Building up slowly!

To all my (silent) readers, I want to let you know that this page is still alive! (And a HAPPY NEW YEAR too!) LOL I might not be as diligent with updating BRYOLOGUE lately, but I am still here! I have been (yet again) keeping tabs on a lot of things, thus the delay in posting. But most of all, A LOT of things have happened since the last time I gave an in-depth view of my day-to-day activities. I just finished renewing my self-hosting, and I could not believe that a year has quickly flown by since I had bitten the bullet.

To cut the chase, this is the most significant update of my life:

I'm finally home, I guess. =)

I’m finally home, I guess. =)

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Back in Makati

One of the most amazing things about being back in Makati is seeing many familiar faces and places again. For the longest time, I have been working in Makati and I can confidently say that I more or less know the Central Business District like the back of my hand.

The first thing in my agenda was to meet one of my close high school friends, who happen to work few blocks away from me. Four years ago, we had unexpectedly met in Diliman, and it was only fitting that we see each other again in a familiar UP fixture: Rodic’s.

Rodic's lunch

Rodic’s lunch

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Bye, bye Taft!

They say that, sometimes, you accept whatever life throws at you and hope that you can turn it out into something excellent.

As it was my last day working at this organization, I was extremely delighted to have the chance to work here. I never thought I’d see the day that I get to be inside these hallowed halls in my entire life, not to mention the chance to be involved in something worthwhile.

And as I proceed to another adventure, I’ll keep these fond memories with me. Thank you very much and see you around!

It was a pleasure working with here

It was such a pleasure working here!

 

Ahoy Guam! – Part 3: Leaving, did not leave, finally left!

As I have mentioned in my previous post, the last part of my Guam chronicles deserve an entry of its own.

On what I thought to be our last day, in which I was hoping to finally have a swim on the beach, this was what greeted me when I opened the door to the veranda.

Let the storm rage on

Let the storm rage on

I can only long for a swim

I can only long for a swim

So there was no was I would be going out to the sea with waves that high from a distance. Although I have also noticed that a couple of Japanese tourists were brave enough to tackled the wind and water. Some of them were even swimming in the pool. You gotta love how this cold temperature was just peanuts for them, compared to the winter they experience year in and out.

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Ahoy Guam! – Part 2: It’s crunch time

Monday to Friday was an eventful week. I braced myself and prayed so hard not to, well, f**k up because I had been briefed how stressful this regional meeting could be. The moment the delegates started arriving at Guam, the chaos was about to start.

I always eat a FULL MEAL with lots of meat and carbs to ready myself of the ensuing onslaught. I usually have two trips to the buffet table to protein and carbo-load, then followed by fruits to keep me full.

The view from La Mirenda

The view from La Mirenda

The paradox of working at an organization making a pronouncement of how bacon is carcinogenic and finding a pile of it on my plate

The paradox of working at an organization making a pronouncement of how bacon is carcinogenic and finding a pile of it on my plate

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