Monday, August 31, 2009

LOYALTY AWARD

I received this award from David of Basic Bloganomics. Once again David, thanks for this LOYAL AWARD. You're like a sun who gave shine to every blogger because of you're good and kind qualities. I am glad that you exist in this world my dear friend, just to remind us that there is only one David Funk of this community who is amiable to everyone. I really proud that I am one of your friend, David.


Here's the rule:

1. Copy the loyal picture above
2. Pass it to you think who is/are deserving.
3. Leave a message to them
4. Pass as many as you want.
5. Message back or leave a comment to the owner.

Now I'm going to pass this award as my appreciation to my following AUGUST TOP ENTRECARD DROPPERS.

Guys, please copy the award as one of my gesture for dropping and stopping in my blog, thanks for giving me 31 clicks for the month of August, 2009.

Yummy-as-can-be
Take a coffee break
A Simple Life
Mommy's Little Corner
Moms...check nyo
Life sweets and spices
The Modern Mom
60 were enough
Life's Tricky Situations
Computer Aid

I also want to pass on this award to my Forty Four Followers shown in my FOLLOWERS BOX. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FOLLOWING MY BLOG, I appreciate all you're gesture and interest by following , A MAIDEN's TESTIMONY.

This is also my chance to thanks my friends who visited me regularly and become my Loyal friends, the above mentioned LOYAL AWARD is for you, too.

Lainy, Windmill, Shydub, SweetyChocos, Recel, Bill, Cacai, twerlermz, Stacie, Mara, and Chuck


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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday SAved-The Best for Last #10

LOATHSOME HACKERS

It was such a shocking virtual encounter when I opened my daughter's blog and I found out that it was totally gone. Like it was some balloon that had just flown far away from anyone's sight. I panicked because the hacker might find some confidential information and might use it against us. The good thing is, there's Uncle Windy who helped us recover her blog,the day after it was hacked, and fortunately, nothing seemed to be lost. Lollii just need to renew her blog and she wants to extend her gratitude to those who had helped her.

Thanks for SATURDAY SAVED-The BEST for LAst.







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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday's What it's all about (you gotta know) #1

SHOCK ABSORBER

What would be your reaction if you’re caught in a situation where you can’t teleport automatically in a place unknown to mankind? Do you possess the word called patience? Do you often times’ like what you hear? Do you like to offer advices to spread tranquility to the blazing situation? Are you CERTIFIED SHOCK ABSORBER?

Well, all I can say is that I am grateful that I was born to possess patience and I am a listener who understands people aside from having good qualities. Anyways, the rest of the post would not tackle about me but instead, to those individuals who made me their shock absorber.

We’ll talk about the situation in our Office.

It is so hard let people understand that not all the employees or employers of the COMELEC are corrupt. I am also one of those who criticized COMELEC before when I was not yet an employee. But, when I started to volunteer in this type of job, I found out that working in this office is not quite easy. Why did I say so?

A brief summary of our daily agendas:

Everyday we have a volume of client claiming for the following, to wit:

  1. Voter’s Identification Card
  2. Voter’s Certification
  3. Registration Form (for New Registrant, Change Status and Transfer)

The Comelec Manila sends 30% Voter’s ID intended for General Santos. We issue Voter’s Certification daily for the registered voters and they paid P75.00, as instructed by our boss (Bottom Line) that those who claim for Hospitalization are for free. Since, we have on-going satellite registration in 26 Barangays, the office didn’t issue a Registration Form instead we adviced the applicants to wait for the schedule slated in their Barangay.

My experience goes like this.

There is no day that those who claim their Voter’s Identification Card and Voter’s Certification would stop attacking us through shouting using delirious words, because they don’t highly discard our explanations. They kept insisting that the service of the COMELEC is erroneous.. BLAH…BLAH…BLAH….It goes like this:

"Why is it that I have no Voter’s ID ? I vote every election!! I need my ID now!!!"

Ohhh….we explained again the reason. But what we got is a shout..

“THAT’s BULLSHIT!!” then he went out MURMURING and BUMPED the DOOR!!

My deerie what a world!!! Another one..

A woman was looking at our officemate, since he was in the field; we entertained and asked what she needed. She asked a Voter’s Certification, when we printed the said Certification we told her to pay P75.00 only. She looked again at our officemate who knew her and she was asking it for free, too bad because she was asking around people who were also waiting for their Voter’s Certification, then there’s a long confrontation between our EA Lainy and that woman. Until the issue was moved to our Election Officer (Bottom Line)..and this was what our boss adviced: “If you don’t want to pay, I will be the one to pay for you Madam” but please, if you’re asking something just say it moderately….” Well, the woman said sorry and she asked to stay for awhile on the sofa to make herself calm…ohhhh..when I looked at her face, I thought she can’t find a good air tobreathe because of SHAME.


The MAN BUFFALLO!!!

This is the worse part that I experienced, one of the client confronted because of the wrong entry of his wife’s middle name, he kept explaining but he insisted that we erroneously typed her middle name. We decided to search her name in the Voters Book and we found out that her wife misspelled her middle name when she wrote it. But he didn’t listen, so what I did was I stand between them while arguing.. That man, wanted to punch our casual, good thing that he listened to us and I talked to him politely and adviced him that he needs to calm down, though I am already afraid that time.

A WOMAN BUFFALO who triggered me.. This woman is a teacher, she asked me that she want to register her son now, she want it now!!! Because her son needed some documents from our office!!!! Gosh, I explained to her that we are serving the other barangay and that she needs to wait for their schedule in their barangay. She said, why is it that you have no registration here in your office? If you have a Barangay Sattelite Registration then you also have here in the office so all the applicant can register any time they want..like in our school..we put some Computer here and there to serve our students…Again, I explained and adviced her to talk to our boss, but she can’t wait..she kept on talking. What I did was, to keep my eyes open and my ears closed

Those are only a glimpse of what I experienced in our office; there are still a lot of bad experienced from those people who don’t want to understand. Too sad because some are professionals and educated.

Anyways, my friend Lainy of Lainy’s Musings, ranted, raved and whined which made me shiver from fear looking at her beautiful face? She looked like she encountered something that made her vexed. She talked and talked for the whole day.

This was the scenario:

The Budget Office called to inform that they need one representative to come immediately in their office to defend the budget. Since, Lainy was not around, as she was with other South Cotabato EAs to visit our former EA who suffered BREAST CANCER, the budget office asked me to text her to come immediately to their office, as per instruction, I informed her that she is badly needed in that office. She canceled the visit and went to the budget office, when she came back, she said “Ate Vi, they let me wait for almost 3 hours and then asked me to go back tomorrow at 9am” They made me pissed…they don’t know that I still have a lot of things to do here! They are wasting my time!! They didn’t send us a communication for that schedule and they called us for a meeting without prior notice…asking for immediate attendance and for the last hour they can’t serve us." Ohhh…hehehehhe…..

Again yesterday, the BAC called again asking for Lainy’s presence to defend the negotiated procurement between the two supplier involved. Then when she came back again..”Two strikes in a row,” that would surely delineate what she said ..”they called me and let me wait again for 2 hours…,” she added and the rest of the rants followed. Hehehehe…well, what should I say..she is still beautiful and she looks gorgeous even if she was in the midst of killing somebody because of her anger. That is why I kept on smiling while she was fuming.





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Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday Money Matters #1

It's all about money matters.

It is so hard to imagine that if you are living without difficulties in handling a money because you know how secured you are in terms of the standard of living. But then, the question is are you satisfied because of money but you're family is in trouble? Well, I choose to get separated and started with my life and struggled to find a job in order for me to sustained my needs and my daughter's needs.

On December 2002, I was luckily hired as a computer encoder in one of a computer business services, here in our place. The manager offered me 35% commission from my typing jobs and lay-outs. We accept any printing services, such as: Wedding Invitation, Calling Cards, Lay-outing of Cards, different Logos, and etc..

How much I earned?

I earned Five Hundred Pesos Philippine currency (P500.00) weekly depends on the volume of a customers that my employer assigned to me, sometimes I earned One thousand pesos and I received my minimum monthly commission with the amount of P2500.00.

How do we survived?

Since, the standard of living here is not quite high like in other cities , so the money that I earned was enough for our daily needs. I gave P20.00 daily for my daughter's school allowance equivalent to P100.00 per week with a total amount of P400.00 per month. I bought one kilo of rice with the amount of P18.00 pesos and a total amount of P90.00 per month, viand with total amount of P465.00. I kept P500.00 or below that amount for rainy days.

Commission per month-------- P2,500.00
Less:
Daughter's allowance ----------- P 480.00
Rice ----------------------------- 90.00
Viand ---------------------------- 465.00
Fare and others expense ----------500.00
Savings for Rainy Days ----------- 500.00
Gross -------------------------(P2,035.00)
--------------------------------------------
Total Amount -------------------P 465.00
Less: Other Expense
For Leisure ---------------------- ( 200.00)
---------------------------------------------
Total Cash on Wallet --------------P 265.00
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Me and my daughter lollii-pii budgeted a little amount for our bonding time every weekends with the amount of P200.00 for watching movie and for snacks.

What can I say is..God is good all the way. He blessed us and used some people as instrument to provide our needs too. God never failed to help, as He knows that we need to survived from difficulties of life that we are facing that time.

Thank you so much for your time reading my first Monday Money Matters, if you want to share more about MOney Matters then join with us...and visit Windy the author of Windmill on the Hill.




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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Saturday Saved-The Best for the Last #9

I would like to say Thank you to Windy of Windmill on the Hill who invited and welcomed my daughter Lollii-pii


Siren of S.E.A. are composed of different professional writers from different countries headed by Windmill of Windmill on the Hill.

What are you waiting for my dear friends and visitors!! visit them now and read more about their life experience and interesting topics they shared. And don't forget to read lolii-pii's first entry entitled NOXIOUS HYPOCRITES.


This is how my daughter LOLLII-PII described herself.....

"I am a typical dreamer who lives in a magical fantasy where fairies and deities exist. I wander around the so-called vast humanity through time. I’ve been into far-away lands where a number of chronicles started to be written. I’ve witnessed how the world stumbled and hungered for food. I saw it vanquish the living hindrance to its civilization. And, i will see its future and its fruits. I am young and vivid. I am me."

Thank you so much for reading Saturday Saved-The Best For the Last #9.





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Monday, August 17, 2009

Awards From David Funk and Shydub

I want to thank DavidFunk of Basic Bloganomics and Shydub of Simple Happy Life, for passing me the following awards:

"Spread the Love" Awards.

How would you spread you're love? it is so sweet that you can feel the importance of love. Love shows in different ways unto different person that you wanted to share. And like my friends David and Shydub, they showed the love to their friends by passing this lovely "SPREAD THE LOVE AWARD" and I am one of the recipient. How thoughtful you are David and Shydub, thanks because I know how wonderful to have a thoughtful and lovely friends like you. Now, I am heartily show with them and award back the spread love awards to DAVID and SHYDUB and to my following friends and visitors who love to stay here in my blog.

"Elite Blog Artist"
Wow!!!. I was selected as the best...hehehe...I can't imagine that after some emotional feelings when I started blogging. I am afraid to belong in this community as I am using my Visayan English everytime I write my entries, but this award given me a confidence that my visitors and friends are dearly like my way of writing. Again I would like to thanks David and Shydub for this ELITE BLOG ARTIST AWARD this two Professional bloggers are very talented especially in writing. David and Shydub thank you so much for unstoppable awards that you shared on me.


The ADORABLE BLOG AWARD...ohhhh...thanks again for this award David and Shydub, I don't think that my blog is Adorable...love you guys!!!


The Uplifting Blogger Award

Awesome Award!!! this is proof that in this community I am raising my social condition with other bloggers.


Here are the rules for the Adorable Blog Award:
1. Include the award logo in your blog or post.
2. Nominate as many blogs which you like.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award

10TH PICTURE IN A FOLDER TAG

SHYDUB the author of Simple Happy Life tagged me with this one. This is a cute picture that I found in my folder. And I simply share this cute and lovely picture of my daughter lolii-pii and my adopted son.


I would like to forward the entire award to the following friends:
Recel the author of My Written xPressions
Diva the author of Confessions of a Fitness Diva
Bill the author of Paradise
Chuck the author of Secondary Road
Lainy the author of Lainy's Musings
Cacai the author of Caca's Steps and JoUrney


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Saturday, August 15, 2009

SATURDAY SAVED-THE BEST FOR LAST#8

""AKO ANG SIMULA!!" BOTO MO-IPATROL MO""

The ABS-CBN launched the "BOTO MO, IPATROL MO" "AKO ANG SIMULA", with the coordination of COMELEC General Santos City, together with their partners STI-School of General Santos (my Almamater) and Globe Telecom. "AKO ANG SIMULA", an influential word for every Filipino who want changes. CHANGES begin with us. If you have concern to our beloved country, then start now. Be watchful, be alert and be fair with ourselves. Filipinos!!! YOU start now, don't wait for your tomorrow because you don't know your FUTURE in the hand of another WRONG leaders.

Thanks to the YOUTH who had participated and volunteered their time in campaigning the said
"AKO ANG SIMULA" "BOTO MO, IPATROL MO". More than 1000 youth volunteer who had registered in ABS-CBN and there are 511 voter's applicant registered in the COMELEC.

Anyways, here are some pictures of the groups:

Ces Drillon (ABS-CBS, famous reporter) and our Boss, the author of Bottom Lines
for more updates, you can visit Bottom Lines and read his interesting topics.

Karen, Ate Pam, Ces Drillon, Sir Joe, Lainy and Star

Star and Ces Drillon

LADIES!!! Tayo ang Simula

and the whole staff of COMELEC, General Santos City

Thanks for the visit and enjoy reading!!





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Monday, August 10, 2009

TAg From DAVID FUNK

Again, I want to thanks David Funk of Basic Bloganomics for the tagged. David you're such a good and kind person. That's why a lot of bloggers admired you because of you're lovely and friendly gesture.


Anyway, here is the result of my Personality Test which I hide for almost one month in my draft maybe I need to reveal now to you guys the result of my Personality Test. Enjoy reading.


My Personality Tag

The rules are simple:

1. Open this website: Personality Test

2. Take the Personality Quiz. (It's very short and easy really!)

3. Copy paste the result to your blog.

4. Tag as many friends you can and link to the friend who tagged you!

Here are the results:


Your view on yourself:

You are down-to-earth and people like you because you are so straightforward. You are an efficient problem solver because you will listen to both sides of an argument before making a decision that usually appeals to both parties.

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:

You are not looking merely for a girl/boyfriend - you are looking for your life partner. Perhaps you should be more open-minded about who you spend time with. The person you are looking for might hide their charm under their exterior.

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:

You are ready to commit as soon as you meet the right person. And you believe you will pretty much know as soon as you might that person.

The seriousness of your love:

You are very serious about relationships and aren't interested in wasting time with people you don't really like. If you meet the right person, you will fall deeply and beautifully in love.

Your views on education

Education is less important than the real world out there, away from the classroom. Deep inside you want to start working, earning money and living on your own.

The right job for you:

You're a practical person and will choose a secure job with a steady income. Knowing what you like to do is important. Find a regular job doing just that and you'll be set for life.

How do you view success:

You are confident that you will be successful in your chosen career and nothing will stop you from trying.

What are you most afraid of:

You are concerned about your image and the way others see you. This means that you try very hard to be accepted by other people. It's time for you to believe in who you are, not what you wear.

Who is your true self:

You are mature, reasonable, honest and give good advice. People ask for your comments on all sorts of different issues. Sometimes you might find yourself in a dilemma when trapped with a problem, which your heart rather than your head needs to solve.

I would like to invite my following friends and visitors to take this Personality Test:

Lainy, Lolli-pii, Uncle Che, Tammy, Shydub, Strawberry Anarchy, SweetyChocos, MomGlen,Recel, Hakuna Matata, Bill, Cacai, twerlermz,Fitness Diva, Iyanggg, Kimmy,lilrascal , Stacie, Mara and Twinks.


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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Awards from Secondary Road

It's AWARD TIME!!!!

I received this Award from Chuck of Secondary Roads . Chuck Thank you so much for the awards. I appreciated and treasured this two awards from you, I would like to apologized for the late posting of the following awards:

PERKY BLOGGER AWARD.

This award is a challenge one for me because of the word PERKY meaning; according to Chuck's Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary 10th edition. It says "Briskly self-assured. Jaunty."

I am still learning a lot of things in this blogosland. Maybe, what I need to do is to accept this PERKY BLOGGER AWARD and to be confident of whatever things and ideas that I could share with you guys.

Chuck, now I know you're reaction every time you visited my BLOG, I make you SMILE. Thank you so much because I made you satisfied every time you across in my site.

I am humbly pass the above awards to the following friends and visitors who are jaunty, briskly, cheerful Blogs that makes me SMILE:


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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturday SAved-The Best for last #7

Being her mom, I need to know what she feels. Then I can comfort and advice her every time she needs it. This is a teenage feeling and It would be better for them to experience this so they would be able to know how to deal with.

Another piece of my daughter.


My love's lost. It had gone astray, however, in the middle of the narrow path of unconditional affinity it found a cache where it should have belonged.

Crushes are sweet yet love bears satisfaction as well as egregious agony. In the midst of my journey for sweet admiration, I found the golden key to my once locked heart.

I found my daisy. My humorist daisy. The flower which bears nobility and beauty and grace. The flower who holds my fragile heart. The one where my nurtured self liveth. The golden daisy truly resembles him- the way he makes me crackle up is like how a daisy would give me smiles whenever it sways. The petals will likely be his divine appearance-it was his mild yet sweet face which definitely melts my interred bones. He was my flower prince- or so, I thought.

It was to my great surprise that this sweet, petite daisy turned into my gardens rose. A flower still of beauty, but agony and hauteur lies behind its every sharp thorns. Ever since, I told my flower prince how fond I am of him, he left me and for no reason, he turned himself into a thorn-filled blood-colored rose.

The rose! It's a precious flower and certainly, one of the sumptuous gift of God. He was of that now. He was a rose. All I can do is to watch him from afar and glance at his grinning face just how a little girl would stare at a rose which she can neither touch nor hold. I was that girl. I dare not lay a hand on that flower for it was delicate and I knew very well that those prickly little thorns would hurt me as much as he did. Yes.. all I can do is watch and smile wondering when my rose would transform back into the daisy I had once loved before.





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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Saturday Save - The Best for Last #6

Blowing my 38th Candle Part-II

July is the month of my birthday, well done celebration but unfinished obligation to thanking people for their lovely wishes and gifts. To my daughter of Lollii-pii who gave these card during my birthday, saying:

Mom,
Saranhaeye! ( I love You)
You will always be my precious one even though my actions are different from what I utter.
I do treasure all the things we've been through and I'm glad, I shared it with you. Happy Birthday Ma!
Look mom, I've given you money but, to be honest, that's my allowance for this day. Anyways, I just wanna greet you a Happy Birthday.

When I am sad, you never failed to cheer me up with your silly jokes.
Whenever I'm sick you cure me with your loving heart.
When I'm down you're there to lift me up.
THANK YOU
Even though you're OLD
Even though you're STUBBORN
Even though you're HOT TEMPERED
Even though you're NOT PERFECT...
I DO STILL TREASURE YOU AND LOVE YOU...
You're my mom and there's no other mom in the world that is like you.

Love,
Vyne



to my officemates who contributed an amount for a gift headed by Lainy of Lainy's Musings,
from left, Ate Pam, ER, Lainy, Aem, Leah, Ging-ging and me
Nice red blouse, I love color red it represents me as a strong woman, they said..hehehe.
I hope I am not look like a matrona (old woman)..hehehe

to my following blogger friends: Lainy, Twinks, Cidy and Tammy who extended their time with me at the Grab a Crab restaurant (KKB - Kanya-kanyang bayad- Pay your own foods, heheheh)
Tammy and Twinks
The four lovely ladies: from left Tammy, Twinks, the celebrant and Lainy
Grrrrr...I can't control myself to bite this delicious chicken wings.
Wow...great post ladies!!!Look! I am the oldest one with this three gorgeous ladies..
It's eating time...
diet time ???????
but I cant....hehehehe
Pretty Lainy and Sexy Tammy!!!
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh...what a big mouth !!

and to my lovely and sweet virtual friends:
she is lovely and kind, what I can't forget from her when I am new in this community she offered her votes to me on lainy's contest, sis shy, I treasured it so much thank you for you're open arms and embracing me as you're friend. God will bless you and you're family. And

a sweet and amiable lady who keep her time by visiting my blog regularly, we start our friendship through the awards and comments and she is also one who voted my entry on lainy's contest. I really appreciate you Cai for a friendly gesture you shared and I am wishing that I can meet you and other virtual friends in person and share a memorable moments that we will partake soon....

To all I love you and thank you so much.

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