If I were to have something that I really like (and hate) about myself it would be my ‘GORAFIREBALLS’ attitude, as I would like to call it.

Except drinking alcohol and similar stuff, I am addicted to trying new things. I get easily bored by habitual stuff that I usually end up doing a lot of things at the same time, grabbing all the opportunities and experiencing anything laid before me so that I’ll learn more. College made me realize how much I hate being caged within the four walls of the classroom. So I came up with a conclusion that for me, experience is the best teacher. Adventure is the most effective way of learning.

And with that kids, let me tell you what happened today.

I tried out for this program by a well-known health and wellness company in the world. I got through the two interview levels but I must say that I know I can’t go any further and yet I feel happy that I learned new things. The application process made me feel the urgency of thinking about my career track which I think, shall be discussed in a future blog post… after this sem. 😛 Gahd, I need a retreat. So much too learn, so little money, so little time, so little energy. Another than saving up money, I must really think of measures to improve my health.

Big Bang Theory S6 will premiere tomorrow, woohoo.

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I don’t know how to express myself

This is something totally unrelated to the previous post but I am really annoyed AT HOW CHILDISH THAT SYSTEM IS AND HOW CAN SUCH A SYSTEM EXIST. MY GOD.

Really? The only reason why not to change it because doing otherwise is corny? GET YOUR SHIT STRAIGHT, PEOPLE! WHEN HAS HURTING PEOPLE IN ANY WAY, WHETHER EMOTIONALLY OR PHYSICALLY, NO MATTER HOW INTENSE IT MAY BE CAN BE APPRECIATED? REALLY? TESTING ~*COMMITMENT*~ AND ~*PERSEVERANCE*~ MY FOOT!

Why don’t you just make them do something that fits our age better, like organizing/leading an event/project, making them facis to a certain event, making them do things beneficial to humanity and perhaps to the direct institution you are part of! So that you can test those stuff along with their skills and degree of maturity! Consider this corny? SEE HOW CHILDISH YOU ARE?

What if you became a parent and your child goes under that god forsaken system? What will you feel if it is your child whose feelings are being hurt, who is experiencing physical stress just to please those in a higher position who believe that more pain inflicted=better test of his/her personality.

What’s even more annoying is that there are people who acknowledge that there is something wrong with this system and yet choose not to do anything about it. Eh corny nga kasi.

Consider me close-minded, I tell you what: When has hurting people in the slightest way possible, in any way possible (read: emotionally) even good?

Eh wala eh, corny mo Lola Faye. Go kill yourself or better yet, die in a fire, KJ.

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On Non-Academic Commitments

Hello, blog. It has been a long while. After the summer ‘vacation’ I became so occupied with my non-academic commitments, which, I realized just lately, are too much for me to handle. :/

I don’t know what’s happening in the classroom anymore, I’m not doing well with my academic papers and other stuff. Maybe I was just shocked because usually, I get loaded with academic works on the prelims season onwards. Oh, 5th year.

Right now, the heaviest load that I have is this certain org where I am the VP for Human Resources. Well, our application process is pretty tedious and I have to deal with the systems and the operations in the recruitment. Not to mention I have to deal with member performance tracking and other tedious tasks. =_=

Other than that, I am a VP for Publicity of this another certain org. I have to deal with queries, pub mats and other related stuff, which eat a lot of my time.

Also, I am a board member of this certain alumni association, and lately I was not able to be that active due to my very sabog life.

Oh, I’m also a somewhat active member of this org, and that org too. =_=

Though at some point, we can say that I am just busy having fun.







Meanwhile…

Oh, academics. I swear I’ll make it up to you soon.

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Summer 2012

This was the most tiring summer I ever had. It’s definitely not a vacation. I had my on-the-job training in a company which is fortunately very near our house. As much as it was tiring and definitely not relaxing, it was a fulfilling summer, and I have learned many things about the world I’m going to face after college. Which I will try to enumerate here:

1.) I’m not fit for the office.

It’s not for me. I can’t live with just sitting in a workstation for the rest of the day. My stomach really bloated up with that habit. Sitting, eating while sitting, napping while sitting— I don’t have to stand up. My mother tells me that what is good with being IE is that you can change tasks from office to rounds in the plant. It is really boring to be in the office forever, no matter how comfortable it might be. Lol if I were to become a programmer that will be my task, thank goodness I have decided not to pursue computer studies then.

2.) Social skill is the number 1 skill you must have.

Well, okay you are smart and you can impress your boss with that, but if you’re a snob and you suck at social conventions, no one will like you, no matter how good you are. I don’t know if it’s just because the company I had my OJT at has friendly people or it is applicable to all companies.

3.) Proximity to your home is a top priority.

You have to work for the whole day and you don’t want to spend your remaining time commuting. What’s the use of a good salary if you are always tired and very discouraged to go to work. (That happened to me in high school and college, hence my poor performance)

4.) No to the socialites!

I didn’t encounter such people in my OJT, thank God I was saved from the hypocrisy of people in the Metro. I don’t want to spend time and money on doing things I don’t like. If I were to bond with my friends, I want it to be at home, playing a game; In a restaurant, eating; Out of town where I can relax; Back to a memorable place to reminisce; House of a friend or basically somewhere where I can just sit and talk and eat at a very low price lol. I don’t want to go to tiring parties and activities which involve a lot of walking and standing.

5.) Get employed in company which provides a uniform.

Heh, if I were a guy, thinking about what to wear will not be a problem for me. However, because people expect girls to be very conscious of what they wear, I have to give it a lot of thinking :/ If I were to have a uniform, I’m already saved from that freaking trouble. Meh, if it will be in the university it will not be a problem because you can wear anything you want as long as it follows the rules which are very simple and basic (and favorable to me lol). But if it’s in the office you have to try different corporate attires and what makes it worse is that, you have to have your body fit in it (i.e. you have to wear a skirt so you must shave your legs). =_=

Aside from the OJT, I dealt with org stuff (my org in school and the AA of my high school) and requirements needed by the school (this is an enrolled subject so we have stuff to pass and meetings to attend) so I definitely did not relax this summer. In fact, I caught colds two times (yeah, summer). At least I was saved from the summer heat because I was stuck in the office. (though I spent a lot of time in the plant too, which is a very sweaty experience). Aside from the serious business stuff, I also have to attend reunions and well, socialize lol.

I guess this will be my life after college. Full of physical and mental stress. You have to balance your work and personal life, keep your body healthy to endure the stress and have lots of motivation to do your job.

Here’s some shots to summarize it.

OJT with fun people! Friendly OJT mates, very accommodating supervisors and managers, very friendly employees!

High school reunion!


Loyalty Labor Day Reunion!

Risci AA Career-ran 2012! (career orientation for the current seniors of Risci)



TomWeb SPA (Strategic Planning Activity)!

It was the busiest summer I ever had. Yeaaah. More summers like this!

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Must. Organize. Thoughts.

I am typing this because I need to organize my thoughts to be productive in this hot summer weekend. Gah, I used to hate the office but being subjected to this heat makes me want to be trapped in the airconditioned office forever.

And so, as a continuation of my previous life event-related blog post, we had our induction for the new set of TomWeb Core Group (which reminds me, we don’t have a batch name until now lol) and then we have successfully passed our org recognition papers (which were two hours late, haha) and we have almost polished the revised constitution (right now we are noting the edits of our adviser, most of which are concerned with sentence structures and whatnot, all hail the engineering students who drafted a constitution). Also, after a week of calling this certain company everyday (my mother tells me that calling everyday will show the company that you are really determined to get the position, okay), I was called for an interview and was asked to start the next Monday. Which is, yay. The company is just a sweet 30-min ride from our house which is a big relief for me, because for almost 9 years I’ve been commuting for at least an hour everyday (one way) just to go to school. Also, it is a big multinational manufacturing company. The allowance is very low but is alright, taking into consideration the fact that other companies don’t give any to their interns (though I have classmates who will have aroung 9k by the end of their internships, more than enough to pay our tuition for the summer semester -_-). Also, we have received free safety shoes and cloth cap which is already ours (my classmates from the competitor company says that their safety shoes will be returned to the company, uhm, maybe they’ll sanitize it after, hopefully).

So, here’s the list of things that bothers we right now and I have to organize my thoughts to free myself from this burden. -_-

The On-the-Job Training

Background story:

I’m having my OJT in Mitsubishi Motors Philippines in Cainta and have been assigned to the Systems and Procedures section of the Internal Control Office. I can’t help thinking that our department is such a badass one, because this department creates all the rules and policies for the whole company. I mean, this is pretty much why I decided to pursue IE, because I love creating systems. I love making the rules. Right now the department works directly under the president/CEO of the company, and I got a chance to have a conversation with him in his office when our department manager introduced us to him. The president is such a friendly Japanese man (he gave us candies after, oh lol). Also, I noticed that all, including the executives, wear the same uniform. I like the culture in Mitsubishi. Everyone seems friendly and there’s no person intimidating another. The executives are friendly and approachable people, not to mention humble in all their actions and grooming, which I didn’t expect at all (free Magnum from one of the Japanese executives? You can’t explain that). As a Japanese company, we also have morning exercises. Lol. The people in our department are wacky and friendly. I adore especially our manager, who is an industrial engineering graduate from our school, who is noted to be a very kind boss. I feel so lucky that I’m saved from the office culture (that I have been dreading because of the amount of hypocrisy) of the Metro and was accepted in a company near home.

Also, I love the fact that we are in a car manufacturing company, we got to visit the plant, ride a car being subjected to a road test and most especially, I got to learn about cars, which I am very new to.

The Task:

I work from 7AM-4PM every weekday so I don’t have time to work on things other than this. This weekend, I have to polish this certain document that I’ve been working on so I can submit it with confidence on Monday. K.

The Alumni Association

Background Story:

We had a general planning meeting last April 15 and we have decided to beef-up the structure of the association. We have formed committees and I chose to be in the one handling the social activities.

The Task:

We have to recruit members to our committee, but in order to do that, we have to polish what we have to offer to our prospective members first, which is the Career Orientation for the 4th year students on June 9. Now how do we polish that? People in our committee are all busy with summer jobs.

The Organization

Background Story:

We had our Strategic Planning Activity and have lain the seeds for our initial plans for this coming academic year. K.

The Task:

Regarding the plans for my department (human resources) first, I have to think of the recruitment stuff but in order to do so, I must know how each department’s requirements, which will be decided by the department heads. Parallel to that, I have to think about my individual projects for the semester, which of course I will not type here because all of our stuff in meetings are subject to the TomWeb Non-disclosure Agreement, just in case you’re reading this Mr. President. Hahaha.

The Reunion

Background story:

It’s been a while since my friends from my third year highschool section had a photoshoot and because most of them have jobs now, May 1 is the only day we can meet again.

The Task:

Send a PM to everyone to invite them for May 1.

The File Back-up

COME ON THIS IS LONG DUE BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE TIME ;_;

I’ll put all my ebooks and lecture notes in my Skydrive (YEAH, 25GB of free cloud storage) and all the future projects that I’m going to work on (which willl require collaboration online) will be in my Google Drive.

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Easter Sunday Ramblings

Oh hi, it’s been a while since I actually wrote something, the cause of which is mainly attributed to my non-academic commitments…which came immediately after my heavy academic ones. The month after my biggest project as my org’s VP External was spent mainly to catch-up on academics, because I did a great deal of damage to my academic standing to organize the said project. I kinda did it, having a higher sem ave than my other semesters where I got involved in organizations. It’s not really high though, compared to my classmates who were able to focus on their academics, but it’s acceptable and well actually, great, given my situation. How I wish I can be the kind of student who can manage to be the top of the class while accomplishing work on student organizations. Which reminds me that the valedictorian of our college for this year is such a student. Electrical engineering major too like, is she a freakin wizard? She is also kind and pretty. She’s the top of the class, and the top of a student council. And I thought no one’s perfect. Life is unfair.

Which made me think about how to do better on my academics this year. Nah, forget it I can never do it, haha. So moving on to a thing that will make much more sense…

GINTAMA, IS AGAIN, DISCONTINUED.

Lol, late news since its last episode aired last March 26. Due to my very hectic living (heehee pun intended, though I might be the only one giggling about it), it is the only anime show that I get to watch and look forward to every week. Now that it is yet again gone, I don’t know what to live for anymore. Well, not really. I have loads of anime on my to-watch list in my MAL account (O hai add me up, fayeorwhatsoever!) but eh, maybe due to SOPA or whatever act other countries are giving us, I am finding it hard to search for ~episodes~.

On a rather more normal note, I am still waiting for my internship acceptance letters of some sort. Actually, a company has already accepted me without any interview (just my resume and they just made me fill-up an application form), but well of course, I must seek greener pastures. The said company is interesting especially for me, because it clashes my interests namely information technology and industrial engineering (no, don’t add anime). However, the location of the office is inconvenient and I don’t get paid. This other company I’m applying to is an automotive company, which I’m not really knowledgeable about. Well, yeah, I know the models of your cars because I get to see them everyday especially in the busy capital (and oh, I got to ride some, thanks to non-registered public transport vehicles in our place!) but I don’t know the specifications like how I know it in computers. However, the plant location is convenient for me and I get paid, with freakin insurance.

So, while waiting for stuff to actually happen and get interesting, I burn the extra time accomplishing papers for my organization. We are doing a major revision of our constitution since we believe we have learned so much in the past four years of its existence (yes, this coming acad year will be my 4th year in the org, so we can say I almost grew with it…and I am old.) and we can finally create rules applicable and sustainable for the org. Well you see, our org is pretty complicated. It’s not just an org, it was formed by some admins to serve for the university. However, we are not considered as a department or anything of special treatment so we remained as an org. Being a new one, we have to make several adjustments and tried several combinations of what we think will work and so far, the system that we are drafting now, we believe, is the best for our org. Blah blah blah blah.

As my break from such life which I don’t believe is fit for a vacation, I play God of War 3 on the PS3 and well, encountered interesting ‘WHAT THE FREAKIN F’ moments, such as using a god’s head for illumination, uncalled-for sexual act with a goddess (also, my mother and little sister were watching when I was on that minigame -_-), random brutal god-killing, and well, SPARKLY SPARKLY NIFTY GRAPHICS! Okay.

Oh hooray for me, I was able to write a lengthy blog filler!

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4 years ago

I was in the stage of deciding the next big step in life I’m going to take. College.

For some reason I still have a separation anxiety over this certain school where I passed my real dream academic program— computer engineering. I didn’t attend that school because our family can’t afford it. It’s too late when I discovered that there are scholarships like being student assistants and stuff. I should have pursued what I really wanted, so I’ll not be having this I’m-enjoying-my-course-right-now-but-I-know-there’s-always-a-better-one-for-me-so-I-guess-I’ll-just-take-graduate-studies-for-it thing.

The real problem for me that time was that, I don’t really know what I wanted and I don’t know how to fight for it.

In a year, I’ll be taking another big leap in my life. I must make sure I’ll not mess up this time.

In other news…

I’m so freakin hungry I’m starting to think about shitty ‘What is the meaning of life’ things again.

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I’ll be taking my last prelim exam in a few hours

And here I am, blogging and reading random lulzy things on Cracked. Gah, Chinese new year is coming and I can’t help thinking about eating in Manila Chinatown. =_=

Okay so here’s my plan for my little food getaway. I’ll ride the jeep to Divisoria, go down at Benavidez st. and let all hell break loose.

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