Thursday, January 10, 2019

Busy Bee

I've been preoccupied with a lot of stuff lately - my upcoming interview and sim exam in Toronto, the big day, and a whole lot more. But this is still good. Keeps my head busy. I wanted to buy the journal from Everyday Explorers 'coz it's cute. Plus it is color teal, my favorite. But, the stingy in me doesn't want to spend Php 980. But, but, but. Acckkk. I've already claimed my travel organizer from Starbucks, and I've already started writing it. But meh.

Yesterday, my mate in Toronto told me that the training manager and the tower manager already got my CV/resume and cover letter. He had spoken highly about me, so I'm guessing they have high expectations for me. Gah, I don't feel any pressure right now. At least, I am super motivated to work harder and to study smarter. I still have less than six weeks before my trip. Yaaaayyyy. Gonna be my first super long-haul flight. Can't imagine myself flying for 17 hrs straight. I am praying that I won't have seatmates. I guess the trick worked, and I have proven it to myself. Lol.

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Feliz Año Nuevo

Obligatory new year post. Anyway, just a quick update how my new year went.

I spent the new year's eve at the office, which was great coz it's my first time lol. Well, at least I get to rest for three and a half days before I start my shift again this Friday afternoon. 2018 was not really a rollercoaster ride for me. It was rather a steady road trip with a few speed bumps. This year, I get to appreciate my friends, especially the ones who were with me in good times and in bad times. Thank you so much. I can't imagine my life without you guys. I know I always spend my time alone at the restaurants, coffee shops, and cinema, but when I needed help, you were always there for me. To all my haters out there who love to talk behind my back - I won't change. As long as I'm doing good and not offensive, we're all good. Also, I don't give a flying fuck about y'all. Lol. Oops, pardon my French.

I am planning something. I won't spill the details because I might get jinxed, but I am hoping that everything will be worth it until the end. 2019 is going to an amazing year for me, I can sense that. If 2018 was about going with the flow, then 2019 will be about taking the leap of faith. I think everything's falling into places.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Things Have Changed

Today's my day off and I have nothing to do other than browsing my Instagram and Facebook feed. For some reasons, nostalgia hit me hard. So, I browsed my personal blog entries dated more nine to ten years ago. I was still in my 2nd or 3rd year in uni. During those days, I had a LOT of time to blog at least three times a day, despite my busy academic schedule. I mean, where did I harness enough energy to blog at least two to three times a day? On top of that, most entries are more than 600 words. Wow, I had so many things to share back then, whether my mundane life at the uni or my thoughts about the random stuff I see and read on the internet. Blogging that time was totally different what it is today. It used to be an avenue for people to express their thoughts regardless of the outcome. It is a safe haven for people to rant and share some things that they love or hate. I won't deny that blogging helped me in some ways - like a punching bag to people battling anger management. I used not to talk to most people, except for my closest friends and family. Blogging is my way to express my thoughts. I'm the type of person who can't stand a day or two to share what's on my mind. I need to let it out.

If only I have the chance to revisit my 18 or 19-year-old self, I would tell him to continue writing and don't let indolence rule over you. Never stop writing. Although I didn't really stop, I just had several months of hiatus in this blog. I rarely update it. But I always make a promise to update this site more often. I can't just abandon this site for good. This is my first online home, and I will always seek solace in it. 

2019 is just around the corner. Yey!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

But why?

I don't get it. I don't really get it why some people exert so much effort just to bring a person down? I mean, why would they even bother to do it? It's a waste of time, frankly speaking. I know I should be able to handle this petty thing called hatred because I'm already mature enough to just ignore this, yet I can't help but think and sulk about it. It's kinda sad. Sad because I never had the chance to talk to those people whom I thought were nice, mature, and professional. I didn't do anything wrong to them, yet they try to bring me down by humiliating me online. I didn't deserve it. But what did I do?  I swallowed my pride and admit something that I didn't even do it. I know I'm an idiot, but if I did the right thing, they'd feed on my pride and even use it against me. So, yeah. I had no choice but choose the lesser evil. Everyone's a work in progress, and we all commit mistakes at some points of our lives. I know myself - my strengths and weaknesses. If ever I did something wrong, I would wholeheartedly accept it, and apologize to the affected party. I don't know. Oh well, these people are already on my block list. I wish them all the best in life, and let karma do her job. As the saying goes: Nasa akin ang huling halakhak.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Reminiscing

What I love about my job is that I don't bring my work at home. Basically, when my shift's done, I'm officially out from the responsibilities, and I am free to do whatever I can.

Last night, I watched the 7th episode of Westworld. As always, it left me dumbfounded. I planned to just wait for its season finale and just binge-watch the entire thing in one sitting, but I can't. I just can't wait. It makes me more intrigued. I can no longer wait for the 8th episode next week. There were so many fucked-up things revealed during the last episode, but I kinda expected it. Still, it was delivered well by the actors, so kudos to HBO for producing an amazing show like Westworld.

Speaking of TV shows, I also binged-watch Evil Genius last week. I got really curious about it, and since it was only four episodes, I finished the entire season in just one night. Again, I have a knack for docu-crime shows. Evil Genius is disturbing yet a good show. If you love watching Making a Murderer or The Keepers, Evil Genius will defo leave you at the edge of the seats. I guess I need to watch more shows under this genre. Haha!

For some reasons, I rewatched the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. In my honest opinion, that is still the best Eurovision Song Contest ever, and I guess it will take a long time overtake that standard. Sweden really knows how to host a party, and I defo loved the overall production. I originally planned to watch the opening ceremony because it was lit AF but I ended up watching the whole show (actually, I only watched some of my favorite performances like Australia, Russia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Croatia, Belgium, and Bulgaria. During the final part of the show, I was STILL hoping the results will change, and that Australia would win the show, followed by Russia. Ugh, I really hate the fact that Ukraine won the said competition, but guess what? UKRAINE SUCKS as a host country. The ESC 2017 was by far the worst I've seen. It lacked everything - production, stage presence, and creativity. The 2017 edition was dragging as fuck. Ugh. Okay, moving on. By the way, I watched the opening ceremony of the 2013 edition (Sweden was the host country) and it was also good. 2014's opening ceremony was surprisingly good, too! I bet Austria was put under pressure to host a great Eurovision Song Contest. It didn't disappoint, and I love the theme that year.

Okay, so uhm, I was checking roundtrip fares for Toronto for April 2019, and fuck that shit, fare's quite expensive. PAL's at $1,630 roundtrip, EVA Air costs at least a thousand grand, and Cathay is more than a thousand grand. I guess I have to limit my trips next year to only two next year since I'm also planning to fly to New York late next year, prolly autumn and visit my friends there. Whatever happens, I'll still fly. Speaking of flying, I got my Japan visa last week, and they granted me a five-year multiple entry visa! HURRAY! That means I have more chances of getting a multiple-entry visa from United States, Canada, and Schengen! HAHAHA! I am now closer to achieving my travel goals! I am so excited.

I can't wait to travel again! Will be traveling to the Kansai Prefecture in Japan for my birthday, Bali for the third time this October, and Melbourne for the second time a week after! That's it for now. Can't believe that we're now halfway with 2018! Time really flies when you're having fun!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Fleeting Memory



The gloomy afternoon slowly slipped away as we patiently waited for the elusive spring sunset of Taipei. As the city lights started to flicker, the last rays of sun pierced through the clouds, casting a dramatic glow from behind. All of these moments were just transient. After the clash of hues, darkness soon prevailed.

In life, nothing will last forever. Except for the feelings we spread and the love we give. Embrace what you have and do not take it for granted.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Vivo partners with Lloyd Cadena, other content creators in Manila for largest creator event

Young fans on May 11, 2018 flocked to the World Trade Center as early as 10 a.m. to catch their favorite creators hours ahead of a creator event held in Manila.

To entertain the crowd with their own brand of humor, young global smartphone brand Vivo tapped online video creators Rozel Basilio, Luigi Pacheco, Jomie Hospital, Arah Virtucio, and Lloyd Cadena during the pre-main show.


Kallang Airport, Singapore



Singapore's Changi International Airport is one of the best airports in the world and is capable to handle 70 million passengers annually. It is projected to surpass its 100-million passenger mark in the next three years. The success of Singapore's aviation industry is contributed by many factors. Just like any other stories, it has its fair share of humble beginnings.

 As we strolled around Kallang, we came across a decrepit art-deco building along Nicoll Highway. The heavily fenced complex used to be Singapore's airport and served the country from the 1930s to 1950s before it was transferred to Seletar Airbase. Today, Kallang Airport sits eerily silent on the middle of Singapore's bustling district. So much of what we do in the past is ephemeral and quickly forgotten.