Archive for December, 2008

Something To Think About

My best friend is lying in a hospital bed, having contracted the dengue fever. He’s been receiving care at the hospital since Christmas Eve. Having contracted the fever once in the past, I can more or less feel his pain. It was the only time I ever received care for almost a week at the hospital.

I can tell you that it was a most unpleasant experience for me and I believe that it must be the same with him. To make it worse, he had to celebrate Christmas at the hospital with only some of his family standing by to cheer him up.

I haven’t been able to pay him a visit either, since I was out of town when he first got admitted in the hospital. I am deeply saddened by this, and the fact that I still hasn’t been able to go and pay him a visit. I really, really hope he’d understand. Read the rest of this entry »

Quality, Not Quantity

I had done it again, sleeping in front of my computer. I guess I really need that rest even more now. It’s been a while now since I had some quality sleep, and it makes me tire easily because I didn’t feel rested enough to be able to do my daily activities.

It is a strange thing about sleep though. I remember feeling more refreshed after a 4 hours sleep compared to sleeping for 8 hours sleep. Although I have to admit that it didn’t happen all the time. There are several occasion, but not that many.

I guess where you sleep also affected the quality of your sleep. I remember sleeping on the couch and feeling sore all over in the morning. I also remembered sleeping in a thin mattress and also sleeping on a sleeping bed. Nothing could really beats sleeping in a nice and soft bed. Read the rest of this entry »

Not Yet Halfway Through

Here I am, back at the front of my computer, writing another entry on my blog after two days away visiting my relatives. I can’t tell you how I miss my computer or rather, my online persona and life, even for only two days.

Of course with internet connectivity and reach these days, the relatives that I visited actually have a faster internet connection than what I have at home. I can still check my e-mails and even my Facebook account, but still it is not the same.

Many people nowadays use Gmail for their primary e-mail address, partly because they give you a huge virtual space for free, but in my opinion also because of the backup issues. If you downloaded your e-mail to your computer, you have to backup them manually. Read the rest of this entry »

A Close Call

Last Tuesday I was taking care of several things at the office, although I am already taking my holiday leave since Monday. I got no choice since those things are located in and around my office and I need them done before Christmas Eve.

I was almost done and preparing to go back to go home after finishing the last of those things, when suddenly my wife called. She said that our neighbor told her that some of my roof tiles are broken. It must have been those wild cats that likes to fight on our rooftop.

Since it is the raining season, I must check the damage and make sure that rain won’t be able to penetrate through. Well, when I arrived back home and checked the damages, it appeared that we are not that lucky. Read the rest of this entry »

Finding the Spirit

Christmas spirit that is. I still remember that I used to love Christmas very much. Not because of the presents, mind you. It was during that time of the year that I felt that peace really descended upon the earth. Sound like some childish dream, isn’t it?

The fact that the new year is coming also helped a bit, I guess. I like the idea of starting anew and leaving the past behind. How we are given a moment to reflect on our lives throughout the year. It is a feeling that I simply cannot find on any other holiday.

Although I am sad to admit that it has been quite some time since I last felt that feeling. Perhaps it is because life is demanding, or it could be that I couldn’t find the reason anymore. I even thought once that perhaps I am getting callous, living in a world like this. Read the rest of this entry »