My student just found out what my accounts are.
Oh boy. This is gonna be nasty.
If there's one thing that re-watching Major has taught me at the moment, it's that I need to find new dreams and set new goals for myself. Only then would I actually be able to grow and develop professionally. I felt so lost in the past few months with work, and now it's become clearer to me that the lack of a dream to pursue may have been the primary reason for this.
But I guess it was inevitable. After all, if I look back, I've pretty much achieved a lot of my main dreams. It's been a year since I've become a licensed teacher, and I'm all set to get my license ID within this month. And then there's the "better news" that I've been talking about last year (Hint: Topnotcher.) I guess with those things being settled, it looked as if I didn't have any dream to pursue further. In a way, I blame the 2012 "end of the world" mumbo jumbo for making me rush quickly to achieve this dream before I die.
Anyway, now that I've given much time in this, I think I've managed to create a new dream for myself. And that dream is to work in Japan.
Now this isn't the first time I've considered going to Japan. For someone who has called himself an "otaku" at some point in life, I've had a lot of reasons why I want to go there. Anime, manga, Conan Town, puroresu, nature...man, it just feels so enticing to go there. And with me being hooked again with Major at the moment, I might as well add Japanese baseball to the list.
But now that I'm a professional, I feel that I could now add some meaningful purpose into going to Japan. I personally want to learn more about their culture and the work ethic there. I want to learn more about how education is conducted there, without being limited to what I see in anime or manga. And personally, I want to know how it's like to actually live in Japan, not as a casual tourist, but as a temporary foreign resident. It also feels like a challenge for me to become more independent in my life.
The plan is for me to apply for a teaching position there. Admittedly, this dream will take time to fulfill, though. I need to catch up with learning Japanese first, and I think I'll have to start exercising and practicing my diet habits to prepare for what may be an aggressively low-cost life in the land of the rising sun. I'll also have to have better discipline with my work ethic as well, so as to keep up with the hardworking spirit that I may encounter there. And, most importantly, I need to save up on money for all of the expenses I need to make there.
I hope to achieve this dream by the age of 25 or 26. And just like Goro, I hope to come back to my home country in a few years with a new set of skills and knowledge to share to others.
Whether or not this dream does go out as planned, it doesn't matter to me at the moment. What's important now is that I have a dream that I can rush up to.
I think it's time that I adapt with the times. As such, I've decided to create a Facebook page for my artworks and all the other stuff I've been doing here in theOtaku. (I would've used my Facebook account, but I still want to keep my "mask".)
So for all my friends out there, you can go contact me in this page:
That should be all for now. Enjoy everyone.
Hey there. I'm just posting to say that I've survived the super typhoon that hit our city yesterday. I only got to post this now, since we did lose power for approximately 36 hours.
The typhoon was really strong, and it even uprooted one of our malunggay trees here. However, the impact was much stronger in the northern part of our province, where some of my relatives live. And apparently, that typhoon was one of the strongest typhoons ever in the world to make landfall. I have yet to see pictures of the devastation in those areas, since we were cut off with television and Internet for a good amount of time to actually know what has happened.
For now, I'm just glad we survived the typhoon without having to undergo much of the problems in water and electricity like we did more than a decade ago when a different super typhoon hit our city. I just hope the less fortunate ones would be able to rise up again from this really tough time.
That's all for now. Take care everyone.
Just a few weeks after our city suffered a strong earthquake that destroyed a lot of homes, hospitals, churches, and other structures, we're going to be facing yet another natural calamity. And it's in the form of a super typhoon.
The national weather bureau has already placed our area at storm signal # 3, and there's a good chance that it would be increased to storm signal # 4 (which would mean it is EXTREMELY strong).
Shoppers around the city have been in panic buying mode since last Wednesday. And that includes my own family as well. As a sign of how much people are panic buying, even the supermarkets that are usually quiet are filled with lines of customers.
There's a good chance we'll lose electricity by tomorrow, and we'll probably lose it within the next few days. So I'm just posting it now before the onslaught takes place.
Hopefully, there won't be that much of a damage now, especially since we're just recovering from the earthquake. But we'll just have to pray it out.
That should be all for now. Take care everyone.