Saturday, January 30, 2016

Jan 30th

I can't think of a creative title, so pardon with the uncreative one.

So much of keeping a promise of updating this blog more often, even just for one post per week. I had so many things in my mind right now, but I'd rather keep it inside and just let it pass. Nope, nothing serious, that's all.

Anyway to keep myself busy, I've been reading books, watching new tv shows, and catching up with sleep. Yep, I sometimes lack sleep whenever I'm in day shift. It really is difficult for me to sleep before 10PM and the next thing I need to accomplish is to wake up at 4:10AM the following day. I was never a morning person, well until now. The only thing that compromises this shit is the beautiful sunrise that I always see every morning. Unless if the weather's fucked up.

I have to admit that my interest in politics (American politics to be exact) had grown exponentially (yes, big word), all thanks to House of Cards. Damn, Kevin Spacey's so good! He's one of the few American actors that I admire the most. Can't wait to finish the first three seasons! The fourth season will air this March. Can't also wait for #HTGAWM too.

Speaking of work, my boss gave me an additional work, he assigned me as one of the training officers of our facility. I honestly do not want it because I never had the patience to teach people, regardless of the circumstances. But I just realized that the boss gave me that assignment because he completely trusted my skills as a rated air traffic controller. I don't know, maybe because he observed how I handle heavy air traffic - my control techniques, quick action, and the way separate and sequence air traffic in the MOST expeditious way without compromising the separation procedures mandated by ICAO. Well, I'll just consider it as a challenge, and also a way to distract myself from those things that don't even deserve my attention at all.

I haven't had bought my return flight from Taipei. But I'll buy one right after payday. Haha! I can no longer contain my excitement. Fast forward to March 19 please! Taiwan, please be good to us! :D

Friday, January 15, 2016


I have been a public servant for three years... and counting. The moment I entered the Air Traffic Controller training four years ago, I told myself that this is my way to give back to my country, after studying for four years in a premier, state-run university of my country. I owe my countrymen a favor since their taxes partially subsidized my tuition.

There's no question about my love in the field of aviation. I mean, I got my dream job, which is air traffic controller, and I couldn't ask for more. I wouldn't mind working long hours just to ensure the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic. I wouldn't mind working on public holidays. Everyone's at home celebrating Christmas and New Year but me since I brought them to their families. That fact alone makes me happy and accomplished.

But then again, the problem lies with our government. How can I serve my country well when in the first place, the government doesn't know how to treat their constituents well? I can't help it but to be mad about the recent news of our national government. I can no longer stand the fact that we have a President who knows nothing about compassion and public servant. The "Daang Matuwid" only applies to the rich and elite societies; the poor. and even the middle-class are suffering. What an incompetent prick.

I can't blame those people who chose to work abroad instead here. The Philippines doesn't benefit from the skills and intelligence of the Filipino workers at all. Appalling. A sad truth. 

Tuesday, January 05, 2016


Five days after welcoming 2016, I still can't imagine how fast 2015 went. It felt like a cool breeze - temporary yet comforting. 2015 has been the most awesome year to date. I had traveled to places that I never imagined in my entire life that I'd set foot in. I never thought I'd visit Yogyakarta and be marveled by Borobodur and Prambanan Temples, endured the chaos and language barrier of Jakarta, got lost in the urban maze of Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore, appreciate the azure waters of Kota Kinabalu, and be amazed by the Petronas Towers as it stood high and proud in downtown Kuala Lumpur.

I do hope that the year 2016 will be like a wave that never breaks. As the song goes, nothing can stop us now.