Friday, January 31, 2014

Interviews.

Kasabay ng pagcompile ko ng mga Ops interview bloopers, ginagawa ko din yung seryosong article about the basic do's and don'ts during interview sa Call Center. Baka sabihin naman ng mga epal jan eh I'm just making fun of these. 

I don't claim to be an authority pagdating sa interview portion. Bukod sa isang 2-day workshop and cerification sa Behavioral Interview, wala naman akong background sa interview portion. Pero dahil tawag ng tungkulin-- maging Lead ng isang LOB na kung mag-ramp every year eh one million, at ngayung manager naman na at syang nago-Ops validation, malaking portion ng konting kaalaman ko eh galing sa experience. 

Hindi masaya mag-interview. Sa totoo lang. Yung mga pinopost kong bloopers dito, nagkakataon lang na me comic relief. Apat-limang oras sa isang shift kami maginterview lalo na kapag ramp. Walang tayuan yun. Minsan, maski alam na naming bagsak, papatagalin lang namin kaunti para lang makainom ng tubig o kape. Paulit ulit ang questions. Lalo na kung may specific na target profile kang hinahanap. (Naks naman sa target profile).

Hindi masayang maginterview. Hindi best feeling ang mag-break it to me gently ng balita sa aplikante na kansel sila. Minsan, talagang magaling naman, kaso hindi lang yun ang profile na hinahanap. Minsan, kansel talaga. Pero sige nga, pano mong ibbreak-to-me-gently ang balita sa first time applicant, full of energy and hope and confidence na waley sya? Habambuhay niang maalala yung moment na dinecline mo sya sa pinakaunang attempt nia. Eh panu kung mapagpaniwala pala sya sa signs? At yun ang sign na inakala nia. Gets mo? 

Minsan, two or three years ago, may ininterbyu ako. Nakapasa sya. Pero ginabi na sya ng uwi kasi sooobrang dami ng initerbyu ko. Nagsign sya ng JO nia at nagthank you pa sya sa akin nung gabi na yun. Nung gabi ding Yun yata, habang tumatawid sya sa Meralco Ave., nahit and run sya ng pampasaherong jeep na nagbeat ng red light. Nadala pa sya sa hospital pero namatay din eventually. Nakilala lang sya kasi nakuha sa kanya yung envelope niang 'I just got hired in Aegis!'. 
Umiyak ako nun ng matagal. Inisip ko, kung binilisan ko ba ung interview, nakauwi kaya sya ng maaga? Kung hindi ko kaya sya ipinasa, uuwi na kaya sya at magaapply nalang sa Trend Micro sa taas? Pero siguro, hanggang dun nalang sya. Hindi pa ako nakakamove on dun.

Hindi masaya mag-interview. Pero trabaho ko yun. Hindi best job ang mag-interview, pero sa interview, maraming kwento. Maraming kwento na hindi alam ng marami kaya ako nalang ang magkkwento. ;)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Travel Plans

Sharing my (travel) plans for this year: 

Carmela : ha?! Lahat yun? 
Me: oo, yung iba tentative pa lang naman pero sinama ko na sa plans. 
C: ang dami mo namang ppuntahan. Ano, may taning na ba yung buhay mo? 

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
antagal ko nakamove on dito.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Square One.

Finally decided to leave all my thoughts and stories to be told here in this blog. I can't simply make up my mind on deciding what to name my blog when I realized that there's actually so much things to write apart from my travels. I will put them all here, and hopefully I'll be able to write as I think. So yeah, eventually, i may have to give up Wandergirl.Me, my travel blog which I started a year ago. 

I hope to soon finally be able to find time and the strength to start writing again. Right now, my spare time from my stressful work is merely utilized for catching up for lost opportunities to sleep. I don't want to look back in this beautiful life years from now with nothing but my bed sheets and Hello Kitty pajamas. Although my mind actually has a capability to entertain me while sleeping through my often cinematic and always in clear vivid colors, I still think that life is best experienced as it happens-- that's why it's called live. 

So, let me go back to my Performance Project which is loooong overdue then let me claim my life back. ;)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Users Friendly

Minsan nakakatrauma yung mga people from the past mo na enieni nalang magpapakita at magpapasense. Tas magmmeet kayu-- either uutang pala or may ibebenta. Lolz. Just sayin'.

Buti sana kung mga pag-ibig from the past na nagpapasense. Alams na.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Overheard

CR. Sayang at Nasa loob ako ng cubicle. Iniwan ko ung backpack ko sa sink. 

"Tong si keme pa-OTRD na naman! Eh birthday ni Lola!"
"Eh di makibirthday ka tas pasok ka nalang"
"Eh birthday nga ng Lola ko! Kala mo sya walang pamilya, pati ba naman RD, OT pa din?"
"Uy maya marinig ka nian eh."
*tahimik*
"Baklaaaa bag nia yan! Labas bilis!!!"

Mamaya, makikinig ako ng calls. Bobosesan ko kung sinu yun.
*sinister laugh*
O kaya...CCTV. *bwahahahahaha*

Thursday, January 16, 2014

NT Logins

Our network login in the office is the first letter of our name and our last name. So that makes mine KRaagas. 

My seatmate Sean, whose real name is Noriel Andaya makes it NAndaya. (I just realized today.) His middle name, aptly, is Manalo.

Some things you can't move on that easy. Hahaha.

Monday, January 13, 2014

16gb

Freeing up my storage. I realized there's like 10gb of photos I haven't shared yet.

The thing with having a 16gb fixed memory for a phone compels you to let go of things that needs to go. Either you keep all the "junk" and eventually prevent you to "take another photo" and create new memories be for instagram or your actual 'memory' or free things up and be able take another photo of your cat or your selfie with your new do;

and maybe, just maybe, even take videos on better days.

Akalain mong naikunek ko yun.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Confidence, Push mo Yung Dreams Mo and 60 minutes Shining Moment

Kinukwento ko kay Mitchi kung gaano ako ka-confident nung bata pa ako. Gusto ko kasi talagang maging majorette nung gradeschool. Nuon, hindi ko maintindihan kung bakit ayaw akong pasalihin sa mga majorette ng drum and lyre corps namin. Feeling ko talaga acceptable yung figure kong maging majorette. Hindi ko alam kung wala lang nangahas na nakapagsabi sa akin o hinayaan lang talaga nila akong maniwala na hindi ako mataba para magmajorette. Haha. Feeling ko talaga hindi ako mataba nun. But of course, I was never little. Nung nagsimula akong mag-aral, Parisian na kagad ung sapatos ko, ni hindi ako dumaan sa SM kids. Yung mga tshirt ko Blowing Bubbles na agad-- hindi man lang Snoopy ganun.

So eto na, balik na tayu sa majorette things. Lyre ang tinutugtog ko nung gradeschool. Inaaral ko sa bahay ng mabuti yung piyesa ng mga tugtugin namin. Para alam ko na pag practice, at habang nagaaral palang sila, ako andun na chumichika sa mga majorette at inaaral yung mga da moves nila. Pero ayaw nga kasi ako pasalihin. Ang kuda ni Sir Payte, ung coach namin, magaling daw kasi akong tumugtog at magsaulo. Dun nalang ako sa mga naglalyre.

Dumating na ung araw ng sukatan ng costume. Lalong lumukso yung puso ko nung malaman kong Sailormoon yung uniform ng mga majorette. Orange tsaka green-- kulay ni Binay yun kasi. Pero kebs na, sa isip ko, Sailormoon yung kanila. Sobrang favorite ko si Sailormoon. Kaso, yung aming mga lyrist, boring na puting skirt at polo. Pero wala, hindi rin talaga ako nakalusot. Hindi naman din ako nalungkot pero hindi pa rin ako naggive up sa pangarap kong maging majorette.

One time, Nutrition Month yata nun. Absent ba o nasa ibang contest yung lahat ng majorette namin. Walang magllead ng banda. Chance ko na yun. So, sumimple ako dun sa coach namin, sabi ko ako nalang, alam ko yung formation nila (maski wala namang mgaganap na formation kasi nga wala ngang majorette na iba). "Eh panu ka naman mag-mmajorette eh wala ka namang baton?" "Wait lang po." Muntikan siguro syang mahimatay nung nakita nia yung sparkly shiney kong baton na nasa bag ng lyre ko all the while.

And yes, once upon this dreamer's life, almost two decades ago, naging majorette ako for an hour or so. Wala siguro masyadong makakaalala nun pero ako, sobrang linaw ng moment na yun.

Ayun. Share ko lang.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sa cab:

Mitchi: *nagreready ng pamasahe* may 50 ka ba?
Me: wala. I'm a rat.
Mitchi: huh?
Me: broke as a rat
Mitchi: ha?
Me: poor. Poor as a rat! Lintek. 

Wag na kasi ipilit yung mga idioms. Haha.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

To make other people's lives easier.

Kada simula ng taon, naglilista ako ng mga gusto ko puntahan, gusto kong maexperience, san pwedeng bagong kainan. Naggive up na ako sa cliche na new year's resolution kasi hindi ko naman talaga nagagawa. Pero yung ultimate kong gustong gawin, at maging guide sa araw araw eh yung "to make other people's lives easier".

Hindi sya SMART goal i know. Hindi sya specific, hindi sya measurable, pero palagay ko attainable sya at somehow realistic, at hindi rin kailangang time-bound. Ayoko namang isipin na, gusto ko lang gawin to hanggang gantong taon lang or hanggang next year, gusto ko sana palagi lagi. Kaya lagi ko tong inaachib na maachieve. Hindi perfect kasi may mga moments pa ding nagiging pasakit ako sa buhay ng ibang tao-- emotionally and other --ally. Pero lagi akong nagsstrive to do it. 

"To make other people's lives easier." Ambigat. Ang hirap, pero pwede. 

*yung statement na yan ay hindi ko original. Nakuha ko pang sa trainer ko nuon at nag-agree lang ako na applicable naman sya, at at will, pwede namang gawin. 

Epekto na to ng paracetamol. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Tacloban, Haiyan and Memories of Tacloban Before Haiyan

For the first time since Haiyan, I dreamt of Tacloban-- and how it used to be, in full vivid colors. I woke up with a happy and a broken heart at the same time. It was heartbreaking because physically, it will never be the same again after the tragedy but still thankful that I was able to live in this small city and I have really good and fond memories to hold on to.