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A New Hope

Although I vowed long ago to quit talking about things too personal, I felt compelled to announce the world that I have quit work to become a full-time songwriter.

Psych!

Yeah, I’m a wuss. I need financial security. I need something to keep me alive (read: keep myself from returning to my parents’ house) and pay the rent. Something that will show up in my bank account every 2 weeks.

Yes, I have quit my current job for a new, better paying one. Not that my current one isn’t paying me good enough already, but, you know, I just don’t like it there. I feel like it’s been sucking my brain for the past year. It’s that bad. I can’t believe I stayed there for a year.

So, when the opportunity presented itself, I naturally grabbed it — for 30% more money! Who would pass up more money? Let me rephrase that. Who would pass up an opportunity to leave a miserable life at work? For more money?

I sound like I love money. I don’t, but I don’t hate it either. I need it for stuff (tickets to Singapore!) and some other stuff (an electric guitar!) and even more stuff (more hoodies!).

Anyway, I would gladly treat anyone for ice cream when I get my first paycheck. Just leave a comment here or something.

Filed under: about me, career, work

Can’t Sleep, Fantasizing.

I’ve been trying to blog about my unholy career lately, but nobody cares about call centers and my career in it. Even I don’t care, so who the heck wants to know, right?

The career I want is rockstar musician. I’ve been obsessing about this since I was in high school but my horrible work ethic has been public enemy no. 1 for my aspirations. However, after a weird experience with life (read: quarter-life crisis), I find myself having the needed push to start my own band, write more songs and actually record them for a demo. I might even go as far as begging people to let my band play in their productions or birthday parties.

Anyway, this morning, one of my favorite bands at the moment, Empire! Empire! (I was a Lonely Estate) had been recruiting for a new bass player. Apparently, their drummer, Jon, has been messaging people from their facebook fanpage, looking for a new bass player. I (naturally) replied back saying I’m in the Philippines but would really (I mean, REALLY) love to audition and wished them luck on the search.

I’ve never wished I lived in the states before, but after that, you won’t believe how much this fantasy played in my head. In fact, I’m supposed to be sleeping right now. Instead, I’m blogging and even summed to gusto to actually write something with coherence.

P.S. There’s a girl who’s been meandering my thoughts and I just can’t get off my head right now. She’s cute, funny, extremely smart, writes the most amazing short fictions (now, I don’t really read that much, but I can tell they’re great), and did I mention she’s cute? Too bad she’s in the states right now (well what do you know, my urge to live there just got tripled) and will probably stay there for another year. Just my luck. I can tell I really (I mean, REALLY) like a girl when she somehow influence my music reference. Let’s just say I got introduced to some new music that I liked. Anyway, I hope I don’t blow anything. Act right on things. Ultimately, not piss her off.

Filed under: about me, band, career, empire empire, infatuation, music