Rounding Off The Long Weekend

May 31, 2015

Last day of my long weekend, and it’s more or less a continuation of what I’ve been doing yesterday… except a whole lot more fail, as far as my World of Tanks career is concerned.  I pretty much erased whatever gains I made over the past three days, and then some.  Yeah, I suck at tier 9s it seems, and I’ve dragged down my play records as a result. Ugh.  I’m even worse off than I started with (back down to 56.38% from a high of 56.49%). 

So what does this tell me?  That I better quit while I’m ahead, really.

That aside, being on tilt meant that I was able to get time to continue watching Yama no Susume S2.  Managed to get up to episode 16, so just a few more to go until the end of the season.  Then maybe I’d get to Nozaki-kun…

Anime Watched: Kekkai Sensen, Yama no Susume S2.

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And Now For The REAL Weekend

May 30, 2015

I can’t really say that the weekend was well-spent, but I will admit that this was one of the first times that I’ve felt fully relaxed for a while.  I think the fact that I was able to sleep in helped, but the fact that my sister was using my room for the duration of her work-at-home session (meaning she ended her shift at around 4 in the morning) contributed too.

This was pretty much a continuation of yesterday though, with sleeping, and general goofing off in between.  And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Anime Watched: Danmachi.

P.S. It actually rained hard this evening, though it didn’t actually do much to dissipate the heat.


Recharging My Goodwill

May 29, 2015

It’s my first real (non-weekend) day off, so it’s not really much of a surprise that I slept through most of it.  All that stress and frustration definitely piled up, and I slept something like ten hours straight as a result. Buh.

That of course means that, when I finally woke up, it’s close to how my shift usually was at work, but eh, I haven’t felt better in a long time.  And spending the night doing what I want instead of work isn’t so bad for a change.

This does mean I’m sharing my room with my sister tonight though, as she’s doing home-work, but that’s okay.  It’s not like she could access my files with her work laptop anyway.


Always A First For Everything

May 28, 2015

Technically tonight’s shift is going to be my last for the week, as this Friday will be my scheduled PTO (or Personal Time Off).  It’s the first time I’ve used up a PTO, and it’d be nice to use it to get some rest for a change.  And since I scheduled it for a Friday, it’d be a long weekend for me as well, which is good when you consider that we’ll be starting out Service Training come June.

All this means for me of course is that I still have to keep on my toes.  For some reason we didn’t get the usual Verification evaluation, so we don’t know if we failed verification last night.  Ugh.  Speaking of which, one of the team went on unscheduled absence last night, which put our Absenteeism rate a little bit over the expected value.  You bet our team lead was really cross about that!

I do hope this doesn’t affect the PTO allocation for June though, as I need to get one so that our family would be able to attend my cousin’s wedding.


Sliding Into Midweek

May 27, 2015

As expected, we received a glut of calls yesterday, in the wake of Memorial Day.  We weren’t able to even get comfortable to our new stations too, before they started coming in.

That said, it took a bit before I got caught up in the flood myself.  Why?  Because due to the train arriving late at the MRT, I was only able to get to the office barely a minute before nine.  This meant that, due to the having to put my things in the locker, then booting up my system with all the required programs, I was only able to take in calls some fifteen minutes later. Oi.

That’s the first time I’ve been late logging into the system since I’ve joined the company, by the way.

I think I managed to get through the shift without making too many mistakes, though there were definitely some calls that I wished I handled better.  Ugh.  Hopefully those particular calls don’t get pulled up for evaluation.  Not really sure about caller verification either, though I did make sure to go slowly and carefully in that regard.  Will just have to wait for the daily caller verification list I suppose.

Since it was such a trying shift, I was just happy to get home.  And while I didn’t go to sleep right away, when I eventually did, I was out like a light; I only woke up when it got hot enough, and even then I just spent enough time to turn on the a/c, then went to bed again.

Kind of hoping that tonight’s shift would be much slower, but in my experience it’s just asking for trouble.

Anime Watched: Hibike! Euphonium (and oh, how gay it was, but in a good way; subtext there was not).


Forgetting About American Holidays

May 26, 2015

Whoops, it turned out that it was Memorial Day yesterday, which I had completely forgotten about.  This meant that I had to come home, but I used my time at the office to move my phone, as we were supposed to move stations anyway.  When that was done however, it was straight back to the house.  However since my sleep schedule was already set back to nocturnal, it would be several hours before I’d go back to sleep again.  

So what did I do to fill the time?

Why, I played video games.  Specifically, World of Tanks and Kantai Collection, though for the latter I was just sending off expeditions rather than actual sorties.  It worked out quite well, and by the time the sun rose at around five I was more than ready to hit the hay.

So I did.  I only woke up sometime after one in the afternoon, at which I took the opportunity to turn on the a/c, after which I went to bed again.

Quite simple, yes?

At any rate, not only will we have a move of stations, but as the day after a holiday, there’s expected to be a lot of calls coming in. It’s going to be… bloody, if there’s any way to describe it

Anime Watched: Prisma Illya 2wei Specials.


Stepping Back Into The Usual Pace

May 25, 2015

It’s Monday once again, which means that it’s the usual schedule readjustment for me in preparation for work… Unfortunately this time around since I was relishing getting my desktop PC back in working order I went to bed a little later than I should.  So while I won’t feel the effects yet now, it might have serious effects later.  This means caffeine later on, and lots of it.

That aside, at least I’m feeling much better than I did last week.  The pain from swallowing aside (and even then it’s really minor now), I can eat solid foods again, which is an improvement from the previous week and the weekend, where I could only “eat” soup, or rice softened by soup, or drink stuff.

It’s still going to be a good idea to maintain the slower pace that I used while I was feeling under the weather, however, if only to avoid some of the “easier” mistakes later on at work

Anime Watched: Hello! Kin’iro Mosaic.