No Holds Barred: A compilation of rants, raves, movie and book reviews, R & R escapades, relationships, office workloads, and stories to ponder. For this year, this is also going to be our wedding blog. Updates and Review on Wedding Suppliers will posted here...Honeymoon experience and other escapades will also be posted.
Some people looked down on call center workers. Here in the Philippines, many people assume that it only takes good English and a neutral accent so that you can work for a call center. I once had this kind of customer. It made me cry after I painstakingly troubleshot the customer's computer. And oh, I also worked for Dell as a level 1 technician.
This customer is an abusive one. Though he may have reasons for being pissed off, it's not an excuse to curse the person on the other line. If I was the agent, I would have hang up the phone. QA people will definitely understand it.
I read this email from a yahoo support group and I just want to share it to everyone.
BEWARE OF FX taxi w/ plate no PWL 471!!! BEWARE OF FX taxi w/ plate no PWL 471!!! BEWARE OF FX taxi w/ plate no PWL 471!!! byaheng cubao-novaliches daw po... color gray. MEGA taxi ang body name!
here is what happened: Last saturday, Feb 23, pauwi na ang pinsan kong babae (as in first cousin) from proj 8 to antipolo via cubao at around 730 - 8pm. hindi sya madalas magfx. madalas jeep lang ang sinasakyan nya. lets call her AP for ate pinsan.
but that time & day, dahil nga sa nagmamadali sya. sumakay sya ng fx byaheng cubao. puno ang fx kaya sumakay sya ng walang kakaba kaba. pagdating ng mrt, bumaba lahat ng pasahero except her. tapos tinanong sya ni manong driver kung saan sya bababa. thinking to herself na baka pababain sya or ipatransfer sya, sabi nya cubao ho ako. tapos sabi ng driver, ah sa cubao ka ba. cge lipat ka na lang dito sa harap. since hindi naman mukhang untrusty si manong driver (MD), lumipat sya. habang sa byahe, si manong driver kinakausap usap sya. kesyo sino ang ka-date nya sa cubao, etc. yung ate ko, thinking na kaya nakikipagusap si manong driver e para hindi antukin e sinsagot naman nya in short sentences.
pagdating ng kamuning, huminto si manong driver sa isang lugar na medyo madilim. hindi natakot ang ate ko kasi may mga naglalakad naman na tao at kadikit lang ang shell gasoline station.
ayan na si manong driver. naglabas ng mahabang kutsilyo. mga 12 inches at itinutok sa puson area. tapos sabay sakal sa leeg. syempre nagsisigaw ang ate ko. at nagmamakaawa.
AP: manong wag po! maawa po kayo sa akin!
MD: isubo mo itong ari ko! isubo mo! sabi ng asawa ko hindi na daw ako tinatayuan! gusto kong patunayan na mali sya!
AP: wag po! wag po!
MD: kapag tumayo ito, dederecho tayo ng motel tapos ihahatid kita sa bahay nyo!
AP: wag po wag po! inaantay po ako ng asawa ko! maawa po kayo!
all this time, umiiyak na ang AP ko..after few minutes, nahimasmasan sya at naisip nya ang mga anak nya. hindi daw sya pwedeng mamatay. kaya gumana ang isip nya.
AP: manong cge ho papayag ho ako sa pinapagawa nyo pero pwede ho ba magkaron ho tayo ng kasunduan. paano ko po gagawin yung pinapagawa nyo kung nakatutok ho ang kutsilyo nyo? saka pwede ho ba, kumain muna tayo kasi ho gutom na gutom na ho ako.
MD: cge, sa mcdo.
AP: naku manong, hindi ho ako sanay kumain ng mcdo. mas gusto ko ho ang jollibee. un ho kasi ang nakasanayan ko.
MD: cge (sabay karipas ng takbo ang fx)
pagdating sa jollibee drive-through (located right after shell gasoline station)
MD: ano ba ang order mo?
AP: un ho un ho! (sabay turo sa menu)
MD: alin jan?
AP: malabo ho ang mata ko. un ho o! ung may cheese ba yun?
MD: alin? (while reaching for the menu...)
AP grabbed the chance at nabuksan ang pintuan ng fx at tumalon at tumakbo. good thing may guard sa shell gasoline station at sinundan sila kasi nagtaka sya bakit kumaripas ng takbo ang fx. at sinamahan nya si AP magsumbong sa kamuning police station. sa awa ng Diyos, nakauwi naman ng antipolo si AP ko.
kaya, mga friends. hindi porke maayos ang bihis ay katiwa-tiwala na ha! doble ingat po sa lahat.
again, BEWARE OF FX taxi w/ plate no PWL 471!!! BEWARE OF FX taxi w/ plate no PWL 471!!! BEWARE OF FX taxi w/ plate no PWL 471!!! byaheng cubao-novaliches daw po... color gray. MEGA taxi ang body name!
NOTE: pls feel free to pass & share this to all your friends...
A friend sent me though email a series of jokes. This one of the jokes where I laughed (despite of it being corny).
Customer: Waiter, I can’t seem to find any oysters in this oyster soup. Waiter: Would you expect to find angels in angel cake?
Living in Cavite, I am now beginning to be fond of oysters. I see lots of vendors in the high-way. I am not really sure about the different types of oysters but hey, knowing it's type is the last of my worries as long as they are delicious. I haven't had a Gulf oysters and it's making me curious.
On the eve of my 24th birthday, Russell gave me a small velvet black box. I really didn't have any idea until I opened it. Dang! It was my engagement ring! I was really overwhelmed that I punched his arms out of surprise. When I showed it to my friends, they said it was nice. They asked me about its cut, clarity and the 2 other "C"s that a diamond should have (some things I don't know). It was the sign of first move for our wedding preparation.
One of my friends asked me where he could buy inexpensive Diamond Engagement Rings and I directed him to Ongpin (though I am not so sure about the quality of rings there. All I know is that, Ongpin sells cheap jewelry.) I guess it does not really matter whether an engagement ring costs a million or just a few bucks. What matters is the intention of giving it to the special someone you love.
I have always been an avid fan of Cold Case, CSI, and Without a Trace. What area all these three programs have in common? They all talk about crimes. Yesterday, Hubby and I went to SM Bacoor to watch Untracable. The film was superb. Despite of the shallow ending, the story was superb to keep me up all through out it was being shown. Last night, I keep on searching the net for crime stories. I browsed page after another another page. Until I came across Weekly Shorts. The story that caught my attention was The Red River Dam Killer. It was an interesting story though I already have the feel that the main character was already dead when she wake up from the river. I will definitely visit this site again when I got my free time.
I have read a lot of blogs, more of female blogs actually, raving about Coffee Prince. I admit, i also got hooked on this koreanovela. I even finished the series in just a matter of a day and a half. But my biggest disappointment is how the exciting plot of the story ended up with a not so good "ending". After the male lead discovered that the "annoying boy" is actually a girl, the story started to become boring. The ending too was really not that nice. I know that endings of koreanovela are really not that good but this one, so far has the worst ending. Tsk tsk tsk! Full House is still the best one for me.
I can't believe I have not updated this blog for exactly one week. This is a record-breaker. I guess, it's the hormones that is preventing me to be a blog addict.
"We" have been on house hunting for 3 consecutive weeks already. I said we because though it's only me who is going to move, my team- gay team has always been supportive to me. Perhaps, that's one major reason why it is really hard for me to leave the company despite of the fact that I really feel "buryong" about my current work condition. I just think that I can't find another team like what I currently have. Maybe, when all of them get promoted, it will no longer be hard for me to find another job because there will be no more reason for me to stay.
Update: I was able to find an apartment. A two bedroom apartment. I'll be occupying one bedroom and two friends from the office will be occupying the other one. And I'll be ready to move in by Mid-march.
When I don't have anything to do or simply, when I get bored I would just either tune in to home TV shopping to see amazing products or watch videos from Youtube. Yesterday, I found one video from youtube and this really caught my attention. Watch the invisibleSHIELD video to see for yourself.
When Mom set-up her own small-scale business some 20 years ago, she had to look for a bank institution to help her gain the capital that she needed. Good thing that she got great credit history so applying for a loan wasn't that difficult for her. As the economic condition gets more and more critical, putting up a business and getting small business funding are no longer as easy as before.
Setting up a business in the United States needs a lot of consideration. One big factor to consider is the amount of capital that one has to invest. Gearing up a business is just like a gamble. If you are a risk taker and would want to have more capital so that you can maximize the potential of your business, you will start thinking about small business funding. One good option for this is the AFSLoans. Unlike its Competitors, AFSLoans has "No ApplicationFee". Some of these small business funding companies even have hidden charges which might give you a heart attack after after applying and having approved. LOL If you are going to loan between 10K- $150K, you can be assured that your will get results with 24 - 48 Hour Approvals. In addition, AFSLoans also offers some of the lowest interest rates for unsecured loans in the country. This is not bad at all, isn't it?
No. This is not a paid post. I am literally in dire need of an apartment near de castro or rosario pasig area. On Monday, we will set foot to our office's new building in Tiendesitas. It's no long accessible for commuting. If anyone of you knows an apartment for rent ( 1 room lang since maid and ako lang ang titira) ranging from P6,000- P8,000, please let me know.
HayYyYyy..aalis na nga si Russell sa March 3, tapos ang layo pa ng office. grrrrr!
We are about to transfer to our new "home" by Monday. And what I meant by that is our company is going to transfer to our "own" building. Yehey! We are no longer tenants of the old Ortigas Building. Heard that they got great facilities there.
But one thing I am hoping for is that, we shout have budget for team building activities like paintball. I am not just sure whether the paintball range in Antipolo has paintabll gear like tippmann a-5. I am not sure if paint ball range owners are investing on their gears but if budget is going to be a consideration, this paintball website offers great deals for paintball fanatics.
(Re-post from Home Blog) Few Un-edited Wedding Pictures
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Official Un-edited Wedding Pix
We just got the raw copies of our wedding pictures last Sunday. We were overwhelmed with the number of pictures we got. We even had to play the CD in a DVD player as slideshow for faster navigation. I am not yet finished looking at the other CDs (We got 3, I only had the chance to browse the 1st one- the reception pictures) And I am telling you, choosing 170 pix out of 2000+ pictures is not an easy task at all. Anyway, I just want to share very few pictures that I really like.
One last look to Singlehood
One small step, a lifetime commitment
Holding back my tears
The Garter Game
My cute flower girls minus 2. Yung 2, nag inarte na... :)
Fixin' Papa's suit
With mah bridesmaids
Contract Signing. Rusell to Me: Ayusin mo ang signature mo!
The Mini- Cake Tower
Closer look at the mini cakes
The Presidential Table
San ba ang camera?
My emcee (in green) striking a pose!
The Photo Nook
Presidential Table Up Close
Office Dear Mates
I'll post more pictures soon. Just in time for my supplier ratings post.
I guess the first trimester of pregnancy hits me. Uber-uber ako sa katamaran ngaun. If only failing to take a bath is not a "mortal sin" (LOL) for eh di na talaga ako maliligo. Dapat mag paid opps. tamad mag blog hopping. tamad lahat.. hayYyyY..sa paglamon lang ako hindi tinatamad. LOL
Yesterday, I watched the so-called abduction hearing of The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee. I watched it from 10:30am to 3:30pm. Again, I was moved and touched by Mr. Lozada's utmost sincerity and honesty. Though I told Bebeh that if he was Lozada and me as Lozada's wife, I wouldn't allow him to do what Lozada did. Sorry naman, para lang kasi syang nagsindi ng mitsa ng buhay nya. Feeling ko, isang maliit na kuto lang si Lozada compared to Abalos and FG. That's just me, personally talking.
But really, admire the man. Bibihira ang katulad nya. He has nothing to gain doing what he did and in fact, he has lost a lot of things just by standing firm to his principle.
Nakakainis and at the same time, nakakaawa ung mga naka-assign to "secure the safety" of Lozada. It seems that they do not really know what is going on and they are just following orders. Kitang-kita naman sa pang gigisa ng mga senators. That was "hot seat" personified.
Sana lang..as in sana lang. May kahinatnan ang pagiging bayani ni Lozada. Wag sanang mapunta sa wala. Kung hindi, wala ng Pilipinong maglalakas loob na lumaban sa katiwalaan.
I know I have not yet posted anything that happened during our d-day. It's been a while and things got me too pre-occupied to find the time to tell stories of what has transpired during that day. I am not going to bore you though as what I am going to tell are just the high high lights of our wedding day.
When we chose Dec. 22 as our wedding day, we did not anticipate the traffic condition that the long week-end might cause. Russell fetched me to the hotel around 1pm where I also met my two buddies and former QASs, Iris and Marcus. I was really touched with these two guys as they even filed their vacation leave just to help me out during my wedding. Anyway, my elder sister and my mom was supposed to join me as well in the room but thanks to Japan embassy. They are schedule to fly to Tokyo December 27. My sister had to rush there because something went wrong with my niece's dual citizenship. Ate learned the news that she has to come to the embassy before its closing time during the time that mom was not in house. She's doing shopping. Ate just had to call her and mom understood naman. It was a total bummer for me since aside from the fact that traffic during that time was really terrible, I got no car to use since sister and brother are using their respective cars. Di ako makapang hiram. Cab drivers refused to take us. Buti na lang may isang driver na tumanggap sa amin para i-meet ko si mama. Since it's Christmas, i doubled what I was supposed to pay him. We met mom at Megamall around 6pm na. Marcus was left in the hotel coz he had to pick up the mannequin stand that we are going to use.
Sa sobrang laki ng problema na binigay ng gown maker ko (gawa lang kasi sa Divisoria..sa supplier ratings na lang) I totally forgot about getting pedicure and manicure done. Naalala ko lang nung nasa mega kami. Halos wala ng tumanggap na salon sa akin kasi queueing talaga. Mabuti na lang ung taga Freshaire, nung nalaman na ikakasal ako kinabukasan eh naawa sa akin. Hayun, talagang inuna nila ako miski madami pang naka line up. Mom, Iris and I finally finally arrived at the hotel mga 9pm na.
Sa sobrang pagod, ang bilis ko nakatulog. 11pm pa lang tulog na ko. I woke up around 7am though what I have planned is to wake up at 9. Siguro, I was meant to wake uo early na rin kasi wala pa pala akong dress for the wedding preps! Damn. nakalimutan ko dalhin ung dress. Eh mga 1pm pa makakarating sina Russell. So again, Iris accompanied me to Robinson's Manila to buy one. But before that, my make up artist, Val Villarin was already there together with his crew. Super aga. Call time nya is at 10 pa pero 9am pa lang andun na. I got my dress around 10:30 na. When we got to the hotel at around 11, parating pa lang ang in-efficient kong coordinator (more details on my supplier ratings). After a few minutes, dumating na rin ang uber love kong photographer/videographer. It's only around 11:30 am that we finally able to set up our things as we settle on the ambassador suite of the Manila Pavillion Hotel.
Mama Val was really quick doing his job. He started with my Mom and then Iris. Russell's folks were already in the hotel at around 12 pm. Nagulantang ako sa dami nila. I didn't expect na halos 2 van ng tao ang dadalhin nila sa hotel. Ung ibang kamag anak kasi nila eh wala namang sasakyan kaya nakisabay na lang kasi mahihirapan daw kung 2 balik ng sundo at hatid ang gagawin. Mejo nainis ako nun kasi ang laki ng suite ko at may room pa si Russell pero sa dami nila, hindi na kami magkasya. Grrr...hindi ko naman maitaboy so deadma na lang. After all, mababait naman sila sa akin from the start. Natuwa na rin ako kasi talagang they took the time to come on our wedding day.
Sa dami ng tao sa room, pati ako natataranta na. Russell forgot to bring my perfume. Buti na lang, may baby cologne ako. My Daddy Ramir cooked menudo for lunch. Lugi kasi kami kung 50 people (kasama suppliers) ang pakakainin namin ng fast food. Sulit na sulit ung at madami pang natirang food sa niluto. Ang aga lang ng call time ng coordinator sa church. Mass is at 4pm. 3pm pa lang pinaalis na kami ng hotel eh ang lapit-lapit lang ng Manila Pavilion sa Malate. Grrrr!!!
For some reason, nawala ung neck tie ng bro ko. Sayang. Sya lang ung walang neck tie sa buong entourage. Two of our male principal sponsors were late. One of my male seconday sponsor was also late din. Buti na lang may extra suit kaming dala so my Russell's brother in law was able to fill the absence. When I heard Velvet Mood played Canon in D, I knew that the entourage is starting its march na. Kakabog-kabog ang dibdib ko. Halos mabingi ako sa lakas ng ingay ng dibdid ko. When one of my coordinators told me na it's my turn na, di ko alam kung matatae ba ko sa kaba or kakaripas ako ng takbo mala Run Away Bride. LOL When I heard Mark's (my QAS) voice singing Ikaw (Spanish Version), biglang nag blur lahat ng tao sa paligid ko. All I saw was my father's face. I know it's weird. It should be Russell's pero at that time, mukha lang ni Papa ang nakita ko. Siguro kasi, daddy's girl ako in its real essence. And it's time for me to say "Good Bye as Ms. Uy". I walked real slow. I remember what was told to us during our pre-cana interview. "Mahaba ang aisle. Bagalan lang ang lakad. mag bilang ng 1-5. Pag narealize mong ayaw mo pa palang magpatali, may secret passage sa likod ng church. Pwede ka pang pumara ng jeep o taxi." LOL
When I finally reached the altar, I took off my veil and hugged my mom so tightly. I CRIED. I didn't know that most of the people who were there also cried. I only knew it after seeing a few videos captured by friends and families.
As we say our vows, we faced our dear families and friends. I saw some of them smiling and some of them crying. Kakakaiba talaga si Father Martin. The best sa lahat ng pari na nakilala ko. He was the one who conducted our canonical interview kaya sobrang personalized ng sermon. Akala nga ng ibang tao eh kakilala daw namin ung pari. When the mass ended, what we heard was "I now present you Mr and Mrs. Hernandez" walang "You may now kiss the bride" kaya kala namin di pa kissing time. LOL there was moment of silence. Until Father Martin said, "Sige na, magtukaan na kayo". Then all people laughed. Hehehehe. Shonga-shonga kami. Anyway, the ceremony went smooth. Walang naging problema.
For our grand entrance, we shone away from using the usual entrance song like "I love u more today than yesterday." What we had instead was "Doobidoo" by Kamikazee. At ganun talaga ang music habang naka-formal attire ang guests as in super haller!!! At first we thought that it's gonna off, but we had a different reaction from our guests instead. Uber sa tawanan talaga. Imagine naman kasi, dapat romantic (kaya nga may string quintet eh) pero may background music na "Heto na....heto na....heto na...wahhhhhhh!!!" Tamang adik lang noh! LOL
I was really mesmerized with how Clamshell looked like during our weddding day. When you visit it kasi during day time, gusgusin talaga sya tignan compared to Le Pavilion or NBC Tent. Ang ganda ng full drapes and ng lightings na ginawa ng Sensitivity. Ang laki ng difference na nagawa ng mood lightings and city lights. Para lang may production number sa A.S.A.P. hehehehe! Nakakainis lang, naiwan ni Russell ung cord ng gitara ko. It was supposed to be a surprise for him since he hasn't seen me played "live". In addition, I also told him to bring at least 7 cases of beer but what was brought was 28 bottles of red wine. HayyYyY!!!! But all in all, our guests loved the food especially the dessert bar.
They took lost of pictures on our photo nook (na parang Shang Ri-la Rustans set up dw. LOL). My sister's in law's good friend, Jaimee was supposed to sing "Sing me a song again daddy" but she was not given the proper queue by my coordinator. What happened instead is that I sang the song. Though I knew the lyrics of the songs, for some reason I was mental blocked on some lines. I finally broke down into tears when I sang these lyrics (with very garalgal/utal-utal voice):
I am standing at the threshold Of a chapter in my life I am asking for your blessing As I'm about to be the wife Of a man I know who loves me And I'm proud to be his bride. Daddy the time has come for me to leave your side.
So, sing me a song again, Daddy. Sing me a lullaby. Wrap me inside your arms, Daddy, 'Though this is not goodbye. Your songs will live forever In my heart. When times get rough The ones I'll most remember Are your songs of love.
Ayan, naiiyak na naman tuloy ako. When I get to the office after a month long vacation, all of my friends told me that the most touching part of my wedding was not the exchanging of vows, not my bridal march but when I sang that song for my Papa. Joel, my emcee, said that the guests were really touched of that number. He and my other emcee, MJ were about to cry na rin kung di nga lang daw sila emcee. Si Marianne nagaulat na lang daw kasi si Lyza, ayaw paawat sa pag iyak. Ay ano na...kasal ito hindi lamay. LOL Joel further said that, me singing a song for my father was his first time to witness a "really touching father-daughter dance."
We did not have any couple's dance because we did not have the time to practice so we just decided to sing a song. Our master plan was to play a video-ala karaoke so that guests can sing along with us. But for some reason, ayaw mag play ng video. Buti na lang may copy lang ng audio ng Way Back Into Love. I am not really a singer though I can carry a tune (more of a guitarist) but Russell was really off the tune kaya nakakahawa LOL. James, my dearly loved QAA captured a video and when I showed it to Bebeh, nahiya si tukmol. Para daw syang patay. LOL
Singing Way Back into Love
We called it a night at around 10:30 na. Mas maaga from what have expected. But I understand it though since long week end nga and most of them are from the Cavite/Pampanga/Novaliches kasi. Ang lalayo!
Sorry naman. I know I said, short lang pero napahaba. At the end of the day, na-realize ko lang na no amount of gliches should ruin the most important event of one's life. Couples should just have to let it go. After all, a wedding day is just one day. A marriage is a lifetime event to cherish.
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*business degree imbecile
*iskolar ng bayan
*former student activist
*call center quality assurance supervisor* former DELL computer technician*
*prefers grave yard shift rather than day shift job
*doesn't drink nor smoke
*bossa nova aficionado
*KFC extreme hot shots lover
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