Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Surprise Surprise!!!

A few months after my promotion last January 2009, I was thinking of resigning and applying to other companies. I already got interviewed at JPM and Factset for the positions of a team lead and analyst respectively. Unfortunately, I was not hired for one reason. They can't give me my asking salary because this amount was only offered for manager and above positions. I just thought that it was not meant for me to transfer to a new job...That God has a better plan for me. So decided that I will stay.

While having a few drinks with my officemates last Friday, one colleague asked me if I was expecting to be promoted this year. I told her that I was not expecting anything. It is impossible because I just got promoted last year,and the trend is that employees are being promoted every after two years.... but of course, I was hoping. I also told them that I would be more happy if Abby, my direct manager, will be promoted to AVP because she really deserves the recognition, even though she also got promoted just last year.

This afternon, our boss, James Hamilton asked Abby to come to his place. She was a little bit nervous because she doesn't know what will they talk about. Before she goes to James' place, I joked her that he will be giving the slips for our bonuses...and she just said "I wish!" After a few minutes, she went back. She told me that we should talk and she will tell me something important. So we went to a conference room.


She started our conversation saying that "I have a good news!!!" To my surprise, she told me that I got promoted to a Manager rank. I was speechlesss at that time and all I can say is THANK YOU. I asked her if she also got promoted, and she told me yes. We congratulated each other for a job well done.

Anyway, these announcements are not only a surprise, but a "SURPRISE SURPRISE". I was surprise but definitely happy that Abby got promoted because it is really hard to move to the AVP rank. The second surprise is my own promotion. Because of these blessings, I decided to go to the church to say a short thank you prayer. I also asked my parents and sisters to accompany me in thanking God for this wonderful surprise.

I just want to say that nothing is impossible to God. We just have to believe and have Faith in Him. He knows what's best for us. Lastly, He will always surprise us with miracles.

Monday, January 25, 2010

I'm Back T-back

It' been a long time since my last post. I decided to write my current innermost thoughts here because I know that no one will read my entries as everyone is very addicted to Friendster, Multiply and definitely Facebook.

For the past few weeks, I've been thinking of things that I want to change in my life. My attitude towards problems and challenges, my plans for the future, and my relationship to others and most especially to God.

I will be posting these reflections soon.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Always On My Mind by Michael Buble

Maybe I didn't treat you
Quite as good as I should have
Maybe I didn't love you
Quite as often as I could have
Little things I should have said & done
I just never took the time
But you were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
Maybe I didn't hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you
I'm so happy that you're mine
If I made you feel second best
Girl, I'm sorry I was blind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
Tell me, tell me that your
Sweet love hasn't died
Give me, give me one more chance
To keep you satisfied
Little things I should have said & done
I just never took the time
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Love and Life by Albert Einstein

Sometimes in our relentless effort to find the person we love, we fail to recognize and appreciate the people who love us. We miss out on so many beautiful things simply because we allow ourselves to be enslaved by our own selfish concerns.

Go for the man/woman of deeds and not for the man/woman of words, for you will find rewarding happiness, not with the man/woman you love but with the man/woman who loves you more. The best lovers are those capable of loving from a distance far enough to allow the person to grow but ever too far to feel the love within your being. To let go of someone doesn't mean you have to stop loving, it only means that you allow that person to find his/her own happiness without expecting him/her to come back. Letting go is not just setting the other person free, but is also setting yourself free from all the bitterness, hatred, and anger that you keep in your heart. Do not let the bitterness take away your strength and weaken your faith, and never allow pain to dishearten you; but rather let yourself grow with wisdom in bearing it.

You may find peace in loving someone from a distance not expecting something in return. But be careful, for this can sustain life but can never give enough room for us to grow. We can all survive with just beautiful memories of the past, but real peace and happiness come only with open acceptance of what reality is today. There comes a time in our lives when we chance upon someone so nice and beautiful and we just find ourselves so intensely attracted to that person. This feeling soon becomes a part of our everyday lives and eventually consumes our thoughts and actions. The sad part of it is when we begin to realize that this person feels nothing more for us than just a friendship.

We start our desperate attempt to get noticed and be closer, but in the end our efforts are still unrewarded and we end up being sorry for ourselves. You don't have to forget someone you love. What you need to learn is how to accept the verdict of reality without being bitter or sorry for yourself. Believe me, you would be better off giving that dedication and love to someone more deserving.

Don't let your heart run your life, be sensible and let your mind speak for itself. Listen not only to your feelings but to reason as well. Always remember that if you lose someone today, it means that someone better is coming tomorrow. If you lose love that doesn't mean you failed in love.

Cry if you have to, but make sure that tears wash away the hurt and the bitterness that the past has left with you. Let go of yesterday and love will find its way back to you. And when it does, pray that it may be the love that will stay and last a lifetime.

There are two ways to live your life: One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. There is no mistake so painful that love cannot forgive. no past so bitter that love cannot accept.

And no love so little that we cannot start all over with.


Sunday, August 12, 2007

I offer ALL To You.

Malungkot ako sa mga nakaraang linggo. Malungkot kasi may gusto akong makasama kaso hindi pwede sa ngayon. Malungkot ako kasi may gusto akong makausap kaso hindi din pwede. Malungkot ako kasi feeling ko wala ng direction ang buhay ko. Malungkot ako kasi wala akong nilulook forward sa paggising ko sa umaga. Malungkot ako kasi wala na akong nakikitang purpose sa mga bagay na ginagawa ko. Oo nagagawa ko yung mga bagay at makikita ko ang surface ng purpose ng ginagawa ko. Kaso hindi ko na nakikita ang pinakapurpose ng buhay ko. Kung bakit ako nabubuhay. Marami kasi akong insecurities sa buhay. Pero naniniwala ako na kayang kaya kong magbago. Mahirap pero walang imposible.

Pero masaya ako kasi kahit malungkot ako nararamdaman ko na may napapasaya akong tao. Yun lang naman ang hangad ko. Makapagpasaya ng tao. Makapagturo sa mga tao. Maraming beses na akong naging selfish. Kaya para maitama ko naman ang mali ko kahit papaano, kailangan gumawa ng mga bagay kahit masakit para sa akin. Kailangan ko lang makita ang kabutihan at kagandahan ng bawat bagay. Nararamdaman ko na masaya na ang taong pinakamamahal. Sana lang maging masaya ka na talaga. Sana lang malaman mo na mahal na mahal kita.

Gusto kong magpasalamat sa lahat ng taong naniniwala sa kakayahan ko. Maraming salamat sa mga payo ng mga kaibigan ko. Maraming salamat at kahit marami akong pagkakamali nanatili kayong naniniwala na isa akong mabuting tao. maraming salamat. Kailangan ko lang talagang maniwala sa sarili ko, at maniwala na hindi ako papabayaan ng Diyos.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Sana mahanap ko na ang kasagutan

Sa nakalipas na mga araw. Gulong gulo na ang utak ko kung paano ako gagalaw at magiisip. Alam ko sa aking sarili na marami naman akong naidulot na maganda sa mga taong nakapaligid sa akin. Naging mabuti naman akong tao. Ngunit alam ko rin na marami akong pagkukulang. Marami na akong nasaktang tao, lalo na yung mga pinakamamahal ko. Mali ang sabihin nagkamali ako dahil tao lang ako. Naging desisyon ko ang mga maling yun. Kaya walang ibang dapat sisihin kungdi ako. Siguro sa ngayon dapat lang muna ako magisa kaysa makasakit pa ako ng iba. Sana lang maintindihan ako ng mga tao. Sana lang...

Monday, September 25, 2006

What is moral fiber?

The juice is worth the squeeze!!!

ADMU VS UST - Game 1

One Big Fight