I usually post Beetle stuff on my other blog, Reklamadora.com, but because Blogger doesn’t really have a gallery feature, I’ve decided to post this here. Continue reading
It’s bad, guys, it’s really bad. The super typhoon hit and practically demolished a third of the country. You can help. We can help in several ways actually. Here are a few of the organizations that are accepting relief goods and cash donations to help those in the hardest hit areas.
(Spoilers! You’ve been warned.)
It was Luke who pitched this movie. Laya is with her grandparents and for the first time in weeks, we were alone in the house. There was no kid vying for our attention after a hard day’s work, and we didn’t have to rush our dinner! Wow.
Every so often, my clients would ask me to transcribe interviews. The first time I tried transcribing, I found myself switching between my text editor, MS Word, and my audio player, VLC. If you’re transcribing 7 60-minute interviews, this could get pretty annoying really quickly.
I’m in the business of being largely left to my own devices. As a freelancer, I’m basically the dirty jobs girl, writing articles, researching stuff, transcribing interviews, editing documents, laying out eBooks, watching for trends, moderating comments, cleaning up tags, planning content, and other menial tasks. And as any other freelancer will tell you, you need tools to help you get the job done (and sometimes, more importantly, get the job done on time). Personally, my freelancer toolbox is a little thin – I like keeping things minimal and I like applications and tools that do two or three things at the same time.
Note: The actual movie starts at the 5:30 mark. Apparently, old-timey VCDs (VHS?) include trailers as well. Watch Aswang (1992) movie below, enjoy!:
The MSI FX420X is basically a 14-inch notebook that features a dedicated video card and a 2nd generation Intel Core processor. It’s decidedly mid-range – I got my MSI FX420X-i5545+ for PHP 28,500 or around US $650. There are cheaper and more expensive versions, as the components and software may vary. Check out the specs.
Quite recently, Mabie, a friend of mine, introduced me to the diabetic world of Candy Crush Saga. It was your typical dude-please-send-me-a-life/ticket/whatever, and while I’m almost always happy to help, I almost always become hopelessly addicted to whatever game it was. Such was the case with Candy Crush.
It does. Actually, employment in general feels like that.
I’ve heard a lot of people say, and I say it a lot too: “Anything is possible so long as you don’t have to do it yourself.” And it’s true. Sometimes I imagine the pharaohs saying, “Make me a pyramid!” Do you think the ancient Egyptians said, “Dude, that’s impossible! Have you seen the size of those limestone blocks?”?
Seriously? [Image via bbc.co.uk]
Nope, they probably said, “Sure. Let me just put that in my To-Do list under priority number 1, ASAP, Shit-That-Needs-To-Get-Done-At-The-Soonest-Possible-Time.”
Let me just chisel that into my schedule. [Image via: shahkala.com]
Oh hello there. Sit down, have a biscuit.
This isn’t a particularly long story and neither is it very interesting, but I do know a lot of people who share it. Or at least, I do know of stories that go about the same way. Anyway.
In 2008, I was working as a creative writer for a video game website. It paid good money, I had pretty much settled into the routine, and I was semi-happy. I was semi-happy because I was writing, I was writing about things I normally like, and I was working around people who were equally crazy, if not crazier, than I was. It was all good until changes started to happen. Continue reading