picking up pieces of your life

2 07 2011

hey!

i know… 3 years, eh? 3 years since i was last here… and i never missed you… not one bit… you see, with all the new bloggers out there out to prove themselves to their readers, they forgot one thing: putting their hearts to whatever they write. i was the same as them at one time, and that is why i decided to just up and leave blogging altogether.

the commercialism, the hunt for freebies (free donuts from the biggest donut chain even delivered at home, free movie tickets from a Makati mall delivered at the office, free cellphones, and other tech stuff that i never really had a need for), the hunt for fame (the 1st and only Blog Awards, i think), etc etc… i hated it… for me, blogging was supposed to have been a simple journal of my daily grind. but enough about that. now, i am back, and doing what i loved most: talking about what really interest me, without all the fame and money attached to it…

well, where was i the past 3 years?

been working, of course… worked with an international school (no, not the International School, doofus), and then moved on a big BPO-cum-consulting company for about 6 months… jobless since late March this year… also, during those times, played about 2 MMORPGs, renewed my love for coffee with a big coffee house which will remain nameless, made some lifelong friends, got Dagul, my big black Mitsubishi Strada, had another child October of last year, and now, estranged (separated, whatever) with my wife of 5 years… that’s about it…

and now, am still trying to find a job… so, where am i at now?

  • trying my hand again at amateur photography. contacted a photographer-friend from a previous work and asked if i could come along during one of his shoots… unfortunately, his specialty are weddings which isnt really my style… but i’d go along for the experience… another friend and i talked about something that isn’t yet popular here in the PHL but is in other countries. will tell you more once it is off the ground…
  • been (re)teaching myself Linux again, since i went to the dark side during those 3 years… not that i totally distanced myself from it, but i worked using MS more than Linux. now that i am back to consulting (more about that later), i will feel better equipped if i re-learn it once more. i know the learning curve wouldn’t be that steep, so i am immersing myself into it…
  • another colleague from way back has offered me a consulting job with their company on a per-project basis… and he is now currently finalizing talks with a potential client before i come in…

i still have about 2 or 3 more things i’d like to talk about in here, but i feel that if i do, it will just complicate matters more… they are complicated enough as it is… once these 3 are kind of solved already, i will tell you about them… but for now, that is it…

i may not be able to do this on a per-day basis… but tell you what: i have this little project in mind that will let me see you at least once a day… again, i will tell you about that once i got all the kinks out…

what else? nada mΓ‘s (that is ‘nothing else’ in Spanish :D)

oh wait, i will be putting my own bucket list here very soon… watch out for that πŸ™‚

ciao… 😎





the environment does not need further aggravation from politicians

4 05 2007

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while the wife and i were on the way home, i decided to pass through Kapitolyo Village in Pasig City because of too much traffic along Shaw Boulevard… for all those who know that area, you’d have to pass by a circle in front of the Rizal Capitol, then go around that circle to cross over to Kapitolyo… found out later that the traffic was right after that circle, good thing i decided to go through Kapitolyo Village instead…

anyway, we were right at the circle when i noticed this:

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campaign posters were all over that circle!! posted on the lower half of the concrete, strung between trees, probably nailed on the trees themselves, too!! shet!! tama ba ito?? for more of pictures like these, go here… these are just so… despicable!! not to mention ugly!!

ito ba ang klase ng mga tao na iboboto mo, botante?? oh, i am sure it was not the actual candidates who did these… and if they reason out that they cannot control what their people do, how can they hope to lord over control the rest of the population, then??

mga shet talaga kayo!! the candidates/partylists from the pictures are the following:

  • Cesar Montano [Team Unity] — running for senator
  • Mike Defensor [Team Unity] — running for senator
  • Prospero Pichay [Team Unity] — running for senator
  • Tessie Aquino-Oreta [Team Unity] — running for senator
  • Miguel Zubiri [Team Unity] — running for senator [may pagmamahal sa kalikasan, according to his tv ad]
  • Chavit Singson [Team Unity] — running for senator
  • Win Rivera — running for mayor of Pasig City
  • Bandila Partylist
  • Abante Partylist
  • Kabataan Partylist
  • Anakpawis Partylist
  • AngGalingPinoy Partylist
  • A Teacher Partylist

i’d not vote for any of them if i were you… if they cannot care for the environment [and your health] as early as now, do you think they’d care once they are in position??

hoy, Governor Casimiro M Ynares Jr, di ka ba naiirita na paglabas mo ng kapitolyo e yan ang bubungad sa yo?? isa ka pa, letse…

Ciao, sweetie… 8)

[techtags: May 14 elections, politics]





do we care about the environment??

16 03 2007

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my cousin Aileen from the US, sent me an email today [actually, an email for all family members]… she said that she just watched the 100 minute documentary The Inconvenient Truth of which i also blogged about before

anyway, she has some pleas which she wanted to get across to us… here’s her email

Hello everyone! I hope you are well!

I finally got the chance to watch the documentary “Inconvenient Truth,” in which Al Gore, “the former next president” of the US, details efficiently our denigration of the environment and the impact each of us has on global warming. Whatever your political leanings are, I do hope you keep an open mind and take the time to watch this 100 minute documentary. I guarantee you will find it an eye-opener if you aren’t already familiar with the topic of global warming. At the end of the movie, you will find steps you can take to lessen the staggering increase of damages we incur on the environment. Please visit http://www.climatecrisis.net

I’ve just checked with my electric and water services provider (www.srp.net) online on ways I can purchase renewable energy. I’m looking to install a solar-powered water heater that will pay itself back in as little as 3.5 years [typical cost is $4000; net cost is $650 after SRP, state, and federal incentives (SRP will help defray costs, and there are state and federal tax credits!)]. Eventually, I would like to install a solar-powered heating system, as well (typical cost is $21,000; net cost is $9000; payback in 23 years). I’m hoping that future technology will improve these numbers… I could also help to purchase renewable energy for use around the community. Do any of you know of reputable AZ contractors that can help me in my personal quest? If you do, please help! (SRP lists two websites that can help.) Most of you know that I’ve wanted to get a hybrid car for years. I really dislike having to deal with car salesmen and the game of purchasing a car, so if you have any ideas on lessening the headaches, please, I’m all ears :). I know Costco has an auto-buying program, and I’ve checked into that, and it’s just like going thru those darn car salesmen! Ayah!

I apologize for the lengthy email, and I bid you a great week!
Aileen

i guess the things she was asking for are not applicable here in the Philippines as of yet… but we can do something about it now… whaddya say??

Ciao, sweetie… 8)

[techtags: Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore, environment]





14 02 2007

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, everyone!!

don’t do what i wouldn’t do… πŸ˜‰





14 02 2007

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, everyone!!

don’t do what i wouldn’t do… πŸ˜‰





14 02 2007

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, everyone!!

don’t do what i wouldn’t do… πŸ˜‰





14 02 2007

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, everyone!!

don’t do what i wouldn’t do… πŸ˜‰