Saturday, June 30, 2007

I'm Feeling Lucky

Remember that story of me nervous about something? Ha! I've crossed that hurdle this morning. I'm as happy as I could be. I dunno why I've been extremely lucky lately.

But this month didn't start the way I'd like, though. See, on my birthday on June 5, three of my websites were hacked. Good thing the hacker didn't do major damage, but he was able to access my servers via FTP and inserted malicious code into many important files. As a result, one blog that I manage was labeled by Google as a site that "may harm your computer". That's like a death sentence right there. When I fixed everything up, I had to write StopBadWare.org a love letter to remove that site from their list. After a few days, they did. Whew! To stop it from happening again, my webhost advised us to change our Cpanel and FTP passwords, which I did. My webhost by the way is Dreamhost.com. Imagine that someone was able to steal all our passwords by hacking into their system. How dumb was that? Anyway, I'm done ranting about them already. All I can say is they SUCK.

After that ordeal, my luck took a major turn. My website earnings shot up significantly and got a new exciting gig to boot. My mom's business that I'm handling is improving too. I don't know if luck had anything to do with it, but if you're reading this Lady Luck, thank you!

I think luck only comes when you work hard for it. I'm not a typically hardworking person though. I'm one of the laziest people I know. But I did work hard nevertheless, so maybe that's why.

Off-topic: I'm gonna see the Transformers movie again. I totally messed up yesterday -- I entered the wrong cinema!! But the movie's still by far the best movie I've ever seen in my whole life!! It's even better than Citizen Kane!!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Transformers, Here I Come!

So right after lunch I dropped by the mall and bought 10 tickets for the Transformers movie. The movie is showing in two cinemas. Cinema 1's last full show is at 7:10PM -- too early for me and my co-movie watchers. So I settled for cinema 2, where it had a 7:40 and 10:30PM show. Damn, that means the movie is at least 2 hours long!

I was supposed to go to the gym right after work today with one of my friends, whom I also got a ticket for tonight. She sent me a text message saying that we might as well run half an hour on the treadmill and split so we'd have enought time to freshen up and not miss the movie.

Speaking of working out, I haven't played badminton in a while. My cousin whom I usually play with is leaving for Dubai for good next month, meaning I won't be able to get enough people each week to play coz we're down to 3. Even though I'd like to hit the courts twice or thrice a week, it's impossible! Argh! Do you play badminton here in Davao City? I'd gladly join any group of strangers just to play. Don't worry, I'm a decent smasher but I'm kinda weak at drop shots. But overall I'm average. Meh.

Nerves and Transformers

Ok, I admit. I'm nervous about something that the suspense is almost killing me. There is no where else for me to rant but here. So far, this year has been kind to me. I mean VERY kind. At the start of 2007 I promised myself that I would become more serious and really push the envelope. Six months after, I can actually say that I'm on my way. Of course, there are some unexpected bumps on the road, but all in all, it's been pretty darn good. Back to that thing I'm nervous about. I can't say yet what it is, but hopefully come Friday (now's Thursday), everything will turn out alright. Sometimes I wish I never took that chance, because the agony is almost unbearable. I planned to drown myself playing computer games tonight, but I chose not to. Here I am, munching a ham sandwich, talking nonsense.

Later, the Transformers movie will be showing! Before I go to work, I'm gonna hit the mall and try to get tickets for tonight. My brother and a few cousins of mine are watching it with me. I've been looking forward to the movie since last year, so this is a very welcome distraction in light of what's going on with me right now. I grew up playing and collecting Transformers toys. I had every single Dinobot, Constructicon, Insecticon, Aerobot and Combaticon. Had I known their potential value back then, I would've not passed them down to my younger cousins whose idea of fun was mutilating helpless robots.

The news of the upcoming movie really brought back those memories and I can honestly say that I'm now a certified junkie. The trailers look awesome, so naturally I would like to see that translated to the actual movie. I'll be posting a review right after. And then mope till tomorrow.

See ya!

Intro

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Ooh yeah! I'm Andrew "Drew" dela Serna, coming from the happenin' Southside of the Philippines -- Davao City! Here's my new personal blog where I talk about a bit about myself and mostly about the interesting things I run into. This is my first time to ever setup a blog here at Blogger, so you and I can consider this a blogging experiment.

The first thing I wanna do is change my theme. I find my current theme a little drab and I bet a million others are using it. I do know where to find themes, but I have no idea how to go about changing it. So, I'm holding this out till tomorrow. Ok, off to my next post. Don't forget to welcome me here! :D