Sunday, December 30, 2007

Something About These Blondes...

December 29, 2007...

Last day of work for the year.

It kinda went relatively quietly. Came in late, not expecting much to happen really. Its just when one of our Contractors wanted me to do some last minute inspections across EIGHT floors that really kicked me in the gut. I tried to be fair, honest. Must be how they rushed things to get those eight floors ready that ended up with one partial floor approved by me that really made my day. I really was wanting to get my work year end on a positive note, but I guess some things have to change now before hostilities at work will resume next year. I really hate playing the role of the Bad Guy but you really have to put your foot down on certain things if you want to get them on the right track again.

After that minor incident, there wasn't much to do after that. I was better off elsewhere than at the office. My officemates started leaving after lunch. No need to stay until closing time anyways. I stayed closing only for the sake of staying.

Later went to the RHGC Summoning. Lots of the boyz were present, all playing Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy Battles, and Warmachine/Hordes in 7 tables. Lito was as usual, a gracious host. A few rounds of games, food, and lots of drinks later, some talks ensued among the regulars to hold some Grand Tourneys to get the gaming going. Schedules are:

Warhammer Fantasy Battles GT - April 2008
Warhammer 40k GT - August 2008
Warmachine/Hordes GT - December 2008

I hope to be active and participate in these tourneys. Hope my other friends will as well.

Went home around 11PM.


Completely random thought brought about by vegging during the holidays:

Imagine breaking up with these two. Must be enough to vote you Stupidest Mofo Or Something... :P

Thursday, December 27, 2007

In Search Of A Medal...

December 26, 2007...

Not really.

Christmas was only yesterday and already it was back to the grind the very next day. As expected, a couple of officemates didn't report in for obvious reasons, not as if their presence on site would make much difference anyways. Majority of the workers' minds were still on vacation mode, so progress on site was relatively laid back, taking it slow.

Sadly, not for me. While my sitework is very much taking the backseat, my start-up projects are calling for deadlines left and right. Despite that, things seem to be working for us and hopefully stress levels will not be so high as the week progresses. Well, as if work done during the course of this week would make much difference come New Year. We'll see.

Trying to do a Jessica Rabbit? Hehe....

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

5000 Silent Visits...

And on Christmas day too!!! Thanks for visiting folks!


Quick Christmas Greeting...

December 25, 2007

The blogger who slept through Christmas...


No, I didn't fall along that storyline. Well, just a couple of hours actually. Christmas started a day early as always for us, as we celebrated my Sister Pie's birthday yesterday. Happy Birthday Sister Pie! Hhhuuuggg!!! Celebrated her birthday over at her house in ParaƱaque. Christmas Eve traffic was surprisingly cooperative, most likely because of the fact that most of the people in the Metro are probably celebrating Christmas in the provinces or just at home.

The food was great. Dad's potato salad still rocks. Hehehe...

Spent Christmas day at home. Other than the traditional countdown earlier, it was Katia who best described it as "so-so for the moment". I just surfed the net a bit, did a couple of sculpting work on my miniatures, watched MTV for a couple of minutes, and tried to catch up on sleep. MTV Playlist showed a Nickelback song that kinda stuck to me.

Now, I have to get ready for work tomorrow. Oh well, at least I was able to spend Christmas with family and from their greetings, knowing that all my friends are in the spirit of things is all good.

Merry Christmas to everyone, wherever you may be. Wishing you all a good one! ;)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Two Years...

My blog just turned two years old today! That's 234 posts of treasured memories and close to 5000 visits.


Friday, December 14, 2007

Not Yet In The Christmas Spirit Of Things...

December 13... Make that 14...

Could you believe it I'm still in the office?! And it's Christmas season!

Just to take my mind off why i'm still here at the office...

The Younger Ones...

Younger generation take things differently these days. Been playing the role of guidance counselor a quite a few of them a little too often lately. What is it, really? Peer pressure, family problems, love life, just to name a few. Must be that time of the year too that's not making things easier for them.

My current work load...

Some bullet points of harsh truths.
- I've got 5 building projects that will take me from Makati to Ortigas to Roxas Blvd to Domestic Airport to EDSA on a regular basis in the very near future.
- Though I feel I can take this on, I think this load is beyond my pay grade.
- And THIS is how I'm being repaid. Talk about heavily investing in sacrifice.

An Injustice...

Makes me think sometimes if life has been unfair. Expounding on the subject any further would only make me feel bad. Sigh.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Bangin' Saturday...

December 8, 2007

Happy Birthday Mama Mary! I'm still a Maristian at heart after all. ;)

Arrived at the office super early (6:30am). Well, I WAS supposed to go on leave but since I did drive in the wee hours of the morning to drop off my Gorgeous Sister to hospital duty, might as well pass by the office before going to Sister Pie's house blessing. Nothing much to do in the short period of time, so no sooner did I arrive, I was leaving the office again.

Sister Pie's house blessing was a success. Lots of friends came, the weather cooperated, the house "behaved", and the food was great. Played a little Burnout on Barry's PSP while half asleep from all the food I ate. Then we went on our separate ways a little later in the afternoon after a little rest, the guests have gone and all of the catering stuff have packed.

Passed by Fortress again, this time arriving to see the boyz playing Bang!, a card game portraying sheriffs and outlaws... in Italian! Spaghetti western? Lolz. Played a couple of games with the boyz. Drew the sheriff on my very first game and the Deputy the next. The game dynamics was simple enough, and eventhough some card rules they say may be sound broken, we had a great laugh nonetheless.

VMall closes 10pm on Saturdays during the Christmas season, so I was able to play a couple of Warmachine/Hordes games against some of the Fortress regulars using Steamroller 3 rules and scenarios. I decided to use Amon Ad-Raza as warcaster with a warjack heavy list. For fun. ;)

Game1 - Romy(High Allegiant Amon Ad-Raza) vs. Fred(Iron Lich Asphyxious)
500pts Invasion
Iron Lich Asphyxious wins by Objective

Game2 - Romy(High Allegiant Amon Ad-Raza) vs. Kim(Vlademir Tzepesci)
500pts Divide and Conquer
Vlad wins via Assassination
Apparently, I lost both games. But overall it was good practice as well as a good opportunity to think on my feet against people I haven't played against in a long while. And despite the losses, it was still fun. Wish I was able to take down that Behemoth though to add to my list of WM/H accomplishments. Hehehe...

Gaming ends 9:40PM.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

A Comedy Of Disappointments...

December 7, 2007

Some nights really try their best to wipe out your positive outlook in life. When you'd think you've planned your night down to the tee, the call of family forces you to cut the evening short and rush some things, and be compounded by other foul ups in your perfectly planned trip. Oh joy.

Braved Makati to San Juan traffic to meet up with a friend in Greenhills, only to find out on the way there that he's not coming. Great.

At least there's the consolation that another friend is supposed to drop off a CD for me to pick-up only to realize when I got there that another friend brought it home with him. Doh!

Wanna grab a bite to eat but everyone was waiting for a friend with me waiting along with them... but I had to leave eventually to pick up my Mom in ... ParaƱaque! Argh.

Got home late. Feet tired for driving through a combined 2+ hours of holiday season traffic without much to show for it. And I have to wake up in four hours to drive for my Gorgeous Sister to nursing duty. Sigh.

Teardrop on LSS (obvious ba...). Sounds ominous.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

I Am So Getting This...

The chemistry tugs a couple of heartstrings. Makes you wanna lay back, get lost and just chill.

Now if I can only find a cleaner version of this...

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Long Weekend To December...

December 2, 2007

My long weekend really didn't turn out to be the kind of long weekend I had hoped for. First off, its started off with a looong drive home from what turned out to be my last day of work for the week, brought about by some political nonesense, to which I'm not really in a mood to discuss at length on this post. Suffice it to say, it took me THREE hours to get home, negotiating traffic through roads where you can see the effects of political unrest that event caused.

My Friday holiday, Saturday and most of Sunday, I was ill (actually still not 100% just yet). Must've eaten something that didn't really agree with me. It's a bummer getting sick at a time when you can actually get a chance to rest and relax. Missed out on a lot of things, including a day of gaming with the other HGR dudes.

And, in a couple of hours, its back to the grind again... what happened to the long weekend?