Episode 227 – Thursday, May 17h, 2018 (7807)
(I haven’t been writing my journal for weeks due of freaking hectic work schedule that makes me fatigue, having problems in my family particularly to my eldest sister who has been confined at the hospital for two weeks, and poor ventilation at home due of summer time.)
Kids out there are really enjoying their summer vacation while the school is now on break. But for those career people like me, there’s no summer vacation except there are some summer outings or gatherings provided by the company (however, I’ve never experienced to have a summer company outing with my officemates and provided by the company, except for 2016). It’s so unfortunate for me to not experience summer outing with my officemates because of heavy works that I have worked frequent overtimes (and probably an overnight). My work is now like “hell” without getting any rest, and that makes me fatigue, not just only in the workplace, but also in travel where I commute almost 25 miles away from home for 6 stressful days with traffic and inconvenience. That might be the worst summer time that I ever have at my work right now. Continue reading “My First Ever Crush During Summer”
Episode 225 – Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 (7777)
Last holy week, I went to Enchanted Events Place to attend Kerygma Lenten Recollection (KLR): So Loved where I was a servant (for Day 1) and an attendee (for Day 3). I didn’t attend Day 2 because of fatigue and need to have an enough rest. But on the third day of the event (Black Saturday), I decided to attend the event even though I was so late to come because I was waiting for others to accompany going there. While waiting at the tricycle terminal at Balibago Complex, I saw my beloved friend, just called her “Gail”, coming together with her friend to the place where I stood. However, I felt that she somewhat “snubbed” me even though I was trying to wave my right hand (with my cellphone) to her just only few inches away. She just rode inside a tricycle going to the event without noticing me. I was wondering if did she “snub” me at the terminal or… was she just “blind”? Hmmm…
This situation was somewhat similar last year when we went to the Calamba, Laguna together with our fellow servants from Feast SM Santa Rosa for our summer outing. I became moody because she had other companion sitting inside the bus, so that I felt alone sitting with other Youth servants who were so noisy during that time. When we arrived to our destination, I just “snubbed” her even though she greeted me after I got off from the bus. Hayyysss… I felt I was so snobbish during that time, but days later I apologized her about that incident. Continue reading “Snobbish Moments”
Episode 224 – Thursday, April 12th, 2018 (7772)
Last Sunday, the second Sunday after Easter, I went to SM City Santa Rosa to attend my favorite Sunday habit – the Feast. Despite of having lack of sleep after I worked overtime and went home almost midnight, I was still able to energize myself attending Feast with my fellow friends. Before I went up, I decided to go at the appliance store to look something that I might buy for my family at home. I only looked up there for some 10 minutes before I went to the Feast while the holy mass was on-going. I immediately went to the media booth of Visual Ministry where my friend, Lou Layacan and Earl Pascua were there. But while attending the mass, I had still something looking for. I was looking for Abby Maldo who was there as she said on our Facebook chat before I went to the Feast. I didn’t see her on the lower side of the cinema, but I was sure that she was sitting on the upper side with her friend. Right after the mass, I went there looking for her, and she spotted me. She accompanied me with her long-time friend (whom I once had a chat with her before) downstairs where we would sit near the stage. Suddenly, she told me that my “special someone”, who’s also her long-time friend, would attend the Feast, and I was so surprised yet so excited because I would be with her again attending together with Abby and her friends at the Feast, just like last KLR. Minutes later, my “special someone”, accompanied by Abby, came wearing with her pretty outfit which made me so glad to see and to be with her again. We talked gently especially about the new talk series of the Feast called OFW: Overcome Family Worries. Continue reading “Happy Moments at the Feast”
Episode 222 – Monday, April 2nd, 2018 (7762)
Happy Easter! And it’s not just an April Fool’s Day (although it was yesterday) but also the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Even though I have been so tired from the holy week activities just like Kerygma Lenten Recollection (KLR), I’m still so blessed and so loved.
And speaking though, last week, I had an enough load at work where I came there for my job for two and a half working days (without having overtime due of low volume of production). But wait… why was two and a half? Just last Wednesday, I just decided to render my undertime at work because of the preparation of KLR where the worship night was held a day before the Day 1 of the KLR event. Well, it was my first time to render my time at work in Pasay for just a half working day (1/6 of a whole day to be exact), and I was only permitted because I and my other colleagues were nothing to do at the workplace (due of holy week season). And I was thinking about rushing passengers at the bus terminal due of long vacation. However, around 1 o’clock in the afternoon, there were only few passengers coming to ride a bus going to their provinces so that I didn’t have to be worried for that. Continue reading “So Loved to Attend KLR”
Episode 220 – Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 (7750)
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”
Episode 218 – Saturday, March 10th, 2018 (7739)
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 (?)”
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???”