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[+] It was a good week though in terms of seeing people outside of work! I randomly went out with college blockmates whom I hadn't seen since graduation? And though it wasn't my scene at all (hello hipsters!), it felt great to catch up with people. I also realized there was so much drama in college! oh college.
[+] I was able to see my baby cousin too and she's only five months old but so cute and big and just so cooperative! I'm horrible with babies -- they cry at the sight of me, but I was able to carry this one for a bit. So freaking cute! I hope everyone has a good week ahead! May it be filled with zero stress and lots of cuteness!
I had so many non-work things planned today with the boss being on leave (all clean and legal, believe me) but things fell through and nothing came into fruition. Oh well, perhaps some other time. I felt rested though coming from my weekend of lethargy. I actually wasn't dreading work too too much. Plus, I love it when presentations go well. I hope things follow through for the rest of the week.
As much as I miss my family, I am loving all the attention I'm getting at home. The food I get to eat? All my favorites. More than getting to use the computer whenever I want (I surprisingly haven't abused this), I am getting to eat every single favorite thing in my life. Best part about being alone and having someone who cooks brilliantly with me.
Drained by Tuesday. I didn't think this was possible but all the energy from Monday totally disappeared and I just feel like sleeping all day. But of course, i couldn't sleep all day, instead I was running around like a chicken without its head, doing ten thousand things at the same time. i suddenly get a flashback to my job interview when they asked me if I could handle many things at once. Oh naivety.
Early out. I love when I get to do this just because it's so damn rare. It's still a shock for me, when i get to leave the office at 7 just because it never happens. I also love that the MRT wasn't too full and I was able to maintain some semblance of personal space.
I had lunch with my cousin at her house and our other cousin came by and joined us. I can't stress enough how much I love the proximity of my cousin's place to my work. It's such a break from the office despite it being 5 minutes away. The couch, the TV, the atmosphere, the lunchtime fangirling with my cousin and stuffing myself with lots of lovely desserts? Nothing beats this.
Sure, i left work really late, but the feeling of productivity is always a good thing. I'd like to think I'm fairly easy to work with but I'm having a problem with managing deadlines -- and it's not even on me -- it's cause I have to rely on so many other people to complete things on my part. Oh well, I guess I'll need to work on that more.
Just when I feel like I'm messing up, I get a pat on the back or a sign that I'm not too horrible at what I do after all. Sure, there are times when I just feel like packing up and walking away from all of this, there are signs that I could also hang in here. I just need to thicken my skin and just keep at it, one task at a time to avoid getting overwhelmed. Cause really, these days, I'm at a loss at where to start. So much work.
But it's all good, cause somehow despite the late nights and all of that, I'm still able to go home at a not too bad hour and watch tv with my dinner. It's going to be just a week or so till my family comes back and though I do miss them, I'm also going to miss the solitude and quiet of the house.
It's a little crazy knowing I have a meeting that'll take up a good portion of the afternoon but it also makes me work faster, have more urgency when doing things in the morning. i should always think my afternoons will be taken up so that I don't dawdle at all.
For the first time ever, the world conspired so I could have an early out after my meeting last Friday. usually, I have to return to the office (especially since magazines were closing and I needed to approve our pages) but today, it all worked out and I was able to go to my uncle's house (just outside our office but still!) and have dinner with them on his birthday. I'm telling you, I love it when things go well for me.
It's an early day for me today with our event (a food event!) and though it's only a one-day affair, it's still pretty tiring, heading out early. I love how there's no traffic in the morning though so I take a cab just because I like treating myself better on weekends. The event was great though with lots of food to taste and a fun time with the interns.
After the day's event, I have to run a few errands for my sister though so I head to her boyfriend's house and have dinner with him (this is always a weird thing, though he's perfectly nice to me), I always look around for my sister when he's around. And as if that wasn't enough, I randomly meet up with college friends after dinner. I don't do this normally but they caught me out of the house, so I thought, why not?!
Drinks with friends ends at 2 in the morning and it's crazy that I go home this late cause i'm never out of the house on a Saturday night. It was so much fun though, catching up with people i haven't seen in ages. I don't know how but I manage to wake up though for the 8am mass and even visit my grandma for a bit before lunchtime.
Just when I feel productive about the entire day and think I'll finally be able to catch up on all the LJ-ing I missed, I take a nap and don't wake up till Monday morning. Obviously, my body was in need of rest, but wow, that's a lot of sleeping. not that I'm complaining one bit.