SWEET TREATS FOR A BITTER CHRISTMAS

Not that I am bitter! Just in case you, dear reader, are. Or maybe you just want something sweet because you have a bitter taste in your mouth right now…

Christmas is the one time of the year that I get a lot of sweet little things from people. Because Valentine’s is a thing of fiction for me and I celebrate it by reading about the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre instead. Because I am hardcore like that… [insert Bitterness #1]

Anyway, the point is that I love receiving sweet treats as presents during Christmas because 1.) it is great for sweet tooth attacks, 2.) I would rather eat a present rather than be stuck with it or recycle it as another gift [insert Bitterness #2], and 3.) I do not, whatsoever, feel guilty about eating mounds of sugar bliss because I never get fat anyway [insert…well, that’s a bittersweet fact actually…].

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ANDROID-IFIED WITH THE NOTE 2

So for Christmas I got myself a new toy. Been wanting to change my phone (SE Vivaz Pro) for a few weeks now since I’ve had it for two years already and some of its keys are starting to get real effed up already.

I’m not a big fan of the iPhone. Well maybe the very first one, but the current incarnations (specially the iPhone5), look like bar soaps. They just don’t look sleek enough. Don’t get me wrong, I’m an Apple fan and I just love my iPad 2, but the iPhone just doesn’t feel right for me.

So I got myself the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 instead. Under the Globe Postpaid Plan 1,799 plus a cash out of Php4,800 under a 24 month contract, I get unlimited data and other freebies. I chose Globe because I’ve never had a problem with their signal before or any of their other services despite them having sucky customer service.

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I’ve been using my new baby for a week now, and I must say the Galaxy Note 2 is a pretty powerful device. Its processing power is fast and its functionalities are perfect for power users. Add that with an unli data plan and you are going to feel the fun of it all!

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CHRISTMAS IN MY PROLETARIAT HEART

Christmas parties are always interesting events. Even more if they are work Christmas parties. Inhibitions are kinda lowered, you get a chance to talk about non-related work shiz with the people you work with everyday, plus it is a chance to get to know the culture of the workplace beneath the facade of professionalism and all that jazz.

Since it is my first Christmas in my new company, there were some pretty interesting things I found out, like who drank what, who eats more than he should, who is more shala than most, etc.

We had the marketing department Christmas party at Kiss the Cook, Maginhawa St. Teacher’s Village. It is a pretty small place that offers gourmet food. Nice relaxed and homey atmosphere. They have really amazing food, at first we thought “Crap, these serving sizes are small!” but when we piled them to our plate “Crap, we can’t finish all of these!”.

Aside from our Christmas party it was also our farewell tribute to our marketing Senior Vice President Elaine Guzman who is retiring. Although I only spent a short time working with her, she’s a really cool boss. Save for when she gets mad because I don’t get things done hahahaha! I will miss you Madame!

Then we had the RSC Christmas Party. It was a costume party with Disney as the theme, since Araneta Coliseum will be having Disney on Ice performances for December. I wanted to be all cool about my costume, so I went as the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. I thought it would be pretty funny to go as the White Rabbit despite my obviously ebony complexion. Plus I just really wanted to wear rabbit ears ala Hugh Hefner’s beloved Bunnies. Oh yeah!

PS I made my own rabbit ears, and one of my office mates went as Alice, so it was pretty rad! We were the only White Rabbit and Alice in the entire party compared to the bazillion Minnie Mice and Snow Whites.