Browsing Archive: July, 2012

Day 30 & 31 in Baguio

Posted by joseph baladad on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, In : personal 
For Day 30, Love and I went to QCPO to picked up our backpay that includes our last salary and 13th month. We left around 3:30 AM and arrived almost 11:00 AM already. We were able to encashed our checks and also had lunch at ChicBoy which was a few steps away from Chinabank.

We had to return again at QCPO to picked up our 2012 ITR because it was not found earlier by the HR. Before we returned, Love had her last IPL at Body Essence. She also paid 300 pesos for additional IPL for her legs since...
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Day 29 in Baguio

Posted by joseph baladad on Sunday, July 29, 2012, In : personal 
First time to tracked my hourly job in Odesk. I was able to tracked one hour of work. I already submitted the first few entries for the client to check.

Also, we've met up with the dad of Love's best friend and gave a box of cake and cupcakes as birthday gift. Before this, I was able to put a clothesline on the ceiling of the bedroom. Also, after the meet-up, we also bought a new 24-watt lamp for the room. Now, it's brighter in the room than before, when I arrived here.

Later, we will be leavin...
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Day 28 in Baguio

Posted by joseph baladad on Saturday, July 28, 2012, In : personal 
I tried the 130 messages as part of the requirement in the transcription job I applied for. I started at around 9:30 AM or 9:45 AM and finished 92 messages at 1:15 PM, without lunch break. The only break I had was when I sent a text to Love. The remaining 38 messages, I finished from 1:25 PM until 3:00 PM. It was raining very hard when I went out of the building.

I was able to attend the anticipated mass, too.

"The poor is more generous than the rich" as emphasized by the priest.

We also had a ...
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Day 27 in Baguio

Posted by joseph baladad on Friday, July 27, 2012, In : personal 
I had my interview today for the transcription job I have applied and it went well. I was asked to return for an introduction regarding the company and the job. I had to go to church to pass the time until after lunch. I was able to attend mass also. One thing I have learned today is "accidents do happen, any time, any moment". I was walking slowly downwards the 104-stone staircase and I accidentally slipped. It was a good thing that I was able to hold on the railing and if not, I would have ...
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Day 26 in Baguio

Posted by joseph baladad on Thursday, July 26, 2012, In : personal 
I received a text from the company I applied last week that I had an interview tomorrow at 1015am for the transcriptionist position. I also received an email from pinoyscribers, online company I applied for transcription job, that I passed their exams and that I can start already.

I am also waiting for another job in Odesk which is very interesting, reading articles and posting it on their website.

I woke up very late today which was almost noon already.

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25th Day in Baguio

Posted by joseph baladad on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, In : personal 
I was able to jogged and run longer again today, my 25th day in Baguio. It was a good thing that it did not rain when I was running. I was able to go to CJH, BCC and up to South Drive which was the last part of my route today. During my run, I was stopped suddenly by a guard in BCC which kept me wondering until I saw that there was a golfer who was shooting his ball. Then, I thought it was done already, so the other golfer got irritated on me and told me "you can be hit by the ball" (tamaan k...
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Day 23 & Day 24 in Baguio

Posted by joseph baladad on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, In : personal 
Last 22nd day, it was shrimps that we had for dinner. Last night, for the 23rd day, we had spaghetti for our dinner. It happened because Love and I were supposed to eat spaghetti when we were having our snack in front of Olympic Lanes and the lady at the counter told me that there microwave was not functioning so the spaghetti that I was suppose to order cannot be heated. So I decided not to order anymore even with the pancit. After that, Love craved for spaghetti too and we just decided to c...
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Day 22 in Baguio

Posted by joseph baladad on Sunday, July 22, 2012, In : personal 
There was a brownout around 9 in the evening.

Due to the cold weather, this will be my first time that I have spent the day without taking a bath. It was a good thing that I did not perspire or even experience sweating today due to the cold weather too. We were not able to run or even go to church because of the storm. Also, Love still had to finish preparing the preliminary examinations of her students.

Spent the evening playing scrabble, pusoy dos and pusoy.

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Day 20 & 21 in Baguio

Posted by joseph baladad on Saturday, July 21, 2012, In : personal 
We paid the Sun Broadband on Day 20 to avoid disconnection. We also strolled for a few minutes and even watched a hip-hop dance contest in SM Baguio. Strolled a little bit more and bro wsed some books in National which unfortunately have only a few selections of gardening books. One particular book, the title we have already forgotten, did caught our attention and it was about some Baguio memoirs and stories.

A friend of Love's youngest sister also came at night. There was also a very dubious...
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July 19th in Baguio

Posted by joseph baladad on Thursday, July 19, 2012, In : personal 
Printed resume using my Lexmark but the ink has a problem already. I had to sort to having my resume printed outside.

Applied as a transcriptionist and the exams, speed test and transcribing test took me hours to finish especially on the transcription part.

Ate late lunch at Jollibee in Assumption street which was our first time to eat at that place.

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18th Day in Baguio

Posted by joseph baladad on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, In : personal 
Applied online for a transcriptionist job. I was able to find a free Express Scribe version which I have used for transcribing a test document as part of the requirement for the job.

Here is the link for the old version of Express Scribe which does not have a 14-day trial period. However, if you are going to transcribe an FLV-type of file, you also need to convert it to MP3 format first to be able to transcribe it using the Express Scribe version 4.35. You can use this link to download the FL...
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17th Day in Baguio

Posted by joseph baladad on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, In : personal 
Misunderstanding in the morning.

Until now, I still have no work. I am still a bum and jobless. I did not picked up Love at school today. I also did only a few unweeding at their backyard.

I was able to used the notebook by booting Ubuntu and using the LiveCD feature in which you can use Linux without installing it.

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16th Day in Baguio

Posted by joseph baladad on Monday, July 16, 2012, In : personal 
22nd anniversary of the July 16 earthquake which devastated Baguio and heavily damaged most of its establishments. Here's a link I have found related to this: and as a new citizen of this city, I am one in prayers that this will not happen again.

We had a bonding moment together at SLU Mary Heights campus together with my Love's relatives. After 16 or 17 years, I was able to used my tennis racket again. It was a good bonding moment and health activ...
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14th & 15th Day in Baguio

Posted by joseph baladad on Sunday, July 15, 2012, In : personal 
I was able to jogged longer on the 14th day. I was also able to attend an anticipated mass again while I waited for the end of class of Love.

We had our post-anniversary date in Retro Diner on the evening.

For the 15th day, Love was able to jogged again after two months of hiatus from running. We were able to jogged longer and also able to gain a running acquaintance whose dog was attacked by other dogs. We also ate at Camp John Hay.

Love's dad also came again. This was the second time that I w...
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Friday the 13th in Baguio

Posted by joseph baladad on Friday, July 13, 2012, In : personal 
It was a very hot day for my Love today. Hot as in her tempered got high when the rake was not found in the place I have left it, when we were cleaning their front area and she heard complaints from the child below to refrain the noise and also when she was already preparing to take a bath and there was no water coming out from the shower.

I also replanted the two roses, my anniversary gift for Love, on separate pots.

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11th & 12th Day in Baguio

Posted by joseph baladad on Thursday, July 12, 2012, In : personal 
11th Day

I was able to get court clearance and fiscal clearance and passed it yesterday in SLU.

Bought black sneakers, black pants and reversible belt.

We were treated to Don Henrico's which was my first time to ate at the place. Afterwards, we went to the 9-12 flea market in Harrison street. We were able to buy long-sleeve shirts for home use. Also bought dark blue Levi's imitation pants.

12th Day

For today which is our anniversary, I gave white and yellow roses to Love to be planted.

I killed a ...
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6th to 10th Day in Baguio

Posted by joseph baladad on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, In : personal 
6th & 7th Day

I started to unweed the grasses on the backyard of Love's place.

First time to travel alone to SLU from Bakakeng on a very foggy afternoon with rain.

I had a nightmare at dawn in which I was trying to revive myself because I was already dead due to two shots in my body.

I jogged again today and I was able to go to BCC and CJH, Wright Park stairs and Mansion house. I also walked from downtown up to Bakakeng.
I joined the sisters in a scrabble game before proceeding to continue with t...
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5th Day as Baguio Citizen

Posted by joseph baladad on Thursday, July 5, 2012, In : personal 
We were early for our scheduled interview. Love went with the interview and informed that she will not pursue with the Computer Operator job since she is already teaching in SLU. She did the interview as a sign of courtesy for the panel interviewers. As for me, it was my first time to experience a panel interview. I think I have answered all the questions raised although there were some silent gaps in between and also moment of pause and long thinking of answers. Questions for the 10-minute i...
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4th Day as Baguio Citizen

Posted by joseph baladad on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, In : personal 
I was able to jogged today after accompanying Love to her work in the university. After the jog, I picked up Love and proceeded to buy half cavan of rice then went home. I have also finished putting green screen on the gate so that the dogs will not be able to walk through it and reach the road.

Tita Belen also called informing me about our interview in DPWH. Afterwards, I also received a call from DPWH regarding my interview tomorrow and confirming if I can attend the interview which I answer...
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2nd & 3rd Day of July in Baguio

Posted by joseph baladad on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, In : personal 
For the second day, we had a "heavy" load of laundry and finished them for almost a day. It did became sunny in the morning but there was rain showered in the afternoon. I just used the UTP cable and temporarily made it as a clothesline in front and then transferred it down to the transient house temporarily.

For the third day, we took the DPWH computer literacy examination (CLE) as a requirement for computer operator/clerk job application. I also claimed my NBI clearance after three weeks of ...
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July 1st, Day 1 as Baguio Citizen

Posted by joseph baladad on Sunday, July 1, 2012, In : personal 
I arrived yesterday which was my last day at work and also in Aniceta, the place I have lived at for almost 28 years or so. I was really thankful to my brother Jason who had no other choice but to rent a truck and picked up some of the remaining things there. On the other hand, I helped my brother Jeffrey picked up some things last Friday, June 29. From the original plan of renting my brother Lito's truck which incidentally have engine trouble that my only choice is to go back and forth and b...
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