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 mรกs (that is ‘nothing else’ in Spanish :D)

oh wait, i will be putting my own bucket list here very soon… watch out for that ๐Ÿ™‚

ciao… ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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all too real blog of AllTooRealMen

10 04 2007

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now that you’ve had your vacations [5 days, eh??], it is now back to the grind, back to work, and back to dealing with all your problems in life… me? i stayed home and blog hopped all that 5 days, played RO, the wife and I were invited for a tasting, and we played a few rounds of badminton with Baddicts! last Saturday… suffice it to say that we took advantage of a traffic-free Manila…

anyway, speaking of problems, some bloggers and i put up a new blog meant to address men’s women-related, love- and sex-related, relationship-related, and basically, all problems that a man suffers everyday… we do not suppose that we have all the answers to daily life, but at least, men will now have a shoulder to lean on, so to speak…

alltoorealmen.jpgthe blog is called AllTooRealMen, and this came about during the conversations made during the post-event party of the 2007 Philippine Blog Awards… conversations really were varied, from women fashion from the point of view of a man, sex, politics, Shari‘s sex life, to just about anything that we can think of… and ATRM was just one of the by-products of that…

anyway, if you are male and have a problem you are not inclined to tell your best bud, go to the site and tell us… we just might be able to help you out… of course, women are not banned from viewing the site, so all you women out there, take a look at the site and you just might learn a thing or two…

Ciao, sweetie… 8)

[techtags: men problems, relationships, sex, love]





Ragnarok Online blog

1 03 2007

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many of you don’t know that i have been a long time player of one of the largest MMORPG particularly here in the Philippines… i have had several posts regarding that here in this blog already, but not so much as to totally make this a game blogger’s blog…

what am i talking about? well, i am talking about LevelUp Game‘s first ever MMORPG Ragnarok Online… anyway, i have long wanted to create a blog particularly for this, my characters, my sieges with my guildmates, and everything that is happening [or at least, those i notice] around me and my online friends…

i never really thought to do that until now, when i read Waukeen‘s post calling for players to create a gaming blog, particularly an RO blog…

so, to answer Waukeen’s post, find my new blog over at http://www.haravata.com/ragnarok which i call Ragnarok Days… of course, i don’t play it now as much as before [everyday for about 8 to 10 hours a day], but i still create memories… of course, since i am coming up with Days [shortform of my new blog], i may still play it again… and with Episode XIV or Hugel coming up, i may create either a Gunslinger or a Ninja… or both!!

so, from now on, you will not read new posts regarding RO here… if you are looking for RO posts, go to my new blog over at http://www.haravata.com/ragnarok

Ciao, sweetie… 8)





14 02 2007

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, everyone!!

don’t do what i wouldn’t do… ๐Ÿ˜‰





14 02 2007

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, everyone!!

don’t do what i wouldn’t do… ๐Ÿ˜‰





14 02 2007

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, everyone!!

don’t do what i wouldn’t do… ๐Ÿ˜‰





14 02 2007

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, everyone!!

don’t do what i wouldn’t do… ๐Ÿ˜‰