Saturday, October 26, 2013

back from vacation

Been MIA again as I went for a short vacation in Manila for two weeks.

Yup, only two weeks. So bitin! But what to do. I'm just glad that I got the vacay spot so I can see my sister.

Two weeks went by so fast. Unfortunately, this is not the good season there. When I arrived, it was raining cats and dogs. 

Good thing we cancelled our Cebu-Bohol trip otherwise we experienced the 7.2 magnitude earthquake. I feel sorry for Bohol as that earthquake caused a lot of damages especially to the tourist spots and even to the residents there.

Even our Vigan trip was cancelled due to my sister's condition. Anyhow, we changed it to a day trip to Las Casas Filipinas in Bataan. A very very nice place. 

Where else I went to? Hmmm... Villa Escudero were I had my tantrums so I don't have a single photo and later on went to Hamilo Coast with my friends.

So yesterday morning I still can't get a good grip of myself that I have to pack and went back here. Since I have this bad habit of last minute packing, as usual I forgot a lot of things. I bought this especial dried tawilis in Tagaytay that I forgot to bring. And I was even looking forward eating it. I just remember it in the middle of my flight. Even my fave neck pillow was forgotten as my mom was holding it on our way to the airport. Found out today that my sister brought it along with them home. Now my ube pillow is on his way to Canada. I don't think I will see him again. *Sob sob.

And I wasn't able to buy all the things I needed to buy. Wasn't able as well to visit all the places I planned to go (mostly malls). I had so much things that I wanted to do but I don't have enough time. Aside from the fact that I got sick during the last few days of my vacation.

Btw, today is my especial day. Unfortunately, I'm just spending my day alone in my room as I feel too sick to go out though if I wanted I can go but I don't know what might happen to me.

so long bakasyon, I need to go and get back on working my ass of.

Friday, October 04, 2013

my birthday wish

Wahahaha... Feeling like a kid and wishing for some birthday present this year.

I saw this one months ago but was too busy to go out and look in the stores.

Then one time, by chance we passed by in electronics store and saw this:

actually, the one that I saw is not HK but in pure pink color

It's actually not expensive nor cheap, but when I saw a HK one in the net, I got berseck. I told myself, am gonna have this included in my wish list.

Although having camera in which have memory that you can store pictures in your drive, this one is also nice as I can use the pictures in the collage project am planning to do.

I'm going to get this, before the end of this year.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

the things we should be thankful of

I had my first lieu day today. Just to do some things that needs to be done once and for all.

While on the bus on my way home, I suddelny remembered the conversation I had with my friends a few days ago. We were sharing our experiences we had here in Dubai and we realized how lucky we are compared to other Filipinos who are here as well.

First of all, when I arrived here, I already had all the comfort I can ask. A good accomodation, transportation, food and company. I never had problems with getting my salary and benefits. I never experienced being in bed space like those other people who needs to share a room with 4 to 8 people (there are more extreme numbers in some stories that I heard) with one toilet so there's a strict toilet schedule for everybody (heard that if you missed your time, you have to suffer). And I was talking a room here, not a flat.

Even when I moved in a new company and got promoted after a year. I have my own room. With attached toilet. The living room is decent. We don't need to pay for any utilities expenses except for the internet.

Our accomodation have it's own gym, internet room, laundry room, tv & games room and swimming pools. Most of the basic needs you can find here. From job band 8 to 10 (10 as the lowest), there are only two people to share a room. Most of the companies are not like this. If you're on lower job band, then you have to share the room with few more people. Yet these colleagues always find a way to complain about so many things. When you look in those aspects, we should be thankful for the management as they were trying their best to give almost everything for the staff.

Back to me in the bus today, halfway through my journey, I overheard two people talking about almost the same thing. They are getting a gross salary (meaning no free accomodation, transportation & food - actually all these benefits were normally offered in hotels and some companies) and got a notice that they need to look for a new room as the one who's renting the whole flat didn't pay the building owner for months. So even if they were paying on time, someone was using their money on other things and doesn't reach out the owner. Sad isn't it?

Then while waiting for a taxi in front of Deira City Center, a fellow kabayan asked me if I knew some certain address as I guess that they were job hunting. I told them to get a taxi so the driver can guide them there. Apparently, they were on a tight budget so they cannot do that. He said he only have AED50 and doesn't want to spend it on taxi fare. My eyes suddenly avert to the bag am holding - I just bought a sushi/maki set worth AED38 and cheese snacks for AED10 for my merienda which almost the same price for the budget of that person for the day. I feel useless for not being able to help them when they were looking helpless that time. As I look at them from afar, I thank god that I didn't experience things like that. Here in Dubai, I only once attended a job interview (in person) and that was for the current job am having. 

Well, Papa Jesus,I just wanted to thank you for all the things. There maybe some unfortunate events but I believe that everything happens for a reason. If it will come, it will come.