“a life to gain”…..

Posted: May 21, 2008 in life, poetry, random
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“Life is full of agony, enervating each one’s little soul”
Sometimes I feel like I am so perturbed by something but I do not know what it is and yet sometimes I feel so much in zest. These emotions causes me to be nonplussed at times and  riled. Emotions that I can’t seem to decipher where it came from.

A blend of gloom, warmth, despair, hope, fear, courage, burden, relief, boredom and excitement that all along trapped inside me. That’s life I guess. Each emotion represents my own highs and lows from both life’s cruelties and kindness. Weakened by what seems to be my experiences from days of yore yet strengthened by what I gained from it.

 Life never ran out of painstaking presents”
Life indeed, is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. It is this fear that haunts me. Fear of not knowing what lies ahead. Fear that this life will be routinary right up through the end. Of course, there will always be the fear of the unkown. Fear that I might not be able to bear it’s gamut of painful presents. Yes, it is like a chocolate, so sweet yet bitter.

“-we think and dare.. wondering which one comes first, then next..”
Life is full of riddles and risks. I think, I decide, I fail, I succeed. Making decisions, taking one option and risking the other is truly the hardest part in this life’s journey. Anticipating and at the same time scared to know the consequences of my decisions.  It seems that I find these risks and failures a bane to my very existence in this one big journey called LIFE.

” – in our loss, we have everything to gain..”
In this journey, I might be harmed and the others unscathed. I might be the victor and the others a failure. I pray that I can surpass the tides of life with such great valor. In every journey comes terrible losses,  and in every loss is a gain.

– derickpt –

 

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My Political Persuasion

Posted: January 24, 2008 in politics, random

 ***You Are a Liberal for Life***

– You’ve got a bleeding heart – and you’re proud of it.
– For you, liberal means being compassionate, pro-government, and anti-business.
– You believe in equality for every person, and you consider yourself universally empathetic.
– Helping others is not just political for you … it’s very personal too.

What’s Your Political Persuasion?
http://www.blogthings.com/whatsyourpoliticalpersuasionquiz/

 – derickpt –

the grueling wait…

Posted: January 18, 2008 in C4
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I have been on hiatus for quite sometime, I don’t know what to write, how to start, where to begin. My mind has a plethora of ideas to write on but I just cant figure out which will I write first. Well, I decided to make a follow up on my first post… and without further ado……..

3rd Friday of the year:

Three painfully soul-destroying weeks, waiting for the final countdown. The crux of the matter is, we still are waiting for a decision be delivered to us whether we stay or not, whether we SHOULD stay or not. It is definitely grueling to think when will that time be. No round-the-table discussions with one of this team’s heads, not even meetings (for formalities sake!), information were relied through word of mouth. How can that be? However, tidbits of details were given during private conversations and coaching but to the C4 , as a group, none.

Vague as it may look, a charade as this may seem – we aren’t Charlie Chaplin. We need words, confirmation, or even address us a simple email about this concern will do – but none were made. We are like candles waiting for the last paraffin wax to melt and will soon loose its light. Well, probably that’s just the way they are here. I can’t do anything about it anymore.

A lot of us is thinking about migration – well basically, that is where we are heading. Options – or are there options? Lemme correct this – BETTER OPTIONS. A new American company is actually scheduled to open it’s operations anytime on this year’s first quarter. Well for me, I will just have to cross the bridge when I get there. I can’t simply think of what will I do. I am still relying on what will happen on the final countdown. Whatever the results will be, let’s see.

GOODBYES

On the other note, half of me wants to go back home, half of me wants to stay. I really hate adieus, especially when you know it would take a lifetime for you to see your associates again. Parting times, closing times – it sucks! Just last month, a dear friend went back to Manila for good and as much as I want to stop it, I can’t. It’s a marital decision which I can’t put my fingers on.

“Friends they come and friends they go” – this is true. They just simply come and go. I have been to three different work places, this being my third and on each professional ecosystem I belong, I easily find my niche. Easy adjustments, comfortability, and cohesive relationships amongst colleagues that’s just basically what connects me to them.

With the final countdown in mind, we just have to braise ourselves to what will be the final say of this team’s heads. Albeit C4 is reeking with different emotions and worries in regards to the hanging status we are at, we just have to enjoy each other’s companies and make the most of what we have right now.

Bonne Chance to all of us!!

-derickpt-

atonement_poster.jpgHollywood started the year with a bang of controversy as the New Year settled in which momentarily erased Hilton, Spears and Logan in the controversial map. A few weeks back, Hollywood actors vowed to boycott the 65th Golden Globes ceremony which was held last January 13, 2008 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton.

The said boycott is a show of support for the striking Hollywood writers”, according to the Actors Union. The two-month strike has forced the suspension of numerous television series as well as the postponement of work on several Hollywood films.  

“After considerable outreach to Golden Globe actor nominees and their representatives over the past several weeks, there appears to be unanimous agreement that these actors will not cross WGA picket lines to appear on the Golden Globe Awards as acceptors or presenters,” Rosenberg said.

Note: Pictured on the left is the Golden Globe 2008 Best Picture-” Atonement”

Golden Winners:

 Best Motion Picture – Atonement
American Gangster
Eastern Promises
The Great Debaters
Michael Clayton
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood

 

Best Motion Picture (Musical Or Comedy) – Sweeney Todd
Across The Universe
Charlie Wilson’s War
Hairspray
Juno

Best Foreign-Language Film – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
The Kite Runner
Lust, Caution
Persepolis

Best Director – Julian Schnabel – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Tim Burton – Sweeney Todd
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men
Ridley Scott – American Gangster
Joe Wright – Atonement

Best Animated Feature Film – Ratatouille
Bee Movie
The Simpsons Movie

Best Actor (Drama) – Daniel Day Lewis – There Will Be Blood
George Clooney – Michael Clayton
James McAvoy – Atonement
Viggo Mortenson – Eastern Promises
Denzel Washington – American Gangster

Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) – Johnny Depp – Sweeney Todd
Ryan Gosling – Lars and the Real Girl
Tom Hanks – Charlie Wilson’s War
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Savages
John C. Reilly – Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Best Supporting Actor – Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men
Casey Affleck – The Assassination of Jesse James
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Charlie Wilson’s War
John Travolta – Hairspray
Tom Wikinson – Michael Clayton

Best Actress (Drama) – Julie Christie – Away from Her
Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Jodie Foster – The Brave One
Angelina Jolie – A Mighty Heart
Keira Knightley – Atonement

Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) – Marion Cotillard – La vie en Rose
Amy Adams – Enchanted
Nikki Blonski – Hairspray
Helena Bonham Carter – Sweeney Todd
Ellen Page – Juno

Best Supporting Actress – Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There
Julia Roberts – Charlie Wilson’s War
Saoirse Ronan – Atonement
Amy Ryan – Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton – Michael Clayton

Best Screenplay – Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men
Diablo Cody – Juno
Christopher Hampton – Atonement
Ronald Harwood – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Aaron Sorkin – Charlie Wilson’s War

Best Original Score – Atonement
Into the Wild
Grace is Gone
Kite Runner
Eastern Promises

Best Original Song – Guaranteed” – Into the Wild
“Despidida” – Love in the Time of Cholera
“Grace is Gone” – Grace is Gone
“That’s How You Know” – Enchanted
“Walk Hard” – Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

 It seems these thespians still got the recognition they truly deserve albeit what happened the past weeks which brought this well-respected award giving body on a hot seat, not only GGA, but the entire industry. Let’s see who among these films and actors will bag all the awards on different award giving bodies this year.

To follow: OSCAR AWARDS ’08 on February 24,2008!

welcome to the blog world!

Posted: January 14, 2008 in 1

            I was indeed a little consumed for the past week in beautifying this blog. Hell, I am excited! For the past years, I cannot count how many blogsites and webhosts I signed up. It made me excited and zingy at first but the passion to go on with it fades as time passes by. I just really dont have the perseverance and the MUCH needed patience in HTML’s, XML’s, CSS’ and what have you (take note on the emphasis on MUCH. lol). I am truly a greenhorn when it comes to it.  But how can I be experienced if I wont orient myself and get myself used to these stuffs?

           I have been writing since highschool. Some of my poems got published, some were just stuck somewhere partying with dirt and dusts. It has truly been my passion to write besides reading, but it has been put into a very long hiatus and I can’t remember when was the last time I played with the ballpoint and that I don’t why. Just recently, I caught myself  glued into reading blogs, entertaining myself, a little laugh here, a giggle there. I was indeed mused with how these blogs were made into life and how it made me put much admiration and respect not to the blog but to its authors. I have a few blogs that I frequent and my so-called “online entertainment” wouldn’t be complete without dropping by to these blogs: athertonbartelby.wordpress.com, thecheyne.wordpress.com,  misst2000ph.blogspot.com and of course my favourite, rickey.org , which I am a follower for three years now providing me AI updates! 🙂

         And with this newly found hobby, I have to be very keen to the things that I write. After all, these words will be the life and blood of my blog, it is what makes every blog a succes. Of course, who doesn’t want their blogs not a success? I really want this to be noticed the way my favourite blogs got noticed too. My mind is a rollercoaster of ideas right now. I’m a little confused to which of these ideas be written first. Ideas that can’t wait to be put into life in this blog. Topics from A-Z. Hell, I am excited!!!

        I don’t want to think that the first input I made on this blog is a fiasco. It is indeed a good start but I should have thought of writing this entry first instead since this is more appropriate in my blog’s “official” opening.LOL Well, it’s a learning process, isn’t it? To err is human, as what the adage says. Mistakes indeed will help nurture me to be a good blogger.

So, welcome to my blog and plus de pouvoir to me!!

-derickpt- 

 

C4  

It has been two months…. Two months of mentally and physically enervating ourselves just to fulfill their “needed” workforce to surpass the holiday queues. It surely seem this account has a propensity to really make people evaporate that simple.

“We’ve been used!”, “paita sa?! ataya..!”– there’s a lot of laments, qualms, complaints that were left unaddressed.  Everybody’s glued to their work seats partly anticipating the final countdown. For me the events that took place on this building, on this very floor, was just nothing but a shit! – a crappy and mean way of using people. 

I simply consider it professionally violating.  Violating for we all scratched our asses out to get IN to this respective company. It is indeed not of our choice to be deployed in an account who is not serious in keeping people but rather more accustomed to EXPEL them!

I speak not for myself but for my mates, the C4 who, same as me, felt the same angst. Who, with so much chagrin was also confused and alarmed of how the account’s system in keeping people is like. Who, were already comfortable with their newly found friends. The relationship amongst the C4 members is indeed one thing that is irreplaceable!

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Such fun in every camaraderie we had is incomparable. The relationship that blossomed among us has been fortified and it will truly be sad to know that it will be stained by what will happen on the final countdown.

Friendships formed is something that we, the C4, will forever put into effort and sustain. Making friends is easy enough, but maintaining meaningful ones isn’t. Agree????

 — CHE2,JOVIC, SHEENA,SHEENY,JAREL,ABBY,REX,JEFF,JM and others who were unnamed, who first tasted the bitterness of what I call “professional violation”..Well these names are indeed synonymous to what we call friendships,you guys agree? 🙂

What we have to do is move on and led off. There is so much more than letting ourselves be incarcerated into our fiery sentiments against how we were violated professionally. Let it not spoil us but rather let it be a catalyst for us to be better on whatever career awaits us beyond…….. …. … … .. .

Forget WORKSHITS, treasure FRIENDSHIPS!!

-derick-