Sunday, November 30, 2008

Punctuality Problem

Most of us especially those who are religious people, were busy preparing their self going to the church. They are particular with their time to go on time in the church. They wake-up early to prepare to attend the mass, worship God, and sharing Bible message.

Yes, its Sunday, our worship time scheduled at 9:00am-10:00am for Bible study, 5 minutes break then at 10:05 am to 12:00 noon for worshiping, We usually attend every Sunday, unless me and my daughter were in other place, or sick, or busy. If we can’t attend the worship and bible study, we find some time in the evening for bible sharing at home.

Yet, I got some problem about myself every Sunday, I don’t know, but sometimes, I feel tired to awake early in the morning, sometimes, I spend my spare hours to finish my cloth washing, household chores, of which I cant notice my time. My daughter as she is still in the bed at 9:00 in the morning. Though I know that I need her to wake-up early to get started to go in the church, I can’t still make it. I can only count Sundays that we were not late. I’m now imagining, if I die, God will open the door late for me…huhuhu….but of course, I do all my best to be punctual. I won’t promise, but I will do my best now to be early in OUR SUNDAY WORSHIP, a shame with myself only one day for worshipping gets me hard to be punctual.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday Bonding

Saturday, I woke up early though i am suffering a little headache. I have no choice as well, as I need to start to wash our clothes, clean the home while my daughter still in her deep asleep.

After I finished the household chores, I started to drop in my daughter's entrecard, as I am worrying that she has no time for dropping because of her hectic schedule and pre-occupied the same in her studies and some school activities. I wasn’t finish dropping because of electricity black out.

Well, my daughter convince me to watch a movie entitled Twilight. Actually, I did not answered here, because I have no plan to go out., I am lazy tired and I want to sleep...but when I look her heart felt like I get myself ready and advice her to go hurray till my mind will not change.

Indeed, I appreciate the movie (TWILIGHT) a love story of a human and a vampire...well, nice love story. So go on, if you want to spend time with your love one as one of a bonding process ...watching movie is one ideal for both of you.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Post - Election Evaluation and Strategic Planning Seminar and Workshop

The Commission on Elections of General Santos City, conducted a two days seminar and workshop regarding the Post-Election Evaluation and Strategic Planning, this seminar headed by the City Election Officer/Acting PES-South Cotabato, Atty. Jose M. Villanueva, and Facilitated by Mr. Rodolfo De Leon, Jr.

Our participants involved with different entities, the eight (8) districts of Department of Education, DILG, PNP, Task Force Gensan, OLPGV, Treasurers Office and COMELEC General Santos City, Sarangani Province and South Cotabato.

Atty. Michael C. Abas, on his short-talk, he introduce the new adopted correct Electronic System used during the full automation of the ARMM elections last August 11, 2008, such as: The Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Technology and Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) Technology.

The Automated Counting Machine (ACM) is a machine which uses the Optical Mark-Sense Reader (OMR) system to count the votes in the ballots. It is composed of 2 Laptops, 2 Digital Scanners, 2 card readers, 1 hub and 1 printer. In automated elections using ACMs, the voter is given a paper ballot containing the candidate’s names with corresponding ovals to shade. The votes in the shaded ballots will then be scanned and counted using the ACM.

This system makes use of ballots, considering the fact that it is already familiar to most members of the electorate, this system was recommended as the most suitable for the Philippine setting. With the use of centralized counting centers, a ballot counter could be assigned to count the ballots from several precincts, or even from a whole municipality, depending on the number of registered voters.

The Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) system, the voter is presented with a screen showing all the names of the candidates. To cast his vote, the voter has to touch the name of the candidate of his choice on the screen, or on a separate electronic ballot to be attached to the voting machine, and his vote automatically gets counted. Once the voter has confirmed his vote, the machine will print out a copy of his vote, which the voter will deposit in the ballot box.

In an automated system, counting will no longer be done by the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI). In an OMR system, the paper ballots will be brought to a central counting center where they will be fed into a counting machine and print out election returns. In a DRE system, the voting machines will count the votes stored in its internal memory and print out election returns.

This is the easiest way of proclamation of the winning candidates, only one day or three days to take and the results of the votes immediately appeared.

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First Day of the Seminar.

I woke up early in the morning, to prepare myself to go to the office, I need to run and hurray to go to my work place, I need to deliver the letter of invitation to Our Lady of Peace for Good Voyage, in this city, I am glad because it was a walking distance and it takes ten 10 minutes when I delivered it.

I successfully delivered the said invitation, …hehehehe…its too late invitation. A reason why I need to get hurry, the same I and Ellaine need to prepare some of the documents and supplies to bring for the seminar.

When we were already in the place, the Department of Education participants (8 districts) waiting for us, (hmmmm.... early bird), we instructed them to write their name in the attendance sheets and distributed photocopies of the topic and other supplies.

And when our invited speaker arrived, I and Ellaine keep murmuring, as we were waiting for the computer and projector operator. I decided to call our Boss and asked him about the operator. GRRRRRR….. we started the said seminar without the computer operator…our CD for national anthem and invocation was useless, theres no used at all....another GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.... Wow…what a mess….I felt so bad, because I and Ellaine give our full effort to make the seminar success .... ok...NO COMMENTTTTTTTTTTTT.........because he is our second boss...he is useful anyway in the eyes of blind people.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Post-Election Evaluation and Strategic Planning Seminar/Workhop Preparation

Before the Post Election Evaluation and Strategic Planning Seminar initiate, I and Ellaine assist to facilitate the said affair. Likewise, we’ve been occupied for the entire day in checking the important stuff. We coordinated in the different agencies and follow-up the budget intended for the said seminar and workshop. My co-worker Ellaine suggested to postponed the date from November 13-14, 2008 to November 26-27, 2008 due to lack of time, as we need to send a letter of invitation to different agencies, groups and institutions. We have only one (1) week preparation as we need to wait for the EO to sign the invitations.

Three days before the seminar, I received call from the participants for the confirmation of their presence. I though all are previously organized but when my Boss remind me if I send an invitation for the religious groups, ohhhhhh…I’m sorry … I forgot to write the invitation intended for them, so I tried to contact the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage's telephone to inform them that they are one of the participants in the said seminar, but no one answered. I need to find ways to contact even one religious groups, and I send a message from my friend who is active in the religious activities to help me to communicate to any representative of this group..thanks to my friend, he helps me so much and make me calm, he advice me to deliver the said letter tomorrow early in the morning.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

No Electricity.

When I arrived in my business establishment at about 12:00 noon from my home, felt me exhausted, I need to wait for 10 to 15 minutes before the tricycle will go to Barangay Fatima, in this city, and forty-five minutes for travel before I arrived here. I am expecting that we have already a lot of customers because its weekend, but, to my surprised, theres no electricity in our area and it killed the business for almost two hours.

And I was in panic when the electricity back, of which the server was experience error, I keep texting rowel about this matter, but i got the message very late. So, what I did is, I used the manual system..grrrrrrrrrrrrr....made me bad, because i wasn't able to watched the time consumed by our customers.

Well, I still recover my worries when my assistant arrived and assisted me till I went home.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

wHAT a TiRed daY!!

I wake up early in the morning to prepare myself to report in the office, I need to be hurry as I have listed all things that I need to accomplish today. But, when I arrived in the office, I still need to attend the Flag Ceremony as one of our requirements every Monday morning. After attended the ceremony, I walked fast as I need to go to the SOCOTECO office, in this city, to pay some bills consumed by our business in Barangay Fatima. When I arrived in the said office, I need to line-up to the cashier and in my turn the cashier advice me to pay the bill in other place.

Luckily, my cousin is in the office, so I asked her to go in the office of SOCOTECO at Barangay Calumpang to pay the bill. My cousin is one of my close and favorite one that I have, as she don’t know that I appreciate her being. She is as a fighter woman, strong as well and talkative...hehehhe....and pretty.

Well, I though the SOCOTECO will plan to disconnect our electricity but fortunately, I called one of my source friend to give me a ten days allowance before I pay the balance of my, I still glad because every time I experience this kind of problem, there’s always an angel beside me...I want to thanks God because he did things reliable to accomplish one thing for my day.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Lessons from our mistakes.

After the Barangay and SK registration hold last August of 2007, our office became more busy and all staffs of the said office were truly tired. We entertained applicants from 7:00am till midnight for 26 Barangays with 100 to 300 persons, more or less, a reason why our office asked some support for our foods were one of the trusted person of our head of office contacted the CMO department for our food to support us. But before she called the catering service, I already called and reminded the catering to stopped the service for the reason that the remaining budget intended for the food we consumed was enough for payment.

So, after contacting the catering for another extension of food service, she didn't remind me how much the budget offered of the said department. I was surprised when I heard that only fifty thousand pesos allocated for that foods, of which the total amount of the food we consumed was One Hundred Ninety Four Thousand Pesos Philippine currency (P194,000.00). I tried my best to finished all the papers needed for that transactions, but it get me harder when the budget office returned the PR I prepared due to lack of budget allocated in that transactions. I asked some advice from different department but its too late to run the papers.

Year 2008, my co-worker Ellaine instructed by the EO to handle the budget 2008 with my assistance, we are the one facilitated the needs and transactions made by our office.

Before, the SB-1 hold, we submitted the Agency's SB for the unpaid transactions, and it was too late for us to know that we got a wrong entry about this transactions. As one department advice us to request for current budget instead of Unpaid for the previous years transactions. Me and Ellaine expected that the budget we requested was disapproved but it was far from our idea, all unpaid was approved, yet, we were happy to know the fact that we can already start to process documents to pay the foods caterer. Again, we talked and asked some advice from the head of office in different concerned departments. But, it was ended for nothing.

We are tired to facilitate this problem, but since, I am the one responsible about this matter as I'm the one assigned in this kind of tasks, it was my duty to respect every rules and regulations given by any concern departments. Before, the Elections hold, they advice me what to do in every transactions. But because someone did this kind of action, which I am not aware, and it was too late for me to take an action, now, I need to face the consequences. Well, its too late for me to go back from yesterday to change the situations. It was a lesson for me, because I was not aware the outcome of this kind of transactions. Although it was done by another person, the responsibility still in my hand.

Well, 2008 will end now, but this problem still remained, now, I got my lessons from this kind of mistakes.

Anyway, I'm still hoping that there still way to resolve this kind of problem. I just want to say my thanks to my co-worker Ellaine for being there as she helping me in her all ways, she is my angel and my helping hands, God will bless you because of your kind heart.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Moody Time.

Yes, I got started my bad mood when I entered in my work place and when I seen those I called vampires...take note VAMPIRES in the office...javel.. I bang the door while entering inside the office, as some of my co-workers noticed my frowned face. I don't really mind them, I've done some office work quietly, until I forgot what I felt and recovered myself from my bad I started to give a nice smile to our clients the same to my co-workers and friends.

And when my bosing reported in the office, I've talked about the confrontation between me and his security, yesterday. But, he advice me, not to take it seriously, he is not a right person for fighting. It's nonsense thing, he said "as long as you never done wrong, theres no reason to feel anything bad about it"..yes..I agree, but "I am only human, sometimes we were affected of what we had heard, a cause for degrading our personality. So, what I did is, I talked to this man without anything happened, just to make it normal.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wrong Accusation.

After doing my office work, me and Ellaine went to the budget office to follow-up the travelling expense of our EO, then, asked some information about the current budget that we submitted before the SB hearing hold. Unfortunately, our Budget proposal for SB was disapproved, we dont know what are the reasons, and when Ellaine talked about it in the office, and the security guard of our EO, reacted and talked to her not to bring me in any transactions in the other building, because according to him, I am the reason why all the budget was disapproved.

I felt bad about it and i confronted him, what his reason why the budget proposal was disapproved. Is there's something wrong with me? how he can sure that I am the reason why the budget proposal was disapproved? And he answered directly that my reputation in the CMO office is already bad because of my friend who accused me things that I never done, and until now, I wasn't able to talked to the concern person about it because I am not interested, it is not my lost anyway. Hmmm..I am wondering why she needs to do that, because I am not a famous woman, beside, the head of that office don't know me. It seems that I am only an ordinary employee they have no reasons to feel angry, as long as my boss trusted me.

Well, is just because this man hated me so much, as he he as an envy feelings , I heard from one of my officemate that he made some complaint about me, I am lucky because my boss gave me allowance everyday aside of my salary that I recieved, I still have a secretary..huh...grrrrr....hmm ...he is deserving to feel that because of his insecurities...good for him..jaja.

Fortunately, I am one of the luckiest person..yes... because all of these things that i receive is God's blessings. God knows everything, and I already pray them..especially those people who hates me...God will give them peace..they need it.

Anyway, I dont know how to hate my anemies, I do love and pray for them...for you and other vampires of our office...Goodluck and God bless you...May you have peace in your heart and life.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

First Day of my Business.

Yes, I decided to start to handle the business this 15th day of November 2008, its a hard thing for me because now, my daily routine was affected.

I used my weekends for household chores, do clothes washing, entrecard dropping for my daughter vyne , chatting with my man, and napping for three or four hours in the bed.

Early in the morning, my first hour of my waking-up time, I do follow all things to finish and I add my nuga best for 45 minutes in my routine, before I travel in Barangay Fatima.

Well, I talked to rowel, the one who took charge the business, and asked him some information about the business. I also asked to guide me how to operate the system controlling the customer's consume time. As far as I know, all income is recorded in that system. Then, I asked about the electricity bill and internet bill. I still not open about his commissions because i forgot to take it down in my note how many percent for him.

The internet cafe, contained 18 units of computer, 4 are not serviceable, 13 units are serviceable, 1 unit used as a server. Some costumers entering for games and some are for internet, but at about 11:00 in the morning, I observed that the internet connection was time out, this service offered by DC'Technology of Globe. I got the mobile phone of the technical officer of this office, and the 2 landline telephone, I sent them a message and called them but theres no answers from them. I asked rowel if the connection offered by the DC Technology is always inconsistent, or its only happened only this day, I observed that a lot of customers entering here inside for internet use, and its our lost every single of time because we cant offer them a good service since our internet connection was lost. We got a zero customers from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in the afternoon, the connection back at 3:00pm, and then, the customers followed to enter, as all pc was occupied.

For my first day, I observed around, the customers, the expenses made this whole day, and the income as well, of course, I also observed the one who took charge the business. This is my first day observation about the business. And hoping that soon, I can handle my time in a right manner that could not create trouble to my health, and time for my daughter my baby boy and my work.

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Work or Business?

Choosing two things get me hard to handle weeks ago. But before I say yes I need to think the consequences of the decision that i make if i choose one.


I worked for almost four years as a secretary in the office of the City Election Officer in this city. I do love my work since my boss trusted me in all aspects of my task, although sometimes i made a counted "palpak" in my job.

My salary and allowances is worth for our daily needs, we survive from the compensation that I received every 15th and 30th days of the month and an everyday allowance from my "dakilang" boss. I described my boss, as "good person, considerate, kind, respectful and down to earth person. He is a kind of person that you can treasure. Around my work mates, they are also good to me, although sometimes theres a misunderstanding between them but its too normal for this kind of places, this is part of our life.


It seems that my ex-hubby offered me the business after the tremendous experienced he suffered this year, he send me a message to manage the business, as he already leave the house and he asked somebody to took charge the two (2) internet cafe to other persons. He gave the keys of the closed business establishment and instructed those who took care the house that he already waive the house to me and to our daughter. Well, I sent him back a message that how we can survive if I start to manage the business without electricity, no computer and other units in that closed establishment..until he decided to let me manage first the internet cafe located in the market of Barangay Fatima. And promised me to offer all our needs to start our own business at the same time he will give the internet cafe business to vyne if she is already studying in College.

Wow, its a great opportunity for us, yet I still need to think about it, I need to do things that someday, my decision would not create a future problem between me and my ex-hubby. I still have a doubt, i will not give my full trust.

Before, I decided to accept this offers, I asked some opinion from my friends and they gave me a positive and negative comments which helps me a lot to decide. So what I did, instead to resign from my work, i only asked permission to my boss and let him know about it. All of them, gave their emotional support and encourage me more to do all this things for the great success that I need to obtain in the future.

In other hand, I never forget to pray to our great Father above, I know He has a reason why this opportunities for me and for my daughter offered to us, because He knows best for us..God blessings is in our hands always, He never leave us whatever happens, me and my daughter live in God's will. Thank you Lord, for being here in our heart reminding us always who we are in your life.

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you!!Happy Birthday, happy birthday!!! ...a usual word for greetings to our close friends, family, love ones, and those who are especial to us, on the day of their birthday. Birthday is one occasions that we celebrate every year. Every time we attend a birthday party we honor to give a gift and wishes them a long life. This occasion is particular to the children as their parents prepare a birthday party, as one way for thanksgiving.

My birthday celebration is typical, I only pray and thanks God for the special life He offer, I pray for my especial wishes, pray for my health and for my family.

My daughter's birthday??? yes, it seems that she is already teenager, she only requested a so called "kunting salo-salo" for the family.

I want to dedicate this late birthday greetings to my daughter, a very sweet, kind and loving one, now, she is facing her new world, after the struggled against the life she encountered before, she is quite different now, she grown up with my love and care, she is lucky because I, as her mother dedicated her time and make all things possible for her. I teach her to know herself more and I did learn also from her. Sharing more time to my daughter is a worth keeping for both of us. She is the reason why I am become strong and fighting obstacle in order to win for us. We maintain the peace and harmony in our home.

I would like to share some photos as one of my recognition to the bonding we build being a mother and father to her, a friend, and at the same time a stranger, her adviser in times of her failures and the play mate every time she play, a companion in times of prayer:

Yes...she is my sweet and loving daughter like her mom....if you want to know her just click My Kawaii Life

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