Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Nanay & Liz Happy Happy

Friday, October 26, 2007

On Duty

So here's the duty story that I will never be able to tell the people I should have told it about...

I began my "duty" in April. The schedule was tight, there were only 4 duty officers (with me still just sharing responsibilities) which translated to 1-week every month cycle. After several months and several cycles, I talked to my mentor if I could begin my solo duty in order to extend the cycle an additional week for all of us. We talked to several other people and then it was agreed: I was going to be allowed, although prematurely, to do my duty by myself...

I honestly thought it would do me and my co-duty officers good... but...

When the new duty roster came out, I discovered that I was scheduled to be on duty on Nov 2-9, Dec 7-14 and Dec 28 - Jan 4. That includes New Year, the company Family Day on the 8th of Dec, and the long weekend Nov 1-4, for which I already have tickets to go to Boracay with my girlfriend...

On the day that I got the new duty roster, I sent emails to all the other duty officers if I could swap schedules. I found a replacement for Nov 2 and Nov 4, but for Nov 3 I still had to be on duty. I've exhausted my options and am now desperate for a replacement.

My hopes lie in 2 people I will have to ask next week...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Glorietta Bomb

Theories have been flying around about the who and the why behind the alleged bombing of Glorietta Mall last week. Although maybe I shouldn't refer to it as bombing anymore, in light of new reports saying that it there were no bomb blast materials in the scene, and no bomb crater to support the bomb theory. They also said evidences are pointing towards an accidental gas explosion.

I had quite a discussion over lunch about it, before the new information came out and everyone agreed that it was indeed, a bomb. A friend of mine wouldn't dismiss the idea that it could have been the government behind the apparent diversion, what with all the talk about ZTE and the new Impeachment case they are drafting. Also, it did happen on the same day that those 3 bishops called for the President to resign, which I found completely absurd, by the way. I mean, they wanted to remove the President, but said they were not supporting any Politicians or other groups. So, if they got their way, what then?!?! We'll have a practically headless government!(Noli who?)

But going back to my lunch discussion, my opinion is this: I do think that those darn Politicians grandstanding and blaming the government for every little thing are over the top and should just be ignored. (Trillia-what?) I honestly think GMA is smart enough to recognize that the Martial Law tactics of creating chaos to be able to wield the government's controls against it is an easily recognizable strategy, and that she knows the Filipino people will not hear of it anymore.

In any case, 11 people died in that tragedy. One of them, the wife of Carlo Cruz, who's email has been circulating in our offices.

I pray for their souls and the families they left behind.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Countdown to Boracay

12 days to Boracay

We already have plane tickets and I just finished booking our hotel reservations today!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

News Bits Tidbits

One of the benefits of having Broadband at home is I get read the news before I go to bed. I'm not quite in the mood to talk about ZTE and GMA and ERAP and Clinton-Obama right now, so I'll just mention some newsbits that caught my eye in the past couple of weeks...

  • I'm sure you heard about Britney Spear's tragic excuse for a performance at the recent MTV VMA's. I honestly was looking forward to it, I suppose a lot of us are really suckers for Happy Endings, but then watching here walk around the stage (almost) dancing was just blah and blah. She could have done better to say the least. Haha. But check again. Her song "Gimme More" is #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #1 on the Hot Digital Songs.

  • And that Chris Crocker guy who was on YouTube crying over the whole Britney thing, and how almost every newspaper in the world featured her (horrible) comeback. I saw an article saying how amazing it was that you can have a nervous breakdown and the whole world can watch it. Haha. Seriously, I think people obsessed with celebrities are really creepy...

  • And did you hear about Christian Bautista's Lupang Hinirang blooper?

"...Lupa ng araw ng luwalhati't pagsinta, ang mamatay ng dahil sa'yo!"

Dumbass. 'Nuff said. Haha!

  • How about that racial slur against Philippine Medical Schools on Desperate Housewives? Where Teri Hatcher's character says "Before we go on, I think I wanna see his diplomas to check that they're not from some medical school in the Philippines!" (or something like that). I mean c'mon. That was really irresponsible of the writers. It's a reputation issue. Doctors who received their degree in a Philippine medical school is just as competent as any other doctor from any medical school in the United States. That comment was uncalled for.