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 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 206 – Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 (7672)
(This was supposed to be published before the New Year, but because I had other commitments and tiredness from work within the final week of December, this was already overdue to release this episode on my Journal. Sorry for this delay.)
The year 2017 was somewhat challenging in my life most especially in my working career. There were lots of changes that crumbled my mind from one job to another. And yeah, this was the year where I became jobless for months after my wonderful days in San Pedro and finding a job that made me so inconvenient.
I think most the days of 2017 were boring because I had no job, been hard to find a good job, and had boredom at home with lots of distractions. Well, I just want to share my experience about my career in 2017. Continue reading “My 2017 Yearend Review: My Working Career – From Comfort to Discomfort”
Episode 205 – Sunday, December 31st, 2017 (7670)
It has been already the final day of 2017! How time flies! I have experienced the happiness, the struggles, and the unexpected surprises happened from Day 1 until the last day of 2017.It’s like there were ups and downs that I ever had in my life throughout 2017, and I have overcome these in the past 365 days of this year.
Oh well, 2017 might be better compared to 2016, but it’s not enough to be considered as my best year (like what I had in 2014) because of the struggles that I had especially in the middle of the year. Being jobless, sickness and distractions at home, and lack of communication either personal or thru social media were the worst things happened in 2017. However, happiness and gratitude have been my best things that I ever have (especially lately in December).
As my yearender special for this coming New Year, I just want to share my best and my worst happenings in the year 2017: Continue reading “My 2017 Yearend Review: The Best and The Worst”
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 “My 5 Most Memorable Moments at My Old Job in San Pedro”
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 “Exploring Pasay City (Plus Job Training)”
Episode 186 – Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 (7575)
In my current situation, I feel unhappy because of many struggles and problems that I’ve faced right now. Health problems in my family have affected my life at home because of my eldest sister suffering her illness. Distractions are always there especially at home because of my elder brother who has been jobless for three years where his bedroom is “shared” my bedroom thru one door and of my parents. And I have been exhausted in waiting for some miracles in my life because until now I still have no job (for 5-6 months) and no girlfriend (for 27 months) at all. That’s why my life has been so boring right now because of these freaking problems making my happiness ruined.
But there are things that I might be thinking of. These situations might not happen if I supposed to live in a comfortable and happy life and the distractions won’t come. What if… all these things that already happened in my life didn’t happen at all? What if… I might not be the same as what I have been right now? And what if… these good and wonderful things that I had before still exist until now?
Since I have been living in the City of Santa Rosa, Laguna for 25 years (actually just 24 and I’ll explain it later on), I just want to share about 25 what ifs that might change my entire life forever. These might alter my present life in the fullest. Few of these are already discussed in my past episodes in this blog, but I now explain more alternate scenarios that might not be the same as what I have right now. Continue reading “25 What Ifs That Might Change My Life Forever”