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
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
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
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
Episode 165 – Sunday, June 25th, 2017 (7481)
How time flies! It has been two years where my life is filled with blessings and grateful moments. But in other side, it has also been two years that I became bored, depressed, and my life is filled with distractions, disasters, and restless struggles.
But I’m so glad for this moment because I have been writing my journal (this blog) for two years. I can’t believe that I already wrote more than 160 episodes in the past two years! I think I can compile all of my past episodes into a book (or probably about two or three books) about the happenings around my life and its surroundings. I still remember about my first ever episode published on June 24, 2015 where I shared about the relocation of the Feast of Bro. Andreus “Dreus” Cosio from Central Mall Biñan to SM City Santa Rosa and my trip to Bataan with my… well I’ll discuss it later! Hehehe! Continue reading
Episode 161 – Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 (7469)
The Golden State Warriors winning their second NBA title in three seasons after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers, 129-120, in Game 5 of NBA Finals (Photo courtesy from ESPN)
Earlier today (Philippine time), I watched the Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals between defending champions Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. Although I didn’t watch the whole game (I didn’t know why but feel some restless), I found out that the Warriors led in the 4th quarter and in the end, they won the game 129-120 over the Cavaliers to end the series, 4 games to 1. Kevin Durant, coming from his former team, Oklahoma City Thunder during offseason, was awarded as Finals Most Valuable Player, and it was his first ever NBA title for his 10th season. This is the third straight time that these two great teams meet in the Finals where the Warriors won in 2015 while the Cavaliers regained to win their first ever championship after coming back from 3-1 deficit. Continue reading
Episode 129 – Thursday, February 9th, 2017 (7345)
Last Monday, I was able to watch Super Bowl LI of National Football League (NFL) between New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons thru internet live streaming. I just came at the office late, and I only watched the halftime show where Lady Gaga did her solo superb performance. Right after halftime, the Falcons led 21-3, and I thought that they would go to win their first ever Super Bowl championship. But things made worse once again. Trailing by 28-3 in the middle of third quarter, the Patriots made their historic and unbelievable comeback when they scored 25 straight points including two 2-point conversions after touchdown to force overtime which was the first time in the history of Super Bowl. I didn’t finish watching the match because the live streaming was buffering, and I felt shocked because I wanted the Falcons to win the championship rather than the Patriots who had been a 4-time Super Bowl Champs. When I checked at ESPN.com, I showed that the Patriots already won the match over the Falcons, 34-28, to capture their fifth Super Bowl championship. Pareng Tom Brady, nakararami ka na ah? Hahaha! Continue reading
Episode 115 – Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 (7302)
I’ve witnessed the sporting events that gave the team into success. Thanks to the powerful internet live streaming, I was able to watch live sports most especially from the professional leagues in North America (particularly United States) such as the National Football League (NFL – American Football), the Major League Baseball (MLB), and my all-time favorite, the National Basketball Association (NBA). Throughout this year, I had watched some significant match-ups such as NBA Playoffs, NBA Finals, NFL regular season games, and the World Series of MLB thru live streaming. I loved to watch sports, and these caused me to ease my boredom from work while being idle or feeling some frustration especially my loveless life, so that I really enjoyed watching these games live (and I loved U.S. commercials too) straight from the computer (rather than TV set).
But this year, I witnessed the biggest and most shocking sporting events that I ever watched either thru live TV or internet streaming. In this episode, I just want to have flashback about the happenings in the world of sports this 2016. Continue reading
Episode 102 – Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 (7247)
Just earlier today (at my work), I was able to watch Game 7 of 2016 World Series (of Major League Baseball) where the Chicago Cubs finally won a World Series champion over Cleveland Indians four games to three to end their long, long championship drought after 108 years (their last won in 1908). They came back from 1-3 deficit to win a World Series title which has been only their club’s third championship and first since 1908 (I don’t know how many people in this world who born before 1908 are still alive until now), ending the Curse of the Billy Goat that was existed since 1945 (Cubs’ final World Series appearance until this year). And for Indians (the Tribe), well, they continue their championship drought after winning their last World Series title in 1948, but that’s okay for the City of Cleveland because last June, the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA, led by Finals MVP and Northeast Ohio native, LeBron “King” James, ended the city’s sports curse of 52 long years (since Browns winning NFL championship in 1964) after winning an NBA title over 73-win Golden State (not Golden City where I live there) Warriors in the best-of-seven finals (they also came back from 1-3 deficit to win the series). Continue reading
Episode 78 – Friday, July 8th, 2016 (7129)
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers winning their first NBA championship after defeating Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of 2016 NBA Finals ending the 52-year championship drought in the city of Cleveland (Photo courtesy of Reuters)
Almost three weeks ago, I was able to watch NBA Finals (thru internet live streaming) between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the defending champion, Golden State Warriors. It was thrilled to watch especially in Game 7 where the Cavaliers (Cavs, for short) escaped the Warriors to win its first NBA title in franchise history, and it was historical for Cavs because of their incredible comeback from 1-3 deficit to win a best-of-7 championship series (the first to do so in the NBA Finals history). I felt so happy for them because they’re not only clutching their first NBA title since entering the league in 1970 but also ending the 52-year championship drought for the city of Cleveland after NFL’s Browns won the championship in 1964. Cleveland is now no longer a sports curse city. Continue reading