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Monday, November 15, 2010

Call It Hardwork...I Call It Home

Hardwork pays off.

I still can't believe it's almost done. Not really my dream house (yet) but, like what I mentioned to one of my co-workers, if it's something that you want and you never experienced it yet, it still stands as a dream.

I never regret my decision to (re)build our family house. If you have been following my blog, you would probably know by now how I have impulsively decided on it. Just like how I have decided on seriously lots of things in my life. Call it instinct. Call it impulse. I just call it "being me".

The house got rave reviews from neighbors and some visiting friends and relatives. They really like it, oftentimes asking where the design of the structure's taken. Ma always tells them she got it from me. Well, it's true. I gave it to her but the design was the result of house design searches I did through the web and design magazines. Even then, I have just impulsively (again) chose that design from some other designs I "devised" ( I'm so out of words now ).

Honestly, it was not an easy task especially if you're not only putting efforts to a certain project. All the while, I am also considering the fact that most of the money I saved ( and will sacrifice saving in the next few years ) will eventually be contributed to this property.

Looking at this picture now, I can't help but feel really inspired and motivated. It's a long shot from the first time I came here in Dubai when my only goal for coming is to save our family house and lot from "foreclosure". I accomplished that after 2 seemingly-long, difficult years. But that's another story of mine to tell. Nevertheless, everything I learned from it, I am eternally grateful for.

I just feel so envious that my brother will see, feel, touch, smell and taste it first! He just flew back home last night for his yearly vacation and is probably only a few miles away from home now. Dang!

Friday, November 12, 2010

This Blog's Not Doomed...Yet

Where did I get the "inspiration" to post? Sa kawalan ko ng antok!

Nabasa ko kase sa Yahoo News na ang human resources department eh hindi na lang nagrerely sa kung ano ang nakasulat sa CV (curriculum vitae ) mo ngayon. Nagreresort na rin daw sila sa cyber searching ( exag - cyber stalking! ) to get to know you even more! Ang totoo, gawain kong mag-Google ng kung ano ano at sino sino kaya dapat hindi na ako na-shock dun noh!

Matapos kong magbasa, nag-try akong matulog. Hindi ako mapakali. Naglog-in uli ako sa laptop at itinype ( 'wag nyo akong paandarin ng ni-type!!!) ang pangalan ko sa Google, first name at last name and voila! Lumitaw sa first page ng search result ang blog ko! Dang!

Kaya agad akong nag-unpublish ng mga entries. 'Yung mga iba kong post eh talagang hindi ko naman balak ipamalita sa future employer(s) ko! Nagmistula na kaseng diary/biography/travel accounts/kung anik anik eklat na ang blog ko kaya nakakaparanoid na baka mamaya pagdating ko sa interview eh tungkol sa blog entry ko ang pagusapan namin ng interviewer. Honestly, may mga posts na kapag iyon ang naging topic, I would definitely feel uncomfortable. Hence, the unpublish act.

Ayokong burahin ang blog na ito. Ayoko ring maglagay ng password. Pero ayoko ring i-compromise ang current and future career prospects ko. So, for now, self-censorship(?) muna ako hanggang makaisip ako ng something.