Archive for July, 2014

It’s my manager’s birthday today, and I completely forgot.

A couple of minutes after 12 last night/this morning, my previous co-SM asked me if i had prepared something. I was like, “what for?” and then he said, “It’s your manager’s birthday!”….Crap. It slipped off my messy mind. I ran towards my new co-SM (France) and asked what she prepared. Nothing either.

Apart from being thankful that I wasn’t alone, I felt guilty for not getting Marc (my manager) something, at least a cake. So we decided to get a small one from Starbucks. Funny, because on our way to the Technohub horseshoe, We saw Marc and our client walking the same way. We thought they were probably grabbing coffee, so France and I were thinking, if they’re going to Starbucks, we’re getting Coffee Bean cake and vice versa. Good thing, they weren’t actually getting coffee. They were going to have dinner. We didn’t see them when we got to the horseshoe. They probably were at the second floor (where most of the food stalls were open). So got the cake and swiftly went back to the office. Like ninjas.

For some reason, I felt like I had to go home. Probably because I haven’t gotten enough sleep the night before. So after checking a couple of emails, I grabbed my things and left. Note that I haven’t given the cake yet to my manager. Well, France has it, and I hope she told him that there was effort from me, too. haha!

Anyway, apologies for my selfishness. haha! For what it’s worth, I had a good sleep, and I’m energized for the work shindig today. Like what the song i linked below says, Bombs away! 😀


 Sheppard – Geronimo (International Version)


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Cab shenanigans

I’m not sure if you know already, but I do not work on a normal day time schedule as most people. My day starts at 3 pm, and ends around 12 – 3 in the morning. I usually take a cab because there aren’t any public transpos going around at that time. So last night was a bit freakier than usual. I took a cab around 3 from Technohub, and when I got in, I thought, “Hey this cab driver looks fine.” Now, before you judge me, I want to clarify that I didn’t do anything that night. So manong closed the windows and then turned the aircon on and aim it on my face. In my mind I was thinking of what my mom told me about the taxi drivers who put random dizzy drugs in the aircon and then rob you. And I was like, “Nahh, too early.” But I was nervous. I started talking to the driver, asked him about where he was from, how much he earns, stuff like that, just to ease my mind.When we were halfway down to my place, the conversation suddenly shifted to stories about passengers asking him to have sex for money. At that point I was kind of freaked out, but I tried to be cool. The air was starting to get heavy and he kept on aiming the aircon at me. I wasn’t sure if it was due to my extreme nervousness or there was really something in the aircon, but it was hard to talk and I was feeling weird, so I told the driver, “Can you turn off the aircon please? I’d like to open the windows.” Then he said, “Are you sure? Okay.” Fortunately, he was okay with it, and we were still driving through the right path so somehow my nervousness pacified. Although, the conversation about his sexcapades continued. I tried being polite and asked a couple of questions like, “But are you okay with that,” or “What was your reaction.” I had to be on his good side at that time. I felt like he won’t do anything bad to me if I kept on asking him random good stuff. That’s until we stopped in front of my house. The driver then asked if I wanted to try “it.” I smiled and said, “Nah, sorry. I can refer you though to people who might be interested. You can give me your number if you want.” Then he did, and I went down the cab, and he left off. 

Boy, was I glad I got home safely and he didn’t get all violent on me. 

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So hey, I’m here again to loiter and just waste a couple of minutes of your time.

As promised, since I woke up early today and I got nothing to do besides watching YouTube videos,  I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize for not visiting this blog often (I don’t know to whom I am apologizing. Do I even have followers?) I felt like I had more important things to do like… TV, Videogames, Internet… Ok I’m gonna stop. Sorry I am the worst in prioritizing things. But hey, I’m back. Kind of. I hope. So let bygones be bygones and move forward. I’ll keep telling myself that. Bah!

So anyway, I decided to do a catch up entry to tell you about what happened the last couple of months I was away. Psshh, I wasn’t away. I was just too lazy to write something, nor my brain is functioning right to create a new entry. haha! But yeah, I’ll just outline the big events that I can remember:

1. I gotta be honest, I had to check my facebook timeline to remember. Me and my poor memory.

So in April, Nica and I had a staycation weekend. Why? We were supposed to go to Zambales to do camping. Yes, I agreed to go camping that time. However, it was raining really hard the night before, so it was a mutual decision not to push through. We thought about how it was going to be difficult for the two of us, given the circumstances – from going there, to creating fire, to cooking, it was going to be generally hard, and if you add the rain to the equation, it’s just too impossible. We knew we didn’t have enough testosterone to do all the man work. Haha please don’t judge, and camping ended up as a sleepover. It was Friday. We ran out of things to do. Plus, Nica prepared some good food for the camping – like the stuffed fish we were supposed to grill at the camp site, fruits, veggies, even the charcoal, we didn’t know what to do with them. So Saturday, The sun was high up. We had the money, and we didn’t know what to do with it. We decided to book a hotel here in QC for an overnight. Sorry that’s as creative as we can get. haha. But yeah, we spent the night there, utilized their pool, met up with some guys on Grindr, jk. and just took a lot of photos. It was a chill weekend. My energy gauge was totally replenished then and happy about how it turned out.

PS: I didn’t want to go camping. Thank God for the weather. *wink*

2. In May? I can only think of one thing. WANDERLAND! Yes. One of the greatest music festivals I have ever attended yet. It happened in the Circuit City, the old Sta. Ana race track. If you know this place, you would understand that it wasn’t the best place to hold a concert given that it is right beside the super clean, super pristine Pasig river. My gosh. 

Okay, let me tell you the two bad things about this event. One is the killer aroma from the dirty river. I can’t tell you enough how unbearable the stench was. Every time the breeze coming from the side of the river hits our faces, it’s like our health points decrease to critical level. And guess what booths are standing right beside the river. Food stalls. HELLO?! This poor arrangement speaks of the great minds behind it; Two is the toilet. If you wanted a clean CR, you had to line up a couple of meters before you get to sit on the tiled throne room. There were portals, but I am positive that the ladies didn’t go there at all. Even if their bladders were just seconds before exploding. That time, I was glad I was born biologically male. haha!

So now, for the good part. My goodness, I don’t know where to begin! Hmm, I’ll start with the cool people. A lot of them were wearing really awesome clothes. Very pleasing to the eyes. For the ladies, the standard was short shorts, brown boots, hanging top, and a garland. For the gents, they had a sleeveless on, a cap, and tight shorts. No pun. Anyway, the vibe of the crowd was amazing. It’s like I could just sit on the grass and people watch. There were some who would approach you, give you freebies, and what you had to do was to take pictures with their stuff. There were also those who were just taking hipster photos. You know that kind of thing where they stand in a spot with their eyes closed, feeling the breeze, not minding the other people walking. Hahaha! It was funny, but it was amazing funny. I think I had one photo doing that, so I won’t judge lol; Next is the best part which is of course, the bands that played on stage. I only knew 3, I was a fan of 2, and I felt the gold rush at 1. One of the bands was The Paper Kites, they were the chill ones. It was during sunset when they played. The lights weren’t on yet, and everyone was just watching how the sky was turning orange to purple to black. It was an amazing scene accompanied with really beautiful music. We just sat there and waved our hands with the tune. After their performance, we went elsewhere while the other bands played. We were lazing around until the stage announced the next performer, the Royal Concept. The best performance of the night. IT WAS AMAZING!!! My gosh. I’m not the type who goes to the pit and dance, but at that time, it seemed necessary. We were all singing to their songs, jumping, doing crazy stuff. The joy was everywhere. It almost brought tears to my eyes. Definitely one of the most memorable things I’ve seen.

Okay, for June and July, I’d have to write about it tomorrow cuz I have to go to work. Toodles!

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Okay, I’m gonna skip the sorry’s and the I’m back’s portion. I’ll do it in my next entry.

Anyway, we have a client visit this week. One of the notoriously funny people I’ve known from our account has come to monitor this big project for the NA region. I haven’t seen his face in person, although he had already come to Manila a couple of times since our go-live. I might have, but I didn’t know him then so most likely the recognition only retained in the sensory level. 

Nervous? No. I don’t think we will have any contact the whole week, except of course today, the first day, when the ‘nice to finally meet you’ protocol is going to happen. Also, he’ll be on night shift, soooo what are the odds for us to have quality time together rIght….. Can anybody answer… Mleh. 

On second thought, I should be nervous. I just remembered I’m handling one of his mini projects, too. I hope he forgets about it and just focus on the big one. I’ll try not to over think. I’m cool. Whatever.


LET’S DO THIS! Huh-hah!

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