“Unemployed No More”

Two more nights to go and I’ll start working at the Loans Department of a financial institution. I am grateful and proud to say that my job is in-line with my course. And, I started searching for articles about do’s and don’ts during first day etc. since last week and I think I’m ready for it!

The employment process happened for almost two weeks and a lot of people told me that it was pretty fast. All of them were really happy for me and at the same time was really shocked. I wasn’t shocked but I was overwhelmed because some of my former classmates haven’t yet acquired a job. Yet here I am waiting for my first day on Wednesday. So it was a blessing for us.

Job Hunt 2015 was tough because right after graduation I started hunting for a job, dropped hundreds of resume’s to different companies, was texted for an exam and interviews. Everything was charged to experience, so ever since I started having exams and interviews. I was able to practice and hone the way an exam and interview would be conducted. I just want to know the process, from passing the exam till the interviews. But I have no plans to work yet because there was a scheduled vacation to other country and if there will be a job offer I won’t be able to continue the employment process.

June 8, 2015, I was back here in the Philippines. The next day I started hunting job right away and this time there will be no hesitations like the last time. So I drop my resume’s to different companies again, received texts and calls for an exam and interviews, went to the companies Head Office. Since I had the experience, I know the process. I kinda have sort-of idea about the exam and the interviews. I passed their exams and interviews. The first position that I’ve applied for is Restaurant Management Trainee, I passed but I wasn’t able to continue the pre-employment process. Because I also had the chance to take an exam at a financial institution. And I also passed the exam and interviews, but I didn’t expect that much from the company. So I waited for almost 5 days, and they called for the second interview. The second interview was a panel interview, I think it was compose of the team leader and the supervisor. The interview went smooth, I wasn’t that nervous at all but the questions are tough, you just have to circle it around and answer them honestly. After the interview, I went home. Then somebody called, it was the Department Head. She wanted me to go back on the next day for the Final Interview. The Final Interview was very smooth. And I didn’t expect that It was also the day of Job Offer.

Now, I am Unemployed No More. Living in a third world country such as the Philippines, Unemployment Rate is very high. It was a tough fight between fresh graduates for a vacant position in a company. A piece of advice for fresh graduates, if the Job Offer wasn’t that bad. Accept the Offer, do not be picky because you have a lot of competitors. At first, the salary wasn’t going to be that high because it was just an entry-level job, and you’re a rank-and-file employee. On the long-run, you will get a salary raise. And as a probationary employee, do not focus on the salary but focus on the job and tasks given in order for you to be regularized and have your salary increase.

That’s for all today, I hope you learn something. It’s been months. Hopefully, I’ll be able to share with you my work experiences. 🙂 Chao!

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“The difference between an Acquaintance, Friend, True Friend”

We all have friends. Others have many while others have a few. In my twenty one years of existence. I’ve met lots of people. Based on my observations and experiences, some won’t treat you as a friend as much as you treat them as a friend. You thought you we’re friends to them but after all you are just an acquaintance. What is the difference of being an acquaintance, friend, and a true friend?

An Acquaintance is someone whom you can talk with everyday but don’t develop some intimate relationship like having to share some of your personal life. They don’t care about on how you look today, how you feel, how you perceive the world. You are just an acquaintance for a person if he approaches you if they need something or has a favor. Sometimes talk with you or ask something about upcoming events in school or work. Acquaintances also compose of friends of friends, friends of friends of friends, friends of your parents, friends of you relatives etc.

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Some says if you’ve found a friend don’t ever let it go, it is equivalent to a treasure. A Friend is someone whom you can share your personal life with. He is also someone who is willing to help you on your concerns. The difference between a friend and an acquaintance is that friends care about you. They care about your life. You have a treasure and anytime it may develop into an intimate friend relationship. You can TRUST a friend and I am thankful for having such good friends, having to trust them genuinely.

A True friend is someone who you can really TRUST. No matter how long you’ve been away with this person, it feels like there’s no gap between you and that person. That’s the best thing that God have created.

“Finance”

It’s been almost four years since I entered college. Taking up a business course major in finance! Wow. Just W-O-W. From a vocational course as a Graphic artist to a bachelors degree as a soon to be Chief financial officer. When I was on my middle school, I never thought of taking up business courses. I usually tell other people that I wanted to take up a course related to engineering especially Computer Science. Well, that was my dream-course. I always tell myself that “I am going to be an Engineer”…

I even took up College Entrance Test in a University at Manila to test my luck to be part of a university. It was a university, a home for engineering courses. Unfortunately, I didn’t pass the required points for computer science course but I was on the waiting list which I was given the chance to choose from the other courses offered.

Sometimes we have to do sacrifices for the better good. – Guy

Luckily, I passed on a College Entrance Test where all students are scholars of the city. So here I was currently enrolled taking up the said course. I get to enjoy most of the time without worrying about tuition fees because the College was sponsored by the city. We have no problem in terms of paying tuition fees every semester, so we are kind of lucky I suppose. But of course we need to provide ourselves our uniform and other miscellaneous expenses up to our graduation.

Now, I enjoy studying business course. Financial Management is a course where challenges you to be that kind of person who makes wise decisions. It’s part of our job. Not only be good in calculations but also on how you analyze things deriving a very concrete decisions considering all the factors that might took place. I felt like I was destined to take up this course. I dunno, I am happy whenever I read articles about business. It feeds my mind. It made me more knowledgeable in terms of being part of a business.

I really hope that someday I get to acquire a suitable job that is related to Finance. I really hope so. I am praying to God!

Writing 101 Day Five : Be Brief

You stumble upon a random letter on the path. You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter.

Today’s twist: Approach this post in as few words as possible.


 

What if we stumble upon a letter coming from God? What if you read it and you were shocked that it was addressed to you but it was never delivered on your mail box? It says on the mail:

Hi Guy,

How are you?

Best Regards,

God

The story about the encounter is yours to fill up. We have different point of views. Its yours now. I am open for comments below!

 

Writing 101 Day Four : The Serial Killer

Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more.


 

Honestly, she is one of the reason why I stop writing/blogging before. Even though the prompt says it doesn’t need to be depressive. I think I can write about it now. I will write it in a non-depressive way.

February 5, 2010 the worst day of my life. This is the day when I lost my mom. She owns the biggest part of my life. How a 16 year old boy cope up with the loss? It’s difficult it was more harder than I thought. Being a Mom’s boy, whenever I need something I just yell “Mom! Where is.. Mom! Can I have.. Mom! I need to go somewhere else! I need an allowance..” It’s always “Mom!” First months are depressing because I need to think that I am on my own now. There’s no Mom to call at, there’s no Mom to yell and say “Can I have?”. Particularly going to the market and cook our food for breakfast, in the afternoon and dinner. What I only have is “Me”. My dad is not always around. We’re not that close before. We don’t even talk that much. At home my mom cleans everything. What do I know about cleaning? I used to play video games in the computer. It was a big adjustment for me.

I started in College without a Mom but then I was lucky to have my Sister. I owe her a lot. She stands as my second Mom when Mom left us. She is my mentor/teacher in Life. She is very supportive!

Whenever I saw old women walking on the streets I used to remember my mom. What if she is here with us? You know. Lots of “What ifs” in my mind.  The loss of my Mom brought us to reality that we have to work for ourselves. We have to stand up and be brave for whatever obstacles that may life give us. Four years after my mom died, a lot has changed in me. I can feel it. Though its a long and hard adjustment but I made it. I can now manage my allowance for my daily needs in school and at home. I clean my room everyday, not letting the bed bugs bite me. I do the laundry. I do everything for myself.

Losing is something that is necessary in life. For us to learn something and to improve furthermore. ~Guy

I may have lost my mom but not her unconditional love. She will always be forever in my heart. Always. It thought me to be more responsible and think like a real man. Its not a loss, its a gain.

Someday all of us will leave this world especially our loved ones. They will lose us but not our hearts and the good or bad things that we did. We need to ponder up more of the positive things in life while we are here.

In every loss there’s a gain. ~Guy

And How is that for a non-depressive way of writing? So give your utmost love to your loved ones right now. You can kiss them on the cheek, hug them just simply say I love you.

Writing 101 Day Three : Commit to a Writing Practice

Today, celebrate three songs that are significant to you. For your twist, write for fifteen minutes without stopping — and build a writing habit.

 


Just Once by James Ingram this was my favorite song. When I was a kid I sing this song very much especially in Karaoke, I even got a 100 for it. As I remember I was 9 or 10 years old when I start to love singing. I am a song lover, I also love to sing. I play a guitar which I need to practice a lot. I can play guitar but not that excellent, compare to other we see on youtube. If you know what I mean. When I was a kid this song was first on my list to sing on Karaoke. I don’t know why maybe it really has something in it, the feeling of the lyrics. Imagine a 10 years old singing Just Once with so much emotion. Yeah I guess it really has significance in my life. Until now I sing it while taking a shower or just in an idle time with my guitar.

Ocean Deep by Cliff Richard it was my moms favorite. She always sings it also in karaoke. Actually it was second on my list when I was a kid. I also sing it while taking a shower or in my idle time. It also has something to it. Its a song where in a guy have searched everywhere just to find his true love. As the song says. It also have a big impact to me because my mom left me when I was 16, she’s with God now. Whenever I sing or it was played. I remember my mom, her sacrifices for me and everything. Then reminisce all the happy memories I had with her. I can also hear her while it was played, maybe its because of my playful imagination. I miss my mom. If I can turn back time, I would say to her that she is my true love. She loved me unconditionally with all his life. I miss her.

Beautiful in my Eyes by Joshua Kadison it is a great song! It was the favorite song of my life time crush (I guess). It was a love at first sight, since then I’ve never forgotten her. If I would be given an opportunity to sing this to her. I will grab that opportunity. I really like her. She is so beautiful, smart, witty and simple. She is my peace of mind in this crazy world. We’re friends right now. In time, I will tell her how I really feel about her. She will always be beautiful in my eyes.

I hope you enjoy reading! Hows the selection of songs? Is it okay? I wrote this for about 19 min. I had a difficult time writing the last part. I don’t want her to get angry whenever she reads this.

 

Writing 101 Day Two : A Room with a View (Or Just a View)

Heidelberg, GermanyIt was my first international flight. I remember the nervous I had by the time my Father dropped me at the Airport. Carrying an instruction printed on a short bond paper, containing all the details and the dos and donts of my trip. And I also have my carry-on luggage, a bag pack and a small bag (which contains the passport and the plane ticket). I have 16 hours left to reach the place. Looking over the plane window realizing that I was up high and on top most of the earth.

If only I had the power to go somewhere, faster than the speed of light? I would go to Germany. Alright, the land of Germany. It is such a great place! A really great place. It was different, It really was. I am lucky to stepped on this land.

It felt like I was inside of a Painting, the one that was hanged on the wall. If you know what I mean.

~Guy

Wherever I look in different direction, I always feel like that. The trees, the blue sky, the lakes, the mountains. Everything! I’ve asked myself If I was on the reality and not on a Painting? It was a place that you cannot imagine that Global Warming was happening. The cool breeze, clean air and good and happy people. A good place to live in. If I am going to sum up my stay there, in my whole life. I stayed in for almost two and a half month. And on that two and a half month of my life, I felt peace in my heart, in my mind and in my soul. I am not saying that I never felt it here in my hometown. It was really overwhelming when you go to different places. It is amazing how God created this world with such beautiful places. Like, where did he get the idea of putting this up and that. You know? It was just amazing!

In this place, I’ve built a dream or wishful thinking that someday I would be staying here, that I would bring my family here on this wonderful place. It was a great challenge for me. It will really test my eagerness to succeed in life. That dream has never faded, it exists until now.