Dealing With Those Changes

April 30, 2015

It was kind of expected, but we got our pay last night, which meant that it was a quick detour for me to the closest Metrobank ATM before heading to the office.  Which was just as well, since I knew that the BDO ATM inside Sykes would have people lined up on it anyway (and besides, BDO can’t disburse any bill lower than 200 pesos anyway). I was a little surprised at the amount though — never really expected to get fourteen thousand and more, though I suppose that some of the bonuses kicked in for the quarter.  Sure made for a nervous ride home though…

As for the changes, it looks like Domestic decided that we’d be put on the Operator Queue. Again.  The last time that happened, despite us being promised to be the “second-stringer of the second-stringer” as far as Operators were concerned, we ended up getting priority anyway.  We’ll just have to see how it works out now.

Worked on the Kantai Collection event again when I got home, and while I waited for the bank to open.  Went and cleared E-4, then E-5, though I did have to get up and go to the bank somewhere in the middle of it, so I could deposit my pay.  I finished off the boss close to noon, and I have to say I was feeling quite sleepy when I finally did.  

E-4 Boss.

E-4 Boss.

Boss clear.

Boss clear.

Welcome to the fleet, Littorio~

Welcome to the fleet, Littorio~

Main phase done~

Main phase done~

E-4 Boss, first form.

E-5 Boss, first form.

E-4 boss, final form.

E-5 boss, final form.

E-5 boss clear.

E-5 boss clear.

I’ll go work on the final stage tomorrow.  The test run before bed didn’t work as well as I’d liked, so might do some tweaking.  I’d like to get it to the side so I can spend the rest of the event on the farming phase.

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The Usual Event Madness

April 29, 2015

It’s not surprising that the first thing I did once I got home after I got changed and took care of washing my packed lunch’s container, was to dive headlong into the Spring 2015 Kantai Collection event.

Let's get this event started!

Let’s get this event started!

Suffice to say, that despite playing on Hard mode, I cleared phase 1 to 3 in one sitting.  The event’s less difficult than I’d expected, even with the ridiculous bout of RNG I experienced in the first map.  Kind of wondering if I could finish the next two maps in a single sitting tomorrow as well at this rate. I’ll just have to see, I suppose.

E-1 Clear!

E-1 Clear!

E-2 Clear!

E-2 Clear!

Katsuragi, get!

Katsuragi, get!

E-3 clear!

E-3 clear!

Spreadsheet for results so far, E1 to E3

Spreadsheet for results so far, E1 to E3

As for my shift at work last night, it was more or less business-as-usual, if you ignore the phone issue that caused the lot of us to be unable to log in for about twenty minutes after the start of the shift (it later got fixed), or how our TL was on sick leave again, leaving his assistant to flounder in our usual questions.  Hmm.


Event Maintenance Day, or, Come At Me Kadokawa

April 28, 2015

The highlight of the day of course being the start of the Summer 2015 Kantai Collection event.  I ran what expeditions I could before the servers went down for maintenance, though I’m as I’d ever be for the event, I suppose.

Day at work was pretty mundane, though we were given some word on the start of Service training (this June) as well as Certificates (on October).  Should we be looking forward to it?  Maybe.

Bought another three-hundred peso SMART prepaid card.  Going through those like water these days… 

Anime Watched: Hello Kin’iro Mosaic.


And The Usual Weekly Wishes

April 27, 2015

I think I was able to sleep really well today, which hopefully means that I won’t have to resort to more caffeine than usual when I get to the office later on.  Nothing much to say though aside from that, since I spent the rest of the morning doing the usual daily and weekly quests on Kantai Collection before I sleep, with the added caveat that the Summer 2015 event will start tomorrow.  So that means resource-running and whatnot.

Oh, and I did the laundry, at least, what was still in the pile from yesterday.  It was still enough to fill a good-sized basin, which was why I kept on looking at my father in disbelief at his comment that there were only “a few” bits of clothing to wash.

On other parts of the world… Things are looking pretty grim up in Nepal, which sort of triggered one of tatay’s morose diatribes during dinner.  Nothing I could do myself here but pray though, for the injured, and for those who lost their lives during the quake and the aftershocks that followed.


Made Up For Yesterday’s Scheduling Mess

April 26, 2015

Sibling’s movie night: take two.  We left home after a quick dinner, and were at MOA before 7:30 pm.  I treated my sister to some Starbucks (she got a Java chip grande frap, while I took a venti Coffee Jelly), before we headed off to the Director’s Room cinema.  Turns out they ALSO had lazyboys to sit-lie down in on top of the free popcorn.

As for the Avengers movie? It was great, though I suppose being a comic geek I got more entertainment value out of it than my sister, ahaha.

As for the rest of the day prior to the sibling’s second night out: I woke up early unintentionally again, but that seems to be par for course for Sundays for me.  Obviously I spent it goofing off, meaning anime, reading, and gaming.  Great use of free time, yeah?

Anime Watched: Kekkai Sensen, Re-Kan, the Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan.


Movienight Backfires

April 25, 2015

My sister managed to reserve two tickets for the Director’s Club over at SM Mall of Asia, so the two of us headed out tonight for a rare movie night for us siblings.  And the movie was Avengers: Age of Ultron too! How cool was that?  And then, just as the small theater opened up for the schedule we had, we were suddenly informed that our ticket was for tomorrow’s screening.  

Oh well, at least we got something nice to eat out of it, and me and my sister were able to talk casually for the first time in a while (though it eventually segued to mutual funds, retirement planning, and other future-related stuff).  We’ll still go tomorrow (as it would be a waste of 800+ pesos if we didn’t), but my sister had to do some quick and creative rescheduling, since my brother-in-law was supposed to fetch her and the baby during the day.

So yeah, a movie evening delayed, but still on the cards at least.


That Awaited Weekend

April 24, 2015

Last night’s shift was definitely of the relaxed type, though it could have ended better.  Instead it ended up with a doozy of a call, and while it wasn’t an escalation, was complex enough that I had to ask chat up one of the coaches (Sandra) just as she was about to go home, just to help me get anywhere.  And I ended up staying some fifteen minutes after the end of my shift as a result. Buh.

I’m definitely looking forward to the weekend though, but this means that I’ll have to keep on my toes for tonight’s shift.  Hopefully it won’t be busy, but you never know with a Friday…

Oh, and I almost, almost went to bed without having to use the a/c.  Managed to doze for an hour or so after I took a bath, but the heat woke me up eventually, so I had to turn on the a/c just to get enough sleep.  Buh.