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end of year survey meme thing – 2015 edition

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It feels like I only post to recap my years. LOL.

Where did you begin 2015?
At home as usual.

What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before?

  • Went to Cambodia (and, on a related note, went to a place where genocide happened. It was… quite a depressing learning experience.
  • Got a guitar pick at a concert(!!!). LOVE U THE SCRIPT
  • Drove an automatic!
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January 1, 2016 at 1:06 pm

end of year survey meme thing – 2014 edition

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aka in which you see how much I’ve fallen in love with Australia. sigh.

Where did you begin 2014?
At home, watching the neighbors’ fireworks — still. The parents who used to live in the house in front of ours kissed at midnight, aww.

What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before?

  • Went on a trip with my sister and not my parents. twice.
  • Went on a trip that I paid for, with my parents.
  • WENT TO AUSTRALIAAAAAAAA
    • Experienced winter! Not a snowy winter, but temperatures were in the single digits. Finally got to wear a coat and gloves and a million layers, haha.
    • Went to a concert outside the Philippines (actually went to two)
    • SAW BASTILLE LIVE WHICH IS ITS OWN ITEM BECAUSE IT WAS THE GREATEST
    • SAW SNOW. AHHHH. Though it doesn’t snow in Sydney, there’s this mountain place (called the Snowy Moutains. How creative, Australia.) where it does and people go to ski and stuff. It wasn’t snowing the day we were there but it had snowed for most of the week before so it was all white and fluffy (and wet and cold. haha)
    • BUILT A SNOWMAN. A tiny, pathetic one.
    • Lived on my own AND abroad. I say lived because hey, it was a long time and I had an apartment (that I didn’t pay for lolol) and bought groceries and cooked. And took out the garbage. Let me pretend, okay lol.
    • Spent my birthday not at home — and in another country, in fact. Not with my family.

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January 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm

end of year survey meme thing – 2013 edition

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Where did you begin 2013?
At home, watching the neighbors’ fireworks.

What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?
Went abroad with just my friends and no family. Went on an actual trip with Fatimang and Clar (six years after high school and the farthest we’d gone before this was Nico’s house in Antipolo). Got surgery (okay, minor only to remove a wisdom tooth, but still!). Got stitches. Got a credit card (finally)!

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January 8, 2014 at 12:51 am

light up, light up, as if you have a choice

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I’ve been on leave for the last three days, technically been on break for five days (since Saturday). It’s… restful. I get to sleep a lot. Finished a book today. Watched a couple of movies. Had my hair done. I should probably be studying for an exam I have to take, but I just really need to not work for a while. Though the kind of busy I’ve been in the last few months was the good kind of busy, I need a break. You know you really do when your own boss yells “Get a life!” at you… predictably while you are doing your nth overtime in the last few months.

Could’ve been better though, if I didn’t twist my knee last Sunday, and then go to the mall (to buy my shiny new camera!!) despite that, which aggravated it even further. Sunday night until Monday I spent on the couch, elevating and resting the knee like I should’ve. Blame my mother, she wouldn’t believe I was in actual pain until I probably made her arm numb with my death grip as I really could not walk without assistance. The knee feels loads better now, although still a little stiff. Hopefully it won’t be a problem when I go to Malaysia/Singapore this weekend until next week.

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I’m watching old concert videos right now, particularly Snow Patrol’s, and fuck, that was a good concert. I feel like crying just watching them play ugh they are SO GOOD. Also I might possibly be tearing up from nostalgia because this was one of K and my last concerts together, and one of the best.

The Script is coming up in 11 days and I won’t have her there and it’s sad because she’d finally seen the light and became a fan and now she won’t get to see them.

…right, so the separation anxiety is still happening, after all these weeks.

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March 20, 2013 at 9:16 pm

end of year survey meme thing – 2012 edition

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Where did you begin 2012?
In Nueva Ecija. I think. I don’t actually remember much except for my mad scramble to finish 100 movies within the year.

What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
Drove 120kph. Interviewed someone for a job. Went to Boracay (and partied like it’s the end of the world?). Did something only Kim and a couple of people know.

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January 2, 2013 at 10:42 pm

wanted: work-life balance.

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Last week I was at dinner with Camille and her boyfriend Mico, and Mico told me how he’s amazed that I can still go out after a long day’s work (I had to do overtime that day and was late to dinner. So by “I was at dinner” I actually mean I was eating while they were done long before I arrived). He asked me how I do it.

My answer? I can’t not do it. Even if at 6pm I still had no idea when I would even leave the office. Even if at 7:30, the meeting time I set, I was just on my way to the MRT station from work, I had to do it. Because if I don’t, then my life will just be work and sleep and that is just disgusting and I hate it and I might actually go insane. So every opportunity I get, I hang out with friends, even though I’ll regret it in the morning. Actually I don’t, it’s worth the lost sleep, actually having a life. It’s also the driving force behind my project 50/120/500 challenge (which I am way behind on, oh shit) — for nights that I’m not out, I make sure to read or watch something, do something before collapsing into bed and repeating the process all over again. I don’t want to be an Uncle Henry. What’s an Uncle Henry, you say?

He worked hard from morning till night and did not know what joy was.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Lyman Frank Baum

That’s an Uncle Henry.

Seriously, there’s gotta be more to life than this.

My ex-thesis partner says he wants to try stuff — wall-climbing, bungee jumping, anything. I am so, so tempted to join him, despite my paralyzing fear of heights (no for real, take me to a place high/narrow/terrifying enough and I will sob like a two-year-old), because as he said, when we get old we’ll be stuck in a boring life, but right now we are young so we should do things. Actually when I get old I don’t want to be boring either, but I gotta start now before I end up being a boring retiree in a 20-something’s body.

The problem is I don’t have the time. I have money now for all — well, a lot of — the things I want to do, but time is never enough. I spend at least 9 hours a day at work, another 3 to 4 commuting, several more for getting ready in the morning and sleeping and such. Which leaves me with a few hours to try to feel human again and not a robot. Today was a holiday and I still feel like I barely got to do anything, even though in lieu of a lunch with friends that didn’t push through, I got to finish a book, watch a movie, watch an Azkals game (which I haven’t done in a while). Weekends are never enough. Even that one week I took off in April wasn’t enough. I don’t know, where does time go? Possibly to my sleep, because I can’t live on four hours of sleep a night like I used to do in college. But sleep is important, I love sleep. Bah. I wish there were 48 hours in a day, but the workday would still remain the same, so I could sleep 12 hours every night and still have time to have fun. Someone call me when Apple has invented a product to do that.

year one.

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well that was fast.

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June 6, 2012 at 11:53 pm