Friday, November 28, 2008

To Travel Again

Tomorrow, I will be traveling again. It's my 2nd trip this week. My agenda for tomorrow's travel is not what was planning the this week. That meeting was canceled and moved to next week. Now, I have a new agenda. I want to rendezvous with someone and hoping that she's meet up up with me if she has no plans. I'm getting nervous already. We've known each other for a very long time and we had conversations before but now I want to tell her something personal that she may not expect me to say. I'm just hoping that I will have the guts to her so. Wish me luck.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Dylan Hears a Who

Hear again are some designs I've encountered in the internet that bears my name:

World Wide Web Awards - Friendship Award

This award was given by Maya. I'm passing this to Gracie, Bojoy, eMz, Madelyn & Cindy

Sunday, November 23, 2008

It Was a Dark & Cold Night...

If I had to make an introduction to describe tonight, that would be it. It has been constantly raining since this afternoon and until this very moment. Since I was a child, I find cold night depressing especially when you're alone. It is also oftentimes projected in movies, rain usually comes after a sad announcement like death or break-up. It's usually better better for me to spend cold nights with your loved ones. Cold & rainy nights like this usually keeps members of the family at home. Rain acts like a deterrence to some people because they can't enjoy the night life that much if it's cold outside.

However, I love the rain when it comes while the sun is shining. Since I was a kid, we called that phenomenon as "the feast of the heavens". A simple yet magical description of such an event. It doesn't happen that much and maybe it's a blessing when it happens

Rose Awards

Thank you so much for the roses, Jasmine! ♥

♥ The winner can put the logo on her blog.
♥ Link the person you received your award from.
♥ Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
♥ Put links of those blogs on yours.
♥ Leave a message on the blogs of the girls and boys you've nominated.

And here goes..

Donna Kristel

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Brooks become crooked
from taking the path of
least resistance.

So do people.

Harold E. Kohn


I made a roundtrip today just to get some of my stuff from my former place. It was quite a tiresome trip accompanied by rain for the most part of the day. Maybe it's just me but when I'm in a trip, I sweat profusely even in air-conditioned areas. Due to the rain that fell throughout the day, i just slept for a couple of hours after preparing my stuff and headed for home. And it's nice to be back.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Today's My Day

I just went along like any normal day of my life. No fuzz, no buzz. I prefer to be with a few close friends and family rather than a bunch of individuals who just know my name. Since those friends are not here and I'm missing them. We'll just meet soon when I visit them.

What made this day unique was that someone treated me to a snack. It was here promise to do so one of these days. However, it was not the setting that I would have preferred. There was somebody else in the scene. I hoped that it was just between her and me but this wasn't the case. It felt like it was just done to get over the the thing she promised. Well, we can always get what we want and may never will. (sigh)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Birth of Archangel

A friend of mine, the ComicBookGuy enjoys creating stop motion animation from his toy collection. His latest creation is entitled: The Birth of Archangel. This is his take on the transformation of Angel into Archangel from the X-Men Comic books. With the special participation of Apocalypse and Mr. Sinister.

Check it out!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Real Person Award

Thanks to Donna Kristel for the Award! i appreciated and honored that I'm the one you choose The Marie Antoinette Award, a real person...

Here are the Rules for the Award:

1. Please put the logo on your blog
2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.,

I nominate the following...
shengy's delight
Rechie Ruth

enjoy the tag! YOU ARE REAL!

Disintegration of Society

Nobody ever imagines that he is, by double-parking and forcing a stream of traffic to go around him, in any way contributing to the disintegration of society; and yet it is precisely in such tiny ways that the fabric of the community is torn asunder, with each person blaming some vast abstraction called "They," and defending his mild transgression as merely a necessary part of "the struggle to survive."

Sydney J. Harris

Saturday, November 15, 2008

My Cynicism Gets Ahead of Me

I'm a pessimist. I value loyalty and decency. There is no denying that I am critical of some people. Not because I want to destroy them but I know what they are because of the facts I have known. Oftentimes, the cynic in me just blurts out some that are hurtful even though they are try. I'm becoming too judgmental on the actions of others. Maybe, its the enviornment I am in now because before I was not too critical on others. I just hate it when evil is done in plain sight and no one says anything about it. It is not a farfetched idea to say that they are tolerated because I have already witnessed how they do actions with permission and order people to make their actions look legal.

I don't like being like this but I have to say something. I admire someone of their goodness and despise them of their faults. Not common faults but deliberate actions that affects the common good of people. Such actions make the people distrust their leaders but still end up sticking with them because manipulation.

I would have admired them for their ability and plans but I can't because their actions are just a facade of what they can gain from those plans. In the very end, they only do what can benefit them. And it is difficult to take that they are persecuting the good and rewarding their stooges.

I just hope I won't become to judgmental on these people that I will devoid them of goodness because if that happens I will no longer recognize you as an individual who deserves even a tiny respect.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Burdening You, As Always

I was assigned to help complete a much delayed project and I found out how difficult it is to gather the necessary data due various reasons like unavailability, refusal to give or they just cannot deliver the correct data even if we beg them. Some of them are just to lazy to locate the data so they just say, "none available". Its seems odd to me because most of these data are collected every year and some are required submissions by individuals applying for permits and licenses. In my opinion, these data doesn't need some complicated programs with a database. Given the number of people who apply yearly, it could have been done through Excel format. Time and time again, these problems of data gathering is experienced but no method was introduced to solve this simple problem. Right now, the word to describe the government is "procrastination". They make simple things complicated. Other institutions make studies on how to do things properly and simply but that is not the style of the government. They make you wait and wait until you lose interest in asking them. As the with the GSIS, the common reply is "We Are Updating Our System" and mind you, this is their reply every year to hide their faults. Blaming the computer for the errors of individuals who doesn't care about the common employee. (Sigh) So many worthless systems that are still implemented.

Maybe some of these agencies should have these slogans:

"Burdening You, As Always"


"Making Your Life Harder
than It Should Be"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Kinda Confusing Today

It was kinda confusing at work today. My supervisor talked about a couple of tasks that jumbled my mind. Not that I don't know what he was talking about. It was just I wasn't in the right mindset to work. Couldn't get one task right and I forgot many things about my work and I looked dumb as he as asking me about it. I just kept on agreeing with him or just be silent because I have the vaguest idea on what he was talking about either because I forgot about it or it wasn't assigned to me. It is only now that I remember what I was supposed to do. Maybe, I'll get it right tomorrow. Just maybe. (sigh)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I Can't Help But Criticize

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

I've noticed myself criticizing the failure of others to do their job or the way management treat the good and bad people. I really help it because wrongdoings are done everyday without fail and it is being tolerated by people in power. Some low ranking employees seem to be more powerful than some regular employees because of their "backers". They act as if they own the place. I'm not criticizing because I am the one being trampled upon because I can always fight them and I'm not afraid to defend myself when I'm being wrongly attacked. I criticize because evil is tolerated and they deal with the good critically. You don't have to be a rocket scientist or a PHd in any field to notice that there is something wrong with this system. I'm not passing myself as a righteous person because I am not but I don't steal or let others commit illegal acts for my sake.

It is common to hear about projects not granted or and deliberately withheld because the people in power lost in that particular place or that they could not gain anything or value from that area. People sometimes request that proper procedures not be followed because even meager amounts are being interested by many unscrupulous individuals resulting in poor quality projects. This is not some sort of cloak and dagger deal that is only known to a few people but it is common knowledge and you can't do anything about it even if you try because these unscrupulous individuals are well-protected. They go by the codes: "What are We in Power for?" and "I Scratch Your Back, You Scratch Mine".

Isn't it stupid for someone to by furniture from a store that doesn't sell furniture? That's the reality in here. You buy purchase something from a store that doesn't have inventory and wait until they deliver. It's not as if they were just out of stock. No, they don't have that stock. It is as if you were paying someone to buy you something when you can buy it yourself. I've been purchasing products similar to what they are ordering and the mark-up when purchased from their supposed "dealer" is oftentimes more than 50% of the product cost.

Come on, are they that rich to waste a lot of the people's money or is their some hidden deals behind the purchaser and retailer? They always emphasized or austerity measures and energy saving techniques to cope with the the rising costs but will it be realized if they are stealing money in the guise of projects. When will we ever learn not to tolerate these acts.

"The most important of all revolutions... a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions."

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I bought the wrong RAM

Last Thursday, I bought a new RAM for my computer to increase its current capacity because my current 1GB memory cannot handle some of my photo editing I'm doing since I photograph using the large format. With all the editing I'm doing, the computer is starting to "hang" already. However, when I tried to install what I bought, it won't fit the socket of a DDR2 RAM because apparently I bought a DDR800 RAM without checking if its was the correct one for my computer. I was so disappointed because it was such a waste of money. Maybe, I can sell it to someone because it's still brand new. I hope my friend can help me with this dilemma. Next time,.I'll try to checke and verify my purchases. (sigh)

My HD Enclosure was a Disappointment

I was enthusiastic today when I received the Hard Disk Enclosure that I ordered from a friend. Already thinking of transferring some data from my computer because it's already loaded with my video collection and my brother's music collection. but when I reached home and plugged it in, the computer won't detect it as a storage device. It only detects that there is some new device inserted in the computer. I have to contact my friend again to see what wrong and to have it fixed immediately. I hope it will be done by tomorrow.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

When The Lights Go Down in the City

"When the lights go down in the city,
and the sun shines on the bay,
do i want to be there, in my city,"

This lyrics from the song "When the Lights Go Down in the City" by Journey could somehow describe what happened today in my city because for the whole day the electricity was out due to some repairs conducted by the power company. The sun shined but it was drizzling the whole morning so I just went out for a while in the afternoon to buy some food and converse with a friend. Several were probably out of town because they can't stand the brownout happening today but I stayed because I have nothing to do out of town. Just sleep most of the day and took some photographs of flowers around the house. I prefer that there will be no brownouts for a long period of time in the near future so that I can enjoy the city..hehe.

Friday, November 7, 2008

No Electricity Tomorrow

How idle will tomorrow be? It's been announced today that there will be no electricity tomorrow for the whole day or as they estimated it, 12 hours. I've got top find something to do tomorrow because i can't surf the internet or watch movies tomorrow. Especially here in our town, when the flow of electricity stops, all other services stops too especially the supply of water. Maybe I can go out and photograph interesting parts of town or maybe catalog and arrange all my videos. Still can't decided what to do tomorrow but I have do do something to keep me from being bored or sleeping the whole day..hehe.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tired and Feeling Warm

So tired right now but I'm not sleepy. Maybe because i drank too much softdrinks the whole day. I went on a round trip to Davao early this morning and we've just arrived this evening. I went there to enroll and settle some things while transferring some of my gears to back to my home. There are still a lot there but I hope I'll finish moving by the end of the year. Also, I'm feeling warm and sweating profusely right now. This usually happens when I arrive home after a trip. I'm not really an ideal traveler because I get dizzy always be it in a car, bus, van and even airplanes. Preferably, I want to feel the wind in my face so that I won't feel dizzy. I guess I have to get used to it because, in the couple of weeks, I'll start traveling again.

Finally, I'm Enrolled

This morning I finally enrolled but I really don't know what to do on the subject that I enrolled. It's been two years since I wen to school. Just glad that I've enrolled because I thought I was already over the limit for maximum years allowed. When I enrolled this morning, I don't even remember the procedures on enrollment and I felt almost lost with all the procedures even if I was the the only one enrolling that very moment. I felt silly but I'm glad it's over. Now, the real battle begins. I have no idea what to do..hehe.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Trying to Enroll, Again

Tomorrow I will be trying to enroll and finish what I started about four years ago. I don't know if I will still be accepted but I'll try. Now, I've got a lot of time in my hand and maybe, just maybe, I can finish my thesis in just one semester. The next months would be so hectic because of the holiday season and all my travels. In my timetable, I have to do it all in three months or less so that I can graduate by March together with my friends. I hope I can do it.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I Finally Have a Copy of Citizen Kane

Finally, the wait is over, I finally found a copy of the movie Citizen Kane. It's been years since I started looking for that movie and now I found one. I've read great reviews of this movie and some critics considered it the best movie of all time. I'll be watching it in the next couple of days because I don't have much time right now to watch a movie intently. Don't know if I will like it but I want to see what made it a great movie.

Going to Makati Again

I think the decision to travel back to Makati City by the end of the month is as good as approved. It's the 2nd trip back to Luzon is as many months since I've been back to my old job. Last month, we were in Subic and Manila. I don't really know what I'll doing there but I have to prepare. The boss has chosen me as his do-it-all guy who has to keep up with him and all his ideas, as well as remember them. There could be many things to learn from that trip, I just have to keep listening and watch intently what my supervisors are doing. Just hoping that it would really be a learning experience, not just some tour because Manila for me is not appealing unless you have money to spare. And you can bet on it that I don't have any shopping money with on that trip.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Not the Reaction I was Expecting

I gave the gift to someone today from my last travel and I didn't get the reaction I wanted. Maybe I was just expecting too much. She doesn't believe what I say to her although I've was not kidding around when I was talking or having a conversation with her. I don'r know if the term is right but I can perceive that she thinks of a me as a "joke" because she's always thinking that I was joking around. Why is that? Or maybe she just want don't want to acknowledge what I'm saying. I can only guess and my guess is a depressing one.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

All Saint's Day

Late this afternoon, we went to visit and pay respects my grandmother's grave. Many people we already setting up their tents to stay for the night. We stayed there for a short time and offered a rosary for her. because we aren't stating overnight there. Most of us will come back tomorrow. Then we went home after that because it was apparent that sooner the rain will fall. And then it rained while we were riding our motorcycle home. Upon arrival, we were soaked wet and until this moment heavy rain is still pouring.

It will be a cold night.


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