Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Watch and live

I like how I can live vicariously by Facebook. When I see other people's status and photos, I feel like I am living their lives. Many of my Facebook friends were my batchmates in grade school, high school, and college who I haven't seen for years.

It's funny that I use "vicarious" because I only learned about the word in law school when we had to learn about the vicarious liability of employers, parents, and guardians. But I like reading, watching, and observing people. It must be the INFP in me.



Monday, December 30, 2013

Say goodbye

My aunt, cousins, and niece left this morning for America. We all had a good time here. It's back to winter for them and back to no baby for us.

I am starting a time log and to do list in my Moleskine journal in my iPad. I will keep track of time in 15 minute increments so it's easier for me. I hope to build my foundation habits so I have better health and do well in life. I will start with something that I can do for a month then aim for something a little bit better on the next month.

Health
1. Sleep from midnight to 7 am.
2. Eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
3. Walk to school and back home.

Home
1. Write my to do list in the morning.
2. Track time in 15 minute increments.
2. Dispose receipts and needless paper.

Work
1. Read provisions and digest cases for class.
2. Read provisions and reviewers for bar.
3. Write supervised legal research.

Play
1. Write in my blog.
2. Draw Quest.
3. Sketch pad.

People
1. Greet people on their birthdays.
2. Greet people when I meet them.
3. In silence, ask people about their life.

Spirit
1. Read the gospel from my email.
2. Say prayer of Jabez in the morning.
3. Pray and bless people at night.


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Eat load

I always seem to have cell phone problems during the holiday season. I will let the messages do the talking.

Me:

Hi! I receive a text from 2363 when I have load and it consumes my load. I loaded 100 on December 23 and 50 on December 26 and my load was gone. I texted STOP and DELETE to 2363 but it won't stop

Globe:

Dear Valued Subscriber,

Thank you for raising your concern. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you.

For us to better assist you with your concern, kindly provide us the following:
• Your 11-digit mobile number
• Reloading channel used for Php 100 and Php 50 (AutoloadMax, Share-A-Load, Call Card)
• Total deducted amount

We will immediately attend to your concern upon receipt of the above-mentioned information.

If still receiving offers and unnecessary messages coming from 4 digit Value Added Services access number, just reply it with CHECK to know the active subscription/s to that particular access number. Replying CHECK is free of charge.

Or unsubscribe your account by following the STOP, CANCEL, OFF, REMOVE, QUIT or UNSUBSCRIBE procedure on the lower part of every VAS (Value Added Services) messages that you will receive. Balance threshold is Php 2.50 to push unsubscription.

We hope to receive your response soon.

Me:

Hi! I'm XXXXX. My number is XXXXX. The loading channel is AutoloadMax. The total deducted amount was Php 145 to Php 150.

I already called the Globe hotline (7301000) and raised this concern. Globe will investigate this matter for five working days.

I also replied with CHECK to 2363. But their reply is: "You do not have any active subscriptions in 2363." So I can't unsubscribe from 2363 because apparently I am not subscribed to it.

I don't have any load balance right now so I can't use the push unsubscription. If I get load, it might be automatically deducted so I am not getting load for now. I also don't know of any subscriptions that I might have.

The reference ID for this Globe transaction is XXXXX. If you could help us in speeding up the investigation, that would be great! Thank you!

Globe:

Dear Valued Subscriber,

Good day!

Thank you for raising your concern. As checked, the reference ID: XXXXX was made dated 12/27/2013 11:00:28 AM. Please monitor feedback after 5 days. This is the standard monitoring time for the case.

Thank you very much for your understanding as we work on this matter.


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Be vocal

Here is my plan: I will write stories everyday. Here's my story for today.

We ate dinner at a restaurant. After finishing the food, my mother asked for a glass of water. She asked us if we wanted some. I said yes, but my mother didn't hear me. So the waitress came back with only one glass. So I had to ask the waiter to bring me another glass. My brother said that I should be more vocal.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Welcome

I am glad to have our relatives stay in our home. They are so chill and fun people. Our home is livelier because our niece plays and asks about everything. Thank you for being with us.



Saturday, December 14, 2013

Ten books

Ten books that have stayed with me in some way:

1. Four Gospels by Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
2. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
4. Noli Me Tangere by Jose Rizal
5. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
6. Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch
7. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
8. The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren
9. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
10. The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Aim high

Haha! I got 95 on our quiz. I made a mistake due to carelessness. I confused deaf and deaf mute with blind. We can do this, guys!

Sunday, December 08, 2013

I have Asperger's syndrome

Hi! I think I might have Asperger’s because I need to do the right thing, don’t have many friends, and have low social skills. But I can’t memorize well. My personality type is INFP so maybe I’m just extremely introverted, intuitive, and perceiving.

“You have to actually want to be close to one person.” While I want to marry, have children, and homeschool them, being close to people is a problem. When I am out of the house, I study by myself, eat by myself, and even watch movies by myself. I just go to class, listen, take notes, and recite as best as I can. I do things with people when they ask me, but I seldom ask them to do things with me. It would feel like I am imposing myself on them.

“You need to find the thing that’s going to work for you so you can have that one intimate relationship.” How do you find this thing?

“So part of getting along in the world with Asperger’s is accepting that not everybody has to have a high IQ job just because they have a high IQ.” I’m in law school because we had a legal crisis in the family. My family said to me that I could study in law school and do whatever the lawyer was doing. I knew about my personality type in college, but I didn’t know that it would be a bad fit in law school. I can’t memorize well, can’t think fast on my feet, and don’t compete well. Sometimes I think that I should have pursued art or stuck with being a researcher.

“The other thing you can do with work if you have Asperger’s is specialize.” I read the book Do What You Are, and the only job related to law is legal mediator. I can do that. I read a lot of self-help books, even though I don’t apply all of the ideas. I like the Myers Brigg personality test and think about the personality types of people I know.

“The person with Asperger’s needs to understand that they need a life partner and they need a job.” I understand that I need a life partner and a job. A job is something that I could do with hard work. When I applied for my first job, I applied for at least 100 jobs and got 10 interviews and 2 job offers.

But when it comes to having a life partner, my first thought is always, “Who would have me?” I like people but don’t want to be close to them. Should I apply what I did to get a job to find a life partner? I’m not even attracted to men. How could I date them? Maybe I should find someone like me.


Saturday, December 07, 2013

Create

Today I recited in intellectual property law, but I will still recite next week to resolve two seemiglt contradictory provisions in the Intellectual Property Code. We also had criminal law review, but no one was called there.

Tonight I went to the surprise birthday party of my cousin. Happy birthday! The last time I saw her was in November last year. Now I just met her boyfriend of one year and his family. I also met her cousins from her mother's side. Happy weekend!

I just discovered the Draw Quest app. It's very simple and fun to do. They give you an idea or a quest of what to draw. Then you can draw whatever you want using a brush, a marker, or a pencil. You can erase or undo previous strokes. After you're finished, you can just post it. If people like your work, they can give you a star. I own the copyright here because copyright vests upon creation.