Saturday, August 31, 2013

De-Cluttering People

And I am back in online world! After a few days of hiding in the real world here I am now once again making waves in the so-called social media world of almost all of the people.

And  I have this intention of slowing it down. And by the way I have my three-day seminar last week about Conflict Management in Manila.  But before that I have decided to make this FOCUS project. It is a project to bring my life back to reality. To de-clutter my thoughts. To get in touch once again to my senses. To make sense of it all again.

And I am making progress really. I have tried to curb down my posting in facebook and some blogs of mine. Even in this blogspot. However I have to buried myself in some things really worth doing of my time. Reading. Cleaning of my room. Clearing out of my mind of what is really important. Right now. Right this very now!

So far so good. I have good signs of improving my life by not really paying attention to those "cluttering" areas of my everyday life. Just focus on my real self let's say ten or more years before the busy now.

First I have set reading time again. Almost all of my free waking hours are for reading. I have bought James
Patterson's "Now You See Her" and got lost to his twisted kind of writing those bestsellers about crime. He is the author of authority when it comes to crime genre. Though I have read about several chapters of his novel still I cannot see some turning-page syndrome for him. But he got me struck by the ideas in his writings! Also on my reading-lists are some of my Grisham's and Coelho's books which are on my shelves for years now without even turning a page. And in the several days dust on its page will be uncovered and probably cleaned.

Second I am on this quest on TV series marathon once again. I have watched the season 1 of Suits and it really gave me the chill of covering up schemes that sometimes we do in order to protect ourselves and the others. Now I know everybody is doing it. Somehow. And on season 2 the story gets more complicated when some other characters are added. And it will keep my nights almost sleepless once again because when I have started an episode I haven't noticed it is almost 1am and I am still craving for another episode. I will also try to watch some movies that are not only entertaining but somehow strikes that A-ha! moments within my thoughts. A several nights ago I was able to watch "Jobs" the movie version of the life of the late Steve Jobs played by Ashton Kutcher. And one thing I have noticed; trust no one since even those who put you to rise above will eventually sell you to advance their interest. It was experienced by Jobs itself not only once but on several occasions of his so colorful life. And just recently I have watched "OTJ" - a Filipino film by Erik Matti starring the big stars of Philippine cinema doing some unpopular roles but very timely and they have portrayed them all so well. The movie have Gerald Anderson and Joel Torre and Piolo Pascual doing this "very illegal" and true-to-life gun-for-hire business in the Philippines. The film reminded me of "Posas" - an indie film last year in the Cinemalaya. Again the story of OTJ revolves on betrayal, on whom to trust and the real life situation of the corrupt system of police and military in the Philippines. Lastly I have watched "Mule" by Sharon Stone and it tackled the immigration dilemma of those illegal  Mexican migrants crossing the US borders. The film was so shocking and it was really an eye-opener for us third-world country people and why we are so desperate to go to US.

Third on my FOCUS project is to de-clutter some people in my life. I have to prioritize those people who are really special to me. Real friends, acquaintances and mostly positive people. Leave those negative ones and those nuisance to our life. Or to say it boldly to scrap people which are very unnecessary to preserve my sanity. There are many people in our life who sucked out the best out of us and leave us so drained we cannot move. So flush them away! Now!

Fourth on my agenda is to do those small good deeds for others unconditionally and not anticipating something in return. Just like a few nights ago my good friend called and set up a dinner at The Fort in Taguig. It was Wednesday evening. We ate at a steakhouse somewhere in Global City. He was so upset because he did not get that much-awaited promotion. He deserved it but somehow was given to others. And worse the very leader who will back him up just left him in the air so to speak. I cheered him up and we just stayed so late that almost 2 am we had to have a coffee drink at Seattle's Best before going to our respective place ( I was in a hotel in Ortigas area because of my seminar). And just this afternoon, an acquaintance of mine at the plant ask for some very small favor and I have granted him which made him so happy. So as to my friend abroad who took my one hour this afternoon so that I can bring her money to her family member confined in a hospital. So kind of me since I have nothing to do this afternoon. And it was really a wonderful thing and feeling to help others in such a manner that we give our time and some effort to fulfill a favor.

And lastly I am considering to be such a religious man once again. It was a year ago that I attended a mass seriously. I am considering of having such Sunday mass in a manner that God really wants for us to do.

So help me God!

And I will leave this post with the lyrics of "Demons" by Imagine Dragons - an alternative band in which I have bought their newest album..

Demons
(Imagine Dragons)

When the days are cold
And the cards all fold
And the saints we see
Are all made of gold

When your dreams all fail
And the ones we hail
Are the worst of all
And the blood’s run stale

I wanna hide the truth
I wanna shelter you
But with the beast inside
There’s nowhere we can hide

No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come
This is my kingdom come

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide
Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

When the curtain’s call
Is the last of all
When the lights fade out
All the sinners crawl

So they dug your grave
And the masquerade
Will come calling out
At the mess you've made

Don’t want to let you down
But I am hell bound
Though this is all for you
Don’t want to hide the truth

No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come
This is my kingdom come

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide
Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

They say it's what you make
I say it's up to fate
It's woven in my soul
I need to let you go

Your eyes, they shine so bright
I want to save that light
I can't escape this now
Unless you show me how

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide
Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

And this is the youtube links http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWRsgZuwf_8

Sunday, August 25, 2013

"Balik-balikan"


There are places, persons and food in which we always remember..we find time to get back..and taste those good memories..and these are one of them..tortang talong from Ineng's and BBQ from Ineng's too..and ramen from Rairaiken..

Equally on the equation, there are experiences that we do not want to be remembered. Those times of personal sorrows, of grief, of being fooled, of being so naive and especially used by people whom we trusted us normal and good.







Saturday, August 24, 2013

Back To Jogging



That feeling of acceleration..of being lightweight..and running..
Last night I have told my nephews that we will be jogging this morning. And so Bambe called me at around 5 am to confirm if the routine will go through. And we go. At around 6 we were at the SM parking area and started to jog and walk and run..the usual.

Sometimes it was hard to start all over again after months or year without jogging..though my joints were not aching I can feel some uneasiness within my system. But eventually it went on that rhythmic cycle and I was back on track again.

For the biggest loser challenge? partly but mainly for my own health regardless of with contest or not.

Happy jogging everyone! and I posted it on my daily mile account!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Impulse/Urge


Just about last night..with my office-mates and friends from our service vehicle and we ate at Wanam Restaurant the one near SM-Batangas..Guisado pansit for the rest of us and lomi for Sonny ( maiba naman daw)..and lastly we had our siomai and squidball session at the Cafe Kampanaryo ( the small stall at the side of Trinity Church)..

Not so distant ago we were as happy as with other officemates in our service. However due to individual differences some went away and transferred to other vehicles. It was their choice. I do not care if they do such thing as long as I have done nothing wrong and mostly they were the one who have sinned more against me and the others. And eventually their leaving turned out to be for the best of us. We felt some relief upon knowing that those three who are not so good in attitude will finally go out. And those f*cking three had transferred to other vehicle together. Maybe they have this bond ( well they have common traits, which is the talk of the town even up to know because they have ruined not only their life but the family of others too). It was a very good sign that the evils like them will finally  be gone because every morning and every afternoon upon riding in the vehicle I felt as if I was transferred to hell. But ironically they are still here. Still enjoying their own good camaraderie despite the massive insult from gossips that are floating around. Well they said that it is only gossips hahhaha! Nyeta kayo nabuhay pa kayo!

Oh my God I should not remember those three bastards that I have sinned on myself by writing this. Anyways it has been written and what can I do but publish it. For your information.







Wednesday, August 21, 2013

In Two Days ( Many Has Happened)



I have watched this afternoon the movie "The Conjuring" and as of now it is the most horrifying movie I have seen in years! One of the best films I have seen this year. The effects, the sounds, the storyline, everything just conspired to wake up our sense of fear. And dark imagination. Some students whom I have seated in row had screamed so hard that they almost break the chair. Do not watch it alone!

In two days so many things has changed. Has happened. On the good news I have lose two kilograms upon weighing last Monday! And my blood pressure is stabilizing and in five years I have a 130/80 reading. Wow! It called for a celebration. And ironically to celebrate it I ate pansit guisado at MGM ( with Sonny).

And the rain does not stop until this morning. The hard hit Manila is still submerged in water. Prayers and donations for them. And almost I am sleep all day until I go to SM this afternoon and watch The Conjuring. I have seen my cousin Carlo who has been in Canada for years. I have never seen him for more than ten years! Good to see and actually talk to some special person in our life. My cousin.

And as usual I've got this food escapade as I have eaten pansit yesterday at the famous Wanam Chinese Restaurant. It has been months since our last eat there. And to conclude the night I have tried that black bread tuna with cheese at Starbucks. Taste good but not the best. The usual. To end this night I have this heart-to-heart chat with my friend and sadly some bad news about our couple friend. Hope for their reconsideration in whatever decisions that they have taken. We are just here for advice and some shoulders to cry on.

And by the way Napoles has been captured. In that flooded area disguised as pig. Hilig kasi sa pork!







Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ang Dami Kong Kilalang Napoles

Blame it all on Napoles. Napoles now is synonymous to corruption. Thanks to social media. Different internet memes are around from "SSS remittance, Napoles, Phillhealth..", imagine pati sa bayarin Napoles na ang tawag kasi yung tax natin sa kanila napupunta..there is also this photo of a crocodile ( symbol of corruption-being lifted by people out of the blood -kasi nahuli na daw si Napoles hahaha)..Nyeta kayong lahat!

But on the second thought Napoles does not exist only in government. Even in private organizations. Even just around. Want some names?

You know them already!

Icons


Some of the icons of my generation..Cobain..Princess Diana, Bernanke, Monroe..they defined my generation..people who made the difference in their own way..their mere existence impacted more than mine but millions of people around..







Monday, August 19, 2013

Be Safe Everyone


This morning the rain has never stopped even up to now..part of Manila and Laguna and Cavite are submerged into waist-deep rainwater..be safe everyone and pray that rain will stop eventually..
(photo from DZMM-Teleradyo Facebook account)


Can't Resist


Yesterday supposedly I will not go out to SM..but my mind and stomach was craving for those foods..given the fact that this Monday ( today) we will be having our second weigh-in  for the Biggest Loser Challenge, still I cannot resist the food..first stop was at the supermarket with those special goto, tokwat baboy and lumpia which was known as pares-pares..then after watching Ekstra ( oh still I am a Vilmanian hahaha!) I ate at the newly opened Rairaiken Ramen House and Sushi Bar in SM-Batangas..I've got with me a hot pot seafood ramen and california maki with red iced tea..and because of that I am not expecting a drop in my weight now..or most probably a gain in my weight unfortunately..just be ready for the elimination on the September weigh-in..





Happy With Them



Last Saturday with my friends Tina and Rudolf..once in awhile we had this get-together..this was in Starbucks..chikahan..kumustahan..and continuous laughter with them..friends for life indeed! hope to see you again with more of the our co-writer back in college..


Roll The Dice! Roll What? My Diploma?


Last Saturday finally I've got my MBA diploma. And it was so big that I should roll it. How can I laminate it? How can I bring it whenever I have my job application? Better reduce it now.


Happy Birthday Ate Arlyn


Last Saturday..my Ate is ten years older than me..And I am six years more than my first three decades. Do the math please hahaha!!

So how can I drop my weight? huh?



Cheating Friday


And I was cheating again on Friday. Eating what I want. And for that day I had with me a Chickenjoy. Actually two chickens. Tasted so good! So delicious!

And today is the second weigh-in and I am not expecting a drop in my weight. Better luck next time. I do not want to starve!

Make It Happen Now


 I can open the door or just climb up the ladder, either way I am going somewhere. That's the motto now. If I have the chance I will grab it. If it is indeed good for me then I will get it. No other way but up. Sometimes the most decisive moments come when you are really on it. When your heart is actually craving for a change. For something new to happen. Then make it happen.

Now!


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