Friday, December 18, 2009

New in Everything?

It's almost two weeks had passed and probably I immediately settle down myself in the new world I am currently living in. Yes, there were tremendous changed happened in my life after I decided to accept the job offer I had abroad.

Now that I am in the so called "new world", I guess I have to accept the life that I maybe having here.

Here are the catch..

1. No more work after working hours (well this thing is kind of new to me, all my previous companies that I had, I used to work even after working hours - like being on call, work from home, or sometimes, need to go back to the office to resolve issues)

2. Traveling to work from and to probably boring or exciting (because my home is almost or more than an hour from home, but I don't have to waste my time, either I will sleep or have a book to read and enjoy my music together)

3. Cost of living is really high, but for two weeks, I learned if the price is good or not (although I knew that I will learn a lot in due time).

4. Although I am living with family abroad, I need to be independent to a lot of things (that's what the adult should be doing anyway).

5. I need to find a new hobby that will be fit with my working schedule (as of now I am still looking for that hobby since my mountaineering adventure will be in pause mode for the moment).

6. Mix culture and race are really diverse in the world I am moving in, and understanding different kind of culture, the way they live and being smart dealing with them will really help me.

I knew there are lot of new things that I may experience or going to happen in my life, but I guess I have to enjoy it, no need to hurry and no need to overwhelm myself.

Until then.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Back After A While

I know its been a while since the last time I updated this blog and I know I am not sure if I can keep a promise even to myself but I will try my best to keep this blog updated, especially this time that there are tremendous changes happened and keep on happening in my life.

But for all, life is so short and I have to enjoy it...c",)


Sunday, August 16, 2009


I just notice that its almost a month since the last time I created my last post. Time flies so fast that I don't even notice that one month had passed already. I knew I need to catch up with my blog...


Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday 5 for July 17: Scattergories

  1. What random letter was generated by the online random-letter generator? (this doesn’t really count as one of your five questions) --> y
  2. With what famous person, whose name begins with the letter in question #1, would you most like to be stuck on a desert island? --> Yao Ming ..c",)
  3. What food item, whose name begins with the letter in question #1, can always be found in your pantry? --> Yams
  4. What song, whose title begins with the letter in question #1, always makes you feel good? --> Yellow by Cold Play
  5. What is your least-favorite film whose title begins with the letter in question #1? --> Yellow Taxi
  6. What unusual animal, whose name begins with the letter in question #1, would be a fun pet? --> yak...c",)
This is the first time I join this blog meme.


Roger Federer - An Interesting World Tennis Player Legend

I knew he is really great in tennis, but I am not actually telling something about the technical stuff of how he do his game.

I was quite fascinated to this young man after I read an article about him in one of the news magazine. Most of the players in his fields admire him. But its not the way he play why I am like him but because of one situation wherein his one of character become visible. Based on the magazine, one tennis player broke his neck during the practice session in Rome and ended in a hospital wherein the language is alien to him, then he received one note and it was came from Federer where as far as he remembered he played with him one or twice and Federer shows care.

With that part of the story, I was touched. Why? For the reason that, Federer himself shows compassion which you do not usually see to the person who are gaining lots of victory. For me he kept himself on the ground. And I like him for loving his game.


Transformer - A Movie To Review

I watched Transformer with my youngest sister few weeks ago because of the curiosity I had with this movie. A lot of people I knew gave me feedback that this is really a good film and I should not missed it.

Here is my thoughts for this movie.

I am really fascinated with the past pace of the story that Transformer showed in this film. I was actually become impatient what will be the next thing to happen. For me, the effects looks so real. As if the human can talk to a real giant robot. And for the story, I knew its unrealistic to happen but the coordination of the old history of transformer to the real world of human quite interesting and very creative (thanks to the out of the box imagination of the writer for the story of the second movie of Transformer...well for really rocks!!!).

In general, I had a great time watching the movie.


Monday, July 13, 2009

A History in 1989

1989 a year wherein I was very young and probably not aware what is happening around the world. But I just like to share something that I learned about this year or beyond after this year.

Here are some important facts that I discovered (maybe some just forgotten and just remember it again today):

- The Fall of the Berlin Wall
- Russia's Revolution
- World Wide Web

There are more facts but the three got me interested which really a big shift of the conditions of some place in the world where communism occurs and how the internet revolutionize our computing ways.

The article that I read was came from TIME magazine with issue date was June 29 - July 6, 2009. I think the article is also available online just go to TIME magazine website.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Everyday Is Brand New Day!!!

I used to tell to myself that everyday is a brand new day. This means that whatever happens from the past, it should not affect our hope for possible great things to happen today. And for me this is a good thoughts to share to everyone...


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Environmental Awareness

I just like to share my thoughts about environmental awareness. I see a lot of things happening around us that shows that people are now becoming aware of our environment current and even future conditions.

I just picked one of the old issue of TIME magazine, it is actually a supplemental magazine in TIME. The cover shows that the content are more into fashion. I did scan some of the pages until I found an article that interest me. The article title is "The New Gold Standard" if you want to read the whole article, you can read it online "The New Gold Standard" .

The article thought me a lot of things, although I am already aware that mining and related activities has a tremendous effects in our environment, the article shows that people are changing its way to do their business when it comes jewelries. It is great to know that people are becoming unselfish.

Because of the article, it made me realized that the jewelries that people are wearing means two things for me: aside that it represents wealthy and richness of the people, it also represents environmental issues. And those who are into this business should consider the truth about mining gemstones, gold, and the like has adverse effect to the nature. I learned that famous businesses are already engaging themselves. But I hope everyone into this business must take a serious consideration and put into action of how they do their business.


Saturday, July 4, 2009

4Th Of July - Our Previous Independence Day

July 4th was previously celebrated as Philippine Independence Day coincide with the US Independence day which is not surprising because US colonized my country before. This date had been observe to be our freedom day from 1946 to 1962.


Friday, July 3, 2009

When I Started To Like Reading?

There are times when I am trying to understand what things or stuff interest me, well I can say that lots of things, not only just one but more than one.

I am fond with arts, crafts, history, documentaries, travel, adventure, people, emotions, fictions, stories, business, news, politics, sports and a lot lot more.

I guess we can start in my reading interest.

Just an introduction for this kind of stuff. I started to become an avid reader (of any kind - not only one type of material) when I was in college. That time, I was taking up Computer Engineering course. Two years before I graduated in college, I was in state of thinking "What will be my future after my university life?" This triggered me to think what do I wanted to be, which led me to think what kind of work I wanted to have.

Computer Engineering course will either lead me to focus in hardware stuff job or software side. This helps me to think, "I can be a network engineer or become a technical engineer which will focus in electronics related jobs, automation and the like". Then, another thoughts told me, "I can have a software related jobs like programming and similar to this". During that time, I weigh both side and compare the pros and cons for better decision.

Then, I decided to focus on the software side. I wanted to be a programmer. With that decision, I started reading technical material stuff related to programming. My reading interest started there. Read technical programming books. From here I realized I love reading....well that was how it started...c",)


Coming Soon...

For the next coming days...this blog will be a little bit more active. I knew I am busy at work but like the way I see blogging, it is my freedom. I will try my best to think a topic that I will post if not everyday but I will make sure that I have post as many as I can for a week.

Until then...

The Explorer


Monday, June 29, 2009

Everything Has A Purpose And Reason

Everything happened in our life has a purpose and reason. This is one of the idea that I know is true. Things probably go wrong and do not align to what we like and what we wanted but still there is a reason. Situations can be bad or good. Event can hurt us or it inspire us. But this is the reality of life. What we need to understand, is the purpose of things, events or people in our life.

For the past months that I experience trial in my life, I can say that life still beautiful because if there are things went wrong, there are things went right. I like my life, I know its not perfect and probably boring for others but I am happy and that is important.


Monday, June 8, 2009

Leaving On A Jet Plane

I know that most of us probably experience the sadness in out heart every time when someone important in our life left us for different kinds of reasons. Every time my father leaves our home I always have this feeling. But even it makes our life lonely especially for my mother, we have to continue living our life.

I knew my parents sacrificed already their life for us for a very long time. They sacrificed the time wherein they have to live their life together. I knew they are so tired. Right now, I am thinking to do something for them. I may sacrifice my own happiness like my current work and other personal happiness to do something for my parents and my family. I really don't want to give it up but I may do it to give happiness to my family that had been deprived especially to my parents for a very long time. And since I am planning to do something, I really have to be ready when that decision arrived.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Work makes my life busy and makes myself apart from the real world. I am a working in technical world. Technology and the like. But my works makes me happy. Why? Simple reason, it makes myself think. Sometimes I found myself like a kid thinking how things work and trying to understand or discover the idea behind it. And for me, most of the time, thinking and analysis makes my day complete. There are things that I cannot stop thinking until I figure out and really understand what happened or what causes the things happened at work. I am always like this. I already knew myself from the first company where I develop my career up to the present company.

Photo I captured after I composed this post.

But there are times that work exhausted my mind. And that is the time I am thinking to do something else. Like watching movies in marathon, as in whole day. Or I will invite my two sisters to go out to the city and have some fun. Fun to me is not night out life, because I do not usually go out at night. Fun to me are like watching movies in cinema or theater. Dining out with friends and talk the whole day. These are the common stuff that I do right now especially if I do not have climb schedule or any trip with my mountaineering group. These days of my life, I find enjoyment aside from work. Before, my life was just work, but now it is totally different. It takes time for me to realize that I should enjoy life outside work.


Monday, April 27, 2009

Where Are We Going?

"Where are we going?". There are times that this question are so complicated to answer. Even myself sometimes struggle to find the answer of this difficult inquiry. But because this life in this world are so interesting, we might find ourselves learning where we wanted to go and even we might understand where are the other people are going.

There were two kinds of people. First, the people who knew where they are going. And second, the people who have no idea where they are moving. The people who knew where they are going are the people who have visions in their lives. They are the people who understand their selves. They know what they like, they know what they wanted to be and they can see their future. On the contrary, the people who has blurry knowledge about their selves are the people who does not know what they really like, no idea what they wanted to be and they are the people who do not know themselves.

We all experience the state of mind asking ourselves "What do I really want?", "Am I happy now?", "Is it worth doing this?", "Is this for real?". We are all under the process of understanding ourselves. Sometimes, it is confusing to understand ourselves and most of the time, it takes time before it happen.

Understanding where we are going is really important in our life because our future depends on it.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pause For A Moment

Well I just thought to share what I experienced last Sunday. I was busy doing something and I checked the weather in the afternoon by looking at the sky outside the house and I guess it is going to rain. After an hour, rain fell. My younger sister invited me to go outside and play under the rain. At first, I rejected her and told her to go ahead on her own. Then, rain gets tougher, then I realized, it was a long time ago that I played under the rain. I stood up and I found myself outside the house and got wet under the rain. It felt good to feel the rain drops again with my face. The feeling was so strange like I never experience it before. The water was cold but it did not really bothered me. While I was soaking myself under the rain, I realized that sometimes it felt good to be just like under the rain, felt the simplicity of life. No problems, no work, like all the things that surrounded me are just nothing, it was just like me and the rain. I was like this for almost an hour, like my world had stop moving for a while, it made me relax for a moment.

Before I end that moment, I grab my digital camera and took some shots of the rain, most of them are not good..c",) but I chose best two for this blog.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Wonders Of The World Will Be Gone?

I know for myself that I love traveling specially if the place is really wonderful. For the past years, that I experienced to see the other world aside from my own country I am always stunned by the things that I discovered. But every time I see ugliness in one place I feel terribly sad. Most of the time, I asked myself, why this part of this place became like this? I am trying to find an answer if this was caused by nature. But most of the time I realized that it was caused by people's negligence.

I read, heard and watched news of all things that cause by destruction of the beauty of our world. First, endless war. Second, people's selfishness and greediness. Third, people's ignorance. And many more.

War resulted a massive destruction in natural habitat of human kind, animal and plant kingdom. As an example of this case, the historical places exist in Iraq. I learned that Iraq has lots of historic places and treasures that were already destroyed because of war. I hope there are still things and places that remain intact to preserve the heritage of this country.

People's selfishness and greediness also the main reasons why the wonders of this world ruined. We have lot of cases like this in my country. We have famous Pasig River, one of the biggest and longest river in Metro Manila but its beauty had gone a long time ago. Our government tried to do something to save it but they did not tried hard enough. There are lots of companies existed beside this river that contributes to the pollution of it and even there is task force or group tried to clean it up the cycle of contaminating the water are continuous and will not end.

People's ignorance also contributes to the destruction of the beauty of our world. People used to take nothing as responsibility to the environment. Most of these people did not realize that there are simple ways to take care of it. But I know there is hope, like the of one country that I admired which is Canada. I saw that they tried their best to take care of their environments. How? By very simple way. I saw that they tried to implement to separate garbage that can be recycle from non-recyclable. And they tried to manage their waste properly. And what will be the result of it at the end? Well, I once witness the beauty of their wonderful places which proves that their nature are very lucky with their people.

I am a person who still dream to see the other fascinating wonders of the world and wants to discover its unique beauty. But it maybe too late for me because most of them are endangered in the hands of human kind.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Music As Part of My Life

When I was in high school, I was not a music lover. But, music became part of my life when I madly fell in love with someone when I was 16 years old. Since I was inspired, the type of music I was listening to had a themes of love and emotions.

Time passed, I was broken-hearted and I started to hate love songs or any similar sounds. My reactions and reasons were so obvious why I hated emotional music so much. I do not want to feel the pain or remember any of the past that broke my heart for the very first time in my life.

key chain traditional / cultural drums

Since I was trying to avoid love music, this directed me to change the music I wanted to hear. Rock or alternative rock replace the music I had been listening to. Alternative rock music helped me to forget all the heartaches happened to my life during my high school time. And I can say that there is a part of me being thankful, because of the situation happened to me, it led me discover one part of myself. I realized that I like the combination of sounds of drums and guitars. I love to hear the background music of the songs. I am fascinated to listen to the base sounds.

Up to this moment, I used to listen to alternative rock music. Not because I am still affected by my past, but because I fell in love with the type of sounds. I discovered lots of beautiful songs of old and new artist in this field. And there was a time that I dreamed to become part of the band, playing music instruments such as drummer (this is one of my frustration in my life that did not happened to me).

Music is part of my life. Maybe specific situation led me to appreciate it. My music preference changed but this led me to understand myself in another way.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Our Mind

clipart came from ms office

I read some books which tells us how powerful our minds can be. Something I learned few years ago, that the way we think affects our current and even our future life. Whatever we have in our thoughts become our reality. I do understand it. If I am pessimist to all things, I will get frustrated and that is not good for me. That is where the optimism have good effect. But sometimes, we can't control ourselves in different situation (but I know we should be always in control). Why? Maybe because we are not expecting things to be turn out different of what we wanted it. The effect will be surprises, so what should we do? Don't expect anymore? No one can really tell us what is going to happen in our life in the next seconds. I myself can think for now I am just writing something but I can't predict what is going to happen to me in the next seconds in my life. I can actually say that my minds right now think a lot of stuff and maybe I am not aware earlier but I am at this moment. My mind can shift from one thing to another in a matter of seconds and sometimes I will notice it but most of the time I did not.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Child's Dream

Every people in this world has their own dream since they were a child. But some people takes time to realize their real dreams and understand their heart wants. I met and found some people that their dreams are impossible to reach. Others will stop doing something to get it and others thrives their best to grab it. I myself once dream to be something but one thing I do understand, there are certain dreams that impossible to happen and most of the time I call it as fantasy. Some dreams are realistic and achievable. But some dreams are not meant to be. I am trying to categorize where is my child's dream belong. Is it fantasy? Is it realistic? Or is it not meant to be?

Fantasy means people are hoping of something but doing nothing to make the aspiration a reality. Dreams are realistic when things are achievable or feasible and people are making plans and commitments to reach the goal. Dreams are not meant to be when things happened to us differently and not the things that we are expecting even we do something.

When I was young, I wanted to become scientist someday and become astronaut. But I know that this dream will just be a dream. Why? First, there is no astronomy school in my country. For what I know that time, USA and other rich countries have astronomical school like NASA. But since I am not living in the USA, I know even I was a young that my dream is impossible to happen. Second reason, this dream will cost me a lot of money. I should be rich so that I have money to use for all expenses that I will be needed while studying astronomy but I am not rich. Third, I should be a genius to be able to pass the IQ standard of being scientist. By assessing this situation now, I can categorize my dream to be both fantasy and not meant to be.

Photo above were downloaded from
as free download for small sizes

Every time there will be a situation that will cross myself to astronomy stuff, I can't help myself but dream as well as frustrated. But I know I have to be realistic in my point of view right now. I may not become an astronaut as what my dream when I was young but I know that most of my dreams became a reality. And all those dreams happened because I did something to make it happen. I planned it, I made certain steps and added some smart work in the process.

I just wanted to say that for me dream is always possible if our hearts are on it. We make plans, we execute and be smart. And I know that the most powerful in the universe made it happen.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Time As A Gift

I am a third child of the family. I was born in a family with poverty. Both of my parents were not able to finish their studies due to lack of resources such as money. But even I lived my life in frugal way, I love my parents. Due to their unconditional love to us (their children), they were separated for a very long time. They were separated because my father took jobs from foreign countries. He had no choice during those time because for us, if he will not do it, probably, we were not able to finish our studies too. I remember that he mentioned to us before "Don't be like us, we haven't completed our studies and I will not allow that thing to happen to any of you, I will do everything but I wanted all of you to study hard. "

I was five years old when my father left us for his first job in Middle East. Only mail or letter was the communication of my parents to each other. We don't have telephones at home that time and what my mother did so that we were able to talk to my father was that she requested our neighbors with telephone to allows us to use it only when my father will call us. And our neighbors were too kind and agreed to my mother.

Photo (Clock photo is mine and
red ribbon is free image copyrighted
by Lykovata at

I can say that my parents are far away from each other longer that they were together in their married years. And because of that I wanted to give them a gift. A gift which is "TIME". I hope I can give this gift to them, but as of this moment I am not good enough. My father is still working in European country which means he is still separated with my mother. I can only give this gift if both of my parents are not working anymore, they are living together and I am the one who supports them for their living.

I hope that right opportunity will come and I will able to return back the "TIME" to my parents that were lost for years and still being lost in their lives. This is my dream for my parents since I started my career six years ago.


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Blogging is Equal to Freedom?

This is my third blog. The first one are story telling of all my getaways and the second one is photo blogging about my world and my country. This time, I wanted to focus on ideas, thoughts and opinion, because I always find myself enjoying a conversation of a lot of things.

For the introduction, while I am trying to create new blog, I found myself having difficulty to create another blog. Why? All titles that comes to my mind are all existing in Google blogging world. Here are the sample titles that rejected by Google Blogger because its already existing:

"Wander and Wonder" -->
"I am who I am" -->
"Left In The Middle of Nowhere" -->
"Me, Myself and I" -->
"Conversation" -->
"Surrealism" -->

I checked the site hoping that it does not exist but the blog does exist. And I can't remember now all the other titles that I tried and every time I typed something that pops up to my mind the result are all existing. I got tired and almost impatient of creating a new blog. After this thing happened to me, one thing that I realized. "Blogging rocks the world" which means that there are lot of people engaging in free writing (whether in different type, style or mode of writing), photo showcasing, news casting and others. I am thinking what does this means to the real world. Does it mean that lot of people spending their time in front of their computers? Or does it mean that people get used to be alone and spend time writing instead of spending time with real people? Well, whatever does this mean, what I can see is that people are trying to voice out theirselves through letters and images because in blogging people have freedom. No one will restrict someone to write any topic that a writers wanted to write. No management will yell to a photographer to stick to the concept or idea of images. For me, blogging is one way of doing things that people do for personal freedom. This reason is one of mine too. I wanted to enjoy my freedom.


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