to practice or not to practice?

back from the… uhhh… small semi-paradise and break in Malolos! unexpectedly, i had some time to think and actually enjoy the convention… but raised a lot more questions and somehow find myself out of place at times during the event.

dapat ko bang alagaan pagka-Engineer ko? considering the mountain of requirements and i’m not even a practitioner! hay…

but anyway, i’m back. 🙂 pics to follow. 😀

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Convention Invention

i’ll be gone tomorrow and friday because of this annual regional convention of our professional organization in Malolos. heck, i’m not even practicing the profession!

i graduated with an engineering degree and even passed the board exams. but i ended up doing science so i passed the board for a profession which i’m not actually a professional in! (did that make sense at all?) i thought of it, actually, as a “plan B”. should i lose my current job, i’d have a profession to fall back on. only thing is, now, for me to renew my professional license to practice, i have to have ‘good standing’ in our professional organization. which is why i’m forced to attend the convention in the next 2 days.

is that wrong? maybe not… it might be the way to filter out those who are interested in engineering and those who are just looking forward to finishing college degrees. and then there’s the brotherhood and fellowship among your fellow professionals. that’s what i’m even more scared about… since i haven’t practiced my profession, and most of my classmates have registered their membership to NCR, i’m not hoping to find any members in Region III with whom i’ll be friends with! hay… parang first day of school!!! hahaha…

i wonder what will happen during the two days i’ll be away from work and home. scary.

o genki desu ka?

i wish i knew how to speak japanese. or even just another foreign language.

i tried basic french. i know how to count and the months and the days of the week. but that’s it. no real conversation, just phrases. wouldn’t that be cool?

i think that Filipinos are really talented. and, in my opinion, we have one of the most flexible tongues in the world. please, no kinky thoughts. all kinky thoughts are mine! (lol) right now, i’m fluent only in English, Tagalog, and Kapampangan… and actually, not as well as i wish.

is this just because i’m really craving for things to learn? always? there’s this dilemma tuloy… should i be a jack of all trades, (master of none) or look for that niche where i’ll be an ‘expert’? *sigh* tuesday dilemma. tsk, tsk…

kibun warui.

no-breakfast friday is bad

i’m really a breakfast person. and when i don’t get breakfast, i tend to get really grumpy. and can’t work. can’t think. grrrr… *angry face*

now i’m thinking about having breakfast delivered. jollibug? i really love their hotdog breakfast meal. cheap but really filling. only thing is, medyo nagsasawa nako. i want something else… i’m thinking i gotta try MangDonalds. muffins? that’s not pinoy food. but all they have is longganisa with rice! sigh…

it’s really depressing. my friday isn’t starting as well as i had hoped.

but still, i have lunch to look forward to. *smile na pilit*

perhaps no more chinaphone review

why?

because my sister has it! bwahahaha…

during the weekend, of course, i took the phone home with me and showed it off. 😉 my 2nd sister (the middle child) saw it and i jokingly said, “nanu, bisa ka palit ka ta pa?” (so, do you want to swap phones with me?) and from the glimmer in her eyes, i could tell her answer was an absolute YES but held back and she said, “bakit? ali me buri?” (why? don’t you like it?)

Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

ever been to luneta during these times?

my dad during one of their trips to Manila. nostalgia! haha…

i’m guessing this was in the 60s or 70s. wow! luneta’s so clean! and it seems that the roads were really wide enough for n0-hassle travel!

sigh, i wish i could have been there during that era. i could now only imagine how it was really to be there…

luneta in the 60s

and my dad in that funny pose! hahaha…

so slim and young then. but just as guwapo as he is today. 😀 i love you dad! 🙂

chinaphones are uncool

remember that post where i said that i just got GOLD? 😀 natanso! (lol)

not exactly. lemme explain.

since i got a postpaid SIM and only had one handset, what i had to do most of the tmie was turn off the phone, open it, swap SIM cards, close it, turn it on, then text. then i’m paranoid that someone might be texting or calling me on the other line. i turn off the phone, open it, swap SIMs, close, then on again… tiring and not so SIM friendly because my SIM is secured and removed by sliding it. it’s harsh on the SIM and on the copper contacts of the unit and card. so to solve this problem, i thought of buying another unit.

one day in farmers, meeting up with A that night, i asked her if we could go around and ‘window shop’ for a new handset. she knew my dilemma and obliged. searching for the ‘best bang for the buck’ phone, i told her that we should just settle for a second-hand unit since this should be just a temporary handset since i had my eyes set on the Nokia E63. heehee… since that would take forever and a day to save-up for, i opted for the el-cheapo phones on the 4th floor of Farmer’s Cubao.

Magpatuloy sa pagbasa