Sunday, June 28, 2009

Here Comes Monday!

The weekend pretty much came and went like a snap.

I feel like I was run over by a truck considering the sheer amount of work I had to do over Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. So much work indeed that I actually missed watching Transformers which I was supposed to see last Saturday.

Hopefully I’ll be able to see it tomorrow. 

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Boob Tube?

I haven’t regularly watched television for more than seven years now.

People find this a strange thing and I wonder about it myself sometimes.

It all started out when I moved to Manila from Los Banos, Laguna to work in the corporate sector. I didn’t have enough money from my meager salary to spare to buy a television much less for a cable subscription which pretty much explains why I didn’t catch much TV shows back then.

Today is another story altogether however.

I got several things going all at once (business-wise) giving me a comfortable financial leeway yet I still don’t watch TV. In fact, the television I got at home is hooked up to a PS2 unit. Mind you I do get a peek at the ole boob tube (oooh...boob) every now and then whenever I visit my mom in the province.

Aside from that however, my life is mostly bereft of television.

I get all my home entertainment online.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Long Weekend

My electricity got cut off last Thursday.

Apparently the bill payment service I frequent downstairs in my condominium building neglected to pay the electric provider on time which is a bummer since I made it a point to pay at least five days in advance to avoided getting disconnected (which happened anyway).

I had a ton of stuff I needed to get done over the weekend and all of the tasks required electricity to be accomplished. What's worse was that Friday was a national holiday which meant I had to wait until Saturday until I got reconnected.

I had to suffer a day and a half without electricity.

Well, I didn't really suffer. Not really...

A funny thing happened as soon as my phone died, their last erg of energy dying away: I actually got some proper rest!

With no work to distract me I managed to accomplish some stuff that I kept putting off. I finished a good book I bought months ago that was accumulating dust in my shelf, I caught up on some much needed sleep, and basically just sat around doing nothing for once.

Obviously, power's back on and I got everything sorted at the power provider's office. I am now back on my desk working my ass off.

Switching off and dropping out, even for just a day, did me a world of good however.

You guys should try it sometime.