Thursday, November 29, 2012

Writing is a Life Skill

Dear Juliet,

Do you have friends, relatives, or workmates who repeatedly ask you to write something for them, like, say a resignation letter, a letter of intent, or even a Facebook status? Then, it's too bad for them. Perhaps they weren't very attentive to their English Language teacher when they were in elementary, high school, and college.

WRITING IS A LIFE SKILL. ENGLISH IS THE LANGUAGE OF GLOBALIZATION. These two are things I recently re-learned from Ms. Nancy, a co-applicant at MAPUA. After taking the MELT [MAPUA English Language Test], this was something we talked about in passing. She mentioned that English is definitely important in the workplace. And unfortunately, it's also something people are afraid of. "Kapag may English-only policy sa isang lugar, pansinin mo, ANG TAHIMIK," she quips. LoL! I can't help but agree because I, myself, am scared of this policy as well.

But, YES. Writing in English is something you need to know, if not master by the time you finish college. It's your tool in the corporate world. How can you find a decent job if you can't even write your SKILLS and CAPABILITIES in your resume? How can you pass an interview if you can't answer in straight English? So as early as elementary, it's really important that you try to learn the English lessons. Master the essentials, especially your subject-verb agreement. Try to speak in English frequently, even if you're not very good at it. Exercise your tongue and learn the difference in pronunciation between fit and pit; band and bond; fun and fan, beat and bit, bane and vein.

I am lucky I have great teachers who educated me with the acceptable English I am capable of right now. I'm not saying I'm the best, I'm just saying that I'm equipped with the right weapons in the war called job hunting; in the foreign land called corporate world. I guess what I'm trying to say is: 

KIDS, LEARN YOUR ENGLISH. Hayaan nyo nang dumugo ang ilong nyo, wag lang kayo mahirapan makipag kumpitensya sa mga aplikanteng madaming bala.

TOUGH TIMES NEVER LAST.
TOUGH PEOPLE DO.
★ HAPPIDEZZ

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The End

Dear Juliet,

I watched The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 with my gym friends last Thursday. I thought I wouldn't find the movie thrilling since I've read the book many times. What part of the movie wouldn't I know of, right? But lo and behold! The trickery! And the deaths which broke my heart! It was awesome; a pleasant surprise.

But beyond vampires and werewolves, I think the only unrealistic thing in the movie was the computer-generated baby Nessie. It looked more like a robot than a human-vampire hybrid. Worse was the teenage version of Renesmee. Why didn't they just find a real person? But all in all, I'd say it was a great ending to a saga. Bella was a gorgeous vampire. I loved her makeup in the movie.

What I loved the most was when A Thousand Years played as Bella recalled her pleasant memories as a human. It was so sweet. They flashed snippets from Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse. I can't help myself but murmer a soft "AAAWWWW."

To end this crap of a "review," can I just say? I thought Jacob looked hotter than Edward in this last installment.

TOUGH TIMES NEVER LAST.
TOUGH PEOPLE DO.
★ HAPPIDEZZ

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Out of Shape

Dear Juliet,

I went to the gym with the boyfie this evening. We worked out at FF where he usually has a personal trainer. But for tonight, he decided that I get trained by the PT instead. After six months of not going to the gym, I almost died doing just 4 kinds of exercises given by the PT. I literally felt nauseous after each set. I also failed to repeat each set to his desired number of reps. I only lasted two reps per set. I was catching my breath every time and he would just laugh at me. To add insult to the injury, boyfie laughed with him as well.

This is bad. I have to get back in shape. My growing BILBIL and my low stamina are not good for an ageing woman like me. In as much as I hate to say this, I think I also need to watch my diet as URIC ACID is starting to give me knee pains and whatnots. Really, if I'm growing old, I have to grow old healthily.

I also have to work on my fitness and wellness so that I can get rid of unwanted illnesses such as migraine. I'll talk about my battle with migraine in another entry. But for now, I have to get back on track and work on my health.

TOUGH TIMES NEVER LAST.
TOUGH PEOPLE DO.
★ HAPPIDEZZ