Friday, November 18, 2011

Why Job Hunt?

Some of you might be wondering why the hell I've been searching for part-time jobs when I can just simply enjoy the perks of being an undergraduate or in my case as a DLSU student, a "soon-to-be-waiting-to-graduate".

Once I finish my final term in DLSU, which will be in less than a month, I will have approximately 2 months to bum around until I march on stage and receive my (fake, the real one gets delivered to your home) diploma. So, with how light my schedule is right now, especially since I'm done with my 200 hours of internship and I only have 3 relatively easy subjects (2 electives: Finsure & Finesba; 1 minor: Greatwk)), and those 2 months of bumming, I thought it'd be the perfect opportunity to get a part-time job! That way, I'd get to...

1) Make use of my free time. Like I said, this term's schedule is pretty light, so I have time to be busy. I have 2 months of idle time before I graduate and I know applying for jobs after I take my US trip will take time, so might as well be efficient.

2) I want/need money. In order to support my "luxurious" lifestyle, I'd need money. And well, the money I owe my dad keeps piling up cause of my continuous use of my credit card (that damn little devil. The credit card, I mean! Such a temptress). Btw, I pay for my stuff using 50% of my allowance, hence, the debt.

   2a) For clothes - I love shopping!! If you're my boyfriend, you know how much I love to go shopping. Impulse shopping most of the time. He gets annoyed :|
    2b) For food - Well, since I've been broke, I can't anymore afford eating at my favorite restaurants without being treated. So, yeah. :(
    2c) For trips - I love going out, so in order to do so, I'd need money!! I'm currently booked for Cebu next year, I don't know how I'm gonna pay for it... I don't have pocket money too. (what sad life..)
    2d) For gifts - Christmas is just around the corner and I can't afford gifts this year cause of my debt </3

3) I need to be more responsible. I think this has been my issue lately. I'm 21, I should be responsible enough for my own actions. By getting a job, I'll be trained to

    3a) Be punctual - He he, this is really something I should work on. My OJT taught me to be on time for work, even for an 8:30 call time. So getting a job should help. Right?
    3b) Handle money - I guess you could call me unwise when it comes to spending money. For a finance student, I shouldn't be. I should know how to save and invest. So by getting this part-time job, this should train me to properly allocate my money. SAVE AND INVEST (repeat till successful)
    3c) For my full time job -  my part-time job should also serve as training for me (work attitude-wise) once I've gotten a full-time job.
     3d) Be more responsible - in general. Need I say more?

4) I want to be independent. Growing up, especially as an only child, I guess I was somehow always "protected" from the real world. I think it's time for me to learn to walk (baby steps!) on my own, to make mistakes & learn from them. To taste the "real world" and challenge myself to be independent. Not only financially. And, I still refuse to be called spoiled. I pay for my stuff, remember. My parents are just lenient. :)

And lastly...

5) I think I'd enjoy the job! Especially if it's the job I'm eyeing right now, I think I'm perfect for it! :) once I'm 100% sure I got it, I'll blog more about it ;)

What do you think? Know of any more part-time jobs you could suggest? :)

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Blog Changes

If you've noticed (if you haven't, you suck btw! :p), I've changed my layout!

It's simpler and less colorful. I noticed I always tend to go all colorful and young during my first layouts (blogs, multiply, etc) then tend to opt for a "more mature" one by choosing my favorite - black with of course, pink! It wouldn't be me if there wasn't any pink, right?

I tweaked a little with the layout's codes and whatnot. It's still undergoing some minor changes, thinking of adding an "about" or "disclaimer" page to share my blog's main uhm, objective, and incorporate what I wrote on my first blog entry.

I've got some blog entries lined up, just have to find time and inspiration to actually compose them. So yeah, hope this "minimalist" change is for the better! :)

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Daily Dose of Life: One

It's sad how some things have an expiration date.

I tweeted about this yesterday after hearing about several couples breaking up for personal reasons. Coincidentally, later that day, I was also engaged in a conversation with a friend of mine who said he sees his newly started relationship coming to an end sooner or later as their future living situations would get in the way of what they wish to last. As much of a realistic person that I am, there are times when I'd like my faith and optimism to intervene, so I replied to him by saying something like, "Why think of your relationship as something that will end? You don't go into relationships thinking it'll have an expiration date. You'll never know, what if you guys can work things out?" I mean, yeah he's right, realistically or even statistically, long distance relationships don't work out. It requires effort, patience, understanding, loyalty, and even money. But what if it does work out? Then you passed out on that opportunity; you allowed yourself to let go of something special without even putting up a fight.

I guess at some point some things don't really last. Cake doesn't last long, clothes get worn out, shoes get broken, money gets spent, gadgets depreciate, relationships end...(you get the picture)... not all things we want can last forever. It's a sad reality. But doesn't mean we can't prolong the end credits from rolling, right? Cake should be refrigerated, clothes, shoes and gadgets are to be taken care of, money can be saved or reinvested, and relationships need to be strengthened.

Endings, no matter how they turn out may still be sad. It's a tragedy that Romeo and Juliet died without knowing what could have happened to them if only Romeo didn't try killing his self first. Allie and Noah's love for each other surpassed every trial and even died hand in hand beside each other, but that was still, uhm, romantically sad(?) (well maybe for me, I teared up!). But most of the time what matters is the story (that they once found a love so great) and the life lesson we get from that experience (uhm, don't be stupid and drink poison? or freaking text Romeo about your plans!). Not so much the ending. Just like what I told my friend, "if it were to end, at least she was able to make you feel happy and loved at some point in your life." Well, what I'm trying to say is, whether something will end or not, just make sure to make the ride worthwhile to avoid regrets.

Maybe these endings happen for a reason, maybe the things we want (at that time) unfortunately aren't what God wants for us. Maybe we're meant for something bigger, better. We just have to try and take risks until we find something that could (would) last.

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