Posted in Family, Pilipinas

Paskong Damdamin (A Christmas Feeling)


It’s a magical feeling. I’ll be home soon. After a year of being away from my family, it’s about time to enjoy one month of happiness far away from my workplace. I’ve been waiting for so long to hug and kiss my wife and my son.

I can’t help but thank God for His lovingkindness. He is awesome to lead us into maturity in Christ, guiding us to endure each and every challenges along the way. At the end of the day, His name will be lifted up in our lives, in our family. After all, that’s what we are commissioned for – to live life in the beauty of His holiness.

I am thankful that God guided me gradually to endure this homesickness. First, I have to leave my parents and siblings. Then, I have to leave my wife. Lastly, I have to leave my wife and my son. Truly it’s not an easy burden to bear, but as Relient K stated in their song ‘Let It All Out, “the end will justify the pain it took to get us there.”

This is a good time…indeed, a good time…

Posted in Family

Hello? Is It Me You’re Looking For?


Someday you will realize that your first overseas call is from your father

Delighted to hear your ‘a..e..’ syllables just like no other

As you listen to my voice in a language you don’t have a clue what it means

This made me feel you are close to me, or in my heart so it seems

Forgive me whispering to your ear these words of assurance

That I will always be there for you if I have a chance

As you grow so I will grow older

But not old enough unable to feel the thrill of us being together!

Keep this photo, it will remind you of one fact

That i love you and will always watching your back

Look at the mirror my son, that’s how I look like in my heyday

And you will see how handsome you will be as your hair turns to gray 🙂

Posted in TechTalk

Windows 10 – Stuck On You


Microsoft encouraged me to upgrade my current Operating System (8.1) into Windows 10 for free.stuckwin10 It’s uncommon freebie, especially Microsoft. Jumping on the hype, I understand that it’s their marketing strategy so why not?

This upgrade have 3 stages namely: Copying Files; Installing Features and Drivers; and Configuring Settings. The first two stages ran like a breeze, no hassle, no lag. However, the third stage kept me waiting for about 20minutes. BTW, I have an OCD of keeping a close watch everytime I’m reformatting/reprogramming my laptop. And because I’m impatient (and an idiot), I pressed the start button without releasing it, forcing the system to shut down.

Similar case: Stuck on 91% Restart or Wait?

It rolled back into Windows 8.1. Back to drawing board!

I’m re-downloading Windows 10. I’ll let you guys know if I succeed or fail (most likely, it’s not that I’m pessimistic about it. It’s just the fact that I’m dealing with Windows Operating System – well you know what I mean hehe)

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Update:

I dozed off while waiting to roll out installation for Windows 10. I reached the final step. But as I sign in my account, I am being bombarded with lots of “failed to execute” error. This reminded me of “illegal operation” error way back Windows 98 🙂

Frustrated, I switched off my laptop. I just can’t install Windows 10. So if you guys are being invited to upgrade to Windows 10 and you can’t help it but go ahead, please do these two actions:

1. Back-up important data. Over and over again we are being instructed to do so but we never learned.

2. Keep your internet connection fast. This can be overlooked in typical Operating System installations. However, in this case that Windows 10 is being downloaded from the internet to upgrade, then make sure to keep your pc connected – in the course of installation.

Guess what. I did not backed up my files. Lucky me, I’m uploading in the cloud (OneDrive) all my important files so I have nothing to worry. And I have fluctuating internet connection so lot of damages are done. But this did not stopped me from having a great day. My life revolve outside Windows. 🙂

Aftermath:

IMG-20150802-00003It’s about time to maximize the feature of my laptop. – the One Key Recovery. My system is now as good as new. I just have to get rid of “bundled freewares” that entangle with it.

Keeping in mind the two steps do not ensure us though that installation will work as a charm. Sometimes events happen randomly. We can take our chances anyway.

Piece of advise: Don’t upgrade to Windows 10, yet. Allow other users to experience the bugs and stress. Then Microsoft Team will gather these error reports and update their system. Wait for about 3 months. Then try this new Windows and may its beauty serve its purpose.

Let me know your thoughts and experience.. Thanks!