MsMightyMau Missing In Action? Part 2: Hello Pinas! I'm back!

Going Back Home! Yahoo!

So, I really had a very hectic schedule on my last week in Dubai.. I was able to wrap up the Kapusong Pinoy Dubai event with ALDUB ME. It was a last hooray before my departure... My very good friends (you guys know who you are) kept throwing surprises after surprises for me on my last few days with them... It was very appreciated, as I always say, it's nakaka-artista. hahaha!

Last March 12, 2016 I flew from DXB to SIN to MNL via Singapore Air. I loved my "me time" at that point because I was able to chill and relax for the first time after that turn of events.. I stopped over Singapore only to have a big bowl of authentic Laksa, and that was successfully achieved! Hashtag Cravings Satisfied! Yay!

I'm Baaaack!

The plane landed in MNL March 13, and I was so happy because my nephew/godson MattMatt (whom I was able to see for the first time) picked me up at the airport with my Lola, Tita and my Sister. This is what I love most about coming home. Being with the rest of the fam...

I feel so blessed to be back home. For the 1st month of staying here in Pinas. I stayed home and I rarely go out. (That's so NOT me) And I did enjoy my "bum-self" for quite a while... I was able to catch-up with a few of my friends from the past too! hahaha! But I am overjoyed to see my BHEZ, my oppa bestfriend from S.Korea, Peter! Hahaha!

Friends are easy to find, yes, but that one bestfriend is really something rare and precious! I am happy that even if our vacation plans didn't go as planned... We were able to see each other, have good talks about life and laugh about our kalokohans just like the good old days! I pray for my Bhez to be successful in life for his future and for his family. He's such a good person, someone I trust so much and who understands me for who I am.

I'm also grateful that I was also able to catch up with 2 of my fave celebs EVER... Mr. Enchong Dee and Ms. Jona. Two of the kindest and realest peeps in the biz! They never forget!

Chong and a few our other good friends dined out last Holy Week (Maundy Thursday) for a quick get-together. It was fun and intimate! I appreciated that he gave time to meet us just because I'm back in town.. I'm touched! Seriously! He always go out of his way to make you feel that you are important to him as he was important to you. Such a very fine man! I salute you Chong and I always got your back no matter what! Love you!

Ms. Jona, (naks, Ms. daw.. haha) on the other hand, has always been one of my closest, if not the closest friend in the biz... We always make fun of me being a kaladkarin, or Dora The Explorer because it's very easy to drag me along to anywhere! Truth is I'm only kaladkarin exclusively for them, because  to be honest, Jones and Mommy A has always been a family to me... I am thankful to them for everything! I'm happy for what has been going on for her career and I pray for both Mommy A and Jones to stay happy and blessed..

Well, Alden Richards and I just met in Dubai last March so nagpapamiss muna ako.. hahaha! But I am looking forward to meet DanRich.. I haven't had the chance to meet my other fave, Ms. Erich Gonzales (and Danile Matsunaga) yet, because I'm a bit busy now with my new job. But if given the chance, I would love to!

*On that note, I also wish to meet Sue Ramirez in person... Sana.. and Maine Mendoza of course...

Congratulations, you're hired!

When I felt like being unemployed is already sinking in... And I only have a few bucks left in my pocket... I thought: maybe it's time... Time to look for a new job. Well actually, before going back to PH, a friend of mine had offered a job for me... However something tragic happened that's why it didn't push through. So I decided to check other options. Apparently, it will be so much easier for me to go back to my previous career of being a Call Center Agent. But this time, I said to myself that I will never ever go back to graveyard shift.

 (credits: Charm)
Thankfully, I came across a job posting ad online for a day shift account for a prime BPO company somewhere in Shaw Blvd. With God's grace, I was able to get the job (contractual) and started with training again in no time.. It was a good feeling that I am a part of something again. Honestly, it felt like it was the first time I ever get hired again. Just when I thought that I will never ever go back to being a call center agent, I can now say that I am happy to be a part of this industry one more time!

And this is why MsMightyMau is missing in action for quite a while now... I decided to focus more on being an employee for now, until I am able to cope up with the processes of the new job. I am proud to say that I do love the culture and the environment of my new workplace. Everyone seems to be supportive and nurturing... There's no wall to break, there's no wall at all... I am at ease and I am loving it...

What's Now and What's Next...

Having a new job in a new company made me strive again to be a better version of myself. I really do miss blogcons and events, however my current schedule will not permit these extra curricular activities yet. But I am not backing down this time. I VOW to regularly update the blog from this day on...

After all, I will not put to waste everything that has already achieved. I will try to go back in the circle as soon as possible... But for now, I will enjoy taking in calls and getting my salary every pay-outs... hahaha! Stay tuned in to this blog for more updates...

Thank you so much to everyone who have read Part 1 and 2 of this personal blog post... It means a lot... a whole lot to me... I am happy to be able to share a little bit of my personal life in the online world again..

And finally, for everything I am and for everything I will be, I lift it all up to You my Lord!

Stay MIGHTY fine everyone! Toodles!

MsMightyMau Missing In Action? Part 1: Leaving Dubai...

Alright, I know that this blog has been idle for a long time now... And I do admit that I have been an unproductive blogger since August of 2015... I always say that I miss blogging but I haven't done anything to even draft a page... Well, I have been missing in action and I think I owe an explanation here in my blog... So to those peeps who missed me, this 2-part-blog-special is for you..

Let's get started...

My Dubai Life

Okay, so I went to Dubai way back April of 2014. Well, to be honest, going to Dubai was not my own choice.. My mom had requested for me to fly to Dubai to help in providing for our family's financial needs. It's totally fine, I'm not against it... but I'm not happy about it as well. At that time, I was having too much fun as a blogger, seriously, I'm having a grand time... However, I do understand that flying to Dubai is supposed to help for our family's future so I decided to give in...

The good part is, that I was with mom.. See, she spent a little over 12 years in Dubai already.. Flying to Dubai means being with her, so it's not that bad at all.. I was able to get a job fairly fast as a secretary in a trading company, and mom and I were not having a hard time to make ends meet for our family.. But then, come March 2015, mom and I had decided that it's about time for her to explore other options than be stuck in Dubai for more years... An opportunity came for her to transfer to New Zealand...

Well, I know it is for the better in the long run. But it was sad to be left alone. Being alone is not new to me though... I have always been independent and responsible on my own but it's just a little sad that mom and I had to be far away from each other again. I tried to make it work, but Dubai without mom is really an empty place... Good thing I do have friends (Well, a lot of friends actually) that's why I was able to hold on a little longer... But sometimes, things doesn't go as you planned.

It came to a point where I have encountered major financial difficulties in Dubai. Let's just say that I have work but it's hard to get paid... Unlucky me, eh? Anyways, it came to a point that I can't handle it anymore, that's why I had to give up Dubai...

What I miss in Dubai...

Missing Dubai? Yes of course! Dubai is a stunner! There's so much to love about Dubai. But its more fun in the Philippines nga di ba? Hahaha! But I still decided to write down a few things that I do miss about Dubai...

1. Burj Khalifa
The tallest building is the first thing that popped in my mind when thinking about Dubai.. I always see it from a far while riding a bus on my way home every night!

2. Shawarma
I don't like Arabic or Indian food, but I do love Dubai's authentic shawarmas! L-O-V-E!

3. Ramadan Office Hours
Shortened office hours for the entire Ramadan period. Early out! Woohoo! :)

4. Satwa
I definitely miss the busy streets of Satwa, Duba. Some taxi drivers in Dubai call Satwa the "Little Manila", this is because there a lot of Filipinos living in Satwa sharing rooms in residential flats and villas.

5. My 2nd family, my dearest friends...
Of course, it's harder to leave the people than the place behind. I found a 2nd family with my ALDUB Middle East, ALDENatics UAE and MAINEnatics UAE fan group and I do have a bunch of true friends as well outside of ALDUB... and it's hard for me to let go of our strong bond, but I had to.. To my dearest friends in Dubai, I miss you all, I really do.

My ALDUB Pemily in UAE

Never have I thought that what started as a joke, became one big, strong and happy family that continues to uphold values that we earn from our loves Alden and Maine and the entire Eat Bulaga team.

Our FANmily was my pride and joy in Dubai. We were able to surpass trials and succeed in our projects as a team. There's ups and downs but I am proud to say that we were able to stand the tests and up until now, we are holding on too strong with the love we have for each other as a family. Ibang klase talaga. Well, some people may come and go, but those who stayed are the ones who really matter most. I thank each and everyone for the trust you have given me. It was such a pleasure to lead you all to greatness. We are different, because we are one... ALDUB ME, ALDENatics UAE and MAINEnatics UAE is united for the love of ALDUB and for the love of each other.

Please allow me to share to the world, what we have accomplished as a team with this short but sweet video slideshow:
This video sums up our success! I seriously got teary eyed when I first saw this clip. I missed each and everyone badly! I am grateful to all of my dedicated admins and members who stayed and who are willing to keep the flame burning for our family... I know it is hard without me, and it gets harder when I'm really too busy. But please do know that you touched my life in so many ways... ( a big bonus was I even developed a talent because of you guys: a talent to remember names easily.) HAHAHA!

I LOVE YOU ALL... Sincerely...

Special thank yous to Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards for keeping us together through it all...

And before I end part 1, I just want to say that I missed blogging, seriously... Thanks for keeping on!

Being in Dubai has been one helluvah ride! See you on part 2!

--- To be continued ---