TGIF: Take Every Chance, Drop Every Fear.

Thank God it’s Friday! I can feel the weekend air hovering above me, but I’m still stuck in the office while everybody’s out partying. On a regular day, I would’ve been out of the office and tucked in bed while watching my favorite TV shows. But this week is a bit different; I had to move my schedules around so I can attend meetings. It’ll probably be like that until further notice. Hohum. I’m missing my 9-6 schedule.

Anyway, the weekend is almost here and I don’t want to spoil it by moping around. I haven’t baked a cupcake today, but I received a sweet surprise in the form of a meme from one of my favorite bloggers, Krissy of Krissyfied!

- Post these rules
- Post 11 random things about yourself
- Answer the questions that the tagger set for you in their post
- Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer

Random Things About Myself (I know I just posted 7 Random Things, I’ll try to wrack my brain for more random things.)

1. I used to be a call center trainer before I moved to Quality Assurance. I can still remember my first day of training in one of the call centers in Quezon City. I thought being a trainer was cool and awesome and I wanted to be one ever since. My journey to fulfilling that dream has been long and bumpy, I got rejected more than I care to know, but I have always taken that as a challenge. When I finally became a trainer in my previous company, the joy was just overflowing. Two years into the job, I got laid off along with other co-trainers. I accepted a different position and now I am one of the QA Specialists in my company. I still want to be a trainer and I intend to make that dream a reality before the year ends. 
2. I would know where and when we met just by the name you’ll call me. Most of my high school and college friends call me Bags. For most acquaintances and friends, I go by the name Barbie. My eTelecare teammates called me Juliane. My co-trainers in Transcom call me Barbiekels, Barbiebelles, and Barbiekins. 

3. I’m a kid stuck in the 90’s/early 2000’s. Most of the songs in my player are from those years. I think it’s one of the best years in the history of music – foreign and local scene. 
4. When I was a kid, my Mom often joked about how I eat too much rice. She’d always refer to my eating habit as that of construction workers, no offense intended. I always ate with a mountain of rice and a few pieces of viand. 

5. My favorite fruit is green mango. I can eat it everyday and not get tired. During summer, we get one or two big baskets of fresh harvest and that’d be the best days of my teenage life. I love to dip it in bagoong made by my Dad or a mix of soy sauce and vinegar. Oh my, just thinking about it makes my mouth water! 
6. Some three or four years ago, I used to be a heavy drinker. Every afternoon after work, my workmates and I troop to the nearest chill place and drink until 12 midnight. That explains my beer belly. :)) 
7. I was once a college groupie. My friends and I always made it a point to go to at least one UP Fair night. We’d look forward to all the bands play and stay until the wee hours of the morning, even if our class the next day was at 7 AM. 
8. Visiting UP gives me a different kind of high. It’s like coming home and being welcomed by a big, warm and fuzzy hug. UP Diliman has been my home for almost 5 years and will always be a part of me even if I already live in a different city. 
9. I can live on chicken and shrimp everyday, even if they give me the worst allergies. 
10. Once a year, I get struck by a weird ailment called post-nasal drip and laryngo-pharyngeal reflux. I get sick during the summer months (like now) and would not go away until summer is almost over. I really don’t know what causes it, must be the weather, but I’ve been getting sick for the same reason for three years now. There are rare times it happens on non-summer months, but it never fails during summer. 
11. I have declared the Orion as my own constellation. When we were younger, my cousins and I would sit atop their old van and look at the sky and marvel at the stars above us. Since we lived islands away from each other, we promised to each other that whenever we missed each other, we’ll just look at the sky and spot the Orion, and we’ll know everything would be alright.
Answered questions of the tagger:
1. What do you like most about me?
I like your happy disposition. You always seem so happy even if things don’t go your way. I know bad times happen and I’ve always admired your positive outlook in life. 
2. What do you like least about me?
I have yet to know! 
3. What is your favorite childhood memory?
I have always looked forward to going home to my Lolo and Lola’s house and spend the whole summer with my cousins. We’d play hide-and-seek, patintero, and tumbang preso with the rest of the kids in the neighborhood. 
4. What is your favorite Disney movie and why?
Aladdin! It shows us that love doesn’t choose a person’s wealth or place in society. If you’re meant for each other, all other things would fall into place regardless of all the challenges ahead of you. 
5. What is your favorite thing about summer?
The beach getaways and the fruits of the season! 
6. Who is your favorite superhero?
Batman, Daredevil and Spiderman. They were “normal” people. They didn’t have superpowers, they just worked within their means to help those in need. 
7. If you were a boy for a day, what's the first thing you would do?
Try to pee standing up. I am really curious how guys do it! 
8. Do you think heaven exists? What is your idea of heaven?
Yes. Heaven is when everyone is at peace and no longer holds grudges against one another. Heaven is a happy place free from hatred, greed, wants and needs. 
9. What is your favorite body part?
My eyes and lips. I can’t say they’re expressive, but of all my body parts, I think they’ll be left unchanged whether I become thin or chubby. 
10. What is your biggest regret?
Not taking the course I wanted in college. Don’t get me wrong, I love Speech Comm, but I believe it lacked the courses that we wanted. In the United States, Speech Communication is one big umbrella with a lot of branches and course offerings. Only UP Diliman offers the course, and sadly, it isn’t as complete as we would want it to be. 
11. Not to sound morbid or anything, but what would you like your epitaph to read?
My epitaph at the office during Halloween reads: “She didn’t retire, she surrendered!”
New set of questions:
1. What is your ultimate pick-me-upper?
2. Are you living your dream career? If not, what is it?
3. Fill in the blank: When I grow up, I want to be __________________.
4. If I were to bake you a cake, what kind would it be?
5. What is your birthday wish for this year?
6. What is your favorite song of all time?
7. How do you handle stress?
8. If you were to have a superpower for a day, what would it be?
9. If you were given a chance to move to a different country, where would you go?
10. What is your dream vacation?
11. What is your favorite milk tea/coffee drink?
Wow, that was long and fun! :) Now I’m tagging Czar, Sassja, Ate Dea, Vera and Chi!

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Happy Weekend, loves!



  1. 11 random things PLUS answer 11 of your questions - you're killing me! haha :) Thanks for the tag and I shall endeavor to return it. hihi :)

    1. Heehee. Bumabawi lang. It's fun albeit long and hard! Enjoy Vera! :)

    2. And not to forget, 11 new questions you want to ask! That's a total of 33! :))