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Friday, April 28, 2006

Never dreamed I'd say "Here at the office..."

It's 12 am and I'm still in the office. As I type, I barely finished my Girl Power MTV and I'm waiting for my co-copywriter Joboy to finish capturing images for my Naruto episodic plug.

I've only come to my house to sleep. I've only spent 24 hours (accumulated) in the house. Ever since I got this job I've had no life.

I never dreamed it would be this hectic. I didn't sign up for anything strenuous like this.

But I've never had more fun than this. :)

Monday, April 24, 2006

First day, first job, first BOOYAH!

Why didn't anybody tell me having a job was this FUN?

As we speak, I'm basking in the afterglow of of my first day at work. At real work...you know, the kind that pays you when you do something? I just love the sense of professionalism, the sense of urgency, the feeling of being given trust and responsibility for something you LOVE to do...it will just get better as the months roll by!

For those not on the down-low, I am now the copywriter/producer for a major cable channel (I won't tell you who. It's so easy to guess). Ok, so I won't make you guess. Basically they pay me to watch anime the whole day. What's any cooler than that?

Before I go, I'd like to give a shout out to my co-copywriters...I hope to have harmonious relationships with you as time goes by. And also to my new boss, Kuya (sir) Art...I promise to give you only my best because our channel deserves nothing BUT the best. I'll make you proud of me!

Gawd, I CAN'T WAIT for tomorrow!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Why do I even bother? (Chapter 4,523)

Tell me, everyone...somebody knock some sense into me.

Why do I even bother? No matter what anyone says, the outrageously, unanimously obvious fact is there's nothing there anymore. No matter how hard I try to squeeze it, nothing will come out.

Granted, there might be a sliver left at the bottom, which I have to rake off with a spoon. But it doesn't satisfy me anymore. All the good parts have been taken by(or to make it worse, willingly given to) the others, with absolutely no concern over who got there first.

That's it. There's just too big a chasm to cross. There's no way to jump over it. Only recourse is for both of us to build a bridge towards each other so we can meet half way.

But the thing is, we can't.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

G for Graduate

6 hours ago, I walked the stage that was set before me all those moons ago. In between the coffee breaks during my all-nighters doing projects for ADPRAC and Ad Design, I would imagine that stage, and the weird shit I was supposed to pull as I walked towards the priest with an outstretched hand, giving me a wink. A wink that told me "Congratulations, son. Graduate ka na."

******

Forgive me for sounding a bit emotional. I am far from teary eyed at this point. Because I'm pretty much tired. Its 2am and I'm checking Friendster to see if anybody had the guts to check my account. No, I just needed to invoke within you that exciting feeling I got during the revered lakad. After all, that's the talent all good storytellers had.

Anyway...the venue itself was quite cramped. And there was a major faux pax when the ushers realized that there weren't enough seats for the students. After the imposition of hoods, there were like dozens of people standing, looking for the seat they were supposed to have, only to see someone else's cushy derriere parked there.

But I digress. It was a sufficient effort to ease us out of the damned university of ours. I wish it was as dramatic and emotional as, say, Jonas' or Luis' grads.

But then again, it's typical me to look at the faults of things instead of the good parts (if only for the reason the faults are more exciting). I particularly liked the part when Fr. Nantes put on my cap and told me, in roughly the same words, "Tagal mo na dito, Mr. Salire, ah. Sa wakas!". And when I came down to shake hands with my professors, everyone was telling me the same thing: "At last, Mr. Salire. Congratulations."

Needless to say, I have officially graduated. And it feels, for lack of a better term, f***in' good.

******

4 years of fun plus 2 years of blood, sweat and tears have culminated into this one night. But I dare not say that this is a hurdle I have conquered on the road of life. A hurdle is a hindrance, a barrier, an obstacle that stands in the way. Something that impedes progress. I'd rather think that my studies and my graduation is but one step on the flight of stairs towards my destiny. And I'd like to keep it that way.

Congrats, I say, to my friends Josh and Aya (and a shout out to my seatmate Arwan..XD) for graduating. Sana makahanap tayo ng trabaho kagad, noh? XD And to the people we left behind, namely Sean and JL...konting tiis na lang yan, mga dude. And after that, the taste of victory will soon be yours.

Good morning, everyone. And good morning to me too, on the first day of the rest of my life.
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