The Magic Lives On

I wasn’t able to hold back my tears yesterday while watching the epic finale of the Harry Potter series. It’s hard to say goodbye to a huge part of my growing up years but just like what a friend told me, there’s Pottermore to look forward to. And as long as there are movies to watch over and over again (thanks to DVDs) and books to read over and over again — the magic will live forever and the boy who lived will always be waiting inside the cupboard under the stairs.

Sa-wat-dee Kah from Thailand

Fresh from her Thailand trip (work trip, that is), our jet setting Managing Editor gave her girls cutesy pens from Mario Land aka Siam aka Kingdom of Thailand. As usual, the pink one goes to me! πŸ™‚

It gives quality penmanship (what?) like a felt pen, only its cuter! πŸ˜› According to the info provided, it is a multi-angle pen which makes writing from any angle much easier. Oh and it’s by Sakura (Thailand) πŸ™‚

Would also like to share with you how their cigarettes look like! Look, look!

Apologies for the image quality! 😦 It shows a picture of a thin man’s chest with tubes attached to his body! Definitely a nice way to regulate smoking. Haha! I think this will be a better way to remind smokers about the effects of smoking compared to the usual text of “Cigarette smoking is dangerous to your health.”

I hope I can visit Thailand soon. And see Mario Maurer of course! πŸ˜› (thank heavens he’s visiting the Philippines πŸ˜› )

Booksale Addict

Guess who’s been frequenting Booksale (not just one branch) lately…

A total of eight books in four visits, I can say I’m lucky enough to stumble upon good finds πŸ™‚ The cheapest book I purchased so far is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. It costs Php10 – a big save for me since LL bought her copy for a whopping Php625 (hehe). Here’s a snapshot of the book (that needs scotch tape and plastic) plus a focus on the price tag πŸ˜›

Meanwhile, the most expensive is a copy of Ian McEwan’s Atonement for Php115. I’ve been planning to buy a copy from National Bookstore for Php300+! The Php200+ savings is more than welcome πŸ™‚

Visiting Booksale is definitely becoming my addiction! πŸ˜› Here’s looking forward to more cheap and great finds πŸ™‚

New York on my mind (and paper)

Last Monday, Jas surprised me with a set of New York stickers from National Bookstore. Love β™₯

I know that one day I will walk the streets of New York, visit Broadway and have my picture taken right in the middle of Times Square. So for now, I’m good with this piece of inspiration πŸ™‚

On another note, it’s funny how we, Custom girls, love papers (i.e. sticky notes, notebooks, planners to name a few). Mara gave me a notebook as a late birthday present.

Me love them girlets πŸ™‚ β™₯

Of Yesterday’s EVENT

A few weeks ago, I got a text from one of the country’s top publishing company asking me if I’m free for an interview and exam. The position? An Assistant Managing Editor post in their Special Publications team. I was hesitant at first because it will be same work, different company. At the end of the day, I replied that I was free. On the day of the interview/exam, I arrived very early at the office and as if it was part of the test, the HR person arrived two (almost three) hours after the scheduled time. He gave me papers for my exam and left me to answer in front of their accounting/cashier department. I must admit that I was at a loss for words, ideas, and concepts. I realized that their Special Publications is very different from what I’m used to doing. After writing almost all of the weird ideas I can think of, I passed my paper and the interview began. As expected, he asked me if I’m sure that I want the job because it’s the same job with the one I’m “trying to leave”. A few more Q&A, and I think I was able to establish that I want the job PERIOD. He said he’ll show my articles and exam to the team’s EIC and he’ll notify me if I will be scheduled for a final interview. I said thanks and left.Β Before going to sleep that day, I’ve got three things on my mind. First, I’m not that confident with my exam answers; second, I feel like I don’t belong in that company; and lastly, I don’t like the vibe of the place and it felt like I won’t be happy there.

Days passed without any text from that company and I sort of forgot anything related to that interview. Not until yesterday. The HR person texted me asking if I was free for a final interview on Friday. After an hour of deliberating, I told the HR person that I’m no longer interested with the post. Yes you read it right, I said NO. After sending the text message, regret came knocking at my door like an unexpected guest. I know in my heart that I will not be happy there. It’s like being in a different location but still very much like where I am now. I want to keep in mind what LL told me – that I shouldn’t keep regret with me because it is not healthy and that is what I’m doing. I have to live with my decision and move forward. I just hope that other companies will care to reply to my e-mails πŸ˜›

I would also like to thank my parents for all the support and understanding. I know that I can make things right and better soon. I’m just waiting for the perfect moment. So for now, I’m moving on and will continue looking.