Good thing with rich countries is that, they have bigger and better services at their airports. Like example in JFK, they have JFK Airport Shuttle which transports clients from JFK airport to and from any suburbs in New York. They also shuttles to and from LaGuardia, and New Ark airports. They are open 24/7 with online reservations also available 24 hours 7 days a week and agents thru phone reservation are available from 6:30 in the morning until 10:30 in the evening. Customer Service are available in each terminal and they are reliable and always on Time. These are good features for a business to work. Who would want to continue patronizing something that is not worth following, right? Why would I avail something not worth my time, money and effort? Well, definitely not me. I value good service. Everybody does and who wouldn’t, right? Good service means more clients. More clients means more income. More income means good employee benefits. Good employee benefits means happy employees and happy employees means good quality work. It is just a cycle and like karma. I just hope employees realizes this specially here in our country. Unfortunately, there are people here who does not value work and clients.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I miss my Physical Education (P.E.) when I was still in High School and college. I miss playing all the fun stuff like track and field, high jump, basketball, volleyball, and base ball. I say that I was fit during my school days because of this subject. It’s like my weekly exercise. What I do not miss about baseball though is having to share batting gloves with other players or students. It was like sharing sweat with other people you do not really know at all. Plus the fact that gloves smells bad. And it would not be nice if we brought disinfectant and use it before wearing the gloves that will be too rude for the other person to do. I guess, having your own gloves would much be safer but then again, why would I want to have my own when I am just going to use it for just a quarter or semester.
Though baseball is one of my favourite sports, it is not my most favorite one. In order of favourite sports: volleyball, basketball, high jump, then baseball. I like badminton but it was not part of our PE, not in our sections case. We had table tennis instead.
So far, I haven’t had any sport for about 6 years I guess. I better start having one again to keep me fit, strong and sexy. *grins*
Saturday, September 27, 2008
After 18 days, I was spanked again by G. He gave me nothing then after a few days, he returned it back again. Coming from a nice gimik, I had to face a bad news from a friend. Nervously waiting for the deliberation and there you have it! He punished me again. Well, better this than nothing :) And hopefully he will give it back to me again or even better. I think I really need to have a search engine marketing for this site and my other sites.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Got a new interesting article from Kuya Kevin again. This time, it's about Forgiveness and Trust.
Yes, I think that if you forgave someone it doesn't automatically means that you trust him/her again. But if you give yourself in trusting again, I think, without a doubt or even if not saying it, you have forgiven that person.
I really have a problem in forgiving since I can never forget. How can I possible forgive someone's wrong doing if I can't even forget what she/he did. The person will always remind me of what happened and will make me hate her/him again. But I know I have moved on. I still don't like the person but I know I can now be civil if at one point I see that person again.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I went out yesterday for some bank errands. When I went out of the car from the parking lot, I had a hunch that I know the owner of the car on my left. I dismiss the fact since I might have been wrong. When I went inside the bank, lo and behold, I was right! Sa kanya nga yun! God forbid me but I hate her! I hate her so much that I wanted to put marks on her car! It was not the first time I felt that way. Takot pa din ako sa nasa taas so I didn't, masamang karma yan! Funny thing is that, I really recognize that car even if I don't really know its plate number by heart! Malakas ang aura ng kotse! It's a violet old model Honda Civic.
When I got home, I saw a white Ford Focus in front of our neighbor's house which is in front of our drive way by the way. It is not really a big deal for me if there are guests who parks in front of our driveway but PLEASE! make sure you park properly not that you take most of the street! Kulang na lang sa gitnang gitna na mag park! BALAGBAG ever! Worst is, the owner of the house are the same people who are so over dramatic when it comes to their property. Grabe mang gera o ngumawa pag naharangan ang driveway nila! Buti sana if they practice what they preach! Nakaka high blood kayo, letse! And this is not the first incident, mind you!
You know you are an idiot driver when...
... you park almost in the middle of the (village) street. Hello! nabili mo ba kaslada namin?
... and in connection with the first one, parked in front of a driveway. Kamusta naman yun!?
... you park on a corner where in only half of your car is parked properly. How can I describe this one. I came from the south direction (main street) and about to turn left going to our place when I notice that half of the body of the car parked on the main street is covering 1/4 of the street where I am going to turn left. Ang bobo promise!
You know you are Part 1
You know you are part 2
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I have never been to Ney York and I wish I could visit the place in the future. For now, I do not think I am ready to see the place, it brings back negative feelings. Not towards the place but what happened there. Since the little princess is still young, we would probably use a New York Bus Charter to go around places just like what we did before in Chicago together with my mom and older sister. Since we arrived late, right about after lunch, we just toured around the city and did not go down from one place to another. It would have been nice experience for the little princess if we were able to go and see the aquarium but my sister would not want to join us in since, according to her, she has seen it so many times. After the tour, my aunt picked us up from where she dropped us off. We went to Millennium Park, took some photos and walked towards Sears Towers. My sister told us it was just a short walk from Millennium Park to Sears Tower. She was wrong and my aunt was jokingly mad at her. The worst part was, the little princess would not want to ride her stroller on our way back from the tower.
Over all, the experience was great. Good to have a time to visit Chicago where my aunt is living for almost 3 decades.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
O goodness! Entry Dated November 15, 2007:
I weigh 150lbs when I was on my third trimester, gained about 20 lbs. When I gave birth, I lost 15lbs. When I arrived from the states, I weigh 145lbs, almost like pregnant again! Darn!
Two weeks ago, I started going on a diet and at the same time, doing some weight lifting and attending yogilates/belly dancing/kick boxing classes. As I checked my weight this morning after the belly dancing class, I am now 140lbs, 5lbs lighter! Yeah baby! And if my calculation is right, if I continue losing 5lbs every two weeks then by my birthday, I’ll be back to my 120lbs frame! EXCITING! yun e kung d ako lumapa sa pasko!
And I still weigh 145lbs! Darn! Must really force myself to go back to the gym.
I got a bad case of a tooth ache last year when we were still in the US. So bad that I had to take Tylenol just to relieve pain! I forgot to visit my dentist in Espana before I left for the States 2 years ago. I waited so long before I was even able to have my teeth checked. We have a health insurance care of hubby’s company but a dentist is not included in the many benefits included. Or I was just really scared going to a different dentist. Even here in the Philippines, we will go out of our way just to have our teeth checked by our dentist who is about an hour away from where we are now. She has been my dentist since I was 4 years old. She has been my dentist for about 26 years now, a quarter of a century! And I want her to be the little princesses’ dentist too.
Good thing when we were in Los Angeles for a week’s worth of vacation, my teeth cooperated and would not have the need to look for a Los Angeles Dentist. It would be a bummer if I had to find a dentist during our vacation.
I grew up more fascinated with cars than working in the kitchen. I blame my dad for this but do not get me wrong, it is not a negative thing. I think. My dad is so over protective of me that he would not allow me to touch a knife or go near a fire. I can actually do all the chores at home except for cooking. I am not a good cook and I actually have a fear of cooking. I have this fear of failing. But I have a different drive when it comes to baking or cooking pasta dishes. And recently, I just came to a conclusion that I can’t really cook anything chicken. I can’t even cook the simplest dishes like tinola and adobo what more the complicated ones. *grins*
Regarding driving, my mom told me that I started having an interest with driving when I was about 2 year old. I started sitting at my dad’s lap until I was about 10 years old. When I was 11, my dad taught me how to drive a manual transmission car. We started going back and forth in my grandmother’s garage, just for me to learn how and when to release the clutch. Eventually I got to drive in the highway but only stayed in the soldier’s lane and up to certain speed. Eventually improved from the time I got my student’s permit to my non-professional driver’s license.
I started blogging in 2004 and this is my first blog. Yes, I know. Archives shows that I started in 2007. This was reformatted in late 2007. The original contents are somewhere safe. Somewhere I can go back to and read all the kabaliwan and kagagahan stuff I deed in 3 years. I will try to post some more items from the old one, magbabalik tanaw lang tayo. Sana mapanindigan ko ito :D
And no, I am not posting my blogonovela :P
Friday, September 19, 2008
What Your Handbag Says About You
You tend to be relaxed throughout the day. You are naturally at peace.
You are a high maintenance person. You feel lost outside of your normal environment.
You are practical and down to earth. You tend to be a rather reserved and quiet person.
I took the test and I hate the result. I am not a high maintenance girl! *pft!* I am even one of the guys. How about you?
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
This is not the first time i rant about this. I've rant about another branch and this one is new. I was just curious, why do banks make 4 teller stations when most of the time, not all stations are available. Are these all for show? Don't get me wrong, I love BPI's online services but there branch services really sucks big time! Actually, if not all, most of the bank branches sucks big time! I was also at BDO awhile ago and guess what, there are 8 teller stations and only 2 are open or occupied! WTF! Why waste space for crying out loud! O yeah, it was not lunch break. And if was, then there should be at least half personnel there. There was even more guards than teller in that branch. Sus!
Hay Pilipinas, ang daming rason bakit ang hirap mong mahalin!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Please tell me that I am not the only one to bare it all in a hotel lobby. Have you had to repack your luggage in order to meet the weight guidelines? And if you absolutely had to remove something, what would you most likely remove?
Way back in 200, me and my traveled to Europe. I stayed there for two weeks while my mom stayed for about 3 weeks. My mom was of course worried for me specially my overweight luggage. We got to Europe just in time for big time sale which I took for granted. The catch was, my check-in luggage was labeled with red sticker: HEAVY and my carry on was also overweight that I have to remove some stuff. Guess what I left, I gave my mom my unlaundered clothes :D
Sunday, September 14, 2008
What is something that you never thought you’d do, but you did?
Join the current trend in blogging ;) Then into pro blogging. Not yet really expert on this one, just trying to see where it will lead me. Hopefully I ' be successful on this one.
Just had the most delicious breakfast - bran flakes, banana and ice cold milk! Yum :o)
What are you having for your brekkie?
We usually have rice, eggs, hotdogs/sausages, fish. I am actually looking forward today's breakfast. I am kinda hungry and I want to eat.
Hubby often kids me to treat him to dinner. I would always say yes and tell him I got an HSBC Credit Card which is actually an extension of his card. It is kind of funny seeing him react to this and the last time I retorted a remark like this, he kiddingly threatened to cut my supplementary card. It is really not a big deal for me if he cuts my credit card. I have my own and I only use the HSBC card for grocery, buying meds or buying stuff for Ve the little princess ra.
All in all, I have three credit cards, 2 of which are an extension of hubby’s and my mom’s credit card. The major purpose why I have an extension card of my mom’s credit card is when I run errands for her or when she goes shopping, it is way much convenient for both of us if I am the one who is going to sign. Plus when I need to buy something online specially if it’s in different currency, I use this one.
I use my own credit card either shopping for the little princess, the family or just plain shopping for myself. I do not want to depend on hubby’s money nor my mom’s. And if ever I use their cards, I pay it at once. Period.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I have been receiving Medical Alerts from friends and families specially regarding heart attacks and diabetes. It got me interested since these are the two sickness the little princess has the great possibility of getting from us. Hubby’s family has hypertension and ours has diabetes. I was even diagnosed to be on a pre-diabetic stage 4 months before I got pregnant with the little princess. I was even told by my endocrinologist that I have a great chance of having gestational diabetes when I get pregnant. That was the reason why I was so careful and watch what I eat when I was pregnant. I was to afraid to get gestational diabetes. Thank goodness I did not get it. I was even the one who insisted to be checked for blood sugar level every trimester which according to another OB was an obsessive compulsive thing to do. According to second OB, If the OGCT result was normal, I do not need to take OGTT test anymore. Well, I insist. I do not want to be surprised. I love surprises but this one I intend not to have. I even had OGTT again after I gave birth, just to make sure my sugar level was normal. Up to this date, my sugar seems to be normal and hopefully stays that way.
Do you blog? What motivates you to blog? How long have you been blogging?
YEs, I do blog and I have been blogging since 2004. Well, I actually tried starting in 2003 when I was still preparing for our wedding but never really got to write on my online journal. I got motivated blogging then by numerous client encounters. Now, what motivates me is how much I earn from it.
I’m filling in for Lisa, until she remembers her password. But here’s a question that I should have asked earlier:
What’s the most foolish thing you ever bought?
Let me think. I have never bought anything kinky besides a sexy lingerie. A, perhaps, the most foolish things I ever bought was a guys brief. I used it when I was in my second - third trimester. :D
Who is your favorite cartoon character?
I liked Snoopy when I was in grade school maybe because it was a code for my crush who likes or loves snoopy. That's even my code name for him. When I got in to High School, I think my favorite cartoon character then was Garfield. In college and for about some years when I was already working, my favorite character was Tweety. Now, I am back to Garfield. I think he's my long lost brother. *LOL*
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
So, Ok, what's wrong with the Philippine banking system. Why is it so difficult for them to show charges in our SOA? Why are there hidden charges? Why is it necessary or even unnecessary to put in our SOAs? I just learned that MBTC also has hidden charges when it comes to Payapl transfers but not as much as with BPI. Ano ba? gano ba kahirap ilagay ang charge na yan sa SOAs namin? Mauubusan ba kayo ng oras when you put it there?!
Pilipinas, pano ka ba mahalin?!
I was caught, yari! From something to nothing. buhuhuhu. Well, it's all right, at least it was put into good use. I was expecting this since last month. I was just waiting for it to happen and it did, sana d ganun kalakas ang impact.
I'll just buy me a health insurance. buhu
Monday, September 8, 2008
Do you religiously check the national news? I often forgot to do it just like today. Okay, got me there. I even stopped composing this post just to check online my favorite local newspaper. It is really important to be aware what is happening around you. Most of the time, I only remember checking the news online just to be aware about the weather.
When I was still a kid, I always run after the Fun Page every Sunday. I try to finish and solve the puzzles and I won’t stop until I solve them. On some other days, I check the comic strip: Garfield and Pugad Baboy :D
Now, I check the headlines, the breaking news, the galleries, the weather, entertainment news and of course who would ever forget to check the current Peso - Dollar rate. *teehee*
How about you, what do you usually check in the newspaper?
It is not really a bad thing to dream of having lots of money and be able to afford all the luxuries in life. If we have infinite amount of money, I will definitely have a change of wardrobe including of course my favorite topic: shoes! I would like to have nice and top of the line gadgets. Hubby would like to sell and buy us new cars and a new house near his office. If that happens then I am going back to work! *teehee* That is kind of weird, I have infinite money then I am going back to work?
Anyway, if you plan to get a new car, you might want to check Nissan Dealer MA for a car you could probably want and own.
Having a Nissan as my first car, I was wondering why it never caught up with the other car manufacturers. Most people now either own a Toyota or a Honda. Seldom do I see a Mitsubishi or Isuzu or Ford specially Nissan. The only Nissan model I often see in the road is the Nissan X-trail. The SUV counterpart of RAV4, CRV and the likes. If only cars appreciate or maintains its value, I would have definitely retain my Nissan Sentra then.
Would it be great if you have an entertainment room with all the necessary equipments to say that it is really an entertainment room and not just a room where there is a television and or radio and DVD players? My dream house actually consists of big Kitchen, a big master’s bedroom where my little princess or our kids can also stay, a study room or a library where it can fit 4 work tables, one for each of us and an extra one in case I am going to have another baby :D . And of course, an entertainment room where we can watch our favorite movies. It would be nice if we can install a 5.25 in-ceiling speakers so it would feel like we are watching in the cinema with popcorn and soda. From this plan, I think we better get a big lot or at least make the basement as the entertainment area so as not to disturb the neighboring houses. ;)
It is spring time already down under and summer is just ahead in a few months time. More and more people will probably troop down the beach to catch some tans. If you are one of those people waiting for summer, do not forget your caribbean gold tanning lotion. Do not also forget to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun specially between 10AM to 4PM where they say the ray of the sun is much more dangerous for the skin. There are tanning lotion which also contains sunscreen protection. This way, you enjoy the result of getting a tan plus giving extra care to your skin by protecting it against the harmful UV rays. This is what usually causes skin cancer among those who do not care less to put on protection for their skin. I even think that we must use sunscreen not only when going to the beach but also whenever we go out and bask in the sun for a long time. Better be safe than sorry.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I have been a SAHMmy again for a month now and I am still sort of having time management issues. Well, I may not have an 8-5 job in a posh office but work load seems the same.
These are the things I do, need to do and want to do in a day.
: hit the gym around 7 or 8 AM (really must, so I wouldn't need those diet pills)
: play time with the little princess if not at the gym
: research or work on assignment(s)
: research and work on shoe blog
: lunch break, play time with the little princess
: research or work on assignment(s)
: research and work on shoe blog
: dinner break, play time with the little princess
: sleep at least 6 hours is a day, 8 is better. :D
Not complicated right? Well, (dr) House is :D
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I leave for vacation on Sunday, that’s four days away. I plan on packing on Saturday night, and if my flight wasn’t leaving so early in the morning, I’d actually wait until Sunday to pack. My mom, who is coming with us, told me that she was was going to start packing now.
How soon before leaving on vacation do you pack?
It depends on how long the vacation is. If it's just a short vacation about 2 - 4 days, then I'd pack the night before my flight. If it's longer than a week, then I'd probably start packing 2 - 3 days before the actual flight.