Friday, January 28, 2011

I'm Baaaaaaaaaaack... :)

After more than two years of hibernation, I am back. Yes, I’m back and I hope that I won’t hibernate ever again. Seriously. Well, obviously, a lot of time has passed since my last post and with time comes events and with events come changes. So allow me to make a short list of the big changes that have happened in the past few years—

  • I have bid goodbye to the firm and started a new career as in-house counsel for the Philippine subsidiary of the world’s largest IT company. Leaving the firm was tremendously bittersweet as I really, really love the people there and I thoroughly enjoyed the work. Like most firms, however, the hours were terrible. As such, I decided to leave the firm and opt for an in-house position where the hours are more family friendly. So far, I enjoy my new job, primarily because I get to leave the office by 5pm (yes, I am a 5:01 employee), which allows me to spend more time with my family and friends in my hopes of achieving work-life balance.

  • Hubby and I are now nine years together (our tenth anniversary is coming pretty soon!) and our little boy is not-so-little anymore. I now have a grade three boy for a son. Gosh. Time really flies.
  • Of course, being the Ateneo fan that I am, my post will not be complete without mentioning Ateneo’s 3-peat! My dear boys-in-blue have won three consecutive championships! How sweet is that?

So, there. That’s my short list. I hope that in the coming days, I will have lots of reasons to blog.

See you around.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

English Genius (?)

My results of The Commonly Confused Words Test:


You scored 93% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 100% Expert! You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!

Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Ang sarap maging Atenista...


Ang sarap maging Atenista... Lalong lalo na after beating La Salle in basketball. Heeheehee.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I don't get it...

I don't get it when people get masungit (cranky) when stressed. We all get stressed, so I don't agree that stress is an excuse to snap at people. Isn't the golden rule, do unto others what you want others to do unto you?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

7 years already?

To my dearest Hubby,

This is for you:

"And I don't know
How you show
Such gentle disregard
For the ugly in me
That I see
That for so long
I took so hard
And I truly believe
That you see the best in me
I'm in love, We all love
And that thought sets me free

Free in you
Got no worries on my mind
I know what to do
That's to treat you right
And love you kind
Thank you ever on my mind
Love is just like breathing
When it's true
And I'm free in you
Yes I'm free in you"

- Indigo Girls "Free in You"

Happy 7th Anniversary, Dy! Here's to a lifetime of me being bratty and you being understanding. Hehehe. *mwah*

Friday, May 9, 2008

"Ma'am... Tumataba kayo."

Earlier today, the messenger from my old office came over to have me sign some documents. The moment he entered the room, his greeting was "Ma'am mukhang di kayo puyat ah. Tumataba kayo!" (Ma'am it doesn't look like you've been burning the midnight oil. You're gaining weight!)

Grrrrr... I hate it when people do that. Filipinos have this nasty habit of making remarks about your weight as a way of greeting. Whether or not it's meant to be a compliment, it's annoying and rude! I've been on the receiving end of all imaginable weight remarks (from "Tumataba ka" to "Ang payat payat mo! Hindi na maganda.") that I can honestly say, all forms of comments relating to weight are off-limits. For most people, weight is a sensitive issue and receiving thoughtless remarks like that can spell the difference between a good day and a bad day.

So a word of advice, unless asked or otherwise authorized, keep weight comments to yourself.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Life in my new firm, Chapter 1

New things I've done since I started last April 1, 2008:
  1. Go to Kuala Lumpur for the firm's summer outing. This was super fun. Even if the trip was Amazing Race-like (read: no two nights in the same hotel), I had a blast with my new officemates.
  2. Conducted my first ever due-diligence. I had to bring work to Kuala Lumpur just to make sure I can submit my work in time for the deadlines. Despite the long hours, a.k.a. staying in the office 'til 2am, I enjoyed my first ever due diligence mainly because of my teammates who remained calm and composed regardless of the work pressure.
  3. Sleep on the job. Hahaha. One afternoon, at the height of the due-diligence, my body conked out on me (the room was literally spinning.) after enduring days and days of sleep deprivation. Heeding my body's demand, I decided to have a power nap in my office. But... As luck would have it, one of the name partners (his surname is the first surname you'll see in our firm's name) happened to pass by my office and saw me in my uhm... dreamy state. Hahaha. It's a good thing he just made fun of it and simply concluded that I was overworked... Hehehe. Thank goodness for young, hip and understanding bosses! :-)
Well, a little over a month in the firm and so far, so good... :-)