Posted by: edgarsgrade | May 13, 2010

Crossing Thresholds… (Once Again)

A lot of people say that life is like a book. We turn a new page each day- and for each one- a new story is just waiting to unfold. Incredibly (and sometimes unfortunately), it is we alone who are accountable in writing our own stories. Our actions and decisions make up who we are and who we become. The people around us are just other characters who have their own stories as well which happened to intersect with ours. It is really up to us how fast the pace of the story will be or how adventurous and exciting it will become. As I begin a new chapter in my life, I hope that it would be as great (or even better) than the previous ones I’ve had.

On Monday, I’ll start working as a Biscuits Brand Assistant of Monde Nissin Corporation. I’ve always dreamt of working for a local food company but I never expected that I’d make a living out of biscuits… Haha. (Go Eggnog! Go Sumo! Go Sky Flakes! Go Fita! Go Bingo! Go Bread Stix!  Go Nissin Wafer! Go Voice! Biscuit Biscuit kayo diyan…) Nonetheless, personally, I’m very much thankful that I’ve been chosen for the job.

However, honestly, I have lots of qualms about work per se. Perhaps it’s just the fear of the unknown that makes me feel this way; Or maybe the thought of starting from scratch and going back to square one makes me think that I do have to start things all over again with people who I barely know. Haha.  I do feel like a 12-year old entering high school – excited yet frightened. New faces. New people. New tasks. New everything.

Yet, unlike entering high school, nobody knows what the next step is after the first job. There’s no more sure next step. What lies beyond is dependent upon one’s performance/satisfaction.

Whew! I still do have lots of things which I’d like to share but apparently, I couldn’t (or else I might face a very uncomfortable situation). One thing’s for sure though as I’ll be crossing this new threshold – there’s no way for me to go but forward. Haha.

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Posted by: edgarsgrade | July 26, 2009

Abducted by Aliens

Last night, i had a very weird dream of being abducted by aliens. First, I don’t usually remember my dreams, so why did I? And second, why does it have to involve aliens? As far as i know myself, i don’t believe that much in fantasy. I tend to be realistic most of the time. To keep it from bothering me, i decided to search the answers to my questions – hence i posted this blog entry.

alien-abduction

On Alien Abductions

Source: http://www.sleeps.com/dictionary/aaa

“If you dream you have been abducted by aliens this shows your fear of changing your surroundings or your deep seated fear of losing your home and family. To see aliens of any kind is bringing out your fears and must be correlated with the rest of the dream.”

On Abductions

Source: http://www.sleeps.com/dictionary/aaa

“A dream about being abducted strongly indicates success for you against most opposition whether business or social. If you witness someone being abducted in your dreams then you can expect to get some unexpected news.”

On  Aliens

Source: http://www.dream-dictionary.org/interpretation/dream_dictionary_a.html

“If an alien enters your dream, it may imply that you are experiencing some difficulty in adjusting to some new environment or condition. A space alien might point to issues relating to your own boundaries and you may be feeling that your personal life is being invaded.”

On Sleep Paralysis

Source: http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2002/9/1/14038/46155

Awareness during sleep paralysis is a common explanation for this confusion, most probably as abduction experiences and conscious sleep paralysis attacks often share many of the same features, such as waking whilst unable to move, feelings of fear, dread or unease and a feeling of pressure on the body. Normal sleep paralysis happens when the body enters the REM stage of the sleep cycle. The brain stem blocks movement signals that would normally travel from the brain to the muscles, probably to stop us carrying out the movements we dream about doing. The frightening aspect of this occurs when a sleeper awakens, becomes conscious, but who’s movement control is not reinstated by the brain. This state can also be accompanied by what are known as ‘hypnopompic’ hallucinations which occur naturally to many people whilst awakening. These hallucinations can take the form of voices, lights, figures or any number of strange bodily sensations. It is little wonder that when combined with fearful paralysis such uncanny experiences might be interpreted as alien in origin.”

So that’s it. Perhaps the abrupt changes which my body has undergone caused my alien abduction. I hope that next time I’d be able to reach their planet.

Posted by: edgarsgrade | January 24, 2009

DE KALIBRE: The 20th UP Job Fair

The 20th UP Job Fair

The 20th UP Job Fair

Here’s a list of some of the participating companies.

CO-PRESENTORS

  • ABS-CBN
  • Asiawide Refreshments Corportaion
  • CIE Global Colleges
  • IBM Business Services
  • Kaisa Consulting
  • Samsung
  • The Philippine Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Total Phils.
  • UP-Ayala Land Techno Hub

MAJOR SPONSORS

  • Abbott Philippines
  • ABS-CBN Film Production
  • Araneta Center Inc.
  • Citi Group Business Process Solutions
  • Coca-Cola Philippines
  • DBP
  • Deutsche Knowledge Services Pte. Ltd.
  • First Philippine Holdings Corp.
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Golden Arches Development Corp.
  • iAcademy
  • John Clements Consultants Inc.
  • Manila North Tollways Corp.
  • Maynilad Water Services Inc.
  • Megaworld Corporation
  • Meralco
  • Pfizer
  • PLDT
  • RCBC
  • Robinson’s Land
  • Unilab
  • Yehey!.com

PARTICIPANTS

  • Advanced Science and Technology Institute
  • Asia United Bank
  • Axis Global Technologies
  • Bank of Commerce
  • BDO
  • Best Option Management Consultants
  • Bounty Agro Ventures Inc.
  • Canon Information Technologies Phils. Inc.
  • China Banking Corporation
  • Corebuilt Technologies Inc.
  • Devex
  • Discovery Suites
  • EastWest Bank
  • Falcon Learning Center
  • HSBC
  • Insular Life Assurance Ltd.
  • Isla Lipana Co.
  • JG Summit Petrochemical Corp.
  • JP Morgan Chase and Co.
  • KFC Philippines
  • Lufthansa Technik Philippines Inc.
  • Magsaysay
  • Maxima Machineries Inc.
  • Maybank Philippines Inc.
  • Merck Shapp and Dohme
  • Metrobank and Trust Corporation
  • Monde Nissin Corp.
  • Peninsula Manila
  • Phil. Axa Life
  • Phil. Batteries Inc.
  • Phil. Seven Corp.
  • Philippine Estates Corporation
  • Prudential Life
  • Quantum Hotels and Resorts
  • Reedley International School
  • Republic Biscuit Corp.
  • Riverbanks Development Corporation
  • RN Ferrer and Associates
  • Sanko Plastics Philippines Inc.
  • School of Saint Anthony
  • School of St. La Salle
  • Security Bank Corp.
  • SGV and Co.
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Su Life Financial
  • The Coca-Cola Export Corporation
  • The Real Bank (A Thrift Bank) Inc.
  • Unioil Petroleum Philippines Inc.
  • Universal Robina Corp.
  • Vinta Systems Inc.
  • Yellow Cab Food Corp.

… and many more

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

  • TV 5
  • Job Finder
  • Manila Bulletin
  • Business World
  • 103.5 Max FM
  • The Manila Times
  • Transit
  • Magic 89.9
  • Mellow 94.7
  • Home Radio 97.9
  • The Edge Radio
Posted by: edgarsgrade | January 24, 2009

My Life in Pictures

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Posted by: edgarsgrade | January 17, 2009

Whichever Greenwich

It’s really not that hard to please me when it comes to food. Since I have a small tummy, I easily get satiated. My physique proves it. Plus, I’m not a picky eater either. Despite these things, Greenwich has never delivered me from hunger. No matter what I order from them, my stomach never gets filled. Add to that the poor quality of service which is common to all of its branches. Slow cooking, long serving time, impolite personnel and  dirty utensils characterize this fastfood chain… Until now, I’m wondering why Jollibee Foods Corporation even dared to acquire 80% of this company… Unless they do something about the operations of this business, more and more customers would be left dissatisfied by their service. They must  be well aware that a lot of substitutes are at their consumers’ options list. Good advertising (with influential endorsers) could not and would not be able to offset their lack of proper operations in the long run. As early as now, they must overhaul the way they retail their products and the way conduct their services or else, for sure,  they’d suffer losses and eventually close down the entire business.

Posted by: edgarsgrade | March 10, 2008

Epitome of Stupidity

I’m not a fan of beauty pageants. I’d rather spend my time doing better stuff than watching contests that promote the Western standards of beauty (as if I care… haha).

However, I just really can’t let this pass. I feel the need to post this video to share the fun that I had while viewing it.

This reminds me of an incident back when I was still in fourth year high school. I attended the Mr. and Ms. STEP Pageant (for my TLE class/grade… haha). In the Q and A portion of the contest, a candidate was asked if she agrees that beauty contests exploit their contestants. Without hesitation, she answered yes and even further added insult to injury when she elaborated her answer using grammatically incorrect sentences.

And guess what…. She’s a Mass Comm student

Posted by: edgarsgrade | January 30, 2008

Fresh Chase

I know that this blog is virtually dead and inconspicuous here in the blogosphere. Yet, let me publicize and present you an upcoming event of which I’m so proud apprehensive. I am one of the people who have conceptualized this project (somehow regrettably). Haha. I feel that I’m not giving good vibes on this one anymore… Instead of promoting, this post is turning out to be derogatory. So, before I totally wreck and blurt out all my negative thoughts about this project, here you go:

Fresh Chase: The Amazing Race for Freshies!

I promise to give an update next week on how this event turned out… Swear…

Posted by: edgarsgrade | January 26, 2008

The Top 10 Immortals

Since this blog just keeps on getting revived time and again , I have the idea that this has a spirit and is immortal… Haha… Anyway to start off my regular posts, here’s a list of the top 10 immortals as taken from LiveScience.com.

10: Peter Pan
Peter Pan (Special Edition) (1953). Studio: Walt Disney Video

The famous boy who never grows up (or old), prefers instead to cavort with fairies and fight one-handed pirates on the magical isle of Neverland.

9: Dracula
AP Photo

If you’re really desperate to live forever, you could try getting bitten by Dracula or one of his vampire underlings. But then you’ll have to avoid Italian food and do nasty things like drink blood, avoid sunlight and sleep in coffins.

8: Lazarus Long
The Notebooks of Lazarus Long (The Future History series) by Robert A. Heinlein. Publisher: Baen.

A character in many of Robert Heinlein’s science fiction novels, Lazarus’ long life is the result of a selective breeding program and occasional blood rejuvenation treatments. Lazarus lives to be over 2,000 years old; he travels to distant planets and even through time, and works every conceivable job, from doctor to slave.

7: Nicholas Flamel
In “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” Nicolas Flamel is a good friend of Hogwart’s headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Author J.K. Rowling based Flamel’s character on a real-life French 15th-century alchemist who legend claims successfully created the Philosopher’s Stone, a mythical elixir that turns lead into gold and grants eternal life.

 

6: Tithonus

When the Greek goddess Eos asks Zeus to grant her mortal lover, Tithonus, eternal life, she forgets to also ask for eternal youth. Tithonus indeed lives forever, but he grows old and frail, and begs for death. Some stories say that Tithonus eventually became a grasshopper.

5: Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Published by the Penguin Group.

An Oscar Wilde character that remains young and handsome while his portrait ages. Dorian slowly becomes corrupt, but his crimes and his true age show only in the face of the painting, which grows progressively more monstrous and withered.

4: Highlander
20th Century Fox

In the 1986 movie “Highlander,” Connor MacLeod is a member of the immortals, a mysterious race who die only when their heads are lopped off. The immortals must battle each other until only one is left to claim The Prize: The gift of mortality and the ability to die like everyone else.

3: Grail Knight
Copyright � 2006 by Paramount Pictures, IndianaJones.com

A knight of the First Crusade who, in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” is tasked with guarding the Holy Grail, a crucible that grants eternal life to any who drink from it. When Indy chooses the correct Grail from multiple imposters, the knight warns him that it cannot be taken beyond the temple, because that is the price of immortality.

2: Methuselah
AP Photo

Methuselah is the oldest person whose age is mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible. He is the grandfather of Noah of “Ark” fame. Methuselah became a father at the age of 187, lived to be 969 and died the day the Great Flood appeared.

1: Arwen
� MMV New Line Productions, Inc.

A half-elven maiden in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” who renounces eternal life to marry her mortal sweetheart, Aragorn, the human king of Gondor. Arwen dies shortly after Aragorn, at the ripe old age of 2,901.

 

Posted by: edgarsgrade | January 25, 2008

Forcibly Reborn

Haha. Who would’ve thought that this blog would be given a new lease of life? If not for my BA180.1 class, this blog revival wouldn’t be made possible. Anyway since the fire of the phoenix has already begun burning again, I might as well just keep it alive. I know that time will come when I’d begin to feel lethargic about blogging again as it had happened so many times before. But then again, who knows? Perhaps this time my posts will be as frequent as the rains of August.

Posted by: edgarsgrade | August 14, 2007

Trying to get the feeling again

Omigod. Months have passed since i last blogged. Since then, many things have occurred to me and my gripping life – things that could have been worth sharing. However, I was preoccupied with too many things which restrained me from blogging…

Does this mean that I am not busy anymore? Of course, the answer to that is no. Busy-ness will never be banished from my soul… Add to that the fact that my course is business ad (haha.. laugh)…

Nonetheless, I’m here again…. willing to share things about my life… and to read things about other people’s lives…. I know it will not be easy (as i’ve already tried and eventually failed to blog again for countless times)… but I will still try… Perhaps, this time around, i ‘ll do this comeback gradually…

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