I Slept the Whole Day!

I had a total of 2 hours sleep since yesterday, I was sleepy the whole day. I literally slept through the whole day. After bringing Marcia to work, it was my day off, I slept. I woke up to bring Dawn to her UPCAT review. Then I slept. I forced myself to wake up to go to North Olympus to bring the doorbell switch, then got home and ate lunch. I supposed to pass by Briones Glass and Aluminum Supply to inquire about the mirrors that we wanted to be installed at the house, but it was already past 3pm and the car was already under the coding scheme and was not allowed to go out on Mondays from 3pm to 7pm. I slept again. Marcia got home and was constantly waking me up, but I was so sleepy and dizzy, and didn’t get to wake up. I then woke up at 7:30pm, but Marcia just got mad a lot more, since she was waking me up to go to Federal Hardware, and Federal closes at 7:30pm. I promised to bring her to Federal in the morning before going to work. After dinner, I didn’t work at all and just went straight to bed, but only got to sleep when Jamie feel asleep too.

Kuya Gerry’s Arrival at the Philippines

Yesterday, I supposed to be at work at 9am for my ST109B class (CorelDraw, PhotoShop). But I needed to give some print jobs to En Blaze, and the printer ran out of ink. I had to wait till 10am to get ink at SM. I finished my printing at 11:30am and decided not to go to work anymore since my first class is up to 12pm. And I totally forgot about my 1 to 5 class, XP2PP (PowerPoint). It was a good thing my students were the security trainors of En Blaze. So I did hope they understand why I could not make the class, since I was working on their company’s corporate folder.

That day, I also had to pick up Kuya Gerry, Marcia’s brother, at the airport coming from Australia who arrives at Manila at 4pm. At the airport, the Almeda Family was there minus Kuya Louie. Harry and Janet were there. Me, Marcia, Dawn and Jamie were present too.

When we got there, Jamie was so happy pointing at all the airplanes she sees starting to fly and leave the airport. Once Kuya Gerry arrived, and everyone was in their respective vehicles, we headed towards Marina, a restaurant at the corner of Roxas Boulevard and Buendia, near Philippine Trade and Training Center. This restaurant had a look and feel as if you are on an old sailing ship made of wood. There were outdoor areas, and indoor air-conditioned areas, but always felt outdoor since the glass windows were so big, you never feel you are in the indoor area. There was an aquarium that seem to have salt water fishes in it. And I have heard that salt water fishes are more colorful that fresh water fishes. And those fishes were definitely colorful. And the famous “Finding Nemo” star, the clown fish was also present, further confirming that salt water fishes were in the tank. I am not sure if I am correct, but I think salt water aquarium-selling is being regulated by law, since it is now illegal to sell corals since our coral reefs have been depleting in the Philippines. But I looked closely at the aquarium at Marina and they did not have any corals there. Just a big rock. One thing I also noticed was the UV (ultraviolet) light they had. Actually there are three frequency ranges of UV light simply nicknamed UV-A, UV-B and UV-C. Where UV-A is not harmful. UV-B and UV-C is harmful to the skin which could give rise to free-radicals (unpaired electrons) causing skin cancer which basically comes from the sun. The UV light at the aquarium was for sure to be a UV-A light and it’s effect on surfaces is it gives white colors a bright neon like effect that is slightly violet, but still predominantly white. So the fishes in the aquarium with light colors seemed to light up a bit, but most people looking at the fishes didn’t know about it.

When we ordered what to eat, we ordered a lot, Crispy Pata, Roasted Tuna (katawan), Kare-Kare, Pork Sisig, Pancit Bihon, Pancit Canton, Chopseuy, Lechon Manok, Sinigang na Tuna (Ulo). As desert, we had ice cream and Main Con Yelo. The food was ok, I ate mainly the food that I do not get to eat at home that much, so I went for the Sisig and Roasted Tuna and Chopseuy.

Before eating, the kids kept running here and there and Kuya Gerry told me to take pictures of them, so I did. Jude Loi kept wearing his vampire mask trying to scare everyone. When it was eating time, Jamie couldn’t be kept in one place, while I was eating, Marcia was with Jamie, and when I was done, I was with Jamie so Marcia could eat.

We went home on a full stomach, thanks again to Kuya Gerry. We then proceeded to Dapitan, to bring Ate Ning home, and Janet and Harry as well at Quintos. Then we all proceeded to our house.

Our (Me and Marcia) house, fresh from painting, and construction of the interior, has never been slept in after the renovation done. There is also minimal furniture inside. We got our mattress from home and a few cushions for us to sleep on at the living room. After all the ‘pasalubong’ giving (thanks again Kuya Gerry), Kuya Gerry went straight to bed. Everyone else Went to Burger Machine and get something to eat. When everyone else went to sleep as well, me, Madelaine and Dawn were still awake playing cards. I taught them a few card games, like Speed, Bluff and Crazy 8. As we were still awake, Jamie was awake too and did not stop from going up and down the lower steps of the stairs. We slept at 3am.

At 4am, Marcia woke me up to bring Kuya Gerry to the Airport for his 7am flight on his way home to Bicol. The kids came with us and after bringing Kuya Gerry to the airport, we all headed to Dapitan to bring the kids there. Had a little chit-chat and I then headed home and slept another 1 hour before I went to work.

My Absences and Lates

Just sent an email to my boss why I have often been late at work and even sometimes absent. But at least I do this not when I have scheduled classes, but on my freetime. I basically explained that I need money for all my increasing expenses, and the time I have been absent or late, I was working on a web designing/development project with my company YDS Web Solution or on some print job. I also sent a copy of the email to everyone at ICI-Commonwealth.

En Blaze Time

After working so much on Funtastic, it is still not finish. (LOL) And decided to work on En Blaze this time, where they will be needing my printouts before the 17th this month. Will pass by their office before going to work at Informatics. It was salary day yesterday and my salary is nearly all gone. I gave Marcia some money that I borrowed to pay for my credit card bills, I will full tank my car, buy my phone some load, pay for my other credit cards.

Yesterday, I no longer had the power to work and slept early (12am, yes that is early, I usually sleep at 4am). Later after work, I might go on again working on Funtastic where I just need to finish many little changes. They may be little changes, but being many, it also seems to be a big change. I also need to follow up the write-ups needed for the site. Now, back to En Blaze and now logging off.

No Classes Again! What’s happening at ICI-CW

This is the second time I attended XP2PC SOC(PC Networks and Troubleshooting – Start of Class) where only 1 student comes. Since only 2 students enrolled, I never started the class, what a waste of time.

At ICI-CW, (Informatics Computer Institute – Commonwealth) Today, everyone went home and with me without a clear idea with what is happening at the center. Everyone seems to be mad at each other, specifically the CCs (Course Consultants). I can’t understand why. No body wants to talk about it yet and when I ask them, they talk in incomplete sentences, or in complete sentences without complete facts. Calling all CCs, you better put things together! I do not like all of you fighting, back-stabbing, etc. If there is something not clear, clear it up. A good peaceful talk will always help. And I am willing to help you settle things out.

Any comments CCs? Just enter your comments, reactions, feedback, suggestions, click on the comments link below below…

Didn’t go to work

I went to sleep about 4am, helping Marcia sort some things from Papa and Mama (my in-laws) sent to the Philippines from the US. They were three big boxes sent my Manila Forwarders. Aside from that, I was editing pictures for Funtastic.

When I woke up, I felt so dizzy, I barely got out of bed to bring Marcia to work. That was already 9:30AM and my class starts at 9AM. Still feeling dizzy, I decided not to go to work. I called up and informed that I will just attend my evening class at 6PM.

I brought Dawn to her UPCAT Review and I continued on with Funtastic. Basically working on the new product catalog layout. Trying my best to get Eric’s design with Mike’s backend work. So far I’ve done a lot already, but it is still not 100% done. Although this may be overdue, I am also still waiting for some write-ups from them that they haven’t given me for their website, so while waiting, I’m still making the site better.

To Mike and Eric: Once I get the write-ups, I will place this on the main URL and will collect their payments. Once paid, I will call you two up right away for the balances I owe you two. I will always place some updates about the project here so if you want to check out the status, you could visit this page from time to time.

Now got to eat my late lunch, go to National Bookstore then proceed to En Blaze for my proposal with them. The will proceed to my class at Informatics and Marcia, Dawn and Jamie will then follow, and we will proceed to Janet’s place to bring over the other stuff from the US that Mama and Papa gave.

Dawn’s UPCAT Review, The House, En Blaze, Informatics, Funtastic

After waking up, I decided not to prepare to go to work yet and do a lot of other important things that needed to be addressed.

Gas was going down on my car and I had it filled up with P160. Because that was all we got. I got P60, Marcia gave me P100. I chose to fill up at Petron Fairview near SSS Housing, because by experience, them seem to be filling up more than other stations.

Then I brought Marcia to work and went to the new house. I tested the LAN and it was not working well. I got the other receipts of what we owe to Ramos Hardware and brought the Aircon box which was a lot bigger than the hole in the wall! I decided to come back in the evening to test the LAN.

I then brought Dawn to Robinson’s for an ID picture that she might need at the UPCAT review, took a bath and brought Dawn to Our Lady of Lourdes School of Novaliches for the UPCAT Review.

I rushed home and took a quick lunch and headed for work. At work I started on with my XP2OP class where I basically teach MS Outlook and the basics of using the Internet. It was nearly no rest period, after modeling my blog template a bit, my XP4A1 class started. This is AutoCAD Module 1 and gave them an exercise while I work on with Funtastic again.

I was able to talk to En Blaze and passed the message that printing with the short notice was not possible, but I could come up with alternative ideas just for their presentation on Monday with some big company. They might have an NDA so I would not say the company.

After this class, I will then continue on with Funtastic.

4am and Still Awake

Funtastic getting better every minute, but each picture needs editing. Reminds me of P&J days and Simon Harrison. There websites were made in Internet Jurassic days and had many picture that were scanned, resized and edited, scanned, resized and edited, scanned, resized and edited. I requested some write ups for the site and once prepared, the site should be 100% done as well.

Funtastic Taking Shape, Overtime Pay, Server co-location Bills, En Blaze Impossibility

Funtastic Stuff is starting to take shape! I keep on uploading files of the updates here, and it is getting better every minute. I requested for some write ups already to finish the site in no time.

Lheng, the company accountant for Informatics Commonwealth kept on asking me on some clarifications on my overtime schedules and I do hope I get home tonight bringing my overtime pay. I need it badly. I will be needing to pay my co-located US Server next month and I’ve been using Marcia’s credit card that is passed it’s credit limit already. My credit cards are also passed it’s credit limit so I need the overtime pay to deposit it into my debit card so that my server is not disturbed for the next month.

En Blaze also wants to avail my print services and needs a rush job that should be done by the 17th. That’s on this coming Monday and it’s nearly coming to impossible. Such a short time to finish so many. But If I could squeeze in more time still, I will try it since money is still money and even for a small amount, it still helps.