Tuesday, January 01, 2013

2013 and what happened to 2012?

It has been more than a year since I last posted. I have been busy looking for new work. For those who just joined us, I have moved from a lucrative IT career to media. It isn't easy and living on residual income is not exactly the best of times for someone who just joined the media circus.

Watching your account empty paying bills and living off credit cards is painful for someone who tries to eke out a living with no contacts and no source of income. I was almost down to my last month and living off of credit and people who owe me money. I just kept on passing on resumes and tried to expand my horizons by learning more of what I am getting myself in to.

Eventually, a small but (alleged) major player in the PR industry hired me as a writer. I like the work but the culture is shockingly inadequate for me. The lack of creativity and the complacent office ambiance is unnerving and somewhat draining. These people are smart, I am sure of it. They just lack the motivation to enjoy their work. I am still looking for a proper ad agency and I still continue on passing my resumes and slowly build a portfolio. I was told that normally copywriters switch to PR writing. I do not know why but PR writing is boring, or maybe it is because I am unable to use the words I often use. I feel like I have to dumb myself down and learn to appreciate the shallow entertainment that local media produces.

I still continue to look at ads and increase my awareness on the subtleties of making an impact in consumer spending. I don't think I can find any support from where I stand right now but at least I am getting paid to write. I am thankful for that but I want to do more.

Here's hoping that this year I can break in further into the small and misunderstood advertising industry.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

One Of These Days...

I will peel myself off the bed and start joining an amateur marathon

This costume should intimidate the hell out of my competitors and make myself a bigger ego!

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Valentine Truth

I, for one, am in for meaningful overnight relationships and just like in any fairy tale, you won't fall in love  with me until the last page. Ha ha

Happy Valentines!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cuchi Cuchi Coo

I hear that this is how you train lions in the circus!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Astrology Today

This week, slightly viral news about the new zodiac sign has people worried about their signs changing. (some even had their original signs inked on their skin)

This is my opinion on it.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

HTC Desire Z Leaves A Few Things To Be Desired

Even though I am as poor as the vermin at home, I asked a friend to get me my first Android phone, The HTC Desire Z.

Not my actual picture!

I was never really a big fan of touchscreen type phones as I find them cumbersome to use but I welcome their additional functionality in providing easy access to applications without navigating through a lot of options via the QWERTY keyboard. 

As a newbie coming from the Palm line of smartphones, I have found new life on the screens of these new phones along with the impressive UI found in Android devices. I feel like I have a lot of extra desktop space on the phone since it enables desktop switching via finger swipe gestures to move on to different home screens. If you are familiar with Linux you can switch to several desktop screens unlike Windows where you only have one desktop and switch to different windows which will clutter up your task bar.

I would like to point out though that the only issue I have on the way the Desire Z has been designed is the location of the audio jack at the top of the phone. I find it a bit difficult to use the hardware slide keyboard while my headphones are on. I don't like using bluetooth headphones since it eats up more battery and I would like to avoid looking like a douche having a rectangular piece in my ear.

So far, I have been jumping on different ROMs ever since I rooted it and have tried Villain Z 1.0.0, Q'n'D-MIUI ROM, and Cyanogenmod 6.1.1.

I have been trying to learn how to properly make my own ROM using Dsixda's Android Kitchen for HTC phones in order to add/remove some of the applications.

Right now, am currently using Villain Z 1.0.0 and I like the way Sense integrates social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter but it seems a bit sluggish for me so I think I'll start ROM jumping again.

Overall, I do like the way my first Android phone is built and the option to truly customize it is addictive and a truly awesome experience!