Everything and Nothing

Saturday, December 07, 2002

My journal is now using the b2 system. You can now visit it here. Please update your bookmarks. (As if, hehe).

Friday, December 06, 2002

I lack enthusiasm for life. A friend just observed that in me. After thinking about it a bit, I think it's true. I'm apathetic towards most things - I don't feel strongly for them, for or against.

The friend also can't understand why I am not interested in traveling. It really has no appeal for me.

One thing immediately good would be that I have someone to remind me to go to the gym. If you know me, you'd know that is very, very hard. It's like I have a mental block against it. I really need to get motivated so I'll feel better, live longer, and hopefully be less sickly.

Now I can get started working! No more feeling bad and looking at the past; instead, hoping for the future.

Thursday, December 05, 2002

Very nice post. My own version would be - reading blogs makes me realize - or wonder - why everyone else's life seems better than yours! But should you even compare? I do, and that helps me feel miserable at times. Why don't I have something that's so easy for other people to have?

I caught the obituary of Santi Bose. The Bad Boy of Philippine Art, it read. Neat.

New dream person to meet: Michelle Coronel Santos of Cinderella. Wow.

I am at the office to hopefully put in some work despite the holiday. Unfortunately, money rules. The streets leading to Megamall were oh so congested. Fortunately it has never been my habit to buy gifts or go shopping - more so now that I cannot afford it! When I do have money, I know my priorities... I have them listed down.

I should start drawing up my dream Christmas list, though. Maybe I'll post it when I migrate this journal. I'm thinking of quitting Blogger and moving to b2. The catch is that I'll be forever dependent on the fact that my web host has MySQL and PHP available.

I was sick yesterday. Frustrating. I can't keep up with other people because a little lost sleep brings me down.

Work is still good, though. I'll be turning up tomorrow since time is of the essence. (And I didn't do enough today). While I hope to write Java code like a poet, the reality is that I'm trudging through other people's code and trying to understand it. (software archeology, argh!)

I hope I'll get rested enough to make it to the events on Saturday (UP? Freedom Bar?), or Sunday night (Mayrics for Grabe Sunday? whiichever I decide to go to.) If I feel like going out Saturday afternoon, I'll head to the Blues/Jazz Festival at Greenbelt Auditorium. Jim Ayson has more details at the pinoyrock group. At least I don't have to stay up late.

The official press release of the Web Awards gives some details I've missed. Half Project has a photo gallery. (Thanks to Cynthia for pointing it out).

Some Java blog led me to the advertising blog generator. Very appropriate, the stuff that comes out.

Does the Department of Labor and Employment have to raise cash by selling their domain? Check out pinoymigrant.dole.gov.ph. Or do they mean, the Pinoy (rather, Pinay) is migrating to a new shampoo?

Tuesday, December 03, 2002

Matilda now as a Yahoo! group - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/matilda7.

Interesting times at work. The old code I'm trying to understand is tough. I need to be motivated!

Monday, December 02, 2002

I just remembered two more hosts for the web awards: Jesus "Buboy" Romero of Globe Telecoms, and a girl host from E! Philippines.

I got asthma. Been hanging out with too many smokers. That, and probably coffee, kept me up last night. Today, I've successfully avoided that evil bean. Unfortunately, I've been eating too much, and don't feel like exercising. Another weakness of mine.

I was also playing the Warcraft 3 missions in hard mode over the weekend. Frustrating.

The work project is hard but I'm learning lots about good programming style. Gotta do it.