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So Many Things Going On...

I just came back from a very well deserved vacation -- days where I didn't have to think about work, and just went along with whatever was going on and relaxed. I needed that break badly, to let me go ahead and get away from the daily grind.

Although I actually do love what I'm doing at Friendster, it's been a while since I've been able to get away from work and live life to the fullest -- even just for a few days. Malaysia was a very refreshing place to be in because of the food, the people, and the vision of prosperity that I just hope the Philippines will be able to reach someday. Kuala Lumpur is beautiful in its simplicity in the midst of complexity, in unity amidst the diversity, and in progress amidst tradition.

What is very surprising are the roads: expansive, well maintained, and very well used. The only other time I was impressed by the roadwork was when I was in the US for the first time, on long drives on what seemed like endless roads, highways, bridges, exits. And there's a lot of construction going on in Malaysia -- and this is progress that's undeniable.

Come to think of it, in the Philippines, the only times where roadwork is done is when it's election period and the incumbent officials want to give people something to remember them by. Sorry, I had to put in the social commentary in anyhow.

At any rate, the fast pace of life in the Metro is taking its toll on me. Right now I'm down with the sniffles, and I'm confined in the condo unit where I stay while the house mates are out in their respective offices. I like it this way, so that I can get much needed rest, but then I still have to go on working on our project in Friendster.

READ: I'm not complaining, I'm merely stating reality and my perception of it.

But in the middle of it all, I'm still on the road on this journey that may never end -- to seek excellence in my craft, constant learning and improvement, and this constant pursuit of happiness. I'm not saying I'm not happy, but you can only be happy for so long: that you'd always want to be happier once you know what happy means, and find out what happy is if you've never been happy before.

Now so much for the rant... I may never see expansive highways and greener pastures here in the Philippines, but nonetheless I'll keep walking and stay on whatever road I'm on. Wherever this road leads me to, doesn't really matter: so long as I let the Lord drive my life and determine my destination, I'll stay happy -- and maybe become happier while the journey goes on.

CHill.

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