Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Cagayan de Oro: Trabaho Na Ni...

Cagayan de Oro City (CDO) known as "The City of Golden Friendship" is located along the northern coast of Mindanao, south of the Philippines. It is the provincial capital of Misamis Oriental. Folks who live here are known as Kagay-anons.

I for one is a Kagay-anon. I live in this place for more than 23 years. As part of this fast-growing city, I would like to help fellow Kagay-anons in any way I can by sharing this interesting site. It caters to CDO employers and CDO or non-CDO job applicants alike.

To those who are interested, I would like to offer you... Cagayan de Oro Jobs.

Cagayan de Oro Jobs (CDO Jobs) takes pride in helping employers from Mindanao especially in Cagayan de Oro City and job seekers from all over the archipelago. Its primary concern is you. CDO Jobs provide employers an online tool where they can post job advertisement for free and for job seekers to find a list of available jobs to apply to.

So, what are you waiting for? This might be your light at the end of the tunnel... ;)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Friends Around The World

I'm not quite sure if I'm entitled to do this... I just got this from Pinay Jade. Anyways, here goes...

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1. Copy from ::Start Copy Here:: through ::End Copy Here::.

2. Add your blog to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs. Just make sure to post this to each of the blog you added in the list.

3. Tag other online friends you know.You don’t need to be tag in order to join. If you want to join just post this one in your blog.

4. Let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving me a comment HERE. I will add you to the master list. That way, everyone is happy and can meet new friends too!

5. Come back once in a while to get the master list! Let’s see how this makes our Technorati and PR goes up!

6. DO NOT REMOVE THIS: scrap page made by Yen. Using alphas and tapes from Kate H., flowers from Ida,paper by Catrine.
1. Me and Mine 2.Creative In Me 3.Little Peanut 4. Pea in a Pod 5. Sugar Magnolias 6. Chez Francine 7. Le bric à brac de Cherie 8. La Place de Cherie 9. Supermodel Wannabe 10.Sweetheart Allen 11.Darling Allen 12. PinayLoveStories 13. FilipinoLifeAbroad 14. Bestfriend Blog's 15. Allen'Wifey 16. In The Life Of...Mne 17. Everything Has A Reason 18. In My Kitchen 19. Life and Me by PinayJade 20. Exploring Asia by PinayJade 21. j H e N z 22. YOUR LINK HERE

Ok to my dear friends all over the world, grab this one if you like: No pressure;)
Tagging everybody who wants to join! Cheers!

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PM: I have no idea what I just did... Oppz! I did it again... :D

Financial: Quotable Quotes

I've read a couple of financial articles and these are the ones that I really find interesting. I'd like to share it to you; you might learn a lesson or two...

To build wealth, minimize your realized (taxable) income and maximize your unrealized income (wealth/capital appreciation without a cash flow).


Efficiency is one of the most important components of wealth accumulation.
Simply: People who become wealthy allocate their time, energy, and money in ways consistent with enhancing their net worth.

Begin earning and investing early in your adult life. That will enable you to outpace the wealth accumulation levels of even the so-called gifted kids from your high school class. Remember, wealth is blind.

Planning and controlling consumption are key factors underlying wealth accumulation.

Money should never change one's values.
Making money is only a report card.
It's a way to tell how you're doing.

Building wealth is not something that will change your lifestyle.
Even at this stage of life, I don't want to change the way I live.

The more dollars adult children receive,
the fewer dollars they accumulate,
while those who are given fewer dollars accumulate more.

I am not impressed with what people own. But I'm impressed with what they achieve. I'm proud to be a physician. Always strive to be the best in your field. ... Don't chase money. If you are the best in your field, money will find you.

• I'm in control of my own destiny.
• Risk is working for a ruthless employer.
• I can solve any problem.
• The only way to become a CEO is to own the company.
• There are no limits on the amount of income I can make.
• I get stronger and wiser every day by facing risk and adversity.

*My Personal Realizations:

> When you generate a high income, it doesn't mean you have to spend every bit of it (high income = high costs). You still have to stick with your (low) costs -- the same costs when you're income is still 5-digits or less. Extra income (income - costs), must be put into investments and/or savings.

> Attitude matters: goals, discipline, hard-work and frugality.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Lucky Year

I am born under the Year of the Rat. As I entered year 2008, I can't help but be curious what this year holds for me. And I found out, I am quite lucky.


To those who are born under the Year of the Rat, I'd like to share this one...


First trimester - During the first month of this period, the circumstances will be favorable to your professional success. The stars will protect you and facilitate all your moves and initiatives. Therefore you'll have every reason to be optimistic. Do not miss the boat! From the second month onwards, good prospects of a change in career will be offered to you. This may be proposals for a change of company, a radical change of the kind of work, or a change of work place. You'll be well advised to show daring and inventiveness, whatever your branch of activity may be.

Second trimester - During the first two months of this period, you'll get good results in your work. However, your clear-cut opinions and your refusal to make concessions may provoke clashes with fellow-workers. A little more flexibility would help you avoid many useless setbacks. During the remainder of the period, you'll be all but a dilettante. On the contrary, you'll be set on achieving your projects by sparing neither your efforts nor your time. The reward will take much time to come, which will incline you even more to perseverance.

Third trimester - Your professional comportment will change at the beginning of this period. You'll be compelled to solve your problems drastically, to weigh the pros and the cons on all occasions. Beware not to provoke too violent shocks; you can achieve your objectives more surely if you work calmly. From the second month of the period on, you'll become more determined, more active, more dynamic. You'll be more inclined than ever to privilege the future and to take drastic decisions. Good success in the last month.

Fourth trimester - You'll have to carry out the orders of a hierarchical superior, however difficult this may be. Do not above all give him the impression that you don't care about things: he might believe it and then things might begin to go awry for you. Life is made this way: it implies restraints that one must unfortunately accept if one does not want to be crushed by them. From the second month of the period onwards, great opportunities of changing career will be offered to you. You'll know how to convince your superiors or associates of the validity and the exactness of your decisions or projects.


First trimester - The stars will help you consolidate or improve your financial situation. Many of you will even have the right to an increase of their incomes. But don't rest on your laurels and don't forget to profit by this favorable period to prepare for the future. It will be, for instance, the moment or never to buy a suitable house or apartment; you'll find a quite interesting occasion and can obtain a loan in very good conditions. Think also of placing your savings or to invest them: You'll be a winner!

Second trimester - Your nest egg will become bigger without your having to make great efforts. Don't expect to make a fortune suddenly: What lies in wait for you is a comfortable financial situation which will be slightly on the upswing as compared to preceding periods. However, it's possible that some natives of Wood years will see their levels of living increase significantly.

Third trimester - The planetary influxes will on the whole be favorable to your finances. But you'll nevertheless have to keep control of the situation. If you spend too much or if you embark on too risky investments, you may see chance turn its back on you. Remain reasonable even though you'll have the right to celestial support this time.

Fourth trimester - You who always dream of winning at the Lotto must be satisfied with what you can earn with your job. Don't complain: If the stars don't promise you an exceptional stroke of luck, they won't threaten you with a catastrophe either. Thus, even though you will be compelled to check the state of your bank account before satisfying your present spending desires, keep smiling and think of those who have less than you do.

You might be wondering how come I only selected those areas. It's simply because, that's the only areas I am interested in knowing. :D

Make Your Day: Call Center Bloopers

In the Philippines, call center industries are contributing 12 percent of the country's gross national product. It is the fastest growing provider for Filipino college students and graduates alike. Call center agents experience the most stressful type of work, especially if they are assigned in graveyard shifts. Being stressed and under pressured are probably the reasons why it is inevitable for them to commit ridiculous mistakes when handling their call and/or customers.

Here are a few of those call center bloopers and go ahead, make your day!

1. Agent handling a very irate customer:
Customer: "F**k you! What is wrong with you people?! I have been calling for several times already and yet I did not get any action?! F**k you! F**k you!"
Agent: "Sir, pls Sir, stop f**king me!" (Oh, boy!)

2. Agent asking permission to put the customer on hold...
"Sir, can I hold you for five minutes?". (Uhh... What do you mean "hold"?...)

3. Agent trying to pacify the customer:
Agent: "Sir, Im detecting that you're starting to become irate. Please dont. Let's be friends again...". (Uhm... Is this a relationship between an agent-customer or phone pals?)

4. Agent accepting a call from customer:
Agent: "Thank you for calling XYZ.com"
Customer: "Hello, am I talking to a LIVE person?"
Agent: "Yes sir. You are talking LIVE via satelllite with no commercial breaks!".

5. A CSR trying to convince his customer to have his order upgraded to a deluxe arrangement of flowers:
CSR: "Do you want to have it upgraded to a deluxe arrangement?"
Customer: "What's in the deluxe arrangement?"
CSR: "Well, it is more beautiful than the regular. We will be putting more flowers into it. It will be more colorful and more BONGGACIOUS!"
(The word "bonggacious" is a gay-slang word which means "superb", mostly used in Philippine gay vocabulary.)

6. Tidbits of wrong grammar usage and mispronounced English words and/or phrases:
(a) "Thank you for calling TO YOU, how may I help you?"
(b) "So you will have ONE CHILDREN with you in this flight?"
(c) "Ok, ma'am. Can you first give FIRST your first name FIRST and your last name FIRST? (No, way... You're LAST!)
(d) "Thank you for calling your account number sir..." (Huh!?!?)
(e) "So would you like to book for a flight this January nine or TANE?"

7. And last but not the least...
Tech Support: "Ok sir, can you please type C-M-D on the run field."
Client: "What?!!!"
Tech Support: "C-M-D, sir."
Client: (Irate!) WHAT IS THAT?!!!
Tech Support: "Ok! C-M-D. C as in CLIENT, M as in MUST and D as in DIE." (Uh-oh!)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A Time To Relax

This is my first blog content.

I happen to create this one because I believe it's one way for me to release the stress and pressure we encounter in our daily life. Some of my articles can be found here... www.triond.com/users/jhenz.

If you happen to drop by, please don't hesitate to give out comments and feedbacks.

I'd love to hear anything from you. :)

Thank you. :D