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 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 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
Episode 190 – Saturday, October 21st, 2017 (7599)
In my present situation, I no longer have better things that I once had before. It’s because I don’t have a stable job, love life, a happy and healthy family, freedom, and of course, happiness. Almost every day, I rent a computer in the internet café to apply jobs online. Almost thrice a week, I wash the clothes for our family. And almost every time, I help my father to throw his urinal (he can’t do it alone due of his disability after suffering mild stroke two years ago) and my sister to rise up from her bed due of her illness (she might lose her stable job because of this). And almost every day, I have done nothing but to wait for some miracles in my life and also in my family as well.
Within 7 days of week, Saturday is one of few times that I have something “happy”. It is the time for me to have enough rest from household tasks or my “free time” only for the short time in my present life. Yeah, this is my present time. But 3-5 years ago, Saturday was so special for me especially the times when I had a better job and wonderful love life.
Episode 189 – Monday, October 16th, 2017 (7594)
It’s already in the middle of October, but as you know, I’m still in the darker times where struggles are present in my life. In the past 6-7 months, I still don’t have any stable job or income at all. Although I have enough saving on the bank (thanks to my backpay from my previous job), I’m afraid that anytime soon it might be gone away because of the expenses that I need such as travel going to the job interview, food for my lunch while job hunting, and renting a computer at the internet café to search job vacancies online. I also decided to hold my monthly healthcare that I had commit to pay since three years ago because I don’t have any income right now as I’m still jobless (this might ruin my future goals, thanks to my former college classmate who encouraged me to join for the financial literacy even though I don’t really have many friends to be on my downline). Continue reading