When you sing you begin with A B C

To have a short break at work, I called my sister at home. According to her, my niece was already asking her when am I going home. We had a little chat and then I asked her to give the phone to my niece. To my surprise, my niece took the phone and actually talked to me! She’s not shy anymore unlike before where she just listens to your voice but never talks. I think her schooling helped her to be more sociable. I asked her about school. They had exchange gift daw in school and she received a watch for a gift. I also asked what she would like for Christmas. She wants some school shoes. Good girl. Hehe. But then again, even before, we were trained to just have the basic things, well simply because we didn’t have the financial means to aid all our wants (until now :p). Also, I don’t usually buy my nieces and nephews wants. I always make sure that what they ask are things that they really need. Anyway, so yes my darling pamangkin, shoes it is. Can’t wait to go shopping with you. :p

I also asked her to sing me a song and tadda…she sang the ABC hahaha. She missed 3 letters so my sister and I corrected her right away. She also counted from 1 to 10. She said she still doesn’t know what comes next after 10 (I scolded my sister. She should be teaching my niece para bibo! :p). She’s 5 by the way. I don’t even remember the things that I already know when I was 5. But with my niece, I think she’s aligned naman with her age. Gusto ko lang maging bibo sya hehehe.

Kung kailan…

Friday, saka nman kami pinutakti ng issues. Halos 12 oras sa opisina, puro yun lang ang inatupag. Lahat considered emergency na. Naayos naman. Natest namin. Nakausap ang mga dapat kausapin para sa panibagong prosesong susundin. Gumagana na lahat sa dev so deploy kami. UAT na. Pinakahihintay ko na ang email ng end user na ok na. Pero ayaw pa rin daw!? Hiningi namin ang sample data. May kutob na akong maling template ang gamit ng isang ‘to. Ayaw ko pa sanang tignan kasi alam kong ikakainit lalo ng ulo ko pero no choice dava. Pagcheck ko, maling template nga. Fok. Sa paanong paraan ba dapat ipaliwanag sa kanila?

Pangalawang kaso, tama na ang template. Latest exe na ang gamit pero ayaw pa rin. Buti na lang may net meeting. No choice but to do code trace. F8 hanggang umabot sa kung san man may error. Makalipas ang ilang saglit lumabas ang cannot insert null in blah blah blah. Wat da?! Primary key yan eh. Di ko kailangan magpass ng value. Auto increment yan waaa. Alt-tab agad lipat kay SQL para icheck ang design ng table habang nakikiusap sa kateam na hagilapin ang DBA. Select table-right click-properties. ‘La na ako access sa design view. Malapit na akong magwala. Sabi ni teammate umalis na rin si DBA. Ayus na ayus! Sabi ng isa pang teammate, iba na nga raw ang settings ng table. Gumuho na mundo ko. Tinawagan si DBA, sabi nasa ofis pa ang boss nya. Tanungin na lang daw sya so tinawagan si boss ngunit sinama pa rin si DBA sa concall. Pagkatapos ng pagpapaliwanag sa nangyari, tanungin daw ba kami kung paano na yun. Waaa. Arggghh!. Yan trabaho mo di ba? Dapat alam mo! Unang kita pa nga lang namin sa error alam na namin gagawin e. Langya. Kung kaharap nya ako kita na nya ang aking pag-close-open at baka umabot sa kanya ang suntok ko. Har har har! Unang usapan, hihintayin namin syang makapunta sa WiFi spot sa MALL at makapag-online pero dahil atat na kaming tapusin, humingi na lang kmi ng permision na kami na ang gagawa. At pagkaraan ng isang siglo, natapos din kami. Nakapagconfirm na si end user. Whew! Praise the Lord.

Time check: 9 PM na. Kumukulo na ang sikmura ko so kain muna. Balik din agad para tignan naman ang isa pang issue. 10:15 PM natapos ang initial checking. Tama na! Hahabulin ko pa ang byahe pauwi. Goodbye issues. Saka na tayo magtuos next week. Hmp!

Gustuhin ko mang makauwi agad, traffic! Sus. Gabing-gabi na e. Pagdating sa bahay, empake na ng mga dadalhin. Bahala na kug may maiwan.

12:30 AM nasa terminal na ako. Wow! Sarado na ang ticket booth. May mahabang pila ng chance passengers. 8 AM na ang next available trip. Ayos talaga. No choice. Pila na. 9 AM ang kasal. Sa bundok un…good luck dava! Bahala na kung may maabutan pa akong pupunta. Kung wala itutulog ko na lang.

Panglima na ako sa pila pero wala naman nang bus huhu. 3:30 AM na ba ang next trip? Waaaaa. Sana naman hindi. Saklap. Hayz. Yamot!

Muni-muni muna.


1:50 AM. may bus biyaheng 2:00 AM. Wow! Nagbebenta ng isang ticket si ate guard. Grab na. All set. Byahe na. Yifee. Good night world! 🙂

Birthday gifts

Ito yata ang birthday na may pinakamarami akong gifts na nareceive wahaha.

Napakasweet at Napakaresourceful talaga ng aking colleague. At may concern sa environment kaya nasa vocabulary nya lagi ang recycling. Har har har! (Actually, pasalubong yung peanut ng 1 HR. Di lang namin naubos at sa akin pinapauwi. Naisipan ko lang namang balutin kasi malagkit. Nagvolunteer siyang siya na gagawa at yan na nga ang result.)

Scrapbook and book
Kakatuwa! Nagulat na lang ako nandito na yung mga pics na nasa blog ko lang haha. At may bukingan portion. Anover! Buti na lang di nila alam ang story at mali-mali sila ng hula :p.


Di ko pa nababasa yung book. Wala pa cover eh hehe.


Flip flops!
Pinapabili ko lang yan sa friend ko sa SG kasi sabi nya mas mura daw. Pero gift na lang daw nya sa akin ahihi. Tenk yu mare! They are cute!

It’s my birthday!

As requested by my nieces and nephew, they’d like to have a picnic on my birthday and so picnic it is. We first attended the Easter Sunday mass then headed off to Burnham. While the kids were having fun at the park, some of us adults went our separate ways to buy lunch. I also invited some relatives.

Mga camera shy ang family ko so wala silang matinong pics. Wala na rin picture ng food kasi gutom na lahat ng tao so wala nang presentation ek ek para sa photo shoot. Hmp. Anyway, it was lots of fun.


Tuwing nagkikita silang magpinsan, naglalaho lahat ng tao sa paligid nila. Deadma na sila ibang bata at sila na lang magkalaro. Ang ginagawa ng isa, susundin ng isa. Kung ayaw kumain ng isa, di na rin kakain yung isa.

Mga alaga ko nung College. Ngayon, kuya at ate ko na sila sa height. :p

Sa office naman, treat lang ng merienda. Share kami ni teammate. Birthday din kasi nya ng March.


Tapos, coffee with friends.

Happy Birthday Velmarie!

Today is the 4th birthday of my niece Velmarie, my younger sister’s daughter and the youngest at the moment among my nephews and nieces. I hope she grows up to be a good girl with moral values and confidence to live her life to the fullest.

When she was younger, she frequently has fever, cough and colds. At one point, she even had to stay at the hospital for one night. It was scary. My mom can’t stand it so she asked me to accompany my sister. I was scared as well but there’s no room for that, otherwise, my already worried sister might also break down. Good thing my niece (sa pinsan) works in the hospital and she was able to guide us with what to do, where to pay and all that stuff.

Looking at her now, I guess there’s nothing to be worried about because she seems to be growing up just fine. She knows how to listen and bear in mind and heart what we teach her. She may have tantrums at times but still, she’s more behaved than other kids I have seen. One time, she accidentally stepped on my feet and my immediate reaction was to say “aray”. After a while, I heard her say “churi”. I could not get it at first but her mommy said that’s sorry. I was very touched and speechless so I just hugged her. At another time, my sister and I were fooling around. At one point I said to my sister “buwisit ka!” and my niece, in her soft voice said to me, “bad dayta” (that’s bad). I was pleasantly surprised to hear her say that, and of course, I affirmed that what I said was really bad and she shouldn’t follow it. So I have to be careful with my words next time hehehe. Though she’s still a kid, she can still say right to my face if I’m saying bad things hehehe. I’m not offended. In fact, I’m glad to see her that way! 🙂

When I’m at home, she’s the one who wakes me up or calls me during meal times (when I’m in the bedroom bumming hehe). I’d hear footsteps in the stairs while shouting “Tita Mal-lynnnnn”. Sometimes, instead of calling me, she would lie down beside me and ask endless questions or pretend to also read. When I’m not sleeping, either we are watching TV or going to the store to stuff ourselves with junk food hehe. Bad me!

When she learned to talk, her phrases were constructed opposite of the normal structure. She would say “siyak kayat” (ako gusto) instead of “kayat ko” (gusto ko) or “siyak mangan” (ako kain) instead of “manganak” (kain ako). We would always laugh about it but sometimes, I have to follow her way of speaking for her to understand me hehe.

Sometimes, I forget that she’s already not in diapers so I still call her baby. But she would patiently tell me that she’s not a baby anymore. She says she’s already a child (ubing) so I should stop calling her a baby. When she tells me that, I would sometimes tease her that if she’s not anymore a baby, then she’s already baket (old woman) but she would say no. She’s just ubing but not baket. Hehe, arte nya!

Velmarie, happy happy birthday! Grow up to be a good girl and always remember that we love you. God bless you.
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