Salope va mourir

Posted: October 28, 2017 in My World in 4D
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Pardon my googled French translation. I am not sure it is even grammatically correct but I do want to say die bitch !@#$% to her face but I wont. You see if this man that I love and adore currently sleeping half naked on my bed is lying to me and still has that relationship with her, I would just opt to stay quiet and leave. Of course it would hurt a damn lot but better than being in a relationship that perhaps was not meant to be.

Still I trust him. I trust in his love for me. We do not have a perfect relationship. We do not even sometimes communicate all that well with each other. We have such a big difference in our perspective in life. I may not even be the one he needs in his life but I will stand firm by his side because I do love him. We have different goals and different opinion on how to go about our respective lives. But when I vested in this relationship, I am full on vested in it. No woman, especially her who will remain faceless and nameless, will change my mind. If it comes from him that he no longer wants to be in this relationship and choose her then he is free to do so. But he cannot come back to me because I will not allow myself to be torn apart and be put together by a band aid.

So this is my only warning to you slut,  stop using your child as tool to make him notice you. He is mine and mine alone. We have gone through so much in our young relationship and I would chase you off the face of the earth if I must so stop provoking me. I choose to remain quiet because I made that promise to him. But do not mistake that for cowardice. I am not scared of you nor in any means threatened. You are an annoyance and you trying to get my attention or rather wrath makes you all the more negligible. Even if you come back here and slink your way in his life does not by any means do anything to me but I do feel disdain for your sluttiness, like a bile that leaves an ugly taste in my mouth. You are a shame to women and mothers everywhere. You have no dignity, no morals and no common decency. So leave him the hell alone…capiche?!

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A Matter of Size

Posted: March 16, 2017 in Food review
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I love Jollibee that is why I was surprised how really small the burgers have been lately. Proof is my small closed fist is slightly bigger than my Jollibee yumburger with cheese. It still tasted great but the food items all seemed to have shrunk. Yes, even good ‘ol chickenjoy has gone down four sizes (enviable as the gone down four sizes as it may be, size still matters for a middle income lass like me). Other fastfood joints too have gone size crazy. So do not get me started on how small portion sizes are now of Wendy’s pricey burgers. The size and the taste of the burgers (yup, even the spicy chicken fillet) have definitely suffered the past few years…the buns dry, the lettuce sad, the meat sadder and the serving portion so small for a whooping P246.  Thus, I just buy from them iced tea. At least nothing about it is sad or small. :/

 

My friend asked me how was your year. I replied dismissively, so-so. Majority did not go as planned but there were a smattering of some good things. She then pointed out how can I lessen the value of having a boyfriend, going to Japan and winning the major prize in our year end party?

Well maybe for one thing the year started with me under performance management under a tyrant former boss, I did not get any increase, a subordinate refuse to help out with the controllable no matter the manner in which I ask, I feel in my own team that I am not one with them and no matter how much leeway/ kinship/understanding/transparency I give them it will be for naught. I felt alone with no place to go. And for the first time in a long time, there is no celebratory feeling that I want to share my “blessings.” I did not plan to give them any Christmas gifts or tokens like I used to do because nothing comes back tangible or intangible. I did not participate in the planning of the party. I just looked forward to my leaves because I need time to re-evaluate.

I am socially awkward. I don’t do well with people but since I became part of this industry I am in, I have learned to deal with my awkwardness. I tried to believe again in the goodness of people so I gave them a chance, helped them, guided and such. Unfortunately, I have been bitten more than rewarded. So I let go of the people who thought they can use me. One still does not grasp why I refused to talk to her. She wanted me to be like everybody else and then has the audacity to ignore me while she has all the time in the world to eat, talk, visit her other friends. Instead of allowing the pseudo-friendship to continue I cut the cord. I also had enough of someone else who proved to be such a hypocrite. I mean I am already focused on what I want for my team and we are doing pretty well, not consistently but getting there to be sidetracked by petty things.

These things have drained me because after all the things I done, the thanks I got was multiple stabs on the back. I needed to regroup and maybe a fresh start if God willing in another LOB will do the trick. A new team, new group, new management – these may just be what I need to look forward to 2017.

2016 was not a tumultuous as 2015 but the emotional pain was big time. I was bombarded left and right, the ones who I thought would support me the most have hurt me the most. Their words and actions actually linger. A bit forgiven but not forgotten because you cannot do anything about family.

Thus I look forward to a good year. Nothing fancy, nothing extraordinary just a good year for my whole being and a chance to finally be rewarded for an honest to goodness hard work.

Cheers to 2017!

Touted to be the biggest one ever held as EGS celebrates 5 years of existence, the year end would not be short of phenomenal. From the music by the Philharmonic Orchestra down to the food catered by Bizu, Wells Fargo team members are abuzz with excitement. The who are you wearing come to mind as perhaps the bellas, the belles and gents will come in their most dapper outfit to stand out on the red carpet.

For me, I am not excited because of the glitz and glamour the night promised to be. I am excited for the promise of the future, the celebration of friendship and the long awaited parting of the past. At the same time, I can play dress up and get dolled up. I am certain I wont be Face of the Night or something else. Best thing still is though I get to have an invite with my birthdate on it, I get to wear a dress in my favorite color, I managed to borrow a pair of high heels worn in the pre-pageant by Pia W. and I get to be with the best looking man this part of town as my accessory. It is just like winning the grand prize, maybe better.

Funny thing is, he is more excited than me that he bought himself new polo shirts. Yes he wont be able to accompany me inside but he wants to look good nonetheless and now plans to get his beard trimmed. He is nonplussed even when he would be more of my driver than my escort. Who wouldn’t feel like the belle now? I certainly did and if I can blush I would.

Anyway, my accessories are complete, my gown is ready and am about to pack my change of clothes. I am so looking forward to be serenaded tomorrow in SMX. Ta-ta. 🙂

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This is my simple way of saying Thank You papa God and Padre Pio for the gifts you let come my way.

I prayed for the perfect man for me and you gave me someone who is too scarred, too rough on the edge, too proud, too brazen. You gave me someone I thought I did not need.

I prayed that my “boss” becomes human and you gave him the boot out.

I prayed for a way to help my family financially and you pointed the way to the happy life project.

I prayed for acceptance in my cluster and after two years, the respect came from unexpected people followed closely by love and loyalty by those who saw ME

I prayed for a promotion and an increase, I received nonstop free food, a puppy and other freebies.

Today I just want to say thank you. Thank you I have a comfortable bed, I have a job, I can drink coffee, I have water and many other reasons to just say thank you.

Last September 15, I lodged a complaint about a service I received from PNB’s Shaw branch. Then Tuesday, September 20, I received a call from Reichel because she said her manager and the area manager would like to see me personally and apologize for what happened.

The call in itself was enough acknowledgement for a seemingly small concern. I told her that a personal apology was not necessary as I just wanted to air out my frustration when I called first to ask if they accept a check for Allied Savings, informed yes I can but when I went to the Shaw branch I was told only cash deposits were accepted.

Reichel was persistent, she said it was okay, they really want to talk to me personally. Since I have work that day I kind of nonchalantly said prolly next Monday. I did not know they’d really follow through.

Today, both the branch and area manager took the time to come over my home and apologize. They even brought cake which was not necessary. Branch manager Manny Bathan asked what happened while area manager Marie Therese Montessor listened on. Then they apologized and told me that this was not a simple matter, they would prefer no complaints at all. Both have read my email (shown below) and agreed with me that I should have been informed that the Shaw branch does not cater to check deposits. Only three branches do, Cubao, Taguig and another branch I cannot recall now. Both stayed on a bit to try and know me personally. Also there was an open invite to open an account with PNB and maybe come see them when I am near their area.

Honestly I did not expect such a heartfelt attention and profuse apology for this. Nothing is small for them to attend to. So PNB, you made my day and as promised here is my toast to your customer service even when I am not a PNB account holder. I felt the sincerity and your need to make anyone a priority. Now I know PNB does live up to its You First slogan.

Thank you again and oh yeah, apology definitely accepted.

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From: rachel huerto <r_huerto@hotmail.com>
To: “customercare@pnb.com.ph” <customercare@pnb.com.ph>,
Date: 09/15/2016 01:09 AM
Subject: RE: Your PNB General Inquiry

I want to place a complaint about an incident last Tuesday. I called the Allied directory and got the number for the branch in Starmall. I called the 736 number and got to talk to a Jake Cacanindin. I asked if I can do a check deposit for my mom who has an Allied Savings account. He said yes but the posting would be 2-3 days. I said that is okay and normal for a check deposit. He even asked me where I would be coming from. Before I put down the phone I asked him again if I can do a check deposit. He said yes and that they are open til 4. He was even nice enough to tell me where exactly the bank is.

That was a 12:45PM last September 13. So I walked from Greenfields to Starmall carrying with me my mom’s checks and ATM card. When I reached the branch, I asked the guard if they accept check deposits to an Allied Savings, he just ushered me in perhaps not hearing the check part. I got a number and waited for what seemed to be forever for my #38 number to be called. Mind you I was just 2 numbers away from no one near the counter. The tellers (Kristel Maguddata and Abbie Te) were busy doing something else despite the number of people waiting to be served.

Finally when my number was called (this was almost 20-30 minutes worth of wait), I was told check deposits are not accepted. Then I was made to wait anew so they can check. Without returning the checks they said they do not process check deposits. I asked one of the tellers then why did the guy who answered the phone told me it can be done when it cannot. Why waste my time like that? How utterly inconvenient. That was why I called. Had I been told it really cannot be processed as check deposit then I would not have wasted time and effort going to that branch. It was that simple.

I had to wait for another set of minutes because the Jake guy stepped out for lunch or something. Imagine the futility of this exercise. Jake apologized but defended himself by saying he said cash. Now CASH and CHECK do not sound alike and thus cannot be mistaken for one another. Jake, Kristel and Abbie’s apology cannot discount the inconvenience they caused me. What use is calling to verify when the information provided by people like Jake is wrong?

PNB slogan is You First. You first to what? Be annoyed? Be first to be inconvenienced? Be waiting in line just to be told no?

Is that what PNB training does? Teach each one not to give the right information over the phone and just say sorry you heard me wrong?

What are you going to do about this? Because for me I plan to write a blog about how sluggish the service was and how incompetent the people are over a simple inquiry. What more for actual big concerns?

I am so upset right now I cannot even think of any apt title for this. Noon time on a Saturday, I had to take an Uber because there was no UV Express in Park Square going to Mc Kinley. Uber had one of those surge charge 1.5X the base fare. I agreed to it even if it was too much to pay on a normally light flowing traffic.

I sent a text to the driver whose name is Nestor my exact location as there are two towers. He was according to Google 3 minutes away. When I went down he was not around so I sent my second text message where I was and to follow up on where he was. No reply. I sent another text, by that time it was already 1230, I had been waiting for a good 10 minutes for a supposed 3 minute wait time. I called him only to find out he went up the flyover and was now on his way towards Quiapo. Now from San Miguel Avenue where he was originally going to where I was, he can just cross the street to get to me but he did not. He made a stupid turn which got him further away. Mind you if I did not get a reply from him, I had to call him to find out why he was still not around.

So I of course cancelled, he was of no good that far and I cannot wait for him because I’d be running late. I hailed a cab and got to work later than usual. I paid in cash.

Lo and behold when I came home I read a text message from my credit card company that I was charged. I looked at my Gmail and there it was a charge of P319 for a trip I did not take. The route was San Juan to Cubao.

I was livid. How the hell can Uber charge me with a car trip I did not even get to take. I had cancelled because he stuck in traffic too far from me. I sent Uber a rather harsh email for robbing me blind. I also sent several text messages to the Uber driver of a Hyundai with plate number MP7784 that he should be ashamed of himself. He replied that he is sorry and that he does not know how to cancel the trip. Does he really think I am a fool? He can start a trip without a passenger and end it an hour later yet say he does not know how to operate a smart phone. As far as I know Uber has training for this. Nestor the driver insisted on his innocence that he did not mean me any harm, to wit “talagang talaga mam hindi ako manloloko alam ng Panginoong Dios mam sabi ko sa inyo maski tamaan ako ng mam patawarin nyo ako.”

Every weekend I only have one route home to work. My boyfriend picks me up from work to home. I am a creature of habit so the route this Uber driver took for an hour then charge me for  is an act that is incomprehensible and deplorable. So Uber riders beware of this modus. If you think you are safe and better off with a credit card for the fare, think again. Uber support as of this time has remained mum.

Nestor uberuber receipt