My plans were today were simple really: after work, after dropping by the house for a quick lunch (and a loan of a thousand pesos from my father), I’d head straight to the closest bookstores in the Makati area to look for any published screenplays they had available, pick two to buy, then head back home so I can spend the rest of the day (and likely most of tomorrow) reading them so I can finally start on that comparative essay (due next week, by the way). It was a good plan, and simple too. Unfortunately, like many plans cooked up by yours truly, it was doomed. Why? Well, all the bookstores I visited didn’t seem to have any in stock.
What a bloody surprise. On the bright side, the customer service people said that they can just order me what I needed. All they have to do is to go online, order on Amazon, and have me wait for at least three weeks before I can get the volume I ordered… Which is funny, since I can do that myself right here in the comfort of my family’s home, and likely get the darned things much faster too.
So this meant I had to resort to Plan B: heading to the university library and trying my luck there. Unlike yesterday, it was open this time (but that was expected, since there was no typhoon to force the school closed), and with a bit of research I was able to find two I could use in the assignment, and what’s more they’re local screenplays too. While I would like to have had a foreign one to use, if only for contrast, but all of those were sequestered either in the school Archives, in the private collections of specific professors, or both, and what’s more they’re room-use only. That means ‘no taking home to read at one’s own leisure’. So as one might gather, I’ll just have to work with what I found.
On the bright side though, since I didn’t have to spend the one thousand pesos, I was able to return that to my father. Money is still money after all.
All this book-hunting though meant that I wasn’t able to do any jogging, and add that to the fact that we had very delicious champorado as merienda this afternoon and, hmm, I don’t want to even thing about how much I gained over the week. Ugh. Maybe I can sneak out tomorrow and on Saturday, yeah. As for my hobbies? Well, let’s just say that I didn’t use my judgement again, and went out and used my card to buy myself some Fallout: New Vegas DLCs on Steam…
Nothing really much to share today aside from that. Yeah, even the last day of my workweek was pretty slow and humdrum. Who would have thought, eh?