Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday At Last

I'm glad weekend is around the corner. However, I feel terrified. Time is running so fast, soon March is here. I have this mixed emotion about resigning from my current job. I am happy working here, for I made friends with a lot of people. Two and half years here is not something that I can just throw away. I had been happy. Financially, I am doing okay, I was even able to buy a house (though it's  still on mortgage). I am not sure if I am ready to be "unemployed." But I do not want you to think of it negatively, I am resigning because I am having hard time balancing between my German language classes, paperwork in the government and embassy and work. Plus the fact that recently, I am almost not working. It is not procrastination (I miss this word for a while), because there really is no work for me left after that product was launched. I felt like I am already a redundancy here, hence the thought of resignation came to my mind. As much as possible I do not want to be unemployed, I love the feeling of always having money in my pocket, which I have personally earned. But then again, it's not just about the money I am earning, I want to think about my company as well. Nobody had talked to me about being a redundancy, really, for there are always work here for me, they say. There is still this QMS project, on which, I am the champion for our team. There are still admin works to accomplish. But I do not find satisfaction on those stuffs, I didn't apply for this position to do those stuffs. So I came up with a decision to resign and do not wait for the management to come down to me and force me to resign. I don't like that part, I still have the pride in me. I am not insensitive not to feel that I am no longer needed.

As an old saying goes, better opportunities are just right outside your comfort zone. I know somewhere across the globe, there is a job waiting for me. But first, I must take the first step and finish all these paper works!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

So Süß!

Ich weiß nicht, was Mama denken ist. Aber mein Hundes Schmuck ist so schön! Er ist ein Inder! :-D

Memoirs of Grandpa

These past few days, I had been remembering my grandpa. It all started when I saw online the real photo of Ketut Liyer. He resembles a lot of my grandpa, the lips, almost toothless and those white little hair around his mouth. Then this morning, while watching Showtime, I noticed the wooden scratcher lying on the side table. It feels like he's right here,like the old times, watching the television with me as he scratches his itchy back or legs.

Oh how I miss him that this scratcher makes me cry.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Why Words Would Not Come At The Right Time of the Day?

I admit, my last post was a big *BLEH*. It was non-sense, just a few words how I am satisfied with the new TV show. But something that is worth reading, like how I used to write long time ago, no, I haven't written anything of value yet these past few days. It is not because I do not have any good idea to write. I honestly have a lot! As in tons of them! The sad part is, they come swarming in my head like bees at the most unexpected time of the day (or night, whatever is applicable). Take this for example, I was on my way home to Batangas, enjoying the view of Mt. Makiling (though I have seen it for a million times), then came one nice idea that made me smile. Beautiful sentences and quotable quotes start to form in my head, I could even make a poem! But then, I do not have a paper ready (except for my bus ticket that is so small to contain all those words in my mind) and it could make me feel dizzy if I bow my head and quit watching the view (this is one of my long time sickness, motion sickness, I still blow when I am seated at the wrong side of the bus, that is along the aisle). Then I would tell myself, "stay there, beautiful words, I am going to write you down once I am home." However, once I am home and my paper and pen are ready (or my netbook, whichever is applicable), the words are not there, it is as if I left them seated at the bus. Other time, it occurs when I am doing my thing. Words start to play around, both in English and in German. Then my inner self would say, "hey! It's beautiful to be written down. Make it fast and blog it away!" But after doing my thing and back in front of my netbook, the words and ideas were flushed away. Poor little me is left with nothing good to blog.

I really want to write. If only I can make this as my profession and have my pen and paper on 24/7 duty, I would love to do that for a living.

Someday, I can write a book that I would be proud of. I wish that "someday" would be tomorrow.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Congratulations, Happy Yipee Yehey!

I watched the pilot episode of the newest noontime show in the Philippines entitled Happy Yipee Yehey. When I first heard the title of this show, my initial reaction was "WTF?!?" Thanks to the creative team, they proved me wrong.

It was fun and enlightening. They brought back memories of the noontime shows I used to grow up watching. Lots of songs, dance and some games. One show that is really meant to be watched while enjoying your lunch with your family (or even if alone). So I guess, it is right to greet them now a CONGRATULATIONS for they were able to meet my expectation for a TV program, and I hope in time, they would be able to exceed it.

♪♫ happy (happy, happy!)
yipee (yipee, yipee!)
yehey (yehey, yehey!)
happy, yipee, yehey! ♫♪

It Feels So Great To Be In Love

On my way home to Batangas this morning, I kept on smiling at myself. I feel so great, and I am not sure why. Maybe the thought that SOON I would be tying the knot with the one I truly love, could really do magic! I am so happy and the happiness comes from within me. Just the thought that soon, we would be able to beat this distance between and we could finally be together, makes me smile everyday.

It feels so great to be in love!


 ♥♥♥ Stay in love!!!♥♥♥

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Maraming Salamat Sa Iyo

Alam ko na ang gusto kong mangyari sa buhay ko. Kaya kahit paulit-ulit ka pang magparamdam, wala nang mababago sa mga desisyon ko. Kahit magkita pa tayo, hindi na ako apektado. Bagamat masakit ang nakaraan, itinuturing pa din kitang kaibigan. Maraming salamat sa nakaraan na tinatawanan ko na lang sa ngayon. Kung hindi dahil doon, baka hindi ko natatamasa ang saya na nararamdaman ko ngayon. Madami akong natutunan sa nakaraan, at ang lahat ng iyon ay sa tulong mo.


Maraming salamat, kaibigan.

I Think I'll Pass Out

Okay, I may be exaggerating things but here is the story.


I went out of the house early today since I cannot get good sleep because someone is doing some construction thingy at the next room. I decided then to have my lunch at Glorietta, without any particular restaurant in mind. After lunch, I thought of spending some time at Powerbooks, just so I won’t be too early at work. And wow!!! Powerbooks is on sale! Up to 80% off! Well of course, it is only on limited copies. I went there for one specific book: Barron’s Wörterbuch. This specific dictionary comes with a free online dictionary that I can install on PDA or computer. I get it because: (1) my current dictionary is unhelpful. It’s Webster’s German-English dictionary and I am lost using it  and (2) it comes with the free online dictionary and I am a freebie-freak! While already holding my new dictionary (it is so big and heavy but I love it!), I decided to wander around and check on what are the books there at the 80% off cart and wow! There are many travel and language books and ALMANACS! Some almanacs are even of year 2010! It felt heaven. I was searching for anything that mentions Europe or Germany or something. I found audio books of Basics in Italian language, Lonely Planet book of Central Asia. Then as I was browsing through the stocks, I saw this “Basics in Russian” book. I grabbed it right away without reading the inside. Imagine a language book for only Php 90.00! I said to myself that I got a great buy! Therefore, I checked out with my new Wörterbuch and my Russian language book. [FYI: My boyfriend’s second language is Russian, that is why I got interested with Russian as well, plus me, Ody and Kristel will be watching the World Cup on 2018 at Russia! Better start learning the basics of it now.] So I went out with a smile, I love it how books make my day! I wonder why people  are not fans of these travel and language books, I mean they are more fun!


Across Powerbooks (or better say that a few stalls away) is Abensons Store. It is one of the largest appliance store here in the Philippines. I had always wanted a point and shoot camera that is lightweight and not too expensive and comes with a state-of-the-art lenses. That being said, I mean I wanted a Panasonic Lumix camera. But I noticed that not all stores here are carrying Panasonic digicams. I had visited this store for like thousand times and kept on asking them for a Lumix brand of camera, but they always tell me that they don’t carry one. However, today is different. I went inside because I noticed that the camera station carries more model today, in the hope that I could find good cam that is comparable with the Lumix brand. Guess what I found? LUMIX CAMERAS! I almost passed out seeing it. Though they carry old models, it is still great to see them selling Panasonic now! I guess they listened to me, or they really wanted me to be their customer. Though it is one of the old F2P and F3P models of Lumix (well, it is not that old, maybe a year ago release), it is exactly what I wanted. Leica lenses, lightweight, cheap price (imagine a Leica camera for only Php5,000.00) and comes in PINK! I almost get my credit card out of my wallet and get it till I got interrupted by my thoughts. I need to save. And anything that I would purchase above Php2000.00 must be consulted first with my boyfriend. So I tried to find a way out since the lady was so kind at me to accommodate me fast. Luckily, Lumix F3P comes only in shades of Black and Silver. She went away without telling me if she’s going to check the stocks, and I was left wandering there and drooling over these Lumix cameras for around 5 minutes and then I went out and go to the office.


And now I am here in the office, still dreaming about that camera. I immediately searched for a comparison of the two models and send it to my boyfriend. I hope he would agree. I hope he would agree. I hope he would agree. I hope he would agree. I hope he would agree. I hope he would agree. I hope he’d agree. I hope he’d agree.  I hope he’d agree.  I hope he’d agree.  Once he agrees, I am going back there TOMORROW. Yes, TOMORROW.


While I am waiting for his reply, I’d go check first on my new books. First, the new Wörterbuch: I really love Barron’s! I am very satisfied with the two other books I have from him, the German Idioms and the 501 German Verbs, and now, this very helpful dictionary with European maps and summary of grammar lessons, plus my ticket for the free download!


Then, my Russian book: what’s this? OMG! It should have a cassette tape so I can understand how these letters and words are pronounced. The cassette tape is not here (hey! There are no more cassettes nowadays!)!!!!! I think, I’ll really pass out this time… >_<


I should have taken the Italian audio book instead…

Sunday, February 6, 2011


I got one week Deutscch-free! But when I mean Deutsch-free, it is only about school. I still got documents to read auf Deutsch, I have to write emails to my special someone auf Deutsch, and I also got a lot of Hausaufgaben. So literally, it is just a little break from German school.

But I am happy with my progress in German. I just hope I could pass the A2 exam with the same result I got from A1.

Viel Glueck!