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There exist those days when everything just doesn’t seem to go the way I want it to be. I am not a supertitious person but the way things happened and are happening during that particular day, I might as well accept the fact that there are things in this world that can only be blamed to superstition. I always had an inkling premonition whenever one of such days will bother me – a lingering feeling inside of me that tells me that that day will be a really bad one and that the best course of action is for me to do nothing at all and just wade it out until the day ends. So far I have survived such days by doing that and I hope to do so in the future.

Today (technically yesterday) was a very good day mainly because I got to speak again to that special “someone” again. Now that I think of it, I have been in contact for almost everyday this week which is to say something that’s to my delight no matter how brief the conversation was.

My Meepo, managed to win all of my games in DotA. The last game I had before going to work was really challenging though. Against Lion, Nevermore and Rikimaru, my Meepo is virtually outclassed in the early to mid-game phase. I should’ve gotten my Mekanism by level 7 or 8 but because of the constant pressure during the early game, I only barely manage to make it before I had 2 clones. The only mistake that my enemy made was that they did not mantain the pressure and I managed to farm enough strength items to allow my clones to survive long for me to micro them out of safety. Our opponent rage quit later on much to my satisfaction.

Coincidences are such interesting things mainly because such encounters shows up in such an abrupt manner that it catches one completely off guard. Maybe my fascination for such incidents has a deeper root inside of me which could be a reason why I named my first blog ‘inane synchronicity’ to account for all the “interesting” coincidence that I seem to be experiencing back in the good old days of being a bumming college student. “Interesting” here is defined as experiences ranging from the comically stupid, the strangely amazing up to the downright serious.

I’ve had such experience last night just before I went to work. Of all the places and time to meet an old acquaintance, I met an old friend in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere while waiting for eternity for a jeepney ride to work. He was a close friend back in elementary school and, even though he only remembered me by face (though I have a different hairstyle now), I still remember his name much to my surprise. Got to thank my memory for that. Anyway, it was a nostalgic drive down my memory lane as I once again bathe myself with memories from the past, back to the time when I was a noisy little elementary kid who cared less about life and cared more about play and books. It’s been almost a decade since we last met and I now have more reason to believe that one’s personality is difficult to change because the way we interacted was like we just parted yesterday. I guess one of the realities of life is that growth is an irreversible process and sometime, somewhere you’ll inveitably bump into this thing called adolescence – the life of being a full grown adult where life is more than just eating and sleeping and eating some more. He was going to visit his son and for some complicated reason, the only way to do that is during the wee hours of the morning.

We parted ways in Junction since his son’s house is a little bit further down the jeepney’s route. That encounter made me realize how different my life was when I was a kid compared to how my life is going nowadays. Back then, the world was such a carefree place – all we need to worry about is going by our studying. Now, it’s full of hassle with problems popping up from all directions. December is just around the corner but I have yet to feel the jolly Yuletide feeling – all i can feel is the frigid coldness of the office air conditioning unit that is blowing superchilled air directly onto my station.

I guess I’m just frustrated

05-05-09

Flickr? Digg? Twitter? I don’t have any.

I’m writing this entry from Windows Live Writer which to some of you might be all too familiar but for me is something really new. I got hold of this program after I read about it from one of the blogs that I frequent which I can’t seem to remember right now. Well anyway, I’m still in the process of exploring all the features of this program but so far it looks like a really handy program to use to write since the interface looks clean and really simple.

Hopefully this will help me get back my motivation to write my blog again. I have a lot of things I want to write especially with all the things happening around me but I can’t seem to get the motivation.

Warning: This post contains words and phrases that might be alien to people who doesn’t play the Warcraft custom map, Defense of the Ancients (DotA). Please read at your discretion. 

One of the greatest thing about DotA is that since it has become a competitive game, every little bit of details matter: The creep block at the start of the game; the creep denies to gain experience advantage; the last hits to gain economic advantage, the right timing in getting the rune to increase battle efficacy; juking the opponents into an ambush etc. There are just too many of them to list but all of these things matters in order to achieve victory. But when things get out of hands, this is where things get funny. 

Last night we had another fun game of DotA. Actually, funny is the appropriate word to use since the game last night probably featured the most number of memorable moves contained in just one game of DotA. 

Personally knowing the people that you are playing with is one of the things that is difficult to achieve with online games. If you know personally those people, you’ll know their strengths and weaknesses and you can either take advantage of it or put you at a disadvantage if you are not careful.

I have a friend who can be called a seasonal expert. He plays well but when it’s not his day, he does pretty entertaining things…and last night turns out to be one of those days.

Seeing as we had sufficient players, we decided to proceed with a full house LAN game.  We dropped the usual -apsp mode and just go on manually balancing the teams because it would be difficult to achieve balance due to how varied the skills of the people playing are. After the teams were finalized, I was assigned to the Scourge team. My teammates chose Naga Siren, Silencer, Witch Doctor, and Drow Ranger while I decided on Bradwarden, The Centaur Warchief, because of our team’s lack of a tank. The Sentinels chose Priestess of the Moon, Treant Protector, Lightning Revenant, Dwarven Sniper and, to much of his teams dismay, yuu chose Akasha, the Queen of Pain. The reason for his teams dismay is that he has never won a game using QoP and in all the games that he has used QoP, to put it simply, it was epic fail. 

The game opening was standard. I opted for the Dagger build to initiate the clash as well as for chasing purpose since the enemy has two blinkers. It was during mid-game when it got entertaining. 

The first major blooper was when top lane was being pushed by Mirana with me as the lone defender. The first tower was down and I was defending the second tower. I am aware that I will be ganked anytime soon but I stood my ground; I have confidence on my Dagger of Escape. As I was about to retreat to the safety of my tower after the Scourge creep wave has been quickly taken care of thanks to Mirana’s Starfall, I saw movement from near the bottom part of our second tower. It was Akasha running right straight to me as if the second tower doesn’t exist! I thought that it was an illusion but to my and everyone’s surprise, Akasha blinked, blinked right beside my hero and Shadow Striked my hero, a Centaur Warchief! I quickly press the “t” key to cast Stomp. It was a long 2.75 seconds. Mixed reactions resounded from the shop during that time period as my hero, with the help of the second Scourge tower, hacked the stupefied Akasha.

Alas, this is actually a long due post and because of the length of time, I forgot what happened next. 

Original draft date: December 3, 2008.

I was flat back on my bed on this quiet Sunday when my view accidentally wandered off to the right of my bed towards the open window of my room. Looking outside, a scenery draws me to that opening. It was a picture. A picture of a clear blue canopy stretching infinitely above me broken by feathery wisps that is moving slowly across the azure drapery.

I closed my eyes for a moment.

“So this kind of view…this feeling of relaxation still exist eh?” I silently told myself.

I sighed.

I began to wonder what if I can just lay down here all day of my life and just look at the clear blue sky. What if time can just stop at that moment for all eternity. What if I can just live a life like that, a simple life free of the complication, complications brought about by this thing called “reality.”

Our pet poodle barked, breaking the silence of the tranquil afternoon bringing me back to reality.

It’s November already, time really flies fast, but even if I get blown away by the passage of time, I will probably not forget about the past month of October. A lot of things happened during the past month and by “a LOT”, I really mean a lot. It’s significance stretches out to further my development as human being.

I am now thinking of moving out of our house. I’m a very patient person but I am reaching my limits. There are indeed things that can only be solved by you not involving yourselves at solving the problem because you’ll just realize that what you are doing is just a nuisance. I have yet to fully disclose my situation to my friends with exception of one person. That’s how I am, I like to keep my problems to myself to avoid unnecessary worrying by others.

New life at my new job. I manage to land a job as a Customer Service Representative for a call center a few kilometers away from my previous work. Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise because I am part of wave 2 of the agents for the account that I am in right now which means more opportunities for promotions. I’ll just have to see. With regards to my new officemates, I’m not quite sure. They seem to be fun people to be with but they exhibit the sex-crazed idiot syndrome. *face palms* “Geez.”

There’s also that incident a few post down but I try not to think about it. I don’t want to cause any trouble to anyone especially to her. I’ll just patiently wait, like what I always do, and see how things will turn out.

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