Posts Tagged ‘job’

Shoo stress away, loves!

‘Geng, Edmee is in the icu. :(‘

‘Multiple stroke.’

These were the sms I received from a friend when I was on my way home from the South. Actually, I don’t know Edmee. I know she’s a friend of a friend. And I know how she looks like through pictures, mostly in the resto or somewhere with food. But beyond that, I know she is a smart kid, a CPA for that matter, who holds a high position in Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas at 28.

And the last sentence makes the whole story a lot sadder, right?

Her condition wasn’t actually hereditary, as the diagnosis showed. There are inferences though. But I’m leaning more on the fact that she has been too overworked and she doesn’t have enough outlets to, perhaps, unload her daily stress.

In other, but still related, part of of this story, I just finished printing another cover letter for the job I am eyeing to get pretty soon. Last night, I was sharing this with a college colleague as we both work in the same company now but we’re in two different branches. She’s planning to leave to. The catch, she wants a more challenging job, I want a less stressful one.

That common UP survivors’ thought stressing not to settle in any government agencies or offices as workplace as it will (surely) catalyze the corrosion of your brain cells is what she holds true until now. Well there’s a validity in it but I don’t care thus I finished printing the letter.

My work as an Account Analyst for the Marketing and Enforcement Division of Pag-IBIG Fund is all that I’m dreaming of until I retire. I mean it. Now, I’m still enjoying everything that I am entailed to do within the 8-hour shift. I am even getting compliments from my officemates everytime they say, ‘Hindi umubra ang daan-daang clients sa’yo ah. Maghapon mong kaharap ang mga tao pero bakit parang wala lang nangyari?’ Mind you, they say that as I shut down my computer. Lels. But because of some circumstance, I have to soon leave the job.

That has always been my principle at work. Find the job that you want. Enjoy everyday doing what your job requires you to do. After all, hard work is not the secret to success. Success is based on your mindset. I might have a relatively difficult job, as per officemates, but hey, I love this that’s why it couldn’t be any easier than it appears to me.

The job I’m ardently wanting now is actually less complicated. I will forever keep the mindset with me so I can do good during the interview.

I hope Edmee wakes up soon. I hope I get the job.




*Seriously, i have transitional-phrases issue, I know.


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Money Talk

I was at the back seat of the Mintal-bound jeepney when the 12-noon flipped my clayed-hair.

Weather was good, mood was so-so, appearance was totally haggard. Haha. Nevertheless, the idea of coming back to UP Mindanao made me excited more than ever.


Everything about the 1 hour ride was plainly nostalgic. I confidently smiled as I knew nobody would notice me. I looked out and remembered the places I almost memorized before due to everyday travel to school.

Then suddenly, I realized, I am more than a grown up. I am the guy I wanted to be when I was in grade 3 (or grade 2) — someone who brings bills in his wallet, someone who can have sex as much as he wants, someone who goes out without asking permission from his parents, someone who gets freedom bigtime! Everything was exactly the picture I longed to have. You know how boxed a grade-3’s mind is. Duh.

I remember going to school with enough orange paper bills and some coins in my pocket. If I spend too much in school, I will surely end up walking miles back to my pad somewhere downtown. My money was just for possible photocopies, yosi and candy. No more, no less. And earlier, as I went back to my then 2nd home, I couldn’t help but smile thinking that I have blue bills with me. Finally! That even if I spend too much inside Malou’s or Ling’s stores, I still can afford to go home. Cheap thrills. Happiness lang! 😀

But this is not too ideal as it appears to be. First, I hate counting the bills in my wallet simply because, I hate the idea of losing at least some of them. Haha. Second, when we earn more, we want more. Third, problems. Problems and so on.

As I ended this day, I was trapped in my room counting how much I spent for the first half of the day. Then I started.

– 1,200Php for the passport processing.

– 2,400Php for my boarding house.

– 200Php for my toiletries.

Yes, I dispensed them. Yes, dawat-dawat! Yes, those were just rough estimates. Yes, there were other expenses than that.

It has been more than a year of earning more than the basic pay (actually). But I never learned how to use them. Short-eyed. No plans. No everything. Until today. I guess, it’s never too late to do something about my negative habits. And here’s how I’ll do it.

1. I’ll cut down my drinking habits.

2. I’ll eat only when I need to and not because I’m fascinated with the colors of the food.

3. I’ll lessen texting/calling to other networks so I wont have skyrocketing phone bills at the end of the month.

4. I’ll walk from office to my boarding house.

5. I’ll pray about these endeavors. Delayed gratification, that is! 😉

Things seem to move faster than the usual. Tomorrow, the next day, soon, sooner… I’ll find myself with a bigger smile, I guess, as I go back to UP Mindanao.


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the reason

the reason

and now i’m caught between two important things.

and now i have to make an important decision – a mature and right decision.

and now i don’t know what to do. very confused. =(

this is it! (i don’t know if this would make me jump or just sit in a corner).

others unemployed; beans (an undergrad), HIRED!

TODAY, is my first day as an office person. come clean. come professional.

p.s.: the picture is exactly the fax machine on my table. hay. the job is very commarts.


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