Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Remembering Glenda

Here are some of the damages left by Typhoon Glenda in our area







The electric post is scary. I hope there would be action taken on that.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

What's up?

Perhaps I owe you an apology for my last post. Well I tried to file my resignation but I can't come to it because I don't have a replacement as of now. We're few in the office.
Well I could have easily left but I wouldn't like to leave the previous company damaged as I am the only person capable of doing my task now.
Right now I'm just waiting for somebody to replace me. But I guess it's not my time to go for now. And I have to be considerate since they somehow hired me when I was applying a few years back so maybe I should at least return the favor. I just hope I can handle more tasks coming ahead. I'm on a one-man team as of now.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Resigning/Going Freelance?

At this point, I am currently in the stage of  going freelance. Although it gives me a lot of negative ideas. I don't know if I would be successful from this.
Well there is a lot of changes that would happen. Some are good and well there's always the negative part.
Although one of the good points is you have control on your career, more time at home, etc.

Why Resign?

Why bother? I've been bored.
It's not that I don't like the office (although I don't like it when it comes to project management... no offense ). I've also been bored. I've been seeing these portfolios. These people who 'invent' their own apps. And even well known lone programmers. Can't I also be like them? I love programming. In fact, I'd rather not to be in the management just to be programming.
But the daily routine is really boring. A rat race as they described. I am also fond of Robert Kiyosaki's books, somehow he explains some disadvantages of being an employee.
I also love to do other things like making podcasts, or video blogs, and maintaining a website. Something that regular employees find it hard to do without sacrificing their social life

What Keeps me from Resigning

  • Family Disapproval. Well I guess I can't blame parents. They would think you're going tambay. Well no parent would be proud when they supported you to school then see you not going to work. I also asked them. It is kinda envying for my part to know that other friends I know somehow are supported on their idea.

  • Fear of the Unknown. What lies ahead? I do not know. When we have a job, we feel secure. But one step to changing your career leads to a lot of risks. You don't even know what might occur. Although a lot of experts say there is no such thing as job security. You can lose your job anytime.

  • The Bills. I mean how can I pay the bills, or my sister's tuition fee. The national electric bill is constantly going up. Or how about my SSS pension and other fees, no more company to do the rest of the benefits.

So should I continue on? 

For the past few months I've purchased a laptop and other things I need like a pocket wifi broadband modem. I've been also collecting programming tutorials and feeding myself on some of them. Well probably the few things I'm missing is a network of referrals like what most consultants do.

A few weeks ago I read a quote from the internet.

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
-Ella Fitzgerald

I found this inspiring. (I also learned that the person who quoted this was a great jazz singer. Which I also started listening to her songs.) I've read lots of articles saying don't go where you really want to, go what's in demand; go where the money is. But to someone like Ella Fitzgerald, I guess she really did something she loved to do and that's what made her successful.


I don't know what's coming after this. I can't really say. But if I do know everything what's coming, I bet life would be boring. I know I would have to face a lot of responsibilities on my decisions. All I need to do is believe in myself and focus on my goals.


“Our thoughts create our reality -- where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go.”

― Peter McWilliams

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

First post in audioboo










I just made my first post in audioboo. Very cool website, just like a smaller version for podcasting as microblogging(like twitter) is for blog, and boo(what they call it) is to podcasting. Very nice website and easy to use. Comes in a pinboard style layout. Although you can only upload up to 3 mins although you can purchase a premium account but hey what's the essence of "micropodcasting" if you're extending.
In this post I used my cellphone for recording then edited it using Audacity.
The website has a lot of features and I believe this will be a great website someday.



Friday, September 13, 2013

games, books, stories, website .. etc


Hey buddy, It's been a while since I made my last post. I've been a little busy the past days.. Or should I say video games ate a lot of my time. Anyway I'm still reading books or should I say listening to audiobooks. I'm getting hooked up in stories of Lovecraft and all those Cthulhu mysteries. Oh well, they're a bit fun to read.
Right now I'm planning to build a website. I've been setting it up on WordPress and I'm having a hard time using it. Or perhaps I can't use wordpress the way I want it like attaching media files, other stuffs and so on. So I though maybe I should build my own website instead though it would be a little challenging. But hey, Imma programmer.. At least this would give me a motivation to study about frameworks.




Monday, April 22, 2013

Into Flare - Nag IIsa (video)

Here's a video I uploaded at youtube, called Nag Iisa by the indie band Into Flare. The message of the song is great, I've added the lyrics along with the video. 


(via youtube)