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just updating!

It's been months since I've updated my blog. I have to admit, I purposely did not update or even read other fellow blogger's posts. It's just a little saddening to realize that chasing one's wings takes a long, slow and painful process for most of us. And even though there were preparations made before the previous Manila OD (last may 21st) - right now, I think I'm back to square one.

Anyway, what's new?
I'm here in Ilocos right now with the family.
Work is still work, but I'm thankful that there's still lots coming my way.
Been learning a lot of SEO and Marketing on the side.
The company is now an 'agency' - thanks to odesk's decision to change their terminologies.
Mai - thank you for joining Crayons. In case I haven't told you yet, I really enjoy having you as a colleague!
To Joanne - it's ok sis. Will be waiting until you're free. hehe..

Oh! Goodluck to everyone who will be chasing their wings on the 21st!

Getting to Know Each Other

Tagged by Joanne.

* Create a New Blog Post.
* Paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your title as "Getting to Know Each Other!"
* Tagg as many people as you like :)
* Contact the bloggers to let them know they've been tagged

1. What time did you get up this morning?
- 7:32 am

2. How do you like your steak?
- well done.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
- Prince of Persia

4. What is your favorite TV show?
- So You Think you can Dance, Glee, Sex and the City, Prison Break, CSI, Greys Anatomy, House

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
- New Yoooooork! concrete jungle where dreams are made of!.. there's nothing you can't do!...

6. What did you have for breakfast?
- CDO ulam burger (I think) and rice!

7. What is your favorite cuisine?
- Filipino and Italian

8. What foods do you dislike?
- Papaya, Paksiw na bangus, Dinuguan cooked by someone that is not a member of the family ( i don't know why!).

9. Favorite place to eat?
- Hmmm.. no place in particular.

10. Favorite dressing?
- Ceasar

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive?
- none

12. What are your favorite clothes?
- it used to be jeans and shirt, but now, it's leggings and blouse!

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? . . .
- New York, Dubai, Milan, Paris, the Dead Sea, Jerusalem the list is endless!!!

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
-1/2 full

15. Where would you want to retire?
- as long as I'm with my family and I'm not in a retirement home! It would be great if I live in a house near a beach somewhere in the Philippines..

16. Favorite time of day?
- hmmm.. bedtime! LOLS.. 4pm onward since hindi na mainit.

17. Where were you born?
- Manila Doctors Hosp.

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
- ahmmm.. none

19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
- no idea din,

20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
- no clue

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
- hmmm.. I dont think I can tag anyone pa coz I think everyone's been tagged already.

22. Bird watcher?
- nope.

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
- both.

24. Do you have any pets?
- no. Can't have one since the landlord doesnt allow it. but if ever, I would like to get a chow chow or a French bulldog. :D

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share?
- I hope I have one.

26. What did you want to be when you were little?
- wanted to become an Engineer like my brother. :D

27. What is your best childhood memory?
- moments when my Dad spoils me. I miss him so much. :(

28. Are you a cat or dog person?
- Dog, I think.

29. Are you married?
- not yet! ;)

30. Always wear your seat belt?
- No.

31. Been in a car accident?
- as far as I can remember, Ive never been in a serious one..

32. Any pet peeves?
- hmmm.. movie talkers.

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
- mozzarella, bacon, peperoni, pineapple, bell pepper

34. Favorite Flower?
- none.

35. Favorite ice cream?
- pistachio flavored

36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
- mcdo, KFC, greenwich

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test?
- none.

38. From whom did you get your last email?
- from one of my affiliate providers.

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
- Aldo, Zara, Charles n keith, crossings, hmm.. what else?

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
- nope.

41. Like your job?
- YES!

42. Broccoli?
- Like!

43. What was your favorite vacation?
- Blue Lagoon, Pagudpud trip with college barkada and family.

44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
- Ponga.

45. What are you listening to right now?
- Rude Boy.

46. What is your favorite color?
- red, purple, black, brown, pink

47. How many tattoos do you have?
- zero.

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?
- not sure.

49. What time did you finish this quiz?
- 9:47pm

50. Coffee drinker?
- Occasional


Everyone else!

Losing Lisa

Last night, before I went to bed, I was planning to work 10 hours today. I wanted to make up for last week's unavailability because I was preparing for the OD and I was having crappy internet connection.

Today, I woke up past 11 only to find out that I'm starting to lose my favorite client.

The thing is, she is my first buyer in Odesk. She's the first client who trusted my skills and qualifications even though my Odesk profile was quite empty. I've been working for her since September 2008, and even though I've acquired more assignments that gave me higher pay then hers, I didn't want to lose her project.

Now, I'm heartbroken. As in really. It's like I underwent a breakup from a 2 year relationship. I can't work, I can't check today's emails, I can't eat properly and I'm depressed. I'm hoping that we could still work things out. I'm hoping that we can fix our relationship and give it another chance.

QR OD, May 29

I know I haven't been active in blogging, but I just want to share my experience on attending my very first OD.

I didn't really plan on going, but a blogger friend (Mai) insisted that I should try it just so I know how it goes.

Come May 29th, I woke up 3:30 am, took a bath, fixed my hair and applied make-up. It was my second time to apply full make-up on my own (first was for the required photos) . I was not sure what I was doing - if I looked okay or if I looked like an Espasol with all the amount of concealer, BB cream, foundation and powder that I was using! LOL

Anyway, I finished prep at around 7am. Mai and I agreed to meet at exactly 7am in front of Diamond hotel, but, we were both running late so we decided to adjust it to 7:30. To make the story short, I was 20 mins late.. where are those friggin' cabs when you need them??

When we arrived there, I was not sure where to go. Mai just lead the way! LOL We met Joanne, Diane (if I remembered correctly) and another girl (forgot her name). There were already a lot of applicants waiting in the lobby and 2nd floor. Approx 8:30am, IPAMS and the hotel personnel told everybody to go to the ballroom hall (we were able to get seats, yey!).

9:00am - ROs arrived and told us that the CV submission will start 9:15am. I finally saw Ms Rocel of IPAMS - she was way younger than I expected.

There were 4 ROs seated in front. One by one, we submitted our CV and stood in front of the RO to answer their questions. I submitted my CV to the lady with full bangs. She was nice but I was already so nervous that I could not smile without my lips shaking.

RO: Hello!
me: Hello! Goodmorning! (smile. shake. smile. shake. smile. fidget.. fidget... smile. )
RO: (after scanning through my CV) So, (insert my name here) ... Are you working right now?
me: Yes. I am a blah blah.. (smile. fidget. smile..)
RO: Why do you want to leave?
me: Because I've always wanted to become a blah blah blah...
RO: Did you memorize your line?
me: Excuse me? :D (leaning closer, pretending that I didn't hear what she said)
RO: Did you memorize your line in front of the mirror? :D
me. ..... ahhh.. YES! LOL
(I didn't notice if the RO laughed, but Mai said she did.)
RO: OK. Thank you!
me: Thank YOU! I look forward to hearing from you! (kapal ng fes! LOL)

In short, it was a very funny experience.. But, I'm really glad that I finally got to experience this. I am very grateful for Mai. I've been putting my FA applications on hold because of my scars, but now, I can't wait for the next QR OD!

In case you're still wondering if I got the "golden call"... I didn't. But, I am very thankful that the RO gave me a clue instead of letting me go without even telling me why I won't be shortlisted for the next day's AD.

Hmm.. what else.. Oh! I heard one of the ROs only asked one or 2 closed questions:
Is this your first time applying for Qatar?
Do you have previous cabin crew experience?

Overall, even though I was not shortlisted, I am happy. can't wait til July and I'm excited for Cebu! It will be my first time there so I'm crossing my fingers, hoping that I will be able to save up for the trip.

Sorry I don't have photos. I didnt bring my cam, even if I did, I won't remember to take pictures since I was so anxious the whole time. :D

Hope this helps!

Apartment hunting

I haven't been updating my blog lately. I've been apartment hunting.. I want to move to a new house. I've been planning this eversince I realized that this place if so far! - and that was 4 months ago when I moved in! LOL

Start over. Somewhere where everything is accessible. In short, somewhere near civilization! Coz right now, I'm so far from the places that I need to be. This place is dragging me down. Stopping all my plans from happening.

LOL. I know. I'm not supposed to be blaming everything on this place. It has been my refuge for 4 months.. and I have hated and loved it.

To UrbanFlier - i just know how you feel right now ( minus the feeling of becoming a flight attendant. LOL) Don't worry, everything will be fine. Just have fun. :) I know, like me, you'll learn a lot from this experience. "Powerpinay" suits your current state right now, independent woman. It's a bit lonely and liberating at the same time. ;P

Falling in Love with Makeup

I confess.. I have an addiction. I am now addicted to makeup!

I am unable to work, sleep right, eat properly and I am literally dreaming about it at night! LOL
Last Sunday I was just surfing the net for the whole day until Monday morning looking at makeup, brushes, makeup, eyelash curlers, oh and did I say makeup?!

I've been drooling over these cheap, beautiful babies for over 2 days

Suesh's 28 pc Make-up brush set

I know. I know. You're thinking I don't even know much about make-up and I'm not even a make up artist so I don't need a lot of brushes but.. but.. but it is just so beautiful!! LOL
I know, when I have them I'll just be so happy! :D I'll definitely be more excited to study and ACTUALLY LEARN how to properly put on makeup. Plus, I have the 10% discount coupon from my BDJ planner. heehee. :D Anyway, I read a lot of good reviews from forums and blogs about these brushes so I think they are really worth it. I'll practice on myself , on my cousins and heck I'll even force my Ponga(bf) so I can practice makeup on him!. haha!

DollFace 72 Neutral Palette

DollFace Cosmetic's palettes are just so darn cheap! 72 shades of neutral eyeshadows for only 850 pesos??? I bought a blush from Body Shop and it cost me around P900. So I thought, even though I won't be needing every shade from this palette, it would still be practical considering the prices on other makeup palette that we see at the mall. Plus, I really want to practice practice practice! So, this palette will be really useful. I couldn't agree more when my friend said: "Maganda siya and practical. Patay ka na di mo pa nauubos ung eyeshadows mo." LOL

DollFace Cosmetics 88 Earth Color Palette
I read somewhere that earth colors look really good on people who have dark/warm skin tone. I also want to have this palette but I'm still not sure. I guess I'd have to do more research on earth colors and my skin tone. :)

Highlight and countour palette, Dollface cosmetics
I want to learn how to contour my face using makeup. When I saw this one it looked really familiar. Then, I remembered that I saw it from FWB's blog.

DollFace 20 pc Corrective Concealer

I don't know why, but I just know that I need to have it. LOL


Dear friends, if you have any advice, tips, comments, or if you simply want to support my craziness on purchasing them please leave a comment or a message on the chatbox. I'd be super glad if you do! :)

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