A Semi-Charmed Life: Mike's Journey

Learning things from scratch ...

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Programmer's ...Day





I will try to summarize in a way, living your life as a Programmer.

1. i wake up:

 (a) do hygienic stuff

2. (b) Eat,drink,vitamins(you'll need it)

3. a

4. Primp up, check your bag(if you are going to somewhere else like gym..(i do) or not)

5. Walk,bus,taxi,train whatever for you to be in the office before 10 am(9am to some)

6. 10-20mins checking articles,emails,tweets,blog post etc.

7. Start of work:

8. Lunch at 1 pm or almost 2 pm

9. get back to work (in real life you sometimes switch to websites,listen to music while bored or stress in a minute or so)

10. meeting if there are any(also applies before number 6)

11. continue coding (if you smoke then do it before this number)

12. 6pm... save all codes, absorbed all the stress left for tomorrow or the next week.

13. if you are like me, sometimes i can be in the office up until 2 hrs more since i do not want something hanging that i cannot solve or a bug pops out heheeh, even though there is no over time pay whatsoever.

14. Leave the office with your headache or smile in your face.

15. do number 5(but going home or somewhere else if there are things left in your life other than programming and geeky stuff)

16. change clothes

17. a

18. b

19. Computer again still checking what was left (emails , blog post,social networks,videos)
more time? watch a video or so... grab a snack or simply others still CODE (for me it depends)

20. read something technical(or not) or just get on the bed and sleep thinking about what happened today and will happen tomorrow...

21. REPEAT or if you have another version of this?

.... So do you want to be a programmer now?

*on the brighter side: you get an above average salary (think of the possibilities you can do with it.)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Have you found it?





 I have this way of needing to find “purpose” in what I do with my days that sucks the enjoyment out of everything.  Why do I do that?  Why do WE do that?  Why does everything needs a purpose?  Oh, I want so badly to just do what I love without an agenda.  Without thinking of how I could be better utilizing my time or how I could make money at it or how I could use it to “minister” to people.  


Although my work is something i like and still needs a lot of technical know-how, moving in to one path after another, taking risks, coding for me is just a means to an end. Having a purpose in Life (not just work) is something all of us should strive looking, picking up the pieces in your experiences every single day. But somehow that “purpose” is still missing and i wanted to find it so that i can just tell myself everyday i am living the dream i wanted without prejudice and experiencing the sweetness of doing nothing.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Living the Dream... or almost close to it ?

too bad ...

Have you ever told yourself that you are "Living the Dream" ? or at least close to it?

Does the goals you are trying to achieve make up that dream? 

Setting up our goals are quite difficult specially when you know you are enjoying things in an unplanned way. Honestly speaking how i wish i could say this expression when i am in my early 30's. But right now i am still putting up the pieces, climbing up the ladder, learning different and crucial things in life, but i guess those are the processes we need to experience and out of the blue you just thought that hey... i guess i am Living the dream and you can now wear this awesome shirt :


If you do, then just continue and nourish every moment of it share it with others and fulfill the rest of the things you think you still wanted to experience. After all Life is too short for us to think of the things that doesn't give us fulfillment and satisfaction. 

- just my two cents!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Everything happens for a Reason.



FYI: i am not lost, i just need to find something.


As promised i was supposed to blog things that happend throughout this journey , i guess i am too lazy to discuss it for now, it is almost 3 mos that i am living here and just felt different and learnt a lot of things and still trying to cope myself to the community. Nevertheless, it is hard for a non EU person to live here entirely knowing that another country which is much bigger and interesting is right across the border and you couldn't cross it. I guess that is the difference between them from us. All we need to do is make all these arrangements every time we need/want it. Honestly i am quite happy and a little bored to what is happening around me.

Happy because i met these very good and interesting people and still learning a lot from them from time to time and they are happy to have you, knowing a country's culture,tradition and history by your own eyes through living the experience is just a privilege for the few.

Bored, mainly because you need to have a new set of local friends for you to get along with the place and hang out normally, just like you were back home, secondly i am quite stuck here hahaha, third the place is really a tourist spot, that if you'r not an EU citizen you need to hold on to your life living here and find your spot in this country.

All in all it's all GOD's plan that i am here living and working for the better good... we'll take it from here....until then... Life's a Journey!