“Ang tumatakbo ng matulin, may gwapong hahabulin.”

To start with, I’ve been with a Korean-owned web development company for 3 years. I resigned last February because I can’t see any career growth for me, and the management is on their trial and error phase ever since I joined them until now.

Anyway, I was lucky to have an offer with this US-based web development company. I thought this is a better one, but to my dismay, it was far less than my old company. I was like just a freelancer. No deductions, no benefits, or whatsoever. But they do give very competitive salary. I even don’t have any contract signed with them. But yes, I do go to their office, 5 times a week, 8 hours a day.

Some would think that this is an advantage for me since I am getting all the money. Yes, it’s good. I can get all the money and be richer in no time. But how about my future? How about my ITR, SSS, Philheath, Home funding, and medical benefits? Sometimes, money is not all that counts.

So, I then decided to look for another job while working on this company. I got an offer from one of the top credit card companies here in the Philippines, still web development. I already signed a contract with them last two weeks ago.

Tuesday last week, before going to our office, I told my boss through Yahoo Messenger that I will be resigning from their office effective May 15, 2008 and will be giving him my resignation letter later. He asked why, so I told him the truth. He went berserk, and he forwarded my concern to our CEO, an American lady who is paying a visit to the company’s Philippine site. She was so unprofessional that she wanted me to leave right away, no need to serve the notice period. And guess what, she wanted me to return the light toys (headlamps, used for mining) that she gave to every employee last week. Gosh, so childish, so unprofessional. These bosses were like toddlers having their so-called tantrums. The more reason I need to leave this company.

If not with these unprofessional bosses, I believe that this company has a future in the web development industry. Their product is good, a very good Content Management System,. But if they continue this being so unprofessional, I can certainly conclude that their company will be forever a startup one and no future at all.

So what now? I’m still waiting for my last payout. And unfortunately, my first payout with the new company will still be on June 15, 2008. Gosh. I wasn’t prepared for this. I won’t be having any extra to celebrate my upcoming birthday. Sigh.

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My Big Love

I just watched “My Big Love” (starred by Sam Milby, Toni Gonzaga, and Kristine Hermosa) on DVD last Monday night and I just can’t get over it. I remember the days when I was fat, from 170lbs. down to 120lbs. now. While watching this movie, I realized that I was actually facing a mirror. I’ve been there with all those five steps that Aira (Toni Gonzaga) is asking Macky (Sam Milby) and all of her clients to learn by heart.

  1. Goal Setting – At first, I want to lose weight because I want to attract more guys and get laid. But eventually, I’ve realized that I have to do it for myself and not for anyone else.
  2. Start Today – It took a year for me to get serious with my workout. But I’ve realized that I was actually wasting my money, paying the gym monthly dues without progress. Tsk tsk.
  3. No Shortcuts – I didn’t take any diet pills. I did vigorous cardio exercises, especially cycling classes, and also a strict no-rice diet.
  4. Motivate Yourself – It keeps me motivated when people around me can see that I’m really losing weight. And as Fitness First would always say, “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
  5. Be Happy – Be happy with what you have achieved, and don’t deprive yourself too much.

But weird isn’t? When I was fat, I had a lot of steady relationships compared today, or should I say I don’t have any relationships to call now. Just a lot of new and returning hookups, but no one is come back for a relationship. Maybe I should be fat again, so I can have my lovelife back where it was before. Sigh.

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My Past Life

I don’t know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation.You were born somewhere in the territory of modern Hungary around the year 1375. Your profession was that of a preacher, publisher or writer of ancient inscriptions.

Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
Timid, constrained, quiet person. You had creative talents, which waited until this life to be liberated. Sometimes your environment considered you strange.

The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
Your main lesson is to develop magnanimity and a feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to take only as much, as you can give back.

Past Life Analysis

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Club Government Re-Invented: Newer, Better, Fiercer

Club Government Re-Invented: Newer, Better, Fiercer

1186 days.
Time’s up.

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Red Twin Hearts

Red Twin Hearts

Tomorrow is the start of the Love Month. It might be just an ordinary month for others, but for some, it’s exceptional because this is the perfect time to search for the other twin of their red hearts. Restaurants or even motels will be fully booked again. Prices of roses and chocolates will go up. Shopping malls will be decorated with cupids and hearts.

I can still remember last year’s Valentine’s Day when Bear Cuddler and I were still together. We went to gym, ate out, and gave each other a simple present. However, this year, most likely I will be celebrating this day alone. Well, maybe, maybe not. Let’s see.

I’ve been single for almost a year already. I’ve dated a number of guys since then, but none of them has it. Well, I thought two of them might have had it, but I was wrong. I’ve realized that there are a lot of things to take into consideration in searching for a partner.

I was watching Queer as Folk (QAF208) last night. Justin went to Daphney’s house party. Though he was not really enjoying the party because of these straight homophobes, he was able to meet a guy at one corner. This guy is just a newbie to the scene, like what Justin was in QAF101. They had some serious talk after making out, and the guy said, “I don’t wanna meet a lot of guys… I wanna meet just one… to be with… just the two of us.” It hit me.

Should I really meet a lot of guys to date or make out with? Am I really looking for this one guy to be with forever? How I wish that someday, somehow, I can tell to the world that I already have the Red Twin Hearts.

Happy Love Month to everyone!

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Dropping Out

Professor X and I were dating for a month and a half. But somehow, he has personal problems for which I think he won’t be able to solve them if I’m around. I dropped the bomb yesterday. Of course, I got the expected reaction from him. I don’t want to do this but I think it’s for the best.

I cried the whole night. I kept on thinking if I did the right decision or not. I don’t want to lose him. Yet, I don’t want him to suffer more because of me. I don’t know if I should take my decision back and continue what we had for a month and a half. I won’t forget every moment I had with him.

Am I stupid enough to drop out from Professor X’s class? I almost had something and I let it go. Damn.

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EEEmanzipate!

A Night With No Inhibitions!
Express… Inspire… Believe…

Music by Bam Del Valle
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Club Government
7840 Makati Ave., Makati City

Kokun Presents…
The Premier Performance of Miss EEEmanzipate!

I’m one of her backup dancers! Do you have any idea who she really is in real life? Haha!

Enjoy!

RAZR Madness!

I was using Motorola RAZR V3x for just 5 months, and died couple of weeks ago. What a short mobile life span. Sigh.

Anyway, I got another RAZR… the Motorola RAZR Maxx V6! Almost the same as my old one, but better. I’m loving it!

Motorola RAZR Maxx V6

If you want a stylish clamshell with 3G, a good camera and various features – Motorola RAZR maxx V6 is your best choice. You can also consider the Samsung Z560, those two are really similar. In our team’s opinion, the Motorola is slightly better in almost all aspects and it surely deserves the praises. At first we were skeptic as some of the recent Motorola phones we reviewed were disappointing and we didn’t expected much from RAZR maxx V6, but it turned out great and we can surely advise anyone who wants a HSDPA clamshell to go straight ahead and get one of those beauties. (gsmarena.com)

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