Wednesday, December 31, 2008


2008 has been quite the interesting experience.

I started work at a new office. Granted that I started in December, but still new in the new year. Left the old office and colleagues for something new. I did not even know if I could do it, or if I could be accepted... or if I could accept the new colleagues...

Turns out I can do it, I was accepted and I can accept my new colleagues. Some of them are close to me now. Perks of being in media? The free food. Heheheh. Also, found a lot of them likes to enjoy themselves, going out for food or bowling or movies or karaoke.

Also, got to write/edit/produce again, just as I did when I was a student, working on the campus newspaper. I am loving it.

Family-wise, things are getting better with my mom. It's not any worse either. Let's just leave it at that. My dad's jumped on my mom's bandwagon but he doesn't make as much noise as my mom so I can deal.

Love life? Non-existent. Did attempt to forge something in 2008. Both attempts failed miserably. But I wouldn't trade that experience for anything in this world. Also kinda found out that I am not boyfriend material. I think it has something to do with me being such a nice guy. Nice guys are the ones you complain to about your bad-ass boyfriend. That is exactly what's been happening to me.

Sometimes I think it's a good thing coz I get to spend the good times with them and then they go back to whatever existence they had with the lover. Unfortunately, it gets lonely sometimes and I latch on to the wrong people for companionship.

Sigh. We'll see what this new year will bring. Or maybe this is my role in this world. The perpetual best friend. The one you turn to for comfort when your relationship sours but never the one you want. Sigh.

I'll just have to ride this wave out. It's quite fun being on top of the wave overlooking everything. :)

Oh, almost forgot to mention that I have gained some confidence this year. Thanks to the quiet reassurance of my friends. Yes, yes, I am quite pathetic and have no self confidence and enjoy being a wallflower. Still don't but now I don't give a rat's ass. Or try not to give a rat's ass.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


There's a seminar thingy this weekend that I have been recruited to help out. At first, I was told I'd only be providing the copy for the brochure and/or printed materials. But I found myself helping out in ways that I was not supposed to. I am helping out to help my new boss.

Things are not properly planned and everything seems to be busted at the seams. I am quite worried about it. A colleague was put in charge and he is inept. I tried to help in any way that I can but that damned colleague is slowing everything down.

Stupid shit.

He is so drunk with power. Ordinarily, he'd be the punching bag but now that he's been given the responsibility to lead, he took it as a chance to bully others. Especially the three part-time girls.

He ain't manager material. He's a good worker but he can't lead. Has no vision for the future and no contingencies.

I hope everything will fall into place. I've done everything I could to help.

Speaking of seminars, I've been working non-stop for almost 3 weeks now. 7-day work weeks. I am so tired. It's like a cycle. It's been a while since I do 7-day work weeks. Apparently, I am needed but I am not really needed.

But coz the project manager is so inept, me and this other guy had to step up and help. Sigh.

Will take a long leave after the seminar is over. By the way, the first week of December marked my one year with the company. I am so proud. I never thought I'd last that long. Mostly coz of the crazy psycho bitch of a boss. Now that she's gone, everything's getting good.

Also, I've been changing companies many times this past few years. Never been in a company more than 6 months... :)