Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Earth Day

Let's do something for the earth.
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pitiful Sight

Last night, I came home late due to work and piled deliverables for today.  So when I came home, there was no available pet store that could sell me Aurora's food.  His last meal was yesterday morning and since she only eats twice daily I was not worried that she'll go hungry.  I meant to buy her food after work and would be just in time for her next meal.  But unfortunately, activities as scheduled are not followed..

Seeing the hungriness in her eyes, I thought of giving Auring just anything to eat. So I raided my cluttered fridge and saw the week old biscocho and got a piece and gave it to her.  Good thing she likes it but had a hard time eating one...it took her 15 minutes to just finish a stick.  And I'm just wondering why they could handle a hard bone while a relatively soft biscocho is such a nightmare. 

Aurora had about 3 pieces last night and hopefully later, she'll get to eat her real food.  I'll surely pour two servings worth of dog food just to show her how badly I feel seeing her eating a biscocho... such a pitiful sight.

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Aurora with her Dinner

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Aurora having a hard time with Biscocho

Friday, April 16, 2010

Stagnation

There comes a point in life when you stagnate.  You stopped. Not because you want to but you have to.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Schemer

Two weeks ago, I have realized that someone is coming into the house while I was gone.  I was out and about during the holy week and I was out again last weekend when I came home.  Good thing for history in google chrome I have confirmed my suspicions.  It was logged that while I was away, someone is using our computer and the internet.

I have told my brother about it and truth behold, Niel his friend was coming into the house... but Niel has been helping us out with Aurora especially when we're away so I really do not mind... but the thing that's bothering me is, he wasn't telling me anything and our electricity bill is still rocket high. And he is devouring our food supply... if that's the case, he is close to being a theft and that starts there... I don't know what else is he taking from the house.

I have been thinking of cutting the power supply for the whole house.  The power supply box is in my room and I'm thinking of closing the room as well... but I'm worrying about the refrigerator and its contents.  So today, I have thought of putting off the internet connection by removing the modem.  Because I thought that Niel comes into the house because of that. I texted my brother that the modem is not working and I have to get it to Globe today just to send the message to Niel.

I know I am bad and selfish but really, I need to cut on my electricity expense.  

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My Photography Story

I love pictures.  Taking them and being in them. 


I have invested in my gears although it was surely a pain in my pocket. The first camera I have owned was a hand me down from my mother.  It was a 35mm film camera.  The camera was enjoyable of course and there is that thrill in waiting for the pictures when I have them processed.  But that is the problem with film, you won't have the luxuring of shooting anything and everything because you have to maximize the limited shots that you have bought.  And of course, you have to allocate money for developing the film.

Monday, April 12, 2010

My Photography Story

I love pictures.  Taking them and being in them. 

I have invested in my gears although it was surely a pain in my pocket. The first camera I have owned was a hand me down from my mother.  It was a 35mm film camera.  The camera was enjoyable of course and there is that thrill in waiting for the pictures when I have them processed.  But that is the problem with film, you won't have the luxury of shooting anything and everything because you have to maximize the limited shots that you have bought.  And of course, you have to allocate money for developing the film.

During college, I bought my first digital camera with my money from doing research work.  I was so happy and excited I always brought it along with me.  It was a dream come true as I now have the freedom of clicking the day away not worrying of wasted money because I could instantly delete, or edit a bad picture.  But two months after I bought my camera, I found myself gearless.  My bag got slashed and my camera was down the drain.

I have acquired another handy point and shoot when I turned one at work.  It was one of my proudest buy at ebay not to mention the patience I have mustered to keep my savings intact and spare a little for necessities before acquiring one. The P&S documented my travels, occasions and gatherings.  It served its purpose and I enjoyed it a single bit.

The onset of DSLRs and professional photography craze turned me into a loon when I bought my Nikon D3000.  Frustration after frustrations have I encountered with this monster.  Five months have come yet I am not able to master let alone tame it.  Although there are some good shots but I still could not get a hang of it.  Yet I am not giving up.  I will be one great photographer one day..

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wannabe photographer
So now with the P&S passed on to my brother, and I'm relying on instinct with the big pro-toy, millions of photos are stacked and wasting away my computer disk space.  I have used some photos in my travel blog but just the best usable ones, the rest are saved in my multiply for safe keeping. I'm wondering, how else could I make use of photography.  How could I make money from it?

Anyone?

Ukay = Cheap Fashion

I have always love fashion.  Add to that the adjective cheap.

Cheap Fashion = Ukay = Love

After the celebration and doing our errands, while waiting for my brothers with their stuff, Mom and I decided to hit the Ukay right accross Plaza Mart. And ooh lala, I jump towards the dress section as I saw P165, 3 for P100, P50 signs flashing.  And one by one, I browse through the rack of cheap second hand clothes.  What's good about this Ukay store is that it doesn't feel icky and the clothes are dust-free. 

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Permission Denied

My mind is in a scatter.  Rebelliously chaotic. 

It has been one year since I got this post.  I feel like I'm long overdue.  I know the ropes of my job. It is sometimes too routinary. This is too automatic. I have been rated and I have exceeded beyond my boss' expectations.   I am bored. I need to go and step up my game.

People have realized that I am due to go.  Just before the previous year ended, Tom had been hinting that I go in any of his departments.  Last year he was convincing me to join the new R&D team.  But talks with Frank with HR has decided I am not ready for release.  Frank is suggesting that I stay with him but also work with Environmental Planning and Sustainability in one of its projects. So I stayed and handled a new reponsibility.

Second week of January, Frank called me into his office, told me that my name came up in the presentation of Lala, Department Manager of Program Management.  I was eyed to become a Project Development Officer.  I said no bluntly... This time around, I know that I don't want to join Progman... the work is challenging and I admit, I would just sink into danger zone if I would pursue such carreer considering that I have to go to school.  Frank agreed.

After so many realignment, Safety Solutions became my suitor as they need somebody to handle their Safety Programs.  A lot of talks with Dexter and Tom has happened to convince me.  I was considering yet worried of two things: my background is so far away from Safety and it would take too many ropes to untangle before I could find myself doing the act and I would be off track with the degree I am pursuing, I would eventually putting all my graduate school to waste.  I mean Envirronmental Engineering is totally not connected with Corporate Safety.
So I decided to talk with Frank.  Not to ask his permission but to enlight me with my dilemma.  Afterall, the old man has a lot of wisdom in his sleeve.  The offer is attractive really.  It would be a promotion (I am due in June as per schedule), as the position is for an Associate Manager.  But setting the money aside, being a Corporate Safety Officer is notch up in the Corporate Ladder.  And the training will be beneficial if and if I would leave the company... I have been visiting many job sites lately and I have seen plenty of opportunities for Safety Officers.

But even before I have talked with Frank, Tom had set foot in Frank's office and asked if he could release me and be transferred to Safety... and when he got out, he told me and Dexter that Frank does not want to release me...

Argh!!! So now what?!?! I'll be stuck here forever?  I'm rotting here!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cookin'

I'm doing a project something I finally love and enjoy... Not that blogging does not suffice, but this time around I intend to make use of some artistic genes.  I'm still starting the thing and I haven't measured how good I will be... let's just wait for a few months...

I've been going out and about with my camera... clicking and coming up with something nice... frustrating sometimes cause in a 100 or so pictures I would only get less than 10 pictures usable.. yikes.. that's 10% efficiency..  boohoo!

But I'm enjoying this so far.. and hopefully I could reap something.
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