So, I just got home after hanging out in a coffee shop watching people do what they do on Friday nights. It’s been a long while since I’ve had a Friday night doing what people do to celebrate the weekend.
So there I was, sitting with my feet up on the opposite chair, sipping on a cold coffee drink watching the crowd in front of me with a mixture of detached amusement and amazement. Man, I can only shake my head as I got up and left.
Hello, dears! I am still alive. Well, barely, that is. LOL!
It seems that I’ve been running on caffeine for the past few weeks. It seems that the days are so short and time has been running faster, don’t you agree? It feels like I just blinked and the month of March is almost over. Where did all the days go? I barely got things done in my list!
“I wonder if you are one of the millions of people I pass by everyday. And I wonder if you are wondering how you’re going to know that it was me you’re looking for, too. In my mind, it was like we were in a maze, trying to find our way into each other’s arms, only, instead of walls, doors and hallways, our barriers are time and space.”
For every project that I was a part of, the go-live is never an issue. The real issue begins after go-live where you encounter issues upon issues that you’ve never considered during testing stage.
Same thing applies after I migrated my blog. I am encountering things, not necessarily an issue, that I’ve never considered before. It’s baffling, really, to realize that I need to do a lot of manual work after migration. I’ve been editing posts and links for the past few days now and I am not yet done
It’s already the 24th on this side of the world and it is just now that I am posting something Christmas-y. It’s been a chaotic start of the month and with all the appointments crammed before the holidays, well, I didn’t have time left to sit down and totally write something cohesive. Anyway, I’ve put up the tree in my apartment a few days into November. Given that we won’t be spending the holidays in the big metro, I opted to have the tree up a month earlier than I usually do just so we can have something to look forward to. […]
Today is my last day at work. For this year, that is. 😛 I am now officially on vacation. Yipee! But wait, I still have to tidy up my crib, fold and stow away the laundry, wash the dishes. I also have to pack a few more things and secure everything before I leave.
My grandmother was buried the other day and yesterday, a ritual has been performed by the elders so that the family members can resume our lives, so to speak. I’ll talk more about that in a different post. These past few days, I haven’t mingled with anyone else except with family and relatives. And if there’s one thing that I have observed that got me dumbstruck because of being so obvious I haven’t realized it before is that: we are all control-freaks. LOL! Somehow, it was a trait that stood out from majority of the descendants of my grandmother. On […]
December 1 – We are on the sixth day of my grandmother’s wake. Tomorrow, we say our final goodbyes as she will be laid to rest on her final resting place. She will be buried beside our grandfather who passed away almost 20 years ago. Anyway, since we arrived home last Sunday evening, I’ve been running on caffeine. And I think I am not the only one. My siblings and cousins and basically the direct descendants of my grandmother were all running on caffeine, too. Well, coffee drinking runs in the family, so to speak, so no surprise there. LOL! […]
I woke up early this evening from nap to find about 15 missed calls from family. My maternal grandmother, who has been confined in the hospital since last week, has passed away peacefully this afternoon. She was 89 years old. Right now, I cannot still fully grasp the news. I guess growing up seeing and watching my Lola bounce back from everything, I was expecting her to bounce back to good health this time, too. But even the fact that she was no longer as strong as she was, I was actually hoping that we will get to see her and spend […]
September is usually the busiest month that we have at work. I used to enjoy it. The long work hours, getting overloaded with tasks with short deadlines, trying to finish everything before the month ends. I used to get an adrenaline rush just anticipating the work load that I would have. Some would actually say that I was a masochist back in those days when it comes to work. It never really bothered me. I lived for that kind of environment.