Friday, July 27, 2007

LSS... Aaarrrggghhh!!! Lolz...

July 25, 2007...

Last Song Syndrome

Came across this song at a stopover on our way to Pampanga on official business. The song stuck ever since. Lolz...

There's something about Hikaru Utada's style that appealed to me I guess. Sometimes you get that feeling you won't need a translator to figure out what she's singing.

July 26, 2007...

What da heck?

Work has been a blur. Have a milestone deadline to meet by the end of the month. Not that I NEED to strictly meet that deadline, as long as nothing in the quality of work has been compromised. Been going up and down the building on average twice a day. And the building's getting taller and taller. With another building getting set to get off the ground in the next couple of days, the phrase "having my hands full" will soon become a major understatement.

Whatda... Somebody just firewalled(?) my YM AND Blogger! WTF?! What's so freaking wrong with an IM service? And why is only one blogging service firewalled while other blogging services being used by other officemates are still up and running? The logic in this "selective filtering" crap is something I just don't see. =((

Only when I got home was I able to surf the net properly, only to learn that Aperire's going abroad, for how long, she didn't exactly say. For someone who's already a few thousand miles away, the knowledge of knowing that she'll be couple thousand miles farther away still saddens me. Lot's of friends and officemates have been going abroad for better opportunities lately, and it's been a trend that will take some time to reverse itself. Well, I wish her all the luck and hope she keeps in touch somehow.

July 27, 2007...

Blind Item

Have some disappointments in a couple of friends. Some of these disappointments are observed, or just heard from reliable sources. Despite all that, I would still give them the benefit of the doubt...

Closing Remarks

It's. Automatic. +P

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Midnight Snack...

July 22, 2007...

Had a sudden craving for peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It just happened. Bought a small jar of Jif (chose creamy over chunky for now), Smuckers (strawberry preserves) and a small loaf of Gardenia at a nearby grocery and I was set. And here I sit, in front of my computer with sandwich in hand. :D

For the life of me, I just realized that I never really HAD a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. EVER. Why is that? For starters, having a midnight snack when we were kids is simply unheard of since you're most likely be violating curfew. And in those days, I was more of a condensed milk (Milk Maid anyone?) and pandesal kinda guy. Only later on did I learn to eat a peanut butter- or jelly sandwich separately, but together? Guess it's never too late to try one out. It's practically an American icon in itself, so what could possibly go wrong?

Didn't exactly take the rocket scientist's approach. Pretty straightforward really. Just took two pieces of bread, spread a thin layer of peanut butter on one slice, strawberry jelly on the other and bring the two together, and voila! My first peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Now with a tall glass of ice water nearby, it's time to taste test my masterpiece...

Hmmm... didn't take long for me to figure out some minor adjustments to my second sandwich. My peanut butter's spread a little thin so that's addressable. I think two pieces of bread is better than a double decker. Strawberry's good, blueberry and raspberry might do as well. And water's still the better choice over soda or juice to wash the peanut butter down. Milk still is tops but sadly, I ran out. (Mental note to self: re-stock)

Guess that's what's fun about failure on this test. I get a chance to adjust and try again. ;)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Three's Ver. BI21...

Following Katia's lead...

Three Things That Scare Me
1. Heights
2. Something hitting my eyes
3. Breaking bones

Three People Who Make Me Laugh
1. Whoever's on Comedy Central Presents
2. Mom when she's with Dad
3. Dad when he's with Mom

Three Things I Love
1. Billiards
2. Music
3. Gaming

Three Things I Hate
1. People talking behind my back
2. Blood
3. People who try to lie their way out of trouble

Three Things I Don't Understand
1. Why people have to lie
2. Why some people just don't get along
3. Some telenovelas

Three Things On My Desk
1. A pair of dice (there's a story behind that)
2. A pen
3. A dictionary

Three Things I Am Doing Right Now
1. Blogging
2. Chatting
3. Painting miniatures

Three Things I Want To Do Before I Die
1. Get married
2. Have kids
3. Leave a worthwhile legacy

Three Things I Can Do
1. Card reading
2. Lend a listening ear
3. Make the world a better place ;)

Three Things I Can't Do
1. Swim
2. Ride a bike
3. Walk the tightrope

Three Things I Think You Should Listen To
1. Yourself
2. The ocean
3. God

Three Things You Should Never Listen To
1. Gossip shows
2. Old-school politicians
3. Squeaky chalk

Three Things I Want To Learn
1. Photography
2. Cook
3. Violin

Three Favorite Foods
1. Sushi
2. Steak
3. Crab

Three Shows I Watched As A Kid
1. Sesame Street
2. Voltes V
3. Star Rangers

Three Sets Of Three People I Am Tagging
1. Obi
2. Salubri
3. Aperire

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Slow Sunday Carrying To Monday...

July 15, 2007...

I miss the Weekday Warrior Sessions. I get to play an extra game of 40k with the boyz other than the weekends, and even that too doesn't happen on a regular basis. I miss the action, the mental preparation, and the battle of wits with friends. And most of all, I miss the fun. Hope to get a chance to play this coming weekend.

I tried to set up my painting stuff as well as a couple of figs to paint in case the painting bug bites me. So far, no dice. I don't seem to have the inspiration to paint. Hope that feeling comes back soon. I'd better bring my stuff along tomorrow in case I suddenly feel like painting in the office again the next time I sleep over.

Been listening to a girl at work regarding her boyfriend having to understand her personal issues. First off I felt the guy's plight kinda sounds unfair. Somehow I could relate considering I'm somewhat on the receiving end of a similar situation as well. Us guys sometimes have to have extra enhanced telepathy to be able to understand women. Well, whatever it takes I guess.

July 16, 2007

My car's a mess. Just realized that before going to work. I need to take care of it more. As if my finances haven't been hurt enough already. Sounds like an ominous sign to the start of my week.

First order of business at the office is going off-site to Bulacan to check on one of the subcontractor's plant output and hope to get them back in line with our construction schedule. Already 3 weeks delayed as of my first assessment and we hope to address that on this trip. This should keep me busy for most of the day.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Mid-Year Crisis? Don't Think So...

July 2, 2007...


Gosh, I just turned 37... WOW. So, how does if feel like to be 37 you may ask? Still feels like 36 a year ago, and 35 two years before that, etc. Hehehe...

I'm going to work in a couple of hours. Let's see how quietly I can pass the day. :)


Timed in, just inside the coding cutoff. At least the office Biometric remembers my birthday when I timed in. Hmmm... +P


Hey, somebody actually remembers my birthday! Well, wouldn't that comfort me when I later find out that he remembers because me and his BOYFRIEND were born on the same day? #-o


Just got a call from my Mom at the office at the office landline then I realized I actually forgot to bring my cellfone in my rush to get to the office before coding. #-o Sign of old age? Lolz.

Work went on its usual... err... so far.

Had a brief lunch with those I work directly. Just a simple bucket meal. Had a laugh.


Rained hard outside just as my officemates were about to leave. I have to wait it out until 7PM. Rain's supposed to be a sign of good luck.


Had a last minute meeting regarding work. Seriously considering taking the day off tomorrow and coordinate my work from the comforts of home.


Arrived just in time to see my parents off to bring my Gorgeous Sister to her nursing duty in QC. Have some spaghetti and BBQ, but will wait it out till they get back so that I'm not eating alone. Kinda pathetic ain't it? Got 13 messages, more than half of them work related, nothing surprising. Decided to check out my Horoscope online...

Daily Forecast:

Is your money (or lack thereof) causing you stress right now? In order to get out from underneath all of the frustration, step out of the fiscal realm. Remove yourself from any situation that requires money today, and challenge yourself to live without your wallet. It won't be easy, and it might require a bit of advance planning, but you can do it if you try. Bring your own lunch, avoid stepping out for coffee, and see what the world looks like when you don't have any money

Daily Love:

Daily Flirt:Your heart skips a few beats today, seemingly at random times, but occasionally when your crush drifts near. The weird part is that all your friends seem practically emotionless!

Daily Couples:An impossible wish about your relationship comes true unexpectedly. Afterward, the two of you may need to rearrange a few things so you can capitalize on these magical events. Don't hesitate to make a major move.

Daily Singles:It's only natural to react emotionally when it comes to matters of the heart, but before you get wound up about something, consider the logical angle. Why take it personally when you can be philosophical about it?

Daily Career:

Work is a great place to practice your intellectual cool. Even if you feel deeply invested in a method or means for a project, evaluate the merits of other suggestions based on abstract reasoning, not loyalty.

Got me a couple of books stashed in my room as well as my miniatures still for painting. They're starting to look like an interesting activity for tomorrow. We'll see...

So happy birthday to me... wherever I may be. Special thanks to those who remembered. Thanks for reading. :)

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Approaching My Mid-year Crisis...

July 1, 2007...

Only at home do I get to surf the net, with the office internet connection down for the past couple of weeks now. Only on these rare occassions at home do I get to update my blog and check my mail.

These past couple of days have been hectic. Work on site has been on the stressful side lately, with certain milestones in the accomplishment not met making the whole atmosphere a little tense. Plus, there's the usual instances where quality of work takes a u-turn and you have to re-orient all of those involved in getting them all back on track. It takes more common sense than rocket science to understand what we do on site, and yet you have to be vigilant that all of your engineers down to your installers are doing the job right.

Watched Transformers the Movie last Thursday with my Sister Pie and Barry. Transformers Rocks! Megan Fox rocks! Enuff said.

Answered a last minute invite to a game of pool over at Elbow Room last Friday night. Roel and Andy was there, along with a few people from another construction project they were working on. Didn't take long when I arrived it was already my turn to step up against Charlie, one of their better players. Rightly so, seeing the way he was stringing a couple of shots together. He was the "one miss you die" kind of opponents. I was lucky to beat him 4-1. Heck, I was lucky to beat everyone by a convincing score and only conceding one rack against everyone I faced later that night. Good game. :D

Some senseless trivia: Did you know that July 2 is the 183rd day of the year, making it the middle of any given year except leap year? Senseless diba? Not to me in the next couple of hours... :)