Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's good to be back.

After several months, I'M BACK. I had to retrieve my email to be able to open my blog. Stupid me I forgot my password. Oh well, have tons of stories to share. So you better know the drill.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cebu Pacific: Hiring Males


  • Ensure safety and comfort of passenger in-flight
  • Male/Female
  • 18-25 years old
  • Female: At least 5’3” in height
  • Male: At least 5’7” in height
  • With weight proportional to height
  • With clear complexion, good eyesight and good set of teeth
  • College level
  • Proficient in Filipino and English
  • Willing to be assigned outside of Metro Manila
  • Applicants should be Filipino citizens or hold relevant residence status.

  • DAVAO Screening: April 7, 2010 (9:00am-3:00pm)
  • Venue: Café Maria of Villa Margarita Hotel J.P Laurel Ave., Bajada, Davao City
  • Bring along your updated CV/resume with your recent 2x2 picture and photocopy of your credentials.
  • FEMALE: Please come in business attire (preferably sleeveless blouse with blazer and in skirt-below the knee with no stockings), hair neatly tied away from face and in full make-up.
  • MALE: Please come in business attire (long sleeves), slacks and in-closed shoes. Screening is on a first come first serve basis.

  • BACOLOD Screening: April 15, 2010 (9:00am-3:00pm)
  • Venue: Farmers Room of Sugarland Hotel Araneta Street, Singcang, Bacolod City
  • Bring along your updated CV/resume with your recent 2x2 picture and photocopy of your credentials.
  • FEMALE: Please come in business attire (preferably sleeveless blouse with blazer and in skirt-below the knee with no stockings), hair neatly tied away from face and in full make-up.
  • MALE: Please come in business attire (long sleeves), slacks and in-closed shoes. Screening is on a first come first serve basis.

  • GENERAL SANTOS Screening: April 23, 2010 (10:00am-4:00pm)
  • Venue: Bali Room of East Asia Royale Hotel National Highway, General Santos City
  • Bring along your updated CV/resume with your recent 2x2 picture and photocopy of your credentials.
  • FEMALE: Please come in business attire (preferably sleeveless blouse with blazer and in skirt-below the knee with no stockings), hair neatly tied away from face and in full make-up.
  • MALE: Please come in business attire (long sleeves), slacks and in-closed shoes. Screening is on a first come first serve basis.

  • MANILA Screening:
  • Venue: Training and Development Center Domestic Road, Pasay City
  • Bring along your updated CV/resume with your recent 2x2 picture and photocopy of your credentials. Screening is on a first come first serve basis.
  • MALE: April 12 and 26, 2010 (9am-11am)
  • * First 50 applicants will be entertained
  • Please come in business attire (long sleeves), slacks and in-closed shoes.
  • FEMALE: April 6, 14, 21 and 28, 2010 (9am-3pm)
  • Please come in business attire (preferably sleeveless blouse with blazer and in skirt-below the knee with no stockings), hair neatly tied away from face and in full make-up.
Go guys! Keep the faith! There's no harm in trying.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

When I was sure of winning, I lost.

When I was in College, I used to take foreign language course, which is French. On my first sem on that subject, I felt like I made a wrong choice. It was not that easy. I studied more on this subject than my other major course.

Every meeting, Mr. D., my French prof, would teach us French activity and afterwards he would give a graded recitation. One wrong pronunciation or even spelling, you won't get a star. But, if you did right, the brightest star's for you.

Each one of us wanted to get one. We were forced to study HARD. Since, most of my block mates already got one, I was challenged. I studied the night before the recitation. I even didn't get enough sleep just to memorize all those words and practice the way of pronouncing those.

I was excited to be called. Then, Mr. D asked me. I answered it correctly. I was so sure of it. He asked me to write it just to see if I know even the way of writing it.

TRIVIA: In French language, every word has a gender. Whether it's feminine or masculine. So you must know the right construction of words.

"Oh, you're wrong. You missed one letter."

Why did I brag this stuff? 'Cus, while I'm on my saddest moment of my life, I remember what he said to me after seriously studied all his lessons. "You almost got a star but, you made a mistake." With just that one letter, I failed to get a star! Oh kill me now.

It was like my experience in applying for Asiana. I almost reached up to the final screening but, I failed. I'm seriously in pain. Dinaig ko pa ang broken hearted.

Lord, help me find my way. I'm on the verge of breaking down. It really hurts to know that I've come so close but, still, I'm far. Est-ce que vous pouvez m'aider? I don't know which way to go. Help me! Guide me! :'(


Wednesday, March 17, 2010


"I've come so close but, still I'm far!"-R.

Yes! The result of Asiana Final screening already came out. And TRI started to send out emails to those who made it. I DID NOT RECEIVE ONE.

I'm not in the mood to talk about it. I'm in pain. SERIOUSLY.

kthanksbye. Sigh.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Saudia: CC Openings

i've been seeing a lot of Job posting about Saudia FA job opening. But, I'm hesitant to apply because they're requiring 22y/o and with flying experience. Eh, I'm still 21, and a fresh grad. I already lose hope since all of the ads required 22y/o. 
Yes, I stil have a chance!! We all still have a chance. APPLY NOW.  

Monday, March 15, 2010

It makes me more nervous.

Suddenly, I just don't wanna hear or see something related to Asiana. I don't wanna think about it. I don't want to open my email. Cus, it makes me more nervous.

Then, I found out earlier that Ms. Joyce, the one who did the pre-screening at Asiana Airlines and my Grade School classmate/seatmate are related to each other. I think they're siblings. And that fact really makes me more nervous. Maybe I could ask her to ask Ms. Joyce about the results. Pathetic! Haha.

Well, I hope Transresources will release already the results of the final screening within this week. Sigh.

In or out I'll still continue my dream of becoming one. I will still keep my faith to achieve it.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

PAL: Impact Interview (1)

Hi Everyone!

I've been thinking about what to write on my blog. Cus seems like it was only Asiana thing was written here. And it gets me more nervous everytime I see it. So now, I'll share to you my Philippine Airlines experience.

January 2009 when PAL came over to our school for a career fair. I wasn't able to signed up personally because I was not in the school when they were schedule to come. But I asked my friend to get the flyer stating all the job openings and qualifications. I applied thru online.

February of the same year when I heard a lot of my classmates are having their impact interview with PAL. I could have join their batch if only I signed up the day they came to school. Sigh. Good thing about this, I already know what to do, and what to expect. Fishing around. :)

It was already march and we're practicing our graduation rites when I got a text from PAL asking me to call them immediately. But I didn't. Cus I know they will schedule me within the week when I know I can't make it because we were not allowed to miss one grad practice.

They messaged me the next day, still, asking me to call them. I found out that my friend also got a text from them, so we decided to call them. Thinking na magsasabay kami sa schedule ng interview. Pathetic! haha.

And yes! Sabay nga kami ng day ng impact interview. We immediately looked for reasons to be absent on our grad practice. We asked for the dean's permission about it and she said that we just attend the morning session and leave at lunch time. Good bives!

Here it goes.

We arrived at the PNB around 1pm. Ms. Agnes came in and started to discuss the benefits and stuff of Philippine Airlines. I wasn't listening at all cus, I don't know, it was boring, I'm sleepy, and I was nervous. And then the interview started.

There were 45 aspirants for this position and I was the first one to talk.
  • Self introduction (anything actually you wanna say)
  • Walk in the aisle
  • Face in front and at the back
  • Walk 3 steps towards the panel's table
  • Check the skin, elbows, teeth and face.
I knew right there and then that I won't make it. Cus I have a scar in my arms and birthmark. Plus my hair was pitifully tied up. But still had the courage to get in.

When everyone was done, each aspirants were called and gave a piece of paper. ALPHABETICALLY. Better not to receive one cus for sure you either made it or not. Sincve it was alphabetical, I was confused why my name wasn't called. Eh, ako nga ang pinakaunang nagsalita.

About 3-5 girls stayed in the room including me. I thought I made it. Well, somehow I did. Ms. Agnes gave me a piece of paper with a remark: ITR. She sid I was considered for another position. A ground Steward position.

I grab the opportunity and took the exam for that position but, since I really wanted the FA post, I didn't continue my application.

to be continued.....
(that's why it was stated in the title "impact int (1)" cus there's part 2. hehe)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Asiana Airline: Final Screening

I was very ecstatic when I received an email from Ms. Joyce.

Oh yeah! I was considered for the Final screening. It was really unexpected knowing that there were a lot of good looking girls during the First Screening. Plus the fact that I was stutterring during our panel interview. Almost screwed up.

I actually didn't prepared much for this interview. Ewan ko ba. All I know is, korean panelist will ask about current events. Crap! I'm not a news junkie.

Here it goes. I decided to leave the house early because I thought the interview will going to be a first come first serve basis again. Ayoko ng mag-hintay at kabahan ulit ng matagal. Since the final screening will start at 8:30am, I left the house around 6:30am. It was Monday. Hello traffic! I only took cab since I don't have my license (read my previous post) and my car was color coding.

I arrived at the Lighthouse at exactly 8am. When I entered the hall, Ms. Joyce was already calling out names. For the seating arrangement, I guess. At 8:45am, the english proficiency exam started. It ended exactly 30mins after. Then, Ms. joyce started giving out our numbers. I was part Batch 6 no. 6. Then a thought came out. 6-6? Hindi ba malas yun?

And the panel interview started. I, again, waited for 2hours for our turn. At 11:00am, Ms. Joyce told our batch to line up already because after the panel's break it will be our turn. I got a word from Ms. Joyce, "R. Don't forget to smile ha, masyado kang seryoso, eh." That's the time I started shaking. UBER SHAKING.

We followed the arrows, walking like a real flight attendant. This is so cute. Hehe :) One korean panel gave each of us a peice of paper containing our question. Here's mine.

Good thing I was an active student in school, I have something to answer. They asked us to sit down 'cause they will ask questions. They asked first the japanese girl. Though they were not asking me yet, I see to it that I give my best smile to them. Kahit mahirap. I was looking at the koreans, smiling, when I noticed that one korean panel was staring at me. He even search for my file and started looking at it. He threw out a question.

  • Do you know the life of a flight attendant?
I can barely hear him plus his accent. Erg! I answered, confidently. Then a foolow up question from the other korean.
  • So, Is it easy or what?
I answered. Then, SMILE. The other panel asked me to remove my bangs from my face because he wants to see my forehead. They asked us to stand 'cause they will look at our skin.

When we went outside the panel room, two koreans asked us to fall in line for the picture taking and for the reach test. Good thing I was able to reach the 218cm. Ang taas niya, promise!

Well, that's the end of my kwento. I'm just hoping that I will receive the golden email from them. Ms. Joyce said that the results will be out at the end of March. So 2-3weeks from now. My plan is to finish everything with regards to my teeth. Para pagdating sa medical, cleared agad. :)


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Asiana Airline: Initial Assessment day

Hello. Imma share to you all the dead-tiring assessment day.

Arrived at 8:35am at the Lighthouse in Port Area. Actually, it was really 8:10, but I had a hard time looking for a lot to park my car. I think Lighthouse should provide parking lots for those like me. Such a waste of time searching for a safe place to park your car. Sigh!

I saw few aspirants coming. I thought I was too early, when log on and saw that I was the 113th applicant already. I thought we're only 30plus applicants who were shortlisted.

We were all gathered in one hall and I was seated at the back. I'm such a loner, right? I felt like I don't have friends in the world. Lahat sila magka-kaibigan. I found out that they came from the same company. Like the other group was from Japan Airlines, the other was from Cebu Pacific, etc... And me? I'm from the other planet. Huh?!

While I was looking around, Ms. Joyce called each applicant and arranged it by group with members of 5. Whew! I just said to myself, "Wala! Talo na 'ko, ang daming magaganda." Yes, you read it right. Ang daming magaganda. Sigh times 5.

I waited for 3 hours and yet, 100 plus applicants were not called. They said the screening per group will only last for 10mins.

I waited... and waited... and waited... until.

12nn, LUNCH BREAK. I was thinking if I will take my lunch but, I don't know where. A lot of applicants stayed in the hall so I decided to stay also.

1pm resume, then BROWNOUT. They opened the generator and voila! started again the 2nd batch screening.

around 1:45pm my name was called. I was shaking while waiting. I looked myself in the mirror and saw that the mirror I was holding was shaking. LITERALLY shaking. Hahaha! I was practicing my smile but still couldn't stop myself in shaking.

And it's already our turn. Our group entered a room, walking down the ramp like a Flight Attendant, following the arrows. Very cute. :)

  • Self Introduction
  • QUESTION: Thinking we are already flight attendants, a terrorist aprroach us, what are we going to do?

Good thing I was the 2nd one to answer. I have time to think. :)) After we all answered the question, one of the panel said "If ever you're not hired as a Flight Attendant, I'll recommend you to the swat team" And we all laughed.

I went home immediately because I was really really sleepy and tired. As I was driving home, I was thinking of my answer. "Did I answered it right? Am I confident enough?" Then I noticed the traffic enforcer was waving at me. Oh crap! VIOLATION.

TE (Traffic enforcer): ma'am, swerving po kayo. Maling mali naman 'yon.
Me: Talaga?
TE: Patingin lisensya.
TE: O, tikitan na kita?
Me: eh ano pa nga ba?
TE: Sa manila city hall 'to ah.
Me: k.

Naisip ko tuloy, maybe it's a sign. BAD SIGN. Wag naman sana.

Asiana Airline: CV submission

Feb 06, 2010, as soon as I've seen the post ad at the workabroad website, I immediately fixed all the required papers and rushed to the Transresources office.

Monday morning, I arrived at their office and looked for the person to visit, Ms. Joyce. She is very accomodating. She asked me to fill up the application form and answer the essay: "SELF-INTRODUCTION: Tell us something about yourself and your future goals." I passed it all to her, the form, and the required papers.

A little interview happened.
  • Where did ou find our job opening?
  • Did I email you for an invitation?
  • Tell me something about yourself. (She cuts me in every word I say, "I'm a grad of Comm Arts a---" "Why did you chose Comm Arts?")
  • Why do you want to be a Cabin crew?
"Complete first all the requirements and I will email you if you are shorlisted"

Yun lang.k.bye :)


I went back to Trans office to pass all the lacking requirements. Mr. Edgar (I think) told me the same thing Ms. Joyce last uttered me. Then 5secs before he said that, Ms. Joyce handed me a piece of paper. Since she was interviewing other applicant I couldn't ask her what that paper means. Mr. Edgar said "O shortlisted ka na pala, that's the details of the Initial Assessment." I thought they will email all the details.

March 2 I received an email.

Oh okay. bye.
"To God be the Glory"

Thursday, February 25, 2010


...and what does being bound by a thousand fears meant? It is characterized by being immobile. You have the feeling of being stuck in an immeasurable space of infinite depth and width all alone and no one to turn to. There is a massive sense of of longing, hoping that somebody might be there. Having no sense of vision in the dark gives one a feeling of nothingness. Nothingness means not having anything to hold on to. That sense of nothingness engulfed my whole being. I am pinned down by a massive force of the unknown.
You are most vulnerable because they see you while you cannot see them.

A Phenomenology of being afraid of the Dark
by R.
It was a hot and humid night around 10:30 in the evening when suddenly, the lights went out. I am afraid of the dark since my childhood.

As the dark engulf my room, I got petrified and wasn’t able to move a muscle. I was bound by a thousand fears and became totally out of control.

Suddenly, I can’t see anything as my room became a sea of blackened illusion. The dark consumed my whole being. It wasn’t like anything I had experienced before.

When I regained a little of whatever composure was left in me, I grope for my cellular phone. My cel has always been a handy source of light for me in such a situation. The light from my cellphone somehow comforted me in moments of nothingness, when my eyes were rendered blind by the sudden loss of illumination.

But during that time, my cellphone failed me: low battery. Do you know the feeling of being abandoned and totally helpless? For me it was a feeling of being naked in front of total strangers, exposed to all the perils in life.

Then a second wave of fear like a raging tsunami engorged the whole of me. My mouth lets out an eerie scream that spooked my family and in seconds they are all over me, comforting me.

It was only then that I felt safe again after some minutes of endless fear that, to me, seems like an eternity.

That was an unforgettable experience for me but this paper is not about my relating my experiences but instead, it aims to scrutinize the phrase: bound by a thousand fears. I believe that what meet the eye with regards to that phrase bound by a thousand fears are not enough bases for judgmental assumption of the worst fear I have.

I may ask what I really fear most. Is it the really the dark or the knowledge or feeling that I am alone and I share what almost all people fear. The fear of the unknown, of the unseen is accepted as a natural reaction.

People have different response to fear so that it is also necessary to answer the question how does one face fear. This cannot be explained with a simple explanation. Simple in the way that a common explanation will not do to fully understand the feeling I experienced when I was bound by a thousand fears. It can be explained philosophically but it may involve a lot of philosophical dictum.

The need now is to make dual reduction of the phenomenon under dissection. So that instead of constructing explanations, I will describe the subject which is the phrase bound by a thousand fears.

I have been a bit vague in my treatise so far but being vague is only natural when one is afraid or have some fear being hidden. Now to begin, I must reminisced my experiences and find similarities in my past experiences. One of those is when I was left alone in the class room after a dance rehearsal. Though its not really that dark, the low lights gives the feeling of loneliness and I felt being bound by a thousand fears.

And so what does being bound by a thousand fears really mean? It is an emotion that is not a unique experience to me but is being experienced also by others. As different people have different response to fear, I deemed it in order to also recognize those responses. Others may try to eliminate it while others accept it and still others transcend fear.

In my own experience, it is characterized by being immobile. At the same time, I had the feeling of being in an immeasurable space of infinite depth and width all alone and no one to turn on to. There is a massive sensation of longing, of hoping that somehow, somebody may keep me company.

Having no sense of vision in the dark gives me the feeling of nothingness. Nothing means not having anything to hold on to.

That sense of nothingness that engulfed my whole being had kept me from moving as I was petrified. I am in a state of immobility and I cannot talk. All activity stopped right there and there at the instant the lights went out.

And how does it feels to be in the middle of nowhere, nowhere in the sense that nothing can be seen in the absence of light which in this case is the ceasing of function of an electric bulb that converts electrical energy into light energy and light energy into heat and so on at so fort.

As I realize that the lights went out, and as I became motionless, my ears seem to also malfunction. Everything seems to stop. As the lights went out, the radio, the television sets stopped as well and when my celphone failed to give off light, I began to realize that I have nothing. I do not have anything that can give me back my visibility. All are gone.

Being all alone in the dark gives me the feeling of being pinned by a massive force of the unknown.

The feeling of something has me in control though there is not evidence of it but you feel it’s there is something that will really kick all the courage in your gut and make you feel so weak and vulnerable.

Vulnerable because you feel that all the other unknown being can see you while you cannot see them. For me, darkness is like a veil of evil that is using a subterfuge to gain control over me and hound me like a black ghost.

I am in a state that my mind is debating with my self and I cannot make any reasonable decision. I felt that after the lights went out, everything around me has transformed into something sinister and that thousand fears bound me like prisoner’s chain.

The dark makes me feel conquered with nothing to free me. It makes me feel like a little a lost soul in limbo.

I do not know where I can find refuge because all that I can see was lost. The total darkness has totally consumed my being like the Biblical Jonah being swallowed by a huge whale. All hope and faith has abandoned me.

I only felt safe when members of my family came rushing to my rescue all have flashlights focusing the beam of hope, the light being given off by the battery operated bulb, on my face.

That was the only time that I felt safe again and, oh, what a refreshing feeling that was.

Going back to my experience, I have tried to examine my self whether or not I can overcome that fear by eliminating, transcending or accepting it. Eliminating fear takes a lot of effort and it is almost impossible for me to think of reasons that eliminate my fear of the dark once the lights goes out. Transcending it may be effective but I find it so hard to concentrate when I am gripped with fear and panic is creeping fast. And how about accepting fear? Acceptance, I found out, is not really a way of overcoming fear because as I accept my fear, I became more vulnerable to panic attack.

As I said earlier, others may have different response to fear and that is the difference made by being courageous. Courage does not mean the absence of fear but of being able to conquer it in the sense that one can still think and reason while being bound by a thousand fears. But this paper does not intend to speculate on the feelings of others and on how they will respond to a situation similar to my experience.

To summarize, the eidos of the phrase bound by a thousand fears is like a metaphysical experience of being petrified, of being immobile and of being helpless. But take note that these feelings are not really different and separate feelings. They are emotion that embodies the feeling of fear.

Finally, when I peruse the phrase more closely, I found that the feeling of being motionless and of being helpless is not really what it seems. They are just abstract feeling that you can feel but are not really there in the physical sense.

It can be best differentiated by the fear and hurt you feel when you accidentally cut yourself with a knife. That feeling is something you cannot choose not to feel because it is there. But the feeling of being immobile and of being helpless is less real because you can choose not to feel it and have a different emotion in reaction to darkness.

I felt being motionless and helpless as my instinctive response to sudden darkness which I have been emotionally vulnerable to since my childhood.

In my experience, as the fear I faced in the dark is not physical but purely psychological. That means that it is really hard to overcome something that is out of the physical. I can relate it to the biblical doubting Thomas. He did not believe that Jesus Christ has risen from the dead until he has seen the risen Christ and put his fingers on the holes on the palm of Jesus.

That is the reason why I just allowed myself to be subject to that fearful feeling and so I became bound by a thousand fears when the lights went out.

Yes, for others, fear can be conquered, it can be eliminated, and it can be transcended. But for me, it cannot be and I will remain afraid of the dark until a miracle removed that fear in my being.

Friday, February 12, 2010


"Yuh, wasn't meant to be like that. "-R.

Hi followers! (if I have one) My name is R. (for privacy reason, I don't want to share my identity. Maybe next time). I'm 21 years old and I wish I was born before 1920. I might be waiting for my last breath right now. haha.

This blog contains most of my airlines adventures. From my failure to success, imma share it all to you. Pardon me for my ghetto accent. I'm just fond of using and saying the word "imma". Erk!

I was actually thinking of reasons why I wanted to become a Flight Attendant. Money? Benefits? Experience? I don't know and I'm not sure. I've done a lot of screenings and over and over again, I'm telling them "because of the challenge and exciting experience that has this job that's why I'm interested to apply." Sounds lame I know and a lot of girls are using it already.

I'm a graduate of Communication Arts and Advertising in one of the the prestigious school here in the Philippines. No wonder why companies are the ones who called us and offer big amount of money just to work for them. Cus we've got the best Comm Arts training in Manila.

I excel in school especially in Media related thing. Talking 'bout Corporate stuff? Not my thing. Math? Pass. I want to become a Director someday. When I was in first year, I want to be a broadcaster. In second year, artista. Hahahaha! In my 3rd year, a writer and a photographer. In my 4th year, a Director and an Architect. See my passion for Arts? hahaha.

But, why did I end up applying as a Flight Attendant? I still don't know. Sorry for blabbing none sense here. I know I'll make a point at the end of this entry.

I'm looking for a job wherein I could maximize my time by utilizing all the skills I acquired. A job that would entice me to work everyday, even for a long hours. I don't care much about the pay cus I still don't have any financial obligations in this world, I just want to enjoy what I am doing. I want something challenging yet rewarding experience. And I know I could find it here. Applying as a Flight Attendant is somehow challenging cus you are like applying to be a beauty queen or even artista and being shortlisted and getting the chance to make it to the final interviews is quite rewarding experience.

Well, I guess, what I'm trying to say is, to fly is one of the best thing that could happen to a person but, a person is not lucky enough to have wings. And so to be in an airline as a Flight Attendant somehow makes a person closer to flying.

I don't know if that really make sense.