Showing posts from May, 2007

When things go wrong...and The Mystery of the Missing Cellphone

I am not superstitious but when a day like yesterday happens, when one bad thing happens one after the other...then, I start thinking that negative forces in my immediate universe is working in an optimal pace. My tuesday started uneventful enough...I woke up late, as usual. The Ms. Universe 2007 was being shown live on cable TV and so I did not bring my Mom to her CWL seminar. A few minutes later, we got a call from her saying that she must have left her folder full of seminar materials in the tricycle (a motorcycle with a covered sidecar that serves as the main transport in most provincial towns and small cities) that she rode going there but she was not able to get it's number. So the househelp had to go chasing after similar looking tricycles which more or less comprises 80% of all tricycles plying the city route. The Ms. U would not have interested me anymore since the Philippines did not make the cut...but Korea did and being a true fan of Korean cinema and dramas...I dec


I really don't like Mondays...why?  Because it is the day that comes after my usually busy weekends. For most people, weekends are meant to be rest days but for me, these are the days where I try to squeeze in all activities unrelated to my regular work...and since these are only 2 days, it's no wonder that I'm busy and tired when Monday comes.  In other words, I don't get a free weekend. So I got in late for work today and my day did not start well at all.  But, since I never let anything bother me for long...and I have this great ability to filter out the noises around me so that by the end of the day when everyone has gone home except me, I find that my day has ended in a positive way.  Frankly my work week really starts on a Tuesday...Mondays are blah days and I'm part zombie, part be very afraid ;)

a new beginning

It's a good thing that I did not promise to keep this blog updated, otherwise I'd be paying for broken promises now. But today is a new beginning because I have decided to seriously make time to do this not only for today, but each new day :) After the elections last May 14, I think the days just went by...not slowly but it is more like "days that were over before you know it but you don't really remember doing anything significant or worth remembering" kind of days. This troubled me somewhat because it seemed to me that something as important as the election was no longer important to most people...including myself. But on after thought, something did happen during Election Day itself and the fact that people were empowered enough to complain is a good thing. I volunteered as part of the transportation team of the PPCRV (Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting) of San Diego Parish and at around 8:30 AM of Election Day, I was tasked to drive some peopl