Wednesday, October 31, 2007

According to Wikipedia, Retrenchment means the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable (e.g., by cutting jobs). It is a tactical concept similar to downsizing. This strategy is often used by corporations under pressure to raise profits, or who are failing in certain sectors and wish to concentrate in higher-gain areas.

This is what’s happening to our company right now. It’s really bad-timing. Christmas season is fast approaching. We’re less 100 left in the office right now and don’t know the next move of the company. Some of the higher-higher ups in operations were retrenched just this evening. What a Monday huh?! You can almost feel the pressure of being on the what side are you when some of your friends will be leaving soon and you won’t be able to see them everyday. I admit, that is one factor or reason why I’m still holding on is because of your friends. you don’t consider them not just officemates but really good friends. So sad, because for the past 7 years of working together, we won’t be seeing those faces everyday. Almost everyone were crying to sympathize with them. But of course, life has to go on!


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Sunday, October 28, 2007
New Gadget Again!
Rain I may say was a gadget lover. Game to be exact. He has playstation, psp, dreamcast, etc… name it! Just this week, we already received our monthly credit card statement. When he opened it. He was shocked! I was driving that time on our way to Shopwise for our grocery. Then, he hand me over a brochure regarding toys. Meron 0% daw! As usual ang gusto na naman nya is another gadget. Though it was on a very minimal amount, I was so leary about it. Ang dami na nyang gadget. Hindi na nga nya halos nagagamit lahat un noh He kept on insisting that it was 0% naman and it’s just for 6months max. Tahimik lang ako… and don’t want to argue with him about getting new gadget — by the way, it’s Gameboy Advance SP! Sabi ko sa isip ko… mas high-tech pa nga ung psp at playstation nya… bat gusto nya pa un?!

On our way home, he then checked the directory. Akala ko kung ano na un. Un pala e he wants to call the store if the gameboy is still available. Whew! Grabe na ito! Ayun, meron pa daw. He was eager to tell me that it’s still available. I really felt his excitement. Christmas gift daw nya sa sarili nya un. Well, para wala ng away cge na. E last week, nag-shopping ako hahaha! :)) at wala siyang nasabi nun ha, though it was a sale naman! Best buy na talaga halos nabili ko bec it was 50% O diba? Here’s my shopping spree in details:

  • Lacoste rubber shoes - original price 5K! I bought it only at 2,500.
  • 4 polo shirts from F&H - original price 575 each! I bought it only at 250 each.
  • 1 mini skirt from F&H - original price 800! I bought it only at 399.
  • 1 pants from mossimo - original price 1,900! I bought it only at 750.
  • 1 Nine West Shoes - original price 3,000! I bought it only at 999.

Grabe ba? Ok lang naman diba? Imagine kung original price ang bili ko… hahaha! Nagpsalamat pa nga siya that time at buti daw nde sale ang Mango. Naku siguro pag-sale. I’m sure nde na naman ako mapakali. hahaha! :)

Going back to Rain’s gadget. After work, he fetch me at the office and we had our breakfast over Jollibee…then right after before the mall opens nandun na kami. We went to Toys R Us in Robinson’s Galeria. Ayun. Sobrang excited. Mababaw lang daw ang kaligayahan nya! I’m so happy na rin. Because he’s happy!


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Friday, October 26, 2007
Company ID
At long last, I already receive my first ID using my new last name - MARCOS. Grabe ang tagal sobra. Since SVI (my previous company) we're bought out by Winsource last March of 2006 they should issue us new ID. Prior to giving them new sets of pictures for their records, ID purposes etc, I requested that my name be changed since I will be changing my surname soon. Herman, the one in-charge in issuance of ID (ngayon wala na siya... resign na!) na pede naman. Come after 1 month yata un, halos sa office meron ng ID ako wala pa. Follow-up ako ng follow up baket ganon wala pa rin. Sabi daw nila, "kase nawala ung picture ko". Hala na? Hello??? Ang dami ko kaya binigay na extra. So para wala ng away cge.. bigay ule ako. Then come after how many months na halos hindi ko na nga inintindi, I went again to HR again sabi naman, resign na si Herman kaya siguro nawala na... in short nagkalimutan na. Grrrr! San ka pa! So dinedma ko nalang. Wala kong paki kung wala ako ID. Then, came this year, Yes this year na po. Nagtanong ung bagong Logistics officer kung sino nalang ang walang ID. When I told them the story, they we're sorry naman. At ayun, nakita pa nila ung picture ko (ginagamit kase bibig sa paghahanap hindi mata). And siyempre natagalan na naman and less than 5 months to go 2 years na ako... ngayon lang ako nagka-ID. But I'm very happy at least I have ID using my new surname. Hirap mag-update ng mga ID. Next to accomplish is SSS ID. Buti nalang at nde ako kumuha ng electronic ID before when I was single. Meron na daw kase extra bayad. And The question is, "kelan kaya ako magkaka-time?" hahaha! Same with my passport, driver's license & credit cards, lahat ROSAL pa din. Wait ko nlang ma-expire so I won't be paying any additional payment for the card. Kaya lang goodluck. Lahat halos 2009 mag-e-expire!
Pero happy na din ako. At least, I don't have to explain that I'm married every time I'm using my name -- Katrina Rosal-Marcos.


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Thursday, October 25, 2007
What's In Your Name
Grabbed from Ann. (Kakaaliw!)
  • YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) Little Vios
  • YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Cookies & Cream Butter
  • YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) K.Mar
  • YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Blue Dog
  • YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Rosal Manila
  • YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) Mar Ka
  • SUPERHERO NAME (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink) The Red IceTea
  • NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) Macario Teodorico
  • STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy) Miracle Ferrero
  • WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names) Barrios Sarmiento
  • TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter) Cabal Cavite
  • SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flowers) Christmas Tulip
  • CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”) Mango Shorty
  • HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree) Bacon Mahogany
  • YOUR ROCKSTAR ENTOURAGE NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”) The Watching Rain Tour
  • YOUR PORN NAME: (First Pet + Name of street you grew up on) Little Matthew

I'm tagging: Wanda & Maeyo


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Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Grabbed this from CheChe.

A - Age: 28
B - Band Listening To Right Now: Apollo 440 "Stop The Rock" from Boys & Girls OST
C - Career: Call Center Slave
D - Drink or Smoke: Neither
E - Easiest Friends To Talk To: My Labidoodle, Belle & Ver
G - Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: Bears
H - Have a Boyfriend: None. I'm Married already
I - In love: Of Course
J - Junk Food You Like: Potato Chips (Lays, Ruffles, Pringles)
K - Kids: None. But Love My Nephew- Joshua
L - Longest Ride Ever: By Land (from Manila to Laoag - saket sa pwet =D)
N - Names For Your Future Kids: Hmmm... Patrick Rainier for boy & Patricia Katrina for girl. Haha. Ilusyonada! hehe
O - One Wish You Have Now: Good Health
P - Phobias: Tunnels & Height
Q - Favorite Quote: Try & Try Until You Succeed!
R - Reasons To Smile: Family & Friends
S - Sleeping Hours: 1pm-9pm on weekdays and 6pm-6am on weekends (batugan!)
U - Unknown Fact About You: I'm a thumbsucker (until 3rd grade) sssshhhh!
V - Vegetables You Hate: Eggplant, Ampalaya, Upo, Saluyot, Radish
W - Worst Habit: Procastinating
X - X-rays You’ve Had: Annual Physical Exams & Dental (for my braces before)
Y - Yummy Foods: Steaks, Pizza, Pasta,
Z - Zodiac Sign: Leo

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Monday, October 22, 2007
HK Disneyland
Last week, we had our HK trip with our family and friends. Saya! Initially, it was just for us barkada (Mac, Ver & Belle). We booked our flight ahead pa last June 2007 through Cebu Pacific's International flight promo of Php 99. Though it was our 2nd time together to HK, but for our friends, it was their 1st time. Kaya sobrang excited masyado. Then we mentioned it to our Mommy (mommy ni Rain) and decided want to go as well also with his youngest brother Ian. It'll be their first time to go abroad din. O diba? Parang tour guide lang kami diba? ;) We stayed at Hollywood Hotel.

hollywood hotel w/ Mommy and Ian HK airport (immigration)

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Happy Bday Mother Dearest!
What a tiring day! We just celebrated my mom's 55th birthday over dinner at Burgoo, Promenade. Nakakatawa pa nga since I have my free "Tomato Basil Spaghetti" as a treat for my birthday from HSBC credit card na hindi ko naman nagamit because late nang dumating ung letter. So, we planned it ahead na sa birthday nalang ni Mama namin gamitin. Then, we went to Powerplant (the nearest Burgoo from our place) right after lunch around 3pm. Wala lang ikot ikot lang since my mom was full pa that time, so parang merienda nalang. Then come 4:30pm we went upstairs and found out that Burgoo is under renovation. Waaaahhhh! Asar diba? Buti nalang at we didn't stay that long enough for us to be hungry. Kaya we went to Greenhills Promenade's Burgoo. Buti nalang at medyo walang traffic (though we're not that in a hurry naman). Then come the waitstaff, I presented the certificate and take our order. I didn't realize that meron pa palang additional na freebie of "Seafood Jambalaya" if I ordered more than 500Php. Buti nalang at binanggit saken. So, we had to pay only few bucks because we had 2 free dishes. Galing-galing! My mom was so happy that day... we celebrate it w/ the family as simple yet memorable. We gave her a bag as a present.
Happy Birthday Mother! We love you...
taken from my new phone P990i
(na-lowbat na ung camera namin dala) Bad trip!
Speaking of new phone, finally after how many years of depriving myself of buying new phone. Hehe! Lagi kaseng si Rain ang nag-uupgrade and ako ang nagmamana ng celphone nya... The last celphone I bought was Nokia 7650 and that was year 2002. O diba? Kaluma-lumaan talaga! After that, never na ako bumili lagi nalang bigay ni Rain. From Nokia 7650 to Ericsson T610 to K700 to K750i. I've been eyeing for this for a long time. Very cheap compared to other celphones who has complicated features. Actually, para sken medyo complicated ... halos nde ko pa nga tapos basahin manual. But what I like about this is PDA, camera and celphone all-in-one.
Now I'm still on the process of exploring its features. Kakaloka.... ;)

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Sunday, October 21, 2007
Welcome Back!
Whhhhoooooosh! I'm back! It's been a looooooongest longest longest time ever since my last post. I'm so busy at work kasama na din ang mga unimportant things na nde naman dapat bigyan ng pansin. After the wedding , (w/c is 10 mos ago) I was so tamad updating my blog. I don't know why. Maybe because I already accomplished everything I've been preparing for the longest time, not to mention our album and video. Waaahhh! Sorry... lagi akong on the magsisimula and in the end, hindi ko na matapos tapos. My mom, sister, friends were all convincing me to finish our video and album. Walang masabi si Rain kundi... "Busy kase si Kaye e". But I'm sure he's waiting for it hindi lang nya ako makulit ng ganon-ganon. I don't know kung ako lang ba ang having a hard time from choosing songs to pics etc. I'm so eager to see our wedding video na din but pag sinisimulan ko, anjan ung ang dami ko ng iba naiisip gawin. Well... Ayoko naman umabot ng Dec 2007 nang wala pa sa amin ung video, kahit video nalang muna... waaaahhhh! I have to get inspired! Hahaha
To all my fellow bloggers... censya na kung medyo nawala ako for the past 10months, ni ultimo supplier's rating nde ko na din nagawa. Ano ba un! Ang bad ko noh.....
Tomorrow, I'll start posting again... dami na nangyari sa buhay MISIS... still not preggy!


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Tuesday, October 02, 2007
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