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Anonymous asked: Hi Ms. Bianca :) I have read your post about sa blessing that you received when BPI gave yout the job offer. Kasi I am scheduled for pre-employment exam on Monday (July 21, 2014), sa head office din. Ang problem kasi, hindi pa ako graduate. Yung thesis ko is 4.00 parin (INCOMPLETE). Pero I have high grades (isang 3.00 lang meron ako). I am applying for AITS position also. Baka kasi pagdating ko dun hindi rin ako pag-examin. Sayang lang. What do you think? Should I go? Thankyou so much!
Hi! Sorry I just read this. :( Been so busy these past few weeks. Btw, how was your exam? I know it’s too late to answer this. Huhu. Sorry! I think they are considering incomplete grade status naman basta maco-complete mo sya before the training starts. :)
Thai Dara Restaurant - Kapitolyo, Pasig
Sharing your interests with other people might be one of the greatest feelings in the world. Talking about places, experiences, and everything under the sun seems to be fun because it is good that you exchange points and ideas inside your interest box.
Being in a new company, I am still adjusting myself with the environment, AGAIN and little did I know, I am making friends already. :) I tagged along with Erika and Mildred last Thursday and had our lunch out in Kapitolyo, Pasig.
Erika messaged me last Monday about this deal posted on beeconomic. It is a food deal for Thai food and it excites me so much when she showed it to me cos I haven’t really tried Thai cuisines plus I am looking forward to visit Kapitolyo because I have been hearing a lot of good places to eat there! And my first try is Thai Dara Restaurant.
Bulletin full of good reviews! I had seen signatures and reviews from well-known people especially media personalities, basketball players and politics.
Our deal consists of Tom Yum Soup - Pad Thai - Bagoong Rice - Thai Fried Rice - Chicken Pandan all for 549 pesos!
Tom Yum Soup. I’m expecting more of an intense taste for this but sadly, it didn’t reach my expectation. As far as I know, tom yum soup has this spicy, tangy taste and will definitely leave a kick as you sip it. I remember Erika said that this soup tastes like Sinigang lang. Good thing the shrimps were not tinipid! We got 10 pieces of shrimps for this bowl ata. Not bad at all. ;)
Bagoong Rice. HOW I LOVE BAGOONG!! I swear, mabubuhay ata ako ng bagoong at kanin lang! But take note, bagoong or shrimp paste is not good for the health when consumed too much. I like how they put slices of green mangoes on top with pork meats and scrambled egg. Super wagi and busog ka na for this plate pa lang!
Pad Thai. Nothing extraordinary but I love the noodles! Not too matigas or soft, just right for me. Honestly, when I was eating this, I hardly taste the toge (bean sprouts) and later realized na it has peanuts pala. I like the sweet taste plus the calamansi twist when you squeeze in some calamansi.
Thai Fried Rice.
Chicken Pandan. It’s a soft, sweet chicken wrapped in pandan leaves. I did not really taste the ‘pandan’ here but the taste of the chicken is compensates.
What I love the most about this restaurant is the size of the food servings. They are mostly good for 2-3 persons already. You know that it is not tinipid especially the Pad Thai! The 3 of us weren’t able to finish it. The place is quite small. If you plan to have a lunch out here on a ‘payday week’, wait is there such a term? Hahaha, it is not actually a good idea. Just save up your money and reschedule it a week after payday.
I can’t wait for our next Kapitolyo foodtrip! I think Mildred mentioned that we will try Ramen Cool the next time we visit this street! ;) Also, I am happy to know that it is near from our office. *All photos are from Erika’s phone. :)*
Chambyuru Korean Restaurant
I rarely know people who loves korean food. They used to have a reaction of “Ewww, amoy panis!” or “Sobrang anghang nyan, di ko trip yung lasa” everytime I mention, KIMCHI! And now, it’s such a good thing that my officemates love korean food. We had our “korean-fixing” at CHAMBYURU Korean Restaurant. It is a small restaurant located at Amber Square, Escriva drive, Ortigas Pasig City.
While waiting for our orders. I found it weird to have a flat-steel chopsticks! It was my first time to see/use this kind of chopstick.
Korean side dishes. I don’t know what they are called but who cares? For as long as there is kimchi, I am a happy kid! Hahahaha. My personal favorite is the radish kimchi. It gives a sour taste and compliments the spicyness AND it didn’t compromise the taste of “kimchi.” Yes kimchi-fans, I know you know what I am saying. :)
I’m not really sure if they do offer unlimited servings of side dishes but what I have noticed was, they refilled our side dishes everytime we ran out of it! Imagine getting almost full even if you haven’t eaten the main dishes yet? Hahaha so, just a piece of advise, don’t get too overwhelmed with these, you might not enjoy the main food.
On the upper left is the Sesame Oil and Soybean paste needed for your Samgyeopsal. On the right photo is my very-first-legit Samgyeopsal!!!! :”>
We also had Ddeokbokki. I first tried this korean food when my sister introduced this to me and I instantly loved it! It has rice cake, fish cake and korean spices. Would definitely burst into your mouth when you first try it!
Ttukbaegi gyeranjjim. It’s a steamed egg. Yeah, just a steam egg. Nothing extraordinary aside from it’s fluffy and soft when you eat it. Also, before your finish this bowl, the bottom part is already burnt.
Spicy tofu soup. For me the taste is medyo matabang when I tried the soup. Maybe because I couldn’t find its extreme taste anymore after eating kimchi and ddkeokbokki so I suggest that before eating lots of side dishes and other totally spiced food, make sure to try this first so you will not have a vapid taste.
Rose served me a bowl of this. :>
Guess how much we paid for all of these? Only 720 pesos!!! That’s 180 pesos each —we were four in our group by the way. We were so full and satisfied as we stepped out of the door. It leaves the korean taste in my whole mouth throughout the day. You can opt to have some rice if you think these will not pacify your hunger. Just make sure to order more of meat because our orders consist mostly of veggies. It was just the beef strips of Samgyeopsal that made our lunch meaty.
It was my first time to eat in an authentic korean restaurant and I am so glad that my officemates shared me this place! I can’t wait to let my sisters try this food trip too.
*All photos were taken using Rose’ phone. Thank goodness she borrowed me her phone for the sake of this post. :) Such a sweet girl.*
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Anonymous asked: Hi Bianca. Mahirap po ba ang training kasi gusto ko po talga sa BPI. AITS po ako. tnx
Hello. Mahirap if you don’t study and read the instructions well. I remember, our instructor once told us, “Yung mag-bf/gf naghihiwalay dahil sa training na to.” So there, I hope that gave you a clue! Hahaha. If you really want in BPI, then study study study once the training starts. :) Good luck!
Anonymous asked: What are the things that are needed to be passed on bpi's med exam? Do they have a drug test?
Hi! There are so many things that needed to be passed. There’s an eye check up, physical exam, I did xray and urinalysis, Hepa exams. You’ll be given a checklist for that. Can’t remember them all. :) Yes, they have a drug test.
Come what ‘MAY’
May 2014 gave me a lot of feels. The feeling of happiness, sorrow, grief, pain, everything! I got a new company to work for and I’m so happy, a family member’s passing (Lolo Dioning) and lose someone who is an almost-best friend because of “betrayal.” I’m still in pain. Making myself comfortable to some drastic changes takes some time for me to cope up.
A week after my employment, I thought every thing falls into places. I’m happy with the environment, got no words with my tasks and felt relieved with my angst. But all those happiness went down the next week. I was betrayed by a really close friend, a friend who I considered as a family. I lost my Lolo. A loving and supportive Lolo. It’s really hard. That time, I honestly don’t know what to feel, what to do. All I know is pain was rushing through my veins. It’s like losing 2 very important people in 3 days. My Lolo got no medical/health issue. The last time he had a general check up, everything was clear which confused us why did that thing happen. Mama (my lola) heard a thud while Lolo is in the bathroom. She rushed and opened the door and she saw my Lolo laid on the floor with a foaming saliva. There was an emergency. They rushed him in the hospital and things were too late. Lolo tried to fight. Findings said that he had brain hemorrhage and later concluded a hemorrhagic stroke. It’s really hard for our family to accept things especially they are planning to go back to the Philippines this August, but sadly, that thing happened.
There is still a regret on my heart after my Lolo’s passing for not sharing my work-related story with him. My Mama told me that he was so excited for me that I finally found a job again. I felt like he was waiting for me to call him and make some stories but I prioritized other non-sense things. You know what I am thinking every night? I always waited August to come, to see my Lolo, alive and excited and eager to kiss and hug us again but we will see him on ashes. :( :(
I know he is in good hands now and achieves the everlasting life as He promised. Now it’s June, I just want to get rid of all the pain that I am experiencing. Honestly, I am still bothered. I don’t know where to put my emotions lately. But above all of this, I can see a light at the end. I know things will fall back into places, again. :)
Loss is always going to happen. No matter how much I don’t like it, it is going to walk my way at several times in my life.
When you truly care for someone, you don’t look for faults. You don’t look for excuses and you don’t look for mistakes. Instead, you fight the mistakes. You accept the faults, and you overlook the excuses. The measure of love is when you love without measure.
We all go through things. Things we feel we don’t deserve and things we wish we never had to go through. The thing is, we only ‘go through it’, we never actually stay there.
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