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Indeed, 2016 is 2NE1's Most Tragic Year.

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6 months after the first tragedy, one day after the devastating news, I am writing again about the only girl group I have ever loved.
November 25th. I was about to get some sleep when I decided to visit Twitter and occasionally check/stalk some topics I'm interested with. When I saw this piece of tweet from a mutual, that made me hit the search bar. Then I saw it trending. Checked under major fansites and had it confirmed. 2NE1 officallydisbanded.
Damn. 

The Help

Yesterday, I received a confirmation from my boss that my vacation's approved for 3 days. Happy, because I get to visit Mother and Grandma and our cats again in the province. No work for 3 days meaning no need to deal with irate customers. But it doesn't mean I can relax; my main goal why I filed for vacation is to help my Auntie with tallying up grades using Excel.

My Auntie is a teacher. She's been teaching way before I was born. I grew up with her, seeing her sleep late at night and wake up early to go to school. I grew up seeing her write grades from their class record, doing computations and lesson plans everyday. She would bring me to school with her especially when they have Christmas parties. Up until now that I'm 31, she still teaches. She loves teaching kids even though she told me so many times that she didn't plan on taking up Education.

With the fast-paced technology, government agencies- including Department of Education now sort of requires teachers …

Traveling Solo

I'm finally booked for Malaysia next year! It was unexpected booking for a ticket last minute but of course, I am excited for this upcoming trip. So far I have all things ready (sort of), I am just making sure this will be plotted on my scheduled vacation leaves. Gotta work harder this time, as Holidays is coming closer, I have to earn money for this travel.

What Are Your Goals In Life?

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This is the question my supervisor asked me during our one-on-one session. Having failed audits in one week, I can feel her frustration as we went through the almost 1 hour session. I know what she is rooting for me (as she had told me many times during previous conversations) but I felt like I had failed her. What's worst, is that I had failed myself too. I had great folks giving me support yet I did not meet their expectations. That's when I really started asking myself, "What is my goal in life? Am I really in the right direction to meet this goal?"

Birthday

I am writing this update on this special day of my existence. I believe this is my first time to write some sort of like a birthday post. Well mostly this is going to be just an update from my last post. But we'll see where this keyboard will take me.

Roundup

When was the last time I made an update? It felt like years since I got a new job and since Minzy left 2NE1 that I made quite a long post. But yes, I remember I had a blog that's been dormant for quite a while. Let me give you a quick update.

I'm on my sixth month at my new job. I admit, the first 2-3 months was stressful that I thought of quitting. I still can't believe that I'm working for an online dating site and yes, six months later I'm still here, on my way to regularization. All is good now to be honest. Work environment is great and I have a great team and an amazing boss who never fails to guide us. Hopefully I'd make it through another six months, or longer.

Notes on 2NE1's Most Tragic Year.

*I decided to write my thoughts after the day Minzy confirmed the news. Should you want to read other opinions about this, the best would be is to start from here.


May 4th 11:03PM. I received a notification on my phone that Minzy posted something on Instagram. The timing was on point as it was already May 5th midnight in Korea. This is it, I thought. Me, along with thousands of Blackjacks around the world are waiting for this moment. Since it's my lunch break, I went to the washroom to check on the post. And from there as I read her message, tears started rolling down my cheeks. Somehow a few weeks ago, I was still hoping that this was all a dream.

Some Things

Hello all. I'm back, apologies for the late update. After the New year I started looking for another job. It took me a while, but I was able to find one.

Remember my last post about online dating? Funny thing is, my new job is actually related to online dating. I thought I'd just stay as a moderator, approving photos and profiles (and deleting dick pics), but never came into my mind that I'd actually get to work for a dating site. Well it has been good for the past months, I'm still learning but eventually, I'll get the hang of it.

If you're asking if I still hunt for dick pics, yes I am. It has been a routine for me (at least I do 2-3 times a week) and actually getting this experience kind of help me with my current work. I got to understand how it actually functions and some other things I've learned that I am applying to my current job. I am looking forward to stay longer to my new employer, because not just the pay is good, but the work environment and…

Online Dating Thoughts

I've been "single-ish" for almost 2 years now. Single-ish meaning I still connect with my ex-girlfriend and we hang out sometimes, and have random sexy times. Am I that bad? Anyway this post isn't about her (I'll deal with this soon). This post is about my thoughs regarding online dating sites. Especially moderating online dating sites.

I admit, online dating is not my thing. But yes, because I'm single, I thought there's nothing wrong joining. So I signed up for OKCupid and been here for quite some time now. I get to answer endless questions and they'll be used by OKC to match you up with other users (using magic, yes). Here are some things I learned:


A low or zero percent match doesn't mean you really don't match. At all. A couple of weeks ago, I watched a video from Buzzfeed where they conducted an experiment on OKC's personality algorithm used to match users. Buzzfeed's Zach Kornfeld scoured the OkCupid universe to find a user that…

Happy New Year

2016 is officially here. This means we need to wait 12 more months before we can have a nice vacation with our families. This also means new goals to set for most folks like me. It's January, so it's time to get back to the real world which is horrible, dreadful but nice.
And with that being said, it's now time for me to go job hunting. This is my primary goal for this month and as of the moment, I am now in the process of updating my papers (including getting NBI clearance online which is a miserable task). Primary target would be within the city, has access to public transports. Once I finalize my clearance application, hunting will commence. Other goals include opening a new savings account because the current one I have sucks and doesn't have decent customer service.
I don't have anything nice to say today, except that my blog just reached its 9th year (can you believe this??) 
And may you guys have a meaningful and prosperous 2016 ahead! We can get through th…