Thursday, January 29, 2009

Easier than Expected

I came to a training today to learn something hard. Usually, this type of material that we are about to learn was difficult because it needs above average knowledge. However, time has passed and now its easier than ever. The expected 12 hours training could have been taught only for less than an hour. Only basic knowledge is required and one just have to learn where to put the right materials to make it work.

Sometimes, in life, we often hesitate of doing things because of its perceived difficulty. We often stop before taking the first step. The most important thing is to meet it head-on and do it.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What's Up with All the Meeting?

I have this problem with meetings, I don't like attending them. Meetings usually take quite an amount of time with few real results. This is compounded with the fact that most meetings end up with the possibility of having another meeting to discuss the output of your meeting. The only tangible evidence of a meeting is the minutes of the meeting that will be submitted to take note of the meeting.

I am more amenable to a brainstorming session because it gives you the right to throw in ideas that will help move forward the problem at hand. Usually in meetings, people just sit around and wait for the directive of the organizer of the meeting. A few people might question or add something to the agenda at hand but a few solutions or answers are formulated because usually a meeting is called to make everyone clear of what they should do. I would prefer that this should be written down.

I would rather have that they present the problem and let everyone involved create solutions individually then present them during a brainstorming session. In this way many ideas will be exchanged and the best possible solution will be made.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Kung Hei Fat Choi

Kung Hei Fat Choi


Saturday, January 24, 2009

How I Spent Nine Hours Today

First Three Hours

  • I went on a trip to another town. The ride was about three (3) hours long. My journey started at 8:00 A.M.. It was a tiresome ride because of there was no space for me to move my feet during the trip. The vehicel was full or baggages and we were cramped in it like sardines.
The Next Three Hours
  • When I arrived at the mall, I immediately took my lunch because my stomach was already growling. This is because I don't take anything before a trip to avoid stomach problems. It happened to me before and it was awful on my part.
  • Then, I went to the barbershop to get my hair cut because it was already getting long and I don't want to wait for a reprimand before cutting it. This was probably the best time I had in a barbershop before because this is the first time that I thought that the barber knows what he was doing. He was fast and efficient because he wasted no time in cutting my hair and it turned out okay.
  • After that, I bought new shoes because I have no shoes of my own. I'm just borrowing from my brother and I destroyed his shoes.
  • I went out of the mall and went to a tailoring to have my uniform measured. It took quite a while there because the establishment was still adjusting to the new management.
  • After the measurements were made, I went back to the mall and bought new books for me to read. I bought two books that were sequels to the book I was about to finish.
The Last Three Hours
  • After doing my business at the mall, I went out to the terminal beside the mall and rode for home which took another three hours. I arrived before dinner. Right now, my body still aches because of all the travelling but I can't sleep. So surfing the internet is what i'm doing right now.

Friday, January 23, 2009

It's Friday

Friday is a casual day for employees especially during the afternoon. The hours of 3:00 -5:00 P.M. been designated as "hataw time" for us employees to do some exercise and other recreational activities. However, only a few of them does what is required of the time. Some just slack around, while others just go to other offices and gossip with their friends.

This time for me passes too slow. I don't like it when I have nothing to do because that gets me sleepy. I just want to get home and relax.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Unsolicited Ideas in the Stillness of the Night

Ever sit alone at night thinking. I have.

The stillness of the night is the perfect time for these ideas to flood my mind. Ideas that would conjure up editions that would make you laugh, smirk, sad, bewildered, confused and an array of mixed emotions. Also, crazy ideas are rampant. Far-fetched, out of this world ideas that I wouldn't think about during the day.

Why does the night bring such ideas that could stir our emotions?

I think that the eerie silence of the night erases the barrier that we could use during the day to block out these thoughts. Block them out with music, work or people. But the night offers us the time to let it all out without fear of looking like a fool.

Sometimes, we laugh at a crazy idea that we just made. Doing such act in the middle would make people take a look at us and wonder.

But there are also times that these nightly thoughts brings us fear especially when it brings about the negative possibilities of the future. Grim results of the things we ever hoped for. The possibility of defeat, failure or loss. These ideas would keep us awake even until early dawn.

But why does our mind bring about such negative thoughts? Are we in control of such thoughts? Would it differ if you're an optimist or a pessimist?

I still have no clue about it.

All I know is that after the ideas come along, the questions will follow. And that will be another topic to think about.

At Last

The internet connection is back, however slow it is now. Maybe too may people in my area really missed surfing the net because of the outage the past three days. Now, I can update my blog and do my research again.

The past three days was uneventful. The most that I did the past three days was work, work, work. Not much recreational activities. Just watched television shows, read a book or comic books when I arrive home because theirs no internet connection. And I still can't get the person that I like to go out with me (sigh). Well, I'm still hopeful. Wouldn't I sound negative if I ask her on free time and she still divert it to another subject or not reply about it.

I hope that the next few days would be nicer that the past days.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

No Internet Connection at Home

Since Sunday, the DSL internet connection in our area was disabled due to a fire that ravaged 3 houses and destroyed telephone, electricity and cable television lines. The cable and electricity was already restored yesterday but sad to note, the internet connection is still down. I can only surf the internet here in the office but it's difficult because the wireless connection is erratic. Also, the time to surf the net is also limited because of all teh officework. I just hope that when I get home, the internet will be ready for use.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Columbo Collection

At last after months of waiting, my order of the complete set of episodes of the TV show Columbo has finally arrived. I have already collected TV shows like X-Files, Monk, Frasier and this show is a welcome addition to my collection. The show is produced like a TV movie and shows less than 10 episodes per year. I don't know if it is still running today.

The unique part of the show is that, you will see the perpetrator of the crime at the very beginning of the show. You don't have to guess anymore and it isn't a surprise who it is anymore. As the show proceeds, we will go on a journey on how Columbo solves the mystery by way of his deductive skills. He just talks politely, questions & listen to your answers, and observes a lot. And also, he says that he is always puzzled.

My father introduced the show to me as a child because he likes shows that highlights detective skills rather than violence. Columbo is the 70s version of Sherlock Holmes because he uses his intellect rather than firepower. Presently, Monk similar to that of Columbo.

Columbo is portrayed by Peter Falk. I saw him in the movie "City of Angels" and show him basically as Columbo. I don't think he needs to act as Columbo because he is Columbo. His mannerisms have made him one of the most beloved characters ever created on TV

And now that i'm about to finish watching all the episodes of Frasier, Columbo would be next.

Hmmm..what will I collect next. M.A.S.H., Cheers, Peroit...

Friday, January 16, 2009

In the Loneliness of the Night

In the middle of the night, all alone while others sleep, I still think about you. Wondering the possibility of you and me. Planning on how you'll notice me. Make you believe that what I say is true and that I'm more than a friend.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Heavy Rains

It was a deluge today staring early morning and ending late in the afternoon. The strong rains caused heavy flooding in some parts of town. Our home was almost flooded because we live near a river. The river started to overflow and reached the streets and vehicles began to divert to other paths because the bridge and road are no longer visible due to knee deep waters with trees and coconuts flowing from the mountains.

At the office, there were fears for the status of their houses with people wondering about their leaky roofs or the rising rivers. Because of this, little work was done in the office. There were also several reports of damaged homes. We feared the worst when we received reports that this might last for days because of the tail-end of a typhoon, however, everyone sighed in relief when the rains stopped late this afternoon.

I just hope that nobody was hurt after kind of emergency.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pardon Me

Well, there are things that I have to get out of my chest. Something that I would want to ask pardon from you. I like you and still waiting a little of your time if ever you'll be free from your everyday commitments, to go out with me. When we see each other, I can't help but tremble inside because of what I feel for you. I'm not very vocal of how I feel for you in public because I want you to first hear what I say.

In this age of technology were text messaging is present, I won't take advantage of such an opportunity to express how I feel through a cellular phone. I may inquire some things from you through that medium but express my feelings for you.

My mind has already prepared a script a monologue but I don't known if they'll come out right should that day arrive.

Pardon me when I can't get along with the some of the jokes others play when you're around. Oftentimes, my silence is misinterpreted as seriousness and a boring lifestyle but I say that there are things I don't joke about especially with a person that I care for. In those times, you may see showing a crack of smile not in approval of such jokes but only for a sense of respect for another person's opinion.

These days I know I want to be with you, maybe see you play. I know we both walk with different crowds, I can't change that and I won't change that. Maybe, when those crowd disperse, you will spare me a moment.

Until the day would come that you could spare me a moment of your time, I'll just contend myself with the smile you show when we meet.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Waiting is the Hardest Part

Have you waited for something without knowing if it will arrive or not? I have. There are two resulting odds on this question and one is greater than the other. We just don't know what odd will we have and that makes it suspenseful. Just like flipping a coin. Head or tails.

Waiting is often difficult to deal with and it tests your patience. And one begins to speculate on a lot of possibilities as time progresses. Sometimes, we wait even if we know that it's not coming. We lose our sense of reality when we are waiting for something that we truly want and need.

Although I have experienced the anguish of waiting, there are things in life that we have to wait for. letting them take their course rather than going at it immediately. Waiting creates a sense of anticipation for something possibly greater than what we expect. Something memorable, something worthwhile. A fantasy of sorts. A fantasy that will arrive or not.

The fact is that the answers that we want goes either way. The important thing is not that we get what we want, it is the readiness to accept whichever possibility goes our way.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Now, I look like Sneezy, one of the Snow White's seven dwarfs. I been like this evening and I don't know where I got this. I was fine the whole day and now I have a runni9ng nose and I haven't stopped sneezing since. The weather tonight is very hot but I don't get it why I'm sneezing. It's usually cold morning that trigger my running nose. Maybe, this is one of the effects of climate change. The newspapers reported that it would be a cold January in our country but in my town, it was mostly scorching. Even the office feels like an oven when the airconditioners are not on. I dont like days like this, I can't concenrate aand it's very frustrating.

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Comedy of George Carlin

I've always been a fan of American stand-up comedy for a long time. Part of my collection are the comedy of Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Bill Cosby, Eddie Murphy and the cast "Original Kings of Comedy" featuring Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer and Bernie Mac. Also, I'm a fan of both Letterman & Leno, Colbert & Stewart.

In the past month, I've been constantly watching the comedy of George Carlin especially his HBO Specials. First encountered his name when I watched the comedy documentary "The Aristocrats". Upon some research, he was considered as one of the trinity of comedy together with Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor. When I first saw one of his HBO specials, I readily noticed that he used observational comedy. However, the difference between him and other observational comedians is that his comedy is intelligent. You can see that he carefully researched his materials and his presentation is impeccable. Although he has passed away recently, his contribution to comedy is undeniable and unforgettable.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Do I Have to finish This?

A few hours ago my friend reminded me that I have a thesis to make. I totally forgot about it maybe due to the long break. A few years ago, I decided that I don't want to pursue this anymore because it was costly and simple. But a while back, a friend convinced me otherwise so I enrolled for my thesis. However, completing this is not one of my priorities. But deep inside me, something tells me that I have to complete this thing. I have to finish everything I have started. I must constantly remind myself that I have to start it first in order to finish it. Getting confusing, am I?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Making Little Things Count

Experience proves that most time is wasted, not in hours, but in minutes. A bucket with a small hole in the bottom gets just as empty as a bucket that is deliberately kicked over.

Paul J. Meyer

Monday, January 5, 2009

Take a Chance on Me

The past few days, the song that always pops in my head is "Take A Chance On Me" from ABBA. It came back to my head while watching Mamma Mia! months ago and now I can't get rid of it. I don't really think that the song fits my situation but the title does.

I know why it keeps popping in my head. It's because I'm trying to woo someone to want me. After examining myself and what I think she likes based on her lifestyle, I'm nowhere near her type. Just wishing that she'll notice me and maybe take a chance on me. Give a guy his chance to say his piece and let her decide.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The New Year Blog Award

Thanks for this Rechie for the award. I am truly a New Year lover. Well, I am not a fan of making resolutions because I never make a promise I can't keep. I will only write what I try do do each and every year

My Annual Commitment

To be better than what I am right now

- You must be a true lover of the New Year to receive this award.
- The person to whom you give the award must also be in love with the New Year.
- Post at least five New Year’s Resolutions.
- If you can’t limit it to five, then continue until you go out of space.
- Pass the award along to as many bloggers as you like.
- Let your recipients know that you have tagged them by leaving a comment on their site. Also, link back the person who gave you the award.

I am passing this award to my fellow bloggers and friends:
Donna Kristel

Friday, January 2, 2009

I Have to be Optimistic

It's a new year and i have to be optimistic. I'm a self-confessed pessimist. I can always think of ways for things to go wrong in whatever I do. In the past, I would always defend that I was only thinking things through to avoid unexpected results. Thinking that way sucks the fun out of one's life. It diminish surprises in life. To be spontaneous is out of the question when you're a pessimist. Maybe deep inside, I was just afraid to fail again because of my past experiences. Being a pessimist let me cover hind inside a shell or defense mechanic I have created so that I can always say to myself when things don't go my way that it was expected.

But I have to change that mindset. I need to have a positive attitude even when things don't go my way. I have to experience events rather than recreate them in my mind. With the coming new year, I have to be on the positive side of things, to give things the benefit of a doubt, to be happy.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Star

I saw a star, I reached for it, I missed.
So I accepted the sky.

Scott Fortini, age 12, in the Christian Science Monitor

Happy New Year

I wish everyone a wonderful year ahead.

Happy New Year.

Let's welcome the new year with
An Optimistic Mind and a Loving Heart.


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