Sunday, May 31, 2015

Rest and work

Today I am resting because tomorrow I will start my employment with a law firm. I am grateful that I got two job offers after applying to only six law firms. I am also glad that the law firm is near my home so it's just one jeep ride away from home. I am happy that they offered the job to me and I will learn here.

The law firm has two partners, two associates and six paralegals. I already went to the office last Tuesday for a closing of a merger and acquisition. Everyone is good to me here. I am grateful that they treat me well and like family. I hope to be a great lawyer and do good work here.

There are so many things that I let go after I passed the bar exam. I exercised and blogged less often. Then my father died this month. I stayed up late during the wake and now I have bad acne. I want to be a better person. Let's do this.

Here are my goals for this month:

1. Learn and practice law.

In the first firm where I interviewed, the partners said that lawyers there attend one to two hearings and write one to two pleadings per day. That should be my standard. I should prepare to attend a hearing and write one to two pleadings everyday. I should be reading the laws, rules and jurisprudence often.

a. Review the laws.
b. Read new cases.
c. Attend hearings.
d. Write pleadings.
e. Blog on the law.


2. Stay healthy.

I asked the Army Judge Advocate on how to join the Judge Army General Service but I did not continue when I accepted employment with a law firm. I should still strive to be as physically fit as a soldier. I want to improve my health and fitness so that I could be prepared for war if need be.

a. Drink 6 glasses of water everyday.
b. Eat rice, vegetables and fruits every meal.
c. Exercise: walk half kilometer and strength train.
d. Have good posture. Sit straight. Do not read in bed.
e. Brush my teeth after every meal. Floss my teeth at night.
f. Be kind to my skin. Apply only one medicine at day or night.


3. Be happy.

After my father passed away, I remembered that life is short and can be taken anytime. I should continue doing the things that make me happy. I should also try to live and let live. I should allow others to be happy as well.

a. Learn a new song or hymn every week.
b. Draw or color in my sketchpad every week.
c. Attend a lecture or a cultural event every week.


Yesterday we went to Market Market. I was able to buy two white cotton shirts of my own choosing. Then we bought food at Mcdonalds. 

Today we just stayed at home. My cousin put oil and calamansi juice and massaged my hair.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Walk in the light

May 24, Sunday - Hear mass. Meet friend and blockmate at Market Market. Buy paper and powder. Browse white shirts. Walk to SM Aura. Uncle and aunt visit. Eat popcorn. Give car key.

May 25, Monday - Mother goes to Batangas. Drive car home from PAFCPIC. Submit notice of death to BIR. Inquire at AFPSLAI. Walk to MBAI. Apply at MBAI. Brother drives to office. Drive car home.

May 26, Tuesday - Go to office. Read merger documents. Eat lunch at office. Assist in the closing. Ride on Gate 3 jeep and walk home.

May 27, Wednesday - Thank classmates for their support. Walk to Bayani Road. Inquire at PAFCPIC. Walk home.

May 28, Thursday - Order pancit. Have affidavit notarized. Apply at PAFCPIC. Walk to chapel. Hear mass. Buy chicken. Eat for birthday.

May 29, Friday - Apply at AFPSLAI. Eat at Sbarro. Ask at LBC. Get PTR at Taguig City Hall. Walk to Levi Mariano Avenue. Commute to chapel. Watch Santacruzan. Hear mass.


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Apply and settle

 May 12, Tuesday - Pray during ninth day of father's death. Host lunch. 

May 13, Wednesday - Inquire at AMWSLAI and PAFCPIC. 

May 14, Thursday - Send CV and cover letter to Batuhan. 

May 15, Friday - Apply to Del Rosario, Bengzon and Manalo. Interview with RMB.

May 16, Saturday - Coordinate with children.

May 17, Sunday - Get father's personal belongings from Marikina. Drop off Lolo.

May 18, Monday - Interview with AMU. Request certificate of legal beneficiaries. Inquire at Loyola Marikina.

May 19, Tuesday - Go to Mosveldtt. Interview with AUD. Get IBP ID. Get certificate of legal beneficiaries. Get NSO birth certificates.

May 20, Wednesday - Go to Del Rosario. Interview with CCM. Go to Bengzon. Sign employment letter.


May 21, Thursday - Get father's death certificate from Calauan, Laguna. Inquire at Army Judge Advocate.


May 22, Friday - Go to Army Adjutant. Send letter request to Gieco.

May 23, Saturday - Supervise gutter repair.


Daddy passed away

April 27 - Prepare for signing.

April 28 - Sign the roll of attorneys.

April 29 - Ride the bus to Paoay.

April 30 - Lola Mommy is crowned queen.


May 1 - Host thanksgiving lunch.

May 2 - Rest at home.

May 3 - Daddy died today.


May 4 - Visit Daddy's wake.

May 5 - Move Daddy to Libingan.

May 6 - Binay visited wake.

May 7 - Rotarians sponsored mass.

May 8 - Speak in service.

May 9 - Bury Daddy.


May 10 - Celebrate Mother's Day.

May 11 - Manong flies to Alabama.

Eternal rest grant unto Daddy, O Lord. Let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.