Episode 232 – Sunday, July 15th, 2018 (7866)
It’s already the halfway of 2018. But during the first half of that year, many struggles had already happened throughout my life including the tragic situation in my family last May (you know what I mean). Last January, at the start of the year, I wrote an episode that described the events happened in my life in the past 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years ago. If this 2018 may be considered as a tragic year for me even though it has been in the middle, 2013 was my happier year because of having a love life. 2008 and 2003 were my school years where the former was one of my good years because I happily accompanied with my pretty classmate while the latter was somewhat a bad year because of controversies. And finally, 1998 and 1993 were the years where I was so young to explore many things to happen.
Right now, I’m going back in time to explore the past memories that I had in the 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years. But before that, I will share my present life this July 2018. Continue reading “My Life 5-10-15-20-25 Years Ago (for 2nd Half of 2018)”
Episode 230 – Sunday, June 24th, 2018 (7845)
Some Hollywood movies have divided into three parts or sequels which are called trilogy – a set of three works related in theme. My favorite trilogy movie that I ever watched was the Back To The Future series. Released in 1985, 1989, and 1990, I only watched these three parts of that movie for the first time when I was in the United States back in 2005. And speaking though, back then during my high school days, I had studied three different schools – PSD, ASD (both are deaf schools) and IMS (a non-deaf school) in a span of only one year from July 2004 to July 2005. Also, I had attended fourth year high school thrice and had participated in the Junior-Senior (JS) Prom thrice in these three different schools. I think I had a “trilogy” in my school life back then.
Last June 10, the Feast SM Santa Rosa celebrated its third anniversary (after relocating from Central Mall Biñan), and the theme of that celebration was called “Gra3tude”. Unfortunately, I didn’t attend the special event of the Feast SMSR due of grief from the death of my eldest sister (thus, I haven’t attended Feast since May 6). But today, I really don’t mind that it has been three years since My Tent Journal was launched. Yeah, three years had so many incidents happened in my life including the break-up of my long distance relationship (LDR) with my textmate. Obviously, it has been also three years when I became loveless and single after having a LDR which also lasted three years.
From publishing my first ever episode of my journal (blog) and eventually the break-up until the darkest times, I just want to share my experiences in the past three years. Within three years, my era has been called the Post-LDR Era with a series of heartbroken and loveless moments, boredom, slight happiness, and grief. In that era, I divide it into three different periods that I ever encountered during the three-year span.
Continue reading “Trilogy: 3 Different Periods in Post-LDR Era”
Episode 208 – Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 (7687)
It has been days after the year 2018 started. And I’m not pretty sure if it will be a great year for me because I still have problems that carried over from last year (or even 2016 or after June 2015 – the end of my (long distance) love life). Although my happiness has been somewhat restored thanks to my “special friend” who always contacts me thru Facebook messenger, there are still struggles especially in my family at home. As you know, I have no privacy at my Tent Office which will turn 20 years old (I’ll discuss this in July 2018) and lots of distraction at home where there’s not really enough to have a free time of my own. Utos pa more! Hehehe!
And speaking of 2018, I can’t believe that it has been 10 years ago, in 2008, when I started this series where I wrote the past experiences in my life in 5, 10, and 15 years ago. I was still in college back then, and my life was somewhat better even though my father was too pessimistic back then at home. And because the year 2018 has been fresh, I just want to share the past experiences and happenings around my life within 5-year interval.
Like most of my past episodes of this series (in early January and July), I had written it as “5-10-15-20” where I described my life in the past 5, 10, 15, and 20 years ago. But this time, I’m going to add the events that occurred in my life 25 years ago (which was 1993, and most of you hadn’t been born yet). Well, before going back in my “time machine”, I will share my present life this 2018: Continue reading “My Life 5-10-15-20-25 Years Ago (for 1st Half of 2018)”
Episode 185 – Sunday, September 24th, 2017 (7572)
While I’m still jobless (and loveless, as well), I’m so bored when I’m staying at home with lots of distractions and, sometimes, negativity. My usual activities at home while I’m still looking for a new job are washing the clothes in the morning (twice or thrice per week), washing the dishes (mostly after breakfast and lunch), cleaning the living room (probably weekly or within two weeks), and never ending house tasks (panay utos nang utos, I mean) ordered by my father and my eldest sister who both have their illness (they can’t do or stand on their own). And while I’m in idle times, I just open my laptop to write (or to type rather) my latest and throwback stories for my blog. Aside of eating three important meals every day, I just do watching TV with my family but not at all.
Yeah, I like to watch TV either with my family or alone in one bedroom but nowadays I feel I’m now losing my desire to watch TV because the programs and live shows broadcasted from the Philippine TV are quite boring. Sorry, to be honest, I’m no longer interested to watch TV shows from the Philippines anymore except for sporting events such as PBA or Gilas Pilipinas tournaments. It’s because of non-sense programs (and even commercials) especially in live news programs where they always deliver negative issues in our beloved country – dirty politics (especially those who are Dutertards or Yellowtards), crimes, corruption in the government, gossip, etc. That’s so embarrassing about the current issues happen right now, isn’t it? I also don’t like to watch too much teleseryes where their storylines are quite similar to other teleseryes shown in the past. And I hate to watch foreign movies, mostly from Hollywood, that are always tagalized (translated to Filipino) in most TV networks in the Philippines. Continue reading “Watching From Internet Streaming Rather Than On TV”
Episode 182 – Friday, September 8th, 2017 (7556)
It’s already September. And although I’m not an American or living in the United States, it’s the start of the (American) football season where college football teams are now playing against each other as well as the beginning of the new season of National Football League (NFL). While I’m waiting for the opening season of the National Basketball Association (NBA) after lots of “drama” during offseason (Hello, Kyrie Irving), I’m so excited to get some updates for the upcoming season of NFL as well as Major Baseball League (MLB).
Unfortunately, since I became jobless and my former “exile country” in San Pedro was already dissolved, I will be unable to watch these games, particularly some primetime games from NFL, thru internet live streaming. As you know, I don’t have internet connection at home even the 4G signal has been slow and disrupted most of the times. I can rent a computer from the internet café outside, but I will waste my time and my money (around 12-15 pesos per hour and the internet connection is sometimes disrupted). And since most of the games are broadcasted in primetime TV within 12 hours apart, I can’t watch these live in the morning up to noon at the internet café even though I already tried this situation only once when I watched 2015 World Series. If ever I have a job right now, I can’t even watch these live games thru internet inside the office while working (or else I will be caught for sure). One more thing, I can watch these, either live or delayed, thru cable TV, but I don’t even have cable TV at home, and it is rare to broadcast some games from NFL or MLB in the Philippines via cable (only NBA is the most watched by most Filipino basketball fans). Continue reading “Live Streaming”
Episode 181 – Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 (7551)
The year 2017 might not be another good year for me as last year (2016) because of many bad, tragic and unexpected incidents that happened most especially in my working career, in my finances, in my love life (I’m still single for two long years) and my family as well. Even though there are still four months remaining before the year 2018, it’s not enough to be considered this year as my good year. I’m still within the darker and worse times right now unlike three years ago.
Yeah, three years ago, my life was way, way better and more wonderful because I had lots of blessings and abundance. I had a better, nicer job that there’s a real convenience. I had a lovable girlfriend despite of having long distance relationship. I had a happy and healthy family despite that some misunderstandings. And of course, I had a great commitment with God as I continued to attend and to serve at The Feast. These best things made me and my life so wonderful and colorful. But these were already gone three years ago (except for my attendance and my service at The Feast), I totally miss the year with reminiscence to remember my past around few years ago particularly the year 2014. Continue reading “Was 2014 The New 1997 of My New Era?”
Episode 166 – Friday, July 7th, 2017 (7493)
It’s already halfway through of 2017, but until now I’m still looking for happiness because of many struggles happened during the first half of this year. I thought this year would be my best and happiest year, but after all happiest moments happened during the first two months of 2017, what happened next? Evil distractions strike my current life again! Oh no! I became unhappy and bored because I lost a job, not once but twice, and my desire to text or to chat with somebody. Boredom has been there again after having (short-lived) happiness at the start of 2017. Gosh!
But anyway, last January, I published an episode about the things and events happened in my life 5, 10, 15 and 20 years ago. And now, it’s already July and entering the second half of 2017. I will discuss about the same with slight differences compared to what I had done during the first half. To clarify, all these events, including the technology and gadgets that I had, movies that released during that year, music, and hit TV series, happened within the second half in the past 5, 10, 15 and 20 years. Continue reading “5-10-15-20 (for 2nd Half of 2017)”