Episode 200 – Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 (7641)
My blog has reached its 200th episode!
Yeah, this is another milestone that I made 200 episodes on my personal blog within almost two and a half years. And since Episode 100 was published late last year (October 24, 2016), I can’t imagine that I already wrote another 100 episodes within less than 14 months ago which was faster than the first 100 episodes that I wrote (16 months from June 2015 to October 2016). How time flies, isn’t it?
Anyway, I feel so tired in the past whole week because of having my new job in Pasay City where I work there 6 days per week and travel in a long distance about 25 miles away from home and vice versa every day. I think I’m so restless because, even at home during my only rest day (which is Sunday), I need to help some household tasks such as washing clothes, dishes, ironing and cooking rice for our dinner. Also, for sometimes, I get to attend and to serve at the Feast every other Sunday (if I have enough energy because of freaking 6-day working week). So, resting is no longer in my mind. In fact, I had been resting for almost whole day when I was jobless for 6 months. Continue reading
Episode 199 – Thursday, November 30th, 2017 (7639)
On November 30, 1997, I, together with my mother and my elder brother, went to Quiapo, Manila to take an exam for the acceleration where I would jump my grade level into the higher level. I was in Grade 3 together with my two deaf classmates, and if I would pass this exam, I would skip Grade 4 and instead I would study either Grade 5 or Grade 6 in the next school year. But unfortunately, I didn’t pass the exam which occurred for the whole day that I just remember I was so hungry after several hours of taking and answering the quizzes which made me a headache. My two deaf classmates passed the exam, and eventually they jumped to Grade 5 and Grade 6 in 1998 rather than studied in Grade 4 where, in my reality, I had been (as well as they were no longer my classmates).
Well, that was 20 years ago to be exact. And I don’t really have any photographic memory about taking an acceleration exam. I don’t remember who endorsed me to take it in which I would possibly jump as higher as Grade 6 instead of entering Grade 4 on the next school year. But I’m just thinking about this. What if I passed the acceleration exam? Would my school life change? Would I be graduated too early? And how about my old deaf classmates who remained with me in one classroom for years? Well, I will discuss the possible scenario if ever I accelerate into the highest level. Continue reading
Episode 198 – Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 (7632)
Earlier this month, I finally got a new job somewhere in Pasay City where I worked, not only in designing, but also making printing collaterals as well. However, my new job is too far away from home, about 25 miles away, which is quite inconvenient because of long travel with heavy traffic (although I have some plans to rent a bedspace or a room), and my working schedule is 6 days per week which makes me so tired to work and getting rest for only one day. But I need a new job because of my future or else my life will be devastated forever! Oh well, I had been jobless for months before I finally found the new one which is far different from my old beloved job in San Pedro.
To be honest, I still can’t move on from my previous job in San Pedro, Laguna where I could stay there anytime, explore internet, watching sports via live streaming, use and chat on Facebook, and lots more which gave me a freedom to do anything at the workplace especially while waiting for a work task. Just imagine that, during the first months of 2017, I had worked for the longest time in San Pedro with lots of convenience, and then right now, I’m now working in a printing company in Pasay with some restrictions and restless jobs (imagine 6 working days!). From comfort to somewhat discomfort in the workplace though. Continue reading
Episode 197 – Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 (7630)
Last time I discussed about dominance where these made my life happy and wonderful to the highest level. These records and accomplishments that happened in my life before might never be done again in the future. I really, really miss these best memories few years ago where these were present. In this second part, I will discuss the other things that made me and my life so dominant.
For now, no one wants me to communicate thru text message (or even chat on Facebook) because they might be busy in their own works. And most of the times, I have lost my desire to communicate with someone because they might not reply me at all. But back few years ago, text (short messaging service or SMS) communication was so dominant in my life.
Having conversation thru text was started as early as 2002 when our family had our first and only one cellphone that we had. However, we only used for limited time due of limit SMS capacity of the phone (which fit only 50 or less SMS) and unlimited text promos didn’t exist back then. But when I was in college, text communication began to rise up. Continue reading
Episode 196 – Saturday, November 18th, 2017 (7627)
While I’m writing for my next article/episode, I’m just thinking about using my laptop which has been used for almost 6 years. But there are some problems on my personal laptop where most of the buttons on the far right side don’t work anymore. That’s why I can’t use the left and the right button (especially when I use for design layout) as well as “delete” button. Also, the metal case near the VGA connector (on the upper left side of my laptop) is already opened up every time when I lift the screen monitor. Even though my laptop is already old (older than my love relationship, hehehe), I don’t have any enough money to repair or even to buy for a new one especially since I got already a new job after being jobless for months. I really hope to save more for my future needs. And one more thing, my USB, the oldest one that I used for almost 7 years, has been already broken! Gosh, there are so many documents (particularly the pictures that I made for this blog) that are totally lost because of damned USB port that I hardly pulled out from the back of CPU (and this was not a virus). I had three USBs before, but my other one was also broken because of the same situation (USB port problems from a PC or laptop) while the other one was given to my former “love” for her school project few years ago. I still don’t know if she still uses it because we’re no longer lovers though or… it has also been gone or thrown as she already “forgets” me from her heart, I guess.
Anyway, thankfully it’s almost a cool season because just few days away before Christmas season. And I really hope my Christmas this year might be better compared to the past few years since Post-LDR Era, but this might not surpass my best Christmas ever which happened 5 years ago (in 2012). And speaking of this, I have some things that might not have been surpassed in my future life. Dominance is the meaning where most of my things and events once existed to the highest level throughout my past life. These will never be the same again and will never happen to surpass the dominance in the future (only if possible). Continue reading
Episode 195 – Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 (7623)
It has been a long, long weekend for me and others who work in the Metro because of ASEAN summit. But it might be boring for me because of the distractions at home. And right now, I’m not feeling well because of changing weather (it was stormy just last Thursday night but then suddenly it became sunny in the next day) and working conditions at my new job in Pasay where there’s too much cold inside the workplace while it’s so hot outside the building.
In my current age, I think I really need to set up my own life because I’m already old enough to build for my adulthood. Within early 30s, I suppose to be married with someone and having children for one happy family. However, because I have many financial and family problems, I’m still stuck living with my parents who are within 70s and my elder siblings whom one of them, my elder brother, is 15 years older than me (making a huge age gap between us). My only relative who has the closest age differential is my niece at her age of 23 (turning 24 this December). But others… well they’re not included in the millennial generation (because they’re more than 40 in their age). Continue reading
Episode 194 – Sunday, November 5th, 2017 (7614)
It’s already November, and finally I got a new job! Yehey! I had been jobless for 6 long months before, and hopefully this new opportunity will be forever and ever and no more bullying! Hahaha!
But 6 months ago, I felt being a “traitor” because I easily gave up from a job in Cabuyao after working for only one month. I simply blew it because of the situation that I didn’t really appreciate which was bullying. Yeah, I was bullied but in verbal form like teasing. And speaking of teasing, I still remember, when I was a young student in a deaf school, I felt I was betrayed by somebody because of simple teasing. These were my good deaf classmates that some had been with me since preparatory (way back 1994). I thought they had great respect to me because I was a consistent honor student back then (which lasted until 2004 or before I went to the United States for the exchange program). But when we’re in the third or fourth grade, I felt they changed even though they’re still my good deaf classmates for years until 2004. Continue reading
Episode 193 – Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 (7609)
Finally, after months of boredom, having distractions at home, and of course, being jobless, I already found a new job. Even though it’s too far from home (about 25 miles away) and I will have only one day of rest because of 6-day working week, I really need a job that might be perfect for my career even there’s a quite pressure unlike in my former beloved job in San Pedro. Ayyy… to be honest, I still can’t move on from the best memories and things that I had while I was working in San Pedro for three wonderful years including the year 2014 – my best year ever. (And then… I’m starting to cry… but I’m just kidding.)
Because I will be busy enough for 6 days on my new job which is located in Pasay City, I’m pretty sure that I will have a minimal time to write my new episodes on My Tent Journal in the future (hopefully it will reach its 200th episode before the end of this year). I’m sure I can’t do my writing (or typing, rather) inside the workplace or else I’ll be caught down, hehehe! And because I don’t have internet connections at home (although I can browse internet thru 4G data on my phone but most of the times it has weak signal), I usually rent a computer on a high-speed and more compatible internet café near the entrance of the subdivision, and I hate using a computer in other rentals because of obsolete OS, not compatible browser, and has slow internet. I think I will do for my Journal once per week depending on the stories that I can give from my mind (and my memory, too). Continue reading
Episode 192 – Thursday, October 26th, 2017 (7604)
I guess I already have a new job, but I don’t feel that finally I’m no longer a jobless person. However, during 6-7 months of intervening from working career, I don’t have any income to increase my savings from the bank. Instead, I made spending my time to apply job openings anywhere in Laguna and in the Metro Manila (mostly southern parts), so that almost half of my savings were already spent from travel expenses, food (of course, I don’t want to be hungry while on a job interview or something), and printing lots of my resumes and portfolios as well. My savings were from my backpay after my beloved job in San Pedro was dissolved; however, almost half of them were paid to my monthly healthcare which has been temporarily stopped because I don’t really have any job at all. Continue reading
Episode 191 – Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 (7602)
In the past few weeks, I was getting around in the City of Pasay, about 25 miles from my home in Santa Rosa, Laguna, to have some interviews for my next job. This city had many memories for me especially in my past school life because it was the place where I studied at Philippine School for the Deaf (PSD) for 10 long years (1994-2004). When I came back home from my wonderful life in the United States in July 2005, the place had been forgotten in my new life (in Post-Deaf World Era) even though I barely went there just to ride a bus from Buendia terminal. Back in 2010, when I was working at a deaf travel agency in Mandaluyong, my deaf boss accompanied me to go somewhere in Pasay (almost near PSD) to look something, but we didn’t stay there for so long. From that time until 2016, I had only few times going or visiting the place to explore or to attend some events particularly from Light of Jesus Family of Bro. Bo Sanchez (such as Grand Easter Feast or Kerygma Conference). Continue reading