It’s been a while. I stopped blogging for a while due to extreme laziness and the PSN (Playstation Network) came back online. Yes, I only blogged because I’m bored. Not that I’m bored once again. I just feel like posting crap in the internet. So here we go..
Last week I went to this so called place named Boracay. It is an island which is famous for its white sand beach located in the Visayan region of the Philippines. We went there with my friends including my girlfriend. Monsoon season was just starting when we came there (There was also a tropical storm that week, which strengthened the monsoon weather around the island). Therefore, we were welcomed with rains and slighty strong winds. I already went there years ago. But I found the experience new due to this rainy season feeling.
Thinking back on my past vacations. It seems that the monsoon was always with us whenever we go on a beach for vacation. First one was at Coron, Palawan. Where we encountered monsoon rains during a 30-minute boat ride to the resort. I will never forget that experience. The waves were too high for our boat to handle and even our “Bankeros” were forced to wear their life jacket (They usually don’t use it). Our boat almost flew whenever a wave passes by. That vacation trip went well in the end and I’ll always go back there if I had the chance. Monsoon/Tropical Storm not included… Another vacation was when we went to Baguio. There was a tropical storm when we went there. At first we were all in doubts whether to continue the trip or not. Since the road going to Baguio was prone to lanslides. Well since the storm was about to leave the country, we decided to go on with it. It went well, and became one of the memorable trips we had. It seems that the weather just wants to be gloomy whenever we try to go outdoors.
So hows Boracay this year? Well, during our stay nothing much has changed. Except for the invasion of foreigners especially the Koreans (There just everywhere this days!). I won’t be surprised if there will be an impending invasion in the future.. lol!
Let’s just say there’s this fictional guy named Justin Briber. Justin drives his car to go to work every morning. But this time he seems to be running late because he lost track of time while doing his early morning routines (In his case, harvesting crops on Farmville lol). He increases his speed in order to… well obviously reduce the travel time. The legal speed limit on that city by the way is 50 kmph. As he rushed his way to work (Went 100 kmph… nah, just around 57 or 60 maybe), suddenly a motor patrol popped out of nowhere and asked him to pull over (A Traffic Enforcer Appeared!). Oh crap! Justin Briber is going to be charged of Speeding!!
In our current society, being caught in violating traffic rules is like trying to bargain something. On the busy streets of our business district; where traffic sucks, this scenario happens a lot. As the traffic enforcer approach Justin Briber, Mr. Briber prepares to get his wallet. Yes it’s too obvious again. He’s going to bribe the traffic enforcer!
How does doing this bribery help us solve our problems? Yes it’s true that it would be easier and faster if we just bribe the guy. Again, looking into our society this days, those people that have authority, give in to bribes easily. So it can be a win-win situation for both of them. Both can just move along to their daily lives. Mr. Briber does not have to pay the expensive ticket, and Mr. Enforcer just earned his breakfast.
What I have to say about it? Did you know that those payments from traffic violations can be used to improve the city? Like, better roads, renovations in public places, etc… Have you ever thought that whenever you violate traffic rules that have a fine on it, that fine can be used for something good? In the end you helped the society from your mistakes by accepting the damn violation ticket.
Some will probably say that our system is too corrupt, it’s better to help one another instead (in this fictional case, the enforcer and Justin Briber). Still No! Did you really given up on this country to the point that, you just became corrupted too? Meh.. Just don’t play Farmville before going to work ok!? LOL!
Did you notice that the heat this season is getting annoying? This is probably the hottest summer in my life! Seriously, it’s even warm inside the house at night. I don’t usually take a bath after arriving from work, but ever since this heat came, I made it a habit to take a bath every night.
I went to work early in the morning today to attend a meeting. At first, I’m kinda worried if I would be able to arrive just in time for it. Good thing I did. The experience in going to work early in the morning seems to be refreshing. Refreshing? why? Because it’s not that hot. You can still feel that cool morning breeze around you and the sunlight’s still sleepy to glare at you like it wanted to melt away your presence. The only problem is, I need to sleep early so that I’ll be able to wake up in time. In time to race against the sun while going to work.
Heat wave.. Crap happens!
Moving on, I also got a call today from a bank that screw me this past week. What happened? Their stupid ATM machine ate my ATM card! (Haters gonna hate huh?) It happened last saturday, when me and my girlfriend went to the mall and decided to get some money first. We noticed that the ATM machines were transferred on a different location due to the mall’s ongoing renovations. For some weird reason, I imagined “what if my ATM card gets eaten by the machine?” Yeah.. psychic modoou~ but meh, I did not care.
ATM card lost.. Crap happens!
So we decided to look for it. Upon getting there, we saw a “not-so-long-but-it’s-the-longest-one-around” line. And there I was trying to be cool, thinking of a faster way to withraw money, Tried out the other bank which is a member of my payroll account’s bank. Meaning I have to pay less for the banking fee. That bank’s ATM machine does’nt have someone having a transaction on it. As I walk near the ATM machine, Some guy from the “not-so-long-but-it’s-the-longest-one-around” line barged in to transfer to that machine quickly like he was trying to outrun me. And I was like, WTF?
Outstripped in the line.. Crap happens!
So after that, I finally had a chance to withdraw. Then the crappy “ATM eaten.. FATALITY!” happened.. (Mortal Kombat reference.. lol). We’ll good thing my girlfriend helped me contact the banks involved so that I can report the problem and block access to my ATM card. (Yey to company issued phones with unlimited call and text service woohoo!). That won’t stop me from getting money though. Fortunately, I still have another ATM card that I can use to get some cash. So we tried another bank.
ATM eaten by machine Fatality.. Crap happens!
This time I won’t lose to the machine. It’s Me - 0, ATM Machine - 1. When I went to the line for the alternative bank, I thought I’ll be able to withdraw quickly. But no. Another crappy thing happened. There was this guy who’s been making out with the machine. What seriously? Making out? Yes.. he was like using it for a verrrryyy looooooong time. It made me impatient and tried to look into what the hell is he doing. It turned out that he has multiple cards with him, and he’s using all of it to withdraw money… *FACEPALM* I know it’s everybody’s right to use it, but due to the fact that my first card was devoured by a stupid machine. My patience levels just went down. In the end I was able to get some cash anyway. So no worries.
So going back to the bank’s call about my inquiry on my lost/eaten card. It turns out that they never found the damn ATM card, it took 4 working days for them to give me a response and it may turned out that someone had the card and just threw it away or gave it to the mall’s management (The mall is too far away for me to check it again), and now I have to show my payroll account bank an Affidavit of Loss and pay Php. 150.00 just to replace my card.
I don’t remember when was the last time, but who cares?
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It’s been a while since I wrote/type/logged/blogged? So why blog again? Well, because I wanted to express myself and share some of the facts or f*cks of life. So let’s just start this shall we?
This week was my first week on my new team. Yes, I have a job! I was excited to work with them since it’s a new environment (it has that brand new smell on it), and I can learn new stuff. However, the first three days are quite boring. Due to the fact that I have to download/install some tools and software development crap (It’s many). You know what? I find that boring. Why? Well, who would enjoy installing software on your PC/Laptop all day? Waiting, waiting, and waiting for that loading bar to reach 100%. Not to mention the problems during installation leading to you installing it again! Maybe you’re thinking that, I’m making a big deal about this, but it’s just that I feel so bored whenever I do those stuff.
What do I do to make myself entertained or awake while installing? BROWSE THE INTERNET! Hell yeah! I can browse the internet whenever I want during work! (Some jobs don’t allow it FYI) But seriously, I rarely do it when I got work to do. So there I was, checking on my Yahoo/Google mails, reading some news and stuff. But what really made my day was this post from one of my Facebook friends. It was an article about the human eye’s blind spot. At first I have that tl;dr (too long; didn’t read) impression. But what the hell? I got time to waste, so I tried it out. You can check it on this website if you like. It’s old…
After reading the article and testing the fact, I was like, “So that’s why blah.. blah” In fact, I just realized that I already noticed it but no effort to care was made. Due to my curiosity, I tested it on my desktop. Using my mouse cursor, I tested this blind spot and it worked (there was a certain angle in which I can’t see the cursor! AMAZING! LOL!) Well anyway, it was just cool. After minutes of experimenting the blind spot in different ways you don’t wanna know, It made me think how great the human brain is. It is capable in doing a lot of things that makes us superior to other species. But why just us humans? Why not the other species as well? When will I be able to talk and argue about politics with my dog?