Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Kinareer!

Wow new header! I'm not bored but I thought I needed a break from the monotony of my stressful work the past weeks. =)

HH spent the long weekend with me here in Phoenix. =)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

On Upgrades

Work is killing me. =(

- SAP SP21 upgrade is ongoing with my AZ client.
- More ESS/MSS development for the production release next month.
- SAP R/3 upgrade is ongoing with my Helsinki client.
- Helsinki client's 5year old application (which I was part of the team who built it! Yikes ang tanda na!) is doing an upgrade too.

What the hell is happening? Why is everybody doing upgrades in their system mid-year?! Shouldn't this be done end of the year?

I think, I am the one who needs an upgrade. Hmmm... let's see...

- Working exactly 8hours only 5 days a week! Take note, no weekend work and definitely no take home work!
- Friday nightouts... not necessarily barhopping and clubbing but at least find other activities besides working, watching tv and sleeping on friday nights.
- Meet more people and gain more friends here in Phoenix. A healthy social life *not virtual!* is good.
- Exert effort to live a healthy lifestyle. That includes quitting smoking and eating healthy! And oh... try not to be an alcoholic! Haha.
- Go on more dates! *wishing!*
- Work on that spiritual enlightenment. Pray more!

I badly need a vacation!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Steady

Hoookay... I went out again last friday with my friend from SFC, Madel. We went to Scottsdale again and had a couple of drinks in 2 bars: Canal and Kashmere. OMG... I think I am starting to develop another vice. I hope I don't turn out to be an alcoholic after a year here in Phoenix. Hahaha.

At Kashmere, we sat at the bar and I got a house shot. Guess what?! When I was asking for the tab from the bartender, he told me he got it and refused to take my card. It was my first time to get a free drink from a stranger! I did not protest. Haha. Woohoo! Errr... was I supposed to give him my number? Haha.

Hmmm... I can get used to this. Tsk, tsk, tsk...

Friday, May 09, 2008

Obsessing about...

current

...moving to CA permanently. I know my boss wouldn't be happy about it because that means he has to pay for my trips and cost-of-living allowance when he assigns me here in Phoenix. It's not even summer and I am already whining about how hot the weather has been the past weeks *or months!*. Ok then, let's see... SFO is my ultimate place to move to except that I probably couldn't afford having the same kind of lifestyle as what I am enjoying now if I move there because it's so expensive to live there! So maybe I could settle with SFO gilid aka. San Jose, San Bruno, Millbrae, South SFO. At least I will have that CA in my home address!

...Kimi, my *sort of* new toy. Can't wait for him to be transferred under my name. Hello shrinking bank account! Kimi is probably my most important *and most expensive!* possession as of current time. I know we will be together for a long time. More roadtrips to come!

...going back to europe. Although I am still doing some projects for a client in Helsinki, I am doing the work remotely. It's been two years since the last time I was there. Although I am honestly starting to like living here in the US *I can't believe I said that!*, Europe still owns my heart. A short *and cheap!* vacation to Barcelona will really make me one happy and contented shopaholic*at least for the next 6months or so*. Hehe. Europe stole my heart and I will reclaim it when I get back!

...finding the right one. For someone who has been in a relationship for a very, very long time *7years to be exact!*, it's a big adjustment for me to be living a single life. Errr... nobody to call that i'll be home late, nobody to ask out on boring friday evenings, nobody to holdhands, hug and cuddle with *awwww*. I think I just have too much love to give that's why I am obsessing about finding someone to give it to and being able to say "this is it". Hoookay... I think I just probably need a "diversion"!

...finding a place I can call HOME. While my SFO-gilid dream hasn't started materializing *probably not soon*, I need to settle here in super hot Phoenix. For the last 5 months I have been here, I have lived in a hotel, an apartment and 2 condos! For some reason, I couldn't stay long in one place. For a fact, I am a bit addicted to moving around, homes that smell-like new, varying routes to take going to and from work, and seeing different surroundings. I know I can't live like this for a long time. Some time, I will have to slow down and settle in just one place *for now it is Phoenix*. Hayyyy...

Well, it's free to dream so I dream BIG!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

My Kimi

I've been planning to blog since last week but as usual, my bed is too tempting to lay down on. Of course I chose my bed over staying in front of my laptop. Hehe. And besides, I got into a little accident 2weeks ago so I think I deserved a breather from all those frustrating emotions. Now that I've mentioned it, yeah, I got into a little car accident. Two Sundays ago, on my way back from LA to Phoenix, I was driving at I-10 around 9:30PM. That area between Blythe and Quartzite was a little too dark. I was running 80mph following a big SUV *cant remember what it was*. And then suddenly, a broken truck tire flew towards my right front bumper. It broke my bumper... as in basag! Kimi's front right splashguard cracked and was rubbing against my tire.

I was hella scared because I had to pull-over a dark freeway. The next freeway exit was a couple of miles away and I was so worried that the damage might be so big that my car wont be able to make it to the next gas station. So yeah, I pulled over. Called my friend and my boss. I asked for directions what to check, what to do and where to go. To cut the long story short, I made it back to Phoenix around 1am. I had to drive real slow because I was hearing some squeaking sounds from the tire rubbing against something.







I couldn't look at Kimi the past week because it annoys me so much seeing him like that. =( My friends kept telling me that I should still be thankful that nothing bad happened to me. I am thankful! I am just glad that I had the presence of mind that time that I did not step on the brakes otherwise the car behind me might have hit me or could have i swerved to my right, I would've hit a truck. I think the SUV in front of me ran over that broken tire that's why it came flying towards me. Good thing it didnt flew to my windshield because God knows what worse could have happened. Still thankful inspite of everything.

I brought Kimi to the repairshop the other day and he was already out yesterday. Wallet damage is... Errr... Nevermind! It is hella expensive! So here's how he looks like now...





Can you spot what's missing? The big scratch on the right front bumper is gone! Yehey! And then they did not put back the license plate in front which is good! Hehe. I think they did a great job on the car. Plus!!!! It was squeaky clean inside-out! That was one hella expensive carwash huh?! Hahaha. Now I'm happy... and Kimi's happy I'm sure! ...though my bank account isn't. boohoo...

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Bored!

1. What time did you get up this morning? 9am. Was out drinking with friends until 3am kanina.

2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds shempre pero I can afford pearls pa lang. Haha.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Omg... I think it was Alvin and the Chipmunks last December pa. Awww... it's been 4 months na.

4. What is your favourite TV show? Right now it's Top Chef.

5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Coffee. That's it!

6. What is your middle name?

7. What food do you dislike? Too greasy and too sweet food.

8. What is your favourite CD at the moment? Maroon 5 - It's Wont Be Soon Before Long

9. What kind of car do you drive? A silver wagon.

10. Favourite sandwich? Subway melt

11. What characteristic do you despise? Liars and rude people

12. Favourite item of clothing? Vera wang t-strap heels

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Barcelona baby!

14. Favourite brand of clothing? Mango still tops my list!

15. Where would you retire to? I am still trying to decide on that.

16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? 2007 birthday -- first birhtday away from home.

17. Favourite sport to watch? F1

18. Furthest place you are sending this to? Farthest place with internet!

19. Person you expect to send it back first? I am not expecting anybody I know to send it back.

20. What do you like in a person? Cool people I can easily interact with

21. When is your birthday? 11/24

22. Are you a morning person or a night person? Meron bang mid-day person? Ako yun!

23. What is your shoe size? 7.5 to 8

24. Pets? none... was planning to get a dog but i was scared i might get him killed.

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? Getting Kimi under my name. Planning to move to SFO towards the end of this year.

26. What did you want to be when you were little? Teacher yata but it was a god thing I didn't turn out to be one because of this little patience I got.

27. How are you today? Sleepy sobra!

28. What is your favourite flower? Turo ng bestfriend ko, lagi ko dapat sagot dito is bouquet para madami! Hahaha. But I love tulips.

29. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? May 7, kasi free movie night (IronMan). Balik na kayo sa Dark Force! Andami freebies!

30. What is your name? Blue Ginger

31. What are you listening to right now? I'm actually watching tv... She's All That ang palabas.

32. What was the last thing you ate? Sardines (yummy! missed home!) and omelette

33. Do you wish on stars? Yes

34. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? I think I'll be a green.

35. How is the weather right now? great! Super sunny down here in Phoenix!

36. Last person you spoke to on the phone? HH called last night.

37. Favourite soft drink? Diet coke!

38 Favorite restaurant? Bucca di beppo, Pho Avina

40. Favorite Food? Taho, fried chicken, unagi sushi, at marami pang iba!

41. What was your favourite toy as a child? barbie dolls

42. Do you love swimming? when I was younger, yes. Now that I am older and my skin gets so dark in a few minutes under the sun... hmmm... hindi na!

43. Summer or winter? Absolutely summer!

44. Hugs or kisses? Hugs

45. Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla

46. Coffee or tea? Coffee!

47. Do you want your friends to email you back? Oo naman

48. When was the last time you cried? It's been a while

49. What is under your bed? None besides alikabok

50. What did you do last night? Went out chillin in a wine bar, chika-chika with the girls, watched the senglots get out of the clubs, had a late night sandwhich

51. What are you afraid of? Losing people important to me

52. Salty or sweet? Salty!

53. How many keys on your key ring? Super dami!

54. How many years at your current job? 5 years!

55. Favourite day of the week? Saturdays

56. How many towns or cities have you lived in? Around 3: QC, Helsinki, Phoenix. Balak ko pa dagdagan to!

57. Do you make friends easily? Yeah I think so.

58. How many people will you send this too? Not so sure about that.

59. How many will respond? Wala

60.Do you like finding out all this stuff about your friends? Yes

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Sweet Baby

Too many things to worry about... I couldn't even organize my thoughts to even start a blog about it. For now let me leave you this song. I fell in love with this version...



Anybody know where I can download/buy this version of this song?