Wednesday, September 30, 2009

thank you!

for those people who gave me blings for my birthday last 23rd... and ofcourse, production division specially the backstage boys for the party last 20th... thank you everyone!

Monday, September 28, 2009

new videos

mica villarosa - love story (cover)



casie villarosa - if you're gone (cover)

my new office (again!)



I had to move into a new office again, because I've had too much water damage in the upstairs office/studio because of the damage brought about by recent storms and bad weather. Besides, I am contemplating on a lot of thing at the moment and knowing how impulsive I could be, I might as well occupy my "dream spot" while I still can despite the Chairman's initial objection.

As usual, the engineering services division led by Francis Aliento took time out to move me in, the art department did a good job on the restoration of the office the production people (PA, lighting and batten departments) carried all my stuff from the 4th floor down to the 2nd floor office, and as usual, the great fabricators led by Ronald Gallardo fabricated a lot of things for the studio including the new guitar display rack for the center showcase of the office. And of course,Santi Soriano for re-patching my hardware in the studio.

Thank you guys...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

You’re (not) a God

That’s the title of one of my favorite songs from the band Vertical Horizon. A catchy tune that caught my fancy, but this post is not about the song but rather it should be aptly titled “You are not a God”… and “Elvis has left the building”.

I went to Cebu last September 10 to be part of the 6th anniversary celebration of the branch after not having visited them for a long time. In theory, I am supposed to be there for a visit every month but I have decided against it after having a dialogue with my counterpart. His insecurities led him to say that my presence would not be needed in the branch and to make things simple for him, as well as not to further damage his ailing ego, I gave in. I did not go there for several months nor did I care about their concerns. That is to give my counterpart ample time to win over the support and the loyalty of his people… or so I thought.

During the celebration of the main office of our 8th anniversary, my counterpart tried his best to talk shop with me where I tried my best to avoid the conversation simply because that wasn’t the proper time or occasion for such a conversation.

I remembered when we were both in Manila way back and we’d spent a lot of time talking shop with mostly myself griping and him interpreting the Chairman… looking back, it was a waste of precious time and gasoline, specially since we talked in the car for hours on end. Not because I do not care for him, but rather that the conversation tended to go round and round without resolution with mostly his opinion and mine coming from opposite directions.

Soon after, he was assigned somewhere else with the usual case of me not knowing the exact reason of his departure. This year, the Chairman asked me if it was okay to have him back and I said of course it was… he is still my friend, and to be honest, he seems reformed… or so I thought.

A couple of weeks back, an employee calls to inform me that he was terminated because he posted a fight scene at the back stage in youtube. The penalty later was retracted and he was instead demoted to the lowest category possible. It was a sanction way too much given the offense but the Chairman told me to allow him to rectify the situation but my counterpart refused to heed to further explanations.

I haven’t called him yet because it would be futile knowing his personality. And perhaps I also want him to see his (might be) mortal mistake on his own. I do hope that he finds his sensibilities soon enough… for his sake… or before he realizes it the harder way.


"the measure of power is not when one can do things simply because he can, but
rather when one does things because he has to..."

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

from Mica...



today is my 42nd birthday, but lately I've been feeling like I'm 70 or something. I opened my mail and I have mail from my daughter Mica, or Casie as she would prefer to be called. Thank you, baby! You made Daddy's day!

I’m Happy You’re My Dad

I feel safe when you are with me
You show me fun things to do

You make my life much better

The best father I know is you.

I’m happy you’re my Dad
And so I want to say
I love you, Dad,
and wish you
...

A Very Happy Birthday.!!


Butterfly Fly Away lyrics

You tucked me in, turned out the light
Kept me safe and sound at night
Little girls depend on things like that

Brushed my teeth and combed my hair
Had to drive me everywhere
You were always there when I looked back

You had to do it all alone
Make a living, make a home
Must have been as hard as it could be

And when I couldn't sleep at night
Scared things wouldn't turn out right
You would hold my hand and sing to me

Caterpillar in the tree
How you wonder who you'll be
Can't go far but you can always dream

Wish you may and wish you might
Don't you worry, hold on tight
I promise you there will come a day
Butterfly fly away

Butterfly fly away, butterfly fly away
Flap your wings now you can't stay
Take those dreams and make them all come true

Butterfly fly away, butterfly fly away
We've been waiting for this day
All along and knowing just what to do
Butterfly, butterfly, butterfly, butterfly fly away

Butterfly fly away
Butterfly fly away

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

ho-hum

I’ve not blogged for over a month for several reasons. One, I decided to move out of my 4th floor office and move into my “dream” office at the western side of the building where the sun sets most majestically. That was despite the Chairman’s semi-adamant “no” when I asked him.

I’ve always liked that part of the building with the view and the wall to wall glass windows and I swore that it will be my “future” office. I guess that I cannot wait anymore given the present circumstance of not knowing what the future holds for this company.

Second is the feeling that I should keep away from blogging for the meantime due to the emotional roller coaster ride I’ve been experiencing. The imminent stress due to the usual and therefore “nothing new that I’ve not written about” stuff that goes around my life, made me shy away from blogging.

It seems that I’ve gotten tired of writing about the same stuff over and over gain… and tired of the fact that there is nothing I can do about it anyway except wait. It’s the strategy that I’ve taken to liking since I gave up on a lot of things.

So what were the significant things that happened over the last month? I’d like to think that I’ve gotten better with golf, he he he... or so I think. We celebrated the 8th anniversary of the main office in Manila and the 6th anniversary of the Cebu office. I’ve had a verbal altercation with an American named Gary Ash (hole) in a Cebu Golf Club. I triple dose these days on my diabetic medication because of, as I suppose, too much stress. My Cebu counterpart is acting like a dictator on a rampage imposing semi-martial law in his kingdom. Hope for the redemption of the business is still out of sight with all these global economic hoola-ballooohhs, and virus things.

Otherwise it was an uneventful month.