Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Boat isn't Sinking

Some of the reasons why Paolo Coelho is my most beloved author of all time.

He wrote:

"On the way, I meet strong currents, winds and storms, but I keep rowing, exhausted, knowing that I have drifted away from my chosen course and that the island I was trying to reach is no longer on my horizon. I can't turn back though." - THE ZAHIR

"You should try all wines - of some, take only a sip, of others, drink the whole bottle. How can you distinguish one from the other? By taste. Only someone who has tasted sour wine can recognize good wine." - BRIDA

"Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is that you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed." - THE DEVIL AND MISS PRYM

Thank you, Sir.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Return To Work Order

See, I haven't been going to work since last week. Been absent for 9 consecutive days now and still planning on not returning. I am still torn between whether or not to continue working in the company I am currently in, considering some circumstances. Thoughts of maybe looking for another place and nature of business to work in are coming in. 

Chances are:
  • I may find another job and have a normal schedule with days off on the weekends, but end up being paid so little. (I work in a call center environment, so the perks are frickishly awesome!)
  • I can bear being paid less than what I get now if I find a job nearby home, save on travel time and expenses, but also make a cut on the lifestyle I've already been used to.
  • Continue working in the current company I am with, but dread every damn day of dragging myself to going to that place - travel time, by the way, is 2 and 1/2 hours going to, and another 2 and 1/2 hours back. Or,
  • I can just accept and adjust to the fact that things change, things happen, and not everything and everyone would be to my favor. 
Is it what you call 'laziness'? Or have I just had enough?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I once had a shirt that says, "Aging means perpetually being in your mid-20s". At that time I first read that I didn't even know what that meant.

See, in a couple of days I'll be turning 24. Not that am excited about my birthday, nor not excited. Whatever. It is just a regular and ordinary day for me when my age gets a plus one. I'm kind of not a big fan of my own birthday celebration; I just like attending somebody else's.

A bit surprising, though, that people are asking me what my plans are for that day. I am not used to that. I mean I'm not used to people remembering that day for me.

But I am thankful.