Friday, August 29, 2008

If you think this is for you...

...it probably is.

1. Before you say anything... think!!!
  • Do I make sense?
  • Am I adding value to the conversation? Or do I just like hearing myself talk?
  • Do I say things because I know them for a fact? Or just to make myself look smart? (If it's the latter... didn't you ever think that people around you who does know can tell? Just a thought )

2. If you're wrong, admit it.

NEWSFLASH: It won't kill you... Wow! Amazing isn't it???


3. For people to believe you are credible... you SHOULD be.



Thursday, August 21, 2008

World's Most Corrupt Leaders

Wow! We made it to the list twice. Sayang... we missed the number one spot by a few billions! Tsk tsk...


You can view the list here: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0921295.html

Thanks to Resty for sharing the link

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

You Know What I Did Last Weekend

There was a time I used to enjoy long weekends...

Last weekend, I was just going out of my mind with boredom.

So after those movie reviews I just posted... you can safely guess what I did all weekend. All 4 days of it.





Friday, August 15, 2008

Increase Your Brain Power!!

Remember the iodized salt campaign by the DOH years ago? I think this photo was taken around that time :)


Photo taken by MG ;)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Signs

I was migrating some of our old photos from my back-up CDs to our new hard disc when I came upon these old photos. These are photos of my old desks from the 2 previous companies I used to work for.

This was my desk in SVI (12th floor):

Oh my gosh!!! Look at the mess!!! :(


Close-up of kikay stuff.


And this was my desk in Smart (8th floor):

Nice and clean this time! :)

Close-up of the left side... (yeah, yeah, I have OC tendencies)...


Close-up of the right side.


It's funny when I remember taking these photos. Both sets were taken a few weeks before I filed my resignation... but both were taken before I even had plans to resign.

The photos from SVI were taken after I bought a new phone and I was testing the camera feature. A few weeks after, I got the call from Smart, so I filed my resignation.

The photos from Smart were taken on the first working day of the month of January. I just got back from Christmas vacation and was checking the gifts I received from my team mates. I found places for them on my table, cleaned my desk, and was happy with the result so I decided to take pictures. And we all know what happened after that.

Amazing huh? Kinda like premonition.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Stupid Ads...

...by a certain brand selling Glutathione (a food supplement capsule that promises to make your skin whiter).

I saw this one billboard near SM North with a white Caucasian woman in it. It wasn't that bad, though it was obvious that the photo was edited to make her look very pale (shining, shimmering pale!). I already thought that was weird... you know, selling a product that tells Filipinos they can make your skin whiter, using a White Caucasian model whose skin tone as we all know, is white to begin with.

I hope no one is dumb enough to believe she got her white skin from all that Glutathione.

Then this morning, I saw another ad for the same product while I was on my way to office... this one showing one Caucasian Male and one Caucasian female. Both models are tanned.


If they are trying to send some message with their ads, I'm not getting it.

(NOTE: This brand also have ads featuring Filipino models).

Monday, August 11, 2008

Nissin Cup Noodles for the Kikay Soul

Heartwarming stories that will touch your soul (NAKS!!!)


The Ticket

All ticket-holders at Disneyland are entitled to get FASTPASS Tickets. A FASTPASS ticket will allow you to skip the looooong lines for certain rides. However, you can only get FASTPASS tickets once every few hours (I think).

Anyway, MG and I were too lazy to look for the FASTPASS booth when we got there in the morning. We tried some of the rides and lines were long but the wait wasn't that bad so we figured we don't need FASTPASS tickets anymore. That was until we reached the Indiana Jones ride in the afternoon. We've been looking forward to trying out this ride all day but when got there, the line was long, and it was posted that the average waiting time was 50 minutes. I decided to look for the FASTPASS booth then but when I found it, they have already stopped issuing FASTPASS tickets for the day. Having no other choice left, we decided to wait in line.

When we reached the line, a man approached me and asked if I want his FASTPASS tickets. I didn't understand what he was saying at first and he asked me again if I wanted his FASTPASS tickets. I couldn't believe it! He has two but he won't be using them anymore. I took the tickets and thanked him. Among all the people in line, he picked us to give his tickets to! :) MG and I were able to skip the line thanks to that wonderful stranger who decided to help 2 tired-looking tourists that day :)

The story didn't end here.

Later that night, MG and I wanted to try one more ride before we went home but we were pressed for time so we were looking for one that didn't have a long line. A teen-age girl approached me and asked me if we were on a date. I was surprised and asked her why she was asking. She told me she has 2 FASTPASS tickets to a nearby ride that she won't be using anymore and she wanted us to have them! :)

Maybe I'm just not used to having strangers helping me out but it was really nice knowing that there are still people out there like them.


Rewarding Points

I have meant to write this story since last week, because I didn't want to forget and I want to remind everyone that kindness exists in places where you least expect it.

MG and I went to the mall last week to watch The Dark Knight. When we got there, there was a 3-day sale going on so we decided to check out some of the shops before going to the movie theatre.

We were at one store, when a lady approached me and asked me if I have an Advantage Card (a type of loyalty card where you earn points every time you shop at certain stores). I said yes, thinking it was a kind of promotion stint. She then asked me if I want to use it with her purchases. She was shopping and made a big purchase but didn't have an Advantage Card so she was hoping someone else can earn the points. I was really surprised that this lady took the time to look for someone who can take her points. Normally when I go shopping and I don't have my card with me, I just tell the cashier I don't have one and don't think twice about it. I accompanied her to the register where I presented my card and thanked her for her thoughtfulness :)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Paparazzi Moment

Remember my previous blog entry about bicycles?

Well check this out:


That's Famke Janssen, the actress who played Jean Grey on the X-Men movie series.

We saw her riding her bicycle as we were leaving the Brooklyn Bridge in NY. I didn't actually recognize her. I saw her from across the street as we were about to cross and just thought she was pretty when I noticed people behind me whispering. And then my cousin who was with us told me she's an actress. Only when he mentioned "Jean Grey" did bells started ringing in my head and I asked MG to take her picture.