Wednesday, November 28, 2007

An Unexpected Old Mail

New Mail received from Outlook System Administrator saying my mail has reached the limit size. So of course first thing to do is to delete some unnecessary mails especially not work-related. First look for deleted items and delete them permanently followed by sent items which are not that important, then check the Inbox. After checking the mailbox, clean up the archive folders.

I started deleting the oldest mails and there it is. I canceled the confirmation message for this email because it got my attention. The subject is "Don't Quit" sent by Romil Rentuaya on August 5, 2005. "Cno 2?" Hmmm, I didn't know him and I don't remember him either. And the recipients were:
Radhakrishnan Nageswaran; Nihar Sahoo; Wayne Ching; Syam Veeramachaneni; Vivek Seth; Pruthwiraj Sahoo; Satish Kumar K; Satya Sabella; Noel C. Branzuela; Ethelbert de Leon; Rakesh Bansal; Nhu Le; Ray Nightingale; Andres Gonzalez; Zealand Hatch; Sarah Marrs; Ella Lin; i_mnl

hehehe! Foreigners except i_mnl which is the Verifone Manila branch. Hmmm, I didn't remember that a Romil Rentuaya had sent this such inspiring poem. Maybe some of you who are wide readers know this author already. Here it is. I hope it will help some who were in deep distress, difficulties and in the midst of confusion and most especially those who, little by little, are losing hope.

Don't Quit

Joe David Harrison

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,

When the road you're trudging seems all uphill.

When the funds are low and the debts are high,

And you want to smile but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit,

Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,

As every one of us sometimes learns,

And many a failure turns about

When he might have won had he stuck it out;

Don't give up though the pace seems slow --

You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out --

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems so far;

So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit --

It's when things seem worst that you must not quit!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

~Berks @ Muchos~

Muchos KTV Bar and Restaurant, Ortigas - November 16 - 17, 2007

I just want to share this event to those people who weren't able to come. Initial plan, November birthday celebrators will celebrate their birthdays with berks @muchos but Drew got sick, Sandra is still on maternity rest and Pao wasn't permitted to take a leave. We've estimated that at least 15 will join us but the actual headcount is 12. Anyways, what's new? Hehehe! Berks will confirm if they can't attend an event on the day of the event already, it saddens me at first but as we started the celebration, my mood switches from being sad to extra hyper. Hahaha! I'm always like this especially in KTV room that's why some would think, I was drunk.

So much about me already, lets proceed to the event. At 8pm, Me and Bert went to SM Megamall Foodcourt to fetch Fluxion people, Eds and Muller, but only Mullah went with us since the rest are still eating their dinner because they thought there will be no food in muchos. hihihi! When we arrived at muchos, Leng was already there. Our reservation is from 8pm - 11pm plus a 1 hour extra if ever we decided to extend. We arrived 20min late already, as usual again, Berks are late comers. Fluxion people, eds, dan and yel arrived at nine while Jho and Wali were minutes after them.

As far as food is concern, we ordered beer partners like crispy pata, camaron rebusado, french fries, nilasing na hipon, pork sisig, chicharon bulaklak etc and some rice meals such as sizzling chicken and sinigang na bangus. This was my first time @muchos with Berks as my ka-gimik and as expected most are very hyper on that time. But Dan and Yel left before 11pm so they missed some of the fun. How much more those who didn't come. Hahaha!

We go dancing while singing(I think yelling is more appropriate... hehehe!), laughing so loud, and other craziness. Hahaha! We have recorded some and uploaded the videos. Here are some of them: Build Me Up, Livin La Vida Loca, Roll, Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now and Don't Speak. I have converted the video format from AVI to Mpeg so sorry guys for the low quality of those videos. Likewise, such moment must be captured so see photos here. We've consumed the extra 1 hour but still wasn't able to sing all the songs we've entered and left muchos at 12:30.

After this, Me, Leng and Roll stayed in Housemates' boarding house. More chats with May while we watched the videos and photos and at last we've got tired and sleepy at 2:30am. Before we sleep, Dan sent a message saying that he's inviting us for his birthday celebration at his house in the afternoon. Gosh! Leng, Me and Roll went home at 12pm of Nov. 17. hehehe! Still undecided whether we'll go at Dan's house because we're afraid to be scolded by our parents plus the tasks I should be doing every Saturday. I was so confused that time but finally, Me and Bert decided to go. We waited for Riza at Robinsons Pioneer but at 6pm, Dan told us not to go anymore coz it's already late. Hehehe!
(whew! at last I have finished writing this blog. It takes me 3days to finish it due to busyness at work.)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

~Housemates' MV of You Are The Music In Me~

This entry is part of my 23rd birthday celebration. Sandra, my friend who will be celebrating her birthday on Nov 9, didn't greet me until 7:30pm. I'm becoming sad thinking of her when suddenly I got a message from her. "Happy Birthday Naldo!!! Sorry late ang bati ko kc naglelabor ako kanina and at 5:30 I gave birth to Euclede." I forgot that her due date starts on my birthday. Next year, for sure, I will be at the kidz party celebrating with my godson, Euclede. Hehehe!

On the night of my day, Bert and some of my friends, prepared a small banquet at Koya's house. A common birthday surprise scenario. They were already there, turned the lights off and greeted me as me and Bert arrived. Myra gave me a sparkling eyeshadow and a perfume which is mild but fragrant while Jho bought me a monkey stuffed toy! But the uncommon things were, the video greeting of bert's little nieces as well as the presentations Bert have made. A picture slideshow with The Love I Found In You as the background music. You can watch it here. He's not good at it so I didn't expect he'll make one for me and I really appreciate it. I was teary-eyed while watching the video. Hehehe! So cheesy you may say but I love it! Likewise, the housemates (bert,cuteyz,zhel and may)have prepared a music video as their gift for me. It's so cool. I never expected they could do such thing. They said they had made it from 10 or 11pm till 3am. hahaha! Bravo guys! Thanks a lot. Enjoy as you watch them.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

~My 23rd Birthday~

Today, I am celebrating my 23-year in this whole wide world. First of all, I want to thank God for bringing the best in me and molding me into the person He wants me to be. Likewise hikab, my family and friends who never fail to greet me for almost 23 years. You guys really make my birthday so special. (Ahuahuahu!) My day goes this way...

At midnight between Nov 6 and 7, some of my friends and Hikab called and sent greetings/wishes. At 1:30am, unexpectedly Paolo called to say "Happy Birthday!". This is the first time he talked to me after the wrath. We both were born on the same day(am i correct?) but he's celebrating it the next day. But I want to greet you Pao a happy birthday also.

I woke up at 5am coz I need to get my NBI clearance in Carriedo, Quaipo. I went to Bert's boarding house and he gave me a card with a pen(but looks like a keychain) inside. Touching! touching! Lan also greets me half-awake and yawning. Hahaha! Then we went to Quaipo at 6:30am. Thanks God my name was already cleared after 10 yrs. Hehehe! We grabbed the opportunity to drop by in Quaipo church, lighted a red candle, prayed while the mass is going on and afterwards, the priest blessed us all.

I arrived in the office very early and my officemates who were already there, stopped from what they're doing and greeted me warmly. More greetings from my friends popped in my windows as I logged on to YM, Friendster messages from tembong and my friends and most of all the email I received from Erik. Waaah!!! I was teary-eyed while reading it. Thanks so much! Some of my officemates were dashing towards my area and frightened me with their greetings. Whew! My heart is always out of its place. Hahahaha!

OMG!!! Guys, check it out. Ruby's birthday gift for me. Thank you so much mama rubz. Huhuhu! I really appreciate it so much.

My officemates let me celebrate with them my day by taking our lunch in Kenny Rogers @ Mega. It isn't my treat but I'm so glad many of them decided to join us because originally, my teammates planned to have a lunch out together. But in the end, other teams and close officemates come with us. Thank you guys.

Many good things happened today. First, after our lunch out I received a message from Leng. Unexpectedly, like Pao, we talked as if there's no gap between us. Secondly, I have already opened an account in BDO. After two weeks, finally, it succeeds. Hehehe!

Last event that took place on my birthday was Koya's housemates surprise for me. I'll be posting this event on my next entry.

To sum up my birthday celebration, it's so wonderful, great, fantastic and one of my memorable birthdays. Thanks peeps!