These are a few of my favorite jobs…

Again, true to my contradicting nature, I am today writing a list of the jobs I would love doing (yes.. after I just wrote an entry about not wanting to work…) These are of course, under the presumption that such jobs exist, are actually available, and pay enough to sustain life…

Why am I writing this list? Because I realized that there just might be things (read:jobs) that I could consider doing for a long time… 

And so my list goes:

1. Subtitle writer for DVDs (can you imagine how nice it would be to make a living out of watching DVDs??? Its like a dream come true!! Besides, wouldn’t you want DVDs that actually have CORRECT subtitles and make sense for a change?? I know I would!!

2. Taste tester for new ice cream flavors (or new chocolate, or new candy, or new anything.. as long as it IS food)… Aside from the fact that you are the first person to get your tongue on these goodies, you also help decide what is made available to the world!!! Isn’t that something you should get an award on???

3. Photographer or camera man for events that feature babies, pets (except exotic and scary ones..), food, nature, travel, amazing miracles, and exciting games…. It would be your ticket to the best things in life; you get to see it, feel it, and most of all capture it and share to everyone…. isn’t that what matters most? How good is something if you can’t share it to the rest of the world? Such is the power of those that hold the lens, they can capture and share the feeling…

4. Talk show host… nope, not the Oprah type of talk shows, more like The Ellen de Generes show or the Iron Chef (I don’t really think that falls under the category of talk shows though…), or a travel show… I think that by being a talk show host, I get to meet a lot of people, influence a lot of people and decisions, and have fun all at the same time…. No, I do not crave the elegance or power, not even the money that comes with fame, I think by being a talk show host, I can do what I love best, TALKING and listening to people….

5. Santa Claus (although this would be a seasonal job, I would love to be one all year round…) I don’t necessarily have to bear gifts for everyone but I would love to be just Santa because there is something about him that makes people feel better… Somehow it makes people feel good to have someone "physically there" to make hopeful wishes to or even just vent at and I guess I can do that job pretty well..

6. Mascot (the wholesome ones of course!), except probably for the heavy and I-cannot-breathe-and-see-anything-here suit, it would be a blast being a mascot! You get to do a lot of things not all normal people can do and you can get away with it too, you can give a lot of laughter and maybe occasional frights but it just seems like a whole lot of fun to be a mascot. Even if you just sit in a corner and sulk, somehow your presence just seems to make a lot of people smile and I think that is indeed a "fulfilling job" to have…

7. Apple-picker or any kind of nice fruits and vegetables and flowers too… I dunno, told you am weird right, but there is just something about harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables that makes me feel good.. Aside probably from the biological benefits that you get because you are near them (the give off Oxygen, right?), it just feels good to be with one with nature… Aside from that feeling, I can pretend that the entire hectares of land are actually mine and that I am just harvesting so I have some to eat or cook… Hmmm… now that would be a nice picture indeed…

8. Gift wrapper …. (although I know that due to Christmas season, it would probably be one of the most "pressured jobs" to be in.. but would it be fun to think that you are coming to work wrapping gifts?? I might even end up asking myself if I am actually working…) I just think wrapping gifts is a great therapy and good for the self-esteem.. its a great therapy because you can be creative and work with your hands… good for the self-esteem because it sort of reminds you daily that there is still generosity in the world. And besides, it tickles your imagination thinking about how the recipient of the gift will unravel the little bundle of surprise he has been given and how his eyes twinkle when it is handed to him… (sorry, I can be overly dramatic with these things….)

9. Children’s book storyteller or story reader… are there actually people who do this for a living? If there are, please let me know where I should be sending my resume?? To be surrounded by young minds and to be in a position where you can help mold minds is a nice thing to be part of… aside from that, you can be childlike again and relive these stories with them…. You can travel without having to take a step and you can see people, places and things by just closing your eyes…. (I know, too theatrical.. but remind me again whose blog this is??)

10. PA for Ellen de Generes…. ok, so it might not sound like a logical idea to put this in my list but believe me, this has a deeply rooted reason for being… I don’t just want to be a PA because she is famous or what.. I want to be one because I think she is fun and funny and a true person. I see her on her TV show and she is not like any of the stars, she seems like such a real person. I feel like if I were a star, I would be her.. Funny, fun, wears sneakers all the time, cracks the most satiric jokes at times, cool and elegant without an effort! If I were to be someones Personal Assistant (or "dakilang alalay"), it would be her!!!

Hmmmm… this is definitely not the end of my list but I have to stop or my wonderful and beloved nephew will never take his mind off getting his hands on the computer – because he sees me doing so and has this tendency to IMITATE whatever we do…. So, I am going to end my list at 10 for now but if I get more PC-time later, I will add to this list…

10 on my list for now???? Well, what do you know… there are actually a lot of jobs I love to do…. Hmmm… why am I not surprised that even if I said I DON’T WANT TO WORK FOREVER, there just are things I might consider ACTUALLY doing forever…

nmed @ 12:30noon

December 23, 2007, Sunday @ home

These are a few of my favorite jobs…

Again, true to my contradicting nature, I am today writing a list of the jobs I would love doing (yes.. after I just wrote an entry about not wanting to work…) These are of course, under the presumption that such jobs exist, are actually available, and pay enough to sustain life…

Why am I writing this list? Because I realized that there just might be things (read:jobs) that I could consider doing for a long time… 

And so my list goes:

1. Subtitle writer for DVDs (can you imagine how nice it would be to make a living out of watching DVDs??? Its like a dream come true!! Besides, wouldn’t you want DVDs that actually have CORRECT subtitles and make sense for a change?? I know I would!!

2. Taste tester for new ice cream flavors (or new chocolate, or new candy, or new anything.. as long as it IS food)… Aside from the fact that you are the first person to get your tongue on these goodies, you also help decide what is made available to the world!!! Isn’t that something you should get an award on???

3. Photographer or camera man for events that feature babies, pets (except exotic and scary ones..), food, nature, travel, amazing miracles, and exciting games…. It would be your ticket to the best things in life; you get to see it, feel it, and most of all capture it and share to everyone…. isn’t that what matters most? How good is something if you can’t share it to the rest of the world? Such is the power of those that hold the lens, they can capture and share the feeling…

4. Talk show host… nope, not the Oprah type of talk shows, more like The Ellen de Generes show or the Iron Chef (I don’t really think that falls under the category of talk shows though…), or a travel show… I think that by being a talk show host, I get to meet a lot of people, influence a lot of people and decisions, and have fun all at the same time…. No, I do not crave the elegance or power, not even the money that comes with fame, I think by being a talk show host, I can do what I love best, TALKING and listening to people….

5. Santa Claus (although this would be a seasonal job, I would love to be one all year round…) I don’t necessarily have to bear gifts for everyone but I would love to be just Santa because there is something about him that makes people feel better… Somehow it makes people feel good to have someone "physically there" to make hopeful wishes to or even just vent at and I guess I can do that job pretty well..

6. Mascot (the wholesome ones of course!), except probably for the heavy and I-cannot-breathe-and-see-anything-here suit, it would be a blast being a mascot! You get to do a lot of things not all normal people can do and you can get away with it too, you can give a lot of laughter and maybe occasional frights but it just seems like a whole lot of fun to be a mascot. Even if you just sit in a corner and sulk, somehow your presence just seems to make a lot of people smile and I think that is indeed a "fulfilling job" to have…

7. Apple-picker or any kind of nice fruits and vegetables and flowers too… I dunno, told you am weird right, but there is just something about harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables that makes me feel good.. Aside probably from the biological benefits that you get because you are near them (the give off Oxygen, right?), it just feels good to be with one with nature… Aside from that feeling, I can pretend that the entire hectares of land are actually mine and that I am just harvesting so I have some to eat or cook… Hmmm… now that would be a nice picture indeed…

8. Gift wrapper …. (although I know that due to Christmas season, it would probably be one of the most "pressured jobs" to be in.. but would it be fun to think that you are coming to work wrapping gifts?? I might even end up asking myself if I am actually working…) I just think wrapping gifts is a great therapy and good for the self-esteem.. its a great therapy because you can be creative and work with your hands… good for the self-esteem because it sort of reminds you daily that there is still generosity in the world. And besides, it tickles your imagination thinking about how the recipient of the gift will unravel the little bundle of surprise he has been given and how his eyes twinkle when it is handed to him… (sorry, I can be overly dramatic with these things….)

9. Children’s book storyteller or story reader… are there actually people who do this for a living? If there are, please let me know where I should be sending my resume?? To be surrounded by young minds and to be in a position where you can help mold minds is a nice thing to be part of… aside from that, you can be childlike again and relive these stories with them…. You can travel without having to take a step and you can see people, places and things by just closing your eyes…. (I know, too theatrical.. but remind me again whose blog this is??)

10. PA for Ellen de Generes…. ok, so it might not sound like a logical idea to put this in my list but believe me, this has a deeply rooted reason for being… I don’t just want to be a PA because she is famous or what.. I want to be one because I think she is fun and funny and a true person. I see her on her TV show and she is not like any of the stars, she seems like such a real person. I feel like if I were a star, I would be her.. Funny, fun, wears sneakers all the time, cracks the most satiric jokes at times, cool and elegant without an effort! If I were to be someones Personal Assistant (or "dakilang alalay"), it would be her!!!

Hmmmm… this is definitely not the end of my list but I have to stop or my wonderful and beloved nephew will never take his mind off getting his hands on the computer – because he sees me doing so and has this tendency to IMITATE whatever we do…. So, I am going to end my list at 10 for now but if I get more PC-time later, I will add to this list…

10 on my list for now???? Well, what do you know… there are actually a lot of jobs I love to do…. Hmmm… why am I not surprised that even if I said I DON’T WANT TO WORK FOREVER, there just are things I might consider ACTUALLY doing forever…

nmed @ 12:30noon

December 23, 2007, Sunday @ home

Werk werk werk!!! (when will it ever end?!)

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I don’t want to work FOREVER!!!

I know that is basically the only way to survive in this world of ours but pardon my seemingly lazy first statement but I REALLY DO NOT WANT TO WORK MY A** OFF FOREVER! And by work, I mean literally reporting for work in a company that requires you 8-10 hours a day earning a 15th and 30th paycheck (or 5 and 20, whichever case applies..) Forgive me if I just hurt people’s feelings by being so pessimistic about work but I can’t stand the thought of slaving myself over something just so I could get that paycheck every half of the month… (NO, just in case you are trying to read between the lines and thinking to yourself that I do not need the money, you are absolutely mistaken, I DO need the money more than anything else! How else can I survive without it in a world where nothing is for free??)

But to keep you from still trying to read between the lines, let me just tell you why, speculating is not always good, you know! (Even if I do that most of the time myself, I will not recommend it to everyone..)

If it makes you feel any better (and it lessens your thoughts on me being a Lazy-A**), I am actually one who has workaholic tendencies IF I do work and even if I HATE my work! Yes, totally opposite of what I actually just blurted out on the first line, right? Yep, I HATE to work but if I do, I LOVE to work!!! Grrr…. again, need I remind you that W is my middle name, and it stands for Weird?

Really though, the reason I do not want to work forever is because I know that is not my calling in life… I have a higher calling (nope, not in the religious sense) and that is NOT TO BE AN EMPLOYEE ALL MY LIFE BUT BE A BUSINESSMAN INSTEAD.. (I had to use the male version of the word as it is more appropriately coined here, more literally than figuratively really.. hehehehe).

I think and KNOW in my heart that I am at my best when I work (meaning do business, in this particular sentence) in my own time, my own pace and with myself as my own boss. I do better and actually feel better because I know that I am doing it for myself (sure, sounds like a selfish scheme right?) But what I am really trying to get at is that you are more motivated because it is ALL yours – if it fails then you suffer, if it succeeds then you succeed! You are not compromising someone else’s lives in the process like you do when you work for other people. Think of it this way, when you work for them there are a lot of things you can compromise – – –  the company, your colleagues, your suppliers, your job and a lot more but if you only have yourself to worry about then that takes a whole lot out of the equation!! The downside though is, if everything you do happens to fail (heaven forbid!), you just have yourself to blame… not a pretty sight since we all love to put blame on others too because it makes us feel a lot better in the process.

So, in connection with my first statement… I am trying to re-structure my life and I am planning ahead so I can ultimately have time to actually stop working and start running my own business.. It might not be a million-dollar empire (peso is more appropriate, true, but I like the sound of million-dollar) but hopefully something that will be enough to keep me from being tied to an 8 to 10-hour office job but will still let me eat 3 meals a day and maybe a few snacks in between or even a few massages every now and then… (By the way, this plan of mine is not intended for myself alone but with the family I plan to have later on so I am dead serious here…)

I wanted to put this into writing so I am reminded every day that I need to work more NOW so I do not need to LATER!! (Opposites again huh??) Yep, it looks like that would be the path to take to reach my destination… Don’t you think it is weird and ironic that you have to do more of something now so you can do away with it later on??? Hmmmm…

But I guess it makes perfect sense, I will need to re-structure my life and follow the example given by the colony of ants in our house (which, I am sorry to say, I mass murdered when I was then young and naive, and now when I am no longer young but still naive, I guess I’ve only just learned the lesson…) — save all the things you have today for the rainy day. But to perfectly fit me, I am changing this to "work while you still have work today so you no longer have to do it later on." (By the way, this is under the presumption that I will have saved enough today to actually open my own business one day…)

But since great things start from small beginnings (as one gender-challenged former classmate of mine said or sang), I have started to do something today…. Something I did before but stopped doing, I will save more of my earnings by spending less on non-essentials… I will save whatever I can save, because its my future that is at stake here…

I just don’t wanna work forever!!! I don’t want to work until I die…. or worse die while working or because of working…. heck no!!!

Irony anyone???

Anybody here want to talk about irony???? I do.. How about buying a can-opener that (guess what??) cannot open a can??? Funny huh, but I hate to tell you its true… because I just spent how many minutes talking on the phone with a houseware personnel just explaining to him how this can-opener cannot open cans and how I can have it replaced and most importantly how, upon replacement can I be assured it will now serve its purpose for being – – – opening cans?? Which ironically, to drive to a point, I told him I can’t be the one to bring a can just so we can test if the can-opener can open cans… can it? (Ok, so the last part doesn’t really make sense but I just like to put that there for tongue twister purposes.. hehehehe…)

Or how about, when days when you feel like you’re the ugliest creature on earth, you just miraculously bump into your long time crush?? And why on days when you feel like you’re a supermodel (and note: actually look like one); there is never anyone who can visually support your claim, not even if you try your hardest to go to places a lot of these people frequent??? No paparazzi?? (Is this the correct spelling?) 

Or on days when you absolutely need to find something but it is nowhere to be found.. and when you no longer need them, it just magically reappears again??  And get this, everytime they turn up again, they seem to be in the most noticeable of places when you could swear you’ve looked in every nook and cranny just to find it before?? 

And, please, tell me why, when you only have enough money in your pocket to pay for a jeepney ride home, you get all these cravings of food, clothes, stuff and everything else??? Things which require money literally come to life and call you to them….. What is up with that??? But when you have the money to spend, you don’t want to eat or buy anything, its like you’ve totally lost your appetite for them??? (Or does this just apply mostly to me??)   

And lastly, why on earth do people you gossip about (ahem, I mean, people in your conversations), suddenly appear everytime you talk about them or just after you talk about them????? Do they have x-ray hearing or something and they know people are talking about them?? (We’ll except maybe for the people who suffer from extreme paranoia, who always think people are talking about them, geez..)

Or why it is a lot easier to say I hate you than it is to say I love you???

Why???

Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think???

12/06/07 Thursday @ 1:38PM by nmed