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Stolen

For my 1000th post, I would like to make a public service announcement:

Earlier this afternoon at the Robinsons Metro East Grand Mall, my wallet and mobile phone were stolen. So contacting me through mobile would be impossible until I secure a new phone and number.

Naturally, I have been sorely inconvenienced.

That's the problem with mall shows featuring major stars--there ought to be regulation prohibiting such events in venues too small. The multipurpose area of Robinsons Metro East Grand Mall could not hold the crowd, particularly this crowd who wanted to see Robin Padilla. It was a stampede waiting to happen.

My pockets were low (about knee-high) and deep and even had flaps over them. Whoever picked them must have been really vertically-challenged, or a kid. And very experienced with crowds, seeing the sardine-can proceedings as an opportunity.

And to think all I wanted to do was grocery shopping and buying a gift for my nephew. He turned seven today.

Well, hello there....

This is officially my 999th post.

Last month, I only posted once on this blog, a stark contrast to those days when I'd be revved up to posting everyday--twice a day, even. Recently, motivation has taken me elsewhere, and the astrologer I consulted told me that I was at the tail end of a creative cycle. So the slump I've been experiencing is serendipitously aligned with the stars. Felt that way, too.

A couple of months ago, I resigned from Summit Media. I thought to myself that, perhaps, trying my luck again as a solo creative would turn for the better. I had my laundry list of activities ready for ticking. However, the company head honcho contacted me and offered me a promotion, to be part of another department. Naturally, I felt important, but I was anxious, too. I have never experienced being "promoted" in my 18+ years of employment.

Plus, there's my lack of experience. The new job required me to conceptualize advertising materials, but I spent less than four mont…