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About alvinu

A simple young man who wants to explore the wonders and beauty of life. I'll transform into words or simply write them down all my stories or experiences for me to somehow bring information and inspire others. Moreover, I'll be posting anything under the sun or whatever that comes out of my mind,...topics about life, friendship, love, foods, travel, my personal experiences and many more.

I just took photos of flowers found in our garden.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Will I Be More Lucky This Year 2012?

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Today is a holiday! We celebrate the “Chinese New Year” here in the Philippines. This is a great celebration especially for Chinese as well as for our Filipino-Chinese brothers and sisters.

This 2012 is the “Year of the Black Water Dragon”. Will this year be a lucky year for me? 😀 . Well, I hope so.

dragon

Actually, I tried to read some of the post in the web something about my Chinese Zodiac and gladly, some of the reviews I found was good.

I was born year 1992 thus, I belong to the “Year of the Monkey”.

monkey

The monkey sign people possess: intelligence, imaginative, humorous, curious, sneaky and clever. The people falling under the monkey zodiac sign seems to be very jolly and witty to make amusable pranks. They will be active in performing work with full of energy.

monkey

Based from those I have read from the internet as well as watched from television shows, those who were born in Year of the Monkey will be lucky this 2012.

Below, are some of the reviews or forecast about those who were born in “Year of the Monkey” :

– “This year will bring the tranquilly and serenity in your life so that you can fix the mistakes of past year calmly. You just have to be what you are and don’t try to pretend what you are not exactly.”

“The Chinese horoscope 2012 reveals that this year you will head towards new moves and begin new ventures to make your career. They have innate quality to obtain given task within the time period. The five metals of environment earth, sky, water, fire, and wood would help you to explore new opportunities to get succeed in your life. Almost all your efforts will be fructified this year but keep on your hard work because sometimes you get depressed as per Chinese horoscope 2012.”

– “The year 2012 of the Black Water Dragon will be good for learning, Monkey can take a specialization, or start learning a new profession. A representative of this zodiac sign should always learn something new. An interest in something unknown and unusual will lead him the way even more than ambitious intentions or ambitions.”

– “Monkey may achieve much more in life, and even enter into a better, new orbit of his life, much more successful and faster than the rest of the zodiac signs. Due to the fact that with all impulsiveness, Monkey is still quite cautious, and would not let go of one branch until he grabs another more solid one. His status and financial well-being will not be exposed to all-out risk, his wisdom and foresight will not allow him stake and lose everything.”

About Love:

– “In early 2012, Monkey will have a lot of affairs that he will just forget about romance. But to his/her credit, he/she will try to maintain harmony in a relationship, inviting a partner to work together with him/her.”

“Single Monkey may meet his/her love before the new year.”

Almost all the reviews were great and I’m so happy about it. Well, there’s nothing wrong and nothing will be lost if we believe with these. Actually, I just consider them as a guide and I’m not totally devoting myself or simply following totally all this guide. We still have what they call “free will” which really a nice gift from above especially in making a decision in life particularly on what path to travel.

Indeed, luck or fortune would be nothing or won’t come to you instantly if you’re just sitting there or not moving. True luck really comes from the person – It’s a combination of hard work and determination! Also, for a more blessed and prosperous year, we should always remember to pray…

I’m looking forward for a happy, prosperous, and very fortunate year 2012.

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2012 in Luck

 

Our Yellow Cab Story

Thank God it’s Friday!

Friday marks the end of the long weekdays and it’s one great day to spend time with your friends – to have some time talking with them, sharing what you’ve got from the weekdays… to hang out with them and have some fun.

Today, after my midterm examination in my minor subject, I decided to join with ate Pam and Shane as they invited me to go out with them. That was lunch time and so we have decided to dine in the recently opened branch of “Yellow Cab Pizza Co.” in Dagupan City.

yellow cab pizza co.

And so we…

Order, eat, and take out

  • ORDER
I can’t decide what to order…
order

order
True, foods on the menu were all so expensive. We can’t even decide what to order since almost all the foods looks so delicious.
– Still in the end, we have decided to order one “Hawaiian pizza” and “Spaghetti and meatballs”.
  • EAT
The spaghetti was first brought on our table.
spaghetti
And, after five minutes, here comes the Hawaiian Pizza…
pizza
Somehow, we enjoyed the foods. They taste good especially the pizza.
pizza
eat
eat2
  • TAKE OUT
take out
Shane decided to take out the three remaining slices of pizza.
-We went back to school with our stomach so full.
-End-
 
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Posted by on January 20, 2012 in Food

 

One Great Saturday

Today, I had a great time with ate Pam, Jeff, and Roan. After my class, we went to San Fabian(house of Jeff) for we have decided last Saturday that we will going to celebrate there the 22nd birthday of ate pam, provided that jeff’s house is near the San Fabian beach.

in the sofa

Ate pam brought graham cake which first I thought it’s a “nilatikan”, and a spaghetti with not enough amount of sauce which makes it looks so pale yet tastes good naman.What’s funny about it is that she was able to fit the two plastic containers in her shoulder bag..So amazing right? pwede naman nyang ilagay iyon in a plastic bag and carry it on her way ( 😀 ).Well, Though we only shared only these simple or small amount of food, masaya naman kami as we eat together while talking and laughing with some topics that we have touched. I can’t share those things we have talk about but what I can say is that they are open and fearless on providing their comments on some sensitive topics. They have shared their experiences and were generous enough to give their side, especially for ate pam and jeff. What I can say with our simple and serious discussions is that very balance, no malice, not so bad that will come to that point that you’ll say it’s “bastos”. Even a little, educational naman and honestly I learned something new from them which I am sure these cannot be found or learned in the four corners of the classroom.

After we eat and some sorts of discussion, we have then decided to go in the beach,… of course like what friends usually do,.” picture picture! ” – trying to capture the moments and for FB na rin, actually we have decided to have the same plot of profile pictures in our account, so maybe you’ll notice that for the next few days.

drama

Jeff brought his motor bike which we used in going to the area. Ate Pam and Roan decided na i-try paandarin ung motor. And so , they take the opportunity na magpraktis mag motor. Ate pam first tried it, sa umpisa syempre hindi masyado ok pero nung nagtagal naman, tama na rin kahit papano. Roan comes next, same with ate pam, at first not ok and sa huli naging ok na rin. After the two, they insisted me to try it also. Honestly it’s my first time ,and for maybe I didn’t even included it in my “To Learn” list. So when the time I sat on it and start rolling the clutch, surprisingly it starts moving straight ahead, not moving straightly in the right path but moving towards the seawater…todo awat naman si jeff sa kamay ko, nasaktan pa siya, good thing he was able to remove my hand because if not, bagsak namin is sa tubig at nabasa kami ng di oras. ( 😀 ) I laughed with my mistake and partly shocked for a short time and I realize, it’s very awkward.

After we laughed at with our fun experience with the motor bike, Roan and Jeff decided to swim. Of course, hindi ako naligo, I didn’t planned for it at tsaka ang mali pa ay nakasapatos pa ako at this kind of venture, Im with my pants also and I did not bring any extra shirts so I said to myself, “I will not go swimming!“. While the two enjoys there stay in the beach water, Ate Pam and I ay papicture – picture lang,… parang hindi nagkakasawaan sa face – something like that. After maligo ng dalawa, after naming magpicture-picture with Roan and Jeff as our ala Model..we packed up our things and leave the area…

All in all, we have enjoyed the moments together, are friendship was made stronger and the experience shared were things worth to be remembered. This one fun experience is a proof of our lasting relationships as friends. I can find the meaning of ” friendships ” with them. Magaan silang kasama and somehow my sadness that day faded away.

I’ll finish the story by leaving a pick-up line:

“Sana hindi kau mga bituin”

(bakit?)

“Kasi, baka mawala kau pagdating ng araw eh!”

boom!..

-end-

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

A “Certificate of Completion” from PhilHealth

I just received my “Certificate of Completion” in Philhealth.

I spent there my first 100 hours of on-the-job training. I’m so happy that I was able to finish it. Well, in my stay there, I’ve learned so much from them, from their IT officers and from other employees. I learned new things from them both from the things I’ve done and for those experiences they have generously shared, especially in our field of study which for sure might help me in choosing my future career. They let me experience the feeling of working as an IT officer and I really felt that and so glad about it. Working in Philhealth is one of a kind experience and Im so thankful for those employees there as well as other OJTs whom became my friends during my stay there and will always be.

I’m so happy as the HR handed me my “Certificate of Completion”. With my name their printed in a coupon bond sealed with their company’s logo, I’m so proud with myself. The 100 hours of hard work is now given a price.

I said to myself , “Good job Alvin!

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

PhilHealth : My Grades and More…

“A 100 hours of work time spent is too short yet the learning and experience gained is truly different and worth remembering.”

A general average of 98.28 – the grade I received being an intern in PhilHealth Region I (Information Technology Management Section). For my 100 hours of On-the-Job training( November 2, 2011 to December 28, 2011) I now finally receive my rating – the grade which determines most of our effort.

98.28 – So high enough yet for me it’s only a number with a little significance… with little worth. For me ever since, I don’t always consider grades to be an accurate basis of my whole performance. True, it makes you feel glad and feel proud. It even gives you a clue if you did good or bad efforts.

It’s not always the grades that counts,..it’s the knowledge that filled your mind from the work and efforts you’ve done and the experiences you gained all throughout your stay.

After I got my grades I got an opportunity to have a picture taking with my supervisor(the Head of ITMS).

Me and My Supervisor

I also want to share with you some photos taken last December 28, 2011

(This is my last day of OJT in PhilHealth)

As a requirement in my OJT subject, I took pictures of the following:

My Work Area

My Work Area 2

– This is my work area in PhilHealth Region  I (IT Management Section)

In front of PhilHealth

– Here is my photo taken in front of PhilHealth Region I.

With IT officers

– My Photo together with the IT officers. On the left is Sir JR and on the right the man beside me is Sir Caloy and the beautiful lady in my left is Mam Ice.

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Happy New Year!

Welcome Year 2012! Welcome Year of the Water Dragon

We only prepared a simple celebration to welcome the New Year: 2012.

new year photo1

There in the above photo, you can see sweet and sour giant fish, spaghetti, pork barbecue, siopao, queso de bola, ticoy, fruit cocktail and cake. – So simple right!

New Year Photo3

The large fish I am carrying in the above photo is what they call “Talakitok” – so weird. The fish was made into a sweet and sour dish and it taste so delicious.

You can also see in the above photo 13 different fruits which is believed to bring fortune when served as the new year comes.

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2012 in Uncategorized