Friday, April 16, 2004


My friend Tin has this entry with links on writing. And while that may not interest you, the 10 Tips on Writing the Living Web should be something every serious blogger should read.

So that you can catch me violate the points he makes, hehehe.

Catching Up on My Reading

One of the most boring things I do as of late is burn CDs. And the speed of my burner is only 12x, mind you, and none of the latest 52x CD writers. But fortunately, since it doesn't require constant maintenance (I just have to change the CD every five minutes), I actually have the time to do something else. Such as reading. Or eating (but I want to avoid that because I tend to go for greasy food and I don't want to end up with greasy CDs and a greasy keyboard).

The Invisible Restaurant

I was at the Podium this afternoon watching my two friends, Jaime and Elbert, discuss their plans for a certain comic. Anyway, the public space there was The Lounge where there were sofas and tables people could use. There was also an ad about being able to order a rice bowl meal (with Iced Tea and Soup for P99.00+) in the area, except the restaurant couldn't be found anywhere. There was a telephone number you could call and it specifically said that it was available at The Lounge from 11 pm - 2 pm. But it really bothers me that the restaurant (the name of which I already forgot) isn't physically there. Sure, I can just imagine that the owners are saving on rent since they're not paying for the space but...

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Thursday, April 15, 2004

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Descent Into Madness

Although I promised myself I'd get things "done" this week, fate seems to conspire against me. Of course it's only today that I got the forms for SSS and TIN, and hopefully I'll get to submit them by next week.

In other news, my reading started to gain momentum before the Holy Week, but it got disrupted because of the Tagaytay trip. Right now, I can't get past the Philip K. Dick anthology I'm reading, and I personally find it strange that the past few books I've been reading were all Science Fiction (because I'm more of a Fantasy reader).

My savings has dwindled, especially after some RPG books I ordered from a friend just arrived today. And carrying them home was no easy chore since I was lugging around six hardcovers, in addition to the regular stuff that's in my bag.

Oh yeah, lots of birthday celebrants this month. Hmmmm...

And of course, it surprises me that El thinks I'm afraid of failure (honestly, it's more of laziness... but I'm used to people not believing me).

Since I haven't been writing much as of late, well, I really should change that. The past few days has been a weird cycle for me, and it's not even due to depression.


I'm just wondering whether people find me stingy or generous when it comes to money. Although you should know by now they're both true and false, considering the paradox that is my life (I guess I should also ask whether I'm charming or abrasive).

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Tuesday, April 13, 2004


Apparently, "coming home" is never coming home in my case. It's merely a situation where you're choosing the devil you know rather than the devil you don't know.

After escaping the cold and dark (it's annoying when the inn you're staying at has no power for the past twelve hours, yet the stalls beside it do have electricity) regions of the Tagaytay border (because the inn we were residing wasn't really at Tagaytay), I come home to a insecticide-smelling room. Which is the second time it's happened (I leave the house for a day or two and it's an excuse for my parents to pillage the place).

Of course right now, the daily infestation of smoke has moved from the evenings to early mornings.

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