Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Oh Boy...

You tell me if this person is kidding or not:
*note: I've changed the person's name to "xxxxxx"

markoboyd421: Hi xxxxxx
xxxxxx: hi
markoboyd421: My apologies for the delayed response to your request yesterday
markoboyd421: just emailed the customer about his *****
xxxxxx: why not yesterday?
xxxxxx: you told me you would do it
markoboyd421: I was answering emails in ****** and I overlooked it - I apologize for that
xxxxxx: look, I'll overlook this one, but that's it
xxxxxx: you told me you would do it and you did not
xxxxxx: our trust has been shaken
xxxxxx: our trust meaning you and me
markoboyd421: It won't happen again -
xxxxxx: thank you
Monday, April 26, 2004
It's fun to drive really, really fast when you're pissed off. This is especially true when this is done a bit past four in the morning - no cars or other pedestrians to obstruct your path.

I should create another (private) blog to vent out decidedly unprintable angry thoughts. Being that this one is public, I'll have more room to stretch my grumpy (to put it lightly) side in a new blog. All that'll be left on this one are happy, happy sentiments.

I was going to insert a picture of a person shouting (to underscore the tone of this entry), but google did not yield any good searches and I'm too lazy to look any further.

-cheers (NOT)
Saturday, April 17, 2004
Test your mettle

It's been a stressful week. Dan's sick, most likely viral in nature. Doc says it will run its course in about 3-5 days; it's day four today. Thankfully, his appetite hasn't slowed down any. We're giving him an oral rehydration solution that he's been drinking without any complaints. The important thing is that he replenishes the fluids he's lost during his sickness. Needless to say, it's a bum out for me. I can conclude that the amount of stress accumulated throughout the day is directly proportional to my ability to come up with sarcastic remarks.

Honestly, I'd rather stay home than be at work in case we need to take him back to the doctor. There's people home for the weekend, so I can put my mind at ease while I'm at the office. The pitfalls of working at a call center, I guess (rest days don't always fall under weekends).

Experts say that you shouldn't baby talk your kid in order to hasten his/her language skills. That's easier said than done when you're holding your sick child in your arms while he's looking at you with a my-existence-depends-on-you kind of expression. It's truly heart-breaking.

Omen of the Apocalypse

On another note, there's so much crap on TV lately that I can't just stand by not say anything anymore. I'm talking about the atrocious campaign ads airing lately. I consider myself to be apolitical, but this shit is repugnant. Here's my inspiration for today's cyber-bithcing:

- Jinggoy: Erap is shown wearing his trademark wristband with the presidential seal on it. Loser. He can't get over the fact that his drunk ass isn't seated in the palace anymore. Then, there's a scene which father is passing on his legacy to his son. I wonder what legacy that would be? A tradition of whoring, drinking and corruption?

Who do they think they are?? The champion of the masses?? Maybe their movies are geared towards that demographic which is the winning formula to ensure maximum profit. But they are not the model leaders of this country, not in this lifetime...or next thosuand ones either.

Did the people selectively ignore the long news segment that featured the wealthy lifestyle of the now defunct pig of a president? When will people see through the lies?

Bong Revilla: "Aksyon sa tunay na buhay"..."Take 1 lang sa paglilingkod sa bayan" (or something like that). With lines like these, where do certain people in showbusiness get the nerve to be offended when they're pigeonholed as unfit for politics? If they want to break the stigma that actors rely on their popularity to get elected, then they should stop airing garbage like this. Making cinematic references in your TV ad only enforces the stereotype that actors have no substance as far as public office is concerned.

FPJ: Am I the only one who doesn't get this? Quality jobs? Right minus wrong? What the hell is he talking about?? Is there an embedded subliminal message in this ad? If this is his attempt to promote his "platform", then the previously mentioned stereotype is all but wrong. This is a prime example of using your financial/social clout to get into public office, or be a candidate. He's right up there with Eddie Gil (thank God they disqualified that psycho. Why not FPJ too??) - they both have no sensible plans whatsoever.

This is the guy who can't give a remotely coherent plan of what he's gonna do once the fate of tens of millions of people are in his hands. And they want him in office?
Saturday, April 03, 2004
Just got the car fixed today. It was in the shop for about a couple of days. Thankfully, the repair didn't cost too much (i.e. over 5K), but it still burned a hole in my increasingly shrinking pocket. The bumper was trashed and the side was bit dented. I started up the engine at the shop...the fan belt squealed for a few seconds, but the owner said it was just wet...but from the looks of it, it needs a replacement sooner or later - I concur. Here's what it looked like prior to repair:

Honestly, I'm not much of a car person. As long as there's gas in the tank, oil in the engine, air in the tires and water in the radiator, I'm good to go. Although during these unbearable summer days, it's very nice to have good airconditioning - after all, I didn't plunk nearly 5K (a few months back) to have the compressor fixed for nothing. Well, it was either that, or get a new one - which is like 18-freakin-K - and astronomical for my (viturally non-existent) budget.

Oh, and since the exterior is scratched up a bit by what appears to be chicken claws (yes, chickens - the lot where I park is a relative's poultry breeding ground as well) it's due for auto-detailing too. Goodbye wallet...

Friday, April 02, 2004
All I can say for today is, what a lucky duck this girl is, oh yesss....(click here to see what I mean).