Friday, July 18, 2014

Hey there little blog friend of mine! I missed you so so much like it has been ages since I dropped a post. Many things happened since time immemorial and I'm sorry I could not lift a finger to share to you all of those. But hey, I'm like oh-so-bored today so I'm gonna post some random stuffs about my life if that's okay. Hihi.

Hmmmm how would I start. The first thing that popped out from my silly mind is about FIFA World Cup. Hahaha! It just ended like a week ago and seriously, after the championship game in which Germany (my second fave team after Brazil) won and brought the elusive WorldCup trophy, it felt like what am I gonna do with my life after this? Yes seriously! Hahaha funny me. Fortunately, I got an answer from that stupid question, and that would be SMOOTHIES.

Okay, I know I left you confused after that, but yeah really, it's drinking SMOOTHIES. I'm sorry for the irrelevance between the FIFA World Cup and drinking smoothies but yeah I can get irrelevant and nonsense most of the friggin' times. Just deal with it. So what's with this smoothies thingy that it has caught my attention during the past few days? Well simple, I just want to have a diet and lose some pounds before my friend's birthday. So that's more like 1 month from now because we are planning to go to Apo Island somewhere in Negros and I need to look less like a Piggy Azalea enjoying the beach and cuddling with the big turtles in the pictures. bahahaha!

So it's on. I once told a friend that I need an inspiration (be it a person or an event) to get some serious diet and yeah, I think that this is the perfect inspiration. So for 1 month, I'll be challenging myself to lose some weight with the aid of those green thick smoothies to replace some of my unhealthy meals. Maybe I'll incorporate some serious exercise along the way but I'm not focusing on the physical activities right now, but rather, on the food intake. I don't have a problem with the exercise because everyday, I got to walk for at least 10 minutes to get to the office and that could be a good physical activity since it's done consistently. What I should be more diligent about is my discipline in eating. I easily get tempted when I see delectable foods and my cravings are really crayzay like it really changes my mood and turns me into a monster if I can't eat the food that I want! Deymmit! So, goodluck to me in this challenge. I hope I can survive for a month without my guilty pleasures. #fingerscrossed

So, aside from smoothies, I don't have anything major in my life right now that's worth sharing bahahaha. Don't you think this life is oh-so-bowring? Well my apologies for that. :(

So okay, gotta go and hit the groceries to buy me a healthy frozen green smoothie! :D

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Here we go again. 'Tis the time of the year to post a summary of what happened to my not-so-interesting life of the year that's about to end.

2013 was a year full of learnings and wisdom. This year, I was able to experience a lot of major first times and hell yeah, pain, sorrows and tears filled my year but I'm still thankful for all of them.
Most of those experiences may be unpleasant, but hey I'm still alive and stronger than ever and I'm ready to close this memorable chapter. I'm proud to say that I'm still a happy person inside and out despite emotional disasters, and I have to give the credits for that to my family and friends who are always there for me through good and bad. :*

If you might ask, I don't want to enumerate all of the major things that happened to me this year one by one but instead, I wanna share to you my future plans for a better year ahead.

Blogging. I find it therapeutic to read my previous blog posts so I really would want to have at least one blog entry per month next year. This year, I've been very lazy even if I had a lot of vacant time.

Traveling. This year, I was able to go to other countries for the first time in my whole life and it was really memorable and enjoyable and it was really crazy like I already miss Hongkong and Macau right now!!! huhuhu. But after that trip, it was like I had major financial struggles and it was kinda traumatic so I think, I'm going to pass with all the trips next year. Therefore, traveling is not a priority in 2014. :)

Savings. This is one of the struggles that I have not yet survived. I really want to save a lot this year and invest for my future. I'm not getting any younger so I have to be careful with my decisions about money in a more mature way. I think that being stable financially is one of the keys for a better future so I gotta work on this a little bit harder.

Career. Next year,  my contract with the company I am working with right now will soon end and after that, I really really really don't know if I would stay or go. Stay or go? Stay or go? Aaargggh! Opportunities may come like a burning fire so I am like in a real dilemma right now. A mediocre-paying job here in the Philippines or a greener pasture abroad? Or should I pursue my budding singing career? bahahaha. :))

Family. Who do you live for? Well right now, my answer to that question is my family. Although I didn't get to spend a lot of time with them this year, they're still the reason why I continue to be the best person that I am right now because it is with them that I can get unconditional love.

Friends. I have all the best friends in life and I could not ask for more. This year, I've been very actively spending a lot of time with them, to the point that I'm really attaching myself to them. I just realized that friends really do come and go, and maybe it would be very hard and painful for me to separate ways especially if I have attached myself to them. Next year, a lot of close friends are making a big step of their lives and maybe me too, and that could come as a surprise so...

Happiness. This year was a tough year for me in pursuit of true happiness. I realized that in everything I do, happiness should be the basis and even though sometimes, the search for true happiness is tough, and I'm led to the wrong path, I'll still look for happiness and contentment for all of my life. After all, life is not about being rich or poor, good-looking or ugly, intelligent or dull, it's just all about happiness. :)

Love. I really don't talk about this in public, only to a chosen few. But hey, I'm 24 and I'm not an abnormal person. It's normal to love and yes I have loved a person that much that I kinda' lost myself. Now I'm back on the right track and  fortunately, I was able to save our friendship. Now we're really good friends and that's what's important. I'm ready to close that chapter now and yeah I just wanna love myself more this time. :)

#newme2014. This will be my driving force and official mantra for 2014. Do you have yours?

So, why did I call this year an awesome year amidst the physical, emotional, psychological (name it !) disasters? Simple. Because life is awesome. It may be a topsy turvy year for me but it's awesome that I got to taste the best of both worlds right? haha. Cheers for a more beautiful and happy life this year! Love lots, Ryan. :)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hollaaaaah! It's already May - one of my most favourite month.
Now, since this month is special to me, I want to make it more special
by capturing every precious, memorable and remarkable moments through
my "May Photo Challenge"!

You may have heard this before, or you may know some people who do this,
but my mechanics would be, take a picture everyday, write something about it
and post it on Facebook. Easy. So it's 31 pictures for this month!

Right now, I have a lot of themes running in my mind already, like something blue, green or
red, or something happy, something sad, something delicious, something creative,
something funny, something sexy, something wild or something innocent... hahaha
Jeeeez! I'm really laughing right now!
But everything will be random of course!
The picture will depend on the happenings on that particular day of May.
Note that the picture need not to be of the highest quality like I can use Bruno, ryPhone, ryPad or any other gadgets to capture that elusive moment.
The photo should be posted not later than 11:59:59pm of that day or else,
I'll be eternally damned for this epic fail challenge.

Oh yeah, I'm excited for this one! So, let's keep this rollin'! :D

Thursday, January 31, 2013

It's a lazy Sunday. I woke up with the neighbor's annoying radio playing the usual bisaya songs played every Sunday. So I grabbed ryTouch and played the album length Babel by Mumford and Sons. That made me feel better. And it came over me, oh it's already February! One month down for 2013 and I don't even have a single blog post. I think it's not too late to post a blog for January though. Let me list hmm... maybe 5 memorable things that happened the previous month.

5. JLPT Results
This was epic fail. The results for December 2012 exam was posted online last January 31 but a password is needed for me to view my test results. Guess what, I didn't put any password on my voucher during application! Dafuq! Now my agony of waiting is prolonged since I can only view my score card via snail mail which will arrive probably on the first week of March. I'm still on the process of accepting the soon-to-be-sad reality: I'm never gonna ever pass JLPT. I'll just have to accept that fact. :'(
Gone were the days when nihongo is served for my breakfast.

4. Booted Out

I'm booted out from my current project B because my Java skill is needed for another upcoming project. B Project is the best project I've ever had. Everything is perfect, from the project itself, to my project leader and to my co-team member but yeah it's time to say goodbye. 6 months of vacation is already enough. It's time to wake up and face again the harshness of this industry. That's rather sad. :(
But hell yeah, I'm excited for another milestone in my career! This better be good. :)

3. Nihongo Speech Contest

Two of my closest friends participated in the 11th Annual Nihongo Speech contest. It doesn't matter if they win or lose, they are still the champions in our hearts. #tsarlots.

General rehearsal at the Nihongo room.

Vhenjo, Karlo, Wittzu and Hino Sensei during the 11th Annual Nihongo Speech Contest.
The ever supporting friends. :)

2. New Year's Day
New Year's Day is no doubt my most favourite holiday of all because during this day, all I ever think of is happiness, celebration, food, prosperity, cheerfulness, liveliness, energy, vivacity (name it!) to start the year right off.

Me, Maming and Inday before eating Media Noche.
Would you believe if I'd say I cooked all of these?

1. Sinulog 2013

This was one of my best Sinulog ever! Spending the festivities with my closest friends made this Sinulog a real blast! As a bonus,  I was able to complete the 9 novenas for Sto. Niño although in 8 out of 9 masses, I was late hahaha! But I was able to arrive during Gozos so I think it's already counted. Hahaha. We did a lot of crazy stuffs like having uniform Sinulog tshirt, having our faces painted by Accenture (competitor company), staying at our boarding house during the weekend and a whole lot more. Just check out some of our best pictures:

Squatting in the streets. That's Sinulog!

My favourite float during the mardi gras.

One of the Sinulog Free Interpretation contingent.

Best in Uniform eh?

Based on the happenings the previous month, I can say that I'm off to a good year.
I hope this would be consistent until December. Thanks January for being good to me.
More happiness to come! :)

Monday, December 31, 2012

Oh! Hi again my dear blog. My last drop here was dated January 1, 2012 - oh that was almost a year ago! Well, after a year of hiatus, here it is: my year-end post.

Year 2012, was..... TOUGH!
Every aspect of my life was challenged this year.
After a tremendous and exciting 2011, comes a year full of challenges and sacrifices.

Memorable Events
A lot of interesting events happened this year.
* I was outsourced at NEC for 7 months.
* Out of boredom, I applied for a part-time job in an English School to teach English online but after a month, I got tired and unhappy and just quit.
* The maid in my landlady's house at Quiot Pardo, stole my money in my cabinet.
   Oh that was P3,000.00 Ouch!
* I separated boarding house with my siblings.
  Living alone was exciting but at the same time horrible, but it was my choice.
* My brother went to Dubai to look for a high-paying job. But before he successfully got there, the
financial challenges that our family experienced was tough. Thank God, he made it there eventually.
* First time to participate in Milo Marathon - great experience with great friends making great things happen!
* Sorry but I wanna mention this: finally got a macBook, iPad 3 and iPhone 5 for myself. HAHA! I'm a certified Apple freak!

Trips and Adventures
Unlike last year, I was a home buddy this year. But there were still some trips:
* Bohol with Brgy. Ganesha
* Bunzies Cove with Chakaz All Stars
* Pinamungahan, Sumilon, Danao with NEC pipz
* Mountain View with the crazy Laag All Kinds group
* Bantayan with Laag All Kinds group

What else? Those were the ones that were memorable to me. But hey, check this out: I wasn't able to ride an airplane this year! Oh jeeez! I guess I have to do something about that next year.

Compared  last year, I can say that I have moved on a step forward in my career. I really tried hard
not to be a pain in the ass anymore to my Project Leader and I think I'm successful about that goal.
Nihongo? It was nothing but a burden to me. I failed to pass N3, and I worked my ass off to do better and
pass N2 this year... but I guess it's just another disappointment. Although the official results are still due next year, I am confident of failing again for the third time. Yeah I have given up and just accepted that it's really
not for me! haha. #bitter But I still want to commend myself for the great effort I have done. All my close
friends are living witnesses of  how I worked hard and sacrificed just to pass N2... but I guess my best wasn't good enough. LOL! #bitter
Next year, I hope to make a leap forward closer to my dreams. I don't dream to be a Nihongo speaker, but to be an excellent IT Engineer and of course, a money maker. Guess I need to shed off a lot of unnecessary elements in my system and start acquiring elements that can help me with my journey to my dreams.

I love my family. Although this year was really really tough for us, especially for my Maming, I am really happy that we still made it through. I'm thankful that my sister passed the Licensure Exam for Teachers, and my brother got an accounting-related job at Dubai. This year, was the biggest achievement for my Maming when my sister graduated college last March. That only means that she has successfully given us something that parents would always want for their children - education. And hey, not bad for a widowed mother
to have a Magna Cumlaude and a Cumlaude under her belt. :)

They come and go. Some would come to our lives and make a big impact, and suddenly would go leaving
scars. This year, due to some unexpected events, hanging out with my beloved Ganesha friends is not what it used to be. Yeah, we have moved on with our separate lives. Oftentimes we get in touch but it's not the same way anymore that we always see each other and chitchat and hang out. We still love each other of course, but I guess it's time for me to find a new circle of friends - friends that I always hangout with. At NEC, yes I made friends with some crazy people but it's inevitable that I have to leave after a couple of months.
When I went back to Alliance, honestly I didn't know whom to go with. Then, I started going out at lunch with these certain bunch of people, and then, it just happened that they're now my regular hangout buddies.
We don't have an official group name but I wanna call them Laag All Kinds group since that's the
title of our email thread. The closeness of this group reminds me of my Ganesha  teammates.

Me, Mitchy, Mirang, Jerson, Jellie, Kweeny, Bart, Witsu, Vhenjo

But some dear friends, even if they are far from me, still remain close to my heart.
From Cebu to Bohol to Leyte to Manila and even Japan!
To all my friends, you're all the best in the world!
Let's keep hanging out and make memories! :D

That life
A password is needed for this. haha >:D
But only a chosen few has the friggin' password. LOL!
I just wanna say a few words though...
It's really a great feeling to wake up each day inspired but at the same time it's really a great burden.
This year, I preferred to be less naughty in some aspect of that life and just be contented of simple
things... simple moments... simple ... just simple...but meaningful, happy and memorable.
nyahahaha! buweeeeeeeeeeeeee!

For all those things that happened to me this year, I have realized one important thing about me:
that all I want in life is to be HAPPY. Yeah, life is short, and every moment has to be lived in its
fullest. Next year I won't do anything that will make me unhappy. In everything I'll do, I will go for what
will make me happy. Sounds selfish? but I think that when you're happy, you're capable of making
others happy too. So I pray and hope to be HAPPY not just next year but in all the years to come.

Happy New Year everyone and let's all be HAPPY this 2013! :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year everyone!
I'm a bit lazy today so I'm gonna let the pictures show you the dishes and tell you how we celebrated our New Year's Eve with a bang!

Happy New Year!!!
Pork Lollipop.
Chop Suey.
Fruit-Gulaman Salad. 
Special Cupcakes. 
Hawaiian Pizza.
My favourite: Beef Pochero.
Sinugbang Baboy.
Beef with Broccoli. Carrots is just a garnish. hehe.
Happy New Year Chiffon Cake. 
Pineapple Refrigerator Cake.
Sinugbang Bangus.
Pork Adobo.
Puto Cheese.
Alberto's Pizza.
More Candies! Most of them are round.
California King Bed. Aw!
Red Wine.
Round Fruits.
Family Picture.
Cheers Maming!
Welcome 2012!
May we all have a prosperous year ahead.
Cheers! :)

Saturday, December 31, 2011

When the year 2011 started, I thought that it will be just like one of those years - boring. But as early as January, it was already awesome (and wild) and it progressed until the last month of the year.
What made it awesome? I hope I can spit it out here but nah, it's way too complicated (pa mysterious effect kunuhay). hehe.

This year is so far the BEST in my 22 years of existence in this world!
It was like I was never been happier all my life.
There were a lot of happenings, adventures, first times, conflicts, and major life-changing events. 
Of course, these are all not ups, but downs as well (it's inevitable in this world you know) but the ups are overwhelming. This year is full of new experiences, new friends, new toys, new adventures, new challenges and new learnings that made it the most exciting year ever!

When I see all my toys, I feel very happy and satisfied. Although I haven't saved a single penny in the bank, I still feel that I have invested something from my hard-earned money since I got to enjoy my gadgets (and maybe I can sell or trade them in the future). I promised myself last year that I will buy all the gadgets that I want (and can afford) and so I did! Let's just say it's my form of rewarding myself from great stress.

Recalling all my relentless adventures this year was an exciting one. I never thought that this year would be full of travels to various beautiful places. I'm so proud to say that I already conquered the Philippines by visiting Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. I hope I can conquer Asia next year, and the whole world after. These trips may be costly but money can't buy the precious memories and the happiness, excitement, thrill and adrenaline rush you  feel during the experience.

Honestly, I don't think that this year is a good one for my career. I've been a bad ass at work because I felt that I was working too much but unappreciated. So I was literally a pain in the ass to my boss (sorry for that). hehe. He then returned the pleasure by giving me a very low evaluation at the end of the year and I'm not happy about it either. Well, that doesn't kill me, that only makes me stronger. I will just take that as a learning experience and try my best next time to impress my future bosses. Next year, I shall redeem myself and do something for this friggin' career to flourish .

I have gained a lot of weight this year, especially for my baby tummy. I always had lechon, liempo, or pochero at lunch. I guess it got to the point where my belly reached 35 inches! Later this year, I realized that I already had enough of fats and I badly need a workout. So, last November I started hitting the gym and I kinda lost some weight but this Christmas season, I easily regained the tummy and made it double than the original size. I guess I'll have to live in the gym more often next year. Hahayz... :/

I can say that I'm more than lucky for having a lot of friends. I may have lost some but I gained more than what is lost. My latest addition to my growing circle of friends are my Ganesha teammates. I spent most of my happy hours with them this year. Have I told you that they're the best teammates ever? They're the primary reason why I still love to go to work even if it's stressful out there. Thank you guys for painting a smile on my face everyday at work. :)
I also want to thank my highschool classmates and college chakaz all stars because they are still there for me. I'm happy that we never lost communication and still got to hangout once in a while.
Finally, there are really friends that I think are the closest to me. They are the ones who know how to handle my odd personality and yes, they know most of my goddamn secrets. I'm comfortable being with them like I can tell them everything I want to say without any reservations: Jellie, Bryan, Brian, Tim2x and Ceilo - Thank you so much for the friendship <3. Nyahaha! :D

I cannot thank the Lord enough for all the countless blessings He has showered me this year.
Thank you to all the people who made my 2011 a blast, especially to the ones who really made it a blast!
You all know who you are. <3

It's so hard to say goodbye to an incredible year. But yeah, it's time that I move forward, and just look back at the memories this year with a big smile on my face.
2011 has been crappy great, I pray that 2012 will be more than crappy great too!

皆さん, 明けましておめでとうございます!
Happy New Year everyone!!! Cheers for more blessings next year!!!