It may come as a surprise that I’ve never finished the School Rumble series way back then. I’ve recently started watching it from the beginning once more. Anime like this is one of the reasons of my being. It’s also no surprise that I’m still fond of Eri (as evident of my new banner).
So what’s going on with me? There have been many changes since then. I stopped working for Jan. Went back into the call center business and here I am going into this new account called “Project Aurora”. I have high hopes for this but I don’t want to jinx anything so I’ll stay quiet for now.
I still haven’t got a new PS3, and I don’t think I might get one soon. I’ve decided to prioritize upgrading my PC for now and prioritize gaming on WoT (World of Tanks) and stick to if for a while.
By the way, for those of you who don’t know. Wannabefansubs was the fansub group that I looked forward to when I was looking forward to the latest episodes of School Rumble back then. I got so serious that I even joined the IRC channel and became a regular poster in their forums. So I pay tribute to them for subbing a great series. It’s sad that they had to disband, but like everything else, all good things come to an end. Kudos to you guys at wannabe, I hope everyone has realized their dreams.
Oh well, see whoever is reading this around.
Wordpress has become my world for the past week. I’ve done a great deal of research in accordance with the points that my boss has given me and I’ve got tons of stuff here on my work outline software. It may appear quite significant but, I’ve never been this organized before. If only I came across this software way back, it could have made my work really easier.
Anyhow, in a period of 2 weeks, I’ve come to understand so much that I guess you could call me an SEO specialist. I could probably be a Wordpress professional as well but there is still much to learn. I’m also giving some ideas to Mackie, whom we’ve hired as the new graphics guy. I know he’s overwhelmed but I have complete trust that he will get all his learning done real quick so he can catch up with me and my boss.
I haven’t been able to watch any of the latest Anime releases recently since work has bogged me down. The only form of entertainment I have right now is re-reading MegaTokyo. Boy I miss that manga. I can’t believe it is now 10 years old!
I got to go. It’s 10:32 PM, a friday night, yet I’m still working! Rushing a website for a client that needs to be done by tomorrow. Whew… at least I’m getting paid tomorrow for my work. Ja~ ^^
Time to update the old blog. It’s my first Sunday evening at the Condo, had a light dinner and I’m trying to relax a bit before I continue to self study some of the software that I’m required to learn for work.
My boss is not too bad actually. Unlike the many Americans whom I’ve known personally, he is one of the most simplest guys. He isn’t picky when it comes to eating, in fact you can easily please him with good local food. I was surprised the other day when I took him to an “Inasal” restaurant last Thursday, and boy did his face light up when he tasted the Chicken Inasal. He kept going on and on about how tender and moist the chicken was and how delicate it was cooked. I was also surprised that he liked the Palabok a lot. He even got to the point where he wanted to learn the recipe for it.
The condo we have here is not too shaby. In fact, this is the first time I’ve lived extravagantly like this. It’s a 2 bedroom condo unit. My boss occupies the master bedroom while I occupy the adjacent room (which I find so spacious since this is like 2 times bigger than my room at home). We’ve got all the furnishings available, air-conditioning in every room, and we have a killer view at the balcony. We’re on the 12th floor. On top of that, the condo has its own private pool and Jacuzzi, a gym with all the treadmills, body building and other exercise equipment. In case you’re wondering, the condo is located at Garnett Road, right behind the Strata building where Jam 88.3 is located.
I’m still having a bit of trouble eating out with my boss since he does like to eat at some fancy snazzy restaurants. Just today, we had lunch at Dad’s / Saisaki / Kamayan. We did the buffet, eat-all-you-can thing. I’m still full! I must have eaten like a kilo of Tuna Sashimi rofl. We then went over to Shangri-la and picked up a few appliances from True Value and then headed over to SM Appliance Center at Megamall to pick up a DVD player and a sound system.
Boy, do I have to take in a lot of learning. There’s a lot of software that I need to learn to get going here. He’s training me to be a manager for the company after all so I need to get serious. When this thing goes full boom, I’m sure things will get chaotic real fast. I’m starting to get some people on board, I’ve contacted Mackie but I’ve yet to wait for my boss’ approval on his sample work. I also managed to contact Haoson just today since I do know he does write-ups and content for websites so he had the qualifications and know-how.
My boss and I also had a sort of strategic meeting. You know, what our goals are for the next few months and etc. I was surprised though when he said that he would take me to Thailand maybe in 3-4 months time when he does one of his business meetings with some clients over there. I’m like wow. But we’ll see. Not keeping my hopes up but we’ll see. >_<
Phew, I guess I’ll watch a bit of Anime and then continue reviewing and studying these programs (Believe me when I say that I’m not even on the 50% mark on these programs @_@). I pray that God may guide me thru this opportunity and I may finally make something out of my life that has been so down and depressing so far.
It’s the last two days of the year and I thought I’d post my last blog entry for the year. You are probably wondering why I have a MegaTokyo image up there. Well, I was doing a bit of cleaning in my room and I stumbled across my old MT paperback manga that was in my “geek drawer”. Picked up book one and started reading again. Something caught my eye and it made me tear. In between pages 16 and 17, where Largo and Piro sneaks in to the E3 conference posing as Ion Storm employees, and the part where they suddenly go to Japan when Largo strangles Piro with the headphone cords, I found something dear. A dried up, well-preserved flower. I’ve forgotten what type of flower it was but it looks like a small Daisy.
“Kono sekai wo melody…”
Anyway, its the end of the year. I guess I’ll summarize what has happened so far. At the beginning of the year I finally got another job as a tier 2 agent for a call center. It was promising at first but it turns out that this call center screwed its employees. I didn’t like our department heads either. They were no-real talent people who were just posers and arse-kissers. I couldn’t stand working under a person who’s the head of a Technical Support department but knew nothing about IP addresses, the difference of ADSL and SDSL and memory core speeds. So after three months I quit. I decided to take up freelancing as an alternative. I was finally getting paid in dollars but the pay was only there when you had projects coming in. It was basically on and off for me. An unexpected blessing has presented itself though. My American boss decided to start an office in the Philippines and he wants me to be part of the management and admin team. Basically, I’m his personal assistant for now, but once we get the office up and running this January, I’ll be doing real managerial work. He’s also laid out a comprehensive bonus plan and great incentives. He even let me in on something I never thought I would dream of, but that is another story for another time. Thank you Lord.
“Chikoku ha shitemo soutai ha Non Non Non…”
It was a really sad gaming year for me. Myio (my PS3 as I affectionately call her) has suffered from the dreaded YLOD (Yellow Light of Death). I revived her temporarily many times using the re-flow method but I couldn’t use her for extended periods of time anymore. Basically, I missed out on most of the console games, with the exception of Uncharted 2, which I was able to play when a friend came over with his PS3 slim. I’ve also become a bit idle at PinoyPS since I could not talk about anything since my PS3 is MIA. I was able to play the Japanese demo of Final Fantasy 13 though, and I must get Myio fixed by March 2010 is all I could say! Thanks also to another friend for letting me play the God of War 3 demo on his PS3. Another reason why I should get Myio fixed. I’m quite hopeful though that by January, Myio can be repaired permanently.
“Kawari yuku kisetsu ga machinami somete yuku…”
This year was also significant because I went back to playing Pangya, which is now on its fourth season. If anyone wants to join me, I’m playing on the international server handled by Ntreev USA. I’m proud to say I’ve reached Amateur ranking, with Angel Wings and a very low quit rate. What really drew me back to this game is the fact that Ntreev is actually trying to please its customers and there is so much improvement in the game that its easier to level up now.
“Sagashite yumemite kotae dashite…”
So the New Year is upon us. I’ve been wondering for a while though about something. I really never did any resolutions in my past New Year’s because I thought it was foolish. But now I see that if it will give me hope or something to look forward to, then I guess it wouldn’t hurt. There’s only one resolution I’m considering. It was actually what someone told me a couple of years back. “Fix your life.” And that, I will…
“Okina chansu ni naru ka mo shirenai…”