Soaking and Steaming

One word can describe how today was: rainy. It started pouring hard early in the morning, continued throughout my shift, and only seemed to have stopped just a few minutes ago.  Since I brought an umbrella with me to work, I wasn't soaked on the way to and from the office, but the same couldn't … Continue reading Soaking and Steaming


After the consultation session I had earlier with my professor, I've decided that I'm going to try my hand at translating Neil Gaiman, specifically one of his short stories. I haven't decided on the actual story, but at least now I have something to work on. Come to think of it, don't recall anyone trying … Continue reading Finalities

Rained On, Rained In

I went on my customary walk around Makati again today and, wouldn't you know it, it started raining hard before I could even reach the Ayala Triangle.  I'm not stupid enough to be caught in a full-on-downpour, so I had to seek shelter in one of the buildings on the way.  I didn't stay too long … Continue reading Rained On, Rained In

Cold Comforts

Surprise surprise, despite my misgivings yesterday today's shift wasn't so frustrating.  In fact, it was almost like a Monday shift, where I had some control over the calls that came in, and how all customer service calls seem to completely vanish entirely after ten in the morning.  Okay, there were some instances of stupid where … Continue reading Cold Comforts

Rainy Midweek

It's been raining almost nonstop since this morning, but that's to be expected since the main island got slammed by a typhoon.  It wasn't a powerful typhoon, but it had a large enough area that while it made landfall somewhere in the middle of Luzon, it was still raining buckets here in Metro Manila.  And while we've … Continue reading Rainy Midweek

Doorstop Purchases

Foot, meet mouth. Remember how I mentioned in a previous post how I hoped to try avoiding needless, expensive credit card-based purchases, especially since my salary really can't support the months worth of payment that would follow? Well, I just went and did it again. Today's purchase set me back more than five thousand pesos, but … Continue reading Doorstop Purchases

Always Raining On My Day

It looks like Yssa had her share of fun yesterday, so good for her.  This time it's my turn, but unlike hers it's been raining on and off ever since this morning.  While it's not much of an issue while at the office, it's going to be a pain going home, that's for sure, as … Continue reading Always Raining On My Day