Me, News, Ponderisms, Work Drama

Officially Official

So, they’ve (work) been saying this for months now, since the start of the Service Desk (SD) move back in November last year that my department (OPS) is FINALLY moving to the SD location.

I knew it was inevitable. Despite our protests, negotiations, and discussions (MEETINGS!), we will still be moving. And that move starts tomorrow. It won’t  really truly make an impact on me until I come back to work on Saturday, but I know some people (her) will be feeling the brunt of the move of it tomorrow. And she’s all “awone”. Awww.  Well, unless one of the other staff is staying till late. I’m just waiting to see what she will rant about tonight after everyone is gone after business hours. I know I don’t like it, but I have no choice but to listen to it.

I’m always positive about changes. I know they can be a pain sometimes but there’s always a sense of “adventure” that adds to it. I know I’ll be happy I won’t be sitting next to her (and hopefully not smell her smelly farts – yes, it’s terrible). And I will have my own computer and desk (cubicle). Even though I have a positive outlook, I still have misgivings on this move. Because it’s not common sense. It’s hard to explain but yeah.

Also, I’m sure after all this is said and done, there will be more changes on the way. Maybe…just maybe…there will be something like, “Oh, this didn’t work, let’s go back there.” Well, here’s hoping, or not? I’m just torn in between “two worlds”.

So, here’s looking forward to Saturday.

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Me, Ponderisms, Work Drama

“Living The Dream”

As I was going up the elevator to the second floor where I work, I had a little how-dee-do with one of my co-workers:

Him: “Hi, how are ya?”
Me: “I’m good. How about you?”
Him: “Oh, just living the dream.”

Living the dream?  I asked him what his dream was, and he said vaguely that the dream is what you make it.  That made me wonder, as we walked out the elevator and I went to my work area.  Hm, what is my dream?

I guess I would say, being happy.  But that would be vague, right?  It could be anything and maybe everything you can think of.  If I would be more specific, I would say this:

Seeing my daughter’s eyes light up as I walk in the door.
A butterfly kiss.
A hug.
A simple touch on my hand, just telling me that he’s there.
Laughter.
A call from a long-lost friend.
Picture-taking with loved ones.
A stroll around the neighborhood.
Saying hi.
A smile.
Giggling so much you can’t stop.
Staying healthy.

There is so much more to “living the dream”.  How do you live yours?

Me, Otaku, Ponderisms, Reads

Manga, Anime and Other Stuff

I’m becoming a fan of manga (Japanese graphic novels). Call me a late bloomer, hehe. Ever since Luci and I started hanging out at the local Barnes and Noble store at the mall, I look through some of their manga stock. It’s sorta like my passion for fantasy novels. With manga, it’s like a fantasy book with pictures. ^^

I always love a good story, especially when it comes to fantasy, comedy, and romance (love-hate relationships). I’m a sucker for those. Maybe that’s why I liked Love Hina, Dramacon, Hot Gimmick and the current one I’m reading: Bleach. Bleach manga is action-packed, but I must say they really keep you wanting to read more and more when they leave you hanging at the end of a chapter. Why is it like that? It’s so frustrating! LOL.

Aside from manga, I like to watch anime (Japanese animation), too. Since they show Bleach at Cartoon Network, I watch it and compare it to the manga. They’re almost the same but, of course, the anime is like a short-cut version. That’s why I like comparing both of them…I will at least get more of the gist when reading the manga, but I love to see them in action in anime.

I’ve also finished watching the first season of Mahou Sensei Negima. It’s very a very nice anime, and I suggest you watch it (you can search for it in YouTube). It has a mix of comedy, fantasy and romance (all of my favorites!).

On the home front, since today is Halloween, I dressed up Dani for the occasion (you saw her costume already from my previous post). She’s sooo cute, especially with those little pumpkin shoes. What’s funny, though, is that a couple of my friends mentioned that it was a carrot costume. I wonder how that is? Anyways, we’re not trick-or-treating this year. One: it’s too cold. Two: I’m working. Three: Luci doesn’t want to. They’re just going to give out candies for the other little ones.

I used to remember one of the Halloween days in my teen years, that I hung out with my friends from church and we went to my first ever boyfriend’s (though he wasn’t my boyfriend at that time) house and watched Stephen King’s The Sleepwalkers. Those were the days. I really miss it: the camaraderie, the closeness of our friendship, the happiness I felt when I was with them. I really miss it a lot. *sigh* I feel so sentimental now.

Well, here’s to friendship, anime and manga. *toast*

Baby, Family, Movies, Ponderisms

Procrastination is a Bad Habit

I’ve been meaning to post something for some time now, but I’ve procrastinated. It’s a bad habit, I tell you. You start putting things off, and keep on doing it until it’s too late. Which reminds me – I need to start doing my taxes before it’s too late! :P

Anyways, here’s what’s been going on so far.

My maternal grandfather passed away the start of this month. As far as I could tell from folks that he has had medical problems since February. He wasn’t eating properly, which isn’t good for a diabetic, and he became weak. My aunt (my mom’s sister) didn’t want to leave Lolo (“grandfather” in Filipino) in his condition, I think, but she had to go to some sort of conference in Washington. She visited Dallas for a few days before going on to the conference. I heard the news from my brother’s sudden phone call on my cell phone at work. Such a shock. I then proceeded to call my mom (who was in church at the time with my aunt) and I couldn’t get a hold of them for an hour. I called my sister also to inform her about what happened and how my mom was unreachable. I got a little frustrated at some point, that I cried, coupled that with the shock of Lolo passing. Finally, my mom got the call and she started to work, so to speak. My aunt had to cut her trip short, and my mom had to get a flight home. They did the necrological services a few days later. I heard that they did a 21-gun salute, as Lolo was a retired Colonel in the military.

Good news on my last doctor’s check-up. My blood sugar is normal, not even borderline for diabetes, so very, very good news. Doc said that the baby is growing normally. And it’s such a surprise when she told me I’m already in my 28th week since March 7th. Wow, 2 more months and this baby will be coming to this world.

My sister Christinne mentioned something about births and deaths in the family. She remembered that when my paternal grandfather passed away, my sister gave birth to a son that very same year. She said that the case may be the same for my baby. A life after death, so to speak. Something to think about.

My dad from Rhode Island also visited us folks in Dallas at the end of February/start of March. It was nice to see him again after so long. I don’t even remember the last time I saw him last, me and my forgetful mind. He stayed at my sisters’ for a couple of days and spent some time with the grandchildren and he had the chance to see our house of 2 years finally and stayed there before going back. We even watched the movie, “Firewall” which was really good. Dad even got a chance to taste one of our most favorite beverages here in Dallas – Lolicup. :) Since my aunt was also here, we decided to have a family dinner before my aunt left the next day.

Too bad both visits were short-lived. I miss my family. :(

Luci’s back in Taipei this week for job training, and I’m missing him everyday. It’s a good thing I can keep busy for a while. We also pleasantly found out that we can call each other on the cell phone. I just hope that it doesn’t charge us too much, or hopefully, none at all, since we are on the same plan. We’ll see it on the next cell phone bill. For the meantime, we just try to keep the phone calls to 3 minutes minimum. Besides, he can check email everyday also (but, of course, it’s nothing compared to hearing his voice).

That’s it so far. I hope I didn’t forget anything. If I do, I’ll make sure to post it the next time. :)

Blah, Family, Me, Ponderisms, TV

Satellite TV is Evil, but DVR is Good

Remember postsecret.com? Well, I was channel-changing looking for things to watch for on TV one day. I saw a video of a band I don’t know (found out now that the band’s name is All-American Rejects) but they were singing about ‘secrets’ and they were showing all, or almost all, the postcards sent to the site. I think it’s awesome the site is getting exposure but, at the same time, I’m envious. It’s one of those things I wish I thought of the idea first. Sigh. I know my day will come.

Speaking of thinking up on ideas or inventions, Lucien and I unofficially play a game of thinking up of stuff that will make things better. Like one of those informercial thingies. It’s funny what we come up with, but for the moment, I don’t remember what they are. Maybe I should write it down. Knowing me, I would lose interest soon.

I’m bad in keeping projects. I usually start on one with gusto, enthusiasm and diligence, but I would lose interest quick. I think the reason why is that I don’t set too much of my priorities straight as far as hobbies go. I have too much that I want to do. Cross-stitching, reading, writing, model-building, painting, etcetera, etcetera. I think the only thing I do properly is reading.

Been addicted to Stargate SG-1 lately. Ever since we got the Satellite TV and DVR, I made it a point to record all of the episodes to catch up on what I missed. I’m glad they still have the series going until now on Sci-Fi, though I’m not too partial on the new Colonel. I miss the old cast. At least 2 or 3 of them are still there. Unfotunately, I haven’t been too enthusiastic in recording other series. Shows like CSI (which I should since I watch it every chance I get), Charmed, and Smallville. I don’t know. Everytime I try to record them, I opt to delete them afterwards, not watching them. It’s weird.

Well, that’s how my life is going right now. That’s why I’m not writing too much lately, because I’m boring and pretty much everything is the same. Heh.

Blah, Family, Me, Ponderisms, Slumming

I’m Here

I don’t know why I’m slacking on writing here. Sorry, folks. I just don’t have anything to say. Well, maybe a few. I do miss this, though. I just wish I had more enthusiasm on doing this.

As far as my diet program is doing, it’s doing well. I have lost another 1.2 pounds since my last weighing last Thursday. Slowly, but surely. It’s so fulfilling seeing those numbers go down.

My brother found a different adoption lawyer, but this dude is cheaper and as efficient as the other one. We are still in the process of getting the papers together. A home study, we were told, will take 3 months to complete. Ewww. I also need a Certificate of Good Moral Character for Lucien and I. Maybe my mom can help me out on that.

Works been good. No complaints. And nothing to tell, really..it’s pretty much the same thing.

The weather is getting the best of me. I’m looking forward to the fall and winter. Hopefully, we’ll have snow this year.

I wish I can travel. Or even go with Lucien to Taiwan this September. I just feel like going to other places instead of here. It’s been a bit monotonous lately.

I guess that’s it. If you think I should say something else, ask me a question and I will post an long winding answer. :P