The commute to and from work has been a dream and if only for that, I feel like I can do anything. I'm still trying to grasp everything and trying to learn as quickly as I can but all in all, I'm still on a high on the novelty of it all (the job, living alone, living in Singapore) so I hope this feeling lasts.
|So I moved in up North East (away from the city center) and slightly farther than my sister and brother's place but I like it. It's quiet and very suburban and just chill. My first weekend, my ex-officemates/roommates took me to IKEA so I could buy a couple of things. I wanted so many things but I wasn't exactly earning just yet so instead I limited myself to the bare essentials. |
I started working in April, too. I now work for an e-commerce company that's technically a start-up but has a shitload of funding so they're expanding and I hope I'm soaking in as much as I can because I honestly feel like the dumbest person in the room -- all the time. But it's ok! Because that just means I'm learning.
My sister and I have been going to each other's places alternate weeks to watch the last episodes of Mad Men together. She's also been cooking for me -- pasta and whatever else she can do and I am liking it, a lot. Who can say not to a free meal anyway? I still cannot cook to save my life.
|Pamy was also sweet enough to buy me booze -- a lot of it. its_elaine introduced me to Rekorderlig when we saw each other in London back in 2012 and I've only had it once again in Singapore only t have my source disappear. So it was nice of Pamy to introduce me to a new flavour. And now I can have 1 (or 10) bottles in the fridge. This is also the only thing in my compartment in the fridge. I need to do groceries eventually.|
So I live with Mark and Barb (my ex-officemates/non-newlyweds) and Kara and Arianne (teachers who I never quite see because they're always in their room). But one Sunday, I wake up late for dinner and I see that they've cooked and left some for me. Really sweet.The roommates are always feeding me which is a good thing. I feel so touched. Plus, pancakes on a Sunday morning? I swear, it feels like Manila.
I went to watch Incendies with my sister and her friends Jenny and Benji and it was a beautiful though depressing movie. We caught it at this very hipster-like cinema called The Projector and they had that thing like in the movie, Only You! I wish it told me to find Damon Bradley.
At work, they also let all the new hires do this induction thing where they talk about the company and introduce the bosses and all that jazz. But they also took us to the warehouse where they store all the merchandise and we experienced picking and packing orders. It was tiring but surprisingly fun.
I ended April on a high note, seeing Reggie after forever. We had dinner and drinks (which turned out to be quite the expense) but it was great to see her and catch up and just hang out with someone from back home. I don't mind more visitors at all.
I'm also a little more caught-up with TV now (thank you for the long weekend) and I'm thinking of dropping some shows as well. I just did let go of Revenge and now it's being cancelled so perhaps it's time to purge a bit more on the usual shows. Plus, I've been bingeing on old TV shows on Netflix, but I'm still watching a couple.