Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

I’m just too busy!!! Been spending the whole of yesterday updating the highlights of the company page for next month. And I’m not finished yet. Although I have someone else to help me out, processing about 600+ images takes a lot of time and strain. Carpal tunnel syndrome alert!!! How I wish Photoshop is smart enough to analyze a photo and choose best compression for that specific photo. You can create an action or a script to open, resize, and save the photo to your desired compression and format but getting the most of compression and for it to actually look good on the web is another thing. You need a human to do this. But let’s see, Photoshop CS2 is on the way. Anyway, I’ve also been trying to update My name now appears on the credited organization box at the WebbyAwards site. Great!

By the way, Mavis and I went to a tailor last Saturday. We were in Seef Mall that morning and got to see some coats that are ready-to-wear. They were of good quality but I thought of going to the tailor so at least the suit I’m going to buy would fit me well. So off we went that night and found a tailor for such near our flat. I tried some ready-to-wear Italian suits but the cut was too long for me. This was maybe because Europeans are taller than Filipinos. So I just asked them to get my size and make me one. This would cost me 100BD. Well, it is more expensive than the ones we saw at the mall but still cheaper than if you have it done in the Philippines, I guess. And the cloth, Italian. Mavis was even suggesting that I have one made every year. Now I have to find out how to use a tie… And I still haven’t told you about the deal that I’m working on. It might be life changing. Will tell you more by next week or maybe after everything pushes through. Decision-making time again…

I just received news that the site I developed ( was nominated at the Webby Awards for the Best Personal Site Category. WOW! To think that the Webby Awards is considered as the most prestigious award honoring excellence in Web design, creativity, usability and functionality, being nominated as one of the best among 4000+ entries […]

It is the start of a brand new day. I have been fascinated with blogging ever since but never really found time to do it (or was I too lazy?). So here I am, trying to psyche myself into blogging, finding time and putting effort to it. I’ve always liked writing so hopefully I’ll find […]

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