Monday, December 30, 2013

2013's Mess

I was on my way to work, one night, when I passed by a pizza house. Outside of it was a greeting that said, “Merry Christmas”.
Yes, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year though 2013 is a disaster to us Filipinos. The collision of two ships in Cebu water area where people’s lives were taken by a human error. The short war in Mindanao, the revelation of corruption behind some politicians, the 7.2 magnitude that hit Central Visayas and just recently the super typhoon Yolanda swept almost everything in the East side of the Visayas Region.

Would your Christmas be merry and your New Year be happy if you’ve been through all of these? I would say “Yes”. Yes, because I survived or we survived. It means that God is giving us another day to start with and another chance to live life. 

Created on 10th of the 12, 2013


Yes, I'm teaching AGAIN... I don't know if i'm just really pushing it through for the sake of another income or is just because I learned to love it. I was thinking that teaching was one easy job but as I'm cruising it, it's the opposite.
I have this free teaching to my student. I am her speaking class teacher (i don't speak well myself) and i have this free teaching. Honestly, I don't usually prepare a lesson for her and confident not to because of the wifi connection and her gadgets and with of course.
However, there were quite a few times that I messed up myself and the lessons, really. Quite a few times that I was very sure of my answers to her questions but she wasn't. So, she looked it up and found the answers to her questions. I've learned from her instead. Pity! It's a big shame.

This is a sample lesson that I messed up.

Two-syllable words:
ED = If the stress is on the first syllable, the word only gets one consonant + ED.
ING = If the stress is on the first syllable, the word only gets one consonant + ING.


·  visit and visited, open and opened
·  happen and happening, enter and entering
ED = If the stress is on the second syllable, the word gets a double consonant + ED.
ING = If the stress is on the second syllable, the word gets a double consonant + ING.


·  refer & referred, admit & admitted
·  begin & beginning, permit & permitting

So, I’ve been using these words and just realized that the stress on a syllable matters.

 created on 6th of 10, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

Trivia Tungkol kay William

Nagkakilala kami ni William sa ACS, I1 pa lang kami nun hanggang nailipat kami sa Skyrise1. Kahit sino kinakausap niyan dahil madaldal siya kahit nun pa. Pero in fairness marami kang matutunan sa kanya. Mabuti siyang kaibigan kahit prangka pero sanay na kami so balewala nalang sa amin.Mapagmahal siya lalo na sa kanyang pamilya. Determinado sa kanyang ginagawa, masipag at higit sa lahat katulad ng buong myembro ng Certified Tripperz, gusto niyang puntahan ang lahat ng magagandang parte ng mundo na nilikha ng Panginoon.

Belated Happy Birthday Yam!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Incheon Masters Invaded Cebu

Once a upon a time, I was a teacher. It sounds odd to me because teaching is far from what I want to do but with my curiosity, i tried just to gain experience. I couldn't imagine myself teaching but for two weeks, I found myself teaching foreign students, specifically Koreans.

These young boys and girls are 17 years old in Korea. They are naive, gentle and polite. Yet, it wasn't still easy, really. However, I wanted to prove to myself that somehow I can, so I continued.

It's an ESL Summer Camp, teaching English language is way too difficult for me since I'm not a teacher by profession but I still want to pursue it. I consider it as a challenge instead of pampering the negative feelings. I've met more than 20 students, most of them are boys with different personalities, abilities and behavior so I had to be flexible and I had to lengthen my patience. There was once in my 2 in 1 class when one student was behaving impolitely, 'twas not the first time he did that in my class. I tried to pacify him but he seemed very aggressive so I ignored him and I focused on discussing the lesson to his mate. But my tears wanted to gush from the corners of my eyes because somehow I failed to help him.

Indeed, it was tough but it's fun. As I was teaching, I learned many things, I gained friends and I grew up in a way I didn't expect.

To the students, you taught me things without you knowing it and it is the attitude of keep going even if you are on the hardest part of what you are doing. I've witnessed your perseverance even in a span of time and you showed me exactly what must one do to succeed. I'm glad that once in my life we've met and may you keep the things that I shared to you and may you share it to others as well.

And to my colleagues, i may have not witnessed everything you've done in the camp but i've witnessed your dedication to your job even if it's perhaps the shortest period of contract you've ever signed. From teaching your students to getting the grades of your children, from the floor then down to have your lunch and bugging "kuya" for an extra rice. And for these I say, weeeeeeeeew! Congrats to all of us, we've made it possible, though not perfect but it's almost, wasn't it?

Saturday, June 15, 2013

What Do You Want To Say To Your 4-Year Old Self?

I was lying awake in our living room when I obliviously staring on one of the laminated photos hanging on our wall. You could tell that they were taken some centuries ago for they are not clear. I held it close to see it clearly. It is a rectangular shape made of thick piece of wood. It has four photos on it. Two photos of myself with my mom on the upper right and lower right and two photos of myself alone on the upper left and lower left side. I am fascinated by those photos, was wearing a dirty white dress with a pair of socks and a pair of rubber shoes except for the photo on the lower left. I was wearing a pair blue shorts, pair of blue slippers and a white shirt with some strokes of blue on it and I had a black straight shiny hair way then. And I am more fascinated by this photo than the other three. I was 4 years old then.

As I was looking on that photo, I was wondrin’ and thinking what it was then? Perhaps, things were easier and smoother, days were simpler and slower. Perhaps, my only worry was my parents’ scary stories about a monster that would eat me if I wouldn’t chew and swallow the food in my mouth.  Perhaps, I would only cry for a toy was snatched by a playmate, or perhaps, I would only cry for a small cut in my skin. I feel so old when I realized that I could hardly remember how was being a 4-year old. Somehow, I was talking to myself and could not help but asked, “What do you want to say to your 4-year old self?”

Hard as it may seem, I would tell her that things in the world are scarier than the monster in your parents’ stories. Have more friends and go crazy with them but choose a few ones that you would trust. Go to school, study hard,share your knowledge, play around, sleep hard, play hard, eat well, shout if you really need it but keep your silence if all you want to say are bad things. Be kind to yourself and to others. Follow the rules then break some. Make every effort to reach your dreams but if perhaps, things are not allowing you, let it go for a while. Explore and experience but beware of your limits. What people would say about you doesn’t matter. If ever you’ll screw things while exploring, face the consequences and learn from that experience. Don’t blame people if you fail. Try harder. After all, you will reap your success alone. Look back from where you’ve been. You are responsible to yourself. You would choose what do you want in your life, so be careful in choosing. If ever you are uncertain, just take your time to think and decide. Travel more and have a good time. Love your parents. Love yourself and love the people that love you and let go of the people who don’t. Smile, dwelling on bitterness leaves you behind. Shut your mouth hard if you are angry, cry or wail if you must. Don’t make promises even if you think you could make it. Loosen up your pride and say sorry. Being compassionate is important. And lastly, pray to our Lord, ask for His forgiveness, say thanks and praises to Him, adore Him and, ask for His guidance and ask for the things that you would need and want. I tell you, He knows everything what you want right before you ask it to Him.

This might sound only a few but I am dying to say these things to my 4-year old self. It’s been a lot of years and there were a lot of things that happened too since I was four. And at this age, I may not still fully aware of everything yet I’m grateful for the Good Lord has provided me with good years, along those years are joys and sadness, they may seem not the most beautiful years yet it taught me a lot about life, and that what makes it beautiful, anyway.

Do you also have something to say to your 4-year old self?

Saturday, June 8, 2013

trivia tungkol kay Ronan

Sa Innodata rin kami nagkakilala ni Ronan hanggang sa napunta kami sa ACS at nabuo ang CERTIFIED TRIPPERZ. Mahiyain at tahimik at bihira lang magsalita pero pag nagsalita naman, sa kanya lahat. Masarap rin siya kasama dahil mapagbigay at maalaga at saka "always prepared." Nakakainis minsan dahil feeling niya siya yung pinakabata sa lahat pero infairness hindi naman halata kasi inaalagaan niya daw 'yung skin niya.

Marunong magpahalaga sa pamilya at sa mga taong naging bahagi sa buhay niya kaya nga umaani siya ng maraming kaibigan. Malimit magbiro at magyabang at wala siyang absent sa kapag may lakad ang grupo. Nagagalit rin ako sa kanya minsan pero alam ko nagagalit siya sa akin kadalasan, hehehe. Marami akong nakakatuwang experience sa Gemini na 'to. So, thank you for sharing something, I may not there always and may sometimes provoke you pero I consider you as part of my life na. Happy Birthday, Nan!!!. (ikaw nalay wish para sa imong self woe, hehhehe)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

zendy cuizon's

credits to Zendy Cuizon, they are beautiful!!!

Baguio City

we dressed like the natives
(photo grabbed from Dave's)

It was one rainy afternoon when I found myself, Jaja and Dave running across the street of IT Park. We need a print out and a payment of our booked ticket for Manila. I was not feeling well after I dried myself, however, it was all worth it.

 Manila was not our primary destination, it was the City of Baguio. We traveled by Victory Liner bus for round about 8 hours. It was an AC bus with a wifi connection. As we go along the way, we had bus stops where there are wash rooms and pantries.

I just found out a few places before we reached Baguio. We passed Tarlac, Pangasinan and La Union; I have something to add on to my geography class. After passing La Union, I could see moist on the window glass next to my face. It’s telling me that we are so near. I also noticed that the bus was climbing and it was starting to move slowly.  And there are quite a few kilometers before we could reach Baguio City. We passed on road cliffs, curve lanes and I could see mountains afar.

The passengers were starting to desert the bus when we reached the terminal. I already felt and smelled the different air breeze that greeted me when I had my first step on their ground. The weather was not offensive for the air was cold, it was very pleasing.

We arrived late in the afternoon in a small inn. We freshened up a bit. We strolled at SM Baguio until the very cold dark night suggested us to have a dinner. You would prefer to stay inside the mall for it is warm. I was freezing the whole time we were outside.

On the next day, we went out so early in the morning. I took a bath as fast as I could for the place that we rented were lack of facilities, the water and the weather frozened me. And under the heat of the sun, I could still wear my jacket without sweating. The place is the very opposite of Cebu. Cebu is mostly warm and the warmest during summer. So, I’ve always wanted to see what's the weather like in Baguio City.

Then we started to crash the Baguio’s tourist destinations, like The Mansion House, Cathedral Baguio, Old Diplomat Hotel, Panagbenga Park and Good Shepherd Baguio. We strolled Camp John Hay, Burnham Park, Mines View Park. Dave and Jaja had the chance to see the PMA inside because they brought their ID’s with them while Ronan, William and I were left outside because we left ours.

We wished to visit the whole place but time goes fast when you are having fun. So we took a bus late at night for Manila.

Bantayan Island

I was sitting next to Jaja on a bus on a Saturday morning. I was munching an apple for my stomach was craving for an early lunch. It might take us past 12 noon to reach Bantayan Island. We traveled to the north side because it is located in the northeast of Cebu.

We had a roro to bring us in the island. It sailed for almost an hour though the waves were calm. As we slowly approached the island, I could see white sands in the horizon. The island is indeed covered with white sands. We strolled the place after we secured our things to the small place that we rented. We took the road on our way to have our lunch and we headed to the shore on our way back to our place. We walked almost a kilometer yet the sound of the water as it splashed on the shore was very rewarding. I stepped on the soft white sand leaving my foot marks. As I look back, they were erased by the sea water when it reached them. The sky was the bluest with the white clouds painted in different forms. The sky reflected its color to the water, it blued like it never had been blued before. It seemed like there was a magnetic force pulling me towards the water to swim. And the sea breeze was warm on the last week of summer.

We rented a boat the day after. We went to a few islands nearby. We snorkeled. The island is unspoiled for the sea corals are protected.

The sun rested and so were we. I heard roaring thunders in the midst of our sleep and a bit worried because we will leave the island first thing in the morning. But thank God, the bad weather subsided and we headed to the port for another roro back to cross the sea. And another bus back to the reality.

ps. photos were grabbed from Jaja and Dave

Thursday, May 2, 2013

trivia tungkol kay Nelia

Katulad ni Mads, sa Innodata rin kaming unang nagtagpo ni Nelia. Team mates kami at kasama siya sa grupo naming pasaway pero pag nagtrabaho naman kami eh, talagang trabaho ang inaatupag namin. Sa break time nalang namin binubuhos ang kakulitan namin.

Pag lumalabas ang grupo, siya ang unang umuuwi dahil may curfew daw sa bahay ng kanyang auntie. At pag yan nag jojoke, hindi mo talaga mamalayan na mag jojoke pala siya dahil seryosong seryoso yan magsalita.

Minsan, sinamahan niya ako sa clinic dahil masamang masama ang  pakiramdam ko, takot na takot ako noon at natakot rin siya dahil hindi ako mapakali, hahahaha. Salamat dhai.

Mabait si Nelia, inuuna ang pamilya at walang masyadong arte sa buhay.

Happy, Happy Birthday Dhai Nelia!!!

trivia tungkol kay Mads

Nagkakilala kami ni Mads sa Innodata. Batch kaming noong training period pero sa ibang training room sila. Naging mag team mates kami after training. Nakaupo siya sa kabilang cubicle na nakatalikod. Buhok niya ang una kong napansin dahil sobrang shiny. OooOooy, kapangalan ko pala si Miss Shiny Hair. Mula noon, magkasama kami tuwing break time at lumalabas din kami paminsan minsan kasama ang buong barkada.

Pareho kaming Taurean pero magkaiba ang ugali namin dahil katulad ni Nelia, kadalasan mahinhin siya magsalita at mas mabait siya compara sa akin. Pero pareho kaming malakas tumawa lalo na kung si Emz at Nelia ang nag jojoke.

Malabong mauubusan siya ng salita pag nasa mood yan pero noong nagalit siya sa akin minsan (sorry mads), hahahaha, talagang hindi ako pinansin ng isang libong taon. Kasalanan ko naman so hinayaan ko muna siyang magtampo hanggang sa magsawa na siya.

Si Mads ay mapagmahal lalo na sa kanyang pamilya.

Happy Happy Birthday, Mads!!!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

trivia tungkol kay nida

click me

Nagkakilala kami nung naging mag kapitbahay kami, naging magkatabi pa ang bahay namin. Hindi kami masyadong nag babonding nung nag aaral pa kami kasi bihira lang siyang lumabas ng bahay, hanggang ngayon din naman, eh. Nagsimula kaming mag bonding nung natapos na namin 'yung pag aaral namin pero hindi rin nagtagal 'yun dahil pumunta siya sa Maynila para magtrabaho. It took more than three years para magtiis na mawalay sa kanyang pamilya para lang makatulong sa kanila, in short responsable at pamilya niya ang inuuna niya.

Tahimik siya most of the times lalo na pag hindi niya kilala ang tao pero pag 'yan nakapagsimulang mag ingay,  mas maingay pa siya sa akin. Fashionista po siya at mahilig mag ayos sa sarili at kung magmahal wagas, hahhahaha..

Belated happy birthday, Nid!

Ada Marie Manatad's

My projects in high school were mostly drawn by my classmates. I can't draw even the simplest things except for the shapes and the lines. But one summer, I tried to copy one of the cartoon characters in the playing cards until I left myself frustrated. So, I never tried again.

credits to the beautiful Ada Marie Manatad
ps, i don't own the photo

like a treasure

spidey ug ako

gegei ug ako

One of the things that I talked about in my previous post was how grateful I am that God had given me the opportunity to meet some precious people on earth.

So, this goes out to the two wonderful individuals who have been so good to me. Yes, I know I’ve been so bad to you sa una pa gyud. Yet, thank you for staying still even if I’ve shown you how worst I could be, not the easy one to handle and to befriend. I may not be the desired friend you wish to have but I appreciate everything about you. You’re being a good listener even to my most non sense mode. You are happy when I am happy and sad when I am. You’ve shared how beautiful you are as person and I’m very glad that somehow I am part of your lives. We have our own lives to look after so we don’t always see each other  and not talk to each other often but the special places in my heart will always be provided for you, hala pag dasok mo diri, ahahaha..

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Twenty-ninth Year of my Life

When life gets tough, it’s really tough. Obliviously, it somehow weakens the strong personality within you. Sometimes confusion drags you to madness to the point where you are left with nothing. I understand that life is what you make it galore but it seems like the world is against me. I’m not trying to sound like the foulest human on earth but somehow it’s true. However, I’ve tried to calm and collect myself especially when I’m in the hardest part of everything. But there are times that you could not help but wonder around what’s going on when you almost did everything but it seems like it’s not allowing you to get better.

Nevertheless, there are so many things I am very grateful for. I thank God for giving me another year to celebrate life, to correct my mistakes and to make more mistakes. I’m thankful for each day of my life, it maybe a great or a bad day. I also thank Him for there’s still tomorrow to catch things up. He also gave another chance to prove that I’m really sorry for everything, I’ve been so worst and yet His forgiveness reminds me of His unfathomable love. And despite of being a sinner He gave me some beautiful people in my life and I’m very happy that He allowed me to meet and to know them personally and to be a part of their lives as well. But I’ve also met some people that never really treated me right but it’s fine, it happens to everyone.

Tomorrow, is my 29th birthday, thank You Lord for this gift of life. And may we stand for whatever struggles that may come along the way and that would attempt to destroy our faith in You. And if ever we fall, may we emerge and be stronger than before. The years that passed were great, some years were difficult. However, I’m thankful for each passing years for it molded the human being I am now. I don’t know what’s in store for me now. I know that You have greater plans than I have, and I ask for Your guidance and I ask for knowledge to where is the right path that would lead me to Your plans for me, please help me to achieve Your will for me and also to fulfill the task that You are giving me.

Lord, thank You so much sa tanaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

gitara ko at ako

My guitar and I have been together for a long time now and it's still working and playing for me. I have this  since I was 14 and started using it. My father bought it for me hoping that I would be interested to play and sing. He's somehow right. I play and sing every now and then. But there are times that the passion fades because I have left with no time to do it. Nevertheless, I still find time to play after my fingers had gotten a long rest. And soon my fingers hurt, it just reminds me of how long I haven't played my guitar and how I played it so often before.

This is not the most beautiful song i've recorded, i knew that. I remember I was half-sick, I was clearing my throat and I was about to cough but I tried to stop it and I was delighted that I did. I don't sing and play well and I'm not hoping for your flattering comments but rather your little time to listen or even read this, at least just for awhile.

P.S. critics are very welcome!


it's when people are thinking the other way around but my curiosity and interest has reached the top. just let me do it and let's see where this would lead me. however, i appreciate that they still consider this despite of  their big, big, big NO's.

Happy Birthday, An!

Trivia tungkol kay An:

Nagkakilala kami ni An noong lumipat ang team namin mula i1 to Skyrise1 at hanggang sa naging team mates kami, Team Cutie. Si Jaja, Ronan, William, Floi at Karen lang ‘yung matagal na kasama niya dahil hindi palang na buo ang trippers nag resign na ako sa trabaho.

Ang trip lang namin sa Mindanao ang nasamahan ko na kasama rin si An. Hanggang siya ay punta na ng ibang bansa, mas lalong hindi kami naka pagbonding ng bongga bongga. Pero masarap kasama si An,minsan lang nauubusan ng salita at hindi mahirap pakisamahan. Maasahan mo pa, hindi mo na pweding mag leader at mag organize kasi magaling siya dun. Magaling siyang mangaral, pinangaralan nga niya ‘yung dalawang guides namin sa water rafting with matching galit mode sa sobrang inis niya dahil tinaob nila ang rubber boat namin at nalunod kami, huh, hindi sila nakapagsalita at nanginginig sa takot sa mga sinabi niya, hahaha.

Nainggit ako sa kanya dahil marami siyang kapatid, I’m sure ang gulo gulo at ang saya saya nun. Mas naging intresado ako sa kanya ng malaman ko na galing siya sa probinsyang pinanggalingan din ng tatay ko.

Happy, happy birthday Ann!!! :) 

Saturday, February 2, 2013


i wake up,the world is still dark
i could hear nothing but silence
silence that grows
silence that persecutes me

my mind explores
from where 8 sores
and 4awhile i ponder
i close my eyes n wonder

if i showed up
would u be glad?
or would u get rid of me
b4 i start 2 ask if i could cu

it hurts 2 get hurt
im tired of being tired
i dnt want 2 endure another rejection
and another pain 2b celebrated

i open my eyes
darkness stops
i notice a small gleam frm d sky
ang a single tear left 2 dry


-madeline- August 2012

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

and i am soon to leave

One of my recent posts was losing my job early of September. It was a horrible part of the year, that’s why I labeled ‘crap’ for the third quarter of last year. It was no easy to think that you’ll not be doing things the way you used to. I was thinking hard where to look for another thing to survive in this world and my heart was sinking very low at the bottom. Hopeless.

Yet, faith led me to one of the good companies in Cebu. I was hired and signed the contract for five months. We are Class 6,  very 1st batch of contractual employees in the company. There are a few obnoxious stuffs being a contractual employee, I realized; and even more offensive because some were announced in the midst of our contract period, however, they apologized. But we signed the contract so no more complaints at least we're earning, I thought.

The first month was impossible. We were trained for the account, so I should be smart and active but the very good asthma intervened. But it didn’t stop me from being present everyday though even a single step is a burden. Everyone in the class witnessed my struggle. Until one day, my invincibility broke down, so I had to take myself to the hospital, and stayed there for a night. I decided to stop what I had started but Ezeee, our trainer interrupted it, he wanted me to continue, thank you anyway Ezeee, I am still here because you suggested and I couldn’t decline.

The second month was not good, I was bored. I didn’t pass the scorecard for our work performance, I was indeed the lowest of all the agents in the account, I was a freak. Third month was getting good, I worked quite hard, gained higher scores but it wasn’t enough. I’m just probably not that effective and efficient for this account and this kind of thing. Nevertheless, our Team Lead, Miss Mel, is a good person and beautiful inside and out, we’re glad to have her but I’m just exactly a bull. This might sound lame to y’all but I don’t know, I just don’t know.

We are now in our fourth month, today is actually our fourth month. Almost everyone in Class 6 is counting, that includes myself. I might not reach our fifth month, it might be certain, perhaps because I had the lowest contribution in the account.

However, Class 6 is unbelievable. I learn to like everyone of ‘em, their smiles, their frowns, their complaints, their laughters, jokes and pranks and everything we shared was exceptionally wicked. We may shared it just a few months of our lives but well I’m sure we’ll leave very good memories to each other and every memory will be posted in our hearts, for it may neither be rotten nor fade like a leaf that falls to the ground. Pardon my corny side, I will be turning this off in a little while now (laughs).

See y’all on March 1. It’s approaching and no way to stop it. It’ll tear your clothes with its long nails and crashes your body with its sharp teeth. And one day, you’ll soon rise from the ground defeated and vulnerable yet exceptionally stubborn, tough and courageous. Haha, way to go Class 6.

Goodbye 2012!


2012 was an awesome year for me, freakin’ awesome. The first quarter was good, second was better, third was a crap one, almost crap, last quarter was good too. To sum ‘em all up, last year was the bestest year so far, for the Good Lord is very good despite of my failures as His child. Happy New Year!

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