Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Beer and Fireworks

Another October, another month of year-end performance reviews. The good part about fiscal year-ends in my company though is they are always book-ended by the Beer Bash, a night of free flowing beer and partying. The beer was San Mig (what else...) and the food was from Fish and Co., and music from Stonefree and Taken By Cars (there was a DJ too, but I didn't really pay attention to what he was playing, which according to Mia, sucked.)

The next day, our bundle/department/org unit had our s
econd off-site event of the year. Earlier this year, it was an overnight stay at Subic where I got completely trashed. This time, it was just a day trip to Enchanted Kingdom, and it was tagged as a "Friends and Family" day, so I didn't expect to get drunk (I didn't.) On the contrary, I actually was only able to go on 3 rides (2 of them lame rides, and one of them, we had to line up for more than an hour.) I don't know if it was just me getting used to the feeling, but I honestly wasn't all that thrilled while riding on Anchors Away. I guess the thrill of Anchors Away was no match to last month's Abyss at Ocean Park.

The clincher of the night though was I the fireworks competition at the end of the night. There were 6 groups in competition, so it was fireworks overload after dinner, which I wasn't complaining about.


Pics are over here:
Beer Bash 2008
AMG at Enchanted Kingdom

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Now playing: Coldplay - Death Will Never Conquer
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

About Things

Little Things

Laughable attempts at being cool and smooth and the projection of being important
Headphones exist for a reason. So does common sense.
Talking endlessly about things when the only person who actually cares about said things is the talker

Different Things

Hearing a great song you haven't listened to for a long time
Drinking a steaming hot cup of coffee and cinnamon-laced sweets
Holding a loaded gun for the first time

Absurd Things

Blood transfusion and
unqualified practices
Resistance to change and confusing signals
Undeserved awards and the feelings you get thereafter

Unconventional Things

homemade hot chocolate from Lindt Dark Chocolate
buskers and the amount of money one can win
insomnia and hunger and the internet


Ok, I'll stop here. This was a weird enough post as it is.


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Now playing: Live - Lightning Crashes
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Before Dusk


This is an unedited picture of the view from outside just a few minutes ago. Isn't it strange how the right combination of the sunset, rainclouds, pollution, and lack of street lights could turn an otherwise drab view that is my village into a dramatic sepia-colored depressionville?



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Now playing: Aqualung - Brighter Than Sunshine

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Tricks

I just changed my blog layout to a much simpler one. But just like your salary, or that feeling of greatness and superiority you sometimes get, I don't think it's gonna last. So for posterity's sake, here's a screenshot.


I couldn't sleep last night so I decided to do something boring to make me sleepy. But instead of making me want to go to bed, I stayed up all night trying to find the perfect combination of the green-colored font on the green-hued background for the title above. I'm obsessive-compulsive that way.



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Now playing: Skunk Anansie - Hedonism
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Other Food Products, #4

Damn It. So apparently Lotte Koala Biscuit (Family Pack)(Chocolate Filled)(Double Chocolate Flavor) is contaminated with Melamine. I ate a whole pack when I was in Hong Kong a few weeks ago.

Well, the bright side is, this buys me a viable excuse to go on endless sick leaves from work.

Officemate: Absent ka na naman? Tamad ka talaga.
Me: What? You're calling me lazy? Don't you know what I'm going through??? My kidneys are failing because of the Lotte Koala Biscuit pack that I ate 3 weeks ago! I'm so sick my piss is milk chocolate and my shit is shaped like koalas!
Anyway.

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The Amazing Race 13 premiered last Monday am here in Manila. The 13th season's first leg had teams going to Brazil. Woohoo! I'm a huge TAR geek so I'm happy the show's back. However, the premiere wasn't as exciting as I thought it could've been, partly because the tasks weren't that hard, and partly because the Married Beekeeping senior citizens were so slow and unexciting, their elimination was basically a foregone conclusion. Last year's premiere was awesome, because really, it's hard to top braying donkeys in Ireland when it comes to comic relief.


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Now playing: Massive Attack - Live With Me
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