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… 😎





INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

8 03 2007

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today is the celebration of the International Women’s Day…

to all the women i know, i bow to you today and for all days…

to all mothers, i thank you for your courage in bringing children into this world… for rearing them the best you know how… by standing by your man and working alongside him… by showing the world that you can do what your male counterparts can, sometimes even better… who says you are still the fairer sex?? you can definitely give as much, or more, as you can receive… πŸ˜€

to all sisters, i thank you for coping with brothers like me…

and to my wife, i thank you for staying with me during these hard times… i know this is not what you’ve expected, but i am sure this will not last long…

thank you, thank you, thank you…

Happy International Women’s Day to all the women of the world!! today is your day, have a lot of fun!!

Ciao, sweetie… 8)

[techtags: International Women’s Day, IWD, women]





breaking news: anti-terror bill now final

6 03 2007

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the Anti-Terrorism Bill or the Human Security Act of 2007 is now final although it is set to be really final 2 months after the May 14 elections… the law, signed today by Gloria Arroyo, is meant to bring the country’s succesful campaign against Abu Sayyaf, Jemaah Islamiya and Al Qaeda cells in the country…

from the Inguirer.net news site:

Earlier on Tuesday, Arroyo said the bill was a “landmark in the battle against evil waged by freedom-loving Filipinos and allies in the world.

Our message to the world is to have no safe haven for terrorist in our country,” she said in her speech at the 15th Annual Convention of the Provincial Board Members League of the Philippines at the Century Park Hotel in Manila.

several notable items within the bill are the following:

  • suspected terrorists can only be detained a maximum of 3 days,
  • a prison term of 40 years if convicted,
  • any person wrongfully detained can collect P500K in damages per day of detention, and;
  • extraordinary rendition is now banned without court approval

we have yet to see it’s final effects, so let us just wait and hold our comments until we do…

Ciao, sweetie… 8)





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˜‰