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 219 – Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 (7749)
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 217 – Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 (7736)
At my present job in Pasay, my three co-workers at the Pre-Press have rendered their overnight work to finish their job (especially in plating on the artwork) due of rush deadline on a project. They come at work around 8 in the morning then render overtime to finish their job until past midnight, and finally sometimes they can sleep at the office until the dawn when I come again at work in a brand new day. Most of the times, they don’t change their clothes or go home after work overnight. As I have been new in that company, they have told me that I will experience this thing as what they’re doing especially working overtimes and overnight, never go home for their loved ones, and stay at the office for at least two or three days. However, for me, this might be the worst type of job that I ever work because of harsh and stressful environment that might cause my colleagues into unhealthy.
But the good thing is that I’ve been working there as a probationary employee, need to render my working time for at least 6 months before becoming a regular employee of that company. And if ever, at the end of my probationary, I might decide either I’ll pursue my “new” career at pre-press or not. But probably, it’s better to not pursue my future there because, as I wrote about it two months ago, I might change my career something new and better. And yes, I really hate to be stressed in a harsh working environment like this where my colleagues usually stay at the office for 33 hours straight (although they can sleep there during wee hours). Continue reading “Remembering My (Almost) 24-Hour Straight at Work”
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”
Episode 210 – Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 (7694)
In the past 7 years since I graduated from college, I have worked hard to achieve my dreams for my family and also for my future. But what happened to my career life throughout 7 years? Hmmm… still no progress! While some of my former college classmates and friends have already enjoyed their better lives because of their good job such as promotions or level-up into higher position and better salary, my career life has been somewhat the same as what I first started to work back in late 2010, thanks to those who “ruined” my career. The worst times that I had happened just last year when I became jobless and having hard time finding a new job. Until last November, I finally got a new job in Pasay; however, things might be worse for me because of uncomfortable job position that I ever have right now.
I don’t know what I am explaining about, but why doesn’t my career life become successful so far? Has this been worsened because of those distractions in the past 7 years that bother my future goals? Well, I will discuss for this episode where my career life doesn’t grow into the fullest because of these situations. Continue reading “My Career Life Has Been Worsened (?)”
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 207 – Monday, January 8th, 2018 (7678)
(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.)
Last year, 2017, I didn’t know what I was going to do in my love life because, for almost whole year, I was still searching, looking for a better love. From the infamous “love disaster” happened in 2016, I wanted 2017 to start something new and to explore another opportunity that somebody would open my heart again after two years (within Post-LDR Era). Although it was granted when I met more new friends after one wonderful retreat in February, it might not be enough to fulfill my happiness until someone would restore my happiness at the end of the year after months of boredom.
Well, that was my love life in 2017 where it might be better than in the past few years since Post-LDR Era, but still in the end, it remained no “love relationship” to open my heart again. I will discuss this for my yearend review for the last year, 2017. Continue reading “My 2017 Yearend Review: My Love Life – Still Looking But… Almost”