Monday, August 29, 2011
I had an effin' fight with my unc last night.
And my boss is talking sh!t behind my back for the nth time.
In times like these, quitting is an option.
Friday, August 26, 2011
And coming events cast their shadows before.
-Thomas Campbell Lochiel
Thursday, August 25, 2011
I hate this day.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Michael Josephson of Character Counts says something that is so sobering. He says:
Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours, or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.
Your wealth, fame, and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.
It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies will finally disappear.
So, too, your hopes, ambitions, plans, and to-do lists will expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
It won't matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived on at the end.
It won't matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant.
Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.
So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured?
What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built; not what you got(,) but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success, but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage, or sacrifice that enriched, empowered, or encouraged others to emulate your example.
What will matter is not your competence, but your character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you're gone.
What will matter is not your memories, but the memories that live in those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom, and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident. It's not a matter of circumstance, but of choice.
Choose to live a life that matters.
How true this is. And Michael Josephson gives us reasons to think.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Where God allows good things to happen to evil people and makes good people suffer.
I guess He has His reasons.
posted via facebook by Carlo Del Carmen
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Hanging on to sanity is a tricky thing some days.
Here's some of my shots during my weekend getaway at Boracay.
Monday, August 15, 2011
We were very unfortunate to have experienced a ruined vacation plan due to the poor service of Airphilexpress. We all understand that our booked flight is on promo but that doesn't give them the right to treat the passengers as a bouncing ball that they could just throw to any flight schedule at their own convenience.
We booked a Manila-Caticlan flight last June and we just got notified that our flight has been diverted to Kalibo via text message sent at 3 in the morning. Come on, we're human beings that sleep in these holy hours, not robots that auto-wake up in a sudden notification. A call was received at 5 in the morning informing the changes, and you could just imagine how furious we were considering we planned this vacation and based all our itinerary on the booked flight schedule. Amidst our demands to provide us a just and fair arrangement due to their inconsistencies, they failed to settle the discrepancies with them leaving us no better options but to storm earlier in their head office at the airport and beat the shit while pounding the hell to them.
The war started as we the hungry birds lash out the hell to these wicked airphil pigs. After absorbing our litany of indictment, Airphil has settled the matter by transferring our flight to Philippine Airlines, but with the same Manila-Kalibo flight, providing us shuttle service from Kalibo to Caticlan, and informing the offices of various travel agencies and hotels of our delayed arrival. Left with no better choices, we were transferred from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2 for PAL Settlement.
And there we were. 3 hours of supposed fun wasted to compensate for Airphil express' lack of risk management.
We made clear during our departure in Manila that our flight back home will not be scammed. We were assured that there won't be any changes.
Which surprised us the most during our departure from Caticlan. Bold letters indicating our Manila flight has been diverted to Kalibo. Right then and there, no advance information, straight in our faces. Must be a better decision to just ruin our lives during departure, and give us the luxury of enjoyment during our vacation.
This is what airphils is all about. The queue hasn't been moving at all, because they have to entertain every single complain from every passenger which got surprisingly diverted. We were even more furious, must have consumed the energy replenishment that we saved during our vacation. And to pour it all out to the staff that must have come from the moon, cannot even give any single information as to what has been happening. Apologetic, yes. But they were doomed in their every cell being in the front line for this company who doesn't realize what trust is all about, who doesn't respect their passengers, who doesn't ever understand what time management is, and whose concept of customer satisfaction is being left out in their corporate planning.
Reasons were not really reasonable. Maybe even illogical. Said a sunset restriction is being implemented in Caticlan, but how in the hell could they schedule a flight at 430pm and pre-conceived it to arrived late so as to be bound by this restriction. They cannot even give an information from the Manila head office if a flight would still be possible after all the inconveniences they have caused the passengers. It's an added bonus for them that most of their passengers are Koreans who couldn't communicate well in English, they will just nod and agree after informing them that their flights were diverted to Kalibo and they will provide a shuttle for them to bring them at that airport.
But to us, pinoys, to hell with you airphils, we aren't fool enough to fall in your modus operandi of compressing the flights to save a lump sum of moolah. What this company is doing is to fool the passengers that a specific Manila-Caticlan vice versa flight schedule exist and then they will compress all passengers to fill their Kalibo flights, hence, cancelling flights in Caticlan raking more moolah for profits.
Oh well, after waging world war II in their Caticlan office, we have finally won the battle and they were forced to have another flight to Manila with an hour delay as compared to our booked schedule.
This is our first and last booking with Airphils express.
Then again, you have been warned.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Gaaaaaaa. I was..........................
Demyu boss. Pkyu. Ptngnmo.
Question: How many bosses does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Answer: One. He holds up the light bulb and expects the universe to revolve around him.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
— Robert Fulghum (All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten)
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I have been dealing with issues lately about my professional growth and i know that it is high time that i act on it now. The saturation point at the fore had been a daunting task for me, i hell wish i could overcome it and live my life well again.