Thursday, July 16, 2009

a day in a life of another

An opportunity like this doesn't happen everyday. Since things are still in limbo in my own workplace, I might as well grab the opportunity of getting myself out of all off the hype and be somewhere else. I texted Catherine for help and she was very much willing to take me with her in her work out of town. Everything was set.

I just enjoyed being just there for the ride. Having to live a life of a med rep made me appreciate the work and how hard these guys are doing their job. Its never a bad thing to also learn some rep lingo such as "balikan", "sleeping" and "ins" and "outs". It was interesting to eavesdrop to their conversations while still trying to digest "consciousness" and "presence" from Ekhart Tolle's "A New Earth".

Tat felt sleepy on our way back so I tried reading to her some pages. There were some ideas that we tried to reflect on and I think the whole thing made Jason sleep in an instant.

Monday, July 13, 2009

who am i to break down?

"Here I am with all the pleasures of the first world
Laid out before me who am I to breakdown?

Everyday I wake up,I choose Love
I choose Light
And I try, it’s too easy just to fall apart"

Listening to the Submarines constantly reminds me of the events that will unveil in the next month. I'll try my very best not to fall apart then.

I had a good start for the week today. Even if there was a local transportation strike today, I still was able to go to work on time. I also found the classes today very light and open. Something tells me the students have a light disposition and they are very open to learn and participate today.

One can only hope this gets better everyday.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

i so envy jon's passion

I think I'm still not done with Coldplay fever. Jon Schmidt's interpretation is so moving. I hear the upright piano in the sala now screaming, "What are you waiting for? Get the score now! Play it on me, please!"

Yeah right! Like I could play like him, I just wish.

Friday, July 10, 2009

what tweaking does

Trying to tweak my phone wantonly, I thought of trying to change its password. You see, my phone has this password feature that you could keep your pictures, music and messages safe from potential scandal providers. Now this feature can be accessed in the phone settings which also includes PIN check and Phone Lock. I got it all messed up and ended up changing the PIN... thrice. Then the worst thing happened to a prepaid subscriber who has not kept his PUK. I have definitely lost the battle. It was like my adrenaline was maximized and woke me up from my then stupid state to the sad reality that I will not be able to use the number anymore. I searched the web for consolation, called up their hot line with the person on the other line not even trying to keep his American twang (since he's sure he takes local consumers).

I have had a quite similar experience (does losing a phone count?) with the other network and they were able to give me a new SIM but I retained my phone number with it. This network, on the other hand, said they don't "recycle" numbers. I was just making the person on the other line realize that it would be quite tedious on my part to get another SIM and tell my more than 500 contacts that I have just changed number. I got a "just-read-this-line-if-the-consumer-is-annoying" response saying "We are very sorry about that, sir... Blah, blah, blah." My efforts were futile.

The next day, I was in the mall trying to figure out if I my new number would have a 6 on it (I just think its a lucky number for me). It didn't.

And then the sad attempt to let all 500 know about how one day I was reckless started.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

sesqui night

Xavier University celebrated the sesquicentennial (150 years) celebration of the return of the Jesuits to the Philippines. The event started with the Mass of the Holy Spirit in the afternoon and the Closing of the XU@75 Celebration. I got to work out the scripts for the narrators of the show. I don't know with Direk Bart, I ended up as one.

Adlai, Maxine and TJ were the student narrators of the show. Gil Macaibay made these stunning wardrobes.

Angie and Chevy were part of the faculty narrators. I'm the odd man out. I must have been just a replacement for someone who didn't show up. Haha!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

love it!

Met my brother Darwin at the Terrace and ate dinner. He then introduced me to Gelatissimo. He said I should try it. I got Choco Hazelnut and Tiramisu. A lot of people were getting their flavors. I suggest you try one too.

Christie, Jessa and Melanie got to try the Edge Coaster at the Regency. They got to have certificates too.

I got the call from the Embassy. I am to report on June 5. One more step.