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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Turning Trenta

They say "life begins at 40", it is the time when you are supposed to be financially established, acquired some properties , possibly have some bonds/stock shares tucked away. It is the age where you can mostly buy whatever nifty gadget that you might fancy. Spontaneously decide that you want to vacation in the resort/country that was advertised moments ago in the channel that you were watching.

Life is indeed good, no make that Great !

I think the very same statement applies pressure to people in their 30's or late 20's. The 30's is the make-or-break age group. This is the time when you should be cashing-in on your skills. Or have the necessary "smarts" to know how to invest your money or already pinpointed which business to invest in.

I'm turning 30 this december, that means I only have 10-12 years time to achieve some of the things mentioned in the first paragraph.

Is that a realistic timeline for me ?
Am I in the right field ?
Does the market appreciate my skills ?
Greener pasture ? Where ? Where ?

I'm going to be a daddy soon. More pressure. I need to do it right. So many people depending on me.

Reflecting on some of the points that i've read in Dr. Scott Peck's MD book (Road less travelled). Life is Difficult. The earlier you can come to terms with this fact means the earlier your life would seem easier.


Thirty years old... mag tre-trenta anyos na ako. Looking 5-7 years older than my actual age doesn't help one bit. In 3 years time maybe I can develop my own distinct DOM'ish flair. Call me Daddy-O by then. I'll be popular inside beerhouses though, coz I look absolutely papa-ble to the chikedees.

Uso pa ba ang pomada ? syempre kelangang groovy si daddy-o. Eh yung pabangong amoy floorwax ( meron ba nun? ) ? saan ba nakakabili nun ?



  • At 6:15 PM, Blogger Ka Uro said…

    pomada, di ba pareho din ng gel yon? pinalitan lang ng pangalan.

  • At 11:20 PM, Blogger Jovs said…

    Vin, masyadong malakas ang amoy ng pomada. Mwehehehe!

    Ka Uro, mas ma-sebo yata ang pomada kaysa sa gel. He he... at maamoy nga, mas amoy matanda.

  • At 5:17 PM, Blogger Senorito<- Ako said…

    Ka-Uro :

    Dehins mo alam ang Pomada ?? literally hair grease yun. :) Wala bang nag repapips sa family nyo dati ?


    Kamusta ?? long time no see ? Naulila na tuloy si warm-blankie.


    Nakupo... since malapit nang manganak si misis eh bumabalik na naman yung mga jittery feelings ko.

    Paano kasi hindi secure ang employment dito sa pinas. Last month lang lagas 20 ka-tao dito sa work ko.

    Kaiisip ng kung anu-ano kaya sobrang tanda na ng mukha ko.

  • At 12:54 PM, Blogger dwainmorgan4203 said…

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  • At 1:30 PM, Blogger kevinericks9019 said…

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  • At 1:34 AM, Blogger Jovs said…

    Pssst! Kelan ang lipad?


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