Let’s get lost and happy (and many more misadventures to come)

That smiley's NSFW, don't say I didn't warned you!
That smiley’s NSFW, don’t say I didn’t warned you!

We work, we play, we dance, we sing. We had our own ups and downs (most of them work-related teehee!) but we managed to smile and laugh about it. Despite the hasty environment that we’re having right now, we see to it that we all do our best to roll and to have fun.

Like the one that we had few {months|weeks|days} ago, we sneaked in at one of the loudest bars in the metro. We all drinked, danced and party all night till we’re all dizzy because of the booze, house music and my crazy set of fun-loving friends.

Let’s get lost and happy next time, yes? 🙂

We beheld once again the stars

Enchanting. Beautiful. Moving.

This is how I describe this song composed by Z Randall Stroope. Beautifully sung by the world-acclaimed Philippine Madrigal Singers, the song “We beheld once again the stars” (Riveder de stelle) is one powerful song that can definitely move mountains. This is one of my personal favorite from the MADZ.

Another thing that I like about the song is the lyrics itself that is taken from Dante Algierri’s “The Divine Comedy”. I can’t help but to feel the song’s movement and the thirst of freedom.

Here are the lyrics and the translation to the song, enjoy!

We beheld once again the stars (Riveder de stelle)

Ma la notte risurge
Oramai e da partir
Che tutto veduto
Ritornar!
Vexilla Regis prodeunt inferni!

Ma la notte risurge
Salimmo su, tanto ch’i’ vidi
De le cose belle che porta
Ciel, per un pertugio tondo.
Quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle

But soon it will be night and we must rise to the stars.
Now is the time to depart this place
for we have seen and experienced it all.
Keep moving! Return to paradise.
The wings of hell’s monarch are heard nearby.
We must leave quickly,

but soon it will be night.
I climbed toward paradise with no thought of looking back.
I passed through a small opening
and finally saw heaven and the supreme light
and beheld once again the stars.

The video is taken during their stint at the European Grand Prix last 2007, where they were emerged as a winner on the said event.

Enjoy! 🙂

Time to think twice (or thrice!)

I’ve been in the stage wherein i’m thinking of my current state in my work. I’ve been working on 4 different companies, and somehow I was thinking that working in this particular company is fulfilling and rewarding at the same time.

And then I came at the time that I’m not really happy at work. Why? For very obvious reasons, I’ve been thinking hard for days/weeks/months only to realize that it’s not really working. just like going in a relationship, if you feel like that there is something wrong, you might think on so many questions, and many of them will start with the question, “why”.

I’ve a lot of reasons why I considering on getting out. And here’s something that I wanna share to all: (explanations are based on my personal experience)

  • Unhealthy environment – dirty office space, tables with roaches roaming everywhere, timed office breaks (yes, even restroom breaks are strictly timed!) and even office rooms that makes you feel like you’re in a prison is no good.
  • Intolerable workload – when you realize that the workload is too much to handle and the people is expecting too much on you. We’re no superheroes (me: I’m no Sailor Mercury, cos she’s the more witty one lol!) and people needs to consider that though we have our own strengths, we had our own set of limitations too.
  • No growth – When the work is now boring and repetitive, with no room for professional growth. It’ll be good if they could offer something that could make use for your work, but if there’s none then it’s better to think twice on this one.
  • Work schedule – I’m not having problems in working on a shifting schedule (sooo thankful that  never work on shifting schedules) but if it’s a 6-day job that even forcing/requiring you to work even on holidays, that’s really stressful.
  • No freedom – timed breaks are ok, but to be in the office wherein one requires you to strictly time your breaks (lunch breaks, 15-min. breaks and even restroom breaks) is just plain crazy!
  • No privacy – To check on someone else’s laptops and desktops and to peek on someone else’s personal emails, personal messages on Yahoo and Skype, and work/personal files is against the ten commandments of of computer ethics. (pls see #2 and #3.)
  • Office politics – gossips, crab mentality, favoritism. this form of backstabbing can affect you in all forms.
  • Crazy office management – When you to inquire on something  yet they just keep on chatting, or they don’t want to do their work.
  • Demential bosses – if you know that you’re doing your best in your job YET he/she’s making you life a living hell. #nuffsaid #bipolarmuch

Wanna know what I’m thinking? I’m still torn on filing my resignation. pero ewan ko, I might {consider/reconsider/not considering}  on this one soon.

 (to be continued… つづく)

Welcoming September with a bang!

This is how I celebrate the first day of September.

Macci's day. Pic's from Bill
Macci’s day. Pic’s from Bill

September 1 marks Macci‘s birthday. For me, she is one of the gorgeous souls inside and out. She invited us (me, along with Bill and Nico. Sayang lang Oshi and Sheryl’s not with us) to her house for birthday party, along with her schoolmates and her other set of friends.

We drank, laughed hard, play beer pong, and talked about anything and everything under the sun. I even “swim” at her family’s koi pond, and play with her baby Bichons in the morning while everyone’s fast asleep, or just coping with their hangover.

The three of us bid goodbye to our darling birthday girl early in the morning, still thankful for that tiring, but awesome night to remember.

No I don’t have a splitting headache after, but I do have bruises on my legs and knees. (Yes I did slip in that koi pond, pfft!)

Happy memories. Lessons learned. Awesome friends. I’m happy with my current state. I just need to be careful from now on. 🙂

 

 

 

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