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Quitting smoking and losing weight....

For the past month, I have been on a personal "health crusade" of sorts. Quit smoking, started running and lifting weights regularly and watching what I eat. I don't really know what triggered this renewed health consciousness, it just sort of happened.

It's been 25 days (as of this blog entry) since I last smoked a cigarette. Strangely enough, quitting wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, or as others claim. A long weekend of solitude without any cigarettes inadvertently gave me a reason not to smoke for three days. On the fourth day, just thought to myself, "I lasted this long, why not quit for good?" That was more than three weeks ago...and I still haven't given in. There are still some temptations to light up, but it feels like I'm just after the ritual of lighting up and holding a cigarette...not actually a desire for nicotine. Perhaps it's because I have been smoking only for the past three years...and my preference for light and u…

On marriage, spouses, annulment and divorce....

I'm 32 years old, and I have been married once. That marriage had been over for the past five or so years, and declared null and void for the last two. Yet on occasion...like now for example...I still tend to reflect and ponder over it.

Divorce/annulment rates are on the rise, more so in developed and developing countries. I predict a trend: in a about a couple of generations...less than a hundred years...marriage would not be a prevalent custom or tradition between couples as it is today. It's just a matter of time before divorce/annulment rates take up a major portion of the marriage numbers...making marriage an inconsequential and insignificant undertaking.

Even now, we see the effects of this trend. Whereas marriage used to be an end in itself...a life decision...with lifetime consequences...it is common knowledge that marriage has not been as durable as a bond between couples as it was in the past. Instead, it is now considered more or less a stop over, a temporary and reve…

My first blog....

Hmmm...now what do I do...? :-) Blogging seems to be a popular activity as of late, and as one who always seems to have an opinion or something to say, I guess it was inevitable that I end up making one of these things for myself...so what the hey!?!?

Right now am a bit bored...nothing really happening as of late...a number of my officemates seem to be enjoying themselves with watching short porn clips of actresses...Diane Zubiri I believe? Ning (my somewhat "beautiful" [according to her at least...;-)] colleague doesn't seem to have anything better to do than scour my cell phone for forwarded messages that can be recycled....now another one is delivering a somewhat forlorn version of Frank Sinatra's "My Way." We sure paint a pathetic picture of life in one of the country's top GOCCs (Government Owned and Controlled Corporations)...and the funny part is...this is what we do everyday of our lives in this office. Hmmmm....a worthwhile use of taxpayer'…