Friday, August 24, 2007

Surf and Browse

Unbelievable. Today, I find myself in front of the computer all day. That's basically eight hours at the office and another six or so hours at home. I got to install new virus softwares and at the same time removed the "Taga Lipa Are" lurking in place of my Windows Internet Explorer.
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Then, I got the chance to check all my e-mails as well as my friendster account. I also changed some of the items and links in my sidebar here. Too bad, I do not know how to make my blog look better visually but anyways, at least I like it as it is now. Maybe someday I'll commission some technokids to improve the look of my blog.
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I also got the chance to visit other blogs linked here as well as other bloggers in the blogosphere. One blog I liked so much is the blog of the anonymous lawyer. In his latest post about his associate who invited him to his (the associate's) wedding, he posted:
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"It bothers me that this associate has friends, and family that's still speaking to him. It means we're not working him hard enough. I fear I've failed him. I'll have to work harder at getting him some time-consuming assignments this next quarter."
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And in one of his latter posts about age discrimination in law offices, he said:
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"Maybe you're willing to work hard. But you're probably not willing to be humiliated, and honestly it's a lot less fun to humiliate a 40-year-old, with 2 kids and 3 ex-wives and a mortgage and a limp than it is to humiliate a 25-year-old without any responsibilities except to the firm. You want to blame someone for this? Blame your law school for accepting you. No one forced you into this game. No one pretended you would be employable. And don't think law is the only industry where this is an issue. Ask a 40-year-old TV writer. If you can find one. Or a 40-year-old exotic dancer. Don't see too many of those either, at least not at the summer associate strip club events. Maybe we just pick our venue carefully, but I've got to believe there's some pretty big age discrimination going on there too."
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Honestly, this blog is entertaining with some semblance of truth in it. And no doubt about it, I will read his previous posts when I have time. In fact, I put his blog on top of my everyday reads. So go check it out.
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Another blog that is on top of my list is Ferdz Decena's blog Ironwulf. I admire and at the same time envy this guy not only for the way he took his pictures but at the same time on the way he writes. He tells a story as if you are traveling with him. So, there is no more need to go to such places because he has already captured the essense and beauty of the place. One day, I wish that I could meet this guy and shook his hand and congratulate and at the same time thank him for his job well done.
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Two blogs worth mentioning are the blogs of two of my friends in highschool. During my highschool days, there are six of us who formed a barkada group called JANREM. We were really close during our highschool days but kinda go out of our separate ways in college. Except for one or to occassions, we rarely meet and see each other since high school graduation.
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To my surprise, two of them maintain regular blogs. Momar (the "A" in JANREM)has Flipped & Twisted - a blog of a filipino in the twisted us of a showcasing his rants, raves and ramblings, random thoughts (or not) about everything and anything under the sun. Movies, tv, dvd, books, coffee, food, places, people, concerts, shows, musicals, cities, restaurants and cultures. Momar is presently the editor-in-chief of Asian Journal and is now based in Los Angeles, California.
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My other friend is Mayette (the "M" in JANREM). We haven't talked in about seventeen years so I was really glad when she leave a note in my blog. She authors Everyday Ambiguities - a blog about anything and everything which showcases her literary prowess. She is now reviewing for the 2007 BAR, and I have no doubt that she will make it.
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Hmmm. Time flies do fast. Blogging really makes the world smaller.

7 comments:

  1. Hey. The Anonymous Lawyer is a series of books written by Jeremy Blachman. Review says the book will make you laugh out loud. But like the best satire, it will also make you think. It's a great read. Glad excerpts of it are in a blog.

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  2. Got this from one of the sites featuring the Anonymous Lawyer:

    The Anonymous Lawywr is a wickedly funny debut novel about a high-powered lawyer whose shockingly candid blog about life inside his firm threatens to destroy him.

    He’s a hiring partner at one of the world’s largest law firms. Brilliant yet ruthless, he has little patience for associates who leave the office before midnight or steal candy from the bowl on his secretary’s desk. He hates holidays and paralegals. And he’s just started a weblog to tell the world about what life is really like at the top of his profession.

    Meet Anonymous Lawyer—corner office, granite desk, and a billable rate of $675 an hour. The summer is about to start, and he’s got a new crop of law school interns who will soon sign away their lives for a six-figure salary at the firm. But he’s also got a few problems that require his attention. There’s The Jerk, his bitter rival at the firm, who is determined to do whatever it takes to beat him out for the chairman’s job. There’s Anonymous Wife, who is spending his money as fast as he can make it. And there’s that secret blog he’s writing, which is a perverse bit of fun until he gets an e-mail from someone inside the firm who knows he’s its author.

    Written in the form of a blog, Anonymous Lawyer is a spectacularly entertaining debut that rips away the bland façade of corporate law and offers a telling glimpse inside a frightening world. Hilarious and fiendishly clever, Jeremy Blachman’s tale of a lawyer who lives a lie and posts the truth is sure to be one of the year’s most talked-about novels.

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  3. Wow! Thank you very much for the kind words there. Glad people appreciate my work. Mas lalo tuloy ako gaganahan mag post nyan. hehehe.

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  4. Hello there. Interesting blog. I am glad I am learning a little bit about law. Wanna trade links?

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  5. @ ferdz - thnx for droppin by, ill be in Bohol from Sept 11 to 15, know any good place?

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  6. @ momiji - tnx for droppin by, ill be glad to exchange link w u.

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