Yes, Let’s Just Sleep That Away For The Moment

August 24, 2016

It was yet another exhausting day at the office. It wasn’t really physically tiring, but I still wanted to go and sleep almost immediately once I got home. And while I didn’t quite doze off at once unlike the other day, I was still asleep by mid-afternoon. In fact, my sleep was only interrupted when my uncle arrived, as I’d be hard-pressed to ignore the ringing of the house’s phone anyway.

The weather’s still bipolar as usual, as it was really hot when I got home (hence the need to turn on the a/c again), but it also apparently rained hard… Though not hard enough to wake up up fully. Hmm… The rains really don’t bother me too much, unless it’s pouring torrents while I was on the way to work.

It’s the hump day to the week, which means that there’s only just a few days until the weekend. Just need to hang on until then, I guess.

A Bit Surprised, Myself

August 23, 2016

Since we didn’t have an pre-endshift coaching period, many in the team today experienced calls that extended them far beyond the scheduled exit times. Sad to say, I was one of these unfortunates, with my last call balooning into an hour and a half plus monster that even one of my mentors was hard-pressed to resolve, and was forced to schedule a technician dispatch to do something about it. It was frustrating, to say the least.

Needless to say, I was in no mood to even eat once I got home. I got changed, turned on the a/c (it was warm as usual), and turned on the tablet to some youtube videos, and gradually fell into an exhausted slumber.

And that call technically isn’t done, since we have to call the same customer back to assure her that, yeah, a technician’s on the way to help her out soon. Ugh.

Hoping That It’s Enough, This Time

August 22, 2016

It’s a start of a new work week, but I’m not so confident this time that I’m going to be able to start it right. After all, I went to sleep a bit later in the afternoon than I’d have liked. As a result, I’m wondering if I should try to squeeze in more sleep, until the scheduled time that the alarm on my phone rings anyway.

It’s been pretty warm for a Monday, almost as if it were summer again. I had to spend most of my time cooped in my room, with the a/c on as a result, as it was uncomfortable otherwise. Not that it helped get me to sleep any quicker though, as I have a feeling that the comfortable coolness kept me awake instead of lulling me into slumber.

Anyway, it’s close to the end of the month again, and so here’s to not losing focus on the calls. 

Chipping Away At That Weekend Blues

August 21, 2016

It’s been pretty chill for a weekend, all things considered. My father dropped by for some reason, but without my sister’s kid this time around, probably due to how he’d be too much of a handful to watch over if it rained on the way. Which it did, while I was on the way back from the office.

I pretty much slept through Saturday, and after the usual late-evening laundry, through a bit of Sunday as well. Though once I woke up, after breakfast my attention was focused on Kantai Collection again. The clock was ticking on that event timer, after all, so I spent most of my day first farming for a certain Italian aircraft carrier.

Well, that was easy enough...

Well, that was easy enough…

It took 21 S-Ranks on Easy difficulty to finally get her, but I suppose that’s far less than what I’ve heard some other players experienced. I went straight to clearing the stage on Hard after that, though it still took me the rest of the evening to accomplish.  It wasn’t too nightmarish, though the stage was a bit onerous, as one run took more than seven minutes to complete. Buh.

Well there goes my Singapore trip...

Well there goes my Singapore trip…

We're not done yet, not by a long shot.

We’re not done yet, not by a long shot.

Kantai Summer 2016 E3 Clear B Kantai Summer 2016 E3 Clear C

I had to stop myself from jumping straight into the Extra Operations, as there was still a bit of time (9+ days) before the event ends, meaning I could still use the time to stockpile on fuel and ammo, especially after hearing about the ridiculous resource drain trying to clear that stage on Hard. Yeah, I want to be as prepared for that as much as I could be.

Easy Come, Easy Go

August 20, 2016

It’s payday today, and while it was something that gave relief to many of my co-workers, in my case I couldn’t feel relieved at all. This was because I knew already beforehand that I wasn’t going to be able to enjoy the fruits of my labors (ha!), as fully 80% of it will go into paying my credit card bill, before it goes out of control again.

On the plus side, I’ve now managed to bring it down to somewhat tolerable levels, but it also means that I’m going to have to tighten my belt for the next two weeks. Right. 

Oh well, at least with my submission of the updated form 2316 the tax I’ve been getting shouldn’t be as high anymore, as it’ll finally correct my taxpayer segment. That’ll make the next payday somewhat more tolerable.

It’s Close Enough, I Guess

August 18, 2016

While it’s still technically our Thursday shift, since we start during Friday morning we’ve been told by one of the older hands in the team to expect our pay to drop during the day. This is apparently because of how the payday just so happened to be a Sunday this time around. I’m a bit skeptical, but I won’t complain if we do get our pay sometime during the shift.

I was a bit thankful that it was sunny for a change, as it meant that my laundry would finally get their chance to dry out. And when I finally got home, I was doubly thankful to my uncle, as he had moved the laundry out of the shade of the house out on to the clothesline again. I went and made sure that I brought the clothes (which had mostly dried out) into the house before I went to bed though, which turned out to be a good thing, as it started raining hard during the late afternoon again.

It’s almost the end of the work week again, but I can’t afford to slack off any at work. Doubly so since we’re gradually losing the pre-shift coaching sessions, which means that we get calls almost as soon as we log in. All I ask is that I’ll have enough energy left for the weekend, as the house seriously needs cleaning at this point.

Just Because It’s Sunny Now, Doesn’t Mean Things Will Turn Out Okay

August 15, 2016

In a break from the previous days’ weather, it was actually sunny today.  Since I could more or less move around normally by this point, I figured that it was as good a time as any to do the laundry. And for a few hours, it really seemed that way… Then the water, for some odd reason, stopped flowing completely.

This meant that, while I was able to finish soaping up the pile of laundry that managed to accumulate over last week, there was no way for me to finish rinsing it.  So all of it is still sitting in the big laundry basin in the bathroom right now, waiting for the water to start flowing out of the faucets again… Never mind what this means for me being able to even take a bath today!

Ugh, then there’s how I apparently won’t be able to expect anything from my previous job aside from a Certificate of Employment as well as the final Form 2316, as the deductions due to the SSS loan I took while I was employed there more or less took care of all of the money. Given my financial situation this week that was pretty disheartening, for sure.

I think the only good thing I was able to experience today was how I was able to clear the first two sections of the Kantai Collection Summer 2016 event in one sitting (I was playing it while I was waiting for the laundry to finish).

Here we go again...

Here we go again…

You can see how I'm worried already.

You can see how I’m worried already.



I eventually had to swap out Libeccio, because of stupid ELoS requirements.

I eventually had to swap out Libeccio, because of stupid ELoS requirements.

Yes, that's a beach umbrella and a water cooler she has with her.

Yes, that’s a beach umbrella and a water cooler she has with her.

E-1 Clear and Next Stage screens.

E-1 Clear and Next Stage screens.

Kantai Summer 2016 E1 Clear B

E-2 fleet. Eventually had to swap out Satsuki for Hatsuzuki, as I needed the better AA cut-in over being a Daihatsu mule.

E-2 fleet. Eventually had to swap out Satsuki for Hatsuzuki, as I needed the better AA cut-in over being a Daihatsu mule.

That Dyson ass...

That Dyson ass…

*grumble grumble* Stupid Transport Gauge * grumble grumble*

*grumble grumble* Stupid Transport Gauge * grumble grumble*

Stage Clear.

Stage Clear.

While it’s a bit shorter than expected, there’s the usual bit of RNG-related shenanigans that I had to endure — during the second phase, for example, I had to endure 5 straight turnbacks, before I decided that, no, I wouldn’t countenance this BS, and used a Route Support Fleet to make sure I finished the darned thing. Then there’s how I managed to get I-26/Nimu on my second S-Rank in E-1, whereas I’ve heard of people hitting their 80th sortie and still haven’t gotten her…

A buxom sub, from the same artist that gave us RJ...A buxom sub, from the same artist that gave us RJ…

She's wearing shorts! That should round off the Mutsukis though.

She’s wearing shorts! That should round off the Mutsukis though.

Anyway, it looks like I’m going to be spending a bit of time in E-3, as the new Italian carrier Aquila is a drop there, rather than a stage reward. Hmph.


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