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Fab Feb!



I have a feeling that February is going to be a Fabulous month! Smile

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That’s our Feb wall paper, the template is a freebie from Zoe Pearn. All I had to was slip in the photo of my Dad and my nephew. Don’t they look so happy? This photo was taken on the first of the month, when my brother and his small family dropped by the house after the little boy’s checkup. He had fever that day but he was so happy to see us it didn’t seem like he was having any downtime.

I am really look forward to what this month would bring, specially on the work side. This is the first month I’ll be spending with my new team (more on that later) and I am filled with hope that our goals are going to be within reach.

As for January, let’s not forgot to be thankful for the blessings we received:

  • It was a record month for my Team. We ended with 7% higher CSATs than December, and we also hit our sales goal.
  • I’ll be first to admit, having set a routine for the month, and having a smaller team, gave me less stress than I’ve had in the last year. But my team is growing this month so we’ll see how my newfound routine holds up.
  • My Team Leads are showing progress in terms of coaching, and taking care of their people. We’re not there yet, but we will get there.
  • On the Savings side – I have so far kept up with my goals and also increased my Stocks portfolio. The boyfriend has also begun turning over a certain percentage of his salary to add to our savings. It took some arm twisting, but he’s onboard. We’ll see if we can increase that % this year. Winking smile
  • We set a record high for going to the cinemas in January – we haven’t done this in a long time! I’ve seen a total of five (5) blockbusters in the cinemas. One More Try, Sisterakas, The Hobbit, Life of Pi, and Les Miserables.
  • To watch Les Miserables, I went on a date with my Mom! Here’s a photo of her on the reclining seat at Gateway’s Platinum Cinema. The movie was just about to begin Smile
  • Photo Jan 28, 8 49 35 PM
  • Finally met my new godson Jonas! He’s so cute and big at only 5 months.
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  • Spent an afternoon with good friends to see the newest baby – Julia Zemira! She’s the first daughter of my friends Reyna and Joel. Though they haven’t really asked me yet, I’m presenting myself to be Ninang!
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  • My bestfriend whose family is all the way out in Dubai also asked me to be godmother to her first born, Kenzie! (See his photo collage here) Of course I couldn’t be there for his Dedication last week, but in spirit I definitely was with them. I have yet to meet him in person, but he already holds my heart in his small hands.
  • Though I really thought I would be holding my purse tight in January, I bought two pairs of inexpensive but comfy shoes from Payless, and another bead for my Trollbeads bracelet. I named it my Troll bead, for all the Trolls that tried to put me down in December, unsuccessfully. Here’s the official photo of the Troll with Gems bead from the Trollbeads website, and its description is spot on for the qualities I realized I possessed because of this episode in my career. Smile
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  • I finished Catching Fire and Mockingjay of the Hunger Games series. Also Book 5 of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, The Last Olympian. My to be read list hasn’t been updated though.
  • We also remembered the first anniversary of Papa’s Heavenly Birthday. We still miss him very much. We are grateful for the presence of family and friends who came to remember him and celebrate his life. Sadly, we had to bid goodbye to other uncles in January. Uncle Bawil who I last saw after one of my last therapy days in St. Luke’s last year. He had lost a lot of weight and was there for his regular checkup. We chatted a bit before I had to leave. We felt his absence in Papa’s memorial. Whenever there’s a celebration that calls for sacrificing pigs, he would be here bright and early, ready with his tools. Oh yes, we felt his absence.  Uncle Artie passed on a week after him. They were once housemates, all those years back when Uncle Artie first suffered a mild stroke that changed his life. I think I last saw Uncle Artie during the wake of his aunt, Mama Sen. And before the month ended Uncle Arthur also left for Heaven. I was very good friends with his youngest daughter Yaki and so I saw him a lot when were young girls. But the very last time I had an actual conversation with him was years ago when I was trying to make tennis my game. I was at his Requiem mass and heard his first born Manong Ronald speak about him, I realized that yes, he truly was a man of few words. No wonder I could remember only one conversation with him all these years. I am thankful to have known all these good men. They will always be remembered by their friends and families.

 

I feel like there was so much more in my January. Unfortunately I didn’t do a very good job blogging with only nine posts for the month. My Comments challenge wasn’t met either. That meant I spent more time sleeping in January. I felt like crashing on my bed or on the sofa just as soon as getting home from work. No complaints though.

So January was a blessed month and that gives me a lot of reason to be believe that Feb is going to be a Fab month!

How was your January?

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34 Responses to “Fab Feb!”

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Jhari February 4th, 2013 at 8:33 am

It’s nice to see that you’re fond of scrapping narin sis. Good for you :) I used to download free desktop wallpapers too. But the husband keeps on changing it. He says it’s too mommy-ish hahaha!
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verabear Reply:

Haha, hayaan mo nga sya. Isali mo na lang lagi yung photos nya para di sya magreklamo :)

Sis, the post was published too early pero updated na now in case you want to read it again. hehe :)

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Jhari Reply:

Hahahahahaha!!!!! Daming kong tawa sa bagong updates. Why you didn’t include me on this post too? Chos! I emailed u as well.

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Chan February 4th, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Just have faith and it’s going to be a fabulous Frebruary for sure!

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ElizOF February 4th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Sending you blessings for a successful February… I think we all need it too. The baby is adorable! :-)
Eliz
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Kwento Ni Toto February 4th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

At least you have accomplished a lot in January. I’m sure your Feb will be a Fab!

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verabear Reply:

Thank you :)

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Maan February 4th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Awww, newborns are love! By the way, where do you invest in stocks, Vera?
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verabear Reply:

I invest via Citisec Online. :)

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Maan Reply:

That’s where I plan to invest, too! Do you subscribe to Bo Sanchez?
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verabear Reply:

I have not subscribed to Bo Sanchez, are you referring to Truly Rich Club? Iniisip ko din, but the monthly fee is substantial, i think

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Olga February 4th, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Wow! You accomplished so much last January! You also invest in stocks? I’m not brave enough to get into stock trading but do invest in relatively safe UITFs instead.
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verabear Reply:

I invest via Citisec Online. checkout colfinancial.com or view videos from the Pesos and Sense Youtube channel. Very helpful!

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Mylene February 4th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

You have indeed a blessed January! Me too! I also look forward to a great February.
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KRIZZA February 4th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

The way I read your post, I think you had a great January. You were able to strike a balance between rest and work. Nainggit ako sa 5 movies. Haven’t seen one in almost 3 months time. That cinema is really good. Really comfy!
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kat February 5th, 2013 at 12:41 am

You also ave a full sched. Good Luck on the new team.
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tyna February 5th, 2013 at 12:58 am

congratulations on improving your csat scores. CSAT will always remain a mystery to me. hhahahah twice na nde nag work ang project ko jan. i think you did really well in january and feb could still be better.
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verabear Reply:

Thank you! Sometimes pasok ang CSAT, minsan mahirap tantyahin. hehe :)

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verna February 5th, 2013 at 3:53 am

Yep, they both look so happy. And indeed, your January was blessed. :)

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reese February 6th, 2013 at 10:08 am

awesome accomplishments for january,i’m jealous haha…dami mo ring inaanak? hirap ng maraming friends no? haha
you’re doing great, i’m sure your feb will be fabulous

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verabear Reply:

haha, oo dumadami sila. I’m not complaining pa naman. magaling ako magtago pag pasko eh :)

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Pinay R. February 6th, 2013 at 11:21 am

Congrats to your Joyous January! I know you will have a Fab February! I also downloaded the freebie from Zoe Pearn… thanks for the idea!
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Pinay R. February 6th, 2013 at 11:29 am

By the way, How do we slip the picture to the Zoe Pearn template?
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verabear Reply:

Hi Doc P! I used photoshop and added the photo at the bottom layer. Use the PNG file in the download. :)

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Daddy Allan February 6th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Keep on going and you will have a Fab Feb…Go go go…

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verabear Reply:

Thank you! I really do hope so :)

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Mommy Maye February 7th, 2013 at 8:44 am

That’s a lot of accomplishment for January lang. If you don’t mind me asking, how much ang ticket sa Gateway’s Platinum Cinema? Parang ang sarap manuod dun e. So comfy parang nasa bahay lang. :)

Mommy Maye

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verabear Reply:

350. Since my Mom is senior na, she got a discount for her ticket, 246 lang ata sa kanya :)

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aby February 7th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Good job for the month of January! =) Your nephew and godson are cutie pies.. :)
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verabear Reply:

Thank you :)

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anne lei February 7th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

i am zero sa panonood ng sine. usually, i rent in Video City. And speaking of books, until now I have not yet finished the hobbit.
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tet February 8th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

cool! hmm, i only watched Hansel and Gretel. i always watch kdramas kc.. haha
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Pinay R. February 15th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Sometimes we are able to post less because we are doing too much!

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