Health, Life, Music

Playlist for my Nike+ run tonight

Ah I have more songs in the playlist case I do more… but tonight it went up to song 13.
  1. Be Yourself – Audioslave
  2. The Plot To Bomb The Panhandle – A Day To Remeber
  3. Blessed With A Curse – Bring Me The Horizon
  4. Meant To Live – Switchfoot
  5. If It Means A Lot To You – A Day To Remember
  6. Writing on the walls – Underoath
  7. With your friends (Long Drive) – Skrillex
  8. Thrones – Azure For Janne
  9. H.M.A.S Lookback – The Amity Affliction
  10. Sticks & Bricks – A Day To Remember 
  11. We Are Rockstars – Does It Offend You, Yeah?
  12. Pull Out My Insides – Does It Offend You, Yeah? 
  13. Head First In The River – Envy On The Coast
Total: 13 songs out of 26, 55:43 total time play.
Tomorrow gotta put in some Red Hot Chilli Pepper! Probably some Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park too. Reliving early high school tomorrow!
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Nike + Run day 2

“Nike+ | 5.03k in 38.5mins, pushed a slightly relaxed workout to 7k, finished in 54:40 mins, burned 651 calories Yay! #rfts @nikerunning”

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Nike + Run day 2

Nike + Run day 2

“Nike+ | 5.03k in 38.5mins, pushed a slightly relaxed workout to 7k, finished in 54:40 mins, burned 651 calories Yay! #rfts @nikerunning”

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Portraying yourself in a world of assumption.

In my line of work, I guess we have a stereotype of where each person belongs to. We meet new people all the time and automatically place a job label according to how you dress, your outlook appearance and where you are positioned in the office.

When I first joined the Black Pencil. I came in dressed as how a Brand Executive or “Suit” should do. Buttoned down tucked in shirt, slacks, a nice tie fitting for any moment where you have to meet a client. 

We would do that as a fresh newbie who joined in the mix of a new atmosphere, feeling the vibe of the people, the environment around you. And you would see that you stood out like a fillet of salmon in a salad bowl full of greens, and everyone will know that you are that new guy in the office. 

So I spent time observing how everyone dresses, designers, copywriters, veneculars, GMs, ADs, Production, Studio, Brand teams.

So from that day of observation, I see how the creatives are themselves, in how they dress, but in a neat and presentable and artsy way, being themselves mainly cause they don’t usually meet clients, which was cool, cause it’s them being comfortable and themselves in an environment that bring heaps of demands to the table on a daily basis. For me, the days where I will be in the office, my colleagues who knows me would call me the rogue BE (Brand Executive), for me to wear jeans, flannel shirts, or even a t-shirt, would be unacceptable in the eyes of the client servicing personnel. 

The Brands would usually be the ones suited up. But still a touch of semi-formal neatly ironed button down shirts untucked over a pair of jeans (not faded), with clients in their black and whites, with the “yeah they are a creative agency, that’s how they dress up.” deemed acceptable in the eyes of clients during a meet. While for me I will always have a set of formal apparels and black shoes in my drawer in case of an impromptu meet, or when a black tie event comes around. 

But it comes to a point where people would guess wrongly nowadays on their appearance vs. their job titles. Just yesterday a group of us headed out for lunch when one of the guys (Arc AD) introduced himself to us, and he would guess our job title during our salutations. 

“Ah you must be a designer.”

 

“Nice to meet you, you’re an AD (Art Director)?”

 

“Ah so you are in servicing?”

Funny thing is how it is so true that most of us would all be dressed our parts in each department of the Agency. My fellow Brand Executives would be wearing their blouses, lady suits, cocktail dresses, or for the guys the slacks and the jackets with the buttoned down shirts and complimentary ties. Now that yesterday I was wearing a folded sleeves checkered shirt (which is now really beggy and loose, from my fitness regime that I’ve been doing), with my faded charcoal jeans and Nike sneakers. 

Arc AD: “Nice to meet you Danny. So are you a writer?” 

 

Me: “Nice to meet you too man. No I’m a Brand Executive.” 

 

Arc AD, with a confused and surprised look: “Really? Well, you dress more like a writer, definitely do not look like an AE! I mean she looks like

an AE (pointing at my Brand executive colleague) but not you!”

Then we went on with the rest of the group on how each of us look, and came to a conclusion that now it’s different. From the early days of Advertising where everyone wears suits including creatives to today where now we are segment stereo typically by the image we fashion ourselves to the norm in the eyes of each beholder. Though sometimes it would be nice to dress like Don Draper at points.

Dress like how we ourselves would like to be seen in our roles through our actions, fashions and confabulations. That brings out our individuality, the rogue, solitary atmosphere and vibe you give. 

Though I know at some point in the near future, where I will grow to appreciate words and its expressive language and music. 

 

 

 

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The Hyde in Me.

Lost my voice to scream a lullaby.

If i were a musician singing on the street I would probably get stones thrown at me. I be my imaginary audience.

If I were on the street playing an instrument. A passerby or two, would stop to listen, that’s about it really.

Backburners, scattered cards. things that happen in the past, I believe you came for a reason, that’s to ruin me, to bring me down to tears and draw scars and bruised knees, but You picked me up and made me turn again.

Now reality is here, knowing it will be a pebble off the shoreline, worn down to a sediment in the sands, lost in the depths of Mariana’s Trench, washed up in the seashore by night. High, dry, beached in the burning sun.

Oh how cruel when everything is just a beautiful portrait of your disguise,

a facade that’s what it has been all along. Little did I know I have been deceived

to believe , that is so cruel and deceitful.

When I fade out from the forefront, how would I have wanted to be remembered?

Did I live the life meant to be for me? Heck, I could easily let my impetuous self go,

to hear the recalcitrant cold chill whispers, transcending goosebumps up my spine,

to let go of the rope that burns my hands. The struggle to live and hold on

to a hope for better days to come.

This is the Hyde of me.

Triggered by the past, fueled  the burning chambers of sorrows and wounds.

A civil war bared and fated to my hands and from within me, a burden to bear.

~Reach for the Sky~

Dan

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Fast track to the present! Part 2

On my personal note and how I’m coping with life…

I realized I’ve changed so much… And I find in this stage of my life, in fascination of learning more about who I am and what I am to be come.

I’ve so many things that I wanna do and achieve at work and out of work. My Career, Music, the bands, self improvement in my cooking, getting back into my fitness  getting my room organized (which never happens), and hanging out and meeting new friends. serving in Church, food venturing and my deepest dreams.

It all bared down on me for the longest time that I should do something and this is the ultimate litmus test to get me to where I want me to be. I am at cross roads making major decisions now on where I want to be and with whom I want to share it with. I’ve been so blessed and touched by all the things that happened in my life since coming back from Bangkok, but now I need to hear the call and to make the right decisions to continue to move forward.

Right now I’ve got a lot on my mind on what I’ve to do next. I know after making this colossal of a  decision, it is about moving on and not looking back, cause I know that God has a plan for me and it is up to me to make things happen, as nothing will happen if I do not move.

I know I probably sound emo right here… but I’m feeling anxious and excited at the same time to discover and wait for how I will paint my future.

I know here it may seem real vague on what I plan to do, so for those of you who want me to share my testimony and what I’m up to, lets talk and meet me in person over coffee and let me tell you. I’ve a plan to reach for the sky, I may not see them now, or I may just catch a glimps of the dream, but I know they are there hiding behind the clouds.

I tweet @danRFTS

I meet digital faces here.

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Fast track to the present! Part 1

It’s been awhile…

OKAY.

IT’s been a LLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNGGGGGGG time since I last blogged! I can even hear imaginary echoes in my dusty old blog.. I even start to think that “Diary of Danny” is so weird now, it definitely needs a major switch up in here!

See… I got distracted and just spent 15 mins playing on the guitar and forsaken this poor poor blog… sigh…

Hmm… So what have I been up to lately….

So lots of stuff has been happening since my last blog post on Sept 11, last year.

I’ve been so busy with getting used to the working life since I graduated. It still seems so surreal even till now that my uni and highschool days are over even tho they feel strangely like they all happened recently.

I liked the fact that my work place feels like another haven, a whole big and awesome Alpha family that I see every weekday, work with, have great lunches and conversations with and people that I can count on and be part of a team that make things work! It is definitely such a blessing to have colleagues like these, whom I’ve learnt so much from the past 6 months that I’ve been here, and everything went by so fast, and to me, I feel that I’ve known them longer than reality, that I can even have the privilege to call them my friends.

Alpha 245 - Christmas 2011

Yes we are indeed a crazy, wacky, funfilled, never ending energizer family. And that’s me in the bottom right of the photo (above), with my long hair. Now I’ve a total different hair do totally!

 

AHM 2012

Well here you go (See above)! Short and more presentable I feel for work and anywhere. I feel good as well cause I’ve never had a satisfied hair cut ever in my life, this is pretty close to what I was looking for. So for those of you who didn’t know, that’s why I just kept my hair long, since I can’t get the hair cut that I want.

But fret not! I’m still the same Danny 😀 Seee…. (pict below)

Alpha gatherings

Yes its me… and I love food… as you can see…

 

Comic of Me

As you can see…. this comic above was made by my Alpha Boss. D: So yes… I’ve developed to be a character in a non-fiction comic! Crazy Alpha team!

Btw! I’ve also just finished my 6 months probation period at Alpha as of 15th Feb!

 

Confirmation

You are now lookin at the latest and confirmed ALPHA245 Brand Executive! : )

Yeah! Like a boss! P :

Hahah!

So that is a summary of my work life, I was really hoping for an increment, not now,  but I know that I’m not to worry as He has surprises in stored for me, as I know that I gain everything thru Him when I place Him first. I  really have to thank God for the doors He opened in my life and how He showed me that I can be who I’m today, a molded and changed person for the better, from me being who I was in the past, today and what He holds for me in the days to come.

I guess this is a cause of celebration that I’m now a permanent Burnetter and a proud Alpha245 BE.

For those of you who may not know yet…

I tweet @danRFTS and meet digital faces here.

 

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