Guess who passed?

I was so tired for the past weeks because:1. I started working the day after my board exam so I really didn’t have enough rest

2. They already deployed me at site and boi safety shoes are hell. It’s too heavy and I have to take rounds from level 6 to level 70 and… Our site office is at basement 2. It sucks.

But… This entry is not about my work (I will make a seperate blog for that) for now I just want to tell everyone that 6 months of my review were worth it because I PASSED THE BOARD EXAM!!! Yep, I am now a licensed civil engineer! Ganap ng lodi! 

Actually… I was not really kampante on my performance kasi.. 
1. Di ko nakalahati yung math at structural and the catch is marami talaga akong hinulaan at pinabinahala kay batman

2. Di ko talaga nakalahati e (okay redundant pero kasi di talaga ako makapaniwala). Sa hydrau may mga hinulaan din naman ako but I think I did great?

But I’m so very thankful that I made it. During my review kasi, nung una d talaga ako nagseseryoso at di ko alam yung subject na uunahin ko so mas marami ang hayahay kesa sa review. But comes september nagsimula na ako kabahan kasi malapit na at feeling ko wala pa ko naaaral talaga.. So my daily routine was:

1. Kung may review ako kinaumagahan, 3am ang cut off ko.

2. Kung wala akong review, start ako ng 1pm then matatapos na ako ng 7am (yup super nakakapagod)

3. I don’t review during sundays anymore. Let that day be my rest day.

Though even if I’m so grateful that I passed. My friends sadly didn’t made it. Kaso di ko rin masisi kasi iba iba kami ng diskarte during the review. I only go to bed when they were about to get up. Anyway life doesn’t stop there because life still goes on. Take ulit hanggang makapasa dibaaa?

For now, I am so happy that I made it. That I can die as an engineer, lol!

PS: it took me 2 weeks to finish this blog because I’m so dead batt whenever I got home from work. 
PPS: I thank God for all the blessing he has given me this year. I may not be graduated on time (summerian ako mga lodi) but I became an engineer in God’s perfect time 😁

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Had to post this picture before this feeling fades.

He was the first one whom I introduced to my family as my boyfriend and when we broke up, sympre all the connections were cut which simply means he can’t go to our house and family gatherings anymore.
Since we’re recently “dating” again after years of break up, it’s nice to see him visiting our house again. 

Yesterday was not the first time he slept in the house. The first one was during my college when we were rushing to finish a scale model and he was there to help until dawn so he had no choice but to sleep over. (Fact: he is a year ahead of me so we were not classmates. He just wanted to help hehez) 

So back to the story, yesterday was the first time that I had the courage to ask my parents if he can stay for the night. (Graduate na kami pareho so no more ‘acads first’ hahaha) 

And I just want to give this man my full respect for not asking for “it” since we were alone in my room. We just watched and cuddled the whole night and talked about the future.

Now we’re talking. I’m glad you became better 😊

Finding a job in the city

Man, I just got hired! I’m still at cloud nine for real guys, I can’t believe this!
I tried applying through jobstreet kahit na bachelor palang nakalagay dun since magta-take palang ako ng board, so anyway.. I received a lot of interview invitations from different companies at di ko rin talaga inexpect na mapapatawag ako.

First interview (san juan): I passed though pinapastart ako agad pero condition ko kasi 13 pa ako start, right after my board. So they told me na after board exam, tawag ako for availability at kung meron larga na ako. To be honest nagdalawang isip ako kasi more on steel works sila and my only work is to estimate and do budgeting, in short office engineer. 

Second Interview (pasay): this is the company who hired me considering my condition, hoorah! So here’s how I managed to somehow passed:

I found their hiring through jobstreet at kelangan nila ng civil site engineer, upon reviewing the qualifications, wala naman nakalagay na dapat license ka. I checked their site too and booooooi, this one is a good one! Jackpot pareeeee! High rise projects mga lodi! Soooo, I applied dahil la naman mawawala sakin kahit di ako matanggap o macall for interview. After mga 30 minutes, I got a text from them, an inivitation for an interview and exam kinabukasan. I was like “wtffff sa pasay pa ito hindi ko alam kung saan pupunta” but at the same time “sayang to, magandang company rin. Baka palarin!”

I said yes to the interview after ko malaman directions papunta sa office nila while having the thoughts of “Bahala na Lord!” 

So interview day, I took the LRT 1 from Doroteo Jose to Edsa and puta siksikan pakshet wala ng pakealamanan kung magitnaan ako ng mga lalake basta di ako malate sa interview ko. Pagkababa kong edsa, naglakad lakad na ako with the help of pareng google map. I was greeted by the guard and gave me a visitor’s ID and sinundo ako nung HR dun sa gate. Pagdating ko, exam na raw muna 3 sets – IQ test, personal test and engineering test. Dinala nya ako sa conference room and tatlo pala kaming napatawag. 

Nashookt ako sa engineering exam mga lodi, identification 1-20 tapos estimate tapos identify the safety signs! Sabi ko sa sarili ko kahit yung estimate nalang maitama ko pero alam kong babagsak na ako hahahahaha!

After 1 and a hour, kinuha na yung papel and then naghihintay na ako matawag for my initial interview. Nung turn ko na, tinanong ako nung hr kung bat daw nagaapply na ako e nagre-review palang ako, sabi ko gusto ko na magwork right after exam at ayaw kong mabakante. 

HR: paano kapag ihire ka na ngayon, pano review mo?

Me: gusto ko po sana tapusin muna at right after nalang po start ko.

So ayun, after ilang tanong pinagcadd ako on the spot for 10 mins dapat magaya ko yung binigay nyang plano. 

Pinabalik ako after lunch para sa interview with the Project Manager (PM), pero sadly wala sya nasa site so yung vice president yung nag interview sakin.. Same lang tanong nila ni HR regarding my review pero since patapos na rin naman, sabi nya baka pwede at makahabol ako pero di raw sya yung magdedesisyon, si PM daw since siya ang naghahanap ng engineer at sakanya talaga ako magrereport. Kaya ang sabi nalang nya sakin “okay ganito, I will endorse you to him (PM) if you got hired then okay but if not, then no. Ganun lang kasimple”

Pinabalik ako ulit kinabukasan ng 8am for my final interview at this time kaharap ko na yung PM. 

PM: ok naman yung resume mo nareview ko na lahat. Pero ang gusto mo sa 13 ka pa start? Kelangan ko na kasi ngayon ng engineer sa site, marami rin naman nag aapply kaya hindi ko sigurado kung makakaabot ka. Pero anyway, ifoforward kita sa HR head kung paano pero sa akin okay ka. 

I waited sa conference room ng mga 5mins then pinatawag na ako nung HR. Sinabi nya yung salary at kung okay lang ba ako dun at.. eto ang malupet DALAWANG TAON NA KONTRATA. Yep, TWO f years mga mare! 

“Um.. Sa 2 years po na yun, yun at yun po sahod ko??” Tinanong ko, sabi nya “no. may increase yan according to your performance.” 

So ayun, okay ako sa conditions sabi ko. Then..

HR: kaso sa 13 mo pa gusto mag start.. Mababakante yung project ng almost three weeks. Hindi ko lang alam kung kaya ni PM na maghintay ng ganun katagal.. At kung aantayin ka pa namin, yung company naman ang magsusuffer.. So ganito nalang, tatawagan ka nalang namin sa magiging final decision ni PM. 

Edi umalis na ako. Alam kong wala na dehado na. Sayang. Ang laki ng panghihinayang ko. Passed na ako sa lahat kaso yun nga, may review pa ako. Edi lumabas na ako ng gate at akmang sasakay na paalis pero hinabol ako nung guard pinapabalik ako sa loob. Kinutuban ako mga mumshie! 

Bumalik ako tapos bumungad yung HR head.. At ang magical phrase nya ay:

“OKAY NA. OKAY SA PINAKA BOSS NAMIN NA SA 13 KA MAG START. HIRED KA NA” 

O. M. G.

Walang katapusang thank you ang natanggap ni HR sakin hahahahahahahahhahahahahah aylabet!

Finorward nya ako sa junior HR at binigay nya sakin mga need kong requirements. Tapos lumabas na ko ulet at nakasalubong ko yung isang staff dun (based sa uniform di ko lang sure kung engineer din sya or admin) tapos sabi nya “sabi ko sayo matatanggap ka e! O pag minura mura ka sa site baka biglang resign ka ha o nagiiyak iyak ka na sa gilid!” Hahahahaha gusto ko sanang isumbat sakanya na lakompake kahit murahin ako kesa palamura rin naman ako hahahah chos.

That’s how I got hired! I’m so so so happy! Nasabi ko na rin sa parents ko and I’m so thankful na supportive sila sa decisions ko! Thank you so much Lord!!!

May 3 upcoming interviews pa dapat ako pero I declined na. Sympre, hired na ko e. 

Excited na ako mag start! Sa may greenhills ako dineploy na site since mas convenient sakin kasi mas malapit sa titirahan ko (tito ko) sa cubao. Though may isa pa sa taguig though maganda sana dun huhu. Pero anywaaaay there’s more to come!

Annnnd actually may halong kaba at takot ako since la ko experience at first time ko sa site pero alam kong marami akong matututunan. Di na baleng maging tanga sa una dahil lahat naman dumadaan dun, hehe

Di ko rin inexpect na pinagsisite rin pala nila mga babae kasi pag babaeng ce e more sa office ang work.

PS: nasabi ko nga palang tatlo kaming applicant, ako lang natanggap. hehez. 

One last entry

I felt sad talking to her.But then, letting her go was the best choice because she’s in a better place now. And I’m happy for her, atleast she’s now out of her comfort zone and that’s what I want her to do – there’s more to ‘life’.

So… I can make another steps away from now on because I know that I left her at peace. She deserves way better than me, and I know she’ll find the right person eventually. 

I will be forever grateful because after all that happened, we still decided to stay as friends. 

And I hope one day, our paths will cross again and maybe that time, we are genuinely happy with someone who we truly deserve. 

May pakape si atty

Me: kuya sagutin mo nga to

Kuya atty: patingin ngaaa. *grabs paper* ayy survey lang pala.

Me: ayna waw sige nga isa ngang number jan

K: number 16, c yan. Sure akooooo! Kapag mali ako bigyan kitang kape pero kapag tama, ako bibigyan mo.

Ayun, nasolve ko rin ang sagot at D ang tama. 

Me: mali ka naman, D naman sagot e’

Akala ko kinekeme ako ni kuya sa pakape nya pero kaninang pag akyat nya, bigla nyang inabot to hahahahaha thank you kuya atty! 


Alam naman natin di mo talaga masasagot ng tama dahil di naman engg ang course mo πŸ˜…


Just wanted to give this man a blog post for always waiting for me to finish my review sessions.. Salamat, friendship!

*everyone’s starting to pack up their things since super late na ng gabi*

Me: ayy matutulog na kayong lahat? Meeh, sige.. 

Jm: samahan nalang kita hanggang matapos ka.. *then he started to play/read notes on his phone while lying down at the sofa* 

Plus, for being my review buddy! Thank you so muuuuch! I’m praying that we’ll both pass the board exams. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

PS: we’re not on the same course, ECE siya.