Until now, I’m still (and desperately) looking for the “right one” that will love me truly as my future partner forever. However, there are some distractions that I can’t be able to find someone because of the instances that she’s not the right one for me. Someone tells me that I can’t be able to have a formal courtship to some single ladies out there because I’m “weak”, shy or whatever they’re telling me that I don’t really like to hear their reactions or suggestions which makes me so distracting and disappoint. While I’m writing (or typing) on my laptop, I don’t realize that I’ve been still single for the last 1,000 days! Woah! I can’t believe that I have still no girlfriend for thousand days (about almost 33 months or 2.75 years). That’s really a milestone for me as a single young man.
Reaching a milestone makes me happy but sad because I’m still single, having no girlfriend or love life until now. In this episode, I’m now sharing my past experiences happened within 1,000 days after the break of long distance relationship (LDR) and the beginning of Post-LDR Era. I just made my timeline from Day 1 of becoming single and no love relationship at all until this day. Continue reading “#1000Days”→
Last Wednesday, I was stuck at work because of a hectic and complicated job that I ever handled. And for the first time ever in my present job, I didn’t go home in the whole day, and instead, I stayed at the office together with my officemates (including my skeptic supervisor) where we slept (in a hard box carton) together after our stressful job. Even though on the next day we started to work with tight and rush deadlines, I just decided to take my work for only half day and to go home after noon (I didn’t take my lunch afterwards). And yeah, it might be the worst and the most inconvenience that I ever have in my working career.
This was not my first time to stay at the office overnight. 6 years ago when I was working at Alabang, I stayed with my other colleagues to work overnight to finish the very tight, rush deadlines. I stayed there for almost 24 hours. But just last week, I stayed at the printing company in Pasay for almost 30 hours – the longest ever. However, in the next following days, I might be assigned with my other colleagues at the pre-press department to work longer (about 2-3 days) and never go home. This might cause our bodies tired and lack of getting enough rest (we have only one resting day). Continue reading “Inconvenience at Work”→
Social media has a full of positive and negative things. While some post their positive and nice messages and photos, it’s really sad that most of the people post and comment their negative things affecting our society. One of these negative things on social media is the spreading of “fake news” that really brainwash our people who are really unaware on the happenings in this world. Gosh! I really hate those who create “fake news” on social media. But how about for those who are “fake”? Hmmm…
I still remember back in 2004, just weeks before I left for the United States to become an exchange student, my adviser told me, with my close classmate, that my own world (of course, my TENT world) was fake after I was accused by a female deaf student who allegedly had a “scandal” that I was the one who spread that “fake news”. “Yan Tent, Tent na yan ha ay fake!” my strict teacher-adviser told me directly which hurt me so much about my own “world”, but I thought it was my final time that I was scolded before I shifted to the new “world” a year later. Well, I was fault during the time, but it was unfair because most teachers of that school were so biased to her (who became my long time enemy after this). But anyways, let’s forget this story because I don’t want to dig up my bad history from the past, and let’s moving on to the present. There are lots of “fakes” in this world. Aside of fake news, there are lots of fake money, fake jewelries, fake medicine, fake people (?), fake friends (are they plastic?), and even fake singles… what? Really? These are the people who are still considered as “single” but having in a relationship or girlfriend/boyfriend and pretending to be “single”, literally called themselves as “fake singles”. Singles daw sila pero may gf/bf pala! Mga pekeng “singles” pala sila! Hahaha!Continue reading “Fake Singles (?)”→
At my present job in Pasay, my three co-workers at the Pre-Press have rendered their overnight work to finish their job (especially in plating on the artwork) due of rush deadline on a project. They come at work around 8 in the morning then render overtime to finish their job until past midnight, and finally sometimes they can sleep at the office until the dawn when I come again at work in a brand new day. Most of the times, they don’t change their clothes or go home after work overnight. As I have been new in that company, they have told me that I will experience this thing as what they’re doing especially working overtimes and overnight, never go home for their loved ones, and stay at the office for at least two or three days. However, for me, this might be the worst type of job that I ever work because of harsh and stressful environment that might cause my colleagues into unhealthy.
But the good thing is that I’ve been working there as a probationary employee, need to render my working time for at least 6 months before becoming a regular employee of that company. And if ever, at the end of my probationary, I might decide either I’ll pursue my “new” career at pre-press or not. But probably, it’s better to not pursue my future there because, as I wrote about it two months ago, I might change my career something new and better. And yes, I really hate to be stressed in a harsh working environment like this where my colleagues usually stay at the office for 33 hours straight (although they can sleep there during wee hours). Continue reading “Remembering My (Almost) 24-Hour Straight at Work”→
Episode 216 – Saturday, February 24th, 2018 (7725)
I don’t really understand why there’s one word that we need to do, not only for ourselves, but also to someone – love. Yeah, because this month of February is all about “love”, I know those who have love relationships out there are filled with love, love, love. However, for those who are still single, brokenhearted, and loveless like me, it feels to be hated. As we know, this month is full of hearts, chocolates, flowers, teddy bears, and more love stuffs that most ladies out there are so in-loved when guys, suitors, or even their sweethearts give them especially on Valentine’s.
As for me, I was once in-loved before when I had a (long distance) love relationship (LDR) for three years. However, when I became brokenhearted, I have also three years without any girlfriend or love relationship. There were three years of love, but there also have been three years of loveless. And speaking though, one time I was able to watch a love story of a letter sender when she had a relationship with her long time boyfriend until she found out that he had a “third party” which caused their love relationship broken after 7 or 8 years. But despite of her moving on from being broken, she later gave that guy a second chance where she accepted him again as her boyfriend for the second time. That’s what I really really hate to have a “third party” (not a “neutral” political party that is mostly seen in the United States) in a love relationship. Although not yet married, there’s always commitment when it comes love. Continue reading “Anti-Love???”→
Episode 215 – Saturday, February 17th, 2018 (7718)
Love Life Retreat is a gathering of Singles Ministry of the Feast for the single people where they meet in acquaintance sharing their personal stories especially in relationships – family, friends, and someone that they love or had loved either current or past relationships. Last year, it was the fourth edition of the Singles Retreat of Feast SM Santa Rosa where I was the one of 30 something single (and pretend to be “single”) people attending the event becoming as the fourth batch of this event held every February (as we know the “love” month). It was a great experience for me to join the event because I faced, not only meeting with new friends, but also receiving more blessings and forgiveness with God’s love and healing.
Well, I might never regret that I’m already a part of Singles Ministry. And I know it because I’m still single (for 950++ days since Post-LDR Era) and unmarried (but when will I get married because I’m already within 30s???). Also, it was a great opportunity for me to join this event because I had never attended in the past three editions (since it was started in 2014 – my best year ever). But in this episode, my mind is starting to make possible scenarios around my life. And I’m thinking… what if I didn’t attend Love Life Retreat last year? Hmmm… can I tell that I would not meet new friends who were still single (and pretend to be “single”) in the event? Or would I not meet one of them who later became my crush? Oh well… I’ll explain why I joined the overnight retreat for the Singles last year. Continue reading “What If… I Didn’t Attend Love Life Retreat?”→
Episode 214 – Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 (7715)
Last December, when it was a holiday, I was able to go to St. Clare Monastery for my usual morning prayer. It had been a long time that I went there because of my new job which is a 6-day working week within about 24 miles from my home. After praying at St. Clare, I went across to other church, St. Polycarp Parish, for my short prayer before going home. Suddenly after I prayed, I saw the bulletin posted inside the church where there were lots of couples who would get married on that parish (I first thought that they were missing people, hehehe). I just observed them who were within late 20s or early 30s and were happy to love each other exciting for their upcoming marriage. Then, I got my first thought, “Buti pa sila, getting married na… eh ako kailan kaya? After 10 years?” (“I’m glad they’re getting married soon, but for me… when? After 10 years?”)
Oh well… I’m already within 30s but why still I’m not married? Look at some of my former classmates, either from so-called “Deaf World”/pre-2004 era or “Post-Deaf World”/post-2005 era, who are younger than me. They are already married and having their children. Some of them have their love relationships (girlfriend/boyfriend) and will soon get married. But while me… just never mind! Continue reading “What Will Happen If I’ll Become an Old Bachelor?”→