(08:32) Yup, another day at Guard here lol. Don't know any other way to start this entry. Thanks to my friend Castillo, I'm able to enjoy another morning with a hot cup of vanilla chai and a batch of blueberry munchkins from Dunkin' Donuts. All of this with a side of Mozart's Piano Concertos (No. 9 is my favorite!) to keep me company. It's yet another foggy day as well, a thick misty veil that's expected to last all day based on the empirical data that I've gathered. I guess throughout the day, I'm just gonna add in little details of information about my day or thoughts that may not really reflect upon my daily undertakings, but rather random thoughts that just pop up:
I just found out that I can finally copy and paste words from my mobile phone to the Bring4th blog entry field! It means a lot having to simplify this whole process of copying and pasting from paper to electronic format. I can now write down my thoughts faster! Yay! :-) This means that when I go to the field, I can write a blog entry down right from my phone and not have to write each of them down on paper and wait until Christmas timeframe to type them all down. Success!
(09:55) I'm currently listening to this Japanese band named "school food punishment", one of my favorite among the Jpop/Jrock genre (I can't tell which genre they fall under; they're so diverse in taste ;-) ). They disbanded around June of 2012 and well, I always wanted to see them live as part of my to-do list if I ever get the opportunity to go to Japan. They have some wonderful gems within their collection, and they don't really sound all similar to one another; probably one of things that make it hard to depict their overall personality and who they really are. All I know is that I have yet to listen to all of their albums, but I really love their albums "school food is good food" and "Riff-Rain". I hope to hear a taste of each of them in the new bands that they become affiliated with.
One of the newfound delights I've been able to experience is switching from the Gingerbread OS on my Android HTC Evo 3D phone to the Jellybean OS. It is amazing! There is so much more functionality and less annoyances to deal with, compared to the old operating system.
I can finally control my music from the lock screen WITHOUT having to rely on the stock music player (the player itself has more annoyances to add to the list, but it'll just leave it as that).
Some of the new features such as a quick pop up message window upon a new message received rendered some of the apps I had installed useless, which meant less clutter on my phone and it just felt better having it as part of the whole OS.
Multi-tasking is so much more fluent with an easier, accessible app switcher. Sure, thus function is available in Gingerbread, but did it show a preview pane of what's going on in the running app? I think not! This simply allows me to jump back and forth easily, possibly being able to refer to the preview pane itself than the app as to save time, when properly done. Terminating programs are as simple as well. With a simple swipe of the app in the pane, it kills the app, so you don't have to open the app again to exit it. Especially useful for force closing unresponsive apps that's giving you a hard time. I think this serves as a better substitute than having to install third-party apps to terminate other apps --which links back to my second statement about less apps to--, you know what I mean?
Transitions! Oh how smooth this OS is! It runs very slick and fluent, and not choppy and rigid. Moving from one app to another is effortless! What else can I say about this OS, it is just really cool seeing the apps in transition between each other and makes my phone feel less old lol.
I'm surprised how HTC themselves have given its users the tools to root their own phone and give them more freedom over their phones. I think that's one of the nicest things I've seen a company has done to respond to their customers' feedback and concerns.
I have Cyanogenmod 10/ Jellybean 4.1.2 Gangnam style ROM installed on my phone, in case there's any nerds out there that can understand where I'm coming from with this lol. I think this ends my nerdy self preaching portion:-)
(20:02) Well, I got on my shift now and surprisingly, the fog from earlier today was gone. I brought with me a gallon of water and a Xyience energy drink for safety measures. Earlier today, before I woke up to do evening colors, I had two different dreams, both of different scenarios.
The first one was of me meeting with this woman I met online on Craigslist as part of looking for a friend to hang out with. A little background on this before I go on into details, we met online and chatted for a while, but I simply stopped talking to her shortly after meeting her. She gave some hints about having an affair with me behind her husband, and after my first experience of doing something like this before, it didn't left a good taste in my mouth. Now back to the dream: we met in a place that seemed like a indoor recreational area with arcade games and I guess we planned on meeting there to hang out or something. She asked me why I haven't been texting her back lately, and I confessed to her that I didn't feel like talking to her anymore and then we parted. I feel like I should tell her how I really feel and not keep her waiting. It kinda bugs me in a way that I still didn't tell her. I'll see about this soon.
My second dream consisted of me wrestling and fighting this guy which I can't remember the reason why. He was Caucasian and had a much larger and bulker frame than me, but I somehow manage to wrestle him and roll him over with my much smaller frame. It was somewhere outside, and all of the action was going on this surface of grass. There was the asphalt on one side of the grass, and a fence bordering the other side. There were other bystanders watching as well, and perhaps there were others directly involved, but I don't remember well. As for the outcome of the fight, I was able to stand on my legs but I didn't see my opponent. I can't really say who won or not. As I walked away, I saw what seemed to be an ambulance with a couple of my other acquaintances in it dresses up in these reflective vests, like road workers. They all were staring at me with indifferent faces as I passed and said sarcastically, "Thanks for the f***ing help, guys!" That ends my second dream. Well, all I can say about this is that might reflect with some confusion that I face within myself, as well as the feeling that I don't get treated the same way that I would treat someone. Indeed this is some catalyst to chew on and take dearly as a viable nutrient for the self to digest. I hope to catch more of these dreams and record them as soon as I can.
(21:34) I miss having the companionship of another person very close to me in person; a delight that I left behind with my wife. It aches me to have someone's warm body next to mine and long hair to brush from her face. I miss those kinds of sweet moments that make my heart feel warm and being able to share that warmth back. I sometimes wanna cry because of the absence of such a luxury. Sigh, finding the love in these moments is indeed difficult, but I wish to keep my heart open and find it once again. Like a romantic Spanish song goes, "it's better to have loved and lost it than to have not loved at all."
Well, this is all I'm gonna write for now. I have a feeling my note-taking app is going to keep crashing the more I type on it. I'll keep blogging more later on. For now, I'm gonna finish my shift here and call it a night. Thank you for reading!