Thursday, December 12, 2013

Resigned


Tuesday. I made the resignation letter. Two hours of talk to my manager. Another two with him together with the section in our office in the warehouse. Epic day.

And we dined out at night. Seven year and two months. Long years. Fast times. In a snap. I almost learned everything. I will miss the people. The place. The memories. But I have to do it. Thank you Kepco Ilijan! Till we meet again!


Monday, December 9, 2013

"Sexy"


And Adel posted a photo which had a "For Nomac staff only" in one of his Facebook status. And then Uwen posted this one. Mass exodus? or just plain invitation to get out? Either way we are encourage and be forever be grateful to our present employer for giving us the opportunity to learn and explore our capabilities and skills.

By the way on a lighter and sexier note I should have bought that remaining issue of newest FHM magazine which features the timeless sex appeal of Miss Alice Dixson. Maybe I should come back this evening to 7-11 and buy it!




Last Night








I just had these feelings. Last night I went alone and just strolled along the Mabini Plaza for no apparent reason. I just want to be alone. And I was delighted by the lights and sounds which were abound at the vicinity. The cold winds were rushing the delightfully in sync with the rushing people. Some just stood by and wondered. Some ate those Filipino delicacies at the tiangge market.

I think I was relieved by those short moments of contemplation.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

They Are Doing Just Fine



Photos courtesy of Adel and Jonathan from their Facebook account. Well this day Pauline and Vic from EDI called and texted me about my status in my application. Then I called Ivan and maybe next week will be on our way to Saudi Arabia. And I am very thankful that some of them have been there already and we can see what really is going out there. And we can have a very clear idea of what to expect when we get there. Goodluck again to all of us!



Friday, December 6, 2013

At Least I Have Met One Of Each


Intelligent Person. There are so many intelligent people that I have met and talked to so far. They are those persons with great intelligence that give them the mastery of their chosen fields. I will name one as an example. My accounting professor in MBA. Dean Calingasan as we know him is an example of an intelligent person. He opens our mind in the world of accounting and make it sure that we understand it in a very layman's terms. He teaches us with great clarity and good examples that I can still remember even up to now. I could add up more but he is enough as an example.

Beautiful Person. Cindy. Oh my Cindy. No other creature can be more beautiful than you are. No further explanation needed!

Loving Person. Of course I can never replace my mother on this list. No further explanation. No question ask.

I hope others have their list too or have met any one as a list of their own.

Korean Foods? Anyone?


It's been a year or more since I have tasted Korean foods here in Batangas. The two restaurants had been closed already but still so many Koreans here in the province. Last month we had our Korean cuisine in Alabang but still I am missing those times we eat at a K-pop restaurant somewhere near here. And thanks to my classmate Juvy who had these photos of Korean foods which are about to eat by her Korean managers in San Isidro. She is working in Daelim. A sort of homemade style of Korean foods? I guess so.

I remember my former manager Mr KN Lee when he used to invite us in the dormitory and he ordered the cook to prepare some special Korean foods for us when we were still at the office way back in 2007-2008 and doing the "auditor's findings". I will never forget those times! And I considered him as one of my best manager I've ever had. Such authority and bravery in answering those auditor's inquiry. And he almost solved all of the problems in inventory management of the plant. Thanks to him indeed! I guess he is retired now. I hope so since he is getting older by now.




Here's To Never Growing Up


Last night I was busy strolling around the city/downtown Batangas and looking for something to inspire me in this holiday season. The tiangge in the Plaza Mabini is still up. The "robotic show" in the city hall is still on-going. The city is still up in the still of the night. So many people were passing by and just looking and some were buying some items on the street.

And I felt my stomach was craving for those food at the tiangge. I had my siomai and buko juice. And then I had seen flock of people gathering around at the front of the Basilica. And I had seen bibingka and puto bumbong and salabat. And my stomach cannot resist but buy those bibingka especially in those cold nights. And the vendor offered a free salabat. Grateful indeed! The perfect combination! with so much margarine I cannot help but ate it at once!

And I bought a pirated CD of the hottest and latest R&B music which included songs from Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and others. And then it had this track by Avril Lavigne. That blond girl from the US with her rocking voice and timeless charm and music genre that transcended at least two generations. And the title of this post was from her popular song. I first heard it a month ago when we had a dinner party for my niece Tintin. Actually she sang it in a karaoke and I was struck by the lyrics which included a phrase "radiohead". And with its very pop in every aspect it had caught my attention once and for all!

And this is the lyrics from the internet:

Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs
With the boom box blaring as we're falling in love
I got a bottle of whatever, but it's getting us drunk
Singing here's to never growing up
Call up all our friends
Go hard this weekend
For no damn reason,
I don't think we'll ever change
Meet you at the spot,
Half past ten o'clock
We don't ever stop,
And we're never gonna change
Say,wont you stay forever
Stay if you stay forever
Hey we can stay forever young ohhh
Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs
With the boom box blaring as we're falling in love
I got a bottle of whatever, but it's getting us drunk
Singing here's to never growing up
We'll be running down the street, yelling kiss my ass
I'm like yeah whatever, we're still living like that,
When the sun's going down, we'll be raising our cups
Singing here's to never growing up
Oh woah oh woah here's to never growing up
Oh woah oh woah here's to never growing up
We live like rock stars
Dance on every bar
This is who we are,
I don't think we'll ever change
They say just grow up but they don't know us
We don't give a fuck and we're never gonna change
Say, oh just say forever, stay
If you stay forever, hey
We can stay forever young
Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs
With the boom box blaring as we're falling in love
I got a bottle of whatever, but it's getting us drunk
Singing here's to never growing up
We'll be running down the street, yelling kiss my ass
I'm like yeah whatever, we're still living like that,
When the sun's going down, we'll be raising our cups
Singing here's to never growing up
Oh woah oh woah here's to never growing up
Oh woah oh woah here's to never growing up
Say, won't you stay forever stay
If you stay forever hey
We can stay forever young
Ohhhhhhh
Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs
With the boom box blaring as we're falling in love
I got a bottle of whatever, but it's getting us drunk
Singing here's to never growing up
We'll be running down the street, yelling kiss my ass
I'm like yeah whatever, we're still living like that,
When the sun's going down, we'll be raising our cups
Singing here's to never growing up
Oh woah oh woah here's to never growing up
Oh woah oh woah ( raise your glass and say )
Here's to never growing up


Read more: Avril Lavigne - Here's To Never Growing Up Lyrics | MetroLyrics 


By the way upon browsing the photos of my cousin Ruben who's in Saudi Arabia now I got these very delightful pictures on the way to his work. He is a professional truck driver in the Kingdom. I might contact him if ever I will be in Saudi too.

Yesterday too I had this online conversation to a man I considered my second father. He is a dad of one of my bestfriend and he is in Saudi too now. He advised me about a life-changing decision and take it from the expert (him) he left me with such big question of how determined I am to consider a career outside the Philippines. I said my reasons and he was convinced and promised that we will be in touch the moment I have arrived in Saudi and if distance permits. He is almost in Saudi his entire life and he is about to retire early next year. He is a power plant operator in Yanbu.



Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dispatched


With the 1200MW capacity, our plant at site is a giant. A power generation plant that supplies significant amount of energy to the Luzon Grid. And once it is being shutdown for maintenance or emergency reasons, then expect some brown-outs in Luzon areas.

And for some unfair reasons our electricity bill for this month has shoot to its highest level because some of the plant including our one is on maintenance shutdown. And the consumers are always right as they say is not true anymore. The corporate greed by those in power ( Meralco and the government who approved those law that allowed to pass on to the customers the burden of their loss) is making my whole month angrier despite the cold weather.

And we have no choice but to save the consumption of electricity.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Shipping Out


One of the function of the material section of this plant is to ship out those items being used in the shutdown. Some items are used capitalized items that are to be sent to Japan or Europe for repair. Some are just those items that has been used by technical specialists.

Moving things. Moving out. Moving people. Moving out. And somebody new will move in. A cycle. A reality that we are moving around. And we will be continuing on this movement until we are satisfied. But are we going to be satisfied? I guess not.

That's how human nature is being build for.



Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thanks To Pinterest


 They may call it curation. I call it amazingly organization of my photoboards. I have been using Pinterest for a couple of years or more and I find it interesting and very engaging because of the beautiful photos around that I can re-post and organized to my favorite boards.






Wonderful Plant


Once again a big "thank you" to Mr Paul Magtibay for these wonderful photos of the power plant. I think it is only on his Iphone! Wow! That magnificent shot!

And then I look back. Some sort of self-reflection. And I find myself learning everyday. I am learning as a gift of being alive. Even in idle times I am learning. I am contemplating of my seven years stay in this power plant. And happy to say I have also contributed some of my ideas and talents for the betterment of this plant.

We have stabilized the inventory management and I am proud to say that almost 99% accuracy have been achieved. We have revised and improved the Material Control Procedure. We have migrated to new SAP system as well as transferred to our new warehouse building. We have added a new policy about safety stock and obsolescence which were a major breakthrough in terms of auditing our inventory management.

And we are still continue to evolve but if and if I will be resigning (later?) then I can safely say that we have done much and contribute what are necessary to have a continuous and smooth operation of the power plant. That alone is sometimes I think will be our greatest contribution.

And yes my guts tells me that maybe within this month I will be out of here and will  start a new life and job somewhere else. Though I am hesitant and quite nervous but with the right knowledge and fully documented processing we will survive there!


Monday, December 2, 2013

And They Are There! ( already!)


The First Batch! Joel, Adel, Ray and Jonathan! I should have been there too but some delays do not allow me..maybe I will be on the second batch..they are in Dammam and maybe I will be in Jeddah..Either way I should go this December if God allows..I will not be here on Christmas but it is part of the sacrifice..and upon seeing them with those happy faces, well I think I can do it..we can survive amid the desert and sun..but with oil and and gold ( hahahaha) well we can definitely survive! Goodluck to all of us! (photos from Facebook of Jonathan and Adel)



Just an update this night..(December 4 - Wednesday) and it was their first day at the plant site in Qurayah 4200MW! wow! very encouraging!


Turning Vegetarian?






Yesterday I attended a Sunday Mass at the Basilica and afterwards I toured the Plaza Mabini and got these atmosphere of Christmas season. With lights and sounds and every people were so busy rushing to have those gifts, I can say indeed Christmas is just around the corner with only just 23 days to go!

And my wish? a determined to go on a vegetarian mode? I hope so but I still cannot obliged myself hahaha!! If fate will go on my way maybe in the land of sand and oil I will push through to go on eating with only vegetables and fish maybe. I am serious about it. I hope I can do it!


"Rock On The Block 5"


Last Saturday night..we were attending a benefit-concert for the victims of Yolanda..with my cousins..Jaybee, Jephren, Heidi, Jay, Ate Ana and Kuya Unad..lots of beer..of pulutan!!and lots of band..R&B, Rock, Reggae, name it..they had it! not necessary my dispidida hahaha!! a sort of? maybe hehehe!!


Of Toys And Icons



Who says toys are just for the kids? In this season let us cherish those gifts and time that the others are spending on us..they might be small or even nonsense but it is a sacred gift that we should cherish all the time..let us go back to our childhood and reminisce what we want for Christmas..and maybe Santa Claus will hear us..and give what our hearts desire..

Speaking of icons I have seen these photos in one fast food chain in SM last Saturday..and do you know where I found those stunning photos? Believe it or not it was in the CR! But it was worth it hahaha!!




New Beginning

Sometimes I want to be alone..then go offline.. In the beach..with no one.. and stay there as long as I want.. escaping reality? no. ...