Free Talk No. 2: Apologizing for my absences :)

Hi guys!

I’m sorry for my recent absences, I think I owe you some explanation for my unbelievably long “no-post” days.

Before; I decided to create 6 posts a week, leaving only a day without blog post… but recently, it was total chaos.. no post, no everything.. Β Sorry about that. Here is the ff reasons:

1. I don’t have a proper internet connection. I thought my Samsung GTab will be my official partner in tethering internet to my laptop since unfortunately I ruined my broadband router, however, it doesn’t live up to my expectations 😦

2. last last week is my midterms week so I decided to study— don’t forget I’m still a student πŸ™‚

3. while last week is a busy week for me, I got a lot of assignments and reports 😦

I have series of posts that are long overdue, forgive me for not posting it. However, I promise that i will make sure that it will be posted in this blog sooner.

Sorry for missing out for my 6-posts promise. Starting today, though, I still cannot promise that I will be posting the same magnitude as I did before since my academics is getting much heavier than ever…

and now I’m making a new covenant…

I promise that I will create at least 3 blog posts a week during busy times and will create at least 6 posts a week during “not-busy” times…


8 thoughts on “Free Talk No. 2: Apologizing for my absences :)”

    1. I agree to put school first as my priority! Since I don’t want to see myself repeat another subject in law school–which is really a hell of a stress.. I don’t want to see the same professors who gave me a hard time in class, so better yet study now and see myself level up… πŸ™‚

  1. I’m going to go to the opposite extreme and say I never did any work at school – and still got good grades. In fact I think not doing anything at school prepared me well for the corporate environment where the key to success is not doing things, but talking about how busy you are. This is why I left the corporate world to work for myself – I may be a lousy boss but I never punish me for doing good work and failing to be “seen” enough.

    1. When I was in High school and College I admit that I rarely study and got good to excellent grades although among subjects, english is my Achilles’ heel. But now I’m in law school… I felt as if I’m really stupid, I study but then again I get low-average grades :(, therefore, study is my first priority since I wanna graduate and take the bar on time. πŸ™‚ By the way, is that really how the corporate system works?? wow?! It’s just like in the Philippines bureaucracy where people got punished if they do something so employees in the government rather lounge and relax than to do something worthwhile..

      1. I wish you every luck in your exams and working hard is always a good answer to plummeting grades my friend. πŸ™‚ By the way your English is just fine; “achilles heel” is a pretty impressive contribution from someone for whom it’s a second language.

        Yes, that’s how the corporate system works sadly. When I was younger – every success I had would be dismissed as a fluke (I was number one salesman at Vodafone for 2 years with month-on-month consistency in pole-position and I lost count of the times I was told; “You’re just lucky”).

        As I got older and moved into training it was the same thing – I turned the Vodafone sales department around – reducing churn to minimal levels, and reducing time to effectiveness to 1 month (from 6) – again it was just luck.

        Then in every other job I’ve had I’ve been a stickler for working 9 to 5 (I’m paid for results not kissing bottoms) and yet I’ve delivered consistently, and always been penalized for it – because others haven’t, even though they turn down offers to help. I’m consistently well regarded by people lower down the ladder than me, but my superiors always hate my guts. So now I work for me instead.

      2. Thank you Nick! I’m glad to hear that from you! I’ll try to improve my english in terms of sentence construction and I want to create easily readable articles just like your blog posts–they are really inspiring for me, that’s why I love reading them πŸ™‚

        anyway… I see too much envy from your superiors.. woahh! I thought “crab-mentality” only exist in our country…. a lot of people are indeed have this disease!–and I guess it can’t be helped especially in this kind of competitive environment. But, as far as I see it… It seems that they do such things since they are afraid of you, since they saw your potentials, and they know that you are the next big thing so they need to lower your morale and tell things like those since that’s the only thing they can do… they think that it will hinder you for getting better or achieve a higher post than them. or they just cannot accept that you are better than them… here in the Philippines, such attitude is widespread—not only in corporate environment but also in school… in fact it is everywhere! πŸ™‚

        It’s good that you decided to work on your own, at least you are your own boss and no other employers who will bully you like that… At least you can use your own ideas, strategies without regard to anyone on the top of the ladder and these ideas will directly benefit you.

      3. I’ve always thought that attitude was wierd, I’m pleased for people who do better than me – it’s not like there’s a fixed limit on people doing good. And though I’m pretty good at a lot of things, I pretty rubbish at other things (I can’t draw or paint, I have almost no musical talent, I can’t speak another language fluently, my practical chemistry – causes things to explode even when that shouldn’t be possible, and so on). But it is pervasive all over the world.

        By the way it’s worth remembering that the purpose of language is only communication – look at your blog and you’ll see that many English native speakers like and read what you do – so don’t spend too much time worrying about the finer points of things. We all know what you’re trying to say and we like the way you say it. πŸ™‚

      4. Such attitude I guess is embedded on a lot of individuals nowadays, since there’s a lot of competition and stuff… and It seems that we cannot take away how selfish people can be.. so they try everything to ruin a person through whatever means they can; although they can also be good or unselfish in some ways but on the other hand there selfishness can manifest in other ways…. Most humans are selfish but some manifest it in a very “wild” manner while others in a very discreet way.. Only few people are like you, me and my mom πŸ™‚ who are happy for the success of others πŸ™‚ but I admit that sometimes I do things that are really selfish of me πŸ™‚ I live up to philosophical theories about humans being self-interested individuals… πŸ™‚

        Anyway, It’s funny since I cannot draw or paint too! I tried when I was in college to paint, but I ended up being teased by my father that my so-called masterpiece is just like a work of art of a 2 year old– indeed, my painting is not worth seeing! haha.. And I’m also like you, no musical talent at all– I tried singing in a crowd when I was a child and I was laughed upon–though discreetly– by my Mom’s officemates–whatta shame! πŸ™‚ .. I guess Nobody is perfect indeed!

        Thank you very much for what you’ve said.. I’ll put that in mind πŸ™‚ I’m so happy to read/hear that πŸ™‚

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