Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Oh Well

I didn't make it to my Mindanao adventure. I thought that the world should know. Well, there weren't any more slots at the C-130. Thinking that it's "Standing Room Only" on that flight it's probably a good thing that I didn't. But all is not lost, GK still has something exiting for me to do. I'll be part of the documentation team on the Gen. Nakar site in Quezon province. I'm still finding our who else is going on the team, but from what I gather from the orientation I'm going to make like Lonely Planet and put togaether a documentary. I hope to get some pictures posted.

We leave 2 days from now, and except for me the rest of the team is a bit "iffy". Hey, what can I do it's volunteer work. I'm still negotiating a video cam and am hoping that it's a 3 CCD. Worst case scenario is that I be a 1-person docu team. Wow, talk about a trial by fire. And now I'm off to make my shot list. Hey, I'm only 31 for a moment, might as well make the most of it :D

Friday, April 15, 2005

Basically, that's me



On my last day at the office, Gelbert, our editor/ webdesigner/ techie took this picture of me. I did a bit of Photoshop of course. The boss gave me a send-off. It's flattering to get a send-off. This is the second company that formally gave me a send-off.

I got a month to step away from "work". Then, we'll see.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

T-Minus

I'm heading into the last week of my stay here. After that it's the wild beyond. Already I have 2 mission trips lined up after I resign. I'll be trading this job so I can build houses for the less fortunate. Noble as it may sound I still have no idea how I'm going to pay the bills while I'm doing that. However, I put my faith in the great Provider.

Everyone at the office knows by now, I think. I've made the last round of announcements just this lunch. Some were surprised, well, most were surprised. Me, the pioneering artist/ art director/ writer/ project manager/ counsellor/ snadwichmaker/ dishwasher will be resigning on the 15th of April 2005. Wow, that's alot of work. just imagine what they would think when I tell them that I'm going to Vocation Classes. Bwahaha.

It's a lazy day and a long night ahead. Let's see what the Lord cooks up.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Trying to Work

I'll still be around till next payday and now I'm hashing things together so I can get something done. Working through lunch crossed my mind since it would more or less allow me to concentrate on my work. That is, of course, if there are no sudden busts in the office to stop what I'm doing and think of another project proposal.

I don't mind having many projects, mind you. Deadlines get my adrenaline pumping. It's the half baked ideas that fry my brain. Getting something on a formal project proposal level would at least calm me down. At the very least, it would be comforting to know that it wasn't carelessly thought about and may have a chance to be used some other time.

Ok. One more email to check, then it's time for the headphones and the pencil :D

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Freefall

It's been a while since my last entry. This April 15 I begin my freefall. My resignation from my present company is credited to Burnout; a condition that is said to affect only the most passionate and enthusiastic employees.

Now I contemplate on my freefall. A leap of faith some may say. With bills to pay and people to support I should say it is. Honestly, with all the possibilities of my career I haven't really thought of what I'd be doing for money after that date. Charity work is on my list, and we all know that doesn't pay much if not at all. There are still alot of things I'd like to do with my talents and my career. Unfortunately, I don't have the convenience of persuing them at the moment.

Even with the thought of just bumming around and drawing to my hearts content for a month I doubt that I'd be able to focus on my craft with all the other responsibilites presented to me. There's the Chapter at SFC, then there's the house and the food, GK work, did I mention bills yet?

I've got talent that, I believe, hasn't reached its full potential. And I've got a heart that seems like in the same place. Come to think of it, my phillanthrophic eandevors have also reached beyond my pockets. So, what now?

Recently I've joined an informal vocational group just to find out what my Creator has intended for me in this world.

Freefall. A leap of Faith. All yours Chief!

Friday, December 03, 2004

Storms

I was bracing for a really big storm last night. Typhoon "Yoyong" was about to hit land at 7pm that night. Sure enough it came, the wind howling behind the cliffs that surround our apartment complex. Text messages came in asking for prayers and donations to the previous typhoon victims. A blackout followed. Power resumed after 15 minutes.

I awoke this morning expecting a dark sky and howling winds, instead there was only a slight dristle of rain under a cloudy sky. Sometime last night the storm decided to turn north. Only God can turn a storm. Just like the storms in our lives we can never weather them out by ourselves. Even with a thousand friends to help us. Only God can turn a storm. I said my prayers last night to let the storm pass, but also to prepare me for anything in case it's His will that it arrive. Everyhting else was up to the Lord.

Here's a popular Psalm I know many are familiar with. I'm posting it just in case there might be somebody out there who might be weathering a personal storm in their lives.

PSALM 23

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
forever.


I'm thankful that the storm has past. There are still lots to do and there are many things planned for the weekend and more wonderful surprises to look forward to.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Kawaii

It's Japanese for cute. The Japanese seem to have this thing for cute things. Hello Kitty came from Japan so did Astro Boy. Even products with a more meture theme are cute. They got pink and baby blue everywhere, just look at the Cherry Blossoms with Mt. Fuji in the background. Even "Ghost in the Shell" had touches of Kawaii.

So, why am I in a cute mood? Maybe it's because of this site. Now the creator isn't Japanese. I'm not even sure if it's a him or her but I find the images pleasantly cute. Now, there are different types of cute, there's; annoyingly cute, baby cute, interestingly cute, pretty cute, sexy cute and, of course ... pa-cute.

... uh where ws I going with this?