Saturday, December 24, 2005


Survived my first week at work! Not bad huh?! All though occupational hazard includes dancing "Pinoy Ako"... PBB theme song... in Christmas parties for like ten million times already! I'm a newbie... can't really say no. Darn it!

Big boss is great. Really hands on with everything and very approachable. I haven't really sat down with my immediate boss yet coz he's on leave. I have to reserve judgement how nice he is. Rest of the office is typical corporate life... snobs and perky friendly ones scattered all over. Although the distance is just too much I'm so tired by the time I get home and I need to wake up extra early not to be late. And I need to find people to work with. I don't have a team yet.

Blah... blah... blah... let's not forget it's Christmas and although I'm in a Grinch-y mood... Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year! Last night awesome Christmas party with the 4J girls and boys. Hooray for all those who prepared food! Salute to the Pesto cook! Love it! And to the Spanish Sardines pasta maker too! Yummy. Pesto cook also made a scrumptious Strawberry Pie. Hmmm...

Ho-ho-ho everybody!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


On friday I officially become an employee of this local semi-government bank. Although they asked me to come in on thursday for briefing and some HR stuff. The past week I've been busy going around the Metro getting all my pre-employment docs ready. Been to QC for NBI clearance and today I went all the way to SM Southmall for my medical. Which by the way is the hatest thing I have to do when starting a job. No, not afraid of them getting my blood. It's the peeing and shitting in cups for the lab tests. Eeooow! I'm almost done. Just need to get something from my previous employer... and of course get a facial, manicure and pedicure! Gotta be hot on my first day!

Thing is I'm really excited to get my first pay check. But since I'm moving out of the house I'm thinking of spending it "wisely". Like buying something for my new place. An armoire or sofa. Or should I spend it on a pair of skinny jeans I've been eyeing lately?! Hmmm... my old roommate mentioned someone selling really nice True Religion jeans.

Isn't this what they call... "counting your eggs before they hatch"?

So many things to buy... so little money... so little time.

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Sunday, December 11, 2005

My 2005 Christmas Wish List

Well... just in case Santa goes blog hopping and sees mine...

1. A new cellphone: Sony Ericsson Z800i
2. A paint job for my car
3. Shoes for work. A sexy black leather pumps from Steve Madden, Nine West, Enzo Angiolini, or Chinese Laundry. Hey, doesn't mean I'm a banker I can't be a fashionista! I'm size 6 by the way...
4. A G4 15-inch PowerBook.
5. A leather wallet
6. A skirt from Zara
7. A office jacket from Mango
8. A wrap-around dress from Topshop
9. A Tudor or Bulgari silver watch... or maybe two-toned so I can wear it with silver or gold jewelry.
10. A black leather bag from Coach
11. A pair of Citizens of Humanity or Seven for All Mankind jeans
12. A pair of really cool eyeglasses so I can rest my eyes from wearing contacts
13. A Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T7 Digital Camera
14. A cool bed (Japanese style) for my new apartment
15. A pair of Havaianas again. Model name is Joy. Has flowers on the thongs. Maybe one in blue or lavander.

Why don't you share your own wish list?!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Blairbitch is a Banker

Yes, finally I got a job. I accepted a position to head a team that does auctions of repossesed properties in a local bank. Pay is okay... I guess. But what lured me was the traveling around the Philippines twice a month. It's in my blood, traveling that is. I can't help it. My big boss told me I'd probably get sick of it after awhile. I doubt. As long as there's new places to see and new things to explore I'm all game.

I'm starting on the 15th. I thought it was a weird time to start. After all the year is about to end and it runs right smack the holiday season. I don't care though. At least the year will start good for me. I won't be broke anymore! Maybe just a little dented.

Kinda worried coz I probably should act a little bit mature now. It's real work not like what I used to do before. Not that I don't think my old jobs were just for play. But who would've thought I'd be working in a bank??? Well, just my first job anyway after MBA. No harm in trying out this one.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

RP CHEATING... or so THEY say...

For the past couple of days I've been reading in the newspapers the accusations of Thai prime minister Suwat Liptapanlop. He was very vocal in his opinions about the unfair judging of the SEA Games. Although they also say his words were taken out of context. He didn't really explicitly say RP was cheating. Just sort of implied it. The Thai representatives vow they will be "fair" when they host the SEA Games in 2007.

I haven't been watching the games on tv but I read the newspaper to keep myself posted. Philippines leads the medal tally with 74 gold, 53 silver, and 57 bronze. I guess there are some events you can actually cheat on. But how about other events that rely on pure skill? Running? Swimming? Biking? Then again, aren't the countries well represented in the judging? Hmm...

Imagine marring the good relationship with Thailand all because of this event. Pres. GMA was very diplomatic about it and ordered an investigation. Hello! It's not like it's gonna increase our GDP or alleviate poverty!

Cheaters. Hmmm... but why am I not totally convinced we're not?!


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