Note to Self I

“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things… The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.”

— The Eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who: “Vincent and The Doctor” (Season 5, Episode 10)

In the “Note to Self” series, I write down words my mind and heart should fully remember. And hopefully those words will reach to your mind and heart, too.

After I wrote the quote, I have a feeling that I might write more “Notes to Self” than my regular entries. But still yey for progress?

Also, “Vincent and the Doctor” may be my favorite standalone Doctor Who episode so far. I believe that even if you are not a fan of the show, you will enjoy the episode. Better prepare your tissues though.


5-Minute Warning III

I didn’t go to work today. Common cold and headache were the perpetrators. I was feeling sick since last night, although I still pushed my Taco Tuesdate with my girlfriend. I always want my weekly fix of tacos with her, but last night I needed the tacos. And the quesadillas, too. And I always make sure to spend quality time with my girlfriend. Good thing I was with her yesterday. I love her so much.

Today I have been given the opportunity to catch up with everything non-work related. I still pushed with my 5-minute writing today, but without fearing that an officemate will know about my double life. I caught up with the latest Limitless, The Flash and Scorpion. I drank lots of orange juice and water, loaded up on Vitamin C. I am feeling much better now. And I also sorted out things again so I can be really ready tomorrow.

Now off to Ortigas. Since I didn’t go to work, I might as well meet up with my girlfriend again. See? I always make sure to spend time.

V: The Crossing Between

I have been working in a humble digital production house for 1 year, 9 months and 15 days and counting. I wish I was still blogging regularly back then – all the emotional baggage I could have dispatched would have fulfilled my “blogging regularly” project.

But I can summarize them all here: The first year was filled with lots of social media materials and some web projects on the sides, sharpening my design skills slowly but surely with the help of Jessica and my fellow creatives.

The second year, more website projects piled up and the social media posts disappear slowly from my daily tasks. I started feeling more confident about working efficiently, and it went to the point that Jessica would guide me less and less. And less became never. Of course I would still ask for her help, but on a mininum.

OCTOBER 14, 2015

While I was listing down my battle plan for my PDF-creating task, Jessica told me, “Mr. Rye wants to talk to you in the conference room.”

I went to the conference room. And there he was, in casual wear, holding some clipped papers. Like the rest of the creatives, he’s almost always in casual wear. And he seems to have two modes: the serious mode with his piercing attack eyes and his happy mode with, of course, a smile.

He was not in his serious mode. Magpatuloy sa pagbabasa V: The Crossing Between