wAy ...

Four days ago, I received a call from my friend. She told me to start processing my requirements so I can start with my new job. I was so excited since its been a few months since I resigned. I really want to finish everything so I sacrificed my special day. Would you believe that I was having my pre employment physical exam exactly on my birthday? hahaha

I really felt so productive yesterday. I was walking here and there under the heat of the sun. When I reached to the last step - general check up, I was diagnosed to be hypertensive.
What? I can't believe that I have 150/110 BP! I told the doctor that I was walking under the sun and was tired that time. After a few minutes, she asked me to have my BP checked again. For the second time, the assistant started to pump the valve and was surprised that my BP even got higher. This time, it was 160/110. I can't believe it! All this time, I thought I have maintained my normal BP which used to be 120/90. So, the doctor had no choice but to give me some maintenance meds. Until now, I am having second thoughts if I should take them or not. At the age of 28, I don't wanna be like the old persons taking maintenance meds for hypertension. So, my plan is this. I will monitor my BP for another day just to check if it will remain at 150/110. If not, then I am off the hook :) But, if it is still the same then I think I have no choice but to take my meds. Poor me!

GOD is really good. HE always answer my prayers. My unemployed status came to an end. Anytime soon I will start my training at Western Union. This is a new environment for me but an additional experience. I just hope and pray that I can be good in whatever tasks to be given to me.

Monday, March 9, 2009

HoW i SpeNt mY bDaY

Today is a special day for me. 28 years ago, my Mom gave birth to me at our old house in Arayat.
I am very thankful that I have come this far despite of all the hardships that I have experienced in life. This day is far different from my previous birthdays because of two reasons. First, the prayer request that I have asked for was granted. I am very glad to let everyone know that I already found a new job. A job which I think will make me happier. Second, I was very productive the whole day. All I did is to process my pre-employment physical exam. I did not stop until all the requirements are finished. Good thing that at the end of the day, I got everything fixed. But it was really very tiring!

Yesterday was my cousin's birthday celebration and it was her Debut. Due to the crisis, we decided to just celebrate three birthdays in a day hahaha. I bought a cake and had our own picture taken with our age on it.

Here's my only pic :)

( oh, i forgot to hide my age LOL)

my brother who will turn 20 on the 16th

my cousin who just turned 18

and the bday celebrants

The celebration was very simple but what's important is that, it was memorable!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

GLoBaL CriSis aNd Me

When the economic global crisis started last year, I really did not feel the effect right away. I thought, others will just lose their jobs and the $ exchange rate will fluctuate every now and then. I did not care about how it will affect us as a whole. Not until now.

Due to this crisis, a lot of people lost their jobs since companies are not getting much profit or should I say, are not getting any profit at all. Either the company shuts down or performs mass lay off. In my case, I resigned. Whatever the reason is for being jobless, still the crisis strikes.

When I was still working, I had 5 major credit cards and I was very brave to use them all. I know I have the capability to pay so I just use it whenever I want. But now, I have closed my first card and have just talked to a phone representative to cancel the second card. I do not see a need to maintain all these right now. Also, the annual fee is getting higher and its not practical to pay 1500-2000php specially if you have not purchased that much for a year.

As for my other hobby - shopping, it really diminished. (thank God!) I used to visit SM every payday or whenever I feel buying some thing. Now, I just go there for our groceries which is twice a month. Also, I do not enter boutiques anymore. I just walk straight to the Supermarket to avoid seeing stuff specially during sale :P)

Every Christmas season, hubby and I go to Divisoria to buy gifts for all our god children. We spend almost 10Kphp just for gifts so that all the kids will get a gift. We also buy stuff for our family, friends and even just acquaintances who have been good to us. But last year, it's quite sad since I was not able to give all my "inaanaks" the gift they are supposed to receive. We did not even think of going to Divisoria. Though I really felt shy, I was still honest to tell my kumares the magic words "Pass muna ako this year." Thanks to them for being so understanding but I will try to compensate this year (I hope to get a job!)

I've been looking for a job for three months now. Due to crisis, it is really hard. The number of Job openings significantly dropped and many companies are having "freeze hiring".

Experts say that the Global Economic Crisis will last until 2010. It may be true or not. Others believe that Obama is the answer. Once the economy of US bounces back, the rest of the countries will follow. Actually, no one really knows when this will end or how it will end. I believe only GOD knows.

As for me, I have no choice but to adjust with all that's happening. I actually intend to pursue my new spending habits which I believe is a good thing. As experts say, we should only spend
within our limits and make sure to save a little. In addition, for me Global Crisis is not just a bad thing, it is also good in a sense that people learn how to spend money wisely and to have a simple life.

Despite of Global Economic Crisis, Filipinos are still optimistic about life. So, let us be strong and fight the crisis!