Monday, December 29, 2008
Goofing Around at Home Part 2 Monday, December 29, 2008
The Bautistas Monday, December 29, 2008
Goofing Around at Home Monday, December 29, 2008
Me at Work Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
DTV Quality Assurance Analysts Saturday, December 27, 2008
Our First Picture Saturday, December 27, 2008
Our First Digicam Saturday, December 27, 2008
This camera pretty much has the same features as a Sony Cybershot, like the red eye removal, smile detection, face detection, and an image stabilizer, which is perfect for me because I have really shaky hands and the pictures I take normally end up being blurry.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Are you an Action AllStar? Sunday, December 21, 2008
I just finished registering for an account at ActionAllStars.com. It's a pretty cool game, especially if you're into sports. The registration process is pretty simple. You just need to choose your character's name, and of course it's preferable if you don't use your real name. Of course, you also need to choose a password that is more than 4 characters, and then put in a valid email address. You can also customize your avatar by choosing its gender, hair, eyes, and smile. Plus, there are also a lot of cute outfits you can dress up your avatar in. From choosing the color of its shirt, shorts, and shoes, there's a lot of fun you can do.
What I like about this game is that it is very secure and safe for the kids. If you're wondering what made me say this, it is because if you're a kid, you need to have parental consent before you can start playing the game. Your parents need to click a link that will be sent to their email after registration and that's the only time you can start playing the game. Choose a server to play in, and that's it! Let the fun begin!
You can even choose whether to turn on or off safe chat settings. I like this because if you're a parent, you're assured that your kids won't be learning any foul languages while playing. I'm sure my eldest daughter who loves sports will enjoy this game. And by the way, did I mention that this game is free?
VXI Christmas Party 2008 - SMX Convention Center Sunday, December 21, 2008
The food was OK. There were two caterers - Friday's and Itallianis. I liked all the food that was there, too bad we were only entitled to one trip to the buffet table. There were also a lot of drinks, but I drowned myself in dalandan juice and iced tea, causing several trips to the washroom. I was more thirsty than hungry. There was also a specialty bar for those who wanted to drink alcohol, and as I predicted, the line was very, very long.
Going there was a challenge by itself. Henry and I initially planned on taking a cab all the way to Mall of Asia, where the SMX Convention Center is. But the traffic was horrible so we had the cab driver drop us off at the LRT station. So imagine me in a short black dress, heels and makeup commuting. After we got off the LRT, we took another cab all the way to SMX. Most of my friends were late and got stuck in traffic as well. I guess Henry and I were pretty lucky in taking the LRT.
I hung out with friends from the Welcome team, since I had a hard time finding my bosses from the QA department. I finally found them, hung out for a little while, and then went home. I didn't win any prizes in the raffle, but that's OK. I left the party early as Henry and I ate dinner at KFC, and then took a bus home. We got home almost quarter to 1am. I wanted to tour the mall than the party (sorry!) as it is my first time in MOA. But I guess I would have to say that the party went well.
I couldn't help but remember the sign I saw while we entered SMX - No request is too big for a venue this big. And they weren't kidding.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Excited about Tomorrow Thursday, December 18, 2008
Hopefully there will be some left so that I can buy a new washing machine as well. My washing machine is almost 5 years old and has gone through many repairs. I also want to buy one with a dryer in it, so that during rainy days, I don't have to worry about clothes being wet for a long time, especially Keisha's school uniform.
I hope everything goes well tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Wasted Time Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Kakasa Ka Ba sa Grade 5? Sunday, December 14, 2008
If I decide to concede in the game, I may end up with Php 50,000 which isn't so bad. I know I'll be able to answer some questions, but not all of them to reach the jackpot of 1 million pesos. I guess I don't trust myself as much as they trust me.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
www.Friendship.Award Saturday, December 13, 2008
I'd like to share this tag to friends of mine at work, and my virtual friends as well. They are:
My Mom's Birthday Saturday, December 13, 2008
I gave my mom our present, a Nine West bag, and she loved it. The color of the bag actually matched the gown she is set to wear tomorrow for a friend's son's wedding, and she was happy that she had a bag she could use. We also gave my sister Elena's wallet already, which she absolutely loved. I didn't know she was getting into the color green recently, and the wallet we gave her is in a shade of green. So there, luck was indeed on my side while I chose their gifts months ahead.
And of course, I wasn't able to take pictures as my cellphone is with Henry and his phone is busted. I let him use my phone as there are a lot more people texting him compared to me, and with his line of business, he really needs to stay connected all the time. I really need to get a digital camera before Christmas.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
The Big Day Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Christmas Spirit Award Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The award is from Doods, and it's the Christmas Spirit Award. To be honest, I've been so busy at work with the shift change and all, I just realized that it's only a matter of days before Christmas arrives.
Better get those presents wrapped up fast!
I'm also sharing this award to a great friend Chubs and her family.
Have a blessed Christmas everyone!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
You're an Amazing Blogger Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Happy blogging to all!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Manny Pacquiao Wins! Sunday, December 07, 2008
How to Make a Wise Decision Sunday, December 07, 2008
Yesterday morning at work, the director for Quality Analysts spoke to me and one of my co - QAs and asked us a series of questions as though we were being interrogated. My co - QA John also handled an account I took in calls for almost a year and a half for almost as long as I did. We were then informed that VXI Los Angeles is opening a Customer Service line of business for this same account - and they were looking into the two of us assisting in training these agents in LA and also, in pioneering the QA team for Customer Service.
What VXI did in Inbound Sales is that they had Filipino QAs listen and evaluate calls for LA and Texas agents, which is where I am now. And since they did a good job, the client decided to have agents here as well. The client is planning on doing the same for Customer Service - with me and John spearheading the project.
In short, the director informed us of their plans of sending the two of us to LA.
I just got promoted two weeks ago as a QA, and I am so overwhelmed with the details divulged to us during our conversation. I am flattered, but I am also worried. We might stay in LA for 2 months, and just thinking about it makes me sad. I'll be away from Henry and the kids, and I just can't bear that thought.
I spoke with my good friend Doods about it, and I am lucky he understood. He understood my hesitation of being away from home, but also made me realize that this kind of opportunity doesn't come along often. I guess we'll just have to wait and see if things materialize and we'll take it from there.
A Present for Henry Sunday, December 07, 2008
Pacquiao - Dela Hoya - Who Will Win? Sunday, December 07, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Twilight Theatrical Trailer Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Time with the Kids Monday, December 01, 2008
I took some pictures of the kids and Keisha while we were at the mall, and she said it herself - she had a really great time, which is all the assurance I needed. I was meaning to upload them, but I am missing my USB cord to my cellphone. I have to cook lunch now, so I guess I'll have to do it some other time then.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
LA Police Gear Sunday, November 30, 2008
There are several products that are available for purchase, like a 5.11 Tactical Knife, surefire flashlights, galco holsters, underamor, footwear and boots, pants, and other durable equiment. LA Police Gear also pride themselves in extremely fast shipping, low prices, and oustanding customer servce. Their products are available for purchase by anyone who is interested in their gear. Should you have any questions or need clarification while ordering on the website, there is an online customer service chat support one can utilize to address their concerns.
A promotion that LA Police Gear is having right now is that they will be including a Shick Quatro titanium razor for free. This particular razor features four blades for that ultra-smooth and ultra-clean shave. Also, you can choose to sign up for SMS message alerts if LA Police Gear has any updates or even text message coupons you can use to buy items with a discount. Sign up for email updates as well so that you can also receive emails and updates about promotions, products, and offers.
If you order online, you can also rest assured that they take the issue of online security very seriously. For each and every time that you put in your payment information or specifically your credit card information as well as your billing and shipping information, LA Police Gear uses the industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to prevent and stop the information from being intercepted. The computers that LA Police Gear use are also protected by multiple firewalls and DMZs, as well as the latest in anti-virus software so that your information is always secure. All credit card information is automatically encrypted once your order is placed. As of this date there has never been a breach in LA Police Gear's system's security, and they plan on keeping it that way.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
A Very Productive Day Off Saturday, November 29, 2008
Today when I got home, I slept for 3 hours and then Henry woke me up for lunch. After which, I proceeded with starting the laundry, went to have my training manual book bound, and then went for more laundry. Henry helped me rinse the curtains and the bedsheets as they were too big and heavy for my small hands. Then we ate dinner and now here I am!
I'm already really sleepy but I want to finish blogging tonight so that I'll have all day tomorrow with my kids. The new shift I'm in just hasn't sinked into my body clock yet, but hopefully it will soon.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Hotels in Barcelona Friday, November 28, 2008
There are 4 Star hotels in Barcelona that I'm sure any traveler would love to rest their tired souls from all the traveling, as well as a good break from the routine of city life. You'd be surprised at the many choices you have in regards to accommodation in Barcelona.
To stay in hotels downtown Barcelona and hotel Barcelona are a great way to complete the feel of your travel. I'm sure you'll love the unique atmosphere and ambiance that each hotel has, not to mention the warm, friendly, and accommodating staff. Each hotel is also very easily accessible to roads and important establishments.
And of course when you travel, don't forget to bring your camera to capture the exciting memories that you'll have once to travel to Barcelona, stay in one of their great hotels, and get to know the culture and people of the place. Have a happy trip!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Happy Thanksgiving to All! Thursday, November 27, 2008
Online Holiday Deals Thursday, November 27, 2008
What's even better is that through December, Kmart will also be giving an additional 10% off on the following item categories if you order them online:
- women's plus sleepwear
- women's attention brand
- girls tops
- ALL juniors
- boys tops
- men's shirts and bottoms
- big men's shirts and bottoms
- infant and toddler bedding
Also, if you keep your eyes peeled while shopping online at Kmart's website, you just might stumble upon their hidden ornaments that are there every week up to Christmas. These ornaments will be providing us customers extra savings on already great prices and discounts with a secret coupon code! So what are you waiting for? Start shopping online and get great deals and discounts online with Kmart!
I got Locked Out Yesterday Thursday, November 27, 2008
And what the f**k it's already past 9am. I guess I finished a pack of cigarettes already just waiting for someone to wake up. I was already making a lot of noise. I was ringing our landline phone, buzzing our doorbell nonstop, knocking on the door with a coin, and screaming my lungs out. Yes, I can multi-task, and I was able to do all of those things at the same time. I tried picking our lock with my ID but it just wouldn't budge. So there. I decided to walk around first as I was really sweaty, stinky, and sleepy, and my fingers felt they were already dislocated because of knocking and knocking.
That was when I went to my mom in law's sister's house. She had her son knock on the door with me. Oh, and did I mention that my neighbors who lived on the left and the right side of our house were also knocking on our windows and our door as well? One of them even gave me something to drink, another one a bag of chips, and lo and behold! Even more cigarettes came pouring on me. But the neighborhood's efforts were to no avail. Until my mom in law's sister's husband came to the rescue. Bless his soul, but for a man, he seriously has a loud mouth and literally pounded on our door so loud that it sent my mother in law running down the stairs.
So finally, more than 2 hours later, I got to enter my house and collapsed on the bed. They all had a good laugh about it, but I sure didn't. I learned my lesson though. When I woke up in the afternoon I had our darn house key duplicated and pinned it to my company ID. I learned my lesson the hard way.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
My First Day as a QA Analyst Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I made new friends, and the day went surprisingly well. I must say, even though I was pissed off at how things started out, I had a great time. Imagine this, I was getting ready to get to bed for my 2am shift when I received a text message informing me that I had to report at 9pm for training. I was like, "That's 2 hours away from now!" So, without any sleep (as in no sleep, even a wink) I went to work with a heavy heart. What even made me sadder is that Henry came home from work early and I was really looking forward to spending some time with him.
Oh well, I guess you just can't have everything. I'm just thinking that after training, I'll get the morning shift so I can stay at home during nights for a change.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
On Gas and Electric Fireplaces Friday, November 21, 2008
Well, some people might be planning on a trip to where it's sunny, and some just might make use of their gas fires as they have been used to. Even fireplaces nowadays have been modernized with electric fires. If you were to think about it, electric fires are actually great as there are no burnt wood and ashes to clean up, and you don't have to worry about bits of burnt wood flying around your furniture and your house as well should a strong gust of wind come about.
If you're unfamiliar about Hotprice, they are a UK retailer of gas fires and electric fires. They also stock all the leading brands of fireplace manufacturers. Being featured several times on UK TV, the styles of gas fires and electric fires that they offer range and vary from the traditional ones to those that are very modern and contemporary. Do check out this site as I'm sure you'll find a style you'll love!
Only Exclusive Travel Friday, November 21, 2008
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If you're the type who's into sports, you'll also be pleasantly surprised to find out that Only Exclusive Travel also arranges golf holidays in the best golf courses. If you just want to sit back and relax or are the laid-back type of person, there are also luxury spa hotel island getaways that you can indulge yourself in.
So the next time you plan a romantic getaway, just sit back and relax and let Only Exclusive Travel take care of the rest.