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
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 163 – Monday, June 19th, 2017 (7475)
Today is the 156th birthday of Dr. Jose Rizal, our national hero that he fought our country for freedom against the Spanish regime during late 19th century. He was a great genius to distribute his works in the Philippine history. He was a physician, educator, engineer, businessman, historian, farmer, botanist, essayist, linguist, musician, poet, novelist, painter, psychologist, sculptor, surveyor, traveler, zoologist, and more. But because of him, some of my things and happenings were almost similar to what Rizal did during his times. In this episode, I just want to share you about my things that are almost or somewhat similar to our national hero. There are my top 10 lists: Continue reading
Episode 123 – Thursday, January 19th, 2017 (7324)
This episode is the continuation of my two-part story about my top 20 best and most memorable moments in the past 20 years (dating from January 1, 1997 up to December 31, 2016). If you missed the first part from number 20 to 11, you may click my previous episode right here. And now, for the second part, I’ll share to you about my best incidents from 10 to 1 which made me and my life colorful, wonderful, full of happiness, and full of love. There are the lists: Continue reading
Episode 122 – Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 (7322)
In the past 20 years, I’ve experienced lots of unforgettable moments that I ever had in my life. These events made me so happy, grateful, colorful, and full of love. The happiness, having a love life, and wonderful experiences were there during that period. And in this episode, I just want to share my top 20 most memorable moments around my life in the past 20 years (dating from January 1, 1997 up to December 31, 2016). Because I love to write long stories about my personal life, I just decided to divide this topic into two parts (or episodes). And there are the lists: Continue reading
Episode 117 – Friday, December 30th, 2016 (7304)
Advanced Happy New Year! And before the year 2016 ends [so badly], let me share this special episode to you about my best and my worst in my life during that year.
As you know, the year 2016 was so awful year for me because of bad happenings occurred in my life. Distractions, financial disaster, frustrations, and love problems were the main reasons why I was not so happy in the past 12 months. Although there were some important events happened this year like the presidential elections, sporting events that I watched, the deaths of celebrity and sports icons, natural calamities, and the national events where most Filipinos were arguing over the political issues at home, most of the times were not so satisfying, and I’m still frustrated with these things. As I published this for the final time this year, there are the lists of the best and the worst happenings in my life of 2016: Continue reading
Episode 110 – Thursday, December 1st, 2016 (7275)
Well, Christmas is now near, and I know you’ll be excited because there will be Christmas parties, exchanging gifts, raffles, contest, and of course, a long rest and holiday. But there’s one question to you: what was your most memorable moment during Yuletide season? Of course, you have experienced a lot of memories during the cold and breezy season. And there were some precious moments that made you so happy and unforgettable during Christmas.
It’s already December and just 24 days before Christmas, and in this episode, I just share to you about my most memorable Christmas moments that I had in Post-Deaf World Era (since 2005 or after I was transferred to a non-deaf school from a deaf school). I just make Top 10 lists which year from 2005-2015 was the best and the most memorable for me.
Episode 109 – Monday, November 28th, 2016 (7272)
(Photo courtesy from ABS-CBN)
Just few days left before December and I already feel the breeze and cold weather (although there’s no snow in the Philippines) as the Christmas is getting closer and closer. Because it’s just few days to go before Christmas, there are lots of Christmas carols sung by either young kids or adults to solicit at every home. Speaking of that, in most public malls elsewhere, you hear the sweet Christmas songs from Filipino legend Jose Mari Chan such as A Perfect Christmas and Christmas In Our Hearts in which both of these are my favorites during Yuletide season. And of course, when we watch TV, you’ll watch the beautiful and memorable Christmas station IDs (SID) of the TV networks here at the Philippines (despite of having “dirty” competition called “Network War”). In the past several years, the two biggest TV networks have their own Christmas station IDs to remind our Filipinos the spirit and the meaning of Christmas. Although I’ve never watched TV nowadays because I refer to watch internet live streaming from the United States most especially live sports events, I just refer to watch ABS-CBN, called as the “Family” Network, rather than other TV networks. The station has created Christmas SIDs every year making our Filipinos so memorable and cheerful. Continue reading
Episode 41 – Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 (6941)
(Note: I’m now doing this episode at home quite lately because there’s no any internet connection (or WiFi) in the house and around the community.)
Happy New Year everyone! It’s already 2016, and the year 2015 will be forever gone in the past. But let me show to you about the best and the worst happenings occurred in my life in the year 2015.
The year 2015 was just half-happy, half-lonely for me. The half was a healthy love, but the other half was a lonely one. While I was so happy with my love life in the first half of 2015, I became so lonely, loveless and alone on the remaining half after the unexpected break-up of long distance relationship. Let me to share about the best and the worst happenings of 2015: Continue reading
Episode 37 – Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 (6931)
The year 2015 is now going to be end, and there are many things that I’ve passed in the past 12 months. But there’s one thing that I really regret for. And that’s about some people that I had been part of their lives. They are my former friends (and, of course, my special someone that I had loved). It’s so sad to me to regret most unforgettable moments that happened between us in the past. Most especially, within this year, it has been almost 6 months since the breaking-up of my long distance relationship with my loved one, and I really regret some of the romantic moments. Continue reading