A Lot of Life Changes

July 27, 2017

Hey there, it’s been a while since I last posted anything. Suffice to say that I’ve been going through a lot over the last few months, and I couldn’t find the time to update my journal. Real life.. Tends to do things, and mine I felt got extra busy really quick.

So lets see… I got hospitalized several times for various muscle spasms in different parts of my body, had some of my loved ones get hospitalized, celebrated a birthday, and got married.

And yes the latter on the same day.

Funny how things worked out, eh?

But can’t really enjoy the honeymoon just yet as it’s back to work for me. Such is life.


It’s Been A Heck Of A Holiday

December 27, 2016

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

Myssa’s work schedule has really played havoc on her journal entry schedule, so for the time being I’m going to share what I’ve been up to, at least over the last few weeks.

Hmm, where to begin? Well, I’ve finally gotten myself a girlfriend. Over the four-odd days leading to Christmas we spent some of our leave time together, the topper of which was an overnight trip to Tagaytay on the 21st. We stayed over at the Tagaytay Haven hotel at Mendez, by the way. It was neat.

The rest of the week she stayed over at my house. Let’s just say that it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster of emotional discovery, as this is the first time that we’ve spent together nearly twenty four-seven. I got to know her very moody side, she got to see how I snored like a carburetor when I slept.

There was also a lot of talking. About our pasts especially. Oh, and she’s come to love my nephew’s antics.

I finally saw her off today. Made sure that she got on safely on a bus to Naic, Cavite, but not after we had lunch with some more of the family — PJ and her kids, along with Tita Julie and Jun.

It’s probably not going to be possible for me to drop by on the weekend leading to the New Year, as it’s far too dangerous otherwise, but I’ll see if I can go visit her after that.

But for now… It’s back to the real world of work and toil.

Just That Little Reprieve

November 3, 2016

There’s a bit of rain today, which started the moment I got on the MRT as I headed home, and never really stopped even when I went to bed. On one hand, it made the temperature drop a bit, but that isn’t much when the afternoon heat was not-so-easily dissipated. 

Oh well, it made sleeping much more comfortable, in any case. And if the rains stop by the time I head off to work, it’ll also make the morning all the more cooler, which in turn would make my commute okay as well.

Now all I have to do is survive today’s shift, as it’s technically payday as well. Gotta put money back into the bank, after all, after the disastrous start to the week… Yeah.


Quick Shifts

October 16, 2016

It’s close to the start of a new week, and with it a temporary change in schedule. Y’see, there’s a new set of training lined up for us, so we’re going to come in at six in the morning this time around. It’ll last for a week, but you bet that the rest of the team will take advantage of it. Confusingly though, it still comes on a “Monday” shift… Which means that technically, the start of the new schedule is actually on Tuesday.

In any case, this means that I’ll have more time to sleep after my Japanese class tomorrow evening, though what it means for the BGC bus schedule is anyone’s guess.

As for this weekend, well suffice to say that there was a lot of rain to be had. Indeed, the reason why I didn’t put out the clothes to dry after the laundry was done (and indeed, left the pile in the basin after rinsing with water several times) was due to the sporadic rain throughout the day.  And if it wasn’t raining, it was really dark and cloudy instead. Sheesh.

On the plus side though, we ordered pizza from Yellow Cab, for the first time in a very long while. That was nice, and very much appreciated.

Anime Watched: Dragonball Super, Flip-Flappers, WWW.Working!!, Izetta the Last Witch.

Can’t Feel Blue About That

October 7, 2016

It was payday during yesterday’s shift, and I was one of those who took advantage of my first break to go to the closest BPI ATM and withdraw the money. True, it meant that I had some nine-thousand odd pesos on my person for the rest of the shift, but I was already experienced enough to not go and spend it all in one go.

And yes, once my shift was done for the day, I did take a short detail to drop off the money in my savings bank.  Let me tell you, it’s nice to have savings again, and it’s probably at the point where I can start considering investing again, both in mutual funds as well as in my retirement plan. It’s at the point where the rain that we had during the afternoon didn’t bother me too much, though granted I was already at home already when the downpour started…

As for other stuff at work… It looks like I’ve passed the three-month evaluation, and will go on to start taking the next phase of training, which will tackle phone services, on the seventeenth. It makes me oddly relieved, but it’s still technically just the halfway point of getting regularized. So no, it does in no way lift the pressure off the team’s shoulders, but just adds even more scrutiny.

Catatonic Weekend

August 27, 2016

I pretty much slept through Saturday. It sounds old-hat at this point, but I was pretty much mentally exhausted by the time I got home. I didn’t even have patience for my nephew’s shenanigans; I just wanted to be done with things and go to bed.

Which means that I slept through the afternoon and most of the evening again. On the bright side, I’m fully rested now… Which is just as well, as I’ve got a mountain of laundry to go through.

The only other thing of note I’ve had issues with today is my internet, which I’ve had problems with. It turns out that one of the ethernet cables wasn’t seated properly, so that was fixed soon enough.

Here’s to hoping that the rest of the day tomorrow will be sunny, so the laundry’d dry for a change.

It’s Not The Rain That Got Me Down

August 14, 2016

I woke up today to my left leg acting up, and rather painfully too. The swelling there had gotten better, true, but my range of mobility hadn’t improved just yet. During the morning, the best that I could do was to drag my left foot around behind me… which made going up stairs a trial, let me tell you.

So this meant that I more or less spent the day in bed, resting, and only went downstairs when I needed to feed myself (which was needed before I took any more Advil). By the afternoon, it was definitely better, and by evening I could even raise and lower my left foot again, without pain shooting up from it.

Hopefully the trend continues, as there are places I need to go to tomorrow… Of course, this is providing that our water problem gets solved first. We went from having a trickle of water over the day, to literally nothing flowing from either faucet this evening. Hmm.

Well, I suppose if push comes to shove, we can just get water from the pump outside.