Thursday, November 22, 2007

From Suspension and Back

It's been a spell since I bothered to update Drake's Ragbag; Seems to me it's been eons already. OK... I'm just exaggerating. Frankly, I've been sporadically present in the blogosphere in the past weeks. No blog hopping and no blog updates. To tell you the truth, I do not miss it much...

Apparently, I do not qualify myself as someone would call a "certified blogger" or a blogophile. For one, writing does not come close to my "i like to do" list. Err.... Is this a paradoxical statement? So would it mean that I'm doing something I do not like right now? Well, not really.

To continue... I only get the itch to write, or in this case, to blog, in occasions when I feel cathartic enough to expel some internal tension, or when I'd want to tell some personal anecdotes. In some superficial cases, I blog to share some stuff that seem to interest or catch my attention, whether intellectual, trivial or ridiculous. The bottom line is, I blog whenever I feel like blogging. When blogging becomes a hobby of mine, that I'd have to wait and see. So please, bear with me... (^_^)

OK... so what's been with me lately?

Actually, nothing much. I've been partially occupied with intermittent office work from some same old project that I do not really like dealing with. I just despise how the project schedule goes and how many requirement change cycles have passed despite prior sign-off of the design document. Sometimes, it beats the hell out of me when the customer I have to deal with is my own employer, 'cause it could easily change the project schedule. OK... enough said about office task.

What's been keeping me up right now is capoeira. Oh yeah, it's getting addictive alright. It's been more than a month since I joined the class and I must say, every capoeira class gives me that feeling of vigor (despite the grueling exercises) to pursue on my daily tasks. This is quite silly to say, but my capoeira class motivates me to do my office work better, especially now that I don't feel anything fulfilling from my office chores. I guess capoeira covers up to that missing factor in my workplace. Haha! Absurd!

In the coming days, I'll be very busy with a different project. If management goes final and the role presumably assigned to me is fixed, I'd be on the run to total mania. This project that I'm talking about is the "Israeli" project that died more than three months ago and now had come to life to whack me to the bones. I could foresee the prolonged office hours in the next months. My Christmas break is in danger. Err... OK... I'm getting paranoid. You might be wondering why do I react as such. Well, it's hard to explain. I'll just leave it at that. Hopefully, this project would be my last best effort for this company, and hopefully, I'll do very well.

Before I go back to my indefinite suspension, let me share you this video from I've seen HappySlip videos before to prevent me from falling to slumber, and from what I've watched so far, this HappySlip video is the best for me. Enjoy the questions game. (^_^)


Anonymous said...

you're a good writer. so i guess, writing doesn't have to be in your 'like to do' list because it comes out naturally.

anyway, you're tagged :)

chase said...

ei, good luck with work and with the capoire thingy.. hehehe
i guess you've gotten pretty good with it..
i would love to see you in action

Drake said...

@Flinch: Oh, thanks for the compliment, though I don't totally believe I'm good at writing. Just occasionally, I guess.
Tagged? That reminds me, I also owe Ardee one meme. I'll check. (^_^)

@Chase: Thanks Chase! I'm pretty much getting quite obsessive with capoeira and its discipline. It has been my release this past months. So far, it's bringing wellness and some tinge of fulfillment in my days (in contrast to my day job). Getting good with it? Well, I guess I progress at my own pace. And I would have to say I'm learning faster than what I expect from myself.
Thanks for always leaving a message Chase whenever you visit Drake's Ragbag. I sincerely appreciate it. (^_^)

James said...

Ei Drake.. Sorry for the delay of the cds.. Ive been through a month long ordeal with sickness.. Anyhow, I am all well now.. You will probably get it next week..

Think of it as a Christmas present. You be blessed this holiday season, bro.


Drake said...

James! I'm sorry to know you contracted Hepatitis A... after that suspected dengue infection.... It must have been a tough time for you dealing with what has happened. I just pray and hope that you are relieved from all of that.

Thanks James for the CDs. You are one kind man. Merry Christmas to you!

I'll let you know when I get the CDs. God bless you James. Be well. (^_^)