October 25, 2007

song of the week

"Power of Two"

Now the parking lot is empty
Everyones gone someplace
I pick you up and in the trunk Ive packed
A cooler and a 2-day suitcase
Cause theres a place we like to drive
Way out in the country
Five miles out of the city limit were singing
And your hands upon my knee

So were okay
Were fine
Baby Im here to stop your crying
Chase all the ghosts from your head
Im stronger than the monster beneath your bed
Smarter than the tricks played on your heart
Well look at them together then well take them apart
Adding up the total of a love thats true
Multiply life by the power of two

You know the things that I am afraid of
Im not afraid to tell
And if we ever leave a legacy
Its that we loved each other well
Cause Ive seen the shadows of so many people
Trying on the treasures of youth
But a road that fancy and fast
Ends in a fatal crash
And Im glad we got off
To tell you the truth

Cause were okay
Were fine
Baby Im here to stop your crying
Chase all the ghosts from your head
Im stronger than the monster beneath your bed
Smarter than the tricks played on your heart
Well look at them together then well take them apart
Adding up the total of a love thats true
Multiply life by the power of two

All the shiny little trinkets of temptation
(make new friends)
Something new instead of something old
(but keep the old)
All you gotta do is scratch beneath the surface
(but remember what is gold)
And its fools gold
(what is gold)
Fools gold
(what is gold)
Fools gold

Now were talking about a difficult thing
And your eyes are getting wet
I took us for better and I took us for worse
Dont you ever forget it
Now the steel bars between me and a promise
Suddenly bend with ease
The closer Im bound in love to you
The closer I am to free

So were okay
Were fine
Baby Im here to stop your crying
Chase all the ghosts from your head
Im stronger than the monster beneath your bed
Smarter than the tricks played on your heart
Well look at them together then well take them apart
Adding up the total of a love thats true
Multiply life by the power of two

going out to you who've been played with many times. stay away from those jerks! ;)

quote to reflect on

I expect you can share some nice songs with me…...

ano yaaaannnn??? etong mga chinese talaga. kailangang ayusin ang pag phrase ng sentences. napapaisip tuloy ako. hindi ko na naman sana sya crush! tagal na! ahem! :p

hindi ko tuloy ma-delete ang email! :p

October 10, 2007

funny clips

naloka ako sa mga clips na to... the first two were shown in the training i'm in to right now. grabeh, ako pinakadakog katawa sa mga participants! wahahaha

October 06, 2007

pahabol sa buzy

waaaahhhh i forgot to mention that my manager asked me to prepare an itinerary for our team's team building activity which we should be holding either end of october or first week of november!

ok ka lang???

everything's out of my system. now i can sleep.

oh, i should still send someone a book via snail mail! :D watch out for it sweetheart! :p

buzy buzy buzy

october is definitely the busiest month for me in 2007. so far. it's not only about work. i'm not staying late at the office like i used to because of work but i'm still busiest now because i'm juggling a lot of things to do and i'm sorting out a lot of things in my mind.

oct 1 - 2. i was on external training for unleashing my creativity! wow! contrary to public understanding (courtesy of sue), this seminar is not about singing, dancing, acting, or what else have you. it's about problem solving and innovating at the workplace chuvalences. i didn't like it. at all! :p

oct 3 - 5. craziness! being the vice-chairman of the recreational club of our company, i'll be taking over the chairman's responsibilities as she is leaving the company this month. ging gang gooly goodness gracious! i've never handled such big a responsibility in planning, monitoring, and making decisions for activities for a company with almost a thousand employees! gosh! we have a family day coming up this 20th october. i thought everything was running smooth in our preparations but when we had our meeting, everything was in shambles. when i called up our organizer, the payment hasn't been made. panic mode in full force! good thing the goddess rose to the occasion and was able to discover what's been thought to have been all right and made some actions and decisions before it's too late. it's my first time to be exposed to the complicated process of raising PRs and what nots! i had to give myself a pat on the back for a job well done today!

but gosh! i hope everything turns out well next week for the planning as i will be out of the office for another three days! waaaahhhh!!!

oct 8 - 10. project management training. it's good to have connections. teehee! a training that's not supposed to be yours can be yours! :p well, somebody backed out. i was informed. i wasn't supposed to be eligible but connections connections! :p

but what about the family day! my gaaaaaaadddddd!!! panic again! we have to have 1,350 people for this company activity! ok emman. calm down. breathe. say banana. not yet okay? all right, think of a bigger banana. there you go! should be happy now! :p

oct 11 - 12. family day again. meeting with the organizer and emcees for program preparation. prizes not yet decided. registrants still to be determined. there's only one week left to prepare!!! breathe. stay calm. banana. big banana.

oct 15 - 17. another external training. vb .net. good addition to my resume! wehehehe. hay, this month is training month. good company. good company! :D

oct 18 - 19. nervous breakdown. noh! be a goddess of serenity and calm emman. go to a church. pray on your knees from door to altar. the family day will be a success! ;)

oct 20. pandemonium! waaaahhhh... hehehe. it'll be very very fun and successful! pwamis! ;)

oct 22 - 25. cramming time to get all my acts together to give a good impression to a visiting french boss who will be discussing project matters which i'll be playing a big role in. pressure! :(

oct 24. supposed to go home for one of my closest friend's (fe's) wedding. wahhh cannot lah! french boss discuss project to me lah! :( will go home on the weekend instead! waaahhhh, airfare sky high lah! miracle please! miracle for airfare to go down. i'll only go home on the weekend to meet fe and her english fiance.

in between those dates mentioned, i've got to squeeze in my study for my new project which will be starting in 2 or 3 weeks, my mentoring of the new validation engineer assigned to me, planning and monitoring for the biggest company event happening in november which is the dinner and dance (nervous... nervous.... raffle draw mechanics... interesting gimmicks... gosh... it's just a month of preparation after family day), and my preparation for the trip of my life in december (tickets are way over my budget!!!).

waaaahhhh, just reading all these makes me wanna cry in the loving arms of a husband. but i don't have a husband. bob doesn't want me to be his wife. roland hasn't sent me an email or anything. kenneth is off womanizing. and viel is only sending me take care sms once in a blue moon! and i'm 100% not giving in to any of my stalkers! waaaahhh... hehehe... i don't have time pala for lovelife this month... or until end of this year...

focus emman. focus. you'll get through it all. all you need is faith in yourself and in others who are working with you. some good rest and proper eating. and of course, your source of strength and life: banana! everything will be all right! :p

October 04, 2007

quoteable quote

"We all think we're going to be great and we feel a little bit robbed when our expectations aren't met. But sometimes expectations sell us short. Sometimes the expected simply pales in comparison to the unexpected. You got to wonder why we cling to our expectations, because the expected is just what keeps us steady. Standing. Still, the expected's just the beginning, the unexpected is what changes our lives."

~Dr. Meredith Grey~


thanks madz for sharing it :)

October 02, 2007

an eventful day

a series of interesting events happened today.

1. i was the last to arrive at my company-sponsored seminar on creativity at tekka mall in little india. when i arrived, the second to the last latecomer was playing his guitar and singing as punishment for his being late. when i got in, waaaahhhh, people were giving me the "you're next look". they all clapped for me to take the floor and do my own performance as punishment. ang kapal ko. :( i didn't do anything at all. i just said "i don't have any talent". i chickened out. well, i didn't want to make a fool of myself especially that the handsomest guy in our company was there! waaaahhhh... hehehe. besides, i could only sing with a mic and there was none so i couldn't do it. next time na lang. sana wala nang next time! :p

2. a colleague whom i never interacted with except regarding work came up to me when i was alone to ask me if i'd been in gay pubs. hmmm, nagduda na ako! through our conversation, she confided that she's also like me: diyosa. pero sya, babae ang gusto nya. babae rin syang tunay. aba, mega shock ako for her to trust me with that information. and since she trusted me, her secret is safe with me. :) secret eh sinulat ko dito! hwek hwek hwek. secret ang identity nya i mean! :D

3. my ex-crush bxk, who was seated in front of me, kept leaning towards me until his back would touch either my hands or knees. aba aba aba!!! hmmm, sige crush na nga lang ulit! :p

4. uwian time, i walked from little india to bugis. when i was near bugis already, i suddenly stopped walking to look at where i was supposed to go when also, all of a sudden, a guy who was walking so fast stopped in front of me, looked at me intently, and he seemed to take all of me inside his eyes. gosh! there was a little fear in me but i regained my composure. i walked on, changed direction and whola lowla, the guy was following me. he would go ahead of me and then look at me. wala pang smile yan ha! i just looked at him and walked to the nearest bus station to examine the bus guide. aba, to my upper left view, nandun ang mama at inaabangan ako. i didn't bother to look at him straight because i didn't want to encourage him to get on with his plans! ayokong ma-rape in broad daylight noh! hehehe. the guy was either from bangladesh or sri lanka. i'm not really sure. he wasn't bad looking. it was just i was not in the mood! hahaha. hindi noh! the truth is, hindi ako easy girl! :p seriously, medyo natakot talaga ako ng konti because he really followed me around. buti sana kung nag-smile sya eh parang rapist yung dating nya! hay, sa singapore lang talaga ako nagkaron ng mga stalkers! pangalawa sya sa pinakamatinding stalker ko! mahirap talaga pag hot mama ka! :p

5. finally got my w660i sony ericsson walkman phone at a low-whooping 38 singapore dollars! well, thanks to promo and my 100 dollar voucher! grabeh, mas mahal pa ang bed sheet ko kesa sa cellphone!
6. at the escalator in plaza singapura, i noticed a girl. and NO hindi attraction yun but distraction! :p cebuana kasi talking with her other cebuana friend. she looked at me and i looked at her. then we looked at each other again sabay sabi nya "waaahhhh di ko matandaan saan kita nakilala" at sabi ko "familiar ka". naaalala na nya raw. ako daw ung crush nung brother nya at barkada nung brother nya. may pic daw ako sa kanila. naka-frame sa room ng bro nya! jowk! sa dami kong stalker, hindi na ko magtaka na yung brother nya ang connection namin! wehehehe. seriously, schoolmates pala kami in college. small world na naman.

7. when i came home, i wasn't feeling well. nauseated, pa-vomit-vomit kahit walang vomit. i think i'm pregnant! :p and noh, hindi si number 4. nag immaculate conception lang ako kasi may napanaginipan lang ako :p

baby leila

congratulations to ms lily and lloyd for a healthy and beautiful baby :)

October 01, 2007

news flash

there's one good thing that happened to me lately. well, actually it's not so new anymore as it happened around 3 weeks ago. due to having so many things on my mind lately, i only got to announce it to my friends whom i interact with everyday leaving some of my other close friends to find it out from other people. of course, it would be nice if the news comes from me personally.

the closest of my friends know one of the things that had been eluding me for the past 5 years. finally, i have it in my grasp. when i earned it, i didn't know how to feel actually. more than 5 years of waiting to finally be reunited with loved ones is finally possible. i'm not one who cries easily but at that moment, being alone, i cried. not buckets but tears that i could not contain.

happiness can really make you cry. when you have happiness within your grasp, you feel it's even sweeter after all the wait and suffering you had to endure.

happiness can come in the form of a visa. :)