It is almost the 6th month of the year, and nothing had taken place here since my holiday haiku. I’ve said this several times, but BUSY does not even begin to capture what these 5 months were. (Although, I have already updated my banner two weeks ago).
Before June starts tomorrow, I’d like to write a quick update.
Strike a pose inside the office
It has been 6 months since I started working with this team. They are undoubtedly the most intelligent and most down to earth people I have ever met. To think my two bosses have always been stellar scientists in the world, they still are as accessible, approachable, and not amiss with their funny bones.
The crazy bunch braving the Tagaytay weather in shorts (because we were supposed to swim in the sea, but I don’t know what happened while we were there LOL)
We have titles (I’m finally a manager from being an assistant), but, at least among us, we have a flat organization. All of us have no qualms with what needs to be done and I really enjoy our synergy. However, sometimes I feel bad that I had to draw my ‘manager card’ when dealing with people outside our group because only then they will move. It just feels wrong, in my opinion. *shrugs*
And just like that, another year has ended! While everybody on Facebook is busy submitting their year-end essay, I chose to post a haiku because, well, I have this page to write to my heart’s content! ^_^
The haiku is roughly translated as:
Last day of the year
And later, it’ll be the first
So go, eat some more!
Not shading everyone on Facebook, writing lengthy stuff about their year. I was just being cheeky! I actually enjoy reading them, save for some with irrelevant #humblebrag.
Back in February, I have posted about how my Google AdSense got finally approved. Fast forward to the end of September, I finally reached the $100 threshold. However, I still have to wait for the 21st of the following month to receive another message from Google.
My first Google AdSense payout!
First of all, this amount was from February until September — a paltry amount compared to other serious people for ad revenues. However, I have also noticed that September was actually good because I had about $30 for a single month. For October, I have also surprisingly reached $50. Let’s hope that this monthly average becomes the norm, so I at least have a $100 every 2 months. Not much but enough to pay for the domain and hosting fees.LOL
Yet I’m back with another movie review! When a film experience is that good and my mind is full to the brim with ideas, it surely reels me back to write here.
It has been a year since my half-a-month sojourn in Thailand. What better way to commemorate this than with a Thai movie? While I have seen a couple of internationally-known Thai movies in years, I haven’t watched a single one inside the cinema.
While lazily browsing through Facebook videos, I came across the trailer for Nattawut Poonpiriya’s ‘Bad Genius’ on 9GAG. I have wondered if it would be shown here in the Philippines because the trailer got me hooked. And then, I was surprised to see it on Sureseats! While we originally planned to watch ‘Happy Death Day’, I thought the latter could wait.
First of all, I was delighted to see that the cinema was almost packed with viewers. I have not seen a single promotion of this film on TV. But as a good word-of-mouth is a foolproof way of promoting a movie (case in point: ‘Kita Kita‘), I should not have been surprised, non?
*MAJOR SPOILER WARNING*
The movie revolves around a group of students with varying degrees of intellectual capability and economic resources. You have the geniuses Lynn (Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying) and Bank (Chanon Santinatornkul), the ditzy but good-natured Grace (Eisaya Hosuwan) and rich-boy Pat (Teeradon Supapunpinyo).