I am checking out jewelry here so that I can get two sets for the very special women in my life: my mom and my sister. I haven’t gotten them anything for Valentine’s Day. I was stuck in the office for three days brainstorming with the whole marketing team about a product launch that will take place this coming 1st week of March. As a result, I forgot that it was Valentine’s Day and I didn’t even call them up to greet them.
So I am getting them gifts first before I show up and apologize for the lapse. I am sure they will understand. They know how dedicated I am to my job that most of the time I forget important dates especially when I am focused on a very important task.
I am proud to tell you this story about my friend Shelly who made a choice between a life of easy work and a life of a hardworking nurse. She chose the latter.
You see, Shelly comes from a very rich family. She is being given a position in her father’s company to be one of his assistants. Basically, she will schedule appointments for her dad, will accompany him to some meetings with clients, and just look like the boss’ daughter. That’s it! Pretty easy, if you ask me. But Shelly’s always wanted to become a medical volunteer. She may not have the brains to become a doctor but she has the patience to become a medical assistant. She talked to her dad and asked him to give her the liberty to do what she’s always wanted to do, which is to go do charitable works.
How many people do you know who will choose to throw away an easy life to do good deeds all over the world?
I changed this blog’s theme in preparation for 2014. You know I have this goal for next year: I want to do better in blogging. I realized that I have so much to thank for in this “past time” I developed over the years. I keep taking blogging for granted because I am more focused on my nine to five. That’s just fine, of course, but I also have to keep in mind that blogging is giving me not only a side income but also an outlet to vent my frustrations in life.
I want to become more active on blogging. I plan to post something about technology at least once a week. I also plan to post something about work at least once a week as well. And another on automobiles. I love cars! I used to be such a machine enthusiast with my cousin Pete. It took a backseat because, again, I focused more on work. I want to bring that back here in my blog.
Expect more good things to come in this blog of mine. It will live up to its title of The Dailies because I will also post popular news stories here.
I have a stubborn cousin, more than usual, and his name is Rick. I am sure you’ve read about him here a number of times now. He used to live with me in my flat but when he got over his heartache, he moved out and got his own place. He is still furnishing it, a year after he moved in, and when he needs help with the electrical and stuff like that, he nags like a shrew!
Just last night he called me up to ask how he can save on ampeg amplifier which he wants to put in his balcony, for reasons only he can understand. We argued for a few minutes until he finally realized I was at work and not authorized to talk that long on the phone.
I think I’m falling in love again.
I saw her and it made me think of all those things, the little ones, that can make you feel warm all over and tender at the same time.
I’ve talked to her countless of times.
But it’s only last week, when she thought nobody was looking and she’s smiling over the book she’s reading, that I truly saw her.
I approached her, sat down in front of her, and it took me minutes before I finally got her attention.
She’s beautiful, I belatedly realized. Her smile is contagious. And she’s got the most wonderful weirdness when it comes to books.
I think I’m in love!
It’s time for me to get a brand new foam mattress. My back is already suffering from the one I now have. I have been putting it off again and again because I would go home totally exhausted and only have time to sleep for a few hours before going back to the office again. It’s a busy season for us in the office so I couldn’t spare a day to take care of some needs.
So what I am doing is go online tonight so I can finally order a new mattress and change the one I have on my bed now.
Hopefully, tonight. I am not yet sure if I can spare enough time to go online but I will try my best.
I have been waiting on this promotion to come but for some reason it wasn’t given to me. It’s okay. It hurts a bit and I am a lot disappointed because I know I deserve the higher position. But, hey, I believe that there is a reason for everything that happens in our lives.
I am choosing to move on. Keep going no matter what!
Happy last day of September!
The office is being tidied up by the cleaning crew as we have received an email telling us that the executives from the head office are on their way to visit us. You can see all welcome floor mats being put on every door, corner and everywhere there’s an entrance and exit. All executive offices are being cleaned from top to bottom, more than usual. The same goes with the operations area.
It will be a two-week long visit so we know there will be an audit to be done aside from whatever purpose the executives have. I do hope that the operations team will pass with flying colors.
It’s always good to be recognized for the hard work we’ve done.