I find it wonderful that I choose to walk to the station and ride the MRT rather than waiting in line for a cab to go home. It's nowhere near riding a bus, an FX or a jeepney, but this still makes me feel connected to the masses somehow. And if I wasn't wearing my... Continue Reading →
My First Legal Digital Download
I'm proud of myself. Last night, for the first time, I bought digital music. Yes, you read that right -- bought. I didn't torrent it. I didn't Frostwire it. I paid for it with my credit card and downloaded the music legally. And it felt good. So what did I buy? Well, I bought the... Continue Reading →
Happy New Year!
It's been a long time since I last posted an entry in this blog. In contrast, my other blog, Bisikleta.ph, is doing very well and getting at least four updates a month, lately. I'm now blogging using my brand new 11" Macbook Air - a gift I got from Charo this Christmas. Now ain't that... Continue Reading →
On Being the Taong Bahay
In a way I kinda like being alone in the house. I can walk around naked and sweaty after a bike ride and no one's complaining! Hahaha!
On Swimming, Christmas Parties, Having a Full Day and Joining Bike Rides
My body is aching from yesterday's swim. I only did three laps but it seems like I did more. I should relearn how to relax in the water again. Yesterday was the Outing/Christmas party of the office, and we did it in 8 Waves. It was fun and a very welcome change from the previous... Continue Reading →
A Lesson on Physics in the Office
Two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time. That's what our high school physics teacher taught us. I know that, you know that. So if I scheduled a whole day workshop in the conference room first from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., why would you schedule a meeting there from 2:00 p.m.... Continue Reading →
I can help improve lives
I woke up asking myself why I'm willing to be stuck in an office, managing projects today when I could be on my way to Northern Luzon to help those that were badly affected by Typhoon Juan. I can do better things. I can help improve lives. I can help ease the pain.
My Passport Ordeal
Finally my new passport is on its way back to the US Embassy to have my 10-year tourist visa stamped on it. That was quite an ordeal. To make the story short, here's what happened: We applied for a tourist visa last May 2010 and got approved. Few days after, I got a call from... Continue Reading →
On Passports and Visas
I spent one and a half hours in the Department of Foreign Affairs today to have my passport replaced. I would say that was relatively fast and less stressful, but then again I took the travel agency route instead of booking an appointment online myself. If I opted for the other route, it would've been... Continue Reading →
I'm wearing my brand new Toms shoes today and I love it. It makes me walk silently. It's as if I'm a ninja. Now if only I can get a sword.
The Hong Kong trip
I can't sleep. Must be because I'm excited with our Hong Kong trip. I need to wake up in less than 30 minutes to shower and get ready, and yet here I am trying to get some shut eye. This is futile. It's going to be a first that I'm traveling out if country with... Continue Reading →
And just like that it's August already. Boy, that was fast. For all you corporate people just like me, it's the second month of the third quarter! Pretty soon we will be hearing Christmas carols in the airwaves. That's when the crunch begins.
I blog on a Friday afternoon before I head home. I do this as a desperate cry for help. I hope and pray that somehow somewhere, someone is reading and maybe willing to take on the challenge. What I am doing is like trying to grasp water with just my hands. The flow is just too... Continue Reading →
Tonight I attended the wedding reception of my ex-girlfriend and barkada. I wasn't there during the actual ceremony because I mixed up my schedule. I thought the wedding was tomorrow. Good thing my other ex-girlfriend and barkada texted asking me where I was. There were two opposing things I felt during the celebration - joy... Continue Reading →
An Office All-Nighter After A Long Time
I was here in the office at 8:20 in the morning for a conference call that didn't push through. It's 12:21 a.m. and I'm still here, making sure that the project I'm launching, hopefully in a bit, is acceptable. I remember our weekly all-nighters when I started working here. Romy was my boss and we... Continue Reading →