Year of the Rat 2008 is officially over. Welcome Year of the Ox 2009!
With the closing of 2008 comes the end of the road for this blog. Whether this is permanent or temporary, I cannot yet say. But I am taking a break.
See you around!
I just got home from the CE team Christmas party at Crown Regency. Movie and TV stars awards night. Or something like that. I forget. Everyone dressed as a movie or tv character. It was a lot of fun! I will post pics. Soon.
I want to quit.
I have been praying for a sign and this could be it.
Some would tell me to forge ahead; let the SOB make his move.
And I say “What for?”
I’m tired of this negative environment.
Sucks the joy out of work and pride in being a professional.
i have developed a new and nasty habit: while the world sleeps, i click away. or read my comics like there is no tomorrow. i succumbed to sleep only when the shoulders and lower back begin to ache, or when the eyes start to close on their own accord. such is the strange sleeping habit i have now. i don’t know when it started. weird as it may sound, i am, once again, looking forward to when i crash and this somewhat insomnia-like cycle draws to a close.
currently looking for a counter.
manual countdown right now…
15 days until closing time
G has been telling me all about the great finds, good food and perya-like amusement activities of Colon Night Market. Today, I finally had a chance to go. I had loads of fun! Everything you can think of (and even those you haven’t thought of) are for sale at bargain prices. That plus all the food that would remind you of your childhood: fish balls, squid balls, kwek kwek (quail eggs in batter), sweet corn, those cool colorful drinks with sago in big white plastic jugs, and all the fresh fruits in season like oranges, guavas and mangoes. The best part, though, is me not buying any thing! I oohed and ahhed over a lot of bags and shoes but did not make a single purchase. Too bad we didn’t bring our cameras. Well, there’s always next time.
Some tips for a much more fun experience at the Colon Night Market:
- If you have a tendency to be claustrophobic (like me) be sure to keep moving. Do not stay too long in one place, especially in the designated pathways. If you want to take a closer look at the merchandise, go inside the stall.
- Do not immediately buy the first item you like. There might be similar or like items a few stalls away that are cheaper.
- Haggle like crazy! That is half the fun experience at such markets.
- Make sure your bills are in PhP100 denominations or lesser. Makes it easier when paying and makes haggling more effective (for obvious reasons).
- Wear your most comfy shoes and getup. Cargo jeans or cargo shorts are preferable. All those pockets means security for all your valuables like mobile phones, wallets and currencies.
- Bring your own big shopping bag. It is better to put all your purchases without the standard plastic bags the items come wrapped in. Be kind to Earth. Remember what Masi Oka said: It’s time to Green Your Routine.
- Bring your own bottled water.
- Leave the arte side of yourself at home. By this I mean bear in mind that this is Colon; not uptown or Ayala Business Center. There will be sights and smells that are uniquely downtown and if that spoils it for you, better not go.
G further said that the place bustles with a different kind of energy in the early evenings than it does an hour or two toward closing time. I just might try that next time. I will hopefully have taken the cam and have some photos to share in another post.