Showing posts from July, 2008

Half-Blood Prince

The sixth Harry Potter movie is continuing to creep toward its Nov. 21 opening.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince's trailer is almost done, but the bosses haven't seen a finished product yet. In this movie we'll be given a peek at the young Voldemort - Tom Riddle.

His role will be played by Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, the 11-year-old nephew of Lord Voldemort played by Ralph Fiennes. He was chosen not only because of his strong resemblance with his uncle, but also because there is such a haunting, brooding quality to him.

Anyway, up and coming is the online trailer for this soon hit, so let's wait for that.

We Need a Vacation

Yes, we need a vacation. Need is quite a heavy term, so let's just change it to "want". We WANT a vacation.

We're here in one of our company properties, supposedly to do audits and of course to have our presentation (see the full experience as we felt it in the Office Chronicles), but all we're thinking about is how relaxing the ambiance is, and that we need to relax and enjoy the scenery. It's been a long time since I last came here, and I'd really rather just rest and de-stress myself. But that may not be happening as we were tasked to finish one audit for a period of 5 days tops.

Crazy, but it's okay. We've been through more stressful situations and we survived. hehe. Nice.

But we really need a vacation.

Happenings....Office Near a Beach You Couldn't Swim in.

Yep, we're in on of our offices located just along the shoreline, but funny thing is, you can't actually swim on the darn beach.

Anyway, why we're here, you can read the full account on the events in The Office Chronicles.


'Ber Months?! Can We Really Do That?

At last, we have finished our presentation to the renowned ManCom (Management Commitee) last night. After almost having a heart attack due to the nervousness that me and my colleague were feeling because the first scheduled meeting was actually postponed - it was actually the fault of the BigBoss since he missed his flight. Nonetheless, the prolonged agony, I think, was worth it.

We got ready a good 30 minutes before we were scheduled to talk in front of the ManCom. But instead of just waiting, RB and I decided to have dinner first before killing ourselves with monstrous heartbeats. A few more bites before the last bit of meat from our pizza disappears, Ms Pots [not her real name] called us up and instructed us to go immediately to the conference room.

When we entered the door, it wasn't at all shocking, but because of our weird heart rates, we were shocked - they were having dinner! We were asked by BigBoss to go and eat with them. Hmmm, what an honor, right? But we were just too …

Meeting, a Skirt and a Slide

I was checking out on my friend's blog and I noticed the pictures she posted. The darn girl is wearing skirts. Skirts! For crying out loud - skirts!

I was a bit surprised to have noticed that majority of her pictures were that of her wearing a skirt. So I asked her why on earth is she starting a new habit for herself, and she blogs back and says, "Haven't you seen me wearing skirts in school?"

What the...? Of course I saw her wearing skirts in school. But of course I wouldn't be as excited to know the reason if I was pertaining to her wearing skirts in school right? [Finish this post by clicking on "Read more of this story here..."]

Anyway, let's suffer that thread of the conversation to go and disappear into thin air. We have just finished eating a bit of something just to fill-in our stomachs right after a two-hour meeting with the Financial Controller regarding issues unraveled during the audit on one of her sections. {By the way, I might post somet…

Irked, Annoyed, Hyperventilating

I've been hyperventilating for about ummm, an hour already and I most probably won't divulge the reason as clearly as a toddler can understand it, but let me just tell you that I started the day a little irked, and then when I checked my email, something I saw there instantly added more dry wood to the embers. It actually contributed to my already bad day that I just couldn't begin to describe what I'm feeling.

Right now, I'm still catching my breath for all of you to know, and my chest doesn't feel quite alright at all. And for your information, I may be staying like this for quite some time, so to serve as a warning, just don't mess with me today or else, you're really gonna regret it, and I know what I can do and say to any of you today I'll regret for several days and maybe even weeks.

Just shut the heck up and stay sane for your own good. Get it?

Irritatingly Busy

My schedule is packed and for the first time, I found it useful to input my tasks in the task application of my phone. Good enough since the phone I'm using now is a Blackberry 7130g.

It's an "OK" phone but I find it irritating that I cannot successfully load a new application. I tried loading a bible reader, but it returned an error message saying, "Too many aps." And so, the annoyingly curious "experimentalist" that I am, I bored thru the internet for a possible solution and found a forum that said I should delete most of the language packs that I won't use to free up some space. But heck, it still didn't work, and since I was already wasting too much time trying to figure it all out, I decided to just drop it.

So now, my phone still works, but I still don't have that darn reader. Hmm. Help?

Busy Day Opened by a Headache

As much as I wanted not to, I started my day by having a headache. Grrrh.

I'm really going to be very busy today, have a bunch of things to do:

1. Prepare a localized SOP.
2. Review and revise our presentation for the management committee next week.
3. Supervise the department and make sure that everybody's working right on schedule.
4. Review their work to make sure, or at least try and make sure that nothing is not being left out.

Hmmm, if these are not the cause of my headache, then I don't know what is.
But of course, as I felt the first few pain pangs banging on my head, I decided to make a promise, {which I did not break} that right after filing the request for system access I was to read my bible and pray. And as how God is, when you promise, you should fulfill. So I did.

And as a testimony, I don't quite feel the headache disturbing me anymore - Thank God - cause if it does irritate me, I won't be able to finish my list.

Lesson re-learned?
1. Don't forget to star…



BlogUBack Challenge

I found this "challenge" in social spark and was intrigued. Mainly not because of the spark opportunity, but by the thumbnail. {Hehe, sue me for being a kid at heart, I love drawings and illustrations!}

Anyway, so I scan the blog mentioned, and hmm, seems interesting enough. Especially the post where I verified that I AM, indeed, a GENIUS. Haha!

The link to that post can be seen here:
Cool Visual Trickery

So if asked whether I'd drop by again?
- Well, yeah. Given that I remember to bookmark it. :)

Welcome, Hello, Good-bye.


Our new colleague started his new "life" with us yesterday. He seemed silent, but on his second day, he's started showing signs of normal-ness. Great.


Since our new guy doesn't have his own company-issued computer, we decided (I mean myself and the Fixed Assets Officer) decided to issue the laptop that was turned over by Jane. Although he has a laptop of his own, I discouraged him from bringing it. I said, "Let them think that you don't have anything to use so they can give you the company computer. At least you don't have to worry about the wear and tear on your personal belongings."

The cycle and concept of "seniority" will be in use again since Jane's pc will go to RB, his will go to Matet, and Matet's will go to Roland. I don't want to trade mine for another hand-me-down. So nevermind.


Dottie has decided she doesn't want to continue spending her braincells with our company so she decided to tender h…


Seems that the only way I can shed off extra pounds without working out is through fasting.


Where Do We Go from Here?!

I'm not singing the song, mind you. I'm just using the line because it seems appropriate given the circumstances our workplace is facing right now.

The Plot:
The pathway from the main road going inside the vicinity of the building is not owned by the company. We pay the owner of the lot for our right of way.
Inexplicably, something went wrong - either the owner wants to get his lot for his own use, or he's demanding more from our company. Either way, he decides to re-claim the right of passage - the main path that the employees and majority of the customers use to get inside our building.

What the Owner did, and is continuing to do:
1) He put "banderitas" (small flags hanging on a string suspended above ground, along with the electricity lines...) along the border of his lot.
2) About two days after he placed those unsightly colored flags, he parked two vehicles on both sides of the road to prevent cars and other vehicles from entering the company premises, made an…

Why You Were Given a Company Phone

It's not because your boss likes you...

Not because your co-workers even think they like you.

The bomb-sniffing dog doesn't even glance at you...

You were given the privilege of "owning" a company phone....

So that whenever, wherever, you can be contacted.

That includes the times when you're taking your long sweet time having snacks....

Or taking a leak.

New Blog - Office Chronicles

Seeing that I have posted several musings regarding my office life, I've decided to just set up a new blog to accommodate my "thoughts" regarding office life....

I hope my readers can understand why I decided to delete "Know Your Accounts".... It's just way too niche-related to update regularly...

Anyway, you'll all be finding updates on accounting & audit related topics included in some of my posts here in "The Office Chronicles".... take note of the link though because as far as I'm concerned, somebody already owns a blog with the exact URL, but only has two posts....


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