Thousands lose jobs. The world's financial crisis continues to make it's way and our company is never an exemption. Just yesterday, we heard from the buzz around here that 5% - 10% of every account will lose their jobs, especially the contractual employees and those employed through agencies. And there will be no overtime policies starting Feb. 1 (well, I have no problem with that coz I don't want to render OT and I rather stay home and rest). My friend's hubby is working in electronic company based in Laguna and she said they only have 4 working days since last year. Hubby's company also felt the global crisis and he told me that one whole project was abruptly terminates its contract losing almost 50 employess (including regular ones) and they only heard the news that it's their last day when the employees reported from work that day. Hubby said he can't go near to console them for they are all crying and saying goodbyes to everyone.
Some are offering early retirement and retrenchment or redundancy to their employees and some may take it as an advantage if they really don't want to stay in their posts. But looking for another job is another question.
It's never been easy living nowadays. I hope this year of the Ox will rise up as the month progresses.
Sunday! Hubby wants us to watch Underworld 3 in MOA. But i need to do some errands today like ironing (gosh, i'm so dead worst in that part) and I want to go to Baclaran to buy new curtains for our room.
Yesterday, my sister decided to add some spice in our weekend routine. We played BINGO! We thought that no one will join except for the kids but eventually everybody joined including my parents in law (imagine that! lol!) we played for almost 3 hours and i can see that the oldies were really having a great time playing. But guess what - I'm the lucky winner! =)
Hubby got his leave pay and treated us to dinner at Luk Foo restaurant near our place. That's why I'm telling hubby not to take a leave of absence from work for he will be rewarded every January of the following year (he-he) The foods were really great though their prices are quite high. Here's the quick shot of the place and foods =)
1.Each blogger must post these rules. 2. Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves. 3.Bloggers that are tagged need to write ten facts about themselves. You need to choose ten people to tag and list their names.
Here's my 10 random facts about myself.
1. I dream big. Always. 2. I'm a happy person, you seldom see me frown. 3. I love reading books and collecting them too. 4. During high school days, i wrote down some scripts and story about us in a scratch papers. ( and my class mates love to read it) 5. We thought writing can be my profession. 6. I want to take HRM in college but ended up taking Management instead. 7. I wish of a Tagaytay wedding before. 8. I love to cook anything and everything edible =) 9. Thinking of baking can be fun. I should try to concentrate on it. 10. Fond in collecting VCD movies .
I'm having a writer's blues the past few days. I kept opening and viewing my blog and closing it again without posting my thought. My new job was really keeping me busy at work and eating a lot of my time even checking my personal emails.
Actually, i have so many things in mind right now. But i don't think i can ever write it all down here. It's 2009 and i want to make a difference and i don't know how to start it just right. I have so many plans ahead but any unavoidable or intentional circumstances may hinder it all. And i will felt that "silent" sadness again.
But then again, I'm thinking positive. And i pray that this year will be our year. The best one.
Few more episodes on season 6 of One Tree Hill TV series and I will be watching yet another US series, the Gossip Girl. That's what keeping me busy at home. And because I spent a lot of my idle time in our room, either reading or watching, and so the constant rearranging of our things if i think of a better idea to create spacious room.
I really like these two TV series. It made me relax, I can relate some things on dealing at school and friends before. When I don't want to read, i watch. And if ever I'm tired on them, I cooked. And you know what's hubby's doing during weekend? He is also watching other US series, Lost and Smallville (lol!)
It's not the usual mall yesterday for me and hubby, because we decided to stroll in Quiapo! The traffic was quite irritating but good thing we found a comfortable taxi cab in the way there. My sister, ate Lhen was with us and she's going there again after so many years, and quite excited in the idea of moving around in one of the crowded place in Manila.
We went to Quiapo church. Outside, hubby saw a cooked yellow corn vendor and I bought for both of them as we stroll around. I stopped by for some fancy earring being sold in the street. I warned my sister to be careful with her cell phone and try not to text or call, coz' we never know, the place in notorious. We went to their market place and there I bought lots of fresh veggies and fruits in very cheap prices! We also showed to her the famous store of Excellente ham and gosh, their prices too went up!
My sister was happy and she said we should go there more often. Finally, my feet was already numb from walking so we end our little "mall" tour and went to our favorite Chinese restaurant in Sta. Cruz. We ordered special lomi, letchonkawali and special fried rice and were full enough to go for more sight seeing so we hail a cab and went home.
It was a tiring day but that's one happy bonding time for us.
Whoa! It feels so good knowing there's no work tomorrow and I can extend long hours watching and reading without worrying that I need to wake up early for work. It's been a tiring week for me and i really needed this weekend to rest from office pressures.
Hubby and I made some plans for tomorrow and I'm thinking to try and cook new main dish recipes I found in the net. But first, I need to check if all the ingredients can be found in the public market or else, I have to look for it in the supermarket.
This afternoon, I saw the Fed-Ex courier who looked for my office mate to received a special shipment. And you know what? the package was actually from Milet. Thank you letski! I really love it and I write some stuff on it already and hubby said it's cute. Love you, girl! -)
Well, my new year in the office really starts with a bang. Meaning, tons and loads of work and they seems pouring right in front of me every time I think of stretching or take a break. Hmmm....the price we have to pay for having a long holiday last December. But that doesn't mean I have no time to relax at home. I'm spending my extra time watching One Tree Hill series or busy indulging myself on reading books I bought on sale at National Bookstore. But I only did that when hubby's still at work or he's also busy finishing work at his laptop. Or else, he might think I have no time for him (he-he)
The weather is colder these days, and hubby wants to go to Baguio! Arrgh! We saw in the TV news that temperature there is 9.6 degrees! I don't think I can ever take a bath there without a hot water. But no, he was just joking. We might go there on Holy Week as we do yearly. Palawan is a nice destination too. I wish =)
My hubby yet again surprised me with a souvenier from his office mate that came from the US yesterday. You know what? It's a Twilight poster! Yey! He said when his officemate asked him what he wants, he answered through email if he can look for some Twilight poster for his wife (that's me! =) And there you go! My second imported poster!
I placed the Twilight poster beside my Harry Potter poster which my cousin gave me all the way from Japan. They really know what's keeping me busy and what I really like and I'm glad they knew! (ha-ha!) And i really can't help but smile everytime I look at the posters at the wall above our bed's head board and the book shelf beside my dresser.
Small things and simple gestures made me really happy. And hubby.. he is such a selfless human being. I know every time a friend or relative would asked him for a gift when they come home from abroad, he would always told them to look some thing for me, like posters of my favorite Hollywood artists, a book, perfume, jacket etc. I really am so lucky, don't you think? =)
I take a snap of my wall posters. They really look nice in our room =) of course, they're my favorites.
Friends and office mates asked me if i had someone in mind when i posted an article on my friendster bulletin about staying away from married men. And yes, i do have someone on my mind. As i think about them, from all the lies she created, made us believed she's lying all the way from the start and she will still lie and pretend from her family and friends and brave enough to flaunt that she has no regrets. Eiwww! that was horrible!
Well, that small article made my office mates and friends read it, and someone print the article itself and read it with her friends at home. And now they are curious on what's posted on my blog. I told them I'm hoping for some slim chances that she will change her mind but from what i know, it's too late for that.
The issues are all over the places. I bet she knows that too. Even when the other family suffers, she didn't mind and still says she has no regrets at all...
Long vacation is over and it's back to work! As usual, I feel sluggish this morning. Though I wanted to stay more to bed, my alarm clock wakes me up every 10 minutes and i have no choice but to get up. The weather this month till next month is much colder than December and that makes me wanted to curl more in our bed.
Mico celebrates his 7th birthday yesteday in our house. And I thought I can have my much needed rest that day, still, I remained demoted to the kitchen and did all the cooking. We never expected that hubby's relatives poured in our little house and as I cooked the second set of spaghetti and chicken lollipop, I went up in our room and told my hubby If I looked like a house help to him (ha-ha! I was so upset that time because I do all the cooking and his aunt never stop talking and instructing that my head start to ache).
He understood right away and promised me that it won't happen again. As i settled that night, I told him that it's all right to cook but I needed some little help from them.
Anyways, I'm glad that it's over and the party ended well. Now, the reality is.... I need to start working now, ha-ha! =)
Happy New Year, friends! It was such a blast and till now, I felt so tired with all the preparations last Dec. 31. I don't really believe in new years resolutions. Anyways, I don't even think i followed any resolutions I ever said last year (haha!) But i'll try to be good at least... (yeah, I know I'm doing bad on some ways) but I love life and this 2009 is a beginning of the greater things ahead of me and my family. It's been a rough 2008 for my Sagad family but all in all, it's been a fruitful year for us. I always thank God for making me and my hubby so strong and patient and really hold on to each other and getting over through waves of problems. I'm happy we made it this far.
One thing i know, the long vacation is finally over and i can smell tons of office works on Monday =(