Sunday, May 15, 2011

five years later

it was supposed to be my specialty.

my section handles measurement of quartz crystal through gamma ray diffraction and i was in-charge of the operation and maintenance of our x-ray spectrometers. my japanese mentor made sure that i know everything about the whole process so that when everyone else fails, i will be the one to step in and save the day.

fast forward to a few months later.

my mentor was already back in japan when news of further studies on spectroscopy spread in our department. it will be held in one of japan's major research centers and to be sponsored by our mother company. since the training was specific to my process, my name was instantly in the front line.

however, i found out from one of our area managers that my immediate boss talked to our japanese department head. he wanted the opportunity for himself. and he got it.

the day he left for japan was also the same day that my resignation became effective.

that was five years ago.

in 2009, my previous company ceased their philippine operations.

and today, may 15, i celebrate my fifth year at my third, and hopefully, my last job.

Friday, May 13, 2011

debut (daw)

i just got home from a late dinner with my asawa.

since we're both busy recently, halos 'di na kami nagkikita. but tonight is not just like any other night as we are celebrating our 18th month together. in fairness, parang johnson floor wax lang - tumatagaaaaaaal!

ayan at nagpa-cute na naman.

nalusaw na naman aketch. char!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

a proud race once again

despite his shortcomings, no one can belie that manny is, indeed, a very good boxer.

congratulations, congressman pacquiao for making us proud again!

one thing though, kindly dissociate yourself from this leech.

panira talaga ng moment itong si chavit. kainis lang!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

everyday realizations

oh my god, ayaw akong tantanan ni chaka khan from my previous entry! i just found out last night na gym mates pala kami. nakakaloka!

anyway, segue lang naman yun. hindi naman talaga about him ang entry na 'to. kailangan ko lang isulat, haha!

i went to my bank last night prior to going to the gym. since it was about to close, there was a fairly long line at the counter. i thought it was fine tutal coding naman ako.

there was this one guy ahead of me who caught my attention. gaga, hindi dahil gwapo siya or whatever! it was just because you wouldn't regard him as someone who goes to the bank because of the way he looks.

oo na, judgmental kasi ako paminsan-minsan.

when he was called at the counter, he handed the teller his passbook, a deposit slip and two one-thousand peso bills. i saw the teller smile at him.

"ang laki na ng ipon, sir!"

"kailangan e. para sa mga bata."

i looked at my hands with the bills of the same amount. but unlike his money, mine was payment for my monthly satellite cable subscription.

i suddenly felt ashamed.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

baklang post 4

an old adage goes,

pagkahaba-haba man daw ng prusisyon, sa simbahan din ang tuloy.

now here's my take,

pagka-choosy-choosy man daw ng eksenadorang nagmamagandang echosera, sa chaka rin naman pala mauuwe.