Friday, April 29, 2005

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Helpdesk Team Building???

Wow finally we have a schedule for our team building or shall I say "shift" building. We've been waiting for this moment for what? 2-3 years now? hahaha at least we'd get to go out of town as a team I'm pretty sure it'll be a blast, the only problem is that we still don't have a place to go to. They wanted to go to La luz Resort in Batangas. I bet it'll be fully book though but imma try and contact them tomorrow and see if i'd get to reserve rooms. This weekend I'll be in Laguna so we'll see if I'd be able to use my tourism skills this weekend and try to get us a place to stay next next week.... yahoooooooooo!!! Team Building naaaaa!!!!! Shift Building pala!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

What's going on?

Hey! This posting is not to create panic here or something but just a pic that I saw over the internet and this is what best describe our team right now. We all have the same question??? What the hell is going on? We may not know what really is goin on up there but we're not dumb not to feel that there's something... oh well
just go figure...

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Happy birthday baboingsking!

Ser haffy verthday! ika nga ni badz! hahaha
pakain na to sa friday woohooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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apat

it's tuesday and the magic number is 4:
maya
zaldy
day
mia

mia's the HIO and again.. it's tuesday. y'know how tuesdays are.
this will be a long day. good luck to us!

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Changes

Badz and I are goin to be transferred to Passport come Monday ( April 25). Thought about that for what...like 30 mins? After Jinggoy told us about it, I was having a hard time thinkin things over... So I went to a good friend of mine to ask what are the advantages, disadvantages, and assurance on that assignment. Weighting things down, think its gonna be more of an advantage to me. Plus I cannot think of someone else from the Helpdesk Team to help Jinggoy out with that one. I can see how hard this is for him.

Contract signing will be on Monday! .. things will be diff for me and Badz hehehe! Wala nang Knoughty and Badz ... pahinga kayo for 3 months hehehe!

Here are some pics from yesterday

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Badz nagdadrama..buh bye daw!

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These two enjoying to tkae my pics using Maya's fone

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My Best Buds



Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Viva il Papa

My uncle woke me up between 3:30 am and 4:00 am to inform me of the news:

Benedict XVI: German cardinal elected as pope

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After the Great Pope John Paul II, the cardinals have elected me, a simple, humble worker in the Lord’s vineyard.
- Pope Benedict XVI

Text of Pope Benedict's first greeting to world

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Today is...

Happy Birthday Knoughty!!!
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Sino kaya may pakana nito? hmmmmmm

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Kantahan lang muna...

Montell Jordan - Against All Odds Lyrics

How can I just let you walk away
Just let you leave without a trace
When I stand here taking every breath with you, you
You're the only one who really knew me at all

How can you just walk away from me
When all I can do is watch you leave
Girl we shared the laughter and the pain
We even shared the tears
You're the only one who really knew me at all

Take a look at me now
There is just an empty space
There's nothing left here to remind me
Just a memory of your face

Take a look at me now
There is just an empty space
And you're coming back to me is against the odds
That's a chance I've gotta take

I wish I could just make you turn around
Turn around and see me cry
There's so much I need to say to you
So many reasons why
You're the only one who really knew me at all


Take a look at me now
There is just an empty space
There's nothing left here to remind me
Just a memory of your face

Take a look at me now
There is just an empty space
And girl just to wait for you is all I can do
And that's what I've gotta face

Take a look at me now
Cuz I will still be standing here
You're coming back to me is against the odds
That's a chance I gotta take

Take a look at me now
Coming back to me is against the odds
That's the chance I gotta take

Look at me now, now, now, now, now
I'm so sad, sad, sad, sad, sad
Look at me now, now, now, now, now
Sad, sad, sad, sad, sad
Look at me now, now, now, now, now
No, no, no, no, no
Look at me now, now, now, now, now

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Maligayang Kaarawan!!

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Maligayang bati sa yong kaarawan katoto!!! :)

Friday, April 15, 2005

The adventures of darnaaa!!!!

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Kate: Akala nyo birthday ko? Heller!! Hinde noh!
Gsto ko lang may gumagalaw ako na picture dito!!!!!
Darnaaa! ay ay ay mali! Keyytttt!!
(ang panget! o sya balik trabaho na tayo!!)


Fish tayo!!!!! *LOL* - Hintayin nyo ang pagdating ng mga kalaban
ni Darnaa!!

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Today is...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIMBER!!!!
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And belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jourdan (April 5) as well ^_^
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Monday, April 11, 2005

merienda!

after our shift, day, kate, badz, mitzi, and i walked to glorietta to find fooooooooooood.. oh yes, food... and yes, MITZI JOINED US!!! daig pa nya si zaldy for being "just an officemate".. sorry eric, i used that phrase just to convice mitzi to join us with merienda! we ate at chef d'angelo's where jinggoy followed (pero he didnt eat). tapos yun lang... sana lahat tayo magkakasama ng ganon kahit merienda lang.. one of these days ha?

Helpdesk Calib 04.08.2005

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Eric, Jay, Maya, Salie, Knought and Kat <- wala lang hintay lang mag start ang calibration Uy dumami ah! Image hosted by Photobucket.com
marami kaming na discuss ngayong calib mga kakaibang issues ng Connection center mga iba't ibang error message, napagusapan din ang aming outing ng grupo woohooo!!! Finally after 2 years of planning meron na ding Helpdesk Team Building™ at smpremakakalimutan ba ang pag sabon samin dahil si hinde pag log ng calls (oks lang yannnn!) outing na dinnnnn!!!!

Eto ang finale pic ng gabi...

The Helpdesk Team 90210 <- naks parang series ah (Teka nasan si maya? o guys walang sapawan sa billing) LOL

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More pics to come on the next weeks calib.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Just another day of the helpdesk peeps

We maybe getting lots of escalations all day but hey it's not gonna stop us from being crazy and being the helpdesk team...

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Helpfdesk girls with their dream boy the afmous "ASIAN PRINCE"!!

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The A and B shifters with the ex-helpdesk agent Orlando "Sir, You're cold/Kelly kamay" Salvdador Woohoo!!

Friday, April 08, 2005

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Monday, April 04, 2005

What Happens When a Pope Dies?

by Christopher Bellitto

When a pope dies, a formal process begins that certifies his death, carries out his funeral, and ensures that the selection of his successor takes place according to the prescribed procedures. The busiest person during this period is the camerlengo, or papal chamberlain, who functions something like a chief of staff.
The camerlengo's first task is to certify that the pope is dead. Traditionally, this has included tapping the pope's forehead, perhaps with a little silver hammer, and calling him three times by his first name. No response means that the pope is dead, but more precise medical equipment may be used today.
InterregnumThe time between the death of one pope and the election of the next is called the interregnum (Latin for "between the reigns"). The cardinals get to Rome quickly by plane and gather frequently as a college, or group, to follow the instructions of Romano Pontifici Eligendo and Universi Dominici Gregis for arranging the funeral and conclave.
The cardinals proclaim a nine-day period of mourning and burial for the pope. They also oversee the destruction of the pope's ring and seal. These are scratched over and smashed because they are used to seal and authenticate papal documents. Destroying them insures that no documents can be forged after his death. Then the cardinals decide how the pope's body will be available for public viewing, when the funeral will take place, and other details following directions left by the pope in his will. The pope is buried between four and six days after he dies, along with his broken ring, seal, and copies of his most important statements and decisions.
ConclaveThe biggest event of the interregnum is the conclave*, in which the cardinals select the new pope. The rules of succession stipulate that the conclave must be held no less than 15 but no more than 20 days after the pope dies.

Electing a new pope wasn't always so straightforward. For many centuries powerful Roman families bargained so one of their sons or brothers could be pope as well as bishop of their home city of Rome. Wars and rivalries delayed elections. After Clement IV died in November 1268, for nearly three years there was no pope. Finally, civil officials in the Italian city of Viterbo, where the cardinals were meeting, got tired of waiting. They locked the cardinals up in a building, tore the roof off to expose them to the sun and rain, and threatened to feed them only bread and water. Gregory X was elected almost immediately.
Pope Gregory X (1271-1276)--possibly to avoid the turmoil of his own election--stipulated that the cardinals should gather in the city where the pope died. They were to be locked in with a key to avoid outside influence (in Latin, "with a key" is cum clave from which we get the English word conclave). Gregory clearly wanted a swift election.
During the conclave, if eight days passed without an election, the cardinals got only bread, water, and wine.
Some changes have been made. Today, the cardinals elect the new pope in Rome, even if the pope dies elsewhere. But the conclave is still designed to separate the cardinals from all distractions and focus them on the task at hand.

In secretEvery attempt is made to keep the proceedings secret. After the cardinals celebrate a special Mass, they file into the Vatican's Sistine Chapel while the first of several electronic sweeps is made to find audio and/or visual bugs. There are very few people other than the cardinals present. These include two technicians, medical personnel, and some secretarial and liturgical assistants. All of these people take an oath to keep secret what they see and hear forever unless specifically permitted to talk by the pope.
After the search for bugs is complete, the conclave doors are sealed inside and out with keys and ribbons sealed with wax. From this point on, the cardinals are on their own. No one but the cardinals is in the Sistine Chapel for the voting.
VotingAs in the past, two-thirds of the votes are required for election. If the number of cardinals cannot be equally divided into three parts, the vote must be two-thirds plus one.
John Paul II decreed that if three days of voting pass without an election, the cardinals should take a break of up to a full day before resuming their voting. If seven ballots pass fruitlessly, they should pause again. This cycle continues, but if about eight days go by without an election, the cardinals can discuss what to do next, including restricting their votes to the top two vote-getters in the latest ballot.
Voting follows a strict procedure. The cardinals gather twice a day and each session has two ballots. For each session, each cardinal is given two or three rectangular paper ballots on which are printed the Latin words, Eligo in Summum Pontificem (I elect as Supreme Pontiff). He writes in the name of his candidate but disguises his handwriting, then folds the paper twice.
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Each cardinal approaches the Sistine altar alone with the ballot held up to be seen. He places the ballot on a plate, often the paten used to hold the hosts for consecration during Mass, which sits on top of a two-foot tall chalice. The cardinal tips the paten into the chalice so that all can see that he has indeed cast his vote. He then says loudly, "I call as my witness Christ the Lord who will be my judge, that my vote is given to the one who before God I think should be elected." He bows to the altar and returns to his place.
After all the ballots have been deposited, the folded ballots are mixed and then counted. If the number of ballots does not equal the number of cardinals, this vote is invalid and another immediately follows. If the number of ballots and electors matches, three cardinals start the tally.
The first two take out a ballot, mark the name down, and pass it along. A third does the same, but he reads the name aloud. This last cardinal passes a thread through the word Eligo on each ballot with a needle so it can't be counted twice and ties all the ballots in a loop. If one candidate does not receive enough votes another vote is immediately taken. If the second vote does not elect a pope, they either break for lunch or quit for the day.
All the ballots, tally sheets, and the cardinals' notes are burned after each session in a little stove just off the Sistine Chapel. One official record of the voting is sealed and deposited in the Vatican archives, to be opened only with the explicit permission of the pope. If no man is elected, the papers are burned and the black smoke travels up a 60-foot pipe to tell the crowd that they are still without a pope. When a man is elected pope, white smoke signals the election. Wet straw used to be mixed with the ballots to create the white smoke, but today a few chemical pellets are added.
The new popeWhen a candidate receives the required number of votes, he is approached and asked in Latin, "Do you accept your canonical election as Supreme Pontiff?" When he says yes, he is asked, "By what name do you wish to be called?" Once he answers, he is the pope.
At this point the new pope is taken to the sacristy of the Sistine Chapel and vested in papal robes which are kept there in several sizes. The new pope then takes a seat at the altar to receive the cardinals' homage and obedience. According to a German cardinal, the first words John Paul I (1978) said after he sat in this chair were, "God will forgive you for what you have done to me."
InstallationThe news spreads quickly after the white smoke signals a new pope. Shortly afterward the announcement is made from a balcony to the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square: "Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum. Habemus papam!" ("I announce to you a great joy. We have a pope!") The new pope's birth name is then announced, along with the name he has taken as pope. He then appears and gives his blessing.
Shortly afterward, the pope is formally installed. He is not ordained pope, since he has already been ordained as a deacon, a priest, and a bishop. Paul VI (1963-1978) was the last to wear the famous triple crown or tiara, and it appears unlikely this rather worldly symbol will be used again, so the event won't be called a coronation. Both John Paul I and John Paul II chose instead to wear a regular bishop's mitre and the pallium, a special circle of cloth worn around the neck to symbolize the pope's jurisdiction as the chief pastor. Their ceremonies were called installations or inaugurations.

World mourns as pope’s body lies in state

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Cardinals and bishops pray by the body of Pope John Paul II in Clementine Hall on Sunday.

VATICAN CITY - Finally at rest after years of debilitating disease, Pope John Paul II’s body lay in state Sunday, his hands clutching a rosary, his pastoral staff under his arm. Millions prayed and wept at services across the globe, as the Vatican prepared for the ritual-filled funeral and conclave that will choose a successor.
Vatican television gave the world its first glimpse of the late pontiff since his last public appearance Wednesday, his body dressed in crimson vestments, his head covered with a white bishop’s miter.
In the Apostolic Palace’s Clementine Hall, two Swiss guards stood at attention on either side of the pope’s body, which was placed in front of a fireplace adorned with the Vatican coat of arms, a crucifix at one side and an ornate candle burning on the other.

Outside, in St. Peter's square, the Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, celebrated a Mass for the repose of the pope's soul, calling on the faithful to pray for "our beloved John Paul."

An estimated 100,000 people turned out for the Mass and thousands more — tourists, Romans, young and old — kept coming throughout the day, filling the broad boulevard leading to St. Peter’s Basilica. They clutched rosaries and newspaper photos of the late pontiff as they stood shoulder-to-shoulder in prayer.
“Even if we fear we’ve lost a point of reference, I feel like everybody in this square is united with him in a hug,” said Luca Ghizzardi, a 38-year-old nurse with a sleeping bag and a handmade peace flag at his feet.
Setting date for a funeralThe pontiff’s body was displayed Sunday for officials of the Roman Curia, authorities and the diplomatic corps.

His body will be moved to St. Peter's Basilica on Monday afternoon for public viewing, and Rome was preparing for up to 2 million pilgrims to pay their respects or attend John Paul's funeral.

The city was arranging security measures, as well as thousands of beds, water supplies, medical assistance and bus shuttles. “For us, it will be an extraordinary challenge,” Rome Mayor Walter Veltroni said Sunday.

The exacting timing of the pope's funeral had yet to be decided, but it must be held between Wednesday and Friday. The College of Cardinals was to choose a day on Monday morning in its first gathering before a secret election to be held later this month to choose a new pope.

The Vatican has declined to say whether John Paul left instructions for his funeral or burial. Most popes in recent centuries have asked to be buried in the crypts below St. Peter’s Basilica, but some have suggested the first Polish-born pope might have chosen to be laid to rest in his native country.

John Paul died Saturday evening at 84 after suffering heart and kidney failure following two hospitalizations in as many months.

The Vatican released the pontiff’s official death certificate Sunday, saying he died of septic shock and an irreversible cardio-circulatory collapse and listing the ailments he suffered from, including the official acknowledgment that the pope had Parkinson’s disease.

haaaay

floorwalker ako pero si knought, katabi ko, may escalation... 3rd call, different issue..
may isang suki, kada tawag sa 4444, "ma'am/sir, 8th call po.. 6th call.. 5th... 7th.."
nagbabakasakali?
trying his luck. walang roleta ng kapalaran dito.
tayo na nga lang kaya kumuha lahat ng calls?

Sunday, April 03, 2005

List of 10 shortest-reigning

List of 10 shortest-reigning Popes
Urban VII (September 15 - September 27, 1590): reigned on 13 calendar days*
Boniface VI (April, 896): reigned on 16 calendar days
Celestine IV (October 25 - November 10, 1241): reigned on 17 calendar days
Sisinnius (January 15 - February 4, 708): reigned on 21 calendar days
Theodore II (December, 897): reigned on 21 calendar days
Marcellus II (April 10 - May 1, 1555): reigned on 22 calendar days
Damasus II (July 17 - August 9, 1048): reigned on 24 calendar days
Pius III (September 22 - October 18, 1503): reigned on 27 calendar days
Leo XI (April 1 - April 27, 1605): reigned on 27 calendar days
Benedict V (May 22 - June 23, 964): reigned on 33 calendar days
John Paul I (August 26 - September 28, 1978) died on the 33rd day after his election, having reigned on 34 calendar days
(*) Stephen II (March 23 - March 26, 752), died of apoplexy three days after his election, and before his consecration. He was excluded from the list of Popes for centuries, but has now been reinstated, causing a mismatch in the numbering of the Popes who followed him and took that name.

List of 10 longest-reigning popes

The list of 10 longest-reigning Popes in Catholic reckoning, with one extra listing:
St. Peter (30 to AD 64/67): 34 or 37 years (see notes on St. Peter below)
Bl. Pius IX (18461878): 31 years and 7 months (11,560 days).
John Paul II (1978–present): 26 years and 142 days or 9 635 days as of 7 March 2005 – he would pass Pius IX on 9 June 2010 if still reigning as Pope; he would be 90 years old on 18 May, 2010.
Leo XIII (18781903): 25 years, 4 months and 29 days (9,280 days).
Pius VI (17751799): 24 years and 6 months (8,962 days).
Adrian I (772795): 23 years and 10 months (8,728 days).
Pius VII (18001823): 23 years and 5 months (8,559 days).
Alexander III (11591181): 21 years, 11 months, and 2 days (8,001 days).
St. Silvester I (314335): 21 years and 11 months.
St. Leo I (440461): 21 years and 1 month.
Urban VIII (16231644): 20 years, 11 months, 23 days (7,663 days).

Notes on St. Peter
St. Peter's place in the list is a matter of some dispute.
The length of St. Peter's reign is given by traditional sources, but their accuracy is uncertain. (In particular, two different death years are proposed.) Traditionally, St. Peter spent 25 years in Rome, but his term is reckoned from the time that Catholics consider Jesus to have given St. Peter his office.
Some non-Catholics dispute St. Peter being in this list (and the list of popes) at all, on the grounds that the papacy as we know it now did not exist until some centuries after Jesus' death. They would therefore consider the occupants of slots 2–11 in the list above to be the ten longest-reigning popes.
Catholics, on the other hand, consider St. Peter to necessarily be the first pope by virtue of his commission by Jesus and especially for being the first Bishop of Rome, regardless of whether he was generally known by, or personally claimed, that title. By Catholic understanding, all later popes reign by virtue of their succession to St. Peter in his office.

Pope John Paul II...

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The charismatic 84-year-old pontiff,
who led the world's 1 billion Catholics for 26 years,
died at 9:37 p.m. Saturday evening
(7.37 p.m. GMT, 2:37 p.m. ET)
in his private apartment.

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