Archive | March, 2008

To leave or not to leave…

29 Mar

Nagulat ako sa sinabi ng aking line manager…

LM : Mag schedule ka na ng annual leave..
Ana : Huwatt eh 2 months pa lang ako sa company ah,
LM : Oo kase may cut off ang leave natin july for this year, pwede mong ischedule until August lang kung hindi, forfeited na ang leave mo sayang naman.
Ana : Ganon po ba, ilang days po ba ang allowed sa akin?
LM : 2 days per month mga 2 weeks siguro, icheck natin sa HR.

Sobrang di ko alam ang gagawin ko sa leave na ito, gusto ko sanang umuwi ng Pinas para naman sulit yung 2 weeks na leave ang problema sagot ko ang plane ticket, kase package na yon sa salary namin.. Pero gusto ko rin kase makita ang junakis ko, gusto kong ako ang mag asikaso ng enrollment nya, ako ang maghatid sa first day ng school nya. Alam mo yon parang gusto kong gampanan ang pagiging nanay sa kanya kahit sa loob lamang ng 2 weeks.

Kung di naman ako uwi ng Pinas mag local leave na lang ako, san naman ako pupunta, matutulog lang ba ako sa bahay ng dalawang linggo, manonood ng tv, pupunta sa mall gusto ko sana maging makabuluhan ang leave ko.

What will i do…. kung pwede nga lang perahin ko na lang, kaya lang di daw pwede talagang dapat itake ko or else forfeited na ang leave ko…

Tingin nyo uwi ba ako ng pinas o hindi?

to leave… not to leave Uwi…hindi…uwi…hindi…uwi…

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Technorati Explosion!

26 Mar

Kahit wala akong alam sa mga bagay bagay na ganito sabay na lang ako sa agos. halu! jojitah sistah thanks sa tag.

I also selected 5 bloggers to be tag, sana oki lang sa kanila, You have to tag 5 other bloggers and just keep adding on to the list. (Do not replace, just keep on adding! ! Yes let’s hope a long list!) It’s real easy! Tag others and see your Technorati Authority increase exponentially! And what are the benefits of Viral Linking:

  • One of the fastest ways to see your Technorati Authority explode
  • Increase your Google PageRank fast
  • Attract large volume of new traffic to your site.
  • Build your community
  • Make new friends!

And these are the people who already took part on this tag:
*Blognation, Pinoytek, Reyna, Bluep, Kotsengkuba, Buraot, Iris, Banco De Reyna ,Mitch, Melai, Malen, Beng, Sasha, DivanessJojitahrisniks, hannah, mia, ana_banana [next please]

I’m tagging dakilang pinoy, lilmiz, misyel, impaktitang dyosa and banana

 

buhay expat!

21 Mar

Halu! Have a blessed holy week pala sa inyo mga ka-blog, enjoy your long vacation ano ba mga gimik nyo sa buhay? Dito sa amin sa abu dhabi, uae wlang holy week buti na lang at birthday ni prophet mohammed kaya holiday din ng Thursday and syempre wala rin pasok ng Friday (Friday ang katumbas ng Sunday sa Pinas) haaay… salamat medyo makakatulog ng mahaba haba, at syempre may time na kong mag post ng new entry…

 

Gusto ko lang ikwento sa inyo ang buhay ko dito sa Abu-Dhabi simula ng umalis ako sa bahay naming papuntang airport hanggang sa sandaling sinusulat ko ang blog na ito.

3:45 PM ang flight ko kaya dahil sa takot na maiwan ng eroplano 7:00 AM pa lang ng umaga gising na ako para ayusin ang mga gamit ko(di naman ako excited), 12:00 noon (noon ba o PM yung tanghali) umalis na kame ng bahy kasama ang aking papaw and makulit na baby na si Kat, may mama, mother and law. Sakay ng aming kakarag karag na kotse na wala pang aircon binagtas naming ang daan patungong airport, at dahil sa katanghaliang tapat daig pa naming ang tinapa sa pagkabilad, o ligo sardines dahil sa sikip.

1:00 PM nasa airport na kame nagpaalaman na sa mga mahal ko sa buhay, medyo senti rin ako dahil maiiwan ko ang my wan en onli child na si Kat, na paulit ulit na sinasabi ang gusto nyang pasalubong pag-uwi ko na malaking doll na napapalitan ng dress and shoes.

Pagkabayad ng travel tax and pag kacheck in ko, eto na ang medyo nakakatakot na eksena pag visit visa ka especially pag papunta ng UAE ang interview sa immigration. Kabilin bilinan ng sis ko mamili ako ng pipilahan yung medyo mabait ang mukha para di na maraming tanong, eh dahil siguro sa excited na rin ako makasakay sa eroplano pinili ko ang pinaka maiksing pila. Pinakita ko ang passport, Visa, and other documents. Hala question agad ano daw gagawin ko sa Abu_dhabi sabi ko bibisitahin ang kapatid ko na ikakasal. May trabaho daw ba ako sa Phils. Sabi ko sa meron, Nasan daw ang Company ID ko, sabi ko iniwan ko sa bahay bakit daw di ko dinala, ano daw kasiguruhan ko na may babalikan pa akong trabaho sa Pilipinas at napakarami pang tanong na kulang na lang pati middle name ng aso naming eh tanungin nya. Sa tinagal tagal din ng question and answer portion eh, papayagan din pala ako pumasok (haaaayyy. Kinabahan talaga ko)

Sa wakas nasa eroplano na ako naasign akong umupo sa medyo dulo ng eroplano, tinitingnan ko bawat bahagi nito dahil first time ko sumakay. Medyo nagugutom na ko dahil di ako nakapag lunch sa bahay. Nang umangat na ang eroplano medyo kabado pero excited mix emotion ba, Medyo naging relax lang ako ng smooth sailing na ang lipad nya at syempre iseserve na ang food, sa wakas makakapaglunch na rin kasama na rin meryenda.

Paglapag ng eroplano sa Abu Dhabi Airport naging maayos naman ang proseso pag kakuha ko sa bagahe deretso na ko sa labas at nakta ko na and aking sisterette na mag-aampon sa akin habang wala pa ako work.

Unang araw ko sa abu dhabi punta kming mall medyo naculture shock lng ako sa mga hitsura ng babaeng local na nakaabaya at may kumot pa sa mukha ang drama and sa mga lalaki na nakasaya. Pasyal pasyal muna kme and kain sa pizz hut then bumili na kmi ng etisalat sim card, mahal pala ang sim card dito di katulad sa pinas na sampu ang isang tumpok.

Nang mga sumunod na araw nagsimula na ako mag jobhunting thru internet muna send ng CV, attend ng mga interviews and after 2 weeks presto… may tumanggap rin sa akin secretary/receptionist ang position pero medyo mababa ang offer tinanggap ko na rin pansamantagal dahil sobrang nainip na rin ako dito sa flat kakapanood ng tfc. After few days sa 1st company ko nakatanggap ako ng call galing sa ibang company mas maganda ang offer yun nga lang medyo malayo nga lang sa jebel ali, dubai. (11/2 ang byahe ko dahil marami pa kming dinadaanan n ibang employee). Ayun tinanggap ko na rin ang offer and unti unti na rin nasanay sa gising ng 5:00 am (salamat sa birthday mo prophet mohammed two days akong pwedeng matulog hangang tanghali).

Ito po ang naging buhay ko dito sa uae, mahirap dahil malayo sa aking mahal sa buhay. Pero sa isang banda iniisip ko na lang di ko naman kikitain sa pinas ang kinikita ko dito kaya tyaga tyaga lang.

-kalas-

not just for cramps….

17 Mar

After Reading this, you will NEVER look at a banana in the same way again!

Bananas Contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes. But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression:
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel better.

PMS:
Forget the pills — eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia:
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect way to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power:
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex England) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation:
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers:
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system..

Heartburn:
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness:
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness

Mosquito bites:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves:
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work?
Studies at the Instituteof Psychologyin Austriafound pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers:
The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control:
Many other cultures see bananas as a “cooling” fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):
Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking:
Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6 and B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress:
Potassium is a vital mineral which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body’s water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes:
According to research in “The New England Journal of Medicine,” eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death from strokes by as much as 40%!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, “A banana a day keeps the doctor away!”

Footnote:
If your roses are covered with Aphids, drape banana skins over the branches, I’ts amazing, but in a day or less, they are GONE!
I’ve tried it, and I couldn’t believe it, no more aphids, as long as I save my banana skins for the rose bushes!

Impressed? Well then, PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS!

Unzip a BANANA today!

1st time blogger

16 Mar

Hello, mga kablog just a minute ago i signed up @ wordpress.com i’ m just curious kung paano gumawa ng blog entry coz it’s so nakakaaliw magbasa ng mga personal, informative, humor, lifetstlye at kung ano ano pang topic.

Wala lang i just trying to be a blogger kahit hindi ko naman hilig magsulat. Kaya sana pagbigyan nyo ako dahil it’s my first time. I’ll try to learn everything about the blog world.

I want also to meet mga batikang bloggers all over the country. Sana lang i have a time to post an entry and update my blog.

Babush na muna at baka dumating na si arbab (arabic for boss) baka maaga akong mawalang ng work.

he.he.he.