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17 May 2016 2 Comments
Been there, done that.. 11 years ago..
I know the feeling – yung feeling ng naghihintay for my turn *hugot* sa interview.. Na-experience ko yung maglakad kame sa Makati and sa Ortigas ng tanghaling tapat, lunch lang ang pahinga, at puntahan ang job fairs sa Glorietta.
Na-experience ko ang paasahin *hugot* na tatawagan ka after 2 weeks pero waley naman. Ang shaket.shaket. Pwede naman kase magsabi ng totoo, paaasahin ka pa. *hugot*
Na-experience ko ma-frustrate kakahanap ng work. Nagalit din ako sa mga lecheng companies (lahat actually sila) na naghahanap ng someone with 5 years of related work experience. Tang*na eh pano!? Hahaha.
Tapos yung feeling na mainggit kapag may nababalitaan na yung ka-batch mong isa meron na. Yung worry na “hala baka ako na lang walang work!”
My friends and I even thought of buying a space in an ad saying, “Wanted: Work” para baliktad naman.
Na-feel ko din nun ma-down at mawalan ng hope na makakahanap pa. During that time, one of my close friends called me para ibalitang may trabaho na sya (mang-inggit ba? Hehe joke!), plus syempre kamustahin din ang paghahanap ko. Then he told me, “did you know it took me 7 companies bago ko nahanap yung work ko ngayon? Kaya okay lang yan mahahanap mo din”
Na-experience ko pagdudahan ng Papa ko (sumalangit nawa) kung talaga daw bang naghahanap ako ng work. Hindi nya lang alam ang hirap ko, my gudnes. Hehe!
But hey! After all the patience, the prayers, after all the kalyo kakalakad, after all the printed reshumey, nahanap ko din sya. (hindi sya na “sya”.. but sya na work ha)
Mahirap lang talaga sa simula. Kaya pag nahanap mo na *hugot* yung trabaho na nagbigay ng chance syo *hugot*, mahalin mo *hugot*, alagaan mo *hugot* para mahalin ka rin nito pabalik *hugot*
Kaya sa lahat ng matyagang naghihintay *hugot* ng calls for interview, o naghahanap *hugot* ng trabaho, tiwala lang! *hugooot*
Ang paghahanap phase ay simula lang. Start lang yan ng another series of a series of “starts”.
Goodluck! May we all find the one that will make us feel excited every morning and fulfilled every end of day. *final hugot* 🤗
03 Feb 2016 Leave a comment
I am writing this while seated by the window in a 12 or 14-seater van. The tinted windows make it dark inside I could not read a book.
While I am enjoying my view by the window (I love window seats, btw), I notice that because of the tinted windows, everything looks gloomy from the inside of the van when in fact it is bright and sunny outside.
Then I realized that sometimes it is how we see things. Sometimes we see things differently from what it actually is.
In an iPhone camera, there are 8 filters – Mono, Tonal, Noir, Fade, Chrome, Process, Transfer, Instant. In the Camera360 application, there are even more.
Seeing things and situations is like taking pictures. There are those that do not need a filter because you can already see beauty in its rawness, that you can already accept it for what it is. And sometimes there those that you need to use filter on – like you have to see the other side, find its sense and beauty by choosing a filter that suits you.
Things don’t always go the way we want it. And during those days, let’s just try to choose a filter by which we look at those things or situations from. Let’s choose the filter that will not worsen the way we see them, but rather help us see things more clearly or in a different color.
Ooops. I’m almost about to get off. Gotta go! 😉