Our long weekend last time started on a Friday. The husband filed a leave from work on that day, primarily, to 1.) claim our approved MSVS form from the HDMF (pag-ibig) office and 2.) claim my back pay from my previous work (finally, after more than a year..procrastination on my part is once again to be blamed).
We spent almost the whole day in Makati: at my parent’s house where we dropped off Asher and Yayie, got a sedula from the city hall (required for my back pay), HDMF then lastly, at my former company.
Everything would have been relatively fast and easy but I did not anticipate that I’d be queued on line for a freaking total of 3 1/2 hours. First, at the HDMF office, I waited for an hour before I got the form. Although I was seated and they have a waiting number system, I got so bored because I didn’t have anyone to talk with. The husband was waiting outside the building driving the van around the vicinity because there’s no parking space available. I occasionally used my phone to browse the web but the battery’s draining so, to kill boredom, I snooped and eavesdropped on the discussion at the counter. One interesting concern I overheard from a lady: her husband (the borrower) just died and she was wondering how to go about their loan that hasn’t matured yet.
I remember this was discussed when we attended the Housing Loan Counseling/Seminar last month. The Loan Program has a provision that, upon the borrower’s death, the property will be automatically paid up and given to the identified beneficiary. This is what the Mortgage/Sales Redemption Insurance (MRI/SRI) is for. I also remember the speaker discussed in passing the importance of getting a term life insurance when this issue was tackled.
After getting our purpose at the HDMF office, I
spent wasted 2 1/2 hours standing (take note..standing) in line before I got my cheque at my former company. I didn’t expect that there would be that much co-resignees storming the HR also to get their final pay checks that day. It’s a good thing that the lady behind me started a conversation so while we waited, we were chatting and ranting what’s taking the HR staffs so long. But as they say, no pain no glory, so after more than a couple of hours, I’m a few thousand bucks richer…we got additional funds for our M Project. Yahoo!
I just have to add that our Friday was a gastronomic one. We had a KFC takeout for lunch, Jollibee for merienda, a Chicken Binakol 6 pm dinner in Makati then an 8:30 PM Dinuguan dinner here in Frisco. Well, had so much appetite for a very tiring yet productive day, huh?Filed under Home, Random Thoughts., Work Musings. | Comment (0)
When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness. Our enemies would dance with joy if only they knew how they were worrying us, lacerating us, and getting even with us! Our hate is not hurting them at all, but our hate is turning our own days and nights into a hellish turmoil.
~ Dale Carnegie
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
In simpler terms: He who angers you conquers you.
Choose your battle.
Why waste your energy on a person or a minor unpleasant thing when what you should just do: take 3 deep breaths…shrug it off…let go…and smile.
Simple lang, di ba?Filed under Random Thoughts. | Comments (5)
A couple..err make that three…good news brought a big smile on my face this morning as I turned on my lappy. Work is really doing good and I’m just thankful that it seems luck is on our side and everything’s going our way for that M thing. Now I just need to do my part, overcome laziness and work, work and work and enjoy what is given me.
I will also be as busy as a bee today. I’m expanding my online nooks for more moolah opportunities. Setting up a new one entails a lot of time, creativity and great mental powers. Soooo, wish me luck.
Here’s for more positivity on a great Tuesday morning.Filed under Blogging Life., Random Thoughts. | Comment (0)
If only Santino is right here beside me, he could have given me some enlightening words na from Bro. Yes, I need a whack on the head right now. He could have reminded me about the true meaning of “giving”.
Well, let’s admit it. Most of the time, we can’t help ourselves to hope and expect for something in return when we give. Or when giving, we are readying our ears to hear the words “thank you” and we feel bad, if we don’t. We abhor “ingratos”….”hmph, di man lang nag thank you.” Or sometimes, we nag and seemingly “collect” what we’ve done good or favors in the past. Or, we give with the belief of karma, that we’ll reap the good deeds we’ve done but if we don’t, we stop being kind.
But then…we’re just human beings with emotions. There are those kasi na di man lang marunong mahiya.
Haha! I told you, I need Bro’s tapik-tapik. Bro, please help me. Please help them too..
“To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love”
~ Oscar Wilde
Today, you are restrained from opening your Facebook.
Hmmm, okay you are allowed to open it and read your friends’ status updates but absolutely NO opening of Typing Maniac, Bejeweled Blitz and Waka-Waka applications!
You have a handful of tasks to finish that are more rewarding and fruitful compared to the satisfaction of seeing your name on top of the scoreboard. Remember, those apps do not make the “ca-ching ca-ching” sound on your paypal wallet.
And if that’s not enough to motivate you, I bet this picture will:
Snagged from Freshome.