Archive | May, 2013

Baby for my BB.

19 May

I have been drooling over these eye candies the whole day. I’ve got a “new” phone (second or third hand, not sure) barely a month ago. My Blackberry Torch 9800 may not be the most high-powered mobile in the market, but it the most advanced I have handled to date (excluding the previously owned Samsung  Galaxy Tab because it was basically a tablet).

bb case

Melkco Jaka Limited Edition leather case, $32.00 each at

The red and white combination really caught my heart. Orange is my favorite color but isn’t that red thing a darling? Since I am a clutz person when it comes to electronics, I’ve decided to get me one when my resources permits (read: when cash becomes available).

Fingers crossed that by the time I get some moolah, this is still available in the market.

Oh, I really want want this!




Day 1: Respect

8 May

Today is that start of my happiness project. I figured that an a day-to-day monitoring may be too much of a task for me, so I’d rather share only those days that meant something extra.

1. A wink from “him”.

We’re not in good terms so a simple wink from him is a sign that things might get better later on.
2. Hearing that “least favorite” staff great me “Ma’am” over the phone.

I know this might sound like I’m power tripping, but this girl at the office kind of puts on that nonchalance mode whenever I’m around. Other staff at the office are always greeting me with a happy face, except for her who avoids any eye contact. So I just assume that she doesn’t like me. Today when she answered the phone, I tried to be extra polite to her and told her of my appreciation of her efforts in answering my questions.
3. Sharing a meryenda table with our HR Manager and have some catch-up chismis.

These past few months I have not been as enthusiastically chatting with our HR Manager as before. So when I had the chance, I stayed to accompany her as she’s finishing up her breakfast. She got called up by the boss though.
4. My colleague Manager asked for my permission before getting that extra table.

This is what I call R-E-S-P-E-C-T. There were past incidents where I have felt disrespected by my colleagues, as they get office furnishings from my area without my permission. Even the assigned OJTs were withdrawn without giving me notice.
5. Drafting tax compliance checklist

I may not be as productive as I hope to be, but I finally drafted that darn checklist. I just hope that
6. Buko shake!

Well, what can I say… addicting! Any buko shake will do, except those stalls on LRT/MRT. Tasted not-so-fresh.
7. Finding old shoes from my office things

Some of them can still fit me. I guess it’s like uncovering buried treasures. Lols.
8. Cup of lemonade coolers while staring at a not so busy curbside, gathering my thoughts.

My new favorite cooler-place is Infini-Tea. A friend once commented “ayoko sa kanila, parang kabute lang na nagsusulputan”. I’m glad that I’ve discovered this corner place around Burgos St. near Makati Avenue.


All in all, this seems like a happy day for me. This day is all about respect for me at the office. You may not think of it as important but it has a great impact in one’s over-all self confidence. For me, it’s forgetting the negative thoughts, and basking on the sunshine of happiness.

Choose to be happy

7 May

Happiness is a choice. Probably you have come across of that saying at least once in your life. Life is way too short to be spent on negative things that come our way.

As part of my initiative to absorb more positive energy and be a bit happier each day, I decided to focus on the things that made me happy each passing day.I wish to remember how it felt when these happy pills once made me happy. You may not bottle up feelings, but you can preserve it and have bits of sunshine every once in a while, just when you needed it the most.

On my future entries, I’ll post daily happy thoughts.