Tuesday, September 25, 2007

counting my blessings (part two) plus another little angel

I've been wanting to blog about this. But I had so little time for extra curricular activities here in the office. I've been so busy. What else is new? I'm always busy. But the huge work loads and countless deadlines that I have seems to be so little compared to the blessings that I've received since September 19, 2007. Below are the list of happenings that I considered as a heavenly gift from God.
  1. I passed University of Mindanao's entrance examination for Graduate School. =) So by November, I will be starting my Master in Business Administration.
  2. I finally received a salary raise after almost seven months of waiting. It was actually worth the wait.
  3. I was able to meet my first short term financial goal. (I consider this one to be a blessing because I've finally learned how to take good care of my finances.)
  4. I've received a news from one of my high school barkada that almost everyone of us has been showered with blessings lately. Isn't that nice to hear? ;)
  5. And finally, another little angel. One of our high school barkada, Shelah or Shing as everyone calls her, gave birth to cutie little Ianah yesterday around six in the morning.
Welcome to the world Ianah Tondo-Espuerta.

Thank you so much dear God for all the wonderful blessings. Patience is indeed a virtue. And it is really true that once we take good care of our job, God will take care of the paycheck. :) Have a nice day everyone! :) Thanks for dropping by :)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Do Your Best

I got this from a friend, it's actually a forwarded e-mail. I just want to share this with everyone who wasn't able to receive this typical forwarded e-mail.

Do Your Best by Dr. Woodrow Kroll
Esther 6:2-3

"And it was found written that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's eunuchs, the doorkeepers who had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus. Then the king said, 'What honor or dignity has been bestowed on Mordecai for this?' And the king's servants who attended him said, 'Nothing has been done for him.'"

Do Your Best

Several years ago, a crew of men was working on the road bed of a railroad when they were interrupted by a slow-moving train. The train stopped and a window in the last car--which was custom-made and air-conditioned--was raised. A friendly voice called out, "Dave, is that you?" Dave Anderson, the crew chief, called back, "Sure is, Jim. It's good to see you." With that pleasant exchange, Dave was invited to join Jim Murphy, the president of the railroad, for a visit.

After the train pulled out, Dave's crew surrounded him and expressed astonishment that he knew Mr. Murphy as a personal friend. Dave then explained that many years earlier he and Jim had started to work for the railroad on the same day. One man half jokingly asked Dave why he was still working out in the hot sun and Jim Murphy was now president. Wistfully Dave explained, "Twenty-three years ago I went to work for $1.75 an hour and Jim Murphy went to work for the railroad."

In the same way, when Mordecai became a court official, he went to work for the king, not just to draw a salary. His goal was not financial gain but to do the best job he possibly could. It was only natural, then, that when he discovered a plot on the king's life, he immediately reported it. He was loyal to the king and was only doing his job well.

Is your commitment to the paycheck or to the job? Are you fulfilling your duties to the best of your ability, or are you simply concerned about what you receive in return? Take your cue from Mordecai. Ask God to show you how you can honor Him through your employment.

When you take care of your job, God will take care of the paycheck.

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This is really true. You just have to have patience, positive outlook and hard-work combined also with perseverance, dedication and strong-will. And one more thing, faith in God :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I went out for an hour earlier to visit University of Mindanao regarding my masteral plans this coming second semester. They scheduled me for an entrance examination tomorrow afternoon. Thank God our Area Manager allowed me to be absent tomorrow for my examination. So this is it. I am starting to realize my goals and dreams one at a time. My work schedule starting November has already been approved. I would be working from 8 in the morning until 12 noon then 1 until 6:30 in the evening from Mondays until Fridays only. That leaves my Saturdays free for my classes. I’m pretty excited to go back to school. What makes me more thrilled is the fact that I’m going to send myself to school. Yeah. Self-supporting. No parents to give me allowance. This is my hard-earned money. This is the result of my penny-pinching. Everyone in the office says I’m so kuripot. May mayaman bang hindi kuripot? *wink*

This is step one. Step two tomorrow. One step at a time. =) Patience and more patience. I can fulfill all my dreams, slowly but surely.

This is all for now, I have to go back to work ;)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Guilty and Not Guilty -- Erap para sa mahirap

Sandiganbayan's decision for Erap's case are available for download here. I'll comment on this later. Still have a lot of work to do. So what do you think? Biased or unbiased?

Saturday, September 01, 2007

My Psychotic Side

It's the first day of the 'ber' months. And during this day, I've made a lot of realizations which I really think would help me improve myself more. Ok ok. Honestly, my previous post is not about a friend. It was my own experience. There were days that I seem to be not in my normal mode and that was one of it. This week was a roller coaster of emotions. I just realized that I haven't changed my being so impatient. I am patient but not in everything. I have to learn how to wait. I have to learn how to look at things in different ways. When I'm impatient, I tend to be lunatic. And then emotions would overflow and then I would just cry till I feel numb and then I would be okay after a few minutes of deep thinking. Weird huh? Let's just say I'm deranged. =)

We had a brief meeting earlier. This is with regard to the alternative work schedule that our big boss made just for the managerial employees. So my proposed schedule was given attention to and will be submitted to our big boss for final approval. I'm confident that he will approve it, we had talked about it already. And everything's okay with him.

So for now, I assume that I would be able to start my Masters on November. But I'm still trying to get some information from CAP College. They were the ones who pioneered distance learning in the Philippines. It would be hassle free if I enroll in distance learning. No classrooms. It's just like self study. They have not posted any information about their satellite distance learning centers. I asked my cousin whose living in Manila right now to call CAP for me. So, I have to wait for next week. PATIENCE ;)