Thursday, July 15, 2004

... bookworm (~~~)

System Time: 10:47 AM
i changed my mind. i'm now getting the Voyager phone (aka Smart Amazing Phone 2).. it's free on plan 800 and the contract's just for 24 months (unlike O2 XDA II that's free for plan 1200 for 36 months).. i've thought about it and decided that 1200 bucks a month is too much for my meager salary.. looked up the reviews of the Voyager phone.. it's pretty good.. 65 TFT screen,Bluetooth, integrated camera (no more ugly attachment) and is powered by Windows Mobile 2003.. (so it has MS Word, media player, etc).. all i want is to be able to read e-books even when i'm not in front of a pc so i guess that phone will do.. the only bad thing i've read is the battery life's low but if i always synch it to my outlook, it already charges in it's cradle so that's not really an issue for me..but what really bothers me is that it doesn't have porma points.. (read: looks awful. bulky and rectangular. arrgh) *sighs* guess style is something i can't afford lol!

System Time: 12:36 PM
IT people are all out for lunch.. good news for me 'cause i can surf the net without looking behind my back every so often..

System Time: 12:52 PM
i've always been a bookworm since i was a kid.. i think i went to every single bookworm phase.. Sweet Valley High, Sweet Dreams (if someone hands me a Sweet Dreams book, i would still read it. lol!), SVU (sweet valley university.. i'm a fan of the Wakefield twins, bat buh!).. my first porn experience is by reading Mills & Boons hidden in my mother's closet.. At highschool, my authors evolved from Francine Pascal to Judith McNaught, Sidney Shelton, Lisa Kleypas, and other romantic novel authors (you can stop gagging now).. Now i'm more of a chick-lit fan.. Sophie Kinsella (shopaholic), Megan McCafferty (sloppy firsts, Second Helpings), Candace Bushnell (Sex in the city, Trading Up) and any other book with a cool cover (hehe).. it's not a giant leap from Sweet Valley books but adding Paulo Coelho, J.K. Rowling, J.R.R Tolkien, Dan Brown and Nicholas Sparks to my favorite authors list do.. (though I'm not a fan of Dan Brown any more after reading The Da Vinci Hoax...damn him for shaking my faith! lol! *sign of the cross* ) I've read every single Paulo Coelho book (and this includes Eleven Minutes and The Devil and Miss Prymm.. these books aren't still available here in Manila but I've read them courtesy of my Asian flying sister) I probably inherited my love of books from my sisters, who are constantly being scolded by my mother to not read while lying in bed (we still don't listen).. I like to imagine things.. and i always seem to relate and feel for the protaganist in every novel i've read..(plus i'm such a cry-baby.. i cry on sad chapters hehe) There's always a book beside my pillow and i feel inadequate when i'm not reading anything.. currently i'm reading Pink Slip by Rita Ciresi.. it was hard to read at first (the author kept on screwing the time line, i didn't know if i was reading the past or the present) but after a few chapters, it has become an interesting read..(i laughed out loud in some chapters.. but then again, i'm easy to please hehe) I also have this small book in my bag.. (for spiritual enlightment lol) it's by Saint JoseMaria Escriva.. founder of Opus Dei (yeah, the same organization Dan Brown unshamely ruined in Da Vinci Code) it's THE WAY.. it's like the many ways on how we could live a purposeful and God-filled life..i like some of the things like:

1. Maturity. Stop making faces and acting up like a child! Your bearing ought to reflect the peace and order in your soul.

2. Don't say, "That's the way I am -- it's my character." It's your lack of character. Esto Vir! -- Be a man!

3. Serenity. Why lose your temper if by losing it you offend God, you trouble your neighbor, you give yourself a bad time... and in the end you have to set things aright anyway?

4. Get rid of those useless thoughts which are at best a waste of time.

5. Don't put off your work until tomorrow. (uh-oh.. lol)

6. Excuses. You'll never lack them if you want to avoid your duties. What a lot of rationalizing! Don't stop to think about excuses. Get rid of them and do what you should.

...the list's up to 999 but these are just my favorites (plus i can't find my other faves.. i should have highlighted them hehe)

..IT people are here now, so back to work.. brb

System Time: 2:23 PM
it's raining again.. (with matching lightning and thunder)..quite scary, considering we're on the 34th floor.. i'm mentioning the weather 'cause i've run out of things to say and i still don't want to do any *restrains myself from looking at the System Tray time for the nth time.. looks anyway* gaaah it's only 2:30 PM! Ma'am Marivic's in Cebu 'til tomorrow so that's great news for us contractors.. it means we could go home early.. Hurrah!

System Time: 2:39 PM
looks like i could leave early but not necessarily go home early.. ate ging's going to the gym so i'll have to wait for her (i don't want to commute)

System Time: 2:49 PM
i'm b-o-r-e-d.

System Time: 4:08
i am still bored. checked my yahoo mail and Clive (the Australian i'm making the web site for.. his partner is Greg, the Brit) already answered that the delay's okay, and i'll show them something on Sunday. (*crosses fingers*)

System Time: 4:44 PM
am still looking at the time and yes, it still is moving in a snail-like pace.. i've been working in front of a computer for 3 years now and it's become a habit to stare at my System Tray time and wait for it to move.. there are times when i'm on a deadline and the workload is soo heavy, i glance at it and panic when i see that my 8 hours have passed (which means i have to go OT which i absolutely loathe to do) i sometimes envy people who use their physical skills in their jobs.. their tiredness after a day's work seem more justified than mine, with me just sitting in front of a computer the whole day.. it seems easier to relax after a physically tiring day.. after i go home, my mind would keep on moving to my program errors.. i would even dream of them.. and after i wake up, i think about it even while showering.. i would sometimes forget if i shampooed my hair so i might've gone to work with dirty (but wet) hair... that's another reason why i love to read.. while reading, i am focused on the story and forget about work..

System Time: 4:56 PM
i watched The Perfect Score yesterday (i didn't go to work) and one of the characters there, was programming something. anyway, this japanese guy was able to help the girl with her visual basic code and the girl said..
"wow, what did you do?" (or something to that effect)
and the j guy said..
"i don't know. something about dynamic variables"

okeyy. first of all, variables are ALL dynamic. if they weren't, they wouldn't be a variable, it would be a constant. wala lang. sometimes movies on so-called computer experts are overrated. just throw in words like "dynamic" or "variables" and you'd already be called a techie...

System Time: 5:03 PM
i still have an hour to go but i've pretty much talked about every non-sensible thing today so i'm gonna stop. you could always tell how bored i am by the length of my blog. bye all! check out, my current faveeeee writer.

p.s. miss you ate cha! sorry if i copied your title. hehe.

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