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Monday, May 22, 2006

Today is an historic day. It is the day before the start of my first ever vacation. No long weekends masquerading as a vacation. This one is a real-life vacation. One week. Can you imagine that? That is huge. Its like Michael Jordan taking a day-off playing for the Bulls in his hey-day.

Anyway, I feel bad for the guys though. Today was supposed to be load day. But, unfortunately, the truck driver got into an accident last Friday and our shipping company didn't know where he was nor did they know where our trailer was. So, load day got postponed till the next day. Somehow going on vacation should be the last thing on my mind. But I could hear my sister and close friends would tell me, "you deserve a vacation". "Don't worry about it, we'll take care of it for you." So with that in mind, I just brushed it off and will enjoy my vacation as I get ready to go to Vegas during the weekend.

I need to go return this backpack I got for my laptop. My new laptop is HUGE! Finding a bag sure is a chore.

I'm gonna watch that Davinci Code movie tomorrow. It should be a hoot. Get some buttered popcorn and enjoy the ride....

Now during this self-imposed hiatus from work, I will try and brush up on my writing, screenwriting to be exact. Not more of blogging... It sure is easy to say, but kinda get lost in the shuffle of my "long" day...

Tomorrow, I will try...

Thursday, May 18, 2006

It sure felt like a long day today, but it wasn't really... I didn't get that much sleep and my sprained wrist is slowly getting better. That's always good. I couldn't wipe my butt before but now I can do it, although it still hurt like mad.

I sure am enjoying my new laptop. It sure is fast but I still need to read more to this new RAID technology. It says I can configure it to mirror my primary drive. But that means, instead of having a 200GB HD, I'll only have half the size. Its secure and safe and all, but I'd rather have another HD.

Nothing sexy happened at work today. Nothing strange or out of the ordinary.

Although it probably started in your part of the world, but tomorrow is the first day of the Da Vinci Code. I read the book. It was fast paced but I got lost towards the end. And according to the viewers at Cannes, it was slow-paced and "laughable". Too melo-dramatic for its own good.

Now, comments like that would normally kill the momentum going into the States. I doubt it though. The movie would make its run for sure, but it would not last a couple of weeks at #1. X-men is coming out the week after.

I love going to movies. I still haven't seen Mission impossible 3. Maybe thats what I should watch tomorrow instead of the Code. At least there won't be that much people watching.

There are people who want a big crowd while watching a movie. I get it. They want all the reactions and everything that goes with watching a movie with a group. I'd prefer it being quiet. Less people the better. But it looks like that won't be happening since MI3 is enjoying a good run and the other choice of the Code is definitely gonna be a full house.

When I saw the Inside Man, the theater was kinda full but I didn't have anyone beside me. I like my elbow room.

See you tomorrow at the movies....

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Today is probably one of the longest days I've worked at the store. My goodness... The truck load was huge and there was no help in sight. I gotta feel for my guys. They were doing all the dirty work, I was just managing. But the worst thing happened, of course, minutes before we called it a day. I tripped and fell on my wrist. My wrist feels so sore, I couldn't believe I'm typing this up.

Anyway, I bought a new laptop yesterday. I got that new Toshiba laptop with the HD-DVD player. Damn, this thing is gorgeous. I still gotta get myself accustomed to all the buttons and shit....

I'm not complaining though... I am stoked as hell....

Gotta go... Aside from my wrist being sore, I gotta get up early tomorrow. Its a 4am call time...

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Just finished watching that Ricky Hatton dude in his US debut. He won. I was very disappointed with the decision. Ricky was facing the reigning champ. Sure he was aggresive. By aggresive, I mean he was constantly going forward against the champ. He was connecting, sure. But at the end of the match, Ricky's eyes were swollen and he sporting a very big "mouse" on his left cheek. The other guy, Collazo, sure was beaten but he got Ricky good in that last round.

The referee was letting Ricky hold Collazo and hit him at the same time. He never warned Ricky. I guess he didn't know what to expect since this was the ref's big fight. Plus, the judges had no big fight experience. The veteran judge's big fight was last week's fight between a couple of nobody's.

And the thing that confused me the most, the HBO announcers seem to be favoring Ricky Hatton. It got me more confused. They didn't see the holding. They just took notice of his constant "attack". He wasn't attacking, he was going forward, throwing a couple of punches then holding the guy.

Anyway....

Today, I'm spending my mother's day weekend here with mom at SJ. Its great. I always love coming over. Homecook meals. And they were watching this Filipino channel. We spent the whole day laughing and eating. I love coming over but I also try not to, because of the eating.

I'll try to catch up with rest, but I really doubt it....
Yesterday was one of those days that I could live without...

It was supposed to be my day-off, but NAY!!! We had visitors drop by, they were expected. But damn, it happened again. My SM was nowhere to be found. Well, I gotta admit, the guy had a good excuse. But, for crying out loud, not again. I don't mind being the frontline of the store, but da guy gotta step up. I know he's got issues but c'mon!

Anyway, the visit turned out well. We were THE best looking store in the district. I may still get the same store that was offered to me!

No complaints. Its all good...

Oh crap! I forgot about dat boxing replay today...

I'll be back....

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Trying to stay in touch with my writing....

I'm beginning to feel very uncomfortable with my current laptop... it sure is heating up awfully fast. I guess I need to call the techs over there at Alienware. This thing heats up.

My sole purpose of buying a laptop before was to further my screenwriting skills. That has stopped. I need to regain that feeling and stay in touch with it...

I've had a few concepts but forgot them as the day progressed...

I'm starting to despair...

Don't mind me, just ramblings from someone in a very humid room...

Friday, May 05, 2006

Its Cinco de Mayo!!!

Today is our 6th year anniversary of arriving here in the States. We need to go a little bit further to the time when we first came here, which also happens to be Cinco de Mayo. That was 1990. Time sure flies by when you're busy working your ass off...

Nothing much to do today... Just catching up on old movies on my new dvd player. God, they look so much better...

Last Thursday was poker night. We haven't been doing a regular poker night. But this might be a start of a regular gig. It sure feels nice to bluff my way out of a pot...

Anyway, gonna catch up with my sister tomorrow... probably watch some feel-good movie and that Dela Hoya match...

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Damn! Its been almost a month since I last posted. That is total insanity!!!

A lot of stuff has happened, of course. I got my Toshiba HD-DVD. Loving it, although, now, I can't just live off computer speakers for it. I need to get a home theater system but buying one is overkill for my room. So I said, screw that.

My RM visited the store again and promised a store, yet again. But this time, they are looking to give me a brand new store. They are giving a virgin to quell the thirst of the beast. Bwa-ha-ha-ha.

Anyway, we're losing employees like mad. Although I still don't consider it as a problem. We still have the key people we need.

Come to think of it, not a lot of stuff happened...

Oh yeah, just my two cents...

They made so much talk about this spanish version of the American national anthem. I have no problem with it, just as long as they TRANSLATE IT WORD FOR WORD into spanish and not add their points of views to the song. I'm all for that. But what I've been hearing is that they're tweaking it for their own benefit. That's nice and dandy but I'm not buying it. Its a song and not THE spanish version of the anthem.

If I get my citizenship, finally, I won't drastically record or write the American anthem into my tongue and throw in my views there. That is just stupid. Then again, I could do it and make money out of it.

See, somewhere behind this idiotic version, lies a person who's invested his time and money who's out to get what's his. They're out to make a quick buck.

Sure, Jimi Hendrix did his own version, Whitney Houston had her own during the superbowl, but in essence, nothing has changed. If this guy singing the anthem in spanish is changing it, then, its not the anthem anymore. Its HIS anthem.

Makes me wonder about all the translating going on all over the media. Are we really being fed the right translation? When I'm watching boxing and this interpreter is translating the trainer's words from spanish to english, is this translator really doing a word-for-word translation or is this guy embellishing the truth and giving us something else?

I'm not questioning their honesty, integrity and all that. Just translate it if you're translating it. Do a spanish version of the anthem and not add anything to it.

If by spanish version, they mean changing it to something totally different and not verbatim, then just give me the original. Nothing beats the original.

Thats just me.... my two cents...