Good News, And Things That Make Me Go “Ick!”

May 31, 2016

I woke up early, but it turned out for naught, because the agency I went and visited at Cubao didn’t have any good prospects to offer. On the other hand, while I was on the MRT on the way home, the rep from that Aussie company I applied at a week ago finally contacted me, and informed me that, yes, they would like me to join the company, though the payment package was still being worked on. Hmm.

Now that would have been a great end to my morning, but unfortunately once I got back home I found that a mouse had decided to up and die in the middle of the kitchen. Ick. So I ended up spending most of the day trying to not look at it, while I went about my business downstairs. Might have to ask someone to sweep it up tomorrow though…

That aside, pretty much ramping down on the Kantai Collection event. Man, that ate up a month of my life, didn’t it?

Ooyashio, obviously.

Ooyashio, obviously.

Managed to farm Ooyashio, but Harukaze is a lost cause for now, as my Fuel finally bottomed out at zero, the first time in a while that happened. Hmm.

Yeeeah, zero Fuel.

Yeeeah, zero Fuel.

Now to recoup resources, and finally, FINALLY get back to watching my anime backlog.


I’ll Be Glad When It’s Done

May 30, 2016

It’s hard to think about something to write about, when most of my free time’s been taken up by, you guessed it, the Kantai Collection event. It’s gotten to the point that I haven’t been able to properly watch any anime, so one can see that I’ll really be glad when it finally ends on the first of June.

Until then though, I’m kind of doing some last-minute stockpiling so I could try and farm one of the new trophy destroyers (Ooyashio in this case) while I can, as she has a much higher chance of drop right now, whereas if she becomes available in the future again, it’ll be at a much decreased drop rate… Anyway we’ll just have to see how that goes.

My sister, her son, and my father, all went back to Quezon City again today, but not without leaving behind a hundred-dollar bill for me to use as I please as “allowance”. This is probably in response to the fact that I won’t get anymore pay from Sykes, as my thirty-business day leave credits had finally run out, reflected in the fact that I only got two thousand and eight hundred or so pesos during this payday. Ouch.

In any case, this means that I’ll really have to look for new work soon. Which only increases in importance with all those payments coming up…

So yeah, I better see about those job interviews lined up for me in the next few days, and see if any of them pique my interest enough, seeing as that Australian company still hadn’t gotten back to me about whether or not I was worth a slot in their company (which is annoying, as that looked like a really good deal, and they seemed to like me during that interview)… Maybe then I can officially hand in my resignation letter to the Sykes HR. Hmm.

A Bit Of Rain, A Bit Of City Business

May 25, 2016

I woke up early for the interview, but not surprisingly I still ended up a bit late. I was still close to SM Makati when the representative of the company I was visiting for a final interview called me, a little worried where I was. I reassured her that I was on the way, but even then it took me something like twenty minutes to walk all the way to PBCom tower, where the company was located.

The funny thing about all this? I still ended up being the first of the interviewees to arrive. Go figure.

The interview itself was a lighthearted affair, and through it I learned a bit about the account I was going to service, in case I get hired. Real estate. Hmm. I’m a bit worried though that I sort of arrived while the account was in the midst of an operations transition, meaning if I were to start, I’d have to juggle both calls and back office work… And I still have no idea how much they’re going to pay.

Oh well, they’re going to get back to me if they’re interested. I went home almost immediately, though I took a detour to SM Hypermart to buy a mop, which I used almost as soon as I got home to clean the floor downstairs.

As for the rest of the day, I spent it watching documentaries. No anime again this afternoon, I’m afraid. Oh, and it rained rather hard during the mid-afternoon, as well as the early evening, which helped somewhat with the heat, though it did nothing about the humidity. Ugh.

As Relaxed As I Could Be

May 24, 2016

I had to wake up early today, not by plan, but because of the sound of the rain that was falling outside my window. It was dark, and the rain came in torrents, and I wondered for a bit whether it would last for the entire day. It didn’t, unsurprisingly, so I had to get up and get changed, as I had decided last night to go to the market, as the house was out of cooking oil. On the way, I bought some pre-cut cabbages, sayote, and carrots, which I planned on using for soup later on.

I finally brought up the dried laundry that I had folded up last night… Then I noticed that I had left one of my nephew’s undies on the clothesline, which meant that it got wet in the rain. I took it in, and put it on one of the seats by the table to dry.

Otherwise it was an unhurried day. I cooked lunch (those pre-cut veggies plus chicken), watched documentaries, and played Kantai Collection on the side. I’m honestly enjoying Iowa’s hilarious Engrish, though I mostly just played the resource recoup game, building up fuel and buckets again. I’m thinking of maybe farming Harukaze during the weekend, but maybe I’ll just wait until I hit my natural resource cap on fuel before then.

That aside, I received a call from that Australian company again. There’s an early-morning interview by the client tomorrow, so I’ll see to that. If they pay better, and they have better incentives, who knows? It might prove a better deal than what I currently have with Sykes, especially if it’s a non-voice gig.

There’s one bit of annoyance today too. I accidentally broke my favorite mug. Luckily the pieces where big enough, and the cracks clean, but I still had to run off to buy super glue in a panic… And even when I stuck things mostly together, there were frightening gaps that begged being filled in. So off I went again to buy some epoxy filler too. The mug is mostly intact now, but at this point I’m waiting for the epoxy to cure over the next day or so, before I go and sand it. I only wish that the epoxy color wasn’t so beige

Wasn’t able to watch any anime today, so I’ll have to see about that tomorrow when I can, after maybe cleaning the floor downstairs.

Just Feeling A Bit Pleased

May 23, 2016

I have to say, the recent event in Kantai Collection was a bit of a mess.  What with the bugs brought on by the new game mechanic that was introduced in the event (Land-based Aircraft), and the utterly ridiculous last dance fleet compositions (including what amounts to an all-Princess lineup), it’s caused more than its share of grief among the player base.

But at least I’m done with it.

Ding! Dong! The witch is dead!

Ding! Dong! The witch is dead!

Spring 2016, Hard Mode, Clear! And this the first full-Hard run across all the event maps, as one really needed the bombers you get for clearing each phase on hard to even have a chance at E7’s last dance. Sheesh. 

Over-all that’s sixty-five runs, fifty or so of which were just for Last Dance. It really felt akin to bashing one’s head against a brick wall (made out of RNG!) in the hope that it would somehow break.

Medal of Honor an Salt.

Medal of Honor (and Salt).

Engrishy FREEDOM.

Engrishy FREEDOM.

Event Over!

Event Over!

In any case, time to sit back, relax, enjoy the rewards, and take the time until the weekend to decide whether or not I’d bother getting Harukaze, who’s a drop in the same boss node… Yikes.

Anime Watched: Anne Happy, Sansha Sanyou.


Not Really A Whole Lot To Do

May 20, 2016

The 40k game fell through this afternoon, primarily due to how my scheduled playing partner for a session of Kill Team conveniently experienced a bout of tonsilitis. Hmm. That left me with most of the afternoon off as a result, so I tried to spend most of it recouping resources in Kantai Collection, before I inevitably hit the final event map for the weekend. Oh boy.

That said, nothing much to share today. Wasn’t even able to get some sleep during the afternoon, but I guess that’s why I’m going to have to turn in early tonight. Somewhat.

Oh, and tomorrow’s our “surprise party” for our father, so let’s see how that works out too.

Anime Watched: Anne Happy!, Bakuon!!

Not With A Lot To Do

May 19, 2016

The title rather speaks for itself. It was a lazy day for me today, where aside from taking a bath, getting dressed, and preparing for myself lunch and dinner, I really didn’t do much today. Indeed, most of my time was given over to trying to clear the final phase of my run through Kantai Collection’s seasonal event’s last dance… which has proven to be easier said than done.

Let’s just say that it felt like a huge waste, and even now, hours later, that boss still stands undefeated. Tsk.

Time to recoup some resources, and what’s more, sanity. More and more, that little game of Killteam with my old buddies sound like a good idea.