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Mangloloko

beware of this person

this photo was taken via hidden camera outside our shop. The guy wearing a jacket has serious delusions of grandeur. grabe itong tao na ito kung magpretend. He's a fake. he cannot even pay 5thousand which he owes as salary to a person he "hired". He cannot be trusted.

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Posted by GingerFerrer 02:47 Archived in Philippines Comments (0)

Mga Feelers...

ahahah!!

Ito ang comment ni Boabel sa friendster:

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Totoo nga naman. Dumadami na talaga ngayon ang nagmamagaling! grabe. May nagsabi na sa akin dati na tumingin daw muna ako sa salamin bago ako mamintas at hindi naman ako kagandahan. Ahehem, hindi naman po ako nagiimagine na maganda ako? (Kase, talagang alam ko na maganda ako!) Ahahaha!! sabi nga nila Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. At dahil minsan green at minsan grey or blue ang eyes ko, maganda na yun para sa akin. Kidding.

Hindi naman ako nagpepretend na magaling sa trabaho, di ako nag iinarte na maganda or mayaman ako. Panay nga utang ko eh diba Mommy Tess? Ang akin lang, kung maayos ang trabaho mo, at nakakita ka ng hindi maayos sumagot, dun ka mag react. Hindi yung ang yabang yabang mong mag inarte na keshyo si ganito ganyan ang tanga tanga sumagot. Eh pag nakakuha ko ng tanga mong sagot, gusto mo i-send natin sa outlook?

Isa pa, kung biruan, biruan lang. Wag personalin. Yun nga lang, may mga tao talagang sensitive. Dapat mag neutrogena. Hindi na dapat binibiro ang mga taong ganun. Ni hindi mo alam na affected na pala. Too late na bago mo marealize na infected, ay affected pala. Yun lang, kung sensitive na nga, wag nang dagdagan ang mga storya. Dahil hindi porkit na-offend ka at hindi na tayo nagpapansinan, eh ibig sabihin pagaaksayahan na kita ng panahon na i-put down. Alam mo naman ako, sadyang bastos ang bibig. Pag may comment ako, wag mo sana iisipin na ikaw nanaman ang sinasabihan ko. Dahil mula nung araw na dinead-ma mo ako, binura na kita sa peripheral vision ko. Ahehehe!!

Ang dapat nga magmalaki eh yung mga may ibubuga. Si Selah, mataas ang stats. Tahimik pa ang buhay. Yun nga, as I've said, tahimik si selah. Baka kaya mataas ang stats nya? Tumahimik din kaya ako? Di ko ata kaya. Si mOmmy Cristy, mataas ang stats, pero bastos din tulad ko. Yun nalang kaya gayahin ko? Si Teena, ganun ganun lang pumapasok, nagtatrabaho, naghihit ng stats. May time to party pa ang lola mo. Si Mommy Tess, nagtatrabaho ng matiwasay. Si bOabel.... Boabel tamad ka. Ahahaha!!! Pintasero ka pa!! joke. Sagutin mo lahat ng Promise pag magka shift tayo ha? (",)

Sabi nga dati, show me the numbers. Stats. Shet, panty ko nalang pwede?

Bagsak kase ang stats ko ngayon. Napakaganda kase ng sched ad ko. Kaya nga papatayin na rin ako ni Quiti eh. Pero masasabi ko naman na "konti" lang ang "contact us" ko na walang explanation. At hindi ako nag a-unable to lcate ng nandoon na yung itinerary sa ExpeRT. Hindi rin ako nag a-unable to determine kung kaya ko intindihin ang tanong ni pax. Yung mga tipong, minsan tinamad mag research, ganun lang. Ahaha....

Ang masasabi ko lang, Live And Let Live.

Posted by GingerFerrer 07:48 Archived in Philippines Tagged tips_and_tricks Comments (7)

Sensitive kuno...

Some girls are naughty,
some girls are nice,
some girls love to party,
some are like ice.
some maybe like sugar,
but inside they're full of spice!!!

...For short, nasa loob pala ang kulo....ahehehe!

May mga tao na kung makapag salita, akala mo super bait. May mga super sweet. Yun pala, mas grabe pa sa nakakawala sa corral. Sana magpakatotoo sila no? Paiinumin ko sila ng Sprite. O Royal. truth serum siguro.

Pa-epek pa, panget naman!!!!

Posted by GingerFerrer 00:07 Archived in Philippines Tagged women Comments (3)

Kokology

Last night at MOA National Bookstore, I came along this book titled "Kokology, The Game of Self Discovery" by Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito.

Kokology is the study of kokoro which in Japanese means "mind" or "spirit".

Here are two examples:

1. You’re in hot pursuit of a suspect fleeing a crime scene. After a long chase, you finally manage to run him down and make the arrest. You’re standing over him with your pistol in his face. Busted! What does the suspect say to you as he stares down the barrel of your gun?

  • *Discovery: What did the cornered crook have to say for himself? Although you were imagining yourself as the police officer, your own hidden tendencies came out in the criminals words. In the game of cops and robbers, it’s the robbers who have to come up with excuses as the cops haul them off to jail. The way you imagined him responding gives an idea of how you reacted when your parents caught you doing something bad. And if you’re like most people, it’s how you continue to behave today.

2. Every shape and design may be reduced to the same basic building blocks: points and lines. For some, those words may dredge up painful memories of high school geometry class. But they can also take us back to a time when the world was simple, to grade school art class when a house could be drawn using four squares and a triangle or a face created with a circle, two dots and a wavy line.

You’ll need a pen and paper for this game. Using a single circle and any number of triangles and squares, draw a design on the paper.

  • **Interpretation: If you drew a very large circle, you possess an equally great sense of self. That can be a good thing when it leads to positive self-regard, but for some people it signifies a distorted notion of their place in the world — in other words, at its center. If you drew a very small circle, you see yourself as insignificant or dwarfed by the world around you. Don’t let yourself be overwhelmed by all those triangles and squares! they’re made of the same points and lines as you are!

The number and size of triangles you used represents your work or school responsibilities. Large triangles denote your sense of the importance of your work and the fulfillment you find in it, while a large number of triangles means you’re working on several projects at once. Be careful if you have too many triangles; it may mean you need to cut down on your workload before it wears you out.

The squares stand for how you feel about society and other people. If you used very large squares, it indicates you’re under pressure to conform of fit in. If you put many squares in your design, it shows you tend to feel lost in the crowd or burdened by too many rules.

If the shapes in your design connect, overlap and share borders, it means you’re enjoying a degree of integration and harmony between those aspects of your life. If all the shapes occupy separate spaces, it’s likely you’ll see signs of isolation and lack of connection in your life as well.

I enjoyed playing Kokology. It made me think more about how I really feel inside and how others perceive me. Other people may see me as a bitch who has nothing better to do but criticize others, make fun of accents and imitate gramatically incorrect phrases, but still, some people see the real me. That's my baby boy Koko.

To the world, I may be just one person. But to this person, I am the whole world.

Below are the latest pictures of my baby Koko.

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Posted by GingerFerrer 02:51 Archived in Philippines Tagged family_travel Comments (3)

Runner up

different agent, different lines...

Eto naman ang mga narinig namin sa kabilang team. Hindi na ito galing kay favorite agent, who will be resigning daw by month end. May kapalit na sha...

... unfortunately, ah, we cannot, ah, we cannot guarantee you that ah, that you will be on the waiting list... ah because.. we do not have the list of the ah people who will be cancelling... (tapos kung ano ano na yung pinindot sa call master, nawala na yung caller.tumahimik na si agent... maya maya, "Thank you for calling Expedia.com...(binaba kaya no pax yung phone o nag release ng call ito?)

... this hotel is near the casino, however we do not have the exact miles... exact miles? ano to airline points? tingnan mo kase sa more lodging info. then click on Location and Map

...okay please tell me if this is correct, you will arrive Kahului at 3:22pm or 4:25pm? (correct.)

... I'm so sorry! I really do... hihiihi - nakuha pa nyang tumawa.

-- okay, so can you please hold on for me? (habang nag eexplain sa mentor..) - hindi, sha yung gumawa, hindi nga sha naka went through eh.

... hello Malena, oh Alana...i still cannot do it on my end...(blahblahblah) however the error keeps on coming....

... actually i will do check on that.. okay... like, like, like you want to get the nonstop flight ...

... if i may ask you, how did you come up with Costa rica, of all the places?... (do ko alam kung ang ibig sabihin nya eh bakit sa costa rica pa sa lahat lahat ng pwedeng pagpiliian na negative ang dating...)

... do you wanna be seated on the front fourth row? (san kaya yun?)

...because if you book this tomorrow, the prices will already be up by around 500usd or more... (wow, kaya nya unahan ang price change ng airline)

Eto naman ang mga natitirang lines ni favorite agent. Siguro last na to, kase paalis na sha:

... its a one star hotel and a half

... now, your flight is still ah-voidable...(yan kase, ah ng ah... naging avoidable tuloy yung flight)

... (talking about relationships..) kame napaka-stagnant. (tubig canal ata sya.)

... Okay let me just google it real quick. I'll just check it with the google....

... and you will be leaving out of from where?

... how do you sound that?

... what country again? Bahrain? is that b-a-h-r-a-i-n? (shet naman)

Nakakatuwa na nakaka-sad.

Posted by GingerFerrer 16:28 Archived in Philippines Comments (0)

Who will step up?

Now that Mitch has made it official that she is resigning, Boss has asked members of the e-mail team to step up in the soon-to-be-vacated place.

Here are my candidates:

MNLKKawarai -

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Quiti is a very meticulous person. OC to the max yan kahit saan. Pag dumadaan kame sa mga chairs na nahaharang sa aisle, she returns them to their proper places before we move along. Pagtapos mag yosi, automatic yan mag wash hands. When answering a case, usisera pa. Minsan ang tagal (as in) nyan sumagot ng isang case, kala ko naman super hirap. Yun pala, pinakikialaman nya lahat ng cases sa ExpeRT na hindi na related sa case nya. Kaya nalalaman nya na may nagsasagutan na TAC at kung san na TS sa ExpeRT, kase nga pinakikialaman nya yung cases. Super sama ng loob nya nung napilitan shang mag call-in last Wednesday. Na-break na daw kase ang record nya na no call-in. Ilang taon na yan dito sa PS pero zero call-in. Ang asawa naman nyang si Jerome (na Cendant batch mate ko) ay consistent Mighty Moy (now Road Runner) awardee. Sha ang constant tagapag-paalala ko na break time ko na or lunch time ko na. Mas memorized pa nya noon ang sched ko kesa sa akin.

MNLCRomanes -

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Daddy Kit, as often referred to by the e-mail team, does not like to sit in a chair other than the one that has his sign on it. The sign is a teleplus sticker. Everyone from our shift takes extra care to vacate that chair when Daddy's shift is approaching. Sasabihin lang nun, "oi, upuan ko." The agent sitting there would scramble to get up and get a new chair. According to his appraisal, "(He) instills fear in his teammates" daw. True. Nung newbie ako sa e-mail, takot ako lumapit kay Daddy kit, kase nakakatakot. Parang pag mainit ang ulo, di mo pwede kausapin. kaya kay Gelo (aka Bernard) ako nagtatanong. Pero nung naka-adjust na ako, nalaman ko kung gaano kabait si Daddy Kit. galit lang sha sa taong tanga. Mahilig sha sa mga "takeaways" nila, mga "uploads"... hihihi diba Daddy? He handled VIP queue noon, kaya bilib din ako sa kanya. Nagyon sa Elite na sha sumasagot. Mainitin ang ulo, lalo na pag gutom. Hearty eater, sarap kasama kumain. Aside from the fact na libre. Hehehe.

MNLMtomas -

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Ang socialite ever ng e-mail team. She surely does not look her age... (29 nga ba mommy?;-) ) Napaka neat mag damit and carry lagi ang fashion. She's a dynamic mom of two cuties like Quiti. Si Mommy Tess, nung una laging pre-occupied sa ibang websites. But when she realized that she could do better, aba, nag perform ng todo ang lola mo. (Perform in what way? hihihi) Actually, ang majority ng templates na ginagamit ko nung newbie ako came from her. Ang gusto nyan eh yung tipong appropriate lagi ang wordings mo sa e-mail. Sa kanya ako na-hasa mang-bara ng pax sa e-mail in a nice way. Yung tipong hndi na magrereply si pax, shut up na. Ganun. Maldita din itong si Mommy Tess. Like me, mahilig ito mag comment about a lot of things. Pero what I enjoy most is our afternoon talks and affairs of the heart sessions. Parang same wave length kase ang takbo ng utak namin ni Mommy Tess. Tulad nalang sa walang kamtayan example namin na "Kung mahihlig sha sa apple pie, maging apple pie ka muna. Pag nageenjoy na sha sa apple pie mo, too late na bago nya malaman na buko pie ka pala." Gets? Yan ang pinakamagandang advise. Pag naging TS OIC siguro si Mommy Tess, ang one-on-one sessions namin eh affairs of the heart.

MNLTreyes -

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Eto lang ang kilala ko na pag tinayp mo ang nick name and surname "Teena Reyes" sa receipient field sa outlook eh tatanggapin. Tayo puro first letter of the first name then last name, sometimes followed by a number. Pero sa sobrang katagalan na nito ni Teena, eh nick name palang ok na kay Outlook. Batch 1 ka ba naman eh. Eto ang agent na kahit mag surf ng kung anu-anong sites eh palaging 70 plus pa ang productivity. At good quality ang mga ito ha. Hindi yung tipong makareply lang eh okay na. May kasama pang admin work yan. Teena loves to travel, lalo na pag beaches ang pupuntahan. She recently came back from Boracay (sans the tan) with friends. Bilib din ako kase napaka animated nya magkwento. Madadala ka sa stories.

Now, the question is, who will be the one to take Mitch's place? And kung may mapili na, sana wag na matagalan ang Management sa pag decide kung worthy ang isang tao sa position. Makikita mo naman agad yun. Wag na sana maging stagnant ang career ng papalit. Sige, pag naka kuha yan ng good offer, goodbye agad yan. These are only four of the people in the E-mail team who deserve some form of recognition from management. Meron pang iba. Sana ma-realize din ng management na hindi enough ang Kudo, good job at pat on the back. Mayroon tayong mga pamilya na umaasa sa atin, kaya we need a better form of compensation. Hindi naman maibibili ng gatas ang congratulatory e-mail diba? At hindi rin makakbayad ng renta sa bahay ang TS-OIC sa signature mo. Let us reward the deserving people appropriately.

Posted by GingerFerrer 00:05 Archived in Philippines Comments (1)

MNLMWee - Endshift, resigned.

who is next in line?

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It is now official. Our current TS-OIC has submitted her resignation and will be off for greener pastures by next month. A better offer has come her way and she opted to take it, like any sane person would.

Mitch is a fair and hard-working person. When she was made OIC of our team after Yvette was transferred to QA, she threw herself into her new role with abandon. She's one of the people that I respect in our team. You can count on her to stand up for you as long as she knows you deserve a chance or because she knows you tried your best.

Wee, as often referred to by vet email agents, or mitchiemitch as I call her, is one tough lady.

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I had a lot of SA violations during her "term" but she kept on giving me chances to improve. I especially remember the early months of my pregnancy when I'd fall asleep smack in the middle of replying to a case. My teammates would take turns in coming over to my station and wake me up. Jules and Bianca often knocked on my chair when they'd see Boss approach. One time, even Boss came over to my station and woke me up. I knew that Mitch was in hot water with Boss for letting me act that way, but she simply talked to me and said she understood. When my sleeping during work hours continued, she had no choice but to issue a warning, which I accepted whole-heartedly because I knew that I had no one to blame but myself. I rarely accept or own up to my mistakes, but this time, I knew I deserved it.

Mitch can be counted on to attend our parties, get-togethers and such, with Ryan along. At the same time, she'd still be up and fresh for work after an event. She strives to balance every aspect of her life.

Mitch is a true friend. It's sad to see her leave the company, but this is a good opportunity for her. Still, I can't help but think that if only our account acted in a timely manner to promote her, then maybe, just maybe, she wouldn't even entertain the thought of leaving. She has been an OIC for nine months now and still her signature remains as:

Michelle L. Wee l Email Team Supervisor-OIC, Travel & Consumer

No wonder she opted to leave.

Well Mitch, I hope your new venture would be another thing for you to be proud of. I know you'd do well. I just hope that the next TS-OIC won't have to wait as long as you did before being made a TS.

Posted by GingerFerrer 17:09 Archived in Philippines Tagged women Comments (2)

Bolang bilog, wag tutulog-tulog.....

sabihin sakin kung sila.. ba, bebi, bo buuuuu!!!

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Us women are known to have great intuition.

We know when something fishy is going on, when someone is hiding something from us, when there is something for us to find out. However, we don't usually voice out our suspicions until we have concrete proof.

For now, we have a few building materials available on the ongoing guessing game - SINO SI LONELY BOY AT LONELY GIRL. My team mates and I have been blessed to overhear one suspected-malamang-sila-si-lonely girl- at - lonely boy-"couple".

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We were only able to catch snippets of the conversation. Kame lang siguro nagbibigay ng kahulugan. Pero, kung ikaw si Lonely Girl, malang kaya mo nga itong sabihin sa Sup mo:

"magleleave ka nanaman?"

"nung inaya mo akong kumain, kakakain ko lang kaya nun?" - ano kaya kinain nya?

"eh alam mo naman kung bakit bumaba yung stats ko nun diba?"

"eh absent ka ng absent eh.." - eh feeling ko ikaw nagbibigay ng feedback sa sup mo?

Supected LB: "Trenta minutos ka na jan di ka pa tapos?"
Suspected LG: "Eh pano hindi ko alam sasabihin ko. sabi ko naman sayo ikaw na magsulat dito..." - sabi ko na nga ba eh. mas kilala ka siguro ng sup mo kesa sa pagkakilala mo sa sarili mo?

Suspected Best Friend of Suspected LG: "sabi nila kahapon may anak ka na daw?" - ay sus, naman tong si suspected bestfriend of suspected LG, nag dedeny pa? Yeskalera number one na!!

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Lalo tuloy nabubuo ang suspicions namin kung sino ang mga tinutukoy ni Callboi sa Crashing Confessions.

Could they be the couple?

Ba.. be bi.... bo buuuuuuuuuuuu.......

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Posted by GingerFerrer 14:59 Archived in Philippines Tagged women Comments (2)

Half Day Queen

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I am the Half Day Queen of my team.
Not because I was Queen for half a day.
But because I always arrive at 11:00am,
4 hours after my shift has started.

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Posted by GingerFerrer 19:37 Archived in Philippines Comments (0)

Care ko ba sayo?

Yes, I am MEAN.

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Someone posted a comment on the entry "My Favorite Agent". Kkmmm ang kanyang log in/ code name. Nagrereact dahil mean daw ako. At kung magaling akong agent, dapat wala ako sa e-mail team. Hindi nya siguro inabutan ang time na tinitingala ang e-mail team. Dotcom palang, inaasam ko na mapunta sa e-mail. Nung natupad, I couldn't have been happier. Di nila alam na mas mahirap ang mapunta sa e-mail team. Dito, nakakadaldal ka nga, pero kailangan mo i-meet ang required number of e-mails. That's a minimum of 65 emails a day. Ewan ko kung di mapudpod ang daliri ni Kkmmm sa kaka-type. At dapat magaling ka rin sa client specs. Hindi lang sa Expedia.com kungdi pati sa WWTE, ThankYou Network, Expedia Promise and Elite for a chosen few.

Pero, kebs. Masaya kami. Manglalait ako kung gusto ko manglait. Jan ako minahal ng ibang team mates ko. Like Quiti, Mommy Tes, Jules, Gilds, Boabs (love mo ba ko Boabs? ;-) ). Alam na nila ang ugali ko. Pati sarili ko naman nilalait ko. I never claimed to be a perfect person. Mataba ako pero feeling ko sexy ako. Maingay ako. Tanga ako sa pag ibig. Pero wag na wag kong maririnig na hindi magaling ang mga nasa e-mail. Naku!!!

Ang tao nga naman. Para sa mga ibang nagbabasa dito, kung meron man, please note that this blog is intended for my views, for my amusement. Kung naooffend, wag basahin. Simple.

Posted by GingerFerrer 21:21 Archived in Philippines Tagged educational Comments (2)

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