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Turning Point 2019.

hey, the last time I’ve written an article is when, I guess I am waiting for my final interview,and it’s April 2019 now. starting the 2nd quarter of the year,
A lot of events happened, there was this moment of happiness, grief, resentment and depression.
Right after my last posted article,  I got hired with my dream job, yes. technically my dream job and position. It was one of the best moments of my life, my dream job with my dream salary. What else could  I ask for?We celebrated Holidays together by the end of 2018.. and I thought this year could be the best start of the year, thinking
I can fulfill my mom’s dream little by little.
Dec 30, 2018, early morning, my mom was rushed to the hospital, days after, January 1, she died. It was the most painful of my life. Seeing her lifeless, with all our hopes and dreams of being together. And then I asked myself, why now?I was waiting for my first salary to give it to her, as I happily told her that it was my dream digits, that i can buy most of the the things she wants in one fell swoop. I never questioned God for taking her, I prayed to God that she’s happy always up there.I really miss her. It’s like I lost everything. Now, I am enjoying my dream job and make the best out of it, I may be a handful to my superiors at this stage but I always make superiors
that I will try my very best.
I even joined my sister in her Financial Advisor career, I passed the licensing exam and i’m preparing for the training weeks from now.
I learned to value life more. I got consistent with my routines, ,waking up 4am in the morning,help sis in the kitchen,. and i
always have my packed lunch. I learned to value money more. As I have plans on investing on some properties.
I prioritized taking my health seriously. Even my outer self. I always wear sunscreens now and have everything moisturized.
I learned how to distance myself to a lot of people,. I think trusting is hard enough.
I got some new consoles and still keep the older ones . I do play on my free times.
I still fool around buying figs.. but I think i’ll be selling most of it some other time soon.
I can say I got only 2 real friendS? and I dont have any plans on incrementing them.
I am becoming exposed to most software infras and platforms, mostly using rest api’s with my work,.
I learned that it is fun to have virtual work mates,since we are from diff countries,They are really good people.
I got stronger /longer patience than I had before. and it feels good not to have pointless arguments
i usually go home after work or eat out alone if I wish to.
I love my sibling and nieces more and spend most of the time with them,
I really want to drive my own car, but i think thats not possible now,
I was able to buy another led monitor and I really enjoy its wide screen and high reso.
My childhood crush responded to my linkedin message for the first time in forever. 🙂
I have surrendered my future love life to God. I m too lazy to find him.
my superior said he’ll be uploading my first package in github, it was one of my dreams. I really worked hard for that.

Still I don’t know what lies ahead of me. I trust the process. I will live life to the fullest and make the most out of it.



It’s been..more than a year since my last sentiment. And I just read my last post about a year ago or so.

As soon as I realized that I can always drive my own wheel, (my own life literally) I did make a lot of choices, best decisions and big moves this year.(2018).

I did spent the remaining months of 2017 moving on, moving forward, taking life, more quality time with my family, fooling around with my toys(actions figs) and still, learn learn learn new things in software development.

I was really broken the last time I made an article about how my life was going.

And what happened after that?

I TOOK RISK. Yes, I took so many risks.Like I valued myself and my family more than anything. I cared for my own happiness too much that I became naive and selfish to break rules. I took every chance I got to make myself happy. To relieve the pain. The pain that was never gone.

I also took some mobile development classes by the last quarter of 2017 with superdad. We spent the remaining months together at work doing machine repairs, updating digital signages and learning new  programming tutorials across the web.

First quarter of this year, I decided to look for a new job / company. I resigned on my first job of almost 4 years. It was really sad to part ways with my superior (superdad). We agreed to form our own on a year or so.

I was hired as a software developer on a local software company. I was really happy that finally I have something new to work with. I got friends there like I never had on the latter. I got a chance to be with a team.To argue with real test engineers that also became good friends. I was so enlightened to be with working with real software developers. I troubleshoot, debugged, enhanced client installed software that company owns. It was fun. I even rented a space  with my office mates in a condo nearby to accommodate my late nights overtime. It was my first time to be spending nights away from home. I enjoyed debugging stuffs the whole time. It was also my first time to join a team building.

It lasted for 4 months. I was asked by my uncle to join/ help him on a project from a near relative. It was for a gambling software and considering family issues and learning experience I can gain from it, I took it.

I resigned and gave up all the joys I had in that company. I have made friends there. They are great people too.

We started with the project with (my former dev mate-L to join with us). Freelancing is great but took almost all of our time. It was an unfavorable set up that shorten our freedom of being (call ourselves 20’s kids). We finished the first one which lasted for more than 2 months and tested and deployed in the province. I faced several family related issues, hardships of understanding the differences. There were also terrible days and moments that I just rather want to go home and sleep all day. We are well-paid but then, we lost freedom and we’re not happy.

Happy moments I can remember is that I learned to take care of myself,physically with the help of my dev-mate L. She was almost  a sister to me.  We talk about our lives and hardships while working. We can say we learned a lot with each other for month of being together. I gained skills in web development like she was in mobile development. PHP, javascript and other design paradigms. The software was deployed and in production now. I was still the admin for I dont know how long. The other project was still hanging and I am still doin’ improvements for it. I lot happened last October which resulted for us to part ways. We are in good terms with them and looking forward to have new projects with us.

I’ve learned many truths about life during these past year and so.Let’s include shutting off all my social media accounts and less association with toxic people.

1.Life may be tough sometimes but we should be able to stand up for ourselves and choose the right path. People will take advantage of you but you  will have to help them anyway.

2.You may love someone new but it doesn’t guarantee that they can love you like you love them..

3. The pain is never gone. It’s always been there. It may hurt you once those memories haunt you.

4. Family is the most important pillar of your life.

5. If you have too much and you just need enough, be kind enough to help others who are in need.

6. You still have to trust people in the process of life.

7. Dream big.Family is the best motivation.

8. Patience is really a virtue.

9. Career is most important in your 20’s.

10. Don’t be afraid to fall in and out of love again.

I can say I did learn a lot by TAKING RISKS. And I am not afraid to take more.

My dev-mate L came back in the corporate world as an android developer and today is her first day.I was really happy for her and her career .

I’ll be on my final interview tomorrow and hoping to get hired also. I’ve been praying to God to give me this opportunity as their System Developer.





Failing forward.

It’s been a while. It’s been months since I was so motivated to enhance my skills in web development. And I guess, this time, I’m back on track.

Months of struggling and back and forth process of moving on.A sudden stop on my motivations is necessary to allow myself to breathe.. or to realize where I really wanna go or what I deserve.. I must admit that heart break could be the worst reason for this. But then, time heals everything. Yes, I must admit I was a quitter sometimes. I just instantly lost my motivation to anything whenever personal issues are involved. Then I will miss the old me.I realized that everything can change in a blink of an eye. Happiness can easily turn into sadness. Joy to grief. Amuse to disgust. Motivation to procrastination. All we have to do is to figure out the reason behind.Then those heartaches you never thought you can’t forget. And now you see yourself smiling because you cannot remember any pain of yesterday ..because God gave you someone better to make you realized you have worth and that can..maybe..change your life forever. And you will always try to wake up as a better person everyday because someone doesn’t want to see you unhappy, and you have to make them happy too. That you have to strive for the best because you have a home ..and a big family to support and care about.Your family who’s always been there for you no matter what. And that they are the people you have to care and cherish the most.

And then you learned how to let go. Let go of all the PEOPLE and things that makes you unworthy and unhappy. Things that make you forget who you really are and what you want to be. People who made you feel that you almost hit the ground for them. People who’s not worth your time and endless efforts. You will learn to burn bridges and to choose between the wrong that can make you happy and the right thing that will make you miserable. To ignore what people might say and mind your own business. To be able to weigh friendship and love interest. To always ask yourself “is it worth it?” before and after you’ve made a decision to anything that involves you heart.That if a person you know cheats with their spouse, that person might as well take advantage of his friends too.

And then you let go of all the sad songs who used to accompany you during those heartbreaking moments and grief. You also sold the ticket for the concert of this fav emo band who used to sing those sad songs. You will listen to your new playlist like having happy lullabies. You will learn how to press the next/skip button on your phone to ignore Taytay’s sad songs in her album. You will forget all the those sad lyrics that used to be your favorite poetry. Next thing you know, you were singing your new favorite songs next to your favorite person in the world, and it feels good not to care if your voice is a noise.

Then you will ask God, “what did I do to deserve everything?”, and saw yourself waking up early Sunday morning to go to church and felt relieved. After years of ignoring Sundays with Him, you realized that it feels good to repent and bring yourself back to Him.

Sunday routines of household responsibilities are still there. This time, less complains, less arguing with your beloved sister who used to leave you for a mountain hike. You will find it cute to spend time with your only brother and treat him to a movie once in a while. You will treat your nieces as your little sisters and enjoy listening to their stories and mature enough to understand them throwing tantrums. Spending time with your mom or at least don’t let her eat at the dining table alone was no match to some fine dining with your friends. You will throw more respect to your sisters and whoever related to them because they brought you up in a good way and that thought of paying them back someday will always stay in your plans.

Because you have big dreams for you, your family, your love ones and your friends, you will take care of yourself, in all aspects. Physically, emotionally,spiritually. You will become aware of how people behave and dig dipper to reasons why they are what they are.Why they do what they do. Brighter side of anyone will always win in your heart.

Learning to distinguished what you need vs what you want will save your pocket. You will minimize spending on your expensive collections because there are other things that can make you happy too and worth spending money too. Savings will save your future. Learn to invest and save. Having expensive things doesn’t make you cool or will make your status higher. Save the trouble and be simple. Publishing your whole life in social media is a waste of time. People don’t care anyway. Having a father at work who treats you like his own kid is so life-fulfilling compare to your paycheck. You will need more time and effort to grow than asking for a big paycheck. Effort is rewarding. You will always need to think if someone is worth your trust or time.

You will learn how to be sweet to someone again like you can choose how you want your milk tea will be. Time management is your best friend if you are in a software field and don’t want to disappoint your significant other. It is not necessary for everyone to know how good or successful person you are, mostly your relatives. It always pays to be humble.

I am looking forward to post more about getting back in this field. This time, for sure. This is how I live my life now. And there’s more to life that I look forward to. Learning from your mistakes and embracing the perks of failing forward.




Acceptance Stage

Days are fast approaching. Can’t believe it’s almost April next week! Haven’t post anything for the last weeks. But I still..keep moving forward.along with the heartbreak.. almost at.. the acceptance stage of grief. I am digging so much in Javascript and PHP.. site is still continues.,and hey.. Codefights! From time to time, I always manage to take some. Still at Level 2 of Arcade. 🙂 But still..moving forward of course. I’m learning to strum new songs on the guitar at least 1 hour or any free time at home..if I’m not coding. It’s fun. I’m at client’s most of the time, assigned as one of the CSP for the cheque scanners that our company carry. Having a good time with the hardware side! And I think I’m getting fat.After I finish the site and get a good grasps at both PHP and JS, I’ll go with Jquery and Laravel.

Re-Building my Company’s Site

Day 1.:

Hello! I’ll be documenting my step my step guide in building our Company’s website.

Starting from the basic, wire frames through HTML, CSS with Bootstrap, JavaScript and other fundamentals in developing a site.

  1. Creating the index.php  – the main page of the site. I first construct wire frames with The Grid System – Bootstrap.

I have here the following:

  1. Header (1 col) “header col-md-12”
  2. Navigation (2 cols) “header col-md-6”
  3. Slider  / Side bar Right (2 cols)  “header col-md-12”
  4. Footer (3 cols.) “header col-md-4”wireframe

Beware in putting too much border size. This happened when I put 2px on one grid.  Overlaps the other grid.


Snippets of my CSS and HTML code for wire frames.

divs css_divs

Running MySQL Administrator and XAMPP Simultaneously -Tricks

This has been the issue that I’ve been trying to solve. I tried all the tutorials but nothing worked in my case. I decided to dig deeper because I will again, loath myself for not making this work. Since I am using XAMPP for my web development and Mysql Administrator for my .net development at work.. and it would be too much to access them on a separate PC or to manually stop and start the services . So this really has to work. Here we go:

First, I assume that you already changed the PORT on which MySQL will listen by default, it’s  3306. If not, you can refer to some tutorial on how to Change that port. They cannot listen to the same port so we need to change one. What I did with mine is changed xampp mysql to listen on port 3307. You can change that on the Config my.ini file. Others also change it on the php.ini file. It should look like this. You see that 3307 Port. 


Since the MySQL in  XAMPP is working, let’s leave it that way for now.

Next is to configure the MYSQL Administrator. If you already configured it the first time, we can still re configure it through Mysql Instance Config Wizard.

Reconfigure it then — this is what did the trick. Change the Service Name to anything other than MySQL.  For what I’ve noticed, everytime I uninstall the service of Mysql on Xampp, Mysql Administrator will not also work because they have the same SERVICE NAME!


Hence, it should look this way in Services list. Notice that both are already running. MySQL1 for MySQL admin and mysql for XAMPP.


Now, you can see them both running simultaneously and peacefully. 🙂  Hope this helps!


When world is falling apart, cheer up and code.

Happy February!

I’m done with my Web development course last week and now I’m back to work. I always find time to practice web dev at home or when my job doesn’t require to be taken home. It was actually a .net application., quite Far from web dev environment.

Lately I suffered from this thing called “</3”. I won’t elaborate any further but it just feels like.. an argument within a loop.. and it hurts recursively. Even so, it adds to my motivation to code more. Though I feel like a shattered method.. with undefined variables.. I just have to cheer myself up.Life goes on and so does my job.

Right now, I am continuing the development of a desktop app. The one that I’ve been digging holes with API’s because it’s a kind of a machine integrated program.

Particularly, it is from EPSON. With my web development class last week, I met OOP again. That was the first time I ever appreciated OOP more than before. Though I use some of its method. That OOP throw back class was an effective wake up call or should I say, “hey, follow the standards!”.

There are three goals that I have in mind to finish by March. A-B test not included.

  1. To apply the IQA measures upon scanning. Though there were default values, what client’s preferred output should be prioritized.
  2. To apply the printing of username while scanning of checks.
  3. To put the double detected checks (MICR) to reject pocket which I’ve been working for weeks now.

Or I will loath myself if I wasn’t able to do those three.

It’s 2017, I am still coding.I am still Procrastinating. Is this really for me?

Happy New Year. It’s been so long since my last post. Yes. It’s 2017. And I am still coding, understanding APIs, implementing ideas, logical steps for something to work.

It is the time when I’d stop and think, why is it so long for me to accomplish something. Is it that hard? Am I procrastinating that much…or am I losing interest.Setting my mood is a challenge. I don’t know. I am developing a new system.. certain requirements.. I’ve been digging with the API’s of this machine to make it work. I knew to myself that it is not that simple to understand.. Since I’ve been doing this for almost three consecutive years.  Other things bother me ..emotionally.mentally. I’ve been trying to draw motivations..until now. I’ve been debugging this for months now.The fact that it is not something you can google off or no forum to get some help with. I think I will break this F11 on my keyboard. I know I still need a lot of time for this. Hardest part is, I will be learning new programming language for 4 days.. starting tomorrow. (my boss required me to.)

I will do my best.Maybe I will start off with personal, emotional issues that bugs me lately. I am writing this, so when that day comes , I can look back and say that I didn’t quit. I may get tired with this profession but I can always stand up.

and it feels like I’m running out of time for my dreams to come true..

Lately…I’ve been day dreaming a lot. Wondering all about my dreams. And every time, I feel motivated then..there’s always these Hows.. It may sound like I’m chasing after success.. but I don’t practice that method. Believing everything will happen and fall into place ..i guess is enough for my thinking. But is it like.. I am running out of time. 😦  Then at the other corner of my says.. believe in yourself and work hard.

Maybe because I feel a little bit dizzy and sick now. It was  a bad rain this morning and I did hope I can go home early today. 😦  I woke up at 3am to finish the remaining requirements and code other functionalities for our demo this morning and test the hardware. It went well and now I’m back with a masterpiece that I’ve been investing my time with. When I am designing a UI..seems like every thing distracts me. And now I end up looking for a house and lots and condos for sale online. and I was like..”that expensive?””it cost a lot!”.. this is insane. Then the positive brain response told me to write this here so someday if I have that house and lot that Ive been dreaming… I will laugh at myself for not believing in myself.





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