Creative Blogger Award
Awardmania’s running wild on me. This time, I was nominated by Lazarinth of Fantasy and Anime on the Creative Blogger Award (thanks, man). Anyway, from what I can gather, it seems the point of this award is to share 5 facts about yourself. While Lazarinth went for
toilet humor, I’m going to share 5 most depressing facts on myself. Obviously, anyone reading this post, here’s a fair warning-this is going to be depressing.
1. Might as well start off with my latest RL issue-I had been laid off at work, though the actual situation is much more complicated so being “laid off” isn’t actually accurate, but is the best description I can give while being vague (not really comfortable sharing so much details here on my blog, but anyone who wants to know more, feel free to e-mail me or something,
so that I can rant). But what I can say is this-I have some disagreements with my company, which also leads to the fact that I will be unemployed soon, and this sudden bad news really make me think a lot of things all of a sudden-like how I mistakenly took my seemingly stable career for granted (considering the economy here getting worse every single day), how I should had develop myself more, and how I should had make an “alternative plan” for my career sooner. Finding a new job is not going to be easy either, so I’m really looking forward to the countless sleepless nights of worries and anxiety when I become a NEET… again.
2. 2013-2014 was a horrible time for me and my family-I experienced the first death of my family member, my grandfather. My grandmother was also hospitalized due to some kidney problems. My father took a surgery for his cancer, and the fact that the latter two took place just after my grandfather’s death was setting alarm bells ringing in our heads. Fortunately, they survived and are well now, but these series of unfortunate events really made me think of a lot of things-predominantly, most of the “kids” in our family are already around 20 years old of age, which means our parents and grandparents really aren’t that young anymore. I will be lying if I say I’m not worried, and point #1 just made me worry about this even more. At the very least, I would love to support my family but with such an unstable career life…
3. Okay, think I got the most depressing stuffs out of the way. Here’s a fun little fact to lighten things up a bit. I’m considered one of the tallest Asian guy here in Brunei-towering just a bit over 180cm, although I’m still shorter than most American men here. Despite that, it’s a little fact I’m secretly proud with, but here’s a catch-I’m skinny as fuck, so my height doesn’t really feel all that imposing or dominant to other people. If you’re here in Brunei, and you spot an Asian guy from afar who looks like a long stick, there’s a very high possibility it’s me.
4. My recurring joint pains just LOVE to return for no reason, other than to frustrate me (even now as we’re speaking, I feel a stinging pain on my forefinger). Especially on my right wrist, my right forefinger, my right ankle (hmm… now that when I think about it, my ride side is pretty unlucky). Sometimes, I feel like my body is aging more faster than my actual age, and before I know it, I’m going to turn into this old man. Actually, hell, I think I just need more exercises…
5. Our ISP here just put up new data plans, while our bandwidth was unlimited before, it is now limited. Our quota is at 150gb currently (which, with our family’s internet usage, is considered a bit too small), and could only last around 2 weeks every month. Fortunately, we don’t get our internet completely cut off or anything once our quota is finished, just that the internet is slowed down tremendously. Could be worse, but still doesn’t change the fact that I’m always getting frustrated every end-month from having problems even streaming a youtube video at 144p. Don’t even get me started on the download speed. We considered upgrading to an unlimited plan, but the cheapest unlimited plan available is $200/month (20mbps), which… isn’t exactly cheap. For the record, the most expensive plan is $2000+/month, which is kinda dumb… I mean, who would even pay $2000+ per month just for internet? Even companies using this plan would go bankrupt in no time. Admittedly, the $2000 plan goes up to 300mbps-deceptively tasteful, but despite such high speed upgraded plans, I’m doubtful Brunei’s internet could even go THAT fast to begin with. Besides, correct me if I’m wrong, but if you compare the prices to other countries, $2000 for 300mbps is literally a rip-off.
Okay, that’s all. Still basking myself in the aftermath of all these depression, so not going to nominate anyone. And yeah, this is the last of these award chain posts (for now), so I will get to my own posts next.