It’s a little funny just how little money I have these days to spend on myself. I don’t even have savings anymore, so it’s no wonder how I count the days until the next payday, if only so that my bank account can just live a while longer. I don’t think this is tenable in the long run though, what with my father effectively retired (barring another project in Singapore) and my mother coming home this year, which means that I’ll eventually have to go find full-time work, as part-time work just isn’t cutting it.
Although I’d be happy to land a job in a communications or mass-communications-related line of work (to build up experience), the sad fact is the pay isn’t that good for a full-time employee. That means that, despite the lack of obvious job security, I’ll have to fall back on the BPO industry yet again. With my experience, I think I’m good for a position that pays at least 19,000 PHP (approximately 450-odd US Dollars per month), but I’m more worried about work shifts conflicting with my school schedules, which unlike the times kept by these companies are pretty much inviolate.
Well that, and I’ve pretty much learned the hard way that I have a serious problem balancing my work time with the time I’m supposed to be spending on my studies and school projects. Heck, even with the 4-hour shift I kept during the previous term I had trouble getting my assignments and projects done. Add in the fact that I easily build up stress and, well, it’s an academic disaster waiting to happen.
At these times I wish I had the fraction of my sister’s time-keeping skills. She finished her own Master’s degree course just last term (in Business Administration, for those who’re wondering), despite the fact that she held a full-time position as a Quality Control analyst in the company she worked on. That’s something to be admired, yet it’s also something I don’t think I can duplicate. Yes, I’m that hopeless.
I could always lessen the time spend watching anime… On second thought, no, that’s not something I can do.
*sigh* I better sort this out before nanay finally comes home from the US, or else the household will be in really big trouble, as I’ll be working yet still be unable to help with my share of the expenses (due to having a low-paying job).
On a less serious note…
Lack of subs aside, I’m really liking Yes! Precure Five Go! Go! (though less so its first season, Yes! Precure Five, but that’s a story for another time). What passes for plot is easy to understand (the wonders of being written for kids), the heroines are likeable, and their magical girl designs are easy on the eyes. If it wasn’t already obvious by the pic above, I like Milky Rose’s in particular, though I’ve always been enamored of floral themes (which is why I absolutely LOVED Heartcatch).
Now if only the bouts of QUALITY were as easy to ignore. When you know that the off-model moments are there, it’s hard not to see them every other scene. Mmph.