My Saudia Application

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Friday (Jan. 15, 2010) – My friend (Melissa) told me that the Saudia employer is already here in Manila, and will now interview those applicants interviewed by the First Champion agency. And then a friend of mine (Marie), called the agency if we could pass our resume the following day (Saturday)..

Saturday (Jan. 16, 2010) – Woke up early and headed to Manila to submit my resume. Lucky us, (Marie and I), because we were allowed to join those applicants who were scheduled that day for their first interview with the Saudia representative (Mr. Mohamed Latheef).

When it was my turn for the interview (I’m no. 11), here it goes… He took my height, and then asked for my weight. Asked regarding my current work, and describe the function/s of my work. Ha asked me to write two sentences regarding my current job, and read it to him loud and clear. (Others were asked to compute in a piece of paper).. And then took a picture of me using his digicam (one pic sitting in a chair and the other pic standing).. Afterwards, he told me to that the result will come to me soon. I guess the interview took only 5-10 minutes. And that’s it. I’m done..

Monday (January 18, 2010) - Hoping and praying to receive a notification from the agency... Travel time to Cagayan for work related one week schedule.

Tuesday (Jan 19, 2010) – Around 2PM, while I was covering in one of the laboratories at Sta. Ana Cagayan, I luckily received a text message coming from Ms. Jaja of First Champion. And here’s the actual text…

After reading the message, I was shocked and then called Ms. Jaja right away to explain to her that I can’t report tomorrow to see Mr. Latheef because I’m in Cagayan which we know that’s so, so far away from Manila. I asked her ‘til when is Mr. Latheef here in Manila, and Ms. Jaja told me that Friday (Jan22, 2010) is his flight. So I told Ms. Jaja then, that I’ll text her right away if I can come back to Manila to attend and see Mr. Latheef the next day.

After talking to Ms. Jaja on the phone, what I did was, I hurriedly cancelled all my appointments (lecture presentations) for the next day, and informed the 2 laboratories that I have to come back to Pampanga due to an emergency at home. And rescheduled my lecture presentations to them on Friday (Jan 22, 2010). I really promised to them that I’ll be back on Friday. Luckily, they all agreed.

So that Tuesday night, I travelled all the way from Cagayan to meet Mr. Latheef the next day. Oh by the way, Cagayan to Manila is a 12 hrs travel by land. But I made it for just 10 hrs drive. I reached Manila at around 5:30AM. No sleep at all. I stayed at my younger sister’s bf’s house where I took a bath after I had coffee and a 1 hour break, and then prepared and psyched myself in meeting Mr. Latheef for the second time.

Wednesday (Jan 20, 2010) – Around 11:30AM (I’m no. 4).. My turn came. He again measured my height, because there was some changes with their height measurement.. It was increased to 1-2cms higher I think because my previous height differs from my height the second time he measured it.. Then checked my face, legs, feet, smile and teeth. This time around I’m really, really so nervous that my redness appeared in the neck/near my chest area where he noticed it. I told him that it’s because I’m really just so nervous that time that’s why the redness appeared. He told me that I shouldn’t be nervous because I’m one of the selected ladies who will meet the Saudia delegate soon. He graded me and put an “A” on my record list. He told me he has chosen 21 ladies already and he still needs 4 ladies to go before he leaves the Philippines. And that’s it, I'm done.

I’m happy to hear the news from him that time, and I’m really very glad that all my efforts of going to Manila from Cagayan paid off and was all worth it… Lucky me i guess! And God is really so GOOD! =) I am now really hoping that I really, truly passed, and be one of the lucky ladies who will be selected again by the Saudia delegate on April/May.. Pray for me sisses.. please??? =)

take a PEEK! =)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Hello there...

..I just want to show you my Vision Board for 2010... =) Thanks to miss 'powerpinay/superjezzi' for inspiring me to make my own vision board again. Honestly, I'm also a believer of Vision Boards.. but during those years that I'm fond of doing it, I actually look into the magazines for cut outs... (ganon ako kasipag noon..pero ngayon tamad na..haha kaya 'Visions In The Sky' nalang talaga)...
..But since i was really inspired by 'powerpinay/superjezzi' to make again a REAL vision board.. so here's mine, have a look! =) I started doin' it after Christmas, and then just resumed and finished looking for captions in the magazines just after my confinement... 

** I guess it's no need to explain much regarding my vision board.. because the pictures/captions tells it ALL!!! =)

** Thanks again Miss 'Powerpinay/SuperJezzi'... ÜÜÜ

New Year In The Hospital

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sorry guys for having no post for the past 10 days of this year 2010… It is because I started my year 2010 in the “hospital”… Oh yes, you read it right... in the "Hospital"... After 25 years of existence, it was just now that I experienced being confined in the hospital. Really my first time… Even though I, myself am a Medical Health Professional (RMT), I have a phobia of me being admitted in the hospital. Since I was a child, I’m really afraid of those injections, medicines and yeah, the doctors… For me then, they’re monsters. Oh well that was when I was still a kid. But when I grew up, I started dreaming of becoming a doctor.. haha.. and I had overcome my phobia of injections, because of my profession. (medtech) I’m the one looking for prominent veins and extracting blood to different people. As they say, Med Tech’s life is really more of extracting blood. We are the sharp-shooters, we are the phlebotomist.. Ü

Anyways, going back to my real life situation…

I was confined at Angeles University Medical Center due to Acute Pyelonephritis. I had severe infection that needs me to be admitted and given several doses of IV Antibiotics (Cefuroxime) because according to my doctor it can’t be treated easily by oral antibiotics because the infection was severe.

Clinically, my urine test showed :

Pus Cells - more than 50 cells/hpf  (OMG - super duper infection)
Bacteria – Many
Albuminuria - 2+

How I acquired Acute Pyelonephritis???

Last December 25-27, I experienced pain when urinating especially during the last urine flow. My mom said that she thinks I have UTI and so she bought me Cotri/Bactrim to take on those days. The pain subsided after I took the meds, so I thought my UTI is all gone. But then Dec. 29 came, I experienced back pain (left side-back area of my waistline), so I thought it was just a usual back pain so I applied Methyl Salicylate Ointment in the said area and took pain reliever (Mefenamic Acid). After few hours it was gone so I thought I’m really okay.

Here came Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve… I experienced it again… back pain, plus now I’m chilling… What I did was, the same thing.. took Mefenamic Acid as pain reliever, and applied Methyl Salicylate Ointment in my back.. and there, I survived New Year’s Eve.

January 1, 2010 around 4:00AM – I experienced chilling episodes and I’m then feverish. My chillin’ episodes weren’t just plain chills. It was like I have epilepsy. (ganon ang pag-chill ko..hehe).. And there you go guys.. I spent my 1st day of the year 2010 admitted in the hospital. Blame it on the UTI that infected my upper urinary tract and caused my left kidney to swell.

POOR me! (i really look sick here, sorry..)

the dextrose & IV antibiotic
fogive me if i can't remember how many bottles of dextrose and antibiotics that were infused -TNTC (too numerous to count, hehe)

January 8, 2010 around 7:00PM – Finally, I was advised by my doctor that I can go home and have my rest at home, provided that I’ll continue my antibiotic intake, but this time its oral meds. So of course, I nodded and promised to take those meds. I was really happy that night, that finally I’ll be sleeping in my own room, in my own bed.. I felt relieved then, really….hehe

By the way, these were all the tests done to me:

Urinalysis, Urine C/S, CBC, Creatinine Test, Urine Gram’s Stain, KUB Ultrasound, ECG, XRAY, Vaginal Discharge Gram’s Stain and Pap Smear… (imagine including pap smear, also my first time..hehe) Ü