First off, I'm getting my laptop in "fighting form" for the internet. Things are starting to normalize as I am getting used to using this thing. I now have most of the essential internet stuff I need. I have a browser and I have YM. 'Nuff said.
As for the browser, I have switched to Google Chrome. Why? Just wanted to give it a shot. It seems it has the same capabilities that I liked in Firefox -tabbed browsing and the bookmarks toolbar. I never really used too many plugins in Firefox, and I think it's best that I keep Chrome simple. Plus I like the feature of Chrome where if one window crashes it won't affect the whole browser. I had around three to four crashes in Firefox a week. Now it hasn't happened yet on Chrome and I want to see how it works.
Second, I'm looking for free web hosting online. Why? I'd like to do a dedicated portfolio / personal website for myself. I'm not too happy with Multiply since it's sort of become another social networking site. So if any of you have any suggestions for good, free, website hosting please, please, please let me know.
Finally, I'm offering my services as a 3D artist. Anyone interested in simple 3D models and animations just drop me an e-mail. I can do simple flying logos and stuff. No hardcore stuff for now. I'm just looking to earn some extra cash. (But not "coffee money" as one person tried to get me to do a "simple" errand.)
So it has been a while since I last posted something on this blog. As usual I have all the excuses I want for failing to maintain a continuing stream of thought here. The greatest excuse being that I am a procrastinator, still.
Anyway, a lot of major things are going to happen to me sooner than you'd think. In less than 2 months I will be opening a new chapter in my life, and I will face more challenges to come.
I recently went on a European vacation with my folks. I don't remember if i blogged about it or not, but after that trip my mindset was so different. Just being in Europe for a few weeks actually opened my eyes up to a new way of thinking. I formed my own notions as to how Europeans thought, and how they viewed things in life. And I saw that it was better than the "talangka mentality" we Filipinos usually use.
It was progressive. It was amazing. People who wanted to succeed actually tried their best to succeed and did not find it threatening that other people wanted to succeed as well. They were going to do whatever they could to achieve their goals, and they won't get in the way of others' goals as well. Amazing.
I've spent almost my entire life in the Philippines. The predominant mentality here is so different. People here see other people succeed and they think that they should succeed to. But instead of striving for success they strive to bring down others so that they can feel good about themselves.
It's sad when I think about it. And I cannot say that I have never thought that way either. In fact I seem to be reverting to it again, except that now I am conscious of the fact that I am becoming someone else's impediment. And now I am trying my best to achieve my life's goals, while trying not to step on anyone else's goals.
It saddens me when I think that majority of Filipinos could achieve such greatness, except that the only thing holding them back are themselves. Maybe we should just start helping ourselves rather than dragging other people down.
I hope I do not forget the lessons I've learned my entire life.