That Regular Weekend Evening Routine

April 30, 2016

It’s Saturday evening and close to midnight, which means that it’s time to get ready to do the laundry again. It’s a good thing that I set my alarm yet again, or else I might have woken up tomorrow morning instead. Hmm.

The rest of my day today wasn’t exactly productive, unless one counts cleaning out the electric fan as well as the filter to the air conditioning as productive activity.  Mostly I avoided moving out of my room as humanly as possible, as it was ungodly warm as usual during the afternoon.

Anyway, no time to tarry. At the very least I have to start on moving the washing machine downstairs, as well as setting up the extension cord so that I could actually use it without a hitch…


Did What Was Expected

April 29, 2016

I woke up really early today, mostly because I wanted to get to Multirational before all the other applicants. In fact, I got to PBCom tower, and I was at the 22nd floor just a little past seven in the morning. I think I surprised the HR officer with that.

I finished their little exam, as well as submitted my resume through email as instructed. All told, I was done by around eight-fifteen. All I need to do now is wait for the results. I think I did relatively well, all told, though the segments that focused on Australia I can’t really be sure of. Oh well.

Oh, and much to my surprise, I still got my salary from Sykes today. I guess they were serious about not letting me go if they could help it, though since I’m only getting basic from then, the tax deduction for the end of the month really hurts.  And it’s already more than thirty days since I was put on account re-evaluation… Definitely time to look for alternatives at this rate, and those that pay better too…

I got back to the house just a little before lunch. I didn’t eat though, and instead after I got changed I turned on the a/c, and it was off to bed.


Deciding To Do Something For A Bit

April 28, 2016

It’s close to the end of the week, and with payday technically being tomorrow, I went out this afternoon for a change. As my status at Sykes was still more or less in Limbo, and I wasn’t actually sure I’d still be payed tomorrow (it’s already been more than a month since I was placed on “Official Business” leave), I finally went out to see what my options were.

In any case, I went to one of the companies that Jobstreet had been so nice to inform me was looking for people. So I went to Ayala and up into the PBCom tower… Only to find out that said company could only accommodate five applicants per day. Hmm. I’ll see if I can try again early tomorrow, but there’s another prospect after that, so it looks like I’ll be busy for the day too.

That aside, I still had enough time to swing around to SM Savemore and buy more packets of iced tea, so that should assuage my sweet tooth for the next few days, as well as air freshener for the bathroom.


Doing Stuff And Avoiding Idleness

April 27, 2016

I woke up surprisingly early again today, but it took longer for me to rouse myself from bed. When I finally rolled myself out of bed, I found that I was very hungry… Unfortunately I didn’t have anything readily-available for snacking downstairs, so I just drank some water to supress the hunger temporarily, and grabbed a change of clothes. I took a bath, got changed, and then busied myself in preparing lunch.

This time around it was monggo with squash and beef. I boiled the monggo beans first, and once that was done, I boiled the beef slices I had taken out of the fridge. The latter took something like an hour or so of boiling before it was soft enough to chew (and not feel like I was trying to grind rubber in my teeth), then I added the squash and beans.  Once it was done, I ate it without rice, before I finished it all off with a nice cold cola.

As much as I’d like to have spent the afternoon dozing, I went about instead sweeping the rooms on the second floor. My sister’s room was particularly bad, especially with the mess that was left behind by the baby. I put what was needed away, swept away the dust, then put on a new layer of wax on it, as well as on the landing right in front of the stairs.

I left the wax to dry for a bit, and then used the time waiting for it to dry to focus on Kantai Collection. It was the run up to the next event after all, and every extra bucket that I could get before the day of the update was going to be a big help.

When I found that the wax had dried though, I went and scrubbed the floor as best as I could. I couldn’t get it to sparkle, but at least it looked far better now.

Oh, and apparently my family’s coming back home sometime after midnight. I told my sister to just give me a ring on my cellphone, in case I was already asleep by that point.


The Evils Of Free Time

April 26, 2016

One of the things that I don’t like about not going to work every day is… it gives me time alone to think. Given how inherently negative I am, this means that my mental meanderings often lead to rather unhappy places. I’m kind of surprised that I haven’t curled up in a ball of angst huddled in a corner of my room at this point.  

It’s always the same. I always hesitate in starting what I’ve been mentally wishing to do for years, or how I never ever finish anything I’ve actually begun. Stuff like that. It’s funny, really, now that I actually have free time to actually do something, I just spend it all browsing the internet, reading other people’s works, and ending up feeling jealous at all these other people out there who’re not spending their days doing nothing, but actually being able to create something.

And then the self-loathing sets in, in how I’m too much of a big sissy to put in the effort to be like these people, too afraid of the actual hard work that goes into creating something like a novella, or even a web serial. Terrified to see if I’m really just a dabbler in the end, a poser… A hack.

Yes, free time for me is a terrible thing.


Didn’t Expect That, No

April 25, 2016

I woke up early again today, and went out to the wet market in the expectation that my father and uncle would be coming back home from my sister’s house today. I bought veggies, eggs, fruits, and even a whole chicken. I even bought pandesal on the way home.  Once I prepped everything and put them into the fridge (taking care to wash the chicken out first), I went went upstairs to sleep, but not before making sure that the screen door was unlocked, and that the big door only had its knob locked so that my father can easily use his key.

And then, when I woke up, I find out via text from my sister that they’re coming back on Thursday. Oi.

Oh well, at least I didn’t have to prepare anything fancy for myself today. I basically just ate the four mangoes left over, two apples, and the pandesal. Given that I wasn’t doing a lot of moving around, that was enough to see me through the rest of the day.

Anime Watched: Sansha Sanyou.


Definitely Not Much

April 24, 2016

I was definitely dead to the world after I had gotten back from the market earlier this morning. At that point, I didn’t care, and once I put the potatoes and carrot in the fridge, along with the mangoes and bananas I bought, it was off to bed. No ifs or buts about it.

Once I did wake up though, it was already close to late afternoon. I grabbed a change of clothes, then headed to the bathroom to take a bath, as by that point I was stinky and sticky due to sweat. Once I dried myself out and got changed though, it was off to church, which was then followed by a detour to SM Savemore to buy soy sauce and patis.  We’re still missing a few stuff, but that can be taken care of once I go to the market again tomorrow morning.

Oh, and I took in the laundry that I hung out really early this morning, folded them as best as I could, and separated my own clothes from that of my father, my sister, and my nephew.

Anime Watched: Hai-Furi.