Waking up dedicates as the start of a new day, seeing the bright sunrise (if it’s not rainy), and having a fresh air in the morning. From a long and nice sleep, waking up in the morning is the most important thing that we ever have in our everyday lives. But in my present life, I’m now waking up with the dark sky and without the presence of the sun (although I see its little brightness lately due of summer time). I’m waking up because of my job where I prepare for myself to travel about 24 miles away from home with lots of traffic and inconveniences for my work 6 days per week. Yeah, I rise up around 5:15 in the morning just to prepare for my work, and during Mondays, I wake up as early as 4:30 due of rush hour where there are lots of passengers waiting for a long queue at the bus terminal going for their work or school further (this is already a usual situation where I’ve been late most of the times). Since I began to work at a printing press company in November 2017, this has been my usual routine where I always wake up too early in the morning. Continue reading “Waking Up So Early”→
In most families, there are children where they’re bonding each other in one big family. They are called siblings as they call themselves as brothers or sisters because they’re born in the same parents. Some only have two siblings while others have minimum number of 3, but some have a bigger one (more than 10, just like a complete line-up of a basketball team). Some few others are twins or even triplets, quadruplets, or quintuplets. Sometimes they call themselves as “best friend” because they’re living together in one home. However, there are some that they are only child (solo flight). They might be happy because they’re solo in their own things, but some don’t because they’re alone without having a brother or a sister playing and bonding each other.
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”→
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?”→
Episode 213 – Saturday, February 10th, 2018 (7711)
Barkada, tropa, circle of friends, or simply troops are always relating to a group of people who have their close friendships in a long time. They’re usually childhood playmates or former school classmates or friends. Especially from their early teens (mostly in high school), they started to build their friendships that will last forever (for at least until their adulthood). However, despite of having many friends most especially from the Feast, I don’t really have any tropa or group of friendship as of now.
Sometimes, I’m envious to other friends who have their own tropa. My beloved friend from Feast named Abby has her barkada from her high school in which their friendships are going strong for many years. They usually have their bonding moments like visiting the house of one of their friends, going to the mall together, eating many food, having drinking session, mountain hiking, and gathering in overnight swimming. These moments are absolutely not present in my life. However, Abby is not only one that has tropa. I have also some friends who have their barkada from high school. One of my former college classmates named Mhercy has her tropa from her high school who were also her schoolmates in college back then. And back when I was in high school, I encountered a circle of friends who were also my classmates in non-deaf school (that group was led by my pretty and smartest classmate who was also my first non-deaf crush), and it was called themselves as “T-flip”, well I guess. Continue reading “Troops”→
While I am thinking to change my career totally from being a graphic artist into something new, I might decide to pursue one of my dreams to become a special education (SPED) teacher where I will teach students who have difficulties in speech and hearing (in other word, deaf). It is because I have knowledge in sign language since I studied in a deaf school back several years ago. However, I will need to go back school again to study education (for at least two years or so) and take a professional exam to become a certified teacher for special education. But I have another option to use my “hidden” talent for my profession – to become a sign language interpreter.
My 7 years working in graphics might not grow or fulfill my career life although I already have lots of working experience on that field. But I just want to change my working career totally because I’ve been so tired to have restless and harsh environment with skeptic boss, strict monitoring, being bullied by some co-workers, and too much plenty of overtimes (and overnights too) as a graphic artist/designer. Even though I like designing and creating layouts in graphics, my job might be the one of the most stressful because of its clients wanting to have perfect design and giving a short deadline to finish the design. I really regret why I chose the field in graphics as my profession rather than becoming a SPED teacher (although the former was somewhat related to my chosen college course as Information Technology or I.T. because I love to use computers). But if ever I chose educational course back in college, I would have become a teacher in my present life teaching special students who are deaf. Continue reading “My Possible Return to “Deaf World””→