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Saturday, August 21, 2004
should you marry an auditor?

I have a professional woman as my wife; a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She uses LIFO method while taking out the refrigerated food. She thinks I am no good with numbers. Fine with me, for now she handles the budget of the house. Initially she used to send me a bill at the month end, but when I told her that I am not her client but her husband, she asks for the money in advance. The expenses had been rising steadily over the months, so one day I snooped into the papers maintained in a current file. No wonder! She was charging mileage and overtime to the house budget. She is crazy, I tell her but she corrects me. No honey, I am the auditor. I fail to see the light. Every scarp of the paper in our house is filed. She tells me as per some ordinance she must keep a copy of every thing for at least ten years before destroying it. I am worried. The other day we had an hour-long fight. Later, I got to know that she had charged that hour to a client of hers, in the time sheet. My time was put down as unoccupied. She says that she loves me and I tell her that I love her too. However, she never believes me. She says that there is a susceptibility of it being a misstatement. Duh! She wants my representation on this! Last year our house accounts got a qualified opinion I had not kept the supporting etc. of my purchases. Not a long time back my brother’s wedding was to be solemnized. Wedding cards had been sent. After some time I started receiving a steady trickle of letters. I was puzzled until my wife explained that external evidence was more reliable. She had called for confirmations from all those whom cards were sent. When she cooks: my wife at times does not go by recipe. Where the recipe says add half-teaspoon vinegar, one teaspoon black salt or one teacup of water, she ignores them. She says that they are not material when taken in context of whole meal being prepared. She is crazy, I tell you. Surprisingly everybody calls her an auditor, instead. I checked the dictionary and it did not state that an auditor is a synonym for crazy. The dictionary must be outdated. When we got married, she had given me an Engagement Letter and I had said how cute-how sweet. Now she gives it to me every year saying that he r standards state that it must be sent anew if there is any indication that I have misunderstood the objective and scope of engagement. Huh! Apart from sending me the engagement letter once again she says I can’t get rid of her just like that. She says that she has the right of being heard before I appoint someone else. Phew! For a minute, I thought that we had jeopardized our going concern status. Duh! Dare I say so? I am told by one of my female colleagues who are married to a CPA that the scenario is even worse when the guy is a CPA. Apparently, he capitalized the wedding expenses as preliminary expenses and is writing it off every year. Also the time he spent dating his wife before marrying her is still under consideration for valuation… valuation of intangible assets. So guyz please think twice… should u really marry a CPA? And yes please discount it by the appropriate rate to arrive at the present value of the risk of doing so!!!!!!! (An Auditee For Life)(from ola's bulletin) ############# This from Lhyrics bulletin

Posted at 08:30 pm by glennbalo_79
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004
time before

this one.
this one.
this one.
this one.

to give one last.
to give one last.
before the sun sets.
to give one last.
to give one last.

take time.
take time.
to hold it before it gets old.
take time.
take time.


Posted at 11:00 am by glennbalo_79
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Tuesday, June 29, 2004
lakat waray

since it's payday today, i am planning to
treat my brother, my cousin, my bestfriend,
my uncle and my girlfriend.

i don't know where to take them.
bahala na kung ano mamaya.
since kasama girlfriend ko,
bartolina is out of the list.
pero tingin ko gigimik nalang kami the "taclobanon" way
or the "waray" way.

i will try to enjoy as much as i can.
savour the time with them because my
brother will be going back to tacloban maybe next week.
it's also hard to gather this people in one gathering.
that's why i am really having a hard time planning.

i think i have to contact boyet if his place is available.
maybe we could drink first there and then maybe, just
maybe, we could decide from there where we want to go.
my consideration is my girlfriend . there are just things
that we could not do if my gf is around. like you know what.

since it's my call and i will be the one to call the shots,
it's all up to me, and i have still 4 hours.


Posted at 12:57 pm by glennbalo_79
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Monday, June 28, 2004
current state

pahinga muna sa pagba-blog. wala sa mood.
pag medyo nasa mood na naman.
madami kasi nangyari.
tsaka andito ang kapatid ko at
bestfriend ko sa probinsya.
kaya ang iniisip ko lang ngayun ang
maagang makauwi.

Posted at 12:37 pm by glennbalo_79
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Friday, June 25, 2004
what to do when you have nothing to do at the office.

first, pretend that you are doing something.
it's a mortal sin in the office when everybody
is doing something and you are just day-dreaming.
so since it's boring to do nothing, chances are
you'll surf the net or chat a friend or use chikka.
in case you're surfing the net, open the explorer
and open any excel or word file just in case your
supervisor happen to pass by your area.
just be ready to press the ALT and TAB keys to immediately
move to the excel or word file.
just be alert, any person approaching you, since
you're busy and enjoying your surfing, is a potential enemy .
again ALT and TAB is the key.

good luck.

Posted at 12:06 pm by glennbalo_79
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Thursday, June 24, 2004

we are what we are.
we don't care what they say
but we are what we are.
no matter what they say.

we know who we are
and we know who they are.
i hope they know who we are
cause we know who they are.

Posted at 12:50 pm by glennbalo_79
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Tuesday, June 22, 2004
a theory

i have a theory that kind and understanding people are wise.
i've had this theory since i was a kid that unjust and unkind
people are stupid and unwise. they maybe educated
but i am sure they have not learned everything yet.
don't get me wrong, i am also one of those stupid
people, that's why i am writing this, hoping that i may
get wiser. i remember a line from one of SILVERCHAIR's
songs that goes something like this:

i liked the lyrics of the song the minute i heard it.
of course i was already a fan of the group
but i liked the lyrics so much that i thought
what if all the people in the world had this same mentality,
maybe there would never be chaos anymore.
again don't get me wrong. i am trying not to sound
like a newly-baptized christian. i am still a catholic and
as a matter of fact, the last time i attended mass was last christmas.

the point? nothing really. i am just having this feeling
that tells me to be good. good spiritually i guess.
maybe it's my conscience. the moral sense of what's right
and wrong according to the dictionary. that's arguable
since we have different (sense of) morals. what maybe moral to
one may not be to another. that's a point, but i guess
we all have this voice within us that always tells us what's right
and wrong. i remember when i was in pampanga, i received
a txt message from my girlfriend telling me that a friend of ours was now a
christian. good for her i thought. then i told jon2, who was
with me and mercy at the time because we were auditing GNC, about
my plan to change my religion, if only to change my not-so-fine ways.
he told me that the "urge" must come from within, not from without.
that moved me. it struck me. i did not see it coming, especially from jon2
because, nowadays people would rather talk about sex and masturbation
but not religion. i don't know, maybe because of respect or something.
or maybe fear, i don't know. which brings me again to someone whom
i overheard saying that you should not believe in something you can't
explain. ok i said to myself, why don't you explain how an atomic bomb works 
or its composition. i am 99 percent sure you don't know. but i am 100 and
1 percent sure you believe in its power. he has to, unless he has not heard
yet the word nagasaki or hiroshima.

the point again? not all things in this world can be explained.
we just have to believe it. we have to. 

"For those who believe in God, no explanations needed;
 For those who don't, no exlplanation is needed."

 - John La Farge

We have to believe in karma. we have to believe in love.
We have to believe in conscience. we have to believe that
all of us are somehow inter-connected and that whatever
we do to others will always come back to us or to our loved ones.

(la lang. just a thought . . . . and a theory.... )

Posted at 01:07 pm by glennbalo_79
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Monday, June 21, 2004

by definition, depression is an extreme sadness.
that's what i am feeling right now. depression.
Eleanor Roosevelt, if i am not mistaken, once said that
"no one can hurt you without your consent."
true. but i can't help but be hurt. sometimes even
with just a simple comment, as i am also guilty
of hurting others with just a simple comment.
you can't realize how words can hurt a person
until you feel it yourself. i just did. i am not saying
that i did not feel it before. i did. but it's been so
long that i can't remember anymore the pain.
until today.

Posted at 05:52 pm by glennbalo_79
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Thursday, June 17, 2004
kulitan sa opis

lately i have been depressed. i was always late for work. waking up every morning
was such a drag. i did not know anymore why one has to go to work. last week i've
had two half-days and the rest late. i can't understand myself. maybe i don't enjoy
what i am doing anymore. it just ceased to be fun brring at the office. maybe because
most of the people at the office right now serious. (wala nang makukulit. . . Alan, Mike &
Brian). i don't know if it will ever be fun again. maybe we need to produce more Alan's.

thanks for alvin and richie. they make the office worth living and surviving.

Posted at 04:49 pm by glennbalo_79
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Monday, June 14, 2004
my sweet mistake

if my mistake was loving you,
then why did it feel so true?
how can it ever falter and make a blunder
and leave my heart with no choice but to suffer?

all i have right now is the pain
hoping that someday it will wane.
all I want right now is forget you.
and that I hope I can do. 


(this is fiction - idling)

Posted at 04:44 pm by glennbalo_79
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