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[-] I was supposed to meet up with friends and ex-officemates this week but both plans somehow fell through which sucks cause I was actually looking forward to them. I hope I get to see them before the year really makes a dent in it. I didn't get to see them for the holidays so I'm hoping at least post-holidays we get to hang out soon.
[+] For more, my little sister passed her second college entrance test which means she's got choices now! I still need all the fingers crossed cause two more schools are coming out and my alma mater is one of them. Positive thoughts, everyone!
[+] I hope everyone has a good week coming up. Let's have some fun, yes? I think it's called for already.
Just when i get let down about work, I get goos bits of hope that renew my interest and make me really want to stick around. Not that I'm even looking for other work, lord knows there isn't anywhere in Manila I'd rather be, but it just gets really tiring and frustrating at work sometimes that I don't know what to do. Still, I won't keep my hopes up. Lots of things can change from now till then so I don't want to get my hopes up.
And because it's a work day, there's always a chance of seeing the office guy and true enough we were a table away at lunch. And no, there was absolutely no interaction or acknowledgement of existence but its all good. I'm very easy like that. If only I still did exactly what I did work-wise last year, this year, we would be interacting. Big time. So is life. I must find other creative ways.
also, they're shooting The Bourne Legacy in Manila and I wish I could just take a day off to stalk Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz. I've seen fan photos with him and saw candids of Rachel at the airport. I wish I could go see them filming.
I don't want to jinx anything but I'm really happy with the way the MRT has been in the morning. People are actually lining up!!! I know it's such a basic thing, but it's such a big difference and help. People aren't as pushy and people aren't as angry and it's just not as stressful in the morning. I like it. I hope it lasts.
I went to the gym to get my final weigh in and though I didn't lose the target weight (I seem to be in a plateau with that), I did lose a substantial amount of body fat. I still have a bit more to lose so hopefully I can still do this even without my trainer watching over me.
And I saw both cute boys today. I was able to quasi interact with office guy too even for the briefest of moments. Better than nothing, right? Plus, he was he one asking me questions and though it was more of a way to fill up the awkward silences as others discussed, I'll take it. Gym guy, on the other hand, got a hair cut and I'm not sure if I find him as cute as before. Perhaps I need to get used to it is all.
Just when you think you know someone, it seems that's not the case at all. I try my best to be as amiable and approachable as possible but sometimes I just get resistance that I wish I didn't have to deal with. I get everyone is going through their own personal stuff but I wish it were channelled in the right forum? I hate having to take the brunt for something I know I didn't do or am responsible for. Oh well. Got to swallow it and carry on.
I'm a little overwhelmed with the amount of work I know I have to do this year. Even if I was already in the company for an entires year starting 2011, I didn't get to attend the strategic planning so I wasn't really aware of the big picture. But now that things are so concrete and so set in stone, I'm on a mad dash trying to make everything happen. I really hope I don't fuck things up this year.
And because my dinner with my ex-officemates got postponed, I headed over to my cousins house. I haven't seen them in quite a bit so it was fun to catch up and rewatch Sherlock while waiting for my parents to pass by for me. The lightweight that I am though, I ended up napping on the living room floor while my cousin worked. So embarrassing. To think I came to visit. It's all good though. My cousins know what a sleepyhead I can be.
It's another overwhelming day of lists that get longer and tasks that multiply. I really am not prepared for this deluge of work that's arrived and though I'm taking it a task at a time, I just feel like there isn't enough time in to finish it all. But let's no focus on the negative. Because if we pull all this off, it'll feel really great and I'll just focus on that instead.
One of my silly mantras is I wouldn't get lazy about dressing up for work and though I know I could think about the combinations more, I'm happy to say that I've been consciously putting things together I haven't done before. And though I do look silly sometimes with the creations, can't say I didn't try.
And because our new office mantra seems to be "undertime is the new overtime," I was able to head to the gum early for my first quasi-alone session and it was actually pretty good. I dont know if I'll be effective sans trainer but I'm hoping I can still maintain my determination and drive.
Miracle of all miracles, I woke up early and got to ride with my dad. I used to do this all the time but lately I've been extra sleepy and lazy in the morning so I haven't been able to. But today was a good day. My aunt slept over and she woke me up and she wakes me up real good. I always get up when she sleeps over. Cause I'm terribly difficulty to wake up, only my aunt has mastered the art of the gentle persistent pester which gets me up without getting me annoyed. Well played, Tita.
Big presentations always give me the heebeejeebies no matter how many times I've done this before. And even f I want to hurry up cause people get bored so easily, I'm always trying to pack in as much info as i can, I don't know if I'm making any sense.
On a sucky note, I couldn't find my MRT card that still had 60 pesos in it. I hate it when this happens. It must have fallen out of my pocket. I hate lining up for tickets at night just because the lines are so damn long. oh well, it cant all be great commuting experiences.
I don't know if I've mentioned it before but our priests are Australian and adorable and totally the best. Plus they're actually cute. So today I woke up at the crack of dawn to see our newly arrived priest who isn't as boy-next-door cute as father Daniel or as surfer boy hunky as brother Vas but he's also pretty good looking. This should be fun.
Then because I thought I'd be a good sister, I drove every single person in the house that needed to be somewhere. My little sister to her friends house, my brother to school and my aunt home. I ended up falling asleep at my grandmas though which had me spending the afternoon there. By he time I get home it's almost dinner time.
I was planning on updating the LJ too but it always seems to be down when I want to do something. I'll try to take note of all he times it's down this year and though I'm not much of a complainer, I'm just annoyed.
I can't seem to get up and attend the later mass and I'm really lazy to just do anything for that matter, but I do manage to become quasi productive with my day, including reading A Million Suns and rewatching episodes of Hart of Dixie. There is a reason I love this show so much, it's not even funny.
For some reason, I'm really lazy to go to work this coming week. I guess the anticipation of lots of work coming my way is building up and I shouldn't let it, so I'll try my bestest to stay positive. We're already down two weeks. How crazy is that? Hey 2012, let's slow down a bit.
And because I'm trying to up my good sister quotient, I drove my little sister and picked her up from school cause she was performing at some school event celebrating their hundred years. Not without having some milk tea on the way though. Apparently, it's hard to drive a stick shift with a milk tea cup between your legs. I'm not very talented.