I don’t really mean to be too negative about it but I think after three weeks of in-state of shock I’m considering this new challenge as a curse.  At first, I thought 2011 started good but with the recent development that happened last leap day is making me think if 2011 was really a good year.  I know that it is still too early to tell but that unfortunate day is changing everything.  And yes I think I’m blaming it on the leap day and naming it as the leap year curse.

First, I still need to be grateful for some things so I could pretend that I’m really happy with where I am right now and what’s happening with me.  (What’s really disappointing me is that I thought I could just shake this thing off and be happy as I should but I just couldn’t).  My hard work for the past years had finally paid off, I’ve got an unexpected job grade upgrade and a validation of expertise had put me to an open-ended special assignment by our Chief Financial Officer.  And knowing our CFO she doesn’t trust someone so easily and this assignment was a great opportunity for me to deliver and make a mark for my name in the corporate world.  Aside from that, I’m now working with a pool of young but full of potential set of employees that excites me because I know that I’d learn something from them and I can impart the things that I’ve learned throughout the years. 

Having written the whole second paragraph made me forget what was the point of this post.  (See that’s how good I am with making a point, I tend to confuse myself, too.)

But with this great opportunity comes with a big challenge and things that I have to give up, too.  Example, I was transferred to a new office and I don’t get to see the person that’s making me happy every single day and of course, I have to leave a good set of friends, too.   Another is the accessibility, the new office is a little farther, and there’s a need to travel just to go a bank and malls.  (But this isn’t a major up setter actually).  The major issues actually are the time that I have to let go.  Being back to this kind of work would entail me to render and extend overtime.  Working on weekends is highly probable.  Another reason of my unhappiness and worries is being assigned to this work pause threats to some that I don’t entirely get.  I just hate it when people thing think that I’m there to rob off their authority and trample over their rights.  I just hate working on an environment wherein you could smell insecurity and the need to power trip is high.  Thus, there’s a need for them to compete with you that makes me cringe and makes me want to give them an award and say “are you happy now?” 

I just want it to be as simple as this, I want an environment where everyone is happy and helping each other out.  We are in a working place not an arena where someone is declared a winner afterwards.  I have always believed that a good working attitude must be exemplified in a corporate world.  I just want world peace and camaraderie.

Making this post isn’t easy.  It has only been three weeks and this is what I’ve been feeling.  This is a serious thing and I’m not happy with the turnout of events.  And if it’s truly a leap year curse I just hope that I don’t need to wait for the next leap year so everything would revert back to what I’m used to. Oh please Lord, please don’t! Spare me my happiness.  My dear readers please pray with me.  Thanks!

 

I think it’s about time to do my updates to my 101 things to do in 1001 days.  Funny thing is I’m doing this update after 111 days. Funny? Well not really. Ha-ha!

Anyway, I’ll be starting off with the things that I’ve already achieved.  Here is the list:

#3 Say hello to different person you didn’t know. – I’ve done this during my trip.  It’s always helpful to say hi and hello to locals and foreigners.

#22 Get your photo featured on a site/blog. – Group picture was taken during TMR Christmas EB and it was featured on Chico’s blog.  Some friends actually saw it so I guess this is considered as done.

#24 Listen to all the songs on my Ipod without skipping any.  – Again, I was able to achieved this during my trip last February.  It took me a week to finish my 150 songs in my IPod.

#26 Do some hiking. – I’ve done this twice the first time was when I went to Davao and hiked Mountain Eden then when I went to Kota Kinabalu and hiked the Kinabalu Park.

#31 Drink 8 glasses of water everyday (in a week). – Well, I’ve realized this is possibly one of the first things that I’ve achieved.  I drink water a lot.

#32 Make friend with a stranger.  – Again during my trip I was able to be friends with two Americans.  The 1st one was our room mate in the dorm where I stayed in and the 2nd one was the one with whom we hiked with.

#55 Don’t ride a taxi to work for a day.  – Done this third week of January when Chico and Delle were on a trip outside the country and they weren’t able to do the show. My official timer was shut off for days and I was still adjusting to the new place I’m staying at. Hell day for me.

#77 Watch a Broadway play. – I was able to watch 3 Broadway plays staged with Philippine production. It’s Sweeney Todd, Spelling Bee and Spring Awakening and I will be watching Rent on the 26th of February.

 

And here’s the rest of my updates:

#11 Attend a Concert (at least 3 concerts).  – I was able to watch Ne-yo live in concert and I’m planning to watch Kelly Clarkson.

#15 Eat 5 exotic foods. During my trip to Kota Kinabalu I was able to eat Salak – a local fruit and crocodile meat.

#18 Gain and maintain weight (140 pounds).  – I’m almost there, the last time I’ve checked my weight and I weigh 138 pounds.

#29 Make 38 movie reviews. – I just couldn’t believe it since I’ve posted my 101 I’ve done only 1 movie review.  This is disappointing me.

#30 Watch every single episode of American Idol. – Obviously, American Idol isn’t over yet but I have watched every episode so far.

#41 Watch 38 films. – I’ve watched 8 movies in the cinema (500 Days of Summer, New Moon, 2012, All About Steve, Avatar, The Rebound, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Valentine’s Day) and will count those that I’ve watched at home.

#42 Make 38 Music reviews. – I have more than 8 posts with songs inspired in my blog already.

Out of lack of interesting thing to do with my life I’ve decided to do this 101 in 1001.  I’ve read this from a former follower in Twitter.  Take note of the use of “former follower” because I had to block him off the list because he’s one of the most jaded people in the whole world and that’s another story but I chose to write more of pleasant things today. 

 

I wasn’t really going to pursue this but when I started counting the days, starting with November 1st of this year and it ends on my mom’s birthday on July 28, 2012.  So I took it as a sign and decided to continue with this so-called project.

 

I’m not actually quite sure if I can do this but I say everyone needs a little challenge.  So things in the list are relatively easy, some like me is crazy.  I’m not even sure if this can all be done in less than three years.  I’ve got some friends opinion as well.  Making up a list isn’t easy.  I’ve got to consider the chances or possibilities of attainment.  Being a certified obsessive-compulsive, this list won’t help me at all.

 

So, I’ll just make an update a year after or as soon as I have achieved one crazy thing from the list. 

 

If you’d like to check what I’m talking about it is displayed as a separate page of this blog and I’ll cross out the things that I’ve done once I have achieved them.

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Exploring facebook was really part of getting to know the social networking site.  I have to admit that there was a time that I really got hooked on the applications like the pet shops and other games.

People have different opinions on this, some find it amusing to take quizzes and follow on applications like a true avid fan while others get annoyed of receiving stuffs from random people they don’t even know.

I think we should just practice proper etiquette on social networking sites as well like those that we extend in our real social life besides the only difference between the two is one is virtual and one is actual.

Some of these are the following:

  1. Don’t accept friend invites from those you don’t actual know if you don’t intend to know more about them
  2. Send out invites to those who you think share the same interest
  3. Avoid sharing too much information

Well there are a lot of dos and don’ts and I think I actually contradict the 3rd tip that I have mentioned.  For one, I share information of myself in blog and networking sites.  I tend to over broadcast what I feel for my interest and for others to see.  It isn’t because I like the attention, yes I do at times but basically I just lose my self control more often than I should.

And proof of it was this quiz that I have recently made.  Here’s the link:

http://apps.facebook.com/quizdoyouknowme/take_quiz.jsp?q=2640768&key=N1TK

Well, I didn’t really intend to share too much information when I made this.  I just wanted to make friends laugh.  I just thought of being witty and insane that time.  I also wanted to know if my friends really know me by answering these questions.

Anyway, to date no one has scored above 65%.  My niece even got a 50% from the quiz and I find it really weird because my life is like an open book to many.  I know I share so many stories to people around me well actually to my close friends only.  So I am putting up a challenge to friends who will get at least 80% of the quiz, I have a special surprise for you.

Let’s see if there will be takers of this challenge.