Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Six Weird Things

Ianne tagged me for this one... it's 5:30 AM and I just got home from a set-up for an exhibit in Greenbelt 3. And I can't help myself... So here it is...


Tagged! This is what you are supposed to do. Cut and paste if you decide to participate in the tagging game.

Each player of this game starts off by giving six weird things about themselves. People who get tagged need to write in a blog of their own six weird things as well as state the rules clearly. In the end, you need to choose six people to be tagged and list their names.

After you do that, leave them each a comment letting them know you tagged them and to read your blog.


1. I am addicted to playing chess in my phone. And I hate losing yet I would impose a touch-move rule on myself all the time, half the time, I would have myself check-mated to hasten the game.

2. I don't eat cheese. I hate cheese. Of any kind... except mozarella on pizza occasionally (rarely).

3. My record in chatting in MIRC is 76 hours and 30 minutes of non-stop chatting without solid food and sleep. Thing is, it was in a cafe that charges sixty pesos an hour and the cafe was open for 24 hours a day.

4. You can leave me inside a homestore the whole afternoon and find me still lingering there closing time. The maximum time I would spend inside a clothes shop is 30 minutes.

5. I like to walk. Walking for me is one effective way in easing stress. When I was working in Budji, I would walk from Reposo to Rustan's in Ayala almost everyday. Thrice I have walked from Galleria to WackWack via Shaw.

6. My complete name is Gwyn Gunder Salazar Guanzon. I don't know what my parents were thinking when they gave me the name.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

excited and scared...

I resigned from Summit Publishing last December. I resigned from the company yet not resigning from work really.

It has been five months that I have been working as consultant. Basically the same work as I have been doing when I was still an employee. The best thing about it is that I am not required to press my thumb before entering the office on that machine which has a british accent. And yes, I am not 'required' to go to the office every single working day of the week.

A month later after having such status, I became consultant of another magazine. My non-requirement of going to the office every single working day became moot. I now go to Summit not because of some time-keeping requirement but because I need to-- it's work.

And thinking that I am officially a non-employee, projects sprout from all sides. I have developed branches and yes, twigs. Admittedly, I got excited with what the future holds for me now. When I was an employee, I had this bubble around me and everybody had this notion that all I do is style for the magazine. The bubble stopped me from doing other things yet at the same time, protected me from doing things I don't want to do. I got excited with what the future holds for me... excited and scared. The bubble is not there anymore.

Yet I get to explore more things. Soon, I will be entering another realm in media. I can still continue interior decorating. I can still style for magazines. I wonder what quality time is left for me after all these.

"Excited and scared.." as Little Red Riding Hood puts it in Into the Woods. She continues with, "Isn't it nice to know a lot. And a little bit not!"